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Archive for Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Also from October 2

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Veritas, Seabury volleyball at Veritas triangular Free State soccer v. Olathe South LHS soccer v. Leavenworth Bras Across the Kaw supports  fight against breast cancer 2012 Free State Invitational girls golf tournament
Podcasts
Polls
When was the last time you sent a greeting card?

Poll results

Response Percent
In the last week
 
33%
I don’t remember
 
25%
In the last month
 
21%
In the last six months
 
13%
In the last year
 
6%
Total 405

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas University Students walk on Jayhawk Boulevard past Lippincott Hall on Thursday. Fall enrollment numbers show a 2.7 percent decline in overall enrollment but a 5.3 percent increase in freshman enrollment. Some schools may keep Western Civ requirement
September 30, 2012
Undergraduates seeking Bachelor of Arts degrees from Kansas University’s largest school likely no longer will be required to take the two Western Civilization courses.
6:00 a.m.
A map of burglaries reported to Lawrence police between May 1 and Aug. 31. Police say there aren't any strong patterns for where the crimes are occurring. Burglary cases are all over map
October 2, 2012
There were 94 aggravated home burglaries — those in which someone was home during the crime — reported to police between May and the end of August, according to records supplied by Lawrence police. A Journal-World analysis of those burglary reports shows what police have been saying for the past several months: There really doesn’t seem to be a strong pattern of where or how the crimes are occurring.
10:00 a.m.
Green Hall KU law school bucks national trend, posts increase in applications
October 1, 2012
While the number of people applying to law schools continued to fall nationwide, the Kansas University School of Law rebounded with a 19 percent increase in applications for 2012, the school announced Monday.
2:00 p.m.
House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, and state Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, speak Tuesday at a news conference. They said a revenue projection of Gov. Sam Brownback's tax cuts, if applied proportionately, would result in a $900 million cut to education. Brownback has said he will protect school funding. Democrats say Brownback tax cuts will result in $900 million in cuts to public schools, higher education
October 2, 2012
Democratic legislative leaders on Tuesday said public schools and higher education will suffer $900 million in budget cuts because of Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts. Brownback has vowed to protect school funding and what he calls core services.
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence High senior Attie Pennybaker tees off during the Free State Invitational on Monday at Lawrence Country Club. Lions golf places sixth, Firebirds 12th at Free State Invitational
October 2, 2012
Not all of Lawrence High’s girls golfers left Lawrence Country Club Monday satisfied with their scores at the Free State Invitational, but the Lions finished sixth at the 15-team tournament.

All stories

Library project moves forward
October 2, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday saw the latest designs for a $19 million expansion of the Lawrence Public Library and put the project on track to begin construction by mid-November.
Jenkins says Schlingensiepen should apologize to her for comment
October 2, 2012
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, on Tuesday said she wanted an apology from Democratic challenger Tobias Schlingensiepen for a comment he made when referring to the influence of money in Congress.
Basehor man, 38, pleads guilty in murder for hire scheme
October 2, 2012
A 38-year-old Basehor man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to attempting to hire someone to kill his wife, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.
Hallmark to close Topeka plant; work expected to move to Lawrence facility
05:39 p.m., October 2, 2012 Updated 11:58 p.m.
Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards is closing its Topeka manufacturing facility and will transfer all of its greeting card and envelope production to Lawrence’s Hallmark plant, the company announced Tuesday.
Three burglary arrests made over weekend
October 2, 2012
Police made three home burglary arrests since Friday:
Democrats say Brownback tax cuts will result in $900 million in cuts to public schools, higher education
October 2, 2012
Democratic legislative leaders on Tuesday said public schools and higher education will suffer $900 million in budget cuts because of Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts. Brownback has vowed to protect school funding and what he calls core services.
Traffic delays expected on East 23rd Street
October 2, 2012
Traffic delays are expected for much of Wednesday near the 23rd Street bridge project in eastern Lawrence.
Court indefinitely delays decision on lawsuit seeking to keep Obama off Kansas ballots
October 2, 2012
A Kansas judge has indefinitely postponed a court hearing on an attorney’s legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s place on the state’s Nov. 6 general election ballot.
Lawrence man pleads guilty to criminal use of explosives
October 2, 2012
A 20-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted criminal use of explosives stemming from a July incident in Lawrence. Dakota Jackson Kunkle was arrested on July 7 after officers were sent to an apartment in the 700 block of West 25th Street. Police said officers later determined residents there had been making homemade explosives involving firework ignition powder. Kunkle had originally been charged with two counts of criminal use of an explosive. Another man, Adam B. Dale, 20, of Lawrence, had also been arrested and charged in the case, but those charges were dropped. Kunkle is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 20.
Journal-World seeks your scary stories
October 2, 2012
The annual scary story contest is back, and it’s open to students in three categories: elementary school, middle school and high school.
Town Talk: Kia dealership expanding on 23rd Street; Police Department to get armored vehicle; developers asking TIF money to cover $695,000 in land costs at Ninth and N.H.
October 2, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has prostate cancer
October 2, 2012
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Monday that he has prostate cancer. He said the tumor was caught early and would be removed this week.
Heard on the Hill: Update on Spanish minor; a closer look at college town rankings; Dole Institute director sounds off on Romney campaign
October 2, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Burglary cases are all over map
Analysis of reports shows no pattern
October 2, 2012
There were 94 aggravated home burglaries — those in which someone was home during the crime — reported to police between May and the end of August, according to records supplied by Lawrence police. A Journal-World analysis of those burglary reports shows what police have been saying for the past several months: There really doesn’t seem to be a strong pattern of where or how the crimes are occurring.
25 years ago: Freight car derails, tips over in East Lawrence
October 2, 2012
The tanker, the last in a line of cars, had derailed about 3 a.m.
40 years ago: The biggest pumpkins aren’t always the tastiest
October 2, 2012
>Rex Roberts, 527 Lake, was pictured on the front page with a couple of mammoth pumpkins grown in his garden this summer.
Letter: Historic review
October 2, 2012
The review standards for impacts upon a historic district and environs review are required and well documented. Recent commentary by Mayor Schumm during the approval process for the “more urbanism” projects at Ninth and New Hampshire are incorrect.
Letter: Out of balance
October 2, 2012
I believe in our democracy. I believe we need a balance between responsible conservatives and progressives, but we in Kansas have lost that balance.
Seabury football wins, 45-20 vs. Crest High JV
October 2, 2012
Bishop Seabury Academy defeated the Crest High junior varsity football team, 45-20, on Monday night.
Kansas volleyball enters top 25 poll
October 2, 2012
Kansas University volleyball is ranked for the first time since the 2005 season.
Editorial: Saving Turnhalle
October 2, 2012
Bringing the historic Turnhalle back to life will be a big project, but one that’s well worth tackling.
100 years ago: Students reminded to provide correct mailing address to folks back home
October 2, 2012
“There are several hundred letters lying in the Lawrence post office that can not be delivered.”
Horoscopes for Oct. 2
October 2, 2012
For Tuesday, Oct. 2: This year you express an unusual amount of serenity and caring. You will do whatever you need to do in order to keep the peace. If you are single, a friendship could play a strong role in your romantic life. If you are attached, your partnerships take a higher priority than in the past, particularly those involved with financial matters.
KU’s Weis playing up first rivalry game with K-State, Snyder’s 21st
12:00 a.m., October 2, 2012 Updated 10:52 a.m.
In the 21 years that Bill Snyder has paced the sideline as the head coach at Kansas State, he has stared across the field at four different Kansas University head coaches during the annual Sunflower Showdown.
Column: Debates should inform the electorate
October 2, 2012 in print edition on A8
For decades, it was a matter of conviction among political professionals that most Americans didn’t begin to focus on the presidential election until after the World Series.
Seven-footer Embiid to visit KU for Late Night
October 2, 2012
Joel Embiid, a 7-foot, 220-pound senior center from Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., will attend the Oct. 12 Late Night in the Phog as part of an official basketball recruiting visit to Kansas University.
Lions golf places sixth, Firebirds 12th at Free State Invitational
October 2, 2012
Not all of Lawrence High’s girls golfers left Lawrence Country Club Monday satisfied with their scores at the Free State Invitational, but the Lions finished sixth at the 15-team tournament.
Big 12 smaller but stronger thanks to top QBs
October 2, 2012
Nebraska players making the tunnel walk on red carpet. Red balloons climbing to the clouds after the Cornhuskers’ first score. The visiting team receiving a standing ovation after the game’s final play.
Royals watch Tigers win AL Central with 6-3 defeat
October 2, 2012
In another season of lessons learned for the young Kansas City Royals, manager Ned Yost had no interest in letting his guys hang around to see how the Detroit Tigers celebrated an AL Central title.