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What a relief! KU women top Fordham, 81-68, in OT
November 28, 2010 in print edition on B1
Carolyn Davis scored 26 points on 8-for-11 shooting, helping the Kansas women’s basketball team to an 81-68 overtime victory over Fordham on Sunday in the BTI Classic at Allen Fieldhouse.
Taxi driver killed in head-on collision on I-35
November 28, 2010
A 67-year-old taxi driver is dead after a woman drove her car the wrong way on Interstate 35 and crashed head-on into him.
Cuba, Kansas: a town of doers
November 28, 2010
It is a tiny dot on the big map of Kansas, a blink-and-miss-it-type of town. But with less than 200 residents, this Republic County community near the Nebraska state line has been a symbol of rural America for more than three decades.
Armed robbery at Zarco Gas Station on Sixth Street
November 28, 2010
Lawrence Police Dispatch reported an armed robbery at Zarco Gas Station, 1415 W. 6th Street around 10 a.m.
Stereotypes limit aspirations
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A11
A few words about black supremacy.
Man injured in early morning stabbing
November 28, 2010
One person was injured in a stabbing incident shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of Haskell Ave.
Behind the Lens: Granada part of historic FSA collection
12:00 a.m., November 28, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The theater is one subject in the more than 164,000 photos shot by the Farm Security Administration for the Library of Congress.
Freshman drives KU women, 90-58
November 28, 2010 in print edition on B1
With Kansas University sophomore point guard Angel Goodrich out two to three weeks after having a knee scoped, a lot of responsibility falls on the shoulders of freshman guard Keena Mays.
Jayhawks awed by Robinson’s slam
Forward’s ‘unbelievable’ one-handed dunk impresses teammates
November 28, 2010 in print edition on B4
The buzz after Kansas University’s 87-79 men’s basketball victory over Arizona on Saturday night was all about KU forward Thomas Robinson’s slam.
KU basketball notebook: Wildcat attacks
November 28, 2010 in print edition on B4
Arizona sophomore Derrick Williams exploded for 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 29 minutes in Saturday’s 87-79 loss to Kansas at Orleans Arena.
Vegas victors: Kansas holds off pesky Wildcats
November 28, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s basketball players rejoiced during the first of what they hope will be a batch of mid-court trophy-raising ceremonies on Saturday night at Orleans Arena.
Border War notebook: Pick to return?
November 28, 2010 in print edition on B5
One of the hottest topics of late has been the future of Kansas University quarterback/receiver Kale Pick.
Jayhawks need big-time QB
November 28, 2010 in print edition on B12
Turner Gill’s Kansas University football team is only three players shy of contending for a Big 12 title next season: Terry Bradshaw, Jerry Rice and Ray Lewis.
Beat like a drum: Tigers dismantle Kansas in finale
November 28, 2010 in print edition on B12
Maybe T.J. Moe had it right. Five days after the Missouri wide receiver drew some heat for saying Kansas University’s football team had no advantages in this year’s Border War at Arrowhead Stadium, Moe’s offense and the entire KU team proved that claim to be true as the Tigers rolled to a 35-7 victory against Kansas.
KU volleyball sweeps Oklahoma
November 28, 2010 in print edition on B6
Three Kansas University volleyball players collected double-digit kills, KU hit a .343 attack percentage and the Jayhawks swept Oklahoma (25-21, 25-21, 25-16) in the regular-season finale for both teams on Saturday.
Prep football roundup: Olathe North falls in 6A
November 28, 2010
Dreamius Smith ran for 286 yards and four touchdowns to lead Wichita Heights over Olathe North, 48-14, to claim the Kansas Class 6A football state championship.
Number of foreclosures in Douglas County still rising
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A1
Foreclosures in Douglas County have continued to climb. So far this year, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has auctioned 204 homes that have gone into foreclosure. That’s a 62 percent increase from the number of total sheriff’s sales in 2009 and a 143 percent increase from 2007, the year before the economy tanked.
Kansas Democrats trying to regroup after losses
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A1
Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, always had a steep climb in the Legislature. But that climb will be much steeper when the legislative session starts in January.
Adult store pulls Facebook page after complaints
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Hutchinson adult video store has pulled its Facebook page after parents voiced concerns about the large number young “friends” the business had.
Pump patrol
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A6
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.64 at several stations.
Mortgages
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 108 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
Bazaar offers novel knickknacks
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A3
If there were a Black Friday for area shoppers looking for unusual, homemade, holiday gifts, it was Saturday’s annual Bizarre Bazaar.
Three Missouri police officers sue over meth exposure
November 28, 2010
Three police officers have filed a federal lawsuit against current and former Butler police chiefs for injuries they suffered while serving a search warrant on a home where a suspected meth lab was operating.
Resolution needed
A lawsuit filed last week is a practical way for Lawrence Community Shelter officials to resolve legal questions hanging over their plans for a new facility.
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A11
It’s unfortunate that this issue is landing in court, but leaders of the Lawrence Community Shelter are doing what they need to do to move their plans for a new facility forward.
Inmate, convicted by Douglas County jury, aims to come clean for crimes
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A3
In 1985, a Douglas County jury convicted Devin T. Galloway of Lawrence of the kidnapping and rape of a neighbor. Galloway was paroled in 2006 after serving more than 20 years for the crimes.
Ironic rebuke
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A11
How ironic/paradoxical that one of Lawrence’s resident ideologues should lie so boldly about what he considers to be lies by those on the “left,” the president in particular. But then that is the nature of ideology, where facts are without warrant and honesty is not a necessary element of argument.
Extra mile
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A11
There are still workers that go beyond what is expected. A few days ago, I was mulching leaves at our church with my mower along Massachusetts Street and along our south curb. Two men with a local tree trimming company parked in our parking lot and trimmed a neighboring home’s tree limbs.
Cultural impacts an ongoing concern
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A11
An eminent Harvard law professor, James Thayer (1831-1902), argued that although the judicial function is “merely that of fixing the outside border of reasonable legislative action,” this still gives courts “a great and stately jurisdiction.” While patrolling that jurisdiction today, Supreme Court justices may be playing the video game “Postal 2,” whose rich menu of simulated mayhem provoked California’s Legislature to pass a problematic law.
‘November Christmas’ proves critic-proof
November 28, 2010
The Hallmark formula moves to CBS with the “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentation “November Christmas” (8 p.m., CBS).
Horoscope for Nov. 28
November 28, 2010
This year, you move into a new realm, where your efforts become better received within your community, circle and/or workplace. Inevitably, gain will follow. If you are single, you naturally meet many people this year. Cupid will be hanging out in your neighborhood this coming spring. If you are attached, the two of you could be getting a new addition at this same period. You will be extremely amorous. Virgo admires your abilities but doesn’t hesitate to push you.
Big 12 football roundup: Sooners knock off Cowboys, 47-41
November 28, 2010
Landry Jones matched the school record with 468 yards passing and threw two long touchdown passes in a wild finish to the Bedlam game as Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State on Saturday night to forge a three-way tie atop the Big 12 South.
2010 Retail Market Report out of Lawrence City Hall causes some concern
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A1
A new report out of Lawrence City Hall brings up lingering questions about the health of the city’s retail industry. The report, conducted by the city’s planning department, found that Lawrence nearly has gone a full 10 years with sales tax collections failing to keep pace with the rate of inflation.
Around and about in local business
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A5
A Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical division chief has been appointed to serve on a regional crisis council operated by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management.
Workers with mental illnesses seek tolerance
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A3
After spending several weeks in an inpatient psychiatric facility for treatment of bipolar disorder, Stacey, a 22-year-old Lawrence woman, returned to her job at a local business.
Consultant: Mulvane casino site trumps Wellington
November 28, 2010 in print edition on A12
Gambling consultants have determined that a proposed casino in Mulvane would bring in higher revenues and offer more amenities than a plan offered for Wellington.
100 years ago: Antique coin collection discovered in Lawrence attic
November 28, 2010
“American coins more than a century old, together with paper currency issued payable to Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams, which have lain hidden in dust in a musty Lawrence attic since the days of the Quantrell raid, were brought to light Saturday.”
40 years ago: Negative feedback received on new police-community relations project
November 28, 2010
Some members of Lawrence’s black community and “street people” had refused to participate in the program, saying that it was being created by white people and then imposed upon them.
25 years ago: Unexpected snowfall greets Lawrence residents on Thanksgiving Day
November 28, 2010
Some Lawrence residents who might have welcomed a white Christmas were not as grateful for the white Thanksgiving that started the holiday weekend.