Archive for Saturday, December 3, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
This 2007 file photo shows an empty display case for shopper information and advertising at the I-70 Business Center. Lawrence’s Student Financial Aid Services Inc. confirmed this week that it is moving into I-70 Business Center in North Lawrence and could be adding as many as 105 new jobs in the near term. Call center expanding into former outlet mall
December 2, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence’s national standing as the place to call to get answers about student financial aid is getting a boost with a major expansion of a private call center.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence police say Elliot R. Werner, 25, Lawrence, is responsible for the July 14 and November 30 robberies of the Central National Bank branch on West Ninth Street, as well as two failed attempts on the bank. Suspect in Central National Bank robbery linked to earlier robbery
1:49 p.m., December 2, 2011 Updated 5:22 p.m.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said Friday that the man suspected of robbing Central National Bank on Wednesday had targeted the financial institution since last summer.
10:00 a.m.
City commissioners are considering a proposed hotel at Ninth and New Hampshire streets. This is a rendering of the project, viewed from the northwest. City commissioners to act on proposed hotel/apartment development at 9th and New Hampshire
December 2, 2011 in print edition on 1A
It will be a tall order for Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday night.
2:00 p.m.
Traffic flows on all six lanes on a portion of Interstate 70 just west of the Lecompton Interchange in this September file photo. A recent federal survey says that chances are high that illegal drugs smuggled into the United States from Mexico will travel through Kansas via I-70. Drug traffickers using Kansas highways to move their products
December 2, 2011 in print edition on 1A
There’s a good chance illegal drugs smuggled into the United States from Mexico will travel through Kansas, and maybe Lawrence, on their way to the East Coast, according to a recently released federal report.
7:30 p.m.
Danny Davis, a carpenter with Kissick Construction, makes the slow climb from the bottom of the construction site for the Bowersock Mills & Power Co.’s hydroelectric plant on the north side of the Kansas River. The base of the site is 43 feet below the normal river level. On Friday, a group of city officials met with Sarah Hill-Nelson, co-owner of Bowersock, and representatives of Kissick Construction to tour the site and to learn about progress being made toward completion of the plant. Hitting rock bottom: Bowersock shows off construction site for new power plant
December 2, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Don’t tell Sarah Hill-Nelson that hitting rock bottom is a bad thing.

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