Archive for Monday, February 14, 2011

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KU vs. Kansas State New business delivers late-night treats
Which KU men's basketball victory do you enjoy more?

Poll results

Response Percent
Beating Missouri at Mizzou Arena
Beating K-State at Bramlage Coliseum
Total 849
Which best describes your reaction to KU being ranked No. 1?

Poll results

Response Percent
Indifferent. It doesn’t matter that much at this point in the season.
Excited. It’s time to see what this team can do with the highest of expectations.
Not happy. Let someone else have the target on their backs.
Total 1225
Which of these is your favorite Valentine's Day tradition?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t like Valentine’s Day
Giving (or receiving) flowers
Greeting cards
Box of chocolates
Total 506

All stories

Basehor-Linwood school board votes to continue valedictorian, salutatorian honors
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A5
Basehor-Linwood High School students can still aim to be named valedictorian after a school board decision Monday.
Mystery of wild cat remains as city workers find carcass missing
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A3
It is the case of the missing wild cat and, no, we’re not talking about all those players who have left the Kansas State basketball team.
Kansas doctor agrees not to offer abortions amid suit
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A5
A Kansas physician has agreed not to perform abortions at the space she leases in a Wichita office complex, delaying a lawsuit by her landlord, according to court documents made public Monday.
Schools task force puts off decision on recommending elementary closures
07:35 p.m., February 14, 2011 Updated 11:29 p.m.
Members of the Lawrence Elementary School Facility Vision Task Force failed to reach a consensus Monday night on whether to recommend closing one or two elementary schools next year, opting to pursue deciding that issue next week.
MagnaGro owner ordered to spend nine months in prison for violating probation
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A3
A federal judge has ordered a Lawrence man who owns MagnaGro International to spend nine months in prison for violating his probation originally granted in 2009.
$150 million allocation in Obama’s 2012 budget proposal would help construction of National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A3
A $150 million allocation within President Barack Obama’s 2012 budget is good news for the federal biosecurity lab slated for Manhattan.
Lawrence City Commission expected to appoint task force to focus on trash
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A8
Talk trash and do it fast. Those are expected to be the marching orders for a new city task force that will consider major changes to the city’s trash and recycling programs.
City of Lawrence asked to get into the glass recycling business
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A1
Lawrence City Hall leaders are in discussions with a Kansas City-based company to start a new glass recycling program for residents.
Judge rules against Lawrence homeless shelter; move away from downtown up in the air
05:12 p.m., February 14, 2011 Updated 05:42 p.m. in print edition on A1
The Lawrence Community Shelter’s efforts to relocate to an industrial park near the Douglas County Jail have been dealt a legal setback.
Elementary school task force’s ‘scenarios’ posted for tonight’s meeting
February 14, 2011
Members of the Lawrence Elementary School Facility Vision Task Force meet at 5:30 tonight, and you can review the data they’ll be reviewing as they mull recommendations that could lead to the closure and consolidation of elementary schools in the Lawrence school district.
Two Democratic state senators from Douglas County named to leadership posts
04:20 p.m., February 14, 2011 Updated 09:57 a.m.
Two Douglas County state senators have secured Democratic leadership positions.
Republicans question proposed meatpacking reforms
February 14, 2011
An effort by the Obama administration to overhaul antitrust rules for the meatpacking industry with the toughest regulations since the Packers and Stockyards Act was passed 90 years ago has run into skepticism from Republicans.
Debate over abolishing Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp. moves to Kansas Senate
February 14, 2011
The debate over abolishing a Kansas agency that nurtures emerging high-technology businesses has moved to the state Senate after the House approved the idea.
Statehouse Live: Democrats criticize Republican legislator over ‘complexion’ remark
01:54 p.m., February 14, 2011 Updated 06:15 p.m. in print edition on A3
State Rep. Connie O’Brien, R-Tonganoxie, testified last week to a House committee in support of a bill that would repeal in-state tuition for certain undocumented students.
Town Talk: Borders future grows more uncertain; T-hangar project may come with city subsidy; Bert Nash releases homeless numbers
February 14, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
How Keegan voted: Feb. 14, 2011 college basketball poll
February 14, 2011
The following is Lawrence Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan’s ballot for the Feb. 14, 2011, Associated Press college basketball poll.
Two Wichita men charged in December robbery at Louisiana Street apartment
February 14, 2011
Lawrence police detectives have arrested two Wichita men who are suspects in a December robbery of three Kansas University students at a Louisiana Street apartment.
Kansas new No. 1 in both polls
11:43 a.m., February 14, 2011 Updated 12:00 p.m.
Kansas is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll.
Kanas City crime-fighting activist tries to solve cold case in Louisiana
February 14, 2011
A Kansas City comic book creator and self-described crime-fighting activist is trying to bring attention to his great aunt’s unsolved murder in Louisiana.
Bill Self addresses Josh Selby injury, potential No. 1 ranking during Big 12 teleconference
February 14, 2011
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, who on Sunday night listed Josh Selby (stress reaction, right foot) as questionable for Monday’s game at Kansas State, addressed Selby’s status on Monday morning’s Big 12 teleconference.
Companies dispute funds for Kansas rural broadband
February 14, 2011
The chasm between Republicans and Democrats in Washington has gone digital.
Kansas education officials wary of KPI public forum
10:21 a.m., February 14, 2011 Updated 12:48 p.m.
The leader of a conservative think tank is promising that a proposed forum on the future of education in Kansas will present various viewpoints, but some state education officials are skeptical.
Marcus Morris named Big 12 player of the week
February 14, 2011
Kansas forward Marcus Morris was selected as the Big 12 player of the week, the conference announced Monday.
Kansas Cosmosphere, salt museum financially strong despite dip in attendance
February 14, 2011
Attendance at Hutchinson’s two main museums slipped last year, but officials say both attractions are financially stable.
Kansas Senate to debate budget cuts Monday
February 14, 2011
Senators will take their crack at making cuts in the current Kansas budget in effort to make the spending match revenues by June 30.
Ad secrecy
February 14, 2011
If enacted, Kansas Senate Bill 31 will compel public disclosure of the identities of people and groups who fund political “issue ads” that anonymously abuse or assist political candidates and ballot measures, and typically air just before voting day.
Obama reaching out to mend
February 14, 2011
The other day, Barack Obama left the White House, walked across the street and entered the building where Daniel Webster once lived. Today, the United States Chamber of Commerce occupies that hallowed ground, and it is safe to say that until recently the chamber and Obama had little common ground.
Border concerns
New report raising alarm about U.S.-Canada border
February 14, 2011
A new report raising alarm about the U.S.-Canada border may finally spur more action on protecting our national borders.
First Bell: Parents to head back to junior high — er, middle school — this week; supporters expected to stand up for schools tonight; past bond issues offer insight
06:03 a.m., February 14, 2011 Updated 11:18 a.m.
Time for another edition of First Bell, a rundown of news and other educational items involving schools in the area.
Heard on the Hill: New ‘Huck Finn’ edition replaces ‘N-Word’ with ‘robot’; federal aid form is the key to other grants, too; benefits of JayDoc free clinic highlighted
February 14, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A4
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
LINK celebrates 26 years serving Lawrence community
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A3
Lawrence resident John Chafin walked down to the basement of St. John’s Catholic Church on Valentine’s Day of 1985 and ate the first meal served by LINK, the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen.
Pump patrol
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.03 at several stations.
Divorces and annulments granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending Feb. 13, 2011
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A4
Divorces and annulments granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending February 13, 2011.
Marriages in Douglas County District Court the week ending Feb. 13, 2011
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending February 13, 2011.
How to help: 100 Good Women seeking theatrical production assistance
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A7
100 Good Women is in need of a volunteer to run the lights and music for its production of “The Vagina Monologues” on Feb. 25. The event will be at the Lawrence Arts Center, and there will be someone to give a quick overview of the equipment the day of the show.
Two taken to Kansas City-area hospitals after collision on Kansas Highway 10
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A4
Two people were transported to Kansas City-area hospitals after a collision on Kansas Highway 10 Sunday evening.
KDOT pledges $550,000 to make Baldwin City intersection safer
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A7
The Kansas Department of Transportation has agreed to spend $550,000 to fix a dangerous intersection near the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center.
Lucky You Bakery quells Lawrence’s late-night milk and cookie cravings
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A3
One idea, three friends and six cookies. That’s the foundation of new late-night delivery company Lucky You Bakery. The business has been up and running for three weeks, satisfying Lawrence’s craving for sweets one half- or baker’s dozen at a time.
Capitol Briefing: No steam behind bill to abolish State Board of Education, Kansas Board of Regents
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A3
A bill to abolish the Kansas Board of Regents and State Board of Education and allow the governor to appoint a secretary of education has been drafted for the Legislature but isn’t getting much traction.
Eudora questioning effects of proposed sand pit operation
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A3
The city of Eudora has concerns over a proposed sand pit that staff says doesn’t fit with development policies and is too close to the city’s water supply.
Railroads put Kansas settlement on fast track
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A1
To hear the railroads tell it, Kansas was the Garden of Eden. “Temperate Climate, Excellent Health, Pure & Abundant Water,” the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad declared on an advertising flier in 1876.
Art not ‘fat’
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A8
Government officials and the public need to more closely examine the repercussions of eliminating the Kansas Arts Commission and the effect it will have on our state.
KU basketball’s Jeff Withey working, eating hard
Center chowing down so he can bulk back up
February 14, 2011 in print edition on B1
Jeff Withey has been setting his alarm at 7:30 a.m. for an important reason. He has to wake up to eat.
Who should be ranked No. 1? Good question
February 14, 2011 in print edition on B1
A discussion similar to many breaking out across the country took place on ESPN between Mike Patrick and Len Elmore during their call of a Big East game Sunday. Patrick asked Elmore for his opinion on which school should be ranked No. 1, now that Ohio State, the last of the unbeaten, lost Saturday on the road to Wisconsin.
KU’s Josh Selby ‘questionable’ for K-State
February 14, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University freshman combo guard Josh Selby, who has missed the last three games because of a stress reaction in his right foot, has been upgraded to “questionable” for tonight’s game at Kansas State, coach Bill Self said Sunday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. claims Daytona pole
February 14, 2011 in print edition on B2
NASCAR is back — and so is Juniormania.
Judge creates public survey to feature notable Kansans
February 14, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Kansas sesquicentennial may have passed, but one Kansas judge is looking to recognize eminent Kansans and remind people of the history of the state.
National briefs: Boston’s Paul Pierce to have MRI on foot
February 14, 2011 in print edition on B2
Paul Pierce plans to have an MRI on his left foot today after the second-worst shooting game of his career.
Purple passion: Bramlage sure to be rockin’ tonight for Sunflower Showdown
February 14, 2011 in print edition on B1
Some will be armed with rubber chickens, others merely with creative signs. Rest assured, almost all of the early-arriving Kansas State University students who attend tonight’s Sunflower Showdown will let Kansas University’s basketball players know what they think of ’em during pre-game drills.
Kansas softball moves to 5-0
February 14, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University sophomore Rosie Hull had two hits and two RBIs as the Jayhawks beat Buffalo, 5-1, Sunday morning to win the Jacksonville University Tournament title and improve to 5-0 on the season, their best start since 1998.
Long snapper Tanner Gibas signs with KU football
California prep joins Class of 2011
February 14, 2011 in print edition on B4 reported Sunday that Tanner Gibas, a long snapper from Charter Oak High in Covina, Calif., signed a letter of intent with the Jayhawks late Saturday, making him the 28th member of the 34th-ranked class in the country.
Remnant Rehab: Retool your denims into skinny-leg jeans
February 14, 2011
A friend of mine recently asked if I could alter a pair of jeans for him. They were too long, and if I was going to be working on them, he wanted to see if they could be made into skinny-leg jeans rather than straight leg.
Reel views: New study suggests your movie buddy can affect your viewing experience
February 14, 2011
Anyone who goes to the movies with any amount of regularity has been witness to the two of the most annoying people in the theater: the talker and the texter.
Haute chocolate: Explore this sweet’s savory side
February 14, 2011
Those M&Ms have been lying to you all these years.
Everyday Life: The least of our brethren
February 14, 2011
Assuming that the born are at least as worthy as the unborn, the question becomes: why, then, did he propose closing the Kansas Neurological Institute?
Healthy eating: the power of purple
February 14, 2011
When it comes to healthy eating, consider adding some purple foods to your diet.
Horoscope for Feb. 14
February 14, 2011
This year, you waver more than usual. Take time alone to sort through issues and to reduce tension. At times, demands in your daily life could be overwhelming. If you are single, take your time before committing. If you are attached, you might differ from your sweetie a little more. Accept his or her opinions with respect. Cancer might be hard to work with.
Tune In: Another sitcom that doesn’t have character
February 14, 2011
If, as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of television, “Mad Love” (7:30 p.m., CBS) is very sincere, indeed.
Slice of Life: Sailing adventure charts new journey for Topeka chaplain
February 14, 2011
We don’t often associate spiritual transformation with imprisonment. Lee Rader does. It’s an integral part of her work as chaplain at the Women’s Correctional Facility, Topeka, and her own personal journey.
Double Take: Tips for teens to sleep tight
February 14, 2011
Follow a consistent pre-bedtime routine. It’s a good way to let your body know that it’s going to be shutting down soon.
Mass St. Chic: Experiment with hairstyles from the spring runways
February 14, 2011
Get a head start on this spring’s hair and beauty trends. By the time warm weather rolls around, you’ll be a seasoned pro.
River City Jules: Bad date, happy outcome
February 14, 2011
Aaah, Valentine’s Day, a day for celebrating love. (And/or eating chocolate.) In honor of this special day I have a special story to share, inspired by a question my oldest daughter recently asked, “Mom, what was your worst date?”
Fix-It Chick: Refinishing furniture a simple task
February 14, 2011
Refinishing a piece of furniture takes time but is a relatively foolproof project.
40 years ago: Fire destroys historic Haskell building
February 14, 2011
Firefighters struggled through bitterly cold weather to save the original Sacajawea Hall on the campus of Haskell Indian Junior College.
25 years ago: ‘Tylenol scare’ returns after four years
February 14, 2011
It had been four years since the original “Tylenol scare,” when seven people had died after ingesting Tylenol capsules contaminated with cyanide.
100 years ago: Police raid opium den on 600 block of Mass Street
February 14, 2011
“With four officers, City Attorney Mitchell personally raided the rooms over 628 and 617 Massachusetts.”