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July 29, 2001

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2002 budget going public

Douglas County commissioners will meet Monday to approve the publication of the 2002 budget. Public comments about the budget will be taken during the Aug. 15 hearing, which is the last time commissioners can make cuts to the budget.

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse, 1100 Mass.

Community: Farmers Market offers feast for eyes and dinner table

Fresh flowers are a popular item at the Lawrence Farmers Market, along with locally grown produce. Kathy Hagen, above, Lawrence, sorts through some of her gladioli Saturday morning. The next market will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Communication: City phone lines to go down

Phone service and voice mail to some city offices, including nonemergency numbers at the Lawrence Police Department, will be disrupted for up to six hours today so workers can replace a transformer on the west side of City Hall.

The outage is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and conclude no later than 2 p.m.

Affected city phone numbers include:

Lawrence Police Department, 111 E. 11th St., nonemergency numbers in the 832-7400 and 832-7500 series; and nonemergency dispatch, 841-7210 and 832-7650.

City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts, 832-3000 series.

Cable Channel 25 also will be off the air during the transformer project.

Emergency numbers unaffected include 911 calls and calls to the city's utility department for water and wastewater emergencies, 843-2685.

Gasoline costs: Pump patrol at work

The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.179 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets.

If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/ section/ gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board.

Lions Sight Fair offers vision, hearing, diabetes tests

The Lions Sight Fair will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Douglas County Free Fair.

The Kansas Lions Mobile Screening Unit will offer free vision, hearing and diabetes tests.

The Lawrence Lions Club and Lawrence River City Lions Club, both service organizations are co-sponsoring the tests.

Journal-World reporter honored

Scott Rothschild, a reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World, will receive an award from the Kansas Disability Caucus.

Rothschild will be honored for newspaper articles he has written concerning funding issues for in-home services for people with disabilities.

The award will be presented when the disability caucus has its seventh annual forum in Topeka from Aug. 8-10. The forum provides an opportunity for Kansans with disabilities to talk about issues and suggest solutions to challenges facing the disabled.

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