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Kansas safety Dexter Linton focuses on tackling
October 17, 2013
Overshadowed somewhat by the stellar play of Kansas University cornerbacks Dexter McDonald and JaCorey Shepherd, senior safety Dexter Linton quietly has gotten his final season off to a solid start. By Matt Tait
Just cause: ‘Ladies’ event serves as fundraiser
October 17, 2013
Naadir Tharpe considered it an honor to pose for pictures, sign autographs and demonstrate a few fundamental basketball skills to 450 Ladies Night Out attendees on Thursday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
KCC approves injection wells in Douglas County
October 17, 2013
The Kansas Corporation Commission has approved a permit to inject saltwater in three wells about one mile southeast of Baldwin City.
Associate director of Berkeley performance arts theater interviews for director of Lied Center
October 17, 2013
Hollis Ashby is the first of the finalists for executive director of the Lied Center to interview for the job publicly. Ashby has served as the associate director of Cal Performances, a performance arts center with the University of California-Berkeley, since 1997. Whoever is chosen from among the finalists will replace Tim Van Leer, who served in the position since 2001 and announced in April he would retire at the end of the year. By Ben Unglesbee
Health Department to hold three flu shot clinics this month
October 17, 2013
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will offer flu shots at three upcoming community clinics this month.
Baker moving closer to picking a new president
October 17, 2013
Baker University has narrowed its pool of candidates to replace current university president Patricia N. Long, who announced earlier this year that she would retire next June. At the moment the search committee is interviewing nine candidates, from an initial pool of 72, and from there the committee will select three finalists to invite to campus for 2-day interviews. By Ben Unglesbee
Longtime leader of Ballard Center resigning to focus on recovery from breast cancer
October 17, 2013
The longtime chief executive officer of Lawrence-based Ballard Community Services is resigning to focus more on her treatment to recover from breast cancer. By Chad Lawhorn
Former KU football player sentenced to 3 years probation for May armed robbery
October 17, 2013
Former Kansas University football player Jeremiah Letrell Edwards, 22, was sentenced to three years probation this week in connection with a May 13 robbery of cash and marijuana at gunpoint from a man at a home in the 1900 block of Camelback Drive.
Lawrence home market remains on hot pace, may cool some in 2014, report predicts
October 17, 2013
By one measure, Lawrence’s residential real estate market is the hottest in the state, according to a new report from Wichita State’s Center for Real Estate. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence Journal-World to move printing to Kansas City Star in January
October 17, 2013
Officials of The World Company, the parent company of the Lawrence Journal-World, announced today that for the first time in 122 years, the Journal-World will be printed at an off-site location. The current production plant at 608 Massachusetts St. will be closed Jan. 14, 2014, with the paper to be printed at the Kansas City Star in Kansas City, Mo.
After the vote, the political fallout: Moran, Jenkins support bill opening government, raising debt limit
October 17, 2013
The all-Republican Kansas delegation helped start the government shutdown, and on Wednesday two of its six members helped end it, voting to re-open government and lift the debt limit. By Scott Rothschild
KU men’s basketball No. 6 in USA Today preseason coaches poll
October 17, 2013
The Kansas men’s basketball team is ranked No. 6 in the USA Today preseason coaches poll released Thursday.
Prosecutors seek mental health and prison records in quadruple-murder case, defense says
11:10 a.m., October 17, 2013 Updated 04:55 p.m.
State prosecutors have filed subpoenas for mental health and prison records of an Ottawa man accused of killing three adults and an 18-month-old child in rural Ottawa earlier this year.
25 years ago: Riverfront mall developer to seek IRBs from city
October 17, 2013
Under new reappraisal formulas, property taxes on downtown buildings were expected to increase dramatically.
Percolator hosting Dia de los Muertos workshops
October 17, 2013
The Percolator is hosting altar-making workshops for “El Dia de los Muertos,” a day originating in Mexico to remember and celebrate those who have died.
Fix-It Chick: Build a scarecrow
October 17, 2013
Though mostly relegated to folk art status, scarecrows can serve a useful purpose in gardens and orchards. Making a basic scarecrow is a fun and easy project.
Style Scout: Kristen Anthony
October 17, 2013
Describe your style: I would say it’s unique: some people call me a ‘hippy chick’ sometimes but then other people say ‘preppy.’ I guess it’s whatever mood I’m in.
Style Scout: Nathan Wood
October 17, 2013
Fashion trends you love: All I can say is that I’m skinny, which in the ’90s when everybody was wearing baggy clothes, it didn’t help.
Off the Beaten Plate: Banh Mi at Wild Pho
October 17, 2013
One of Vietnam’s favorite street foods has immigrated to Lawrence.
Celebrating ceramics at the Fire Spectacular
October 17, 2013
The Department of Visual Art and Lawrence Arts Center host event to promote the programs in ceramics and sculpting at the University.
Opinion: Nobel missed opportunity on Malala
October 17, 2013
The Nobel Peace Prize committee blew it big time on Friday. It could have electrified the world by giving the prize to Malala Yousafzai, the courageous Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban because of her crusade for girls’ education. She was the odds-on favorite to win. And by fortuitous coincidence, Friday was also the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child, with a focus on promoting girls’ education.
Letter: Proper channels
October 17, 2013
There was a very fine story in the Journal-World, Monday, Oct. 14, “KU alumnus determined to make difference in health of Peruvians.” Chase Hamilton and his non-profit, the Coalition for Global Community Health, are doing admirable work supplying Sawyer water filters to some of the 50,000 impoverished families in the city of Belen, Peru. This alleviates the problems of diarrhea and other gastrointestinal diseases.
Letter: Don’t blame Fed
October 17, 2013
I see on page 5A of the Oct. 11 Journal-World that Pat Roberts opposes the confirmation of Janet Yellen as the next chairperson of the Federal Reserve because “the Federal Reserve has pursued … ‘destructive’ fiscal policies and … he  expects that Janet Yellen would continue them if promoted.”
40 years ago: City Commission to vote on animal control changes
October 17, 2013
Also on the agenda were bids for new city police cars.
Revamping Halloween with creative and inexpensive touches
October 17, 2013
Avoid running into your costume twin this year by creating your costume from scratch.
100 years ago: Ice-plant manager’s condition worsens in wake of September attack
October 17, 2013
“Physicians now say he has small hope of recovery.”
Maple Leaf Festival expected to draw thousands to Baldwin City
October 17, 2013
When the maple leaves turn a bright orange, Baldwin City residents know it’s time to welcome some 40,000 visitors in search of crafts, turkey legs, music, a quilt show, a parade and other family-friendly events that have made the annual Maple Leaf Festival the biggest event of its kind in northeast Kansas.
Opinion: Swing leads to stings for KU men’s golfers
October 17, 2013
Kansas University men’s golf coach Jamie Bermel and one of his players endured a particularly painful round on Tuesday at a tournament in Indiana. Column by Tom Keegan
Our Town Sports for Oct. 17
October 17, 2013
A weekly roundup of local events, opportunities and results.
Garden Calendar: Rose disease on the rise
October 17, 2013
If your roses seem like they are growing a little different than usual, they may be infected with an untreatable disease known as rose rosette.
The Fashion Column Twins: A bigger and better K.C. Fashion Week
October 17, 2013
A new season and a different location launched Kansas City Fashion Week’s runway shows and events over a nonstop, four-day period.
Family Adventures: A kid in a candy store
October 17, 2013
Mass Street Sweet Shoppe is a Willy Wonkian dream.
Mrs. Mass.: World of wonder
October 17, 2013
Nestled between The Burger Stand and The Buckle on downtown Massachusetts Street is a magical door that leads you to the one and only Wonder Fair.
Nerdy dancing: Suicide Girls mix burlesque, pop culture in show
October 17, 2013
The Suicide Girls, performing Thursday at the Granada, use modern music and choreography to create burlesque performances that poke fun at pop culture such as “Kill Bill,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Doctor Who,” “Game of Thrones” and more.
Letter: Move applauded
October 17, 2013
Thanks very much for the new policy requiring readers wishing to respond to articles, letters to the editor and opinion pieces in your newspaper to use their real names.
Editorial: Health concern
A dramatic rise in law enforcement calls related to suicide and mental health issues demands increased attention from state policy makers.
October 17, 2013
The increase in mental health-related calls reported on in Monday’s Journal-World is not news to local law enforcement officials.