Archive for Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Thom Weik, Lawrence, looks at a window of the Robert Hall Pearson house towards the Black Jack Battlefield during the Black Jack Battle 153rd anniversary celebration on Sunday, May 30, 2009, near Baldwin City. A $163,000 project to restore this 121-year-old pioneer home is the big winner in the first round of grants through Douglas County’s natural and cultural heritage grant program.
Heritage council backs allotting $163K to farmhouse
November 14, 2011 in print edition on 3A
A $163,000 project to restore a 121-year-old pioneer home on the site of the Black Jack Battlefield is the big winner in the first round of grants through Douglas County’s natural and cultural heritage grant program.
6:00 a.m.
Neighbors who live around the Legend's Apartments at Clinton Parkway and Crossgate are somewhat upset about a proposed apartment complex planned. Neighbors are upset over plans for more apartments along Clinton Parkway
November 14, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Don’t tell Lawrence developer Tim Stultz that the city’s apartment market is overbuilt. His 224 one-bedroom apartments near Clinton Parkway and Crossgate Drive are all leased, and produce a waiting list of about 40 people each August. That’s why he wants to build another 136 units. But don’t tell neighbors that live near the Remington Square development that they should have to live with more apartments. If approved, the project would bring the total number of apartments to more than 800 along the stretch of Clinton Parkway between Inverness and Crossgate drives.
10:00 a.m.
In 1972, Wayne Bowers, an assistant in the Kansas University sports information department, was convicted of "enticing a minor." Today, he works with other sex offenders to seek treatment. In contrast to the situation at Penn State, KU moved swiftly to remove Bowers. Man who was twice convicted on child sex charges now advocate for treatment
November 14, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Amid last week’s media frenzy over Penn State’s child sex abuse scandal, Wayne Bowers was reminded of a not-too-dissimilar incident that happened at Kansas University decades earlier.
11:00 p.m.
The parents of Mary Paez, left, who was killed in a 2010 car accident, have reached a $100,000 settlement with the insurance carrier of the driver, Sean Barrett Walker, right. $100K settlement reached in fatal accident
November 15, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The parents of a 19-year-old Lawrence woman who died in a 2010 crash in west Lawrence have reached a $100,000 settlement with the insurance carrier for the other driver involved, a 23-year-old Overland Park man, according to Douglas County court records.

All stories

European economy has all but stalled, report says
November 15, 2011 in print edition on A7
Europe appears headed for a recession — if it isn’t in one already.
Congress pushes back on healthier school lunches
November 15, 2011 in print edition on A8
Who needs leafy greens and carrots when pizza and french fries will do?
Do the right thing
The indifference to children exhibited in the Penn State tragedy cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.
November 15, 2011 in print edition on A8
It’s a toll-free number and can save a life: 1-800-922-5330.