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Archive for Saturday, October 27, 2012

Also from October 27

Births
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Class 6A state cross country Veritas volleyball vs. Wichita Kansas v. Texas football
Podcasts
Polls
Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
No way, I’m too old
 
51%
No, I’m too busy
 
22%
Yes, I’m young at heart
 
13%
Yes, I never miss a chance to have fun
 
12%
Total 436

Lead stories

1:18 a.m.
Free State players celebrate with offensive lineman Cody Standclift, after Stanclift intercepted a batted pass and ran it in for a touchdown against Lawrence High during the fourth quarter on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Lawrence High. 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
6:00 a.m.

Fraternity members of Alpha Tau Omega Josh Cook, left, and Sean Jones carry a banner to help kick off the 2012 KU Homecoming parade Friday on Jayhawk Boulevard. Time marches on in homecoming parade
October 27, 2012
Hundreds braved the 30 degree weather to watch the parade along Jayhawk Boulevard and attend the pep rally afterward at the Adams Alumni Center to celebrate KU’s 100th homecoming. The parade began with the KU Band, followed by international students bearing the flags of their country and Kansas University runner and Olympian Diamond Dixon. By Adam Strunk
4:50 p.m.
Deflated Kansas defenders Greg Brown (5) and Bradley McDougald (24) make their way off the field following the Jayhawks' heartbreaking 21-17 loss to Texas on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at Memorial Stadium. Not our time’: KU can’t close out lead, falls 21-17 to Texas
October 27, 2012
A heavy Kansas rushing attack wasn’t enough, as Texas backup quarterback Case McCoy led Texas to a touchdown with 12 seconds left as the Jayhawks fell, 21-17, to the Longhorns. By Matt Tait
6:00 p.m.
Alicia Erickson spends part of her Saturday volunteering at the Lawrence Humane Society where she played with cats as part of Make A Difference Day. Volunteers across Lawrence set out to make a difference
October 27, 2012
More than 70 volunteers turned out Saturday for Make a Difference Day, and there was plenty of dog washing, leaf raking and hard work for all of them. By Ian Cummings

All stories

Chiefs, Raiders ready to renew traditional rivalry
October 27, 2012
Two teams floundering near the bottom of the standings, meeting in late October, shouldn’t be enough to stoke the passions of fan bases weary of losing.
McCaffreys lead Seabury cross country
October 27, 2012
Brandon McCaffrey placed 11th in the boys race, and Maddie McCaffrey took 28th in the girls race to lead Bishop Seabury Academy on Saturday in the Class 2A cross country meet.
Claire Sanner paces LHS at state CC
Freshman 17th; FSHS boys 10th
October 27, 2012
Lawrence High freshman Claire Sanner placed 17th to lead all city runners at the Class 6A state cross country meet on Saturday at Rim Rock Farm. By Benton Smith
Annual Scotch coat drive under way
October 27, 2012
Scotch Fabric Care Services will be collecting coats until Nov. 21 as part of their 26th annual Scotch Share the Warmth program.
Texas ‘woke up’ at halftime
Longhorns forced to rally for victory over KU
October 27, 2012
Texas football coach Mack Brown, whose Longhorns barely defeated down-on-its-luck Kansas University on Saturday in Memorial Stadium, sees better days ahead for the Jayhawks. “They are going to beat somebody here. I’m just glad it wasn’t us,” Brown said. By Gary Bedore
Supplying enough treats can get tricky downtown
Businesses prep for thousands on Halloween
October 27, 2012
Businesses along Massachusetts Street will open their doors on Halloween night to supply hordes of zombies, vampires, princesses, celebrities and cartoon characters come to life, among others, with candy. By Adam Strunk
Jamari Traylor looks like T-Rob
October 27, 2012
Jamari Traylor grinned when asked if he’s ever been approached by somebody who thinks he’s former Kansas University basketball All-American Thomas Robinson. “That happens all the time, more than I like,” Traylor, KU’s 6-foot-8, 220-pound red-shirt freshman power forward, said. By Gary Bedore
Kansas men place fourth at Big 12 cross country
October 27, 2012
Kansas University’s men’s cross country team placed fourth Saturday at the Big 12 Championships, totaling 121 points for its highest conference finish since 2006. The KU women had 173 points to finish seventh.
’Bods first foe for KU women
October 27, 2012
The chance to start building upon last season’s success begins today for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team.
Historical society sets annual meeting
October 27, 2012
The Douglas County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts.
Kansas Senate, District 19: Anthony Hensley vs. Casey Moore
October 27, 2012
The race for state Senate District 19 features the state’s longest-serving legislator, state Sen. Anthony Hensley, against a political newcomer, Casey Moore. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas Senate, District 3: Tom Holland vs. Anthony Brown
October 27, 2012
The gloves came off early in the campaign between state Sen. Tom Holland and state Rep. Anthony Brown for the 3rd State Senate District. Holland and Brown have tangled over school finance, tax cuts and safety issues along Kansas Highway 10.By Scott Rothschild
Kansas Senate, District 2: Marci Francisco vs. Ron Ellis
October 27, 2012
While the rest of the political world is torn apart by turmoil, the race between state Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, and Ron Ellis, a Republican from Meriden, has been relatively tame. By Scott Rothschild
Notebook: Jayhawks find success with ‘secret’ formation
October 27, 2012
The name of the formation was not divulged, with quarterback Michael Cummings even going as far as to call it “a secret,” but a new-look offensive wrinkle for the Kansas University football team proved successful for the Jayhawks during Saturday’s 21-17 loss to Texas.
Opinion: In defense of a much-improved defense
October 27, 2012
How did a Kansas football team that now has a 17-game losing streak in Big 12 games almost beat a roster jammed with future pros? Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says it was a matter of desire … and heart.
Not our time’: KU can’t close out lead, falls 21-17 to Texas
October 27, 2012
A heavy Kansas rushing attack wasn’t enough, as Texas backup quarterback Case McCoy led Texas to a touchdown with 12 seconds left as the Jayhawks fell, 21-17, to the Longhorns. By Matt Tait
Volunteers across Lawrence set out to make a difference
October 27, 2012
More than 70 volunteers turned out Saturday for Make a Difference Day, and there was plenty of dog washing, leaf raking and hard work for all of them. By Ian Cummings
Lawrence man arrested after answering door with a gun
October 27, 2012
Lawrence police arrested a man on suspicion of threatening a resident with a gun during a dispute. By Ian Cummings
LHS soccer to face SM East in state quarterfinals
October 27, 2012
Coming off a thrilling overtime victory in a regional title game at Manhattan on Thursday, Lawrence High’s boys soccer team will meet one of its Sunflower League foes in the Class 6A state quarterfinals.
Woman sentenced to probation in connection with July stabbing
October 27, 2012
A 32-year-old Lawrence woman was sentenced to a two-year probation term Friday in connection with a stabbing in July.
KU football player gets DUI diversion
October 27, 2012
Justin E. Carnes, a 21-year-old junior and a long snapper on the team, signed a diversion agreement Tuesday for his DUI arrest Aug. 25 in the 400 block of Missouri Street. As long as Carnes follows the terms of the diversion, which include obeying the law and refraining from alcohol or drug use, the charge will be dropped after a year.
Moran touts LMH’s electronic records system
October 27, 2012
Moran stopped by LMH on Friday afternoon for a tour to see how the hospital’s pharmacy uses computer systems to control the ordering and the delivery of medication. On his mind, he said, was how smaller hospitals in other parts of the state might be able to make use of the same technology. By Matt Erickson
Time marches on in homecoming parade
October 27, 2012
Hundreds braved the 30 degree weather to watch the parade along Jayhawk Boulevard and attend the pep rally afterward at the Adams Alumni Center to celebrate KU’s 100th homecoming. The parade began with the KU Band, followed by international students bearing the flags of their country and Kansas University runner and Olympian Diamond Dixon. By Adam Strunk
JCCC president to retire next year
October 27, 2012
The president of Johnson County Community College has announced his retirement. The 22,000-student school announced Friday that Terry Calaway plans to depart Aug. 1 to spend more time with his family.
25 years ago: KU faculty outraged by new health plan
October 27, 2012
Faculty at Kansas University were having a heated reaction to the state’s new health insurance plan.
40 years ago: Oklahoma man, originally arrested in Lawrence, escapes several times from prison
October 27, 2012
At the Douglas County jail, he had attempted to escape by sawing through a steel plate in a cell.
Letter: Other choices
October 27, 2012
Oh, woe is me! I’m an undecided voter. I lack the testosterone for the alpha male act, insulted by the Big Bird issue and exhausted by the big money, mass media partnership with the two parties.
Letter: Winning effort
October 27, 2012
The young people of Lawrence are doing wonderful things for our community. I would like to take this opportunity to lift up and applaud their successes. The Cordley School recently did a food drive for our Cornerstone Food Pantry. The children, parents and staff collected 71 boxes of food items. That’s a lot of food. One Saturday they went to Dillons grocery store and asked people to donate. Who could turn down a child? Evidently, no one did! The Cordley motto is “Cordley leads by the heart” and they are truly living up to that commitment.
State’s best converge on Rim Rock today
October 27, 2012
The city’s top cross country runners will race against the best the rest of the state has to offer today.
Simons’ Saturday Column: Growing deficit is critical issue in presidential race
October 27, 2012
How many voters in the upcoming presidential election will have given serious attention to the major issues facing this country and how will this affect for whom they vote? Will the majority of voters merely vote the party line whether this favors every Democratic candidate or every Republican candidate?
Opinion: Romney’s calm approach wins debate
October 27, 2012 in print edition on A8
President Obama lost Monday’s debate with weak arguments and a petty tone.
100 years ago: Lawrence man to vote in his 19th presidential election
October 27, 2012
“D. O. Grant … cast his first vote for president in 1840.”
Letter: A masterpiece?
October 27, 2012
My city-mandated piece of yard art was delivered yesterday. Now I must decide how to properly display such a masterpiece. Do I travel to the local nursery and spend close to $100 for shrubbery, take the shrubs home and instruct my significant other on how to properly plant then?
‘Zombies’ cast includes big names
October 27, 2012
Scientists and other Bay Area survivors of a sudden plague seek refuge on Alcatraz Island in the 2012 shocker “Rise of the Zombies” (8 p.m. Saturday, Syfy). While this grade Z imitation doesn’t pretend to the production values of “The Walking Dead,” it does borrow the notion of a prison as a place of safety.
KU soccer wins finale
October 27, 2012
Senior Nicole Chrisopulos tallied a goal and an assist, and junior Jamie Fletcher added a pair of assists as Kansas University soccer celebrated Senior Day with a 5-0 victory over Northern Colorado on Friday in the regular-season finale at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Opinion: ‘D’ difference for Free State
October 27, 2012
The Lawrence High football defense opened the City Showdown playing like a team that was sick and tired of reading all about the dominance of its cross-town rival’s defense.
Lions’ take: Loss not end of season
October 27, 2012
Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd’s postgame speech to his players wasn’t filled with anger or frustration following the Lions’ 28-14 home loss to Free State on Friday night.
KU’s 2006-07 men’s basketball team among Hall inductees
October 27, 2012
Kansas University’s 2006-07 basketball team was inducted into the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony Friday morning in the Booth Family Hall of Athletics. Also inducted: track and field thrower Egor Agafonov and soccer player Holly Gault.
Bobby Cremins (finally) visits fieldhouse, speaks at clinic
October 27, 2012
Hard to believe, but until Friday, college coaching legend Bobby Cremins had never stepped foot in Allen Fieldhouse.
Horoscopes for Oct. 27
October 27, 2012
For Saturday, Oct. 27: This year you open up to more excitement in your daily life. You could try to avoid all these unexpected events, but it will not work. If you are single, you could meet someone just in the process of being yourself. If you are attached, the two of you develop a hobby together. This shared interest makes for more closeness between you.