Archive for Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Traffic and pedestrians move about Massachusetts Street during the afternoon on Friday. Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib met with Lawrence residents Tuesday night to discuss installing surveillance cameras along the street in downtown Lawrence. Lawrence economy grew at exceptionally slow rate in 2010, according to recent analysis
September 14, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Somebody forgot to tell us to bounce. There are new numbers out that show while the economies of many cities across the country were experiencing a bounce-back year in 2010, Lawrence’s did not.
10:00 a.m.
Holly Swearingen, 13, Eudora, in green, keeps her eye on the judge and sets her Hampshire lamb during competition at the Kansas State Fair, Friday, Sept. 10, 2011 in Hutchinson.."You're kind of nervous before you go in but when you get in there you just got to let all that go." said Swearingen. "I just got to concentrate." Uplifting tradition: 4-H’ers soak up sights, sounds of Kansas State Fair
September 14, 2011 in print edition on 1A
On the first day of the Kansas State Fair, Chris Berg, 19, Lawrence, has already picked up four girls. He says it’s tradition.
2:00 p.m.
Artist rendering of Theatre Lawrence’s planned 300-seat theater. The organization has received donations from the Beach Foundation, Tensie Oldfather, The Sunderland Family Foundation and Bobby and Eleanor Patton. Douglas County commissioners agree to give $100,000 to Theatre Lawrence for new building on Sixth Street
5:31 p.m., September 14, 2011 Updated 8:52 p.m. in print edition on 1A
All property owners in Douglas County will be giving Theatre Lawrence a financial push to help the organization reach its goal for building a new theater, office and classroom project in northwestern Lawrence.
6:00 p.m.
An aerial view of the Kansas University campus. KU announces new 5-year university plan called ‘Bold Aspirations’
September 14, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Speaking to a crowd of university community members Wednesday, Kansas University officials unveiled their new strategic plan, “Bold Aspirations,” which will seek to chart a path for KU to follow during the next five years.

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Fear undercuts American ideals
September 15, 2011 in print edition on A8
Now, let’s mark the anniversary of something that happened after 9/11.
Historic hall
City commissioners should approve plans to remodel the former Masonic Temple in downtown Lawrence.
September 15, 2011 in print edition on A8
A proposal to use rebated property taxes to help put the former Masonic Temple at 10th and Massachusetts streets back into service is a good deal for the city.