Archive for Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Man, 19, pleads no contest to attempted robbery
October 3, 2012
A 19-year-old Topeka man pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of attempted aggravated robbery and one count of criminal possession of a firearm stemming from an Aug. 29 incident at The Reserve apartment complex, 2511 W. 31st St.
$4M road project moves forward
October 3, 2012
After some disagreement over budget projections, the Douglas County Public Works Department will go forward with plans to straighten two curves on Route 442 next year.
Group at Dole applies dials to Romney, Obama during debate
October 3, 2012
When Republican Mitt Romney said he would cut government funding to Public Broadcasting Service, a group of undecided and independent voters at the Dole Institute of Politics watching the first presidential debate moved their dials way down. The 14 people were holed up in a room, moving individual dials to show how they felt about everything President Barack Obama and Romney said during the 90-minute debate that was held at the University of Denver.
Student’s aircraft design wins top honor
October 3, 2012
Cratus has three BMW engines for power and for safety; if one goes offline, the others could make a landing. It’s also got high bank angles designed in, for better visibility for the pilot and to fight the risk of tip stall. It’s a design that’s all about maintaining control. Samantha Schueler is the brains behind Cratus, and she knows her way around a hangar.
Agency considers rent-controlled housing proposal
October 3, 2012
The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority is studying a public-private partnership to build more than 100 rent-controlled apartments in eastern Lawrence as more than 400 families remain on waiting lists for public housing.
Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate
October 3, 2012
DENVER (AP) — In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. “The status quo is not going to cut it,” declared the challenger. Obama in turn accused his rival of seeking to “double down” on economic policies that actually led to the devastating national downturn four years ago.
Forecast: Kansas jobs to increase 1.8 percent
04:02 p.m., October 3, 2012 Updated 11:16 p.m.
Kansas will see employment growth of 1.8 percent next year, regardless of who wins the White House, as business picks up after the uncertainty of the November elections, economic researchers at Wichita State University said Wednesday.
J-W to partner with Gannett for advertising production
October 3, 2012
Effective at the end of the month, the Journal-World will join a growing number of newspapers outsourcing its advertising production to a centralized facility.
Angel Goodrich selected to preseason all-Big 12 team
11:51 a.m., October 3, 2012 Updated 12:06 p.m.
Kansas senior point guard Angel Goodrich was named to the preseason all-Big 12 team, the conference announced Wednesday.
Town Talk: Bouncy houses coming to East 23rd Street; major affordable housing complex proposed near 23rd and O’Connell; library hopes to move to Borders spot by mid-December
October 3, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Column: Outdated attitudes revealed
October 3, 2012 in print edition on A7
“Ladylike?” It is a telling choice of word. Hearing it used unironically, as would-be Missouri senator Todd Akin did last week, one almost feels as if Amelia Earhart never flew a plane and Sally Ride never rode a space shuttle. As if Madame C.J. Walker never made millions and Meg Whitman never made CEO. As if Lisa Leslie never dunked, Pat Benatar never rocked, Oprah Winfrey never reigned, Hillary Clinton never ran.
Letter to the editor: Above, beyond
October 3, 2012
To the editor: About a month ago, after taking my children to the library, I loaded all five of them into the van, folded up the stroller, and headed for home.
Letter to the editor: Night lights
October 3, 2012
To the editor: I have an issue regarding the way people obey the traffic lights at night — or lack thereof. Late at night (around 11 p.m.) most stoplights in town will flash. If lights flash red, drivers must stop then proceed with caution. If they flash yellow, drivers must slow down and proceed with caution. It’s the law.
First Bell: Students walk to school this morning; Lawrence High debate success; board meeting schedule changes
12:01 a.m., October 3, 2012 Updated 02:40 p.m.
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: A UDK ‘Free For All’ love story; author, commentator Vowell speaking at Hall Center next week; KU researchers take on hoarding
October 3, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
KU hiring campaign under way
October 3, 2012
For the first time since the mid-2000s, Kansas University is embarking on a wide-scale effort to fill new faculty positions.
25 years ago: Haskell students will not have to pay tuition
October 3, 2012
Under the BIA’s plan, students would have been charged a tuition of $850 a year.
KU tennis duo loses on first day at All-American Championships
October 3, 2012
Kansas University senior Monica Pezzotti and junior Dylan Windom lost their first tennis doubles match on Tuesday at the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships.
Prep point guard Peters to visit KU
October 3, 2012
Roddy Peters, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior point guard from Suitland High in District Heights, Md., will make an official recruiting trip to Kansas University on Oct. 19-20, Rivals.com reports.
Veritas volleyball sweeps home tri; Seabury loses two
October 3, 2012
Veritas Christian’s volleyball team kept its successful season rolling Tuesday night by sweeping Bishop Seabury Academy, 25-22, 25-18, and Kansas City East Home School, 27-25, 25-23.
40 years ago: LMH changes policy on publication of admissions, discharges
October 3, 2012
Under the new plan, patients were able to “opt in” rather than “opt out.”
100 years ago: Suffragette attracts crowd with speech at corner of Ninth and Mass
October 3, 2012
“It was an unusual sight to see the women holding an open meeting on the street.”
Horoscopes for Oct. 3
October 3, 2012
For Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012: This year you develop a tendency to keep a lot to yourself. At times, you might feel hurt by someone’s comments or actions, and could cop an attitude as a result. If you are single, you could meet someone who is emotionally unavailable. If you are attached, spending time alone could be more of a pleasure than ever before.
Editorial: On Main Street
October 3, 2012
It’s hard to understand the decision to dump a program that supported both business and rural communities in Kansas.
Weis, KU face huge mismatch at KSU
October 3, 2012
Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder, when pressed Monday, revealed more than he usually does during the weekly Big 12 conference call.
Royals rally past AL Central champion Tigers, 4-2
October 3, 2012
Jeremy Guthrie put together another excellent start that might well land him a lucrative contract to remain in Kansas City. Alcides Escobar had another stellar night at shortstop. Meaningless game? Not for these Royals.
Column: Nation hesitant to give up on Obama
October 3, 2012 in print edition on A7
In baseball, a game without a clock, each player on a team that is behind by a bunch of runs is advised to “stay within yourself.” That baseball lingo means: Do not try to do too much. Instead, get ‘em on, get ‘em over, get ‘em in. There are no five-run home runs. Small, incremental gains matter because the game goes on until someone makes the 27th out. Until then, there is hope.
Firebirds soccer can’t convert chances, falls to Falcons
October 3, 2012
Free State soccer coach Kelly Barah said he wasn’t upset following his team’s 2-0 home loss to Olathe South on Tuesday.
Riley scores hat trick as Lions soccer piles on Pioneers, 8-1
October 3, 2012
Not too long ago, Justin Riley’s white, No. 21 Lawrence High soccer jersey went missing in action.
Presidential candidates to face off in first of 3 debates
October 3, 2012
The campaign that seems to have lasted forever enters its homestretch.
Jayhawks’ bye week spent on preparation, not relaxation
October 3, 2012
Although Kansas University’s football team was off last week, the Jayhawks’ bye afforded them very few opportunities to kick back, put their feet up and relax.