Archive for Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Sharon's Billtown Cafe used to be a favorite diner just east of Williamstown. It closed down June 30, 2006. Sharon Dodds operated the cafe for 18 years, and the locals raved about her homemade biscuits and gravy, pies and chicken and noodles. There had been a diner at that site since the 1940s. Introducing the Dear Lawrence community photo project: We need your help!
July 13, 2011
A few weeks back I was scrolling through Facebook and came across a link to the Dear Photograph project which was shared by several of my friends. If you haven’t seen it yet, go to It’s worth a long look. What it involves is people bringing old photographs to the exact locations where they were initially shot however many years ago. Then, quite literally, they are shooting pictures of the old pictures in the same locations as they exist today.
6:00 a.m.
The police department's new patrol car insignia, front, replaces the former phoenix logo with a badge and includes more space for the word "police." The new insignia will be on the eight patrol cars added to the police's fleet this year. During Tuesday night Lawrence City Commission budget talks, Bob Schumm to propose funding fewer new police officers
August 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The dickering is not done yet. Lawrence city commissioners are set to finalize their 2012 budget on Tuesday. But commissioners are indicating there will be a last-minute proposal to cut back on a planned expansion of the city’s police force, in an effort to limit a property tax increase.
10:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services announced Friday that it will be closing the Lawrence SRS service center, 1901 Del. Gov. Brownback cancels meeting with Rep. Paul Davis to discuss Lawrence SRS office
August 1, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Gov. Sam Brownback has canceled a meeting scheduled with House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, to discuss the planned closure of the Lawrence office of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.

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