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What do you think of a proposal to evaluate shopping center plans based on vacant retail space elsewhere in the community?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s an unwarranted intrusion on the free market.
 
60%
It will help us protect downtown.
 
37%
No opinion.
 
2%
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Man brings shell to Law Enforcement Center
04:05 p.m., August 22, 2006 Updated 05:34 p.m.
Man brought the shell to Law Enforcement Center in a Styrofoam cooler.
6News Now for August 22
August 22, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, city officials respond to proposed development at 12th and Louisiana, new guidelines for retail development, and the impacts of the current drought.
Heading up to 90 degrees
August 22, 2006
Ninety-degree temperatures are in store for the next few days, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Cooking connection: Side dish works well with steak, fish recipes
August 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
Cooking Connection is a new Journal-World feature that prints favorite reader recipes. This week’s featured cook is Doug Burger, Lawrence, with his Champignon et Champagne creation.
Explanations for gasoline price discrepancies vary
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Nathan Anderson didn’t look up as he drove in to fill up his gasoline tank Monday afternoon at EZ-Al’s Food Mart, 955 E. 23rd St. He paid $2.85 a gallon.
In the heart of Jayhawk country, K-State supporters carve a niche
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas State University fans may be outnumbered in Lawrence, but they seem to make a lot of noise in their rival’s back yard.
Buckle up for safety - and to avoid tickets
Police increase seat-belt law enforcement around schools
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kennedy School principal Felton Avery said he often sees children not wearing a seat belt when getting a ride home.
County commissioners consider more restrictions for new cell towers
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Wireless companies may get closer scrutiny in the future before they are allowed to place cell phone towers in Douglas County, if county commissioners get their way.
Species of little people didn’t exist, KU professor contends
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
Hobbits may live in the pages of a J.R.R. Tolkien book, but they never walked the earth, according to a new report co-written by a Kansas University professor.
Virtual school boosts district enrollment
Additional students keep state funding flowing into Lawrence
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Virtual education is the key component to growth in the Lawrence school district.
Iwo Jima photographer dies at 94
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A8
Joe Rosenthal, a photojournalist whose Pulitzer Prize-winning image of World War II servicemen raising an American flag over Iwo Jima became the model for the Marine Corps War Memorial, has died. He was 94.
Authorities find dozens of bone fragments on rural property
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
Investigators searching a rural Cass County property for human remains said Monday they had found up to 50 pieces of evidence, including a hatchet and dozens of bone fragments.
Lawrence Datebook
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
Commissioner pleads guilty in corruption case
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A5
A county official pleaded to guilty to bribery Monday in a public corruption investigation that has also led to the arrests of several state lawmakers.
Britain charges 11 in alleged terror plot
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A5
Police found martyrdom videos and bomb-making components during the investigation of the alleged plot to blow up U.S.-bound jetliners, prosecutors said Monday in announcing 11 people had been charged with terrorism offenses.
President defends war in Iraq, acknowledges some frustration
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A5
After more than three years of prosecuting the war in Iraq as a matter of fighting the “global war on terror,” President Bush faces the challenge of defending the war in his party’s struggle for control of Congress this fall.
State official met with reporter during time of CIA leak
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A5
Then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage met with Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in mid-June 2003, the same time the reporter has testified an administration official talked to him about CIA employee Valerie Plame.
Endangered manatee spotted in northeast
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
An endangered manatee made a rare appearance in Rhode Island waters during the weekend, a state marine biologist said.
Tropical depression forms in Atlantic
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
A tropical depression developed Monday off the Cape Verde islands in the far eastern Atlantic.
KU pumps up oil expo
Great Bend event to show off new technology
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
With gasoline prices nudging $3 a gallon, oil prices topping $70 a barrel and tensions in the Middle East maintaining a constant tightness on energy markets, a collection of energy-industry experts next month will put their minds to work dissecting opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
Campaign aims to help prevent Internet crimes
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales announced a new public service campaign Monday that will warn teenage girls against posting information on the Internet that could put them at risk of attack by child predators.
Former President Ford gets pacemaker
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
Former President Ford received a cardiac pacemaker Monday at the Mayo Clinic, a top aide said.
Three leave AOL over breach; company begins notifying exposed customers
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
AOL’s chief technology officer is stepping down and the firm has fired two other people following last month’s massive data breach that caused more than 36 million member search queries to be released on the Internet, according to an internal memo and a source familiar with the matter.
JonBenet suspect’s family: He was never in Colo.
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
The father and brothers of John Mark Karr, the man arrested on suspicion of killing JonBenet Ramsey in Colorado the day after Christmas a decade ago, do not recall him ever missing Christmas dinner in Atlanta or traveling to Colorado after the holiday, an attorney for the family said Monday.
Sprint Nextel chief operating officer out, won’t be replaced
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B10
The chief operating officer of Sprint Nextel Corp. left the company Monday and will not be replaced.
Missouri program starts building artistic creatures
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B10
Suspended from a rope, the huge metal spiral swayed in the air. It looked like it could become part of an ultramodern sculpture, but a bug? No way, at least not to a casual observer.
Yankees finish five-game sweep
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C4
The New York Yankees completed a historic five-game sweep at Fenway Park, beating Boston, 2-1, Monday behind six shutout innings by Cory Lidle and extending their AL East lead to a season-high 61â2 games over the Red Sox.
Smoltz stays hot at home
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C4
John Smoltz won his fifth straight home start, combining on a four-hitter and leading the Atlanta Braves over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0, Monday night.
Uhart out indefinitely
August 22, 2006
Kansas University middle blocker Natalie Uhart, who injured her knee in an Aug. 19 preseason scrimmage, will be sidelined until further notice, KU volleyball coach Ray Bechard said Monday.
Schools compete for thousands of Saudi students
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B7
On a recent afternoon at Kansas State University, a familiar set of late-summer rituals were under way. Piccolo and tuba players practiced their formations in clusters on the lawn, and fraternity hopefuls started Rush Week.
Saudi player hardly ‘little’ leaguer
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C3
Aaron Durley towers over the competition at the Little League World Series.
Woods not greatest athlete ever … yet
Tiger is history’s most talented golfer and most dominant athlete of his generation, but Ali remains king
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C2
Tiger Woods is the most talented golfer of all time. I don’t think there is much doubt about that anymore.
K-State’s Huggins completes staff
Wildcat coach hires former Bearcat Erik Martin as assistant
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C2
Kansas State men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins completed his staff on Monday, hiring former player Erik Martin to be an assistant coach.
Back on her feet
West hopes surgery leads to third title
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
Mallory West faced a Catch-22. She could participate in the state diving meet, but miss the start of Lawrence High’s fall gymnastics season as she recovered from reconstructive ankle surgery; or undergo the operation one week after qualifying for state and return for the beginning of gymnastics.
Vegas tickets hot item for KU hoop fans
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s men’s basketball fans have been gobbling up tickets for the eight-team Las Vegas Invitational, set for Thanksgiving weekend in Glitter City.
Keegan: Jayhawks need their safety net
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
Not all glory positions in football are manned by men in the offensive huddle. Defensive ends make posters chasing quarterbacks. Middle linebackers are lauded as the most rugged of all players. Cornerbacks live to be called “shut-down” corners.
Toyota makes debut at Car of Tomorrow
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C6
Toyota made its first official on-track appearance Monday, with Bill Elliott, Michael Waltrip and Dave Blaney all piloting Camrys in NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow test at Michigan International Speedway.
Who’s in, who’s out of Chase?
Johnson, Kenseth all but certainties; forget about Biffle, Edwards, Kurt Busch
August 22, 2006
When Jeff Burton’s engine failed after just 17 laps in Michigan, all he could do was watch helplessly from the garage as he plummeted in the Chase for the championship standings.
Woods getting better with experience
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C6
All signs point toward Tiger Woods being ready to go on another roll.
Lehman adds Cink, Verplank to Ryder Cup team
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C6
Tom Lehman sorted through numbers on a chart and the feeling in his gut, trying to decide which two players would help the United States end a dozen years of European dominance in the Ryder Cup.
Gumbel remark riles NFL
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
The job status of Bryant Gumbel, scheduled to be the play-by-play broadcaster on the eight late-season games on the NFL’s in-house network, could be the subject of a discussion by NFL officials after Gumbel’s suggestion that Paul Tagliabue show his successor “where he keeps Gene Upshaw’s leash.”
Colts eye backup QB
Sorgi’s sore shoulder concerns Dungy; Steelers’ Ward works out
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
Jim Sorgi’s shoulder injury may force the Indianapolis Colts to bring in a new backup quarterback.
U.S. has found winning formula
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski wants his squad to play even harder after two wins at the world basketball championships.
Tagliabue happy tenure ending
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
After 17 years, Paul Tagliabue is more than ready to move on. “I’m glad it’s over,” the outgoing NFL commissioner said Monday. “It’s the right time.”
Bledsoe, Cowboys roll
T.O.-less Dallas hammers Saints, 30-7
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C5
Drew Bledsoe lobbed two passes into the end zone and saw his receivers make terrific catches on both in his preseason debut for the Dallas Cowboys.
U.N. removes trapped diplomats amid fighting
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Battles between forces loyal to Congo’s President Joseph Kabila and those of his main campaign rival raged for a second day Monday, after election officials announced that Kabila had failed to win an outright majority.
Nation delays executions of three Bali bombers
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Indonesia has delayed the executions of three Islamic militants convicted for the Bali bombings four years ago that killed 202 people, after the condemned men said they wanted to file a final appeal, officials said Monday.
10 dead, dozens injured in market bombing
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
The death toll in a bombing Monday at a Moscow market has risen to 10 after two people died in the hospital, the capital’s public health department says.
Train derailment kills 5, injures about 30
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
A train carrying 426 passengers derailed Monday in northern Spain, killing five people and injuring about 30, authorities said.
N. Korea protests military exercises
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
North Korea lashed out today after the start of joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises, saying the drills were tantamount to war and threatening to take action.
At least 58 killed, more than 14 0 injured in train crash in Egypt
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
At least 58 people were killed and 142 injured Monday in a high-speed crash of passenger trains north of Cairo that was Egypt’s deadliest rail disaster in years and raised concern over the government’s safety standards.
U.S. calls for quick U.N. deployment
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
The United States called Monday for the quick deployment of an expanded U.N. force in southern Lebanon and said a new U.N. resolution may be needed later to focus on disarming Hezbollah militants and enforcing an arms embargo.
Obama: S. Africa must face AIDS
To prove a point, senator to be tested for HIV on trip
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Sen. Barack Obama said Monday that the South African government must awake from its “denial” over the menacing AIDS crisis and he pledged to set an example for men across Africa by being tested for HIV when he arrives in Kenya late this week.
P.M. tries to diffuse anger, rules out talks with Syria
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A6
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert tried to defuse growing public anger Monday over his handling of the war against Hezbollah, promising to rebuild rocket-scarred border areas but rejecting peace talks with Syria, a key supporter of the Lebanese guerrillas.
Memoir shows human side of Presley
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
When he was 12, Jerry Schilling couldn’t believe the voice he heard on the radio singing “That’s All Right” belonged to a teenager from his own north Memphis neighborhood.
Baghdad bustles again after two-day lockdown, attacks on Shiite pilgrims
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A7
Residents returned to Baghdad’s streets Monday after a two-day lockdown during a Shiite religious commemoration that was disrupted by sniper attacks on pilgrims in another episode of sectarian bloodletting.
Defiant Saddam begins second trial
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A7
Defiant and alert, Saddam Hussein bickered with the judge, challenged prosecutors and vented outrage Monday on the opening day of his second trial.
KU offers Chinese language courses
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s Confucius Institute is offering Chinese language courses for business professionals, students and the public.
20 faculty members receive $5K awards
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Three Kansas University faculty received W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence on Monday.
Bob Dole named chairman of campaign
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., will serve as the honorary chairman of Republican Chuck Ahner’s campaign for the 3rd congressional district, which includes east Lawrence.
Candidate to speak to Young Democrats
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Democratic attorney general candidate Paul Morrison will speak to the Kansas University Young Democrats at 7 p.m. tonight in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
Delivery man helps thwart attack on officer
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
A newspaper delivery man didn’t think twice about jumping onto a suspect whom he saw striking a Franklin County Sheriff’s officer early Sunday morning.
People in the news
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ British actor finds American accent harder than it seems ¢ Hilton’s album so good she cries when she hears it ¢ ‘Rock Star’ host Burke, actor engaged, expecting baby ¢ Madonna’s mock crucifixion won’t be investigated
Study: Genetics may play role in premature births
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A8
For the first time, doctors have identified a gene linked to an increased risk of premature birth among black women.
Doctors test ways to spur cartilage in knee to grow
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A8
Doctors are testing new ways to spur cartilage to regrow in damaged knees, from implanted “cartilage plugs” to injections of bone-marrow stem cells.
News Center seeks teenagers’ angles
August 22, 2006 in print edition on D2
Students in sixth through 12th grades are invited to join Angle, a group sponsored by the Lawrence Journal-World.
Historical Society gets grant to renovate gas station along famed Route 66
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
The Baxter Springs Historical Society has received a grant to turn a gas station along historic Route 66 in southeast Kansas into a welcome center for the famed highway.
Survey: Entertainment weeklies grabbing teen readers
August 22, 2006 in print edition on D2
They are among her most cherished possessions - magazines about celebrities, saved carefully in a box that she keeps by her bed. But we’re not talking Tiger Beat, J-14 or any of the other entertainment publications specifically aimed at teens and preteens.
Mo. stem cell debate spills into Kan. governor’s race
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B6
A debate in Missouri over embryonic stem cell research and human cloning has spilled into Kansas politics.
Chamber schedules ribbon-cutting events
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces ribbon-cutting events during September:
New shop to offer images, old books
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
A new old bookstore is set to open Sept. 1 in downtown Lawrence.
Commodities
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Paying debt a moral obligation
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Let me address a common misconception that all debt collectors own the debt they’re trying to collect.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 22, 1906: “Veterans who attended the Minneapolis G.A.R. Convention are back and reported they had a glorious time with reunions of old acquaintances.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Douglas County district attorney’s office was investigating the use of a chemical repellent to remove pigeons from a North Lawrence grain elevator.
Team effort
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: Wow, what a season! The Lawrence Raiders won their fourth consecutive American Legion State Championship and followed that up with a championship in the Central Plains Regional to earn the Lawrence program’s first berth in the American Legion World Series.
Poor analysis
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: The Aug. 12 Saturday Column was a tour de force across issues domestic, foreign and otherwise. To assume many Americans do not recognize terrorism threats sells us short. We do recognize the threats.
Case closed
The Kansas House should end its investigation of communication between state senators and a Kansas Supreme Court justice.
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B8
The state’s Commission on Judicial Qualifications has had what should be the last word concerning the ethics complaint filed against Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss.
Iraq ambassador urges U.S. to stay course
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B8
As the debate on Iraq rages on, we hear more and more voices that call for throwing in the towel and leaving the mess to Iraqis to sort out. A new and unexpected proponent of this argument is Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, who said in a recent column that it’s time for “Plan B.”
Teacher shares inspiring story
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B9
For her first day of teaching English, Erin Gruwell put on her polka-dot dress and pearls, carried her Coach purse out to her sporty convertible and took her perky attitude to Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif., where she was confronted with a class of students who segregated themselves by race, mostly didn’t like reading and disdained her white suburban privilege.
Baseball transcends politics
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B9
You wake up on a summer morning, the smell of possibility in the air, and you feel slim and gifted and innocent, and of course you should mow the lawn, but as Walt Whitman said, “What is the grass? It is the handkerchief of the Lord, a scented gift.” And who would cut God’s hanky? Not you.
All dolled up
Lawrence tweens resist pressures to become all dolled up
August 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
Ten-year-old Ashley Hocking likes to watch her mom get ready when she’s going out for the evening.
Former mayor switches firms
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C8
Barkley Clark, a former Lawrence mayor, recently joined Stinson Morrison Hecker as a partner in the Financial Services Division of the Kansas City, Mo.-based law firm.
Revelation: College kids now seem a lot … younger
August 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
Back before Matthew McConaughey earned my eternal ire by narrowly beating me out for People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” - and before he made a string of dumb, forgettable movies - he did one good thing in his acting career: He played Wooderson.
New columnist tackles junk food debate
August 22, 2006 in print edition on D1
Because my teachers are unlikely to listen to me whine during class, I’m going to use my first column to rant about the newly minted junk food sanctions imposed on all Lawrence public schools.
Study plan raises concern
Proposal would add hurdles to retail projects
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
At first glance, it is just another city-mandated study.
On the record
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B2
Police capture inmate suspected in two killings
Manhunt shuts down Virginia Tech campus
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A3
A manhunt for an escaped convict suspected in the slayings of a hospital guard and a sheriff’s deputy shut down the Virginia Tech campus on the first day of classes Monday as sharpshooters were posted on university rooftops and students scrambled for safety.
Hard work pays off for Seymour
Former Lawrence High star has new title in 2006: scholarship player
August 22, 2006 in print edition on C1
Brian Seymour was working with the special teams, as usual, when Mark Mangino beckoned to him on the sideline.
Acne drug raises chance for heart, liver problems
Accutane may boost cholesterol, liver enzyme levels, study finds
August 22, 2006 in print edition on A1
Accutane, the powerful acne drug already known to cause birth defects, seems to raise the risk for potential heart and liver problems more than doctors had expected, according to a new study.
Pump patrol
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Horoscopes
August 22, 2006 in print edition on B5
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