Archive for Sunday, March 19, 2017

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12:00 a.m.
The Open Pavilion at the Douglas County Fairgrounds awaits only final inspections before it is ready for use. County officials say it is already booked for the first four weekends in May and are optimistic it and other facilities at the fairgrounds will be in demand. Douglas County Fairgrounds predicted to be popular event venue with completion of new facilities
March 19, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Sarah Plinsky doesn’t anticipate difficulty renting the two new facilities that will be completed in the coming weeks at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. “I don’t know if we are even going to have to market it,” the assistant Douglas County administrator said. “Weekend rentals at the fairgrounds generally fill up. These facilities tend to sell themselves.”
12:30 a.m.
From sports and the great outdoors to arts and crafts, there's plenty to keep the youths out of the pool halls until school starts back up again. Plenty in Lawrence to keep kids busy, entertained over spring break
March 19, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Worried your kid’s brain will turn to mush this spring break? School may be out, but fun — and learning — is in, at least at the Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, and the Lawrence Public Library. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of the camps, workshops and activities being offered locally this week.
9:10 a.m.
An East Lawrence resident casts a shadow on a sidewalk along Rhode Island Street on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Lawrence City Commission to review proposal to enforce sidewalk ordinance, offer some financial assistance
March 19, 2017 in print edition on 1A
For those Lawrence residents whose properties border a crumbling or uneven sidewalk, a new policy aims to provide some financial help to smooth things over.
9:05 p.m.
Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) extends to the bucket past Michigan State forward Nick Ward (44) during the first half on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Homecoming: Jackson helps propel Jayhawks past Michigan State, 90-70
March 19, 2017 in print edition on NoneC
Saturday afternoon, inside a locker room that one day later would turn into the scene of a bunch of smiles and satisfaction, Kansas freshman Josh Jackson was asked by a handful of Michigan State reporters why he chose Kansas over MSU. By Matt Tait

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Opinion: Time to explain to Fox … again
March 19, 2017 in print edition on A7
It is time, once again, to explain journalism to Fox News.
Editorial: Planning for parking
The city should focus on updates to existing parking and incentives for smart growth in the future.
March 19, 2017 in print edition on A7
It’s good that the city of Lawrence is taking input as it looks to develop a 10-year parking plan for the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods.