Archive for Monday, July 23, 2007

Also from July 23

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
Midwest Mayhem Triathlon
What do you think of all-day kindergarten in Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
It needs to be in more than eight schools
It’s too expensive
It’s being implemented correctly
Total 245

Lead stories

11:00 a.m.
Online chat
Chat about the county's 2008 budget with Commissioner Bob Johnson
July 23, 2007
A budget that reduces the mill levy was approved Wednesday night by the Douglas County Commission. The decrease is slight - .013 of a mill - but it more than met the commissioners' goal of fighting off an increase. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed valuation. The county's reduction comes at a time when the Lawrence public schools and the city of Lawrence are increasing their levies. County commissioners said they felt a special need to hold down their budget because of those increases. Commissioner Bob Johnson will be on hand to take questions.
1:30 p.m.
Lawrence residents Roger and Sharon Haack sought a more adventurous life when Roger sold his computer software business DataTeam Systems in July of last year. Since then the two have taken to the open road on Roger's motorcycle. Roger recently finished a 7,700 mile trip to the Pacific Northwest, part of which Sharon road with. Local retiree living his dream
July 23, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Last year Roger Haack sold his Lawrence software company, retired and made plans to fulfill a longtime dream.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas University graduate student Jason Palikij lifts bees from a hive on West Campus, where he and several others have been studying the habits and senses of bees. The students observe the bees and their travel habits between hive and food source, and try to determine how they make their decisions. Graduate student studies bee-havior
July 23, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Rudolf Jander, Kansas University biology professor, poses a challenge: In a large forest, find a tree with a hole in it. Then walk away from the tree, about five miles. Now, turn around, go back and find the same tree.

All stories

Charitable needs
Tight city and county budgets increase the need for those who can to support local social service agencies.
July 23, 2007 in print edition on A9
Probably one of the best things city and county commissioners and school board members can do for low- and moderate-income Lawrence residents is to avoid or at least minimize property tax increases to fund their 2008 budgets.
Therapy benefits for cancer patients fall
Support groups don’t prolong life, new study finds
July 23, 2007 in print edition on A8
Contradicting an old belief, new research released Sunday found that group therapy didn’t prolong the lives of women with advanced cases of breast cancer.
Lawrence Datebook
July 23, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Events calendar
July 23, 2007 in print edition on C2
July 23, 2007 in print edition on B8
For Monday, July 23
Masters of mayhem
Pain prevails at Lone Star
July 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
The physical and mental demands of competing in a triathlon can leave an athlete exhausted.
On the record
July 23, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence crime blotter.
Rec calendar
July 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
Brewers rock Giants’ Zito; Bonds sits
Slugger expected to continue home run chase tonight in San Francisco
July 23, 2007 in print edition on B4
Ryan Braun and Corey Hart hit first-inning home runs off Barry Zito, leading the Brewers over the Giants to avoid a three-game sweep.
Bannister sparks K.C.
Royals wrap up road trip with 5-2 win
July 23, 2007 in print edition on B3
Given some offense, Brian Bannister ended his brief losing streak.