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Archive for Sunday, September 2, 2012

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12:53 a.m.
The historic round barn in Mullinville, Kan. (credit: Marci Penner) 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.
10:00 a.m.
A sampling of synthetic drugs that have been purchased in Salina stores. Kansas, nation can’t always keep up with constantly changing synthetic drugs
September 2, 2012
In decades of long-distance drives through the Midwest, Gary Conti, a retired Oklahoma State University professor, has avoided his share of potential accidents. Like any driver with enough miles under his or her belt, Conti has had to swerve or stop to avoid a collision with a deer or another animal darting across the road. But it never had been a person.
2:00 p.m.
This architect rendering of the proposed recreation center in northwest Lawrence shows the 172,000-square-foot fieldhouse. The drawing was provided by Paul Werner Architects and GouldEvans. City looks at options for new rec center property
September 2, 2012
City officials confirmed they are looking at a new piece of property to house a northwest Lawrence sports complex, as negotiations drag on with private developers seeking to locate the facility at Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway.
6:00 p.m.
Hameed Yusuf, foreground right, greets 7-month-old Khloe and her mother Kamari Logan at the entrance of Yusaf and his family's' new Habitat home at 1933 Maple Lane, Saturday Sept. 1, 2012. Yusaf, his wife Asikat Hameed and their five children will live in the 80th Lawrence Habitat for Humanity house which was dedicated Saturday. Kamari helped build the Hameed home and is in line for a future Habitat Home in Lawrence. Habitat for Humanity of Lawrence dedicates its 80th home
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
10:00 p.m.
Quenton Cole (recent KU Engineering grad) visits with secondary-school students in an agriculture class about harvesting rainwater for irrigation. Stories from a summer spent abroad
September 2, 2012
Three Kansas teams journeyed to Kenya in June, their luggage packed with medical supplies, irrigation tubing, soccer shirts and whatever the weight limit would allow.

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Kansas soccer ties ASU, 2-2
September 2, 2012
Senior Whitney Berry netted the game-tying goal from 40 yards out in the 85th minute as Kansas University and the Arizona State played to a 2-2 soccer draw Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Royals avoid sweep, 6-4
September 2, 2012
Tony Abreu is making the most of his limited chances and that could earn more playing time. Abreu drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins, 6-4, Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Xavier Henry relishes KU return
Ex-Jayhawk/current Hornet beats Isaac out of New Orleans
September 2, 2012
New Orleans Hornets guard Xavier Henry — who had been working out in the Big Easy after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on July 27 — hopped in his car and headed north last Monday, just a few hours ahead of Hurricane Isaac.
Recruits will fill the gaps
September 2, 2012
Spotting the Kansas University defensive lineman who came out of high school advertised as an outstanding prospect was an easy task in Saturday night’s 31-17, season-opening victory against South Dakota State. Too easy.
What, Charlie Weis worry? Coach sees good, bad, ‘crummy’
September 2, 2012
Fans of Kansas University football — particularly those who had hoped to see a blowout in Saturday’s season opener — might have gotten a jump-start on critiquing KU’s 31-17 victory against South Dakota State on Saturday night. KU coach Charlie Weis did his best to catch up Sunday.
State Sen. Schodorf says she is leaving GOP
September 2, 2012
Veteran moderate Republican State Sen. Jean Schodorf has announced she is leaving the GOP after being targeted this year by conservative groups who back Gov. Sam Brownback and losing to a conservative in the primary.
Football player sets sights on new goals after paralyzing injury
September 2, 2012
Matt Bollig was hoping his chance to be remembered would come on the football field. Slotted to be a starting offensive player on this year’s Ottawa University Braves football team, he was hoping to make history competing for a national championship. Then July 18 came. Matt was in the weight room with his teammates working out for the upcoming season when he broke his back lifting weights.
Fantasy abounds in attractions at Renaissance Festival
September 2, 2012
The Renaissance Festival opened Saturday and will hold regular hours today, and the “Magical Mermaid” joined a royal pub crawl among the festival’s new offerings. A film about jousting also will be shot during the festival next month.
KU law school grads opening bilingual firm
Men taking service-based approach to practice
September 2, 2012
Carlos Hernandez and Zach Roberson graduated from Kansas University School of Law. It’s where they met and became friends. But unlike some with dreams of finding a powerful firm and making partner at 35, Hernandez and Roberson have a different plan. They are opening a bilingual law firm in Olathe.
Woman flown to KU Hospital after being struck by vehicle
September 2, 2012
An 18 to 22-year-old woman was transported by helicopter to KU Hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle 1:01 a.m. Sunday morning, near the intersection of Ninth and Ohio streets.
Jacks’ big run ‘pretty cool’
September 2, 2012
Zach Zenner accepted a handoff two to three yards deep in the end zone, busted through Kansas University’s line and 13 seconds later completed the longest touchdown run in South Dakota State football history.
Bradley McDougald stands out
September 2, 2012
For Kansas University safety Bradley McDougald, Saturday’s 31-17 victory against South Dakota State was much more than a feel-good way to kick off his final season of college football. It was a comeback.
Charlie Weis: Atmosphere good, but it’ll be better
September 2, 2012
So far, Charlie Weis says he’s happy with Kansas’ newest football tradition.
NCAA: Self, KU athletics can’t market new facility
September 2, 2012
If the city’s proposed $24 million recreation center in northwest Lawrence becomes a huge draw for regional and national youth sporting tournaments, it won’t be because Bill Self or Kansas University officials put their marketing power behind it.
Dayne Crist solid, not spectacular — yet
September 2, 2012
For so much of Dayne Crist’s debut as Kansas University’s quarterback, Peggy Lee, a late singer from a bygone era, came to mind. You could almost hear her singing, “Is that all there is?”
Changing their tune: Jayhawks run past Jackrabbits
September 2, 2012
It has been a long time since a football team at Kansas University did something that deserved to be compared to the magical 2007 squad, which finished 12-1 and won the Orange Bowl. But it was that kind of effort in Memorial Stadium on Saturday night that led the Jayhawks to a 31-17 season-opening victory against South Dakota State.
City looks at options for new rec center property
September 2, 2012
City officials confirmed they are looking at a new piece of property to house a northwest Lawrence sports complex, as negotiations drag on with private developers seeking to locate the facility at Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Kansas, nation can’t always keep up with constantly changing synthetic drugs
September 2, 2012
In decades of long-distance drives through the Midwest, Gary Conti, a retired Oklahoma State University professor, has avoided his share of potential accidents. Like any driver with enough miles under his or her belt, Conti has had to swerve or stop to avoid a collision with a deer or another animal darting across the road. But it never had been a person.
Police efforts to combat synthetic drugs increasing
September 2, 2012
State and local law enforcement have recently taken on a larger role in seeking out manufacturers and distributors of synthetic drugs.
Lawrence High girls cross country wins at Manhattan
September 2, 2012
The Lawrence High girls cross country team placed two runners in the top three and edged host Manhattan High for the top spot in the Manhattan Invitational, Saturday at Warner Park.
Jarmoc stars again as KU volleyball completes tourney sweep
September 2, 2012
Kansas University junior Caroline Jarmoc had a career game for the second day in a row, and the Jayhawks completed a sweep of the Kansas Invitational with a four-set victory over Arkansas State, Saturday at Horejsi Center.
40 years ago: Pool unlikely to reopen as planned for Labor Day
September 2, 2012
Labor Day was starting off as a disappointment.
Wrong order
September 2, 2012
The Lawrence City Commission’s plan to consider on Tuesday whether to rezone 146 acres at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway seems like it’s putting the cart before the horse.
25 years ago: Lawrence second-grader threatening to sue school district
September 2, 2012
The 7-year-old boy had paid $100 from his own savings account to retain an attorney.
Theatre Lawrence hosting improv workshop
September 2, 2012
Theatre Lawrence has scheduled a three-part improv workshop.
Award-winning poet Nikky Finney to speak at KU
September 2, 2012
National Book Award-winning poet Nikky Finney is the next featured speaker in the Hall Center for the Humanities’ 2012-13 Humanities Lecture Series.
100 years ago: Baldwin residents to spend holiday laboring on road
September 2, 2012
“The operation should give Douglas county a splendid piece of roadway.”
Stories from a summer spent abroad
September 2, 2012
Three Kansas teams journeyed to Kenya in June, their luggage packed with medical supplies, irrigation tubing, soccer shirts and whatever the weight limit would allow.
Clinton Lake archery hunt applications now open
September 2, 2012
The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake will host its annual Special Archery Hunt in November and December at Bloomington and Rockhaven parks.
Haskell football loses opener to Presentation College
September 2, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University lost its first game of the season, 26-13, to Presentation College on Saturday.
Baker football defeats Peru State for first HAAC victory
September 2, 2012
Baker University running backs Jermaine Broomfield and Dillon Baxter combined for three scores as the No. 18 Wildcats posted their first Heart of America conference football victory of the season, 34-13 over Peru State on Saturday.
Veritas football starts season with explosive 62-14 victory
September 2, 2012
Entering the season opener with a new core group of players, Veritas Christian’s football team discovered Saturday night it is capable of scoring in bunches, just like the Eagles have done in the previous two-year stretch that included 20 wins and a 2010 Kansas Christian Athletic Association state championship.
Kyra Kilwein helps KU sweep Classic
September 2, 2012
Former Free State High runner Kyra Kilwein opened her senior season at Kansas University with a victory Saturday at the soggy Bob Timmons Classic at Rim Rock Farm.
Chiefs hoping injured players are able to make early returns
September 2, 2012
The banged-up Kansas City Chiefs are in wait-and-see mode with several injured players heading into their season opener against the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday.
Royals tumble twice to Twins
September 2, 2012
Joe Mauer hit a grand slam, Chris Parmelee added a three-run shot, and the Minnesota Twins outlasted the Kansas City Royals, 8-7, to complete a sweep of a doubleheader Saturday.
Horoscope for Sept. 2
September 2, 2012
For Sunday, Sept. 2: The way you react could change this year, as surprises become commonplace. What is a given is that you can expect the unexpected. If you are single, take your time getting to know the apple of your eye; there could be surprises along the way. If you are attached, you learn that you cannot control anyone’s responses except your own, and sometimes not even those.
It’s two for the show
September 2, 2012
On a lazy Labor Day eve, ABC indulges in one of programming’s more durable fallbacks: Make an arbitrary list and invite us to argue about it. “TV’s Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by the Paley Center for Media” (8 p.m. Sunday, ABC) presents a roundup of 30 small-screen couples, buddy pairs, allies and rivals who defined their particular series or, in some cases, all but stole those shows from their titular stars.
Fall Arts and Crafts Festival set for Sept. 9
September 2, 2012
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will host the 33rd annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival on Sunday, Sept 9., at South Park, 1141 Mass.
Seabury cross country teams finish in top five at Hayden Invitational
September 2, 2012
Seabury Academy’s girls cross country team placed fourth and the boys took fifth on Saturday at the Hayden Invitational.
Obama shows hostility to business
September 2, 2012 in print edition on A9
From time to time in my county wanderings, I’ve stopped for a pulled pork sandwich at an imitation caboose in a shopping center parking lot. Nearby, is a miniature trolley car where I’ve sometimes ordered an espresso. Whenever I visit these modest establishments, I’m overcome with admiration. Someone may have risked his life’s savings to pursue the dream of going into business for himself. The proprietors have to be accountants, salesmen, servers, employers, janitors. Small businesses such as these are the chief creators of jobs in America.
Lied Center hosting free outdoor concert with Buckwheat Zydeco
September 2, 2012
The Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, will host a free outdoor concert with band Buckwheat Zydeco at 7 p.m. Friday.
Massage therapist needs to know about bug bites
September 2, 2012
Dear Annie: My friend is a massage therapist. She had been offering me discounted professional massages in her home for months, and I finally took her up on it. The massage was fantastic. Later that night, however, I found many fleabites on my back, arms and legs. I am certain I got them from her house during our session. My friend has suggested that I continue coming to her house to work on my sore back, and frankly, I’d love to do it. But the thought of getting bitten by fleas again turns my stomach and will not make for a very relaxing experience.
Memoir chronicles author’s battle between religion, sexual preferences
September 2, 2012
Lawrence writer Kelly Barth details a struggle between fundamentalist Christianity and the alternative sexuality it abhors in her memoir, “My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus.”
Behind the Lens: 2 choices for off-camera flashes
September 2, 2012
If you use a digital, single-lens reflex camera and you want to get your flash off your camera, you have two choices: wired or wireless.
Kovel’s Antiques: Many Americans unfamiliar with Chinese inkcakes
September 2, 2012
For the past few years, auctions of Chinese antiques have attracted many bidders and high bids.
Conks on trees a sign of internal decay
September 2, 2012
Mushrooms, conks and other plate- or shelf-like structures are rarely good signs when seen growing on live trees or popping up from tree roots. The fungi that produce these types of fruiting structures feed on tissue inside of the tree, weakening it and increasing the potential for tree failure.
Boomer Girl: ‘Fifty Shades of Radar’ the next best-seller
September 2, 2012
I wasn’t going to go there. Really, I wasn’t. But this “Fifty Shades of Grey” business is out of control.
Faith Forum: Do you have advice for couples who don’t share the same religion?
September 2, 2012
Dennis Karpowitz and Pastor Rick Burwick answer.
KU choir students a hit in Germany
September 2, 2012
For an American college student, performing operas in Germany comes with certain challenges.
Reality tempers foreign policy shifts
September 2, 2012 in print edition on A9
I’ve just returned from a gorgeous Maine vacation in time to follow the hoopla of the presidential conventions (from the sublime to the ridiculous?). I’ll be writing on Mitt Romney’s foreign-policy potential — and President Obama’s performance — as the conventions progress.