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Polls
Do you think the 'New Urbanism' Bauer Farm project planned at Sixth and Wakarusa is a good idea?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. It goes against recommendations in the city’s existing plans, which calls for low density commercial development.
 
34%
Yes. I like the mix of housing, the shops, the theater and the stores being within walking distance.
 
27%
No. I have serious concerns about the traffic it will generate.
 
13%
Yes. It will be a showcase for Lawrence.
 
12%
Yes. It brings a new style of neighborhood to Lawrence.
 
11%
Total 1534
How many sports do you participate in during the year?

Poll results

Response Percent
One
 
31%
Two
 
28%
Four or more
 
20%
Three
 
18%
Total 69

All stories

Eudora subdivision proposal withdrawn
January 11, 2006
A proposal to develop 80 acres into a rural subdivision southwest of Eudora that would feature estate-style homes was withdrawn this afternoon.
Two injured in turnpike accident
January 11, 2006
Two Lawrence residents suffered injuries this morning in a one-car accident this morning on Interstate 70 between Lawrence and Kansas City.
Two injured in turnpike accident
January 11, 2006
Two Lawrence residents suffered injuries this morning in a one-car accident this morning on Interstate 70 between Lawrence and Kansas City.
Temperatures rebounding into 50s
January 11, 2006
Temperatures are expected to soar up to spring-like conditions later today. But sub-freezing temperatures were chilling off Lawrence this morning
Spain arrests 20 suspected recruiters for Iraq insurgency
January 11, 2006
Police on Tuesday arrested 20 people suspected of recruiting fighters and raising money for the Iraqi insurgency, the interior minister said.
Iran breaks freeze on nuclear activity
January 11, 2006
Global criticism rained down on Iran on Tuesday after it broke seals set by the International Atomic Energy Agency on a nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, ending a two-year freeze on activities that Western leaders fear could lead to the enrichment of uranium to build nuclear weapons.
Two in China die of bird flu
January 11, 2006
Two more people sickened by bird flu in China have died, bringing the total number of humans killed by the disease on the mainland to five, the World Health Organization said today.
Turkey scrambles to contain deadly outbreak of bird flu
January 11, 2006
Turkey raced to contain an outbreak of bird flu Tuesday, destroying 300,000 fowl and blaring warnings from mosque loudspeakers, after preliminary tests showed at least 15 people have been infected with the deadly H5N1 strain.
Death toll tops 40 in violence near border
January 11, 2006
A battle between Pakistani security forces and suspected Islamic militants firing rockets and assault rifles left 21 dead Tuesday in a tribal region near the Afghan border.
Two to stand trial for Al-Jazeera memo
January 11, 2006
A judge on Tuesday ordered two British men to stand trial on charges of leaking a government memo in which President Bush reportedly suggested to British Prime Minister Tony Blair bombing the headquarters of the Arab satellite news channel Al-Jazeera.
Hajj draws to close; feast preparations begin
January 11, 2006
Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims hurled pebbles at stone pillars, symbolically stoning the devil Tuesday in a final rite of the hajj.
Notebook
January 11, 2006
KU leads the all-time series, 109-39. The Jayhawks have won five straight games in the series. CU’s last victory was a 60-59 decision in January, 2003, in Boulder, Colo.
Housing plan draws opponents
January 11, 2006
A controversial proposal to develop a rural subdivision that would eventually lead to the construction of more than 20 estate-style houses will be taken up by the Douglas County Commission tonight.
N.C. State drops No. 15 BC to 0-3 in ACC
January 11, 2006
Maybe this Atlantic Coast Conference thing wasn’t such a good idea for Boston College after all.
Fingerprint database to provide better access to state records
January 11, 2006
Police agencies nationwide now have better access to Kansas’ criminal records, Kansas Bureau of Investigation leaders said Tuesday.
On the record
January 11, 2006
Lawrence datebook
January 11, 2006
Sliding values
America’s support of celebrities like Howard Stern is a disturbing trend.
January 11, 2006
It is reported Sirius Radio will give Howard Stern 34 million shares of stock currently valued at $220 million as part of his five-year, $500 million contract with the satellite radio venture.
Bonner turns back SFT, 53-46
January 11, 2006
Bonner Springs used a dominant second quarter to knock Santa Fe Trail down early, then maintained an arm’s-length lead during the second half Tuesday night in a 53-46 high school boys basketball victory. Santa Fe Trail (3-4) will play host Friday to K.C. Piper.
Commodities
January 11, 2006
Theft in disguise
January 11, 2006
To the editor: The postal system was too efficient and making too much money, so Congress took some of the money (robbing Peter), and put the money into the federal budget to pay other bills (paying Paul), promising to pay it back later (Journal-World, Jan. 8, page 1B).
Heavy, wet snow hits parts of Kansas
January 11, 2006
A storm system that moved into Kansas overnight left up to a foot of heavy, wet snow in parts of the southeast Tuesday. Scores of motorists slid off slick roads into ditches, many schools were closed and evening athletic events were called off.
LHS swimmer Boyer adds 200 free to state stash
January 11, 2006
Alex Boyer knows he’s headed to next month’s state swimming and diving championships.
Soldier from Garden City dies after bombing in Iraq
January 11, 2006
Cindy Upchurch had just put a care package in the mail when she heard the news - her soldier son would never be able to open it.
Tampered-mail case in national spotlight
January 11, 2006
Grant Goodman’s tampered mail is drawing national attention.
Disaster declaration for Oklahoma issued
January 11, 2006
President Bush issued a federal disaster declaration for the state of Oklahoma on Tuesday in the wake of wildfires that have scorched more than 380,000 acres across the state since Nov. 1, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.
Eavesdropping investigations requested
January 11, 2006
The Justice Department’s independent watchdog says it does not have jurisdiction to open an investigation into the legality of the administration’s domestic eavesdropping program.
Late foul costs OU
January 11, 2006
Missouri’s Marshall Brown knew the strengths of Oklahoma’s frontcourt tandem of Taj Gray and Kevin Bookout and used them against the Sooners.
Real reform?
January 11, 2006
To the editor: There is none as righteous as the recently reformed. It’s hard not to be cynical when listening to Newt Gingrich chiding his fellow Republicans for perpetuating the culture of corruption that ultimately was his own undoing in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Baker begins search for president
January 11, 2006
A Baker University search committee has selected 11 candidates for the institution’s top post. One will fill the seat to be vacated by Daniel Lambert.
Police seize two guns near downtown clubs
January 11, 2006
Lawrence Police seized two handguns this weekend in a downtown parking lot often used by club-goers.
Sebelius seeks dismissal of abortion funding suit
January 11, 2006
Atty. Gen. Phill Kline may have involved himself in a way he didn’t anticipate when he filed a lawsuit seeking to force the state to stop financing abortions for Medicaid recipients, an attorney representing Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Monday.
Former president barred from running for office
January 11, 2006
Peru’s election board on Tuesday barred Alberto Fujimori from running in an April election as the jailed former president fought efforts by Peruvian prosecutors to have him extradited from Chile on charges of rights violations and corruption.
Highlights from the Kansas Legislature
January 11, 2006
Highlights of Tuesday’s activities at the Kansas Legislature.
Apple unveils Macs using Intel chips
January 11, 2006
Apple Computer Inc.’s historic shift to Intel Corp. microprocessors came months earlier than expected Tuesday as CEO Steve Jobs unveiled desktop and notebook computers based on new two-brained chips from the world’s largest semiconductor company’s.
Sunflower wrestlers compete in first tournament of new year
January 11, 2006
Sunflower Kids Wrestling posted a strong showing in the Effingham Invitational Tournament Saturday. Ten wrestlers posted 22 wins and just 5 losses en route to 8 finalists and 5 tournament champs.
GM to lower prices on most vehicles
January 11, 2006
General Motors Corp., which has been losing market share in the United States to Asian automakers, said Tuesday that it would lower the prices on 57 of its 76 models in North America in an effort to boost its sliding market share and wean buyers off expensive incentives.
No injuries reported in workplace shooting
January 11, 2006
A man believed responsible for firing shots at a lighting plant in an industrial area killed himself a short time later at his Missouri home, authorities said Tuesday.
Boeing deliveries fall short of Airbus
January 11, 2006
Boeing Co. said Tuesday it delivered 73 commercial airplanes in the fourth quarter for a full-year total of 290, up slightly from 2004 but still behind Airbus for a third straight year in the category that determines the world’s No. 1 plane maker.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
January 11, 2006
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 11, 1906: “Editor William Allen White is calling for Gov. Hoch of Kansas to appoint W.R. Stubbs of Lawrence, a newly elected bank president, to a U.S. senatorship. : New rules are due to be set up at the local cemetery to allow for better identification and greater care.”
Assessing Alito’s paper trail
January 11, 2006
Sometimes I wonder whether there is something wrong with me. I was asked recently whether I had ever dreamed of being a U.S. Supreme Court justice. My answer was “no.” Indeed, it never really occurred to me to want to be on the Supreme Court. I always wanted to be a professor. But today I learned that, according to Wikipedia, Judge Samuel Alito put it into his college yearbook that he wanted someday to “warm a seat on the Supreme Court.” I’ve got to say that I have to admire someone who manages to achieve his college goals.
Daily ticker
January 11, 2006
Two more arrested after store robbery
January 11, 2006
Two more people have been arrested for a robbery last week at a north Lawrence convenience store.
Putting the brakes on big-money politics
January 11, 2006
Before evolution produced creatures of our perfection, there was a 3-ton dinosaur, the stegosaurus, so neurologically sluggish that when its tail was injured, significant time elapsed before news of the trauma meandered up its long spine to its walnut-size brain. This primitive beast, not the dignified elephant, should be the symbol of House Republicans.
Home Depot to pay $3.2B for Hughes
January 11, 2006
The Home Depot Inc., the nation’s largest home-improvement store chain, said Tuesday it would buy Hughes Supply Inc., a distributor of construction, repair and maintenance products, for about $3.2 billion.
Animal shelter opens in Jefferson County
January 11, 2006
Jefferson County’s first and only animal shelter is now in operation.
Correction
January 11, 2006
An article in Tuesday’s Journal-World stated Gov. Kathleen Sebelius sought to double prison time for child sex offenders and require them to wear electronic tracking devices once released from prison. The tracking device requirement would apply to all repeat sex offenders, not just those whose victims were children.
Bush warns Democrats about criticizing Iraq policy
January 11, 2006
President Bush warned Democratic critics of his Iraq policy on Tuesday to watch what they say or risk giving “comfort to our adversaries” and suffering at the ballot box in November. Democrats said Bush should take his own advice.
Alito takes cautious approach at hearing
January 11, 2006
Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito picked his way carefully Tuesday through the issues of abortion and warrantless wiretapping, satisfying Senate Republicans at his confirmation hearings but provoking Democratic expressions of displeasure.
Governor proposes lifetime GPS monitoring of sex offenders
January 11, 2006
Repeat sex offenders must wear electronic monitors until the day they die under Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ proposal financed by her state budget unveiled Tuesday. She also included extra money for prison guards in an effort to reduce the high turnover rate.
Shiites, Sunnis appeal for unity
January 11, 2006
Shiite and Sunni Arabs celebrated the Islamic feast of sacrifice Tuesday with calls for an end to the bloodshed that has racked Iraq since last month’s elections. Sunni Arabs tempered their appeals with renewed calls for the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
McLouth sweeps Seabury
January 11, 2006
McLouth took a pair of high school basketball games Tuesday from Seabury Academy.
Scouting for a sugar fix
Two new flavors make Girl Scout cookie season even more tempting
January 11, 2006
Let the temptation begin. The 800-plus Girl Scouts in Lawrence have hit the streets, hoping to fill you with Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites and other varieties that have cookie addicts looking for a fix this time of the year.
Workers appreciate cautious drivers
Motorists encouraged to obey speed limits and drive carefully
January 11, 2006
Wearing an orange vest with bright yellow trim, surveyor Charlie Mehl spray-painted orange marks every few feet of pavement in the eastbound lanes of the Kansas Turnpike in northwestern Douglas County.
Sebelius budget has extras but won’t fit with schools audit
January 11, 2006
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius proposed a budget Tuesday with something for all parts of state government, but it won’t work if legislators shoehorn in a big school funding plan without additional revenues.
KU musters little magic in loss
January 11, 2006
She fumbled the pass that had arrived late and the shot clock was about to expire, so Erica Hallman had no choice but to heave up a desperation shot. It banked off the glass, bounced on the rim a couple of times and went through the net for three points.
Longtime Alumni Association worker, volunteer dies
January 11, 2006
When Kevin Corbett assumed the presidency of the Kansas University Alumni Association last year, one of his first visitors - and his most important - was Mildred Clodfelter.
Take off the weight for good in 2006
January 11, 2006
As the new year rolls around, many people find themselves making resolutions to lose those extra pounds. Throughout the month of January, gyms are packed with people who think shedding weight can be accomplished with a few workouts.
Sebelius seeks $38M more for higher ed
KU administrators would determine pay raise
January 11, 2006
Higher education would get a $38.4 million increase and most state employees a 2.5 percent pay raise under Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ budget proposal released Tuesday.
People’s Choice honors movies, TV, music
January 11, 2006
The force was with “Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith,” which was named favorite movie and favorite movie drama at Tuesday night’s 32nd annual People’s Choice Awards.
Jayhawks will face threat in CU’s Roby
January 11, 2006
Like his half brother, Kenyon Martin, who makes megamillions of dollars with the Denver Nuggets, University of Colorado sophomore sensation Richard Roby hopes to someday strike it rich in the NBA.
City boys trade subway for sunscreen
January 11, 2006
Brash young working-class guys from a New York outer borough decamp for the sunny beaches and glitzy nightclubs of Miami in the new prime time soap opera “South Beach” (7 p.m., UPN).
Sutter elected to Hall of Fame
Ex-reliever only player selected; Rice, Gossage fall short
January 11, 2006
Bruce Sutter was elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday, just the fourth relief pitcher given baseball’s highest honor.
Keegan: Texas, KU best of Big 12
January 11, 2006
Kansas University didn’t look like a contender for the Big 12 Conference title when blowing a 17-4 lead to Saint Joseph’s, and it didn’t look like one when struggling to put away Pepperdine.
Readers endeavor to spread their culinary wings
January 11, 2006
In recent weeks readers have e-mailed me with food for thought and some interesting questions. It seemed a shame to keep this correspondence to myself.
Governor, chamber leaders to assess education audit
January 11, 2006
Now that a price tag has been put on the cost of a constitutional education, state leaders will meet today to decide what to do next.
City should do more to help people in need, advocates say
January 11, 2006
Lawrence is doing a lot - but not enough - to combat homelessness, advocates said during a town hall meeting Tuesday.
Olathe East takes two from FSHS
January 11, 2006
With turnovers, rebounds and scuffles, the only things missing from the Free State basketball teams’ home games against Olathe East on Tuesday were FSHS victories.
Lions blaze to victory
LHS clicks in gritty win over SM East
January 11, 2006
Blue and black. From its uniforms to its style of play, those colors are the Shawnee Mission East boys basketball team’s calling card.
McCoy eager to make Jayhawk return
Senior defensive end back from overseas tour of duty
January 11, 2006
Even the little things, sometimes a hassle for many, are a welcome sight these days for John McCoy.
New Urbanism project approved
Commission OKs Sixth, Wakarusa plan despite traffic fears
January 11, 2006
Lawrence residents should get ready for a new type of neighborhood in northwest Lawrence.
French focus on ‘Jayni’s’
January 11, 2006
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for a lesson in crepe making with French Professor Mary Greenwood Johnson.
People in the news
January 11, 2006
¢ Mother’s death inspired Harry Potter event ¢ ‘Malcolm’ actor to buy ‘Newlyweds’ house ¢ Lohan ‘appalled’ by story
Horoscopes
January 11, 2006
For Wednesday, Jan. 11
KU plans to increase lobbying efforts
January 11, 2006
This will be the first state legislative session for Kansas University under the direction of Keith Yehle, KU’s new director of governmental affairs.
Sharon recovery progresses
January 11, 2006
Doctors reported progress Tuesday by Ariel Sharon, saying the Israeli leader moved his left hand and appeared to respond to his sons’ voices in new signs of recovery from a massive stroke.
West starts season strong with win over Central
Nelson, Barber light it up on offense to spark West’s 14-point victory
January 11, 2006
The eighth-grade Lawrence West Junior High Warhawks took the court on Jan. 4 in clean powder-blue jerseys and left the court victorious after a clean, 44-30, win against Lawrence Central in their first game of the season. West’s victory was due much in part to two outstanding players, Christian Nelson and Kevin Barber, who consistently drove the ball to the basket and hit many of the shots that gave West the edge over Central.
Home crowd fuels gymnasts’ success
Boys start season strong with seven All-Around finishers at Winter Cup
January 11, 2006
The Lawrence Gymnastics Academy boy’s team opened its season with a solid showing at its home meet on Saturday. Using the comfort of competing in its home gym, the level five through seven boys fared well at the Winter Cup meet. Coach Maria Snyder, in her fourth year with the team, was pleased with their performance. All seven team members placed in the top five of the All-Around standings in their respective levels and age groups.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
January 11, 2006
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.27 at Citgo, Ninth and Iowa streets. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Celebrating MLK’s legacy in song and speeches
Moving in Character Beyond the Color Line” is this year’s theme
January 11, 2006
A Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday at Pinckney School was the first of several events this month in Lawrence celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Rate increase puts stamps in demand
Postal customers face long wait to get their 2 cents’ worth
January 11, 2006
It’s just 2 cents - like what gets stuck in your couch cushions or thrown into a conversation when you don’t have much to say.
Funding for all-day kindergarten encouraged
January 11, 2006
The State Board of Education on Tuesday recommended the Legislature fund all-day kindergarten, and in a split vote the board urged changes aimed at starting more charter schools.
Nuggets drop Suns in 3 OT
January 11, 2006
Carmelo Anthony scored 43 points, including the game-winner with 2.9 seconds left in the third overtime, sending the Denver Nuggets past the Phoenix Suns, 139-137, Tuesday.
Kid stuff
No matter how much attention he gets, Farris Hassan is no hero.
January 11, 2006
Farris Hassan is sure to draw a lot of attention, not to mention “book deals” and film and television offers, for his ridiculous decision to skip a week of class in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to try to witness firsthand some of the goings-on in Iraq. While some may consider the 16-year-old student innovative and courageous, the word that comes to mind in evaluating his junket is stupid.
Options abound for Medicare participants
January 11, 2006
Two years ago, when Congress authorized the prescription-drug benefit that would become Medicare Part D, it let private companies offer the coverage instead of mandating that the government provide it, as it does traditional Medicare benefits.
Granada sale helps finance sports project
Tennis center owner plans to expand building, services
January 11, 2006
Mike Elwell is cranking up his new First Serve Tennis Center inside the former Sport 2 Sport building in southwest Lawrence, and he’s bankrolling it by selling the home to one of the city’s largest live-music venues.
Oklahoma State gets $165 million gift
January 11, 2006
Oil magnate Boone Pickens likes to win. And with the largest donation to an athletic program in NCAA history, Pickens hopes his alma mater will be able to compete with any school in the country.
Without Sharon, who will push peace process?
January 11, 2006
As Ariel Sharon lies in a coma, many wonder how his successor will handle the Palestinian question.
Jackson tickled to hit road
January 11, 2006
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team is 4-0 with Darnell Jackson and 5-4 without him.