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Custom bacteria fuels Wichita company’s growth
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A4
Chemical fertilizers are so 20th century. Biology is the hot new way to continue boosting plant growth, and a Wichita company says it is grabbing a lead position for the future.
Cotton has bright future in Kansas
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A12
Even while many of the crops in southwest Kansas died under this summer’s relentless drought, some cotton farmers are seeing a bright future for their crop.
16 Things: KU film professor on casting Martin Sheen, finding inspiration
November 12, 2011
This is another in an occasional series of stories by reporter Andy Hyland, asking Kansas University staff to share “16 Things I’ve Done.” This week, we talked with Kevin Willmott, an associate professor of film.
Abortion foes wary of Kansas district attorney in Planned Parenthood case
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A2
Some abortion opponents have misgivings about a Kansas district attorney who’d handle any prosecution arising from an investigation into state officials’ shredding of documents that became key evidence in a criminal case against a Planned Parenthood clinic.
Reading gets tornado cleanup help
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A5
Dozens of people gathered in the town of Reading this weekend to help clean up debris left over from a May tornado.
State yo-yo master shares story, advice
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A5
Yo-yo champion Jacob Deffenbaugh puts a little bit of martial arts and soccer into his tricks.
School board to review state’s finance, achievement levels
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A3
Only six states — Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey and Minnesota — rank higher than Kansas in student performance across a broad array of academic measures, Mark Tallman said. They all spend more money per student, too.
ROTC students hold 24-hour vigil to honor veterans
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A3
They haven’t yet experienced service themselves, but that doesn’t mean they don’t understand the value of honoring the community’s veterans.
Things just not working out for Turner Gill at KU
November 12, 2011
With one more successful play from his offense Saturday, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill could have ended a seven-game losing streak, made irrelevant blowing a 21-point fourth-quarter lead and drawn praise for having had the guts to fly in the face of conventional wisdom.
Game Balls and Gassers: Baylor
November 12, 2011
Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers …
Wisconsin governor cancels appearance in Kansas
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A6
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, known for pushing a controversial law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most of his state’s public workers, has canceled plans to attend an upcoming Republican fundraiser in Kansas.
Hot doggin’ it: KU Christians grill food for late-night crowd
November 12, 2011
If you are one of the hundreds of college students who will wander passed 1320 Ohio tonight, you will probably see Jordan Leroy Hanson. He’s the guy dressed as a bottle of mustard and shouting about hot dogs.
Senior sadness: KU collapses in fourth quarter, blows 21-point lead in 31-30 overtime loss to Baylor
November 12, 2011
The Kansas University football team played well for three quarters, fell apart for a fourth and, somehow, still had a chance to win Saturday afternoon against the No. 25 team in the BCS standings in front of 35,188 fans at Memorial Stadium.
Around and about in local business
November 12, 2011
Local business news for the week ending November 12, 2011.
Ad by Rove group blasts Virginia candidate over Capitol renovation spending
November 12, 2011
In Kansas, officials approved using the program to pay for $39 million of the Capitol renovation plan.
Man reports stolen 2000 Isuzu
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 34-year-old Lawrence man reported a stolen car in the 1300 block of New Hampshire Street on Nov. 4.
Woman reports damage, burglary of car
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 65-year-old Lawrence woman reported criminal damage to her car and burglary of items within it in the 2600 block of Manor Terrace on Tuesday
Pump patrol
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.19 at several stations.
Farmers avoiding fed loan program
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A5
When it comes to natural disasters, this has been a “monster” year for farmers, one agriculture official said. Yet few farmers are taking advantage of a federal loan program aimed at helping them recover.
Home energy conservation workshop Saturday
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A2
Local sustainability advocacy group Transition Kaw Valley will hold a free home energy conservation and weatherization workshop from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at 1510 E. 13th St.
City to spray brine to keep major Lawrence streets clear this winter
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A1
City officials are hoping that a little salt water will help with snow and ice this winter — and no, they’re not talking about a trip to a warm seaside beach.
Three-and-outs have been killers for KU football
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas right tackle Tanner Hawkinson knows that his team’s offense hasn’t always been able to help out its defense this season.
Towson coach lauds Tharpe, Jayhawks
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B4
Towson coach Pat Skerry, who originally recruited Kansas University point guard Naadir Tharpe when Skerry was a part of the Providence coaching staff, was impressed with the freshman following KU’s 100-54 victory on Friday.
Kevin Young no longer new kid on blocks
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B1
In the Kansas University basketball team’s two exhibition games against in-state Div. II schools, Loyola Marymount transfer Kevin Young looked like the new kid in class who moved in mid-year.
Trouble, double: Thomas Robinson doubles up despite fouls
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B1
Thomas Robinson’s 18 points and 11 rebounds stood out on the postgame stat sheet Friday night.
Defending Robert Griffin
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B8
When Kansas University freshman quarterback Michael Cummings joined the Jayhawks last summer, he had no idea he would play such a large role in helping KU’s defense prepare for games.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook: UK next test for KU
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas Unviersity’s basketball team goes from playing Towson at home to Kentucky on Tuesday in Madison Square Garden in New York. Tipoff is 8 p.m. Central time.
Dover mortuary whistle-blowers shocked by problems
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A4
The body of the Marine lay on a gurney at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary, an arm bone jutting out from the torso.
25 years ago: As temperature drops below zero, Salvation Army opens new shelter
November 12, 2011
“From what I hear, at this point in time there are 25 to 30 people nightly who are on the street,” said Lt. David Jones.
40 years ago: It’s official: Watkins Bank to house museum
November 12, 2011
Attorney Raymond Rice presented the finalized deeds to the “old city hall” to the Douglas County Historical Society.
100 years ago: KU-MU game removed from Kansas City
November 12, 2011
“One of the reasons given out was that the commercialism of football must be blocked, that it was a college sport and must be kept within the precincts of the college….”
Area athletes sign to play in college
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B3
Friday marked the third straight day an area athlete signed to play sports at the college level.
Week of turmoil leaves Penn State dazed
November 12, 2011
All the familiar sights and sounds of a football weekend at Penn State were on display: Crowded sidewalks and restaurants, fans dressed in the blue-and-white of their cherished Nittany Lions, scalpers pestering passers-by for extra tickets.
Missouri sinks Kansas
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B3
The Kansas University swimmers knew what was coming when No. 15 Missouri entered Robinson Natatorium Friday night.
Eudora escapes Chanute, will play Paola in sub-state
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B3
Eudora High held on for a 20-13 state-quarterfinal football victory, after Chanute’s potentially game-tying touchdown pass on fourth down and six from the Eudora 15-yard line was completed out-of-bounds through the back of the end zone.
Chiney Ogwumike paces Stanford over Texas, 72-59
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B2
Even with half the Ogwumike frontcourt on the bench, No. 5 Stanford was still too strong and powerful for No. 24 Texas to handle.
Brittney Griner’s 22 points lifts No. 1 Baylor over Howard, 82-28
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B2
The driving focus for Baylor is to finish the job with a national championship this season. Brittney Griner and the Lady Bears are off to dominating start.
Obama watches No. 1 Tar Heels beat Spartans, 67-55
November 12, 2011
The Michigan State Spartans couldn’t feel too bad about losing 67-55 to No. 1 North Carolina in the Carrier Classic on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson.
NCAA finds major violations in Sooners basketball
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma had about one quarter of its recruiting days this season taken away by the NCAA on Friday as punishment for committing major violations while the men’s basketball program already was on probation.
Texas Tech hangs on to beat Troy, 90-85
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B2
Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie saw plenty his young team needs to work on, but acknowledged his players came through down the stretch en route to beating Troy 90-85 on Friday night.
Sooners rally back to win Lon Kruger’s debut, 78-74
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B2
Lon Kruger’s tenure at Oklahoma got started with a scare.
No. 12 Baylor opens with 77-57 win over TSU
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B2
The new Quincy is already getting comfortable on the court for No. 12 Baylor.
Oklahoma St. routs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 71-39
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B2
LeBryan Nash says he’d been waiting for the first game of his college basketball career his whole life. On Friday night, the most anticipated freshman recruit in recent Oklahoma State history gave the Cowboys a glimpse of what to expect.
No. 25 Missouri beats SE Missouri, 83-68
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B2
No. 25 Missouri led by only two at halftime of its opener, rushing shots and getting outrebounded. Players knew they’d be hearing from new coach Frank Haith.
Kansas State survives Charleston Southern, 72-67
November 12, 2011 in print edition on B2
Frank Martin didn’t yell. He didn’t tear down the walls of the locker room at halftime, though just about everyone inside Bramlage Coliseum on Friday night expected just that.
Having a lame-duck leader at KU Med is a terrible idea
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A3
It’s good that Barbara Atkinson will be stepping down as dean of the Kansas University School of Medicine but bad that she will remain on the job until a new dean is selected. It also is bad she plans to stay on as executive vice chancellor for two more years.
What not to do about the Iran situation
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A7
Last spring, Israel’s former spy chief, Meir Dagan, said bombing Iran would be “a stupid idea” for Israel. It would mean regional war and give Iran “the best possible reason to continue its nuclear program.”
Cart not needed
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A7
In this space last week Warren Corman called for the exercise of some common sense in the way we manage our trash (as have others, though not in so many words); I heartily second the motion.
Class ring racket
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A7
I would like to examine closely a practice that has been going on for many, many years and has remained overlooked and unchallenged. This is the practice of allowing representatives of a private company to pull students out of class and pitch to them an object that many cannot afford and that nobody needs.
Old-time GOP
November 12, 2011 in print edition on A7
Where are the old-fashioned Republicans of yesteryear?
Around and About for November 12, 2011
November 12, 2011
Ottawa University announces dean’s list and honor roll recipients for the spring 2011 semester.
Club news for November 12, 2011
November 12, 2011
The University Bridge Club announces results of its Nov. 5 meeting with hosts George and Ruth Gibbs, and Al and Carol Smith.
Military news for November 12, 2011
November 12, 2011
Air National Guard Airman Colby Root graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
Extension and 4-H news for November 12, 2011
November 12, 2011
The Vinland FCE will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vinland United Methodist Church, 1724 N. 692 Road, Baldwin City.
Horoscope for Nov. 12
November 12, 2011
You often are caught off guard this year, but you recuperate quickly. Revisit what works in your life, as you will be letting go of what doesn’t work. If you are single, you date and sort through your many would-be significant others. Gemini can come on strong and be overly intense.
Let Christmas overload begin
November 12, 2011
Christmas madness begins earlier every year. The Hallmark Channel has decided to offer an onslaught of jingle bell overkill. It starts tonight — weeks before Thanksgiving!
Faith Forum: Is there a clear ebb and flow to one’s faith over a lifetime?
November 12, 2011
The Rev. Kent Winters-Hazelton and the Rev. Pam Morrison answer.