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Do you plan to vote in today's primary election?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes, because voting is an important act of citizenship.
 
70%
Yes, because it - and not the general election — is where the important races are decided.
 
14%
No, because I’m not registered for the party with the races that interest me.
 
7%
No, I haven’t been paying attention to the races so far.
 
7%
Total 170
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6News Now for August 1
August 1, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the problem of low voter turnout, more about the primary and reactions to the result of the election.
KU raises minimum wage for student workers
August 1, 2006
Kansas University plans to raise the minimum wage for student workers from $6.50 to $7 beginning later this month.
Raiders win state title
August 1, 2006
Salina - A seven-run seventh inning carried the Lawrence Raiders to a 13-6 victory over Emporia in the AAA Kansas American Legion baseball tournament championship game Tuesday at Evans Stadium.
Shew reports voting technology working, but some problems at polls
Some names not appearing on voter rolls
August 1, 2006
Some names not appearing on voter rolls.
Woman injured in Baldwin Junction collision
Air ambulance summoned to help
August 1, 2006
Intersection site of several recent mishaps
Primary polls open to lackluster turnout
August 1, 2006
Voter turnout was expected to be low - 23 percent statewide.
Blazing up to 100-plus temperatures today
Heat advistory continues until 7 tonight
August 1, 2006
If you have to move into an apartment today, don’t spare the air conditioner. “It’s another hot day, with the heat index being around 110 degrees,” said Sara Jones, 6News weather forecaster.
Father’s murder trial starts today
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B8
Trial starts today in the case of a Lawrence man charged with killing his 5-month-old daughter - a case that likely will center on conflicting medical opinions and the word of the baby’s mother.
District weighs higher taxes
Additional money would help increase teacher salaries
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A1
Lawrence school officials are leaning toward a property tax increase.
Wranglers might bolt Wichita for Arkansas
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C3
A move by the Wichita Wranglers baseball team to Springdale, Ark., has been announced to team staff members, according to a former spokesman who said he resigned after a meeting where the news was broken.
On the record
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B2
Yankees send Chacon to Pittsburgh for Wilson
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
Trying to fill gaps, the New York Yankees got infielder/outfielder Craig Wilson from the Pittsburgh for former All-Star pitcher Shawn Chacon on Monday.
Lecture series tackles dispute over evolution
Intelligent design advocate finds list of speakers one-sided
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University is organizing what some say has been absent in the long, hot battle over the teaching of evolution: dialogue.
Penny pinching pays off
Vacationer wins top honor for attending time-share presentations
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C8
The winners of the 2006 Penny Pincher of the Year Contest:
Horoscopes
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, Aug. 1
Policy problems
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: U.S. foreign policy was once aimed at making friends abroad (remember the Peace Corps) instead of making more and more enemies by attempting to force our systems and ideas on other people at the point of a gun.
Secretary of state
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A5
The conservative and moderate wings of the GOP also face off today in the Secretary of State’s primary election.
Food, arts and crafts abound at the fair
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
Looking for something cool to do on a hot day? You might check out the foods, arts and crafts entries in air-conditioned comfort today at the Douglas County 4-H Fair.
Primary choices
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A1
Decisions will be made today in the Democratic and Republican party primaries that may have far-reaching effects for Kansas, but fewer than one in four voters are expected to participate in the primary election.
Garage sale to help drive Meals on Wheels
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Meals on Wheels volunteers have collected enough items to fill 14 storage sheds for the organization’s fundraising garage sale Saturday.
Baghdad order extends soldier’s stay in Iraq
Lawrence native was on flight home to family
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A1
Maureen Bell said she’d never forget the dejection in her husband’s voice when he called her to say his tour of duty in Iraq had been extended four months.
Restaurant, shop to open downtown
Mexican fare returning to Dos Hombres site
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C8
Mexican food and drinks are coming back to a former retro lounge at the edge of downtown Lawrence.
Third-grader looking for a Big Brother
August 1, 2006 in print edition on D2
Third-grade student Alex, an outdoor enthusiast, is seeking a big brother through the Big Brother/Big Sisters of Douglas County program.
Sons learn to properly appreciate Rancid
August 1, 2006 in print edition on D1
While thumbing through the radio dial on the way home from a Kansas City Royals game, my wife, Julie, and sons Eric and Thomas were trying to agree on what station to settle on.
NYC honeymoon stirs memories of Sept. 11
August 1, 2006 in print edition on D1
Our flight into LaGuardia Airport ends with a pass over Manhattan before landing. We’re low and slow enough that it’s easy to pick out the city’s landmarks - there’s Central Park, the Chrysler Building, Times Square.
Tracking teens
Cell phone features offer mixed benefits
August 1, 2006 in print edition on D1
Nat Caron, like more than half of today’s teens, carries a cell phone. The 15-year-old keeps a tiny, silver phone in his pocket to keep in touch with friends. But he’d gladly give up the device if he knew his parents could use it to track where he was at every second.
Ortiz silences Indians in 9th
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C4
David Ortiz hit a game-ending, three-run homer in the ninth inning Monday night to give the Boston Red Sox a 9-8 victory over the Cleveland Indians that kept them in sole possession of first place in the AL East.
Experts debate meaning of Gibson’s slurs
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A2
Behavior experts were split Monday on whether the alleged anti-Semitic comments of actor Mel Gibson were a reflection of his beliefs or simply gibberish induced by intoxication - the alcohol talking, in other words.
Kansas QB club to meet tonight
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Quarterback Club will have its inaugural 2006 gathering at 5:30 p.m. today in the Adams Alumni Center on KU’s campus.
Lawrence Datebook
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B2
Man stabbed repeatedly during violent argument
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B2
A Lawrence man was stabbed several times Monday night in the middle of 26th Street near Redbud Lane, leaving blood pooled in the busy, apartment-lined street.
Drug trafficking growing in Kansas
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B2
Five years ago, a Salina police officer who stopped a truck and trailer for speeding eventually uncovered about 440 pounds of cocaine hidden in a false wall. At the time it ranked as one of the largest drug busts in U.S. history.
Firefighter reserves called up
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A4
Federal land management agencies are being asked to make more employees available to fight wildfires because crews and equipment have been stretched to the limit by nearly 60 major blazes across the West.
Worker dies in fall aboard listing ship
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
A member of a salvage team examining an abandoned ship drifting in the Aleutian Islands slipped down the ship’s deck and suffered a fatal blow to his head, the Coast Guard said Monday.
Down, but not out
Sloppy Raiders fall, but get another chance
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
Emporia may have recorded the victory over the Lawrence Raiders in the AAA American Legion state tournament, but it was obvious to the Raiders’ fans that Lawrence had hit critical mass.
OU recruit Griffin plays through pain
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
The pain in his right shoulder didn’t matter to Blake Griffin on Monday. He wanted to play basketball.
Natural gas futures near six-month high
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
Natural gas futures surged 14 percent to a near six-month high on Monday, rallying on strong demand from power producers amid scorching temperatures across the Midwest and Northeast.
Murder charges filed in insurance scheme
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two women in their 70s were charged Monday with having homeless men killed in hit-and-run car crashes to collect more than $2 million in life insurance.
Anti-obesity vaccine shown to work in rats
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
Scientists at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego have developed an experimental anti-obesity vaccine that allowed rats to feast on dry pet chow without getting fat.
People in the news
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Cher to auction 700 items from her Malibu home ¢ Aretha Franklin to get a little respect ¢ Boy George to serve hot, smelly sentence ¢ New task force to investigate rapper’s unsolved murder
Shark week sinks teeth into history
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A2
Host Mike deGruy dons an outfit straight out of “Star Trek” to search for the “Perfect Shark” (8 p.m., Discovery). Mike’s aquarium time machine takes us back to the era of the long-extinct megalodon, which grew to 60 feet in length, making it the largest shark ever known.
Boston catcher leaves with left knee injury
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek left Monday night’s game in the third inning with a twisted left knee and will be re-evaluated Tuesday.
Nationals keep Soriano, stay quiet at deadline
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
Alfonso Soriano’s up-and-down tenure with the Washington Nationals will last at least until the end of this season, with the team holding on to the slugging left fielder instead of dealing him at baseball’s trade deadline Monday.
Utley’s hitting streak reaches 32 games
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
Chase’s chase is still on and he’s taking the longest hitting streak in the majors on the road.
Cincinnati trades for pitchers Cormier, Lohse
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Cincinnati Reds bolstered their bullpen and possibly their starting rotation with two trades before Monday’s deadline, acquiring right-hander Kyle Lohse from Minnesota and left-hander Rheal Cormier from Philadelphia.
Mets trade Nady to Pitt for Hernandez, Perez
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
After stellar setup man Duaner Sanchez was injured in a taxi accident, the New York Mets quickly found some bullpen help Monday by acquiring pitchers Roberto Hernandez and Oliver Perez from the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Xavier Nady.
FDA switches gears on morning-after pill
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A1
The Food and Drug Administration unexpectedly announced its willingness Monday to make the emergency contraceptive, Plan B, available without prescription - but only to women ages 18 and older.
Report: Collier to be AD at Butler
Web site quotes unnamed source as saying that press conference scheduled for today
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C2
It appears Barry Collier is headed to Butler University as the school’s new athletic director.
Cubs ship Maddux to Dodgers for Izturis
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
Four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday for infielder Cesar Izturis.
Hot-hitting ChiSox down Royals
Chicago adds three home runs to league-leading July total; Contreras snaps losing streak
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
While Detroit, the AL Central Division leader, and Minnesota, which is in third place, made deals before the non-waiver trading deadline, the second-place Chicago White Sox stood pat.
New K.C. GM busy at deadline
Moore trades Affeldt for Rockies’ Shealy, Dohmann
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Colorado Rockies failed to find the impact bat and speedy outfielder they were looking for Monday but did acquire the bullpen help they feel can bolster their chances of making a playoff run in the NL West.
Steeler’s brother gets additional jail time
Decision to watch Super Bowl leads to 4 1/2 more years in stir
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C6
Tyrone Carter pauses while pulling off his sweat-soaked jersey following a steamy afternoon practice and reflects where it went wrong for the big brother who steered the Pittsburgh Steelers’ safety through tough times.
Leinhart, Brady sit out
Arizona, QB still negotiating; Patriots quiet on veteran’s absence
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C6
Arizona rookie quarterback Matt Leinart stayed out of the sun Monday, as did veteran counterpart Tom Brady, who was mysteriously absent from workouts with the New England Patriots.
Dolphins coach takes pass on President
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C6
When the White House extended an invitation to dine with President Bush, Dan Marino accepted, but Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban said no.
Israel rejects cease-fire, widens ground offensive
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A7
Israel’s prime minister declared Monday there would be no cease-fire with Hezbollah guerrillas, saying “we will not give up on our goal to live a life free of terror.” His Security Cabinet approved widening the ground offensive.
Mideast tough test for Rice
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A7
It had to be the most difficult moment of the most difficult week of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s 18-month tenure as America’s chief diplomat.
Runoff looks likely in presidential race
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
Congolese voters appeared to be deeply divided in Sunday’s historic election, casting ballots along geographic lines and possibly sending the presidential contest into a runoff, according to analysts studying partial returns.
Environmental threat from oil leak downplayed
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
Russia’s Natural Resources Ministry said Monday that an oil pipeline leak in western Russia threatened environmental damage, but the pipeline’s operator said the spill was far smaller than the ministry claimed and had already been cleaned up.
Gatlin’s coach may feel the heat
Graham linked to other athletes clouded by drug suspicion
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C2
With Justin Gatlin preparing to defend himself on doping violations, the spotlight turned squarely on Trevor Graham, the track coach associated with at least a half-dozen athletes who have received drug suspensions.
Massive protests snarl Mexico City
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
Supporters of Mexico’s leftist presidential candidate brought rush-hour traffic to a crawl Monday, causing the stock market to drop and forcing office workers dressed in business suits and high heels to hike for miles to work.
Castro hands over power in order to undergo surgery
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
Fidel Castro temporarily relinquished his presidential powers to his brother Raul on Monday night and told Cubans he underwent surgery.
Rebels kill 18 soldiers ahead of inauguration
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
Suspected rebels ambushed an army patrol, exploded a car bomb in the capital and another bomb in Colombia’s southwest Monday, killing at least 18 people in a wave of attacks a week before the presidential inauguration.
Security Council sets deadline for Iran
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Monday demanding that Iran suspend its enrichment and reprocessing of nuclear fuel by Aug. 31 or face the threat of economic and diplomatic sanctions.
Iraqi gunmen seize 26 in raids
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A6
Gunmen dressed in military fatigues burst into the offices of the Iraqi-American Chamber of Commerce and a nearby mobile phone company Monday, seizing 26 people in a daylight raid in a mostly Shiite area of the capital.
Governor
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A5
While the Republican Party is dominant in Kansas - 46 percent of the state’s registered voters are Republicans with the rest split between unaffiliateds and Democrats - the GOP gubernatorial field is noteworthy because none of the candidates has high name recognition.
3rd district congress
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A5
Republican voters in the 3rd Congressional District, which includes eastern Lawrence and Douglas County, today will choose among four candidates vying to challenge incumbent Congressman Dennis Moore.
Insurance commissioner
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A5
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, a longtime Lawrence politician, has drawn a challenger within her own Republican Party from Eric Carter, a state legislator from Overland Park.
Padres get Todd Walker to help out at third
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C5
The San Diego Padres acquired Todd Walker from the Chicago Cubs on Monday to help out at third base, which has been a weak link offensively for the defending NL West champions.
1st district board of education
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A5
Two-term Democratic incumbent Janet Waugh faces political newcomer Jesse Hall for the 1st District seat, which includes eastern Douglas County. The winner faces no opposition in the November general election.
New voting machines stand ready
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A5
Let the voting begin. Election polls open at 7 a.m. in Douglas County and the rest of Kansas.
Roommate decides pet should be dinner
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B3
Lawrence police are investigating the killing of Melvin, a lop-eared rabbit.
Mine collapse swallows building, bar
114-year-old tavern sinks into hole in ‘drift failure’
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B3
The collapse of an old mine Monday claimed a 114-year-old tavern and the last remaining bar in this southeast Kansas town.
Calendar cancels this week’s meeting
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence city commissioners will not meet tonight.
Pit bull bites arm of police officer
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
A pit bull attacked a Lawrence Police officer Friday night in the 300 block of Mississippi Street, according to a report.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 1, 1906: “Marshal Kincaid received reports of the theft of two sets of work harness in the area and before long he was able to arrest some suspicious people who had been camping near Tonganoxie.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Assn. was proposing that nine city-owned vacant lots in the 800 block of Pennsylvania, originally purchased as part of the right-of-way for the Haskell Loop highway project, be made available for residential or commercial development.
Shortsighted acts
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I read the July 26 article on page 10B concerning the Tar Creek Superfund Site declared by the EPA that left the Kansas side of this area without a buyout option.
Uplifting incident
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Amid the daily news of violence in the Middle East and failure of politicians to stop it, an incident Thursday gave me hope and unexpected enjoyment.
Amusing news
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Sometimes the news is good, sometimes it’s bad, sometimes it can be funnier than the comics.
Nuclear energy
Current hot weather is a reminder of America’s need to increase its use of nuclear-powered electric plants.
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
This summer’s terrifically hot weather may or may not be the proof necessary to verify the global warming theory.
U.S. must face grim reality in Mideast
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B6
When this round of fighting in Lebanon is long over, and the denouement in Iraq has become clear, historians may look back at a July 21 quote from Condoleezza Rice as the epitaph for the Bush administration’s Mideast policy.
Commodities
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C8
Natural Breeze boss a certified remodeler
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C8
Marc Ridenour, owner of Natural Breeze Remodeling Inc., recently earned the “certified remodeler” designation from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
Networking group elects officers
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C8
Douglas County Connection, a group of area professionals dedicated to the promotion and growth of businesses owned by group members, announces the election of officers and addition of two members.
Emprise bolsters community relations
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C8
Jean Milstead is getting back into the banking business - with another bank.
Boutique to offer Hollywood, N.Y. fashions
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C8
Talk about a designer boutique.
African waves deliver Sahara’s dust
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A8
Tropical waves that form off the coast of Africa can carry torrential rain and sometimes spin into monster hurricanes.
KJHK DJs line up for fall
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
Nick Ray donned his vintage blazer, gold-rimmed shades and a red silk flower boutonniere.
6News collects money for 50 fans during event
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B8
6News staff members collected enough fans and cash Saturday to donate more than 50 fans to the Salvation Army.
Cancer surgery for cardinal successful
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A8
Doctors for Cardinal Francis George said Monday that tests on his bladder and other tissue show they succeeded in removing all the cancer and that he will not need radiation or chemotherapy.
Jeweler charged in false subway plot
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A8
A jeweler, apparently bent on revenge against former business associates, was arrested Monday for reporting a bogus plot to bomb the New York subways last July Fourth weekend, authorities said.
Cingular adds fee for older phones
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A8
About 4.7 million Cingular Wireless subscribers with older phones will have to pay $5 extra each month as the company tries to prod them to get new handsets so it can devote its entire network to one type of signal.
Traditional summer camps struggling in new climate
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A8
Summer camp is a family tradition for 20-year-old Web Eby. He grew up attending Camp Tu-Endie-Wei, a woodsy YWCA escape northwest of Chicago where his parents met and eventually got married.
Monks plead not guilty to child sex charges
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A8
Four monks pleaded not guilty to charges alleging a boy was sexually assaulted at a Texas monastery that draws thousands of visitors every year, officials said Monday.
Dems rearrange deck chairs
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B7
When you’re on a losing streak, it is human nature to see change - any change - as a good thing. But superficial change that becomes an excuse for ducking a more fundamental and difficult problem can be counterproductive.
Boston plans to have nonprofit run citywide Wi-Fi network
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A8
The city is considering an unusual approach to creating a citywide, low-cost wireless Internet network: putting a nonprofit organization, rather than a private service provider, in charge of building and running the system.
Heat cools primal urges
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B7
I had meant to take up the Middle East today, but my analytical powers have wilted in the heat, and it is all I can do to get the recycling out to the curb and take the car in for an oil change.
Student honored in poetry contest
August 1, 2006 in print edition on D2
Ryan Bellinger, who will be a fifth-grader at Broken Arrow School this fall, was honored in a poetry contest. Bellinger’s poem was selected from thousands of entries as one of the top 10 in the fourth-grade division.
Heat wave rolls eastward across United States
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
The blowtorch heat that blistered California last week gripped the Midwest on Monday, prompting communities to throw air-conditioned buildings open to the public and endangering millions of people with outdoor jobs - including NFL players in training camp.
Global warming unites Britain, Calif.
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced an agreement Monday to bypass the Bush administration and work together to explore ways to fight global warming.
Senate nears approval on offshore oil drilling measure
August 1, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Senate cleared the way Monday for legislation that would open 8.3 million protected acres in the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling.
Chiefs’ Allen continues to improve
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
Two years after Kansas City drafted him in the fourth round out of a lower-division school, Jared Allen finally is learning how to play defensive end.
Hawkins headed overseas
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
Former Kansas University basketball point guard Jeff Hawkins will play professional basketball in Germany next season.
Woodling: It’s not too late for Henry
August 1, 2006 in print edition on C1
Of basketball players it is often said they play either taller or shorter than their listed height. Most play shorter. Only a few play taller.
Questions arise on sales tax proposal
August 1, 2006 in print edition on B1
The idea of a new 1 percent sales tax may face an uphill battle at City Hall.