Archive for Friday, February 15, 2013

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
In a competitive but playful gesture, Lawrence High senior Austin Bennett shushes a section of cheering Olathe Northwest bowlers during Sunflower League bowling on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Royal Crest Lanes. Bennett, LHS boys quiet competition, win Sunflower League bowling titles
February 14, 2013
A competitive environment helped Austin Bennett and the Lawrence High boys step up their games and win the Lions’ first Sunflower League bowling championship on Thursday at Royal Crest Lanes. By Benton Smith
7:00 a.m.
Christopher Mann, a former LPD officer who was injured in the line of duty by a drunken driver in 2002, has become an advocate against alcohol-related accidents and fatalities in Kansas. Former Lawrence police officer turns DUI accident into life mission
February 14, 2013
At age 25, everything was going as planned for Lawrence police officer Christopher Mann. But an injury caused by a drunken driver changed all that in 2002. More than a decade later, Mann is working as an advocate to cut drunken driving accidents in Kansas. By Shaun Hittle
2:15 p.m.
The proposed site plan for the Rock Chalk Park Sports Complex in northwest Lawrence. Officials report assets
May 16, 2003
President Bush reported Thursday that his family had assets between $8.8 million and $21.9 million at the end of last year.
2:23 p.m.
The proposed site plan for the Rock Chalk Park Sports Complex in northwest Lawrence. More twists with recreation center project: KU Endowment now requiring city to pay for land
February 15, 2013
Think of it like a buzzer beater, or more accurately, like three of them. The buzzer is about to sound on this more than year-long debate on whether the city should move ahead with a $25 million recreation center in northwest Lawrence. By Chad Lawhorn
3:18 p.m.
The renovated and restored Old Supreme Courtroom in the Statehouse may need $250,000 more work to improve the acoustics so that people can hear what legislators are saying during meetings. Kansas Supreme Court orders disbarment of Lawrence attorney for ‘squandering’ $2.6 million
February 15, 2013
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ordered the disbarment of Lawrence attorney Douglas Lee Baker based on numerous misrepresentations of $2.6 million in securities he sold in gold mining companies. By Scott Rothschild
7:16 p.m.
The proposed site plan for the Rock Chalk Park Sports Complex in northwest Lawrence. KU Endowment asking city to pay $780,000 for 26-acre recreation center site
February 15, 2013
Officials with the city and Kansas University Endowment Association have clarified that the city won’t be receiving a donation of 26 acres from Endowment to build a recreation center near Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway.By Chad Lawhorn

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Editorial: Growing ‘cost’
President Obama’s State of the Union address was mostly more of the same call for more government involvement in Americans’ lives.
February 15, 2013
Knowledgeable political observers suggested President Obama’s State of the Union address probably would be the most important speech of his next four years in the White House.