Chats for April 2007

Chat with Tami Clark, coordinator of the Headquarters Counseling Center's Life Support Rally

Thursday, April 26, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Chat with Tami Clark, coordinator of the Headquarters Counseling Center's Life Support Rally, about the fundraiser and center's services.

Tom Bracciano

Chat about school construction projects with Tom Bracciano.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 11:00 a.m.

Tom Bracciano, Director of Facilities and Operations for the Lawrence school district will be in the newscenter Wednesday, April 25th at 11:00 a.m. to do a chat about the bond issue construction projects, the new South Junior High, any and everything facilites-related.

Engineer to discuss this summer's downtown waterline replacement project

Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 3:00 p.m.

Philip Ciesielski, utilities engineer for the city of Lawrence, will answer questions about the city's latest waterline replacement replacement project in downtown Lawrence. He also can address other questions regarding the city's water and sewer systems.

Chat with a member of the Jayhawk Audubon Society about bird-watching

Thursday, April 19, 2007, 2:00 p.m.

Karyn Riney, a member of the Jayhawk Audubon Society, will take readers' questions about bird-watching, including what to look for this time of year in our area and techniques to increase your chances of having a successful outing.

Randy Weseman

Chat about the school response to threats with Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman

Thursday, April 19, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Lawrence School Supt. Randy Weseman will take your questions about the school district's response to today's bomb scare. <a href="">Read about the bomb threat and school reaction »</a> | <a href="">Read about parents' reaction, and school reaction to criticism »</a> | <a href="">See video interview with Weseman »</a>

Chat about the results of a new survey about Lawrence's recreational facility needs

Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 2:30 p.m.

PLAY - Partners for Lawrence Athletics and Youth - released survey results on April 11 that show many city residents want more recreational facilities and are willing to pay additional taxes for them. According to the survey, 53 percent of the more than 400 respondents are open to the idea of a new sales tax to pay for additional recreational facilities, including an indoor ice arena. An even larger percentage - 62 percent - said they were supportive of increasing the city's tourism tax charged to hotel guests. Bonnie Lowe, a former Lawrence mayor who is an organizer of PLAY, will chat online with readers at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18.

Chat with Steve Mason, Alferd Packer Memorial String Band Member

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 2:00 p.m.

It's said that nothing is certain, except death and taxes. Well, in Lawrence -- there's one other certainty tied to the latter part of that statement: a performance by the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band on Tax Day. Steve Mason, a member of the band, will join us at 2 p.m. -- just hours before the group conducts its annual Post Office concert at 7th and Vermont -- greeting last-minute filers with a party-like atmosphere of bluegrass tunes and roadkill stew. Chat with Steve about the history of the band, the reasons for the Tax Day concert and other topics.

Chat live with J-W KU football beat writer Ryan Wood

Friday, April 13, 2007, 3:30 p.m.

Quarterback battle? Secondary questions? What to expect from the new offense? Whatever you want to know about before heading to the April 15 spring game at Memorial Stadium, we've got the guy to help you out. Joining Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for a live chat session will be Journal-World KU football beat writer Ryan Wood, answering all of your gridiron questions as Mark Mangino prepares for his sixth season at the helm of the Jayhawks.

Anne Mergenmeier

Chat with roller derby skater Anne Mergenmeier

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Chat with Anne Mergenmeier, all-star skater with the KC Roller Warriors, who is one of nine Lawrence women in the all-female roller derby league.

Chat with Lawrence Mayor Sue Hack

Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Incoming Lawrence Mayor Sue Hack will take your questions after officially beginning her second mayoral term.

Representative from Lawrence & Douglas County Advocacy on Aging to chat on aging issues

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Linda E. O'Donnell, who works with the Lawrence & Douglas County Advocacy on Aging and a professor emerita at UMKC, will chat about issues facing the county's elderly.

Chat about the state of senior home care with Sandra Kelly-Allen

Monday, April 9, 2007, 11:00 a.m.

On Sunday, in the Journal-World and on 6News, reporter Christine Metz takes a look at the state of senior home care - a topic that takes on new urgency as the Baby Boom generation nears its twilight years. Monday, Metz will conduct an online chat with Sandra Kelly-Allen, Project LIVELY Coordinator for Lawrence-Douglas Coutny Health Department. The project helps connect seniors to home care services and evaluates the home to make sure it is safe.

Horticulture expert to discuss spring lawn care

Thursday, April 5, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

Bruce Chladny, horticulture agent with K-State Research & Extension-Douglas County, will take readers' questions about spring lawn care - from planting to fertilizing, mowing to weed control.

Jamie Shew

Chat about the 2007 election with County Clerk Jamie Shew

Wednesday, April 4, 2007, 2:00 p.m.

Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew oversaw Tuesday's balloting in Lawrence school and city races. He'll take your questions. Full coverage of the <a href="">2007 City Commission</a> and <a href="">2007 school board</a> elections.

Bob Moody

Chat live about the City Commission and School Board election results

Tuesday, April 3, 2007, 8:00 p.m.

Former Mayor Bob Moody will join business editor Mark Fagan live on the 6News election coverage at 8 p.m. Tuesday to discuss polling results. They'll take your questions and comments live online here at -- and a few of those questions might even be addressed on TV. Join the chat Tuesday evening.

Economist to discuss cost of moving KU-MU football game from Memorial Stadium to Arrowhead

Tuesday, April 3, 2007, 4:30 p.m.

David Darling, an economist based in Manhattan, Kan., will discuss his analysis of the cost of moving the KU-MU football game next season from Memorial Stadium to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Read the full report in Sunday's Journal-World.