Archive for Monday, March 26, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World-Photo.Hundreds of people headed to downtown Massachusetts on Sunday March 25, 20-12 as the Jayhawks defeated North Carolina to head t the Final Four. Dancin’ in the streets: Fans revel as KU advances to Final Four in New Orleans
March 26, 2012
The screaming had started before the game was over. But when the last second finally ticked off the clock, the true pandemonium began. The sound of hundreds of horns honking blasted across the city. People abandoned their seats in bars and restaurants to join the crowds on Massachusetts Street celebrating the 80-67 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels.
10:00 a.m.
Jack Page of Wildcat Concrete Services takes a break to wipe sweat from his face as he and others chip away bad concrete from the southbound lane of the Kansas River Bridge on Thursday, July 28, 2011. KDOT is funding this resurfacing of the bridge. With students returning to Lawrence in upcoming days, drivers can expect a slower commute because of the various road projects around town. Ambitious road work schedule dubbed ‘summer of progress’
March 26, 2012
Maybe it will be a race between yellow dandelions popping up in yards versus orange construction cones on city streets. Either way, the early spring weather has construction crews poised to get started on a long list of street improvements.
2:00 p.m.
Eudora resident Jim Harris, who lives about a mile south of Eudora, walks around his property, which features a collection of antique gasoline pumps and a sign marking it Keystone Corner, last Monday. The land and the area around it once held homes William Quantrill visited on his ride to Lawrence. The property’s deep history means it will likely be surveyed, among 300 other sites, as part of a project that aims to create an inventory of naturally, culturally and historically significant sites in Douglas County. Council aims to preserve historic sites in Douglas County through survey
March 26, 2012
A vintage Phillips 66 sign tacked onto an aging milk barn and antique gasoline pumps scattered across the lawn are a clear indication that Jim Harris has an appreciation for the past. The 74-year-old man has lived his whole life in the old white farmhouse that sits about a mile south of Eudora and a mile west of Hesper. A sign marks the property as Keystone Corner. Long before it was called Keystone Corner and several decades before Harris’ ancestors built the farmhouse, the intersection played a pivotal role in Douglas County’s bloodiest day on record.

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Tennis compromise
City officials should respond to neighborhood concerns by looking at alternatives to lighting tennis courts near Lawrence High School.
March 26, 2012
Back and forth action is an expected part of the game of tennis, but the back and forth surrounding the city’s efforts to install lights on eight tennis courts in the Centennial neighborhood has gone on long enough.