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Man arrested after firing weapon near Lawrence Ave.
08:18 p.m., November 20, 2010 Updated 12:24 a.m.
Police responded about 7:30 p.m. Saturday to reports of gunshots fired near the Lawrence Country Club. One man was arrested.
QB-turned-WR Kale Pick quickly adjusting to new position
Kansas sophomore hauls in two passes in 48-14 loss
November 20, 2010
Kale Pick was trying his hardest to catch up.
Finally! NCAA ruling a relief for Selby’s mother
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
Waiting for an NCAA ruling regarding her son’s future proved excruciating at times for Josh Selby’s mom, Maeshon Witherspoon.
Around & about in local business
November 20, 2010 in print edition on A8
Beauty Brands Salon donated to a domestic violence shelter, and Douglas County Bank is collecting money and nonperishable food for the Ballard Center.
Mortgages
November 20, 2010 in print edition on A8
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 78 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
3 workers indicted for fake documents
November 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
A federal grand jury has indicted three men for using fake documents to work at a Topeka food plant.
KU vs. OSU: Head to head
November 20, 2010
Oklahoma State’s defense ranks 85th overall and has given up an average of 408 yards per game. Of that total, 141 have come on the ground. The Jayhawks have started to have success on the ground in recent weeks, but suffered a setback against Nebraska, when they ran it 34 times for just 72 yards.
Josh Selby missing piece for Kansas
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
It’s not Josh Selby’s No.1 ranking in his recruiting class that made Friday night’s news so significant. It’s that he’s precisely what Kansas lacked to be viewed as a legitimate contender for a national title.
Fit to be tied: KU matches Allen Fieldhouse winning streak
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
Nick Bradford, who helped Kansas University’s basketball team win a school-record 62 home games from 1994-98, forever will remember being in the Allen Fieldhouse stands the night the current Jayhawks tied the old mark.
NCAA clears Josh Selby to play for KU starting Dec. 18
Freshman must first serve suspension, pay $4,600 to charity
November 20, 2010 in print edition on A1
Josh Selby, KU’s 6-foot-2 freshman guard from Baltimore, who has missed two exhibition games and the first three games of the regular season, will make his collegiate debut against Southern California on Dec. 18 in Allen Fieldhouse.
KU volleyball falls
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B4
Kansas University’s volleyball team lost to No. 8 Texas, 3-1 (25-16, 25-23, 24-26, 25-23), on Friday.
Pearl suspended 8 games
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B2
Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl has been suspended for the Volunteers’ first eight Southeastern Conference games as punishment from league Commissioner Mike Slive for violating NCAA rules and misleading investigators.
Pump Patrol
November 20, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.67 at several stations.
City Commission agenda for Nov. 23
Landfill contract to be considered
November 20, 2010
City commissioners will consider signing a new contract with Hamm Quarries that will continue to allow the city to dump its trash at the Hamm landfill in Jefferson County for the next three years. The new contract, as previously reported, raises the city’s rate by 3.5 percent and includes an annual 3.5 increase each year.
Pilots exempted from some airport checks
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B12
Amid a growing protest against stepped-up and intrusive screening of airline passengers, the government has cut a break for one very influential group of travelers — the pilots.
Airports consider congressman’s call to ditch TSA
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B12
In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: Ditching TSA agents altogether.
Basehor-Linwood student’s video makes cut in Adidas contest
November 20, 2010 in print edition on A5
Tasked with showcasing Basehor-Linwood High School’s best “moves” in a video, senior Courtney Inlow decided the school’s most exciting athletic achievements happened away from screaming crowds or bright lights.
Bernanke on perilous ground for Fed chairman
November 20, 2010 in print edition on A6
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is taking some highly unusual steps to counter widespread opposition to his $600 billion plan to jump-start the economy.
Douglas County man arrested after Oct. 31 domestic incident
November 20, 2010
Douglas County Sheriff’s office arrested a 42-year-old Douglas County man on a warrant for criminal restraint, aggravated battery, criminal threat and aggravated kidnapping.
Jayhawks anonymous: Largely overshadowed class to bow out today
November 20, 2010
For the past few seasons, several of the 20 seniors on the Kansas University football roster suited up with names on the backs of their jerseys but faces unknown.
100 years ago: New almanacs present dull 1911 for area star-gazers
November 20, 2010 in print edition on A9
“In Topeka you can get out a smoked glass just before sunset and you will notice that about one-tenth of the sun has been clipped off. That is all.”
Bad priorities
November 20, 2010 in print edition on A9
The Associated Press article in the Nov. 18 Journal-World about marriage is not surprising. What is surprising is that many Christians are probably in that 40 percent who say that marriage is not relevant. This is also true about those who have divorced, had abortions and are in bondage to gambling, drugs, alcohol or other “slave masters.” It saddens me that we call ourselves Christians yet we do not honor the One whose name we claim to follow: Jesus Christ.
Smiths (no relation) key to Missouri’s defense
November 20, 2010
Missouri has a pair of defensive ends with much more in common than the last name.
Club news
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B7
Club news for November 20, 2010.
Around and about
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B6
News from around and about for November 20, 2010.
Military news
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B6
Military news for November 20, 2010.
4-H news
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B6
4-H news for November 20, 2010.
High school more than academics
November 20, 2010 in print edition on A9
Teachers and administrators look to 2011 with understandable unease, believing their budgets will be lean, at best.
Democrats duck first of many tough choices
November 20, 2010 in print edition on A9
When the rules of the House of Representatives forced the Democrats to confront a painful choice among their leaders, they did what Democrats are often inclined to do. They changed the rules.
Killer of Kansas abortion doctor George Tiller moved to new prison
November 20, 2010
The convicted killer of a Kansas abortion doctor has been transferred to a new prison.
Kansas City-area animal shelter facing eviction, needs to find homes for 100 pets
November 20, 2010
A no-kill animal shelter in northeast Kansas needs to find homes for more than 100 dogs and cats before it is evicted.
November economy survey: Midwest, Plains bankers perking up
November 20, 2010
A November survey of rural bankers in the Plains and Midwest suggests growing economic optimism, in part because of healthy farm income.
Kansas buffalo producers getting high prices as demand rises for hormone-free, low-cholesterol meat
November 20, 2010
Kansas buffalo producers have seen demand for their product spike and are scrambling to meet a rising demand for hormone-free, low-cholesterol meat options.
Dogs seized in drug raid in SE Kansas ready for adoption
November 20, 2010
Nearly two dozen dogs whose owners were arrested in a southeast Kansas drug raid are ready for adoption.
Salina judge Jerome Hellmer is new chief for 2 Kansas counties
November 20, 2010
A trial court judge in Salina has been promoted to chief judge for two counties in north-central Kansas.
Wamego to challenge rate hike from Westar Energy
November 20, 2010
The city of Wamego is fighting a proposal from Westar Energy that would substantially increase the northeast Kansas city electricity costs.
Manhattan school district to fight city for free water
November 20, 2010
The Manhattan school district wants its attorney to take legal action to force the city to continue to provide free water to the district.
Faith Forum: How should Thanksgiving be discussed in a religious context?
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B7
The Bible says, “to give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
25 years ago: Local bank robbed by masked gunman
November 20, 2010
The 2546 Iowa Street branch of the University State Bank had been robbed during the morning hours by a masked gunman. The robber, wearing a full-face ski mask and carrying a small-caliber pistol, had entered the bank at 9:30 a.m. and demanded money.
40 years ago: Drug use in Lawrence schools includes marijuana, pills
November 20, 2010
The latest in a continuing series of articles on the drug problem in Lawrence focused on the high school and junior high population.
Mean Green lean on threes: 0-for-12, to be exact
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
In the process of extended its homecourt winning streak, Kansas University ended an even longer streak in its 93-60 basketball victory over North Texas on Friday night.
Saturday’s Big 12 games encapsulated
November 20, 2010
A preview of the weekend’s conference action in Big 12 football.
Scouting news
November 20, 2010 in print edition on B6
Scouting news for November 20, 2010.
Know the foe: Oklahoma State Cowboys boast explosive offense
November 20, 2010
There’s no easy way to say it.