Archive for Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
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. Statehouse Live: SRS salaries come under question as agency plans to close offices; Lawrence workers can’t go to Topeka
11:13 a.m., July 25, 2011 Updated 6:05 p.m. in print edition on 1A
House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, criticized top-level SRS salaries and the creation of new high-dollar positions at the agency at a time when offices were being closed that serve thousands of vulnerable Kansans.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence police chief Ron Olin, center, smiles as he is greeted by friends and co-workers, including retired Lawrence Police Capt. Dan Affalter, left, during Olin’s retirement party August 26, 2010, at Maceli’s. Former Lawrence police Chief Ron Olin to leave $115,000 job at Kansas Athletics
2:27 p.m., July 25, 2011 Updated 3:55 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Former Lawrence police chief Ron Olin has resigned his position as Kansas Athletics Inc. director of security and internal controls effective at the end of this month, according to an athletics department news release.
3:10 p.m.
Leaders at the Lawrence Community Shelter are once again looking at a vacant warehouse building at 3701 E. 25th St. A deal by the county to purchase the property adjacent to the warehouse has reopened the possibility for the shelter to relocate there. Douglas County commissioners considering land purchase for consolidated public works operation — opening door to homeless shelter relocation
2:52 p.m., July 26, 2011 Updated 4:47 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Douglas County leaders plan to acquire land that will house a consolidated Public Works complex and also allow the downtown homeless shelter to relocate.
6:00 p.m.
A new Kansas University Public Safety Dodge Charger idles in the Parking Lot of Oliver Hall. The department will receive three more identical cars. KU Public Safety upgrades to 2011 Dodge Chargers
July 25, 2011 in print edition on 5A
Kansas University Public Safety just got a new ride: a 2011 Dodge Charger with a student-designed logo.
6:00 p.m.
Richard Gwin/ Journal-World Photo.Looking northwest from 6th and Congressional a empty lot sits where a proposed Lowe's is trying to build. Lowe’s brings City Hall new plans for store in Lawrence
July 26, 2011
After having one plan rejected in October, Lowe’s has filed a new set of plans to build a northwest Lawrence store, this one on vacant property just west of Walmart at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.

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July 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
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NCI schedule
July 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
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