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Archive for Thursday, November 11, 2010

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12:00 a.m.
Teams compete in the semi-final round of the KU School of Engineering's "Claim the Terrain." The annual design competition included Kansas schools with teams who designed a small vehicle to traverse several courses at KU's Eaton Hall. Students tackle tricky terrain at KU engineering’s annual design competition
November 9, 2010 in print edition on 7A
Some things ran smoothly Tuesday in Eaton Hall on Kansas University’s campus. Others, not so much.
6:00 a.m.
Major William Seelmann, Marines officer instructor at Kansas University, uses a sword to the cut a cake commemorating the 235th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at the Dole Institute of Politics. Marines celebrate 235th birthday in ceremony at Dole Institute
November 10, 2010 in print edition on 1A
For retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Jess Pacheco, it was an honor to put on his uniform to celebrate the Marine Corps’ 235th birthday Wednesday at the Dole Institute of Politics.
10:00 a.m.
The exterior of a new bioscience and technology incubator on Kansas University’s West Campus is seen. Olathe-based Garmin to open software office on KU’s West Campus
November 11, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The latest set of directions on Garmin’s GPS units leads to Kansas University’s West Campus.
2:00 p.m.
A converted Army cargo ship, the lightly armed USS Pueblo, was outgunned by the North Korean vessels deployed against it. Wounded Basehor veteran recalls hellish captivity in North Korea
November 11, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Steve Woelk was assigned to the USS Pueblo at the age of 19 after he and the older brother of his future wife and another friend from the small Flint Hills town of Alta Vista joined the Navy in 1966.
6:00 p.m.
The limestone obelisk monument at Leavenworth National Cemetery sparkles in the sunlight at mid-day, atop the cemetery's highest ridge. In August, the monument underwent its first full renovation since its installation 91 years ago. Monument at Leavenworth National Cemetery shines in time for Veterans Day
November 10, 2010 in print edition on 4A
It towers above the fields of white headstones, stretching about 60 feet into the air from the highest ridge in Leavenworth National Cemetery. And Thursday will be the first Veterans Day when its limestone surface has sparkled like new.

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Fire crews respond to chimney fire near Baldwin City
November 11, 2010
Fire crews responded to reports of a structure fire in the 1400 block of North 200 Road Thursday afternoon.
Gov.-elect Sam Brownback won’t advocate repeal of new statewide sales tax
November 11, 2010 in print edition on A1
Gov.-elect Sam Brownback — and apparently most Kansans — oppose a proposal to repeal the 1-cent state sales tax increase.
An eye for expansion: Bar and restaurant owners bring a little bit of Lawrence out of town
November 11, 2010
Any Lawrencian headed out of the Sprint Center after a game or concert is likely to meet a friendly face just steps outside the venue’s doors: John Wilson.
Bill Self addresses issues at pre-Longwood media session
Still no word on Selby; Teahan likely to red-shirt, Woolridge likely to play; lineup uncertain
November 11, 2010
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self held a media session in advance of KU’s opener against Longwood University on Thursday afternoon, addressing a few topics of interest.
Town Talk: Fire protection for Berry Plastics warehouse; Apartment projects along Clinton Parkway; Flint Hills Symphony theme
02:24 p.m., November 11, 2010 Updated 05:21 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Kansas Senator-elect Jerry Moran about undecided ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy
November 11, 2010
Sen.-elect Jerry Moran says he has reached no conclusion on whether to support the repeal of the ban on gays in the military.
Photos: Veterans Day events in Lawrence, surrounding areas
November 11, 2010
Several events in Lawrence, Douglas County and the surrounding areas are scheduled to celebrate Veterans Day. We’ll be posting photos from these events in our Veterans Day 2010 photo gallery.
Kansas legislator Joe Seiwert forwards anti-Muslim e-mail
November 11, 2010
A Kansas House member says he didn’t mean to offend anyone by forwarding an e-mail that says Muslims can’t be good Americans.
Report shows KU business school spent most differential tuition funds appropriately
10:57 a.m., November 11, 2010 Updated 05:10 p.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas University’s School of Business mostly spent its differential tuition funds appropriately, but should take measures to fix cumbersome accounting practices, according to an audit released Thursday morning.
Report pending on National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility’s safety
November 11, 2010
The National Research Council says it will release a report Monday on the safety of a federal biodefense lab planned for northeast Kansas.
Douglas County Commission approves rezoning for Berry Plastics warehouse
November 11, 2010 in print edition on A3
Berry Plastics cleared the first major hurdle in its efforts to build a 600,000-square-foot warehouse off the Farmers Turnpike.
Baldwin City man to face trial in bicycle hit and run
November 11, 2010 in print edition on A3
A Douglas County judge on Wednesday ordered a 48-year-old Baldwin City man to face a trial for a July 15 incident in which a Lawrence bicyclist was injured south of Lawrence.
Kansas Governor-elect Sam Brownback vows fight against health care reform
November 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
Gov.-elect Sam Brownback went on Fox News television Wednesday night to criticize federal health reform.
Basketball recruit Naadir Tharpe signs with Kansas Jayhawks
November 11, 2010 in print edition on B1
Wearing a beige suit and crimson and blue tie, Naadir Tharpe sat at a table with four of his Brewster Academy basketball teammates on Wednesday in Wolfeboro, N.H.
LHS softball player Kristen Bell signs with Washburn
November 11, 2010
Kristen Bell of Lawrence High signed her national letter of intent Wednesday to play softball at Washburn University.
Free State swimmer Chloe Portela signs with Minnesota
November 11, 2010 in print edition on B4
Throughout the last decade of her life, swimming has taken Free State High senior Chloe Portela to a lot of wonderful places.
Five players sign letters of intent with Kansas women’s basketball
November 11, 2010 in print edition on B3
Five basketball players signed national letters of intent with Kansas University’s women’s program on Wednesday.
Auburn coach Gene Chizik turns mum about QB Cam Newton
November 11, 2010 in print edition on B2
All Auburn coach Gene Chizik would say Wednesday about Cam Newton is that the star quarterback will start for the second-ranked Tigers against Georgia on Saturday after the latest round of accusations. Newton’s friend Joe Haden and brother, meanwhile, rose to his defense.
Nebraska AD Tom Osborne says basketball coach Doc Sadler’s job is safe
November 11, 2010 in print edition on B2
Nebraska coach Doc Sadler goes into Friday’s opener against South Dakota with strong support from athletic director Tom Osborne.
Emotional meeting: KU coach Turner Gill faces Tom Osborne, Nebraska for first time
November 11, 2010 in print edition on B1
Sometime Monday afternoon, Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne reached out to Kansas University football coach Turner Gill by telephone. Osborne’s attempt to chat up his former quarterback was not uncommon. Throughout the years the two have built a bond that seems to be just one step below family and certainly is as strong as any that exists between a former player and his coach.
Beer pong highlights UCLA trip
November 11, 2010 in print edition on B2
I recently attended a UCLA football game, where I played beer pong against a couple of guys named Guillermo and Marco. This is a sport I can embrace, where the loser has to drink beer.
Kansas defensive tackle Patrick Dorsey shows interest in coaching
November 11, 2010 in print edition on B1
Turner Gill cited continuity of the coaching staff as one key to Nebraska establishing itself as a consistent national powerhouse that he intends to bring to Kansas University. Consider the position coaches of Patrick Dorsey, a junior defensive tackle for KU: Bill Young during Dorsey’s 2007 red-shirt season; Joe Bob Clements in 2008; Tom Sims in 2009; Buddy Wyatt this season.
KU volleyball edges Texas A&M
November 11, 2010 in print edition on B4
hind a career-best 32 digs from freshman Brianne Riley, Kansas University’s volleyball team recorded its first victory in College Station, as the Jayhawks defeated Texas A&M, 3-2, Wednesday.
Texas rolls over LaTech
November 11, 2010 in print edition on B5
Jordan Hamilton scored 19 points, and freshman Tristan Thompson had a breakout performance with 17 to lead Texas to an 89-58 victory over Louisiana Tech on Wednesday night in the 2K Sports Classic.
Our Town Sports
November 11, 2010 in print edition on B4
Our town sports for the week of November 11, 2010.
KU law professor appointed by U.S. Supreme Court to defend federal appeals court decision
November 11, 2010 in print edition on A2
Kansas University law professor Stephen McAllister was appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend a federal appeals court decision.
New tenants in the Bioscience and Technology Business Center in Lawrence
November 11, 2010 in print edition on A7
Here’s a look at the two newest tenants at the Bioscience and Technology Business Center.
Banks may pay for ignoring county fees
November 11, 2010 in print edition on A7
It used to be that every time a bank sold a mortgage, the county land recording office received a fee. It wasn’t much — $30 or so — but then real estate boomed in the 1990s and banks pooled millions of mortgages into securities that investors bought and sold.
Olathe-based Garmin to open software office on KU’s West Campus
November 11, 2010 in print edition on A1
The latest set of directions on Garmin’s GPS units leads to Kansas University’s West Campus.
Wounded Basehor veteran recalls hellish captivity in North Korea
November 11, 2010 in print edition on A1
Steve Woelk was assigned to the USS Pueblo at the age of 19 after he and the older brother of his future wife and another friend from the small Flint Hills town of Alta Vista joined the Navy in 1966.
Horoscope for November 11, 2010
November 11, 2010
This year, you open up to a very different style and way of approaching matters. Keep conversations moving at an even clip, and don’t get bogged down in the details. Observe a tendency not to express your depth and feelings. Understand that perhaps this type of withholding impacts your relationships. If you are single, you easily could meet two people of interest simultaneously. One could be more exciting than the other, who will be more stable and secure. Take your time deciding if you want to make any type of commitment and to whom! If you are attached, the two of you become more deeply united on goals and key pastimes. Re-create your first date or your first few encounters. Let romance build. Aquarius can be challenging.
Equal time
November 11, 2010 in print edition on A8
The rambling Saturday Column (Nov. 6) resonates. The central theme, folks should pay a lot more attention to academics and a lot less to sports, especially in a university town, is rather like Mark Twain’s famous observation on the weather, “Everybody talks about it, but…”
Looking to 2012
November 11, 2010 in print edition on A8
Now that the mass of America’s citizenry has recoiled against President Obama’s virulently aggressive form of socialism, perhaps the President and his (I suspect devastated) advisers can ready themselves for surrender to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s successive administration.
Veterans of all ages have reason to hope
November 11, 2010 in print edition on A8
“No pen can describe the horrors of this battle … it was a living hell from which escape seemed scarcely possible.”
Funding pleas
Kansas education leaders are preparing to do battle with the 2011 Kansas legislators over education funding.
November 11, 2010 in print edition on A8
Proponents of increased funding for all levels of education in the state appear ready to pull out all the stops to sell that idea to state legislators. It won’t be easy.
Kansas patient advocate Siobhan Reynolds’ supporters say secret grand jury retaliatory
November 11, 2010
Federal prosecutors in Kansas who couldn’t obtain a gag order against a strident patient activist later launched a secret grand jury investigation and issued subpoenas against the woman and her advocacy group — moves some argue are nothing more than government retaliation against an outspoken critic.
Former Kansas doctor sentenced for painkiller sales
November 11, 2010
A former eastern Kansas doctor will serve three years in prison for illegally distributing prescription drugs.
Small Kansas towns looking forward to pheasant season
November 11, 2010
Mona Hoisington recalls a parade being conducted here decades ago, but not many events have much staying power in Paradise.
Overland Park teller says he was kidnapped, forced to open bank
November 11, 2010
A teller at a suburban Kansas City bank told police a man kidnapped him from the parking lot of his apartment complex early Wednesday and forced him to open the bank, which the man then robbed.
25 years ago: KU holds ceremony at site of planned Vietnam Memorial
November 11, 2010
Kansas University held a short ceremony at the site of a planned Vietnam Memorial, the first of its kind to be built on a non-military college campus. About two dozen Vietnam veterans and relatives of some of the local men killed during the war attended the ceremony, as well as uniformed cadets and officers from KU’s ROTC programs, staff members from the chancellor’s office, and the student body president.
Kansas State University to remove longtime chemical landfill
November 11, 2010
Kansas State University has submitted a plan to remove a chemical landfill that it has used for 25 years.
40 years ago: Kaw Valley Hemp Pickers appear on CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes”
November 11, 2010
CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes” program with Mike Wallace focused on Lawrence and its role in “The Kansas Marijuana Harvest” recently. Featured on the show were Douglas County Sheriff Rex Johnson, KBI director Harold Nye, and members of the River City Outlaws as well as the Kaw Valley Hemp Pickers.
100 years ago: Brake malfunction causes runaway rock wagon to crash
November 11, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 11, 1910: “One of the big rock wagons filled to overflowing with crushed stone slipped its brakes at noon and ran amuck on Lee street. The heavy wagon finally collided with a phone pole and was splintered into kindling wood.”
Reds’ Rolen, Phillips, Arroyo win Gold Gloves
November 11, 2010 in print edition on B2
The new version of the Big Red Machine plays some pretty slick defense, too.