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Archive for Saturday, November 17, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Shawnee Mission West's Ben Lake (10) scoops up a Free State punt from Kyle McFarland (15) that deflected off the back of Firebirds punt protector Joe Dineen on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Lake scored a touchdown on the play. Free State football season ends on nightmare note with 48-21 loss to SM West
November 17, 2012
A potential dream season for the Free State High football team died Friday night at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium, courtesy of a nightmare, 48-21 ending. By Benton Smith
11:00 a.m.
Kansas University students and fans unveil a large KU banner and cheer on the Jayhawks before the start of the football game against TCU on Sept. 15 at Memorial Stadium. KU has no plans to begin selling alcohol at its games, unlike new Big 12 addition West Virginia University. KU athletic director interested to see what new Big 12 university is doing
12:36 a.m., November 17, 2012 Updated 1:58 p.m.
In the event Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger is impressed enough to start looking into clearing the hurdles that stand in the way of selling beers, how would he go about lobbying for new legislation? “I haven’t even given it enough thought to know what the next step would be,” Zenger said. By Tom Keegan
2:00 p.m.
Kansas defenders celebrate with cornerback Greg Brown (5) after Brown's interception against Texas deep in the Jayhawks' territory during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at Memorial Stadium. KU cornerback Greg ‘Lockdown’ Brown living up to his name
November 17, 2012
Kansas University cornerback Greg Brown takes pride in lining up against the best offenses the Big 12 conference has to offer and looks to keep a strong senior season going today against Iowa State. By Matt Tait
11:23 p.m.
Kansas defenders Ben Heeney, left, Bradley McDouglad (24) and Lubbock Smith walk away as Iowa State receiver Aaron Horne celebrates a touchdown during the second quarter, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at Memorial Stadium. Black and blue: KU drubbed by Iowa State, 51-23, in final home game
November 17, 2012
The Kansas football team didn’t expect Iowa State quarterback Sam Richardson to play. Heck, the freshman himself didn’t even expect to play. That didn’t stop the third-string QB from posting five total touchdowns in Iowa State’s rout over KU. By Matt Tait • Box score • Photo gallery • KU coach Charlie Weis press conference

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Notebook: KU seniors honored; Jayhawks wear alternate uniforms
November 17, 2012
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis got everything he wanted out of Saturday’s Senior Day match-up with Iowa State except for the victory.
Disease blamed for rise in number of dead deer
November 17, 2012
Hunters in Douglas and Franklin counties may find the local deer herds a little thinner this season. Dozens of the animals have been found dead near lakes and ponds this summer and fall, victims of a seasonal virus that hit the area harder with the help of this summer’s drought. By Ian Cummings
County GOP under new leaders
November 17, 2012
Fed up with the Obama administration, and what she saw as liberal media bias, Jana Rea jumped into Douglas County Republican Party politics during the recently completed election cycle. She and a like-minded group of people, calling themselves “The Crew,” went door-to-door working for Republican candidates. By Scott Rothschild
Opinion: Tony Pierson represents hope for KU football
November 17, 2012
The Kansas football team had three good plays on Saturday night, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. All three came from running back Tony Pierson, who can do a lot but can’t do it all for this year’s Jayhawks.
ISU quarterback shakes off nerves
November 17, 2012
Iowa State backup quarterback Sam Richardson — who carried the ball twice and didn’t throw a pass in mop-up duty against Western Illinois the third week of the 2012 season — on Saturday was awarded appearance No. 2 at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. By Gary Bedore
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
November 17, 2012
City construction projects are now mapped at http://lawks.us/construction-map.
Black and blue: KU drubbed by Iowa State, 51-23, in final home game
November 17, 2012
The Kansas football team didn’t expect Iowa State quarterback Sam Richardson to play. Heck, the freshman himself didn’t even expect to play. That didn’t stop the third-string QB from posting five total touchdowns in Iowa State’s rout over KU. By Matt Tait • Box score • Photo gallery • KU coach Charlie Weis press conference
Family ready to ‘feel stable’ in new home
November 17, 2012
The last of Habitat for Humanity of Lawrence’s most recent group of new homeowners to start building, she has been waiting since 2008. She was so enthusiastic Saturday about kicking off construction on her new home in the 200 block of Comfort Lane in North Lawrence, she kept whacking away at several nails in succession before letting her son, Jake, try one. Dozens of volunteers were with her Saturday morning to celebrate and get to work raising the house’s walls. By Ian Cummings
Survivors of suicide discuss prevention, how to cope
November 17, 2012
Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, people in Lawrence join thousands across the world in gathering to talk about their friends and family members who died by suicide. They call it International Survivors of Suicide Day, and more join their ranks each year. Twenty-five Lawrence residents met Saturday at First United Methodist Church to share their stories of loss and help spread the word about the realities of suicide and mental illness. By Ian Cummings
Behind the lens: Good photos require luck as much as skill
November 17, 2012
Being a photographer can involve psychology skills. My ability to observe a subject, predict behavior, remain alert to visual clues and anticipate action helps me to be a successful photojournalist. It involves a mix of skills in intuition and past experiences photographing people in numerous environments and situations. By Mike Yoder
Pedestrian injured in collision with car
02:13 a.m., November 17, 2012 Updated 02:13 a.m.
A pedestrian was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a collision with a car in southwest Lawrence.
Twinkies no more? Hostess demise fuels fears
November 17, 2012
Israel and Hamas were exchanging artillery fire over the Gaza Strip, the Jayhawks had pulled out a squeaker the night before over Chattanooga, and Free State was battling for the state football championship. But the big item of conversation in Lawrence on Friday, as it was around the country: the possible demise of Twinkies. By Staff Reports
KU athletic director interested to see what new Big 12 university is doing
12:36 a.m., November 17, 2012 Updated 01:58 p.m.
In the event Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger is impressed enough to start looking into clearing the hurdles that stand in the way of selling beers, how would he go about lobbying for new legislation? “I haven’t even given it enough thought to know what the next step would be,” Zenger said. By Tom Keegan
40 years ago: Progress being made on Holcom sports complex
November 17, 2012
Grading and fencing had been completed on the site.
100 years ago: Early-morning phone call results in injury
November 17, 2012
“It is thought that the accident will probably lay him up for several weeks.”
Tune In Tonight: Marriages end with deadly results
November 17, 2012
Divorce can be murder. That’s the theme of “Fatal Vows” (9 p.m. Saturday, ID), a new true-crime series devoted to stories about marriages that end in one spouse planning to kill the other.
Eudora football returns to Class 4A title game
November 17, 2012
Eudora earned its second consecutive berth in the Class 4A state title game with a 21-7 home sub-state win Friday night over KC Piper.
Local athletes sign with college teams
November 17, 2012
A few local high school athletes took advantage of the early signing period this week.
KU swimming in first place at Kansas Classic
November 17, 2012
Kansas University women’s swimming is in first place after the first day of the Kansas Classic on Friday at Hummer Sports Complex.
Kansas diver 19th at Houston
November 17, 2012
Kansas University senior Christy Cash finished with a score of 239.95 in one-meter diving to lead the Jayhawk divers during Day Two of the Phil Hansel Invite at Campus Recreation & Wellness Center on Friday at the University of Houston.
Self: Jayhawks’ defense not on point
November 17, 2012
Kansas University point guards Elijah Johnson and Naadir Tharpe need to step it up on defense, KU coach Bill Self says. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Firebirds’ late-season letdown serves as lesson
November 17, 2012
Atypical Free State blunders led to a painful elimination in the Class 6A state football semifinals on Friday. Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan tries to determine where things went so wrong in the 48-21 loss to Shawnee Mission West.
Chiefs’ draft record draws focus
November 17, 2012
Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli has often said free agency is a flawed way to build a team, where players available are often overpriced or on the downward side of their careers.
Free State football season ends on nightmare note with 48-21 loss to SM West
November 17, 2012
A potential dream season for the Free State High football team died Friday night at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium, courtesy of a nightmare, 48-21 ending. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Imprison politicians for failing to heed science?
November 17, 2012
If we can put scientists in the dock for failing to predict a natural catastrophe, should we not also put politicians in the dock for failing to heed scientific predictions of a natural catastrophe? Particularly ones backed by overwhelming evidence?
Simons’ Saturday Column: KU Medical Center leadership crucial to success
November 17, 2012
Two Kansas University Medical Center executive vice chancellor candidates down, one to go. It’s still a mystery why a second search for KU Medical Center’s next leader was needed. By Dolph C. Simons Jr.
25 years ago: Salvation Army shelter opens tonight for winter season
November 17, 2012
“We have lots of people every day ask when we will be open.”
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 16 NBA games
November 17, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
2012 Kansas football senior capsules
November 17, 2012
A quick look at the 23 Kansas University football players making their final appearance in uniform at Memorial Stadium today.
Kansas vs. Iowa State: Tale of the Tape
November 17, 2012
A unit-by-unit look at today’s Kansas-Iowa State football game.
KU cornerback Greg ‘Lockdown’ Brown living up to his name
November 17, 2012
Kansas University cornerback Greg Brown takes pride in lining up against the best offenses the Big 12 conference has to offer and looks to keep a strong senior season going today against Iowa State. By Matt Tait
Eudora High School Honor Roll
November 17, 2012
The honor rolls for the first quarter of the school year, as provided by Eudora High School.
Faith Forum: I’m supposed to give the blessing at Thanksgiving dinner; what do I say?
November 17, 2012
The Rev. Paul Taylor and the Rev. Nate Rovenstine answer.
Horoscopes for Nov. 17
November 17, 2012
For Saturday, Nov. 17: This year you harness an ethereal quality that keeps emerging from you. You have many ideas, and some of them are great. If you are single, someone quite special enters your life. Use care with any type of commitment, as what pleases you now could be very different in a few months. If you are attached, your sweetie needs to be kept in the loop.