Archive for Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Jerry Younger, the state's transportation engineer, talks to Ali Shutt of Eudora after a press conference in Olathe about safety measures on Kansas Highway 10. Shutt holds her daughter, Courtlynn, who was injured in an April 16 crash on K-10 that killed her brother, Cainan Shutt, 5. Transportation secretary makes case that cable barriers are no ‘silver bullet,’ but announces meetings to study their effectiveness on K-10
April 29, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas Department of Transportation officials told reporters Friday afternoon that cable median barriers on divided highways weren’t a “silver bullet” in stopping all accidents as the state studies the safety of Kansas Highway 10
6:00 a.m.
Bo Hopson hammers crosses into the ground Saturday, April 23, 2011, on the north side of Kansas Highway 10 just east of Church Street in Eudora, where a double fatality accident happened last week. Hopson, son of Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson, said the crosses were being set up to bring awareness to to the need for median cable barriers along the highway. Deadly accident spurs calls to make K-10 safer
May 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
For Briana Arensberg, it happened in a split second. She was headed west about 8:20 p.m. Aug. 21 on Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora when suddenly a trailer slammed into the side of her vehicle and caused her Mitsubishi sport utility vehicle to flip over.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence homes’ tax values often more than selling prices
May 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The Journal-World obtained a copy of a Lawrence Board of Realtors database that lists the address, closing date and sales price of every home sold in Lawrence by a Realtor in 2010. An analysis found that homes often had tax values higher than what the homes sold for, even though they sold just a few days prior to when the county appraiser set its value.
2:00 p.m.
August Bonecutter and her son Jeremy Scott, 17, sit in their room at Immanuel Lutheran Church, where they are staying as part of the Family Promise program that provides homeless families a temporary place to live at churches throughout the city. Family Promise provides a safety net for homeless families
May 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
In one week, August Bonecutter lost her job, her home and her car. That year, her mother died, her sister had to go to the hospital for a difficult pregnancy, her nephew got pneumonia and her relationship went sour.
6:00 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback speaks at the Statehouse in Topeka March 11, 2011. Brownback points to legislative progress; Democrats say social issues wasted time
April 30, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Gov. Sam Brownback says the 2011 legislative session has been about “jobs, jobs, jobs.” “That has been our primary focus,” Brownback said at a news conference last week as the Legislature resumed the session. But Democrats say Brownback, a Republican, and the Republican-dominated Legislature have been more about killing jobs and pleasing the GOP base on social issues.
10:03 p.m.
This April 1998 file photo shows exiled al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. A person familiar with developments on Sunday, May 1, 2011 say
9:46 p.m., May 1, 2011 Updated 1:17 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States, is dead, and the U.S. is in possession of his body, President Barack Obama announced to the world Sunday night.

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Carnegie divide
Balancing uses in the former Carnegie Library is fine for now, but it would be great for the city if the demands of being the center of a new national heritage area eventually take over the building.
May 1, 2011 in print edition on A13
Some problems are good to have. That seems to be the case at the former Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets.