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Butter sculpture surprise in store for Kansas State Fair
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
A woman who creates butter sculptures at state fairs across the country is in Hutchinson working on this year’s sculpture for the Kansas State Fair.
Monday message from Zenger to set tone for KU Athletics
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
On Monday, when he stands in front of the entire Kansas University student-athlete population, Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger will deliver a message he hopes will reshape Kansas athletics.
Helicopter pilot reported low fuel before crash
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A7
The pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed in a Missouri field had reported that it was low on fuel, federal transportation officials say, but it could be as much as a year before they know what caused the crash that killed all four people onboard.
Poll: Obama faces trouble with key voters
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A7
Whites and women are a re-election problem for President Barack Obama. Younger voters and liberals, too, but to a lesser extent.
Helicopter requested for injury accident in Baldwin City
10:19 p.m., August 27, 2011 Updated 08:04 a.m. in print edition on A5
Emergency crews were dispatched to 466 E. 1700 Rd. in Baldwin city just before 10 pm tonight in response to reports of a car on its side in a ditch.
Panel predicts ‘gloomy’ future for Kansas education
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A3
Public education advocates painted a bleak picture of funding trends for education in the state during a public forum Saturday at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Hawk Week event at KU encourages volunteering
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A3
Local nonprofit agencies and several Kansas University projects received an extra jolt of student power from Super Service Saturday, the last official event of this year’s annual Hawk Week.
KUMC plans would enhance institution
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A3
A strategic planning effort at Kansas University Medical Center will seek to increase its research grant funding, improve its teaching of students and expand its outreach efforts in the state.
Questions mark end of genocide case
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A12
An attorney for a Kansas man accused of committing atrocities during the Rwandan genocide says the Justice Department decided to drop charges after prosecutors were threatened with sanctions for withholding evidence.
Libyan rebels’ task overwhelming
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A8
For 42 years, during the long rule of Moammar Gadhafi, the Libyan government barely even existed: state institutions had little power, the military was kept purposefully weak, tribal divisions were magnified. Gadhafi was the Brother Leader, the Guide of the Revolution, the King of Kings of Africa. He had no need for an effective government. Now, a motley assortment of rebels who have forced Gadhafi from power must move fast to create what modern Libya never had, from the rule of law to an inclusive political system. It’s a tall order, but the alternative could be similar to post-Saddam Iraq.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
August 27, 2011
Road work planned the week of August 28, 2011.
Early morning rollover accident in Franklin County sends three to the hospital
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
An Ottawa man was taken by helicopter to an area hospital, and two others were transported by ambulance following an early Saturday morning accident on Kansas Highway 68 in Franklin County.
One person dead in early morning car accident in Riverfront Park in North Lawrence
08:03 a.m., August 27, 2011 Updated 02:50 p.m. in print edition on A1
One person is dead after a vehicle overturned near the entrance to Riverfront Park in North Lawrence, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Mike Monroe.
Pump Patrol
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.42 at several stations.
KU students suspected of burglarizing vehicle on Daisy Hill
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
About 2 a.m. Friday, Kansas University Public Safety officers arrested two male KU students on suspicion of burglarizing a vehicle near Ellsworth Hall, 1734 Engel Road.
Truck theft suspect released from jail
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
Prosecutors seek further investigation of alleged truck theft.
Bishop Seabury Academy Spring 2011 honor roll
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
Bishop Seabury Academy has announced students named to its spring 2011 honor roll, by earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and no grade lower than a B-.
2 million ordered to leave East Coast as Hurricane Irene takes aim
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
Whipping up trouble before ever reaching land, Hurricane Irene zeroed in Friday for a catastrophic run up the Eastern Seaboard. More than 2 million people were told to move to safer places, and New York City ordered the nation’s biggest subway system shut down for the first time because of a natural disaster.
Challenge’ ahead for basketball rules at KU
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
David Booth can do the math: 13 rules + two sheets of paper + one signature = one heck of a tourist attraction.
Missouri judge blocks Facebook limits for teachers
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A8
A Missouri judge has blocked a law from taking effect Sunday that would have prohibited teachers from using social networking sites such as Facebook to carry on private conversations with students.
1 Kan. abortion lawsuit moves forward, another slows
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
A federal lawsuit over a new Kansas law restricting private health insurance coverage for abortions appeared to be moving forward quickly Friday, but a separate suit challenging new rules for abortion providers was slowing down after the state won a temporary halt to evidence-gathering.
5,000 flights canceled because of Hurricane Irene
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A6
With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, U.S. air carriers have canceled nearly 5,000 flights this weekend and warned that several major airports in New York and Washington could shut down entirely to guard against the storm’s destructive force.
Storm likely to affect phone service
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A6
As Hurricane Irene marches north, New York area cellphone providers are securing rooftop equipment, readying mobile antennas and making sure workers are on hand to repair any damage.
Tripoli calmer as rebels secure city
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A6
Tripoli began to look like a solidly rebel-held city on Friday, the calmest day in the capital since Moammar Gadhafi’s opponents swept in nearly a week ago. Some even celebrated in the streets, marching and chanting, “Hold your head high! You are a free Libyan.”
4-H news for August 27, 2011
August 27, 2011
The Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club met Aug. 8 in the Dreher Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Club news for August 27, 2011
August 27, 2011
The University Bridge Club announces results of its Aug. 20 meeting with hosts Rob and Lisa Smith, and Al and Carol Smith.
Scouting news for August 27, 2011
August 27, 2011
Eudora Cub Scout Registration Night for boys in grades 1-5 and their parents will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at West School, 1310 Winchester Road.
Around and About for August 27, 2011
August 27, 2011
Works of art by 29 student artists were displayed as part of the Bethany College Messiah Festival Juried Student Art Exhibition from April 14 to 25 in the Mingenback Art Center Gallery.
Kansas soccer slips past Southern Cal
August 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
Freshman Jamie Fletcher’s goal in the 62nd minute proved to be the game-winner as Kansas University beat Southern Cal, 3-2, on Friday night in the opening game of the USD Tournament.
LHS soccer drops opener to Manhattan
August 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s boys soccer team suffered a 3-0 loss in its season opener on Friday at Manhattan. The Lions will travel Tuesday to Topeka.
KU volleyball opens with victory over FAMU
August 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
Powered by a career-best .700 attack percentage from junior middle blocker Tayler Tolefree, Kansas University opened its volleyball season with a 3-0 victory over Florida A&M on Friday.
Indians trim Royals 2-1 in Jim Thome’s return
August 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
Jim Thome went hitless but was warmly welcomed in his Cleveland homecoming after nearly a decade away and the Indians stopped their slide in the AL Central with a 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Roger Federer at 30 must heed the clock
August 27, 2011 in print edition on B2
Roger Federer would hate this column, because it is about Father Time, currently his toughest opponent.
Sam Bradford keeps Chiefs 0-for-preseason
August 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
Sam Bradford was lights out. So was Arrowhead Stadium. As for the Chiefs, well, the light still hasn’t come on this preseason.
UConn adds top prep to haul
August 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
Defending national champion UConn on Friday night drastically improved its chances of cutting down the nets at April’s Final Four in New Orleans.
Time for Big 12 to raid Big East
August 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
Publicly, Big 12 officials and athletic directors of member schools must voice a positive, calm spin every time an institution bolts for another conference. Privately, they know they must poach or be poached. They’re looking, but maybe they aren’t looking in the right places.
Buffalo transfer Nick Sizemore eager to add new element to KU offense
August 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
All Kansas University fullback Nick Sizemore ever wanted to do was play linebacker. Back at Manheim Township High in Lititz, Pa., Sizemore was an all-state selection after finishing his senior year with 111 tackles and 5.5 sacks.
Files afford a rare look at inner workings of al-Qaida
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A7
Government officials refer to it blandly as the “SSE,” or Sensitive Site Exploitation. That’s their oblique term for the extraordinary cache of evidence that was carried away from Osama bin Laden’s compound the night the al-Qaida leader was killed.
Wisconsin scene highlights liberal weaknesses
August 27, 2011 in print edition on A7
The residues of liberalism’s Wisconsin Woodstock — 1960s radicalism redux: operatic lamentations, theatrical demonstrations and electoral futilities — are words of plaintive defiance painted on sidewalks around the state capitol.
Faith Forum: Is fate a part of faith?
August 27, 2011
Charles Gruber and the Rev. Jill Jarvis answer.
100 years ago: Train of historic locomotives, cars to pass through Lawrence
August 27, 2011
“On the 18th of next month Lawrence will have the opportunity of seeing what thirty years has done in the development of railroads.”
40 years ago: Strange visitor invades downtown clothing store
August 27, 2011
Mayer Litwin, owner of Litwin’s at 831 Mass., had an unwelcome surprise when he opened his store one recent morning.
25 years ago: Safety of eating river fish still undecided
August 27, 2011
City Commissioner Ernest Angino said that more answers were needed before a decision could be made on the safety of Kansas River fish.