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Archive for Monday, February 15, 2010

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Audio clips
Births
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Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Texas A&M Grad Finale 2010
Podcasts
Polls
Will KU go a perfect 16-0 in conference play?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
51%
No
 
40%
Undecided
 
8%
Total 3050
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Texas A&M?

Poll results

Response Percent
Marcus Morris
 
36%
Cole Aldrich
 
31%
Markieff Morris
 
13%
Xavier Henry
 
11%
Tyshawn Taylor
 
5%
Other
 
2%
Total 145
Which of KU's remaining road games will be the toughest challenge for the Jayhawks?

Poll results

Response Percent
at Missouri
 
51%
at Texas A&M
 
31%
at Oklahoma State
 
15%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 85
Did you get the flu this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
68%
I was sick but I’m not sure if it was the flu
 
18%
Yes
 
12%
Total 826
Are you planning to plant a vegetable garden this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
66%
No
 
26%
Not sure
 
6%
Total 710
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Paramedics and firefighters worked for hours to free motorists trapped in their cars after sudden winter weather caused vehicles to pile on top of each other on Interstate 70 between Lawrence and Bonner Springs Feb. 14, 2010. Pileups close highways
1:49 p.m., February 14, 2010 Updated 11:23 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Traffic in both directions on Interstate 70 was blocked by multiple car pile-ups Sunday afternoon.
6:00 a.m.

Traffic backs up on an exit ramp from Kansas Highway 10 onto West Sixth Street. A study will be conducted on how to improve traffic flow at the intersection. KDOT plans traffic study at Sixth and SLT
February 15, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Jim Flory lives at the western edge of Lawrence, and spends a bit of time driving on the South Lawrence Trafficway and U.S. Highway 40.
2:00 p.m.
Mercedes Taylor-Puckett, coordinator of the Farmers Market Project for the Kansas Rural Center, spoke recently to the Senate Agriculture Committee about the need to improve access to farmers markets for people who receive food assistance and use the electronic benefits transfer card. Farmers’ market access growing
February 15, 2010 in print edition on 3A
A record number of Kansans are receiving food assistance, and there is an increasing number of farmers’ markets.
6:00 p.m.
With spring just around the corner, greenhouses in Lawrence like Howard Pine’s Garden Center, 1320 N. Third St., are putting out produce seeds and plantings for gardeners.
Take your first trip down the garden lane
February 15, 2010
Juicy tomatoes, cool cucumbers, refreshing watermelon. The abundant, hazy days of summer might be hard to imagine during this time of never-ending cold…
8:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Xavier Henry pulls up for a shot during warm-ups before tipping off against Texas A&M, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas. FINAL: Marcus Morris rescues KU late in 59-54 victory over No. 24 Texas A&M
7:08 p.m., February 15, 2010 Updated 11:08 p.m.
Saddled with four fouls, the Kansas sophomore made crucial plays down the stretch to help KU end the game on a 7-0 run.

All stories

FINAL: Marcus Morris rescues KU late in 59-54 victory over No. 24 Texas A&M
07:08 p.m., February 15, 2010 Updated 11:08 p.m.
Saddled with four fouls, the Kansas sophomore made crucial plays down the stretch to help KU end the game on a 7-0 run.
Higher ed leaders told to collaborate more
05:10 p.m., February 15, 2010 Updated 05:11 p.m. in print edition on A3
“You can deliver a better product probably at a reduced price by working together,” said state Rep. Joe McLeland, R-Wichita.
House clarifies Kansas law on habitual child sex offenses
February 15, 2010
The Kansas House has approved legislation that clarifies the state law on habitual child sex offenders.
Securities commissioner files for Secretary of State
February 15, 2010
A second Democrat is officially running for Kansas secretary of state.
Legislature looks at ways to cut own budget
04:06 p.m., February 15, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A4
On Monday, legislative leaders met to discuss the Legislature’s budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
Lawrence City Commission to consider $4.5 million bus facility at Tuesday’s meeting
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence transit leaders say a plan for a new $4.5 million joint maintenance facility may be the most important step yet in making the city and Kansas University’s bus systems operate as one.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital offering free program about stroke prevention
February 15, 2010
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is offering a free program about stroke prevention on Feb. 27.
Authorities, drivers still face numerous headaches after weekend pileups
01:26 p.m., February 15, 2010 Updated 07:04 p.m.
Kansas Highway Patrol troopers were busy Monday counting up the dozens of cars involved in multiple Sunday afternoon accidents in the Kansas City metro area, including a pileup involving more than 30 cars on Interstate 70, east of Lawrence.
The Oread hotel falls victim to vandals
12:30 p.m., February 15, 2010 Updated 01:16 p.m. in print edition on A3
Vandals gained access to a restricted area of Lawrence’s newest skyscraper and painted a large sign on its limestone walls.
Lawrence chiropractor offering service for donation to Leukemia Lymphoma Society
February 15, 2010
Dr. Joseph Hugunin, owner of Sport and Spine Chiropractic in Lawrence, is offering services for $25 on Feb. 20 and donating the money to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
KU remains at No. 1; Texas A&M earns ranking in both polls
11:56 a.m., February 15, 2010 Updated 12:05 p.m.
Following victories over Texas and Iowa State last week, the Kansas men’s basketball team remained atop both national polls Monday.
Candidate for KU music dean currently at Washington school
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
Kansas University has announced the second of three finalists for dean of the School of Music.
Public school enrollment in Kansas grows by more than 6,000 students this year
February 15, 2010
Enrollment in public schools in Kansas increased by 6,100 students this year — a rate of growth more than twice what it has been in recent years.
More organizations tell state that removing sales tax exemptions would be disastrous for them
10:06 a.m., February 15, 2010 Updated 01:59 p.m.
Nonprofit organizations warned legislators Monday that services will suffer if groups are forced to start paying Kansas’ sales tax to help eliminate a state budget shortfall.
Midpoint nears in 2010 legislative session
All proposed bills — with a few exceptions — must be approved by house of origin or lost for the year
February 15, 2010
Kansas legislators are approaching the first major deadline of the 2010 session with many of the major issues still unresolved.
McMurray wins Daytona 500
February 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
Jamie McMurray held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Daytona 500 on Sunday, a finish so thrilling it just about made up for a pothole that nearly derailed the Super Bowl of NASCAR.
Biden and Cheney spar over anti-terrorism policies
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
Pingponging across the airwaves, Vice President Joe Biden and predecessor Dick Cheney bickered Sunday over terror trials and interrogations, credit for success in Iraq and the long-running effort to contain Iran’s nuclear program.
U.S. rockets slam into Afghan home, killing 12
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
Two U.S. rockets slammed into a home Sunday outside the southern Taliban stronghold of Marjah, killing 12 civilians after Afghanistan’s president appealed to NATO to take care in its campaign to seize the town.
KDOT plans traffic study at Sixth and SLT
Management strategy wanted before further commercial development near intersection
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A1
Jim Flory lives at the western edge of Lawrence, and spends a bit of time driving on the South Lawrence Trafficway and U.S. Highway 40.
Pump patrol
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.34 at several stations.
‘Generosity of spirit’: Grandfather’s legacy inspires periodontist
February 15, 2010
Lawrence periodontist Dr. Mark Edwards is grateful for lifelong lessons he’s learned from his grandfather, father and football.
Medicaid challenge
Recent Medicaid cuts have cost Kansas $140 million in federal funds and are taking a mounting personal toll on the state’s most vulnerable residents and their families.
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A5
Every individual or group that depends on state funds is hurting right now, but when it comes to budget cuts that are penny-wise and pound-foolish, cuts in Medicaid reimbursement may take the cake.
25 years ago: Permit for communications tower southwest of town issued
February 15, 2010
Douglas County commissioners unanimously approved a permit for a communications tower southeast of Lawrence and rezoning for a housing development west of Lawrence.
100 years ago: Fate of fraternity members to be discussed
February 15, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 15, 1910: The school board will be meeting to discuss the fate of 19 high school lads who have been suspended for belonging to a fraternity. People from the chapters of Delta Omicron Omicron and Phi Sigma Chi are figuring on attending the sessions. The suspended students can be reinstated by signing positive agreements to denounce fraternity membership but the fraternity people say they have the right to operate.
40 years ago: Insurance commissioner will not seek re-election
February 15, 2010
Frank Sullivan of Lawrence, Kansas insurance commissioner since 1947, announced he would not seek re-election. It was anticipated that Fletcher Bell, 40, also of Lawrence, a top Sullivan aide for nine years, would seek the post in the coming election. Sullivan was 75.
Kitchen sink strainer simple to replace yourself
February 15, 2010
If your kitchen sink strainer assembly is worn or leaking, you should be able to install a new one without too much difficulty.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
February 15, 2010
Relationship abuse among youths more common than you’d imagine
February 15, 2010
A year ago, the media was saturated with details of domestic violence against singer Rihanna by her then-boyfriend, rapper Chris Brown. But what about the teen dating abuse that happens to noncelebrity teens, possibly even close to you?
New play focuses on teen dating violence
February 15, 2010
The Lawrence Arts Center will present the third installment to a series of plays focused on issues faced by today’s teens. “don’t u luv me?” features an all-youth cast, ranging in age from 13 to 18, and explores a violent romantic relationship.
Suit up for spring and summer
February 15, 2010
Come on, boys: Wear a suit! While some trends in menswear have carried over from 2009, 2010 does open the doors for several new or reintroduced styles. I think you’ll be surprised by the versatility of a well-tailored, fitted suit.
Take your first trip down the garden lane
February 15, 2010
Juicy tomatoes, cool cucumbers, refreshing watermelon. The abundant, hazy days of summer might be hard to imagine during this time of never-ending cold…
Dart collective: Lawrence league throwing singles night into mix
February 15, 2010
Darts — they’re not just for your lawn anymore! As it turns out, you can throw pointy pieces of metal at circular targets from the comfort of your local tavern or pub…
The secrets of Savvy Dads
Lawrence conference will address effective parenting techniques
February 15, 2010
Michael Boulton admits that being a father to his five children — ages 5 to 15 — often means he’s not doing what he wants to do.
U.S. captures rare Nordic medal
February 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
Johnny Spillane ended an 86-year drought that few Americans even knew existed. Alexandre Bilodeau ended a much shorter wait that practically everyone in Canada had been agonizing over.
East all-stars better West, 141-139
Wade garners MVP honors in front of record crowd
February 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
The largest crowd to watch a basketball game saw an all-too-familiar sight. Dwyane Wade did it again in north Texas.
Rookie Engelman growing in stature
February 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
A 5-foot-11, slight-of-build freshman, Kansas University women’s basketball guard Monica Engelman had the ball in the left corner and drove into a sea of big bodies and sharpened elbows from the University of Texas. When the drive began, it seemed awfully much to expect of someone so young and relatively small. Without ever panicking, she banked it off the glass. It was as if Engelman grew on her way to the basket.
A&M eager for top-ranked challenge
February 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
Texas A&M freshman Khris Middleton rooted for Kansas University’s basketball team from afar Saturday night. The 6-foot-7, 215-pound Aggie starter realized it would take a KU home victory over Iowa State to keep the Jayhawks firmly positioned at No. 1 heading into today’s 8 p.m. KU-A&M Big Monday clash in Reed Arena.
Aggies’ Turgeon among Big 12’s best
February 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon has to be on the short list of candidates for Big 12 coach of the year.
Divorces granted
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted by the Douglas County District Court:
Marriage licenses issued
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued by the Douglas County District Court:
U.S. seeks to bolster stance against Iran
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
U.S. officials sought to shore up support Sunday for a tougher stand against Iran’s nuclear program by saying Tehran had left the world little choice and expressing renewed confidence that holdout China would come around to harsher U.N. penalties.
Controversial billboards link abortion and race
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
The message on dozens of billboards across the city is provocative: Black children are an “endangered species.”
Stuck bolts hinder space station work
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
Astronauts ran into trouble trying to move the International Space Station’s fancy new observation deck late Sunday, and the job was put on hold as Mission Control debated what to do.
Repeal of gay ban in military won’t be soon
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
As promised, the Pentagon has begun examining how the ban on gays serving openly could be eased and then repealed, but a complete repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is probably years away.
Well-groomed skaters, dogs strut their stuff
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
Viewers immune to the charms of tonight’s Winter Olympics figure-skating competition (7 p.m., NBC) have plenty of sporting alternatives. Tamron Hall joins David Frei to host the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (7 p.m., USA; 8 p.m., CNBC).
Dogged by bad luck, Scottie in line to win Westminster
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
She is a hot dog, this little Sadie. Tongue out and wagging tail up, the perky, 4-year-old Scottish terrier has won more than 100 best in show ribbons and is the overwhelping favorite to complete dogdom’s Triple Crown this week at Westminster. She’s already charmed the judge, in fact.
Audiences love ‘Valentine’s Day’
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
The star-studded romance “Valentine’s Day” wooed audiences with a $52.4 million opening weekend, easily grabbing the No. 1 spot over the holiday that shares its name, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Horoscope for February 15, 2010
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
For Monday, Feb. 15: This year, be more aware of your finances. An additional source of money could appear. If you are single, someone quite dynamic will be popping into your life this summer. If you are attached, the two of you could be engaged in quite the tango this summer.
U.S. debt will keep growing even with recovery
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A8
It’s bad enough that Greece’s debt problems have rattled global financial markets. In the world’s largest economic and military power, there’s a far more serious debt dilemma.
Capitol briefing: News from the Kansas Statehouse
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
News, notes and quotes from the Kansas Statehouse:
Farmers’ market access growing
More people receiving food assistance able to use benefits for fresh produce
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
A record number of Kansans are receiving food assistance, and there is an increasing number of farmers’ markets.
ECKAN schedules food distribution
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
ECKAN will distribute food items for people who have previously signed up for the agency’s commodities program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Just Food Warehouse, 1200 E. 11th St.
College cuisine: KU duo whip up gourmet meals at home
February 15, 2010
Nancy Griego and Nina Riley have made a name for themselves blogging about home cooking for college students at www.edibleescapes.wordpress.com. The Kansas University students will be featured on this week’s “Jayni’s Kitchen.”
Audiobooks 101: Library offering tutorials on expanding mp3 collection
February 15, 2010
Jason Anderson is in his car — a lot. An hour-and-a-half a day, five days a week, back and forth to Kansas City, where he works as an engineer. His latest cure for making the time go by: mp3 audiobooks downloaded for free from Lawrence Public Library.
Order daffodils for good cause
February 15, 2010
The deadline to participate in Daffodil Days — an American Cancer Society fundraiser — is approaching.
Lawrence Home Show features latest building, design trends
February 15, 2010
More than 60 merchants attended the 2010 Lawrence Home Show at First Serve Tennis, representing a variety of innovations in home design and home improvement.
A checklist for preparing taxes
February 15, 2010
You have probably received most of the information necessary to complete your individual federal and state income taxes for 2009. Employers were required to have W2s postmarked by Feb. 2, and various other forms are sent throughout the first several weeks of the year.
Tanning bed not quite Miami
February 15, 2010
Experts call it “Seasonal Affective Disorder.” I call it “Winter Sucks, I Want To Hide.” Tomato, tomahto. Either way, the cold and clouds had me feeling down. Unable to sneak away to Miami unnoticed, I did the next best (and MUCH cheaper) thing and visited a sun therapist at the local tanning salon.
O’Neal’s choice
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A5
For House Speaker/litigator Mike O’Neal: Can you act in a truly virtuous manner in your public duties and private business by avoiding issues under litigation you conduct for private clients against Kansas while leading the Kansas House of Representatives? I say no.
All children?
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A5
In the debate over school closings, I have heard people say, “I don’t want to close any schools, but closures must be considered if we want do what’s best for all children.” I wonder, though, just who is included in “all children” when the schools being considered for closure are the ones working to educate the most vulnerable children.
Democrats encourage dependency
February 15, 2010 in print edition on A5
Only two things are infinite — the expanding universe and Democrats’ hostility to the District of Columbia’s school choice program. Killing this small program, which currently benefits 1,300 mostly poor and minority children, is odious and indicative. It is a small piece of something large — the Democrats’ dependency agenda, which aims to multiply the ways Americans are dependent on government.