The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Assn. will sponsor a program on downtown development at noon Friday at the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza.
The program, which is directed at planners on a statewide basis, is designed to acquaint them with redevelopment efforts in Lawrence's downtown.
Speakers include David Longhurst, general manager of the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza; David Evans, a local architect and chairman of the Lawrence Douglas County Planning Commission; Howard Hill, former city commissioner, and City Commissioner Bob Schumm.
The cost of the program is $20, which includes a luncheon. The cost for only the panel discussion and tours will be $10.
For further information or to make reservations contact Diane Mullens at the Lawrence Douglas County Planning Office.
UPS deliveries still uninterupted
United Parcel Service reported Friday that employee balloting on a three-year contract agreement has been extended and the company's pickup and delivery service will continue as usual at least through Aug. 10.
The company has been notified by Teamsters officials that mail delivery has delayed receipts of ballots to many UPS employees across the country.
As a result, the company agreed to an extension of the voting deadline on the three-year contract. If the contract is ratified, service will continue as usual on Aug. 13 and thereafter, UPS reported.
If the contract is rejected, Teamster leaders have the option to call a strike affecting service on or after Aug. 13.