Archive for Monday, September 16, 2013

Lead stories

12:21 a.m.
The Turnhalle building at the southwest corner of Ninth and Rhode Island Streets. Historic preservation group hires architect for Turnhalle repairs
September 16, 2013
Leaders of a local historic preservation group say work soon will begin on $125,000 worth of repairs to a historic building that recently was partially condemned, forcing the closure of a longtime art studio. By Chad Lawhorn
9:53 a.m.
Allergy season arrive a few weeks early this year, but it's not as bad as it's been in years past when pollen counts were 10 times higher than normal. Fall allergies worse in Douglas County area this year
September 16, 2013
Many people in the Lawrence area may have noticed an increase in allergy symptoms lately. That’s because allergen levels have been on the rise as the calendar gets nearer to fall and because of a strong growing season that boosted weed growth. By Giles Bruce
12:12 p.m.
Shonn Tew, a registered nurse at Aestheticare Medspa, 3510 Clinton Place, is pictured with a laser used for tattoo removal. Tew says that through multiple treatments, the laser breaks up the ink particles in tattoos so that they are eventually absorbed by the skin. Lawrence clinic to begin laser tattoo removal
September 16, 2013
You contemplated it for a while and eventually decided to go for it. You took the the plunge and got a tattoo. If you’ve come to regret that serpent across your back, soon a Lawrence business will be able to make it vanish. Aestheticare MedSpa, 3510 Clinton Place, has purchased a Medlite C-6 laser through Cynosure. The laser is specifically designed for tattoo removal and Aestheticare will begin treating patients next month. By Meagan Thomas
4:40 p.m.
Pre-school teacher Allison Haworth reads "Goodnight Gorilla" to children in the Lawrence Arts Center's preschool Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. STEAM programs blend science and art education
September 16, 2013
Science, technology, engineering and math have long been thought of as a group by themselves known as STEM courses. But the Lawrence Arts Center is offering programs that add creative arts to the mix in what education experts now prefer to call the STEAM curriculum. By Peter Hancock

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No problem: Weis not worried about QB play
September 16, 2013
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has more than a few things occupying his mind as he tries to get his offense going and his team to bounce back from a tough loss at Rice. But quarterback play is not one of them. By Matt Tait
Royals win, 7-1; 2 1/2 back
September 16, 2013
James Shields wound up going six innings Monday night, and Kansas City eventually pulled away for a 7-1 victory in the opener of a pivotal three-game series.
Opinion: Texas football should turn to …
September 16, 2013
Two long weeks into Kansas University’s football season, the fan base understandably is frustrated. But it could be worse. You could be a supporter of the Texas Longhorns. By Tom Keegan
Boot Camp opens; ‘nobody threw up’
September 16, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball players didn’t act as if they’d just rolled out of bed during Monday’s 6-7 a.m. Bill Self Basketball Boot Camp session in the Jayhawks’ practice facility next to Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Unbeaten Chiefs focus on meeting with Eagles
September 16, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs were about 20 minutes removed from a victory over the Cowboys that allowed them to match their victory total from all of last season when questions immediately shifted to Thursday night’s game in Philadelphia.
Baker football ranked No. 8
September 16, 2013
Baker University’s undefeated football team jumped seven spots to No. 8 in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 poll announced Monday.
Big 12 honors KU volleyball’s Riley
September 16, 2013
Kansas University senior Brianne Riley was named Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
Foth paces KU in men’s golf
September 16, 2013
Kansas University’s Jackson Foth shot 70-75—145 (+5) Monday during the first round of the Ram Master Invitational to sit in a tie for 29th individually.
KU women’s golf in second place
September 16, 2013
Kansas University sophomore Yupaporn Kawinpakorn sits in sole possession of second place and the Jayhawks are in second in the team race after Monday’s first day of the Cardinal Cup.
Anorexia awareness event set for this weekend
September 16, 2013
Lawrence resident hopes to raise awareness for anorexia with Anorexia, Bite Me, at Wilde’s Chateau 24.
Chamber urges joing forces with school district on technical education center
September 16, 2013
Chamber of Commerce officials say Lawrence has already lost out on new business prospects because it doesn’t have an adult training center. At a public forum, they urged the Lawrence school district to join forces with them in developing a joint training center that would serve both high school students and adults. By Peter Hancock
Kansas Bioscience Authority committee approves $1.6 million in new investments
September 16, 2013
The Kansas Bioscience Authority’s executive committee approved over $1.5 million in new investments for two Kansas City-area medical device makers. Both companies have received investments from the KBA in the past. By Ben Unglesbee
Homeless shelter seeks $725,000 loan from city
September 16, 2013
Commissioners will consider approving a $725,000 loan to the Lawrence Community Shelter in order for the homeless shelter to stabilize the financing of its new facility and to replace the roof on its building. By Chad Lawhorn
Emergency preparedness class to be offered
September 16, 2013
September is National Preparedness Month. In conjunction, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and the Douglas County Medical Reserve Corps are holding a class to teach citizens what to do to prepare for a disaster.
Firebirds still No. 3 in 6A rankings
September 16, 2013
Free State High’s football team maintained its No. 3 spot in this week’s Kpreps.com Class 6A rankings.
STEAM programs blend science and art education
September 16, 2013
Science, technology, engineering and math have long been thought of as a group by themselves known as STEM courses. But the Lawrence Arts Center is offering programs that add creative arts to the mix in what education experts now prefer to call the STEAM curriculum. By Peter Hancock
Hall Center fellow to give talk on long Kansas walk
September 16, 2013
Next week, this year’s Simons Public Humanities Fellow will give a talk on the cross-state trek that, as he puts it, “transformed him from a dyed-in-the-wool denizen of the East Coast into a most unlikely Kansan.”
LHS tennis quad moved to Tuesday at Topeka
September 16, 2013
Lawrence High’s girls tennis team called off its home quadrangular on Monday.
Suspects sought in Sunday high-speed pursuit in East Lawrence
September 16, 2013
Lawrence police continue to follow up on a Sunday evening pursuit involving multiple law enforcement agencies and the escape of at least two suspects. By Stephen Montemayor
Former Gov. Sebelius to attend reception to help Rep. Davis, who is considering a campaign for governor
September 16, 2013
Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will attend a reception Thursday in Mission Hills to help House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, who is considering a campaign for governor.
State GOP adopts resolution demanding withdrawal from Common Core, science standards
September 16, 2013
The Kansas Republican Party has adopted a resolution that demands state leaders reject Common Core school standards and prohibit adoption of new science standards. By Scott Rothschild
Baker football wins another wild one
September 16, 2013
Saint Mary’s two-point, final-play conversion run failed, and 15th-ranked Baker University claimed its second straight one-point college football victory, a 41-40 win Saturday.
KU soccer falls to Dons, 1-0
September 16, 2013
San Francisco’s Kelsey Moe corralled a corner kick that ricocheted off the cross bar and put it in the net Sunday to send Kansas University to its third straight soccer setback.
Tigers hold off Kansas City, 3-2
September 16, 2013
After Kansas City tied the game in the top of the eighth, right-hander Jeremy Guthrie was confident he could keep the Detroit Tigers at bay for another inning. His manager was, too — and they both ended up being wrong.
KU grad carves niche in racing
September 16, 2013
When Erich Ohlde was in fifth grade, his mother, Nancy, would walk by his room at night and see him reading auto mechanic books thinking it was just a phase he would grow out of. He didn’t.
KU hoops Boot Camp starts today
September 16, 2013
When Kansas University’s basketball veterans or past players want to see a Jayhawk newcomer squirm, they tell the rookies tall tales about Bill Self’s Basketball Boot Camp. By Gary Bedore
Kansas football afflicted with dropsies
September 16, 2013
It may be too early to make a definitive call on what kind of football team Kansas University has. But there’s no questioning that two games have been enough to determine the KU offense has a major problem developing: drops. By Matt Tait
A new era? New QB, coach give Chiefs fresh start
September 16, 2013
Led by a new quarterback in Alex Smith and a new coach in Andy Reid, the Kansas City Chiefs so far have looked nothing like the team that had the worst record in the NFL last season.
Marriages for Sept. 16
September 16, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
Business briefcase
September 16, 2013
Deborah Barnhart, a Trust Officer with Douglas County Bank, recently completed the 2013 School of Trust and Financial Services.
25 years ago: United Way drive off to good start, thanks to smaller cities
September 16, 2013
Fifteen percent of the year’s goal had already been met.
40 years ago: Meat prices finally drop at local groceries
September 16, 2013
Food price changes were getting attention in Lawrence over the past week.
Douglas County Dental Clinic’s Free Dental Day set to be the biggest yet
September 16, 2013
This Douglas County Dental Clinic will hold its sixth annual Free Dental Day on Friday, and organizers say it will be the biggest one ever. The county dental clinic’s new facility at 2210 Yale Rd. will enable more dentists to contribute their time this year. Fifteen dentists and an oral surgeon will offer their services at no cost to patients who cannot afford to pay.
Fall allergies worse in Douglas County area this year
September 16, 2013
Many people in the Lawrence area may have noticed an increase in allergy symptoms lately. That’s because allergen levels have been on the rise as the calendar gets nearer to fall and because of a strong growing season that boosted weed growth. By Giles Bruce
Historic preservation group hires architect for Turnhalle repairs
September 16, 2013
Leaders of a local historic preservation group say work soon will begin on $125,000 worth of repairs to a historic building that recently was partially condemned, forcing the closure of a longtime art studio. By Chad Lawhorn
Letter: Healthy mandate?
September 16, 2013 in print edition on A10
Despite having one of the most educated populations of any city in the state, the city leaders once again feel they must protect us from ourselves.
Letter: Flawed tax break
September 16, 2013 in print edition on A11
The City Commission recently agreed to grant 50 percent tax abatement for ten years to a company investing $1.1 million to buy an existing building and producing one new job in 2014 paying $12.50 per hour. 
Editorial: Just say no
Kansas University officials should stand by their resolve not to schedule a football game with Missouri in Arrowhead Stadium.
September 16, 2013 in print edition on A11
The beat goes on and on: Resume the traditional Kansas-Missouri football game and hold the annual event in Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium.
Opinion: Obama must be both lion and fox
September 16, 2013 in print edition on A10
What is President Obama doing with his bob-and-weave Syria policy that seemingly bounces between bombing and diplomacy in the space of 15 minutes? The answer tells us some worrying things about the breakdown of America’s old foreign-policy consensus and Obama’s difficulty creating a new one.
American Indians among those exempted from health reform’s individual mandate
September 16, 2013
One group that won’t be required to have health insurance when the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate goes into effect next year is American Indians, of which Douglas County has a larger-than-average population. By Giles Bruce
100 years ago: Utility warns of upcoming gas shortage, urges alternative heating methods
September 16, 2013
“It is merely the same old warning repeated, but it comes form a new source this time.”
Horoscopes for Sept. 16
September 16, 2013
For Monday, Sept. 16 This year your traditional choices no longer have the same appeal. If you are single, you easily connect with members of the opposite sex, but they might have difficulty dealing with your vibrant personality. If you are attached, note when you become irritated with your sweetie.
Lawrence doctor named top physician by Association of American Indian Physicians
September 16, 2013
A Lawrence doctor has been named physician of the year by the Association of American Indian Physicians, a nonprofit founded in 1971 to improve the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
State board bids farewell to its home of 47 years
September 16, 2013
The Kansas State Department of Education is moving out of the building it has occupied for 47 years. The State Board of Education will hold its last meeting in that building starting Tuesday. By Peter Hancock
State school board wants stronger enforcement of criminal registry law
September 16, 2013
The State Board of Education will meet in Topeka this week to discuss non-budget policies the board may choose to bring to the Legislature next year, including ways to strengthen laws that prohibit issuing or renewing licenses to people who have committed certain criminal acts. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence clinic to begin laser tattoo removal
September 16, 2013
You contemplated it for a while and eventually decided to go for it. You took the the plunge and got a tattoo. If you’ve come to regret that serpent across your back, soon a Lawrence business will be able to make it vanish. Aestheticare MedSpa, 3510 Clinton Place, has purchased a Medlite C-6 laser through Cynosure. The laser is specifically designed for tattoo removal and Aestheticare will begin treating patients next month. By Meagan Thomas