Cory Smith (Reporter)

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Kan. House candidates discuss issues
02:33 p.m., October 6, 2010 Updated 08:53 p.m.
They say all politics is local. That was the case at Wednesday’s voter education forum at City Hall. Several candidates for local Kansas House seats came face-to-face with voters to discuss issues such as the economy, education and health care.
Lawrence business leaders celebrated
Group becomes first class inducted into the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame
October 5, 2010
They’re four giants in the Lawrence business community, and now they share another achievement.
Masons dedicate new center
October 4, 2010
Where once was a swimming pool for a local diving club is now a building dedicated to serving the community.
A crowning achievement: FSHS homecoming opens new door
October 2, 2010
As the public address announcer named the 2010 Free State High School homecoming king, Nancy Holmes said it felt as if her heart had jumped out of her chest. Her son Owen Phariss, a senior at Free State, was voted king by his classmates Friday night — a vote that took more than 800 signatures to cast.
Festival of Cultures celebrates world of difference
September 27, 2010
Lawrence is a city known for its diverse and multicultural community.
Lawrence police officers receive departmental awards
September 25, 2010
Two Lawrence police officers were honored Friday night for their outstanding service in the line of duty.
Asphyxiation ruled cause of death in MagnaGro accident
September 25, 2010
The two men killed in an industrial accident at MagnaGro International on April 1 died of asphyxiation, official reports show.
Former classmates’ reunion on the menu at Freddy’s
September 22, 2010
What do you say to someone you haven’t seen or spoken to in almost 70 years? If you’re Betty Taylor and Freddy Simon, you don’t say anything. A simple hug will do.
LHS Hall of Honor inducts new members
September 20, 2010
Two successful businessmen, a doctor and an athlete. Four men from different backgrounds who have excelled in their careers. The one thing tying them all together: Lawrence High School.
Save a Life Tour aims to warn students about drinking and driving
September 15, 2010
Kansas University is continuing its effort to educate students on alcohol awareness.

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Grand Master Kent Needham pours the “corn of nourishment” during the dedication of the new Lawrence Masonic Center on Sunday. The ceremony dates back to the time of America’s Founding Fathers.

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