Archive for Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Former KU football player Anthony Collins at home of Bengals teammate during drug raid
September 22, 2011
For authorities tracking a marijuana shipment from California, the trail ended unexpectedly at the home of a Cincinnati Bengals player in suburban northern Kentucky where police say they found more drugs.
Story Slam’ to celebrate tales of volunteer service at KU as part of homecoming celebrations
September 22, 2011 in print edition on A6
Students and alumni will come together next week, during Kansas University’s homecoming celebrations, to share how volunteering and service changed their lives.
Former Eudora police officer accused of battery on cab driver on way to The Outhouse applies for diversion
September 22, 2011 in print edition on A4
A former Eudora police officer who is accused of putting a cab driver in a headlock in August has applied for diversion in his misdemeanor case, his attorney said Thursday.
Census numbers reveal Lawrence population is more dominated by renters; plus, more houses are sitting empty
September 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
It has been a decade of adding renters and adding empty houses in Lawrence. New numbers were released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau that show a snapshot of the 2010 demographics of the city, and also provide a glimpse at how much the city’s housing market has changed.
Former Sen. Bob Dole to be first named to Kansas Walk of Honor
September 22, 2011 in print edition on A3
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole will be the first Kansan to be honored on the Kansas Walk of Honor, it was announced Thursday.
Kansas Board of Regents approves smaller budget request and puts KU building project on hold
September 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
Hoping to appease Gov. Sam Brownback and the state Legislature, the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved a slimmed-down budget request and put a major Kansas University building project proposal on hold.
Wichita nursing home under investigation after maggots found on resident’s feet
September 22, 2011
A Wichita nursing home is under investigation after doctors reported finding open sores and maggots on a resident’s feet when he was brought to a hospital for treatment of chest pains.
Douglas County jury acquits Lawrence man, 34, on kidnapping, robbery charges
11:17 a.m., September 22, 2011 Updated 11:45 a.m. in print edition on A5
A Douglas County jury Thursday morning acquitted a 34-year-old man of charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery related to a March incident in east Lawrence.
Lawrence arts commissioner resigns over Brownback’s funding veto
September 22, 2011 in print edition on A2
Grant Glenn said that when the KAC was funded it made an important difference in the lives of many Kansans.
Town Talk: Sand pit operation proposed for site near Perry-Lecompton; Hy-Vee plans for new convenience store on Clinton Parkway up for approval; permit for rural firing range in the crosshairs
September 22, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Statehouse Live: Brownback endorses Perry for president
06:51 a.m., September 22, 2011 Updated 03:10 p.m. in print edition on A1
In August, Brownback was the only governor to accept Perry’s invitation to attend Perry’s prayer rally at Reliant Statdium in Houston.
County pumps money into waterline for Berry Plastics warehouse
Masonic Temple tax rebate also approved
September 22, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County commissioners are ready to pump public money into installation of a new water pipe designed to enable construction and operation of a new warehouse for Berry Plastics northwest of Lawrence.
First Bell: Elementary class sizes range from 14 to 31; district offers free developmental screenings
September 22, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Heard on the Hill: KUMC professors earn last few Kemper fellowships for the year; English, history and psychology departments have earned the most Kemper awards
September 22, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Week of spirited events set to celebrate KU’s homecoming
September 22, 2011 in print edition on A3
Next week, Kansas University will celebrate homecoming for the 99th time with a wide variety of games, competitions and other events, culminating in the annual Homecoming Parade Oct. 1 before the 11 a.m. KU-Texas Tech football game.
FSHS boys soccer silences SM North
September 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
Jake Walter, Caleb Francis and Hunter Peirce scored goals, and Free State High’s boys soccer team blanked Shawnee Mission North, 3-0, on Wednesday night.
Injured WR Daymond Patterson to take red shirt
September 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
So far, Kansas University wide receiver Daymond Patterson’s senior year has not gone according to plan.
Rio tryouts Saturday
September 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
Boys basketball tryouts for Mario Chalmers’ Team Rio program (second through eighth grade) will be held Saturday at Olathe Northwest High and Oct. 1 at Perry-Lecompton High. Team
FSHS tennis blanks SM North, ties Northwest
September 22, 2011 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s tennis team was happy with a split Wednesday.
Big 12, Big East start picking up pieces
September 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Turned away by the Pac-12, the Big 12’s most powerful members are trying to find ways to live together again after weeks of hurtling toward a break-up.
Reports: Big 12 commish Dan Beebe could be ousted Thursday
September 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Dan Beebe’s days as commissioner of the Big 12 Conference appear to be numbered.
Good news: It’s KU: Standout recruit Perry Ellis chooses Jayhawks
September 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Soft-spoken Wichita Heights senior basketball sensation/4.0 student Perry Ellis sat at a table in the Falcons’ gymnasium Wednesday afternoon, his mother, Fonda, positioned to his left, and dad, Will, to his right.
Our Town Sports for Sept. 22
September 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
A weekly roundup of local events, results and awards.
40 years ago: County attorney continues welfare crackdown
September 22, 2011
A list of approximately 17 recipients of Aid to Dependent Children were in danger of losing their support.
25 years ago: Lutheran campus ministry finds new home
September 22, 2011
A remodeled building at the corner of 15th and Iowa was the new home of two Lutheran congregations.
Bachmann’s silence is golden
September 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
Steven Miles and Arthur Caplan are my new heroes. They should be yours, too — if you hold the radical opinion that facts matter.
Recall limits help protect political class
September 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
The pleasant sound you hear — the clatter of bad laws crumbling — is the edifice of campaign finance restrictions disintegrating.
University value
A college or university — especially a major university like Kansas University — is a major economic and cultural asset to the city in which it is located.
September 22, 2011 in print edition on A8
Recent news reports paint a fairly discouraging picture of the Lawrence economy. By one measure, Lawrence’s overall economy grew by one of the slowest rates in the entire country in 2010.
100 years ago: KU sports benefactor dies
September 22, 2011
“The death of Colonel McCook is of more than passing interest in Lawrence.”
‘Person of Interest’ can hold attention
September 22, 2011
Paranoia meets spirituality via technology in “Person of Interest” (8 p.m., CBS). And Michael Emerson (“Lost”) and Jim Caviezel (“The Passion of the Christ”) seem perfectly cast to pull this off.
Horoscope for Sept. 22
September 22, 2011
This year, a relationship or partnership could gain in importance. You value this tie, but this person seems to be changing right in front of you. Learn to flex. If you are single, you could meet someone very different while pursuing a spiritual or educational interest. Unpredictability could add to the excitement that exists between you. Leo reads you cold.