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Lawrence Lions vs. Shawnee Mission West Free State Football vs. Olathe East KU v. Southeast Missouri East Hill Singers prison choir
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Polls
Do you plan on using any smartphone apps to help you in your holiday shopping?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
77%
Yes
 
16%
Unsure
 
5%
Total 330
Did you or someone you know serve in the Marine Corps?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
87%
No
 
10%
No, but I know someone who is planning to join
 
1%
Total 538
What local team you be paying attention to tonight?

Poll results

Response Percent
KU basketball
 
40%
None of them
 
23%
All of them
 
16%
Lawrence High
 
9%
Free State High
 
9%
Total 594
Videos

Lead stories

12:06 a.m.
Landen Lucas, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward from Portland, Oregon, is one of seven scholarship freshmen on this year's KU team. 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
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence City Manager David Corliss discusses plans for a proposed new city recreation center at a public meeting Thursday night at Lawrence Free State High School. 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
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence High fans cheer on the Lions as a large cardboard head of senior Drake Hofer peeks out from the seats during the first half on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Lawrence High. Think before you drive tonight
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
7:00 p.m.
Kansas center Jeff Withey dunks as Washburn forward Bobby Chipman watches during the second half on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Jeff Withey says ‘funk’ history
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
10:08 p.m.
Free State's Joe Dineen (12) avoids Olathe East's Connor Alexander (88) as he turns the corner to head upfield during their quarterfinal playoff game, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at FSHS. The Firebirds defeated the Hawks 28-17 and will advance to play Shawnee Mission West in the state semifinals next week. Free State football advances to state semifinals; Lawrence High loses
November 9, 2012
Free State High School advanced to the Class 6A state football semifinals with a 28-17 victory on Friday night while Lawrence High lost, 21-14.

All stories

Notebook: Perry Ellis scores most points in a KU debut since Josh Selby
November 9, 2012
Kansas University freshman forward Perry Ellis scored 15 points in the Jayhawks’ 74-55 victory over SE Missouri State on Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. It marked the most points scored in a debut by a Jayhawk newcomer since Josh Selby’s 21 points versus USC on Dec. 18, 2010.
Lawrence woman pleads no contest to assault charge
November 9, 2012
A 52-year-old Lawrence woman pleaded no contest to several charges Friday stemming from two vehicle chases and an assault earlier this year.
With no help from its shooting, KU grinds out 74-55 victory over Southeast Missouri
November 9, 2012
The Jayhawks, who couldn’t miss at shootaround Friday afternoon, made just two of 21 three-point tries in a workmanlike — some might say ugly — 74-55 regular-season opening victory over Southeast Missouri on Friday night. By Gary Bedore
Southeast Missouri uses fast start in second half to hang with KU
November 9, 2012
Southeast Missouri State neutralized Kansas University center Jeff Withey in the second half and made a game of it with Jayhawks in a 74-55 loss on opening night Friday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Opinion: Improved Naadir Tharpe delivers in pressure situation
11:11 p.m., November 9, 2012 Updated 11:32 p.m.
Though he didn’t receiver a perfect grade from his coach, Kansas sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe passed the test with the game on the line, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says.
Kobach fighting release of names
November 9, 2012
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach declared Friday that “it’s not over” after a judge ordered Shawnee County election officials to give candidates in a tight Kansas House race — including a vocal critic of Kobach — a list of voters who cast provisional ballots. District Judge Rebecca Crotty ordered the voter names released Friday just hours after Rep. Ann Mah, a Topeka Democrat, filed a lawsuit to gain access to them. By John Hanna, Associated Press
Area Marines celebrate 237 years
November 9, 2012
Multiple generations of U.S. Marines came together Friday at the Dole Institute of Politics to mark the 237th birthday of the Marine Corps and to celebrate the bond that ties them all together. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran spoke at the celebration and served as the guest of honor. By Matt Erickson
Free State football advances to state semifinals; Lawrence High loses
November 9, 2012
Free State High School advanced to the Class 6A state football semifinals with a 28-17 victory on Friday night while Lawrence High lost, 21-14.
Letter: Election cheer
November 9, 2012
BIG BIRD IS SAFE!
For inmates, prison chorus is a cause worth singing for
Inmates say prison chorus gives them shot at redemption one note at a time
November 9, 2012
The East Hill Singers, an inmate chorus from Lansing Correctional Facility, will sing Sunday in Lawrence. One inmate says of the prison chorus: “There’s not a lot of opportunities to feel good here — this actually puts a smile on my face.” By Sara Shepherd.
Pair of Lions soccer players named to league’s 1st team
November 9, 2012
Two members of Lawrence High’s regional champion boys soccer team — Justin Riley and Connor Henrichs — earned 2012 All-Sunflower League first-team honors.
Rally-goers seek expansion of Medicaid; Brownback’s office says discussion continues
November 9, 2012
People attending a Statehouse rally on Friday urged the expansion of Medicaid, but a member of the governor’s staff says he still has concerns about the costs of that expansion.
KU student pleads no contest in threat case
November 9, 2012
A 19-year-old Kansas University student pleaded no contest Wednesday to one count of making criminal threat as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Lawrence woman sentenced in assault
November 9, 2012
A 25-year-old Lawrence woman was sentenced Friday in Douglas County District Court to two year’s probation for her involvement in a New Year’s Day assault at Burrito King, 900 Illinois St.
Moran: GOP needs to assess election’s meaning
November 9, 2012
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran would like to help recruit candidates to run for the Senate two years from now, he says. But what strategies he or other Republicans might pursue when it comes to the next congressional election, he said, aren’t yet clear. By Matt Erickson
Kansas hunters need permit for prairie chickens
November 9, 2012
Kansas wildlife officials are reminding hunters they need a new permit to bag prairie chickens this year.
Report: Kansas soybean harvest better than expected
November 9, 2012
A new report predicts that Kansas farmers will harvest a better soybean crop than previously expected.
Better Business Bureau plans merger for Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa
November 9, 2012
The Better Business Bureau that serves Nebraska, South Dakota and southwest Iowa has announced a merger with The Kansas Plains Better Business Bureau that serves most of Kansas.
Superintendents testify to Brownback’s task force
November 9, 2012
The leaders of two Kansas school districts say educators are doing all they can to teach efficiently.
Kansas judge orders provisional ballot voter names released
November 9, 2012
Shawnee County election officials must make a list of voters who cast provisional ballots available to a Democratic legislator and her Republican opponent in a tight House race, a judge ruled Friday.
KUsports.com staff’s Week 11 college football picks
November 9, 2012
The following are the Journal-World staffers’ picks for Week 11 of the college football season.
Town Talk: Milton’s restaurant set to close later this month; Convention and Visitors Bureau hires new director; opportunities for chocolate today and Sunday
November 9, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: Details on walking tour of KU war memorials Saturday; faculty release principles on post-tenure review; KU club sets clothing drive
November 9, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
First Bell: American Education Week; Pinckney Book Fair; Classes out for PreK-5
November 9, 2012
Tradition of honoring public schools dates back to World War I.
Physical Hawks visiting Firebirds
November 9, 2012
Free State High football hasn’t faced Olathe East in two years, but Firebirds coach Bob Lisher knows exactly what his team is getting into tonight against the Hawks, who visit FSHS for the Class 6A state quarterfinals. By Benton Smith
Longtime choral music leader at KU dies
November 9, 2012
Ralston, a professor of choral music at KU for nearly 30 years, was always dedicated to making music with the human voice, Susan said, and that never changed.Ralston died Wednesday at Pioneer Ridge of complications from pneumonia. He was 81. By Matt Erickson
40 years ago: KCI airport set to open this weekend
November 9, 2012
With the departure of a Delta Airlines passenger carrier for Memphis, service at KCI was scheduled to be inaugurated this coming Saturday.
Letter: Climate impact
November 9, 2012
Kansas’ continued severe drought and 27 days of temperatures of 100 or higher degrees this summer could be a taste of what is coming. Climate change models forecast prolonged droughts and higher nighttime temperatures in western Kansas.
Letter: Poor decision
November 9, 2012
Once again, another of Gov. Brownback’s extremely poor decisions is coming back to haunt him. However the real losers are his constituents. First, Brownback refused to accept $31.5 million, which Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger was ready to use to develop our own insurance exchange.
Letter: Timely issues
November 9, 2012
Julie Dunlap’s River City Jules article Nov. 5, “Rooting for Americans” should have been saved for the front page Nov. 7. This was a fantastic piece of writing that sums up what everyone needs to hear on and after Election Day.
Letter: Accountability
November 9, 2012
Since we’re considering post-tenure review, I suggest we go one step further and have post-retirement reviews. I’ll be the first to admit I have not published a single article, not to mention a book, on French literature or on the latest approach to grammar in linguistics. Perhaps I can earn some points for having been a caregiver for some years, a volunteer teacher of French and Latin at St. John’s School and a reader for Audio-Reader, but probably not; such activities simply don’t count as much as published “scholarship,” do they?
Editorial: Fitting tributes
November 9, 2012
Events planned to honor area veterans are worthy of the public’s attention and support.
Opinion: LBJ may be good model for Obama
November 9, 2012 in print edition on A8
There’s a telling moment at the beginning of Robert A. Caro’s new book when Lyndon Johnson’s advisers are gathered four days after he has become president to draft his first speech to Congress. Capitol Hill is divided, the country is grieving from the assassination of his predecessor, and some of LBJ’s advisers are urging him to take it slow. “Well, what the hell’s the presidency for?” Johnson replies.
Tune In Tonight: Teens steal the show in crime caper
November 9, 2012
I’m a sucker for any movie with the word “teenage” in the title. It’s a guaranteed hoot. Teenagers don’t evoke the kind of societal menace that they did back in 1959, the year “Teenagers From Outer Space” arrived. That was an era when parents seemed as afraid of their offspring as a potential alien invasion.
Horoscopes for Nov. 9
November 9, 2012
For Friday, Nov. 9: This year opportunities fall into your lap, with Lady Luck cheering you on. If you are single, you’ll meet someone through your immediate circle. If you are attached, you socialize more as a couple.
100 years ago: Lawrence water manager tops all others for job longevity
November 9, 2012
“But Mr. Sauer wasn’t always the manager; in fact he began by having a real ‘job,’ digging ditches and laying pipe lines.”
25 years ago: Sen. Dole throws hat into presidential ring
November 9, 2012
Dole spoke today to thousands of cheering supporters in his hometown of Russell.