Tuesday, March 14, 2006
As residents all over Lawrence try to find out how much this storm will cost them, a state assessment team expects the city's price tag will end up in the millions. The clean up continues and state officials are in to review the damage from Sunday's storms. Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway took an aerial tour of the damage and talked about how KU will pick up the pieces after weathering the storm. Lawrence's schools suffer tens of thousands of dollars in damage after Sunday's storm. Westar Energy crews continue to work to restore power to customers in the Lawrence area. As of about 5 p.m. Monday night Westar officials say approximately 650 customers were without power. There are a handful of buildings on campus that will not be fully operational Tuesday when students return. The number of special education teacher in Lawrence will increase in the '06-07 school year. A leaning fence, some missing shingles, a shattered window, the visible damage from Sunday's storm is yielding to financial decisions for homeowners. Four KU students are arrested by Lawrence Police for allegedly looting businesses damaged by Sunday's storm. The man accused in a deadly Baldwin City shooting earlier this month is back in Douglas County after being captured in Oklahoma. Thirty two NCAA first round games will be played this week, starting with game number one on Thursday morning at 11:20 a.m. On the opposite end of that first round spectrum, the Kansas Jayhawks matchup with the Bradley Braves. It's time to learn about the Jayhawks first round opponent, the Bradley Braves. BU plays in the Missouri Valley conference and enters with a season mark of 20-10. The Lady Jayhawk basketball team were one of 40 teams selected for the women's national invitational tournament. The KU football team is hoping to carry the momentum from last years victory in the Ft. Worth Bowl over to this season. That goal began Monday as the Jayhawks kicked off spring practice.