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What was the biggest factor in Tuesday's city election results?

Poll results

Response Percent
Business climate
 
52%
Rampant growth
 
12%
Wal-Mart lawsuit
 
11%
Other
 
11%
Domestic partnership registry
 
7%
Environmental concerns
 
2%
Library expansion
 
2%
Total 127
Who is your favorite candidate today?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mike Dever
 
26%
Rob Chestnut
 
17%
Jake Davis
 
16%
Dennis ‘Boog’ Highberger
 
14%
Carey Maynard-Moody
 
8%
James Bush
 
6%
David Schauner
 
5%
Sam Fields
 
1%
Michael Limburg
 
1%
Total 501
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Season ends for Cardinals with 52-56 loss
February 27, 2007
One game in the 4A boys sub-state bracket featured Eudora hosting Bishop Ward.
East Lawrence cars damaged from suspected BB gun
February 27, 2007
At least two cars are damaged overnight in an east Lawrence neighborhood and Lawrence police suspect someone firing a BB gun is to blame.
Chesnut lands No. 2 spot with more than 4,600 votes
February 27, 2007
In at No. 2 with more than 4,600 votes is 45-year-old Rob Chesnut, the chief financial officer at Allen Press.
Local students test bridge-building skills
February 27, 2007
Students at West Elementary School in Eudora put their bridge building skills to the test this afternoon as part of the school’s engineering extravaganza.
Lawrence man found guilty for 2005 fight
February 27, 2007
A jury finds a Lawrence man guilty of injuring his neighbor during a September 2005 fight.
Low voter turn-out helps give timely results
February 27, 2007
Tonight as in past primaries, voters did not flock to the polls as turnout was 15 percent.
Negotiations turn heated in KU Med merger
February 27, 2007
Heated negotiations are going on this week in a proposed deal to stat sending some KU medical faculty and students to work at a hospital across the state line in Kansas City, Mo.
Other 3 candidates must make up ground
February 27, 2007
Three candidates have some ground to make up over the next month, leading up to the general election.
Man escapes vehicular homicide charges
February 27, 2007
A 20-year-old man involved in a fatal car crash earlier this month near Basehor will not face vehicular homicide charges.
Area towns host city, school board races
February 27, 2007
Voters in Tonganoxie, Basehor and Linwood turned out to vote in several city and school board races.
Lawrence business man Dever grabs top vote totals
February 27, 2007
The leading vote getter is Mike Dever, an owner of a Lawrence-based environment consulting firm, with nearly 5,000 votes.
Basehor-Linwood girls down Piper to advance
February 27, 2007
Waiting in the wings for the winning Tonganoxie Chieftians is the winner of the Basehor-Linwood and Piper match-up.
LHS boys ready for sub-state as No. 1 seed
February 27, 2007
6A sub-state tournaments get underway tomorrow for the prep boys and in the east Kansas bracket, the top seed belongs to Lawrence High.
Incumbent Highberger rounds off top three vote-getters
February 27, 2007
In the third spot is incumbent city commissioner Boog Highberger who earned more than 3,600 votes.
Lady Chieftains pummel De Soto, 59-24
February 27, 2007
Last season Liz Baska had to watch from the bench as her Tonganoxie Chieftains fell in the sub-state final to Sumner Academy, but tonight a healthy Baska and her top seeded T-towners took their home floor for step one on the road back to Salina.
No. 6 Eudora girls upset third-ranked Bishop Ward
February 27, 2007
In the same bracket as Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood is the 6th-seeded Lady Cardinals of Eudora who took on Bishop Ward.
KU men leave Norman with ugly win
February 27, 2007
It wasn’t easy, but it was a win. Last night in Norman, Kansas improved to 13-2 in Big 12 Conference play by beating Oklahoma 67-65.
KU fair features innovative ideas, products
February 27, 2007
More than 20 companies featuring KU faculty and graduates showcase their most innovative ideas and products today at an entrepreneurship fair.
Voters strike ballot to spark change
February 27, 2007
Today’s primary is meant to cut down the number of candidates but the number of voters may be down as well.
Primary election brings out the voters
February 27, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, voters winnow field of city commission candidates, and merger talks between KU Med and Kansas City-area hospitals.
Turnout remains light in Douglas County voting
Problems reported in Baldwin City
09:55 a.m., February 27, 2007 Updated 04:34 p.m.
Down in Baldwin City, election workers ran into early morning complications with the voting machines. The computer cards that go in the voting machines had been inadvertently switched at two locations, said County Clerk Jamie Shew, who drove to Baldwin City and corrected the problem at around 8:30 a.m.
Extra Minutes: Kansas 67, Oklahoma 65
February 27, 2007
Tying up loose ends from KU’s two-point win Monday night at Oklahoma, which turned out to be the Jayhawks’ first really close contest in quite some time. KU’s freshman duo of Darrell Arthur and Sherron Collins went scoreless, but Julian Wright in the paint and Mario Chalmers at the free throw line helped KU pull out its final regular season road game after letting a 17-point lead go.
Students dissect hospital design
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University professor Gregory Thomas noticed some things were wrong last year when he visited his 87-year-old father at a Wichita hospital.
Sooner faithful cheer ex-coach
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C5
Former Oklahoma University coach Kelvin Sampson not only left the Sooners in favor of Indiana, he left Oklahoma on probation for making excessive phone calls to recruits.
Jayhawks clinging to first place
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University men’s golf team stands at the top of the leaderboard after the first day of play at the All-American.
Baseball briefs
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
News from around the league.
Gardner still has luck on his side
Olympian wrestler, who lost toe to frostbite, survives small plane crash into Lake Powell
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
Scrambling out of a downed, waterlogged airplane, swimming to shore through an icy cold lake, spending the night exposed in the freezing, desert chill, then walking away with little more than bumps and bruises and the urgent need of a nice, warm bed.
Garlic doesn’t lower cholesterol but may still have benefits
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
Garlic doesn’t do much for the breath and it stinks for lowering cholesterol. That’s the conclusion of the most rigorous, head-to-head study of raw garlic and popular garlic supplements, despite promoters’ claims to the contrary.
Clinton campaign sizes up Gore
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
Al Gore doesn’t seem to be watching his weight these days, but Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s people certainly are. Some members of Clinton’s team, concerned that the global warming warrior might jump into the 2008 race despite his denials, have been monitoring the former vice president’s girth. A svelte Gore is a presidential Gore, they reason.
Lawrence Datebook
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B2
Endorsement from Sebelius must wait until ‘08
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B4
Democratic presidential candidates hoping to get an endorsement from Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will have to wait until next year.
Payday lenders starting ad campaign
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
The Community Financial Services Association of America, the national trade association for payday lenders, is planning to spend $10 million for an advertising campaign that it says is intended to educate people on how to use payday loans wisely.
Go vote
People who care about Lawrence need to show it by voting in today’s primary election.
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
Two years ago, only 16 percent of Lawrence voters went to the polls to vote in the primary election for Lawrence City Commission.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
Schools in Pakistan help promote peace
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
Sometimes the acts of one individual can illuminate how to confront a foreign-policy dilemma more clearly than the prattle of politicians.
Boyda role
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Last November’s election sent a message that voters are fed up with the corrupt practice of “earmarks” - representatives shoveling money around the country with no debate, knowledge or accountability.
State may take custody of overweight boy
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
Connor McCreaddie might need to shed some pounds if he wants to stay with his mother.
Iranians denounce harsh rhetoric on nuclear program
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced a new round of sharp criticism at home Monday after he said Iran’s nuclear program is an unstoppable train without brakes. Reformers and conservatives said such tough talk only inflames the West as it considers further sanctions.
Food inspections down from three years ago
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A5
The federal agency that’s been front and center in warning the public about tainted spinach and contaminated peanut butter is conducting just half the food safety inspections it did three years ago.
Baldwin High teacher arrested second time
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B3
A Baldwin High School teacher was arrested Sunday in connection with a domestic battery incident.
Republican candidates moving to middle
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
It is too early to make definitive statements about 2008, but the evidence points to a change in the tone, if not the substance, of the Republican message.
Bird-flu vaccine less effective than thought
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A7
Good thing that avian flu thing hasn’t blown up like we feared.
Golf USA to open drive for used clubs
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
Golf USA, Lawrence, is collecting used golf clubs and golf balls to be sent to military troops overseas.
4 die in apartment complex fire
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two children and two women were killed early Monday in a fire at an apartment complex in suburban Detroit.
Anti-inflammatory drugs may cause heart attacks
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A5
Doctors treating people for chronic pain should avoid using all medications - at least at first - the American Heart Association advised Monday in guidelines designed to have a significant impact on the use of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs.
Respect choice
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I find it poignant that the 1952 team had to be introduced unexpectedly on Feb. 17 because of fears that a single individual would get jeered. The fact that coach Dean Smith is considered an “enemy” by many Kansas University fans is gravely unpleasant, obviously stemming from coach Roy Williams’ decision that it was in his best interest and more importantly his family’s that he return to the University of North Carolina.
End of an era for deli
Mass. Street restaurant closes after 34 years
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
Bob Schumm watched casual-dining competition heat up and consumer spending cool down.
Treasury worker gets prison time for stealing
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
A former Treasury Department employee was sentenced to nine months in federal prison Monday for stealing more than $67,000 in uncut sheets of $100 bills that he tried to launder through casino slot machines.
Look to future
Kansas voters must maintain their focus on stabilizing the Kansas State Board of Education.
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
State school board member Janet Waugh is a Democrat and was speaking to a group of Democrats on Saturday, but her message also should be heeded by Republicans here and across the state.
Prime minister replaced by union candidate
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
Guinea’s president named a new prime minister Monday from a list approved by union leaders, replacing an ally whose appointment sparked protests that have killed scores of people in recent weeks.
Forever’ stamps would lick postal rate increases
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
Say goodbye to those pesky 1- and 2-cent stamps that used to clutter up desks and purses every time the price of mailing a letter went up.
Will quiz show make the grade?
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A2
Hosted by the genial Jeff Foxworthy, “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” (8:30 p.m., Fox) pits adult contestants against a panel of grade-school students to determine just how much grown-ups have forgotten since they turned 11.
Officials tout Carnival success
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
The economic impact of the 2007 Carnival season was strong, if not quite up to the levels it reached before Hurricane Katrina, city officials said Monday.
Allen Press hires publishing manager
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
Allen Press Inc., a Lawrence-based provider of printing and publishing services, has named Mike Joseph as its new publishing services manager, responsible for services provided to professional and scientific societies for the company’s 31 publications.
Gunmen storm jail, kill potential witnesses
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
The mafia appears to be alive and well in Guatemala.
People in the news
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Helen Mirren may have tea with the queen, palace says ¢ Bobby Brown to remain in jail until child support is paid ¢ Rapper Ludacris thanks fans for support after father’s death
Kansas women’s golf squad finishes seventh
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University women’s golf team finished seventh Monday at the Chrysler Challenge with a final score of 967.
Horoscopes
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B5
Junior high evacuated for fire in restroom
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
Central Junior High School was evacuated during the noon hour Monday when a fire was discovered in a first-floor girls’ bathroom.
Wolfe’s Landscape employees certified
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
Two employees of Wolfe’s Landscape & Irrigation Inc., Lawrence, recently received certification by state regulators.
Man kills family so they wouldn’t be a burden
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
An 81-year-old man killed his wife and disabled adult children before fatally shooting himself because he was ill and worried the family might become a burden to others, police said Monday.
Commodities
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C8
Baldwin survives Tonganoxie rally
Bulldogs advance in 4A sub-state tourney; Perry-Lecompton, De Soto boys eliminated
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
Blake Wieden led three scorers in double figures, and the third-seeded Baldwin High boys basketball team rallied after blowing its own 15-point lead to earn a 70-62 victory Monday night against sixth-seeded Tonganoxie in the opening round of Class 4A sub-state tournament play in the Tonganoxie bracket.
5 Western governors agree to cut emissions
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
Five Western governors agreed Monday on a plan to cut their states’ emissions of gases linked to global warming and to establish a regional carbon trading system, though they stopped short of saying how drastically they will seek to reduce greenhouse gases.
MCAC coaches honor six Haskell hoopsters
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
Ben Carrywater and Wacy Weeks of Haskell Indian Nations University earned berths on the All-Midland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball team as chosen by MCAC coaches.
Federer best more than rest
Swiss star passes Connors, claims first-round win at Dubai
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
Roger Federer struggled to a first-round victory at the Dubai Open on Monday, the day he broke Jimmy Connors’ streak of consecutive weeks at No. 1.
Grant boosts research to help heart patients
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
Two Kansas University Medical Center professors have received a $3.3 million grant to study preventive measures for patients who have suffered heart failure, KU announced Monday.
Cabinet approves draft oil law
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Iraqi Cabinet approved a draft law Monday to manage the country’s vast oil industry and distribute its wealth among the population - a major breakthrough in U.S. efforts to press the country’s Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish groups to reach agreements to achieve stability.
Favre has ankle surgery
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
Packers quarterback Brett Favre had minor ankle surgery Monday and is expected to recover in time for offseason workouts.
Ohio State claims top spot; Kansas third
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
Ohio State took over the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll Monday, the first time the Buckeyes have held the top ranking since 1962, when they were led by Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek and on a run of three straight Final Fours.
City seeks input on future building projects
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B3
Lawrence residents have until Friday to turn in ideas for major building, road and other capital projects that they want city commissioners to fund in coming years.
Scared speechless
Public speaking doesn’t have to be so terrifying
February 27, 2007 in print edition on D1
They are three strapping men in mid-career - a salesman, a real estate broker and an officer in the military. All are at ease around a table in a casual setting, but put them behind a lectern or in front of a crowd, and their breathing quickens.
Test your citizenship IQ
February 27, 2007 in print edition on D1
St. Louis Cardinals baseball star Albert Pujols, a native of the Dominican Republic, became a U.S. citizen this month after passing a test. How would you do on a citizenship test? Here are 10 questions from a list of those commonly asked. Pujols scored 100 percent on his citizenship test. See if you can do as well.
Brownback lavishes attention on S.C.
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B4
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback said Monday he is calling every Republican he can in a key county before a presidential straw poll to be held later in the week.
Q & A with Elizabeth Baska
Chieftains junior seeks state reprieve
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C6
Tonganoxie High junior Elizabeth Baska does a little bit of everything on the basketball floor for the Chieftains. Standing 5-foot-9, she’s a rare interchangeable part who is equally comfortable playing the point or in the post, just as likely to pull down an important rebound as dish a meaningful assist.
City staff to discuss waterline project
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B3
City staff members will give details Thursday morning on a summer project that will tear up a chunk of downtown Lawrence to replace a 100-year-old waterline.
Vandals damage Virgin Mary statue
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence police are investigating a report that someone caused $100 in damage by breaking off the head of a Virgin Mary statue in the front yard of a residence in the 800 block of Michigan Street.
KU’s Mosley ailing after elbow to face
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
Shaquina Mosley may not be able to play in Kansas University’s regular-season women’s basketball finale Thursday night at Missouri.
Where’s Toto?
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Near the end of the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz,” the cast is mesmerized by the wizard’s pyrotechnics. Toto, on the other hand, is slowly pulling back the curtain exposing the fraud. Would Dorothy have made it home without that clever dog?
Merger of Eudora fire, medical services supported
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B4
Placing Eudora Emergency Medical Services under management of Eudora’s fire department on Monday officially gained support from the Douglas County Commission.
Wake-up call
Jayhawks slip past Sooners
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
It was time for a reality check for Kansas University’s basketball team Monday night in Noble Center. The Jayhawks, who vaulted to No. 3 in the polls earlier in the day as reward for piling up six consecutive victories by an average of 28.8 points, blew a 17-point lead before regaining their composure in a 67-65 victory over Oklahoma, a team that now has dropped five straight games.
Kansas regulators OK sale of Aquila electric utilities
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B8
Kansas regulators have signed off on Aquila Inc.’s plan to sell its electric utilities in the state for $249 million, the company announced Monday afternoon.
Kansas basketball notebook
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C5
Saturday’s game against Texas will be Kansas University’s home finale. Normally that means it’s Senior Day. Not this year.
Lunch partners mean a lot
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B7
February is the season of small sorrows when everyone feels middle-aged even if you are 16, but there are cures for this. One is skating and another is the convivial lunch.
After shooting delay, trial opens
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
A trial got under way Monday morning in the case of a man accused of attacking his neighbor - a case that was delayed when the victim was shot in what authorities said was an apparent attempt to end the legal proceedings.
District takes tough stand on bullying
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
A clear message came out of Lawrence’s school board meeting Monday night considering bullying: It won’t be tolerated.
New cell phone tower raises some concerns
Residents criticize notification process
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B1
Bob Stuart wasn’t happy last week when he saw a cell phone tower being erected near Interstate 70 and Kasold Drive.
Bill could put limits on book choices
House proposal targets ‘obscene’ material in schools
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
A Lawrence English teacher said Monday that proposed legislation to reduce protections for teachers from obscenity laws could result in students missing out on important literature.
Big 12 coaches stump for seeds
KU, A&M should vie for top spots, or Texas could play way into picture
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
With two teams in the top seven and a leading candidate for national player of the year, Big 12 coaches figure one of those coveted and prestigious No. 1 NCAA Tournament seeds should also be in their future.
Self: Rush ‘has to step up’
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C4
Now is not the time of year for Brandon Rush to get tentative. He knows it. His coach knows it. His teammates know it.
Orange stun No. 9 Hoyas
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C3
It took Syracuse less than four minutes to build a strong case for postseason consideration.
Polls open to voters, but will they come?
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B4
Get out the chopping block. Lawrence voters today will head to the polls to cut the number of Lawrence City Commission candidates from nine to six.
Bomb narrowly misses Iraqi vice president
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
He came to praise workers who believe better days are ahead for Iraq. Then he watched helplessly as some lay mortally wounded and others staggered about in agony and disbelief.
Victim of unwanted touching should make discomfort clear
February 27, 2007 in print edition on D1
Double Take: Advice for teens & parents with Dr. Wes Crenshaw & John Murray.
Narcissism rising in college students
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A5
Today’s college students are more narcissistic and self-centered than their predecessors, according to a comprehensive new study by five psychologists who worry the trend could be harmful to personal relationships and American society.
Presidential primary panel appointed
Group to study best possible dates for statewide vote
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B4
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rudy Giuliani and other presidential hopefuls tromping through the Kansas snow? It could happen.
Experts question documentary’s claims
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Academy Award-winning director behind “Titanic” and “The Terminator” is attempting to challenge fundamental tenets of Christianity by suggesting that Jesus may have been a father whose body was buried far from the Jerusalem tomb where believers say he rose from the dead.
Cheney: Stymie al-Qaida border crossings
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
Vice President Dick Cheney made a surprise visit Monday to Pakistan to bluntly tell President Pervez Musharraf that his forces must markedly heighten their efforts to track down al-Qaida militants crossing the border into Afghanistan.
Free State girls chalk up two firsts
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Free State High girls basketball team achieved two program milestones courtesy of Friday night’s 57-48 victory against crosstown rival Lawrence High.
Chavez decrees takeover of foreign oil
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Hugo Chavez ordered by decree Monday the takeover of oil projects run by foreign oil companies in Venezuela’s Orinoco River region.
City athletes of the week
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C6
On the record
February 27, 2007 in print edition on B2
Keegan: Collins reverts, learns
February 27, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Kansas University basketball team slipped back into its B.S. days Monday night inside the Lloyd Noble Center, as in Before Sherron.
Jury finishes 4th day without verdict
Juror dismissed in Libby trial
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A3
After the judge dismissed one of its members, the jury finished a fourth day of deliberations Monday without a verdict in the perjury trial of former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby.
Polls open for primary decisions
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
Voters are expected to be greeted by clear skies and seasonably cool weather for today’s Lawrence City Commission primary. Three of the nine commission candidates will be culled in preparation for the April 3 general election.
Flu bug’s on the loose
South-side schools bear brunt of seasonal sickness
February 27, 2007 in print edition on A1
It might start with a single student getting the flu, running a temperature of 104 degrees. “Then bang, bang, bang - we had about four or five cases all at once,” said Vivian Caughey, a school nurse for South Junior High and Broken Arrow schools near 27th and Louisiana streets.