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Archive for Friday, January 23, 2009

Also from January 23

Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, Jan. 22, 2009 LHS boys vs. Denver Lincoln High
Podcasts
Polls
Should prosecutors be allowed to carry concealed guns in county courthouses?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
61%
Yes
 
34%
Not sure
 
4%
Total 526
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Located along U.S. 400 in southeastern Butler County, the Elk River Wind Project is Kansas' biggest wind farm, shown here in this file photo. Wind energy advocates are urging the state to increase electric generation through renewable sources, saying it would boost the state’s economy. Legislators urged to require utilities to use more renewable energy sources
January 21, 2009 in print edition on 5A
Wind energy advocates and rural officials Wednesday urged the Legislature to require utilities to increase electric generation through renewable sources, saying it would boost the state’s economy.
6:00 a.m.
Tonganoxie sixth-grader detained after explosive device confiscated at school
12:21 p.m., January 22, 2009 Updated 11:36 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A sixth-grade student had no intent to cause harm when he brought a dangerous explosive device to school on Thursday, school and law enforcement officials said.
10:00 a.m.
Students in the enrichment class at Pinckney Elementary dropped eggs from a second story window Thursday. Thomas Becker watches his egg structure fall after he released it. It did not survive. Students take crack at engineering
January 23, 2009 in print edition on 1A
A second-story window and a few dozen eggs is all that a few Pinckney School students needed to get a smashing lesson in engineering.
2:00 p.m.
Attitude adjustment: Lawrence author explores link between rock music and subversive humor
January 23, 2009
Like many teens growing up in England during the late 1970s, Iain Ellis became smitten with the burgeoning punk rock scene.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas forward Mario Little swings around Texas A&M guard Derrick Roland for a bucket during the first half Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. Little poses new threat
January 23, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Mario Little’s career-high 15-point scoring outburst against Texas A&M may have given Kansas University’s future basketball opponents something to think about.

All stories

Sunset Hill parent files for Lawrence school board
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B3
The former chairman of the Douglas County Democrats has filed for election to a seat on the Lawrence school board.
Court hearing scheduled for Tonganoxie youth suspected of taking explosive device to school
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
A 12-year-old Tonganoxie boy who took a homemade explosive device to school Thursday will appear Monday in Leavenworth County District Court.
Turnpike construction will also take place at night
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A1
Work to build new Kansas Turnpike bridges across the Kansas River is becoming a seven-days-a-week job.
Kasold reconstruction work could be fast-tracked
January 23, 2009
Planning on an estimated $6 million reconstruction of Kasold Drive in southwest Lawrence soon could be on the fast track.
Chiefs fire Herm Edwards
04:40 p.m., January 23, 2009 Updated 05:11 p.m.
Herm Edwards, the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs during the worst two-year span in team history, was fired Friday.
Congressman Moran honored at Cottonwood for supporting people with disabilities in work force
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B4
Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran was honored in Lawrence Friday for his support of programs for people with disabilities in the work force.
No arrest in incident involving gun at LHS
School reacts swiftly after Tuesday report
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence High School student who admitted he brought a gun to school has not been arrested, police said Friday.
Incumbent files for re-election to Lawrence school board
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B3
One Lawrence school board member will seek a second term in office.
Shred-a-thon planned March 5 in Lawrence
January 23, 2009
Kansans will have a chance in March to safely destroy documents they no longer need but which have personal information on them.
Hoping for the best, Sebelius creates task force to spend federal stimulus money
Kansas could receive $1.7 billion if the federal proposal is approved
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A7
Facing a growing state budget deficit, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday formed a group to plan for the implementation of a possible federal economic recovery package that is being worked on in Congress.
Battle lines being drawn over how to cut state budget
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A1
Senate Republican leaders said Friday they will propose an across-the-board budget cut as part of a $300 million deficit reduction plan.
Skeleton of Republican’s budget cut plan begins to emerge from Legislature
January 23, 2009
The Senate budget committee’s chairman plans to outline a plan Monday with targeted spending cuts proposed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and other, across-the-board reductions to eliminate a state budget deficit.
Lincoln, slavery
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor:Leonard Pitts is an excellent writer but a dishonest historian.
Sebelius makes KU Hospital appointments
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B8
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has appointed a Stilwell man to the Kansas University Hospital Authority.
Fun is over; the hard part begins
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A7
“What does change mean?” asked Woodrow Wilson in his inaugural address. That is a question that will soon be answered by President Barack Obama.
KU has many weapons
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Kansas basketball team is taking on the characteristics of a deluxe Swiss army knife. That’s good, because it can drive opposing coaches batty as they try to prepare defenses for the Jayhawks as the Big 12 season gets serious.
‘Frost/Nixon’ stages fascinating battle of wills
January 23, 2009
In this corner, the president who resigned in disgrace, the man they call “Tricky Dick” for good reason, Richard M. Nixon.
Ill. governor’s lawyer may sue to stop trial
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A6
Facing almost certain defeat in a Senate impeachment trial, Gov. Rod Blagojevich might ask the courts to step in and block a proceeding that he considers “a sham,” a lawyer for the Democratic governor said Thursday.
Kennedy withdrawal a political mystery
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A8
Caroline Kennedy’s mysteriously abrupt decision to abandon her Senate bid gave rise to an ugly swirl of accusations Thursday and feverish speculation over whether she jumped or was pushed.
Castro thinks he won’t be around in 4 years
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A2
Fidel Castro said Thursday he doubts he’ll make it to the end of Barack Obama’s four-year term and instructed Cuban officials to start making their decisions without taking him into account.
Kim Jong Il meets with Chinese official
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A2
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il met today with a senior official from China in Pyongyang, Chinese state media reported, the first known meeting between the reclusive leader and a foreign dignitary since he reportedly fell ill last August.
Students take crack at engineering
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A1
A second-story window and a few dozen eggs is all that a few Pinckney School students needed to get a smashing lesson in engineering.
President gets to keep his BlackBerry
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A2
After facing down his top security advisers, President Barack Obama won the right Thursday to be the BlackBerry user-in-chief.
W. Va. stuns G’town
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B4
A recap of men’s Top 25 basketball action.
LHS boys win; girls second
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B3
It may seem a bit harsh considering the man has taught her everything she knows about the sport, but maybe Kurt Husted shouldn’t come watch his daughter Danielle bowl anymore.
Man considered bank error ‘a gift from God’
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A2
A Pennsylvania man says he considered it divine providence when a bank error put more than $175,000 in his and his wife’s account.
Microsoft cuts 5,000 jobs in first layoffs
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B7
Microsoft Corp. will make the first mass layoffs in its 34-year history, cutting 5,000 jobs as demand for personal computers falls and even one of the world’s richest companies gets burned by the recession.
Kinedyne’s quality management honored
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B7
The Lawrence facility for Kinedyne is the company’s first in the nation to receive an international certification for its quality management.
De Soto girls tumble
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B4
De Soto kept putting up threes, but they didn’t fall in a 50-40 loss to Jefferson County West.
Democrats pledge to help workers
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B7
Democrats in the state Legislature on Thursday pledged to push an agenda that they said would help Kansas workers and their families during tough economic times.
Focus lost
Lions can’t hold on to early 15-point lead
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High’s boys basketball players are used to counting the shots taken by senior guard Dorian Green. They’re just not used to stopping so soon.
Pump patrol
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.74 at several locations.
Rally marks Roe v. Wade anniversary
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A2
Tens of thousands of abortion opponents rallied Thursday on the National Mall to mark the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade amid concerns they could face political setbacks under the new president.
Requests flood in for Franklin’s custom hat
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B6
The calls began to flood Luke Song’s hat shop not long after Aretha Franklin finished belting out “My Country, ’Tis of Thee” at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Capitol Federal makes changes to its board
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B7
John C. “Jack” Dicus, Capitol Federal Financial chairman, announced his retirement during the annual meeting Jan. 14 after 50 years of service. He also announced John B. Dicus will assume the role of chairman and continue as president and chief executive officer. As chairman emeritus, Jack Dicus will continue to serve as part of the Capitol Federal management team and as a trustee for Capitol Federal Foundation.
2 condemned to death for role in milk crisis
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A2
A Chinese court sentenced two men to death and a dairy boss to life in prison Thursday for their roles in producing and selling infant formula tainted with melamine, a deadly industrial chemical added to watered-down milk in order to fool inspectors and increase profits.
Attitude adjustment: Lawrence author explores link between rock music and subversive humor
January 23, 2009
Like many teens growing up in England during the late 1970s, Iain Ellis became smitten with the burgeoning punk rock scene.
On the record
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A4
Law enforcement report
Little poses new threat
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
Mario Little’s career-high 15-point scoring outburst against Texas A&M may have given Kansas University’s future basketball opponents something to think about.
Get a C.L.U.E. about your next property
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B7
We are selling our longtime home and have picked out a new one that we want to buy. We are following your advice to make our purchase offer contingent on getting a mortgage to finance the transaction and on obtaining a satisfactory home-inspection report, but our real estate agent suggests that we also make the offer contingent on obtaining an acceptable report concerning any history of the home’s involvement in insurance claims. Is this really necessary? How would we get such a report — would we simply have to take the seller’s word for it?
KU swimming team loses to Arkansas
January 23, 2009
The Kansas University swimming and diving team fell to No. 19 Arkansas, 165-135, Thursday evening at Arkansas Natatorium.
Academic push
New NCAA academic rankings will follow coaches from one school to another.
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A7
An important story that should be of particular interest to Kansas University and KU basketball fans was tucked away inside USA Today earlier this week.
Comics collide: Pick ‘X-Men’ or ‘Batman’
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B6
The comic-book rivalry between Marvel and DC moves to the small screen. “Wolverine and the X-Men” (7 p.m., Nicktoons) offers young viewers an hour-long introduction to an epic tale of mutant outcasts fighting for pride and survival against a cruel and despotic regime that uses them as a scapegoat to increase its control over society.
Perez 20 under at Hope
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B2
Pat Perez shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday to become the first player in PGA Tour history to play a 36-hole stretch in a tournament in 20 under, keeping him two strokes in front in the Bob Hope Classic.
Obama cites U.S. values in order to close Guantanamo
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A2
Breaking forcefully with Bush anti-terror policies, President Barack Obama ordered major changes Thursday that he said would halt the torture of suspects, close down the Guantanamo detention center, ban secret CIA prisons overseas and fight terrorism “in a manner that is consistent with our values and our ideals.”
Horoscopes
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B6
You’ll make a difference this year if you slow down. Work on listening to your inner voice more often to get into contact with the possibilities. Inside, you might be experiencing a tremendous transformation unseen by many. If you are single, you could have the choice of several suitors. If you are attached, relating becomes even more easy than in the past. Capricorn is your natural healer.
Lawrence High wins one and only home meet
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
Still soaking wet from the evening’s final swimming event, Will Pendleton and Skylar Koerner ventured over to the silver Dell laptop near the entrance of Lawrence High’s Knox Natatorium — the laptop with the final team scoring results from Thursday’s Lawrence High Invitational.
Top Democratic consultant on FBI Blagojevich tapes
January 23, 2009 in print edition on A6
A partner in a prominent, Washington-based political consulting firm is among those secretly recorded discussing ways Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich can cash in on President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.
Free State boys drop 9th straight
January 23, 2009 in print edition on B4
Free State fell to host McPherson, 75-57, in the McPherson Invitational.