Archive for Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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12:26 a.m.
Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel watches a video presentation of a Rock Chalk Park proposal during the city commission meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at City Hall. City leaders approve Oread hotel settlement that reduces incentives, removes Fritzel from management
April 19, 2017 in print edition on 1A
The Lawrence City Commission unanimously approved a settlement in the city’s lawsuit against The Oread hotel that will cut millions from the hotel’s incentives agreement and force the hotel’s developer to resign his management position.
11:32 a.m.
Fans file through the doors of Allen Fieldhouse past the statue of Phog Allen in this file photo from Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. KU gets OK to ban handguns from football, men’s basketball games; purses will also be banned
11:22 a.m., April 19, 2017 Updated 6:17 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The University of Kansas has received formal approval to ban guns from games at Allen Fieldhouse and Memorial Stadium. Metal detectors and guards would be put in place for men’s basketball and football games, primarily, but also to any other sporting event expected to draw more than 5,000 to the facilities, under a proposal approved Wednesday morning by the Kansas Board of Regents governance committee.
12:38 p.m.
Town Talk
An update on what may replace Lawrence's J.C. Penney when it closes; new commercial real estate brokerage opens
Posted April 19, 2017
We are in wait-and-wonder mode when it comes to Lawrence’s J.C. Penney store. Many of us are waiting for the going-out-of-business sale and the deals ...
1:17 p.m.
Town Talk
An update on what may replace Lawrence's J.C. Penney when it closes; new commercial real estate brokerage opens
Posted April 19, 2017
We are in wait-and-wonder mode when it comes to Lawrence’s J.C. Penney store. Many of us are waiting for the going-out-of-business sale and the deals ...
4:32 p.m.
Westar Energy logo Kansas regulators reject $12.2B Westar sale to Great Plains
10:50 a.m., April 19, 2017 Updated 6:15 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas utility regulators Wednesday rejected a proposed $12.2 billion buyout of Topeka-based Westar Energy, saying the proposed purchase price offered by Great Plains Energy, the parent company of Kansas City Power and Light, was “simply too high.”

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Editorial: Secret search unfortunate
KU’s choice to provide no information about candidates seeking the university’s top job is disappointing and nonsensical.
April 19, 2017 in print edition on A5
Imagine if the Board of Regents selected the top leader for the University of Kansas using the same transparent and open process that is used to hire the university’s deans and provosts.
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