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Bishop accused of not telling police about child porn
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas City’s Catholic bishop has become the highest-ranking U.S. Catholic official indicted on a charge of failing to protect children after he and his diocese waited five months to tell police about hundreds of images of child pornography discovered on a priest’s computer, officials said Friday.
47-year-old Eudora man going to prison for molesting child
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A6
A Douglas County judge Friday sentenced a 47-year-old Eudora man to serve more than 14 years in prison for molesting a 9-year-old boy at his home last March.
KU freshmen Ben McLemore, Jamari Traylor ineligible for 2011-12 season
03:33 p.m., October 14, 2011 Updated 12:50 a.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball freshmen Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor are ineligible for participation during the upcoming 2011-12 season, coach Bill Self announced Friday.
Former Air Force airman from Hutchinson gets six years in prison for fatal crash north of Lawrence
03:25 p.m., October 14, 2011 Updated 04:03 p.m. in print edition on A3
A Douglas County judge ordered a former Air Force airman and Afghanistan veteran to serve more than six years in prison for the November 2010 DUI death north of Lawrence of Cameron Freeman, 21, of Lincoln, Neb., and injuring three of his friends.
U.S. prosecutors are getting tough with felons who pick up guns again
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A1
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, the top federal prosecutor in the state, is cracking down on repeat violent offenders who don’t change their ways after they get out of prison.
Corporate restructuring consultants from Blackstone Group meeting with Kansas officials
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A5
Representatives with The Blackstone Group have met with Kansas higher education officials and are reporting back to Gov. Sam Brownback on ways to cut costs in state government, according to higher education officials.
$100K reward announced in missing KC baby case
October 14, 2011
A $100,000 reward is being offered for the return of a missing Kansas City baby or the conviction of anyone involved in her disappearance.
Video shows missing Kansas City baby in happier times
October 14, 2011
The family of a baby who was reported missing from her Kansas City home 10 days ago has posted home videos online showing her when she was about 3 months old.
Lawrence homeless shelter director hopeful about raising $800,000 in fewer than six weeks
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Community Shelter still needs to raise $800,000 before Nov. 24 to make plans for a new shelter a reality.
Anti-Brownback group plans meetings across Kansas
October 14, 2011
Co-founders of Kansans United in Voice & Spirit, a group formed to oppose several policies of Gov. Sam Brownback, will tour several cities this month to mobilize citizens. staff’s Week 7 college football picks
October 14, 2011
The following are the Journal-World staffers’ picks for Week 7 of the college football season.
Lawrence man given 6-month probation term for altercation at KU’s Summerfield Hall
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A6
A Douglas County judge Friday ordered a 49-year-old Lawrence man to serve six months on probation for a June altercation on the Kansas University campus with two KU police officers.
Hands-on sellers: Kansas Etsy artists featured at single-day market
October 14, 2011
Fourteen artists will show their wares in person Oct. 22 at Pachamama’s in a show organized by a Lawrence crafter.
Town Talk: ‘Sneaky taxes’ soon may come with a sign; signs of a rebound at 19th and Haskell; new furniture store and rumors of an East Lawrence doctor’s office
October 14, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Theft by deception reported
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A4
• A 30-year-old Kansas University student reported to Lawrence police on Tuesday that someone stole $2,137 from her sometime between Sept. 17 and Oct. 6. The report lists it as a theft by deception.
Burglary, theft from home reported
October 14, 2011
• A 22-year-old Lawrence woman reported to police Sunday that someone had stolen her RCA 46-inch flat-screen TV, 40 DVD movies and some perfume, for a total value of $1,470 in a burglary in the 2700 block of Crestline Drive. Someone damaged a window screen in the burglary that occurred between 6:15 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday. Two other Kansas University students were listed as victims.
Scope, tripod theft reported
October 14, 2011
• A 57-year-old Lawrence man reported to Lawrence police Monday that someone had stolen his $250 Swarovski tripod and a Swarovski scope in a case valued at $1,750 from the 2500 block of Crestline Court. He told police the theft occurred between 5 a.m. July 21 and 5:25 p.m. July 27.
Namesake proud of lecture series’ growth
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A4
The benefactor of Thursday’s Anderson Chandler lecture said this week he is pleased with what the series has become.
Author: Economic crisis could have been worse
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A3
Even though we’re living in a country with 9 percent unemployment, journalist and author Andrew Ross Sorkin said Thursday that it could have been much, much worse.
First Bell: No class is no vacation for teachers, especially with standards-based grading to do; Consolidation Working Group to review data
October 14, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Heard on the Hill, Late Night Edition: “James Naismith” to speak at KU; KU law school praised for reporting accurate salary data; other events are scheduled for tonight, too
October 14, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Behind the Lens: Along came a spider
October 14, 2011
It’s the season for creepy crawlies. Here’s how to shoot them before you squish them.
40 years ago: Baldwin kicks off another Maple Leaf Festival
October 14, 2011
Mother Nature was also doing her best to add to the event.
25 years ago: Firefighters get new fitness equipment
October 14, 2011
The latest fitness equipment was being used to help Lawrence firefighters.
Taylor’s ready to lead
October 14, 2011 in print edition on B1
Everything about Kansas University senior point guard Tyshawn Taylor is quick. His feet. His hands. His mind. The motor in his mouth. The man is one fast talker.
Free State defense comes up big against Olathe Northwest
October 14, 2011 in print edition on B1
Free State cornerback Kyle McFarland could already see the future when he lined up across from Olathe Northwest 6-foot-10 receiver Willie Cauley on the biggest play of the game.
Kansas’ Chuck Long to face former team
October 14, 2011 in print edition on B3
For seven years in the early 2000s, Kansas University offensive coordinator Chuck Long had the luxury of going behind the curtain at one of the most successful college football programs of the BCS era.
Lawrence High ready for challenge of Olathe North
October 14, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s football team makes fitting in replacement players look seamless.
City showdown ends in scoreless, double-OT tie
October 14, 2011 in print edition on B3
After 99 minutes of back-and-forth play, it figures the last shot would come down to Lawrence High’s stand-out goalie against Free State High’s scoring menace.
Women’s team hosts top prep recruits
October 14, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University’s women’s basketball program will entertain three top high school seniors in the Class of 2012 this weekend on official recruiting visits.
Spurrier’s credibility takes a hit
October 14, 2011 in print edition on B2
Steve Spurrier hurt his credibility as a football coach in South Carolina’s home loss to Auburn. He hurt his credibility as a leader and a man Tuesday when he walked out of a news conference because of the presence of a columnist he doesn’t like and, an hour later, announced quarterback Stephen Garcia was cut.
National briefs: Source says Carolina to name Bubba Cunningham next AD
October 14, 2011 in print edition on B2
North Carolina’s trustees will meet today to approve the hiring of Tulsa athletic director Bubba Cunningham as the school’s next AD, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday.
Stern: Tuesday D-day for Christmas games
October 14, 2011 in print edition on B2
Commissioner David Stern said his “gut” tells him there will be no NBA basketball on Christmas without a labor agreement by Tuesday.
A look at ‘Late Night’ through the years
October 14, 2011 in print edition on B5
Dressed in gold from head to toe, Bill “Vanilla Ice” Self provided arguably the coolest moment at the 2010 Late Night in the Phog in Allen Fieldhouse.
Maple Leaf Festival prepares for ‘huge year’
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A6
As the third weekend in October approaches, Joanna Vesecky and the rest of the Maple Leaf Festival Committee is scrambling to make sure every detail for the event is taken care of.
Experts offer advice to those worried about vitamin safety
October 14, 2011 in print edition on C8
Two studies this week raised gnawing worries about the safety of vitamin supplements and a host of questions. Should anyone be taking them? Which ones are most risky? And if you do take them, how can you pick the safest ones?
Hedge fund exec gets 11 years for insider trading
October 14, 2011 in print edition on C8
Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund billionaire at the center of the biggest insider-trading case in U.S. history, was sentenced Thursday to 11 years behind bars — the stiffest punishment ever handed out for the crime.
King of Bhutan marries in elaborate ceremony
October 14, 2011 in print edition on C8
The fifth Dragon King came down from his golden throne to place a silk crown upon the head of his bride. Monks chanted in celebration and she took her seat beside him Thursday, the new queen of the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan.
Voting power
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A7
For the past few weeks, thousands of Americans have gathered on Wall Street protesting the disparity between the top 1 percent wealthiest Americans and the other 99 percent of Americans struggling to maintain. What is especially galling was the bailout of these same banks and Wall Street by American tax dollars that then were used to provide extravagant bonuses for Wall Street executives!
A willingness to compromise may produce a win-win solution for a historic property.
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A7
The ability to compromise may be a lost art in the federal government, but it apparently still is alive in Lawrence.
Pay it forward
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A7
In the Oct. 7 Journal-World, Bob Johnson’s letter tried to refute the claim of Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren that successful people should be willing to pay more taxes to “pay forward” for the benefit of society. He said the factory owner paid for all the streets, schools and public services before, during and after the factory was built.
Important gift
Two longtime supporters have once again shown their commitment to Kansas University.
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A7
The money is important, and how the funds will be used is important. However, the most important part of the recently announced fund to recognize outstanding Kansas University librarians is the names of the donors: Phil Anschutz and the Anschutz Foundation, and Gene and Gretchen Budig.
Romney has money and momentum
October 14, 2011 in print edition on A7
There are polls and there are polls. And in a Dartmouth College auditorium Tuesday night, the Republican presidential candidates indicated their selection for the front-runner in the struggle for the GOP nomination in a most unconventional, and most unmistakable, way.
Disney talent show strictly for tweens
October 14, 2011
If you think the talent show genre has become a tad saturated, you’re not alone.
100 years ago: J-W promises play-by-play coverage for World Series
October 14, 2011
“Baseball, the national game, has hundreds of ardent followers in Lawrence.”
Jayhawks won’t shy away from poll ranking
October 14, 2011 in print edition on B4
Tyshawn Taylor senses some negativity nationally surrounding Kansas University’s 2011-12 basketball team.
Horoscope for Oct. 14
October 14, 2011
This year you will end a sometimes-difficult transit that started a year ago. You actually are in the process of beginning a new life cycle. If you are single, you relate well to individuals but not necessarily in groups. Knowing that characteristic, opt for one-on-one relating on first dates, if possible. Don’t dive into a relationship too quickly. If you are attached, the two of you need to be careful with your word choices and remain sensitive to each other. Taurus wants to be close to you.
Cain’s surge has campaign struggling to organize
October 14, 2011 in print edition on C8
Reveling in the national spotlight, Herman Cain is pledging to bolster his fledgling White House campaign.