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Kansas State vs. Kansas volleyball Seabury football vs. KSD Big 12 Media Day Behind Lens - Choosing black and white Lawrence High volleyball vs. St. James Free State soccer falls to SMNW
Should Sporting Kansas City consider changing the name of Livestrong Sporting Park in the wake of the scandal surrounding Lance Armstrong?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 682
Who do you think won last night's presidential debate?

Poll results

Response Percent
President Barack Obama
Republican nominee Mitt Romney
It was a draw
Total 1185

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama exchange views during the second presidential debate Tuesday at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. 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.
10:00 a.m.
Gay Belcher hugs Lawrence police officer Tracy Russell, whose quick action helped save Belcher’s life when she needed CPR. The two attended Tuesday’s Valor Public Safety Awards presentation at the Lied Center. 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.
12:00 p.m.
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Douglas County Commission candidate Frank Male chats on
October 17, 2012
4:00 p.m.
The four Kansas seniors from left, Elijah Johnson, Kevin Young, Jeff Withey and Travis Releford joke around before taking their places at the interview table during Big 12 Media Day on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Coaches and players representing each school in the conference were available for interviews. KU ranked No. 7 in first USA Today coaches poll and other Big 12 Media Day notes
1:36 p.m., October 17, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas men’s basketball team is ranked No. 7 in the preseason USA Today coaches poll released Wednesday. Two other Big 12 schools made the top 25: Baylor at No. 18 and Texas at No. 25. Missouri was picked No. 17.
8:00 p.m.
Topeka activist Sonny Scroggins, right, formally launched an effort Wednesday to recall Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. He said Kobach has been "derelict in his duties." State law makes it difficult to recall officials. Kansas activist launches effort to recall Kobach
October 17, 2012
A Topeka activist formally launched an effort Wednesday to recall Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, but state law creates huge hurdles to forcing an election.

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21st-ranked KU volleyball team takes care of No. 14 Kansas State in four sets
10:00 p.m., October 17, 2012 Updated 11:55 p.m.
If Kansas University’s volleyball team felt as if it gave away Wednesday’s first set against archrival and 14th-ranked Kansas State, the Jayhawks sure made up for it in the next three. After responding to the disappointment of letting two set points escape them in the opener, the 21st-ranked Jayhawks dominated Set 2, ground out Set 3 and closed out a convincing victory against the Wildcats, 26-28, 25-15, 28-26 and 25-20, at Horejsi Center.
Parents, staff offer thoughts on improvements to Pinckney School
October 17, 2012
Parents, teachers and neighborhood residents of Pinckney School asked questions and offered some observations about how best to upgrade the school if Lawrence voters approve a bond issue next spring.
Three to receive honorary degrees from KU
October 17, 2012
Kansas University will grant honorary degrees at the 2013 Commencement to a world-renowned dancer, an acclaimed artist and a leader in sustainable agriculture.
Plans advance for School of Business building, `Rules of Basket Ball’ museum, razing McCollum
October 17, 2012
Higher education officials on Wednesday endorsed two major building projects totaling more than $83 million on the Kansas University campus, and the destruction of a residence hall.
Kansas activist launches effort to recall Kobach
October 17, 2012
A Topeka activist formally launched an effort Wednesday to recall Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, but state law creates huge hurdles to forcing an election.
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, domestic battery and criminal damage
October 17, 2012
A 19-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of kidnapping, domestic battery and criminal damage, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log.
Brownback urges Kansans to report school inefficiencies
October 17, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback is asking Kansans to report examples of inefficiencies with the state’s public school system.
Black Jack Battlefield designated as National Historic Landmark
October 17, 2012
America, meet the Battle of Black Jack. Leaders with the National Park Service on Wednesday announced the Black Jack Battlefield just east of Baldwin City had been designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Kansas State Board of Education to change how students test scores are reported
October 17, 2012
The Kansas State Board of Education agreed Wednesday to change the way statewide data about student test scores are reported, making it harder to track trends over time, especially for minority and low-income students.
Lawrence apartment fire caused by unattended cooking, leads to $175,000 in damage
October 17, 2012
A Tuesday morning fire at a Lawrence apartment complex was caused by “unattended cooking” and led to $175,000 in damages, according to a news release issued by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical.
KU ranked No. 7 in first USA Today coaches poll and other Big 12 Media Day notes
01:36 p.m., October 17, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas men’s basketball team is ranked No. 7 in the preseason USA Today coaches poll released Wednesday. Two other Big 12 schools made the top 25: Baylor at No. 18 and Texas at No. 25. Missouri was picked No. 17.
KU to get larger refund from federal government
October 17, 2012
Kansas University got some good news from the Internal Revenue Service. The school had earlier estimated that it would receive a refund of approximately $15 million in FICA taxes plus interest paid on medical residents.
Town Talk: O’Reilly Auto Parts to open Sixth and Kasold store by mid-November; dry cleaning business expands west; Lone Star Lake E. Coli levels rise; Baldwin working to keep Maple Leaf route clear
October 17, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
State: Election portals at DMV officers delayed
October 17, 2012
State officials say a new system that would help residents to register to vote at motor vehicle offices won’t be operating by January, when a new proof-of-citizenship law starts.
Statehouse Live: Obama alludes to Kobach in debate with Romney
October 17, 2012
President Barack Obama didn’t mention Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach by name in last night’s presidential debate, but Obama alluded to Kobach, and not in a positive way.
Free State football drops to No. 2
October 17, 2012
Despite a 43-point home victory over Kansas City, Kan., Wyandotte on Friday, Free State High’s football team lost its No. 1 spot in the latest Class 6A Kansas Football Media Poll rankings, released on Wednesday.
Federal appeals court: Town can limit funeral protests
Ordinance in response to Westboro Baptist Church activities
October 17, 2012
A St. Louis suburb can enforce a funeral protest ordinance aimed at preventing picketing by an anti-gay Kansas church, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Heard on the Hill: Gold medalist Dixon named homecoming grand marshal, and we want your homecoming stories; Forbes examines KU physicist’s mass-extinction theory
October 17, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
KU women’s golf fifth in Oklahoma
October 17, 2012
Kansas University women’s golf moved into fifth place after two rounds of the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club on Tuesday.
Lions soccer loses 3-2 at SM West
October 17, 2012
Justin Riley and Nick Andrews scored for Lawrence High’s boys soccer team in a 3-2 loss Tuesday night to Shawnee Mission West.
Lawrence High volleyball loses two on Senior Night
October 17, 2012
Lawrence High volleyball lost its final two home matches of the regular season on Senior Night at LHS. The Lions fell to St. James, 25-10, 25-20, and lost to Blue Valley North, 25-12, 25-15.
Free State volleyball sweeps Topeka tri
October 17, 2012
Free State volleyball swept its matches on Tuesday at the Topeka High triangular, and will go into Thursday’s home showdown against Lawrence High with a 27-10 record. The Firebirds defeated Blue Valley West, 25-17, 25-10, and host Topeka High, 27-25, 25-14.
25 years ago: Thousands of open wells still a danger in Kansas, officials say
October 17, 2012
They were often simply covered with wooden planks.
40 years ago: Record crowd expected for KU-Nebraska game
October 17, 2012
KU officials were expecting a record crowd of 52,000 football fans on Saturday.
100 years ago: Gas explosion destroys Lawrence home
October 17, 2012
“The accident was due entirely to a leaky fixture.”
Letter: Term limits
October 17, 2012
Oglesby explains why he believes that senators and congressmen/women from Kansas do not deserve to be re-elected.
Letter: Unbelievable
October 17, 2012
Does anyone believe anything that our current administration is telling us? When held accountable by anyone, this administration has pointed the finger at anyone and anything but themselves.
First Bell: Science standards scrutinized; State board airs concerns about teacher evaluations
October 17, 2012
News and notes about schools and education issues.
Editorial: Armored and ready
October 17, 2012
Let’s hope the city police department never finds a pressing need for the armored car it apparently soon will own.
Opinion: Specter was independent survivor
October 17, 2012
This week, the Senate will pause to mark the passing of one who in every sense of the word was one of its own: Arlen Specter, veteran of five terms, dead this week at 82. What senators do when they are alive matters and Specter, never adored but never ignored, accomplished far more than most.
Seabury doubles team 3rd at state tennis
October 17, 2012
The Seabury girls tennis doubles team of Alicia Cotsoradis and Raquel Dominguez placed third at the Class 3-2-1A state tournament on Monday in Hutchinson.
LHS’ Wright 30th at 6A state golf
October 17, 2012
Lawrence High senior Anna Wright finished her golf career Monday at the Class 6A state tournament with a round of 90, giving her a 30th-place finish in the 91-player field.
Lange makes a habit of ‘American Horror Story’
October 17, 2012
Lock the door and turn out the lights. Halloween is coming and “American Horror Story” (9 p.m., FX) is back. Last season’s most audaciously frightening series returns in a whole new setting, with some members of the cast now in entirely different roles.
Team, not times, matter for FSHS runner Sarah Schaffer
October 17, 2012
No matter where Free State High’s girls cross country team goes to compete, the coaches, runners and spectators from all the other schools seem to know the Firebirds’ most popular runner, Sarah Schaffer.
ESPN: KU hoops has No. 2 recruiting class for 2013
October 17, 2012
Kansas University’s men’s basketball recruiting Class of 2013 is currently ranked No. 2 in the country by
Crennel: Chiefs QBs will rotate for now
October 17, 2012
Duck, Kansas City: A nasty quarterback controversy may be headed your way.
Horoscopes for Oct. 17
October 17, 2012
For Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012: This year you’ll be able to make a long-term dream a reality. You might consider writing down your dreams, as that also could lead you to what you want. If you are single, you could meet someone in your day-to-day travels. If you are attached, the two of you like to spend time indulging in a favorite pastime or two.