Archive for Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Pump Patrol
September 29, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.69 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Sebelius to campaign on behalf of Warren
September 29, 2012
Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is planning to campaign on behalf of Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
September 29, 2012
Road work planned for the week of October 1, 2012.
Fair helps prepare residents for the worst
September 29, 2012
In recent years, tornadoes have leveled Joplin, Mo., and Greensburg. A flood inundated Atchison. But should such natural disasters come to Lawrence, Douglas County Emergency Management plans on having its residents prepared.
Public invited to learn about alpacas
September 29, 2012
Bruce and Macel Koerth opened up their farm this weekend to the public in honor of National Alpaca Farm Days. On Saturday, more than 100 people came to pet and feed the South American animals that look like a cross between a camel and a sheep.
Annual Oktoberfest celebration brimming with German flavor
September 29, 2012
The annual Oktoberfest celebration at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church marks the autumn season with things meant to bring the community together — mainly lots and lots of food.
One person injured in one car accident, driver flees scene
02:15 a.m., September 29, 2012 Updated 09:01 a.m.
A 21-year- old woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning at the intersection of 15th and Pennsylvania streets. At 1:05 a.m., Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to the accident and found a gray Dodge minivan half off the ground after running into a tree.
Suspects in theft of guns sought
September 29, 2012
Two men stole three handguns from Jayhawk Pawn and Jewelry, 1804 W. Sixth St., Thursday afternoon, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley.
Longtime local musician to celebrate 95th birthday with performance
September 29, 2012
Longtime Lawrence musician Clyde Bysom is turning 95 and will be playing clarinet and saxophone at his own birthday party.
Man injured in motorcycle-vehicle collision
September 29, 2012
One man received nonlife-threatening injuries after a collision between his motorcycle and a vehicle about 8 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Peterson and Edinburgh roads, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Craig Shanks.
Faith Forum: Can faith help students when they move away from home for college?
September 29, 2012
The Rev. Dr. Ira DeSpain and Justin Jenkins answer.
Woman arrested on suspicion of burglary
September 29, 2012
Lawrence police arrested a woman on suspicion of burglary Wednesday evening.
Indians’ Alomar wins debut
September 29, 2012
Sandy Alomar Jr. now has a beer-soaked baseball for his trophy case.
First Bell: Prairie Park fundraiser today
September 29, 2012
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.
25 years ago: Few movie workers still in town after ‘Kansas’ filming ends
September 29, 2012
Location work on the movie “Kansas” had officially closed this week with a big party.
40 years ago: KU computer struggles to keep up with enrollment data
September 29, 2012
The registrar couldn’t compile his report until receiving final numbers from the Computation Center.
Veritas routs St. John’s
12:00 a.m., September 29, 2012 Updated 12:16 p.m.
Veritas opened league football play in the KCAA with 60-12 victory over Salina-St. John’s Military on Friday at the Eagles Nest.
LHS 6th, FSHS 7th at league tennis
September 29, 2012
Led by a 3-1 showing in the No. 1 singles bracket by junior Whitney Simons, Lawrence High’s girls tennis team finished sixth Thursday at the Sunflower League Invitational.
Brownback honors Kansas’ Dixon
September 29, 2012
Kansas University junior sprinter and Olympic gold medalist Diamond Dixon was honored by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback at the capitol building Friday morning. Dixon was a member of the 4x400-meter Olympic relay team that won gold in London in August.
KU soccer falls at Baylor, 1-0
September 29, 2012
Baylor forward Lisa Sliwinski’s goal with just over four minutes remaining in regulation broke a scoreless tie and lifted the Bears to a 1-0 Big 12 Conference soccer triumph over No. 23 Kansas on Friday at the Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.
Joan Wells tournament on tap today at LHS
September 29, 2012
The Joan L. Wells Invitational volleyball tournament returns to Lawrence High today, with matches beginning at 9 a.m.
Horoscopes for Sept. 29
September 29, 2012
For Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012: This year you often are pulled between two different ideas, two different people or the choice of whether to follow your intellectual voice or your emotional voice. You probably will need to experience some of each polarity in order to make a solid decision as to which path you should head down. If you are single, you open up to a myriad of possibilities, but the person you will most enjoy relating to is a person in your day-to-day life. If you are attached, you often are at odds with each other, until you accept that both of you have different ideas and opinions.
100 years ago: Runaways from Topeka returned to their homes
September 29, 2012
“She said last night that she was glad she was going back, but that she still insisted that she would not keep her matrimonial date for Sunday.”
Eudora blanks Spring Hill
September 29, 2012
Andrew Ballock ran for 107 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and threw a touchdown pass to Tanner Torneden, and Eudora blanked Spring Hill to remain undefeated.
Getting defensive: LHS stingy in 34-27 win over O-South
September 29, 2012
Out in the darkness of Friday evening, 20 yards from Lawrence High’s locker room doors, senior Lions defensive lineman Josh Seybert embraced junior linebacker Kieran Severa. “It was a war out there,” Seybert shouted to Severa.
Simons’ Saturday Column: Commentators spur concerns about upcoming vote
September 29, 2012
Driving across the country the past two days listening to talk radio, both conservative and liberal, leaves this writer confused, angry, puzzled, frustrated and frightened about the upcoming presidential election, now less than 40 days away.
Column: Romney campaign needs to ‘go big’
September 29, 2012 in print edition on A8
In mid-September 2008, Lehman Brothers collapsed and the bottom fell out of the financial system. Barack Obama handled it coolly. John McCain did not. Obama won the presidency. (Given the country’s condition, he would have won anyway. But this sealed it.)
TV movie so bad it’s scary
September 29, 2012
The border between horror and farce is porous. No one knows this better than Robert Englund, better known as Freddy Krueger of the “Nightmare on Elm Street” films. He stars in the thoroughly predictable and ridiculous sequel “Lake Placid: The Final Chapter” (8 p.m. Saturday, Syfy).