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Friends and Neighbors, April 2008 Roy Williams
Lawrence city staff is recommending proceeding with a $1.1 million remodel of the Carnegie Library. Do you support the decision?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure.
Total 350

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6:00 a.m.
Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy, who was on a leave of absence to run former Sen. Fred Thompson's campaign for president, is back at work at the institute. Lacy will share stories from the campaign trail during "An Evening with Bill Lacy" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at the institute on Kansas University's West Campus. Dole Institute director proud of campaign accomplishments
March 31, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Bill Lacy set his alarm for 7 a.m. Monday, the first time in seven weeks it had even been used at all. It was his first day back on the job at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics, and it wouldn’t be good to be late.
8:00 a.m.
Roy Williams Taking two sides
April 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Randy Towner plans to hunker down at the newly remodeled 19th Hole lounge at Alvamar, unable to decide whom to cheer for. Mike Davis intends to duck into the Alamodome sporting an orange outfit, seeking refuge in a seating section neither dominated by crimson and blue nor awash in Tar Heel blue.
12:00 p.m.
The former Carnegie Library building, shown in this file photo, has been vacant since the Lawrence Arts Center moved to a new location in 2002. The Convention and Visitors Bureau set up offices in the vacated building at 9th and Vermont streets in 2007. City to hear $1.1M library expansion plan
April 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It’s a city budget versus a historic building. City commissioners tonight will be asked to approve a $1.1 million project to expand the Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets, despite a city budget that is expected to be tight in 2009.
2:00 p.m.
Kaley Dawson votes April 1 at the First Southern Baptist Church, 4300 W. Sixth St. Early voter turnout has been dismal for the school district's local option budget. Early voter turnout dismal
April 1, 2008
Polls are open until 7 tonight as the Lawrence school district seeks permission from voters to increase the district’s local option budget, and early activity suggests a relatively low voter turnout.
6:00 p.m.
KU coach Bill Self talks with an official. The fifth-year KU coach left a nice situation in Illinois in 2003. A new chapter
April 1, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Maybe someday, say 10 years hence, the idea of a Roy Williams-led team playing against the university that gave him his first head-coaching gig might be old news.
10:00 p.m.
Voter turnout for Tuesday's local option budget election was less than expected.  Kaley Dawson voted at the First Southern Baptist Church at 4300 W. 6th Street. Tax vote too close to call
April 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence school officials were keeping their fingers crossed Tuesday night that the unofficial local-option budget election results would hold up.

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Farmers to plant more soybeans
Kansas producers expected to boost acreage by 23 percent
April 1, 2008 in print edition on A5
Ottawa County farmer John Tibbits spent his Monday morning scouring the government’s newly released spring plantings intention report.