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Should City Hall raise court costs for offenses other than traffic and parking tickets?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
59%
No
 
38%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 201
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Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
10:00 a.m.
John Augusto, who works at Alvin's Wine & Spirits, 905 Iowa, tells stories Thursday night about different situations that occur while working at a liquor store. Alvin's has a security policy that at least two employees must be in the store at all times. Graveyard shift has unique job perils
July 10, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The doorbell rings, ushering in another customer. At this time of night, it could be anyone. Lawrence residents who work nights so that others can buy a late-night six-pack, fill up a tank of gas or check into a motel take their chances, but it’s a risk they say they’re willing to take. Just two weeks ago, two Lawrence Kwik Shops, a Walgreens drug store and the International House of Pancakes all were robbed.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about speeding tickets and road safety with Lawrence Police Sgts. Randy Roberts and Paul Fellers
July 10, 2007
Lawrence Police Sgts. Randy Roberts and Paul Fellers will take your questions about speeding and traffic safety.
3:02 p.m.
Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern speaks to the media on the scene of a fatal accident. Two men fell to their deaths Tuesday morning from a communications tower, visible in background, in rural Douglas County. McGovern said the men were working on the 1,000-foot tower when they fell from a bucket one-half to three-quarters of the way up the structure. Two men confirmed killed in fall from tower in rural Douglas County
9:50 a.m., July 10, 2007 Updated 3:24 p.m.
Sheriff Ken McGovern said the two men, contractors for a Topeka company that owns the tower, fell between 500 and 800 feet from the 1,000-foot tower.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence's Joe Gatti, left, Dan Hughes, center, and Mike McBride pose at the top of the Col de la Forclaz, one of several epic Tour de France climbs they conquered last summer. Been there, done that
July 10, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Dan Hughes long has been a big fan of the Tour de France, so it’s not uncommon to find him glued to the tube when the grand bicycle race rolls around every July. But when the Tour hits stage nine a week from today, expect Hughes to be positively rapt.
10:00 p.m.
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals - a promising startup company that could launch Lawrence onto the bioscience industry's big stage - has nixed plans to expand at the East Hills Business Park, shown here in this file photo, following community outcry over how the city approved a package of economic development incentives for the startup company. Local drug company receives $6M boost
July 10, 2007 in print edition on 1A
This is the story about the one that didn’t get away. Lawrence economic development leaders on Tuesday were praising actions by the Kansas Bioscience Authority to provide $6 million in funding to prevent the start-up drug development company Deciphera Pharmaceuticals from leaving Lawrence.

All stories

6News video: Two men dead after falling from communication tower
July 10, 2007
Two men are dead after falling several hundred feet off a communications tower southeast of Lawrence.
6News video: Pearl Harbor vet gets overdue recognition
July 10, 2007
It’s long overdue, but a veteran of the attack on Pearl Harbor got some recognition today.
6News video: Female campers learn possibilities in engineering field
July 10, 2007
Who says engineering is only for boys. Forty high school girls from across the U.S. are spending the week at KU learning about the different fields of engineering and the career opportunities.
6News video: Bus tour makes stop in Lawrence, visits universities
July 10, 2007
A cross-country bus tour makes a pit stop in Lawrence today.
6News video: KU Hospital nearing opening day
July 10, 2007
The yellow tape is still up and workers continue to wear hard hats, but Kansas University Hospital is fast approaching the Aug. 6 opening day for its new outpatient cancer center.
6News video: Bio-science leaders offer funds to keep company in town
July 10, 2007
State bio-science leaders finalize a deal to keep a Lawrence-based pharmaceuticals company in town.
6Sports video: KU volleyball camp draws local players
July 10, 2007
KU head volleyball coach Ray Bechard’s final session of summer skills camp is underway.
6News video: Accident sends motorcyclist to hospital
July 10, 2007
A man riding a motorcycle is life-flighted this morning after crashing his vehicle in northern Lawrence.
6Sports video: Chalmers, Collins prepare for national team tryout
July 10, 2007
One was named the co-Big 12 Defensive player of the year, the other was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie team. Together the KU guards Mario Chalmers and Sherron Collins will try to earn spots on the U.S.A. Pan American games team later this month.
6News video: Smith’s accused killer charged with capital murder
July 10, 2007
The man accused of abducting and killing an Overland Park teenager could face the death penalty.
6News video: Flood victims get go-ahead to return to homes
July 10, 2007
People who live in Coffeyville are finally getting a look at the damage caused to their town by recent flooding.
6News video: Kansas Hwy. 10 scheduled for improvements
July 10, 2007
Come this winter, drivers on Kansas Highway 10 will notice a few improvements.
Local drug company receives $6M boost
Kansas Bioscience Authority funds Deciphera Pharmaceuticals to help keep it in Lawrence
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
This is the story about the one that didn’t get away. Lawrence economic development leaders on Tuesday were praising actions by the Kansas Bioscience Authority to provide $6 million in funding to prevent the start-up drug development company Deciphera Pharmaceuticals from leaving Lawrence.
KU finalizes non-conference men’s hoops slate
July 10, 2007
The Kansas University Athletic Department on Tuesday released a finalized version of the 2007-08 men’s basketball non-conference schedule, featuring 12 home dates plus a pair of exhibition games in Allen Fieldhouse.
6News Now: Fatalities in accidental fall from tower
July 10, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, two men die after a fall from a communications tower, and details on a visit to Lawrence from Congressman Jerry Moran.
Bioscience Authority approves $6 million to keep Deciphera in Lawrence
Deciphera currently has 26 employees, who work on efforts to develop new cancer drugs
July 10, 2007
Deciphera currently has 26 employees, who work on efforts to develop new cancer drugs. The company will move to a vacant East Hills building along Kansas Highway 10 that was built by economic development leaders several years ago in an effort to attract new businesses to town.
Suspect in teen’s death charged with capital murder
Edwin Hall, 26, of Olathe, was also charged with rape and sodomy - counts that were necessary under Kansas law for 18-year-old Kelsey Smith’s slaying to be considered a capital crime.
July 10, 2007
Edwin Hall, 26, of Olathe, was also charged with rape and sodomy - counts that were necessary under Kansas law for 18-year-old Kelsey Smith’s slaying to be considered a capital crime. Hall already had been charged with kidnapping and killing Smith, but Kline changed the first-degree murder count to capital murder.
Motorcyclist injured in accident
Man taken to Kansas City area hosptial
July 10, 2007
A 29-year-old man was taken by air ambulance to a Kansas City area hospital after a motorcyle accident about 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Moran in Lawrence, says Iraqis ‘not pulling the load’
But the congressman from Hays said that overall support from Congress for the war will be determined in September
July 10, 2007
But the congressman from Hays said that overall support from Congress for the war will be determined in September when U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, commander of Multi-National Forces in Iraq, reports on the progress of President Bush’s troop-surge strategy.
Two men confirmed killed in fall from tower in rural Douglas County
Pair were working on equipment installation for Kansas City television station
09:50 a.m., July 10, 2007 Updated 03:24 p.m.
Sheriff Ken McGovern said the two men, contractors for a Topeka company that owns the tower, fell between 500 and 800 feet from the 1,000-foot tower.
People in the news
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Miss New Jersey: Nothing illegal in blackmail photos¢ Bonham Carter relishes sadistic sorceress role¢ Beyonce visits two injured by fireworks at concert¢ Lavigne denies ‘Girlfriend’ is rip-off of ‘70s song
Truckers urged to shape up
Companies, regulators aim to boost drivers’ health
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
Truck drivers - the people who deliver our food, cars and clothing - have one of the most dangerous jobs in America - accounting for nearly 15 percent of U.S. work-related deaths. And that’s only counting the accidents.
Clear strategy needed to curb Turkish threat
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
The relative stability and prosperity of Iraqi Kurdistan provide the only bright spots of redemption for President Bush in the bloody anarchy that Iraq has become under a mismanaged occupation. Permanently securing the Kurdish minority from Baghdad’s genocidal impulses and acts would constitute a historic accomplishment.
Troops storm Pakistan mosque
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
Government troops stormed the compound of Islamabad’s Red Mosque before dawn today, prompting a fierce firefight with militants accused of holding about 150 hostages inside, officials said. At least 40 rebels and three soldiers were killed.
Grand old books teach children about America
July 10, 2007 in print edition on C2
Looking to add a dose of U.S. history into your child’s bedtime reading? A handful of new books explore America’s real and fictional past:
Quick U.S. pullout worries leaders
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A8
Iraqi leaders warned Monday the country could collapse if American troops leave too quickly as pressure mounts in Washington to draw down U.S. combat forces. More threats to Iraqi stability could be looming to the north with Turkish forces gathering in a possible prelude to a cross-border attack against Kurdish rebels.
Haren steps into spotlight
Oakland ace to start opposite Padres’ Peavy
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B4
Dan Haren has always lacked the luster of his big-name teammates, quietly putting up big numbers and impressing opposing hitters.
Logic governing ‘five-second rule’ not so hard to swallow
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
Last month, scientists at Clemson University in South Carolina determined that applying the five-second rule to dropped food will not prevent the food from gathering bacteria.
Wichita theme park shuts after 2 months
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
Blaming the poor weather for attendance woes, Wild West World filed for bankruptcy just two months after the $30 million destination theme park opened in suburban Wichita.
It adds up
Housing is just one aspect of making Lawrence an affordable community in which to live.
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
The problem of providing “affordable housing” has been a perennial topic of discussion for local officials. As part of that discussion city commissioners should remember that housing is only aspect of Lawrence’s cost of living.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
Patrons of Lawrence School District 497 were due to pay a staggering tax rate increase for the coming academic year under the terms of the 1967-68 budget.
Magical munchies
It’s not hard to whip up some Potter-style foods with our helpful recipes
July 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Whether it’s traditional British food or ghastly good grub, Harry Potter and his friends eat a lot in the book series by J.K. Rowling.
Horoscopes
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B8
For Tuesday, July 10
Peoples Bank collecting funds for flood relief
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
In response to flooding and weather-related devastation in Miami County, Peoples Bank locations in northeast Kansas are collecting monetary donations to support relief efforts.
Army misses second monthly recruiting goal
July 10, 2007
The Army failed to meet its recruiting goal in June, raising concern that the unpopular Iraq war and strong economy could wreak even more havoc on enlistments. Army officials acknowledged Monday that the service missed its recruiting target for the second month in a row but would not provide exact numbers.
Readers asked to submit Harry Potter predictions
July 10, 2007 in print edition on C2
Are you excited for the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?” The Lawrence Journal-World is gearing up for coverage of the final Harry Potter book, and we want to know your predictions.
China renews focus on food, drug safety
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
China must step up its fight against shoddy food and drugs and the corrupt officials who have let them flourish, or it faces social unrest and a further tarnished image abroad, senior party and regulatory officials said.
Report: Iraq government hasn’t met benchmarks
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A8
A progress report on Iraq will conclude that the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad has not met any of its targets for political, economic and other reform, speeding the Bush administration’s reckoning on what to do next, a U.S. official said Monday.
Hurricane center chief removed from post
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
The director of the National Hurricane Center went on leave Monday, government officials said, four days after many of the center’s employees called for his removal because of his comments about an aging weather satellite.
Canada to increase Arctic military presence
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
Canada announced plans Monday to increase its Arctic military presence in an effort to assert sovereignty over the Northwest Passage - a potentially oil-rich region the United States claims is international territory.
On the record
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
An 85-year-old Lawrence woman and a 16-year-old Lawrence girl were involved in an injury accident around 4:40 p.m. Friday.
Consultant to offer Tastefully Simple foods
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
Ashley Crane, Tonganoxie, has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring gourmet foods.
Bee’ latest to chase viewers
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
This summer has turned into a nightmare for networks and viewers. Networks have long considered the summer months a remarkably difficult time to launch a new drama or comedy. Look at the anemic ratings for “Hidden Palms” or the quickly canceled “Creature Comforts.”
Author identifies types of ‘Crazy Bosses’
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
I once had a boss who could put my stomach in knots just by walking past my desk. This person was so scary that even today, decades later, I still get chills thinking about her reign of terror.
FDA approves first skin patch for dementia
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
The first skin patch to treat the dementia that can plague Alzheimer’s patients gained federal approval, a drug company said Monday.
Commodities
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
Soybean futures advanced and grains fell in trading Monday. Wheat for September delivery fell 10 1/2 cents to $5.99 1/2 a bushel; September corn fell 2 1/4 cents to $3.39 1/4 a bushel; September oats fell 3 3/4 cents to $2.63 1/2 a bushel; August soybeans rose 6 1/4 cents to $8.75 1/2 a bushel.
N. Korea nuclear talks to resume next week
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
International disarmament talks on North Korea’s nuclear program will resume next week in Beijing, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.
La. senator’s number on escort service list
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., apologized Monday night for “a very serious sin in my past” after his telephone number appeared among those associated with an escort service operated by the so-called “D.C. Madam.”
Ex-astronaut sought discussion with rival
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
Former astronaut Lisa Nowak told a detective she came to Orlando to meet her rival for the affections of a fellow astronaut because she wanted to know where she stood in the bizarre love triangle, according to a police interview made public Monday.
Pinnacle Career Institute appoints coordinator
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
Jim Whittaker has joined Pinnacle Career Institute, Lawrence, as coordinator for the personal trainer program.
Sprint Nextel defends customer terminations
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
Sprint Nextel Corp. isn’t apologizing for its decision to ax customers it determined were seeking customer service help too often.
Planting, harvest still behind schedule
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B10
Rain was light and scattered throughout eastern Kansas last week as farmers focused on harvesting wheat and planting row crops. The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said 81 percent of the wheat crop has been harvested, compared with 98 percent last year and 96 percent for the five-year average.
Shutdown ends as budget deal reached
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
Legislators and the governor brokered a deal that ended the state budget impasse Monday night, and state workers will return to their jobs after nearly 24,000 people were sent home without pay.
Iran escalation
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: The July 3 Journal-World article, “Iran accused of role in attack,” apart from information, can create justification for the United States or Israel attacking Iran. Iran is accused of a direct role in an attack killing five U.S. troops in January.
Shareholders approve board of trade buyout
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Chicago Board of Trade received the final go-ahead from shareholders Monday to join forces with its longtime rival in an $11.9 billion deal that will end its 159 years of independence but could make the combined all-Chicago company the world’s biggest exchange.
Jayhawk File Express earns state award
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
Jayhawk File Express LLC received a 2007 Business Achievement Award from the Kansas Department of Commerce. The award was given in celebration of Business Appreciation Month.
Former governor doesn’t have to pay restitution
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
A federal judge ruled Monday that former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman does not have to pay $181,325 in restitution to a state agency as part of his punishment in a government corruption case.
Arts commission wants to discuss work’s move
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
Some Lawrence Arts Commission members are upset with how the city has dealt with a piece of vandalized artwork as part of the city’s Downtown Sculpture Exhibit.
Sunday liquor sales begin in state’s largest city
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
A lot more beer came off the walls of stores in Wichita on Sunday as customers could finally take them down and pass them around.
Collision kills driver on county road near Eudora
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Baldwin City woman who frequently passes the scene of Monday’s deadly accident at County Roads 460 and 1061 said the intersection is a magnet for bad drivers. “Most people just don’t take very much care in taking the corner,” said Cindy Foster, who lives on County Road 460. “I have had several close calls there.”
Belgians treat fans to 1-2 finish
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Tour de France veered into Belgium on Monday, and Gert Steegmans responded with a victory before his home fans in a country passionate about its cycling.
Bush blocks ex-aides’ testimony
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
President Bush directed former aides to defy congressional subpoenas Monday, claiming executive privilege and prodding lawmakers closer to their first contempt citations against administration officials since Ronald Reagan was president.
Bridge construction remains on schedule
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Rains earlier this month slowed construction on the Lecompton Bridge over the Kansas River, crushing hopes the project may finish ahead of schedule.
Residents get glimpse of flood-ravaged town
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
Floodwater receded from most sodden neighborhoods in Coffeyville, giving many residents Monday their first well-orchestrated glimpse of the devastation left behind by an oil spill amid the torrential rains that flooded their town.
Guerrero wins Home Run Derby
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B4
With Barry Bonds sitting out, this derby was dry - and Vladimir Guerrero was San Francisco’s home run king for a day.
Witnesses speak about man hit by train
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Witnesses have come forward with information regarding a 29-year-old Lawrence man who was dragged Sunday on a moving train nearly 200 feet before he came loose, police said.
Different types of shyness dictate teens’ behavior
July 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Q: Dear Dr. Wes and John: Your article discussing the benefits of social networking, in my opinion, was right on target. However, the problem is how do parents of introverted, shy children get them out of the house and into the world?
Jail makes case for increases in 2008 budget
Sheriff requests additional staff, says building expansion will be necessary soon
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
The time is nearing when Douglas County commissioners may have to consider expanding the county jail. “You will confront that issue this next year,” County Administrator Craig Weinaug told commissioners Monday.
Lawrence Datebook
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Groceries sold at discount are available to anyone who eats
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two nonprofit organizations, operating through Lawrence churches, offer packages of groceries at savings of about 50 percent off typical grocery store prices, with no qualifications for customers.
Anti-smoking pill shows promise in curbing drinking
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A10
A single pill appears to hold promise in curbing the urges to both smoke and drink, according to researchers trying to help people overcome addiction by targeting a pleasure center in the brain.
Been there, done that
Local cyclists tackle Tour climbs
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Dan Hughes long has been a big fan of the Tour de France, so it’s not uncommon to find him glued to the tube when the grand bicycle race rolls around every July. But when the Tour hits stage nine a week from today, expect Hughes to be positively rapt.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
Amelia Betts and Katharine Kelley, both of Baldwin City, were leading efforts to restore Santa Fe Trail markers throughout the country but particularly in northeast Kansas. They seemed to be receiving enthusiastic support, at least in this region.
MU forward Grimes suspended
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Missouri senior forward Kalen Grimes, the team’s leading rebounder last season, was suspended indefinitely Monday for violating team policy.
Iverson ordered to pay
Man awarded $260,000 in suit vs. Nuggets’ star
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
A federal jury awarded $260,000 on Monday to one of two men who sued NBA star Allen Iverson after they said they were beaten by his entourage at a Washington nightclub in 2005.
Health failure
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
To the editor: For a nation that repeatedly highlights its sense of community and caring for its citizenship, how is it that we have a health care system that does not work?
Two injured in separate car-bicycle accidents
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A5
Two Lawrence residents were taken to hospitals Monday following two separate car-bicycle collisions. The first incident occurred about 10:20 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and East 1600 Road.
Dan Patrick leaving ESPN
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Dan Patrick is leaving ESPN after 18 years.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 10, 1907: “A federal grand jury in Chicago today returned an indictment against the Santa Fe Railway alleging it granted rebates amounting to $35,000 to the United States Sugar and Land Co.
Shelter beneficiary of ‘Supernatural’ campaign
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
One of Lawrence’s homeless shelters will be getting a little extra funding from people who’ve likely never even been to Kansas.
Couric admits doubts about move
CBS evening anchor says viewers have resisted change
July 10, 2007
Katie Couric has admitted for the first time that switching from breakfast television to the evening anchor’s seat at CBS might have been a bad move. “I have days when I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, what did I do?”’ said Dan Rather’s $15 million-a-year successor, in a dramatically frank sign of how difficult her transition has been.
Jayhawks gain skills at camp
Chalmers, Collins return from stint with Steve Nash
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
One of the NBA’s top point guards provided pointers to 10 of the country’s best college basketball playmakers June 28 to July 2 at Kean University in Union, N.J. Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns held his first Skills Academy, designed to fine-tune the games of Kansas University’s Mario Chalmers and Sherron Collins, as well as D.J. Augustin (Texas), Darren Collison (UCLA), Eric Maynor (VCU), Drew Neitzel (Michigan State), Greg Paulus (Duke), Jeremy Pargo (Gonzaga), Scottie Reynolds (Villanova) and Jon Wallace (Georgetown).
Gonzales was told of FBI violations
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
As he sought to renew the USA Patriot Act two years ago, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales assured lawmakers that the FBI had not abused its potent new terrorism-fighting powers. “There has not been one verified case of civil liberties abuse,” Gonzales told senators on April 27, 2005.
Suicide victim found at Wells Overlook
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
A young man in his 20s committed suicide at Wells Overlook Park on Monday night, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Store owners hope construction won’t keep shoppers at bay
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
At last year’s Downtown Sidewalk Sale, a person could almost fry an egg on the sidewalk and much of the 800 block of Massachusetts Street was torn up. Still, shoppers still came in droves.
Pump patrol
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.05 at several locations.
Sewer project to close intersection
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Motorists should expect disruptions at the intersection of 14th and Tennessee streets this week as work progresses on a sanitary sewer project.
Graveyard shift has unique job perils
Threat of robbery, violence rises as night progresses
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
The doorbell rings, ushering in another customer. At this time of night, it could be anyone. Lawrence residents who work nights so that others can buy a late-night six-pack, fill up a tank of gas or check into a motel take their chances, but it’s a risk they say they’re willing to take. Just two weeks ago, two Lawrence Kwik Shops, a Walgreens drug store and the International House of Pancakes all were robbed.
Baseball stars buzzing about Bonds
July 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Everyone was buzzing about Barry Bonds. National League manager Tony La Russa had just posted his lineup for tonight’s All-Star game and Bonds, baseball’s prodigy and pariah, was batting second, rather than his customary cleanup spot. “I’m hitting fourth?” Ken Griffey Jr. said incredulously. “Just tell him to get the guys over for me.”
DNA-freed prisoner won’t be charged
July 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
Prosecutors on Monday said they would not retry a man who spent 22 years in prison for the murder and rape of two children and was recently freed after DNA testing exonerated him.