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Archive for Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Jill Fincher of Lawrence watches as her daughter Zoe, 14, right, studies the manual while waiting in line, in this 2009 file photo. Service at the Douglas County Treasurer's office and the Department of Motor Vehicles will be suspended early next month as the offices upgrade their computer systems. Studies: Teen drivers most at risk in 1st month with license
October 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
This is the time of year when teenagers seem to go out of their way for a good scare.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas head coach Turner Gill is escorted by security from the field following the Jayhawks' 59-21 loss to rival Kansas State on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at Kivisto Field. 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.
10:00 a.m.
The new First Management building at the southwest corner of Ninth and New Hampshire, at right, rises so high it now blocks sunlight that used to warm the outdoor seating areas and inside spaces of popular coffee shops Z's Expresso, in photo at left, and the Bourgeois Pig, both on Ninth, between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets. New Ninth and New Hampshire building a sun-blocker for coffee shops
October 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
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.
2:00 p.m.
Protester Nick Lamendola squeezes between a couple of tents to secure one to the ground during the Occupy Lawrence camp at South Park on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. Follow the leader? Occupy Lawrence may not have one
October 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
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.
6:00 p.m.
Doug Compton, president of First Management Inc., stands inside “The 901 Building,” as he calls it, at Ninth and New Hampshire streets. The seven-story building that has changed the downtown Lawrence skyline will be home to 55 apartments, office space and a health club when complete. Developer Doug Compton hopes ‘901 Building’ will spur living, shopping downtown
October 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
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.

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SRS says faith-based intiatives still around, just not getting as much attention
October 23, 2011 in print edition on A1
When Robert Siedlecki Jr. took the reins of the state welfare agency, he vowed sweeping changes to establish faith-based initiatives to strengthen marriage and families.
Divorces
October 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending October 22, 2011.
Marriages
October 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending October 22, 2011.
Bankruptcies
October 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
New York School Walking Bus looking for ‘drivers’ throughout rest of fall semester
October 23, 2011
The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority is in need of more volunteers for the New York School Walking School Bus.
Occupy Lawrence members energized by rally
October 23, 2011
As they vow to keep going, the occupiers, are now waiting — waiting to see what further steps the Lawrence Police Department and the city may take to remove them from South Park’s scattering of tents that have become their camp. They’re not leaving. Or most say they aren’t, at least.
One-vehicle accident sends two men to area hospitals
October 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
Two men were flown to area hospitals after a one-vehicle accident early Saturday west of Valley Falls.
Woman pleads guilty to selling false Social Security numbers
October 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
A California woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a credit history fraud scheme in the first federal prosecution of people who sold stolen Social Security numbers for the purpose of improving the buyers’ credit ratings.
25 years ago: Wet weather reduces pumpkin crop
October 23, 2011
This was not a good year for the average pumpkin.
40 years ago: LHS teacher Stan Roth to take students spelunking
October 23, 2011
Lawrence High School students were heading for a spelunking adventure.
100 years ago: Comet appears in evening sky
October 23, 2011
“Last evening the Journal-World office was called by many people asking what the bright light was in the northwestern sky.”
State soccer seeds set for LHSFSHS
October 23, 2011 in print edition on B7
Free State High will host Topeka and Lawrence High will entertain Junction City in first-round Class 6A state soccer playoff games Tuesday.
Free State, Lawrence High runners advance to state cross country meet
October 23, 2011 in print edition on B7
The Free State girls cross country team placed third and qualified for state Saturday at the Shawnee Mission West regional at Shawnee Mission Park.
Olathe East volleyball knocks out Free State, Lawrence
October 23, 2011 in print edition on B7
Olathe East volleyball is going to state, and it had to go through both Lawrence teams to get there.
National briefs: Sporting K.C. earns top seed for playoffs with 1-0 victory
October 23, 2011 in print edition on B2
Matt Besler scored in the 54th minute to lift Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday night, earning the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
KU swimming and diving defeats two teams
October 23, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University swimming and diving defeated Northern Iowa and North Dakota Saturday and evened their record at 2-2 on the season.
Jayhawk volleyball gets first league win
October 23, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University volleyball defeated Texas Tech for its first conference victory, Saturday at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
KU doubles partners win finals match
October 23, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University tennis doubles partners Paulina Los and Monica Pezzotti won the championship match in the main doubles draw Saturday at the KU Invitational at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Chiefs face unproven Raiders QBs
October 23, 2011 in print edition on B2
Jason Campbell’s broken collarbone easily could have derailed what appeared to be a promising season for the Oakland Raiders.
OSU roughs up Mizzou
October 23, 2011 in print edition on B8
Even without its starting wide receivers, Oklahoma State had plenty left on offense. The Cowboys’ big-play defense stepped up, too.
Sooners stunned, 41-38
October 23, 2011 in print edition on B8
Seth Doege threw for 441 yards and connected with Alex Torres on three of his four touchdown passes, and Texas Tech snapped No. 3 Oklahoma’s 39-game home winning streak with 41-38 victory Saturday night.
Pujols propels Cards in 16-7 win
October 23, 2011 in print edition on B1
Albert Pujols simply let his bat make all the noise. And boy, it was pretty loud.
FSHS gymnasts take state crown
October 23, 2011 in print edition on B1
Some impromptu number crunching might have made the actual announcement a tad anticlimactic, but Free State High’s gymnastics team finished a dominating season by winning a state championship Saturday at Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Republicans vie for edge in Iowa
October 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
Evangelical activists, Iowa’s most potent conservative voting bloc, are sharply divided barely 10 weeks away from the state’s leadoff caucuses.
Around and about in local business
October 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
Local business news for the week ending October 22, 2011.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
October 23, 2011
Road work planned for the week of October 24, 2011.
With death of Gadhafi, an era passes in modern Arab history
October 23, 2011 in print edition on C8
He often looked like a comical buffoon, standing before audiences, bedecked in colorful robes, spouting words that most of the world considered nonsense.
Conflicted Iraqis face future without U.S. troops
October 23, 2011 in print edition on C8
For the first time in decades, Iraqis face a future on their own, with neither Saddam Hussein’s iron fist nor the United States’ military might to hold them together. This has been both their dream and nightmare: They wanted American troops (the occupiers) to go, but they wanted American troops (the protectors) to stay.
Actor takes stand to ‘make it better’
October 23, 2011 in print edition on A9
Zachary Quinto came out recently.
KU housing
A communication from Kansas University administrators raises questions concerning a possible strategy to help fill university residence halls.
October 23, 2011 in print edition on A9
Kansas University officials are engaged in a major analysis of how they can save money and enhance efficiency and effectiveness in an effort to build the university into an even finer center of academic and research excellence.
Six-term senator faces election challenge
October 23, 2011 in print edition on A9
Richard Mourdock, a Republican and Indiana’s treasurer, wants to wrest his party’s U.S. Senate nomination from a six-term incumbent who has been a national figure since becoming mayor of this city in 1968 at age 35, who has averaged 69 percent of the vote in five re-elections, and who ran unopposed by a Democrat in 2006. When Richard Lugar, an Eagle Scout and Rhodes scholar, was a Naval ensign, he briefed Dwight Eisenhower. That was 10 presidents ago, which may be a problem for Lugar in an era of pandemic disparagement of the political class. So Mourdock will try to defeat Lugar with wounding praise: Lugar is a great chapter of Indiana history, but elections are arguments about the future.
Horoscope for Oct. 23
October 23, 2011
For Sunday, Oct. 23: This year your friends play a big role in at least one facet of your life. If you are single, a friend could be instrumental in the beginning of a relationship, or a friendship could turn into something more. If you are attached, work on the friendship between you. Use care with your words, as they come off more sarcastic than you intended. Virgo is a pal.
‘Time’ might not be for everyone
October 23, 2011
The beauty of fairy tales is their simplicity. No matter how fantastic, there is an urgency to their contrived reality. Alter that too much, and they become ponderous and, at times, ridiculous. This is the problem and the promise of “Once Upon a Time” (8 p.m., ABC), an elaborate new fantasy series.
Garden Calendar: Grow your own horseradish
October 23, 2011
The spicy herb is winter-ready and now is the time to plant it.
Behind the Lens: Achieving telephoto nirvana
October 23, 2011
In the first part of a series dedicated to lenses, Mike looks at proper telephoto lens usage.