Archive for Monday, February 21, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kodachrome slides taken by the Lawrence Journal-World photo staff. Recently Dwayne's Photo in Parsons processed the last roll of the Kodachrome film released by Kodak. Behind the Lens: Kodachrome fades into memory
February 18, 2011
Kansas isn’t particularly colorful in winter. Except at Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons. During the last two weeks of 2010, over 20,000 rolls of Kodachrome color slide film was shipped to this southeast Kansas lab.
6:00 a.m.
No texting-while-driving tickets have been written in the city of Lawrence — and just two in Douglas County — since the state’s ban took effect on Jan. 1. Douglas County, Lawrence officials say texting ban proving difficult to enforce
February 20, 2011 in print edition on 1A
No texting-while-driving tickets have been written in the city of Lawrence — and just two in Douglas County — since the state’s ban took effect on Jan. 1.
10:00 a.m.
Hugh Carter Lawrence City Commission candidate Hugh Carter’s focus to be increasing jobs, incomes
February 20, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Everybody grieves differently. That’s how Hugh Carter explains the decision that he knows has caused some people to scratch their heads. Carter is one of five candidates for the Lawrence City Commission, despite a list of personal tragedies that would cause many men to do anything but seek out a public spotlight.
2:00 p.m.
Sven Alstrom Economic gardening’ major part of Sven Alstrom’s campaign for Lawrence City Commission
February 20, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The rarefied air of Colorado’s wealthiest communities helped shape Lawrence City Commission candidate Sven Alstrom, but don’t expect him to run a city commission campaign trying to convince Lawrence residents that the city ought to become more like Boulder or Aspen.
6:00 p.m.
Whitney Baker, a librarian at Kansas University, is pictured with the Wilcox Collection of bumper stickers on Wednesday at the Spencer Research Library on the KU campus. Through a research project, Baker was able to trace bumper stickers’ roots back to Kansas. KU Libraries conservator finds Kansas company played role in development of bumper stickers
February 20, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Though she’s seen thousands of bumper stickers, Whitney Baker isn’t all that interested in what they have to say. She’s more interested in keeping them around for a long, long time.

All stories

Review: Marvel vs. Capcom 3
February 21, 2011
Capcom has taken a varied and balanced cast of characters and created an experience that fighter fans can appreciate.
Tonganoxie man, 64, faces eight charges accusing him of sexually abusing 12-year-old girl
February 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
Leavenworth County prosecutors have filed eight charges against a 64-year-old Tonganoxie man who is accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl over a two-year period ending earlier in February.
House panel approves Kansas voter ID bill
February 21, 2011 in print edition on A2
A voting bill sought by Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been approved by a Kansas House committee.
Osage City home builder suspends operations due to lack of work
February 21, 2011 in print edition on A2
An Osage City builder of modular homes and mult-family structures has suspended operations, saying the economy and harsh winter left it without enough work to continue.
Jury selection begin Tuesday in Atchison County murder case
February 21, 2011
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Atchison County in the trial of a 59-year-old Kansas man charged with capital murder.
Fort Riley aviation brigade to arrive home from Iraq
February 21, 2011
After a year in Iraq transporting some 300,000 passengers and 9 million pounds of cargo, a Fort Riley aviation unit is coming home.
Kansas Department of Corrections says budget cuts would cost jobs
February 21, 2011
A proposed $8.4 million budget cut for the Kansas Department of Corrections could cost up to 66 department employees their jobs.
Texas birthplace of Eisenhower welcomes monument
February 21, 2011 in print edition on A10
The North Texas birthplace of Dwight D. Eisenhower honored his memory with a monument being dedicated on President’s Day.
Influence Game: Aircraft titans Boeing, EADS spark lobby blitz
February 21, 2011
Even by Pentagon standards, it’s an eye-popping prize: a $35 billion contract to build nearly 200 giant airborne refueling tankers. And the decade-long brawl by two defense industry titans to win it has been just as epic.
Town Talk: Rumors of Olive Garden grow; January home sales up; South Mass. gas station reopens; 9th and Iowa BP station closes
February 21, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Kansas House committee raises questions about KSU construction projects, delays consideration of Regents budget
February 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
The House budget-writing committee balked Monday on the proposed higher education budget after several conservatives posed questions about a number of building projects at Kansas State University.
Baldwin High School students honored at Statehouse for design work, headed to national competition
February 21, 2011
Students from Baldwin High School were honored Monday at the Capitol for winning the 2011 Kansas Real World Design Challenge.
KU women’s basketball guard Marisha Brown suspended indefinitely
12:12 p.m., February 21, 2011 Updated 01:32 a.m. in print edition on B3
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Monday afternoon that senior guard Marisha Brown has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.
Tyshawn Taylor suspended for violating team rules
February 21, 2011
Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Monday morning that he has suspended junior guard Tyshawn Taylor indefinitely for violating team rules.
Bill Self: Thomas Robinson ‘questionable’ for Oklahoma State game
February 21, 2011
Bill Self commented on Thomas Robinson’s status for the KU-OSU game on Monday’s Big 12 teleconference. Self indicated Robinson remains “questionable” for Monday night.
Kansas House advances repeal of in-state tuition for undocumented students
08:41 a.m., February 21, 2011 Updated 12:46 a.m. in print edition on A3
Opponents of the current law, including Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, say it is incentive for illegal immigrants to come to Kansas. Supporters, which include education and religious representatives, say the law helps children who didn’t choose to come to the country illegally.
First Bell: New York ‘process’ offers clues for coping with closure; seek consensus or vote?; Mark Bradford explains how one can be greater than two
February 21, 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: Computers stolen from Audio-Reader; Kansas Public Radio hires new classical music director; reader ‘references’ inattention to KU debate successes
February 21, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline argues deception OK in abortion clinics investigation
12:29 a.m., February 21, 2011 Updated 12:15 a.m. in print edition on A3
Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline says he’s not surprised to be facing a professional ethics complaint over his past investigations of abortion providers.
Divorces and annulments granted
February 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
Divorces and annulments granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending Feb. 20, 2011.
February 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending Feb. 20, 2011.
Pump patrol
February 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.99 at several stations.
February 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 56 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday. Breakdown by dollar value.
KU softball wins Stetson Hatter Invitational
February 21, 2011 in print edition on B8
Kansas University’s softball team is 10-0 and 2-for-2. The Jayhawks routed Stetson, 8-0, in six innings in the championship of the Stetson Hatter Invitational championship game on Sunday to claim their second tournament title in two weeks.
Briefs: Royals agree to deals with Aviles, Escobar
February 21, 2011
The Kansas City Royals have agreed to one-year deals with Mike Aviles and Alcides Escobar, the team’s projected starters at third base and shortstop.
20-year-old Trevor Bayne wins Daytona 500
February 21, 2011
Trevor Bayne finally made a mistake. Fortunately for him, it didn’t happen until he missed the turn pulling into Victory Lane at the Daytona 500.
Kansas tennis cruises, 6-1
February 21, 2011 in print edition on B8
Kansas University’s tennis team snapped a three-match losing streak with a convincing 6-1 rout of Arkansas-Little Rock on Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Now who’s college basketball’s No. 1? Topsy-turvy week provides proof of parity
February 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
The college basketball week started with Jacob Pullen totaling 38 points, five assists and two steals to spark Kansas State’s double-digit upset Monday of No. 1 Kansas, and it ended Sunday with E’Twaun Moore totaling 38 points, five assists and two steals to lead Purdue to a double-digit victory against Ohio State.
Kobe Bryant stars in West victory in NBA All-Star game
February 21, 2011
Kobe Bryant always shines brightest among the stars, especially in his hometown.
Thomas Robinson returns to KU basketball practice
February 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University sophomore forward Thomas Robinson, who had surgery 10 days ago to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, practiced Sunday.
Budget realities force look at education
February 21, 2011 in print edition on A6
The budget cutters are out in full force. Tough questions, heretofore unasked and certainly left unanswered, are being pursued with vigor, especially around the possible reallocation of very limited resources.
A reminder: Presidents are people, too
February 21, 2011 in print edition on A6
Now that we celebrate Presidents Day (the third Monday in February) rather than Lincoln’s birthday (Feb. 12) or Washington’s birthday (Feb. 22), we tend more than ever to look at presidents as a group, a subspecies all its own, and we measure our chief executives by how they conform with their predecessors and how they differ.
Remember Borders
February 21, 2011 in print edition on A6
Sometimes bad news makes you pause. The announcement by Borders that it will close its store at Seventh and New Hampshire streets falls under that bad news category. It is a blow for a downtown that already feels like its retail muscle isn’t what it used to be.
5K and beyond: Go from inactive to running your first race in 2011
February 21, 2011
Running can be intimidating. But with a little consistency, and a lot of determination, even the out-of-shape can train to run a 5k.
KU student invents device to clean pups’ paws
February 21, 2011
Most people don’t end up turning sixth-grade science projects into successful business ventures. But Katie Mulich, now 20, is not most people.
Tune In: Lifetime retells the saga of Amanda Knox
February 21, 2011
Lifetime returns to its “woman-in-peril” roots. And not a moment too soon.
Horoscope for Feb. 21
February 21, 2011
This year, you have the rare opportunity to nod your head and go for what you want. An illusive or deceptive element could surround a goal. If you are single, check out someone you meet with great care. He or she might not be all that you think. If you are attached, enjoy the rose-colored haze that develops between you two. Libra can be stern sometimes!
Cruise control: Lawrence, K.C. women gather to hone sailing skills
February 21, 2011
Lawrence resident Diane Guthrie remembers sailing with her husband, Jim, and father-in-law, “Captain Bob” Guthrie years ago.
Add Guinness to enhance rich cheesecake
February 21, 2011
I had some leftover Guinness in my fridge after making my friend a chocolate stout cake for her birthday and was thinking about how to use it. And a cheesecake came to my mind while getting out of bed.
Mass St. Chic: Try on a trench, blazer and other fresh spring styles
February 21, 2011
Last week’s sunny Lawrence weather was the perfect inspiration for spring shopping. Keep your eye out for new, spring shapes, many of which you can begin wearing with your heavier, winter wardrobes right off the bat
Slice of Life: Free State basketball coach committed to kids
February 21, 2011
“Sports are about more than results,” says Chuck Law, Free State High School’s boys basketball head coach.
Performer Kevin Spencer recovers from traumatic injuries to spread magic offstage
February 21, 2011
Magician Kevin Spencer doesn’t want you to go watch a magic show. No, he doesn’t want anybody to sit through the same old rabbit-from-a-hat routine — the familiar, humdrum hocus-pocus.
Double Take: Facebook assumes troubling role in relationship problems
February 21, 2011
In each of these stories and a hundred others, I’ve reached one conclusion: Our power has greatly exceeded our ethics, and nowhere is that truer than on Facebook.
River City Jules: Introducing the River City roller
February 21, 2011
For all my fellow Gen X-ers who find themselves sitting around with friends, grumbling about how times have changed, lamenting the passing of their acid-washed, Karma Chameleon childhoods as kids these days bop along with their flat-billed hats and nanopods right before you yell at them to get off your lawn, I have found a time machine guaranteed to take you back and ma
Fix It Chick: Replace a T&P valve
February 21, 2011
A temperature and pressure valve is basically a safety spigot at the top of your hot water
25 years ago: Former Haskell All-American wins Empire State Building race
February 21, 2011
Al Waquie, who had been a second-team All American in cross country for Haskell Indian Junior College in 1972, had recently won the “Empire State Run-Up.”
40 years ago: KU Student Senate calls for boycott of three Lawrence businesses
February 21, 2011
The Kansas University Student Senate had recently adopted a resolution calling for a boycott of three Lawrence businesses.
100 years ago: Aviator plans to fly over Lawrence in biplane
February 21, 2011
“The machine will be housed near the roller coaster and is a handsome bird-like bit of mechanism.”
Last OSU meeting might not motivate ‘weird’ KU
February 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
Master motivator Bill Self isn’t so sure he’ll use last year’s Kansas-Oklahoma State basketball game as incentive for tonight’s Big Monday rematch against the Cowboys.