Archive for Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Also from June 19

Obituaries
On the street
Polls
Of these issues, which is the greatest health concern facing the Lawrence community?

Poll results

Response Percent
Poverty/unemployment
 
23%
Drug and alcohol abuse
 
16%
Mental health
 
15%
Insufficient access to health care
 
12%
Lack of physical activity
 
12%
Affordably healthy food
 
9%
Lack of dental care
 
4%
Other (please specify in comments)
 
4%
Total 540

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse in winter. Moving days: Kansas legislators relocating to fulfill residency requirement
June 18, 2012
Redistricting may have produced a brief surge of business for moving companies. At least a half-dozen legislators recently moved to establish residency in newly drawn districts. The strategy has produced some criticism.
6:00 a.m.
In this 2010 file photo, a Lawrence Police Department patrol car responds to a call at Kansas University's McCollum Hall. $42 million Lawrence police facility and staffing needs could require both sales and property tax increases
June 18, 2012
City budget officials have prepared a projection that shows it could take both a sales tax and property tax increase to fund a list of Lawrence Police Department facility and staffing needs that have grown to $42 million.
10:00 a.m.
An aerial view of the Kansas University campus. Regents to consider tuition, admissions, expansions
June 19, 2012
Kansas University would become pricier and more particular under proposals before the Kansas Board of Regents.
2:41 p.m.
Police handcuff a man in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, Sixth and Congressional, on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Father apprehended at Walmart on suspicion of child abuse ordered to take blood test, seeks to represent himself in court
June 19, 2012
A Douglas County judge has ordered a suburban Chicago man who faces charges of child abuse and aggravated child endangerment in Lawrence to take a blood test so that three police officers who helped apprehend him could be inoculated if needed.
10:00 p.m.
Students and staff eat at Mrs. E's Dining Hall on Daisy Hil in this 2010 photo. KU Dining is promoting a program called "Better Bites" in which they label food choices and offer brochures and information to students about nutrition. KU dining renovations to offer students more food options
June 18, 2012
As Gertrude Sellards Pearson Hall reopens in the fall after a $13.1 million renovation, it will have a revamped food service area with new dining options.

All stories

Bill Self to participate in All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game
KU coach chooses jersey number ‘08’ for contest at Kauffman Stadium
12:03 p.m., June 19, 2012 Updated 12:54 a.m.
KU basketball coach Bill Self will play in a celebrity softball game on July 8 at Kauffman Stadium.
Whistle-blower
The KU Medical Center professor censured last week for his behavior nonetheless played an important role in pushing for change in KUMC’s leadership.
June 19, 2012
Friday’s Journal-World carried a story about Kansas University distinguished professor Curtis Klaassen receiving a censure from senior KU Medical Center officials for conduct considered “unprofessional, abusive, disruptive and unacceptable.”