Archive for Monday, June 13, 2011

Also from June 13

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, June 13, 2011
Polls
Airlines collected $3.4 billion in bag fees in 2010. Does the amount of money an airline charges for checked bags influence whether or not you'll buy a ticket?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes, if I have an option, I’ll pick an airline that charges less
 
82%
I only pay attention to the ticket price — not the airline
 
11%
No, I pick the fastest flight, even if checked bags cost extra
 
6%
Total 596
Did you enjoy going to summer camps as a kid?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
45%
I didn’t go to camp
 
40%
No
 
14%
Total 483
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Traffic is stopped for culvert work on U.S. Highway 59 south of North 700 Road Wednesday, June 8, 2011, while crews continue work on what will be the new Highway 59 highway at right. Construction began in spring 2007 on the $240 million project between Lawrence and Ottawa. The project will widen the two-lane road to four lanes. New U.S. 59, in Douglas County, to open in late 2012
June 12, 2011
Extension of the South Lawrence Trafficway may be slated to get $192 million from a new state comprehensive transportation program, but another major highway project in the area is accelerating toward completion.
9:54 a.m.
Traffic is stopped for culvert work on U.S. Highway 59 south of North 700 Road Wednesday, June 8, 2011, while crews continue work on what will be the new Highway 59 highway at right. Construction began in spring 2007 on the $240 million project between Lawrence and Ottawa. The project will widen the two-lane road to four lanes. New U.S. Highway 59 in Douglas County to open in late 2012
June 12, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Extension of the South Lawrence Trafficway may be slated to get $192 million from a new state comprehensive transportation program, but another major highway project in the area is accelerating toward completion.
10:00 a.m.
This tornado warning siren is just west of the intersection of 27th and Arkansas streets.
Douglas County Emergency Management reminds residents to not rely solely on sirens during severe weather
June 12, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The last time the emergency sirens went off in Douglas County, Jeff Stolz barely heard the sound over the music playing in his house. Stolz, who’s lived about a block from one of the county’s outdoor sirens for three years, said if the tunes had been any louder he might not have heard them at all. He’s not alone.
2:00 p.m.
Tommy Finch, a student at Central Junior High School, plays French horn with a band in the Junior High Music Camp at the 2010 Midwestern Music Academy. Middle schoolers descend on KU’s campus to fine-tune musical talent at Midwestern Music Academy
June 12, 2011 in print edition on 3A
It’s that time of year again when kids descend on the Kansas University campus for educational camps on a wide variety of subjects — everything from engineering to basketball to science.

All stories

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks deny Miami Heat NBA title
LeBron James wanting again
June 13, 2011 in print edition on B1
For Dirk Nowitzki, the resume is complete. He’s an NBA champion.
Downtown debate
Finding ways to accommodate more special events seems like a good way to provide added vitality to Lawrence’s downtown.
June 13, 2011 in print edition on A8
We thought parties were supposed to be fun. But when it comes to organizing festivities in Downtown Lawrence and using city streets as a venue for those events, there’s a growing difference of opinion that is spoiling much of the excitement.