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January 14, 2004

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'Spirit of Caring' award nominees are sought

United Way of Douglas County is seeking nominations for its 2003 "Spirit of Caring" awards.

The awards are given to businesses that strengthen the community through charitable giving and promotion of volunteerism. Awards are given in four categories, depending on business size.

Deadline for nominations is Feb. 20. Winners will be recognized at the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lawrence Celebration and the chamber's annual meeting, both April 23.

More information is available by calling United Way at 843-6626, or by visiting www.lawrencechamber.com.

Crane work to block Jayhawk Boulevard

Traffic near the Kansas Union may be limited this week as crews work to make energy improvements.

A crane will block parts or all of Jayhawk Boulevard as crews work to replace cooling towers on the north and south ends of the union.

The replacement is part of a campuswide plan to improve energy efficiency.

Facilities Operations director Doug Riat said the work was scheduled to be completed by Friday but was progressing faster than anticipated and may be done earlier.

Chevron Energy Solutions is coordinating the cooling tower replacements.

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