Archive for Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’ contains more than tax issues
March 12, 2012
The anti-abortion group Kansans for Life says the bill strengthens civil rights for the unborn and increases crucial information given to women who are thinking of getting an abortion. But Kari Ann Rinker, the Kansas coordinator of the National Organization for Women, calls the 68-page measure “the most sweeping anti-abortion bill in the nation.”
6:00 a.m.
This 2011 file photo shows Kansas University Medical Center's School of Medicine, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, Kan. KU’s law school drops again in national rankings, while 12 programs make top 10
March 13, 2012
U.S. News and World Report released new rankings for graduate programs on Tuesday, and while Kansas University had 12 programs ranked in the top 10 among public universities, its School of Law, hampered by slumping employment numbers, dropped into to a tie for 89th overall.
10:00 a.m.
Free State pitching coach Layne Meyer was hitting ground balls to the infield during practice in the 2010 file photo. A recent report named Lawrence the top city in the country for sports-related jobs. Lawrence tops the country in sports jobs LQ — location quotient
March 12, 2012
As Lawrence and the Kansas University community brace for another March Madness run, it’s clear sports — especially college basketball — play a prominent role here.
3:15 p.m.
The Kansas Statehouse Kansas budget plan draws fire over school funding
March 13, 2012
A proposed $14 billion state budget being considered in the Kansas House drew bipartisan criticism Tuesday because it would withhold some education funds and push school districts to tap their cash reserves first.
6:00 p.m.
Detroit forward Doug Anderson (23) reacts after a shot next to St. John's guard Nurideen Lindsey (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Detroit, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Detroit won 69-63. Dunkin’ Detroit may fuel KU’s fire
March 14, 2012
Gargantuan scoreboards that play basketball highlights tend to show more plays featuring players dunking than curling around screens, catching the ball, squaring to the hoop and swishing the shot.

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Question time
School board members need to start getting all of their questions answered about possible plans to consolidate Lawrence elementary schools.
March 14, 2012
Lawrence school board members are taking a step in the right direction by starting to ask specific questions related to possible elementary school consolidation.