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Viking rematch awaits Lawrence
November 8, 2012
Now 10 weeks removed from its first defeat, Lawrence has a chance to rectify it, with SM West (9-1) returning to LHS tonight for a rematch in the Class 6A state quarterfinals. By Benton Smith
NBA suspends Kings’ Robinson for two games
November 8, 2012
The NBA has suspended Sacramento Kings forward Thomas Robinson for two games for elbowing Detroit’s Jonas Jerebko in the neck.
Jeff Withey says ‘funk’ history
Center ready to ‘bring it’ tonight in season opener
November 8, 2012
Jeff Withey, who was named first-team preseason All-Big 12 and honorable mention All-America, said he doesn’t know why he’s been spaced out, but he says he’s focused heading into tonight’s season opener. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 8 NBA games
November 8, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA games.
Opinion: Help is on the way: WR Justin McCay part of Cavalry II
November 8, 2012
Kansas receiver Justin McCay likes and is similar to former standout wideout Keyshawn Johnson, but we’ll have to wait until next season to see if McCay plays like Johnson. By Tom Keegan
Kansas volleyball players lauded
November 8, 2012
Fourth-year junior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc became the second Kansas University volleyball player in program history named to the Capital One Academic All-District 7 First Team, and KU junior setter Erin McNorton was named to the second team announced by CoSIDA on Thursday.
KU OL honored
November 8, 2012
Kansas senior offensive lineman Trevor Marrongelli was named to the Capitol One CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 football team, it was announced Thursday. Marrongelli has earned a spot on the team for the second-straight year.
Haskell volleyball in postseason
November 8, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University’s volleyball team will make its first postseason appearance today in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament.
Residents get answers on proposed rec center
November 8, 2012
Roughly 100 people took advantage of an opportunity Thursday night to take a closer look at plans for a proposed new recreation center in northwest Lawrence and to ask city officials about the details. Among their questions at a open house event at Free State High School: What will the city get for a proposed $25 million cost, to be paid to the KU Endowment Association as part of an agreement? By Matt Erickson
Perry Ellis to start; Landen Lucas to sit
November 8, 2012
Perry Ellis, who came off the bench in Kansas University’s two exhibition basketball games, will start today’s 7 p.m. regular-season opener against SE Missouri State, KU coach Bill Self said Thursday. By Gary Bedore
Think before you drive tonight
Local games expected to create traffic jam
November 8, 2012
Two big games with two big crowds may cause a major traffic snarl tonight in the neighborhood between Lawrence High School and Allen Fieldhouse. Lawrence High football hosts Shawnee Mission West in a quarterfinal playoff game, while Kansas University’s men’s basketball team plays its regular-season home opener against Southeast Missouri State. By Ian Cummings
Man convicted in TV station attack
November 8, 2012
A 49-year-old Topeka man has been convicted of attacking employees at a TV station after he was told it would not report a story he wanted covered.
Governor: No state-federal health care partnership
November 8, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas will have a federally run health insurance exchange, after he declined to support Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger’s application for a state-federal partnership.
Drought tracker: Dryness worsens in Kansas, Oklahoma
November 8, 2012
The worst U.S. drought in decades got worse in parts of the nation’s midsection, further frustrating ranchers and growers of winter wheat in Kansas and Oklahoma, a drought-tracking consortium’s update showed Thursday. By Jim Suhr, Associated Press
Missing Emporia State student found in Germany
November 8, 2012
A missing Kansas college student has been found in Germany nearly three weeks after traveling there without telling her friends or family.
Election officials told not to release names of provisional ballot voters
November 8, 2012
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office is telling county officials they shouldn’t release names of voters casting provisional ballots.
Fundraising event planned for Lawrence man hurt in skydiving accident
November 8, 2012
Friends and family members of Lawrence resident Jason Purinton are planning a fund-raising event Friday for Purinton who was seriously injured in a sky-diving accident on Labor Day weekend. He broke a vertebra in his neck in three places and although he is not paralyzed, he’s in pain and he’s not sure when he will return to work.
Lawrence school board may seek new enrollment projections
November 8, 2012
Predicting growth patterns will be important for future planning in the district. By Peter Hancock.
Elijah Johnson, Jeff Withey named to Wooden Award preseason top 50
November 8, 2012
Kansas seniors Elijah Johnson and Jeff Withey were named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 for the 2012-13 season, the Los Angeles Athletics Club announced Thursday.
Lawrence man pleads guilty to making a criminal threat involving a gun
November 8, 2012
A 57-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty Wednesday to making a criminal threat. He was accused of menacing a Lawrence resident with a gun during a dispute two weeks ago, according to the Douglas County District Attorney’s office.
KU Medical Center interviews first executive vice chancellor finalist
November 8, 2012
The first candidate announced for the executive vice chancellor position at the Kansas University Medical Center is a radiologist at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Landen Lucas to sit out first game while considering red shirt
November 8, 2012
Kansas freshman forward Landen Lucas will sit out Friday’s season-opener against SE Missouri State in order to keep a red-shirt option open, KU coach Bill Self said at his weekly press conference Thursday. By Jesse Newell
Watkins Museum to mark Veterans Day with speaker, exhibit
November 8, 2012
The Watkins Community Museum of History will commemorate Veterans Day, on Sunday with a program on German prisoners of war in Kansas during World War II.
Kansas Democrats down to 1 legislator from western part of state
10:24 a.m., November 8, 2012 Updated 01:31 p.m.
Democrat state representatives are becoming an endangered species in western Kansas.
Kobach wants to outlaw photographing ballots
November 8, 2012
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he wants to make it illegal for people to take photographs of completed election ballots.
Town Talk: More recreation center talk in advance of tonight’s forum
November 8, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
School renovation plans taking shape
06:00 a.m., November 8, 2012 Updated 03:04 p.m.
The Lawrence school board will soon receive final options to choose from for a building renovation and expansion plan that would be funded with a bond issue.
Lawrence boxer is a world contender
Shawn Hawk to fight for title belt in L.A.
November 8, 2012
Lawrence resident and professional boxer Shawn Hawk said he never lets himself get out of shape, just in case a phone call comes from out of nowhere requesting his talents in exchange for a big paycheck. Just such a call came late last week for Hawk, who was informed by his manager that he would be fighting for the World Boxing Organization light-heavyweight title belt Saturday night in L.A., writes Tom Keegan.
Our Town Sports for Nov. 8
November 8, 2012
A weekly roundup of local events, results and happenings.
First Bell: Reflections on election night
November 8, 2012
Question: How do you spend $20 billion on an election and still not change much of anything?
Heard on the Hill: KU prof studies effects of All-Star Game on KC residents’ feelings; wondering about degrees awarded under ‘extraordinary circumstances’; NYT cites KU study on campaign contributions
November 8, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
40 years ago: Kansas votes to keep status quo
November 8, 2012
The state had given its seven electoral votes to President Nixon.
25 years ago: Legislators request renegotiation of state health plan
November 8, 2012
They also suggested that the state’s health care commission may have exceeded its authority.
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 7 NBA games
November 8, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games.
Letter: Second letter?
November 8, 2012
If Sam Brownback believes that he needs to advise business owners about the tax cut they will receive next year, then he also should advise another group of Kansans. He should send letters to the people who receive the food sales tax refund and advise them to plan for the end of that refund next year.
Opinion: GOP needs move to middle
November 8, 2012 in print edition on A7
Thank goodness that’s over. The presidential campaign of 2012 did not in fact last long enough to be measured in geologic time, but poll-scarred and ad-weary voters can, perhaps, be forgiven for feeling as if it did.
Opinion: Republicans can’t deny demography
November 8, 2012 in print edition on A7
America’s 57th presidential election revealed that a second important national institution is on an unsustainable trajectory. The first, the entitlement state, is endangered by improvident promises to an aging population. It is now joined by the political party whose crucial current function is to stress the need to reform this state. And now the Republican Party, like today’s transfer-payment state, is endangered by tardiness in recognizing that demography is destiny.  
Style Scout: DJ Johnson
November 8, 2012
Describe your style: A mix between Kid Cudi and my imagination
Style Scout: Bethany Ruder
November 8, 2012
Tell us a secret … I used to be obsessed with “I Love Lucy,” and I wanted to be Lucille Ball.
Tune In Tonight: Hero dogs have day for awards
November 8, 2012
Viewers turn out for the most arcane award shows. And nobody can resist a YouTube dog clip or a shaggy dog story. So why not combine the two? Hallmark does just that with the 2012 Hero Dog Awards (7 p.m.). Broadway and television star Kristin Chenoweth (“Pushing Daisies”) hosts.
Chiefs’ Quinn says he played despite concussion
November 8, 2012
Brady Quinn had waited three years for another chance to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. He wasn’t going to let a concussion put him back on the sideline.
Kovel’s Antiques: Plant stands came into fashion in late 19th century
November 8, 2012
Starting in about 1885, plants were among the decorations in a house because central heating kept homes — and plants — warm in the winter, and glass windows let light into most homes.
Editorial: Promises pending
November 8, 2012
President Obama now must concentrate on keeping the promises he has made to move the country forward.
Garden Calendar: Prepare now for a better garden next year
November 8, 2012
Spring might seem like a long way off, but preparation is everything when it comes to gardens — especially soil preparation. By Jennifer Smith
Horoscopes for Nov. 8
November 8, 2012
For Thursday, Nov. 8: This year you seem to be able to lasso in nearly anything you can dream of. Be sure that you really know what you want, as you could be lured in by something you’ll later discover you do not desire. If you are single, you’ll meet that special someone through a friend. If you are attached, determine what type of relationship you desire, and make it so.
100 years ago: Singing voice wins lucrative job for former KU student
November 8, 2012
“A millionaire oil producer from Pennsylvania chanced into the church and was charmed by Smith’s tenor voice.”