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Should Lawrence's school board start up an online, virtual charter school?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, the district should concentrate on improving existing programs.
 
58%
Yes, but as long as it doesn’t take money from existing programs after the federal funding runs out in three years.
 
19%
Yes. It would serve students who are home-schooled, who attend private schools or who are homebound for health reasons.
 
17%
Undecided.
 
4%
Total 401

All stories

Police say video tape might reveal identity of tire slasher
November 10, 2003
(Updated Monday at 4:50 p.m.) Lawrence police say they are reviewing a hotel surveillance tape that might provide clues about who slashed more than two dozen visiting Nebraska football fans’ tires Friday night.
Misty conditions to end by afternoon
November 10, 2003
(Web Posted Monday at 11:28 a.m.) Misty rain was dampening Lawrence streets for most of Monday morning — but the wet stuff was expected to clear out by the afternoon. The Lawrence Municipal Airport reported 0.01 of an inch of rain at 11 a.m., said Matt Jacobs, 6News meteorologist.
Board to consider charter school
Online instruction would focus on core subjects
November 10, 2003
The Lawrence school district may jump into the charter school business. Supt. Randy Weseman said the school board would begin discussions this week about creating an online school for nontraditional students in third through eighth grades.
Dean remark almost right
November 10, 2003
I have no problem with what Howard Dean was trying to say. It’s what he actually said that troubles me.
Study: Four popular diets yield modest weight loss
November 10, 2003
The first head-to-head trial of four popular diet plans — Atkins, Dean Ornish, Weight Watchers and the Zone — has found that people who stick with any of them for a year lose about 5 percent of their body weight, far fewer pounds than most dieters hope for, and at least a third drop out of all of them before the year is up.
University mission
November 10, 2003
Failed stewardship
November 10, 2003
On the money
November 10, 2003
Political briefs
November 10, 2003
¢ Kerry mulls declining public campaign fund ¢ Edwards says Dean’s flag talk ‘dangerous
New ‘Matrix’ loses spin
Film tops box office, but debut down 45 percent
November 10, 2003
The sci-fi Matrix saga lost some of its spin at the U.S. box office, with “The Matrix Revolutions” pulling in $50.16 million in its opening weekend — off 45 percent from the previous chapter’s weekend debut.
Fox’s ‘Skin’ done in; new millionaire ‘Joe’ needs to go
November 10, 2003
When asked how he felt about his party denying him its nomination for a fourth term as New York City’s mayor, Ed Koch replied, “The people have spoken.” He then mischievously added, “And now the people must be punished.”
Muldowney retires; Bernstein wins 69th
November 10, 2003
Three-time Top Fuel champion Shirley Muldowney ended her 30-year racing career Sunday with a loss in the second round of the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway.
S. Koreans fight riot police
November 10, 2003
Fire bombs lit up the evening sky in Seoul on Sunday as labor advocates and students battled riot police in one of the most violent protests in years. Dozens of students and workers were injured, witnesses said.
Speaker relates political history
Pulitzer Prize-winner tells of years spent advising presidents
November 10, 2003
Gary and Ann Hunsicker didn’t know what to expect when they took their seats at the Lied Center Sunday night to listen to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and student of the presidency, Roger Wilkins. They got a little bit of everything, the Edgerton couple said afterward.
Episcopal Church consecrates bishop in Topeka
Ordained leader to shepherd eastern Kansas congregations
November 10, 2003
At a critical moment in the history of the Episcopal Church, Dean Elliott Wolfe has been consecrated to lead the nearly 15,000 Episcopalians of eastern Kansas.
Veterans Day events planned for Lawrence
November 10, 2003
America’s military veterans will be saluted Tuesday in at least two ceremonies planned in Lawrence.
LMH board needs volunteers
November 10, 2003
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Institutional Review Board needs community volunteers to fill open board positions. The mission of the review board is to protect the privacy, safety, welfare and rights of all human research subjects. The board, made up of physicians, pharmacists and area residents, carefully reviews consent forms used for research to make sure subjects interested in participating can understand them.
Horizon 2020 supplement discussed
November 10, 2003
The Lawrence City Commission will discuss a supplement to the Horizon 2020 land use plan called the Sixth Street and Kansas Highway 10 nodal plan.
Report: Government remiss on hepatitis C warnings
November 10, 2003
Despite repeated promises, the federal government has failed to warn Americans about the potential dangers of hepatitis C, a virus that infects millions and kills thousands every year.
K.C. has no problem with Cleveland ‘D’
Chiefs’ offense scores five touchdowns in rout
November 10, 2003
For a unit that had given up only eight touchdowns in eight games, the Cleveland defense sure got pushed around in Kansas City.
Campbell wins Tour Championship
Woods, Singh in running for PGA Tour player of year
November 10, 2003
The PGA Tour player-of-the-year race still is up in the air.
Jayhawks’ exhibition opener tonight
November 10, 2003
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team should have a good shot at showing off its improved scoring ability tonight in its first official exhibition game. KU will entertain Sparta Praha at 7 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse.
Board to consider van purchase
November 10, 2003
The board will be asked to approve the purchase of two new V-8, four-speed, eight-passenger vans with tinted glass, cruise control and tilt steering. A bidding process resulted in an offer from Laird Noller Automotive, Lawrence, of $34,848 for two vans.
Elections the key
November 10, 2003
More turnover planned for best seats in house
Even as longtime fans pledge to cut university out of their wills, KU considering additional changes for season ticket holders
November 10, 2003
Bill Hutton and his wife, Lisa Lugar, won’t be table hosts at the Kansas University Alumni Association’s fancy Rock Chalk Ball fund-raiser next year in Overland Park.
Low pay can’t retain defense attorneys
Loss of veteran lawyers may jeopardize trials for high-level crimes
November 10, 2003
Many employees wouldn’t bother sticking with a job that didn’t give them a pay raise in 15 years, and John Frydman is no exception. Frydman, a Lawrence defense attorney, recently took his name off the list of court-appointed attorneys for criminal defendants who can’t afford to hire a lawyer. He’d been on the panel since the late 1980s, when the rate of pay from the state for handling felonies was $50 per hour. It hasn’t gone up since.
Saudis blame al-Qaida in blast
November 10, 2003
Saudis blamed al-Qaida militants Sunday for the suicide car bombing of a Riyadh housing complex that killed 17 people, declaring it proof of the terror network’s willingness to shed Muslim blood in its zeal to bring down the U.S.-linked Saudi monarchy.
S. Korean art student painted into diplomatic corner
November 10, 2003
Since she was a girl in South Korea, Kyung Mee Choi wanted to be an artist. “I always carried art supplies with me in my residences, and dreamt of becoming a painter someday,” she said. “But it was a sort of a vague dream, and I treated that dream like a hobby.”
U.S. steps up resistance after deadly week in Iraq
November 10, 2003
Soldiers arrested 18 people in a deadly missile barrage last month that Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz narrowly escaped, officials said Sunday. U.S. warplanes bombed near a center of Iraqi resistance, and the military said it was intensifying the fight against insurgents after increasingly bloody attacks.
Firms lower workload for 401(k) investors
Companies offer services to manage workers’ portfolios
November 10, 2003
A new era is dawning in 401(k)s — the hand-holding era. Recognizing that as many as half the nation’s workers are “reluctant investors” who want little to do with managing their retirement accounts, the financial-services industry is rushing into the $1.7 trillion 401(k) market with services that cater to workers who save too little, invest poorly and ignore their portfolios for years at a time.
One-vehicle crash kills two, injures one
November 10, 2003
Two Ellis residents died Saturday in a one-vehicle accident east of their hometown.
Sound of freedom
November 10, 2003
Richard E. ‘Wolfman’ Leeman
November 10, 2003
Cordley rocket club launches projectiles
November 10, 2003
Fifth-grader Jacob Wilson had high hopes Sunday for his 40-inch white, gold and black rocket named in honor of his deceased grandfather. But when launched from a field covered by corn stubble southwest of Lawrence, “Grandpa, I Miss You” went more horizontal than vertical and plowed into the fertile soil. It was among 40 rockets fired in the afternoon by Cordley School Rocket Club, with about half of the projectiles following unanticipated trajectory.
Celts bust three-game skid
Baker’s double-double pivotal in win over Kings
November 10, 2003
Boston Celtics coach Jim O’Brien said he didn’t care about starting lineups, because what really matters is who’s on the floor when the game is on the line. Maybe he ought to care about it a little more.
Jags ‘punish’ Colts, 28-23
Jacksonville backs boast; Reeves gets win No. 200
November 10, 2003
Fred Taylor ran the ball Sunday as well as he ran his mouth all week. The result for Jacksonville was a surprising 28-23 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, highlighted by Taylor’s game-winning, 32-yard touchdown run with 1:08 left.
Texas lone miss for Woodling in weekly contest
November 10, 2003
Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling put together a 5-1 record in last week’s Wanna Whack Woodling contest, missing Texas’ victory over Oklahoma State.
Self lauds Hawkins for effort in opener
KU sophomore guard played key role in win
November 10, 2003
Jeff Hawkins earned unofficial player-of-the-game honors many times during his four years at Kansas City Sumner Academy.
Interview reunites ‘Dallas’ cast
SOAPnet rehashes Bobby’s death, Pam’s bad dream
November 10, 2003
Larry Hagman was tempted to give away one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets. But, fortunately for “Dallas,” he wasn’t as greedy as his notorious character, John Ross “J.R.” Ewing Jr.
Democrats face male gender gap
November 10, 2003
Now that we’ve put the pickup truck with the Confederate flag back up on blocks, can we talk? The flap over Howard Dean’s clumsy remark about wanting to be the candidate of those guys was about race. Is it too late to talk about gender?
Programmable thermostats can help reduce energy bills
November 10, 2003
The mood at the table turned frosty as my son and daughter heard the news. “Natural gas prices are going way up. Your gas bill could be several hundred dollars a month,” my wife told them, as we sat at the kitchen table, eating pizza. “You’re going to have to start saving your money.” Matt and Katy, who each share apartments with other college students, listened quietly. Katy looked worried.
Budget woes force zoo to move animals
November 10, 2003
The Egyptian flapshell tortoises will stay put. But the lesser flamingos have to go. The Panamanian golden frogs will keep their same address. The pachyderms, however, are being sent packing.
Briefly
November 10, 2003
¢ Gore accuses Bush of ‘Big Brother’ policy ¢ Gay Episcopal bishop begins his ministry ¢ Former journalist dies
Briefly
November 10, 2003
¢ Opposition party makes gains in Japan ¢ Miss Afghanistan wins award at Miss Earth ¢ Security rearrests presidential candidate
Collecting space mementos becoming popular hobby
November 10, 2003
The collecting of space memorabilia, from components of spacecraft to the uniforms worn by astronauts who walked on the moon, is becoming a popular and sometimes expensive hobby.
States canceling presidential primaries
Kansas among those trying to save money
November 10, 2003
Several states have moved to drop their presidential primaries next year, worried about costs in still-tight financial times and wondering if the political exercise would serve any purpose.
Cabinet proposal leaves Arafat in charge of security
November 10, 2003
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia announced the formation of a Cabinet on Sunday, backing down from a bitter confrontation with Yasser Arafat and leaving the veteran Palestinian leader in firm control of the security forces.
Raymond ‘Shorty’ Schutz
November 10, 2003
Sooners set in South; Wildcats control North
November 10, 2003
There’s no question Oklahoma will clinch its first title of season next weekend. It’s just a matter of by how much.
Student initiative
November 10, 2003
Black media leaders funding Al Sharpton
November 10, 2003
Al Sharpton’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination has so far attracted little support from voters, but plenty of financial backing from a loosely knit coalition of wealthy black media barons and impresarios.
Analysis: Sebelius’ first year light on policy
Governor taking her time before laying out programs
November 10, 2003
In the year since her election, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has often seemed to be a whirlwind of activity. She has had government review teams generating long lists of ideas for making government more efficient and a policy group traveling the state to solicit opinions on education. A task force on rural life meets regularly, and she has sponsored regional and statewide summits on energy and economic development.
Thomas Phillips Sr.
November 10, 2003
No one wants to play OU
November 10, 2003
From the look of it, nobody wants to play Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl — and with good reason.
Close call for K.C.’s Hall
Kick returner just misses NFL record in Chiefs’ win
November 10, 2003
Sometimes only great plays stop great players. Chris Crocker avoided a block and made a desperation ankle tackle of Dante Hall, keeping the NFL’s most electrifying player from uncorking a record-breaking fifth touchdown return.
KU’s Randle, Gordon to continue to do double duty
November 10, 2003
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino hasn’t decided how he’ll use John Randle and Charles Gordon next season, but the freshmen will continue to play both offense and defense Saturday at Oklahoma State.
Horoscopes
November 10, 2003
Ice cream shop offers glimpse into terror war
November 10, 2003
At dawn, armed FBI agents assigned to an anti-terrorism unit converged on an unlikely front in the war on terrorism: a tiny ice cream shop in Brooklyn.
An ‘A’ for Abilene
The Interstate 70 landscape in Kansas shouldn’t be allowed to mirror the X-rated flavor of an I-70 drive across Missouri.
November 10, 2003
Kudos to the people of Dickinson County who are stepping up to fight the appearance of an adult superstore on Interstate 70 near Abilene. Perhaps residents of other Kansas communities along major highways will have the courage to follow suit.
Voting extended to elect new Guatemalan president
Former dictator thought in third place
November 10, 2003
Retired Gen. Efrain Rios Montt, a former military dictator who presided over the bloodiest days of Guatemala’s long civil war, was fighting to regain the presidency in national elections Sunday.
Ewing’s son makes debut at Indiana
Dad sends advice from Houston, where ex-NBA standout works as Rockets’ assistant coach
November 10, 2003
Pat Ewing Jr. expects the questions, and he already has prepared the answers. People want to know if his father influenced his game, how their styles compare and whether he ever could be as successful as the NBA’s first lottery pick.
Study: Heart patients not always given lifesaving medication
November 10, 2003
Doctors have known for a decade that drugs called ACE inhibitors are a cornerstone of care for congestive heart failure, yet a nationwide survey released Sunday shows that nearly one-third of patients are sent home from the hospital without this lifesaving treatment.
Project Safeguard helps protect children from shattered glass
November 10, 2003
Try to smash the fluorescent light bulbs from the day-care center at the Jewish Community Center in this Kansas City suburb. Although the glass shatters into tiny pieces, it stays contained inside a surrounding plastic tube.
Glimmer of hope in N. Korea
November 10, 2003
The bombs are bursting in Baghdad, but across the globe in North Korea there is a glimmer of hope.
Missouri tries to stop sales of poster showing goal posts being torn down
November 10, 2003
Two stores operated by the University of Missouri have stopped selling a poster of fans tearing down the goal posts at Faurot Field after the athletic department said the poster might promote unruly fan behavior.
City briefs
November 10, 2003
¢ Pet carnival nets $3,000 for humane society ¢ Extension elects new committee members ¢ Charity grants available ¢ Panel to discuss Bush foreign policy ¢ Independence Inc. to mark anniversary
On the record
November 10, 2003
Kenseth clinches Cup title
Elliott wins Pop Secret 400, but series settled with one race left
November 10, 2003
The pressure that has been Matt Kenseth’s constant companion for the past few months is gone.
People
November 10, 2003
¢ Socialite C.Z. Guest dies ¢ Cash memorial lines up all-star performers ¢ ‘American Idol’ runner-up sued