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Bill Self releases statement about Josh Selby
KU coach says NCAA process ongoing
04:32 p.m., September 24, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on C1
Kansas coach Bill Self released the following statement about freshman point guard Josh Selby on Friday.
KU center Jeff Withey out four to six weeks with broken foot
02:47 p.m., September 24, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on C1
Kansas sophomore center Jeff Withey will miss the next four to six weeks after breaking his foot, KU coach Bill Self announced Friday.
Lawrence school board to review goals for this year, establish timeline
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B1
Having already settled on goals for the academic year, members of the Lawrence school board are ready to identify who will get things done — and when.
Woman rescued from underneath Kansas River dam
01:44 p.m., September 24, 2010 Updated 02:59 p.m. in print edition on B4
Emergency crews rescued a woman from the water east of the Kansas River bridge.
Man accused of making sexual comments to children at school playground
12:08 p.m., September 24, 2010 Updated 06:01 p.m. in print edition on B3
Prosecutors have charged a Lawrence man on a solicitation charge, saying he approached children in an after-school program at a school playground on Monday and made sexual comments to them.
The Art of Non-Conformity: Author Chris Guillebeau challenges readers to live their ideal lives
September 24, 2010
Chris Guillebeau is looking for people who want to be extraordinary, right here in Lawrence.
Arts roundup: New KU Opera; scholar examines Shakespeare’s authorship
September 24, 2010
Coming events in the Lawrence arts community: KU Opera debuts classic tale in modern setting; renowned Shakespeare scholar visits KU; aspiring writers invited to mingle with editors of K.C. literary journals.
Free State student contracts viral meningitis; illness not as serious as bacterial strain
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B2
A female student at Free State High School is sick with viral meningitis, a preliminary diagnosis a week after a player on the school’s freshman football team had come down with the same sickness. Viral meningitis is relatively common, although many people exposed to the virus that causes it — such as those for chicken pox, shingles or even flu — never show symptoms. But because its symptoms often are the same as for bacterial meningitis — which is considered much more serious, and can lead to disability or death if not treated promptly — anyone with such symptoms is urged to contact a physician as soon as possible.
KU places Phi Gamma Delta on interim suspension during hazing investigation
Fraternity suspended after student injured
10:10 a.m., September 24, 2010 Updated 02:34 p.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas University placed the local Phi Gamma Delta chapter on interim suspension Thursday due to an investigation into hazing, according to a news release from the university. staff’s Week 4 college football picks
September 24, 2010
The following are the Journal-World/6Sports staffers’ picks for Week 4 of the college football season.
Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature to convene in Topeka
08:19 a.m., September 24, 2010 Updated 12:46 p.m.
Members of the 2010 Kansas Silver Haired Legislature will convene next week at the Statehouse with an agenda that includes term limits for elected officials and legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.
Get your map for the second Final Fridays in downtown Lawrence
September 24, 2010
Friday, Sept. 24 will be Lawrence’s second Final Friday Gallery Walk, a monthly arts event taking place on the last Friday of each month.
NU coach awards Blackshirts to defense
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B2
Nebraska’s defense has earned its Blackshirts.
Free State Firebirds could be without QB Perry
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B1
Free State senior Preston Schenck estimated that he hasn’t played quarterback since middle school — which has mattered little for the Firebirds’ standout running back/linebacker.
Lawrence High football faces tough league stretch
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Shawnee Mission Northwest football team lost its first three games of the season. But Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd isn’t fooled.
Free State soccer loses heartbreaker
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B1
For 80 scoreless minutes on Thursday night, Free State keeper Elliott Johnson was flawless in goal.
Double-OT drama: Lawrence High soccer team wins first game
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B1
Don’t ask Lawrence High junior Chandler Thomann how his game-winning header goal in double overtime crossed the goal line. He was face down in the wet ground at the time.
Groovy revue: Jukebox musical brings old favorites to stage
September 24, 2010 in print edition on C1
Baby boomers who grew up in the ’60s might find themselves singing along with the performers of “Shout!,” amazed at the lyrics they can remember.
Recreation Calendar
September 24, 2010
Lawrence Bicycle Club Various rides Tuesday through Sunday. Call Paul Corcoran at 842-5273 or e-mail
Officials seize pet caiman from Lawrence residence
Reptile was offered for sale in online ad for $300
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A1
It was an innocent online ad. But the offer of $300 for a 3-foot caiman — a reptile similar to a crocodile — including the tank, led to a knock on the door from police.
National fraternity examining injury at KU’s Phi Gamma Delta chapter
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A3
The national Phi Gamma Delta fraternity is investigating an injury that occurred Friday at Kansas University’s local chapter.
Senate Democrats delay vote on middle-class tax cuts
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A2
Senate Democratic leaders decided Thursday to delay a vote on preserving soon-to-expire middle class tax cuts until after congressional elections in November.
Medicare drug plan premiums going up
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A2
Millions of seniors face double-digit hikes in their Medicare prescription premiums next year unless they shop for cheaper coverage.
Jayhawks adjusting to Gill’s phone policy
12:00 a.m., September 24, 2010 Updated 08:56 a.m. in print edition on B1
On the night before his team’s first game, Deshaun Sands saw his phone charger in his hotel room and instinctively plugged it in. There was one problem: The Kansas running back’s phone wasn’t with him.
Emergency preparedness fair set for Saturday at Douglas County fairgrounds
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A4
Area residents this weekend will have a chance to receive information and products to help them assemble an emergency preparedness kit.
Anxiety, price fuel national gold rush
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A6
Customers who step into the offices of Heritage West Financial in San Diego have always favored gold as an investment on paper, a place to park their money. But in the past few years, Ralph Weston began to notice a change in his clients’ orders.
Maryland basketball prep Mikael Hopkins changes visit to Kansas
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B5
Mikael Hopkins, a 6-foot-8 senior basketball power forward from DeMatha High in Hyattsville, Md., has pushed back his official visit to Kansas University from this weekend to next weekend, reports.
KU Athletics board restructuring
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B3
What began as the formation of a sub-committee to explore the possible avenues the Kansas Athletics, Inc., Board of Directors could go in reshaping the board’s structure and purpose, ended with a unanimous show of solidarity from all six of the board’s members.
Kansas State to clean up chemical waste landfill
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B8
Faculty and staff members at Kansas State University for a quarter-century dumped boxes, buckets and barrels of low-level radioactive waste into trenches in a pasture on the north side of campus.
Selleck, Smits duke it out for viewers
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B7
Tom Selleck, the taciturn star of the popular CBS “Jesse Stone” movie franchise, returns to a regular series in “Blue Bloods” (9 p.m., CBS), a police drama where he doesn’t so much star as preside, like a family patriarch or a bronze bust.
People in the news
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B7
People in the news for September 24, 2010.
Horoscope for September 24, 2010
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, you see life from a renewed perspective. Probably, you will become more willing to flow in a different direction. If you are single, many people could present themselves as a potential suitor, but it might not work or be the right person. If you are attached, be a silent partner this year and let your significant other feel freer and more loved. Aries tests your limits.
Volunteers sought to pick up trash at Clinton Lake, Kansas River
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A4
This weekend, volunteers will gather at Clinton Lake and along the Kansas River to pick up trash. And area residents are invited to help.
CritiTech cancer drug to be tested on dogs
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A4
An area pharmaceutical firm has signed a deal with the University of Missouri in hopes of developing a drug to treat cancer in dogs.
K.C.’s Soria ‘automatic’ again
September 24, 2010
Sean O’Sullivan had never won as a starter for Kansas City — until closer Joakim Soria helped end his frustration.
Parents worry about Similac formula recall
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A2
Worried parents have bombarded the maker of Similac with phone calls and peppered Facebook and Twitter pages over fears about insects in the top-selling baby formula after millions of cans were recalled.
Va. woman executed despite outcry
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A2
The first woman executed in the United States in five years was put to death in Virginia on Thursday for arranging the killings of her husband and a stepson over a $250,000 insurance payment.
Officials: Palestinians to consider compromise
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A2
Hopes of averting a breakdown in Middle East peace talks grew Thursday as senior Palestinian officials said their side would consider an expected U.S.-brokered compromise on Israeli settlement-building in the West Bank.
Obama presses for Mideast peace
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A2
Grasping for peace, President Barack Obama on Thursday challenged a pessimistic world to overcome decades of shattered promises and help Israelis and Palestinians close a historic deal within a year. “This time will be different,” he declared, offering a now-or-never choice between Mideast stability and perpetual bloodshed.
FDA limits diabetes drug Avandia
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it will sharply limit access to the anti-diabetes drug Avandia because of concerns about an increased cardiovascular risk associated with the drug.
Obama to sign small business aid bill, Democrats get legislative victory
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A2
Ending months of partisan delay, the House gave final passage Thursday to a small business tax and lending assistance bill, handing Democrats a legislative victory on the economic issues central to the midterm elections.
Economic crisis may explain sharp increase in number of live-in couples
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A1
For love or money? The number of unmarried couples living together is rising sharply as many young adults who are having a hard time finding jobs are now “doubling up” with significant others.
Warm welcome
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A7
My husband, son, daughter-in-law and I traveled to Hattiesburg, Miss., last weekend to watch the Jayhawks compete in the Friday night football game against the Golden Eagles. Although the game didn’t end as we had hoped, the time we spent there was both positive and memorable.
100 years ago: Dentist suffers second stroke
September 24, 2010
Dr. Lucy Taylor, who was partially paralyzed several weeks ago, suffered a second stroke this week. Her voice was affected this time, and she only speaks in a whisper
25 years ago: Bluffs ready for construction
September 24, 2010
A hilly area northeast of Sixth and Iowa known as the Bluffs was ready to undergo construction before winter, according to a local builder. Developers were planning to bring a site plan for an office building on the west side of the hill before city commissioners. Further plans involving an apartment complex to be built near Fifth and California were also in the works. The Bluffs had been a center of controversy from 1979 to 1982 and had resulted in two lawsuits against the city, one from local residents and one from the development company.
40 years ago: Lawrence enjoys lower temperatures while East Coast experiences heat, brownouts
September 24, 2010
While Lawrence was experiencing lower-than-average temperatures, states along the eastern seaboard were suffering high temperatures and humidity, resulting in cutbacks in electrical power. The “brownouts” involved an 8 percent cutback in voltage, which was the largest cutback possible without likely damage to electrical equipment.
KU student wins $1K on ‘Jeopardy!’
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A3
A Kansas University doctoral student took home $1,000 after a third-place “Jeopardy!” finish on Thursday.
Tea party damages a Democratic delusion
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A7
When facing a tsunami, what do you do? Pray, and tell yourself stories. I am not privy to the Democrats’ private prayers, but I do hear the stories they’re telling themselves. The new meme is that there’s a civil war raging in the Republican Party. The tea party will wreck it from within and prove to be the Democrats’ salvation.
Regents plan
A budget strategy adopted by the Kansas Board of Regents does a good job of tying higher education spending to concrete state goals.
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A7
The Kansas Board of Regents has set an ambitious course for higher education funding for next year with a couple of interesting twists that state legislators should find attractive.
Ali returns to where it all began
September 24, 2010 in print edition on B2
Muhammad Ali returned to the place where he became Muhammad Ali. He came home to the 5th Street Gym.
’50s pop singer Eddie Fisher dies at age 82
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A2
Eddie Fisher, whose huge fame as a pop singer was overshadowed by scandals ending his marriages to Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor, has died. He was 82.
Pump patrol
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.55 at several stations.
Survivors, supporters rally for Take Back the Night
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A3
Dozens of people filled South Park in Lawrence Thursday night for an annual event to support survivors of domestic violence. Take Back the Night carried on, despite the storm.
A higher education power grab
September 24, 2010 in print edition on A7
Raise your hand if you believe government has too little involvement in our lives. Put down your hands, members of the Obama administration.
New dean performing at Collage Concert
September 24, 2010 in print edition on D1
Music dean Robert Walzel wants to make a good first impression for his Lawrence debut, which comes Friday at the 11th annual Collage Concert presented by the Kansas University School of Music.