Archive for Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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Tower accident Magical munchies Dangerous jobs
Should City Hall raise court costs for offenses other than traffic and parking tickets?

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6:00 a.m.
Jim George, Lawrence, swears in a defendant in small-claims court
at the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St. The
dollar amount for small-claims cases in Kansas was increased from
$1,800 to $4,000. George tended court on Thursday.
Higher court fines advised
July 9, 2007 in print edition on 1A
As the old saying goes, crime doesn’t pay - but it does produce revenue for the city. It may begin producing even more as Lawrence City Commissioners tonight consider raising several Municipal Court fees and creating a few new ones. “We feel like the fee increase is justified,” said Toni Wheeler, who oversees Municipal Court operations as the city’s director of Legal Services.
10:00 a.m.
John Augusto, who works at Alvin's Wine & Spirits, 905 Iowa, tells stories Thursday night about different situations that occur while working at a liquor store. Alvin's has a security policy that at least two employees must be in the store at all times. Graveyard shift has unique job perils
July 10, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The doorbell rings, ushering in another customer. At this time of night, it could be anyone. Lawrence residents who work nights so that others can buy a late-night six-pack, fill up a tank of gas or check into a motel take their chances, but it’s a risk they say they’re willing to take. Just two weeks ago, two Lawrence Kwik Shops, a Walgreens drug store and the International House of Pancakes all were robbed.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about speeding tickets and road safety with Lawrence Police Sgts. Randy Roberts and Paul Fellers
July 10, 2007
Lawrence Police Sgts. Randy Roberts and Paul Fellers will take your questions about speeding and traffic safety.
3:02 p.m.
Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern speaks to the media on the scene of a fatal accident. Two men fell to their deaths Tuesday morning from a communications tower, visible in background, in rural Douglas County. McGovern said the men were working on the 1,000-foot tower when they fell from a bucket one-half to three-quarters of the way up the structure. Two men confirmed killed in fall from tower in rural Douglas County
9:50 a.m., July 10, 2007 Updated 3:24 p.m.
Sheriff Ken McGovern said the two men, contractors for a Topeka company that owns the tower, fell between 500 and 800 feet from the 1,000-foot tower.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence's Joe Gatti, left, Dan Hughes, center, and Mike McBride pose at the top of the Col de la Forclaz, one of several epic Tour de France climbs they conquered last summer. Been there, done that
July 10, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Dan Hughes long has been a big fan of the Tour de France, so it’s not uncommon to find him glued to the tube when the grand bicycle race rolls around every July. But when the Tour hits stage nine a week from today, expect Hughes to be positively rapt.
10:00 p.m.
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals - a promising startup company that could launch Lawrence onto the bioscience industry's big stage - has nixed plans to expand at the East Hills Business Park, shown here in this file photo, following community outcry over how the city approved a package of economic development incentives for the startup company. Local drug company receives $6M boost
July 10, 2007 in print edition on 1A
This is the story about the one that didn’t get away. Lawrence economic development leaders on Tuesday were praising actions by the Kansas Bioscience Authority to provide $6 million in funding to prevent the start-up drug development company Deciphera Pharmaceuticals from leaving Lawrence.

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Magical munchies
It’s not hard to whip up some Potter-style foods with our helpful recipes
July 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Whether it’s traditional British food or ghastly good grub, Harry Potter and his friends eat a lot in the book series by J.K. Rowling.
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B8
For Tuesday, July 10
Lawrence Datebook
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.