Archive for Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Chuck Benedict, 85, stacks loaves of donated bread along a table at the Douglas County Senior Center on Wednesday, July 13. Benedict says he’s been delivering the bread for about four years, picking up donations from the Clinton Parkway Hy-Vee store and from Checkers to distribute to local seniors. Man delivers daily bread to Douglas County Senior Services
July 18, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Chuck Benedict was sitting in church one Sunday morning four years ago when the pastor was preaching about Jesus and Simon Peter.
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services announced Friday that it will be closing the Lawrence SRS service center, 1901 Del. Local agencies say people will lose services, costs shifted if SRS office is closed by Brownback
12:21 p.m., July 19, 2011 Updated 4:58 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Commission Chairman Jim Flory said getting this information would help in presenting a case to the state to reverse the closure decision.
10:00 a.m.
Damian Scott, 19, panhandles for change from the downtown lunch crowd Nov. 6, 2008, on Massachusetts Street near the Ninth Street intersection. Lawrence City Commission sold on trying donation meter plan
July 19, 2011 in print edition on 1A
When it comes to “donation meters,” sign Lawrence city commissioners up.
2:00 p.m.
After Ray Bloxsom's limo was in an accident, he couldn't believe the price tag for the towing service: $675 total, including $275 for towing, $150 for labor, $125 for mileage and $125 for cleanup. "I was robbed," said Bloxsom, an 18-year city resident. "This is just not acceptable in Lawrence." Bloxsom paid the fine, and the limo is now parked at a repair shop. Unlike Kansas, California and Florida have laws allowing municipalities to set price guidelines for tow companies
July 19, 2011 in print edition on 2A
Douglas County officials looked at options several years ago to regulate prices, but couldn’t come up with anything that wouldn’t violate the federal law. But county officials says he would be receptive to options that would set standard prices.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Resident Abby McNaught uses the Holcom Park Recreation Center five times a week because it’s close to her home and has everything she needs for her workouts. Holcom is at 2700 W. 27th St., and the city has no recreation center west of it. However, plans are in the works for a possible new center near Sixth Street and Kansas Highway 10. Concerns raised city budget cut may hurt West Lawrence rec center proposal
July 19, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Fans of a proposed West Lawrence recreation center were urged Tuesday to start making some noise at City Hall in hopes of keeping the idea alive during tight budget times.

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Groundbreaking facility
KU’s new Center for Design and Research will have a significant impact on the university’s education and research mission.
July 20, 2011 in print edition on A7
new chapter of education and research at Kansas University was opened this past Saturday with the ribbon-cutting of the new KU Center for Design and Research.