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Former Journal-World staff member Rich Clarkson wins photography award
11:53 p.m., October 24, 2011 Updated 11:32 a.m. in print edition on A5
Rich Clarkson, a Lawence native, on Monday received a Lucie Award, which celebrates achievements in photography throughout the world.
Reed All About It’ excerpt: Tyrel discusses recruitment
October 24, 2011
Fortunately, I didn’t have a cell phone until I was 17. I say fortunately because not having a cell phone meant college coaches couldn’t call and text my cell phone all the time. My parents were really good about managing all of that, because the calls started coming in pretty much every day when I was in high school.

Former California educator named to Lawrence school district’s administrative team
04:42 p.m., October 24, 2011 Updated 07:21 p.m. in print edition on A3
A retired district administrator from southern California is replacing an administrator who is retiring from the Lawrence school district.
Trial set for Kansas City, Kan., man on robbery, gun charges
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A4
A Kansas City, Kan., man pleaded not guilty to three charges Monday in connection with a December robbery of a Kansas University student near downtown.
Brownback’s rejection of health insurance grant continues to spur questions
03:15 p.m., October 24, 2011 Updated 08:44 a.m. in print edition on A4
Gov. Sam Brownback’s decision to reject a $31.5 million federal grant to start a health insurance exchange stirred up controversy and confusion on Monday.
Judge postpones Kansas Planned Parenthood case
October 24, 2011
A Kansas trial court judge postponed a criminal case against a Planned Parenthood clinic Monday, only days after the disclosure that the state health department’s routine document shredding had destroyed copies of abortion reports later needed as evidence.
Two Leavenworth men charged in connection with shooting outside Lawrence club
02:14 p.m., October 24, 2011 Updated 12:45 a.m. in print edition on A4
Douglas County prosecutors have filed charges against two Leavenworth men in connection with a gunfire incident earlier this month in Lawrence.
Statehouse Live: Kansas GOP jabs Texas-bound Kansas Democrat
01:54 p.m., October 24, 2011 Updated 04:13 p.m. in print edition on A5
In September, Kansas Democratic Party Executive Director Kenny Johnston issued a news release criticizing Brownback after he endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry for the Republican Party nomination for president.
KU officials: University has no intention of requiring freshmen to live on campus
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A3
After a Kansas University staff member sent out an email last week to national greek organizations that mentioned the possibility that KU could require freshmen to live in student housing, other KU officials were quick to dispel the claim, saying the bad information was the result of a miscommunication.
Wichita man, 63, cited for drunken driving after vehicle runs over KU student’s foot after game
11:48 a.m., October 24, 2011 Updated 01:11 p.m. in print edition on A5
A 63-year-old Wichita man was arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of drunken driving after he ran over a female Kansas University student’s foot in the parking lot directly east of Memorial Stadium.
Lawrence woman injured in first of two accidents reported Monday morning in Johnson County
11:32 a.m., October 24, 2011 Updated 01:54 p.m. in print edition on A5
A 53-year-old Lawrence woman was taken to an Overland Park hospital Monday morning after she was involved in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 435 near Lackman Road, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
KU-Iowa State to kick off at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 5
October 24, 2011
The Kansas football team’s game at Iowa State on Nov. 5 will kick off at 11:30 a.m., the Big 12 announced Monday.
Town Talk: Mattress Firm heading to South Iowa; downtown health club to open after Thanksgiving; city set to discuss northwest recreation center and fieldhouse
October 24, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County
Portion of 14th Street closed this morning for maintenance
October 24, 2011
A portion of 14th Street, from Tennessee to Kentucky streets, will be closed for several hours this morning as crews work to replace a water line.
Writer calls for better environmental foresight in new book
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A4
In 2007, Bryan Welch nearly killed himself on a twisty mountain road in Oregon.
GOP primary now a contest of character
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A7
The Republican presidential race has become a no-holds-barred contest over character. With the pace of the GOP contest quickening, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are resorting to tough language online and while campaigning to undermine each other’s credibility and values
After Iraq, U.S. may shift approach to war
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A7
In the final days of the U.S. war in Iraq, the outlook for America’s military entanglements is markedly different from the confusing, convulsive first days.
Torch cams to shed light on new views from Statue of Liberty
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A7
Give me your tired, your poor — your Internet-connected masses yearning to see.
Alabama civil rights icon praised
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, often eclipsed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in life, was praised Sunday as the catalyst who brought the civil rights movement to Birmingham and launched King into immortality.
Libya declared free, but Gadhafi death questioned
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
Libya’s interim rulers declared the country liberated on Sunday after an 8-month civil war, launching the oil-rich nation on what is meant to be a two-year transition to democracy. But they laid out plans with an Islamist tone that could rattle their Western backers.
Share the Warmth program begins collection today
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A2
Scotch Fabric Care is ready to collect, clean and distribute its 202,757th coat through its Share the Warmth program.
State makes battle plan for toxic algae
October 24, 2011
During the past summer, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment tracked toxic blue-green algal blooms in more than 40 lakes and ponds.
Joplin tornado survivor denied workers’ comp
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
By all accounts, Mark Lindquist is a hero, an underpaid social worker who nearly gave his life trying to save three developmentally disabled adults from the Joplin tornado. Both houses of the Missouri legislature honored Lindquist, the Senate resolution calling him “a true hero and inspiration to others.”
Holiday hiring not likely to increase
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A4
Though he expects the typical spike in holiday shopping and sales this year, Tom Wilkerson, owner of Jayhawk Spirit, 935 Mass., said that won’t lead to any increase in staffing.
Eudora school district extends standards-based grading to third grade
October 24, 2011
Just like their colleagues in Lawrence, officials in the Eudora school district are busy dropping letter grades as they extend standards-based grading system to older students this academic year.
Dozens dig up facts on museum’s rock, fossil findings
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A3
The Kansas University Natural History Museum displayed dozens of fossils on Sunday and offered amateur fossil hunters a chance to identify their finds.
Groups bake, sell challah to raise funds for charities
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas University Hillel, Concerned Active and Aware Students and the Jubilee Café are teaming up to fight hunger in Lawrence.
Johnson County settles in sex discrimination lawsuit
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A10
Johnson County has been dropped from a lawsuit that claims Phill Kline sexually discriminated against a senior prosecutor while he was the county’s district attorney.
Lawrence man arrested after altercation
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 19-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Sunday morning after a fight outside a residence in the 1700 block of Kentucky.
Sediment creates issues in Kansas lakes, reservoirs
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A5
Dirt is slowly filling lakes and ponds in Kansas, and experts are divided over how much to worry.
First Bell: School finance scenarios coming in November; potential tax increase authority undetermined; National Merit semifinalists to be honored
12:01 a.m., October 24, 2011 Updated 09:52 a.m.
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Fix-It Chick: Filtered faucet provides fresh, tall drink of water
October 24, 2011
It is easy to install a dedicated filtered water faucet if you have an unused faucet hole or a stainless-steel sink.
Luke Donald roars to Disney win; Gary Woodland 12th
October 24, 2011 in print edition on B2
Already No. 1 in the world, Luke Donald left little doubt who was No. 1 on the PGA Tour.
Bowyer gives RCR its 100th Series win
October 24, 2011 in print edition on B2
Teamwork meant very little in the closing laps at Talladega Superspeedway. Unless, of course, you were driving a Ford.
KU women’s golf tied for 14th
October 24, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was tied for 14th after the first round Sunday of the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate. The second round was shortened due to darkness and will resume this morning.
Kansas tennis 3-2 at tournament
October 24, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s tennis team went 3-2 in singles competition Sunday, the final day of the KU Tennis Invitational at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Berry gets record, KU soccer wins, 6-1
October 24, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University junior Whitney Berry became the school’s single-season record holder in assists in the Jayhawks’ 6-1 Big 12 soccer victory over Iowa State on Sunday.
Futility records in reach for KU football defense
October 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
The Kansas University football team’s defense, on the wrong end of domination weekly, is on pace to break every Football Bowl Subdivision scoring record for futility.
Loss to KSU ‘step back’ for KU
October 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Despite dropping five straight games after starting the season 2-0, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill has continued to talk about improvement and progress. Sunday, one day after suffering an embarrassing loss to in-state rival Kansas State for the second year in a row, Gill shed some light on how he and his coaching staff measure improvement.
Holland helps Texas Rangers get even
October 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Derek Holland kept Albert Pujols in the ballpark and the Texas Rangers in this World Series.
Chiefs pick six: Half-dozen INTs help K.C. win third straight
October 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Brandon Flowers heard the boos at the Black Hole grow louder with every pass the Kansas City Chiefs intercepted and could only chuckle. Just three weeks ago, that’s all the Chiefs heard too.
25 years ago: KU crowd enjoys visit from famous author
October 24, 2011
A Hoch Auditorium crowd of about 3,200 people had recently enjoyed a visit from author Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
40 years ago: New electron microscope installed at KU
October 24, 2011
A new high-resolution electron microscope recently had been installed in the cell biology lab of Snow Hall.
100 years ago: Farmer brings pigs to town in automobile
October 24, 2011
“In all the nursery rhymes about the little pigs going to market, there is none telling of their riding to market in an automobile, but that was the way they came to Lawrence today.”
Bill Self: Practices leave thin Jayhawks ‘gassed’
October 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s 13 basketball players practiced bright and early Saturday morning, before attending the Jayhawks’ home football game against Kansas State.
Jobs, spending
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A8
According to CNN Money, economists estimate that the country needs to create at least 125,000 jobs per month just to keep up with the nation’s expanding job force. That translates into 11 million jobs just to get back to the 5 percent unemployment rate from before the recession, which began in 2007.
Lesson repeated?
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A8
I have just sat down at my computer after watching “60 Minutes” on Oct. 16 about the war in Afghanistan and its long-term probabilities. A top U.S. ambassador and a four-star general were discussing the American electorate’s dissatisfaction with the continuation of this war into possibly ten more years of our troops on the ground.
Trash options
A city task force needs to start putting some numbers to possible changes in city trash services.
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A8
There is a lot of talk about trash in Lawrence.
‘Third Reich’ was cultural landmark
October 24, 2011 in print edition on A8
It sat there on your parents’ shelf, or maybe your grandparents’, alongside the six volumes of Winston Churchill’s chronicle of World War II and the 11 volumes of Will and Ariel Durant’s “The Story of Civilization.” It had two distinctions. One was the menacing swastika on the spine of the book. The other was that it was the only one of those 18 volumes that anyone in your family ever actually opened.
Stats in new books show less violence around the world
October 24, 2011 in print edition on C8
It seems as if violence is everywhere, but it’s really on the run.
Horoscope for Oct. 24
October 24, 2011
For Monday, Oct. 24: This year you might want to steer a steady ship, but the surprises keep coming. You will process your feelings and learn to move through your moods. If you are single, you might be attracted to someone who is emotionally unavailable. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from plenty of downtime together to nourish the bond. Libra reads you cold.
‘In-Laws’ has all the appeal of a car wreck
October 24, 2011
What would it be like if Dr. Phil counseled the knuckleheads on “Jersey Shore” and mediated their every argument with New Age blather? The answer arrives on “Monster In-Laws” (9 p.m., A&E), a sickeningly compelling new reality series about feuding family members with absolutely no sense of boundaries.
Remnant Rehab: Wicked easy web
October 24, 2011
I’ve never been a big fan of the very scary aspects of Halloween. As far as decorations go, I’ll usually stick to pumpkins. But this year I had a new idea — perhaps inspired by the many spiders in my basement sewing area — for a crafty spiderweb.
Just Food accepts donations for pets
October 24, 2011
Looking to donate pet food? Lawrence Humane Society cannot accept the donations, but a local food pantry can.
Mass. Street Chic: Daphne Guiness, style icon
October 24, 2011
Be inspired by Daphne Guinness, labeled “one of the most fascinating fashion icons in the world today” by FIT museum curator Valerie Steele. Discover how you can insert a bit of Daphne into your own dress code.
Halloween happenings
October 24, 2011
Looking for a thrill, chill or just some good ol’ family fun? Here are some events going on around town.
Jon Bon Jovi opens charity restaurant in New Jersey
October 24, 2011
In three decades as one of the world’s biggest rock stars, Jon Bon Jovi has eaten in some of the world’s best restaurants, savoring the best food the planet has to offer.
Fall stir-fry uses a different starch
October 24, 2011
Traditional stir-fries typically are served over rice or noodles. But we decided to think outside the wok.
Double Take: When choosing a career, consider what you love as well as economic factors
October 24, 2011
Picking a career or college major is one of the biggest decisions we will make as young adults because it defines what jobs we will be eligible for later on.
Kids in the kitchen: Parents find teaching opportunities in cooking with children
October 24, 2011
Nancy Myers can’t keep her kids out of the kitchen — their hands flutter near the bag of flour, float over the mixing bowl and remain perpetually poised to plop in that extra stick of butter.
Slice of Life: Attorney finds lower stress in law
October 24, 2011
Carolyn Simpson never expected to be a lawyer in Lawrence, but she’s found that she’s content.
Lawrence Magazine offers last-minute costume
October 24, 2011
Need a costume for Halloween, but you’re not exactly the type to go all-out? Lawrence Magazine may have just the solution for you.
River City Jules: Volleyball game spikes memories
October 24, 2011
On a recent weekend, I reluctantly served as the line judge for my seventh grade daughter’s volleyball game. For three straight sets I stood in harm’s way as the ball whipped by within inches (yards can also be measured in inches) of my head.
True character: How to get your child’s makeup right for Halloween
October 24, 2011
It might not score you a job at cosmetics mothership Sephora, but scaring up the right know-how to do up your kid’s face at Halloween really isn’t that hard to obtain.