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Choir participation seen as way to promote positive change in prisoners
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A3
Prison is a place to serve time for a crime, to right what has been wronged, to … learn to sing in a choir?
Recent earthquakes lead to insurance questions, even here
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A3
When the Earth shakes in Colorado or along the East Coast, the financial reverberations can be felt in insurance offices Lawrence.
Labor unions adjust to new reality
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A7
In the early days of the Obama administration, organized labor had grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help boost sagging membership and help revive union strength.
Unemployed face tough competition: underemployed
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A7
The job market is even worse than the 9.1 percent unemployment rate suggests. America’s 14 million unemployed aren’t competing just with each other. They must also contend with 8.8 million other people not counted as unemployed — part-timers who want full-time work.
2 Mexicans deny terrorism, face 30 years for tweet
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A7
Think before you tweet.
Negotiations over loyalist town in Libya have failed, rebels say
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A7
Negotiations over the surrender of one of Moammar Gadhafi’s remaining strongholds have collapsed, and Libyan rebels were waiting for the green light to launch their final attack on the besieged town of Bani Walid, a spokesman said.
Youths do well through doing some good for the environment
Brothers’ recycling business benefits them, charities, environment
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A1
At just 13 years of age, Jackson Barth already knows about waking up early some mornings feeling less than enthusiastic about going to work.
Obama campaign faces sour economic climate
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A6
President Barack Obama faces a long re-election campaign having all but given up on the economy rebounding in any meaningful way before November 2012. His own budget office predicts unemployment will stay at about 9 percent, a frightening number for any president seeking a second term.
Tea party forcefully shaping 2012 Republican presidential race
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A6
The tea party is forcefully shaping the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination as candidates parrot the movement’s language and promote its agenda while jostling to win its favor.
Labor Day now more about play than work
Holiday declared by Grover Cleveland to appease unions
12:55 a.m., September 5, 2011 Updated 12:30 p.m. in print edition on A1
It’s Labor Day — a time to fold up the white clothing and fire up the grill one last time. But, of late, beyond the words printed on the calendar, “Labor” Day doesn’t seem to have too much to do with “labor” at all.
35,000 worldwide convicted for terror
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A6
At least 35,000 people worldwide have been convicted as terrorists in the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. But while some bombed hotels or blew up buses, others were put behind bars for waving a political sign or blogging about a protest.
Cities, states back off bonds amid budget concerns
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A4
Uncertainty about where their next dollar is coming from has chilled the municipal bond market, meaning cities and states will be breaking ground on fewer public works projects, canceling or delaying projects worth tens of billions of dollars and providing yet another blow to economic-recovery efforts.
Pump patrol
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.55 at several stations.
How to Help: Bike MS throwing a festival, inviting volunteers
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
The National MS Society is bringing Bike MS to Lawrence for the first time, on Sept. 17-18.
Reading residents brace for post office closure
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
Residents in the tiny eastern Kansas town of Reading have spent more than three months picking up the pieces after an EF-3 tornado ripped through the community, killing one person and wiping out more than half of the city’s 101 homes, nearly all of its businesses and the post office.
Animal control officers are advocates for pets
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A3
About 4 p.m. on a recent weekday, animal control officer Linda Durkes stops at a home in North Lawrence where earlier she’d noticed a pit bull chained up outside with little water. She’s back, to see how long the dog has been left outside.
Group to discuss closing schools
Meeting on consolidation scheduled for Wednesday
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A3
Members of the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Working Group are set to gather Wednesday evening for the first of 11 scheduled meetings to come up with a plan for closing some schools, upgrading others and otherwise compiling a long-term plan to guide the Lawrence school district’s K-5 education for years to come.
Living with parents can cut costs, but may take toll on social development
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A1
As students settle into new digs across town, Kansas University student Rebecca Cannon is staying put at her mother’s home in Topeka.
Slice of Life: Family on Wheels
September 5, 2011
Cycling hobby takes a serious turn.
Mass Street Chic: Have fun with some funky ideas for fingernail art
September 5, 2011
If you find yourself with a bit of time on your hands this week, devote it to yourself. And, if you’re up for something new, try out some of these fun, funky nail art ideas.
Mind Matters: Refocusing treatment as ‘addiction’ is redefined
September 5, 2011
Changes in the definition of “addiction” by The American Society of Addiction Medicine have categorized it as a brain disorder, instead of a personality or psychological process.
Home births see a boost
September 5, 2011
Midwives like Fran Brier are seeing an increase in home births that may signify an increase in acceptance of birth outside the hospital.
Gary Woodland two shots back at Deutsche Bank
September 5, 2011 in print edition on B2
For all that went wrong for Bubba Watson on the back nine Sunday, at least he still had the lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Missouri latest school with digital sports network
September 5, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Texas Longhorn Network that pushed rival Texas A&M out the door of the Big 12 has quickly become a model for other conference schools.
Nadal wins, then deals with painful leg cramps
September 5, 2011 in print edition on B2
Rafael Nadal rolled his head back, squeezed his eyes shut, covered his contorted face with his left arm and leaned awkwardly in the leather chair used by players during U.S. Open news conferences.
Bye week timely for K-State
September 5, 2011 in print edition on B3
When Kansas State’s schedule was first announced, Bill Snyder wasn’t exactly pleased to see that the Wildcats would have a week off after just one game.
Texas A&M rips SMU, 46-14
September 5, 2011 in print edition on B3
While almost everyone else has been worried about Texas A&M’s conference affiliation, the Aggies have been concentrating on SMU.
Freshman lifts KU soccer, 2-1
September 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
Freshman Liana Salazar scored her first collegiate goal in the 81st minute to lift Kansas University to a 2-1 soccer victory over South Dakota State on Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Don Fambrough’s passing saddens Ted Owens
Ex-KU basketball coach heartbroken to hear of Fam’s death
September 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University basketball coach Ted Owens was heartbroken Saturday after learning that former KU football coach Don Fambrough — his friend of 51 years — had died at the age of 88.
Young talent exciting
September 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
In Northern Illinois, a much tougher opponent awaits Kansas University’s football team Saturday than the McNeese State squad the Jayhawks defeated 42-24 Saturday night in Memorial Stadium.
Divorces
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending September 3, 2011.
Marriages
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending September 3, 2011.
Bankruptcies
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
River City Jules: Fashion faux pas through the ages
September 5, 2011
Everyone has an awkward phase. Julie’s just lasted longer.
Labor themes not big for entertainment
September 5, 2011
Happy Labor Day, the one holiday television always ignores. Then again, appreciating working men and women has never been a big part of TV entertainment.
Horoscope for Sept. 5
September 5, 2011
This year, you manifest a tendency to be a bit of a daredevil. There is very little you won’t try. Other times, words of caution stop you, but not as frequently as you would think. If you are single, you could meet someone quite significant to your life’s history. If you are attached, the two of you need to work on manifesting a key goal. Capricorn reads you cold.
Turf battle
Planning commissioners are right to balk at retroactive approval of a local developer’s use of artificial turf as a landscaping material.
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A8
Lawrence planning officials have a number of legitimate questions about the use of artificial turf as a landscaping material.
Iraq offers bitter lessons for Libya
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A8
Last week’s most poignant foreign-news story was a report from a cafe in Baghdad: Ordinary Iraqis were asked to advise Libyans on how to use their new freedom.
Weed mars prairie enjoyment
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A8
Every summer, almost every day, I go out in nature with my mind set on murder. Sericea lespedeza is my quarry, an innocuous-looking plant that spreads like a virus. It can out-compete even native grass.
Fair tax
September 5, 2011 in print edition on A8
I find that a lot of the voting public knows very little about the “fair tax,” which is badly needed to replace the Internal Revenue Service with its loopholes and 60,000-plus pages of rules and regulations that favor the wealthy, big business, corporations, Wall Street and those who have access to loopholes that the average taxpayer doesn’t have.
100 years ago: Young gardeners compete for $5 gold piece
September 5, 2011
“About 20 in all entered into the contest and there were some remarkable results in the work these little folks did.”
25 years ago: KU housing gap slowly closing
September 5, 2011
The local housing crunch was beginning to sort itself out.
Heavy heart: Brother’s memory motivates Tunde Bakare
September 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
Studying the box score in Mrkonic Auditorium after Kansas University’s 42-24 victory against McNeese State on Saturday night, junior linebacker Tunde Bakare searched for what he believed should’ve been half a sack on his stat line.
40 years ago: KU students paying as much as $50 for semester’s books
September 5, 2011
An article described the rising costs of textbooks (and the accompanying outrage of Kansas University students) as the new semester got underway.
Fall gardening: How to put things away and squeeze in one last crop
September 5, 2011
Fall is as much about shutting down for the winter as it is about second chances.
Go Green: Ecology, agriculture intersect at Prairie Fest
September 5, 2011
Hundreds from all over the country and even the world flock to Salina for The Land Institute’s Prairie Fest.
Double Take: Students, parents need patience adjusting to crowded high schools
September 5, 2011
Lawrence will have 2 four-year schools that are better for the changes after the many adjustments students have to make now.
Fix-It Chick: Install a pet door yourself
September 5, 2011
Introduce your pet to its new portal to the great outdoors.
Texas lawmakers may get involved in Big 12 jockeying
September 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
As buzzards begin circling, anticipating the imminent demise of the Big 12, top Texas lawmakers are reaching out to slow the realignment process.
Chiefs add to practice squad
September 5, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed seventh-round draft choice Shane Bannon and seven others to their practice squad.