Archive for Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback, pictured in December, said he would revisit funding of the arts during a recent interview with the Lawrence Journal-World. Brownback will outline his priorities in the State of the State address Wednesday. Brownback rethinking state funding of the arts, officials say
January 9, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback is working on ways to provide funding for the arts after his controversial veto last year that made Kansas the first state in the nation to stop funding the arts.
10:00 a.m.
State Rep. Owen Donohoe, R-Shawnee, right, has accused Kansas House Speaker Mike O'Neal, left, of nepotism and abuse of power in a scathing letter. Kansas Republican legislator blasts House Speaker Mike O’Neal
January 9, 2012
State Rep. Owen Donohoe, R-Shawnee, has issued a blistering attack on House Speaker Mike O’Neal, accusing his fellow Republican of nepotism and abuse of power.
2:00 p.m.
City commissioners will meet Tuesday, January 10, 2012, to consider stricter enforcement of the city's rental ordinance. The policy states that no more than 3 unrelated people may live in a home in a single-family zoning district, or four unrelated people in a single residence in a multi-dwelling zoning district. Lawrence City Commission considering enforcing limits on how many unrelated people can live in a single-family home
January 9, 2012
City commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting will consider a host of rental regulations to crack down on landlords and renters who disobey the city ordinance that prohibits more than three unrelated people from living in a single-family home.
6:00 p.m.
Members of the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Working Group — including, center row, left to right, Mike Myers, Chris Lempa and Chuck Epp — will have until Feb. 15 to come up with recommendations for the Lawrence school board. Monday night, Myers, Lempa, Epp and several other members secured from the board another two weeks to finish their work, which began in September. The group's next meeting is 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive. School consolidation options due from task force next month
January 10, 2012
At least one member of the Lawrence school board wouldn’t mind receiving an incomplete assignment from an advisory board struggling to recommend ways to consolidate elementary schools.
10:00 p.m.
Megan Stuke's Poached pears in crystalized ginger with vanilla ice cream and Sarah Henning's gingery pear fig crumble pizza..Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Delicious/Nutritious: Peary easy desserts
January 9, 2012
Megan Stuke and Sarah Henning take advantage of an in-season fruit, pears, for this month’s recipe face-off.

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Welcome news
The state’s involvement in attracting the API Foils corporate headquarters to Lawrence reflects a welcome shift in economic development strategy.
January 10, 2012
The recent announcement that API Foils will move its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to Lawrence’s East Hills Business Park is welcome news.
Tebow mystery continues
January 10, 2012 in print edition on B2
Tim Tebow is still giving the NFL whiplash.