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The weekend's top stories and the LJWorld.com 100-Degree Day Contest


Happy Monday! It's that disgustingly hot time of year in Kansas, and instead of complaining about it we're going to hold a contest.

The 100-Degree Day Contest sponsored by Ron King Agency launches TODAY! If you correctly guess the date and time that Lawrence officially hits 100 degrees, you will win a summer prize pack that includes

  • Four tickets to a T-Bones game
  • Over-the-shoulder bag cooler
  • Giant beach towel
  • 16-inch flying disk toy
  • Toy sand shovel and molds
  • Neutrogena spray-on sunscreen
  • Roll-up picnic blanket tote
  • EZ-Freeze water bottles
  • Fruit Burst drink syrup

Head over to www.ljworld.com/100degrees to see the official rules and submit entries.

Here are the LJWorld.com's most-viewed weekend stories and most-commented items in the last 24 hours:

Most-viewed stories

  1. McLouth student Justin Johnston shot, killed on school trip to Costa Rica; classmates returning to Kansas
  2. KDOT commits $192 million to complete South Lawrence Trafficway
  3. Democrats call Brownback ‘disingenuous’ in touting highway projects
  4. Multiple gunshots reported outside The Cave Sunday morning, police investigating
  5. Operation 100 Blog: Shots fired into a crowd and a 100 MPH car chase

Most-commented items in the last 24 hours

  1. Moderation wanes in Kansas as Brownback off to fast start
  2. State’s balanced budget could force local governments to increase taxes or cut services
  3. OTS: If you were to write a book, what kind of book would it be?
  4. Save the Children solicitors irk some downtown shoppers, business owners
  5. Blog: Sarah Palin - One Child Left Behind

This will be the only post from me this week. I'm off work Tuesday-Friday for my big brother's wedding.

JK will man the ship with assistance from Casey, our web producer, until I return. I'll be off the grid starting at 5 p.m. today. If you email or message me after that time, it's likely I won't respond until the week of June 13. Have a great week!


The_Original_Bob 6 years, 11 months ago

There will be no 100 degree days this summer. Is that a valid answer, Whit?

kernal 6 years, 11 months ago

Witty, I just hope it's cooler where you're going!

LadyJ 6 years, 11 months ago

Well Whitney, you certainly did pick a cute replacement. Looks like us girls can have some fun for once. Maybe it won't be so bad with you gone after all. He certainly looks like he has a sense of humor like you do.

jackpot 6 years, 11 months ago

At 2:50 P.M. on my weather station showed 101.1 F

wmathews 6 years, 11 months ago

According to the NWS, which is the source we're using for the contest, the official 2:52 p.m. reading for Lawrence was 95 degrees: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Lawrence&state=KS&site=TOP&lat=38.9629&lon=-95.2554

jackpot 6 years, 11 months ago

Just letting you know. I didn't say it was right only cheap and over hundred in shade 6' above the ground north side of house.

RoeDapple 6 years, 11 months ago

I'll take 100 degrees any time over 20 below! Whitney, how could you do this to poor Casey? He will have "The Thousand Yard Stare" on your return . . .

(You'll do okay Casey . . We got your back!)

(Now he can really start to worry . . )

jackpot 6 years, 11 months ago

Is that like old Casey doing a hell of a job.?

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