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Do you consider the term "babe" to be insulting?

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No.
 
69%
Yes.
 
23%
Not sure.
 
6%
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Thursday, July 24 weather at 10 p.m.
July 24, 2008
The forecast for Friday, July 25 calls for a high of 94 with a low around 74.
2008 KU football team has high hopes
July 24, 2008
In 2005, no one on the Kansas football staff was throwing around phrases like ‘Division Title’ or ‘Conference Title’ much less ‘National Championship.’ However, in 2008, those words and phrases are coming up…
Task force looking to improve Kansas bridges
July 24, 2008
A task force plans to release recommendations for improving inspections of thousands of bridges in Kansas.
Annual tradition heads back to Eudora
July 24, 2008
100 years ago, it began to protect cattleman - now it has become a big Douglas County tradition: the Annual Cattleman’s Protective Association Picnic.
Primary Preview: 3rd District in the U.S. House
July 24, 2008
More than 400 advance votes have already been cast in Douglas County before the August primary election. And one of those elections on August 5th will decide who will face incumbent Democrat Dennis Moore for the 3rd District in the U.S. House. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater sat down with both republicans vying for a place in the nation’s capital.
Reesing races into record books
July 24, 2008
He’s only played in 16 games at Kansas, but already, Todd Reesing has set 20 different Kansas football records.
Lawrence Raiders ready for tournament play
July 24, 2008
The regular season is over for the Lawrence Raiders. The most important part of the summer, however, is just beginning. Tomorrow, Shaun Edmondson’s team opens play in the Legion Zone Tournament at Holcom Park’s Ice Field. Andrew Baker has the preview…
Jayhawks complete basketball schedule revealed
06:05 p.m., July 24, 2008 Updated 09:12 p.m. in print edition on B1
All 31 Kansas men’s basketball games will be televised nationally during the 2008-09 regular season, Kansas Athletics Inc. announced Thursday.
Kids prepare to go back to school with backpacks, party
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
Some Lawrence children are all set for the new school year, thanks to local donations. Old Chicago Restaurant and Payless ShoeSource teamed up to provide 45 red, yellow and blue backpacks full of school supplies to the Boys and Girls Club.
Tornado watch canceled early for Douglas County
05:08 p.m., July 24, 2008 Updated 11:42 p.m.
Douglas County is no longer under a tornado watch.
Judge restricts evidence testing in double homicide case
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
A judge has granted a defense attorney’s motion in a Lawrence homicide case that law enforcement cannot conduct any more lab testing on evidence without court approval.
Family of three forced out of apartment after kitchen fire
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A5
A family of three was displaced Thursday from its eastern Lawrence apartment after a grease fire broke out.
KU men’s basketball Big 12 schedule announced
July 24, 2008
Kansas University’s defending men’s basketball champions will make three television appearances on ABC and two on CBS during the Big 12 Conference portion of their 2008-2009 schedule.
Today’s Red Dog’s Dog Days workout
July 24, 2008
Here is today’s workout.
Stoops defends Sooners
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B3
For all the success the Oklahoma football team has enjoyed over the past few years, the Sooners have struggled in one fairly important department: bowl victories.
We’re supposed to sit, stay for this?
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
Are we defined by what we do, or what we avoid doing? It would be easy, but regrettable, to drag in cliches about “the dog days of summer” while discussing the CBS reality hit “Greatest American Dog” (7 p.m., CBS), so I will have to show some editorial forbearance.
Our Town Sports
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B3
Local sports activities
Trial set in death of pregnant 20-year-old
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A5
A northeast Kansas man has been bound over for trial in the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend and unborn child.
Ryun’s camp says Jenkins’ use of ‘babe’ was childish
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A1
In what may be a first in Kansas political history, one candidate publicly called another “babe.” It happened Tuesday in the televised debate between Lynn Jenkins and Jim Ryun, who are seeking the Republican Party nomination to face U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Topeka, in the 2nd Congressional District, which includes west Lawrence.
China to set up special Olympic protest zones
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
China will allow a modicum of dissent at the Olympics, setting up special protest zones far from the main sports venues, in a shift that supporters and detractors said Wednesday is meant to safely channel criticism and avoid disrupting the games.
Declining odds
The odds of new Kansas gambling outlets producing a windfall for the state seem to be waning.
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A7
The glowing predictions for new state revenue from expanded gambling in Kansas are starting to lose some of their luster.
Dolly downgraded to tropical storm
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hurricane Dolly barreled into South Texas on Wednesday, lashing the coast with winds up to 100 mph and dumping heavy rain that flooded some low-lying areas but spared levees along the heavily populated Rio Grande Valley.
Blood drive set for next Thursday
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
The American Red Cross is having a blood drive next week at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.
Report forecasts climate-caused costs
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
A new study asserts that pollution-spurred climate change could cost Kansas more than $250 million a year.
House OKs bailout bill after Bush drops veto threat
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
Rescue legislation sailed through the House on Wednesday aimed at helping 400,000 strapped homeowners avoid foreclosure and preventing the collapse of troubled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Woman recovering from bear attack
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
A woman mauled by a bear in a rural area of Southern California was recovering Wednesday as game wardens sought to trap and kill the animal.
Report: Tax plans would raise U.S. debt
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
The competing tax plans laid out by Barack Obama and John McCain would add trillions of dollars to the national debt and could add to the tax system’s complexity, a nonpartisan tax research group concluded in a report released Wednesday.
Teens tape crime spree, post it on YouTube
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A1
“Broadcast Yourself” committing crimes? Maybe not the best use of the YouTube slogan. But it appears that some youths did just that as they participated in a recent crime spree in Shawnee and Lawrence.
Rights review
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: State Sen. Chris Steineger suggests in his letter of July 22 that his fellow Democratic colleague, state Sen. Mark Gilstrap, is some sort of victim, deprived of his constitutional rights by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, because he supports Phill Kline in his re-election bid as Johnson County district attorney. This is absurd.
VA mistake cost thousands benefits
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Department of Veterans Affairs failed to send benefit packages to nearly 37,000 National Guard and Reserve members who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan because it mistakenly thought they were ineligible.
Hadl and Hoag
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Upon the occasion of Lawrence High School’s announced plan to honor John Hadl on July 28 by retiring his jersey No. 21, I believe that events surrounding Hadl’s choice of that specific number are in order.
Two-wheeled skateboards lead to injuries
July 24, 2008 in print edition on C1
Kids surfing the sidewalks this summer on the Ripstik Caster Board, a two-wheeled variation on the standard four-wheeled skateboard, don’t have to put a foot down, but they may want to keep their guard up.
Group criticizes military program as ‘coercive’
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B8
A national group alleged Wednesday that Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., is forcing soldiers to participate in a weekly religious event, a program that has been mentioned in a federal lawsuit in Kansas.
Timely reminder
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Thanks to Mike Hoeflich for reminding all of us of our responsibility to the community. As the 2008 United Way campaign chair, I could not agree more. In September, along with hundreds of business and community leaders, we will be inviting everyone in Douglas County to invest in our community through United Way.
Stewart has heart surgery
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
Former Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart is recovering from open-heart surgery at a Columbia hospital.
Great escapes: Couple create relaxing hideouts on their property
July 24, 2008 in print edition on C1
For years, Win and Linda Campbell were proprietors of Campbell’s Clothiers in downtown Lawrence, helping professionals dress the part. They also own Winfield House, a furniture store their son now runs. Now in semi-retirement, the Campbells have turned their attention to their country farmhouse home situated on 12 acres of sprawling Kansas magnificence in the southwest vicinity beyond Lawrence city limits.
Tour de France gets new leader
Spain’s Sastre takes yellow jersey; time trial could be decisive
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
Carlos Sastre of Spain won the 17th stage of the Tour de France, taking the overall lead Wednesday from CSC teammate Frank Schleck on the hardest ride up three huge Alpine climbs. Sastre took the yellow jersey by speeding ahead of the main title contenders in the final ascent of the 130.8-mile ride from Embrun to L’Alpe d’Huez.
Baylor coach ‘stupid’
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B3
Call him crazy (or stupid, or idiotic), but Art Briles looks at the Baylor football team - with its recent struggles and its lack of big-name players - and feels good.
Obama trip enhances his credentials
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A7
It made no sense when Barack Obama left the country on his nine-day overseas tour for some of my fellow columnists to describe it as a high-risk venture.
KU golfer wins
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University sophomore Jennifer Clark won the Collegiate Players Tour/Manhattan Collegiate Open on Wednesday.
Open house on tap
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B3
An open house for the new Anderson Family Football Complex will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Commodities
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures traded lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Commentary: NBA title in OKC? Later, not sooner
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
As a native Oklahoman, it is past time for me to welcome the Sooner State to the NBA. You are going to love it. One word of warning: Don’t expect a winner anytime soon. Or ever.
Court keeps dispute on broker’s record
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
A recent decision by a federal appellate court goes a long way to protect investors. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed a lower court that had ruled a stockbroker could have a customer’s complaint purged from his record.
Tax credits to aid area historic sites
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A4
Let the fundraising begin. Lawrence’s Watkins Community Museum of History has been selected to receive $10,000 in tax credits through the Kansas State Historical Society’s Partnership Historic Sites program.
Jackpot dreams going bust?
Gambling dealt setbacks
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A1
A little more than a year ago, gambling proponents in Kansas were feeling lucky. After more than a decade of failure, they pushed through a bill to establish four top-flight casinos and put thousands of slot machines in pari-mutuel tracks. Ka-ching. Tens of millions of dollars were going to pour into state coffers, according to gambling supporters. In January, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius banked on approximately $80 million in gaming dollars to fund some of her budget proposals. But are dreams of a jackpot now bust?
Fugitive’s secret life enthralls Serbs
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A6
Radovan Karadzic sent word he plans to defend himself against U.N. genocide charges, but his fellow Serbs were more enthralled with details that emerged Wednesday about his secret life: a mistress, a bogus family in the U.S., and regular visits to the Madhouse bar and its photo of his beardless days as wartime leader of Bosnian Serbs.
Attorney general closes travel company
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six announced Wednesday that his office has shut down Elite Escapes International LLC, a travel company suspected of deceptive business practices.
Simple mixture helps rid stench from urban skunks
July 24, 2008 in print edition on C1
I knew it was going to happen eventually. My dog’s curious nose has turned up enough unsuspecting wildlife already, and he would surely like to get his paws on one of the many raccoons and possums that live in the trees in our neighborhood. Heck, he’d even be happy to get up close and personal with one of the squirrels. What he finally did catch up with, however, is enough to put fear in the heart of anyone who has come face-to-face with one. His amazing find was a striped skunk.
Bond set for man found with teen
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
A judge on Wednesday set a $75,000 bond for a man accused of having sex with a Texas teenager and helping her run away from home to Lawrence.
Governor makes short-term move
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B8
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has moved into new, temporary quarters in the Statehouse, signaling that the next phase is about to begin in the building’s ongoing renovation.
Peoples Bank names new chairman
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B7
Peoples Bank has a new chairman. Phil Hudson, a bank consultant in Salt Lake City, Utah, takes over for Wint Winter Sr., who remains chairman emeritus and continues working out of the same Ottawa bank that he had led since the founding of Peoples National Bank & Trust in 1973.
Which is real McCoy?
Texas QB slumped after freshman year
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
He knew the question would come sooner or later. As he sat on the second floor of the Marriott Downtown on Wednesday, hands folded in his lap, Colt McCoy felt quite certain that the dreaded “sophomore slump” inquiry eventually would find its way into the steam of questions being hurled his way by members of the Big 12 Conference football media.
Sorry, George: Pine-tar tirade still big deal
Twenty-five years ago today, Kansas City legend Brett went wild over Yankee Stadium bat ruling
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
George Brett says he’s surprised that people still make a big deal out of his 1983 “pine tar” home run at Yankee Stadium. The Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer’s ninth-inning blast was taken away after umpires ruled the pine tar on Brett’s bat extended too far up the shaft. Brett erupted from the dugout in one of baseball’s all-time tirades.
OU to play USC, Arkansas
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B2
Games against Southern California and Arkansas are included in the nonconference men’s basketball schedule released Wednesday by Oklahoma.
Police, city talks reach impasse
Firefighter negotiations also likely to stall
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A1
Smaller than normal year-end bonuses have stalled labor talks between Lawrence police officers and City Hall, and it appears likely that talks with Lawrence firefighters are also headed toward an impasse.
Rivera: ‘We’re going to win games’
Kansas linebacker confident about 2008
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B1
Since he first came to Kansas University in 2004, senior linebacker Mike Rivera has seen his share of ups and downs.
On the record
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 29-year-old Lawrence man reported damage to a vehicle parked on the 500 block of Fireside Drive on Monday.
Roasted Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Butter
July 24, 2008 in print edition on C1
This butter goes great over any steamed vegetables, but is especially delicious over mashed potatoes. Bottled roasted garlic is available at most large grocers.
Horoscopes
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
This year you create a lot of possibilities in your daily life. Opportunities appear. The question will be which to take and which to walk away from.
Cancer center warns of cell phone risks
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A6
The head of a prominent cancer research institute issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff Wednesday: Limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer.
Pump patrol
July 24, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.77 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
People in the news
July 24, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Rapper indicted for not paying bill at hospital¢ Waxwork of Amy Winehouse unveiled¢ Bale mum at Spain’s ‘Dark Knight’ premiere ¢ Ethan Hawke and wife welcome daughter ¢ Singer Ashanti now tourism ambassador¢ 50 Cent sues Taco Bell in NY over ad campaign