Archive for Saturday, February 18, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Contractors, cities and counties on Thursday tried to slam the brakes on a proposal by House Republican leaders that would divert $350 million in highway funds to pay for a cut in the state income tax. Highway interests in Kansas try to run GOP tax plan off the road
February 16, 2012
Contractors, cities and counties on Thursday tried to slam the brakes on a proposal by House Republican leaders that would divert $350 million in highway funds to pay for a cut in the state income tax.
6:00 a.m.
From left, musicians Mike West, David Barnhill and Jane Live rehearse for a Mardi Gras parade Friday at the house of West and Katie Euliss. The Mardi Gras parade, in its fifth year, will be Tuesday downtown. Fat tunes: Group makes music for Mardi Gras
February 17, 2012
This year they plan to spread their raucous, colorful cheer beginning around noon, at 11th and Massachusetts streets, and then work their way down to Free State Brewery, 636 Mass., where, as band-member-wife Sarah Revell put it, “they just kind of take over.”
10:00 a.m.
In this 2010 file photo, a Lawrence Police Department patrol car responds to a call at Kansas University's McCollum Hall. Suspended police officers’ names not released
February 17, 2012
One day after Lawrence city officials confirmed that two police officers were suspended related to an investigation into the dismissal of traffic tickets in exchange for Kansas University basketball tickets, the city’s attorney said it would notify appropriate parties in the judicial system about the identity of the individuals involved.
2:00 p.m.
Kris Kobach claims victory in the Republican primary for Kansas Secretary of State in Topeka in this file photo. Kobach said he wants to see an end to birthright citizenship. Kobach-supported immigration bills probably stalled, Kansas leaders say
February 17, 2012
After four days of emotional hearings, legislative leaders said several proposed immigration bills supported by Secretary of State Kris Kobach are probably dead. “I don’t sense the support in the Senate for that kind of legislation,” said Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton.
3:41 p.m.
A Kansas University artist's plans to display a traveling chicken coop - and then slaughter its residents - has generated some controversy. Controversy swirls around artist’s plans for project detailing the life — and death — of chickens
3:35 p.m., February 18, 2012 Updated 5:32 p.m.
“The Story of Chickens: A Revolution” features a traveling chicken coop — with five live birds inside — placed in various locations for the public to see the chickens and “get to know them,” says Amber Hansen, the artist behind the project and a Kansas University lecturer. And at the end of the project, they’ll be slaughtered for food.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas head coach Bill Self, right, laughs with Texas Tech head coach Billy Gillispie, who is Self's former assistant, prior to tipoff on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at United Spirit Arena. Beware of the ‘mud’: Bill Self wary of Red Raiders
February 18, 2012
There’s always a chance Kansas University’s basketball team will put on a high-flying offensive display — featuring an assortment of lob-dunks and breakaway jams — on any given night in Allen Fieldhouse, a place where the Jayhawks have won 88 of their past 89 games.

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