Archive for Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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6:00 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Lawrence Mayor Aron Cromwell says property tax mill levy increase will be difficult to avoid
June 21, 2011 in print edition on 1A
There’s at least one City Hall leader betting on a property tax increase for 2012. Lawrence Mayor Aron Cromwell said Monday that he hasn’t yet seen a proposal that would allow the city to responsibly avoid an increase in its property tax mill levy.
10:00 a.m.
First graders Reagan Haskell, left, and Olivia Wood play on the monkey bars during recess on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Pinckney School. Some Pinckney supporters are interested in being a part of the district's ongoing consolidation talks, which could lead to a bond issue that would address the district's elementary needs. Lawrence elementary school consolidation group to begin work Thursday
June 20, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Members of a new community group will be getting a clear sense of direction this week as they start work on recommendations for how to shrink the roster of elementary schools in the Lawrence school district.
2:00 p.m.
Luke Ulrich, who lives south of Lawrence, kneels in one of his wheat fields Monday to survey the crop. The wheat is ready to be harvested, but farmers may have a difficult time getting their combines into the rain-soaked fields. Douglas County wheat crop looks lush, but harvesting in wet fields may change outlook
3:50 p.m., June 20, 2011 Updated 3:59 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The wheat’s climbing up to their belt buckles, the thick patches of golden brown promising solid yields amid a season of relatively high prices. Now, if only farmers could get their combines in the fields.
6:00 p.m.
Bo Stephenson, left, and Patrick Chow-Yuen are two of the three chefs competing in Teller's chef competition July 4. City approves Iron Chef-style competition for Fourth of July celebration
June 20, 2011
Get ready for some fireworks in your mouth. City officials gave the green light Monday for an Iron Chef-style competition and party to be hosted by downtown restaurant Teller’s at this year’s Fourth of July celebration in Watson Park.

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Water issues
June 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
Thank you to Jennifer Smith, Douglas County Horticulture Extension Agent, for highlighting stormwater runoff and groundwater recharge issues (Home & Garden, June 12).