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Girl injured in accident near Vinland
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 12-year-old Baldwin City girl was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after she was injured in an accident Tuesday near Vinland.
Occupy Lawrence protesters plead not guilty to violating park hours
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
Ten people who were ticketed for violating park hours last month as part of the Occupy Lawrence movement in South Park made their first appearances in Municipal Court on Tuesday.
KU chancellor receives Davie Award from UNC
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A6
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little was in North Carolina on Wednesday to receive the Davie Award, the highest honor given by her former university’s Board of Trustees.
KBA: Investments helped create jobs, funding
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A6
The Kansas Bioscience Authority on Wednesday announced that its $87.5 million in investments since 2004 has led to $816.5 million in jobs created, external research funding, capital expenses and equity investments.
Lawrence man dies in I-70 crash east of Lawrence
10:04 p.m., November 16, 2011 Updated 04:30 p.m. in print edition on A1
A Kansas man died Wednesday afternoon after his eastbound car traveled the wrong way into the westbound lanes and struck a semitrailer east of Lawrence on the Kansas Turnpike in Leavenworth County, a Kansas Highway Patrol supervisor said.
U.S. attorney to speak at Eisenhower Library
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A12
The top federal prosecutor in Kansas will discuss the work and mission of his office in a town hall meeting at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.
Lawrence school district embraces Friends of Education
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A3
Registered nurse John Drees continues to find new ways to teach healthy messages, provide career lessons and offer teacher instruction to students, educators and administrators throughout the Lawrence school district. And everyone, it seems, is listening.
ATF set up bogus Kan. pawn shop in sting operation
November 16, 2011
Court documents show a federal agency conducting an undercover firearms investigation set up a bogus Wichita pawn shop called “Bandit Trading” in a yearlong operation that ensnared 67 defendants
Kansas apologizes to tribes for past misdeeds
November 16, 2011
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued a proclamation apologizing to the American Indian tribes that occupied lands now within the state’s borders, saying dealings with the tribes were too often marked by “a spirit of deception.”
Tonganoxie driver involved in one-vehicle crash at Tee Pee Junction north of Lawrence
02:53 p.m., November 16, 2011 Updated 03:20 p.m. in print edition on A6
A Tonganoxie woman was injured Tuesday night after her vehicle struck a utility pole near Tee Pee Junction north of Lawrence.
Former Fort Leavenworth soldier to be sentenced next month for robbery on KU campus
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A6
A 23-year-old former Fort Leavenworth soldier entered a plea to a reduced charge Wednesday in connection with a June robbery of two Kansas University students who were walking on campus.
Chances Lansing prison escapees will remain free are slim
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A3
Chad Duane Amack, 22, and Matthew Glen Allender, 28, were reported missing from a minimum security unit at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Bible housed at Baker University used on National Geographic cover
12:57 p.m., November 16, 2011 Updated 02:35 p.m. in print edition on A1
The cover photo on December’s edition of National Geographic isn’t from a faraway land like Borneo, Palau or Nauru. Instead, it was shot in Baldwin City, featuring a King James Bible from the collection at Baker University.
Princeton Review recognizes KU business school
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A6
The Princeton Review has recognized Kansas University’s School of Business as one of its 294 best business schools in the country.
Kan. seeks to end part of abortion insurance suit
November 16, 2011
Kansas asked a federal judge Wednesday to reject a claim that a new state law restricting insurance coverage for abortion discriminates against women.
Malott Hall evacuated after report of possible chemical spill
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
Malott Hall, which houses Kansas University’s chemistry department, was evacuated this morning after reports of a possible chemical spill.
KU philosophy professor collects third lifetime achievement award
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A6
Richard De George, a Kansas University distinguished professor of philosophy, has earned a third lifetime achievement award from the Society for Business Ethics.
Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin Karl Slover dies at 93
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
Karl Slover, one of the last surviving actors who played Munchkins in the 1939 classic film, “The Wizard of Oz,” has died. He was 93.
Lawrence man, 23, sentenced to 32 months in prison for role in Walmart robbery
10:20 a.m., November 16, 2011 Updated 04:41 p.m. in print edition on A6
A Douglas County judge Wednesday scolded a 23-year-old Lawrence man for his role in a December robbery at Walmart, 3300 Iowa, and ordered him to serve a 32-month prison sentence.
Town Talk: Neighbors vs. developers in West Lawrence and a no-win situation for City Commissioners; Wakarusa Music Festival up for national award
November 16, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
Man says old temple in Leavenworth oldest in state
November 16, 2011
An expert on Jewish history says a former temple in Leavenworth is the oldest Jewish place of worship in Kansas.
Topeka mayor opposes domestic partner registry
09:43 a.m., November 16, 2011 Updated 11:44 a.m.
Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten says he’s concerned that a proposed domestic partner registry is the first step toward legalizing gay marriage.
World War II prisoner memorial set for Fort Riley
November 16, 2011
German and Italian military liaisons will be at Fort Riley on Friday to honor World War II prisoners of war from their nations buried at the post cemetery.
Man pleads guilty to his part in adoption scam
November 16, 2011
A Kansas City man has admitted that he took part in an adoption scam that affected 13 couples across the country.
Penn State finally did the right thing
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A8
So they did the right thing. Belatedly.
Lecompton man, 42, reports stolen Chevy truck
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 42-year-old Lecompton man reported his 1994 Chevy truck stolen from the 100 block of McDonald Drive on Sunday. He reported a $3,500 loss.
Lawrence man, 58, reports aggravated burglary, theft
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 58-year-old Lawrence man reported an aggravated burglary and theft in the 1300 block of Stone Meadow Drive on Monday. He valued the stolen yard equipment at $807.
Topeka woman, 25, injured in single-car accident on U.S. 40
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 25-year-old Topeka woman was injured and transported to Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka after a single-car accident on U.S. Highway 40 westbound at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Basehor man injured after crashing into building in fair condition
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 36-year-old Basehor man who was injured Monday after his vehicle crashed into a building was listed in fair condition Tuesday at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokesman said.
Legislators hear details of possible Medicaid reforms
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A2
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer said Tuesday that a proposal to reform Medicaid programs in Kansas will have the flexibility and creativity to improve the health of all Kansas residents while holding down costs.
Analysis: Kansas will take 3 years to recover jobs
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A1
It will take Kansas three more years to fully recover the jobs lost in the Great Recession that started in 2008, according to a recent national economic analysis.
City commissioners want further study of transit hub plan
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A1
Maybe a bus is more powerful than a train after all. Efforts to save and restore the Santa Fe Depot in east Lawrence received a boost Tuesday night after city commissioners said they were indeed interested in studying whether the 1950s-era station could be used as a hub for the city bus system in addition to a depot for Amtrak.
Wichita approves Bombardier incentives
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Wichita City council has approved its part of an incentive package that Bombardier Learjet is seeking before it moves ahead with a $52.7 million expansion that the company says will bring hundreds of jobs to the city.
Crackdowns reach epicenter of Wall Street protests
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A6
Crackdowns against the Occupy Wall Street encampments across the country reached the epicenter of the movement Tuesday, when police rousted protesters from a Manhattan park and a judge ruled that their free speech rights do not extend to pitching a tent and setting up camp for months at a time.
Wildcats’ swats flummox KU
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B1
Five minutes into the second half of Tuesday night’s game against Kentucky in renovated Madison Square Garden, Elijah Johnson, Kansas University’s springy junior guard who revels in punishing rims, took the pass in the left corner and took off toward the hoop.
UK wins, but John Calipari not impressed
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kentucky guard Doron Lamb believed his team made a statement following the Wildcats’ 75-65 victory over Kansas on Tuesday night.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook: Bill Self speaks about signees
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self before Tuesday’s game announced the signing of Zach Peters and Landen Lucas to national letters of intent.
Jayhawks turn up turnover margin
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B1
With Kansas University’s football team losing eight straight since starting the season 2-0, finding tangible evidence of improvement has been difficult.
Loud and clear: UK pulls away, makes statement
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B1
The winningest college basketball program of all time looked quite a bit better than No. 2 … at least on Tuesday night.
KU volleyball gets 10 on academic team
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s volleyball team placed a program-best 10 members on the Academic All-Big 12 teams, tying Iowa State for most overall.
Kansas announces athlete signings
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B3
Three Kansas University coaches announced national letter-of-intent signing recently.
Heard on the Hill: First strategic plan summit is Friday; more than 500 students have taken professors to free lunch; student interviewing for Rhodes Scholarship this week
November 16, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
KU women wary of Bluejays’ treys
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B3
There is some uncertainty for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team as it heads into its game tonight against Creighton — specifically, whether junior forward Carolyn Davis will be able to play.
Kendial Lawrence, De’Vion Moore to split time for Mizzou
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B7
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Kendial Lawrence and De’Vion Moore will split time at tailback this week in place of Henry Josey, out for the year due to a knee injury.
ISU receiver charged with robbery
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B7
Iowa State backup receiver Albert Gary has been charged with first-degree robbery stemming from a June incident in Ames.
Cyclones face ‘scary’ OSU
Iowa State wary of Cowboys’ offense
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B7
Iowa State had an extra week to try to figure out how to slow down Oklahoma State’s high-powered offense.
Sooners relish second chance
After early loss, OU back in national title picture
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B7
As he watched what was going on in college football during Oklahoma’s open week, tight end Trent Ratterree’s first reaction to seeing Stanford and Boise State drop from the ranks of the unbeaten was sympathy.
Penn State coach Tom Bradley still has much work to do amid a maelstrom
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B2
I am sure there are some people who take offense that interim Penn State football coach Tom Bradley said he did not watch the interview with former defensive coordinator and accused child molester Jerry Sandusky.
Justin Verlander wins AL Cy Young in unanimous vote
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B2
There was little question Justin Verlander would unanimously win the AL Cy Young Award. Now, the far more intriguing question: Will he take the MVP, too?
No. 6 A&M gets 76-58 win over No. 9 Louisville
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B5
Louisville coach Jeff Walz didn’t want to make excuses after his team’s 76-58 loss to Texas A&M on Tuesday.
Coach K alone atop Division I list
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B5
Mike Krzyzewski passed Bob Knight, then spent some special time with his former coach.
Tylor Palko takes over as Chiefs’ starting quarterback
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B6
Tyler Palko knows full well that the most popular guy in town is the backup quarterback. He’s the one every fan wants to see at the first sign of trouble, whose name floats across the airwaves whenever the starter is struggling.
Drake beats Iowa State, 74-65
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B5
Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg hadn’t been sleeping well. The Cyclones were preparing for their first road game of the year at Drake, a game many thought they would win with ease.
Oklahoma State tops Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 73-46
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B5
Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford wants his starters to stop doing things that make them look bad.
J’Covan Brown’s 35 lead Texas over Rhode Island
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B5
J’Covan Brown was not happy with himself despite scoring a career-high 35 points against Rhode Island on Tuesday. The 87 percent free throw shooter missed two from the line as Texas won 100-90 in the TicketCity Legends Classic.
San Diego St. has 1st loss, 77-67 at No. 11 Baylor
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B5
This isn’t the same San Diego State that won 34 games and went to the NCAA round of 16 last season.
Weather ready
Several city initiatives should make driving in Lawrence a little bit easier this winter.
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
The city of Lawrence may never have been more prepared for a snowstorm than it is today.
Wrong number
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
An article in the Nov. 13 Journal-World stated that “a 2010 study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found more than a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds claimed no faith.” This statement is misleading.
Give us names
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
An open letter to coach Turner Gill and the Lawrence Journal-World. Coach, before the 2010 season you announced that there would be no players’ name on jerseys. I can’t remember your exact nonsensical words of explanation, but they were to the effect that football is a team sport that doesn’t need or require individual identification. I thought (hoped) you would remedy your mind-set this year, but no. The J-W Sound Off tells us “never.”
We’re all people
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
In “Church Leaders ask Kansas Legislature to Stay out of Illegal Immigration Reform,” Renee Slinkard wonders “why they would want to make it easier for illegal immigrants to gain citizenship when we are faced with all this terrorism, crime, human trafficking.”
40 years ago: Trial transit service rolls to an end
November 16, 2011
Today was the final day of a three-month experiment in public transit in Lawrence.
25 years ago: Lee plant in Ottawa to close in December
November 16, 2011
The upcoming closing of the Lee Apparel Co. manufacturing plant in Ottawa would mean a loss of $4.5 million a year to the local economy.
100 years ago: Sara Robinson, one of earliest Lawrence settlers, dies at 84
November 16, 2011
“Coming to Kansas among the first, she at once took her place with the workers for the cause of freedom.”
4-year colleges not for all; explore your options
November 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
The time is now with us when high school seniors are getting serious about college applications. I have been involved in higher education as a teacher and administrator for more than three decades and it’s not surprising that I have some definite opinions on the subject.
Horoscope for Nov. 16
November 16, 2011
This year doors will open if you claim your power. Your instincts point to the correct direction. If you are single, you could meet someone when out or at work. Don’t make more of this bond than exists. Be a skeptic. If you are attached, the two of you might become more visible as you work toward a common goal. Leo pushes you into the limelight. They like your style.
Winning ugly in the NFL beats the alternative
November 16, 2011 in print edition on B6
Tim Tebow has provided plenty of fodder for his fans and his critics alike.
Naturalist extols the wisdom of the wild
November 16, 2011
Equal parts science and poetry, “My Life as a Turkey” on “Nature” (7 p.m., PBS) has nothing to do with Thanksgiving. At least not the holiday.