Archive for Thursday, January 6, 2011

Also from January 6

On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, January 6, 2011
Where do you do most of your shopping?

Poll results

Response Percent
I buy from Lawrence businesses as much as possible
I split between local businesses, online and KC/Topeka
I go online or out of town to buy almost everything
Total 451
Which KU guard played best against UMKC?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tyrel Reed (11 points, 4-for-5 shooting, 3-for-4 3s, 5 assists, 1 turnover, 5 steals)
Josh Selby (16 points, 4-for-6 shooting, 2-for-3 3s, 7 assists, 3 turnovers, 4 steals, 4 rebounds)
Tyshawn Taylor (15 points, 4-for-9 shooting, 7 assists, no turnovers, 1 steal)
Elijah Johnson (13 points, 5-for-11 shooting, 3-for-8 3s, 2 assists, 0 turnovers, 1 steal)
Total 1144

All stories

Town Talk: Five-story building proposed for 800 block of Vermont; project in 1000 block of Vermont also moving forward; Poehler Building considered for redevelopment
January 6, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Retail report details what Lawrence shoppers buy — and whether they buy it in town
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
About $150 million. That’s a number Lawrence city commissioners likely will be keeping in mind as they consider a series of recommendations from a city task force working to improve the health of the local retail industry.
Kansas Constitution could prevent proposal to convene meeting of the Legislature in Lecompton
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
A proposal to convene a historic meeting of the Legislature in Lecompton — the Territorial Capital of Kansas — has hit a snag, namely the Kansas Constitution.
Westbound K-10 reopened after injury accident in De Soto
04:10 p.m., January 6, 2011 Updated 09:58 p.m.
Westbound lanes of Kansas Highway 10 in De Soto were closed due to an injury accident for hours Thursday evening.
Style Scout: Jun Park
04:09 p.m., January 6, 2011 Updated 04:09 p.m.
Tell us a Secret: I’ve watched every episode of “Sex and the City,” and I’ve seen the “Sex and the City” movies.
Public officials warn against snorting bath salts to get high
January 6, 2011
Last year Kansas and Missouri banned the synthetic marijuana-like substance K2, as the once-legal product gained popularity in the region. Manufacturers responded with altered versions such as K3.
Marcus Morris named Wooden Award midseason candidate
January 6, 2011
Kansas junior forward Marcus Morris has been selected as a John Wooden Award midseason top 30 candidate, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Thursday.
Criminal charges re-filed against Lawrence man at center of K2 case
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
Jefferson County Attorney Caleb Stegall has re-filed criminal charges against a Lawrence man who owns a botanical plant distribution warehouse that has been at the center of the state’s K2 controversy.
Judge rejects bid to destroy records in former Westar Energy executive’s case
January 6, 2011
A federal judge has rejected a request by a former Westar Energy executive to have his arrest records destroyed because charges against him have been dismissed.
Statehouse Live: Gov.-elect Brownback urges Kansans to pray for elected leaders
January 6, 2011
Brownback, a Republican, will be sworn into office Monday as the 2011 legislative session starts.
Town Talk: Talbots to close; Computers, women’s clothing top list of what people leave town to shop for
January 6, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
A look ahead at 2011 projects for Eudora, Lecompton and Baldwin City
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A5
The last 12 months were both busy and difficult for Lawrence’s surrounding communities. Projects were completed, delayed and proposed throughout 2010 in an effort to cope with budget cuts and economic shortfalls.
Kansas Governor-elect Sam Brownback fills 5 staff positions
January 6, 2011
Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback’s campaign spokeswoman will have the same role in his new administration.
Tips for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions
07:27 a.m., January 6, 2011 Updated 07:27 a.m.
It’s less than a week into 2011 and if you’re New Year’s resolution is already on shaky ground, you’re not alone.
First Bell: Faces welcome at Bishop Seabury Academy; wellness grant backs student fitness; data warehouse contract moving closer to reality
January 6, 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: Monarch Watch looks to for fundraising; KU earns recognition for its community engagement; Illinois State community will miss its A.D.
January 6, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Style Scout: Kelly Logan
01:44 a.m., January 6, 2011 Updated 01:44 a.m.
“I’m secretly a corpse being carried around by my friends like in ‘Weekend at Bernie’s.
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Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Commission meeting in Lawrence
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A10
Today, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Commission will meet in Lawrence to discuss everything from big-game regulations to mountain lion sightings.
Kansas City Police Department conducts internal investigation into allegations of police misconduct
January 6, 2011
Local, state and federal officials aren’t saying much about an internal investigation of several officers with the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department.
Community organizations meet with Douglas County legislators to discuss needs
January 6, 2011
Problems stemming from state budget cuts were on the minds of several representatives of local organizations Wednesday as they met with Douglas County legislators to talk about the needs of the community in preparation for the 2011 legislative session.
Kris Kobach proposing law preventing citizenship for American-born children of illegal immigrants
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A4
Kansas Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday helping unveil a proposal to prevent U.S. citizenship for the American-born children of illegal immigrants.
Kansas legislators ready for trip to Lecompton on Kansas Day
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A4
Kansas turns 150 this year. To celebrate, Kansas legislators will flock to Lecompton on Kansas Day, Jan. 29.
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel looks to rebound in playoffs
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
Matt Cassel is in bounceback mode. At least he’s still on his feet.
Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
After a narrow miss last year, Bert Blyleven told voters they finally got it right by sending him into the Hall of Fame along with Roberto Alomar.
Texas hires Mississippi State’s Manny Diaz to be defensive coordinator
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
Filling a critical need on a coaching staff that went through a major shakeup after a 5-7 season, Texas hired Mississippi State defensive coordinator Man
Well adjusted: Tyshawn Taylor comfortable with Josh Selby now
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
It took Tyshawn Taylor 2 1/2 weeks — four games — to adjust fully to freshman sensation Josh Selby’s presence in Kansas University’s basketball lineup.
Break makes KU basketball better, but could immaturity return?
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
The list of things to love about Kansas University’s undefeated, third-ranked basketball team runs deep.
UMKC’s Michael Gholston Jr. relishes reunion with best friend Travis Releford
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B4
UMKC junior Michael Gholston Jr. didn’t log much time on the court during Wednesday’s 99-52 men’s basketball loss at No. 3 Kansas University.
’The Facebook Obsession’ documentary to air Thursday night on CNBC
January 6, 2011
“The Facebook Obsession” (8 p.m. and 9 p.m., CNBC) continues the media’s love/hate affair with Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old face of Facebook.
Private-payroll report says 300,000 jobs added in December — more than any month in a decade
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A5
Companies added nearly 300,000 jobs in December, according to an unofficial count by a private payroll firm — more than in any month in the past decade. The news raised hopes that the government’s official report Friday on last month’s job creation could be a blockbuster.
Former Leavenworth police officer accused of attempting to entice a minor over the Internet for illicit sex
January 6, 2011
A former Kansas police officer and school board member was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges that he crossed state lines and attempted to entice a minor over the Internet for illicit sex.
100 years ago: Train crash in Mulvane causes late arrivals in Lawrence
January 6, 2011
“Running at a high rate of speed, northbound Santa Fe passenger No. 18 due here at 5:26 crashed into the rear end of a heavy freight train a mile south of Mulvane last night.”
Travis Releford’s windmill dunk draws kudos
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B4
Travis Releford’s windmill dunk Wednesday was so impressive, even the opposition complimented him.
Ravens offense not explosive
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
They say what happens on the practice field transfers to the stadium on game day. If that’s the case, then what is happening to the Ravens?
Lawrence woman reports almost $8,000 in fraudulent charges in late 2010
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A4
A woman reported unauthorized charges to Lawrence police.
FSHS wins, Lions third at LHS four-team swim meet
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
At about three feet deep, the south end of Lawrence High’s pool is rather shallow. It usually would be a quirk other teams would have to cope with for just one meet, but not this year.
Big 12 men’s basketball roundup: No. 9 Missouri mauls N. Alabama, 98-58
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kim English scored a season-high 20 points, all in the first half, and Missouri placed seven players in double figures in a victory over Div. II North Alabama on Wednesday night.
KU hoops notebook
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas junior Markieff Morris, who picked up a technical foul for jawing with a UMKC player with 16:02 left, did not play the rest of the game.
Taylor Martinez committed to Huskers
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B2
Quarterback Taylor Martinez is returning to Nebraska for his sophomore season, and he wants to quash speculation that he’s thinking of transferring.
Pair of Pro Bowlers miss Chiefs practice
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Guard Brian Waters and receiver Dwayne Bowe, two of Kansas City’s three Pro Bowlers, missed Wednesday’s practice and it was unclear whether they will be available for this weekend’s playoff game against Baltimore.
New military targeting center builds network to hit suspected militants
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
The Obama administration has ramped up its secret war on terror groups with a new military targeting center to oversee the growing use of special operations strikes against suspected militants in hot spots around the world, according to current and former U.S. officials.
Witches in Romania forced to pay income tax threaten to curse government
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
Everyone curses the tax man, but Romanian witches angry about having to pay up for the first time are planning to use cat excrement and dead dogs to cast spells on the president and government.
Journal: Study linking vaccine to autism was fraud
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research.
Trial begins for Lawrence man accused in June robbery of KU student
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
Jurors on Wednesday began hearing evidence in the trial of an 18-year-old Lawrence man accused of planning and taking part in a June robbery of a Kansas University student in Oread Neighborhood.
Robert Gibbs, spokesman and adviser to Obama, quitting his job
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A7
Robert Gibbs, the feisty press secretary whose job as President Barack Obama’s chief spokesman and confidant has given him an outsized presence at the White House, announced Wednesday he was quitting for the less demanding, more lucrative role of giving paid speeches and advising the president from the outside world.
GOP takes charge: New Speaker John Boehner leads House
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
Claiming power beneath the Capitol dome, resurgent Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives on Wednesday as the 112th Congress convened in an era of economic uncertainty. Dozens of tea party-backed lawmakers took office in both houses, eager to cut spending and reduce government’s reach.
Kansas Departments of Revenue and Transportation sending warnings about dangers of 15-passenger vans
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
Owners of 15-passenger vans should expect a letter in their mailbox soon — and it isn’t good news.
Willpower does battle with free will
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A8
Wonder why you have already broken all your New Year’s resolutions? Do not blame yourself — heaven forbid.
Blacks could learn from Jews
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A8
Six years ago I went to Auschwitz. I remember being surprised at the number of Israeli school groups there, some literally wrapped in their national flag.
Cause of Wichita camper’s death still undetermined
January 6, 2011
An autopsy failed to determine the cause of death of a Kansas man who disappeared while camping at Falls Creek in southern Oklahoma.
Tucker the hippo finally leaves Topeka Zoo for new home
January 6, 2011
It took some time and a lot of hay, but Tucker the hippopotamus has left the Topeka Zoo for a new home in California.
25 years ago: Burglars hit Hillcrest Theater, Student Loan Marketing Assn.
January 6, 2011
Two burglaries were reported during the weekend.
40 years ago: KU students paid thousands in parking fines during previous year
January 6, 2011
It had been determined that KU students had paid out over $55,000 in parking fines during the fiscal year which had ended June 30, 1970.
Horoscope for Jan. 6
January 6, 2011
This year, you put 100 percent into your work. You might not achieve at the level you want and expect. You have to put in many extra hours in order to reach your goals. If you are single, you might have difficulty meeting the right person. If you are attached, remember that there is more to life than work. Aquarius views money in an interesting manner.
Full-time job
Kansans deserve the full attention of their statewide elected officials.
January 6, 2011 in print edition on A8
When the voters of Kansas elect a state official, they are hiring that person to do a job. State offices are important jobs that Kansans assume will get the full attention of the people they elect.
Our town sports
January 6, 2011 in print edition on B3
A roundup of upcoming recreational sports opportunities around Douglas County.