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5:36 a.m.
Josh Washburn, Rachel Scialabba and Taylor M., rave at Last Call.  On Sept. 5, 2007, Lawrence city leaders took the first steps to have the license of the controversial downtown nightclub revoked by state regulators. City wants Last Call’s license denied
September 6, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The battle stage is set. Lawrence city leaders Wednesday took the first steps to officially ask state regulators to not renew the license of the controversial downtown nightclub Last Call. Mayor Sue Hack sent a letter to the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control unit requesting a hearing be held to determine whether the license of Last Call, 729 N.H., should be renewed in November, when its one-year liquor license is set to expire.
9:00 a.m.
School Resource Officer Matt Sarna talks with students Wednesday at Free State High School, explaining his role at the school during a late-morning class. The city of Lawrence, which funds the student resource officers and crossing guards in the Lawrence school district, wants the district to pay for part of those costs beginning next school year. Commission: School district should help fund resource officers, crossing guards
September 6, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It will be a lesson in sharing. City commissioners and Lawrence school board members soon will get an opportunity to discuss how they can share and share alike when it comes to funding crossing guards and police officers who are stationed at Lawrence public schools.
11:46 a.m.
Thomas E. Murray, center, is cuffed by court security officers Ken Fangohr, left, and Dale Flory at the end of Murray's sentencing at the Douglas County District Court. Murray, a former English professor at Kansas State University, is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murder of his ex-wife, Carmin D. Ross. Kansas Supreme Court hears Murray appeal
September 6, 2007
A former Kansas State University English professor convicted of killing his ex-wife in rural Douglas County was denied a fair trial because of inappropriate statements made by prosecutors, a defense attorney argued Thursday before the Kansas Supreme Court.
4:00 p.m.
Frank Norman, of Norman Ecological Consulting, looks over one of the few parcels of remaining tallgrass prairie in the area, west of Lawrence. "The state of our prairies is dwindling and with that goes history," he says. Prairie jewels
September 6, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Some people don’t appreciate the glorious rolling hills of the Kansas landscape. They take the scenery for granted - a blip on the radar from the Rockies to the Ozarks. But for others, the area is one of Mother Nature’s greatest feasts for the eyes, rivaling the towering Tetons or the crashing force of Niagara Falls.
10:00 p.m.
Craig Nowatzke, right, owner of "SunDog," an outdoor food cart, makes change for Jon Klassen in downtown Lawrence in this Journal-World file photo.  Tonight city commissioners are considering four options for a new sales tax proposal. City budget woes persist
September 6, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It’s the pain that won’t go away. City Hall leaders once again are spending some time worrying about lagging sales tax numbers, acknowledging that more spending cuts may be needed in the fourth quarter to get the 2007 budget into shape.

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Lawrence Datebook
September 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Our Town Sports
September 6, 2007 in print edition on B5
Rec and Club sports around Lawrence
September 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
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