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Archive for Sunday, September 16, 2012

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12:19 a.m.
Kansas Public Radio is celebrating 60 years. KANU marking 60 years of broadcasts
12:41 p.m., September 14, 2012 Updated 1:07 p.m.
It’s progressed from teaching painting over the airwaves to being a major player in Kansas media.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas defensive end Toben Opurum (35) forces TCU quarterback Casey Pachall (4) to fumble in the end zone during the forth quarter of their game Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at Memorial Stadium. 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.
10:00 a.m.
Paul Kaldahl, a horticulturist with the city landscaping department, prepares to water a thirsty tree in this July file photo. The city will soon use effluent water for irrigation. 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.
2:00 p.m.
Professor Emeritus Tom Armstrong, left, holds a model of a satellite while Dr. Jerry  Manweiler handles a model of a device their company, Fundamental Technologies, makes that is mounted on the satellite that measures radiation rings around the Earth and how it affects cellphones. ABOVE, an image provided by the AP and NASA shows an image taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft of a volcanic plume on the Jupiter moon Io. Voyager 1 is poised to soon leave the solar system. 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.
10:00 p.m.
A small tag on a monarch butterfly will help track the butterfly’s migration through the United States and into Mexico for winter. The Monarch Watch’s tagging event saw fewer monarchs this year. 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.

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KU loses match, wins title
September 16, 2012
Kansas University volleyball lost the match but won the tournament.
Angels edge K.C., still in hunt
September 16, 2012
The Los Angeles bullpen had no room for error the final 3 1/3 innings Sunday. The Angels also have no margin for error in the final 15 games of the season if they hope to make the playoffs.
KU tied for turnover lead
September 16, 2012
Anyone needing proof that the Kansas University football team’s defense has taken a step forward from the woeful performances that were common during the past couple of seasons need look no further than the company the Jayhawks keep in total turnovers.
Upset NIU? You bet
September 16, 2012
Upsets happen when a football team feels disrespected. They happen when an underdog realizes what it does well and has the confidence to do it repeatedly, stubbornly believing it will work.
K.C. takes a spill: C.J. Spiller sparks Bills to 35-17 rout
September 16, 2012
C.J. Spiller gladly accepted Fred Jackson’s challenge.
Families line up for food at kickoff of United Way’s 2012 campaign
September 16, 2012
Vehicles wrapped around the Free State High School parking lot Sunday afternoon as needy Douglas County families waited for hours to receive free meals as part of the United Way Great Start Pack, which served as the United Way 2012 Campaign Kickoff.
Mission mulls ban on hand-held phones
September 16, 2012
A proposed ordinance under consideration in the Johnson County suburb of Mission would allow people to talk on hands-free cellphones. But police would be able to pull over drivers who are holding phones within about 8 inches of their heads.
‘Survivor’ contestant from Shawnee back home, guarding secret
September 16, 2012
Carter Williams, a 24-year-old Shawnee resident and one of the 18 castaways selected for the show, “Survivor: Philippines,” has to remain mum about if he was the sole survivor and winner of $1 million.
Kansas officials want better education coordination
September 16, 2012
On Thursday, the Board of Regents, during its monthly meeting, is expected to approve a set of goals that includes working to establish an Education System Coordinating Council.
Hurricane Isaac helps avert total crop disaster here
September 16, 2012
Hurricane Isaac left a wake of destruction across the South, but it may have saved Douglas County’s soybean crop.
Fall Harvest Festival promotes healthy eating
September 16, 2012
Two years ago, 3-year-old Bella Bryan got her first dose of agricultural education when her day care center became involved in the Farm to Child Care program. The Douglas County Childhood Development Association’s program aims to encourage healthy eating habits and choices by working with local farmers, families and child care providers to increase food education and access to local produce through children’s gardens.
Just weeks after losing both of his legs, KU student embracing new challenges
September 16, 2012
Colby Liston was just a week into his first semester at KU, majoring in petroleum engineering, when his legs were severed in a car accident in Lawrence.
Lawrence man suffers severe head injuries in motorcycle accident
September 16, 2012
A 33-year-old Lawrence man was injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon, said Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Blake McCall.
How to help: ‘Drivers’ needed for New York School’s Walking School Bus
September 16, 2012
The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority is in need of several volunteers for the New York School’s Walking School Bus
25 years ago: Traffic safety commission to decide on use of bike-path funds
September 16, 2012
A decision had been made on the use of a $50,000 fund for sidewalk and bike path improvements.
40 years ago: Police hunting near Linwood for escaped convict
September 16, 2012
Charges of aggravated battery kidnapping were to be filed against the man, who had been serving a life sentence in an Arizona for murder.
100 years ago: First wave of KU students returning to Lawrence
September 16, 2012
“The college people are the life of the city and Lawrence is glad to see them coming back.”
Lions’ Grace Morgan first at Heights
September 16, 2012
Lawrence High’s Grace Morgan won the girls individual championship in the Shawnee Heights Invitational cross country meet Saturday at Lake Shawnee.
LHS soccer blanks Junction City
September 16, 2012
Robert Lyan scored four goals, and goalkeepr Jeff Mekus recorded a shutout as Lawrence High’s boys soccer team blanked Junction City, 6-0, on Saturday.
Firebirds sixth in Baldwin
September 16, 2012
Free State placed sixth in the both the boys and girls competition Saturday in the Baldwin Invitational cross country meet.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
September 16, 2012
Road work planned for the week of September 17, 2012.
Interactive art exhibit at Spencer Museum focuses on health care
September 16, 2012
What are you waiting for? The travelling DropIN/PopUP Waiting Room Project is coming to Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art and seeks to explore just that.
Baker defeats Cent. Methodist
September 16, 2012
For the first time since the 2000 season, the Baker University football team is 4-0. The Wildcats claimed a 24-14 victory Saturday night at Central Methodist.
Around and about in local business
September 16, 2012
Local business news for the week ending September 14, 2012.
Boomer Girl Diary: Diet duel while eating out
September 16, 2012
“What are you going to have?” I ask, folding the menu and placing it on the table. “I dunno. What did we have last night?” he counters, as if I have a clue.
Rankings matter
September 16, 2012
An environment of excitement and enthusiasm used to permeate the Mount Oread campus and among KU alumni and friends, who were proud of the academic excellence of the school and its leaders. Unfortunately, many have lost their swagger about the school and its leaders.
Veritas volleyball splits in Wichita
September 16, 2012
Veritas’ volleyball team went 1-1 Saturday, defeating Topeka Cair Paravel, 25-16, 25-22, and falling to Wichita Sunrise, 25-19, 25-20.
KU volleyball wins ninth straight
September 16, 2012
Kansas University’s volleyball team extended its winning streak to nine, tying the fourth-longest in program history, as KU defeated Xavier at the Golden Dome Invitational on Saturday, 25-15, 25-21, 25-17.
FSHS gymnasts win at SM North
September 16, 2012
Free State High’s girls gymnastics team took first place Saturday at the Shawnee Mission North Invitational.
Kovel’s Antiques: Glass sugar shakers made in form of sweet figs
September 16, 2012
The first fig trees were brought to America from Spain in 1520. A ripe fig is very sweet, so it was often used when sugar was not available.
Garden Calendar: Mums brighten up fall landscape
September 16, 2012
Fall is almost here, and with its arrival are all the things I love about the season: cool nights, football, pumpkins, lawn renovation and the glorious hues of chrysanthemums in my garden.
‘Boardwalk Empire’ dealing with identity crisis
September 16, 2012
What is “Boardwalk Empire” (8 p.m. Sunday, HBO)? Is it a gangster show? A costume drama? A history lesson? A soap opera? Or an ambitious and sometimes frustrating combination of all of the above? “Empire” returns for its third season, with its identity crisis unsettled.
Horoscopes for Sept. 16
September 16, 2012
For Sunday, Sept. 16: This year you become acutely aware of your assets — emotionally, spiritually and intellectually. Your talents are many, and you often gain through their use. If you are single, you have a lot to offer, and others know it. If you are attached, your partner admires you much more than you might realize.
Cat’ Barber picks N.C. State
September 16, 2012
Elite senior point-guard prospect Anthony “Cat” Barber on Saturday orally committed to play basketball at North Carolina State during his campus visit to the Raleigh, N.C., school.
Chiefs travel to Buffalo looking for defensive turnaround, first win
September 16, 2012
Defensive tackle Kyle Williams prefers looking at the bright side after the Buffalo Bills’ sky-high expectations were abruptly deflated by a season-opening dud. There’s always the next game.
Royals top Angels with two home runs in the ninth
September 16, 2012
Zack Greinke threw 109 pitches in holding the Kansas Royals scoreless for 8 1-3 innings. Ernesto Frieri then needed just four pitches to ruin Greinke’s spectacular outing and hurt the Los Angeles Angels’ playoff hopes.
Faith Forum: On Rosh Hashanah, who blows the shofar (ram’s horn) and why?
September 16, 2012
Rabbi Moti Rieber and Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel answer.