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Archive for Saturday, September 3, 2011

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Rural Lawrence man found dead following accident while spraying fields
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 66-year-old Lawrence man was found dead Saturday afternoon following an accident on his all-terrain vehicle.
Lawrence man arrested after striking parked cars, flipping own vehicle
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
Police arrested an 18-year-old Lawrence man Saturday evening after the vehicle he was driving crashed into three parked cars before flipping onto its side.
Obama appeals for passage of bill to boost roads jobs
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A7
President Barack Obama is appealing to Congress to pass a transportation bill that would put money in the pipeline for roads and construction jobs, arguing that it’s an economic imperative.
Motorcycle passenger killed in crash outside of Oskaloosa
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 48-year-old Meriden woman died today in a two-vehicle accident on Kansas Highway 92 , just east of Oskaloosa.
Former KU coach Don Fambrough, 88, passes away
01:47 p.m., September 3, 2011 Updated 04:03 p.m.
Former Kansas University football player and coach Don Fambrough passed away today at the age of 88.
AWOL soldier dies after standoff
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A2
A Fort Riley soldier who did not show up for the second day of his court martial for raping a child died after a standoff with law enforcement officers.
Temporary homes for dogs sought
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A2
The Lawrence Humane Society is seeking the community’s help in housing owner-submitted dogs through Sept. 17.
Sandbags coming down in some river communities
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A2
At least a few Missouri River towns that have been dealing with flooding all summer are finally seeing some hope: The water has receded enough to start removing sandbags.
Theatre Lawrence asks city for $100K
Group is trying to meet Sept. 30 fundraising deadline; goal is $6.2M
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A1
Lawrence city commissioners are being asked to provide $100,000 in public funding to help a Lawrence community theater group complete a multimillion-dollar campaign to build a new theater in west Lawrence.
Tonganoxie teen placed on probation in battery case
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
An 18-year-old Tonganoxie man has been placed on supervised probation and cannot have unsupervised contact with females who are minors, a Leavenworth County District Court Judge ruled Friday in Leavenworth.
LHS football electric
September 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
On a warm Friday night, when the Big 12 grew closer to extinction, the Lawrence High football team turned the clock back to Big Eight days with a dominant performance.
Brandon Rush, Julian Wright to play in Sept. 24 alumni game
September 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University basketball standouts Brandon Rush and Julian Wright have confirmed they will be playing in the Legends of the Phog alumni game at 4 p.m., Sept. 24, in Allen Fieldhouse.
Wichita pastor told to stay away from Islam center
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
A Wichita pastor who preaches against Islam has been ordered to stay 1,000 feet away from the Islamic Society of Wichita after he was arrested while distributing Bibles in front of the center.
Starbucks CEO to host town hall on politics
September 3, 2011 in print edition on C8
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz changed how America drinks coffee. Now, he wants to change the political system.
Obama yields on smog rule
September 3, 2011 in print edition on C8
In a dramatic reversal, President Barack Obama on Friday scrubbed a clean-air regulation that aimed to reduce health-threatening smog, yielding to bitterly protesting businesses and congressional Republicans who complained the rule would kill jobs in America’s ailing economy.
Hiring standstill points to growing recession risk
September 3, 2011 in print edition on C8
Employers added no jobs in August — an alarming setback for the economy that renewed fears of another recession and raised pressure on Washington to end the hiring standstill.
Irene’s flooding threatens leaf season
September 3, 2011 in print edition on C8
The flood damage in New England is all but certain to hurt Vermont’s vital leaf-peeping season, when thousands of tourists come to see the autumn colors, pick apples, visit craft fairs and, at the end of the day, go to sleep under a down comforter at a historic inn.
GOP lawmakers mull Labor Day appearances
September 3, 2011 in print edition on C8
As a Republican, state Sen. Pam Galloway knows she might be as unwelcome as rain at this weekend’s Labor Day parade in Wisconsin. The threat of possible hecklers, though, won’t keep her from the event.
E.U. bans Syrian oil
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A6
The European Union banned oil imports from Syria on Friday in a move that will cost the embattled regime millions of dollars each day as it tries to crush a resilient uprising that has railed against the country’s authoritarian government for more than five months.
Fidel Castro silence sparks speculation on his health
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A6
It’s been more than a year since Fidel Castro burst back on the scene with a spate of public appearances and dire warnings of nuclear Armageddon
4-H news for September 3, 2011
September 3, 2011
Douglas County FCE and Kansas State Research and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences announce their September program “An Invitation To Dine.”
Club news for September 3, 2011
September 3, 2011
The University Bridge Club announces results of its Aug. 27 meeting. Hosts were Alice Akin, Lois Liebert, Virginia Williams and Florence McNicoll.
Scouting news for September 3, 2011
September 3, 2011
Hidden Valley Camp at Kasold and Bob Billings Parkway will hold a fall work day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11.
Around and About for September 3, 2011
September 3, 2011
Stuart Wakeman, Lawrence, has been chosen to advance and compete in the National FFA Proficiency Award Competition with his FFA Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Entrepreneurship Proficiency.
Mock bank robbery coming to Downtown Lawrence
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A1
A bank robbery’s pending in downtown Lawrence.
Lawrence man reports audio speakers stolen
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 53-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Wednesday the theft of audio speakers from the 2100 block of Haskell Avenue.
Eudora resident reports theft of Ford Explorer
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 39-year-old Eudora man reported to police Thursday the theft of a 2000 Ford Explorer.
Area High School Roundup: Tongie ends skid, 34-6
September 3, 2011 in print edition on B4
Two days after its head coach resigned amid controversy surrounding a confrontation with a player, Tonganoxie High’s football team ended a tumultuous week and an eight-game losing streak Friday with a 34-6 victory at Bishop Ward.
Volleyball wins pair
September 3, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s volleyball team won a pair of matches Friday in the Jayhawk Invitational at Horejsi Center.
KU soccer rolls, 3-1
September 3, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kat Liebetrau collected six saves, and Kansas University’s soccer team secured a 3-1 victory over Missouri State on Friday.
KU XC has lofty goals
September 3, 2011 in print edition on B3
If the expectations for the Kansas University cross country teams weren’t high enough, athletic director Sheahon Zenger made sure the teams knew that he wants to see success.
Veritas Christian romps past Steelville, 58-34
September 3, 2011 in print edition on B3
Nick Bennett had 17 carries for 201 yards and four touchdowns and threw for three more as Veritas Christian School opened its football season with a 58-34 victory over Steelville (Mo.) on Friday.
Wild finish as Baylor edges No. 14 TCU
September 3, 2011 in print edition on B2
Aaron Jones kicked a 37-yard field goal with 1:04 left and Baylor averted a monumental collapse to pull out a 50-48 season-opening victory over 14th-ranked TCU on Friday.
OU pres says school is exploring options
September 3, 2011 in print edition on B2
University of Oklahoma president David Boren says multiple conferences have shown interest in the Sooners recently and he expects to decide whether to leave the Big 12 or not within the next three weeks.Boren said Friday that Oklahoma is seeking stability in its conference relationship.
Faked-death hoaxes get the spotlight
September 3, 2011
The sage advice, “Don’t try this at home,” certainly applies to “I Faked My Own Death” (9 p.m., Discovery), a new three-part series about people driven to extremes.
Horoscope for Sept. 3
September 3, 2011
Your precision and emphasis on details allow unusual depth and perception, if you detach. You could become well known for your ability to sleuth out an issue and come up with several viable alternatives. If you are single, a newfound intensity draws potential suitors. If you are attached, don’t turn a magnifier on your partner and indulge in criticism. Rather, accept your sweetie. Sagittarius can be an emotional weight.
100 years ago: Armed melon thief threatens local farmer
September 3, 2011
“Ernest Crosby … went to rob Perkins melon patch and when the owner interfered he drew a gun and dared the man to come on.”
40 years ago: Chamber of Commerce helps city ‘Go Big Blue’
September 3, 2011
A so-called “epidemic of Big Blue Fever” had hit Lawrence, and it was expected to last through fall.
Not working
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A7
Is everyone enjoying the “change” and “new direction” Barack Obama promised three years ago? Not so much.
Summer break puts focus on baseballc
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A7
In that fleeting interval between earthquake/hurricane and the president’s 57th (or so) major national address next Thursday, I can finally devote a summer column to the finest efflorescence of that season this city has to offer: the Washington Nationals.
Let U.S. students tackle all the tough issues
September 3, 2011 in print edition on A7
During Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s recent campaign swing through New Hampshire, he said that American high school students should be left to decide what is science and what isn’t.
25 years ago: Lawrence kindergartens welcome 700 new students
September 3, 2011
Lawrence school officials were optimistic that they were looking at an increase in enrollment.
Faith Forum: How does your faith affect your daily life?
September 3, 2011
The Rev. Shannah McAleer and David Berkowitz answer.