Monday, April 10, 2006
Hundreds of protesters take to the streets in downtown Lawrence demanding fair treatment for immigrants. The Lawrence rally and candlelight vigil was just one of a number of events taking place across the country, on this national day of action for immigration reform. Lawrence School Board members consider sweeping changes concerning what students can and cannot eat during the school day. At Monday night's school board meeting, members discussed a new wellness policy that the district will adopt soon. Former Senator Tom Daschle spoke in front of a packed house this evening. We sat down with the Former Senator from South Dakota early Monday and talked about everything from immigration to the current state of the White House. East Lawrence residents and Salvation Army leaders worked towards a compromise Monday night that would allow a new homeless shelter to be built near 19th and Haskell Avenue. City leaders think they may have the right plan to ease growing pains in northwest Lawrence. These improvements could clear the way for new development in the area north of Sixth Street. City crews begin temporary repairs at Second and Locust in north Lawrence. The long-standing bump at the intersection has been in the news quite a bit this past week, after a 15-year-old was seriously injured April 1. A medical report leads to a drug bust at a northern Lawrence apartment. According to police, emergency workers were called to an apartment in the 400 block of Wisconsin on Thursday to respond to a 22-year-old woman possibly having a seizure. Finding parking on the KU campus is about to get a little easier. Starting this fall, guaranteed parking and free public express bus service are being offered to students and staff. The 1,500 stall park-and-ride lot is now under construction on West Campus. Four local food pantries are working together and partnering with a national foundation to get meals to hungry Lawrence residents. "Just food" consists of Eckan, the Salvation Army, the Pelathe Center and Trinity Interfaith Food Pantries. The last time KU baseball team made the NCAA tournament the number one song on the charts was "I Swear" by All-4-One. The year, of course, was 1994. Fast forward to this years Jayhawk squad and talk of post-season play is once again hovering around Hoglund Ballpark. In Eudora, Coach Dirk Kinney's Cardinals sat at 6-0. But Monday afternoon, the Louisburg Wildcats paid the Eudora Cardinals a visit hoping to deny them of win number seven. Just next door, the cardinal softball team also took on Louisburg. Staying on top, the Cardinals defeated the Lady Wildcats, 5-2, with Brynn Hamilton as the winning pitcher. The school year maybe winding down, but there are still plenty of city showdowns to take place. Monday afternoon LHS took the quick trip over to Free State to face the Firebirds on the tennis court.