Archive for Friday, March 28, 2014

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12:48 a.m.
Shutterstock image of a shopper. Plans filed for retail strip along South Lawrence Trafficway
March 28, 2014
Plans have been filed at City Hall for a new retail development that would add more than 20 new stores and restaurants along the South Lawrence Trafficway.
9:12 a.m.
Kansas fans come to their feet in the north end zone as the Jayhawks leave the court Wednesday following warmups in preparation for tipoff against Alcorn State at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas Athletics Inc. is discounting seats normally reserved for students at $10 a seat. KU chancellor upholds students’ elimination of athletics fee but creates new fees in its place
3:41 p.m., March 27, 2014 Updated 7:58 p.m.
Kansas University students no longer will pay a $25-per-semester athletics fee, after the chancellor agreed to uphold a Student Senate vote eliminating it. However, beginning this fall two different fees will be instated in its place. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little outlined her actions in a letter delivered today to the Student Senate. By Sara Shepherd
11:12 a.m.
Lawrence sous-chef Gina Skinner, 25, competes in a "Chopped"-inspired cook-off March 8 at the International Culinary Schools at the Art Institutes in Lenexa. Skinner won her category and was named the overall winner of the competition. Her prize was a $1,500 scholarship. Lawrence sous-chef wins cook-off and $1,500 culinary scholarship
March 28, 2014
Gina Skinner has sliced and diced her way to a $1,500 tuition scholarship from the International Culinary Schools at the Art Institutes. Skinner, 25, of Lawrence, competed against other culinary hopefuls in a “Chopped”-inspired cookoff at the school’s Kansas City location in Lenexa on March 8. By Joanna Hlavacek
1:12 p.m.
A March 2007 photo provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department shows a male lesser prairie chicken in a mating stature in the Texas panhandle. Lesser prairie chicken listed as threatened
3:20 p.m., March 27, 2014 Updated 5:38 p.m.
The Obama administration announced Thursday it is placing the lesser prairie chicken on a list of threatened species, a move that could affect oil and gas drilling, wind farms and other activities in Kansas and four other states. Gov. Sam Brownback criticized the move as a federal overreach and said the state is looking for ways to respond. Kansas environmental groups’ reactions were mixed.
3:12 p.m.
This 2012 photo provided by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service shows a lesser prairie chicken in Yoakum County, Texas. A first-of-its-kind agreement between federal agencies is designed to ease the concerns of landowners and the energy industry in five states ahead of an expected listing of the lesser prairie chicken as threatened, a move that could curtail their ability to operate in those habitats. Brownback says state will sue feds over threatened’ listing of lesser prairie chicken
3:01 p.m., March 28, 2014 Updated 3:55 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday announced that Kansas will sue to try to stop the federal government from listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. “This is an overreach by the federal government and it’s another example of the Obama administration aggressively and unnecessarily intruding into our daily lives,” Brownback said at a news conference. By Scott Rothschild
4:12 p.m.
Spring cleaning Spring cleaning checklist by room
March 27, 2014
With vibrant flowers making their debut and warm rays of sun blanketing our yards, it’s time to give our homes the refresher it needs with some spring cleaning. Tackling a whole home’s worth of tasks can be a bit overwhelming, but cutting it down into a list of must-hit tasks, you’ll find taking it one room at a time is less demanding than you think. Head to the store and rack up necessary supplies (or use household items), put on your rubber gloves, and get set to clean! By Nadia Imafidon

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