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Calif. bill would allow minors to seek STD prevention without parental consent
September 23, 2011 in print edition on C8
Heated debate in the Republican presidential race over child vaccinations also is playing out in California as Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown considers whether to a sign a bill allowing children as young as 12 to get vaccinated against sexually transmitted diseases without their parents’ consent.
Challenging Einstein usually a losing venture
September 23, 2011 in print edition on C8
Betting against Einstein and his theory of relativity is a way to go broke.
Obama allows states to opt out of No Child Left Behind
September 23, 2011 in print edition on C8
Nearly everyone agrees the fix needs fixing.
Hospital drug shortages deadly, costly
September 23, 2011 in print edition on C8
A drug for dangerously high blood pressure, normally priced at $25.90 per dose, offered to hospitals for $1,200. Fifteen deaths in 15 months blamed on shortages of life-saving medications.
Judge gives 26-year-old Lawrance man jail time, probation for having sex with teenage girl
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
judge Friday sentenced a 26-year-old Lawrence man to serve 57 days in jail and three years on probation for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl over a seven-week period.
Lawrence school district to consider buying iPad 2s
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
Monday night, board members will consider paying $122,230 for 172 new Apple iPad2s, plus associated equipment and software. The tablets would be used by teachers and, eventually, their students to try out new programs, curriculum and other matters in relating to reading, technical education and professional development.
Kansas City man arrested in Lawrence on suspicion of aggravated battery after minor stab wound reported
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
Lawrence police arrested a 33-year-old man Friday afternoon on suspicion of aggravated battery after another man was found with a minor stab wound to his side.
Power failure affects Internet, phone and TV service at KU
03:07 p.m., September 23, 2011 Updated 05:07 p.m.
A power failure at Kansas University on Friday morning has led to disruptions of Internet and telephone service in residence halls, as well as disruptions to cable television service.
Lawrence resident Antonio L. Nelson gets two years of probation in indecent solicitation case
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Douglas County judge on Friday sentenced a 33-year-old Lawrence man to serve two years on probation after he pleaded no contest earlier this year to attempted aggravated indecent solicitation of a child.
Investigation continues into death of Tonganoxie man scheduled to be sentenced in aggravated assault case
02:48 p.m., September 23, 2011 Updated 04:07 p.m. in print edition on A5
An investigation continues in the death of a Tonganoxie man who died the morning he was scheduled to appear in Leavenworth County District Court.
Kansas may seek waiver of No Child Left Behind law now that Obama has opened the door
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A1
Kansas may again seek a waiver to the No Child Left Behind law now that President Barack Obama announced Friday that he would give states more freedoms in complying with the law.
Fugitive in 2009 alleged KU robbery returned to Douglas County Jail
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
Authorities Friday returned a 21-year-old Topeka man to Douglas County Jail who was wanted in connection with a 2009 robbery on the Kansas University campus.
Oskaloosa man taken to hospital after crashing motorcycle on U.S. Highway 59
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
A 57-year-old Oskaloosa man was taken to a Topeka hospital Thursday night after a motorcycle crash south of Oskaloosa. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Ricky D. Jones was injured when he lost control of the 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle he was driving north on U.S. Highway 59 one mile south of the city. Jones had entered a construction zone where the pavement was uneven and lost control of the bike, which overturned, according to the report. Jones was taken to Stormont-Vail Regional Healthcare in Topeka while a passenger, Patricia L. Jones, 56, of Oskaloosa was not injured. The crash occurred about 7:45 p.m. Thursday.
Third Wichita man pleads guilty to December robbery of three female KU students at Lawrence apartment
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
A third Wichita man has pleaded guilty in connection with a December robbery of three female Kansas University students at a Lawrence apartment.
Eudora man pleads no contest to misdemeanor battery charge against 11-year-old boy
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
A judge Friday morning convicted a 47-year-old Eudora man after he pleaded to a misdemeanor battery charge as prosecutors agreed to dismiss two other felony aggravated assault cases he faced.
New U.S. Highway 59 preparing for pavement in Douglas County
It’ll look like a real road’
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A1
The new U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence — already a two-part project — is set to be split in two yet again.
Fort Leavenworth soldier pleads guilty to attempted aggravated battery in Lawrence
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
A Fort Leavenworth soldier pleaded guilty Friday to attempted aggravated battery in connection with a December fight in downtown Lawrence in which a 20-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man was stabbed.
Lawrence resident Christopher G. Melott pleads no contest in sex crime involving 15-year-old
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
A 20-year-old Lawrence man on Friday morning entered a no-contest plea to a sex-crime charge involving a 15-year-old Lawrence girl.
Town Talk: Raintree Montessori to expand; brews, blues and barbecue to take over South Park; $1.8 million rolls through Lawrence
September 23, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Law enforcement seminar takes training to ‘next level’
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
As Capt. Erik Holland has been in training sessions this week at a regional conference in Lawrence, he’s learned things from FBI academy instructors and others about everything from budget issues to tactical strategies.
Dow falls 391 on worldwide fears about economy
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A6
Investors began giving in to fears Thursday that a global recession is already under way, and stock markets shuddered around the world
Volunteers prepare for Oktoberfest
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A4
Preparations for Oktoberfest are on schedule, with about 20 volunteers cooking and peeling 300 pounds of potatoes Thursday afternoon for potato salad.
First Bell: School board to learn about Standards Based Reports, which are different from traditional report cards; see how your elementary school enrollment stacks up against projections
September 23, 2011
Time for another edition of “First Bell,” a look at issues and items involving education in and around Lawrence.
Heard on the Hill: Academics’ role in conference shifting questioned; New York Times columnist to deliver lecture at KU; researcher finds people typically see themselves in their friends
September 23, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
ACLU challenges abortion insurance ruling
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A2
The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday challenged a magistrate’s recommendation that the federal court deny its request to halt a new Kansas law restricting insurance coverage for abortions.
Survey ranks KU Hospital No. 2 in quality, safety
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A2
Kansas University Hospital ranked second in the country in quality and safety among a survey of 101 academic medical centers, according to the University HealthSystem Consortium’s 2011 Quality and Accountability Study.
Man hurt in motorcycle accident listed in serious condition
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
Russell Pine, the 57-year-old Pleasant Hill, Mo., man injured Monday night in a motorcycle accident in Franklin County, was listed in serious condition Thursday at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., said Bob Hallinan, a hospital spokesman.
Safe among items reported stolen from Habitat for Humanity ReStore
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
Employees of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 709 Conn., reported someone stole $712 and a large metal safe valued at $800 plus other items in a burglary that occurred between 5 p.m. Sept. 13 and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 14.
3 computers reported stolen from Walmart
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Walmart employee reported that someone stole three Hewlett Packard touch-screen desktop computer systems from the store, 3300 Iowa, between Aug. 26 and Sept. 13, according to a Lawrence police report.
Pump patrol
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.39 at several stations.
Marcus Morris looks forward to potential ‘Legends’ match-up
September 23, 2011
Marcus Morris hasn’t heard if he’ll be playing with — or against — NBA phenom Paul Pierce during Saturday’s Legends of the Phog exhibition game in Allen Fieldhouse.
Beebe doesn’t deserve all the blame
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B1
Imagine, for a second, if Kansas University football coach Turner Gill had stayed at Buffalo for the 2010 season instead of coming to Kansas.
Lawrence High football hits the road to take on Leavenworth
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B1
The roughest stretch of the season might be over, but Lawrence High’s football team isn’t about to go soft.
Free State football prepares for match-up against Shawnee Mission Northwest
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B1
Coming off another close win last week, Free State High football coach Bob Lisher has stressed the same thing in practice this week as he has all season to prepare for tonight’s match-up against Shawnee Mission Northwest — increasing his team’s physicality.
K-State, Arthur Brown head to Miami
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B6
He’s not quite King Arthur of Kansas just yet. The start that linebacker Arthur Brown has gotten off to with Kansas State may earn him that nickname in due time, though.
WR Kenny Stills stands out for OU football
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B6
With a bleached blonde streak on the back of his mohawk, his bottom lip pierced and his chest and arms covered with tattoos, Kenny Stills is clearly the wild child for top-ranked Oklahoma.
Lawrence High golf places 11th, Free State 15th, at Lawrence Invitational
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B4
Attie Pennybaker shot a personal-best 94 at Thursday’s Lawrence Invitational at Alvamar Golf Club while the other teams quickly realized how sneaky the speed of the greens were.
Lawrence High soccer loses to Shawnee Mission East
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B4
Shawnee Mission East defeated Lawrence High soccer, 1-0 Thursday at LHS.
Lawrence High volleyball wins two at home opener
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B4
Lawrence High’s volleyball team defeated Shawnee Mission North 25-18, 25-17 and SM Northwest 25-15, 25-19 on Thursday at the Lions’ gym.
Free State volleyball splits matches at FSHS triangular
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B4
Free State High’s volleyball team split a pair of matches at a triangular Thursday at FSHS.
Shealy: KU’s defense will stick to the plan
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B4
The Georgia Tech game notwithstanding, Kansas University’s football team has not panicked regarding its defensive approach during the bye week.
Big 12’s Beebe out, conference leaders consider future safeguards
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B1
The Big 12 dumped embattled Commissioner Dan Beebe on Thursday and announced a plan to bind nine member schools together by holding a huge financial hammer — their TV rights for the next six years — over their heads.
Lawrence High girls tennis falls to Manhattan
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B4
The Lawrence High School girls tennis team lost a dual against Manhattan High, 8-1, Thursday at the Lawrence Tennis Center.
Confident Royals finishing with late-season kick
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B5
The focus of the major-league baseball world is trained on familiar themes this time of year. The Yankees have won another division title, a couple of pennant races are nearing a conclusion, and teams are still jockeying for playoff positioning.
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel feeling the heat
September 23, 2011 in print edition on B5
Matt Cassel grips the sides of the podium, peering out across the Kansas City Chiefs’ small interview room and acknowledges what everyone is thinking.
25 years ago: Math educators favor use of calculators in schools
September 23, 2011
In 1986, few math teachers in Kansas and none in Lawrence’s school district were regularly using calculators as learning tools.
40 years ago: Former Rock Chalk Cafe reopens
September 23, 2011
The watering hole formerly known as the Rock Chalk Cafe had reopened under new management.
Beyond the Phog’ excerpt: Sherron Collins on Brandon Rush
September 23, 2011
B-Rush is one of the goofiest guys I know. When you were around him, you couldn’t help but laugh.
KUMC effort
Completing its National Cancer Institute application is an important accomplishment for the Kansas University Medical Center team.
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
Congratulations to all those at the Kansas University Medical Center, as well as the many generous financial contributors, who have worked so hard to prepare a solid application to have KUMC designated as one of the National Cancer Institute’s cancer centers.
Conference priorities
Could a stronger stand by university presidents and chancellors have put a halt to the conference realignment mess?
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
Regardless of how the current athletic conference realignment game turns out, the public has been treated to an up-close exhibition of double talk, greed, ego and hypocrisy, as well as a lack of integrity and the farce of “academic integrity.”
Alternatives may make Obama look better
September 23, 2011
One of the most persistent political maxims is that a presidential re-election campaign is a referendum on the incumbent.
U.S. must consider impact of drones
September 23, 2011 in print edition on A7
What “rules of war” should apply to Predator drones, the eerily efficient weapons that cruise the skies and target adversaries with the precision of a sharpshooter’s bullet? It’s an urgent question — not simply for the United States, which is expanding its use of drones, but for dozens of other nations that may soon use them to target their own “bad guys.”
‘Gifted Man’ newest show to repackage old ideas
September 23, 2011
Much like Frankenstein’s monster or killer robots, mediocre new shows are often cobbled together from spare parts lying around the laboratory.
Horoscope for Sept. 23
September 23, 2011
This year, you gain a greater sense of direction, as you are focused. You will not scatter your energy; you will be most direct. If you are single, you could meet someone through an expanding circle of friends. If you are attached, the two of you will bond by socializing more. Leo helps get you moving.
100 years ago: Teachers request better art for schools
September 23, 2011
“It is possible that an art commission will be asked for at the next Legislature.”