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Lawrence business leaders receive Hall of Fame honor
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
Four prominent community leaders were inducted into the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame on Thursday night, each for making significant contributions to the city and its people.
Kids’ ER concussion visits up 60% over decade
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
The number of athletic children going to hospitals with concussions is up 60 percent in the past decade, a finding that is likely due to parents and coaches being more careful about treating head injuries, according to a new federal study.
Work a dim memory for big chunk of unemployed
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
For more Americans, being out of work has become a semi-permanent condition.
Apple’s mystique may grow with Steve Jobs’ death
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
In the end, Steve Jobs left the world to his own devices.
Constitutionality of health care reform mandate debated at Dole Institute event
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
A one-sentence question was posed by Dole Institute of Politics Associate Director Barbara Ballard: Is the federal government’s 2014 insurance mandate under the new health care law constitutional?
New details revealed for Ike memorial
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A10
Images of trees and grain silos evoking President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Kansas home are part of the latest design architect Frank Gehry proposed Thursday for a memorial to the 34th president in the nation’s capital.
Water main break reported in Eudora
08:08 p.m., October 6, 2011 Updated 12:42 a.m.
A water main break in Eudora on Thursday evening shut down part of Church Street.
Police looking for man who ran from traffic stop in east Lawrence
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A5
Lawrence police are looking for a man who ran away from an officer who was trying to make a vehicle stop in east Lawrence Thursday evening.
Police: Missing baby’s parents stop cooperating
05:53 p.m., October 6, 2011 Updated 10:59 p.m. in print edition on A6
The parents of a missing 10-month-old Missouri girl have given police more than a dozen names as they try to think of potential suspects or people who paid especially close attention to the child, a relative said Thursday.
C-SPAN Campaign Bus pulling into Lawrence
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A2
The C-SPAN 2012 Campaign Bus is pulling into Lawrence on Friday morning, ready to welcome aboard students, library patrons and anyone else interested in information regarding the upcoming presidential election and other matters of public interest.
Lawrence man accused of molesting 11-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A2
Douglas County prosecutors have filed three child sex-crime charges against a 39-year-old Lawrence man who is accused of molesting an 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl.
Leawood man sues Facebook over privacy issues
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A2
A Facebook user in Kansas has filed a federal lawsuit against the social networking giant, claiming it violated wiretap laws with a tracking cookie that records web browsing history after logging off of Facebook.
Thomas Robinson unanimous choice for preseason all-Big 12 first team
Tyshawn Taylor picked as honorable mention selection
03:36 p.m., October 6, 2011 Updated 12:28 a.m.
Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson was a unanimous choice by coaches for preseason All-Big 12 team released on Thursday.
KU officials celebrate big day for Big 12
AD Zenger: TCU an obvious fit
October 6, 2011
Intentionally quiet throughout most of the conference realignment chaos that had plagued the Big 12 conference during the past six weeks, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger was happy to speak up following the positive news that came from the league office on Thursday.
Kansas transportation secretary supports Obama’s jobs bill; KDOT unveils $650 million in road, bridge projects
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
Her boss may not like it, but Kansas Department of Transportation Deb Miller said Thursday she’d like President Barack Obama’s jobs bill to be approved.
Lawrence resident accused of embezzling $26,000 from Dillons grocery store
01:08 p.m., October 6, 2011 Updated 02:05 p.m. in print edition on A5
A 20-year-old Lawrence resident is charged with embezzling more than $26,000 in cash from the Dillons grocery store at 4701 W. Sixth St. from July 2010 until March 2011, according to police reports.
Colyer: Medicaid changes won’t narrow eligibility
October 6, 2011
A plan for overhauling Kansas’ Medicaid program will push to cut the state’s nursing home population and reorganize agencies, but won’t narrow eligibility requirements to reduce the number of people covered, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer said Thursday.
Excavating company’s quick action helps contain fuel leaking from severed pipeline
12:19 p.m., October 6, 2011 Updated 04:18 p.m. in print edition on A3
Douglas County Sheriff’s officials said a contractor doing excavation work acted quickly Thursday morning as he built a dam to contain leaking diesel fuel after striking a pressurized pipeline northwest of Lawrence.
Jefferson County rancher dies in prison; man convicted of killing wife, burying body in abandoned well
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Jefferson County man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife died in prison this week, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections website.
Lawrence in 1st Congressional District? Officials say no way
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, whose 1st Congressional District includes Lawrence … wha??
Town Talk: Even nice old ladies ready to fight about trash carts; downtown spot to discontinue Sunday brunch; Occupy Wall Street appears to be coming to Mass. Street
October 6, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County
Kansas Film Commission official seeks more tax breaks for filmmakers
October 6, 2011
The Kansas Film Commission’s manager says rules for an income tax credit need to be rewritten to lure more film productions to the state.
Kansas City couple donate $4 million to KU; gift to benefit athletics, cancer center, journalism and music
10:09 a.m., October 6, 2011 Updated 02:21 p.m. in print edition on A3
A $4 million donation to Kansas University from Tom and Judy Bowser, of Olathe, will benefit the KU Cancer Center, Kansas Athletics, the School of Music and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Kansas City parents describe panic after baby disappeared
October 6, 2011
The parents of a 10-month-old girl who was apparently snatched from her crib said Thursday that they frantically searched their Kansas City home for any sign of her but found only an open window, an unlocked front door and house lights blazing.
Conservationist groups file lawsuit to block TransCanada pipeline
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
U.S. officials illegally allowed a Canadian company to begin preparing the route for its proposed 1,700-mile-long oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas, even though the project hasn’t gained final government approval, three conservationist groups contend in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Pregnancy drug raised daughters’ cancer odds
October 6, 2011 in print edition on C8
A drug that millions of pregnant women took decades ago to prevent miscarriage and complications has put their daughters at higher risk for breast cancer and other health problems that are showing up now, a new federal study finds.
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, inspiration to MLK, dead at 89
October 6, 2011 in print edition on C8
At one end of the fire hose were officers deployed by Bull Connor, the notoriously racist police commissioner fond of telling his men to use sticks, dogs and whatever else was necessary to scatter peaceful black protesters.
Vindicated: Ridiculed Israeli scientist wins Nobel Prize in chemistry
October 6, 2011 in print edition on C8
When Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman claimed to have stumbled upon a new crystalline chemical structure that seemed to violate the laws of nature, colleagues mocked him, insulted him and exiled him from his research group.
NYPD spied on city’s Muslim partners
October 6, 2011 in print edition on C8
The New York Police Department’s intelligence squad secretly assigned an undercover officer to monitor a prominent Muslim leader even as he decried terrorism, cooperated with the police, dined with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and was the subject of a Pulitzer Prize-winning series by The New York Times about Muslims in America.
Douglas County Commission imposes burn ban
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A4
Campfires, trash fires and other outdoor burns are now prohibited in unincorporated areas of Douglas County, under a burn ban imposed Wednesday evening by Douglas County commissioners.
Douglas County buying devices to pump up cardiac care
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Memorial Hospital already ranks among national leaders when it comes to quickly treating patients suffering from heart attacks.
First Bell: Open house set for Adult Learning Center; LHS students to ask questions on C-SPAN; girls sought for middle school hoops
October 6, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Heard on the Hill: Emporia newspaper readers tie enrollment drops to tuition hikes; NASCAR looking to expand its presence on college campuses; federal grant to support Kansas City, Kan., art programs
October 6, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Mizzou official: We wanted Big Ten, but we’ll take SEC
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B6
Missouri is hoping to join the Southeastern Conference but would have preferred an offer from the Big Ten that never came, a university official said Wednesday.
Dynamic Free State rushing attack takes on SM East
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Before the season, Free State High football coach Bob Lisher figured quarterback Kyle McFarland might thrive running the option because of his athletic ability.
Dangerous duo: Oklahoma State stars to provide serious test for KU ‘D’
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University defensive coordinator Vic Shealy praised junior cornerback Greg Brown with a pretty strong statement after last weekend’s loss to Texas Tech.
Cardinals win, 5-3, force Game 5
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B4
Big swings by a slumping hitter, clutch innings by a journeyman pitcher. Suddenly, the St. Louis Cardinals are looking very dangerous. As for the Philadelphia Phillies? Things have turned downright squirrelly.
Ryan Roberts’ slam sparks D’backs
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B4
Ryan Roberts hit a grand slam, Chris Young had the first two-homer game in Arizona’s postseason history, and Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 10-6, Wednesday night to force Game 5 in the NL division series.
Boot Camp lives up to the hype
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
Bill Self’s Basketball Boot Camp has lived up to its billing as far as Kansas University newcomer Kevin Young is concerned.
Our Town Sports for Oct. 6
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B8
A weekly roundup of local events and results.
Free State gymnasts place 3-4 at meet
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
Free State gymnast Grace Bartle placed third at the All-Around Invitational on Monday at Lawrence High.
LHS golf places 3rd at Olathe East Invitational
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s Attie Pennybaker shot 96 and tied for 14th at the Olathe East Golf Invitational on Wednesday at St. Andrews Golf Course.
Kansas bowling places 15th in opener
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
Justin Thompson averaged 202.89 pins to place 42nd and lead all Kansas University bowlers as the KU bowling club opened its season over the weekend at the Midwest Collegiate Tournament.
KU forward Carolyn Davis named preseason All-Big 12
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University women’s basketball forward Carolyn Davis was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team on Wednesday.
National briefs: Summitt tickled to be at Vols’ practice
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
Pat Summitt is glad to be back at practice with her Tennessee squad after revealing during the offseason that she’s been diagnosed with dementia.
Chiefs’ ground game grounded
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Chiefs spent last season running over, through and around just about defense they faced, piling up some of the most impressive rush statistics a pass-heavy league has witnessed in recent years.
Tennis player inspires
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
The greed of a sports fan knows no bounds. It’s not enough that we want athletes to run faster, jump higher, hit the target more accurately, and in the end, defeat the bad guys.
D-line will play more bodies to stay fresh
October 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
There have been times this season when Kansas defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt signals to outside linebacker Toben Opurum to come out of the game.
Pump patrol
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.19 at several stations.
25 years ago: Residents disagree with bypass impact study
October 6, 2011
One citizen said that the report was suspect because it had been sponsored by the county.
100 years ago: Paved roads may lead to ban on sledding
October 6, 2011
“At present these streets are in the process of being paved and this winter the slick, icy pavement would make it an even better place to coast than it has been in the past.”
Horoscope for Oct. 6
October 6, 2011
For Thursday, Oct. 6: You can be serious and creative at the same time. If you are aware of your objectives and don’t lose sight of them, you will have little problem manifesting your goals. If you are single, your determination could scare some people away. That characteristic is part of you. If you are attached, encourage your sweetie to join you in making a long-term goal a reality. Aquarius can be provocative.
Utility taxes?
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
Recently, in the Journal-World, Kansas University was said to be rated about 47th in the nation. Lawrence was rated in the top 10 cities for retirement living. Now Lawrence can be rated No. 1 in the nation for having the highest costs for city utilities.
Comedian Fluffy, but not so light
October 6, 2011
At its best, stand-up comedy is a way of using laughs to relate uncomfortable truths.
The social contract’s conservative side
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
Elizabeth Warren, Harvard law professor and former Obama administration regulator (for consumer protection), is modern liberalism incarnate. As she seeks the Senate seat Democrats held for 57 years before 2010, when Scott Brown impertinently won it, she clarifies the liberal project, and the stakes of contemporary politics.
What Perry’s rock says about us
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
A few words about Rick Perry’s rock.
40 years ago: Student stereotypes challenged
October 6, 2011
An article described several stereotypes of college students and then reported on the actual student population at Kansas University for a comparison.
Self speaks
If Missouri leaves the Big 12 conference, why would Kansas University continue its traditional basketball rivalry?
October 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
Congratulations and thanks to Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self for speaking up to say, in no uncertain terms, that he doesn’t intend to let Missouri’s possible departure from the Big 12 conference cause him to lose much sleep or create future scheduling difficulties for the Jayhawk basketball program.