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What's MOST important to you when picking out a pair of sunglasses?

Poll results

Response Percent
The style must flatter my face.
 
61%
I want something that will protect my eyes from sun damage.
 
33%
The cheaper the better.
 
5%
I have to have whatever Paris Hilton and Brad Pitt are wearing.
 
0%
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Lawrence’s disorderly-house ordinance
June 24, 2006
Article 11: Disordlery house nuisance
Heitshusen powers Raiders to victory
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
In his first at-bat, Scott Heitshusen hit the ball as hard as he could with a wooden bat.
People in the news
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Selma Blair calls it quits on marriage with Zappa ¢ Museum partners thrilled with Presley memorabilia ¢ ‘Diddy,’ Walters among 23 to get Hollywood stars ¢ ‘Idol’ runner-up says show helper her face bulimia ¢ Son of oil tycoon who feuded with Anna Nicole Smith dies
Experts, Karzai say U.S. terrorism fight not addressing root causes
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A9
One of America’s closest allies says the war on terrorism fails to address its root causes. Experts agreed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, saying Friday the major military offensive against the Taliban will not fix Afghanistan’s larger crises: a lack of reconstruction and jobs, a booming drug trade and a weak government.
Society Calendar
June 24, 2006 in print edition on D3
Is feeling guilt part of being religious?
June 24, 2006 in print edition on D1
¢ Guilt is a universal phenomenon, not restricted to the pious ¢ Human beings intended to be in communion with God
Towing company lawsuit dismissed
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B4
A judge has dismissed a consumer-protection lawsuit filed by Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s office against a Lawrence-based towing company. In a ruling released Friday morning, District Court Judge Paula Martin found Kline’s claims against TransMasters towing were pre-empted by a federal law that says a state can’t control towing prices.
Homeless shelter considers move to 31st Street
Director says taking over nursing home site would allow expansion of services
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
The Lawrence Community Shelter is aggressively pursuing a plan to move from its downtown location into a vacant nursing home in southwest Lawrence.
Horoscopes
June 24, 2006 in print edition on D7
Sanders, Finley join exclusive 300-300 club
K.C. right fielder now among six to reach home run, stolen base milestone
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
Joe DiMaggio never gained admission to this exclusive club. Nor did Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Stan Musial and Babe Ruth.
Guillen could be gone even sooner than Baker
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
Of this there can be little or no doubt: The managers of the White Sox and Cubs have come to a crossroads on their career paths in Chicago.
Phils’ Myers charged with hitting wife
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brett Myers was arrested Friday and charged with hitting his wife in the face on a street not far from Fenway Park.
Contreras keeps cruising
White Sox ace wins 16th straight in Series rematch
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
His splitter wasn’t wreaking its usual havoc, nor was his breaking ball or fastball. Still, Jose Contreras did enough to set a club record.
Knicks say Brown violated policy
Roadside interviews basis for $40 million dispute
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C2
The Knicks contend Larry Brown broke Madison Square Garden policy with his roadside interviews, a decision the team believes could wind up saving them millions.
FBI: Would-be terrorist sought al-Qaida’s aid
Seven suspects charged in plot on Sears Tower
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Seven men accused of trying to blow up the Sears Tower with help from al-Qaida never actually made contact with the terrorist network and were instead caught in an FBI sting involving an informant who posed as an al-Qaida operative, authorities said Friday.
Time has come for Brown to retire
Legendary coach already has done major damage to his reputation
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C2
His star has shone for years, despite his archaic ways. Even while Larry Brown was in the throes of controversy and tumult, unemployment was never a concern for him.
Brewers back to break-even
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
Dave Bush pitched the Milwaukee Brewers back to .500. Bush worked effectively into the eighth inning, and Geoff Jenkins drove in three runs to lead Milwaukee past the Kansas City Royals, 7-2, Friday night.
U.S. coach: ‘I’m just an idiot’
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
Bruce Arena sounded more like a man ready to say goodbye than a coach eager to sign on for another World Cup.
Noted TV producer Spelling dies
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
Aaron Spelling, a onetime movie bit player who created a massive number of hit series - from the vintage “Charlie’s Angels” and “Dynasty” to “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Melrose Place” - died Friday, his publicist said. He was 83.
State of emergency called in Baghdad
Government clamps down as deadly insurgent fighting continues
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A7
Iraq’s government clamped a state of emergency on Baghdad and ordered everyone off the streets Friday after U.S. and Iraqi forces battled insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades and rifles near the heavily fortified Green Zone.
District attorney: Police were looking into slain teen’s pregnancy
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B3
Police had been investigating the pregnancy of a 14-year-old girl who was slain weeks before her due date, waiting for the baby’s birth so they could conduct a paternity test, Sedgwick County Dist. Atty. Nola Foulston says.
KU Hall closed July 3-4
June 24, 2006
Kansas University’s Booth Hall of Athletics will be closed on July 3 and July 4. Normal business hours will resume on July 5. The Booth Hall of Athletics is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Ex-Jayhawk Berry dies at age of 41
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University football defensive back Derek Berry, 41, died Sunday at his Grandview, Mo., home.
Tar Heels coach battling bad back
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams disclosed at his annual summertime news conference that he is having back and leg pain caused by sciatica.
Video of teen being beaten draws national media attention
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
A Lawrence man has stirred up a national media storm after releasing a home video of his eighth-grade son being pummeled by another basketball player during the Mid America Youth Basketball tournament in March in Newton.
Girl Scouts replace tattered flag
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B3
Spanish subs sink Saudis
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C7
Spain coach Luis Aragones told his fringe players to make his life difficult, and some of them lived up to the challenge. A Spanish squad full of substitutes beat Saudi Arabia, 1-0, Friday to clinch first place in Group H.
K.C. man arrested for trafficking teen runaways
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
A man accused of promoting the prostitution of 13-year-old twins and their 15-year-old sister has been charged with human trafficking in the first such case in the area, U.S. Atty. Bradley J. Schlozman said Friday.
Finalists on mission
Hoops-mad Heels, football-proud Beavers seek to prove baseball worth starting today
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C8
North Carolina is known more for its basketball tradition, while Oregon State has made its mark on the football field. Playing for a national title in baseball? That’s something entirely new for both schools.
Real Cup begins today
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C7
For many soccer purists, the World Cup actually begins today, with the Round of 16. Each of the World Cup competitions held from 1930 through 1978 had a 16-team format (though for various political reasons only 13 teams participated in 1930 and 1950). The number of participants was increased to 24 in 1982 and to 32 in 1998.
On the Record
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
Schwarzenegger denies request for troops
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A8
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office said Friday he turned down a White House request to more than double the number of California National Guard troops that will be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, fearing the commitment could leave the state vulnerable if an earthquake or wildfire erupts.
Fiesta ‘family’ celebrates 25th anniversary
Annual event fun for all ages
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Ruven Bermudez smiles as he points toward the corner of an artist’s rendering of La Yarda, a housing development where Mexican immigrants lived with their families in the early 20th century.
World Trade Center museum fee debated
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A4
After wrestling with the costs and design of the Sept. 11, 2001, memorial, planners face another dilemma - whether to charge admission to the museum honoring those who died at the World Trade Center.
Title IX carved new future for women athletes
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
When Pam Pine played softball at Kansas University in the early 1980s, the team didn’t have locker rooms or a field on campus. When they traveled, they took vans.
Old hometown - 100 years
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
From the Lawrence Daily World of June 24, 1906: “A large party of Lawrence people including a number of old soldiers went to Ottawa this morning to attend the Chautauqua.
Old hometown - 40 years
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
Local employment was high and the jobless figure here was far below the national average.
Old hometown - 25 years
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
Traffic concerns
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I am not aware of any discussions about traffic in relation to the library expansion proposals.
Review board
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I’ve been out of town on business and vacation for the better part of the past year.
No-growth ‘success’
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Well, isn’t that special? The no growth (oops, I mean “smart growth”) gang is certainly doing their job! (Destroying our beautiful city.)
Friend or foe?
What is the status of the hearts and minds of the people we are trying to help in Iraq?
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
Friend or foe? What is the status of the hearts and minds of the people we are trying to help in Iraq?
Flag amendment rationale falls flat
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
Thank you, Dianne Feinstein. Composition teachers all over the country are indebted to the Democratic senator from California for an editorial published Tuesday in USA Today. Instead of tearing their hair out trying to instruct students in the finer points of logic, rhetoric and critical thinking, teachers will henceforth be able to simply pull out Feinstein’s piece and say, “Don’t do this.”
FDA approves new drug to combat HIV
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
A new drug to treat HIV won federal approval Friday.
Two arrested in probe of lethal heroin
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two men were arrested in what law enforcement officials are calling a breakthrough in their investigation into a lethal form of heroin blamed for more than 100 deaths in the Detroit area.
Sailors’ personal data found on Internet
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Navy has begun a criminal investigation after Social Security numbers and other personal data for 28,000 sailors and family members were found on a civilian Web site.
Alma mater to get MLK’s papers, books
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
A collection of Martin Luther King Jr.’s handwritten documents and books won’t be sold at auction and instead will be given to his alma mater, officials said Friday.
Women of the house
After married couples, single females are the top homebuyers
June 24, 2006 in print edition on D1
Nearly two years ago, Jennylee Francis, bought a house in Warren, R.I., that her brother had owned for about 10 years.
Mineta resigns post as treasury secretary
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, who helped rebuild confidence in U.S. airports and flying after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, said Friday he’s leaving the Bush administration.
Bush administration defends monitoring program
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Bush administration said Friday an anti-terrorism program that taps into an immense international database of confidential financial records has adequate safeguards to protect Americans’ privacy.
Lawmaker fined $4,000
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B5
A legislator facing other legal problems was fined $4,000 Thursday by the State Ethics Commission for campaign finance violations. Rep. Patricia Kilpatrick, R-Overland Park, told the commission that the mistakes she made on her last report for her 2004 campaign were the result of personal problems.
Philosophy energizes ‘Apocalypse’
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
It’s no surprise when a movie called “Android Apocalypse” (8 p.m. today, Sci Fi) lifts plot ideas from “Terminator” and “Blade Runner.” But when it references “The Defiant Ones,” you really have to sit up and pay attention.
Government: Workshop a front for U.S. spies
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A9
Students attending a conflict resolution course in this politically tumultuous Andean nation received some unexpected extracurricular experience when Bolivia’s leftist government accused the program’s sponsor of being a fraont for U.S. spies.
U.N. rights chief shares concerns about abuses
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A9
The top U.N. human rights official expressed concerns Friday about reports of secret detention centers for terrorist suspects, warning governments to abide by the law or risk creating an environment ripe for abuses.
Poll: Election appears too close to call
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A9
With most pollsters judging Mexico’s presidential race too close to call, the two leading contenders entered the final weekend of campaigning with appeals to undecided voters, including would-be defectors from the candidate running a distant third.
A few good books
Baker Bible collection offers rare glimpses at sacred history
June 24, 2006 in print edition on D1
John Forbes dims the overhead lights, then points out a brightly colored page from a 550-year-old Bible.
Unknown gunman kills Swedish cameraman
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A9
A Swedish journalist was fatally shot Friday as he filmed a demonstration. Martin Adler, 47, an award-winning reporter and television cameraman, was covering a crowd hailing a deal between the largely powerless, U.N.-backed transitional government and the Islamic leaders who control Mogadishu and most of southern Somalia.
Al-Qaida No. 2 praises al-Zarqawi as martyr
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A9
Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader paid tribute to the slain Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a video Friday, extolling him as “the prince of martyrs” despite the rocky relationship that the terrorist leader in Iraq had with the al-Qaida command.
Board of Regents elects new chairman
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Board of Regents has elected Nelson Galle, of Manhattan, as its new chairman and Christine Downey-Schmidt, of Inman, as the new vice chairwoman.
State Governor reappoints mayor to barber board
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius reappointed Lawrence Mayor Mike Amyx to the Kansas Board of Barbering on Thursday.
Mutation found in bird flu virus
But health experts see no increased risk of pandemic
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A9
The World Health Organization has detailed the first evidence that a person likely caught the bird flu virus from a human, then passed a slightly mutated version to another person. But experts said Friday the genetic change did not increase the threat of a pandemic.
U.S., Japan collaborate on missile defense
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A9
The United States and Japan agreed Friday to strengthen cooperation on missile defense amid concerns of a possible long-range rocket launch by North Korea.
Law enforcement Arrested protesters identified, released
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
On Thursday, seven protesters were arrested after they marched into a Lawrence Army-recruiting office at 2223 La., shouted remarks against the war in Iraq and the deaths of Iraqi civilians, then linked arms and refused to leave.
State renews equipment contract
Houston company previously paid contractor $1 million in middleman fees
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
The state announced Friday that it has renegotiated a Homeland Security contract that previously provided a contractor $1 million in middleman fees, but lawmakers continue to express concern.
Military News
June 24, 2006 in print edition on D5
Scouting News
June 24, 2006 in print edition on D5
Simons: Feedback reveals dissenting views on K.C. hospital linkage
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
In last week’s Saturday Column, this writer expressed concern about efforts of some Kansas City individuals to form an alliance or association between the Kansas University Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital and Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Around and About
June 24, 2006 in print edition on D5
Club News
June 24, 2006 in print edition on D5
Faith Briefs
June 24, 2006 in print edition on D8
Tips for creating an office at home
June 24, 2006 in print edition on D8
If you’ll be working in a room that you share with others, discuss when you’ll be using it as an office and when you’ll be there for other purposes.
Accusations against troops may mark crucial point in war
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A7
The accounts are brutal: An Iraqi man dragged from his home, executed and made to look as if he was an insurgent. Three prisoners killed by their Army captors. A team of revenge-seeking Marines going home to home, shooting down unarmed Iraqi men, women, children.
Senator wants hearings on med center moves
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B4
A Republican gubernatorial candidate Friday called for legislative hearings into attempts to include the Kansas University Medical Center in a regional research partnership with institutions in Missouri.
Taco John’s robbery sentencing delayed
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B4
A judge will soon decide in coming days whether a man who robbed a local restaurant with a BB gun should go to prison or get probation.
Inspector finds body
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B8
A city inspector on Thursday discovered the body of an unidentified man on the same plot where the remains of another man were found last summer. Police Capt. Mike Utz said the inspector discovered the corpse in a camper behind a vacant home while carrying out a routine inspection.
I-70 bridge repairs may be done by August
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Kansas Department of Transportation said repairs to a 45-foot gap in a bridge over Interstate 70 should be done by August and could cost up to half a million dollars. Kevin Zimmer, an area engineer for the Transportation Department, said contractors should have the deck of the bridge poured by July 4. Then workers will begin on the curb and rails.
Inspectors to check Kansas beef plant
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
Tyson Foods Inc.’s nine beef plants, including one near Holcomb, will be part of a nationwide inspection to verify that the U.S. beef industry meets Japan’s import standards.
Final payments sent to Farmland creditors
Agriculture cooperative pays $891 million; preferred shareholders next
June 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
Creditors of Farmland Industries, the Kansas City-based agricultural cooperative that went bankrupt four years ago, are getting $12 million in the sixth and final distribution of its assets. The checks, which were being mailed Friday to 20,000 creditors, will bring total repayments to the 60,000 owed money by the cooperative to $891 million.
All together now
Jayhawks stress unity through June
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
Whether it’s working as counselors at basketball camps of Kansas University coach Bill Self or Washburn’s Bob Chipman, going to class, lifting weights and/or playing in pick-up games, the Jayhawks have had one major goal in mind for the month of June.
Money waiting to be claimed
More than 160 Lawrence residents owed cash from stocks
June 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
Unclaimed riches - or at least a few dollars - may be waiting for a Lawrence area resident to claim them at the Kansas State Treasurer’s office.
Mayer: Ellis had intriguing careers
June 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
Oh, how they slip through the cracks so you lose track of them - former Kansas University athletes, famous and not-so-famous.