Archive for Sunday, February 5, 2012

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1:08 a.m.
Crowds fill the floor of the new Hollywood Casino, a Las Vegas-style casino at the Kansas Speedway, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. The casino is the first one in the Kansas City market in 15 years. Revved up crowd helps open Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
February 3, 2012
With the call of “Gentlemen, start your engines,” the ceremonial first craps shoot was thrown Friday, and the doors of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway opened to the public.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor hangs his head after the loss to Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at Mizzou Arena. Tyshawn Taylor tries to shoulder blame
February 5, 2012
The other guys score the last 11 points of the game and beat your guys, and you want to scream at somebody. That’s understandable. But when it’s Tyshawn Taylor you want to scream at, that’s where it gets a whole lot tougher to comprehend.
10:00 a.m.
House Democratic Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence, state Reps. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, and Anthony Brown, R-Eudora, speak with attendees at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues breakfast on Saturday at the Eldridge Hotel. Also speaking at the event were state Sens. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, and state Reps. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, TerriLois Gregory, R-Baldwin City, and Ann Mah, D-Topeka. Differences arise between legislators over school finance, voter registration
February 4, 2012
Douglas County legislators differed sharply over school finance, taxes, concealed carry and election law Saturday, mirroring the contentious debates dominating the 2012 legislative session.
6:00 p.m.
Overland Park police officer Mark Vargo, a member of the Overland Park Bomb Squad, controls a robot designed for handling and observing potentially explosive devices back onto the team’s truck Wednesday after a demonstration outside Allen Fieldhouse. The bomb squad unit in Overland Park has been in operation since the ’70s. Overland Park Bomb Squad brings cautious approach on every call
February 5, 2012
Overland Park Bomb Squad technician Jim Dawkins showed off the team’s “bomb suit” before Wednesday’s Kansas University men’s basketball game.
10:00 p.m.
Incoming provost Jeff Vitter is pictured Tuesday, April 6, 2010 inside Strong Hall at Kansas University. Vitter will take over as provost on July 1, 2010. KU looking at ways to maintain affordability
February 4, 2012
As President Barack Obama continues to tout new policies designed to keep college costs down, Kansas University’s provost said the university is undertaking its own measures.

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