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Indians rout Royals, 15-3
September 30, 2012
Royals outfielder Jeff Francoeur didn’t have to offer any detailed analysis for Sunday’s 15-3 loss to the Indians. “The intensity stunk,” he said. “Today was brutal.”
Kansas soccer tops TCU
September 30, 2012
Kansas University junior Caroline Kastor scored the golden goal in the 103rd minute as No. 23-ranked KU edged TCU, 3-2 in double overtime, on Sunday at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.
Sloppy Chiefs fall, 37-20
September 30, 2012
There has been a sign outside the locker room in the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice facility the past couple of weeks offering a three-word dictum: “Eliminate Bad Football.” Romeo Crennel couldn’t find better words to describe the Chiefs’ performance Sunday.
Keegan: Tayler Tolefree prototype student-athlete
September 30, 2012
So long and springy, so agile and precise in her movements. To watch Kansas University senior Tayler Tolefree play volleyball is to come away with the impression that she has ideal physical attributes for the sport. To interview her is to realize that her mind trumps all as her greatest asset.
Jersey boy: Is TE Mike Ragone happy? C’mon, bro
September 30, 2012
The early results have been disappointing and his own statistics — two receptions, 11 yards, a touchdown — hard to come by, but Kansas University tight end Mike Ragone is thrilled to be here.
Developers alter 9th and N.H. building plans
September 30, 2012
Construction work on a new multistory hotel at Ninth and New Hampshire streets could begin in November, and when it does, the plans may be slightly different from what the public last saw.
Some schools may keep Western Civ requirement
September 30, 2012
Undergraduates seeking Bachelor of Arts degrees from Kansas University’s largest school likely no longer will be required to take the two Western Civilization courses.
Reservoir releases worry Kansans
September 30, 2012
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released of billions of gallons of water from eastern Kansas reservoirs this summer to support dwindling barge traffic on the drought-stricken Missouri River, which has raised the ire of some who say fuller reservoirs are vital to their businesses.
Updated Baker science hall to be dedicated
Officials hope upgrades help with recruitment
September 30, 2012
The Ivan L. Boyd Center for Collaborative Science Education at Baker University will be dedicated Friday, but students and faculty have been celebrating the opening of the building since the start of the school year. The building, formerly known as Mulvane Science Hall, was completely gutted and renovated, and acquired a 9,000-square-foot addition.
Volunteer helps adults learn English
September 30, 2012
Anne Walker is a volunteer at the Adult Learning Center where she helps immigrants lean English. Walker’s volunteer work with the Adult Learning Center won her a nomination for the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center’s Wallace Galluzzi Outstanding Volunteer Award.
2nd Congressional District forum set for Thursday at Dole Institute
September 30, 2012
A candidate forum focusing on the 2nd District congressional race has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dole Institute of Politics on Kansas University’s West Campus. Republican incumbent Lynn Jenkins and Democratic challenger Tobias Schlingensiepen will participate in the forum sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition.
Candidates in 42nd House race differ on school funding
September 30, 2012
The two candidates vying for the 42nd House District displayed different opinions Sunday on school funding.
Brown, Holland trade verbal jabs over tax cuts, school funding, K-10 safety
September 30, 2012
State Sen. Tom Holland and state Rep. Anthony Brown traded sharp verbal blows Sunday over school funding, safety improvements on Kansas Highway 10 and tax cuts in the 3rd Senate District race.
Schlingensiepen, Jenkins duel over economy, health care and campaign finance
September 30, 2012
Democrat Tobias Schlingensiepen and Republican U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins dueled Sunday over campaign finance, health care and the economy in their first face-to-face debate.
Column: Eliminating human error on the road
September 30, 2012 in print edition on A7
This was going to be a rant. Then I thought about it, which was a mistake. As any experienced ranter can tell you, thinking about it has the unfortunate tendency of turning a good, clean rant into a muddy quagmire of fine points, conditional sentences, and digressions as delicately balanced as a Swiss watch.
Business owners: Kansas lacks qualified workers
State economy ‘relatively flat,’ official says
September 30, 2012
The state of the Kansas economy is mixed, with some sectors improving while others aren’t, business leaders and state officials are saying.
Rebuilding Lawrence’s German history
Stories surrounding 140-year-old community building strange, tragic
September 30, 2012
In a downtown Lawrence store that was established in 1905 and greets you at the front door with a fine German name, there are unexpected items propped between a pound of nails, a box of bolts or other goods that the 78-year-old proprietor will try to sell you.
Off the Beaten Plate: Bacon Maple Donut from Hurtz Donut
September 30, 2012
There are two kinds of people: those who like mixing their meat and syrup on their breakfast plate and those who like keeping them far, far apart. By Sara Shepherd.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Place to Watch a Game
September 30, 2012
If you can’t catch the Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium or Allen Fieldhouse, our readers say Johnny’s Tavern is the best place take in a game. With its big TVs, legendary burgers, speciality pizzas and long list of libations, Johnny’s caters to fans of all tastes.
Undead to take over downtown during Zombie Walk Thursday
September 30, 2012
The undead will again invade downtown Lawrence during the sixth annual Zombie Walk.
25 years ago: County jobless rate drops
September 30, 2012
The jobless rate in Douglas County had dipped to its lowest point in years during August.
40 years ago: Departed chancellor still on KU payroll
September 30, 2012
Chalmers had not yet officially yielded his tenured post as professor.
Baker football falls to MidAmerica Nazarene, 49-20
September 30, 2012
No. 11 MidAmerica Nazarene defeated No. 13 Baker, 49-20. The Wildcats lost for the second week in a row to a ranked foe.
Lawrence High girls cross country second at Seaman
September 30, 2012
Gavin Fischer and Grace Morgan placed second in their respective races as the Lawrence High girls cross country team finished as the runner-up on Saturday at the Seaman Invitational.
Veritas volleyball sweeps at Manhattan CHIEF tourney
September 30, 2012
Veritas Christian School’s volleyball team piled up five wins in a sweep through the Manhattan CHIEF tournament on Saturday.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Outdoors
September 30, 2012
Lawrence loves to play, whether it’s hitting the links or running by the river. Here are our readers’ choices for the best places outdoors.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Restaurant
September 30, 2012
Free State Brewing Company hasn’t changed a lot in its 20-plus years, serving in-house brew and upscale pub fare at the north end of Lawrence’s downtown drag. Maybe that’s because it’s awesome?
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best New Restaurant
September 30, 2012
Queen Lizzy’s mission is “Bringing a taste of Great Britain to the Great Plains.”
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Bar
September 30, 2012
Every tropical drink comes with a toy. The building is lime green. There are hurricanes — if you miss the nightly 10 p.m. storm, you can buy one on command for $20. You can dance on the bar (in a mermaid costume!).
KU Wind Ensemble to perform fall concert Tuesday
September 30, 2012
The Kansas University Wind Ensemble will perform its fall concert Tuesday, featuring works of two Pulitzer Prize winners and the Kansas premiere of a work by KU professor James Barnes.
Renowned strings duo to perform at KU Friday
September 30, 2012
A renowned strings duo is scheduled to perform a free concert this week at Kansas University, part of the School of Music’s visiting artists series.
Arts Center exhibit gives presidents’ speeches an eye test
September 30, 2012
An upcoming exhibition at the Lawrence Arts Center, timed to coincide with this fall’s presidential election, combines eye charts and past presidents’ words.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Food
September 30, 2012
Some of our favorite places are some of your favorite places. Behold: the results for best food in Lawrence.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Bartender
September 30, 2012
Dave Johanning, a managing partner at Sandbar, has been bartending there going on 17 years. He helped with a few things we’ve always wondered about Sandbar but were afraid to ask.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Artist
September 30, 2012
Four years removed from marketing a controversial board game that drew national headlines, John Sebelius has moved into the world of clothing lines, 2-D, film and sculpture. This summer he released a documentary, “Searching at Sturgis,” and a series of vignettes, “71st Annual Rally.”
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Orthodontist
September 30, 2012
When you walk in Dr. Dan Ranjbar’s office, you are greeted by a 7-year-old golden retriever named Sunny, who loves attention. It’s just one of the ways Ranjbar tries to make his patients feel comfortable. He’s also incorporated his love of nature into the office design.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Chef
September 30, 2012
“I don’t think that you should have a big plate of three sides and an entree, and you have to take home some of it,” Beard says. “I think getting full but not overeating is what I enjoy most about bistros.”
Best of Lawrence 2012: Local Living Legend
September 30, 2012
Lawrence has been home to many legendary figures, and, not surprisingly, many of them made their names on the basketball court — Naismith, Chamberlain and Allen, to name a few. They’ve all passed through Lawerence and left legacies nearly impossible to match.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best-Kept Secret
September 30, 2012
Tucked inside a tiny lean-to abutting Great Harvest Bread Co., this restaurant is easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for.
Best of Lawrence 2012: People
September 30, 2012
Readers picked their favorite Lawrence personalities.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Local Businesses
September 30, 2012
From auto repairs and fashion to the perfect date and home, these are our readers favorite local businesses.
Horoscopes for Sept. 30
September 30, 2012
For Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012: This year you feel far more fortunate than in the past. You also tend to rely more on your intellect. As a result, you always seem to come up with different solutions and new ideas. If you are single, you could meet someone who can challenge you, which you’ll find to be a rather attractive quality. If you are attached, the two of you need to share more time together.
100 years ago: Old house survived Quantrill’s Raid but cannot stop time’s decay
September 30, 2012
“Another of the old landmarks of Lawrence is being razed.”
Free State girls cross country third at Newton
September 30, 2012
Free State’s Bailey Sullivan ran to a second-place finish as the Firebirds girls varsity team took third on Saturday at the Newton CC Invitational.
Kansas City Connection: Celebrating the birth of the Beatles
September 30, 2012
After a lifetime of living halfway large in my hometown of Kansas City, I find myself here — settling into Lawrence — with the stated mission of filling you guys in on what to see and do in that little city just to the right.
KU safety Bradley McDougald credits big brother for perspective in tough times
September 30, 2012
During his four years with the Kansas University football program, wide-receiver-turned-safety Bradley McDougald has played two positions for three head coaches, lined up alongside some of the best players in school history and suffered through a trying period of consistent losing that has stretched into the first four games of his senior season.
Coaches: Seabury ready for 2A leap
September 30, 2012
The past couple of years, coaches and student-athletes at Bishop Seabury Academy had grown to understand how their programs stacked up against their peers in Class 1A and what to expect from their competition in the postseason.
Lions volleyball upbeat despite fourth place finish
September 30, 2012
As Lawrence High’s volleyball players exited the locker room Saturday afternoon after the Joan L. Wells Invitational at LHS, none wore the countenance of someone who had just ended a long day with back-to-back losses.
Jayhawk men race to first place at Rim Rock Classic
September 30, 2012
Kansas University’s unranked men’s cross country team might have caught the attention of the pollsters on Saturday morning at Rim Rock Farm.
Self: New KU contract ‘generous,’ built for long haul
September 30, 2012
Bill Self says he has no idea if stability in Kansas University’s basketball program will assist him in the pursuit of high school players.
Going golfing? Play for paralyzed football player Matt Bollig
September 30, 2012
Matt Bollig awakened from surgery from a spinal cord injury that has left him paralyzed from the waist down, looked into his mother’s eyes, and said, “Does this qualify me for a medical red shirt?”
Editorial: School assumption
There’s little evidence to support the Lawrence school board’s contention that the community already has reached consensus on keeping all of its elementary schools open.
September 30, 2012
Members of the Lawrence school board apparently are basing at least part of their decision to seek a bond issue next April on an assumption that many local residents might question.
Around and about in local business
September 30, 2012
Local business news for the week ending Sept. 28, 2012.
Collect ‘em all! Banned-book trading cards celebrate art, controversial lit
September 30, 2012
Barry Fitzgerald is both artist and avid reader. When he heard about the Lawrence Public Library’s call for artists to create banned-book-inspired images for trading cards, he wanted to give it a whirl. And what better fodder then despotic pigs?
Column: Election puts foreign policy on hold
September 30, 2012 in print edition on A7
It’s embarrassing when President Obama’s risk-averse refusal to engage foreign-policy issues becomes so obvious that it’s a laugh line for the president of Iran.
Best of Lawrence 2012: Best Family Doctor
September 30, 2012
Dr. Ryan Neuhofel is not only new to Lawrence, he’s bringing new ideas to family medicine. His goal is to bring back old-fashioned medicine, where a doctor has a relationship with his or her patients.
Devil cast as landlord
September 30, 2012
NBC’S “Revolution” and ABC’s “Last Resort” may try to capture the magic of “Lost,” but the new gothic mystery “666 Park Avenue” (9 p.m. Sunday, ABC) has one of that show’s stars.