Archive for Saturday, April 21, 2012

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12:30 a.m.
Kansas University sophomore Jen Rosacker, of Topeka, a coordinator for MILK (Mentors in the Lives of Kids), laughs as Emma, 5, has a little trouble with tape stuck to her fingers during the Music Madness event April 6 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Volunteer devoted to making big difference in lives of children
April 19, 2012
She may not have a cool invisible airplane like Wonder Woman or be able to leap over tall buildings like Superman, but Jen Rosacker is determined to be a superhero. This plucky Kansas University sophomore from Topeka is taking to heart the motto for a volunteer organization she helps coordinate: Be a Child’s Superhero.
6:00 a.m.
This wing of the Larned State Hospital houses participants involved in the Sexual Predator Treatment Program. State hospitals reporting struggles because of low pay, long hours, early retirement incentives
April 20, 2012
The hospitals also have reported that low salary and long hours are making it difficult to recruit and retain staff.
10:00 a.m.
Free State High's newest graduates celebrate on Sunday afternoon after a ceremony in the school's new stadium. School board to consider high school program aimed at helping prepare first-generation college students for higher education
April 20, 2012
A national program that prepares middle-of-the-road and first-generation college students for higher education could soon be implemented in Lawrence’s high schools.
2:00 p.m.
Traffic moves Ninth Street on Wednesday evening. The city is planning to improve this stretch of road between Tennessee and Iowa streets. City eyes improvements to Ninth Street intersections
April 21, 2012
When it comes to the Ninth and Michigan area, what’s just over the hill isn’t always good news.
6:00 p.m.
The Douglas County Courthouse. Judicial officials to reconsider closings after assurances from legislators who say they don’t understand how courts couldn’t trust them to provide funding
April 20, 2012
A few days after the Legislature adjourned for its nearly month-long break, Chief Justice Nuss ordered the courts closed for five days, resulting in the furlough without pay of 1,500 employees. The first furlough occurred April 13, and the remaining ones are scheduled for April 27, May 11, May 25 and June 8.

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Earth Day
April 21, 2012
We should celebrate Earth Day, April 22.