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What's the best proposed method for ensuring downtown safety?

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Response Percent
None: Fears about downtown safety have been overplayed.
 
40%
“Bar watch” that allows club owners to tell each other about problem customers.
 
23%
Security camera system blanketing downtown
 
22%
Club licensing.
 
13%
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6News Now for July 11
July 11, 2006
Welcome to 6News Now — I’m Lindsay Kruger bringing you this look at what’s ahead tonight on 6News — and coming up in Wednesday’s Journal-World.
Baldwin Junction to become four-way stop
Intersection has been site of fatal accidents
July 11, 2006
Baldwin City Administrator Jeff Dingman said he received word of the change from KDOT on Monday.
WORLD: Explosions hit Bombay commuter trains; 100 feared dead
Dozens killed, death toll likely to rise
July 11, 2006
Seven explosions hit Bombay’s commuter rail network during rush hour Tuesday evening, killing as many as 100 people.
Sticky start, warm afternoon
Hot temperatures moving in Wednesday
July 11, 2006
Lawrence felt a little like a greenhouse this morning, with cloudy conditions and high humidity. “It has been a muggy start,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
KU Center announces science fiction winners
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction announced the winners for several science fiction awards.
Car bombings hit Shiite neighborhood
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
Car bombs killed eight people in a Shiite slum and gunmen mounted a deadly ambush on a bus in a Sunni area of the capital Monday as Iraq’s sectarian violence showed no sign of easing.
Einstein’s letters illuminate private side of scientist
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
An Albert Einstein letter decrying the attentions of a Berlin socialite is among newly unsealed documents that promise to shed light on the private life of the 20th century’s greatest physicist.
Back in the day, NL dominated
American League lost 19 of 20 All-Star games from 1963-1982
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
Brooks Robinson remembers his All-Star routine all too well: Show up for the game, shake a few hands and then get shellacked with the rest of the American Leaguers.
Former student registers arson plea
Counts include setting fire to Watson Library
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
A mentally ill former Kansas University student entered a plea Monday to setting a fire at Watson Library and two other Lawrence buildings in 2004, part of a monthlong arson spree here and in Johnson County.
Judge scolds former Barton coach
Both sides rest in trial that shakes Great Bend school
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C2
U.S. District Judge Monti Belot berated former track coach Lance Brauman on Monday for giving “evasive answers to straight questions” during the government’s cross-examination of his testimony.
Company scraps wind farm plan
Sunflower Electric instead will build another coal-powered plant
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
After shelving its plans to build a wind energy facility in Wichita County, Sunflower Electric Power Corp. announced Monday it will build a fourth coal-powered plant near Holcomb.
Horoscopes
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, July 11
Reed tries to duck accusations
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
If a preacher secretly accepts a bucket of money from a saloonkeeper to organize a temperance rally at a rival saloon and maybe send in a gang of church ladies to chop up the bar with their little hatchets, this would strike you and me as sleazy, but others are willing to make allowances, and so Ralph Reed’s political career is still alive and breathing in Georgia.
French instructor offering services
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
Nadine Gabbai Indyk, a native Parisian, has relocated to west Lawrence from Kansas City, Mo.
Mayor balks at cameras for city safety
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
The city needs to do something about crime downtown, city leaders agreed Monday. But Lawrence Mayor Mike Amyx said one proposal may not fly.
Commission kicks around vehicle purchase policy
Proposal concentrating on buying local to be considered
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
City commissioners tonight will have the chance to do more than just talk about the benefits of buying local.
Independence day’ celebrates keeping seniors in own homes
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
Clyde Thierry, a long-retired carpenter, can’t stand the thought of being in a nursing home.
Ex-governor considered for job of U.S. transportation secretary
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
If former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves is a front-runner for the job of Transportation Secretary in the Bush Administration, he’s keeping quiet about it.
City teachers press for pay-schedule change
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
Lawrence teachers want a new salary grid. Instead of having to put in 25 years before reaching the top of school district’s salary schedule, they want to get there in 15 years.
Antibiotics can enable strep to steal DNA
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
Antibiotics can sometimes give disease-causing bacteria the ability to kill neighboring bacteria and steal their DNA - a previously unrecognized tactic that can help the microbes resist those drugs.
Studies: Eating fish may help eyesight in old age
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
It’s long been thought that carrots are good for your eyes, but scientists are pointing to a new food that could prevent old-age blindness: fish.
Bush signs off on plan for Cuba after Castro
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
President Bush on Monday approved a much-awaited report that updates U.S. policies intended to hasten Cuba’s turn to democracy after Fidel Castro is no longer in power. The plan calls for an immediate $80 million in funding for Cuba’s opposition.
GOP focuses on immigration as election mantra
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
Hoping to use the volatile issue of illegal immigration to avert a November election disaster, Republican candidates across the country increasingly are attacking their Democratic opponents on the subject.
Magic mushrooms’ ingredient expands the mind, study finds
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
Psilocybin, the active ingredient of “magic mushrooms,” expands the mind. After a thousand years of use, that’s now scientifically official.
Drowned children are mourned
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A5
On a quiet street without many kids, Edris Moore’s brood of eight stood out.
Iraqis turn to fake IDs to protect themselves from sectarian violence
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
A bookstore in eastern Baghdad is getting more customers these days, but they aren’t looking for something to read. The owner sells fake IDs, a booming business as Iraqis try to hide their identities in hopes of staying alive.
Group: Soldiers killed to avenge rape
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
An al-Qaida-linked group claims it killed three U.S. soldiers last month and mutilated two of their bodies to avenge the rape-slaying of a young Iraqi woman by troops of the same unit, an institute that monitors extremists Web sites said today.
Corruption and brutality rampant among police
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A7
Dozens of police officers and Interior Ministry officials have been fired on charges of corruption, bribery and human rights violations, a ministry official said Monday.
Passenger plane crash kills all 45 aboard
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
A passenger plane slammed into a wheat field and burst into flames minutes after takeoff Monday in eastern Pakistan. All 45 people on board were killed, officials said.
Fresh violence erupts in capital city
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Deadly gunfire and explosions racked Mogadishu on Monday after weeks of relative calm as the Islamic militiamen controlling Somalia’s capital battled one of the last pockets of resistance to their hard-line rule.
Six Milosevic aides on trial for war crimes
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Six former high-level political and military leaders of Serbia and the former Yugoslavia went on trial Monday for alleged war crimes in Kosovo during the 1998-99 crackdown on ethnic Albanians.
Rumsfeld: Drug trade fueling Taliban comeback
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday that a flourishing drug trade in Afghanistan may be helping fuel a Taliban resurgence, potentially undermining the young Afghan democracy.
President’s twin is new prime minister
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
The president of Poland appointed his identical twin as prime minister Monday, putting the country’s most powerful jobs in the hands of 57-year-olds with virtually the same round faces, silver crops of hair and conservative outlooks.
China to pressure N. Korea
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Supporters of a resolution that would impose limited sanctions on North Korea agreed to delay a vote in the hope that China can pressure Pyongyang to return to six-party talks on its nuclear program and halt missile tests, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said Monday.
Russia’s public enemy No. 1 dies
Chechen who led attack on school killed in accident
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A6
Shamil Basayev, the ruthless Chechen rebel leader responsible for terror attacks that led to the deaths of more than 800 people, was killed Monday when a dynamite-laden truck in his convoy exploded in this village of red brick houses next to a muddy field.
County commissioners consider property tax increase for 2007
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Douglas County commissioners said Monday they were willing to increase the tax rate as much as a mill over last year’s rate to support the county’s 2007 budget.
On the record
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Book Club News
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B2
Gooden focus for Cavs
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C6
Behind the scenes, the entire Cavaliers organization celebrated Saturday when LeBron James announced that he would accept a contract extension.
Legacy haunts Pierce
Veteran feels pressure to win title
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C6
Paul Pierce spent the morning of July 6 shuttling between local television and radio stations, promoting “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the charity event he co-hosted with Baron Davis last weekend.
All-Star game to showcase PNC
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C5
Jason Bay and Freddy Sanchez are on the NL team. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ most significant All-Star, however, is a place instead of a player. America, meet PNC Park.
All-star roster
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
Liriano, Eckstein late additions
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
Lucky for Francisco Liriano that someone in his family picked up the phone.
Once-reviled Rogers to start for AL
Dodgers’ Penny tapped NL starter
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
Kenny Rogers has gone from all-star scourge to All-Star starter.
Young Howard keeps derby title in Philly
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t been big winners for a long time. Thanks to Ryan Howard and Bobby Abreu, they’re tough to beat in the Home Run Derby.
K-State hoops target ruled ineligible
Ballyhooed high schooler Bill Walker can’t play senior year at North College Hill
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
North College Hill basketball star Bill Walker has exhausted his eligibility and cannot play his 2006-07 senior season at North College Hill, Ohio High School Athletic Assn. commissioner Dan Ross announced Monday.
Senior Open huge hit in Hutch
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
The tournament is over, and Allen Doyle repeated as champion of the U.S. Senior Open.
Firebirds learning on fly
FSHS takes part in 7-on-7 drills
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
Free State High football players weren’t in shoulder pads or permitted to tackle anyone Monday night. They were awarded just one point for a touchdown.
Headbutting a time-honored tradition
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
It’s a guy thing. The headbutt reared its ugly head over the weekend when Zinedine Zidane, captain of the French soccer team, headbutted the chest of Italian defender Marco Materazzi during the World Cup finals.
City softball standings
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
AL out to prove superiority
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
The numbers are so one-sided, it’s startling. The American League is 8-0-1 in the last nine All-Star games.
People in the news
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Keith Richards ready to roll ¢ Dan Rather, Ted Koppel announce new projects ¢ Angelina Jolie to lend voice to ‘Kung Fu Panda’ ¢ Nick Lachey hitting the road
All-Star game showcases best of best
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
America’s pastime showcases its most popular talents and its many assets, quirks and contradictions on the Major League Baseball All-Star game 2006 (7 p.m., Fox).
Actress June Allyson dies at 88
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A2
June Allyson, the sunny, raspy-voiced “perfect wife” of James Stewart, Van Johnson and other movie heroes, has died, her daughter Pamela Allyson Powell said Monday. She was 88.
Congress considers imposing ban on some Web site wagers
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A8
Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables won’t like what Congress is doing.
Astronauts finish fixing broken space station piece
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A8
In a routine but difficult spacewalk Monday, two astronauts fixed a crucial piece of the international space station, allowing it to be added on to later this year.
Youngest Price tapped as reserve on all-star team
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C3
Lawrence’s Robby Price has been chosen as a reserve infielder on the Northwoods League North Division’s all-star team.
Research shifts at space station
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A8
When the international space station was initially proposed by President Ronald Reagan, its central mission was conceived as providing the most innovative and unusual research center that mankind had ever created.
School murals face writing on the wall
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
Teacher Tawnia Lashley first found her way inside South Junior High’s twisting halls by following the murals.
Crack cocaine case brings life sentence
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Leavenworth man caught with crack cocaine on the Kansas University campus has been sentenced to life in prison - a mandatory penalty under federal law because prosecutors charged it as a “three strikes and you’re out” case, based on his two prior drug felonies.
Road to remain closed all week
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B1
A portion of a road in southwestern Douglas County was closed Monday and will remain closed until Friday.
Barbaro suffering from complications
Kentucky Derby champion’s broken leg causing ‘major problems’ seven weeks after initial surgery
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C2
Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was facing major problems for the first time since surgery to repair the right hind leg he shattered in the Preakness seven weeks ago, with the colt’s veterinarian saying “we’re in tough times right now.”
Leaders to write health officials about ensuring cleanup of Farmland site
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A4
Douglas County and the city of Lawrence have prepared a letter urging Kansas Department of Health and Environment to see that the former Farmland nitrogen plant site is put back to industrial use.
Drought affecting shipments of road oil
Public works director gives update on other street construction projects
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A4
Usually, a lack of rain helps speed up the completion of roadwork. But this year, a lack of rain is creating concerns about construction delays.
Two of five teens arrested in school shooting plot to be tried as juveniles
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B8
Two of the teens charged in an alleged school shooting plot in Riverton will be tried as juveniles, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office said.
State asks father to remove shrine to murdered woman
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B8
The state has asked the father of a murder victim to remove a shrine he has erected at the site at the Cheyenne Bottoms where his daughter’s body was found two years ago.
County’s claim to fame: nudist capital of U.S.
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
About 95 miles southwest of Orlando, Jack McElhinney stares out his back windows, soaking up the view of a sun-kissed, 35-acre lake.
Governor clears ‘witch’ three centuries later
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
It took 300 years, but Grace Sherwood was officially exonerated Monday for her conviction of being a witch.
Court: Gay marriage ban can go on ballot
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
The same court that made Massachusetts the first state to legalize same-sex marriage ruled Monday that a proposal for a constitutional amendment that could ban future gay marriages can move forward.
Tobacco could kill
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Curbing tobacco use and taking other steps to eliminate some of the most common risk factors for cancer could save millions of lives over the next few decades, health officials said Monday.
15 injured in building collapse; suicide attempt a possibility
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
A four-story building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side collapsed into a pile of rubble Monday after a thunderous explosion that hurled fireballs skyward and left an upscale block littered with bricks, broken glass and splintered wood.
Study: Climate change threatens wine industry
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A3
Global warming could wither many premium U.S. vineyards by the end of the century, according to a new computerized climate projection released Monday.
State among big winners as lottery sales set record
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
A record year for Kansas Lottery sales means more than $67 million in revenue for state economic development and building projects in the coming year.
Young performers with IIYM dazzle audience with musical talent
July 11, 2006 in print edition on D2
Someone alert Fox TV - the real American idols were on stage in Lawrence on Sunday night, breathing thrilling life into Bach, Liszt and Chopin - and each one a teenager no older than 18.
Pal won’t tell therapist about self-cutting
July 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
Dear Dr. Wes & Marissa: I have been researching cutting because my close friend has just shared with me that she cuts.
Juicing’ athletes take thrill out of competition
July 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
It was a hot summer day in a stifling gymnasium when I got into a one-on-one game with the 12th man on the Hillsboro High School basketball team.
Bounty of tales afloat
History shows that real pirates weren’t the nice guys
July 11, 2006 in print edition on D1
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about pirates lately. A big pirate movie set box-office records last weekend; and pirate toys, which are very popular now, are everywhere in stores.
Buying into material bliss
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B7
“Don’t believe the hype” - Public Enemy. I feel sorry for Shawn Carter. I know I shouldn’t, but I do.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 11, 1906: “The Missouri and Kansas Coal Dealers are investigating to see why there have been ‘short weights’ from mines to points of destination in the two states.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
Rural Douglas County construction for 1981 had exceeded the same period for the previous year by $2.5 million.
Trading spaces
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Wescoe Hall has had continual problems since I can remember. My office is always too hot and the air quality is terrible.
Bird messengers
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Could it be that the information provided by our government does not give its citizens the whole truth about the avian flu?
Poor comparison
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: “‘Christian’ activists blowing up abortion clinics,” as the Washington Post’s Jim Hoagland wrote on July 3, obviously proves the danger to our civilization and the moral equivalence of Christian and Islamic fundamentalist “intolerance.”
Disappointed fan
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Ever since the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, we have had a large banner celebrating the once-in-a-lifetime event hanging on the front of our house on Michigan Street. You may have seen it.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
City officials seemed receptive to the pleas for a much-improved downtown image, as espoused by city planner Jim Hatcher, urban consultant from Little Rock, Ark.
Parenting payoff
Billionaire’s charity, new book earn kudos for family values
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
No doubt you’ve heard that Warren Buffett, investor extraordinaire, has decided to give most of his wealth away to charity. His billions will be donated largely to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Street investment
A mill-levy increase to make needed repairs on city streets may be a wise investment for Lawrence.
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
A city budget proposal that calls for a property tax increase of almost a mill is a reminder that the services and infrastructure local residents say they want come with a price tag attached.
High-school thinking explains global politics
July 11, 2006 in print edition on B6
For those Americans who can’t understand the potentially self-destructive behavior of Iran, North Korea and the Palestinians, try thinking about the world as high school.
Yahoo! editor, LHS alum featured
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
Srinija Srinivasan, who grew up in Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence High School, appeared earlier this month in a Parade magazine story about Americans who immigrated to the United States.
Baker hires new fundraising leader
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
Lyn Lakin starts next week as Baker University’s vice president of University Relations.
Commodities
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
Congestion near LHS steers road discussion
City to hear concerns, plans for 19th and Louisiana intersection
July 11, 2006 in print edition on A1
Please, just not a roundabout. City commissioners have heard plenty of that sentiment as they consider what, if any, improvements to make to the intersection of 19th and Louisiana streets near Lawrence High School.
State lures research firm
Lenexa-based American Ingredients to tap expertise at KU
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C8
A research company that makes ingredients for baked goods is moving from Missouri to Kansas, drawn by $1 million in incentives that include research vouchers to be used at Kansas University.
Woodling: Jayhawks avoiding Fishkill
July 11, 2006 in print edition on C1
Surely one of these years I’ll be able to watch a former Kansas University baseball player perform in Dutchess Stadium. Currently, however, I’m 0-for-2.