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Archive for Sunday, September 14, 1997

LAWRENCE SITES NUMEROUS ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

September 14, 1997

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Internet surfers will see Lawrence's waves on the World Wide Web.

With a little surfing on the Internet, anyone new to Lawrence can quickly get a grasp on local activities.

Typing in "Lawrence Kansas" on a World Wide Web search engine brings up several web sites that provide information on the city ranging from news to government activities, a city map and telephone white pages and yellow pages.

By category, there are seven city guides, 34 business sites, 145 education sites, 11 entertainment and arts sites, two events sites, five Internet services sites, four news and media sites, seven organization sites, three real estate sites and a recreation and sports site.

Here's a look at what some of the sites offer:

  • Lawrence CyberVillage, at http://www.ci.lawrence.ks.us, is maintained by local city government and the Lawrence Public Library. The site links to an array of Internet-based services, resources, files and databases that contain information about or produced by community-related, nonprofit organizations or groups. It also contains original content created by the city and library staffs and volunteers.
  • Typing in http://www.ljworld.com on your web browser will bring up the Journal-World's electronic addition, which provides a daily mix of news, sports and weather for the Lawrence area, as well as many local advertisers. The interactive site also provides you with opportunities to leave news tips and provides links to other community web sites.
  • LAWRENCE.COM, at http://www.lawrence.com, is the community information site produced by Journal-World Web Works. Among other things, it includes information on clubs and neighborhood associations, local government and schools, and directories to help you track down businesses and individuals.
  • Virtual Lawrence at http://www.rock-chalk.com/ provides a broad web coverage of Lawrence on the Net and has hundreds of links to the community. The site offers a visitor's guide, links to local business, government and club sites.
  • Four local radio stations are also on the World Wide Web. KANU-FM, the local public radio station, is at http://www.ukans.edu/cwis/units/kanufm/public_html/. KJHK, Kansas University's radio station, is at http://www.cc.ukans.edu/~kjhknet/index.html. KLZR, the local commercial FM station, can be found at http://www.lazer.com/. Lawrence Community Radio, a local alternative FM radio station, can be found at http://larryville.com/kawfm.htm.
  • The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's site is http://www.lawrencekansas.org/. The chamber's site includes a directory of chamber members.
  • Virtual Old West Lawrence, at http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~kdayton/vowl.html, is under construction, but has historical information about the city and residents in the neighborhood, plus links to other local sites.
  • Lawrence Kansas Online, at http://ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu/~kuinfo/local.html, provides an extensive list of links to many of the city's web sites and links to KU sites.
  • Larryville, at http://larryville.com/, offers community information and an online chat service. The site also offers an alternative look at local news events and political and environmental issues, including several articles opposing the South Lawrence Trafficway. It also provides links to local personal web sites, and local music, dance and arts features.

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