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Archive for Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Author William Burroughs and Leonard Magruder stand in the lobby of Liberty Hall during River City Reunion week. Burroughs’ personal secretary, James Grauerholz, and poet Allen Ginsberg organized the event. 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.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Jessica Houk, left, gets her new 65-gallon city residential trash cart delivered on Monday by Tyler Green, an employee with Buckeye Diamond Logistics, which was contracted by the city to deliver the new containers. Crews delivered about 1,000 green plastic trash carts to the curbs of Lawrence residences Monday, and another approximately 19,000 are on the way as part of the city’s program to require residents to use city-issued trash carts instead of cans or bags. City begins delivering trash carts
October 15, 2012
Spring is long gone, but signs of green will be popping up in the front yards of Lawrence homes for weeks.
10:00 a.m.
Candidates in seven races met Monday for forums that were telecast live on Channel 6. Pictured here are from left to right state Rep. Anthony Brown, R-Eudora, moderators Ann Gardner, editorial page editor of the Lawrence Journal-World, and Cory Smith, 6News anchor, and state Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City. Candidates duel over tax cuts, school funding, evolution at forum
October 15, 2012
Disagreements over school funding, taxes and the teaching of evolution dominated a marathon session of candidate forums held Monday night in the Douglas County Courthouse. The event, sponsored by the Voter Education Coalition and 6News, produced several verbal jabs but no real knockouts.
2:00 p.m.
Kansans will soon see a new driver's license with increased security features to guard against counterfeiting and fraud. Kansas rolls out new driver’s license
11:04 a.m., October 16, 2012 Updated 3:18 p.m.
Kansas driver’s licenses are getting a new look and added security features to guard against counterfeiting and fraud.
6:00 p.m.
Work crews lay a lime slurry mixture on U.S. Highway 59 near County Road 458 on Tuesday morning. The slurry helps harden the surface for the asphalt-laying stage. New U.S. Highway 59 expected to open to traffic by late Wednesday
October 16, 2012
A new four-lane stretch of U.S. Highway 59 is expected to open to traffic on Wednesday.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus harasses quarterback Michael Cummings during a passing drill at the Fan Appreciation Day open practice Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Memorial Stadium. Weis: Both Cummings and Crist will play against Oklahoma
1:43 p.m., October 16, 2012 Updated 10:02 p.m.
It was an answer, only in the fact that we now know that Kansas University quarterbacks Dayne Crist and Michael Cummings both will play Saturday, when the Jayhawks travel to Oklahoma to take on the Sooners at 6:05 p.m. Who will start? That’s still anybody’s guess, and, in a way, that’s exactly how KU coach Charlie Weis likes it.

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Experts at KU say Obama bests Romney in second presidential debate
October 16, 2012
The coach and one of the students responsible for Kansas University’s 2009 national debate championship both said Barack Obama rebounded with a victory in Tuesday’s presidential debate, but both candidates have shown off strong argumentative chops so far.
LJWorld.com elections section live
October 16, 2012
Early voting starts Wednesday, and the Journal-World’s online elections portal has information for voters looking for more information on candidates.
Free State soccer falls on Senior Night, 3-0 to Shawnee Mission NW
10:31 p.m., October 16, 2012 Updated 07:48 a.m.
Free State coach Kelly Barah promises that he’s going to call up a few places in Lawrence this week in hopes of finding a location where his players can de-stress.
KU business professor studied under Nobel Prize winner
October 16, 2012
Chris Anderson, an associate professor of finance in the KU School of Business, took a two-semester course sequence taught by economist Alvin Roth while he was pursuing his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh in the early 1990s. So when he read Monday that Roth had been named one of two winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in economics, he understood why.
City approves purchase of a new fire engine
October 16, 2012
One new $970,000 fire truck is on the way, but whether the city will fulfill a 2008 campaign plan to buy a whole fleet of the shiny new machines is less certain.
Rescuers honored for valor
October 16, 2012
17 police and fire personnel were honored at the second annual Valor Public Safety Awards, presented by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. The children of the day’s award winners are eligible for a $1,000 post-secondary education stipend, and five were awarded to children of last year’s recipients.
Fact check: Stumbles in latest presidential debate
09:55 p.m., October 16, 2012 Updated 08:54 a.m.
In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style debate, not all of the presidential candidates’ claims stood up to scrutiny Tuesday night.
Face to face: Obama, Romney in crackling debate
09:47 p.m., October 16, 2012 Updated 12:05 a.m.
An aggressive President Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of peddling a “sketchy deal” to fix the U.S. economy and playing politics with the deadly terrorist attack in Libya in a Tuesday night debate crackling with energy and emotion just three weeks before the election.
Column: James Sims leading when Jayhawks need it most
October 16, 2012
A football team with an uncertain quarterback situation is a team in need of a leader. Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis shared Tuesday an anecdote that revealed which one of his players has filled that void.
Kansas schools face monumental changes in coming year
October 16, 2012
New science and social studies standards are only some of the policy decisions the Kansas State Board of Education will face in 2013.
Charge: Topeka man tried to smuggle cash from Afghanistan
October 16, 2012
A Topeka man has been charged with trying to smuggle $150,000 in cash from Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan to Kansas.
Kansas State Department of Education to relocate in 2014
October 16, 2012
After two attempts to find private office space for lease, administration decides on state-owned building.
Weis: Both Cummings and Crist will play against Oklahoma
01:43 p.m., October 16, 2012 Updated 10:02 p.m.
It was an answer, only in the fact that we now know that Kansas University quarterbacks Dayne Crist and Michael Cummings both will play Saturday, when the Jayhawks travel to Oklahoma to take on the Sooners at 6:05 p.m. Who will start? That’s still anybody’s guess, and, in a way, that’s exactly how KU coach Charlie Weis likes it.
Two Journal-World photographers win awards in national contest
October 16, 2012
Two Journal-World photographers were winners in Inland Press Association’s 2012 News Picture contest.
New U.S. Highway 59 expected to open to traffic by late Wednesday
October 16, 2012
A new four-lane stretch of U.S. Highway 59 is expected to open to traffic on Wednesday.
Kansas rolls out new driver’s license
11:04 a.m., October 16, 2012 Updated 03:18 p.m.
Kansas driver’s licenses are getting a new look and added security features to guard against counterfeiting and fraud.
Nickerson residents upset with plan to drop police
October 16, 2012
The Nickerson City Council voted for a second time to disband the local police department, but it also added a provision that will allow the public to decide in April whether to reinstate the department.
Inside the world of food photography
Lawrence resident, professional food photographer shares tips for the rest of us
October 16, 2012
In more than 30 years as a food photographer, Lawrence resident Kathy Sanders Wilson painstakingly photographed everything from the perfect bowl of corn to flawless feasts for the cover of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
Lawrence resident, journalist to address James Beard Foundation on importance of trusting food sources
October 16, 2012
A Lawrence resident and environmental journalist is speaking at the renowned James Beard Foundation Food Conference this week.
Town Talk: Earthbound Trading Company set to open in Downtown Lawrence; talk of Kansas City’s Jazz restaurant to open locally; fire engines and a change in how the city spends its sales tax dollars
10:10 a.m., October 16, 2012 Updated 11:10 a.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
First Bell: School board seeks community input on bond proposal; Lawrence Memorial Central MS set for annual ‘Fun Run’
October 16, 2012
News and notes from schools in and around Douglas County.
Statehouse Live: Abrams announces run for Senate President
October 16, 2012
State Sen. Steve Abrams, R-Arkansas City, has announced that he will run for Senate President. In his announcement, Abrams noted that the outcome of the Republican Party primary in August put Senate leadership in the hands of conservatives.
No injuries reported during early morning blaze at apartment complex
08:03 a.m., October 16, 2012 Updated 01:39 p.m.
Firefighters responded Tuesday morning to a fire at the Southpointe Park Villas apartment complex in the 2200 block of West 26th Street, one block west of Iowa Street.
Heard on the Hill: Late Sen. Specter could have been a Jayhawk; two events for movie buffs; science, beer bring KU, K-State together
October 16, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Overlook KU? Not Sooners
October 16, 2012
Captain Optimistic could look at 10th-ranked Oklahoma’s schedule, see the Sooners’ match-up with Kansas University on Saturday is sandwiched between last week’s Red River Rivalry game against Texas and next week’s showdown with No. 5 Notre Dame and think, “Maybe OU will overlook the Jayhawks.”
25 years ago: Lawrence gets new police chief
October 16, 2012
Ron Olin, assistant police chief since early 1980, today was named Lawrence police chief.
40 years ago: KU band attacked by K-State students
October 16, 2012
“It wasn’t safe playing. They couldn’t duck and play at the same time.”
Veritas volleyball sweeps triangular
October 16, 2012
Veritas swept its triangular at Heritage Christian in Topeka on Monday, defeating Flint Hills Christian 25-4, 25-10 and Heritage Christian 25-19, 25-16.
KU golfer in 10th; team in seventh
October 16, 2012
Kansas University freshman Yupaporn Kawinpakorn shot a 1-under 71 and is tied for 10th after Monday’s first round of the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic at the Jimmie Austin Golf Club.
Letter: Tax benefits
October 16, 2012
Lawrence resident Joe Douglas explains what businesses would be considered “small businesses” under Gov. Brownback’s tax plan.
Letter: Common sense
October 16, 2012
While on my walk today, I noticed a Romney sign which said “Believe in America.” I thought to myself, how can someone believe in America and invest their own money overseas?
Letter: Important life
October 16, 2012
Thanks to Chad Lawhorn for solving the mystery of “where’s Leo Beuerman’s plaque?” In this reader’s opinion, Leo deserves more than a plaque. He has earned a place in our history.
Editorial: Looking forward
October 16, 2012
The legal battle over the South Lawrence Trafficway has been settled. It’s time to try to heal the wounds and move forward.
100 years ago: KU to begin ‘Homecoming’ tradition
October 16, 2012
“‘Homecomings’ are an established feature in some older universities and will hereafter be annual affairs at Kansas.”
Bermel leads FSHS at state golf
October 16, 2012
Emily Bermel shot a 90 to lead the Free State High contingent at the Class 6A state golf tournament on Monday at Rolling Hills Country Club.
Big 12 honors Kansas libero
October 16, 2012
Kansas University junior libero Brianne Riley was named Big 12 Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
Lions’ Grace Morgan sets pace for city at league CC
October 16, 2012
No one had a shot at catching Shawnee Mission West senior Alli Cash on Monday afternoon at the Sunflower League girls cross country race. But Lawrence High senior Grace Morgan saw her opportunity to become the league’s runner-up at Rim Rock Farm.
Opinion: Will Pakistan shooting spur change?
October 16, 2012
As 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai fights for life, I have a question: Will this atrocity finally push Pakistan’s military and ISI intelligence agency to reject the militancy that pervades the country? Will Pakistan’s leaders acknowledge they can’t fight certain Taliban groups while providing a haven for other groups that are useful tools against their archenemy, India?
Letter: Chinook heritage
October 16, 2012
Chris Stephens gave his life for this country. What better way to honor his memory than to grant his fellow Chinook federal recognition that was taken from them just a few short years before Ambassador Stephens was born?
High stakes meet low self-esteem on ‘Emily Owens’
October 16, 2012
The season after the departure of “House,” TV writers are trying to reinvent the medical mystery procedural and, along the way, find a doctor character as mixed up and complicated as Gregory House.
Horoscopes for Oct. 16
October 16, 2012
For Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012: This year you could be unusually self-indulgent, and you’ll love every moment. A sweet tooth, as well as partying, could be the source of some weight gain. If you are single, you will delight in the “dating game.” If you are attached, add more playful moments into your bond.