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12:00 a.m.
The Big Bang: Vinland’s First Family of Fireworks and their epic Fourth of July bash
July 2, 2009 in print edition on 1C
The sleepy little town of Vinland, 10 miles south of Lawrence, is about to wake up.
6:00 a.m.
Nine-year-old Parker Mesker curves around the sidewalk to cross Harvard Road on Wednesday in west Lawrence. City officials are exploring the possibility of adding additional fees to residents’ utility bills to help cover the cost of sidewalk maintenance. Lawrence residents could face new fees
July 3, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence City Manager David Corliss’ recommended 2010 budget — released on Thursday — holds the line on property taxes, but doesn’t leave many other stones unturned in its search to generate revenue.
10:00 a.m.
The former Farmland Industries site on the east edge of Lawrence has been vacant for several years. The city must decide whether to pursue ownership of the property or turn it over to private development interests. Retail uses in play for Farmland location
July 3, 2009 in print edition on 3A
An Overland Park investment group that at least partially controls the future of the former Farmland Industries site gave more details Thursday about what it hopes to do with the land.
2:00 p.m.
Ryan Pope, left, and Ed Rose of Black Lodge Recording in Eudora are trying to sell the facility, due in part to shifts within the music industry. Black market: Area’s premier recording studio deals with collapse of music industry
July 3, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Some of the bands that have recorded at Black Lodge Recording in Eudora have claimed it was haunted.
6:00 p.m.
KU pitcher T.J. Walz delivers a pitch against Oklahoma State on April 11. International stage
July 3, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Last week, Kansas University pitcher T.J. Walz was in his hometown of Omaha, Neb., taking in a College World Series game at Rosenblatt Stadium when Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price called Walz’s cell phone with a surprising proposition.

All stories

Palin to resign as Alaska governor
July 3, 2009 in print edition on A1
Sarah Palin announced she will resign as the governor of Alaska.
Better Buehrle stifles K.C.
Pitcher continues mastery of Royals, 4-1
July 3, 2009 in print edition on B5
Mark Buehrle and the White Sox beat the Royals, 4-1.
Knowledge is power
An intelligence education plan that has caught President Obama’s eye had its start right here in Lawrence.
July 3, 2009 in print edition on A8
A recent news story in the Washington Post told of President Obama’s desire to improve this nation’s intelligence-gathering capabilities.