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Archive for Saturday, November 10, 2012

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12:31 a.m.
KU's center Jeff Withey ties up with Southeast Missouri's Jacob Tolbert as KU's Ben McLemore (23) goes down on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. 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
6:00 a.m.
KU sophomore Naadir Tharpe, left front, gets his team together in the final minutes against Southeast Missouri State on Friday at Allen Fieldhouse. KU defeated SEMO, 74-55. 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.
10:00 a.m.
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville yells at an official during the Raiders’ game against Texas on Saturday in Lubbock. Archi-Tech: Tuberville rebuilding Red Raiders
November 10, 2012
When Texas Tech hired Tommy Tuberville to take over for Mike Leach in January of 2010 — just weeks after Kansas University had removed Mark Mangino and hired Turner Gill to take his place — the people in power at Tech spoke about an opportunity to get Texas Tech football back on track. By Matt Tait
6:06 p.m.
On the final play of the game safety D.J. Johnson (12) tips a pass in the endzone to Kansas receiver Tre' Parmalee (11) during the second overtime on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. At right is Texas Tech defensive back Bruce Jones. The Jayhawks lost the game 41-34. Just out of reach: KU comes up short in 41-34 double-OT loss to Texas Tech
November 10, 2012
The Kansas football team couldn’t get late stops when it needed them, falling to Texas Tech in double overtime in another competitive loss under KU coach Charlie Weis. By Matt Tait
10:00 p.m.
Jess Pacheco, retired Marine Corps Sgt. Major, center, reaches to shake hands with Lou Hammer, a retired sergeant, during the 237th birthday commemoration of the United States Marine Corps on Friday at the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University. Hammer was honored as the oldest Marine Corps veteran at the ceremony. At left is Gunnery Sgt. Dawud Hakim Jr., who presented the first piece of cake to Hammer. 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

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Chase County herd proves that bison still rule the range
November 10, 2012
It has been three years since officials from the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve outside of Strong City brought back a herd of bison from South Dakota. The herd is growing, and its historic role as ruler of the range is returning too. By Chad Lawhorn
State ed board looks at defining ‘college and career readiness’
November 10, 2012
The Kansas State Board of Education will be asked next week to begin thinking about a formal definition of the term “college- and career-ready.” That’s just one of the issues the state board will discuss during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Topeka. By Peter Hancock
Elijah Johnson least of Jayhawks’ worries
November 10, 2012
Elijah Johnson had as many fouls (five) as points and assists combined (five) in Kansas University’s 74-55 season-opening victory over Southeast Missouri State on Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
KU women focus on boards for opener
November 10, 2012
Few things please Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson more than seeing her Jayhawks devour offensive rebounds on missed shots. By Benton Smith
Offbeat Occupations: Exterminator loves to help people, not bugs
November 10, 2012
Numerous enemies assail him as he explores dark tunnels and long-vacant buildings. He experiences work as an adventure — a “puzzle.” And he hates snakes. We are not talking about Indiana Jones, but Vanja Mehmedovic, Lawrence exterminator. By Adam Strunk
Professionals tout benefits of AA program at meeting
November 10, 2012
Members of Alcoholics Anonymous gathered in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital auditorium on Saturday for a meeting unlike any the area had seen in at least 30 years. It featured a panel of local professionals, including a judge, a church pastor, a representative from the Douglas County Jail, and a substance abuse counselor, who each led a discussion of how AA worked with their profession. Ian Cummings
Counseling center in tough spot without KU funding
November 10, 2012
Headquarters Counseling Center in Lawrence was founded by Kansas University students in 1969, and since then many KU students and alumni have made or answered calls on its 24-hour crisis hotline. But this summer, for the first time in 40 years, its financial ties to KU were cut. By Matt Erickson
Notebook: Charlie Weis trims travel roster from 70 to 54
November 10, 2012
With life on the road being awfully unkind to the Kansas University football program during the past few seasons, KU coach Charlie Weis altered KU’s travel plans this week in hopes of fielding a more focused football team during Saturday’s game against Texas Tech.
Opinion: Weis not winning yet, but he gets his team ready
November 10, 2012
How did an undermanned Kansas football team push Texas Tech beyond regulation? Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says the Jayhawks were prepared to play, and a lot of the credit for that has to go to the man at the top.
KU surprised Red Raiders
Game plan caught Tech off guard
November 10, 2012
While scouting earlier in the week, Texas Tech defensive coordinator Art Kaufman watched film of about 230 Kansas plays. He only remembers four or five of them being speed-options — the plays that burned TTU for the biggest yardage Saturday. By Jesse Newell
Just out of reach: KU comes up short in 41-34 double-OT loss to Texas Tech
November 10, 2012
The Kansas football team couldn’t get late stops when it needed them, falling to Texas Tech in double overtime in another competitive loss under KU coach Charlie Weis. By Matt Tait
Kansas vs. Texas Tech: Tale of the Tape
November 10, 2012
A unit-by-unit look at today’s Kansas-Texas Tech football game.
Archi-Tech: Tuberville rebuilding Red Raiders
November 10, 2012
When Texas Tech hired Tommy Tuberville to take over for Mike Leach in January of 2010 — just weeks after Kansas University had removed Mark Mangino and hired Turner Gill to take his place — the people in power at Tech spoke about an opportunity to get Texas Tech football back on track. By Matt Tait
Vikings surprise, deny Lawrence High
November 10, 2012
He wasn’t exactly a secret weapon, but Andre Maloney was an unlikely game-changer Friday night in SM West’s 21-14 football victory over Lawrence High. By Chuck Woodling
FSHS upends O-East, reaches state semis
November 10, 2012
Anytime something went wrong for Free State High’s football team Friday night in the Class 6A state quarterfinals, the Firebirds found a way to make up for it. By Benton Smith
40 years ago: Residents argue fate of Mud Creek
November 10, 2012
Those opposing the proposal to channelize the stream said that it was environmentally damaging.
100 years ago: Lawrence man elected to both city and county positions
November 10, 2012
“There has been some doubt as to the legal possibility of this but the state laws make no provision against such a dual office holding.”
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 9 NBA games
November 10, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
Lawrence High wrestling enters season as No. 4 team in 6A
November 10, 2012
Lawrence High’s wrestling team will enter the 2012-13 season as the No. 4 program in Class 6A, according to the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association’s preseason rankings.
KU tennis 5-6 on first day of San Diego State Fall Classic
November 10, 2012
The Kansas University tennis team struggled on Friday, losing five of its seven singles matches on the first day of the San Diego State Fall Classic.
Kansas men’s cross country sixth at NCAA regional
November 10, 2012
Freshman Gabe Gonzalez earned All-Region honors and led the Kansas University men’s cross country team to sixth place on Friday at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships. The KU women placed 13th.
Eudora football shuts out Louisburg, advances to state semis
November 10, 2012
Andrew Ballock rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown to lead Eudora to the Class 4A state football semifinals.
Letter: Water move
November 10, 2012
The Wednesday Nov. 7 editorial complained about the Corps of Engineers releasing 9 million gallons of stored water to fill the “mill pond” so that the new power plant could generate green electricity. This activity is analogous to a gas company filling a newly constructed pipeline with gas so that when its customers turn on their appliances there is gas to burn.
Letter: Wake-up call
November 10, 2012
Hurricane Sandy’s devastation of the East Coast of the United States is now followed by a early season Nor’easter, dumping up to a foot of snow on the already devastated area. The news media, the meteorologists, and our leaders in government all need to refocus attention on these severe weather phenomenon.
25 years ago: Concerns surface about KU water supply for fighting fires
November 10, 2012
Campus fire hydrants did not supply enough water pressure to fight major fires along Jayhawk Boulevard.
Faith Forum: Does the Bible say anything about serving one’s country, as in the military?
November 10, 2012
Robert Minor and Shannah M. McAleer answer.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Wedding Band’ a little off-key
November 10, 2012
In the face of a recent comedy trend, TBS launches something entirely different. “Wedding Band” (9 p.m. Saturday) is an hourlong, guy-centric “bromance” comedy. And it’s on Saturday night.
Horoscopes for Nov. 10
November 10, 2012
For Saturday, Nov. 10: This year you have a tendency to keep a lot to yourself. Others find it difficult to get you to open up. If you are single, you might have difficulty meeting Mr. or Ms. Right. If you are attached, try to share more with your sweetie, or else you could create considerable distance between you.
Simons’ Saturday Column: Hiring top personnel critical to KU’s advancement
November 10, 2012
The current search for a new executive vice chancellor at the Kansas University Medical Center highlights the checkered record of KU search processes. By Dolph C. Simons Jr.
Letter: Rewriting history
November 10, 2012
Readers of the Journal-World are accustomed to editorials that reflect what is at best a hazy and quite often erroneous portrayal of past events. However, Thursday’s editorial screed, “Promises pending,” may set a new standard for both petulance and misrepresentation.
Opinion: GOP should do conservatism better
November 10, 2012 in print edition on A8
They lose and immediately the chorus begins. Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.
FSHS alum to play in NJCAA volleyball tourney
November 10, 2012
A former member of the Free State High volleyball program, Mariah Dickson will play in the 2012 NJCAA Division I tournament in her first season at Hutchinson Community College.
Davis, Goodrich named to preseason Wooden Award Top 30
November 10, 2012
Kansas University seniors Carolyn Davis and Angel Goodrich were named to the John R. Wooden Award Women’s Preseason Top 30, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Thursday.