Archive for Friday, July 25, 2008

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On the street
Do you think all advance ballots should be counted even if the voter dies before Election Day?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 596

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
This sign appears on Sixth Street just west of Rockledge Road and is intended to help motorists, who may be confused by construction, get to the Kansas Turnpike. Signs clear up I-70 confusion
July 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Drivers confused by a half-open, half-closed interchange along the Kansas Turnpike are getting some instructional help from the Kansas Turnpike Authority. At issue are new directional signs installed this week along Sixth and Iowa streets, near the McDonald Drive exits that lead to the turnpike’s West Lawrence interchange.
10:00 a.m.
The movie "Earthwork," which begins filming in Lawrence next week, will feature actor John Hawkes, left, playing Lawrence artist Stan Herd, at right. The movie will focus on Herd's New York City project he created in the early 1990s. Down to earth: ‘Earthwork’ film production to chronicle remarkable experiences of Lawrence artist
July 25, 2008 in print edition on 1C
John Hawkes has one of those faces you’ve seen before. It’s a quirky-yet-distinguished face that carries a haunted weight to it. Television viewers know him as the Jewish shopkeeper on the Emmy-winning “Deadwood.” Indie film fans remember him as the lead in the Cannes winner “Me and You and Everyone We Know” or as the doomed liquor store clerk in the crime scene that kicks off “From Dusk Til Dawn.”
2:00 p.m.
Kansas Riverkeeper Laura Calwell, shown in this April 25, 2007, file photo, will explore the Kansas River to monitor, clean and restore this major source of drinking water. Trio to conduct Kaw River checkup over 12 days
July 25, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Riverkeeper Laura Calwell and two associates will spend about 12 days paddling along the 171-mile Kansas River in kayaks and taking inventory. They will identify areas of the river - which runs from Junction City to Kansas City - in need of monitoring, cleanup and restoration. The trio will look at physical structures such as pipes, bridges, dams and banks. They also will test the water quality near wastewater treatment discharges.
6:00 p.m.
State universities in Kansas have managed the recent budget cuts relatively well, but the Kansas Board of Regents warns of the overall effects the cuts could have. Regents warn cuts could have negative effects on enrollment and graduation numbers. Governor says university overreacted over budget cuts
July 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday dismissed the notion that Kansas University would receive a 7 percent budget cut.

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Training options
The long-overdue partnership between Lawrence and Johnson County Community College already is an important part of the city’s education network.
July 25, 2008 in print edition on A8
The expansion of Johnson County Community College course offerings in Lawrence is good news.