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GOP candidates at debate: Fix U.S. economy or fail like Europe
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A6
United in agreement for once, Republican presidential rivals warned forcefully Wednesday night the United States could be doomed to the same sort of financial crisis that is afflicting Europe unless federal deficits are drastically cut and the economy somehow revived.
Garden City officials trying to find missing $60,000 bond
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
The whereabouts of a U.S. Treasury bond left to the Finney County Public Library in 1984 have baffled library, county and state officials, who weren’t aware of the bequest until a copy of the bond was found when a time capsule was unearthed in 2008.
Team Rubicon’s military veterans stand ready to help community
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A3
After nearly five years in the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment, serving through five deployments in active war zones, former Sgt. Howard “Ford” Sypher stands ready to assemble an all-volunteer force to assist in domestic times of need.
City, SurePoint negotiating property deal on former Farmland Industries site
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A3
The city hasn’t yet begun marketing the former Farmland Industries property as a new business park, but that hasn’t stopped a local business from trying to expand onto the site.
KU after-school program encourages positive life skills for girls
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A1
Sara Sneath told the group of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade girls what it was like being a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Clues sought in Manhattan apartment complex fire
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A10
Federal investigators have joined the search for the cause of a massive weekend fire that destroyed a Manhattan apartment complex under construction.
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno fired
University president also ousted as child sex scandal consumes Penn State leaders
09:19 p.m., November 9, 2011 Updated 12:51 a.m. in print edition on B1
Joe Paterno was fired by the Penn State board of trustees Wednesday night despite saying he would retire as coach after the football season ended, brought down by the growing furor over the handling of child sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.
Navy to promote itself during historic hoops game on Veterans Day
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A6
The fighter jets are gone from the flight deck, and in their place is a gleaming basketball court surrounded by bright green bleachers — a stark contrast to the gray, 95,000-ton Navy warship that buried Osama bin Laden at sea.
U.S. mulls new route for proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A6
The State Department is considering a plan that would reroute the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada away from environmentally sensitive areas of Nebraska, an action that could delay a final decision on the project until after the 2012 election.
KU running back, Brandon Bourbon, out for the season with leg injury
06:55 p.m., November 9, 2011 Updated 12:45 a.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas University football coach Turner Gill said after Wednesday’s practice that red-shirt freshman running back Brandon Bourbon would miss the rest of the season because of a leg injury.
Italian president Giorgio Napolitano moves to calm roiling markets
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A7
Italy’s president moved swiftly Wednesday to reassure anxious markets, promising that Silvio Berlusconi would soon be vacating the premier’s office and unexpectedly lavishing praise on economist Mario Monti, who might lead the debt-plagued country’s next government.
Options for Iran oil sanctions face economic risks
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A7
With Iran angrily defiant about a U.N. report accusing it of developing nuclear weapons, Western powers and allies faced complicated questions Wednesday on how to further tighten pressure on the oil giant without shaking the fragile world economy.
Study stirs debate over liver transplants
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A7
Some gravely ill alcoholics who need a liver transplant shouldn’t have to prove they can stay sober for six months to get one, doctors say in a study that could intensify the debate over whether those who destroy their organs by drinking deserve new ones.
Regents to consider room and board rate increases, pay raises for some at KU
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A1
Kansas University students will pay more for room and board under a proposed increase in student housing and food service.
Charlie Weis introduced at KU
New coach says KU ‘unique’ opportunity, right fit for his family
04:20 p.m., November 9, 2011 Updated 08:28 p.m.
Charlie Weis was introduced as the new head coach at Kansas during a press conference on Friday afternoon at the Anderson Family Football Complex.
Recruit Perry Ellis signs letter of intent with KU
02:09 p.m., November 9, 2011 Updated 12:47 a.m. in print edition on B1
Wearing a bright crimson and blue Kansas Jayhawks sweatshirt while seated in between mom, Fonda, and dad, Will, Wichita Heights senior forward Perry Ellis signed a national basketball letter of intent with KU on Wednesday in an early-morning ceremony at his high school.
Forecast: Kan. corn crop even smaller than thought
November 9, 2011
The size of the Kansas corn harvest is forecast to be even smaller than had been expected just a month ago, a new report shows.
Kan. judge tosses charges in abortion case
12:06 p.m., November 9, 2011 Updated 11:34 p.m. in print edition on A1
A Kansas judge has dismissed the most serious charges against a Kansas City-area abortion clinic following the disclosure that key documents in the case had been destroyed.
Church leaders ask Kansas Legislature to stay out of illegal immigration reform
11:36 a.m., November 9, 2011 Updated 11:12 p.m. in print edition on A1
Proposals to crack down on illegal immigration are likely to be raised during the legislative session that starts in January.
KU women’s basketball forward Carolyn Davis day-to-day with foot injury
November 9, 2011
Kansas women’s basketball forward Carolyn Davis has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in her right foot.
Eudora man, 29, enters no-contest plea in string of burglaries
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A2
One of three defendants accused in a string of Eudora burglaries pleaded no contest to 10 criminal charges on Wednesday, including three felonies.
Hearing set in Planned Parenthood case in Kan.
November 9, 2011
A Kansas judge is considering the future of a criminal case against a Planned Parenthood clinic following the disclosure that state documents later sought as evidence were destroyed.
Kansas bishops to discuss immigration
November 9, 2011
A coalition of Roman Catholic and Protestant bishops in Kansas is joining the public discussion on illegal immigration.
Memorial service planned for explosion victims
November 9, 2011
As investigators continue to determine the cause of a grain elevator explosion in Atchison, the six men who died will be remembered at a memorial service.
Town Talk: East 23rd Street company looking to locate on part of Farmland property; Santa Fe Depot being studied for transit hub; city to add new twist to snowplowing routine
November 9, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Lawrence man reports stolen Honda Civic
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 32-year-old Lawrence man reported that his Honda Civic, valued at $25,000, had been stolen from the 700 block of Monterey Way on Thursday.
Topeka woman reports stolen Honda Civic
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 24-year-old Topeka woman reported that her Honda Civic had been stolen from the 700 block of Massachusetts Street on Friday.
Lawrence man reports burglary, stolen guitar
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 57-year-old Lawrence man reported a burglary and theft of a guitar, valued at $2,200, in the 1700 block of 30th Street.
Lawrence man reports stolen bicycle
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 25-year-old Lawrence man reported a theft of a bicycle, valued at $2,000, in the 600 block of Ninth Street on Saturday.
2 Lawrence men report aggravated battery
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
Two 22-year-old Lawrence men reported that an aggravated burglary and battery in the 1100 block of Ohio Street took place Sunday.
Man pleads no contest to making criminal threat
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
Taylor L. Roberts, of Lawrence, pleaded no contest in Douglas County District Court this week to a charge of making a criminal threat in connection with an August incident where he was accused of threatening a 30-year-old Los Angeles man about 1 a.m. in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street.
Prosecutors dismiss charges against man in carjacking incident
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
A spokeswoman for the Douglas County District Attorney’s office said that prosecutors had dismissed charges against 19-year-old Charles E. Reed in connection with a July 23 carjacking in west Lawrence.
City commissioners OK plan to close 15th Street near KU in summer of 2013
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday agreed to a plan that will close 15th Street near Kansas University during the summer of 2013.
City: New rec center should be $15 million investment
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A1
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday tentatively answered one question about the idea of a new west Lawrence recreation center: About $15 million is how much the community should invest.
First Bell: Service to Mankind Award winner — a former subs scheduler — no stranger to tough tasks; Marching Chesties line up for garage sale; KU offers tickets to elementary staff, students, families
November 9, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Heard on the Hill: KU fares well in diversity study among FBS school; business alumnus returning to speak on leadership; business incubator space at KUMC gets a new leader
November 9, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Stranger’s kindness is repaid by a fellow motorist
November 9, 2011
One good turn deserves another: A stranger stopped to help Sara Berg change a blown tire. Then, minutes later and a quarter-mile down the road, Berg and her cousin repaid the kindness, using CPR to help save the stranger’s life when he went into cardiac arrest.
100 years ago: Customer passes bad check for pair of shoes and cash return
November 9, 2011
“A pair of brand new shoes and $24 in cash is a pretty fair return for a worthless piece of paper.”
40 years ago: Huge new Kresge warehouse begins to receive freight
November 9, 2011
The 45,000 cartons received so far had filled less than five percent of the available space.
25 years ago: More development on tap east and west of town
November 9, 2011
After a record year of construction for Lawrence, local developer Bob Billings said that there was plenty more in store.
Motivated Harrison Barnes ready to be leader for Tar Heels
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B6
Harrison Barnes is considered the best player on the top-ranked team in the nation. This time he’s ready for all the expectations that come with those accolades.
Coaches say PSU players must focus on Huskers
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B6
Michigan State and Minnesota have coped with their head coaches’ health scares the last two years, and Ohio State has had to deal with the fallout of NCAA rules violations.
Bob Stoops: Ryan Broyles’ injury shouldn’t hurt stock
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B6
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is holding out hope that a season-ending knee injury to All-American receiver Ryan Broyles won’t hurt him when it comes to the NFL Draft or postseason awards.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook: Perry Ellis to sign with KU Wednesday
Texas center Zach Peters to wait; Bill Self says Jayhawks still looking to fill out class
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B4
Wichita Heights senior standout Perry Ellis will sign a letter of intent with Kansas University today, the first day of the weeklong fall signing period.
Chiefs support troops during Whiteman AFB visit
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B7
Scott Pioli recalls growing up just north of New York City, in a small town called Washingtonville, not far from Stewart Air Force Base.
HINU runners advance
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
After a quality weekend of racing, three Haskell runners were recognized for qualifying for the NAIA National Cross Country Championships.
Justin Wesley puts on better show than in opener
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B4
Justin Wesley wasn’t happy with himself after reviewing his performance against Pittsburg State from Kansas’ first exhibition game on Nov. 1.
Haskell claims 79-70 victory
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
The Haskell men did everything they wanted to in the first half, but a poor showing in the second half left the team unsatisfied.
Haskell women win in overtime
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
The Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team expects nothing will come easily this season, and Tuesday’s game at Coffin Complex was no exception.
KU women’s soccer coach Mark Francis hopes for big student turnout
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University women’s soccer coach Mark Francis would like nothing better than for the student body to have a Saturday night that’s so boring everybody gets to sleep early. That way, the won’t have to miss Sunday’s noon soccer game against Georgia in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Joe Paterno under fire amid abuse case
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B2
Coach Joe Paterno is fighting for his job amid “eroding” support from Penn State’s board of trustees and a widening sex-abuse scandal and possible cover-up centered on former assistant and one-time heir apparent Jerry Sandusky.
Steven Johnson among seniors girding for finale
Small senior class remembered for big hearts
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B1
When Kansas University senior Steven Johnson first came to campus, he was a regular student like most of the people around him.
Thomas Robinson impresses Tigers
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
Tuesday night, during Kansas University’s 101-52 exhibition victory against Fort Hays State University, all of the Tigers’ eyes were on KU junior Thomas Robinson.
Naadir Tharpe gives KU yet another jet
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B1
Thomas Robinson’s contagious smile starts at Washington, D.C., and travels along I-70 all the way to Lawrence. It’s that wide, and it consumed the room during Tuesday night’s postgame interview session when he was asked about the chemistry he had with high school and current teammate Naadir Tharpe.
KC forward CJ Sapong voted to MLS rookie
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B2
Sporting Kansas City forward C.J. Sapong was voted Major League Soccer’s Rookie of the Year on Tuesday.
Wait and see: Thomas Robinson solid in delayed debut
November 9, 2011 in print edition on B1
Thomas Robinson’s season debut — which was delayed a week — definitely was worth the wait.
Cain showing some backbone
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
Cain showing some backbone
Wind incentive
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
We received good and bad news in the Oct. 19 Journal-World article “Wind energy on the rise but could slow soon.”
Fair fight?
Apparent attempts to mislead the Kansas Supreme Court don’t reflect well on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
Apparent attempts to mislead the Kansas Supreme Court don’t reflect well on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Horoscope for Nov. 9
November 9, 2011
This year you experience many challenges but, happily, everything seems to work out. If you are single, you might have two different potential suitors. Of all signs, you are best equipped to handle this issue. If you are attached, sometimes your sweetie can be hard on you, but you can handle it. Let your listening skills evolve, and don’t personalize every comment. Taurus has the same issues as you but different solutions.
Catch ‘Harry’s Law’ while you can
November 9, 2011
Not exactly thriving, “Harry’s Law” (8 p.m., NBC) has the unenviable task of competing with “Modern Family” (on ABC) and the two-hour “The X Factor” (7 p.m., Fox). And it is regularly beaten by “Criminal Minds” (8 p.m., CBS) as well. If anything, “Harry’s Law” appeals to loyal fans of David E. Kelley. At his best, Kelley, a writer and lawyer who created such shows as “The Practice” and “Ally McBeal,” challenges viewers to think about moral and ethical issues. At his worst, he presents them in a smug manner against a “Big Chill” soundtrack.
City should affirm development denial
November 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
On Oct. 27, the Historic Resources Commission pondered a proposal for a major development project at 900 N.H.