Archive for Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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1:26 a.m.
This rendering of the proposed new KU School of Business building shows a large atrium in between the north and south wings of the building. Designed as a commons area, designers and school officials hope it will be used for collaboration and conversation. The building will also house spaces for business incubation and student research, such as the Bloomberg terminal lab, shown here with a blue exterior. KU business school releases designs of new building
April 1, 2014
On Monday the Kansas University School of Business released designs showing the interior and exterior of the building that will replace Summerfield Hall as the school’s home in fall 2016. Designs call for 19 classrooms, 202 offices, a 350-seat auditorium and a 125-seat auditorium, plus labs, a business incubator and spaces for student collaborations, research, industry partnerships and professional development, according to the school. By Ben Unglesbee
9:36 a.m.
Work continues on the Rock Chalk Park sports complex near Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway. The track and field stadium, far left, is the furthest along, with a projected opening set for spring 2014. The concrete pad for the city's eight-gym recreation center, top center, also has been poured. The center is expected to open in  summer 2014.  The concrete pads along the right edge of the photo are parking lots to serve the entire complex. In the center of the site are a soccer field and a softball stadium for Kansas University. 
Dever highlights Rock Chalk Park, SLT in State of the City address
April 1, 2014
Lawrence is about to move from an era of building infrastructure to a period of attracting new jobs and businesses, Lawrence’s outgoing mayor predicted Tuesday as part of the State of the City Address. By Chad Lawhorn
1:28 p.m.
A display showing the lesser prairie chicken stands in the hallway on the second floor of the Kansas statehouse. In a news conference Friday afternoon, March 28, 2014, Gov. Sam Brownback said Kansas will join an Oklahoma lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after the agency decided to list the lesser prairie chicken as "threatened". Kansas files lawsuit against federal designation of lesser prairie chicken
11:13 a.m., April 2, 2014 Updated 5:53 p.m.
Kansas has officially joined a lawsuit that challenges federal designation of the lesser prairie chicken as a species in need of protection, the state attorney general’s office announced Wednesday. By Scott Rothschild
1:36 p.m.
This family photo shows Roman Ilyaich, left, the passenger in a March 29 crash at a Kansas Turnpike tollbooth, and his girlfriend Anna Zlotnikova, who spoke to reporters Wednesday at Kansas University Hospital, where Ilyaich is still in serious condition.  Kansas Turnpike crash passenger’s injuries ‘traumatic,’ girlfriend says
1:22 p.m., April 2, 2014 Updated 4:51 p.m.
Hours before a fatal tractor-trailer collision at a Kansas Turnpike toll plaza, the truck’s passenger left an early morning voicemail for his girlfriend back in Colorado. He told her to expect him at 10 a.m. in Denver and that he had a fun-filled day planned. By Stephen Montemayor
7:51 p.m.
Finance bills would complicate Lawrence’s bond construction plans
April 2, 2014
School finance bills now pending in the Kansas House and Senate would eliminate money the Lawrence district was counting on to help pay for and equip new facilities being financed with the recent $92.5 million bond issue. The bills would also force cutbacks for Lawrence’s two virtual schools. By Peter Hancock

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Editorial: Safety net
Helping people obtain affordable health insurance might be an important new mission for safety-net health care clinics.
April 2, 2014
Safety-net health care clinics like Health Care Access in Lawrence provide a great service to uninsured patients.