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City Commission agenda for March 12
March 8, 2013
City Commission meeting. 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, City Hall.
City Commission candidates to participate in North Lawrence forum
March 8, 2013
Candidates for the Lawrence City Commission are set to participate in a forum hosted by the North Lawrence Improvement Association.
Lawrence man sentenced to four days in jail, anger management classes, for tying dog’s hind legs
March 8, 2013
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced to four days in jail Friday, as well anger management classes, after he admitted injuring his dog by tying its hind legs together. But he can get the dog back, the judge ruled. Ian Cummings
Democrats seek seat at school finance mediation table
March 8, 2013
Democratic legislative leaders on Friday said they would file a motion to participate in mediation of the school finance lawsuit. By Scott Rothschild
House gives preliminary OK to bill requiring cooperation between Kansas Turnpike Authority, KDOT
March 8, 2013
The House on Friday gave preliminary approval to a bill that supporters said would encourage cooperation between the Kansas Turnpike Authority and state transportation agency, but opponents said the legislation marked the end of the road for the well-regarded turnpike. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, KU Med prepared for ‘nightmare bacteria,’ officials say
March 8, 2013
Officials at area hospitals say they’ve seen very few infections from “nightmare bacteria” that prompted national warnings earlier this week, and they’re doing everything they can to keep it that way. By Matt Erickson
Lawrence man charged, three juveniles arrested, in robbery of pedestrian at gunpoint
01:33 p.m., March 8, 2013 Updated 04:19 p.m.
A 19-year-old Lawrence man has been charged with aggravated robbery, and three juveniles arrested, in connection with a reported mugging involving a handgun Thursday night. Ian Cummings
Brownback administration pushes to repeal restrictions on corporate agriculture; opponents say family farms will suffer
March 8, 2013
Backed by powerful agricultural interests, Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration on Friday pushed to repeal corporate farming restrictions, saying the repeal would grow the Kansas economy. But other groups, such as the Kansas Farmers Union and Kansas Rural Center, said the repeal would hurt family farmers and destroy local control. By Scott Rothschild
Former day care owner charged with eight drug crimes
March 8, 2013
A Lawrence woman who operated a day care facility in Lawrence was charged Thursday in Douglas County District with eight drug crimes, including drug distribution and using a communication device to assist in drug distribution. By Shaun Hittle
Pedestrian reports robbery at gunpoint
March 8, 2013
Lawrence Police responded to a report of an armed robbery Thursday night in the 1600 block of Rhode Island Street. By Staff Reports
25 years ago: District court begins microfilming old criminal cases
March 8, 2013
Documentation of all criminal cases from 1863 to 1947 were being transferred to microfilm.
40 years ago: KU math chair steps down in protest of new hiring policy
March 8, 2013
Mostert called affirmative action “immoral in an academic setting.”
100 years ago: State lawmakers wrap up busy legislative season
March 8, 2013
“The majority of the members will stay on the job until the noon whistle blows next Tuesday.”
Letter: Capital flight
March 8, 2013
I cannot contain my disgust at the sight, in a CNN report, of lawmakers fleeing Washington, D.C., just before last week’s sequester deadline when they should be working on the financial affairs of the country.
Letter: The bottom line
March 8, 2013
Controversy around whether a carbon tax should be introduced in the United States has begun to heat up after the comprehensive climate legislation was introduced in the Senate, which included, among other things, a carbon tax. Perhaps somewhat predictably, industries who base their profitability on the ability to use our atmosphere as a free sink for their pollution are objecting to such a measure, citing how it will affect their bottom line.
Letter: Be the best
March 8, 2013
What makes us different from many cities is that we grow and continue to re-create Lawrence by following the same passion for excellence as those before us. We know how to preserve the past yet build for the future.
Editorial: Gun stampede
Legislators and concealed-carry advocates need to stop and take a breath before pushing forward on any new gun legislation in the state.
March 8, 2013
The Kansas Board of Regents has set a policy for the institutions it governs, disallowing concealed carry of handguns on campuses. Now comes the Kansas House of Representatives to debate a measure that would put that decision in the hands of local university administrators. Those, of course, are the folks who recommended the statewide policy to the regents, and who would have to buck their overseers to implement it on any specific campus. So that’s going to happen!
Opinion: Egypt sliding toward fiscal cliff
March 8, 2013 in print edition on A8
As Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood government slides toward the financial cliff, what’s the right policy for the United States? That’s becoming an urgent question, as Egypt’s financial reserves decline and the country nears a new breaking point.
Marrow donor drive in honor of 2012 KU grad with leukemia aims to register students
March 8, 2013
For the second time in just over a month, Kansas University students next week can register for a chance to save someone’s life, in honor of one of their own who’s battling cancer. A marrow donor drive in honor of Laura Hollar, a 2012 KU graduate with leukemia, is set for Monday at the KU Credit Union. By Matt Erickson
Horoscopes for March 8
March 8, 2013
For Friday, March 8: This year you might want to keep your own counsel more often. You will need time to center yourself, rethink situations and make important decisions. If you are single, some of you might tie the knot or move in with a new person. If you are attached, you enter a very romantic period.