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Archive for Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Library unveils winning designs in banned books trading card project
Cards will be released for public collection starting Sunday
September 19, 2013
From the seemingly innocuous “Charlotte’s Web” to the oft-maligned “Catcher in the Rye,” this year’s winning banned books trading cards feature a variety of titles. Throw in assorted mediums to illustrate them — art-quilting, crayon and digital collage, to name a few — and the spirit of banned books is captured in a well-rounded set of trading cards. By Sara Shepherd and Caitlin Doornbos
Lawrence football game rescheduled — again
07:47 p.m., September 19, 2013 Updated 08:49 p.m.
Football players and coaches from Lawrence High and Shawnee Mission West were cleared from the field about an hour before kickoff Thursday night at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium, and school officials never let them back on the field due to lightning in the area.
Kansas U.S. House delegation votes for bill to cut $39 billion in food stamps over 10 years
September 19, 2013
All four Kansas members in the U.S. House voted for a Republican plan to cut food stamps by $39 billion that would cause nearly 4 million people to lose benefits. By Scott Rothschild
KU journalism professor condemned by administrators for tweet about NRA
September 19, 2013
A Kansas University journalism professors has been condemned by school officials who describe as “repugnant” remarks that the professor posted on Twitter after the shootings in Washington, D.C., this week. By Ben Unglesbee
Heavy thunderstorms cut power to many in Douglas County
07:00 p.m., September 19, 2013 Updated 09:26 a.m.
About 440 residences in Douglas County remained without electricity tonight after thunderstorms tore through the area. By Caitlin Doornbos
66th annual KU Band Day set for Saturday
September 19, 2013
Kansas University’s School of Music will celebrate the tradition of the Marching Jayhawks Saturday as it hosts the 66th annual Band Day.
Legislators seeking extensive information before campus meetings
September 19, 2013
Legislators are seeking extensive information from universities in preparation for campus visits next month. By Scott Rothschild
McLouth Threshing Bee kicks off Friday
September 19, 2013
Farm machinery from days gone by will take center stage today through Sunday at the McLouth Threshing Bee.
New Jersey defensive end picks KU football
September 19, 2013
Austin Stevens, a 6-4, 245-pound defensive end from Montclair (N.J.) High orally committed to KU on Thursday, according to JayhawkSlant.com.
Applications sought for summer 2014 youth exchange program to Hiratsuka
September 19, 2013
The Lawrence Sister Cities Advisory Board announced today that it is accepting local high school students’ applications for the summer 2014 youth exchange trip to a Lawrence sister city, Hiratsuka, Japan.
High school soccer start times swapped
01:41 p.m., September 19, 2013 Updated 01:48 p.m.
In anticipation of inclement weather this evening, Free State High has rearranged its home boys soccer schedule for Thursday night.
Cordley carnival set for Friday
September 19, 2013
The Cordley Elementary PTA will hold its annual carnival and wellness expo Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The carnival raises money to supplement the school’s budget. By Peter Hancock
Regents approve project to build commons area in Marvin Hall
September 19, 2013
The Kansas Board of Regents has approved a $2.1 million renovation in Marvin Hall. The project will create a commons area and add a 179-seat lecture hall for the Kansas University School of Architecture, Design and Planning.
Kansas Supreme Court Justice Nuss says court closings possible because of state budget
11:18 a.m., September 19, 2013 Updated 04:17 p.m.
Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss today said budget cuts for next year approved by the Legislature and Gov. Sam Brownback could result in shutting down all state courts for seven weeks. By Scott Rothschild
Donor pays $130,000 to keep Jayhawk collection with the Kansas Union
September 19, 2013
After hearing it would be sold off at auction, James J. Ascher donated $130,000 to keep a 1,000-piece collection of historical Jayhawk memorabilia that had been on display at the Kansas Union for the last four years. By Ben Unglesbee
40 years ago: City commissioners split on smoking ban for theaters
September 19, 2013
“You’re going to drive them home to television.”
Fix-It Chick: Replace a gas grill burner
September 19, 2013
Replacing the burner on a gas grill is an easy and cost-effective fix for older grills that are demonstrating inconsistent or nonexistent flame patterns.
Percolator dispatching art, merriment across town to new shelter
September 19, 2013
The Percolator is sending a delegation of artists, entertainers, merriment and foolishness across town to the new Lawrence Community Shelter this weekend.
Editorial: Distracting signs
City officials should consider ways to rein in the use of sign-waving advertisers at busy city intersections.
September 19, 2013 in print edition on A11
A recent story in the Journal-World pretty much put to rest any questions about whether waving an advertising sign at a busy intersection in Lawrence is a job most people would want. The question that it didn’t answer, however — and the question city officials perhaps should ask themselves — is whether those signs constitute a nuisance that should be addressed by a city ordinance.
Frank’s North Star Tavern earns loyal following hosting unusual events
September 19, 2013
If you were to step foot inside Frank’s North Star Tavern on Friday the 13th, you would have seen people of all ages - not just the more “mature” crowd - waiting to compete in its second “Indoor Roller Races” while sporting attire from sombreros and reflector vests, to kilts and various animal costumes, and, of course, a woman carrying a miniature E.T. By Nadia Imafidon
Letter: Federal rights
September 19, 2013 in print edition on A11
It is fitting and proper that the movie “The Butler” be shown on the 50th anniversary of that historic speech delivered so eloquently by Martin Luther King. Although parts of the movie are fictionalized, the sections having to do with the struggle for civil rights are real and heart-wrenching. The white mobs who threatened and humiliated those wishing to obtain some justice in this “Christian” nation are also real. 
Opinion: Just asking: Is America crazy?
September 19, 2013 in print edition on A11
Is America crazy? Twelve people killed at a secure naval installation virtually on the front porch of the federal government, eight others hurt, the shooter shot to death, and it’s just another manic Monday, another day in the life of a nation under the gun. So yes, maybe it’s time we acknowledged that gorilla in the back seat, time we asked the painfully obvious.
Opinion: Colleges have lost control of football
September 19, 2013 in print edition on A11
Like baby birds with yawning beaks, college football fans clamor to be fed. So fasten the chin strap on your helmet — ignore the warning label on it (“No helmet system can protect you from serious brain and/or neck injuries including paralysis or death. To avoid these risks, do not engage in the sport of football.”) and enjoy the seasonal festival of physical carnage, institutional derangement and moral seaminess.
Off the Beaten Plate: Bird’s Nest Noodles at Encore Café
September 19, 2013
Most any noodles, any way, are tasty and satisfying. But some are more fun than others, namely if they’re shaped and fried to form a thick, crispy nest for the rest of the food on your plate.
Head of KU’s sister university in Japan visiting Lawrence and KU campus
September 19, 2013
After arriving late Monday evening, a delegation from Kanagawa University in Japan has been touring Lawrence and the KU campus this week. Masaru Ishizumi, Kanagawa president, has been making these semi-regular visits to Lawrence and the KU campus since the sisterhood formed between the universities in 1990. By Ben Unglesbee
Lions out to prove mettle against 6A champs
September 19, 2013
There has been no time this week for Lawrence High’s football players to recover from the wounds inflicted upon their psyches and self-images by Shawnee Mission East in a 23-point home loss on Friday. Not with defending Class 6A state champion Shawnee Mission West awaiting the Lions tonight at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium. By Benton Smith
Family Adventures: Club lets kids toy around
September 19, 2013
One of our first “for fun” trips out of the house after the Kid was born was to the Toy Store, 936 Massachusetts St. I don’t remember why, but I surmise that, perhaps in my postpartum what-do-I-do-with-this-creature haze, I was thinking, “Kids like toys, right?” By Meryl Carver-Allmond
Garden Calendar: Fall is ideal for tree planting
September 19, 2013
Cooler days will surely get here soon, and their arrival is a great time to think about planting trees and shrubs
The Fashion Column Twins: Life is short; buy the shoes
September 19, 2013
The changing of the seasons prompts me to evaluate my shoe collection and see what I can keep, what I need to get rid of, and my favorite part: what styles to buy.
Mrs. Mass.: Yokohama a nice catch
September 19, 2013
On the days when a hamburger just won’t satisfy (I admit, those days are rare), I often turn to Yokohama Sushi.
On your feet: ‘Footloose’ the perfect show for director at right time
September 19, 2013
Annette Cook has been waiting a long time for this opportunity. “I’ve wanted to direct a show here forever,” she says. “When I got the call, and they asked me, I was over the moon. I didn’t even care what show it was.”
Letter: Service decline
September 19, 2013 in print edition on A11
What’s with this Lawrence Transit Service?
Style Scout: Cassie Absher
September 19, 2013
Fashion trends you love: I really don’t keep up with trends. I guess I like things that are comfortable and clothes that I can wear anywhere. I love animal prints and things that are earthy.
100 years ago: Lawrence widow’s business must close down
September 19, 2013
“She does the best she can under every difficulty.”
A handcrafted clean: Area businesses create, sell natural homemade soaps
September 19, 2013
Dainty hotel soaps shaped like seashells are one thing. But when it comes to lathering up, a touch of homespun can be just as luxurious. Local milk, organic herbs, fair-trade shea butter and pure essential oils highlight ingredient lists for area residents who create and sell natural, handmade soaps. By Sara Shepherd
Style Scout: Royce Harrison
September 19, 2013
Fashion trends you hate: I dislike the uniforms that some freshmen are wearing on campus where they have their Uggs, yoga pants, KU graphic tees and their North Face backpacks.
Horoscopes for Sept. 19
September 19, 2013
For Thursday, Sept. 19 This year you often feel pulled in different directions. You can identify with others’ problems, so you’ll tend to be nurturing and sympathetic. If you are single, you will open up to different types of people. If you are attached, the two of you will be more in sync, especially after your sweetie gets the swing of your moods!
25 years ago: KU student balances jobs, classes
September 19, 2013
“I had built up enough endurance so I could work 40 to 50 hours and take 15 hours….”