Archive for Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
The Kansas University Cancer Center KU Cancer Center building strength
February 19, 2012
Kansas University’s Cancer Center, which faces one last hurdle this week in its ongoing quest to achieve National Cancer Institute designation, will remain focused on its mission regardless of the outcome.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical workers and law enforcement officers respond to a head-on crash Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011 on U.S. Highway 56, west of Worden. Report: Overbrook woman fell asleep before fatal accident on U.S. Highway 56
1:05 p.m., February 20, 2012 Updated 3:09 p.m.
An Overbrook woman whose vehicle drifted left of the center line in a Jan. 3 fatality crash on U.S. Highway 56 told an investigator she fell asleep while driving, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.
10:00 a.m.
Six Lawrence elementary schools are being considered for consolidation. They are, clockwise from left, Sunset Hill, Kennedy, Hillcrest, New York, Pinckney and Cordley Elementary. Final report from school consolidation group doesn’t include closings
February 21, 2012
In the end, a working group tasked with finding ways to close Lawrence elementary schools decided on just three points: a bond is needed, the district has to address the staffing deficiencies in its elementary schools, and building improvements that eliminate portable classrooms are a must.
2:00 p.m.
.Jennifer Lutz's home at 705 Ohio sits in old West Lawrence in a tight neighborhood full of historic homes. Change of value notices are expected to be mailed within a few days, and the new values will be down for many Douglas County property owners. Property values decline for most homeowners in Douglas County
February 21, 2012
New numbers suggest 2012 is the year the bursting of the housing bubble finally will start showing up on Douglas County property tax bills.
6:00 p.m.
The Kansas Statehouse Lawrence ordinance at center of fight over Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act
February 20, 2012
“This is nothing more than legislative gay-bashing,” said Thomas Witt, president of the Kansas Equality Commission, after the House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 2260, which is called the Kansas preservation of religious freedom act.

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Nutrition Q&A: All about empty calories
February 21, 2012
Empty calories do you no good.