Archive for Monday, August 6, 2007

Also from August 6

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
A child's hope
Does wrapping food in a fast-food container make it taste better to you?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 5
Are you going to the Vinland Fair this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 216

Lead stories

5:00 a.m.
Linda Davis has dealt with the difficulties of Parkinson's disease for the past 11 years. Davis, of Lawrence, has undergone recent surgeries that placed pacemaker-like devices that emit electrical stimulation into her brain. Surgery helps block Parkinson’s effects
August 5, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A flip through Linda Davis’ checkbook gives a glimpse of her recent ups and downs with Parkinson’s disease. Starting in May, Davis underwent a series of four surgeries - two of them in her brain - in hopes of delaying the progression of Parkinson’s.
10:00 a.m.
Online chat
Chat about the Kansas GOP's "loyalty committee" with executive director Christian Morgan
August 6, 2007
Burned by several high-profile party switchers, the Kansas Republican Party has formed a loyalty committee to make sure Republican officials toe the GOP line. Under a change made to the state Republican Party's constitution, officials who hold party positions could be stripped of their party titles if they are found to be helping a Democrat get elected. "There are times where the party needs to unite under just one banner," Kansas Republican Party executive director Christian Morgan said.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about concealed carry with Journal-World reporter Chad Lawhorn
August 6, 2007
To report about the process of getting a concealed gun permit, Journal-World reporter Chad Lawhorn bought a gun. Now he's going through the permit class. He'll take your questions about his gun experiences.
4:00 p.m.
A Honduran girl doesn't let her lollipop get in the way of a big smile in her classroom in Ciudad España, a city of about 10,000 people. A child’s hope
August 6, 2007 in print edition on 1C
That was the impression I had again this summer when I spent a week in Honduras. The children there like bubbles, stickers and coloring books. They tease each other and visitors. And, of course, they play soccer - any place, any time.
10:00 p.m.
Ann Peuser, owner of Clinton Parkway Nursery, 4900 Clinton Parkway, waters a bed of annuals Monday afternoon. The city commission is scheduled to approve a 5 percent rate hike for water usage Tuesday evening... Higher water, sewage rates to increase revenue stream
August 7, 2007
It is about more than just your taxes. When city commissioners meet tonight to finalize the 2008 budget, they’ll also be increasing several fees that Lawrence residents must pay. Monthly sewer bills are expected to increase by about 6 percent, water bills by about 5 percent and trash collection fees by about 4 percent.

All stories

Sharing the wealth?
Oil firms’ buybacks of shares pump up criticism
August 6, 2007 in print edition on B9
The oil business rarely has been so good. Crude prices closed at a new high last week, and gasoline-refining profits are more than double what they were a few years ago.
Husband doubts talking study
August 6, 2007 in print edition on A9
A flawed study of 400 college students claims that men are just as chatty as women.
Cars, bridge played role for survivors
August 6, 2007 in print edition on A1
It’s hard to imagine anyone surviving a six-story drop into the Mississippi River.
Events calendar
August 6, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence.
Lawrence Datebook
August 6, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.