Archive for Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse is seen in downtown Topeka, Kan. Tuesday, June 23, 2009. New tax-cutting plan emerges; Brownback urges passage
May 16, 2012
A new tax-cutting plan emerged Wednesday and quickly gained the support of Gov. Sam Brownback. But the proposal’s fate was uncertain.
10:00 a.m.
Steve and Vera Gannaway, who live southwest of Baldwin City, are pictured May 10 with a pair of horses they agreed to care for after the animals were abandoned on a ranch in rural Douglas County. The horses had been left without food or water. The Lawrence Humane Society has seen an increase in such abandonment cases in the area. Cases of horse neglect on the rise
May 16, 2012
The Humane Society has seen an increase in such horse abandonment cases in the area, which is also an increasing problem across the state and country. In 2011, the Humane Society responded to 13 cases of horse neglect or abandonment. In 2012, it has already responded to 12 calls.
2:00 p.m.
A group of KU students gather outside of Fraser Hall after class Wednesday. All five attended high school together at St. Thomas Aquinas in Overland Park and meet regularly between classes to stay in touch. From left are Wes Meixelsperger, sr., his brother Erik, a freshman and freshmen Caitlin Riley, Dallas Williams and Rose Reynolds. KU seeks tougher admissions criteria
May 16, 2012
Kansas University leaders have asked for a new set of stricter admissions criteria that would separate it from Kansas’ other state universities.
6:00 p.m.
Toni Martin, a former resident of Gaslight Village in south Lawrence, reflects on her time spent in the mobile home community. Martin and her family had to move from the Gaslight Village when the management sold the land to a developer. Gaslight Village community forced to find new homes
May 16, 2012
In March, Toni Martin stood on her porch as six middle school-aged children filed past her, collecting forks. She said she frequently watched and fed neighborhood kids. A month later, as she stood in her empty singlewide trailer, her voice cracked when she spoke of leaving the community.
10:00 p.m.
In this file photo from Sept. 12, 1989, Angelina Guadalupe holds photos of her daughter, Nilsa Sanchez, a Lawrence-area mother of two who was found murdered. Son of 1989 murder victim frustrated by lack of information
May 16, 2012
A Dallas man, who recently discovered that his mother, Nilsa Sanchez, was murdered near Lawrence in 1989, says he’s been frustrated by a lack of information provided by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office about the unsolved case.

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Arts funds
The state needs to provide the necessary funding to get its new Creative Arts Industry Commission off to a good start.
May 17, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed the legislation creating a new Creative Arts Industry Commission for the state. The next step is to approve the necessary funding to make the new entity viable.