Archive for Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Also from July 3

On the street
Is the city ban on fireworks being obeyed in your neighborhood?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 445

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Nicole Crawford, front left, and Aubri Osburn, 14, walk across a railing on the U.S. Highway 59 bridge over the Marais Des Cygnes River in Ottawa. The floodgates remained closed Monday, protecting downtown Ottawa from floodwaters that flowed over the roadway. New flooding raises memories of ‘51 disaster
July 2, 2007 in print edition on 5A
Record-breaking rainfall over the past several days has chased thousands of Kansans to higher ground, swamped towns and left many remembering the 1951 flood that has been called the state’s worst disaster. “I saw the ‘51 flood but it was not this bad,” said Kay Vogler, 70, of Ottawa as she watched water rush over the U.S. Highway 59 bridge, while floodgates kept it from nearby downtown businesses.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital President and CEO Gene Meyer Hospital ratings aim to empower consumers
July 3, 2007 in print edition on 1A
There are blue book values for cars and for vacations - and a host of consumer guides for everything from wine to cell phones. But when it comes to finding the kind of care a patient will receive at a hospital and how much it will cost, some people - including the president of the United States - say there just isn’t enough data.
1:59 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about hospital quality with Gene Meyer, president and CEO of LMH
July 3, 2007
The federal government recently released an online database rating hospitals across the nation. Gene Meyer, president and CEO of LMH, will take questions about his hospital's performance.
5:00 p.m.
Zhen Chen, 11, reads a book in the Teen Zone at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Chen has read all six of the "Harry Potter" books and is eager to read the seventh and final book in the series. Chen has other series he will continue reading after Potter, including the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. Life after Harry
July 3, 2007 in print edition on 1C
When “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” hits shelves July 21, it will represent the end to one of the most successful and beloved fantasy book series ever. With this seventh - and final - entry being released in J.K. Rowling’s saga of a headstrong wizard, young readers aren’t the only ones who will be on a quest for more magic.

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Lawrence Datebook
July 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.