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Archive for Monday, September 30, 2013

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8:51 a.m.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo.The east side bleachers and start of the steel structure frame for the press box is seen at KU's new track and field under construction at the Rock Chalk Park development Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Between the foreground field of cattle and running through the frame from left to right is South Lawrence Trafficway. This view is from Hwy 40, also 6th Street, looking back to the northeast from just past the intersection with the SLT. The development will include a proposed $25 million city-owned recreation center,  softball and soccer facilities and the track and field for Kansas University. City to consider issuing industrial revenue bonds for Rock Chalk Park project
September 29, 2013
City commissioners at their meeting Tuesday will be asked to approve up to $40 million in industrial revenue bonds for the project, a type of special financing that won’t obligate the city to pay for the privately owned sports facilities but will allow the project to receive a 10-year tax abatement. By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.
From left, Kelsey Hunter, an Americorps worker with the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, Jolene Croxell, WIC supervisor with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, and Olympia Tyner, clinic assistant with the health department, participate in workshop hosted by the United Way of Douglas County. AmeriCorps Members Work to Reduce Parents’ Unnecessary Trips to the ER
September 30, 2013
“What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick,” an easy-to-read reference book that gives caregivers clear-cut instructions on how to deal with common pediatric health concerns, from high fevers to nasty coughs, is helping parents feel more comfortable discerning when a health challenge calls for the ER, a call to the doctor, or just a few days’ rest. By Micki Chestnut
12:00 p.m.
Sri Srinivasan, is hugged by a family member after being inducted into the Lawrence High School Hall of Honor Sunday afternoon at LHS. Srinivasan, who is a member of the class of 1985, is currently a judge with the United States Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia circuit. Other 2013 inductees included Judge Monti Belot, class of 1961, Nancy Todd, class of 1966, and Brady Tanner, class of 2001. Lawrence High School inducts four to Hall of Honor
September 29, 2013
The Lawrence High School Alumni Association inducted U.S. District Judge Monti Belot III, Colorado State Senator Nancy (Knox) Todd, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Sri Srinivasan and Special Olympian Brady Tanner to its Hall of Honor Sunday.
2:17 p.m.
Brannen Greene Brannen Greene: Kansas players ‘get along great’
September 29, 2013
One of the best things about playing basketball at Kansas University, Brannen Greene says, is the camaraderie of a close-knit team. By Gary Bedore
6:15 p.m.
Rosilyn Wells, right, discusses information regarding the Affordable Care Act with Lawrence Memorial Hospital personal care assistants Barbara Harris, left, and Debra Pacheco, center, during Saturday's LMH Health Fair. Wells will be the only full-time ACA navigator in Lawrence and will work out of Heartland Community Health Center. The online health-insurance marketplace — a major piece of the 2010 health care law — will be unveiled Tuesday. What does the Affordable Care Act mean for you?
September 30, 2013
Obamacare is here. A major piece of the 2010 Affordable Care Act will be rolled out Tuesday. But what does that mean for you, the Lawrence consumer? By Giles Bruce

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Jakob Burdett sparks LHS soccer, 2-1
September 30, 2013
Every player on the soccer field wants to score, but Lawrence High junior forward Jakob Burdett needed this one. By Benton Smith
Three top preps to be at Late Night
September 30, 2013
KU — which has had six first-round picks in the past four NBA Drafts, including one-and-dones Ben McLemore and Xavier Henry — will have three stellar senior prospects in town for Friday’s Late Night in the Phog (6:30 p.m., Allen Fieldhouse). By Gary Bedore
Kliff’s notes: KU’s Weis familiar with Tech coach
September 30, 2013
In April of 2003, the New England Patriots made 6-foot-3, 213-pound gunslinger Kliff Kingsbury, of Texas Tech University, the 201st overall pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Kansas wideout situation mystifying
September 30, 2013
A remarkably unproductive group of wide receivers continues as a major factor in the Kansas University football team having a flat offense for the second year in a row. By Tom Keegan
Chiefs relish unbeaten start
September 30, 2013
The memories of last season are already fuzzy for the Kansas City Chiefs, who tried to purge just about every one of them from their minds over a long, difficult offseason.
Kansas volleyball players honored again
September 30, 2013
Kansas University sophomore Tiana Dockery and fifth-year senior Caroline Jarmoc were named the Big 12 Conference’s offensive and defensive players of the week on Monday.
KU women’s golf a stroke out of 1st
September 30, 2013
Two Kansas University women’s golfers are in the top 10, and the Jayhawks are just a stroke out of first place after the first two rounds of the Challenge at Onion Creek on Monday.
Hanna, Foth lead KU men’s golf
September 30, 2013
Kansas University freshman Chase Hanna remains in the top 10 and teammate Jackson Foth is just outside it after two rounds of the Badger Invitational.
KU women’s basketball Gonzalez twins ailing
At least one twin to miss Late Night
September 30, 2013
The Gonzalez twins are on the injured list as the Kansas University freshmen prepare for the start of their first season in women’s college basketball.
Free State football up to No. 1 in poll
September 30, 2013
The Free State High football team’s convincing 35-14 victory over previously top-ranked Shawnee Mission West on Friday gave the Firebirds the marquee win they needed to usurp the rest of Class 6A in the Kpreps.com rankings.
What does the Affordable Care Act mean for you?
September 30, 2013
Obamacare is here. A major piece of the 2010 Affordable Care Act will be rolled out Tuesday. But what does that mean for you, the Lawrence consumer? By Giles Bruce
Chancellors Club to honor three KU professors
September 30, 2013
Vicky Unruh will receive the Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award on Friday. Charles Little will receive the annual Research Award, and John Wood will be named a Teaching Professor.
Praeger says Congress shouldn’t defund Affordable Care Act
September 30, 2013
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger on Monday criticized attempts in Congress to defund or delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department wins award for promoting health
September 30, 2013
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department received a 2013 Kansas Health Champion award from Gov. Sam Brownback during the second annual Kansas Obesity Summit.
City, county officials eye changes to Horizon 2020 plan
September 30, 2013
Both Douglas County and city of Lawrence government officials are being asked to consider amending the Horizon 2020 comprehensive plan. That document guides business and real estate development in the city and county. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence police continue investigation of Saturday morning armed robbery
September 30, 2013
Lawrence police continue to investigate an early Saturday report of an armed robbery in which the suspect escaped on an old, low-riding pink bicycle with a pink and purple “banana seat.”
19-year-old Lawrence man suspected of sexual battery and hitting KU police
September 30, 2013
A 19-year-old Lawrence man is in Douglas County Jail on suspicion of sexual battery and battery of law enforcement officers.
Oct. 12 KU football game at TCU set for 11 a.m. kickoff
Game will be televised by FSN
September 30, 2013
Big 12 Conference officials announced Monday that KU’s Oct. 12 game at TCU would kick off at 11 a.m.; and KU coach Charlie Weis said on Monday morning’s teleconference that there were no new injuries to report for the Jayhawks.
State preparing for possible federal government shutdown
09:09 a.m., September 30, 2013 Updated 10:51 a.m.
Some federal government offices in Lawrence and Douglas County will close immediately in the event of a government shutdown. State agencies today are reviewing what impact a federal government shutdown would have. By Scott Rothschild and Peter Hancock
Horoscopes for Sept. 30
September 30, 2013
For Monday, Sept. 30 This year will be pleasant for you, especially if you enjoy your friends and fulfill your long-desired goals! If you are single, let others know of your decision to maintain that status. If you are attached, the two of you will need to deal with a certain amount of the unexpected.
AmeriCorps Members Work to Reduce Parents’ Unnecessary Trips to the ER
September 30, 2013
“What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick,” an easy-to-read reference book that gives caregivers clear-cut instructions on how to deal with common pediatric health concerns, from high fevers to nasty coughs, is helping parents feel more comfortable discerning when a health challenge calls for the ER, a call to the doctor, or just a few days’ rest. By Micki Chestnut
25 years ago: Haskell president investigated for conflict of interest
September 30, 2013
President Gerald Gipp denied the charges in an interview this week, calling them “absolute falsehoods.”
Bankruptcies for Sept. 30
September 30, 2013
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Lawrence gets full-time navigator for Affordable Care Act
September 30, 2013
Rosilyn Wells wants everyone in Lawrence to know her name and face. Many of them soon will. By Giles Bruce
Business briefcase
September 30, 2013
Christina Mann has joined Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center as the director of Child and Family Services.
40 years ago: Bottle of tear gas ruptures in KU’s Snow Hall
September 30, 2013
The university had no employee trained to remove toxic or flammable chemicals.
Marriages for Sept. 30
September 30, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
Letter: Stupid threat
September 30, 2013
However offensive one might find Professor Guth’s remarks, freedom of speech, a principle upon which our country is founded, is far more important. The legislator’s response, to defund Kansas University in retaliation, is unconscionable and just plain stupid. It makes as much sense to defund our public high schools or even our grade schools where such “offensive beliefs” might be planted.
Editorial: Education image
Kansas’ image as a state that values education is taking a significant hit in recent news reports.
September 30, 2013
Some recent association reports are making it look like Kansas doesn’t care very much about education.
Opinion: Inequities reflect subtle racism
September 30, 2013
It was the suddenness that shocked me. This is one night 22 years ago. I had just moved to Miami and was visiting Coconut Grove for the first time. I remember being charmed. The side streets were lined with cozy bungalows. On the main streets there was light and music and an air of bohemia going upscale that made you want to linger and people-watch as women who looked as if they just stepped from the pages of Vogue were squired to and from nightclubs, restaurants and boutiques by handsome men in guayaberas.
Opinion: Congress may eventually rein in Fed
September 30, 2013
Because Ben Bernanke’s public persona is as mild as milk, the transformation in American governance in which he has participated is imperfectly understood and hence insufficiently deplored. The change is dramatized by two recent developments.
Divorces for Sept. 30
September 30, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County.
100 years ago: Governor to join KU crowds at season’s first football game
September 30, 2013
“Governor George H. Hodges is busy in an effort to master the famous ‘Rock Chalk.’”