Archive for Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Pounding the pavement is an everyday experience for a few sign-holders at 23rd and Iowa. Two mattress shops are closing and every corner is occupied by advertisements on posts. Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Save a wave for the sign holders
September 8, 2013
I’m sure you’ve all seen the sign holders at 23rd and Iowa streets. On some days there have been as many as six people at the intersection at once, each holding a sign for one of two competing furniture stores. I’m sure you’ve all driven through the intersection, with your U-Haul trailers in tow, to pick up ridiculously priced mattress sets and sofas. I know I have. But until last week, I had never been on the other end of the sign.
12:15 a.m.
Kansas head coach Charlie Weis watches as a touchdown by Josh Ford is called back during the first quarter against South Dakota on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at Memorial Stadium. Opinion: KU’s offense not quite right in opener
September 7, 2013
Based on first glance, something isn’t quite right with the Kansas University football team’s offense, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says. • Charlie Weis postgame audio• Box score
10:00 a.m.
"Kansas County Claim," by Justin Marable. Inaugural Lawrence Print Week to celebrate art form with events, exhibits
September 8, 2013
If New York City has a lively annual print week, why can’t Lawrence? That’s what local organizers figured when they pulled together all things printmaking for the inaugural Lawrence Print Week. A flurry of print-celebrating events is scheduled next week, with some related exhibitions open this week. By Sara Shepherd
2:00 p.m.
Assistant teacher Jenica Nelson provides one-on-one time, helping Krishna Abraham, 3, with some color skills March 8, 2013, at Lawrence Montessori School, 5005 Legends Drive. Kansas faces looming teacher shortage
September 8, 2013
Nearly a third of all teachers in Kansas are either at or near retirement age. And as more baby-boomers retire each year, officials worry there aren’t enough new teachers coming out of education schools to replace them. By Peter Hancock

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Editorial: Short session
The recent special legislative session wasn’t without its critics, but at least lawmakers made good on their pledge to quickly transact their business and head home.
September 8, 2013 in print edition on A9
The best news from the just-completed special session of the Kansas Legislature is that it is over. The fact that lawmakers were able to complete their business in just two days is worthy of thanks from taxpayers who were footing the bill for the session.