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Kansas soccer shut out again
October 11, 2013
Kansas University was held scoreless for the third straight match and suffered a 1-0 loss to Texas Christian University on Friday at the Jayhawk soccer Complex.
Tale of the tape: KU vs. TCU
October 11, 2013
A unit-by-unit look at the Kansas-TCU football match-up.
Kansas center Gavin Howard not approaching new position gingerly
October 11, 2013
Tuesday was the first time Kansas University quarterback Jake Heaps took a snap from new starting center Gavin Howard. And the hope for the struggling Kansas offense is that one week will provide time for quarterback and center to get in sync enough to allow KU’s offense to break out of its sluggish start. By Matt Tait
O-for-home: Kansas RB James Sims gunning for first win in Texas
October 11, 2013
When running back James Sims signed to play football at Kansas University out of high school, one of the biggest draws for the Irving, Texas, native was the chance to play in front of family and friends multiple times during his college career. It has hardly been the dream Sims imagined. By Matt Tait
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Oct. 15
October 11, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
Lawrence Memorial Hospital hosts weekly events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 11, 2013
Hospital staff, volunteers and members of the public trickled into the main lobby of Lawrence Memorial Hospital this afternoon to make cards for cancer patients while snacking on cookies and pink lemonade. Markers, stickers, glue, glitter and paper of all colors were spread across two tables, and participants decorated their cards, including messages like, “you’ve got this,” “you rock” and “keep fighting.” By Nikki Wentling
Animal rights advocates seek more stringent regulations to protect pets
October 11, 2013
Animal rights advocates today called on legislators to enact changes to state law to protect pets in the face of reports that Kansas is one of the nation’s leaders in so-called puppy mill operations. By Scott Rothschild
School district IT director resigns
October 11, 2013
Chantel Nicolay, information technology director for the Lawrence school district, has resigned. She joined the district in 2007.
Appeals court affirms Lawrence man’s child molestation conviction
October 11, 2013
A panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction of a man who was accused of molesting a 4-year-old girl at a rural Lawrence day center in 2009.
Sen. Roberts calls on HHS Secretary Sebelius to resign
October 11, 2013
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., today called on Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to resign for “gross incompetence” in the rollout of the online enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Wienermobile takes students to lunch in support leukemia fundraiser
October 11, 2013
The iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile brought the Perry-Lecompton homecoming court to Lawrence’s Panera this morning in support of the high school’s fundraiser for a senior recently diagnosed with cancer. Zach Linquist was diagnosed with leukemia last Thursday. Since then, high school students Madison Hess and Kaylee Visser have rallied their entrepreneurship class to raise money for his treatment. By Nadia Imafidon
Lawrence man faces life imprisonment in federal drug case
October 11, 2013
Hunter Radcliffe Wheeler was arrested Monday on suspicion of multiple charges of distributing methamphetamine in addition to criminally possessing a handgun. Lawrence police took Wheeler into custody following an undercover investigation over the course of a little less than two weeks and saw Wheeler allegedly sell $5,500 of methamphetamine to an undercover officer in the span of three occasions.
25 years ago: Local group urges city to consider curbisde recycling
October 11, 2013
About 600 communities in the nation had curbside recycling programs, but none were in Kansas.
Opinion: Assassination started liberalism’s decline
October 11, 2013
“Ex-Marine Asks Soviet Citizenship” — Washington Post headline, Nov. 1, 1959 (concerning a Lee Harvey Oswald) “He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. It’s — it had to be some silly little Communist.”      — Jacqueline Kennedy, Nov. 22, 1963      She thought it robbed his death of any meaning. But a meaning would be quickly manufactured to serve a new politics. First, however, an inconvenient fact — Oswald — had to be ex
Letter: Cancer prevention
October 11, 2013
So Tuesday’s Journal-World is printed on pink paper with many articles and stories about breast cancer detection and treatment. Always more and more pink. We can buy almost any product we want that is pink or has a pink ribbon on it, all with a promise that we are contributing to the fight against breast cancer. But the pink ribbons are often more about marketing than about addressing the profound realities of this serious disease.
40 years ago: State leaders react to news of VP Agnew’s resignation
October 11, 2013
“I don’t think this is a happy day or a pleasant day for any American.”
Letter: Rights for all
October 11, 2013
Phillip Ridenour needs to return to Kansas University’s School of Law for a refresher course in constitutional law (Public Forum, Oct. 8). One cannot merely defend (or hide behind) the portions of the U.S. Constitution that one agrees with. The same Bill of Rights protecting Ridenour’s right to own firearms in the Second Amendment defends Professor Guth’s right to say what he thinks in the First, regardless of how clumsily and stupidly stated it might be.
Letter: Fossil contender
October 11, 2013
With all due respect to Alan Detrich and Leonard Krishtalka, there is another candidate  for the title of state fossil. In 1952, George F. Sternberg excavated an Xiphactinus audax which had dined upon a large Gillicus arcuatus prior to the fossilization event. 
Editorial: Resort report
It looks like a resort development at Clinton Lake is an idea whose time has not yet come.
October 11, 2013
Many local leaders probably weren’t surprised by last week’s news that the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism had scrapped its plans to develop a hotel, resort and conference center at Clinton Lake, west of Lawrence.
Horoscopes for Oct. 11
October 11, 2013
For Friday, Oct. 11 This year you’ll want to make changes on a deep and profound level. You might question what is too much and what serves a purpose. If you are single, you draw many people toward you. If you are attached, you often feel as if you don’t have enough to offer.
Letter: Withhold pay
October 11, 2013
Millions are out of work due to the government shutdown, as if the unemployment rate was not bad enough already.  Home mortgages cannot be paid, and homes may go into foreclosure again. Senators and representatives still get their COLA even in a recession. Meanwhile soldiers have no paid furloughs.
100 years ago: Interest in ‘World’s Series’ wanes on college football day
October 11, 2013
“Baseball took the rear location for a time today, while football shone in the foreground.”