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Archive for Saturday, September 14, 2013

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12:23 a.m.
A Pinckney third grader shakes a screen to sift dirt from objects found during a dig at the school. Pinckney students dig into history
September 14, 2013
Second and third grade students at Pinckney school have been digging in the school’s front yard looking for traces of the original 1872 building. The school, which has seen many changes over the past 140 years, is about to see more when it undergoes a complete remodeling. By Peter Hancock
12:00 p.m.
The $24 million Materials and Sustainable Environment Center, at left, was constructed directly east of Burt Hall at the School of Engineering complex. 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
5:07 p.m.
Lawrence Det. Mike Schneider assists other local law enforcement
officers in removing marijuana plants and plant growing materials
from a house at 1036 New York. Tuesday's drug bust, just one block
south of New York Elementary school yielded around three dozen
gallon containers for growing plants and several large bags of
marijuana plant.
Marijuana enforcement numbers sky-high
September 14, 2013
In 2005, a city ordinance downgrading marijuana possession to a municipal offense, to be met with a ticket rather than handcuffs, was seen by both supporters and detractors as a softer approach to drug crime. Eight years later, the result has been quite the opposite, according to some measures. By Ian Cummings
11:37 p.m.
Kansas head coach Charlie Weis looks up at the scoreboard late in the fourth quarter against Rice, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas. At left is linebackers coach Clint Bowen. Opinion: Charlie Weis too ambitious in trying to balance coaching, coordinating
September 14, 2013
It’s becoming apparent that Kansas coach Charlie Weis should have recruited an offensive coordinator to take those duties off of his own plate, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.

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Lone-star letdown: Offense disappoints in KU’s 23-14 loss to Rice
September 14, 2013
Although the Jayhawks stuck together and pinned this loss on the entire team, the offensive players seemed a lot more apologetic about struggling to score 14 points and gain 270 yards in their second straight loss to Rice in front of 22,974 fans, many of them wearing crimson and blue. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Charlie Weis too ambitious in trying to balance coaching, coordinating
September 14, 2013
It’s becoming apparent that Kansas coach Charlie Weis should have recruited an offensive coordinator to take those duties off of his own plate, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.
Game Balls and Gassers: Rice
September 14, 2013
Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers following Kansas’ 23-14 loss to Rice on Saturday.
Color Run bursts through downtown Lawrence
September 14, 2013
Runners are covered in rainbow of colors to promote Van Go Inc.
Indian Art Market draws art lovers to Haskell
September 14, 2013
Shoppers swarmed Haskell Indian Nations University today to browse jewelry, pottery, carving, paintings and other artwork at the annual Haskell Indian Art Market, which brings artists from all over the country to Lawrence. By Luke Ranker
Bike MS rides into Lawrence
05:42 p.m., September 14, 2013 Updated 06:50 p.m.
Bicyclist cruise into Lawrence to support MS research
Marijuana enforcement numbers sky-high
September 14, 2013
In 2005, a city ordinance downgrading marijuana possession to a municipal offense, to be met with a ticket rather than handcuffs, was seen by both supporters and detractors as a softer approach to drug crime. Eight years later, the result has been quite the opposite, according to some measures. By Ian Cummings
Area football roundup: Tongie pulls away from Atchison
September 14, 2013
Tonganoxie High broke open an 8-8 tie with 26 second-quarter points and cruised to a 41-14 win against Atchison on Friday at Amelia Earhart Stadium.
KU volleyball wins 2
September 14, 2013
Kansas University rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat host Wisconsin, 3-2, in the InnTowner Volleyball Invitational on Friday at UW Field House.
KU soccer falls, 2-0
September 14, 2013
Senior Taylor Housley scored two goals, and San Diego defeated Kansas, 2-0, in women’s college soccer Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Lions struggle against SME, 26-3
September 14, 2013
Try as he might, Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd couldn’t simulate in practice the type of overpowering linemen his team would be facing in Friday’s 26-3 loss to Shawnee Mission East at LHS. By Jesse Newell
After slow start, Firebirds win, 20-3
September 14, 2013
The way Free State High’s football team played in the first half Friday night against Shawnee Mission Northwest, it was hard to tell for certain if those actually were the Firebirds wearing the white jerseys and green helmets. By Benton Smith
Fielder homers, Tigers dash Royals’ hopes
September 14, 2013
Justin Verlander pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Prince Fielder homered and drove in three runs to lift the Tigers to a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
40 years ago: Funding to be major hurdle in Clinton Parkway construction, officials say
September 14, 2013
“It is caught in the same federal red tape all other road projects are caught in.”
Letter: Band tradition
September 14, 2013 in print edition on A11
What a shame. No Band Day Parade this year due to TV and a football game.
Letter: Television rules
September 14, 2013 in print edition on A11
On the field at Memorial Stadium during home football games are the football players and the game officials. On the sidelines are dozens more football players and their coaches. In the stands are thousands of fans who have bought tickets to watch a live football game.
Letter: Project support
September 14, 2013 in print edition on A11
I am writing in reference to the senior housing and development project request by Tenants to Homeowners. The 14-unit rent-controlled senior living development at 2518 Ridge Court would be a blessing for many seniors, including myself.
Opinion: U.S.-Syria policy must look beyond crisis
September 14, 2013 in print edition on A11
When someone throws a drowning man a life preserver, he can’t afford to question his rescuer’s intentions. Thus, this week President Obama eagerly grabbed a lifeline thrown by the Russians: a proposal that international monitors take control of and destroy Syria’s chemical arsenal. Moscow’s offer gave the president an excuse to postpone a congressional vote on authorizing a military strike against Syria — a strike meant to punish Bashar Assad for crossing a chemical-weapons “red line” by gassing civilians. The Kremlin saved Obama from public humiliation since he was almost certain to lose the vote.
KU, Lawrence should strive to be a ‘giant redwood’
September 14, 2013 in print edition on A3
What is Lawrence’s future? What’s the future of Kansas University, and how do the futures of these two entities affect the future of Kansas? Will Lawrence, with KU, remain a typical college town in many respects or will the city and KU find a place among America’s best? The late KU Chancellor Franklin Murphy used to point out there would be a “forest of universities in the Trans-Mississippi West, but within that forest there will be a few giant redwoods. We want KU to be one of those redwoods.”
100 years ago: Policeman’s wife confronts burglars with husband’s revolver
September 14, 2013
“Neither of the men were hit by bullets but they served to increase their speed.”
Pinckney students dig into history
September 14, 2013
Second and third grade students at Pinckney school have been digging in the school’s front yard looking for traces of the original 1872 building. The school, which has seen many changes over the past 140 years, is about to see more when it undergoes a complete remodeling. By Peter Hancock
25 years ago: Downtown merchants complain of vandalism
September 14, 2013
Property owners blamed the young people who had been congregating in the area.
Horoscopes for Sept. 14
September 14, 2013
For Saturday, Sept. 14: This year you feel unusually fortunate, and you’ll manifest what you want. Your desires might not arrive in the form that you think they should, but it will happen nonetheless. If you are single, you will meet someone through your friends, or a friendship could become more. If you are attached, the two of you will experience a lot of romance, but don’t forget to work on your friendship as well.