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Archive for Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Still no ruling in LHS athletic fields lawsuit

A judge hasn't yet ruled on whether work can continue on new sports facilities at Lawrence High.

November 19, 2008

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A Douglas County judge hasn’t yet decided whether major expansion plans for a new football field and other athletics facilities at Lawrence High School can proceed while a lawsuit in opposition to the project makes its way through court.

District Judge Michael Malone said Friday that he hoped to make a ruling on a temporary injunction for the project early this week. Malone’s court assistant said the judge hasn’t had time to issue the ruling because he’s presiding over a murder trial.

Malone issued a temporary restraining order for the project earlier this month. He’ll now decide whether the restrictions will be kept in place, lifted or altered during litigation.

A lawsuit has been filed by the Centennial Neighborhood Association and several neighbors trying keep Lawrence Public Schools from moving forward with the project at LHS, 1901 La.

Comments

mightyquin 6 years, 1 month ago

That's right, keep delaying the inevitable so that LHS doesn't have a track or a practice field for the football team. Why didn't the neighborhood file before they tore everything up? I was against building two separate facilities as apposed to building one district stadium that both schools and the eventual third high school could use rather than spend money duplicating and triplicating facilities. But now that it is done, the neighborhood should just get over themselves or move the heck away.

redfred 6 years, 1 month ago

He could do like the rest of us when our work isn't done. Work overtime. What a novel idea.

Shelley Bock 6 years, 1 month ago

redfred, you're full of it!I personally know that the Judge has been in the office until 10 PM each night this week. He's working overtime and more. It never has been a "novel' idea for that judge.You're barking up the wrong tree!

Shelley Bock 6 years, 1 month ago

While there are many who see this as a "football" only issue, It isn't.This plan calls for the construction of safe and competitive baseball, softball and soccer fields on campus. It will be tragic if opposition to football torpedoes the construction of decent facilities for other sports.

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