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Cain tags two, powers Royals past White Sox
September 7, 2012
Lorenzo Cain hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking, two-run shot in the ninth inning, as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox, 7-5, on Friday night.
Property owners want answers on extra tax for more parking
September 7, 2012
City officials are going to have to provide some extra information before downtown property owners will consent to an extra tax to fund more parking near the expanding Lawrence Public Library.
Grandparents go back to school
September 7, 2012
Who bakes us cookies just because? Who listens to our stories? Who snuggles us while we read? Grandparents do, and that’s why we love them.
Kansas files friend-of-court in concealed carry case
September 7, 2012
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the state has joined 13 other states supporting a lawsuit over Maryland’s restrictions on concealed-carry permits.
Brownback marks Kansas preparedness events
September 7, 2012
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and other state officials are reminding residents to prepare for disasters and emergencies as drought conditions create a fire risk.
Boundary change to be discussed
September 7, 2012
The Lawrence school board may change a district boundary on Monday after months of consideration.
Leader of bioscience incubator at KU leaving for another job
September 7, 2012
The leader of a highly-praised technology and bioscience incubator on Kansas University’s West Campus is leaving his post to take a leadership role with a local high-tech company.
Trail group in it for the long run this weekend
September 7, 2012
It should be a walk in the park, or perhaps a run. Lawrence Trail Hawks will host 100-mile and 50-mile races as well as a marathon Saturday and Sunday, at Clinton State Park, 798 N. 1415 Road, Lawrence.
Kansas Arts Foundation raises $105k, but disburses no funds to local organizations in inaugural year
04:27 p.m., September 7, 2012 Updated 07:06 p.m.
The Kansas Arts Foundation raised nearly $105,000 in its first year but made no allocations to local arts groups, according to documents submitted to the IRS.
Home schooling discussion ends before it starts
September 7, 2012
State officials on Friday backed off any examination of the requirements for home schooling. “I don’t see us pursuing that next year,” said state Rep. Steve Huebert, R-Valley Center, who is chairman of the House-Senate Legislative Educational Planning Committee.
3 injured in head-on accident in 900 block of Maine Street
02:19 p.m., September 7, 2012 Updated 06:45 p.m.
Two people were extricated from two vehicles after a head-on collision in the 900 block of Maine Street at around 2:15 p.m. Friday.
Eye endorses Schlingensiepen in 2nd Congressional District race
September 7, 2012
Lawrence attorney Bob Eye on Friday formally endorsed fellow Democrat Tobias Schlingensiepen in the 2nd Congressional District race.
Brownback: Feds don’t cite fixes at women’s prison
September 7, 2012
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says federal officials who’ve criticized the state prison for women aren’t considering aggressive steps taken to combat sexual misconduct against inmates.
KUsports.com staff’s Week 2 college football picks
September 7, 2012
The following are the Journal-World staffers’ picks for Week 1 of the college football season.
Douglas County Jail inmate indicted for failing to register as a sex offender
September 7, 2012
A Douglas County Jail inmate was indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court for failing to register as a sex offender.
Dead battery thwarts would-be truck thieves in Lawrence
September 7, 2012
Some potential vehicle thieves were thwarted in an early-morning theft attempt Friday.
Big 12 reaches $2.6B deal with ESPN, Fox Sports
September 7, 2012
The Big 12 has reached an agreement with ESPN and Fox Sports on a 13-year contract reportedly worth $2.6 billion to televise football and men’s basketball through 2024-25.
Town Talk: Godfather’s Pizza closes in West Lawrence; Eileen’s Colossal Cookies reopens; city moving to take next step on curbside recycling but service can’t begin until 2014
09:20 a.m., September 7, 2012 Updated 10:26 a.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
FACT CHECK: Obama and the phantom peace dividend
September 7, 2012
President Barack Obama laid claim to a peace dividend that doesn’t exist when he told the nation he wants to use money saved by ending wars to build highways, schools and bridges.
Man charged with robbery, battery
September 7, 2012
A 23-year-old Russell man has been charged with aggravated robbery and battery stemming from a May 13 incident in which prosecutors allege the man used a handgun during a robbery.
First Bell: The science fair should forge ahead; boundary change in front of the board Monday
September 7, 2012
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.
100 years ago: Police follow through on new order to shoot unleashed dogs
September 7, 2012
“Some of the owners of the dogs that were killed this morning were very indignant.”
25 years ago: No new dorms planned for KU’s growing student population
September 7, 2012
For the second time in two years, student enrollment at Kansas University was expected to increase by about 1,000 students.
Firebirds win gymnastics quad
September 7, 2012
Free State High’s Jacqueline Zaitz took the all-around and the Firebirds won the team title Thursday at the Shawnee Mission East quadrangular gymnastics meet. Free State totaled 102.5 points and LHS 94.55. Scores for SM East and North were not available.
Middle class
September 7, 2012
The recent article about the hurting middle class was no surprise. What hurts most is the lack of jobs. If the construction workers were back to work it would help immensely. The problem is we need a strong middle class to generate more house building, remodeling, car buying etc. Demand is what drives job creation and demand is produced by a healthy middle class.
Kansas WR Josh Ford has knack for blocks
12:00 a.m., September 7, 2012 Updated 04:42 p.m.
Though Kansas University receiver Josh Ford was happy with his blocked punt in Saturday’s 31-17 victory over South Dakota State, he says it’s not his best one. Not even close.
Syria has parallels to Afghanistan
September 7, 2012 in print edition on A8
The U.S. and its allies are moving in Syria toward a program of covert support for the rebels that, for better or worse, looks very much like what America and its friends did in Afghanistan in the 1980s.
40 years ago: 19th and Louisiana under study to improve safety
September 7, 2012
The intersection of was congested, especially in early morning.
Regional prep sports roundups: Sept. 7
September 7, 2012
High school sports notes and highlights from around the region.
Wayne Simien proud of fundraising work
Lawrence Family Promise events set for Sunday, Monday
September 7, 2012
Former Kansas University All-America basketball power forward Wayne Simien and Cindy Self, wife of KU coach Bill Self, are fourth-year co-chairs of Sunday and Monday fundraisers for Lawrence’s Family Promise.
Free State volleyball wins 3 at O-South
September 7, 2012
Free State High’s volleyball team ran its record to 5-0 with three victories Thursday night at Olathe South.
Seabury sweeps Wathena Riverside
September 7, 2012
Seabury Academy’s volleyball team had 19 services aces Thursday night in a sweep of Wathena Riverside.
Home schoolers get their shot at athletics
September 7, 2012
Back when he was a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Lawrence resident Ric Mitchell was feeling a little cooped up by his job.
Stopped short: Lions win 2, run out of gas
September 7, 2012
For a while, not much could curtail Lawrence High’s volleyball attack Thursday night at its home quadrangular.
After shutout victory, Firebirds gear for Vikings
September 7, 2012
Free State High football coach Bob Lisher hasn’t had to worry about his players’ heads getting too big following their season-opening 37-0 victory at Olathe Northwest last week.
Haunted by opening woes, Lions travel to SMNW
September 7, 2012
The past few days at Lawrence High football practices haven’t been easy, and that wasn’t the result of the high-tempo format nor the late afternoon heat.
Rangers edge Royals in 10
September 7, 2012
Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff triple in the 10th inning and scored on Michael Young’s single to lift the Texas Rangers over the Kansas City Royals, 5-4, on Thursday night.
More planning
September 7, 2012
I just returned from an East Lawrence Neighborhood Association meeting, where I heard about another Compton-Treanor plan to remake the east side of downtown Lawrence. It is a huge seven-story building. The project is designed simply to guarantee maximum return to investors. All over again, the project is aimed at the well-to-do, and pays little attention to the desires of the local neighborhood.
Kansas plan
September 7, 2012
It’s no secret that Gov. Sam Brownback doesn’t support the federal Affordable Care Act. The question is whether he will risk handicapping his state by refusing to move forward on decisions that will guide, and likely improve, the implementation of national health care in Kansas.
Horoscope for Sept. 7
September 7, 2012
For Friday, Sept. 7: This year you tend to overthink. You could let that habit run rampant in your life, but know that talking and thinking will prevent you from feeling. If you are single, you could meet someone who also overthinks. If you are attached, you relate far better, as you both commit to a mutual interest.
Networks join in cancer fight
September 7, 2012
Networks cast aside competition for an hour to co-broadcast the annual special “Stand Up to Cancer ’12” (7 p.m., ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, HBO, ION, LMN, Showtime, Starz, TBS, VH1).