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Archive for Sunday, November 18, 2012

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12:56 a.m.
Kansas seniors Toben Opurum (35) Lubbock Smith (1) and Bradley McDougald share a moment after the Jayhawks' 51-23 loss to Iowa State in what was their final home game. Also pictured in back at right is senior cornerback Greg Brown. 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
6:00 a.m.
Kansas running back Tony Pierson makes a move against the Iowa State defense during the first quarter on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at Memorial Stadium. 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.
2:00 p.m.
James Douglas Jackson, who was convicted in Douglas County in 2001 of several sex crimes against children, was vice principal at Arrowhead Junior High School from 1973 to 1976, according to school yearbooks from the time. Jackson, now 72, also served as vice principal at Northwest Junior High in Kansas City during the 1972-73 school year.
Swept under the rug:’ How a Lawrence man - an educator and a Boy Scout volunteer - was able to sexually abuse boys for decades
November 18, 2012
Time after time, for decades, a Lawrence man - an educator and a Boy Scout volunteer - was accused of sexually assaulting boys. But little was done to prevent him from abusing in the future. A Journal-World investigation reveals how the pattern of abuse was allowed to continue, and examines the role of the the now-infamous Boy Scouts perversion files in Kansas. By Shaun Hittle
6:00 p.m.

A large buck stands in a field of grass north of Lawrence on Thursday. 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. 
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
10:00 p.m.
Xueying Wang, center, holding her daughter, Serenity, 7, thanks gathered Habitat for Humanity supporters and friends for help in starting her future home during a nail-drive ceremony Saturday in North Lawrence. Wang’s home will be the 81st by Lawrence Habitat for Humanity. At left is Erika Zimmerman, Habitat family partner, and at right is Wang’s son, Jake, 20, and her mother, Ling. 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

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Vehicle crashes through house Sunday morning
11:57 p.m., November 18, 2012 Updated 01:49 p.m.
Lawrence police say that a 19-year-old woman intentionally struck a home with her vehicle following an argument, though no injuries were reported. The vehicle crashed into the garage of a single-family home about 9:10 a.m. Sunday on East 30th Street, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley.
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 18 NBA games
November 18, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Instrumental friendships forged through band
Six members of Marching Jayhawks have played together since their days at West Junior High
November 18, 2012
Six students, now all KU seniors from Lawrence, have played together in marching bands now for 10 years. By Matt Erickson
KU football following a perplexing pattern
November 18, 2012
For the past seven weeks, the Kansas University football team has lived through a troubling pattern of following up a blowout loss with a close-call heartbreaker. Although the pattern continued this weekend with a tough home loss to Iowa State, KU coach Charlie Weis said he would continue to view each week as its own entity. By Matt Tait
City hopes challenge to Census Bureau will add 2,400 to Lawrence’s population total
November 18, 2012
City officials are ready to acknowledge the city’s population didn’t grow as much as they once thought over the past decade, but they still believe the U.S. Census Bureau has undercounted the city’s population by about 2,400 people. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence residents say goodbye to popular downtown breakfast spot
November 18, 2012
Breakfast lovers found a bittersweet flavor in the coffee and pancake syrup at Milton’s on Sunday, the popular breakfast landmark’s last day of business. By Ian Cummings
City set to accept $5.2 million worth of bids for library parking garage project
November 18, 2012
Soon, this idea of a $19 million expansion of the Lawrence Public Library will go from lines on paper to shovels in the ground. Lawrence city commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting are scheduled to accept $5.2 million worth of bids — the first received for the project — which will allow preliminary construction work to begin by Dec. 17. By Chad Lawhorn
Kansas women’s basketball holds off Wake Forest
Jayhawks overcome late misses in 64-58 win
04:21 p.m., November 18, 2012 Updated 06:06 p.m.
Kansas University’s women’s basketball players didn’t let some late-game pressure keep them from beating Wake Forest 64-58 Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith
KU football program lands oral commitments from Juco LB and WR
November 18, 2012
The Kansas University football team picked up a pair of oral commitments from junior college players in the Class of 2013 over the weekend, as LB Samson Faifili and WR Mark Thomas became the 12th and 13th members of KU’s commitment list in the Class of 2013. By Matt Tait
Woman suffers non-life threatening injuries in motorcycle crash
November 18, 2012
A 21-year-old Lawrence woman suffered non-life threatening injures after wrecking her motorcycle around 5 p.m. at the intersection of Sixth and Tennessee Streets. Woman suffers non-life threatening injuries in motorcycle crash
Baker football falls in playoffs
November 18, 2012
Baker University’s football season ended with a 22-17 loss to St. Francis in the first round of the NAIA Football Championship Series on Saturday.
KU volleyball claims 23rd win
November 18, 2012
Nine Kansas University players recorded a kill, and KU swept Texas Christian University (25-18, 25-14, 25-17) Saturday for its 23rd victory of the year.
KU women seek support for senior leaders
November 18, 2012
Heading into the third game of the season, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson knows exactly which Jayhawks she can count on to make plays and score. By Benton Smith
Clyde Lovellette inducted today
November 18, 2012
Clyde Lovellette says he is humbled and honored by today’s induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. By Gary Bedore
Bill Self: Jayhawks in need of senior ‘assassins’
November 18, 2012
Bill Self says he’s looking for one or two of his Kansas University basketball players to adopt a take-charge, take-no-prisoners mentality. By Gary Bedore
Off the Beaten Plate: Bonez at Pyramid Pizza
November 18, 2012
To many a Lawrencian past and present, an order of Bonez is a doughy, cheesy, buttery wreath of happiness. By Sara Shepherd
25 years ago: Rails-to-trails coalition eyes abandoned tracks
November 18, 2012
A Lawrence group was hoping to turn a mile of unused railroad track into a bicycle and nature trail.
40 years ago: KU athletic director expected to resign
November 18, 2012
It was expected that Stinson would call a press conference within a short time.
Spencer Museum extends Vasari exhibit
November 18, 2012
The Spencer Museum of Art has extended the dates of it’s exhibit, “Giorgio Vasari and Court Culture in Late Renaissance Italy.”
100 years ago: ‘Indiscreet’ fans cause small riot downtown by cheering for opposing team
November 18, 2012
“The K.U. boys sought vengeance and fisticuffs followed.”
Swept under the rug:’ How a Lawrence man - an educator and a Boy Scout volunteer - was able to sexually abuse boys for decades
Allegations of sexual abuse followed former vice principal James Jackson everywhere he went
November 18, 2012
Time after time, for decades, a Lawrence man - an educator and a Boy Scout volunteer - was accused of sexually assaulting boys. But little was done to prevent him from abusing in the future. A Journal-World investigation reveals how the pattern of abuse was allowed to continue, and examines the role of the the now-infamous Boy Scouts perversion files in Kansas. By Shaun Hittle
‘The Socially Skilled Child Molester’: How communities and parents overlook pedophiles
November 18, 2012
The release of the Boy Scout “perversion files” highlighted the behavior of compulsive pedophiles who meshed into society, all the while committing some of the most horrifying crimes against children, writes Shaun Hittle.
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 17 NBA games
November 18, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
How to spend the holidays
Your road map to arts and entertainment events through the end of the year
November 18, 2012
Here at Lawrence.com, Santa’s been making a list — and checking it twice — of local happenings to get you in the holiday spirit.
KU carillon out of action until Dec. 2
November 18, 2012
Kansas University’s World War II Memorial Carillon is undergoing routine maintenance, and all recitals have been cancelled until Dec. 2.
Chiefs could get a rough welcome
November 18, 2012
The Cincinnati Bengals firmly believe they’re still on the road to respectability, just as the Kansas City Chiefs are wondering if they’ll ever hit rock bottom.
Boy Scout ‘perversion files’ reveal offenses of Kansas men
November 18, 2012
Fifteen Kansas men were named in the Boy Scout “perversion files,” released by an Oregon court order in October during a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Scouts. The Lawrence Journal-World tracked down the men accused in the files, trying to determine if they offended again. Some ended up in prison with significant criminal records, while others were never arrested in the state.
Opinion: Scouting’s past, and future
November 18, 2012
Nearly 100 years ago — decades before electronic record-keeping or FBI criminal background checks — the Boy Scouts of America devised its own system of files to keep out those who might try to harm children.
Editorial: Legislative courage
November 18, 2012
At the end of a television interview shortly after her re-election on Nov. 6, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., had some words of wisdom for her colleagues in Congress: “Courage in the next few years is not going to be just standing by yourself giving some speech on the left or the right. Courage is going to be whether you’re willing to stand next to someone you don’t always agree with for the betterment of this country.”
Release of Boy Scouts files stirs memories of sexual abuse
November 18, 2012
Joshua Solomon was one of about 100,000 people who visited a database of 5,000 files and case summaries posted by the Los Angeles Times on suspected sexual abusers in the Boy Scouts. He and dozens of others contacted the newspaper to describe how events detailed in the documents years ago had shaped their lives.
Opinion: Protecting children from sexual abuse starts with institutional responsibility
November 18, 2012
Things are never looking good for an organization when a court orders it to release internal documents known as its “perversion files.”
Tune In Tonight: Ken Burns presents ‘Dust Bowl’
November 18, 2012
Imagine a scenario where greed contributes to environmental damage, leading to a natural disaster of unimagined fury — a decade-long nightmare that some people interpret as stirrings of the biblical apocalypse. This may sound like contemporary misgivings about global warming, but it’s the story of “The Dust Bowl” (7 p.m. Sunday, PBS, check local listings), a new documentary from Ken Burns airing over two nights.
Horoscopes for Nov. 18
November 18, 2012
For Sunday, Nov. 18: This year you often make statements that you later stress out about. Try to break this habit in order to reduce your anxiety. If you are single, refuse to take that attitude out the door with you. If you are attached, let go of your insecurities, and you will see a difference in how you relate to your partner.