Archive for Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Near-perfect Czapinski tops tennis regional
11:58 p.m., October 12, 2013 Updated 08:59 a.m.
Alexis Czapinski had no interest in underestimating what she could possibly attain Saturday at a Class 6A regional tennis tournament, so she accepted an ambitious goal: try to win the tournament without losing a single game. Czapinski just about pulled it off, too, winning 48 of the 49 games she played on the way to her first regional championship. By Benton Smith
Chiefs shelve Kelce, add McDougald
October 12, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs placed rookie tight end Travis Kelce on injured reserve Saturday after he had arthroscopic surgery earlier in the week to repair damaged cartilage in his left knee.
UT wins battle of volleyball league leaders
October 12, 2013
Texas — the country’s No. 1 team in RPI — downed the No. 14 (RPI) Jayhawks three sets to one in a battle for sole possession of first place in the Big 12 Conference. By Gary Bedore
Investigators determining the cause of death of a man’s body found Friday
October 12, 2013
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a 57-year-old man whose body was found southwest Douglas County early Friday afternoon.
Notebook: JaCorey Shepherd gets first INT; Ben Heeney, Andrew Turzilli injured
October 12, 2013
Although the Kansas University offense struggled mightily, once again, during KU’s 27-17 loss to TCU on Saturday, the defense delivered more than its share of quality moments. By Matt Tait
TCU not happy with offense, either
October 12, 2013
The football coach at the podium in the wake of TCU’s 27-17 victory Saturday against Kansas University was asked a question about his defense being put in a bind because of the performance of his offense. By Tom Keegan
Opinion: It’s time to rip red shirt off QB Montell Cozart
October 12, 2013
Quarterback Jake Heaps isn’t the right fit for a team that has an offensive line that can’t protect the quarterback without holding, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says, but true freshman Montell Cozart just might be.
Failed plan: KU’s conservative offense not good enough in 27-17 loss to TCU
October 12, 2013
For the fourth straight game, the KU offense’s inability to put points on the board left nothing but questions following a 27-17 loss to TCU on Saturday. By Matt Tait
High school bands dazzle Memorial Stadium at festival
October 12, 2013
The Kansas University football team may have been at Texas Christian University today, but Memorial Stadium was rocking with the 22nd annual Heart of America Marching Band Festival, hosted by the KU School of Music, the Kansas Music Educators Association Northeast District and Meyer Music.
Game Balls and Gassers: TCU
October 12, 2013
Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers following Kansas’ 27-17 loss to TCU …
Bicyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run late Friday on Massachusetts
October 12, 2013
The accident was reported around 11:40 p.m. near 15th and Massachusetts streets, Journal-World news partner Operation 100 reported.
Thousands mingle with livestock, celebrities at Mother Earth News Fair’s first stop in Lawrence
October 12, 2013
On Saturday, the city became the third stop of the publication’s national two-day event as scores of vendors lined Watson Park and lectures ranged anywhere from salvaging the human habitat to producing a cheese of one’s own. The fair concludes Sunday with a 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. slate that includes a talk with the actor Ed Begley Jr. By Stephen Montemayor
18-year-old Lawrence man arrested after fleeing early morning injury accident
11:44 a.m., October 12, 2013 Updated 03:33 p.m.
Austen Chatten Twombley was arrested in the 2100 block of Bob Billings Parkway at 2:09 a.m. after officers had embarked on a search for two passengers fleeing the scene of an injury accident.
Cycling event, Mother Earth News Fair will close downtown streets today
October 12, 2013
A cycling event and the Mother Earth News Fair will fill downtown with visitors this weekend and temporarily close some streets to regular traffic.
Veritas takes 40-14 win
October 12, 2013
Mark Weinhold completed nine of 14 passes for 208 yards and four touchdowns, and Veritas Christian defeated Kansas City East Christian, 40-14, in high school football Friday night at Veritas’ field.
Tongie rolls over Turner
October 12, 2013
Tyler Ford threw for 158 yards, ran for 97 more and accounted for three touchdowns as Tonganoxie cruised to a high school homecoming football victory against Kansas City (Kan.) Turner on Friday at Beatty Field.
Turnovers doom LHS against Olathe North
October 12, 2013
Two giveaways in the first half buried Lawrence High on Friday, when it fell behind early and never could catch up in a 28-0 loss to Olathe North at LHS. By Jesse Newell
Right on time: Skwarlo gives FSHS win, title share
October 12, 2013
Stan Skwarlo took off for a 10-yard rushing touchdown to open overtime at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium, and Free State High defense found a little salvation, too, stopping the Lancers on four straight plays to finish off a 17-10 victory that earned the Firebirds a share of the Sunflower League championship with SME.
Mario Chalmers flashes fine form for Heat
12:09 a.m., October 12, 2013 Updated 09:03 a.m.
A slimmer, trimmer version of Mario Chalmers ran the show for the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat on Friday night in Sprint Center. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Heaps, McCay lack luster
October 12, 2013
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis all but salivated a year ago when he talked about how his dynamic scout-team duo was giving the first-team defense all it could handle daily in practice. By Tom Keegan
Letter: Harmful faction
October 12, 2013
Our government’s mandate is the good of its citizens. The preamble to the U.S. Constitution outlines those purposes, among them promoting “the general Welfare.”
Letter: Nutty problem
October 12, 2013
This letter comes as a tribute to one of your local businesses. Let me explain.
LMH, Kansas hospitals report success in reducing hospital infections
October 12, 2013
As Kansas hospitals report a drop in the number of hospital-acquired infections, Lawrence Memorial Hospital has found success in that area as well. By Giles Bruce
40 years ago: Flooding hits area again; hundreds evacuated
October 12, 2013
Another storm was swamping the region with rainfall amounts between 2 1/2 and 4 1/2 inches.
25 years ago: Pedestrian walkway to be built by riverfront mall developer
October 12, 2013
In the original lease, the city was to be responsible for the design and construction of the walkway.
Social Service League celebrates 150 years in Lawrence — or does it?
October 12, 2013
The Social Service League of Lawrence may or may not be 150 years old, depending on who your source is. While the date of its founding may be in dispute, what’s not in contention is that Lawrence’s oldest continuously running service organization has done a lot of good for a lot of people over the past … century-plus. By Giles Bruce
Opinion: Republicans need negotiating strategy
October 12, 2013
For all the hyped indignation over GOP “anarchism,” there has been remarkable media reticence about the president’s intransigence. He has refused to negotiate anything unless the Republicans fully fund the government and raise the debt ceiling — unconditionally.
100 years ago: Names or numbers? Changes discussed for Lawrence streets
October 12, 2013
“The proposed change always met with much opposition on the part of those who wished to preserve the names of the famous men for whom the streets were named.”
Horoscopes for Oct. 12
October 12, 2013
For Saturday, Oct. 12 This year you drop the word “no” from your vocabulary. You also discover that nearly anything is possible if you remain upbeat and positive. If you are single, you meet people with ease, and you are likely to mix business with pleasure. If you are attached, you will want to spend more time with your significant other.
Faith Forum: What’s the most important thing to look for when choosing a church (or other place of worship)?
October 12, 2013
The Rev. Jill Jarvis, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, and Pieter Willems, Mustard Seed Church, answer.