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Should the city adopt a new policy that would allow it to be able to prevent a new retail business from coming to town because it might put similar stores out of business?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. It’s a government-imposed damper on the American dream.
Yes. It’s a way to protect Lawrence’s fragile downtown.
Total 1687

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Breezy and warm today
06:08 a.m., April 10, 2006 Updated 01:06 p.m.
Break out the sunglasses - sunny skies and warm temperatures are in Lawrence’s forecast today, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “Hold on to your hat. The winds will pick up for the afternoon,” Schack said.
Victim of fatal K-10 wreck identified
April 10, 2006
A fatal wreck along Kansas Highway 10 near Eudora may have caused at least one other wreck and sent two people to area hospitals.
On the record
April 10, 2006
New-look Tuttle Creek more visitor-friendly
April 10, 2006
It’s been a busy year at Tuttle Creek State Park, and as summer approaches, the park has a number of improvements to attract visitors.
Topekans Koch, Polter win Perry crappie tourney
April 10, 2006
Ryan Koch and Dennis Polter, both of Topeka, caught the biggest fish - a 1.59-pounder - in the Crappie USA qualifying tournament last weekend at Perry Lake.
Bonds shrugs off slow start
April 10, 2006
Barry Bonds can live with low batting numbers and no home runs as long as his teammates keep producing.
One batter, one inning, 2 triples
April 10, 2006
Cory Sullivan tied a major-league record by hitting two triples during a seven-run fifth inning, helping Colorado rout the San Diego Padres, 10-4, Sunday. Gil Coan of the Washington Senators last accomplished the feat in 1951.
Powerhouse Baylor rips KU tennis
April 10, 2006
Kansas University’s tennis squad ended at least one of No. 8 Baylor’s current streaks.
Jayhawks rally, but Bears win finale, 2-1
April 10, 2006
Kansas University rallied in the top of the seventh, but ultimately fell to Baylor, 2-1, in Big 12 Conference softball on Sunday.
Kahne snares five-second victory
Driver wins from pole at Samsung/Radio Shack 500
April 10, 2006
Kasey Kahne couldn’t believe his rearview mirror when he crossed the finish line Sunday in Texas.
Put a stop to the march of the ants
April 10, 2006
For being such little dudes, ants sure are annoying when they invade your house.
Private prison prospects improve
Tougher penalties for sex offenders also included in bill
April 10, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she’s willing to accept private prisons to get a bill that increases penalties for sex offenders.
Leftist army colonel leading in election
April 10, 2006
Ollanta Humala, a polarizing former army colonel who has shot to prominence by castigating Peru’s business and political leaders, led the first round of presidential balloting here Sunday, exit polls showed, and will face off in a May or June runoff against either former President Alan Garcia or former congresswoman Lourdes Flores.
8 slain reportedly gang members
April 10, 2006
Canadian police investigating the deaths of eight men found stuffed inside abandoned vehicles in a wooded field descended on a farmhouse a few miles down the road on Sunday.
On the money
April 10, 2006
Gasoline prices have started to rise. With the summer driving season just around the corner, many people will be looking for the best gasoline price.
Yardwork can build curb appeal, security
Trimming bushes, installing lights boosts value of home, deters thieves
April 10, 2006
As homeowners get back outside and into their yards this spring, Lawrence-based Protection One Inc., a nationwide provider of monitored-security services, offers some landscaping and home-improvement tips for increasing curb appeal and security.
Police shooting victim criticizes probe
April 10, 2006
A man who recently reached a $4.75 million settlement with the city after he was shot and paralyzed by a Wichita officer accused investigators in the case of covering up police incompetence.
Sebelius: Taxpayer’s bill out of favor in Kansas
April 10, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says Kansans have learned from neighboring Colorado that what sounded good - the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights - wasn’t.
Political animals
Kansas is next to last in the nation in the amount of state and federal lands, and legislative wrangling about a new state park near Topeka isn’t helping
April 10, 2006
How about Oregon Trail Menninger Memorial Kaw River Deadbeat Dad’s State Park? The intersection of naming a park and trying to collect back child support has cast a spotlight on a political tussle between some legislators and state park officials.
Troopers will carry Tasers
April 10, 2006
The Kansas Highway Patrol months ago showed interest in its troopers using Tasers as a less deadly alternative when they need to use force against an unruly suspect.
Seniors feeling better about Medicare overhaul
April 10, 2006
It wasn’t easy to sign up, but now that she’s enrolled in the new Medicare drug benefit, Ruth Dike says it’s made a big difference in her finances.
Hispanic leader advocates balance in immigration reform
KU graduate Janet Murguia leads national rights group
April 10, 2006
When Janet Murguia left Lawrence to lead one of the nation’s largest Hispanic rights groups, the illegal immigration issue was on the national back burner.
Proposal could alter city’s retail future
Planning commission considers new guidelines for development
April 10, 2006
Maybe the city has enough shoe stores. Maybe a new shoe store that wants to locate on the west side of town would cause other shoe stores in the city to go out of business. Under a proposed set of regulations that planners will consider approving this month, city commissioners would have broad new authority to reject plans for particular types of businesses that would offer competition to existing businesses.
Dressed to impress
Professional attire projects the right image for interviews
April 10, 2006
A lucky T-shirt helped Kaitlyn Kelly land a summer internship. She doesn’t recommend the strategy for everyone.
Lawrence datebook
April 10, 2006
Kansas turkey season to open Wednesday
April 10, 2006
Kansas spring turkey season will open Wednesday and run through May 31.
Big leaguers just keep getting bigger
April 10, 2006
Pedro Martinez is talking about the giants in baseball. Barry Bonds? Hardly. The Mets ace means today’s trend of scouting, signing and promoting really tall players.
After spate of plunkings, Mats, Nets cautioned
April 10, 2006
After a series in New York that included seven hit batters, Major League Baseball is telling the Mets and Washington Nationals to be on their best behavior when they meet for three more games starting Tuesday.
Heroic hurlers
Pitchers deliver another series victory
April 10, 2006
The Kansas University baseball team snagged another Big 12 Conference series over the weekend, and did so exactly the way it couldn’t in past years - strong starting pitching, a setup man to shut the door and a closer to deadbolt it and start the celebration.
KU lacrosse makes playoffs
April 10, 2006
Kansas University’s lacrosse club went 3-0 over the weekend and wrapped up its first playoff spot.
Don’t panic; it’s still early
Now is time for tweaks, not major moves
April 10, 2006
Manic fantasy baseball fans, here’s a strong suggestion after the first few days of the baseball season: Chill out.
Sunny day paves way for fast times at Raintree
April 10, 2006
In early April, the Kansas atmosphere can yield anything from a perfect storm to a perfect day.
KU groups plan awareness demonstration
April 10, 2006
Three Kansas University student groups on Thursday will stage “Die for Life,” a demonstration to raise awareness of global humanitarian conflicts.
Democrats urge Bush impeachment
April 10, 2006
Leaders of the Vermont Democratic Party voted Saturday in Randolph to urge Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush.
Lawsuit to be filed after 911 call ignored
April 10, 2006
Attorney Geoffrey Fieger said Sunday on the “Today” show that he believes a 46-year-old Detroit woman would have lived had a 911 emergency dispatcher taken seriously a call for help from her then-5-year-old son.
Expo gives glimpse of what’s on biotech horizon
April 10, 2006
An insect’s acute sense of smell enables it to sniff out succulent grapevines and in turn help vintners to produce tastier wines.
White House plays down talk of military strike on Iran
April 10, 2006
The White House on Sunday sought to dampen the idea of a U.S. military strike on Iran, saying the United States is conducting “normal defense and intelligence planning” as President Bush seeks a diplomatic solution to Tehran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.
Commentary: Favre saga growing mighty tiresome
Quarterback must announce soon whether he plans to retire or quarterback Packers
April 10, 2006
This tedious Brett Favre saga, which should’ve ended long before Saturday’s non-event in a Mississippi casino town, has become the modern-day version of a ‘70s arena-rock drum solo.
Couples falls short
46-year-old’s try at history dies on greens
April 10, 2006
Fred Couples’ turn-back-the-clock weekend ended Sunday at the Masters.
Mentally ill strain resources at jail
Long-term assistance seen as gap in support for people in need
April 10, 2006
Douglas County Jail isn’t just a jail.
Status of aliens rising as national concern
April 10, 2006
People are now about as likely to mention immigration as the economy when they are asked to name the most important problem facing the United States, though both rank behind war in Iraq, an AP-Ipsos poll found.
Thousands rally for immigrant rights
April 10, 2006
Tens of thousands of people banged drums, waved U.S. flags and marched in a protest Sunday urging federal lawmakers to pass immigration reform that would legalize an estimated 11 million undocumented workers.ds of people banged drum
Brownback’s stance may be liability
April 10, 2006
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback still hasn’t decided whether to run for president in 2008, but the nickname “Amnesty Sam” might not help his efforts to win the GOP nomination.
Thou shalt not remake classics
April 10, 2006
Updating an old favorite is always tricky. The new miniseries version of “The Ten Commandments” (8 p.m., ABC, concludes Tuesday) combines some familiar faces and many unknowns to recount the biblical tale of Moses.
Fourth-graders get set for Relays for Kids
April 10, 2006
More than 600 fourth-graders from Lawrence schools will compete in the second Kansas Relays for Kids on April 21 at the Kansas University campus.
Debate team earns No. 2 rank in nation
April 10, 2006
Kansas University’s debate team has finished second overall in the Cross Examination Debate Assn. national rankings, based on the number of wins during the 2005-06 season.
Mayor to mediate talks on E. Lawrence shelter
April 10, 2006
East Lawrence residents and Salvation Army leaders will meet today to discuss a controversial plan to build a homeless shelter and service center near 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Fort commander to discuss Iraq invasion
April 10, 2006
The first commander of the Multinational Security Transition Command in Iraq and former commander of the 101st Airborne Division’s “Screaming Eagles” will discuss the invasion and postwar occupation at 8 p.m. April 17 at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics.
Intruder scales fence at the White House
April 10, 2006
A screaming intruder made it onto the front lawn of the White House on Sunday while President Bush was at home before being apprehended by Secret Service officers.
People in the news
April 10, 2006
¢ ‘Ice Age’ continues box-office warming trend ¢ Animal magnetism ¢ Theron wins GLAAD award ¢ Career makeover for ‘Malcolm’
Hugh Hefner reflects on life at 80
April 10, 2006
Playboy creator Hugh M. Hefner is in the middle of an interview about his 80th birthday when a TV cameraman asks him to move a statue of former girlfriend Barbi Benton from the shelf behind him.
Stampede kills 29 after religious event
April 10, 2006
A stampede at the end of a religious gathering on Sunday to mark the birth of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad left at least 29 women and children dead in southern Pakistan.
Prime minister battles to remain in power
April 10, 2006
Voters had a chance Sunday to punish Premier Silvio Berlusconi and his conservatives for a flagging economy in elections that saw the flamboyant media mogul and U.S. ally trying to fend off an opposition bloc that includes Communists.
Opposition, rebels vow more protests
April 10, 2006
The crisis in this Himalayan nation deepened Sunday as angry crowds demanding the restoration of democracy took to the streets across Nepal in defiance of a daytime curfew, throwing stones at security forces and burning government offices.
Sharon to be officially declared incapacitated
April 10, 2006
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for three months, will be declared permanently incapacitated Tuesday, a decision that signals the official end of his tenure as Israel’s leader, the Justice Ministry said Sunday.
Blaze breaks out at Dickens’ Bleak House
April 10, 2006
About 30 firefighters were called late Sunday night to Bleak House, where author Charles Dickens finished his classic novel “David Copperfield.”
Palm Sunday opens Holy Week for Christians
April 10, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI blessed palm fronds and olive branches Sunday in the Vatican, opening a ritual-filled Holy Week that pilgrims in Jerusalem celebrated in a procession retracing Jesus’ triumphant return to the holy city some 2,000 years ago.
Israel considers cutting all Hamas ties
April 10, 2006
Top Israeli security officials on Sunday recommended cutting all ties with the Hamas-led Palestinian government and ruled out peace talks with the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, as long as the Islamic militant group refuses to renounce violence.
Shiites take steps to resolve standoff over prime minister
April 10, 2006
Shiite lawmakers met on Sunday, the third anniversary of the fall of Baghdad to U.S. forces, in the first formal step to break the deadlock over Sunni and Kurdish opposition to their choice for a prime minister to head the next government.
Mubarak stirs anger by questioning Shiites’ loyalty
April 10, 2006
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak angered Iraqi leaders Sunday by saying Shiites there and across the Middle East are more loyal to Iran than to their own countries as he gave a startlingly frank warning about possible civil war in Iraq.
KTEC entrepreneur to speak in Lawrence
April 10, 2006
Suresh Ramamurthi, KTEC entrepreneur in residence, will be the guest speaker at the Lawrence Technology Assn. meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at the Hereford House, 4931 W. Sixth St.
Venezuela threatens to expel U.S. ambassador
April 10, 2006
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the U.S. ambassador was “provoking the Venezuelan people” and threatened Sunday to expel the American diplomat, whose convoy was chased by pro-government protesters on motorcycles.
Commission to hear update on trafficway route
Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at
April 10, 2006
City commissioners will receive a briefing from staff members about how the commission can submit official comments to the Federal Highway Administration regarding the proposed route for the eastern leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway.
U.S.-Iran talks on Iraq issues delayed
April 10, 2006
With politicians deadlocked over who will be Iraq’s next prime minister, U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said Sunday that planned talks with Iranian officials over Iraq-related issues would be delayed until a government is formed.
Microsoft’s ‘Origami’ units to enter market
April 10, 2006
Microsoft’s superhyped “Origami” hand-held computers go on sale this month as Ultra-Mobile PCs for about $1,000.
Networking key to getting clients
April 10, 2006
While it’s always good to be clear on what you want from your business, it’s also good to remember that the marketplace doesn’t care what you want. Your ideal work situation is relevant only if there’s someone willing to pay you for it.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
April 10, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 10, 1906: “After breaking forth with new fury last night, the eruption of Vesuvius in Italy has again diminished this morning. So far there have been at least 500 corpses, the victims mostly old people, many covered by heavy layers of ash.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
April 10, 2006
The Kansas University campus had been given a “special shine” for various centennial year activities.
Vets get help coping with trauma
April 10, 2006
Josh Dobbelstein drives as close to the middle of the road as he can. Over on the side, in a plastic bag or stuffed in the carcass of a dead dog, that’s where he knows the enemy intent on killing him hides bombs.
Trying to pick winners a poor strategy in Iraq
April 10, 2006
President Bush has relied on his intuitive feelings about other leaders to shape American foreign policy through five years in office. That habit is now leading him down a dangerous path in Iraq, where Bush and his aides are falling back on personalities and an empty slogan calling for a national unity government as answers to a metastasizing political crisis.
Forest sale to fuel entitlement
April 10, 2006
Any plan involving the potential sale of federal lands is bound to strike a raw nerve, given the emotional attachment Americans have to their parks and forests. But members of Congress have secondary motives for overreacting to a Bush administration proposal to auction off a tiny fraction of national forestland to fund the $800 million phase-out of the rural county support program.
Big bluffs can be costly
April 10, 2006
In the Poker Challenge III Finals, shown Final Four weekend on FSN (Fox Sports Net), six players had a crack at the $200,000 first-place prize, but second place was a whole lot of nothing.
BoSox stifle O’s
April 10, 2006
Tim Wakefield pitched six perilous innings without allowing an earned run, leading the Boston Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles, 4-1, Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Pulse calendar
April 10, 2006
Patrol seeks fuel deals
April 10, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.54 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Networking group adds two members
April 10, 2006
Clayton Senne, of Crown Automotive, and Jonathan Price, owner of Floyd’s Plumbing, recently were accepted as members of Douglas County Connection, a group of area professionals dedicated to the promotion and growth of their businesses by offering qualified referrals to their members.
Fake IRS e-mails flooding inboxes
April 10, 2006
It’s hard to believe the e-mail message isn’t from the IRS.
Cases confirm media bias
April 10, 2006
ABC News has suspended for one month without pay John Green, executive producer of the weekend edition of “Good Morning America,” because of an e-mail he wrote. I say “an” e-mail, even though Green wrote at least two that have recently come to light. More about the second e-mail in a moment.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
April 10, 2006
Local churches were making elaborate arrangements for coming Easter week celebrations. Easter was to fall on April 19 in 1981.
April 10, 2006
For Monday, April 10
Chisox avoid sweep
April 10, 2006
Mark Buehrle had more trouble getting out of the way of balls hit up the middle than with the Kansas City hitters.
Volunteers sought for special needs class
April 10, 2006
Volunteers are needed to assist with children’s programming for the Visions for Tomorrow class. The children’s group may include children with a variety of special needs, including ADD/ADHD, autism, Tourette’s syndrome and depressive, eating or anxiety disorders. Volunteers with interest or experience working with children with special needs and students in related areas of study are welcome.
Major master
Mickelson handily wins second straight major
April 10, 2006
There was no reason to leap, no reason to look utterly stunned.
Lansing launches Miss USA bid
Sunflower State’s queen takes upbeat attitude to pageant
April 10, 2006
While many college students across the country were jetting off to exotic locations on spring break, Ashley Aull was getting ready for the Miss USA Pageant.
Integrity matters in baseball, life
April 10, 2006
I can understand why people throw things at Barry Bonds.
Gun records
Concealed records aren’t a necessary part of the state’s new concealed carry law.
April 10, 2006
Some circular logic is being employed by state officials who plan to seek additional legislation to keep secret the records related to the state’s new concealed carry law.