Archive for Wednesday, November 7, 2012

All stories

Sporting KC wins, loses
November 7, 2012
The Houston Dynamo held off Sporting Kansas City after Seth Sinovic scored his first career goal in the second half, falling 1-0 on Wednesday night but advancing to the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-1 aggregate-goal result.
Sudden impact: First-year starter Kieran Severa big play-maker for Lawrence High
November 7, 2012
It’s rare to find Kieran Severa lacking for confidence, especially on the football field. But as a first-year starter at outside linebacker for Lawrence High, Severa had to ease into the position this season while also picking up kickoff- and punt-team responsibilities and serving as a back-up wide receiver. By Benton Smith
LHS, FSHS selling advance tickets
November 7, 2012
Free State High and Lawrence football fans can secure their seats for Friday’s games early.
KU volleyball completes sweep of K-State
November 7, 2012
Sophomore outside hitter Sara McClinton led Kansas University with 16 kills to power the 23rd-ranked KU volleyball team to a season series sweep of No. 17 Kansas State on Wednesday night at Ahearn Fieldhouse.
Bill Self: Rotation starting to come clear
November 7, 2012
Slicing Kansas University’s men’s basketball rotation to a workable number might be easier than most expected this season. By Gary Bedore
Topeka man pleads no contest to lewd and lascivious behavior
November 7, 2012
A 23-year-old Topeka man pleaded no contest Wednesday in Douglas County District Court to one count of lewd and lascivious behavior.
Kansas GOP right sees less spending, more tax cuts
November 7, 2012
Conservative Republicans anticipated Wednesday that they’ll trim Kansas’ budget and even consider additional tax cuts after cementing large majorities in the Legislature that should give GOP Gov. Sam Brownback broad freedom to move the state further to the right.
Up-tempo offenses troubling for Kansas defense
09:27 p.m., November 7, 2012 Updated 11:45 p.m.
It’s a well-known fact that every week in the Big 12 conference is a challenge for defenses. But the Kansas University football team is smack dab in the middle of playing two of the team’s fastest offenses, Baylor last week and Texas Tech this Saturday. By Matt Tait
KU gets $1.7 million to improve systems to study climate change
November 7, 2012
Researchers with Kansas University’s Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets have received a $1.7 million grant to improve radar systems for capturing images of polar ice sheets from aircraft. By Matt Erickson
Costs, scope of proposed recreation center escalate
November 7, 2012
Lawrence officials now are acknowledging the city’s costs for a proposed regional recreation center have increased since the project has begun working on a partnership with the Kansas University Endowment Association, reports Chad Lawhorn. But city officials also quickly point out the number of amenities in the project has grown significantly.
Authorities to investigate Sedgwick election woes
November 7, 2012
The Kansas Secretary of State’s office plans to investigate problems at the Sedgwick County elections office that delayed vote totals for hours after the polls closed.
Opinion: Quarterbacks dominate Heisman voting based on value, not hype
12:30 p.m., November 7, 2012 Updated 01:19 p.m.
There’s a reason that quarterbacks get all the Heisman love, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says: It’s because they play the most important position on the field.
More than 1,200 lose power overnight in Lawrence
November 7, 2012
More than 1,200 Westar Energy customers lost power early Wednesday morning after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of 23rd and Massachusetts streets.
Fire reported this morning at Lawrence apartment complex
Cause not yet determined, but numerous suspected arsons reported in area
11:40 a.m., November 7, 2012 Updated 12:45 p.m.
Emergency crews responded to a fire Wednesday morning at an apartment complex at 1018 W. 24th St. Fire officials have yet to determine the cause of the blaze. Investigators are looking to a string of suspected arsons reported by public safety officials during the past couple weeks in an area from 23rd Street south to 25th Street and from Iowa Street east to Naismith Drive.
GOP right wins big majorities in Kansas Legislature
November 7, 2012
Conservative Republicans have captured large enough majorities in the Kansas Legislature to likely give GOP Gov. Sam Brownback broad freedom to move the state sharply right and to deal with next year’s self-inflicted state budget shortfall.
Given 2nd term, Obama now facing new urgent task
November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession.
Navajo Code Talker to receive degree from KU 60 years after departure
November 7, 2012
Kansas University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will present a degree next week to a World War II Navajo Code Talker who had to withdraw from KU 60 years ago after three years of studies.
2012 election shows a nation still divided
November 7, 2012
The election laid bare a dual — and dueling — nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It seems you can please only half of the people nearly all of the time.
Analysis: Both sides see mandate, hard road ahead
November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama’s re-election, coupled with Republicans’ continued hold on the House, gives both parties a chance to rethink, and perhaps undo, the bitter partisanship that has gripped Washington for four years and frustrated Americans who see big problems going unsolved.
Obama: ‘We have picked ourselves up,’ fought back
November 7, 2012
A triumphant President Barack Obama heralded his re-election with a call to action early Wednesday, telling Americans that their citizenship doesn’t end with their vote and declaring that the “best is yet to come.”
Trump takes to Twitter to vent
November 7, 2012
Donald Trump has deleted some of the Twitter tirade he posted following President Barack Obama’s re-election and added new critiques of NBC’s Brian Williams.
Town Talk: Deal to build 1,000-bedroom apartment complex at Gaslight Village Mobile Home Park falls through; speculation grows Menards looking at site for retail development
November 7, 2012
News and notes from Lawrence and Douglas County.
5 things to know after Tuesday’s Kansas elections
November 7, 2012
Voters in Kansas faced one of the state’s lightest ballots in years, but the effects of Tuesday’s decisions will stay with Kansas residents for some time. Here are five things to know about Tuesday’s outcomes. By Chris Clark, Associated Press
Kansas boat tax question winning
November 7, 2012
Kansas voters were giving support to a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would change the way boats are taxed.
Area youths cast their ballots
November 7, 2012
More than 3,000 elementary through high school students in Douglas County cast ballots in the Kids Voting project Tuesday, producing results that were similar in many cases to those of their parents. By Peter Hancock
Campbell holds on to State Board of Education seat
November 7, 2012
Democrat Carolyn Campbell coasted to a clear victory Tuesday night in a race to keep her seat on the Kansas State Board of Education. By Peter Hancock
Dems hold their own in county
November 7, 2012
Douglas County remained a blue island in a mostly red sea as area Democrats maintained control of their legislative seats. State Sens. Marci Francisco, Tom Holland and Anthony Hensley all won re-election, as did state Rep. Barbara Ballard. Democrat John Wilson won an open House seat. By Scott Rothschild
Heard on the Hill: Lots of provisional ballots at on-campus polling site; sunglasses for student voters; professor encouraging Native Americans to eat indigenous foods
November 7, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Opinion: Alumni support is vital to KU legacy
November 7, 2012
To the casual observer, a KU Homecoming might be defined only by a parade of colorful floats and a football game when, in fact, months of planning by the KU Alumni Association, students, and university departments culminate in a full week of activities welcoming back alumni and celebrating the history and traditions of our proud university.
40 years ago: Douglas County reports heavy voter turnout
November 7, 2012
“I’ve been voting at 7 a.m. for the past 10 years or so and this is the first time I have had to stand in line.”
100 years ago: Election fallout: Women’s suffrage issue came between co-workers
November 7, 2012
“When the result was known the man opposed to suffrage was very angry….”
Tune In Tonight: What do unusual animal friendships teach us?
November 7, 2012
The advent of YouTube and other Internet video sites has brought us a glut of cute animal clips. It’s no longer enough to gush over adorable kittens. You have to see sweet little critters in unlikely tandems, like a cheetah cub that has become best friends with a Labrador retriever.
Horoscopes for Nov. 7
November 7, 2012
For Wednesday, Nov. 7: This year you feel empowered and energized. You sometimes might not think that you will land on your feet, but you will — just keep the faith. If you are single, meeting people is a breeze. If you are attached, the two of you might have different visions of what constitutes “the good life.”
25 years ago: Owner reminisces about Sanctuary’s past as well-known tavern closes its doors
November 7, 2012
Johnson and a cousin had bought the lease in 1965, for $287, from the owner of a tavern called the Stables.
Editorial: Water issue
November 7, 2012
The public should be more aware and concerned about the move, during current drought conditions, to release more water from Kansas reservoirs to facilitate the operation of the new Bowersock power plant.
Opinion: Rebels in Syria struggling for unity
November 7, 2012 in print edition on A9
Walking from Turkey into Syria at the Bab al-Salameh gate takes you down a long, desolate road flanked by high walls and barbed wire. Just beyond the barbed wire sits the Kilis refugee camp, holding thousands of desperate families who fled the bombs and shelling in towns just beyond the border.