Archive for Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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12:37 a.m.
A house in the 800 block of Moundridge Dr. has been the subject of an old Craigslist scam. People who don't own the property list it for rent online, tricking unwitting renters into wiring deposit money. Renter beware: real estate scam surfaces again
September 11, 2013
Please don’t try to rent the 1,290 square-foot home, with two beds and two baths, advertised at $500 per month. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. In the case of one house on Moundridge Drive, some prospective renters have already been cheated out of a $250 deposit that they will never get back. They learned the hard way that the house is for sale, not for rent, and the online listings offering the house for that low, low rent are bogus, operated by an anonymous con artist who might be in California or Siberia, for all the authorities know. By Ian Cummings
10:00 a.m.
Father Robert Baldwin and his parishioners at Trinity Episcopal church, 1011 Vermont, are raising money to repair and purchase organ pipes. Lawrence’s Trinity Episcopal Church raising funds for new organ
September 11, 2013
Lightening struck the Trinity Episcopal Church bell tower last year, frying its electrical systems. That included the church’s organ console, a $160,000 machine that’s insurance covered. But putting a new console into an old organ made little sense, so the church set out to raise renovation funds. By Ben Unglesbee
12:00 p.m.
 A row of rental houses in the 1200 block of Ohio Street are just some  of the Lawrence homes that have been turned into rentals. The city is discussing expanding its rental registration program. City wants further review of proposed rental registration and inspection program
September 10, 2013
A majority of city commissioners on Tuesday said they still were interested in creating a new rental registration and licensing program for all 18,000 rental units in the city, but first directed staff members to further review the proposed ordinance and perhaps trim the list of possible violations a landlord could be cited for. Chad Lawhorn
3:00 p.m.
Lawrence High goalkeeper Andrew Ornburn gets his arms around Blue Valley West midfielder Payton Gore while making a save during the second half on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at Lawrence High School. Also pictured at left is LHS midfielder Connor Henrichs. Lions soccer loses home opener, 3-2
September 11, 2013
Close losses — especially those that come early in the season — don’t have to be calamitous. No one associated with Lawrence High’s boys soccer team felt great Tuesday night after the Lions lost their home opener, 3-2, to Blue Valley West. Still, the players and their coach, Mike Murphy, admitted taking some pride in the way they performed in the second half. By Benton Smith
5:00 p.m.
The Dusty Bookshelf, 708 Massachusetts. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Fall Book Sale canceled after inventory contaminated by bedbugs
3:18 p.m., September 11, 2013 Updated 6:38 p.m.
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library’s Fall Book Sale has been canceled because of a bedbug infestation in some of the books intended for sale. The book sale was to be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds from Sept. 26 to Sept. 29, but in on hold indefinitely after the group learned someone had donated books had contained bedbugs. A large portion of Friends’ inventory for the fall sale has been removed in an effort to be certain of eliminating the bugs. By Ian Cummings
5:39 p.m.
Lawrence High senior Caitlin Broadwell was sidelined from sports for seven months after being diagnosed with an overactive thyroid and Graves' disease. Broadwell returned to practice on Monday and plans to play in her first game back on Thursday. Lions’ Broadwell returning to volleyball court after health hiatus
September 11, 2013
Lawrence High senior volleyball player Caitlin Broadwell was sidelined from sports for seven months after being diagnosed with an overactive thyroid and Graves’ disease. After recent surgery that removed the gland, Broadwell hopes to make her season debut for LHS Thursday. By Benton Smith

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