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Hiawatha man dies in accident on South Lawrence Trafficway, near Lecompton interchange of Kansas Turnpike
08:53 p.m., October 15, 2011 Updated 03:42 a.m.
A 52-year-old Hiawatha man died Saturday after a two-vehicle accident on the Kansas Turnpike near K-10.
After 70 years, woman gets second chance to join sorority
October 15, 2011 in print edition on A3
It was a rush 70 years in the making. Bertie McConnell was a wide-eyed freshman at Washburn University in 1941. She enjoyed her studies that first semester, worked hard and often accompanied her best friend to events held by the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, a group of women, she said, “who were just so sweet.”
4-H and FCE news for October 15, 2011
October 15, 2011
The Vinland FCE will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Paula Johnson, 1855 N. 700 Road, Baldwin City.
Club news for October 15, 2011
October 15, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its Oct. 8 meeting with hosts Dale and Wanda Kring.
Pump Patrol
October 15, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.25 at several stations.
Smoke machine leads to false alarm
October 15, 2011 in print edition on A5
At 8:30 p.m. Friday, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical was called to Malls Olde English Village, 2411 La., for a report of smoke. Firefighters determined the smoke had been from a smoke machine and that there was no fire.
No one injured in apartment fire
October 15, 2011 in print edition on A5
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical was dispatched to 2400 Alabama Street at 1:50 p.m. Friday for a fire in one of the building’s apartments. The fire was declared under control at 2:55 p.m. and no one was injured, according to a media release from Fire Medical.
Motorcyclist in critical condition after losing control on U.S. 24-40
October 15, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 74-year-old Parker man, who was injured Thursday morning in a motorcycle accident south of Tonganoxie on U.S. Highway 24-40, was in critical condition late Friday at Kansas University Hospital.
16-year-old on bike clipped by vehicle
October 15, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 16-year-old boy riding a bicycle was involved in an accident with a motor vehicle shortly after 9 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Third and Michigan streets.
Policy would require developments with special sales tax to post signs
October 15, 2011 in print edition on A1
It is appearing more likely that if developments want to charge a special sales tax in Lawrence, they’ll have to post signs notifying shoppers of the higher rate.
Westside roundabout closed next week
October 15, 2011 in print edition on A6
Repair work on a leaking water main valve will partially close the roundabout at Harvard Road and Monterey Way beginning Monday.
25 years ago: Burglar robs emergency food bank
October 15, 2011
Someone had broken a ground-floor window at the Salvation Army.
40 years ago: Board of Regents puts restrictions on Kansas Union beer sales
October 15, 2011
The Lawrence City Commission had granted a cereal malt beverage license to the Kansas University student union.
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook: Jayhawks see game vs. OU as ‘opportunity’
October 15, 2011
To take on one of the top teams in the country one week after being battered by another can be a daunting, if not humiliating, task.
Tale of the Tape: KU vs. Oklahoma
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B8
This week’s key match-up pits the 18th-ranked KU rushing offense (219 yards per game) versus the 30th-ranked OU rushing defense (110 ypg against).
WR JaCorey Shepherd emerges as deep threat for Jayhawks
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B8
He has played just a small percentage of snaps and even missed a game because of a groin injury. Still, Kansas University wide receiver JaCorey Shepherd already has established himself as the Jayhawks’ big-play threat in the passing game.
High school football roundup
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B4
A roundup of scores from local area high schools.
Longhorn-Aggie rivalry to end
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B2
Texas A&M’s upcoming move to the Southeastern Conference will end its storied rivalry with Texas for at least the next few years.
Kennedy takes time off for medical condition
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B2
Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy is taking time off at the recommendation of his doctor because of an undisclosed medical condition.
Mountain West, C-USA plan football merger
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Mountain West and Conference USA are planning to join forces to secure their future in the rapidly changing college football landscape.
Cards within win of pennant, beating Brew Crew 7-1
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B2
The bumbling Brewers made four errors that led to three unearned runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived a short start by Jaime Garcia to beat Milwaukee, 7-1, Friday night and take a 3-2 lead in the NL championship series.
Free State’s Alexis Czapinski to play for fifth at state
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s Alexis Czapinski won her first-round match, but fell in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A state tennis tournament on Friday.
Kansas men’s CC 23rd, women 34th
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B3
Rebeka Stowe and Austin Bussing were the top Kansas University finishers Friday at the Wisconsin adidas Cross Country Invitational, helping the KU women capture 34th overall and the men place 23rd.
KU soccer rolls over Texas Tech
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University soccer beat Texas Tech, 3-1, in front of a Walker Stadium-record crowd of 2,288 fans on Friday.
Crowd fires up Kansas women
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B3
After hitting the game-winning basket in Friday night’s Late Night in the Phog scrimmage, Kansas senior forward Aishah Sutherland talked about the extra energy she received from playing in front of a packed Allen Fieldhouse.
Veritas cruises, 74-14
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B3
Veritas remained undefeated with a 74-14 victory over Topeka Cair Paravel on Friday in a tune-up for next week’s game at St. Mary’s Academy, which the Eagles defeated twice last season, including in the state championship game.
LHS gets breakthrough win
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High has been on the threshold of becoming an elite team this football season. After close losses to two of the best teams the Sunflower League has to offer, the Lions had a breakthrough Friday night.
Kansas thin, but fun
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B1
The Kansas University basketball team, under the guidance of strength and conditioning coach Andrea Hudy, has managed to stay more healthy than most in this era of year-round basketball players.
All revved up: Jayhawks fired up at Late Night
October 15, 2011 in print edition on B1
Donning a black leather jacket and chaps — with sunglasses draped over his eyes — Bill Self drove a custom-made motorcycle onto the Allen Fieldhouse floor Friday night.
Alleged assassination plot is stranger than fiction
October 15, 2011
When White House officials first heard an informant’s report last spring describing an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, they found it implausible.
Obama seeking scapegoats to hide failures
October 15, 2011 in print edition on A7
What do you do if you can’t run on your record — on 9 percent unemployment, stagnant growth and ruinous deficits as far as the eye can see? How to run when you are asked whether Americans are better off than they were four years ago and you are compelled to answer no?
Trash options
October 15, 2011 in print edition on A7
I want to add to the dismay over the possibility of a new trash container law and policy. The City Commission is, in my opinion, creating its own little dictatorship.
Around and About for October 15, 2011
October 15, 2011
Sommer and Cameron Taylor, Olathe, announce the birth of their son, Elijah Taylor, on Sept. 27, 2011, in Overland Park.
Scouting news for October 15, 2011
October 15, 2011
Lawrence Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered by the Lawrence First United Methodist Church, held its Court of Honor on Sept. 27.
Military news for October 15, 2011
October 15, 2011
Army National Guard Spec. Jonathan Huffmaster has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Faith Forum: Does God value one charitable action over another?
October 15, 2011
The Rev. Mary Newberg Gale and the Rev. David Rivers answer.
Horoscope for Oct. 15
October 15, 2011
This year you are full of surprises. You often draw out the unexpected from others. Life tends toward excitement. If you are single, your dating life could be wild. You are best off avoiding a formal commitment this year. If you are attached, know that you cannot change a partner. So go for the roller-coaster ride. Gemini is full of fun.
‘My Ghost Story’ returns in time for Halloween
October 15, 2011
Once the province of Halloween season, the celebration of the supernatural has become a year-round television phenomenon
100 years ago: Several arrests made in wake of ‘merry-making’
October 15, 2011
“A long list of warrants has been issued.”