Archive for Wednesday, December 3, 2003

Also from December 3

Births
On the street
Polls
Should a creek in eastern Lawrence be named for the late William S. Burroughs, a beat generation icon?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes. Burroughs, author of “The Naked Lunch,” lived out the last 15 years of his life in that neighborhood.
 
39%
No, I agree with Douglas County Commissioner Jere McElhaney that Burroughs was a heroin-addicted, wife-shooting keeper of a “revolutionary lifestyle” whose memory ought not be celebrated.
 
26%
No, the name of a natural landmark should go to someone who was more involved in local civic or cultural affairs.
 
18%
Yes, naming the 2.6-mile creek for Burroughs would help bring more literary tourists to the city and to the Brook Creek Neighborhood.
 
10%
Undecided.
 
4%
Total 1422

All stories

Commodities
December 3, 2003
On the record
December 3, 2003
Walker services
December 3, 2003
William J. Hensley
December 3, 2003
Sharon A. Reed Stumpf
December 3, 2003
George Lacy Phenicie
December 3, 2003
Gerald Edward Kuebler
December 3, 2003
DeAnna Mae Stone
December 3, 2003
School pledge
December 3, 2003
Ivan William Rappard
December 3, 2003
A good sign
A recently retired school crossing guard set an example for others to follow.
December 3, 2003
Cloyde Taylor liked to spend time with the kids, and “they all seem to like me all right, too.”
Notorious name
William Burroughs was a notable — but not exactly honorable — part of Lawrence history.
December 3, 2003
Notoriety isn’t necessarily a sign of respect.
End to violence
December 3, 2003
PepsiCo to eliminate jobs, close plant in Ky.
December 3, 2003
Charles Edwin Young
December 3, 2003
Horoscopes
December 3, 2003
Daily ticker
December 3, 2003
Josephine Stewart
December 3, 2003