Archive for Friday, October 7, 2011

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Sipahioglu, founder of photo agency Sipa, dies
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A2
Photojournalist Goksin Sipahioglu, who founded the photo agency Sipa, has died. He was 84.
Sedgwick County man, 21, sentenced to short jail term, probation for planning thefts
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Douglas County judge Friday ordered a 21-year-old Sedgwick County man to serve one year on probation and two months in jail for his role in a botched robbery and a burglary on successive nights last December at a Louisiana Street apartment.
Baker University’s largest gift will help expand, renovate math and science building
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A3
Members of the Baker University community celebrated a renovation and expansion project of the university’s science and mathematics building, which will be supported by the largest gift in the university’s history, President Pat Long announced at a ground breaking ceremony on Friday.
Lawrence area thirsts for rain
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A1
he city of Lawrence has received just 20.5 inches of rain so far this year, about 36 percent less than normal.
Redevelopment of Poehler building in east Lawrence could cost city $1.3 million
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A1
Saving a piece of the past will take more take more than a little bit of public money in the here and now.
Unpaid $57.69 dental bill decided by Kansas appeals court
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A4
A panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday rejected an appeal by a Lawrence dentist who filed a lawsuit to recover $57.69 from a former patient.
Eudora woman injured in fatal MagnaGro accident in 2010 files suit against Lawrence company, owner
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A1
A Eudora woman who was injured and is also the sister of a man who died in an April 2010 industrial accident in Lawrence has filed a lawsuit against MagnaGro Corp. and its owner Raymond Sawyer.
FBI: Search for KC baby leads to Shawnee landfill
02:26 p.m., October 7, 2011 Updated 05:26 p.m. in print edition on A1
FBI agents are searching a Kansas landfill in connection with the disappearance of a missing 10-month-old Missouri girl.
Douglas County prosecutors dismiss sexual battery case after new trial is granted
02:05 p.m., October 7, 2011 Updated 06:06 p.m. in print edition on A3
Douglas County prosecutors have dismissed a sexual battery case against a 28-year-old Douglas County man who was granted a new trial and already served nearly five years in prison in the case.
Judge hastens briefing over Kansas clinic funding
October 7, 2011
A federal judge is fast-tracking a Dodge City clinic’s request to join a challenge by Planned Parenthood to a new Kansas law stripping it of federal funding.
KU publicly censures two faculty members in connection with plagiarism
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A6
Kansas University has publicly censured two faculty members in its K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core laboratory for scholarly misconduct related to plagiarism.
Town Talk: East Hills project asking for last-minute $25,000 payment from city; brewery supply store and nutrition club open in West Lawrence shopping center; city’s mulch sale underway
October 7, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County. staff’s Week 6 college football picks
October 7, 2011
The following are the Journal-World staffers’ picks for Week 6 of the college football season.
Dead men donating: Lawrence Zombie Walk raises more than $1,000 for Humane Society
October 7, 2011
Nearly 900 people came out to shuffle like the undead down Massachusetts Street.
Shawnee Co. not prosecuting Topeka domestic cases
10:27 a.m., October 7, 2011 Updated 01:08 p.m.
The Shawnee County District Attorney’s decision to stop prosecuting misdemeanor cases in Topeka, particularly domestic battery cases, continues to spark criticism.
A man’s eye view: Poet Matthew Porubsky releases collection of pregnancy-themed sonnets
October 7, 2011
Porubsky will read from “Fire Mobile (the pregnancy sonnets),” during a release party celebration at The Raven Book Store.
Mom of missing tot says she took lie detector test
Claims cops told her “You did it.”
08:12 a.m., October 7, 2011 Updated 01:15 p.m.
The mother of a 10-month-old girl who disappeared from their Kansas City home says police told her she failed a lie detector test.
Man injured in motorcycle accident on U.S. Highway 56
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A5
Crews Thursday morning responded to a motorcycle accident on U.S. Highway 56.
Researcher discusses genes’ role in aging at Higuchi lecture
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A3
California researcher Cynthia Kenyon, while delivering a lecture on Thursday that honored a Kansas University professor known as “The Father of Physical Pharmacy,” told audience members that genes can have a major effect on the aging process.
Catalytic converters stolen from cars near KU residence halls
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A5
Kansas University Public Safety officers are warning students to be careful after catalytic converters were stolen recently from underneath six vehicles in a parking lot near the residence halls on Daisy Hill.
Girls Night Downtown to benefit Mario’s Closet
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Girls Night Downtown next week will benefit Mario’s Closet, a boutique at Lawrence Memorial Hospital that provides cancer patients with free or low-cost items.
Pump patrol
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.19 at several stations.
First Bell: ‘Middle School Parent Connection’ starts next week; students visiting C-SPAN bus shouldn’t expect scoop on MU and SEC
October 7, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Heard on the Hill: KU lobbying research used in creation of new market index; Lew Perkins raising money in Connecticut again; KU hoping to improve its distance learning offerings
October 7, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
National briefs: Ventura new ChiSox skipper
October 7, 2011 in print edition on B2
Former All-Star third baseman Robin Ventura is replacing the fiery Ozzie Guillen as manager of the Chicago White Sox.
Tigers trounce Yanks, move to ALCS
October 7, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Detroit Tigers survived a tense trip back to Bronx, with Jose Valverde and the bullpen holding on time and time again to beat the New York Yankees, 3-2, Thursday night to win the deciding Game 5 of their AL playoff series.
KU tennis duo advances
October 7, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s Ekaterina Morozova and Dylan Windom won their first doubles match in the main draw of the 2011 ITA/Riviera Women’s All-American Tennis Championships on Thursday.
Lions soccer falls, 1-0
October 7, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High senior goalie Tanner Click was right in front of the play, but it was still a blur, even for him.
Homecoming ‘nightmare’ for LHS
October 7, 2011 in print edition on B1
For the players and students, it’s going to be a fabulous night. Lawrence High football coaches are just trying to get through it. “Homecoming is a coach’s worst nightmare,” LHS coach Dirk Wedd said.
Firebirds stopped short
October 7, 2011 in print edition on B1
An improbable comeback for Free State High’s football team ended a foot short Thursday night.
Kansas football picks up ‘D’ pace
October 7, 2011 in print edition on B1
With Big 12 offenses playing so fast these days, the Kansas University defense has made a couple of changes to try to keep up.
‘Sanctuary’ returns to Victorian roots
October 7, 2011
“Sanctuary” (9 p.m., Syfy) returns for its fourth season with a trip back in time. And along the way, we revisit some comforting constants of the sci-fi genre as well as familiar faces and oft-told tales.
Horoscope for Oct. 7
October 7, 2011
This year, open up to new ideas. You have a soft yet witty style that attracts many people. Listen to your instincts, and you’ll often find yourself heading in the right direction. If you are single, you easily could be swept off your feet. Still, decide to give it at least a year before making a commitment. If you are attached, a new type of flirtation builds between you. Pisces might think they know about finances, but they don’t.
Apple’s mystique may grow with Steve Jobs’ death
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A7
In the end, Steve Jobs left the world to his own devices.
Work a dim memory for big chunk of unemployed
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A7
For more Americans, being out of work has become a semi-permanent condition.
Unwinnable war
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A8
Would someone please explain to me how we can believe that continuing this war in Afghanistan can ever result in victory?
More to story
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A8
Elizabeth Warren did not tell the whole story in her statement.
Voting choice
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A8
Here’s a new twist on the issue of the moment: dysfunctional government.
Local support
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A8
Thanks to the Journal-World for its efforts to raise awareness about checking on the integrity of charitable organizations (including “Screening needed” on Oct. 4).
U.S. might dust off Cold War strategy
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A8
Here’s the trickiest counterterrorism puzzle for U.S. policymakers: How do you stop al-Qaida from attacking the American homeland, without getting bogged down in protracted wars against insurgents?
Fine print
Customers signing up for a new free thermostat from Westar Energy should be careful they understand the deal they are getting.
October 7, 2011 in print edition on A8
Customers of Westar Energy may be getting a little confused by communications being sent by the company about “smart” meters and energy-saving thermostats.
40 years ago: Beer sales in Kansas Union still debated
October 7, 2011
The Lawrence City Commission deferred action on the issue of beer sales in the Kansas Union.
100 years ago: Lawrence girl commits suicide in Kansas City
October 7, 2011
“A suicide for which there is no accounting, a death that brings sadness to a widowed mother, took place yesterday….”
25 years ago: Temporary housing resource closes in Lawrence
October 7, 2011
After only six months in operation, the Lawrence Community Peace House was closing.
LHS volleyball falls
October 7, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s volleyball team lost to Shawnee Mission East 25-18, 30-32, 25-20 and to Olathe North 25-23, 17-25, 25-20, on Thursday at East’s gym.