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Thursday's top stories, help me find birthday candles and Friday Food Wars (carnival food)


Heyo! It's Friday!

Here are Thursday's top stories and the most-commented items in the past 24 hours.

Most-viewed stories

  1. Town Talk: No Lowe’s plan but still talk; tavern slated for Sixth and Wakarusa; downtown vacancy at 13 percent, by one measure
  2. Blog: Markieff, Marcus Morris drafted with 13th, 14th picks; Josh Selby taken 49th
  3. Power restored to Westar Energy customers in south Lawrence after Thursday morning outage
  4. Former KU student pleads guilty to battery after woman alleges she was sexually assaulted at fraternity house
  5. Poll: According to 247wallst.com, these 10 brands are likely to disappear in 2012. Which one would you miss the most?

Most-commented items in the last 24 hours

  1. Lost rights
  2. Josh Selby missed his shot
  3. OTS: Who is your all-time favorite movie character?
  4. Poll: According to 247wallst.com, these 10 brands are likely to disappear in 2012. Which one would you miss the most?
  5. Slow economic recovery weakens President Obama’s support

I'm trying to track down some special candles for my mom's 60th birthday party tonight, and I'm hoping you can help. Each candle is its own letter and they spell out H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y. Urban Outfitters used to sell them, but they don't anymore. I also called Hobby Lobby and they don't have them. Help? They look similar to these.

UPDATE: somedude20 suggested Party America on 23rd and they have them in stock! Woo!

Also, today's Friday Food War is already heating up. This week, we're battling over carnival classics. Vote in the Facebook poll and participate in smack talk on Twitter with the hashtag #CarnivalWars!

I obviously voted for "Anything fried on a stick," because corn dogs fall into that category.


somedude20 6 years ago

What about that Party America on 23rd st?

wmathews 6 years ago

ZOMG!!! I just called and they have them! Mom's birthday will not be ruined!

You are my favorite commenter for Friday, June 24, 2011. Sorry, Hollis.

somedude20 6 years ago

Thanks kid as that is a prize within itself!

wmathews 6 years ago

If you want to poison yourself, mustard sounds like a great option.

Kontum1972 6 years ago

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WHITNEYS MOM.....thx for having such a cutie....Muah...!

Kontum1972 6 years ago

tell the former maria preston zach and i said hello...

Sarah St. John 6 years ago

Hey-o right back atcha! It is Friday, indeed!

Looking forward to a lot of good Lawrence stuff going on this weekend!

Glad you found the candles. Happy Birthday, M.O.W.!

LadyJ 6 years ago

Hey Whitney, does the LJW have a photographer going out to George Williams Way, out by Langston Hughes to take a pictures of the semi with one side sitting on top of the wall of the roundabout? Hopefully won't tip over when they try to get it off. They were just fixing the wall of the roundabout on Clinton Parkway this morning.

RoeDapple 6 years ago

Do you suppose the semi driver was "calmed" by the "traffic calmer"?

LadyJ 6 years ago

Thanks Whitney. I think the city should provide free roundabout removal for vehichles that get hung up on them.

RoeDapple 6 years ago

There's a man who'll be seeking unemployment benefits Monday morning . . .

LadyJ 6 years ago

Some of us are old enough to be Whitney's parents. Remember that when you go to hit the disappearding button Whitney. We are (probably) some one's mom or dad.

wmathews 6 years ago

I've had to reel in Mom's commenting on Facebook before. I have no mercy.

LadyJ 6 years ago

LOL, the ad flashing on the right is for Party America.

wmathews 6 years ago

Lock me up and take me away, autie. As God as my witness, I will never put mustard on a corn dog (or anything else)!

bevy 6 years ago

Best on a corndog - equal parts mustard and ketchup mixed together. Orangey yummy goodness!

RoeDapple 6 years ago

"I says "Pigpen, this here's the Rubber Duck" "We just ain't a-gonna pay no toll" So we crashed the gate doin' ninety-eight I says "let them truckers roll, ten-four"

"Convoy" - C.W. McCall

LadyJ 6 years ago

Can you just picture Whitney as the President? She would be sitting there in the Oval Office, her hand poised delicately over a big disappearding button just waiting for some government or foreign official to give her trouble.

RoeDapple 6 years ago

Heck Yeah! Even HOTTER than Sarah!

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