Archive for Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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Services offered for Jewish holidays
11:41 p.m., September 12, 2012 Updated 03:26 p.m.
The Chabad Center for Jewish Life will be providing Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services at the Kansas Union for members of the Lawrence community.
Audio-Reader to host benefit sale
September 12, 2012
The Audio-Reader Network, a public service of Kansas University, is hosting its 10th annual benefit sale, “For Your Ears Only,” Friday and Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St.
State corn production forecast revised down again
September 12, 2012
A new government report is forecasting a Kansas corn and soybean crop that could be the smallest harvest in the state since 2006.
Officials intrigued by rec center switch
September 12, 2012
One day after Kansas University announced that it was abandoning one set of plans and proposing a new location for a more ambitious sports complex in northwest Lawrence, reaction from city leaders ranged from full-blown enthusiasm to cautious optimism.
Both drivers suspected of drinking in Tennessee Street crash
September 12, 2012
The police report from an Aug. 26 two-vehicle accident that severed the legs of a Kansas University student from Derby states that both drivers involved were suspected of drunken driving by officers on the scene.
US investigates whether diplomat attacks were planned
September 12, 2012
The Obama administration, roiled by the first killing of a U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and not a spontaneous mob enraged over an anti-Islam YouTube video
State agency refuses to answer questions from legislators about growing waiting lists
September 12, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration on Wednesday refused to answer questions from legislators about a growing waiting list of poor Kansans with severe disabilities who are seeking assistance.
Eudora names interim police chief
September 12, 2012
Eudora city administrator John Harrenstein announced Wednesday that David Burger, a former undersheriff with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, has been named interim Eudora police chief.
KU’s ranking drops several notches in latest U.S. News & World Report edition
September 12, 2012
Kansas University ranked 106th among national universities, according to the just released U.S. News & World Report’s annual best colleges listing.
Town Talk: More on KU’s new twist to the sports complex debate; this and that on curbside recycling and the city’s debt guidelines; a chance to dunk City Hall leaders
10:31 a.m., September 12, 2012 Updated 02:22 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Judge refuses to toss sentence of ex-KU official convicted in ticket scandal
10:23 a.m., September 12, 2012 Updated 04:57 p.m.
A federal judge is refusing to throw out the sentence of a former Kansas University assistant athletics director convicted in a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy.
Trial pushed back 2 months in Topeka TV station attack
September 12, 2012
The trial of a Topeka man accused of assaulting employees at a TV station has been delayed after his attorney requested more time to prepare.
Obama condemns attack that killed envoy, 3 others
09:53 a.m., September 12, 2012 Updated 01:48 p.m.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned attacks on a U.S. consulate in eastern Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff. He ordered increased security at U.S. diplomatic posts around the world.
US ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya
08:48 a.m., September 12, 2012 Updated 10:17 a.m.
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
Haskell’s athletic programs put on probation through 2014
September 12, 2012
The Haskell Indian Nations University men’s and women’s athletic programs have been placed on probation through 2014 for “violations involving ineligible players,” according to the website of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, or NAIA.
First Bell: Some upcoming district events; more on district goals
September 12, 2012
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.
Lawrence seniors named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists
12:00 a.m., September 12, 2012 Updated 03:45 p.m.
Tests may not be the only measure of success, but success on one particular test has landed several Lawrence teens a national honor — and perhaps a big scholarship package.
25 years ago: YSI complex officially opened, but still much work to do
September 12, 2012
The opening of seven soccer fields and two football fields marked the halfway point to completion.
40 years ago: Clearfield residents want speedier sheriff response
September 12, 2012
Residents had registered a complaint with the Douglas County Commission.
Air Force honors Lions football duo for play
September 12, 2012
A big Friday night for Lawrence High football seniors Brad Strauss and Will Thompson earned the Lions duo a nomination for the U.S. Air Force’s Precision Air Strike of the Week.
Free State volleyball wins two at Seaman tri
September 12, 2012
Free State High’s volleyball team defeated Emporia 25-10, 25-15 and Topeka Seaman 25-20, 23-25, 25-13, on Tuesday at the Seaman Triangular.
Lawrence High soccer downs Olathe North, 5-1
September 12, 2012
Lawrence defeated Olathe North, 5-1, led by Robert Lyan’s two goals, one of which was assisted by goalkeeper Jeff Mekus.
Seabury tennis places second at Immaculata
September 12, 2012
Seabury Academy tennis placed second on Tuesday at the Immaculata Invitational.
100 years ago: Mysterious ‘horse plague’ moves into Lawrence area
September 12, 2012
“The horse plague, that fatal disease which has been ravaging western Kansas and other sections of the west, has been found near Lawrence.”
Fun and games: Crist aims to trust teammates, loosen up after tight start
September 12, 2012
It’s no secret that Kansas University quarterback Dayne Crist’s start as a Jayhawk has been a little less spectacular than most people expected.
TCU’s first Big 12 test: Forget KU’s woes
September 12, 2012
First-year Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis thinks highly of the job Gary Patterson has done at TCU. Only a dumb guy would think otherwise.
Veritas volleyball regroups, holds off rival Seabury
September 12, 2012
For the first two matches of Bishop Seabury Academy’s home volleyball triangular on Tuesday, quiet applause ruled the bleachers.
Chiefs hoping Hali’s return will provide boost in Buffalo
September 12, 2012
The NFL is supposed to be a 16-game exercise in attrition.
Royals rout Twins
September 12, 2012
Will Smith is probably auditioning for a spot in Kansas City’s rotation next season.
Prep guard ‘Cat’ Barber keeps Jayhawks in top 3
September 12, 2012
Just three schools — Kansas University, Alabama and North Carolina State — remain contenders for prize point guard prospect Anthony “Cat” Barber.
Empathy plea
September 12, 2012
Jana Rea’s letter (Public Forum, Sept. 7) represents exactly one reason we have growing gridlock in government.
Gay marriage critics are old news
September 12, 2012 in print edition on A8
We are gathered here today to discuss two recent controversies about same-sex marriage. One comes from the world of pigskin, the other from the world of chicken fat.
Can young judges save ‘X Factor’?
September 12, 2012
Britney Spears: She used to make a spectacle of herself. Now she wears them. Why put on Drew Carey’s glasses? To add a little gravitas to her new role as a judge/mentor on the second season of “The X Factor” (7 p.m., Fox).
Notes on judges, terrorists
September 12, 2012
As I do on occasion, I want to cover a couple of subjects briefly in today’s column. An appropriate headline for it might be “Dispatches from the Legal Front.”
The truth?
September 12, 2012
“Logic is sorely needed,” Jana Rea wrote (Public Forum, Sept. 4), and especially, I must add, in this climate of half-truths.
Horoscopes for Sept. 12
September 12, 2012
For Wednesday, Sept. 12: You approach life with sensitivity, yet you demonstrate the ability to openly accept the many surprises that head down your path. Sometimes you might get angry or enraged as a result of being left out of plans. If you are single, often you might feel excluded. If you are attached, you often might pull in tightly to your sweetie. Don’t worry — this person understands.
Remedial work
Kansas university leaders are turning a potential negative into a positive for their students.
September 12, 2012
Congratulations to Kansas higher education officials for taking a positive approach to legislation passed earlier this year that will bar state universities from using state tax dollars to pay for remedial courses.