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Should the City Commission approve the latest proposal from Wal-Mart for Sixth and Wakarusa?

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Response Percent
Yes: Too much time and money has been spent on this project already.
 
57%
No: The proposal isn’t right for that part of town.
 
41%
No opinion.
 
1%
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Person of interest’ found in Mississippi
October 23, 2006
A man found dead in a Douglas County field earlier this month died from multiple gunshot wounds and now the search is over for a person of interest in the case.
Arrest made; slaying details emerge
Major Edwards held on federal gun charges
October 23, 2006
A “person of interest” in the death of a Lawrence man found shot in a field in rural Douglas County has been arrested in Mississippi on gun charges, the sheriff’s office announced Monday.
6News Now for October 23
October 23, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a suspect is arrested in rapper’s death investigation, the census bureau may change its official numbers, and the attorney general race continues to be heated.
Kansas Board of Tax Appeals member resigns
October 23, 2006
Tom Slack’s resignation takes efffect at end of the year.
Person of interest’ is arrested in slaying; new details emerge
Addition information released about Anthony Vital’s death
12:14 p.m., October 23, 2006 Updated 04:56 p.m.
Major Edwards was found Sunday in a hotel in Verona, Miss., a small town outside of Tupelo.
Labor peace assured
Players, owners agree on new deal
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C6
Baseball players and owners set aside their long history of bitter negotiations to reach a tentative agreement on a five-year contract, the first time the sides have achieved labor peace before their current deal expires.
Douglas County youth encouraged to take part in political process
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
Douglas County youths can make some political noise by attending a Rock the Vote concert Wednesday at Liberty Hall.
Lawrence Datebook
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B2
Teamwork, innovation help elevator cooperatives weather tough times
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B2
Amid prolonged drought and tough times for many in agriculture, officials of elevator cooperatives in western Kansas are finding ways to survive and even thrive.
River rises rapidly, forcing evacuations
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
Flooding along the Neches River in Southeast Texas destroyed an estimated 40 homes, forcing people to flee their residences and even FEMA trailers brought in after Hurricane Rita pounded the region last year.
Promoter apparently canceled Freedom Rally
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B3
The Freedom Rally 2006, planned for Saturday and Sunday in South Park for several months, never happened and was apparently canceled by a promoter.
Retail gasoline prices drop another 8 cents
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
U.S. retail gas prices were down again in the last two weeks, shedding almost 8 cents a gallon, according to a survey released Sunday.
More human remains found near ground zero
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
Searchers found more bones believed to belong to Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack victims Sunday in manholes and utility areas, areas that apparently were overlooked years ago.
Republicans join calls for direct N. Korean talks
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two leading Republican senators joined Democrats on Sunday in calling for direct talks with North Korea aimed at easing a nuclear standoff.
College town tested by drunken drownings
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
Searchers combing the Mississippi River this month pulled out the body of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse basketball player Luke Homan - the eighth college-age man in nine years to disappear from a city tavern and turn up dead in a river.
Survey: Support for U.S. low among Iraq’s youth
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A5
Majorities of Iraqi youths in Arab regions of the country believe security would improve and violence decrease if the U.S.-led forces left immediately, according to a State Department poll that provides a window into the grim warnings provided to policymakers.
Corrupt arms deals said to cost Iraq $800 million
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A5
Iraq’s former finance minister alleged in a U.S. television report aired Sunday that up to $800 million meant to equip the Iraqi army had been stolen from the government by former officials through fraudulent arms deals.
Bledsoe knows Giants will be coming for him
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C4
The Dallas Cowboys know Drew Bledsoe needs all the time he can get to look downfield, pick a receiver and make the right throw.
QBs get slammed around
Roethlisberger knocked out, Hasselbeck hurts knee
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C5
Ben Roethlisberger was knocked unconscious, Matt Hasselbeck sprained a knee, Andrew Walter tweaked a hamstring, and Charlie Frye was advised to only answer two postgame questions because of a concussion.
Obama opens door to 2008 presidential campaign
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A3
Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois said Sunday that he was considering a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, backing away from previous pledges to serve out his full six-year Senate term.
Board to hear trimester-system report
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B7
The board will hear a report on new elementary report cards and on trimesters.
Commission to hear park plan update
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B7
City commissioners will get updated on plans to build a trail and a playground in a new park area east of George Williams Way and Harvard Road.
Anderson’s record to be tied
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C6
Sparky Anderson lit up the room with his one-of-a-kind takes on baseball topics ranging from Barry Bonds to his record that will soon be broken.
Tigers’ Monroe emerging as hero
Relaxed’ slugger blasts fifth round-tripper of postseason
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C6
Craig Monroe looked down, flipped his bat and prepared for another trot around the bases. He’s getting this routine down pat.
KU football notebook
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino confirmed that running back Jon Cornish practiced Sunday, one day after KU’s 36-35 loss to Baylor.
KU team wins regional tennis title
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Elizaveta Avdeeva and Edina Horvath won the championship of the doubles draw on Sunday, concluding a successful weekend for the Jayhawks at the ITA Central Region Championships.
Falcons survive Steelers
Andersen’s field goal lifts Atlanta to 41-38 OT win
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C4
Ben Roethlisberger stood on the Pittsburgh sideline with a white towel hanging around his neck. All he could do was watch as Michael Vick and the Falcons finished off the Steelers in a game that was just too good to be settled in 60 minutes.
Buckeyes remain atop poll
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C3
Ohio State’s run at No. 1 is now one week short of the Buckeyes’ longest to start a season.
Meier likely for CU
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C1
It appears - for now - that injured Kansas University quarterback Kerry Meier will be back for the Jayhawks’ next football game: Saturday against Colorado.
Tony the tormentor
Gonzalez, Chiefs clip Chargers
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C1
Tony Gonzalez wasn’t about to let his old coach win. The Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end had two long receptions on the Chiefs’ four-play, game-winning drive in the final minute of their 30-27 victory against Marty Schottenheimer and the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
People in the news
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Malawian boy’s father raises doubts on adoption ¢ Actress Jane Wyatt of ‘Father Knows Best’ dies ¢ Williams notebook found to have been stolen
Prestige’ has magic touch to draw largest audiences
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A2
The magic act “The Prestige” debuted as the weekend’s No. 1 movie with $14.8 million, outperforming Clint Eastwood’s World War II saga, which opened at No. 3 with $10.2 million.
Kazakhstan conflicted by farcical ‘son’ Borat
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A2
When Borat, the world’s most famous - and fictional - Kazakh journalist, bumbles into U.S. theaters next month in his hotly anticipated film debut, he will introduce America to a nation it barely knows.
Holy month ends with surge in bloodshed
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
Militants targeted police recruits and shoppers rounding up last-minute sweets and delicacies Sunday for a feast to mark the end of the Ramadan holy month, the highlight of the Muslim year. At least 44 Iraqis were reported killed across the country.
Opinions on judicial independence issued
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A7
Deeply controversial issues like abortion and suicide rights have nothing to do with the Constitution, and unelected judges too often choose to find new rights at the expense of the democratic process, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Saturday.
Freshman 15 exaggerated, but steady weight gain is no myth
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
The “Freshman 15” is more like 5 to 7, but it is followed by the “Sophomore 2 or 3,” say researchers who led two of the largest and longest studies ever done of weight gain among college students.
Wal-Mart question up for city approval
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
Always low prices. Always high drama. Yes, Wal-Mart is back at City Hall. The giant retailer’s request to build a new store at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive is up for approval at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting.
Ban is broken on commercial whaling
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iceland broke a global moratorium on commercial whaling, killing an endangered fin whale for the first time since the 1980s, local media reported Sunday.
Hurricane threatens Baja California
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
Tropical Storm Paul was upgraded to a hurricane off Mexico’s west coast late Sunday and was threatening southern Baja California, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
Exploring the world anew
Expeditions touted as modern intelligence gathering
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A1
Satellites and secrets aren’t enough to win America’s battles, according to Kansas University professor Jerome Dobson.
Warlord factions clash; at least 12 killed
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
Fighting between forces loyal to two pro-government warlords in western Afghanistan on Sunday left at least 12 people dead.
Protesters blast U.S. over free trade deal
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
Hundreds of demonstrators blocked traffic in South Korea’s capital on Sunday to protest a U.S. free-trade agreement, and farmers on a resort island called for the deal to be scrapped, a day before the start of a new round of negotiations in the stalled talks.
Use of phosphorous shells acknowledged
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Israeli army used phosphorous artillery shells against Hezbollah guerrilla targets during their war in Lebanon this summer, an Israeli Cabinet minister said Sunday, confirming Lebanese allegations for the first time.
Thieves first to discover dentists’ tombs in Egyptian pyramids
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
The arrest of tomb robbers led archaeologists to the graves of three royal dentists, protected by a curse and hidden in the desert sands for thousands of years in the shadow of Egypt’s most ancient pyramid, officials announced Sunday.
Sudan expels top U.N. envoy
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Sudanese government Sunday ordered the chief U.N. envoy out of the country after he wrote that Sudan’s army had suffered major losses in recent fighting in Darfur.
Authorities crack down on green-card marriage scams
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A7
When a woman recently asked for a copy of her marriage license, the court clerk in suburban Atlanta’s Gwinnett County had to break some unpleasant news: Her husband was listed as the groom in eight marriages in the county.
Hunters be forewarned: Southeast Kansas dry
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C8
Hunters are likely to be disappointed when they arrive at southeast Kansas waterfowl areas this fall.
Autumn can be good time to fish
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C8
Autumn can be one of the best times to dust off the fishing gear and head to the lake.
Johnson feasts at Subway 500
Labonte surrenders lead last in crash-filled NASCAR race
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C2
Trouble finally found Jeff Burton at Martinsville Speedway. Jimmie Johnson and a handful of other championship chasers found themselves back in title contention.
Recruiting seminar set for Nov. 15
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A8
Stacy Walters, a business consultant for Heartland Works Inc., will present “Recruiting, Training and Retaining Top Performers” Nov. 15 at the Lawrence Workforce Center, 2540 Iowa St., Suite R.
Heeding the call of nature
Bears do it, and you can, too : ‘go’ in the woods, that is
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C8
You marvel at friends’ stories of weeklong adventures in the backcountry. You dream of joining the millions of hikers who hit the trails each year, but you feel like you can’t without the answer to one nagging question: Where’s the bathroom?
Ellena Honda sports denim, pink
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A8
Ellena Honda is adorning its operation with pink and encouraging employees to wear denim each Friday this month in support of the fight against breast cancer.
Bombardier, union to put new contract to vote
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A8
Bombardier Aerospace and its striking machinists will put a proposed new contract before workers for a vote today after reaching a tentative agreement last week.
Moving quickly to new job
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A8
Q: My sister can get fired or quit and have a new job within weeks. I, however, have been looking for nearly a year. My sister says she never tells prospective employers that she was fired because they can verify only whether or not you worked at the company. Is this true, and would you recommend it?
Breast cancer awareness draws corporate interest
Companies capitalize on concern
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A8
Every October, products from tweezers to toothpaste get packaged in pink. It’s all sold with the promise of promoting breast cancer awareness or benefiting breast cancer charities. Breast cancer has become the darling disease of corporate philanthropy - especially during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Professionals join SS&C in Lawrence
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A8
Lawrence residents Jeff Herrmann, Kayley Nelson and Jessica Burt have joined the Lawrence office of SS&C Business & Tax Services Inc.
Free public clinics giving flu shots
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
Health professionals administered about 540 flu shots Saturday during the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s first public clinic of the season at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Sheryl Tirol Goodwin, a health department spokeswoman, said turnout was comparable to the first clinic one year ago.
Project near Eudora on tonight’s agenda
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission will conduct two meetings this week, with issues including a new housing project near Eudora and a permit for a new cell phone tower to be discussed.
Kings’ coach Musselman apologizes
Sacramento owners won’t suspend first-year mentor following arrest on drunk driving charge
October 23, 2006
A teary-eyed Sacramento Kings coach Eric Musselman apologized Sunday for his arrest a day earlier on a drunken driving charge.
Commission to respond to bridge repair letter
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
Douglas County commissioners today will once again take up the Lecompton bridge repair project.
At Central, English teacher makes school cool
Student who nominated her for award says ‘class is never boring’
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
Entering Lawrence English teacher Carol Souders’ room for the first time, you might think “Am I in the right place?”
Provost discussing raising bar for admissions
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s relatively low admissions requirements don’t help in the prestige department.
Retired Army officer weighs in on recent uptick in Iraq violence
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Eudora military consultant advises Americans not to panic about the recent upsurge in violence in Baghdad.
Events calendar
October 23, 2006 in print edition on D2
Sound sleep habits mean better Health
October 23, 2006 in print edition on D1
No one says it’s easy to get enough sleep, what with demands of job and family, a desire for some semblance of a social life and endless temptations of the night. But experts offer some tips:
Test Tube Babies’: Not so long ago
October 23, 2006 in print edition on D1
“American Experience” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) examines a bioethical struggle from another generation with clear parallels to today’s stem-cell research controversy.
Charting the stars
Local astrologer forecasts fate of famous couples
October 23, 2006 in print edition on D1
The stars can tell a lot about the stars. That’s the premise of a new blog by Lawrence astrologer Krista Goering. She’s using a pair of astrological systems, along with her knowledge of psychology, to examine the relationships of celebrities.
Case supported
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
To the editor: During a recent press conference (as reported in the Oct. 17 Journal-World), attorney general candidate Paul Morrison was accused of mishandling the David Harmon murder trial so he could spend more time on his campaign.
Abu Ghraib lessons lost
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B9
President Bush has signed into law Congress’ latest attempt to clarify our country’s position on proper treatment of detainees and the boundaries of legitimate interrogation techniques.
Logo loco
What is so sacrosanct about a plain and simple block-letter Wisconsin “W”?
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
What is it about collegiate logos and symbols that make them sacred to some, particularly those officials so motivated by profit? The University of Wisconsin is one of those schools and apparently has a soul mate in Kansas University.
World may learn from U.S. failures in Iraq
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
The bloody chaos of Iraq under U.S. occupation is shaking Western governments into sobering reassessments of that conflict and of war itself. More urgently, some of these governments have launched tightly held contingency planning for the consequences of a possible American failure in Iraq.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 23, 1906: “The largest beet ever seen in this office, 13 pounds, was brought in by Lee Flory yesterday.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
The Lawrence United Fund drive hit $97,000, surpassing the quota of $96,730. It marked the first time since the drive was inaugurated in 1956 that it had reached its goal before Dec. 1.
3-year-old wanders away; father arrested
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B10
A 3-year-old boy who disappeared from his uncle’s trailer in Tulsa County was found safe about two miles away and is now in state custody and his father was arrested after deputies found what they believe to be a methamphetamine lab in the trailer where the two were living.
Horoscopes
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B6
For Monday, Oct. 23
So far, Republicans winning war of words
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B8
The first time I was called a member of the “media elite,” I was driving a 10-year-old minivan with close to 200,000 miles on it. I was many things. Elite wasn’t one of them.
Rec calendar
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C8
Make the most of it, Phil says
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C3
As I write this, the World Poker Tour (WPT) rolled on through the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The $10,000 buy-in poker tournament began on Monday and ended on Friday.
SI writer Davis says Kansas No. 1
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C1
Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis, who watched Kansas University’s basketball team work out twice last week, is convinced of one thing: The Jayhawks are tops in the land.
On the record
October 23, 2006 in print edition on B2
Rogers masterful; Tigers even Series with 3-1 win
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C1
Now you see it. Now you don’t. Whatever was on Kenny Rogers’ hand, even after he washed it off, the St. Louis Cardinals barely hit him.
Gangs target French police
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
On a routine call, three unwitting police officers fell into a trap. A car darted out to block their path, and dozens of hooded youths surged out of the darkness to attack them with stones, bats and tear gas before fleeing. One officer was hospitalized.
Panama Canal to expand
Voters approve major overhaul
October 23, 2006 in print edition on A6
Voters overwhelmingly approved the largest modernization plan in the 92-year history of the Panama Canal on Sunday, backing a multi-billion dollar expansion that will allow the world’s largest ships to squeeze through the shortcut between the seas.
Bush, Kansas soccer surge past Raiders
October 23, 2006 in print edition on C1
Jessica Bush is doing it all for the Kansas University soccer squad heading down the homestretch of the regular season.