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LHS football falls in opener, 33-20
September 5, 2013
Lawrence High rushed for just 65 yards and surrendered 222 on the ground in a 33-20, season-opening football loss to Olathe South on Thursday at the Olathe District Activity Center.
One of Lawrence’s oldest residents comes down
September 5, 2013
Lawrence lost one of its oldest trees this week, not all at once but piece by piece. The buzzing sounds in the West Hills subdivision Wednesday weren’t locusts but chainsaws taking down a roughly century-old cottonwood in front of the Kappa Sigma fraternity house on Emery Road. By Giles Bruce
Construction slowing traffic on Kansas Turnpike west of Bonner Springs
September 5, 2013
Construction is slowing eastbound traffic on Interstate 70 east of Lawrence, as work crews have closed a four-mile stretch of one lane.
Dean of KU graduate school to leave for University of British Columbia
September 5, 2013
Thomas Heilke, dean of the KU College of Graduate Studies, accepted a post at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. Heilke, a Canadian native, said he took the job to be closer to family and because the position fit well with his experience. By Ben Unglesbee
Police investigating U.S. Bank robbery on 23rd Street
02:23 p.m., September 5, 2013 Updated 06:11 p.m.
Lawrence police detectives are investigating a robbery this afternoon at U.S. Bank at 1807 W. 23rd St. The robbery was reported about 1:20 p.m. by bank employees who told police the robber fled the bank on foot. This would be Lawrence’s third bank robbery this year. Ian Cummings
25 years ago: Big Jay and Baby Jay to step out in new feathers
September 5, 2013
As any reader of the Velveteen Rabbit knows, the more something is loved, the more tattered it begins to look.
40 years ago: Pinckney to pilot special ed program
September 5, 2013
School board members approved a district administration request for a $9,900 federal grant for one year to cover the pilot program.
Fix-It Chick: Replace a broken fan switch
September 5, 2013
Replacing a broken pull switch on a ceiling fan is often an easy job.
Style Scout: Josh Parker
September 5, 2013
Whom do people say you look like? Ferris Bueller
Style Scout: Daryl Bugner
September 5, 2013
Fashion trends you hate: I have a hard time with neon. Yup! It’s also kind of a hard thing to go with red hair.
Asphalt Orchestra to open Lied Center season
September 5, 2013
A guerrilla-music force from New York City is scheduled to open the Lied Center’s 2013-2014 season at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Asphalt Orchestra, a 12-member group, uses classical, rock, pop and jazz music and combines the genres to create an ambitious and radical show.
Three ideas for kids’ artwork besides putting it in a box
September 5, 2013
Meticulously filing away my child’s artwork is not for me. Instead, I prefer to use and enjoy it now. Here are three of my favorite ways
Family Adventures: The last scoop of summer
September 5, 2013
One of our family’s favorite things to do with the soon-to-be precious extra daylight is to walk downtown and buy a scoop of ice cream on Mass. Street.
The Classic Sartorialist: Football weather fashion
September 5, 2013
Before reaching into your closets and drawers for that sacred gameday shirt, consider classing up your tailgating attire.
Good buys: Magazine names Kansas woman America’s smartest shopper
September 5, 2013
All You magazine this year set out to find the smartest shopper in America and Ottawa mom Emily Graves came out on top as its first-ever savings superstar. By Nadia Imafidon
Letter: Cancer care
September 5, 2013 in print edition on A8
The Aug. 27 article in the Journal-World about cancer survivor Harold Lake was well-written and very much appreciated by us. Harold and I were so glad to highlight Lawrence Memorial Hospital, the LMH oncology unit and its staff.
Letter: Wetlands not ‘vacant’
September 5, 2013 in print edition on A8
Chad Lawhorn’s article, “Trafficway contract to be awarded within weeks,” in the Aug. 30 Journal-World, states that the planned route of the South Lawrence Trafficway travels across “vacant ground.” It’s not surprising that Lawhorn uses this term to refer to the wetlands that the SLT is scheduled to traverse; in the prevailing culture, any land that lacks a human-built home, business or structure is termed “vacant.”
Readings at the Raven to feature escaped tigers and epic rides
September 5, 2013
The Raven Book Store is hosting a series of readings from regional writers today and Friday.
Lawrence Libations: Key Lime Pie Martini at Saints
September 5, 2013
Like key lime pie in liquid form — sweet, limey and alcoholic.
Mrs. Mass.: A day at the beach
September 5, 2013
I think it’s safe to say that all of Lawrence is familiar with the Sandbar (and the most delightful “Shark Attack” you’ll ever encounter in your life). But have you experienced the Sandbar Sub Shop?
Garden Calendar: Protect yourself from ticks
September 5, 2013
Besides their creepy-crawliness and the itching that comes from their bites, ticks are vectors of several pathogens. Of the options available for protection, Douglas County resident Luann Dixon says she has found only one that works for her: permethrin.
Opinion: IRS ruling moves U.S. forward
September 5, 2013 in print edition on A8
Abraham Lincoln said it best. As the drums of disunion began to drown out the softer melodies of comity and reason, Lincoln, a candidate for U.S. Senate, warned a convention of Illinois Republicans that the nation could not escape its moment of decision.
Letter: Cultural deafness
September 5, 2013 in print edition on A8
As I’ve read recently, everyone is acting like it’s all systems go for the South Lawrence Trafficway along the 32nd Street route. All of this exuberance is based on a couple of weekends of archaeological study a decade ago by a Denver professor and his graduate students and the HNTB engineering firm.
Local, regional artists to display work at annual arts and crafts festival
September 5, 2013
The shelves that line the front of Kara McKamey’s ceramics studio are filled with bowls, mugs, pots, vases and other pieces made by herself and renters at Muddy Waters Studio, but this weekend many of those shelves will be cleared as she and other local artists participate in the 34th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival on Sunday in South Park.
Editorial: Unsightly structure
Perhaps finishing touches will make the new parking garage south of the library more visually compatible with its surroundings.
September 5, 2013 in print edition on A8
Let’s hope we haven’t got a pig in a poke as it concerns the new city parking garage that is nearing completion south of the expanded Lawrence Public Library in the 800 block between Vermont and Kentucky streets.
Horoscopes for Sept. 5
September 5, 2013
For Thursday, Sept. 5 This year your creativity and intellect merge to create new opportunities. If you are single, you could meet someone through a friend whom you would like to get to know. If you are attached, the two of you will find that your relationship is more upbeat and supportive than in the past.
100 years ago: Record-breaking heat may delay start of school
September 5, 2013
“The brand of weather that has been handed out the last few days is very un-September-like.”