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Do you think that the latest Sixth Street project will be done on time?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. The other Sixth Street project that started in August and was expected to be finished by the end of the year is still not finished.
Yes. The construction crews will make every effort to get the new repaving job from Arkansas Street to Arizona Street done by the expected July 30 deadline.
No. June is one of the wettest months of the year, so the project will probably be delayed.
Total 373

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KU chancellor takes trip to Asia
June 1, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 3:59 p.m.) Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway leaves today for an eight-day trip to Asia for fund-raising and other events.
Police investigating beating
June 1, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.) Lawrence police are investigating the apparent beating of a 20-year-old Lawrence man found unresponsive this morning with multiple skull fractures and cuts on his head.
New Sixth Street project reducing traffic flow
June 1, 2004
(Updated Tuesday at 12:03 p.m.) Another stretch of Sixth Street is getting a fresh coat of asphalt. Work started this morning on a project to repave Sixth between Arizona Street and Arkansas Street.
Sunflower Girls State begins next week at KU
June 1, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 11:17 a.m.) More than 400 incoming high school seniors from Kansas will be at Kansas University beginning Sunday for the 62nd annual American Legion Auxiliary Kansas Sunflower Girls State.
Clear, sunny weather expected
June 1, 2004
(Web Posted Tuesday at 8:09 a.m.) It’s a good week to shut off your air conditioner and open the windows to spring — the highs will be in the mid 70s and low 80s, with the overnight lows in the 50s through Friday.
June 1, 2004
¢ Indy 500 a big-name draw ¢ ‘Baby Jessica’ now a graduate
Safin succumbs to pain in hand
Nalbandian downs blister-ridden netter at French Open
June 1, 2004
Marat Safin’s left pinkie was mummified. Parts of four other fingers were wrapped with white tape, too, and matchbook-sized patches protected each burning palm. Splotches of rust-colored medicine stained his hands.
KGA event starts today
June 1, 2004
Defending champions Jimmy Saporito of Olathe and Matt Lowe of Pittsburg are among 75 teams that will tee off today at Alvamar Golf Club in the KGA Fourball Championship.
Lakers oust T’Wolves, 96-90
June 1, 2004
The Lakers love a little drama — and the NBA’s most entertaining show is headed back to the NBA Finals.
Lightning even Cup series, 2-all
June 1, 2004
The Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t ask goalie Nikolai Khabibulin for much in the biggest game in their history, only perfection. He delivered it, too, by all but saving their season.
Griffey tags homer No. 494
June 1, 2004
Ken Griffey Jr. isn’t fueled by the drive for 500 home runs. His inspiration Monday was souvenir World Series championship rings the Florida Marlins handed out to fans.
Lopez starts, pitches O’s to 13-4 win
June 1, 2004
Rodrigo Lopez proved he can pitch as a reliever, and now he’s showing he can start, too.
There’s no need to be bored
Amuse yourself all summer long
June 1, 2004
Long summer hours stretch ahead with no school or homework to fill them, but there’s no reason to stay at home with nothing to do. Book clubs, movies, concerts and carnivals — there’s an activity to be found for just about anyone’s taste.
Children and fun
The injury rates for youngsters in organized sports demand serious reflection.
June 1, 2004
It’s estimated that more than 30 million youngsters take part in various organized sports in a year’s time. That probably doesn’t surprise anyone familiar with the athletic scene in the Lawrence area. Many local families spend untold hours coming and going to events in which their youngsters are involved — football, baseball, soccer, basketball and the like.
Scandals hurt war effort
June 1, 2004
Zell Miller, the plain-spoken quasi-Democrat from Georgia, took to the Senate floor earlier this month to bemoan all the fuss about the prison abuse scandal.
Kansas brothers reunite at WWII memorial
June 1, 2004
Five Kansas brothers — U.S. Navy veterans all — came together over the weekend for the first time in 17 years. The occasion was the dedication of the National World War II Memorial.
Tour organizers hope to cultivate local residents’ interest in trees
June 1, 2004
You can’t take home the red brick streets, cut limestone curbs or expansive front porches from the majestic Old West Lawrence neighborhood. But you can steal an idea or two about some of the stately green giants that have stood sentry just west of downtown for more than a century.
Summerland’ hopes for warm reception
Full House’ actress brings idea for new family series to life on The WB
June 1, 2004
Lori Loughlin is on the beach. There’s sand and deck chairs and surfboards — but the sunshine is artificial light and the sky a painted backdrop. It’s the set of a fictional seaside community called “Summerland,” a new family drama on the WB.
Lawyer says his arrest is warning about liberty
June 1, 2004
Brandon Mayfield, the Oregon lawyer wrongfully imprisoned this month in connection with terrorist bombings in Spain, said his ordeal underscored a warning he has sounded since his days as a law student at Washburn University.
Maxwell services
June 1, 2004
Semans services
June 1, 2004
Area briefs
June 1, 2004
¢ Sites offer youngsters free breakfasts, lunches ¢ Ottawa festival offers new activities ¢ Oskaloosa sale to benefit food bank ¢ Lawrence couple to portray Cordleys
Memorial Day marked at area cemeteries
Many turn out to remember
June 1, 2004
Beautiful weather and a strong sense of patriotism led hundreds to visit area cemeteries and attend Memorial Day ceremonies Monday.
Board looks at donation equity
June 1, 2004
A wealthy alumnus gives a large sum of money to Kansas University, with the stipulation that it be used for a specific project, school or department. It’s a scenario that’s common at KU and other universities, and it may soon become more common at Lawrence public schools.
Old friends take flight again
June 1, 2004
Ivan Behel Sr. bolts out of the car and hurriedly walks over to a hangar at Lawrence Municipal Airport. He’s anticipating a reunion with a friend he hasn’t seen in more than a half century. He grins ear to ear when he sees her.
K-State vet helps pioneer eye surgery
June 1, 2004
Dustin, a 4-year-old Bichon Frise, was running into things around the house. But it wasn’t until last December that Sherry Fleenor noticed something was really wrong, when she saw a white cloudiness in her dog’s left eye.
City briefs
June 1, 2004
¢ Hack goes online to talk to constituents ¢ Jayhawks coming home for football festivities
Pricey Nikon D70 makes amateurs’ shots sparkle
June 1, 2004
Our overnight backpacking trip was supposed to be bare bones — just enough food for 48 hours, no extra socks, no bulky books. We considered ditching the tent to shed pounds.
Couples should share financial information
June 1, 2004
Some loving couples would rather share a toothbrush than a bank book. But that’s a mistake. Two people in a long-term relationship should share their basic financial information.
Saudi attack suspects elude authorities
June 1, 2004
Saudi authorities hunted Monday for three suspected al-Qaida militants who used hostages as human shields to escape after a weekend assault on a residential complex that killed 22 people, mostly foreign oil industry workers.
Baghdad car bombing kills four Iraqis
Shiite leaders ask Americans to stop ‘aggressive patrolling’
June 1, 2004
A car bomb exploded Monday near coalition headquarters, killing four people and wounding 25 in violence that U.S. authorities believe was aimed at blocking the coming transfer of power. Four American soldiers were reported killed in other attacks.
Early Bush ads show negativity
June 1, 2004
It was a typical week in the life of the Bush re-election machine.
Fort Riley, Sebelius honor soldiers killed in action
June 1, 2004
As a boy, Maj. James Schwartz went to a cemetery each Memorial Day to honor the nation’s war dead.
TCM fetes the one and only … Archie Leach?
June 1, 2004
Late in his life, Cary Grant arrived at a benefit event without his invitation. When the woman at the ticket counter asked him who he was, he told her, “I’m Cary Grant.” She looked up and said, “You don’t look like Cary Grant.” To which he replied, “I know. Nobody does.”
New study examines low-dose chemo
June 1, 2004
It’s a worrisome finding: About a third of patients with potentially curable breast cancer aren’t getting full-strength doses of chemotherapy because of side effects or other problems.
SEC lands nine teams in NCAAs
Texas selected as top national seed for postseason extravaganza; Big 12 notches six teams
June 1, 2004
The road to the College World Series will go through the Southeastern Conference.
Young’s return sparks Detroit past K.C.
June 1, 2004
The Detroit Tigers expected their offense to pick up once Dmitri Young returned to the lineup. They just didn’t expect it to happen so quickly.
Wood: Firebird Price deserved first team
June 1, 2004
Ryne Price, it appears, was too good for his own good. He arrived in Lawrence in the summer of 2002, straight from the baseball fields of central California. His junior year at Free State High was spectacular.
KU’s Giddens, Jackson shaken after wreck
June 1, 2004
J.R. Giddens figures he and buddy Darnell Jackson are lucky to be alive today. Both escaped a Memorial Day weekend automobile accident with body bruises and scrapes — but apparently no serious injuries.
Callous attitude reflects break with reality
June 1, 2004
I’ve chosen not to see the video of Nicholas Berg’s beheading.
Powell influence on the mend
June 1, 2004
In the wake of violence, prisoner abuse and a host of other things gone wrong in Iraq, the pendulum of influence to make things right has swung back to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
On the record
June 1, 2004
Vote for Iraqi president delayed
Council members accuse U.S. of interfering in nomination
June 1, 2004
The U.S.-led occupation authority ordered Iraq’s Governing Council on Monday to postpone a vote on nominating a president because the council’s favored candidate is opposed by the authority, council members said. Some members angrily accused the occupation authority of attempting to impose a choice on them.
Crash sealed Notre Dame coach’s legendary status
June 1, 2004
In the late 1920s and early ‘30s the three top names in American sports were Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey and Knute Rockne.
Deception not only from Chalabi
June 1, 2004
The rise and fall of Ahmad Chalabi should send Americans a code red about the Bush administration’s botched war in Iraq.
Kansan guards memory of Notre Dame coach
June 1, 2004
The wind was blowing a good 20 mph, but Easter Heathman looked right at home leaning against a piece of hedge tree fencing in the middle of a Chase County pasture.
Drought forces farmers to alter business plans
Ranchers plant hardier crops in western areas
June 1, 2004
A nearly decade-long drought is changing the way Frank Martin does business at Crooked Sky Farms.
U.N. troops head back to Haiti
June 1, 2004
U.N. troops are coming back to Haiti, but after a decade of failed missions many in the traumatized nation wonder whether the peacekeepers — cobbled together from countries ranging from Argentina to Zimbabwe — are up to the daunting task.
June 1, 2004
Voting machine concerns persist
Douglas County official prefers paper trail over new touchscreens
June 1, 2004
After the hanging chads of the 2000 presidential election, many states got rid of their punch-card ballot systems in favor of touchscreen computer voting machines.
June 1, 2004
¢ Plextronics sees profits in conductive polymers ¢ Italy cracking down on illegal file-sharing
June 1, 2004
¢ Deadly blast hits mosque ¢ Last Civil War widow dies ¢ Deadly flooding follows weekend of tornadoes ¢ Report: Martha Stewart to seek community service
Mills back on his feet
Olympic gold medalist overcoming ailment
June 1, 2004
Forty years after becoming the only American to win Olympic gold in the 10,000-meter run, Billy Mills is just getting back on his feet after a rare ailment forced him to the sidelines.