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Archive for Monday, October 29, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
It was a parade of the weird, wacky and wonderful, as young and old wore costumes and paraded through downtown for the annual Lawrence Trick-or-Treating event Monday night, Oct. 31, 2011. Supplying enough treats can get tricky downtown
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
6:00 a.m.
This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday shows Hurricane Sandy off the Mid Atlantic coastline moving toward the north with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. 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
10:00 a.m.
Dressed as pirates, the band “R” performs the song “You Are A Pirate” during a rehearsal Sunday for the eighth annual Lawrence High School Talent Show. The show will be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at LHS. Lawrence High sets stage for variety acts
October 29, 2012
Dancers, singers, garage bands and even someone juggling while riding a unicycle all will be part of the eighth annual Lawrence High School Talent Show being staged this week. By Peter Hancock
2:00 p.m.
Jean Ann Oden is a volunteer with the Lawrence Public Library Foundation. Kathleen Morgan, executive director of the foundation, nominated Oden for the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center Wallace Galluzzi Outstanding Volunteer Award. “I could not function without her — she’s that valuable,” Morgan said of Oden. Volunteer’s help invaluable to library
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
6:00 p.m.
Twins Alice, left, and Zella Lubbin-Meyer, 9, dressed as a two-headed monster during Woodlawn School’s Family Fun Fall Festival. Parents and children took part in dressing in Halloween costumes, pumpkin rolling, face painting and other festivities. The school has put on the festival the past three years instead of having Halloween classroom activities. Halloween hodgepodge: Schools put on range of fall celebrations
October 29, 2012
While many Lawrence schoolchildren will have a special school day on the 31st, replete with Halloween parties and parades, several local schools have adapted their October celebrations to allow for broader participation and appeal.
10:00 p.m.
Ryan Leibold, 13, left, Carolyn Weiler, 15, top left, and Maria Matamoros, 10, are the Lawrence Journal-World scary story winners. Scary story contest yields thrilling results
October 29, 2012
This year, when we put out the call for scary stories from students in elementary, middle and high schools, we weren’t disappointed. About 200 writers tried to spook us, and many did.

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Certified results confirm voter registration drop
October 29, 2012
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew on Monday released the certified numbers of registered voters for the county, and it has decreased from 83,174 in October 2008 to 78,752 now. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence man charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
October 29, 2012
A 57-year-old Lawrence man was charged Monday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a Friday night incident at the man’s home. Christopher J. Gorman was arrested Friday night after a man flagged down a patrol car about 11:40 p.m. and told officers Gorman had threatened him with a gun during a dispute. By Shaun Hittle
Cash, cellphones reported stolen
October 29, 2012
A resident in the 500 block of Graystone Drive reported that someone entered their apartment while they slept between 3 and 9 a.m. Sunday morning, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley. By Shaun Hittle
KU professor, neurologist win 2012 Chancellors Club awards
October 29, 2012
The 2012 Kansas University Endowment Chancellors Club awards have honored public administration professor and former Lawrence Mayor John Nalbandian for his teaching career and Richard Barohn, chairman of the KU Medical Center’s neurology department, for his research. By Matt Erickson
Architects outline priorities for bond issue to upgrade older schools
October 29, 2012
Plans for a bond issue in the Lawrence school district came into a little more focus Monday night as architects working on the project outlined the priorities for how proceeds from the bonds would be used. By Peter Hancock
Tolefree perfect as KU volleyball sweeps WVU
October 29, 2012
Lawrence High product Tayler Tolefree made some history on Monday night, becoming the first Kansas University volleyball player to post a perfect attack percentage of 1.000 in KU’s 25-16, 25-12, 25-18 sweep of West Virginia.
Statehouse Live: Big bucks from small group of donors fueling Kansas Chamber of Commerce PAC
October 29, 2012
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Kansas National Education Association are battling in legislative races. They have two distinct ways of raising money. By Scott Rothschild.
Opinion: Jayhawks’ next top scorer tough to predict
October 29, 2012
It’s business as usual for Kansas University coach Bill Self’s powerhouse basketball program. Last season’s top scorers are gone and his team is a bona fide threat to make it to the Final Four. Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan tries to predict where the points will come from.
Enforcement action nets 16 seat belt violations, 1 arrest
October 29, 2012
Lawrence police officers issued 16 seat belt violations Friday evening as part of an ongoing seat belt enforcement action funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation, said Lawrence police Sgt. Trent McKinley. By Shaun Hittle
LMH receives sizable donation for birthing center, will rename unit to honor former nurse, birthing educator
October 29, 2012
Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials announced they are preparing to rename the hospital’s birthing center the Cindy Murray Family Birthing Center, in honor of the trailblazing nurse who died from complications of lung cancer in August. By Chad Lawhorn
Holiday lights aren’t just for Christmas anymore
October 29, 2012
If you’re looking for a real treat this Halloween, take a drive past Lee Howe’s home at 2920 Pebble Lane. Howe has gone all out and created a Halloween light display in his front yard that he’s set to music. Howe says he loves the challenge of coordinating the lights and the music. By Adam Strunk
Police investigating whether alcohol played a role in fatality accident near KU campus
October 29, 2012
Lawrence police continue their investigation into a fatal accident that occurred early Friday morning in a residential area near the Kansas University campus. Officers indicated their focus is on whether alcohol was involved in the crash, which killed Adrian J. Garcia, 33, a Lawrence High School graduate. By Shaun Hittle
Brownback, others hitting the road for Republican votes
October 29, 2012
Brownback and other Republicans will hit the road to get out the Republican vote. By Scott Rothschild.
Marine Corps to celebrate 237th birthday at KU’s Dole Institute
October 29, 2012
A group of area Marine veterans will mark the 237th birthday of the Marine Corps next week with an event at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics.
Newt Gingrich coming to KU for Dole Institute event
October 29, 2012
Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will appear at the Dole Institute of Politics for an event next month.
KU-Texas Tech football game to kick off at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10
October 29, 2012
The Kansas football team’s road game against Texas Tech will kick off at 11 a.m. and will be televised on FSN, the Big 12 announced Monday.
Heard on the Hill: Prof offers thoughts on haunted houses; center taking part in China ambassador webcast event; library to tell story of post-flood rescue efforts; advance voting available on campus
October 29, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Town Talk: Kansas poll shows Romney with big lead, majority still supports Brownback; Democrats retain big edge in numbers in Douglas County; Lawrence artist sells work to Smithsonian
October 29, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Alcoholics Anonymous event to make business connection
October 29, 2012
District 23 Alcoholics Anonymous is holding a Cooperation With the Professional Community Event from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 325 Maine. The purpose of the event is for AA and the professional community to discuss ways in which AA has been effective in helping the professional community and how it can be more effective for professionals in the future. By Meagan Thomas
How to help: Visiting Nurses Association looking for some hands-on assistance
October 29, 2012
Visiting Nurses is seeking volunteers to help as hospice patient companions and hospice massage therapists. Companions will work directly with patients and their families by providing companionship, respite care, and/or relief for primary caregiver.
Craft bazaar in Jefferson County set for Saturday
October 29, 2012
The Sunny Valley extension group is having a fall craft bazaar and chili feed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sunnyside School, 1110 Republic Road in Jefferson County.
Halloween hodgepodge: Schools put on range of fall celebrations
October 29, 2012
While many Lawrence schoolchildren will have a special school day on the 31st, replete with Halloween parties and parades, several local schools have adapted their October celebrations to allow for broader participation and appeal.
Lawrence High sets stage for variety acts
October 29, 2012
Dancers, singers, garage bands and even someone juggling while riding a unicycle all will be part of the eighth annual Lawrence High School Talent Show being staged this week. By Peter Hancock
Scary story contest yields thrilling results
October 29, 2012
This year, when we put out the call for scary stories from students in elementary, middle and high schools, we weren’t disappointed. About 200 writers tried to spook us, and many did.
School board to discuss SLT changes
Interchange on western leg of K-10 affects district property
October 29, 2012
The Lawrence school board will discuss plans for a new highway interchange near Langston Hughes School when it meets at 8 p.m. today. By Peter Hancock
25 years ago: Lawrence family receives good news from traveling daughter
October 29, 2012
A midnight telephone call from the U.S. Embassy in Katmandu, Nepal, brought relief to a Lawrence family.
Letter: Larger choice
October 29, 2012
“Repent” is such a simple word but seems to be losing its meaning in our more sophisticated and fast-paced world.
Letter: Wind support
October 29, 2012
Thank you for the Sept. 25 editorial in the Journal-World that stated, “the wind energy tax credit is important to Kansas, and it deserves the support of our elected representatives.”
Editorial: Good partnership
An upgraded Douglas County Senior Services could be the perfect vehicle for attracting seniors to the community.
October 29, 2012
The new role being considered for Douglas County Senior Services could make that agency an even more important player in attracting retirees to Lawrence and providing the services they want once they get here.
Kansas women’s golf in 10th place
October 29, 2012
Junior Thanuttra Boonraksasat leads the Kansas University women’s golf team after shooting an even-par 72 in the first round of the Palmetto Intercollegiate on Sunday at the Oak Point Golf Club.
Marriages
October 29, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending October 27, 2012.
Divorces
October 29, 2012
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending October 27, 2012.
Raiders roll over Chiefs
October 29, 2012
Carson Palmer threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns while having all the time he needed in the pocket, leading Oakland to a 26-16 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
KU’s Naadir Tharpe enamored of his little girl
October 29, 2012
One of Naadir Tharpe’s tiniest, yet most vocal, fans resides in his hometown of Worcester, Mass. That person is Naadir’s 9-month-old daughter, Amara Grace Tharpe, who voices her pleasure for her papa in an enthusiastic way. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Bring back wishbone
12:00 a.m., October 29, 2012 Updated 10:25 a.m.
Luckily, Kansas doesn’t have a rip-off artist football coach who simply does what everybody else does. Here’s an outrageous suggestion for Charlie Weis to shock the world and the Baylor defense this Saturday in Waco. Column by Tom Keegan
Bankruptcies
October 29, 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.
Opinion: Iowa drawing electoral attention
October 29, 2012 in print edition on A10
A close presidential race has put more political focus on Iowa.
Scary story contest high school runner up: Conor Hiatt
October 29, 2012
I was walking home from school on an unusually dark afternoon when I felt a pair of eyes staring right at me …
Scary story contest high school runner up: Katie Guyot
October 29, 2012
I was walking home from school on an unusually dark afternoon when I felt a pair of eyes staring right at me …
Scary story contest middle school winner: Ryan Leibold
October 29, 2012
I was walking home from school on an unusually dark afternoon when I felt a pair of eyes staring right at me …
Letter: Silly idea
October 29, 2012
The state Democrats’ proposed “Buy American” law is a classic example of what Thomas Sowell describes as “stage one thinking.” At first blush, it sounds like good idea, but when one thinks beyond the feel-good, it is, in fact, a very silly idea.
Horoscopes for Oct. 29
October 29, 2012
For Monday, Oct. 29: Charisma and intensity mark this year. You will look at life more deeply. If you are single, a slew of admirers follow you nearly wherever you go. If you are attached, your relationship is exciting, yet you will note a back-and-forth emotional struggle.
Fix-It Chick: Seal the cold weather outside
October 29, 2012
When it comes to sealing the gaps around an exterior door, there are many weather strip options to choose from.
River City Jules: Justifying my love for Madonna
October 29, 2012
Like so many others this week, I am dressing up with my friends and heading out for some fun. But my road to Tuesday’s Madonna concert stretches much longer than 45 minutes on I-70.
Double Take: Be proactive to prevent political disputes at family gatherings
October 29, 2012
Dear Dr. Wes and Katie: I am dreading the holidays. All summer my family argued about politics. I was home from college, and I’m more liberal than my family. By Thanksgiving, we’ll know who wins the next election, and either way it’s going to be horrible. My family doesn’t argue about these things in a civil way. They argue like they’re on Fox News, and it always gets personal. Suggestions?
Lawrence Laundry: Style Rookies pursue their passion
October 29, 2012
Most of the girls in Style Rookies are interested in pursuing fashion (writing, designing, consulting, etc.) as a career, and it became readily apparent that I would be talking to girls who probably knew more about fashion than I did. Very quickly, I realized that though I had come to tell them about my style-writing job and, more broadly, about my personal experience with fashion and style, I would be learning far more from them.
Scary story contest elementary school winner: Maria Matamoros
October 29, 2012
I was walking home from school on an unusually dark afternoon when I felt a pair of eyes staring right at me …
Scary story contest elementary school runner up: Marian Frick
Bella’s Ghost”
October 29, 2012
I was walking home from school on an unusually dark afternoon when I felt a pair of eyes staring right at me …
Scary story contest elementary school runner up: Raeleigh Heck
October 29, 2012
I was walking home from school on an unusually dark afternoon when I felt a pair of eyes staring right at me …
Scary story contest high school winner: Carolyn Weiler
October 29, 2012
I was walking home from school on an unusually dark afternoon when I felt a pair of eyes staring right at me …
Scary story contest high school runner up: Caleb Woodard
October 29, 2012
I was walking home from school on an unusually dark afternoon when I felt a pair of eyes staring right at me …
40 years ago: Hallmark Cards marks 15 years in Lawrence
October 29, 2012
The plant had had a modest beginning in 1957.
Scary story contest middle school runner up: Noah Haas
October 29, 2012
I was walking home from school on an unusually dark afternoon when I felt a pair of eyes staring right at me …
Scary story contest middle school runner up: Stephanie Reed
October 29, 2012
I was walking home from school on an unusually dark afternoon, when I felt a pair of eyes staring right at me …
100 years ago: Politics, movie theaters, late apple crop in local news this week
October 29, 2012
“All parties and factions, Democrats, Republicans, Progressives and Suffragettes and all are winding up their fight for the majority of the votes.”