Archive for Saturday, January 1, 2011

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Lawrence police arrest parole absconder in 400 block of Minnesota Street
January 1, 2011
Lawrence Police arrested a 27-year-old man on numerous charges — including aggravated battery, criminal threat, domestic battery, criminal property damage, and obstructing the legal process — in the 400 block of Minnesota around 11 a.m. Saturday morning.
Crews put out fire at shop north of Tonganoxie
02:55 p.m., January 1, 2011 Updated 04:04 p.m.
Emergency crews responded to a fire at a shop off of Tonganoxie Drive in Stranger Township, north of Tonganoxie, shortly before 3 p.m., according to Leavenworth County emergency dispatchers.
DWI most common arrest on New Year’s Eve
January 1, 2011
New Year’s Eve arrest recap for the area.
Horoscopes for Jan. 1
January 1, 2011
This year, you could be unusually ambitious and dynamic.
Behind the Lens: Working with Kodachrome
12:00 a.m., January 1, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
On or shortly after Dec. 30, 2010, the world’s last roll of Kodachrome film was processed.
Pair arrested after call to Walmart
12:00 a.m., January 1, 2011 Updated 08:16 a.m. in print edition on A2
A 25-year-old Hutchinson woman and 30-year-old Hutchinson man were arrested Friday evening after an altercation that started at Walmart, 3300 Iowa.
Top official: Two bowl calls correct
January 1, 2011
The national coordinator for college football officials said Friday the controversial calls in the Music City and Pinstripe bowls were correct, but added the chaotic end to the North Carolina-Tennessee game will lead the NCAA rules committee to consider a rule change.
Last ‘Final Friday’ of year sends 2010 off artfully
January 1, 2011 in print edition on A3
Some Lawrence residents braved the low temperatures and wind to ring in the new year in an artsy way.
Central Florida wins first bowl
January 1, 2011
Central Florida wants to be in a BCS automatic-qualifying conference some day. A program that didn’t start playing football until 1979 just burnished its resume in a big way by beating a team from one of those power leagues.
South Florida downs Clemson in Meineke Bowl
January 1, 2011
Skip Holtz came to South Florida in a tough spot, replacing a popular coach whose firing left some bad feelings in the locker room. The 3-3 start fueled by a shaky offense didn’t help matters.
Seminoles hold off Gamecocks in Chick-fil-A Bowl
January 1, 2011 in print edition on B10
EJ Manuel threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to stop a South Carolina rally and lead Florida State to a 26-17 victory over the turnover-plagued Gamecocks in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Friday night.
Raiders’ McFadden, Seymour questionable for game against Chiefs
January 1, 2011
Raiders coach Tom Cable says running back Darren McFadden and defensive tackle Richard Seymour are questionable for Oakland’s season finale at Kansas City.
Notre Dame tops Miami in Sun Bowl
January 1, 2011 in print edition on B10
A far-from-perfect first season as Notre Dame coach could not have ended much better for Brian Kelly and his Fighting Irish.
Legal sector to see changes
January 1, 2011 in print edition on A3
The next year will feature plenty of changes for courts and law enforcement in Douglas County, as some longtime figures have moved on and the state and county’s budget pictures remain a concern.
TCU’s speed, Wisconsin’s size meet today
January 1, 2011
The toughest part comes, TCU senior safety Colin Jones said, on the day before the game. That’s when the nation’s No. 1-ranked defense finds itself in a darkened room … alone … with laser-pointer-wielding head coach Gary Patterson.
Anti-abortion bills likely to be pushed in Kansas
January 1, 2011
Kansas anti-abortion activists feel confident they will be able to push through laws in 2011 to further restrict the procedures.
Kansas gov.-elect fills banking, water positions
January 1, 2011 in print edition on A10
Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback announced Friday that he’s appointing a new bank commissioner and said he’s keeping a key water policy official from outgoing Gov. Mark Parkinson’s administration.
100 years ago: 1910 judged to be prosperous year for Lawrence
January 1, 2011
“The year 1910, which ended in a bedlam of noises Saturday night, has been a prosperous one for Lawrence and its contiguous territory.”
40 years ago: Year of turmoil in Lawrence comes to an end
January 1, 2011
“The year of the siren” was ending for Lawrence, a city that had seen many good things in the past year but whose 1970 was to be remembered mostly for violence.
25 years ago: A quiet New Year’s Eve in Lawrence
January 1, 2011
Local police were happy to report little drunken driving in the city on New Year’s Eve.
Group of professional immigrants opens free clinic
January 1, 2011
Abdul Arif, a Wichita-based attorney who is originally from India, and a group of his friends — all immigrants from various countries — have opened a free health care clinic as a way to give back to the United States.
Kansas State shares veterinary education grant
January 1, 2011
Three professors at Kansas State University are working on a project to develop new ways of teaching veterinarians who are involved with food safety.
Distorted view
January 1, 2011 in print edition on A8
Cal Thomas’ column (Journal-World, Dec. 29) is laborious, inchoate struggle to develop a narrative for Republicans with infallible ecumenicity.
Garden Calendar: Some useful definitions
12:00 a.m., January 1, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Do you really know what the terms organic, local, natural, and sustainable mean when it comes to fruits and vegetables?
New Year kicks off with a Rose
January 1, 2011
Science fiction, football and domesticity are on tap on one of the laziest viewing days of the year, a quiet New Year’s Day that begins, oddly enough, with a parade.
Around and About for January 1, 2011
January 1, 2011
The family of Daisey Deay will honor her with a card shower for her 98th birthday on Wednesday.
Club news for January 1, 2011
January 1, 2011
The Wednesday Afternoon Duplicate Bridge Club’s game on Dec. 22 was directed by Chris Lane.
Scouting news for January 1, 2011
January 1, 2011
Jacob Pfeifer of Troop 55 attained the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 21.
Obama is returning to his liberal agenda
January 1, 2011 in print edition on A8
Most people don’t remember Obamacare’s notorious Section 1233, mandating government payments for end-of-life counseling. It aroused so much anxiety as a possible first slippery step on the road to state-mandated late-life rationing that the Senate never included it in the final health care law.
New Year’s Eve snowfall snarls Midwest roads
January 1, 2011
A powerful winter storm dumped several inches of snow on a swath of the nation’s midsection on Friday, making roads icy and snarling traffic by causing fender benders and forcing road closures.
KU fraternity sued by injured pledge
January 1, 2011
A Stilwell man has filed suit against a Kansas University fraternity over injuries he suffered at a party in September.
‘Legacy’ weapons won’t meet future needs
January 1, 2011 in print edition on A8
A light-bulb moment for me last year was hearing a Chinese defense expert named Dingli Shen in Shanghai talk about the future of warfare.