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Congress will hear a report on Iraq progress next month. What should happen after that?

Poll results

Response Percent
The U.S. should fully withdraw
The surge should continue
There should be a partial drawdown of troops
Total 220

Lead stories

3:37 a.m.
Pfc. Colin Pearcy, left, of Rockton, Ill., and Sgt. Juan Guzman, of Los Angeles, paratroopers with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, provide security while their platoon conducts a patrol in Azamiyah, a primarily Sunni Muslim neighborhood in north Baghdad. Kansas representatives see need for change
August 23, 2007 in print edition on 7A
President Bush on Wednesday renewed his call for keeping U.S. forces in Iraq, but Lawrence’s congressional delegation said something has to change. After a news conference on a proposed teacher tax deduction, U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Kan., said the surge of troops in Iraq cannot logistically be sustained.
9:00 a.m.
The field at Haskell Stadium is mowed Tuesday. The stadium is home to not only the Haskell football team but also to Lawrence High and Free State High schools football teams. Free State opens its season Friday with a game at Haskell Stadium against Olathe South. School district, Haskell evaluate options for football field
August 23, 2007 in print edition on 3A
With three football teams sharing the same field each fall, Haskell Stadium’s playing surface can take a beating. “We’re held hostage by the rain,” said Ted Juneau, a consultant at Haskell Indian Nations University. “If there’s a major rain event, during or right before a game, then obviously the field is not going to be in very good shape.”
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about campus safety with KU Police Chief Ralph Oliver
August 23, 2007
Ralph Oliver, Kansas University's director of public safety, will take questions about campus safety and security issues.
2:30 p.m.
Ian Hrabe, Kansas University junior and Lawrence Public Library employee, re-shelves books Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the library, 707 Vt. City Commission candidates disagree on whether and how the city should move forward with plans for a new library. Commission casts fresh eye on library expansion
12:07 p.m., August 23, 2007 Updated 1:16 p.m.
At a study session with the library’s board of trustees, commissioners said they would direct staff members to prepare a detailed report - or a “decision tree” - on what steps would need to be taken to undertake an expansion and put the question to voters in a citywide election.
10:00 p.m.
Kurt Nesbitt and his dog, Pocha, rest Thursday by the Kansas River near Burcham Park. Plans for a sculpture park near where Nesbitt was sitting have been put on hold after some people expressed concerns that it would damage wildlife habitat. Nesbitt, who is an artist and who has walked the river trail since he was 8, said he would support such a sculpture park. Sculpture trail plan on hold
August 24, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Call it a bump in the road or, more accurately, the trail. Plans for a new Burcham Park trail that would be lined with unique sculptures are on hold after some residents were concerned the project would too dramatically disrupt the natural area along the Kansas River. “We’re just people who believe nature should be left alone,” said Alison Roepe, a Lawrence resident who lives near the wooded area of Burcham Park, Second and Indiana streets.

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August 23, 2007 in print edition on B7
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