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Sentence doubles for Kansas man after attacking guards
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A4
A Caldwell man serving nearly 14 years in prison for rape and other charges has been sentenced to an additional 13 1/2 years for attacking guards.
Breakfast Optimist Club to host pancake feed Nov. 5
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Breakfast Optimist Club is holding its annual pancake feed and silent auction from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5. at the American Legion hall, 3408 W. Sixth St.
Black women in nursing topic of KU lecture
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Hall Center for the Humanities will host the 2011 Bill Tuttle American Studies lecture on the role of black women in nursing before the 1950s on Wednesday.
Topeka man sentenced to 3 life terms for abuse
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A2
A Topeka man has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms for sexually assaulting a girl.
90-year-old sorority pledge to be on ‘Anderson’ this week
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A2
Bertie McConnell, the 90-year-old new pledge of a sorority at Washburn University, will be interviewed this week by Anderson Cooper.
Developer Doug Compton hopes ‘901 Building’ will spur living, shopping downtown
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
It was a Sunday morning, back when the roof of this seven-story building in the heart of downtown Lawrence was nothing more than a few steel studs.
New Ninth and New Hampshire building a sun-blocker for coffee shops
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
No matter what your feelings about the First Management construction project at Ninth and New Hampshire streets, the tower there has at least one incontrovertible role: light-blocker.
Follow the leader? Occupy Lawrence may not have one
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
Ask around for the leaders at an Occupy Lawrence protest, and you’re likely to get an answer that sounds something like this: “What makes (the movement) so attractive to so many people is that it’s leaderless,” said Cody Alley, 25, standing near a group of tents in South Park last week.
Locals hope school finance play a ‘win for everybody’
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
Sure, it’s a long shot. A prayer. But hey, all this talk of a new school financing formula is giving players on educational rosters — especially those on the sidelines in Lawrence — something they haven’t had in a while: a chance.
Number of Kansas listeria cases up
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A10
Kansas is reporting more cases of listeria linked to contaminated cantaloupe.
Jayhawks: Blown coverage at end of half ‘unacceptable’
09:03 p.m., October 22, 2011 Updated 10:53 p.m.
It was only a single play, but it might have been the one that shifted the momentum to Kansas State for good in its 59-21 victory over Kansas on Saturday.
Kansas State coach, players gracious following blowout
October 22, 2011
Members of Kansas State’s marching band — and several thousand purple-clad fans standing in the southeast stands of Memorial Stadium — chanted “Just like last year” on Saturday afternoon as the clock expired in the Wildcats’ 59-21 football victory over rival Kansas University.
Game Balls and Gassers: Kansas State
07:58 p.m., October 22, 2011 Updated 08:40 p.m.
Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers …
Matt Tait’s football notebook: Center Jeremiah Hatch solid in return; penalties pile up for KU
October 22, 2011
One week after being carted off the field with a scary neck injury that left him temporarily unable to move his arms and legs, senior center Jeremiah Hatch started Saturday’s loss to K-State at his regular position.
Sunflower downer: Two-minute stretch seals KU’s fate in 59-21 loss to Kansas State
October 22, 2011
Want to know just how wide the gap is between the football programs at Kansas University and Kansas State? Look no further than the two-minute sequence that spanned the end of the first half and the beginning of the second on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Sheahon Zenger’s challenge: Find money to make coaching change
October 22, 2011
Sheahon Zenger, this is your mission: Find a way to get the Kansas University athletic department out of the financial pressure your predecessor, Lew Perkins, put it in, in part because he believed in giving coaches everything they needed to succeed with little regard for how much it cost.
KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger on football program: ‘We will get this thing fixed’
04:46 p.m., October 22, 2011 Updated 07:47 p.m.
Discouraged by yet another lopsided loss by the Kansas University football team, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger spoke briefly after Saturday’s 59-21 loss to in-state rival Kansas State at Memorial Stadium.
Volunteers clean up school grounds in Make A Difference Day
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A3
Projects throughout Lawrence in honor of Make A Difference Day helped the community in various ways.
Recruit Ioannis Papapetrou commits to Texas
October 22, 2011
Ioannis Papapetrou, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound senior basketball shooting guard from Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Fla., on Saturday orally committed to play basketball at Texas, his coach Aubin Goporo told the Journal-World.
Occupy Lawrence members ticketed in South Park
October 22, 2011
At least eight members of the protest group Occupy Lawrence received citations early Saturday morning for remaining in South Park after the park closed
State awaits city gymnasts
October 22, 2011
A couple of months back, the athletic departments at Free State and Lawrence high schools didn’t know whether they would have a gymnastics program this year. Today, not only are both programs intact, but they will be competing at the state gymnastics meet at Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Woman reports $10,000 in stolen property
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 62-year-old Lawrence woman reported more than $10,000 worth of property stolen from the 1900 block of W. 31st Street last week.
Man reports $5,000 worth of property stolen from apartment
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 26-year-old Lawrence man reported to police more than $5,000 worth of property was stolen from his apartment on the 500 block of Frontier Road on Wednesday.
Man receives fourth DUI conviction
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 26-year-old Overland Park man received his fourth DUI conviction Thursday.
Man accused of using vehicle as weapon
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Douglas County Sheriff’s officer arrested a 40-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man on an aggravated assault charge Friday morning for an alleged incident that occurred Thursday involving a rural Eudora man.
Pump patrol
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.23 at several stations.
Studies: Teen drivers most at risk in 1st month with license
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
This is the time of year when teenagers seem to go out of their way for a good scare.
City Commission agenda for Oct. 25
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A2
City commissioners will consider revamping its advisory board that deals with issues related to the homeless.
Obama: Iraq war over, U.S. troops coming home
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
America’s long and deeply unpopular war in Iraq will be over by year’s end and all U.S. troops ‘‘will definitely be home for the holidays,” President Barack Obama declared Friday.
Gadhafi put on display in freezer
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
Moammar Gadhafi’s blood-streaked body was on display in a commercial freezer at a shopping center Friday as Libyan authorities argued about what to do with his remains and questions deepened over official accounts of the longtime dictator’s death. New video emerged of his violent, chaotic last moments, showing fighters beating him as they drag him away.
KCK man brought to Douglas County to face carjacking charges
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A6
A Kansas City, Kan., man wanted in connection with a July carjacking in Lawrence has been brought to Douglas County to face charges in the case, according to jail records.
Prize drawing to support library
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A6
A $3 donation will get book lovers a chance to win prizes in a drawing supporting Lawrence Public Library.
25 years ago: KU scientists study ‘hole’ in ozone layer
October 22, 2011
Some Kansas University scientists were at odds with others in their field regarding the cause of ozone depletion near the South Pole.
40 years ago: Officials seek injunction to close Gaslight Tavern
October 22, 2011
The injunction cited violations of state laws governing narcotics and dangerous drugs as the reason for the request to close down the tavern.
100 years ago: Local family in need after death of one wage-earner
October 22, 2011
“Twelve children at home ranging in age from two to fifteen years, and all in want.”
Tim Biere a quick study of Showdown
Even non-Kansans quickly learn weight of annual KU-K-State game
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B10
Throughout high school, Omaha, Neb., native Tim Biere knew very little about the Sunflower Showdown between Kansas University and Kansas State.
Tale of the Tape: KU-K-State
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B6
Once again, the featured match-up of the week comes when KU has the ball and tries to run. The Jayhawks rank 23rd in the nation in rushing (207 yards per game) and have done most of their damage on offense this season by utilizing their deep and talented stable of running backs. On the flip side, the K-State defense, led by linebacker Arthur Brown, ranks 16th in the country but has given up more than 100 yards rushing to an opponent four times in six games.
Collin Garrett called to duty
Freshman linebacker burns red shirt to fill in
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B6
Kansas University linebacker Collin Garrett wondered what he’d done wrong. Last Tuesday afternoon, while he was resting in bed after class, Garrett’s cell phone started ringing. The call was from KU coach Turner Gill.
Cards, Rangers hoping to go batty in World Series
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B5
Strolling behind the batting cage, Matt Holliday watched his St. Louis teammates hit away Friday and offered a simple tip.
Cowboys look to roll on road at Tigers
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
The last time Oklahoma State played at Missouri in October 2008, the Cowboys came away with a big upset of a school that appeared poised to be No. 1.
Cyclones try to slow Ryan Tannehill, Aggies
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B2
Texas A&M’s offense appears to be hitting its stride, scoring 100 points in its last two games.
Sooners go for 40th straight home win vs. Texas Tech
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
No. 3 Oklahoma has been downright dominant at Owen Field.
Syracuse stuns No. 11 West Va. 49-23
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
Ryan Nassib threw three touchdown passes to tight end Nick Provo, Dorian Graham returned a kickoff 98 yards for another score, and Syracuse stunned No. 11 West Virginia 49-23 on Friday night with a spirited effort on both sides of the ball.
Gary Woodland in fifth at Disney
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B2
Henrik Stenson and Justin Leonard are part of a three-way tie at Disney in the final tournament of the year. Both have long-range plans of trying to get their games in order.
NBA owners’ dual wants put more games in jeopardy
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B2
NBA owners have their priorities, and playing games isn’t first on that list.
Fox, Telemundo get US World Cup rights
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B2
FIFA cashed in on a $1.2 billion bonanza from United States broadcasters Friday, striking World Cup deals with Fox, Telemundo and Spanish language radio.
KU tennis duo win at regional
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University senior Ekaterina Morozova and sophomore Dylan Windom won their first match in the Main Doubles Draw on Friday at the USTA/ITA Central Region Tennis Championships. Morozova also advanced to the third round in the Main Singles draw of the tournament.
Jayhawk tennis players advance
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Monica Pezzotti and Paulina Los made it to the semifinals of Doubles Draw A Friday on the first day of the KU Tennis Invitational at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. Kansas went 4-0 in doubles competition and 3-3 in singles matches.
KU soccer falls to Missouri, 3-2
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University surrendered three goals in six minutes and fell to Missouri, 3-2, in Big 12 soccer on Friday.
Veritas wins thriller with St. Mary’s
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Veritas Christian won a key regular-season football game at St. Mary’s Academy Thursday night, 80-72, extending its winning streak over the last two seasons to 18 games.
High school football roundup
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Baldwin responded to an early Santa Fe Trail touchdown with 28 unanswered points en route to a 42-28 football victory Friday, locking up a Class 4A playoff berth.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Former KU guard Keith Langford has signed a one-year contract with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, a pro team based in Israel, the team announced Friday
Mizzou one step closer to leaving Big 12
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Missouri has taken another step toward leaving the Big 12 Conference and there is interest in the SEC in taking the Tigers.
Jay Bilas, Bill Self on top of games
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Inevitably, Jay Bilas and Bill Self, two men at the top of their professions playing different roles in the same industry, would enjoy each other’s company.
LHS loses QB, falls to Ravens, 21-3
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
If there ever were any doubt about just how important junior quarterback Brad Strauss is to Lawrence High football, his impact became abundantly clear Friday night.
FSHS rallies, beats O-North, 19-14
October 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Free State receiver Ryan Patterson had heard all year from assistant coach Max Cordova that he wasn’t a good receiver in traffic.
Missouri’s exit would be no great loss for the Big 12
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A3
Aside from the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and its retail members, who really cares if Missouri leaves the Big 12 Conference for the Southeast Conference?
Horoscope for Oct. 22
October 22, 2011
­For Saturday, Oct. 22: This year you will tend to take the time you need. “Activity” could be your middle name. Develop a stress-busting hobby, like yoga. If you are single, you might meet someone who isn’t the person you perceive him or her to be. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from more weekends away as a couple. Virgo makes a good healer.
Equal enforcement
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
So it’s not OK for people to camp in South Park in tents, but it’s perfectly fine for people to live at South Park in two large run-down vehicles (an old Winnebago and a van with a homemade trailer attached) on Massachusetts Street.
Enrollment goals
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
Ever since I arrived at Kansas University in January 1972, I’ve been impressed by the zeal with which it pursues the goal of maximizing its revenues. I never met an administrator who did not worry about obtaining more revenue and budget. I think that a strong reason for seeking more students is to increase revenues. But, is this a smart policy?
‘Occupy’ permit
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
Occupy Lawrence campers are not sure what city officials will decide from day to day, but some things are clear: Occupy Wall Street solidarity protests are going on in small communities and big cities across the United States and in countries all over the world. They are generally peaceful and well organized, and motivated by a desire for fair and equitable financial and economic policies, and for those who prosper at the expense of others via unethical and illegal practices to be held responsible for their actions
Trash costs
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
Like many people living in Lawrence, we recycle. We set out a small or medium plastic bag of trash for the sanitation engineers to pick up.
Obama’s strategy on Libya worked out well
October 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
Down in the basement, I still have a copy of Moammar Gadhafi’s bizarre political manifesto, “The Green Book,” which I picked up during a trip to Libya in the early 1980s. It’s a reminder of what an oddball dictator Gadhafi was — and of how he nevertheless managed to defy and bedevil the Arabs and the West until the hour of his death Thursday.
Scouting news for October 22, 2011
October 22, 2011
Boy Scout Troop 59, chartered to First Presbyterian Church, attended summer camp at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation July 14-23 in Osceola, Mo.
Around and About for October 22, 2011
October 22, 2011
St. John’s United Church of Christ, Worden, will hold its Mission Festival at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Club news for October 22, 2011
October 22, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its Oct. 15 meeting with hosts Karmie and Edna Galle.
Military news for October 22, 2011
October 22, 2011
Capt. Matthew Maness was awarded distinguished honor graduate of the captain’s career course Sept. 20 at Fort Benning, Ga.
FCE news for October 22, 2011
October 22, 2011
Douglas County FCE Council will hold its Fall Festival on Friday at the Dreher Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper.
Faith Forum: How do you tie faith into the culture of a town like Lawrence?
October 22, 2011
The Rev. Josh Longbottom and the Rev. Gary Teske answer.
‘Modern’ kid turns up in holiday comedy
October 22, 2011
Ariel Winter, best known as the smarty-pants Alex on “Modern Family,” guest-stars in the cable kids’ sequel “Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred” (8 p.m., Nickelodeon).