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What do you think of the new airport security procedures banning liquids from airline flights:

Poll results

Response Percent
Great — anything to keep me and my family safe in the air.
Awful — it’s an overreaction that will be an inconvenience.
No opinion.
Total 249
What do you think of area volunteer firefighting departments?

Poll results

Response Percent
They need help — there’s not enough firefighters, water or equipment to do the job.
They’re great — they keep my home and property safe with little in the way of resources.
No opinion.
Total 228

All stories

Heat advisory canceled
Scattered storms arrive in Lawrence
August 10, 2006
Scattered storms arrive in Lawrence.
6News Now for August 10
August 10, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Journal-World, a foiled terror plot in Britain and how it affects people traveling locally, and the first male dancer in KU’s Spirit Squad.
Supreme Court justice apologizes for meeting
August 10, 2006
Nuss asks for “opportunity to learn from my mistakes.”
State, airport officials react to terror plot
Kansas City press conference scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
11:46 a.m., August 10, 2006 Updated 01:43 p.m.
Security measures reviewed, beefed up.
Vinland Fair starts today
August 10, 2006
The fair has plenty of livestock, crafts, sewing, baking and canning items on display.
WORLD: Terror plot heightens security at U.S. airports
Mass. governor calls in National Guard
09:31 a.m., August 10, 2006 Updated 03:29 p.m.
Airline passengers around the country stood in line for hours and airport trash bins bulged with everything from mouthwash and shaving cream to maple syrup and fine wine Thursday in a security crackdown prompted by the discovery of a terror plot in Britain.
Steamy, triple-digit heat continues
Heat advistory from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today
August 10, 2006
Another day of triple-digit temperatures is in the works for Lawrence, says Sarah Jones, 6News weather forecaster. But storm clouds are also moving in, bringing a chance for some wet relief tonight and cooler temperatures Friday, Jones said.
Taliban wing has captured Democratic Party
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
The narrow primary defeat of veteran senator Joe Lieberman in Connecticut’s Democratic primary is more than a loss for one man. It is a loss for his party and for the country. It completes the capture of the Democratic Party by its Taliban wing.
LMH says hospitalist program a success
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B3
A new Lawrence Memorial Hospital program designed to improve how quickly patients see a physician is more popular than expected, hospital leaders reported Thursday.
Ready to rumble
McAnderson could see expanded role
August 10, 2006
Truth be told, the Kansas University football offense never will be known as the B Mac Attack.
Raiders familiar with regional, foes
August 10, 2006 in print edition on D3
The Lawrence Raiders are all too familiar with their surroundings in the Central Plains Regional. They’ve spent the last three years at the tournament chasing a trip to the American Legion World Series.
Mets survive Piazza
August 10, 2006 in print edition on C4
Mike Piazza tipped his helmet to Pedro Martinez, then teed off against him.
Halladay notches 14th victory
August 10, 2006 in print edition on C4
Roy Halladay tied for the major-league lead with his 14th win, rebounding from his first loss in six weeks to lead the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles, 4-3, Wednesday.
Twins to put Liriano on disabled list today
August 10, 2006 in print edition on C5
The Minnesota Twins will place ailing left-hander Francisco Liriano on the 15-day disabled list today.
KU recruit Aldrich invited to Classic
August 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Future Kansas University basketball center Cole Aldrich will compete in the Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic at 7 p.m. on Sept. 1 at New York’s Rucker Park.
U.S. forces repel raid on new base
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
U.S. soldiers and warplanes drove off an insurgent attack on a new American base early Wednesday, reportedly killing 19 militants in an area where rebels are trying to resist a push by coalition troops into remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan.
Coke, Pepsi banned for health concerns
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
The state of Kerala halted the sale and production of Coke, Pepsi, Sprite and other soft drinks made by the Indian subsidiaries of Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc., an official said Wednesday.
Nagasaki observes bombing anniversary
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
The mayor of Nagasaki, the second of the only two cities attacked with an atomic bomb, marked the 61st anniversary of the bombing Wednesday by criticizing the world’s nuclear powers for their stalled efforts to disarm.
City: Downtown tree grates win out over planters
Pilot project shows pedestrians have more space to walk
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Walkers one, dogs zero. City crews have completed a pilot project in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street designed to give walkers more room to maneuver on downtown sidewalks by removing the small cement curbs that surround trees.
Gas drive-offs increasing with prices
Police: 5 drivers leave without payment this week alone
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University senior Jeromy Morris on Wednesday watched the price gauge at the Kwik Shop, 1846 Mass., tick upward - $27, $28, $29, … - as he filled up his car.
Partial recount of election begins
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Electoral officials fanned out across the country Wednesday to begin a partial recount in Mexico’s tight presidential election, while leftists alleging vote fraud blocked bank headquarters in the capital and vowed to take their disruptive protests nationwide.
Israel delays ground offensive
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israel has put its massive new ground offensive into southern Lebanon on hold for two or three days to give the U.N. Security Council more time to come to an agreement on a cease-fire, an Israeli Cabinet minister and senior officials said today.
Big Mac’ survey rates purchasing power
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
Residents of Tokyo have the highest purchasing power in the world, edging out people in Los Angeles, Sydney, London and Toronto, according to a new survey by the Swiss banking giant UBS that uses the “Big Mac” as its benchmark.
Four arrests announced in reporter’s kidnapping
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A6
U.S. Marines who cracked the Jill Carroll kidnapping case say the American journalist was held for a time in a home within sight of a sprawling U.S. military base in western Iraq.
Truck spills penguins, octopus onto highway
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
A truck transporting zoo animals overturned Tuesday, spilling 24 penguins, an octopus and tropical fish along a highway near Marshall, authorities said.
Gates Foundation gives $500M to health fund
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said Wednesday it will give $500 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next five years.
3 of 11 Egyptian students in custody
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Three Egyptian students who were being sought for failing to turn up for an exchange program at Montana State University were taken into custody Wednesday, more than a week after they arrived in the United States.
McKinney spreads blame
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A7
Rep. Cynthia McKinney did not go quietly in Tuesday’s primary runoff.
Primary shows incumbents no seat is safe
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A7
Republican, Democrat. House, Senate. White, black. The moderates fared worst.
Football season kicks off tonight
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
April may be the cruelest month, but I find August the most confusing. Is summer over yet? Students in some of the hotter states are already returning to their classrooms, while kids in the North are a good three weeks away from sharpening their pencils. And with baseball pennant races down to their final seven weeks, pro football arrives in the shape of exhibition games in which the overheated take on the less experienced.
People in the news
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Spielberg donates $1M to Israeli relief funds ¢ Robin Williams seeking treatment for alcoholism ¢ James Bond is 001 on best-dressed list ¢ Divorce a battle royale ¢ Bruce Willis sues childhood friend
Space pioneer James Van Allen dies
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A2
Physicist James A. Van Allen, a leader in space exploration who discovered the radiation belts surrounding the Earth that now bear his name, died Wednesday. He was 91.
Therapist attends pediatric conference
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
Jennifer Woerner, an occupational therapist for Lawrence Therapy Services, attended a recent conference at Lawrence Memorial Hospital regarding the Hawaii Early Learning Profile system for assessing children in areas of cognition, language, motor skills, social skills, self-help and sensory organization.
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
Congress offers permanent break for college savings
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
Before members of Congress left for their summer break, they gave parents and anyone else trying to save for a child’s college education a welcome break.
Toplikar: Shoemakers off and running
Companies introduce high-tech footwear
August 10, 2006
Bonnie seemed a little upset with me as I watched TV. “Look at his shoes. Dad, you need new shoes! Go get new shoes. Mom?” No, I couldn’t remember how old they were. OK. Yes, part of the heel tread was missing on my right sole.
Community college settles with instructor
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
Barton County Community College has settled a lawsuit with a former journalism instructor who alleged she lost her job over the student newspaper’s coverage of an athletic department scandal in which eight people have been convicted.
On the record
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
Statue of Liberty’s crown to stay closed
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Tourists won’t be climbing back up to the Statue of Liberty’s crown.
Daily ticker
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
Lawrence datebook
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B2
Garden City approves smoking ban
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B8
Smokers in this western Kansas town must snuff out their cigarettes in bars, restaurants and many other public places starting Jan. 8.
Gragg’s Paint buys Iowa Paint store
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A8
Lawrence’s Iowa Paint store will close next week after being bought out by Gragg’s Paint Co.
Pleas entered in foiled plot at Riverton High
Two admit guilt, three maintain their innocence
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B8
Two teens entered guilty pleas and three pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges stemming from an alleged plot to attack their southeast Kansas high school.
Families should plan ahead for emergency needs
August 10, 2006 in print edition on D2
Deadly summer weather can still strike in August, from hurricanes near the Gulf to severe storms in Kansas. Here are some ideas for your family’s emergency preparedness.
Fresh-smelling rooms may come at a price
Study links common cleaning ingredient with potential respiratory dangers
August 10, 2006 in print edition on D2
It may not be a household name, but 1,4-dichlorobenzene is a common household smell. It is the whiff of mothballs, the aroma masking a damp basement, the essence of an underventilated bathroom. It comes from a solid brick of insect-chasing, odor-covering, toilet-bowl cleaning power called paradichlorobenzene - or “para” in the cleaning trade.
You can rebuild a shaky credit rating
August 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
If you need to start rebuilding credit, but your card accounts are closed, there’s no quick solution on hand. Still, you can obtain nominal accounts that will help prove you can manage credit in the future:
Web sites helpful for gardening aficionados
August 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
In this age of computers and high-tech gadgetry, a vast array of information on most subjects is just a mouse click away. Admittedly, I am one of millions of surfers who cruise the information superhighway from time to time. However, when it comes to gardening, there are a few sites I use regularly for accurate, reliable information. Here is my list of favorite Web sites and sources of information that you may wish to explore.
Sculpting a vision
Landscaper making waves in Lawrence
August 10, 2006 in print edition on D1
Dallas Bergstrom’s cell phone seems to ring about every five minutes, which isn’t surprising because his contacts in the Lawrence area have skyrocketed in the past few years. The landscaper recently has tackled such high-profile ventures as the Adams Alumni Center’s new outdoor facelift, Hutton Farms’ sprawling community living area and Fall Creek Farms’ entryway.
Man accused of killings tries to withdraw plea
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
After pleading guilty last month to killing his two young sons in a burning travel trailer, a Liberal man has filed a motion to withdraw his plea.
ECKAN running low on school supplies
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence program for poor families needs money for school supplies.
State expands probe into starved girls case
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B3
An investigation into how state agencies responded to two Wichita girls found recently in life-threatening home conditions will eventually go back several years, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
Broken wrist shelves Bruschi
August 10, 2006 in print edition on C6
Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi underwent surgery Wednesday for a broken wrist and will miss the entire exhibition season.
Owens puts ailing hamstring through workout
August 10, 2006 in print edition on C6
Terrell Owens ran hard, made cuts and came to some quick stops while catching passes Wednesday, but did so during two post-practice session with a fourth-string quarterback, not with the rest of the Dallas Cowboys starters.
Appeal unlikely in loss of grant
As research millions pulled, KU decides to focus on future
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas University leaders may disagree with the National Science Foundation’s decision to back out of one of the largest research grants in KU history. But there likely isn’t anything they can do about it.
Hot, dry summers a strain on area fire departments
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
Fighting a fire in the car bay of Automotive Perfection in Perry last month should have been routine. “That fire should have taken 10 firefighters a couple of hours,” said David Warriner, City of Perry fire chief. “It wouldn’t have been an issue.”
Not weapons
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I’m writing in response to the Aug. 9 article “Department of Revenue to put on gun auction.”
Disillusioned voters target incumbents
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
The usual political torpor of August was shattered this week by the news that three congressional incumbents had lost their races in a single day. There were special forces at work in the contests that saw the defeats of two Democrats, Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman and Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney, and Michigan Republican Rep. Joe Schwarz. But taken together, they are the strongest signal yet of voter dissatisfaction with the status quo in Washington.
Seattle applauds Kansas vote
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
Angry parents and disgruntled voters in Kansas turned back another attempt to blend religion and science in the classroom. Keep up the fight.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.94 at Diamond Shamrock, Ninth and Ohio streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Lawyers: Nuss shouldn’t be sanctioned
Supreme Court judge faces disciplinary hearing today over lunch discussion
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Attorneys for Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss said Wednesday he shouldn’t be sanctioned for his out-of-court conversation with two legislators about the pending school finance case.
Iraq gap wider than Vietnam
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B7
If there is anything that makes the case American politics are now the most polarized in history, it is the finding that the partisan divide over the Iraq War is three times as sharp today as it was during the Vietnam era.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 10, 1906: “Since the state depository law went into effect, the banks in which the state has placed public funds have paid the state $7,783.91 in interest. The law went into effect in September of 1905. The goal is for the interest to top $10,000 a year. : The apple harvest has begun around Lawrence and promises to surpass all expectations both in the number and quality. Apples are purchased by the barrel and bring from 60 to 80 cents according to the quality and condition. :Judge Riling is rubbing it in on the jointists here. He has decided to make Aug. 23 the day when the “23” sign will be hung on the booze sellers and the skidoo trick formed with fines and jail terms.”
Burton back in the hunt
After long drought, driver in contention for the Nextel Cup title
August 10, 2006 in print edition on C8
Jeff Burton finds himself this season in perhaps one of the best situations of his career to compete for a Nextel Cup Series championship.
Commentary: Are NFL players really that clean?
August 10, 2006 in print edition on C2
Baseball is dirty. So are track and field and cycling, which are reeling from allegations of doping against world 100-meter record holder Justin Gatlin and Floyd Landis, facing the loss of his Tour de France title. But the NFL, with more muscled marvels than any other league in the world, is clean.
Chiefs getting thin at quarterback
Huard, Croyle hurt, leaving only Green, Printers
August 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Jonathan Quinn might start demanding the Kansas City Chiefs bring him in for all of training camp.
Old home town - 25 years ago today
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
Kansas Gov. John Carlin formally declared his opposition to including Topeka’s Washburn University in the Kansas Board of Regents system. He said he was supportive of such schools but that Kansas could not afford another member of its university system at the time.
Maintenance deferred
The $1.3 million added to next year’s city budget for street maintenance is something, but it doesn’t begin to address the problem.
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B6
After a bold beginning to their discussions, Lawrence city commissioners agreed Tuesday night to a budget that will barely make a dent in the city’s street maintenance backlog.
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, Aug. 10
Sweeney provides spark
RBI single in ninth helps Royals sink struggling Sox
August 10, 2006 in print edition on C5
Just back from the disabled list, Mike Sweeney sent the Boston Red Sox to another costly loss.
Studies: Tumor profiles can improve cancer treatment
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Scientists have created a gene profiling test that may someday help reveal which people with early lung cancer are likely to suffer a relapse and would benefit most from chemotherapy.
KU hopes to return a dozen artifacts to tribes within months
August 10, 2006 in print edition on B1
Of roughly 3,900 American Indian objects in Kansas University’s collections, up to a dozen will be returned to their tribes.
Dozen to plead KU’s case
Hemenway, Perkins, Self, Mangino to travel to NCAA hearing
August 10, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University expects to take a sizable travel party - roughly a dozen officials - Sunday to Baltimore for its hearing with the NCAA Committee on Infractions.
Free State alumna wins arts award
August 10, 2006 in print edition on D2
Riggs Skepnek, a painter and 2001 graduate of Free State High School, has been named a winner of the coveted Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation award.
Our town sports
August 10, 2006 in print edition on C3
K-State loses another quarterback
Evridge third KSU QB to leave program since spring game
August 10, 2006 in print edition on C2
Less than a week into fall practice under new Kansas State head coach Ron Prince, former starting quarterback Allan Evridge has decided to transfer.
Lost oil revenue prompts hiring freeze in Alaska
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A3
Gov. Frank Murkowski imposed a state hiring freeze Wednesday because of the millions of dollars in revenue Alaska is losing as a result of the Prudhoe Bay oil field shutdown, and said he would support hearings into BP’s maintenance practices.
Dog-training program continues, despite escape from Lansing prison
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
When the woman running a successful prison dog-training program helped a convicted murderer escape, many worried the program would be shut down. But that never was an option.
Herbal-remedy market taking toll on trees
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A5
The 20-foot tree stands half naked, much of the bark stripped from its trunk. It has only months to live.
Boardwalk fire victims see some money from state
August 10, 2006 in print edition on A1
The state has paid nearly $70,000 so far to people injured in the deadly fire last fall at Boardwalk Apartments through a program that helps defray medical costs and lost wages for violent-crime victims.