Archive for Friday, March 4, 2011

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6:00 a.m.
Crowds on Mass Street Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011. Kansas census results could lead to another redistricting battle
March 3, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Just as it was 10 years ago, Douglas County could be in the middle of redistricting battles again, officials indicated Thursday after new census figures were released.
10:00 a.m.
Bob Schumm Lawrence city commission candidate Bob Schumm hoping for another stint more than 30 years after first term
March 3, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Knock, knock, knock. Every 15 minutes a young Bob Schumm would rap on the door of a Kansas University fraternity or sorority house. Evening after evening, he would stand on a stoop with his little food cart. Sandwiches, milk, potato chips, hard-boiled eggs for sale. Hard-boiled eggs? “I don’t know that you can make a living selling them now, but you sure could in the late 1960s,” Schumm said.
2:00 p.m.
Hailey Gillespie, youth education director with Theater Lawrence, second from right, encourages her young actors to emote happiness during Monday's "School's Out, Theatre's In" program, in which kids from around Lawrence participated in theater activities for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The program is one that would be directly affected by Gov. Brownback's proposed funding cuts to the Kansas Arts Commission. The Lawrence Community Theater received a $7,840 Kansas Arts Education Leadership grant in the last fiscal year that helped to fund the "School's Out" program. Statehouse Live: Committee votes to keep Kansas Arts Commission; Lawrence students attend hearing
2:54 p.m., March 3, 2011 Updated 3:51 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Brownback issued an executive reorganization order that would abolish the Arts Commission, temporarily transition some of its duties to the Kansas State Historical Society, and have a non-profit foundation raise money for the arts.

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Speaker bans union official from Kansas House gallery
‘I guess if he had his way, he would build a moat around the Capitol and only allow people in who agree with him’
05:41 p.m., March 4, 2011 Updated 06:24 p.m. in print edition on A1
House Speaker Mike O’Neal on Friday said he was banning a union official from the House gallery over a dispute stemming from last week’s protests.
Breathing room
Lied Center patrons now can see and enjoy what original designers had in mind for the center’s main lobby.
March 4, 2011
What a difference a little space makes!