Archive for Saturday, January 28, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Fourth grade students from Pinckney School reach to pet a Jersey dairy cow at the Slice of Ag day at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. From left are Bella Crawford-Parker, Tatiana Green, Mina Dailey and Eli Cohavi. Fourth graders from across Lawrence learned about farm animals, produce and equipment at the annual educational event. ‘Slice of Ag’ event helps students understand where food originates
January 27, 2012
From petting a calf to climbing into the cab of an $82,000 John Deere tractor, fourth-graders got a taste of farm life Thursday morning at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
6:00 a.m.
This is a view from the front balcony of the Senate chambers at the Topeka Capitol building. Several images were merged in Photoshop to created the panorama. U.S. Rep. Jenkins looking over congressional redistricting map
January 27, 2012
The process could have a big impact on Lawrence, which was split 10 years ago between the 2nd and 3rd districts. Some potential plans would place Lawrence entirely in the 2nd District.
10:00 a.m.
Two guards enter the maximum-security block at the Lansing Correctional Facility in 2005. Prison inmates across the country are getting older, and more expensive, for states and the federal government, according to a report released Friday by Human Rights Watch. As inmates age, medical costs soar
January 27, 2012
Prison inmates across the country are getting older, and more expensive, for states and the federal government, according to a report released Friday by Human Rights Watch.
2:00 p.m.
Lou Frydman, a survivor of the Holocaust who worked as a Kansas University social welfare professor and an advocate for change in the mental health system, died Tuesday. He was 81. Lou Frydman, Holocaust survivor and mental health advocate, dies
January 27, 2012
Lou Frydman, a survivor of the Holocaust who worked as a Kansas University social welfare professor and an advocate for change in the mental health system, died Tuesday. He was 81.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University placed Phi Gamma Delta on probation for two years after concluding a hazing investigation in October 2010. The investigation followed an incident during which KU freshman Matt Fritzie was injured while diving into a makeshift pool at the fraternity house on Sept. 17, 2010. Lawsuit filed after injury at KU Fiji party moving to Douglas County
January 27, 2012
The lawsuit filed after a Kansas University Phi Gamma Delta pledge was injured at a 2010 party will be moved to Douglas County District Court.
10:00 p.m.
Baker students interact with the kindergarten class offered at Ecole Shalom, the school located on the Haitian-American Caucus's compound we stayed on in Croix des Bouquets, a village outside of Port-au-Prince. Area students provide labor, collect life lessons during recent sojourn in Haiti
January 27, 2012
Molly Schmeidler didn’t know very much about Haiti before this winter. But the Baker University senior from Hays said she learned a lot about the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere on a recent trip. For one, she learned how few students can afford to go to school there. Public schools are few and far between, so if Haitian citizens can’t pay, they can’t get a good education.

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