Archive for Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Also from May 31

On the street
Photo galleries
Summer gets started - Game 05/31/06
Some Republicans are lambasting former state GOP chairman Mark Parkinson because he switched parties to join Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as her running mate. Do you agree with Republicans who think he's a turncoat?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes. Parkinson spoke out against Sebelius during the last election.
Yes. It seems he’s giving up party principles for a political position.
No. I think Parkinson is showing political courage
No. I vote for the person, not the party.
Yes. Party loyalty is important to me.
Total 470
Should Lawrence ban the use of both hand-held and hands-free cell phones by drivers?

Poll results

Response Percent
Ban neither.
Ban both.
Ban only hand-held cell phones.
Total 3285
What is the number one thing you want to do this summer?

Poll results

Response Percent
Go on vacation
Spend time at the pool
Play baseball/softball
Read a good book
Total 0

All stories

What’s in a name? Perhaps ‘new Messiah’
Jolie, Pitt bestow Hebrew, French names on daughter
May 31, 2006 in print edition on A2
Nothing was normal about the birth of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s child, so naturally, neither was their baby’s name.
Thank you
The Lawrence cemeteries looked beautiful Memorial Day weekend thanks to the care provided by city crews and others.
May 31, 2006 in print edition on B8
Thanks and congratulations go to the city crews and others for the job they did in getting both Oak Hill and Memorial Park cemeteries ready for Memorial Day this year.
Ankle injury sidelines Roddick
Fans boo U.S. netter for retiring in French Open loss
May 31, 2006 in print edition on C2
Andy Roddick never really stood a chance at the 2006 French Open tennis tournament.
Beasley not a lock for K-State
Blue-chip center says Charlotte, others still in running despite Huggins hiring player’s mentor
May 31, 2006 in print edition on C2
When Michael Beasley is at Oak Hill Academy, he sometimes gazes out at the Blue Ridge Mountains and thinks.
Bell returns, sparks Phoenix
Despite calf injury, Suns guard ratchets up intensity
May 31, 2006
Raja Bell is back, and so are the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference finals.
Derby winner progressing well
Jockey, owners pay visit to injured Barbaro
May 31, 2006 in print edition on C6
Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is progressing so well he might not have the cast on his severely injured right hind leg changed for several weeks.
Wells’ blasts lead Blue Jays
Toronto batters Boston’s Beckett with five homers
May 31, 2006 in print edition on C4
Vernon Wells says he doesn’t enjoy facing Josh Beckett. The results say otherwise.
Daily ticker
May 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
Corn prices help offset costs
Fuel, fertilizer expenses cut into profits
May 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
At least corn prices are rising.
Working like a dog can be fun
Canine companions also serve as good co-workers for some
May 31, 2006 in print edition on A1
Digging holes is all in a day’s work for Chigger, a rat terrier.
Lawrence datebook
May 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
On the record
May 31, 2006 in print edition on B2
May 31, 2006 in print edition on C8
Parents become unruly at Basehor tournament
May 31, 2006 in print edition on Game14
A USSSA youth baseball tournament in Basehor got pretty wild last weekend.
May 31, 2006 in print edition on B7
For Wednesday, May 31