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Archive for Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Also from September 21

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, Sept. 21, 2011
Polls
Do you support a proposed law in the city of Lawrence that would afford protection to transgendered people?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
49%
Yes
 
45%
Not sure
 
5%
Total 1265
Do you think Perry Ellis will start his freshman year at KU?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
81%
No
 
13%
Undecided
 
5%
Total 1480
Videos

All stories

City to consider ‘gender identity’ as protected class
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
Lawrence city commissioners now are ready to begin a debate about whether transsexuals and others who don’t identify with the gender of their birth deserve new protections from discrimination.
Statehouse Live: Kansas officials like keeping Big 12 intact
September 21, 2011
“We’re glad the Big 12 is staying together and that KU and K-State stay together,” said Board of Regents Chairman Ed McKechnie.
Several regents question funding proposals, including request for new building at KU School of Medicine
September 21, 2011
The board had a wide-ranging discussion on finance issues Wednesday in preparation for a vote Thursday on a funding recommendation, which will then be forwarded to Brownback’s budget office.
Thieves target Lawrence Memorial Hospital parking lot, take car parts
September 21, 2011
When Amber Seymour tried to leave work the evening of Aug. 11 at the Lawrence Cancer Center, the Tonganoxie resident turned on her car and noticed it sounded much louder than normal. She got out and looked underneath her 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. “My entire exhaust system was laying on the ground,” said the Tonganoxie resident who works for Dr. Darren Klish’s office at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Someone had stolen the car’s catalytic converter while it was parked in the LMH employee lot west of Arkansas Street that morning.
Suspect in stabbing arrested after failing to appear in court
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 26-year-old Lawrence woman who is accused of stabbing her boyfriend last month failed to show up for court Wednesday and was later arrested in connection with a separate case.
Lawrence police recruits learn about how to handle death on the job
September 21, 2011
Journal-World reporter George Diepenbrock hears two longtime Lawrence police officers explain to 13 recruits about one of the more difficult tasks they will face when they begin patrolling the streets.
Tonganoxie man, 49, suffers serious injuries in accident early Wednesday morning in rural Leavenworth County
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Tonganoxie man was in serious condition at an area hospital following a rollover accident early Wednesday morning about four miles east of Tonganoxie.
Kansas Book Festival to feature authors, musicians this Saturday in Topeka
September 21, 2011
The inaugural Kansas Book Festival is set for Saturday in Topeka.
Costume designers have their work cut out for them in ‘Forbidden Broadway’
September 21, 2011
Four actors. 60 costumes. Two extremely busy costumiers.
Town Talk: Oread apartment project on the ropes over historic preservation concerns; city delayed in producing compost; woodchip sale set
September 21, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Kansas joins national science standard team
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A7
Kansas is among 20 lead states chosen to help write science standards that could be used as a national model for public schools.
U.S. military marks milestone with end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A7
The U.S. military passed a historic milestone Tuesday with the repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in uniform, ending a prohibition that President Barack Obama said had forced gay and lesbian service members to “lie about who they are.”
Lawrence man reports stolen televisions, items
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 55-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Sunday that someone stole his 40-inch JVC plasma-screen television, a Sylvania 32-inch LED television and other items valued at $3,300 in a burglary that occurred between 4 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.
Lawrence man reports stolen motorcycle
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 22-year-old Lawrence man reported someone stole his 2010 Yamaha YZF-R motorcycle valued at $10,000 between 1 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday from the 1400 block of Weston Circle.
KU student reports stolen laptap computers
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 21-year-old female Kansas University student reported to Lawrence police Sunday that someone had stolen two laptop computers values at $3,500 in a burglary that occurred between 2:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Tennessee Street.
Lawrence man arrested for possession of drugs
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 28-year-old Lawrence man was arrested in possession of $20,000 worth of drugs Tuesday night, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s office booking log.
Lawrence will keep Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missile
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A2
Stand down, the Lawrence Missile Crisis is over.
First Bell: Knight knights knights at New York; U.S. senator accepting applications for academy nominations; Future City program seeking engineering teams
September 21, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Heard on the Hill: KU has invested $350 million in cancer effort so far; Student Senate no longer angry at Texas A&M; researchers find enriched infant formula helps brain, heart
September 21, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Arizona school fails in flag flap
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
It continues to amaze me that some university administrators remain so detached from the social and political views of the general American public that they manage to create incidents that bring nothing but scorn upon themselves and the institutions they serve.
U.N. actions threaten Israel
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
The world — or at least the large part of it that hates Israel and wishes it would go away — moves a step nearer that goal this week when the United Nations votes on whether to recognize a Palestinian state.
Conference realignment roundup: Pac-12 Conference decides it won’t expand further
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B6
A roundup of conference realignment news.
Eric Hosmer’s 5 hits lift Royals over Tigers 10-2
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B5
Eric Hosmer made a strong statement in his case to be the AL’s rookie of the year.
Royals call up 6 from Triple-A
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B5
Outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who hit .312 with 16 home runs and 81 RBIs, is among six players the Kansas City Royals are promoting from Triple-A Omaha.
Veritas volleyball sweeps at home tri
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Veritas Christian’s volleyball team swept a home triangular against Derby Invasion (25-20, 22-25, 25-19) and Kansas City East (25-22, 25-22) on Tuesday at the Eudora Community Center.
FSHS soccer falls at SM East, 4-0
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s boys soccer team fell to Shawnee Mission East, 4-0, on Tuesday.
Czapinski top placer for Free State tennis
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas City, Mo. — Alexis Czapinski took seventh place in singles competition to lead Free State High’s girls tennis team on Tuesday at the Plaza Tennis Courts. Czapinski went 2-2 on the day.
KU baseball class ranked 40th
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s baseball team pulled in the 40th-ranked recruiting class in the country, according to College Baseball Newspaper’s annual rankings released on Tuesday.
KU golf disappointed with 5th
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Paul Harris shook his head at the leaderboard after the Kansas Invitational on Tuesday at the Alvamar Golf Club. He was either squinting from the sun in his eyes or wincing at the disappointing numbers.
Texas QB Garrett Gilbert out for season, shoulder injury
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B2
Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who lost his starting job after the second game, will miss the rest of the season for the No. 19 Longhorns after having surgery on his right throwing shoulder.
AP source: Staffs of NBA, union to meet Wednesday
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B2
Representatives for NBA owners and players will meet twice this week, perhaps only days before training camps would have to be postponed without a new labor deal.
Big 12 needs to get tough on its members
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
If it takes buying out the remaining three years of Dan Beebe’s contract to calm the stormy waters, then do it. But that’s only the first step on the road to recovery for a conference in need of a more powerful bilge pump to keep the ship from sinking the next time it tries to negotiate stormy waters.
In time of conference realignment madness, KU silence golden
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
Late Tuesday night, as one of the wildest days of the conference realignment saga was starting to wind down, the Pac-12 Conference released a statement saying it was not interested in expanding past its current 12-member set-up.
Chiefs coach Todd Haley finds hot seat getting hotter
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
Todd Haley is finding success to be just as fleeting as all the goodwill that comes with it.
Perry Ellis to decide on school Wednesday
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
Wichita Heights senior sensation Perry Ellis, who has emerged as one of the top players in Kansas high school basketball history, Wednesday will orally commit to either Kansas University, Kansas State, Wichita State or Kentucky at 2:45 p.m., at the Heights gym.
Turning back the clock: Former KU forward Nick Collison hoping to make splash this weekend at Legends of the Phog
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Nick Collison — who set numerous screens on offense and guarded some of the NBA’s biggest bruisers on defense last season — plans on turning back the clock to his high-scoring college days Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.
Rules result in strange happenings in college football early in season
September 21, 2011 in print edition on B2
Surprises never cease in college football. Just three weeks into this season we’ve learned that a game can be won on the field without any individuals piling up stats and that a team can take three minutes between snaps and not get penalized for delay of game.
Enrollment rises 2 percent in Lawrence school district
September 21, 2011
Lawrence school district is teaching more kids and providing another virtual grade level than a year ago. And it is doing so while receiving less money from the state.
City Commission agrees to give Masonic Temple tax rebate
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
City commissioners think the Masonic Temple building in downtown Lawrence has been empty long enough. They approved 10 years worth of property tax rebates to a local development group that hopes to convert the 100-year old building into a banquet hall for Lawrence caterer Steve Maceli.
Beyond the Phog’ excerpt: Keith Langford on Kris Humphries, Roy Williams
September 21, 2011
Most people don’t know this, but we had a lot of recruits take visits here, guys that are in the NBA right now, that Roy turned down.
Reading post office gets reprieve
September 21, 2011
An eastern Kansas town hit hard by a spring tornado is getting a reprieve on possible loss of its post office.
100 years ago: Mayor urges enthusiasm for President’s arrival
September 21, 2011
“‘For that reason I desire that all the people of Lawrence assemble at the depot next Sunday.’”
40 years ago: Chilly weather makes early appearance
September 21, 2011
A pre-winter cold snap was making Lawrence residents wonder if nature had forgotten fall and moved right into winter.
25 years ago: USD 497 underwrites wellness program for employees
September 21, 2011
Lawrence school officials were predicting a connection between employee wellness and productivity.
Wrong enemy
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
I was working with a United Nations refugee program in Guinea, West Africa, on 9/11.
Support jobs bill
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
War, climate change, the economy, corruption, all require a Congress that is determined to govern, not just run for re-election, blocking any initiative the president puts forth.
Keeping track
Inconsistent monitoring of sex offenders who move from state to state undermines the effectiveness of registration laws.
September 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
The story of Curtis Mongold, who was convicted in Douglas County for sexually abusing a girl and who served three years in prison, is disturbing.
Horoscope for Sept. 21
September 21, 2011
This year, you experience more diversity within your circle of friends. As a result, you come into contact with more ideas and work opportunities. If you are single, you will meet someone through a friend, or a friendship could evolve into much more. If you are attached, your compassion means more to your sweetie than you realize. More often than not, Cancer has your best interests in mind.
ABC’s ‘Revenge’ doesn’t even try to make sense
September 21, 2011
“Revenge” (9 p.m., ABC) begins with a murder. And that’s fitting, because the new melodrama seems all but dead on arrival.