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Archive for Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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12:48 a.m.
Mark Milleret made a test cut of his corn this week but found it too wet to harvest. The corn harvest is delayed this year because of moisture and late planting. Corn not quite ready for harvest
September 24, 2013
Mark Milleret started cutting corn this week — to see if it was dry enough for him to cut more. The verdict? Still a week or two away. By Giles Bruce
10:00 a.m.
Marty Falkenstein, a manager for the Iwig Family Dairy store in north Lawrence, stocks the refrigerator on Tuesday. The dairy hopes to raise $650,000 through online donations to pay off debt. Iwig Family Dairy seeking $650,000 in donations to stave off liquidation
September 24, 2013
The milk is still fresh, but the financial situation at Tecumseh-based Iwig Family Dairy is souring. The family-owned dairy that operates two retail stores in Lawrence is turning to an Internet campaign to try to raise $650,000 in donations to stave off a potential bank-ordered liquidation. By Chad Lawhorn
12:00 p.m.
Courtesy of Treanor Architects.900 New Hampshire will be a multistory hotel and apartment building at Ninth and New Hampshire street. This is an artists rendering of the northwest corner of the building at night. City approves temporary closure of New Hampshire Street for hotel
September 24, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners unanimously agreed to temporarily close a portion of New Hampshire Street to accommodate construction of a new downtown hotel. By Chad Lawhorn
2:55 p.m.
this photo taken from computer animation video Friday and released by the U.S. Air Force shows the next generation of drones, called Micro Aerial Vehicles, or MAVs. City to craft statement saying it doesn’t have plans to use drones
September 24, 2013
File photo: This is a computer-generated image of a type of drone called Micro Aerial Vehicle, or MAV. Lawrence city commissioners aren’t ready to create a policy for drone use in the city limits, but they did commit to compromise with a growing group of residents concerned about the new technology. By Chad Lawhorn
4:34 p.m.
A survey shows most American have lost confidence in the U.S. health care system Kansas premiums lower than expected under new health insurance marketplaces, report says
September 25, 2013
Less than a week before thousands of Kansans can shop for health insurance on new online marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government has released what the cost of those policies will be. By Scott Rothschild

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LHS tennis crushes Bonner
September 25, 2013
Whitney Simons, Yelena Birt, Erin Ventura, Natalie Cote, Audrina Hidalgo and Josie Meyers each claimed singles victories, and Simons-Birt, Hidalgo-Cote and Ventura-Nina Givotovsky won in doubles as Lawrence High claimed a lopsided dual meet, 6-0, on Wednesday at Bonner Springs.
FSHS gymnastics 2nd at O-East
September 25, 2013
Grace Bartle placed fourth and Carrie Howland sixth in the all-around to pace Free State High to a second-place finish in the team race at the Olathe East gymnastics invitational on Wednesday.
Refocused Czapinski cruises at FSHS quad
September 25, 2013
The way Free State High senior Alexis Czapinski has played this season, Czapinski, the girls tennis team’s No. 1 singles player, doesn’t often need any motivation to steamroll her competition. By Benton Smith
Kansas premiums lower than expected under new health insurance marketplaces, report says
September 25, 2013
Less than a week before thousands of Kansans can shop for health insurance on new online marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government has released what the cost of those policies will be. By Scott Rothschild
14 seniors named ‘commended students’ in National Merit Scholarship competition
September 25, 2013
The Commended Students designation recognizes those who scored in the top 5 percent on the PSAT exam taken their junior years. They include eight from Free State High School and six from Lawrence High School. By staff reports
Two area students named semifinalists in National Achievement Scholarship contest
September 25, 2013
Alexa Harmon-Thomas of Free State High School and Husam Khatir of Lawrence High School will compete for national scholarships that recognize outstanding African-American students. The scholarships are part of the National Merit Scholarship Program. By staff reports
County delays KC Pumpkin Patch decision two weeks
September 25, 2013
Douglas County commissioners agreed Wednesday to wait another two weeks before voting on an agritourism permit for a commercial pumpkin patch operation in a rural southeast county neighborhood. By Peter Hancock
Spring now likely start date for construction of KU facility to house Naismith rules of basketball
September 25, 2013
Kansas Athletics spokesman Jim Marchiony confirmed that a decision has been made to delay until spring the construction of the approximately $18 million center that will be connected to Allen Fieldhouse and house the rules. But Marchiony said the project is still very much on track to becoming a reality. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence Memorial Hospital actively recruiting two medical specialties
September 25, 2013
Lawrence Memorial Hospital in recent months has been actively recruiting two medical specialties it says doctors in the community have been asking for. By Giles Bruce
Iowa Street traffic will move to west side of the street Thursday
September 25, 2013
Beginning Thursday, traffic on Iowa Street will be directed to the newly constructed pavement on the west side of the street to allow for reconstruction of the original pavement on the east side, according to a news release from Lawrence City Hall.
Lawrence police investigating Tuesday robbery of pizza delivery driver
September 25, 2013
Lawrence police are searching for a suspect in a Tuesday evening robbery of a pizza delivery driver.
County delays meeting about pumpkin patch business
September 25, 2013
Douglas County commissioners have agreed to delay for two weeks a decision about a proposed pumpkin patch business in a rural southeast county neighborhood. Commissioners will vote on the proposed business Oct. 9.
Jean Schodorf to run for Secretary of State
September 25, 2013
SALINA — Former Republican state senator Jean Schodorf says she will run for Kansas Secretary of State next year as a Democrat.
KU women win Sunflower Invitational golf
September 25, 2013
Seniors Meghan Potee and Thanuttra Boonraksasat finished 1-2 to lead Kansas University’s women’s golf team to its second straight Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational title Tuesday at Colbert Hills Golf Course.
Veritas volleyball 2-0 at triangular
September 25, 2013
Veritas’ volleyball team went 2-0 in a triangular Tuesday, defeating Flint Hills Christian, 25-8, 23-25, 25-9, and Manhattan CHIEF, 20-25, 25-15, 25-18.
Seabury runners 5th, 6th in Tongie
September 25, 2013
Seabury Academy’s Kate Albrecht took first place Tuesday in the girls race at the Tonganoxie Invitational cross country meet.
Chiefs honor Tonganoxie football coach
September 25, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs named Tonganoxie High football coach Al Troyer the Chiefs High School Football Coach of the Week. The honor comes after Troyer led the Chieftains to a 28-0 win against Kansas City Piper Friday at Beatty Field.
Slow start dooms LHS soccer, 2-0
September 25, 2013
Lawrence High’s boys soccer players were reminded Tuesday how difficult it can be to recover from a multi-goal deficit. The Lions’ offense, conservative by nature, isn’t built to overpower opponents with shot after shot, which hurt their chances of coming back in a 2-0 home loss to Shawnee Mission East. By Benton Smith
Hard-earned goal: In quest to play, KU soccer’s Salazar tackles grueling course load
September 25, 2013
Kansas University sophomore midfielder Liana Salazar completed over 50 credit hours in one calendar year to regain eligibility after the NCAA denied her academic waiver. By Jesse Newell
Former Jayhawk Aldrich signs with NBA’s Knicks
September 25, 2013
Former Kansas University center Cole Aldrich on Tuesday signed a contract with the NBA’s New York Knicks. By Gary Bedore
Horoscopes for Sept. 25
September 25, 2013
For Wednesday, Sept. 25 This year you remain open to the creative process. How you deal with new possibilities could change dramatically. If you are single, you could meet someone through your work or just by being out and about. If you are attached, the two of you need to pursue a common interest; the time to begin is now.
25 years ago: Volunteers young and old help with buffalo sculpture
September 25, 2013
“It really adds something to Clinton Parkway.”
40 years ago: K mart approves store for 31st and Iowa
September 25, 2013
Construction was expected to start this fall.
100 years ago: Arson suspected in restaurant fire
September 25, 2013
“It is probable that prosecutions will follow, although no one has been named as yet.”
Mariners’ win hurts Royals’ playoff hopes
September 25, 2013
Justin Smoak hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat Kansas City 4-0 on Tuesday night, putting the Royals’ postseason hopes in serious jeopardy.
Letter: Rising rates
September 25, 2013
In light of the fact Westar wants to increase its rates for the 19th time since 2009, electric rates are out of control.
Letter: Voting rights
September 25, 2013
The Lawrence-Douglas County League of Voters urges quick action in Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act.
Letter: Reaction worse
September 25, 2013
Prof. David Guth’s Twitter comment about the National Rifle Association was intemperate, but the reaction to it was much worse.
Editorial: Jobs facility
Many details need to be worked out, but it’s good to see a community effort moving forward to provide more job training opportunities.
September 25, 2013
It’s good to have the Lawrence school district and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce officially working together on a new facility to provide technical and job training for local high school students and other adults.
Butternut squash ravioli on a pizza
September 25, 2013
Re-creating Free State’s Butternut Squash Ravioli in pizza form.
Letter: Other Guth
September 25, 2013
I feel I need to defend my good name. David W. Guth tweeted a controversial message last week about the NRA
Opinion: Who is Congress hearing?
September 25, 2013 in print edition on A8
“The American people don’t want the government shut down, and they don’t want Obamacare. The House has listened to the American people.”