Archive for Friday, September 6, 2013

Lead stories

12:20 a.m.
Police officers talk with a college student in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street early Friday morning. Several officers have been detailed to work downtown and in other party hotspots in an effort to curb dangerous behavior associated with alcohol as a new school year begins at local universities. Nearly 200 cited or arrested by special police detail working college party crowds
September 6, 2013
By now, many college students have had run-ins with a police detail aimed at curbing dangerous behavior associated with partying. Not all of them have enjoyed the experience. Some have been ticketed for consuming alcohol or urinating in public — or both. Others have been arrested for battery or cited for illegally walking into traffic in front of cars on Massachusetts Street. In all, the special detail has cited more than 180 people since Aug.14, for offenses ranging from possession of alcohol by a minor to using a fake ID. Fourteen have been arrested, including several for DUI. By Ian Cummings
10:00 a.m.
Ken Bowen, of Custom Tree Care, watches as workers cut down an estimated 80-foot-tall cottonwood tree in the lawn of the Kappa Sigma fraternity on Wednesday. The tree was forced to be removed after a contractor damaged the tree's primary root system while digging a drainage line. 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
12:00 p.m.
Lawrence High's Price Morgan (81) is stopped but gets the first and goal in the second quarter Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at ODAC in Olathe. Stopped short: Third-down breakdowns doom Lions, 33-20
September 6, 2013
As much as they wanted to forget how Olathe South turned third-and-long plays into back-breaking touchdowns, that was all the Lions could see in their minds as they replayed the critical breakdowns in a 33-20, season-opening loss. By Benton Smith
3:04 p.m.
This file photo shows Gov. Sam Brownback's former budget director Steve Anderson at a Kansas Board of Regents meeting in 2011. Brownback’s former budget director, Anderson, will work on state fiscal policy with KPI
September 6, 2013
Steve Anderson (pictured above at a Kansas Board of Regents meeting in 2011), who resigned last month as Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director, is returning to work for the Kansas Policy Institute, a Wichita-based think tank that advocates tax cuts and lower school funding. By Scott Rothschild
5:46 p.m.
Just Food volunteer Barbara Pitner looks over fresh produce dropped off to the food bank Friday morning from a local grower. Area gardens and growers are having a productive season for fresh produce. Produce growers have bountiful season
September 6, 2013
An improved produce growing season seems to have all types of people in the Lawrence area happy after two years of extreme drought. Everyone from local produce growers and shoppers to school gardens to food banks have benefited from an increase in production of fruits and vegetables this year, which was helped along by increased rain and relatively cool summer weather. By Giles Bruce

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Editorial: Dangerous fork
President Obama’s decision concerning action against Syria will have a far-reaching impact around the world.
September 6, 2013 in print edition on A8
For five-plus years, President Obama has talked about working with Republicans in Congress, but there is little evidence he has been sincere in this nice-sounding campaign pledge.