Archive for Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Lee Howe, who lives at 2920 Pebble Lane, has created a musically synchronized flashing light display for Halloween. The display, which includes lighted pumpkins, gravestones and a pirate ship, puts on a nine-minute show in Howe’s front yard. 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
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine. 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
11:00 a.m.
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October 30, 2012

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12:00 p.m.
Deon Rhoutt escaped from a prisoner transport van Monday evening. He's 5'5", about 140 pounds. Escaped sex offender captured Tuesday in Oread neighborhood
12:00 a.m., October 30, 2012 Updated 5:26 p.m.
Less than 24 hours after an escape from a prison transport van in Lawrence, a convicted Colorado sex offender is back in custody. Deon Gregory Routt, 22, was spotted by police on foot patrol at about 3 p.m. Tuesday near 12th and Indiana streets. By Shaun Hittle
2:00 p.m.
Gene Cusic, second from right on top, is shown in this 1947 Emporia State yearbook photograph. Emporia State upset KU basketball? It happened 65 years ago
October 30, 2012
Gene Cusic only missed one game during his collegiate basketball career because of sickness. Sixty-five years later, he wishes it hadn’t been when his Emporia State Teachers College team defeated Phog Allen-coached Kansas University, 67-44. Story by Jesse Newell
11:11 p.m.
Kansas forward Perry Ellis catches a hand to the face from Emporia State forward Daniel Shaw during the first half, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Also pictured is ESU forward Michael Harris. Stoic Perry Ellis shines in KU’s exhibition win over Emporia State
October 30, 2012
Kansas freshman guard Perry Ellis didn’t show much emotion in his major-college debut, but that didn’t stop him from pouring in a team-high 15 points on perfect 5-for-5 shooting in Kansas’ 88-54 exhibition victory over Emporia State on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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