Archive for Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Hanging out on the Free State Brewing Co. porch are, from left, Patrick Stallbaumer, Joy Friedman and Julie Shrack in this 2009 file photo. Happy hour was reinstated in Kansas on July 1, 2012. Happy hour officially returns to Kansas
July 2, 2012
A new state law took effect Sunday that once again makes happy hours and several other alcohol-related promotions legal in Kansas after a more than two-decade prohibition.
10:00 a.m.
Baldwin City resident and Shawnee Mission school district teacher Steve Pierce has a budding pasta sauce and produce business. With classes on hiatus, teachers take extracurricular employment
July 2, 2012
Steve Pierce cultivates about an acre of land between Eudora and Baldwin City, but it’s not just a summer job. With the exception of December and January, Pierce, with some help from his family, tends to the expansive garden. Pierce tends to the garden at “first light” in the morning, which he also does during the school year on his way to school. He will begin teaching German and Spanish at Shawnee Mission West High School in August, after several years at Shawnee Mission South.
2:00 p.m.
Andy and JoAnn Devin, Lawrence relax in their lawn chairs as they watch the fireworks display Monday night at Constant Park. Need a fireworks fix? Area regulations differ on where they’re legal
July 3, 2012
With differing laws and ordinances across the area, and a special Sunday morning Douglas County Commission resolution, it can get a little confusing knowing where you’re free to fire off fireworks.
6:00 p.m.
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, 1901 Delaware Street. Reorganization of two social service agencies takes effect
July 2, 2012
State officials on Monday said the reorganization of two social welfare agencies will deliver better care more efficiently, but said people who use those agencies shouldn’t see any differences in how they access services.

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