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2 suspects charged in pistol-whipping incident
September 1, 2012
Two 19-year-old Topeka men were charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with numerous crimes related to a Wednesday incident in which a Kansas University student was pistol-whipped during a robbery at The Reserve apartment complex, 2511 W. 31st St.
Habitat for Humanity of Lawrence dedicates its 80th home
House is largest in group’s history
September 1, 2012
On Saturday, Habitat for Humanity of Lawrence dedicated its 80th house, giving it to the Hameed family, who emigrated from Nigeria in 2003. It’s the biggest house Habitat has built in its 23-year-history, but it’s not done yet
Railfest transports riders back in time
September 1, 2012
Ten-year-old Bella Otter thinks old things are awesome. Decked out in Kansas University gear early Saturday afternoon, she was perky and excited to take a train ride with her family from Baldwin City to Norwood, her grandfather’s idea. “I’ve never been on a train before,” she said. “An old one is cool.”
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September 1, 2012
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KU D-line believes it will improve upon last year’s sad sack total
September 1, 2012
Some days, the objective is five sacks. Other days, it’s six. During practices this August, Kansas University’s defensive linemen have put pressure on themselves to hit certain marks.
Man, 74, charged with child sex crimes
September 1, 2012
A 74-year-old Lawrence man was charged in Douglas County District Court on Friday with two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
No-contest pleas in sex crime case
September 1, 2012
A 40-year-old Lawrence man pleaded no contest Friday to sex crime charges against two children. Stevie L. Stafford’s no-contest pleas were for two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child stemming from incidents involving an 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl.
Jayhawk tailgating kicks off today with first football game
September 1, 2012
Kansas University football season starts this weekend, and with it comes tailgating season. New coach Charlie Weis and his KU team kick off against South Dakota State at 6 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium.
Lawrence man jailed in molestation case
September 1, 2012
A 24-year-old Lawrence man who allegedly molested a 13-year-old Tonganoxie girl in a Tonganoxie park is in Leavenworth County Jail.
Landmark barn turns 100
September 1, 2012
The old, round barn was falling apart back in the 1940s when Norval Ralstin was growing up on a nearby farm. “It’s always been standing out there pretty lonely,” said Ralstin, who grew up with the white barn always part of his landscape.
Everything goes’ at biker rally
September 1, 2012
If your party gets rained on, party in the mud. This was the example set by the thousands of motorcyclists and campers who descended on Paradise Point at Perry Lake on Friday for a Labor Day weekend filled with partying, live music and, of course, motorcycles.
40 years ago: Rainy conditions could dampen Labor Day recreation
September 1, 2012
Rain had been prevalent in the area for a few days.
25 years ago: Interest still compounding on overdue taxes
September 1, 2012
The Douglas County Treasurer’s Office had collected nearly $99,000 in late 1986 taxes.
Kansas soccer blanks Jays
September 1, 2012
Kansas University freshman Ashley Williams scored a pair of goals and added an assist, and KU’s defense held visiting Creighton to just four shots to earn its third-straight shutout, 3-0, on a rainy Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Royals rained out
September 1, 2012
Jarrod Dyson can still help the Kansas City Royals with his speed. Playing the outfield, however, is out for now.
TV honors astronaut Neil Armstrong
September 1, 2012
Discovery and its Science Channel affiliate will air tributes to astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died last week.
100 years ago: KU professor: Four conditions lead to juvenile delinquency
September 1, 2012
“Bad boys are the result of four distinct conditions that exist in their early life.”
Horoscope for Sept. 1
September 1, 2012
For Saturday, Sept. 1: This year you are capable of making a big difference in many friends’ and loved ones’ lives. You will demonstrate a high level of sensitivity to their emotional aches and pains. If you are single, this quality will draw someone very special to you. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy socializing as a couple far more than in the past.
LHS football has chances, but falls to Vikes
September 1, 2012
Somehow, Brad Strauss gave his team one final shot at a tie score.
Despite elements, Free State football cruises
September 1, 2012
After Friday night’s season opener, Free State High’s football team might be inspired to plead with meteorologists for a rainy forecast every week.
Caroline Jarmoc helps KU volleyball sweep
September 1, 2012
Caroline Jarmoc knew her mother, Zofia, had made the long trip from Canada to watch Caroline play volleyball for Kansas University for the first time in two years.
Kansas RB Taylor Cox immune to hype
September 1, 2012
Think of Taylor Cox as the anti-Jocques Crawford, and keep your fingers crossed that he remains the polar opposite of the hyped bust when he takes the field Saturday for Kansas University in its football opener against South Dakota State in Memorial Stadium, 6:06 p.m. kickoff.
Nation’s condition argues against Obama re-election
September 1, 2012
The Republican presidential nominating convention is over, and, within days, Democrats will be gathering for their convention to formally launch their effort to give President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden another four years to run the country.
Iran, Soviet deterrence very different
September 1, 2012 in print edition on A8
There are few foreign-policy positions more silly than the assertion without context that “deterrence works.” It is like saying air power works. Well, it worked for Kosovo; it didn’t work over North Vietnam. It’s like saying city-bombing works. It worked in Japan 1945 (Tokyo through Nagasaki). It didn’t in the London blitz.
Veritas sporting new looks this fall
September 1, 2012
Veritas Christian School’s fall sports programs — even football — will be getting used to some new faces this season.
Together again: Dayne Crist, Charlie Weis fired up for final fling
September 1, 2012
During his four seasons at Notre Dame, Kansas University quarterback Dayne Crist threw for 2,300 yards and 16 touchdowns in 10 starts. So this whole leader-of-the-team thing is not exactly new for Crist, KU’s prized offseason acquisition who became a team captain in four months and the face of the franchise overnight.
Tongie stuns Lansing, 22-20
September 1, 2012
Junior Cole Holloway ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns, and Tonganoxie High held on for a two-point football victory over Lansing on Friday at Frank Graham Field.
Dallas prep Karviar Shepherd has KU on final list
September 1, 2012
Karviar Shepherd, a 6-foot-10, 225-pound senior basketball center from Prime Prep Academy in Dallas, has cut his list of prospective colleges to five, Rivals.com reports.