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Darrell Arthur 2007-08 Lawrence resident sworn in as Attorney General Friends & Neighbors, February 2008 Anderson Family Football Complex
Citing the city's economic woes, Lawrence City Manager David Corliss turned down the raise in salary city commissioners were offering as part of his annual evaluation. Do you support his decision?

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6:00 a.m.
In a sign of the city's fiscal woes, City Manager David Corliss turned down a raise in his salary as part of his annual evaluation in October 2006. Corliss is pictured in his office at that time. The current fiscal status isn't any better. Corliss turns down raise
January 31, 2008 in print edition on 1A
In a sign of the city’s fiscal woes, City Manager David Corliss turned down a raise in his salary as part of his annual evaluation. Mayor Sue Hack said commissioners agreed to give Corliss a raise on Thursday, but the second-year city manager declined to accept it.
9:00 a.m.
Kennedy School student Truman LeFlore, 10, cleans his hands Wednesday before lunch, using a hand sanitizer from a wall dispenser. Lawrence schools have installed the dispensers as a way to combat the spread of germs and promote personal hygiene. Schools hope to have bigger hand in hygiene
February 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
When their hands feel icky, Lawrence students don’t have to make a trip to a sink any more - at least not every time. Most schools have installed dispensers of alcohol-based hand gel in an effort to curb the spread of germs.
10:34 a.m.
Police search a stolen vehicle that caused a multi-vehicle accident on Massachusetts Street Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. Police apprehended a man suspected of multiple carjackings on Tenth Street between New Hampshire and Massachusetts streets shortly after 9 p.m. Armed suspect caught after downtown chase
February 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
An armed Kansas City, Kan., man who left a trail of wreckage in Lawrence Thursday following an hourlong police chase, was tased and taken into custody. The man had a semi-automatic pistol, Lawrence Police Sgt. Damon Thomas said.
1:00 p.m.
Lawrence High senior Danielle Bird has emerged as one of the top players in the Sunflower League this season. Bird has been more aggressive on offense than in past seasons and has established herself as a team leader. Danielle Bird’s flock
February 1, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Thirteen games into her senior season, Lawrence High guard Danielle Bird has seen basketball as she knows it turned upside down. From the time she was 8 years old, Bird always was one of the youngest players on her team, sometimes playing with girls two and three years older than her because of her advanced abilities. Now, as one of two seniors on the team, she’s one of the oldest.
4:00 p.m.
New Franklin Panthers members Grant Fitch, top, and Jason Jones position themselves in front of a wall of guitars at Mass. Street Music, 1347 Mass., where the musicians work and originally met. Today the duo is releasing its debut CD, "Hot Dogs Are Cool: In III Movements." Panther tracks
February 1, 2008 in print edition on 1C
A decade ago, guitarist Grant Fitch was standing on stage before 80,000 fervent fans at England’s Reading Festival. As a founding member of Lawrence’s Paw, Fitch’s band was billed alongside Neil Young, Bjrk and Foo Fighters - just one of many highlights for the post-Nirvana act signed to A&M Records.
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Barbara Trouslot stands beside her Toyota Highlander Friday after the vehicle was carjacked from her and wrecked Thursday night. After being threatened by a carjacker, Trouslot tossed her keys outside before exiting the vehicle at the Dairy Queen at 1835 Mass., where she had stopped for ice cream. Edward James Wise, a Kansas City, Kan., transient, is suspected in the crime and was arrested downtown Thursday night after being tased. Carjacking victim feels ‘lucky’ to have survived
February 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It was supposed to be a quick stop at Dairy Queen to treat her sweet tooth. But the 67-year-old longtime Lawrence resident received more than the small vanilla cone she paid for Thursday night in the drive-through of the restaurant at 1835 Mass. She received a terrible scare when her life was threatened. A man stole Barbara Trouslot’s car at gunpoint and crashed it in downtown Lawrence before officers arrested him.

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