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Ft. Leavenworth soldiers hit virtual battlefields
October 28, 2012
Soldiers at Fort Leavenworth demonstrated a new virtual training system aimed at preparing soldiers for combat without the expense and danger of live training. By Associated Press
Volunteer’s help invaluable to library
Lawrence woman fills many roles for foundation
October 28, 2012
Jean Ann Oden and her family moved to Lawrence from Minnesota in 2004, she didn’t know a soul in her new community. So she decided to find a place where she could volunteer in order to connect with Lawrence residents, make friends and further develop her professional skills in administration and graphic design. By Micki Chestnut
Groups from Kansas head east to help with Hurricane Sandy preparations, provide support
October 28, 2012
As residents along the East Coast make their way inland to safer areas before Hurricane Sandy strikes this week, some Kansas residents are heading east to assist with preparations for the storm, which has the potential to be one of the most dangerous ever recorded. By Meagan Thomas
James Sims quietly becoming one of KU’s best
07:02 p.m., October 28, 2012 Updated 12:15 a.m.
Saturday’s career game from running back James Sims did nothing to change the all-too-familiar outcome for the 1-7 Kansas University football team. Despite getting 176 yards from their top offensive weapon and leading visiting Texas for most of the second half, the Jayhawks dropped their seventh straight game of the season and lost for the 17th time in a row in Big 12 play. By Matt Tait
Eastern U.S. braces for dangerous superstorm
06:03 p.m., October 28, 2012 Updated 09:40 p.m.
From Washington to Boston, big cities and small towns Sunday buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm that could endanger 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, with forecasters warning that the New York area could get the worst of it — an 11-foot wall of water.
KU women win exhibition opener, 57-35
04:04 p.m., October 28, 2012 Updated 05:43 p.m.
Kansas University senior forward Carolyn Davis played her first game since suffering a left ACL tear in February and scored eight points in the Jayhawks’ 57-35 exhibition win over Washburn Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith
Jenkins challenged in newly configured 2nd District
October 28, 2012
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins and Democrat Tobias Schlingensiepen, who are both from Topeka, face off in the Nov. 6 election to represent the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Lawrence and much of eastern Kansas. Dennis Hawver, a lawyer from Ozawkie, is the Libertarian candidate. By Scott Rothschild
Opinion: Parents were right about winning, losing
October 28, 2012 in print edition on A11
Lance Armstrong and George McGovern illustrate lessons about “how you play the game.”
Amendment dealing with boat taxes on ballot
October 28, 2012
A constitutional amendment on the November ballot will let Kansas residents decide whether to reduce property taxes on boat owners, bringing the state’s rates in line with others in the Midwest. By Associated Press
Douglas County Commission, District 2: Thellman vs. Male
October 28, 2012
Nancy Thellman and Frank Male are competing for the county commission seat from District 2, which covers portions of East Lawrence and most of eastern Douglas County, including Eudora and Baldwin City. By Peter Hancock
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
October 28, 2012
Road work planned for the week of October 29, 2012.
Kansas House, District 54: Ann Mah vs. Ken Corbet
October 28, 2012
The race for the 54th Kansas House District pits what could be termed a 40 percent incumbent against a Shawnee County businessman. By Elvyn Jones
Around and about in local business
October 28, 2012
Local business news for the week ending October 27, 2012.
Project helps give kids history lesson in voting
October 28, 2012
Amanda Lovett’s fifth-grade social studies classes at Pinckney School are reviewing lesson plans and exercises provided through the Kids Voting Project. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence sex offender listed in Boy Scouts files used to be vice principal
October 28, 2012
A convicted Lawrence sex offender who was one of 14 Kansas men listed in the recently released “perversion files” kept by the Boy Scouts of America, served as a vice principal in the Kansas City, Kan., school district. By Shaun Hittle
State Board of Ed., District 4: Carolyn Campbell vs. Jack Wu
October 28, 2012
It’s easy to draw any number of contrasts between Carolyn Campbell and Jack Wu, the two candidates running for the Kansas State Board of Education in District 4. By Peter Hancock
Oklahoma City Thunder trade Cole Aldrich to Houston in James Harden deal
October 28, 2012
Unable to work out an extension with James Harden, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded the Sixth Man of the Year, as well as former Kansas University center Cole Aldrich and two other players, to the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.
Kansas House, District 44: Patrick Bengtson vs. Barbara Ballard
October 28, 2012
In the race for House District 44, veteran legislator Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, faces a political newcomer, Republican Patrick Bengtson. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas House, District 42: Connie O’Brien vs. Harold Fevurly Jr.
October 28, 2012
Harold Fevurly Jr., of Easton, is the Democratic challenger facing another Leavenworth County resident, Republican incumbent Connie O’Brien of Tonganoxie in the House District 42 race. By Shawn Linenberger
Veritas volleyball cruises to state crown
October 28, 2012
Veritas Christian avenged its most recent loss in the semifinals, then rolled over the Wichita Warriors in the championship match to win its second Kansas Christian Athletic Association state title in three years. By Andrew Hartsock
Kansas House, District 10: Erica Anderson vs. John Wilson
October 28, 2012
Voters in the 10th District Kansas House on Nov. 6 will elect a new person to represent them in Topeka for the third time in three terms. By Elvyn Jones
Lawrence Libations: Tarantula Margarita at La Familia
October 28, 2012
With this feature kicking off the week of Halloween, we picked a drink with a scary-sounding name. By Sara Shepherd.
25 years ago: Bungalow receives national historic designation
October 28, 2012
The house had been owned by the Ralph Achning family from 1914 until 1985.
40 years ago: All Jayhawks gather for birthday celebration
October 28, 2012
In addition to the cheering fans, three different Jayhawks joined in the celebration.
Photography exhibit looks at immigration
October 28, 2012
Images of immigrants in multiple countries that seek to address those questions, captured by Kansas University associate professor Pok-Chi Lau over the span of 45 years, will go on display this week on the KU campus.
AIDS Project auction features local artist
October 28, 2012
The featured artist at this year’s Red Ribbon Art Auction will be Jennifer Jo Webster, a painter known for her colorful, island-inspired style.
KU School of Music to salute Bernstein
October 28, 2012
Works of famed composer Leonard Bernstein are the focus of the Kansas University School of Music’s upcoming trio of performances, “A Bernstein Triptych,” which kicks off this week.
First Bell: Site details presidential candidates education records
October 28, 2012
EdWeek breaks down how Obama, Romney differ on education policy
Opinion: Time to halt the entitlement state
October 28, 2012 in print edition on A11
The election eve mood is tinged with sadness stemming from well-founded fear that America’s new government is subverting America’s old character. Barack Obama’s agenda is a menu of temptations intended to change the nation’s social norms by making Americans comfortable with the degradation of democracy. This degradation consists of piling up public debt that binds unconsenting future generations to finance current consumption.
‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ a bit out of date
October 28, 2012
Fans can’t fault the new “Upstairs Downstairs” on “Masterpiece Classic” (8 p.m. Sunday, PBS, check local listings) for its period details. As mentioned earlier in this space, I think the melodrama sometimes seems too “ripped from the headlines,” as they used to say about “Law & Order.” Or at least ripped from the history pages.
Social Service League plans party
October 28, 2012
The Social Service League of Lawrence is planning its annual Friends of the League Party from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at Free State Glass, 307 E. Ninth St.
Día de los Muertos observers honor deceased in colorful ways, find more meaning in holiday than in Halloween
October 28, 2012
Día de los Muertos is a public celebration in Mexico and communities of Mexican origin to honor and remember friends and family members who have died. In Lawrence, numerous community events take place to celebrate the holiday. By Meagan Thomas
Editorial: Untimely issue
October 28, 2012
This is the kind of issue that contributes to the perception that Lawrence is unfriendly to business development.
100 years ago: Eudora’s Sunday peace disturbed by brawlers
October 28, 2012
“The action is said to have grown out of an argument over the fighting ability of a couple of dogs owned by these two men.”
Horoscopes for Oct. 28
October 28, 2012
For Sunday, Oct. 28: This year you often worry about your level of energy. Sometimes you have too much, and other times, all you want to do is nap. If you are single, meeting someone is not the issue … choosing someone is. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from romantic getaways together.