Archive for Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger hangs out with head coach Turner Gill on the sidelines of practice in this Aug. 16 file photo. Zenger announced Gill was fired on Sunday. KU football turns eye to future
November 29, 2011 in print edition on 1B
As some members of the coaching staff loaded cardboard boxes into vehicles outside of the Anderson Family Football Complex on Monday afternoon, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger met inside with the KU football team and a few remaining members of the staff.
6:00 a.m.
Robert Siedlecki, chief of staff for the Florida Department of Health, was picked earlier this year by then Gov.-elect Sam Brownback to be secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. On Tuesday, Republican and Democratic legislators approved a motion seeking to stop Gov. Sam Brownback from moving several juvenile justice programs to the SRS. Panel slams Brownback proposal to move juvenile justice programs to SRS
November 29, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Republican and Democratic legislators on Tuesday approved a motion seeking to stop Gov. Sam Brownback from moving several juvenile justice programs to the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
10:00 a.m.
Local social service providers are doubting the data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau, which says the poverty rate in Douglas County fell dramatically from to 2009 to 2010. Social service agencies dispute Douglas County census poverty rates
November 29, 2011
If you believe the U.S. Census Bureau, Lawrence and Douglas County residents have been doing a stellar job of pulling themselves out of poverty lately. The problem is, several social service providers say they don’t believe the U.S. Census Bureau.
2:00 p.m.
Megan King, parent of a sixth-grader at Southwest Middle School who helped organize a petition opposing standards-based grading, expresses her frustration with the Lawrence school district’s computer system used by teachers and accessible by parents for tracking students’ progress. She was among 70 parents, teachers, administrators, school board members and others attending a “Grading for Learning” informational forum Tuesday at Southwest. Parents, teachers voice concerns regarding standards-based grading
November 30, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Parents concerned about the use of standards-based grading in Lawrence middle schools took their questions, concerns and frustrations directly to the folks in charge Tuesday night.
11:00 p.m.
A memorial to Jana Mackey is tucked within a gathering of bee balm in the United Way building courtyard, 2518 Ridge Court, in this 2010 file photo. Advocates hope national release of Jana Mackey video will raise awareness about domestic violence
November 29, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The national release of a video about Jana Mackey, a Lawrence woman who was killed by her former boyfriend, will be Dec. 6.

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Suspect in bank robbery apprehended
Robbery was second at Central National Bank on Ninth Street since July
03:38 p.m., November 30, 2011 Updated 12:15 a.m. in print edition on A1
Lawrence police apprehended a suspect in connection to a bank robbery at the Central National branch, 603 W. Ninth.
After hiking taxes, Ill. now considers easing them
November 30, 2011 in print edition on A6
What a state takes away, it also can give back.