Archive for Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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KU vs. UMKC 15th annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day The day in photos, January 5, 2011
Would you ever live at the South Pole?

Poll results

Response Percent
No thanks. Kansas winters are cold enough for me!
Yes! It would be a great adventure.
Depends on how much I’m getting paid.
Total 569

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Douglas County Courthouse. Douglas County Jail, southeast Lawrence among priorities for county government in 2011
January 3, 2011 in print edition on 5A
All this talk of — make that hope for — an economic turnaround is all well and good, but folks who put together the budget for Douglas County government know that even an immediate 180-degree turn wouldn’t be enough to accelerate into recovery anytime soon.
6:00 a.m.
Headquarters Counseling Center director Marcia Epstein closes her eyes as she listens to a Wichita caller routed through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at Headquarters. The center recently received a $1.4 million federal grant for statewide suicide prevention efforts. Suicide rate in Douglas County doubles in 2010; Headquarters counseling center offers suicide resources, warning signs
January 4, 2011 in print edition on 3A
At the end of a year when suicides jumped in Douglas County, local prevention and counseling experts encouraged people to remain keyed in to warning signs and encouraged those affected by suicide to seek help.
10:00 a.m.
Governor-elect Sam Brownback is interviewed in his transitional office at the Statehouse in Topeka. Brownback will take office as the new governor of Kansas Jan. 10, 2011. Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback reiterates arguments against “marriage penalty” for those receiving welfare
January 4, 2011 in print edition on 1A
In May 2008, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and David Blankenhorn wrote an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal calling for an end to what they described as the “marriage penalty” for people receiving welfare.
2:00 p.m.
Ottawa's Lisa Morrisey was a standout on KU's track team before getting picked for this round of "The Bachelor" on ABC. Morrisey made the cut during the first episode of "The Bachelor" on Monday night. The next episode airs Monday night. Former KU track athlete, Ottawa native, gets her first rose on ABC’s “The Bachelor”
January 4, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Former KU runner Lisa Morrisey is among 20 women to make the first cut in the reality drama.

All stories

One sent to hospital after accident near Sixth Street
January 5, 2011
A 58-year-old Lawrence man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Wednesday evening after being involved in a car accident near Sixth and Louisiana Streets.
Emergency crews respond to two-vehicle accident on Kasold Drive
07:52 p.m., January 5, 2011 Updated 09:31 p.m.
At least one person was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a two-vehicle accident on Kasold Drive Wednesday evening.
Kansas and Douglas County see more households leaving than coming in 2010
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A1
Whether it was the economy or a return of rural flight, more folks were moving out of Kansas than moving in last year.
The World Company finalizes purchase of Lawrence Give Back Program
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A6
A Lawrence firm that markets the value of locally owned and operated businesses has been bought by the parent company of the Lawrence Journal-World.
Abe and Jakes Landing space on sale for $1.3 million
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A1
A prominent building along the banks of the Kansas River can be yours to use for $1.3 million. recognized by sports editors’ group as one of the top sports websites nationally
January 5, 2011 was recognized this week as one of the top 10 sports sites in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
Annual Eagles Day set for Jan. 22; eagle-viewing trips, other activities planned
January 5, 2011
The 15th annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day will celebrate the return of bald eagles to the area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 22 at Free State High School.
Years after Jason Rose’s conviction, Boardwalk arson report still not public; DA says case not closed
02:38 p.m., January 5, 2011 Updated 04:12 p.m. in print edition on A3
More than five years after the Boardwalk Apartments fire, key evidence used in the criminal case against Jason Rose has still not been released to the public.
State Rep. Anthony Brown criticizes Lawrence, KU
Brown makes remark while being hosted at downtown event
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A1
He said many people across the state see Lawrence as too liberal.
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six to join Lawrence law firm after leaving office next week
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A2
Outgoing Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is set to become a partner in one of Lawrence’s larger law firms.
Kansas’ projected budget shortfall rises to $550 million
11:25 a.m., January 5, 2011 Updated 01:38 p.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas officials learned Wednesday that the state’s projected budget shortfall has grown to $550 million, as the state Supreme Court announced that it has appointed a commission to hunt for ways to make the judicial branch more efficient.
KU junior spending two weeks at the South Pole helping researchers develop the Askaryan Radio Array
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas University junior Andrew Wendorff, along with other researchers, departed Sunday for the South Pole to begin work on an autonomous wind-powered neutrino detection system for the Askaryan Radio Array.
Town Talk: Abe & Jakes on market for $1.3 million; softball World Series eyeing Lawrence; Give Back program being bought by J-W parent company
January 5, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Best of Lawrence 2011 seeks haircut, new wardrobe
January 5, 2011
With voting just weeks away, we look at Best of Lawrence’s haircut and clothing categories
Kansas Governor-elect Sam Brownback kicks off inaugural events
January 5, 2011
Kansas health officials are encouraging women to schedule cervical cancer screenings this month.
First Bell: Sunset Hill students’ MLK ‘march’ to help homeless; district leaders wake up to oppose budget cuts; administrative titles grow
January 5, 2011
Time for another edition of First Bell, an early-morning rundown of news and other educational items involving schools in the area.
Heard on the Hill: KU unveils legislative priorities; KU alumna becomes first African reporter in China; Kansas Athletics ‘The Wheel Club’ explained
January 5, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Ask the Farmer’s Almanac
02:11 a.m., January 5, 2011 Updated 02:11 a.m.
The Farmer’s Almanac offers the answers to such vexing questions as the best days to start logging, the best days to castrate livestock or the best days to make sauerkraut. All the while being “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor.”
Free State boys basketball edges BV West
January 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
Eric Watson scored 22 points and Free State High rallied to defeat Blue Valley West, 59-47, in boys basketball action on Tuesday night.
Horoscope for Jan. 7
January 5, 2011
This year, you enhance others’ ability to understand, as you find the right words to communicate. If you see a matter differently, you can find new paths. If you are single, you are likely to meet someone in your everyday travels. If you are attached, the two of you share much more, as you seem to grow and transform. Aquarius helps you make money.
100 years ago today: Trolley to connect Kansas City, Lawrence
January 5, 2011
Lawrence was again given a trolley connection with Kansas City today through a report from Kansas City.
40 years ago: 18th century sculpture breaks at KU Museum of Art office
January 5, 2011
An 18th century wooden sculpture in the Kansas University Museum of Art office had become soaked from a leaking roof and had fallen from its perch, breaking into several pieces on the floor.
25 years ago: Kansas prepares for its 125th birthday
January 5, 2011
Commemorative items ranging from calendars to belt buckles were already available.
Lawrence Retail Task Force finishes recommendations for city
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A3
Supporting a new retail incubator, organizing an advertising campaign and providing merchants with a ream of data are among the final recommendations of the city’s Retail Task Force.
U.S. auto sales see first postrecession boost
January 5, 2011 in print edition on C6
Auto sales rose in the United States last year for the first time since the recession. They’re still far from what they were just a few years ago — but that’s just fine with the downsized auto industry, which can post profits even if they sell millions fewer cars and trucks.
Lawrence man faces misdemeanor battery charge after fight near 10th and New Hampshire
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 40-year-old Lawrence man faces a misdemeanor battery charge after a 29-year-old Lawrence man alleged he was stabbed in the face with a stick during an altercation Monday evening near 10th and New Hampshire streets.
Lawrence man reports damage to 2004 Dodge Stratus in 600 block of Gateway Court
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 24-year-old Lawrence man reported to police Sunday that someone damaged his 2004 Dodge Stratus between 10 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday in the 600 block of Gateway Court.
Jeff Withey relishes chance to start for Jayhawks
January 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
It’s a big deal for a Kansas University basketball player to be introduced as a starter in tradition-rich Allen Fieldhouse.
Lawrence City Commission briefs from Jan. 4 meeting
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
City commissioners hope to save a historic home on Haskell Avenue and add funding to the Kasold Drive project in order to move up the project’s completion by about a month.
15-year-old Eudora girl taken to LMH after one-vehicle rollover accident in the 1400 block of East 2300 Road
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 15-year-old Eudora girl was taken to the hospital Monday night after a one-vehicle rollover accident east of Eudora.
Ethan Kay lifts Veritas boys basketball near buzzer
January 5, 2011 in print edition on B3
Ethan Kay drained a shot with three seconds left to lift the Veritas Christian boys basketball team to a victory over Topeka Cornerstone Christian on Tuesday.
Topeka Cornerstone edges Veritas girls basketball, 38-35
January 5, 2011 in print edition on B3
Sarah McDermott and Kristen Finger each grabbed 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Veritas Christian girls basketball team fell to Topeka Cornerstone Christian, 38-35, on Tuesday.
Utah Valley routs Haskell men’s basketball
January 5, 2011 in print edition on B5
Isiah Williams scored 20 points to lead five Utah Valley players in double figures as the Wolverines routed the Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball team, 98-50, on Tuesday in an exhibition.
Big 12 roundup: Baylor’s LaceDarius Dunn scores 43 points against Morgan State
January 5, 2011 in print edition on B5
LaceDarius Dunn set career highs with 43 points and 10 three-pointers as Baylor broke out of a shooting slump in the second half and raced past Morgan State on Tuesday night.
Collision course: FSHS girls basketball falls to Platte County (Mo.) for 4th straight year
January 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
Free State High’s girls basketball team has played Platte County (Mo.) for four straight years now, so it’s fair to call it a rivalry.
Jayhawks in the NBA
January 5, 2011 in print edition on B2
A look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action.
OSU holds off Arkansas in Sugar Bowl
January 5, 2011 in print edition on B2
Ohio State might want to send a thank-you note to the NCAA for helping to end its bowl misery against the SEC.
KU basketball’s Elijah Johnson, Travis Releford want bragging rights vs. UMKC
January 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
Bragging rights are at stake for Kansas University’s Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford tonight in Allen Fieldhouse.
Pump patrol
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several stations.
Sharp Automotive employee reports theft of rims, tires from 3 vehicles
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A4
An employee of Sharp Automotive, 229 Elm St., reported to police Dec. 28 that someone had stolen $1,800 worth of rims and tires from three vehicles sometime between 8:45 p.m. Dec. 27 and 9:15 p.m. Dec. 28.
Jane Pennington no longer director of Downtown Lawrence Inc.
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A1
The organization that promotes downtown retailers and businesses is without a director, and the reasons aren’t clear.
Double Take: Suggested New Year’s resolutions for parents, teens
January 5, 2011 in print edition on C6
The first column of every New Year brings the Double Take resolutions for teens and parents.
NAACP seeks federal investigation into hiring practices in Nickerson, Kan.
January 5, 2011 in print edition on C6
The Kansas chapter of the NAACP is seeking a federal investigation into the hiring practices in Nickerson, alleging that a former police chief was asked not to hire a qualified police officer because is black.
Life-saving query
Talking about suicide can be a life-saving act.
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A6
No one likes to think about suicide, much less talk about it, but the director of a local counseling center, says that’s the wrong approach.
Annual bird count at Cheyenne Bottoms finds more species than usual
January 5, 2011
An annual bird count found that more species than usual stopped at the Cheyenne Bottoms wildlife on central Kansas this winter.
Randy Duncan, Kan. 1st District chairman is candidate for RNC
January 5, 2011
The Republican Party chairman in Kansas’ 1st Congressional District is seeking a seat on the Republican National Committee.
Official who led efforts to rebuild Greensburg takes job as city manager in Oklahoma
January 5, 2011
A man who led efforts to rebuild Greensburg after it was nearly wiped off the map by a 2007 tornado is leaving the southcentral Kansas town to take a new job in Oklahoma.
Foreign policy signals to watch in 2011
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A6
I hope that 2011 will provide more cheerful foreign policy stories than 2010 did.
Hateful voices
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A6
There are ideologues and misinformed voices on both sides of the South Lawrence Trafficway debate.
A few requests for KU’s new AD
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A6
Like most folks at Kansas University, I listened to the announcement of the appointment of Sheahon Zenger as the new athletic director.
Face to face
A local group is making an effort to renew the dwindling art of real face-to-face conversation.
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A6
USA Today last week proclaimed 2011 “The Year We Stopped Talking.”
The people have spoken for ‘The People’s Choice Awards’ nominees
January 5, 2011
A winter TV staple nearly as venerable as “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” “The People’s Choice Awards” (8 p.m., CBS) has been around since 1975 and provides a nice barometer of popular, if predictable, tastes.
Horoscope for January 5
January 5, 2011
This year, a lot is happening that causes you to revise your thinking. You are more upbeat than you have been in years because of a willingness to let go and try new situations. If you are single, romance bubbles up in the summer. You could meet someone special. If you are attached, the heat of the summer adds to the temperature of the relationship between you. Aquarius helps you make money.
KU swimming wins Orange Bowl Classic
January 5, 2011 in print edition on B5
Senior Iuliia Kuzhil and sophomore Monica Johannessen won two events, and Kansas University’s swimming and diving team won the Orange Bowl Classic on Tuesday.
Jefferson County residents voice opinions on proposal for strip club
Lawrence businessman, owner of Paradise Saloon, wants to open new venue near Meriden
January 5, 2011 in print edition on A3
A Lawrence businessman’s proposal for a strip club just outside Meriden city limits has sparked a furor among Jefferson County residents who don’t want to see adult entertainment next to their schools.