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Canines do tricks for treats at Dogtoberfest in South Park
October 9, 2011
About 400 people attended the second annual Dogtoberfest on Sunday in South Park. The event began with a blessing of the animals and included contests like best kisser, tail wagger, canine karaoke, and trick.
Fire department contains car fires early Sunday
October 9, 2011
Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical were called to 3700 Franklin Park Cir. at around 2 a.m. Sunday after a Lawrence Police Department officer noticed several cars on fire.
Two Leavenworth men arrested in connection with gunfire near convenience store
October 9, 2011
Members of Lawrence Police Department were called to Presto Convenience Store, 1802 W. 23rd St., at approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired.
10-year-old girl dies after I-70 crash
October 9, 2011
A 10-year-old Kansas City, Kan., girl was pronounced dead shortly before 1:30 p.m. Saturday after being involved in a one-vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate 70.
Pump Patrol
October 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.15 at several stations.
Expert: Conditions bad for monarchs
October 9, 2011 in print edition on A10
Migrating monarch butterflies are facing especially dire conditions this year as they pass through the Midwest on their yearly migration to northern Mexico.
City Commission agenda for Oct. 11
October 9, 2011 in print edition on A5
City commissioners will consider starting the process of creating a new industrial zoning category for the city.
KU game day also a ‘fantastic can day’
October 9, 2011 in print edition on A3
Most Kansas University football fans look forward to the annual Kansas State University game for the chance to do battle with their in-state rivals. But Linda Klinker looks forward to this game for the chance to get her hands on the mountain of aluminum cans that fans will drain during their game-day revelries. For Klinker and her fellow Cans for the Community volunteers, each of those empties means a much-appreciated donation to a local charity.
School board to review annual goals
October 9, 2011 in print edition on A3
Members of the Lawrence school board will consider setting a course — on paper — for their work during the coming year.
Garden Calendar: Skunks create bigger problems than their odor
October 9, 2011
Skunks are commonly feared because of their odor, but they can do far more damage to your lawn, if allowed.
Texas A&M edges Tech
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B4
Ryan Tannehill ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead No. 24 Texas A&M over Texas Tech, 45-40, on Saturday night.
FSHS gymnastics wins
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
Jackie Zaitz won the beam, bars and all-around titles, helping Free State High to the team title at the Newton Gymnastics Invitational on Saturday.
Baylor runs wild against Iowa State
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B4
Robert Griffin ran for a season-high 107 yards, Terrance Ganaway rushed for a career-high 200 yards and three scores and No. 25 Baylor beat Iowa State, 49-26, on Saturday.
KU swimming edged
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team dropped its first dual meet of the season, 170-80, against Arizona on Saturday at the Hildebrand Aquatic Center. KU senior captain Stephanie Payne finished first in the 200 IM with a 2:08.23 to pace KU.
K-State starts 5-0, upends Missouri
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas State was the ranked team, the unbeaten team, the team coming off a confidence-building victory over then-No. 15 Baylor. The Wildcats were playing host to an unranked opponent in Missouri that had lost two of its last three games.
Behind the Lens: Tips for shooting video
October 9, 2011
In recent years Mike has gone from a photographer to a visual journalist, shooting and editing his own video from the same SLR camera he uses for photos. Here, he offers some tips for shooting
No. 3 Oklahoma pummels UT
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B4
Travis Lewis took the Golden Hat trophy and treated it like a real hat, holding it to his head as he trotted along the field, waving to the thousands of Oklahoma fans still in their seats.
KU volleyball falls
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s volleyball team sprinted to a two-set lead, but couldn’t hold on and fell in five sets (25-14, 25-19, 25-27, 22-25, 13-15) to Texas A&M on Saturday at Horejsi Center.
Andregg takes first for LHS CC
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
Zach Andregg took first place in the Shawnee Mission West Invite for Lawrence High’s boys cross country team Saturday at Shawnee Mission Park.
Rangers shrug off rain, tame Tigers, 3-2
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B8
After the rain, the Texas Rangers opened the AL championship series by beating Justin Verlander for the second time this year.
National briefs: Baird leads, Woods nine back at Frys Open
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B2
San Martin, Calif. — Briny Baird picked out his line and pulled off the shot, a driver that settled 15 feet from the cup and led to eagle on the 17th hole Saturday that staked him to a two-shot lead in the Open.
Soucie takes 4th, paces KU men
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
The team scores of the Haskell Indian Nations University Invite didn’t have Kansas University listed on Saturday, but that’s not a bad thing.
Klinsmann, U.S. soccer get first win
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B2
The United States won for the first time in four games under new coach Jurgen Klinsmann, beating Honduras 1-0 in an exhibition game Saturday night as Clint Dempsey scored in the 36th minute and goalkeeper Tim Howard made several key saves.
Fiery Raiders owner Davis, 82, dies
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B2
Al Davis was a rebel with a cause — “Just win, baby” he exhorted his beloved Oakland Raiders.
Hypothetically, Self would take Big 12 over SEC
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self was asked by 810 radio last week to pretend KU has been offered a spot in the Southeastern Conference — the league Missouri is considering joining.
Free State CC triumphs
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B3
Seniors Kain Anderson and Lynn Robinson have been the top Free State High runners all season, but some of their teammates closed the gap Saturday at the Haskell Indian Nations University Invitational.
Colts, Chiefs similar
October 9, 2011 in print edition on B10
Chiefs coach Todd Haley and Colts coach Jim Caldwell have followed the same path into this week’s game.
Business commitment
A new city policy aims to make sure taxpayers get their money’s worth on public economic development incentives.
October 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
It seems that almost no economic development project gets done these days in Lawrence — or anywhere else — without some kind of direct public subsidy or tax incentive. For that reason, it’s good to see the city of Lawrence implementing a new policy that will help make sure local taxpayers are getting a fair return on their economic development investments.
Simple facts
October 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
George Will’s right-wing attack on Elizabeth Warren puts words in her mouth she doesn’t agree with (Journal-World, Oct. 6).
Don’t dismiss public protests
October 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
Five dollars? Really? To use your own money? Wow.
States should respect election system
October 9, 2011 in print edition on A9
Republicans supposedly revere the Constitution, but in its birthplace, Pennsylvania, they are contemplating a subversion of the Framers’ institutional architecture. Their ploy — partisanship masquerading as altruism about making presidential elections more “democratic” — will weaken resistance to an even worse change being suggested.
Engage your brain, or not
October 9, 2011
Who said television was mindless? National Geographic devotes three hours tonight to “Brain Games” (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.), a celebration of that most super of computers we all rely on for every waking thought and sensation.
Horoscope for Oct. 9
October 9, 2011
This year, you will want to be more observant and less proactive. If you are single and you meet someone, it will be through your day-to-day life. Don’t push a relationship; let it evolve. If you are attached, drop the criticism and be more accepting. Good will will flow. Pisces makes a great associate.
25 years ago: Newly renovated Liberty Hall nears opening
October 9, 2011
Local partnership Liberty Hall Associates announced that they were in the final stages of a long renovation of the former Lawrence Opera House.
40 years ago: Southwestern Bell applies for large rate increase
October 9, 2011
The company was applying for a $14.7 million a year increase in Kansas rates.
100 years ago: Lawrence woman answers ‘Wife Wanted’ ad, moves to Milwaukee
October 9, 2011
“Kansas was too slow for Nancy Moore.”