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How much does the abortion issue affect your voting?

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Response Percent
It’s a major issue
 
40%
It’s a minor issue
 
22%
It’s not an issue
 
21%
It’s the deciding issue
 
14%
Undecided
 
1%
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6News video: ‘KU on Wheels’ gearing up for new bus operator a month earlier than expected
June 18, 2007
For the first time in more than four decades, KU students are about to get a new bus driver: MV Transportation.
6Sports video: Week two of ‘Camp Self’ underway
June 18, 2007
Hundreds of youngsters are in Lawrence this week for Bill Self’s basketball camp. It was only a few years ago that current Jayhawks Brady Morningstar and Brennan Bechard were attending the camp … now they are helping run it.
6Sports video: KU sports teams enjoy excellent Spring academic semester
June 18, 2007
The Spring academic semester was a good one for University of Kansas sports teams with 61% of players making the AD Honor Roll.
6News video: Tax rebate plan goes before commissioners
June 18, 2007
Property owners in some of Lawrence’s oldest neighborhoods may soon have an incentive to complete home-remodeling projects. City leaders also consider whether to require all of Lawrence’s rental properties to register with the city.
6News video: KU’s film-studies program taking steps into virtual reality
June 18, 2007
The film-studies faculty recently voted to buy their own island in ‘Second Life,’ a 3D virtual world that lets users build things, communicate with other users, and exchange virtual currency that can be traded for real-life money.
6News video: Fundraiser lands skydivers in Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
June 18, 2007
An event to raise money for domestic abuse awareness lands a group of skydivers in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.
6News video: Jason Rose sentenced for Boardwalk Fire
June 18, 2007
He was convicted of killing three people by setting one of the worst fires in the city’s history - yet Jason Rose could be out of prison as soon as seven years from now.
6News video: School district and teachers union discuss compensation packages
June 18, 2007
Negotiators for the school district and the local teachers union - the Lawrence Education Association - spend their summer vacation at the bargaining table.
6Sports video: KU football coaches busy hosting high school camps
June 18, 2007
While the players are busy with summer workouts, KU coaches are hosting high school camps in search of future flocks of ‘Hawks.
Big blue buses get ready to roll
New student fee to help pay for KU on Wheels upgrades, changes
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
Two blue buses parked on Kansas University’s West Campus now are less than two weeks away from their new jobs as carriers for students, faculty and staff. But they won’t be alone for long. Another 26 refurbished buses - total cost: nearly $1.5 million - will join the two 1990 models that were once part of Sacramento’s municipal fleet.
6News Now: Judge sentences Rose to maximum term
June 18, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a judge sentences a Lawrence man to 10 years in prison for setting the deadly Boardwalk Apartment fire and Lawrence city leaders continue efforts to reach terms on a new labor agreement.
Aquatic Center closed due to rain
June 18, 2007
The Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St., will be closed this afternoon due to inclement weather.
County to add storm sirens in developing areas
Former city planning director hired by county
June 18, 2007
A request for three new sirens costing $20,000 each will be included in the county’s 2008 budget proposal when it is presented to commissioners later this month.
Rose sentenced to 122 months for Boardwalk Fire
11:25 a.m., June 18, 2007 Updated 01:31 p.m.
Jason Allen Rose was sentenced Monday to 122 months in prison, the maximum sentence he could have received for setting the Boardwalk Apartments fire in 2005.
Accident raises safety questions
6 killed by drag racer
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
One day after a drag-racing car careened into a crowd and killed six people, witnesses questioned on Sunday why the driver was allowed to speed down a highway with no guard rails, lined on both sides by hundreds of spectators.
Horoscopes
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B5
Those with birthdays today: This year you might be delighted by what happens when you open Pandora’s box.
Iraq attack aimed at spurring revenge
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
No one should be surprised that one of Shiite Islam’s holiest shrines was attacked - again - in Samarra on Wednesday. Such an act was to be expected.
Commission to discuss sidewalk budget
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
City staff members are asking commissioners to give direction on how to spend $250,000 this year that has been budgeted for sidewalk and traffic-calming projects.
Film students to get chance to shoot virtual reality
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University film students may find themselves in an unusual classroom in coming months.
Republican’s concerns grow
June 18, 2007
Last month in Iraq, Sen. Gordon Smith, the Oregon Republican, had lunch with three soldiers from his state, one of whom had been working with an Iraqi officer training police cadets. That soldier told Smith that when the cadets learned that the Iraqi officer was a Catholic, they stoned him. To death.
Events calendar
June 18, 2007 in print edition on D2
Events around Lawrence.
On the record
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
A 29-year-old Lawrence man was arrested by Lawrence police early Sunday morning on a charge of indecent exposure, according to Douglas County Jail records. Additional information from police was not available Sunday.
Rub-a-dub-dub your car needs a scrub
June 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
Washing your car sounds like a pretty simple operation. There’s the water and the suds. Pretty much it, right? Maybe. But the Car Care Council, an industry group, and Kevin Schappell, who maintains the Web site www.autoeducation.com, say there’s more to getting your car clean.
Rec calendar
June 18, 2007 in print edition on C6
Paddlers’ proving ground
Texas Water Safari grueling, dangerous race
June 18, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Texas Water Safari begins with a gunshot that sends 200 paddlers madly thrashing across a murky pond.
Morneau finishes zany ninth
Twins win after letting big lead slip away
June 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
One phrase kept coming out of Lew Ford’s mouth as he watched Justin Morneau’s home run ball slam off the folded seats over the big baggie in right field.
Kline’s charges against Tiller say medical standard not met
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A5
On Dec. 21, 2006, less than three weeks before leaving office, then-Attorney General Phill Kline filed 30 counts of alleged violations of K.S.A. 65-6703, commonly known as the state late-term abortion law, against late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.
County tax may increase for improvements
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
While the city of Lawrence is considering how to cut services and jobs to deal with an expected budget shortfall this year, Douglas County’s budget seems to be on track.
Time for a lesson in league etiquette
June 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
Gentle fantasy owners: Must we be ill-mannered? Need we poke fun at those who drafted Kerry Wood? Have we no couth? Your fellow fantasy players are people too. If you’re in first place, Gentle Owner, don’t offer Kyle Lohse to a last-place owner for Johan Santana. That might make the other owner feel a tad small. And you wouldn’t want to do that, would you?
Batterymates need balance
Pitcher, catcher foster delicate relationship in majors
June 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
Michael Barrett pondered the question: Is there any other relationship in sports that combines the delicate balance, the mutual support and the combustible potential of baseball’s pitcher and catcher?
Surf’s up for ‘Fantastic Four’ at box office
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
As the summer movie season heats up, Hollywood is pulling out all the stops to attract family audiences. Both of the weekend’s major releases were PG-rated movies marketed toward young viewers, though results were mixed.
Baghdad residents emerge from 4-day lockdown
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
Residents emerged from their homes Sunday at the end of a four-day lockdown and found themselves caught in traffic spawned by hundreds of new police and army checkpoints.
Astronauts finish spacewalk tasks
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two astronauts carried out home-improvement tasks Sunday on the international space station, wrapping up a series of challenging spacewalks in the past week.
Sarkozy’s party wins majority in elections
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Nicolas Sarkozy’s party won a clear parliamentary majority Sunday in elections seen as crucial to his vision for opening up France’s economy, although the opposition thwarted a landslide victory by capitalizing on voter fears of giving Sarkozy too much power.
Credit union starts ‘Stuff the Bus’ drive
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
KU Credit Union will be accepting donations of school supplies through July 31, part of the financial institution’s “Stuff the Bus” drive that benefits Lawrence public schools.
Lawrence Therapy adds pathologist
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Trena Rausch has joined the staff of Lawrence Therapy Services and Baldwin Therapy Services as a part-time speech-language pathologist.
State officials warn public about elderly abuse
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
State officials recently urged Kansans to be on the lookout for elderly persons who may be abused.
Man builds stagecoach for backyard
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
Most people would enjoy Greg Punches’ backyard - a nice deck, two ponds and a stream, a gazebo, a wishing well and a water wheel. But what they wouldn’t know is that he built it all.
With deadline looming, Pentagon looking for progress
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
Just two months ago the Pentagon’s public message to Iraqi leaders was sharp and loud: Our patience is thinning, the clock is ticking.
Lincoln museum gets vast collection
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
A battered old hat, a pair of stained gloves, a child’s silly rhyme - hardly the stuff of history. Except that this hat is a stovepipe hat, the gloves are stained with a president’s blood and the rhyme was written by a young Abraham Lincoln.
Eyes on the skies
Airline meteorologists’ forecasts affect passengers’ plans, finances
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Airline meteorologist Mark Mabey stares at four computer screens on his desk. They are filled with data, charts and radar images. All seem to suggest a different potential for thunderstorms - the airlines’ enemy during the hectic summer travel season.
DNA study: Etruscans came from Turkey
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Genetic studies of Italians in Tuscany show that their forefathers, the ancient Etruscans, moved to Italy from what is now Turkey - an origin that many archaeologists have dismissed as unlikely.
Planning commissioners to look at new Wal-Mart
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commissioners will have a preliminary discussion about plans for a new Wal-Mart in northwestern Lawrence at their June 25 meeting.
Motorcycle-deer wreck leaves 2 people injured
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
An Olathe man has been released from the hospital after a motorcycle-deer collision Saturday night 2 miles south of Lawrence.
Flooding closes museum at Kansas Cosmosphere
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center has had to close its museum because of flooding.
How to choose pet insurance
June 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
If your animal became hurt or ill, could you afford medical care? Pet health insurance can offer peace of mind - and big savings.
Money doesn’t make a leader
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
When Republican political strategist Mary Matalin predicts that the 2008 presidential nominations won’t come down to whoever-has-the-most-bucks winning, you have to wonder who’s been spiking her Kool-Aid.
Nifong’s future uncertain
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
His law license lost and reputation in tatters, Mike Nifong seemingly can fall no further. But the disgraced prosecutor who committed “intentional prosecutorial misconduct” in his pursuit of the Duke lacrosse rape case faces an uncertain - and likely troubled - future.
Fine-tuning resume can boost job search
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Q: Why are jobs so difficult to find? Everything is based on “image management” - how you walk, talk. Sort of like the Aerosmith song, “Walk This Way, Talk This Way.” I’m wondering if my image - as seen through my resume and cover letter - is holding me back.
Bus blast deadliest attack since 2001
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Nasir Ahmad lay in a hospital bed, his right eye swollen and his cheek covered in a bloody bandage, hours after being pulled from the charred wreckage of a bus blasted apart by a suicide bomber.
LMH has several needs
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is looking for volunteers who can make a three month commitment for three hours a week to provide excellent quality service to patients, visitors and staff.
Heartland’ eclipsed by ‘Closer’ return
June 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
It’s an unwritten rule of show business: Don’t follow a hot act. Treat Williams’ new series, “Heartland” (9 p.m., TNT), a perfunctory and noble medical soap opera, follows Kyra Sedgwick in the third-season opener of “The Closer” (8 p.m., TNT). “Heartland” pales in comparison.
Passing the buck
Having the city build a new public sidewalk adjacent to your property isn’t necessarily cause for celebration.
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
New residential sidewalks are sort of a mixed blessing for local property owners. As part of Tuesday’s Lawrence City Commission agenda, the Lawrence Public Works Department is proposing about $150,000 in new sidewalk construction for this year.
Money tip
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Cash machines cost Americans more than $4 billion a year, reports Bankrate.com. You pay an average $1.64 per transaction every time you withdraw money from an ATM owned by a bank where you don’t hold an account.
Care company offering Medicaid orientations
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas Health Solutions, a nonprofit managed care company, is offering orientations for new Medicaid members across the state. The sessions will provide an overview of the member handbook and an opportunity for consumers to ask questions about the coverage.
Cabrera smokes field
Tiger huffs, but ‘Duck’ puffs way to title
June 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
In the common, natural order, a journeyman doesn’t beat the greatest golfer in the world, a chain smoker doesn’t beat a fitness freak, a Duck doesn’t beat a Tiger. All of this is just more proof that there is nothing common or natural about the U.S. Open.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
Some 400 junior high youngsters were attending music and art camp at Kansas University, and soon about 2,000 would come to KU for the high school sections of the popular summer camp.
Abbas swears in emergency Cabinet
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Ignoring Hamas’ vehement protests, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday swore in a new government without his political rivals, outlawed Hamas militias and said he’ll push hard for a restoration of foreign aid to the Palestinians after a punishing 15-month boycott.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 18, 1907: “Secretary Taft’s friends are saying he will retire from the presidential race because of his health and the fact he does not like the kind of fierce fighting that seems to be growing in politics.
Push for increase in biofuels causes oil industry to scale back refinery expansion
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
A push from Congress and the White House for huge increases in biofuels, such as ethanol, is prompting the oil industry to scale back its plans for refinery expansions. That could keep gasoline prices high, possibly for years to come.
Olympics may help press change in China
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
Some countries host the Olympics as a coming out on the world stage. Economically resurgent Japan used the Tokyo games of 1964 in such a way. So did South Korea in 1988. China as usual is different. The Middle Kingdom will host the 2008 Olympics to bring the world onto the Chinese stage.
Dinosaur on exhibit more rare than thought
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A5
Thomas Carr knows an albertosaurus when he sees one. And that dinosaur standing next to the Tyrannosaurus rex at the Museum of World Treasures in Wichita is no albertosaurus, Carr said, regardless of what the label says.
Ruth Graham laid to rest Sunday
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Ruth Graham was buried Sunday at the foot of a cross-shaped walkway in the woodsy Prayer Garden, on the grounds of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte.
Abortion issue bears state’s imprint
Long-term battle includes 1974 Dole debate, Summer of Mercy, Tiller investigation
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
Last week’s abortion battle in Kansas produced more heated remarks from anti-abortion television personality Bill O’Reilly, more blistering statements from interest groups on both sides of the issue, and more leaked “evidence” against well-known abortionist George Tiller.
Kidnapped Iraqi journalist found slain
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
The managing editor of a daily government-run newspaper launched with U.S. funding after the fall of Saddam Hussein was found slain Sunday, the 85th Iraqi journalist to be killed in Iraq since the war began.
Though many cars take ethanol, not all drivers find it at the pumps
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
Steve Williams does what millions of American motorists can’t: Fill up on cheaper, ethanol-based fuel from a local gas station.
While you’re at it, get interior in tip-top shape, too
June 18, 2007 in print edition on D2
While you’re giving the outside of your car a good cleaning, you might as well detail the inside, too.
Brownback aide rebuked for anti-Mormon e-mail
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
An aide to GOP presidential candidate Sam Brownback has been reprimanded for sending e-mail to Iowa Republican leaders in an apparent attempt to draw unfavorable scrutiny to rival Mitt Romney’s Mormonism.
Greensburg to see if Dillons rebuilds
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Six weeks after a tornado wiped out most of the town, including its only grocery store, residents are waiting to find out whether Dillons will be back.
Militants fire 2 rockets from Lebanon at Israel
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Militants in Lebanon fired at least two rockets into Israel on Sunday, causing no casualties and little damage but raising the possibility of a new flare-up on the volatile border less than a year after Israel’s bloody monthlong war against Hezbollah.
President unwraps Father’s Day gifts
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
President Bush unwrapped Father’s Day gifts Sunday at his Texas ranch where the skies let go a deluge of rain that turned roadside gullies into muddy ponds and closed the main road into this tiny Texas community.
Louisville knocks off Mississippi State
June 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
Chris Dominguez hit two of Louisville’s four home runs, Justin Marks allowed two singles before taking a hard shot to his left leg in the sixth inning, and the Cardinals eliminated Mississippi State from the College World Series with a 12-4 victory Sunday.
Terror plot suspect’s daughter released
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
The daughter of a suspect accused of plotting to bomb New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is free on $50 bond following her detention on suspicion of weapons possession unrelated to the plot.
Topeka man arrested on auto-theft charge
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence police officers have arrested a Topeka man suspected of a vehicle theft and other crimes after an incident at 6:35 a.m. Sunday that investigators were still trying to sort out Sunday afternoon.
Medical center to unveil plan to attract bioscience research
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
The Kansas University Medical Center plans to invest $800 million over the next 10 years in a bid to attract more life science research to the region.
Scientific illustrator to speak at meeting
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Sara Taliaferro will speak about scientific illustration tonight at the June meeting of the Lawrence Art Guild.
KU center offers seminar Friday
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Kansas University Small Business Development Center will present an afternoon edition of “The Right Start,” an ongoing seminar series for startups, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the center, 734 Vt., suite 104.
Byron D. Moats, Nancy K. Oyler Moats
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Memorial services for Byron D. Moats, 62, and Nancy K. Oyler Moats, 64, both of Westwood, Kan., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Country Club Congregational Church in Kansas City, Mo. Private inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.
Lawrence Datebook
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Architect of fashion’ Ferre dies at 62
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Gianfranco Ferre, the Italian designer known as the “architect of fashion” for his structured, sculpted shapes and for his groundbreaking tenure at Christian Dior, died Sunday, a hospital said. He was 62.
Robinson ready for last go-around
Kansas senior guard working summer camps, working out in preparation for final season
June 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
Russell Robinson is savoring every second of his fourth Bill Self summer basketball camp.
Abel sparks Raiders past All-Stars, 15-9
June 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
Leadoff hitter Matthew Abel went 4-for-6 to lead a 15-hit attack as Lawrence’s Raiders defeated Oklahoma Spivey All-Stars, 15-9, on Sunday in Legion baseball at Kansas State’s field.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
June 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
Former Kansas University basketball forward Julian Wright has started working out for NBA teams leading up to the June 28 draft.
Royals rule NL again
K.C. fillets Fish, moves to 8-4 in interleague
June 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
In 1997, the Kansas City Royals were given an option of moving to the National League. They opted to stay where they were. A decade later, it appears they made the wrong decision.
Cafe buying into tea trend
June 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
Bistro Bella, Italian for “beautiful cafe,” nestles in Clinton Parkway’s strip mall next to Juice Stop. Soft background music creates a pleasant atmosphere inside, where it’s spacious and inviting, with two soft full-size sofas, a large table for group meetings and plenty of smaller ones.
Westar charge shocks family
Homeowner gets instructions, bill for burying own power line
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
Late last month, Toni Dudley’s lights went out at her home at 3033 Campfire Drive. A crew from Westar Energy came out and determined that the underground electrical line from the pole to the meter had become water-saturated and failed.
Argentina captivated by upscale murder mystery
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Did the son do it? That is the question of the day in Argentina’s most sensational murder mystery: the unsolved slaying more than six months ago of Nora Dalmasso, a mother of two who was strangled in her suburban home with the belt of her robe.
Tiger hasn’t had the magic this year
He’s still the best golfer in the world, but Woods showing that close isn’t quite close enough
June 18, 2007 in print edition on C2
The bargain is rarely this simple. Make birdie at either No. 17 or 18 and force a playoff. Birdie them both and the U.S. Open trophy rides home in the back seat of the car that carried Tiger Woods out onto Hulton Road late Sunday afternoon and away from Oakmont Country Club.
Edwards snaps prolonged drought
Trademark backflip done after claiming checkered flag
June 18, 2007 in print edition on C2
Carl Edwards won four races in his first full season, finishing an impressive third in the Nextel Cup standings.
Pump patrol
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
KU graduate leads high-flying squadron
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Marine Corps is going through a change, and a Kansas University graduate is at the forefront of it.
Therapist rejoins TherapyWorks staff
June 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
Hyon Kyu Kim has rejoined the clinical staff at TherapyWorks, Lawrence.
Inspection finds new violations at hospital
Larned State Hospital called ‘unsafe and deteriorating environment’
June 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
State inspectors say patients at Larned State Hospital face “an unsafe and deteriorating environment” after finding dozens of new violations at the state’s facility for the profoundly mentally ill.