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Which of these electric items do you use now that you didn't use five years ago:

Poll results

Response Percent
Shredder
 
10%
Cell phone chargers
 
10%
Laptop computer
 
10%
More than one desktop computer
 
10%
More than two televisions
 
10%
VCR/DVD players or recorders
 
10%
Second refrigerator/freezer
 
10%
Air purifier
 
10%
Video game system or systems
 
10%
Home theater system
 
10%
Total 10
What do you think about the return of students to Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
Great! They add vitality to the city, and help make the town what it is.
 
53%
Awful! It means longer lines, more traffic and too many late night noises.
 
39%
No opinion.
 
6%
Total 438
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6News Now for August 9
August 9, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, gas driveoffs are on the rise, free school suppliers are running short of supplies, and rural fire departments are running low on water.
Heat index expected to climb to 110
More hot weather expected Thursday
August 9, 2006
Keep the ice handy - more hot weather is moving in this afternoon, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. “Today, we’re heading up above 100 degrees,” Schack said.
Hearing not on KU’s minds
Coach ‘focused on our football team,’ not NCAA
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A4
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino seemed undeterred - and claims his players couldn’t care less - about the upcoming NCAA hearing taking place Sunday in Baltimore.
Steady climbers
Mangino: Jayhawks ‘on solid turf’
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
Really, it’s like climbing a flight of stairs. Kansas University’s football program could have taken the chance and tried to lunge up four steps at a time, with the risk of rolling head over feet back down to the bottom. Or it could do what steady progress demands - step by step, low-risk, knowing that the footing always will be there.
Dog Days creator to receive ‘health hero’ award
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
To hundreds of Lawrence residents, he’s known simply as Red Dog. But Thursday evening he’ll have a new title: hero.
Commissioners hold the line on budget
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
Streets won’t get as much city funding as once thought, but Lawrence residents won’t be paying as much in property taxes as city leaders once projected either. A new citywide 1-cent sales tax also doesn’t appear to be imminent.
Prep Singler likely Late Night visitor
Oregon standout setting up visits; Dallas star Randolph ‘wide open’
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kyle Singler, a 6-foot-8 senior basketball forward from Oregon’s South Medford High, has started the process of setting up his official campus visits.
Royals activate Sweeney
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
Mike Sweeney was activated from the 60-day disabled list by the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday before they opened a three-game series with the Boston Red Sox.
Equipment checkouts for Free State, Lawrence High loom
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C3
Equipment checkout for prospective Free State High football players will be today at the high school.
Coaches pick Firebirds second, Lions sixth
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
Bob Lisher was never in the military, but the Free State High football coach nearly executed an about-face.
Pennsylvania Street development receives tentative approval
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B3
City commissioners gave parts of a controversial East Lawrence project preliminary approval Tuesday night but ordered the developer to continue working with neighbors on the project’s design.
AG to review school restraint regulations
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday advanced proposed regulations to limit use of restraints and seclusion in public schools for children with disabilities.
Gunshots reported twice this week
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
Recent reports of two incidents of gunplay and one stabbing have kept police busy in a southern Lawrence neighborhood.
Semitrailer wreck slows I-70 traffic
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
A wreck involving two semitrailers slowed traffic all morning Tuesday on westbound Interstate 70.
Baldwin Junction’s new look complete
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas Department of Transportation workers finished roadwork Tuesday and turned the Baldwin Junction 10 miles south of Lawrence into a four-way stop.
Department of Revenue to put on gun auction
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Department of Revenue has gotten into the gun business.
Fed takes a break on rate increases
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
The longest unbroken stretch of interest rate increases in recent history is over - and the stakes couldn’t be higher for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Winning fare at the fair
Participants share top recipes
August 9, 2006 in print edition on D1
The results are in. The ribbons are awarded. Now, it’s time to hit the kitchen.
Aromatic lavender provides large taste in small quantities
August 9, 2006 in print edition on D1
Highly aromatic plant with a floral yet pinelike aroma. Both buds and leaves are used in the kitchen.
College diet’ isn’t what parents think
August 9, 2006 in print edition on D1
With the annual college migration about to begin, many teenagers are on the verge of moving out of the family home, headed off to pursue greater knowledge. Their parents imagine that their children will be habitually bent over a textbook, diligently applying themselves to their studies and living a life of well-ordered priorities. I’m about to pop that bubble.
Violent storm injures four near Colby
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B2
Four hotel guests were injured and numerous vehicles were damaged when a tornado hit the outskirts of this northwest Kansas town Monday night, emergency officials said.
On the record
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B2
Keegan: Ingram symbolic for KU
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C1
The entrance to the room at Memorial Stadium that Kansas University uses to show off its football program to the world through the media wasn’t blocked on football media day, but it was crowded. An unmanned massive crane hovered over a gargantuan light tower that was on the ground.
Lawrence datebook
August 9, 2006
Democratic primary race finally settled
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
It will be a rematch in the secretary of state’s race with Republican incumbent Ron Thornburgh once again facing Democrat Sen. David Haley in the Nov. 7 general election.
Lieberman falls in primary but vows independent run
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
In a stark repudiation, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., narrowly lost the Democratic Senate primary here Tuesday night, falling to antiwar candidate Ned Lamont in a campaign that became a referendum on the incumbent’s support for the Iraq war.
Patient abuse blamed on poor wages, training
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
Fifteen employees of a state-run center in Somerset with about 260 retarded adults have been arrested in recent months on charges of abusing patients.
13 killings during week leave residents on edge
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
Thirteen people have been killed in Indianapolis in less than a week - a wave of bloodshed that has alarmed residents and civic leaders and led to stepped-up police patrols in the city’s trouble spots.
Scientists still predict busy hurricane season
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
The 2006 hurricane season - so far quiet - has fallen far behind last year’s record for tropical storm activity, but scientists on Tuesday issued a prediction that this year will nonetheless be above average, with seven to nine hurricanes forming in the Atlantic basin.
Plugged in: Electronics make us a high-energy society
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
April Davies has lived outside of what she calls the “energy hog culture.” The 2001 Kansas University graduate spent more than two years with the Peace Corps in El Salvador, where she relied on a refrigerator, a light bulb and a radio.
Twins separated during daylong surgery
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
Swathed in gauze, twin sisters Kendra and Maliyah Herrin were rolled from the operating room and moved to separate beds for the first time in their lives Tuesday after 26 hours of surgery in which doctors separated the 4-year-olds and reconstructed their internal organs.
Workers needed for pipeline repair
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
Oil giant BP searched for skilled workers and steel pipe Tuesday to replace badly corroded transit lines that this week forced the shutdown of operations at the largest oil field in the U.S.
DeLay agrees to remove his name from ballot
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A3
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Tuesday he will do whatever is necessary to remove his name from the November ballot.
State board agrees with Legislature’s school funding
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A4
The Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday recommended a $149 million increase for public schools in the 2007-08 school year to endorse the amount lawmakers already have approved.
Productivity growth slows; labor costs rising
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A5
The efficiency of American workers slowed sharply in the spring while a key gauge of labor costs rose at the fastest rate since late 2004.
Moderates see Corkins ouster, science switch
After election, new majority likely to overturn several recent decisions
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
Moderates who will control the Kansas State Board of Education next year say it’s only a question of time before they start undoing what the conservatives have done, chiefly dumping anti-evolution education standards and maybe the education commissioner, as well.
Daily ticker
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
Commodities
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
Wal-Mart manager says wages competitive
Retail giant increasing starting pay for some, but not in Lawrence
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
The world’s largest company, with the largest work force of any private employer in the United States, announced this week that it was boosting its starting pay for associates at a third of its U.S. stores in an effort to stay competitive in the marketplace.
Americans survive Brazil comeback
U.S. lead shrinks after Anthony suffers knee injury; Hinrich scores 14 in 90-86 victory
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C2
After a pair of big blowouts, the U.S. finally had some competition.
Goodell selected to lead NFL
Owners unanimously pick new commissioner
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C2
The transition was swift and smooth - and unanimous.
Tiger backs expecting more work
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C5
With quarterback Brad Smith gone, Missouri running backs Tony Temple and Marcus Woods know they’ll carry a much larger load this season.
Colorado coach sends out ‘pick-me-ups’
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C5
The group of Colorado Buffaloes football players were just relaxing after lifting weights, hanging out, playing video games when all of their cell phones, Treos and Blackberries started buzzing.
Radke, Twins halt Tigers’ win streak
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C6
Brad Radke won for the seventh time in eighth decisions, lifting the Minnesota Twins over Detroit, 4-2, Tuesday night and stopping the Tigers’ four-game winning streak.
Mets top Padres, spoil Piazza’s homecoming
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C6
David Wright hit a pair of run-scoring singles, and the New York Mets beat the San Diego Padres, 3-2, Tuesday night to ruin the homecoming of former Mets catcher Mike Piazza.
Kim Jong Il silent for more than a month
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Where in the world is Kim Jong Il?
Gangs renew attacks, battle among themselves
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Suspected gang members exchanged gunfire with police, hurled Molotov cocktails at banks and burned buses in and around Sao Paulo for a second day Tuesday, while battles among rival drug groups in Rio de Janeiro left at least 12 dead.
Candidate’s supporters take over toll booths
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Supporters of leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador briefly took over highway toll booths Tuesday, giving thousands of motorists free passage to the capital as they escalated their demands for a full recount in July’s close election.
Three arrested after Prince Charles makes phone-tapping complaint
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
British police arrested three men - including a newspaper section editor - Tuesday in an investigation that began with complaints from Prince Charles’ office about possible phone-tapping, police and the paper said.
Indonesia records 43rd death from bird flu, most in world
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
A 16-year-old boy in Indonesia died Monday from bird flu according to local test results that, if confirmed, would push the country’s death toll from the disease to the highest in the world.
Art worth millions stolen from archives
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
Drawings by a famous architect worth millions of dollars have been stolen from a state archive, officials said Tuesday, raising fresh concerns about the security of Russia’s museum collections after a major theft at the famed State Hermitage.
Darfur peace accord sparks insecurity, clashes
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A6
A peace deal that was supposed to end the conflict in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region has brought anything but peace, with fresh fighting displacing 50,000 more people and July marking the deadliest month for aid workers since the conflict began.
U.S., France at odds on U.N. Mideast resolution
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A7
The United States and France have split over key provisions in a compromise resolution to end hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel, triggering intense diplomatic scrambling, according to European and U.S. officials.
Twin pandas each give birth to twin cubs
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A8
Twin giant pandas each gave birth to twin cubs this week as the number of pandas born in captivity this year in China rose to six, state media reported Tuesday.
Worm could aid study of human stem cells
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A8
A tiny worm that can regrow its body if chopped into little pieces could help explain how human stem cells function and lead to better ways to manipulate them.
Questions raised about reliability of defibrillators
Safety data indicates need for proper maintenance
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A8
A review of safety data raises questions about the reliability of the heart zappers that hang on the walls of airports, shopping malls and health clubs.
Taste of Southwest comes to ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
August 9, 2006 in print edition on D3
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Grilling with Southwest Flavors.”
Alumni Association documents sealed
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B10
The ousted director of the Kansas University Alumni Association says it was a mistake that a 25-page report detailing his feud with the group wound up in a public court file.
Many called, few chosen for ‘Idol’
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A2
Thousands of “American Idol” hopefuls showed up Tuesday at the Rose Bowl with wide-eyed dreams of becoming the next Taylor Hicks or Carrie Underwood.
People in the news
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Wall doesn’t stand in the way ¢ Lindsay Lohan wants to entertain U.S. troops ¢ Stallone, ex-boxer settle suit ¢ Dennis Miller to talk politics
Matthews plays softball with Coulter
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A2
On the July 27 episode of “Hardball with Chris Matthews” (6 p.m., MSNBC), author Ann Coulter used a three-letter homophobic epithet to describe former Vice President Al Gore.
Americans prepare for bird flu
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B9
When I asked readers of this column for their views on bird flu and the threat of a human influenza pandemic, I had a feeling quite a few would respond. Indeed, the sheer volume of e-mails, calls and letters has been overwhelming - nearly 1,300 to date.
Terrorists won’t give up
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B9
Opponents of President Bush and his Iraq policy have jumped on a comment last week by Gen. John Abizaid, commander, U.S. Central Command, before the Senate Armed Services Committee: “I believe that the sectarian violence is probably as bad as I’ve seen it, in Baghdad in particular, and that if not stopped, it is possible that Iraq could move toward civil war.”
Old home town - 100 years ago today
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 9, 1906: “The Central Protective Assn. will hold its sixth annual picnic at Durr’s Grove, Eudora, Aug. 15. It will be attended by many state and local dignitaries and is a major event.”
Old home town - 40 years ago today
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
Demands for student loans at Kansas University were expected to hit a peak the coming fall. Bob Billings, director of aids and awards at KU, anticipated an extra busy September and October for his office. He said a number of records might be set for borrowing.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
Brian Wulfkuhle, Berryton, had the grand champion black Angus at the annual Douglas County Fair. The sale of the animal brought nearly $1,700.
Go vote
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Sunday’s editorial concerning primary voter turnout was on target.
Tree butchers
August 9, 2006
To the editor: In response to the article in the July 29 paper, I would like to comment on the tree trimming being undertaken by Westar’s contracted tree service, the Wright Tree Service.
Refugee strife
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: The plight of uprooted individuals around the world is a topic too often overlooked.
Iconic images not always accurate
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
Every historic moment has its iconic image. Vietnam had Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong on the street; the Oklahoma City bombing had a fireman holding a dying child in his arms; Abu Ghraib had the hooded torture victim standing on a box.
Highway Band-Aid
The Baldwin Junction is just one of many dangerous spots on U.S. Highway 59.
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
A four-way stop may not be the ideal solution for the intersection of U.S. highways 56 and 59 south of Lawrence, but some action was needed to try to increase safety at the intersection where accidents have claimed three lives in the past four months.
Academic priority
For at least one KU athlete, basketball isn’t the only game in town.
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B8
It’s great to hear about a college athlete - especially one who’s probably bound for the pros - making the most of the academic opportunities that go with being a scholarship student.
Track and field friendship goes the distance
August 9, 2006
Eleven-year-old Bridgette Berry and 10-year-old Alexa Harmon-Thomas lived just a block from each other in Lawrence. Both girls were the same age and though young both were showing promise as strong track athletes not just in Lawrence but also in the nation.
Aquahawk swimming solo to Nationals
August 9, 2006
Emma Reaney is making a splash on the West Coast. Reaney left for Irvine, Calif. Aug. 7 to make her first visit to the golden state and more importantly, her first appearance at the Junior Nationals championship swim meet.
Gymnastics Academy opens doors, eyes
12:00 a.m., August 9, 2006 Updated 12:00 a.m.
While those around him soared through the air, danced across the floor and dangled from rings and uneven bars, Barrett Bartley crawled across a balance beam, just inches off the ground. No, Barrett wasn’t the most breathtaking gymnast at the Lawrence Gymnastics Academy’s celebration for National Gymnastics Day, but then again, he is only 16 months old.
Hurricanes get ready for some football
12:00 a.m., August 9, 2006 Updated 12:00 a.m.
It’s the start of August and the heat has turned from bad to worse. It’s hot- too hot. But not too hot for football.
Team effort helps KC Jayhawks through long season
August 9, 2006
Seeing how the KC Jayhawks are coached by former Kansas Jayhawks Danny Manning and Sean Alvarado as well as Manning’s former high school basketball coach Ted Juneau, it’s no surprise they won 75 percent of their games this season.
Local racer has need for speed
August 9, 2006
With a storm approaching late Wednesday night, 15-year-old Max Roberts made sure his car was tucked away in the garage, leaving no room for his parents’ truck. It’s not often parents leave their cars in the driveway to make room in the garage for their teenager’s car, but Max’s parents, Harold and Susan, make an exception. After all, how can Max race his car on weekends if it has hail damage?
Hudson helps Royals stop Sox, 6-4
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C6
Even with plenty of offense from David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, the Boston Red Sox are struggling these days.
Long waiting list prompts Red Dog fundraiser run
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
The waiting list of 100 children for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence’s summer program is too long, executive director Janet Murphy says.
Quiet won’t last: The students are coming!
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A1
Need an oil change? A haircut? A moment of peace? Get it now.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several locations.
Drive to liquor store ends with 2 at hospitals
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B2
A trip to a North Lawrence liquor store Tuesday night caused a collision that sent one Lawrence man to a Kansas City-area hospital with injuries.
Shelter holds out hope for relocation
Treatment center also interested in former Lake View Manor site
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B6
Leaders of a Lawrence homeless shelter haven’t given up on the idea of relocating their downtown shelter to a former nursing home site in southeast Lawrence.
M&M owner hires two employees
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
Aaron Legleiter and Phil Gugler have joined M&M Bakery, in North Lawrence, as bakers.
Credit score can shift insurance premiums
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B7
Auto insurers have long used rating factors such as age, sex, marital status, ZIP code and accident history to set their premiums. By determining how much each factor affects frequency and size of payouts, insurers create a formula for calculating how much you’ll pay for coverage.
Freeney scares Colts
Pass rusher misses morning practice
August 9, 2006 in print edition on C8
Dwight Freeney gave the Indianapolis Colts a brief scare Tuesday.
Bombings shake Baghdad as soldiers patrol the streets
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A7
At least 20 people were killed Tuesday in a string of bombings in the center of Baghdad, as more American soldiers patrolled the streets of the capital in a make-or-break bid to quell sectarian violence.
Israel shuts down south Lebanon as death toll approaches 800
August 9, 2006 in print edition on A7
Israel shut down south Lebanon with a threat to blast any moving vehicles Tuesday as ground fighting intensified, airstrikes killed at least 19 civilians and Arab governments called for a full Israeli withdrawal as a condition of any cease-fire.
Horoscopes
August 9, 2006 in print edition on B5
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