Archive for Sunday, July 20, 2008

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Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
Amazing Grace Baptist Camp

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
From left, Roger Evers, Sandy Vigna and Richard Vigna, all of Lawrence, check out the auction table Friday during a fundraiser for Addi's Cure at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd St. Addi's Cure is a nonprofit fundraising organization founded by Lawrence native Christi Johnson and her husband Bo Johnson to benefit lung cancer research. The Johnsons started the nonprofit after Bo Johnson, a nonsmoker, received a diagnosis of lung cancer. Fundraiser assists lung cancer patient
July 19, 2008 in print edition on 3B
As a North Carolina man recovers from his second double-lung transplant this week, his extended family in Lawrence helped support him and others fighting the same battle Friday night.
6:00 a.m.
Andrea Partee, center, of Lawrence, reacts to being awarded the Honorable Jean F. Shepherd Volunteer of the Year Award on Saturday during the Douglas County CASA and Citizen Review Board benefit at Cielito Lindo, 815 N.H. On the left is Joanne Hurst, of Lawrence. Douglas County CASA has served nearly 700 abused and neglected children since the service's beginning in 1991. Volunteers who aid abused children lauded
July 20, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Judge Jean Shepherd will take every opportunity she gets to recruit volunteers to work with abused and neglected children in Douglas County - even on a quick car trip.
10:00 a.m.
Chris Earl, agent for Stephens Real Estate, is representing the owner of a home that has been foreclosed on, and now is going through a waiting period in which the owner can buy it back by satisfying the debt, plus fees and interest. In default
July 20, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The phone will stop ringing soon in an east Lawrence home. For the past few months, it has rung four, maybe five times a day. It’s collectors who are calling, always with the same question: When will the homeowner catch up on missed mortgage payments? Her answer is always the same. She doesn’t have thousands of dollars to make good on the loan. But in recent weeks, something has changed.
2:00 p.m.
There seems to be one near certainty when it comes to property taxes this year: If you live in Lawrence, your mill levy is going up. Facing finances tighter than they've seen in years, Douglas County commissioners have tentatively agreed on a 2.92 mill levy increase. Mill levy numbers don’t tell whole story
July 20, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Pity poor Coffeyville. The southeastern Kansas community has the highest combined mill levy of any city above 10,000 people in the state. Its total mill levy - city, county, school district, et al - is 179 mills. It makes Lawrence’s combined mill levy of 115 mills look like a tax utopia. Right? Not exactly.
6:00 p.m.
Free State Fly Fishers member Tom Hay, Lawrence, and other members hoist pipe-bucket-trees Saturday from a pontoon boat into Douglas County State Lake. The state's wildlife and parks department and the club dropped about 70 buckets to help rebuild the lake's ecosystem. Club turns trash into fish habitat
July 19, 2008 in print edition on 1B
With PVC pipes and buckets as their building blocks, members of Free State Fly Fishers are helping to build a thriving underwater city at Douglas County State Lake.

All stories

My desire
July 20, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: My desire by Karl Dean Soukup.
July 20, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week’s top-selling literature.
Sticks and stones
Kansas University is overstepping in its efforts to clean up the products of a local T-shirt shop.
July 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
It’s understandable that Kansas University wants to try to put itself in the best possible light, but those efforts shouldn’t be allowed to conflict with the constitutional right of free expression.