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Archive for Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Also from January 5

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, January 5, 2010
Polls
How much weight did you gain during the holidays?

Poll results

Response Percent
Stayed the same.
 
33%
1 to 5 pounds.
 
30%
Lost weight.
 
13%
6 to 10 pounds.
 
9%
Too scared to get on the scale.
 
6%
More than 20 pounds.
 
3%
11 to 20 pounds.
 
2%
Total 798
Did you make a New Year's resolution?

Poll results

Response Percent
To exercise more.
 
50%
To spend more time with family.
 
50%
To quit smoking.
 
0%
To eat healthier.
 
0%
To work less.
 
0%
Total 4
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence dietitian Shannon Jones reaches for a package of Yokids yogurt, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at the Sixth Street HyVee store. Jones believes that 50 percent of a shopper's items should be vegetables and that shoppers should stick to the periphery of the grocery store because, most often that's where they will find the healthier food items. Shop like a dietitian: We ask Lawrence experts how to make healthier choices at the grocery store
January 4, 2010
Vowing to eat right is an easy resolution to make, until faced with the chance to eat your words along with a few cookies.
6:00 a.m.
This aerial from Dec. 22, 2009, shows the new I-70 turnpike bridge to the north of the old bridge which is being demolished in a series of blasts this winter. This shot puts the west bank of the river on the left and east bank on right. Road projects keep moving in 2010
January 5, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The new year promises to bring more destruction, continued construction and plenty of obstructions to the Kansas Turnpike in Lawrence, but the guy in charge can promise drivers at least one thing: He’s looking forward to the end, just like you.
10:00 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. State transportation committee advances plan that would raise taxes to fund state transportation plan
January 4, 2010 in print edition on 3A
A legislative committee on Monday pushed forward two proposals that would increase taxes to fuel a new state transportation plan.
2:00 p.m.
City crews used heavy equipment to remove snow near 10th and Vermont Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009. A several-day storm dumped more than 7 inches of snow on Lawrence. City crews working to get snow off streets before next wave of winter weather on Wednesday
January 4, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence’s entire roster of Street Division personnel will continue dumping sand, spreading salt and scraping blades Tuesday on city streets.
6:00 p.m.
Best Local Music of 2009
January 5, 2010 in print edition on 7A
Here’s 10 albums from the Lawrence and Kansas City area that we truly, wholeheartedly enjoyed — and a nice long list of honorable mentions…

All stories

Victim jailed on contempt charge after refusing to testify against two men in robbery case
05:41 p.m., January 5, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A4
A Douglas County judge on Wednesday ordered a man to spend 30 days in jail, one day after he refused to testify against two men accused of trying to rob him.
Perry Lecompton Farmers’ Market organizer seeking community input
04:57 p.m., January 5, 2010 Updated 04:40 p.m.
Perry Lecompton Farmers’ Market meeting scheduled for Jan. 17.
Winter storm warning issued for Douglas County and surrounding areas beginning 6 a.m. Wednesday
Winter storm warning also covers Jefferson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson counties; Winter weather advisory covers Shawnee, Franklin counties
02:32 p.m., January 5, 2010 Updated 09:49 p.m. in print edition on A1
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Douglas County — as well as Jefferson County — beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday and running through 6 p.m. Thursday.
Statehouse Live: Elderly services cut; “Rainy Day Fund” proposal unveiled
02:00 p.m., January 5, 2010 Updated 02:15 p.m.
Home-based care for low-income seniors reduced; Bi-partisan plan proposed to sock away tax funds for bad economic times
Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department encourages H1N1 vaccinations, schedules more clinics
01:33 p.m., January 5, 2010 Updated 10:40 a.m. in print edition on A4
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department still encourages people to get the H1N1 flu vaccine. It has scheduled more clinics for January.
KU’s School of Education prepares to celebrate centennial
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s School of Education is marking its centennial this year with the construction of a new reading plaza, a variety of events and lectures.
Ex-Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline subpoenaed in Tiller murder trial
01:20 p.m., January 5, 2010 Updated 05:56 p.m. in print edition on B8
Defense attorneys for a man charged with killing one of the nation’s few late-term abortion providers have subpoenaed two state prosecutors who tried unsuccessfully to convict the victim, Dr. George Tiller, on criminal charges.
Gill announces full coaching staff
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University football coach Turner Gill officially announced his 10-man coaching staff Tuesday, a group that includes two former KU assistants and 213 years of college coaching experience.
Kansas budget situation leads to late payments to schools, cuts to senior services
Payment delayed to schools again; senior services cut
10:55 a.m., January 5, 2010 Updated 06:37 p.m. in print edition on A1
The Kansas budget on Tuesday continued on a downward spiral with a delayed payment to school districts and cuts in senior services, even while the state expanded a health program for children.
Lawrence police searching for suspect in theft from pharmacy
10:16 a.m., January 5, 2010 Updated 01:01 p.m. in print edition on A5
Police say a man walked behind the counter, grabbed drugs and walked out.
Two state senators plan to introduce a bipartisan bill this afternoon to balance state budget
January 5, 2010
Two Kansas state senators have come up with a bipartisan initiative to balance the state budget.
People in the news
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A9
People in the news for January 5, 2010.
Terrorist watch lists growing; Obama to reveal new measures
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
The government has added dozens of people to the ominous lists of suspected terrorists and those barred from U.S.-bound flights, a crackdown that comes as President Barack Obama is poised to announce changes to the nation’s watch lists.
KU players mostly aides in NFL
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Mike McCarthy and Mike McCormack. Similar names. Similar distinctions. McCarthy is the only former Baker University football player who has been an NFL head coach. He’s currently the Green Bay Packers’ head man.
Three arrested after brief car chase
January 5, 2010
Three Lawrence residents were arrested Monday evening after leading police on a brief car chase.
Tax preparers to face new IRS regulations
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B10
The IRS plans to require tax preparers to pass a test and register with the government to better police a largely unregulated industry used by most taxpayers.
Stock rally may be good sign for year
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B10
If the stock market holds to a pattern it has followed for most of the past 40 years, 2010 could be a big year for investors.
2 dead in shootout at federal building
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B10
A gunman who opened fire with a shotgun at a federal building Monday, killing one security guard and wounding a U.S. marshal before he was shot to death, was upset over losing a lawsuit over his Social Security benefits, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.
Best Local Music of 2009
From indie-pop to hip-hop, the decade in local music came to an abundant end
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
Here’s 10 albums from the Lawrence and Kansas City area that we truly, wholeheartedly enjoyed — and a nice long list of honorable mentions…
Telescope unearths star-like mysteries
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B10
NASA’s new planet-hunting telescope has found two mystery objects that are too hot to be planets and too small to be stars.
Greyhounds need homes as tracks close
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B10
Seven dog tracks halted racing across the country last year, forcing hundreds of greyhounds into an uncertain future.
U.S. takes risk on Yemeni president to fight al-Qaida
2 killed as security forces clash with group of militants
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B10
Yemeni security forces clashed with al-Qaida fighters Monday, killing two, the latest sign the embattled, longtime president is making good on vows that his country will cooperate with the United States in fighting the terror network.
New Pearl Harbor evidence surfaces
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A9
After 72 years and hundreds of books on the subject, you’d think we’d know everything about the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. But “Nova” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings) uses forensics to disinter another fragment of evidence about the infamous December morning.
Horoscope for January 5, 2010
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, events encourage you to let go and see the big picture. Instead of a situation being right or wrong, look at it as changeable. Sometimes the resolution will be quite dynamic. If you are single, you could meet someone out of the blue. If you are attached, neither of you can complain about boredom. Virgo pushes you to look at situations differently.
U.S. job satisfaction at record low
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
We can’t get no job satisfaction.
Professors denounce violence on protesters
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Nearly 90 professors at Tehran University have told Iran’s supreme leader that ongoing violence against protesters shows the weakness of the country’s leadership, a pro-reform Web site reported Monday, reflecting a growing willingness to risk careers and studies to challenge the ruling clerics.
Bomber of CIA post was trusted informant
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA operatives in Afghanistan last week was a Jordanian informant who lured intelligence officers into a trap by promising new information about al-Qaida’s top leadership, former U.S. government officials said Monday.
‘We are jihadists,’ not terrorists, suspects say
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Five northern Virginia men arrested in Pakistan indicated Monday that they plan to fight terrorism charges that Pakistani police are recommending by using a strategy seen in U.S. courtrooms: that they were preparing for jihad but not planning any terror attacks.
3rd uninvited guest got into White House event
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
A third uninvited guest made his way into the White House state dinner for India’s prime minister in November, the Secret Service said Monday.
Report: Apple tablet coming this month
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
Speculation intensified Monday that Apple Inc. will soon unveil a tablet-style gadget for consuming music, movies, books and other media.
System drops record snow, chills the South
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A2
A bitter chill has settled in across the eastern half of the country, threatening crops, closing schools and making Charleston, S.C., feel more like New York City.
Tricky Boise State triumphs in Fiesta Bowl
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B5
Boise State reached into its bag of tricks again and stunned Texas Christian in a Fiesta Bowl duel of unbeaten BCS busters.
Narodowski named to All-Canadian team
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University shortstop David Narodowski on Monday was named to the 2009 All-Canadian College Baseball Team, which was selected by the publishers of CanadianBaseballNetwork.com.
KU coach Gill officially announces two signings
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University football coach Turner Gill officially announced the first two signings of his tenure Monday, welcoming in junior college players Quinn Mecham and Dave Clark.
100 years ago: 50th anniversary for Lawrence church
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 5, 1910: “One of the first churches to erect a building in Lawrence was the Episcopal Trinity Church, 1859. It now plans many special 50th anniversary events.
25 years ago: Call made for stricter drunk driving laws
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A6
Kansas Atty. Gen. Bob Stephan was calling for the Legislature to put more teeth into the state’s drunken driving laws — including passing a statute that would allow victims of drunken drivers to sue the tavern or private club where the driver became intoxicated.
40 years ago: KU loses Big Eight opener
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A6
The Kansas basketball team opened its Big Eight season with a disappointing 56-53 loss to Missouri at Columbia.
Agency pride
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A6
To the editor: Lawrence and Douglas County have many things to be proud of. One of those is Headquarters Counseling Center, one of the oldest 24-hour counseling centers in the country.
Not No. 1
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A6
To the editor: Shame on you, Journal-World! The firing and hiring (in that order) of coaches for Kansas University’s mediocre football program is a more important story than the economy (No. 2) or KU’s historic hire of a new chancellor (No. 3)?
Kansas women slip to 24th after loss to NMSU
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
In the wake of Sunday’s 61-60 loss at New Mexico State, Kansas University’s women slipped from No. 21 to the 24th slot in the Associated Press weekly basketball poll.
Defensive driving
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A6
To the editor: As I was carefully driving through the intersections at Sixth and Kentucky, Sixth and Vermont and Sixth and Massachusetts around 9 a.m. Sunday, it was still snowing and the streets were not clear yet. At first, I was glad to see a sand truck coming in the opposite direction.
America needs to get its mojo back
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A6
When I look ahead to the next decade, here’s the question that haunts me: Can America get its mojo back?
Another loss
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A6
The vacancies in key KU positions continue to grow.
Talks to cover prairie establishment topics
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A5
The Grassland Heritage Foundation is sponsoring two upcoming talks on prairie establishment and management.
Haley, K.C. end tough year on good note
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
It was unseasonably warm the night of Oct. 25 when Larry Johnson pulled up his Twitter account and unwittingly did the Kansas City Chiefs a world of good.
Lawrence man arrested after making threats with knife
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 20-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Monday afternoon after threatening a woman with a knife.
Road projects keep moving in 2010
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A1
The new year promises to bring more destruction, continued construction and plenty of obstructions to the Kansas Turnpike in Lawrence, but the guy in charge can promise drivers at least one thing: He’s looking forward to the end, just like you.
Big-time stage
FSHS grad Ballard starting in Orange Bowl
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B1
A couple of seasons ago, football fans in Lawrence had plenty of reason to tune into the 2008 Orange Bowl, where Kansas University was making its first appearance in a BCS bowl game.
Russell should be first Raider to go
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B2
Quarterback JaMarcus Russell was nowhere in sight as the Oakland Raiders offseason began Monday. Please, keep it that way, into the 2010 season and beyond.
Washington meets with Shanahan
Redskins move quickly to find replacement for fired Zorn
January 5, 2010 in print edition on B2
The Washington Redskins moved quickly in their pursuit of Mike Shanahan on Monday, flying in the former Denver Broncos coach on the same day the team fired Jim Zorn.
Pump patrol
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.36 at several stations.
Kidcast: Shikeyah Brunello
January 5, 2010
The Kidcast for January 4, 2010.
Double Take: A few more New Year’s resolutions for parents and for teens
January 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
I know we’re five days into 2010, but it’s never too late to drop a few more New Year’s resolutions on our readers.