Archive for Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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12:42 a.m.
Liliana Voigts poses for a photograph following a naturalization ceremony held at the Dole Center Tuesday morning. 102 become citizens in Dole Institute ceremony
1:10 p.m., September 17, 2013 Updated 8:06 p.m.
Right hands raised, 102 people from 40 countries stood and recited the oath to become American citizens this morning at the Dole Institute of Politics. For most candidates, the road to Monday’s ceremony was long and challenging. By Nico Roesler
10:00 a.m.
Cast members of the musical "Footloose" perform the finale for guests attending the Douglas County United Way's kickoff event for their 2013 campaign on Tuesday at Theatre Lawrence. Officials say the organization hopes to raise $1.8 million. United Way campaign kickoff spreads message of hope
September 18, 2013
Spread hope if you got it. That was the message from the United Way of Douglas County’s annual kickoff event Tuesday: that people in the community who have an abundance of it should share it with those who don’t. By Giles Bruce
12:00 p.m.
Free State forward Ernesto Hodison collides with Shawnee Mission West goalkeeper Cristo Ramirez as the two compete for a loose ball during the second half on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at Free State High School. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo FSHS soccer lacks fire in 2-0 loss to SM West
September 18, 2013
Free State High’s boys soccer players too often were more coy than confident Tuesday night against Shawnee Mission West, and their reluctant approach didn’t do them much good at home, in their Sunflower League opener. By Benton Smith
2:00 p.m.
The Granada Theater celebrates its 20th anniversary. City approves partial closure of Massachusetts Street for outdoor movie
September 17, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday night unanimously agreed to shut down a portion of Massachusetts Street for about seven hours on Sept. 26 for a free outdoor showing of “The Goonies,” a 1985 cult classic about a group of kids on a wild treasure hunt. By Chad Lawhorn
4:42 p.m.
After more than 2 decades of deadends and delays the construction on the remaining portion of the South Lawrence Trafficway will begin this fall. The red barriers marked the east end of the SLT at the 'bridge to nowhere' over South Iowa. Bids for South Lawrence Trafficway come in low; work may begin by mid-October
3:43 p.m., September 18, 2013 Updated 7:00 p.m.
A batch of low bids Wednesday has the South Lawrence Trafficway on track to be completed by late 2016 — and the company set to complete it is a Columbia, Mo.-based construction firm no less. By Chad Lawhorn

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Editorial: Broken system
The plan to shift proof-of-citizenship documents from driver’s license offices to election officials has fallen apart, and Kansans are waiting to see how state officials will repair the state’s flaw
September 18, 2013 in print edition on A9
So much for the “seamless” system of moving citizenship information from the Kansas Department of Revenue to Kansas election officials.