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Polls
What is your opinion of a potential $3 fine for a parking ticket in Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s just right
 
37%
It’s too low
 
34%
It’s too high
 
27%
Total 843
Which team do you consider the best in the nation?

Poll results

Response Percent
Pittsburgh
 
37%
Other
 
22%
North Carolina
 
19%
Connecticut
 
11%
Louisville
 
6%
Memphis
 
1%
Total 179
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Donna Brazile, syndicated columnist, adjunct professor at Georgetown University and regular commentator on ABC's This Week, left, greets Marilyn Stokstad, distinguished professor emeritas at KU, after  Brazile's presentation Monday night at KU. Brazile was the featured speaker at the Emily Taylor & Marilyn Stokstad Women's Leadership Lecture. Political commentator: It’s time for women to reshape country
March 10, 2009 in print edition on 3A
For Donna Brazile, it was a glimpse into history she wants to see fulfilled. The political commentator and Al Gore’s former presidential campaign manager sat a few feet from President Barack Obama on Jan. 20 at his inauguration as the country’s first black president.
6:00 a.m.
Joel Sauer and his wife, Brooke, are preparing to close on their first house: a three-bedroom, two-bath home at 312 Glenview, pictured in background. The decision to make the purchase in a down economy was made easier by the federal stimulus program’s $8,000 tax credit for buyers like the Sauers. Hope for housing market
March 11, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Home sales in Lawrence are down 25 percent from the previous year, sale revenues are off even more and home prices fell last year for the first time in memory. But the sky is not — repeat, not — falling. When President Barack Obama signed a $275 billion housing stimulus program last month, he just might have nudged the first of many welcome dominoes waiting to fall in Lawrence’s residential lineup.
10:00 a.m.
Bob Byers. School board candidate wants to bring budget skills to the table
March 10, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Bob Byers began working with children as soon as he graduated with a master’s degree from Kansas University in the late 1970s. He’s worked in several capacities at the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, from investigation child protection cases to helping create a child welfare information system and just about everything in between. But there’s a difference between Byers as a social worker and Byers as a school board candidate.
2:00 p.m.
Marge Glenn, front, reaches for the sky during a morning workout session in March 2009 at the First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive. Participants in the workout session have completed a course called Personal Actions To Health. Program offers seniors path to healthier lifestyle
March 10, 2009 in print edition on 3A
There’s a six-week program that helps pave the way for Douglas County seniors to live a healthier life. It’s called Personal Actions To Health or PATH, and it teaches residents ages 55 and older, about the importance of exercise and nutrition.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence detectives and police officers search an area near Kansas Highway 10 bypass at 27th Street and Wakarusa Drive on Tuesday morning, Dec. 2, 2008. The search was related to a sexual assault reported Monday, December 1. Attorney general says 13 rapes in Lawrence, Manhattan may be connected
11:06 a.m., March 11, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Multiple rapes in Lawrence and Manhattan may be connected, the state’s top law enforcement official announced Wednesday.

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