Archive for Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Members of the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Working Group — including, seated at table, from right, Josh Davis, Alison Nye, Stella Murphy, Chris Lempa and others — listen as facilitators outline various "scenarios" suggested for consideration. The presentation, during a meeting Nov. 21, 2011, included discussions of where students might go under a variety of options for consolidating elementary schools. Consolidating schools certain to ‘hurt,’ board member says
November 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
After five months of meeting, greeting, dreaming, researching, information-gathering and scenario-seeking, members of an advisory group charged with recommending how to shrink the number of elementary schools in the Lawrence school district finally saw a potential “scenario” taped up on a wall.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Justin Wesley, right, bumps teammate Tyshawn Taylor as the team takes the floor for warmups prior to tipoff against UCLA on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at the Lahaina Civic Center. Reeves Nelson changes game for UCLA
November 22, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Multiple tattoos make sleeves of his arms. His chin-down, expressionless stare and facial features call to mind Karl Childers, the character portrayed by Billy Bob Thornton in the compelling 1996 film, “Sling Blade.”
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Elijah Johnson pushes the ball up the court against UCLA during the first half Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at the Lahaina Civic Center. Showdown brewin’: Elijah Johnson helps KU dispatch UCLA
November 23, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Elijah Johnson, the hero of Kansas University’s Maui Invitational semifinal victory over UCLA, Wednesday tonight fulfills a lifelong dream.
10:00 a.m.
Loring Henderson, executive director of the Lawrence Community Shelter, foreground right, describes what the inside of a future homeless shelter might look like at the Franklin Business Center, 3701 Franklin Park Circle, in this October file photo. Thanks to 630 different donors, who gave more than $890,000 in fewer than eight weeks, LCS will celebrate next Thanksgiving at a new location. Lawrence Community Shelter to purchase new facility after surpassing fundraising goal
November 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Thanks to 630 different donors, who gave more than $890,000 in fewer than eight weeks, the Lawrence Community Shelter will celebrate next Thanksgiving at a new location.
2:00 p.m.
How do you make a turkey? Kids explain
November 23, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Local elementary students provide insight into the Thanksgiving Day tradition.
6:00 p.m.
Larger and fancier student apartment complexes being constructed around the edge of the city may offer brand-new spaces for students who now live in the many older complexes, like this one at 1310 Tennessee St. Development plan would replace mobile home park near 31st and Iowa streets with apartments
November 23, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Nearly 1,000 student bedrooms are being planned for an area just east of the Home Depot and Best Buy shopping area at 31st and Iowa streets.

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Key commitment
Continuing to take money from the state’s transportation fund to fill other budget holes will have a long-term negative impact on Kansas.
November 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
Kansas must balance many interests as it looks to its future growth and prosperity, but maintaining and improving its transportation system has to be close to the top of the list.