Archive for Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Brock and Steve Robson, of Ace Bail Bonds, 2400 Franklin Road in Lawrence, are a father and son team that work to bail people out of jail. They are held liable for the cost of the entire bond of their clients if they don’t show up for court, and sometimes they have to go searching for a person who has skipped on a bond. Being a bail bondsman often risky business
October 3, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Bail bondsman Steve Robson doesn’t deal with many nice guys.
6:00 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Statehouse Live: Ethics Commission says legislators can use campaign funds to pay for office water coolers
11:46 a.m., October 3, 2011 Updated 2:49 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The opinion by the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission was prompted by a cost-cutting move approved by the Legislature and the initiative of Sen. Dick Kelsey, R-Goddard.
10:00 a.m.
Kenichi Arai, from Hiratsuka, Japan, left, is greeted by Sue Hack and Kathy and Dick Stuntz during a reception at the Spring Hill Suites on Monday. A 13-member delegation from Hiratsuka, one of Lawrence’s sister cities, arrived in Lawrence on Monday and included Hiratsuka Mayor Katsuhiro Ochiai. City greets Hiratsuka group, celebrates 20-year exchange
October 4, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The city’s sister cities program turns 20 this year, and a 13-member delegation from Hiratsuka, Japan, is in Lawrence to mark the occasion.
2:00 p.m.
Willard Epling and Paula Hladky, are nominees for the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center's 2010 Wallace Galluzzi Outstanding Volunteer Award. They both volunteer for Douglas County Emergency Management. If an emergency arises, you want volunteers Paula Hladky and Willard Epling around
October 4, 2011 in print edition on 1A
If disaster ever strikes Douglas County, whether it’s a Joplin-like tornado, an outbreak of a deadly contagious disease or a hazardous material contamination, count on Perry residents Paula Hladky and Willard Epling to launch into action, working to save lives.
6:00 p.m.
Principals were among folks in the audience for the Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 meeting of the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Working Group. In the front row with her head down was Nancy DeGarmo, principal of New York School, working her iPad. In the back row, to the side of Lawrence school board members Keith Diaz Moore and Rick Ingram, were Principals Cris Anderson, of Kennedy School; Jeanne Fridell, of Woodlawn School; Lesa Frantz, of Pinckney School; and Tammy Becker, of Hillcrest School. Chris Bay, principal of Sunset Hill School, didn't make the picture, as he was sitting off to the side. Consolidation group readies for school board conversation
October 4, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Volunteers asked to study how to close at least two of six schools identified for potential consolidation soon could be asking their elected leaders for advice.

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Screening needed
Stores should be more careful about the charities to whom they give an implied endorsement by allowing them to solicit donations on store property.
October 4, 2011 in print edition on A8
Some area stores may want to ramp up their process for screening charitable groups they allow to solicit donations on their property.