Archive for Monday, January 23, 2017

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Nicholas Ward, a local filmmaker and artist, helps a group of Cordley Elementary School students sort their lunch scraps into bins for compost materials, non-compost materials and recyclables. Ward has spent the last year developing a food waste mitigation and composting program at a handful of Lawrence schools as part of a partnership with the Sunrise Project funded by a Kansas Green Schools grant. At Cordley and other Lawrence schools, kids learn about food waste, magic of worm composting
January 23, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Some kids keep gerbils as classroom pets. Others, rabbits or guinea pigs or goldfish. Bev Hyde and her second-graders have earthworms. The box of slithering, slimy, faceless critters in the teacher’s Cordley Elementary School classroom isn’t a conventional choice, but Kaiea Blum and Isabel Luellen are rolling with it just the same.
9:25 a.m.
The Douglas County Courthouse was evacuated Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, after a suspicious package was discovered near one of the building's entrances. Sheriff’s Office: Magazines found in box that caused hourslong disruption at Douglas County Courthouse
9:12 a.m., January 23, 2017 Updated 7:37 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Authorities reopened the area around the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St., following an hourslong investigation into a suspicious cardboard box near one of the building’s entrances. Investigators, including a bomb squad unit from Olathe, determined the box contained only a stack of magazines, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kristen Dymacek said.
12:52 p.m.
Town Talk
Lawrence housing market posts increase for 2016, home prices rise; question about whether homeowners will see higher property tax values
Posted January 23, 2017
The final numbers for 2016 are in, and real estate agents sold 1,210 Lawrence homes. From the podium, though, it looked like at least a ...
2:03 p.m.
Lawrence resident and University of Kansas distinguished professor emeritus Po-Lung Yu performs stretching exercises on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at Sports Pavilion Lawrence. Lawrence city staff is working on a policy to address the naming rights of parks and recreation facilities. Lawrence City Commission to consider naming rights for parks, other facilities
January 22, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Getting the name of a private citizen or business on City of Lawrence property could soon be done with the signing of a check.

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Editorial: Sponsorship policy promising
Selling naming rights to various facilities could benefit the city in a number of ways.
January 23, 2017 in print edition on A5
Selling sponsorships of city of Lawrence amenities makes financial sense and, if implemented properly, could benefit the city in the long run.