Archive for Monday, July 9, 2007

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On the street
Should the Lawrence City Commission approve the proposal to raise swimming fees for kids to $4?

Poll results

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Total 295

Lead stories

10:00 a.m.
Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison points out the charges that have been filed against Wichita doctor George Tiller during a news conference in Topeka. Morrison filed 19 misdemeanor charges Thursday against Tiller, a high-profile abortion provider, alleging the doctor had an improper financial relationship with a consulting physician on late-term procedures. Anti-abortion advocates seek more Tiller charges
July 9, 2007 in print edition on 5A
Regardless of the outcome of the 19 misdemeanor charges filed against Dr. George Tiller, Attorney General Paul Morrison says his investigation is closed.
1:00 p.m.
Kathy Grissum, who lives south of Baldwin City, feeds some of the horses that she has taken in after they were rescued from a Douglas County residence. Grissum took in eight horses after the Lawrence Humane Society received reports of neglect. Hero rides to the rescue of horses suffering neglect
July 9, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Baldwin City resident Kathy Grissum has come to the rescue of eight starving horses in Douglas County.
3:43 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about the 2008 city budget with City Manager Dave Corliss
July 9, 2007
City Manager Dave Corliss proposed his 2008 budget for City Hall on Friday. It includes a 1-mill property tax increase, and a hike in pool fees to $4 a visit, while preserving the T from any budget cuts. He'll take your questions.
11:00 p.m.
Jim George, Lawrence, swears in a defendant in small-claims court
at the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St. The
dollar amount for small-claims cases in Kansas was increased from
$1,800 to $4,000. George tended court on Thursday.
Higher court fines advised
July 9, 2007 in print edition on 1A
As the old saying goes, crime doesn’t pay - but it does produce revenue for the city. It may begin producing even more as Lawrence City Commissioners tonight consider raising several Municipal Court fees and creating a few new ones. “We feel like the fee increase is justified,” said Toni Wheeler, who oversees Municipal Court operations as the city’s director of Legal Services.

All stories

Midwest leads U.S. in volunteering
July 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
The spirit of volunteerism is thriving in the heartland, but not so much on the coasts.
Instant gratification
Not every lesson you learn in school, including lessons on nutrition, is going to have an instant impact.
July 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
Various studies apparently are showing that the $1 billion the federal government is spending on nutrition education isn’t working.
Events calendar
July 9, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence.
Rec calendar
July 9, 2007 in print edition on B5
Pump patrol
July 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Australian sprinter tumbles to victory
In the spirit of Armstrong, McEwen crashes but wins Tour stage
July 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lance Armstrong knew a thing or two about bouncing back from a crash to win a Tour de France stage.
July 9, 2007 in print edition on B9
For Monday, July 9
Lawrence Datebook
July 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
On the record
July 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence crime blotter.