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Changing of the guard: Bonnie Henrickson welcomes new faces
October 2, 2013
Speaking at Wednesday’s media day, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson says she has had to re-emphasize patience — even to herself — as it will be especially important with a 2013-14 team that lost three 1,000-point scorers while adding five freshmen who all should compete for immediate playing time. By Jesse Newell
Our Town Sports (Oct. 3)
October 2, 2013
Here’s a look at Our Town Sports for Oct. 3.
Activist hopes shutdown will spark ‘Occupy Congress’ movement
October 2, 2013
Steve Robinson, an activist in the ‘Occupy Lawrence’ movement, hopes the ongoing federal shutdown will reignite a new wave of anti-establishment street protests. He and a handful of others protested along Massachusetts Street with signs saying ‘Occupy Congress.’
County and city agree to launch review of Horizon 2020
October 2, 2013
The Douglas County Commission agreed Wednesday to start a process of reviewing and amending the comprehensive development plan for Lawrence and Douglas County. That followed similar action Tuesday by the Lawrence City Commission. By Peter Hancock
Nobel-winning scientist to give KU’s Higuchi Memorial Lecture next week
October 2, 2013
Israeili scientist Aaron Ciechanover won the Nobel for research into the processes behind protein degradation. He will speak Monday at the Kansas University School of Pharmacy Building as part of the Takeru Higuchi Memorial Lecture, named after the late KU pharmacy professor. By Ben Unglesbee
Late Night in the Phog set for Friday
October 2, 2013
The 2013-2014 Kansas University basketball season kicks off Friday with the annual Late Night in the Phog event at Allen Fieldhouse.
Fall Parade of Homes concludes Sunday
October 2, 2013
The Lawrence Home Builders Association’s annual Fall Parade of Homes concludes this weekend, with tours running from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Fairchild reappointed chief judge in Douglas County
October 2, 2013
The Kansas Supreme Court has reappointed Douglas County State District Court Judge Robert Fairchild to another two-year term as chief judge of the Seventh Judicial District, which is all of Douglas County.
More than 100 active, retired faculty, staff support Guth’s “right of free speech”
October 2, 2013
More than 100 active and retired faculty and staff at Kansas University today released a signed a statement in support of the free speech rights of Professor David Guth, who was placed on leave after he wrote a controversial tweet blasting the NRA. By Scott Rothschild
New units required for over-capacity prison population, officials say
October 2, 2013
The state prison system in Kansas is over capacity and will require $37 million in additional units within the next several years, officials said today.
Lawrence man killed in four-car accident along K-10 in Lenexa
October 2, 2013
A 52-year-old Lawrence man died Tuesday evening after a four-car accident on Kansas Highway 10 in Lenexa.
Kansas delegation holds position of making government funding contingent on delaying Obamacare
October 2, 2013
As the federal government shutdown entered its second day, U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins defended her vote to fund government contingent on putting in place a one-year delay on the Affordable Care Act requirement that millions of people buy health insurance.
FSHS soccer falls to SMNW, 2-0
October 2, 2013
Free State High’s boys soccer team lost to Shawnee Mission Northwest, 2-0, on Tuesday.
KU men’s golf finishes second at Madison
October 2, 2013
Freshman Chase Hanna tied for fifth place and sophomore Jackson Foth tied for 10th to lead Kansas University’s men’s golf team to a runner-up finish on Tuesday at the Badger Invitational.
KU women golfers fourth in Austin
October 2, 2013
Kansas University senior Thanuttra Boonraksasat recorded her second straight top-10 finish Tuesday as KU’s women’s golf team finished fourth in the Challenge at Onion Creek.
Veritas volleyball wins two at tri
October 2, 2013
Veritas Christian went 2-0 in a girls volleyball triangular Tuesday at Central Middle School.
LHS soccer tops Leavenworth, 6-0
October 2, 2013
Lawrence High’s soccer team scored five second-half goals in a 6-0 victory over Leavenworth on Tuesday.
Firebirds tennis rallies to win City Showdown with Lions
October 2, 2013
Free State High tennis partners Taylor Hawkins and Caitlin Dodd blew a three-game lead Tuesday afternoon and lost their No. 2 doubles match to rival Lawrence High, but the players’ quick recovery in singles play proved critical in Free State’s 5-4 victory over the Lions at the dual. By Benton Smith
Selden: Late Night visit made impression
October 2, 2013
Freshman Wayne Selden was sold on Kansas University after watching the 2012 Late Night in the Phog. This year, he’ll be meeting a batch of prospects with KU on their lists. By Gary Bedore
Rival golfers keep it close at LHS Invitational
October 2, 2013
Lawrence High senior Abby Schmidtberger and Free State junior Emily Bermel finished neck-and-neck on Tuesday at the Lawrence High Invitational at Alvamar. By Benton Smith
Weis, Jayhawks well-aware of Big 12 loss streak
October 2, 2013
By the time Saturday’s kickoff against Texas Tech rolls around, 1,063 days will have passed since the Kansas University football team last defeated a Big 12 Conference opponent. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Running on first down best bet for KU
October 2, 2013
Kansas University coach Charlie Weis said Tuesday that the Jayhawks have been “crummy” this season on third downs with more than six yards to go. More runs on first down could help the Jayhawks stay out of that bind. Column by Tom Keegan
25 years ago: Former KU band directors serve as parade marshals on Band Day
October 2, 2013
It was a big day and a musical one for Kansas University.
Horoscopes for Oct. 2
October 2, 2013
For Wednesday, Oct. 2 This year you often become very serious and self-disciplined. If you are single, your potential suitors will need to understand that this behavior is part of you. If you are attached, the two of you need more time as a couple.
40 years ago: Increased costs lead to big jump in milk prices
October 2, 2013
All Star Dairy had increased prices by about 15 cents a gallon this week.
Editorial: Naming opportunity
It’s exciting to see all the work taking place at the former Farmland Industries property, but it’s past time to give the new business park an official name so that marketing efforts can begin in earn
October 2, 2013
It’s good news that city officials appear close to announcing the official name for a new 400-plus-acre business park on the east edge of Lawrence.
Letter: Age issue?
October 2, 2013
I have a few concerns that perhaps need to be clarified by those in charge at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. There have been two recent articles published by the Journal-World regarding the active recruitment of two medical specialties to the area, those being endocrinology and rheumatology. The physician recruiter, Sherri Vaughn, made the statement that there are no physicians in the area with these specialties. That was proven to not be a true statement.
Letter: League lauded
October 2, 2013
Many thanks to the League of Women Voters members who invested personal effort in organizing and sitting outside of Checkers and the local public library last week, registering voters and dispensing voting-related information in observance of National Voter Registration Day.
100 years ago: Tango defenders come forward at KU
October 2, 2013
“It is not a rag dance, but is a very pretty and proper dance, there is nothing risque about it.”
Opinion: Government should govern
October 2, 2013
It is Tuesday morning as I am writing this column, and the federal government has been shut down for approximately eight hours. It is hard for me to fathom the irresponsibility of Congress in allowing this to happen. Personally, I am sick to death of hearing each political party blame the other for what has happened. As for those in Congress who are glorying in the shutdown, all I can think is that they don’t belong in government.
Four inducted into Lawrence Business Hall of Fame
October 2, 2013
They were described as passionate, entrepreneurial, civic-minded. On Tuesday, four men who have helped shape the local business community were inducted into the Lawrence Hall of Fame. By Giles Bruce
Letter: Happy rider
October 2, 2013
This is in reponse to the letter about the T bus.
Opinion: Too much faith in government
October 2, 2013
It’s Obamacare activation and government “shutdown” week in Washington, where the consequences of misplaced faith in government are everywhere. Still, “true believers” remain faithful that Obamacare will be the exception to government’s past failures in achieving big goals.
Make your own applesauce to sweeten fall oatmeal
October 2, 2013
Homemade applesauce transforms oatmeal from mere “warm cereal” to a fuzzy scarf and a hug as everyone leaves the house to go about the day.