Tuesday, March 28, 2006
City plans to improve driving conditions on Kasold Drive could face some bumps in the road in the coming weeks. Construction is scheduled to begin in May on Kasold from 15th to 22nd streets, but loose ends still need to be tied on the project. Possible zoning changes in East Lawrence may force City Commissioners to reconsider the Salvation Army's plans to relocate. Lawrence School Board members Monday night focus on the bottom line as they hear more than seven million dollars in budget requests for the upcoming school year. Police are investigating a 27-year-old man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl. Officers were contacted by a Kansas City area hospital about the assault that occurred March 20, in Southwest Lawrence. Also, Police are investigating a 16-year-old Lawrence boy accused to raping a 14-year-old girl inside a vehicle. Finally, authorities in Jefferson County contacted Police after a 13-year-old Oskaloosa girl reported she had been raped in Lawrence. Lawrence Police are investigating thousands of dollars in rent money missing from a south Lawrence apartment complex. Police say a 41-year-old woman is suspected of stealing nearly six thousand dollars from the Oaks. A 1963 KU graduate gives back to KU and plants a piece of history. A seedling from a Thomas Jefferson tulip tree was planted Monday afternoon in Marvin Lawn near the Spencer Museum. Bob Dole's former running mate visits Lawrence. At a new conference Monday afternoon Jack Kemp, a former New York Congressman, Cabinet Secretary under former President Bush, and NFL football player spoke about politics and his career. Voice, Identity, Community: These were the themes discussed at a public meeting about African immigration to Kansas. The discussion is part of a project documenting African immigrants and their experiences. During the 2005 baseball season the Eudora Cardinals averaged 11 runs a game on the way to a, 19-3 record. Monday the 2006 baseball squad opened play hoping to carry that offensive punch over from a year ago. The Eudora High and Paola High softball teams opened the 2006 season. The cardinals struggle with offense against the Panthers, losing 6-4. EHS back at home next Tuesday when they take on Prairie View in a double-header. Sunday in Lincoln, a familiar face was in the opposing dugout. Back in 1993, head coach Dave Bingham led the KU baseball team to its first and only college World Series appearance. Two years later, in 1995, he started his own baseball academy. And now more than a decade later, he's back in the college ranks a Nebraska's pitching coach. There is not a dry eye in the house because we must bid farewell to the man who's been on the frontlines for virtually every major and minor event in Lawrence in the past five years. This was Josh's final broadcast; he's heading home to Texas to work the family business.