Archive for Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Mariners nudge Royals
September 4, 2013
Kendrys Morales had the big hit in the ninth inning, but the spotlight was on Taijuan Walker, the Seattle Mariners’ young right-handed starter. Morales hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Mariners to a 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Our Town Sports (Sept. 5)
September 4, 2013
Here’s a look at Our Town Sports for Sept. 5.
KU target Okafor keeps top ranking
September 4, 2013
Chicago big man Jahlil Okafor, who will be visiting Kansas University the weekend of Oct. 18-20, maintained his Rivals.com No. 1 national high school basketball ranking on Wednesday. By Gary Bedore
Veritas fall sports preview
September 4, 2013
A look at Veritas Christian School’s fall sports. By Benton Smith
Seabury fall sports preview
September 4, 2013
A look at Seabury Academy’s fall sports. By Benton Smith
Kansas AD gets new, longer contract
September 4, 2013
Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger has entered the school year with a new and improved contract, the Journal-World learned Wednesday. By Matt Tait
Massive challenge awaits LHS football
September 4, 2013
Tonight, Lawrence High’s football team opens its season against Olathe South at Olathe District Activity Center (kickoff at 7), and senior Braden Smith, the same colossus that made Wittman so anxious last fall, again will stare down the Lions’ center. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Kansas kicker defies norm
September 4, 2013
Fairy tales don’t come true in the most savage team sport of all. As a football player, either you get dirty, take pain and dish it, like it, rise above the competition and move to the next level, or you hang up your pads and hope the sport didn’t give you lifelong aches and limps. Unless, of course, you are a kicker. By Tom Keegan
A fresh start: Kansas WR Justin McCay eager to hit field
September 4, 2013
It has been three years since Kansas University wide receiver Justin McCay ran onto a college football field for the first time. By Matt Tait
Douglas County Commission OKs design fees for Public Works facility
September 4, 2013
Douglas County commissioners agreed today to pay just over $554,000 in architectural fees for the final phase of designing a new facility for the Public Works Department. Construction in southeast Lawrence is slated to begin in February 2014. By Peter Hancock
Kansas to reimpose work requirement for food assistance
September 4, 2013
Kansas will not renew a federal waiver that has enabled some 20,000 individuals to receive food assistance without having to meet work requirements. State officials say they want to encourage work and reduce welfare dependency, but local officials say it will harm many long-term unemployed Kansans. By Peter Hancock
Stegall wins Senate confirmation to Kansas Court of Appeals
September 4, 2013
In an historic vote after a contentious debate, the Kansas Senate on Wednesday confirmed Gov. Sam Brownback’s nomination of his chief counsel, Caleb Stegall, to the Kansas Court of Appeals. By Scott Rothschild
Senate approves three to Kansas Board of Regents
September 4, 2013
Without debate, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointments of three people to the Kansas Board of Regents. By Scott Rothschild
Longtime art glass business in jeopardy after city declares studio uninhabitable
September 4, 2013
Free State Glass has been forced out of its home of nearly 30 years at 307 E. Ninth St., after a portion of the historic building housing the studio was declared unfit for habitation by the city. By Chad Lawhorn
City seeking volunteers for snow shoveling program
September 4, 2013
The city is seeking volunteers for its Safe Winter Walkways program, which pairs able-bodied individuals with residents who have trouble shoveling their own sidewalks.
Lawrence High graduate honored for winning Buick Achiever Scholarship
September 4, 2013
Kelsey Kilburn, a graduate of Lawrence High School, was honored in the Statehouse as a recipient of the prestigious Buick Achiever Scholarship for academic achievement and community involvement.
Prairie Park teacher receives Horizon Award for outstanding first-year service
September 4, 2013
Erica Voegerl, a third grade teacher at Prairie Park school, received a Lawrence school district Horizon Award, recognizing outstanding first-year teachers. The award was presented during a school assembly today. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence airport to close once more before runway repair is complete
September 4, 2013
The Lawrence Municipal Airport will be closed once more this afternoon, and is expected to open again Thursday morning after repairs to the main runway have been completed.
Chiefs re-sign ex-KU safety McDougald
September 4, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs placed rookie safety Sanders Commings on injured reserve and signed Bradley McDougald to replace him on the roster heading into Sunday’s season opener at Jacksonville.
Ex-LHS swimmer makes Team USA
September 4, 2013
Former Lawrence High swimmer Emma Reaney was named to the 112-member roster of the 2013-14 U.S. national team, USA Swimming announced Tuesday.
LHS soccer tops Topeka High
September 4, 2013
Ian Gabel scored a first-half goal on an assist from Hunter Kelley, and Lawrence High’s boys soccer team defeated Topeka High, 1-0, on Tuesday night.
Jarmoc reaches milestone as KU volleyball defeats UMKC
September 4, 2013
Kansas University middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc needed just four kills on Tuesday night at UMKC to total 1,000 kills in her KU career. Jarmoc, a redshirt senior, tallied a match-high 19 kills to go along with 10 blocks, and the Jayhawks defeated the Kangaroos, 25-17, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21.
Wiggins collects early All-America nod
September 4, 2013
Kansas University freshman basketball player Andrew Wiggins has been named 2013-14 preseason All-America by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. By Gary Bedore
Strings of mistakes plague LHS volleyball in opening loss
September 4, 2013
Maybe it was because they hadn’t played yet this fall, or the fact that one of their key teammates was out of the lineup, but Lawrence High’s volleyball players never found the precision they needed against Blue Valley Northwest Tuesday night. By Benton Smith
Lions to rotate QB duo, for now
September 4, 2013
When Lawrence High’s football team opens its season on Thursday at Olathe South, junior Nyle Anderson will start at quarterback. But Lions coach Dirk Wedd said Anderson won’t have an exclusive role. By Benton Smith
Weis announces Jayhawks’ Week 1 lineup, position switches
September 4, 2013
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis on Tuesday released the first depth chart of the 2013 season. On it, defensive back Cassius Sendish was listed at his third different starting position since March. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Attacks on nominee not warranted
September 4, 2013 in print edition on A8
The continuing controversy over the change in the means of selecting judges for the Kansas Court of Appeals and the governor’s recent nomination of Caleb Stegall to fill the vacant seat on that court has, in my opinion, become problematic in several ways.
25 years ago: Hundreds of students gather for intro classes in Hoch
September 4, 2013
About 800 students packed the auditorium’s main floor and two balconies.
40 years ago: Report shows differences in security deposit policies
September 4, 2013
Landlords were not willing to pay interest on security deposits because of the bookkeeping involved.
100 years ago: KU students beginning to arrive
September 4, 2013
“The advance guard of the student population is beginning to arrive in Lawrence already.”
Editorial: Aquifer addiction
The alarm once again has been sounded about the long-term impact of depleting the Ogallala Aquifer in order to irrigate crops in western Kansas.
September 4, 2013 in print edition on A8
Add this to the stack of news articles and editorials that have been written about the depletion rate of the Ogallala Aquifer. (Or siltation at the state’s reservoirs, for that matter.) Nevertheless, it’s an important issue that needs to be addressed, even though history says it will be ignored again this time.
Flavor combinations take priority in Krauses’ cookbook, re-released with new name
September 4, 2013
Lawrence residents and restaurateurs Robert and Molly Krause take taste up a notch in their cookbook, “The Flavorful Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Amazing 3-Ingredient Flavor Combinations.”
Opinion: Obama’s request reluctant, positive
September 4, 2013 in print edition on A8
Because Syria’s convulsion has become as serious as Barack Obama has been careless in speaking about it, he is suddenly and uncharacteristically insisting that Congress participate in governance. Regarding institutional derangements, he is the infection against which he pretends to be an immunization.
Horoscopes for Sept. 4
September 4, 2013
For Wednesday, Sept. 4 This year you often will have to push away a mental fog that creates cloudy thinking and delusional outcomes. The more reality-bound you become, the better off you will be. If you are single, the problem won’t be having a lack of potential suitors, but rather it will be deciding which suitor to choose. If you are attached, the two of you will love doing more together as a couple, both with friends and on your own.