Archive for Friday, April 29, 2011

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Only in Lawrence

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Only In Lawrence, a ...

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Women attend early-morning royal wedding watch party The day in photos, April 29, 2011 Only in Lawrence: History honorees Clinton Lake construction Only in Lawrence: Community honorees Only in Lawrence: Arts honorees Only in Lawrence 2011 community panel members Only in Lawrence: Sports honorees Only in Lawrence: About Town honorees What used to be there Only in Lawrence: Learning honorees Lied Center technical crew ensures shows run smoothly Jane Pennington designs theatre costumes out of her basement Linda Reimond, preschool director at Lawrence Arts Center
Polls
Have you ever challenged your property tax assessment?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
53%
No
 
46%
Total 441
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Staff photographer Richard Gwin was first introduced to morel mushrooms in the 1970s, and now he's become an avid mushroom hunter. Morel mushrooms plentiful after wet winter in northeast Kansas
April 26, 2011 in print edition on 3A
It’s spring, and that can mean just one thing: morel mushrooms. This year’s harvest will be bountiful because of the large amount of moisture last winter.
12:00 a.m.
Liliana and Ella Keathley-Helms decorate cupcakes similar to ones they'll later sell for charity. The twins are holding an online bake sale for Mother's Day to raise money for children in Uganda. 10-year-old twins selling Mother’s Day cupcakes online for charity
April 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Ella and Liliana Keathley-Helms are grateful to live in a nice house with a great family and wonderful mother. So this Mother’s Day, they’re trying to help children — children they’ve never met, halfway around the world.
6:00 a.m.
Douglas County commissioners Nancy Thellman, Jim Flory and Mike Gaughan discuss adding domestic partner benefits to the county's health insurance coverage during their meeting Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Domestic partner benefits plan gets early support from Douglas County Commission
April 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Joseph Jarvis decided what job he would accept after he graduated from Kansas University’s School of Law largely based on the company’s health care and anti-discrimination policies. Despite being a sixth-generation Kansan, Jarvis decided he will head to a Missouri-based firm for its inclusion of domestic partners in its insurance policy and anti-discrimination policy. Jarvis will be able to put his same-sex partner on his health insurance.
2:19 p.m.
Pat Hubbell, pharmacist and owner of Sigler Pharmacy, fills out a prescription order Sept. 21, 2010, near a large jar of discarded medicine. The collection amounted to about six months of unused medications dropped off at Sigler Pharmacy, 4951 W. 18th St. City, county officials organizing drop-off service for unused, unwanted medication Saturday
April 29, 2011 in print edition on 5A
Area public safety and environmental leaders say there are several reasons why Douglas County residents should drop off unwanted or old medication Saturday as part of the second National Medication Take-Back Day.

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Everyday heroes
Today’s “Only in Lawrence” edition honors some of the many people who contribute to our community every day.
April 29, 2011 in print edition on A6
You might not know Bertha Bermudez, Gloria Ramos, Irene Langford, Loretta Chavez or Rachel Lemus, but if you’ve ever been to the St. John’s Mexican Fiesta, you likely have tasted their cooking.