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January Final Friday preview: Sweet treats, graffiti influences and free massages
January 29, 2015
Final Fridays returns post-holidays with an eclectic mix of events. From love-centric art to ceramics to free massages, this Final Friday has something for everyone.
KU music ensembles, symphony to perform shared concert at Lied Center
January 29, 2015
Kansas University’s Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble I and Symphony Orchestra will share the stage Saturday for a special concert at the Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive.
Off the Beaten Plate: Quinoa and sweet corn fritters at La Parrilla
January 29, 2015
Quinoa has a bit of a reputation as a health food, a favorite among hippie types and fitness buffs for its high levels of protein and fiber. It’s gluten-free, and not really associated with heavy fried dishes.
Author Jamie Quatro to give reading at The Raven
January 28, 2015
Author and former Lawrence resident Jamie Quatro will give a reading from her acclaimed book of short stories Thursday at the Raven, 6 E. Seventh St.
Library to give away copies of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ during Final Friday
January 28, 2015
Lawrence Public Library will be handing out free copies of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” at various locations downtown during Final Friday.
LMH Endowment Association honors community members with Caring Awards
08:16 p.m., January 28, 2015 Updated 10:52 p.m.
Retired Kansas University professor William Coil began volunteering as a patient escort at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in 2002. After the 2009 death of his wife, Suzanne, Coil continued volunteering at the hospital as a way of getting himself out of the house.
Arts Center to host annual Souper Bowl Saturday this weekend
January 28, 2015
More than 500 handmade ceramic bowls produced by area artists, community members and Lawrence Arts Center students will be up for sale at this weekend’s Souper Bowl Saturday.
Hemingway masterpiece selected as KU’s 2015 Common Book
03:45 p.m., January 28, 2015 Updated 11:01 p.m.
KU announces “A Farewell To Arms” will be the 2015-2016 Common Book.
Haskell seeking information about vandalism to sacred sweat lodges
01:29 p.m., January 28, 2015 Updated 11:02 p.m.
Two sacred sweat lodges at Haskell Indian Nations University have been vandalized, leaving leaders of the school disappointed and looking for a culprit. By Chad Lawhorn
Groups holding workshops on restoring Kansas prairies
January 28, 2015
Two groups are sponsoring workshops in Lawrence designed to teach rural landowners how to restore native prairie habitats.
Bite Sighs: Chocolate apricot cheesecake
January 28, 2015
Now that the first month of the new year is about over, lots of us have abandoned those pesky healthy-eating resolutions and returned to our favorite comfort foods.
Wicked Broadband pulls request for $300,000 loan guarantee
10:28 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:33 p.m.
A request for the city to provide a $300,000 loan guarantee to Wicked Broadband is now off the table, but so too is a project that would bring super-fast broadband service to downtown or parts of East Lawrence. Joshua Montgomery, co-owner of Lawrence-based Wicked Broadband, surprised city commissioners on Tuesday by pulling his request for a $300,000 loan guarantee. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence will near 70s Wednesday before weekend of snow
January 27, 2015
Lawrence has one more day of unseasonably warm weather before colder weather begins to move in from the Rocky Mountains, forecasters said Tuesday night.
New two-lane Wakarusa roundabout may be a little confusing at first, but it’s safer, city official says
08:26 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:34 p.m.
The Wakarusa roundabout intersecting Inverness and Legends drives has been twisting traffic in the three weeks since its completion. City Engineer David Cronin said that’s the reason roundabouts are preferable to traffic lights or four-way stops: safety. The roundabout’s design keeps speeds low and reduces the number of “conflict points,” or opportunities for collision, thus reducing the likelihood of an injury accident, Cronin said. By Caitlin Doornbos
Five Lawrence students selected as Presidential Scholar candidates
08:01 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:54 p.m.
Five high school seniors in Lawrence have been selected as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program, the United States Department of Education said in a release.
Willow Domestic Violence Center wins $10,000 donation at Transformations Charity Gala
06:01 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:32 p.m.
When Becca Burns, director of volunteer services at The Willow Domestic Violence Center, performed in Saturday’s Transformations Charity Gala there wasn’t a dry eye in the house, said Joan Schultz, The Willow’s executive director.
Field of candidates for Lawrence City Commission, school board elections set
05:46 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:31 p.m.
At the Tuesday filing deadline, 14 candidates had signed up for three at-large seats on the City Commission, and four candidates will contend for a two-year term on the school board and seven other candidates will compete for four four-year terms on the board. The 14 candidates for the City Commission is the largest field in at least a decade, according to records from the Douglas County clerk’s office.
Judge orders expungement of dismissed Hashinger Hall rape charges
04:59 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:29 p.m.
Douglas County District Judge Barbara Huff signed orders Tuesday expunging the dismissed charges of rape off the records of two 21-year-old men who were accused in September of sexually assaulting two Kansas University students.
Lawrence attorney, opponent of police headquarters sales tax files for City Commission
04:38 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:32 p.m.
A Lawrence attorney who was a leader of the group that opposed a new sales tax for a police headquarters project has filed for a seat on the Lawrence City Commission.By Chad Lawhorn
Three KU students from Lawrence among 20 sophomores honored
January 27, 2015
Three Kansas University students from Lawrence were among 20 sophomores recognized as this year’s University Scholars, officials said.
Crews to install more wells to monitor 2006 gasoline spill in Old West Lawrence
12:12 p.m., January 27, 2015 Updated 10:53 p.m.
Crews are scheduled to install another 10 groundwater wells in the area near Ninth and Ohio streets in an effort to monitor whether a plume of gasoline beneath the ground is being adequately contained. Chad Lawhorn
Brownback’s tax proposals panned by anti-tax activist
January 26, 2015
National anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is urging Kansas legislators to reject Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposals to increase the state’s tobacco and alcohol taxes to help close state budget shortfalls.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association prepares for annual meeting
06:53 p.m., January 26, 2015 Updated 10:19 p.m.
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association will recognize local people and businesses committed to community healthcare at their annual meeting on Wednesday, officials said.
Perry-Lecompton High principal stepping down
04:56 p.m., January 26, 2015 Updated 10:21 p.m.
J.B. Elliott is stepping down from his position as the principal of Perry-Lecompton High School to become the district’s curriculum director, according to Superintendent Denis Yoder.
Lawrence Humane Society to host microchip clinic this week
04:42 p.m., January 26, 2015 Updated 10:14 p.m.
The Lawrence Humane Society is hosting a microchip clinic this week to implant pets with the most effective animal-recovery technology, Executive Director Kate Meghji said.
KU’s Audio-Reader radio network receives grant
04:35 p.m., January 26, 2015 Updated 10:19 p.m.
Kansas University’s Audio-Reader radio network received a $5,880 grant to help develop the organizations services for the blind, visually impaired and print disabled, officials said.
KU researchers discover new lizard species for sale on Manila’s black market
January 25, 2015
Kansas University’s resident reptile expert and fellow researchers routinely trudge through rainforests overturning leaves and combing streambeds to find live specimens. But that’s not where Rafe Brown and his team first encountered two previously unknown species of water monitor lizard. Instead, their first glimpse of the reptiles was at pet shops in the Philippines — where they say the country’s rampant black market trade in exotic animals threatens its ecosystem. By Sara Shepherd
Business Briefcase for Jan. 26
January 25, 2015
Barber Emerson, L.C. has announced Bethany Roberts as the newest member of the firm.
Ashes to glass: A different way to remember loved ones
January 25, 2015
When Debby Fitzhugh, of Topeka, lost her cat Lion King in 2012 she lost her “best bud.” Distraught, Fitzhugh said she had the 22-year-old cat cremated and kept several of his toys as keepsakes.
City pleased with new numbers on curbside recycling program
January 25, 2015
Lawrence City Hall leaders are pleased with all the bottles, cans, boxes and other materials that are filling up the blue recycling carts that were distributed to households as part of the city’s new curbside recycling program. A report from City Hall shows that more than 400 tons of recycled materials are being collected each month. “It is going really, really well,” said Kathy Richardson, division manager for the city’s solid waste operations. “We’re pretty happy with the participation numbers, and we’re collecting a good amount of material.” By Chad Lawhorn

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