Archive for Monday, May 21, 2012

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Loring Henderson, executive director of the Lawrence Community Shelter, foreground right, describes what the inside of a future homeless shelter might look like at the Franklin Business Center, 3701 Franklin Park Circle, in this October file photo. Homeless shelters across Kansas and the country participated in the annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count this week, trying to come up with an accurate picture of homelessness.
Some shelter representatives say one thing will be clear from the federal survey: They’re packed and the numbers keep growing. Shelter leader makes case for funding
May 21, 2012
The leader of Lawrence’s lone homeless shelter said he’ll lobby hard for a significant increase in funding for its 2013 budget, despite a negative recommendation from a key city advisory board.
10:00 a.m.
2012 LHS graduates look on during the commencement ceremony under sunny skies on Sunday as friends and family watch from the stands. 2012 Lawrence High School graduates anticipate big futures
May 21, 2012
The rows of students that filed into Lawrence High School’s commencement ceremony were future teachers, engineers, Army Rangers and graphic artists. They dreamed of one day owning a day care center, joining the Marines Corps or just becoming millionaires.
2:00 p.m.
Free State High School graduates link arms as the school’s alma mater is played during commencement ceremonies Sunday at the Free State stadium. 2012 Free State graduates reflect on how far they’ve come
May 21, 2012
Free State High School seniors took a trip down memory lane as part of a commencement ceremony that celebrated their futures.
4:00 p.m.
Baker School of Nursing graduate Lauren Jo Torrez reaches up to high-five a professor as undergraduates file through two lines of faculty on their way to commencement. Baker commencement reflects tight-knit group of graduates
May 21, 2012
There were no Jumbotrons or crowds jamming a football stadium Sunday at the Baker University Spring 2012 commencement.
6:00 p.m.
In this 2010 file photo, a Lawrence Police Department patrol car responds to a call at Kansas University's McCollum Hall. Police complaint case summaries provide scant detail
May 21, 2012
Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib said the recent FBI investigation into a traffic ticket-fixing scheme and the removal of two high-ranking Lawrence police officers does not necessitate more transparency in police misconduct cases.

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Economic roles
It’s not a bad idea to look at ways to ramp up the community’s economic development efforts.
May 21, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners recently agreed to continue moving forward on a proposal to create a new economic development structure for Lawrence and Douglas County.