Archive for Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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KU coach Torbush retires; Shealy, Wyatt promoted The day in photos, May 31, 2011
Have you ever been cited for not wearing your seat belt while driving?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, but I wear it regularly
No, and I don’t wear it regularly
Yes, and now I wear it every time I drive
Yes, but I still don’t wear it regularly
Total 758
Not counting Bill Self, who do you think is the best men's basketball coach in the Big 12?

Poll results

Response Percent
Texas Tech’s Billy Gillispie
Texas’ Rick Barnes
Oklahoma’s Lon Kruger
Kansas State’s Frank Martin
Baylor’s Scott Drew
Oklahoma State’s Travis Ford
Total 1045
What is the most you've paid for a tank of gas?

Poll results

Response Percent
$80 or more
$50 or less
Total 591

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
This Lawrence fire engine has a solar panel on its roof, which is used to power its lights and radio equipment. The fire engine is one of the city's 573 vehicles. The city purchases fuel in bulk, about 7,000 gallons at a time. Fuel prices make big impact on Lawrence budget
May 31, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Every cent at the gas pump adds up. Rising fuel prices are costing the city of Lawrence an additional $100,000 this fiscal year.
9:30 a.m.
From left, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and Second District Congresswomen Lynn Jenkins were in attendance listening as Kansas Governor Sam Brownback gave his State of the State address to Senate and House members as well as the public in Topeka. Douglas County attorneys to examine violent sexual predator cases
May 30, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office is gearing up to handle more cases that fall under the state’s sexually violent predator law by empowering more prosecutors to take the cases to court.
1:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Hank Cotton is pictured with his storm shelter, which is built into his garage at Lake View Villas in West Lawrence. Cotton and other neighbors are concerned that their storm shelters may not be as safe as they were led to believe. Residents afraid ‘safe rooms’ in homes not as secure as claimed
May 31, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Jeff Waltho says he wasn’t just buying a home when he recently bought one unit of a fourplex off Lake Pointe Drive in west Lawrence. He also was buying peace of mind. The advertisement for the home even said so.
4:30 p.m.
A baby bird awaits food from the confines of a small butter tub Thursday, May 12, 2011. Operation Wildlife taking care of more animals since deadly storms
May 31, 2011 in print edition on 3A
In one room, a volunteer readies a hobbled fawn — recently attacked by a dog — for a stroll around the grounds. Less than 10 feet away, volunteer Roger Rucker wrestles a feisty bald eagle named Sassy while the bird gets an injection for an injured leg.
7:00 p.m.
Katie Becker, a retired Hillcrest Elementary teacher, continues to work for children as a court-appointed special advocate working with abused and neglected children. Retired teacher still making difference as child advocate
May 31, 2011 in print edition on 3A
When Katie Becker retired from teaching at Hillcrest School in 2005, she wasn’t ready to retire from working with children. So she began one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of her life. She became a Court Appointed Special Advocate, working with abused and neglected children in care of the juvenile court.

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Event support
May 31, 2011 in print edition on A8
The Willow Domestic Violence Center wishes to thank everyone who helped make the Red Shoe Walk and 5K festivities on May 6 a success.
Growth gamble
Determining the proper timing for a new sewage treatment plant for Lawrence is a tricky proposition.
May 31, 2011 in print edition on A8
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the choices surrounding a new sewage treatment plant for the city of Lawrence aren’t very appealing. Nothing about that subject ever is.