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City mulls ways to fund new police facility
September 8, 2012
Not all the big buildings that the city of Lawrence is thinking about building will be full of fun and games.
Person in wheelchair hit by vehicle at 23rd and Alabama
September 8, 2012
A person in a wheelchair was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Saturday afternoon after being hit by a car at 23rd and Alabama streets.
Owls relish big kick
September 8, 2012
A jubilant group of Rice University football players lifted placekicker Chris Boswell into the air after the Keller, Texas, junior’s game-winning, 45-yard field goal split the uprights as time expired in the Owls’ shocking 25-24 victory over Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Kicking game concerns KU
September 8, 2012
Two games into the 2012 season, Kansas University’s football team already has identified what could become a major problem: kicking.
Kansas Land Trust to hold fundraiser to help land conservation
September 8, 2012
The Kansas Land Trust will hold a disc-golf tournament fundraiser Oct. 20 at Thronfield Disc Golf Course, 6701 W. 167th St., Stilwell, to help conserve an additional 2,000 acres of prairie, ranch land and farmland this year.
Smithsonian exhibit comes to Kansas
September 8, 2012
The giant gears are set up, and the hard hats are on display.
Harvest picnic a celebration of area’s history
September 8, 2012
In 1873, Clinton-area residents held a picnic — the Sigel Harvest Home Picnic — to give thanks for the summer’s produce. Nearly 140 years later, about 75 of their ancestors and other community members gathered to continue the tribute at the Harvest Home Picnic and Music Festival on Saturday evening at Clinton Lake.
Artful works on display at Haskell Indian Art Market
September 8, 2012
With rows of vendors and hundreds of visitors, it can be hard to stand out at a large craft fair like Haskell’s. But Lita Atencio has been a vendor here for eight years, and she said there’s a trick to get passersby to notice her wares: be friendly.
Panel rejects kidnapping appeal
September 8, 2012
An appeals court panel has rejected the arguments of a man convicted in Douglas County of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary and aggravated intimidation of a witness.
Kastor scores twice in KU soccer victory
September 8, 2012
Caroline Kastor scored twice and assisted on another goal as the Kansas University soccer team took down Missouri State, 4-1, Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Andrew Harvey stars as Veritas football routs Burlingame
September 8, 2012
Senior Andrew Harvey totaled 151 yards on just four carries and Veritas Christian School romped to a mercy-ruled victory against Burlingame, 54-8 in three quarters, on Friday at the Eagles’ Nest.
Horoscope for Sept. 8
September 8, 2012
For Saturday, Sept. 8: This year you often act on one idea while espousing a different one. You also tend to say one thing but do another. If you are single, you could meet someone through one of your commitments. If you are attached, working together on a project or for a common cause strengthens the bond between you.
A killer role for nice guy
September 8, 2012
Lifetime movies have become a place where nice guys get creepy.
Hiring new dean is top priority for KU medical school
September 8, 2012
Kansas University School of Medicine faculty members and students had hoped the current school year would start with a new dean. Even if he or she wasn’t able to move into the dean’s office by the start of classes, it would have been nice for the name of the new dean to be known.
Science should be part of presidential debate
September 8, 2012
This fall, President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney will have a series of debates covering domestic and foreign affairs. The first debate should be about Science, with a capital S. Why? Because Science affects every aspect of society, underpinning smart policy governing energy, food production, human health, national security, economic growth, environmental fitness, natural resources and the quality of life.
First lady’s speech ‘brilliantly cynical’
September 8, 2012 in print edition on A8
Given the state of the economy, by any historical standard, Barack Obama should be 15 points behind Mitt Romney. Why is he tied? The empathy gap. On “caring about average people,” Obama wins by 22 points. Maintaining that gap was a principal goal of the Democratic convention. It’s the party’s only hope of winning in November.
25 years ago: Musicians, poets, artists gather for week-long event
September 8, 2012
The River City Reunion had kicked off with a party at the Bottleneck.
40 years ago: Activities planned for KU Space Center dedication
September 8, 2012
NASA administrator James C. Fletcher was expected to deliver a major address.
Lions football dominates up front to ground SMNW, 42-13
September 8, 2012
After last week’s loss, Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd admitted to having a “man-to-man” talk with his offensive linemen about what it means to play up front for the Lions.
St. Marys scorches Independence Home School, 60-6
September 8, 2012
Independence Home School (1-1) lost at St. Mary’s Academy (2-0) by 54 points.
Defense leads KU volleyball to doubleheader sweep
September 8, 2012
Defense was on display as Kansas University’s volleyball team defeated Arizona State, 20-25, 25-19, 26-24, 25-23, in the Jayhawk Invitational on Friday night at Horejsi Center.
Big plays push Free State football past SM West, 28-14
September 8, 2012
Free State High’s football team arrived Friday night at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium ready to drop a bombshell on Shawnee Mission West.
Holsopple teaches Jayhawks toughness from the heart
September 8, 2012
The instructions were clear and the tone plenty serious. Last winter, not long after being hired by head coach Charlie Weis, Kansas University strength-and-conditioning director Scott Holsopple received a phone call from one of his new players who was running late.
Free State’s Tye Hughes one fiery ‘Bird
September 8, 2012
I thought it only happened in cartoons. Roadrunner would trick Wile E. Coyote into falling off a cliff and poor Wile E. would get scrunched up like an accordion. In the next scene, Wile E. Coyote would be good as new. Then he’d get flattened on the pavement by a semi. Sure enough, the next scene he’d sport not even a bruise.
100 years ago: Streetcar company surprises drivers with watermelon feast
September 8, 2012
“Imagine their surprise when they saw a wagon load of watermelons.”