Friday, February 16, 2007

Bail bondsman has big ideas for community’s future

Bail bondsman has big ideas for community’s future | "Sam Fields has never been able to get the big ideas out of his head.

That’s probably why Lawrence residents will hear Fields talking about Egypt during his campaign to fill one of three at-large seats on the City Commission.

“The problem with a lot of people is that they just live in today’s world,” Fields said. “They don’t think 20 to 30 years down the road.”

Fields said making sure the city doesn’t fall into that trap is one of his major goals. So, enter Egypt.

Here it is in a nutshell: Lawrence is looking to build a new public library. Fields thinks it should be along the banks of the Kansas River in the former Riverfront Mall — which is owned by members of The World Company, which owns the Journal-World. The location would be unique, but Fields wants to go further and dedicate the whole library to the lost Library of Alexandria, Egypt, which was on the banks of the Nile."

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