Archive for Saturday, July 28, 2007

Lead stories

4:30 a.m.
Hallowed ground
July 27, 2007 in print edition on 1C
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was released just days ago, setting publishing records and satiating rabid fans of J.K. Rowling’s bewitching series. Did the literary finale aggravate or delight local readers? Were they pleased with the fates of Harry, Snape and He Who Must Not Be Named? We asked readers to weigh in with their own opinions of the concluding novel. Warning: Reviews may contain spoilers, so read at your own discretion.
6:00 a.m.
Megan Murphy, left, a Kansas University graduate from Lenexa, and her mother, Linda Crosthwait, maneuver down a spiral staircase Friday with a container of clothes. Lawrence renters are making their moves among rental properties throughout this weekend and into next week. Tenants pack up belongings for annual summer migration
July 28, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Take one look around town this weekend, and it’s obvious that July 31 is just around the corner. From moving trucks parked in driveways to furniture set by the curb, the tell-tale signs are in place that the busiest moving week of the year is about to start. “Generally, it’s whatever weekend falls close the end of July and beginning of August,” said Lawrence solid waste supervisor Bob Yoos.
12:00 p.m.
Kyle Griggs, of Lawrence, pumps gas while talking to his friend, Bione Dudley, of St. Louis, at the BP gas station at 23rd and Louisiana streets. Lower gas costs in Topeka chalked up to price wars
July 28, 2007 in print edition on 1A
An unusual gap has developed between gas prices in Lawrence and Topeka this week. Prices in Topeka are well below the state average and Lawrence’s are remaining steady. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report listed the average gas price in Lawrence on Friday at $2.98 per gallon - almost exactly the state average. Topeka’s average was $2.86. But prices in Topeka on Friday went as low as $2.69, while Lawrence prices were around $2.90 and above.

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Lawrence datebook
July 28, 2007 in print edition on B2
Faith briefs
July 28, 2007 in print edition on D8
Where to write
July 28, 2007 in print edition on B7
Society calendar
July 28, 2007 in print edition on D3