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Stepping Stone Ranch Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
How do you plan to commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday today?

Poll results

Response Percent
I have no plans to commemorate the day.
I have to work.
I will have a conversation about King with a family member, friend or colleague.
I will be attending an event in his honor.
Total 347

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Novelist Sara Paretsky will visit Lawrence on Tuesday to promote her latest novel, "Bleeding Kansas." Paretsky is an alumna of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. State of belief
January 20, 2008 in print edition on 1D
Sara Paretsky remembered this story when writing her first novel based in Kansas. It was about a decade ago, in the hot Kansas summer sun, when her mother was gravely ill. She was walking from the Eldridge Hotel to Teller’s for dinner, and she encountered white-shirt-clad Christians trying to sell her on the Bible. It’s worth mentioning here that Paretsky is Jewish.
8:00 a.m.
Front row from left, Johnnette Franklin, Eva Daniels and Tina Franklin, all of Lawrence, sing with the Martin Luther King Adult Choir during the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Gospel Musical. The event was Sunday at the Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship, 700 Wakarusa. Ev’ry voice lifts in song
January 21, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It was a scene that Martin Luther King Jr. would have loved. A rainbow of faces - black, white, American Indian, Hispanic - dotting the rows of a church to come together to celebrate unity and peace.
12:00 p.m.
The Douglas County Sheriff's department was ready to roll out its X-26 Taser stun guns in the summer of 2006. The department has created a policy and procedures for how and when to use the electro muscular disruption devices. Pictured is one stun gun with a removed cartridge at right where it would be loaded for firing and a second cartridge that can be stored in the gun's handle. Police asking to test Tasers
January 21, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The Lawrence Police Department wants to start a pilot project that could lead to all patrol officers carrying Tasers, a gun-like device that delivers an electric charge. Project supporters said using Tasers could make it less likely that police officers will have to brandish their firearms.
4:00 p.m.
Some Kansas tourism officials want more money to lure more visitors to the state to experience unique Kansas places, like the Flint Hills, pictured above during the 2006 Symphony in the Flint Hills. Tourism boosters say state not meeting potential
January 21, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Less bureaucracy and more money. That’s what Kansas tourism officials are telling state leaders is needed to lure more visitors to the state. “We’re not a state with mountains or beaches, but the fact is we really do have a lot to offer,” said Judy Billings, director of the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau.
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence Fire & Medical Lt. Ed Noonen wipes away insulation after coming out of a apartment building in the 2000 block of Heatherwood Drive, where fire broke out about 6:00 a.m. Saturday. The blaze is blamed on an unattended candle left in a second story bedroom. Candle officially listed as cause of apartment fire
January 21, 2008 in print edition on 3A
An unattended candle caused a weekend fire that displaced 20 people at a south Lawrence apartment building. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical released no further information Monday about the cause of the fire in a second floor apartment at Heatherwood Valley Apartments, 2040 Heatherwood Drive. The 24-unit building is divided by a fire wall and the damage was on the eastern side.

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Perfect, not pretty
Brady falters, but Pats hold off Chargers
January 21, 2008 in print edition on B5
Perfect isn’t always pretty. And every now and then, the blemish-free New England Patriots win a game the hard way.