Friday, Feb. 24, 2006
The United Way Board of Directors announce this year's Wallace Galluzzi outstanding volunteers of the year. Bud Waugh spent many years volunteering his services in emergency communications with our local government officials. He was presented the Galluzi award Thursday afternoon at the KU Visitors Center.
A half-billion dollar public school funding plan in introduced in the Kansas House Thursday morning. Two new fire stations should open this year leaving a pair of Lawrence's historic buildings empty. A KU library staff member is injured after being hit by a car near the Campanile Thursday morning. He's known to many as Mr. Haskell and now the Haskell Indian Nations University community is left wondering how to keep the University's legacy going on without him. Day two in the preliminary hearing of Jason Rose, the man charged in connection with the October 7, fire at the Boardwalk apartments. A Topeka man arrested in connection with a fatal shooting outside the Granada Theatre in downtown Lawrence now faces a charge of premeditated first degree murder.
Although more than a week of games remain in the Big 12 schedule Saturday's contest between the Kansas men and Texas will likely decide the conference champion. The KU baseball team is back in action at the Music City Challenge in Nashville Tennessee. In the last two years Nolan Kellerman has been perfect. Sixty one times the Lawrence High's senior has walked on the wrestling mat and 61 times he's left a winner.