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Kansas’ budget shortfall narrows as revenue picture brightens
January 10, 2013
Kansas is seeing its projected budget shortfall shrink because of better-than-expected revenue collections last month, according to a new estimate released Thursday by the Legislature’s research staff. By The Associated Press
Local groups bring concerns to legislators
January 10, 2013
Representatives of local organizations on Thursday brought their requests, concerns and ideas to Douglas County legislators in preparation for the 2013 legislative session that starts Monday. By Scott Rothschild
Hearings on proposals to change the way appellate judges are selected are scheduled for next week as session starts
January 10, 2013
Attempts to change the way appellate judges are selected will be considered during the first week of the 2013 legislative session. The session starts Monday, and the Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled hearings for Wednesday and Thursday on a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the governor to select justices to the Kansas Supreme Court and judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals, subject to confirmation by the Senate. By Scott Rothschild
All Kansas counties except one declared disaster areas because of drought
January 10, 2013
Nearly all of Kansas has been declared a federal disaster area in 2013 because of persisting drought conditions. By Ian Cummings
Lawrence debaters headed for state tournament
January 10, 2013
Debate squads from both Lawrence and Free State high schools are competing in the state tournament this weekend in Hutchinson. By Peter Hancock
Barn destroyed by fire east of Clinton Lake
January 10, 2013
A barn east of Clinton Lake, already engulfed in flames when fire crews responded about 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning was completely destroyed.
Report: Kansas ranks average for school finance
January 10, 2013
17th annual “Quality Counts” report shows Kansas spends less, but distributes funding more evenly than national average. By Peter Hancock
25 years ago: New construction at KU set back by fire
January 10, 2013
Fire from a propane heater this week caused $30,000 damage to the foundation of Kansas University’s new science library.
40 years ago: KU has only 10 days of heating fuel, chancellor says
January 10, 2013
Nichols added that the university had already spent more than $7,000 for oil this winter.
Opinion: Freedom to be left alone
January 10, 2013 in print edition on A7
Exposed. That, in a word, is how you feel when someone broadcasts your home address without your knowledge, against your wishes. Your correspondent speaks from experience. Six years ago when white supremacists published my home address and phone number on their websites, the first thing I felt was vulnerable.
Opinion: Fiscal ‘victory’ costly for Democrats
January 10, 2013 in print edition on A7
Democrats not allergic to arithmetic must know the cost of their “fiscal cliff” victory. When they flinched from allowing all of George W. Bush’s tax rates, especially those on middle-class incomes, to expire, liberalism lost its nerve and began what will be a long slide into ludicrousness.
Style Scout: Nick Reid
January 10, 2013
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? A more dominant art scene, more art studios.
Style Scout: Martha Leonard
January 10, 2013
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? I wish Mass. Street was a pedestrian street.
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 9 NBA games
January 10, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games.
Editorial: Children in need
State assistance policies that are driving more Kansas children into poverty need to be re-examined.
January 10, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback is defending his administration’s new approach to programs designed to help poor families in Kansas, but the numbers are troubling.
Horoscopes for Jan. 10
January 10, 2013
For Thursday, Jan. 10: This year you make waves wherever you go. Your combination of high energy, strong intellect and charisma draws in many opportunities for you. If you are single, you attract many admirers who want to make you theirs.
LHS bowlers win
January 10, 2013
Lawrence High bowlers took first place in both boys and girls varsity against KC Washington, Shawnee Mission East, and Free State on Wednesday at KC Bowl.
Our Town Sports
January 10, 2013
Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450.Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450.
100 years ago: More than half of KU students pay their own way
January 10, 2013
“In the fields through the long summer, behind a desk, in a store, ploughing or peddling, do some 1400 of these young Kansans labor to obtain those funds….”
Kovel’s Antiques: Roseville Pottery highly collectible
January 10, 2013
Roseville Pottery was founded in Roseville, Ohio, in 1890. A second Roseville plant opened in nearby Zanesville in 1898.
Garden Calendar: Try ZZ plant for easy-to-grow option
January 10, 2013
As I admire the glossy green leaves of a Zamioculcas zamiifolia, or ZZ plant, I wonder how I have overlooked this plant previously.