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Archive for Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Also from January 26

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Artwork by Lawrence High school student Carlin Francis, the ArtStar for January 2010 The day in photos, January 26, 2010
Polls
Will you watch the State of the Union address live?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
35%
Yes
 
33%
I won’t watch at all
 
25%
Not sure
 
5%
Total 980
Which former Jayhawk's NBA jersey would you want to buy?

Poll results

Response Percent
Kirk Hinrich, Chicago Bulls
 
37%
Mario Chalmers, Miami Heat
 
30%
Brandon Rush, Indiana Pacers
 
9%
Darnell Jackson, Cleveland Cavaliers
 
9%
Nick Collison, Oklahoma City Thunder
 
7%
Julian Wright, New Orleans Hornets
 
2%
Drew Gooden, Dallas Mavericks
 
1%
Darrell Arthur, Memphis Grizzlies
 
0%
Total 1577
Do you support the Lawrence school district plan to move ninth-graders to high school, and sixth-graders to middle school?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
64%
No
 
29%
Not sure
 
5%
Total 1130
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas center Cole Aldrich blocks Missouri's Keith Ramsey Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. FINAL: Strong first half pushes KU to 84-65 victory over MU
6:48 p.m., January 25, 2010 Updated 11:29 p.m.
The Jayhawks out-rebounded the Tigers, 56-28, while KU center Cole Aldrich flirted with a triple-double, posting 12 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks.
6:00 a.m.
The Fieldhouse crowd rises to its feet as Kansas guard Tyrel Reed hits a three pointer over Missouri forward Keith Ramsey during the second half, Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. Sharp-shooting Reed knows all about rivalry
12:00 a.m., January 26, 2010 Updated 11:22 a.m. in print edition on 1B
It’s not uncommon for Kansas University basketball players, recruited from all over the nation, to say they arrive at school treating Missouri as if it’s any other school and then they learn to hate the Tigers.
10:00 a.m.
Arthur Davis III signals to some friends that he'll phone them to talk after Davis, who was convicted in December of trying to kill his ex-wife,  was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison Monday in Douglas County District Court. Arthur Davis III was found guilty last month of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and contributing to a child's misconduct. Arthur Davis III gets 25 years for baseball bat attack on ex-wife
January 25, 2010 in print edition on 1A
A Lawrence man convicted of trying to kill his ex-wife in a brutal baseball bat attack was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison on Monday.
2:00 p.m.
Matthew Jaeger, 24, sits with his defense attorney, Pedro Irigonegaray, in Douglas County District Court in this Sept. 2009 file photo. Juror who committed misconduct in Jaeger trial won’t testify in court
January 25, 2010 in print edition on 3A
A juror who was dismissed for misconduct in the Matthew Jaeger kidnapping and aggravated battery case will not have to testify in court.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence High school student Carlin Francis, the ArtStar for January 2010. Can’t hardly wait: Early graduation not coming soon enough for young Lawrence artist
January 26, 2010 in print edition on 6A
Carlin Francis dabbles in just about every type of art there is to work with. She draws. She paints. She takes photos. She does it all…

All stories

Public checks out hybrid bus at Lawrence City Hall
Bus will be on the road in Lawrence Wednesday
January 26, 2010
The public is invited to climb aboard a hybrid bus, one just like the three expected to enter the city’s transit fleet in the middle of next year.
Kansas Turnpike’s East Lawrence interchange to close two weeks later than planned to facilitate emergency services
Delay due to emergency concerns
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
The Kansas Turnpike is putting off the planned closure of its East Lawrence interchange for another two weeks, part of a plan to improve chances of uninterrupted access for emergency services in North Lawrence.
Governor rejects recommendation to close Kansas Neurological Institute
January 26, 2010 in print edition on B8
Gov. Mark Parkinson says he will not accept the Closure and Realignment Commission’s recommendation to close the Kansas Neurological Institute.
Statehouse Live: Parkinson urges tax increase; 2 JoCo Republicans propose liquor hike; business unhappy with tax talk
10:27 a.m., January 26, 2010 Updated 03:10 p.m.
While Gov. Mark Parkinson’s sales tax plan was under attack, a proposal was floated to increase liquor tax.
Detective says Tiller was killed by gun pressed directly to his head
10:05 a.m., January 26, 2010 Updated 12:38 p.m.
A homicide detective has testified that the gun used to kill Kansas abortion doctor George Tiller was put directly to Tiller’s head.
Parkinson goes on offensive in promoting his plan for targeted tax increases
Parkinson says further budget cuts will do serious damage
08:17 a.m., January 26, 2010 Updated 04:42 p.m. in print edition on A1
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Tuesday went on the offensive, urging health and social service advocates to enlist people to lobby the Legislature for a tax increase.
Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department board votes to seek expansion from five to seven members
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department board narrowly voted Monday night to ask Lawrence and Douglas County leaders to expand it size from five to seven members.
Health care reform rally set for downtown Lawrence
January 26, 2010
The Kaw Valley MoveOn Council will be rallying for “real change” when it comes to health care reform.
City commission agenda for Jan. 26
City looks to help with marathon
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A4
The city commission agenda for January 26, 2010.
Obama will ask to freeze part of budget, sources say
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Facing voter anger over mounting budget deficits, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to freeze spending for some domestic programs for three years beginning in 2011, administration officials said Monday.
Top teams to meet in Super Bowl
January 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
The New Orleans Saints vs. the Indianapolis Colts is the Super Bowl most Americans wanted to see.
Can’t hardly wait: Early graduation not coming soon enough for young Lawrence artist
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A6
Carlin Francis dabbles in just about every type of art there is to work with. She draws. She paints. She takes photos. She does it all…
Former KU walk-on hits shot, foils prank
January 26, 2010 in print edition on B6
Joel Branstrom figured he was about to be the butt of some kind of joke when he was blindfolded at a pep rally and told he would win tickets to the NCAA’s Final Four if he could hit a half-court shot.
Sharp-shooting Reed knows all about rivalry
12:00 a.m., January 26, 2010 Updated 11:22 a.m. in print edition on B1
It’s not uncommon for Kansas University basketball players, recruited from all over the nation, to say they arrive at school treating Missouri as if it’s any other school and then they learn to hate the Tigers.
Kidcast: Amaya Harris
January 26, 2010
The Kidcast weather segment from January 25, 2010.
Gary Bedore’s Kansas basketball notebook
January 26, 2010 in print edition on B5
National recording artist Eddie Money sang the national anthem.
Lopsided loss mystifies MU
Shooting dooms Tigers
January 26, 2010 in print edition on B4
Of all the questions facing the Missouri men’s basketball team following Monday’s road matchup with Kansas University —and there were a lot of them — perhaps the most baffling was how a team that managed to win the turnover battle by 18 somehow suffered a 19-point loss that really wasn’t as close as it sounds.
Men among boys
Kansas big guys play big
January 26, 2010 in print edition on B1
Cole Aldrich and Marcus Morris held their own personal two-man huddle during the first TV timeout of Monday’s Border War clash in Allen Fieldhouse.
Freshmen to be factors
For first time, ninth-graders could impact city wrestling rivalry
January 26, 2010 in print edition on B3
Much was made this offseason about the luxury afforded to the city’s high school wrestling programs when ninth-graders were allowed to move up to wrestle at both Lawrence High and Free State.
Ankiel to play center for Royals
Injury-prone Guillen to become designated hitter
January 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Royals are reshaping their entire outfield and making Jose Guillen their full-time designated hitter.
GOP announces Kansas Days events
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A10
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will speak Friday at the Kansas Republican Party’s inaugural Red Ball and Boots Reception in Topeka as part of Kansas Days.
Home show set for this weekend
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A10
This weekend’s Lawrence Home Show will feature about 70 vendors who will display products and services related to homes and gardens.
Religious symbolism abounds on ‘Lost’
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
“Lost” (8 p.m., ABC) returns next week for its final season, and ABC helps viewers prepare with a repeat airing of last season’s epic two-hour finale.
People in the news
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
People in the news for January 26, 2010.
Horoscope for January 26, 2010
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
This year, you often find that others are upset. This state of events and emotions could have more to do with the individual parties than with you. If you are single, you often wonder if you have what it takes to make a relationship work. If you are attached, the two of you will learn to juggle your different concerns in a more reasonable manner. Gemini makes you laugh.
Haiti must lead effort to rebuild, U.S. says
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Haiti must lead the effort to rebuild after its devastating earthquake, the United States and other nations said as Haiti’s prime minister acknowledged that relief efforts so far have fallen dramatically short.
Middle school timing uncertain
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
Lawrence school board members are sure they want to continue moving toward a middle school reconfiguration and a four-year high school, but the timeline on when to make the move is something they couldn’t agree on.
High blood pressure linked to dementia
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
If the cardiologist’s warnings don’t scare you, consider this: Controlling blood pressure just might be the best protection yet known against dementia.
Blasts strike popular hotels, killing 37
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Suicide bombers struck in quick succession Monday at three Baghdad hotels favored by Western journalists in well-planned assaults that killed at least 37 people and wounded more than 100.
Vice president’s son won’t run for Senate
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Vice President Joe Biden’s eldest son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, dealt another body blow to the flailing Democratic Party on Monday, announcing that he will not run for the Senate seat long held by his father.
‘Chemical Ali’ hanged for 1988 gas attack
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Even in Saddam Hussein’s ruthless regime, “Chemical Ali” stood apart, notable for his role in gassing 5,000 people in a Kurdish village — the deadliest chemical weapons attack ever against civilians.
Haiti must lead effort to rebuild, U.S. says
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Haiti must lead the effort to rebuild after its devastating earthquake, the United States and other nations said as Haiti’s prime minister acknowledged that relief efforts so far have fallen dramatically short.
Remote Alaska village is first eyed in census
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
One down, more than 309 million to go.
Democratic leaders unite on health care strategy
January 26, 2010 in print edition on B10
Democratic congressional leaders are uniting around their last, best hope for salvaging President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care overhaul.
Human impact
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Many people say that humans aren’t capable of causing or affecting global climate change. I beg to differ.
Kennedy seat
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: What happened is that the Democrats lost the Kennedy Senate seat in Massachusetts.
Offensive rant
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Scott Burkhart rants about those who disagree with him with unfortunate and angry adjectival choices: a public servant in the left-progressive-liberal’s (LPL) political crosshairs, the left-leaning Kansas Supreme Court going after him (former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline) and the Mafia-like revenge messages of the LPL aimed at the rest of us (Public Forum, Jan. 23).
League support
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The League of Women Voters of Lawrence/Douglas County believes that closing any local elementary schools would be detrimental to Lawrence children and their families, to the neighborhoods in which they live, and to our city overall.
Public good
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
To the editor: After reading Mark Hirschey’s commentary in Sunday’s paper, I felt compelled to correct his misperceptions.
Give Obama foreign policy more time
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
If you’re trying to grade President Obama’s foreign policy one year after he took office, my advice is: Wait until next year.
Need is now
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
Why doesn’t KU Athletics start making payments now on the $40 million it promised the university from the new Gridiron Club?
100 years ago: Blasts help clear ice from river
January 26, 2010
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 26, 1910: The warm weather and the proper use of dynamite and a number of men with long sticks to guard the ice chunks that float down the Kaw River here have worked a wonderful improvement in the conditions of the ice. Gradually the ice seems to be drifting down the river here and a channel is being made where the water flows and moves big chunks of ice. The river flow had helped restore the power to the plant at the dam and there is great improvement after a long period of trouble
40 years ago: Attorney general will seek GOP governor nod
January 26, 2010
Kansas Atty. Gen. Kent Frizzell announced he would seek the Republican governor nomination for 1970. Restaurant man Rick Harman, the party’s choice in 1968, already had announced he would be back in the race to unseat Democrat Robert Docking.
25 years ago: Police beefing up drunk driving tests
January 26, 2010
The Lawrence Police Department was beefing up its arsenal of tests to detect drunk drivers. New equipment and procedures were being worked into the schedule.
Double Take: Privacy issues or not, children still need parenting on the Internet
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A6
Dear Dr. Wes & Samantha: I have a 10-year-old daughter, and I feel like if she is given no privacy and no trust she will move heaven and earth to break every rule I give her. But I don’t want her getting in trouble online. She has Facebook and MySpace accounts and e-mail and is happy to tell me the passwords. However, where do you draw the line?
History lesson inspires Markieff
12:00 a.m., January 26, 2010 Updated 11:11 a.m. in print edition on B5
Markieff Morris found himself a little more amped up than normal before Kansas University’s most recent game against Missouri.
Pump patrol
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.49 at several stations.
Parkinson wants KBA to be more than NBAF
January 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
Gov. Mark Parkinson urged the Kansas Bioscience Authority to not let the $450 million National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility define its success.