Archive for Sunday, November 20, 2011

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Southwest Kansas processing plant a top priority, Brownback administration says
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A10
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration says attracting a processing plant to southwest Kansas is one of its top priorities.
Marriages
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending November 19, 2011.
Divorces
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending November 19, 2011.
Bankruptcies
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Olathe East High School educator selected as 2012 Kansas Teacher of the Year
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
A science teacher at Olathe East High School has been named the 2012 Kansas Teacher of the Year.
Gov. Sam Brownback hosts pheasant hunt in western Kansas
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
Gov. Sam Brownback joined dozens of other hunters for a pheasant hunt in western Kansas.
Elements of excitement flash before young minds at KU’s Carnival of Chemistry
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A1
Hundreds of children roamed Kansas University’s Malott Hall on Sunday, an unusually young crowd for the college building.
Cyclist and car collide on 28th Street
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 43-year-old Lawrence man on a bicycle collided with a driver in the 2100 block of 28th Street just before 7 p.m. Sunday. The cyclist was treated for minor injuries at the scene, Lawrence Police Sgt. Randy Roberts said.
Child injured in accident at 23rd and Haskell
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 13-year-old boy walked into a car as he was crossing 23rd Street at Haskell Avenue and was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, police said.
State plane maker says Air Force bars it from bid
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Air Force has notified Hawker Beechcraft Corp. that its Beechcraft AT-6 has been excluded from competition to build a light attack aircraft, a contract worth nearly $1 billion, the company said.
Author sheds light on Penn State case
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A3
The most damaging scandal in sports history, rife with victims, enabling authority figures and an alleged monster, also includes one man not as easy to judge as the rest.
Driver, passenger injured in rollover accident late Friday on U.S. Highway 59
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers responded to a rollover accident on North 1250 Road, near U.S. Highway 59, about 11:45 p.m. Friday.
Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman says defense nearly perfect against KU
November 20, 2011
Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman was especially proud of his team’s near-shutout following the Aggies’ 61-7 triumph over Kansas on Saturday.
Game Balls and Gassers: Texas A&M
November 20, 2011
Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers …
KU football notebook: Jordan Webb knocked around in Jayhawks’ loss
November 20, 2011
Kansas quarterback Jordan Webb was briefly removed from the game late in the first quarter of Saturday’s 61-7 loss to Texas A&M after taking a hit in the back from Texas A&M cornerback Lionel Smith.
40 years ago: Lawrence banker escapes OU campus fire
November 20, 2011
At 4:30 a.m., Hack had been awakened by noise and the smell of smoke.
National briefs: Americans win fourth straight Presidents Cup
November 20, 2011 in print edition on B2
The American returned Down Under and wound up on top in the Presidents Cup.
Missouri downs Texas Tech, 31-27
November 20, 2011 in print edition on B7
Missouri pulled one out for the seniors. For coach Gary Pinkel, too.
Baylor stuns OU: Last-second TD sinks Sooners, 45-38
November 20, 2011 in print edition on B7
Robert Griffin and Baylor created even more chaos in the national championship race with a stunning blow against fifth-ranked Oklahoma.
Klein carries ’Cats past UT
November 20, 2011 in print edition on B7
Collin Klein and Kansas State just keep finding ways to win.
Justin Wesley relishes defensive role
KU sophomore solid on UK standout Jones
November 20, 2011 in print edition on B3
Still a bit raw offensively, Justin Wesley has emerged as a solid defensive player early in his sophomore basketball season at Kansas University.
KU swimmers, divers win big
November 20, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University won all individual swimming events in a 150-78 victory over Nebraska-Omaha in a swimming-and-diving dual Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
Kansas women hit (tobacco) road
November 20, 2011 in print edition on B3
Off to a 2-0 start at Allen Fieldhouse, the Kansas University women’s basketball team faces its first road challenge of the season at 1 this afternoon, when the Jayhawks face Wake Forest at Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Seattle prep commits to KU basketball, but …
November 20, 2011 in print edition on B1
The way Seattle combo guard Anrio Adams sees it, he will be playing basketball at Kansas University next season.
GOP candidates share stories of personal hardships at forum
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A7
A gathering of GOP presidential candidates on Saturday was unlike any other this year, when instead of finger-pointing and slashing at one another’s records, the rivals told deeply personal tales about faith, family and failures that left half of the six participants weeping.
No pillows in coach, but it’s sundae time up front
November 20, 2011 in print edition on C8
Flying has never been so good — for those able to splurge.
USDA targets stores in food stamp trafficking
November 20, 2011 in print edition on C8
A criminal swindle of the nation’s $64.7 billion food stamp program is playing out at small neighborhood stores around the country, where thousands of retailers are suspected of trading deals with customers, exchanging lesser amounts of cash for their stamps.
Obama gets little pushback during Asia-Pacific trip
November 20, 2011 in print edition on C8
An assertive President Barack Obama got much of what he wanted during his Asia-Pacific trip because the results didn’t depend on negotiating with the world.
Deficit deal failure would pose crummy choice
November 20, 2011 in print edition on C8
If the deficit-cutting supercommittee fails, Congress will face a crummy choice. Lawmakers can allow payroll tax cuts and jobless aid for millions to expire or they extend them and increase the nation’s $15 trillion debt by at least $160 billion.
KU students provide labor in exchange for Habitat for Humanity donations
November 20, 2011
A group of 22 Kansas University students were “for hire” on Saturday. No, it’s not what you may be thinking — some recent grads looking for company work.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A6
Road work planned for the week of November 20, 2011.
Around and about in local business
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A6
Local business news for the week ending November 19, 2011.
Tax basics
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A9
We hear a lot today about tax reform, but not much about tax basics. Taxes are classified as either being regressive or progressive. Regressive taxes are those that place a larger burden on the poor and middle class than on the wealthy.
Safe neighborhood is basic right
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A9
This is not about your neighborhood.
Israeli-Palestinian peace process is dead
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A9
Traveling in Israel and the West Bank, and talking to leaders on both sides, one thing soon becomes apparent: The Israeli-Palestinian peace process of the last two decades is dead.
‘Masters’ profiles Woody Allen
November 20, 2011
“American Masters” (8 p.m. Sunday, PBS) will spend three and a half hours over two nights profiling comedian, writer, amateur musician and filmmaker Woody Allen. Before the film’s credits end, we hear from a parade of talents who have worked with Allen over four decades, from Diane Keaton to Scarlett Johansson, Mariel Hemingway, Sean Penn and Owen Wilson. Comedian Chris Rock sums up everybody’s feelings when he marvels that Allen has remained creative, active, prolific and, for the most part, relevant for 40-plus years.
Right track
Turning the Amtrak depot into a city transportation hub may breathe new life into a significant local structure.
November 20, 2011 in print edition on A9
The best way to save a historic structure is to make sure it continues to serve an important purpose.
Garden Calendar: Holiday cacti brighten the winter months
November 20, 2011
Now is a great time to add one or more of these epiphytic cacti to your collection.
Horoscope for Nov. 20
November 20, 2011
This year you note conflicting and sometimes confusing currents. This aura could make decision-making confusing, especially about home or domestic matters. If you are single, forming a relationship with so many factors in chaos could be interesting. If you are attached, you need to bond as a team in order to handle several different issues. Libra likes peace.
25 years ago: Commissioners say obscenity law due for overhaul
November 20, 2011
The current obscenity law in Lawrence was under review.
100 years ago: Pigeons come home to roost
November 20, 2011
“One morning a few days ago a flock of seven pigeons appeared at the Kolb place.”
Boomer Girl Diary: It’s a dog’s life at 3 a.m.
November 20, 2011
It’s a weird and wacky world at 3 in the morning.
Behind the Lens: Know your macro
November 20, 2011
Macro lenses for DSLR cameras come in several sizes and with various fields of view. Here are some tips to get the most out of yours.