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Archive for Saturday, October 20, 2012

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1:12 a.m.
Free State's Joe Dineen drags Leavenworth defensive back Juwan Potts (5) and linebacker Jordan Settles (8) into the end zone for a touchdown during their game Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at Leavenworth. Free State routs Pioneers, sets sights on LHS
October 20, 2012
Free State (7-1 overall, 2-0 District 1) dismantled Leavenworth (3-5, 0-2) on the same night Lawrence (7-1, 2-0) produced a similar outcome at Kansas City (Kan.) Wyandotte (5-3, 0-2), clinching the district’s playoff spots for the city’s two Class 6A programs. By Benton Smith
6:00 a.m.
Henrietta Olson, a resident at Medicalodges, Eudora, will turn 108 Monday Oct. 22, 2012, and celebrate with family members this Sunday. Olson, who enjoys bingo, music and reading the newspaper, was asked what she would like for her birthday and responded laughing, "I guess I'd like a horse." Eudora resident celebrating 108th year
October 19, 2012
Henrietta Olson, who will be celebrating her 108th birthday, recalls memories from her many years. By Angelique McNaughton.
10:00 a.m.
The Lawrence Board of Realtors released it numbers for home sales through September, and the city is on pace to see 2012 totals top 2011 sales by 25 percent. Lawrence real estate market called one of hottest in the state
October 19, 2012
Stanley Longhofer, director of Wichita State’s Center for Real Estate, told members of the Lawrence Board of Realtors on Friday that he now sees Lawrence as one of the hottest real estate markets in the state, after it appears to have put a rough 2011 behind it. By Chad Lawhorn
2:00 p.m.
Kansas running back James Sims runs up the sideline past Oklahoma State safety Daytawion Lowe during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Memorial Stadium. All eyes on James Sims: Kansas RB making up for lost time
October 20, 2012
Many players in James Sims’ position would have entered the 2012 season on cruise control, ready to reap the benefits of leading the Kansas University football team in rushing as a freshman and sophomore, eager to soak up the special treatment that comes with being one of the team’s top players. Not Sims. By Matt Tait.
10:00 p.m.
Delores Kaczor, of Lawrence, left, buys groceries Wednesday at Checkers, 2300 Louisiana, as cashier Betty Grems, tallies the total. Kansans pay more sales tax on groceries than everyone in the country except residents of Mississippi. Kansas sales tax on groceries is unpopular but untouchable
October 20, 2012
Kansas’ 6.3 cents-per-dollar sales tax on food is the second highest in the nation, trailing only Mississippi at 7 cents per dollar. By Scott Rothschild

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Sooners thought KU would be ‘formidable opponent’
October 20, 2012
Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops scoffed when asked if his team spent any extra time earlier in the week looking at film of its next opponent, No. 5 Notre Dame.
Everything falls into place for festival
October 20, 2012
‘Wonderful’ weather, activities draws large crowd to Baldwin City Maple Leaf Festival.
KU notebook: Michael Cummings makes first start
October 20, 2012
Red-shirt freshman quarterback Michael Cummings made the first start of his career on Saturday, and even though his squad wound up on the wrong end of a 52-7 drubbing by the 10th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners, Cummings managed to crack a smile when talking about his debut.
Opinion: It’s time for Charlie Weis to move on from Dayne Crist
October 20, 2012
It takes quite a while for a man who weighs 309 pounds to pick up a football and run 45 yards with it, which only served to prolong the pain of everyone on the opposite sideline watching the play that ended an unforgettable mini-series featuring Charlie Weis and Dayne Crist.
Playing two quarterbacks doubles the troubles for KU football in 52-7 loss to Oklahoma
October 20, 2012
If you had to pick one series to recap the failed experiment that was Kansas University’s two-quarterback approach on Saturday night against No. 10 Oklahoma, the only option came late in the first quarter of the Sooners’ 52-7 domination of the Jayhawks at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
Around and about in local business
October 20, 2012
Local business news for the week ending October 19, 2012.
Kansas sales tax on groceries is unpopular but untouchable
October 20, 2012
Kansas’ 6.3 cents-per-dollar sales tax on food is the second highest in the nation, trailing only Mississippi at 7 cents per dollar. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence soccer to host playoff opener
Free State opens on road
October 20, 2012
After a 10-5-1 regular season, Lawrence High’s boys soccer team enters the postseason as the No. 3 seed in Class 6A’s Central Regional 2 bracket.
Free State eyes repeat at state gymnastics meet
October 20, 2012
When the state gymnastics meet begins at noon today at Lawrence High, neither the Lions nor defending state champion Free State will be at full strength.
Douglas County Arts Caravan on the move
Percolator brings artists, creativity to smaller communities
October 20, 2012
Looking to infuse rural areas with the art and community spirit for which its Rhode Island Street alleyway home is known, the Percolator Artspace is taking its show on the road. By Sara Shepherd
Firefighters extinguish controlled burn of mobile homes
October 20, 2012
Firefighters from Wakarusa, Eudora, Palmyra and Willow Springs Townships spent four hours Friday night extinguishing a controlled burn of dilapidated mobile homes near the intersection of N 1100 and E 1600 Roads, close to the town of Sibleyville.
Eudora football routs Ottawa, 50-6
October 20, 2012
Andrew Ballock, Markis Hill and Gabe Cleveland each ran for two touchdowns, and Eudora improved to 7-1 with a victory over Ottawa.
Resident reports attempted burglary
October 20, 2012
A resident in the 1000 block of West 29th Street reported that a suspect attempted to enter a home shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday, Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley said.
All eyes on James Sims: Kansas RB making up for lost time
October 20, 2012
Many players in James Sims’ position would have entered the 2012 season on cruise control, ready to reap the benefits of leading the Kansas University football team in rushing as a freshman and sophomore, eager to soak up the special treatment that comes with being one of the team’s top players. Not Sims. By Matt Tait.
25 years ago: Heating bills to decrease slightly this year
October 20, 2012
The price of natural gas had dropped.
40 years ago: Nichols no longer ‘acting’ chancellor, but stlll temporary
October 20, 2012
The search for a permanent replacement still continued.
100 years ago: Former resident charged with ‘most horrible crime’
October 20, 2012
“He is accused of having committed a statutory offense against a child only ten years of age.”
Free State routs Pioneers, sets sights on LHS
October 20, 2012
Free State (7-1 overall, 2-0 District 1) dismantled Leavenworth (3-5, 0-2) on the same night Lawrence (7-1, 2-0) produced a similar outcome at Kansas City (Kan.) Wyandotte (5-3, 0-2), clinching the district’s playoff spots for the city’s two Class 6A programs. By Benton Smith
Cardona lone Jayhawk left at ITA regional tennis championship
October 20, 2012
Kansas University’s Maria Jose Cardona picked up two wins in her first singles action to stay alive at the ITA Regional tennis championships on Friday at the University of Tulsa.
Sub-state volleyball on tap
October 20, 2012
City rivals Lawrence High and Free State play in two different sub-state volleyball brackets today at Gardner, and have two very different challenges on their hands.
Veritas volleyball runs streak to 18
October 20, 2012
Veritas Christian ran its volleyball winning streak to 18 matches Thursday with a Senior Night victory over Manhattan CHIEF.
Veritas football falls to St. Mary’s, 66-48
October 20, 2012
Caleb Holland scored four touchdowns, and Andrew Harvey gained 133 yards on 24 carries, but Veritas Christian fell to St. Mary’s Academy, 66-48, in high school football Friday night.
LHS pummels Wyandotte
October 20, 2012
Lawrence High gained 277 first-half yards and cruised to a 57-16 Class 6A district football rout at Kansas City (Kan.) Wyandotte on Friday night.
Opinion: FSHS football ‘meshing’ at right time
October 20, 2012
Free State’s defense in the first half of a 47-14 football victory against Leavenworth thoroughly suffocated the Pioneers, who had negative-12 yards and just one first down in the first two quarters on a cold Friday night. By Tom Keegan.
KU wary of ‘Belldozer’
October 20, 2012
While Kansas University’s football team has begun to look to red-shirt freshman quarterback Michael Cummings to bring a different — read: more mobile — look to the Jayhawks’ offense, what Cummings does on the field pales in comparison to what the Sooners get from their change-of-pace quarterback, Wichita native Blake Bell. By Matt Tait.
Pay-for-play among Bill Self talk topics
October 20, 2012
Bill Self, who is beginning his 20th season as a college basketball head coach and his 10th at Kansas University, has modified his position regarding certain issues throughout the years.
Jayhawk doubles tennis team advances to semis of KU Invitational
October 20, 2012
The Kansas University doubles tennis team of Claire Dreyer and Anastasija Trubica won two matches on Friday to advance to the semifinal round of the KU Invitational at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Simons’ Saturday Column: State’s largest universities need own governing board
October 20, 2012
Earlier this week, Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz reiterated his desire or goal to lift his university into the ranks of the top 50 public research universities by 2025.
Letter: Accountability
October 20, 2012
Incumbent politicians from both sides of the aisle have done and continue to do great harm to our nation. They remain in power because of an apathetic electorate that has not held them responsible for their actions. Regardless of our political affiliation, there is nothing patriotic about supporting any candidate that imposes laws on the American people while exempting themselves from these same laws. We cannot allow our democracy to be replaced by aristocratic form of government.
Letter: School input
October 20, 2012
Hats off to Gould Evans Associates, Dr. Doll, and other USD 497 leaders.
Letter: Climate concern
October 20, 2012
The weather is a favorite topic for small talk among Kansans, yet when it comes to talking about the larger, long-term implications of the weather — that is, climate change — many of our leaders and elected officials are silent. In fact, the topic has been off the radar during the presidential debates so far, despite its critical importance to everything from the economy to health to national security.
Opinion: U.S. must team with Syria opposition
October 20, 2012 in print edition on A8
Left on its current course, America’s sensibly cautious policy toward Syria is unfortunately going to come to an unhappy end: The jihadist wing of the opposition will just get stronger, and gain more power to shape Syria’s future.
Faith Forum: Should you vote for a candidate even if he or she does not share your religion?
October 20, 2012
Kent Winters-Hazelton and Charles Gruber answer.
Around and About for Oct. 20, 2012
October 20, 2012
Air Force Airman William A. Butrum graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Kansas-Oklahoma tale of the tape
October 20, 2012
A unit-by-unit look at the Kansas-Oklahoma football game
Horoscopes for Oct. 20
October 20, 2012
For Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012: This year much of your focus is on the quality of your life. You might be overserious at times, especially in the first few months of this birthday year. If you are single, you will meet someone when you least expect it. If you are attached, as a couple you make it a priority to work on building security.