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Exonerated, but still not free

Joe Jones was the first person in the state to be exonerated of a crime by DNA evidence, but life after prison has been difficult.

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Iowa St. upends No. 19 Texas Tech 41-7
October 29, 2011
Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads watched as redshirt freshman Jared Barnett’s confidence grew.
Missouri beats No. 16 Texas A&M 38-31 in OT
October 29, 2011
Missouri quarterback James Franklin had the worst game of his short career last week, with four turnovers in the second half a loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State.
Joseph Randle has 4 TDs, No. 3 Cowboys beat Baylor 59-24
October 29, 2011
When it mattered the most, No. 3 Oklahoma State made every yard seem like the longest yard for Robert Griffin III and Baylor.
No. 11 Sooners roll over No. 10 K-State, 58-17
October 29, 2011
Landry Jones and Ryan Broyles put Oklahoma’s season back on track.
KU athletics department says $58.8 million debt ‘manageable’
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A1
According to documents from Kansas Athletics Inc. and an interview with its chief financial officer, the athletics department owes about $58.8 million in debt as of the end of the 2011 fiscal year, which ended June 30.
State helium fields nearly exhausted
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A12
Kansas has been one of the world’s biggest producers of helium for more than a century. But that may be ending.
Kansas officials looking for people in Atchison grain elevator explosion
09:43 p.m., October 29, 2011 Updated 01:34 a.m. in print edition on A7
A hunt was on for survivors of an explosion at a northeast Kansas grain elevator injured at least two people Saturday, shaking the ground for miles around and sending a fireball high into the night sky that was visible across the river in Missouri.
For first Kansan exonerated through DNA, freedom remains elusive
Joe Jones made history when he was exonerated of a 1985 rape. But the chance encounter that put him behind bars haunts him nearly 20 years later.
October 29, 2011
It’s been a long, winding road for Joe Jones, from convicted rapist to one of the first people in the country exonerated by DNA, to where he is today: an unemployed former drug addict who’s spent the past decade in and out prison for crimes he really did commit.
Eyewitnesses not always reliable
Psychology of racial preconceptions, trauma can influence statements
October 29, 2011
Lawrence Wrightsman, a Kansas University psychology professor who submitted a report in Joe Jones’ 1986 trial, points to many misconceptions when it comes to eyewitness identifications in criminal cases.
Local author to hold book signing
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A5
Lawrence resident Bryan Welch will discuss his recently released book “Beautiful and Abundant” at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive.
Soldier sentenced to 2 years on probation
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Douglas County judge Thursday sentenced a 20-year-old Fort Leavenworth solider to serve two years on probation for his involvement in a December fight in downtown Lawrence in which a 20-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man was stabbed.
Woman’s car reported stolen
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 21-year-old Lawrence woman reported her 1989 Pontiac Bonneville was stolen Thursday.
Building the case for historic preservation
October 29, 2011
Don’t tell Dennis Brown that buildings don’t matter. Buildings matter for a lot of reasons — sometimes because they speak for people who no longer can.
Court in indirect talks with Gadhafi son
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A8
The International Criminal Court is in indirect negotiations with slain Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s son about his possible surrender for trial, the chief prosecutor said Friday.
Report: Security improved in Afghanistan
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A8
Despite improvements to security in Afghanistan, militants operating from safe havens in Pakistan and chronic problems with the Kabul government pose significant risks to a “durable, stable Afghanistan,” according to a Pentagon progress report released Friday.
Americans spending more with income almost flat
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A8
Americans are making a little more money and spending a lot more.
No anthrax vaccine being tested on children — for now
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A8
Should the anthrax vaccine be tested in children? It will be a while longer before the government decides.
Many cities leaving Wall Street protesters alone
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A8
While more U.S. cities are resorting to force to break up the Wall Street protests, many others — Philadelphia, New York, Minneapolis and Portland, Ore., among them — are content to let the demonstrations go on for now.
Jayhawk flag back home after duty in Afghanistan
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A1
During her regular patrols, operating out of a post in the shadows of the Hindu Kush mountains, Army Spec. Janna Johnson would respond to calls and report positions and request assistance using the same radio call sign she’d been assigned when her unit arrived in Pul-E-Sayed eight months earlier.
Scouting news for October 29, 2011
October 29, 2011
Venture Crew 2055, chartered to Westside Presbyterian Church, spent Sept. 23-24 at Wilson State Park mountain biking the trails.
25 years ago: Lawrence educators watching outcome of ‘book-banning’ lawsuit
October 29, 2011
Lawrence school officials were keeping their eyes on the appeal process of a successful lawsuit by Christian fundamentalists in Tennessee against their local school district.
40 years ago: Baby abandoned in car on chilly night
October 29, 2011
On a recent night with temperatures averaging 49 to 52 degrees, passersby had heard a baby crying from the back seat of a parked car.
North Carolina runaway No. 1 in AP preseason poll
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B2
North Carolina broke a tie with its fiercest rival and moved into one with one of college basketball’s most storied programs.
Tale of the tape: KU vs. Texas
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B6
Kansas, which ranks 31st in the country in rushing yards per game (188), seems to have narrowed its attack to a three-back approach that includes sophomore James Sims (485 yards, 7 touchdowns) and true freshmen Darrian Miller (320, 4) and Tony Pierson (285, 2).
Cowboys hope Justin Blackmon back Saturday against Baylor
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B6
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy had enough trouble convincing All-American receiver Justin Blackmon he wasn’t going to get to play again after taking a shot to the head.
Tech aims to put OU win behind
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B6
Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege is hoping for a memory lapse when the 19th-ranked Red Raiders take the field tonight against Iowa State.
Aggies recall loss to MU
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B6
Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman was so unhappy with his team’s 30-9 loss to Missouri last season that he set fire to the game plan, play book and tape the Monday after the game.
KU soccer falls, 3-0
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B4
Oklahoma spoiled Kansas University’s soccer senior day, 3-0, on Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Kansas overrated at No. 13
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B4
As favorites, underdogs and somewhere in between, Kansas University’s basketball team has won at least a share of the Big 12 title seven seasons in a row.
FSHS girls top hope from city at state CC
Free State boys, both LHS squads qualify individuals
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B4
When Class 6A state cross country races begin this morning at Rim Rock Farm, a number of city high school runners will be looking to improve upon last year’s finish, while one team will do its best to chase down a state championship.
Firebirds left smarting
Lions ‘came out here ready to play. We weren’t’
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B3
With an injury-plagued Lawrence High football team coming across town Friday to Free State, the Firebirds were licking their collective chops and feeling like a win, a district championship and a trip to the playoffs all would be theirs by the end of the night.
Wild! Cards roll to Series title
Night after dramatic comeback, St. Louis cruises to 6-2, Game 7 win
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B1
Pushed to the brink, the St. Louis Cardinals saved themselves. A frantic rush to reach the postseason on the final day. A nifty pair of comebacks in the playoffs. Two desperate rallies in Game 6.
Upset city: Shorthanded LHS ends Firebirds’ season
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd went to junior running back Tyrone Jenkins Saturday morning to give him a new challenge.
True liberation
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A9
The Faith question on Oct. 23 asked: “How do you tie faith into the culture of a town like Lawrence?”
Enforcement gap
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A9
The Orchards Golf Course, which I own, has been repeatedly vandalized throughout the summer.
Treasured service
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A9
I am a retiree, one of that demographic Lawrence wants to attract, and moved here about a year ago.
Travel option
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A9
The task force that is exploring enticing more retirees to live in Lawrence might wish to add our excellent Amtrak service and passenger station to their list of positives.
Tunisia seeks to blend Islam, democracy
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A9
This small Mediterranean country with its educated populace and large middle class has become the test case for whether democracy and Islam can mix.
Around and About for October 29, 2011
October 29, 2011
Alumni of Oread Training School/University High School will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the school today.
4-H news for October 29, 2011
October 29, 2011
The Stull Busy Beavers 4-H Club met Sept. 13 at the Stull United Methodist Church Faith and Friendship Center.
Club news for October 29, 2011
October 29, 2011
Altrusa International Inc. of Lawrence will host an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.
Military news for October 29, 2011
October 29, 2011
Capt. Maurice Knot, Lawrence, will be inducted into the 35th Infantry Division Hall of Fame in September 2012.
NBA cancels all games through Nov. 30
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B2
As NBA players and owners wait to see who will blink first, fans are stuck staring at a blank calendar.
Familiar face awaits KU
Texas reunion, starring Darrell Wyatt
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B10
During the recruitment of Kansas University freshman JaCorey Shepherd, one man led the charge.
KU’s defensive woes weigh on coordinator Vic Shealy
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B6
Kansas University football defensive coordinator Vic Shealy talks to reporters Wednesday with his teenage son, Will, a few steps behind him.
Practice leaves Larry Brown wanting
October 29, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University’s basketball team practiced for a little over two hours Friday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. The spirited session was much shorter than most of those conducted by former KU coach Larry Brown from 1984 to ’88.
Cassandra, the bland witch
October 29, 2011
I’ve long been vaguely fascinated by the “Good Witch” movies starring Catherine Bell (“Army Wives”) as the blandly bewitching Cassandra Nightingale. For reasons I can’t quite explain, I’m bowled over by their banality. I’m staggered by the predictability and amazed by the false soap-opera quality of the dialogue. Mostly, I’m intrigued by Cassie’s ultra laid-back approach to her craft. If she were any more placid, she’d be in a coma.
Faith Forum: What should Christians make of all the devil, demon and ghost talk associated with Halloween?
October 29, 2011
The Rev. Barry Watts and the Rev. John McFarland answer.
100 years ago: First snow arrives in Kansas
October 29, 2011
“A light snow was general pretty nearly all over the state of Kansas during the twenty-four hours ending last evening.”
Leadership issues coming to light at KU Medical Center
October 29, 2011 in print edition on A3
These are stressful and delicate times at the Kansas University Medical Center.