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Who taught you how to swim?

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Response Percent
Took swimming lessons
 
57%
Taught myself
 
17%
Family member
 
12%
Never learned
 
10%
Friend
 
1%
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6News video: Lawrence resident sings at Kaufman
July 26, 2007
It’s a song that brings people to their feet and has also brought tears to some people’s eyes. Lawrence resident Lynda Canaday has never seen that reaction to the national anthem. Tonight, however, she experienced it: singing the Star Spangled Banner before thousands of people at Kaufman Stadium.
6News Now: Lawrence woman sings at Royals game
July 26, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a Lawrence woman will seen the national anthem at the Kaufman Stadium tonight, and a look at a unique competitor in this year’s demolition derby.
House panel OKs contempt citations
Top White House aides targeted in attorney firings
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to issue contempt citations for two of President Bush’s closest aides, moving nearer to a constitutional confrontation with the White House over access to information about the Justice Department’s dismissal of nine U.S. attorneys.
Racing the clock
Few chances remain for drivers on the cusp
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B6
Time is running out. Yes, only 19 of 36 Nextel Cup Series races have been completed thus far, but the race to make the field for the Chase is on a much tighter schedule.
Southeast Area Plan pleases commission
Proposed layout keeps residential, commercial districts separate
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday got their first look at a new development plan for 1,200 acres at the southeast edge of Lawrence. Their reaction was favorable.
Hidden treasure
Secluded garden offers tranquility for Trinity Lutheran Church visitors
July 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
There is nothing better than discovering secret gardens, little places that are hidden treasures.
Horoscopes
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B10
For Thursday, July 26
High court may reject picketing law
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
The state’s attempt to prevent the Rev. Fred Phelps and his followers from picketing funerals hit a snag Wednesday.
Raiders confident as Zone begins
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
A summer full of rain cancellations, run-rule wins and run-rule defeats has reached the most important week for the American Legion Lawrence Raiders baseball squad.
Gingrich inspires analogies
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A11
Newt Churchill? Newt de Gaulle? Is there a 21st-century parallel between those 20th-century leaders and the former speaker of the House?
Classes aim to help kids become swimmers, overcome fear of water
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Some children’s faces lit up with excitement while others’ scrunched with concern as water splashed around them Wednesday morning at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Wideouts break out
Bowman, Sweed lead Big 12’s crack corps
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s pretty apparent when you listen to Adarius Bowman talk: He’s made for the spotlight.
Ex-Westar executive pushes for utility to be held in contempt
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A4
A former Westar Energy Inc. executive is asking a federal judge to hold the Topeka, Kan.-based utility in contempt of court for not paying his legal fees.
Carmona keeps throwing zeros
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B4
Fausto Carmona pitched eight innings against Boston, the team that blasted him when he flopped as a closer last season, leading Cleveland to victory Wednesday night.
Stern needs advice to fix ref problem
Scribe offers steps to make sure NBA officials don’t get caught gambling on games again
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
Call it cynicism. Call it pessimism. Call it sensationalism. But anyone who thinks ex-NBA ref Tim Donaghy - who allegedly bet on basketball games - is the league’s first official to gamble is crazy. Anyone who thinks he is the first to bet on sports - or on NBA games, for that matter - is naive.
Panel calls for better care given to injured veterans
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
A presidential commission on Wednesday urged broad changes to veterans’ care that would boost benefits for family members helping the wounded, establish an easy-to-use Web site for medical records and overhaul the way disability pay is awarded.
Our town sports
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B8
Baghdad’s soccer celebrations turn into scenes of tragedy
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
The dream run of Iraq’s national soccer team captivated an otherwise despairing nation. But even in its moment of joy - the Iraqis are in the Asian Cup finals for the first time ever - violence struck Wednesday.
Money game
There seems to be no end to the commercialization of big-money professional sports.
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
Maybe National Football League fans should be required to wear assigned clothing designed to form a giant commercial logo in the stands.
Governors hang back on endorsements
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
Eight months ago, Mitt Romney and Bill Richardson squared off as heads of the Republican and Democratic governors associations, the rival campaign arms of the two parties in the midterm election fight over 36 governorships.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
The city of Lawrence was denied a $203,800 grant for a public swimming pool by the state’s Joint Council on Recreation despite the fact the city had met all criteria for the money.
City’s transit system to get $150K grant
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Public Transit System will receive a $150,000 grant from the federal government to replace city buses, a move announced Wednesday by Democratic Congressman Dennis Moore.
Goodness, smugness too often go together
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
For a world that’s messed up, we sure have a lot of goodness being shoved in our faces.
Leadership program seeks applicants
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B11
The Kansas Environmental Leadership Program is accepting applications for inclusion of the program’s class of 2008.
Sunni political bloc makes power play
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
Iraq’s largest bloc of Sunni politicians suspended membership in the government Wednesday, a bid that appeared timed to deepen disenchantment in Washington with the Shiite prime minister’s faltering leadership.
J-W staff members win contest awards
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Journal-World staff members picked up awards in the National Federation of Press Women’s 2007 Communications Contest.
Blossom end rot spells deadly end to tomato plants
July 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
Plants were late to bloom and even later to set fruit this season. Now as the red and green globes emerge, I cannot wait for my first BLT sandwich. There seems to be a problem, though. Some of the leaves near the base are turning brown, and some of the green leaves have black spots on them.
S. Korean hostage found shot dead
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
Afghan police discovered the bullet-riddled body of a male hostage on Wednesday, one of 23 South Koreans kidnapped by the Taliban last week.
Lawrence woman to sing at Royals game
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lynda Canaday will be singing the national anthem before tonight’s Kansas City Royals game against the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium in conjunction with Disability Awareness Night.
Families outraged at medics’ pardons
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
The families of the children infected with the AIDS virus in a Libyan hospital voiced outrage Wednesday at the pardon and release of six medics who returned to Bulgaria a day earlier.
Commodities
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B11
Man arrested, charged in alleged attack
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man spotted in Tonganoxie in May after allegedly attacking a Topeka woman in her home now is in custody.
Tips lighten household drudgery
July 26, 2007 in print edition on C1
Life changes fast. Cleaning methods do, too.
A-Rod’s 499th homer sinks K.C.
De La Rosa could serve up another milestone
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B5
Alex Rodriguez and Jorge De La Rosa have been here before, facing each other at a milestone moment.
Study: Rural students beat city kids in science
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A8
Rural students perform better in science than their urban counterparts, and rural teachers are generally happy with their schools, a federal study says.
Tour de France leader sent home
Dutch team disciplines Rasmussen at scandal-plagued event
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
Tour de France leader Michael Rasmussen was removed from the race by his team after winning Wednesday’s stage, the biggest blow yet in cycling’s doping-tainted premier event.
Sunflower offers free digital boxes
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B11
A wrinkle in regulations governing the switch of TV signals to all-digital transmissions is leading to a free offer for customers of Sunflower Broadband.
Brownback says evangelical pastors heading his way
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback met Wednesday with influential evangelical leaders and said religious conservatives are moving in his direction as they learn more about his anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage views.
Lee’s homer lifts Astros; Bonds sits
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B4
Carlos Lee hit a solo home run in the seventh inning to lift Houston to victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Brad Lidge pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save in eight chances.
Santas keep magic of Christmas alive
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
Christmas might be months away, but that didn’t stop 150 international Santas and their little helpers from prancing about Wednesday in the Danish summer.
Senate panel votes for harsher cigarette warnings
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
Cigarette packs would bear graphic warnings that illustrate the health risks of smoking under a provision added Wednesday to landmark tobacco legislation pending in a Senate committee.
Papers contradict AG’s testimony
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A7
Documents indicate eight congressional leaders were briefed about the Bush administration’s terrorist surveillance program on the eve of its expiration in 2004, contradicting sworn Senate testimony this week by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Student loan lessons
Degrees in hand, grads must deal with debt
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B11
Karen Wons of Maryland finds herself in a quandary that is confronting many parents right now.
Lawrence Datebook
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Explosions near Dallas close highways
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A6
Flaming debris rained onto a busy highway during a series of explosions at a gas facility near the city’s dense downtown area, injuring three people and rattling windows and buildings blocks away.
Farm Service Agency deadline approaches
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B11
Farmers face deadlines next week for making reports required for participation in several programs provided through the Farm Service Agency.
Refinery announces program to purchase homes damaged by flood, oil spill
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A4
A refinery that spilled crude oil into floodwaters offered Wednesday to pay homeowners 110 percent of their damaged homes’ pre-flood market value to purchase the properties.
City commissioners OK expansion into parking lot
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
City commissioners agreed to move ahead on a proposal that would allow a Lawrence developer to use public parking spaces to accommodate expansion of a downtown office building.
On the record
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawrence crime blotter.
Study finds obesity can be contagious in social circles
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
If your friends and family get fat, chances are you will too, researchers report in a startling new study that suggests obesity is “socially contagious” and can spread easily from person to person.
Sen. Pine posts perfect voting attendance record
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
State Sen. Roger Pine, R-Lawrence, posted a 100 percent voting attendance record during the 2007 Legislature.
Holmes to report to camp
Out since 2005 injury, running back ‘excited,’ GM Peterson says
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Three-time Pro Bowl running back Priest Holmes, knocked out of football by a devastating hit 21 months ago, will report to camp Saturday in a surprise development that could have intriguing consequences for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Union, Corrections Department head to meet, discuss prison safety issues
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
The state employees union and the head of the Department of Corrections will conduct a series of meetings with prison employees to discuss safety concerns and improving working conditions, the union announced Wednesday.
LHS grad Hooper likely out for season
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B5
Kevin Hooper’s baseball season is probably over.
Aviation chief fired amid air travel chaos
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
Brazil’s president fired his defense minister Wednesday in response to a fatal jetliner crash that turned months of anger over breakdowns in the military-run national air system into a full-blown political crisis.
271 vehicles stopped by sheriff’s deputies
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office released its statistics Wednesday from a saturation patrol and sobriety checkpoint it conducted with Lawrence police last weekend. Both departments operated a
UMKC official named chancellor in Minnesota
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A4
A University of Missouri-Kansas City official has been named the University of Minnesota-Rochester’s first-ever chancellor.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 26, 1907: “The long discussed ‘rock road’ plan for the route from here to Kansas City has not been changed to an oiled road concept.
Colts pass through Lawrence during strenuous summer tour
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A3
They’re a marching band, only better. “Drum Corps International is a big deal,” said Patrick McCarty, Lawrence High School assistant band director and former Colts member.
First female president to seek gender equality
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A9
India’s first female president was sworn in Wednesday, vowing to eliminate the practice of aborting female fetuses and to empower women, who are often treated as second-class citizens.
Ingenuity enlivens KU gallery
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A11
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. We have-nots who watched the changing landscape along Mississippi Street this summer could only think of Charles Dickens’ description of Revolutionary Paris. Yet, in contrast to the millions we saw lavished around Memorial Stadium, a few thousand dollars has enabled the winning team of Director Saralyn Reece Hardy, Kansas University students, and museum staff to transform spaces within the walls of the Spencer Museum of Art. Working quietly and almost around the clock, the Little Engine that Could has demonstrated, yet again, that human ingenuity and determination can triumph!
Brewers send 3 players for Padres’ Linebrink
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B5
In turnabout in trade philosophy, the Milwaukee Brewers acquired reliever Scott Linebrink from the San Diego Padres for three minor-league pitchers Wednesday, hoping to bolster their unexpected run at the playoffs.
Wood: Meier’s mugshot is pure magic
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B1
Clearing out the jam-packed notebook as Big 12 media days wrap up. Amazingly, all 12 of the league’s coaches are optimistic about the 2007 season. :
Gorzelanny ailing
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B5
Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Tom Gorzelanny left Wednesday night’s game against the New York Mets in the third inning because of shoulder stiffness.
Schilling: Lack of denials amounts to admissions
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B5
Curt Schilling says that Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire’s refusals to address accusations of steroids use are tantamount to admissions.
Cat senses when death near, stays with patients until end
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A7
Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours.
Harrington era begins
Falcons turn to maligned former Lion
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Atlanta Falcons hired Bobby Petrino because they thought he could turn Michael Vick into a complete quarterback. They signed Joey Harrington merely to serve as No. 7’s backup.My, how things have changed.
People in the news
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Winfrey richest TV star¢ Guitarist completing Ph.D.¢ Cinema-arts group to honor Julia Roberts¢ Damon honored with star
Hotel show misses ‘Boat’
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
“Welcome to the Parker” (10 p.m., Bravo) offers a behind-the-scenes peek at a posh five-star hotel resort in Palm Springs, Calif. We meet the controlling manager whose business mantra is “obsession,” as well as his harried staff.
Muppet collection donated to museum
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A2
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are coming to town. The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta is set to be the definitive Jim Henson museum with everything from original puppets to sketches from his personal collection, center officials and the Henson family announced Wednesday.
Speed limit to go up near school
5 mph speed limit increase on U.S. Highway 56 jars principal
July 26, 2007 in print edition on A1
While most motorists will be pleased the speed limit is being raised on U.S. Highway 56, Tom Mundinger clearly isn’t one of them.
Prep juniors flourish
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
With college basketball recruits getting younger and younger - Aurora, Ill., eighth grader Ryan Boatright recently orally committed to the University of Southern California - it should come as no surprise some high school juniors-to-be have flourished this summer on the AAU circuit.
Wildcats scope out title site
July 26, 2007 in print edition on B7
Kansas State coach Ron Prince and his players who attended Big 12 media days Wednesday planned to make a pit stop before heading back to Manhattan.