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Polls
Should the Lawrence City Commission continue to allow Sunday packaged liquor sales in the city?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes. I like to be able to buy liquor on Sunday, rather than having to plan ahead to buy it.
 
53%
Yes. A prohibition on Sunday sales is a throwback to prohibition days.
 
33%
No. Alcohol is a drug and its overuse leads to many social problems. Prohibiting alcohol sales one day a week is good public policy.
 
10%
Undecided.
 
1%
No. Making alcohol available on Sundays will lead to more drunken drivers on the highways on Sundays.
 
1%
Total 792

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Pay for view basketball
July 26, 2005
Next Monday, August 1, is the deadline for Kansas University basketball season ticket holders to determine where they’ll be sitting in Allen Fieldhouse next season.
Through a coaches eyes
Phenix coach Randy Fyler gives a run down of his team’s action during the AFA National tournament
July 26, 2005
Randy Fyler gives a report of his team’s action during the American Fastpitch Assn. National “B” Tournament.
Kansas immunization rates increase
July 26, 2005
Childhood immunization rates in Kansas have increased but still lag behind the national average, officials said today.
4-year-old drowns at Perry Lake
July 26, 2005
A 4-year-old Ozawkie boy drowned at Perry Lake Monday night.
Cold front to bring scattered showers, thunderstorms
July 26, 2005
After several days of 100-degree weather, Lawrence is getting a reprieve from the heat.
Devil Rays continue to prevail
Tampa Bay - yes, Tampa Bay - wins fourth straight
July 26, 2005
Suddenly, Tampa Bay is not playing like a last-place team.
Proposal to track diabetes raises privacy concerns
July 26, 2005
At least half a million New Yorkers have diabetes, many of them at risk for blindness, kidney failure, amputations and heart problems because they are doing a poor job of controlling their illness.
Briefly
July 26, 2005
¢ State Rep. Showalter succumbs to cancer ¢ Fight against speeding ticket to continue ¢ Points of Light to shine on volunteers ¢ Patrol seeks fuel deals
Return to Utah shocks Ostertag
Now Jazz fans will have somebody to blame again, jokes 7-footer, who played for Kings one year
July 26, 2005
Greg Ostertag was vacationing with his family Friday, when he received news that he had been traded.
NFL briefs
July 26, 2005
¢ San Francisco agrees to terms with top pick ¢ Eagles ink first-rounder ¢ Colts’ top pick Jackson hopes to report soon ¢ Panthers cut three
All the right moves
You have to go, so here are some ways to make the leaving happier
July 26, 2005
Does your summer include moving to a new home, perhaps even a new state, in the midst of the usual swimming, sun and fun? You’re not alone. More than 10 million American kids move each year, many of them during the summer so they can start classes at their new schools in the fall.
Briefcase
July 26, 2005
¢ Franchise owners deliver new sub shop ¢ CritiTech transfers lab operations ¢ 130 to lose jobs with plant closure
Sony BMG faces music, agrees to stop pay-for-play
Investigation into radio station bribes leads to $10M settlement
July 26, 2005
Recording industry titan Sony BMG Music Entertainment agreed Monday to pay $10 million and stop bribing radio stations to feature its artists in what a state official called a more sophisticated generation of the payola scandals of decades ago.
Biggio, Berkman bomb Phillies
Sluggers go back-to-back twice, giving Pettitte more than enough run support
July 26, 2005
Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman needled each other after a record-setting night.
Sans Lance, Tour wide-open
Armstrong’s retirement ‘Holy Grail’ for the rest of the Tour de France field
July 26, 2005
Lance Armstrong is gone. What now for the Tour de France?
Lawrence not ready to pick up new trash technology
July 26, 2005
It’s a trash truck George Jetson would be proud of.
Amputee happy to be reunited with foot
Police had seized limb after complaints from neighbors about public spectacle
July 26, 2005
Fortunately for Ezekiel Rubottom, there’s no law against keeping your severed foot in a bucket on the front porch.
Only weather likely to stop shuttle today
July 26, 2005
Space shuttle managers will have one eye on the weather and the other on a temperamental fuel-level sensor as NASA makes its second attempt to launch Discovery this morning.
Feds need to cut spending
July 26, 2005
The Bush Administration is rejoicing in what it says is a dramatic drop in the federal deficit, from $412 billion in 2004, to $333 billion in the current fiscal year. The reason, says the administration, is a larger than expected jump in tax revenue.
KU product McMillan signs with Browns
July 26, 2005
The Cleveland Browns signed two more rookie draft picks to contracts Monday, but have yet to reach a deal with first-round selection Braylon Edwards.
Corrections
July 26, 2005
Several completed projects were incorrectly listed as continuing in the Lawrence commuter report that appeared in Sunday’s newspaper. Projects that were incorrectly listed in the report include: lane work at Bob Billings Parkway and Lawrence Avenue; waterline installation at Sixth Street from Tennessee to Massachusetts streets; improvements at Seventh Street from Vermont to Tennessee streets; tunnel installation at 14th Street and Jayhawk Blvd.; and resurfacing at Kasold Drive south of Sixth Street to Bob Billings Parkway.
On the record
July 26, 2005
Law enforcement report
Planning commission
July 26, 2005
Agenda highlights ¢ 6:30 p.m. Wednesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets
Briefly
July 26, 2005
¢ Truck slams into dance and cheer studio ¢ Fire investigated at storage business
Datebook
July 26, 2005
Today’s events
Royals demote Wood
July 26, 2005
Right-hander Mike Wood, one of three players the Kansas City Royals acquired in the Carlos Beltran trade last season, was optioned Monday to Triple-A Omaha.
Jayhawk earns Amateur bid
Woodland beats KU teammate Krsnich in playoff at qualifier
July 26, 2005
Gary Woodland and Pete Krsnich probably have seen the same type of set-up countless times during practice rounds at Alvamar Golf Course.
Briefly
July 26, 2005
¢ Ambulance service passes state inspection ¢ Senior Services offers fans to those in need
Happy camping
Ex-Cyclone tickled to be part of Manning hoops camp again
July 26, 2005
No matter where the basketball world has taken Danny Manning, his youth basketball camp always has seemed to follow.
Cold front takes edge off here
July 26, 2005
After several days of dry, extremely hot days, the Lawrence area is finally getting some relief.
Much of U.S. baking in heat
July 26, 2005
A large swath of the U.S. suffered through another miserable day of sizzling temperatures and high humidity Monday - a deadly heat wave that had people cranking up air conditioners, scrambling to cooling shelters and running through sprinklers in the park.
Denuclearization goal of revived talks
July 26, 2005
North Korea’s envoy to international disarmament talks said today that banning atomic weapons on the Korean Peninsula was the main issue for the revived negotiations, while the United States maintained that it had no intention of invading the communist nation.
Search for suspects continues in Egypt
July 26, 2005
Security forces at checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula distributed pictures of five Pakistanis as the search continued Monday for suspects in Egypt’s worst terrorist attack. Meanwhile, a senior investigator suggested that although foreigners might have played a role in the planning, the people who carried out the bombings Saturday were apparently Egyptians.
Fifth U.K. bomber may be at large
July 26, 2005
British police Monday identified two of four men believed responsible for last week’s botched transit bombings and said an explosive found in a park was like those used in the attempted attacks, raising fears a fifth bomber was on the loose.
Low German high on priority list
Group working to preserve language
July 26, 2005
During World War II, an enclave of Kansans who spoke what is called Low German refrained from speaking it in public for fear of being associated with Adolf Hitler.
Guard caravan stops in Lawrence
Mobile museum rolls through state to celebrate 150th anniversary
July 26, 2005
The U.S. military likes to hit hard and move fast, and that’s exactly what the Kansas National Guard did Monday afternoon when its mobile museum caravan pulled into Lawrence.
KU research team keeping cool in Greenland
Group perfecting radar system to measure ice sheets
July 26, 2005
David Braaten has found a way to beat the summer heat - head to Greenland, where the highs are in the upper teens.
School board plans for maximum budget
Amount of tax hike still up in air
July 26, 2005
The Lawrence school board will plan its 2005-06 budget with the maximum amount of revenue, though the board has yet to decide how high it will raise taxes.
Sebelius makes another judiciary pick
Governor pegs retired professor for Supreme Court commission
July 26, 2005
The commission that screens applications for the state’s appellate courts and chooses finalists for vacancies has a new member, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced Monday.
Senior Services has positions available
July 26, 2005
Agency: Douglas County Senior Services
Medical items bound for Ethiopia
Former KU students fostered plan for new hospital
July 26, 2005
Plans for a new hospital in Independence will translate into medical help for people in Ethiopia.
Tiger tamed at Battle at the Bridges
Goosen, Mickelson sink Daly, Woods in twilight
July 26, 2005
Retief Goosen and Phil Mickelson put away Tiger Woods and John Daly so convincingly that they barely needed the lights in the final installment of Monday Night Golf.
Guardsman admits guilt in death of Iraqi
July 26, 2005
An Indiana national guardsman pleaded guilty Monday to negligent homicide in the death of an Iraqi police officer, a crime he was accused of attempting to cover up by shooting himself in the stomach.
Proposal may anger women wary of losing civil rights
Sunnis end boycott of constitutional commission
July 26, 2005
A chapter of Iraq’s draft constitution obtained by The Associated Press on Monday gives Islam a major role in Iraqi civil law, raising concerns that women could lose rights in marriage, divorce and inheritance.
Virus drives Cardinals from NAU campsite
July 26, 2005
The Arizona Cardinals are moving their training camp from Flagstaff because of a virus outbreak on the Northern Arizona University campus.
Kids’ charity projects help raise money, spirits
July 26, 2005
You don’t have to be a grown-up or somebody important to make the world a better place. Whether it’s taking part in a huge international relief effort such as what followed the Dec. 26 tsunami or collecting old towels for your animal shelter, there are a lot of ways - big and small - to help others. KidsPost has some inspiring stories about some young do-gooders.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ samples traditional seaside favorites
July 26, 2005
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Seaside Favorites from Florida’s Gulf Coast.
In the Halls
July 26, 2005
What’s the best thing about moving?
Double Take: Maturity crucial for stepparents
July 26, 2005
Dear Dr. Wes and Jenny: What’s the best way to cope with a teenage stepson (14) who is two-faced when it comes to his mother? I just feel I keep putting myself in the way to get knocked down. We get along great unless he’s talking to his mom. I even helped him pass driver’s ed, and I do all his checking in with school. I just don’t like that he and I get along so well, then he backstabs me and disrespects me.
Existing homes set records in sales, prices
July 26, 2005
Existing homes were sold at the fastest pace in history last month, and the median price set a record as well. But some private economists predicted housing may be nearing its peak as mortgage rates begin to rise.
Many factors play into credit score
July 26, 2005
I’m always trying to crack the credit scoring code that plays a big role in determining how much consumers pay for the money they borrow.
Labor split
Unions bolt AFL-CIO federation
July 26, 2005
The AFL-CIO splintered Monday, spooking some Democratic Party leaders and the ranks of organized workers, their futures in the hands of labor rebels who bolted the 50-year-old federation vowing to reverse the steep decline in union membership.
ECO2 plans for bridge, parks
Group aims to connect industrial, open space
July 26, 2005
If the Lawrence area is to start work on two or three new business parks within the next decade, RoxAnne Miller figures the community can rally around another high-visibility project: a pedestrian bridge across the Kansas River.
Daily ticker
July 26, 2005
Today’s stocks
London will not fall to terrorists’ threats
July 26, 2005
Twice now, July has seen bombs directed at the people of London, with predictable results. Fear, uncertainty and desperation clutch many residents and visitors. But I believe and hope that they remain the minority.
Sports woes
July 26, 2005
To the editor: Watching the remorseful KU officials admitting that minor NCAA regulations were broken reminded me of the madam in a brothel who confessed that she did not always change the sheets after each customer.
Property woes
July 26, 2005
To the editor: Seems to me that no (or little) enforcement regarding the number of unrelated renters also is the main problem with rental property in all single-family zoned neighborhoods.
Liberalism
July 26, 2005
To the editor: I recall a fuss last year when conservatives were decrying the liberal bent in American colleges.
Shared sidewalks
July 26, 2005
City commissioners are moving toward a new policy on sidewalk dining areas, but the biggest decisions still are on the table.
People
July 26, 2005
¢ Aniston ex to auction love letters on eBay ¢ Photographer convicted in Cameron Diaz photos case ¢ Fonda plans cross-country bus tour to share war views
Green Day leads nominations for show that promises to be hot
July 26, 2005
Luxury yachts and tricked-out cars. P. Diddy. And lots and lots of water.
Recycling needs
July 26, 2005
To the editor: Congratulations to the city commissioners for adopting the outdoor dining guidelines.
Breakaway’ idol
Clarkson steps away from pop image
July 26, 2005
Kelly Clarkson can always pick out the adults who come to her concerts just to chaperone their kids.
Stylist to young starlets lends them a ‘look’ - her own
July 26, 2005
At some point over the last few months, it began to feel like an assembly line: Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan …
Briefly
July 26, 2005
¢ White House: Democrats should limit requests ¢ Reward for missing teen raised to $1 million ¢ Court issues warrants for purported CIA agents ¢ President shrugs off impeachment complaint
Dolphins welcome Ricky Williams
Running back reports to training camp
July 26, 2005
Back in the Miami Dolphins’ backfield Monday, Ricky Williams made all the right moves.
Junior fossil find puts small museum on map
July 26, 2005
A stretch of highway across northern Illinois now leads to dino heaven.
Self obsession rears its head on Bravo
July 26, 2005
Imagine you went to a party and met someone who could only talk about himself and his occupation. You might call that person boring. The same could be said of “Situation: Comedy” (7 p.m., Bravo).
China ‘threat’ reminder of ‘80s
July 26, 2005
The current uproar over China is a Yogi Berra moment - “like deja vu all over again.”
K.C. clobbered
Dye dooms Kansas City with glove, bat
July 26, 2005
Jermaine Dye knew that after he climbed the outfield wall to make a catch his teammates would never let up.