Amber Stuever

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Trading treasures
Garage sales clear out the clutter, bring in the cash
May 20, 2001
By Amber Stuever They say one person’s trash is another’s treasure. But some Lawrence residents know that their trash can be transformed into personal treasure cash. All that’s necessary is a clear spring day, an empty garage and a house full of stuff to fill it with. With the right ingredients and proper organization, garage sales in Lawrence can be quite lucrative.
Residents offer perspectives about city’s growth priorities
May 17, 2001
By Amber Stuever The World Company’s “Lawrence is Growing” series captured residents’ attention; now the question is where that attention should be focused next. At Wednesday’s regular meeting of the Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods, association members and representatives of the Journal-World and World Online began setting the agenda for future communication concerning growth.
KU escorts slain student home
May 17, 2001
By Amber Stuever The body of Shannon Martin, the Kansas University student murdered while doing research in Golfito, Costa Rica, will return today to Kansas, escorted by a KU official and the slain woman’s boyfriend. Susan Gronbeck-Tedesco, interim director of study abroad at KU, and David Schmitz, KU senior and Martin’s boyfriend, left Wednesday for Costa Rica and are expected to return sometime today.
Barbecue cook-off raises hobby to sport
May 11, 2001
By Amber Stuever Broken Arrow Park will become a smoke-packed carnival of barbecue decadence this weekend for the 3rd annual Sertoma Barbecue Cook-Off.
Terriers seek title as ‘top dog’
Boston Terrier Club of America’s national competition taking place in Lawrence
May 10, 2001
By Amber Stuever Terrier terror is gripping Lawrence this week, as more than 150 Boston terriers, their owners and showers descend on the Lawrence Holidome. The scrunched-faced, tuxedo-clad dogs, led by owners and handlers from around the country, landed in Lawrence for the Stanley Cup of terrier breed competitions, the annual Boston Terrier Club of America national competition.
Combined efforts urged for teens
Expert panel says solution rooted in community’s caring
May 9, 2001
By Amber Stuever When it comes to troubled children, stop blaming others and start pointing the finger at yourself. This was a panel of experts’ answer to the question of who’s to blame for problems with Kansas teens at a town hall meeting Tuesday at Central Junior High.
23rd Street hearings reach end
May 9, 2001
By Amber Stuever Businesses cut off from 23rd Street traffic by limited access could be strangled and perish, business owners said Tuesday at the last in a series of 23rd Street/Kansas Highway 10 corridor briefings.
Tournament brings LHS down to earth
May 7, 2001
By Amber Stuever It was bump, set, splash Sunday afternoon as Lawrence High School students got down and dirty in their annual mud volleyball tournament. Almost 400 slop-covered students participated in the 16th annual nonprofit tournament at Broken Arrow Park near 31st and Louisiana streets.
Employment picture still bright in county
May 5, 2001
By Amber Stuever Any unemployment pangs felt nationwide are still far from an employment-healthy Douglas County. The Kansas Department of Human Resources’ most recent data reveal that unemployment rates in Douglas County actually fell from 4.1 percent in February to 3.9 percent in March, and rates are expected to remain steady or decrease, said Bill Layes, KDHR labor market information chief
Jobs still plentiful in Douglas County
May 5, 2001 Any unemployment pangs felt nationwide are still far from an employment-healthy Douglas County.

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