Archive for Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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12:55 a.m.
Lawrence couple Hob and Helen Crockett celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on April 10, 2017. Hob, 96, and Helen, 93, had seen each other in person just three times before they got married, they said. More than 74 years of marriage later, Lawrence couple still remember the day they met
April 12, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Hob and Helen Crockett celebrated their 74th anniversary on Monday. He’s now 96, and she’s 93. The Crocketts had only seen each other in person three times before they got married. Their wedding — on April 10, 1943 — made it four.
1:21 p.m.
The west side of Riverfront Plaza is pictured in this file photo from October 2016. Lawrence City Commission to look at ‘big picture’ when it comes to city facilities
April 12, 2017 in print edition on 1A
At their work session Tuesday, Lawrence city commissioners said they are interested in consolidating city-owned facilities.
4:14 p.m.
University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson leaves the Douglas County Courthouse with his counsel and his mother, Apples Jones, following his arraignment in a criminal damage case on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Josh Jackson formally charged in criminal damage case, plans to file for diversion
April 12, 2017 in print edition on 1A
University of Kansas basketball star Josh Jackson plans to file for a diversion in a case in which he allegedly vandalized a woman’s car outside a Lawrence bar and threatened to beat her.
5:48 p.m.
Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., is pictured on May 3, 2016. Local governments hope to change tax lid law; want to eliminate requirement for public vote
April 12, 2017 in print edition on 3A
Starting this year, cities and counties are required to get voter approval before they can increase property tax revenues for most functions above the rate of inflation. A bill still pending in the Kansas House would change that, putting the burden on voters to circulate protest petitions to force a public vote.

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Editorial: Maintain our streets
Putting off maintenance in favor of larger projects in Lawrence is not a welcome trend.
April 12, 2017 in print edition on A5
The city of Lawrence would be wise not to skimp on street maintenance.
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