Archive for Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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6:00 a.m.
Natural Grocers is planning to build a 14,000-square-foot store at 23rd Street and Naismith Drive, where this Burger King is located. Natural Grocers to open in Lawrence on 23rd Street and Naismith Drive
May 10, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Call it healthy competition. Colorado-based Natural Grocers has filed plans to enter the city’s grocery market with a full-line store at 23rd Street and Naismith Drive on a site now occupied by Burger King.
10:00 a.m.
Former Kansas University athletic department's head of fundraising, Ben Kirtland, arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Wichita, Kan., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Former associate athletics director Ben Kirtland seeks 57 months in prison
May 9, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Ben Kirtland wants to be sentenced to 57 months in prison, asks to be held responsible for paying $1.2 million in restitution to his former employer, and supports being ordered to pay another $85,090 to the IRS for unpaid taxes on ill-gotten gains from a ticket-stealing-and-selling conspiracy conducted from within Kansas Athletics Inc.
2:00 p.m.
This architectural rendering from Treanor Architects shows plans for an arched entryway at Lawrence High School's stadium. This view looks at the stadium from the southeast. The project is being financed through donations generated through LHS Building on Traditions. Donors’ ‘statement’ at Lawrence High School stadium to be ready for fall
May 10, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The Chesty Lions of Lawrence High School — supporters, students and members of both the marching band and players themselves — once again will be walking under an arch on their way to Friday night football games.
6:00 p.m.
A family of foxes looks out from a pile of stones in downtown Lecompton, where the foxes have taken up residency. The foxes were first seen there around Easter. Family of foxes takes up home near Lecompton Historical Society
May 9, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A new family of seven has taken up residence near the Lecompton Historical Society. Their home is made of stone, which provides comfortable shelter. Most evenings, the children come out to play.

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Income concern
Lawrence can’t use its high student population as an excuse for sluggish growth in its per capita income.
May 10, 2011 in print edition on A8
The per capita income figures released by the federal government recently probably weren’t a big surprise to Lawrence officials, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be cause for continuing concern.