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What should the city do about all the cigarette butts that litter downtown sidewalks now that the indoor smoking ban is in place?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s a littering issue. The city should step up enforcement and fine those who are littering with their cigarette butts.
 
42%
The city should buy and install outdoor ash receptacles for smokers.
 
33%
Nothing. It’s the responsibility of the business to keep the sidewalk clean.
 
14%
The city should send in crews each morning to clean up after the smokers.
 
9%
Total 1492

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Washington anti-tax group coming to state
July 9, 2004
(Web Posted Friday at 12:50 p.m.) The Washington, D.C. anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity today announced it was setting up shop in Kansas.
Governor announces workforce development system
July 9, 2004
(Updated Friday at 11:56 a.m.) TOPEKA — Gov. Kathleen Sebelius today announced a new workforce development system but candidly admitted that the administration is still trying to get a handle on how many different workforce training programs exist in the state.
Topeka peace rally to feature former Marine from Lawrence
July 9, 2004
(Web Posted Friday at 9:56 a.m.) A rally to express concerns about the war in Iraq will be held at noon tomorrow on the south steps of the Capitol. Speakers and singers will be featured and the rally will conclude around 1 p.m. with a march around the Capitol.
Rain to end by afternoon
July 9, 2004
(Web Posted Friday at 7:47 a.m.) Lawrence was getting some scattered light showers and rumbles of thunder this morning. But the rain is expected to end by noon, leaving behind hot and windy conditions for the afternoon and more July-like weather for the weekend, said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Briefly
July 9, 2004
¢ Sesquicentennial Parade deadline near ¢ Forum to explain rights for political involvement
ConAgra shooter was a ‘good guy’ at school
July 9, 2004
Elijah Brown, the man who went on a deadly shooting spree at a ConAgra Foods plant last Friday, had recently started learning construction at a nearby technical school.
Fund set up for shooting victims
July 9, 2004
The ConAgra Foods Inc. plant here has set up a memorial fund for families of employees who police say were killed by a co-worker last week.
Briefly
July 9, 2004
¢ Two soldiers wounded in clash in S. Ossetia ¢ Rebels: Deadline given to surrender suspect ¢ Scientists report finding bird thought extinct ¢ European court declines to grant rights to fetus
Briefly
July 9, 2004
¢ Bush prevails as House refuses to curb Patriot Act ¢ Accused U.S. Army deserter heads to reunion in Indonesia ¢ World court expected to rule on legality of Israeli barrier
E&P award
July 9, 2004
Kenseth still in title hunt
Bad luck hurting 2003 points champ
July 9, 2004
If these were the old days, Matt Kenseth would be getting nervous.
Adelphia founder found guilty
Father, son convicted of conspiracy, fraud
July 9, 2004
Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son Timothy were convicted Thursday of conspiracy, bank fraud and securities fraud for looting the cable firm and duping its investors.
Former Enron boss pleads innocent
Kenneth Lay could face 175 years in jail, fines of more than $5.7 million
July 9, 2004
Former Enron Corp. CEO Kenneth Lay pleaded innocent Thursday to federal charges that he was involved in a wide-ranging scheme to deceive the public, company shareholders and government regulators about the energy company that he founded and led to industry prominence before its collapse.
West coach eager to retire — again
July 9, 2004
This time, Carl Madison vows he means it.
Poll shows Bush with slight lead over Kerry
Results also show support for VP choice of Edwards
July 9, 2004
President Bush has opened a slight lead over John Kerry while regaining the confidence of some voters on the economy and other domestic issues, according to an Associated Press poll with a silver lining for Democrats.
Sideline
July 9, 2004
¢ Armstrong to skip Athens ¢ Brand supports NABC ¢ Dixon suffers concussion
Lightweight Democratic slate
July 9, 2004
One of the things people hate most about politics is politicians who don’t tell the truth and change their positions at the drop of an opinion poll.
Saddam treatment questioned
July 9, 2004
Has anyone noticed that the charges leveled last week against Saddam Hussein bore no relation to the reasons offered by President Bush for his pre-emptive invasion of Iraq? Not a word about Saddam being linked to terrorist attacks on the United States or having weapons of mass destruction that posed an imminent threat to our nation’s security.
Mentally ill inmates concern jail staff
Three incidents highlight need for treatment programs, sheriff says
July 9, 2004
The man charged with holding a nurse hostage inside the Douglas County Jail last fall and threatening to kill her with a pencil has a history of bipolar disorder, records show.
Education board still at odds over wording of social studies standard
July 9, 2004
A stalemate continues among Kansas State Board of Education members who cannot decide how much emphasis social studies teachers should put on global issues.
Sox halt five-game slide
Uribe delivers game-winning hit in ninth inning
July 9, 2004
Juan Uribe’s game-winning, RBI single snapped the Chicago White Sox’s five-game losing streak and saved his teammates from the wrath of manager Ozzie Guillen.
Abreau powers Phillies past Mets
Ninth-inning home run helps Philadelphia extend lead in East Division
July 9, 2004
Bobby Abreu smiled as the remnants of a shaving cream pie dripped off his neck and hair. Not even first-time All-Stars who hit winning homers are immune to Philadelphia’s postgame celebration.
Gladys J. Miller
July 9, 2004
Six-string strummin’
July 9, 2004
July showers prolong may flowers
July 9, 2004
Briefly
July 9, 2004
¢ Hundreds of cars expected for show ¢ 10 new police officers to join Lawrence force ¢ County dumping trucks through eBay auction ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Glickman adjusts to taking over MPAA
July 9, 2004
A key casting decision relating to the movie industry was revealed last week — and it didn’t involve an actor.
Saddam novel references Sept. 11 in tale of Arabs vs. West
July 9, 2004
Saddam Hussein’s latest novel contains an apparent reference to the Sept. 11 attacks and returns to his favorite theme of good vs. evil: Arabs and Muslims fighting their enemies in the West.
Giuliani stumps for Blunt, president
July 9, 2004
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Republicans here Wednesday night that a strong showing by Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt in November’s gubernatorial election would be a key victory for President Bush as well.
Herbert Mason Folks
July 9, 2004
Hunt explores ‘New Shade of Blue’
July 9, 2004
Kelley Hunt is a pro. Pro like Karl Malone. Pro like Dan Rather. Pro like P. Diddy.
Briefly
July 9, 2004
¢ 4-year-old hurt by fireworks dies ¢ Former janitor arrested for locker room tape
Veterinarian seeks to unseat Republican commissioner
July 9, 2004
Marguerite Ermeling is continuing her quest to mount an independent campaign for Douglas County Commission.
Briefly
July 9, 2004
¢ Fourth transplant patient dies of rabies ¢ Abuse alleged to have led to slayings on ranch ¢ Wildfires may endanger rare red squirrels ¢ Study signals promise for new HIV therapy
Horoscopes
July 9, 2004
People
July 9, 2004
¢ Michael shuts fan forum ¢ Family sues for lion’s share ¢ Cantone gets one-man show ¢ Making baldness cool again
Buffoons as newsmen? More at 11
Why it’s so easy to lampoon America’s anchors
July 9, 2004
Will Ferrell’s title character in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” is faced with a serious female colleague for the first time. Diversity is the reason, he’s told. But he thinks diversity is the name of an old wooden ship from the Civil War.
Stargate’ wormholes its way to new season
July 9, 2004
The Sci Fi channel’s most popular series opens a new chapter with the two-hour season premiere of “Stargate SG-1” (8 p.m., Sci Fi). You needn’t have followed the series, or have seen the 1994 movie version of “Stargate,” to keep up with the action.
Made to be broken?
July 9, 2004
If laws aren’t going to be enforced, they shouldn’t be on the books.
Public open mind to female candidates
July 9, 2004
Before I raise my glass to John Edwards, may I take a moment to salute a little known “mentioner” on a small island in Maine. Midway through the Fourth of July parade, behind the fire trucks and before the clowns, there was a family float bearing the message: Woman Veep in 2004.
Class bias
July 9, 2004
Orchards help
July 9, 2004
Welcome relief
July 9, 2004
Dip still there
July 9, 2004
Tenn. prison fugitive found in Kansas 28 years later
Escapee had children, was living in Harper County
July 9, 2004
A man living under an assumed name since he fled a Tennessee prison in 1976 is back in custody in Kansas.
Thief steals 312 left shoes
July 9, 2004
If people say you’ve got two left feet, there’s a thief somewhere with a deal for you.
Junqueira sick of second place
July 9, 2004
Bruno Junqueira is getting tired of finishing second.
Schumacher just keeps winning
July 9, 2004
Michael Schumacher keeps finding ways to win.
70 dog night
Dog Stock assembles bands to benefit Akita Rescue Farm
July 9, 2004
Randy Long gives his dog a bear hug. “This one is named Geddy — for Geddy Lee of Rush,” he says of the fluffy, burly Akita. “I sometimes forget people’s names, but never dogs’ names.”
This just in: ‘Anchorman’ funny, uneven
July 9, 2004
During rather hilarious outtakes that run over the closing credits of “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” star Will Ferrell is seen improvising take after take of the same scene. Each time he comes up with a different off-the-wall phrase to punctuate his dialog.
Daily ticker
July 9, 2004
Lawrence hospital’s CEO mum on executive’s departure
Chief operating officer leaves nonprofit facility
July 9, 2004
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital administrator that oversaw many of the facility’s patient care departments has unexpectedly left her position at the hospital.
Judge rejects Stewart’s bid for new trial
July 9, 2004
A federal judge on Thursday denied Martha Stewart’s latest request for a new trial based on allegations that a government ink expert lied on the witness stand.
Briefcase
July 9, 2004
¢ Jobless claims decline to October 2000 levels ¢ FCC, Nextel reach deal to improve systems ¢ Payless sales fall in June
U.S. retailers report mixed results in June
Wal-Mart blames high gasoline prices, cool weather for disappointing performance
July 9, 2004
A slow start to summer weather and higher gasoline prices stifled business at many of the nation’s big retailers last month, giving the overall industry a mixed sales performance.
Mortgage rates decline
July 9, 2004
Rates on 30-year and 15-year mortgages dropped for a third straight week to levels that homebuyers haven’t been able to take advantage of since the spring.
Armstrong fades to sixth; Voeckler leads
July 9, 2004
Lance Armstrong lost his overall lead in the Tour de France to Thomas Voeckler on Thursday, an honor the five-time champion willingly conceded — for now.
Lewis busts out for 19 in Sting victory
July 9, 2004
Tynesha Lewis scored a career-high 19 points, leading Charlotte to a 70-67 victory over Seattle on Thursday night.
Afghans arrest Americans allegedly running own jail
July 9, 2004
Afghan forces arrested three Americans, including a purported former Green Beret, after raiding a jail they were allegedly running in the Afghan capital and finding prisoners hanging from their feet, officials said Thursday.
Sharon to meet with opposition party
Seven Palestinians killed in Gaza Strip
July 9, 2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Thursday said he would open talks with the opposition Labor Party to form a broad coalition government, a union that would give the Israeli leader much-needed support as he pushes forward with his contentious Gaza withdrawal plan.
Official: Sharon ready to discuss nuclear-free zone
July 9, 2004
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is ready to discuss a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East as part of future peace talks, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Thursday.
Protein vials taken from KU lab
Substances were part of grant-sponsored study seeking cure for cancer
July 9, 2004
Somewhere in the labyrinth of Kansas University’s Malott Hall, medical researchers spent a year coddling 50 vials of microscopic amounts of protein, waiting for the substances to purify for use in the crusade against cancer.
Teen’s death stuns town
Baling wire used to tie Argonia valedictorian to railroad track
July 9, 2004
In the pitch blackness of the rural Kansas night, the object lying on the railroad tracks looked like a traffic cone someone had thrown onto the line.
Hospice house in Lawrence is goal of fund-raising drive
Agency looking to raise $3 million to build inpatient facility for dying
July 9, 2004
Linda Sosa, her daughter in tow, traveled Easter Sunday to Lawrence from Japan to begin caring for her terminally ill brother.
Missing Marine safe; Navy investigating disappearance
July 9, 2004
A Marine corporal missing from his unit in Iraq for more than two weeks was safely with U.S. officials here, but his appearance at the American Embassy compound Thursday did little to dispel the mystery surrounding a bizarre disappearance.
Richardson’s lawsuit dismissed
Judge says ex-Arkansas coach’s pride was ‘wounded’
July 9, 2004
Nolan Richardson’s race discrimination lawsuit against Arkansas was dismissed Thursday by a federal judge who said the case was mostly about “wounded pride.”
Okafor added to U.S. basketball team
July 9, 2004
The chance to win an Olympic gold medal just months after an NCAA title was too good for Emeka Okafor to turn down.
Kansas cornerback feeling confident
Junior-college transfer eager to get on field after offseason in Jayhawk conditioning program
July 9, 2004
Kansas University’s football coaches were so desperate for help at cornerback last season that the Jayhawks moved two of their most talented offensive players to the secondary.
Outlaws roll in tourney opener
July 9, 2004
The Lawrence Outlaws brought a little more than improved defense to the table Thursday to kick off the Outlaw Tournament at Free State High.
Track trials begin under cloud
July 9, 2004
The U.S. Olympic track and field trials, always a scene of high drama and breathtaking triumph, begin today under a steroid-tainted cloud.
KU’s Emsick first to go at Trials
Baldwin’s Brown also among Olympic hopefuls
July 9, 2004
Track and field trials for the U.S. Olympics team will begin today in Sacramento, Calif., but most Kansas University and area athletes won’t swing into competition until late next week.
Aquahawks tuning up for sectional meet
July 9, 2004
More than 600 swimmers representing 25 teams from six states will be in town this weekend for the Roger Hill Invitational.
Archdiocese: Chance to sue over sex abuse is gone
July 9, 2004
A lawyer for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said victims abused by Roman Catholic clergy decades ago missed their chance to sue the church, even if their allegations of rape and molestation are true.
Official urged to resign over remark to child
July 9, 2004
State Education Secretary Richard Riordan jokingly told a child her name, Isis, meant “stupid, dirty girl,” prompting widespread criticism and posing a quandary for the man who appointed him, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Committee to release critical Iraq investigation
July 9, 2004
A Senate report on intelligence failures leading up to the invasion of Iraq, to be released today, will conclude that analysts were not pressured to change their views to support arguments for the attack, congressional and other officials said.
House approves wind damage bill
July 9, 2004
The House approved a bill Thursday that would develop a national program to help reduce property damage and possibly deaths from hurricanes, tornadoes and other storms packing high winds.
MLB briefs
July 9, 2004
¢ Vazquez, Lo Duca All-Star replacements ¢ Bonds, Blalock added to Home Run Derby ¢ Ordonez returns from disabled list ¢ Japan’s baseball owners reject World Cup plan
Five U.S. soldiers, Iraqi guardsman killed in attack
July 9, 2004
Iraqi insurgents detonated a car bomb and then hammered a military headquarters in the city of Samarra with a mortar barrage Thursday, leveling the building and killing five U.S. soldiers and one Iraqi guardsman, the U.S. military said.
U.S. warns of terror plot before election
July 9, 2004
Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced Thursday that al-Qaida was “moving forward” with plans for a “large-scale attack” in the United States aimed at disrupting the November elections.
Addison Tibbets Miller
July 9, 2004
George C. Kay
July 9, 2004
Charles A. Carmitchel Jr.
July 9, 2004
John James Schmidt
July 9, 2004
Paul Arlie Scott
July 9, 2004
College tuition costs going up again
July 9, 2004
Despite a recovering economy and exasperation in Congress, college tuition will be up sharply again next year — though experts say that once financial aid is factored in, students may not be worse off.
Education Department makes plans to help districts meet new standards
July 9, 2004
Moving the focus from schools to districts and creating teams are part of the Kansas State Department of Education’s plan to help Kansas schools meet standards set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Lawrence briefs
July 9, 2004
¢ Accident on turnpike causes traffic backup ¢ Fan drive set for Saturday ¢ KU senior selected for Capitol internship ¢ Chamber Orchestra schedules elections
On the record
July 9, 2004
Pitching, surprisingly, puts Cardinals on top
St. Louis, at 20 games over .500, owns six-game lead in NL Central
July 9, 2004
The pitching staff that wasn’t supposed to be good enough to contend, more than the All Star-studded lineup, has the St. Louis Cardinals on top of the National League.
Helene Neuman
July 9, 2004
Iraq insurgency far larger than thought
July 9, 2004
The Iraq insurgency is far larger than the 5,000 guerrillas previously thought to be at its core, U.S. military officials say, and it’s being led by well-armed Iraqi Sunnis angry at being pushed from power alongside Saddam Hussein.
Dole to give eulogy for former campaign manager
Crowd of former senator’s employees expected at today’s funeral in Wichita for Bill Wohlford
July 9, 2004
U.S. Sen. Bob Dole is expected to make an infrequent home-state appearance today so he can deliver a eulogy at the funeral of his former top aide Bill Wohlford.
Cronyism beef leveled at study
$422,000 grant raises questions about state’s ties to livestock association
July 9, 2004
There might be more than meets the nose to the stink wafting from state-subsidized composting of dead cattle and manure at three western Kansas feedlots.