Archive for Saturday, February 26, 2011

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KU Dance Marathon raises $37,000
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A4
Kansas University Dance Marathon raised $37,000 for charity at its third annual dance marathon last weekend. More than 400 students attended the 12-hour event, almost double last year’s turnout.
No Faking: Lawrence police cracking down on bogus IDs
Coalition uses KDOT grant to fight underage drinking
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A1
The Facebook ad targeted Lawrence area youths who might be looking for a fake ID.
State budget battles fuel debate about who pays
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A9
Proposed federal and state budget cuts and the looming specter of a U.S. government shutdown have put elected officials from coast to coast under some intense public scrutiny.
Kansas City Zoo may be divided, get more attractions
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A12
One of the top complaints visitors have about the Kansas City Zoo is its large size, which can make it difficult to see all the animal park’s far-flung exhibits.
School board members to receive, review Lawrence Elementary School Facility Vision Task Force’s recommendations
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
A plan that would close one elementary school next year and study six others for potential consolidation arrives Monday in the hands of the Lawrence school board.
Union rally fuels Kansas Democrats
Gathering includes state’s new Democratic Party chairwoman, Joan Wagnon
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas Democrats pondered Saturday how to rebuild after last year’s disastrous elections but found encouragement in a rally that brought hundreds of people to the Statehouse to wave signs, sing protest songs and show support for the party’s union allies.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A5
Road work planned for the week of Feb. 27, 2011.
Armed pro-Gadhafi gangs take over Libyan capital
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A7
The embattled Libyan regime passed out guns to civilian supporters, set up checkpoints Saturday and sent armed patrols roving the terrorized capital to try to maintain control of Moammar Gadhafi’s stronghold and quash dissent as rebels consolidate control elsewhere in the North African nation.
Obama: Moammar Gadhafi should leave power immediately
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A7
Ratcheting up the pressure, President Barack Obama on Saturday said Moammar Gadhafi has lost his legitimacy to rule and urged the Libyan leader to leave power immediately. It was the first time Obama has called for Gadhafi to step down, coming after days of bloodshed in Libya. Gadhafi has vowed to fight to the end to keep his four-decade grip on power in the North African country.
Mortgages
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A6
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 57 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
Carolyn Davis’ 36 points help KU women to 77-61 win over Nebraska
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas sophomore Carolyn Davis scored 36 points on 16-for-19 shooting, leading the KU women’s basketball team to a 77-61 victory over Nebraska on Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Wichita man arrested in connection with December armed robbery
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old Wichita man was arrested Friday in connection with an armed robbery from December.
Statehouse Live: Rally at Capitol shows support for unions
February 26, 2011
The rally was part of a nationwide effort by labor and political groups to show support for public employees in Wisconsin where Gov. Scott Walker is trying to strip unions of most of their collective bargaining rights.
Lawrence police officer sent to hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries following assault during traffic stop
February 26, 2011
A Lawrence police officer was sent to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries following an assault during a Saturday morning traffic stop.
20-year-old Lawrence man arrested on robbery charges
February 26, 2011
A 20-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of aggravated robbery and obstructing the legal process.
Area winter weather advisory expires
07:36 a.m., February 26, 2011 Updated 02:16 p.m.
The National Weather Service is extending the winter weather advisory for Douglas and surrounding counties until 2 p.m.
A look at how labor laws work in Kansas
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A1
Teachers in Wisconsin continue to express their anger over being stripped of their collective bargaining powers. Kansas University distinguished law professor Elinor Schroeder studies labor laws and is paying attention to what’s happening in Wisconsin.
Unions demand proof of allegation
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A1
House Speaker Mike O’Neal on Friday accused union members of making threats and sexually explicit comments, while union leaders denied the allegations and demanded that O’Neal show evidence to back up his charges.
Study to examine traffic at K-10 and Sixth
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A1
Over the next several months, the Kansas Department of Transportation will spend $100,000 to establish a plan on how to cope with growth near the intersection of Kansas Highway 10 and Sixth Street.
Praise for KBA, plus questions about salaries
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A1
Senate leaders on Friday praised the Kansas Bioscience Authority even though some members of a Senate committee have questioned salaries and expenses at the agency.
Trial and error the name of the game for aspiring engineers
They’re really learning some fundamentals’
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A1
Having meticulously assembled her bridge with all the care of a licensed engineer, Ainsley Agnew felt confident that her 3.75 pounds of uncooked pasta not only would traverse an assigned 30-inch-wide chasm, but also would hold up to the intense weight of personal expectations and intense competition.
Pump Patrol
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.15 at several stations.
City Commission agenda for March 1
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A5
City commissioners will consider temporarily closing a downtown street to accommodate a college-oriented street party.
Democrats holding rally at Capital today
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A2
Kansas Democrats plan to hold a rally at noon today at the Capitol.
Protesters hit by hail of gunfire in Libya march
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A6
Protesters demanding Moammar Gadhafi’s ouster came under a hail of bullets Friday when pro-regime militiamen opened fire to stop the first significant anti-government marches in days in the Libyan capital.
Amid tragedy, a rescue and a wedding
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A6
Clutching her groom, she looked like any beaming bride. But Emma Howard’s trip down the aisle Friday almost didn’t happen. Just 72 hours earlier she was trapped under a building that collapsed in the earthquake.
New Zealand earthquake toll at 145 dead
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A6
Fresh aftershocks sent masonry tumbling among rescuers in New Zealand’s quake zone and a cat sparked false alarms today of a possible survivor, as the disaster’s death toll rose to 145 with more than 200 missing.
Man released from hospital after police shooting incident, taken into custody
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
An Overland Park man who was injured early Thursday when a Tonganoxie police officer shot at him has been released from the hospital and taken into custody by Leavenworth County officials.
House approves bill to analyze privatization
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
Proponents of outsourcing more government functions to the private sector got a boost in the House on Friday.
Around and About for February 26, 2011
February 26, 2011
Manhattan Area Technical College held its fall commencement Dec. 10.
Club news for February 26, 2011
February 26, 2011
The University Bridge Club announces results of its Feb. 19 meeting, with hosts Karmie and Edna Galle, and Marc and Cora Kuepker.
Scouting news for February 26, 2011
February 26, 2011
Lawrence Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered to Lawrence First United Methodist Church visited the National World War I Museum Feb. 12 in Kansas City, Mo.
4-H news for February 26, 2011
February 26, 2011
The Stull Busy Beavers 4-H Club met Dec. 13 at the Stull United Methodist Church Faith and Friendship Center.
Human breast milk ice cream — yum?
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
Gross or tasty? A London company is offering an unusual dessert — ice cream made with human breast milk.
Colorado upsets No. 5 Texas 91-89
12:00 a.m., February 26, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B3
Colorado overcame a 22-point first-half deficit to upset No. 5 Texas 91-89 on Saturday behind 33 points from Alec Burks and 21 from Levi Knutson.
Big 12 roundup: Pullen leads Kansas State past No. 20 Missouri
12:00 a.m., February 26, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B3
Kansas State was willing to go into a swoon once Saturday when Jacob Pullen went to the bench with foul trouble. Only once.
K.C. Royals sign six
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
Right-hander Jeremy Jeffress, acquired in the trade that sent Zack Greinke to Milwaukee, and second baseman Chris Getz were among six players to agree to one-year contracts with the Kansas City Royals on Friday.
OSU assistant strength coach dies
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
A volunteer assistant in Ohio State football’s strength and conditioning program collapsed and died while playing in a pickup basketball game in the team’s practice facility on Friday.
Spring training roundup: Rangers’ 3B Beltre to miss one week
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
Adrian Beltre’s debut with his new team will have to wait a short while. Kendry Morales has reason to celebrate: He should be ready for the start of the season.
Royals’ prospect injured in exhibition
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
Kansas City Royals prospect Henry Barrera walked off the mound holding his right arm and wincing in pain during the team’s final intrasquad game.
KU swimming in 4th at Big 12
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University junior Stephanie Payne set the school record in the 400-yard individual medley — twice — as the Jayhawks moved up in the team standings after Friday’s third day of the Big 12 swimming and diving championships.
Jayhawk sets school 400 record
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B3
Diamond Dixon broke the Kansas University record with a time of 53.48 to finish second in her heat and qualify for the finals of the 400-meter dash on Friday at the first day of the Big 12 Indoor Championships.
Area high school basketball roundup: Tongie sweeps Turner
Girls cruise; boys rally in second half
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B3
Tonganoxie High’s girls basketball team nailed 10 three-pointers Friday and saw little resistance inside on the way to a one-sided, 72-30 victory over Kansas City Turner.
KU softball win streak ends at 10
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B3
The streak is dead. Long live the streak.
Jayhawks in the NBA
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B7
Here’s a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.
Veritas boys fall in shootout
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B4
Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team and Topeka Cair Paravel traded three-point baskets throughout the final quarter, but Veritas came up just short in the end Friday.
Veritas girls overwhelmed
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B4
Top-seeded Manhattan Chief proved to be too physical for Veritas Christian’s girls basketball team.
Four Firebird bowlers qualify for state tourney
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B4
Two boys and two girls from Free State High’s bowling team qualified for the state tournament. McKenzie Dever, Alyson Butler, Justin Walthall and Nick Conrad advanced after regionals on Friday at West Ridge.
Angel Goodrich leading charge for Kansas women
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B4
The brace on Kansas University guard Angel Goodrich’s right knee wasn’t much of a physical hindrance.
Senior shoots out of slump
KU guard Brady Morningstar Big 12’s top 3-point percentage shooter
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
Brady Morningstar, who enters Saturday’s Kansas University-Oklahoma game as the Big 12’s top three-point percentage shooter, is the same guy who was mired in a 2-for-19 slump in late January.
Firebirds swarm Lions for big finish
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
Free State High girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan’s message for his team at halftime of Friday’s City Showdown was relatively simple.
Showdown déjà vu: Lions’ final shot falls short again
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
For the first and only time Friday night, silence fell over the capacity crowd packed into the gym at Free State High.
Jayhawk tennis falls
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s No. 5 singles player, Erin Wilbert, remained undefeated this season, but KU suffered a 5-2 loss to Texas-Arlingotn on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Facility.
Three city wrestlers advance to 6A championship finals
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B4
Two wrestlers from Lawrence High and one from Free State advanced to the championship finals of the Class 6A state wrestling tournament on Friday.
Predictable retail
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A9
“Remember Borders” (Feb. 21 editorial) asserts that planners shouldn’t fool themselves into thinking they can predict the future.
Reliable data
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A9
Closing any school should be a last resort. Closed schools produce stagnation in a neighborhood: Families move away, home ownership declines, property values fall and tax income shrinks.
Chicago voters got their strongman mayor
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A9
Chicago, meet your new boss: The Rahmfather.
Motorists struggle during winter storm
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A5
The snow that fell Thursday caused several traffic problems around Lawrence.
Faith Forum: Does the saying, ‘There is no such thing as bad publicity’ ring true for religion?
February 26, 2011
The Rev. Gary Teske and Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel answer.
KU baseball canceled Saturday
February 26, 2011 in print edition on B3
Due to winter weather that hit Lawrence Thursday, Kansas University’s baseball team has canceled both baseball games scheduled for Saturday in the Jayhawk Classic.
Horoscope for Feb. 26
February 26, 2011
This year, you will make a big difference. Your diligence comes forward. Your intuition guides you with authority figures. If you are single, you will have the opportunity to change that status. If you are attached, the two of you will bond even more if you step out into your community and circle of friends more. Capricorn can be counted on.
Tune In: HGTV show has style but lacks substance
February 26, 2011
“Secrets of a Stylist” (8 p.m., HGTV) may sound like a show set in a hair salon, but it’s the new showcase for Emily Henderson, the winner of season 5 of “HGTV Design Star.”
40 years ago: Kansas AG continues to crack down on church Bingo games
February 26, 2011
Atty. Gen. Vern Miller said that he was “not surprised” that the Kansas Senate had not passed the lottery amendment.
25 years ago: Gov. Carlin suggests making Washburn a ‘branch’ of KU
February 26, 2011
During a recent lecture at Wichita State University, Kansas Gov. Carlin had suggested the possibility of making Washburn University a “branch” of Kansas University.
BMX bike reported stolen Wednesday
February 26, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 27-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Wednesday the theft of a BMX bike from the 900 block of Connecticut Street. The bike was valued at $1,000.
100 years ago: Male KU students enroll in domestic science course
February 26, 2011
“The problems of the family have always been left to the wife to solve.”