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Polls
What do you think of the Census Bureau's decision to add 9,000 people to the Douglas County population?

Poll results

Response Percent
Good — we really are growing that fast.
 
62%
Bad — we’re not really growing that fast.
 
19%
No opinion.
 
18%
Total 83
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City set to decide Wal-Mart fate
Reporter Chad Lawhorn live blogs the hearing at City Hall
03:29 p.m., October 24, 2006 Updated 10:33 p.m.
City Hall reporter Chad Lawhorn live blogs the hearing at City Hall.
Manhunt on Connecticut Street
Police take at least one person into custody
10:37 a.m., October 24, 2006 Updated 11:58 a.m.
Lawrence police arrested three men this morning following a short car chase and neighborhood search just east of downtown.
NFL briefs
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
Seahawks: Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will miss at least three weeks because of a strained ligament in his right knee, coach Mike Holmgren confirmed Monday.
Disaster’ befalls Dallas
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
The New York Giants had their way with Drew Bledsoe so much that he got benched at halftime. Tony Romo’s promotion thrilled Dallas Cowboys fans - until he threw an interception on his first snap.
Sutton plans KU visit
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C3
Dominique Sutton, a 6-4 guard from Durham, N.C., who visited Kansas State two weeks ago, says he’ll visit Kansas University this weekend, followed by a trip to Illinois.
Trail-building project to increase bird habitat
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
Kansas StreamLink and the Corps of Engineers need volunteers to assist with a trail building project at Clinton Lake from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday or Nov. 3-4.
On the record
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
Play KU, get Big 12 honor
Baylor quarterback Bell continues trend
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C5
It’s like any wise investment - if you’re making bets as to who will win the Big 12 Conference offensive football player-of-the-week award, just look at the increasingly obvious trend.
Ryun campaign tells new story about Foley link
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B4
Rep. Jim Ryun and disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley were neighbors on D Street in Washington, and Ryun and his campaign have told different stories about how close the two congressmen were.
Land donated for civil rights museum
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
The Coca-Cola Co. announced Monday it is donating $10 million worth of prime downtown land to the city to develop a civil rights museum in the hometown of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mine blast kills one; five others escape
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
An explosion in a coal mine killed a miner Monday, but five others escaped, authorities said.
Two plead guilty in Coke conspiracy
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two men each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy for plotting to steal trade secrets from Coca-Cola Co. and trying to sell them to archrival PepsiCo Inc.
Family identifies amnesia victim
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
A man with amnesia who had been searching for his identity for more than a month was finally recognized by family and friends in Washington state when he appeared on a television news report asking for help.
NASA chief to decide soon on Hubble repairs
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
The fate of what some scientists dub “the people’s telescope” is again up in the air as NASA decides soon whether to squeeze in a last astronaut repair mission to extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Veggies touted as brain food
Study finds consumption of greens slow mental decline
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Add five years of memory to the list of reasons vegetables are good for you.
Ryun ads criticize Boyda on immigration
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B4
Republican Rep. Jim Ryun has started running television ads here and elsewhere in the state’s 2nd District, painting his Democratic challenger, Nancy Boyda, as favoring amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants already in the United States.
State seeks comment on new electric plants
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B3
State environmental officials will conduct three public hearings, including one in Lawrence, on the proposed permit for three 700-megawatt coal-fired electric plants in Holcomb.
Young men bring home bloody roadkill
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B3
Lawrence Police responded about 3:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of “suspicious subjects” at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Apple Lane. When they arrived, they found blood on the steps leading to an apartment.
Bondsman suspended in Douglas County
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B3
A local bondsman has been suspended indefinitely from writing bonds in Douglas County, based in part on the mistaken arrest of a Lawrence man this summer.
People in the news
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ No-show for deposition ¢ In her own words ¢ Snipes staying put ¢ Snoop Dogg faces charges over weapon at airport
In 5 years, iPod has become pop icon
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
Five years ago Monday, Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPod, the company’s most important product since the original Macintosh and one of the most successful consumer electronics products ever.
Mikel Ruder and Emily Renfro
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C6
Mikel Ruder contributed a team-high 11 tackles, including one for a loss vs. LHS. Emily Renfro had a flair for the dramatic, delivering the final points in the first and third games to secure a win over Free State and birth in the state toruney.
Free State, SM West share league title
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C6
The Free State High football team will have to settle for sharing the Sunflower League title during its first-ever finish atop the standings.
Tittrington: Lions need to regroup
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C6
In a perfect world, I’d like to see the Lawrence High-Free State football game take place in Week 9, on the final Friday of the regular season.
Injuries taking toll on Eckstein
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C4
David Eckstein, the shortstop with the infectious go-go attitude, the “pulse” of the St. Louis Cardinals, needs a tuneup.
Robertson used to being overlooked
Detroit’s ‘middle child’ to start tonight opposite Cardinals ace Carpenter
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C4
Chris Carpenter is the undisputed ace of the St. Louis staff, the NL’s reigning Cy Young Award winner and the center of the Cardinals’ hopes to win Game 3 of the World Series.
Ratings for opener record low
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C4
Television ratings for the World Series hit a record low for the opener, then rebounded for Game 2.
Story lines surprisingly plentiful
From controversy to strategy, this Series has it all
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C4
Pitching to Albert Pujols, chasing Christy Mathewson, and Smudgegate. Hey, this ain’t so bad!
Dirt’ dispute lingers
La Russa dismisses Rogers’ explanation
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C4
Tony La Russa kept talking about Kenny Rogers, his words from the interview room booming all around Busch Stadium, courtesy of the PA system. One by one, the Detroit Tigers stopped their workout to listen.
A team without borders
Foreign players bring diversity to Seabury Academy soccer program
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
The Seabury Academy boys soccer squad is more than a simple Kansas Class 1A team. The Seahawks are quite the worldly bunch. From players such as Otavio Gollo, Simon Thompson and Aaron Chung, to coach Gunar Harmon, the team goes far beyond a group of Kansans - let alone Americans.
Welbourn back in blocking mode
Suspended tackle will practice with Chiefs on Wednesday
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
Twice-suspended offensive lineman John Welbourn will begin practicing with Kansas City on Wednesday after sitting out six games for violating the NFL drug policy.
Woodling: Collapses not a new problem
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
What goes around, you’ll often hear coaches say, comes around. In other words, if something unfortunate happens, the scales will eventually balance through a stroke of good fortune.
Mason alienates Gophers’ few fans
Minnesota coach should have known better than to call out loyal students
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C2
During the second quarter of Saturday’s game at the Metrodome, Tim Seivert repeatedly put his hands to his stocking-capped head and shouted, “Are you serious?”
Former punter surrenders to police
Cozad faces attempted murder charge for attack on teammate
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C2
A former Northern Colorado backup punter charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of his rival surrendered to authorities Monday.
Presidential election forced into runoff
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
Bulgaria’s pro-Western president was forced into a runoff with a maverick ultranationalist who has fiercely criticized his efforts to lead the former communist country into the European Union, election results showed Monday.
Bus fire leaves at least 18 dead
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
Mechanical problems triggered a fire that raced through a bus in Panama’s capital on Monday, killing at least 18 people, injuring 25 and sending passengers jumping from the flaming vehicle, police said.
Iranian expansion of nuclear program cited
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
Iran is expanding its uranium enrichment program even as the U.N. Security Council focuses on possible sanctions for its defiance of a demand to give up the activity and ease fears it seeks nuclear weapons, diplomats said Monday.
Detainee treatment follows U.S. ‘example’
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
Several governments around the world have tried to rebut criticism of how they handle detainees by claiming they are only following the U.S. example in the war on terror, the U.N. anti-torture chief said Monday.
Israel’s prime minister allies with hard-liner
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in a bid for political survival, struck an alliance Monday with a hard-liner who has called for stripping Israeli Arabs of citizenship, executing lawmakers for talking to Hamas and bombing Palestinian population centers.
Riot mars anniversary of Hungarian uprising
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters who later hijacked two unarmed tanks in violence that marred the 50th anniversary of Hungary’s uprising against Soviet rule.
Iraqi army stands aside as militia turns on fellow Shiites
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A6
Militiamen loyal to an anti-American cleric re-emerged Monday in the southern city of Amarah, hunting down and killing four policemen from a rival militia in a brutal Shiite-on-Shiite settling of scores.
Baldwin girl bitten when petting dog
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
A 7-year-old Baldwin girl was hospitalized after being bitten on the face and arm by a dog at the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin, Baldwin Police Chief Mike McKenna said.
Commissioners hope to finalize bridge plans
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Douglas County commissioners sent one more letter to Jefferson County on Monday in an attempt to finalize plans for repairing the Kansas River bridge at Lecompton.
Lecompton man charged in car chase
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
A 21-year-old Lecompton man has been charged with aggravated battery in connection with a vehicle chase Sunday in Lecompton that ended in a collision. Casey Ray Pollard, 21, Lecompton, was formally charged Monday in District Court.
Former NBC News president to speak at Dole Institute
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Journalists are great at covering a political horse race or explaining things once they’ve happened, but in these days of information overload, they need to do more, according to Neal Shapiro.
New elementary report cards to contain more, better assessments
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Everybody likes to bring home those A’s and B’s on their report cards. But a new style of report card is coming out next month for Lawrence elementary students that goes far beyond the old-style letter grades. How extensive is it?
Group provides ‘slice of Italy’ for students
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Each week they gather in the lamp-lit lounge in the back of Aimee’s Coffee House on Massachusetts Street.
Consultant favors bus system merger
Joining city, KU fleets won’t lead to immediate route expansion
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B1
Money is what makes the wheels on the bus go round and round.
Kansas Board of Tax Appeals member resigns
Tom Slack criticized for potential conflicts of interest
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
A controversial member of the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals has resigned. In a letter to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Tom Slack said he would step down at the end of the year from the post he held since the governor appointed him in 2003.
New Kline ad called a ‘jaw dropper’
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
In a move Democrat Paul Morrison calls “desperate and sleazy,” Republican Phill Kline’s latest television ad in the attorney general’s race highlights unproven, 15-year-old sexual harassment allegations against Morrison.
Revised estimate provides sudden jump in population
County had questioned previous data
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A1
Douglas County still is growing after all, according to a revised population estimate just issued by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Lawrence expat making grade with debate book
October 24, 2006 in print edition on D1
Let me declare my bias up front: Joe Miller is a good friend of mine. He was, in fact, the first friend I made in Lawrence.
Most prized disguise
Journal-World Angle members scour scrapbooks for their most memorable Halloween costumes
October 24, 2006 in print edition on D1
Half - or maybe most - of the fun of Halloween is choosing a costume. Emulating a favorite celebrity or ensuring that you’ve got a one-of-a-kind outfit takes time, planning and sometimes a little sewing assistance from mom.
Offering a family vacation may placate teens pining for Padre
October 24, 2006 in print edition on D1
Dr. Wes: Every year someone asks us to write about spring break. It’s usually a teen wanting tips on how to get parents to approve a trip with friends to Padre or a parent worrying about such a request.
Poll: GOP losing independent voters
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A7
Two weeks before midterm elections, Republicans are losing the battle for independent voters, who now strongly favor Democrats on Iraq and other major issues facing the country and overwhelmingly prefer to see them take over the House in November, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Hastert chief of staff testifies in page probe
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A7
The House ethics committee questioned Speaker Dennis Hastert’s top aide for more than six hours Monday, as investigators tried to determine whether Hastert’s office knew at least three years ago of Rep. Mark Foley’s come-ons to male pages.
Dramatic change not in store for Iraq policy
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A7
Under election-year pressure to change course in Iraq, the Bush administration said Monday there are no plans for dramatic shifts in policy or for ultimatums to Baghdad to force progress.
First Serve Tennis hires instructor
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C8
First Serve Tennis announces the hiring of Adam Ritchie as director of beginner and intermediate tennis.
Jersey Mike’s Subs to open Wednesday
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C8
Jersey Mike’s Subs is scheduled to open its first Lawrence store Wednesday at 1601 W. 23rd St.
Ford posts $5.8B loss for quarter
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A5
Ford Motor Co.’s blue oval continued to bleed red ink in the third quarter, with the company posting a $5.8 billion loss Monday due to sagging North American sales and huge costs associated with a massive restructuring plan.
TherapyWorks adds three to staff
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C8
TherapyWorks announces three additions to its clinical staff in Lawrence:
Tools can help you find best health plan
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C8
As much as many consumers hate shopping for cars, that’s nothing compared with trying to price out a medical procedure or a routine visit to the doctor.
Frightfully popular
Retailers report surge in Halloween spending
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C8
Americans plan to spend $4.96 billion through Oct. 31 for Halloween fare, up more than 50 percent from $3.29 billion a year ago, according to a survey conducted for the National Retail Federation.
After brief absence, pageant to return to small-town home
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B8
After a one-year absence caused by upheaval in the national program, the Kansas Junior Miss program is returning to this Republic County town, where it had been staged for 44 years.c
Book captures Disney genius
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
In the introduction to his magnificent biography of Walt Disney, author Neal Gabler writes, “More than any other American artist (Walt Disney) defined the terms of wish fulfillment and demonstrated on a grand scale to his fellow Americans, and ultimately to the entire world, how one could be empowered by fantasy - how one could learn, in effect, to live within one’s own illusions and even to transform the world into those illusions.”
Commodities
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C8
Disappointed fan
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: What a disappointment the Bulls/Sonics exhibition basketball game was.
Why wait?
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Even if Kansas University football doesn’t win any more games, a hula hoop for Mark Mangino would guarantee a trip for him to the Hula Bowl. They wouldn’t let the team go, but Mark’s going would be better than nothing.
Season a travesty
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: This Kansas University football season has become a travesty. Early on, we were led to believe that the Jayhawks had reloaded on defense and a new, great offense was going to return them to being competitive.
Just cause
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I am filled with disgust that 6,300 troops are given a pass on going into Iraq because of excessive debt (an AP story by Thomas Watkins in Friday’s Journal-World, page 7A) when the military is forcing reserve troops to extend service or are being called back for another tour.
Bands slighted
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: This is probably a silly thing to be bothered by, but Saturday our two public high schools had nearly 350 students that marched in the Kansas University Heart of America Band Festival. They marched in the rain and the cold.
Be careful!
In some respects, there is no real place to hide from crime and violence.
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
The popular television series, “Hill Street Blues,” always had the briefing officer for a day’s law enforcement shift breaking up the session with a reminder: “Let’s be careful out there!”
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 24, 1906: “Registration books for the election will close in two days with only about 1,200 registered.
Rush at ground zero comes back to haunt NYC
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A5
As the city agency overseeing the removal of the World Trade Center rubble was wrapping up its work in 2002, several officials handling the painstaking recovery of human remains warned that things were moving too fast.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
Doc Severinsen, noted trumpet player and band leader for Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” on television, drew a capacity crowd to the Lawrence Opera House for a concert with his band.
Tax break for college athletics hard to justify
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B6
Before Miami police quelled the recent riot involving more than 100 University of Miami and Florida International University football players in the Orange Bowl, fighting erupted among fans in the stands.
Horoscopes
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, Oct. 24
Lawrence Datebook
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
Candidates disagree on changes to high court
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B4
Republican gubernatorial challenger Jim Barnett says he wants to see a change in how Kansas Supreme Court justices are appointed, but Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she favors the current system.
Striking workers approve contract at Bombardier plant
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B2
Striking workers at Bombardier Aerospace’s Learjet plant in Wichita narrowly accepted a contract offer Monday, ending a 22-day work stoppage.
Former Enron CEO Skilling given 24 years in prison
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A3
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was ordered Monday to serve 24 years and four months in prison, the harshest punishment by far in Enron’s scandalous collapse and one that capped a string of tough sentences for top executives in corruption cases.
Dustin Schiller
Baldwin junior pumped about soccer success
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C6
Last fall, Dustin Schiller found himself in an unlikely two-way scenario at Baldwin High.
No sweat for Slim Shady
Arthur already turning heads
October 24, 2006 in print edition on C1
Have you ever heard of a workout so physically challenging that it makes you want to rip your clothes off?
Bravo for funny ladies
October 24, 2006 in print edition on A2
With “Runway” ratings now in its rearview mirror, Bravo announces “Funny Girls,” a three-week festival of stand-up from female comics. Tonight’s offering, “Joan Rivers: Before Melissa Pulls the Plug” (9 p.m., Bravo), reminds viewers that Joan Rivers has been making fun of her looks, her femininity and her age for years.
Kindness always understood
October 24, 2006 in print edition on B7
I was misunderstood growing up and have often been misunderstood since, but then so is everyone else. People are busy, and you can’t expect them to drop everything and try to understand you.