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What do you think the hiring of a new city manager will mean for Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
The real direction comes from the City Commission.
 
47%
The city will be able to concentrate on growing in a sound manner.
 
45%
No opinion.
 
6%
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6Sports video: Firebirds cruise to 38-8 win over O-North
September 29, 2006
Four up, four down and next up for Bob Lisher’s Free State High football team - Olathe North tonight at the Olathe District Activities Center.
School district to “MAP” students’ progress
September 29, 2006
This year the Lawrence school district begins a new testing program called “MAP,” or, Measures of Academic Progress.
6News Now for September 29
September 29, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, police complete investigation in fatal shooting, David Corliss is the new city manager, and Day 3 of the HIV trial.
Press release on fire investigation
September 29, 2006
Investigation complete on 1205 New Jersey fire: Chief briefing set for 4pm today
Investigators: Fatal fire cause “undetermined”
Press conference planned for 4 p.m.
September 29, 2006
Press conference planned for 4 p.m.
Police identify officer who shot woman
Ten-year veteran was responsible
September 29, 2006
Ten-year veteran was responsible
City of Lawrence news release: Mayor announces city manager selection
September 29, 2006
City of Lawrence statement on the selection of David Corliss as city manager.
Temperatures warming up for weekend
Dry conditions continue
September 29, 2006
You’ll probably need a jacket this morning. But warm and dry weather is moving in to the Lawrence area for the next few days, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meterologist.
Heights blanks Free State soccer, 2-0
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C7
Shawnee Heights shut out the Free State soccer squad, 2-0, Thursday.
Free State 5th; LHS 9th
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C7
Free State High seniors Julia Guard and Leigh Luina did not get off to the start they wanted Thursday at the Sunflower League girls tennis tournament.
Police: Owens case an accident
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C6
Police closed the Terrell Owens case Thursday, calling it nothing more than an “accidental overdose.” The 911 call that started it all was released, too, revealing little beyond what was already known: that T.O. swallowed “too many pills.”
Army’s resurgence feel-good story of ‘06
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C6
West Point faces certain disadvantages on the football field compared to other Division 1-A football programs.
Cards’ lead shrinks
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C4
Now the Cardinals’ NL Central lead is down to a half-game.
Bell’s growth cancerous, but he’s OK
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C4
A surgically removed growth behind Royals manager Buddy Bell’s left tonsil was cancerous, his doctor said Thursday.
K.C. loses No. 100
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C4
Brad Radke, as steady as anyone in the Minnesota clubhouse, fought tears and was forced to turn away when talking about his return to the mound became too tough.
Week 5 area capsules
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C3
Baldwin ready for red-hot Louisburg
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C3
Baldwin High’s football game against Louisburg tonight could be the Bulldogs’ make-or-break game of the year.
Unbeaten Firebirds to face O-North
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C3
After putting up 360 rushing yards and 215 passing yards against Olathe South last week, it’s easy to say the Free State football team has a balanced offensive attack.
Injuries slow resurgent LHS
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C3
Back-to-back wins have boosted Lawrence High football’s bottom line. But how good are the Lions?
Kahne not out of Nextel race yet
Driver needs strong effort at Kansas Speedway, admits he’s ‘long ways from winning championship’
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C2
After further review, Kasey Kahne figures he still has a shot at the championship. But he knows it’s a long shot.
Green remains sidelined
K.C. quarterback won’t play in next two games
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C2
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green says the concussion that left him unconscious on Sept. 10 will keep him sidelined at least until after the Chiefs’ Oct. 8 game against Arizona.
LHS soccer falls to Topeka, 1-0
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C1
The beleaguered Lawrence High soccer offense showed marked improvement but could not take advantage of its scoring opportunities, falling 1-0 to Topeka High at the YSI complex Thursday night.
Mayer: Health a key concern
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C1
Some bookies are calling Nebraska a three-touchdown favorite over Kansas in football Saturday. The KU team has differing intentions, hoping to triumph at Lincoln for the first time since 1968.
Bets off for buddies
Hinrich, Collison won’t wager on preseason match
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C1
Former Kansas University roommates Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison won’t be placing a friendly wager on the Oct. 15 Chicago Bulls-Seattle Super Sonics NBA exhibition in Allen Fieldhouse.
Webb steps up at corner
True frosh rebounds from bad first play
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C1
In all honesty, Kansas University assistant football coach Earnest Collins kind of liked that Anthony Webb’s first play in his first start last week didn’t go so well.
Auburn survives scare
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C5
Kenny Irons ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns in his return to South Carolina, and No. 2 Auburn knocked away a last-chance pass to keep its unbeaten season alive with a 24-17 victory over the Gamecocks on Thursday night.
On the record
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B2
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C5
Quarterback update: Kansas University coach Mark Mangino did not disclose who would play quarterback at Nebraska during his weekly radio show Thursday, though he did answer a question on whether Adam Barmann and Kerry Meier may rotate in and out throughout the game.
Lawrence Datebook
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B2
Ex-commander named interim prime minister
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
Surayud Chulanont, a former army commander and a close adviser to Thailand’s powerful monarch, has been chosen as the country’s interim prime minister, the auditor general said Thursday night.
Fuel price drop may mean lower heating bills
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
After years of relentlessly rising heating bills, homeowners are likely to find some relief this winter. Supplies are plentiful, and prices are falling for natural gas, heating oil and propane.
Female space tourist returns to Earth
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
The capsule carrying a female space tourist landed today on the Kazakh steppe after a bone-jarring journey from the international space station.
NATO plan would shift control of U.S. troops
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
A plan approved Thursday to extend NATO’s military control across all of Afghanistan would put as many as 12,000 American troops under foreign battlefield command, a number that U.S. officials said could be the most since World War II.
Washington, D.C. House OKs wiretap law
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
The House approved a bill Thursday that would grant legal status to President Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program with new restrictions.
Al-Qaida in Iraq leader seeks nuclear scientists to join group
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
Al-Qaida in Iraq’s leader, in a chilling audiotape released Thursday, called for nuclear scientists to join his group’s holy war and urged insurgents to kidnap Westerners so they could be traded for a blind Egyptian sheik who is serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison.
Study links weight gain, health risks in childbirth
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
Women who gain as little as 7 pounds between pregnancies can put themselves and their babies at medical risk, even if they don’t become overweight, suggests a provocative study of thousands of women.
Youth flown to hospital after fall from horse
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B3
A juvenile, injured in an apparent fall from a horse, was flown by a helicopter ambulance to a Kansas City area hospital Thursday evening from U.S. Highway 59, emergency dispatchers said.
HP execs deny blame at hearing
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A3
Hewlett-Packard Co.’s current and former board leaders readily agreed Thursday with outraged lawmakers that the storied Silicon Valley company had behaved horribly in trying to ferret out boardroom leaks.
Police investigate pit bull attack on boy
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B3
Lansing Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon incident in which a dog attacked a 4-year-old boy outside an apartment building.
Blues and Barbecue returning for third year
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B3
Those looking to sample the new barbecue restaurant in town and listen to some blues music should visit downtown Baldwin on Saturday night.
Two more cases of crypto confirmed
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B3
The diseases are pesky, and new cases are still cropping up. Area health experts warn residents to wash their hands and follow other advice to stay healthy.
Phill Kline’s responses to reporters’ questions
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A7
Here is the interchange between Atty. Gen. Phill Kline and reporters about the case involving the 21-year-old Topeka man charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
Allmendinger saves season, mulls future
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C6
After losing his ride in June, A.J Allmendinger has pulled his career off the scrap heap with four Champ Car series victories for his new team.
Burton sets sights on title
Driver ends winless skid, takes over lead for Chase
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C6
Even with his drought over and a spot on top of the points standings for the first time since 1999, Jeff Burton’s sleepless nights likely won’t end.
Kyle Busch’s Chase ended
Crash, blown engine halted driver’s quest
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C7
No matter what happens the rest of the season, Kyle Busch always will have New York. And that’s probably it.
People in the news
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ New De Niro role: co-star in mayor’s trans fats debate ¢ Baby, wedding in the works
A forgotten war recalled
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A2
Boxer Oscar de la Hoya hosts “The Mexican-American War” (7 p.m., History). Combining interviews, archival illustrations and dramatic re-creations, “War” offers a detailed and often surprising account of the bloody conflict.
Scans reveal Mona Lisa secrets
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A2
Maybe they should call it the “Mama Lisa.” Researchers studying 3-D images of the “Mona Lisa” say she was probably either pregnant or had just given birth when she sat for Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century masterpiece. The clue was something she wore.
Homeowners want no trash left behind
High schoolers not deemed best of neighbors
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A1
Dan Rolf wants to be a nice guy about all the high school students who linger on his corner before classes and during their lunch hour.
Senate approves Bush’s terrorism detainee bill
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A1
The Senate on Thursday endorsed President Bush’s plans to prosecute and interrogate terror suspects, all but sealing congressional approval for legislation that Republicans intend to use on the campaign trail to assert their toughness on terrorism.
Kline says inquisition helped in arrest
Abortion clinic says record in case wasn’t among those sought
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A1
Controversy over Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s pursuit of abortion records in a secret inquisition reignited Thursday.
Pastel classes offered by Lawrence artist
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D4
Lawrence artist Barbara Solberg will give two classes in pastels - the favorite medium of Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt - this month at her studio.
Patent leather accessories jazz up simpler clothes
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D4
One of the shining stars of the fall fashion season is patent leather.
Kline rebuked for civil rights comparisons
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B4
A black legislator is publicly rebuking Atty. Gen. Phill Kline for comments comparing a top staffer’s past participation in anti-abortion protests to activities of civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Microsoft’s Zune aims to dethrone iPod player
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D2
Microsoft Corp. has vowed to put considerable money and effort behind its bid to dethrone Apple Computer Inc.’s market-leading iPod, but it won’t be using price as a weapon.
Area bands unite to avert Darfur violence
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D1
The United Nations has called it the worst humanitarian crisis on earth. A four-year tribal conflict within the Darfur region in the African country of Sudan has left at least 400,000 people dead. An estimated 500 people are killed there each day.
Stolen soccer nets returned, along with note and money
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A1
They’re back. Just as mysteriously as they disappeared, the nets cut from the soccer goal posts earlier this week at the Youth Sports Complex showed up early Thursday morning stuffed in a garbage bag on the front lawn of Pat Lindeman, equipment coordinator for Kaw Valley Soccer Assn.
Stocks higher after Dow surpasses record close
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Dow Jones industrial average reached a milestone Thursday in Wall Street’s nearly seven-year recovery from corporate upheaval, economic recession and terrorism, briefly trading above its record high close of 11,722.98 set Jan. 14, 2000.
Judge delays Abramoff prison sentence start
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A6
A judge agreed Thursday to again put off prison for disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a former business partner, but the delays were shorter than what lawyers on both sides sought.
Judge allows extension of surveillance program
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A6
The federal judge who struck down President Bush’s warrantless surveillance program turned aside a government request for an indefinite stay Thursday but said the government could have a week to appeal.
Company involved in E. coli outbreak announces new safety steps
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A6
A produce processing company at the center of the E. coli outbreak in spinach that has sickened at least 183 people, killing one, is starting to test a sample from each lot of greens it packages, hoping to prevent future outbreaks, the company’s chief executive officer said Thursday.
Family Music Jam open to public
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
No musical skills are required for an event tonight that gives aspiring young musicians a chance to make music with others.
Alliance to sponsor Pinckney walking tour
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
A walking tour of the historic Pinckney neighborhood will be sponsored Sunday by the Lawrence Preservation Alliance.
Humane Society to put on benefit
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence Humane Society will put on its 12th annual Pawsible Dream Benefit Auction at 6 p.m. today at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
Grandparents raising grandchildren find moral support in growing trend
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
It’s 8:15 a.m. In the next 15 minutes, 5-year-old Victoria Newman will finish breakfast with her grandmother, practice a little skateboarding and shoot some hoops with her grandfather.
Wildlife biologists test birds for flu
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
As birds begin their annual migration south, state and federal inspectors will be walking into marshes and ponds throughout Kansas to try and find any trace of the avian flu.
Police: Colo. school attacker sexually assaulted hostages
Sheriff stands by decision to attempt rescue and overtake gunman
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A4
The gunman who killed a student and committed suicide during a high school standoff methodically selected six girls as hostages - apparently favoring blondes - and sexually assaulted at least some of them, authorities and witnesses said Thursday.
Ventria to grow into Junction City
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D8
A California company is set to unveil plans this morning for a production center in Junction City that eventually could have as many as 75 employees.
Couple to open Terrabonne shop
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D8
Downtown Catering is reopening next month under new owners and a new name.
Commodities
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D8
Putting out the welcome mat
Fall Showcase of Homes opens this weekend
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D8
Area home builders are lining up to show off 46 of their nicest homes, townhomes, condos and sites poised for future projects, stretching from Lawrence to De Soto, Baldwin, Eudora and a rural area just northwest of Lawrence.
Second home usually tax-deductible
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D8
Q: We are thinking of buying a small condominium for use as a second home. Would we be able to write off all of the mortgage-interest payments on the condo, just as we do the interest payments on the mortgage for our primary home?
Attorney general cuts ribbon on lab expansion at KBI office
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B8
A long-awaited renovation to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation office in Great Bend has officially begun.
School grants
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: All it seems to take to get a cash grant from the Kansas State Department of Education is a conspiratorial wink, a nervous smile and a suggestion of ambiguous interest in charter schools. No wonder the educational needs in Kansas are underfunded.
Funding source
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I am writing in support of professor Mike Hoeflich’s opinion with regard to the need of the plagiarism software, “Turnitin,” to curb student cheating at Kansas University (Journal-World, Sept. 27).
Police response
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: It was with the deepest sadness that I read of the shooting of a suicidal person by Lawrence police officers. This is the second time in our not too distant past that a desperate parent has reached out for help to the Lawrence Police regarding concerns over their adult child’s suicidal thoughts only to have their child shot to death by the police.
Lessons from tragic child abuse case
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B7
The case of two small girls in Wichita who may have been tortured, beaten and inhumanely punished over a 10-month period is horrendous. Few of us can understand anyone responsible for their care committing such acts. Yet we are once again reminded that these tragic events occur.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 29, 1906: “Three more local families have been put in diphtheria quarantine today, five cases in one family. This makes a total of 46 cases, most of which are still in quarantine.
Homecoming week festivities to fill KU students’ calendars
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
Kansas University students had better get their rest tonight. Homecoming festivities begin Saturday.
Our aging
Many communities are behind in preparing for the needs of the aging baby boom generation.
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B6
A study released this week tells us that less than half of American communities have begun preparing to deal with the needs of their elderly citizens, whose ranks will swell sharply as baby boomers age.
Bin Laden finger-pointing a waste of time
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B6
The most important Sept. 11 news story of the week did not involve Bill Clinton.
Public campaign financing deserves ax
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B6
Unalloyed good news is rare, so rejoice: The foremost achievement of the political speech regulators - aka campaign finance “reformers” - is collapsing. Taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns, which was in parlous condition in 2004, will die in 2008.
Dirty gold
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: According to the “No Dirty Gold” campaign, the production of a single gold wedding ring generates 20 tons of mine waste on average. This waste contains toxic materials, which often pollute nearby water sources and compromise the environment of local communities that may have had no say in the opening of the mine.
Jump and sweep
Harrison’s serves lift Firebirds
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C1
You can typically find Kelsey Harrison at a familiar spot on the volleyball court. The senior outside hitter is usually close to the net, leaping up and pounding kills past the opposition.
Expert: Drugs made HIV transmission unlikely
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B1
Even though he was HIV-positive, his drug-treatment regimen helped make the risk of spreading the disease through unprotected sex “immeasurably small.”
Looney tunes
Fireworks ensemble’s ‘Cartoon’ celebrates golden age of Warner Bros. animation
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D1
Brian Coughlin grew up in a household where his parents restricted television viewing. But among the shows he was allowed to watch were Saturday morning cartoons.
Wichita pastors end popular call-in radio show, citing financial difficulties
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B4
Wichita pastors Terry Fox and Joe Wright have canceled their national weekly call-in show, saying they could no longer afford to keep it on the air.
Guardian’ drags on like slow boat ride to Alaska
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D3
First rule about Coast Guard rescue flicks set in Alaska: They should not last longer than the average time it takes to get to Alaska from, say, anywhere in the Lower 48.
Horoscopes
September 29, 2006 in print edition on B8
For Friday, Sept. 29
City commissioners interviewed two other finalists for the city manager’s job:
September 29, 2006 in print edition on A7
City commissioners interviewed two other finalists for the city manager’s job:
Nextel Cup Chase for the Cup driver capsules
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C7
The 10 drivers competing in NASCAR’s Chase for the Nextel Cup championship, in order of points:
Auto racing week at a glance
September 29, 2006 in print edition on C6
Corliss is named Lawrence’s new city manager
Leader has worked for Lawrence since 1990
12:00 a.m., September 29, 2006 Updated 09:10 a.m. in print edition on A1
Lawrence City Commission, which was determined to chart a new direction, stays at home with the pick.
Cancer survivor to share personal stories
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D4
Jennifer Kinard Johnson, a 1994 Baker University graduate and co-author of “Nordie’s at Noon,” will speak about her experiences with breast cancer at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Rice Auditorium on the Baker campus.
Star of ‘Scoundrels’ needs more schooling
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D4
Hollywood is an impatient place. When it finds a promising young actor, its instinct is to thrust him into full-scale stardom before he outgrows youthful roles.
Not so wild at heart
Idaho native draws on state’s too-comfortable critters to bring ‘Open Season’ to life
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D4
It wasn’t the awe-inspiring Idaho landscape or Idaho’s famous potatoes that motivated Boisean Steve Moore to come up with the story for a movie. Instead, he found his inspiration for the new film “Open Season” from the critters living outside of towns like Ketchum and McCall.
Comedy on target in ‘Open Season’
September 29, 2006 in print edition on D2
“Open Season” is a rambunctious blast. It’s Sony Pictures Animation’s first full-length feature film, and no effort was spared getting it right.