Archive for Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
In this 2009 file photo, Toby, a Shepherd Mix, stares out of her cage as Amanda Baldwin, an employee of the at the Lawrence and Douglas County Humane Society, makes her rounds filling water bowls Thursday. On Thursday, the Humane Society received 24 dogs from animal shelters in Pratt and Hutchinson that are ready to be adopted. Midge Grinstead resigns after 14 years leading Lawrence Humane Society; Mike Wildgen named interim leader
6:22 p.m., March 14, 2011 Updated 7:50 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Longtime Lawrence Humane Society executive director Midge Grinstead has resigned from her position after 14 years, the society’s board announced Monday, and Mike Wildgen will fill her role on an interim basis.
10:00 a.m.
District parents, concerned about their neighborhood schools, listen to the Lawrence school board’s discussion on how to move forward on a task force’s recommendations to close or consolidate schools. Consensus building on closure, consolidations for Lawrence schools
March 15, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Consensus is spreading. The Lawrence Elementary School Facility Vision Task Force’s consensus plan — close one school next year, then consolidate six schools into three or four within the next three to five years — picked up support Monday night from some key constituencies.
11:00 a.m.
Online chat
Lawrence school board candidate Marlene Merrill live chat
March 15, 2011
Lawrence school board candidate Marlene Merrill will chat live with LJWorld.com users Tuesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. Submit your question in advance below.
11:32 a.m.
Online chat
Lawrence school board candidate Marlene Merrill live chat
March 15, 2011
Lawrence school board candidate Marlene Merrill will chat live with LJWorld.com users Tuesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. Submit your question in advance below.
1:00 p.m.
Online chat
Lawrence City Commission candidate Hugh Carter live chat
March 15, 2011
Lawrence City Commission candidate Hugh Carter will hold a live chat with LJWorld.com users Tuesday, March 15 at 1 p.m. You can submit your question in advance below.
2:00 p.m.
Keith Diaz Moore Lawrence architect Keith Diaz Moore would draw upon help of KU, community on school board
March 14, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Keith Diaz Moore grew up in a university community, enjoying visits to the on-campus arts museum, attending on-campus theatrical events and learning plenty from student teachers assisting in his off-campus classrooms.
6:00 p.m.
The Wolf Creek nuclear power plant, which went online in 1985, is shown in this Jan. 11, 2000, photograph. Wolf Creek nuclear power plant officials monitoring situation in Japan
March 14, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Wolf Creek nuclear power plant officials said Monday that they are watching developments in Japan closely to see whether lessons can be learned from the plant disasters occurring there.

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‘World’ focus
March 15, 2011 in print edition on A8
I think the Journal-World must take “World” out of your name.
CID questions
Wichita officials and residents seem to have many of the same questions raised here in Lawrence about the use of special retail taxing districts
March 15, 2011 in print edition on A8
It’s good to know that Lawrence isn’t the only Kansas city struggling with how to use its new authority to designate special retail taxing districts.