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Amarr Garage Doors lays off 19 employees in Lawrence, citing seasonal downturn
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A3
Amarr Garage Doors laid off 19 manufacturing employees this week in Lawrence, citing a seasonal downturn in residential and commercial construction nationwide.
Josh Selby to start first game, Marcus Morris to come off the bench
06:24 p.m., December 28, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Josh Selby will start his first game in a Kansas uniform Wednesday against UT-Arlington, however, Marcus Morris will not be in the starting lineup, which will include Elijah Johnson, Markieff Morris, Thomas Robinson and Tyrel Reed.
Lawrence police await blood-test results to see if alcohol contributed to one-vehicle rollover accident
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police are awaiting blood test results to see if alcohol contributed to a one-vehicle accident that injured a Topeka man Saturday in western Lawrence.
Two Franklin County residents injured in rollover accident on Kansas Highway 68
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A4
Two Franklin County residents were injured early Tuesday in a one-vehicle rollover accident on Kansas Highway 68 after the driver swerved to avoid a deer.
Lawrence to purchase GPS system for trash trucks and other city vehicles
December 28, 2010
The hands-on work of collecting trash, plowing streets and plugging broken waterlines is about to get a high-tech assist.
K-State’s Curtis Kelly to sit out 6 total games for NCAA infraction
December 28, 2010
Kansas State forward Curtis Kelly will miss four more games after committing a secondary NCAA violation while buying clothes at a Manhattan department store.
Kansas Governor-elect Sam Brownback picks Jefferson County attorney Caleb Stegall as general counsel
10:09 a.m., December 28, 2010 Updated 02:53 p.m. in print edition on A1
A northeast Kansas county prosecutor who’s previously represented missionaries detained in Haiti and former Attorney General Phill Kline will be Gov.-elect Sam Brownback’s top staff lawyer.
Berry Plastics, Plastikon highlight 2011 business development in Lawrence
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A1
Lawrence’s business environment in 2011 is expected to be two-sided — and that’s a good thing, local economic development professionals say.
Incoming Kansas National Guard commander Lee Tafanelli to get first star
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A10
The Kansas National Guard’s next commander will be pinned with his first star to mark his promotion to brigadier general.
Heard on the Hill: Mizzou details small degree program cuts; ‘Seabiscuit’ author agrees — it’s ‘Kansas University’; battle looming in Congress over Pell Grant maximums
December 28, 2010
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Man charged with battering woman in connection with fight in 2400 block of Ousdahl Road
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A4
Prosecutors charged a 28-year-old Lawrence man with aggravated battery Monday after he was arrested on connection with a fight early Saturday in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road.
Drew Brees, Saints deny Falcons NFC South title, home-field advantage
December 28, 2010 in print edition on B4
After tossing up two throws in the fourth quarter that he wishes never left his hand, Drew Brees connected on the one that really counted for the New Orleans Saints.
Vikings, Eagles prepare for first NFL Tuesday night kickoff in 64 years.
December 28, 2010 in print edition on B4
While the Minnesota Vikings ate cheesesteaks and acted like tourists, the Philadelphia Eagles savored a division title they clinched from their couches.
Former KU wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe makes NFL debut
December 28, 2010 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe made his NFL debut Sunday, starting for Tampa Bay during the Buccaneers’ 38-14 victory against Seattle.
Obama commends Eagles owner for giving Michael Vick second chance
December 28, 2010 in print edition on B2
The White House says President Barack Obama has commended the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles for giving quarterback Michael Vick a second chance after his release from prison.
Retirements in jeopardy for some baby boomers
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A7
Through a combination of procrastination and bad timing, many baby boomers are facing a personal finance disaster just as they’re hoping to retire.
A look back: Republican sweep tops Kansas news in 2010
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A7
By the time Kansas voters actually cast their votes in November’s mid-term elections, the mystery wasn’t who would win. The question was, by how much?
No. 9 Missouri downs Northern Illinois, 97-61
December 28, 2010 in print edition on B5
Marcus Denmon scored 24 points to lead Missouri to a blowout victory over Northern Illinois.
Police: Man found dead near Out House shot himself
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A4
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers said Monday an 18-year-old Olathe man who was found dead early Saturday in a parking lot of east of Lawrence died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Former KU football coach Mark Mangino would be a good fit at Nebraska
December 28, 2010 in print edition on B1
When ousted Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino rode his $3 million parachute out of town and moved to Naples, Fla., the general consensus was Mangino would spend the year exhaling and then get back into coaching. Well, now that the year is up, will Mangino get back in? The guess here is yes.
Pump patrol
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several stations.
Kansas regulators to rule on Wichita casino plan Jan. 14
December 28, 2010
Kansas regulators expect to decide Jan. 14 whether an Iowa developer can move forward with plans to build a state-owned casino south of Wichita.
Grinnell Republican senator Ralph Ostmeyer named chairman of state Senate Natural Resources Committee
December 28, 2010
A legislator from northwest Kansas is the new chairman of the state Senate Natural Resources Committee.
Warden Claude Chester at U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth to retire
December 28, 2010
The warden of the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth says he plans to retire at the end of January.
First state-owned casino in Dodge City brings in $36.4 million in first year
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A2
The first state-owned casino in Dodge City looks like it’s paying off for the state and Ford County, bringing in millions in revenue and attracting customers from across Kansas and nearby states, state and Dodge City officials said.
K-State Herbarium collects and preserves carnivorous plants
December 28, 2010
When one thinks of carnivorous plants, they think of bogs or tropical locales — not Kansas. But the hungry vegetation does exist in the Sunflower State.
40 years ago: AP announces top news stories of 1970
December 28, 2010
The Associated Press announced their picks for the top 10 news stories of 1970.
25 years ago: J-W reviews top local stories of 1985
December 28, 2010
The Associated Press having revealed its top-ten list of news stories for 1985, the Journal-World followed suit with a list of top local stories.
Vanished place
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A8
The Oread neighborhood was once defined by homes bordering the campus and a few small neighborhood sandwich or pizza shops with a scattering of student beer joints between Oread Avenue and down the hill toward downtown.
Court-martial to begin Jan. 18 for Air Force sergeant accused of having unprotected sex despite HIV-positive status
December 28, 2010
A court-martial of an Air Force sergeant accused of having unprotected sex despite being HIV positive will begin Jan. 18.
Insulting view
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A8
In a recent letter to the editor, E. Kent Hayes opined that, because we elected Mr. Brownback as our governor, it is acceptable that novelists and screenwriters characterize Kansans as backward and simple.
Kennedy Center honors five notables
December 28, 2010
An esteemed tradition and one of the few original offerings during one of the year’s deadest weeks of television, “The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors” (8 p.m., CBS) is as close as America gets to an official Academy, a nationally recognized pantheon of artistic greats.
Horoscope for Dec. 28
December 28, 2010
This year, many opportunities present themselves. Some of them might not be as easy as you might like. Whether they are worthwhile to pursue will be your call. If you are single, you’ll meet someone more easily during the summer of 2011. This bond could develop into quite the romance. If you are attached, as a couple, plan a special vacation or trip in the summer. Add to the summer heat! Libra can be difficult.
100 years ago: Local weather prophet predicts snow
December 28, 2010
“‘It is the dark of the moon now,’ said J. C. Evans over the phone to the World this morning, ‘and that means the best chance for rain or snow we have had this winter.’”
$2,500 cash reported stolen in 1700 block of W. 24th Street
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 29-year-old Lawrence woman reported Thursday the theft of $2,500 cash from the 1700 block of W. 24th Street.
Woman reports stolen Dodge Dakota in 3600 block of Clinton Parkway
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 27-year-old Lawrence woman reported Wednesday the theft of a 2006 blue Dodge Dakota truck from the 3600 block of Clinton Parkway.
Woman reports theft of $3,700 worth of items, including laptops, jewelry in 2300 block of Hawthorne Drive
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Lawrence woman reported Saturday the burglary and theft of more than $3,700 of electronics and personal items from the 2300 block of Hawthorne Drive.
Opportunistic Air Force wins Independence Bowl, 14-7
December 28, 2010 in print edition on B3
Air Force was struggling to run the ball and failed to convert a few great opportunities in the passing game. Instead of growing frustrated and losing focus, the Falcons kept plugging along.
Florida International University baseball star charged with rape
December 28, 2010 in print edition on B2
Florida International University baseball star Garrett Wittels and a group of friends were arrested in the Bahamas last week and charged with the rape of two 17-year-old girls.
Lawrence’s biggest food stories of 2010
12:00 a.m., December 28, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m.
2010 could be called the year of the foodie, Lawrence edition. Here’s a breakdown of some of Lawrence’s biggest, and most interesting food stories of the past year.
Big 12 bowl guide, from blockbusters to snoozers
December 28, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Big 12 Conference has representatives in eight bowl games this postseason, starting with tonight’s Insight Bowl. Not all are worth watching. Big 12 blogger Eric Sorrentino dishes on which deserve your tube time and which don’t.
States, municipalities face pension crisis
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A8
The nation’s menu of crises caused by governmental malpractice may soon include states coming to Congress as mendicants, seeking relief from the consequences of their choices. Congress should forestall this by passing a bill with a bland title but explosive potential.
Tyshawn Taylor’s travel troubles ending?
KU guard should be back in Lawrence by midday Tuesday
December 28, 2010 in print edition on B1
Tyshawn Taylor’s extended Christmas vacation should finally end Tuesday.
Chiefs core of young talent combine with write-offs to key turn-around
December 28, 2010 in print edition on B1
Before Scott Pioli and Todd Haley arrived, most Chiefs fans had written off Dwayne Bowe a coach killer, Glenn Dorsey as a first-round bust and Tamba Hali as merely average.
Leadership gaffe
Trying to make yourself look good by making someone else look bad is rarely a winning strategy.
December 28, 2010 in print edition on A8
It was a simple postcard, designed to focus a spotlight on the positives that leadership training — such as that offered by Leadership Lawrence — can bring to Kansas cities and counties.