Archive for Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Doula Lindsay Clements, left, holds 5-week-old Elsa Warnock on Wednesday as her mother Sara Warnock looks on. Clements was Warnock’s doula during pregnancy and labor. Offbeat Occupations: Doula wants positive experience for moms
May 21, 2012
One day when Sara Wornock and her husband were visiting their obstetrician, they spotted a brochure for Complete Doula Services. It was a serendipitous moment, as the Wornocks wished to have their first baby naturally but had determined home birth was not for them.
6:00 a.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday signs into law tax cuts with supporters looking on. Brownback signs tax cuts, predicts boon; critics see budget-buster
1:17 p.m., May 22, 2012 Updated 5:05 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday signed into law massive tax cuts that he says will boost the economy but critics say will bankrupt state government.
2:00 p.m.
A rendering provided by the city of Lawrence of what a recreation center northwest of town might look like. Planning commission recommends approval of rec center zoning
May 22, 2012
A proposal to build a major recreation complex at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway has cleared another hurdle.
6:00 p.m.
Strong Hall, home to KU's administrative offices. 149 people express interest in KU buyout offers
May 22, 2012
After Kansas University offered buyouts last month to 655 of its more than 4,800 faculty and staff members in Lawrence and Overland Park, 149 people are interested in accepting the offer.
10:00 p.m.
A child learns how LEGO bricks are made in the LEGO Factory at LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. Daytripper: Downtown K.C. packed with activities
May 21, 2012
It happened 100 years ago, but the tragic impact of the sinking of the legendary ocean liner can still be felt by visitors touring “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” this spring and summer at Union Station in the heart of downtown Kansas City.

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Rainy day funds
During the current unstable times, Lawrence school officials may need to reconsider spending down the district’s reserves.
May 23, 2012
The uncertainty of the state’s financial situation and how it will affect K-12 funding for the next few years should make Lawrence school officials rethink a couple of recent spending decisions.