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Voters can meet candidates, register
September 27, 2012
About 20 candidates have indicated they will participate in Saturday’s Candidate Fair sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition. The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lawrence Visitors Center, 402 N. Second St.
Barbecue cookoff, craft sale anchor this year’s Eudora Fest
September 27, 2012
Eudora Fest will offer a jam-packed day of entertainment Oct. 6. The 16th annual festival will include a parade, a barbecue contest, three different live bands, historical re-enactments and a car show, plus a wide range of arts and crafts for sale.
Personal influences build characters in author Daniel Woodrell’s world
September 27, 2012
Woodrell spoke with Allen at Liberty Hall on Thursday in front of about 150 people who gathered to hear the “Winter’s Bone” author discuss everything from tribal mentality to moonshine to Renoir.
Brownback not backing Republican Wu in State Board of Education race
September 27, 2012
Traditionally, Gov. Sam Brownback backs his fellow Republicans in the general election. But he is not supporting Jack Wu, a Republican who is running for State Board of Education for the 4th District, which includes most of Lawrence.
September Final Fridays preview: An old muffler shop turns to a new space for artists
September 27, 2012
If you’re going to have a thriving arts community, you need more than talented people and spacious galleries, you need studio space.
Kobach’s office seeks to dismiss `birther’ lawsuit
September 27, 2012
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s listing on the state’s Nov. 6 general election ballot.
Allen Fieldhouse to get new HD video board
September 27, 2012
Fans in attendance at Allen Fieldhouse for the annual “Late Night in the Phog” event on Oct. 12 will be the first to experience a new high-definition (HD) video board and control room inside Kansas University’s home basketball arena.
Rural Tonganoxie man gets life in prison for sex crimes against children
September 27, 2012
A rural Tonganoxie man has been sentenced to life in prison for child sex crimes.
KU enrollment falls, but freshman class grows for first time since 2008
02:46 p.m., September 27, 2012 Updated 09:18 a.m.
Kansas University’s total fall enrollment has fallen for the fourth straight year, according to figures released by the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday.
Kansas regulation board, doctor battle over abortion case costs
02:17 p.m., September 27, 2012 Updated 11:39 p.m.
A northeast Kansas doctor who lost her license over referrals to the late Dr. George Tiller’s abortion clinic is fighting state regulators’ efforts to force her to post a bond of nearly $93,000 as she appeals to the courts.
Federal judge rules wife of KU ticket-scandal defendant can’t keep $400,000 in property, cash
September 27, 2012
A federal judge has ruled the former wife of a Kansas University official caught in a ticket scalping scandal cannot keep money and property fraudulently transferred to her in the couple’s divorce settlement.
Third robber sentenced to 41 months in prison for incident in 2010 at Lawrence apartment
September 27, 2012
A 22-year-old Wichita man was sentenced in Douglas County District Court Thursday to 41 months in prison for his role in a Dec. 2, 2010, robbery.
Crews investigate gasoline in sewers near Schwegler Elementary
12:39 p.m., September 27, 2012 Updated 03:24 p.m.
City and county crews are investigating gasoline in the sewer near Schwegler Elementary, 2201 Ousdahl.
Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund told to plan for big cuts
September 27, 2012
The Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund, which promotes early-childhood programs in the state, has been warned that it could lose up to 75 percent of its budget next year because of a drop in money from a national lawsuit against tobacco companies.
Phone, internet service restored to Lawrence school district buildings
09:32 a.m., September 27, 2012 Updated 11:21 a.m.
Lawrence school officials are reporting that the district is experiencing widespread phone and computer service outages this morning.
Town Talk: Milton’s founders to team up again to start new restaurant at Ninth and N.H.; work on hotel project may begin in November; hotel design tweaked: yo-yo masters in downtown on Sunday
08:55 a.m., September 27, 2012 Updated 09:49 a.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Man found competent to stand trial for attempted murder
September 27, 2012
Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin ruled Wednesday that a 39-year-old Lawrence man is competent to stand trial on attempted murder and attempted rape charges stemming from the November stabbing of the man’s wife.
First Bell: Some fun extracurricular events; kids can get in on voting; Veritas has day of service
September 27, 2012
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.
Heard on the Hill: ‘K-State’ not dead after all; enrollment numbers coming today; a KU sweep at aircraft design contest
September 27, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
KU volleyball makes case for top 25 with upset of No. 19 Iowa State
September 27, 2012
Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard says he hasn’t talked to his team much this season about national rankings.
40 years ago: Parents, editors, and others visit KU campus
September 27, 2012
The upcoming weekend was expected to be a crowded one.
Tigers alone in first place after edging Royals
September 27, 2012
Most of the 32,360 fans at Comerica Park groaned when Jhonny Peralta hit a tailor-made double-play grounder that looked set to end the eighth inning.
LHS soccer loses shortened match
September 27, 2012
Any chance Lawrence High’s boys soccer team had of knocking off the No. 2-ranked team in all classes Tuesday night ended when lightning postponed the Lions’ game at Olathe East at the half before it eventually was called off.
Editorial: Welcome improvement
September 27, 2012
The access the new road and interchanges will provide for Lawrence will be a convenience for Lawrence residents and visitors as well as a boon for business interests. It’s good to see those projects moving forward.
25 years ago: Old ‘Dragstrip Road’ gets an upgrade
September 27, 2012
The month just ending had proven to be a fine one for local road construction.
Style Scout: Huan Rui
September 27, 2012
Dream job: Chef, scientist, fashion designer
Style Scout: Mike Hearson
September 27, 2012
Who do people say you look like? Samuel L. Jackson, or an Asian puppy
Horoscopes for Sept. 27
September 27, 2012
For Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012: This year you experience many different feelings that help guide you. You sometimes wonder which voice to listen to, but only you can decide that. If you are single, you come from a place of compassion when you meet someone. If you are attached, share a new hobby with a sweetie in order to become closer.
Opinion: In defense of America’s 47 percent
September 27, 2012 in print edition on A7
Sharkara Peters is a 35-year-old single mother of two. She works 34 hours a week at a fast-food restaurant. A few months back, she was hospitalized with a blood clot in her lung. Then, one of her daughters needed surgery. As a result, Peters lost about three weeks of work, and could not muster her $335 monthly rent. When I met her last month while in Charlotte reporting on poverty on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, she was facing eviction.
Opinion: Iran president still calmly combative
September 27, 2012 in print edition on A7
Iran may be on the firing line, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was as calmly combative as ever over the weekend, dismissing Israel’s military threats and predicting that nothing will happen in the nuclear talks until after the U.S. presidential elections.
100 years ago: Youngest KU student entered high school at age 11
September 27, 2012
“Entered today Henry Tihen of Anndale, Kansas, age 16, wearing knickerbockers.”
Lions golf ties for sixth at Aquinas
September 27, 2012
The Lawrence High varsity golf team tied for sixth place on Wednesday at the St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational at Overland Park Golf Course.
Hopes high for Jayhawks’ non-revenue sports
September 27, 2012
A call went against the Kansas University volleyball team Wednesday night in its match against No. 19 Iowa State and KU basketball coach Bill Self, seated next to director of basketball operations Doc Sadler, slapped the table in front of him.
Firebirds to try to hold the lines vs. Shawnee Mission North
September 27, 2012
The Free State High football team’s coaches and players noticed a significant difference in one critical area last week, and the change wasn’t a good one.
Chiefs place center Hudson on IR
September 27, 2012
The Chiefs put center Rodney Hudson on injured reserve Wednesday with a broken bone in his left leg and signed offensive linemen Russ Hochstein and Bryan Mattison to provide depth.
Shooting star: Future KU guard Conner Frankamp continues rise to prep elite
September 27, 2012
With the scoreboard clock running, Marty Frankamp fires a pass to his son. “Forty seconds left,” Marty says. “No more misses.” Conner — a senior at Wichita North High School and a Kansas University basketball commit — doesn’t say a word. He catches the pass and puts up a three from the left wing. Swish.
KU basketball notebook: Ex-Jayhawk Arthur injured again
September 27, 2012
Former Kansas University basketball forward Darrell Arthur of the Memphis Grizzlies, who sat out last season because of a torn right Achilles tendon, may miss some games during the upcoming 2012-13 campaign because of a broken bone in his left leg.
FSHS gymnastics first at O-East
September 27, 2012
The Free State gymnastics team took first place overall in the team competition on Wednesday at the Olathe East Invitational.
Our Town Sports
September 27, 2012
Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450.
‘Last Resort’ goes to extremes
September 27, 2012
The gang on “Lost” had to endure only a plane crash to land on a beautiful island filled with secrets. The folks on “Last Resort” (7 p.m., ABC) have to start World War III — or refuse to, as the case may be.