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Archive for Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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12:50 a.m.
Keith Yearout from the Barber County Z-Bar Ranch inspects a large bison, held still in a metal chute, Monday, Oct. 21, at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City. Yearout, who is the ranch manager at the Barber County Z-Bar Ranch, where he cares for a herd of bison, was on hand for the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve's first round-up for weighing, tagging and drawing blood from their herd of 26 bison, some topping 1500 pounds. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve conducts first roundup of growing bison herd
October 23, 2013
As Flint Hills cowboy Gene Matile operates the high-tech squeeze chute and scale, one observation becomes obvious: 1,500 pounds on a bison sure looks a lot different than 1,500 pounds on a beef cow. “More intimidating, for some reason,” Matile says with a laugh. By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.
A plot of land previously owned by Pine Family Farms has been sold to the Delaware Indian Tribe of Oklahoma. The deal consists of 87 acres north of the  Kansas Turnpike near the North Lawrence interchange. Indian tribe wants to keep options open on casino gaming, local delegation told
October 22, 2013
An Oklahoma-based Indian tribe wants to keep its options open for developing a casino somewhere in the Lawrence area, a delegation of local leaders was told by the tribe’s chief Tuesday. By Chad Lawhorn
12:15 p.m.
Free State senior midfielder PJ Budenbender takes off up the field against Leavenworth defender Eduardo Rodriguez during the first half on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at Free State High School. Firebirds soccer finishes with 3-0 Senior Night victory
October 23, 2013
In the 72nd minute, Free State senior midfielder PJ Budenbender received a pass from Alex Trent, then ricocheted a shot into the right side of the net, capping off the Firebirds’ 3-0 victory over Leavenworth. By Jesse Newell
6:32 p.m.
Shutterstock image. 'Research' keyboard. KU celebrates ‘Open Access Week’
October 23, 2013
Kansas University has long been at the front of the open access movement, which calls for the free online distribution of scholarly work, especially research funded by taxpayer. This week the university is celebrating Open Access Week, an event taking place in 900 higher education institutions around the world. Events include workshops for those doing research as well as talks by national access advocates and current and former KU official.By Ben Unglesbee

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Drainage district concerned development in northwest Lawrence will increase flooding
October 23, 2013
As the area around the Rock Chalk Park sports complex develops, a group of drainage leaders is predicting flooding along the Kansas River will become more frequent, unless the city changes future development regulations. By Chad Lawhorn
Village’ group to help seniors remain at home expands to all of Lawrence
October 23, 2013
A local effort to form a nonprofit to help local seniors living at home has expanded to include all of Lawrence. By Giles Bruce
Trial set for Baldwin school worker charged with hosting minors consuming alcohol
One teen reportedly badly burned during June bonfire
October 23, 2013
A Baldwin City school district employee is awaiting trial on a charge of unlawfully hosting minors consuming alcohol at her home, where a teen reportedly was badly burned. By Sara Shepherd
KU celebrates ‘Open Access Week’
October 23, 2013
Kansas University has long been at the front of the open access movement, which calls for the free online distribution of scholarly work, especially research funded by taxpayer. This week the university is celebrating Open Access Week, an event taking place in 900 higher education institutions around the world. Events include workshops for those doing research as well as talks by national access advocates and current and former KU official.By Ben Unglesbee
Topeka man enters guilty plea in May double shooting case
October 23, 2013
One of two Topeka men who faced charges in a May 19 Lawrence shooting that left two men in critical condition pleaded guilty to federal gun charges this week.
FSHS, LHS volleyball teams receive difficult sub-state draws
October 23, 2013
It won’t be easy for either of the city’s Class 6A high school volleyball programs to advance to the state tournament this season.
Lawrence High staff member suspended, police report filed after incident involving student
02:04 p.m., October 23, 2013 Updated 09:04 a.m.
A Lawrence High School staff member has been suspended with pay pending an investigation by the Lawrence Police Department.
Deceptive practices, targeting of elderly alleged in state’s lawsuit against door-to-door asphalt salesmen
October 23, 2013
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has filed a lawsuit against a door-to-door asphalt paving operation in Northeast Kansas stemming from complaints of deceptive practices, including at least one Lawrence resident.
Economic Policy Conference will look at tax changes in Kansas
October 23, 2013
The 2013 Kansas Economic Policy Conference will take a close look at how recent changes to the Kansas tax code has affected communities. Speakers include economists, community leaders, education officials and policy experts. The event conference will be held Thursday at the Kansas Union.
51-year-old Lawrence man identified in train collision death
October 23, 2013
Lawrence police identified the man who died after being struck by a train near Burcham Park on Tuesday as 51-year-old Jerry D. Claypool of Lawrence.
Opinion: Movie on slavery is painful necessity
October 23, 2013
The film surprises you with vast silences. It is an emptiness that at first seems jarring to sensibilities trained to believe every moment must be crammed. By contrast, this movie takes you into moments of pregnant stillness: no movement on the screen, no dialogue, no swelling music to cue your emotions. At one point, the camera takes what feels like a minute to study Solomon Northup’s face as he absorbs the awfulness of his predicament. He does nothing. He says nothing. He simply is.
Seabury football falls in finale
October 23, 2013
Seabury Academy concluded its football season with a 64-44 loss to Christ Prep Academy on Tuesday night at Seabury’s field.
LHS soccer tops O-North, 1-0
October 23, 2013
Parker Davies scored a goal off of an assist from Connor Henrichs, and the Lawrence High boys soccer team defeated Olathe North, 1-0, on Tuesday night.
LHS volleyball drops two at tri
October 23, 2013
Lawrence High’s volleyball team dropped a pair of matches during a triangular Tuesday night at LHS.
Firebirds soccer finishes with 3-0 Senior Night victory
October 23, 2013
In the 72nd minute, Free State senior midfielder PJ Budenbender received a pass from Alex Trent, then ricocheted a shot into the right side of the net, capping off the Firebirds’ 3-0 victory over Leavenworth. By Jesse Newell
Seniors lead FSHS volleyball to split
October 23, 2013
During Free State High volleyball practices, coach Nancy Hopkins likes to use as many different lineups as she can, so every player gets a chance to feel comfortable playing next to each of her teammates. By Benton Smith
Hanna leads KU men’s golf at N.M.
October 23, 2013
Kansas University freshman men’s golfer Chase Hanna fired a final round of 1-under 70 on Tuesday for a 4-over 217 total and a tie for 13th at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate.
KU installs Cozart as backup, change-up QB
October 23, 2013
Last week, Montell Cozart’s name appeared on the depth chart for the first time, penciled in next to sophomore quarterback Michael Cummings as the co-backups to junior starter Jake Heaps. This week, as the Jayhawks prepare to host No. 6 Baylor at 6 p.m. Saturday, the true freshman from Bishop Miege High is listed as Heaps’ sole backup. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Noise needed to slow Bears
October 23, 2013
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis needs your help Saturday, moments after the Campanile booms six times, when the KU defense takes the field for the first time to try to slow down Baylor’s breakneck-pace offense. Column by Tom Keegan
One of a kind: Wiggins focused on own career, not comparisons
October 23, 2013
Kansas University freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins says he’ll work hard to play at a high level, but admits he has “a long way to go” before he can be compared to past and present superstars. By Gary Bedore
40 years ago: Resident reports UFO sighting in west Lawrence
October 23, 2013
She reported that the object had flown straight for several minutes before dropping as if falling to earth.
Off the Beaten Plate: Dagwood’s Dream at Yello Sub
October 23, 2013
Named after “Blondie” comic strip character Dagwood Bumstead who dreamt of a multilayered sandwich stacked with a variety of obscure meats, cheese, and condiments, the “Dagwood’s Dream” at Yello Sub will satisfy multiple cravings at once.
Letter: Sick culture
October 23, 2013
Instead of debating how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, our learned educators have been tasked with determining which buildings at Kansas University should allow concealed carry of weapons (Journal-World, “Guns on Campus,” Oct. 21). How far we have fallen!
Kansas Geological Survey research looks into the High Plains Aquifer’s future
October 23, 2013
Kansas Geological Researcher Brownie Wilson spoke about the High Plains Aquifer at Free State Brewery as part of the Kansas University Natural History Museum’s “Science on Tap” series. Wilson and his colleagues travel the state measuring well depths in an effort to project the future levels of the aquifer. By Ben Unglesbee
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve conducts first roundup of growing bison herd
October 23, 2013
As Flint Hills cowboy Gene Matile operates the high-tech squeeze chute and scale, one observation becomes obvious: 1,500 pounds on a bison sure looks a lot different than 1,500 pounds on a beef cow. “More intimidating, for some reason,” Matile says with a laugh. By Chad Lawhorn
Editorial: Presidential pitchman
President Obama sounded like a TV pitchman Monday when he took to the microphone to defend the Affordable Care Act.
October 23, 2013
President Obama kicked off the week with a Monday morning appearance outside the White House designed to calm the public’s concerns about Obamacare and assure the nation that the plan continues to be a winner in every respect — even though there have been a few “kinks.”
Opinion: U.S. lenders should just say ‘no’
October 23, 2013
The fiasco in Washington over the partial government shutdown, raising the debt ceiling and deepening animosity between Republicans and Democrats (and Republicans and Republicans), has left many asking if there is any way out of this bitter, endless cycle. There may be.
Lawrence Arts Center hosts Halloween Children’s Ballet and Costume Ball
October 23, 2013
The Lawrence Arts Center is hosting a Halloween Children’s Ballet and Costume Ball for young children on Saturday, Oct. 26
25 years ago: Volunteers endure rainy weather to participate in Stan Herd artwork
October 23, 2013
“I believe in doing anything if it is fun,” said one participant.
100 years ago: Upcoming season to be a busy one for district court
October 23, 2013
“The case of Hinshaw will probably be the hardest fought legal battle of the entire court session and one of the longest trials ever in Douglas county.”