Archive for Tuesday, August 5, 2008

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Kline loses; sales tax wins
August 5, 2008
When the preliminary numbers for advance votes came out, Steve Howe, Republican candidate for Johnson County District Attorney, was certainly pleased.
Sales tax question winning; Kline losing
August 5, 2008
The Johnson County public safety sales tax question is passing with voters in early returns.
City’s growth spurs ‘Journey’
August 5, 2008
The Rev. Wallace Smith hopes the growth in western Shawnee will trickle over into his new church.
De Soto board OKs budget, mill levy hike
Sound system for Mill Valley complex to get $28,000 worth of upgrades
August 5, 2008 in print edition on B8
Homeowners in De Soto USD 232 will pay a higher tax rate to the school district this coming year.
Holliday Sand & Gravel sold to Ash Grove Cement
August 5, 2008 in print edition on B8
Holliday Sand & Gravel, which has plants in Shawnee, Edwardsville and Bonner Springs, was purchased Friday by an Overland Park-based cement company.
Poultry band to end series
August 5, 2008
The Shawnee Summer Concert Series will come to a close Friday at West Flanders Park, 55th Street and Nieman Road.
Clearing the smoke
Judges-to-be learn ins, outs of barbecue
August 5, 2008
Bob Nowak wanted to know what judges were thinking when they scored his team Lost in Sauce’s barbecue, so he became a judge.
Soccer national finals to be televised
August 5, 2008
At noon Saturday, Aug. 9, the 2008 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships will be featured on Fox Soccer Channel during the two-hour U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships Highlight Show.
Letter: Follow the money
August 5, 2008
To the editor: Regarding the mysterious $392 reimbursement on a City Council member’s expense account: The key words of the Watergate investigation and scandal were, “Follow the Money.”
Beal: City’s problems follow flight to the suburbs
August 5, 2008
The situation seems almost untenable and it’s not going to get any better any time soon without some careful thought and a lot of hard work. Real gasoline prices - that is, with inflation figured in - have risen beyond the levels of the 1973 OPEC oil embargo.
Editorial: Energy pattern must be broken
August 5, 2008
The big thinking of a Texas billionaire might help the nation get moving toward more energy independence.
Thieves target metal materials
August 5, 2008
Several reports of thieves taking metal materials from public areas have occurred in the past week, according to Shawnee police.
Libraries are open to cool off
August 5, 2008
The Johnson County Health Department, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages residents who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of 13 library branches. All of these facilities will be available during normal business hours.