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Archive for Saturday, November 3, 2012

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1:19 a.m.
KU Public Safety Officers have set up a perimeter around McCollum Hall in response to an incident with a gun at KU's largest residence hall. 18 computers, valued at $30k, reported stolen from Art & Design building
9:54 p.m., November 1, 2012 Updated 12:46 p.m.
Eighteen laptop computers, valued at more than $30,000, were reported stolen from the Kansas University Art & Design building, 1467 Jayhawk Blvd., Tuesday morning, according to a report from KU Public Safety. By Shaun Hittle
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence students and cheerleaders rushed the field after the Lions held on to beat Gardner-Edgerton, 34-32, in a first-round Class 6A state playoff game on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Gardner. Lawrence High holds off Gardner-Edgerton in last seconds of playoff football thriller
November 3, 2012
Kharon Brown didn’t know just how much he loved his Lawrence High football team until the Lions found themselves a play away from elimination in the Class 6A playoffs Friday night at Gardner-Edgerton. Story by Benton Smith
10:00 a.m.
Tricia Venters, Lawrence, instructs her son  Zach Venters, 10, on how to fill out her ballot Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, as she participated in advance voting at the Douglas County Courthouse. Zach, a student at Quail Run elementary will participate in Kids Vote at school Tuesday. Advance voting will continue at the courthouse Saturday from 9 to 3 p.m. and Monday 8-12 p.m. Early voting trails 2008 pace in county
November 3, 2012
Heading into the final stage of early voting, Douglas County voter participation trails the last presidential election in 2008. In 2008, a total of 17,156 advance ballots were cast both in-person and by mail, according to Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew. As of Thursday night, 9,578 ballots voted. By Scott Rothschild
12:00 p.m.
Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings heaves a pass as Texas defensive tackle Brandon Moore is fended off by KU lineman Randall Dent during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at Memorial Stadium. Easy-going: QB Michael Cummings proves unflappable
November 2, 2012
There was a time when being the starting quarterback for a Big 12 football program in a game that took place just 60 miles from his childhood home seemed like a pipe dream for Kansas University quarterback Michael Cummings. By Matt Tait
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence police work the scene of a shooting Saturday at 1311 Del. Two men were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds at the scene. The shooting occurred about 2:45 a.m. Saturday. Violent crime numbers decline in city
November 2, 2012
Violent crime dropped in Lawrence in 2011 by nearly 19 percent, according to officials FBI numbers released this week. Property crime also dipped slightly. By Shaun Hittle
10:06 p.m.
Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings is pressured by Baylor defensive end Terrance Lloyd during the third quarter, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas. A repeat story’: KU falters in second half of 41-14 loss to Baylor
November 3, 2012
Kansas coach Charlie Weis once again had his team in a competitive game at halftime, only to see an opponent dominate the Jayhawks after the break. One of Weis’ biggest issues continues to be his team’s lack of production at quarterback. By Matt Tait

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Report details record number of water line breaks, $72 million worth repairs over next three decades
November 3, 2012
A new Lawrence City Hall report estimates roughly 18 percent of all the waterlines in the city ought to be replaced between now and 2030, and it likely will cost a little more than $72 million in today’s dollars to do so.
Complete live election coverage online
November 3, 2012
As you wait for the polls to close and the counting to begin on Tuesday, be sure to check out LJWorld.com, where the Journal-World staff will provided the latest in Election Day coverage.
Actual enrollment patterns not matching forecasts
November 3, 2012
Firm hired to estimate future enrollment overstated growth in east and central Lawrence while underestimating growth in newer neighborhoods. By Peter Hancock
GOP taking aim at Dems
November 3, 2012
Much of the political activity over the past few months in Kansas has centered on the state legislative races. In those races, conservative Republicans are hoping to duplicate against Democrats what they did to moderate Republicans in the primary election. By Scott Rothschild
Lecompton Re-enactors present ‘Territorial Characters’
November 3, 2012
The Lecompton Re-enactors will kick off a series of performances at Constitution Hall State Historic Site today with the play “Kansas Territorial Characters.”
100 years of women voting
State approved civil right eight years before nation did
November 3, 2012
On Nov. 5, 1912, Kansas voters — all of them men — approved a state constitutional amendment by a count of 175,246 votes for and 159,197 against. That was eight years before ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote nationwide. By Scott Rothschild
Notebook: KU experiences another weather delay; defense racks up tackles-for-loss
November 3, 2012
For the second time this season, the Kansas University football team sat through an extended weather day and responded by playing like it.
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 3 NBA games
November 3, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
Opinion: There’s no worse place than the road for KU football
November 3, 2012
The Kansas football team’s losing streak away from Memorial Stadium has spanned three coaches, five quarterbacks and 10 states. Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says no matter the location, the script hasn’t seemed to change for the desperate Jayhawks.
A repeat story’: KU falters in second half of 41-14 loss to Baylor
November 3, 2012
Kansas coach Charlie Weis once again had his team in a competitive game at halftime, only to see an opponent dominate the Jayhawks after the break. One of Weis’ biggest issues continues to be his team’s lack of production at quarterback. By Matt Tait
Murder research brings woman to Kansas
November 3, 2012
More than 52 years after visiting her brother in a Hutchinson prison, a Florida woman returned to the institution last week while attempting to retrace the path her brother took on a five-state murderous rampage. By John Green, The Hutchinson News
Warriors’ Brandon Rush has torn ACL, out for season
November 3, 2012
Brandon Rush’s season is over after two games. Rush’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Saturday that an MRI exam on the Golden State Warriors’ top reserve revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee
Man critically injured after three-story fall from balcony
November 3, 2012
A man suffered critical injuries early Saturday morning after falling from a third-story balcony in 3100 block of Ousdahl Road.
FreedomFest to honor veterans
November 3, 2012
More than 20,000 military members and veterans live in Leavenworth County. Organizers hope a number of them will spend their Veterans Day weekend at Kansas FreedomFest, a two-day country music festival Friday and Saturday in Leavenworth. By Adam Strunk
KUMC candidates
November 3, 2012
I chair the committee undertaking the search for a new executive vice chancellor of the Kansas University Medical Center. Contrary to repeated claims in Lawrence Journal-World opinion pieces, at no point did our committee forward to Chancellor Gray-Little only one candidate.
Letter: Against Brownback
November 3, 2012
In regard to “Other Choices” (Journal-World, Nov. 2), the issue in this election is not about being effective in the Republican Party. The Republican Party is the Sam Brownback Party and Sam allows no dissent to his agenda.
Letter: Vulnerable vote
November 3, 2012
The founders of our country knew that power would be abused, and attempted to limit this danger through checks and balances. Why have we become so trusting in the modern age? What is it about modern humankind that warrants such a seeming belief in our intrinsic honesty and goodness?
Lawrence man charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated battery
November 3, 2012
A 19-year-old Lawrence man was charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with several charges stemming from a Thursday aggravated robbery in the 2400 block of Louisiana Street. Michael P. Mason is being held on a $30,000 bond on charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated battery and theft. He was arrested by Lawrence police about 9 a.m. By Shaun Hittle
Lawrence man charged for Weaver’s Department Store burglary
November 3, 2012
A 27-year-old Lawrence man was charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with burglary, theft and criminal damage stemming from an Oct. 21 incident at Weaver’s Department Store, 901 Massachusetts St. Manuel B. Garcia is accused of breaking a window at the store and stealing multiple items just after midnight on Oct. 21. burglary
Police searching for driver who fled during traffic stop
November 3, 2012
Lawrence police Sgt. Craig Shanks said a police officer pulled over a white 1993 Honda Accord for an illegal license plate violation at 8:02 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Tennessee Street. Shanks said the driver, Kyle Anthony Waymon Mendez, handed the police officer his ID and drove away from the scene at a high rate of speed while the officer was checking the ID. By Adam Strunk
Lawrence man arrested in connection with Oct. 18 Hy-Vee shotgun incident
November 3, 2012
A 29-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Thursday, accused of brandishing a shotgun during an Oct. 18 robbery outside of Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway. By Shaun Hittle
Prosecutors dismiss sex-crime charge
November 3, 2012
A sex-crime charge against a 36-year-old Lawrence man was dismissed Friday by prosecutors after the victim was “deemed unavailable,” said a spokeswoman from Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s office. The man was arrested in August after Eudora police investigated an alleged incident involving a 15-year-old child. By Shaun Hittle
Early voting trails 2008 pace in county
November 3, 2012
Heading into the final stage of early voting, Douglas County voter participation trails the last presidential election in 2008. In 2008, a total of 17,156 advance ballots were cast both in-person and by mail, according to Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew. As of Thursday night, 9,578 ballots voted. By Scott Rothschild
25 years ago: Local ‘traditional values’ group takes aim at proposed city amendment
November 3, 2012
A “small but spirited” Lawrence group calling itself the Alliance of Citizens for Traditional Values was gearing up for its first fight.
40 years ago: Local travelers prepare for opening of KCI
November 3, 2012
Airport parking during the switch was expected to cause some confusion.
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 2 NBA games
November 3, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
Letter: Disaster plan
November 3, 2012
Amending the constitution is an attempt to improve society. Someone wants to require a balanced budget; someone else has a definition of marriage. Constitutional amendments generally, and should, guarantee rights. I suggest an amendment that allows for more equitable elections and results during natural disasters or worse.
McLouth rolls past Jackson Heights in first-round playoff game
November 3, 2012
Held scoreless in the first quarter, McLouth shook off the slow start and pulled away for a 42-8 victory over Jackson Heights in a first-round Class 2-1A state football playoff game on Friday.
Lawrence High holds off Gardner-Edgerton in last seconds of playoff football thriller
November 3, 2012
Kharon Brown didn’t know just how much he loved his Lawrence High football team until the Lions found themselves a play away from elimination in the Class 6A playoffs Friday night at Gardner-Edgerton. Story by Benton Smith
KU basketball recruit Joel Embiid to narrow list next week
November 3, 2012
The recruitment of Joel Embiid is nearing and end as the Cameroon big man is headed to Marquette this weekend for his fifth and final campus visit. By Gary Bedore
Around and About for Nov. 3, 2012
November 3, 2012
Registered nurse Amanda Galyardt, of Lawrence, has won the $1,000 George E. Devane CRNA Scholarship presented by the Kansas Nurses Foundation. Galyardt is enrolled in the Kansas University nurse anesthesia program.
Faith Forum: Do you have religious advice for families dealing with divorce?
November 3, 2012
David Berkowitz and Mitch Todd answer.
KU soccer’s Kastor earns All-District honor
November 3, 2012
Kansas University soccer forward Caroline Kastor was named to Capital One’s Academic All-District team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday.
Kansas swimming leads double dual
November 3, 2012
Kansas University’s swimming team built big leads over TCU and North Dakota in a double dual on Friday at Robinson Natatorium.
Tune In Tonight: TV movie blends reality and fiction
November 3, 2012
In a case of made-for-TV casting magic, a network star plays a cable star in an adaptation of a book based on the cable star’s own life story. Did I mention that the cable star also produced the movie?
Tonganoxie soccer advances to state title game
November 3, 2012
Tonganoxie High handed McPherson a 3-1 defeat in a Class 4-1A state soccer semifinal Friday at Piper High School. Matt Saathoff had a hat trick, and Keaton Truesdell recorded 29 saves to propel the Chieftains (16-3-1) to their first state title game.
100 years ago: Principal daydreams about gymnasium for LHS
November 3, 2012
“A fine Gym close to the high school would be a great assistant to the high school athletes, the students in general, and it would add much to the school property that Lawrence has already.”
Horoscopes for Nov. 3
November 3, 2012
For Saturday, Nov. 3: This year you experience intense feelings. You will encounter a lot of the unexpected, which adds even more excitement to your day-to-day routine. If you are single, someone will dash into your life after May 2013. If you are attached, follow your emotions and show compassion, and you will strengthen the bond between you.
Opinion: Misjudgment but no delay in Benghazi
November 3, 2012 in print edition on A10
A detailed CIA timeline of the assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi paints an anguishing picture of embattled Americans waiting for Libyan local security forces that didn’t come and courageous CIA officers who died on a rooftop without the heavy weapons they needed, trying to protect their colleagues below.
Free State football advances to quarterfinals with rout of Olathe North
November 3, 2012
Don’t treat the final score as an indicator of what happened Friday night at Free State Stadium — the Firebirds dismantled Olathe North, 38-22. Story by Tom Witherspoon