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Archive for Saturday, October 1, 2011

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Around and about in local business
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A4
Local business news for the week ending October 1, 2011.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A4
Road work planned for the week of October 2, 2011.
From Vikings to crafts, festival celebrates Nordic culture, history
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A3
A Viking longship deserves a good name, explained “Viking Sam” Raedahl at Saturday’s 10th annual Nordic Heritage Festival at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St.
Slow start not a problem for Red Raiders
October 1, 2011
Texas Tech’s undefeated football team has trailed in three of its four games this season.
Game Balls and Gassers: Texas Tech
October 1, 2011
Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers …
Third quarter haunts Jayhawks once again
October 1, 2011
For the second straight game, the Kansas football team played competitive football in the first half only to suffer through a brutal third quarter.
Coach, team make it tough to ‘believe’
October 1, 2011
From the outside, it’s growing more difficult to believe in the one-word motto preferred by Kansas University football coach Turner Gill: Believe.
Matt Tait’s football notebook: Darrian Miller leaves game with hamstring injury; Brandon Bourbon tops 100
October 1, 2011
On the second play from scrimmage of Saturday’s 45-34 loss to Texas Tech, Kansas University freshman Darrian Miller caught a quick pass, danced around a few defenders and raced 25 yards to set up KU’s first touchdown.
Sharing the blame: KU’s offense, defense both struggle late in Jayhawks’ 45-34 loss to Texas Tech
October 1, 2011
You’ve heard coaches talk about total team victories? Saturday, the Kansas University football team suffered a total team loss.
Damar to fight closing post office
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A10
Residents of the tiny town of Damar in northwestern Kansas say they’ll fight possible plans to close their post office.
Court overturns murder conviction
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A10
The Kansas Supreme Court has overturned the murder conviction of a Dodge City police officer accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend in 2007.
Pump Patrol
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.23 at Kwik Shop, 3440 W. Sixth St.
Grant to help second-graders learn pedestrian safety
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A5
High school students will be recruited to help Douglas County second-graders understand how to safely walk, cross, run and play in areas where cars and trucks rule the road.
KU receives grants for at-risk students
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A6
Kansas University has received $1.28 million for two partnership grants from the U.S. Department of Education to help at-risk students prepare for college.
Colo. town at heart of listeria outbreak in fear
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A6
Eric Jensen surveys his dusty cantaloupe field and seems equally stunned and puzzled at the fate that has befallen his crop: row upon row of melons rotting on the vine.
Dodge City clinic seeks to join abortion suit
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A4
A Dodge City clinic asked a judge Friday to order Kansas to release federal family-planning funding it has been withholding under a disputed new state law, saying the clinic’s two employees haven’t been paid since July and it will be forced to close within weeks unless it gets the money.
California man found alive by his children 6 days after wreck
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A9
David Lavau’s children drove slowly along the perilously curved mountain road, stopping to peer over the treacherous drop-offs and call out for their father, missing for six days.
Navy explores longer sub deployments
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A9
The Navy is considering lengthening the standard deployment of attack submarines beyond six months as it faces rising demands with a fleet that has been shrinking since the end of the Cold War, the commander of American submarine forces told The Associated Press in an interview.
Killing Americans: U.S. reaches uncharted ground with attack
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A9
President Barack Obama steered the nation’s war machine into uncharted territory Friday when a U.S. drone attacked a convoy in Yemen and killed two American citizens who had become central figures in al-Qaida.
With al-Awlaki now dead, al-Qaida lacks Western voice
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A9
The killings of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and another American al-Qaida propagandist in a U.S. airstrike Friday wipe out the decisive factor that made the terrorist group’s Yemen branch the most dangerous threat to the United States: its reach into the West.
Offensive term
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A8
Tuesday’s City Commission meeting was a long one, and it was horrible to sit through hours of hatred and ignorance being spewed at my community. I was thrilled with how they voted, but I was disappointed when I saw a glaring error on the front page of the Journal-World.
25 years ago: Residents in path of bypass not yet notified
October 1, 2011
Although the frogs, whose only home was reported to be in the Baker Wetlands south of Lawrence, were deemed safe, five Douglas County homes were in the path of the bypass.
40 years ago: KU students hired for neighborhood survey
October 1, 2011
Lawrence City Planner Ron Short was assuring local residents that they had no need to be alarmed at the sight of college students snooping around their properties.
Jordan Webb’s hot start places him among nation’s best
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B6
In nearly every way it can be measured, Kansas University sophomore Jordan Webb is a better quarterback this season than he was a year ago.
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook: Freshman WR Marquis Jackson ready for more
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B6
With his red-shirt already burned, Kansas University freshman Marquis Jackson knows more playing time lies ahead. He’s ready.
Tale of the Tape: KU vs. Texas Tech
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B6
A look at the matchup between Kansas and Texas Tech.
Scenarios abound for Big 12
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B1
Before the Big 12 decides its expansion targets, the shrinking league must decide how many.
LHS blockers have big games, not names
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B1
No shortage of celebrities spent a pleasant Friday night in Lawrence High’s snazzy, second-year football stadium Friday.
LHS blanks SM East, 31-0
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B1
After all the Lawrence High football players cleared out of the locker room, they left a message written in blue marker on the whiteboard.
Free State shuts out SM North, 35-0
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B1
After rumbling for 445 yards and six touchdowns on the ground against Shawnee Mission Northwest last week, it would have been easy to assume Free State High would run, run and run some more against Shawnee Mission North on Friday night at FSHS. So Firebirds head football coach Bob Lisher did what any good coach would do. He aired it out early.
Kansas clips Texas in double OT
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B5
The Kansas University soccer team defeated Texas 3-2 in a double overtime victory Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Jayhawks compete at Kentucky tennis invite
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B5
The Kansas University tennis team finished 4-2 in singles competition and 5-1 in doubles play on Friday in the first day of the Kentucky Invitational.
KU swimming holds intrasquad meet
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B5
Kansas University swimming and diving team competed in its annual Crimson and Blue intrasquad meet Friday at Robinson Natatorium in Lawrence. The Blue squad defeated the Crimson squad 144-123.
Veritas 66, St. John’s Military 34
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B5
Nick Bennett carried 19 times for 181 yards and four scores, and Veritas Christian cruised past St. John’s Military School on Friday night to remain undefeated at 5-0.
High school football roundup
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B5
A roundup of local high school football games.
Red Sox part ways with Terry Francona
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B4
The Terry Francona era is over in Boston.
Roy Halladay, Phillies eager to get postseason started
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B4
Roy Halladay came to Philadelphia to pitch in October, knowing the regular season was a necessary formality.
Tigers-Yankees playoff opener suspended by rain
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B4
The playoff opener between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees was suspended because of rain in the second inning Friday night, probably wiping out the ace of each pitching staff for a few days.
Rays rookie Matt Moore dominates Texas in ALDS opener
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B4
Matt Moore went to the mound as the ultimate wild card. Seven innings later, he walked off as a postseason ace.
NY coach suspended for taking players to cemetery
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B2
A junior varsity football coach suspended for making his players lie down in a central New York cemetery as a post-defeat motivational ploy said he borrowed the idea from a pivotal scene in the 2000 Denzel Washington film “Remember the Titans.”
NBA meetings will resume Saturday
October 1, 2011 in print edition on B2
One down, two big issues to go for an agreement that would end the NBA lockout.
Dynamic leadership can help KU boost national rankings
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A3
Rankings seem to be extremely popular these days, whether they are trying to define the best cities in the United States, which cities are the “most livable,” which are best for retirees, which have the best bike paths or lowest crime rates, or which excel in many other categories.
Beyond the Phog’ excerpt: Tyshawn Taylor on Thomas Robinson
October 1, 2011
I remember the whole game, in my head, all I’m thinking about is, “How is T-Rob not crying right now?”
Horoscope for Oct. 1
October 1, 2011
For Saturday, Oct. 1: Your energy attracts many people. Opportunities easily can come from day-to-day conversations and meetings. You don’t need to go far to meet people or to network. If you are single, date for a while before committing. Resist being influenced by what your friends think. It is what you think that counts. If you are attached, the two of you need to have some old-fashioned dating to add more fire to your relationship. Sagittarius has much to share.
Weird Al rules the airwaves
October 1, 2011
“Weird Al” Yankovic presents his first televised comedy special since 1999. “‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Live! — The Alpocalypse Tour” (8 p.m., Comedy Central) offers material old and new from the king of music and music video parody.
Palestinians are seeking land without peace
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A8
While diplomatically inconvenient for the Western powers, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ attempt to get the United Nations to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state has elicited widespread sympathy. After all, what choice did he have? According to the accepted narrative, Middle East peace is made impossible by a hard-line Likud-led Israel that refuses to accept a Palestinian state and continues to build settlements.
Owners are best stewards of land
October 1, 2011 in print edition on A8
Across the gravel road is a small plot of ground of which I am the “steward” — that is to say, the owner.
Playing dead: A guide to zombiehood
October 1, 2011
Pretending to be a member of the undead never looked so good — this year’s Lawrence Zombie Walk benefits the Lawrence Humane Society.
Around and About for October 1, 2011
October 1, 2011
Washburn University held commencement ceremonies on May 14. Graduation candidates included December 2010 School of Law, spring 2011 and summer 2011 graduates.
Scouting news for October 1, 2011
October 1, 2011
Troop 64 of Eudora held its fall Court of Honor on Sept. 19 at the West School Building.
Club news for October 1, 2011
October 1, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its Sept. 24 meeting with hosts Dan and Carolyn Harden.
Faith Forum: In honor of KU’s Homecoming week: What does the term ‘homecoming’ mean to you in a religious sense?
October 1, 2011
The Rev. Mitch Todd and the Rev. Gary O’Flannagan answer.
100 years ago: Bowersock Opera House employees arrested for fighting
October 1, 2011
“William Perry and William Green were tried this morning on the charge of quarreling, wrangling and fighting.”