Archive for Saturday, January 14, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Students from Sunflower Elementary School's choir, lead by music teacher Paul Gipson, perform at the district's annual Martin Luther King Day celebration Jan. 12, 2012 at Free State High School. Students celebrate MLK, community service
January 12, 2012
Students from across the Lawrence school district are working to answer a particular question. It’s a question that may — like them — seem small, but is ultimately powerful. It’s the question Martin Luther King Jr. described as “life’s most urgent:” What are you doing for others?
6:00 a.m.
State Reps. TerriLois Gregory, R-Baldwin City, and Connie O'Brien, R-Tonganoxie, are among 25 members of the Kansas House backing a measure introduced by pro-life group Personhood Kansas to outlaw abortion. Abortion ban to be proposed in Kansas House
3:26 p.m., January 13, 2012 Updated 5:29 p.m.
A group pursuing an amendment to the Kansas Constitution to ban abortion says 25 state House members have agreed to sponsor the measure.
10:00 a.m.
Gov. Brownback gave the State of the State address on Wednesday January 11, 2011. Battle forming over Brownback’s plan to scrap earned income tax credit
January 13, 2012
Democrats and advocates for low-income families on Friday blasted Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed tax plan because it would junk tax credits aimed at helping poor and elderly Kansans.
1:00 p.m.
Lori Alexander works at her dispatcher station in a secure area of the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St., in this 2009 file photo. Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug said Friday he’s recommending the city of Lawrence and Douglas County come up with $7 million in the near future to help the center that handles 911 calls and other emergency communications meet new federal technology standards. Lawrence, Douglas County emergency dispatch operation needs $7 million in upgrades
January 13, 2012
Calls of distress usually come into the city and county’s emergency dispatch center. Now, a $7 million call is being made from the center to local government officials. Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug said Friday he’s recommending the city of Lawrence and Douglas County come up with $7 million in the near future to help the center that handles 911 calls and other emergency communications meet new federal technology standards.
5:08 p.m.
Revelers celebrate the end of prohibition in Chicago. The Watkins Community Museum of History will host a "Speakeasy Night," a fundraiser celebrating the free-wheeling 1920s. Museum fundraiser toasts era of the speakeasy
January 14, 2012
Deep within the archives of the Watkins Community Museum of History is a poster with a classical female figure standing on a pedestal surrounded by somber-looking people. It reads, “Observance and enforcement not repeal.”

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