Archive for Sunday, August 12, 2012

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12:13 a.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback expressed optimism about the long-term strength of the state government's budget Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the Statehouse, by announcing early payment of $24 million in bond debt. Brownback says Republican voters made ‘clear statement’ in support of conservatives during primary
August 10, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday that Republican voters made a “clear statement” in support of conservative candidates during the GOP primary.
6:00 a.m.
Bob Lockwood, of Lawrence, a judge in the first Downtown Lawrence Elvis Spectacular, tosses a teddy bear into a crowd of children during his Elvis tribute before the Elvis Sing-Off in South Park. Kings for a day: Lawrence’s first Elvis parade, sing-off draws a crowd
August 12, 2012
An army of Elvi streamed down Massachusetts Street on Saturday for the Downtown Lawrence Elvis Spectacular. Afterward, the Elvi congregated at South Park for a sing-off. Elvi young and old gyrated hips and curled lips doing their best Elvis impersonations.
10:00 a.m.
In this Aug. 3, 2012 photo, Tony Frost, of Frost Farms, surveys a pond in the cattle pasture that serves as the water source for his cattle that has nearly dried up in Tallula, Ill. After months of drought, the central Illinois creeks and ponds that the 300 cows and calves drink from on the farm are dry or close to it. Frost has to buy and haul water, about 4,000 gallons a day, split up in four trips to different pastures. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) Opportunity and woe: Tales from a drought
August 12, 2012
The United States is in the midst of the worst drought in decades, and the dry weather and soaring temperatures are taking a toll on people living and working in Ohio west to California and Texas north to the Dakotas.
2:00 p.m.
Numbers show decrease in gun violence
August 11, 2012
Shootings and other firearm and weapons-related crimes in Lawrence have dropped significantly since 2006, according to data provided by the Lawrence Police Department.
6:00 p.m.
Paul Wood, left, and his son, Jason, pictured at their home at 1108 Conn., moved from California to Lawrence in 2000 after Jason was critically injured in a cycling accident. In 2005, they moved into their current residence with the help of Tenants to Homeowners, an organization that helps low-income families find affordable housing. Group sees families through home stretch
August 11, 2012
In 2000, when Paul Wood moved back to Lawrence with his son, Jason, they were strapped for cash. The elder Wood had left his job with California public schools to care for his son, who had been critically injured in a cycling accident.

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