Archive for Sunday, February 13, 2011

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Lawrence doctor travels to Sudan, Mongolia with Doctors Without Borders
February 13, 2011 in print edition on A1
What do Sudan and Mongolia have in common? Other than both being more than 6,400 miles away from Lawrence, they’re the countries where Mark Stover spent most of 2010 while working with Doctors Without Borders.
MoDOT cites heavy precipitation, old construction as causes of I-470 sinkhole
February 13, 2011 in print edition on A10
Missouri highway officials say a combination of heavy precipitation and old construction led to the collapse of a section of highway in Kansas City last summer.
Kansas towns: centers of everything
February 13, 2011
The center of America might be mistaken for the middle of nowhere. But not by Kansans.
Dead wild cat found in 2200 block of Bob Billings Parkway
07:54 p.m., February 13, 2011 Updated 08:45 p.m. in print edition on A2
A dead wildcat was found in the 2200 block of Bob Billings Parkway about 7 p.m. Sunday evening.
One taken to hospital after single-vehicle accident
February 13, 2011
One person was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being injured in a single-vehicle accident.
Women Build offering Valentine’s flower delivery
February 13, 2011 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity Women Build group is teaming up with Owens Flower Shop, 846 Ind., to deliver flowers on Valentine’s Day.
Egyptian officers have trained at U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth
February 13, 2011 in print edition on A2
Several Egyptian military officers have trained at Fort Leavenworth in northeast Kansas.
Newt Gingrich, Bill Bradley address Salina Area Chamber of Commerce
February 13, 2011 in print edition on A2
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich emphasized life-long learning and called for a $134 billion annual investment in job training.
KU taking new approach to curb hazing
February 13, 2011 in print edition on A1
Kansas University continues to refine its policies toward hazing after the issue flared up twice this academic year.
Cuts to state education funding hot topic at Eggs and Issues forum
February 13, 2011 in print edition on A1
Scanning the name tags of the audience at Saturday morning’s Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Eggs and Issues event gave a good indication of the day’s hot topic: cuts to state education funding.
Things are looking up: KU dispatches ISU, likely to be No. 1
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B1
Scoreboard watchers cheered wildly during the first TV timeout of Saturday’s Kansas-Iowa State basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse. That’s when it was revealed to 16,300 fans that No. 1-ranked Ohio State had fallen at No. 13 Wisconsin, meaning the No. 2-rated Jayhawks — if they took care of business against the Cyclones — on Monday assuredly would move to the top spot in the AP poll.
Angel Morris mothers ailing Thomas Robinson
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B4
Thomasine “Angel” Morris provided some tender, loving care to a fallen Kansas University basketball player Friday afternoon.
LHS wrestlers savor league crown
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B1
For at least a day or so, Lawrence High’s wrestling team will be able to celebrate, and deservedly so. Highlighted by first-place finishes from Hunter Haralson (119 pounds), Andrew Denning (145) and Reece Wright-Conklin (171), the Lions captured their first Sunflower League championship in five years on Saturday at Shawnee Mission East.
Big 12 roundup: Colorado escapes Kansas State at buzzer … barely
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B12
Call this one the game-losing shot.
KU tennis falls to WSU, 4-3
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s tennis team won three singles matches, but dropped the decisive doubles point, losing to Washington State, 4-3, on Saturday at the Simmelink Tennis Center.
KU track athletes compete at four different meets
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s track and field team had members in meets across the country this weekend with a total of 60 athletes traveling to four different sites.
National Briefs: Woods one shot back
February 13, 2011
Tiger Woods overcame a poor start in windy conditions to shoot a par 72, one shot behind leader Rory McIlroy and two others going into the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic.
SW Christian tops Haskell women
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B3
The Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team had the last shot against Southwest Christian on Saturday but came up short, falling, 51-49.
Veritas girls lose
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B3
The Topeka Cair Paravel girls basketball team defeated Veritas Christian, 44-29, on Saturday.
Veritas boys fall short
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B3
Ethan Kay scored 13 points, but Veritas Christian School only scored two points in the final quarter and fell to Topeka Cair Paravel, 48-42, in basketball on Saturday.
Kansas softball remains unbeaten
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B3
Junior Marissa Ingle hit a grand slam while freshman pitcher Kristin Martinez limited Jacksonville to two hits in her first collegiate start as the Kansas University softball team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 6-1 victory. Earlier Saturday, KU defeated Bethune-Cookman, 5-0, in day two of the Jacksonville University Tournament.
Jayhawks good, entertaining, too
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B1
Less than a year ago, as he was discussing in his plush office what he looks for in players when deciding whether to offer them a scholarship, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self addressed the human aspect of the athletes.
Iowa State impressed by Jayhawks
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B4
One month after playing Kansas University within five points in a loss in Ames, Iowa, Iowa State men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg on Saturday got a better look at the team that might wind up ranked No. 1 in the country in Monday’s polls.
Team owner has double standard
February 13, 2011 in print edition on A11
Dan Snyder is offended. The source of his ire is the Washington City Paper, published weekly in the nation’s capital. Last November, the paper ran a less-than-flattering piece on Snyder, owner of the town’s god-awful football team. It depicted him as a bungling, meddling cheapskate and laid blame for the god-awfulness right at his feet.
Clarity sought on military spending
February 13, 2011 in print edition on A11
Tall, affable Buck McKeon sits, gavel in hand, at the turbulent intersection of two conflicting Republican tendencies. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee embodies the party’s support for a “strong” defense, which is sometimes measured simply by the size of the Pentagon’s budget. But the 35 Republicans on his 62-member committee include 13 first-term legislators, some of whom embody the tea party’s zeal for cutting government spending.
Budget strings
New Kansas House rules severely limit the give-and-take that should be part of a democratic budget process.
February 13, 2011 in print edition on A11
Kansans understand that state lawmakers face a difficult budget challenge this year. Most Kansans also would applaud efforts to place a lid on spending in the state budget. What many Kansans would object to, however, is bypassing the democratic legislative process to achieve those goals.
VIP Bill Bradley in fieldhouse
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B4
Former three-term U.S. Senator Bill Bradley spoke to the Jayhawks before the game. He attended as guest of KU graduate David Booth.
Behind the Lens: The benefits of improved shutter speed
February 13, 2011
Photographers take it for granted that we can stop action with fast shutter-speeds.
Tune In: Entertaining miniseries has its heart in the right place
February 13, 2011
I know I’m dating myself, but I miss grand and ambitious miniseries based on some pulpy paperback, star-studded sagas that span decades and generations. Whatever happened to sweeps?
Horoscope for Feb. 13
February 13, 2011
Your soaring creativity could define your year. Your mind breaks past previously self-imposed barriers, allowing a whole new set of options to open up. If you are single, you could find it very easy to be in a relationship. If you are attached, the relationship benefits from your new mind-set. Gemini is an endless source of fun.
Texas men’s basketball drops BU; top spot next?
February 13, 2011 in print edition on B12
Texas keeps winning. Is a return to No. 1 next?
40 years ago: New signs reflect new name at Haskell
February 13, 2011
The former Haskell Institute had officially changed its name to Haskell Indian Junior College during the previous year.
25 years ago: LINK celebrates first birthday
February 13, 2011
The Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, or LINK, was celebrating its first birthday this week.
100 years ago: ‘Fancy dancing’ now part of women’s phys ed course at KU
February 13, 2011
“Fancy dancing is now a required part of the work in physical education at the University of Kansas. Young women in the freshman and sophomore classes must be able to disport themselves in a graceful fashion over the waxed floor of Robinson gymnasium.”