Archive for Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
A steep hill and trees make trains hard to spot at this railroad crossing along East 950 Road northwest of Lawrence. At the urging of parents whose son died at this spot a year ago, the Douglas County Commission is asking for the state to help make it safer. Parents, county press for safer railroad crossing
February 25, 2012
At the urging of grieving parents, the Douglas County Commission is asking the state for help in upgrading a dangerous railroad crossing.
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. One police officer accused of fixing traffic tickets no longer a city employee; second officer still on suspension
9:26 a.m., February 24, 2012 Updated 3:12 p.m.
One officer involved in a Lawrence police traffic ticket-fixing investigation is no longer employed with the department, Police Chief Tarik Khatib said in a statement Friday morning.
2:00 p.m.
Loring Henderson, executive director of the Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS) foreground right, describes what the inside of the future shelter will look like Tuesday, Oct. 4th during the announcement of the pending property purchase at the Franklin Business Center, 3701 Franklin Park Circle. It was also the official kickoff of the public phase to raise the last $800,000 to complete the capital campaign. The Lawrence Community Shelter has already raised about 75 percent of the money necessary to purchase and renovate the property and provide a decent shelter, for the needs of the families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Lawrence and Douglas County. Lawrence Community Shelter seeks $100,000 each from Douglas County and city
February 24, 2012
A bigger building is on the way for the Lawrence Community Shelter, but so to is a bigger request for public funding to support the county’s lone homeless shelter.
6:00 p.m.
The Kansas Statehouse Proposal would put chapel in the Capitol
February 24, 2012
House Majority Leader Arlen Siegfreid, R-Olathe, has proposed a place “reserved for prayer and meditation in the state Capitol building.”
10:00 p.m.
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld spoke Friday at Fort Leavenworth’s Lewis and Clark Center to roughly 1,000 U.S. and international officers at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Former defense secretary Rumsfeld visits Fort Leavenworth
February 24, 2012
Donald Rumsfeld recalled his 2001 Secretary of Defense confirmation hearing in which he fielded a question from U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas about what worried him late at night.

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Act on Syria
February 25, 2012
Dear President Obama: Do not give up your day job.