Archive for Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Rogene Anderson, left, and Cathy Crispino, longtime music teachers at Lawrence High School, are retiring at the end of the school year. Crispino has been the choir director for the last 15 years, and Anderson has been the choir's accompanist for the last 23 years. Lawrence school district losing longtime music teachers to retirement
May 7, 2012
When Lawrence High School seniors and juniors close their recognition concert with the finale to Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers,” it will be a notable end of another sort for the school.
8:53 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse House rejects state employee raises, allocates funds for disabled
May 8, 2012
In another decision on the $14.4 billion budget, House Republicans, who hold a strong majority, rejected several efforts by Democrats to provide a pay raise to state employees, who haven’t had an increase in three years. But on a close vote, 60-56, the House approved allocating $5.8 million to reduce waitings lists for services for those with physical and developmental disabilities and senior citizens.
11:45 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. City vows fairness on new council for economic development
May 8, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners are open to creating a new consortium to manage economic development efforts in the community, but on Tuesday they vowed to address concerns by some neighborhood representatives that the group not be too heavily tilted to Lawrence Chamber of Commerce interests.
2:00 p.m.
With daylight savings ending Sunday, experts are warning of the possibility of increased car accidents. Downtown Lawrence is seen here at dusk in this 2007 file photo. Lawrence contender for Reader’s Digest’s ‘Most Interesting Town’ title
May 8, 2012
Look interesting, Lawrence. A national magazine has announced that Lawrence is in the running to be named “Most Interesting Town In America.”
10:00 p.m.
Darcy Schild has worked for the Lawrence school district for 32 years. She will be retiring from her position as library media specialist at Schwegler School this year. Times have changed during elementary educators’ decades in the district, but joy of teaching remains
May 8, 2012
Combined, Darcy Schild, Ginny Turvey, Sue Siegfreid and Gerry Bukaty have served in the district’s elementary schools for 119 years. All will be retiring at the end of the year.

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More cooperation
There’s little doubt that the biggest issue that will face a proposal to construct a new police headquarters building in Lawrence will be its estimated $30 million price tag. However, another factor t
May 9, 2012
There’s little doubt that the biggest issue that will face a proposal to construct a new police headquarters building in Lawrence will be its estimated $30 million price tag.