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Archive for Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Also from February 8

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Free State boys vs. Shawnee Mission South
Polls
Have you ever been part of a flash mob?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
57%
What’s a flash mob?
 
37%
Yes
 
5%
Total 566
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Marcus Morris fights Missouri defenders Laurence Bowers, Ricky Kreklow and Ricardo Ratliffe for a bucket down low between during the second half on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse. Reserves good, but Morris twins key for KU basketball — again
February 8, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Thomas Robinson and Brady Morningstar, the sixth and seventh men when the team is at full strength, were a big part of the story Saturday in Lincoln, Neb., when Kansas University looked so smooth in hammering Nebraska. Most of the talk centered on Mario Little and Travis Releford, the eighth and ninth men on the team in Monday night’s impressive 103-86 victory against Missouri in Allen Fieldhouse, and rightly so.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence Arts Center Executive Director Susan Tate, third from left, shows off some sculpture pieces in the main lobby in the center to Gunda Hiebert, left, Lawrence, and Tim and Dawn Freeman, of Seattle. A selection of pieces will be auctioned on Saturday as part of the benefit for the 35th anniversary celebration for the center. Brownback signs order to eliminate the Kansas Arts Commission
February 7, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Gov. Brownback said the cost-cutting move would save taxpayers $600,000 in the next fiscal year, but the Arts Commission said its elimination would cost the state millions of dollars in lost matching funds and revenue generated by arts and culture.
2:00 p.m.
The former Carnegie Library building, shown in this file photo, has been vacant since the Lawrence Arts Center moved to a new location in 2002. The Convention and Visitors Bureau set up offices in the vacated building at 9th and Vermont streets in 2007. From Quantrill to Langston Hughes, Carnegie Library will be host to exhibits of Lawrence’s history
February 7, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Pieces of the area’s history will be part of a $200,000 exhibit that Lawrence tourism leaders hope to open in the former Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets this spring.
6:00 p.m.
A meal from the heart is all you need for a successful Valentine's Day at home. For your V-Day menu consideration: this cute heart-shaped pizza. Set the mood, set the table: Spend this Valentine’s Day at home
February 8, 2011
Skip the hassle this year and turn your home into a romantic hideaway with these tips form Lawrence experts.

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$1.2M design contract for new library approved by Lawrence City Commission; city to consider costs of adding extras to plans
Estimates requested for adding transit hub, new Farmers’ Market location
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A1
The spending for an expanded public library has begun at Lawrence City Hall, and commissioners Tuesday said they’re open to at least considering spending a little bit more than originally planned.
Kobach testifies in debate over whether undocumented college students should continue to get in-state tuition rates in Kansas
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A3
Pleas from both sides of the immigration debate were expressed Tuesday as a House committee considered repealing the law that allows some undocumented students to pay the same lower tuition rates as legal residents of Kansas.
Egyptians in Lawrence praise youth movement in home country, worry about destruction
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A1
A few months ago, Aliaa El Kalyoubi was living in Cairo. She was preparing to leave for college in a faraway place called Kansas, hoping to go into a field she loves: graphic design.
Structure fire displaces residents at Gaslight Village
05:24 p.m., February 8, 2011 Updated 07:26 p.m. in print edition on A5
Multiple Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical units have contained a structure fire in the 1900 block of W. 31st Street.
Lawrence school board candidate steps out of race
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A5
A candidate for Lawrence school board says she’s dropping out of the race, citing personal reasons.
Grandparents lobby for Kansas child-custody measure
February 8, 2011
One grandparent told of how her grandchildren lived with her for four months after they were taken away from their mother, only to be traumatized by state agents who came to the grandmother’s home and forcefully removed the children from her, too.
Riley County rodeo to offer beer for at least 1 year
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
Organizers of the annual rodeo at the Riley County Fairgrounds in Manhattan say the chance to sell beer could save the event.
Another major snow storm forecast for Kansas
February 8, 2011
More snow than first anticipated is falling across a wide swath of Kansas, with up to 11 inches now expected in parts of central Kansas.
Kansas Department of Revenue locks door on Jefferson’s Restaurant in downtown Lawrence
If $46,848 in taxes isn’t paid, dollars on walls could be used
02:47 p.m., February 8, 2011 Updated 05:15 p.m.
For years, patrons have posted decorated dollar bills to the walls of Jefferson’s Restaurant. Those bills soon could go toward paying off the restaurant’s back taxes.
Attorneys: Suspects in robbery at The Exchange apartments likely to enter pleas
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A5
Three Lawrence suspects accused of participating in a September robbery at a south Lawrence apartment indicated they likely will enter pleas instead of facing a trial, attorneys for the men said Tuesday.
Rural Edgerton man accused of sex acts with two 5-year-old children
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A1
Douglas County prosecutors have filed seven charges against a rural Edgerton man, including two counts of child rape.
First State Bank and Trust agrees to boost level of capital
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
Tonganoxie-based First State Bank and Trust is working to boost its capital relative to liabilities, part of plan to comply with a consent order reached with federal and state regulators.
Franklin County man found unconscious outside burning house
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
Franklin County Sheriff’s officers found a Princeton man unconscious outside a burning house Monday night.
Town Talk: Vermont Street BBQ to reopen; Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery coming to Lawrence?; CVB announces leadership shift
February 8, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
State inspectors will study air quality, look for signs of mold at Kennedy School
10:33 a.m., February 8, 2011 Updated 06:31 p.m.
State environmental inspectors are expected to study air quality at Kennedy School by the end of the month, to answer concerns and assertions from a district-appointed task force that the school might have problems with mold.
Gov. Sam Brownback to propose economic growth plan
February 8, 2011
One proposal that has been touted by conservative Republicans and the powerful Kansas Chamber of Commerce is eliminating the corporate income tax.
Department of Justice fights release of voter fraud e-mails in case filed by Wichita lobbyist
February 8, 2011
The Justice Department argues it doesn’t need to turn over e-mails discussing its enforcement policies on voter fraud cases.
Department of Defense announces changes in leadership at Fort Riley
February 8, 2011
The Department of Defense has announced changes in the leadership of Fort Riley’s 1st Infantry Division.
Statehouse Live: Democrats say House Republican budget will hurt research at KU, other schools
09:17 a.m., February 8, 2011 Updated 12:16 a.m. in print edition on A1
The measure — House Bill 2014 — makes adjustments to the current fiscal year budget and represents the first major budget cuts proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback.
First Bell: Bishop Seabury senior among Presidential Scholar invitees; free developmental screenings available for preschoolers; acts sought for Follies fundraiser
February 8, 2011
Time for another edition of First Bell, a rundown of news and other educational items involving schools in the area.
Heard on the Hill: Some mo-ped parking spots are going away; KU researcher gives advice on how to talk to aliens; journalism graduate earns ‘college Pulitzer’
February 8, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Free State High School honor roll for 2010-11 first semester
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A5
Free State High School has announced its first semester 2010-11 honor rolls.
StoryMarket provides new content syndication model for news organizations, syndicates, bloggers
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A3
StoryMarket, a new content network for syndicators, publishers, freelancers and bloggers, is being launched this month by The World Company, publisher of the Lawrence Journal-World.
Free State girls bowling wins
12:00 a.m., February 8, 2011 Updated 01:59 p.m. in print edition on B3
The Free State girls bowling team took first place and the boys second at the Maranatha Invitational on Monday at Park Lanes.
NASA expert to speak at KU about climate change
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A6
NASA is known for exploring space, but the agency also keeps an eye on earth.
Gov. Sam Brownback’s move on Kansas Human Rights Commission criticized
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A6
Gov. Sam Brownback’s desire to move the Kansas Human Rights Commission to the attorney general’s office is drawing fire from the NAACP and others.
Reserves good, but Morris twins key for KU basketball — again
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B1
Thomas Robinson and Brady Morningstar, the sixth and seventh men when the team is at full strength, were a big part of the story Saturday in Lincoln, Neb., when Kansas University looked so smooth in hammering Nebraska. Most of the talk centered on Mario Little and Travis Releford, the eighth and ninth men on the team in Monday night’s impressive 103-86 victory against Missouri in Allen Fieldhouse, and rightly so.
Big-time blowout: Mario Little sparks KU basketball’s rout over rival Missouri
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B1
Mario Little realizes time is rapidly running out on his Kansas University basketball career.
Travis Releford makes most of playing time against Missouri
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B5
At the four-minute media timeout, Kansas University assistant coach Danny Manning looked down the bench and could see the frustration on Travis Releford’s face.
Baldwin, De Soto split basketball victories
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B3
Aaron Nutterfield scored 15 points to lead the De Soto High boys basketball team to a 48-33 victory over Baldwin on Monday.
Missouri Tigers lament defensive performance in 103-86 loss at Allen Fieldhouse
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B4
Giving up 100 points in a college basketball game is never easy to swallow. Surrendering that many points to an archrival makes life even tougher.
KU hoops notebook: Josh Selby on mend
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University freshman guard Josh Selby, who has a stress reaction in his right foot, missed his second straight game.
OSU forward faces rape charges
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma State suspended starting forward Darrell Williams on Monday after he was charged with four felony counts alleging he inappropriately touched two women without their consent.
Mark Wilson wins playoff; Gary Woodland finishes fifth
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B2
Packers fan Mark Wilson celebrated a big victory of his own on a playing field about as close to frozen tundra as it gets on the PGA Tour.
Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers joins elite
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B2
Hey, Aaron Rodgers, now that you’ve won a Super Bowl MVP, where are you going?
Packers return as Super Bowl champs
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B2
Thousands of exhausted but euphoric Packers fans welcomed their cherished team home to Green Bay as Super Bowl champions Monday after a nail-biting victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jayhawks in the NBA
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B10
Here’s a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.
Layoffs rarer even with more unemployed
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A6
The U.S. labor force has been split into two groups: the relieved and the desperate. If you have a job, you can exhale; you’re less likely to lose it than at any point in at least 14 years.
Haskell student reports battery near Taste Lounge
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 24-year-old Lawrence man 24-year-old Haskell Indian Nations University student reported to Lawrence police early Sunday that a man punched him in the face as he was leaving Taste Lounge, 804 W. 24th St.
Pittsburgh basketball ‘outmans’ West Virginia
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B3
Pittsburgh had a solid Plan B for West Virginia in the absence of injured guard Ashton Gibbs — spread the ball around inside to the Panthers’ other playmakers.
Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl returns from suspension
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B3
Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl is back after his eight-game suspension from Southeastern Conference play. He still feels like more punishment is on the horizon with the Volunteers’ playing No. 18 Kentucky and No. 17 Florida this week.
Chabad Center reports theft of menorah
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel, director of the Kansas University Chabad Center, 1203 W. 19th St., reported to Lawrence police that someone stole a outdoor lighted menorah that is 6 feet tall and valued at $1,000 from the center’s front yard sometime between 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening.
Pump patrol
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.97 at a Phillips 66 on West Sixth Street.
SM East basketball tops LHS
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team lost to Shawnee Mission East, 54-40, on Monday.
Obama urges CEOs to act for America
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A7
Echoing John F. Kennedy, President Barack Obama prodded business leaders Monday to “ask yourselves what you can do for America,” not just for company bottom lines, even as he sought to smooth his uneasy relations with the nation’s corporate executives.
U.S. pushes for more inclusive talks in Egypt
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A7
The Obama administration conceded Monday that it will not endorse the demands of Egyptian protesters for embattled President Hosni Mubarak to step down immediately, saying a precipitous exit could set back the country’s democratic transition.
Balanced Veritas basketball wins
February 8, 2011 in print edition on B3
Nine players scored for the Veritas Christian girls basketball as the Eagles defeated Midland Adventist, 42-24, on Monday night.
Freed Google executive behind Egypt revolt
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A6
The young Google Inc. executive detained by Egyptian authorities for 12 days said Monday he was behind the Facebook page that helped spark what he called “the revolution of the youth of the Internet.” A U.S.-based human rights group said nearly 300 people have died in two weeks of clashes.
Poor performance
Christina Aguilera’s performance of the national anthem at Sunday’s Super Bowl is getting attention for all the wrong reasons.
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
Aside from discussing the current situation in Egypt, the outcome of the Super Bowl game and the dismal weather situation throughout the country, the No. 1 water cooler conversation around the country on Monday might have been the manner in which the national anthem was delivered at the Super Bowl.
Valuable time
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
While reading the article recently about what the Lawrence school district will do to make up snow days, I came across quite a few online comments regarding “wasted Wednesdays.” As a Lawrence teacher, I respectfully request that those of you who consider our Wednesday collaboration time a waste take another look.
Essential arts
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
Art advocates from across the state have done an excellent job warning us about the potential loss in tourism dollars and arts-related jobs that Kansas would suffer if the governor’s proposal to eliminate the Kansas Arts Commission were approved. I agree with their dire assessment and believe that these arguments alone should be enough to convince our legislators to put the brakes on this misguided proposal.
Name change
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
The comments — printed, blogged or otherwise communicated — regarding the possibility of renaming our junior highs when they become middle schools next year have been fascinating. They provide evidence that many people do not understand the complexity of education funding in Kansas and that money spent on signs at our four middle schools will come from the capital outlay fund, which cannot be used for teacher salaries, books or instructional supplies.
National interests trump friendships
February 8, 2011 in print edition on A8
Anastasio Somoza was a bulwark against Nazi influence in Central America. Ferdinand Marcos was a reformer and nation builder. Antonio de Oliveira Salazar emerged in Portugal as a symbol of integrity and stability. Jimmy Carter said that “Iran, because of the great leadership of the shah, is an island of stability.” The United States tilted toward Saddam Hussein in the Iran-Iraq war.
Set the mood, set the table: Spend this Valentine’s Day at home
February 8, 2011
Skip the hassle this year and turn your home into a romantic hideaway with these tips form Lawrence experts.
25 years ago: City commissioners emphasize need to expand Sixth Street
February 8, 2011
Lawrence city commissioners were convinced that current problems on Sixth Street were likely to only get worse as the city’s westward growth continued.
40 years ago: Kansas experiences record-breaking low temperatures
February 8, 2011
Salina reported a low of 18 below zero. Topeka registered 20 below, the coldest temperature recorded there since Jan. 4, 1947.
Tune In: ‘Traffic Light,’ or My Three Dudes
February 8, 2011
Coming rather hot on the heels of the limp NBC sitcom “Perfect Couples,” the new series “Traffic Light” (8:30 p.m., Fox) demonstrates just how hard it can be to translate the Judd Apatow bro-mantic comedy to the small screen.
Horoscope for Feb. 8
February 8, 2011
This year, you are energized and verbal. Sometimes people absolutely love this more expressive you. Other times, you push people away. If you are single, you meet people with ease. Relating becomes easy if you are attached, once you soften your style. Your sweetie will want to come in closer as a result. Taurus can be an albatross.
100 years ago: Wichita man found unconscious near Lawrence railroad tracks
February 8, 2011
“Lying in a bloodstained clump of weeds along the Union Pacific right-of-way three miles east of Lawrence, George M. Remington, a well known traveling man of Wichita, was discovered yesterday morning shortly after daylight.”