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Archive for Saturday, February 12, 2011

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Sunflower League wrestling KU vs. Iowa State The day in photos, February 12, 2011 Students get creative with Valentine boxes Free State girls basketball vs. Olathe Northwest Free State boys basketball vs. Olathe Northwest LHS girls basketball vs. Olathe East LHS boys basketball vs. Olathe East Civil War photographs
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Polls
Who should be ranked No. 1 when the new polls are released Monday?

Poll results

Response Percent
Kansas
 
74%
Texas
 
19%
Ohio State
 
4%
Other
 
0%
Total 1278
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Vicki, a two-year-old Havanese, walks through the weave section as her owner Karolyn Harrison, Manhattan, follows on the side at the dog agility trials Thursday at the Douglas County fairgrounds. Agile dogs have their day at Triune Agility Club of Lawrence contest
February 11, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Carol Easterley drove more than four hours to Lawrence for a long weekend on Wednesday. She’ll spend most of her time in a large dirt-floored building filled with what looks like playground equipment at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. She’s not alone, though. She will be there with hundreds of other people, and just as many dogs.
6:00 a.m.
Seat backs await fans at Allen Fieldhouse before the Kansas Jayhawks' home opener against the Longwood Lancers Nov. 12, 2010. IRS could end up with forfeited funds from those convicted in KU ticket scandal
11:51 a.m., February 11, 2011 Updated 9:09 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Three former employees of Kansas Athletics Inc. must pay up to $2 million for scamming to steal, sell and profit from the diversion of tickets to Kansas University football and basketball games, a federal judge has ruled.
10:00 a.m.
Jason Dye looks for salvageable items in his Gaslight Village trailer home Thursday, Feb. 11, 2011. Dye and his fiance Tracy Cordray lost their home in a fire Tuesday. Fire destroys belongings, but not spirit, of family thanks to generosity of others
February 12, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Jason Dye is picking through rubble after a fire Tuesday destroyed his fiancee’s trailer home, incinerating all but a drawer filled with kids’ underwear and the contents of a jewelry box, including $39 cash given to his soon-to-be 11-year-old stepdaughter for her birthday. So why is this guy smiling?

All stories

Lawrence school district weighs elementary school needs as it seeks bond issue for consolidation, updates
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A1
Officials acknowledge that the next bond issue in the Lawrence school district will address needs in the district’s elementary schools: eliminating portables, adding classrooms, fixing roofs, remodeling kitchens and embarking on dozens of other projects — large and small — considered necessary to bring equitable and effective educational opportunities to all students in grades kindergarten through five.
Kansas law change may allow even blind to carry concealed
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A1
In the state of Kansas, to carry a concealed firearm you need a gun — preferably something that fits nice under your jacket, in your pocket or perhaps in your purse. You also need a license, the state’s seal of approval that you can hide a firearm on your person. What’s less clear is whether you need eyesight.
Bill would outlaw anti-gender identification bias
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A3
Last week, Stephanie Mott, a transsexual woman, asked the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee to approve Senate Bill 53 that would protect Kansans from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
KU seeks approval of bonds to revamp Gertrude Sellards Pearson Hall
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas University on Wednesday will seek authorization from the Board of Regents for $13.1 million in bonds to renovate Gertrude Sellards Pearson Hall.
Mortgages
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 78 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
Around and about in local business
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A5
Farmers are invited to an educational agronomy meeting, “Technology on the Farm - Does it Pay?”; Lawrence Technology Association’s annual meeting coming up; Mary Kay sales director earns sixth car; Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Board of Directors hires new executive director; director of Lawrence Convention and Visitor’s Bureau steps down.
Bill in Kansas Legislature would restrict where sex offenders can live
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A6
A bill under consideration in the Kansas Legislature seeks to keep sex offenders away from children.
States’ tax breaks no guarantee for jobs
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A7
It’s recently become an article of faith for many governors as they try to attract jobs: raising taxes during a recession is a nonstarter, choking off growth and damaging a state’s fragile economic recovery.
Protesters press for voice in Egyptian democracy
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A7
On Egypt’s first day in nearly 30 years without Hosni Mubarak as president, its new military rulers promised Saturday to abide by the peace treaty with Israel and eventually hand power to an elected government.
Brownback approves 3 highway projects
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A12
Gov. Sam Brownback has approved three major highway projects.
KU women blown out by No. 6 Texas A&M, 81-58
February 12, 2011
The Kansas women’s basketball team committed 31 turnovers in an 81-58 loss to No. 6 Texas A&M on Saturday night in College Station, Texas.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A6
Road work planned for the week of February 13, 2011.
City commission agenda for February 15, 2011
T-hangars at Lawrence Municipal Airport to be discussed
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A4
City commissioners will receive a report on the feasibility of constructing 20 T-hangars at the Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Two Wichita men arrested on robbery, burglary charges
10:22 a.m., February 12, 2011 Updated 01:57 p.m. in print edition on A5
Two Wichita men were booked into the Douglas County Jail Friday afternoon on warrants for aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery, according to the jail booking log.
Fire destroys belongings, but not spirit, of family thanks to generosity of others
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A1
Jason Dye is picking through rubble after a fire Tuesday destroyed his fiancee’s trailer home, incinerating all but a drawer filled with kids’ underwear and the contents of a jewelry box, including $39 cash given to his soon-to-be 11-year-old stepdaughter for her birthday. So why is this guy smiling?
Pump patrol
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.99 at several stations.
Hearing continued in U.S. 24-59 fatality
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A5
A defense attorney for a 23-year-old Air Force airman who faces charges in connection with a fatal November accident north of Lawrence said Friday the two sides were waiting on further lab test results of samples taken from his client.
Man who fired gun at car receives jail time for ‘shock’ value
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Douglas County judge on Friday ordered a 38-year-old Fairway man to serve two months in jail as part of his punishment for firing a gun into a vehicle his stepdaughter was riding in last August in Lawrence.
Kan. Senate may block health care ‘freedom’ measure
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A2
Even some state senators who support a proposed “Health Care Freedom Amendment” to the Kansas Constitution said Friday that they doubt it can pass their chamber, although the House showed strong support for the measure protesting last year’s federal health care law.
Crowds chant ‘Egypt is free’ after Mubarak quits
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A7
Cries of “Egypt is free” rang out and fireworks lit up the sky as hundreds of thousands danced, wept and prayed in joyful pandemonium after 18 days of peaceful pro-democracy protests forced President Hosni Mubarak to surrender power to the military, ending three decades of authoritarian rule.
4-H and FCE news for February 12, 2011
February 12, 2011
The Meadowlark 4-H Club met Jan. 13 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Around and About for February 12, 2011
February 12, 2011
Ashley Wagner and Jeremiah Ingerson, both of Tonganoxie, announce the birth of their son, Carter Braylon Ingerson, Feb. 3, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Club news for February 12, 2011
February 12, 2011
The Monday Evening Duplicate Bridge Club’s game on Feb. 7 was directed by Virginia Seaver.
Signature victory: Firebirds finish this time, topple Ravens
February 12, 2011 in print edition on B1
Only a few weeks ago, the close ones seemed to slip away from the Free State High boys basketball team.
LHS grad Baba Diallo displays pride at Div. I Centenary
February 12, 2011 in print edition on B1
Two Div. I basketball games take place and all that separates two of the participating teams are 43 miles and 343 spots in the national rankings.
Danny Manning, Fred Hoiberg to cross paths Saturday
February 12, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s Danny Manning, who is the Jayhawks’ all-time leading scorer, and Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg, the Cyclones’ No. 3 point producer, didn’t compete against each other in college.
LHS girls suffer setback to Olathe East
February 12, 2011 in print edition on B4
Coach Nick Wood couldn’t explain why his team looked so rattled in the first quarter.
Injured senior Rothwell key for Free State girls basketball
February 12, 2011 in print edition on B5
These days, Free State High girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan might as well give senior Paige Rothwell a whistle and clipboard.
Newspaper publishers see towns bounce back
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas newspaper publishers say they are beginning to see signs of economic recovery in their cities.
Free State girls upended by O-Northwest
February 12, 2011 in print edition on B5
If basketball was solely based in how well you could shoot it, Free State High’s girls basketball team might have fared much better on Friday.
National Briefs: Longhorns guard Brown says he didn’t post offending tweet
February 12, 2011
Texas point guard J’Covan Brown said Friday that he didn’t write profane Twitter posts under his account that complained about getting pulled from the No. 3 Longhorns’ win over Oklahoma.
Woods in contention, 4 shots back in Dubai
February 12, 2011
Tiger Woods surged into contention at the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday, shooting a bogey-free 6-under 66 in his bid to win his first tournament in more than a year.
KU women to take tough test at A&M
February 12, 2011 in print edition on B4
For a couple of weeks back in January, the Kansas University women’s basketball team was beginning to wonder if it ever would wind up on the winning side of a game again.
Kansas softball starts season 2-0
February 12, 2011 in print edition on B4
Not a bad way to start the season.
Area Roundup: Tonganoxie boys lose in final seconds
February 12, 2011
Bishop Ward junior CJ Vallejo hit a clutch shot in the final seconds Friday that sent the Tonganoxie High boys basketball team home with a 53-51 loss.
Seabury boys triumph
February 12, 2011 in print edition on B4
Reed Grabill scored 18 points and Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team defeated Elwood, 59-52, on Friday at home.
Haskell women win
February 12, 2011 in print edition on B4
Haskell Indian Nations University’s women’s basketball team defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan, 57-56, on Friday.
Lions lackluster against Hawks
February 12, 2011 in print edition on B1
The quotation “confidence is contagious” adorned the Lawrence High boys basketball team’s scouting report for Olathe East.
Plan calls for dissolving Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A8
The Obama administration wants to shrink the government’s role in the mortgage system — a proposal that would remake decades of federal policy aimed at getting Americans to buy homes and would probably make home loans more expensive across the board.
KU continues to face key challenges
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A3
One phase of the ticket mess in the Kansas University athletics department supposedly will be put to rest with the upcoming sentencing of those involved in the illegal, embarrassing, criminal and long-running scam.
Reform process in Egypt could hold risk for U.S.
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A8
The Obama administration got what it wanted when Hosni Mubarak surrendered power. Now it faces another daunting task: coaxing the country’s new military rulers to deliver the genuine democratic reforms they have resisted for decades.
Former editor receives William Allen White national citation
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A4
John S. Carroll, former editor of the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and Lexington Herald-Leader, accepted the William Allen White Foundation’s national citation on Friday.
Employee reports siding stolen from mobile home park
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A5
An employee of Riverview Mobile Home Park, 827 Walnut St., reported to police Wednesday that someone had damaged and stolen $3,000 worth of metal siding from the park sometime between 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. that afternoon.
Damage to local business reported Wednesday
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A5
A burglary was reported to Lawrence police Wednesday morning at All of E Solutions, 2510 W. Sixth St., and $1,275 worth of damage to a window, dry wall and floor lamp in the business.
Bill in Kansas House would require paternity testing for every Kansas newborn
February 12, 2011
A bill introduced in the Kansas House would require every newborn in the state to be genetically tested to identify the child’s father.
KU continues to refine hazing policies after recurring issues this year
February 12, 2011
Kansas University continues to refine its policies toward hazing after the issue flared up twice this academic year.
Kansas House panel delays action on Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s election fraud bill until Feb. 21
February 12, 2011
A Kansas House committee is delaying action on Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s proposals for attacking potential election fraud.
House committee OKs closing of Kansas center for disabled
February 12, 2011
A Kansas House committee has approved a proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback to close a center for the profoundly disabled and move the residents to community-based living areas.
Health care amendment to Kansas Constitution passes through House, faces difficult future in Senate
February 12, 2011
Even some state senators who support a proposed “Health Care Freedom Amendment” to the Kansas Constitution said Friday that they doubt it can pass their chamber, although the House showed strong support for the measure protesting last year’s federal health care law.
Unfair to retirees
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A9
A Jan. 16, J-W headline reads “Lack of funding hurts KPERS.”
Shoveling repeal?
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A9
Winter snows have come again, and we are still stuck with Lawrence’s onerous (for some) snow-shoveling ordinance. But the passage of a year does not make a bad law good.
Not opposed
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A9
There’s been no neighbor opposition to a new store on Dillons Massachusetts Street property.
U.S. should help support change in Egypt
February 12, 2011
Wael Ghonim, the charismatic young Google executive who helped launch the protests in Tahrir Square, sounded the trumpet in a Twitter message: “Mission accomplished. Thanks to all the brave young Egyptians.” But the struggle for the future of Egypt is just beginning, and the next stage is one where the U.S. truly can help.
Funds would help drug trial at CritiTech
February 12, 2011 in print edition on A3
A Lawrence-based drug research company could receive a $197,500 boost from the Kansas Bioscience Authority to complete the first phase of a drug trial.
Kansas veteran creates database of Vietnam fatalities
February 12, 2011
A Korean War veteran himself, Richard Coffelt thought Vietnam War veterans received little or no respect when they came home.
100 years ago: Nebraska hands KU its first basketball loss of the season
February 12, 2011
“It was an unkind fate that permitted the Cornhuskers to invade the Kansas camp and score the first defeat of the season against the champion K.U. basket ball five last night.”
40 years ago: Plans approved for new library
February 12, 2011
The Lawrence City Commission approved the plans and specifications for a new $1.4 million city library.
25 years ago: Phelps family lawsuits against Washburn law school dismissed
February 12, 2011
A federal judge in Wichita had recently dismissed two lawsuits filed against Washburn University in connection with Washburn’s refusal to admit three members of the Phelps family to its law school.
Matters of life and death, cats and monsters
February 12, 2011
A believer and an agnostic walk into a room. That sounds like the setup for an existential joke — and not unlike the premise for “The Sunset Limited” (8 p.m., HBO), an adaptation of a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy.
Horoscopes for Feb. 12
February 12, 2011
This year, you simply seem to have more fun.