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Archive for Friday, January 15, 2010

Also from January 15

Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, January 15, 2010
Polls
By what date should Christmas lights be turned off?

Poll results

Response Percent
By Jan. 1
 
32%
After the 12 days of Christmas are over, or Jan. 6, the day after the Epiphany
 
28%
Never
 
13%
By Jan. 15
 
11%
The day after Christmas
 
7%
By Jan. 31
 
6%
Total 2008
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
K2 is a legal, smokable herbal mixture with chemical properties similar to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy said. K3 is a new drug that is legal because its compounds have been altered from what was found in K2. Committee approves making K2 chemicals illegal
2:49 p.m., January 13, 2010 Updated 4:33 p.m. in print edition on 3A
A Senate committee Wednesday quickly recommended approval of a bill to make illegal the allegedly high-inducing chemicals in a herbal mixture called K2.
6:00 a.m.
A group of women react Thursday as the daughter of the woman, at center, is still missing after the earthquake in Port-au-Prince. Be wary of those asking you to help in Haiti
January 14, 2010 in print edition on 1A
State and federal law enforcement officials are warning consumers to be wary of scams targeting donors to Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
2:00 p.m.
One mile west of Baldwin City, traffic flows on U.S. Highway 56 in a no passing zone. The Kansas Department of Transportation is planning to increase the speed on U.S. 56 from 55 mph to 60 mph in about a month. U.S. 56 study foresees more lanes
January 15, 2010 in print edition on 3A
New lanes, reconfigured intersections and even access restrictions are envisioned along a 22-mile stretch of U.S. 56 Highway in Douglas and Johnson counties. Someday.
6:00 p.m.
Gordy Hoffman, left, Maria Skeels and Lyle Dohl helped form Hollywood Hawks. Hollywood Hawks: Casting directors help foster link between Kansas and entertainment industry
January 15, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Maria Skeels is hungry, and she’s surrounded by food. But she’s not allowed to touch any of it. The Leavenworth native is one of the casting directors for the upcoming Fox series “MasterChef” …

All stories

Pat Knight’s approach to revitalizing Texas Tech hoops is refreshing
Jayhawks, Red Raiders to clash Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B5
Big 12 blogger Eric Sorrentino caught up with Texas Tech hoops coach Pat Knight before the season and asked about his plan to take the Red Raiders to new heights. Knight talks about his relationship with Bill Self, the challenge of taking over a program from Bob Knight and Tech’s recent heightened expectations.
2 Dems to run for Kansas secretary of state
January 15, 2010
Two Democrats plan to run for Kansas secretary of state. State Sen. Chris Steineger, of Kansas City, said Friday he expects to file for the office next week.
Kansas judge in abortion case comes under scrutiny
January 15, 2010
The judge overseeing the trial of the man accused of gunning down a Kansas abortion doctor is a practicing Roman Catholic who once courted the endorsement of an anti-abortion group — but who has insisted the case won’t be about abortion.
Jury convicts Lawrence man on rape charge
Sentencing set for Feb. 26
03:09 p.m., January 15, 2010 Updated 04:24 p.m. in print edition on A3
A Douglas County jury on Friday convicted a 22-year-old Lawrence man in the February 2009 rape of an 11-year-old girl.
Rally speakers blast Democratic administration
Republicans lead charge for states’ rights, and also take opportunity to bash Democrats
01:53 p.m., January 15, 2010 Updated 02:12 p.m. in print edition on A1
Rally to support 10th amendment resolution turns into anti-Democratic Party event
Struggle to get aid to Haitians as looters roam
January 15, 2010
Hundreds of U.S. troops touched down in shattered Port-au-Prince overnight as U.N. and other aid organizations struggled Friday to get food and water to stricken millions. Fears spread of unrest among the Haitian people in their fourth day of desperation.
Statehouse Live: Sovereignty group rallies at Statehouse
11:24 a.m., January 15, 2010 Updated 11:24 a.m.
Hearing and rally surround resolution telling Congress and president to back off.
Habitat for Humanity to celebrate completion of house with Saturday event
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
Habitat for Humanity is hosting a celebration of the completion of the Mendoza family’s Habitat home at 9 a.m. Saturday at 1612 E. 15th St.
LHS, KU grad leaves Kansas Chamber post
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A6
Amy Blankenbiller, who had been the Kansas Chamber’s president and CEO since July 2007, left the organization last week to pursue other business opportunities, the chamber said in a statement.
Water line work forces detour on Connecticut Street for second day
11:01 a.m., January 15, 2010 Updated 01:59 p.m.
The 1100 block of Connecticut Street has been reopened.
Group of Kansans plan Topeka rally over what they say are violations of state sovereignty
January 15, 2010
Kansans who believe the federal government is grabbing too much power away from the states want their legislators to lodge an official protest.
Analysis: Obama heeding lessons of Katrina
January 15, 2010
This is what President Barack Obama wants people to think about the U.S. reaction to the catastrophe in Haiti: “swift, coordinated and aggressive.” He promised that stellar response in his first comments about the earthquake on Wednesday, then repeated it twice on Thursday.
Kansas couple loses medical clinic in Haiti
January 15, 2010
The great roar sounded like the end of the world. Kansas couple loses medical clinic in Haiti At first Jim and Sandy Wilkins thought the shaking was coming from the generator for their second-floor apartment in Gressier, Haiti. Then ceiling tiles began to drop and the floor cracked apart. They leaped to safety through a hole that had opened in the wall.
Kansas gets federal dollars to improve health record management
January 15, 2010
Kansas has received $1.7 million in federal stimulus funds to plan improvements in its handling of electronic health records.
What to do in Larry tonight, Friday edition
January 15, 2010
Eskmo, American Low Life EP release party, Euforquestra, The CoppeliaProject at the Arts Center, Werner Herzog’s new film “The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans” and more…
Kansas Department of Revenue looking for permission to charge those who file paper returns
January 15, 2010
The state Department of Revenue is asking state lawmakers to allow it to charge Kansans fees for filing tax returns on paper.
Kansas must find chemistry
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Kansas basketball team had an iffy 14-0 start, looked all-world at Temple, and floundered in a two-game funk with Cornell and Tennessee. Maybe the Nebraska victory is that mid-course correction many great KU teams have needed.
Aldrich, Jayhawks start classes on short rest
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
Cole Aldrich, who hopped off Kansas University’s charter bus with the rest of his teammates at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, headed to class just a few hours later.
‘Home-rescue’ plans growing in popularity
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B7
The U.S. government’s two main programs aimed at helping financially troubled homeowners are the “Home Affordable Refinance Program” and the “Home Affordable Modification Program.” Most lenders refer to them as “HARP” and “HAMP.”
Arenas charged with felony
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
Gilbert Arenas has a court date and an apparent plea deal is in place, signaling a possible quick resolution to at least one side of a guns-in-the-locker-room confrontation that stained the NBA and jeopardized the career of the three-time All-Star.
Arizona may shut down state parks
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
Arizona is on the verge of permanently closing more than half of its state parks to ease its budget woes — the most drastic such proposal in the nation and one that could mean shutting down some iconic Old West locations.
Bad ordinance
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I believe the city of Lawrence should rescind its snow-shoveling ordinance. Here are the reasons why.
Net Worth: Manners often lacking on social networking hub
January 15, 2010 in print edition on C1
I’ve been known to go on tirades about the plummeting lack of manners and etiquette at movie theaters. I’ve even been on the aggressive end of sending a patron’s phone flying toward the exit after a cellular conversation went on too long during the climax of an adventure pic. So you texters beware … But today my diatribe takes aim at my favorite social networking site.
Effects-heavy approach overwhelms ‘Lovely Bones’
January 15, 2010 in print edition on C2
It won’t surprise you that to New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson, heaven, or at least a lovely version of purgatory, looks an awful lot like the forests and valleys of New Zealand…
Aid snarled; up to 50K feared dead
January 15, 2010 in print edition on C3
Doctors and search dogs, troops and rescue teams flew to this devastated land of dazed, dead and dying people Thursday, finding bottlenecks everywhere, beginning at a main airport short on jet fuel and ramp space and without a control tower.
Frank keys second-place finish for FSHS swimming
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
In nearly every aspect, Free State High swimmer Nolan Frank’s affiliation with Washburn Rural counterpart Grant Rogers has all the makings of a textbook high school swimming rivalry.
Will ‘Law’ benefit from Leno leaving?
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B6
You can’t say “Law & Order” (7 p.m., NBC) is afraid of making enemies.
People in the news
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B6
People in the news for January 15, 2010.
Horoscope for January 15, 2010
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B6
This year, many find you appealing. In some way, shape or form, you could be overwhelmed by all the attention. Enjoy, but still stay true to your ideals. Someone you meet this year, especially if you are single, might not be all he or she projects. Get to know people well before deciding you know who they are. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from weekends and periods together away from your daily lives. Aquarius helps you make money.
Year after Hudson River jet landing, fear remains
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A6
Months after the crash, Doreen Welsh had a panic attack when she inhaled a little water in the shower.
Many parents throw trinkets in trash after cadmium warning
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
Kathy Sanders waited until her 4-year-old daughter, Emma, was distracted with a video game Thursday. Then she made her move.
Obama proposes tax on largest financial firms
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
Vowing to recover “every single dime the American people are owed,” President Barack Obama on Thursday proposed a new tax on the nation’s largest financial institutions to recover projected losses from the government’s bailouts.
White House criticizes evangelist’s remark
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
A White House spokesman on Thursday slammed evangelist broadcaster Pat Robertson’s remark that Haiti has been cursed.
Predicting ‘end of time’ takes an optimistic turn
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
Man is the only creature that knows it’s going to die, and atomic scientists are the only professionals who measure the amount of time before man annihilates himself.
Officers may be punished for rampage
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Pentagon inquiry into the case of the alleged Fort Hood shooter could lead to punishment of up to eight Army officers, a U.S. official said late Thursday.
Tentative deal marks health care progress
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A2
In a major breakthrough, union leaders bowed Thursday to White House demands for a new tax on high-cost insurance plans as part of landmark health care legislation taking final shape in intensive negotiations.
Recreation Calendar
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B4
Local sports and community activities for January 15, 2010.
Irish introduce Warinner
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University offensive coordinator Ed Warinner was officially introduced as the Notre Dame offensive line coach this week, nearly a month after new KU coach Turner Gill elected not to retain the fifth-year Jayhawks assistant.
Steroids issue raises more questions
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B2
The most important mystery of the Steroid Era was never who, but how many. In order to gauge how legit the baseball we saw the last 20 years was, not to mention the next 20, knowing the number of users is much more useful than the names.
State prosecutor seeks to quash subpoena
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B8
A Kansas prosecutor who tried a case against a slain Kansas abortion provider is trying to throw out a subpoena by attorneys for the man who has confessed to killing the doctor.
December retail sales take puzzling dip
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B7
Early reports from stores on the holiday shopping season looked good. But it turns out retail sales actually fell in December, leaving economists scratching their heads about the state of the recovery.
Downtown Lawrence Inc. adds to its board
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B7
Members of Downtown Lawrence Inc. have elected two new board members. New board members are Jim Bateman, of the Yarn Barn, and Mark Swanson, of Hobbs Inc. and Spectator’s.
Stephens Realtor earns designation
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B7
Nancy Fleshman with Stephens Real Estate Inc. has earned the Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation with the National Association of Realtors.
Great neighbors
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: We were one of the unfortunate households to suffer a water pipe rupture during the recent frigid temperatures.
Our school
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I echo Karl Ramberg’s ideal that we are our schools.
Their loss
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: A puppy is abandoned and taken to the humane society; happens all the time. But this puppy was different.
Obama simply too far left for America
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
What went wrong? A year ago, he was king of the world. Now President Obama’s approval rating, according to CBS, has dropped to 46 percent — and his disapproval rating is the highest ever recorded by Gallup at the beginning of an (elected) president’s second year.
Retiree boom
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
Attracting retirees may be a profitable new industry for Lawrence, but it’s only one piece of the economic development puzzle.
Military spouse in running for honor
Navy officer nominated his wife, a doctoral student at KU
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
It started as a passing thought between Lawrence resident Charity M. Lander and her husband, Lt. Geoffrey Lander, a Navy training officer stationed in Norfolk, Va.
Woman released from hospital after turnpike accident
January 15, 2010
A 23-year-old Kansas City, Mo., woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Wednesday after a single-vehicle accident.
2 prison escapees caught in Mississippi
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
Two men who escaped from a minimum-security Kansas prison on Thanksgiving have been captured in Mississippi.
Kansas Land Trust welcomes easements
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 49-acre patch of native and replanted prairie overlooking Clinton Lake is designated to remain native and replanted prairie, under a conservation easement recently donated to the Kansas Land Trust.
Oskaloosa woman reports vehicle damage, theft of GPS
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 25-year-old Oskaloosa woman reported Wednesday burglary and theft from a vehicle in the 900 block of Iowa Street.
U.S. 56 study foresees more lanes
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
New lanes, reconfigured intersections and even access restrictions are envisioned along a 22-mile stretch of U.S. 56 Highway in Douglas and Johnson counties. Someday.
HR chapter names board of directors
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B7
The Jayhawk Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management announces its board of directors for 2010.
Tax increase needed, county legislators say
Lawmakers oppose governor’s proposal to raise state sales tax
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A1
Douglas County legislators on Thursday said more state budget cuts will devastate essential services, and that taxes need to be raised.
Splendid sweep
Lawrence boys, girls take victories at home bowling quad
January 15, 2010 in print edition on B1
When they heard last week that their regularly scheduled season opener was postponed because of cold weather, the Lawrence High bowlers spent about 15 minutes being disappointed and the rest of the week preparing for their next season opener. That showed Thursday, when the Lions dusted the competition at their home quad at Royal Crest Lanes.
Hollywood Hawks: Casting directors help foster link between Kansas and entertainment industry
January 15, 2010 in print edition on C1
Maria Skeels is hungry, and she’s surrounded by food. But she’s not allowed to touch any of it. The Leavenworth native is one of the casting directors for the upcoming Fox series “MasterChef” …
40 years ago: Auto plaza plan approved
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
After five owners of a quarter-section of land brought in a general development proposal, the City Commission tentatively moved to approve an auto plaza along U.S. 59, south and west of Lawrence.
100 years ago: Heavy ice ruins takes out bridge
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 15, 1910: “Early this morning the ice gorge on the Kaw River took down three spans of the bridge at Lecompton with a huge crash.”
Pump patrol
January 15, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 at several stations.