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12:00 a.m.
Amber Aylor, a Perry-Lecompton high school junior and marching band member, left, rehearses formations with the band on Tuesday. The Marching Jayhawks and the University of Kansas School of Music will host Perry-Lecompton and over 30 other high school marching bands for the 63rd annual Band Day on Saturday, Sept. 25. KU Band Day parade set for Saturday afternoon in Downtown Lawrence
September 21, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Musicians from more than 30 high schools are set to converge on Lawrence this weekend for Kansas University’s 63rd annual Band Day.
5:00 a.m.
Lake-goers put in their boats at Boat Dock No. 1 at Clinton Lake on Wednesday. An underwater search team discovered a body at Boat Ramp No. 1 about 175 feet offshore on Tuesday afternoon. Search team discovers body in vehicle recovered from Clinton Lake; no foul play suspected
4:24 p.m., September 22, 2010 Updated 7:45 p.m. in print edition on 1A
An underwater search team Tuesday afternoon recovered a woman’s body that was inside a vehicle recovered from Clinton Lake, sheriff’s and coroner’s officials said Wednesday.
8:30 a.m.
A federal jury Wednesday found Yellow House Store co-owner Carrie Neighbors guilty on 16 charges. Neighbors and her husband, Guy Neighbors, both face charges in the case. Federal jury finds co-owner of Yellow House guilty of 16 charges in stolen-property case
5:24 p.m., September 22, 2010 Updated 5:58 p.m. in print edition on 3A
A federal jury in Kansas City, Kan., on Wednesday convicted a Lawrence woman of taking part in a scheme to purchase stolen goods and later sell them on eBay out of the Yellow House Store, 1904 Mass.
12:00 p.m.
William L. Fuerst KU business dean steps down in wake of allegations over mishandling of differential tuition
2:12 p.m., September 22, 2010 Updated 5:01 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas University announced Wednesday afternoon that Business School Dean William Fuerst will step down at the end of the current academic year.
3:30 p.m.
A pedestrian crosses Sixth Street at the intersection of Sixth and Massachusetts streets Wednesday as traffic comes to a stop at the intersections of Sixth and Vermont and Sixth and Kentucky. City officials are preparing to have fiber-optic cable installed along Sixth Street from Massachusetts to Iowa streets and on Iowa Street between 23rd and Sixth streets to enable real-time adjustments to traffic lights that can help the flow of traffic. $500,000 project will give Lawrence remote control traffic lights
4:57 p.m., September 22, 2010 Updated 5:29 p.m. in print edition on 1A
It is a tool that every commuter would drool over. A $500,000 project will begin next month that will allow city engineers to control about a dozen Lawrence traffic signals via remote control.
7:00 p.m.
Kansas fans come to their feet in the north end zone as the Jayhawks leave the court Wednesday following warmups in preparation for tipoff against Alcorn State at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas Athletics Inc. is discounting seats normally reserved for students at $10 a seat. Athletic fee at $80 per year for students
12:00 a.m., September 23, 2010 Updated 11:09 a.m. in print edition on 3A
Kansas University students provide $80 a year to Kansas Athletics through campus fees, a source of financing that has pumped about $2 million a year into women’s and other nonrevenue sports at Kansas Athletics Inc.

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Power restored to Douglas County residents after storm-related outages
All power restored before 10 p.m.
08:10 p.m., September 23, 2010 Updated 09:59 p.m.
As many as 1,557 Westar Energy customers spent part of Thursday night without power after a line of storms moved through Lawrence.
Holland blasts Brownback over plan for education financing
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Holland on Thursday said he will oppose further cuts to schools, and he accused his Republican opponent, Sam Brownback, of supporting a plan that would require local property tax increases for education.
Lawrence priest meets pope for second time
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
Meeting the pope is something many would place in the “once in a lifetime experience” category. But local Catholic priest Vince Krische, chaplain emeritus at the St. Lawrence Catholic Center at Kansas University, met a pope for the second time during a recent trip to England.
Eudora preparing for annual festival
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A5
Eudora residents are gearing up for the annual EudoraFest, which includes a truck and tractor pull on Sunday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lawrence.
Homes on Parade already moving
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A5
Lawrence builders who’ve endured through the Great Recession and its lingering effects are looking forward to welcoming folks into their kitchens, great rooms and energy-efficient floorplans this weekend and next.
Area pharmaceutical firm signs deal on developing treatment for dogs with cancer
September 23, 2010
An area pharmaceutical firm has signed a deal with the University of Missouri in hopes of developing a drug to treat cancer in dogs.
Attorney General candidates spar over health care reform in campaign debate
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
Attorney General Steve Six on Thursday defended his decision not to join other states in a legal challenge to federal health care reform. His Republican rival, state Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt, vowed to find a way for Kansas to join that lawsuit.
Older residents seek job-hunting assistance at Lawrence employment expo
Expo features vendors, résumé reviews, workshops
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
Diane Krayenhagen has been without a job for the past year and half. Her unemployment benefits have run out and she’s living off a cashed-in CD.
Free State soccer moved up to 4:30 p.m.
September 23, 2010
Because of expected rain later tonight, the Free State boys soccer team’s home game against Shawnee Mission South has been moved up to 4:30 p.m.
Father confirms his daughter’s body was found inside vehicle at Clinton Lake
38-year-old woman disappeared in 2004
01:37 p.m., September 23, 2010 Updated 02:39 p.m. in print edition on A1
The body of Lesley Smith was discovered in a car, underwater at Clinton Lake on Tuesday. She had been missing for more than six years.
LHS varsity tennis match canceled; SWJH football postponed
01:30 p.m., September 23, 2010 Updated 02:52 p.m.
The Lawrence High School varsity girls’ tennis matches today at Manhattan are canceled. They will not be rescheduled.
Emergency preparedness focus of weekend fair
September 23, 2010
Area residents this weekend will have a chance to receive information and products to help them assemble an emergency preparedness kit.
KU fall enrollment down 1.8 percent from last year
12:59 p.m., September 23, 2010 Updated 04:35 p.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas University’s fall enrollment is down this year to 29,462 students, according to figures released Thursday.
Kansas City Zoo polar bear’s repetitive swimming worries some
September 23, 2010
Look, kids, here comes the polar bear! Here he comes around again! And again. Again.
Olathe woman injured in accident Wednesday near Baldwin City
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
An Olathe woman was injured Wednesday evening in a two-vehicle accident west of Baldwin City on U.S. Highway 56.
Lawrence man still in hospital after Wednesday morning accident on K-10
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
A Lawrence man injured in an accident Wednesday on Kansas Highway 10 remained in an Overland Park hospital Thursday, and he said he likely won’t be able to be released for two to three days.
Kansas Highway Patrol troopers group endorses Schmidt in attorney general race
September 23, 2010
The group representing Kansas Highway Patrol troopers is supporting Republican nominee Derek Schmidt in the attorney general’s race.
Secretary of State Biggs creates “full-time pledge,” asks challenger Kobach to sign it
08:30 a.m., September 23, 2010 Updated 05:40 p.m.
Democratic Secretary of State Chris Biggs took a jab Thursday at his Republican opponent, signing a pledge to work full-time in his government job if Kansas voters elect him in November.
Kansas Attorney General seeks to form child predator unit
September 23, 2010
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six intends to ask legislators next session to help him create a special division to investigate child predators.
Topeka woman arrested following incident with pepper spray
September 23, 2010
An 18-year-old Topeka woman was arrested early Thursday morning after spraying five people with pepper spray.
Flash flood watch issued for Douglas County extended through midnight Thursday
03:55 a.m., September 23, 2010 Updated 08:35 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a flash flood watch effective from 1 p.m. through midnight Thursday.
Big improvement
The Eldridge Hotel’s planned expansion to the south would be a big improvement over the unsightly vacant lot at that location.
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
The plan to fill in the vacant lot south of the Eldridge Hotel is welcome news for downtown.
NU volleyball rallies past KU
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B5
Kansas University won the first set, but fourth-ranked Nebraska rallied for a 3-1 Big 12 volleyball victory over the Jayhawks on Wednesday.
No. 28 rated hoops player to visit to Kansas
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
Quinn Cook, a 6-foot-1 senior point guard from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., plans to make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University.
Our Town Sports
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
Shoreline Shuffle 5K: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the second Shoreline Shuffle 5k Trail Run on Saturday on Clinton Lake’s North Shore Trails. The race begins and ends at Shelter 4, Campground One, in Clinton Lake State Park. The marked course includes difficult rocky, root-bound trails; smooth, flat, easy trails; scenic lake views; and long shady stretches through old-growth forest. The race begins at 8 a.m., with race-day registration and check-in starting at 7 a.m. The race entry form and online registration are both available at www.Lawrencetrailhawks.com. Packet pickup is set for Garry Gribbles Running Sports, 839 Massachusetts Street, from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 24. For more information, visit www.Lawrencetrailhawks.com or e-mail race director Gary Henry at unews@ultrastory.com.
AD says Mangino not hired by UM
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
A television report that former Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino is back in the game appears to be inaccurate.
KU’s Selby part of UT violations
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Tennessee basketball program has reported several NCAA violations committed under coach Bruce Pearl, including nearly 100 excessive phone calls to recruits — including Kansas University freshman Josh Selby — and permitting families of recruits to stay longer than allowed by the NCAA when visiting Knoxville.
Fort Hays State wind plan in limbo
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B8
Restrictions on the height of wind turbines are causing problems for a proposed wind energy facility at Fort Hays State University.
Casino bidder pledges money for teachers
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B8
One of the companies vying to operate a south-central Kansas casino has added a deal to help teachers to its proposal.
J-Lo, Tyler new ‘American Idol’ judges
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B7
Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will join Randy Jackson as “American Idol” judges next season, after months of turnover and speculation about the future of TV’s top-rated show.
Phoenix apologizes to Letterman
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B7
Actor Joaquin Phoenix returned to David Letterman’s “Late Show” on Wednesday to apologize for his wacky appearance last year that turned out to be an elaborate piece of performance art.
Horoscope for September 23, 2010
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B7
You make changes that point to a new path this year. Your ability to juggle different concerns emerges once more as a salient trait. Whether you are single or attached, you will be dealing with how much to give. Avoid committing this year if you are single. If you are attached, you will move in a new direction if you can relax with your significant other’s swift changes. Aries can be challenging.
China has world’s largest ‘SeafoodPrint’
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A8
China catches and consumes more fish than any other nation, according to findings published Wednesday in National Geographic magazine, while the United States ranks third.
25 years ago: Group plans trip to study mall in effort to bring one to downtown Lawrence
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
Members of Lawrence’s Urban Renewal Agency were planning a trip to Wisconsin to visit the 450,000-square-foot Wausau center, the first downtown mall developed by Jacobs, Visconsi and Jacobs. JVC had recently joined with local developer of record Town Center Venture Corp. in a joint effort aimed at developing a mall in the 600 block of Lawrence’s downtown.
40 years ago: Syracuse mayor considering stopping football game with KU due to threats of violence
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
The Mayor of Syracuse, N.Y., was seriously considering getting an injunction to stop the upcoming football game with Kansas University because of information received about an “organized attempt to disrupt the game.” The possibility of violence at the Syracuse University stadium was the latest in a series of events surrounding the suspension of eight black athletes from the Syracuse team.
100 years ago: John Brown’s nephew defends uncle’s memory
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
There is living in Lawrence at the present time, a nephew of John Brown. C. H. Brown does not particularly enjoy the notoriety which his distinguished kinsman is receiving. He defends his uncle’s memory, however while admitting that perhaps he was a fanatic on the question of slavery.
Ecological truth
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
The Sept. 14 edition of the Journal-World reported “Melting sea ice forces walruses ashore” as worthy of the front page. Thank goodness for publications like the Tucson Citizen, which reported that this is not unusual and backed up their story with a report from the Alaska Fish & Game Department. Apparently, this is a seasonal event occurring when the Arctic sea ice is at its summer minimum. The winter maximums of Arctic sea ice have actually increased in recent years.
Kennedy crunch
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
I am a father of two children who attend Kennedy Elementary, one of the primary schools affected by the consolidating of East Heights/Kennedy and New York Elementary to help ease the $5 million that USD 497 was over budget.
Bill Clinton: Give Dems more time
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A6
Bill Clinton asked the American people Wednesday to give the Democrats two more years to dig the country out of the economic hole he blamed on the Republicans — and then, if the Democrats fail, “throw us all out.”
Photos on school laptop ends in charges
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A5
A northeast Kansas high-schooler faces charges after a teacher found lewd photos on his school-issued laptop.
Community college suspends president
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Coffeyville Community College Board of Trustees is offering no explanation for suspending the school’s president.
Drive-through flu shots to be offered in Oct.
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering a drive-through flu shot clinic for the first time this year.
Two arrested on outstanding warrants
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police arrested two Jefferson County residents on outstanding warrants Wednesday morning after they were seen tampering with parking meters in downtown Lawrence.
County commissioners assess 31st Street plan
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
The price tag to extend 31st Street 3 miles east is $18.5 million, and it’s a cost that state and federal dollars aren’t expected to cover anytime soon, Douglas County commissioners were told Wednesday night.
Ex-KU worker pleads guilty in child pornography case
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A5
A former Kansas University worker faces up to 11 years in prison after several hundred images of child pornography were found on his work computer, said Charles Branson, Douglas County district attorney.
Study backs new heart valve without cracking chest
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
Thousands of older Americans who need new heart valves but are too frail to survive the surgery might soon get a chance at an easier option — a way to thread in an artificial aortic valve without cracking their chests.
Dog poop powering Mass. park lamp
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
It stinks and it’s a hazard to walkers everywhere, but it turns out dog poop has a bright side.
Bomb attack kills 12 in border region
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
A bomb exploded at a military parade in northwestern Iran on Wednesday, killing 12 spectators in an attack that one official blamed on Kurdish separatists who have fought Iranian forces in the area for decades.
2 new dinosaur species discovered
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
Scientists said Wednesday they’ve discovered fossils in the southern Utah desert of two new dinosaur species closely related to the Triceratops, including one with 15 horns on its large head.
Routine mammograms of limited help
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
Recent advances in breast cancer awareness and treatment have made routine mammography less crucial in detecting cancer and mitigated its value in reducing deaths, researchers reported Wednesday.
9 Americans identified in fatal crash
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Defense Department has identified the nine American troops killed in the worst coalition helicopter crash in Afghanistan in four years.
Obama defends U.S. world aid
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. aid to impoverished people even during sour economic times at home yet promised a sterner approach, favoring nations that commit to democracy and economic revival.
Cabrera sparks Tigers
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B5
Miguel Cabrera’s leadoff single started a three-run fifth inning, and Detroit held on to beat the Kansas City Royals, 4-2, on Wednesday night.
Sidewalk stress
There’s a limit to how much “activity” downtown sidewalks can stand.
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
City commissioners were right to take a little time for reflection before approving new uses for the sidewalks in downtown Lawrence.
Faith therapy
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
Amid the rash of recent controversies, liberal-minded religious leaders — including an interfaith gathering in Lawrence on Sept. 11 — have come forward to decry the religious intolerance and anger which afflict us. As it happens, those vaguely defined, general complaints are symptomatic of specific “pathogens” endemic in religious communities, which deserve specific mention.
Public outrage drives death penalty
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
It was once a staple plot of TV westerns: There’s been a vicious killing. Everybody knows who did it — or thinks they know — and the posse wants to string the varmint up. No need for the bother of a trial. The crime was outrageous, people are furious. So get the rope, find a tree.
Athletic fee at $80 per year for students
12:00 a.m., September 23, 2010 Updated 11:09 a.m. in print edition on A3
Kansas University students provide $80 a year to Kansas Athletics through campus fees, a source of financing that has pumped about $2 million a year into women’s and other nonrevenue sports at Kansas Athletics Inc.
FSHS doubles unbeatable
Firebird duos Phipps-Czapinski, Tilden-Hillis dominate at home quad
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kelly Phipps and Alexis Czapinski won all three of their matches in Wednesday’s tennis quad in convincing fashion.
Perfect summer farewell: KC Wizards beat Houston Dynamo
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
How to spend the final summer evening, that was the crucial question Wednesday.
Miscommunication: Violation prompted signal change
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
There is more to the story of why the Kansas University football team’s offense had so much trouble getting plays to the field in a timely manner Friday than KU’s coaching staff has let on.
‘Dad,’ ‘Outsourced,’ ‘Generation’ debut
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B7
Three new series use the economic downturn as part of their premise, and each is a tad depressing in its own way.
Tinkering with food doesn’t begin — or end — with salmon
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A8
We’ve always played with our food — even before we knew about genes or how to change them.
Bowyer’s car fails inspection
September 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
Clint Bowyer’s NASCAR championship chances were crippled Wednesday when his car failed a follow-up inspection and he was penalized 150 points after winning last weekend’s first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
3rd District debate highlights differences among candidates
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
Candidates for the 3rd Congressional District seat Wednesday debated on topics including education, health care reform and climate change.
Pump patrol
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.55 at several stations.
Obama faults himself for not selling health law
September 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
Blaming himself for coolness to his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama is seeking to reintroduce the law to voters who don’t much like or understand it six months after he signed it.