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Shaun Hittle

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Problems with World Company websites resolved

The World Company websites experienced some technical problems today, beginning around 8 a.m. Users of the sites most likely encountered error messages when attempting to accessing the sites. By Shaun Hittle

Olympic expression rings true

Pentathlete-turned-artist captures spirit of multifaceted sport in sculpture

Pentathlete-turned-artist captures spirit of multifaceted sport in sculpture.

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Effort under way to replace 'The Guardians of the Arts' mural downtown

For 18 years, the vibrant colors of a community mural greeted anyone going through the walkway between 716 Mass. and 722 Mass. But recent repair work to fix a crumbling wall on the building that houses Signs of Life covered up the well-known mural, leaving a stark white canvas.

Artist exploring options for replacing Massachusetts Street mural

For 18 years, the vibrant colors of a community mural greeted anyone walking through the alleyway between 716 Mass. and 722 Mass.

Festival of Cultures to celebrate Lawrence diversity

The Lawrence Alliance, the City of Lawrence, and Centro Hispano are sponsoring the Festival of Cultures from noon to 5 p.m., Sept. 26 at South Park.

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Carnival workers adapt to life on the road

When you ask the work crew to see the man in charge of all the rides at the Douglas County Fair, they direct you to Ricky Moore, the man in the Hawaiian shirt.

Annual Day of Caring still looking for volunteers for April 24 event

The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is still in need of helpers for the April 24 Day of Caring event.

2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade gives record amount to local charities

Annual parade chair gives checks of more than $10,000 to five area agencies.

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Volunteers get hooked quickly

Kansas University student David McKenzie has volunteered with the Douglas County Special Olympics for only a few months, but he’s hooked.

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Special Olympics Inspirational Athlete fueled by love of KU athletics

When Todd “Leaper” Williams received the Most Inspirational Athlete award at the State Special Olympics Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament last weekend in Hays, he had one thing on his mind: Jayhawk football.

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Family connections abound in local Special Olympics

Douglas County Special Olympics athletes, coaches and other volunteers interact so easily that it makes the 80-member crew that traveled to the state basketball and cheerleading tournament in Hays last week seem like one large family.

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Special Olympian excels at powerlifting

Standing 5-foot-7 and about 250 pounds, Brady Tanner, 29, isn’t exactly graceful on the basketball court, as he lumbers across the gym and waves his Popeye-like forearms for a rebound.

How to get involved with the Douglas County Special Olympics

The local Special Olympics group offers many ways to get involved. The all-volunteer organization participates in sports all year long, including bocce, bowling, golf, soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, and track and field.

City hosting compost sale March 18 to 20

Lawrence citizens can pick up free compost March 18 to 20.

Walk to benefit Multiple Sclerosis April 10

22nd annual Walk MS event April 10 at Sunflower Elementary.

Boy Scouts hosting food drive March 27

Volunteers will be passing out fliers encouraging local residents to leave food donations on their porch for pickup March 27.

Quail Run School hosting Health and Wellness fair Saturday

Health and Wellness offers health vendors, blood drive.

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Local woman to display 'eco-art' accessories at Saturday's art and craft show

'Green' art to be sold Saturday at annual Arts and Crafts Fest

Loni Hosking turns everything from old tires and license plates into jewelry.

Advocates at KU event seek to end use of 'R' word

Disability rights advocates urged students at KU to sign a pledge not to use the word "retard."

Blood donations needed, area drives upcoming

Area agencies report low blood supplies.

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Students work murder crime scene as part of biology class

Central Junior High students combed a body-littered auditorium looking for clues.

Royal Crest is the scene of benefit for area youth stricken with cancer

Family and friends are sponsoring a bowl-a-thon Sunday to benefit 4-year-old "Baby" Jay Souter, who is battling her second bout with cancer.

Antique show at fairgrounds to benefit area non-profits

The Lawrence Pilot Club will sponsor an antique show at the county fairgrounds this weekend.

Douglas County Bank hosts "Read Across America" event

Douglas County Bank will host a Read Across America event from 10 a.m. to noon March 6 at their branch at 4728 W. Sixth St.

Final "Bleeding Kansas" event planned for Lecompton

The final event in Lecompton's "Bleeding Kansas" series is this weekend.

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Contest winners wrote novels in 30 days

Lawrence resident John Bond says there's no easy answer for how he finished a 93,000-word novel in 30 days. "I just didn't sleep or do much of anything else," he says...

Local NaNoWriMo authors near halfway point

Local authors and contestants in the Journal-World’s National Novel Writing Month contest are inching closer to that final goal of a 50,000-word novel by the end of November....

Journal-World sponsoring contest for National Novel Writing Month

Always wanted to write a novel?

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Childhood friends plan ultimate road trip: Europe to Mongolia in a tiny, tiny car

2 men, 25 countries, 10,000 miles, 1 tiny car

After earning his degree from Kansas University in May, Lawrence native Andrew Schmidt wasn’t ready to join his fellow graduates in sending out résumés to potential employers.

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Local artist dismayed by national D-Day memorial's financial woes

Closure of memorial ‘will make it look like we didn’t care’

Lawrence-area sculptor Jim Brothers has a significant amount of time and energy invested in the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. Brothers has worked on more than a dozen sculptures at the memorial honoring the 1944 invasion of Normandy, France, by Allied Forces in World War II.