Archive for Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
A young boy wearing his Buzz Lightyear backpack races to class at New York School. Lawrence school district preparing to deal with $3 million loss
March 30, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence school district expects to fill its $3 million budget hole for next year without laying off a single teacher or eliminating a single program.
6:00 a.m.
Kassie Liebsch Former manager of KU athletics ticket office Kassie Liebsch sentenced to 37 months in federal prison
10:59 a.m., March 30, 2011 Updated 1:02 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The former manager of the KU ticket office is headed to prison for her role in a $2 million ticket scheme that illegally funneled thousands of tickets for Kansas University basketball and football games to brokers and others.
9:30 a.m.
Patrick Pichette, Google's chief financial officer, claps after an announcement that Google had chosen to build its ultra high-speed fiber network in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Google picks Kansas City, Kan., for high-speed fiber network project
11:35 a.m., March 30, 2011 Updated 6:47 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Wyandotte County is the winner of a high-stakes, high-profile national competition to land Google’s ultra high-speed fiber network.
1:00 p.m.
From left: Bob Schumm, Mike Machell, Mike Dever, Hugh Carter and Sven Alstrom Lawrence City Commission candidates spar over special taxing districts; Schumm defends city subsidy for fire sprinklers
March 30, 2011 in print edition on 1A
“Sneaky taxes” are quickly becoming the steamy issue in the race for the Lawrence City Commission.
4:30 p.m.
This brown recluse spider is among the many that have come to KU graduate student Erin Saupe. The geology and Biodiversity Institute student researched how climate change will affect the habitat of brown recluse spiders. Climate change could have dangerous spider crawling northward
March 30, 2011 in print edition on 3A
As temperatures creep northward over the next couple decades, so will the poisonous brown recluse spider. Erin Saupe, a Kansas University geology and Biodiversity Institute student, has spent the past year and half studying how climate change will impact the habitat of brown recluse spiders.

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Public notice
The flow of information from the Lawrence school district to its patrons needs some work.
March 31, 2011 in print edition on A6
When the Lawrence school board is facing difficult decisions such as budget cuts and school closings, it’s more important than ever to keep the public fully informed.