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Bring it on: At long last, LHS-FSHS battle nears
October 22, 2012
Finally. City Showdown football week has arrived in Lawrence.
Opinion: Big 3 — Klein, Snyder, Self — help Kansas save face
October 22, 2012
Just when you start to get paranoid that some parts of the country view us as oddballs, college sports figures ride to the rescue.
Analysis: Obama, on the attack, finds subdued Romney
October 22, 2012
President Barack Obama came ready Monday for a fighting finish, deriding Mitt Romney as reckless and overmatched in world affairs. Instead he found a subdued challenger who was eager to agree and determined to show he was not a warmonger.
KU volleyball honored again
October 22, 2012
Two Kansas University volleyball players were named Big 12 players of the week, and the Jayhawks ascended to unprecedented heights in the national rankings and NCAA RPI projections.
Kansas’ Chris Gilbert tied for golf lead
October 22, 2012
Chris Gilbert fired consecutive rounds of 3-under 68 to match Blake Biddle of UNLV for the tournament lead, and Kansas University’s men’s golf shot a combined 570 to sit in fifth place after two rounds of the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate on Monday at New Mexico State Golf Course.
LHS soccer likes its draw
Lions to host Topeka tonight; Free State hits road to face Manhattan
October 22, 2012
Even before the revealing of the Class 6A Central Regional soccer brackets, Lawrence High coach Mike Murphy felt good about his team’s potential draw.
Bill Self pleased with Jayhawks’ progress
October 22, 2012
Overall, Bill Self likes what he’s seen at practice 10 days into the 2012-13 college basketball season.
Chiefs to start Brady Quinn at QB
October 22, 2012
The new starting quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs is a former first-round draft pick on a one-year deal whose career thus far has been a disappointment.
Man run over by vehicle; alcohol suspected factor
October 22, 2012
Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in an incident early Friday morning in which a Lawrence man was run over by a vehicle. By Shaun Hittle
Victim, suspect in shotgun incident identified
October 22, 2012
Police have identified the victim and suspect involved in a shotgun-wielding incident Thursday at Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway. By Shaun Hittle
Officials to celebrate Kansas Food Day
October 22, 2012
Kansas Food Day takes place this week, and state Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman will spend part of it touring the garden, orchard and culinary arts facility at a high school.
Fact check: Flunking geography, history in final presidential debate
10:04 p.m., October 22, 2012 Updated 10:26 a.m.
Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night before their last super-sized audience of the campaign. A few of their detours into domestic issues were problematic too.
2 men arrested in Ottawa after pursuit
October 22, 2012
A 28-year-old Overland Park man and a 51-year-old Paola man were arrested Sunday evening on various charges following a theft and police pursuit that began at the Ottawa Walmart, 2101 S. Princeton St. By Shaun Hittle
Obama and Romney face off on foreign policy in final debate
09:38 p.m., October 22, 2012 Updated 10:06 p.m.
Despite the final presidential debate’s stated focus on foreign affairs, time after time President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney turned the discussion back to the slowly recovering U.S. economy, which polls show is the No. 1 issue for most voters.
Man found guilty of five charges in 2000 kidnapping, sexual assault of Ottawa teen
October 22, 2012
A Franklin County jury on Monday — for the second time — found a former federal inmate and cross-country truck driver guilty of five charges stemming from the February 2000 kidnapping and sexual assault of an Ottawa teenager. By Shaun Hittle
Kansas, Texas football bemoan plight of rebuilding
October 22, 2012
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis and Texas coach Mack Brown seem to have different views about what constitutes rebuilding.
Jayhawks land commitment from Mississippi juco defensive tackle
October 22, 2012
Tedarian Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive tackle from Hinds Community College in Mississippi, orally committed to KU on Monday, according to JayhawkSlant.com. Johnson, a juco teammate of current KU commitment Andrew Bolton, a 6-3, 280-pound defensive end, becomes the 11th member of the Class of 2013 to pledge his services to the Jayhawks.
Longtime Indian activist Russell Means dies at 72
October 22, 2012
Russell Means, who died Monday from throat cancer at age 72, spent a lifetime as a modern American Indian warrior. He railed against broken treaties, fought for the return of stolen land and even took up arms against the federal government. By Dirk Lammers and Kristi Eaton
Statehouse Live: Democrats launch school funding website to counter Brownback’s
October 22, 2012
Democrats providing a counter website to get input on how schools have been impacted by budget cuts. By Scott Rothschild
KU-Baylor to kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 3
October 22, 2012
The Kansas football team’s road game against Baylor on Nov. 3 will kick off at 2:30 p.m., the Big 12 conference announced Monday.
Former Navy lawyer who disseminated classified information about Guantanamo Bay goes before Kansas Supreme Court to win back law license
October 22, 2012
A former Navy lawyer who was convicted during a court martial in 2007 for mailing secret information about Guantanamo Bay detainees is seeking to get his law license reinstated in Kansas. By John Milburn
Town Talk: Esquina to close in downtown Lawrence, St. Louis-style Italian restaurant to take its place; City Hall to pay company’s moving expenses; tougher tow regulations on tap for Lawrence
October 22, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County. By Chad Lawhorn
How to help: Holiday Bureau making a list of seasonal helpers
October 22, 2012
The Douglas County Holiday Bureau is in need of volunteers to provide intake support at agencies that offer holiday assistance to community members. ECKAN, Penn House and Salvation Army will be taking applications for holiday assistance from Nov. 5 to Nov. 15 this year.
Heard on the Hill: KU professor talks election betting markets on NPR; ‘Moneyball for politics’ writer speaking Tuesday; honorary degree recipient has many KU family connections
October 22, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University. By Matt Erickson
First Bell: Football rivalry raises money for breast cancer
October 22, 2012
News and notes about local schools and education.
River City Jules: Costume doesn’t add up
October 22, 2012
While trying to come up with a costume for Halloween this year, my sister had a recommendation. “Why don’t you go as Three-Four-Three?” she offered with a smirk. I had hoped she would forget by now …
25 years ago: Fire displaces rural Douglas County family
October 22, 2012
A wood stove had apparently started the fire.
40 years ago: Stray Shetland pony ends up at animal shelter
October 22, 2012
The pony had been caught in the High Chaparral area in southeast Lawrence.
Tune In Tonight: Candidates meet for final debate
October 22, 2012
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney meet in the third and final presidential debate (8 p.m., ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, CNBC). Longtime CBS anchor and correspondent Bob Schieffer moderates from Boca Raton, Fla.
Marriages
October 22, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending October 19, 2012.
100 years ago: KU students ‘flunk out’ on current-events quiz
October 22, 2012
“Many of the students were unable to name the candidates for Vice President in the United States….”
Editorial: Discouraging number
It’s sad to see voter registration in Douglas County going down.
October 22, 2012
Despite the fact that the nation faces a pivotal presidential election along with many important state and local races, the county’s voter registration now is about 7 percent below the number in 2008, the last presidential election year. As of last week, the county had 78,402 registered voters, compared with 84,440 in 2008. County Clerk Jamie Shew said additional registrations that are mailed in or forwarded from the Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles this week will cause that number to rise by maybe 1,000, but it still will be well below four years ago.
Divorces
October 22, 2012
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending October 19, 2012.
Lawrence Laundry: Fall of the blazer
October 22, 2012
Try making the transition from tank top to trench coat a bit less drastic by incorporating a blazer, one of this season’s top trends, into your fall outfit.
Fix-It Chick: Eradicate fruit flies
October 22, 2012
Fruit flies are relatively harmless pests, but with a 10-day life cycle and the ability to produce 500 eggs in a lifetime, it doesn’t take long for these pests to reach epidemic proportions. Prevention and elimination are key to controlling fruit fly populations.
As I See Fit: Open mouth, insert food
October 22, 2012
I’ve never been able to fully conquer that “change of seasons” metabolic seesaw. It seems as though just when it becomes truly beautiful outside and just as so many activities really begin to pick up, my energy levels plummet. And that is not a good thing, my friends, because, like many of you, I have way too much to do to allow fatigue to knock me off my game! But there are several ways to make sure that you feel strong, healthy and energized right now, without having to step back and wait for a new month to begin. Because that is definitely not a good thing.
Double Take: Balance interests, job market when choosing major
October 22, 2012
Considering post-secondary education as little more than an ATM absolutely detracts from the greater and permanent good it can do for each young person it touches. But likewise, treating it only as a path to self-actualization (or worse, a path to the ultimate party) misses the point every bit as much. Instead, late teens must strike a balance between what fulfills them intellectually, spiritually and emotionally, and what will yield a real paycheck.
Opinion: Musical explores evangelist’s story
October 22, 2012 in print edition on A8
The hottest ticket on Broadway continues to be “The Book of Mormon,” a musical that pokes fun at the Mormon faith in particular and Christianity in general. It is also full of profanity and blasphemy. If there was a show called “The Book of Muhammad,” the Eugene O’Neill Theatre probably would have been burned down by now. New Yorkers are selective when picking their targets.
Opinion: Serious foreign policy debate needed
October 22, 2012 in print edition on A8
If you’re still hoping for a serious foreign-policy debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama, your last chance is tonight, when the candidates will focus on global issues.
First Bell: Willard named to national board; teacher preparation standards; bus driver appreciation; after-school programs;
October 22, 2012
News and notes about schools and education.
Bankruptcies
October 22, 2012
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Jack-o’-lantern alternatives: Pumpkin decorating tutorials
October 22, 2012
For a cleaner and longer-lasting alternative to jack-o’-lanterns, there are endless no-carve options, from basic to blingy. Go! scoured Pinterest boards and magazine websites and picked a few of our favorite ideas to make and share.
Ghost tours hunt Lawrence spectres
October 22, 2012
Spirit-seekers can try a ghost tour or attend a seminar to learn about Lawrence’s ghosts.
Lawrence Locales: Some spooked by downtown fire station
October 22, 2012
Firefighters are known for their courage and tolerance. They pretty much have to have both if they’re going to risk their lives to keep others safe — and live so closely with co-workers while doing it. They also tend to be fairly level-headed. If you’re looking for a place where people talk about spirits and otherworldly phenomena, you wouldn’t expect a fire station to be the place. All of which makes the occurrences at Lawrence Fire Station No. 1, 746 Kentucky St., even more unusual.
Remnant Rehab: Dapper dog bow tie
October 22, 2012
If every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp-dressed man, you can imagine how gaga they’d go for a sharp-dressed dog. This Halloween, make your classy canine a bow tie.
Offbeat Occupations: Barbering instructor teaches job skills to prisoners
October 22, 2012
Giving prisoners convicted of violent crimes razor blades in a confined space might seem like a recipe for disaster. Vicki Rajewski says it’s more of a recipe for rehabilitation.
Horoscopes for Oct. 22
October 22, 2012
For Monday, Oct. 22: This year you might feel pushed to the limit at times. Know that you can overcome any challenge, as long as you use others as resources and for brainstorming. If you are single, you meet people with ease, even at home and in odd circumstances. If you are attached, schedule that special trip this year; it will strengthen the bond between you.