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Archive for Friday, February 5, 2010

Also from February 5

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Multimedia stories
Family Binding

Bibles pass down faith as well as heritage

Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Leonard Pitts at KU Feb. 5 winter storm Harrison Family Bible The day in photos, February 5, 2010
Polls
Should the Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market ban live animals?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
49%
No.
 
46%
Undecided.
 
4%
Total 878
What's your favorite thing about the Super Bowl, the game, the commercials or the half-time show?

Poll results

Response Percent
The commercials
 
28%
I don’t watch the Super Bowl
 
27%
The game
 
27%
I like them all
 
13%
The half-time show
 
2%
Total 1299
What grade would you give KU coach Turner Gill on his first recruiting class?

Poll results

Response Percent
B
 
40%
C
 
38%
A
 
7%
Undecided
 
7%
D
 
4%
F
 
2%
Total 354
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Senate passed a bill banning smoking statewide on Tuesday. In this file photo, a resident is pictured smoking a cigar outdoors. New legislation in Kansas House would overturn local smoking bans, including Lawrence’s
February 3, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Advocates of a statewide ban of smoking in public places, criticized a new bill Wednesday that they said would overturn local anti-smoking ordinances, including the one in Lawrence.
6:00 a.m.
Officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Johnson County Sheriff's Office and Lawrence Police Department, conducted a search and seizure in February 2010 inside Lawrence's Sacred Journey — a store at the center of the K2 controversy in Kansas. Lawrence’s Sacred Journey closed, under investigation by federal officials
11:37 a.m., February 4, 2010 Updated 4:49 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Lawrence’s Sacred Journey — a store at the center of the K2 controversy in Kansas — was shut down on Thursday, while a federal raid was conducted inside the business.
10:00 a.m.
Southwest Junior High’s Kennedy Kirkpatrick, No. 15, plays against Blue Valley Northwest on Wednesday. Southwest ninth-grader opens the door for all freshmen to join high school sports teams
February 4, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The actions of one Southwest Junior High family have paved the way for ninth graders throughout the city to move up to play with their respective high school sports teams as soon as next week.
2:00 p.m.
Former two-time heavyweight boxing champion and entrepreneur George Foreman laughs as he meets with the media Thursday at the Adams Alumni Center on the Kansas University campus. Foreman: To regain its punch, boxing in U.S. needs a hero
February 5, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman visited Kansas University on Thursday, along with George Kimball, a boxing journalist and KU alumnus, as part of a boxing symposium at KU.

All stories

Lawrence Farmers’ Market seeking community input on whether to ban live animals
February 5, 2010
The Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market is considering banning all live animals for the 2010 season. Before making a decision, they would like the community’s thoughts.
Pitts tells Lawrence audience that pursuing facts must be the basis of forming opinions
Well-known columnist receives William Allen White Foundation National Citation
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Nationally syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts told a Kansas University audience the importance of pursuing truth on Friday.
KU unveils first candidate for new Dean of Music position
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University has announced its first of three finalists for the dean of the new School of Music.
Parkinson getting new chief speech writer
February 5, 2010
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson will be getting a chief spokesman at the end of next week.
KU to ban sale of tobacco products from its campus
03:08 p.m., February 5, 2010 Updated 05:23 p.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas University announced Friday afternoon that cigarettes and other tobacco products would no longer be sold on campus.
City says odd taste of water due to large amount of runoff into Clinton Lake
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Changes in the aquatic environment at Clinton Lake have produced an odd taste in the city water at several west Lawrence residences, city officials confirmed Friday.
Kansas Gov. Parkinson vows to veto House smoking bill
Bill would overturn Lawrence ordinance
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Friday said he would veto a House bill that would establish a statewide ban on smoking in indoor public places but allow numerous exemptions.
Newspapers chart digital course amid uncertain times
02:18 p.m., February 5, 2010 Updated 02:18 p.m. in print edition on A4
Across the country, newspaper companies have found themselves under intense economic pressures, brought on both by the extended recession and the emergence of new communications technologies.
Snow snarls traffic; Ice, heavy snow predicted for Sunday, Monday
02:06 p.m., February 5, 2010 Updated 04:24 p.m. in print edition on A1
The snow that fell on northeast Kansas Friday is not expected to stick around into Saturday, but the area could soon be in for more winter weather.
Lawrence man charged after Sacred Journey investigation
Jonathan Sloan charged with multiple counts of manufacturing, distributing controlled substances
02:01 p.m., February 5, 2010 Updated 08:04 p.m. in print edition on A1
A Lawrence man was charged with multiple drug offenses Friday after an investigation into Lawrence’s Sacred Journey store and Bouncing Bear Botanicals, another business with a Lawrence mailing address.
Weekend winter weather cancellations
12:30 p.m., February 5, 2010 Updated 02:16 p.m.
Here are the events canceled or postponed because of Friday’s winter weather.
Senior McCray tears ACL, out for season
12:06 p.m., February 5, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on C1
Danielle McCray seemed almost bulletproof. Every time Kansas University’s All-Big 12 basketball player went down with an apparently serious injury, she always bounced back. Not this time. The 5-foot-11 senior suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during Thursday’s practice, and the college career of one of KU’s most talented athletes is over.
Statehouse Live: Parkinson criticizes House smoking bill as “fraud”
11:57 a.m., February 5, 2010 Updated 11:57 a.m.
Parkinson called House Bill 2642 “a ridiculous piece of public policy that is nothing but a fraud.”
Lawrence residents now find higher sales taxes in certain shopping areas around town
Lawrence has 2 areas where items cost a bit more
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
You may think you know what sales tax you’re paying, but you may very well be wrong. The days of one sales tax applying for an entire city are quickly disappearing.
What to Do in Larry tonight, Friday edition
February 5, 2010
Van Go Valentine’s Show. Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Jus Marley, Great American Taxi, Mammoth Life, Hermit Thrushes, Dylan Paul Band, and new movies…
Kansas lawmaker calls for resignation of House speaker for leading lawsuit against state
10:30 a.m., February 5, 2010 Updated 01:01 p.m. in print edition on B1
A Democratic legislator called Friday for Kansas’ Republican House speaker to step down because he is representing businesses, trade groups and insurance funds in a lawsuit against the state.
Liquor stores fighting effort by convenience stores to sell full-strength beer
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B8
Liquor stores that hold the monopoly on strong beers are fighting for the exclusive right to keep the tap flowing.
Kansas National Guardsmen build hospital in Haiti
February 5, 2010
Members of the Kansas National Guard have helped build a new hospital to treat earthquake victims in Haiti.
Walgreens to offer free blood glucose testing
February 5, 2010
Walgreens is offering free blood glucose testing Feb. 5-18 at its Take Care Clinics.
Pump patrol
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.37 at several locations.
Lawrence man reports firearm stolen
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 46-year-old Lawrence man reported Wednesday the theft of a weapon and ammunition from the 500 block of East 22nd Terrace.
‘Jersey Shore’ new style inspiration
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B6
Hair gel and hair extensions, tanning and True Religion jeans, Ed Hardy T-shirts and eyebrow threading. It’s fashion, “Jersey Shore”-style.
Horoscope for February 5, 2010
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B6
This year, you break past tradition when looking for new solutions. Don’t hesitate to take the lead and move forward. If you are single, you’ll meet people wherever you are, but you need to choose someone who works well with your energy and need for diversity. If you are attached, avoid disagreements by recognizing that you both can be right. Scorpio pushes you hard to achieve.
Brown changes nearly everything
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A6
Washington confronted a new world order Thursday as the Democrats’ supermajority died, taking with it much of President Barack Obama’s agenda and any certainty of his party maintaining control of Congress.
10 Americans charged with kidnapping
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Ten U.S. Baptist missionaries were charged with kidnapping Thursday for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti to a hastily arranged refuge just as officials were trying to protect children from predators in the chaos of a great earthquake.
Recreation Calendar
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B2
A calendar of recreation activities in Lawrence.
Dance clinic to aid LHS pom squad
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Little Lion dance clinic will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the east gym at Lawrence High School, 19th and Louisiana streets.
Smaller incomes may yield bigger tax savings
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B7
For millions of Americans filing their 2009 tax returns, things could be vastly different this time.
Sitter’s ‘flexibility’ stirs dilemma
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
My husband and I were away last week — working, but away. My mother was watching the kids, but she also works. So it was particularly important, I told my new but already somewhat spotty babysitter, that she turn up on time, every day.
Despite Democrats, the people prevail
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
“I am not an ideologue,” protested President Obama at a gathering with Republican House members last week. Perhaps, but he does have a tenacious commitment to a set of political convictions.
Pump patrol
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.37 at several stations.
Farmers’ market mulls ban on live animals
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market is considering banning all live animals for the 2010 season.
New traffic signals to assist trail users
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B8
Users of a new trail in east Lawrence will be able to stop traffic, with the installation of new pedestrian-activated traffic signals at two intersections along the Burroughs Creek Trail.
Altitude adjustment
Boulder leaves Marcus Morris winded
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Marcus Morris was eager to depart Boulder, Colo. — elevation 5,430 feet — late Wednesday night, even if it meant arriving back in Lawrence about 3:15 Thursday morning.
Winter weather advisory expires as snowfall tapers off
12:00 a.m., February 5, 2010 Updated 12:19 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of northeast Kansas beginning at noon Thursday and continuing through noon Friday.
Busy body: Lawrence dancer hits new artistic heights with Pilobolus troupe
February 5, 2010 in print edition on C1
The irony of his situation is not lost on Jun Kuribayashi. As a dancer who makes his living executing gravity-defying leaps into the air, he spent the entire day recovering from altitude sickness…
Phog Allen protege list goes on
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
When a list of basketball coaching proteges of Kansas’ Phog Allen is recited, you’re quick to hear the names of Adoph Rupp (Kentucky), Dean Smith (North Carolina), Ralph Miller (Iowa-Oregon State), Dutch Lonborg (Northwestern) and Dick Harp (Kansas).
Bridges earns Oscars praise in ‘Crazy Heart’
February 5, 2010 in print edition on C2
So, the sexy young reporter asks, “Where do all these songs come from?” Bad Blake growls: “Life, unfortunately” …
Gill’s assistants to earn more than Mangino’s
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
For Kansas University assistant football coaches, the Turner Gill era is already proving fruitful.
People in the news
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B6
People in the news for February 5, 2010.
Brits toast new shatterproof pint glass
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Soon Britons will be able to get smashed at the pub while their pint glasses won’t.
Toyota woes mount as Prius recall considered
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Damage to Toyota’s image is growing by the day with the automaker now considering a U.S. and Japanese recall of Prius hybrids — the vehicle that’s a symbol of its technological prowess and green car ambitions.
Man killed in shark attack
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
There was blood in the water, the sharks were circling and a grievously hurt Stephen Schafer — his thigh gashed and his hand mauled — was screaming in pain by the time the lifeguard reached him.
Self-help guru pleads not guilty to manslaughter
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Self-help guru James Arthur Ray says it was all a tragic accident when his followers began collapsing one by one in a sweat lodge at his retreat, with three of them dying.
2nd large quake in a month hits off coast
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Residents of Northern California’s Humboldt County were rocked by a magnitude-5.9 earthquake Thursday, but officials said there were no immediate reports of major injury or damage from the second large temblor to hit the area within a month.
Extreme skiers don’t always defy death
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B6
You don’t have to love skiing to enjoy the sports documentary “The Edge of Never” (7 p.m., Showtime).
Lions’ rally falls short
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
Lizzy Jeronimus scored 22 points, leading Shawnee Mission West to a 55-44 high school girls basketball victory over Lawrence High on Thursday night.
NCAA Tournament expansion discussed
Changes to NCAA event ‘a work in progress’
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B2
The NCAA has met with conference commissioners, university presidents and athletic directors about the possibility of expanding the men’s basketball tournament. So far, it’s slow going.
Motorcycle show gears up for Sunday
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B8
The vintage motorcycle show at the Douglas County fairgrounds starts Sunday at 9 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m.
Next liberal arts dean candidate presents staunch defense of field
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B8
Kansas University’s third candidate for its liberal arts dean presented a defense of the importance of a solid liberal arts education on Thursday.
25 years ago: School board trims lawyer from negotiating team
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
In a departure from the strategy of the past 14 years, the Lawrence school board trimmed its negotiating team to three members and said it would no longer use a local attorney as its chief negotiator. Insteady of paying attorney Jack Brand as chief negotiator, Supt. Dan Neuenswander was to be the board spokesman. Bill Wilson and Bob Palmateer were to be the other two board delegates.
Mismanaged?
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
Word on the street in the state capital sounds like this: “We feel we have been generous to Kansas school district funding. We feel the monies have been mismanaged.” That’s the word, like it or not.
Board support
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
The school board has some very difficult and painful decisions regarding the outlined cuts to public schools in the range of $4 million to $5 million for next year. Everyone wants to keep their neighborhood school, and no one wants change. No one wants to have their taxes increased to pay for this. We cannot have it both ways.
Owners of Toyotas remaining loyal despite recall
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
Gus McClelland’s driving his fifth Toyota these days, and is poised to buy a sixth.
Foreman: To regain its punch, boxing in U.S. needs a hero
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
Former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman visited Kansas University on Thursday, along with George Kimball, a boxing journalist and KU alumnus, as part of a boxing symposium at KU.
Stocks tumble on worries about jobs
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Stocks buckled Thursday under the growing belief that the global economy is weaker than many investors expected and likely to stop companies from hiring.
Free State girls lose
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
Free State’s fourth-quarter rally fell short, and the Firebirds dropped a 54-47 high school girls basketball decision to Shawnee Mission East on Thursday night.
Net Worth: Personal privacy all but disappears thanks to Blippy
February 5, 2010 in print edition on C1
I have recurring nightmares about a dystopian future. It’s run by a Big Brother-like government (as in the novel, not the TV show). Every move you make is tracked. Each conversation you engage in is recorded. You live in constant fear of doing or saying the wrong thing.
North Korea to free detained missionary
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
North Korea announced today it will free a “repentant” American missionary detained on Christmas for illegally crossing the border from China.
100 years ago: Superintendant investigating high school fraternities
February 5, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 5, 1910: Uneasy rest the heads of the high school lads who are members of high school fraternities these days. All this week and part of last, Supt. Smith and principal Olney have been calling suspected fraternity men of the high school before them and asking them to tell all they know aobut the existence of the outlawed frats here.
40 years ago: Jayhawks fall to Nebraska
February 5, 2010
The Kansas basketball team had won at Oklahoma but then stumbled in a visit to Nebraska. The Jayhawks of Ted Owens were en route to a 17-9 season record and an 8-6 league mark that won second place. KU’s leading scorers for the year were Dave Robisch, Pierre Russell, Bud Stallworth, Bob Kivisto and Roger Brown. There would be no NCAA tournament appearance.
Seabury wins game, loses coach
February 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team ran its record to 8-3 Thursday night, with a 57-37 victory against the Kansas School for the Deaf. Unfortunately, the sweetness of another victory was soured somewhat by the news that Seabury coach Mike “Scoop” Harding would not be returning to the school next season.
Wrong direction
The smoking ban introduced in the Kansas Legislature this week is not what Gov. Mark Parkinson — or many Kansans — had in mind.
February 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
A bill introduced in the Kansas House this week is taking consideration of a statewide smoking ban in the wrong direction.