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Archive for Sunday, October 14, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Kansas running back James Sims is upended by the Oklahoma State defense during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Memorial Stadium. Column: QB switch affects RB James Sims, too
October 14, 2012
The lights were turned up at a factory in 1924, and productivity increased. After a while, the lights were dimmed, and productivity increased again. It’s known as the Hawthorne effect. Part of what happened when Charlie Weis replaced immobile senior quarterback Dayne Crist with the more elusive red-shirt freshman Michael Cummings in the third quarter of Saturday’s lightning-interrupted football game could be attributed to the way the quarterbacks handle pressure from the defense.
10:00 a.m.
In September 2006, Iraq War veteran Brent Whitten was injured while serving as the gunner in a Humvee when a suicide bomber driving a van exploded into the side of it in Baghdad. Whitten, now a student at Kansas University, is in his final year of finishing his undergraduate degree in journalism. KU student, veteran on mission to get degree after injuries
October 13, 2012
To understand why Brent Whitten will be at the front of the room Sunday as the Wounded Warrior Project receives the 2012 Dole Leadership Prize at the Dole Institute of Politics, you can start on Sept. 9, 2006. But you have to continue to today, six years later, as he studies for midterms and figures out how to fit an economics course into his schedule next semester and needs to get back home to Topeka by 4 so he can pick up his 7-year-old son at the bus stop.
2:00 p.m.
Millicent Pepion, former leader of the Wetlands Preservation Organization, is pictured Thursday at the Medicine Wheel located on the southern edge of the Haskell Indian Nations University campus. Pepion and others fear that this area will be affected by the construction of the South Lawrence Trafficway. Wetlands advocates look for new ways to stop construction of South Lawrence Trafficway as legal battle ends
October 13, 2012
At one time, Patrick Austin Freeland thought a fancy suit and a trip to Washington, D.C., probably was the best way to stave off the South Lawrence Trafficway. Freeland, like dozens upon dozens of Haskell Indian Nations University students over the last two decades, has been a crusader to stop the South Lawrence Trafficway from being built through the wetlands that are owned by Haskell and Baker universities along 31st Street.
6:00 p.m.
Jack Clark, a junior at Lawrence High School, uses a computer to work a drawing program Thursday at the high school. Lawrence school officials are trying to plan for the day when every student will come to class connected to at least one, and possibly multiple wireless devices. School leaders consider ways to upgrade technology
October 13, 2012
Lawrence school officials envision a day in the not-too-distant future when every student will come to class connected to at least one, and possibly multiple, wireless devices.
10:00 p.m.
Dog owners walk back to their sitting dogs during an obedience event at the Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club all-breed dog show Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The event continues today. Dog handlers hope for the best in show
October 13, 2012
Sometimes life is just ruff. Take Erin Roberts’ client, who owns Malachy, the oddly lovable Pekingese who won this year’s prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show in New York. She got into showing her dogs, Roberts said, after a lot of family trouble and a dark period in her life. She found it to be a welcome distraction. Dogs, after all, don’t do that kind of drama.

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Veritas volleyball wins Paravel title
October 14, 2012
The Veritas Christian volleyball team won four straight matches to take the Cair Paravel Invitational title on Saturday.
Seabury duo makes semifinals
October 14, 2012
The Bishop Seabury Academy doubles team of Alicia Cotsoradis and Raquel Dominguez advanced to the Class 3-2-1A state tennis tournament semifinals on Sunday.
Firebird Alexis Czapinski sixth at state
October 14, 2012
Free State High’s Alexis Czapinksi went 2-1 and placed sixth at the Class 6A state tennis meet on Sunday.
KU soccer blanked again, 1-0 by Texas
October 14, 2012
Kansas University managed a season-low three shots on goal and suffered a second straight 1-0 setback, the more recent on Sunday to Texas at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
KU women entertain committed twins
October 14, 2012
Kansas University’s latest two women’s basketball commitments — twins Dakota and Dylan Gonzalez of Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho — attended Friday’s Late Night in the Phog in Allen Fieldhouse as part of their official recruiting visits.
City golfers fired up for state tournament
October 14, 2012
Even before the season started, back in the summer when they played worry-free rounds, Lawrence High’s girls golfers talked about returning to the Class 6A state tournament this fall with the help and guidance of new coach Kristen Samp.
Bounces favor Bucs; Chiefs thumped
October 14, 2012
The football took a lot of funny bounces Sunday, and most of them went against Kansas City in a 38-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that dropped the Chiefs to 1-5.
Hoops target Joel Embiid elevates KU
October 14, 2012
Joel Embiid, one of three uncommitted high school senior basketball prospects who attended Friday’s Late Night in the Phog, on Sunday listed Kansas University as his current leader in recruiting.
Column: Lubbock Smith welcome upgrade
October 14, 2012
Every regime change in college football is accompanied by a promise from the new head coach that he and his staff will seek to upgrade the speed of the defense.
Questions, no answers, for Kansas at QB
October 14, 2012
The question will be asked at least a thousand times this week, and Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has no plans to share the answer.
Report: Sprint reaches deal with Japan’s Softbank
October 14, 2012
Japanese mobile phone company Softbank has agreed to buy 70 percent of Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20 billion, according to a news report.
Lawrence man, 40, arrested for aggravated endangerment of child
October 14, 2012
A 40-year-old Lawrence man was arrested for aggravated endangerment of a child as well as domestic battery at 10:39 p.m. Saturday night in the 500 block of Frontier Drive.
It’s the time of year to watch out for deer
October 14, 2012
Love is in the autumnal air for Kansas deer. It’s mating season: perhaps a good time for our woodland friends, but a serious danger for drivers who may come across them on the road.
Tuesday is deadline to register to vote
October 14, 2012
Voter registration in Douglas County closes at the end of the day Tuesday.
Volunteers needed to help Jayhawk Joggers
October 14, 2012
KU Homecoming’s Community Outreach Committee is looking for several volunteers to assist in providing additional safety for the Jayhawk Jog route this Sunday.
Analysis: Education funding debate hits key issues
October 14, 2012
TOPEKA — Kansas Democrats hope to avoid another election-year wipeout by making funding for public schools a major issue in legislative races, and their move highlights key differences between them and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
Foster, adoptive parents receive award
October 14, 2012
Couple have opened home to 30 children in past 25 years.
Opinion: Add teen girl to list of those who fought for truth
October 14, 2012
Usually, the fact that we are barricaded on both sides by great bodies of water gives us in this country a certain sense of remove from the awful things people with funny names do to one another in strange places on the far side of the globe. But once in awhile, the thing is awful enough that you can’t ignore it, or pretend that it is less real.
Opinion: Bank system too big to maintain?
October 14, 2012
Dallas — If in four weeks a president-elect Mitt Romney is seeking a Treasury secretary, he should look here, to Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Candidate Romney can enhance his chance of having this choice to make by embracing a simple proposition from Fisher: Systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs), meaning too-big-to-fail (TBTF) banks, are “too dangerous to permit.”
After festivities, Jayhawks get down to business
October 14, 2012
Kansas University’s basketball players were back on the court — for the first real practice of the 2012-13 season — a mere 13 hours after Friday’s festive Late Night in the Phog.
Kansas had a plan for ‘tragic’ rain delay
October 14, 2012
While Saturday’s 20-14 loss to Oklahoma State will likely be remembered as red-shirt freshman quarterback Michael Cummings’ coming-out party, the one-hour and 19-minute weather delay also may be talked about for some time.
LB Jake Love responds
October 14, 2012
Jake Love couldn’t get the bad play out of his mind.
Column: QB switch affects RB James Sims, too
October 14, 2012
The lights were turned up at a factory in 1924, and productivity increased. After a while, the lights were dimmed, and productivity increased again. It’s known as the Hawthorne effect. Part of what happened when Charlie Weis replaced immobile senior quarterback Dayne Crist with the more elusive red-shirt freshman Michael Cummings in the third quarter of Saturday’s lightning-interrupted football game could be attributed to the way the quarterbacks handle pressure from the defense.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
October 14, 2012
Road work planned for the week of October 15, 2012.
Around and about in local business
October 14, 2012
Local business news for the week ending October 12, 2012.
Off the Beaten Plate: Bibimbap at O Café Korean Restaurant
October 14, 2012
Say it, bee-bim-bahp. Fun, huh? In Korean, bap means rice, and bibim means mix. By Sara Shepherd.
Weather postpones state tennis; Czapinski forced to wait
October 14, 2012
Free State singles player Alexis Czapinski had to wait a day to make her bid for a fifth-place finish in the Class 6A state tennis tournament.
FSHS volleyball second at Emporia
October 14, 2012
Free State’s volleyball team went 5-1, including a victory over Lawrence High, and finished second in the Emporia Invitational on Saturday, while LHS went 2-4.
Free State gymnasts repeat as Sunflower League champs
October 14, 2012
Carrie Howland and Grace Bartle took first and second, respectively, in the vault, and the Free State High gymnastics team repeated as Sunflower League champions on Saturday at Olathe East.
Veritas football routs Cair Paravel in weather-shortened game
October 14, 2012
Elijah Harvey ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, and Veritas defeated Cair Paravel, 44-6, on Saturday night in a high school football game called with 6:56 left in the third quarter due to lightning.
Submissions sought for County Courthouse art exhibit
October 14, 2012
Douglas County Treasurer’s Office is organizing its annual juried art show and looking for submissions.
KU Youth Chorus begins season
October 14, 2012
Kansas University Youth Chorus has begun its eighth year.
40 years ago: Plans afoot for large parking lot south of Eldridge Hotel
October 14, 2012
The lot was to have a 75-foot front on Massachusetts Street.
100 years ago: KU-MU game to be advertised on outgoing mail envelopes
October 14, 2012
“Manager W. O. Hamilton has a novel scheme for advertising the Kansas-Missouri football game.”
Editorial: Debate difference
October 14, 2012
If nothing else (and certainly there were other lasting impressions) Thursday’s debate between the vice presidential candidates teed it up for Tuesday’s second face-off between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney.
Haskell football blanked, 41-0
October 14, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University football lost its seventh game in a row Saturday, a 41-0 shutout at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
Bucs ready to stop run against Quinn-led Chiefs
October 14, 2012
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bracing for a heavy dose of Jamaal Charles when they face the struggling Chiefs today.
‘Woven Dream’ exhibit opens this week
October 14, 2012
“Woven Dream” opens Wednesday at the Lawrence Art Guild’s 1109 Gallery, 1109 Mass.
Author to discuss history of scrapbooking
October 14, 2012
Even 150 years ago, people grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks.
25 years ago: ‘Legendary statesman’ Alf Landon passes away at age 100
October 14, 2012
The family considered Landon’s 100th birthday observance on Sept. 6 as his public tribute.
Racy ‘Threepenny Opera’ comes to Arts Center
October 14, 2012
“Threepenny Opera,” the racy musical that inspired such others as “Cabaret” and “Chicago,” comes to the Lawrence Arts Center stage this week.
The beat goes on: River City Reunion documented in photography book
October 14, 2012
It was September of 1987 when Eric Kirkendall sat in a Lawrence motel hallway talking to Jello Biafra, the lead singer of the Dead Kennedys, about his music career.
Horoscopes for Oct. 14
October 14, 2012
For Sunday, Oct. 14: This year your creativity soars. You are likely to see this gift come out nearly everywhere in your life, depending on the various facets of your personality. If you are single, you could be judged as quite exotic as a result. If you are attached, you easily could become quite me-oriented.
Series opener is silent but deadly
October 14, 2012
Not a word is spoken during the first five minutes of the third season opener of “The Walking Dead” (8 p.m. Sunday, AMC). Without giving too much away, the gang comes upon a house and secures the place by shooting a few undead in the head and bashing others with axes. While foraging for food, one man kills an owl and then begins to pluck it. That can’t be a good omen. And just when folks start to relax, they’re besieged by a small army of zombies and have to exit through the back door and escape in their vintage pickups, motorcycles and a shiny, product-placement worthy new car.