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Archive for Sunday, September 8, 2013

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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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Veritas volleyball 3-2 at tournament
September 8, 2013
Veritas Christian School’s volleyball team went 3-2 and placed fifth at the McLouth Tournament on Saturday.
Arizona State routs KU soccer
September 8, 2013
Arizona State scored on its first shot, in the seventh minute, and went on to claim a 4-0 rout over Kansas University in a nonconference soccer match Sunday.
KU hoops target to pick this week?
September 8, 2013
Jordan McLaughlin, a 5-foot-11 senior basketball point guard from Etiwanda (Calif.) High, is expected to announce his college choice this week, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Chiefs hammer Jags, 28-2
September 8, 2013
It was Kansas City’s most lopsided season-opening victory in 50 years, a perfect start to the Andy Reid era.
Kansas running back Darrian Miller relishes chance
September 8, 2013
The first game back was pretty overwhelming for Kansas University football running back Darrian Miller. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Rice key test for KU
September 8, 2013
Thursday marks the four-year anniversary of the Kansas University football program’s most recent victory away from Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. Saturday represents a chance to end the futility streak of 22 games in 11 states under three coaches. By Tom Keegan
Red carpet sweepers: Track takes two top awards at Rock Chalk Choice Awards
September 8, 2013
A record-breaking year for Kansas University’s track and field teams was capped off with a clean sweep of the final three awards during Sunday’s Rock Chalk Choice Awards at Lied Center. By Jesse Newell
Church battles local hunger with food fight
September 8, 2013
At about 7 p.m. Sunday, hundreds of kids ages 12-19 lined up at a yellow-taped area in the field just south of Christ Community Church, waiting to start a food fight that they were actually encouraged to participate in. Third Battle Royal - a Food Fight Against Hunger, was an event to raise awareness of hunger in the Lawrence community.
Heat took a toll on Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
September 8, 2013
Vendors from the surrounding area set up booths at South Park on Sunday to sell their handmade goods at the 34th annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival. Though the event usually draws around 6,000 to 7,000 people, Sunday’s heat kept the crowd small. By Nikki Wentling
Weather Service issues heat advisory for Lawrence area today
September 8, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the Lawrence area from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
Drunken-driving enforcement campaign ends with 18 DUI arrests
September 8, 2013
As a result of a monthlong drunken-driving enforcement campaign, the Lawrence Police Department stopped more than 400 vehicles, arresting 18 people for DUI and issuing almost 300 seatbelt citations.
Opinion: ‘Other’ Christians need to speak up
September 8, 2013 in print edition on A9
“I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” — attributed to Mohandas Gandhi As Dan Savage tells it, it began years ago when he’d go on CNN or MSNBC to discuss LGBT issues opposite the likes of Tony Perkins. Perkins heads the Family Research Council, a leading purveyor of the fiction that homophobia and Christianity are synonymous and inextricable.
Perez, Royals edge Tigers
September 8, 2013
Salvador Perez is on a power surge and the Kansas City Royals keeping hanging on in the wild-card race.
Coyotes swept up in ‘waves’
September 8, 2013
South Dakota football coach Joe Glenn knew it’d take a remarkable effort from his FCS Coyotes to defeat FBS member Kansas University on Saturday night at steamy Memorial Stadium. By Gary Bedore
UA gets even with KU volleyball
September 8, 2013
After two Kansas University-Arkansas volleyball matches in the last three days — encompassing five hours of action — only one thing has been established: The Jayhawks of the Big 12 and Razorbacks of the SEC appear to be clones of each other. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: New parking plan adds spaces, but removes delivery access for one business
September 8, 2013
The city was planning to institute diagonal parking on the east side of the 600 block of Vermont Street.
40 years ago: Improvement project starts at Sixth ahd Mass
September 8, 2013
The next phase on the Kansas River bridge was to begin n the fall or the following spring.
Sporting KC blanks Columbus
September 8, 2013
Claudio Bieler converted a penalty kick in the first half for his first goal in nearly two months, leading Sporting Kansas City to a 3-0 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
September 8, 2013
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
Seabury CC squads fifth at Hayden
September 8, 2013
Bishop Seabury Academy’s boys and girls cross country teams each placed fifth at the Topeka Hayden Invitational on Saturday.
LHS volleyball 1-4 at Olathe South
September 8, 2013
Lawrence High’s volleyball team went 1-4 on Saturday at the Olathe South Tournament.
LHS cross country fourth, sixth at Manhattan
September 8, 2013
Lawrence High’s girls placed fourth and the LHS boys were sixth Saturday at the Manhattan Invitational cross country meet.
Acclaimed light artist to open Lawrence exhibit in person with public talk
September 8, 2013
Light artist James Turrell himself will be on hand for the opening of “Gard Blue,” a new exhibition of his work at the Spencer Museum of Art.
Seabury volleyball 1-4 at McLouth
September 8, 2013
Seabury Academy’s volleyball team went 1-4 on Saturday at the McLouth Tournament.
FSHS girls first at O-East race
September 8, 2013
Free State’s girls cross country team took first place Thursday at the Olathe East Invitational, and the Firebirds were second in the boys competition.
Baker edges Ottawa, 25-24
September 8, 2013
Dillon Baxter scored on a 15-yard pass from Jake Morse with 48 seconds remaining, and 15th-ranked Baker University defeated No. 18 Ottawa, 25-24, in college football Saturday night at Liston Stadium.
Heroes and Halos’ day honors those affected by childhood cancer
September 8, 2013
An event for families affected by childhood cancer will be held Sept. 14 at Fall Leaf Farm located north of Eudora.
Drug-related home invasions on the rise in Lawrence
September 8, 2013
Several times a year, Lawrence residents answer a knock at the door only to be assaulted by armed robbers demanding drugs, cash, or both. Very often, but not always, police say, the victims are drug dealers, typically college-age young people selling marijuana from their homes. In some cases, more aggressive criminals who see them as easy targets beat them up. In others, people have been shot and killed. By Ian Cummings
School board schedules public forum to discuss Chamber tech ed partnership
September 8, 2013
The Lawrence school board will hold a public forum Sept. 16 to discuss plans for the district’s new College and Career Center. Local business leaders are urging a different site and coordination with the Chamber’s planned adult training center. By Peter Hancock
Lied Center to host The Price is Right Live!
September 8, 2013
The Lied Center is inviting audiences to “come on down” and win big prizes at The Price is Right Live! on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. Monday.
Author to sign book highlighting lighter side of pioneering
September 8, 2013
Author Linda Johnston will visit the Raven Book Store this week to read from and sign copies of her book, “Hardship: Pioneer Voices from Kansas Territory.”
Bible illustrations, woodcuts dating to Medieval times on view at Baker
September 8, 2013
A Quayle Bible Collection exhibit titled “Illuminating the Bible: Woodcuts and Engravings” is now on view at Baker University.
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.
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.
Chamber to name adult training center after area labor leader
September 8, 2013
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce plans to name a new adult training and education center after Dwayne Peaslee, a longtime Chamber board member and leader of the local Plumbers and Pipefitters union. Chamber officials plan to build the new center near 31st and Haskell, and they are hoping the Lawrence school district will put its new career and technical education center there as well. By Peter Hancock
Opinion: Political candor? Only in your dreams
September 8, 2013 in print edition on A9
President Obama appeared to me in a shocking dream the other night. Borrowing a phrase from Ronald Reagan, he declared that, “Government is the problem.” Then he proceeded to rant about the Dodd-Frank bill that’s supposed to regulate the financial sector so as to prevent another economic debacle.
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
Chiefs, Jaguars looking for fresh starts
September 8, 2013
Kansas City and Jacksonville are counting on this season to be better than the last one. It’d be tough to be any worse.
‘New York’ revisits 9/11, telling survivors’ stories
September 8, 2013
Every now and again, a play comes along that is revealing not only in its subject matter but also in its performance. The writing of it and the performance of it open our eyes to things we only partially understood.
Horoscopes for Sept. 8
September 8, 2013
For Sunday, Sept. 8 This year you make friends with ease, and you enjoy your inner circle more than you have in a long time. You have many hidden talents and assets, some of which could earn you more income or even a new profession. If you are single, others often come toward you. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy special times together.
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
100 years ago: Customer pulls knife on ice company manager
September 8, 2013
“Colonel John K. Rankin, manager for the Griffin Ice Company here, was the victim Saturday night of a cowardly attack of a patron of the company.”