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Archive for Sunday, November 24, 2002

Lawrence briefs

November 24, 2002

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Data storage network awaits county approval

Douglas County commissioners will consider approving a plan Monday to help ease the county's storage crunch for tax, property and other essential data.

Tallgrass Technologies Inc. is bidding to sell the county a new storage area network, a system of servers designed to expand the county's electronic warehouse space.

The $97,881 network contract is up for consideration during the county's 9 a.m. meeting at the county courthouse, 1100 Mass.

Also on the agenda for consideration:

  • A proposed amendment to the joint city-county subdivision regulations that would require that all subdivision plats in Lawrence include all adjacent land owned by the same person or group.
  • A recommended maturity extension for $400,000 in bonds sold last year.
  • A report from the county's investment committee.

Selections planned for Rock Chalk Revue

Living organizations at Kansas University will gather Monday to learn who'll perform at the annual Rock Chalk Revue.

The "In/Out" event will be at 8 p.m. Monday at Liberty Hall. Only five of the 13 organizations vying for spots in the program will be included in the final show.

This year's Rock Chalk Revue, "Wanted," will be March 6-8 at the Lied Center. It is a fund-raiser for United Way.

Santa Claus is coming to downtown Lawrence

Sources from Downtown Lawrence Inc. have confirmed that Santa will be coming to town Friday.

Santa's reindeer will deliver him to the Weaver's Department Store roof, 901 Mass., with the Lawrence Fire Department on hand to provide assistance should the man in red need help getting off the roof. Santa will then gather wish lists from children before heading back to the North Pole.

Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. at Ninth and Massachusetts streets with Nate Hill, news anchor at KSNT-TV Channel 27 in Topeka, helping watch out for Santa. The streets will fill with holiday music as Home Harmonies and the Central Junior High School choir carol and sing traditional holiday songs.

Call Downtown Lawrence Inc. at 842-3883 for more information.

Spirit Squad raises money for charity

The Lawrence High School Spirit Squad will put on its ninth annual Pack the House fund raiser on Tuesday.

Fans will meet the winter sports teams and have the opportunity to win prizes. Teachers, administrators, coaches and athletes will do skits for the crowd and the cheerleading and pom squads will perform.

Donations of cash or canned goods are required for admittance. The canned goods will be donated to EKAN and cash proceeds will go to the Salvation Army adopt-a-family program.

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