Archive for Friday, September 13, 2013

Lead stories

12:24 a.m.
Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo .Kansas University junior Peter Foreman, Shawnee, looks for a refill on the mustard as he makes his way through the hotdog line Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at the Home Football Fridays event outside the Adams Alumni Center on the campus of Kansas University. In regard to condiments, KU students and Jayhawk fans alike are hoping the Jayhawks can put a little more mustard on the ball today when they take on Georgia Tech. Parks and Recreation plans healthier foods at city-owned concession stands
September 12, 2013
Leaders with the Parks and Recreation department are crafting a new policy for city-owned concession stands at ballfields and recreation centers that will require at least 50 percent of all offerings meet certain nutritional guidelines. By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.
Michael Davis, Scot Buxton, Randy Towner, Bob Frederick, Roy Williams and Steve Robinson used to jog in Lawrence. The Kansas University School of Education organizes a 5K event called the Dr. Bob Run, which benefits a scholarship in Frederick's name. Fourth annual Dr. Bob Run to be held Saturday
September 12, 2013
Pictured: Michael Davis, Scot Buxton, Randy Towner, Bob Frederick, Roy Williams and Steve Robinson, who used to jog in Lawrence. Kansas University’s Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences will host three races for children and adults tomorrow for the fourth-annual Dr. Bob Run at Rim Rock Farm, 2276 Burnett Lane. By Caitlin Doornbos
12:00 p.m.
Workers put finishing touches on landscaping and signage at the new, $6.8 million home of Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive, Wednesday, June 5, 2013. The Theatre has its grand opening ceremony Friday June 9. The public will be able to view the facility before it plays host to its first show in a few more weeks. State arts grant boosts effort to purchase equipment, lights at new Theatre Lawrence
September 12, 2013
A $50,000 grant from the state will boost the second phase of fundraising for Theatre Lawrence’s new building, helping to fill it with updated equipment and tools. The grant is one of nine totaling $350,000 the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission announced today. By Sara Shepherd
2:00 p.m.
A voter heads to a polling precinct at Central United Methodist Church before noon Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Attorney General Schmidt’s office declines to issue legal opinion on voter registration controversy
September 13, 2013
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office has said it will not issue a legal opinion on whether the state’s proof of citizenship requirement to register to vote is valid now that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar law in another state. By Scott Rothschild
4:26 p.m.
Law enforcement officers are ratcheting up their pursuit of felons who attempt to obtain guns and ammunition. Kansas attorney general joins NRA, 21 other states in challenge of federal handgun restriction
September 13, 2013
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has joined 21 other states in a legal brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a challenge by the National Rifle Association against a federal law that restricts the sale of handguns to people between 18 and 20 years old. By Scott Rothschild

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Jayhawks see odds as motivating factor
September 13, 2013
When the week began, oddsmakers in Las Vegas pegged the match-up between 1-0 Kansas and 0-1 Rice as a game without a favorite. The opening line was set at pick ’em, and, in the eyes of the gambling world, both teams had an equal shot to win. By Matt Tait
Tale of the tape: KU vs. Rice
September 13, 2013
A unit-by-unit comparison of Kansas University and Rice. By Matt Tait
Payback time? Revenge on Jayhawks’ minds
September 13, 2013
Make no mistake about it: The contest against Rice is a revenge game for Kansas University’s football team. But that concept includes more than just getting back at the Owls, who stunned the Jayhawks, 25-24, last season in Lawrence. By Matt Tait
KU research workshop looks at water from 120 different angles
September 13, 2013
KU researchers from fields as diverse as history and engineering gathered at Spooner Hall on Friday to discuss the many challenges that Kansas and other areas face when it comes to one very important resource: water. University and regional officials emphasized the need for research on a host of water-related issues. By Ben Unglesbee
Fraternity agrees to fines, community service, in turkey abuse case
September 13, 2013
The KU chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity has agreed to settle last year’s turkey abuse case through fines and community service, according to Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson. The agreement comes months after witnesses told police that a turkey was abused and killed at a fraternity party in December. By Ian Cummings
KU undergraduate engineering program drops in U.S. News and World Report rankings, business advances
September 13, 2013
Kansas University’s undergraduate business business program jumped ahead in the U.S. News and World Report 2014 college rankings, while the engineering program lost ground. By Ben Unglesbee
Public forum scheduled to discuss technical education center
September 13, 2013
The Lawrence school district is seeking public input on plans for its new “College and Career” education center. A public forum is set for 6 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence High School cafeteria. By Peter Hancock
Kansas attorney general joins NRA, 21 other states in challenge of federal handgun restriction
September 13, 2013
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has joined 21 other states in a legal brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a challenge by the National Rifle Association against a federal law that restricts the sale of handguns to people between 18 and 20 years old. By Scott Rothschild
Attorney General Schmidt’s office declines to issue legal opinion on voter registration controversy
September 13, 2013
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office has said it will not issue a legal opinion on whether the state’s proof of citizenship requirement to register to vote is valid now that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar law in another state. By Scott Rothschild
KU cornerback Kevin Short to sit out 2013 season
September 13, 2013
Kansas University cornerback Kevin Short has been declared ineligible by the NCAA and will red-shirt the 2013 season while remaining at KU, KU coach Charlie Weis announced in a press release this morning.
Free State 2-1 in volleyball quad at SM Northwest
September 13, 2013
Free State went 2-1 in a high school volleyball quadrangular Thursday night at Shawnee Mission Northwest.
LHS volleyball goes 1-2 at quad at O-South
September 13, 2013
Lawrence High’s volleyball team went 1-2 in a quadrangular Thursday night at Olathe South.
FSHS soccer wins opener, 2-1 in overtime
September 13, 2013
AJ Ware scored in the fourth minute of overtime, and Free State High’s boys soccer team opened its season Thursday night with a 2-1 victory over Lansing.
KU hoops schedule rated toughest
September 13, 2013
Kansas University’s upcoming 2013-14 nonconference basketball schedule rates as the toughest in the country, ESPN.com stated Monday. By Gary Bedore
Next challenge for LHS: Lancers
September 13, 2013
The way Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd sees it, his team’s schedule gets increasingly difficult each of the first three weeks. By Benton Smith
Firebirds want to build on win
September 13, 2013
Opening a football season by riding roughshod over an opponent is one thing. Finding a way to replicate that kind of supremacy is another challenge entirely. By Benton Smith
Floor exercise mastery lifts FSHS gymnastics
September 13, 2013
There is something about the floor exercise that always brings out the best in Free State High’s gymnastics team. By Benton Smith
25 years ago: Water main breaks frequent after dry summer
September 13, 2013
“We’ll just keep fixing them.”
100 years ago: ‘Exit the straw lid’ — Mayor declares hat-changing time for residents
September 13, 2013
“The straw one was a real companion during these long hot days and he served you well but he must go now.”
Letter: A little voice
September 13, 2013 in print edition on A11
I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian family and I’ve seen first-hand how that brand of religion can disable the mind and shrivel the soul.
Editorial: Friends in need
The community should step up with extra donations to support the efforts of the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library.
September 13, 2013 in print edition on A11
What a tough break for the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library.
Letter: Nanny city?
September 13, 2013 in print edition on A11
Tuesday, I delivered our rental license applications and check to City Hall. Wednesday, the J-W reports the “proposed” plan to inspect rentals “still moving forward,” needs “further review.”
Letter: The art print spirit
September 13, 2013 in print edition on A11
I applaud the local folks in the art world for hosting Lawrence Print Week. The state of Kansas has a unique history with art prints and one to celebrate. Having worked in the art business here in Lawrence for over 20 years, art prints are among my favorite and the bulk of my collection.
Opinion: Syria reveals Obama incompetence
September 13, 2013 in print edition on A11
The president of the United States takes to the airwaves to urgently persuade the nation to pause before doing something it has no desire to do in the first place.
Monarch Watch fall open house set for Saturday
September 13, 2013
Monarch Watch is hosting its fall open house on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Foley Hall on Kansas University’s west campus.
40 years ago: Federal agencies raise objections to Clinton Parkway plan
September 13, 2013
Objections to the first draft of the environmental impact statement could “completely slam the door” on the road project.
Horoscopes for Sept. 13
September 13, 2013
For Friday, Sept. 13 This year you move forward and create more of what you desire. Your creativity and intellect work together, which opens one door after another. If you are single, you might not realize how desirable you are. If you are attached, your sweetie develops a new dimension to his or her personality that is very unpredictable.