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Man arrested after low-speed car chase
October 6, 2012
A Meriden man led Lawrence police officers on a low-speed chase Saturday morning that ended with three deflated tires, a broken car window and a damaged police vehicle.
Security company keeping busy with rise in burglaries
October 6, 2012
The staff at Rueschhoff Locksmith and Security Systems, 3727 W. Sixth St., hear the all-too-frequent home invasion details from customers following a rise in home burglaries in the Lawrence area.
Wildcats: Lopsided win not enough
October 6, 2012
Even a 40-point victory over his team’s biggest rival wasn’t enough to make Kansas State receiver Chris Harper happy.
Column: For first time since 1800s, KU football no longer has all-time winning record
October 6, 2012
Discussing the present state of Kansas University’s football team is too depressing, so before looking into the future for potential relief, a look into the distant past is in order.
Notebook: Backup QB Michael Cummings gets first action; RB Tony Pierson injured
October 6, 2012
The fourth quarter of Saturday’s 56-16 loss to Kansas State proved to be the answer to the question that many Kansas University football fans had been asking: When would KU coach Charlie Weis replace quarterback Dayne Crist?
Same ol’, same ol’: Wildcats continue domination over KU with 56-16 romp
October 6, 2012
For the past two weeks, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis preached finishing to his rebuilding program. But on a cold and windy Saturday in front of a crowd of 50,334 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, it was the Jayhawks who were finished.
Faith Forum: How does God speak to us?
October 6, 2012
Ron Channell and the Rev. Joanna Harader answer.
Classic approach: KU music professor releases CD set of live performances that’s ‘freakish in size’
October 6, 2012
Steven Spooner could be any professor at Kansas University, unassuming in a sport coat and dress slacks. But even in their best student evaluations, most professors aren’t referred to as “dazzling” or “as near perfection as it’s possible to get.”
Details sparse in sheriff’s office investigation
October 6, 2012
Few details have emerged about an investigation into the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
New trial denied in 1992 murder
October 6, 2012
Two hairs that were 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.
Federal suit against KU dismissed
October 6, 2012
A federal lawsuit filed by a former Kansas University employee who alleged age discrimination was dismissed, in favor of KU, by U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Vratil on Thursday.
KSU online store to start collecting sales tax soon
October 6, 2012
A representative with the Florida-based TeamFanShop, which runs Kansas State’s online store, confirmed it has reached an agreement with the Kansas Department of Revenue to begin collecting sales tax on purchases within the next few days.
Kansas soccer falls to No. 16 West Virginia, 1-0
October 6, 2012
Kate Schwindel’s goal in the 43rd minute gave No. 16 West Virginia a 1-0 victory over Kansas University in a Big 12 soccer match Friday at Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
City tennis players vie for state tourney spots
October 6, 2012
Officially, Olathe South High is hosting a Class 6A girls tennis regional today. However, Lawrence and Free State players battling for spots at state won’t have to leave town to compete in the tournament.
25 years ago: Temporary liquor licenses causing enforcement problems
October 6, 2012
The license was “open to anybody and everybody. We really can’t block them.”
40 years ago: Now that books have found new home, fate of old library discussed
October 6, 2012
The building was reported to be in “very sound physical condition.”
KU tennis 7-3 on first day at Tribe Invitational
October 6, 2012
The Kansas University women’s tennis team started its second tournament of the season by winning seven of ten matches on the first day of the Tribe Invitational hosted by William & Mary.
Armed and dangerous: K-State QB Klein powerful rusher, can fling it, too
October 6, 2012
Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein can throw the football.
KU basketball notebook: Spurs cut Collins; prep Parker drops Jayhawks from list
October 6, 2012
Former Kansas University point guard Sherron Collins was cut by the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs on Friday, just four days after signing a training camp contract.
Dominant Free State defense shuts out SM East, 28-0
October 6, 2012
Before Friday night, nobody had applied much pressure to Shawnee Mission East High senior quarterback Jordan Darling.
Strauss leads Lions to fifth straight victory, 32-15 at SM South
October 6, 2012
This one left Dirk Wedd speechless.
Bowen thrilled to be part of KU-KSU rivalry again
October 6, 2012
Lawrence native and current Kansas University assistant football coach Clint Bowen has the unique perspective of having cheered, played and coached for the Jayhawks football team during the past four decades.
Kansas vs. KSU: Tale of the tape
October 6, 2012
A unit-by-unit look at Kansas vs. Kansas State
Opinion: ‘I am one of the 40 percent’
October 6, 2012
I am not the 99 percent. Nor am I the 1 percent. I certainly am not one of Mitt Romney’s 47 percent. I am one of the 40 percent of American voters who the Gallup organization said identify themselves as independents — a record high in the history of the its surveys.
Simons’ Saturday Column: State must demand change to upgrade universities
October 6, 2012
It was good to learn Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback believes rankings count, as in rankings for academic and research excellence at major colleges and universities.
Column: Romney pulls off a tactical coup
October 6, 2012
It was the biggest rout since Agincourt. If you insist, since the Carter-Reagan debate. With a remarkable display of confidence, knowledge and nerve, Mitt Romney won the first 2012 debate going away.
Veritas football smashes KC East, 68-0
October 6, 2012
Veritas Christian School defeated KC East, 68-0, on Friday, ending the game in the third quarter after Andrew Harvey returned a kickoff 70 yards for his third score.
100 years ago: Lawrence girl brings suit after fall from roller coaster
October 6, 2012
“The accident occurred at Woodland Park last summer.”
Horoscopes for Oct. 6
October 6, 2012
For Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012: This year you will have an unusual amount of energy, which you will express in your day-to-day life. You might decide to take up a new exercise program or try a new hobby. If you are single, you’ll meet someone at a public commitment or through a work friend. If you are attached, the two of you will commit to a common goal or community activity.
Lifetime offers kidnap drama
October 6, 2012
Sherri Shepherd gets serious in the original TV movie “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (7 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime). Based on a real story, “Abducted” recalls the remarkable and unprecedented 1987 kidnapping of an infant girl from a New York hospital by a distraught woman, Ann Pettway (Aunjanue Ellis), who had only recently suffered the latest in a series of miscarriages.