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Douglas County Medical Reserve Corps seeking help for drive-thru flu clinic
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A2
The Douglas County Medical Reserve Corps is in need of several volunteers, including medical professionals, for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s drive-thru flu clinic Oct. 8.
Temporary jobs help bridge employment gaps in tough economy
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A1
In a nine-part Journal-World special series, some of those stories will be told, giving snapshots of how the local workforce is adjusting to a much different employment outlook. Our series will look at several areas of the local job market.
Motorcyclist and passenger taken to hospital after leaving roadway six miles northwest of Lawrence
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A5
A motorcyclist and his passenger were transported to Stormont Vail hospital after leaving the roadway on U.S. Highway 24 just after 4:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. One of the occupants was transported via air ambulance, though information on whether it was the driver or passenger was not available.
KU professor says Illinois crackdown on texting while driving can be example for local law enforcement
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A1
A Kansas University professor who studies distracted driving behaviors says Kansas law enforcement agencies could learn lesson from Illinois on how to crack down on drivers who send text messages behind the wheel.
Scientist to present research about aging process for KU’s 2011 Takeru Higuchi Memorial Lectures
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A3
A California scientist who has broken new ground with her research on how genes can alter the aging process is scheduled to deliver the 2011 Takeru Higuchi Memorial Lectures at Kansas University on Oct. 6.
Festival showcases ‘beauty’ of cultures in Lawrence
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A3
The smell of ethnic food — Ethiopian samosas, Panamanian tamales, Navajo tacos — and music filled South Park on Sunday, marking the fourth annual Festival of Cultures.
Lawrence school district to consider tax rebate for Masonic Temple overhaul
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A3
With revenues dwindling, budget cuts looming and renovation and construction needs mounting, the Lawrence school district is being asked to endorse a tax rebate that could save a downtown property owner hundreds of thousands of dollars in property taxes.
200-mile cattle drive ends in Ellsworth
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A10
Four-hundred head of Texas longhorn cattle lumbered down the main drag of the small central-Kansas town of Ellsworth this weekend as a 200-mile cattle drive came to an end.
Texas A&M to join SEC in July 2012
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B1
Texas A&M is set to join Southeastern Conference, the league said Sunday, possibly signaling legal hurdles have been cleared for the Aggies to leave the Big 12.
Bankruptcies
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Marriages
04:40 p.m., September 25, 2011 Updated 04:36 p.m. in print edition on A5
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending September 24, 2011.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally: Recovery is slow but ‘on right track’
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A1
At his first press conference as CEO of Ford, Alan Mulally was asked how he could run such a complex company with no experience in the car business.
Kansas School for the Deaf turns 150 this month
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A1
To a person who hears, lunchtime at this particular school can be a jarring and confusing sight. Hands aflutter, kids laughing, the clanging of chairs and the squeaking of floors.
Kansas School for the Deaf welcomes back artist alumnus
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A2
The Kansas School for the Deaf’s campus welcomed about a thousand alumni back to the school this weekend in celebration of the school’s 150th anniversary.
Man accused of threatening president gets 3 1/2 years for removing monitor
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A2
A Hutchinson man who is accused of threatening the president has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for removing an electronic monitoring device from his ankle.
KU steps up efforts to combat hazing in student groups
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A1
This year, National Hazing Week at Kansas University was marked with a little more intensity than in years past.
Obama to blacks: ‘Stop complainin,’ fight
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A11
In a fiery summons to an important voting bloc, President Barack Obama told blacks on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and “put on your marching shoes” to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity.
Small dent in jobless rate seen from president’s plan
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A11
Even if Congress heeds President Barack Obama’s demands to “pass this bill right away” and enacts his jobs and tax plan in its entirety, the unemployment rate probably still would hover in nosebleed territory for at least three more years.
Path to college degree getting longer, costlier
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A5
For most Kansas college students, the road to a degree takes longer than four years. That means drawn-out expenses — and more debt — for students and parents. It means lower rankings for Kansas schools in annual publications such as U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”
Suspect in teen’s death seeks to bar evidence
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A4
The man accused of killing a 14-year-old Great Bend girl does not want jurors at his capital murder trial to hear evidence of his relationship with the teenager.
Movie highlights importance of National Bio and Agro-Security Facility
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A14
A Kansas State University scientist says a new movie about a worldwide health crisis illustrates the importance of the National Bio and Agro-Security Facility being constructed in Manhattan.
Behind the Lens: Removing frame clutter always in season
September 25, 2011
People usually choose spring and fall to clean up around their house. They wash windows for a better view or rake up leaves to clear the lawn. As a photographer, I clean up year-round.
Ryan Broyles leads No. 1 Sooners’ rally for 38-28 win
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B7
For the first time, Landry Jones found himself leading Oklahoma on Owen Field with another team in the lead.
Bolts face battered, bumbling Chiefs
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B5
As disappointing as it was to commit four turnovers and lose to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, the San Diego Chargers can at least tell themselves that things aren’t as bad as they are with the Kansas City Chiefs.
KU women’s XC 14th; men take 15th
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B8
Kansas University’s women’s cross country team placed 14th out of 26 teams, while the KU men placed 15th of 24 teams on Saturday at the Roy Griak Invitational.
FSHS volleyball goes 2-2 in Topeka
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B8
Free State’s volleyball team went 2-2 on Saturday in the Topeka Seaman Tournament.
FSHS tennis 2nd at Emporia invite
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B8
The doubles team of Caitlyn Tilden and Guin Toalson led Free State High’s girls tennis team to a second-place finish on Saturday at the Emporia Invitational.
Kansas volleyball swept by Texas
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B8
Despite 14 kills from senior outside hitter Allison Mayfield and four blocks by redshirt sophomore middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc, Kansas Universty’s volleyball team fell to No. 8 Texas (20-25, 21-25, 17-25) on Saturday.
Gary Bedore’s Legends of the Phog notebook
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University guard Darnell Valentine, 52, was the oldest Jayhawk to play in Saturday’s Legend of the Phog exhibition in Allen Fieldhouse.
Baker football falls to Missouri Valley
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B8
Baker University’s football team remained winless on the road after a 38-7 loss to Missouri Valley College on Saturday.
Texas earns the right to call its shots
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B2
This is now class warfare.
Baddeley, Mahan tied for the lead at East Lake
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B2
The cup is close enough now for Hunter Mahan and Aaron Baddeley to seriously consider how much it’s worth to them.
Lions’ Gavin Fischer runs personal best
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B1
Whether junior Gavin Fischer knew it or not, he was six spots away from medaling for Lawrence High on Saturday at the Rim Rock Classic.
Kain Anderson sets PR at Rim Rock Classic
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B1
Senior Kain Anderson, also known as Free State Homecoming King, got his weekend started off on a pretty good leg.
Legends provide relief
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B1
For the past few weeks, on a very public stage, Kansas University had been reduced to the role of second-class citizen because of the turbulent conference realignment talk that, at times, left KU in the very unfamiliar position of feeling like an outsider.
Mario’s Miracle 2: Paul Pierce returns; Mario Chalmers drills game-ending 3
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B1
Boston Celtics phenom Paul Pierce knew Saturday’s “Legends of the Phog” would be no ordinary exhibition basketball game.
Gary Woodland 11 back going into final found
September 25, 2011 in print edition on B2
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland slipped two spots to 23rd place Saturday after shooting a 2-over 72 in the third round.
Skaters on board with park upgrade
City plans $125K in improvements; users may try to go further
September 25, 2011
Dudes, we can help. Area skateboarders are meeting on a weekly basis to talk about how the city could best spend $125,000 to improve the existing skateboard facility at Centennial Park, which is just west of Iowa Street between Sixth and Ninth streets.
Rick Perry works to show he’s strongest contender
Texas governor loses Florida straw poll to Herman Cain
September 25, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry worked to convince Florida Republicans Saturday that he is the strongest contender for the GOP nomination despite a shaky debate performance earlier this week that has sparked jitters about his bid.
Obama’s likability helping keep him afloat
September 25, 2011 in print edition on C8
People like Christine Alonzo are keeping President Barack Obama afloat and giving his political team hope that he can win re-election despite high unemployment and sour attitudes about his policies and the country’s future.
Voter ID laws target rarely occurring voter fraud
September 25, 2011 in print edition on C8
Several states adopted new laws last year requiring that people show a photo ID when they come to vote even though the kind of election fraud that the laws are intended to stamp out is rare. Even supporters of the new laws are hard pressed to come up with large numbers of cases in which someone tried to vote under a false identify.
U.S. disbelief in climate change persists, deepens
September 25, 2011 in print edition on C8
Tucked between treatises on algae and prehistoric turquoise beads, the study on page 460 of a long-ago issue of the U.S. journal Science drew little attention.
Walk a bright spot for those affected by cancer
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A5
They carried illuminated balloons down Mass. Street by the hundreds. Red in support of cancer patients, blue for those who had survived it, and gold for those who had lost someone to cancer.
Funding falters
Kansans still are waiting to see some positive results from the governor’s private funding model for the arts.
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A13
The success of fundraising efforts by the new Kansas Arts Foundation will depend in large part on how confident private donors are in the organization that will be handling and distributing their money.
Unneeded rules put damper on business
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A13
Cindy Vong is a tiny woman with a problem as big as the government that is causing it.
One day, truth will come out
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A13
2000: Frank Lee Smith is posthumously exonerated — he’d died 11 months earlier — 14 years after being convicted of raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl. The eyewitnesses were wrong.
Runner community supports senior battling cancer with T-shirt tribute
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A7
Scintila Capalla’s presence has been absent from the starting line this season at cross country races. The Bonner Springs High School senior has good reason, though.
World powers attempt to contain debt crisis
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A8
Global finance officials pledged on Saturday to take bolder moves to confront a European debt crisis that threatens to plunge the world into another deep recession.
40 years ago: Public speaks up on rezoning proposals
September 25, 2011
At a recent meeting of the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, more than 150 people had spoken out vehemently for and against zoning changes.
25 years ago: Local crop art to be featured nationally
September 25, 2011
A front-page photo showed Stan Herd’s 20-acre landscaped still life of a vase of sunflowers.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
September 25, 2011 in print edition on A8
Road work planned for the week of September 25, 2011.
Horoscope for Sept. 25
September 25, 2011
This year, you experience a lot that you might not choose to make public. Your ability to understand your own motives becomes important. A partnership proves to be extremely rewarding, though the unexpected comes with this person! If you are attached, your sweetie becomes more spontaneous. If you are single, check out each potential suitor with care. Someone might be unavailable emotionally. Virgo makes a great healer.
‘Pan Am’ ready for takeoff
September 25, 2011
Set in 1963, “Pan Am” (9 p.m., ABC, ) certainly takes itself seriously. So much so that it often borders on parody.
100 years ago: President Taft includes KU, Haskell in Lawrence visit
September 25, 2011
“For the first time William H. Taft, President of the United States, was before the people of Lawrence.”