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Archive for Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Also from December 29

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. UT Arlington Pinball Wizard The day in photos, December 28, 2010
Podcasts
Polls
Do you believe in ghosts?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
44%
No way
 
39%
I’m not sure
 
16%
Total 781
If you had a vote, how would you rank the top three teams in the men's college basketball poll?

Poll results

Response Percent
1. Duke; 2. Kansas; 3. Ohio State
 
33%
1. Duke; 2. Ohio State; 3. Kansas
 
25%
1. Kansas; 2. Duke; 3. Ohio State
 
24%
1. Kansas; 2. Ohio State; 3. Duke
 
10%
1. Ohio State; 2. Kansas; 3. Duke
 
3%
1. Ohio State; 2. Duke; 3. Kansas
 
3%
Total 2381
Videos

All stories

Police have auto theft suspect in custody
11:30 p.m., December 29, 2010 Updated 01:43 a.m.
Lawrence Police have a suspect in custody in connection with a Tuesday evening automobile theft, according to information from emergency dispatchers.
The Journal-World looks back at the top 10 news stories from 2010
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A1
At the end of each year, Journal-World staffers compile what they determine to be the top 10 news stories of the past 12 months. The following is their list for 2010:
Sixteen of 27 dogs rescued from Independence dog-fighting operation tested, ready for adoption
December 29, 2010
Sixteen of 27 dogs rescued in October from a dog-fighting operation in Independence are ready for adoption — including several in Lawrence that are rested, tested and looking for homes for the new year.
Fiery Kansas sunsets a true asset to state year-round
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A3
Some of the best sunsets happen in my rearview mirror. That was the case one October evening. I was eastbound, driving from Garden City to Dodge City, when a gorgeous sunset sneaked up behind me.
Lawrence group hoping to help rescued pit bulls find new homes
December 29, 2010
Sixteen of 27 dogs rescued in October from a dog-fighting operation in Independence are ready for adoption — including several in Lawrence that are rested, tested and looking for homes for the new year.
TV’s “My Ghost Story” could feature experiences of the paranormal from the Eldridge Hotel
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A3
If you’ve felt an unexplained chill, sensed an unseen visitor or taken an elevator up to an unexpected floor at the Eldridge Hotel, Patti McCormick wants to hear your story.
Top Democrat says he’ll pursue legislation to prevent Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach from representing clients in immigration cases
05:06 p.m., December 29, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A1
The top Democrat in the Kansas House says he’ll pursue legislation to prevent Republican Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach from representing legal clients in immigration cases.
New interactive Lawrence map gives residents a glimpse at city services, ownership data
December 29, 2010
Some of the same detailed information that municipal engineers, administrators and other decisionmakers use to schedule sewer repairs, plan pavement upgrades and determine development patterns now is available for all to see.
Kansas parents fear more school budget cuts
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A3
Cordley Elementary School used to have up to a dozen volunteers helping students with reading, writing and math, but now parents do clerical work to help make up for staff cuts.
Animal adventures of 2010 ran gamut of species
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A3
Whether it’s a wild deer running loose downtown, a dog rescued from a pond or a slow and steady turtle on the run, people love animal stories.
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility to lay important groundwork in 2011
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A1
In preparation for the arrival of a $650 million federal research lab, roads and utilities are being rerouted at a 45-acre site just across the street from Kansas State University’s football stadium.
Lawrence man reports armed robbery on West 12th Street
December 29, 2010
A 20-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Tuesday night that he was the victim of an armed robbery in the 300 block of West 12th Street, Lawrence police said.
Iowa firm places big wind turbine order with Siemens, many to be built in Hutchinson
December 29, 2010
Siemens Wind Power has received an order for 258 2.3-megawatt turbines from MidAmerican Energy Co. of Iowa.
Leader of historic Topeka desegregation site resigning, heading back to private sector
December 29, 2010
The superintendent of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka is resigning this week to return to a job with a related organization.
Kansas House minority leader Paul Davis taps former Steve Six staff member to be communications director
December 29, 2010
An aide to outgoing Kansas Attorney General Steve Six will serve as media director for Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis.
State honors 74 public schools — including Southwest Junior High — for students’ high standardized test scores
December 29, 2010
Kansas is honoring 74 public schools for their students’ high scores on standardized reading and math tests.
Heard on the Hill: Twitter accounts abound at KU; ‘KU’ once upon a time was ‘KSU’; Ken Starr praised for performance at Pepperdine
December 29, 2010
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
A retrospective on Lawrence theater in 2010
12:00 a.m., December 29, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The productions, plays and performances that made Lawrence theater memorable in 2010.
Hawkeyes edge Mizzou
December 29, 2010 in print edition on B5
Micah Hyde ran around, even behind the Missouri Tigers. Fill-in freshman Marcus Coker ran right over them.
Pinstripe Bowl hit by snowstorm
December 29, 2010 in print edition on B5
Yankee Stadium isn’t accustomed to digging out for anything. The ballpark in the Bronx is usually dormant this time of year, the sweet sounds of spring still months away.
OU looks to end streak
December 29, 2010 in print edition on B5
As Winston Churchill said, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
DE Ballard closes career with win
December 29, 2010 in print edition on B5
Tuesday’s Insight Bowl marked the final game in the college career of former Free State High standout Christian Ballard.
A&M routs Drexel
December 29, 2010 in print edition on B6
Danielle Adams scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 7 Texas A&M rolled to a 74-45 victory over Drexel on Tuesday night in the Surf ‘N Slam tournament.
Three Chiefs selected to Pro Bowl
December 29, 2010 in print edition on B2
Three members of the Kansas City Chiefs were selected to compete in the NFL’s Pro Bowl on Jan. 30 in Honolulu.
The Top 10 KU football stories of 2010
Comeback can’t be topped: Epic 52-45 victory over Colorado No. 1
December 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
The 2010 college football season was as rough as we’ve seen at Kansas University for a few years.
Ode to sports year: lots of rhyme, less reason
December 29, 2010 in print edition on B4
A poetic tribute to this year in sports.
Josh Selby gives Tyrel Reed a boost
December 29, 2010 in print edition on B1
Nothing in a game played at such a fast pace with five parts moving in scripted symmetry and five others trying to disrupt those movements is ever as simple as it seems, but on the surface, it appears nobody will benefit from the addition of freshman Josh Selby more than senior Tyrel Reed.
Police release details about car-bicycle collision
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police on Tuesday released an accident report from a Dec. 16 car and bicycle collision in the 1300 block of Kasold Drive.
Man taken to hospital after possible fight at Ranch
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 24-year-old Lawrence man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital early Sunday after a fight at The Ranch, 2515 W. Sixth St.
Governor wants to reveal Obama’s birth info
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A7
Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie wants to find a way to release more information about President Barack Obama’s Hawaii birth and dispel conspiracy theories that he was born elsewhere.
Man charged with threatening girlfriend with knife
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A4
Douglas County prosecutors on Tuesday filed an aggravated assault charge against a 46-year-old Lawrence man who was accused of threatening his girlfriend with a knife during an argument at 10 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Schwarz Road.
Ski lift accident sends 8 to hospital
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A7
A 35-year-old chair lift due to be replaced failed Tuesday in high winds at a Maine resort, sending skiers — some of them children — plummeting into ungroomed snow far below that fell with the Northeast’s recent blizzard and softened the landing. At least eight were injured.
Pump patrol
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several stations.
Garrett Love, elected to Kansas House, to replace Tim Huelskamp in Kansas Senate instead
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Montezuma man who won a seat in the Kansas House in August has been chosen to fill an empty seat in the state Senate instead.
Kansas rescinds water rights moratorium for aquifer
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s water resources division has lifted a six-year moratorium on new permits to draw water from the Ozark aquifer after a U.S. Geological Survey study showed three times more water available in the aquifer than what was authorized for use.
Where are the jobs? American companies hiring, just not in U.S.
December 29, 2010 in print edition on C6
Corporate profits are up. Stock prices are up. So why isn’t anyone hiring?
Some new laws may not be on the books for long
December 29, 2010
Revamped gun measures and tougher rules for payday lenders are among the laws set to take effect around the country on Jan. 1. But some of them may not be on the books for long.
New first-class stamps will be ‘forever’
December 29, 2010 in print edition on C6
Rummaging around for 1- and 2-cent postage stamps when postal rates go up is heading the way of the Pony Express. Beginning in January, all new stamps good for 1 ounce of first-class mail will be marked as “forever.”
N.Y. struggles to dig out from under snow
Morass at airports affecting travel throughout U.S.
December 29, 2010 in print edition on C6
Hundreds of airline passengers were stranded for up to 10 hours on the tarmac at overworked Kennedy Airport. Ambulances struggled to get patients through unplowed streets. City buses sat abandoned in the snow.
100 years ago: Course on table manners instituted at K-State
December 29, 2010
“A new course of study is being prepared at the Kansas Agricultural college and it will be installed as a part of the regular work of the students.”
40 years ago: Christmas Leave program at Leavenworth deemed a success
December 29, 2010
The new Christmas Leave program at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Leavenworth had been “a success,” according to the commandant.
25 years ago: More than half of Douglas County teen pregnancies end in abortion
December 29, 2010
A new report showed that 172 Douglas County women under the age of 19 had become pregnant during the previous year (1984), and two of them were between the ages of 10 and 14.
Cart complaint
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A8
This problem may be just a grain of sand on the beach of life, given the state of this world, but I just returned from yet another store where in order to disengage a shopping cart from about 30 of them all jammed together, I had to tug violently at two of them.
Big media are Obama lap dogs
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A8
You don’t have to be a psychic who forecasts future events for supermarket tabloids to accurately predict what awaits the new congressional Republican class of 2011. The writing is already on the computer screens and in the TV teleprompters.
Key news Americans may have missed
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A8
Now that 2010 is almost over, it’s time to look at some of the stories that should have made the front pages throughout the Americas, but didn’t.
Lawsuit: Kansas-based health care provider allowed Virginia inmate to die
December 29, 2010
A lawsuit claiming a Kansas-based inmate health care provider failed to provide adequate treatment to a mentally ill Virginia jail inmate who died of dehydration can move forward, a judge has ruled.
Confessions of weight and addictions on MTV and TLC
December 29, 2010
While networks settle in for their long winter’s nap of reruns, two cable outlets launch new series tonight — both with the strange confessional aspects that “documentary” reality shows can bring.
Horoscope for Dec. 29
December 29, 2010
This year, you often juggle your personal desires with a need to lead. This conflict remains resolvable. If you are single, you meet someone through friends, or a friendship could evolve into more. If you are attached, take on a joint life goal together. Scorpio can be insightful and a good friend.
Fins sign ex-KU LB Rivera
December 29, 2010 in print edition on B2
The Miami Dolphins signed former Kansas University linebacker Mike Rivera.
Double Take: Holiday break a chance to show family some love
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A5
Christmas 2010 is now in the memory book.
Open-saloon charges filed against Baldwin City bar owner
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A4
Douglas County prosecutors have filed two misdemeanor charges of operating an open saloon against an owner of a Baldwin City bar.
Door damaged, cigarettes reported stolen at Food Mart
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A4
Rueschhoff Security alerted Lawrence police to a possible break-in at midnight Sunday at the Lawrence Food Mart, 3300 W. Sixth St.
Man arrested for allegedly threatening sister with knife
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 37-year-old Lawrence woman alleged her brother threatened her and pulled a knife during a disturbance at 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of East 19th Street.
Redistricting game
Round and round goes the redistricting wheel. Where Douglas County will end up nobody knows.
December 29, 2010 in print edition on A8
Now that 2010 Census figures have confirmed that Kansas will keep its four seats in the U.S. Congress, political observers are starting to speculate on logical ways to redraw the state’s congressional districts to accommodate the continuing population shift from western Kansas to the northeast corner of the state.
Men’s basketball notebook: Marcus’ nickname? ‘Mook’
December 29, 2010 in print edition on B3
His name is Marcus Morris, but you can call him ‘Mook.’
N.C. State topples West Va.
December 29, 2010 in print edition on B5
If this was Russell Wilson’s football finale, he sure made the most of it.