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Lawrence City Commissioners are considering a route for extending 31st Street from Haskell Avenue to O'Connell Road to alleviate east-west traffic congestion. Which route do you prefer?

Poll results

Response Percent
A straight line near Mary’s Lake.
 
51%
A quarter-mile south to avoid Mary’s Lake.
 
32%
Don’t extend 31st Street.
 
12%
Consider an alternative.
 
4%
Total 370
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence city commissioners agreed Thursday that 31st Street must be extended from Haskell Avenue to O'Connell Road to alleviate east-west traffic congestion. They also agreed that the road should have a boulevard design that promotes usage by local traffic and lower speeds. City: 31st St. extension needed
November 2, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence city commissioners agreed Thursday that 31st Street must be extended from Haskell Avenue to O’Connell Road to alleviate east-west traffic congestion. They also agreed that the road should have a boulevard design that promotes usage by local traffic and lower speeds.
9:00 a.m.
Thousands of Kansas fans and students show their support as the Jayhawks take to the field against Southeast Louisiana on Sept. 8, 2007 at Memorial Stadium. Jayhawk fans won't get the chance to wave the wheat against Missouri in Lawrence this year; instead, the Border Showdown will take place on neutral ground in Kansas City, Mo. Ticket turmoil
November 2, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Leland Johnson has held KU football season tickets for more than 25 years. He has sat in his seats under the press box at Memorial Stadium for virtually every game, arriving before kickoff and not leaving until the band has concluded “Home on the Range.” But Wednesday, the Goddard resident received his tickets to the Nov. 24 KU-MU game at Arrowhead Stadium, and he’s disappointed.
1:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
'Music Man' marches onto KU stage
Posted November 2, 2007
It's been 50 years since Meredith Willson's hit "The Music Man" first appeared on Broadway. In honor of that anniversary - and the 50th anniversary of Kansas University's Murphy Hall - University Theatre is staging the venerable musical starting next week. The production is featured this week in the Pulse Podcast. Hear the director and cast talk about putting on the show, and what makes it popular after half a century. Also, you can hear several tunes, including "76 Trombones" and "Ya Got Trouble."
4:00 p.m.
T.J. Everett 11, left, works on his ballroom skills with dance instructor Shirley Barrand. Fifth- and sixth-graders at Quail Run School are dancing for 10 physical educations classes. A graceful approach to gym
November 2, 2007 in print edition on 3A
There is a certain age for boys and girls that could be called the “yuck” stage. That’s the years before middle school, when neither gender wants to have anything to do with the other. So when the Lawrence Schools Foundation received money from donors who wanted to see ballroom dancing brought to the city’s elementary schools to put a twist on physical education, teachers were faced with a challenge.
10:00 p.m.
City commissioners in November agreed to allow the downtown drinking establishment The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St., to keep its sidewalk dining license, even though the coffee shop/bar doesn't meet the city's requirement that says businesses with sidewalk seating areas make at least 70 percent of their sales from food. Other bar owners at tonight's City Commission meeting will be asking commissioners to allow bars to have the same sort of sidewalk seating areas that restaurants currently enjoy. 
Bar owners hope to sell alcohol on sidewalks
November 2, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The new owners of The Bourgeois Pig could help break ground for downtown bar owners hoping for permission to sell beer and booze on the sidewalks of the city’s central business district. At least that’s what Jerry Neverve is counting on.

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Lawrence Datebook
November 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Rec calendar
November 2, 2007 in print edition on B5
Recreational and sporting events around Lawrence