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Births
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Hannah's Heroes "Unwrapping the Past," by Lyda Andrus The day in photos, January 8, 2010
Podcasts
Polls
Have you donated blood?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
75%
No.
 
25%
Total 44
In this economy, should a high school senior preparing for college attend a community college first before heading off to a four-year school?

Poll results

Response Percent
Attend a community college first
 
56%
Head straight to a four-year school
 
32%
Not sure
 
10%
Total 1399
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Scot Pollard standing tall at The Yacht Club, 530 Wis. Scot Topic: Jayhawk and NBA star Scot Pollard sounds off on everything from Twitter to Tiger
January 7, 2010
Can someone known for his larger-than-life persona really retreat quietly into domesticity or muzzle his notoriously opinionated mouth? Nope…
6:00 a.m.
Hannah Miller, center, smiles along with a group of donors as they get their picture taken together Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Community Blood Center in Kansas City, Mo. The donors got a rare chance to meet Hannah who is one of many recipients of the blood they donated. Baker University freshman meets life-saving blood donors
January 7, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Eighty-three-year-old John Reber braved the bitter cold Thursday morning and drove on snow-packed roads from his longtime residence in Topeka to the Community Blood Center in Kansas City. He didn’t want to miss an opportunity of his lifetime.
10:00 a.m.
Vehicles travel Thursday on Iowa Street near 15th Street in this file photo. Once snow melts, potholes expected to be less prevalent than years past
January 7, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Sure, the wind chill’s below zero. Your shovel doesn’t stand a chance against the ice still buried on your driveway. And you’re still afraid to venture out for the mail — fearing the arrival of a “Pay-$72-Because-You-Didn’t-Clear-Your-Sidewalk” letter from City Hall.
2:00 p.m.
Motorists drive south along N. 2nd Street Thursday. Work is delayed due to old concrete blocking further construction on the roadway. North Lawrence intersection will be closed for months longer
January 7, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Unexpected underground discoveries are pushing back completion dates and adding to the cost of rebuilding the intersection of North Second and Locust streets in North Lawrence.
6:00 p.m.
Lynda Andrus. Unwrapping the past: Manhattan artist Lynda Andrus connects with childhood through assemblage
January 8, 2010 in print edition on 1C
For the last decade or so, Andrus’ go-to medium has been the wax-coated paper everyone else throws away - Starbursts, Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Roll Pops, Dubble Bubble, Bit-O-Honey - any colorful wrapper from a retro candy fits her palate…

All stories

Canadians tout health system during panel discussion in Lawrence
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
Canadians described their single-payer health care system as one that works. “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for anything,” said Dale Kuyek, a licensed practical nurse in Saskatchewan.
Cold temperatures pose special challenges for gas, water supplies
Roofs can be strained by excess snow as well
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A1
On Friday, Lawrence residents did their best to carry on with life, even as the thermometer barely crept above zero.
Attorney general wants to limit robo-calls
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
Unwanted robo-calls would be banned under a measure proposed Friday by Attorney General Steve Six.
TherapyWorks to host free seminar on treatment of dizziness
January 8, 2010
TherapyWorks will be hosting a free seminar on “Treatment and Balance of Dizziness.” The event will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at TherapyWorks, 1311 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 1000
State health officer reiterates vaccination after 52-year-old Kansan dies from H1N1
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 52-year-old man from southwest Kansas has died from the H1N1 flu virus. The man did not have any underlying health conditions that placed him at greater risk for severe complications of influenza.
Man accused of killing George Tiller will be allowed to present evidence of his beliefs
Still prohibited from using so-called ‘necessity defense’
01:00 p.m., January 8, 2010 Updated 11:11 p.m. in print edition on B8
A judge says he will allow the man accused of killing a Kansas abortion provider to present evidence of his honest belief that the killing was necessary.
Police identify suspect in Orchards Drug robbery, seek public’s help in locating
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police have identified a 30-year-old Lawrence man as the suspect in a robbery on Tuesday of Orchards Drug, 1410 Kasold Drive.https://admin.6newslawrence.com/media/photo/
Freddy’s Frozen Custard seeks to fill old Sheridan’s site at 23rd and Iowa
Pines International, Grace Evangelical also among Lawrence development filings
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
Officials with Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers have filed a site plan with the city’s planning department to open a new restaurant at the site of the former Sheridan’s Frozen Custard, 2030 W. 23rd St.
Report: Four suspended Tennessee players will miss Sunday’s game against KU
11:18 a.m., January 8, 2010 Updated 01:05 p.m.
Four Tennessee basketball players — Tyler Smith, Melvin Goins, Cameron Tatum and Brian Williams — will not play in Sunday’s game against Kansas, according to GoVolsExtra.com.
Water line break reported on 23rd Street; earlier break affected water service at KU
11:15 a.m., January 8, 2010 Updated 04:10 p.m.
Motorists on 23rd Street should expect delays Friday afternoon.
Brownback raised more than $1.5 million in 2009 for gubernatorial campaign
10:49 a.m., January 8, 2010 Updated 12:58 p.m. in print edition on A4
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback’s campaign for governor raised more than $1.53 million in cash contributions last year, the campaign reported Friday.
Sunflower Broadband experiences outage
09:29 a.m., January 8, 2010 Updated 10:42 p.m. in print edition on A3
Many Sunflower Broadband customers were without some of their favorite channels Friday morning.
Alabama unanimous No. 1 in final AP poll
January 8, 2010
Alabama received all 60 first-place votes in the final Associated Press football ranking released Friday morning.
New Kansas group calls on Legislature to consider tax hike
07:55 a.m., January 8, 2010 Updated 04:30 p.m. in print edition on A1
A coalition of health care and education groups on Friday said state budget cuts have caused serious harm to Kansas and called on legislators to consider tax increases to bridge the revenue shortfall.
BCS chief: System works
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
The new BCS executive director officially began his tenure Thursday by saying the often-criticized postseason represents a consensus among the 120 schools that play major college football.
Icy weather has beneficial side, too
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
Old Man Winter’s rage actually provides comfort for area crops, kills off warm-weather pests and boosts hopeful optimism for floral success this spring.
Astronomers say we may find other Earth-like planets within the decade
January 8, 2010 in print edition on C3
Astronomers say they are on the verge of finding planets like Earth orbiting other stars, a key step in determining whether we are alone in the universe.
Net Worth: Techno-heavy holidays salvaged by batch of weird books
January 8, 2010 in print edition on C1
Overwhelmed by the invasiveness of iPhones, MacBooks and Nintendo DS players favored by my family, I vowed to stop the madness.
Capitol Federal vice president retires
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B7
John B. Dicus, chairman of Capitol Federal Savings, Topeka, announces the retirement of vice president/branch manager Joe Oberzan on Jan. 19. An open house will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the bank’s west Lawrence branch, 1025 Iowa.
Fleetwood Mac and Chocolate Cheese
On the eve of local tribute shows to Fleetwood Mac and Ween, we offer this handy guide
January 8, 2010
UPDATE: Everywhere (A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac) is CANCELLED. But “Don’t Stop” thinking about the Ween Tribute!
Unwrapping the past: Manhattan artist Lynda Andrus connects with childhood through assemblage
January 8, 2010 in print edition on C1
For the last decade or so, Andrus’ go-to medium has been the wax-coated paper everyone else throws away - Starbursts, Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Roll Pops, Dubble Bubble, Bit-O-Honey - any colorful wrapper from a retro candy fits her palate…
Wind chill readings below zero; some area roads snowpacked
12:00 a.m., January 8, 2010 Updated 05:00 a.m.
A Wind Chill Warning is in effect through Saturday morning.
Reed on trey: ‘It’s my job’
Junior excited big three key to Kansas’ narrow victory over Cornell
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
Tyrel Reed pumped his fist, pounded his chest and jumped high in the air after hitting perhaps the biggest shot of his three-year Kansas University basketball career. The Jayhawks’ junior combo guard was all fired up after accepting a pass from Sherron Collins and swishing a three-pointer to give KU a 61-60 lead with 3:55 left in Wednesday’s 71-66 home victory over gritty Cornell.
No decision on Vols players
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B3
Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl said Thursday that no official decision has been made on the status of four players for Sunday’s game against Kansas.
High Tide: Longhorns lose McCoy, national title
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
Eryk Anders forced a fumble on his blindside sack of Texas backup quarterback Garrett Gilbert with 3:02 left Thursday night to help the top-ranked Crimson Tide hold on for a 37-21 victory in the BCS title game — a victory that figured to be much easier when Alabama knocked out Colt McCoy early in the first quarter.
Déjà vu all over again
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B1
Almost daily I renew my respect for the observer who noted that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Take college football, university governance, money, personal conflicts, faculty input, name your own poison … it’s all happened at one school after another, including our own Kansas University — would you believe it, 100 years ago right now?
Suspect in plant shooting believed dead
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
A disgruntled worker embroiled in a pension dispute with his company showed up at the plant and opened fire Thursday, killing three people and wounding five before apparently killing himself.
Gates to stay on at Pentagon
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, a holdover from the Bush administration, will remain in his Cabinet post for at least another year, his spokesman said Thursday.
Nigerian may have met radical cleric
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Yemen on Thursday provided the most comprehensive account yet of contacts between al-Qaida and the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner, saying he may have met with a radical U.S.-born cleric who previously had contact with the alleged Fort Hood shooter.
Report: Sex abuse high at 13 juvenile centers
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Nearly one out of every three youths at 13 juvenile detention facilities have reported some type of sexual victimization, according to a government study issued Thursday that found widespread reports of youth sex abuse at correctional centers.
Report may show first job gain in 2 years
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Some economists think the nation will break a 23-month streak of job cuts and add to employment when the government issues the December labor report today.
Horoscope for January 8, 2010
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B6
For Friday, Jan. 8: You have the ability to head forward, break patterns and move in a new direction this year. There are many solutions and ideas through friends, associates and groups in general. If you are single, you easily meet people.
People in the news
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B6
These fans would truly be lost without their favorite TV show — and they’re taking their case to the top.
Financial picture will be focus of county officials in 2010
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A1
As Douglas County commissioners try to navigate the economic challenges of 2010, they can look to what they accomplished in 2009 as a guide.
Dogs trump cats in popularity poll
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A1
Cats. Dogs. Those can be fighting words in some circles.
Man arrested on assault, criminal threat charges
No one injured in incident involving hatchet
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 25-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated assault, battery and making a criminal threat.
Man arrested on aggravated robbery charges
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 19-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Thursday in connection with an aggravated robbery that occurred last month.
Tiahrt: Napolitano should step down
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., on Thursday called for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to resign after her initial response to the Christmas Day bombing attempt.
Weather-related youth sports cancellations
January 8, 2010
Several youth sporting events on Friday and Saturday have been canceled because of the weather. If you have a cancellation to report, please call us at 832-7154 or 832-6303.
Clinton Lake dam road closed because of snow
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
Crews cleared many of Lawrence’s main roads Thursday, but the Clinton Lake dam road remained closed overnight.
Pump patrol
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 at several stations.
Bleeding Kansas 2010 events begin Jan. 31
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A5
Constitution Hall in Lecompton is sponsoring a lecture and dramatic interpretation series on “Bleeding Kansas 2010.”
Charge dropped against capital murder suspect
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B8
The Boone County prosecutor has dismissed a domestic assault charge against a suspect in the shooting deaths of his wife, two daughters and his wife’s grandmother.
Inmate recaptured after nearly 3 months
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B8
A 27-year-old man who escaped from a western Kansas jail nearly three months ago is back in custody.
EU divided on use of body scanners
January 8, 2010 in print edition on C3
Fearing a rift with the United States, the European Union said Thursday it may force resistant member states to use the full-body scanners being pushed by the Obama administration in the wake of the failed Christmas Day bombing.
Video shows security guard leaving post
January 8, 2010 in print edition on C3
A man took advantage of a guard’s absence to sneak past a Newark Liberty International Airport security checkpoint Sunday evening and walk arm-in-arm with a woman into a secure area, causing a terminal shutdown that delayed flights across the globe and called into question just how secure the nation’s airports really are.
American mother, baby killed by elephant
January 8, 2010 in print edition on C3
Sharon Brown was hiking with family and her 1-year-old daughter in a Kenyan nature reserve when suddenly their unarmed guide froze in his tracks. Around a corner was an elephant.
Restaurant food has more calories than advertised
January 8, 2010 in print edition on C3
The food at many popular chain restaurants and in the freezer section of the supermarket may contain a lot more calories than advertised.
Doctor Parnassus’ features Ledger finale
January 8, 2010 in print edition on C2
I don’t know whether to call this a comedy or an oddity. I’d love to report that “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is a work of renegade genius. Alas, it’s a minor film..
Dec. retail sales show signs of life
Stores’ profits big improvement over last Christmas
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B7
A firm stand on prices and a surge of last-minute holiday shoppers gave retailers a big present: modest December sales gains and healthy profits, a big improvement from last year’s Christmas catastrophe.
Local resident earns master contractor title
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B7
The Conklin Co. names Keith Steiner, of Lawrence, as a 2009-2010 master contractor. Steiner has earned the title for seven years. This distinction ensures contractors have quality installations, continuing education, industry involvement and general business professionalism.
UMB Financial named 2nd-best bank in U.S.
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B7
UMB Financial Corp. announces it was ranked the second-best bank in America by Forbes in an end-of-the-year evaluation of the 100 largest banks and thrifts in America.
Study: Amtrak could mean millions for Wichita
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B7
The proposed Amtrak Northern Flyer train line that would run through Wichita could generate $3.20 in regional economic impact for every $1 invested, according to a new study.
Commodities
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures fell Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Dedicated elves
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: On Dec. 23, I was fortunate enough to help at the local Toys for Tots shop. It was rewarding to watch parents and grandparents pick out gifts for their children and grandchildren.
Treatment of would-be bomber is naive
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
On Wednesday, Nigerian would-be bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was indicted by a Michigan grand jury for attempted murder and sundry other criminal charges. The previous day, the State Department announced that his visa had been revoked. The system worked.
On cruise ship, it takes a village
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
The cruise ships sail from Tampa and Fort Lauderdale and Miami, great ocean-going pueblos, 10 decks high, passengers lounging on their verandas, gazing at the sea, workhorse Americans trying to get out of cell-phone range for a week and sweeten up to their families.
Rail realities
A new economic impact study gives a big boost to the proposed Northern Flyer Amtrak route, but many details need to be worked out.
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A7
A group of graduate students in the Kansas University School of Business has come up with some pretty encouraging figures about the economic benefit of the proposed Northern Flyer Amtrak route.
Hall voters have explaining to do
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B2
Roberto Alomar waited until 1 p.m., until the final countdown began to the Hall of Fame announcement. He and a handful of friends gathered around his wide-screen TV, fired up the MLB Network and sat through 60 minutes of torture.
Obama: Anti-terror ‘buck’ stops with me
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama declared Thursday “the buck stops with me” for the nation’s security, taking responsibility for failures that led to the near-disastrous Christmas attack on a Detroit-bound airliner and vowing the problems would be corrected. He said the lapses were widespread but suggested no officials would be fired.
Stricter new smog limit would hit rural areas, too
January 8, 2010 in print edition on A2
Hundreds of communities far from congested highways and belching smokestacks could soon join big cities and industrial corridors in violation of stricter limits on lung-damaging smog proposed Thursday by the Obama administration.
Entrepreneurial strivers dive in
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B6
As summer series go, “Shark Tank” (8 p.m., ABC) was refreshingly void of the kindergarten-level yucks of “Wipeout” or the amped-up and ego-driven histrionics of most reality fare. In fact, the most dumbed-down aspect to this entertaining business series was its meaningless and misleading title.
Home resale profit can remain tax-free
January 8, 2010 in print edition on B7
Q: My wife and I have lived in the same house for the past 21 years, but now we are planning to sell it and then rent a home in a retirement community. Can we still keep up to $500,000 in our resale profit tax-free, or is this tax break only available to people who buy another house instead of renting one?