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Eudora football falls
October 10, 2013
St. James Academy scored 21 unanswered points for a 27-21 high school football victory over Eudora on Thursday night.
Veritas volleyball wins 2 matches
October 10, 2013
Veritas won both matches at Heritage Christian on Thursday to complete its seventh consecutive triangular sweep.
Seabury’s Albrecht wins Louisburg race
October 10, 2013
Seabury Academy’s Kate Albrecht took first place in the girls race Thursday at the Louisburg Cross Country Invitational.
O-East blanks LHS soccer
October 10, 2013
Olathe East scored four first-half goals and defeated Lawrence High 4-0 on Thursday night at CBAC.
FSHS soccer edges ON, 1-0
October 10, 2013
Jordan Patrick scored the only goal as Free State High slipped past Olathe North, 1-0, in Sunflower League soccer on Thursday at FSHS.
Timely spike sparks Lawrence
October 10, 2013
Lawrence High’s Caitlin Broadwell has figured out the best way to pump up a home crowd: pound the ball off an opposing player’s head. By Jesse Newell
Last word: Seahawks avenge earlier loss
October 10, 2013
After the Seahawks held off a late rally by Wichita Word of Life for a 50-34 home victory Thursday, they started to feel as if they just might be finding the answers to leave their struggles behind. By Benton Smith
Keon Stowers: Kansas football will rebound
October 10, 2013
Kansas University junior Keon Stowers has experienced a lot of losses during his first 16 games in a KU uniform. And that makes him somewhat of an expert on critiquing the way a team bounces back from a loss. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Lions senior Henrichs heady player
October 10, 2013
One reason Conner Henrichs is so good at using his head on a soccer pitch is that he’s so good at using his head. By Tom Keegan
Lions brace for O-North
October 10, 2013
In a way, Olathe North High’s football team might have done Lawrence coach Dirk Wedd a favor. By Benton Smith
Loss jolted FSHS football awake
October 10, 2013
Free State, the players figured, wouldn’t need a mid-season wake-up call in the form of a road loss to Olathe North. But that’s what the previously No. 1-ranked team received last week. By Benton Smith
Lawrence shoppers hit the streets to support the Willow center
October 10, 2013
Shoppers descended on Massachusetts Street Thursday to support The Willow Domestic Violence Center as part of Downtown Lawrence Inc.’s third annual “Girls Night Downtown” charity event.
KU basketball to play home-and-home series with UNLV
October 10, 2013
KU and UNLV have agreed to a series in men’s basketball.
In response to controversy over KU journalism professor, Faculty Senate affirms rights for all instructors
October 10, 2013
The KU Faculty Senate voted to affirm the free speech and academic rights of all faculty as a general response to the controversy over KU journalism professor David Guth’s Tweet following the Navy Yard shooting. By Ben Unglesbee
City fares well in audit but health care costs, equipment replacement will get more attention
October 10, 2013
Financial challenges associated with both aging equipment and aging employees are going to eat up more of the city’s resources in future years, a new audit prepared for Lawrence city commissioners suggests. By Chad Lawhorn
KU men’s basketball to hold open practice at Allen Fieldhouse
October 10, 2013
The Kansas men’s basketball team will host an open practice and scrimmage Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9:45 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m. prior to KU’s home football game against Oklahoma. The event is free to the public.
Flory seeks moratorium on some agritourism permits
October 10, 2013
Douglas County Commissioner Jim Flory wants to review, and possibly amend, a new zoning code that allows for tourism-related businesses in agricultural districts. The move comes in the wake of controversy over a proposed pumpkin patch in southeast Douglas County. By Peter Hancock
Regents to consider improvements at Spencer Museum of Art
October 10, 2013
Approximately $3.3 million worth of renovations are scheduled for Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art.
KU moves step closer on proposed $65.7 million business school
October 10, 2013
A proposed $65.7 million business school at Kansas University will move a step closer to reality next week. By Scott Rothschild
KU, Oklahoma State picked to share Big 12 men’s basketball title
09:18 a.m., October 10, 2013 Updated 12:29 p.m.
For just the third time in Big 12 history, there is a tie at the top of the conference’s preseason poll, as Kansas and Oklahoma State were both selected to win the league regular-season crown.
Opinion: Kansas volleyball confident as Texas looms
October 10, 2013
Beating big, bad Texas in any sport means something to Big 12 athletes. It means something a little extra special when the sport is volleyball and the woman facing the Longhorns happens to have grown up in Nebraska. Column by Tom Keegan
KU volleyball’s sweep of OU sets up battle atop Big 12 standings
October 10, 2013
With one of the biggest home matches in Kansas University volleyball history looming on Saturday, the Jayhawks might have been tempted to overlook Oklahoma on Wednesday night in Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore
New football districts split city schools; rivalry moved up
October 10, 2013
When the Kansas State High School Activities Association released its football district assignments for the next two seasons on Wednesday, the concerned parties at Lawrence High and Free State couldn’t help but think the selections looked a little peculiar. By Benton Smith
Oubre latest Texan to join Kansas basketball
October 10, 2013
Bill Self — who has covered the entire country, signing players from both coasts, the North, South and Midwest in his 11 years at Kansas University — has corralled four scholarship players from the state of Texas. By Gary Bedore
KU women 7th in Big 12 hoops poll
October 10, 2013
Big 12 Conference women’s basketball coaches voted Kansas University seventh in the league’s preseason poll, released Wednesday.
25 years ago: Groups nearing agreement on eagle habitat, mall development
October 10, 2013
The developers had shown willingness to leave intact a 50-foot-wide corridor of vegetation east of the proposed retail center.
40 years ago: Funding issues discussed for Clinton Reservoir and Parkway
October 10, 2013
Inflated construction costs since 1971 and additional costs of a bicycle path and noise barriers were causing an expenditure increase for the road.
Sporting KC, Houston play to 0-0 draw
October 10, 2013
Jimmy Nielsen had five saves, while Tally Hall had one stop, and Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo played to a 0-0 tie on Wednesday night in Major League Soccer.
Style Scout: Alexa Harmon-Thomas
October 10, 2013
Tell us a secret: I went to the Ukraine to represent the U.S in track and field. I competed in the heptathlon.
Style Scout: Matt Benfield
October 10, 2013
Fashion trends you love: It’s hard to describe: I like dark slim denim. That’s my thing especially since this summer is all about bright colors. It’s like a trendy/edgy kind of thing.
Chiefs TE Kelce could be sidelined for season
October 10, 2013
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair damage to his cartilage this week and could miss the remainder of the season.
Off the Beaten Plate: Indian Taco at Slow Ride Roadhouse
October 10, 2013
Outside of fair week and summer festivals, Indian Tacos get harder to find. But one North Lawrence establishment serves them up every Tuesday.
Bengali arts, culture coming to KU for fall festival
October 10, 2013
The Bengali Community of Lawrence is promising a fusion of culture, arts and fun at its annual fall festival — the Midwest Sarbojonin Durga Puja — this weekend.
Fix-It Chick: A primer on primer
October 10, 2013
With any paint project, it is tempting to skip the primer and go straight for the immediate gratification of applying actual paint, forever hopeful that one coat will get the job done right. Unfortunately, even with high quality paint, two coats are usually required to achieve the desired look.
Letter: Back to nature
October 10, 2013
Thank you for great pictures (Sept. 28) of the Potter Lake field trip for Central sixth-graders, facilitated by Bob Hagen’s field ecology students. These trips are made possible by the Learning About Nature Project, sponsored by Jayhawk Audubon Society with support from the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund, Lawrence Breakfast Optimists Club, Lawrence Schools Foundation and others.
Letter: Rental program
October 10, 2013
There have recently been letters to the editor that question the value of a citywide rental registration and inspection program that expands to include all neighborhoods. The current city rental inspection program only covers single-family neighborhoods even though most rentals units and large complexes are located in multi-family neighborhoods. The present program has been in place for 12 years and has been effective in registering landlords and providing healthy and safe living units for tenants.
Letter: Senior concerns
October 10, 2013
Many thanks to the six elected officials who joined nearly 50 participants at the legislative forum on issues of concern to older Kansans (co-sponsored by the Douglas County Coalition on Aging, Kaw Valley Older Women’s League and Lawrence-Douglas County Advocacy Council on Aging) on Oct. 2. 
Editorial: Technical trends
Even as the U.S. economy improves, interest is rising across Kansas in technical training programs.
October 10, 2013
The trends reflected in the Kansas Board of Regents’ fall enrollment report may bode well for efforts to expand business and technical training programs in Lawrence.
Mrs. Mass.: Mad for Merchants
October 10, 2013
Arguably one of the most anticipated openings of the summer/fall season here in Lawrence was Merchants Pub & Plate, 746 Massachusetts St., I for one was overly eager to set foot in this new gastropub.
Basil Leaf Cafe moves into new, bigger dining room in former bakery
October 10, 2013
The Basil Leaf Cafe has has completed its transformation from a gas station startup into a standalone restaurant.
Garden Calendar: The race for fall color
October 10, 2013
Although it varies a little from year to year, Douglas County residents should expect to see trees, shrubs and other plants at the height of fall color over the next few weeks. Sumac and poison ivy, which display some of the most brilliant reds that we will see, are already changing. By Jennifer Smith
Live baroque music coming to art museum
October 10, 2013
The Spencer Consort, a chamber music group that plays Baroque music on instruments like those used during the 17th and 18th centuries, will present a free concert Sunday at the Spencer Museum of Art.
The Fashion Column Twins: The basics of boho
October 10, 2013
The laid-back, boho-chic look is such a huge trend right now and has been for the past few seasons, so I knew I could find something from Earthbound Trading Co. to reflect the look.
Sunflower School principal offers a happy start to students’ days
October 10, 2013
Each morning, the tiny, sleepy-eyed faces of Sunflower School students are met with bright smiles and cheery “hellos” from the school’s faculty and staff outside the school. Principal Howard Diacon and his staff greet their students curbside at 8:20 a.m. sharp, offering a happy start to the school day. By Caitlin Doornbos
Marching band festival set for Saturday
October 10, 2013
Two dozen high school bands from across Kansas and Missouri will descend on Lawrence this weekend for the 22nd annual Heart of America Marching Band Festival.
Lawrence’s ethnic grocers take tastebuds around the world
October 10, 2013
Cooking an exotic recipe and can’t find that strange spice at HyVee? Want a more adventurous afternoon snack? Missing a food you enjoyed while traveling abroad? You may not have to go around the world (or to Kansas City) to get it. Try one of these 10 ethnic markets in Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd
Opinion: Washington on path to Doomsday
October 10, 2013
In the late 1950s, the famous nuclear strategist Herman Kahn facetiously suggested building what he called a “Doomsday Machine.” A computer would be wired to detonate a vast array of nuclear bombs if the Soviet Union took an action defined as intolerable.
Horoscopes for Oct 10
October 10, 2013
For Thursday, Oct. 10 This year you demonstrate your strength and ability to come through for others. Friendships from all walks of life add to the quality of your life. If you are single, a new bond could become more. If you are attached, the two of you gain from taking special time away together.
100 years ago: Young gardeners awarded prizes for summer’s work
October 10, 2013
“There was much enthusiasm shown, a total of sixty gardens having been entered in the contest.”