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6:00 a.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. Citywide election on proposed $25 million recreation center not likely
November 12, 2012
A proposed $25 million city recreation center/youth fieldhouse will come with several amenities, but a ballot box likely won’t be one of them. A majority of city commissioners recently have expressed no interest in putting the issue of whether to move forward with the project up to a public vote. By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.
Chester Nez, 91, the last survivor of the original 29 World War II Navajo Code Talkers, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas University on Monday in a recognition ceremony at the Lied Center pavilion. Code Talkers transmitted messages in a code based on the Navajo language that was never broken. Nez was a Marine serving in the Pacific Theater. Navajo Code Talker receives degree 60 years after leaving KU
November 13, 2012
91-year-old Chester Nez, the lone surviving member of the 29 original Code Talkers, graduated Monday after leaving KU short of his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree 60 years ago. By Matt Erickson
2:00 p.m.

Pay Equity pioneer Lily Ledbetter, seen here speaking at the the Democratic National Convention in 2008, spoke to a full house at Kansas University of Monday, Nov. 13, 2012. “I was an ordinary person living the American dream ... not knowing I was being shortchanged,” she said. Advocate Lilly Ledbetter discusses fight to get equal pay, pass bill
November 13, 2012
Equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter spoke at Kansas University Monday night as part of the Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series, writes Meagan Thomas. “I was an ordinary person living the American dream … not knowing I was being shortchanged,” Ledbetter said.
5:00 p.m.
KU sophomore Naadir Tharpe, left front, gets his team together in the final minutes against Southeast Missouri State on Friday at Allen Fieldhouse. KU defeated SEMO, 74-55. Under the lights: Unproven Jayhawks face tough test against Spartans
November 13, 2012
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self says his young team will face a tough test tonight against Michigan State in a primetime, powerhouse match-up at the Champions Classic in Atlanta. By Gary Bedore
10:00 p.m.
The old Varsity House is being reconstructed at the northwest corner of 11th and Indiana streets on the site of the new Varsity House Apartment complex. A deal was struck between the developers, City Hall and the Lawrence Preservation Alliance that the former boarding home, where college athletes used to stay, would be moved to a corner of the property. Once reassembled, the structure will serve as a boarding house next to the new apartment development. But concerns have arisen about how much of the original house will remain. Fritzel offers to make $50,000 historic preservation donation to help resolve Varsity House dispute
November 13, 2012
Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel has offered to make a $50,000 donation to historic preservation efforts as a way to resolve a dispute regarding a controversy involving the 1900s-era Varsity House.

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