Archive for Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Glen Marotz, associate dean of the School of Engineering explains the design structure of the Fracture & Fatigue Lab where testing can be done on construction industry large scale structural members. The lab is part of the School of Engineerings new research facility, the Measurement, Materials and Sustainable Environment Center (M2SEC). New engineering building boasts state-of-the-art-test environments
August 19, 2012
As Kansas University associate engineering dean Glen Marotz gives a tour of the school’s new $23.6 million research building, he takes care to point out how every available dollar went into the new lab spaces.
6:00 a.m.
The Princeton Review ranked Kansas University high in several categories in its annual review of colleges. It was among the top-ranked schools for Best College Newspaper, Best College Radio Station and Best Jock School. KU newspaper, radio station and sports gain spots in Princeton Review rankings
August 20, 2012
Kansas University received national recognition on Monday for its campus newspaper, its college radio station and its sporting opportunities.
10:00 a.m.
As part of the new KU campaign to encourage responsible use of alcohol, students will study the Lawrence community to identify how best to get a safe drinking message across here. Officers pour resources into underage drinking battle
August 21, 2012
Thousands of new Kansas University students made it to Lawrence in recent days for orientation and classes. Now a group aimed at curbing underage drinking hopes to leave an early impression about stopping another cycle that often involves a new set of underage drinkers.
2:00 p.m.
One of the items in the $4.4 million renovation in 2000 of Cedar Crest was a security gate adorned with metal sunflowers at the drive of the governor's mansion. Gov. Sam Brownback and other Republican legislators have come under fire for allegations they violated the state's open meetings act when they allegedly discussed state business at a dinner gathering at Cedar Crest. DA says governor’s meetings didn’t violate law
9:42 a.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 1:45 p.m.
Private dinner gatherings that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback hosted for dozens of legislators at his official residence didn’t substantially violate the state’s opening meetings law even though they touched upon his legislative agenda, a state prosecutor said Tuesday.
6:00 p.m.
Although a bit too young to qualify for the position, 9-year-old Jack Bellemere, a fourth-grader at Raintree Montessori School, wants to be a county commissioner. Jack was photographed Thursday in the County Commission chambers at the Douglas County Courthouse. 9-year-old’s civic interests have him longing for a role in government
August 20, 2012
Jack Bellemere is a pretty precocious kid. He’s got a mop of curly brown hair, glasses and a bit of a shy demeanor. Recently, Jack asked some questions that got him and his mom, Kim Bellemere, started on a path to Jack meeting the Douglas County Commission and sitting in on its meetings. He wants to be a county commissioner. The only problem? Jack’s about nine years too young.
10:00 p.m.


In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 photo, ripening apples hang from a tree at Burtt's apple orchard in Cabot, Vt. Farmers across northeast Kansas are finding apples ready for harvest earlier, thanks to this summer's hot weather. But they're experiencing mixed results with the quality of the crop.
Drought’s effect on apple crop mixed
August 21, 2012
Following the lead of early summer stone fruits and most other produce this year, northeast Kansas apples are arriving one to four weeks early. And farmers say the crop’s shown mixed results.

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