Archive for Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
David Brown, Lawrence, plans to participate in Biking Across Kansas in June. Brown, an attorney with offices at 1040 N.H., says riding to work and home helps him squeeze workouts into his busy schedule. He's doing the ride to improve his health and to celebrate his 60th birthday, coming up in August. Biking Across Kansas: Residents prepare for 475-mile trek
June 4, 2012
On a nice day a few years ago, as his wife headed out on an errand, David Brown made a decision on a whim: He’d just hop on his bike and meet her over at the shopping center. Easy, right? “I thought I was going to die,” Brown said. Later, he learned how far he’d ridden — less than a mile.
6:00 a.m.
Using filtered glasses, Drew Bradford, 9, left, and Michael Uhler, 9, both of Lawrence, gaze at the sun and a view of the Venus transit, where Venus, appearing as a small black dot, crosses between the sun and Earth. People viewed the rare event Tuesday near the Lied Center. The last transit took place in 2004, and we won’t see another until 2117. Observers look to the sky to get rare glimpse of Venus in transit
June 5, 2012
Among hundreds of Lawrence residents lined up in the Lied Center’s parking lot on a sunny Tuesday afternoon to take in a very special view, it finally comes to be Elyssa Weber’s turn. “I see it!” she yells out in delight. “It’s a little black dot. That’s awesome!”
10:00 a.m.
Traffic and pedestrians move about Massachusetts Street in this Aug. 2011 file photo. Businesses began filling up vacant spaces in many parts of Lawrence in 2011, but downtown Lawrence wasn’t necessarily one of them. A new study by the Lawrence office of Colliers International found the city’s overall retail, office and industrial vacancy rates all fell in 2011, and all were significantly less than national averages. City wants policy for downtown cameras
June 5, 2012
Police-operated surveillance cameras will be coming to Massachusetts Street, but not before Lawrence city commissioners approve a detailed policy on how the cameras will be used.
2:00 p.m.
A rendering provided by the city of Lawrence of what a recreation center northwest of town might look like. Public forum to provide details on rec center
June 5, 2012
Lawrence city leaders are ready to hear how big the public is thinking these days when it comes to a new recreation center for the community.
6:00 p.m.
Guests arrive for a meeting at Cedar Crest, the governor's mansion, in Topeka, Kan., Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. Gov. Sam Brownback says policy matters were discussed in a series of meetings with Republican lawmakers, but the meetings did not violate the Open Meetings Act.
7 lawmakers subpoenaed over meetings with Brownback
4:59 p.m., June 5, 2012 Updated 10:51 p.m.
A veteran Republican in the Kansas Senate accused a Democratic district attorney Tuesday of conducting a “political fishing expedition” for issuing subpoenas to seven legislators to force them to answer questions about private dinner meetings lawmakers had with GOP Gov. Sam Brownback.

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