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4:31 a.m.
Ann Peuser, owner of Clinton Parkway Nursery, 4900 Clinton Parkway, waters a bed of annuals Monday afternoon. The city commission is scheduled to approve a 5 percent rate hike for water usage Tuesday evening... Higher water, sewage rates to increase revenue stream
August 7, 2007
It is about more than just your taxes. When city commissioners meet tonight to finalize the 2008 budget, they’ll also be increasing several fees that Lawrence residents must pay. Monthly sewer bills are expected to increase by about 6 percent, water bills by about 5 percent and trash collection fees by about 4 percent.
10:00 a.m.
This architect's rendering shows the Wal-Mart site at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Wal-Mart proposal up for city approval
August 7, 2007
Wal-Mart is back at City Hall. City commissioners tonight are scheduled to vote on plans related to Wal-Mart’s proposal to build a store at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners unanimously recommended approval of the project last month. If city commissioners approve the project, it would mark the end of an approximately five-year battle by developers to build a second Wal-Mart in the city.
1:30 p.m.
Patrick Gerring of Cromwell Environmental wires in a set of six solar panels on the roof of Southwest Junior High School, 2511 Inverness Drive. The panels are being installed as part of a nationwide project, Solar 4 R Schools, that aims to raise awareness of renewable energy. School’s solar panels will empower student learning
August 7, 2007 in print edition on 3A
The sun is giving a boost to Southwest Junior High School. A crew on Monday finished installing a 1.2-kilowatt solar module on the roof of the main entrance to the school, 2511 Inverness Drive. Solar power will provide a portion of Southwest’s energy needs, but school leaders say the educational component will be the greatest benefit.
4:00 p.m.
Micah Edmondson, front, stretches before a recent Dog Days workout. The 10-year-old Lawrence boy usually attends the 6 a.m. session. Fitness pups
August 7, 2007 in print edition on 1C
What do teachers, doctors, attorneys, mothers pushing strollers, high school athletes and even elementary school children have in common? They all can be found at Memorial Stadium on the Kansas University campus Mondays through Thursdays, three times a day, doing jumping jacks, crunches, push-ups, running stairs or jogging laps around the track in the heat of the summer.Hundreds of people of all ages join in on Dog Days. Many wonder how this all began.
6:30 p.m.
This architect's rendering shows the Wal-Mart site at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. LIVE BLOG: City Commission decides budget, Wal-Mart
10:49 p.m., August 7, 2007 Updated 11:55 p.m.
Chad Lawhorn brings you live coverage

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LIVE BLOG: City Commission decides budget, Wal-Mart
Chad Lawhorn brings you live coverage
10:49 p.m., August 7, 2007 Updated 11:55 p.m.
Chad Lawhorn brings you live coverage
Man suspected in rapes appears in court
Judge allows additional charges
August 7, 2007
Judge allows additional charges
Body found near Turnpike
Person identified, but cause of death still under investigation
August 7, 2007
Person identified, but cause of death still under investigation
Lawrence Datebook
August 7, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.