Archive for Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Representatives of 12th and Haskell Recycling Center, including owner Bo Killough, left, met with residents of the Brook Creek Neighborhood on Wednesday to discuss changes in operations on the property in this Aug. 2010 file photo. Owner of East Lawrence recycling center seeks to acquire property to address neighbors’ concerns
May 14, 2012
A battle over the future of an East Lawrence recycling center that has drawn the ire of neighbors may be averted.
6:00 a.m.
Richard Bors, a Kansas University student from Chicago, works on a final exam in Wescoe Hall. The Kansas Board of Regents recently approved a tuition increase for all six public universities in Kansas. KU proposes tuition hike of nearly 5 percent, effective next fall
11:08 a.m., May 15, 2012 Updated 5:16 a.m.
The cost of attending Kansas University and the other regents universities would increase next fall, according to proposals submitted to the Kansas Board of Regents. Incoming KU freshmen who are Kansas residents would pay an additional 4.9 percent in tuition and fees, taking the cost of a 15 credit hour semester at the university to $4,839. Tuition and fees for non-resident freshmen would increase by 5 percent, to $11,874.
10:00 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse in winter. Group urges Brownback to veto bill aimed at Sharia law
May 15, 2012
The nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization on Tuesday called on Gov. Sam Brownback to veto a bill that the group described as an attack on Sharia, the religious principles of Islam.
6:00 p.m.
Will Duncan, who majored in  math, music and international studies at Baker University, is headed to Oxford University for graduate studies. Baker University triple major is Oxford bound
May 15, 2012
Baker University senior Will Duncan’s most important lesson was the value of friendship with the people he comes in contact with every day.

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Tax standoff
The tax-cut bill currently on the governor’s desk could have a serious and lasting impact on the state.
May 16, 2012
Kansas legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback are playing a game of political “chicken” that could have a profound effect on the state.