Archive for Monday, September 10, 2012

Also from September 10

Blog entries
On the street
Who is the best football coach in the Big 12?

Poll results

Response Percent
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops
Kansas coach Charlie Weis
TCU coach Gary Patterson
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen
Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads
Texas coach Mack Brown
Baylor coach Art Briles
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville
Total 1994
Are you planning on commemorating the 9/11 attacks in your own personal way?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 308

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kathy Morgan, of Morganton, N.C., picks out a turquoise necklace to purchase. “I came a long way just for this,” said Morgan of her trip to the annual market. 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.
6:00 a.m.
Chan (Coco) Wang, from China, on of several international students at Bishop Seabury Academy, participates in choir practice Friday at school. One year not nearly enough for international students at Lawrence’s Bishop Seabury Academy
September 5, 2012
Rather than a relatively short-term engagement with local host families, Bishop Seabury’s international students often stay with extended biological family in the U.S. in lieu of attending secondary school in their home countries. Many — if not most — also hope to go to university in the U.S. Gregarious, inquisitive and confident, Chan wants to go to Kansas University and study education.
10:00 a.m.
Leroy Mize, of Oskaloosa, looks over his collection of grasshoppers he’s made from old pipe wrenches, one of which is a 4-foot-long grasshopper that requires two people to move. 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.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas track and field standout Diamond Dixon is interviewed on the red carpet by members of the press before entering the Lied Center for the Rock Chalk Choice Awards on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
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.

All stories

Board approves report on bond issue
September 10, 2012
The Lawrence school board on Monday approved a plan for pre-election planning relating to its proposed bond issue.
Proposal restricts industrial development north of town
September 10, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners at their meeting today are being asked to approve a new long-range plan that calls for very little new industrial development to happen near the Lawrence Municipal Airport or along the Interstate 70 corridor north of North Lawrence.
Brownback defends tax cuts as necessary to grow the economy
September 10, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday told approximately 1,200 people at the Lied Center that population and job growth were his primary goals in signing into law massive tax cuts. “I want to win our league,” Brownback said at the Kansas University School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture Series.
Lecompton couple’s hydroponic lettuce growing in popularity
September 10, 2012
“With hydroponics, if you screw up, you find out real fast. You don’t have any buffer.”
Head-on crash on Maine Street still under investigation; one driver still in hospital
September 10, 2012
Police are still investigating a head-on crash that took place Friday in the 900 block of Maine Street.
GOP nominee for NE Kansas statehouse seat withdraws
September 10, 2012
The Republican nominee for a northeast Kansas seat in the state House has withdrawn after facing questions about whether he still lived in Idaho.
KU-Northern Illinois kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22
Game to be shown on ESPN3
September 10, 2012
Kickoff for the Kansas University football program’s Week 4 game at Northern Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 22, has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
100 years later, Temperance Union fights on
September 10, 2012
Much has changed in the 100 years since The Women’s Christian Temperance Union first set up a booth at the Kansas State Fair, but the organization continues to preach its message that people should never use alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
Ottawa man jailed in Missouri uses eyeglasses to cut his throat
September 10, 2012
Authorities say a northeast Kansas man is dead after using his eyeglasses to cut his throat while jailed in western Missouri.
Town Talk: Multiyear fight over industrial land near North Lawrence nearing an end; city to use ‘reclaimed water’ from sewage plant to water trees; another high-tech trash truck on the way
September 10, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
Statehouse Live: Brownback will speak at Lied Center tonight on taxes, economy
September 10, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback will tout his tax cuts as key to economic growth this evening at the Lied Center, and his economic team will hit the road to do the same. Brownback is speaking at 7 p.m. as the Kansas University School of Business 2012 Anderson Chandler Lecture. The event is free and open to the public.
Offbeat Occupations: Ancient art of blacksmithing still in demand
September 10, 2012
Hammers clang and sparks fly. Heat and smoke billow from the furnaces, making the summer weather outside of Walt Hull Ironwork, 802 East 1250 Road, Lawrence, feel almost refreshing. Not everyone would want to spending eight hours a day in such a place. Not everyone is a blacksmith like Walt Hull.
25 years ago: Airplane rides available to view crop art
September 10, 2012
Members of the public would be charged $7 for a 15 to 20 minute ride over “Sunflower Still Life.”
40 years ago: Grant Township cleans up after flooding
September 10, 2012
Early figures indicated that up to $100,000 in damage might have been caused.
September 10, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending September 7, 2012.
Teacher honor
Everyone remembers their kindergarten teacher, and so will the students in Lauren Mitchell’s Kennedy School class.
September 10, 2012
It sounds like Lauren Mitchell deserves more than a $250 check.
Cost control
The county’s move to control towing rates is a real service for local motorists.
September 10, 2012
Thanks to the Douglas County Commission for moving forward on a plan to control the prices charged by towing companies who transport vehicles from an accident scene.
Pool questions
September 10, 2012
I would like to question Mr. Vance’s comments (Public Forum, Sept. 5) that the lack of lifeguards after the start of school is the reason for closing the pool prior to Labor Day.
September 10, 2012
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Delicious/Nutritious: Cabbage concoctions
September 10, 2012
Cabbage can take either center plate or a supporting role at dinner with this month’s recipes.
Seedy side of London exposed
September 10, 2012
Encore imports the 2011 U.K. costume drama miniseries “The Crimson Petal and the White” (7p.m., concludes Tuesday). “Downton Abbey,” it is not. Set in Victorian-era London, “Petal” explores the low places frequented by high society.
Fix-It Chick: Install a vent pipe flashing
September 10, 2012
Most homes have several vent pipes protruding from various spots along the roofline. Some of these are bathroom or sewer vents, while others are for hot water heaters, furnaces or other home appliances.
Be vigilant
September 10, 2012
I hope the thief who stole the bowling shoes that belonged to my son with special needs from Royal Crest Lanes enjoys them as much as he did.
Walk wisely
September 10, 2012
In this time of idolatry, perverted sex, premeditated murder, greed, character assassination, killing of the unborn, political hatred, fiscal irresponsibility, etc. (see II Timothy 3:1-5 for an expanded list); Ephesians. 5:15-16 says, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” How do we walk wisely? We do it by following God’s righteous standards and trusting Him even in the worst of situations.
Today is Suicide Prevention Day
September 10, 2012
Dear Annie: Today, people throughout the world will observe World Suicide Prevention Day, an annual event co-sponsored by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Horoscope for Sept. 10
September 10, 2012
This year success seems to follow you. You finally achieve what you have wanted to for a long time. If you are single, you could see a change in the choices you make. If you are attached, the two of you express a love of entertaining.
Arming Syria rebels is best U.S. option
September 10, 2012 in print edition on A8
I’ve been trying to focus on what the political conventions reveal about future U.S. foreign policy. But I can’t keep my mind off Syria.
How to help: Help needed for shifts at LINK
September 10, 2012
The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation needs two to four volunteers to help in the kitchen on their designated serving day at LINK, Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen.
100 years ago: Skeleton unearthed in park believed to be one of Quantrill’s raiders
September 10, 2012
“Old timers are of the opinion that these are the bones of the only one of Quantrell’s men who fell on that awful day of slaughter and carnage.”
September 10, 2012
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending September 7, 2012.
Protect computer files: Decide how to back up photos, presentations and more before it’s too late
September 10, 2012
When Michael Readinger’s daughter’s laptop died, he thought she had lost everything — years worth of pictures, memories, and schoolwork erased. “It’s like losing stuff in a fire or something,” Readinger said. “It’s just gone.”
No time to work out? Try 4-minute Tabata
September 10, 2012
September should be a perfect month to amp up your fitness routine.
Double Take: Have 10th-grade son retested for ADD
September 10, 2012
Dear Dr. Wes and Katie: My relationship with my 10th-grade son has deteriorated. We can’t communicate, and he will not listen or obey. I don’t know if my pushy behavior is turning him off, but I can’t let up on my expectations.
Lawrence Laundry: New store generating buzz downtown
Women seeking professional work wear excited for White House/Black Market
September 10, 2012
Earlier this summer, all of my lady friends in their 30s and 40s started overwhelming my Facebook news feed about a new clothing store coming to downtown. Posts expressing unbridled joy at the prospect of the store White House/Black Market opening in the space formerly occupied by House Parts, 714 Mass., flooded my news stream.
Everyday Life: Growing up with Yom Kippur
September 10, 2012
Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of atonement, a day marked by fasting and long hours in the synagogue, the most solemn day of the liturgical calendar. Starting when I was about 8, it became my favorite Jewish holiday.
River City Jules: Runner’s knee
September 10, 2012
I have never considered myself a runner. Most likely this is because I do not run.