Archive for Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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The day in photos, June 29, 2010
What is the one must-have condiment you put on a hot dog?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t eat hot dogs
I like my hot dog plain
Total 672

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
People sit in Constant Park downtown to watch the 2009 annual fireworks display put on by the Lawrence Jaycees. A safer Fourth: Fireworks safety ensures everybody will enjoy their holiday
June 28, 2010
Fireworks are fun and sparkly, and many people like to put on their own shows at home. But playing with consumer fireworks can be very dangerous and should only be used with extreme caution.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence school board members from left, Scott Morgan, Vanessa Sanburn, Marlene Merrill, Mary Loveland, Bob Byers, Mark Bradford and Rich Minder. School board considering tax increase
June 29, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence school district administrators Monday floated a scenario for a 5 mill property tax increase, saying projections of lower property values will hit the district with a “double whammy.”
10:00 a.m.
Housing authority approves ban on tenant smoking
June 29, 2010 in print edition on 1A
On a unanimous vote Monday night, the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority passed a smoking ban for all of its properties. The ban will go into effect Jan. 1, 2011.
2:00 p.m.
Sisters Lauren Fleming and Megan Fleming, Lawrence, play with Smudge outdoors on a volunteer visit to the Lawrence Humane Society in 2010. The shelter limits outdoor time for dogs on hot days. A Lawrence city ordinance makes it unlawful to leave any animal confined in a vehicle for more than five minutes in extreme weather conditions, defined as less than 30 degrees or more than 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat-related animal calls on the rise
June 28, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Northeast Kansas finally gets a break from the sweltering temperatures, but it’s little relief for our four-legged friends.
6:00 p.m.
The 138th commencement for the University of Kansas was held under cloudy skies on Sunday in Memorial Stadium. KU officials were prepared to postpone the ceremonies, but the threat of rain held off. KU task force aims to boost grad, retention rates
June 29, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Kansas University lags behind the country, and much of the Big 12, when it comes to student graduation and retention rates.

All stories

Sen. Byrd’s passions: Poetry, power and home-state pork
June 29, 2010 in print edition on A9
How that man loved to speak.
Cancer survivors urged to exercise
June 29, 2010 in print edition on A2
Cancer survivors, better work up a sweat.
Census statistics
A larger-than-expected population increase in Lawrence is a pleasant surprise, but fluctuating census figures could cause us to wonder what other surprises are in store.
June 29, 2010 in print edition on A7
There’s no mystery about why public officials are so focused on population statistics, but sometimes the fluctuations and the method for determining population totals are a little hard to figure out.
People in the news
June 29, 2010 in print edition on A9
People in the news for June 29, 2010.
Royals rookie earns first career win
June 29, 2010 in print edition on B2
This win was a long time coming for Anthony Lerew.