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City Commission to formally hear debate on gender identity ordinance
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A2
After taking a back seat at City Hall for more than a year, commissioners are set to debate the issue of making it illegal to discriminate against people based on their gender identity.
Traffic calming circle in University Place neighborhood will stay for now
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A2
A temporary traffic calming circle in the University Place neighborhood will remain, despite objections from some residents who say it is creating unsafe driving conditions.
Theatre Lawrence receives city funding to help with new $6.2 million theater
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
Plans to build a $6.2 million community theater in northwest Lawrence got a last-minute boost from city commissioners on Tuesday.
City Commission to consider tax abatement for Grandstand to make move to East Hills Business Park
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
Finely-crafted beer and a property tax abatement may end up landing a new business and jobs for Lawrence’s East Hills Business Park.
University National Bank acquired in merger
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
Wichita-based Equity Bank has announced its intention to merge with University National Bank, 1400 Kasold Drive, and acquire four branch locations in Topeka from Citizens Bank & Trust.
Perry Fall Festival coming Saturday
September 6, 2011
The third annual Perry Fall Festival kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday in downtown Perry.
Two Wichita men enter guilty pleas in connection with botched attempt to rob drug dealer
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A5
Two Wichita men pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon in connection with a Dec. 2 incident at a Lawrence apartment in which three female Kansas University students were robbed at gunpoint.
Kansas history museum exhibit features newspapers’ front-page coverage of 9/11
September 6, 2011
Front pages of newspapers from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks is on display at the Kansas Historical Society’s State Archives and Library.
Eudora resident Stacy R. Scott pleads no contest to molesting 9-year-old boy
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
A 47-year-old Eudora man pleaded no contest to a charge of molesting a 9-year-old boy at his home in March.
Douglas County jury convicts man of manufacturing methamphetamine at hotel
September 6, 2011
A Douglas County jury Monday afternoon convicted a 58-year-old man of manufacturing methamphetamine in September 2009 in Douglas County.
Kansas mental health group concerned about state funding
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
Leaders of the Recovery and Hope Network in Lawrence have started an online petition urging Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services to renew its contracts for mental health consumer-run organizations.
‘Stop deceiving the public’: Lawyer for national Purple Heart organization talks about lawsuit against local charity
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
A lawyer for the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Inc., said the organization wants the Tonganoxie-based Purple Heart Veterans Foundation to “stop deceiving the public,” with the use of the name “Purple Heart.”
Two men treated at LMH following Friday afternoon accident northeast of Lawrence
September 6, 2011
Two men have been released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a head-on crash near the Lawrence Municipal Airport Friday evening.
KU freshman football player arrested for fake ID, misdemeanor battery on a law enforcement officer
02:57 p.m., September 6, 2011 Updated 05:30 p.m. in print edition on A6
A Kansas University football player was arrested early Saturday, accused of carrying a fake ID, misdemeanor battery on a law enforcement officer and obstruction before he posted bond Sunday evening.
Federal judge orders release of owner of the former Yellow House Store in Lawrence
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
A federal judge Tuesday morning ordered Guy Neighbors, an owner of the former Yellow House Store in Lawrence, to be released from custody on bond pending his trial in a stolen goods case.
Legends of the Phog exhibition sold out
September 6, 2011
The Legends of the Phog exhibition game — scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Allen Fieldhouse — is sold out, the KU athletic department announced Tuesday.
Kansas state officials continue working on new rules for abortion providers
12:47 p.m., September 6, 2011 Updated 05:33 p.m. in print edition on A4
Kansas health officials moved ahead Tuesday with work designed to preserve new regulations for abortion providers despite a legal challenge in federal court that so far has blocked their enforcement.
Group at KU agrees to review case of Lawrence man convicted in deadly fire at Boardwalk Apartments
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
The Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies at the Kansas University School of Law plans to review the case against the Lawrence man convicted of the deadly Boardwalk Apartment fire.
Two Lawrence men injured Monday in rollover accident on I-35 south of Ottawa
September 6, 2011
Two Lawrence men were injured Monday afternoon south of Ottawa on Interstate 35 after they were involved in a crash with a semitrailer, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Gardner woman, 24, hurt in one-vehicle accident east of Lone Star Lake
September 6, 2011
A 24-year-old Gardner woman was injured Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash just east of Lone Star Lake.
Fall open house planned Sept. 10 at Monarch Watch on KU’s West Campus
September 6, 2011
Kansas University’s Monarch Watch program will host its fall open house on Saturday.
Statehouse Live: Pro-choice rally scheduled for Wednesday
10:46 a.m., September 6, 2011 Updated 03:06 p.m. in print edition on A4
In the past legislative session, the Kansas Legislature and Gov. Sam Brownback approved laws aimed at abortion rights. Those measures are now being challenged in court.
Adult entertainment club opens outside Meriden in Jefferson County
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
An adult entertainment club that caused controversy for months has opened on the outskirts of Meriden.
Town Talk: UPDATE Glassware co. seeking tax abatement at East Hills; Kitchen and baking store to open in former Bay Leaf spot; Kia looks to be coming to former Auto Exchange on 23rd Street
09:20 a.m., September 6, 2011 Updated 04:12 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
Heard on the Hill: KU earns high rankings for both training future CEOs and having one of the ‘horniest’ campuses; KU Libraries hoping for lots of KU touchdowns this year
September 6, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Kansas State Fair recovers momentum lost after 9/11
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A10
When terrorists hit the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001, the Kansas State Fair was five days into its 10-day run in Hutchinson.
Letter grades giving way to ‘standards-based’ marks in Lawrence schools
September 6, 2011
Traditional letter grades now are a thing of the past in elementary schools in the Lawrence school district, and middle schools may be next.
World markets savaged by U.S. recession fears
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
World stock markets took a beating Monday over fears that the U.S. economy was heading back into a recession just as the European debt crisis was heating up and the eurozone’s economic indicators were slumping.
President Barack Obama calls on GOP at rally to ‘put country before party,’ create jobs
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
President Barack Obama used a boisterous Labor Day rally to put congressional Republicans on the spot, challenging them to place the country’s interests above all else and vote to create jobs and put the economy back on a path toward growth. “Show us what you’ve got,” he said.
Chiefs pick up Ex-Pats tackle Steve Maneri
September 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Chiefs claimed offensive tackle Steve Maneri off waivers from the New England Patriots and released veteran tight end Anthony Becht.
Gary Woodland falls, Webb Simpson wins Deutsche Bank
September 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
Webb Simpson finished off an amazing comeback with three clutch birdies, the final one on the second extra playoff hole Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship for his second win in three weeks.
Sporting KC earns draw with Galaxy
September 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
Aurelien Collin thought he had given Sporting Kansas City a hard-earned draw with the hottest team in Major League Soccer. Omar Bravo ultimately did it.
Nation’s top passers to meet in Stillwater
Arizona’s Nick Foles, OSU’s Brandon Weeden paired in Thursday night shootout
September 6, 2011 in print edition on B4
Sure, Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden wants to outplay fellow quarterback and NFL prospect Nick Foles of Arizona this week. That’s because the quarterback that plays better usually wins the game.
Chiefs banged up heading into opener
September 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Chiefs coach Todd Haley still believes in his unique approach to training camp, even after losing tight end Tony Moeaki to a season-ending knee injury and watching Matt Cassel leave Kansas City’s preseason finale because of banged-up ribs.
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook
Running success a group effort
September 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
While realignment talk dominated Monday’s call, there was some football tossed around. Asked who deserved the credit for KU’s solid showing on the ground during Saturday’s 42-24 victory against McNeese State, Gill handed out gold stars to several positions.
Big 12 coaches all over the map
Realignment rules teleconference talk
September 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Most years, the opening weekend of a new college football season would’ve dominated the talk at the weekly Big 12 football coaches teleconference. But that was not the case Monday.
Young gun: Merv Lindsay billed as ‘pure shooter’
September 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Lefty Merv Lindsay is developing a reputation as somebody who can stretch the defense.
Lawrence police chief focused on making homes, businesses safer
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
When Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib talks about crime prevention, he often uses the grade school example about the elements needed to build a fire: a spark, oxygen and combustible material.
King memorial
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A8
Though I seldom agree with Charles Krauthammer on politics, I think he gave an apt assessment of the significance of the newly opened Martin Luther King Jr. memorial.
KPERS slight
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A8
With all the money the state has in reserve, you would think KPERS retirees could get a cost of living adjustment.
Art history
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A8
Doesn’t Gov. Brownback know that without the arts, the story of Jesus and the message of Christianity could not have been carried so clearly and faithfully through the centuries?
GOP race likely will have twists, turns
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A8
Presidential politics rises floodlike after Labor Day, and this month begins a Niagara of debates. Before long the airwaves of Des Moines, Iowa, and Manchester, N.H., will be full of appeals to voters and the papers will be full of poll figures.
Bioscience success
There was plenty of good news last week for those working to attract new bioscience firms to Lawrence.
September 6, 2011 in print edition on A8
Last week was a pretty good one for the Bioscience and Technology Business Center on Kansas University’s West Campus.
Horoscope for Sept. 6
September 6, 2011
Express a newfound sense of dynamic thinking and acting more often. You are in a period of tremendous change and growth. If you are single, you exude a certain unique attractiveness that draws suitors. If you are attached, move through issues as a team, not individually. Capricorn enjoys you more than most signs.
‘Sons of Anarchy’ good, could be better
September 6, 2011
Even the best shows tend toward cliche after awhile. “Sons of Anarchy” (9 p.m., FX) enters its fourth season with an episode that could be summarized as, “There’s a new sheriff in town.”
100 years ago: Lawrence woman disappears during train ride
September 6, 2011
“Mrs. O. F. Bullock of this city left yesterday for a visit with relatives in Springfield, Mo., but she did not arrive and it is not known what has become of her.”
25 years ago: Local history museum prepares T-shirt exhibit
September 6, 2011
The Watkins Community Museum was issuing a call for an unusual item — T-shirts.
40 years ago: Grocery thieves perform daring daylight heist
September 6, 2011
Employees of the 23rd Street store saw the incident.
Kansas will stay in BCS
September 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
The last time conference realignment threatened to blow up the Big 12, a move to the Big East for four schools, including Kansas University, came closer than most realize, according to an insider with strong ties to one of the conferences.
Top American Mardy Fish loses at US Open
September 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
Mardy Fish found himself dealing with all sorts of problems as he tried to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the second time.