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What do you think of the status of the Lawrence visual arts scene?

Poll results

Response Percent
The gallery closings are a sign that art sales are hurting, but the artists themselves are still producing quality work
 
42%
Lawrence will never truly be a “City of the Arts”
 
39%
The closing of the Olive and Fields galleries is a sign that things are weakening
 
11%
It’s as strong as ever
 
6%
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N. Korea receives promised shipment of oil for nuclear reactor shutdown
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
North Korea received an initial shipment of oil aid today that was promised as a reward for its pledge to shut down its main nuclear reactor, South Korean officials said.
E-mails come back to haunt former Lawrence lawyer
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
Those darn e-mails will bite you every time. Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., on Thursday surprised Scott Bloch, a presidential appointee who heads the Office of Special Counsel, by reading aloud an e-mail Bloch sent to his friends. One of those friends forwarded it to Davis, probably because Bloch criticizes Davis in it.
House committee accuses Congress of withholding Tillman documents
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
Two influential lawmakers investigating how and when the Bush administration learned the circumstances of Pat Tillman’s friendly-fire death and how those details were disclosed accused the White House and Pentagon on Friday of withholding key documents and renewed their demand for the material.
Dow and S&P reach records again Friday
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B5
Wall Street ended an extraordinary and record-setting week Friday by surging higher again, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 index past a trading high set in March 2000 and thrusting the Dow Jones industrial past 13,900 for the first time.
Governor orders flags lowered for Lady Bird
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius ordered Friday that all Kansas flags be lowered to half-staff Sunday to honor former first lady Lady Bird Johnson.
Kansas Supreme Court cuts sentence of man convicted in multiple murder
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned two of three capital murder convictions against a man found guilty in a 2002 shooting spree that left five people dead in Wyandotte County, saying they amounted to double jeopardy because they were based on the same crime.
Ex-Jayhawk Wright bounces back in Vegas
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Julian Wright’s best performance to date in the Las Vegas summer league followed his worst. The 6-foot-8 former Kansas University forward, who had zero points off 0-for-9 shooting in New Orleans’ 72-58 loss to Milwaukee on Thursday night, bounced back with 14 points off 5-of-8 shooting in Friday afternoon’s 94-86 loss to the Phoenix Suns.
Cuban confirms interest in buying Cubs
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Add Internet billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to the list of potential Chicago Cubs buyers. “I submitted an app,” Cuban said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
Garko delivers, receives shot; Indians edge K.C.
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Ryan Garko hardly had time to enjoy his game-winning hit Friday night before getting leveled by his happy roommate.
Commentary: Beckham’s a star, but not a savior
July 14, 2007
I hate to be the one to abruptly turn off the hot water, but Major League Soccer, the Los Angeles Galaxy, ESPN, VH1, “Entertainment Tonight” and anyone else trying to sell America on David Beckham’s arrival as the biggest thing from England since the Beatles needs the slap to reality that only a cold shower can bring.
Studio apartments renting for $2,000
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
If you’re looking for a Manhattan apartment, be prepared to shell out about $2,000 a month - unless, of course, you’d like a bedroom to go with it.
Earnhardt, Budweiser parting
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C8
When Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves his late father’s team to drive for Hendrick Motorsports next season, longtime corporate sponsor Budweiser won’t be going with him.
Society calendar
July 14, 2007 in print edition on D5
Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Westside Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
Art curator falsified university credentials
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University has found itself swept up in a South Korean art scandal involving an elite museum curator’s falsified credentials. A South Korean news service called KU’s University Relations earlier this week, asking whether Shin Jeong-ah had actually earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at KU, as she claimed on her resume.
Brief delight
Researchers giveth and then taketh away: Latest example? Dark chocolate.
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
What a blow to people looking for an excuse for self-indulgence! The news sounded so good at first, then it turned disappointing for many.
City court’s authority to charge fees upheld
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
In a ruling that is viewed as strengthening home rule for local governments, the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the authority of municipal courts to charge higher fees than are spelled out in state law.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
Untimely frost and unusually wet weather had done big harm to local tomato crops.
Trash problem
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Now that littering is in the news (i.e., Clinton Lake fishing area), I wonder, does the city of Lawrence have a littering law? If so, I know how it can pick up a tidy piece of change: Post enforcers out at the Clinton Adult Sports Complex parking lot.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for July14, 1907: “A new lawn mower has been purchased by the city to cut grass in parks and on other public grounds.
Wakarusa Festival more environmentally friendly
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
The Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival had 12,000 concertgoers per day, but that didn’t stop volunteers from carrying out their mission to make it more environmentally friendly.
$18M settlement reached over security guards at Army bases
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
A New Mexico security firm has agreed to pay the U.S. government $18 million to settle allegations that it violated terms of a contract to provide trained civilian security guards at eight Army bases, U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren announced Friday.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
The Kansas Board of Regents and Gov. John Carlin agreed on the general terms of spending reductions at the seven regents schools, but apparently they had locked horns on the specific issue, raised by Carlin, of whether a portion of faculty salary increases should be deferred to save the state money during the current period of revenue shortfall.
County rules city can’t annex Greyhound Park
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
The Wichita suburb of Park City cannot annex county-owned land that includes Wichita Greyhound Park, the Sedgwick County District Court has ruled.
Zambrano does it all for Cubs
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
Carlos Zambrano allowed three hits in 62â3 scoreless innings and chipped in two singles, an RBI and a run scored as Chicago blanked Houston for its 13th win in 17 games.
Lawrence Datebook
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
GOP senators call for changes in Iraq strategy, including withdrawal
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Two Republican senators widely respected for their experience in foreign and military affairs - Sens. Richard Lugar of Indiana and John Warner of Virginia - on Friday called on the Bush administration to start planning for diplomatic and military changes in Iraq - including a withdrawal of forces.
Threats prompt troops to move into militant area
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
Thousands of soldiers rolled across northwestern Pakistan on Friday, a day after President Gen. Pervez Musharraf vowed to follow the storming of Islamabad’s Red Mosque by eliminating extremism from “every corner” of the country.
Staunch supporter Roberts wavers on Iraq
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, one of more than a dozen Republican senators running for re-election next year and usually a staunch defender of President Bush’s Iraq policy, said this week his support is “not locked into concrete.”
Giambi meets with steroids investigator
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Jason Giambi met with George Mitchell on Friday, becoming the first active player known to talk with baseball’s steroids investigator.
Police helmets to get video cameras
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
Britain is taking its surveillance to a new level, strapping video cameras to the helmets of its famed bobbies - a move the government says will cut down on paperwork and help prosecute criminals.
Simons: State will miss Blair’s leadership in NBAF effort
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
It all started last fall at a Kansas University football game when a meeting was arranged between KU professor Dan Flynn and Clay Blair, then the chairman of the Kansas Bioscience Authority. The two visited about a new Lawrence company called Deciphera and a possible location for the company to pursue its promising research and eventual production of a new pharmaceutical product.
Increasing portion of working moms want part-time work
July 14, 2007 in print edition on D5
A sharply increasing portion of America’s working mothers say their ideal situation would include a part-time job, rather than working full time or staying at home, a new national survey finds.
J-W launches new faith blog
July 14, 2007 in print edition on D1
Stories that deal with faith often are among those with the most comments here on www.ljworld.com. For example, dozens of Journal-World readers get online each week to discuss the Faith Forum topic and the responses from local faith leaders.
Body of abducted girl found
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Thai immigrant convicted of incest led investigators to the body of a 12-year-old girl who had been missing since the Fourth of July, and is expected to be charged in her death, authorities said Friday.
Royals make trade for Tigers pitcher
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Detroit Tigers traded pitcher Roman Colon, recently charged in a locker room scuffle with a Triple-A teammate, to the Kansas City Royals on Friday for a player to be named.
Kindapped son of town chief released unharmed
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
A Nigerian toddler abducted on his way to nursery school in oil-rich southern Nigeria returned safely home Friday to cheers and singing, the fourth child seized and released unharmed in two months.
Terror plot suspect charged in Australia
July 14, 2007
Australian federal police charged an Indian doctor with providing support to a terrorist organization Saturday, allegedly linking him to last month’s failed British bombings.
Commodities
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B5
Agriculture futures ended Friday mixed on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery dipped 0.75 cent to $6.2075 a bushel; December corn rose 3.25 cents to close at $3.685; December oats finished a half cent higher at $2.7375; November soybeans ended up 7.25 cents to $9.4875.
Teens arrested for alleged high school plot
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two teenagers were charged with conspiring to attack a Long Island high school on the anniversary of the Columbine attacks after a chilling journal and videotape surfaced in which one teen identifies several potential victims by name, authorities said Friday.
Powerful typhoon hits Japan, injures seven
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
The powerful Typhoon No. 4 moved northward around the main island of Okinawa Prefecture on Friday, injuring seven people there. It is expected to take an easterly course and hit southern Kyushu island at noon today, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.
Teacher planning time issue on hold
Education association, district agree to study plan for one year
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
Elementary teachers may have to wait until 2008 to get extra time to plan their classes. Negotiators for the Lawrence Education Association and the Lawrence school district decided Friday to put the issue on hold for one year in order to give each side more time to study the issue.
Study: Fewer students who live near school walk, bike
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
Fewer than half of American children who live close to school regularly walk or ride a bike to classes, according to a new study that highlights a dramatic shift toward car commuting by kids. Children in the South did the least hoofing and pedaling, partly because of safety concerns, experts believe.
Scouting news
July 14, 2007 in print edition on D3
Boy Scouts from Troop 59, chartered to First Presbyterian Church, camped at Camp Bromelsick June 22-23. The Scouts worked on fishing skills and advancement.
Experts: Closed theme park likely won’t sell for much
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
With $24 million in debt and an outdated theme, bankrupt Wild West World still could be sold, experts say, but only at a bargain price.
Gas prices climbing; city average at $3.212
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B5
Gasoline prices extended their advance at the pump Friday, while gas futures fell again on a growing sense that supplies are catching up to demand.
U.S. brothers recovering after being gored by bull
July 14, 2007
A bull that broke from the pack seriously gored two American brothers, catching one on each of its horns during the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona, where both were recovering Friday in the hospital.
Former KU track great Karnes dies at 81
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University track distance runner Bob Karnes died Thursday morning at the age of 81. The Overbrook native won 13 Big Eight Conference titles - more than any men’s runner in the school’s history - and served as captain for five Jayhawk teams.
Suzuki signs five-year extension
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Great week to be Ichiro Suzuki. The Seattle leadoff man signed a $90 million, five-year contract extension Friday, three days after he was the unanimous MVP of the All-Star game.
Garden City cyclist dies when hit by motorcycle
July 14, 2007
The highway patrol says a man is dead after his bicycle was hit by a motorcycle in southwest Kansas.
Horoscopes
July 14, 2007 in print edition on D7
Those with birthdays today: This year you are empowered and extremely creative. You will be difficult to stop. Often, because of the energy and focus you expend, you will not be able to see the other side of a problem or story.
Baby cereal recalled over choking hazard
July 14, 2007
Gerber Products Co. recalled all packages of its organic rice and organic oatmeal cereals Friday because of potential clumping of the baby food, which can pose a choking hazard.
Proposal offered on KU hospital
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University Hospital gave an official proposal Friday to Kansas University Medical Center about how the two should be affiliated in coming years. The proposal - which hospital officials are calling a detailed draft - also went to Kansas University Physicians Inc.
Birds’ Bedard baffles Chisox
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
Erik Bedard pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and Nick Markakis and Corey Patterson homered off Mark Buehrle to lead Baltimore past Chicago.
Agreement reached on health program
Legislation would add $35B to extend insurance to low-income children
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawmakers in a key Senate committee brokered a bipartisan agreement Friday that they said would extend health insurance to an additional 3.3 million low-income children in the U.S.
Beckham set for ‘new challenge’
Soccer star introduced as newest member of L.A. Galaxy
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
Before David Beckham can convert America into a soccer nation, he’ll need to learn the lingo.
Business, science mix to create new KU degree
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
A new master’s degree study program in the animal health industry is being offered by Kansas University.
N. 600 Road reopens after construction
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
Douglas County on Friday reopened North 600 Road just east of East 1750 Road.
Mourners pay respects to Lady Bird
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Borne by a military honor guard and trailed by her two daughters and their husbands, Lady Bird Johnson on Friday was taken inside the presidential library named for her husband to lie in repose as admirers prepared to file in and pay respects to a woman one mourner described as “the true yellow rose of Texas.”
Doctorology’ has unwanted comic relief
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
What do you get when you combine a serious look at various medical disciplines and goofy slapstick comedy? Something called “Doctorology” (7 p.m. today, Discovery Health). Every week, the 13-part series takes on a specific field.
Jogger says he ran nude to spice up life
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man who was sentenced to 30 days in jail for taking his daily run while wearing only a stocking cap, gloves and reflective tape said that the nude jogging made him “feel alive,” according to police.
Retail sales fall sharply as higher prices take toll
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B5
Consumers put away their wallets in June, sending retail sales plunging by the sharpest amount in nearly two years. Sales of autos, furniture and building supplies all fell, highlighting the economy’s weak spots.
Not funny
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Am I the only person in Lawrence that finds a local furniture store’s commercials highly offensive? I can’t believe that they would be so bold as to openly mock people with disabilities.
Whether 5 or 103, a birthday’s a birthday
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
As they celebrated their shared birthday Friday, Lawrence residents Isaac Schmitz and Frances Jacobs marked a combined 108 years of life - five for Isaac, and 103 for Jacobs.
Eldridge on the Hill’ proposed for 12th St.
Multi-use building with hotel, restaurant touted as campus ‘bookend’
July 14, 2007
It’s back, and it’s bigger than ever. An application and a preliminary design plan for a seven-story multi-use building hit the planning desks at City Hall this week. It’s a new version of a previously proposed residential and commercial development at 12th and Indiana streets, where Yello Sub, Beat the Bookstore and The Crossing currently operate.
Towns hope to keep Potter magic growing
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
Towns around the country that celebrate the release of each Harry Potter book aren’t ready to give up their wizarding wonderlands of Knockturn Alleys and Forbidden Forests even though the final book is about to debut.
Boy, 10, gets juvenile detention in beating
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
A 10-year-old boy will spend at least six months in a juvenile detention facility for his role in the cinderblock beating of a homeless veteran.
On the record
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Police were dispatched to the parking lot at Checkers, 2300 La., at 3:37 a.m. Friday for a possible armed robbery.
U.S. troops kill 6 Iraqi police in rare battle
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
U.S. soldiers killed six Iraqi policemen and seven gunmen Friday during a street battle that began when the troops captured a police lieutenant accused of directing a Shiite militia group, the military said.
Juvenile behavior
It’s too bad that the actions of a few have forced the closing of a popular fishing area to everyone.
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
Remember when your mother took a toy away or sent you to your room because you couldn’t “play nice”? That seems like sort of the message the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending to people who fish in the outlet channel of Clinton Dam. Corps officials announced that the outlet would be closed Friday for the first time since 1993. No timeline was given for when it would reopen.
Keegan: KU A.D. golfing for good
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
The friendship started with a playful comment from the athletic director to the young spectator watching a Kansas University basketball game from his wheelchair. “Come on now,” Lew Perkins told Zach Herries a few years ago. “You’re here to watch the basketball game, not the cheerleaders.” Don’t worry about it, Zach, most of us have been there a time or two. Or a hundred.
Videotape again at center of Target store abduction
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawyers for the man charged with kidnapping a teenager from a Target store parking lot, before raping and killing her, told a judge Friday they had concerns about the handling of store surveillance videotape that showed the teenager at her car.
Man pleads guilty to drug trafficking
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
A Lawrence man’s drug trafficking trial started this week in federal court, but ended when he agreed to plead guilty. Don Marcus Gibler signed a plea recommending he serve 27 years in federal prison for drug trafficking. The 28-year-old pleaded guilty this week to one count of conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
Faith Forum: Will God forgive repeated sins?
July 14, 2007 in print edition on D1
Consider this: God does not forgive. How so? God does not condemn. As humans, we personalize God. Yet God is not a personality that must be pleased or persuaded; God is a presence we experience and express. God is spirit - source - the creative presence that animates and sustains all life.
Boyda responds
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Last month, I posted to my congressional Web site a list of my 2008 appropriations requests, making me one of only a handful of the 435 members of Congress to publicly disclose this information. Frankly, my colleagues in the House of Representatives advised against taking this step.
4-H and FCE news
July 14, 2007 in print edition on D5
The Vinland Family and Community Education unit will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Vinland United Methodist Church to make noodles. Members should bring table service and a salad for lunch. Freida Martin will give the lesson on “Making Good Decisions.”
Club news
July 14, 2007 in print edition on D3
Stacy Cope, Shari Johnson and Gerry Livers attended the 116th Continental Congress of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, conducted June 27-July 1 in Washington, D.C.
Around and about
July 14, 2007 in print edition on D5
Chris and Kristen Hase, Emporia, announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Marie Hase, born June 10, 2007, at Newman Regional Health in Emporia.
People in the news
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Architect Gehry to design stage for singer Mariza¢ CBS News making push to be competitive in the morning¢ Country singer’s tour bus catches fire on way to Opry
America must respond to physician threat
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
It may seem craven to say so, but a person really had to wonder at the inability of trained medical personnel to hook wire A to battery B to alarm clock C and detonate a car loaded with gasoline and nails in London.
U.S. must reach out to Iraqi refugees
July 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
When Tamara Daghistani’s cell phone rings in Amman, Jordan, the caller is usually another desperate Iraqi refugee. As we sat together last month, the call was from a woman who had fled Baghdad with her husband and three kids. Her husband was killed during a visit back to Baghdad to bury his mother.
Sowing seeds
Fresh Produce Art Collective bands together to promote work, create more artistic outlets
July 14, 2007 in print edition on D1
Members of the Fresh Produce Art Collective admit they’re pretty relaxed when they meet Tuesday nights. “We keep some minutes,” member Yuri Zupancic jokes, “but they come out as surreal contour drawings.” They might be a laid-back group, but they have some pretty big goals when it comes to the arts in Lawrence.
Business as usual’ on Mass. Street as lane reopens
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Back to normal. That’s what downtown merchants were celebrating Friday as construction crews replacing a century-old waterline wrapped up work nearly two months ahead of schedule.
String players put on a show
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
An audience that doesn’t move or give feedback can make small children feel more comfortable when they learn to play the violin. That is why Julie Holmberg, a viola and violin teacher for 24 years, has children play in front of stuffed animals from time to time.
Soccer playing moms
Group of city women take to pitch
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Wednesday afternoon, a group of Lawrence women gathered around a box at the outlet park on the eastern side of the Clinton Lake dam. When the box was opened, the contents inside brought into focus just what these women were heading into: soccer uniforms.
Mears earns pole position
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C8
Casey Mears turned a lap of 182.556 mph in his Chevrolet on Friday, taking the pole position for Sunday’s NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Boonen takes sixth stage; Alps await
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C6
Slow through the flats, and fast in the mountains - that’s just what some riders are predicting as the Tour de France enters the Alps.
Sheffield: Torre treated blacks and whites differently
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Detroit slugger Gary Sheffield had an idyllic view of the New York Yankees when he joined the team before the 2004 season. Sheffield also had a strong friendship and trust with Barry Bonds when he went to California and to train with the slugger one offseason.
OSU receiver Woods injured
July 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
Oklahoma State wide receiver Artrell Woods was hospitalized Friday because of an injury sustained during a voluntary workout on campus.
U.N. investigates gold trafficking allegations
July 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
The investigative arm of the U.N. mission in Congo has opened an inquiry into allegations that Indian peacekeepers serving in this central African nation are illicitly trafficking in gold, a spokesman said Friday.