Archive for Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Eudora clothing closet asks for help with the holidays
November 17, 2011
His Hands Clothing Closet is seeking donations to help several Eudora families with items for the holidays.
Lawyer says Taiwan official in KC to plead guilty
November 17, 2011
A Taiwanese representative charged with violating federal labor laws by underpaying and overworking her Filipina housekeeper has agreed to plead guilty to the charge, her lawyer said Thursday.
Perry-Lecompton students stack up for world record, education
November 17, 2011
The 324 cups separated into 36 stacks lined up at six stations added up to the chance of a lifetime for students Thursday at Lecompton Elementary School. The payoff: setting a world record, with a little learning on the side.
Brownback declares “A Week of Reconciliation,” urges Kansans to settle their differences
November 17, 2011
“As we begin to gather with our family and friends this holiday season, I want to encourage Kansans to consider the impact of reconciliation,” Brownback said.
Kansas earns high marks from MADD for efforts against driving drunk
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A4
Kansas earned the highest rating possible for laws designed to combat drunken driving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving announced Thursday.
Mission possible: Black Friday
November 17, 2011
Conquer America’s unofficial national shopping holiday with your objectives intact.
Mizzou suspends Gary Pinkel 1 game after DWI arrest
November 17, 2011
Missouri has suspended coach Gary Pinkel for Saturday’s game and frozen his salary for a year following his overnight arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.
Delays expected on southbound Kansas River bridge on Friday
November 17, 2011
Construction work is slated for Downtown Lawrence’s Kansas River bridges on Friday.
Focus on marriage to end poverty misguided, Democratic Party leader says
12:26 p.m., November 17, 2011 Updated 03:10 p.m. in print edition on A3
Pushing marriage to end poverty is simplistic and potentially dangerous, Kansas Democratic Party Chair Joan Wagnon said Thursday.
Kansas still wants to license abortion providers
12:23 p.m., November 17, 2011 Updated 05:38 p.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas still wants to move forward with a special licensing process for abortion providers, despite legal challenges in state and federal court.
26-year-old Lawrence man identified as victim in fatality accident on turnpike
11:25 a.m., November 17, 2011 Updated 12:45 a.m.
The Kansas Turnpike Authority on Thursday identified Andrew Rodgman, 26, of Lawrence, as the man who died in a crash Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 70 near the Lawrence service center.
Two women treated at LMH after accident at McDonald Drive and Princeton Boulevard
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A5
Two women were treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital Thursday after a two-vehicle crash at 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of McDonald Drive and Princeton Boulevard.
Fort Hays student celebrates 100th birthday
November 17, 2011
A Kansas woman who was once the oldest college graduate in the world is about to wrap up her educational career at Fort Hays State University, saying she has other plans for her future.
Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel could face DWI charge
10:04 a.m., November 17, 2011 Updated 01:14 p.m.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Wednesday night.
Town Talk: UPDATE: Kasold to be fully open by Wed.; Budding business hopes to teach people how to live green; new master plan includes millions for Lawrence airport; parachutists vs. pilots
09:56 a.m., November 17, 2011 Updated 11:02 a.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Two men who escaped from state prison captured in KCK
08:12 a.m., November 17, 2011 Updated 11:17 a.m.
Two men who escaped Tuesday from the Lansing Correctional Facility are back in custody.
Group eyes ‘pay as you throw’ system
November 17, 2011
If you regularly set out a lot of trash at the curb, you should be charged more for trash service than your neighbor who normally doesn’t set out much trash. The city’s Solid Waste Task Force agreed Wednesday that the Lawrence City Commission ought to adopt that principle when it discusses overhauling the city’s trash service next year.
Now what? Few tangible effects of Wall St. protests
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A9
Everywhere, it seems, people want to weigh in about the Occupy Wall Street protests around the country, from CEOs and politicians to your next-door neighbor. So far the talk has translated into little action.
Newt Gingrich defends big contracts with Freddie Mac
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A9
Rising in polls and receiving greater scrutiny, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich found himself on the defensive Wednesday over huge payments he received over the past decade from the mortgage giant Freddie Mac.
Study: Women more likely to have broken hearts
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A7
A woman’s heart breaks more easily than a man’s.
Millionaires lobby Congress for higher taxes on rich
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A7
Lobbyists for a day, a band of millionaires stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge Congress to tax them more.
Pay raises approved for some KU workers; housing vote to come
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A1
Members of the Kansas Board of Regents approved pay raises for two groups of Kansas University employees on Wednesday, and one member praised universities for keeping their room-and-board rates below the national average.
Kansas seeks to end part of abortion insurance lawsuit
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A4
Kansas asked a federal judge Wednesday to reject a claim that a new state law restricting insurance coverage for abortion discriminates against women.
Douglas County Commission approves requests for conservation grants
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A3
It looks like an old farmhouse will be getting a new life. The Douglas County Commission approved a $163,000 grant to restore the Robert Hall Pearson Farmhouse, one of 10 projects approved for funding.
First Bell: Advice for classroom volunteers; thanking a humble volunteer; superintendent accepting award nominations
November 17, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Heard on the Hill: Student, mother blogging for US News and World Report; chancellor honored by University of North Carolina; filmmaker raises $20k for newest film
November 17, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
40 years ago: City tries to exit lease for unused space
November 17, 2011
The unused space was costing the city $1,237.50 a year.
Kansas falls to Oklahoma, 3-1
November 17, 2011 in print edition on B3
It’s beyond old for this Kansas University volleyball team.
Our Town Sports for Nov. 17
November 17, 2011 in print edition on B5
A weekly roundup of local events and results
Freshman RB Darrian Miller produces with pop, power
November 17, 2011 in print edition on B1
With the way he has run from the first scrimmage of the spring to last week’s loss against Baylor, it’s hard to believe the Kansas University coaching staff once questioned Darrian Miller’s commitment.
Bill Self: UK could be top team
November 17, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University coach Bill Self believes the Kentucky basketball team that pasted KU, 75-65, on Tuesday in New York ranks as one of the finest squads his Jayhawks have faced in the past nine years.
National briefs: Gibson, Maddon managers of the year
November 17, 2011 in print edition on B2
Kirk Gibson took a tough-guy approach. So much so, he brought three Navy SEALs to spring training.
NCAA better at selling than regulating
November 17, 2011 in print edition on B2
Your holiday shopping is now a little easier, thanks to the good folks at the NCAA. They’ve found a mission they can rally around, something to make sure their organization remains relevant.
Trustee to serve as acting Penn State AD
November 17, 2011 in print edition on B2
Penn State is turning to a member of its board of trustees who played football and wrestled for the school to serve as its acting athletic director in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.
Back with a bang: Injured forward Carolyn Davis returns, leads KU past Creighton
November 17, 2011
For someone who hasn’t been practicing, Kansas University women’s basketball forward Carolyn Davis didn’t show many signs of rust Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Pump patrol
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.17 at several stations.
People’s choice
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A10
Cal Thomas’ Nov. 15 column relating the Penn State situation with our nation’s is right on target.
Issue settled
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A10
Monday, I heard that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the legality of the purchase mandate and other parts of the Affordable Health Care Act next spring.
Immigration move
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A10
Sunday’s story “Legislature will have plate full of meaty issues” featured Secretary of State Kris Kobach arguing in favor of passing harsh Alabama-style “show me your papers” anti-immigrant legislation in the next session of the Kansas Legislature.
Military cuts
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A10
My son is a lieutenant in the Army. He loves the United States and plans to continue fighting for our country.
Economic goals clash with political goals
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A10
Born during what is mistakenly called the debt-ceiling “debacle” last summer, the supercommittee may die without sending Congress a 10-year $1.2 trillion (at least) deficit-reduction plan.
KU efficiency
Kansas University needs to look at how it can trim its expenses without hurting its drive to be an attractive and high-quality institution.
November 17, 2011 in print edition on A10
Just as individual households and businesses across the state and the country have been doing during this recession,
Horoscope for Nov. 17
November 17, 2011
People experience you at your most dynamic. You attract many people, and often the unexpected occurs. If you are single, a friend could become more, or you could meet someone through your associations. If you are attached, the two of you need to be as conscious about your friendship as you are about your love connection. Leo always adds drama to the momen
Couric returns to mornings via prime-time Regis salute
November 17, 2011
It would not be out of line to call tonight’s “special” episode of “20/20” (7 p.m., ABC) “Hello/Goodbye.”
25 years ago: Music professor, orchestra director to win HOPE award
November 17, 2011
The HOPE award had been established by the KU senior class of 1959.
100 years ago: KU falls silent in memory of benefactor
November 17, 2011
“At ten o’clock this morning, no whistle sounded at the University to summon students to chapel….”