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The mayor of Providence, R.I., wants to tax students attending private colleges $150 per semester to help cover the city services they use. Should Lawrence consider a similar tax?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 961
When it comes to e-mail usage, which camp do you fall into?

Poll results

Response Percent
Call me an e-mailaholic. If I’m awake, my inbox is open
I’m a day laborer, meaning I send and receive e-mail from 9 to 5.
E-mail? I’m still using snail mail.
Total 36

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Ron Barrett-Gonzalez, associate professor of aerospace engineering at Kansas University, constructs a paper airplane. To help celebrate the Lawrence Municipal Airport’s 80th anniversary in May, The World Company is sponsoring a paper airplane contest. Barrett offers some tips for those looking for an edge at the contest. Paper airplanes 101: Brush up on your skills ahead of Saturday’s contest
May 12, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Emily Arnold spends much of her time designing airplanes.
6:00 a.m.
Richard Sanders, district fisheries biologist for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, talks about the growth of curly leaf pond weed at Lone Star Lake that has some residents, boaters and fishing enthusiasts annoyed. In years past Douglas County officials have allowed a herbicide be sprayed to kill the weed, which Sanders said can provide a nice habitat for fish. The County Commission will decide tonight whether to authorize spraying this year. Lake weeds cause argument on chemical control
May 13, 2009 in print edition on 5A
To spray or not to spray at Lone Star Lake. That’s the question facing Douglas County Commissioners Wednesday night. For three years, the spring crop of curly leaf pond weed has been an issue at the lake southwest of Lawrence.
10:00 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Budget mistake could lead to court closings, furloughs late in next budget year
9:52 a.m., May 12, 2009 Updated 4:45 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A legislative mistake in the just-approved state budget could result in court closings and furloughs of court employees, Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Davis said Tuesday.
10:44 a.m.
Lloyd Hetrick, president of Hetrick Air Services is pictured Tuesday in a hanger at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. Hetrick is a proponent of new businesses and development that would drive commerce through the airport. Lawrence Municipal Airport sees bright, growing future
May 13, 2009 in print edition on 1A
DAR Corp. wants to build prototype aircraft at a new hangar. Jes Santaularia wants to build a new business park nearby. “It’s all blue sky,” said Rick Bryant, outgoing chairman of the city’s Aviation Advisory Board. “We’re in a great position.”
6:00 p.m.
Sous Chef Pedro Concepcion flips some sweet potato fries at The Burger Stand at Dempsey’s, 623 Vt. They’re seasoned with cumin, cinnamon and sugar. Dempsey’s is one of several restaurants in Lawrence to offer French fries with unique, gourmet seasonings. Serious spuds: Local restaurants step up servings of gourmet fries
May 13, 2009 in print edition on 1C
The french fry. From its humble beginnings in Belgium (not France), the fried potato became an American classic with the rise of our fast-food nation, and now it’s become the latest dish to be given a foodie revolution redux.

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