Archive for Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Group urges city to make headway on rec center
October 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence city commissioners are moving closer to a $15 million decision on a new recreation center, thanks in part to a friendly press applied by Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self.
6:00 a.m.
Kris Kobach claims victory in the Republican primary for Kansas Secretary of State in Topeka in this file photo. Kobach said he wants to see an end to birthright citizenship. Statehouse Live: Kobach campaign given maximum fine of $5,000 for mistakes in reporting campaign funds
3:41 p.m., October 26, 2011 Updated 8:27 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Ethics Commission Chair Sabrina Standifer said she was “disappointed” in the way the ethics complaint had been represented by Kobach. “This is in no way, shape or form self-reporting,” she said.
10:00 a.m.
Justin Zimmerman, left, and Ross Smith, right, use a specially designed loading lift to rapidly transfer the contents of two large garbage cans into city trash truck in northwest Lawrence. City commissioners on Tuesday agreed to spend $885,490 to order enough trash carts to outfit every single-family home in the city with a plastic cart. Solid Waste Task Force calls for required trash carts
October 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The city’s Solid Waste Task Force made its strongest statement yet that it believes residents should be required to use city-issued trash carts instead of trash cans or bags.
2:00 p.m.
A collection of old magazines recently made the Lawrence Public
Library an unexpected $3,700. Bruce Flanders, the library director,
auctioned issues of The Craftsman from 1901 to 1918 and issues of
The Automobile from the same time, on the auction Web site eBay. On
Friday, Flanders browsed an issue of LOOK Magazine.
Lawrence library director — who retired last week — lands job at university library in Olathe
October 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The events surrounding the sudden departure of the longtime director of the Lawrence Public Library took a new twist on Wednesday.
6:00 p.m.
A group of women laugh about an exercise that has them mimic playing a piano during a morning workout in October at Meadowlark Estates, 4430 Bauer Farm Drive, led by activity director Andrea Wyatt. “Are we playing Mozart?” inquired one woman. The Douglas County Retiree Attraction Task Force is on a mission to make Lawrence a retirement destination. Attracting more retirees to town will have impact on jobs, services, schools
October 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Editor’s note: This concludes a three-part series examining the push to attract more retirees to Douglas County.

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NEA delivers bad news to Kansas Arts Commission
09:01 a.m., October 27, 2011 Updated 12:35 a.m. in print edition on A1
The Kansas Arts Commission is absorbing a setback from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Our Town Sports for Oct. 27
October 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
A weekly roundup of local events and results.
Road relief
Local residents are ready to bid a fond farewell to Kansas Turnpike road crews.
October 27, 2011 in print edition on A10
The end of a project to replace bridges over the Kansas River and make other improvements to the Kansas Turnpike near Lawrence certainly is cause for celebration.