Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Northeast Johnson County reps vote against school finance bill heading to Governor’s desk. The Kansas legislature on Sunday night gave final approval to a school finance bill to address a court-ordered $129 million in funding, but also included controversial provisions that would give tax breaks to private schools and strip teachers of some of their due process rights. Sen. Kay Wolf voted against the bill in the Senate, where it passed 22-16. Reps. Barbara Bollier, Stephanie Clayton, Emily Perry and Melissa Rooker all voted against the bill in the House, where it passed 63-57.
[Lawmakers send school finance bill to Brownback — Topeka Capital Journal]

Cable, internet outage leaves AT&T U-Verse customers without access to Final Four games. It was a rough weekend for some basketball fans and AT&T U-Verse customers in northeast Johnson County. A number of residents in the northern part of Prairie Village reported that their cable and Internet service went out Friday. Service was still down Saturday when the Final Four games were airing, and the customers reported that AT&T wasn’t able to give them a reason for the outage or any information on when service would be restored. AT&T media relations couldn’t provide an estimate of how many homes were affected, but sent the following statement Sunday evening: ““Due to a third party cable cut, some AT&T customers in the Prairie Village area may have experienced issues with their U-Verse services beginning on Friday. Technicians worked to resolve the problem and service is currently running normally. We apologize for this inconvenience.”

SM East baseball can’t lose. Those Lancers are on a roll. SM East’s baseball team kept its perfect record Friday with a 6-1 win over Blue Valley Northwest. The victory puts SM East at 5-0 on the season, the only undefeated team in the Sunflower League. SM East takes on 5-1 Olathe South — the second ranked team in the state — at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 3&2 Baseball Stadium (18300 W 87th Street, Lenexa, KS 66219).

SM East boys lacrosse team wraps up road trip to Illinois. SM East’s boys lacrosse team made a trek north this weekend for two games against Chicago-area teams. The Lancers lost a heartbreaker Friday to Wheaton North High School, falling 7-8 after the Falcons scored the winning goal with 3.6 seconds left in the second overtime. The Lancer bounced back Saturday, though, with a 13-9 win over St. Charles despite being down four goals at the half.