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Warinner expected to coach offensive line at Notre Dame
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, who was not retained following the arrival of new KU football coach Turner Gill, is expected to join the staff of Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly in the coming days, a source close to the situation told the Journal-World on Friday.
Statehouse renovation to stop dome tours
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A4
The dome of the Kansas Statehouse will be off limits to visitors after Saturday.
People in the news
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B6
• Van Morrison birth report ‘utter fiction’ • Obama family visits theater to see ’Avatar’ • 2 more grandchildren for Prince Charles’ wife
Horoscope for Jan. 1, 2010
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B6
This year, you often see situations as black and white. An in-between exists where both can feel right and solutions can be found. If you are single, you will meet many people who might not be suitable for you. If you are attached, defer more often to your sweetie. Leo understands you well.
Hopeful beginning
American optimism apparently knows no bounds.
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A7
It probably comes as no surprise that 2009 and in fact the entire last decade are getting some pretty low marks across America.
Top 10 movies of the decade
January 1, 2010
If anything, the ‘00s could be remembered as the decade that fantasy/sci-fi/action films really grew up. Looking back at the best works from 2000-2009, there are plenty of films that creatively combined genre elements to reach a higher cinematic truth. It was extremely hard to pick just 10.
Challenges await KU in 2010
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A1
In 2010, “change” will be the word at Kansas University. As Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little finishes her first semester leading the university, she said she’s looking forward to the changes that the next year will bring.
These 2 should be in Hall
January 1, 2010
The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame is opening two new locations, in Wichita and Newton, to honor Sunflower athletic heroes. Two former Kansas basketball personalities of note are not included on the roster and, considering some of the relative non-entities who are, it’s tragic that Paul Endacott and Dick Harp are missing.
Child health coverage expands
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A1
As debate rages in Washington over health care reform, thousands of Kansas children will become eligible, starting today, for low-cost health insurance because of an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Small business center to host seminar
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B7
The KU Small Business Development Center will present “The Right Start” seminar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Public Library Business Center, basement level, 707 Vt.
USDA official to make appearance in Kansas
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B7
Dallas Tonsager, undersecretary of rural development for the United States Department of Agriculture, will attend the Kansas Farmers Union’s state convention on Jan. 8-9 at the Lawrence Holidome.
Local bank employee attends conference
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B7
Adam Bettis, a UVEST licensed branch employee at Intrust Bank, 901 Vt., attended the Platform Champions Conference Sept. 23-25 in San Diego. Bettis was one of 50 licensed branch employees selected to attend.
Commodities
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B7
Interest rates should remain steady
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B7
We are thinking about refinancing our mortgage. Would it be better to do it now, or to wait and see if interest rates will drop even farther?
20M-plus collect unemployment checks in 2009
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B7
A record 20 million-plus people collected unemployment benefits at some point in 2009, a year that ended with the jobless rate at 10 percent.
Search, budget shaped leaders’ work
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A6
As Kansas University officials again peer into their crystal balls in an attempt to divine the future, here’s a look back to late 2008, when then-Chancellor Robert Hemenway and then-Provost Richard Lariviere looked to 2009.
Intelligence lapses persist, report to Obama shows
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A6
U.S. security chiefs briefed President Barack Obama on Thursday about missteps in the lead-up to the attempted Detroit jetliner bombing as lawmakers joined the White House in racing to find out what went wrong.
Pyongyang seeks to mend ties with U.S.
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
North Korea called for an end of hostile relations with the United States and renewed its commitment to a nuclear-free Korean peninsula in a New Year’s message Friday.
State court allows assisted suicide
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Montana Supreme Court said Thursday that nothing in state law prevents patients from seeking physician-assisted suicide, making Montana the third state that will allow the procedure.
Gunman kills 5 at mall, then self
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
A lone gunman dressed in black killed five people, including four in a crowded shopping mall, before returning home and taking his own life on Thursday. It was the third such massacre in Finland in about two years, and once again raised questions about gun control in a Nordic country where hunting is popular.
Blackwater shooting case in Iraq dismissed
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
A federal judge dismissed all charges Thursday against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians in a crowded Baghdad intersection in 2007.
Top stories of 2009: Year marked by big changes
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A1
U.S. scanners went unused at airport
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
The U.S. gave Nigeria four full-body scanners for its international airports in 2008 to detect explosives and drugs, but none were used on the man suspected trying to blow up a Detroit-bound flight, Nigerian officials say.
Suicide bomber invited on base, sources say
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees at a remote outpost in southeastern Afghanistan had been invited onto the base and had not been searched, two former U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.
City parking passes expire today
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
All city of Lawrence downtown parking passes are set to expire today, City Hall leaders have announced.
AT&T ends Woods sponsorship
January 1, 2010
AT&T Inc. said Thursday it would no longer sponsor Tiger Woods, joining Accenture in dropping support for the world’s top golfer, who’s taking a break from the sport to focus on his marriage after his admitted infidelity.
Six asked to challenge health reform
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
Four Republican legislative leaders on Thursday said they want Attorney General Steve Six, a Democrat, to challenge his party’s proposed health care reform.
Democrat won’t seek Jenkins’ House seat
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
Another Democrat is giving 2010 a pass. State Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, who sought to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins for the 2nd Congressional District, which includes west Lawrence, bowed out of the race on Thursday. Kelly said she didn’t want a congressional campaign to divert her attention from working on the current state budget crisis.
Pump patrol
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A3
‘Sexting,’ ‘bromance,’ ‘tweet’ among banned words
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A1
Drawing nominations from English enthusiasts and those just plain tired of overused expressions, Lake Superior State University’s Word Banishment Committee has issued its list of words and phrases it deems time to be “unfriended.”
Vanity license plate law takes effect
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B8
A new law that goes into effect today will force thousands of Kansas residents to get new license plates.
Charities banking on last-minute giving
January 1, 2010 in print edition on C6
Charities and nonprofit agencies are hoping for an end-of-year surge in giving to mirror the recent increase in consumer spending and help compensate for a difficult 2009, according to charity officials.
New Year’s bonus: Champagne is cheaper
January 1, 2010 in print edition on C6
Partygoers worldwide have at least one good reason to forget the economic pain, job fears and mortgage woes of 2009: unusually cheap Champagne for New Year’s.
Origin of Tasmanian devils’ cancer found
January 1, 2010 in print edition on C6
Fierce as they are, Tasmanian devils can’t beat a contagious cancer that threatens to wipe them out. Now scientists think they’ve found the disease’s origin, a step in the race to save Australia’s snarling marsupial.
Ready or not, New Year’s shows are here
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B6
New Year’s Day has arrived. And early in the morning, too! If there’s anyone perkier than Al Roker, who presides over the coverage of the 121st Tournament of Roses Parade (10 a.m., NBC), it’s his sidekick Nancy O’Dell, veteran of the blaring entertainment magazine “Access Hollywood.”
Limbaugh ‘in good spirits’ at hospital after chest pains
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B6
Honolulu — ConConservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh remained hospitalized in Hawaii on Thursday after experiencing chest pains similar to a heart attack, according to the guest host on his nationally syndicated radio show.
Ammonia-treated beef defended
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
Restaurant chains and beef processors defended their products’ safety Thursday after a report that an ammonia treatment thought to kill harmful germs in meat isn’t as effective as the industry and regulators believed.
Costly vacation
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: President Obama spent millions of taxpayer dollars taking two Air Force Ones (they always take two) on a vacation in Hawaii while the rest of the country languished unemployed in the snow. Congress did not approve the expenditure.
A safe place
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Each evening, as temperatures start to plunge, I wonder how many homeless folks in Lawrence find beds at the Lawrence Community Shelter, or maybe they are ushered over to one of the downtown churches who have offered floor space during winter months.
Congress should tell the truth
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A7
No one I know makes New Year’s resolutions anymore. In part this may be because the resolutions often deal with our weaknesses — lose weight, quit smoking — so that when we fail, we resolve to stop resolving rather than be reminded of our inability to keep them.
Columnist seeks to master retirement
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A7
There is something fitting about writing my last column on the first day of a new year. January, after all, is named for the Roman god of beginnings and endings. He looked backward and forward at the same time.
KU twins eager for return to Philly
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas twins Marcus and Markieff Morris can’t wait for their return to Philadelphia for Saturday’s game against Temple.
Top 10 prep stories of 2009
January 1, 2010
Every year, something happens on the high school sports scene that stands out, be it a state title, a heartbreaking close call, a new record or a fancy first. With that in mind, 2009 was memorable for city sports. Here’s a top-10 list:
The Bell Firm, P.A., announces new partner
January 1, 2010 in print edition on B7
The Bell Firm, P.A., a criminal defense law firm, is announces that Carl Folsom III has accepted an offer to become a partner in the firm. The firm will change its name to Bell Folsom, P.A., to reflect the new partner.
These 10 articles piqued your interest more than any others this year
LJWorld.com shows you the most read stories, most watched videos of 2009
January 1, 2010
There’s a saying: You are what you eat. But, as a community, is it possible to glean some information from what we read, and what we watch? Take a look at these, the most read stories of 2009, and go back and watch our most watched videos.
Revelers’ cheers mark new decade in Times Square, around the world
January 1, 2010 in print edition on A2
Paris jazzed up the Eiffel Tower with a multicolored, disco-style light display as the world basked in New Year’s festivities with hopes that 2010 and beyond will bring more peace and prosperity.
Net Worth: Memorable Web discoveries help bolster 2009
January 1, 2010 in print edition on C1
While Americans are spending most of December obsessing over what gifts to give, journalists occupy their time mulling over what awards to bestow.
Ego, talent explored in ‘Me and Orson Welles’
January 1, 2010
Me and Orson Welles” is a sparkling love letter to a gigantic talent, a romance, a comedy, a drama. Above all it’s a tale of puberty, the period between childhood and adulthood for both of its title characters, and for America…