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Archive for Thursday, March 4, 2010

Also from March 4

Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, March 4, 2010 Free State girls vs. Shawnee Mission South LHS girls vs. Shawnee Mission North
Polls
Should Lawrence public school teachers take a pay cut to help the district make up for a $5 million shortfall in funding?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
70%
Yes
 
26%
Not sure
 
3%
Total 1495
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas senior point guard Sherron Collins gets an emotional hug from head coach Bill Self as he is honored by the Allen Fieldhouse crowd before tipping off against Kansas State, Wednesday, March 3, 2010. FINAL: Big second-half run pushes KU to 82-65 victory over K-State
6:01 p.m., March 3, 2010 Updated 9:44 p.m.
The Jayhawks used a 27-10 spurt in the second half to send senior guard Sherron Collins to a win in his final home game.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins lets out a celebratory yell as the Jayhawks pull away from rival Kansas State during the second half, Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. Jayhawks rise to challenge
March 4, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Lost amid the tears shed by Sherron Collins and teammates who will miss him and chants for Cole Aldrich to return for “One more year!” came an emphatic answer to a question that dominated conversations in every establishment in town Wednesday.
10:00 a.m.
Dan Hiatt, who owns Hiatt Auction, will be the lead auctioneer at Saturday’s sale of the home and items at 1706 N. 1500 Road. Auction scheduled for this weekend to dispose of assets at house raided last month
March 3, 2010 in print edition on 3A
And all of the property from a house suspected to be home to a meth operation shut down last month may or may not fetch anywhere from $80,000 to $180,000, as expected, at auction Saturday at the eastern edge of Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
A video of Bob Frederick is shown during his memorial at the Lied Center in this file photo. The city of Lawrence has filed a cross-claim against Black Hills Energy in a response to a lawsuit filed in connection with the death of Frederick. The city and Black Hills are both defendants in the suit the Frederick family filed in March 2009. Family of former KU athletics director Frederick files suit against city, gas utility
1:55 p.m., March 3, 2010 Updated 5:48 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The suit alleges that both the city of Lawrence and Black Hills Energy were negligent in failing to ensure that a pothole at Sixth and Kasold was fully repaired after repair work was done in the area.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence band Cosmopolitics is (from left) Andy Kroeker, Luke Stone, Ken Lovern and Matt Gader. Lost in the Cosmos: Lawrence rock-fusion act finesses the art of ‘Mental Hygiene’
March 4, 2010 in print edition on 6A
Lawrence drummer Luke Stone made it a custom to pick up two Britney Spears stickers from a vending machine every week. He put them on his practice pad at home, inspiring him to practice his rudiments…

All stories

Townsend explains giving out KU tickets
08:44 p.m., March 4, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
An adult film actress by the stage name of Samantha Ryan had the Internet world buzzing Thursday after posting on her Twitter account that she attended Wednesday’s Kansas-Kansas State basketball game with tickets provided by KU assistant coach Kurtis Townsend.
Police find firearm, marijuana in Free State student’s car
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
Lawrence police discovered a firearm in a Free State High School sophomore male student’s vehicle on Thursday when officers were investigating an accident at the school.
North Lawrence intersection to open - briefly - as St. Pat’s Parade detours nearby
Barricades to be moved for St. Patrick’s Day celebration
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
Part of an intersection that has been closed to traffic since July 30 is set to reopen — briefly — to accommodate the passing St. Patrick’s Day Parade in North Lawrence.
Matthew Jaeger sentenced to nearly 9 years in prison
Victim expresses relief over verdict
05:26 p.m., March 4, 2010 Updated 08:50 p.m. in print edition on A1
Matthew Jaeger, the former Kansas University student who was convicted of brutally assaulting his ex-girlfriend, was sentenced to 59 months, 41 months and 6 months in prison for three crimes that he was convicted of in August of 2009.
Ford CEO to headline Lawrence schools fund-raiser this fall
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Co.’s president and CEO, will return to Lawrence in September to raise funds for Lawrence public schools.
Parkinson will announce more budget changes
04:39 p.m., March 4, 2010 Updated 04:39 p.m. in print edition on A3
In February, the state fell $71 million under previous estimates.
One flown to KU Hospital after injury accident in rural Leavenworth County
03:37 p.m., March 4, 2010 Updated 07:28 p.m. in print edition on A4
A 46-year-old Tonganoxie man was taken by air ambulance to KU Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., after a serious accident in Leavenworth County Thursday afternoon.
Quail Run School hosting Health and Wellness fair Saturday
March 4, 2010 in print edition on B8
Health and Wellness offers health vendors, blood drive.
Legislators tackle $17 million mistake
Funding for water rights litigation was spent in error
03:10 p.m., March 4, 2010 Updated 03:10 p.m. in print edition on A3
Last month, legislators found that $17 million that was supposed to be set aside for legal battles to protect Kansas water rights had been moved into the state’s all-purpose general fund and spent in other areas of the budget.
Lawrence visitor spending in 2009 down 14 percent
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
Lawrence’s tourism industry took a tumble right along with the national economy.
Kansas out of running in first round of `Race to the Top’ education grant competition
01:26 p.m., March 4, 2010 Updated 01:26 p.m.
“Though this is not the news we expected, we will submit an application during Phase II of the competition,” said Kansas Interim Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker.
Sebelius chastises insurance executives over double-digit rate increases; Kansas’ Praeger says, ‘People are reaching the breaking point’
12:12 p.m., March 4, 2010 Updated 02:47 p.m. in print edition on A6
Keeping up the pressure for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius chastised top insurance executives Thursday over proposed double-digit rate increases she said top the list of reasons that Congress must quickly pass his plan.
To chagrin of Wildcats, Jayhawk fans turn Manhattan ‘KS’ rocks into ‘KU
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
As you drive on Kansas Highway 177 toward I-70 near Manhattan, you see a rock sign on the hill that reads “KS.”
KU’s interim provost announced as fifth liberal arts dean finalist
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A4
Danny Anderson has previously served as KU’s vice provost for academic affairs and as the school’s associate liberal arts dean for interdisciplinary programs and area studies centers.
Shamrock Shuffle has different route this year because of construction in North Lawrence
Road work forces changes for 5K set for Saturday
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
Construction in North Lawrence is preventing the traditional start at Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. Second St., so the race will start at the Flamingo Club, 501 N. Ninth St., and follow a different route than in the past.
Local woman to display ‘eco-art’ accessories at Saturday’s art and craft show
Green’ art to be sold Saturday at annual Arts and Crafts Fest
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A3
Loni Hosking turns everything from old tires and license plates into jewelry.
Kansas Senate to debate cut in jobless benefits
March 4, 2010 in print edition on B8
A bill before the Kansas Senate would cut benefits to unemployed workers to help businesses that are facing a huge tax increase this year.
Statehouse Live: Flint Hills burning issue heard by committee
09:55 a.m., March 4, 2010 Updated 09:55 a.m.
Senate Concurrent Resolution 1623 urges Congress to exempt the Flint Hills from a smoke management plan mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
RB Miller commits to Kansas
08:27 a.m., March 4, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B3
There may be a Powercat on his high school helmet, but Blue Springs (Mo.) High junior running back Darrian Miller recently made it clear that he prefers Jayhawks.
Disturbing tie
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
As a runner, I have tried to support the city by paying to run the annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K. I received my race information in the mail and discovered this year’s race is starting at the Flamingo Club; all race activities will center on the Flamingo Club.
Tough Love: Gritty KU sends Collins out winner
12:00 a.m., March 4, 2010 Updated 09:14 a.m. in print edition on B1
Bill Self, who preaches toughness as much as any college basketball coach in the country, wrapped his arms around Sherron Collins with 30.4 seconds remaining in Kansas University’s 82-65 victory over rival Kansas State on Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Style scout: Saralyn Reece Hardy
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A6
I was once the Sugarplum Fairy. And I once had a conversation through mail with the playwright Arthur Miller…
‘Marriage Ref’ funny, but too long
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A9
The most-hyped product of the Winter games, “The Marriage Ref” (9 p.m., NBC) debuts in its regular spot after a post-Olympics sneak peak last Sunday.
Walters: Last Oscars TV special the best
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A9
Barbara Walters says her last Oscars television special will be her best.
Horoscope for March 4, 2010
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A9
Use your strong intellect and high creativity, and this year could be quite special. Last January, you entered a new positive luck cycle marked by a willingness to grow and evolve. If you are single, someone quite enticing could mosey into your life. If you are attached, plan a trip or perhaps take a special course together. The bond between you cements even more. Scorpio helps you see another perspective.
Teachers want supportive principals, digital media, survey finds
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
What do teachers want?
Obama: It’s time to act on health care, with or without the GOP
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
Making an impassioned demand for swift action on health care, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called on Congress to vote on sweeping legislation “in the next few weeks,” even if that requires Democrats to move forward without Republican support.
Strong earthquake hits; injuries reported
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Taiwan today, terrifying residents, disrupting communications and triggering at least one large fire. Twelve people were injured, the National Fire Agency said.
‘Miracle on the Hudson’ pilot retires
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger has flown his final flight.
New guidelines: Fewer prostate screenings
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
New guidelines for prostate cancer screening issued Wednesday emphasize that physicians should better educate men about both the risks and benefits of using the PSA test for screening.
Facing ethics probes, Rangel drops leadership
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
Buffeted by ethics inquiries, veteran New York Rep. Charles B. Rangel stepped down Wednesday as chairman of the House’s powerful tax-writing committee, delivering a fresh political jolt to a Democratic Party already facing angry voters.
Drivers say Toyota’s fixes didn’t work
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A2
At least 15 Toyota drivers have complained to U.S. safety officials that their cars sped up by themselves even after being fixed under recalls for sticky gas pedals or floor mat problems, according to an Associated Press analysis.
Survey finds sharp drop in children’s bullying
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A10
There’s been a sharp drop in the percentage of America’s children being bullied or beaten up by their peers, according to a new national survey by experts who believe anti-bullying programs are having an impact.
’Cats love Collins, too
KSU respects ‘best player in country’
March 4, 2010 in print edition on B5
Kansas State freshmen Wally Judge and Rodney McGruder have faced Kansas University guard Sherron Collins just twice in their young careers.
Morningstar reminisces
Buddy recalls Collins’ early years
12:00 a.m., March 4, 2010 Updated 08:46 a.m. in print edition on B4
Sherron Collins walked through the Jayhawker Towers door for the first time four years ago with a single bag in his hand.
Free State, Lawrence High boys basketball teams balanced
March 4, 2010 in print edition on B3
As much as anything, the area boys prep basketball season has been marked by the absence of a discernible superstar: no Dorian Greens or Brady Morningstars — former area standouts with the ability to affect the outcome of a game single-handedly.
Undefeated Nebraska routs KU women
March 4, 2010 in print edition on B3
Nebraska’s seniors made a pact not to cry when they were honored before their last game at the Devaney Sports Center.
Freshman helps FSHS win sub-state opener
March 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kennedy Kirkpatrick had no problem describing how she felt when her name was called as the first player off the Free State High girls bench Wednesday.
Jayhawks rise to challenge
March 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
Lost amid the tears shed by Sherron Collins and teammates who will miss him and chants for Cole Aldrich to return for “One more year!” came an emphatic answer to a question that dominated conversations in every establishment in town Wednesday.
LHS girls season ends with 54-42 loss
March 4, 2010 in print edition on B1
Earlier in the week, Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood insisted that limiting Shawnee Mission North standouts Brianna Kulas and Mary Pat Specht would be integral to his team’s ability to emerge from the teams’ Class 6A sub-state matchup Wednesday.
100 years ago: Road project moving forward
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 4, 1910: “After spending time in Kansas City with the operators of the Hocker-Dixon Line, technically known as the Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka Electric Interurban, Dr. A.P. Hults found that amazing progress is being made on our behalf.
25 years ago: Plan to save depot fails
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
The latest step in the effort to save the local Union Pacific depot in North Lawrence did not satisfy the railroad, which said it still planned to raze the 96-year-old building unless it got a firm proposal to save it.
Financial outrage
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
I read in the Journal-World about our school financial problems — a $5 million shortfall. I read about closing schools that educate our children. I read about teachers losing their jobs. Then I read about more state cutbacks which are literally taking food out of our senior citizens’ mouths.
Notable KU grad
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
Kathy Barth’s article in Monday’s Go! section entitled “Lawrence parents tackle nature deficit disorder” mentions Richard Louv, author of “Last Child in the Woods.” Louv is also chairman and co-founder of the Children & Nature Network, an international organization working to connect youth to the natural world. I applaud the mothers mentioned in Ms. Barth’s article, as well as John McGrew’s “Outside for a Better Inside” task force for tackling the nature deficit disorder issue at the local level.
Obama can ignore journalist’s advice
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
In the space of 10 days, thanks in no small part to my own newspaper, The Washington Post, the president of the United States has been portrayed as a weakling and a chronic screw-up who is wrecking his administration despite everything that his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, can do to make things right.
KU student reports moped stolen
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 19-year-old Kansas University student reported Monday the theft of a moped from the 1100 block of Tennessee Street.
Board to discuss budget details
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A1
After weeks of hearing public pleas not to close schools or significantly raise the student-teacher ratio, Lawrence school board members on Monday will get into the details about their budget cuts.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook
March 4, 2010 in print edition on B5
Little did Sherron Collins know it, but he was in for a surprise feast following Wednesday’s Senior Night victory over Kansas State.
Our Town Sports
March 4, 2010 in print edition on B2
Legion Pancake Day: Dorsey-Liberty Post 14’s annual Pancake Day to benefit its American Legion baseball program will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Legionacres, 3408 W. 6th St. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for youths 12 and under. For information about the city’s lone summer Legion team, contact Bryan Wyatt at wyattac@sbcglobal.net.
KU baseball times changed
March 4, 2010 in print edition on B3
Due to rain in the forecast for Saturday afternoon, the Kansas University baseball team has changed the schedule for its four-game series with Iowa.
Lost in the Cosmos: Lawrence rock-fusion act finesses the art of ‘Mental Hygiene’
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A6
Lawrence drummer Luke Stone made it a custom to pick up two Britney Spears stickers from a vending machine every week. He put them on his practice pad at home, inspiring him to practice his rudiments…
Style scout: Jordan Yochim
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A6
People say I look like Dustin Hoffman a lot when I have different glasses on. I also occasionally get Gabriel Byrne…
KC competition
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
The headline in the Feb. 10 Journal-World reads: “Kansas City company to offer curbside recycling in Lawrence.” Say it isn’t so!
Quick action
Lawmakers have recognized the importance of a gap in the Kansas election laws and are moving to remedy the situation.
March 4, 2010 in print edition on A5
It’s good to see members of the Kansas Senate attempting to correct a serious omission in the state’s election laws.
Haskell women earn NAIA berth
March 4, 2010 in print edition on B3
Word spread like wildfire Wednesday on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus. HINU’s women’s basketball team earned an at-large berth in next week’s NAIA Div. II tournament.