Archive for Thursday, January 21, 2010

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Lawrence High wrestling vs. Leavenworth ArtStar: Carlin Frances Free State wrestling vs. Shawnee Mission NW
Should the Kansas Legislature increase the state sales tax to avoid more budget cuts?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 809
How would you grade KU's performance against Baylor's zone defense in the Jayhawks' victory Wednesday?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 3288

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins lifts the Allen Fieldhouse crowd to its feet late in the second half against Baylor, 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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins gets the Fieldhouse crowd on its feet after hitting a three-pointer against Baylor late in the second half, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. Collins finds way to win — again
January 21, 2010 in print edition on 1B
A tough conference opponent threw in amazing shots and teetered on the brink of a streak-busting upset when the best player in college basketball gathered his team in the huddle and restored the confidence of all his mates.
10:00 a.m.
Monarch butterflies gather in Mexico during their winter migration in 2009. Monarch habitats are being threatened by development, logging and cold weather, and fewer monarchs are now in Mexico than ever before. Chip Taylor, director of KU's Monarch Watch, says that if current trends continue, the entire annual migration could be threatened. Monarch migration under threat
January 21, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The number of monarch butterflies spending the winter in Mexico has hit an all-time low, a Kansas University researcher says.
2:00 p.m.
The building that formerly housed Lone Steer BBQ and Don’s Steakhouse was previously proposed as a site for the Lawrence Community Shelter. Lawrence Community Shelter withdraws plans for homeless shelter at Don’s Steakhouse site
3:46 p.m., January 20, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Leaders of the Lawrence Community Shelter have withdrawn their plans to locate a homeless shelter at the former Don’s Steakhouse and are now concentrating on a site near the Douglas County Jail.
6:00 p.m.
Larry Sinks, owner of Joe College, with benefit organizer Hollie Farrahi. The old college try: Students organize fundraiser for Joe College in its fight against Kansas University
January 21, 2010
The controversy between KU and Joe College will be reignited this week with the Joe College Jamfest, a student-organized fundraiser for the T-shirt shop on the brink of collapse …

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Attorney General asks court to reject efforts by school districts to reopen school finance lawsuit
High court advised to reject districts’ attempt to reopen litigation
05:28 p.m., January 21, 2010 Updated 11:29 p.m. in print edition on A3
The Kansas attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to reject an attempt by school districts to reopen litigation over state funding.
Senate approves bill to ban sale of K2
Francisco attempts to send bill on herbal mixture back to panel
05:06 p.m., January 21, 2010 Updated 05:30 p.m. in print edition on A3
The Kansas Senate has approved a ban on synthetic drugs that produce effects similar to those of marijuana.
Pump patrol
January 21, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 at several stations.
Sitting too much could be deadly, even for those who exercise
January 21, 2010 in print edition on A2
Here’s a new warning from health experts: Sitting is deadly.
Delayed reaction
If city commissioners wanted to have an impact on a decision to cut down trees in Watson Park, they needed to start that conversation before the chain saws came out.
January 21, 2010 in print edition on A5
That old saying about being a day late and a dollar short seems to apply to Lawrence city commissioners’ concern about trees being removed in and near Watson Park.