Archive for Saturday, January 15, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
In this 2008 file photo, Michael Murray, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy talks with KU student Jessica Snyder about a brass spectrometer. Heard on the Hill: KU musicians arrive in Germany; small degree program story sparks reactions (again); law school graduates suffering in recession, too
January 13, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
6:00 a.m.
Former University of Kansas official Rodney Jones, right, leaves the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Wichita, Kan., on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, with his attorney, Gerald Handley, after appearing in court, accused of conspiring to steal more than $2 million in tickets to athletic events. Rodney Jones pleads guilty for his role in KU ticket scandal
11:48 a.m., January 14, 2011 Updated 2:52 p.m.
For the second time in as many days, a former employee of Kansas Athletics has pleaded guilty for his role in the ongoing ticket scandal at KU.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback gave his State of the State speech to Senate and House members and the public on Wednesday January 12, 2011 in Topeka. Statehouse Live: Democrats criticize Brownback’s proposed cuts to schools
12:31 p.m., January 14, 2011 Updated 2:24 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Earlier Friday, House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, praised Brownback’s budget proposal, saying the governor was showing leadership in tough economic times.
4:00 p.m.
Ryan Crum, whose father, Thomas Crum, was killed in a 2008 hit-and-run accident; Kansas Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence; and Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson answer questions from the media during a Friday afternoon press conference that detailed new legislation that would institute stiffer penalties for drivers who leave the scene of a fatality accident. Legislators, district attorney unveil legislation to stiffen penalties for those who flee the scene of a fatality accident
January 14, 2011 in print edition on 1A
After hearing from victims’ family members, Kansas lawmakers have introduced a bill that would make those who leave the scene of a fatality hit-and-run crash face prison time.
6:00 p.m.
Holcomb 1, pictured above, is operating at 85 percent capacity. The Holcomb Station Project proposed by Sunflower Electric Power Corporation would add a second plant that would operate at 90 percent capacity. Sierra Club files legal challenge to coal-burning power plant in southwest Kansas
January 14, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The proposal by Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build a coal-fired plant near Holcomb has been at the center of controversy for several years.

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Pump Patrol
January 15, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.97 at several stations.
Zodiac revelation stuns horoscope readers
January 15, 2011 in print edition on A10
Sofia Whitcombe began her day with the startling realization that she might not be exactly who she thought she was.