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Archive for Monday, January 18, 2010

Also from January 18

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, January 18, 2010 23rd annual Martin Luther King Chili Feed
Podcasts
Polls
Should the city of Lawrence spend $1.9 million to extend sewer service to the Lawrence Municipal Airport to make the area more attractive to developers?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
58%
Yes
 
35%
Not sure
 
6%
Total 1035
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Members of Cub Scout Pack 3071 watch as race cars fly down the track during the pack’s annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday at Prarie Park School. Each car was required to weigh below five ounces. Pinewood Derby whittles scouting skills
January 17, 2010 in print edition on 1B
One looked like a school bus. Another like the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. Yet another was optimized using Internet blueprints. Some were just plain fast.
6:00 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. Move to ban K2 heightens buzz
January 18, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Customers trying to buy the herbal mixture K2 left the local store Sacred Journey empty-handed Friday morning.
10:00 a.m.
A KU bus enters downtown headed for a stop for passengers near Ninth and Massachusetts streets Friday. Public meetings begin this week for the latest recommendations for consolidating and possibly adjusting transit services involving the Kansas University and city bus services. Transit plans on a roll
January 18, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Transit officials are gearing up for a second round of coordination between bus systems serving Lawrence and Kansas University, striving once again to boost convenience, trim waste and, eventually, add more riders.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University theater professor Paul Meier is an expert on stage dialects. KU’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the fall will have a more authentic 17th century British accent. The pronunciation’s the thing in KU staging of Shakespeare
January 18, 2010 in print edition on 3A
As it turns out, Shakespeare’s question wasn’t so much “To be or not to be?” as much as it was “To bay or not to bay?”
6:00 p.m.
Stephen Ilardi, center, an associate professor at Kansas University, jogs with his daughter, Abby, 12, left, and wife, Maria. Ilardi has written a book, “The Depression Cure,” which recommends exercise as one component of the treatment. Winter survival kit: Tips for making it through the gray days until spring
January 18, 2010
Nicole Van Velzen is determined to make 2010 her Year of Happiness. The 30-year-old Lawrence resident generally considers herself a happy person. But she thinks she can do even more to put herself in a perpetually good mood…

All stories

Armed robber hits Great Harvest Bread Co.
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A4
Suspect entered business through rear door just after closing time.
Coalition calls for further study before legislators ban K2
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A3
A group has called for more research into the effects of a product that is sold as incense but one that some say produces a marijuana-like high when smoked.
Economic impact of luring retirees topic of Lawrence community meeting
January 18, 2010
The potential economic impact of attracting retirees to Douglas County will be the topic of a community meeting. It will Jan. 27 at the Community Health Building.
Lawrence City Commission to take up question of extending sewer services to airport
City to consider $1.9 M sewer plan
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A3
City commissioners on Tuesday will be asked to move forward on their latest economic development bet at the Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Kansas Regents considering banning tobacco sales on campuses
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A1
The Kansas Board of Regents is considering whether to enact a policy to ban the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products on university campuses.
KU poised to receive donated building in Fairway to use for cancer clinical trials
January 18, 2010
Kansas University will seek authorization Thursday for a transfer of property from the KU Endowment Association that is part of an $18 million gift from the Hall Family Foundation to the KU Cancer Center.
KU asking regents for permission to build ‘green technology’ lab
Stimulus funds, research dollars will finance construction
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Kansas University Center for Research will seek authorization on Thursday for construction of a $21.6 million “green technologies” engineering laboratory.
Free dental services offered to uninsured, low-income children
January 18, 2010
Douglas County Dental Clinic wants to help “Give Kids A Smile.” The clinic, 316 Maine, will be offering free dental services for children, ages 18 and under, on Feb. 5.
Mild concussion sidelines Thunder’s Collison
January 18, 2010
Oklahoma City center Nick Collison is sitting out Monday’s game against Atlanta after sustaining a mild concussion in the win over Miami.
Texas No. 1 for second straight week
January 18, 2010
Texas is number one for a second week in The Associated Press and USA Today college basketball polls.
Mining waste from Oklahoma headed for Kansas highways
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A10
Mining waste from the Tar Creek Superfund site in northeastern Oklahoma is to be used on highways in Kansas.
Panel to review Kansas’ death penalty law
January 18, 2010
Legislators have scheduled hearings this week to review the cost and effectiveness of Kansas’ death penalty law.
Grandmother accuses SRS of ‘losing’ 2-year-old
January 18, 2010
Long before someone beat 2-year-old Damion Thomas to death in Wichita in 2008, the state saw signs he was at risk.
KU communications professor named a finalist for presidency at University of Evansville
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A4
Diana Carlin, Kansas University professor of communication studies, is a finalist for the presidency of the University of Evansville in Indiana.
Statehouse Live: Regents to discuss banning cigarette sales on campuses
10:11 a.m., January 18, 2010 Updated 10:12 a.m.
Discussion on Thursday will focus on smoking and tobacco sales
Bierocks: Old World culinary icons live on in Kansas
January 18, 2010
You’d think most Kansans would know about bierocks. After all, Kansas and Nebraska are bastions of America’s bierock tradition, and bierocks play a significant role in Kansas’ culinary heritage. But say “bierock” to a Kansan, and the general response is silence, or something about the music at a frat party.
Haitians pray, cry for help in ruins of earthquake
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A2
Prayers of thanksgiving and cries for help rose from Haiti’s huddled homeless Sunday, the sixth day of an epic humanitarian crisis that was straining the world’s ability to respond and igniting flare-ups of violence amid the rubble of Port-au-Prince.
100 years ago: Church service advertised
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A5
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 18, 1910: “At a meeting of the Presbyterian Brotherhood last night it was decided to advertise the Sunday evening church services (a new approach to seeking attendance).
Capitol briefing: News from the Kansas Statehouse
Both candidates stumble at starting line
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A3
During the first week of the 2010 legislative session, Democrats stepped on their message about producing a budget plan, while Republicans flubbed an attempt to take the high road on spending cuts.
Presidential priorities pose challenge
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A5
As the anniversary of Barack Obama’s historic inauguration approaches, he struggles with the classic questions that surround the American presidency: Too much? Or too little?
Cozy bed and breakfast established in former governor’s residence
January 18, 2010
Chris Wildy never considered herself a risk-taker until six years ago when the former nurse rolled the dice, converted a former governor’s residence into a bed and breakfast, and became an innkeeper.
Dress chic despite the cold
January 18, 2010
Sick of winter weather advisories? Tired of leaving your favorite suede boots at the back of your closet — or worse yet, angry because you ruined them in the snow, like me? Dressing warmly and fashionably is a tricky matter; however, with a bit of creativity, dressing cute even in the snowy cold becomes a cinch.
Fiscal Fitness: Financial blunders that we make
January 18, 2010
There was no class in school that taught us to make wise decisions with finances, so most of us have learned through trial and error. It is important to identify the mistakes to avoid repeating them, so here are some of the most common financial blunders.
Replace your cabinet hinges with five simple steps
January 18, 2010
Replacing old and worn cabinet hinges is simple, when you find hinges that are the same size and shape. If the new hinges do not match up to the old ones, the job becomes a little more complicated.
Two Jayhawks in mourning
Aldrich, Collins lost grandparents prior to victory over Texas Tech
12:00 a.m., January 18, 2010 Updated 01:22 p.m. in print edition on B1
Last weekend was a tough one for Kansas University basketball players Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins.
Tour of duty: Young reservist puts work ethic on front line
January 18, 2010
“My parents instilled a strong work and service ethic in me,” says Marine reservist Sgt. Michael (Mick) Waisner, 25.
Winter survival kit: Tips for making it through the gray days until spring
January 18, 2010
Nicole Van Velzen is determined to make 2010 her Year of Happiness. The 30-year-old Lawrence resident generally considers herself a happy person. But she thinks she can do even more to put herself in a perpetually good mood…
Trivial matters: Live games at Lawrence bars, restaurants gain momentum
January 18, 2010
You would think that alcohol and general knowledge quizzes would go together about as well as cough syrup and heavy machinery, and — frankly — you would mostly be right…
Kansas slugger real deal
January 18, 2010 in print edition on B1
This lean young man’s name is Tony Thompson. Nothing about him screams Paul Bunyan. Everything about this 6-foot-4, 220-pound native of Reno, Nev., screams major-league-baseball prospect.
‘Life’ formulaic but better than expected
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A7
The most unexpected thing about the new melodrama “Life Unexpected” (8 p.m., CW) is that it’s actually good.
‘Avatar’ passes ‘Star Wars’ in U.S. sales
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A7
James Cameron’s “Avatar” had a $41.3 million weekend to shoot past “Star Wars” as the No. 3 movie on the all-time domestic box office charts. Next stop, “The Dark Knight.”
Horoscope for January 18, 2010
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A7
This year, you will be more prone to take risks. Often, you just know how matters are going to end up or what you need to do. If you are single, someone very special will enter your life. If you are attached, do something as a couple. Pisces brings up many good points.
Obama visits Boston in bid to save Senate seat, health vote
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A2
His agenda at risk, President Barack Obama fought Sunday to save a struggling Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and the critical 60th vote needed for his health care plan.
Lawyer: Airport breach caused by mistake
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A2
A man returning from Haiti who walked through a restricted door and set off an alarm that led to the evacuation of a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport simply went the wrong way, his attorney said Sunday.
More terror plots bring increase in charges
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A2
Federal prosecutors charged more suspects with terrorism in 2009 than in any year since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, providing evidence of what experts call a rise in plots spurred by Internet recruitment, the spread of al-Qaida overseas and ever-shifting tactics of terror chiefs.
Four football preps commit to Kansas
January 18, 2010 in print edition on B4
Following a busy recruiting weekend in Lawrence, the Kansas University football team landed four new commitments to its 2010 recruiting class, according to Rivals.com.
Favre’s 4 TDs push Vikes past Cowboys
January 18, 2010 in print edition on B2
This is what I came back for.” For the adrenaline rush. For the in-your-face touchdown. For another shot at the Super Bowl. Brett Favre wanted all of it, and now he’s got it.
Jets rookies key stunning victory over Chargers
January 18, 2010 in print edition on B2
Rex Ryan is on a roll. The rookie coach who declared his team Super Bowl favorites after he figured out they were still in the playoffs, is just a game away from being hailed for his psychic powers.
Beaches trapping oil from 1989 Exxon spill
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A2
An engineering professor has figured out why oil remains trapped along miles of gravel beaches more than 20 years after the Exxon Valdez tanker disaster in Prince William Sound.
25 years ago: Eagles returning to Lawrence
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A5
Wintering populations of bald eagles had been returning to the Lawrence area and their activities, particularly in feeding, at the Kaw River dam and bridge were steadily drawing enthralled observers.
Harsh notice
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A5
To the editor: IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR A WARRANT WILL BE ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST.
Smart wind
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A5
To the editor: During Gov. Parkinson’s State of the State address, he spoke of the need to capitalize on wind energy opportunities, the need to make decisions for Kansas that will be long-term smart, and the chance to make choices now that will astonish future historians when they review how Kansans dealt with pressing issues.
Move to ban K2 heightens buzz
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A1
Customers trying to buy the herbal mixture K2 left the local store Sacred Journey empty-handed Friday morning.
Transit plans on a roll
Public input to be taken on increasing efficiency
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A1
Transit officials are gearing up for a second round of coordination between bus systems serving Lawrence and Kansas University, striving once again to boost convenience, trim waste and, eventually, add more riders.
Lost time
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A5
To the editor: Wednesday’s Journal-World featured a picture of Lawrence public school students enjoying a Kansas University women’s basketball game.
Group Dine-amics: Local dining clubs foster friendship, feasting and economy
January 18, 2010
While the nostalgia of meatloaf and macaroni and cheese undoubtedly nourishes our souls, globalized Midwestern palates increasingly dig sashimi and pisco sours…
Alcohol awareness
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A5
Lawrence has a responsibility as a community to send the right messages about underage drinking.
The pronunciation’s the thing in KU staging of Shakespeare
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A3
As it turns out, Shakespeare’s question wasn’t so much “To be or not to be?” as much as it was “To bay or not to bay?”
Panel doesn’t mince words on child obesity
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A1
An influential advisory panel says school-aged youngsters and teens should be screened for obesity and sent to intensive behavior treatment if they need to lose weight — a move that could transform how doctors deal with overweight children.
Pump patrol
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 at several stations.
Screenings test child development
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Early Childhood Special Services is offering free developmental screenings for children from 3 to 5 years old.
Model train show a benefit for LINK
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Model Railroad Club and the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen are sponsoring the ninth annual Train Show and Swap Meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
County may be able to ease pain of budget cuts
Dipping into reserves could provide short-term relief to some social service agencies
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A3
As social service agencies grapple with recent rounds of state budget cuts, Douglas County commissioners might be in position to lend a helping hand.
‘Chemical Ali’ to hang for 1988 gas attack
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A2
Saddam Hussein’s notorious cousin “Chemical Ali” was convicted Sunday and sentenced to hang for ordering the most infamous of his crimes, the attacks against the Kurdish town of Halabja that killed more than 5,000 people in clouds of poisonous gas.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
January 18, 2010
Chili rally: Community shows support for annual New York School event
January 18, 2010
Concerns about New York School’s closure helped draw more than 400 people to the school’s 23rd annual Martin Luther King Chili Feed, which was Tuesday.
That pioneer spirit
January 18, 2010
Every winter, as I fight my natural instinct to wait out the wind and snow, curled up fetal under a pile of fleece until April, my thoughts turn to the pioneers from long ago and their little houses on the prairie.
Winter skin strategies: Lawrence experts offer suggestions to beat dryness, itching
January 18, 2010
It’s called “winter itch,” and it’s not a name for the hankering you feel to escape to a balmy beach in the Bahamas.
‘Avatar’ wins best drama
January 18, 2010 in print edition on A7
The science-fiction blockbuster “Avatar” won best drama at the Golden Globes and picked up the directing honor for James Cameron on Sunday, raising the “Titanic” filmmaker’s prospects for another Academy Awards triumph.