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Rain, snow, sleet fall in Lawrence Feb. 24 Rachel Maddow at Free State Brewery The day in photos, February 24, 2011
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Polls
Which of these comfort foods is your weakness?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sweets/desserts
 
37%
A big cheeseburger
 
24%
Biscuits and gravy
 
17%
Anything fried
 
11%
Other (tell us in the comments!)
 
9%
Total 880
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Kenneth Spencer Research Library, right, sits quietly among the trees as compared with Fraser Hall, which dominates the campus skyline. Kansas House committee wants Board of Regents to study benefits of privatizing many functions at state universities
February 22, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a provision that tells the Kansas Board of Regents to conduct a study on whether it would make economical sense to privatize many of the jobs at public colleges.
6:00 a.m.
Rachel Maddow hosted her MSNBC show at Free State Brewery on Wednesday, discussing current national and state issues, such as union rights and abortion rights. Maddow said she has been following the ethics hearings of former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow draws huge crowd to Free State Brewery in downtown Lawrence
February 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Nothing’s the matter with Kansas. That was one message MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow told the standing-room-only audience at Free State Brewery Wednesday night, when the political commentary show broadcast the hour-long program, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” live from the downtown business.
10:00 a.m.
James Naismith Group to decide how to display James Naismith’s basketball rules
February 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
David Booth wants to display James Naismith’s original rules of “Basket Ball” in Lawrence, at Kansas University, in conjunction with the school’s athletics programs.
2:00 p.m.
The Lawrence Community Shelter,  214 W. 10th St., sees an increase of those needing a place to stay when winter temperatures drop. Planning commissioners recommend giving homeless shelter another year at site
February 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Leaders of the Lawrence Community Shelter cleared one hurdle Wednesday night to allow the homeless shelter to remain downtown — and expand the numbers it can serve — while it searches for a new location.
6:00 p.m.
Jesse Milan, the first black teacher in Lawrence, talks to a fifth-grade social studies class Wednesday at Prairie Park School, 2711 Kensington Road. Milan talked about his experiences during the days of segregation in Lawrence and how he worked for change. Lawrence district’s first black teacher shares experiences of racism with elementary students
February 23, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Jesse Milan can remember the first time he came to Lawrence to participate in the Kansas Relays. The year was 1943, and he was a high school track athlete. When he and his black teammates walked up to the student union, white people threw pennies at them as an insult. The city claimed to be progressive and open-minded, but Milan disagreed.

All stories

Kansas House gives preliminary approval to voter ID bill
February 24, 2011
The Kansas House on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls and proof of citizenship to register to vote.
Former Lawrence dance instructor Justin Kessel to serve three years’ probation for possessing child pornography
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A2
A Douglas County judge on Thursday sentenced a 29-year-old Illinois man, who was a former dance instructor at Raintree Montessori School and the Lawrence Arts Center, to serve three years on probation for possessing child pornography on his computer.
Southwestern College to drop clinical nursing program on Winfield campus
February 24, 2011
Southwestern College will end its clinical nursing program on the Winfield campus at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
Air Force awards $35 billion tanker contract to Boeing Co.
03:02 p.m., February 24, 2011 Updated 12:35 a.m. in print edition on A1
Capping a decade of delays and embarrassing missteps, the Air Force on Thursday awarded one of the biggest defense contracts ever — a $35 billion deal to build nearly 200 giant airborne refueling tankers — to Chicago-based Boeing Co. over European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co.
Fort Hays State University enrollment could hit record 11,500 this spring
February 24, 2011
Fort Hays State University’s spring enrollment is nearing a record 10,000 students.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signs Army Community Covenant
February 24, 2011
Gov. Sam Brownback signed an Army Community Covenant during a ceremony marking Armed Forces Appreciation Day in Kansas.
Eudora evening activites canceled, McLouth and Oskaloosa dismiss early due to weather
01:29 p.m., February 24, 2011 Updated 06:56 p.m.
Closings and cancellations for Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.
Town Talk: Magazine looks to publish local mug shots; sand pit near Eudora gets delayed; homeless shelter questions mount
February 24, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
Toyota recalls another 2.17 million vehicles for accelerator pedals that could become stuck in floor mats
February 24, 2011
Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver’s side carpeting, prompting federal regulators to close its investigation into the embattled automaker.
KU baseball game Friday vs. St. Louis postponed
10:56 a.m., February 24, 2011 Updated 01:22 a.m. in print edition on B4
Due to the winter weather, Kansas University’s baseball contest against Saint Louis scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday was postponed.
Statehouse Live: Union members kicked out of Kansas House gallery during vote
10:54 a.m., February 24, 2011 Updated 01:44 p.m. in print edition on A1
More than 50 union members chanting “vote no” were kicked out of the House gallery Thursday morning as Republicans pushed through a bill that would restrict union activities in political campaigns.
Ben Kirtland pleads guilty in federal court to role in KU ticket scam
10:44 a.m., February 24, 2011 Updated 06:40 p.m. in print edition on A1
Ben Kirtland, the onetime leader of fundraising for Kansas Athletics Inc., pleaded guilty Thursday morning in federal court for his role in a ticket scam that cost the department millions of dollars.
Dysfunctional ‘Opus’
February 24, 2011
Theatre Lawrence prepares “Opus,” a backstage drama about world class musicians struggling with a lineup change.
Accidents reported on I-70 west of Lecompton; At least one person taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital
08:57 a.m., February 24, 2011 Updated 01:23 p.m. in print edition on A4
A 43-year-old Lawrence woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Thursday morning after a rollover accident on westbound Interstate 70 between Lawrence and Topeka, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
Tonganoxie police shoot armed man, Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office investigating
Police responded to report of disturbance by armed individual
08:48 a.m., February 24, 2011 Updated 12:55 a.m. in print edition on A4
A man was transported to the hospital early Thursday morning after being shot by a Tonganoxie police officer.
Kansas House to debate Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s election fraud bill
February 24, 2011
The Kansas House is preparing to debate Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s bill to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Jefferson County Commission denies permit for Meriden strip club
08:43 a.m., February 24, 2011 Updated 10:26 a.m.
Jefferson County officials say a controversial strip club will not be allowed to open in their area.
Kansas House approves Nebraska-style fetal pain abortion bill
February 24, 2011
New restrictions on abortions in Kansas easily cleared the state House on Thursday, including a fetal pain bill to block late-term procedures like a law Nebraska enacted last year and a requirement for doctors to get parents’ consent before ending a minor’s pregnancy.
First Bell: Students to compete at KU’s Engineering Expo; Wakarusa Valley entered district after 1965 petition; Java n’ Jazz set for Tuesday
February 24, 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: KU version of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is tonight; KU chancellor, provost come in near the middle of salary list; look for KU production of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ this weekend
February 24, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Planning commissioners recommend giving homeless shelter another year at site
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A1
Leaders of the Lawrence Community Shelter cleared one hurdle Wednesday night to allow the homeless shelter to remain downtown — and expand the numbers it can serve — while it searches for a new location.
Group to decide how to display James Naismith’s basketball rules
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A1
David Booth wants to display James Naismith’s original rules of “Basket Ball” in Lawrence, at Kansas University, in conjunction with the school’s athletics programs.
Pump patrol
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.12 at several stations.
Style Scout: Tomo Mizuno
February 24, 2011
How would you describe your style? Very Japanese-y, sometimes.
Lawrence man, 32, accused of soliciting children on Schwegler School playground
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 32-year-old Lawrence man accused of approaching children in September and making sexual comments to them on the Schwegler School playground wants to avoid a trial, his attorney said.
KU student reports stolen items worth $1,688
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 23-year-old Kansas University student reported to Lawrence police Tuesday morning that someone had stolen $1,688 worth of items, including his Callaway golf irons and wedges in an auto burglary.
Topeka man charged with aggravated assault
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A4
Douglas County prosecutors on Wednesday filed an aggravated assault charge against a 33-year-old Topeka man who is accused of striking a 47-year-old Lawrence man with a vehicle Tuesday morning in the 700 block of West Sixth Street.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow draws huge crowd to Free State Brewery in downtown Lawrence
All eyes on restaurant for show’s filming
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A1
Nothing’s the matter with Kansas. That was one message MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow told the standing-room-only audience at Free State Brewery Wednesday night, when the political commentary show broadcast the hour-long program, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” live from the downtown business.
Douglas County Food Policy Council presents update to County Commission
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A4
Douglas County Food Policy Council met with the County Commission Wednesday to highlight its goals for the upcoming year.
Style Scout: Laura Asmussen
February 24, 2011
Tell us a secret: I’m a nerd for trivia.
On prank call, Wisconsin governor discusses strategy
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A5
On a prank call that quickly spread across the Internet, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was duped into discussing his strategy to cripple public employee unions, promising never to give in and joking that he would use a baseball bat in his office to go after political opponents.
United Way of Douglas County raises $1.6M so far in 2011
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A8
Members of the United Way of Douglas County gathered at Maceli’s Wednesday night for its annual leadership reception and campaign celebration where leaders announced that the organization has raised $1.6 million so far this year.
Eudora candidates to meet voters
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A2
Area residents will have a chance to meet candidates for the Eudora school board and city council during a “Meet the Candidate” night.
Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith makes case for Kansan Dwight D. Eisenhower to be on 20th century Mount Rushmore
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A3
By the time Kansan Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected in 1952, he had accomplished so much in his career the presidency could almost be considered an epilogue, presidential historian Richard Norton Smith told a packed house Wednesday night at the Dole Institute of Politics.
Winter storm warning expires; Over 3 inches of snow reported in Lawrence
12:00 a.m., February 24, 2011 Updated 10:51 p.m.
The National Weather Service has upgraded the winter weather advisory to a winter storm warning for Douglas County.
KU women rally against Oklahoma State
February 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
A late push propelled the Kansas women’s basketball team to a 73-66 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
KU coach Bill Self praises Elijah Johnson’s defense
February 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self chatted with his new starting point guard on Wednesday afternoon.
Atlanta acquires former Jayhawk Kirk Hinrich
February 24, 2011
The struggling Atlanta Hawks acquired guard Kirk Hinrich from Washington in a five-player trade Wednesday, upgrading their backcourt for the playoff run.
Big 12 roundup: Wildcats hold off Huskers, 61-57
February 24, 2011
The guy who made waves a month ago when he said he wouldn’t play in the NIT keeps doing all he can to make Kansas State worthy of an NCAA tournament bid.
Familiar foe: Free State, Lawrence High girls basketball teams prepare for matchup
February 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
Before practice this afternoon, the Free State girls basketball team will crowd into coach Bryan Duncan’s classroom and thoroughly dissect the Lions from Lawrence High.
Seniors on the Free State boys basketball team enjoying turnaround
February 24, 2011 in print edition on B1
There’s just something about a son or daughter’s high school years that makes parents go wild. They take pictures before prom, chronicle accomplishments in scrapbooks and brag non-stop to their friends. That’s what made the 2008-09 Free State High boys basketball season so tough for so many parents and, in turn, what makes this year so special for those same people.
Lawrence Children’s Choir celebrates 20th anniversary with fears of the future
February 24, 2011
Says the group’s executive director: “We don’t want to be an exclusive organization only for people who can afford the arts. … And what the governor is doing is making it so that it becomes exclusive again.”
KU swimming team tied for third at Big 12 Championships
February 24, 2011
After the first day and two events of the Big 12 Championships, the Kansas University swimming and diving team is tied for third place.
Education cuts
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
“Let’s cut funding for education” is the new mantra in the state of Kansas, if not the United States.
Coverage cost
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
There are two sides to President Obama’s health care “reform.”
Morrises fan
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
I love Marcus and Markieff Morris.
What is the price of not going to college?
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
A quality education inspires a passion for learning that forms the bedrock of a prosperous and healthy society. Every student deserves an opportunity to build a better future.
Reporter deserves compassion
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
Suggested things to say when a woman is sexually assaulted: Is there anything I can do? I am so sorry this happened. I am with you. You would think suggestions would be unnecessary.
Break the cycle
Students, faculty and staff all need to send the message that hazing won’t be tolerated at Kansas University.
February 24, 2011 in print edition on A6
On some college campuses, hazing is one ritual that just won’t die. Sadly, Kansas University currently is one of those places.
Our Town Sports
February 24, 2011
Adult spring leagues: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for spring adult softball, kickball, volleyball and basketball. The registration deadline is Friday, March 11, but if you register by Wednesday, March 2, you will receive a discount on your registration fee. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to www.lprd.org.
40 years ago: ‘Haylift’ organized to aid snowbound cattle
February 24, 2011
An estimated 75,000 to 100,000 head of cattle were reported to have been stranded by the recent blizzard in southwestern Kansas.
25 years ago: KU students show concern for nuclear threat
February 24, 2011
Kansas University students, concerned about the threat of nuclear war, had formed the “Jayhawk Defense Initiative” and were pushing for a giant bomb shelter to be built under Mount Oread.
100 years ago: Newspaper attempts to recover scattered property after fire
February 24, 2011
“The matrices are doubtless safe, but the party having them will have to notify the office.”
Horoscope for Feb. 24
February 24, 2011
This year, you need to harness your talents in order to deliver in a more substantial way at work or within your community. If you are single, you have a lot to offer, but you might not want to settle down yet. If you are attached, as a couple you become more visible and instrumental in the community. Sagittarius knows how to push your buttons.
Tune In: CSI star gets own one-man show on HBO
February 24, 2011
As theatrical events go, one-man shows about historical figures tend to be rather safe.