Archive for Thursday, May 5, 2011

Also from May 5

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Free State softball vs. Shawnee Mission North LHS baseball vs. Leavenworth The day in photos, May 5, 2011
Do you think the city should allow the use of artificial turf in landscaping for businesses and apartment complexes?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, it’s unattractive and expensive to install
Yes, it’s easier to maintain
I’m not sure
Total 808

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton Statehouse Live: Kansas House approves resolution recognizing Lecompton’s role in state’s history
11:07 a.m., May 3, 2011 Updated 11:27 a.m. in print edition on 6A
Located between Topeka and Lawrence, the town has been called the “Birthplace of the Civil War — Where Slavery Began to Die.”
6:00 a.m.
Rodney Jones and Kassie Liebsch 2 in KU tickets scheme sent to prison camps
May 5, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Two conspirators convicted in the theft and sales of Kansas University football and basketball tickets are now in prison, according to federal officials.
10:00 a.m.
Douglas County commissioners Nancy Thellman, Jim Flory and Mike Gaughan discuss adding domestic partner benefits to the county's health insurance coverage during their meeting Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Douglas County Commission approves domestic partner benefits plan
May 5, 2011 in print edition on 5A
County commissioners Wednesday approved a new county health insurance plan that includes domestic partner benefit coverage.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence schools superintendent Rick Doll, foreground, addresses school board members Monday night during discussions on how to move forward on a task force’s recommendations. Possibilities facing the school board included closing schools and/or consolidating several others. From left are Doll, school board President Rich Minder, Vice President Mark Bradford, Marlene Merrill, Bob Byers, Mary Loveland, Vanessa Sanburn and Scott Morgan. Lawrence school board says budget cuts set for now, but more may loom
May 5, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Members of the Lawrence school board don’t intend to boost class sizes districtwide, or to cut entire sports programs, or to eliminate jobs for guidance counselors, school nurses or attendance secretaries. At least not yet.
6:00 p.m.
Nate Anderson works overnight at the Lawrence Amtrak depot, 413 E. Seventh St., Thursday, April 14, 2011. Anderson opens the building for the westbound midnight train. Caretaker keeps Lawrence Amtrak depot running while city sleeps
May 4, 2011
Nighttime in Lawrence is most often a quiet time. Unless you’re Nate Anderson. That’s because Anderson mans the Lawrence Amtrak depot, 413 E. Seventh St., opening it for the arrival of the midnight train.

All stories

Symbol gone, threat lingers
May 5, 2011 in print edition on A8
“Ding dong the witch is dead!”
Retail summit
Downtown merchants should give extended hours a solid trial.
May 5, 2011 in print edition on A8
Congratulations to Downtown Lawrence Inc. for putting the issue of extended retail hours back on the table.
Worth a visit
Legislators should take advantage of the opportunity to visit historic Lecompton.
May 5, 2011 in print edition on A8
Taking advantage of an invitation to visit historical Lecompton on May 20 would be a great way for Kansas legislators to celebrate the state’s 150th birthday.
Our Town sports for May 5
May 5, 2011 in print edition on B2
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