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Winter weather closings announced
January 14, 2007
Winter weather closings announced
Skip the diet to get healthy with proper hydration, nutrition
January 14, 2007
It’s the New Year, and this year you really, really promise to lose weight! Starting Jan. 1, you skip those Bowl Game snacks and dutifully eat your broccoli. On Jan. 2 you skip breakfast, eat a salad for lunch and a salad again for dinner. Jan. 3: cereal, soup, salad, skip the dessert. Down three pounds already! Way to go!
Pajama games: Working out without ever leaving the comfort of home
January 14, 2007
Of all the questions we get, we especially like those that reveal your fashion sense. During a recent online chat, one participant sought counsel on a short, non-jolting workout she could do in the morning that does not “require me to put shoes on, change out of my pajamas, or leave my living room.”
Numerous volunteer opportunities make giving time simple
January 14, 2007
Maybe volunteering sounds like a New Year’s project you’d like to try, but you’re not sure where to begin or how much to commit.
Explore new interests with a variety of activity, class options
January 14, 2007
Lawrence psychotherapist and personal coach Marybeth Bethel understands what taking risks can feel like.
Park and ride option slowly catching on
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s not full now, but Kansas University staff say the $9 million Park and Ride lot will be filling up soon.
Podcasts feature life in Kansas Territory
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
A new series of podcasts from the Kansas State Historical Society features readings from original writings about how dangerous it was in 1850s Kansas Territory.
Luminaria walk to honor MLK
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a luminaria walk Monday on Jayhawk Boulevard.
SRS to make energy assistance available
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Area residents who are struggling with their winter heating bills can reach out to a state organization for help starting Tuesday.
Love and Logic’ starts sessions Thursday
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Farm Inc. Family Services and Children’s Alliance is offering “Love and Logic,” sessions one through three, free to area residents.
Reasonable changes key to weight loss success
Making simple diet alterations can keep resolutions on track permanently
January 14, 2007
Taking off the pounds in 2007 needn’t take drastic measures. It’s more important to make permanent (and bearable) changes that have long-term physical and wellness benefits rather than adopt Draconian measures for a week or two that can’t reasonably be maintained.
City’s art program poised to expand
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Imagine the grand piece of art you could purchase for $600,000. Now, imagine that it’s your tax dollars that are buying it.
A history of segregation
City no different from others in discrimination
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
One flight up from a bronze plaque recalling the location of an 1850s abolitionist newspaper and not far from a plaque marking where John Brown once spoke, Eloise Caldwell taps once on a polished brass railing above a no-smoking sign in Liberty Hall.
Questions remain as missing boys return
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Investigators who made the incredible discovery of two kidnapped boys in a tiny apartment turned Saturday from euphoria to some troubling questions.
Options grim for backup plan in Iraq
Administration not discussing alternatives to ‘new way forward’
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
If the revamped Iraq war plan fails, it will be time to withdraw most U.S. troops. Or send more in.
Lawrence seen as asset in emerging bioscience plans
January 14, 2007 in print edition on E1
The convergence of animal health, science and business already is present in Lawrence, and its establishment and growth in the city and throughout the Kansas City region is being looked upon as a way to bring even more life-sciences activity to the area.
Keegan: Closer saves day - again
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Watching Kansas University play basketball has become a lot like watching a baseball team with a great relief pitcher. Half your attention is trained on the action. Half your thoughts are occupied with looking ahead, trying to figure out the right time to bring in the closer to escape a jam, still the turbulent waters, maybe shut down the heart of the order.
Kansas basketball notebook
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C7
ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla is in the midst of working four consecutive Kansas University games - Wednesday’s home victory over Oklahoma State, Saturday’s game at Iowa State, Monday’s home game versus Missouri and next Saturday’s game at Texas Tech.
Switch stifled ISU
Rush shut down Cyclones’ offense
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s decision to have Brandon Rush guard Iowa State’s Mike Taylor didn’t just disrupt Taylor’s scoring ability.
Animal health hub
Kansas City area has large stake in $14.2B industry
January 14, 2007 in print edition on E1
The vast cattle pens that once helped move much of the nation’s meat supply are gone, replaced by aging warehouses and the frequent belief that this former frontier town left its agricultural roots far behind.
Botched hold to follow Romo
Field-goal gaffe could be Cowboy’s lasting legacy
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C9
Just the other week, Ray Jackson walked into a gym during a youth basketball game when a youngster was whistled for calling a timeout his team didn’t have.
Pheasants’ habitat eroding
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C9
Joe Gonsior says there’s nothing more satisfying than walking through the Minnesota countryside with his springer spaniel, Gracie, and spotting the small, colorful pheasants.
January duck season looms
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C9
In much of the state, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has established a Jan. 20-28 duck season to allow hunters the opportunity to take advantage of late migration.
Defending champ awaits Chicago
Bears to try to repeat 37-6 October victory
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C9
An impossible to miss, mysterious sign was planted near the driveway to the Chicago Bears’ practice complex this week, imploring a team desperate for a playoff victory: “Play Angry.”
Chargers, Marty face Pats, history
San Diego’s Schottenheimer looks to repeat regular-season success against New England
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C9
The San Diego Chargers have beaten the New England Patriots in September and October without any problem.
KU swimmers down Huskers
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University swimming and diving team defeated Nebraska on Saturday at Devaney Natatorium in a close competition, 154.5-145.5.
Jayhawks stellar at Illini Invite
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C3
Senior Adrian Ludwig, sophomores Ashley Brown and Zlata Tarasova and freshman Britany Parker were among a host of participants on the Kansas University men’s and women’s track teams to claim victories Saturday at the Illini Invitational in Champaign, Ill.
A&M solves Top-10 bugaboo
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C3
Texas A&M coach Gary Blair hopes Saturday’s victory over ninth-ranked Baylor is just the beginning of big things to come for the Aggies.
Clemson downed; no more unbeatens
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
Ekene Ibekwe couldn’t do anything right in a miserable loss to Miami on Wednesday. To redeem himself Saturday, the Maryland forward helped knock off the last unbeaten team in Division I.
Afflalo finishes big rally by Bruins
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
This time, Arron Afflalo got UCLA’s last shot. And with the game in his hands, he came through.
Tech owns Tobacco Road
Hokies follow up Duke win by beating top-ranked UNC
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
First Duke, now North Carolina.
Aggies ‘whipped’ in 18-point win
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Acie Law’s father drove all the way up from Dallas - in an ice and snow storm no less - and arrived with a minute left to play in Texas A&M’s victory over Colorado.
Cool aid: Students, parents learn about loans for college
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kim Bohmann held up her right hand and crossed her fingers. “Yes, one way or another,” she said - she thinks money is out there to help send both of her sons to Kansas University next fall.
Cats avoid feared fourth
Kansas State nips Missouri to end three-game skid
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Bob Huggins gave Kansas State players extra incentive to end a three-game losing streak when he informed them he’s never lost four games in a row, as a coach or player.
Guards guide Baylor
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Baylor’s guard tandem of Aaron Bruce and Curtis Jerrells made sure Baylor didn’t lose another close game against a tough Big 12 opponent.
Durant dominates OU
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Computer billionaire Michael Dell came to watch the kid whose game looks like a million bucks.
Colts defense again proves up to task
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C8
The Indianapolis Colts took a page right out of the Baltimore Ravens’ playbook.
Vinatieri’s five boots send Indy to AFC title game
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C8
Peyton Manning couldn’t get Indianapolis into the end zone and, for once, it didn’t matter.
McAllister, Bush march past Eagles
Running backs carry Saints one game closer to Super Bowl
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C8
Who needs Mardi Gras when you’re one game from the Super Bowl? Deuce McAllister and rookie sensation Reggie Bush gave this battered city a reason to throw itself a party, carrying the New Orleans Saints where they’ve never been before - one game from the Super Bowl.
Scorekeeping error leads to player’s ejection
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C10
A rare scorekeeping error caused Charlotte guard Jeff McInnis to be ejected in the first quarter of the Bobcats’ game against Philadelphia on Saturday.
Kidd’s wife obtains own restraining order
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C10
The wife of New Jersey Nets standout Jason Kidd has filed her own domestic-violence restraining order, less than a week after the point guard accused her of beating him and extreme cruelty.
Expect to see Brown back on Sixers’ bench
Philly’s new executive VP doesn’t want coaching career to end on sour note
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C10
Did you really think he was just going to fade away? Did you really think Larry Brown was going to take Jim Dolan’s $18.5 million and become a stay-at-home dad?
Seat Program honors O’Neil
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Kansas City Royals are giving 81 people a chance to watch a game from Buck O’Neil’s seat.
Howell takes Sony lead
Teen phenom Fujikawa six shots back
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
Charles Howell III has another chance to win the Sony Open, and he has never felt more prepared.
Iran, Venezuela offer to finance efforts to help countries beat U.S. dominance
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - fiery anti-American leaders whose moves to extend their influence have alarmed Washington - said Saturday they would help finance investment projects in other countries seeking to thwart U.S. domination.
Commentary: Bonds shows he can dish the dirt
Accusation against teammate, even though he apologized, sure to mess up Giants’ clubhouse
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
Poor Barry Bonds.
On the record
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Buildings, services closed
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Government offices and public services in Lawrence will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Nation buffeted by ice storm
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
A crippling winter storm lashed the central part of the nation with another blast of freezing rain, sleet and snow Saturday, causing widespread power outages and tying up highways and airports.
Onslaught of winter snow, sleet expected to intensify
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Spouts of sleet, freezing rain and snow Saturday appear to be only the prelude to what’s expected today.
People in the news
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Johnny Depp making film about poisoned Russian spy ¢ Prince Charles headed to U.S.; expects to get award ¢ Warhol’s Long Island estate sells, but not in 15 minutes ¢ Spokeswoman: Jackson has resolved pharmacy lawsuit ¢ Bon Jovi, Frankie Avalon, to headline inauguration concert ¢ Minogue leaves stage during performance because of flu
American Idol’ plots song contest for winner’s single
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
“American Idol” knows that bad can be good, but not always.
Foes keep changing in weight-loss battle
January 14, 2007 in print edition on D1
I am holding my breath, teetering on the brink of unconsciousness, while my daughter wraps a measuring tape around what used to be my waist.
Peter Ompir folk art attracting buyers along East Coast
January 14, 2007 in print edition on D5
Looking for a collectible that is not yet known in all parts of the country? The folk art of Peter Ompir from the 1930s to the ‘70s is attracting buyers on the East Coast. Ompir began painting in the 1930s.
Music students to perform in NYC
January 14, 2007 in print edition on D4
Two KU students were chosen from hundreds of applicants to perform at the New York City Trinity Church spring 2007 concert. Each of the students is enrolled in a doctoral program in the music and dance department in the KU School of Fine Arts.
Lied Center presents Mozart Festival Opera
January 14, 2007 in print edition on D4
The Lied Center will present the Mozart Festival Opera in Don Giovanni, bringing to life the sordid tale of Don Juan, known in history books as a seducer of women and lover of life, and transporting audiences to the 1600s. As a nod to its rich history, the opera is performed in the original Italian.
Kansas Day book signing party announced
January 14, 2007 in print edition on D4
Virgil W. Dean, editor of “John Brown to Bob Dole: Movers and Shakers in Kansas History,” will appear at a Kansas Day book signing party Jan. 29 at Oread Books in the Kansas Union at Kansas University
What I learned last year
January 14, 2007 in print edition on D4
If you have ever wandered at length through a mall parking lot the size of Brazil looking for your car and wondering if setting off the vehicle alarm on your key remote might help locate it, it certainly WILL! That is one of many useful things I learned last year.
Mangino goes retro for coordinator post
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Saying in a recent interview that he wanted an offensive coordinator who could mesh well with his staff, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino appears to have made sure he didn’t miss. Multiple sources have confirmed that Mangino completed his search for a new offensive coordinator, hiring Illinois offensive line coach Ed Warinner last week.
3 killed, dozens injured in train collision
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two passenger trains collided near a beach resort town south of Bangkok early today, killing three people and injuring about 60 others, rail officials said.
Thousands flee after tsunami warnings
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Thousands of people in residents along Japan’s eastern coast fled to higher ground after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake triggered tsunami warnings Saturday in parts of the Pacific region, including Hawaii and Alaska.
Man suspected of decapitation arrested
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
A man suspected of decapitating his 4-year-old daughter and leaving the body for her mother to find in their suburban home was arrested in Washington, D.C., early Saturday, authorities said.
Rescue teams search collapsed subway site
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Rescue crews aided by dogs searched into the night Saturday for occupants of a minibus and other possible victims feared buried in a huge crater after the earth gave way at a construction site for a new subway station.
2 miners die when tunnel collapses
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two members of a coal mining crew removing pillars in a mine died Saturday when a portion of the tunnel collapsed and the men were buried in debris deep underground, authorities said.
Rice seeks ideas for Mideast peace
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice embarked Saturday on a new push for Israeli-Palestinian peace but set modest goals for herself, saying she was coming without a particular plan but instead wanted to gather ideas from Israelis, Palestinians and key Arab figures in the region.
Medicaid proposal would cut spending
Many rural hospitals and nursing homes would be affected
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Many rural hospitals and nursing homes would get fewer federal dollars under a proposal to save Medicaid almost $4 billion over the next five years. The change would have “a significant economic impact on a substantial number” of health care providers, the Bush administration acknowledges.
Psychiatric poetry
Hospital stay helped shape Ginberg’s style
January 14, 2007 in print edition on D3
To William Burroughs, it was “insufferable” - a sign that The Man was reaching his tendrils deep into a poet’s psyche. To some Beats and fellow travelers, Allen Ginsberg’s time in Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he was sent by a judge as a very young man, seemed like a scene from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”: establishment America grinding down a free spirit.
Measuring the World’ more than a by-the-numbers novel
January 14, 2007 in print edition on D3
Thomas Edison famously declared that genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. German author Daniel Kehlmann suggests that some geniuses may perspire more than others. His subjects in “Measuring the World” (Pantheon Books, $23) are two German scientists, the great mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and the renowned naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, who worked and occasionally collaborated around the turn of the 19th century.
Best-sellers
January 14, 2007 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase
January 14, 2007 in print edition on D3
Death penalty opponent to speak at university
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
Bill Lucero, an opponent of the death penalty, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
Is King’s legacy still alive?
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A10
On Monday, the country honors the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have been 78 years old. The civil rights leader, who was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39, launched many of his efforts from the pulpit. To mark his birthday, religious leaders were asked: Is King’s legacy of social activism still alive in the faith community today?
Atlanta gala honors Coretta Scott King
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A10
It’s been a year since Coretta Scott King received thunderous applause when she surprised guests at the annual Salute to Greatness Dinner and appeared on stage, smiling and waving with her children.
Professor to lecture across globe
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
Kansas University researcher and administrator Don Steeples plans to deliver a number of lectures across the globe as distinguished lecturer for the Society for Exploration Geophysicists.
House bill pushes English as Kansas’ official language
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
English would become the state’s official language under a bill House Republicans began to push Friday.
Kurd general says brigade training for combat in Baghdad
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
A Kurdish army brigade from northern Iraq is undergoing intensive urban combat training for deployment to Baghdad, where it expects to take on the Mahdi Army Shiite militia, its commander said Saturday.
Water intoxication blamed in woman’s death
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A11
A woman who competed in a radio station’s contest to see how much water she could drink without going to the bathroom died of water intoxication, the coroner’s office said Saturday.
National standards under review for No Child Left Behind law
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
The No Child Left Behind law was supposed to level the playing field, promising students an equal education no matter where they live or their background. From state to state, however, huge differences remain in what students are expected to know and learn.
Congress celebrates 95th anniversary
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
President Thabo Mbeki rallied thousands of supporters Saturday to celebrate the 95th anniversary of his African National Congress, a show of unity for a party facing a year of bickering over who should next lead South Africa.
Official: More than 200 killed in clashes
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
More than 200 people have died in clashes between ethnic African farmers and nomadic Arabs in South Darfur in the past week, leading the Sudanese government to send emissaries to try to reconcile the tribes involved, officials said Saturday.
Buddhists release birds as ritual, raising bird flu worries
January 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
Something was strange about the little brown bird found dead from bird flu in one of Hong Kong’s busiest shopping districts.
Petraeus to test counterinsurgency theory
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
David Petraeus, the soldier-intellectual chosen by President Bush to provide new leadership in the war in Iraq, got one thing he needed from the president last week. But what was missing will ultimately be more important than what was provided.
Positive tone
Perhaps state lawmakers have gotten the message that Kansans are tired of the petty politics that sometimes have accompanied the legislative process.
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
Both in tone and in substance, the Kansas Legislature’s 2007 session seems to be off to a good start.
CEOs sheltered from new American risk
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
It’s safe to say that Bob Nardelli was never confused with Bob the Builder, the cartoon character who teaches teamwork to the kids: “Can we fix it? Yes we can!” Home Depot has a similar slogan - “You can do it. We can help” - but the former CEO was more of a do-it-for-himself kind of guy.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
Rush hushes Hilton
Great late, Kansas silences Cyclones in OT
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Standing at center-court, Brandon Rush held an open hand to his right ear, his eyes scanning a suddenly silent Iowa State cheering section. Rush’s point in mimicking wrestling star Hulk Hogan’s signature gesture?
Prison alternatives
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
Honor Fambrough
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
KU experts examine issues in surgery to halt girl’s growth
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
The public’s attention is drawn nowadays to “growth attenuation” as applied to a 6-year old girl. The intervention consisted of high doses of estrogen and a hysterectomy. The girl cannot sit up, walk, or use language, receives nutrition through a gastrostomy tube inserted into her stomach, and has some degree of intellectual disability.
Iraq policy gives up on public support
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
With his new Iraq policy, President Bush essentially has written off any prospect of regaining broad support at home for his course of action, in the slender hope of finding the key to military success and political agreements in Baghdad.
Apartment fire displaces 8 residents
No one injured in two-alarm blaze that started from burning pan
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
A two-alarm fire displaced eight Lawrence residents Saturday evening as firefighters fought frigid temperatures and saved the other half of an apartment building from sustaining damage.
Pianists keyed up for big gig
January 14, 2007 in print edition on D1
It would take a lot of fingers to keep 18 grand pianos going for four straight hours, but members of the Kansas City Music Teachers Association aren’t worried. They’ve got plenty.
Kansas women tumble
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
If someone had told Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson that Nebraska guard Kiera Hardy would score only 11 points on 4-for-11 shooting, Henrickson would have liked her chances Saturday night.
Kaun comes alive
Center shrugs off early foul problems
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C6
Things didn’t start particularly well for Sasha Kaun on Saturday.
Recipes without remorse
January 14, 2007
Here are some recipes for you to enjoy these comfort-food months. Recipes courtesy of Judy Doherty, executive editor of Communicating Food for Health, and Susan Krumm, of the Douglas County Extension Office.
Kansas delegation focuses on Farm Bill
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Members of the Kansas delegation to Congress know most of their work this year will involve reauthorization of the Farm Bill.
Lawmakers plan to think big in 2007
Politicians to address issues like health care, energy, tax breaks and university repairs
January 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
The 2007 Legislature has turned into a summit of big ideas.
Tips to tackle common basement organization problems
January 14, 2007
When the weather outside gets frightful, why not clean the dreaded basement?
Buckeyes solve SEC, ranked teams
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
Ron Lewis finally gave Ohio State’s fans something to smile about.
Weather postpones OSU-NU
January 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Bad weather kept the Oklahoma State men’s basketball team from heading north to Nebraska, so Saturday’s game against the Huskers in Lincoln was postponed.
Spring sings
Season offers bouquet of local arts happenings
January 14, 2007 in print edition on D1