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Archive for Sunday, September 4, 2011

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6:00 a.m.
Kansas receivers Kale Pick (7) and JaCorey Shepherd bump chests after Shepherd's second touchdown of the game against McNeese State during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at Kivisto Field. Squares ruining athletics
September 4, 2011 in print edition on 1B
It looks as if the days of Kansas University playing in the same conference as Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are numbered. Based on the pass defense’s performance in Saturday’s season opener, it’s evident the Jayhawks already are not in the same league as the Sooners and Cowboys.
10:00 a.m.
Johnny Smith, left, consoles Rachael Wiley, 6, as she has trouble getting things together for another school day Aug. 19 at the Lawrence Community Shelter, 204 W. 10th St. It’s heartbreaking’: Families adjust to homeless life together at shelter
September 4, 2011 in print edition on 3A
A $13 plastic storage bin is a hot commodity at the Lawrence Community Shelter, 214 W. 10th St.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University student Caitie Hilton, Lawrence,  began showing signs of depression in her early teens. Now, after years of treatment and in pursuit of a degree in social welfare, Hilton says she feels more on track. Student faces ‘long road’ to overcoming mental illness
September 4, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Caitie Hilton’s academic transcript at Kansas University, at first glance, doesn’t look very impressive. Multiple withdrawals from classes, entire semesters missed and only two year’s worth of credits despite being at KU for five years since graduating from Lawrence High School. But looked at from another perspective, Hilton’s academic progress is an inspirational story of a local woman who refuses let her mental illness keep her from success.
6:00 p.m.
Ted Smith, Lawrence, and his daughters Sydney, 5, and Samantha, 3, ride the Midland Railway during the Railroadiana Labor Day Railfest in Baldwin City, Saturday, Sept. 3. Rides continue through Monday. Old train a vintage ride down memory lane
September 4, 2011 in print edition on 3A
For some, riding on a vintage train car was a fun Saturday activity. For two men, it was coming home. “This was my life,” said Eldon Denney, 81.

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Winery, feds reach deal in elderberry case
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A12
A federal judge has approved a settlement in a civil lawsuit filed by the government against a Kansas winery over claims about the medicinal benefits of elderberry juice concentrate.
Community homeless shelter faces overflow every day
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Community Shelter staff member Elizabeth Stevens sits in a small office at the shelter on recent weekday looking at a list, tallying up the total number of people signed up for a spot at the shelter overnight.
Board member interested in International Baccalaureate for schools
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A1
A potential magnet-school concept is up for discussion in the Lawrence school district.
Vatican rejects Irish criticism over sex abuse
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A9
The Vatican on Saturday vigorously rejected accusations it had sabotaged efforts by Irish bishops to report priests who sexually abused children to police and charged that the Irish prime minister had made an “unfounded” attack against the Holy See.
Documents show ties between Libyan leader’s regime, CIA
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A9
The CIA and other Western intelligence agencies worked closely with the ousted regime of Moammar Gadhafi, sharing tips and cooperating in handing over terror suspects for interrogation to a regime known to use torture, according to a trove of security documents discovered after the fall of Tripoli.
Student faces ‘long road’ to overcoming mental illness
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A3
Caitie Hilton’s academic transcript at Kansas University, at first glance, doesn’t look very impressive. Multiple withdrawals from classes, entire semesters missed and only two year’s worth of credits despite being at KU for five years since graduating from Lawrence High School. But looked at from another perspective, Hilton’s academic progress is an inspirational story of a local woman who refuses let her mental illness keep her from success.
Tropical Storm Lee drifts just off Louisiana
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A9
Bands of heavy rain and strong wind gusts from Tropical Storm Lee knocked out power to thousands in Louisiana and Mississippi on Saturday and prompted evacuations in bayou towns like Jean Lafitte, where water was lapping at the front doors of some homes.
Small Kansas town strikes up enduring relationship with NYC firefighters
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A1
The sun will rise in New York City on Sept. 11.
It’s heartbreaking’: Families adjust to homeless life together at shelter
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A3
A $13 plastic storage bin is a hot commodity at the Lawrence Community Shelter, 214 W. 10th St.
3-week cattle drive kicks off near Caldwell
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A5
The history of Kansas will come alive in the next three weeks, as Texas Longhorns and other horned cattle are driven across part of the state to celebrate Kansas’ 150th anniversary.
Local events planned to commemorate Sept. 11
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A2
In honor of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center is asking the local community to pledge one volunteer hour for each of the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks.
Old train a vintage ride down memory lane
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A3
For some, riding on a vintage train car was a fun Saturday activity. For two men, it was coming home. “This was my life,” said Eldon Denney, 81.
In bad economy, Westar rates rise
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A1
Westar Energy ratepayers have been hit with $265 million in rate increases during the worst economy in decades. Westar now wants more.
Copper theft leads to power outage
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A6
The theft of $425 worth of copper managed to inconvenience hundreds of electric customers in northeast Kansas.
Fire knocks 4 Kansas radio stations off air
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A6
Four Kansas radio stations are off the air following an early-morning fire in downtown Hutchinson.
Schools adding iPads, trimming textbooks
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A6
For incoming freshmen at western Connecticut’s suburban Brookfield High School, hefting a backpack weighed down with textbooks is about to give way to tapping out notes and flipping electronic pages on a glossy iPad tablet computer.
As race ramps up, GOP asks if Perry can stay on top
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A10
The Republican race for the White House is about to accelerate dramatically, with a series of debates and events testing if Rick Perry has staying power and Mitt Romney can keep focusing on the president instead of his GOP rivals.
Congress returns this week, unpopular as well as divided
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A10
Congress returns to work this coming week, divided over measures to create jobs and scorned by the nation it was elected to help lead.
40 years ago: KU football and related contests getting under way
September 4, 2011
New Kansas University football coach Don Fambrough and his team were preparing for Saturday, Sept. 11, when the 1971 football season would get underway.
Squares ruining athletics
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B1
It looks as if the days of Kansas University playing in the same conference as Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are numbered. Based on the pass defense’s performance in Saturday’s season opener, it’s evident the Jayhawks already are not in the same league as the Sooners and Cowboys.
KU celebrates season-opening win
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B1
The perfect opening-game scenario for Kansas University’s true freshmen must have looked something like this: Darrian Miller runs hard all night and has every carry but one go for positive yardage; Tony Pierson picks up a touchdown and delivers a few electrifying runs; and JaCorey Shepherd, the wide receiver teammates said all summer was nearly unguardable, picks up a TD in his first game.
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B5
Preoccupied with preparing for his team’s 42-24, season-opening victory against McNeese State for most of the day Saturday, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill took time out after the game to comment on the passing of legendary KU coach and supporter Don Fambrough, who died Saturday at the age of 88.
AD Sheahon Zenger ‘disappointed’ by OU stance
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B5
Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger took time away from KU’s season-opening football victory against McNeese State on Saturday to discuss the uncertain future of the Big 12 Conference.
Eastern Kentucky falls to Kansas State 10-7
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B4
Eastern Kentucky shut out Kansas State for 49 minutes, 49 seconds on Saturday night. The Colonels would rather forget the rest of the game.
No. 21 Missouri beats Miami of Ohio 17-6
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B4
James Franklin’s gut reaction: He flunked his first career start.
Cowboys not too miffed by setback to Kansas
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B5
McNeese State’s football players didn’t gift-wrap a victory for their head coach Saturday on his 48th birthday.
Kansas volleyball wins tourney
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B3
For the second consecutive weekend, Kansas University’s volleyball team won a tournament title.
FSHS girls XC fifth
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s girls cross country team took fifth place at the Greg Wilson Classic on Saturday at Johnson County Community College.
LHS boys XC first
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s boys cross country team took first place at the Manhattan Invitational on Saturday at Warner Park.
No. 1 Sooners destroy Tulsa, 47-14
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B4
Landry Jones re-established his connection with All-American receiver Ryan Broyles, Dominique Whaley ran for four scores in his debut and top-ranked Oklahoma routed Tulsa Saturday night.
Baker hammers Peru St.
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B3
Baker University’s football team welcomed Peru State back into the Heart of America Athletic Conference with a 55-12 victory on Saturday night.
Haskell falls, 48-0
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B3
Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team lost a 48-0 home contest to Tabor College on Saturday.
Boone Pickens speaks out, sees OSU in Pac-12
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma State billionaire booster Boone Pickens says he doesn’t think the Big 12 will last much longer and believes the Cowboys eventually will end up in what’s now the Pac-12 Conference.
Pac-12 commish will listen to proposals from Big 12 teams
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B2
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is willing to listen if Oklahoma or others want to join his conference.
Chiefs put Moeaki on IR, cut down to 53-man limit
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Chiefs put tight end Tony Moeaki on injured reserve Saturday after he was hurt in their final preseason game against Green Bay, depriving quarterback Matt Cassel of one of his most dependable targets heading into the regular season, which starts Sept. 11.
KU mourns loss of Don Fambrough
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B1
Don Fambrough, 88, beloved former Kansas University football player, assistant coach and two-time head coach, died Saturday morning after hitting his head in a fall.
City Commission agenda for September 6, 2011
City leaders to hear debate on traffic calming circle in University Place Neighborhood
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A8
City commissioners are set to settle a debate in the University Place Neighborhood about whether a temporary traffic calming circle should be removed.
Garden Calendar: Nothing fantastical about fairy rings
September 4, 2011
A fairy circle occurs when an underground network of fungi spread outwardly from a center point. Mushrooms spring up as the fruiting body of the fungi.
Boomer Girl Diary: The real value of work
September 4, 2011
It’s no secret that the job market is unforgiving, but the true value of employment extends beyond a paycheck.
Behind the Lens: Dreaming up the perfect camera, digital rot and all
September 4, 2011
I may have to spend a considerable amount of money, but I’m determined to own a camera that will have everything I will ever need.
KU men capture race crown
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B3
After winning his first collegiate cross country race at the Bob Timmons Classic on Saturday, Kansas University fourth-year junior Zach Zarda’s post-race celebration became the focal point of camera lenses on hand to witness the event.
Horoscope for Sept. 4
September 4, 2011
This year, you open up to new situations more easily than in the past. Sometimes your past fears about change could reappear. If you are single, you might be surprised by how easily you could meet someone and grow close. If you are attached, you will both enjoy more time at home. You relax with Sagittarius.
MDA Telethon a shadow of its former self
September 4, 2011
Reports of Jerry Lewis being fired from his own telethon, then reinstated and all but airbrushed from the proceedings appear to have overshadowed another sad fact. The MDA Telethon (6 p.m., syndicated, check local listings) will last only six hours.
Tax fairness
The sales tax that isn’t being collected on the sale of Kansas State University merchandise is only a small part of a much larger issue.
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A11
The issues surrounding the tax-free online sale of Kansas State University merchandise stretch far beyond purple T-shirts.
Consultants, fees
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A11
Two articles in the Aug. 29 Journal-World stir serious questions: “Outside help,” on the Opinion page and “Trash talk” on the front page.
Flat earth party?
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A11
Political rhetoric is so negative. (Of course, we need to know what candidates will improve.)
There is no justice in this murder trial
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A11
On Aug. 26, the case went to the jury and the waiting began.
100 years ago: Local family holds huge annual reunion in South Park
September 4, 2011
“The annual reunion of the Eberhart family has come to be one of the big events in Lawrence and Douglas county.”
25 years ago: Salvation Army announces new homeless shelter plans
September 4, 2011
“We’ll be opening the gymnasium on Nov. 1st for anyone that needs a place to keep out of the weather.”
Around and about in local business
September 4, 2011
Local business news for the week ending September 3, 2011.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
September 4, 2011
Road work planned for the week of September 4, 2011.
RB Darrian Miller has dandy debut
September 4, 2011 in print edition on B5
Finally, Kansas linebacker Steven Johnson was able to see some other defense try to tackle KU freshman running back Darrian Miller.