Archive for Thursday, October 20, 2011

Also from October 20

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU at Big 12 men's basketball media day
What is your opinion of the Kansas State media guide cover?

Poll results

Response Percent
It looks silly
It looks cool
Total 208

All stories

Library director Bruce Flanders retires, effective immediately
October 20, 2011
Longtime Lawrence Public Library Director Bruce Flanders announced his sudden retirement Thursday, vacating the position he’s held for 16 years after recently taking a medical leave of absence.
How Lawrence governments, agencies fare on providing open records
October 20, 2011
A survey of local government websites found that internet browsers can find many — but not all — public records, voluntarily uploaded by public agencies.
Victim of fatal ATV crash was the passenger, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s report
05:30 p.m., October 20, 2011 Updated 06:28 p.m. in print edition on A3
A 21-year-old Lawrence man who died in an Oct. 8 accident involving an all-terrain vehicle near Baldwin City was the passenger, and another Lawrence man was the driver, according to an accident report the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office released Thursday.
Sheriff, police officers to sponsor drug take-back day on Oct. 29
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A6
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Lawrence Police Department are participating in the national prescription drug “Take-Back Day” between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the short-term parking lot adjacent to the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
Kansas protesters organize Wichita rally
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
Organizers of a newly formed Kansas advocacy group are planning a march through Wichita as part of a series of weekend events aimed at mobilizing residents against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration.
KU now charging for garage parking for women’s basketball fans
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A3
The days of free, covered parking for Jayhawk women’s basketball games is over.
20-year-old Lawrence man gets four years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old girl
October 20, 2011
A Douglas County judge Thursday sentenced a 20-year-old Lawrence man to serve more than four years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old Lawrence girl.
Kansas drops to 48th in the nation in energy efficiency ranking
October 20, 2011
Kansas is among the least energy efficient states in the nation, according to a report released Thursday.
KU men’s basketball 13th in preseason ESPN/USA Today coaches poll
October 20, 2011
The Kansas men’s basketball team is ranked No. 13 in the preseason ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll released on Thursday.
Scotch Fabric Care to kick off its 25th annual coat drive on Monday
12:37 p.m., October 20, 2011 Updated 05:44 p.m.
Scotch Fabric Care is ready to collect, clean and distribute its 202,757th coat through its Share the Warmth program.
K-10 ramps at Eudora’s Church Street exit to close Friday night for repaving
October 20, 2011
Drivers looking to enter or exit Kansas Highway 10 at Church Street in Eudora overnight Friday may want to chart an alternate route.
Statehouse Live: Regents approve salary increases for university chiefs; hefty ones for some
12:17 p.m., October 20, 2011 Updated 07:43 p.m. in print edition on A1
Gray-Little’s increase will put her salary cap, which includes state and endowment funding, at $432,650, an increase of $7,650 from her current cap of $425,000.
Lawrence woman, 25, receives probation on child-endangerment charges; judge orders her not to drink alcohol for a year
October 20, 2011
A Douglas County judge Thursday morning ordered a 25-year-old Lawrence woman convicted of two misdemeanor child endangerment charges to serve one year on probation and abstain from drinking alcohol during that time.
Craft project: EMU Theatre debuts show based on the spine-tingling works of Lovecraft
October 20, 2011
Even if you’ve never read a story by H.P. Lovecraft, elements of his work can be found in everything from old drive-in popcorn shows to the newest remake of “The Thing.”
KC police clear 700 leads in missing baby case
October 20, 2011
Kansas City police are pursuing more than 60 out-of-state leads in their investigation into the disappearance of a baby more than two weeks ago.
Town Talk: Call center set to move to North Lawrence, add 70 jobs; my day with the South Park protestors
October 20, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
Gadhafi, Libya’s leader for 42 years, killed
08:38 a.m., October 20, 2011 Updated 09:59 a.m.
Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by his own people in an uprising that turned into a bloody civil war, was killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell.
Family grieves after Brazilian boy’s remains found in Missouri River
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A8
When a Brazilian missionary family who came to work in the United States first vanished, family members thought they had gone on a spiritual retreat. But as months passed and no one heard from Vanderlei and Jacqueline Szczepanik and their 7-year-old son, they began to fear the worst.
Study: Living in poor neighborhood can hurt health
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A8
Back in the 1990s, the federal government tried an unusual social experiment: It offered thousands of poor women in big-city public housing a chance to live in more affluent neighborhoods.
Occupy Wall Street becomes tourist stop
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A8
Some women from Kansas were taking in as much of New York City as they could Wednesday. They hopped on a subway, watched the construction at the World Trade Center site and visited lower Manhattan’s newest tourist destination: the park where Occupy Wall Street protesters have camped out for more than a month.
Desperate retailers offer deals to snag shoppers
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A7
Retailers are so desperate this holiday season that they’re willing to lose money to get you to spend yours.
County Commission agrees to make changes in permit for firing range
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A2
The Douglas County Commission reached a tentative agreement on a permit for a firing range located north of Lone Star Lake.
Lions, tigers shot in Ohio after being set loose
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A7
Sheriff’s deputies shot nearly 50 wild animals — including 18 rare Bengal tigers and 17 lions — in a big-game hunt across the state’s countryside Wednesday after the owner of an exotic-animal park threw their cages open and committed suicide in what may have been one last act of spite against his neighbors and police.
Indicted Kansas City bishop plans to continue leading diocese
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A4
Calls for Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Finn to resign started even before last week, when he became the highest-ranking church leader in the sex abuse scandal criminally charged with sheltering an accused priest.
Man charged with battery for downtown altercation
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A4
Douglas County prosecutors Wednesday charged a 24-year-old Lawrence man with aggravated battery for injuring another man early Wednesday during an altercation downtown.
First Bell: Southwest students’ Chinese exhibits (nearly) on stage at Lied Center; Woodlawn classroom to be on camera for The Teaching Channel
October 20, 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 unveils sustainability plan; school marking Nirvana’s campus performance from 20 years ago; bicyclist performs stunts outside Wescoe Hall
October 20, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
40 years ago: New policy on collisions: Everyone gets a citation
October 20, 2011
Lawrence policemen were to begin issuing municipal court citations to all persons involved in vehicular collisions.
100 years ago: School superintendent recommends fresh air
October 20, 2011
“The teacher is not at her best in such an atmosphere….”
25 years ago: Discharge from Farmland plant worries residents
October 20, 2011
Several residents of southeast Lawrence were upset about a recent chemical “frost” that had coated their property.
Our Town Sports for Oct. 20
October 20, 2011 in print edition on B2
A weekly roundup of local events and results.
KU needs to shape up in 3rd quarter
October 20, 2011 in print edition on B1
The following numbers rank as the most disturbing reflection of a Kansas University football season that has reached halftime: 59-7, the combined score of KU’s past four third quarters.
National briefs: LSU suspends key players for Auburn game
October 20, 2011 in print edition on B2
A person familiar with the decision says No. 1 LSU has suspended star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, defensive back Tharold Simon and running back Spencer Ware for Saturday’s home game against Auburn because they’ve run afoul of the team’s drug policy.
Cardinals gamble, win Series opener
October 20, 2011 in print edition on B1
Nobody plays a hunch like Tony La Russa. Not this October, anyway.
Carolyn Davis grilled about … cooking?
October 20, 2011 in print edition on B1
Carolyn Davis wasn’t named to the Preseason All-Big 12 women’s basketball team for her cooking.
NBA talks drag on, but no deal
October 20, 2011 in print edition on B2
After another long day of negotiations, NBA players and owners left with nothing more than plans for another meeting.
Still slumping: KU volleyball wins first set, then falls apart
October 20, 2011 in print edition on B1
Armor of ice bags taped around her, Kansas University freshman Sara McClinton had plenty of ailments to nurse after the volleyball version of the Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State.
Flawed approach
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A10
President Obama has not led effectively. Clearly, Bush dealt Obama a terrible economy, but the contrivances of Obama, Obey, Pelosi, and Reid et al. have made our economy far worse.
Giving in to greed
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A10
Greed. Wall Street and all Big Money interests are infected by it.
Protesters must set agenda
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A10
By one measure at least, the movement that began with Occupy Wall Street is already bigger than the tea party ever was.
Colorado TABOR issues land in court
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A10
Progressives have long lamented the fact that the Framers designed a Constitution replete with impediments to federal government activism — fetters such as federalism itself, enumerated powers, three branches of government, two rivalrous wings of the legislative branch, supermajorities, judicial review, presidential vetoes.
Budget pressures
Expected declines in the county’s property valuation will force more difficult budget decisions next year.
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A10
If local governments have already made some tough budget decisions, the outlook for property tax revenues makes next year look even more dismal.
Horoscopes for October 20
October 20, 2011
Key people in your life seem to be the instruments of surprises. You never know what is going to happen next. If you are single, you could meet someone while traveling or who is a foreigner. Though this person might not be “the one,” you certainly open up and enjoy yourself with him or her. If you are attached, work together to realize a long-term goal. Leo is fun to have as a friend.
Miss Representation’ documentary tackles gender and media
October 20, 2011
Men run television. Women watch television. What’s wrong with this picture? The documentary “Miss Representation” (8 p.m., OWN) offers a long, meandering and entirely necessary look at the depiction of women in media and the barrage of destructive messages broadcast to young girls.
Pump patrol
October 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.23 at several stations.