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Archive for Thursday, June 28, 2001

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June 28, 2001

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Lawrence among top spots, relocation Web site says

Lawrence residents are living in one of the nation's most desirable communities, according to an online relocation company.

FindYourSpot.com selected Lawrence this week as one of its "Top Spots" to live, work or retire. The city was chosen for its vibrant cultural life and standout downtown.

"Lawrence is too often known as just a college town, when in fact it has the diverse economy and high quality of life to be one of the best hometowns in the country," said Brent Eskew, president of FindYourSpot.com.

Alexa Marmon, above, last year found Lawrence's South Park gazebo a perfect spot to enjoy the city's offerings.

As part of the honor, the Web company has compiled a report about Lawrence for prospective residents. The report, which calls the city "the cultural capital of Kansas," can be viewed online at www.FindYourSpot.com/LawrenceKS.

Education: Quail Run teacher collects Milken Foundation award

Physical education teacher Jeff McAdoo has been rewarded for his dedication to Lawrence children with a $25,000 check.

McAdoo, who teaches at Quail Run School, was among 155 U.S. educators honored at a black-tie event Tuesday in Los Angeles sponsored by the Milken Family Foundation. Each teacher pocketed a $25,000 check.

In October, McAdoo learned of the award at a surprise school assembly attended by 500 students and teachers.

Health: Boil advisory lifted for Ozawkie water users

The boil water advisory for Ozawkie has been lifted.

Samples taken Monday by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment indicated that the water is safe for cooking and drinking. KDHE staff and the city of Ozawkie have completed cleanup and testing associated with the advisory.

The town had been under advisory since Thursday, when some residents noticed discolored tap water.

Moving around: City offers tips to ease relocation difficulties

City officials say July and August are peak months for university students moving out of apartments and homes in Lawrence. The migration strains city services and temporarily clutters neighborhoods.

To provide a smoother transition, city staff recommends:

Not discarding usable items, including televisions, furniture, appliances and clothing. Those items can be shared with friends or given to thrift shops.

Calling the city's Solid Waste Division, 832-3032, to pick up bulky items that are being tossed, including couches and appliances.

Calling the Lawrence Humane Society at 843-6835 for an appointment to put unwanted pets up for adoption.

Transferring or terminating water service by calling 832-7878 or going online at www.lawrenceutilitybilling.org.

More information is available online at the city's Web site, www.lawrenceks.org.

Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work

The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.219 a gallon at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets.

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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