Tuesday, April 18, 2006
With Monday's tax filing deadline come the end of a longtime Lawrence tradition. Normally at this time the post office at 7th and Vermont in downtown Lawrence would be packed with people, loud music and last minute tax filers, but Monday everyone who sent mail to the IRS did it in the day light. Debate over how to punish problem party houses will head to Lawrence City Hall Tuesday night. Last year, Lawrence police wrote more than 300 noise violations and now a group of KU students wants to make sure they're issued fairly. Promoting downtown Lawrence and guiding its long-term future is now is a full time job. Rick Marquez starts may first as administrator for Downtown Lawrence, Inc. Unlike past administrators, the New Mexico native will be working full-time. Next month is the end of college for many KU students. With graduation approaching and a new life chapter beginning how are students coping with the change? For one student, he leaves behind a radio show that's been part of his life for the past three years. In last Friday's scrimmage, Kerry Meier answered all questions as to who will be KU's starting quarterback in 2006. The focus now shifts to the defensive side of the ball. One of Free State High's top runners of all time will call Michigan home for the next four years. Monday afternoon, senior Alysha Valencia signed with the Wolverines. Valencia becomes the ninth Firebird in the last seven years to run for a division one school. The softball ladies took center stage on the game of the week for the first time this spring. In a contest that featured two viewing area teams, the Tonganoxie Chieftains and the Piper Pirates.