Archive for Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. City: New rec center should be $15 million investment
November 9, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday tentatively answered one question about the idea of a new west Lawrence recreation center: About $15 million is how much the community should invest.
6:00 a.m.
Bishop Scott Jones, left, and Archbishop Joseph Naumann on Wednesday speak on illegal immigration during news conference at the Capitol. The church leaders endorsed comprehensive federal immigration reform. Church leaders ask Kansas Legislature to stay out of illegal immigration reform
11:36 a.m., November 9, 2011 Updated 11:12 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Proposals to crack down on illegal immigration are likely to be raised during the legislative session that starts in January.
10:00 a.m.
Nola Levings, 9, and Eliana Delcampo, 8, take turns trying on a Marine Corps helmet during a Strong Girls program Wednesday during which girls got to meet and hear from four female military veterans at Kansas University’s sport and exercise psychology department. Strong Girls is a Kansas University-affiliated after-school program. KU after-school program encourages positive life skills for girls
November 9, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Sara Sneath told the group of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade girls what it was like being a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.
2:00 p.m.
The former Farmland Industries site on the eastern edge of Lawrence is shown in an aerial photo taken Monday, May 16, 2011. City, SurePoint negotiating property deal on former Farmland Industries site
November 9, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The city hasn’t yet begun marketing the former Farmland Industries property as a new business park, but that hasn’t stopped a local business from trying to expand onto the site.
4:44 p.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo  Marines gathered at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics on Thursday, November 10, 2011, to celebrate the 236th birthday commemoration of the Marine Corps. Marines celebrate 236th birthday
November 10, 2011 in print edition on 4A
Marines of the past, present and future congregated at the Dole Institute of Politics on Thursday to mark the 236th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps with cake, a video message from their commandant and a message from a fellow Marine.
6:00 p.m.
Team Rubicon members Tyler Tannahill and Tom Hudson search debris in Joplin, Mo., after a tornado devastated the town. Team Rubicon’s military veterans stand ready to help community
November 9, 2011 in print edition on 3A
After nearly five years in the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment, serving through five deployments in active war zones, former Sgt. Howard “Ford” Sypher stands ready to assemble an all-volunteer force to assist in domestic times of need.

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Our Town Sports for Nov. 10
November 10, 2011 in print edition on B10
A weekly roundup of local results and events.
Teacher loss
The state can’t expect to maintain the quality of its public schools when it funds fewer teachers to serve more students.
November 10, 2011 in print edition on A8
Statistics released last week by the Kansas State Department of Education offer a clear picture of at least one effect of recent state funding cuts for public schools.