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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