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Advanced Chiropractic Services food drive collects items for LINK
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
Advanced Chiropractic Services is collecting nonperishable food items through noon Nov. 19 at its office, 1605 Wakarusa Drive.
Breakfast Optimists hosting pancake feed, auction Saturday to help fund youth activities
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Lawrence Breakfast Optimists have scheduled their annual pancake feed and silent auction.
Tonganoxie firefighter responds to call at own home
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Tonganoxie firefighter and his family are temporarily out of a home after an afternoon fire.
Feds accuse man of illegally re-entering country after deportation for 2005 Lawrence DUI fatality
Douglas County prosecutor discovers man was in the country
05:40 p.m., November 3, 2011 Updated 01:37 p.m. in print edition on A2
A federal grand jury in Kansas City, Kan., has indicted a Mexican national accusing him of re-entering the country illegally after he served his prison sentencing for killing a woman in a 2005 Lawrence drunken-driving crash.
Attorney questions scrutiny in Kan. abortion case
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A10
A defense attorney Thursday questioned the scrutiny a Kansas doctor is receiving from the state over referring young patients for late-term abortions to preserve their mental health, noting that a disciplinary case against her stems an anti-abortion leader’s complaint.
Report: Grandmother sold meth while baby-sitting
November 3, 2011
A 36-year-old northeast Kansas woman is accused of selling methamphetamine to an undercover drug agent while baby-sitting her 2-year-old granddaughter.
Man life-flighted from Lawrence’s Virginia Inn after presumed fall
01:04 p.m., November 3, 2011 Updated 05:47 p.m.
A man was life-flighted from the Virginia Inn, 2903 W. Sixth St., after police and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical officials were called to the hotel shortly after 11:30 a.m. in response to a medical situation involving a man outside the hotel on the ground.
Flags lowered to remember grain blast victims
November 3, 2011
Flags are being flown at half-staff in Atchison County to remember the victims of a grain elevator accident that killed six people and seriously injured two others.
Reports of coyotes in Leavenworth prompt study
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A1
Leavenworth city officials are considering ways to reduce the number of coyotes inside city limits, possibly by including the animals in an ordinance designed to control the urban deer population.
Fatal ATV accident still under review
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County prosecutors have not completed their review of an Oct. 8 all-terrain vehicle accident near Baldwin City that killed a 21-year-old Lawrence man.
Lawrence man, 23, pleads no contest in December 2010 Walmart robbery
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 23-year-old Lawrence man pleaded no contest Wednesday to one count of conspiracy in connection with a December robbery last year at Walmart, 3300 Iowa.
Eudora man pleads no contest to burglary charges
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 20-year-old Eudora man pleaded no contest Wednesday to three charges in connection with a series of burglaries earlier this year in Eudora.
Burglaries reported at Lawrence High School
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
A string of burglaries were reported at Lawrence High School last month.
Halloween decorations reported stolen from home
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 46-year-old Lawrence man reported $500 worth of Halloween decorations were stolen from his home Oct. 30.
Man reports stolen Volvo
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 23-year-old Lawrence man reported his maroon 1995 Volvo was stolen on Oct. 28 from his home on the 1300 block of W. 22nd St
Pump patrol
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.21 at several stations.
Environmental Protection Agency says KDHE lied in coal argument
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A1
An Environmental Protection Agency official has accused lawyers representing a Kansas agency of lying to the state Supreme Court about support for a permit that would allow a $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant to be built in southwest Kansas.
Douglas County investing in long-term sustainability
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A3
Upgrades to heating and air-conditioning systems at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center are on pace to save county taxpayers more than $50,000 this year.
First Bell: Common Ground program could use public land to grow food for schools; Eudora taking Teacher of the Year nominations
November 3, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Heard on the Hill: Program finds K-State, Mizzou fan boards like LJWorld articles, too; people wanted to host international students on Thanksgiving; KU concert to honor composer Hoag’s 80th birthday
November 3, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: Deer a danger to local drivers
November 3, 2011
Deer had caused four accidents on a recent weekend.
40 years ago: Local women successful in cleaning up Mass Street
November 3, 2011
“It looks tremendous,” said chair Mrs. Walter Nash.
National briefs: Big 12 clarifies West Virginia’s 2012 status
November 3, 2011 in print edition on B2
A spokesman for the Big 12 says West Virginia’s membership in the conference isn’t conditional on the university getting an early release from the Big East after all.
Kansas volleyball falls to MU
November 3, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s volleyball team is tired of using the word “frustrated.”
NBA, union go to court over lockout
November 3, 2011 in print edition on B2
Is the NBA lockout legal or not under antitrust laws?
Kansas TE Ted McNulty eager for ISU
November 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
So far, it has been a good week for Kansas University athletes who came to school as walk-ons and earned scholarships.
Kansas soccer falls on PKs
November 3, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s soccer team threw a scare into second-seeded Texas A&M, but the Aggies won their Big 12 Championship opener, 5-3 on penalty kicks, on Wednesday.
Naadir Tharpe ‘antsy’ in KU debut
Freshman eventually settled down against Pittsburg State
November 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
Naadir Tharpe has been briefed on exactly what is expected of him as a freshman point guard at Kansas University.
100 years ago: KU ‘co-eds’ guilty of breaking rule on weeknight dating
November 3, 2011
“One of the most emphatic arguments used against the University of Kansas for many years was that too much stress was laid upon society here, and that the girls and boys were together constantly instead of studying.”
Our Town Sports for Nov. 3
November 3, 2011 in print edition on B10
A weekly roundup of local events and results.
Local farmer questions food report
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
The locally funded report “Building a Deep-Rooted Local Food System” has been released. The study assumes that a closed-loop, localized food system is desirable but does not show any proof that such a system would cause better nutrition, save greenhouse gases or be economically viable. Should we embrace a concept because it is an “emerging trend?”
Nondiscrimination can curb diversity
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
Illustrating an intellectual confusion common on campuses, Vanderbilt University says: To ensure “diversity of thought and opinion” we require certain student groups, including five religious ones, to conform to the university’s policy that forbids the groups from protecting their characteristics that contribute to diversity.
Turner Gill suspends freshman DE Ja’Qwaylin Arps
November 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University red-shirt freshman Ja’Qwaylin Arps, a defensive end from Denison, Texas, has been suspended, KU coach Turner Gill said after practice Wednesday.
Construction zone
City officials should fully explore the possibility of moving some or all Lawrence Public Library functions to another site during the upcoming construction project.
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
There are many Lawrence residents who can understand the pain of living through a major remodeling project — perhaps of a bathroom or a kitchen — in their homes. But how many residents have put up with those hassles for a full two years?
Of books and ‘Bones’ and ‘The Big Bang’
November 3, 2011
It’s hard for me to watch “Jersey Shore” without thinking of the old line from George Orwell’s “1984”: “Ignorance is Strength.” But there is a complementary theme of propaganda on television. And it’s that to be smart is to be stupid.
Horoscope for Nov. 3
November 3, 2011
Create a very special spot in your immediate circle or family. Note a tug of war between public and personal commitments. If you are single, you might yearn to settle down. You will meet some great people. If you are attached, the two of you need to share more of your daily life with each other. Aquarius can be challenging.
Sporting KC advances to conference finals
November 3, 2011 in print edition on B2
Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes has been reluctant to give his club too much praise this season, preferring to take a tough-love approach.
Jobs are there for the picking
November 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
Good news. The jobs crisis is over.