Archive for Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lead stories

12:49 a.m.
Kansas University, seen from the air. KU optimistic about Bold Aspirations strategic plan, though results will take time to measure
October 31, 2012
Since Kansas University’s “Bold Aspirations” plan was unveiled last fall, many of its wheels have begun spinning, Provost Jeff Vitter says.
6:00 a.m.

From left, Sara Hill-Nelson, one of the owners of Bowersock Mills & Power Co., and project personnel Matt Rothermel and Nathan Walker watch as the water begins to flow Wednesday morning at the new hydroelectric power plant on the north bank of the Kansas River. New Bowersock power plant to start producing electricity on Friday
October 31, 2012
A new $25 million hydroelectric power plant on the north bank of the Kansas River is expected to start producing electricity as early as Friday, about a month ahead of schedule. Leaders with the Bowersock Mills & Power Company said the project just north of the Kansas River bridges in Downtown Lawrence has progressed remarkably smooth, in part because the summer’s drought allowed construction crews to work at a quick pace. But now as the plant is ready to produce electricity, water levels in the Kansas River are so low that the plant is able to produce electricity only at a fraction of its designed capacity. By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.
A damaged flag stands among the remnants of the boardwalk on Rockaway Beach the damage caused during hurricane Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York. Kansans busy with relief efforts on East Coast
October 31, 2012
Local area sends Red Cross volunteers, emergency responders and utility repair workers to aid in recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. By Peter Hancock
12:32 p.m.
Online chat
Kansas House candidate John Wilson chats on
November 1, 2012
2:00 p.m.
A map of the proposed layout of the Rock Chalk Park sports complex, proposed for about 90 acres north of the northeast intersection of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway. Note that north on the map is to the right. Town Talk: City to have public meeting on proposed sports complex; speculation that Fritzel will get to build $25M rec center without going through city bid process; ugly sweaters coming to downtown
November 1, 2012
A public meeting is scheduled to discuss the proposed sports complex at the northeast corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway, but new questions arise about the bidding process that could see the construction project awarded to a local developer. By Chad Lawhorn
6:00 p.m.
The Kansas Statehouse in winter. GOP suggests it might lose seats in Kansas House
November 1, 2012
Top Republicans say Tuesday’s elections could cost them a few seats in the Kansas House and reduce the influence of the chamber’s GOP conservatives. Republicans now hold a 92-33 majority in the House. The powerful Kansas Chamber of Commerce counts 76 as conservatives. By John Milburn, Associated Press
10:00 p.m.
The Kansas Statehouse is seen in downtown Topeka, Kan. Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Mailers on Kansas tax cuts go out ahead of election
4:17 p.m., November 2, 2012 Updated 4:17 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration is using tax dollars to inform Kansas businesses about the huge tax break they will get. By Scott Rothschild.

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