Archive for Thursday, January 5, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Kansas State coach Frank Martin greets KU's Travis Releford at the end of the Jayhawks 67-49 win against Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. Travis Releford sets tone for KU
January 5, 2012 in print edition on 1B
All week in practice, the end-of-the-bench guys on the Kansas University basketball team followed instructions to prepare for the much-anticipated game against rival Kansas State.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, right, answers questions from reporters about Boeing's decision to close its Wichita defense plant by the end of 2013, as state Commerce Secretary Pat George, left, watches, during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kansas officials outraged, saddened by announced Boeing departure
January 4, 2012
Kansas political leaders Wednesday expressed outrage and disappointment over Boeing Co.’s announcement that it was closing its Wichita defense plant, sending more than 2,160 jobs to three other states.
2:00 p.m.
An early morning fire in October 2005 at Boardwalk Apartments, 524 Frontier Road, killed three residents and left many homeless. Now, the apartments' former owners say their insurance company should have paid an additional $1 million in claims.
Boardwalk Apartment owners say insurance company still owes $1M in wake of deadly 2005 fire
January 4, 2012
The owners of the former Boardwalk Apartments say their insurance company should have paid an additional $1 million in claims after a deadly 2005 fire destroyed a building at the west Lawrence complex.
7:00 p.m.
A group of women laugh about an exercise that has them mimic playing a piano during a morning workout in October at Meadowlark Estates, 4430 Bauer Farm Drive, led by activity director Andrea Wyatt. “Are we playing Mozart?” inquired one woman. The Douglas County Retiree Attraction Task Force is on a mission to make Lawrence a retirement destination. Task force gathering data for retiree report
January 5, 2012
At a meeting Wednesday, task force members said making Lawrence into one of the top retirement destinations in the Midwest is likely going to involve more mundane topics such as housing, taxes and medical care.
10:00 p.m.
Billy Vanilly features three sizes of cupcakes, including these bite-sized "preemies." Twice baked: Famed cupcake chef chooses Lawrence for second shop
January 3, 2012
Allyson Fiander brings her recipe for success, as seen on “Cupcake Wars,” to Massachusetts Street.

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Goodbye, Boeing
Members of the Kansas congressional delegation were able to help Boeing Co. land a major military contract, but they couldn’t keep the company and its new jobs in Kansas.
January 5, 2012
Boeing’s decision to move its last operations out of Wichita is an economic blow that will reverberate throughout the state.