Archive for Friday, September 2, 2011

Also from September 2

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

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
86%
I already have earthquake insurance
 
9%
Yes
 
4%
Total 535
Will you pledge an hour of volunteer time in honor of 9/11 victims?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
71%
Yes
 
28%
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?

Poll results

Response Percent
William S. Burroughs
 
57%
Bonnie and Clyde
 
42%
Total 748
Videos

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.

All stories

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.
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.
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.
Texas jobs
September 2, 2011 in print edition on A8
Brownback touted himself as creating jobs in Kansas when he got elected.