Archive for Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Seat backs await fans at Allen Fieldhouse before the Kansas Jayhawks' home opener against the Longwood Lancers Nov. 12, 2010. Kansas Athletics collects insurance on theft claim in ticket scandal
May 10, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas Athletics Inc. has recovered nearly $340,000 in losses from a tickets scandal that cost the department at least $2 million.
10:00 a.m.
KT Walsh of the Percolator art collective in Lawrence on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 displays her "John Brown" puppet during rally protesting elimination of the Kansas Arts Commission. Brownback administration lays off Kansas Arts Commission employees
7:44 p.m., May 10, 2011 Updated 9:42 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Earlier in the legislative session, Brownback proposed abolishing the commission, but the Legislature rejected the move.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Jason Anderson heads back to his golf cart after finishing the first hole at Eagle Bend Golf Course Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Cart fees at Eagle Bend are one of the top ten revenue-generating fees imposed by the city, according to a report released by city auditor Michael Eglinski. Lawrence city commissioners consider review of fees
May 11, 2011 in print edition on 1A
When it comes to city fees, they can range from the common ones like swimming pool and golf course fees to more obscure charges for horse drawn vehicles and ice cream trucks.
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Lawrence merchants are hatching a plan to help rid Massachusetts Street of panhandlers. A new program will hand out educational resources listing social service agencies to downtown visitors, designed to discourage them from giving out money. Downtown Lawrence retailers split on extending hours
May 11, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The director of Downtown Lawrence Inc. said when it comes to downtown stores there is a clear perception among shoppers — later would be greater.

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