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Based on the quality of the school lunches in Lawrence's public schools, what do your children do for lunch each day? If you're a student what do you do for lunch?

Poll results

Response Percent
Buy the school lunch.
Pack a lunch every day.
Buy the school lunch and spend extra on a la carte items.
Pack a lunch on some days.
Go out for lunch (high school students).
Skip lunch.
Total 379

All stories

Bobcats ready to take on Chieftains
October 6, 2005
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats may be a young and inexperienced team but the Bobcats say they have a shot at beating the Tonganoxie Chieftains on Friday. Basehor-Linwood head football coach Steve Hopkins says his team expects to win.
Lawrence High volleyball sweeps
October 6, 2005
The Lions swept a triangular Thursday at Lawrence High School.
Firebirds go 1-2 in quad
October 6, 2005
The Firebirds only won one of its three matches Thursday in a quadrangular at Free State High. Free State High, Shawnee Mission East, Pembroke Hill and Olathe Northwest participated in the quad.
Winning streak ends for Lions
October 6, 2005
The Lawrence High football team lost its first game of the season, 14-0, Thursday against undefeated Olathe South. The Lions are now 5-1 in the season.
Chat transcript with Leonard Krishtalka
October 6, 2005
Director of KU’s Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center talks about the dissemination of scientific knowledge across the state.
Search committee formed for new KU provost
October 6, 2005
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway today announced the 18 members of a committee that will begin searching for the next provost and executive vice chancellor for KU’s Lawrence campus.
Morning wind chill drops to upper 30s
October 6, 2005
Temperatures took a nose dive overnight in Lawrence, bottoming out in the low 40s. But this morning’s wind chill made it seem more like the upper 30s. “It’s a chilly start, make sure you have a jacket on the way out,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. .”It’s quite a change, once that cold front moved in (Wednesday). And it looks like it will last through the weekend.”
KU art students to show off ‘seats’
October 6, 2005
Kansas University art department’s sculpture students will exhibit their “Seat for Two” projects Sunday in South Park.
Works sought for Washburn publication
October 6, 2005
Submissions of original fiction, poetry, personal essays and artwork that can be produced in black and white are now being accepted by The Washburn Arts Review for the 2006 issue of Inscape, Washburn University’s literary arts magazine. Entries by non-students are welcome.
Review: Terrific cast brings Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ to life
October 6, 2005
Anton Chekhov’s darkly complex “Three Sisters” requires a delicate touch. Its pathos can overwhelm, and its humor can become caricature if the two qualities get out of balance. But Jack Wright, who’s directing University Theatre’s production of the play, keeps a tight hold on its complicated emotions, allowing his actors to explore these intense characters as real people descending into despair.
October 6, 2005
Bankruptcy boom expected
New law to take toll on victims of storm
October 6, 2005
First came out-of-pocket medical expenses, the bills piling up faster than Jerry Gollott and his wife could pay them. Then, sidelined by heart and back ailments, the retired police officer fell behind on his $1,370 monthly mortgage payment.
Food, conservation programs face cuts
October 6, 2005
Under orders to cut agriculture spending by $3 billion, Republicans in Congress have proposed reducing food programs for the poor by $574 million and conservation programs by $1 billion, The Associated Press has learned.
Chairwoman leads Small Business Council
October 6, 2005
The chairwoman of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce is taking charge of advocating on behalf of small businesses throughout the state.
Bank helps customers ‘Keep the Change’
October 6, 2005
Bank of America Corp., one of the nation’s biggest financial institutions, has unveiled a plan to make it easier - and potentially more rewarding - to start putting money aside.
Daily ticker
October 6, 2005
Nickelback in the forefront
Lead singer has high hopes for new album
October 6, 2005
It seems Nickelback’s recent runaway success has given lead singer Chad Kroeger a bit of an identity crisis.
Video game fabric simulation scores on realism
October 6, 2005
The Super Mario Brothers’ overalls have always been one blocky mass connected to their mushroom-smashing bodies. When “NBA 2K6” is released this fall on Xbox 360, the most striking innovation will be LeBron James’ spiffy threads - not his dunk ability.
Public invited to showcase quilts
October 6, 2005
Organizers of the Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show are looking for participants to display their work for the Oct. 15-16 event.
H&R Block Artspace taking submissions
October 6, 2005
The Visiting Critic & Curator Program at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute invites submissions from K.C.-area artists. The program is designed to engage artists in a dialogue with nationally known curators and critics.
Our town sports
October 6, 2005
Cardinals turn to Mulder
St. Louis will attempt to take two-game lead against San Diego
October 6, 2005
The St. Louis Cardinals acquired Mark Mulder precisely for what he can provide at this time of the year.
Angels flash leather, draw even with Yanks
October 6, 2005
Orlando Cabrera, Bengie Molina and the Angels’ slick gloves got Los Angeles even against the New York Yankees.
The best cure for this pest nuisance: Turn off the porch light
October 6, 2005
Many times, people try to escape the bright lights and big city by taking a relaxing trip to the country. However, in the bug world, this trip has been turned around. A well-known pest in soybean fields is starting to show up around homes, drawn to the bright lights of the big city.
Falling for color
Cool temperatures and shorter days usher in a flashy autumn show
October 6, 2005
This time of the year, you might be well-served to avoid Colleen Gregoire on the highway. Her attention may be elsewhere. “I practically drive off the road looking at the good vistas,” Gregoire says.
Leisure-loving Lawrence resident swears by buffalo grass
October 6, 2005
Jeff Morrow loves his grass. He smiles, as if secretly pleased that he has outsmarted Mother Nature, while he shows off his fuzzy, soft, blue-green lawn.
KU tennis learns fate for Central Region
October 6, 2005
Kansas University’s tennis squad qualified six singles players and three doubles teams for the 2005 ITA Central Region Championships. Senior Christine Skoda and sophomore Elizaveta Avdeeva qualified for the main singles draw. KU’s other qualifiers are sophomore Lauren Hommell, junior Brittany Brown, and freshmen Ksenia Bukina and Edina Horvath.
Burras arrested, charged after incident
October 6, 2005
Former Kansas University women’s basketball player Aquanita Burras has been charged with domestic battery and criminal trespass after an incident Sunday in the 2600 block of Surrey Drive.
Moody, Self laud fieldhouse upgrades
October 6, 2005
Christian Moody felt added bounce in his step during Boot Camp workouts the past three days at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU falls, but loss of Correa tougher
October 6, 2005
Kansas University senior Josi Lima left the locker room wiping away tears.
Trailer-toting drivers irked by roundabout
City Hall hasn’t heard complaints
October 6, 2005
For Mark Davis, the black tire marks tell the story. The fresh rubber scorches mar the curbs of the city’s newest roundabout at Clinton Parkway and Lake Point Drive.
Co-op’s neighbors bothered by dust
October 6, 2005
The rusty red corn dust that gathers in piles around a warehouse in East Lawrence is a growing nuisance, workers there say.
Government plans for food assistance
October 6, 2005
The Zimbabwean government plans to assist at least 2.2 million people it says are incapable of feeding themselves until the next harvest, due in April 2006, according to the country’s director of Social Welfare.
Tipster provides lead in bombings
October 6, 2005
Police pursued a tip Wednesday from a caller claiming that one of the latest Bali suicide bombers studied on an Indonesian island known for having hard-line Islamic schools.
Israeli, Palestinian leaders to meet
October 6, 2005
Jordan’s King Abdullah II said Wednesday that the Palestinian and Israeli leaders will meet next week to revive Mideast peacemaking.
Spain to begin expelling African migrants to Morocco
October 6, 2005
Hundreds of destitute Africans rushed Morocco’s border with this Spanish enclave Wednesday, scrambling up a razor-wire fence only to yanked back by police. The fifth assault in a week prompted Spain to announce plans to expel the illegal migrants.
Americans, Frenchman share Nobel in chemistry
October 6, 2005
Americans Robert H. Grubbs and Richard R. Schrock and Yves Chauvin of France won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for discoveries that let industry produce drugs and advanced plastics more efficiently and with less hazardous waste.
Iraqi parliament reverses rules changes for election
October 6, 2005
Under U.S. and U.N. pressure, Iraq’s Shiite-led parliament Wednesday reversed its last-minute electoral law changes, which would have ensured passage of a new constitution but which the United Nations called unfair.
Tropical Storm Tammy gives northern Florida’s Atlantic coast a soaking
October 6, 2005
The center of Tropical Storm Tammy came ashore in north Florida on Wednesday after skirting the coast and sending heavy rain and gusty winds toward Georgia and the Carolinas.
No QB starter just yet
October 6, 2005
Whether it’s smoke and mirrors or a legitimate puzzle, a decision on who will start for Kansas University at quarterback Saturday hasn’t been made.
Finalists chosen in robot road race
October 6, 2005
A driverless red Hummer that was involved in a rollover accident during practice a few weeks ago snagged the pole position Wednesday in a government-sponsored sequel race across the Mojave Desert that will pit 23 robots against one another.
SpaceShipOne becomes symbol of new space age at Smithsonian
October 6, 2005
The first private spaceship took its place Wednesday next to Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, a hoped-for symbol of a new era of space tourism alongside the icon of trans-Atlantic flight.
West Nile reported in organ recipients
October 6, 2005
Three organ transplant patients recently were infected with West Nile virus from a common donor - the second such report of infection from the virus through organ donation.
Early storm drops up to 2 feet of snow
October 6, 2005
Portions of Montana, the Dakotas and Wyoming were hit by a slow-moving snowstorm that knocked out power, closed roads and dumped up to 2 feet by Wednesday night.
Toll from storms surpasses 135
October 6, 2005
Heavy rains pounded Central America for a fourth day Wednesday, pushing rivers over their banks, flooding communities and unleashing at least two deadly mudslides as the region’s death toll surpassed 135.
Zoo vets operate on giraffe for skin cancer
October 6, 2005
National zoo veterinarians treated a giraffe Wednesday for a tumor on its head, in what the chief vet said was the first such case of skin cancer.
Investigators searching for student find body
October 6, 2005
A task force investigating the disappearance of a college freshman unearthed a body from a wooded area Wednesday, but refused to say whether they believe they had found Taylor Marie Behl.
Clues to flu sought
Scientists re-create 1918 virus
October 6, 2005
It sounds like a sci-fi thriller. For the first time, scientists have made from scratch the Spanish flu virus that killed millions of people in 1918.
Witness testifies to book’s creative wording
October 6, 2005
A textbook advocating the concept of “intelligent design” as an alternative to evolution in high school science classes was written originally as a biblically based creationist text, a philosophy professor testified Wednesday in a federal trial over the teaching of evolution.
Supreme Court hears challenge to physician-assisted suicide
October 6, 2005
The Supreme Court and its new chief justice, John G. Roberts Jr., heard the Bush administration’s challenge to the nation’s only “right to die” law Wednesday, a case that pits social conservatives against people who believe the terminally ill should be allowed medication that will end their lives.
BTK movie production goes down to the wire
Capture of Dennis Rader forced furious rewrites before Sunday’s airing
October 6, 2005
Producers of a made-for-TV movie about the BTK killer were preparing a story about a community terrorized and investigators frustrated by a mystery man - until Dennis Rader was caught.
Leo Center to aid in cleanup effort
October 6, 2005
The Leo Center, a Christian-based nonprofit organization in Lawrence, is heading to a New Orleans suburb to help with the Hurricane Katrina clean-up.
Museum director to touch on evolution
October 6, 2005
Have questions about evolution? You can ask them during an online chat this afternoon on the Journal-World’s Web site.
Hesper Friends Church gets expansion approval
October 6, 2005
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday approved a request from the Hesper Friends Church in the Eudora Township to expand its building.
Probation ordered for lewd conduct
October 6, 2005
A Pittsburgh, Pa., man caught masturbating in his sport utility vehicle while driving through Lawrence was sentenced Wednesday to unsupervised probation.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
October 6, 2005
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.76 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
More than 7,000 Kansas children take part in Walk to School Day
Path toward safety awareness
October 6, 2005
Merrick Vinke, 7, lives two blocks from her school, Quail Run. But Wednesday was the first time the second-grader walked to school.
KU’s $400,000 uplink going unused
October 6, 2005
It was a $400,000 system expected to beam Kansas University into the national spotlight. But two years after its purchase, a satellite uplink housed at the Dole Institute of Politics sits unused.
Proposed landfill raises concerns
Homeowners worry Westar dump would drop nearby property values
October 6, 2005
Westar leaders say the Lawrence Energy Center needs a new landfill to hold coal byproducts, such as ash.
Serial rapist sentenced to 124 years
October 6, 2005
A convicted serial rapist who attacked his latest victim while free on probation has been sentenced to 124 years in prison.
Teacher influenced music in Lawrence for years
October 6, 2005
R. Wayne Nelson enjoyed music, the fine arts, and just generally enjoyed life, friends and family members said Wednesday.
October 6, 2005
A story in Wednesday’s Pulse section incorrectly stated the duration of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah. The holiday began at sundown Monday and ended at sundown Wednesday.
On the record
October 6, 2005
KU’s Black Student Union speaks out against slurs
October 6, 2005
Kansas University’s Black Student Union is taking action against racial slurs in graffiti found Saturday on stairs south of Wescoe Hall.
Bioscience Authority may look for director
October 6, 2005
The Kansas Bioscience Authority may soon be on the lookout for an executive director.
Park the car
October 6, 2005
To the editor: I have recently noticed more people riding bicycles and walking past our house on 21st Street.
Not equal
October 6, 2005
To the editor: Henry Johns’ “Rules of the road” (Journal-World, Oct. 1) really hit on the problem.
Advice disputed
October 6, 2005
To the editor: I recently read a column by Dr. James Dobson, published in the Journal-World Sept. 24.
Working science
October 6, 2005
To the editor: To the students of Veritas Christian School who don’t accept the theory of evolution: Why bother getting a flu shot this year?
Provost’s support
October 6, 2005
To the editor: I was shocked to read in the Saturday Column that “Shulenburger’s reputation among a sizable number of faculty members is that he is more likely to quickly say ‘no’ to requests than to approach issues with an attitude of ‘let’s see if this might work.’”
No complaints
October 6, 2005
To the editor: The Saturday Column about Kansas University Provost David Shulenburger surprised me.
Liberals may have most to fear in Miers
October 6, 2005
The nomination of Harriet Miers as a replacement for swing-vote Justice Sandra Day O’Connor poses entirely different confirmation challenges to the Senate than those raised when President Bush chose John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States.
Political choice
The qualifications the state’s new commissioner of education brings to the job don’t bode well for the educational future of Kansas youngsters.
October 6, 2005
It is almost incomprehensible that the Kansas State Board of Education would decide that experience in the field of education wasn’t a necessary qualification for the person who will oversee the operation of the state’s public schools.
October 6, 2005
For Thursday, Oct. 6
Crosby, Gretzky mark return of hockey
October 6, 2005
Sidney Crosby’s debut was so-so, Wayne Gretzky couldn’t wait to start his new career, and the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated winning the Stanley Cup - remember the Stanley Cup? - on opening night for the new-look NHL.
Macha out as A’s manager
Two sides fail to agree on new contract
October 6, 2005
Oakland Athletics manager Ken Macha was out of a job Wednesday after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract.
Playoff teams survive without bigger names
Sox’s Thomas, Cards’ Rolen missing
October 6, 2005
Frank Thomas couldn’t contain his excitement when he was introduced before the first playoff game, pumping his fist and grinning while the fans gave him a standing ovation.
Tittrington: Time flying this fall
October 6, 2005
Longtime Lawrence High girls tennis coach Dick Wedel said it best earlier this week when I asked for his thoughts about his squad on the eve of the Sunflower League tournament.
LHS must stop O-South’s deadly offense
October 6, 2005
Thousands of Mongolian nomads could give a yak’s hoof about tonight’s Olathe South-Lawrence High football game. Yet the battle of Sunflower League unbeatens is the prep Game of the Week in Kansas.
Come ride with Keegan
Two-lap trip in stock car thrilling, fun - and really, really scary
October 6, 2005
I already used up my miracle on squeezing through a tiny window and into the race car, so NASCAR Busch Series driver Johnny Sauter was on his own in safely getting us twice around the banked, 1.5-mile track at Kansas Speedway.
Jarrett savors turn in Victory Lane
October 6, 2005
The last time Dale Jarrett won a NASCAR Nextel Cup race, he’s not sure he cherished the moment the way he should have.
Toplikar: Innovations help put the sizzle in tailgating
KU, KSU fans up for grilling challenge
October 6, 2005
“I’m going. But I don’t know all the plans yet.” One of my daughters, Katy, was giving me the rundown for her road trip Saturday to Manhattan.
Classy ESPN movie runs a risk
October 6, 2005
A celebration of amateur athletics and rugged individualism, the made-for-television sports drama “Four Minutes” (6 p.m. and 8 p.m., ESPN2) recalls runner Roger Bannister (Jamie Maclachlan) and his efforts to break the four-minute mile.
Inside door knockers valuable collection items
October 6, 2005
Few of us have door knockers on our bedroom doors, but in the 1930s, painted cast-iron inside door knockers were popular.
Love and racing
Wives play key roles in the lives of NASCAR drivers
October 6, 2005
When Krissie Newman met her husband, Ryan, she was clerking for a judge in Charlotte, N.C., and considered racing something you fell asleep watching on Sundays.
City, county leaders want a voice in turnpike plans
Possible interchange site could go through Eudora
October 6, 2005
Plans for a new turnpike interchange in southern Leavenworth County east of Lawrence are moving along well, according to Leavenworth County officials.
Corkins mum on finance
Education commissioner doesn’t plan to back off conservative views
October 6, 2005
A former anti-tax lobbyist took the reins of the state’s school system Wednesday but would not give a clue which side he intends to take in the ongoing war over school funding.
Moderate board member foresees fiercer battles
October 6, 2005
Feuding between the State Board of Education’s conservative and moderate factions will be more “open and in the public” than in the past, but the winds of change may soon be blowing, a moderate board member predicted Tuesday.
People in the news
October 6, 2005
¢ Cruise, Holmes expecting ¢ Divorce rumors denied ¢ Ashlee Simpson on ‘SNL’ ¢ Lohan in another cras ¢ New genre for Zellweger ¢ Not giving up on TV
Oil prices drop on falling demand
October 6, 2005
The price of oil fell to its lowest level in two months on Wednesday as evidence builds that the high cost of gasoline and other fuels is sapping demand.
Phones replacing PDAs as popular organizers
October 6, 2005
Say good-bye to the PDA.
Kansas educators express concerns
October 6, 2005
Having watched him argue in recent years against increased education funding, superintendents and other educators now must deal with Bob Corkins as the state’s new education commissioner.
Forecasters say another strong hurricane could hit U.S. this year
October 6, 2005
With two months left in the Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters warn that another devastating storm could hit the U.S. this year. And some of the conditions that sent Hurricanes Katrina and Rita slamming into the Gulf Coast appear to still be in place.
Attorneys in servitude case tout videotape evidence
Newton couple accused of abusing mentally ill residents of care facility
October 6, 2005
Opposing attorneys in the trial of a Newton couple accused of abusing mentally ill residents in their care painted for jurors Wednesday vastly different pictures of the defendants and life at the care facility they operated.
Credit payments spur interest
Readers weigh in on increased minimum for monthly bills
October 6, 2005
Credit card delinquencies reached a record 4.81 percent of accounts in the second quarter of this year, according to the American Bankers Assn.’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin.
Astros bring out big bats
Houston explodes to take series opener against Atlanta
October 6, 2005
The Houston Astros figured their pitching would have to carry them through the postseason.
Iguchi’s blast boosts White Sox
Graffanino’s error costly for Boston in loss to Chicago
October 6, 2005
Tadahito Iguchi put the Chicago White Sox within a win of the AL championship series and pushed the Boston Red Sox into a familiar position: playing with no margin for error.
Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community recognized for troop support program
October 6, 2005
The tables were turned on Tami Klinedinst Wednesday. Klinedinst, activities director at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community, was struggling to keep back the tears as she always has to do when she welcomes a military war veteran who stops by to visit the residents.
Saudi’s visit worth watching
October 6, 2005
Ambassadors come and go like the seasons along the Potomac. But the arrival in a few days of Prince Turki al Faisal as Saudi Arabia’s new envoy should not pass you by, Mr., Mrs. and Ms. America.
Evolution in action
October 6, 2005
To the editor: Your reader, Mr. McPheeters, (Oct. 1) states that evolution is not science because “unless we can observe evolution taking place, it is not science.”
Lawrence datebook
October 6, 2005