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Lyndon man ultra winner
September 9, 2012
From the looks of Darin Schneidewind, he’d had an extensive, rough Saturday night.
Ottawa prep Semi Ojeleye picks Duke
September 9, 2012
Semi Ojeleye, a 6-foot-6 senior forward from Ottawa High, orally committed to play basketball at Duke during Sunday’s in-home visit with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Kansas soccer edges ’Pack
September 9, 2012
Junior forward Caroline Kastor picked up her second-consecutive two-goal match to help Kansas University to a 3-2 victory over North Carolina State on Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Shorthanded Chiefs come up short, 40-24
September 9, 2012
The Chiefs were without their best pass rusher, their top coverage cornerback, a stalwart on the defensive line and a reliable safety who hardly ever misses a game. Tough way to face the potent Atlanta Falcons in the season opener.
KU football plans to bounce back
September 9, 2012
When a team comes up short in 27 of its last 33 games, losses have a way of becoming a little too familiar.
Don’t give up just yet
September 9, 2012
A Kansas University victory, even an unimpressive one, against Rice would have guaranteed a sellout for Saturday’s 11 a.m. kickoff against TCU in Memorial Stadium.
And the winner is … Diamond Dixon, Thomas Robinson take top honors
September 9, 2012
Thomas Robinson, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, and Diamond Dixon, U.S. Olympic gold-medal winner in the 4x400 relay last month in London, claimed Kansas University men’s and women’s 2011-12 athletes of the year during Sunday’s Rock Chalk Choice Awards at Lied Center.
Higher education official says remedial course bill has become positive
September 9, 2012
Higher education officials were less than thrilled during the last legislative session when House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, pushed for legislation to prohibit the use of tax dollars for remedial courses at state universities.
Retired builder transforms tools into insect art
September 9, 2012
Leroy Mize,a retired builder, began making grasshopper figures out of a pipe wrench and nails after seeing one at a gasoline station during a vacation in Wichita.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
September 9, 2012
Road work planned for the week of September 10, 2012.
Charlie Weis-Dayne Crist duo not so dynamic
September 9, 2012
The quarterback Midas touch of Charlie Weis, blended with his reunion with the five-star quarterback who spent four years at Notre Dame, made for such a natural marketing campaign to put Kansas University football back under bright lights.
Rain barely affects drought
September 9, 2012
Lawrence got a little rain this week but not enough to catch up with average rainfall for the year. In short, we’re still in a drought, and it’s likely to stay that way.
KU assistant professor examines how young adults have changed how they engage in politics
September 9, 2012
In 2008, 48.5 percent of young adults ages 18 to 24 in the United States voted in elections, compared with a high of 52.1 percent in 1972. From this data, many people might construe that young Americans are becoming less involved in their country’s political process.
A kick in the teeth: Late FG lifts Owls past KU
September 9, 2012
About 30 minutes after the final horn sounded on Kansas University’s 25-24, fall-from-in-front collapse against Rice on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, KU senior Daymond Patterson sat with a bag of ice on his hand, a slight shrug in his shoulders and a stunned look on his face.
40 years ago: Commissioners informed of need for food in community
September 9, 2012
Food supplies were urgently needed for many local people not on welfare but with serious needs.
100 years ago: Back-to-school time for Lawrence students
September 9, 2012
“Two thousand Lawrence boys and girls picked up 2,000 sets of books this morning and turned their faces toward the city schools.”
City cross country roundup: Firebirds 4th, 5th at Emporia
September 9, 2012
The Free State High boys and girls varsity cross country teams ran to top-five finishes in the Emporia Invitational on Saturday at Jones Park.
KU volleyball sweeps for Jayhawk Invitational title
September 9, 2012
The Kansas University volleyball team swept Wyoming in three sets to win the Jayhawk Invitational title on Saturday at Horejsi Center.
Arts Center’s artists in residence to teach classes
September 9, 2012
The Lawrence Arts Center’s new artists in residence will begin teaching classes to the public this week.
Journal-World hosting freelance happy hour
September 9, 2012
If you’re a writer, blogger, dreamer or simply want to know more about freelancing for the Journal-World, join us for a happy hour Monday, Sept. 17, at Frank’s North Star Tavern, 508 Locust St.
Nutcracker’ auditions Sept. 16
September 9, 2012
A holiday classic with a Kansas twist is coming back to the Lawrence Arts Center this year, and you can be part of it.
Behind the Lens: What to do when a plan is washed out
September 9, 2012
For this week’s column, I wanted to describe how a photograph came about during a search for a feature image for the newspaper.
Familiar faces coming to the big screen this fall
Gandalf, Bond and Lincoln in most-anticipated films this awards season
September 9, 2012
The fall is traditionally the time of year studios release what they think gives them their best chance for Oscar gold, and there’s an intriguing crop of movies slated for release for the rest of 2012.
Kovel’s Antiques: Joke ceramics a highly collectible oddity
September 9, 2012
Put some fun into your collections and start hunting for old or new figurines, plates and drinking mugs that were meant to be jokes.
Garden Calendar: Shared gardens help communities grow
September 9, 2012
Glance inside the borders of a community garden, and you are likely to see green beans, squash, tomatoes and many other plants that are common in any Kansas garden.
Questions persist
Can an ambitious recreation project being considered by the city really fulfill all of the goals being set for it?
September 9, 2012
It takes a while to get all the questions answered on a project with as many pieces as the proposed recreation complex at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway — and Lawrence city commissioners are right not to commit to the project until at least most of those questions are answered.
Learn to accept stepdaughter’s ways
September 9, 2012
Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 30 years. We each have adult children from previous marriages. One, “Luella,” only wants a relationship when it suits her. We don’t hear from her on Father’s Day, but if you miss something for her, she’s “hurt.” She’s a taker, not a giver.
PBS series casts a chill
September 9, 2012
Summer’s over; let’s get gloomy! Nobody does brooding and existential dread better than Sweden’s own inspector Kurt Wallander, the protagonist of many best-selling detective novels as well as “Wallander,” now in its third three-part series on “Masterpiece Mystery!” (8 p.m., Sunday, PBS, check local listings).
Horoscope for Sept. 9
September 9, 2012
This year you approach life with newfound determination and seriousness. You often have inspired ideas and follow through on them. If you are single, you could meet your next sweetie through your work and/or a friend. If you are attached, the two of you decide to make a greater commitment to each other sometime near your next birthday.
Progressivism tied to college football
September 9, 2012 in print edition on A9
With two extravagant entertainments under way, it is instructive to note the connection between the presidential election and the college football season: Barack Obama represents progressivism, a doctrine whose many blemishes on American life include universities as football factories, which progressivism helped to create.
Sister delivers a powerful message
September 9, 2012 in print edition on A9
Let’s talk about the other speech. Yes, Bill Clinton delivered a 48-minute stemwinder to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night that was so mesmerizing even Republicans praised it. But after the huzzahs for Clinton fade, save a little nod of affirmation for Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, a Roman Catholic social justice group. She did not speak long — about seven minutes. Her delivery was not particularly powerful. But with the moral authority of her calling, she did something that has sorely needed doing for some weeks now.
Lions tennis fifth at Emporia Invitational
September 9, 2012
Lawrence High’s Kendall Pritchard went 2-2, and the Lions’ girls tennis team placed fifth among six teams Saturday at the Emporia Invitational.
Czapinski wins four for Free State tennis
September 9, 2012
Junior Alexis Czapinski went undefeated in singles play, but the Free State girls tennis team took eighth place Saturday at the Salina Central Invitational.
Lawrence High volleyball 3-2 at SMS tourney
September 9, 2012
Lawrence High’s volleyball team won three of five matches Saturday at the Shawnee Mission South tournament.
Free State volleyball loses first games of season
September 9, 2012
Free State High’s volleyball team lost for the first time this season, going 0-4 Saturday at the Mo-Kan Invitational.
Chisox solve Royals
September 9, 2012
The White Sox reversed a couple of bad trends and held off Kansas City to break an unlikely skid to the Royals.
Falcons’ offense primed for wounded Chiefs
September 9, 2012
Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez and the rest of the high-powered Atlanta Falcons offense surely must be salivating when they imagine visiting Kansas City today.
Around and about in local business
September 9, 2012
Local business news for the week ending September 7, 2012.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for September 11, 2012
September 9, 2012
City commissioners will consider approving the Northeast Area Plan, a document that spells out future land uses for much of the undeveloped portions of Grant Township in northern Douglas County.
25 years ago: Hearing on eviction of man with disability postponed again
September 9, 2012
The Kansas Court of Appeals was still in the process of reviewing the case.
Colorful history: Spencer Museum exhibit sheds light on Renaissance artist
September 9, 2012
The characters depicted in Giorgio Vasari’s “Christ Carrying the Cross” are familiar, depicted countless times by innumerable artists.
Faith Forum: Is social media a good way for people to promote their religious views?
September 9, 2012
The Rev. Josh Longbottom and Doug Heacock answer.