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Archive for Friday, October 12, 2012

Also from October 12

Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Lawrence High football vs. Leavenworth Free State football vs. Wyandotte Varsity House then and now Late Night in the Phog KU men's basketball media day Free State at Lawrence High soccer
Podcasts
Polls
How many games do you think the KU men's basketball team will win this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
30 or more
 
83%
25-29
 
8%
20-24
 
8%
15-19
 
0%
10-14
 
0%
Less than 10
 
0%
Total 12
Have you ever been in an accident involving a deer?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
59%
No
 
40%
Total 474
Do you plan on attending any local candidate forums before voting this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
82%
Yes
 
10%
Undecided
 
7%
Total 319
Who do you think won last night's vice presidential debate?

Poll results

Response Percent
Vice President Joe Biden
 
51%
Rep. Paul Ryan
 
48%
Total 1049
Videos

Lead stories

1:54 a.m.
Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle (1) runs past Texas cornerback Josh Turner during their game Sept. 29 in Stillwater, Okla. Randle, the Big 12’s leading rusher, and the Cowboys will face Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Driving force: Jayhawks wary of OSU RB Joseph Randle
October 11, 2012
All season, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has gushed about KU sophomore Tony Pierson and his ability to score from anywhere on the field at any time. Saturday, when the Jayhawks play host to Oklahoma State at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium, they’ll face a similar back: Wichita native Joseph Randle.
6:00 a.m.
A map of the proposed layout of the Rock Chalk Park sports complex, proposed for about 90 acres north of the northeast intersection of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway. Note that north on the map is to the right. Rec center? Try rec park
October 12, 2012
Rock Chalk is set to get quite a bit louder in northwest Lawrence. Architects have filed the most detailed plans yet with Lawrence City Hall for a proposed sports complex that would house multiple facilities for Kansas University and the city of Lawrence.
10:00 a.m.
Former KU basketball standout and current sports radio personality Bud Stallworth is pictured Oct. 3 at the KLWN studios. Stallworth is one of several players to return to Lawrence after his career as a professional athlete. Former KU players among Jayhawks’ most loyal fans
October 12, 2012
Lawrence is filled with former Kansas University students. After graduation, some leave and come back. Others decide to stay in Lawrence. For some KU men’s basketball players, it’s no different.
6:00 p.m.

Economist Arthur Laffer, known as the “father of supply-side economics,” speaks Thursday at KU’s Woodruff Auditorium. Economist calls for flat tax, less spending
October 12, 2012
Arthur Laffer laid out his prescription for an economic turnaround during a talk at Kansas University on Thursday, using his doctrine of supply-side economics: less government spending and a flat tax.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas University freshman Alex Stanley works on a sidewalk chalk drawing with a message against drinking and driving, Thursday outside Memorial Stadium. Chalk talk: Drawing at stadium warns against drinking, driving
October 12, 2012
Kansas University freshman Alex Stanley has a message for anyone who passes by the north side of Memorial Stadium before or after the KU football game Saturday.

All stories

Man charged with 2 child sex crimes
October 12, 2012
A 38-year-old man involuntarily committed to Larned State Hospital under the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act was charged Friday in federal court with two sex crimes.
County road closed near Baldwin City
11:53 p.m., October 12, 2012 Updated 10:44 a.m.
County Road 1055, which is Sixth Street in Baldwin City, is currently closed at the bottom of Baldwin Hill, a mile north of the Baldwin City limits. Keith Browning, director of Douglas County Public Works, suggests anyone traveling from Lawrence to Baldwin City should take U.S. Highway 59 to Highway 56.
Kansas vs. OSU: Tale of the Tape
October 12, 2012
A unit-by-unit look at the Kansas-Oklahoma State football game
Young guns: Kansas hopes to take advantage of youth at QB
October 12, 2012
Although Kansas University’s football team does not know for sure which Oklahoma State quarterback it will face at 2:30 today in Memorial Stadium, the Jayhawks know one thing — whichever Cowboy starts will be awfully inexperienced.
Parole denied for suspect in 1985 rape
October 12, 2012
The Kansas Prison Review Board has denied parole for at least three years to a Kansas inmate currently charged with a Topeka cold case rape for which another man spent seven years in prison.
Group criticizes Koch brothers; urges Brownback to change course
October 12, 2012
A group opposed to policies pushed by the Koch brothers made a stop Friday at the Statehouse to deliver a letter to Gov. Sam Brownback, urging him to denounce the “Greed Agenda.”
City condemns 24-unit apartment building on West 26th Street, issues eviction notices
October 12, 2012
Backed-up sewage, widespread mold and other life-safety issues have caused the city to condemn all 24 apartments in a building in southern Lawrence, leaving more than a dozen households seeking a new place to live.
Lawrence police investigate burglary at home
October 12, 2012
Lawrence police responded Thursday to a burglary that occurred between Wednesday night and noon Thursday, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley.
Sunflower League cross country races moved to Monday
October 12, 2012
The threat of inclement weather has postponed Saturday’s Sunflower League cross country meet at Rim Rock Farm.
Applicants sought for annual youth exchange program in Japan
October 12, 2012
The Lawrence Sister Cities Advisory Board, and Friends of Hiratsuka are making plans for next summer’s youth exchange with Hiratsuka, Japan.
Douglas County Commission candidates to chat on LJWorld.com
October 12, 2012
Two candidates for the Douglas County Commission’s second district seat will participate in a live chat on LJWorld.com next week.
Severe weather could be coming this weekend
11:53 a.m., October 12, 2012 Updated 10:39 a.m.
The area could see severe storms this weekend, including a slight risk of tornadoes.
Central Kansas town of Nickerson to drop police
October 12, 2012
The central Kansas town of Nickerson is dropping its police force because of budget concerns.
Kansas secretary of state employee retires at 86
October 12, 2012
A veteran employee of the Kansas secretary of state has retired after working 29 years as a proofreader.
Town Talk: Longtime Washington, D.C., politico opens office in Lawrence; city set to begin delivering trash carts on Monday
October 12, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Forum for local and state offices set for Monday at Douglas County Courthouse
October 12, 2012
A candidate forum for seven local and state races will be held on Monday at the Douglas County Courthouse.
KUsports.com staff’s Week 7 college football picks
October 12, 2012
The following are the Journal-World staffers’ picks for Week 7 of the college football season.
FACT CHECK: Slips in vice presidential debate
08:39 a.m., October 12, 2012 Updated 10:09 a.m.
Anyone who paid attention to a hearing in Congress this week knew that the administration had been implored to beef up security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya before the deadly terrorist attack there. But in the vice presidential debate Thursday night, Joe Biden seemed unaware.
VP debate feisty, unlike Obama-Romney
October 12, 2012
Fierce and focused, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan gave voters the kind of substantive showdown that was everything the presidential debate was not. Abandoning his boss’ caution, Biden uncorked a combative repair job.
Patrol switching to e-citation system
October 12, 2012
Beginning next week, the Kansas Highway Patrol will phase in a new electronic citation system, starting in the northwest part of Kansas and eventually spreading to all regions in the state.
Chalk talk: Drawing at stadium warns against drinking, driving
October 12, 2012
Kansas University freshman Alex Stanley has a message for anyone who passes by the north side of Memorial Stadium before or after the KU football game Saturday.
Electronic recycling event Saturday
October 12, 2012
City staff are holding an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.
Dad pleads guilty to DUI with kids in car
October 12, 2012
A 24-year-old Lawrence man accused of driving two children to school in April while intoxicated pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving under the influence, first offense.
High-speed chase ends with crash
12:52 a.m., October 12, 2012 Updated 09:31 a.m.
A Missouri man led Lawrence Police Officers on a high speed chase Thursday evening and ended up crashing his vehicle in a yard at 2215 Ala. According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Craig Shanks, the man had recently purchased the purple Dodge Intrepid he was driving, but failed to return the tags to the owner.
Family’s home severly damaged after fire near Stull
October 12, 2012
A house near Stull sustained significant damage in a fire Thursday afternoon.
Economist calls for flat tax, less spending
October 12, 2012
Arthur Laffer laid out his prescription for an economic turnaround during a talk at Kansas University on Thursday, using his doctrine of supply-side economics: less government spending and a flat tax.
Rec center? Try rec park
City leaders get a look at the latest plans for a sports complex that could grow to be 100 acres
October 12, 2012
Rock Chalk is set to get quite a bit louder in northwest Lawrence. Architects have filed the most detailed plans yet with Lawrence City Hall for a proposed sports complex that would house multiple facilities for Kansas University and the city of Lawrence.
Former KU players among Jayhawks’ most loyal fans
October 12, 2012
Lawrence is filled with former Kansas University students. After graduation, some leave and come back. Others decide to stay in Lawrence. For some KU men’s basketball players, it’s no different.
Heard on the Hill: Lightsaber battles afoot on KU campus; pharmacy prof gives childproofing tips; on-campus crime down so far this year
October 12, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
First Bell: LHS Debate Team Wins Piper Invitational; College Night set for Monday; workshop to focus on bullying
October 12, 2012
News, etc., from schools in and around Douglas County.
25 years ago: Kansas Lottery ready to launch in one month
October 12, 2012
Tickets would go on sale starting Nov. 12.
40 years ago: Another deep hole found under Mass Street
October 12, 2012
Workers on the downtown renovation project had uncovered a well or cistern at Seventh and Mass.
Letter: Good lead
October 12, 2012
To the editor: Scott Rothschild’s lead on the presidential debate story was right on target. Mitt Romney’s threat to shut down PBS resounded across the nation as the clarion blare of the Tea Party’s trumpet “We’re going to take the country BACK!” The devil is in the details. When all the honk and bluster of the campaign end, there will be a president in the White House who wants to lead the country forward, or one who threatens to take the nation BACK.
Letter: Please vote
October 12, 2012
To the editor: Every couple of years I talk to people who say they have “nothing” to do with politics and government and that they will not vote. I beg to differ. The most important people may be the 50 percent or more who will not vote. Everyone participates in politics each time they drive, buy gas or a pack of gum or anything else.
Letter: Right investment
October 12, 2012
The Journal-World should be commended for shining a light on the problems caused by a lack of services for the mentally ill (in its “Jail challenge” editorial of Oct. 9). Housing the mentally ill in jails is extremely costly, both to their health and to the public purse. Fortunately, help may be on the way. Many people with mental illness end up in jail because they don’t get the health care services and medications they need. Why not? Because they don’t have health insurance.
Editorial: News puzzle
October 12, 2012
Recently the Journal-World had a nightmarish occurrence when an entire section of the newspaper was inadvertently left out of the day’s paper. Our readers’ reaction may be instructive.
FSHS gymnastics, LHS 2-3 at quad
October 12, 2012
For the first time this season, Free State High’s gymnastics team didn’t finish a competition in first place.
Seabury girls cross country wins at Burlington
October 12, 2012
Kate Albrecht finished in first place to lead Seabury Academy’s girls cross country team to the championship of the Burlington Invitational on Thursday.
K.C.’s Cassel ruled out; Quinn to start Sunday
October 12, 2012
Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay with a concussion, and Brady Quinn will start an NFL game for the first time since the 2009 season.
100 years ago: Woodland Park wraps up another season of picnics, baseball, concerts
October 12, 2012
“The third season of Woodland park has closed.”
A look back at Late Night’s colorful history from 1985-2011
October 12, 2012
No party pooper, Bill Self has been willing to wear whatever wacky costumes the producers of Late Night in the Phog have presented him the past couple years in Allen Fieldhouse.
Lions hold off Firebirds in city soccer showdown, 1-0
October 12, 2012
Midway through the second half of its city showdown with rival Free State High on Thursday, Lawrence’s boys soccer team found itself in a peculiar spot.
KU welcomes trio of senior prep recruits for Late Night
October 12, 2012
Three of the top uncommitted high school senior basketball prospects in the country will attend tonight’s Late Night in the Phog in Allen Fieldhouse.
Nine newcomers set to make KU hoops debut tonight
October 12, 2012
A whopping nine Kansas University basketball newcomers will be playing before a crowd in Allen Fieldhouse for the first time tonight.
KU men looking forward to Late Night festivities
October 12, 2012
There’s a lot of sweat — and little payoff at the time — for Kansas University’s basketball players, who work on their bodies and their individual skill-sets during the months of April, May, June, July, August, September and early October.
Setting the pace: Senior guard Elijah Johnson relishing lead role for KU
October 12, 2012
For the first time in a long time, there’s a new point guard running the show at Kansas University.
KU women kick off trek to tourney with Late Night
October 12, 2012
The Kansas University women’s basketball team went dancing, as in playing in the NCAA Tournament, last March for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.
KU football preps for up-tempo OSU
October 12, 2012
Last season, in a 70-28 loss to Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla., the Kansas University football team marched down the field on its opening drive, took a 7-0 lead, blinked and found itself trailing by 49 points at halftime.
Firebirds football to face fellow 5-1, Wyandotte
October 12, 2012
As Free State High’s football players focused this week on their district opener, they found out last week’s victory over Shawnee Mission East had vaulted them to the No. 1 spot in the Kansas Football Media Poll for Class 6A.
Lions football not looking past Leavenworth
October 12, 2012
There is something about the start of district play that brings on an intensified focus.
Horoscopes for Oct. 12
October 12, 2012
For Friday, Oct. 12: Is there such a thing as too much good? You will be able to answer that question this year. If you are single, check out a potential sweetie with care. If you are attached, the two of you will benefit from being more vulnerable and open with each other.