Archive for Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
2012 Academic All Stars back row from left are Philip Kaul, Matthew Kelso, Derek Moore, Ruben Ghijsen, Ally Bristol and Parker Riley. Front row from left are Anne Reed-Weston, Louis Joslyn, Charis Fisher and Adam Brien. 2012 Academic All-Stars are impressive, humble
April 22, 2012
Since 1997, the Journal-World annually has honored one class of outstanding students. The students are chosen based on their academic records and extracurricular activities.
10:00 a.m.
Mike Caron, executive director of the Save the Wetlands organization, hands out tools to volunteers Saturday, April 21, 2012, for a Day of Caring project in the Wakarusa Wetlands. The group walked into the wetlands north of 31st Street, toward Haskell Indian Nations University where paths are being created and widened. The volunteers were among more than 200 who helped out for United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center’s Day of Caring. Volunteers help agencies with to-do lists on Day of Caring
April 21, 2012
Employees at the Willow Domestic Violence Center have wanted to transform the center’s look for a while now. But they’ve lacked the funds to pull it off.
2:00 p.m.
Barbie Gossett, a kindergarten teacher at Woodlawn School, works with her class during a reading exercise. From left are Luke Poloncheck, Riley Honeyman, Danny Reagan, Joe Schmidt and Abi Krise. School board to look at expanding full-day kindergarten to all elementaries
April 21, 2012
By the start of next school year, full-day kindergarten could be available at all elementary schools in the Lawrence school district.
6:00 p.m.
A view from a future apartment building in the former Poehler Grocery Warehouse building in east Lawrence looks over the Cider Vinegar Building and toward Mount Oread in the distance. The Cider building is being converted into a ground-floor art gallery with an outdoor reception space, while small offices will occupy the second floor. The project, near Eighth and Pennsylvania streets, will convert the 1904 Poehler building into apartments. Bringing a vision into view
April 21, 2012
Now the east Lawrence development is starting to delve into realms that he didn’t envision when he purchased the long-vacant building last year. Krsnich has begun work on the adjacent Cider Vinegar Building to convert it into a ground floor art gallery with an outdoor reception space, while small offices will occupy the second floor.

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Informed choice
Douglas County officials should move ahead on a plan to give consumers the information they need to make a wise towing decision.
April 22, 2012
There’s a scam going on in Douglas County, and local government officials need to do something to end it.