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Obituaries
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Photo galleries
Lawrence High v. Free State football
Polls
Do you plan to check out any area haunted houses?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
92%
Yes
 
3%
Unsure
 
3%
Total 301
Who do you think will win tonight's city showdown between Free State High and Lawrence High?

Poll results

Response Percent
Lawrence High
 
49%
Free State High
 
41%
Not sure
 
9%
Total 425
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12:38 a.m.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney acknowledges delegates before speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) 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
6:00 a.m.
This is thought to be one of the most accurate sketches of Quantrill's Raid because the artist, Sherman Enderton, was actually present for the raid. City likely to require test to answer burial puzzle at Ninth and New Hampshire
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
10:00 a.m.
The cross-town football rivalry hits close to home for the Hofer brothers, Shane Hofer, left, a sophomore on the Free State High School squad, and Drake Hofer, a senior standout at Lawrence High School. The game will be played tonight at LHS. Both teams are 7-1 this year. Free State leads the series, 8-7. 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
11:00 a.m.
Online chat
Tobias Schlingensiepen, candidate for Congress, chats on LJWorld.com
October 26, 2012
11:00 a.m.
Online chat
Tobias Schlingensiepen, candidate for Congress, chats on LJWorld.com
October 26, 2012
2:00 p.m.
The Children's Playpen, a daycare operated out of this home at 766 Lake St., was shut down by Kansas officials Oct. 25 after police found drugs at the home. State orders Children’s Playpen in Lawrence closed amid drug sale allegations
12:13 p.m., October 26, 2012 Updated 2:50 p.m.
State shuts down Lawrence day care amid allegations of drug sales there. By Scott Rothschild and Shaun Hittle

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Crucial interception helps Free State defeat rival Lawrence High
October 26, 2012
Free State defensive lineman Cody Stanclift intercepted a fourth-quarter pass before returning it seven yards for a decisive touchdown in the City Showdown, setting the stage for a 28-14 FSHS victory, which clinched the District 1 championship for the Firebirds. By Benton Smith
Michael Cummings clear No. 1
October 26, 2012
Heading into preparations for last week’s Oklahoma game, Kansas University quarterback Michael Cummings knew he would play, had heard he might start but also knew that senior Dayne Crist also would play several snaps.
Kansas vs. Texas: Tale of the tape
October 26, 2012
A unit-by-unit look at the Kansas-Texas football match-up.
Turning the corner: JaCorey Shepherd relishes role as DB
October 26, 2012
This whole season — which continues at 11 a.m. today when the Jayhawks (1-6 overall, 0-4 Big 12) play host to Texas (5-2, 2-2) at Memorial Stadium — has been a wild ride for Shepherd, last year’s team leader in both touchdown receptions (3) and average gain per reception (16.8). By Matt Tait
Traffic at 23rd and Lousiana streets redirected after truck crashes into utility pole
05:40 p.m., October 26, 2012 Updated 08:00 p.m.
A utility pole has fallen on 23rd St. near Louisiana after a truck hit it. Avoid the area if you can. Traffic is blocked.
Brownback says he wants more transparency in property taxes; Corliss said requirements already there
October 26, 2012
Brownback says he wants more transparency on property taxes. Democrats say the Republican is posturing and Corliss said there already is a lot of transparency. By Scott Rothschild.
KU men’s basketball No. 7 in preseason AP poll
October 26, 2012
The Kansas men’s basketball team is ranked No. 7 in the preseason Associated Press poll released Friday.
KU Endowment Association’s investments decline through first six months of 2012
October 26, 2012
The KU Endowment’s endowed funds fell in value during the 2012 fiscal year, hurt by market trends. But contributions to its “Far Above” fundraising campaign have risen to $708 million so far. Those were among the announcements made at the association’s annual trustee meeting Friday. By Matt Erickson
Ground broken for KU engineering expansion
02:00 p.m., October 26, 2012 Updated 08:16 p.m.
Leaders from Kansas University and the state ceremonially broke ground on an $80 million expansion for KU’s engineering school Friday morning. The event followed years of talks among those leaders on how KU could help produce more engineers to work for Kansas companies. By Matt Erickson
Republicans criticize incorrect mailers in two legislative races; Democrats apologize
October 26, 2012
An incorrect campaign mailer in two legislative races has Republicans fuming, and Democrats apologizing. By Scott Rothschild.
Topeka man dies after vehicle accident near KU campus
October 26, 2012
A 33-year-old Topeka man died following a single-vehicle accident near the Chi Omega fountain. By Shaun Hittle and Adam Strunk
KU forward Kevin Young breaks bone in right hand, expected to miss two weeks
October 26, 2012
Kansas University senior forward Kevin Young suffered a broken bone in the middle of his right hand at practice on Thursday and is slated to miss about two weeks of action, coach Bill Self said Friday.
State orders Children’s Playpen in Lawrence closed amid drug sale allegations
12:13 p.m., October 26, 2012 Updated 02:50 p.m.
State shuts down Lawrence day care amid allegations of drug sales there. By Scott Rothschild and Shaun Hittle
City offers Halloween activities for children
October 26, 2012
The city of Lawrence has scheduled an event at the indoor swimming pool and another at Prairie Park Nature Center this weekend so children can show off their Halloween costumes and have some fun.
Woman injured in one-vehicle rollover
October 26, 2012
Early morning accident on 40 leaves one woman injured. By Scott Rothschild
KU swimming tops Nebraska-Omaha
October 26, 2012
Kansas University freshman Chelsie Miller won two events, leading KU’s swim team to a 137-98 victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Thursday night.
Letter: Climate choice
October 26, 2012
All are evidence that scientific predictions are proving accurate, that humanity’s excessive emissions of greenhouse gases from using fossil-based fuels (coal, petroleum, natural gas) will cause climate disruptions that affect all aspects of our lives. It’s clear that conscientiously reducing our output of greenhouse gases is absolutely essential.
Lawrence woman pleads guilty to aggravated battery at Burrito King
October 26, 2012
A 29-year-old Lawrence woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon stemming from a New Year’s Day assault at Burrito King. By Shaun Hittle
Heard on the Hill: KU has a Waterski Club, and it’s nationally ranked; NYT remembers KU researcher who died last month; KU names finalists for student award
October 26, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Riverfront Park boat ramp closed until Nov. 2
October 26, 2012
The boat ramp on the Kansas River in Riverfront Park, at North Eighth and Oak streets, is temporarily closed for maintenance work.
First Bell: Rivalry weekend in Douglas County
October 26, 2012
It’s time for the annual gridiron grudge matches between Free State and Lawrence High; Baldwin and Eudora.
Tune In: ‘Mockingbird’ revives ‘Munsters’
October 26, 2012
A year ago, NBC looked at “Mockingbird Lane” (7 p.m., NBC) as a reinvention of “The Munsters.” After commissioning a pilot episode, the network decided not to give it a green light. But tonight the network will air the one-hour test-drive as a Halloween special.
25 years ago: Youth ranch gets new barn
October 26, 2012
A new barn had been constructed last week at the O’Connell Youth Ranch east of Lawrence.
Weis dials back KU’s offense to safeguard defense
October 26, 2012
It’s no secret that the Kansas University football team’s offense has struggled this season. Outside of the 31-point performance in the season opener against FCS foe South Dakota State, the Jayhawks have averaged just 15 points per game, a number that dips to 11 against Big 12 defenses. While KU’s erratic quarterback play has been the main reason behind the poor output, KU coach Charlie Weis said this week that low-scoring games had been part of the plan.
40 years ago: Mythical Jayhawk celebrates birthday this weekend
October 26, 2012
Some celebratory events were planned for Homecoming.
100 years ago: KU-K State game ignites football fever in Lawrence
October 26, 2012
“It was the real football spirit which prevailed down town this morning, the spirit that has not been seen in Lawrence before.”
Eudora football blanks Baldwin, 20-0
October 26, 2012
Eudora shut out Baldwin to win Class 4A District 4 behind Andrew Ballock’s 123 rushing yards on 21 carries.
Jayhawk women looking forward to shot at Griner, Big 12 favorite Bears
October 26, 2012
With Brittney Griner and all the starters back from Baylor’s 40-0 season, the race in the Big 12 likely will be for second behind the Lady Bears.
Regional prep sports roundups: Oct. 26
October 26, 2012
Your weekly roundup of news and notes from Baldwin, De Soto, Eudora, Shawnee and Tonganoxie.
Rival playmakers McFarland, Strauss face off as FSHS, LHS vie for district football title
October 26, 2012
Back in the day, before they became quarterbacks for two of the top football teams in the state, Lawrence High senior Brad Strauss and Free State senior Kyle McFarland — then middle-schoolers — helped the Kansas Rebels baseball team win a state championship in 2009.
Letter: Natural rights
October 26, 2012
The day the Journal-World reported that only 50 acres of the Wakarusa Wetlands would be “damaged” in the construction of the South Lawrence Trafficway (Oct. 20, 2012), I went for a memorial walk. As I walked, I thought of the infinite number of lives which would be disturbed and destroyed by the construction of the SLT— animal, reptile, insect — and I thought of the damage that would be done to the web of life that had been created over centuries: a web involving life forms from bacteria to beavers to trees.
Letter: Voting duty
October 26, 2012
Honor our troops, living and dead, who have given their all for home and country, the principles of our freedom. Our number one duty now is to vote.
Veritas football wins by mercy rule, 52-6 on Senior Night
October 26, 2012
Veritas defeated Flint Hills Christian, 52-6, Thursday night at the Eagles’ Nest, ending the game by mercy rule with a 46-point lead at the 10:30 mark in the third quarter.
Opinion: Foreign policy debate found lacking
October 26, 2012 in print edition on A8
At Monday’s debate, the two presidential candidates avoided any serious discussion of the serious foriegn policy challenges that lie ahead.
KUsports.com staff’s Week 9 college football picks
October 26, 2012
The following are the Journal-World staffers’ picks for Week 9 of the college football season.
Editorial: Libya questions
October 26, 2012
President Obama’s handling of the consulate attack in Libya undermines his credibility with the American public.
Horoscopes for Oct. 26
October 26, 2012
For Friday, Oct. 26: This year you swing from being wildly emotional to being peacefully calm. No one knows what to expect from you, which, on some level, you do not mind. If you are single, you could meet someone during the summer months or afterward. If you are attached, try to be less intellectual with your sweetie; instead, let your feelings flow.