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Cosmosphere theater makes switch to digital
Projection change to save $100K a year
October 7, 2012
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center has gone digital in an effort to save money and improve the clarity of its movies.
Kennedy educators say performance issues complicated
October 7, 2012
Of all Lawrence schools, Kennedy School receives the most Title 1 funding, federal grants for schools deemed to have a high population of “at-risk” kids. Assessment scores there are lower, and many challenges are greater.
Richard D. Greene, chief judge of Kansas Court of Appeals, dies at 62
October 7, 2012
Richard D. Greene, the chief judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals, has died. He was 62.
Chris Gilbert 11th; KU men 10th at Brickyard
October 7, 2012
Chris Gilbert holed a shot from approximately 100 yards out on No. 12, which ignited a stretch of three birdies over his last seven holes to record a final-round 70 and tie for 11th place with a 2-under 214 on the final day of the Brickyard Collegiate on Sunday at Riverside Golf Club.
Kansas tennis 5-1 at Tribe
October 7, 2012
Kansas University’s tennis team went 5-1 in singles play on the final day Sunday of the Tribe Invitational.
KU soccer ties Deacons
October 7, 2012
Caroline Kastor scored her team-leading ninth goal, and senior goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau made three saves as Kansas University played to a 1-1 tie against Wake Forest on Sunday at W. Dennie Spry Stadium.
Charlie Weis, KU football get back to work
October 7, 2012
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis claims he’s just like everybody else. He feels better after wins than he does after losses. That’s why, following Saturday’s 56-16 stinker in Manhattan, Weis hunkered down in his office at the Anderson Family Football Complex and did not leave for six hours.
Ceremony has KU flavor
Former Jayhawks David Jaynes, Bud Stallworth, Wayne Simien enter Hall
October 7, 2012
A blue-chip quarterback at Bonner Springs High School, David Jaynes committed to play football for Bear Bryant’s powerhouse University of Alabama football program in the fall of 1970. Jaynes changed his mind after Kansas University assistant football coach Terry Donahue invited him to a KU-Kansas State basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse.
Club on a quest to spark curiosity
Science program at Pinckney aims to excite, prepare students for fair
October 7, 2012
Lisa Gotto, with a patient team of fellow volunteers, runs Quest Club, an after-school program about science. The eventual plan is to help the kids in the program put together presentations for the Douglas County Science Fair.
Boo-boo’d: Chiefs fans jeer injured QB Cassel
October 7, 2012
Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel lay flat on his back in the fourth quarter, staring up at the sky, where just a few hours earlier an airplane towed a banner calling for him to be benched. This wasn’t how anybody expected his time as Kansas City’s starting quarterback to end.
Column: LHS, FSHS football both for real
October 7, 2012
Football players for our city’s public high schools have tasted 10 victories six weeks into the season. Not even frequent state champion Lawrence High before the school split into two schools could have figured out a way to do that.
KU RB Pierson practices Sunday as x-rays come back negative
October 7, 2012
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis said Sunday night that sophomore tailback Tony Pierson practiced Sunday and was not expected to miss any playing time because of an injured elbow that kept him out of the final three quarters of Saturday’s loss at Kansas State.
Lawrence man killed in early-morning accident
11:34 a.m., October 7, 2012 Updated 11:30 p.m.
A 34-year-old Lawrence man was killed early this morning after a single-vehicle accident north of Midland Junction.
Reading, signing for ‘Kansas City Noir’ Wednesday
October 7, 2012
“Kansas City Noir” — a close-to-home edition of the Akashic Books Noir Series of geographically specific anthologies — will be the focus of an upcoming reading and book-signing at the Raven, 6 E. Seventh St.
Funds sought for photography book chronicling River City Reunion
October 7, 2012
A Kickstarter campaign is hoped to help launch “River City Reunion Revisited,” a book of black-and-white photos documenting a 1987 Beat Generation literary festival in Lawrence.
Man flees scene of accident
October 7, 2012
A minor injury accident occurred about 7:25 p.m. after an eastbound Chevrolet Astro Van collided with an eastbound Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck near the intersection of 15th Street and Kasold Drive.
Off the Beaten Plate: Deviled Eggs at Mariscos
October 7, 2012
If you like crab cakes and deviled eggs, this is the best of both worlds — plus béarnaise sauce. By Sara Shepherd.
KU relying more on revenue from tuition, fees
Per-student state funding fell more than 30% from 2002-2010
October 7, 2012
The National Science Board sounded the alarm late last month about declining state funding of public research universities across the country.
Auditor: City passes financial checkup
Lawrence in good shape compared with similar communities
October 7, 2012
It’s time to get out the tongue depressor and poke and prod the city of Lawrence’s checkbook.
Free concert tied to Vasari exhibit
October 7, 2012
Music from the 16th to 18th centuries — played on instruments like those in use during the same period — will fill the Spencer Museum of Art next weekend.
KU golf’s Gautier tied for 10th at Brickyard
October 7, 2012
Stan Gautier fell from a tie for second place to a 10th-place tie after carding a 2-over 74 in the second round of the Brickyard Collegiate Championship on Saturday at Riverside Golf Club.
Lions freshman, senior tops at SM West cross country meet
October 7, 2012
Lawrence High freshman Claire Sanner and senior Gavin Fischer ran to top times in their grade divisions at the Shawnee Mission West cross country meet on Saturday at Shawnee Mission Park.
Firebird boys 1-2 at Haskell cross country meet
October 7, 2012
Trail Spears and Ryan Liston combined for a 1-2 finish as the Free State boys cross country team won the three-team Haskell Invitational on Saturday at Haskell Indian Nations University.
KU’s Becker runs to first at Haskell Invitational
October 7, 2012
Kansas University junior runner Natalie Becker made her season debut for the KU women’s cross country team and broke away from the pack for first place at the Haskell Invitational on Saturday at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
October 7, 2012
Road work planned for the week of October 8, 2012.
Deadline for Holiday Art Fair submissions this week
October 7, 2012
The deadline is approaching for artists to enter the Lawrence Art Guild’s Holiday Art Fair.
2012 Phoenix Award winners to be honored
October 7, 2012
Lawrence’s 2012 Phoenix Award winners have been named and will be honored with a reception next month.
25 years ago: Founder of KU language lab retires
October 7, 2012
Garinger wasn’t planning to rest on his laurels during retirement.
40 years ago: Workers converting electrical systems at KU
October 7, 2012
They were changing the 4,000-volt electrical systems in some campus buildings to 12,000-volt systems.
100 years ago: Preliminary plans call for national highway to pass through Kansas
October 7, 2012
“This highway will probably follow the Golden Belt Road.”
KU swim team wins dual at Rice
October 7, 2012
Kansas University freshman Bryce Hinde helped earn three first-place finishes and set a pool record on Saturday as the KU swim team topped Rice, 166-132, in the Jayhawks’ first dual of the season.
Letter: Positive focus
October 7, 2012
Daily I check Page 2 of the Journal-World — not really expecting to see my name.
Around and about in local business
October 7, 2012
Local business news for the week ending Oct. 5, 2012.
Seabury volleyball 4-1 at Riverside tournament
October 7, 2012
Bishop Seabury volleyball won four in a row before falling to host Riverside, 19-25, 15-25, in the championship game on Saturday at the Riverside Tournament.
Haskell football loses, 60-20
October 7, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University’s football team was outscored 37-8 after halftime in a 60-20 loss to Lindenwood-Belleville on Saturday at Haskell Stadium.
Baker football beats Avila, 42-13
October 7, 2012
The No. 19 Baker University football team picked up a Homecoming victory, 42-13, against Avila on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Kansas tennis duo wins doubles flight
October 7, 2012
Kansas University tennis partners Claire Dreyer and Anastasija Trubica won two matches to clinch their doubles flight Saturday on the second day of the Tribe Invitational.
Seabury doubles team qualifies for state tennis meet
October 7, 2012
Bishop Seabury partners Raquel Dominguez and Alicia Cotsoradis placed second at a 3-2-1A tennis regional on Saturday to qualify for state.
Riley, KU volleyball dig in to hold off Baylor
October 7, 2012
Brianne Riley is well on her way to setting Kansas University’s all-time volleyball digs record … in just three seasons. Riley, KU’s junior libero out of Benet Academy in Lisle, Ill., had a match-high 22 digs in the No. 24-ranked Jayhawks’ five-set victory (25-17, 26-24, 17-25, 23-25, 15-11) over Baylor on Saturday in Horejsi Center.
Free State’s Czapinski advances to state tennis tournament
October 7, 2012
At the culmination of a long, cold Saturday on Lawrence High’s tennis courts, Free State junior Alexis Czapinski struggled to compose herself as she spoke with her coach, Oather Strawderman.
Chiefs, Ravens heading in opposite directions
October 7, 2012
Justin Verlander allowed a home run to the first batter of the game — and quickly shrugged it off.
Behind the Lens: Technology makes color choice easier than ever
October 7, 2012
When I started at the Journal-World, our color use was limited to a single lead image on a section front, mainly because of the length of time required to create color separations for the press. I remember laying out photo packages where I could use only one color image and the rest were black and white.
Three Jayhawks to enter Kansas Sports Hall of Fame today
October 7, 2012
Former Kansas University basketball standout Bud Stallworth, who has worked part-time as a radio talk-show host in Lawrence the past several years, spoke eloquently Thursday about his fellow Jayhawk inductees in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012.
Editorial: Clear victor
Mitt Romney’s superior performance in the presidential debate should put voters on notice.
October 7, 2012
According to various television monitoring reports, between 50 million and 60 million Americans watched Wednesday’s presidential debate, and it’s likely the majority of those viewers were surprised by what they saw and heard.
Opinion: Half will surely be unhappy this election season
October 7, 2012
Politics is such today that no matter who wins the election, half the country will be left in misery.
Opinion: Waging war on 21st century Jim Crow
October 7, 2012
Kemba Smith Pradia went to Tallahassee, Fla., last week to demand the right to vote.
Documentary chronicles hippie commune
‘Drop City’ had roots in Lawrence, KU
October 7, 2012
In today’s world, it’s a concept that sounds like the basis for a reality show cooked up under the careful eye of Armani-wearing big wigs: Throw a bunch of artists together and see if they can live away from society, nourished solely by their creative juices.
Horoscopes for Oct. 7
October 7, 2012
For Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012: This year you will assume a strong leadership role and be able to handle it well. You have unusually high energy and drive. If you are single, you will meet someone special through your travels and/or an acquaintance. If you are attached, the two of you become closer if you take up a mutual commitment.
Take a new trip ‘Upstairs’
October 7, 2012
Eager costume drama fans waiting for the return of “Downton Abbey” can feast on the second helping of the revival of the “Masterpiece” classic “Upstairs Downstairs” (8 p.m. Sunday, PBS). It’s the kind of programming I watch for the plot, while my wife obsesses about the frocks, furniture and the wallpaper. There’s something for everybody.