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Archive for Tuesday, July 24, 2001

Local briefs

July 24, 2001

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Recreation: City to open dog park

The city's new off-leash dog park will open Aug. 4.

The event will be marked by a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting that day at "Mutt Run," below Clinton Lake Dam west of Lawrence. The park's address is 1330 E. 902 Road.

The park includes a rest room, separate drinking fountains for dogs and their owners and a small parking lot.

Area residents approached the Lawrence City Commission last year to request an off-leash dog park. Commissioners referred the issue to Parks and Recreation officials, who worked with the interested residents, the Lawrence Police Department, Douglas County Veterinarians Assn., Lawrence Humane Society and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop the park.

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Philanthropy: Benefit for former resident raises funds for Wildcare

A benefit raised $1,000 for a Lawrence wildlife rehabilitation group.

Lifetimes Steak & Grill in Osage City conducted a karaoke benefit July 14 in the name of the late Tom Cowser, who died June 20 in a motorcycle accident. All proceeds from the event will go to Wildcare.

Brad Loveless, a co-worker at Western Resources Green Team, said Cowser, a rural Lawrence resident, volunteered many hours at Wildcare and built flight pens for bald eagles.

Loveless said Cowser, a journeyman/lineman for KPL, also built pens for golden eagles at the Topeka Zoo, planted trees at elementary schools across the state and native grasses at former crop fields, and he performed various construction projects.

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Transportation: Completion of resurfacing projects reopens roads

Two road projects have been completed, and the road again are open to traffic.

Wakarusa Township recently resurfaced one mile of East 1500 Road, from North 900 Road to County Road 458. The township also made improvements on North 900 Road, from East 1500 Road to East 1600 Road, and a small section of East 1600 Road that connects with County Road 1055.

The Douglas County Public Works Department also reopened County Road 1061, between County Road 460 and U.S. Highway 56. Wildcat Concrete Services, Topeka, completed a two-week project to resurface the bridge deck as well as the roadway approach north and south of the bridge over Captain Creek. The work was done to extend the life of the bridge, which is about eight miles south of Kansas Highway 10.

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Gasoline costs: Pump patrol at work

The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.179 per gallon at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets, and Site Service Station, 946 E. 23rd St. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name of the business, the address and the price.

Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.

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