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Did you take piano lessons as a child?

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Response Percent
Yes
 
59%
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12:09 a.m.
Tasha Flaherty helps Andrew Turner, 4, Eudora pick the perfect pumpkin while his sister Aubrey, 2, examines a tiny pumpkin she found earlier at Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch. Lawrence pumpkin patch owners carve out family attractions
October 18, 2010
It’s a giant metal trough filled with thousands of corn kernels. It seems silly, childish, but kids and adults love it alike. They get in, sit down and relax, sinking into the kernels.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas Republicans, from left, Todd Tiahrt, Lynn Jenkins, Pat Roberts, Jerry Moran and Sam Brownback. Report: Kansas Republicans opposed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but sought stimulus funding
12:02 p.m., October 18, 2010 Updated 8:13 a.m. in print edition on 1A
U.S. Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts and U.S. Reps. Jerry Moran, Todd Tiahrt and Lynn Jenkins all voted against the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but all wrote letters seeking government spending under the act.
10:00 a.m.
David Broder, a semiweekly columnist for The Washington Post writing on national politics, speaks Monday at the Dole Institute of Politics as part of the 2010 Muncy Journalism and Politics Lecture. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David Broder likes GOP on Nov. 2
October 19, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David Broder did not pull any punches when asked Monday night about how the Nov. 2 mid-term elections will turn out.
10:00 a.m.
Online chat
Chat with Tom Sloan, Republican candidate for Kansas House District 45
October 19, 2010
Join us for a live chat with Tom Sloan, Republican candidate for Kansas House District 45, Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.
10:20 a.m.
Online chat
Chat with Tom Sloan, Republican candidate for Kansas House District 45
October 19, 2010
Join us for a live chat with Tom Sloan, Republican candidate for Kansas House District 45, Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
The "Dome Home" in east Lawrence was designed to be energy efficient, and uses florescent light bulbs throughout for added savings. Kansas loses steam on energy efficiency
October 19, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Kansas can do better. That’s the message state officials are sending after Kansas ranked 46th in its energy-efficiency policies and programs. In the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s state scorecard, Kansas fell seven places in 2010.
3:31 p.m.
Online chat
Chat live with Arch Naramore, Douglas County Commission candidate
October 19, 2010
Arch Naramore, Douglas County Commission candidate for the 1st District, will chat from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
3:57 p.m.
Online chat
Chat live with Arch Naramore, Douglas County Commission candidate
October 19, 2010
Arch Naramore, Douglas County Commission candidate for the 1st District, will chat from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
4:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat live with Kevin Yoder, Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District
October 19, 2010
Join us Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for a live chat with 3rd District Congressional GOP candidate Kevin Yoder. You can submit your questions in advance below.
6:00 p.m.
Marie Angelone is a senior at Free State High School and is the ArtStar winner this month. Quietly expressive: Free State senior asserts her confidence and talent through painting
October 19, 2010
Free State High School senior Hanna Marie Angelone is not the kind of student you will find cheerleading on the sidelines, nor is she the star athlete headed to the state championship.

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Delays expected on two roads in area
October 19, 2010
Douglas County motorists should be aware of two road projects underway this week.
Lawrence lines up safe celebrations for Halloween
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
Parents are invited once again to pack up the kids — the ghouls, the goblins, the princesses, the Lady GaGas — and head downtown for wholesome and productive trick-or-treating, before heading back home for after-dark roaming in accordance with all the regular rules.
Endangerment, DUI charges filed in accident when child fell from truck
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
Douglas County prosecutors have filed charges against a 39-year-old Lawrence man in connection with a September incident in which the man’s son fell from the back of a pickup truck.
Kids Voting needs nearly 100 volunteers to work an Election Day shift
October 19, 2010
Advance voting may be underway throughout Douglas County, but Lawrence-area youths will be limited to casting their very-real-but-unofficial ballots only on Election Day.
Event to raise money for students bound to Lawrence’s sister cities
October 19, 2010
Japanese, German and Greek cuisine will be served up Thursday as part of a fundraising gala to help finance scholarships for students planning to travel to Lawrence’s sister cities during the coming year.
One arrested during weekend sobriety check lane in Eudora
October 19, 2010
One person was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving as part of the Douglas County Sheriff’s sobriety check lane that began late Saturday in Eudora.
Wrong-way driver dies in Monday’s K-10 accident; other driver in critical condition
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A1
One person was killed and another person was seriously injured in an accident on Kansas Highway 10 in far western Johnson County about 10:30 Monday night, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
Pilot Club to host annual sale to benefit local service groups
October 19, 2010
More than 25 dealers from several states will feature antiques and collectibles this weekend as part of the Lawrence Pilot Club’s annual sale at the Lawrence Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper.
KU Homecoming pep rally on Thursday to close part of Massachusetts Street
October 19, 2010
The 1000 block of Massachusetts Street will be closed to traffic from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday for a Kansas University Homecoming celebration.
Lawrence’s public piano attracts enthusiastic performers
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A1
Ray Charles. Traffic. Dad. Bradford Hoopes channels them all, playing a free-for-all piano outside a hardware store on Massachusetts Street. Listen. Learn. Enjoy.
Party ties big issue in U.S. House 1st District
October 19, 2010
Alan Jilka rode into town in a red pickup on a sunny afternoon to meet prospective voters and walk in the local homecoming parade, a Democrat positioning himself as the moderate candidate in the 1st Congressional District race.
KU Air Force ROTC cadets to use rubber rifles in training exercise today
October 19, 2010
Kansas University’s Air Force ROTC program has a training exercise scheduled for this afternoon that will feature cadets in uniform, and with rubber rifles.
Kansas Supreme Court disbars attorney for verbally abusive and disruptive behavior
October 19, 2010
The Kansas Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney for a string of verbally abusive and disruptive behavior - including profanity-laden confrontations at Shawnee municipal court.
Ethics Commission to consider complaint against former KU AD Lew Perkins
02:33 p.m., October 19, 2010 Updated 05:00 p.m. in print edition on A1
Former Kansas University Athletics Director Lew Perkins faces an ethics complaint for allegedly violating a law that bans gifts to state officials by accepting free exercise equipment and physical therapy sessions.
Town Talk: Sixth Street Dunkin Donuts moves ahead; building permits show rebound; Fed leader to Lied Center
October 19, 2010
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Statehouse Live: Brownback aims at hunting dollars
October 19, 2010
Candidate says he will invite community and business leaders from across the country for a weekend of hunting and networking.
Passion for Pierogies: Area business owners find niche with Polish comfort food
October 19, 2010
When starting her very own food production business a few months ago, Caroline Wroczynski had a bit of a marketing problem.
Hays hosting conference on homelessness in Kansas
October 19, 2010
An annual conference on homelessness will be held in Hays this week.
Kansas State Historical Society holding state-pride essay contest for students
October 19, 2010
A group that promotes Kansas heritage is sponsoring an essay contest to encourage students to express pride in the state.
Education funding hot topic in Kansas House District 45 race
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
Education funding has emerged as a top issue in a Kansas House race for the district that includes much of western Lawrence and Douglas County.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David Broder likes GOP on Nov. 2
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David Broder did not pull any punches when asked Monday night about how the Nov. 2 mid-term elections will turn out.
Fatality at Hamm Quarry under investigation
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
A fatal industrial accident at Hamm Quarry is under investigation by two agencies.
Election polls might be skewed by skipping callers with cell phones
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
Watching the polls to figure out who’s up and who’s down this election season? Be careful. The poll may have a pro-Republican bias.
Crystal Cathedral, birthplace of TV show “Hour of Power,” files for bankruptcy
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
Crystal Cathedral, the megachurch birthplace of the televangelist show “Hour of Power,” filed for bankruptcy Monday in Southern California after struggling to emerge from debt that exceeds $43 million.
San Francisco’s Cain to oppose Philadelphia’s Hamels Tuesday in Game 3 of NLCS
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B4
Charlie Manuel has been through enough postseasons to recognize special pitching matchups this time of year. Today, the Giants and Phillies will see a third such marquee encounter in as many games of their NL championship series: Cole Hamels vs. Matt Cain.
KU men’s golf second at Bill Ross Intercollegiate
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B3
Nate Barbee shot a one-under par 71, while Chris Gilbert added a 73 to lead the Kansas University men’s golf team to second place after the first round of the Bill Ross Intercollegiate on Monday.
Blackwater contractor will not be indicted in 2006 killing of Iraqi guard
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A6
A former security contractor for Blackwater USA will not be indicted in the killing of an Iraqi guard in 2006, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Salina vote may restore Smoky Hill River
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B8
When a bypass channel cut off the flow of the Smoky Hill River through downtown Salina 50 years ago, it also swept away much of the central Kansas city’s identity and history, according to people working to have the river restored.
Kansas doctor convicted in overdose deaths asks for lighter sentence
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Kansas doctor and his wife whose clinic is linked to dozens of overdose deaths have asked a federal judge to sentence them today to the mandatory minimum 20 years in prison, rather than the life sentences sought by prosecutors.
Kansas loses steam on energy efficiency
State ranks 46th in its policies and programs
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A1
Kansas can do better. That’s the message state officials are sending after Kansas ranked 46th in its energy-efficiency policies and programs. In the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s state scorecard, Kansas fell seven places in 2010.
Lawrence elementary school task force mulls all-day kindergarten
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
Moving next year’s sixth-graders into middle schools looks to open up plenty of room in elementary schools for any number of uses in the future, including the potential for all-day kindergarten districtwide.
Candidates to hold live chats on LJWorld.com ahead of November election
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
In preparation for November’s general election, LJWorld.com will be hosting live chats with candidates for national and state offices today.
Advice for KU athletic director search committee
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B1
The six-member search committee charged with recommending to the chancellor a candidate to become Kansas University’s next athletic director can’t get caught up in worrying about the KU fan base’s gut reaction to the choice.
NU’s Pelini second-guesses hook
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B2
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is second-guessing his decision to pull quarterback Taylor Martinez in the third quarter of Saturday’s 20-13 loss to Texas.
In Afghan town, insurgents elusive after battles
October 19, 2010 in print edition on C8
In a southern Afghan town that coalition forces seized from Taliban fighters eight months ago — and are still clearing — you don’t have to go far to find the insurgency. But finding insurgents is another story altogether
Weekend reunion: A&M’s Sherman, KU’s Gill share ties from days in NFL
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B1
It has been five years since Mike Sherman and Turner Gill stalked the Green Bay Packers sidelines together, Sherman as the head coach and Gill as the Packers’ director of player development.
Diligent Withey looking to move past injuries
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B1
More than ever, Jeff Withey stood out in a crowd of Kansas University basketball players at last week’s Media Day in Allen Fieldhouse.
NFL looks to toughen illegal-hit penalties
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B2
Aiming for the head or leading with the helmet to deliver a blow could soon cost NFL players game time as well as money.
Can Heat’s Big Three win 73?
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B2
Can the Heat beat the regular-season victory record that Michael Jordan’s Bulls set during the 1995-96 season, when Chicago finished 72-10?
Mariners tap Wedge; La Russa back with Cards
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B2
Eric Wedge is returning to baseball after a year away to face the challenge of another rebuilding project. This time, it’s with the Seattle Mariners.
Titans’ backup QB better than Jags’
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B4
Tennessee’s Vince Young watched from the sideline. Jacksonville’s David Garrard was in the locker room. Both starting quarterbacks were knocked out of Monday night’s game, turning things over to veteran Kerry Collins and recently signed Trent Edwards.
McLouth woman taken to Kansas City hospital after two-car accident near Basehor
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 32-year-old McLouth woman was taken to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., Monday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 24 about 3 miles west of Basehor.
Lawrence man arrested on four counts of aggravated assault
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
Douglas County prosecutors on Monday charged a 27-year-old Joseph I. Monegro of Lawrence with four counts of aggravated assault and four counts of battery stemming from an incident early Sunday morning at The Econo Lodge, 2222 W. Sixth St.
Recycler to take electronic items
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A4
Extreme Recycling Inc. will recycle electronics for Lawrence residents and small businesses at an event hosted by the city of Lawrence’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Division on Saturday in Free State High School’s north parking lot. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pump patrol
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.64 at several stations.
‘Independent Lens’ shows class struggles
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B7
“Independent Lens” (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings) returns for a ninth season with the quirky, funny and sometimes sad little film “The Parking Lot Movie.”
Facebook tries to fix privacy breach
October 19, 2010
The latest Facebook privacy fiasco shows that the world’s largest online social hub is having a hard time putting this thorny issue behind it even as it continues to attract users and become indispensible to many of them.
Bank of America starts thaw in foreclosure freeze
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A6
The pace of U.S. home foreclosures may not slow much after all.
FSHS soccer ties Mill Valley, 1-1
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B1
With a little more than 10 seconds remaining, Free State High sophomore Evan Smith churned toward the net, the fans in the stands loudly clamoring for a goal.
LHS girls golf 10th at state
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence High girls golf team placed 10th at the Class 6A state golf tournament on Monday at the Reflection Ridge Golf Course.
Lee’s gem blanks Yanks
Rangers rout New York, 8-0, take 2-1 lead
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B4
Cliff Lee went through the New York Yankees like a buzzsaw again, striking out 13 and pitching the
Scientists so far aren’t finding dramatic drop in health of Gulf
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A6
Six months after the rig explosion that led to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, damage to the Gulf of Mexico can be measured more in increments than extinctions.
Kansas City defense struggles against Texans
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B4
For four games the Kansas City Chiefs were showing big improvement on defense. Then came Sunday’s loss to the Texans.
Judge tentatively rejects stay request for ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A2
A federal judge in Riverside who declared the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy banning gays unconstitutional issued a tentative ruling Monday rejecting the federal government’s request to stay her decision while the case is appealed.
Horoscope for Oct. 19
October 19, 2010 in print edition on B7
You often go overboard with spending and other such indulgences. This year, this tendency will be up for change.
4 men convicted in N.Y. bombing scheme
October 19, 2010 in print edition on C8
Four men snared last year in an FBI sting were convicted Monday of plotting to blow up New York City synagogues and shoot down military planes.
Double Take: Relationships get a health checkup at the clinic
October 19, 2010 in print edition on C1
What if there were a health clinic for relationships? If you could just walk in for a checkup, what would the doctor say?
Who cares?
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
OK, Kansas University football hasn’t been too successful, outscored by an average of 50 points the last two games. So who’s counting? Ten million dollars for coach Gill for the next five years. Hey, who cares? Thank you, Mr. Perkins! After all, we have a bunch of new players, new system. They are simply young, inexperienced, out of shape and unfocused, but, hey, all they have to do is learn how to block and tackle, sometime in the next five years, that’s all!
Only a game
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
I fail to understand how our football team’s loss can presage such doom and deterioration for our entire university and for its “senior positions” of leadership at Kansas University (Saturday Column, Oct. 16).
No frills
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
For the second year in a row, Social Security recipients will not get any cost-of-living increase. People on fixed incomes are balancing exponential growth costs for taxes, food, fuel and shelter and enjoying less for treats and niceties. The treats have to give in for the ever-increasing taxes and necessities making living conditions more austere.
River cities
The situation in Salina should give Lawrence residents new appreciation for the Kansas River.
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
On Nov. 2, voters in Salina will decide whether they want to spend $27 million to get their river back. It’s an interesting issue for residents of other “river cities,” like Lawrence, to consider.
Quietly expressive: Free State senior asserts her confidence and talent through painting
October 19, 2010
Free State High School senior Hanna Marie Angelone is not the kind of student you will find cheerleading on the sidelines, nor is she the star athlete headed to the state championship.
New script being written in Mideast
October 19, 2010 in print edition on A7
Many years ago, a movie theater called the Brattle near Harvard University would show the film Casablanca over and over. The students who watched would chant the lines along with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The viewers knew every element of the story line from memory — and it never changed.
100 years ago: Almost half of criminal cases in Lawrence violations of prohibition
October 19, 2010
Two men were seriously and one perhaps fatally injured in a traction engine explosion three miles northeast of town today.
40 years ago: Several recent KU graduates go into acting
October 19, 2010
An article described the recent roles of several former Kansas University students who had gone into the acting profession.
25 years ago: Police schedule extra officers to work during KU vs. K-State football game
October 19, 2010
Local law enforcement officials were planning to have 25 to 35 officers on the street during and after the upcoming Kansas University football game against rivals Kansas State.