Archive for Sunday, January 29, 2012

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12:00 a.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.
2:00 p.m.
This wing of the Larned State Hospital houses participants involved in the Sexual Predator Treatment Program. Most sexual predators in Kansas never make it out of treatment, according to data
January 29, 2012
A Douglas County jury recently found that 42-year-old Kodi Thomas was a sexually violent predator and sent him into state custody for treatment. Thomas, convicted of attempted rape and burglary in 1996, will join 216 other sex offenders at the Larned State Hospital in the Sexual Predator Treatment Program.
6:00 p.m.
Thomas Adkins, left, and Darrell Harden, who work for Steve Dick Masonry of Olathe, lay bricks for the new Dillons store on Jan. 17 in the 1800 block of Massachusetts Street. Payroll totals in 2010 for the construction industry in Douglas County shrank by almost $29 million compared with 2005, according to a new U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis study. Report shows industries in Douglas County with growing, shrinking payrolls
January 29, 2012
It is a magic trick even Houdini would be proud of: pop one bubble and make nearly $29 million worth of paychecks disappear.
10:00 p.m.
Sherry Schaub, a retired executive at Quaker Oats, has been chairman of Kids Alive International for more than two decades. With his wife, Carol, Sherry has traveled around the world helping the organization build homes and schools for at risk children in third world countries. The couple sponsor 11 children, whose pictures and countries are pinned into the map behind them. Lawrence couple help rescue children in Third World countries through Kids Alive International
January 29, 2012
On the wall in Carol Schaub’s study is a map of the world. Pinned to it are all the countries where Carol and her husband, Sherry, sponsor children through Kids Alive International.

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