Archive for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
The old Varsity House is being reconstructed at the northwest corner of 11th and Indiana streets on the site of the new Varsity House Apartment complex. A deal was struck between the developers, City Hall and the Lawrence Preservation Alliance that the former boarding home, where college athletes used to stay, would be moved to a corner of the property. Once reassembled, the structure will serve as a boarding house next to the new apartment development. But concerns have arisen about how much of the original house will remain. City wants payment over Varsity House reassembly spat
October 23, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners are convinced the integrity of the old Varsity House has been ruined by a faulty redevelopment project, and they agreed to begin seeking a “cash payment” from local developer Thomas Fritzel as compensation. By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.
Nick Benson, a junior environmental studies manager at KU, spends some volunteer hours Saturday distributing recycling bins around the tailgating party area outside Memorial Stadium before the KU vs.Texas Tech game on Oct. 1, 2011. New recycling program to kick off at Saturday’s football game
October 24, 2012
Armed with 60 bins and a crowd of volunteers, student groups will kick off a new gameday recycling program at the KU football game Saturday. Leaders hopes to gather a group of around 50 student, faculty and staff volunteers to swarm the areas outside the stadium. In addition to setting out recycling bins, they’ll visit tailgating groups with bags in hand to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans, and they’ll hand out hats, can koozies and other promotional items. By Matt Erickson.
2:00 p.m.
A road sign notifies motorists of lane shifts that will occur as construction on 23rd Street between Haskell Avenue and Barker Avenue begins today. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be rerouted to “shoofly” detours on each side of the Haskell bridge, which is scheduled for demolition in June. 23rd Street traffic shifted onto new bridge between Haskell and Barker avenues
October 24, 2012
Eastbound and westbound traffic on 23rd Street — between Haskell Avenue and Barker Avenue — has been shifted onto a new bridge. By Caroline Trowbridge
6:00 p.m.
Kansas head coach Charlie Weis, left, watches after a fake field-goal attempt fell well short of a first down during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Memorial Stadium. KU football seeks improvement from sad-sack special teams
October 24, 2012
Special teams have been a sore spot for Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis this season.

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