Downtown is getting a few extra lights this Christmas.
"We're going to keep them on the trees, like they always have been," Marcia McFarlane with Downtown Lawrence Inc. said.
This year, however, Downtown Lawrence Inc. is adding a few new sets. A single strand of white lights will outline the skyline along Massachusetts, from Sixth to 11th Streets.
Christmas Decor of Lawrence is installing the new lights. Work began last week. The date the lights will be turned on is still uncertain but should be announced soon.
LHS math team
takes first at Washburn
The Lawrence High School math team won first place in the Class 5A-6A division of the annual Washburn University Math Day Contest in Topeka.
LHS team members who participated are Bill Kinnersley, Michael Bateman, Joe Espinosa, Wei Fu, Cynthia Belcher, Steve Davis, Arundhati Pal, Brian Trent, James Un and Sihao Xia.
Kinnersley finished first among the 535 participants from northeast Kansas and Missouri. Bateman received an honorable mention in the non-senior category.
Blood pressure checks
available this weekend
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering free blood pressure checks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at SuperTarget, 3201 Iowa.
Educational materials from the American Heart Assn. will be provided and Kanwaka FCE will provide volunteer assistance.
SLT counsel to speak
to neighborhood group
Bob Eye, co-counsel for the plaintiffs in the South Lawrence Trafficway litigation, will give a presentation and answer questions about the roadway at the fall meeting of the University Place Neighborhood Assn. (UPNA) at 7 p.m. Monday in the Lawrence High School commons/cafeteria area.
Eye has been involved with the debate about the SLT for more than a decade. He will speak after a short business meeting and election of 1999 officers.
University Place is the area of Lawrence south of the Kansas University campus, bounded by Louisiana, 19th Street, Naismith Drive and campus. Eye is a resident of the neighborhood and a member of UPNA.
families for Christmas
The Villages Inc. is taking requests from individuals, families, businesses, civic groups and others interested in providing Christmas gifts for Villages' children and homes.
Each child has made a wish list that will be available to the individual or group who is interested in adopting a child, children or home for Christmas. The house parents have also prepared a list of needs that will benefit the entire household.
To adopt a child, children or home for Christmas, contact Rose Thornton at The Villages, (785) 267-5900.