Archive for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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12:27 a.m.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo.Jakob Rudnick, left, with the help of Steve Hurst, Perry, dips a sprig of parsley in a glass of salt water during the the Passover Seder Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation. The Seder ritual included telling the story of liberation of the Israelites from slavery, discussing the story, eating matza, partaking of symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder Plate, and the celebration of freedom. In wake of shooting, Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation comes together for Passover Seder
April 15, 2014
About 60 congregation members attended the Lawrence Jewish Community Center’s Passover Seder Tuesday night, sharing dinner, conversation and history. The Passover holiday commemorates the Exodus, during which the Israelites escaped slavery in Egypt and followed Moses through the Red Sea. During the first two days of Passover, Jewish families and communities gather for the ritual dinner known as a Seder. The Seder at the Lawrence Community Center came just two days after the Overland Park shootings at Jewish community centers that left three people dead. Though the Lawrence center was armed with two police officers just in case, Riever said the provision was really for the peace of mind of attendees.
9:48 a.m.
Drivers approach and make their way through the roundabout at the intersection of Monterey Way and Harvard Road. There's little middle ground on roundabouts in Lawrence - residents seem to either love them or hate them. But traffic engineers say they can cut travel time and automobile emissions by keeping traffic moving, and they are also better from a safety standpoint. City upholds decision on West Lawrence roundabout despite new objections from neighbors
April 15, 2014
About five months after city commissioners used a set of studies to justify the approval of a new dual lane roundabout along a busy West Lawrence street, neighbors are presenting studies that suggest such roundabouts increase the likelihood of bicyclists being involved in accidents. By Chad Lawhorn
5:00 p.m.
Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Fred Logan and Vice Chairman Kenny Wilk on Wednesday discuss the social media policy with members of a work group. The board members were meeting as the Governance Committee, which will forward proposed revisions to the full regents next month. Regents leaders remain committed to disciplinary aspects of social media policy
11:03 a.m., April 16, 2014 Updated 12:55 p.m.
Kansas Board of Regents leaders Wednesday said they would not back down from the disciplinary aspects of its social media policy for universities. By Scott Rothschild

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Myles Turner to announce college choice on April 30
KU, Texas, SMU, Duke, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M on list
07:07 p.m., April 16, 2014 Updated 12:13 a.m.
Myles Turner will announce his college choice on April 30. By Gary Bedore
LHS softball splits
Lions drop opener to O-South 4-1, win nightcap 6-4
April 16, 2014
Lawrence High split a softball doubleheader with Olathe South on Tuesday, losing the opener 4-1 before rallying for a 6-4 victory in the nightcap.