Archive for Sunday, February 27, 2011

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February 27, 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.
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending Feb. 28, 2011.
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued the week ending Feb. 28, 2011.
Baker University updates requirements to hone skills used after graduation
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
Baker University is preparing to overhaul its general education requirements, focusing on skills rather than on specific courses.
Utility cutoffs a life-or-death matter for Eudora couple recovering from house fire
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
Still recovering from a fire that gutted their Eudora home, Beverly and Jesse Wyant found themselves struggling to cover their electric bill. They had been living in the refurbished house for several weeks when they were notified by the city of Eudora that their electricity would be shut off if they didn’t pay their bill.
Kansas Department of Revenue monitoring sales tax collections by retailers using Groupon
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
It’s not just thrifty social media lovers who have been keeping a sharp eye on the Lawrence deals popping up on Groupon or LivingSocial.
Reuter Organ Co. blends old, new technologies for its church service
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
The Reuter Organ Co. has been pulling out all the stops to combine old and new and to stay relevant in a world where many churches are going toward less traditional music and some are closing down because of the economy.
How to help: Douglas County AIDS Project seeking members for board of directors
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Douglas County AIDS Project is looking for new members for its board of directors.
Wichita sees more than 25 percent increase in DUI arrests this year
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A8
Police say DUI arrests have increased more than 25 percent in Wichita this year over 2010.
Kansas City bus strikes, kills pedestrian
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A8
Kansas City police have been investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a city bus.
Hawker Beechcraft opening second plant in Mexico
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A3
Hawker Beechcraft Corp. has opened a second plant in Mexico and expects its Mexican work force to balloon to 1,000 by the end of the year with the building of a third facility.
Lawrence school board candidate Bill Roth envisions emphasis on science education, environmental awareness
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A3
Bill Roth and his wife bought a motorhome and traveled the country for a year, searching — from California to Key West, Fla. — for a place with a comfortable lifestyle, educated populace and, perhaps most importantly, solid schools for their two young children.
Capitol Briefing: Bicyclists crash in Kansas House
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A3
A proposal to give bicyclists a little breathing room against cars and trucks was defeated in the House, 55-59.
Wet winter gives wheat crops around Douglas County a boost
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A3
Western Kansas is known for being home to the state’s most bountiful wheat yields. But that might not be the case this year.
KU baseball doubleheader Sunday canceled
Teams working to reschedule for Monday
10:56 a.m., February 27, 2011 Updated 01:07 p.m.
The Kansas baseball team’s scheduled home doubleheader Sunday against Iowa has been canceled because of snow covering the field.
27-year-old woman arrested Sunday morning for trying to drive over man in parking lot
February 27, 2011
Police arrested a 27-year-old Lawrence woman early Sunday morning after she attempted to hit a man with her car in the parking lot of The Poolroom, 925 Iowa.
Flash flood warning and severe thunderstorm watch expire for Douglas County
07:24 a.m., February 27, 2011 Updated 09:06 p.m.
uglas County Emergency Management reports flooding on 23rd and 6th streets, as well as in downtown Lawrence. Flash flood warning still in effect until 6 p.m.
Former Dole press secretary now a fellow at institute
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
Walt Riker has made a career out of telling stories.
Private funding of buildings on Kansas college campuses debated
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
Plagued by historic decreases in revenue, the Kansas Legislature has stopped appropriating state tax dollars to build facilities on the campuses of state universities.
Around & about in local business
February 27, 2011
Updates from area businesses.
KU softball run-rules Morehead State twice
February 27, 2011 in print edition on B6
Kansas University’s softball team recorded two five-inning, run-rule victories against Morehead State on Saturday and outscored the Eagles 25-0. KU won 14-0 and 11-0 at the UNCG Spartan Classic.
Royals pitcher gets good news
February 27, 2011
Kansas City Royals right-hander Henry Barrera received good news Saturday after an MRI of his aching elbow detected no structural damage.
KU golf in 13th place
February 27, 2011
After one round of play, the Kansas University men’s golf team stood in 13th place at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, with a score of 307, putting it 13 strokes behind leader Texas A&M.
Finley leads KU track at Big 12 championships
February 27, 2011
The Kansas University women’s track and field team finished eighth and the men finished 11th at the Big 12 Indoor Championships on Saturday at the Devaney Center.
KU swimming finishes strong at Big 12 meet
February 27, 2011
Eight Jayhawks and one relay team finished in the top 10 to lead the Kansas University swimming and diving team to a fourth-place finish at the Big 12 championships on Saturday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
Veritas boys basketball falls short at KCAA state tournament
February 27, 2011
The Veritas Christian boys basketball team couldn’t recover from a rough first half, falling to St. Marys, 38-32, in the KCAA state tournament third-place game Saturday at the Eudora Community Center.
Veritas girls basketball takes fourth at KCAA state tournament
February 27, 2011
Veritas Christian’s girls basketball team ended its season in bittersweet fashion on Saturday in the KCAA state tournament.
Lions’ Wright-Conklin takes state wrestling title
February 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
After a slow start to the state tournament Friday, Lawrence High’s wrestling team knew its chances at finishing in the top three on Saturday were slim to none. But the gritty performances that helped the team finish in a three-way tie for sixth certainly left a mark on LHS coach Pat Naughton.
Pump patrol
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.22 at several stations.
Back in the hunt: KU’s win, UT’s loss forge tie at top of Big 12
February 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
Cole Aldrich of the Oklahoma City Thunder joined 200 or so fellow Kansas University basketball fans in an impromptu celebration 10 minutes after the Jayhawks’ resounding 82-70 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday in Noble Center.
Muslim group has head start in Egypt
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A11
Could the Muslim Brotherhood take control after the Egyptian revolution?
Culture shift
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Recently I went to a large East 23rd St. gas station with a large drive-through car wash, which shall remain nameless.
School communities
Members of the elementary school task force deserve the community’s thanks for their hard work and insight on some difficult issues
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A11
The task force appointed last spring to study elementary school facilities in Lawrence has done an admirable job of examining a situation that has spurred considerable discord in the community over the years.
100 years ago: Jailed bootlegger attempts suicide
February 27, 2011
“PRISONER IN JAIL ATTEMPTS SUICIDE YESTERDAY. Nelson McCloud was one of the twenty-five convicted bootleggers. Saturday night he borrowed seventy matches from a cell mate…”
Profit motive vs. public interest
February 27, 2011 in print edition on A11
The trial of Mark Caivarella Jr. took 10 business days.
25 years ago: City has plans for large tract of land south of Lawrence
February 27, 2011
The area in question was bounded roughly by Lawrence and Crestline, 27th and 31st streets.
OU coach Capel fan of Kansas’ Morris twins
February 27, 2011 in print edition on B4
Though Jeff Capel isn’t their coach, he can’t help but root for Kansas University forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris.
Horoscope for Feb. 27
February 27, 2011
This year, you see life with more seriousness and carefully weigh life’s many opportunities. You will alternate between being happy, content and mellow, and studious, serious and quiet. If you are single, continue dating until you feel extremely comfortable with someone. If you are attached, you are a handful for your sweetie. Be kind. Capricorn is a friend.
Tune In: At 83, Oscar looks younger than ever
February 27, 2011
The 83rd Academy Awards (7:30 p.m., ABC) places special accent on the young.
40 years ago: Icy streets problematic for Lawrence drivers
February 27, 2011
Several hilly Lawrence streets were blockaded overnight to prevent traffic from slipping on the ice which had rapidly formed after dark.
Names change, but Kansas doesn’t
February 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
Start with a 33-3 college basketball team. Subtract two NBA lottery picks, Cole Aldrich and Xavier Henry, plus the team’s leading scorer, Sherron Collins, who also made his way onto an NBA roster for a few months.
Who’s at point for KU men’s basketball?
February 27, 2011 in print edition on B4
A second-half injury to Elijah Johnson, coupled with Tyshawn Taylor’s suspension, left Kansas University’s basketball team thin at point guard in the second half of Saturday’s 82-70 victory over Oklahoma.