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Archive for Saturday, September 24, 2011

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City Commission agenda for September 27, 2011
Commissioners to look at rate-dollar policy
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A10
City commissioners will consider a new policy that defines when it is appropriate for the city to take rate dollars paid to the city’s water, sewer, trash and other “enterprise” funds and use those dollars to help pay for costs in other city departments.
Around and about in local business
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
Local business news for the week ending September 24, 2011.
Penny’s Concrete truck overturns at 31st and Iowa streets
September 24, 2011
A Penny’s Concrete truck was overturned about 7:30 a.m. today at 31st and Iowa streets.
Affordable Care Act can’t seem to get traction in Kansas
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A1
“Obamacare was not popular in Kansas,” Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer told legislators last week in explaining various reasons why Gov. Sam Brownback rejected a $31.5 million federal grant to set up a system required by the Affordable Care Act. That could be the understatement of the year as far as the Kansas Legislature and Brownback go.
Q and A: City’s proposed gender identity ordinance
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A1
The Journal-World this week compiled a list of questions concerning the issue of gender identity, and asked lawyers, regulators, members of the transgender community and opponents of the law to respond.
Pump patrol
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.37 at several stations.
Brownback dropped from abortion suit
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A10
Planned Parenthood has agreed with Kansas to drop Gov. Sam Brownback as a named defendant in a federal lawsuit challenging a new state law stripping the organization of federal funding for family planning services.
Sheriff’s office warns about bail bond scam
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Douglas County Sheriff’s office warned residents on Friday about a scam artist posing as a sheriff’s employee who asked a business to wire money to him for a bail bond.
Manhattan police urged to increase Taser use
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A10
A northeast Kansas police department is telling its officers to use stun guns and pepper spray, instead of brute force, when subduing uncooperative suspects after several of the department’s officers were injured in training over an 18-month span.
Palestinians submit bid to U.N. for statehood
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A7
The Palestinian leader took his people’s quest for independence to the heart of world diplomacy Friday, seeking U.N. recognition of Palestine and sidestepping negotiations that have foundered for nearly two decades under the weight of inflexibility, violence and failure of will.
Falling satellite slows; Earth strike delayed
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A7
A 6-ton NASA satellite on a collision course with Earth clung to space Friday, apparently flipping position in its ever-lower orbit and stalling its death plunge.
High school football roundup
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B6
A roundup of local high school football scores.
KU women’s hoops recruits in town
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B7
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will have several high school prospects in town this weekend on recruiting visits. They are: Taya Reimer, 6-foot-2 center,
Matt Tait’s KU football notebook: KU already aware of talented Texas Tech QB
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B7
Although Kansas University’s football team won’t face them for another week, the Texas Tech Red Raiders already have the Jayhawks’ attention.
Interim Big 12 commish Chuck Neinas delivers strong introduction
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B7
Think Josh Selby versus USC. That’s how strong interim Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas’ introduction to the media was Friday during an early-evening conference call that lasted about 40 minutes.
No. 2 OSU upends KU soccer
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B7
Junior Whitney Berry scored in the 77th minute, but Kansas University suffered a 5-1 soccer loss to No. 2-ranked Oklahoma State on Friday night in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams.
Veritas rolls to 54-8 victory
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B3
Nick Bennett passed for 152 yards and accounted for five touchdowns, and Veritas Christian remained undefeated with a 54-8 football rout of Central Christian on Friday night.
Julian Wright fired up for Legends exhibition
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University basketball forward Julian Wright, who speaks in rapid-fire sentences, was rendered speechless Friday afternoon upon entering the Jayhawks’ shiny, new practice facility for the first time.
Injury overshadows Lions’ 35-13 win
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
The play was quick. Senior running back Charles Jackson took the hand-off and went down almost immediately for no gain.
Small class makes big contribution
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
For years, everybody knew this was going to be a rebuilding season for a Free State High football program with quite the winning tradition going for itself, but just 13 seniors on the roster.
Firebirds run wild in rout of Shawnee Mission Northwest
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Free State High football coach Bob Lisher wasn’t happy with his team’s running game going into its match-up against Shawnee Mission Northwest. The Firebirds had been without starting running back Shawn Knighton, who was out because of an ankle injury last week, and the offensive line was not bringing the physicality the coach desired.
Adam Scott leads, Gary Woodland 21st at Tour Championship
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B2
Adam Scott is playing well enough to win the Tour Championship. With a little help, he could win a lot more.
Omar Bravo lifts Sporting KC to 1-1 draw with Union
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B2
Omar Bravo scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season, and Sporting Kansas City moved back into the MLS’ Eastern Conference lead with a 1-1 draw against the Philadelphia Union on Friday night.
NBA postpones camps, cancels 43 preseason games
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B2
The lockout has started doing real damage to the NBA’s calendar.
Maybe some Metta World Peace is just the ticket for sports now
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B2
For those who are cynical, including this card-carrying member, Ron Artest’s recent name change to Metta World Peace was an eye roll. Spare us, Ron, baby.
No. 7 Cowboys look for 4 in row vs No. 8 Texas A&M
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B5
When No. 7 Oklahoma State meets eighth-ranked Texas A&M today, it will be the first Top 10 matchup at Kyle Field since 1975.
No. 1 Sooners seek redemption in Missouri rematch
September 24, 2011 in print edition on B5
The rush onto the field was a long hoped-for release for Missouri fans, a celebration of a monumental upset after so much heartache over the years — and so much recently against Oklahoma. The Sooners haven’t forgotten.
Global leaders struggle to calm recession fears
September 24, 2011
Officials gathered for three days of discussion pledged to push forward to fulfill the goals of a program in which the Group of 20 major economies promised stronger cooperation to jump-start global growth and help Greece avoid a destabilizing default.
Congress hits budget impasse
September 24, 2011
Just a week away from a possible government shutdown, lawmakers boxed themselves into a new budget impasse Friday. The Democratic-controlled Senate blocked a Republican House bill that would provide stopgap federal spending, plus aid for people battered by hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters. The legislation also calls for $1.6 billion in spending cuts to help defray the disaster costs.
Family-owned businesses a special asset for community
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A3
This week, the Journal-World reported on its LJWorld.com website that the Pine family was selling the highly successful sod business it operates north of Lawrence to a Wichita-based company.
40 years ago: Fans line up for James Taylor tickets
September 24, 2011
A crowd estimated at 200 persons had spent the night outside the Kansas Union.
25 years ago: Five-generation KU family honored
September 24, 2011
The Sloo family of Salina had been honored before the beginning of the recent KU-Utah State football game.
Tax rates
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A9
Almost 80 percent of Americans believe that the wealthiest percentage of our population should be paying a much higher rate of income taxes.
Obama returning to his ‘soak the rich’ roots
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A9
In a 2008 debate, Charlie Gibson asked Barack Obama about his support for raising capital gains taxes, given the historical record of government losing net revenue as a result. Obama persevered: “Well, Charlie, what I’ve said is that I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.”
Politics doom Mideast peace efforts
September 24, 2011 in print edition on A9
“Peace is hard,” said President Obama, at the United Nations, in what seemed like a cri de coeur. “Remember, peace is hard,” he repeated again.
Alec Baldwin returns to ‘SNL
September 24, 2011
Alec Baldwin hosts “Saturday Night Live” (10:30 p.m., NBC) for the 16th time. That’s more than any other host in the history of the comedy showcase, now entering its 37th season. Radiohead appears as musical guest. It’s the band’s second time on the show.
Around and About for September 24, 2011
September 24, 2011
Megan Hrenchir, Lawrence, was named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Newberry College in Newberry, S.C., by achieving a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
Scouting news for September 24, 2011
September 24, 2011
Girl Scout cookies will arrive early in the morning on Nov. 7 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Military news for September 24, 2011
September 24, 2011
The 35th Division Association 94th Annual Reunion will be Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 at the Hilton, Kansas City Airport Hotel, 8801 NW 112th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Horoscope for Sept. 24
September 24, 2011
This year, you often decide to go for the concerns of the majority rather than your own needs. You can do that only so much. If you are single, your popularity can only grow. First decide if you want to get tied down or if you would rather date. If you are attached, share more of your life with your sweetie. That sharing allows greater warmth and security. Leo enjoys partying with you.
Faith Forum: What non-Biblical reading do you recommend to your parishioners?
September 24, 2011
The Rev. Peter Luckey and the Rev. Robert Leiste answer.
Club news for September 24, 2011
September 24, 2011
Ten members of the Over the Rainbow Doll Club met with the Doll Study Club of Greater Kansas City.
100 years ago: Undeliverable mail coming to post office
September 24, 2011
“Much of this is addressed ‘care University,’ and such mail can not be delivered.”