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Archive for Sunday, September 23, 2012

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1:53 a.m.
Haskell president Chris Redman gave a convocation speech at the university Jan. 31. Haskell president: NAIA probation traced to academic fraud involving two students
September 21, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University President Chris Redman provided more specifics this week about academic violations that placed all of the school’s athletics programs on probation through 2014.
6:00 a.m.
A pass to Kale Pick falls just out of reach on a fourth-and-17 attempt in the second half of KU's 30-23 loss to the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, Ill. Keegan: Dayne Crist’s miss costly
September 22, 2012
Another week, another loss, another day Kansas University senior quarterback Dayne Crist found himself answering questions about his role from the wrong end of the game’s pivotal fourth-quarter play.
10:00 a.m.
Cyrus Fillmore, who lives west of Baldwin, rests on a nearly six-foot drum he's making for the the Kansas City Chiefs. Baldwin City resident hired to make new drum for Chiefs
September 23, 2012
Fillmore’s new drum is planned to help revive an old Chiefs tradition at 79,000-plus capacity Arrowhead Stadium.
2:00 p.m.
Traffic and pedestrians move about Massachusetts Street in this Aug. 2011 file photo. Businesses began filling up vacant spaces in many parts of Lawrence in 2011, but downtown Lawrence wasn’t necessarily one of them. A new study by the Lawrence office of Colliers International found the city’s overall retail, office and industrial vacancy rates all fell in 2011, and all were significantly less than national averages. U.S. Census gives annual snapshot of Lawrence
September 23, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau late last week released a new set of 2011 data for cities across the country. The data provide the most recent estimates for everything from income levels to housing vacancy rates to demographic trends.
6:00 p.m.
Daniel Woodrell, author of "Winter's Bone" Writing’s in his bones: Woodrell’s books rooted in rural life
September 23, 2012
Daniel Woodrell’s approach to fiction, he says, is to “think of life as a big river and throw your bucket in.” It’s a statement that suits him — connected to place, realistic, rustic. But possibly a little dangerous, and certainly ever-changing.

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Indians thump Royals, 15-4
September 23, 2012
While Cleveland Indians slugger Carlos Santana is finishing strong, the Kansas City Royals will again be watching the playoffs.
Jayhawks get dose of ‘reality’
Charlie Weis has whole team watch fourth-quarter collapse together
September 23, 2012
Every Sunday, win or lose, Kansas University’s football team gets together to watch film and break down what went right and what went wrong the day before. This Sunday, the review session took on a little different form.
Bill Self fired up for dreaded Boot Camp
September 23, 2012
Bill Self views his 10th Kansas University basketball Boot Camp as one of the most important in his decade at KU.
Alive and kicking: Succop’s six (!) field goals lift K.C.
September 23, 2012
Ryan Succop finished all the drives the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense couldn’t in their improbable comeback against the Saints.
Kansas football won’t be fixed quickly
September 23, 2012
Executing a pair of key completions that didn’t happen and the Kansas University football team could boast a 3-1 record, instead of 1-3. Not only that, the reality of the challenge that faces Charlie Weis could have been delayed, shoved for the moment into the shadow cast by a winning record.
CritiTech sees big things ahead
New leadership, global ventures are gaining attention
September 23, 2012
CritiTech — the west Lawrence-based pharmaceutical firm — has added three new senior level management positions to its staff as its first international venture is set to begin operations this week.
KU business school positions itself to maintain strong MBA program
September 23, 2012
Kansas University’s School of Business is forging ahead with an overhaul of its two-year full-time MBA program as competition grows fiercer for the best students.
Hate may be veiled but it’s still there
September 23, 2012 in print edition on A9
This is for Vanessa in South Florida. She emailed me a few days ago after spotting a bumper sticker that read: 2012 Don’t Re-Nig. “Honestly,” she wrote, “I don’t know how to process my outrage, so I’m handing it off to you. I know that President Obama’s race has always been an issue to many people, and perhaps I live a relatively sheltered life in Democratic-leaning Broward County, but I’m still stunned by the sentiment. I’m even more stunned, naive though that may be, by the fact that some people believe it’s appropriate to flaunt that sentiment — and that it’s not a source of shame.”
Dogtoberfest set for Oct. 7 in South Park
September 23, 2012
Lawrence dogs will get their day at Dogtoberfest on Oct. 7 at South Park, 1141 Mass. Anyone can bring their dogs to the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and benefits the Lawrence Humane Society and Lawrence Community Shelter, will feature vendors, seminars, the KC Disc Dog Demonstration and activities for both kids and canines. Proceeds from the event will help animals at the humane society, as well as help fund a back-to-work program for homeless people.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
September 23, 2012
Traffic heading in both directions on the 23rd Street bridge near Haskell Avenue will be redirected as crews work to rebuild the bridge. Two lanes are now available in each direction but speed limits are reduced on the detours Completion: November 2012.
Meet the artists in residence
Ceramist, printmaker to work, teach during year in Lawrence
September 23, 2012
Over the next year, a Polish ceramist and a Minnesota printmaker will live, work and share their crafts in Lawrence.
Fall theater: New takes on familiar ideas
September 23, 2012
If you’re looking for something different in the way of entertainment this fall, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding it at area theaters.
Fall Arts Guide 2012
September 23, 2012
As the temperatures drop, there’s no reason to stay bundled up indoors this fall.
Writing’s in his bones: Woodrell’s books rooted in rural life
September 23, 2012
Daniel Woodrell’s approach to fiction, he says, is to “think of life as a big river and throw your bucket in.” It’s a statement that suits him — connected to place, realistic, rustic. But possibly a little dangerous, and certainly ever-changing.
U.S. Census gives annual snapshot of Lawrence
September 23, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau late last week released a new set of 2011 data for cities across the country. The data provide the most recent estimates for everything from income levels to housing vacancy rates to demographic trends.
Baldwin City resident hired to make new drum for Chiefs
September 23, 2012
Fillmore’s new drum is planned to help revive an old Chiefs tradition at 79,000-plus capacity Arrowhead Stadium.
FSHS gymnastics first, LHS second at Free State Invitational
September 23, 2012
Free State’s Jackie Zaitz finished first in all-around, vault, uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor exercise, and the Firebirds won the Free State Invitational girls gymnastics meet Saturday at FSHS.
City runners compete at the Rim Rock Farm Classic
September 23, 2012
Lawrence High’s Grace Morgan and Claire Sanner, Free State’s Trail Spears and Bishop Seabury’s Kate Albrecht ran to top-30 finishes in their various divisions during the Rim Rock Farm Classic on Saturday.
Kansas tennis players advance at KU Invitational
September 23, 2012
Kansas University freshman Maria Jose Cardona remained undefeated in singles play after the second day of the KU Invitational, Saturday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Kansas volleyball sweeps Texas Tech in Big 12 opener
September 23, 2012
Kansas University’s volleyball team opened its Big 12 Conference season with a sweep of Texas Tech, 25-16, 25-16, 25-15, on the road Saturday at United Spirit Arena.
Royals clip Cleveland
September 23, 2012
Billy Butler is wrapping up a career year, and Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost thinks the slugger is capable of more.
25 years ago: Selective admissions under consideration for KU
September 23, 2012
KU faculty, staff, and students would also be able to make suggestions on the proposal.
Seabury volleyball 2-1 at Wetmore quad
September 23, 2012
Bishop Seabury Academy’s volleyball team finished 2-1 at the Wetmore quadrangular on Saturday.
Free State volleyball wins Seaman title
September 23, 2012
The Free State High volleyball team lost just one game Saturday on its way to winning the Topeka Seaman Invitational.
40 years ago: City reports on most dangerous intersections
September 23, 2012
Ninth and Iowa held the dubious honor of being the number one scene of Lawrence collisions.
Horoscopes for Sept. 23
September 23, 2012
For Sunday, Sept. 23: This year you experience a lot of ups and downs. If you can remain flexible, you will start to enjoy the ever-changing daily life you experience. If you are single, you might not view a relationship as being long-term until it has lasted for at least a year. If you are attached, the two of you perpetually renegotiate your needs, as your desires always are changing.
Say hello to our new Sunday Lawrence.com section
September 23, 2012
Several months ago, we decided it was time to bring to you, the reader, an exciting new section of the Journal-World that delivers more news about Lawrence’s vibrant arts and entertainment scene.
Editorial: Parking plan
September 23, 2012
The city’s plan to use a benefit district to fund additional parking near the renovated Lawrence Public Library raises some fairness questions.
Mo. Valley defeats Baker football, 31-17
September 23, 2012
Ninth-ranked Baker University mounted a 14-point comeback in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t overcome its early struggles in a 31-17 football loss to No. 5 Missouri Valley on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Czapinski first for FSHS tennis at Emporia
September 23, 2012
Junior Alexis Czapinski went 3-0 in singles play and finished first as the Free State tennis team placed second on Saturday at the Emporia Invitational.
HBO show is kind liked by Emmys
September 23, 2012
“Treme” (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) returns for a third season of overlapping personal tales of New Orleans residents and exiles, folks still reeling from Hurricane Katrina and still deeply defined by their affections for their flawed, wounded city.
It’s already must-win time for Chiefs, Saints today
September 23, 2012
It’s only Week 3, and desperation time is already at hand for the Kansas City Chiefs and the New Orleans Saints.
Support for Syrian rebels can’t wait
September 23, 2012 in print edition on A9
The talk in Washington is that last week’s Mideast violence will cement President Obama’s reluctance to intervene militarily in Syria.
100 years ago: Lawrence merchants argue over fire safety issues
September 23, 2012
“After the supper and regular routine work the question of fire protection came up and all sociability disappeared.”