Archive for Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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City golfers finish 3rd, 6th in Sunflower League
October 9, 2013
Two city golfers earned spots on the Sunflower League first team with identical scores on Wednesday at the Olathe East Invitational.
KU football searching for right fit on offense
October 9, 2013
It’s starting to look like a painful game of musical chairs for the Kansas University football program, as head coach Charlie Weis continues to search for ways to shuffle the deck in hopes of getting the Jayhawks’ offense going. By Matt Tait
Our Town Sports (Oct. 10)
October 9, 2013
Here’s a look at Our Town Sports for Oct. 10.
County OKs water plant after heated debate
October 9, 2013
Some argued that expanding access to rural water service could encourage suburban sprawl. But county commissioners eventually approved a permit for a new water treatment plant east of Lawrence. By Peter Hancock
Effects of federal shutdown being felt in Lawrence, Douglas County
October 9, 2013
An estimated 1,600 low-income women and children in Douglas County could lose their WIC benefits if the federal shutdown is not resolved by the end of this month. Elsewhere in Lawrence and Douglas County, the shutdown appears to be having a limited impact so far. But it has escalated into a major issue into the already-developing election campaigns for the 2nd District congressional seat. From staff reports
Massachusetts Street businesses to host charity shopping event
October 9, 2013
Businesses all over Massachusetts Street will be treating certain customers with special deals Thursday as part of Downtown Lawrence Inc.’s third annual “Girls Night Downtown” charity shopping event.
38 individuals to be honored at Valor Awards Recognition luncheon
October 9, 2013
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lawrence program will honor 38 individuals at the Valor Awards Recognition luncheon on Oct. 15.
City to hold study session on proposed rental regulations as questions mount
October 9, 2013
City commissioners have agreed to hold a study session at 4 p.m. on Oct. 22 to discuss possible changes in the program, including suggestions by Mayor Mike Dever to delay the program’s inspections until late 2014 and to reduce the list of possible landlord violations. By Chad Lawhorn
Corn harvest progressing slowly; soybean harvest underway
October 9, 2013
The corn harvest, already late because of a delayed planting season, is off to a slow start in the Lawrence area this year, as some local farmers have moved on to cutting soybeans. By Giles Bruce
KU, UMKC and Rockhurst teaming up for recruitment outreach
October 9, 2013
The business schools are pooling their resources to create a website, blogs, informational sessions and other events to inform prospective students.By Ben Unglesbee
Enter our annual scary story contest for young writers
October 9, 2013
The Journal-World’s annual scary story contest is back, and it’s open to students in three categories: elementary school, middle school and high school.
Four local organizations receive grants for victims services
October 9, 2013
Four Lawrence organizations were awarded grants totaling $167,000 for victims service programs.
Lawrence man flown to Kansas City-area hospital after being hit and dragged by his car
11:49 a.m., October 9, 2013 Updated 05:48 p.m.
A 72-year-old Lawrence man was flown to a Kansas City-area hospital after being hit and dragged by his vehicle this morning.
City moves forward on providing loan to homeless shelter
October 9, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday unanimously took another step toward providing the Lawrence Community Shelter a $725,000 loan.
Opinion: Gerrymandering rewards extremism
October 9, 2013
Welcome to America Held Hostage. The reference is not just to the ongoing government shutdown that theoretically could be — but in all likelihood won’t be — over by the time you read this. Rather, it is also to the intransigence and extremism of the Republican Party, a brand of government-by-crisis political thuggery that made this confrontation inevitable.
FSHS volleyball 1-1 in Leavenworth
October 9, 2013
Free State’s volleyball team went split a pair of matches Tuesday night. The Firebirds defeated Shawnee Mission West, 28-26, 25-19, and lost to Leavenworth, 25-22, 29-13, 25-16.
Veritas 2-0, Seabury splits at volleyball tri
October 9, 2013
Veritas Christian School won both its matches on Tuesday at the Bishop Seabury Academy triangular, defeating Seabury and Kansas City East Christian Academy.
Lions soccer can’t convert chances, falls to O-South, 4-1
October 9, 2013
Playing most of the game at a one-goal deficit, Lawrence High’s boys soccer team opened the second half determined to tie it up, stayed on the attack, but never could find the net for the game-tying goal and lost at home Tuesday night, 4-1, to Olathe South. By Tom Keegan
KU football shuffles offensive line once again
October 9, 2013
For the fourth time since Sept. 10, the Kansas University football team will take a new-look offensive line into game week, as the Jayhawks prepare for Saturday’s 11 a.m. kickoff at TCU. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Jayhawks set at QB for future
October 9, 2013
Save yourself the trouble of tossing over your shoulder haystack after haystack of negativity surrounding the Kansas University football program in search of that elusive needle pointing upward. You won’t find it on the rest of the schedule, but it will start to show its head during spring football. Column by Tom Keegan
Self: KU needs Tharpe to be irreplaceable
October 9, 2013
Kansas University coach Bill Self expects more — much more — from point guard Naadir Tharpe in his junior season. “I need Naadir to be our most valuable player,” Self said Tuesday before the Coaches vs. Cancer Season Tipoff Reception at Municipal Auditorium. By Jesse Newell
KU Medical Center preparing for a second round of interviews in search for new medical school dean
12:00 a.m., October 9, 2013 Updated 11:41 a.m.
In a search for a new dean of the School of Medicine, the KU Medical Center announced it has begun inviting candidates back for another round of interviews. The names of the finalists haven’t been released yet, but a presentation to the school from the first candidate scheduled to return has already been scheduled for Oct. 16.
40 years ago: Site selected for new KU Law School building
October 9, 2013
Availability of parking was one factor in the decision.
Fossil hunter attempting another go at getting state fossil named
66-year-old to give up campaign after 1 more year
October 9, 2013
Fossil hunter Alan Detrich has spent many years trying to establish a Kansas state fossil. With two mosasaur skeletons in tow, he will call it quits if the state doesn’t bite after one year. By Elliot Hughes
Editorial: Review needed
Heightened interest in the Kansas University men’s basketball team requires increased planning for the popular season-opening event in Allen Fieldhouse.
October 9, 2013
Kansas Athletics isn’t responsible for all of the selfish and unruly behavior that reportedly occurred at Friday’s Late Night in the Phog, but anytime a Kansas University entity invites the public to an event, it has a responsibility to make sure that event is organized and safe for the people who attend.
Letter: Consequences
October 9, 2013
I agree with Sen. Harry Reid in saying “The House Republican caucus is controlled by anarchists.”  That includes my Congresswoman, Lynn Jenkins!
Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves
October 9, 2013
To our readers: We will be making a significant change in the system we use to allow readers to comment on stories: We are ending anonymity and requiring commenters to post under their real names.
Opinion: GOP governors see success
October 9, 2013
With frustration building over Washington’s refusal to behave in the public interest, perhaps it’s worth noting a drastic solution tried by the Irish.
KU Endowment elects 2 new trustees
October 9, 2013
Two Kansas University alumni, Scott Coons and Brad Korell, were elected trustees of the KU Endowment, the university announced Monday.
25 years ago: Underground fuel tanks a problem in the making
October 9, 2013
An estimated 2,280 underground tanks in the state were now leaking fuel into the ground.
Topeka natives sweep ExCEL Awards
October 9, 2013
Two Topeka natives, Bryne Gonzales and Natalie Scott, received Kansas University’s Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Award during halftime of KU’s homecoming football game Saturday.
Myers named University Press of Kansas director
October 9, 2013
Charles Myers, a former executive editor and group publisher at Princeton University Press, has been named the next director for the University Press of Kansas, Kansas University announced Monday.
Horoscopes for Oct. 9
October 9, 2013
For Wednesday, Oct. 9 This year a partner or close loved one can be very unpredictable. If you are single, you might not be able to stabilize a relationship in the way you would like to, as this element of surprise also affects your bonds this year. If you are attached, once you get used to your sweetie embracing more spontaneity, you could find your relationship to be quite fun.
100 years ago: Victim of assault objects to newspaper’s account
October 9, 2013
“I ask you to please publish this correction inasmuch as your report was unjust to Mrs. Nightingale as well as to myself.”
Delicious/Nutritious: Make your own gameday snacks
October 9, 2013
Bacon-wrapped potatoes and trail mix for gameday.