Archive for Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Loring Henderson, executive director of the Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS) foreground right, describes what the inside of the future shelter will look like Tuesday, Oct. 4th during the announcement of the pending property purchase at the Franklin Business Center, 3701 Franklin Park Circle. It was also the official kickoff of the public phase to raise the last $800,000 to complete the capital campaign. The Lawrence Community Shelter has already raised about 75 percent of the money necessary to purchase and renovate the property and provide a decent shelter, for the needs of the families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Lawrence and Douglas County. Homeless shelter poised to purchase property for new building; an additional $800,000 needed for project
4:11 p.m., October 4, 2011 Updated 12:03 p.m. in print edition on 1A
City and county officials are on board, and the property’s under contract to purchase. Now, Lawrence Community Shelter officials just need $800,000 to make a new 125-bed home just east of Lawrence a reality.
10:00 a.m.
City commissioners met Tuesday, June 21, 2011, to discuss how to better enforce the city's occupancy limits. The policy states that no more than 3 unrelated people may live in a home in a single-family zoning district, or four unrelated people in a single residence in a multidwelling zoning district. City adopts tougher penalties for landlords who violate city code for single-family homes
October 5, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Unscrupulous Lawrence landlords beware: The price of violating a longtime city code just got much higher.
6:00 p.m.
A new report by a nonpartisan health consumer group says middle-class Americans are being deeply affected by the insurance crisis. They are paying more for insurance, but their incomes are declining. Businesses also are dropping insurance benefits because of the high costs. Statehouse Live: Without a state health insurance exchange, feds will take over major portions of system, official says
10:05 a.m., October 4, 2011 Updated 3:10 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Gov. Sam Brownback rejected a $31.5 million federal grant to help set up a health insurance exchange. He said there were too many strings attached to the grant, although he had earlier supported it, and some of the contentions by the Brownback administration about the exchange have been refuted.

All stories

Lineup in flux for floundering Buckeyes
October 5, 2011 in print edition on B6
These are dark times for the Ohio State football program.
Collateral damage
The health of low-income Kansas women is falling victim to a new Kansas law.
October 5, 2011 in print edition on A8
Low-income women in and around Dodge City soon may be denied basic health care services thanks to a new Kansas law.