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Photo galleries
The day in photos, Jan. 30, 2009 Free State girls vs. Topeka West Lawrence High School boys vs. Hogan Prep
Podcasts
Polls
Was ESPN's Doug Gottlieb out of line when he said Cookie Miller was "acting like a punk" against KU?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
87%
Yes
 
11%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 1499
Where have you gotten most of the books you read over the past year?

Poll results

Response Percent
I buy them new.
 
30%
I buy them used.
 
25%
I get them from the library.
 
24%
I don’t read books.
 
11%
I borrow from a friend or relative.
 
5%
I get them as gifts.
 
3%
Total 856
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
David Tucker walks along the along the Kansas River, trying to ID people who might be living out in the cold. A study released Wednesday said the homeless population of Kansas was shrinking. Homeless population difficult to count
January 28, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence resident Peter Steimle spent his Wednesday morning performing a highly unusual task. As part of the nationwide Point-in-time Homeless Count, Steimly’s job was to walk through downtown Lawrence trying to find and interview homeless people.
6:00 a.m.
KU campus Liberal arts dean addresses budget cuts
January 30, 2009 in print edition on 3A
In Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, budget savings will be made by cutting faculty and graduate teaching assistant positions and trimming travel and some programs. Dean Joseph Steinmetz and other college faculty members spoke and answered questions from students for about an hour on Thursday afternoon.
10:00 a.m.
Kali Vukas, animal welfare specialist at the Lawrence Humane Society, grooms a young female Pekingese shih tzu that was recently brought in with dozens of other dogs that the state had confiscated from breeders. State seizes dozens of dogs
January 30, 2009 in print edition on 1A
It’s been a busy week for employees at the Lawrence Humane Society after the Kansas Animal Health Department seized dozens of dogs from two breeders. “They were in pretty terrible shape,” Lawrence Humane Society Executive Director Midge Grinstead said Thursday. “They smelled like a sewer. They’d been outside in the weather. They just looked really bad.”
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Sunflower Broadband general manager to talk about the transition from analog to digital television broadcasting
January 30, 2009
House Republicans this week defeated a bill to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting to June 12 — leaving an estimated 6.5 million U.S. households unprepared for the currently scheduled Feb. 17 switchover. Rod Kutemeier, Sunflower Broadband's general manager, will chat with readers about the transition at 1:30 p.m. Friday on LJWorld.com.
2:40 p.m.
Shawn Faulkner, a military history professor at Fort Leavenworth, holds a rifle during a presentation at Kansas University’s Military Science building. Faulkner offered historical tidbits about weapons to about 100 KU ROTC cadets, instructors and others on Thursday. Weapons expert takes aim at history
January 30, 2009 in print edition on 3A
When Gen. George Custer and his men were wiped out in the 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn, they were more than just outnumbered by the American Indians they faced. Many of the Indians had obtained Henry repeating rifles, which had a faster firing rate than the single shot Springfield rifles used by Custer’s 7th Cavalry.
6:00 p.m.
Ed Asner performs the role of anti-evolution statesman William Jennings Bryan in "The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial." Actor’s evolution: Kansas native Ed Asner returns home for unique, polarizing play
January 30, 2009 in print edition on 1C
At 79, Ed Asner is having no trouble finding work. The seven-time Emmy winner is still best known for his portrayal of Lou Grant, both on TV’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its equally revered spinoff “Lou Grant.” But lately he seems to be turning up most everywhere a wise and/or gruff role is to be had.

All stories

Report tries to put bullying in perspective
January 30, 2009
Bullying can be one of the worst experiences for students, but a new report tries to put these traumas in perspective.
Hedgehogs in the national news once more
January 30, 2009
Judson King and Little Luke have made it to the network level.
Jefferson County Republicans to choose new commissioner
January 30, 2009
Republican precinct committee members in southern Jefferson County will select a new Jefferson County commissioner Saturday morning.
City Hall recommending layoffs, facility closings in response to budget crisis
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A1
City Hall leaders are recommending layoffs and the closure of some city facilities to deal with expected state funding cuts that could begin this summer.
KMBC, KCWE return to Sunflower Broadband lineup
05:12 p.m., January 30, 2009 Updated 05:47 p.m. in print edition on B1
Sunflower Broadband and two Kansas City TV stations, KMBC and KCWE, and their parent company, Hearst-Argyle Television Inc., have reached an agreement that allows Sunflower to carry both televisions on its cable system, serving Lawrence and other communities in northeast Kansas.
No fine expected against unlicensed breeder
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
An unlicensed breeder in Douglas County won’t be fined under an agreement with the state.
Hy-Vee recalls certain peanut-containing products
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
Hy-Vee Inc. is voluntarily recalling its party mix and peanut brittle because the products contain whole peanuts that have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
Lawrence software developers create a hit with iPhone grocery app
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A1
Two Lawrence computer software makers made a name for themselves after creating a grocery list application for Apple iPhones.
KU employee heading to Arkansas to help state recover after ice storm
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
A Kansas University worker is responding to Arkansas, which was among several states hit hard by a recent ice storm.
Here is a list of recently announced food recalls
January 30, 2009
The list of foods being recalled continues to grow.
Farmers Turnpike project awaits stimulus help
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A5
Douglas County officials are putting the brakes on plans for rebuilding a busy stretch of the Farmers Turnpike northwest of Lawrence, hoping to grab a slice of whatever “economic recovery” plan emerges from lawmakers in Washington.
The day in photos
January 30, 2009
Images from the past 24 hours.
KU baseball player answers to charges related to incident outside Lawrence bar
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B8
A Kansas University baseball player will be placed on diversion for an incident outside a Lawrence bar, a city prosecutor said Friday.
Kansas legislators look to make opening casinos easier
January 30, 2009
Gambling is again an issue in the Kansas Legislature.
VNA celebrates milestone
Association has come a long way in 40 years
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
A nurse who had moved to Lawrence from the East Coast had a vision for her new community. She had worked for a visiting nurses association where nurses provided care inside a patient’s home. She wanted to offer that same service in Lawrence.
Officers investigate rape at local business
January 30, 2009
Officers are investigating the reported rape of a homeless person at a Lawrence business, police said.
Police investigating a rape reported in East Lawrence
January 30, 2009
Police are investigating the reported rape of a 22-year-old woman in East Lawrence.
House advances deficit reduction bill; would hit public schools harder than Senate plan
Democrats not pleased with proposal, which would reduce cuts on higher ed
10:10 a.m., January 30, 2009 Updated 05:18 p.m.
The chairman of a Kansas House committee floats a new plan for closing a state budget deficit.
Aldrich did break nose versus Nebraska
January 30, 2009
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on Friday said sophomore center Cole Aldrich broke his nose in Wednesday’s game at Nebraska.
People in the news
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B14
• Disney/ABC TV Group cuts 400 positions• James Brown survivors await estate settlement• Jennifer Hudson films new video• Hasselbeck of ‘The View’ is pregnant again• The hunt goes electric: Clancy books go digital• Stuntman injured on Harry Potter movie set• Robbers nab jewels from Sarkozy’s ex-wife
Army suicides at record high, surpassing civilians
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A12
Stressed by war and long overseas tours, U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year at the highest rate on record, the toll rising for a fourth straight year and even surpassing the suicide rate among comparable civilians.Army leaders said they were doing everything they could think of to curb the deaths and appealed for more mental health professionals to join and help out.
Shoe hurler inspires art
January 30, 2009 in print edition on C8
When an Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes at George W. Bush last month at a Baghdad press conference, the attack spawned a flood of Web quips, political satire and street rallies across the Arab world.Now it’s inspired a work of art.
Journalist to receive honor from KU school
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B16
Tom Curley, president and chief executive of The Associated Press and a leading industry voice on press freedom issues, has been named the 2009 recipient of the William Allen White Foundation’s national citation.Curley will receive the honor Feb. 6 at Kansas University.
Octuplets’ mother has 6 other children
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
The family of a woman who gave birth to octuplets this week in Southern California says she has six other young children at home. Angela Suleman, the woman’s mother, told The Los Angeles Times on Thursday that her daughter took fertility treatment but did not expect to give birth to eight children.
State counts its homeless
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B16
Bundled in a warm coat and hat, Ken Mildfelt sat next to a roaring fire in a metal drum to warm against the afternoon chill invading his home — a tent, sleeping bag and scattered belongings in a wooded area near the Kansas River.
Super Bowl history
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B9
The New York Giants shattered New England’s unbeaten season as Eli Manning hit Plaxico Burress on a 13-yard fade with 35 seconds left in the game.
Uncertainty grips Davos meeting
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A14
This year’s gathering of the world’s financial and political elite at the World Economic Forum opened Wednesday in this snowy Swiss mountain village. It is here not to celebrate capitalism, but to ponder what went wrong.
What’s in a name? Possibly juvenile delinquency
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
We know how hard it is to settle on a name for your little boy. You want something original. After all, you’re not giving birth to just anybody, are you? On the other hand, consider this: A couple of economists reported in Social Science Quarterly this week that there’s a link between having an unpopular name and ending up in trouble as a teen boy.
Blagojevich thrown out of office
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
Gov. Rod Blagojevich was thrown out of office Thursday without a single lawmaker coming to his defense, brought down by a government-for-sale scandal that stretched from Chicago to Capitol Hill and turned the foul-mouthed politician into a national punchline.
Arctic’s thaw brings security risks for NATO
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
NATO will need a military presence in the Arctic as global warming melts frozen sea routes and major powers rush to lay claim to lucrative energy reserves, the military bloc’s chief said Thursday. NATO commanders and lawmakers meeting in Iceland’s capital said the Arctic thaw is bringing the prospect of new standoffs between powerful nations.
Environmental program honors country club
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B15
Lawrence Country Club was named a 2008 Groundwater Guardian Green Site by the Groundwater Foundation in recognition of the site’s groundwater and environmental stewardship. The program began in 2007 to recognize good stewards of groundwater by encouraging managers of highly managed green spaces to implement, measure, and document their groundwater-friendly practices.
Blackwater will leave Iraq if U.S. orders it
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
Blackwater Worldwide, denied an operating license in Iraq, said Thursday it could leave the country within 72 hours but cautioned that such a move would cause more harm to the American diplomats it protects than the company itself.
Copies of Hemingway’s letters now at JFK Library
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A12
When Gaylord Johnson Jr. was struggling with a term paper at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., he figured he’d ask for help from someone who knew the material best: Ernest Hemingway. “I’ve read a couple of the Nick Adams stories and have also read critical material on the same,” Johnson wrote in a letter to Hemingway in 1956, referring to one of Hemingway’s most famous characters.
GOP gambles in opposing stimulus
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A6
Eight days after Barack Obama took office as a “change” president, House Republicans have made a huge political gamble that could set the tone for the next election cycle. In unanimously opposing the massive spending bill that Obama says is crucial to reviving the economy, they signaled they are not cowed by his November win or his calls for a new era of bipartisanship.
Work squeezes traffic at Sixth, Wakarusa
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
Contract crews are adding right-turn lanes at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, a temporary traffic squeeze leading up to this spring’s planned construction of a CVS Pharmacy and a new Taco Bell restaurant. For traffic headed west on Sixth, the right lane has been closed from just west of Folks Road to the intersection at Wakarusa. Also, traffic headed north on Wakarusa is blocked from using the right lane north of Sixth, to a point just south of Overland Drive.
LHS girls stopped by Washburn Rural
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence High girls basketball team lost, 54-42, against unbeaten Washburn Rural on Thursday at the Thunderbird Classic. Haley Parker had 11 to lead the Lions, who fell to 4-7 on the season.
Phenomenal Fitzgerald on verge of greatness
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B10
Larry Fitzgerald soars above the outstretched arms of defenders, caresses the football with his fingertips, and clings to it as he comes back down to earth.
Ford won’t seek aid despite ’08 loss
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B15
After the worst annual loss in its 105-year history, Ford Motor Co. still doesn’t plan to seek government aid, but it’s borrowing more money and hinting at further restructuring to brace for a tough 2009 and any surprises from the unpredictable economy.
KU track and field names team captains
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B7
Kansas University track and field coach Stanley Redwine on Thursday announced his 2009 team captains: Lauren Bonds, Sha’Ray Butler, Kelsey Erb, and Charity Stowers will lead the women, while Jordan Scott, Ryan Hays and Eric Fattig will lead the men.
Firebirds bowling falls to Eagles
Wagner paces FSHS with individual title
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B3
Ho-hum. Another 660 three-game series from Rob Wagner. The Firebirds’ top boys bowler actually seemed less than thrilled with that tally Thursday afternoon despite its ranking as the best three-game score of any bowler at Royal Crest Lanes, six pins better than Olathe North’s Ryan Engle.
Unemployment figures at 25-year high
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
Week by week, the numbers that measure the economy get worse, heading toward uncharted territory. The Labor Department released figures Thursday showing that the percentage of the workforce receiving unemployment benefits reached a 25-year high in mid-January. The raw numbers were the highest since the government started keeping records in 1967, though the workforce was smaller then.
Edwards takes ESPN job
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B2
Herm Edwards is moving from the sideline to the studio.
Alaska volcano has geologists on alert
January 30, 2009 in print edition on C8
Mount Redoubt, a volcano 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, is rumbling and simmering, prompting geologists to warn that an eruption may be imminent. Scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory have been monitoring activity round-the-clock since the weekend.
Abuse cases linked to fraud law
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A1
A federal prosecutor with a penchant for applying the law creatively is taking on the nation’s largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese in a child molestation case that could break ground for prosecuting high-ranking church officials.
Borrowers should take advantage of lock-in rates
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B15
We are in the final stages of refinancing our home. Last week, our mortgage broker called us to ask whether we want to lock in a guaranteed interest rate of 5.9 percent or let the rate “float” for another week or two. If we let the rate float and rates go down, we would get the lower rate. But if rates go higher, we would have to pay more. What should we do?
Obama signs first bill into law, on equal pay
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A6
Declaring that ending pay disparity is not just a women’s issue, President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday that gives workers more time to take their pay discrimination cases to court. Lilly Ledbetter, the Alabama woman whose story was the impetus behind the new law, stood alongside Obama as he signed the first bill of his presidency.
Common chemical causes locusts to swarm
January 30, 2009 in print edition on C8
A chemical that affects people’s moods also can transform easygoing desert locusts into terrifying swarms that ravage the countryside, scientists report. “Here we have a solitary and lonely creature, the desert locust. But just give them a little serotonin, and they go and join a gang,” observed Malcolm Burrows of the University of Cambridge in England.
Dreaded hair-tackle causing fear
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B10
Try this in high school or at the mall, and you’d have an all-out brawl. But at the Super Bowl, it’s perfectly OK: Go ahead and grab Larry Fitzgerald or Troy Polamalu by their long hair, then yank ’em down.
Obama sets casual tone for White House
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A6
Barack Obama has gone coatless in the Oval Office. His meetings sometimes run late. He opened a session with corporate CEOs with good-natured grousing about his kids’ snow days. And he gave GOP congressmen the green light to take a “whack” at him on Fox News.
Weapons expert takes aim at history
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
When Gen. George Custer and his men were wiped out in the 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn, they were more than just outnumbered by the American Indians they faced. Many of the Indians had obtained Henry repeating rifles, which had a faster firing rate than the single shot Springfield rifles used by Custer’s 7th Cavalry.
How many homeless?
It isn’t easy to get a handle on the problem of homelessness in Lawrence.
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A14
There apparently were some uncomfortable moments during Wednesday’s count of homeless people in Douglas County. Counting people who came to agencies that provide services for homeless people was relatively easy, but trying to find and count homeless people in other areas of town was more tricky.
Costas makes cameo on ‘Monk’
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B14
Super Bowl weekend begins early with a pigskin-themed episode of “Monk” (8 p.m., USA). The precinct house has playoff fever, a contagion not shared by the finicky detective. But he shocks the crew when he announces casually that he has press-box tickets, courtesy of announcer Bob Costas, who guest stars as himself. Or rather a cat-obsessed version of himself.
Lab confirmed salmonella for Georgia peanut plant
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A13
A lab company president called to testify before Congress in the salmonella outbreak investigation said Thursday that manufacturers “can’t retest away a positive result.” Charles Deibel, whose labs conducted tests for Peanut Corp. of America, said that if 100 containers were tested and only one or two turned up salmonella, the company should “throw the whole lot out.”
Veritas wins third straight
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B11
Melissa Hardee scored 16 points, and Veritas Christian claimed its third straight girls basketball victory, 51-15, on Thursday night against Plaza Heights.
Hard to bring down
Disability doesn’t dampen wrestler’s spirits
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
It’s 3:23 p.m., seven minutes until the freshman wrestling tournament begins at Southwest Junior High. Zach Herries, in his Eudora wrestling “Expect Victory” T-Shirt, is on the mat with his feet together stretching before the first match.
Net Worth: College campus visits made available in cyberspace
January 30, 2009 in print edition on C1
With the economy still in its nosedive, the prospect of ponying up money for college tuition is daunting. But what if you’re a high school senior still unsure of which school to choose? Those several trips you’d planned in the spring to visit potential campuses also cost plenty of money. Should you simply cross a few off the list and take a random stab at where you’ll spend the next four to five-and-a-half years?
Compassion?
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A14
To the editor: We have here in Lawrence, Kansas, many homeless families (with young children). We’ve had many weeks of temperatures below 20 or even 10 degrees. We have several individuals and churches here who have opened their doors and shown their willingness to do something about it (within the Family Promise organization).
We are a hopeful people
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A15
It is God that has made us and not we ourselves, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture, and George W. Bush is no longer the top sheep. Altogether a cause for rejoicing as we forge ahead in the struggle to achieve inner tranquility, which for me the other morning included misplaced glasses, a madcap dash to the airport, and en route in the taxi a call from my wife saying, “You forgot your billfold.” One more sheep with a thorn in his hoof.
FSHS girls cruise in first round, 66-35
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
Taking a .500 record into Thursday night’s Firebird Winter Classic, the Free State High girls basketball team did not exactly jump off the bracket as a No. 1 seed. But boy did the Firebirds play like one.
State seizes dozens of dogs
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A1
It’s been a busy week for employees at the Lawrence Humane Society after the Kansas Animal Health Department seized dozens of dogs from two breeders. “They were in pretty terrible shape,” Lawrence Humane Society Executive Director Midge Grinstead said Thursday. “They smelled like a sewer. They’d been outside in the weather. They just looked really bad.”
S. Korean firm says it cloned dogs using stem cells
January 30, 2009 in print edition on C8
A South Korean biotech company claimed Thursday to have cloned dogs using a stem cell technology for the first time in the world. Seoul-based RNL Bio said it created two black puppies this week using stem cells from fat tissue of a female beagle, in cooperation with a team of Seoul National University scientists who created the world’s first cloned canine — Snuppy — in 2005.
Lions escape another close call
Green’s clutch three-pointer lifts Lawrence High
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B3
Another game, another nail-biter for Lawrence High’s boys basketball team.
Indifference to dead man symbolic
January 30, 2009 in print edition on C8
In an abandoned warehouse, the image was stark and shocking: two denim-clad, lifeless legs poking up through trash-choked ice. Investigators who took three 911 calls over two days before finally going out to retrieve the body will now try to figure out what killed the man, but this much is clear — it’s become another symbol of Detroit’s decay and indifference.
NFL may be just a little too violent
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B2
Up close, Ryan Clark doesn’t seem all that dangerous. Just short of 6 feet and missing a couple of internal organs, he’s a bubbly kind of guy who seems more likely to talk an opposing player into submission than leave him motionless on the field.
Jury selection begins in capital murder trial
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B16
The first stage of jury selection has been completed in the capital murder trial of a man accused of raping and killing a Cowley College student two years ago. Twenty-five-year-old Justin Thurber of Arkansas City is charged with kidnapping, raping and killing 19-year-old Jodi Sanderholm, who was a member of the Cowley College dance team. Her body was found in the Kaw Wildlife Area.
Liberal arts dean addresses budget cuts
Savings to come partially through trimming faculty and GTA positions
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
In Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, budget savings will be made by cutting faculty and graduate teaching assistant positions and trimming travel and some programs. Dean Joseph Steinmetz and other college faculty members spoke and answered questions from students for about an hour on Thursday afternoon.
Muslims seek domination
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A15
Like Linus van Pelt sitting alone in the pumpkin patch, George Mitchell, Obama’s special envoy to the Middle East, is in that dysfunctional region thinking that if he and the Obama administration demonstrate enough sincerity, the diplomatic equivalent of the Great Pumpkin will arrive, making all things right.
Obama exaggerates Islam disrespect
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A14
Every new president flatters himself that he, kinder and gentler, is beginning the world anew. Yet, when Barack Obama in his inaugural address reached out to Muslims with “to the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect,” his formulation was needlessly defensive and apologetic.
Lawyer in D.C. gun case to speak Monday
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
An attorney who argued a landmark handgun case before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to speak at Kansas University. Clark Neily was a co-counsel to the plaintiffs in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, which voided a handgun ban in the District of Columbia. He is scheduled to speak from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday in Room 104 of Green Hall.
Actor’s evolution: Kansas native Ed Asner returns home for unique, polarizing play
January 30, 2009 in print edition on C1
At 79, Ed Asner is having no trouble finding work. The seven-time Emmy winner is still best known for his portrayal of Lou Grant, both on TV’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its equally revered spinoff “Lou Grant.” But lately he seems to be turning up most everywhere a wise and/or gruff role is to be had.
Mid-range shot used too little
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
In college basketball, is the mid-range shot under-taught, under-used or under-demanded by coaches?
Magazine honors three KU soccer players
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B7
Kansas forward Emily Cressy was named a Freshman All-American, and was one of three Jayhawks named to the All-Central Region team by Soccer Buzz magazine on Thursday.
Haskell regents to meet with federal leaders
Contentious relationship with university president a concern
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A5
Amid a tense relationship with the university’s president, members of the Haskell Indian Nations University’s Board of Regents are scheduled to meet next week with Bureau of Indian Affairs officials in Washington, D.C.George Tiger, regents vice chairman, said Thursday the regents have had several concerns since President Linda Sue Warner took over in 2007.
Feeding post a problem for KU
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
It’d be easy to heap all the blame on 6-foot-11 Kansas University center Cole Aldrich for failing to score in the first half of Wednesday’s game against under-sized Nebraska.It’d also be wrong to do so.
Pump patrol
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.77 at several locations.
Horoscopes
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B14
This year, you must often greet changing circumstances that could impact your financial stability. You can cruise over these ups and downs with planning and discussions. If you are single, you’ll meet someone in an easy manner, or in a day-to-day interaction. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy your time together more and more.
Baldwin girls fall, 48-34
January 30, 2009 in print edition on B11
For the second consecutive season, the Baldwin High girls’ basketball team lost to Saint Marys in the semifinal round of the Top Gun Tournament. Saint Marys won, 48-34, on Thursday.
On the record
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical investigators are trying to determine the cause of an apparent arson early Thursday morning. Fire officials were called to the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue at 2:51 a.m. Thursday to a car fire in an apartment complex parking lot. They found a 1987 Buick LeSabre on fire that belonged to a 24-year-old Lawrence woman who lived at the complex.
Missing stats
January 30, 2009 in print edition on A14
To the editor: I must comment on Chuck Woodling’s column in Tuesday’s paper regarding the KU and K-State women’s basketball teams not having male assistant coaches. Missing are the statistics about the number of women in assistant coaching positions in men’s basketball. No agenda, just something to think about.
‘Taken’ hero strikes fear into Euro kidnappers
January 30, 2009 in print edition on C1
Three self-evident truths emerge from “Taken,” the lean and brutal thriller about why one should NEVER kidnap a retired secret agent’s daughter.