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How much time do you plan to spend at Thursday's Downtown Sidewalk Sale?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’m not going.
 
70%
Less than three hours.
 
22%
Three to six hours.
 
5%
More than six hours.
 
1%
Total 577
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
From left, shoppers Kristen Dexter, Nan Wang, Kortney Stubbs, Carrie Ottens, and Angela Jepson peruse a sale rack outside Maurices, 739 Massachusetts, in this file photo. Carnival of bargains’ to hit downtown
July 13, 2008 in print edition on 3A
If you’ve been waiting for Thursday’s downtown Sidewalk Sale, here’s some sage advice, courtesy of Dan Hughes, president of Downtown Lawrence Inc. “Arrive early, and bring lots of water and your walking shoes,” said Hughes, owner of Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, 802 Mass. The annual event lasts from sunup until sundown on Thursday, and organizers expect tens of thousands of people to hunt for discounts.
6:00 a.m.
Mark Purcell, left, and Erik Rogers, both framers with Bowden Complete Homes and Framing, work Friday on a new home at 1547 Hanscom Road in east Lawrence. For the first half of 2008, only 47 new homes were constructed in Lawrence. Building permits show no sign of turnaround
July 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It would have been a good month - 47 new single-family homes springing from the Lawrence ground. That type of month is the kind that keeps builders on their toes, and more importantly marks a return to the go-go ‘90s when construction kept the gears of the local economy well-oiled. But neither local builders, nor the economy, had that type of month. Instead, 47 was the total number of Lawrence single-family housing starts for the first six months of the year.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas National Guard Col. Vic Braden walks away from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter after it landed last year in tornado-devastated Greensburg. At the time Braden, from Lawrence, was commander of the 69th Troop Command. He now serves as operations director for the Army National Guard. Equipment shortage persists for Kansas National Guard
July 14, 2008 in print edition on 3A
When a tornado leveled Greensburg in May 2007, the Kansas National Guard had only two flyable Blackhawk utility helicopters available to support its response to the area. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius made national headlines when she said the Guard’s lack of trucks and Humvee all-purpose vehicles hindered its ability to respond to state emergencies.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate Jim Flory chats about primary election
July 14, 2008
Jim Flory is running for the Third District Douglas County Commission seat.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate Jim Flory chats about primary election
July 14, 2008
Jim Flory is running for the Third District Douglas County Commission seat.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate Jim Flory chats about primary election
July 14, 2008
Jim Flory is running for the Third District Douglas County Commission seat.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate Jim Flory chats about primary election
July 14, 2008
Jim Flory is running for the Third District Douglas County Commission seat.
2:30 p.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate Jim Flory chats about primary election
July 14, 2008
Jim Flory is running for the Third District Douglas County Commission seat.
2:30 p.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate Jim Flory chats about primary election
July 14, 2008
Jim Flory is running for the Third District Douglas County Commission seat.
3:30 p.m.
Lawrence police and paramedics investigate the scene of a fatal accident near Sixth and Arkansas streets Saturday afternoon. The driver of a mo-ped was killed when he was struck by a T bus. Witnesses said the bus driver did not have time to stop when the mo-ped pulled onto Sixth Street from a liquor store parking lot. The accident occurred about 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Police say victim in Sixth Street mo-ped accident did not have valid driver’s license
11:16 a.m., July 14, 2008 Updated 5:46 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A mo-ped driver who died after pulling out in front of a city T bus Saturday afternoon did not have a valid driver’s license, police said Monday.
6:00 p.m.
Ian Legler, an employee at the Joe-College.com store in the 700 block of Massachusetts, works on phone orders last week as the store battled Kansas University's claim of copyright infringement. As he filled orders, he had to tell customers not all orders could be filled pending the verdict. On Monday, the jury gave KU a partial victory, but attorneys for Joe-College.com said the verdict would allow the store to remain open. Jury finds for KU in Joe-College lawsuit
4:38 p.m., July 14, 2008 Updated 6:35 p.m. in print edition on 1A
“Muck Fizzou” lives but “Our Coach Can Eat Your Coach” is T-shirt history. That was part of the outcome Monday from a federal jury in the lawsuit filed by Kansas University over T-shirts sold by Joe-College.com, 734 Mass.

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Monday, July 14 weather at 10 p.m.
July 14, 2008
The forecast for Tuesday, July 15 calls for a high of 92, with a low around 66.
Local swimmer takes shot at Olympics
July 14, 2008
For Emma Reaney, it’s reality. For the rest of us, it’s likely a dream. Earlier this month, the Lawrence 15-year-old took part in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the weekend, Kevin Romary caught up with Emma at the Aquahawks’ “Wave the Wheat Meet” in Lawrence.
T-Bones face Winnipeg
July 14, 2008
All-Star week is complete in the Northern League. The Kansas City T-Bones returned home tonight to host Winnipeg.
Police say: No leads or developments in Tonganoxie shooting
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A5
Tonganoxie police are still looking for a suspect in the Friday night shooting of a 24-year-old Tonganoxie man.
Jury finds for KU in Joe-College lawsuit
04:38 p.m., July 14, 2008 Updated 06:35 p.m. in print edition on A1
“Muck Fizzou” lives but “Our Coach Can Eat Your Coach” is T-shirt history. That was part of the outcome Monday from a federal jury in the lawsuit filed by Kansas University over T-shirts sold by Joe-College.com, 734 Mass.
Releford scores eight in U.S. victory
July 14, 2008
Awarded a spot in the starting lineup on USA Basketball’s Under 18 National Team, Travis Releford didn’t disappoint in the opening game of the FIBA U18 championships Monday in Argentina. Releford, Kansas University’s 6-foot-5 freshman combo guard out of Roeland Park Bishop Miege, scored eight points off 4-of-5 shooting and grabbed five rebounds in the United States’ 82-73 victory over Venezuela.
Here is the workout for tonight’s Red Dog’s Dog Days
July 14, 2008
Today’s Red Dog’s Dog Days workout.
Teen gets probation for auto burglaries
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A5
A 19-year-old Lawrence man will serve one year on probation for convictions related to several auto burglaries in April.
In “miserable” budget discussion, county arrives at 3.4 mill increase; decision not final
12:04 p.m., July 14, 2008 Updated 10:39 a.m. in print edition on A1
After spending a weekend searching for budget cuts, Douglas County commissioners still are looking at a property tax increase of more than 3 mills in 2009.
Police say victim in Sixth Street mo-ped accident did not have valid driver’s license
11:16 a.m., July 14, 2008 Updated 05:46 p.m. in print edition on A1
A mo-ped driver who died after pulling out in front of a city T bus Saturday afternoon did not have a valid driver’s license, police said Monday.
Slattery pins Boeing blame on Roberts
Senator sidesteps Democrat’s contention that he rejected ‘Buy American’ provision
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A1
Last week, Boeing Co. won a second chance to bid on a $35 billion Air Force refueling tanker contract, but Democrat Jim Slattery is hoping U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., doesn’t get a second chance on the issue.
Study: Many retirees may outlive savings
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A1
Nearly three out of five middle-class retirees will probably run out of money if they maintain their pre-retirement lifestyles, a new study from Ernst & Young has concluded.
AL-worst Mariners too much for Kansas City, 4-3
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
Finally, somebody else messed up even worse than Seattle. Adrian Beltre was caught in a rundown between third base and home in the ninth inning of a tie game Sunday. But he scored the go-ahead run on John Buck’s throwing error, and the Mariners went into the All-Star break with a 4-3 victory over the Royals that made their AL-worst 37-58 record seem a bit less painful.
Scooter sales up; safety a concern
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A4
Debbie Schick maneuvered a motorcycle through cones and around a circular course in the parking lot at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue on Sunday. For the Olathe resident, safety comes first before hitting the open road.
Stylist joins Avanti Salon in Lawrence
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B7
Toni Dailey has joined Avanti Salon, Lawrence, as a stylist.
City Commission agenda: Pedestrian issues on agenda
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A4
City commissioners will consider pedestrian safety issues requested by neighbors, but not included in the city’s budget.
Young Aquahawks dedicated bunch
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
Two-hour practices six days a week prove swimming is no joke to 12-year-old Lawrence Aquahawks Phoebe Grabill, Heather Cistola and Shannon Brouk. For those girls, swimming is serious business, and they have the intensity and passion to prove it.
WSU asks for grant for medical devices
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
Wichita State University is asking the state for a $31 million, five-year grant to invent and build new medical industries.
Wallet-less traveler recounts journey
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
Panic, embarrassment and shock. When Julie Brown lost her wallet shortly before she was to fly from Kansas City to Columbus, Ohio, she didn’t know what to do. While passing through Lawrence on her way to Kansas City from Topeka, Brown misplaced her wallet at a gasoline station as she was filling up. Despite a frantic search and filing a report with the Lawrence Police Department, the Columbus resident went to Kansas City International Airport with no proof of identification.
State unveils plan to fight diabetes
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
A new program to control and prevent diabetes will depend in large part on convincing Kansans to take better care of themselves.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
The strong showing in home building here continued in June when 19 building permits were issued for single-family homes, almost double the total for June 1982.
US government spells out mortgage backstop proposal
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Federal Reserve and the Treasury announced steps Sunday to shore up mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose shares have plunged as losses from their mortgage holdings threatened their financial survival.
Jolie, Pitt welcome twins
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
Brad Pitt was emotional but calm, Angelina Jolie laughed and chatted. The world’s most famous celebrity couple were joined in emotion during the birth of their twins - a boy and a girl - and all “are doing marvelously well,” the doctor who delivered the babies in a seaside hospital on the French Riviera said Sunday.
American League Roundup: Red Sox reclaim AL East lead
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B4
Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched six scoreless innings, and Boston reclaimed the AL East lead going into the All-Star break.
Nine U.S. soldiers killed in firefight
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
Nine U.S. soldiers were killed in heavy fighting Sunday at a military base in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border, according to a Western official. The attack was the deadliest against U.S. forces in the country since 2005.
Lecompton farmer leads Angus group
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
Bryce Schumann, Lecompton, has been named chief executive officer of the American Angus Association, based in St. Joseph, Mo.
Hagel to join Obama on trip to Middle East
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel plans to accompany Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on an upcoming trip to the Middle East, fueling speculation about the Nebraska politician’s future.
Nations seek Mideast WMD ban
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A6
Forty-three nations, including Israel and Arab states, pledged Sunday to work for a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction at the close of a summit to launch an unprecedented Union for the Mediterranean aimed at securing peace across the restive region.
Images stylists attend The Redken Exchange
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B7
Four stylists from Images Salon and Day Spa, Lawrence, attended a recent edition of The Redken Exchange in New York City.
Gay bishop fights Anglican exclusion
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
The first openly gay U.S. Episcopal bishop was barred from a once-a-decade Anglican meeting so he wouldn’t become a focus of the global event. Anglicans on all sides of the issue agree: The strategy has backfired.
Cubs reliever Marmol joins All-Star roster
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Cubs tied the National League record for most players on an All-Star team when reliever Carlos Marmol was selected Sunday to replace injured Chicago teammate Kerry Wood.
Yahoo rejects offer from Microsoft, Icahn
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
The battle for Yahoo Inc. heated up over the weekend when the Internet giant rejected a proposal from Microsoft Corp. and billionaire investor Carl Icahn to break up Yahoo.
Horoscopes
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
You willingly put in the necessary hours to achieve your long-term goals. You might not be 100 percent right, but your endurance makes you a trusted ally. If you are single, you’ll meet someone just doing your daily thing. If you are attached, the two of you might decide to take up a new project or diet together.
FISA law attacks basic U.S. freedom
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
If the sweeping surveillance law signed by President Bush on Thursday - giving the U.S. government nearly unchecked authority to eavesdrop on the phone calls and e-mails of innocent Americans - is allowed to stand, we will have eroded one of the most important bulwarks to a free press and an open society.
Twins’ Morneau selected to play in Home Run Derby
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B3
Minnesota’s Justin Morneau was selected for the All-Star Home Run Derby, completing the eight-man field for tonight’s contest at Yankee Stadium.
Report: Anheuser-Busch agrees to InBev sale
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
Anheuser-Busch agreed to be acquired by Belgian brewer InBev for about $52 billion in a deal that would shift ownership of the nation’s largest brewer overseas, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Pakistan focused on India, not militants
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
When a suicide car bomb killed scores of people at the gate of the Indian Embassy in Kabul last week, the shock waves reached Washington.
New facilities allow troops to train in-state
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A5
Kansas National Guard troops no longer have to spend months in another state training before overseas deployments. They do most of that training in Kansas, thanks to millions of dollars spent on new facilities in the last few years. In October 2007, the 161st Field Artillery became the first unit to undergo pre-deployment training at the Great Plains Joint Regional Training Center near Salina.
Building permits show no sign of turnaround
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A1
It would have been a good month - 47 new single-family homes springing from the Lawrence ground. That type of month is the kind that keeps builders on their toes, and more importantly marks a return to the go-go ‘90s when construction kept the gears of the local economy well-oiled. But neither local builders, nor the economy, had that type of month. Instead, 47 was the total number of Lawrence single-family housing starts for the first six months of the year.
Commentary: Yankee Stadium too classic to destroy
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
They are throwing a big party in the Bronx this week, giving Yankee Stadium its final All-Star showcase. The shame of it is that there is no reason to say goodbye. Some fans have a problem saying farewell to their heroes of the diamond or the gridiron. I have trouble saying so long to a stadium that has no need to undergo the wrecking ball.
Spicy Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
July 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
Spicy Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Heavy rains complicate firefighting efforts
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A6
Violent thunderstorms brought rain bursts that modestly helped firefighting efforts Sunday, but the downpours also triggered mudslides that complicated California’s unfolding wildfire disaster.
Perry chalks up win at John Deere
47-year old victorious in three of five starts this year
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B2
He never wanted to be the star or the main attraction, but Kenny Perry will have no choice if this continues. The guy who merely wanted to win enough to make the Ryder Cup team is now racking up victories at a rapid pace.
Washing sleeping bags helps to preserve them
July 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
When it comes to cleaning a sleeping bag, many people might choose a professional laundering service. But dry cleaning can have a negative effect on down filling. Dry cleaning solvents can also strip natural oils that give down its loft.
On the record
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported no new calls Sunday.
Hellboy II’ catches fire with $35.9M
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
Superheroes battling inner demons often rule the box office. This time, the superhero was a demon as “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” pulled in $35.9 million to debut as the No. 1 weekend film.
Father’s heart attack led D.A. to career as attorney
July 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
A heart attack changed the course of Charles Branson’s life. The Douglas County district attorney was 15 years old when he accompanied his father on a tree-cutting job. “We were on this big-bucket tree truck in Hutchinson when my father turned ashen, clutched his chest and told me to drive him home,” Branson recalls. “I was terrified. I’d never driven before, but knew I had to do it.”
All-Stars can get lost in New York
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B3
In most cities, the All-Star game comes with giddy welcoming stories anticipating the annual gathering of baseball’s best. The front page of one New York newspaper Sunday was devoted to baseball, all right, but with a different sort of headline: “A-ROD LOVE NEST.”
Calling in sick: Dos and don’ts
July 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
Need to call in sick? There are right and wrong ways to let your boss know you’re a no-show. If your illness has caused a sudden loss of common sense, follow these tips compiled from human resources experts and other sources.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University forward Julian Wright of the New Orleans Hornets had 11 points off 5-of-12 shooting with six turnovers in Sunday’s 77-75 victory over Charlotte.
Money tip: Finding a job in a bad market
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B7
Finding a job today may be more difficult than it was a year ago. Joe Turner of CareerBuilder.com offers three ideas for improving a job search:
Police impersonation a nationwide concern
July 14, 2008 in print edition on C8
A man forces his way into an apartment to rape the woman who lives there. A guy on a bicycle handcuffs and robs pedestrians, and another gropes random women on the side of the road. In each case, men pretending to be police preyed on victims who let down their guard because they thought they were being stopped by real officers.
Eudora resident passes CPA exam
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B7
Jeffrey Herrmann, Eudora, is among 22 candidates in Kansas to pass the computerized national Certified Public Accountant examination during the April/May exam window, the Kansas Board of Accountancy has announced.
Trickle-down
Two school-related cost issues reflect the broad impact of high-priced gasoline.
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
The trickle-down effect of $4-and-up gasoline costs is being felt in sectors of our society most of us never dreamed would feel such an impact. Along with the rising cost of just getting to and from somewhere, the pressure is mounting in countless other areas.
Lawrence author pens book on enriching trips
July 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
Learn to tango in Buenos Aires, make a quilt on Canada’s Prince Edward Island or brew beer in Belgium. These experiences and 97 more can be part of your next vacation, as described in the recently published book, “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life,” by Lawrence author Pam Grout (National Geographic, $19.95).
National League Roundup: Sabathia flashes bat in 3-2 victory
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B4
CC Sabathia pitched his first National League complete game, and pinch-hitter Craig Counsell hit a game-winning sacrifice fly.
Grace’ returns with over-the-top action
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
Intense, serious and self-consciously absurd, “Saving Grace” (9 p.m., TNT) stars Holly Hunter as an out-of-control Oklahoma City policewoman with more issues than a month of “Oprah” shows.
Compared with other countries, gasoline a good deal in US
Taxes make a difference in nations’ retail prices
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B7
Honked off by American pump prices? Cheer up. You could be commuting in Oslo, Norway, where gasoline costs $9.85 a gallon and filling up a Mini Cooper would set you back $130. That’s the priciest petrol on a list of world gasoline prices released recently by Associates for International Research Inc., a Massachusetts-based relocation consulting firm that tracks the cost of living in dozens of countries.
Lifeguard discovers ancient sea relic
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A2
An Israeli lifeguard taking a morning swim off the Mediterranean coast in southern Israel discovered a 2,500-year-old marble talisman to ward off the evil eye, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Sunday.
Equipment shortage persists for Kansas National Guard
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A3
When a tornado leveled Greensburg in May 2007, the Kansas National Guard had only two flyable Blackhawk utility helicopters available to support its response to the area. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius made national headlines when she said the Guard’s lack of trucks and Humvee all-purpose vehicles hindered its ability to respond to state emergencies.
Arthur hacking away
Ex-Jayhawk whistled 26 times in 3 games
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B1
It takes 10 fouls, not the usual six, for an NBA player to be disqualified from a Las Vegas Summer League game. Relaxing of the foul rules has been a blessing for former Kansas University basketball power forward Darrell Arthur of the Memphis Grizzlies, who was whistled for nine fouls Friday in his pro debut against New Orleans.
Club needs mentors for children
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B8
The Boys and Girls Club needs 60 volunteers to serve as mentors in the afterschool program Priceless Pals. Each mentor will be paired with a child to provide assistance with homework. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one hour a week for one school year.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 14, 1908: H.B. Peairs of Haskell is expected to be a top leader for the newly formed Lawrence Civic League designed to improve government and citizenship.
Putting your job in perspective
July 14, 2008 in print edition on B7
Q: I’m lost. I don’t like my job, and I can’t think of a single career I want to pursue. It’s tough to even get out of bed in the morning. Where do I find passion for work? - Evan
At 90, Mandela still revered
July 14, 2008 in print edition on C8
He wore a trendy black shirt just like many of the kids in the crowd. But Nelson Mandela moved slowly, leaning on his wife and on a white cane as he crossed the stage to adoring cheers.
Governors await running-mate call
July 14, 2008 in print edition on C8
For more than three decades, the National Governors’ Association has assembled on presidential election years as one of its members made a bid for the White House - a Carter or a Reagan, a Dukakis, a Clinton or a Bush. Not this time.
Off-Broadway: ‘Urinetown’ co-writer premieres new musical at Kansas University
July 14, 2008 in print edition on C1
Mark Hollmann finally quit his day job. A Broadway smash and a Tony Award will allow a man certain privileges. That’s a good thing. And maybe, it brings a little bit of pressure.