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Archive for Sunday, October 21, 2012

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2:00 a.m.
Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist unsnaps his helmet as he comes off the field during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Norman. 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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist unsnaps his helmet as he comes off the field during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Norman. 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.
10:00 a.m.

Crews work the scene of a head-on car accident on the 900 block of Maine Street on Sept. 7, 2012. Lawrence resident Justin Crawford, inlay, was behind the wheel of an SUV that crashed into a car carrying two women. Police reports from the accident say Crawford is suspected of being intoxicated; he has three other DUI convictions. Drunken drivers can pose risk after incidents
October 21, 2012
Despite new drunken driving laws, drunken drivers who cause serious injury accidents could continue to drive for another year, or longer, before a possible case against them moves through the court system. Is there any way to keep such drivers off the road in the meantime? By Shaun Hittle.
2:00 p.m.
Abby Pierron, left, shows a bike tour group a location in East Lawrence where the poet Langston Hughes once lived. Pierron, education and programs coordinator for the Watkins Museum of Community History, led the group on a tour of several East Lawrence landmarks Saturday. Bicycle tour highlights East Lawrence’s unique history
October 21, 2012
A bike tour through East Lawrence visited the area’s historically significant locations, such as the former residence of Langston Hughes. By Ian Cummings.
6:00 p.m.
Preparation for the homecoming bonfire, 1912. A century of homecoming: KU tradition over the years included Hobo Days, queens and celebrities
October 21, 2012
As they have for decades, a parade and a football game will lie at the heart of Kansas University’s homecoming celebration this week as it marks its 100th anniversary edition. But a queen, a bonfire, famous musical or comedy acts and students dressed as hobos? Nowhere to be found.

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Kansas’ Cardona falls in ITA quarters
October 21, 2012
Kansas University freshman Maria Jose Cardona fell in the quarterfinals of the main singles draw Sunday at the ITA Regional Tennis Championships.
Prep F Tyler Roberson visits KU
October 21, 2012
Tyler Roberson, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound senior basketball small forward from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic High School, completed his official recruiting visit to Kansas University on Sunday.
Kansas soccer ‘unlucky’ in loss
October 21, 2012
Unlucky is a term that often gets kicked around in soccer to describe why something went wrong. Following their Big 12 finale against Texas Tech — a 3-1 loss — Sunday afternoon at Jayhawk Soccer Complex, Kansas University’s players and coaches felt not just unlucky but also somewhat confused.
Quick study: Ben McLemore hit books — hard
October 21, 2012
Ben McLemore had a heart-to-heart talk with his mom, Sonya, in the summer of 2011 before beginning his academic and athletic career at Kansas University.
Opinion: In Friday’s City Football Showdown, size won’t matter
October 21, 2012
There’s the old saying, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Free State High brings more beef on the lines, but both the Firebirds and Lawrence High have a cadre of game-changing undersized players that could write the storyline of Friday’s city showdown, writes Tom Keegan.
Kansas Supreme Court to review 2 Douglas County murder cases this week
October 21, 2012
Two people convicted in murder cases in Douglas County will have appeals before the Kansas Supreme Court this week.
Dole remembers McGovern as humble, compassionate
October 21, 2012
Former U.S. Sen. and Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole said millions of children are able to eat thanks to the work of former U.S. Sen. George McGovern. By Associated Press
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce engages private sector
October 21, 2012
A new invitation-only committee called the Chamber’s Voice of Business Committee now has 50 active members. New Lawrence Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Greg Williams is confident that from that group of 50, he can pull together at a moment’s notice a pool of a dozen business advocates to attend and speak at any City Commission, County Commission or school board meeting that has an economic development-related issue.
New Common Core standards to reshape teaching
October 21, 2012
So far, 44 states, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories have adopted the Common Core standards, the result of an effort by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to establish a national model for reading and math that would better prepare students for college or the workplace. As Kansas prepares to implement the new standards, Lawrence teachers are getting a crash course. By Peter Hancock
Hopeful wants to ease rules for teaching
October 21, 2012
A Kansas man who operates an online tutoring service as “Mr. X, Mentor of Mathematics” is running for the State Board of Education in hopes of making it easier for professionals outside the public school system to become teachers. By John Hanna
Museum donation generates mystery
October 21, 2012
It’s been a few weeks since C.W. Parker Carousel Museum Director Jerry Reinhardt brought back to Leavenworth what was bound to be one of the facility’s most unique pieces — now if they can only figure out what it is. By Tim Linn
‘Healing to be had’ after fatal crash
Project started to promote compassion, prevent drunken driving accidents
October 21, 2012
The family of the young man killed by a drunken driver, the man responsible for his death, and a police officer have spent the last two years trying to heal and prevent such accidents in the future. By Shaun Hittle
KU football coach Charlie Weis expected to name starting QB on Tuesday
October 21, 2012
Saturday’s 52-7 loss at Oklahoma was painful for the Kansas University football team in a lot of ways, but it seems as if the Jayhawks came out of it one step closer to nailing down the identity of their starting quarterback. Who that is remains a mystery for now, but KU coach Charlie Weis said Sunday night that he expected to announce whether fifth-year senior Dayne Crist or red-shirt freshman Michael Cummings would start Saturday against Texas much earlier than he did a week ago.
Road work planned this week
October 21, 2012
City construction projects are now mapped at http://lawks.us/construction-map.
Free State, LHS bands honored at festival
October 21, 2012
Both Lawrence Free State High School and Lawrence High School took home honors at the Heartland of America Marching Festival at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Man arrested for Weaver’s Department Store burglary
October 21, 2012
Lawrence police arrested a Lawrence man for charges of burglary, theft and property damage after he was found with items from Weaver’s Department Store, 901 Massachusetts.
Driver hits pedestrian, flees
01:06 a.m., October 21, 2012 Updated 10:26 a.m.
Lawrence police are looking for the driver of a light-colored compact car after it hit a pedestrian near the intersection of 25th and Iowa streets and fled about 9:35 p.m.
Former Kansas prosecutor claims no memory of Scout abuse case
October 21, 2012
A former Kansas county attorney claimed he had no memory of a 1961 letter in which he declined to prosecute two Boy Scout leaders even though the men had confessed to molesting numerous Scouts in their care.
Drunken drivers can pose risk after incidents
Suspects allowed behind wheel while awaiting charges
October 21, 2012
Despite new drunken driving laws, drunken drivers who cause serious injury accidents could continue to drive for another year, or longer, before a possible case against them moves through the court system. Is there any way to keep such drivers off the road in the meantime? By Shaun Hittle.
Bicycle tour highlights East Lawrence’s unique history
October 21, 2012
A bike tour through East Lawrence visited the area’s historically significant locations, such as the former residence of Langston Hughes. By Ian Cummings.
A century of homecoming: KU tradition over the years included Hobo Days, queens and celebrities
October 21, 2012
As they have for decades, a parade and a football game will lie at the heart of Kansas University’s homecoming celebration this week as it marks its 100th anniversary edition. But a queen, a bonfire, famous musical or comedy acts and students dressed as hobos? Nowhere to be found.
Kids Voting seeks help at polling sites
October 21, 2012
While state and county election workers across the country are gearing up for the official election Nov. 6, organizers of the Douglas County Kids Voting USA project are almost set to go. Nearly 10,000 ballots have been printed in anticipation of a heavy turnout. They even have a large supply of ballot boxes that have been retired by the Douglas County clerk’s office.
Lions’ Morgan regional champ; FSHS boys to state cross country
October 21, 2012
Lawrence High’s Grace Morgan won an individual regional championship and, along with the Free State boys cross country team and three other city athletes, qualified for the state meet at a Class 6A regional on Saturday at Lone Elm Park.
Off the Beaten Plate: Seafood Elite at Minsky’s Pizza
October 21, 2012
Seafood pizza is not-so-unusual fare in Europe. By Sara Shepherd.
25 years ago: Truck route proposed for East Hills access
October 21, 2012
A proposal for a road linking Lawrence’s downtown with the East Hills Business Park was gaining some attention.
40 years ago: Local duck hunters adjust to new rules
October 21, 2012
The season was now to be based upon a point system.
100 years ago: With fortune sewn into his coat, Indiana man relocates to Lawrence
October 21, 2012
“The discovery was made when the man was about to pay for some property that he has purchased here.”
Letter: Happy gesture
October 21, 2012
An amazing experience happened to me Wednesday! After a problem-filled day, I went to Dillons on 23rd Street. I saw a couple picking out pumpkins for Halloween. We discussed the holiday and how beautiful the pumpkins were this year. When I came out of Dillons, to my surprise there was a pumpkin by my car. The note said “Happy Halloween! Have a pumpkin on us!”
Editorial: Narrow focus
October 21, 2012
Before committing to a huge school bond issue, the Lawrence school board needs to at least consider options that include consolidating schools.
Letter: Individual rights
October 21, 2012
After listening to the vice president during the debate, I thought I may have heard a couple themes of his that he has touched on in the past. In 2008 Mr. Biden said: “For too long in this society we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over the common community.”
Letter: Renter help
October 21, 2012
Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI) staff was sorry to read the article Oct. 13 about the city condemning Court 26 Apartments, causing 13 renters to be evicted. The city had no choice once code enforcement officers determined the extent of neglect by the landlord. But renters always have a choice. Since 1972, HCCI has been counseling renters, landlords and property managers about their rights and responsibilities as defined by the Kansas Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Fair Housing law, and city code. HCCI’s Rental Housing Counseling service is free for both renters and landlords and is sponsored in part by grants to HCCI from the City of Lawrence, HUD, and private donations.
Behind the Lens: Photographers explain why they choose black and white
October 21, 2012
I invited area photographers to submit some of their favorite black-and-white images for this week’s column and photo gallery. I asked, Why use black and white?
Raven to host trio of award-winning writers
October 21, 2012
The Raven Book Store’s next Big Tent Event: Stories and Poems in Three Acts is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the bookstore, 6 E. Seventh St. This month’s event will feature Hadara Bar-Nadav, Kij Johnson and Richard Robbins.
Flint Hills exhibit includes local artist’s work
October 21, 2012
Work by Lawrence artist Betsy Forcade is included in a special Flint Hills-inspired exhibit at the Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main St. in Kansas City, Mo.
Lawrence ArtWalk to feature works from over 20 artists
October 21, 2012
From photography to ceramics and everything in between, the 18th annual Lawrence ArtWalk will feature more than 20 area artists displaying their work during next weekend’s two-day affair.
KU Alumni Band to celebrate homecoming
October 21, 2012
The Kansas University Alumni Band is gearing up to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of homecoming at KU.
KU Symphony to perform Halloween concert
October 21, 2012
It’s a costume party and symphony in one — the Kansas University Symphony Orchestra will perform Friday at the Lied Center, and even the musicians will be in costume.
Lions, Firebirds volleyball fall at sub-state
October 21, 2012
Lawrence High’s volleyball season ended with a 25-9, 25-13 loss to host Gardner-Edgerton in the first round of a Class 6A sub-state on Saturday.
Seabury volleyball falls in sub-state semis
October 21, 2012
Bishop Seabury Academy fell to Oswego in the semifinals of a Class 2A volleyball sub-state tournament Saturday.
LHS, FSHS soccer regional seeds set
October 21, 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.
Trubica wins singles draw at KU Invitational
October 21, 2012
Kansas University freshman tennis player Anastasija Trubica won two matches to top Singles Draw C on Saturday at the KU Invitational at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
KU’s Cardona advances to quarterfinals at ITA tennis regional
October 21, 2012
Kansas University’s only remaining representative at the ITA Regional Championships, freshman Maria Jose Cardona, advanced to the quarterfinals on Saturday at Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
KU volleyball tops TCU, 3-1
October 21, 2012
The Kansas University volleyball team extended its school-record home winning streak to 12 matches with a four-set victory over TCU on Saturday at Horejsi Center.
Seabury girls team advances to state cross country
October 21, 2012
The Bishop Seabury Academy girls cross country team earned a trip to the Class 2A state meet with a runner-up finish Saturday at the Burlington regional.
Warehouse Arts District draws artists looking for space to create, display works
October 21, 2012
At the new Warehouse Arts District development in East Lawrence, artists are putting their creativity to work in the vast, raw spaces.
KU swimmers fall to Minnesota
October 21, 2012
Kansas University’s swim team fell to Minnesota, 179-119, in the Jayhawks’ first home meet of the year on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
Opinion: U.S. needs dose of financial reality
October 21, 2012 in print edition on A9
Elections supposedly prevent convulsions, serving as safety valves that vent social pressures and enable course corrections. November’s election will either be a prelude to a convulsion or the beginning of a turn away from one.
Short-handed FSHS settles for second at state
October 21, 2012
Free State High senior Jackie Zaitz spent all Saturday at Lawrence High wearing a walking boot that supported her right ankle. Instead of showing off her all-around skills at the state gymnastics meet, she jotted down scores, walked around gingerly and watched her Firebirds teammates chase a second consecutive state title without her.
Horoscopes for Oct. 21
October 21, 2012
For Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012: This year many doors open for you in various segments of your life. You have a mind that can stretch far and identify with many people. If you are single, the person you attract who responds to these mixed signals might not be your choice for a partner in the long run. If you are attached, try to be more authentic, and your relationship will benefit.