Archive for Monday, April 9, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Video cameras dot areas of the KU campus, such as Daisy Hill, as noted by this sign, but police don’t publicize all of their locations. KU campus cameras keep extra watch for crime
April 7, 2012
Kansas University is adding extra sets of eyes to parking lots and other buildings. And KU Police Chief Ralph Oliver is thankful for the expansion of security cameras on campus.
10:00 a.m.
Bill Klimas, a Reuter Organ employee, adjusts organ pipes March 31 at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway. The church spent seven years repairing and updating its organ, and will be unveiled for the first time Easter Sunday.  Vital organ: Church spends 7 years refurbishing instrument
12:00 a.m., April 8, 2012 Updated 12:49 p.m.
The façade of First Presbyterian Church has been likened to Bethlehem on more than one occasion. During Tracy Resseguie’s seven-year process of repairing and updating the church’s pipe organ, he realized the church needed a star of its own.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach applauds at an event outside the Statehouse last week (Oct. 10). Kobach, a Republican, pushed through legislation to require Kansans to show photo ID when they vote. The law is part of a national trend. Kansas officials await ruling on Arizona immigration law
April 8, 2012
The law contained a number of controversial provisions that are now front and center before the Supreme Court.
6:00 p.m.
Heather Miller, 22, gets a kiss from her 17-month-old daughter, Shylin James. Miller and her daughter are residents at The Salvation Army Family Service Center in Olathe. In Johnson County, homelessness significant but harder to see
April 8, 2012
Walk through downtown Lawrence, and there’s a chance you’ll spot someone who looks homeless, or maybe you’ll run across a panhandler. And with the region’s largest shelter, the Lawrence Community Shelter, located downtown, homelessness has a visible presence in the city. But in Johnson County, which, according to the Point-in-Time Homeless Count, actually has more homeless people than Douglas County — 315 to 226 identified in 2011 — the issue appears hidden.
10:00 p.m.
Runners take off from the starting line at Haskell Indian Nations University for the beginning of the Kansas Half Marathon, held Sunday, April 17, 2011. This year's event is April 22. It has a new coordinator and race director and will start and finish in downtown Lawrence. The event benefits Health Care Access, a medical clinic for low-income Douglas County residents who are uninsured.
Lawrence’s largest running event set for April 22, to benefit safety net clinic
April 7, 2012
The April 22 Kansas Half Marathon includes a half marathon and 5K race, and one-mile children’s fun run. There will not be a 10K race this year. The event also will start and finish in downtown Lawrence at Ninth and New Hampshire streets. There will be about 200 volunteers helping with the event, including 70 course directors.

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Time to choose
It’s time for the Lawrence school board to set a direction for the district on elementary school consolidation.
April 9, 2012
Someone, either on the Lawrence school board or in the district’s administrative offices, has decided to call the question on elementary school consolidation.