Archive for Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Bernie West, right, listens during a school board public hearing Monday regarding the proposal to close Wakarusa Valley School. West is a third-grade teacher at Wakarusa Valley, where she has worked for 28 years. The board voted 6-1 Monday to close the school, with only board member Marlene Merrill in favor of keeping it open. Lawrence school board members vote to close Wakarusa Valley School
9:51 p.m., March 28, 2011 Updated 12:43 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Wakarusa Valley School soon will celebrate its 50th birthday, but it won’t be open for its 51st.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. 2010 city report shows more money flowing into Lawrence than out
March 29, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The checkbook is balanced at Lawrence City Hall. A new financial report shows that Lawrence city government in 2010 managed to take in about $215,000 more in revenue than it spent, despite a down economy.
1:00 p.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew chats live about April elections
March 29, 2011
Shew, the county's chief elections officer, will be available to answer questions about the upcoming election for Lawrence City Commission and area school boards, including the Lawrence school board. You can submit your questions in advance below. In-person, advance voting continues through noon April 4 at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., and polls will be open countywide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, April 5.
1:41 p.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew chats live about April elections
March 29, 2011
Shew, the county's chief elections officer, will be available to answer questions about the upcoming election for Lawrence City Commission and area school boards, including the Lawrence school board. You can submit your questions in advance below. In-person, advance voting continues through noon April 4 at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., and polls will be open countywide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, April 5.
2:00 p.m.
John Reikhof, a radiology resident at KU Hospital's Cancer Center and Medical Pavilion. KU receives $4 million to support cancer center efforts
March 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The Kansas University Cancer Center announced a $4 million boost in private donations on Monday that will support the center’s efforts to achieve National Cancer Institute designation.

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Customer service
The city utilities department should get moving on changes to improve its billing system.
March 29, 2011 in print edition on A8
How long does it take to make billing changes that will benefit Lawrence utility customers?