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Toby Young, the dog handler who helped a convicted murderer escape from the prison at Lansing, was sentenced to 21 months in prison. What do you think of the punishment?

Poll results

Response Percent
Too little; Young endangered many people with her actions.
 
73%
Just right.
 
20%
Too much; Young was misguided and needs to be treated with compassion.
 
3%
No opinion.
 
2%
Total 332
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6News Now for July 13
July 13, 2006
Coming up on 6News and in the Journal-World, Lawrence city leaders discuss a tax increase, KU fencing club has a membership boom, and emergency agency communications requirements may have a hefty price tag.
City commissioners want to hold tax rate steady
Budget cuts to be considered
July 13, 2006
A majority of city commissioners said they are still looking for a way to keep the city’s property tax rate steady, despite a recommendation from interim City Manager David Corliss that it be increased by a mill.
Trial date set for shooting suspect
Rashawn Anderson to face jury in November
July 13, 2006
Rashawn Anderson to face jury in November.
K-State, bioscience authority coming to Olathe
July 13, 2006
A satellite campus for Kansas State University, new lab space for bioscience startups and office and technical space in a research park-type environment are in the works for Olathe.
Hot and humid through weekend
Slight chance for thunderstorms
July 13, 2006
Crank up the air conditioner. “It looks like another hot one as temperatures climb right back into the 90s,” said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.
Vaughn signs with Spurs
July 13, 2006
Jacque Vaughn, who played a key reserve role in the New Jersey Nets backcourt last season, has signed a free-agent contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
Ricketts rallies Raiders
First baseman busts slump as Lawrence rallies for 13-12 win
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
Slumping players can mean the end for a team. That is, unless they break out of their slump at the right time - the end of the season.
Our town sports
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C7
Raising the bar
Drivers share ideas on how to improve the Chase
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C6
Jeff Burton isn’t going to lie about it. There’s pressure involved in gunning to be part of the Chase for the Nextel Cup when the 10-race playoff begins the next time the circuit visits New Hampshire International Speedway.
People in the news
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Ex-wife sues Jackson ¢ Brinkley, husband separate ¢ ‘South Park’ episode that angered Cruise to air
A&E’s police academy not arresting
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
The primetime crime never stops. “Commander Castle” (9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., A&E) may sound like a classy sequel to “Horatio Hornblower,” but it’s more in tune with A&E’s turn toward testosterone-enhanced reality fare.
U.S. facing trouble spots around the world
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
Pretend for a moment that you are in the president’s cabin on Air Force One as he tours Europe this week and heads for a G-8 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. What does the world look like to you?
Economic efforts
Depending on how the job is structured, a proposed new city position might enhance the city-county economic development effort.
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
A city economic development coordinator could be a positive addition to the economic development team serving Lawrence and Douglas County through the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Horoscopes
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, July 13
Bonds, Giants likely to part
Slugger might seek employment in AL next season
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Barry Bonds era in San Francisco is probably headed into its final months.
Salute! toasts good cause
July 13, 2006 in print edition on D1
Miles Schnaer understands why the annual Salute! fundraiser has become a smashing success for Cottonwood Inc.
Hinrich on U.S. team
Former Jayhawk seizes second chance
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University guard Kirk Hinrich of the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday landed a spot on the U.S. Senior National Men’s Basketball Team.
Sidewalk sale to halt road work
Construction to take short hiatus
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
It’s still a week away, but already downtown business owners are getting ready for the 35th annual sidewalk sale.
Chick-fil-A’s feathers ruffled over bar’s spinoff campaign
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Not everyone believes imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In fact, Doug Holiday - an owner of Lawrence’s Bigg’s Bar & Grill, 2429 Iowa - is learning in no uncertain terms that the folks at the large multinational restaurant chain Chick-fil-A don’t think much of it at all.
Education agency’s turnover rate grows
More than 20 percent of employees quit job
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
One in five employees left the state Department of Education over the past year, and some critics of Commissioner Bob Corkins are blaming him for the relatively high turnover rate.
New Orleans wedding business rebounds
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A2
When it was obvious Hurricane Katrina had laid waste to New Orleans, bride-to-be Lauren Francingues told her wedding planner, “It’s not going to happen.”
County fire damages home, draws out area firefighters
Occupants estimate property loss at $5,000
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B3
Neither resident was home Wednesday morning when a fire started in a two-story rental home four miles south of Lawrence.
Israeli troops raid Lebanon after attack by Hezbollah
Strike in Gaza today destroys Palestinian ministry building
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israel bombed and shelled southern Lebanon and sent ground troops over the border for the first time in six years Wednesday after Hezbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers. The fighting killed eight Israeli soldiers and three Lebanese.
Kline to appeal towing suit ruling
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline on Wednesday filed notice he plans to appeal the dismissal of his consumer-protection lawsuit against a local towing company.
Education department shifts employees
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
Jeannette Nobo has been named director of professional learning communities at the Kansas Department of Education.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.76 at several locations.
KDHE pays for Black Jack cleanup
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B1
The cost of cleaning up an illegal dump site at Black Jack Battlefield near Baldwin will be paid by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment because the site represents a potential health hazard.
On the record
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence datebook
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B2
Death row inmate chooses electrocution
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
A death row inmate set for execution next week for the rape and murder of a young mother has chosen to die in the electric chair, the Virginia Department of Corrections said Wednesday in Richmond.
Gas giveaway leads to crashes, arrests
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
An insurance company held a gasoline giveaway Wednesday to reward the city for its safe-driving record.
Private spacecraft has successful test
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
An experimental spacecraft bankrolled by a hotel chain magnate successfully inflated in orbit Wednesday, testing a technology that could lead to Robert Bigelow’s dream of building a commercial space station.
Spacewalkers lose spatula, gain experience in repair technique
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two spacewalkers sheepishly lost a spatula in orbit Wednesday. But NASA engineers didn’t mind much, because the two accomplished their main task of testing a method to apply emergency patches to a shuttle heat shield - and then some.
Finding out who you are
DNA testing kits help people discover origins, research health
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
Alice Lieberman always defined herself as a full-blooded European Jew until her DNA told her otherwise.
Keep those June beetles at bay
July 13, 2006 in print edition on D1
So you’re standing in the garden and you hear a loud buzz pass your head. Soon there’s another and yet another. Suddenly you feel like you are the target of an all-out air assault. After some patient investigation, you realize the attackers are large, dull, velvety green bugs. They appear to be some sort of morphed May beetle or June bug on steroids - a science experiment gone bad. They seem to fly until they hit something with their poor navigational skills. Put the kamikaze attitude, the buzzing and the size together, and you have a beetle that many people do not like. Here is what you need to worry about when it comes to green June beetles in your home garden.
Highway inspection expands
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Inspectors began reviewing the city’s entire highway system Wednesday - every bridge, tunnel and roadway - after at least 60 signs of loose bolts and other potential failures were found in the same Big Dig tunnel where a motorist was crushed by falling concrete.
Desert wildfire spares movie set town
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Temperatures hit 108 degrees and winds gusted up to 40 mph as firefighters battled a 36,000-acre wildfire that destroyed buildings and forced hundreds of people to flee, but spared historic structures in a town developed decades ago as a movie set for Westerns.
High-profile guests among mourners at Ken Lay’s funeral
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A3
Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay was a high-powered businessman, philanthropist and family man who didn’t succumb to despair despite the scandal that destroyed his company and left him a vilified felon, friends and family members said at a memorial service Wednesday where mourners included former President George Bush and his wife, Barbara.
Shooter’s identity at issue in case
Defense says there’s room for confusion; victim killed near club had knife, wife says
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
Police said Wednesday that DNA evidence implicates a man who’s charged in the deadly shooting earlier this year outside a downtown night club.
Medicaid paybacks may cost millions more
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
Kansas has already agreed to refund the federal government $32 million for misspent Medicaid funding.
Dog trainer gets 21 months for helping murderer escape
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A1
Despite attempting to remain upbeat before her sentencing, Toby Young’s face showed tension and sadness as she looked at her family across the courtroom.
Commercial curb appeal
Businesses honored for landscaping
July 13, 2006 in print edition on D1
Businesses have begun to recognize the intrinsic value a beautifully landscaped site has to offer. Not only does spending a little green create a big, colorful impact, it shows that the establishment is making a long-term commitment to the community.
Wichita mayor backs off plan
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
Mayor Carlos Mayans is dropping a proposal to resurrect the football program at Wichita State University.
Bella Sera shifts skyline in W. Lawrence
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
No, that’s not the monolith from “2001: A Space Odyssey” popping up out of the ground in west Lawrence.
Baseball’s intriguing second half begins today
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
Nobody expected the Detroit Tigers to have the best record in baseball at the All-Star break, and everyone wants to see if they can keep it up.
Connecticut stars power East to victory
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C5
Katie Douglas and her Connecticut Sun teammates gave the Eastern Conference its first WNBA All-Star game victory.
Frenchman snags lead; favorites ease off
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C5
Lance Armstrong once said there were no gifts at the Tour de France - a maxim that a Frenchman and a Spaniard showed still holds true, even with the seven-time champion out of the picture.
Commentary: Fans looking for elusive Mr. Clean
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C2
This is one of those tree-falling-in-the-forest questions: If it weren’t for the possibility of a drug scandal, would the Tour de France make a sound?
Ex-Barton County coach convicted
Brauman found guilty of embezzlement, theft, mail fraud
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C2
Jurors on Wednesday found a former Barton County Community College track coach guilty for his part in a scheme to use work-study and campus employment programs to illegally pay athletes for work they didn’t perform.
Astros acquire Rays’ Huff
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Houston Astros acquired third baseman Aubrey Huff from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for two minor-league prospects Wednesday, hoping Huff can help revive the Astros’ struggling offense.
Supporters of defeated candidate begin march
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Protesters started marching from mountain towns and sprawling industrial cities to the nation’s capital Wednesday to protest official election results showing conservative Felipe Calderon as the winner of the July 2 presidential election.
China, Russia offer proposal on N. Korea
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
China and Russia introduced a resolution Wednesday deploring North Korea’s missile tests but dropping language from a rival proposal that could have led to military action against Pyongyang.
Zidane apologizes, but trigger remains mystery
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C3
An apology, but no regrets and no detailed explanation on what set him off.
Global powers issue ultimatum to Iran
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
The United States and five other world powers gave Iran a stern ultimatum Wednesday, announcing they would seek a United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing sanctions against Tehran unless the regime suspends its nuclear program.
Indian prime minister vows to defeat terror
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
The prime minister praised this wounded city for its strength Wednesday, vowing that “no one can make India kneel,” while a senior investigator said the Bombay train attacks that killed at least 200 people could be linked to a Kashmiri militant group.
Gunmen kill 22 as Rumsfeld visits Iraq
July 13, 2006 in print edition on A6
Gunmen kidnapped a group of people in the parking lot of a bus station on Wednesday and killed 22 of them, according to Iraqi police and military officials. The execution-style slayings occurred on the same day Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld visited Iraq and stressed the need to stem the sectarian violence that has killed scores of civilians in recent days.
Board reopens charter school debate for troubled students
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B3
Although its chairman says he’s not aggressively pursuing the issue, the State Board of Education reopened a contentious debate Wednesday over creating special charter schools for troubled students.
Prairie Moon adds developer for school
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
Prairie Moon School, a developing Waldorf school just north of Lawrence, announces the hiring of Bret Schacht to lead development of its grade school.
Commodities
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
Cost of college textbooks rising
Buying used books, searching online can help reduce costs
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
Thomas Jefferson said that “books constitute capital.”
Daily ticker
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
Band director hopes to boost membership
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B8
Kansas University’s marching band is growing, and officials hope that will continue with the arrival of David Clemmer, new director of athletic bands and assistant band director.
Penny no longer pays its way
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B7
Federal factories in Philadelphia and Denver have already stamped out 4.8 billion little tan disks this year so that purses might be encumbered, cashiers oppressed and tradition preserved.
Misplaced blame
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Al Gore, the non-scientist who invented the Internet, confirms global warming is anthropocentric.
Parade highlight
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: To the fireman, medics and police officers who volunteered their time at the fifth annual Morning Star Church Neighborhood Bike Parade, thank you for giving your time and energy to the Fourth of July Bike Parade in the Quail Run neighborhood.
Warming trend
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: We have certainly initiated a heated mini-debate about global warming as a result of Mr. Gurley’s article.
Facts disputed
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In the Public Forum on July 5, Jim Winn argued that Kansans should embrace the new concealed gun law since, according to Mr. Winn, it is a “demonstrable FACT” that states with concealed gun laws have seen large decreases in crime.
Old home town - 100 years ago today
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
Old home town - 25 years ago today
July 13, 2006 in print edition on B6
Therapist approved for state program
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C8
Vickie Hull, a licensed marriage and family therapist with Lawrence Therapy Services and Baldwin Therapy Services, has been approved as a mental health service provider for the Kansas Ryan White Title II Care Program.
Keegan: Overseas migration not killer
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
The loudest noise made this week at ABCD camp in Teaneck, N.J., came out of the mouth of Reggie Rose, brother of Chicago recruit Derrick Rose, a Kansas University recruiting target who reportedly is leaning toward Memphis.
Headbutt hall of fame
Zidane head of this class
July 13, 2006 in print edition on C1
You’re a coach, you’re a couch potato, you’re King of the Softball Diamond after work. At some point, at some time, the other guy made you mad.