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Texas A&M accuses Big 12 of backtracking
September 7, 2011
The Big 12 erupted in infighting Wednesday, with Texas A&M angrily accusing the commissioner of going back on his word and suggesting one of its fellow league schools was deliberately slowing its departure to the Southeastern Conference.
Six-story hotel complex planned for downtown Lawrence
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A1
A Lawrence-based development group is working on a deal to construct a six-story building to house a Marriott hotel at Ninth and New Hampshire streets.
Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko to speak at Dole Institute of Politics at KU
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A1
The Dole Institute of Politics has announced that it will award the 2011 Dole Leadership Prize to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, who was poisoned during a 2004 presidential campaign in the country amid protests that became known as the Orange Revolution.
Vendors to show off handmade goods Sunday at 32nd annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A3
When Tiffany Classen began buying bibs for her newborn son nearly two years ago, she quickly realized the pickings were slim.
Kansas Republican Legislators report on what they learned at ALEC
September 7, 2011
Approximately two dozen Kansas legislators will start the 2012 legislative session armed with information on defeating federal health reform, expanding charter schools and lowering business taxes that they received at the American Legislative Exchange Council meeting.
KDOT warns drivers: Be ready for delays on K-10 during roadwork, starting on Monday
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Kansas Department of Transportation is warning drivers on Kansas Highway 10 about possible delays east of Lawrence beginning Monday, when work is scheduled to start on a repaving and rumble strip project.
Lawrence man, 22, reports robbery early Wednesday morning
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Lawrence resident reported to police he was attacked and robbed early Wednesday morning while walking to his hotel room near Sixth and Iowa streets.
Legends of the Phog exhibition to be televised on Metro Sports
September 7, 2011
Metro Sports will televise the Legends of the Phog exhbition basketball game on Saturday, Sept. 24, to the Kansas City area, KU announced Wednesday. Former KU broadcaster Max Falkenstien will join veteran broadcaster Dave Armstrong on the call.
Dozens of high school marching bands coming to Lawrence for KU’s 64th annual Band Day and parade
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A2
This Saturday marks Kansas University’s 64th annual Band Day, a time for high school bands across the region to converge on the KU campus for a parade and halftime band performance.
Statehouse Live: Abortion clinic regulations focus of pro-choice rally
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A1
Two other bills signed into law by Brownback are tied up in courts.
Audio equipment, records, CDs on sale at Audio-Reader’s upcoming ‘For Your Ears Only’ fundraiser
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A4
Audio-Reader, a public reading and information service for people who cannot read because of blindness or other disabilities, will host its ninth annual “For Your Ears Only” fundraiser on Sept. 16 and 17.
The Painted Donkey: Art auction and story collection meant to send a message from art lovers to Topeka
September 7, 2011
Organizers of Thursday’s art auction hope to do more than raise money.
Kansans speak out about laws they’d like to see repealed
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A3
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has received approximately 250 suggestions to repeal certain state laws, regulations and executive orders, according to Secretary of Administration Dennis Taylor, who serves as the State Repealer.
Town Talk: Multi-story hotel project gaining steam at Ninth and N.H.; neighborhood debate beginning to take shape on Lowe’s; Obama program may help build SLT interchange
September 7, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Kansas releases funds at issue in lawsuit to Planned Parenthood
September 7, 2011
A Planned Parenthood official says Kansas has forwarded about $58,000 in federal funds, part of a larger amount that’s the subject of a lawsuit.
Two doctors at center of lawsuit ask state to scrap new abortion regulations; other physicians join in
08:15 a.m., September 7, 2011 Updated 01:12 p.m.
Several abortion providers on Wednesday asked the Kansas health department to scrap some of its new regulations for them, and an attorney for two physicians who’ve sued over the rules suggested the state has an opportunity to end their lawsuit.
Method of finding oil raising concerns
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A2
A method of prying more oil from rock layers, called hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — is fueling controversy in Kansas, with opponents saying it could threaten the water quality of the Ogallala Aquifer and supporters arguing that it has been used for years without any evidence that it pollutes water.
First Bell: Teachers to get midyear financial help; community breakfast raises record donations; any Firebirds available for a breakfast talk?
September 7, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Heard on the Hill: Many staff changes at KU law school; dean changes glasses, gets warm reception; former faculty member enters GIS Hall of Fame
September 7, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Rock Chalk Car Wash reports $1,200 worth of damage to it windows
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A5
Rock Chalk Car Wash, located at 1215 E. 23rd St. reported $1,200 worth in damage to its windows on Sept. 2.
Lawrence man reports stolen laptop, headphones shoes
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 47-year-old Lawrence man reported a Macbook Pro laptop, headphones and a pair of dress shoes stolen on Sept. 2 from the 1800 block of St. Andrews Street.
Lawrence man reports stolen television, laptops
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 39-year-old Lawrence man reported a flat screen television and two laptops stolen from his home on Sept. 3 on the 500 block of Brentwood Drive.
Lawrence man reports stolen laptop
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 21-year-old Lawrence man reported an Alienware laptop stolen on Sept. 5 from the 700 block of 25th Street.
KU Public Safety officers investigating vehicle burglary
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A5
Kansas University Public Safety officers are investigating a burglary after someone broke a window in a vehicle Thursday and damaged the dashboard while removing items.
Second suspect in downtown December robbery booked into Douglas County Jail
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A5
The second suspect in a December robbery near downtown Lawrence was brought to the Douglas County Jail Tuesday afternoon.
LHS soccer falls to defending state champ BV West
September 7, 2011 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High’s boys soccer team did everything right against defending state champion Blue Valley West.
Royals slip past Athletics, 7-4
September 7, 2011 in print edition on B4
Eric Hosmer and Jeff Francoeur hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning, Danny Duffy won for the first time in more than a month and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 7-4 on Tuesday.
National briefs: LSU jumps to No. 2 in AP poll; Auburn out
September 7, 2011 in print edition on B2
Winning the biggest game of college football’s opening weekend boosted LSU to No. 2 in the Associated Press Top 25.
White House, NASCAR flap sign of times
September 7, 2011 in print edition on B2
So who doesn’t want to go to the White House? Don’t ask that question in the NASCAR garage.
Rejuvenated Gordon gets 85th NASCAR win
September 7, 2011 in print edition on B2
Jeff Gordon was sliding all over the track those final 10 laps, doing everything he could to hold off five-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson.
KU football notebook: Jayhawks view Northern Illinois as must-win game
September 7, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University might call the Big 12 home (for now), and Northern Illinois might be coming to Memorial Stadium on Saturday with the tag of mid-major, but you’d never know it listening to the Jayhawks on Tuesday.
WR JaCorey Shepherd made the right call
September 7, 2011 in print edition on B1
Luckily, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self didn’t accompany receivers coach David Beaty on his recruiting trip to a Horn High basketball game in Mesquite, Texas, last winter to watch JaCorey Shepherd.
Strength in numbers: Jayhawks favor running-back-by-committee approach
September 7, 2011 in print edition on B1
The big question surrounding Kansas University’s offense heading into last week’s season opener against McNeese State was whether the Jayhawks would have enough carries to pass around to keep their deep and talented stable of running backs happy.
KU soccer’s Vidal honored (again)
September 7, 2011 in print edition on B3
For the second straight week, Kansas University soccer freshman Ingrid Vidal was named the Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Week. The announcement came Tuesday.
Seabury volleyball drops two matches
September 7, 2011 in print edition on B3
Seabury Academy’s volleyball team fell to Burlingame, 25-18, 25-12, and also lost to Lebo, 25-14, 25-18 on Tuesday night.
100 years ago: Lightning strikes chimney during thunderstorm
September 7, 2011
“The extreme heat of yesterday was followed by one of the severest electrical storms of the season last night.”
40 years ago: In spite of drownings, no lifeguards to be posted at Perry Lake
September 7, 2011
Despite two recent drownings at Perry Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was not intending to station a lifeguard at its public swimming area.
25 years ago: KBI retracts figures showing large crime increase
September 7, 2011
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced that it had made an error in crime statistics released the previous week.
Gadhafi terrorism remembered
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A7
As rebel forces continue to make gains in Libya, it looks like the end of the reign of Moammar Gadhafi soon will arrive.
ADA needs
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A7
Since the original development application for the athletic fields near Lawrence High School, the local school district has installed additional bleachers at the softball fields, additional bleachers at the soccer fields, and additional bleachers at the baseball playing fields. The seating near the soccer and baseball has been converted to permanent seating.
Syria situation far different than Libya
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A7
Now that NATO has helped to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi, some pundits are calling for similar action against Syria.
Big 12 action
University officials and other Big 12 schools need to be proactive in ensuring the conference’s survival.
September 7, 2011 in print edition on A7
Perhaps Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger are deeply concerned and inwardly frightened about the possible demise of the Big 12 athletic conference, but the public has no reason to believe this is the case.
Horoscopes for September 7
September 7, 2011
Be smart — avoid arguments, yet clearly own your feelings. You won’t hold in your emotions and cause yourself secondary issues and at the same time you will keep the air clear. If you are single, romance won’t elude you, but on the other hand, be discriminating as to who you date and make a commitment to. If you are attached, the two of you need to walk away from fights and eye the greater good of the coupling. Capricorn encourages you to imagine.
‘Paranormal Witness’ more tedium than medium
September 7, 2011
Syfy adds to its reality ghost-story block with “Paranormal Witness” (9 p.m.). Any confusion with the hit movie “Paranormal Activity” is strictly intentional.