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Archive for Friday, August 31, 2012

Also from August 31

Chats
Obituaries
Photo galleries
LHS football v. Shawnee Mission West
Polls
Do you think a digital divide exists in Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
52%
No
 
26%
Unsure
 
21%
Total 242
Have you ever boxed?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
53%
Yes
 
38%
Can’t remember
 
7%
Total 195
How will KU's football team do this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
They’ll lose most of their games
 
48%
They’ll win half of their games
 
32%
They’ll win most of their games
 
9%
They’ll lose every game
 
4%
They’ll win every game
 
4%
Total 540
Videos

All stories

Rookie Steven Johnson makes Denver Broncos’ 53-man roster
August 31, 2012
The 2012 Denver Broncos will ultimately be known as the team led by quarterback Peyton Manning. But for fans of Kansas University football, this year’s Broncos represent something else — the professional home of a couple of former Jayhawks. Friday, the Broncos trimmed their roster from 75 to the league-mandated 53-man squad that will open the regular season and both rookie linebacker Steven Johnson and second-year cornerback Chris Harris were on it.
Football and tailgating season kicks off Saturday, a few reminders for fans
August 31, 2012
Kansas University football season starts this weekend, and with it comes tailgating season.
Brawl mars soccer game between Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood high schools
August 31, 2012
The Tonganoxie boys soccer team earned its second-straight comeback victory Thursday at Basehor-Linwood, but most of the fireworks occurred before either team got on the scoreboard.
KU football announces select non-conference opponents through 2018
August 31, 2012
The Kansas football team will play non-conference games against nine different schools from seven different conferences over the next six years, KU announced Friday.
Health concerns raised at hearing on proposed coal-burning power plant
August 31, 2012
The long-running dispute over a proposed coal-fired power plant in southwestern Kansas was before the state Supreme Court on Friday.
Topeka man sentenced for poaching record deer
August 31, 2012
A Topeka man will spend 15 consecutive weekends in jail and pay a $1,500 fine for killing a whitetail buck that would have set a state record if it had been shot legally and not out of season.
KUsports.com staff’s Week 1 college football picks
August 31, 2012
The following are the Journal-World staffers’ picks for Week 1 of the college football season.
Suspect in Colorado theater massacre applied to Kansas University, records show
August 31, 2012
James Holmes, the man accused of shooting and killing 12 people and injuring 58 others in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater in July, applied to graduate school at Kansas University.
Town Talk: Questions about the northwest recreation complex as commissioners prepare to make key vote on project; White House Black Market opens in downtown
August 31, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Statue stolen from Wichita State in 1987 recovered in Missouri
August 31, 2012
A valuable statue stolen in 1987 from Wichita State University has been recovered in southwestern Missouri, and one man is under arrest.
Funding problem could eliminate Amtrak’s Southwest Chief from 3 Kansas cities
August 31, 2012
Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico transportation officials have notified Amtrak that they do not have the millions of dollars the passenger rail service said is necessary to repair and maintain deteriorating tracks in western Kansas.
Trouble with the chair: Clint Eastwood mocked for RNC bit
August 31, 2012
Clint Eastwood earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance: a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney.
FACT CHECK: Romney’s deficit vow lacks specifics
August 31, 2012
Mitt Romney promised he would cut deficits and put America on track to a balanced budget as president, but he left voters to take it on faith that he could deliver. The details behind that pledge, and the painful spending choices involved, are conspicuously lacking in his agenda.
Lawrence man injured after rollover accident southwest of Eudora
07:20 a.m., August 31, 2012 Updated 05:17 p.m.
Two people were injured, including one critically, in a rollover accident southwest of Eudora.
First Bell: Football kickoff; the cost of Common Core
August 31, 2012
News, et cetera, from around schools in Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: Wired magazine takes on KU mural; Newt Gingrich likes KU’s Natural History Museum; reporter says good-bye
August 31, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Guard ‘Cat’ Barber visiting Kansas
August 31, 2012
One of the top high school basketball point guards in the Class of 2013 will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University this weekend.
25 years ago: Busy night on campus possibly includes gunfire
August 31, 2012
KU police were investigating recent incidents which may have involved firearms.
40 years ago: Several KU women proud to finally play in marching band
August 31, 2012
About a dozen female students this year were the first to play in the marching band that had been traditionally all male.
KU thrower Finley transfers to Wyoming
August 31, 2012
Former Kansas University track distance thrower Mason Finley has transferred to the University of Wyoming for his senior season, the Wyoming athletic department has announced.
Lawrence tennis goes 3-0 in quad
August 31, 2012
Kendal Pritchard, Whitney Simons and Katie Gaches each went 1-1 in singles matches, and Lawrence High’s girls tennis team defeated Gardner-Edgerton, Shawnee Mission North and Leavenworth on Thursday by 3-1 scores.
100 years ago: Merit system initiated for streetcar drivers
August 31, 2012
“They were all enthusiastic over the plan and started out to be more civil, more careful and more courteous than ever before.”
YouTube offers first scripted series
August 31, 2012
The evolution of television and soap operas continues. The old daytime serials may have gone the way of “Guiding Light,” but they’re finding new places to attract viewers, particularly younger ones. Nickelodeon has experimented with nightly soaps, including the supernaturally inclined “House of Anubis” and the music-business melodrama “Hollywood Heights.”
Horoscope for Aug. 31
August 31, 2012
For Friday, Aug. 31: This year you have a frenetic element in your life. Your classic organizational skills might be overwhelmed by everything that could fall on your plate. If you are single, your attractiveness to the opposite sex cannot be denied. If you are attached, the two of you sometimes feel out of sync.
Oread plan
August 31, 2012
A plan to create design guidelines for the Oread neighborhood east and north of the Kansas University campus is a positive step because it recognizes that various parts of the neighborhood serve different purposes and have different needs.
Air-conditioned Robinson is rec answer
August 31, 2012
For the price of an air conditioner, Lawrence can accomplish about everything it proposes to do with the Schwada-Fritzel “sports village.”
Election a test for conservatives
August 31, 2012 in print edition on A10
Now begins the final phase of this cognitive dissonance campaign. America’s 57th presidential election is the first devoted to calling the nation’s bluff. When Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan, Republicans undertook the perilous but commendable project of forcing voters to face the fact that they fervently hold flatly incompatible beliefs.
Free State tennis cruises at J.C.
August 31, 2012
Free State High dropped just one match on the day and cruised to victory in the Junction City High tennis quadrangular on Thursday.
Regional prep sports roundups: Aug. 31
August 31, 2012
A look at recent highlights in Baldwin, Basehor, Bonner Springs, De Soto, Eudora and Shawnee. Stay tuned each Friday for roundups.
Harrell, Packers hammer Chiefs, 24-3
August 31, 2012
Graham Harrell finally showed why the Green Bay Packers believed he could be Aaron Rodgers’ primary backup.
Seabury volleyball takes 2 victories
August 31, 2012
Seabury Academy opened its volleyball season Thursday with victories over Jackson Heights and Onaga.
Free State takes to road for football opener with familiar Ravens
August 31, 2012
As thrilling as it is to start the season, Week 1 has the power to make some football coaches lose sleep for other reasons.
Visiting SM West has LHS football wary of speed, air attack
August 31, 2012
The way Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd sees it, his team has spent its preseason practices cramming for a test.