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Would the threat of a terrorist attack keep you from traveling abroad?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
50%
Yes
 
41%
I don’t know
 
7%
Total 729
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Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Heavy equipment sits on a rear lot at 6th Street and Folks Road on Monday. The City Commission voted 4-1 against a proposal to build a Lowe's at this site. Lawrence city commission rejects Lowe’s proposal
October 6, 2010 in print edition on 1A
On a 4-1 vote, city commissioners rejected a plan that would have allowed a Lowe’s home improvement store to move forward on a site near Sixth Street and Folks Road, citing the proposal did not fit with previously approved plans.
10:00 a.m.
The Lone Star Lake concession building has been unused for years. For now, the building sits on the water’s edge as an unused relic of the past. Plan would preserve Lone Star concessions building as meeting place
October 5, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The Lone Star Lake concession building — a place that once sold hamburgers, bait and fishing licenses, and rented boats — is in disrepair. Closed to the public for eight years, its counters and ceilings now are crowded with cobwebs. In one section, the tile floor is torn up from termite damage. Just outside, a dead elm tree looms overhead, and retaining walls look as if they could collapse.
10:00 a.m.
McLouth High football senior Trevor Roberts lost part of his leg after suffering a compound fracture during a game on Sept. 24. Surgeons inserted a titanium rod in his leg to help heal the break, but gangrene developed and Roberts' leg was amputated just above the knee at Kansas University Hospital. McLouth High football player Trevor Roberts loses part of leg after compound fracture during game
11:37 a.m., October 5, 2010 Updated 5:24 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Less than two weeks ago, McLouth High football senior Trevor Roberts was giving his opponent fits on the gridiron. But this Friday, he may not even be able to attend the Bulldogs’ homecoming game.
2:00 p.m.
Mary Harmon, associate professor of science at JCCC, writes on the dry-erase board during a genetics lab on Feb. 17, 2010, at JCCC. Turf war developing between KU, Emporia State over offering classes at JCCC
October 5, 2010 in print edition on 1A
A turf battle erupted Tuesday between Kansas University and Emporia State University over ESU’s proposal to start a program at Johnson County Community College to produce more teachers.
6:00 p.m.
Dr. Rod Barnes Lawrence doctor ready for Light the Night Walk after bone marrow transplant
October 6, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Dr. Rod Barnes is an athletic guy — running, swimming, biking, you name it — but it’s a simple stroll around downtown Lawrence that has captured his imagination this year.

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Bicyclists preparing for annual 80-mile journey
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A5
What used to be a small group of cyclists getting together for one last ride of the season capped off with a couple of beers at the South Park gazebo has turned into a three-day event with hundreds of riders coming from all over the Midwest.
Perry man injured in two-vehicle accident near Hamm Quarry
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Kansas Highway Patrol said Wednesday it identified the wrong driver who was taken to a hospital in a Tuesday crash just north of the Jefferson County-Douglas County line.
McLouth football player Trevor Roberts confident he’ll pull through in wake of leg amputation
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A1
Trevor Roberts remembered thinking at first that the injury would mean no more football this year. He said he didn’t initially realize it meant he’ll have to miss basketball and track, too. After a compound fracture suffered in a football game got infected with gangrene, the McLouth High senior had his leg amputated on Thursday.
Campaign Notebook: Gubernatorial candidates to meet in Wichita for debate
02:50 p.m., October 6, 2010 Updated 03:31 p.m. in print edition on A4
The event will start at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at KWCH-TV studios in Wichita.
Kan. House candidates discuss issues
02:33 p.m., October 6, 2010 Updated 08:53 p.m. in print edition on A3
They say all politics is local. That was the case at Wednesday’s voter education forum at City Hall. Several candidates for local Kansas House seats came face-to-face with voters to discuss issues such as the economy, education and health care.
Lawrence students hit the pavement for International Walk to School Day
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A4
Today is International Walk to School Day, convincing dozens of others to join in the fun that Nicholas and Matthew Howard enjoy each day come rain, shine — or snow.
Kansas Chamber of Commerce gives interim president permanent job
October 6, 2010
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce has decided its interim president and chief executive officer can keep the job.
U.S. Supreme Court ponders free speech vs. father’s pain in Phelps funeral protest case
08:19 a.m., October 6, 2010 Updated 04:47 p.m. in print edition on A2
Supreme Court justices on Wednesday pondered the vexing question of whether the father of a dead Marine should win his lawsuit against a fundamentalist church group that picketed his son’s funeral.
Traffic gets moving through new East Lawrence Turnpike plaza
07:41 a.m., October 6, 2010 Updated 08:39 a.m.
After months of waiting, motorists in Lawrence can now get on the Kansas Turnpike in north Lawrence once more.
Baylor guard LaceDarius Dunn arrested, suspended following aggravated assault accusations
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
Baylor indefinitely suspended leading scorer LaceDarius Dunn on Tuesday after he surrendered to police to face an aggravated assault charge accusing him of breaking his girlfriend’s jaw during an argument last week.
Natural and Cultural Task Force force wants public input on how to spend preservation money
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B8
To gather input on what places Douglas County residents would like to see preserved, the Natural and Cultural Task Force is holding public discussions and tours throughout the county this month.
Driver cuts off truck, abducted California girl flees
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
An 8-year-old girl who was abducted by a stranger while playing outside a Fresno home escaped from her captor Tuesday morning after a driver recognized the suspect’s vehicle and cut it off, police said.
Tennessee firefighters let home burn down after owner didn’t pay $75 fee
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
Firefighters in a far western Tennessee city let a mobile home burn to the ground because the owner didn’t pay an annual $75 fire protection fee, authorities say.
Work on graphene carbon wins Nobel Prize for physics
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
It is the thinnest and strongest material known to mankind — no thicker than a single atom and 100 times tougher than steel. Could graphene be the next plastic?
Man convicted in Connecticut home invasion reminiscient of “In Cold Blood”
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
A paroled burglar was convicted Tuesday of murdering a woman and her two daughters in their suburban home during a night of terror that drew comparisons to “In Cold Blood” and bolstered efforts to retain the death penalty in Connecticut.
Poll results suggest Americans support community colleges
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A8
The vast majority of Americans think it is better for some students to go to community college instead of a four-year school, according to a new poll by The Associated Press and Stanford University released Tuesday.
Retail Task Force to study Lawrence business regulations
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A8
So, Lawrence is a tough place to start a new business, you say.
Lawrence doctor ready for Light the Night Walk after bone marrow transplant
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
Dr. Rod Barnes is an athletic guy — running, swimming, biking, you name it — but it’s a simple stroll around downtown Lawrence that has captured his imagination this year.
Lawrence city commission rejects Lowe’s proposal
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A1
On a 4-1 vote, city commissioners rejected a plan that would have allowed a Lowe’s home improvement store to move forward on a site near Sixth Street and Folks Road, citing the proposal did not fit with previously approved plans.
Breaking through: Free State explodes for 9 goals in two days
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
Barely a week ago, the Free State High boys soccer team could hardly find the back of the net. Believe, coach Kelly Barah preached. Believe and the goals will come.
Coaches’ prank recalled
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
The coaching staff assembled by Pepper Rodgers at Kansas University in 1968 is known as one of the greatest in college football history, based on the success so many assistants went on to have as head coaches.
Loss isn’t all bad for Lawrence High soccer
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s soccer team lost to Olathe East, 2-1, Monday night at LHS, but in soccer, the final score sometimes doesn’t reflect the play. Despite the loss, junior Tanner Williams said he thought the Lions played their best soccer of the season.
Veritas volleyball falls
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B3
Veritas Christian School’s volleyball team dropped a pair of matches to Manhattan’s Chiefs Tuesday at Veritas.
Seabury volleyball splits at home
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Seabury volleyball team split two matches on Tuesday at home during its Dig Pink night for breast cancer awareness.
KU women’s golf finishes eighth in Missouri
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University senior Grace Thiry finished tied for 27th and recorded the top finish for the women’s golf team for the third straight event as the Jayhawks finished eighth overall at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Tuesday.
At long last, Halladay part of postseason
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B4
Roy Halladay spent plenty of Octobers at home, wishing for this opportunity. The ace right-hander has been to seven All-Star games, won a Cy Young Award, pitched a perfect game and compiled an impressive resume over his 13-year career.
Rangers-Rays open with battle of aces
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B4
The Tampa Bay Rays are impressed with, though not intimidated by Cliff Lee’s glittering postseason resume.
Twins look to solve N.Y.
Past trouble vs. Yankees haunts Minnesota
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B4
There has been nothing romantic about the underdog Minnesota Twins meeting the big, bad New York Yankees in the postseason.
Mizzou defensive lineman cited for alcohol violation
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
Missouri defensive lineman Jimmy Burge was cited for having an open beer in his truck while driving.
Oklahoma not ready to relax
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B5
No. 6 Oklahoma has a perfect record after clearing what’s usually the toughest hurdle on its way to the Big 12 championship game and beyond.
Can Spartans stop Wolverines’ Robinson?
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B5
For the last month, Denard Robinson has been all over the highlight shows, dashing into the Heisman Trophy conversation and leading a swift resurgence at Michigan. Michigan State’s Eric Gordon hopes to bring all of that to a halt.
100 years ago: Jayhawk caught smoking severely disciplined
October 6, 2010
“JAYHAWKER CAUGHT SMOKING YESTERDAY - Member of Team Found Breaking Training Rules - WAS SEVERELY DISCIPLINED - Sent From Field When He Appeared For Practice. - Any member of Coach Kennedy’s Jayhawker squad who is caught smoking or breaking the training rules in any way, will be dismissed summarily from the team. The warning came as a result of an infringement of the rules by ‘Pete’ Heil, who was sent from the field and will have to make his peace with the coach if he expects to practice with the squad again.
25 years ago: Safety of nail gun rental questioned
October 6, 2010
A year after his brother had been killed by a nail shot from a rented nail gun, a Lawrence resident was questioning the lack of legislation requiring rented nail guns to be inspected for safety. The regional director of the OSHA office in Wichita told the Journal-World that although he only knew of one such death in Kansas in the past 11 years, he did agree that they could be lethal.
40 years ago: Officials investigate report of firearms on KU campus
October 6, 2010
Kansas University officials were investigating a report that several persons had been seen carrying firearms into the Joseph R. Pearson residence hall. A witness had told KU police that he had seen several individuals carry rifles or shotguns and a large box into the hall.
Parents scaling back on paying for college
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A8
American families are scaling back plans to pay for their children’s college education as the stunted economic recovery continues to weigh on household budgets, according to a survey commissioned by college lender Sallie Mae.
‘Peanuts’ turn 60; Schulz family plans future
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
Good grief, Charlie Brown. The world has certainly changed since the Peanuts were born.
Harry and Lisa pull a Tori and Dean
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
Television is “nothing but auditions.” That’s a quip from Addison Dewitt, the crabby critic played by George Sanders in “All About Eve,” a movie made in 1950, at the dawn of the television era. The line and the movie may be 60 years old, but the sentiment rings truer than ever — particularly in the age of reality television.
Horoscope for October 6, 2010
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, you open up to the possibilities. Though you might spend a lot of time thinking and reflecting, you also come up with unusual answers. The quality of your daily life, health and work become an issue. If you are single, you could meet someone in 2011. If you are attached, you will want to keep in mind your partner. It will be unusually easy to become me-oriented. A fellow Libra might seem different but has similar core issues.
KU group offers Hire-A-Habitat
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A4
Local residents looking for a hand around the house this fall can hire help that will in turn help other people move into affordable housing.
Women testify about sex with HIV-positive airman
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A4
Two women testified at a military hearing Tuesday that they would not have had sex with an airman had they known he was HIV positive, and one said she believed him when he said he wasn’t because he was in the Air Force.
Hands-only CPR saves more lives
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
Hands-only CPR doesn’t just eliminate the “yuck factor.” A new study shows it can save more lives.
Toxic red sludge flood an ‘ecological catastrophe’ for Hungary
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
A lethal torrent of toxic red sludge from a metal refinery engulfed towns in Hungary, burning villagers through their clothes and threatening an ecological disaster Tuesday as it swept toward the Danube River.
Times Square bomber sentenced
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Pakistani immigrant who tried to detonate a car bomb on a busy Saturday night in Times Square accepted a life sentence with a smirk Tuesday and warned that Americans can expect more bloodshed at the hands of Muslims.
Margie Phelps a study in contradictions
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A6
In one photo, Margie Phelps has a furrowed brow and is stomping on the American flag at one of the numerous protests her fundamentalist church has held nationwide against the military, gays and the Catholic church.
In-N-Out Burger, Five Guys top tests for the best burgers
October 6, 2010 in print edition on C10
McDonald’s burgers are certainly cheap and fast, but you still might wonder why billions have been consumed when you see the results of Consumer Reports’ recent survey of 28,000 online subscribers who rated burgers at 18 fast-food restaurants.
Official identifies Prince Charles as “Prince Diana” during India’s Commonwealth Games
October 6, 2010 in print edition on C10
Seas of empty seats in stadiums and arenas. Scales that gave the wrong readings for boxers at their weigh-ins. And then the royal flub: an official who identified Prince Charles as “Prince Diana.”
Tea party, religious right overlap
October 6, 2010 in print edition on C10
A new poll shows that half of those who consider themselves part of the tea party movement also identify as part of the religious right, reflecting the complex — and sometimes contradictory — blend of bedfellows in the American conservative movement.
Bank bailout supporters struggling for re-election
October 6, 2010 in print edition on C10
The government’s giant bank bailout may well have averted a second Great Depression, economists say, but a lot of voters aren’t buying it. Support for the program is turning into a kiss of death for many in Congress.
KU basketball notebook
October 6, 2010
The Kansas University men’s basketball team in its second and final week of 6 to 7 a.m. Boot Camp conditioning drills.
Name the source
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
According to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, journalists should “identify sources whenever feasible. The public is entitled to as much information as possible on sources’ reliability. Always question sources’ motives before promising anonymity.” Unfortunately, Dolph Simons, Jr. either doesn’t know or has disregarded the ethical obligations of his profession.
T service cut
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
On Sept. 27, 2010, the Lawrence Transit System cut effective service to The Merc without rider or resident input.
Deadline undercuts Afghan strategy
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
In November 2009, when I visited Afghanistan, I thought I understood what our military could achieve with a troop surge. But these days, I’m at a loss to figure out what we are doing, or what President Obama wants to achieve there. A military strategy whose chances were already slim has been undercut by his ambivalence about the war.
Bioscience focus
Kansas officials are keeping their eye on the prize as they pursue their goal of making the state a bioscience leader.
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
The Kansas Bioscience Authority and other state and Kansas University officials clearly are serious about their effort to obtain National Cancer Institute status for the KU Cancer Center.
Nebraska safety Rickey Thenarse making most of extra year
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B5
The Nebraska Blackshirt represents defensive excellence, membership in a fraternity that spans five decades and, in Rickey Thenarse’s case, a personal watershed.
Sherron Collins scores two for Charlotte
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
Former Kansas University point guard Sherron Collins scored two points with four assists and three turnovers in Charlotte’s 87-72 NBA exhibition loss to Cleveland on Tuesday night.
Deny Phelps attention he craves
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
Today, the arguments in the case of Snyder v. Phelps will be heard before the Supreme Court of the United States. Margie Phelps, a member of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka and the daughter of Fred Phelps, will argue that the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States guarantees that the members of Westboro Baptist may freely continue their protests at the funerals of military personnel who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Heat take first game step in new era
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
At Bayside, where it cost $15 to park for Heat games the past few years, they took $30 for Tuesday’s first preseason game. The capitalist pigs.
Pump patrol
October 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
Gas prices as low as $2.51 were found at Presto, 602 W. Ninth St.
KU making most of bye week
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
The pads might not have popped as loudly as they had during game weeks, but the Kansas University football team was back on the practice field Tuesday after off days Sunday and Monday.
Source: Patriots, Vikings discussing Randy Moss trade
October 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
The New England Patriots and Vikings are discussing a trade that would bring star receiver Randy Moss back to Minnesota.