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Multiple vehicle accident on K-10 closes part of lane
11:34 p.m., November 2, 2011 Updated 12:10 a.m. in print edition on A5
A multiple vehicle, rollover accident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. on Kansas Highway 10 westbound, just east of Evening Star road near De Soto.
KU women defeat Emporia State, 83-61, in exhibition opener
11:28 p.m., November 2, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Kansas junior guard Angel Goodrich scored 16 points, leading the Kansas women’s team to an 83-61 exhibition victory over Emporia State on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
More than 1,000 Westar Energy customers lose power in Douglas County
11:08 p.m., November 2, 2011 Updated 08:35 a.m.
Over 1200 Westar Energy customers are without power in Douglas County, according to the company’s website.
Poorest poor in U.S. hits new record: 1 in 15 people
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A7
The ranks of America’s poorest poor have climbed to a record high — 1 in 15 people — spread widely across metropolitan areas as the housing bust pushed many inner-city poor into suburbs and other outlying places and shriveled jobs and income.
Kansas lawmakers split in answers on abortion papers
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A6
Kansas legislators who oppose abortion are divided over whether the attorney general’s office should investigate the state health department’s shredding of documents later sought as evidence in a criminal case against a Planned Parenthood clinic.
Wichita police uniforms will include cameras
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A10
Wichita police officers could soon be wearing cameras while on duty.
Greek prime minister explains vote to furious European leaders
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A7
Greece’s prime minister flew to the chic French resort of Cannes on Wednesday to explain to his furious European colleagues why he was holding a surprise referendum on a bailout deal that took them all months to work out.
Forms show how politicians earn their money
November 2, 2011
Under Kansas law, thousands of people who work for and with the state are required each year to file what is called a Statement of Substantial Interest.
Anti-tax Missouri billionaire contributing to effort to repeal Kansas state income tax
November 2, 2011
A Missouri billionaire and Ronald Reagan economist are driving the anti-income tax bus in Kansas.
Sixth Street accident causes minor injuries
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A5
An accident at Sixth Street and Gateway Court Wednesday afternoon sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries, according to a Lawrence police spokesman.
CNN’s Candy Crowley selected for annual William Allen White citation
November 2, 2011
Candy Crowley, CNN’s chief political correspondent and anchor of State of the Union with Candy Crowley, is the recipient of the 2012 William Allen White National Citation, and will deliver a speech at Kansas University on Feb. 10 when she accepts the award.
KDOT approves cable median barriers for two stretches of K-10
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A1
The Kansas Department of Transportation will install cable median barriers along two 2-mile stretches of Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence, including a section where 5-year-old Cainan Shutt of Eudora died in April.
Kansas Board of Regents members ask about fire safety for students
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A3
Two members of the Kansas Board of Regents have requested information on how state universities advise students about fire safety in off-campus housing.
Winter weather marches across Kansas
November 2, 2011
A winter weather system is marching into Kansas, bringing the first significant snows of the season to western parts of the state.
Kan. changes historic military byway designation
November 2, 2011
A frontier trail that snakes from Fort Leavenworth south through Kansas has been given a new name to reflect its historic significance.
Anti-tax Missouri billionaire contributing to effort to repeal Kansas state income tax
10:24 a.m., November 2, 2011 Updated 04:50 p.m. in print edition on A1
A Missouri billionaire is helping finance a Kansas group’s efforts to eliminate state income taxes.
Boy, 15, suffers minor head injuries after hitting car while riding his bike
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 15-year-old boy was transferred to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after he hit a car near Woodlawn and Oak Tree drives at about 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.
KU student pleads guilty to July misdeameanor battery charge
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Kansas University student pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor battery charge for punching another student in the face and breaking his nose in July.
Lawrence man taken to LMH after suffering head injury in fight
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 20-year-old Lawrence man suffered a head injury in a fight early Tuesday morning in Oread neighborhood.
City leaders approve plans for library expansion
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A1
A see-through parking garage and a terra cotta-inspired library sound like a good beginning to the next chapter of an expanded Lawrence Public Library.
Officials investigating possible tie to anti-Islam letters, Wichita mosque fire
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A5
Investigators are trying to determine if anti-Islam letters sent to a mosque in west Wichita are connected to a fire that caused serious damage to the building on Monday.
K-10 panel to request safety barriers
November 2, 2011
A panel studying the safety of Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence will ask the state to install two stretches of cable-median barriers near Eudora and De Soto and farther east in Johnson County, two committee members told the Journal-World Tuesday.
Regulations can reduce risk of deadly explosions at grain elevators
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A1
No one needs to tell Steven Stallbaumer about the dangers of working in grain elevators. He was unloading fertilizer outside a Kansas elevator in 1998 when it exploded, killing seven workers.
Heard on the Hill: Study casts doubt on ‘Freshman 15’ weight gain; law students win moot court competition; voice professor headed to Carnegie Hall
November 2, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Brittney Griner voted to All-America
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B2
Brittney Griner has already left a mark on women’s basketball, and she’s only beginning her junior season.
Royals OF Alex Gordon wins first Golden Glove
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B2
Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier became the first trio of Los Angeles Dodgers to win NL Gold Gloves in the same year, and Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury became the first three Red Sox in 32 seasons to win the AL honor together.
Hurdles aside, West Virginia plans 2012 move
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B2
Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas said Tuesday he fully expects West Virginia to start play next season despite a hard-line stance from the Big East.
AP Source: Big East readies invites
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Big East is ready to start adding members after spending the last month and a half losing them.
Area high school football roundup: Eudora donuts De Soto; Wellsville still undefeated
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B5
Eudora High controlled field position throughout the game and shut out De Soto (6-4) for the second time this season, 12-0, in the high school Class 3A state football playoffs on Tuesday.
Everything going their way: Chiefs on four-game roll
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B5
A couple of wins over division doormats. A shutout of a Raiders team playing without its starting quarterback. An inexplicable fumble that eventually led to an overtime victory.
Veritas advances with 44-14 win
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B3
Whatever St. John’s Military School did to contain Veritas Christian in the first half didn’t work nearly as well in the second half.
Kansas women’s basketball team eager to smell hot dogs
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B3
It might just be an exhibition, but the Kansas University women’s basketball team’s players and coaches aren’t any less excited about getting the 2011-12 season started.
PSU wanted Kansas’ best
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B4
It might have been known that the Kansas University men’s basketball program would be without starters Elijah Johnson (suspension), Thomas Robinson (injury) and Tyshawn Taylor (suspension) for its exhibition opener against Pittsburg State on Tuesday. But that didn’t change the way the Gorillas approached the game.
LHS soccer can’t overcome slow start
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B1
It took a few minutes for Lawrence High’s boys soccer team to find its bearings Tuesday night. The Lions would love to have that time back.
Kansas football turns page, looks to future
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s football team, which has lost six games in a row and been outscored by an average of 55-21 in those losses, has found a way to flip the focus in its favor: by turning the page on the calendar.
Conner Teahan calming influence
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B1
The team’s three best players didn’t dress. Two were serving the first half of two-game suspensions. The third was injured. Two of the team’s top three freshman recruits will watch all season in street clothes because the NCAA denied them eligibility.
Little ‘Dipper’: Jeff Withey matches Wilt Chamberlain
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B1
Jeff Withey now has something in common with Kansas University basketball legend/fellow 7-footer Wilt Chamberlain.
25 years ago: Explosion damages auto-body shop
November 2, 2011
An explosion had occurred early today at the Hadl Body Shop, 3401 W. Sixth.
40 years ago: Band Day halftime show washed out by heavy rains
November 2, 2011
Kansas University’s annual Band Day had had some serious competition from the weather.
100 years ago: William Jennings Bryan visits Lawrence
November 2, 2011
“For an hour and a half he spoke to the people on some of the greatest political questions of the day, but he held his audience perfectly without tiring them in the least.”
Trash sense
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A7
We have recycled everything ever since the Walmart recycling center opened years ago.
Part of the 99%
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A7
They use to call me a hero and give me hollow “thank you for your service.”
Rivalry bias
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A7
I understand the media advantages of a rivalry, but please do not express your pro-Free State bias at the expense of the hard-working athletes.
City needs retiree incentives
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A7
I think the appointment of a commission to find ways to make Lawrence and Douglas County more appealing to retirees is a very good idea.
Ag can be economic boon
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A7
The global population continues to change in many ways.
Horoscopes for November 2
November 2, 2011
This year evokes new energy and spirit in your life. An innate talent or resource might add to your income. If you are single, you will be inclined to spruce up even more and be more expressive. You might attract a different type of person. If you are attached, the two of you need to delegate your funds together, or keep separate accounts. Aquarius can trigger you.
Texas chefs, nothing much and the animal house
November 2, 2011
Everything is bigger in the Lone Star State. Even the cast of “Top Chef: Texas” (9 p.m., Bravo). For the first time, 29 kitchen professionals will compete for the title of Top Chef in locations including Austin, San Antonio and Dallas. The list gets cut to 16 hopefuls rather quickly, so pay close attention!
Seven Jayhawk soccer players on academic team
November 2, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University senior Jordyn Perdue was named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team for the third time in her career to highlight a list of seven Kansas soccer players named to the conference’s academic list.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook: Bill Self ‘nervous’ for short-handed Jayhawks
November 2, 2011
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self admitted he had a bit of a queasy feeling entering Tuesday’s exhibition game without Thomas Robinson (hyperextended knee), Elijah Johnson and Tyshawn Taylor (suspension).
Kansas way?
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A7
Anyone who alleges Gov. Sam Brownback to be unimaginative is clearly mistaken.
Busy depot
Increased Amtrak ridership figures in Lawrence are a testament to the efforts of a local advocacy group.
November 2, 2011 in print edition on A7
A number of factors may have contributed to an upturn in ridership through the Lawrence Amtrak station, but it seems likely that at least part of the credit belongs to Depot Redux, the grassroots group that has become the guardian angel of the Santa Fe Depot at Seventh and New Hampshire.