Archive for Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Also from February 8

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU women vs. Texas KU vs. Baylor The day in photos, Feb. 8, 2012
Podcasts
Polls
When was the last time you used the Lawrence city transit system?

Poll results

Response Percent
Never
 
81%
Today
 
5%
In the past year
 
4%
In the past six months
 
3%
In the past 30 days
 
2%
This week
 
2%
Total 758
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Artificial turf is made of a plastic-like material that allows water to drain into the ground. Lawrence city commissioners went against a staff recommendation and agreed on Tuesday to “grandfather in” more than 20,000 square feet of artificial turf that was installed contrary to city code at a west Lawrence apartment complex. On a 4-1 vote, city commissioners said a development group led by Lawrence businessman Thomas Fritzel could keep the synthetic turf that was installed at the Tuckaway Apartments at Frontier, which is near Sixth and Frontier. City allows fake grass at apartments
February 8, 2012
The grass will always be greener on the other side of at least one Lawrence fence. Lawrence city commissioners went against a staff recommendation and agreed on Tuesday to “grandfather in” more than 20,000 square feet of artificial turf that was installed contrary to city code at a west Lawrence apartment complex.
10:00 a.m.
Gov. Brownback gave the State of the State address on Wednesday January 11, 2011. Opposition increases to Brownback tax plan, KPERS changes
February 7, 2012
Pushback increased Tuesday against two major initiatives sought by Gov. Sam Brownback on taxes and public pensions.
2:00 p.m.
Dole Institute director Bill Lacy, left, listens as former Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty speaks Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at the Dole Institute of Politics.
At KU, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says candidate needs to unite, excite GOP base
February 8, 2012
Mitt Romney had a rough Tuesday night in Minnesota and Missouri, but former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty spent much of his evening in Lawrence defending the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination.
5:51 p.m.
Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, right, seen here in 2009, announced today he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore has Alzheimer’s
5:22 p.m., February 8, 2012 Updated 12:36 a.m.
Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, who represented Kansas’ 3rd District, which includes Lawrence, from 1998 to 2010, announced today that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
8:00 p.m.
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little KU Chancellor Gray-Little outlines retention, graduation goals
February 7, 2012
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little Tuesday outlined a plan to increase retention and graduation rates and research funding.

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