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Frogs: ‘We’ll take the win’
September 15, 2012
TCU’s football players and coaches, who competed in the Mountain West Conference the past seven seasons, have heard a lot about life in the Big 12.
Transcripts show Kansas lawmakers didn’t know meetings law
September 15, 2012
Dozens of Kansas legislators questioned about private dinners with Gov. Sam Brownback at his official residence weren’t well-versed in the state’s Open Meetings Act, transcripts of their interviews show.
Fewer butterflies this year at Monarch Watch’s tagging event
September 15, 2012
At the annual Monarch Watch tagging event Saturday morning, there was a lot of watching — but not so many monarchs.
Naturalization ceremony set for Monday
September 15, 2012
Kansas University will host a naturalization ceremony for about 100 prospective U.S. citizens at 2 p.m. Monday at the Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive.
City to use effluent water for irrigation
September 15, 2012
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department has trucked more than 1 million gallons of potable water to saplings, grass and flowers in medians, roundabouts and the like throughout the city this summer.
Space men: Lawrence company analyzes Voyager data
September 15, 2012
Tom Armstrong is preparing to leave this solar system. At the moment, you couldn’t tell. He sits in his modest Lawrence office surrounded by a few scribbles on a white board, piles of NASA promotional materials for elementary schools, and a Lego model of a spaceship.
Festival honors Kansas Notable Books
September 15, 2012
Nearly 2,000 people turned out Saturday for the second annual Kansas Book Festival at the Kansas State Historical Society building in Topeka.
Notebook: Tony Pierson impresses in passing game; reserve WRs get chance with injuries
September 15, 2012
It’s hard to call a team’s leading rusher its secret weapon, but in a way, that’s exactly what KU sophomore Tony Pierson was during Saturday’s 20-6 loss to TCU.
Positive takeaway: Jayhawks fall to TCU, but Weis says they’re ‘turning corner’
September 15, 2012
When quarterback Dayne Crist fumbled into the end zone from the three-yard line on Kansas University’s final offensive play of Saturday’s 20-6 loss to TCU, the turnover put an end to KU’s chances and the game was all but over.
Thieving defense bright spot for KU
September 15, 2012
Hidden in the gargantuan shadows of the Kansas University football team’s inability to score touchdowns and kick field goals, Dave Campo’s defense week after week has practiced what he has been preaching in his hoarse voice since he left the NFL’s most famous franchise to work at the Big 12’s most famous basketball school.
Game Balls and Gassers: TCU
September 15, 2012
Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers …
Bikers for Babies event expected to affect traffic
September 15, 2012
The annual March of Dimes Bikers for Babies group motorcycle ride is expected to affect traffic throughout the area on Sunday.
Lawrence man wanted in connection with burglaries arrested
11:56 a.m., September 15, 2012 Updated 12:43 p.m.
Lawrence police on Friday arrested a man wanted in connection with a series of burglaries during July and August.
Classifieds section omitted from Saturday’s paper, will be included in Sunday’s edition
07:04 a.m., September 15, 2012 Updated 10:28 a.m.
Due to an insertion error, the classifieds section was omitted from today’s Journal-World. The Journal-World regrets the error, and will be including the section, which includes the crossword, in tomorrow’s paper.
Saturation patrol this weekend
September 15, 2012
Both the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Lawrence Police Department will have extra officers on the streets this weekend. The sheriff’s office will conduct a saturation patrol and drunken driving check lane this evening, beginning at 7 p.m. and stretching into early Sunday, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
Lawrence man convicted of domestic battery
September 15, 2012
A 38-year-old Lawrence man was acquitted of one charge of theft but convicted on a count of domestic battery Friday by a Douglas County jury.
Tech upgrade will allow live broadcasts of City Commission meetings on the Internet
September 15, 2012
The project includes installing five remote-controlled, high-definition cameras in the ceiling of the City Commission meeting room. The cameras will be controlled from a new booth that city crews recently built along the north wall of the meeting room.
Jewish center to host holiday events
September 15, 2012
The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, 917 Highland Drive, will offer High Holiday services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the day of atonement.
Festival of Cultures set for Sunday
September 15, 2012
Lawrence’s South Park will be the site of a tour of cultures this weekend.
KU group to hold Moon Viewing Party
September 15, 2012
The Kansas University Center for East Asian Studies will have its annual Moon Viewing Party later this month. Attendees will gather from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in the courtyard of the Lied Center on KU’s West Campus.
First Bell: Education-related links roundup
September 15, 2012
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.
40 years ago: Right-of-way issues stall K-10 expansion
September 15, 2012
The delay in obtaining the right-of-way could stall or halt construction of a four-lane section of K-10 between K-7 and DeSoto.
Seabury football defeats Independence Home School for first victory
September 15, 2012
Bishop Seabury Academy football picked up its first victory in years, a 35-6 win over Independence Home School on Friday at Seabury.
Kansas volleyball defeats LMU, 3-1
September 15, 2012
Kansas University’s volleyball team dominated the first and final sets to fend off Loyola-Marymount on Friday and open the Golden Dome Invitational with a victory.
Morales hits 2-run HR in 8th, Angels rally past KC
September 15, 2012
Pinch hitter Kendrys Morales had two-run homer during an eighth-inning rally Friday night that sent the Los Angeles Angels over the Kansas City Royals 9-7.
Economy, schools
September 15, 2012
To the editor: Most of us are aware that one requirement for good schools is a sound economic base. It’s not clear that Gov. Brownback and his advisers are aware that the converse is also true; the Kansas economy will not flourish without good schools.
Jaywalking tickets
September 15, 2012
To the editor: I’m really tired of pedestrians not using crosswalks. It seems to me that jaywalking is part of being a Jayhawk these days. Bolting out on Mass. Street is common place these days, I know, but when driving, do you drive on the sidewalk? Do you run red lights? If you said “no” to either of those, then use crosswalks instead of just slithering across the street in the thick of traffic. If you do use crosswalks, wait until it’s green to cross the street. If you have small children, keep a hold of them, please, so they don’t run out into the street unknowingly.
Shining light
September 15, 2012
To the editor: We are all encouraged to walk wisely as Carl Burkhead has stated in his Sept. 10 letter. Matthew 5:16 teaches believers what we must do if we are to serve Jesus and so make disciples of those who do not walk wisely. Chapter 5 starts with “blessed are” then gives a list that Jesus mentions so that his followers will be especially aware so his light shines through us. In verse 13, Jesus teaches us that we are the salt of the earth, “but if your salt has lost its saltiness, you will be thrown out since you are no longer good for anything.”
Veritas football loses to Frankfort, 32-22
September 15, 2012
Elijah Harvey rushed for 122 yards off 22 carries and threw for two touchdowns, and Andrew Harvey rushed for 90 yards off eight carries in Veritas Christian School’s 32-22 football loss to Frankfort on Friday at Veritas’ field.
25 years ago: Children discovered playing with needles from LMH trash
September 15, 2012
Current policies and procedures for disposal of syringes at Lawrence Memorial Hospital were to be altered.
Rec center puzzle involves many pieces and players
September 15, 2012
For some people, one of the best ways to get their minds off everyday troubles or pressures is to work on a jigsaw puzzle.
U.S. policy on Iran is weak, incoherent
September 15, 2012 in print edition on A10
There are two positions one can take regarding the Iranian nuclear program: (a) it doesn’t matter, we can deter them, or (b) it does matter, we must stop them.
Interception ends Free State comeback in 38-35 loss to O-South
September 15, 2012
Free State quarterback Kyle McFarland walked off the field with his black chin strap over his mouth and tears in his eyes.
Patching up passing game a tall order as KU takes on TCU
September 15, 2012
Notre Dame. Five-star quarterback. Charlie Weis. Tom Brady. Brady Quinn. Jimmy Clausen. Matt Cassel. It all made for such a delightful blend of Kool-Aid, and it was bottoms-up all spring and summer in anticipation of Dayne Crist lighting up Kansas skies.
Can ‘SNL’ bring election laughs?
September 15, 2012
Seth MacFarlane hosts the 38th season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” (10:30 p.m., NBC), featuring musical guest Frank Ocean. “SNL” begins anew after two major departures, three new hires, a last-minute retention and a prevailing sense that the 2012 presidential election just may not be so rich in comedy gold, at least compared to four years ago.
Seabury volleyball wins two at home
September 15, 2012
Seabury Academy’s volleyball team defeated Flint Hills Christian 25-18, 25-11 and Heritage Christian 25-17, 25-18 on Friday at Seabury’s gym.
Jayhawk soccer shut out by Denver
September 15, 2012
Visiting Denver held Kansas University scoreless for the first time all soccer season, snapping the Jayhawks’ six-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory on Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
100 years ago: Kansas schools to teach morals using new technology of ‘movies’
September 15, 2012
“TEACH MORALS BY MOTION PICTURES.”
Horoscopes for Sept. 15
September 15, 2012
For Saturday, Sept. 15: You express an unusual energy and focus this year with whatever interests you. Others are taken aback by your intensity and drive. If you are single and want a meaningful relationship, it is yours to have. If you are attached, be careful not to be too me-oriented.
Lawrence High defense halts Olathe East, 28-20
September 15, 2012
Without some late-game heroics from the Lawrence High defense, football coach Dirk Wedd and the Lions would have had a miserable start to their weekend.
Lions QB Brad Strauss delivers time after time
September 15, 2012
If a general manager put this roster together, he would get booed out of town in a way that would make him never want to return.
KU commit Brannen Greene to visit for Late Night
September 15, 2012
Brannen Greene, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound senior small forward from Tift County High in Tifton, Ga., who orally committed to KU last Dec. 20, plans to make his official recruiting visit to KU for the Oct. 12 Late Night in the Phog.