Zoning: County examines compliance with home occupation rules
Douglas County commissioners will receive an update today on efforts to enforce the county's new home occupation regulations.
Staff members with the zoning and codes department will discuss with commissioners the slow response they have received from rural, home-based businesses to register their properties with the county.
New regulations require all rural, home-based businesses to register with the county by the end of this year. Some of the largest and most industrial home-based business will be required to relocate or rezone their property within five years, but if they aren't registered and are detected after the first of the year, they won't be eligible for the five-year transition period.
Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Diplomacy: Ex-ambassador to discuss U.S.-Russian relations
The last U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union will speak today at Kansas University on relations between the United States and Russia.
Jack F. Matlock Jr., who served as ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Big 12 Room on the fifth floor of the Kansas Union.
Matlock also served as a special assistant for national security affairs and senior director for European and Soviet affairs on the National Security Council from 1983 to 1986 under President Reagan.
He wrote about his experiences in the 1995 book "Autopsy on an Empire: The American Ambassador's Account of the Collapse of the Soviet Union."
The lecture is sponsored by the KU Center for Russian and East European Studies and the department of history.
Gasoline: Pump Patrol tracks down lowest prices in town
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.079 per gallon at Citgo, West 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.