Archive for Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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Police keep busy to catch drunk drivers
As Shawnee continues to grow, police officers strive to keep number of drunk driving incidents down
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
The driver slows as he maneuvers through the orange cones as police officers signal for him to stop. While one approaches him at his window, another shines his flashlight through the passenger window, inspecting the interior. It only takes a few seconds for the officers to ask the driver to step out of the car; they’ve noted the telltale signs that the driver is under the influence of alcohol.
Property tax blur clearing up
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
The average Shawnee resident can expect to pay at least $2,634 in property taxes in 2008.
Hearing set for district budget
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
As was hinted earlier this year, the property tax rate in the De Soto School District likely will increase this fiscal year with the opening of two new schools.
Commission moves ahead with Wal-Mart
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A1
Shawnee will have a second Wal-Mart Supercenter, the Shawnee Planning Commission decided Monday.
Downtown Business Assoc. fundraiser
July 17, 2007
The Shawnee Downtown Business Association will have a “Hot Rods & Pin-Ups” fund-raising party for the 2007 Wheels & Dreams Car & Bike Show from 7 to 9:30 p.m. July 18 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
De Soto schools follow hiring trend
July 17, 2007
The De Soto School District is changing the way it hires substitutes.
New school board stresses teamwork
July 17, 2007
Teamwork.
Calendar
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A2
Calendar
Talking Points
What Shawnee residents are thinking.
July 17, 2007
Today’s topic: What do you think about the Harry Potter mania?
Guest Commentary: An Open Letter To Mr. Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball
July 17, 2007
Guest Commentary: An Open Letter To Mr. Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball
Letter: Birds of a feather
July 17, 2007
Letter: Birds of a feather
Letter: New development not healthy
July 17, 2007
Letter: New development not healthy
Letter: Discrimination or profiling?
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A4
Letter: Discrimination or profiling?
Letter: Relay for Life a huge success
July 17, 2007
Letter: Relay for Life a huge success
Letter: Businesses not public places
July 17, 2007
Letter: Businesses not public places
Wedding: Greenhaw-Hays
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A5
Wedding: Greenhaw-Hays
Police Calls
July 17, 2007
Police Calls
How refreshing: WaterOne wins taste honor
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A6
WaterOne was recently awarded second place honors for having the best tasting water in the nation.
Dentists deliver family-oriented practice
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A7
Two new dentists are ready to treat Shawnee to a full array of services.
Area chiropractors get back in motion
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A7
With a little bit of love, two Shawnee chiropractors have created yet another reason for Shawnee to be proud of its downtown.
League of Women Voters get-together
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County has invited new and prospective members to a “Get Acquainted” Wine and Cheese Party Aug. 21 at the home of LWVJC President Royceann Mather. The League of Women Voters strives to educate citizens about issues, legislation and candidates; encourage individual participation in the political process; and sponsor candidate debates and public issue forums, among many other activities.
Out & About
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A8
Entertainment
Last chance to experience magic of Harry Potter
July 17, 2007
Haven’t been to a Harry Potter book release party yet? This is your last chance.
Off to see the Wizard
Shawnee children buff up their singing, dancing skills for Starlight
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A10
Andrew Moritz will celebrate his 7th birthday in a big way on the stage of Starlight Theatre on the opening night of “The Wizard of Oz.”
The marquee
July 17, 2007 in print edition on A10
Friday/20
Junior golfer to compete in international event
July 17, 2007
Junior golfer David Catt, of Shawnee, will compete in this year’s Optimist International Junior Golf Championships July 21-23 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Catt will compete in the boys 14-15 age division.
New coach brings experience to the sidelines
July 17, 2007
The challenges are many for Keith Nelson, new boys head soccer coach at Maranatha Academy.