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Chiefs savor big start to new era
September 9, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs scored more points in their season opener than they did in any game last season. They piled up six sacks, returned an interception for a touchdown and didn’t allow the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars to score on offense.
Big 12 honors KU volleyball’s Jarmoc
September 9, 2013
Kansas University senior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc earned the Big 12 Defensive Volleyball Player of the Week award, the conference announced Monday.
FSHS football up to 3rd in 6A
September 9, 2013
Free State High’s football team moved up a spot, to No. 3, in this week’s Kpreps.com Class 6A rankings.
Trio of Jayhawk freshmen projected atop NBA Draft
September 9, 2013
Kansas University freshmen Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Wayne Selden were included in ESPN.com analyst Chad Ford’s first mock NBA Draft of the 2013-14 school year, which was released on Monday. By Gary Bedore
Ex-walk-on Embree earns keep as KU’s standout returner
September 9, 2013
Kansas University’s Connor Embree had four punt returns for 92 yards in Saturday’s season-opener against South Dakota, and his coach thinks it may be the start of big things for the former walk-on, who earned a scholarship in August. By Jesse Newell
Indians escape K.C., 4-3
September 9, 2013
The Cleveland Indians were rewarded nicely for making it out of a harrowing ninth inning: They gained ground in the AL wild-card chase.
School board approves expansion plan for elementary schools
September 9, 2013
The Lawrence school board agreed to add 12 more classrooms to various buildings, on top of the 11 that were already planned as part of the bond-funded construction projects. The plan also calls for an additional six unfinished “shell” spaces for future classrooms at Sunset Hill school. By Peter Hancock
Mid-September heat wave a strain on area crops, livestock and people
September 9, 2013
A dome of high pressure air above the state has created temperatures 20 degrees above the norm. The weather is tough on crops and landscaping. It’s also a burden for anyone who has to go without air conditioning By Ben Unglesbee
Ottawa man sentenced to more than four years after accidental shooting of 4-year-old boy
September 9, 2013
A 40-year-old man has been sentenced to more than four years with the Kansas Department of Corrections after being found guilty in the accidental shooting of a 4-year-old Ottawa boy in January. Whether he serves the sentence in prison or on probation will be decided by a judge at the end of the month. By Ian Cummings
City to add more buses to keep up with demand for downtown gameday shuttle service
September 9, 2013
Quite a few people who relied on the shuttle service from downtown to Memorial Stadium were late for Saturday’s season-opening contest, as ridership spiked with the opening of the city’s new parking garage near Seventh and Vermont streets. By Chad Lawhorn
MADD notes drop in alcohol-related deaths after passage of ignition interlock law
September 9, 2013
Alcohol-related traffic fatalities have dropped 30 percent since a strong ignition interlock law went into effect, advocates of the law said today. By Scott Rothschild
City Commission set to decide issue of rental licensing and inspection program
September 9, 2013
On one side, Lawrence’s proposed rental registration and licensing program is a great safety improvement for the city’s renters. On the other, it is the beginning of a broad, overreaching, government bureaucracy. City commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday are being asked to pick a final side. By Chad Lawhorn
Legislative college, university tour scheduled for next month
September 9, 2013
Legislators cut funding to higher education during the 2013 legislative session, and will visit schools next month in preparation for the 2014 session, which starts in January. By Scott Rothschild
Topeka man guilty in May shooting in Lawrence that injured two
September 9, 2013
A 20-year-old Topeka man has been found guilty in a shooting that left two men in critical condition in Lawrence earlier this year. By Ian Cummings
Weis: Top KU football recruit Combs a backup, for now
10:28 a.m., September 9, 2013 Updated 12:14 a.m.
Because of his colorful personality and impressive recruiting ranking, defensive lineman Marquel Combs stood out this offseason among the long list of newcomers to Kansas University’s football team. As it turns out, Combs, ESPN.com’s top-ranked junior-college prospect in the country, is just like everybody else — a player fighting for his chance to play. By Matt Tait
25 years ago: Officers make first crack arrest in Lawrence
September 9, 2013
Officers had seized the substance at an apartment in the 800 block of Michigan.
40 years ago: Revamping possible for state judicial system
September 9, 2013
The proposed plan would place all courts under one administration.
100 years ago: Rain brings 15-degree drop in temperature
September 9, 2013
“The clouds were still in possession this morning.”
Marriages for Sept. 9
September 9, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
Enrollment growth may lead to more bond construction
September 9, 2013
Preliminary numbers show enrollment in the Lawrence school district grew more than expected this year. That could force the school board to re-think some of the construction projects that are being planned with the recent $92.5 million bond issue. By Peter Hancock
Speculation starts on who would run for Davis’ legislative seat if he runs for governor
September 9, 2013
With House Democratic Leader Paul Davis considering a challenge to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback in the 2014 election, some are speculating on who would run for Davis’ seat to represent House District 46 in Lawrence in the Kansas Legislature. By Scott Rothschild
Letter: Road improvement
September 9, 2013 in print edition on A8
I have lived in Palmyra Township on our family farm my entire life. As long as I can remember, the township has laid gravel on the roads. After a few rains they always turned to mud, and after a dry spell, there was always a tremendous amount of dust.
Letter: Health exchange stats
September 9, 2013 in print edition on A8
In my opinion, the Scott Rothschild story of Sept. 3, and especially the headline and subheadline, are extremely misleading. It makes it seem that many states with GOP governors are setting up state-run health insurance exchanges.
Bonner seventh grader moonlights as stilt walker
September 9, 2013
Claire Gurley of Bonner Springs learned how to walk on stilts at age 7, and for the past three years she has performed semi-professionally as a stilt walker with Olathe-based Theatre Tech Productions. And for the next several weekends, the Clark Middle School seventh grader will be found on her stilts at least once a weekend at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival’s Bonner Springs fairgrounds. By Caroline Boyer
Letter: Theocracy, anyone?
September 9, 2013 in print edition on A8
There is a growing interest in what one Kansas judicial appointee has called “a higher law” and “forcible resistance” to valid court orders. There is a “higher law” – in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, China and Cuba. The U.S. Constitution is the highest law here. The Supreme Court settles disputes regarding it. Judges and elected officials are sworn to uphold the Constitution, not higher law.
Opinion: Democratic coronation, GOP brawl?
September 9, 2013 in print edition on A8
On Jan. 20, 1981, Michael Deaver, a political aide, peered into a bedroom in Blair House, across from the White House, and said to the man still abed, “It’s 8 o’clock. You’re going to be inaugurated as president in a few hours.” From beneath the blankets, Ronald Reagan said, “Do I have to?
Horoscopes for Sept. 9
September 9, 2013
For Monday, Sept. 9 This year you will want to communicate more, but you often might feel as if something is holding you back. A sibling or someone in your daily environment could be difficult. If you are single, you do not need to look for anyone. If you are attached, the two of you seem inclined to break past some of your barriers.
Editorial: Core learning
Kansas University’s new curriculum offers students new flexibility but it also should challenge them to work outside their academic comfort zone.
September 9, 2013 in print edition on A8
The KU Core has been described as the most major adjustment in Kansas University’s undergraduate curriculum in as much as 50 years. That indicates it probably was time for a significant overhaul, and the new curriculum appears to have some significant advantages for entering freshmen. As with all major changes, however, there is a danger that some significant elements of a traditional liberal education may be lost.