Archive for Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Also from May 23

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Past Project Graduations Game 05-23-07 Emus
Podcasts
Polls
What do you think of a domestic partnership registry for Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
I approve
 
62%
I disapprove
 
33%
Undecided
 
4%
Total 700
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Ann Merkel gets cozy with Sampson the emu, one half of seven breeding pairs at her Sundance Emu Ranch east of Lawrence. While many speculators got out of the emu industry in the early 1990s, Merkel continues to raise the birds for meat and oil. Bridge closures are coming down pike
May 23, 2007 in print edition on 1A
This is the big one. Kansas Turnpike Authority officials on Tuesday unveiled plans to replace the double bridge over the Kansas River in Lawrence at a cost of about $140 million.
9:00 a.m.
Domestic registry approved
May 23, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence soon will be unlike any other community in the state in how it treats gay couples.
<h6>Special coverage</h6> <p><a href="/news/24_hours_in_lawrence/2007/may/6am_noon/"><img src="http://media.ljworld.com/img/specials/24_hours_promo.jpg" alt="24 hours in Lawrence" /></a></p>
2:31 p.m.
An emu walks through its pen at Sundance Emu Ranch east of Lawrence. The ranch currently has 72 emus raised for meat and oil. Flightless fare
May 23, 2007 in print edition on 1D
Ann Merkel started raising emus because they’re so ugly only their mothers could love them. “I thought I wouldn’t get attached,” Merkel says. “But I forgot I was going to be their mother.”
<h6>Special coverage</h6> <p><a href="/news/24_hours_in_lawrence/2007/may/6am_noon/"><img src="http://media.ljworld.com/img/specials/24_hours_promo.jpg" alt="24 hours in Lawrence" /></a></p>
6:01 p.m.
FREE STATE HIGH SENIOR TODD LEE has proven a quick study in the pole vault, winning a Class 6A regional title and qualifying for the 6A state meet in Wichita in just his second season of competition. Learning to fly
May 23, 2007 in print edition on 1C
In little more than a month, Todd Lee will depart for Colorado Springs, Colo., to begin basic training for his appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. Once there, the Free State High senior hopes to take the initial steps toward his dream career of piloting an F-22 stealth fighter jet.
<h6>Special coverage</h6> <p><a href="/news/24_hours_in_lawrence/2007/may/6am_noon/"><img src="http://media.ljworld.com/img/specials/24_hours_promo.jpg" alt="24 hours in Lawrence" /></a></p>

All stories

Domestic registry approved
4-1 vote makes Lawrence only city in state to recognize gay partnerships
May 23, 2007 in print edition on A1
Lawrence soon will be unlike any other community in the state in how it treats gay couples.
Pump patrol
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Teahen’s walk decisive
Royals turn back Indians, 4-3
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C5
Mark Teahen kept the Kansas City Royals going strong and the Cleveland Indians struggling on the road - all by keeping the bat on his shoulder.
Horoscopes
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B5
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Lawrence Datebook
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
May 23, 2007
Commodities
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C10
Learning curve
The Kansas Lottery office must work quickly to stay ahead of the efforts to expand casino gambling in the state.
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B6
“I’m not aware of anybody in Kansas government right now that’s well-versed on casino management, so we’re running on a pretty steep learning curve,” said Ed Van Petten, director of the Kansas Lottery.
On the record
May 23, 2007 in print edition on B2
Spurs spank Jazz for 2-0 series edge
Parker totals 17 points, 14 assists in 105-96 victory
May 23, 2007 in print edition on C6
Only two games into the Western Conference finals, Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs already are toying with Utah.