Archive for Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
The famous Lawrence landmark structures at Teepee Junction, at the intersection of U.S. Highways 24-59 and 24-40., are now the site of the Lawrence Flea market, which will take place the first Saturday of each month. The first one of the season was in April. Lawrence Flea organizer has ‘big ideas’ for fledgling market
April 30, 2012
There’s a new game in town for those who fancy themselves “pickers.” Those whose idea of a good time is kicking around a flea market in search of treasures are in luck as well. The nascent Lawrence Flea market, which started last October, embarked on what will be its first full season on April 7 with around 10 vendors selling everything from vintage trophies and vinyl records to NASCAR T-shirts and knives.
2:00 p.m.
Design changes proposed in February 2012 for hotel/apartment building at the southeast corner of Ninth and New Hampshire streets in Downtown Lawrence. Revised Ninth and New Hampshire project still fails review
April 30, 2012
Close is not close enough. New plans for a multistory hotel/retail building at the southeast corner of Ninth and New Hampshire won over some key opponents Monday night, but the city’s Historic Resources Commission found the proposed building is still too tall to fit in with a historic east Lawrence neighborhood.
6:00 p.m.
Judy Billings started her career at the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau as a part-time secretary in 1980. In just a couple of years, she had moved into the director’s position, and now, more than 30 years later, she’s retiring as president and CEO of Destination Management Inc. Nuclear war to Civil War: Tourism leader has seen city through it all
April 30, 2012
Not many folks can say their careers actually started off with a bang — a nuclear one, nonetheless. It didn’t look like Judy Billings’ would either.
10:00 p.m.
Logan Luce, a Kansas University graduate student, picks up some fresh vegetables from Nathan Atchison, of Atchison Farms, at the Lawrence Farmers' Market on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. Lawrence Farmers’ Market opens with plenty of food and fun for all
5:02 p.m., April 30, 2012 Updated 10:30 a.m.
For those of you who tell the changing of the seasons by the sun dial known as the Lawrence Farmers’ Market — summer’s grand entrance is scheduled for this weekend.

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Review due
Last month’s escape of four inmates indicates a need for the Kansas Department of Corrections to review its use of county jails to house state inmates.
May 1, 2012
An April 18 jailbreak in Minneapolis, Kan., has drawn needed attention to the potential problems that arise when state prisoners are housed in county jails.