Archive for Saturday, October 19, 2013

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12:36 a.m.
Philip Ciesielski, left, assistant director of utilities with the city of Lawrence, and Larry Taber, resident project representative with Black and Veatch of Kansas City, Mo., oversee the placement of a new water tank Thursday west of Lawrence, off Sixth Street near St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St. The tank will hold 1.5 million gallons of water. Lawrence installing new utility billing system; customers urged to look at water bills closely
October 18, 2013
All 32,000 homes and businesses in Lawrence with city water service are being urged to take notice of a new account number that will show up on their monthly bills. By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.
This collage illustrates the hallmarks of Lawrence's downtown cultural district. First Row: The Granada Theater, Lawrence Arts Center, Aimee's Coffee Shop, Second Row: Bowersock Mills and Power Company, SeedCo Studios in the Warehouse Arts District, Site of Langston Hughes' home, Row Three: The East Lawrence Waltz mural, Pachamama's, St. Luke's A.M.E. Church, Row Four: Turnhalle Building, Wonder Fair Art Gallery, Americana Music Academy. Task force fine-tuning recommendations for Lawrence Cultural District
October 19, 2013
A group working to create a vision for the Lawrence Cultural District is close to presenting its final recommendations to the City Commission. Balancing the East Lawrence neighborhood’s fear of gentrification with a goal of promoting economic investment — in the district and citywide — has been a theme since the Cultural District Task Force began meeting in April. By Sara Shepherd
1:00 p.m.
The Kansas Legislature has approved a budget plan that includes a provision to eliminate federal money going to Planned Parenthood clinics. Supporters of the proposal say taxpayer money shouldn't be used to fund abortions; Planned Parenthood says the funds at stake instead go to health services, such as breast exams and cancer screenings. Regents hear rumblings about tenure, but no specific plan has emerged
October 18, 2013
Officials say they wouldn’t be surprised if legislation surfaced that sought to change tenure policies at public universities following the uproar over a Kansas University tenured professor’s tweet aimed at the National Rifle Association. But so far, no proposal has emerged. By Scott Rothschild
9:34 p.m.
Julie Wolf, of Lawrence, works on a altar in remembrance of her grandmother during a Dia de los Muertos workshop Saturday at the Lawrence Percolator Artspace, 913 Rhode Island St. Altar-building workshop helps honor loved ones with backdrop of Mexican holiday
October 19, 2013
Community members construct homages to loved ones as part of a Dia de los Muertos altar-building workshop co-hosted by The Lawrence Percolator and Lawrence Public Library on Saturday.

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