Archive for Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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1:11 a.m.
Forecast from the National Weather Service. Residents hunker down for impending snowstorm
February 19, 2013
Snow may pack Lawrence parking lots in the very near future, but cars packed the lots Tuesday evening. Droves of people stocked up on necessities — food, gasoline, ice melt — in preparation for a snowstorm expected to dump 7 to 10 inches of snow on Lawrence late Wednesday night. By Adam Strunk
7:02 a.m.
Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel watches a video presenting renderings of his proposed Rock Chalk Park during the city commission meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at City Hall. Details emerge about agreements between Fritzel entity and KU on Rock Chalk Park project
9:31 p.m., February 19, 2013 Updated 12:12 a.m.
An entity controlled by Thomas Fritzel will be the exclusive provider of all concessions on the Kansas University portions of the proposed Rock Chalk Park project, according to documents released Tuesday. By Chad Lawhorn
12:00 p.m.
Forecast from the National Weather Service. Snow coming down hard, area roads snowpacked
8:41 a.m., February 20, 2013 Updated 8:23 a.m.
City crews stopped to help a motorist at the intersection of Vermont and Seventh streets about 8 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service is forecasting as much as a foot of snow for the Lawrence area Thursday as a major winter storm moved in overnight. Snow started falling around midnight, but most of the snowfall is expected during the day Thursday, possibly coming down at a rate of as much as two inches an hour. By Shaun Hittle Related Stories: • Winter storm forces closings, cancellations • City officials ask residents on Thursday trash routes to set out trash early because of snow

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Editorial: Water work
The price tag is not small, but it’s probably time to move ahead on needed improvements to the city’s water and sewer facilities.
February 20, 2013
Police and fire protection. Streets. Water supplies and sewer infrastructure. It’s hard to argue that those are essential services the city is expected to provide.