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of numbers and value,” said Doug Stephens, broker at Stephens Real Estate. “I think there is more optimism in the housing market than there has been in awhile.” Lawrence may be benefiting from a recovery that has started to take hold in Kansas City. Longhofer said the Kansas City market seemed to have “found its footing in 2012.” Home sales are projected to grow by 18 percent in 2012, or by an estimated 1,500 sales. But Lawrence isn’t entirely out of the woods. Longhofer said Lawrence could face downward pressure from the west, depending on what Topeka’s market does
Now we are getting down to the nitty-gritty of the South Lawrence Trafficway. About 35 people showed up for a midday meeting at Lawrence City Hall on Friday to learn details about the SLT project that once were hard to contemplate: items like construction timelines, phasing and access control issues. “I know there has been a lot of discussion about this project in the community over the years,” said Jonathan Mar- The project is expected burger, proj- to directly damage ect manager for the Kansas about 50 acres of D e p a r t m e n t wetlands. Crews are of Transpor- expected to keep that tation. “But we are mov- area to a minimum by ing forward building the road about now. That is 300 feet at a time, and the message then using the newly we are trying to get across built road to bring all today.” construction equipMarburger ment in and out of the said KDOT expects to have a area. contractor selected by September 2013, and some construction work could begin a few weeks thereafter. The project is expected to be finished no later than Fall 2016. The first part of the construction project likely will be the most controversial. Marburger said laying down the significant amounts of fill material in the Baker Wetlands between Haskell Avenue and Louisiana Street will be among the first orders of business.
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LAWRENCE HIGH SENIOR MALLORY THOMPSON, right, dumps a shovel full of gravel into a wheelbarrow behind classmate Shelby Steichen as the two and other LHS students worked to fill in areas around the baseball diamond Friday. About a dozen LHS student volunteers and some faculty members spent the morning working on such projects as a beautification effort on a day when classes were not in session because of parent-teacher conferences.
Lawrence real estate market called one of hottest in the state By Chad Lawhorn
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real estate industry languishing longer than most other Kansas communities, according to a Wichita State economist. Stanley Longhofer, director of Wichita State’s Center for Real Estate, told members of the Lawrence Board of Realtors on Friday that he now sees Lawrence as one of the hottest real estate markets in the state, after it appears to have put a rough 2011 behind it. “You certainly didn’t have the type of numbers you would like to see in 2011,”
— Stanley Longhofer, director of Wichita State’s Center for Real Estate Longhofer told Realtors. “And that was different than the rest of the state. For some reason, Lawrence had a double-dip hangover, but since the end of last year there has been very strong growth.” The Lawrence Board of Realtors released it numbers for home sales through September, and the city is on pace to see 2012 totals top 2011 sales by 25 percent. Home sales through the first
nine months of the year totaled 723, up from 577 a year ago. Longhofer said he is forecasting Lawrence in 2013 to post sales growth of 15.8 percent, the strongest growth of any of the state’s metro markets. Local Realtors said they have seen signs of a turnaround. “We have seen an absolute improvement in terms
Republican endorsements of Democrats in legislative races draw ire of GOP leader By Scott Rothschild email@example.com
TOPEKA — Six Republican state senators have endorsed Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley, and a Republican group of former legislators announced support of a bipartisan group of legislative candidates. The endorsements illustrate the rift in the Republican Party between conservatives led by Gov. Sam Brownback and moderate Republicans. Hensley, of Topeka, faces Republican Casey Moore, also of Topeka, in the race for the 19th Senate District, which includes western Douglas County. Clay Barker, executive director of
the Kansas Republican Party, criticized the Republican state senators who endorsed Democrats. “These individuals were, and continue to be, out of touch with their district’s Hensley Republican voters,” Barker said. Barker added, “I find it disturbing that several of these Democratendorsing senators continue to serve on the board of the Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee and, therefore, have a fiduciary duty to support all Republican candidates. Their conduct and lack of fidelity to
TOPEKA — Two days after Gov. Sam Brownback urged Kansans to report anonymously about waste in public schools, the administration on Friday launched a new website to report waste, fraud, and abuse throughout state government. Secretary of Administration Dennis Taylor said he hoped the website will make “it easier for Kansans to report what they witness or experience when they interact with state government.” People can input their information anonymously or provide contact information if they would like to contacted. On Wednesday, Brownback announced the establishment of a website where people can anonymously report their experiences with inefficient spending in the public school system to the Gover-
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nor’s School Efficiency Task Force. That brought a sharp response from some Democrats who said Brownback was trying to “demonize” schools instead of helping them deal with cuts in funding over the past several years. The website seeking input on waste in all of state government was launched by the Officer of the Repealer, which Brownback established to identify laws, regulations and executive orders that are out of date, unreasonable and burdensome. The office reviewed 650 suggestions submitted by Kansans, 37 of which have been repealed. The office, however, made headlines for not recommending repeal of the state law that criminalizes gay sex even though the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled such laws unconstitutional. The new website for Kansans to submit suggestions on state government is http://repealer.ks.gov/ReportForm.aspx.
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REV. DR. RONALD E. BUSKIRK Ronald E. Buskirk passed away on October 18, 2012. Ron was born on August 9, 1925, in Hastings, Nebraska to Mary Ruth and Edgar Arnold Buskirk. He grew up in Juniata, Nebraska, and graduated from Juniata High School in 1942. He attended the University of Nebraska for one year prior to enlisting in the United States Army Air Force in September of 1943. He served as a navigator on a B-24 Liberator for two years prior to being honorably discharged in November of 1945. Ron enrolled in Hastings College in January of 1946, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. While at Hastings College, Ron met Jeanne Ruth Bancroft during the first fall mixer of her freshman year. They were married on August 16, 1948, in Omaha, Nebraska. Ron and Jeanne moved to Chicago where he received his Masters of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary and Jeanne completed her degree in Education at Roosevelt University. Ron began a career of service in the ministry for the Presbyterian Church USA spanning sixty years. During those years he served five churches full time and, for thirteen years, was the Executive Presbyter of Southern Kansas Presbytery. He also received his Doctorate in Ministry from McCormick Seminary on June 11, 1985. He retired in 1989, but continued to serve as an interim pastor in churches as well as an interim Executive Presbyter. Ron is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Lawrence), and their three children,
Linda Sue Niles and her husband Stephen (South Sioux City, Nebraska), Steven John Buskirk and his wife Debbie, (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida), and Paul Raymond Buskirk and wife Lauren (Lawrence). He is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Professionally, Ron will be remembered and respected for his ability to encourage and unite pastors and lay leaders in service to the church. He was a caring, supportive and loving husband and a kind and generous father. His love and dedication to his family and his steadfast faith in God were the hallmarks of his life. Friend and family are invited to a celebration of his life on Monday, October 22, 1012, at 2 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Lawrence. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Visiting Nurses, or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology Department, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost. com. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
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“That will probably be the most challenging part of the entire project,” Marburger said. “We have a lot of specialized requirements that will be in place for that area.” Marburger said construction crews will be prohibited from doing the traditional “scarifying” of the land that is a usual first step in road construction. Instead, crews will trim the vegetation, lay down a “geosynthetic blanket” that will be covered with layers and layers of gravel.” Crews won’t be allowed to do any large scale de-watering of the wetlands. “Basically, we will just be putting rock in there until we get out of the water,” Marburger said. Construction crews also won’t be allowed to have their equipment in the general wetland area. The project is expected to directly damage about 50 acres of wetlands. Crews are expected to keep that area to a minimum by building the road about 300 feet at a time, and then using the newly built road to bring all construction equipment in and out of the area, Marburger said. “It will be like they are building a land bridge,” Marburger said. The wetland portion of the road did draw one brief protest during the meeting. An area resident told KDOT officials he wanted the state to “plan not to build the road” and said the highway would leave a “scar” on the community. But most in the crowd passed over the comments and continued to ask KDOT about construction details. Among the details provided Friday:
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LARRY D. BREEDLOVE Larry D. Breedlove, 72, rural Baldwin City, Kansas was born March 24, 1940, the son of Joe and Laura (Pierce) Breedlove, at home in Lamar, Arkansas, near Hagersville in the Boston Mountains of Arkansas. He was the youngest of 10 children. When he was a young child, his family moved to the Sikeston, Missouri area to find a better living and to pick cotton. He left home at age 14 to find work in western Kansas, but was sent home because he was too young. At age 16, he returned to Kansas and lived the cowboy life. He learned the welding trade and worked in the oil fields of Wyoming. He later moved to Denver to weld and played guitar in a band. He moved back to Kansas in 1968, welding and hauling hay, where he met the farmer’s daughter, Clarice Hughey. They were married October 12, 1968, and recently celebrated their 44th anniversary. He became a full-time farmer and dairyman, raising cattle and hogs. He also was a welder and ironworker for American Construction. Preceding him in death were his parents, three brother, Henson, Hendricks, and Charley, and six sisters, Mamie, Geneva, Lucinda (Lou),
Hazel, Nora, Eula, and Maudine. He is survived by his wife, of the home, three sons, and seven grandchildren: David William (Michelle Lanoue), Jade and Cheyenne; Matthew Dean (Michelle), Sierra, LillyAnn and Lora; and Andrew Grant (Angela), Jacob and Mariska. His greatest love was time with his grandchildren and working with his farm machinery. Burial will be on the family farm in a private ceremony. Memorials can be sent to the Franklin County Cancer Society in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent at www. rumsey-yost.com Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
the party they voluntarily joined is problematic to say the least.” Moderate Republican leaders in the Senate praised Hensley for working across the aisle on major issues, such as passage of the comprehensive transportation program and support of school funding. “If re-elected, I trust him to continue making decisions that are in the best interest of the people of Kansas,” said Senate Vice President John Vratil, R-Leawood. In addition to Vratil, Hensley was endorsed by Dwayne Umbarger of Thayer, Jean Schodorf of Wichita, Pete Brungardt of Salina, Roger Reitz of Manhattan and Ruth Teichman of Stafford. All were defeated by conservatives in the GOP primary in August, except for Vratil who did not seek
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as the capital city adjusts to possible state budget cuts. Longhofer is projecting Topeka home sales to only grow by 0.7 percent in 2013. “If there is one market where I would say I’m still concerned about the underlying fundamentals, it would be Topeka,” Longhofer said. “That could have a spillover effect for Lawrence.”
Haskell Avenue and Louisiana Street likely won’t begin until the summer of 2014. Louisiana, south of the existing 31st Street, will move about a halfmile to the west in order to move traffic farther from the Baker Wetlands. Haskell Avenue will move about 1,000 feet to the east. KDOT officials pledged that at no point will Haskell and Louisiana be closed at the same time during the construction process.
When completed, the new Louisiana street will be a zigzagging road. Louisiana Street north of 31st Street will remain where it is today. At the current 31st and Louisiana intersection, Louisiana basically will dead end. Motorists wanting to continue south will have to take 31st Street a half-mile to the west, then reconnect with the new Louisiana Street. The new Louisiana Street will head due south for about one mile, and will include a bridge over the South Lawrence Trafficway. Louisiana then turns back to the east for a half-mile, where it will tie into the existing bridge that crosses the Wakarusa River.
The new Haskell Avenue will cut through the middle of the Horizon Industrial Park at the southeast corner of the existing 31st and Haskell. At the moment, KDOT officials believe only one building — the RSC Equipment Rental business right at the corner — will have to be relocated. Haskell will begin shifting to the east as it intersects with 29th Street. The existing Haskell roadway between 31st Street and 29th Street will remain in place to serve as a frontage road for the industrial property that is on the west side of Haskell. Haskell Avenue will have an interchange that allows access onto the
Kansans deserve leaders that are focused on finding solutions to the challenges that face our state and will serve as common sense, independent voices for our communities.” — Rochelle Chronister, a former assistant majority leader in the House and chair of the Kansas Republican Party. re-election. Meanwhile, a group called Traditional Republicans for Common Sense recognized as leaders six Democratic and six Republican candidates for the state Senate. “Kansans deserve leaders that are focused on finding solutions to the challenges that face our state and will serve as common sense, independent voices for our communities,” said Rochelle Chronister, who has served as former asThe inventory of homes for sale in Lawrence also remains higher than the national average, Longhofer said. He estimates Lawrence has about an eight month supply of houses on the market, compared with the national average of six months. The higher-thanaverage inventory gives buyers an advantage in the market, but Longhofer said inventories are coming down quickly in Lawrence. In fact, Longhofer believes home prices in Lawrence will end 2012 about 0.2 percent higher
L AWRENCE J OURNAL -W ORLD SLT. Louisiana Street will not have any access to the trafficway.
The eastern terminus for the SLT will be near Noria Road. The eastern interchange will be a full freeway-style interchange that will not require any traffic lights. The interchanges at Haskell Avenue and at Iowa Street both will be more traditional city style interchanges that will have traffic lights.
Noria Road no longer will have direct access to either 23rd Street or to Kansas Highway 10. Motorists wanting to access Noria road from 23rd Street either will need to take O’Connell Road to the south or drive through the East Hills Business Park to access Noria Road to the north.
The portion of 31st Street between Haskell and Louisiana will be entirely removed and converted back to wetlands. A new four-lane city street will be built by KDOT that is just north of the SLT. KDOT will pay to build the road to a point just past Haskell Avenue. The city, as part of the SLT project, will pay to have the road extended to O’Connell Road.
Large scale excavation of dirt is likely to happen somewhere east of Lawrence. KDOT engineers estimate about 3.9 million cubic yards of dirt and material will be needed for embankments and other parts of the road. The majority of the dirt will come from outside of the construction site. “You might see some new lakes or ponds created in the area,” Marburger said. “But I’m sure the contractors will be out talking to land owners about potentially buying dirt.” — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362. Follow him at Twitter.com/clawhorn_ljw.
sistant majority leader in the House and chair of the Kansas Republican Party. “What Kansans don’t need more of are rubber-stamp politicians,” she said. The group recognized the candidates as advocates for children, schools and the elderly. All the Democrats applauded by the group face conservative Republicans in state Senate races in the Nov. 6 election. The Democrats are state Sens. Tom Holland of Baldwin City, Laura Kelly of Topeka and Kelly Kultala of Kansas City, and Tom Hawk of Manhattan, Lisa Johnston of Overland Park and Juanita Roy of Lenexa. The Republicans are state Sens. Jay Emler of Lindsborg, Jeff Longbine of Emporia, Carolyn McGinn of Sedgwick, Vicki Schmidt of Topeka, and state Reps. Kay Wolf of Prairie Village and Elaine Bowers of Concordia, who are seeking state Senate seats. — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-423-0668.
than they were a year earlier. That would mark an end of four straight years of value declines, based on the formula Longhofer uses. For 2013, Longhofer is estimating values will increase by 2.1 percent. “I would say Lawrence’s market isn’t at full steam ahead yet, but it is picking up steam,” Longhofer said. “Compared to where we have been, that’s a good place to be.” — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362. Follow him at Twitter.com/clawhorn_ljw.
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KU’s centennial homecoming party kicks off Sunday By Matt Erickson email@example.com
Kansas University will celebrate its 100th homecoming next week with some new twists on the event’s age-old traditions. Among the changes for this year’s celebration will be the move of the Homecoming Parade from Saturday to Friday evening; the introduction of a pep rally following the parade; a new light-decoration contest called Glow KU; and the reintroduction of the Jayhawk Jog 5K, which on Sunday morning will kick off the week’s events. Matt Araiza, a KU senior who has led the 15-person steering committee for this year’s homecoming celebration, said those changes were made with an eye on the history of homecoming
at KU and with a desire to get more people involved. “That’s been the committee’s main goal: to celebrate such a great tradition and history that KU has, and start new ones that can be another century-long tradition,” Araiza said. Part of that was the move of the parade from Saturday before the football game, where it had been scheduled since 2002, to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Research done by the committee showed the parade had been held on Friday of homecoming week at various other times during its history, including for most of the 1990s. Setting it on Friday allowed for the committee to plan further ahead, rather than waiting until the time of the football game is set. And, because Please see KU, page 4A
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HENRIETTA OLSON, a resident at Medicalodges Eudora, will turn 108 on Monday and will celebrate with friends and family members Sunday. Olson, who enjoys bingo, music and reading the newspaper, was asked what she would like for her birthday and responded, “I guess I’d like a horse.”
Eudora resident celebrating 108th year By Angelique McNaughton
EUDORA — Whenever Henrietta Olson talks, people carefully listen to her quiet and oftentimes pointed responses. The witty Eudora resident mainly tells staff and residents at Medicalodges, 1415 Maple St.,
about her life and her family. “I tell them (the staff) to keep them quiet,” she said with a smile. “And some people like to hear these stories.” Olson’s memories span more than a century and date back to times of horse-drawn wagons, mud roads and “dreams of the West” that very few can relate
to but often retell for her. After all, the petite woman with pale blue eyes turns 108 on Monday. Family, friends and staff at Medicalodges will celebrate Olson’s longevity on Sunday with punch and a cake decorated Please see BIRTHDAY, page 5A
State’s largest universities need own governing board By Dolph C. Simons Jr.
Earlier this week, Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz reiterated his desire or goal to lift his university into the ranks of the top 50 public research universities by 2025. To reach the top 50, based on current rankings, Schulz would have to jump over 30 to 40 other schools, most of which could be expected to be engaged in their own efforts to improve their own academic/research rankings. (Here again is the matter of “rankings,” with some at Kansas University claiming rankings don’t mean that much and some members of the Kansas Board of Regents questioning the importance of rankings, suggesting they are merely popularity contests.) It is good to have Schulz set some challenging goals for his university, but, unfortunately, with the manner in which Kansas’ major research institutions are governed, Kansas State and KU face many handicaps in trying to climb the ladder of university rankings. Under the current system in Kansas, the nine members of the Board of Regents are expected to oversee and manage 32 insti-
tutions. There’s no way, no matter how well-intentioned they may be, that nine individuals can be on top of what is going on at 32 schools. They cannot give adequate time and attention to these schools. As it is, regents are assigned to specific schools among the 32 in the system to visit during the year. They flit from campus to campus, receive a tour of the campus, visit with the president or chancellor, hear from some faculty members and then return home or move on to another campus, The fact is, KU and KSU each need their own board of regents or, possibly, a board that oversees just those two schools. Soon after his move into the KU chancellor’s office, Robert Hemenway announced his goal was to have KU move into the top 25 of state-aided universities and then, after achieving this goal, have KU move into the top 25 of all American universities, private and public. It, too, was a great and challenging goal, but, unfortunately, KU slid to lower rankings during the Hemenway years rather than climbing to higher levels. Is this a case of inept leadership, ridiculous goals or what? Likewise, what are the chances
of KSU jumping over 30 or 40 other schools to move into the top 50? Not too good. How long will it take for Gov. Sam Brownback and state legislators to realize a change must be made in how the state’s major universities are governed? Nine men and women cannot, and do not, know what is going on, what is needed and what must be done to improve the excellence of 32 state institutions.
COMMENTARY If Kansas is to meet its challenges — and opportunities — if Kansas and its residents are to enjoy the benefits of a sound and growing economy, attract talented, visionary and entrepreneurial new residents, KU and KSU must set high standards and develop sustained records of success and achievement. Other state universities and other competing states are not sitting still. Kansas and its research universities will slip in significance unless there is serious attention given to changing the role of the regents. Also, the regents must have
the courage to call for changes at the schools if individuals or programs are not measuring up. Far too often in past years, regents should have known of underperformances but didn’t have the backbone to make changes. This attitude must be changed. KSU’s Schulz is wise in setting some high goals, but he made a big mistake in claiming, “I argue that Kansas State has never had a really effective plan for what they want to do in the future.” He added, “We’ve kind of grown organically. If we saw an opportunity, we responded to it. But there wasn’t a set of clear objectives that you said, ‘OK, here is what we want all employees working towards.’” His goal is to reach the top 50. Apparently, he forgets what his predecessor, Jon Wefald, accomplished in a 20-plus year tenure of completely turning the school around. When Wefald arrived in Manhattan, the school was losing enrollment, private giving was sick, academic achievements were sparse, the physical plant was in bad shape and the football program was so weak the school was about to be booted out of the conference.
He brought enthusiasm, pride, school spirit, a winning athletic program, a new library, a new museum and a truly outstanding record of student achievements in national academic recognition and many other improvements. It is a damned good record, and one that Schulz would be fortunate to emulate. Getting back to how to raise the levels of excellence and national rankings at KU and KSU, the first step is to change the manner in which the schools are governed. Give KU and KSU separate boards of regents or curators or a board with sole responsibility for governing just these two schools, not an additional 30 institutions. Also, make sure the chancellor and president of these two schools are measuring up in every respect. If not, make changes. These two offices set the stage for the rest of the school. The potential for KU and KSU is great! The people of Kansas are proud of their schools, but there isn’t the needed enthusiasm, excitement about academic excellences, vision and leadership of the schools. The universities and the state deserve better!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
I see all kinds of temporary signs at 23rd and Louisiana on the north side of 23rd. Has the city stopped enforcing the ordinance against temporary signs in the easement?
Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this answer: No, the city still enforces the code and will review the area.
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the homecoming game against Texas, Oct. 27, was set earlier this week for 11 a.m., the committee avoided an 8 a.m. start for the parade, which happened last year. “It’s hard to get people to an early event like that,” Araiza said. The parade will also switch directions on Jayhawk Boulevard, running now from the Chi Omega fountain east and then north toward the Adams Alumni Center on Oread Avenue. That will allow for a new pep rally to take place at the alumni center following the parade, beginning at 7 p.m. Well, the pep rally isn’t exactly “new.” Rallies have previously taken place during homecoming week during various periods of its existence, noted Caitlin Wise, who works for the
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Homecoming Tabling, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wescoe Beach
Monday Funday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wescoe Beach
Lawrence for Literacy Book Drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Adams Alumni Center
3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament, 5 p.m.-11 p.m., Student Recreation Fitness Center
Glow KU Judging, 6:30 p.m., KU campus/Lawrence community
Homecoming Tabling, 10 a.m.2 p.m., Wescoe Beach Tom Overholser,
Chalk ’n’ Rock, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., massage therapist, Wescoe Beach Lawrence
Lawrence for Literacy Book “I don’t think so. I don’t Drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Adams really relate to it now that Alumni Center I am not a student.”
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• A resident in the 1000 block of West 29th Street reported that a suspect attempted to enter a home shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday, Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley said. The resident said that the suspect attempted to open two doors, but both were locked. A motion-activated light came on, and the suspect fled before officers could arrive. Police did not have a suspect description.
FIRE CALL Firefighters from Wakarusa, Eudora, Palmyra and Willow Springs Townships spent four hours Friday night extinguishing a controlled burn of dilapidated mobile homes near the intersection of N 1100 and E 1600 Roads, close to the town of Sibleyville. Wakarusa Township Fire Chief Chris Moore said firefighters responded to a fire
Vanessa Rupp, pet store manager, Hays “I went to KU, but not necessarily. I went for the academics.”
Emily Thompson, student, Sandpoint, Idaho “No. It just doesn’t seem that important. No one ever pays attention to it.”
Office Decorating Judging, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., participating offices
Homecoming Tabling, 10 a.m.2 p.m., Wescoe Beach
Mural Contest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wescoe Beach
Lawrence for Literacy Book Drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Adams Alumni Center
Jayhawk Jingles Dress Rehearsals, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Adams Alumni Center
SUA Comedy Show Featuring Vanessa Bayer and Nick Vetterott, 7 p.m., Budig Hall Room 120
can register at homecoming.ku.edu, under the “Entry Forms” link. New this year is Glow KU, a crimson-and-blue light-decoration contest among residence halls, greek organizations and campus offices. Araiza said it was inspired by yard decorations that greek houses used to put up in advance of the homecom-
ing game decades ago. He encouraged people across Lawrence to decorate their homes with crimson-and-blue lights for the week, too. “Like a Jayhawk Christmas in October,” Araiza said. — Kansas University reporter Matt Erickson can be reached at 832-6388. Follow him at Twitter.com/LJW_KU.
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Pregame Pancakes ($5 per person), 9 a.m., Adams Alumni Center parking lot
KU vs. Texas football game, 11 a.m.
ExCEL and Homecoming awards, presented at halftime of football game
Homecoming Tabling, 10 a.m.2 p.m., Wescoe Beach
Rock Chalk Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wescoe Beach
Lawrence for Literacy Book Drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Adams Alumni Center
Homecoming Food Fest Featuring Jayhawk Jingles, 6 p.m.9 p.m., Adams Alumni Center FRIDAY
Homecoming Tabling, 10 a.m.2 p.m., Wescoe Beach
Crimson and Blue Games, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wescoe Beach
Lawrence for Literacy Book Drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Adams Alumni Center
Homecoming Parade, 6 p.m.,
Mike Horvath, general contractor, Lawrence “It’s a fun game, and Lawrence is active and is always a blast.”
to come up to the hill and be part of the celebration,” Sanner said. Floats in the parade are to reflect this year’s homecoming theme, “Century Long, Tradition Strong,” so visitors can expect them to give a nod to KU’s history, said senior Kayla Boal, who has helped plan the parade. Olympic gold medalist and KU junior Diamond Dixon will serve as the grand marshal, and former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole will be an honorary grand marshal. Also making its return is the Jayhawk Jog 5K, which was left off the schedule last year. It will be the first event of the week, beginning 9:30 a.m. Sunday and running through downtown. The run — along with all other events during homecoming — will serve as a fundraiser for the United Way of Douglas County. Entrance fees are $15 for students or $20 for other people, and entrants
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Stuff the Bus, noon-4 p.m., Adams Alumni Center and Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St.
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KU Alumni Association and serves as adviser to the homecoming committee. “That’s something that we’ve had in the past and, for whatever reason, it was done away with, for lack of a better word,” Wise said. The rally will include food, carnival games and appearances by the KU cheer squad, mascots and athletics representatives. Floats from the parade will be parked on Oread Avenue nearby, allowing attendees to get a closer look and snap photos. Jennifer Sanner, the alumni association’s senior vice president for communications, said the new combination of the parade and rally on Friday night should make for a family-friendly evening designed to draw people from the community as well as students and visiting alumni. “Having it in the evening, combined with the rally, should be an attraction for folks around town
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call around 7 p.m. to find a property owner attempting to burn three or four scrapped mobile homes. “You could see it for five miles in any direction,” Moore said. “You can’t just light a house on fire.” Moore said the fire was finally extinguished a little before 11 p.m. The person responsible for the fire was not fined or charged with any crimes. No firefighters were injured battling the blaze.
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CORRECTIONS The Journal-World’s policy is to correct all significant errors that are brought to the editors’ attention, usually in this space. If you believe we have made such an error, call (785) 832-7154, or email news@ ljworld.com.
University of Kansas • Memorial Stadium Saturday, October 20, 2012 Performance 1:45 PM 2:00 2:15 2:30 2:45 3:00 BREAK 3:30 3:45 4:00 4:15
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with horses. All six generations of the family hope to attend the event. With some coaxing and memory jogging from staff members, Olson recalled some of her earlier birthdays while growing up in Kansas City. Whenever Olson’s memory fails her, her sharp sense of humor makes up for it. “My grandma always brought little kids,“ she said. “And they each brought me a little present so I had a whole lot of presents, and that happened more than once, but I counted them and would go around and tell anyone that would listen how many presents I got.” For her upcoming birthday, Olson knows exactly what she wants: a horse. “I don’t know where I would keep it,” she said. “I might find a place.” Born in 1904 as the oldest of five children, the hard worker and horse lover was raised by a grandmother who lived
with her family after she left the south following the Civil War. Olson was married in the 1920s and later had children Helen and Robert. Both her husband and son have died. She worked in a hospital for almost 20 years before establishing her own real estate business. Steve Enright, 60, said his grandmother always enjoyed working with people. “She would go to a lot of extremes to get people loans and to help them out,” he said. “I was pretty proud of how she handled her business.” Olson said she likes to do things for other people “selfishly because I love it and get a kick out of it.” Despite her seemingly gentle demeanor, Enright, one of four grandchildren, said Olson was the law and the disciplinarian. She was bossy, he said with a laugh, and a “supervisor.” “She’s a strong woman and always spoke her piece,” he said. Medicalodges activity director Sue Coleman said Olson is a joker and well-
liked among staff and residents. Resident and friend Marge Hale, 84, said it’s because Olson is a loving person. “She’s really a great lady, and I really admire her,” Hale said. The former writer and poet now counts playing volleyball, bingo and dancing among her passions. She stays active cleaning her room and taking daily walks throughout the halls. Against the instruction of staff members, Olson often abandons her walker or ventures out of her wheelchair to explore and visit with her neighbors. “In her mind, she doesn’t need it and she still feels young,” said Amanda Cooper, Medicalodges marketing liaison. Enright said he thinks his grandma’s long life can be attributed to her determination and genes. Several family members, including her grandmother, lived well into their 90s. “I’ve just had one birthday after another,“ Olson said with the same smile she wore all day. “It’s good but too many.”
The lawsuit was dismissed last year by District Judge John W. Lungstrum, who said the local option budget cap — which limits the amount of money school districts can raise beyond what the state provides — is not severable from the rest of the funding formula. The parents appealed, saying the cap violated their constitutional rights of equal protection and due process because they aren’t allowed to decide for themselves how much money to spend on education.
PLEASE SPAY AND NEUTER! Each hour 5,500 dogs and cats are born in the U.S. One unaltered animal can produce thousands of offspring, and each year the Lawrence Humane Society is inundated with hundreds of unwanted puppy and kitten litters. You can help reduce pet overpopulation by urging your friends, relatives, and neighbors to spay and neuter their companion animals. It is safer and healthier for the animals and for the community. When funds are available, we offer financial assistance to those who cannot otherwise afford to alter their pets. BECOMING A FOSTER CARE VOLUNTEER IS EASY. Foster Care Volunteers provide TLC to special needs animals such as orphaned kittens and animals recovering from neglect. You provide a safe and loving home and the Lawrence Humane Society provides food, supplies, and medical care. Foster animals may stay in your home for a few days or a few weeks according to your schedule and the animal’s needs. Providing foster care is a great way for children to get involved with helping homeless animals and the perfect solution for college students missing their pets back home. Please help the Lawrence Humane Society save more lives by joining our Foster Care Team. Call or email Maggie at Maggie@LawrenceHumane.org or 785-843-6835.
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SCARLETT Scarlett wants to know if you have ever seen a Torbie? If you aren’t sure, then you should come meet her. She is a 5 year old Domestic Shorthair mix with beautiful black, brown and orange Torbie markings. Don’t let her shy demeanor keep you from getting to know her. She can be quite the lover, especially if you scratch her back. At almost 14 lbs. there is plenty of her affection to go around. • SAVE MONEY • HELP LOCAL CHARITIES • SUPPORT LOCALLY-OWNED BUSINESS
Strike up the band Photos by Nick Krug
TUBIST ED JUDD PUFFS AWAY on his instrument Friday at Signs of Life bookstore, 722 Massachusetts St. Judd and pianist Mike Shurtz performed jazz music for patrons sitting for coffee and others wanting to catch a break from a cold, windy day. At left, Shurtz plays the piano along with Judd. The band, which ordinarily performs as the Mike Shurtz Trio, was reduced by one member because of a scheduling conflict and performed as a duet.
Appeals Court revives Kansas school funding case KANSAS CITY, MO. — A northeast Kansas lawsuit challenging the state’s cap on how much money residents in a school district can raise through taxes has gotten new life after a federal appeals court reversed a lower court’s dismissal of the case. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Thursday that the plaintiffs, who are all parents in the Shawnee Mission School District, have legal standing to pursue the lawsuit.
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“We’re anxious for Judge Lungstrum to have an opportunity to rule on the constitutionality of the cap,” said Tristan Duncan, an attorney who represents the Shawnee Mission parents. The Kansas Legislature rewrote its funding formula in 1992 and heavily revised it in 2005 and 2006, mostly to increase funding in response to a lawsuit filed by dozens of school districts claiming the state wasn’t meeting its constitutional obligation to adequately fund public schools.
Charlie is a 1 year old Domestic Shorthair. He is a medium sized guy and is very handsome in his black grey tiger coat with white all over. His eyes are a soft shade of yellow and add to his overall soft look. He has made lots of friends here and seems to be a social easy going cat. He would probably do well in any household. Visit him today and see if you agree.
Ruby is one of our older cats at 7 years. The staff here thinks of her as being a real treasure. She is also a very good looking girl. She is a Domestic Shorthair mix with black brown tiger colors. Her sweet round face will draw you in and then you will see just what a gem she really is. There is a lot of her to love at almost 13 lbs. She’s a sweetheart.
Did You Know? • There is never a limit on how long an animal may stay at the Lawrence Humane Society! • 80% of all our shelter animals are adopted or returned to their owners! • Lawrence Humane Society volunteers, adopters, and donors save lives every day!
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Would you love to have a cat that gets along with other cats and is extremely mellow? Naan is all that and more. He is a 2 year old Domestic Shorthair mix with grey black tiger markings. He may not be a very unique looking cat, but as they say, you can’t judge a book by its cover. He has a quiet way of finding his place with the other cats and also with people.
Cats and kittens are always in abundance here at the shelter. We are having a new cat special this month. For the rest of October the adoption fee for any cat 6 months and older is $10. Kittens under 6 months are $50. Please come and visit us and take home an adorable feline today. Keep in mind that kittens are a little more work than most of the older cats. Come see us soon!
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EBONI Eboni has been here longer than any other cat at this time. Anyone who knows her will tell you that she’s one of the sweetest cats here. She is a Domestic Shorthair with a shiny soft all black coat. She is only about 3 years old and is the perfect size at almost 9 lbs. She would love to be in a quiet home with someone to give her lots of affection and lap time. Full Medical Service and 24 Hour Emergency Care
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GOP pounces after news of CIA cable on Libya raid By Kimberly Dozier Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Sensing a moment of political vulnerability on national security, Republicans pounced Friday on disclosures that President Barack Obama’s administration could have known early on that militants, not angry protesters, launched the attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya. Within 24 hours of the deadly attack, the CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington that there were eyewitness reports that the attack was carried out by militants, officials told The Associated Press. But for days, the Obama administration blamed it on an out-of-control demonstration over an American-made video ridiculing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee, led Friday’s charge. “Look around the world, turn on your TV,” Ryan said in an interview with WTAQ radio in the election battleground state of Wisconsin. “And what we see in front of us is the absolute unraveling of the Obama administration’s foreign policy.” As a security matter, how the Obama administration immediately described the attack has little effect on broader counterterrorism strategies or on the hunt for those responsible for the incident, in which the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed. And Republicans have offered no explanation for why the president would want to conceal the nature of the attack. But the issue has given Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney an opportunity to question
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A LIBYAN MAN INVESTIGATES the inside of the U.S. Consulate in this Sept. 13 file photo after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, on the night of Sept. 11 in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. officials tell The Associated Press that the CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a mob upset about an American-made, anti-Muslim movie. It is unclear whether anyone outside the CIA saw the cable at that point or how high up in the CIA the information went. Obama on foreign policy and national security, two areas that have received little attention in an election dominated by the U.S. economy. Obama’s signature national security accomplishment is the military’s killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Ryan was teeing up the issue for Monday’s presidential debate on foreign policy. “I’m excited we’re going to have a chance to talk about that on Monday,” Ryan said. Obama, speaking Thursday on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” insisted that information was shared with the American people as it came in. The attack is under investigation, Obama said, and “the picture eventually gets filled in.” “What happens, during the course of a presidency, is that the government is a big operation and any given time something screws up,” Obama said. “And you make sure that you find out what’s broken and you fix it.”
The report from the station chief was written late Wednesday, Sept. 12, and reached intelligence agencies in Washington the next day, intelligence officials said. It is not clear how widely the information from the CIA station chief was circulated. U.S. intelligence officials have said the information was just one of many widely conflicting accounts, which became clearer by the following week. Democrats have spent the past week explaining the administration’s handling of the attack. On Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said a period of uncertainty typically follows attacks. “In the wake of an attack like this, in the fog of war, there’s always going to be confusion,” Clinton said. “And I think it is absolutely fair to say that everyone had the same intelligence. Everyone who spoke tried to give the information that they had.”
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BUSINESS AT A GLANCE
In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail vision, test runs started zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and St. Louis at 111 mph Friday. The 30-mph increase from the route’s current top speed is a morale booster for advocates of highspeed rail in America. But some rail experts question whether the route will become profitable, pose serious competition to air and automobile travel, or ever reach speeds comparable to the bullet trains blasting across Europe and Asia at 150 mph and faster.
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Consumers baffled by early look at Windows 8 By Peter Svensson Associated Press
NEW YORK — The release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is a week away, and consumers are in for a shock. Windows, used in one form or another for a generation, is getting a completely different look that will force users to learn new ways to get things done. Microsoft is making a radical break with the past to stay relevant in a world where smartphones and tablets have eroded the three-decade dominance of the personal computer. Windows 8 is supposed to tie together Microsoft’s PC, tablet and phone software with one look. But judging by the reactions of some people who have tried the PC version, it’s a move that risks confusing and alienating customers. Tony Roos, an American missionary in Paris, installed a free preview version of Windows 8 on his aging laptop to see if Microsoft’s new operating system would make the PC faster and more responsive. It didn’t, he said, and he quickly learned that working with the new software requires tossing out a lot of what he knows about Windows. “It was very difficult to get used to,” he said. “I have an 8-year-old and a 10-yearold, and they never got used to it. They were like, ‘We’re just going to use Mom’s computer.’”
Windows 8 is the biggest revision of Microsoft Corp.’s operating system since it introduced Windows 95 amid great fanfare 17 years ago. Ultimately, Windows grew into a $14 billion-a-year business and helped make former Chief Executive Bill Gates the richest man in the world for a time. Now, because of smartphones and tablets, the personal computer industry is slumping. Computer companies are desperate for something that will get sales growing again. PC sales are expected to shrink this year for the first time since 2001, according to IHS iSuppli, a market research firm. The question is whether the new version, which can be run on tablets, smartphones and traditional PC, can satisfy the needs of both types of users. “I am very worried that Microsoft may be about to shoot itself in the foot spectacularly,” said Michael Mace, the CEO of Silicon Valley software startup Cera Technology and a former Apple employee. Windows 8 is so different, he said, that many Windows users who aren’t technophiles will feel lost, he said. Microsoft is releasing Windows 8 on Friday, and it doesn’t plan to cushion the impact. Computer companies will make Windows 8 standard on practically all PCs that are sold to consumers.
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Earlier puberty seen in boys By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press
CHICAGO — When it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected. Researchers have found signs of puberty in American boys up to two years earlier than previously reported — age 9 on average for blacks, 10 for whites and Hispanics. Other studies have suggested that girls, too, are entering puberty younger. Why is this happening? Theories range from
higher levels of obesity and inactivity to chemicals in food and water, all of which might interfere with normal hormone production. But those are just theories, and they remain unproven. Doctors say earlier puberty is not necessarily cause for concern. And some experts question whether the trend is even real. Dr. William Adelman, an adolescent medicine specialist in the Baltimore area, says the new research is the first to find early, strong physical evidence that boys are maturing earlier. But he add-
ed that the study still isn’t proof and said it raises a lot of questions. Earlier research based on 20-year-old national data also suggested a trend toward early puberty in boys, but it was based on less rigorous information. The new study involved testes measurements in more than 4,000 boys. Enlargement of testes is generally the earliest sign of puberty in boys. The study was published online today in Pediatrics to coincide with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ national conference in New Orleans.
Freezing eggs for fertility works By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Freezing human eggs can be successful in treating infertility — but guidelines issued Friday still urge caution for women hoping to pause a ticking biological clock. Egg freezing had long been labeled experimental, but the American Society for Reproductive Medicine declared that’s no longer the case. The group cited studies that found younger women are about as likely to get preg-
nant if they used frozenand-thawed eggs for their infertility treatment as if they used fresh ones. The move is expected to help cancer patients preserve their fertility, by pushing more insurers to pay for their procedure, and to boost banking of donated eggs, similar to sperm banking. Here’s the controversy: Should otherwise healthy women freeze their eggs as sort of an insurance policy against infertility in case they don’t meet Mr. Right — or just aren’t ready for motherhood —
until their late 30s or beyond, when the childbearing window is closing fast? The pricey technology, which insurance doesn’t cover for elective reasons, is being marketed aggressively for just that use. Yet the society that represents doctors who treat infertility stopped short of endorsing egg freezing solely for deferring childbearing until women are older. The conclusion: It’s not at all clear who’s a good candidate, or if women who store their eggs are being given a false sense of security.
Boy Scout files have 14 Kan. cases KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — Confidential files kept for years by Boy Scouts of America detailing allegations of sexual abuse against boys include 14 cases from Kansas. Six of the 14 cases detailed in files released Thursday were from troops in Wichita. Other cases were from Olathe, Arkansas City, Manhattan, Newton, Kansas City, Hoisington and two from Leavenworth. The Boy Scouts released about 14,500 pages of what are being called “perversion files” on cases across the country dating from 1959 to 1985. A Portland law firm that made the files available stressed that simply because a case is on the list does not mean the allegations are true. Some of the national cases resulted in court sentences but others have not been substantiated or were dropped.
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LAWRENCE CITY COMMISSION Agenda highlights • 6:35 p.m. Tuesday • City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets • Knology Channel 25 • Meeting documents online at lawrenceks.org
City seeks cleanup of hazardous property BOTTOM LINE City commissioners will consider finding the property at 331 Johnson Ave. in violation of the city’s environmental code and authorizing staff members to clean up the property within 20 days if the owner does not do so.
BACKGROUND The property is owned by Patricia Sinclair, and city inspectors cited the property for violation of the city’s environmental code more than two years ago. The property has large amounts of plastic storage containers and other items stacked on its porch and in its yard.
Sinclair has appealed past violation notices. Commissioners are being asked to approve a resolution that would allow the city to remove the items stored outside and then add an assessment onto the property’s tax bill to cover the cost of the cleanup.
right-of-way) from I-4 (Heavy Industrial) and VC (Valley Channel) Districts to UR-FP (Urban Reserve – Floodplain Overlay) District, located in the NE1/4 & NW1/4 Sec 4-13-20 (Former Farmland Industries property, N of K-10 between Greenway Circle & E 1575 Rd). b) Approve rezoning, Z-1200120, of approximately 170.4 acres (and adjacent railroad right-of-way) from I-4 (Heavy Industrial) District to UR (Urban Reserve) District, located in the NE1/4 & NW1/4 Sec 4-13-20 (Former Farmland Industries property, N of K-10 between Greenway Circle & E 1575 Road. c) Approve rezoning, Z-1200121, of approximately 170.7 acres (and adjacent highway right-of-way) from I-4 (Heavy Industrial), I-1 (Limited Industrial), A (Agricultural) County Districts and CC200 (Community Commercial Center) City District to IG (General Industrial) District, located in the NW1/4 & SW1/4 Sec 4-13-20 (Former Farmland Industries property, N of K-10 between Greenway Circle & E 1575 Road). d) Approve rezoning, Z-1200122, of approximately 59.0 acres (and adjacent highway right-of-way) from I-1 (Limited Industrial), B-1 (Neighborhood Business); A (Agricultural) and IG (General Industrial) District to IM (Medium Industrial) District, located in the SE1/4 Sec 5-13-20 & SW1/4 Sec 4-13-20 (Former Farmland Industries property, N of K-10 between Greenway Circle & E 1575 Road). e) Approve Special Use Permit, SUP-12-00100, for a Westar substation to provide electricity to the Former Farmland Industries property and surrounding properties. The property is located N of K-10 between Greenway Circle & E 1575 Rd. Submitted by Bartlett & West for Westar Energy. • Accept dedication of easements for Minor Subdivision, MS-12-00033, for Parkway Plaza No. 5 located at 3512 and 3514 Clinton Parkway. • Authorize increase of golf cart fees at Eagle Bend Golf Course for 2013 rentals by $1 per cart. • Authorize reimbursement in an amount not to exceed $12,400 in relocation expenses for EMR, Incorporated as an economic development retention incentive. • Authorize the mayor to sign a release of mortgage for Janice M’Caelin-Light, 918 Murrow Court. • Receive city manager’s report.
of-way at 2104 Bob Billings Parkway, owned by Immanuel Lutheran Church & University Student Center. • Conduct public hearing for exterior yard conditions at 331 Johnson Ave. and consider adopting Resolution No. 6996, declaring the exterior to be in violation of the city’s environmental code and ordering the property owner to remove all violations within a specified period of time. Should owner fail to comply, the city would contract for the removal of the exterior yard violations. • Consider the following items regarding the Ninth and New Hampshire Redevelopment Project: a.) Continue the public hearing on the redevelopment plan for the South Project Area Tax Increment Financing District. b.) Continue the public hearing on the creation of the Transportation Development District for the project. c.) Consider adopting on first reading, Ordinance No. 8791, adopting the Redevelopment Plan and approving a Redevelopment Agreement for the South Project Area (needs 2/3 majority), Ordinance No. 8803, creating the Transportation Development District for the project and authorizing levying an additional 1 percent sales tax on property owned by the developer, and Ordinance No. 8804, authorizing the issuance of Industrial Revenue Bonds for the project. • Consider the following development related items for the proposed mixed use project at 100 E. Ninth Street: a.) Consider the applicant’s appeal of the Historic Resource Commission’s conditions of approval related to the Downtown Design Guidelines review regarding building setback and on-street parking. b.) Consider the request for demolition of the existing structure located at 100 E. Ninth Street. c.) Consider the roundabout proposed for the intersection of Ninth and New Hampshire streets. • Consider authorizing the mayor to execute an agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for the Ninth Street—Tennessee Street to Kentucky Street improvements, approve the removal of parking on south side of Ninth Street between Tennessee and Kentucky streets and adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 8815, establishing no parking along the south side of Ninth Street from Tennessee Street to Kentucky Street.
OTHER BUSINESS Executive session
• Consider motion to recess into executive session for approximately one hour for the purpose of consultation with attorneys for the city deemed privileged under the attorney-client relationship. The justification for the executive session is to keep discussions with the attorneys for the city confidential at this time.
• Proclaim Tuesday as Lights on Afterschool Day. • Proclaim Wednesday as Kansas Food Day. • Proclaim Friday as Indigenous Food Day. • Proclaim Nov. 10 as Celebrate Marine Corps Birthday.
• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from Oct. 2, Oct. 9, and Oct. 16. • Receive minutes from various boards and commissions. • Approve all claims. The list of approved claims will be posted to the agenda the day after the City Commission meeting. • Approve licenses as recommended by the City Clerk’s Office. • Bid and purchase items: a) Set bid opening date of Nov. 13 for a new floor system in the Bly Room at Holcom Park Recreation Center. b) Authorize Elite Construction to install new concrete basketball courts and connecting sidewalks at Veterans Park for an estimated cost of $25,000. c) Award bid for the 2012 Master Street Tree Program to Rosehill Gardens for $32,895. • Adopt on second and final reading the following ordinances: a) Ordinance No. 8811, establishing no parking along the west side of Delaware Street from a point 595 feet north of 22nd Terrace, north 225 feet. b) Ordinance No. 8813, establishing no parking along the west side of New Hampshire Street from 17th Terrace to 19th Street. c) Ordinance No. 8814, establishing a yield sign on eastbound Ninth Street at Delaware Street. • Adopt Resolution No. 7000, requesting the Douglas County Emergency Communications Center use Douglas County’s contract tow rotation list for towing services within the City of Lawrence when requested to do so by the Lawrence Police Department. • Approve the following items related to the city-owned former Farmland property: a) Approve rezoning, Z-1200119, of approximately 31.7 acres (and adjacent railroad
• Conduct public hearing to consider the vacation of right-
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U.S. must team with Syria opposition WASHINGTON — Left on its current course, America’s sensibly cautious policy toward Syria is unfortunately going to come to an unhappy end: The jihadist wing of the opposition will just get stronger, and gain more power to shape Syria’s future. But what’s the right alternative? How can the U.S. help the Syrian opposition while avoiding another costly military intervention in the Muslim world? I’ve been puzzling over this dilemma since traveling into Syria two weeks ago with the Free Syrian Army. “Be careful” still seems like the right watchword for U.S. policy in an unstable, revolutionary situation where order could collapse like a Levantine version of “pick-up sticks.” But caution doesn’t mean inaction, and some modest changes in U.S. policy could make a big difference in outcome. The bedrock of U.S. interests in Syria is preventing any use or spread of its chemical weapons. President Bashar al-Assad is said to have relocated some of the weapons, and it won’t be easy monitoring them — or keeping them out of the hands of al-Qaida terrorists who would love to grab some free WMD if Assad should fall. To deal with the chemical weapons problem, the U.S. needs better intelligence on the ground. And that’s where the hard calculus of American interests meshes with the quixotic challenge of helping the Syr-
But caution doesn’t mean inaction, and some modest changes in U.S. policy could make a big difference in outcome.”
ian rebels. Right now, the U.S. reportedly has a limited program to supply nonlethal assistance. This program should be tweaked so the rebels get more help building a stronger chain of command. If the U.S. helped coordinate funding, the Free Syrian Army would have several advantages: A better organized opposition might defeat the regime, it would be better able to govern a post-Assad Syria, and it could help the U.S. control Syria’s chemical weapons. That’s a trifecta — three good things in one. The Obama administration took a small step in this direction last summer by authorizing the Syrian Support Group to help the rebels. Leaders of the group fanned out inside Syria looking for army defectors who could establish new military councils
to coordinate the flow of weapons and money. When I was inside the country, I met the councils’ commanders for Aleppo, Hama and Idlib — who seemed like solid military leaders. They just didn’t have enough guns or money to distribute. Closer links with the rebels have helped fill the intelligence gap. For example, a Free Syrian Army representative sent a report to the State Department in late September that warned: “What we were worried about a few months ago is in the process of happening right now; extremists are more visible. ... This is due to lack of support to moderate groups.” The funding situation has improved slightly this month. About two weeks ago, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are said to have created a small “Gulf Fund” to be disbursed by the military councils. The commanders will be paid $150 for each named fighter (including the serial number of his weapon). Col. Abdul-Jabbar Akidi in Aleppo is receiving about $2.5 million under this program; Col. Afif Suleiman in Idlib is getting about $4.5 million. The U.S. should consider adding money for nonlethal assistance, including training, communications and intelligence. Syrian jihadist battalions continue to raise their own money directly from wealthy Saudis, Kuwaitis and Qataris. The report to the State Department explains how this works. “The bat-
From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 20, 1912: “The election is near at hand and the women have been moYEARS nopolizing the public and the AGO newspapers with their arguIN 1912 ments in favor of equal suffrage. That is all right from their standpoint, but the Journal-World believes in fair play. It believes that the public is entitled to the arguments against equal suffrage. Therefore this paper has secured a booklet which gives every argument against equal suffrage. This booklet is for free distribution.” “All three candidates for President of the United States now have clubs of University boys working for them. Last night at the Sig Alph House the boys who favor President Taft met and organized for the campaign and will work for their candidate until election time. There are 35 members in this club.... Woodrow Wilson and Roosevelt Clubs have already been organized on the Hill.”
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talion rep or commander travels to Turkey, where he meets Gulf individuals or Syrians who live in the Gulf. The battalion presents ‘projects’ that need sponsorship, for example: targeting a checkpoint costs $20(K)-30K, while targeting an airport cost $200(K)-300K. ... A video taping ... is required to provide evidence of the operation.” How can the U.S. break this downward cycle? The right next step is to gather into one pot all the official contributions, lethal and nonlethal, from the U.S. and its Arab and European allies. Then let the Free Syrian Army commanders distribute the money and weapons to fighters, in ways that will build discipline. The Free Syrian Army has a long shopping list. It claims “minimum” needs for 1,000 rocket-propelled grenades to attack tanks, 500 SAM-7 surfaceto-air missiles to destroy Syrian helicopters and jets, 750 machine guns, 50,000 gas masks, 250 vehicles. Commanders claimed they are forming special units that would operate the antiaircraft missiles, perhaps under supervision by contractors from the Gulf countries. You don’t have to sign off on this whole war chest to agree that it’s time for the U.S. to experiment with strategies that could produce something other than the bad outcome that’s now ahead.
Climate concern To the editor: The weather is a favorite topic for small talk among Kansans, yet when it comes to talking about the larger, long-term implications of the weather — that is, climate change — many of our leaders and elected officials are silent. In fact, the topic has been off the radar during the presidential debates so far, despite its critical importance to everything from the economy to health to national security. Politicians may shy away from talking about climate, but as people of faith, we cannot be silent on this important moral issue. The economy is the top issue on many Americans’ minds this fall, and rightly so. But Kansans understand that when 103 out of 105 counties in Kansas are declared disaster areas and farmers lose crops due to widespread drought, there’s a direct tie between disruptive weather, jobs and even our food supply. The member congregations of Kansas Interfaith Power & Light recognize that collectively we are called to be good stewards of Earth and to care for our neigh-
bors both locally and globally. We can’t ignore the growing reality of climate disruption, and we owe it to our children and grandchildren to act now for their future. Rather than arguing false choices between good jobs and cleaner energy, we should celebrate that Americans have the ingenuity to successfully address the challenges of our changing climate. We invite all of Kansas’ faith communities to join us in this vital work. Rabbi Moti Rieber, Lawrence
meant to respect the organic way in which children grow and learn. Gathering community input is a great way to gather community support! Pinckney was the first school, so I encourage everyone to attend one of these meetings and participate in the process of keeping Lawrence a great place to learn and live. Melinda Toumi, Lawrence
To the editor: Incumbent politicians from both sides of the aisle have done and continue to do great harm to our nation. They remain in power because of an apathetic electorate that has not held them responsible for their actions. Regardless of our political affiliation, there is nothing patriotic about supporting any candidate that imposes laws on the American people while exempting themselves from these same laws. We cannot allow our democracy to be replaced by aristocratic form of government. The electorate’s most important function should be the moni-
To the editor: Hats off to Gould Evans Associates, Dr. Doll, and other USD 497 leaders. As a Pinckney Panther parent, I’m thrilled the district is sharing their data and having open conversations with the public before drafting final plans for the no-taxincrease bond issue to go up for a vote next April. I came away from the meeting with an appreciation for needing separate gym and cafeteria spaces, and it was exciting to hear how all of these plans are
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toring of government officials’ actions in regards to national security. Each of us must decide if our government officials are telling the American people the truth or are they engaging in a cover-up because of their incompetence. Every American should be outraged by the irreparable harm perpetrated on our men and women in uniform following the Osama bin Laden mission. Politicians were so eager to take credit for this mission that they were willing to compromise the security of our special forces and their families by identifying their specific unit. Not only did this treasonous act compromise the security of the United States but it also aided our enemies. The Osama bin Laden mission, Fast and Furious gun-trafficking and the recent attack on our embassy in Benghazi leave the American people with many unanswered questions. We the people have an obligation to replace any aristocratic POTUS or government official with the power of our vote.
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McCook 82/41 Oberlin 80/45
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JANA DAWSON, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER at CornerBank and Leadership Lawrence alumna, received the Leadership Lawrence Distinguished Alumni Award at the organizationâ€™s alumni luncheon Sept. 27. Dawson was selected for her extensive work in the community. She serves as chairwoman of the Leadership Lawrence advisory board, and on the Boys and Girls Club board of directors and City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation advisory board. She received the Lawrence Chamber of Commerceâ€™s Wally Galluzzi Volunteer Award in 2008. Al Hack, of CEK Insurance, presented the award to Dawson. Alice C. Hunt, of Lawrence, submitted the photo. Email your photos to friendsandneighbors@ljworld. com or mail them to Friends & Neighbors, P.O. Box 888, Lawrence, KS 66044.
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Red Dogâ€™s Dog Days workout, 7:30 a.m., parking lot at Ninth and Vermont. streets. Saturday Farmersâ€™ Market, 8-11 a.m., 824 New Hampshire. St. John Catholic Church Rummage Sale, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1246 Kentucky. Maple Leaf Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., downtown Baldwin City. Maple Leaf Quilt Show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center, 100 Bullpup Drive, Baldwin City. Born Learning Trail to open, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Deerfield Park, 2901 Princeton Blvd. Free tour of Black Jack Battlefield, 1 p.m., 161 E. 2000 Road, 3 miles east of Baldwin City. Book signing: Marcia Riley, â€œThe Pillow Fairy,â€? 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts. Plaster gauze maskmaking workshop for El Dia de los Muertos, 2-4 p.m., The Percolator, in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center. Free tour of Black Jack Battlefield, 3 p.m., 161 E. 2000 Road, 3 miles east of Baldwin City. Americana Music Academy Saturday Jam, 3 p.m., Americana Music Academy, 1419 Massachusetts. Chili and Prize Bingo Fundraiser for Senior Services Emergency Fund, 5:30 p.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont. +RRSÂ‡$Â‡1DQQ\*UHHQ-
Elementary School Intermediate Center, 100 Bullpup Drive, Baldwin City. Free tour of Black Jack Battlefield, 11 a.m., 161 E. 2000 Road, 3 miles east of Baldwin City. Free tour of Black Jack Battlefield, 1 p.m., 161 E. 2000 Road, 3 miles east of Baldwin City. *LDQW0RQH\6WDPSLQJ Machine, 1:30 p.m., South Park, 12th & Massachusetts Threepenny Opera with the Free State Liberation Orchestra, 2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire. Classical guitarist Robert Belinic, 2 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. â€œThe 39 Steps,â€? 2:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Free tour of Black Jack Battlefield, 3 p.m., 161 E. 2000 Road, 3 miles east of Baldwin City. O.U.R.S. (Oldsters United for Responsible Service) dance, 6-9 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. Sketch Tease, 6 p.m. SeedCo Studios, 826 Pennsylvania. Stampede to Amend, 6:30 p.m., The Percolator, in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center. Poker tournament, 7 p.m., Johnnyâ€™s Tavern, 410 N. Second St. Fall Concert of the KU Instrumental Collegium Musicum, 7:30-9 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. 6PDFNGRZQWULYLD 8 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire.
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FSHS meshing at right time LEAVENWORTH — The cannon that blasts off when Leavenworth High scores is loud. Really loud. Too loud. Almost as loud as the hits Free State High’s firststring defenders put on the Pioneers keeping the cannon silent until giving way to the second team. Free State’s defense in the first half of a 47-14 football victory against Leavenworth thoroughly suffocated the Pioneers, who had negative-12 yards and just one first down in the first two quarters on a cold Friday night. Green helmets flew into the Leavenworth backfield from every direction to deliver hits that drew gasps from the home crowd. One minute it was Cody Stanclift muscling his way into the backfield to drop the quarterback. The next minute Blake Winslow or Stan Skwarlo would fly back there. Then fast, thick Keith Loneker would stop a ballcarrier cold, not giving an inch, shoving him to the ground. And then there was (Well Above Average) Joe (Versatile) Dineen, who did too much too loudly to merit just one nickname. He ran for a touchdown and 60 yards, some coming as a running back early, others as a quarterback late, and threw for 63 yards and put a whole lot of speed behind his crisp hits from the safety position. On a play that so often makes defenders panic their way into dropping the football, Joe (Cool) eyed a batted ball all the way into his hands for his third interception of the season. “We’re meshing real good right now,” Dineen said. “We just play our assignments and know that everyone else is going to do his job. We know where people are going to be, and we know people are going to do the right things.” Khadre Lane delivered one of the loudest hits on special teams. “He’s so fast,” Dineen said. “He’s so big and strong. You would not want to step in front of that.” The deep Firebirds (7-1) will enter Friday’s city showdown at Lawrence High as slight favorites. “We’ll come in ready,” Dineen said. “They got us pretty good last year. We’ll be wanting some revenge.” Granted, we’re only 12 percent into this century, but this truly does shape up as the city’s high school football game of the century.
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FREE STATE’S JOE DINEEN DRAGS LEAVENWORTH DEFENSIVE BACK JUWAN POTTS (5) and linebacker Jordan Settles (8) into the end zone for a touchdown during the Firebirds’ 47-14 victory on Friday in Leavenworth.
FSHS routs Pioneers, sets sights on … By Benton Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
LEAVENWORTH — Minutes after helping his Free State High football team clinch a playoff berth with a 47-14 victory over Leavenworth at Pioneer Stadium, Firebirds senior quarterback Kyle McFarland figured the time for celebrating had already passed.
“It’s good, but we all know what’s next,” McFarland said, referring to Free State’s upcoming regular-season finale at Lawrence High. “We all know what’s coming Friday. It’s gonna be crazy.” Last year, the Firebirds’ narrow victories in the first two weeks of district play ended up costing them a spot in the postseason, because they lost
by 20 to Lawrence in the finale. Coach Bob Lisher said his team had zero interest in sweating out the final week of district play going into the 2012 city showdown with the Lions. “That was an emphasis with us going into district, making sure we were able to win these first two games by a minimum of 13 points so we didn’t have
that situation that we had last year,” Lisher said. Free State (7-1 overall, 2-0 District 1) dismantled Leavenworth (3-5, 0-2) on the same night Lawrence (7-1, 2-0) produced a similar outcome at Kansas City (Kan.) Wyandotte (5-3, 0-2), clinching the district’s playoff spots for the Please see FIREBIRDS, page 4B
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LAWRENCE HIGH’S WILL THOMPSON (20) HAULS IN A PASS in the second quarter to set up an LHS touchdown in the Lions’ 57-16 victory on Friday at Kansas City (Kan.) Wyandotte.
KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Lawrence High gained 277 firsthalf yards and cruised to a 57-16 Class 6A district football rout at Kansas City (Kan.) Wyandotte on Friday night. Despite throwing incompletions on his first four attempts of the game, LHS quarterback Brad Strauss passed for 100
yards, all in the first half, and Tyrone Jenkins rushed for 101. Lawrence High enters the final week of the regular season and district play in position to win Class 6A District 1 and the Sunflower League. In the Lions’ way stands westside rival Free State, which ripped Leavenworth, 47-14, Friday night. Please see LIONS, page 4B
Pay-for-play among Self talk topics By Gary Bedore firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Self, who is beginning his 20th season as a college basketball head coach and his 10th at Kansas University, has modified his position regarding certain issues throughout the years.
For instance ... “I used to be totally against paying players, paying athletes. I’ve changed,” Self said Friday in a phone conversation with the Journal-World to discuss particulars of his upcoming “Courtside View” panel discussion set for 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 1 at Lawrence’s Crown Toyota Pavilion.
“I think if presidents are willing to take these athletes and send them across America, miss more school because they have conference realignment, and with the big business of the BCS Championship playoff in football plus the amount of money we generate through television in basketball, I can’t
imagine why there aren’t different angles and avenues in which we could compensate the people that are exactly the ones bringing the money to the schools — the studentathletes,” Self said, taking one long breath. Perhaps the athletes could
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Tagliabue to hear bounty appeals NEW YORK (AP) â€” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appointed predecessor Paul Tagliabue to hear the appeals of four players suspended in the Saintsâ€™ bounty scandal. Goodell said Friday he notified Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove, as well as the playersâ€™ union, that Tagliabue would be
the hearing officer to â€œdecide the appeals and bring the matter to a prompt and fair conclusion.â€? The union and the four players had asked Goodell to recuse himself, contending he could not fairly rule. Their second set of appeals will be heard Oct. 30. â€œAny time we move towards a fair evaluation of the evidence it
Armstrong asks support for charity AUSTIN, TEXAS (AP) â€” Lance Armstrong said he has been through a â€œdifficult couple of weeksâ€? and urged supporters of his cancer-fighting charity to stand behind its mission. â€œThe mission is bigger than me. Itâ€™s bigger than any individual,â€? Armstrong said Friday night in his opening remarks at Livestrongâ€™s 15th anniversary celebration. Armstrong has been turned into an outcast in professional cycling, and most of his personal sponsors Armstrong dropped him this week after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a massive report detailing performance-enhancing drug use by the seven-time Tour de France winner. USADA has ordered him banned from cycling for life and stripped of his Tour de France victories. Armstrong, who denies doping, didnâ€™t address the USADA report or the doping charges in his remarks. Instead, he focused on the mission of the foundation he started in 1997. Armstrong was diagnosed in 1996 with testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain. â€œI am ... truly humbled by your support,â€? Armstrong said after receiving a standing ovation from the crowd of 1,700. â€œItâ€™s been an interesting couple of weeks. Itâ€™s been a difficult couple of weeks for me and my family, my friends and this foundation.â€? Armstrong said heâ€™s been asked many times how he is doing. â€œI say, â€˜Iâ€™ve been better, but Iâ€™ve also been worse,â€™â€? said Armstrong, making his first public appearance since the USADA report was released last week. On Monday, the International Cycling Union is expected to announce whether it will appeal USADAâ€™s sanctions. The celebration gala came two days after Armstrong stepped down as chairman of Livestrong to help shield the charity from the fallout of the controversy swirling around him. He remains on the board of directors. Armstrong urged the crowd to continue fighting to help cancer patients and survivors. â€œThereâ€™s 28 million people around the world living with this disease,â€? Armstrong said. â€œThank you for your support.â€? Livestrong officials expected to raise $2.5 million from the event, which included appearances by actors Sean Penn and Robin Williams and singer Norah Jones. Armstrong won the Tour de France every year from 19992005 and his success on the bike helped propel the foundation into one of the most popular and well-known charities in the country. Livestrong has raised about $500 million in the fight against cancer. In 2004, the foundation introduced the yellow â€œLivestrongâ€? bracelets, selling more than 80 million and creating a global symbol for cancer awareness and survival. The silent auction included two Trek bicycles valued up to $12,000 â€” Trek was one of the companies that dropped Armstrong as a sponsor on Wednesday â€” and seven autographed yellow jerseys Armstrong wore on the podium during his Tour de France victories.
is a positive development,â€? said Peter Ginsberg, Vilmaâ€™s attorney. â€œCommissioner Goodellâ€™s belated recognition that he cannot possibly serve as an impartial and unbiased arbitrator is certainly a positive development. And we have enormous respect for Paul Tagliabue.â€? Vilma was suspended for the 2012 season and Smith was
banned four games for his role in the bounties program. Fujita, now with the Browns, was barred three games, since reduced to one. Hargrove is a free agent whose suspension was reduced from eight games to seven. Tagliabue was NFL commissioner from 1989-2006 and is a lawyer.
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