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FSHS soccer nails opener
August 30, 2012
On the day before his team’s first game, Free State coach Kelly Barah had his players work on their corner-kick sets. It ended up paying off just 14 minutes into the season.
Tri-umphant: Firebirds go 2-0 in volleyball debut
August 30, 2012
On the brink of seeing her team lose a match in its season-opening home triangular Thursday night, Free State High volleyball coach Nancy Hopkins needed a way to get the Firebirds’ attention.
Royals complete sweep of Tigers
August 30, 2012
Jeremy Guthrie pitched effectively into the eighth inning, and Alex Gordon homered to lead Kansas City over Detroit, 2-1, on Thursday night for a three-game sweep.
Eudora police chief resigns
August 30, 2012
Eudora Police Chief Grady Walker resigned Thursday, said John Harrenstein, Eudora city administrator.
Blue moon to grace tonight’s sky, sort of
August 30, 2012
When it comes to blue moons, one thing is certain: No matter which definition you’re using, they don’t happen very often.
Part-time driver hired for KU’s chancellor
August 30, 2012
In the hopes of freeing up more work time for Kansas University’s leader, KU has hired a part-time driver for Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to take her to and from some out-of-town appointments.
County clerk offers voter assistance
August 30, 2012
A voter identification and registration drive is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold Drive.
Police, firefighters prepare for flag football showdown
August 30, 2012
After losing to a team of firefighters the first two years in an annual flag football game, a team of Lawrence and Douglas County law enforcement officers hope this year’s game will turn out differently.
Romney makes case for jobs, lots of jobs
08:37 p.m., August 30, 2012 Updated 10:29 p.m.
Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House in a rousing Republican National Convention finale Thursday night, proclaiming America needs “jobs, lots of jobs” and promising to create 12 million of them in perilous economic times.
Bill Freeman to be honored by Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
Former Lawrence High football coach to receive Pride of Kansas Award on Friday, Sept. 7
August 30, 2012
Former Lawrence High football coach Bill Freeman will receive the Pride of Kansas Award on Sept. 7.
Suspect arrested on child sex charges
August 30, 2012
Lawrence police arrested a 74-year-old Lawrence man Thursday morning on two child sex crime charges.
First Kansas case of emerald ash borer confirmed in Wyandotte County
August 30, 2012
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that the emerald ash borer is now in Kansas with a case confirmed Wednesday, Aug. 29, in Wyandotte County.
Tonganoxie Middle School student hit by vehicle, taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital
04:31 p.m., August 30, 2012 Updated 05:32 p.m.
A Tonganoxie Middle School student was taken to an area hospital after being hit by a vehicle after school on Thursday.
Eisenhower Memorial to include high-tech features
August 30, 2012
Despite ongoing disagreement over designs for a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the nation’s capital, planners are creating a high-tech virtual memorial to accompany the future monument.
Statehouse Live: Jenkins says some are happy to stay unemployed to collect benefits
August 30, 2012
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, said some people “are happy” to stay unemployed to collect benefits rather than work. Jenkins’ Democratic opponent, Tobias Schlingensiepen, criticized her remark.
Town Talk: Lawrence church planning to open center in Oread neighborhood; hopes for a new Kansas River bridge east of Lawrence take a hit; talk of I-70 widening and industrial development
August 30, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
FACT CHECK: Ryan takes factual shortcuts in speech
August 30, 2012
Laying out the first plans for his party’s presidential ticket, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan took some factual shortcuts Wednesday night when he attacked President Barack Obama’s policies on Medicare, the economic stimulus and the budget deficit.
Heard on the Hill: Chronicle of Higher education sheds light on state education funding, Kansas State basketball attendance (it’s up!) and a bunch of other KU data, too
August 30, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Man pistol-whipped in attempted robbery at The Reserve apartments; two suspects in custody
12:59 a.m., August 30, 2012 Updated 03:55 p.m.
Lawrence police arrested two 19-year-old Topeka men Thursday morning an hour after a Kansas University student was pistol-whipped and a gun discharged in a robbery at The Reserve apartment complex, 2511 W. 31st Street.
Former president of First National Bank of Lawrence Lynn Anderson helped community flourish
August 30, 2012
A longtime supporter of the Lawrence community and former president of First National Bank of Lawrence lost a battle with cancer Sunday in Bellevue, Wash.
First Bell: Education articles roundup
August 30, 2012
News and notes from schools in Douglas County.
100 years ago: Cover the city water reservoirs, KU expert says
August 30, 2012
“Algae will not grow in the dark.”
Enforcement overstep?
August 30, 2012
There’s something that doesn’t seem to fit concerning statements from the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency about the Lance Armstrong case.
Petition out of line
August 30, 2012
The River Bend Court area’s recent petition to annex 1742 E. 1350 Road was inappropriate. I’m concerned because annexation is not for personal agendas. This was just an intimidation tactic to force their neighbor to stop target shooting.
Valuing history
August 30, 2012
This is with reference to the recent article in Go! about the Wakarusa Valley museum. It will be a source of information especially to anyone with connection to the area before it was submerged by Clinton Lake.
Concerned citizen
August 30, 2012
The recent report of a congressman from Kansas skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee gave me a high degree of consternation or, as a dictionary defines it, “a state of paralyzing dismay.”
Cyclist support
August 30, 2012
In remarks last week, Travis Tygart, CEO of USADA, expressed feigned regret regarding Armstrong’s fall from grace, and characterized USADA’s campaign as a needed response to the “win-at-all-costs” culture of sport. I suggest that Tygart take a close look in the mirror if he wants to see someone practicing a scorched-earth, win-at-all-costs approach.
Is U.S. greatness only a memory?
August 30, 2012 in print edition on A8
Once upon a time, a man walked on the moon. He climbed down the ladder onto lunar soil, the first human being ever to do so. “That’s one for small step for (a) man,” he famously said, “one giant leap for mankind.” It was one of history’s greatest feats and we had done it, we Americans.
Lions, Firebirds football teams return core groups of vets
Experienced seniors to lead LHS; FSHS to field experienced defense
August 30, 2012
Playing so many sophomores two years ago is about to pay off for coach Dirk Wedd’s Lawrence High football team. The Lions’ biggest strength on their depth chart entering Friday’s season opener against Shawnee Mission West is a core group of seniors with two seasons worth of varsity experience.
Getting defensive: Kansas defense out to prove it’s improved
August 30, 2012
By now, the veterans on the Kansas University defense have heard just how bad the Jayhawks’ defense was during the past two seasons more times than they would care to remember.
Former KU guard Milton Doyle to transfer to Loyola
August 30, 2012
Former Kansas University basketball guard Milton Doyle has decided to attend Loyola University of Chicago, Doyle’s mom, Lisa Green, reported on Wednesday night.
Royals win with odd run as Chen tames Tigers
August 30, 2012
The Royals proved Wednesday night just how fickle baseball can be.
25 years ago: Pricey highway plan under discussion
August 30, 2012
Lawrence residents were having mixed reactions to Gov. Mike Hayden’s highway plan.
A look ahead at Thursdays lineups
August 30, 2012
A night dominated by convention coverage seems as good a time as any to glance ahead to the upcoming season, and to ways that the network’s Thursday night will be changing. And staying the same.
Horoscope for Aug. 30
August 30, 2012
For Thursday, Aug. 30: You alternate between being coldly rational and practical to being delightfully expressive and fun. Can you understand why some of your close friends could be confused? If you are single, you could attract someone who responds to only one side of your personality. If you are attached, your sweetie could be highly responsive to your ability to greet change with ease.
Dayne Crist not the only playmaker in KU’s offense
August 30, 2012
It sometimes seems as if the moment a college football coach signs a contract to head a program he then moves to the next chair and has injected into his DNA a gene that makes him poor-mouth the talent he inherits.
40 years ago: Students start classes at Haskell while enrollees still arriving
August 30, 2012
A total of 857 students began the new semester today.