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Archive for Thursday, October 4, 2012

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12:18 a.m.
Tobias Schlingensiepen, left, is challenging U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins to represent Kansas' 2nd District in Congress. 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.
6:00 a.m.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama answers questions during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) 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.
10:00 a.m.
KU Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi's hope for the new six-story, 165,000-square-foot KU School of Business building is for it to fit in with the rest of the campus architecture, she said. This preliminary rendering from the architecture firm Perkins + Will shows a limestone building with red accents, viewed from across Naismith Drive to the northwest. The outstretched arm with the red roof would house conference areas, Bendapudi said. Design details may change after the school hires an architectural firm to begin official plans, she said. $20 million gift to help build new business school
October 4, 2012
In an interview last week, Dicus said that at other universities around the country, the business school building is often something to show off. And the foundation’s gift could make it that way at KU, he said.
2:00 p.m.
Though the Sunflower Showdown has seen some extremes even in just the past few years — like the then-record 51,821 fans in Memorial Stadium in 2006 (top left), to the turnout that dwindled to a mere handful at the end last season (top right) — one constant is the sea of purple (in 2009, main photo above) in Manhattan. 
There were a few jubilant KU fans in Manhattan for a 30-24 Kansas win in 2007 (lower left). In 2004, the Jayhawk faithful tore down the goal posts after a 31-28 Kansas victory in Lawrence (middle right), but the K-State backers made themselves at home at Memorial Stadium after the Wildcats’ 59-7 win in 2010 in Lawrence (bottom right). Sunflower snapshots: Missouri’s departure for the SEC has sharpened the focus for KU on its other big rival
October 4, 2012
There are 24 native Kansans on the Kansas University football roster and several other players who have been in town long enough to understand the significance of the annual Sunflower Showdown between KU and K-State.

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Letter to the editor: The real issues
October 4, 2012
To the editor: I watched, with anticipation, the presidential debate on Wednesday night and was pleased with the civility of the candidates. I also made mental notes of their “answers” for the real issues facing all Americans. This morning I eagerly looked at the Lawrence Journal-World to see what their perspective was on the debate.
Lawrence men arrested on charges of aggravated burglary
October 4, 2012
Two Lawrence men were arrested early Thursday morning on charges of aggravated burglary after a reported incident in the 3100 block of Ousdahl Road.
Color Run set for Saturday
October 4, 2012
So far, 6,800 people have signed up for The Color Run, a 5K run through Lawrence that promises to cover participants in a rainbow of colored powders.
Hearing waived in child death case
October 4, 2012
A 25-year-old Lawrence woman charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of her 5-year-old child in April waived her preliminary hearing Thursday in Douglas County District Court.
Sex offender who left state indicted
October 4, 2012
A former Lawrence resident was indicted in federal court Wednesday on charges of failing to register as a sex offender.
Gasoline cleaned from sewer lines
October 4, 2012
Crews have pumped out about 15,000 gallons of gasoline and water from the sewer system near the Presto gas station at 1802 W. 23rd St., following a gas leak initially reported Sept. 27.
In the battle over Big Bird, Schlingensiepen defends PBS; Jenkins says taxes shouldn’t be supporting it
October 4, 2012
In the battle over the Big Bird vote, Democratic congressional candidate Tobias Schlingensipen said Thursday he would protect federal funding of Sesame Street with his life, but U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, said she would pull the plug.
Kovel’s Antiques: Petit porcelain mimics even older antiques
October 4, 2012
Jacob Petit (1796-1868) was a talented porcelain painter who worked for the Sevres factory in France, then opened his own shop.
Garden Calendar: Insects, spiders coming in for winter
October 4, 2012
Boxelder bugs, red-shoulder bugs, roly polies and wolf spiders are this fall’s popular invaders.
Records: Kansas labor secretary filed discrimination case with former employer before being named to post
October 4, 2012
Kansas’ interim labor secretary filed an age and gender discrimination complaint against a former employer two months before Gov. Sam Brownback brought her into his administration, public records show.
School efficiency task force to hold first meeting on Monday
October 4, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback’s new school efficiency task force will hold its first meeting on Monday and hear from public school advocates and detractors.
Lawrence artist miffed after Topeka restaurant removes Brownback painting
October 4, 2012
A print of Gov. Sam Brownback — crying and apparently going down in flames — made it through a recent Lawrence gallery exhibit without incident. The same artwork did not last long at a Topeka restaurant, where building owners have removed it from an exhibit. The difference? Brownback’s daughter doesn’t work at the art gallery.
Lockdown continues at Leavenworth Penitentiary
October 4, 2012
Inmates at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth are being allowed out of their cells but must remain in their housing units as a lockdown started on Saturday continued.
Kansas man dies after police use Taser on him
October 4, 2012
A 32-year-old northeast Kansas man died after police used a Taser gun on him while he tried to flee.
Smithsonian to lend Dorothy’s ruby slippers to UK
October 4, 2012
Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” are leaving Washington on their first international journey to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
Jeff Withey named to preseason all-Big 12; Elijah Johnson honorable mention
October 4, 2012
Kansas senior center Jeff Withey was a unanimous selection to the preseason all-Big 12 team, the conference announced Thursday.
Statehouse Live: Kansas Supreme Court to file decision in long-awaited case on medical malpractice caps
October 4, 2012
The Kansas Supreme Court today announced it will file on Friday a long-awaited decision in a legal challenge of limits on medical malpractice awards that stems from a case where a Eudora woman had the wrong ovary removed by a Lawrence physician.
Kansas activists say they’ll seek to recall Kobach
October 4, 2012
A Topeka activist says he’ll start circulating petitions later this month for an election to recall Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
Town Talk: Questions about University Book Shop on 23rd Street; Local Burger insists it is not gone for good; land transfers including sale of DST Systems building
October 4, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Land transfers for the weeks ending Sept. 17 and Sept. 24, 2012
October 4, 2012
Land transfers as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds office for the weeks ending Sept. 17 and Sept. 24, 2012.
FACT CHECK: Presidential debate missteps
October 4, 2012
President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth.
Debate shows off facts and figures, but not all exactly correct
October 4, 2012
s President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney rhetorically sparred in Wednesday night’s televised debate, both candidates exhibited a propensity toward misstatements, falsehoods and exaggerations.
Analysis: GOP recharged by Romney’s aggressive debate
October 4, 2012
Challenger Mitt Romney used Wednesday’s debate to put President Barack Obama on the defensive on health care, jobs and other issues. The president’s reluctance to fire back harshly gave new hope to Republican partisans.
$20 million gift to help build new business school
October 4, 2012
In an interview last week, Dicus said that at other universities around the country, the business school building is often something to show off. And the foundation’s gift could make it that way at KU, he said.
Heard on the Hill: Common Book author on campus; law-school application story different at Washburn; curriculum changes stretching well beyond Western Civilization
October 4, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: KU football team of 1947 enjoys reunion
October 4, 2012
Many of the players had had their college football career interrupted by World War II.
40 years ago: Over $1 million needed for improvements to city intersections
October 4, 2012
The study ranked 19th and Massachusetts as the highest-priority crossing.
100 years ago: ‘Public welfare society’ to be organized in Lawrence
October 4, 2012
“One would hardly think that such an organization would be necessary in a city like Lawrence, and on the whole it is not….”
LHS golf 3rd, Free State 8th at O-East
October 4, 2012
Lawrence High took third place and Free State tied for eighth among 10 teams in the Olathe East girls golf invitational Wednesday at St. Andrews.
Kansas volleyball downs W. Va.
October 4, 2012
Shaking off just its second first-set loss of the year, 24th-ranked Kansas University used a 14-kill effort from third-year junior Caroline Jarmoc to knock off West Virginia and improve to 3-0 in conference play for the first time in program history, 15-25, 25-16, 25-14, 25-17, on Wednesday.
Letter to the editor: Out of hand
October 4, 2012
I just saw that Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self is getting a raise of $480,000. This is absolutely totally ridiculous and a huge embarrassment on our country’s values. The man was already making $3 million per year. This is getting totally out of hand; he is just a basketball coach. Yes, he is good at what he does, but there are many other people who are equally good, yet their compensation pales by comparison.
First Bell: Vaccination clinics coming up for staff; clarification on voting with student IDs; Pinckney science club alive and kicking
October 4, 2012
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.
Letter to the editor: KU pride
October 4, 2012
I am an avid Kansas University sports fan. I am extremely proud of the Jayhawk team that played in the national championship basketball game, what they accomplished last year and what they will accomplish this year. I’m sure K-State fans are equally proud of their high rankings in football this year.
Style Scout: Terriss Ford
October 4, 2012
Fashion influences: I like the black hipster vibe that’s happening right now. I am blipster.
Style Scout: Crystal Willett
October 4, 2012
Tell us a secret … I have a cookie in my pocket.
Keegan: West, South play one for ages
October 4, 2012
It’s not every day a school administrator fields a call like the one South Middle School assistant principal Lynn Harrod took Wednesday. One of the officials from Tuesday evening’s football game against West was on the line.
Our Town Sports
October 4, 2012
Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450.
Cabrera wins Triple Crown (and the Royals lose again)
October 4, 2012
Jim Leyland called it one of the most difficult games he’s ever had to manage, tougher than Game 7 of the World Series, even though there was nothing at stake for his team. There was plenty at stake for his players.
Late Night plans announced
October 4, 2012
Kansas University’s 28th-annual Late Night in the Phog will run from 6:30 p.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 in Allen Fieldhouse, KU’s athletic department announced Wednesday.
Sunflower snapshots: Missouri’s departure for the SEC has sharpened the focus for KU on its other big rival
October 4, 2012
There are 24 native Kansans on the Kansas University football roster and several other players who have been in town long enough to understand the significance of the annual Sunflower Showdown between KU and K-State.
Horoscopes for Oct. 4
October 4, 2012
For Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012: This year others can count on you for feedback, as you tend to be quite verbose. Your ability to detach from yourself and your life will prove to be essential to your year and overall happiness. If you are single, you could meet several people. If attached, a trip will invigorate your relationship.
Letter to the editor: Essential knowledge
October 4, 2012
My heartfelt gratitude to David Awbrey for his analytical, critical, thoughtful and beautiful expression of the importance of the KU Western Civ classes for the intellectual development of the minds of university students (Journal-World, Sept. 29). A university is supposed to be a collection of academicians who together can provide a broad and rich education resulting in well-rounded contributors, and even rare innovators, in our society. KU is not a trade school. Fewer requirements may result in more students. But better ones?
Editorial: Ready to work
October 4, 2012
State leaders and educators need to recognize the closer relationship between education and the state’s economic well-being.
O’Reilly visits ‘Daily Show’
October 4, 2012
Bill O’Reilly is scheduled on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (10 p.m., Comedy Central). The two men have been guests on each other’s shows before. And they will probably spend some time promoting their live-streaming debate, “The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium,” scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday night in Washington, D.C. (It’s viewable for a fee at www.therumble2012.com.)