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Police evidence facilities running out of space
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A1
Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib peers into the mountains of cardboard boxes lining the main evidence storage room on the second floor of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St.
Dog survives gas chamber, goes up for adoption in N.J.
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A7
Unnamed and unwanted, the young beagle mix was left anonymously in a drop box outside an Alabama pound. His life was supposed to end in a gas chamber.
Halloween doesn’t have to be gorge-fest to be fun
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A7
Offer apples to trick-or-treaters and risk having your house get egged — maybe even by your own kids.
Former KU student sentenced to probation in sexual assault case
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A6
A Douglas County judge Friday ordered a former Kansas University student to serve three years on probation in connection with a case in which a woman alleged she was sexually assaulted at a fraternity last year.
City Commission agenda for Nov. 1
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A6
Lawrence city commissioners are expected to approve plans to hire Ripple Glass LLC, of Kansas City, Mo., to create a citywide glass-recycling program, complete with additional drop-off locations for residents and businesses to recycle glass.
KU grads create mobile app to help people with Asperger’s
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A3
Psychologists who earned their degrees at Kansas University are taking their work into the mobile world, offering applications for autistic kids, teens, young adults and their families to use on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
Trial of admitted rapist delayed
October 28, 2011
New York City man Daniel Lee Brewer was arrested in 2010 and charged with the rape that Eddie Lowery was wrongfully convicted of, as well as another rape that occurred in Ogden in 1981. In July, Brewer pleaded no contest to one charge and guilty to the other.
Lawrence man, 39, given probation for trying to photograph girls changing clothes
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 39-year-old Lawrence man Friday pleaded no contest to misdemeanor eavesdropping as prosecutors accused him of placing a cellphone camera in a bedroom in an effort capture teenage girls changing their clothes.
Kansas Arts Commission dropped fundraiser in budget fuss
02:36 p.m., October 28, 2011 Updated 07:35 p.m. in print edition on A2
The Kansas Arts Commission cancelled a fundraising project earlier this year during a dispute over arts funding with Gov. Sam Brownback.
Kansas ranked No. 13 in AP preseason poll
October 28, 2011
Kansas is ranked 13th in The Associated Press’ 2011-12 preseason college basketball poll.
Job fair exhibitors offer advice, encouragement to people seeking employment
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A1
Retired Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ken Fangohr spent three decades in law enforcement. In all that time, he had a lot of things to worry about on the job.
Kansas City lawyer leaves missing baby case
October 28, 2011
The Kansas City lawyer for the family of a 10-month-old baby reported missing more than three weeks ago says she’s no longer involved in the case.
West Virginia’s two US senators ecstatic over Big 12 move
Officials say Big 12 did proper thing by setting aside political overtones
October 28, 2011
The Big 12 did the proper thing by setting aside political overtones and looking at the merits of what West Virginia would bring to the conference, the state’s two U.S. senators said Friday.
West Virginia leaving for Big 12
01:14 p.m., October 28, 2011 Updated 12:46 a.m. in print edition on B1
The Big 12 welcomed West Virginia from the Big East on Friday and said goodbye to Missouri before the Tigers even had a chance to make their move to the Southeastern Conference official.
Kansas officials welcome West Virginia to Big 12
October 28, 2011
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas University officials say they’re pleased West Virginia is joining the Big 12.
Lawrence woman gets 2 years of probation for serving as a lookout in December Walmart robbery
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A6
A Douglas County judge on Friday ordered a 21-year-old Lawrence woman to serve two years on probation for serving as a lookout in a December robbery at Walmart, 3300 Iowa.
Big 12 lists 2012 teams; Missouri not among them
October 28, 2011
The Big 12 appears to be resigned to losing Missouri.
Unveiling of new home for Ottawa family set for Nov. 4 on ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A1
The wait is over. A national television audience will get to see a new home in Ottawa on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
KUsports.com staff’s Week 9 college football picks
October 28, 2011
The following are the Journal-World staffers’ picks for Week 9 of the college football season.
Brownback not jumping into talk on pension bonds
October 28, 2011
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and officials of the state’s public pension system aren’t saying publicly whether they favor issuing bonds to help close a close a long-term funding gap.
First Bell: Former Ichabod’s, up for auction, still ‘smells like a school’; EPA OKs environmental education grant for Friends of the Kaw
October 28, 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 Parking joins Twitter; Obama’s student loan plan generates conversation; Border War headed to Kansas City libraries
October 28, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
23rd St. bridge to be replaced
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A1
Replacing a bridge along East 23rd Street won’t stop fans fast-breaking into or out of Lawrence for KU basketball games this season, with crews shooting for having the new bridge in place by the time tailgating begins in the fall.
Historic Resources Commission blocks plans for downtown hotel
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A6
A hotel planned for downtown Lawrence was nixed by the Historic Resources Commission on Thursday night.
Sooners, Wildcats ready for Big 12 showdown
October 28, 2011
One of the biggest wins during Bill Snyder’s first tenure at Kansas State came in 1993, on a Saturday in late October, when Oklahoma came rolling into town.
Disaster training gets a Halloween twist
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A3
A zombie outbreak in Douglas County isn’t likely to happen anytime soon, but local volunteers got a taste of what that would be like Thursday night.
Declawed Lions set to face Firebirds
October 28, 2011 in print edition on B3
In the days leading up to the annual rivalry clash between Lawrence High’s and Free State’s football teams, no one was sure about a pretty important detail.
Sheahon Zenger: KU-UT game will look, feel familiar
October 28, 2011 in print edition on B4
When plans for the creation of the Longhorn Network first were revealed, Kansas University’s role was not on anybody’s radar. Thanks to a joint effort between TLN and The Jayhawk Television Network, the Jayhawks this weekend will be all over the new network, available sparsely in Texas and to online subscribers.
Cardinals tie Series in wild 11 innings
October 28, 2011 in print edition on B1
Having forced the World Series to a Game 7 for the first time in nine years, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa must decide whether to send ace Chris Carpenter to the mound on short rest tonight or start Kyle Lohse or Edwin Jackson.
Eudora big winner, 28-14
October 28, 2011 in print edition on B12
Eudora High clinched the Class 4A District 4 football title, the outright Frontier League championship and a 28-14 victory over Baldwin on a fourth-quarter touchdown run Thursday by Chris Pyle, who rushed for 163 yards on 17 carries.
25 years ago: Agnes T. Frog enters commission race
October 28, 2011
A group calling itself the Committee to Elect a True Amphibian was leading a write-in campaign for their candidate for county commissioner.
40 years ago: Construction projects change profile of old Lawrence
October 28, 2011
A photograph showed some contrasts between the old and the new in the central part of town.
Lions receiver Buffalomeat brings the ‘wow’
October 28, 2011 in print edition on B1
He’s got an unforgettable name and the game to match it. Meet Anthony Buffalomeat.
Veritas rolls into playoffs
October 28, 2011 in print edition on B12
Veritas closed out its second consecutive undefeated regular season with a 76-30 football victory Thursday over Flint Hills Christian.
Henrichs the hero for LHS
October 28, 2011 in print edition on B1
Early in the match, as he blazed past, a thought came to mind: Man, he sure looks a lot smaller on the soccer pitch than the basketball court.
Gooooaaaal! Scoreless into double overtime again, Lawrence strikes, slips past Free State
October 28, 2011 in print edition on B1
First, there was mayhem. Lawrence High sophomore Connor Henrichs had just scored the game-winning goal in the 95th minute of a double-overtime, 1-0 victory against Free State High.
Missouri isn’t very SEC-like
October 28, 2011 in print edition on B2
Missouri fits in the SEC about as well as a tractor tire on a Honda Civic.
Michael Beasley alleges improper benefits at KSU
October 28, 2011 in print edition on B2
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley is accusing his former agent and an AAU coach of conspiring to forge a relationship with him from the age of 14 and giving his mother improper cash benefits while Beasley starred at Kansas State, all in an effort to land the basketball prodigy as a client.
Doctors to sue over new abortion clinic rules
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A4
Three doctors who perform abortions in Kansas will challenge new regulations for their clinics even after the rules were revised to placate the physicians, their attorneys said Thursday, arguing that the rules still impose unreasonable and “irrational” requirements.
Mortar Board society to honor KU faculty, staff
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A4
A Kansas University honor society will recognize five KU faculty and staff members as outstanding educators during an upcoming exhibition basketball game.
NCAA approves sweeping reforms
October 28, 2011 in print edition on B2
The scandal-plagued NCAA is moving swiftly to clean up its image.
Injured vet spent day at work, nights at protest
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A9
The Iraq War veteran injured during a clash between police and anti-Wall Street protesters this week wasn’t taking part in the demonstrations out of economic need.
After poor debates, Perry may skip some
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A8
Rick Perry may skip some upcoming GOP presidential debates, sidestepping a campaign staple that hasn’t been kind to the Texas governor in his first two months on the national stage. It’s a decision that ultimately could cause other Republicans to bow out of the more than half-dozen face-offs scheduled between now and the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3.
Europe crafts debt deal that pleases markets
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A8
The excruciating work of inking a deal to contain their two-year debt crisis over, European leaders turned Thursday to a potentially more difficult task: implementing the agreement that asks banks to take on bigger losses on Greece’s debts and hopes to boost the region’s arsenal against market turmoil.
Pump patrol
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.23 at several stations.
Summer growth calms recession fears: Will it last?
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A9
A summer of modest economic growth is helping dispel lingering fears that another recession might be near.
Minimal trash
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A10
I live alone and generate very little trash that needs disposed of through the city’s collection system. I recycle for free all the items Walmart’s recycling service accepts, which is almost anything. Doesn’t even cost me car expenses as I shop at Walmart and go there periodically anyway.
Need for change not so crazy
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A10
Is Lawrence some sort of liberal Disneyland? One with many opportunities to participate in worthwhile activities that are helpful and make us feel good but which, in the long run, do nothing to bring about fundamental change in the inequities and flawed policies that are so evident in our society?
Gadhafi’s death fitting for defiant dictator
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A10
You’ve got your Mexican standoff, your Russian roulette, your Chinese water torture. And now, your Libyan crossfire. That’s when a pistol is applied to the head and a bullet crosses from one temple to the other.
Organizational void
The Kansas Arts Commission needs money, but it is in even greater need of a viable organization.
October 28, 2011 in print edition on A10
Much attention has been paid to the loss of state funding for the arts following Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of the entire Kansas Arts Commission budget earlier this year.
Horoscope for Oct. 28
October 28, 2011
This year your ability to relate and communicate proves to be positive financially. Adapt your style even more depending on different people and situations. If you are single, you will have to push suitors away. You might enjoy dating even more. If you are attached, you will see a change in your sweetie that you view positively. Sagittarius has great money ideas.
Do detectives live happily ever after?
October 28, 2011
Fairy tales can come true. At least on television. Last Sunday, ABC premiered “Once Upon a Time” to a large audience. Tonight, NBC counters with “Grimm” (8 p.m.), a less-enchanting series.
100 years ago: Area families use pets as lawn-mowers
October 28, 2011
“Broer Gustafson, who lives at 942 New Hampshire street, has probably the most novel idea for keeping his grass cut.”
Kansas basketball notes: Thomas Robinson OK after injury
October 28, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University junior basketball forward Thomas Robinson posed for pictures and signed autographs for hordes of female fans who attended Thursday’s “Ladies Night Out With Bill Self” in Allen Fieldhouse.