Archive for Friday, September 2, 2011

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On the street
Photo galleries
Antique cars converge on Lawrence The day in photos, September 2, 2011
Are you considering buying earthquake insurance?

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I already have earthquake insurance
Total 535
Will you pledge an hour of volunteer time in honor of 9/11 victims?

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Total 266
For Lawrencians, what's more notable, that William S. Burroughs used to live here or that Bonnie and Clyde robbed a local bank in 1932?

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William S. Burroughs
Bonnie and Clyde
Total 748

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services announced Friday that it will be closing the Lawrence SRS service center, 1901 Del. Four communities — including Lawrence — agree to pay state to retain SRS offices
September 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Three other towns have joined Lawrence in paying the state welfare agency to keep their local offices open, it was announced Thursday.
10:00 a.m.
A new bronze Jayhawk sculpture landed outside the east side of the Anderson Family Football Complex on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. The sculpture will begin a tradition for the football players to touch the Hawk's beak for luck when exiting the locker-room during games. Setting the sculpture in place from left is Eric Epperson, with Fullbright Sign, Lawrence, John Free, of The Bronze Horse, Pawhuska, Okla., the sculptor, and his wife Cindy Free. KU football players hope to find some luck with newly installed bronze Jayhawk
September 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A new bronze Jayhawk statue found its perch Thursday just outside the Anderson Family Football Complex facing the south side of Memorial Stadium.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence police and medics respond to a wreck reportedly involving a motorcycle and a car near Iowa Street and University Drive on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. 23-year-old Lawrence man identified as victim in fatal motorcycle accident
September 1, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence police Thursday afternoon identified a 23-year-old Lawrence man as the motorcyclist who died in a head-on crash Wednesday evening on Iowa Street.
6:00 p.m.
Because available bathrooms are too far from the new Lawrence High School baseball field, the school district now must build some restrooms at the LHS baseball complex. The question is where will the money come from. Duty calls ­— Lawrence school district to install restrooms at LHS, Free State ballfields
September 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The Lawrence school district is bracing to spend an unexpected $300,000 to comply with building codes regarding installation of permanent seating for baseball at Free State and Lawrence high schools.

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Opening statement: Lions start season with pummeling of SM West
10:37 p.m., September 2, 2011 Updated 10:57 p.m. in print edition on B1
LHS claimed a convincing season-opening victory over SM West at the Lions’ field.
Firebirds roughed up, 35-14
Firebird football team loses season-opener on road
10:08 p.m., September 2, 2011 Updated 01:32 a.m. in print edition on B1
Free State fell to Olathe South, 35-14, on Friday.
LHS football team leads at halftime; Free State trails
September 2, 2011
Lawrence High’s football game against SM West was delayed 45 minutes at halftime after the lights on one side of the field went out.
OU president takes latest swing at Big 12’s future
September 2, 2011
With everyone still exhaling from reaching a resolution on Texas A&M’s decision to leave the Big 12, Oklahoma has entered the picture.
Two people injured in car accident on U.S. 24-40 near Lawrence Airport
06:46 p.m., September 2, 2011 Updated 07:41 p.m.
At least two people are injured — one critically — after a serious accident on U.S. Highway 24/40 near the Lawrence Airport.
Douglas County officials ask to be put in single congressional district
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A1
Douglas County is getting the short end of the redistricting stick in two ways, local officials on Friday told key legislators who will be re-drawing political district maps.
Lawrence driver’s license office closed Wednesday morning
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Lawrence driver’s license office will be closed Wednesday morning for installation of new equipment and software to simplify the driver’s license process and verify documents.
Spreading the word: Teaching English abroad gives KU grads trip of a lifetime
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A3
After graduating from Kansas University with a degree in film in 2008, Gabriel Rebeck packed up and moved to a small fishing village on the southern most tip of Japan.
Officials want Douglas County put in one congressional district
01:20 p.m., September 2, 2011 Updated 03:00 p.m.
Prior to 2002, Douglas County was in the 3rd district, which also includes Johnson and Wyandotte counties.
Douglas County Bank fund set up to help Lawrence family whose house burned
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County Bank is accepting donations to help a Lawrence family whose northern Lawrence home was damaged in a fire Thursday.
Minor injuries reported in Friday morning accident on K-10
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A5
One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries Friday morning after a rollover accident on Kansas Highway 10 near De Soto, said Master Deputy Tom Erickson, a Johnson County Sheriff’s spokesman. staff’s Week 1 college football picks
September 2, 2011
The following are the Journal-World staffers’ picks for Week 1 of the college football season.
Police identify driver, investigating whether alcohol was a factor in crash into Sixth Street porch
09:31 a.m., September 2, 2011 Updated 03:13 p.m. in print edition on A5
Lawrence police Friday were investigating whether alcohol played a factor in the Thursday evening crash in which a man drove his truck into a porch on Sixth Street.
Kansas National Guard team deploying to Afghanistan to help farmers
September 2, 2011
The fourth Kansas National Guard agribusiness development team is preparing to leave for a deployment to Afghanistan.
Town Talk: Theatre Lawrence seeking $100,000 in city funding; neighborhood group to oppose Lowe’s; a pending ‘bank robbery’ in Downtown Lawrence
September 2, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
First Bell: Plans for permanent restrooms no matter of survival at Free State; soccer, softball fields in compliance; code calls for more toilets for women than men
September 2, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Heard on the Hill: New Zaarly website comes to KU; historical images from KU Libraries available online; international architect to speak in Lawrence Sept. 8
September 2, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Battery charges filed in bar fight
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County prosecutors Thursday filed an aggravated battery charge against a 47-year-old Lawrence man accused of injuring his ex-girlfriend during a fight at a bar last weekend.
Woman ticketed for failing to yield before accident
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A5
Lawrence police ticketed an 18-year-old Lawrence woman Wednesday afternoon for failing to yield to another driver in a rollover accident near 22nd Street and Kasold Drive.
Despite bumpy month, economy shows signs of growth
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A7
August began with rising fears that another recession was about to hit. That was then. A month later, the economy and the stock market appear more resilient, suggesting that consumers, businesses and investors remain confident enough to keep spending.
D.A. to decide charges for unlawful credit card use
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A5
Sarna said police will forward information to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for a decision about whether to file charges against a 36-year-old Lawrence man who is accused of using a 67-year-old Lawrence man’s credit card unlawfully 58 times in an eight-month period.
Pump patrol
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.55 at several stations.
Analysis: Quakes pose greater risk to nuclear reactors than previously thought
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A7
The risk that an earthquake would cause a severe accident at a U.S. nuclear plant is greater than previously thought, 24 times as high in one case, according to an AP analysis of preliminary government data. The nation’s nuclear regulator believes a quarter of America’s reactors may need modifications to make them safer.
Lawrence announces new girls soccer coach
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B10
Of the 30-plus soccer players waiting to hear the name of Lawrence High’s new girls soccer coach, nobody knew who it could possibly be.
Lions tennis battles heat
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B10
Lawrence High girls tennis coach Chris Marshall hasn’t been with his team for very long and has a lot to learn about his players.
Football player taken to hospital
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B10
Free State High varsity football coach Bob Lisher confirmed Thursday night that a freshman football player from Olathe South High was taken to the hospital after being injured during the Free State freshman team’s season opener against the Falcons on Thursday at FSHS.
Firebirds volleyball splits in Lansing
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B10
Free State High’s volleyball team went 1-1 to open its season Thursday at Lansing.
FSHS tennis takes third at quad
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B10
Free State High’s girls tennis team took third on Thursday in the Junction City quadrangular.
FSHS soccer edges Bonner Springs, 2-1
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B10
Free State High senior Jake Walter scored two goals, and the FSHS boys soccer team toppled Bonner Springs, 2-1, on Thursday in the season opener.
Chiefs edged by Packers
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B10
Don’t tell Green Bay Packers linebacker Vic So’oto the last preseason game doesn’t mean anything.
KU to a bowl game? It’s possible
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B10
Last month,’s Brad Edwards revealed that he picked Kansas University’s football team to play in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl this December.
SM West awaits Lawrence High football
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B10
Lawrence High’s football team doesn’t have to wait long for a challenge.
Morris twins take lockout in stride
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University basketball forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris prefer to look at the bright side regarding the NBA lockout.
No place like home: Lions settled into new digs, ready for season
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B1
Two years removed from having to travel all over the city, Lawrence High athletes are enjoying their new on-campus facilities, and it seems to already be having a positive impact on the teams.
FSHS football faces tough test in opener at O-South
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B1
Free State High football coach Bob Lisher admits this year’s team isn’t as big or deep as some teams he’s had in the past.
Royals outlast Tigers
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B3
Danny Duffy overthrew his catcher on an intentional walk, and Alcides Escobar struck out on a pitch that hit him in the shoulder. This wasn’t the prettiest of games for the Kansas City Royals, but Jeff Francoeur and his teammates managed to outslug Detroit.
Serena devastates Krajicek in U.S. Open
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B2
Neither her words nor her play indicated that Serena Williams was distracted one bit Thursday at the U.S. Open.
Texas says it tried to partner with A&M
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B2
Texas A&M could have been a partner with Texas in a lucrative television network but wasn’t interested in joining the Longhorns when the idea was hatched, Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Thursday.
Delayed decision
Keeping students out of class while debating their eligibility to play on a university athletic team sends a poor message.
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A8
When it comes to supporting “student athletes” at U.S. universities, it seems that athletic issues always take precedence over academic issues.
Survival instinct
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A8
I would like to answer the questions raised by David Omar’s Aug. 30 Public Forum comments on “Discrimination:” “Why is it that our nature compels us to condemn that which we don’t understand or don’t want to embrace? Have we lost that ability to accept or did we ever have it?”
Texas jobs
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A8
Brownback touted himself as creating jobs in Kansas when he got elected.
Timid efforts
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A8
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins has just sent me an email, unveiling her version of a jobs plan.
Art anniversary
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A8
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Final Fridays first year anniversary art walk!
Petraeus faces new policy challenge
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A8
When David Petraeus takes over as CIA director next week, he will confront a tricky problem: CIA analysts who will be working for him concluded in a recent assessment that the war in Afghanistan is heading toward a “stalemate” — a view with which Petraeus disagrees.
100 years ago: Excessive heat ushers in new month
September 2, 2011
“September shows an inclination to break into the record column.”
25 years ago: Pedestrian signals planned for 23rd & Louisiana
September 2, 2011
New crossing signals were expected to make the busy intersection of 23rd and Louisiana safer for pedestrians.
40 years ago: City program helped teens find summer work
September 2, 2011
The city’s Summer Teen Employment Program (STEP) had wrapped up a successful year.
Married banter and survivalist shenanigans
September 2, 2011
A man and a woman stranded on a desert island — the setup for stories and punch lines for decades, if not centuries — has inspired the series “Man, Woman, Wild” (8 p.m., Discovery), now in its second season.
Horoscope for Sept. 2
September 2, 2011
This year, you open up to new situations. With creativity and a willingness to experience the new, you grow into a new world. If you are single, a new door opens, and you meet someone quite exotic. If you are attached, keep the lines of communication open. Go on more old-fashioned dates. Scorpio always enjoy chatting with you.
Big 12 creating anxiety
September 2, 2011 in print edition on B1
A basketball Cinderella story plays out in the NCAA Tournament. Inevitably, the focus shifts away from celebrating the players who made it happen to guessing the coach’s next job. What a buzz kill for the alumni.