Archive for Friday, December 20, 2013

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12:39 a.m.
Twitter's homepage University employees: New social media policy is broad, vague and “chilling”
December 19, 2013
After the Kansas Board of Regents approved a new policy Wednesday that allows state university CEOs to fire employees for social media posts that conflict with the interest of their schools, faculty members and university employees around the state have been scrambling to understand what the policy means for them, and to respond to it. By Ben Unglesbee and Scott Rothschild
10:14 a.m.
Family doctor Bonnie Cramer checks to see if her patient Cassie Mayo's lymph nodes are swollen as an indicator of bronchitis during a visit on Thursday at Family Medicine of Baldwin City. Cramer, a family doctor, is among the newest of Lawrence Memorial Hospital's recruits. Despite recruitment efforts, Lawrence still short on primary care doctors
December 20, 2013
Lawrence continues to face a long-term shortage of primary care doctors, despite efforts to recruit them. The number of family practice and internal medicine doctors in Lawrence each increased by just one from 2008 to 2013. By Giles Bruce
12:55 p.m.
Kyle T. Flack, 28, appeared in Franklin County District Court on Thursday for a pre-trial hearing. Flack faces charges of capital murder, first-degree murder, rape and criminal possession of a firearm in the deaths of Andrew Adam Stout, 30, Steven Eugene White, 31, Kaylie Kathleen Bailey, 21, and Bailey’s 18-month-old daughter, Lana-Leigh. Judge approves request for second round of DNA testing in Ottawa quadruple murder case
December 20, 2013
A Franklin County judge granted a second request by state prosecutors to perform DNA testing on evidence in the capital murder case of a man accused of killing four people, including an 18-month-old child, in rural Ottawa in May. Franklin County District Judge Thomas H. Sachse granted the request in the state’s case against Kyle T. Flack, 28, of Ottawa, over an objection by Flack’s court-appointed attorney, Ron Evans. Evans has asked that the testing not be allowed on grounds that forensic scientists have said that some items could be destroyed during testing that could otherwise be used as evidence in a trial. By Stephen Montemayor
2:55 p.m.
Margaret Morris, executive director of programs and partnerships at the Lawrence Arts Center, plays a few notes on the Arts Center's new Steinway piano just after it was unwrapped Thursday. Arts Center hopes it’s found perfect fit in second Steinway grand piano
December 19, 2013
When the Lawrence Arts Center parted with its recently acquired Steinway, it wasn’t because there was anything wrong with the instrument — it was a beautiful grand piano with a lot to offer. It’s just that, well, they found a better fit. By Sara Shepherd

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