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Archive for Friday, October 4, 2013

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1:00 a.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo.Members of the  Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and  Alpha Chi Omega, sorority helped kick off the 2013 KU Homecoming Parade through downtown Lawrence on Thursday October 3, 2013. Jayhawks and zombies make for an ever-so-Lawrence homecoming parade
October 3, 2013
Peppy cheerleaders, elaborate floats, eager college students and bloody zombies marched down Massachusetts Street last night as the Kansas University homecoming parade and seventh annual Lawrence zombie walk brought an interesting mix of Jayhawk and Lawrence pride to downtown. By Caitlin Doornbos
11:41 a.m.
Lawrence High's Ian Gabel (15) and Jakob Burdett (6) celebrate Gabel's goal during Lawrence High's soccer match against Free State Thursday at LHS. The Lions won, 2-0. LHS soccer shuts out FSHS in City Showdown
October 4, 2013
Maybe Lawrence High’s Parker Davies was due some good fortune. After sitting out most of the last three weeks with an ankle injury, the Lawrence High senior knocked in a deflected goal that put Thursday’s game out of reach, as the Lions took a 2-0 victory over crosstown rival Free State in front of an overflow crowd at LHS. By Jesse Newell
5:52 p.m.
Fans rush through the front doors of Allen Fieldhouse to get a good seat for Late Night in the Phog Friday. Fans gather, wait overnight, for Late Night in the Phog
5:35 p.m., October 4, 2013 Updated 9:54 p.m.
Jayhawk fans erupted into cheers at every chance they got Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. Applause, yelps and the sounds of noisemakers greeted everything from a Simon Says contest to Bill Self’s speech about the upcoming season. Somewhere between the women’s basketball players dancing to “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer and comedian Rob Riggle being carried onto the court on a white throne, the 16,000 fans experienced more than a bit of ridiculousness at the 29th annual Late Night in the Phog, a variety show and scrimmage that serves as the opening to the 2013-2014 Kansas University basketball season. By Nikki Wentling

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Tonganoxie hammers K.C. Ward
October 4, 2013
Six Tonganoxie players scored touchdowns in a rout of KC Ward Friday.
Chiefs to take on Titans without ailing RT Fisher
October 4, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs will be without rookie right tackle Eric Fisher because of a concussion when they visit the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Kansas soccer ties ISU, 0-0
October 4, 2013
Kansas University and Iowa State played to a scoreless soccer draw on Friday at the ISU Soccer Complex.
Joan Wells Invitational on tap today at LHS
October 4, 2013
Some of the state’s best volleyball teams will compete with Lawrence High today for the tournament title at the Joan Wells Invitational.
Veritas football upends St. John’s
October 4, 2013
Chad Stieben score on runs of 40 and 7 yards, and Veritas Christian School defeated St. John’s Military, 16-8, on Friday night in high school football.
Tale of the tape: KU vs. Texas Tech
October 4, 2013
A unit-by-unit look at the Kansas University-Texas Tech football match-up.
Collision course: Kansas nickel Simmons tasked with trying to stop Texas Tech tight end Amaro
October 4, 2013
After a strong start to his third college football season, Kansas University junior Victor Simmons finally will get his shot at a welcome-to-the-big-time moment when the Jayhawks (2-1) play host to No. 20 Texas Tech (4-0) at 11 a.m. today. By Matt Tait
More than 1,100 furloughed because of federal government shutdown, state officials say
October 4, 2013
More than 1,100 workers have been placed on unpaid furloughs this week because of the federal government shutdown, according to state officials.
Fans gather, wait overnight, for Late Night in the Phog
05:35 p.m., October 4, 2013 Updated 09:54 p.m.
Jayhawk fans erupted into cheers at every chance they got Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. Applause, yelps and the sounds of noisemakers greeted everything from a Simon Says contest to Bill Self’s speech about the upcoming season. Somewhere between the women’s basketball players dancing to “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer and comedian Rob Riggle being carried onto the court on a white throne, the 16,000 fans experienced more than a bit of ridiculousness at the 29th annual Late Night in the Phog, a variety show and scrimmage that serves as the opening to the 2013-2014 Kansas University basketball season. By Nikki Wentling
Lawrence VenturePark proposed as new name for business park on former Farmland site
October 4, 2013
A city project to convert the former Farmland Industries fertilizer plant into a business park may end up being a new venture in more ways than one. Lawrence city commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting will consider officially naming the business park Lawrence VenturePark. By Chad Lawhorn
Brownback administration won’t treat same-sex married couples the same for tax purposes
October 4, 2013
Same-sex couples who were legally married elsewhere but live in Kansas won’t be treated as equals to opposite-sex couples for state tax purposes, Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration declared today. By Scott Rothschild
DCCCA hires new director to replace retiring leader
October 4, 2013
One of Lawrence’s larger social service agencies has a new executive director.
Pumpkin patch proposal withdrawn, but may be revived
October 4, 2013
A Johnson County couple has withdrawn their proposal to move their commercial pumpkin patch business to rural southeast Douglas County. Nearby residents in the area had objected to the plan. By Peter Hancock
State scraps latest plan for Clinton Lake resort, but tourism leader wants to keep idea alive
October 4, 2013
The latest plan for a resort at Clinton Lake State Park has been scrapped by state officials, but the state’s top tourism official said he hopes a new proposal for a Clinton resort will develop. By Chad Lawhorn
Appeals panel affirms conviction of man sentenced for injuring Lawrence police officer
October 4, 2013
A panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction of a Lawrence man who was sentenced for injuring a police officer.
LHS football kickoff time pushed up
October 4, 2013
Due to the possibility of severe weather Friday night, Lawrence High’s football game against Shawnee Mission Northwest will kickoff a half-hour early, at 6:30 p.m.
Behind the Lens: ‘Jayhawk Decade’
October 4, 2013
Looking through images I’ve made during 359 games has taught me a lesson about being somewhat selective while shooting, but I also learned a little about the importance of meticulous archiving practices.
Kansas Supreme Court reverses issuance of permit to build coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas
October 4, 2013
The Kansas Supreme Court today reversed the issuance of a permit by the state to Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build an 895-megawatt coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas. Gov. Sam Brownback reacts by blasting the court. By Scott Rothschild
Gary Bedore’s top Late Night moments at Allen Fieldhouse
October 4, 2013
Everybody loves lists, so without further ado, here are the top five moments in Late Night history as compiled by Gary Bedore, who has been in Allen Fieldhouse for all 28 season-opening extravaganzas.
Opinion: KU freshmen vs. vets could spice up Late Night
October 4, 2013
Since Late Night in the Phog is all about having fun, here’s a suggestion on how to make the night even more entertaining this year: Put the six freshmen and three of walk-ons on the red team and let the veterans play on the other. Column by Tom Keegan
Weis fired up for Homecoming weekend’s festivities
October 4, 2013
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has never tried to hide his appreciation for Kansas basketball and that came through again earlier this week when Weis spoke with reporters about the huge weekend ahead. By Matt Tait
Late Night offers first look at KU stars
October 4, 2013
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self expects tonight’s Late Night in the Phog festivities to be “one of the most anticipated Late Nights we’ve had,” thanks to star freshman Andrew Wiggins and seven other Jayhawk newcomers. By Gary Bedore
Albrecht leads Seabury runners
October 4, 2013
Seabury Academy’s Kate Albrecht placed third in the girls 4K race Thursday at Maranatha cross country invitational. Albrecht led the Seahawks with a time of 16:17.
Veritas volleyball wins home tri
October 4, 2013
The Veritas Christian volleyball team won both its matches at a home triangular on Thursday.
LHS volleyball splits pair
October 4, 2013
Lawrence High’s volleyball team split a pair of matches Thursday at Shawnee Mission North.
LHS, FSHS tennis tie at Sunflower League
October 4, 2013
Lawrence High’s Yelena Birt and Caroline Bologa placed second in No. 2 doubles while Free State’s Alexis Czapinski was runner-up in No. 1 singles, Thursday at the Sunflower League girls tennis tournament.
FSHS volleyball finally home, but loses
October 4, 2013
Few could blame Free State High’s volleyball players if they had started to think somebody, somewhere had it in for them. The Firebirds lost their home opener — scheduled a full month into the season — to Sunflower League co-leaders Olathe East and Olathe South. By Andrew Hartsock
Lions football having fun focusing on run
October 4, 2013
Sparked by a renewed focus on its running game, the Lawrence High football team travels to take on Shawnee Mission Northwest, at 7 p.m. tonight in SM North District Stadium. By Benton Smith
Top-ranked Firebirds lose first game, 26-19 to Olathe North
October 4, 2013
It appears the Free State High football team’s stay at the top of Class 6A will be short-lived. After earning the No. 1 ranking in the state this week, the Firebirds’ offense sputtered at times in the first half Thursday night at Olathe District Activity Center, where Olathe North happily knocked them off their pedestal, 26-19, despite a late FSHS rally. By Benton Smith
LHS soccer shuts out FSHS in City Showdown
October 4, 2013
Maybe Lawrence High’s Parker Davies was due some good fortune. After sitting out most of the last three weeks with an ankle injury, the Lawrence High senior knocked in a deflected goal that put Thursday’s game out of reach, as the Lions took a 2-0 victory over crosstown rival Free State in front of an overflow crowd at LHS. By Jesse Newell
25 years ago: Historic preservation discussed by city task force
October 4, 2013
The group had proposed more than 40 amendments and changes in the 45-page document.
40 years ago: Siren testing policy up for revision again
October 4, 2013
The siren test on a recent Saturday had caused alarm to football fans attending the Band Day game.
Letter: Let’s be great
October 4, 2013
I certainly hope the leaders in our state will take a step back and rethink how they are governing our state. Kansas used to be a great state, and, believe you me, that sentiment is shared by many Kansans who have returned.
Letter: Courage lacking
October 4, 2013
Let’s face it. This government shutdown is caused by the 30 to 35 ultra-conservative Republicans in the House who do not want the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, funded and implemented.
Letter: Future at stake
October 4, 2013
Our federal government is shutdown. It’s frustrating. It’s embarrassing. How did we get here?
Deputies recognized for extraordinary service
Officers humbled
October 4, 2013
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office honored two deputies Thursday evening for extraordinary service in the field. By Elliot Hughes
Horoscopes for Oct. 4
October 4, 2013
For Friday, Oct. 4 This year you open up to a new opportunity that you might not had dreamed was possible. If you are single, enjoy dating, but do not make a commitment until you are absolutely sure that this person is right for you. If you are attached, you will attract a lot of attention this year.
100 years ago: Football fever grips Lawrence as KU kicks off season
October 4, 2013
“It is in the air today. It quickens your step, lights your eye and you are in a hurry.”
Editorial: Court moves
October 4, 2013
If Kansas legislators want to forge a better relationship with the state’s judicial branch, they need to work with court officials on policy issues before imposing arbitrary budget cuts.