Archive for Sunday, October 16, 2011

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6:00 a.m.
Kansas cornerback Anthony Davis disrupts a pass to Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles during a defensive stand in the second quarter that forced the Sooners to settle for a field goal on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at Kivisto Field. This time, Kansas not punch line
October 16, 2011 in print edition on 1B
It sounds absurd to talk about a football team taking a step forward on a night in which it allowed 610 yards and 47 points, a night in which it had one second-half first down and lost by 30 points, but the fact is Kansas University looked significantly better Saturday in a 47-17 loss to Oklahoma in Memorial Stadium.
10:00 a.m.
Erin Lurken, Topeka, holds her six-month-old daughter Ava Grace Lurken as the two ride a carousel during the annual Maple Leaf Festival. Maple Leaf Festival provides fall fun, serves as ‘major fundraiser’
October 16, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Hundreds of cars poured into Baldwin City on Saturday for the annual Maple Leaf Festival — a huge tradition in this small town.
2:00 p.m.
Jason Ellison was released from prison Oct. 7 after serving five years for sexual battery. New evidence cast doubt on Ellison’s conviction and a Douglas County judge released him last week. Man tries to rebuild life after serving time for crime he says he didn’t commit
October 16, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Less than a week after being released from prison, Jason Ellison is rebuilding his life.
6:00 p.m.
Bertie McConnell celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday with a little surprise added when she was inducted in the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. After 70 years, woman gets second chance to join sorority
October 15, 2011 in print edition on 3A
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.”

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Good faith?
Local taxpayers would like to see a little more effort to obtain additional state funding for Lawrence’s Social and Rehabilitation Services office.
October 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
Making a “good-faith effort” usually involves someone going out of his or her way to make something happen.