Archive for Monday, January 6, 2014

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12:10 a.m.
Jeff Neal, operating partner at Sunflower Pawn and Jewelry, 2429 Iowa St., uses a loupe to examine a Rolex watch being sold by a customer on Friday. Proposal would require weekly reports to police from pawnbrokers, precious metal dealers
January 6, 2014
Lawrence pawnbrokers and precious metal dealers will be required to submit records of received property to police each week via a designated website if a proposed ordinance is approved. By Sara Shepherd
6:43 a.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo. Bill Musick, a Lawrence Public Works employee, clears some snow from the city parking garage at Sixth and New Hampshire Streets on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Wind chill warning expires, advisory in effect for Douglas County
6:27 p.m., January 5, 2014 Updated 12:07 p.m.
A face-numbing winter blast caused few weather-related incidents during the weekend, but sub-zero temperatures closed schools today in Lawrence and surrounding communities. Get your forecast today and take a look at the weekend’s weather round-up. Click here for the latest area closings. By Nicole Wentling and Elliot Hughes
12:20 p.m.
Child care provider June Roush cooks with Taiven Hanson, center, and Barrett Maimer, right, during a 2013 Healthy Sprouts farm-to-preschool activity in Baldwin City. Farm-to-preschool program seeks funds to operate upcoming year, long-term
January 6, 2014
Healthy Sprouts, a countywide farm-to-preschool program, is closer to securing funding to operate another growing season but is seeking more community support to sustain it long term. By Sara Shepherd
2:07 p.m.
House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, and state Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, speak Tuesday at a news conference. They said a revenue projection of Gov. Sam Brownback's tax cuts, if applied proportionately, would result in a $900 million cut to education. Brownback has said he will protect school funding. Davis picks up public school endorsements
January 6, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis has received the endorsement of two major public school groups. Staff Reports
6:41 p.m.
In temperatures around 3 degrees, Kenden Christenson, left, and David Hammons change a flat tire on Christenson's car Monday in the parking lot of Sun Creations Inc., 826 Pennsylvania, where the two work. Lawrence hobbles through extreme cold
January 6, 2014
A “polar vortex,” described by the National Weather Service as the southward movement of Arctic wind, created cold temperatures for much of the country on Monday. Though it was not a record low, the Lawrence area dipped down to minus 9 degrees Monday morning with wind chill values as low was minus 25. The weather broke down cars, burst pipes and caused safety concerns for many Lawrence residents. By Nikki Wentling

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January 6, 2014
Closings For Jan. 7
Editorial: Salary surge
A proposal to more than double salaries for the Lawrence City Commission is likely to gain approval Tuesday unless the public insists on more moderate action.
January 6, 2014
Whatever negative feedback Lawrence city commissioners have received about huge commission salary increases, it isn’t enough to cause them to back off on the proposal.