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Museum to host picnic, music festival
August 18, 2012
The Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum will host the Harvest Home Picnic and Music Festival on Sept. 8 in Bloomington Park on the west side of Clinton Lake.
Railfest 2012 picks up steam
August 18, 2012
Midland Railway will bring in a steam locomotive to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of it being named a Historical Association and Tourist Destination for the state of Kansas.
About KU’s first common book and the program
August 18, 2012
Notes about KU’s first common book and the program.
Author of KU’s first common book shares thoughts on writing, college, Kansas and more
August 18, 2012
Kansas University has chosen Eula Biss’ collection of essays “Notes From No Man’s Land” as its inaugural common book.
Tour paints picture of Quantrill’s Raid
August 18, 2012
You have to use your imagination. The ruins are all gone — the aftermath was all about quick rebuilding, no defeatism allowed — but the legacy lives on, right here on Massachusetts Street.
Residents get feet wet in grape-stomping
August 18, 2012
At times it was more of a squish than a stomp.
Students kick off new school year with KU traditions
August 18, 2012
Hundreds of freshmen piled into Memorial Stadium for Kansas University’s Traditions Night on Saturday to socialize with their new Jayhawk comrades and learn the rituals of KU’s sporting events.
Weis: Early season schedule sets up superbly
August 18, 2012
Even though Kansas University football program’s 2012 nonconference schedule will be interrupted by a home game against new Big 12 foe TCU, first-year KU coach Charlie Weis loves the way things look for his rebuilding ballclub.
Charlie Weis should make KU entertaining
Season hinges on QB Crist’s health, success of offensive line
August 18, 2012
Sheahon Zenger, the latest athletic director to try to prove that establishing Kansas University as more than a basketball power is just one good football-coach hire away, very easily could have talked himself out of entrusting Charlie Weis with the job.
Coach Dave Campo gives defense a lift
Former Dallas Cowboys coach just who Weis was looking for
August 18, 2012
During Kansas University’s forgettable 2010 and 2011 college football seasons, the defense consistently ranked among the worst in Div. I and too often forced KU to play from behind.
Jayhawks’ offense should be better: Addition of Dayne Crist increases optimism
August 18, 2012
New faces and an increase in talent figure to turn the Kansas University offense into one of the biggest surprises in the Big 12 Conference this college football season.
Mountaineers football team seems to fit right into Big 12
Like new league-mates, WVU can fling it, but not great on ‘D’
August 18, 2012
On the surface, West Virginia looks like a perfect fit as a new member of the Big 12 Conference.
Cyclones football sets sight on another bowl bid
August 18, 2012
The highlight of Iowa State’s 2011 season was a 37-31 double-overtime victory over Oklahoma State — one that more than likely kept the Cowboys out of the BCS championship game.
Red Raiders football ‘closer’ defensively
Texas Tech solid offensively, but Tuberville turns attention to ‘D’
August 18, 2012
Texas Tech was so desperate on defense last year that coach Tommy Tuberville moved receiver Cornelius Douglas to cornerback in the middle of the season … then ended up starting him there.
Baylor Bears out to prove they don’t need RGIII
August 18, 2012
The question at Big 12 media days to Baylor coach Art Briles was simple: How do you adjust to not having the Heisman Trophy winner (quarterback Robert Griffin III) on your team anymore?
Quarterback key question for Longhorns
August 18, 2012
Following a disappointing 8-5 season a year ago, Texas’ biggest question mark is the same in 2012 as it was in 2011.
Sooners football seeks to shore up defense
Oklahoma adds another Stoops to put end to big plays
August 18, 2012
Perhaps the biggest addition for Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops this year wasn’t a recruit; instead, it was his brother.
Oklahoma State football must find key replacements
August 18, 2012
Just after winning the Oklahoma State starting quarterback position in the spring, 18-year-old Wes Lunt returned briefly to Rochester High School in Illinois … to attend his high-school prom.
Kansas State football to be underdogs again
Despite 10-3 record in 2011, Wildcats picked to place 6th in Big 12
August 18, 2012
After finishing 10-3 in 2011, which included a trip to the Cotton Bowl, Kansas State was picked sixth in the Big 12 preseason poll.
TCU football: ‘Now the real work starts’
August 18, 2012
After posting 36 victories over the last three years, the TCU football team will get a chance to prove it can maintain success against better competition in 2012.
Carillon bells ring in every Jayhawk’s heart
August 18, 2012
In the center of a tiny gray office, 70 steps up a tiny, barely lit spiral staircase, sits the nucleus of the Kansas University carillon.
Douglas County prosecutors charge Eudora man with two sex crimes
August 18, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors Friday filed two sex crime charges and two misdemeanor breach of privacy charges against a 36-year-old Eudora man, who was arrested earlier this month.
Kansas City, Mo., man pleads no contest to fleeing Lawrence police
August 18, 2012
A 21-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man pleaded no contest Friday in connection with a July vehicle chase with police.
KU soccer wins opener in overtime
August 18, 2012
Kansas University freshman Ashley Williams scored her first career goal in the 97th minute to lead the Jayhawks’ soccer team past UC Santa Barbara, 2-1, in overtime in its season opener Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Behind the Lens: DSLRs have more options for shooting in low light
August 18, 2012
When it comes to photographing in low light, people using point-and-shoot cameras are limited on controlling the quality of their light output.
Wait and see
August 18, 2012
Now it is beginning to clear up. Mitt Romney has been criticized for supporting the health care reform bill in Massachusetts that has been the prototype for the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare. What might we learn from Romneycare as a predictor of what awaits us with Obamacare and perhaps gain a clue as to why Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback would return the $31.5 million grant to set up a health exchange plan in Kansas?
Right decision
August 18, 2012
Leadership means doing the right thing regardless of what the crowd yells, the booster club proclaims or the accountant recommends. Given the recent incontrovertible evidence of a connection between football and serious brain injury (“Football’s flaws can’t be fixed,” Journal-World, Aug. 6), the Kansas University chancellor and the USD 497 school Superintendent ought to declare their institutions will no longer sponsor football programs and be accessories to this violence.
Knitting defense
August 18, 2012
Knitters are brilliant! In your recent story about the new active senior, knitters were denigrated, intimating we just sit in our chairs and knit. Why use such a hackneyed metaphor? Do you think that knitters are sedentary, old, wizened and passive? Let me tell you about today’s knitter.
Schools must ramp up efforts to justify funding
August 18, 2012
Following the recent Kansas primary elections, there has been much talk about the possible repercussions of conservative Republican candidates ousting more moderate-leaning officeholders.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for August 21, 2012
City to consider starting Joint Economic Development Council
August 18, 2012
City commissioners will consider creating a new Joint Economic Development Council that will provide “general oversight and vision” of the economic development efforts in Lawrence and Douglas County.
Ryan could be face of GOP’s future
August 18, 2012 in print edition on A8
Vice presidential picks are always judged by their effect on the coming election. They rarely have any. This time could be different. The Democrats’ Mediscare barrage is already in full swing. Paul Ryan, it seems, is determined to dispossess grandma, then toss her over a cliff. If the charge is not successfully countered, goodbye Florida.
100 years ago: Horse racing to return to county fair this fall
August 18, 2012
“Horse racing in ye olden days of county fairs was one of the special features of the annual week of fall festivities.”
Tough cookie meets her match
August 18, 2012
Fans of Hallmark movies know that a hard-driven female corporate executive is always due for a life change. In the case of “Smart Cookies” (8 p.m. Saturday), real estate whiz Julie Sterling (Jessalyn Gilsig, “Glee”) salivates at the prospect of a big corporate promotion, a passion that doesn’t leave time for romantic entanglements. But when her firm decides it needs to polish its image with charitable good works, Julie is assigned to help a hopeless Girl Scout troop. She is not amused.
25 years ago: Three from Lawrence chosen for state census committee
August 18, 2012
Three Lawrence residents were to be named this week to an advisory committee for the upcoming state census.
40 years ago: NCAA imposes sanctions on KU programs
August 18, 2012
The NCAA today was expected to impose a one-year probation on Kansas University.
Weis leaves impression on Self during practice
August 18, 2012
Kansas University coach Bill Self attended his first Charlie Weis football practice Friday.
KU quarterbacks coach Powlus defines position
August 18, 2012
Finding the right quarterbacks to recruit involves more than picking up the telephone and requesting one from central casting. So many factors, mental and physical, enter the equation when coaches try to determine which high school quarterbacks have what it takes to perform in a college game played at a faster speed with bigger players executing more sophisticated schemes.
Horoscope for Aug. 18
August 18, 2012
For Saturday, Aug. 18: This year you might be unusually focused on your financial well-being. Perhaps you see a new path open up and decide to walk down it. If you are single, a friendship is significant to a key relationship. If you are attached, the two of you become an even stronger entity.
Five sleepers who could be a factor for Kansas football in 2012
August 18, 2012
Camp life is over for the Kansas University football team, no more cramped quarters, uncomfortable beds or snoring roommates for the Jayhawks.
Chiefs hoping to beef up return game
August 18, 2012
Peering through heavy rain, Dexter McCluster backpedaled to catch the punt, cut left and sprinted a Kansas City team-record 94 yards for a touchdown to spark a season-opening victory over San Diego in 2010 that led to the AFC West championship.
Chiefs’ Bowe signs franchise tender
August 18, 2012
Perhaps Dwayne Bowe was just waiting for the Chiefs to break training camp to finally sign his franchise tender.
Perez’s double decisive for Royals
August 18, 2012
Salvador Perez hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two out in the seventh inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox, 4-2, on Friday night.