Archive for Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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12:34 a.m.
Lawrence looks at potential tax increases for new police headquarters
May 27, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners still are interested in a November election to fund a new police headquarters building, although new questions have arisen over the project’s $30 million price tag and the possible tax increases to fund it. By Chad Lawhorn
9:50 a.m.
Ethan Perrins, a Southwest Middle School student, won the Douglas County Spelling Bee in February and is competing at the national bee in Washington, D.C.
Southwest Middle School student ready for national spelling bee
May 27, 2014
This year, Ethan Perrins had his mind set on just winning a spelling bee at Southwest Middle School. But on Tuesday, he’ll walk on stage with ESPN cameras pointed at him, ready to take on whatever words they throw at him for the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. By Elliot Hughes
6:02 p.m.
Associated Press. Former KU faculty remember Maya Angelou’s time on campus
May 28, 2014
Before she became household name as a poet and writer, Maya Angelou visited Kansas University as a writer in residence. Faculty members who were here then remember Angelou as an impressive and generous woman who drew a crowd through sheer force of personality. By Ben Unglesbee
7:35 p.m.
Larry McElwain, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Larry McElwain will become Lawrence Chamber CEO July 1
5:27 p.m., May 28, 2014 Updated 6:53 p.m.
A longtime Lawrence businessman who has worked with thousands of Douglas County families will take over as the next president and CEO of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. Larry McElwain will become CEO effective July 1.

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Editorial: Proud record
The Lawrence Schools Foundation’s departing executive director has taken the organization to a new level of excellence.
May 28, 2014
Susan Esau can be proud of the record she compiled during a little more that a decade as executive director of the Lawrence Schools Foundation.