Archive for Friday, October 5, 2012

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Polls
Will you buy a set of the library's banned books trading cards?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, thanks
 
78%
I’m planning on it
 
12%
Undecided
 
6%
I’ve already ordered mine
 
3%
Total 432
Do you think the KU football team can turn the season around?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
69%
Already looking forward to next season
 
14%
Maybe
 
10%
Yes
 
6%
Total 606
Have you been following the race for the 2nd Kansas Congressional District?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
50%
No
 
40%
Not yet
 
9%
Total 316

All stories

Man gets probation for vehicular assault
October 5, 2012
A 23-year-old Leavenworth man was sentenced to two years of probation after using his vehicle as a weapon outside a Lawrence bar on Oct. 9.
Nobel Prize-winning NCI director tours area health facilities
October 5, 2012
National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus visited the Kansas City area Friday on a trip he said was prompted by the KU Cancer Center’s newly won NCI designation.
Unemployment dips below 8%
October 5, 2012
The U.S. unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent for the first time since the month President Barack Obama took office, a surprising lift for both the economy and his re-election hopes in the final weeks of the campaign.
Boyd Center dedicated
October 5, 2012
With the work of the committee and years of fundraising, plans were agreed upon, $10.3 million dollars was donated and construction began in fall 2011.
Brownback creates task force on state vehicle system
October 5, 2012
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is creating a task force to recommend improvements in the state’s motor vehicles division.
Ruling on damages cap pleases Kansas House speaker O’Neal
October 5, 2012
Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal says he’s pleased by a state Supreme Court ruling that upholds a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages in personal injury lawsuits.
Rep. Davis says damages cap should be raised
October 5, 2012
The top Democrat in the Kansas House says the state should increase its $250,000 limit on damages for pain and suffering in personal injury lawsuits.
Brownback unveils Kansas technical education ad
October 5, 2012
Kansas officials are launching a new advertising campaign aimed at drawing more attention to recent changes in career and technical education programs.
One Lawrence student sustains minor scrapes as school bus hits another bus
October 5, 2012
A school bus hit another school bus outside New York School Friday afternoon, leaving a child on board with minor injuries.
Traffic returns to normal after vehicle fire backs up westbound I-70
02:43 p.m., October 5, 2012 Updated 03:25 p.m.
An afternoon vehicle fire on Interstate 70 has backed up westbound traffic, which is down to one lane near mile marker 196 and the Lecompton interchange, according to witnesses.
KUsports.com staff’s Week 6 college football picks
October 5, 2012
The following are the Journal-World staffers’ picks for Week 6 of the college football season.
Statehouse Live: Kansas Supreme Court upholds cap on jury awards in medical malpractice
October 5, 2012
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a state law that limits jury awards to people harmed by medical malpractice. The court said the $250,000 cap for pain and suffering was constitutional.
2 Lawrence schools notified about poor pest control in cafeteria inspections
October 5, 2012
Two Lawrence schools received noncompliance notices from the Kansas Department of Agriculture during cafeteria inspections in September for poor pest control.
Kansas Supreme Court: Convicted murderer won’t get new trial based on new DNA evidence
October 5, 2012
Two hairs, clutched in the hand of a murdered Olathe woman in 1992, were not enough to grant a convicted murderer a new trial, according to a Kansas Supreme Court opinion published Friday.
Town Talk: City seeks to ban Chinese lanterns; Iwig Dairy store keeping eye open for new location; Zarco 66 owner deep in ethanol debate; electric car charging station for downtown
October 5, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Nordic Festival Saturday in Lawrence
October 5, 2012
The annual Nordic Heritage Festival begins at noon Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2100 Harper.
Jenkins disputes Internet claims on campaign fundraisers
October 5, 2012
In March 2011, while President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress were locked in a bitter budget fight, U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, held a number of fundraisers in Washington, D.C., according to a website that compiles information on fundraisers. The Jenkins’ campaign disputes the number of events.
Author hopes KU common book inspires discussion
October 5, 2012
Eula Biss, author of Kansas University’s first common book, “Notes from No Man’s Land,” doesn’t necessarily hope for students to take away broad ideas from her award-winning work of essays. Instead, she hopes that they will ask questions.
Drought creates soybean dilemma
October 5, 2012
As the soybean harvest gets under way in Douglas County, area farmers are faced with half-a-crop but a barn-full of tough decisions.
Heard on the Hill: Weis does not appreciate UDK illustration; a history lesson on fall break; KU professor skeptical about egg breakthrough
October 5, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Letter to the editor: Old homes
October 5, 2012
I want to thank those who are taking the time and money to restore many of the older homes around Lawrence. I love old homes and these “flippers and re-creaters” are bringing the houses’ charm and personality back. These old homes have such personality and it excites me to see them being restored instead of being torn down. Happy that John Asher’s old residence at Seventh and Rhode Island is coming back to life. He would be thrilled. The house around 11th and Kentucky looks great. Julie has done an awesome job with the house next to me. (City Commissioner Aron) Cromwell did a beautiful job when he restored his home.
LHS soccer falls to O-South, 2-1
October 5, 2012
Justin Riley scored to give Lawrence High’s soccer team the lead, but the Lions were unable to hang on in a 2-1 loss to Olathe South on Thursday night.
LHS football wary of Raider runner
October 5, 2012
Lawrence High’s defensive football players know all about Gabe Guild.
Huge rally sparks Lions to tri sweep
October 5, 2012
Earlier this week, Lawrence High coach Stephanie Magnuson told her players they couldn’t leave practice until they produced a comeback victory in a scrimmage against the junior varsity.
25 years ago: Young jazz musician featured on CBS news program
October 5, 2012
Nathan Berg of Lawrence had appeared this past weekend on CBS-TV’s “Sunday Morning” program.
40 years ago: Decrease in KU enrollment to have financial impact
October 5, 2012
Figures released this week showed that 272 fewer students were enrolled than in the previous year.
100 years ago: YMCA hosts successful party with food, music, entertainment
October 5, 2012
“After the supper there was an exhibition Volley Ball Game.”
Letter to the editor: Athens no more
October 5, 2012
It was not that many years ago that most Lawrence students and residents showed admiration and respect for KU with the lofty proud mantle “Athens On the Kaw.” But alas, with KU administrators no longer blessed with philosophical vision, they, like the leaders of ancient Alexandria, are allowing the Great Beacon of Knowledge to burn out.
Editorial: Business advancement
October 5, 2012
Plans for a new School of Business building at Kansas University are a tribute to the school’s new dean and some generous private donors.
Horoscopes for Oct. 5
October 5, 2012
For Friday, Oct. 5, 2012: This year you could develop a more reserved attitude about your finances. You might feel as if you have restricted yourself in many ways in the past year. Now, you will choose to walk through a new door and establish a fresh outlook. If you are single, a dashing, unique person rushes into your life. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from you lightening up and deciding to enjoy yourself more than ever.
Kale Pick glad he picked Kansas
October 5, 2012
Mention the name Kerry Meier to the average Kansas University football fan, and the image of No. 10 slipping behind the Missouri defense on a freelance pattern immediately surfaces, replete with snowflakes falling in Arrowhead Stadium and Todd Reesing lobbing him the game-winning touchdown pass.
Monsters lurk within us
October 5, 2012
Even casual fans of the vampire genre know that an undead bloodsucker can enter a room only after he’s been invited. At the very least, you have to admire his manners. And aficionados of animal programming know that the obnoxious pets rescued and re-educated on shows like “Dog Whisperer” and “My Cat From Hell” are often considered members of the family.
FSHS football hosts unbeaten SM East
October 5, 2012
For five straight weeks, Shawnee Mission East High’s football team has left the field with the same result. The Lancers have had blowouts, shutouts and one squeaker, but each game ended with them unscathed.
Boot Camp ends early
Jayhawks survive early-morning conditioning drills
October 5, 2012
Perry Ellis didn’t particularly enjoy hopping out of bed at 5 a.m. and staying up until 10 p.m. or so the past two weeks.
Firebirds clinch share of league volleyball crown
October 5, 2012
Posters of each of Free State High volleyball’s nine seniors decorated the gymnasium wall behind them as the Firebirds celebrated a sweep at their home triangular Thursday night.
Column: Romney completes a trifecta
October 5, 2012
The presidential campaign, hitherto a plod through a torrent of words tedious beyond words, began to dance in Denver. There a masterfully prepared Mitt Romney completed a trifecta of tasks and unveiled an issue that, because it illustrates contemporary liberalism’s repellent essence, can constitute his campaign’s closing argument.
KU defense drastically better on third downs
October 5, 2012
After watching film of his new team, Kansas University football defensive coordinator Dave Campo set out two main goals for his defensive players during their first meeting in the winter.
Royals fell short of preseason hopes
October 5, 2012
The season began with the Kansas City Royals toting along the slogan, “Our Time,” a reference to the young and enthusiastic players who have slowly matriculated through their farm system.