Archive for Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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12:00 a.m.
Lawrence Public Schools (Shutterstock photo) Most Lawrence students meeting reading, math standards, but are less prepared for college, careers
November 9, 2015
About 80 percent of students in the Lawrence school district are performing at or above grade level in reading and math, but only about half are on track to be ready for college or careers by the time they graduate high school, according to state assessment results released Monday.
11:17 a.m.
Pre-demolition work is ongoing at McCollum Hall on the KU campus, pictured Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Asbestos has been removed from the building, and metal and "soft materials" such as drywall and wood are being removed to further prepare for the building's implosion, set for Nov. 25, 2015. McCollum Hall being gutted in preparation for big boom
November 9, 2015
A drive by the largest residence hall on Daisy Hill reveals gaping windows, holes in the walls and piles of construction debris around the building. By the time McCollum Hall implodes — now set for 9 a.m. Nov. 25 — there will be a lot less to the building than there was when it was home to more than 900 students. Here’s what’s going on now.
4:48 p.m.
From left, Andrew Beets, 32, the youngest Marine in attendance, receives a piece of cake from Sgt. Maj. Jesse Pacheco, 91, the oldest Marine in attendance, as U.S. Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, watches at the 23rd annual Marine Corps birthday celebration Wednesday at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics. Camaraderie, sacrifice honored at celebration of U.S. Marine Corps’ 240th ‘birthday’
November 10, 2015
More than 100 people attended a birthday celebration for the U.S. Marine Corps Tuesday at KU’s Dole Institute of Politics, which featured U.S. Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins of Kansas’ 2nd District as the keynote speaker.
9:11 p.m.
Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) glides toward the bucket against Fort Hays State guard Kenny Enoch (22) during the first half, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. KU finishes preseason with high-scoring victory
November 10, 2015
While all the talk around Kansas University basketball the past few days has focused on the waiting game surrounding Cheick Diallo’s eligibility, the Jayhawks looked locked in Tuesday night in a 95-59 victory over Fort Hays State.
9:47 p.m.
In this file photo from 2013 at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions from reporters in front of a painting of sunflowers. Kansas again faces possible loss of all federal arts funding
2:30 p.m., November 10, 2015 Updated 7:48 p.m.
The leader of a statewide advocacy group warned Tuesday that Kansas is likely to lose its federal arts dollars again early next year because the state isn’t providing enough funding for arts programs under Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration.

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