Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2012

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12:10 a.m.
Campa-what? A pronunciation guide to campus buildings
August 19, 2012
Nothing screams freshman like mispronouncing one of the names of the 150 buildings on Kansas University’s campus. But how do you figure out the correct way to pronounce a name?
6:00 a.m.
A date and signature by James Naismith are seen at the bottom right of the final page of his original rules of "Basket Ball," at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Friday, March 4, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. David Booth and family purchased the rules at a Sotheby's auction for more than $4 million. Planned two-story student center near KU’s Allen Fieldhouse to house Naismith’s rules of basketball
August 22, 2012
Kansas University has plans to build a two-story student center next to the northeast corner of Allen Fieldhouse that will serve as the new home for James Naismith’s original rules of basketball, KU officials confirmed on Wednesday.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Kobach sues Obama administration over immigration amnesty plan
1:43 p.m., August 23, 2012 Updated 12:21 a.m.
Kris Kobach is representing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees suing the Obama administration over its plan to stop deporting many young illegal immigrants and grant them work permits.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd brings his team into a huddle for some encouraging words after a scrimmage as part of the Fall Sports Jamboree, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Lawrence High. Coming together: Lions football finding some answers
August 22, 2012
Halfway through the preseason practice schedule, coach Dirk Wedd has witnessed some sizable developments for his Lawrence High football team.
10:00 p.m.
What are those birds everywhere? Jayhawks on Parade
August 19, 2012
In 2003, the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau and participating organizations distributed 30 5-foot Jayhawk sculptures around town as part of Jayhawks on Parade, an art exhibit and fundraiser. Nine years later, 19 still can be viewed by the public.

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Chiefs’ new offense has options
August 23, 2012
Matt Cassel took the snap from center, scanned the practice field as he dropped back to pass and just for a moment must have felt like a little boy on Christmas morning.
LCC pro Kristen Samp ties for third at tournament
August 23, 2012
Kristen Samp, teaching pro at Lawrence Country Club, tied for third place in the 54-hole Teaching and Club Pro national championship that was played Monday through Wednesday at the Donald Ross Course at French Lick in French Lick, Ind.
Lion Shane Willoughby makes regional baseball team
August 23, 2012
On the baseball diamond, a little knowledge and experience can go a long way.
Pump Patrol
August 23, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.59 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Charges filed against Overland Park man accused of injuring Lawrence police officer
August 23, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors Thursday filed five charges against a 26-year-old Overland Park man accused of injuring a Lawrence police officer Wednesday night during a chase in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane.
Big 12 commish gets (more) familiar with KU
League leader — already acquainted with coaches Weis, Self — tours Jayhawks’ facilities
August 23, 2012
Bob Bowlsby, the Big 12’s first-year commissioner, toured Kansas University’s campus and athletic-department facilities Wednesday and Thursday.
All fired up: FSHS football can’t wait to begin
August 23, 2012
Free State High’s football players know they’re not perfect, but if it were up to them, they would go ahead and get the season started today instead of waiting another week.
KU facilities fix lies in West Campus
August 23, 2012
Here’s my proposal for how KU can eliminate that facilities embarrassment, save the city of Lawrence a bundle and help two other sports: Sell to the city a big enough piece of West Campus to build the proposed city recreation center and KU soccer and track and field venues at a bargain-basement price and use some of the proceeds to bring softball facilities into the 21st century.
Thrift store selling its donations online
August 23, 2012
As Internet auctions have become a more common way of buying and selling goods, a volunteer with the Social Service League Thrift Store has found a way to benefit the local community by starting an online branch of the store.
Drought worsens in Plains despite cooler weather
August 23, 2012
While other corn growers already have knocked down their drought-ravaged crops to feed them to livestock, Nebraska farmer Doug Nelson still waits for his maize to mature, well aware it won’t be a banner year. On the day a new report suggested the nation’s worst dry spell in at least a generation is deepening in America’s breadbasket, Nelson said Thursday he expects to harvest anywhere from nothing to 43 bushels per acre on his unirrigated acreage, a far cry from the 120 to 140 bushels he’d typically get.
Bonner Springs man, 34, dies after argument in vehicle traveling from Eudora to Kansas City
August 23, 2012
Lenexa police said a Bonner Springs man who died early Wednesday morning after he was involved in a roadside fight on Interstate 435 had been traveling in a minivan from Eudora to the Kansas City area.
Ottawa man pleads no contest in Lawrence robbery
August 23, 2012
A 22-year-old Ottawa man pleaded no contest Thursday in connection with a January robbery at a Lawrence apartment.
Firefighters: Fire at Sigma Chi fraternity caused by construction work
03:42 p.m., August 23, 2012 Updated 03:59 p.m.
A fire Wednesday afternoon at the Sigma Chi Fraternity house caused more than $150,000 in damage, fire officials said.
Lawrence resident pleads guilty in bank robberies
August 23, 2012
A 26-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty Thursday morning and admitted robbing a Lawrence bank twice in 2011.
Kobach sues Obama administration over immigration amnesty plan
01:43 p.m., August 23, 2012 Updated 12:21 a.m.
Kris Kobach is representing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees suing the Obama administration over its plan to stop deporting many young illegal immigrants and grant them work permits.
Power outage affected about 500 customers just west of Massachusetts Street
12:46 p.m., August 23, 2012 Updated 01:07 p.m.
A tree fell into a power line Thursday afternoon causing an outage for about 500 customers in Old West Lawrence and Oread neighborhoods, said Gina Penzig, a Westar Energy spokeswoman.
Linwood man dies in car-motorcycle accident
09:59 a.m., August 23, 2012 Updated 10:26 a.m.
A 44-year old Linwood man died in a car-motorcycle crash Thursday morning in North Lawrence.
Town Talk: UPDATE: Neighbors won’t appeal Ninth and N.H. project; Plans for Ten Thousand Villages to open downtown store on track; CVB seeking new director
09:27 a.m., August 23, 2012 Updated 04:53 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Water line work closes Louisiana Street
August 23, 2012
Replacement of a 12-inch water main that was installed in 1990 has forced the closure of Louisiana Street between 21st Street and Greever Terrace.
First Bell: Even more on ACT scores; new assessments in the works after No Child Left Behind waiver
August 23, 2012
News and notes from schools around Douglas County
Heard on the Hill: Naismith rules donor talks about upcoming film; ACT scores show more students aren’t ready for college; SUA carnival set for Saturday
August 23, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: KU traffic booths a safety hazard?
August 23, 2012
For the workers who spent their days in them, the booths were a possible health hazard.
40 years ago: City officials visit new library on eve of opening
August 23, 2012
Members of the Lawrence City Commission and the Lawrence Public Library Board had been treated to a sneak preview.
100 years ago: Farmers and families have great time at Woodland Park
August 23, 2012
“The weather was fine and the farmers and merchants came out in force to enjoy the day.”
Pump patrol
August 23, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.59 at several stations.
Meeting memories
August 23, 2012
Questions about meetings at the governor’s residence earlier this year should raise the state’s awareness about the importance of open government.
Hurricane delivered a powerful lesson
August 23, 2012 in print edition on A8
Here’s what an idiot I was: I thought it was going to be fun. Scary, yes — the lights would go out, the winds would howl, the windows would rattle — but essentially harmless for all that. It would be fun, in a ghost-stories-in-the dark, shiver-up-your-back kind of way. We would camp out in the house, eating bologna sandwiches and playing board games, waiting for the lights to come back on.
Talks on Iran remain deadlocked
August 23, 2012 in print edition on A8
As Israel and Iran entered this summer of confrontation over Tehran’s nuclear program, the Iranians were also conducting talks with the United States and other leading nations to seek a diplomatic alternative to war. Since then, the rumors of an impending Israeli military strike have grown almost daily, but whatever happened to the negotiations?
Horoscope for Aug. 23
August 23, 2012
For Thursday, Aug. 23: This year you will become far more assertive than in years past. Often, a misunderstanding develops out of nowhere, or people distance themselves. If you are single, you will want to meet a like-minded person. If you are attached, the two of you seem to have a natural pace.
Burn Notice’ is burning out
August 23, 2012
Season finales are a great chance to catch up with shows and take stock.