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Archive for Monday, October 21, 2013

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12:10 a.m.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine. Lawrence Memorial Hospital reaches out to young athletes for baseline concussion testing
October 21, 2013
Steve Malone has sat in the bleachers or stood on the sidelines of his son Jack’s soccer games since Jack was old enough to kick a ball around. In previous seasons, Malone wasn’t too worried about what could happen to his son on the field. The kids were small, he said, and the game was nice. But now that Jack is 13, that has changed. Jack and other young athletes underwent baseline concussion testing at LMH on Sunday. This testing serves as a tool for physicians when determining when to let athletes back on the playing field after suffering a traumatic brain injury. By Nikki Wentling
10:49 a.m.
Two deer graze recently north of town. As the weather cools, the rutting season heats up, and deer are more active along the roads. Drivers should be especially alert for deer movement in the early morning and evening hours. Deer collisions can produce bounties for Douglas County residents on the ‘deer list’
October 20, 2013
Five Douglas County residents volunteer to be on the “deer list,” a rotating list of volunteers called and offered the chance to pick up freshly hit deer. By Stephen Montemayor
1:37 p.m.
Strands of grass arch over a marsh at the Baker Wetlands on Tuesday, with 31st Street seen in the background. On Tuesday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the state's approved route of the South Lawrence Trafficway plan through the Baker Wetlands. KU students disagree with administration wetlands decision
October 20, 2013
As the Baker Wetlands’ date with construction machinery draws closer, Kansas University’s student government has voiced its discontent over the limited role it and students played in a university decision to let the Kansas Department of Transportation use part of KU-owned wetlands for the new South Lawrence Trafficway. By Ben Unglesbee
4:52 p.m.
Top-seeded singles player Alexis Czapinski, a Free State High senior, hits a return during a Class 6A regional tennis tournament, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Lawrence High. Firebird Alexis Czapinski second at state
October 21, 2013
Alexis Czapinski, a Free State High senior, placed second in singles at state on Sunday at Maize South High, completing a steady progression during her four years.

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Opinion: Reflections on Bud, Border War
October 21, 2013
The way John Hadl sees it, there is not, never was, and never will be anything controversial about the Border War football game 53 years ago that the two sides both count as victories. By Tom Keegan
Kansas hoops recruiting on a roll
October 21, 2013
Bill Self can’t comment on specific recruits in accordance with NCAA rules. Kansas University’s 11th-year basketball coach can, however, speak in generalities about the fact that he and his powerhouse sales staff of Kurtis Townsend, Norm Roberts and Jerrance Howard have been on a hot streak in the pursuit of top players. By Gary Bedore
More to come: Weis says freshman QB Montell Cozart in the mix
October 21, 2013
It might have been a small sample size, but Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis saw enough from true freshman quarterback Montell Cozart during Saturday’s 34-19 home loss to Oklahoma to keep him in the mix the rest of the way. By Matt Tait
Chase Hanna paces KU men’s golf
October 21, 2013
Kansas University freshman Chase Hanna shot 73-74—147 to put himself in a tie for 25th place after the first two rounds Monday of the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate.
Big 12 honors KU volleyball hitter Chelsea Albers
October 21, 2013
Kansas University junior outside hitter Chelsea Albers was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
Titans owner/KU grad Bud Adams dies at 90
October 21, 2013
Titans owner Bud Adams, who helped found the American Football League and whose battles for players helped lead to the merger with the NFL, has died. He was 90.
Chiefs relish perfect start
October 21, 2013
It’s hard to find anybody in the Kansas City Chiefs locker room willing to think back to last season. Those memories have been purged for weeks, if not months.
Seabury drops 2 volleyball matches
October 21, 2013
Bishop Seabury Academy dropped a pair of volleyball matches Monday at Perry-Lecompton High.
Lions’ Abby Schmidtberger 19th at state golf
October 21, 2013
Lawrence High’s Abby Schmidtberger shot 90 and tied for 19th to pace all city golfers at the Class 6A state golf tournament on Monday at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course.
Veritas volleyball eyes state rematch
October 21, 2013
For Veritas Christian’s volleyball team, this weekend will be about more than winning back-to-back state championships. The Eagles want to prove to themselves they have what it takes to beat an old rival, too. By Benton Smith
Finalist from Lincoln Center interviews for top Lied position
October 21, 2013
Derek Kwan, a vice president at New York’s Lincoln Center, outlined how he would make the Lied Center a major collaborative partner at Kansas University and in the region. By Ben Unglesbee
Baker’s education dean and director of health services to retire
October 21, 2013
Peggy Harris, vice president and dean of Baker’s School of Education, and Ruth Sarna, director of the university’s health services, both announced they will retire in the coming months.
KU Med seeking volunteers for study examining whether vitamin D can prevent diabetes
October 21, 2013
The Kansas University Medical Center is seeking volunteers for an upcoming study to determine whether vitamin D can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. By Giles Bruce
Davis planning ‘major announcement’ in his gubernatorial campaign
October 21, 2013
Democratic candidate for governor Paul Davis will make a “major campaign announcement” Tuesday during a four-city bus tour.
Documents to be used to reduce voter registrations in ‘suspense’
October 21, 2013
Election officials reported Monday they are using a recent release of documents to whittle down the number of voter registrations in what is called “suspense.” By Scott Rothschild
FSHS football still behind No. 1 Derby
October 21, 2013
Free State High’s football team remains behind top-ranked Derby in the latest Kpreps.com Class 6A rankings.
KU student attacked by three suspects over weekend
October 21, 2013
A male Kansas University student was battered by three white male suspects in the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 19, according to KU Public Safety.
KU tennis 1-3 at ITA regional
October 21, 2013
Kansas University tennis went 1-3 on the final day of the ITA Central Regionals on Sunday.
KU rowing shines at home regatta
October 21, 2013
Kansas University claimed eight top-five finishes at its first Jayhawk Rowing Jamboree on Sunday, KU’s first true home regatta since 2005.
FSHS golf peaking in time for state
October 21, 2013
When Free State High girls golf coach Layne Meyer thinks about how far the team has come in the past couple of months, he realizes this season couldn’t have developed any better had he planned it this way. By Benton Smith
Firebird Alexis Czapinski second at state
October 21, 2013
Alexis Czapinski, a Free State High senior, placed second in singles at state on Sunday at Maize South High, completing a steady progression during her four years.
KU soccer snaps drought
October 21, 2013
Finally, Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis believes his team was able to catch a few breaks. By Jesse Newell
After week of on-campus interviews, Haskell waits for next permanent university president
October 21, 2013
Seven candidates arrived at the Haskell Indian Nations University campus to interview for the job of university president. Students and faculty attended the interviews in strong numbers to listen, though they couldn’t ask questions. The ultimate decision will rest with the Bureau of Indian Education. With budget concerns and other issues facing the university, students hope for a leader who will stick around in the long-term. By Ben Unglesbee
25 years ago: Some improvement seen in illegal posting of signs
October 21, 2013
“A substantial amount of them have been taken down. But violations are still occurring.”
40 years ago: Animals killed in pickup truck accident
October 21, 2013
The driver, 14, and the 12-year-old passenger had been checked at LMH but not admitted.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital reaches out to young athletes for baseline concussion testing
October 21, 2013
Steve Malone has sat in the bleachers or stood on the sidelines of his son Jack’s soccer games since Jack was old enough to kick a ball around. In previous seasons, Malone wasn’t too worried about what could happen to his son on the field. The kids were small, he said, and the game was nice. But now that Jack is 13, that has changed. Jack and other young athletes underwent baseline concussion testing at LMH on Sunday. This testing serves as a tool for physicians when determining when to let athletes back on the playing field after suffering a traumatic brain injury. By Nikki Wentling
Bankruptcies for Oct. 21
October 21, 2013
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Marriages for Oct. 21
October 21, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
KU’s Women’s Leadership Institute expands
October 21, 2013
For the first time female students from Kansas will join international students at KU’s Women’s Leadership Institute residency program. The women will live, learn and go on field trips together while working on projects to help address issues in their respective home towns. By Ben Unglesbee
Opinion: Breaking tea party grip won’t be easy
October 21, 2013
Many Republicans have been muttering over the last few weeks of political craziness that the tea party’s hold on the GOP must be broken to protect their party’s future health — not to mention, the country’s. So I’ve been asking Republicans what a movement to break the extremists’ power would actually look like.
100 years ago: Law clerk oversteps authority, creates bookkeeping tangle
October 21, 2013
“Credit for pulling the prize ‘bonehead’ of the season seems to belong to a clerk in the office of Attorney General John S. Dawson.”
Bill Self’s Assists Foundation holds sporting goods drive
October 21, 2013
Bill Self’s Assists Foundation is holding a fall festival and sporting goods drive on Sunday.
At 93, artist is still turning bronze into ‘gossamer’
Elden Tefft sculpture exhibition opens Friday at Lawrence Arts Center
October 21, 2013
Holding a small plaster rasp, Elden Tefft’s right hand circles over the model in front of him. As amber bits of wax curl through the back of the tool, texture deepens on the sculpture’s surface. This process is why Tefft loves sculpture-making. And at 93, while finishing pieces for a new exhibition opening this week, he says there’s “always more” he wants to do. By Sara Shepherd
Editorial: Lied leader
The Lied Center of Kansas is a great facility that any arts presenter should feel honored to lead as executive director.
October 21, 2013
The Lied Center of Kansas is a huge asset for Lawrence and Kansas University, and the selection of a new leader for the facility is a critical choice.
Opinion: Egyptians hostile to U.S. aid cutoff
October 21, 2013
Should America still be trying to promote democracy abroad — especially when its own is so dysfunctional?
Post-tenure review process under consideration at KU
October 21, 2013
Amid concerns that it is burdensome and could strip faculty of regulatory protection, a committee to draft a policy for post-tenure review at Kansas University is headed back to work to seek final endorsement by the KU Faculty Senate later this fall. By Ben Unglesbee
Licensing standards for career and tech teachers being questioned
October 21, 2013
As school districts like Lawrence put more emphasis on career and technical education, many are finding it hard to find instructors with both industry experience and a license to teach. That’s leading some to call for changes in the state’s licensing requirements. By Peter Hancock
Regents want to know what concealed carry would mean for each building on each public college campus
October 21, 2013
The Kansas Board of Regents has directed universities to conduct a building-by-building assessment on their campuses of the impact of allowing concealed carry of guns. By Scott Rothschild
Divorces for Oct. 21
October 21, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County.