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How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Oct. 31
October 31, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Oct. 31.
Young male flown to KU Hospital for traumatic injuries
October 31, 2013
A young male was taken by LifeStar helicopter to Kansas University Hospital Thursday.
KU Continuing Education executive director to retire
October 31, 2013
After 21 years at Kansas University, KU Continuing Education Executive Director Fred Pawlicki will retire Jan. 17. For the past seven years, Pawlicki has supervised all KUCE activities, including the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, the Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute, the Aerospace Short Course Program and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
State tax revenues continue to fall
October 31, 2013
State tax collections continued to fall in October, which Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration said shows his income tax cuts are working. By Scott Rothschild
Portions of Kobach-written Alabama law on undocumented immigrants will not be enforced under settlement
October 31, 2013
Portions of a controversial Alabama immigration law, which was co-written by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, will not be enforced under a proposed settlement between the state of Alabama and civil rights groups. By Scott Rothschild
Schodorf files to run for Kansas secretary of state
October 31, 2013
Former state Sen. Jean Schodorf today filed to run for Kansas secretary of state against incumbent Republican Kris Kobach in 2014. By Scott Rothschild
Second trial set in case of former KU football player charged in May armed robbery
October 31, 2013
A former Kansas University football player, one of four men arrested and charged in connection with the robbery of cash and marijuana at gunpoint at a Lawrence home earlier this year, pleaded not guilty Thursday and awaits trial on a charge of aggravated robbery.
Local Obamacare enrollment still slowed by glitches with website
October 31, 2013
The local effort to enroll people in the new insurance marketplace, a major piece of the Affordable Care Act, over the past month has been slowed by technical problems with the national website, HealthCare.gov. By Giles Bruce
Baker chooses new interim dean of education
October 31, 2013
Tes Mehring, associate dean and chair of the Graduate School of Education at Baker University, will be the interim dean of the School of Education for the next school year. Mehring will replace current education school dean Peggy Harris, who announced her retirement this year.
Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation to hold 50th annual Blintz Brunch
October 31, 2013
The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation will host its 50th annual Blintz Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive.
Second school finance case winding through federal courts
October 31, 2013
While the Kansas Supreme Court is weighing one constitutional challenge to the state’s school finance formula, a federal court in Kansas City is weighing another. U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum ruled this week that the case of Petrella vs. Brownback can move forward. By Peter Hancock
Top executive with General Motors coming to tour KU, Lawrence
October 31, 2013
A top executive with General Motors is coming to Lawrence to hear about automotive research underway at Kansas University. By Chad Lawhorn
KU announces summer 2013 graduates
October 31, 2013
The University Registrar has announced that more than 1,100 students will get their degrees at Kansas University this spring, representing 55 Kansas counties, 44 other states and the District of Columbia, and 27 other countries.
Home-schooled runner goes the distance for a team
October 31, 2013
For the past three years, Alex Goertz, a home-schooler from Lawrence, has been running cross country with Christ Preparatory Academy in Kansas City, Kan. By Benton Smith
Twelve KU runners on academic lists
October 31, 2013
Twelve Kansas University men’s and women’s cross country runners were named to the Academic All-Big 12 teams, the conference announced Wednesday.
Haskell men’s basketball loses opener
October 31, 2013
The Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball team lost its season opener to McPherson, 75-74, on Tuesday night.
Weis: Heaps, Cozart co-existing
October 31, 2013
Both Montell Cozart and Jake Heaps have played in Kansas University’s last two football games and coach Charlie Weis says there does not appear to be so much as a hint of animosity from the starting quarterback about the hard-charging backup. By Matt Tait
FSHS linebackers embrace key roles
October 31, 2013
The Free State High football team’s five starting linebackers didn’t ask for this kind of responsibility, but they gladly took it on, embraced it and owned it. By Benton Smith
KU volleyball swats Baylor
October 31, 2013
Kansas University’s volleyball players finally rested last weekend, courtesy of the Big 12’s bye week, and said they felt refreshed during a 25-14, 25-13, 25-15 rout of Baylor on Wednesday in Horejsi Center.
White’s work ethic evident in, after win
October 31, 2013
Andrew White III was in no hurry to go out and celebrate after playing a major role in Kansas University’s exhibition rout of Pittsburg State on Tuesday. The sophomore instead put himself through an individual workout after his 12-point, four-rebound performance. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Andrew Wiggins has the tools, but the hype’s unfair
October 31, 2013
Andrew Wiggins didn’t ask for expectations to soar higher and faster than he does flushing lobs. Column by Tom Keegan
Cole shows speed, control for KU women in exhibition victory over PSU
October 31, 2013
If the flashes that Kansas University point guard Lamaria Cole showed in Wednesday’s 85-54 exhibition victory continue, the transition from the Angel Goodrich era might be a whole lot smoother for the Jayhawks than anyone imagined. By Jesse Newell
100 years ago: KU fans to follow distant football game via telegraph, phone
October 31, 2013
“Students will march to the depot to give the team a resounding farewell.”
Kansas University jazz group to perform specially arranged pieces with Alaturka
October 31, 2013
The Kansas University Jazz Ensemble I is joining Kansas City-based ensemble Alaturka in concert for a special performance at the Lawrence Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7.
Fashion that fits: relearning to love your body
October 31, 2013
Saffees store, 911 Massachusetts St., offers personal shopping sessions that help women feel good about shopping to fit their body type.
Off the Beaten Buy: Mid-Century Ad 2014 Calendars
October 31, 2013
For anyone obsessed with “Mad Men,” this might the perfect find for a holiday stocking stuffer.
Off the Beaten Plate: Kufta Kabob at Mediterranean Market and Cafe
October 31, 2013
Kufta Kabob at Mediterranean Market and Cafe.
25 years ago: Vandalism, theft reported in Lawrence on night before Halloween
October 31, 2013
The Dillons store on W. 27th Street reported the theft of eight pumpkins, valued at $16.20.
40 years ago: City supports new ‘Arts Center’ project for former library building
October 31, 2013
The Lawrence Community Arts Council was planning to renovate the old building as a community arts center.
Poet Laureate of Kansas coming to Cider Gallery
October 31, 2013
The Lawrence Public Library will host an evening with Wyatt Townley, the Poet Laureate of Kansas, at the Cider Gallery on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.
Where to get your candy fix
October 31, 2013
The day has finally arrived: It’s time to don the fake fangs or pick up the magic wand and scurry forth in search of bite-sized fun. The city of Lawrence recommends residential door-to-door trick-or-treating from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. But there are several other places to get a candy fix.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Oct. 30
October 31, 2013
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Oct. 30.
‘Ugly’ wins suit Chiefs fine
October 31, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t into winning beauty pageants. They don’t care about putting up big numbers on offense or polishing off shiny, lopsided victories.
Our Town Sports (Oct. 31)
October 31, 2013
Here’s a look at Our Town Sports for Oct. 31
Opinion: Valid threat must precede Syria talks
October 31, 2013
Late last year, I visited the headquarters of a militant Islamist rebel militia called Suqour al-Sham in northern Syria.
Opinion: Court rulings side with free speech
October 31, 2013
Brick by brick, judges are dismantling the wall of separation that legislators have built between political activity and the First Amendment’s protections of free speech and association. The latest examples, from Mississippi and Arizona, reflect the judiciary’s proper engagement in defending citizens from the regulation of political speech, aka “campaign finance reform.”
Editorial: Downtown rising
An influx of new residents should be a shot in the arm for the downtown business community.
October 31, 2013
One factor is more important than any other when it comes to the long-term vitality of downtown Lawrence: people.
Pumpkin harvest: average yields in a rainy year
October 31, 2013
Janet Schaake, owner of Schaake Pumpkin Patch in Lawrence, said she was able to grow more pumpkins in 2012 than during this year’s comparatively wet summer and fall. By Giles Bruce
Winners: Journal-World scary story contest
October 31, 2013
The Journal-World asked young writers across the Lawrence area to submit their best scary stories, and today we’re pleased to share with you the winners of our annual contest. Congratulations to Addie Wendel, Jasmine Colbert and Emily Silvers.
Garden Calendar: Toad lilies add late-season interest
October 31, 2013
With good planning, gardens can have something blooming almost all year long. Fall often seems to be the most challenging with mums, asters and pansies as the most popular options. Gardeners looking for a unique alternative for fall color should check out my favorite flower, the toad lily.
Style Scout: Ashley ‘Ziggy’ Zeigenbein
October 31, 2013
Fashion trends you love: I tend to ignore trends and do whatever I feel like.
Style Scout: John Trefry
October 31, 2013
Tell us a secret: This is fun. This is the first time someone has interviewed me!
Mrs. Mass: Incan flavors rule at Pachamamas
October 31, 2013
In Inca mythology, Pachamama is a goddess who presides over planting, fertility and harvesting. In fact, the term Pachamama is usually translated as Mother Earth.
Celebrity Fashion Fusion: How to be an Olivia Wilde child
October 31, 2013
When Olivia Wilde isn’t sporting KU gear at Allen Field House with her fiance Jason Sudeikis, she exudes a casual glam that appears effortless.
The Fashion Column Twins: Finding deals at Plato’s Closet
October 31, 2013
This time of year, I always try to watch my shopping budget because the holidays are just around the corner. Looking for gently used clothing is a smart way to go about this instead of halting my shopping altogether.
Fix-It Chick: Upgrade to LED lighting
October 31, 2013
With the current phase-out of incandescent bulbs scheduled for completion by 2014, many standard light bulbs, flood bulbs and fluorescent tubes are no longer being manufactured.