Archive for Thursday, September 6, 2012

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12:09 a.m.
This architect rendering of the proposed recreation center in northwest Lawrence shows the 172,000-square-foot fieldhouse. The drawing was provided by Paul Werner Architects and GouldEvans. Public split on plans for new rec center
September 4, 2012
At least one point about a proposed sports complex in northwest Lawrence became clearer Tuesday: The public is divided about the wisdom of the plan.
6:00 a.m.
James E. Holmes appears in Arapahoe County District Court, Monday, July 23, 2012, in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, and could also face additional counts of aggravated assault and weapons violations stemming from a mass shooting last Friday in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 and injured dozens of others. Colorado shooting suspect wrote of ‘unquenchable curiosity,’ experiences working with underprivileged children in KU application
September 5, 2012
He wrote of an “unquenchable curiosity,” and owned a long list of academic accomplishments to back up his stated lifelong goal “to increase the efficiency of how human beings learn and remember.” But before Kansas University could interview James E. Holmes for a possible slot in the neuroscience graduate program, Holmes withdrew his application. That was in February 2011. A little over a year later — this past July — police say Holmes entered a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. and started shooting, killing 12 and injuring 58 others.
10:00 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse is seen in downtown Topeka, Kan. Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Panel OKs raises for public employees
September 6, 2012
A committee overseeing state employee pay is recommending about $11.4 million in raises for underpaid state workers, with corrections officers at Kansas prisons among the groups benefiting most.
6:00 p.m.
At Wednesday's Douglas County Commission meeting, Evan Ice, county attorney, discusses a resolution that would limit how much towing companies on the county's nonpreference towing list can charge customers. Commissioners voted in support of the resolution. A final draft will be presented at the Sept. 19 commission meeting. County supports cheaper towing charges
September 5, 2012
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday unanimously agreed in principle to a resolution limiting how much towing companies on the county’s nonpreference towing list can charge consumers.
10:00 p.m.
Shelly Sheets of Pomona throws a punch during a kickboxing class at Title Boxing Club, 1520 Wakarusa Drive. A knockout workout: Boxing for fitness takes hold in Lawrence
September 3, 2012
If there’s a ripped-up, cauliflower-eared, cage-fighter type wandering around the class, don’t worry, he’s not going to punch your lights out. The only sparring is between you and the heavy bag.

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Positive step
Funding approved earlier this year and salary recommendations announced Tuesday are an important recognition of the need to make state employee salaries competitive with those in the private sector.
September 6, 2012
Even when the budget is tight, state officials in Kansas recognized a real need.