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Chats for July 2006

Chat with 6Sports anchor D.J. Whetter

Monday, July 31, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

D.J. Whetter's got the local sports scene covered. If you have any questions from KU football to Tonganoxie girls basketball, go ahead and ask away.

Chat with J-W KU Football Beat Writer Ryan Wood

Friday, July 28, 2006, 3:00 p.m.

Ryan Wood will try not to outpunt his coverage when he fields your questions on the 2006 KU football squad.

Chat with Sheila Wilkins on the local arts community

Thursday, July 27, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Sheila Wilkins, owner of <a href="http://www.lawrence.com/places/fields_gallery/">Fields Gallery</a>, 712 Mass., and organizer of the Lawrence Downtown Gallery Walk, will chat about the upcoming quarterly gallery walk (Friday, July 28) as well as other issues affecting local artists, including how to generate more interest in local arts, what the arts mean to the community and any other topic of interest to readers.

Chat with Nikki King, Executive Director of Health Care Access

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Nikki King, Executive Director of Health Care Access, chats about the agency, including the effects of losing $38,000 in state funding.

Chat with Municipal Court Judge Randy McGrath

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 11:30 a.m.

Municipal Court Judge Randy McGrath chats with readers about traffic and criminal matters.

Chat about KU football's upcoming season

Monday, July 24, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Pat Henderson is in charge of the KU Quarterback club and used to be a KU assistant coach. He'll take questions about Mark Mangino's 2007 squad.

Chat about "Lady in the Water" and other summer movies

Thursday, July 20, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Jon Niccum, entertainment editor for the Lawrence Journal-World, takes questions about "<a href="http://www.lawrence.com/movies/1136/">Lady in the Water</a>," "<a href="http://www.lawrence.com/movies/1137/">Clerks II</a>" and all of your favorite summer movies.

Chat about Thursday's sidewalk sale and other downtown issues.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Rick Marquez is the executive director of Downtown Lawrence Inc. He'll talk about Thursday's sidewalk sale, waterline reconstruction on Massachusetts Street and all your downtown-related queries.

Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew

Chat about the new voting machines and other electoral issues

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Election season is winding up. Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew chats about the county's new voting machines and other vote-counting issues.

Chat about the Lawrence sports scene

Monday, July 17, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan takes your questions about KU, Lawrence High, Free State and other area sports teams.

Chat about college hoops recruiting

Friday, July 14, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

KU pulled off a big surprise with the signing of Darrell Arthur to all but wrap up its 2006 recruiting class, but if you have any questions about what some of the other Big 12 schools are up to then recruiting analyst Shay Wildeboor is your man. The scribe from JayhawkSlant.com will be fielding your questions this Friday at 1:30 p.m. So go ahead and ask him everything from whether or not the Jayhawks will be cutting down the nets in Atlanta, to where on earth O.J. Mayo will end up.

Chat with Dr. Wes Crenshaw about family issues

Thursday, July 13, 2006, 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Wes Crenshaw is a board-certified family psychologist and director of the Family Therapy Institute Midwest. He co-authors a <a href="http://www2.ljworld.com/news/living/columns/double_take/">weekly column</a> in the Journal-World's Pulse section, focusing on issues affecting young people.

Tom Palace chats about gas price fluctuations

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Tom Palace, executive director of Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association of Kansas, takes your questions about gas price fluctuations.

Bob Johnson

County Commissioner Bob Johnson takes your questions

Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Douglas County Commissioner Bob Johnson takes your questions about the Lecompton bridge, the South Lawrence Trafficway and other issues affecting the residents of Douglas County.

Chat with 6News sports director Kevin Romary

Monday, July 10, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

6News sports director Kevin Romary has an intimate knowledge of the Lawrence sports scene - Jayhawks, Lions, Firebirds and more. He'll tell you how those programs are shaping up as the fall sports scene approaches.