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One person dies in single-car accident on 24/40 in Leavenworth County
October 2, 2011
A 77-year-old Manhattan woman was killed in a single-car accident near Reno township.
Exit from I-70 Lawrence service station closed
October 2, 2011
The westbound exit from the Turnpike to the Lawrence service station is closed after a non-injury accident.
Kansas officials review economic report
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A2
Kansas officials have a raft of new economic statistics to mull over this fall as Gov. Sam Brownback and his administration prepares to unveil what he promises will be a bold plan for lowering taxes and jumpstarting the economy.
City mulls policy that would crack down on landlords
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A1
A crackdown may be coming against landlords who allow too many tenants to live in single-family houses across Lawrence.
Lecompton-to-Topeka relay to honor Pony Express
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A2
The Kansas Division of the National Pony Express Association will deliver mail from Lecompton to Topeka beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 15. Guests are invited to gather at the Capitol at noon to watch a rider deliver letters from Gov. Sam Brownback and past living governors to the statehouse shortly after 12:30 p.m. There will be a short program following the delivery.
Developer wants to breathe new life into former Poehler Mercantile Co. building in east Lawrence
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A1
A bush that wants to be a tree blocks the stairs to one of the few doors left unboarded on this east Lawrence building. High above it are three-foot-high letters that spell out “Theo. Poehler Mercantile Co. Wholesale Grocers.” In a nod to a different era, the sign is most visible from the railroad tracks that sit just a few feet away.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for October 4, 2011
Eagle Bend Golf Course fees under review
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A5
City commissioners will consider lowering the fees at the city-owned Eagle Bend Golf Course in an effort to attract more players to the course.
Garden Calendar: Use shrubs for added color
October 2, 2011
Fall is a great time to add new plants to the garden, and it is an even better time to pick out plants to add seasons of color.
Boomer Girl Diary: Mining for liquid gold in my own back yard
October 2, 2011
An impending trip to the veteranarian forces Cathy to get up close and person with cocker spaniel.
Sporting KC ties
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B3
San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski and Sporting Kansas City’s Teal Bunbury scored within a minute of each other as the teams played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday
Veritas volleyball sweeps at quad
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B3
Veritas Christian’s volleyball team swept three matches at the Flint Hills Christian quad on Saturday.
LHS girls CC 4th, boys CC 5th
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s girls cross country team took fourth place, while the Lions boys took fifth place Saturday at the Seaman Cross Country Invitational.
LHS boys soccer routs Topeka, 7-0
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s boys soccer team blanked Topeka High, 7-0, on Saturday afternoon.
Baker football edged; Haskell trounced
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B3
Baker University’s football team put a scare into No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene, but ultimately fell, 33-30, on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Kansas volleyball falls, 3-1, to Baylor
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B3
After jumping out to the program’s best start since 2002, Kansas University’s volleyball team lost its third straight Big 12 contest in a loss to Baylor (25-23, 23-25, 25-17, 25-22) on Saturday at the Ferrell Center.
Three ex-Jayhawks to be enshrined today
Former AD Frederick, coach Harp, hoops forward LaFrentz to be inducted into Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University athletic director Bob Frederick, basketball coach Dick Harp and All-America forward Raef LaFrentz today will be inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in Wichita.
Winless Chiefs, Vikings to tangle today
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B3
The story has been the same for the Vikings the past three weeks, just tweak the opponent a little bit and adjust the final score.
A&M blows lead again, falls to Hogs
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B4
Give Texas A&M credit for one thing. In the last two weeks, the Aggies have made a lot of folks happy in both the conference they’re leaving, and the one they’re joining.
No. 17 Longhorns clobber Cyclones
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B4
Freshman David Ash threw for 145 yards and his first two career touchdown passes and 17th-ranked Texas drilled Iowa State, 37-14, in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
No. 2 Sooners obliterate Ball State
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B4
Landry Jones threw for 425 yards and five touchdowns, Tony Jefferson fueled a second-quarter scoring surge with three interceptions and second-ranked Oklahoma geared up for its rivalry game against Texas next week by beating Ball State, 62-6, on Saturday night.
Kansas State stuns No. 15 Baylor
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B4
Arthur Brown never saw Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.
National briefs: Stewart will need better luck for win at Dover
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B2
Tony Stewart needs a tremendous rally at Dover to keep his perfect Chase season alive.
NBA labor sides still far from deal
October 2, 2011 in print edition on B2
With a month until the NBA season, players and owners don’t sound much closer to a labor deal than they did when the lockout began.
Al-Qaida threat remains after drone strike
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A12
Al-Qaida’s branch remains a powerful threat in this deeply unstable nation, even after a U.S. drone strike that eliminated three of its key figures. Its military leadership remains intact and is only growing stronger amid months of political turmoil tearing Yemen apart.
Anti-terrorism success may not help Obama in 2012
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A10
The killing of an American-born cleric in Yemen underscores a re-election reality for President Barack Obama: He may have a string of counterterrorism successes and high marks from the public on foreign policy, but neither is likely to help him hold the White House.
From Texas to Mississippi, it’s the attack of the hairy crazy ants
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A10
It sounds like a horror movie: Biting ants invade by the millions. A camper’s metal walls bulge from the pressure of ants nesting behind them. A circle of poison stops them for only a day, and then a fresh horde shows up, bringing babies. Stand in the yard, and in seconds ants cover your shoes.
Christie to decide on primary run soon
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A7
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reconsidering his decision to stay out of the race for the White House in 2012 and is expected to make a decision soon, according to several people close to the governor with knowledge of his thinking.
For Listeria victims, sudden turns for the worse
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A7
Charles Palmer is a hardy 71-year-old former Marine and Vietnam veteran who trains cockatiels to say “Semper Fi” and “Whatcha doin’, man?”
Health care looms over Supreme Court term
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A10
The nine justices of the Supreme Court, who serve without seeking election, soon will have to decide whether to insert themselves into the center of the presidential campaign next year.
U.S. general sees end to Libya mission
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A12
The military mission in Libya is largely complete and NATO’s involvement could begin to wrap up as soon as this coming week after allied leaders meet in Brussels, according to the top U.S. commander for Africa.
Many government retirees also get public paychecks
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A9
At a state agency in Texas, the executive director is receiving a $123,000-a-year salary even as he is drawing a government pension, as he has for the past eight years.
Congress’ ‘unprecedented’ dysfunction long in the making
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A9
How did it get this bad on Capitol Hill?
Destroyed Joplin hospital, workers find a way back
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A8
The hospital had always been there for the victims of calamity. It had saved lives, healed the desperately sick, patched up the bruised and bloodied and made them whole again.
25 years ago: Rain continues to fall on saturated Lawrence area
October 2, 2011
“For the next five days it doesn’t look any too hopeful.”
40 years ago: Co-op attempts to clean up smoke emissions
October 2, 2011
The plant’s general manager had ordered equipment to eliminate the orange smoke.
Academic standing
Kansas University needs to be as concerned about its academic reputation as it is about its athletic win-loss record.
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A13
Athletics aren’t the only thing that matters when it comes to conference realignments — not to mention the overall reputation of a university.
Pipeline issues
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A13
Recently there were protests against the XL pipeline at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. There were environmentalists and people seeking jobs in the petroleum industry on either side.
U.S. pushes for Pakistan negotiations
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A11
Behind the recent verbal confrontation between U.S. and Pakistani officials about the Haqqani network lies a delicate political-military effort to split the Haqqanis as part of an end-game strategy for the war in Afghanistan.
Bake sale tests free speech rights
October 2, 2011 in print edition on A11
I have no beef with the student Republicans.
‘Homeland’ a masterpiece of suspense
October 2, 2011
Among the best new grown-up dramas of the fall season, “Homeland” (9 p.m., Showtime) features a great cast and addictive story.
Horoscope for Oct. 2
October 2, 2011
­This year, you seem to win over others because of an unusually affable and sensitive manner. At the same time, you let others know when you are dead serious. If you are single, you draw a nicer, more centered individual who you can really relate to. If you are attached, your sweetie responds to the new you. Sagittarius certainly is chatty!
100 years ago: Downtown speed limit of 10 mph to be more strictly enforced
October 2, 2011
“There must be no more auto speeding in Lawrence, according to the orders that Marshal Carter gave his officers this morning.”