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What do you think about all the concert festivals being held in Lawrence this summer

Poll results

Response Percent
Great! They bring lots of live music and tourist dollars to town!
 
75%
Awful! They bring too many unruly outsiders and loud music to my neighborhood.
 
17%
No opinion.
 
7%
Total 451
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Tax Increases Opposed
August 4, 2006
On August 8, the City Commission will debate the 2007 City of Lawrence Budget. Part of that proposed budget is a property tax increase of .98 mills, which would cost a typical Lawrence homeowner about $50-$60 more per year in property taxes.
6News Now for Aug. 4
August 4, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, a daylong concert hits Burcham Park for the Bleeding Kansas Festival, a big night for the Douglas County Fair with the Demolition Derby, and KU officials react to the possible loss of a $17 million grant.
Crash injures two teens
Car rolled over north of Lawrence
August 4, 2006
Driver ejected as car rolled several times
Lots of sunshine ahead
Chance for showers Saturday morning
August 4, 2006
Find some shade and grab a cold drink - sunny skies and standard August heat are on tap today.
Let it bleed
British trio Keane survives success and madness
August 4, 2006 in print edition on D1
It’s tough to name a band that accomplished more in its first full year in the spotlight than Keane did in 2005.
Indie spirit celebrated at Burcham Park fest
August 4, 2006 in print edition on D1
Most people know Burcham Park as the place to watch Fourth of July fireworks or walk their dogs along the river. But on Saturday the locale will transform into an international concert venue.
Kids try hand at raising animals
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
Spiffed up in a new cowboy hat, boots and bright blue jeans, Tucker Gabriel seemed nervous. “A little,” the 8-year-old Eudora boy admitted.
Publisher blasts candidate for illegally stuffing newspapers
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
A weekly newspaper in southeast Kansas says Jana Shaver, one of the moderate State Board of Education candidates who won in the Republican Party primary, illegally stuffed her political fliers in the newspaper after it left out her information in a question-and-answer segment for the candidates in the race.
Experts warn against senator’s bill
Brownback seeks access to experimental drugs for terminally ill cancer patients
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
A bill sponsored by Sen. Sam Brownback is intended to help terminally ill patients, but a leading medical journal Thursday warned against the consequences.
KU shocked that record grant may be in peril
Science foundation: University failing to produce as promised
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
The National Science Foundation’s $17 million grant to Kansas University was hailed as the largest research grant in the history of the state when announced three years ago.
Sewage treatment site recommended
Location east of U.S. Highway 59 preferred for proposed $80 million plant
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
The city’s new $80 million sewage treatment plant should be built east of U.S. Highway 59, a team of city workers and consultants concluded.
Lidle wins Yankees debut
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C4
The New York Yankees’ rotation is coming together, and Cory Lidle is primed to be a big part of its success.
Gatlin’s massage therapist denies allegations, has checkered history
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C3
A massage therapist drawn into the Justin Gatlin doping scandal denied an accusation that he rubbed testosterone cream on the sprinter’s body to trip a positive drug test.
Registration still open for annual Unity Run
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C3
Registration is still open for the annual Unity Run from Free State High to Lawrence High. Saturday’s race will start at 8 a.m. on Free State’s track, and finish at Lawrence High.
N. Lawrence looking to benefit from publicity for CBS drama
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
Call it Jericho, the neighborhood formerly known as North Lawrence.
KU football squad starts practice today
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University football players reported back to Lawrence on Thursday before preseason camp opens up today.
Pitcher Land finds success
Other former Jayhawks still trying to locate footing
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C3
Of the record-tying six Kansas University baseball players selected in the June free agent draft, pitcher Sean Land has made the most impressive professional debut.
3 Marines charged with assault in Iraq
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A5
Assault charges were filed Thursday against six Marines stemming from an incident in April in the Iraqi village of Hamdania, military officials said.
Thousands of Shiites to rally for Hezbollah
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A5
Thousands of Shiite youths, some armed, headed into Iraq’s capital Thursday for a pro-Hezbollah rally as skirmishes erupted with U.S. troops that left at least three people dead, officials said. Fifteen rallygoers were wounded in a bus bombing.
Minnesota strikes early against K.C.
Staked to seven-run lead, Twins’ Radke shuts down Royals
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
Brad Radke left his previous start after three innings with a sore shoulder and a loss. The Minnesota Twins brought up right-hander Mike Smith from Triple-A Rochester in case Radke could not make the start or had an early exit against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
American generals warn that Iraq could soon break out in civil war
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
Two top U.S. generals said Thursday that the sectarian violence in Iraq is much worse than they had ever anticipated and could lead to civil war, arguing that improving the situation is now more a matter of Iraqi political will than of U.S. military strategy.
Community college athletic programs punished
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B3
All athletic programs at Barton County Community College except for men’s basketball have been put on probation by the National Junior College Athletic Assn. and the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.
Record-low streamflows plague western Kansas
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B3
Numerous longtime low-streamflow records were broken in July, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Lemonade stands raise thousands for research
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B3
A series of lemonade stands in Lawrence earlier this summer raised more than $2,000 for pediatric-cancer research.
Teen dies after jumping from semitrailer
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B4
A 17-year-old boy was killed early Thursday after he jumped from a moving semitrailer on Interstate 40, a McKinley County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said.
Topeka man convicted in April 2005 rollover
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B4
A man accused of killing a passenger when he lost control of the truck he was driving was convicted of involuntary manslaughter under the influence of alcohol.
Utley’s streak reaches 35
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C4
The game was just a few minutes old when Chase Utley singled to extend his hitting streak to 35 games. Quite a contrast from the suspense the previous night when he needed five at-bats to keep it going.
Police chief saves caged bird from sinking bar
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B4
A pet lovebird named Romeo has been saved from a 114-year-old tavern that is sinking into an old mine shaft in this southeast Kansas town.
Second lawsuit seeks to strike down Mo. voter photo ID law
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B4
Opponents of a new state law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification filed a second lawsuit Thursday, claiming it could discourage or prevent people from voting in November.
Counting the dead a dangerous, imprecise task
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A7
In the rocky hills and isolated villages of southern Lebanon, counting the dead from Israeli airstrikes and artillery has become a dangerous and often imprecise task.
Hezbollah rocket attack kills 8 Israelis
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A7
A massive wave of guerrilla rockets pounded northern Israel in a matter of minutes Thursday, killing eight people hours before Hezbollah’s leader offered to stop the attacks if Israel ends its airstrikes. Israel hit back early today with airstrikes in southern Beirut.
Officials fear dam could burst, flooding El Paso
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
The rain-swollen Rio Grande River threatened to push through an earthen dam and cause flooding in El Paso, prompting evacuation orders for residents, officials said.
Lawyer: Phelps church dodging lawsuit server
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
An attorney said he has been unable, despite more than two dozen attempts, to serve a lawsuit on members of a Kansas church that protests at military funerals across the nation.
AOL to cut payroll by 5,000 workers
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
AOL will shed as much as a quarter of its global work force within six months as the company seeks more than $1 billion in savings to offset its decision to give more services away for free.
Woman’s shooting death linked to serial killer
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
The death of a woman who was gunned down while walking has been linked to a serial killer believed responsible for dozens of random shootings across Phoenix, police said Thursday.
Judge dismisses lawsuit in disappearance case
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
A lawsuit that claimed a Dutch college student was responsible for the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba last year was dismissed Thursday by a judge who said it should not have been filed here.
Eastern U.S. continues to sweat
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
Edward Landry came to this resort city to try to beat the heat. Instead, it was so hot he couldn’t even wiggle his toes in the sand.
Voting could mean big money in Arizona
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
“Vote your pocketbook” could take on a whole new meaning in Arizona.
Senate passes pension legislation
Bills to raise minimum wage, cut inheritance taxes blocked
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Senate approved and sent to the White House pension legislation to give millions of Americans a better chance of getting the retirement benefits they’ve earned while sparing taxpayers from possibly paying for failed pension plans.
AG dismisses most serious charge in case of school shooting plot
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B2
Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has dismissed the most serious charge against one of five teenagers accused of planning to attack their high school and turned all five cases over to the Cherokee County prosecutor, a spokesman said Thursday.
On the record
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B2
Tropical Storm Chris weakens significantly
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
Tropical Storm Chris lost steam Thursday as it pushed across the eastern Caribbean, scattering rain over Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands but no longer posing a hurricane threat to the region.
Militants seize German hostage in southeast
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
Militants disguised as soldiers took a German oil industry worker hostage Thursday in Nigeria’s oil-rich delta region, spiriting him away on a boat, police said.
U.N. chief makes first trip to troubled nation
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, making his first trip to Haiti, called Thursday for strengthening the national police force to stem an upsurge in kidnapping and lawlessness.
Officer cleared of wrongdoing in shooting
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
A police marksman who wounded a suspect during an anti-terror raid stumbled during the operation and accidentally fired his gun, the police complaints bureau ruled Thursday, exonerating the officer of any wrongdoing.
Violence, political unrest make tourists rethink locale
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
A human head washes up on an Acapulco beach. Protesters hassle visitors at makeshift checkpoints in the colonial city of Oaxaca. And in Mexico City, leftist demonstrators turn the tourist draws of Reforma Avenue and the Zocalo plaza into sprawling, ragtag protest camps.
Typhoon slams into southern China
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated as Typhoon Prapiroon slammed into southern China on Thursday, pounding an already battered area with more heavy rains and winds.
Attacks kill four Canadian soldiers
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
Militant attacks killed four Canadian soldiers and wounded 10 Thursday while 21 Afghan civilians died from a suicide car bombing - the latest barrage of violence that has accompanied NATO’s new security mission in southern Afghanistan.
Another bar and grill set for Tanner’s building
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C8
With two outs already in the book, a Lawrence sports bar is calling in a pinch hitter with big-game experience.
4-year-old conjoined twins prepare for separation surgery
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
They were born in a perpetual hug, their little bodies fused at the midsection so that they are practically face-to-face, and have grown into outgoing 4-year-olds who chatter away and finish each other’s sentences.
Injury bug plagues Northwestern State
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
Northwestern State’s football team already has an uphill battle to start its 2006 season, with two deeper, more polished, Division I-A teams kicking off the schedule.
K.C.’s Bennett ready for any role
Newest Chief has been ‘nothing but smiles’ since finding out about trade
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
If he’s destined to spend the rest of his career playing behind Larry Johnson, Michael Bennett says he’s ready to shoulder the load.
Camping with Collison
Jayhawk freshmen aid former KU forward
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
Eleven-year-old Austin Bell never had a chance. Nick Collison came at him from every angle.
Cuba sends message of continuity
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
Cuba’s communist government provided no new information on Fidel Castro’s condition Thursday but sought to reassure Cubans that nothing would change.
Sooners move forward minus Bomar
Two dismissed players apologize; Stoops says Oklahoma will survive latest shockwave
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C2
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Thursday that the school acted quickly when it found out that starting quarterback Rhett Bomar and offensive lineman J.D. Quinn broke NCAA rules through their employment at a car dealership.
Tiger lurks near top at Buick Open
Weir matches best round of the season to take lead
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C2
Tiger Woods birdied his first five holes and closed with a 6-under 66 Thursday. That wasn’t enough to take the early lead in the Buick Open.
People in the news
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Madonna’s crucifixion draws ire from religious leaders ¢ Katharine McPhee fractures left foot on ‘Idol’ tour ¢ Dupri to blend various live music at AmsterJam ¢ Penelope Cruz says she’s met TomKat’s daughter, Suri
Sitcom audiences shrinking
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A2
This seems to be the summer that “edgy” talent tries to reinvent the sitcom. Things kicked off with the foul-mouthed HBO offering “Lucky Louie.”
Keegan: Sizing up future KU foes
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C1
College basketball games aren’t played on paper, otherwise Kansas University would have defeated St. Joseph’s and Bradley and would have lost to Kentucky and, in the Big 12 tournament final, to Texas.
Boston’s Varitek has knee surgery
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek had arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday and was expected to begin rehabilitation immediately, though there was no timetable given for when Boston’s captain could return.
Orioles agree to send Lopez to Red Sox
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
After listening to Javy Lopez say publicly for several months that a trade would be the best thing for both sides, the Orioles finally granted him his wish, agreeing to send the disgruntled catcher and cash considerations to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named.
Letter discusses Wranglers move
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
The draft of a letter of intent from a baseball consultant hired by the city of Springdale, Ark., to the president of the Wichita Wranglers appears to represent another step toward moving the minor-league franchise.
Bonds home-run ball fetches $220,100
Auction price paid for 715th career homer exceeds experts’ predictions
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
Barry Bonds’ 715th home run ball fetched a winning auction bid of $220,100 on Thursday, much better than experts predicted for the shot that moved the troubled Giants slugger past Babe Ruth for second place on the career list.
Royals, top pick agree
Hochevar to sign major-league pact
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms on a major-league contract Thursday with right-hander Luke Hochevar, the No. 1 overall pick in the June draft.
Nation deports Christian Koreans
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
Afghanistan ordered hundreds of South Korean Christians to leave the country, accusing them Thursday of seeking to undermine its Islamic culture.
Gordon injures knee during Vikings camp
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C6
Former Kansas University defensive back Charles Gordon, now with the Minnesota Vikings, was carted off the field after injuring his left knee during practice on Thursday.
Partnership program director resigns
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Education Achievement Partners director Sarah Klingele has resigned, citing personal and family reasons.
Boeing rolls out brand new radar-jamming jet for Navy
EA-18G Growler program to cost $9 billion
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B10
Boeing Co.’s defense operation in St. Louis unveiled the first EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft Thursday for the U.S. Navy, a next-generation radar-jamming jet that promises more protection for service members.
Firefighters, sheriff’s deputies might have been exposed to toxic smoke
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B10
Finney County sheriff’s deputies and Garden City firefighters might have been exposed to toxic smoke while responding to a fire that burned down a manufacturing plant last month, officials said.
Israeli tanks, bulldozers enter southern Gaza
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
Dozens of Israeli tanks pushed deep into the Gaza Strip and aircraft fired missiles at Palestinian militants Thursday, killing eight people in heavy fighting that mirrored the Israeli offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.
Classic motorcycles featured on new stamps
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
Olive is about to be famous and her owner couldn’t be more excited.
Hillary Clinton calls for Rumsfeld resignation
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday called on Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to resign, hours after excoriating him at a public hearing over what she called “failed policy” in Iraq.
Former mayor ordered to report to prison
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
A federal judge on Thursday rejected former Mayor Bill Campbell’s request to remain free pending appeal of his tax evasion conviction and ordered him to start serving his 2 1/2-year prison sentence.
Microsoft to hackers: Try to break Vista
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A8
After suffering embarrassing security exploits over the past several years, Microsoft Corp. is trying a new tactic: inviting some of the world’s best-known computer experts to try to poke holes in Vista, the next generation of its Windows operating system.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 4, 1906: “More than 50 friends attended the 80th birthday party of N.P. Deming and surprisingly there were seven men there age 80 or beyond.
Old home town - 40 years ago today
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Lecompton bridge bonds were passed 4,249 to 4.003 in Douglas County. Larry Winn Jr. won the district GOP U.S. House nomination over five other aspirants, including State Sen. Reynolds Shultz of Lawrence. Dr. R.O. Nelson defeated James Titus 539-509 in the Democratic state House primary.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
Local resident Mark Kaplan asked the Kansas attorney general to investigate violations of open meetings laws by members of the Lawrence City Commission, principally Barkley Clark.
Driving attention
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Thursday’s article “Baldwin Junction death prompts call for safer highways” stated that the Kansas Highway Patrol said that Ms. Pohl “did not completely stop at the stop sign.”
E-mail campaign
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Over the past week I have received three unsolicited e-mails addressed to my Kansas University e-mail address from an organization calling itself “Kansans for Truth in Politics.”
Money trough
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: The city needs money. The school district needs money. The hospital needs money. And the library needs not money, but $50 million! And none pay real estate taxes.
Appearance points
An effort to keep retail and commercial areas neat and clean may be more important than setting strict design standards.
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
Much has been said and written in recent weeks about the appearance of buildings in Lawrence. Apparently, some people are so concerned about this matter that city commissioners recently approved a set of commercial design guidelines for new developments in the city.
Fundraising takes front seat in Congress
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B8
With the campaign season in full swing, I asked a few lobbyist friends - yes, this being Washington, some of my best friends are - to save up their fundraising invitations. One industrious lobbyist collected a week’s worth - and messengered over about 150 solicitations.
Officials say heat, drugs led to death
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B7
Heat was a factor in the death of a 54-year-old Kansas City man who collapsed in his home, according to the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Sebelius raised more than $108K in late July
Governor could be on track to have $4.2 M by Nov. 7
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B7
While Republicans were winding up campaigns to see who would challenge her, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius was raking in more than $108,000 in contributions toward her re-election, records show.
Event to benefit Faulkner Fund
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C8
Schroeder Chiropractic will be host to an open house to raise money for Christian Faulkner, a Lawrence boy living with cancer.
Protection One adds senior vice president
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C8
Protection One Inc., a Lawrence-based provider of monitored security services, has named John Pumpelly as senior vice president for alliance relationships, a new position designed to strengthen the company’s existing strategic partnerships and build new ones.
Therapists attend pediatric conference
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C8
Three therapists from Lawrence Therapy Services attended a conference last month at Lawrence Memorial Hospital to learn how to use the HELP (Hawaii Early Learning Profile) system, which focuses on being able to assess children in the areas of cognition, language, motor skills, social skills, self-help and sensory organization.
Commodities
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C8
Prosecutor demands death for rocket firings
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A6
A Jordanian military prosecutor on Thursday demanded the death penalty for seven alleged militants charged with firing rockets at two U.S. warships docked in the Red Sea port of Aqaba.
Previous bankruptcy can boost loan rate
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C8
Q: My credit is good, but the woman I married earlier this year filed for bankruptcy in 2002. We would now like to buy our first home together. How will the bankruptcy that she filed four years ago affect our chances of getting a mortgage loan?
Horoscopes
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B6
For Friday, Aug. 4
Doctor adjusts to scandal
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C8
As the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, U.S. Olympic Committee and any number of investigators, medical personnel and others work to understand a test showing that elite sprinter Justin Gatlin had run with elevated levels of testosterone in his body, Lawrence chiropractor Michael Stuart knows one thing.
Democrats go wobbly on war
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B9
With world attention focused on Israel’s war with Hezbollah, leading Democrats have finally settled on a position on Iraq. Surprise, they’re for a retreat. They’re wrong, and they have picked a terrible time to wave the white flag to terrorists.
GOP faces election potholes
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B9
As President Bush heads for Crawford, Texas, and Congress begins a monthlong recess, time is running out for the Republicans to prevent a significant electoral setback this fall.
Judge declares a mistrial in murder case
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A1
The trial of a Lawrence man accused of murdering his 5-month-old daughter took a surprising turn Thursday when attorneys said they’d discovered new evidence and the judge declared a mistrial.
Owens sits out with bad wheel
Sore hamstring sidelines Cowboys wide receiver
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C6
Wearing a hooded sweat shirt, shorts and a wrap on his left thigh, Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens spent Thursday riding an exercise bike instead of practicing.
Famed soprano Schwarzkopf dies at 90
August 4, 2006 in print edition on A2
Famed soprano Elisabeth Schwarz-kopf, a 20th century legend who won global acclaim for her renditions of Mozart and Strauss, died Thursday at her home in western Austria, state television reported. She was 90.
Mets’ Reyes signs four-year extension
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C5
Jose Reyes can count on buying a nice, big house in New York.
Texans OL back in Lone Star State
August 4, 2006 in print edition on C6
Five years ago, Eric Winston snubbed Texas A&M in favor of signing with Miami. While he enjoyed his time in Florida, the offensive tackle is ecstatic about returning to his home state to play for the Houston Texans.
Turnout a new low for Kansas primaries
August 4, 2006 in print edition on B1
Only 18 percent of the state’s registered voters participated in this year’s primary elections, a record low blamed on a lack of contested races and triple-digit temperatures.
Silliness fuels ‘Talladega’
August 4, 2006 in print edition on D1
“What does ‘diablo’ mean?” “It’s like Spanish for fighting chicken.”