Archive for Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Jennie Washburn helped start the local philanthropic organization 100 Good Women with several other Lawrence women in 1994. The group now boasts around 500 members who perform a wide variety of community service projects around the area. Philanthropy-minded group 100 Good Women grows beyond its name
June 10, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Jennie Washburn, board member for the local charitable group 100 Good Women, admits that the organization’s name is a little deceiving. In fact, membership is nearing 500 women.
6:00 a.m.
Patty Lichlyter is one of 19 full-time dispatchers at the Douglas County Emergency Communications Center, 111 E. 11th. Dispatchers are responsible for taking and responding to an average of 900 to 1,100 emergency calls each day for emergencies big and small, from fires and vehicle accidents to barking dogs. Douglas County emergency dispatchers juggle hundreds of calls every day
June 11, 2011 in print edition on 1A
If you’ve called 911 anytime in the past 13 years, there’s a good chance you’ve spoken with Marjorie Hedden. She’s often one of the people on the receiving end.
10:00 a.m.
This house on Vermont Street has seen property taxes rise dramatically during the past several years. County commissioners Thursday said they were considering a property tax increase of as much as 16.6 percent. Analysis shows Lawrence has high local tax burden
June 11, 2011 in print edition on 1A
For a moment, consider yourself Joe or Jane Average. You live in an average-priced home and you receive an average wage. So, what major Kansas city should you live in if you want to pay the least amount of local taxes?
2:00 p.m.
Members of the district administration team, left, and the union team, right, held negotiations at Lawrence school district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive, Wednesday May 4, 2011. School boundary issues draw attention
June 11, 2011 in print edition on 3A
When it comes to the long-standing boundary separating Free State and Lawrence high schools, members of the Lawrence school board intend to start asking questions that someday could lead to answers.
6:00 p.m.
Caryl Hale, right, has a garden that provides plenty of fresh vegetables for her children including Miles, 2, and Allyson, 3. The Hale family garden is on this year's Lawrence Food Garden Tour. Garden tour offers food for thought
June 11, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence gardeners showcased their crops to the public for the third edition of the Lawrence Food Garden Tour on Saturday.

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Emails show Palin as engaged, driven
June 12, 2011 in print edition on A10
There are no bombshells, no “gotcha” moments.