Archive for Friday, October 19, 2012

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12:51 a.m.
The Lawrence High volleyball team celebrates a set victory during the city showdown against Free State on Thursday at FSHS. The Lions took down their rivals, 3-1. Lawrence High volleyball tops emotional Free State, 3-1 in city showdown
10:13 p.m., October 18, 2012 Updated 11:55 p.m.
In the minutes leading up to the Free State High volleyball team’s Senior Night home finale against rival Lawrence, coach Nancy Hopkins introduced the Firebirds’ nine seniors, one by one, to the crowd. After shedding some tears and sharing the moment with their family members, the seniors closed the procession with a group hug.
6:00 a.m.
Teacher Kelli Kuhlman sits among her 1-year-old students as they sing "Wheels On the Car" at Hilltop Child Development Center. Hilltop will celebrate it's 40th anniversary this weekend. Child center hits ‘middle age’
October 19, 2012
Since the center formed in 1972, springing out of the February Sisters movement for reforms for women on campus, Hilltop Child Development Center has brought together the children of KU students, faculty, staff and others, and touched hundreds of lives.
10:00 a.m.
Employees of Wildcat Concrete Services of Topeka cover freshly poured concrete Wednesday on the northbound section of the Kansas River Bridge. The unemployment rate in Kansas has dropped to 5.9 percent, the lowest rate since 2008. Statehouse Live: State unemployment rate drops to nearly four-year low
October 18, 2012
The state unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in nearly four years, the Kansas Department of Labor reported Thursday. It is the first time the rate has fallen under 6 percent since December 2008.
2:00 p.m.
In this Tuesday, Oct., 16, 2012 photo, Portland attorney Kelly Clark examines some of the 14,500 pages of previously confidential documents created by the Boy Scouts of America concerning child sexual abuse within the organization, in preparation for releasing the documents Thursday, Oct. 18, in his office in Portland, Ore. The Boy Scouts of America fought to keep those files confidential. Boy Scout ‘perversion files’ have 14 Kansas cases
October 19, 2012
An array of local authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and town Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others who allegedly molested children, according to a newly opened trove of confidential files compiled from 1959 to1985. The files, kept secret for years by Boy Scouts of America, detail allegations of sexual abuse against boys and include 14 cases from Kansas.

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