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Archive for Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Also from February 23

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, February 23, 2010
Podcasts
Polls
Have you ever had a fake ID?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
67%
Yes
 
32%
Total 1128
Will the KU men's basketball team go undefeated in Big 12 regular season play?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
61%
No
 
28%
Not sure
 
10%
Total 2028
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Jayhawks dance with their sixth-consecutive Big 12 Conference title trophy after their 81-68 win over Oklahoma, Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. From left are Travis Releford, Sherron Collins, Cole Aldrich and Jeff Withey. FINAL: Make it six! Kansas clinches share of Big 12 title with 81-68 victory over Oklahoma
7:04 p.m., February 22, 2010 Updated 11:48 p.m.
Xavier Henry led the Jayhawks with 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting.
6:00 a.m.
From left, Kansas players Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris (22) and Thomas Robinson (0) watch a highlight reel of the season following their 81-68 win over Oklahoma, Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. Remarkably, Kansas has stayed the course
February 23, 2010 in print edition on 1B
So many factors can derail a talented college basketball team.
10:00 a.m.
Emergency crews working in North Lawrence while nearby construction lags are proving costly. Extra crews are expected to continue their shifts into March. Emergency costs rise as North Lawrence construction lags
February 22, 2010 in print edition on 1A
A fifth of emergency calls in North Lawrence come during times when an extra emergency crew is on duty in the neighborhood — a service that already has cost nearly twice what had been expected as delays continue at an intersection-reconstruction project.
2:00 p.m.
The Department of Nurse Anesthesia Education is one of many academic programs at Kansas University Medical Center that use patient simulators to train students.
Doctors donate $200,000 for new KU Medical Center simulation center
February 22, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Kansas University Medical Center has received $200,000 for a new simulation center that would be equipped with mannequins and equipment representing a variety of medical conditions. It would include intensive care and surgical and emergency rooms, as well as areas where students meet with actors who portray patients.
6:00 p.m.
Twin brothers Ben (left) and Nate Rosenbloom are actively involved with the drama department at Free State High School. Dual roles: Twin brothers share bill as February ArtStars
February 23, 2010 in print edition on 6A
It takes two to make the Free State High School Thespian Club run right.

All stories

U.S. Highway 24 repairs to delay traffic Thursday in Topeka
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
Pavement repairs will slow traffic Wednesday along a seven-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 24 through Topeka north of the Kansas River.
State house committee schedules hearing to consider hike to state alcohol tax
Additional revenue would help services for mentally ill, disabled
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
A House committee this week has scheduled a hearing for legislation to increase wholesale alcoholic beverage taxes and use that revenue to fill in budget holes for services for the mentally ill and disabled.
Royal Crest is the scene of benefit for area youth stricken with cancer
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
Family and friends are sponsoring a bowl-a-thon Sunday to benefit 4-year-old “Baby” Jay Souter, who is battling her second bout with cancer.
Antique show at fairgrounds to benefit area non-profits
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Pilot Club will sponsor an antique show at the county fairgrounds this weekend.
Wildflower growth gains traction alongside roads, highways
Reduced maintenance, improved driver safety among advantages
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
Governments are discovering that an environmentally friendly reduction in roadside mowing can spawn other benefits, including lower maintenance expenses and perhaps even improved driver safety.
Douglas County hosting two upcoming weather educational events
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B3
Two upcoming opportunities for the community to learn about weather.
Douglas County Bank hosts “Read Across America” event
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B8
Douglas County Bank will host a Read Across America event from 10 a.m. to noon March 6 at their branch at 4728 W. Sixth St.
Final “Bleeding Kansas” event planned for Lecompton
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B8
The final event in Lecompton’s “Bleeding Kansas” series is this weekend.
Kansas Senate committee ponders who’s in charge if the sheriff leaves office
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A5
There seems to be some conflict in state law on who is next in line if a sheriff leaves office or is forced out of the job.
City commission may back off school closing opposition
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A1
As city commissioners get ready for their meeting this evening, there are signs that they may be backing off from their intent to send a letter asking the Lawrence school board to refrain from closing any school.
One defendant in federal meth case released from custody
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
One of three men charged with methamphetamine trafficking after a raid last week at a home east of Lawrence has been released from custody, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Kansan says he didn’t know Haitian children still had parents
01:08 p.m., February 23, 2010 Updated 05:43 p.m. in print edition on A4
A Kansas youth pastor and nine other American missionaries jailed in Haiti for trying to take children out of the earthquake-ravaged nation didn’t know the children still had parents, the pastor told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Law enforcement conducts first of four fake ID stings in Lawrence
01:04 p.m., February 23, 2010 Updated 03:37 p.m. in print edition on A1
Local law enforcement agencies conducted the first of four planned fake ID stings in Lawrence on Monday night, the same night the Kansas University men’s basketball team played Oklahoma in front of a national TV audience.
Topeka resident dies from H1N1 flu virus, state health officer urges vaccination
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A4
Kansas Department of Health and Environment announces that a 60-year-old Topeka man has died from H1N1 influenza. State health officer says it’s not too late to get vaccinated.
Statehouse Live: Concealed carry change proposed; Liquor tax increase to go before House committee
09:09 a.m., February 23, 2010 Updated 01:24 p.m.
State Rep. Forrest Knox, R-Altoona, said Tuesday that placing a sign prohibiting concealed weapons in an unsecured facility can actually be dangerous.
K-State releases proposals for $8 million in budget cuts, $7 million new tuition revenue
February 23, 2010
Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz is proposing nearly $8 million in budget cuts in the next two years.
Kansas senators express strong support for creation of ‘rainy day fund’
08:43 a.m., February 23, 2010 Updated 05:44 p.m. in print edition on B10
Members of a Kansas Senate panel expressed strong support Tuesday for a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would create a “rainy day” fund in the budget.
Kansas House committee set to debate Thursday whether federal government has become too intrusive
February 23, 2010
A Kansas House committee is taking up a states’ rights resolution declaring that the federal government has become too intrusive.
Remarkably, Kansas has stayed the course
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
So many factors can derail a talented college basketball team.
A league of his own
KU wins Big 12; Collins sets mark
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University senior Sherron Collins planted a big kiss on the Big 12 championship trophy, then at the urging of his teammates, hoisted the hardware high over his head as he headed out the northwest tunnel, putting the finishing touches on a short but sweet celebration late Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
OU doomed by slow start
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B5
Monday’s 81-68 loss to top-ranked Kansas University was one of those games Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel would like to have back — at least the start.
Canada drops ‘Own the Podium’ quest
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
A full day later, the U.S. hockey victory over Canada was still reverberating at the Vancouver Olympics.
Terrorism suspect pleads guilty in plot
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
A former airport shuttle driver accused of buying beauty supplies to make bombs for an attack on New York City subways pleaded guilty Monday, admitting he agreed to conduct an al-Qaida-led “martyrdom operation” because of U.S. involvement in his native Afghanistan.
President’s health care proposal includes ‘Insurance Rate Authority’
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A1
President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled his 10-year, $1 trillion health plan, which would would bring health insurance to more than 31 million Americans who now lack it.
LMH offers program on stroke prevention
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B10
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is offering a free program about stroke prevention.
Double Take: Past columnists give advice on college
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A6
The last four Double Take co-authors come back for advice on making a successful transition to college.
Pump patrol
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.44 at several stations.
Dual roles: Twin brothers share bill as February ArtStars
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A6
It takes two to make the Free State High School Thespian Club run right.
School board leans toward closures
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A1
A majority of Lawrence school board members on Monday night said they were at least willing to consider school closures as the district tries to cut $5 million before next school year.
Aldrich on championships: ‘It never gets old’
Jayhawks feather cap with another Big 12 title
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A1
For the third-straight year, Kansas junior center Cole Aldrich found himself in the middle of a Big 12 trophy celebration with teammates.
UConn upsets Mountaineers
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B3
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun opened the game with a technical foul, and West Virginia’s Bob Huggins ended it with two.
Free State bowlers finish in second
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B3
The Free State High boys and girls placed second Monday in a triangular at Ranch West Bowling Center.
KU splits baseball openers
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B3
Senior Cameron Selik earned his first victory of the season, holding Eastern Michigan to one run on two hits over six innings, to help the Kansas University baseball team defeat Eastern Michigan, 9-5, in the second game of a doubleheader Monday night at the Metrodome.
San Diego releases RB Tomlinson
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
The slashing, dazzling runs came less frequently. The yards didn’t pile up as easily as in previous seasons.
Toyota misled public about problems, Congress members say
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
Congress members on Monday accused Toyota officials of making misleading public statements about the causes of its runaway cars and faulted federal safety regulators for conducting “cursory and ineffective” investigations because of a crippling lack of expertise.
Bipartisan jobs bill moves past Republican filibuster
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
A bipartisan jobs bill cleared a GOP filibuster on Monday with critical momentum provided by the Senate’s newest Republican, Scott Brown of Massachusetts.
Cheney hospitalized after chest pains
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was hospitalized after experiencing chest pains Monday, an aide said.
Gene marker could aid cancer treatment
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
Blood tests derived from the DNA of cancer patients’ tumors will offer doctors a new way to determine whether the patients’ treatment has eliminated the disease, a study said.
NATO strike kills at least 21 in error
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A2
NATO jets mistakenly killed at least 21 people in central Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Monday, the deadliest attack on civilians in six months.
Horoscope for February 23, 2010
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you head in a new direction as some of the burdens of the past lighten up. You also might wonder at your luck as you begin a new luck cycle this year. If you are single, you could welcome a very special person into your life. If you are attached, the two of you could feel quite connected. Cancer brings out your feelings.
Canada drops ‘Own the Podium’ quest
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
A full day later, the U.S. hockey victory over Canada was still reverberating at the Vancouver Olympics.
Powers leads KU golfers
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B3
Emily Powers fired a 1-over-par 73 to lead the Kansas University women’s golf team on a difficult second day at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic on Monday.
San Diego releases RB Tomlinson
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B2
The slashing, dazzling runs came less frequently. The yards didn’t pile up as easily as in previous seasons.
1st provost finalist visits KU
February 23, 2010 in print edition on B10
The first finalist for Kansas University’s top academic leader told a public forum Monday that budget cuts at a state university shouldn’t be distributed across the board.
KU task force looks at ways to improve research
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A3
A task force convened by Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little is recommending new ways to upgrade the level of scholarly research being done at the school.
100 years ago: Citizens concentrate on town beautification
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 23, 1910: As spring approaches, the idea of cleaning up and beautifying the town and the individual premises should be one of the foremost things in the minds of citizens. Much good was done with the last cleanup effort and we need to duplicate that for 1910. There are many worthwhile projects to consider.
40 years ago: Administration considering action after KU student group confiscates Kansan copies
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
Kansas University administrators called an emergency meeting to consider action after members of the KU Black Students Union confiscated copies of the University Daily Kansan on the campus — because there was material to which BSU members objected.
Athletic cuts
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
It is with great interest that I follow your reports on local school closings. After reviewing the “Prioritized Program Cuts” (as published on LJWorld.com), I found that there is no mention of eliminating 1) field trips, and/or 2) grade school physical education (the kids have recess every day).
One district
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
It is unfortunate that the whole school budget cuts issue has lost focus. This is not about one school or building or a community being lost. It is about how to make these cuts while minimizing the loss in education for all K-12 students. A building does not educate, nor does a building make a community. Teachers and parents educate, and a community is made by having a common interest. We may not agree on the means necessary to make the cuts, but I would hope that we are all interested in educating all children.
Valuable property
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
Lawrence school district facility-closing ideas have failed to focus on the building with the greatest commercial value. Closed schools, when a buyer can be found, are generally sold at a loss. However, 110 McDonald Drive formerly housed businesses.
Bill Self fan
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
Once again Bill Self shows the definition of the word “class.” While out with friends from out of town we were lucky enough to exchange a few words and get his autograph on our friend’s purse. (She is a huge fan!)
Popularity contest?
Passing legislation that will be popular across Kansas isn’t necessarily bad.
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
Since when is it a bad thing for state legislators to respond to a “popular” concern?
Success story
An outstanding Kansas University student is a pretty good advertisement for teaching arts and music in the public schools.
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A7
The story in Monday’s Journal-World about a young jazz musician at Kansas University is a reminder of how important arts and extracurricular programs can be for some public school students.
25 years ago: Texas man found guilty of attack on KU student
February 23, 2010
A county jury found a 22-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, man guilty of the March 23 rape and kidnapping of a 22-year-old Kansas University student. The jury had spent three hours in deliberation. The defendant had fled to Texas and had to be extradited. Sentencing was set for later.
As answers arrive, ‘Lost’ loses coherence
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A9
We’ve been told to expect plenty of “answers” on this final season of “Lost” (8 p.m., ABC). But what if the answers are lame?
People in the news
February 23, 2010 in print edition on A9
People in the news for February 23, 2010.