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Archive for Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Also from January 20

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Baylor Kansas 150, Kentucky 95 The day in photos, January 20, 2010 Veritas vs. Berean Christian
Podcasts
Polls
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Baylor?

Poll results

Response Percent
Marcus Morris
 
54%
Sherron Collins
 
38%
Xavier Henry
 
4%
Other
 
1%
Total 101
Will Baylor's LaceDarius Dunn score 20 points or more tonight against Kansas?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
51%
Yes
 
44%
Undecided
 
4%
Total 47
What grade would you give President Barack Obama on his first year in office?

Poll results

Response Percent
B
 
26%
F
 
25%
D
 
18%
C
 
17%
A
 
10%
Not sure
 
0%
Total 1705
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Dr. Lawrence Ragland, D.D., of Paris, Tenn., speaks at the 25th annual community celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Ragland was the keynote speaker at the event. Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream
January 19, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech still applies today, the Rev. Lawrence Ragland told a crowd Monday on the Kansas University campus.
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. K2 proponents urge lawmakers to think twice before banning marijuana-like substance
January 19, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Users and sellers of K2 pushed back Tuesday on attempts to ban the chemicals in the herbal mixture that some say produces a marijuana-like high.
10:00 a.m.
Cari Davis and her son Andre, 3, clean a classroom table Monday at New York School on a parent/student work day to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Davis is a fourth-grade teacher at Pinckney School but lives in the New York School neighborhood. “I hope Andre will be able to go to school here,” she said Monday. Group: More than education, schools offer community
January 20, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Parents of schools around Lawrence are rallying together, worried their neighborhood schools might be closed as Lawrence Public Schools face a $4 million budget deficit.
2:00 p.m.
Workers with Wright Tree Service remove a row of trees on the west side of Kentucky Street at Watson Park. The trees were scheduled for removal to prevent interference with power lines that run along the outside of the park. Crews begin work to remove trees from Watson Park near downtown
January 19, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Crews hired by Westar Energy cut down several large trees Tuesday along the eastern edge of Buford M. Watson Jr. Park, clearing portions of a picturesque backdrop for family picnics, wedding celebrations and simple walks through a long-established urban open space.
8:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Xavier Henry warms up for before tipping off against the Baylor Bears Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: KU survives hot-shooting Baylor, 81-75
6:54 p.m., January 20, 2010 Updated 1:18 a.m.
The Bears became the first KU opponent in 91 tries to shoot over 50 percent, but Sherron Collins’ 28 points and clutch three-pointer late helped the Jayhawks secure the win.

All stories

FINAL: KU survives hot-shooting Baylor, 81-75
06:54 p.m., January 20, 2010 Updated 01:18 a.m.
The Bears became the first KU opponent in 91 tries to shoot over 50 percent, but Sherron Collins’ 28 points and clutch three-pointer late helped the Jayhawks secure the win.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital board topics: Surgeon honored, new hires, Woody Park, health reform
January 20, 2010
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees met for its monthly meeting. It applauded new hires and a longtime board member’s service.
Kansas Senate committee rejects Gov. Parkinson’s cut to Legislature
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Senate budget committee on Wednesday rejected Gov. Mark Parkinson’s recommended cut to the Legislature.
Adjusting AT&T valves slows traffic on Ninth Street
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B10
A contractor has been out this week, adjusting covers for valves so that the metal plates match the level of each stretch of new pavement, said Mark Thiel, assistant director of public works for the city of Lawrence.
Kansans would have to pay new fee on water use, if proposed legislation passes
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A1
The fee of 3 cents per 1,000 gallons of water would be used to help stop sedimentation of lakes and reservoirs, which officials say leads to foul-tasting water and could result in dangerous water shortages.
Lawrence Community Shelter withdraws plans for homeless shelter at Don’s Steakhouse site
03:46 p.m., January 20, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A1
Leaders of the Lawrence Community Shelter have withdrawn their plans to locate a homeless shelter at the former Don’s Steakhouse and are now concentrating on a site near the Douglas County Jail.
Democratic state Sen. Tom Holland of Baldwin City may run for governor
02:51 p.m., January 20, 2010 Updated 04:37 p.m. in print edition on A1
State Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, said Wednesday that he may run for governor.
Plans for city of Lawrence to purchase train depot depend more than ever on federal money
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
City officials recently were told that $600,000 in federal stimulus money received by Amtrak won’t be able to be used on any of the $500,000 worth of interior and ADA improvements that have been deemed critical to preserving the 1950s-era structure at Seventh and New Jersey streets.
Lawrence man ticketed after being hit by car
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A4
Officers cited Gregory Likes for being under the influence in the roadway.
10 teams that can win it all: No. 9, West Virginia
Surprisingly, WVU offense excelling
January 20, 2010
With Bob Huggins at the helm, West Virginia’s strength has to be defense, right? Well, not this season.
Senate committee rejects governor’s recommended cut to Legislature
12:48 p.m., January 20, 2010 Updated 12:48 p.m.
Measure now goes to the full Senate
Board of Lawrence-based Protection One considers sale of security company
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B10
Protection One Inc., the only publicly traded company that is based in Lawrence, announced Wednesday that it was launching a review of strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the company.
Statehouse Live: Local legislator may run for governor; Legislature will consider NBAF resolution
09:11 a.m., January 20, 2010 Updated 09:45 a.m.
State Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, considering gubernatorial race; Measure urges federal government to fund new lab in Manhattan
New transportation plan on Kansas legislators’ agenda
January 20, 2010
Kansas legislators are starting a discussion about a new state transportation program.
New 6.1-quake hits Haiti, people flee into streets
06:12 a.m., January 20, 2010 Updated 08:42 a.m.
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Wednesday morning, shaking buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets only eight days after the country’s capital was devastated by an apocalyptic quake.
Body Boutique to host dance-party workout for global youth charity
January 20, 2010
Lawrence women’s fitness center to teach BODYJAM classes on Friday to raise awareness and money for Dance4Life.
Greatest KU games: No. 9
Roy’s boys run wild vs. ‘Cats
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B4
With more than 1,100 victories between them, Roy Williams and Rick Pitino long have been considered two of the greatest minds to work college basketball’s sidelines.
Michigan defense contractor has God in its sights
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Army officials said Tuesday they will investigate whether a Michigan defense contractor violated federal procurement rules by stamping references to Bible verses on combat rifle sights used by American forces to kill enemy fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan.
U.S. should build Afghan agriculture
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
Here’s a critical piece of President Obama’s strategy for Afghanistan that you probably never heard of: fighting the Taliban with saffron, pomegranates, and wheat.
Royals remain hopeless
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
While sweating out August’s dog days of summer, we eagerly anticipate the crisp, pleasant days of fall and the prospect of football season. In the same vein, while we are currently mired in January’s fog days of winter, we can’t wait for the spring reawakening and the arrival of baseball.
Unemployed? Get a newspaper subscription for $1
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A1
People who are unemployed and live within the Lawrence Journal-World delivery area can get a 13-week subscription to the paper for $1.
Desserts feature winter fruits
January 20, 2010 in print edition on D3
What are pummelos?
Group: More than education, schools offer community
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
Parents of schools around Lawrence are rallying together, worried their neighborhood schools might be closed as Lawrence Public Schools face a $4 million budget deficit.
Little Italy: Basil Leaf Café serves big food from out of a tiny kitchen in a gas station
January 20, 2010 in print edition on C1
If your stomach craves a fill-up on the fancy side of the typical gas-n-go type fare, there’s only one place in Lawrence to leave with both your tummy and tank topped off: Phillips 66 Gas Station at 3300 W. Sixth St…
Veritas slips past Berean
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
Finding himself in a particularly nerve-wracking situation Tuesday night — at the free-throw line in the final seconds of a tie game against Berean Christian — Veritas Christian guard Nate Scott turned to the man upstairs for assistance.
Elvis and Bruce swap songs, stories
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B7
“Spectacle: Elvis Costello with …” (9 p.m., Sundance) wraps up its second season over the next two weeks with an extended conversation with Bruce Springsteen.
People in the news
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B7
Celebrities in the news for January 20, 2010.
Celebs join Haiti telethon
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B7
The music world’s top stars are signing on for Friday’s “Hope for Haiti” telethon.
Horoscope for January 20, 2010
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, learn to trust your decisions. Sometimes you overthink situations — if you said the right thing, if someone understands your true meaning, etc. Doing this type of thinking just undermines you. If you are single, you meet people with ease. If you are attached, the two of you need to schedule more romantic times together, dinners alone, etc. Aries is fun to share with.
Haitians flee capital in search of food
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A6
Thousands of Haiti’s quake victims are struggling to board buses to flee hunger and violence in the shattered capital, hoping that food will be easier to find in the countryside.
GOP’s Brown pulls upset to win Mass. Senate race
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to win the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy for nearly half a century, leaving President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul in doubt and marring the end of his first year in office.
New England loses big tree and a little history
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Herbie, a massive tree that stretched 110 feet into the sky, captured the imagination of a town’s residents and earned the title of New England’s champion elm, was cut down Tuesday after a long battle with Dutch elm disease. It was more than 200 years old.
White House likely to name deficit panel
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama is poised to name a special commission to come up with a plan to curb the spiraling budget deficit, top Democrats said Tuesday evening.
Troubles at every turn in Hasan’s training
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Supervisors of the Army psychiatrist accused in the massacre at Fort Hood sanitized his performance appraisals in the years prior to the shootings, according to government documents obtained by The Associated Press that reveal concerns about Nidal Hasan at almost every stage of his Army education.
Police: Shooter kills 8
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
Police with dogs and heat-sensing equipment hunted for a man they say shot eight people to death Tuesday and then nearly took down a police helicopter that was trying to flush him out of the woods near this central Virginia town.
Seabury wins at McLouth
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
Reed Grabill scored 27 points, and Seabury defeated McLouth, 53-50, for its first victory ever in the McLouth Invitational.
Kilmer leads Lions at Seaman bowling
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High bowler Tanner Kilmer continued his recent tear, posting another 700-plus series Tuesday to lead the Lions to a second-place finish out of four teams Tuesday at the Topeka Seaman Invitational.
Firebirds second at swim invitational
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
Ethan Fisher won two events, and Free State High placed second at the Free State swim invitational Tuesday at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Free State girls fall
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B3
Free State High saw its girls basketball record dip to 6-3 with a 45-36 loss to Topeka High on Tuesday night.
‘Spare Queen’ leads Free State bowlers
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
When there are three pins lurking at the other end of the lane and you need one person to knock them down, the Free State High girls bowling team just might have your answer.
Flying high
Bears’ Tweety Carter leads Big 12 in assists
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
When Baylor University senior Demond Carter reflects on his days as a child in Louisiana, he’ll admit he had no problem keeping his family up at night.
Avoid annoying hidden fees in your bills
January 20, 2010 in print edition on C4
Unexpected fees hidden in bills are the biggest everyday annoyance for Americans, according to a recent survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.
Google puts China cell phones on hold
January 20, 2010 in print edition on C4
Google has delayed the debut of two mobile phones designed to connect with its Internet services in China, widening the void that might be opened if the company and Beijing can’t resolve their rift over online censorship and security.
Bernanke seeks review of Fed role in AIG
January 20, 2010 in print edition on C4
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took the unusual step Tuesday of asking Congress’ investigative arm to conduct a “full review” of the Fed’s role in bailing out insurance giant American International Group.
KBA could spend $1.8 million to fund position at KU Med
January 20, 2010 in print edition on C4
The Kansas Bioscience Authority is looking to make yet another commitment to cancer research at Kansas University.
40 years ago: KU chancellor plans procedure check
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
Kansas University Chancellor Laurence Chalmers said he planned to check closely on a proposal to study personnel procedures at state universities.
100 year ago: Ice jam causing power problems
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 20, 1910: “Officials continue to study the ice jam on the Kaw River that has caused so many power problems here and they are considering ways to ‘clean’ the river so we have no more such emergencies.”
Grateful walker
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I have been appalled recently by the selfish, hardhearted and downright mean sentiments expressed by people who don’t want to be bothered to shovel their sidewalks.
Curriculum link
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: This is a reply to Mr. Smith’s letter on Jan. 18 and his concerns about students’ perceived lost academic and physical activity time when Kansas University hosted districtwide grades 4 to 6 for the KU women’s basketball game recently.
Civic duty
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I have been tempted to write about snow on sidewalks but have resisted because it seemed there are weightier matters in our world today.
Federal ties
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I read with curiosity and a degree of disgust of the extreme-right fringe of the Republican Party meeting to denounce the reach of the federal government and to reassert Kansas sovereignty as supreme (Journal-World, 1/16.)
Exaggeration
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Some rules of proper English are quite simple.
Vulnerable group
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
In the state’s current financial crisis, there is an even greater need to monitor the operation of Kansas nursing homes.
UConn coach takes leave
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B2
Connecticut men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun took a medical leave Tuesday for an undisclosed condition, the latest health concern for the 67-year-old Hall of Famer.
Airport sewer moves ahead
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A4
City commissioners Tuesday agreed to move ahead on a $1.9 million plan to improve the Lawrence Municipal Airport, but they also learned that their efforts to land a major tenant there will face stiff competition.
Baylor coming off postseason win against KU
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B5
Baylor University’s basketball team, which has dropped seven straight Big 12 road games, likely won’t be lacking in confidence tonight in Allen Fieldhouse.
Hilton hasn’t been kind to KU women’s hoops team
January 20, 2010 in print edition on B1
Hilton Coliseum has hardly been like a Hilton hotel for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team over the years.
Pump patrol
January 20, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 at several stations.