Archive for Monday, July 25, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Concerned residents, including state Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, right, huddle together in a breakout group discussion during a public meeting on Saturday regarding the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitative Service’s closure of the Lawrence office. Local leaders and residents expressed their concerns and discussed their ideas for how assistance could be provided and needs could be met in the future. Forum explores responses to loss of city’s SRS office
July 23, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence residents and community leaders gathered Saturday to voice their opinions about the upcoming closure of the Lawrence SRS office.
6:00 a.m.
Rendering of Lawrence Public Library entry on the south side. This view shows the southeast corner looking to the northwest. Library leaders unveil new design for $19 million expansion
July 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Library leaders unveiled a design for an expansion at the library at Seventh and Vermont streets that includes a dramatic new look for the 40-year old building, plus incorporates a public plaza area.
10:00 a.m.
Former KU professor Earl Schweppe,  shows off an early piece of computer equipment — a tube that stored information. Schweppe has part of his 50-year collection of computer parts on display at the Lawrence Public Library. Retired KU professor says antique computer collection stems from parts finding him
July 25, 2011
When Earl Schweppe was asked if he wanted to salvage a few pieces from an Illiac II super computer from the 1960s, he had no clue his decision would turn him into an antique computer magnet.
6:00 p.m.
Many families over the years have taken photos of KU graduates on campus during commencement weekend, including this family, who chose Strong Hall as the backdrop for their photo. 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.

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Wichita to host birthday celebration for state
July 25, 2011 in print edition on A3
It looks like Kansas will have a 150th birthday party after all.
Godly nation
July 25, 2011 in print edition on A8
America was founded as a democracy under God!
Rural efforts
Officials in some rural Kansas counties are leery of new state programs intended to stop the rural population drain.
July 25, 2011 in print edition on A8
A couple of initiatives championed by Gov. Sam Brownback are getting mixed reviews in the rural counties they were intended to benefit.