Archive for Thursday, September 13, 2012

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John Lithgow’s hilarious ‘Stories by Heart’ has deep subtext
September 13, 2012
Telling stories is essentially what actors do, which means John Lithgow has been telling stories virtually all his life.
Bomb squad detonates device in Eudora
11:49 p.m., September 13, 2012 Updated 01:12 a.m.
A bomb squad detonated a device discovered at the Greenway Apartment complex Thursday afternoon in Eudora, said Eudora Police Sgt. Tom Willis.
Haskell: ‘Corrective actions’ taken on athletics program
September 13, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University issued a news release late Thursday saying the school “has taken several corrective actions to bring its Athletic Program into compliance with NAIA standards and to address issues raised in the U.S. Department of Education Inspector General’s investigation and report.”
Warrant issued in burglary cases
September 13, 2012
The Lawrence Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Cody A. Barnes, 18, of Lawrence, who is wanted in connection with a series of burglaries in Lawrence during July and August.
KU student faces trial in robbery case
September 13, 2012
Douglas County Judge Paula Martin ruled Thursday that a 19-year-old Kansas University student should stand trial on four counts of attempted aggravated robbery.
State panel wants more information before ruling on Obama’s ballot eligibility
05:01 p.m., September 13, 2012 Updated 11:29 p.m.
Kansas election officials said Thursday that they want more information before deciding whether to remove President Barack Obama from the state’s November ballot.
Judge sets hearing for ex-KU ticket consultant
September 13, 2012
A judge has set a January hearing date for a former Kansas University athletics consultant seeking a shorter sentence for his part in a ticket-scalping conspiracy.
Kansas guardsmen to document Afghan operations
September 13, 2012
Three members of the Kansas National Guard are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan with an unusual assignment.
Kan. board upholds ex-lawmaker’s spot on ballot
September 13, 2012
Top Kansas officials are letting a former state lawmaker remain on the ballot as he seeks to return to the House, rejecting a claim that he doesn’t live in his district.
Judge’s ruling supports KU tenure decision
September 13, 2012
Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild has ruled in favor of Kansas University in a lawsuit contesting KU’s decision to deny tenure to Albert Romkes, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
Security boosted at US sites after Libya attack
September 13, 2012
U.S. embassies across the world ramped up security Thursday following an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, as Muslims angry over an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. mission in Yemen and clashed with police near the American mission in Cairo.
Libyan security official: Consulate attack said to be 2-part militant assault
September 13, 2012
The attack that killed four Americans in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador, was an organized two-part operation by heavily armed militants that included a precisely timed raid on a supposedly secret safe house just as Libyan and U.S. security forces were arriving to rescue evacuated consulate staff, a senior Libyan security official said on Thursday.
US identifies man responsible for inflammatory film
September 13, 2012
Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen in new attack
September 13, 2012
Chanting “death to America” and “death to Israel,” hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East.
Statehouse Live: Secretary says no formal investigation under way from feds on social service waiting lists
September 13, 2012
A high ranking official in Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration said Thursday there is no formal investigation by the federal government under way into Kansas’ growing Medicaid waiting lists for social services.
Town Talk: Color Run expected to draw more than 5,000 runners to Downtown Lawrence; eclectic boutique opens on Mass.; weekly land transfers
September 13, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Report: Sebelius violated politicking ban
September 13, 2012
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated a federal law that restricts political activity by government officials, a federal ethics office said in a report Wednesday.
Land transfers for the week ending Sept. 3, 2012
September 13, 2012
Land transfers as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds office for the week ending Sept. 3, 2012.
First Bell: Lots on books and libraries
September 13, 2012
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.
25 years ago: LHS band thanks Lawrence supporters with free car washes
September 13, 2012
LHS band members, in an attempt to raise funds for a trip, had far exceeded their expectations on a recent weekend.
100 years ago: More details emerge on Central Park skeleton
September 13, 2012
“Those who remember the affair or who have heard the story from their elders believe that this is the man.”
Seabury tweaks football schedule
September 13, 2012
Bishop Seabury Academy played its first football game in almost three full years last week. The 38-0 loss at Topeka Cair Paravel hasn’t deterred the Seahawks from adding to this season’s schedule.
LHS tennis fourth at Topeka
September 13, 2012
Lawrence High’s girls tennis team took fourth place, and none of its singles players or doubles teams finished lower than fifth in their brackets Wednesday at the eight-team Topeka Invitational.
Royals rough up Twins
September 13, 2012
Billy Butler had three hits and three RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals’ bullpen picked up struggling starter Luke Hochevar with four scoreless innings in a 10-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
40 years ago: K-10 project delayed, perhaps indefinitely
September 13, 2012
A Johnson County judge had issued a ruling that officials feared might delay or even kill the planned Highway K-10 renovation.
Bill Self to visit nation’s top-ranked preps
September 13, 2012
Julius Randle and Jabari Parker — the Nos. 1- and 2-rated high school basketball prospects in the country by — are playing host to Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self this week.
Talent contests real and imagined
September 13, 2012
Talent shows come and go tonight, and that doesn’t even include the season opener of “Glee,” which focuses on the arrival of new talents to replace recent graduates.
Horoscopes for Sept. 13
September 13, 2012
For Thursday, Sept. 13: This year the unexpected has become a theme in your life, especially as a partner or loved one tends to express an unpredictable energy. You often feel like you have to start over at square one and crawl your way back up to the top. This struggle is more symbolic than realistic. If you are single, you could meet someone very special through your work. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy making public appearances together.
FSHS tennis throttles Jags
September 13, 2012
Senior Emily Sadosky used to fill a different role for Free State High’s girls tennis team, but the captain’s adaptability continued to shine Wednesday at the Firebirds’ home dual against Mill Valley.
Our Town Sports
September 13, 2012
Aquahawks openings: The Lawrence Aquahawks swimming team is always accepting new members. The Aquahawks are a year-round USA Swimming-sponsored competitive swim team. The Aquahawks offer a swim lesson program and competitive swim team for all ages. The Aquahawks are coached by professional coaches with weekly practices geared toward a variety of skill levels. For information contact Justin at 785-393-2468 or
Eagerly awaiting women’s hoops
September 13, 2012
Sudden, loud noises rank near the top of my long list of pet peeves, such as the horn at women’s basketball games in Allen Fieldhouse. For one thing, it used to startle me awake. I hated that.
Big gun: Jayhawks wary of TCU QB
September 13, 2012
When TCU quarterback Casey Pachall took the field for last week’s season opener against Grambling State, he did so under a little pressure.
Citizens must express spending priorities
September 13, 2012
With the Republican and Democratic presidential tickets now set, the national debate about the economy, public spending and the deficit is sure to heat up.
Step back
Lawrence officials have a new opportunity to work with Kansas University — and also an opportunity to step back and make sure new recreation facilities will meet the city’s needs.
September 13, 2012
Kansas University’s decision to withdraw from plans for a city-KU recreation complex on the northwest corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway presents an opportunity to city officials.
Radicals spur unrest in Egypt, Libya
September 13, 2012 in print edition on A8
What’s happening on the ground in Cairo and Benghazi appears to be a case of political opportunism — no, not by Mitt Romney, though there was some of that Wednesday — but by Salafist Islamic extremists who are unhappy with the success the more moderate Islamist and secularist parties in Egypt and Libya have had in building political support.