Archive for Sunday, April 8, 2012

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Jerry and Geraldine Thomas, Lawrence, have been retired for two years now and enjoy their days walking together as they were in October 2011 along Massachusetts Street. Magazine: Lawrence a top retirement spot
April 7, 2012
Lawrence is one of the better retirement destinations in the Midwest, according to the editors of a national magazine.
6:00 a.m.
A shopper looks for Kansas University Final Four gear March 29 at Checkers, 2300 La. The Jayhawks’ recent basketball success means an added licensing revenue boost for Kansas Athletics and the university proper. Jayhawks’ success boosts local economy, too
April 8, 2012
It’s not just Kansas University that benefits when the basketball team does well in the NCAA Tournament. City and business leaders alike can look forward to a boost in their coffers as well.
10:00 a.m.
Sue Towns, who grew up in Lawrence, has been looking for a man she calls her hero for decades. Woman searches for mysterious Lawrence hero from childhood
April 8, 2012
It’s been more than five decades, but retired Derby teacher Sue Towns, who spent some of her childhood in Lawrence, is trying to track down a Lawrence man she refers to as her hero.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence schools superintendent Rick Doll, foreground, addresses school board members at a meeting in March 2011. After two and a half years of discussion, the Lawrence school board will formally vote whether to consolidate its smaller elementary schools on Monday. Lawrence school board asked to take vote on consolidation
April 7, 2012
Time’s up. After two and half years of discussion, the Lawrence school board is being asked to take a formal vote on whether to consolidate its smaller elementary schools.
6:00 p.m.
Betty Laird, a longtime member of the Friends in Council study group in Lawrence who serves as the group's unofficial historian. Friends in Council has deep roots, ties to KU
April 7, 2012
Later this month, members of a long-standing Lawrence study club will commemorate its 140th anniversary.
10:00 p.m.
A young girl introduces herself to the Easter Bunny at the Egg Hunt Extravaganza, sponsored by Lawrence Parks and Recreation and Hy-Vee, in South Park on Saturday. Hunt eggs on candy seekers
April 7, 2012
Matteo Kalusha-Aguirre, 10, sat at the edge of the grass, picking through a white paper sack filled with candy. He unwrapped a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and popped it into his mouth, smiling. The candy was his reward for collecting five plastic eggs.

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Business team
Establishing a consortium that strengthens local cooperation on economic development efforts may offer benefits for the community.
April 8, 2012
The idea of creating an economic development consortium is an intriguing possibility for Lawrence and Douglas County.