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Sebelius looking to increase toll prices to pay for university repairs
January 31, 2007
Under a new plan outlined by Gov. Sebelius, tolls on the Kansas Turnpike would increase to pay for repairs on state university campuses.
Local residents brave the elements to give their input on city growth
January 31, 2007
A week-long workshop began tonight at City Hall to establish ways to build more traditional neighborhoods throughout Lawrence.
Famous hot dog vehicle visits Lawrence
January 31, 2007
The famous ‘Oscar Meyer Weiner-Mobile’ made it’s way to Lawrence, today. The vehicle is 1 of 6 which travel across the country.
Local leadership group looking to get more young people involved
January 31, 2007
Leadership Lawrence is looking to make a miniature version of itself. Recent graduates have developed a new program called the P.I.E.C.E. Project. Organizers are hoping to get more young people involved.
Freezing temperatures pave way for ice skating fun
January 31, 2007
Just turn on some water, and let mother nature do the rest. With temperatures so low in the area, several area residents are taking advantage of the freezing weather by ice skating.
Former Lawrence school administrator looking for a seat on school board
January 31, 2007
Marlene Merrill is one of eight candidates in the running for a position on the Lawrence school board.
Gifted students feel ‘Left Behind’
January 31, 2007
Gifted students from across the state headed to Topeka today, to say that the ‘No Child Left Behind Act’ keeps them from excelling in school.
Judge questions state’s evidence in charges related to ‘Vital Murder’
January 31, 2007
A judge questions the state’s evidence against a woman charged with obstruction of justice regarding the Anthony Vital murder investigation.
LHS Lady Lions are the hottest team in Lawrence
January 31, 2007
After a big tournament win in Topeka, the Lawrence High Lady Lions basketball team is looking poised for a good post-season run.
History is on the ‘Hawks’ side
January 31, 2007
If history proves to repeat itself, then Texas A & M would have no chance to beat KU this Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Several election forums planned for City Commission race
January 31, 2007
Several forums are planned between now and the City Commission election night in April.
Was alcohol a factor in fatal rollover accident?
January 31, 2007
It appears alcohol may have been a factor in an accident Tuesday morning which claimed the life of a KU student.
KU women lose heartbreaker to Texas Tech
January 31, 2007
In a tightly-fought battle, the Jayhawks were unable to come away with a win against Texas Tech, losing by a mere point, 66-65.
Southwest students, teachers ready for addition, end of portable classrooms
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A1
The days are numbered for portable classrooms at Lawrence’s Southwest Junior High School. And it couldn’t come sooner for students who were walking to class in the snowy, cold weather Wednesday. “I don’t want to walk out here anymore,” said Amanda Fevurly, a seventh-grader, as she hurried between the main building and one of the six portable classrooms. “It won’t be much longer,” chimed in Allison Harwood, also a seventh-grader.
Lawrence woman to wait on charges related to Vital murder
Judge skeptical of charges
January 31, 2007
Audrey Ferguson, 49, is charged with obstruction in relation to the murder of Anthony Vital. She appeared at a preliminary hearing Wednesday to answer charges that she tried to prevent her roommate from being interviewed about her knowledge of “a felony investigation.”
Official English’ bill draws crowd to committee hearing
No action taken
January 31, 2007
Supporters of making English the official language of Kansas said Wednesday the change will encourage immigrants to assimilate. But opponents of House Bill 2140 said the measure was discriminatory, divisive and could hinder efforts by local governments to provide necessary information.
Winter weather closings announced
Let us know your closing
04:01 p.m., January 31, 2007 Updated 05:02 p.m.
Two churches have cancelled Wednesday evening activities due to snow: First United Methodist Church and First Southern Baptist Church. Small World International School said it was closing Thursday. E-mail your cancellation to
Police report released in fatal accident
January 31, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, alcohol may have been a factor in recent fatal accident, and students and faculty at Southwest Junior High prepare for a big move.
Sheriff’s report: Fatal accident result of alcohol, speeding
Kyle Almeida died in Tuesday accident
12:06 p.m., January 31, 2007 Updated 12:33 p.m.
The report, released today by the sheriff’s office, also shows that the driver, 22-year-old Kyle Almeida, was going too fast for the conditions on the gravel stretch of East 1600 Road.
Sebelius plan would raise tolls to pay for university repairs
Governor unveils her proposal Wednesday morning
January 31, 2007
The proposal calls for spending $575 million over the next seven years. Of that amount, $300 million would come from a surcharge on turnpike tolls of up to 5 percent per year for seven years.
Statewide smoking ban passes out of committee
But opt-out provision lets counties decide otherwise
January 31, 2007
The bill would impose a statewide smoking ban but allow county commissioners to opt out of the prohibition. If they do, voters would then have the ability to overturn that decision.
Exhibit features local artists, students
January 31, 2007 in print edition on D5
CornerBank’s current art show features colorful paints by local artists Susan Ashline and Vaughn Cowden and several sculptures by two KU graduate students, Dave Werdin-Kennicott and Stephanie Sailer.
Big dippers
Local stars reveal their favorite dips for Super Bowl Sunday
January 31, 2007 in print edition on D1
Robert Hemenway can’t imagine a Super Bowl without his favorite dip: guacamole.
High school to test for students’ weekend drinking
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A3
Some teenagers who drink over the weekend could be in big trouble come Monday morning: A New Jersey school district plans to institute random urine tests capable of detecting whether alcohol was consumed up to 80 hours earlier.
Democratic farce
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: The Bush administration insists the goal of its war in Iraq is to spread democracy to the Middle East. In our midterm elections, the majority of American voters strongly differed with the administration’s policy by overwhelmingly voting against the war, an example of exercising our democratic process.
Energy approach
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: It has been a week since a group of major corporations issued a “Call for Swift Action on Global Climate Change.” There has not been much local media coverage on this group or their plan.
Iverson sidelined by sprained ankle
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C4
Nuggets guard Allen Iverson will miss tonight’s game against the Trail Blazers in Portland after spraining his right ankle.
Widow convicted of poisoning Marine
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A3
A woman was convicted Tuesday of murdering her Marine husband with arsenic so she could cash in on his $250,000 life insurance policy, some of which she used to have her breasts enlarged.
Really not that different
Manning, Grossman alike in category that matters most
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C1
One has been called Da Worst, the other is Da Man. Rex Grossman of the Bears vs. Peyton Manning of the Colts in the biggest Super Bowl mismatch ever. Not close to being true, of course, but it’s perception that counts.
Writer Sidney Sheldon dies at 89
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A2
Sidney Sheldon, who won awards in three careers - Broadway theater, movies and television - then at age 50 turned to writing best-selling novels about stalwart women who triumph in a hostile world of ruthless men, has died. He was 89.
Drug maker funds lobbying efforts on cervical cancer vaccine
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A3
Merck & Co. is helping bankroll efforts to pass state laws requiring girls as young as 11 or 12 to receive the drugmaker’s new vaccine against the sexually transmitted cervical-cancer virus.
Pollution standards threaten energy goals
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A8
Environmental and energy security goals have a way of clashing.
James skips game to rest big toe
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C4
Cleveland forward LeBron James decided to rest his sprained right big toe by sitting out the Cavaliers’ game Tuesday night against Golden State.
Palestinian cease-fire begins to take hold
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A6
Gaza’s warring factions began to hold their fire Tuesday as a truce took effect across the volatile territory and brought hopes for an end to the infighting that has left 36 people dead in five days.
FAA proposes raising pilot retirement age
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed raising the retirement age for commercial pilots to 65 from 60, a decision that could help older pilots cope with diminished salaries and retirement benefits but would slow career advancement for younger pilots.
College student jailed after reporting rape
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A3
A woman who told police she had been raped was jailed for two days after officers found an old warrant accusing her of failing to pay restitution for a 2003 theft arrest.
Wage showdown shapes up
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Senate cleared the way for an increase in the minimum wage Tuesday, but only with business tax breaks that House Democrats want removed.
Lecompton bridge bid on Douglas County agenda
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B3
Douglas County commissioners tonight will consider awarding a contract for repairing the Kansas River bridge at Lecompton.
Holocaust insurance case in U.S. court
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Nazis were about to arrest his family in 1944, and Alex Moskovic remembers his father burying family documents in a 3-foot-deep hole under the shed behind their home in Czechoslovakia.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C3
Fans, media and coaches alike were shaking their heads in amazement as Kansas University raced to a 43-8 lead en route to a 76-56 victory against Nebraska on Monday at Devaney Center.
Legislature attempting to prevent higher tax for schools
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Senate on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to legislation that Lawrence school district officials say they need to prevent a possible tax increase.
January 31, 2007 in print edition on D2
¢ Soup with winter greens and chickpeas ¢ Spicy pumpkin & Potato chowder w/ lime, cilantro
Body Boutique hires personal trainer
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B6
Amber Long is a new personal trainer at Body Boutique, Lawrence.
Animal hospital earns accreditation
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B6
Clinton Parkway Animal Hospital, Lawrence, recently received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association.
Diplomacy needed to contain Iraq conflict
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B10
The pristine, snowy mountains of this ski town present a picture totally different from scenes of bloody Baghdad.
Tech awaits KU women
Teams last in Big 12 in shooting
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C3
Texas Tech defied the odds Saturday. Despite shooting a season-low 26.3 percent (15 of 57), the Red Raiders recorded an improbable 49-48 victory over No. 24-ranked Texas.
Credit due
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Bill Getz (letter, Jan. 25) attributes “Because that’s where the money is” (reason for robbing banks) to Pretty Boy Floyd.
Notre Dame hits 100 at Dome
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C6
Notre Dame became the first team to crack the century mark in the Carrier Dome in 10 years.
South squads allergic to Allen
Kansas men perfect at fieldhouse against Big 12 South
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C1
Here’s a crazy statistic that figures to garner much attention nationally between now and Saturday night:
Attacks kill 60 on Shiite holy day
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A7
Attackers using bombs, rockets and guns killed at least 60 Shiite worshippers Tuesday as they observed their most sacred holiday, Iraqi officials said.
The human family
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: Why must anyone defend their beliefs? Aren’t we all on a journey to self-knowledge and to find a way to eliminate our destructive emotions and live in harmony with everyone?
Brownback: It’s time to tackle global warming
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B3
On a day when the temperature didn’t reach double digits, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas called for reductions in greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.
Former inmate advocates against death penalty
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B4
Death penalty opponents Tuesday introduced legislation that would do away with capital punishment in Kansas after a former death row inmate talked about how he was almost killed by a broken judicial system.
Baylor trips CU to end skid
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C6
Baylor found the right antidote to cure a four-game losing streak.
Wichita State holds on to upend slumping UNI
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C6
Kyle Wilson scored 24 points to lead Wichita State past Northern Iowa, 67-61, Tuesday night, sending the Panthers to their third straight loss.
Reporter adds another contradiction in CIA case
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A8
Reporter Judith Miller testified Tuesday that former vice presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby identified a CIA operative to her on two occasions on dates earlier than he has told investigators he first heard the information from another reporter.
Investigators: Millions in reconstruction aid wasted
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A7
The U.S. government wasted tens of millions of dollars in Iraq reconstruction aid, including scores of unaccounted-for weapons and a never-used camp for housing police trainers with an Olympic-size swimming pool, investigators say.
Anti-aircraft missiles to boost air defense
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A6
Venezuela plans to obtain air defense missiles to guard strategic sites such as oil refineries and major bridges against any air strike, a top military adviser to President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday.
Baldwin boys show mettle with rally
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C5
Drew Berg scored 23 points, Blake Wieden added 17, and Sam Scott contributed 14 points and 14 rebounds as Baldwin won a thriller.
On the record
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B2
Committee postpones action on statewide smoking ban bill
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B4
A proposed statewide ban on smoking in most indoor workplaces is smoldering in a Senate committee.
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B6
Lebo’s big front line wears down Eagles
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C5
Senior Nathan Hammer scored 12 points in Veritas Christian’s 56-38 loss to Lebo on Tuesday night in boys basketball.
Aggies escape with win
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C6
Danielle Gant hit the game-winning free throw with one second left to lift No. 18 Texas A&M to a 64-63 victory over Oklahoma State on Tuesday night.
Cuban TV images of Castro are first in three months
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A6
For the first time in three months, images of ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro were broadcast on state-run television Tuesday night, showing him meeting with close ally and friend Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Harrah’s says casino may be turned over to tribe early
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B12
Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. officials say the company may leave a casino owned by the Prairie Band of the Potawatomi Nation earlier than planned.
For starters
A local resident was an early advocate of child safety seats in vehicles.
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B10
Child safety seats in motor vehicles frequently have been in the news recently, primarily because of erroneous information circulated about the devices in the much-trusted Consumer Reports publication.
Dinner, a movie … and a background check
Online daters hook up with security industry to weed out bad seeds
January 31, 2007 in print edition on D1
Kimberly Hall was twice betrayed by men she met dating online. Both turned out to be married.
Sale sweetens stuffed pepper recipe
January 31, 2007 in print edition on D1
I walked into an area supermarket last week and encountered a mountainous display of red and yellow bell peppers. Even though the store wasn’t giving away the peppers at $1 apiece, the sale price was enough of a reduction to cause a minor grocery cart traffic jam near the store entrance.
KU student dies in rollover wreck
Fatality raises questions about safety of road on SE edge of Lawrence
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A1
At both his home in Warrensburg, Mo., and here in the architecture department at Kansas University, Kyle Almeida had family.
Bryant suspended for striking Ginobili
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kobe Bryant was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Tuesday for striking San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili in the face.
Architect teams up on Colorado project
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B6
Sven Alstrom, an architect and owner of Ecological Architecture, Lawrence, recently returned from a trip to Colorado, where his firm is working on the remodeling of a commercial building in downtown Crested Butte.
Ancient homes uncovered near Stonehenge site
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A6
New excavations near the mysterious circle at Stonehenge in South England have uncovered dozens of homes where hundreds of people lived - at roughly the same time 4,600 years ago that the giant stone slabs were being erected.
Funds could come from turnpike
Sebelius to release her plan today of getting money for university repair projects
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B1
Could turnpike tolls be used to pay for repairs at public universities?
Some packaging, containers unsafe for cooking
January 31, 2007 in print edition on D3
Q: I know you’ve said that I shouldn’t use brown paper bags for cooking. Are there other items that we also shouldn’t use?
Assistants fired by Kline not working but on payroll
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B5
Eight staff members fired by Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline the day he took office remain on the payroll but are not working, a federal judge was told Monday.
Lawrence man pleads to crack cocaine charge
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence man will face at least five years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to federal drug charges.
Senate endorses permanent lottery
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B4
Time was when the very mention of the Kansas Lottery was guaranteed to generate a raucous debate about the evils of gambling versus the need for more state income. Not so Tuesday.
Notable project
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B10
To the editor: At a time when we are faced with the specter of global warming, when electricity costs are climbing and when we have heavily polluting coal plants being proposed in Kansas, the importance of the Southwest Junior High School solar project cannot be exaggerated.
Recycling supervisor takes Spokane job
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B1
The city leader who is responsible for overseeing Lawrence’s recycling efforts has accepted a job in Spokane, Wash.
Iron unkind
Final shot fails Free State
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C1
As Kris Wilson let go of a three-pointer, everyone in the Free State High gym stared at the rotation of the basketball.
Clinic offers tips on infield improvement
January 31, 2007
Saturday at the Turnin’ Two infielders baseball clinic at Lawrence High, nearly 40 local youth got the chance to learn about the game of baseball from players and coaches who have performed at high levels. Kevin Hooper, an infielder with the Detroit Tigers and Lawrence native, and Richie Price, a former Kansas University baseball player currently in the Mets organization, took time out as they do every offseason to help conduct various camps and clinics.
Lawrence Futsal shows international style
January 31, 2007
Playing soccer on a basketball court at the East Lawrence Rec Center may seem a little out of place for some, but for 10-year-old Galal Abdul-Salaam, it’s a far cry from where he once played. “We used to play in the sand,” Abdul-Salaam, who plays indoor soccer with Lawrence Futsal, said. “We played up to our ankles.” Abdul-Salaam was born in Saudi Arabia and remembers those days playing in less than ideal conditions.
Appeals court overturns murder conviction
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B2
Prosecutors improperly excluded a black potential juror from a man’s murder trial, an appeals panel narrowly ruled Tuesday in overturning his conviction and ordering a new trial.
Eiffel Tower to go dark ahead of report
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A6
Which is spookier: the threat of global warming or a blackout at the Eiffel Tower?
Contractor blamed for slow pace of recovery
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A5
Nearly eight months after it was hired by the state, a consulting company in charge of dispensing billions in federal aid to people whose homes were damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita has received 103,000 applications but handed out fewer than 400 grants.
NBA living large again as centers step up
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C4
Over the past few years, it seemed traditional centers in the mold of Shaquille O’Neal had gone the way of the dinosaur. Not anymore.
Moving KU game a mistake
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B11
Over the years my wife, Karen, and I have tried very hard to support Lawrence, Lecompton and Douglas County in every way possible.
Propane explosion levels W.Va. gas station
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A3
Fumes from a leaking propane tank exploded inside a convenience store near a ski resort Tuesday, shattering the building into a pile of debris and killing at least four people, authorities said.
Ex-doctor seeks trial in children’s fire deaths
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B8
A former Johnson County physician who pleaded no contest in the fire deaths of two of her children asked the Kansas Supreme Court to let her withdraw the pleas, citing advances in arson detection.
Finding sweet deals for your valentine
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B6
Our ratings can help you choose the best floral or chocolate gift for your money for your beloved on Valentine’s Day.
Broadcast booth still lacks diversity
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C2
The media are making a big deal out of Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy becoming the first African-American head coaches in the Super Bowl.
Next chief wants to ‘redefine’ U.S. goals
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A7
It may be time to “redefine the goals” for Iraq, the admiral President Bush picked to lead U.S. forces in the Middle East told Congress on Tuesday as lawmakers of both parties maneuvered for leverage against Bush’s proposed troop buildup.
AD Perkins: KU fans ‘love’ ticket program
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins was interviewed by the Boston Globe, which was doing a story on the possibility of the Boston College athletic department going to a ticket points system similar to KU’s.
LHS student wins photography award
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B3
A Lawrence High School student has won a national award for his photography.
Chiefs’ Steadman retiring
Executive to step down after 47-year career
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C2
Jack Steadman, a member of the Kansas City Chiefs’ front office since their founding in 1960 as the AFL’s Dallas Texans, announced his retirement Tuesday.
Rachael Ray offers tasty Valentine’s meal ideas
January 31, 2007 in print edition on D5
For a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, celebrity chef Rachael Ray suggests a simple pepper steak with cognac sauce accompanied by a salad topped with caramelized onions and followed by demitasse cups of chocolate pudding.
Local Burger owner joins ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’ for healthy meals
January 31, 2007 in print edition on D5
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Local Burger: Cooking Fresh, Organic and Local Foods.”
Strong starts carry Seahawks
Seabury enjoys big first halves to sweep Englewood Christian
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C5
Ryan Gutierrez was lights out - literally - for the Seabury Academy boys basketball squad in a thrilling 51-47 victory over Englewood Christian on Tuesday.
Woodling: Bonnie’s bunch bummin’
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C1
Lent doesn’t begin for another three weeks, yet all patrons who enter Allen Fieldhouse tonight will receive a string of Mardi Gras beads. Bad timing or bad symbolism or both?
PBS examines Supreme Court
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A2
Listen to cable news, talk radio and popular televangelists, and you frequently hear criticism of the courts. This is hardly new. As “The Supreme Court” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings, concludes next Wednesday) makes clear, battles over the power and influence of Supreme Court decisions have been going on since the days of the founding fathers.
Doctors question KU Med proposal
Group urges caution on affiliation with Missouri hospitals
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A1
A group representing nearly 5,000 Kansas doctors is expressing concern about the Kansas University Medical Center’s plans to launch an affiliation with private St. Luke’s Hospital across the state line.
Pump patrol
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
What waste! City operation rewarded for water treatment
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B1
There’s one more place to look to see that Lawrence is an environmentally friendly community: in the sewers.
Military pact nets new jobs
Kinedyne plans to add 30 positions
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B6
Another five-year contract to make cargo nets for the U.S. Air Force means another 30 workers will be hired at Kinedyne Corp. in Lawrence.
States target foreclosure fraud
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B7
After Ivan Eicher lost his job, he and his wife Delores fell several months behind on their house payments. Facing foreclosure, they accepted an offer from a company that promised to help them keep the home where they’d lived for more than 20 years.
Disunion lingers in Capitol
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B11
So much of what President Bush said in his State of the Union address ought to have been said and done when Republicans held a congressional majority.
Bulldog trio look forward to basketball future
January 31, 2007
When the final buzzer sounded Jan. 20 at Lawrence High, the Southwest ninth-grade girls basketball team concluded an impressive 17-0 season by defeating South, 50-37. But the end of the game also signified that for Ashli Hill, Cassie Potter and Jasmyn Turner, their time together as teammates had run out.
Lawmakers hear of interference on climate science
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A8
Federal scientists have been pressured by the White House to play down global warming, advocacy groups testified Tuesday at the Democrats’ first investigative hearing since taking control of Congress.
South Junior High fall 2006-07 Honor Roll
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B2
South Junior High School announced its fall semester 2006-2007 honor roll.
Experts dispute risks of using stun guns on pregnant women
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B8
Tianesha Robinson was about four months pregnant last fall when she was jolted with a Taser stun gun while resisting arrest during a traffic stop.
Lawrence Datebook
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B2
Roberts to rally support for lab effort
Legislators will learn more about biodefense facility’s benefits to state
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A1
Kansas legislators will have the opportunity to hear how important to the state the proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility could be when U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts addresses them Monday.
Winter won’t loosen chilly grip soon
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A1
Old Man Winter has settled into the Lawrence area. Temperatures are expected to hover around the freezing mark through the weekend and today’s forecast calls for snow.
People in the news
January 31, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Police to reunite at Grammys ¢ Tribute to Bob Marley ¢ Webber to judge ‘Grease’ ¢ Brandy sued for $50 million by parents of crash victim
Survey to gauge public desire for new rec facilities
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B1
Community leaders within the next month should have a better idea of whether the public would support funding a major new recreation complex.
GOP-controlled House to settle race
January 31, 2007 in print edition on B5
The House will review a Democratic member’s two-vote victory in the November election, and Democrats worry Republicans will use their majority to remove him from office.
Not your ordinary owner
Younger Irsay brings eclectic approach to NFL
January 31, 2007 in print edition on C8
Jim Irsay defies the conventional image of an NFL owner.
January 31, 2007 in print edition on D6
For Wednesday, Jan. 31
Super sunday dip recipes
January 31, 2007 in print edition on D2