Archive for Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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12:00 a.m.
Marx Madness kicks off when Groucho and the gang get crazy in "Duck Soup" (1933) tonight at Liberty Hall. Today in Lawrence: Marx Madness, Americana, early summer
March 11, 2014
Highs in the 70s, “Duck Soup” at Liberty Hall and old-school Americana at the Lawrence Arts Center.
11:00 a.m.
This collage illustrates the hallmarks of Lawrence's downtown cultural district. First Row: The Granada Theater, Lawrence Arts Center, Aimee's Coffee Shop, Second Row: Bowersock Mills and Power Company, SeedCo Studios in the Warehouse Arts District, Site of Langston Hughes' home, Row Three: The East Lawrence Waltz mural, Pachamama's, St. Luke's A.M.E. Church, Row Four: Turnhalle Building, Wonder Fair Art Gallery, Americana Music Academy. Ninth Street corridor proposal is finalist for national arts grant
March 10, 2014
The Lawrence Arts Center is, for the second year, a finalist for a major national grant that would fund a so-called creative placemaking project in Lawrence. The Arts Center announced Monday that its $500,000 proposal — “Free State Connection: The 9th Street Corridor Project” — was among 97 finalists for this year’s ArtPlace America grants. By Sara Shepherd
1:12 p.m.
Kyle T. Flack, right, and his court-appointed attorney, Ron Evans, appear in Franklin County District Court for a pretrial hearing in Flack's capital murder case. Flack is accused of killing Andrew Adam Stout, 30, Steven Eugene White, 31, Kaylie Kathleen Bailey, 21, and Bailey's infant daughter in late April and early May at a house at 3197 Georgia Road, about five miles west of Ottawa. Bobby Burch/The Ottawa Herald Testimony in Flack trial: Defendant discussed killing one of four victims; toddler’s body was found in creek
12:43 p.m., March 11, 2014 Updated 6:33 p.m.
Kyle Trevor Flack, the 28-year-old Ottawa man accused of killing four people in rural Ottawa last year, told a detective that he killed Steven White during a dispute between White and Andrew Stout, according to testimony during Tuesday’s still ongoing hearing. By Stephen Montemayor
4:45 p.m.
This 2011 file photo shows Kansas University Medical Center's School of Medicine, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, Kan. KU warns of accreditation issues at medical school, but committee rejects funding initiative
March 11, 2014
Kansas University officials warned Tuesday that without budgetary help from the state, the medical school faces the possibility of losing its accreditation, but a Senate committee rejected their pleas. By Scott Rothschild

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Editorial: Partners?
The downtown shot-put event will go on, but the loss of financial support from Kansas Athletics is disappointing.
March 11, 2014
It’s unfortunate that the downtown shot-put event that has become a popular part of the Kansas Relays doesn’t fit into the Kansas Athletics budget this year.