Archive for Monday, February 28, 2011

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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
An aerial view of the Kansas University campus. Private funding of buildings on Kansas college campuses debated
February 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Plagued by historic decreases in revenue, the Kansas Legislature has stopped appropriating state tax dollars to build facilities on the campuses of state universities.
6:00 a.m.
Many of the products offered through the website Groupon are exempt from paying sales tax, which has some lawmakers concerned. Kansas Department of Revenue monitoring sales tax collections by retailers using Groupon
February 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
It’s not just thrifty social media lovers who have been keeping a sharp eye on the Lawrence deals popping up on Groupon or LivingSocial.
10:00 a.m.
Bill Roth, pictured Friday, is one of nine people campaigning for Lawrence school board. Part of Roth’s vision for Lawrence schools calls for an emphasis on science education and environmental awareness. Lawrence school board candidate Bill Roth envisions emphasis on science education, environmental awareness
February 27, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Bill Roth and his wife bought a motorhome and traveled the country for a year, searching — from California to Key West, Fla. — for a place with a comfortable lifestyle, educated populace and, perhaps most importantly, solid schools for their two young children.
2:00 p.m.
Tom Watgen is the voicing supervisor for the Reuter Organ Company. The voicing department is where Reuter workers “make the pipes sing,” giving each a unique sound. Thousands of pipes are handmade for each organ. Reuter Organ Co. blends old, new technologies for its church service
February 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The Reuter Organ Co. has been pulling out all the stops to combine old and new and to stay relevant in a world where many churches are going toward less traditional music and some are closing down because of the economy.
6:00 p.m.
Robin John Var Ghese stocks ethnic foods at the convenience store supermarket on 23rd Street. The site has recently begun specializing in selling Indian foods that are difficult to find in other stores. East meets Midwest: Lawrence convenience store evolves into Indian grocer
February 28, 2011
The front of the store looks like any other gas station. Pumps outside, pop in the refrigerator section, chips and candy for purchase, every kind of cigarette under the sun.

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Unique event
Bringing some Kansas Relays events to downtown Lawrence is a nice example of town-gown cooperation.
February 28, 2011 in print edition on A6
A recent event approved by the Lawrence City Commission may prove to be a unique shot in the arm to a Lawrence tradition that deserves a higher profile.
Pump patrol
February 28, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.22 at several stations.