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Lawrence Journal World (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Lawrence, Kansas By Chad Lawhorn Twitter: @ clawhorn_ ljw It is 9 feet tall and drawing curious stares at the corner of Ninth and Massachusetts streets downtown. It is not the world’s tallest street performer, but Downtown Lawrence Inc. officials think it will grab the attention of visitors for years to come. Construction work is underway on a new Downtown Lawrence kiosk that will include a downtown map, a listing of more than 180 downtown businesses and a lighted sign board to list upcoming downtown events. “ We’re thrilled that it is finally happening,” said Sally Zogry, executive director of Downtown Lawrence Inc. “ A lot of people have said we’ve needed it for a long time.” The kiosk will include a “ you are here” type of map, which Zogry said should help aid visitors who aren’t familiar with the downtown area. The brick and stone kiosk will be at the northeast corner of Ninth and Massachusetts streets. Construction is expected to be completed in another week or two. All dues- paying members of Downtown Lawrence Inc. J ournal - W orld ® $ 1.00 LJWorld. com MONDAY • JULY 27 • 2015 USA TODAY President Obama prizes Ethiopia in terror war. 1B L A W R E N C E Business 5 A Classified 5 C- 8C Comics 6 A Deaths 2 A Events listings 5A, 2C Horoscope 4 A Opinion 7 A Puzzles 4 A Sports 1 C- 4C Television 8A, 2C USA Today 1B- 8B Vol. 157/ No. 208 24 pages Join us at Facebook. com/ LJWorld and Twitter. com/ LJWorld Tired of paying big bucks for air- conditioning? Find out how the right fan can cut your power bill. Fix- It Chick, 3A Fan your money Richard Gwin/ Journal World- Photo After years away, Lucas Creamer has returned to Lawrence and opened a motorcycle shop at 912 N. 3rd St. See the video at LJWorld. com/ harleyboss When the road calls, he answers Only in Lawrence: A Monday feature highlighting behindthe- scenes stars and unsung heroes who make Lawrence a special place to live. To suggest someone for a feature, email news@ ljworld. com. Put Only in Lawrence in the subject line. By Conrad Swanson Twitter: @ conradswanson I n his teenage years, Lucas Creamer’s parents forbade him from owning either a Jeep or a motorcycle. At 17, Creamer moved from his parents’ home into an apartment and bought both. “ It went over about how you expect it would,” laughed longtime friend Parish Sneegas. “ But when he got out it was time for him to go. He went out into the world and made his way.” “ When I was 17 I had a job, I was making money and I was ready to leave the house and be my own boss,” Creamer said. “ I just wanted to do what I wanted to do, and if I had the money and a job to pay for it ( a motorcycle), I Lucas Creamer brings vintage bikes to North Lawrence I always liked what was going on in that garage.” — Lucas Creamer, motorcycle wizard “ Please see ROAD, page 2A Lied Center puts students first Plans more free school- only performances this fall. Story, 3A By Karen Dillon Twitter: @ karensdillon On Sept. 10, 2009, Mackenzie Jones, who had just graduated from college, was teaching elementary students in a village on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda, when she first got wind there was trouble. Jones saw dozens of Ugandans running through the village toward the church that was next door to the school. Another teacher told Jones that there were riots breaking out in the city. Not knowing what to do — Jones was working for a small nonprofit, alone and had only been in Africa a short time — she called 20- year- old Lubega Henry, a man who had been helping her at the school. Seeking a path for the hero who saved her life LETTER FROM UGANDA Nick Krug/ Journal- World Photo FORMER KANSAS UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR of journalism Malcolm Gibson, left, and Mackenzie Jones, assistant director of the Kansas African Studies Center, are working together to bring Lubega Henry, a Ugandan refugee, to Kansas by way of an education visa. 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