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KU vs. Nebraska Burrows Family Bible The day in photos, February 6, 2010 Elliott Family Bible Lawrence High vs. Shawnee Mission West People & Places, February 6
Podcasts
Polls
Who played best in the second half of KU's 75-64 victory over Nebraska?

Poll results

Response Percent
Marcus Morris
 
58%
Cole Aldrich
 
19%
Sherron Collins
 
13%
Markieff Morris
 
6%
Other
 
1%
Total 1772
Which KU big man off the bench played better in the first half?

Poll results

Response Percent
Jeff Withey
 
66%
Thomas Robinson
 
28%
Undecided
 
4%
Total 21
Will Xavier Henry score 10 points of more today against Nebraska?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
91%
No
 
6%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 124
Videos

Lead stories

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 man charged after Sacred Journey investigation
2:01 p.m., February 5, 2010 Updated 8:04 p.m. in print edition on 1A
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.
10:00 a.m.
Greg Nichols, a researcher at Kansas University, shields himself from snowflakes with an umbrella as he waits in the cold at the corner of Fifth and Michigan streets for the "T" Bus, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. Lawrence residents woke up to a blanket of snow and many faced slippery road conditions throughout the morning. Snow snarls traffic; Ice, heavy snow predicted for Sunday, Monday
2:06 p.m., February 5, 2010 Updated 4:24 p.m. in print edition on 1A
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.
5:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Tyrel Reed (left) greets forward Marcus Morris (22) before tipping off against Nebraska Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: Marcus Morris scores 20 as KU holds off Nebraska, 75-64
3:56 p.m., February 6, 2010 Updated 8:52 p.m.
The Cornhuskers led by four early in the second half, but the Jayhawks followed with a 28-5 run to take control.
10:00 p.m.
Leonard Pitts Jr., a nationally syndicated and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Miami Herald, talks with those gathered Friday at KU's Woodruff Auditorium. Pitts was presented with the 2010 William Allen White Foundation National Citation. Pitts tells Lawrence audience that pursuing facts must be the basis of forming opinions
February 5, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Nationally syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts told a Kansas University audience the importance of pursuing truth on Friday.

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FINAL: Marcus Morris scores 20 as KU holds off Nebraska, 75-64
03:56 p.m., February 6, 2010 Updated 08:52 p.m.
The Cornhuskers led by four early in the second half, but the Jayhawks followed with a 28-5 run to take control.
What to Do in Larry tonight, Saturday edition
February 6, 2010
Souper Bowl Saturday, Jayhawk basketball, “Soul Power” screening, Cindy Novelo, The Twilight Hours, Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, The Entrance Band, Moonlight Drive, The Scriveners, and new movies…
One arrested after striking man in face
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 21-year-old El Dorado man was arrested Saturday morning after striking another man in the face.
Public invited to attend meeting about state’s progression on moving to electronic medical records
February 6, 2010
The-Health Advisory Council is guiding the planning and implementation process of health information exchange in Kansas. It will be having a monthly meeting on Feb. 9 and the public is invited to attend.
Obama: Health care reform may die
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A4
No, maybe he can’t.
Area roundup: Tonganoxie boys roll
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C3
The Tonganoxie High student section is known for chanting about its desire for a “T-town beatdown.” The fans went home happy Friday night.
Injuries happen, but McCray’s is shocking
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C1
I thought Danny Manning was immortal. Sure, he was a tremendously talented basketball player, but I’m talking about his durability.
KU tennis falls to Notre Dame, 7-0
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C8
The Kansas University women’s tennis team fell to No. 6 Notre Dame, 7-0, at the Jayhawk Tennis Facility on Friday.
Congress must step up on budget
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
The economic collapse of 2008 and 2009 did so much damage to the United States that only now can we begin to measure the devastation.
25 years ago: Haskell supporters speak out at Capitol Hill
February 6, 2010
Supporters of Haskell Indian Junior College went to Capitol Hill and told federal officials that the 100-year-old college could survive another century, but only with a change in governance. A major goal was to give Haskell’s National Board of Regents more power to establish a “more traditional institution.” There was concern that the “absentee” Bureau of Indian Affairs had too much to say about the school was run.
100 years ago: KU looking for rugby coach
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 6, 1910: “If a rugby team is started at the university, as the regents prefer, who would coach it?
Seabury student bee champ 3rd year in a row
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
With the word “squalor,” Isaac Ward had a clean win for his third and final title as Douglas County Spelling Bee champion.
Bill would put passenger rail program on track
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
Carey Maynard-Moody is looking forward to the day when rail travel will be so popular in Kansas she won’t need volunteers to clean the Lawrence depot.
100: Kansas 34, Washington (Mo.) 13
February 6, 2010
Kansas defeated Washington (Mo.), 34-13, on January 15, 1910, to tally the 100th victory in the history of KU basketball.
Horoscope for February 6, 2010
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B5
This year, you change gears from work to amusement. You have a tendency to let go and want to join your friends. Networking comes easily. If you are single, you could meet someone through your friends. If you are attached, the two of you gain through socializing more together. Sagittarius helps you lighten up.
Twin blasts kill 40 Shiite pilgrims
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
A car bomb ripped through a crowd of Shiite pilgrims outside the holy city of Karbala Friday, sending many fleeing into the path of a suicide attacker who detonated a second bomb in coordinated blasts that killed at least 40 people and wounded 150.
Historians hope to publish ‘Mein Kampf’
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
Publish Hitler’s infamous memoir “Mein Kampf” in Germany? It sounds like the ultimate taboo.
U.S. says ambushed outpost left vulnerable
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
Most of the soldiers were still asleep when gunfire rang out and insurgents stormed their isolated hilltop base from all sides, killing eight Americans and three Afghan soldiers.
U.S. offensive aims to turn page in Afghan war
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A7
A new and possibly decisive chapter of the Afghan war is unfolding.
Toyota president apologizes; no recall issued for Prius
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A6
Toyota’s president emerged from seclusion Friday to apologize and address criticism that the automaker mishandled a crisis over sticking gas pedals.
Jobless rate drops to 9.7% in January
Unemployment decline boosted by seasonal hires
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
The outlook for jobs became a bit less bleak with January’s unexpected decline in the unemployment rate, which fell to 9.7 percent from 10 percent.
Super Bowl ads go goofy, frugal
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
Game on! Super Bowl ads are returning to their goofy roots.
Mid-Atlantic shuts down ahead of huge snow warning
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
Life in the nation’s capital ground to a halt Friday as steady snow fell, the beginning of a storm that forecasters said could be the biggest for the city in modern history.
President’s love child strikes a nerve
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
Confirmation that President Jacob Zuma, who has three wives and a fiancee, has fathered a child with yet another woman has prompted jokes in South Africa’s media but has also hit a nerve in a country hardest hit by the virus that causes AIDS.
Charges to be filed in Michael Jackson’s death
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
The circus that swirled around Michael Jackson when he was alive rolled on Friday as the doctor expecting to be accused of involuntary manslaughter in his death planned to stage a surrender at a courthouse but called it off after prosecutors announced charges will be filed next week.
China against meeting of Obama, Dalai Lama
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
China expressed “resolute” opposition to President Barack Obama’s planned meeting with the Dalai Lama, saying it would further strain ties between the world powers.
Army curtails plan to cut spending for bases
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Army is curtailing plans to cut what it spends on running its bases worldwide after concerns from soldiers and Congress that services for military families might suffer.
American missionary freed by North Korea
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
An American missionary arrived in Beijing today after being freed by North Korea, which had detained him for illegally crossing its border from China on Christmas Day.
U.S. swine flu epidemic has ‘1 foot in grave’
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A2
If the U.S. swine flu epidemic isn’t over, it certainly looks as if it’s on its last legs.
Preteen as Carnival queen stirs controversy
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
She is the Shirley Temple of samba, a 7-year-old named to a coveted Carnival role normally reserved for barely clad models who have undergone more plastic surgeries than little Julia Lira has seen birthdays.
Macmillan books come back to Amazon
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
After a weeklong absence, new copies of Andrew Young’s “The Politician,” Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall” and other books published by Macmillan are available for purchase on Amazon.com.
Saints, parades loom over mayor race
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
Jubilant crowds are flocking to New Orleans this weekend for Carnival parades and to celebrate the Saints’ first-ever Super Bowl appearance.
Financial turmoil strikes as G-7 works for revival
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
Global financial leaders gathered in the frigid Canadian town of Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Friday to confront more market turmoil that served as an unsettling reminder of the major hurdles in repairing a broken global economy.
Consumer credit down for record 11th month
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
Americans borrowed less for an 11th consecutive month in December, paying off credit cards while increasing borrowing for cars and other products.
Missionaries won’t be released early
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
Ten U.S. Baptist missionaries charged with child kidnapping returned to jail Friday after failing to persuade a judge to grant them provisional release pending the outcome of their case, their lawyer said.
Fourth-quarter lull costs LHS boys, 50-38
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C1
For three quarters of the Lawrence High boys basketball team’s 50-38 loss to Shawnee Mission West, the Lions did just about everything necessary to stay in the game.
Haitians begin returning to unprepared capital city
February 6, 2010 in print edition on A3
A half-million Haitians who fled their shattered capital after the earthquake are starting to return to a maze of rubble piles, refugee camps and food lines, complicating ambitious plans to build a better Haiti.
Former state worker faces child sex charges
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B8
A former employee with the Kansas Department of Revenue has been charged with 30 sex crimes involving children.
Funding debate pits courts against schools
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B8
An effort to keep furloughs from shutting down Kansas courts for several extra weeks in the spring got tangled up Friday in some legislators’ frustration with school districts seeking to reopen an education funding lawsuit.
Club news
February 6, 2010 in print edition on D3
Club news for February 6, 2010.
Ad carries pro-life message
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
In the midst of the usual glut of Super Bowl commercials with messages about beer, cars and women with impossible bosoms, on Sunday there will be one 30-second message that has some people upset, even angry.
4-H and FCE news
February 6, 2010 in print edition on D3
4-H and FCE news for February 6, 2010.
Jayhawks set PRs at Husker Invitational
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C8
In the first day of competition at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, six members of the Kansas University track and field team set personal records, including junior Nick Caprario, who won the 5,000 meters with a career-best time of 14:52.24.
Morrises working on FT woes
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C5
Kansas University sophomore power forward Markieff Morris says he had an uncluttered mind when he stepped to the free-throw line in high school back home in Philadelphia.
Haskell women fall
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C3
Maria Parker scored 20 points, and Justina George added 18, but Haskell Indian Nations University fell to Peru State (Neb.) College, 74-67, in women’s basketball Friday at Coffin Complex.
Haskell men top Peru St.
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C3
The Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball team earned its first Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference victory Friday night, defeating Peru State (Neb.) College, 83-73, at Coffin Complex.
Andregg, Frank strong at Sunflower swimming
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s Zach Andregg was second in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, and Free State’s Nolan Frank was second in the 100 backstroke Friday during the Sunflower League swimming preliminaries.
Waverly defeats Veritas boys
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C3
Elijah Penny scored 17 points, and Thomas Bachert added nine, but Veritas Christian fell to Waverly, 52-39, on Friday night in high school boys basketball.
40 years ago: Docking to seek third term
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
The Journal-World reported that Democrats in Topeka seemed convinced that Gov. Robert Docking, onetime Lawrence banker, would seek an unprecedented two-year term. The four-year governor term did not come into being until later — after Docking had won an astounding four two-year terms in office.
Henry looking to regain touch vs. NU
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C1
Xavier Henry’s coaches and teammates tell him there’s one sure-fire way to break out of a slump.
Balanced Free State boys rout SM East
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C1
Throughout the years, plenty of teams have chalked up plenty of victories to the old standby known as “the total team effort.”
Cut the days
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
Here’s an idea. Figure out what it costs per day to provide a quality education for the children of Lawrence.
Climate shifts
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
It’s difficult to be precise within the 250-word limit in a letter to the editor. The point of my previous letter (Public Forum, Jan. 26) was about human impact on climate, but my reference to the ancient Roman and Mayan civilizations appears to have confused the issue.
Take a number
Unfortunately, promises don’t pay the state’s bills.
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
There are promises and there are promises.
Inappropriate action
It may not be illegal, but having a top legislative leader acting as the attorney in a lawsuit against the state certainly sends the wrong message.
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
At the very least, Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal’s decision to represent clients who are suing the state is a major distraction for lawmakers.
People in the news
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B5
People in the news for February 6, 2010.
Grand ‘Temple’ headed for Emmy nominations
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B5
Claire Danes triumphs in “Temple Grandin” (7 p.m., today, HBO), the true story of an autistic young woman as she navigates the difficult corridors of family, school and professional life.
Southwest Junior High School honor roll
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B4
Southwest Junior High School has announced its fall 2009 honor rolls, as provided by the school.
Pitts outlines steps, requirements for columnists
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B3
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts, in town to accept the William Allen White award, talked to Journal-World intern Jacob Muselmann about the writing process and advice he has for would-be columnists.
KU contest to draw on international trivia
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
Kansas University is sponsoring an international trivia competition on Sunday.
Bingo Night to benefit Special Olympics
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
Douglas County Special Olympics will be host to a Bingo Night from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, Building 21, 2110 Harper St.
State casino fears tribal competition in Sumner County
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B2
Concerns about a proposed tribal casino in Park City may scuttle plans for a Sumner County casino.
KU swim team leading Iowa State in dual
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C8
The Kansas University swimming and diving team leads Iowa State, 79-71, after the first day of the weekend dual. The Jayhawks (8-4) and Cyclones (8-3) each won four events on Friday.
Property values buck national trend
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B1
Be forewarned, Douglas County homeowners: The national news about a tanking real estate market won’t exactly match up with the news you are about to receive from the county appraiser’s office.
Get creative
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B6
Wednesday’s paper fulfilled my irony requirement for the day. Professor Budig’s statements touted flexible higher education meeting personal and businesses’ economic needs, but stood in stark contrast to the story on the mismanaged economic disaster of our public school system. Kansas, locally and statewide, is facing painful decision making that will shape our education, businesses and economy for generations.
Family binding: Bibles pass down faith as well as heritage
February 6, 2010 in print edition on D1
Family Bibles demonstrate more than a religious lineage — they often tell the stories of those that came before through records of births, marriages and deaths as well as photos and other keepsakes.
Unsinkable faith: JoAnn and Dean Elliott
February 6, 2010 in print edition on D1
Survival is the name of the game in for the Elliott family Bible.
Do not destroy: Phil Harrison
February 6, 2010 in print edition on D1
Harrison’s family Bible was one of several family treasures hidden away in an Asian chest gifted to him in the will of his aunt.
Family Bibles box
February 6, 2010
Need a family Bible repaired? Want to donate it or sell it? Here are a few tips.
Resources for family Bibles
February 6, 2010
Need a family Bible repaired? Want to donate it or sell it? Here are a few tips.
A gift from Glasgow: Frieda Culbertson
February 6, 2010 in print edition on D1
Since the 1840s, the Black family Bible has been on the move.
Finding the rightful owner: Winifred Lynch
February 6, 2010 in print edition on D1
At 89, Lynch is hopeful that she can see her well-worn family Bible make it back into the bloodline in which it belongs.
The whole story: Mary Beth Petr
February 6, 2010 in print edition on D1
Petr’s Bible was a gift to her great-grandfather and great-grandmother on their wedding day in 1893.
Picture perfect: Beverly Burrows
February 6, 2010 in print edition on D1
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, it’s a picture frame that sets the tone for Burrows’ Bible.
Ad carries pro-life message
February 6, 2010 in print edition on B7
In the midst of the usual glut of Super Bowl commercials with messages about beer, cars and women with impossible bosoms, on Sunday there will be one 30-second message that has some people upset, even angry.
Arthur to return Tuesday
February 6, 2010 in print edition on C2
Memphis Grizzlies forward Darrell Arthur, who has not played this season while recovering from surgery in October, plans to make his debut Tuesday night against the Atlanta Hawks.
Reunited: Tod Sutton
February 6, 2010 in print edition on D1
The story of Sutton’s family Bible is one of faith and fate.