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Archive for Thursday, October 25, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Congressman Kevin Yoder talks with Kansas University Libraries Dean Lorraine Haricombe on Wednesday at KU’s Watson Library. U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder touts bill that would make research more available during KU visit
October 24, 2012
Speaking at KU’s Watson Library on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder said he’s supporting a bill that would help make federally funded scholarly research more freely available for anyone to see. He also credited KU for being a leader — often mentioned alongside the likes of Harvard — on the issue of open access to research. By Matt Erickson
10:00 a.m.
Senior Elijah Johnson, (15) has a photograph taken with women attending Ladies Night Out with Bill Self in Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, 2012. Women got a chance to run drills, get their photographs taken with and receive one-on-one instruction in basketball from members of the Kansas University men's basketball team and staff. Jayhawks follow bad practice with good cause
October 24, 2012
Kansas University’s basketball team had its worst practice of the young 2012-13 season Wednesday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. “We had a bad day today, but something positive came out of it. I think we got in better shape today,” KU coach Bill Self told 450 women who attended Wednesday’s “Ladies Night Out” cancer benefit in the fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
2:00 p.m.
In this 2010 file photo, a Lawrence Police Department patrol car responds to a call at Kansas University's McCollum Hall. Lawrence man arrested on animal cruelty charge
October 25, 2012
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Wednesday morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on a charge of animal cruelty.
4:30 p.m.
Adolfo and Deborah Gomez, of Northlake, Ill., were arrested June 13, after two of their children were found bound by their hands and feet in a Lawrence Walmart parking lot. Jury trials set for Chicago area couple whose children were found tied up outside Lawrence Walmart
October 25, 2012
Trial dates have been set for a husband and wife accused of binding two of their children by their hands and feet in a Lawrence Walmart parking lot June 13. Douglas County prosecutors said the children have been placed in protective custody. The parents remain in the Douglas County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond each. By Shaun Hittle
6:00 p.m.
Westbound traffic on 23rd Street between Haskell Avenue and Barker Avenue travels on the new bridge Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. During construction of the bridge, 23rd Street traffic had been moved onto shoo-fly detours. Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane are now open on the bridge. Crews soon will begin to remove the shoo-flies and complete work on frontage roads on each side of the bridge. This view is from the west end of the bridge looking east on 23rd Street toward Haskell Avenue. New bridge in business
October 24, 2012
A new $4.3 million bridge on 23rd Street between Haskell and Barker avenues partially opened to traffic Wednesday, and motorists immediately began to notice the bridge no longer sits atop a large hill. By Chad Lawhorn

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LHS vs. Free State: A household divided
October 25, 2012
In one Lawrence household, tonight’s football game at Lawrence High isn’t called the city rivalry. It’s known as the Hofer Bowl. By Tom Keegan
City likely to require test to answer burial puzzle at Ninth and New Hampshire
Some think victims of Quantrill’s Raid may have been buried at site
October 25, 2012
A Lawrence mystery that dates back to at least 1903 is likely to get solved by a 21st century hotel project in Downtown Lawrence. City officials say they now likely will require a downtown development at Ninth and New Hampshire streets to do testing to determine if the site is home to several unmarked graves of victims of Quantrill’s Raid. By Chad Lawhorn
Candidates to chat on LJWorld.com
October 25, 2012
Three candidates in local races will participate in upcoming online chats at LJWorld.com.
Lions repeat as regional soccer champs in overtime thriller
October 25, 2012
One would need a pretty good reason to go shirtless on a cold, windy late-October night. Lawrence High senior Johannes Reiber found some inspiration in 40-degree weather Thursday night at Anneberg Park, flicking a header into the net in the 83rd minute against host Manhattan and shedding his jersey to celebrate the Lions’ 2-1 overtime victory and their second straight regional championship.
Lawrence man serving sentence for armed robberies to be released on probation
October 25, 2012
In a complicated legal case, a 24-year-old Lawrence man serving a sentence for a series of armed robberies in Lawrence and Topeka in 2007 will be released on probation. By Shaun Hittle
LBJ last Democrat to win Kansas; Obama’s 2008 showing best since Dukakis in ‘88
October 25, 2012
Lyndon Johnson was the last Democrat to carry Kansas in a presidential race, and his 54.1 percent of the vote in 1964 was the best showing for any nominee of his party in the past 100 years.
Romney expected to win Kansas - but by how much?
October 25, 2012
Mitt Romney is expected to roll up an easy victory in Republican-leaning Kansas, while Democrats contemplate how much worse President Barack Obama’s showing will be than it was four years ago. The state has been largely ignored in the presidential race ahead of the Nov. 6 election, with both major parties assuming from the outset that its six electoral votes will go to Romney. By John Hanna, Associated Press
Jury trials set for Chicago area couple whose children were found tied up outside Lawrence Walmart
October 25, 2012
Trial dates have been set for a husband and wife accused of binding two of their children by their hands and feet in a Lawrence Walmart parking lot June 13. Douglas County prosecutors said the children have been placed in protective custody. The parents remain in the Douglas County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond each. By Shaun Hittle
Kansas Democratic leaders propose ‘Buy American’ law
October 25, 2012
Democrats in the Kansas Legislature proposed a “Buy American” law Thursday to require state agencies to use U.S.-manufactured goods in public works projects.
KU Endowment distributes a record $119 million in support for university
October 25, 2012
Kansas University Endowment distributed a record amount of support to KU during the 2012 fiscal year, it announced Thursday.
Men’s basketball among six perfect KU teams in Graduation Success Rate
October 25, 2012
The Kansas athletic department posted its highest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) ever, helped by six teams — including men’s basketball — that achieved perfect scores.
KU men’s basketball to start four-year series with Georgetown in 2013-14
01:49 p.m., October 25, 2012 Updated 12:50 a.m.
The Kansas men’s basketball will play Georgetown in a four-year home-and-home series starting in the 2013-14 season, the school announced Thursday.
Public comment sought on lesser prairie chicken
October 25, 2012
A five-state effort is under way to develop a conservation plan to address the decline of the lesser prairie chicken.
Lawrence man arrested on animal cruelty charge
October 25, 2012
A 23-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Wednesday morning at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on a charge of animal cruelty.
Town Talk: Another store adds to antique hub in N. Lawrence; group still pondering riverfront redevelopment; abandoned trailer park may become single-family neighborhood
October 25, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Douglas County Clerk’s office provides informational brochure on voting
October 25, 2012
More information provided on voting in Douglas County. By Scott Rothschild
Heard on the Hill: KU to open parking lots for homecoming parade; recycling program in existence at Allen Fieldhouse; some applicants have problems with new jobs site
October 25, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Style Scout: Rhianna Weilert
October 25, 2012
Fashion influences: Popular graphic and interior design, which I then try to translate into clothes.
25 years ago: Former library employee memorialized by generous gift
October 25, 2012
Helen Osma had worked for the library from 1952 until her death in 1986.
Style Scout: Desmond Granger
October 25, 2012
Tell us a secret … My first CD was Backstreet Boys.
40 years ago: Planting time for new downtown trees
October 25, 2012
Lindens were to be the predominant tree, with 112 of them shown on the plans.
100 years ago: Those seeking anti-suffrage booklet get a surprise
October 25, 2012
“A week ago the Journal-World announced that it had a number of booklets giving the other side of the Woman’s Suffrage question and that they would be given out to anyone who cared to have them.”
Letter: Take control
October 25, 2012
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month is winding down, I would like to stress the importance of self breast examination and baseline and yearly mammograms.
Editorial: Around again
October 25, 2012
Thanks to the Lawrence city commissioners who are raising objections to a proposal to put a large traffic roundabout in the intersection of Ninth and New Hampshire streets.
Kovel’s Antiques: Custom-built furniture was more common in past
October 25, 2012
Most furniture is made to fit in almost any room, but sometimes furniture is made to fit the room — to look as if it’s built into a wall. By Terry Kovel
Garden Calendar: Plant pansies now for winter color
October 25, 2012
Pansies will brighten the landscape into the coldest days of winter and provide relief from the brown bleakness of the drying leaves and other landscape plants. They are also a nice addition to salads and other dishes. By Jennifer Smith
Opinion: Debate reflects aversion to war
October 25, 2012 in print edition on A7
There are moments when you can glimpse an emerging bipartisan consensus on foreign policy, and Monday night’s presidential debate was one of them: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney knew they were speaking to a war-weary country and talked in nearly identical terms about bringing troops home, avoiding new conflicts — and countering terrorism without embracing a “global war.”
Horoscopes for Oct. 25
October 25, 2012
For Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012: This year you can be fiery, which causes others to distance themselves. Is this a habit you really want to form? If you are single, you have a throng of potential mates to choose from. If you are attached, reveal more of your emotional side, and you will note a greater responsiveness.