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Historic Kansas cabin an elemental part of folk-song history
January 16, 2011
As the sun dips below the skyline and the bone-chilling cold of a long winter’s night settles over Brewster Higley’s cabin, all signs of the 21st century disappear.
Gunshots reported at Baker University early Sunday morning, no injuries reported
11:39 a.m., January 16, 2011 Updated 12:25 p.m. in print edition on A3
Multiple gunshots were reported outside Irwin Hall on Baker University’s campus early this morning, according to a news release issued by Baker University spokesman Steve Rottinghaus.
Fatality accident in Franklin County, north of Pomona reported overnight
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 53-year-old Franklin County man died early Sunday morning after a one-vehicle accident north of Pomona, according to a news released issued by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
Boomer Girl Diary: Humiliation insurance
12:16 a.m., January 16, 2011 Updated 12:16 a.m.
I come by my aversion to the insurance industry honestly. I was force-fed the concept of risk management at an early age.
Garden Calendar: Better know a woodpecker
12:04 a.m., January 16, 2011 Updated 12:04 a.m.
Ever wonder why woodpeckers peck? Or if the holes the birds chisel cause any real harm?
Micro-mini tractor pulls provide big value for Lawrence man
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A3
It all starts with some gears and a mini engine. Then some smoothed rubber wheels and a body. A couple other details and then the most important one — the hitch. That’s what pulls the real weight around here.
Rescued parrots find homes at event
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A3
Volunteers from Beak n Wings Inc., a Shawnee-based parrot rescue agency, receive a lot of calls from potential parrot parents looking for a dream bird that’ll chat with them just like a friend.
Nebraska coach Doc Sadler fond of Allen Fieldhouse
Though winless there, NU coach fan of Kansas’ basketball home
January 16, 2011 in print edition on B4
For the past five years, Nebraska basketball coach Doc Sadler has come into Allen Fieldhouse and gone home with a loss. The trend continued Saturday, as Kansas University held on to beat Nebraska, 63-60, and sent Sadler and the Cornhuskers out losers in their final game in Lawrence before bolting the Big 12 for the Big Ten next season.
Selby sits and other Kansas basketball notes
January 16, 2011 in print edition on B5
Kansas University freshman Josh Selby, who had three points, four turnovers, one steal and no assists, sat the final 16 minutes. The combo guard was into the game emotionally, cheering as KU overcame a 10-point second-half deficit.
Thomas Robinson helps KU rebound against Huskers
January 16, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University forward Thomas Robinson sat on the bench most of the first half wishing he could help out his teammates against Nebraska’s big men. “It made me really, really mad,” Robinson said, “seeing that we got beat on the glass like that.”
School board rewarding job, veterans say
Several positions open in county districts; filing deadline is Jan. 25
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A1
You can advocate for education, learn about yourself, shape the community’s future and make the tough decisions that can improve children’s lives — and more.
Lecture series focus: 20th century Mount Rushmore
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A1
An upcoming presidential lecture series at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics will be a homecoming for the institute’s first full-time director.
Jayhawk becomes 2-star general
Skills learned at KU employed in missions
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A1
Maj. Gen. Gary Patton doesn’t mince words about the importance of his mission to properly train the police and army in Afghanistan.
Free State wrestlers take 30th in Basehor
January 16, 2011
The Free State wrestling team finished 30th at the Bobcat Classic on Saturday at Basehor-Linwood High.
Wright-Conklin leads Lawrence High wrestlers in Newton
January 16, 2011
Junior Reece Wright-Conklin won the title in his weight class to lead the Lawrence High wrestling team to a seventh-place finish in the Newton Invitational on Saturday.
Time for trash talking is over for Jets and Patriots
January 16, 2011
Stop the chatter. It’s time for the sound that really matters. The opening whistle.
Prosecutor adds charge for homicide suspect
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A4
Prosecutors have added a kidnapping charge for a Hutchinson homicide suspect after a co-defendant was acquitted of murder.
Kansas volunteer firefighter suffers heart attack, dies
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
A north-central Kansas volunteer firefighter has died after suffering a heart attack while fighting a blaze.
Sweating buckets: Jayhawks survive scare from NU, 63-60
January 16, 2011 in print edition on B1
It looked as if it might be time finally to wave bye-bye to Kansas University’s 68-game homecourt basketball win streak.
Rodgers stars for Packers against Falcons
January 16, 2011
As Aaron Rodgers trotted off the field, savoring another playoff win, he was serenaded with chants of “Go, Pack, Go!”
National briefs: LHP Chen set to re-sign with Royals
January 16, 2011 in print edition on B2
Free-agent pitcher Bruce Chen is set to re-sign with the Kansas City Royals, agreeing to a $2 million, one-year contract.
Steelers rally for win against Ravens
January 16, 2011
A most fitting comeback for Ben Roethlisberger.
Record $14 trillion-plus deficit weighs on Congress
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
The United States just passed a dubious milestone: Government debt surged to an all-time high, topping $14 trillion — $45,300 for each and everyone in the country.
Cards’ GM mum on Pujols contract
January 16, 2011 in print edition on B2
Albert Pujols will sign autographs for $175 a pop today at the St. Louis Cardinals’ Winter Warmup. The team has until the start of spring training to get the three-time NL MVP to sign a new contract.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for week of Jan. 16
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A2
Road work planned this week.
MLK chili feed set for Tuesday
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A12
New York School will host its 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Chili Feed on Tuesday to celebrate this year’s theme, “Beyond the Dream. Now What?”
Fame not an end in itself
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A11
It has always struck me as a vivid illustration of the way we’ve been transformed by the omnipresence of media. Time was, little boys dreamed of being cops, cowboys and superheroes. But that was long ago.
Growth of what?
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A11
The editorial “Poor example” (Jan. 13) asserts that the city is difficult for new business. The evidence offered is the denial of the rezoning sought by Lowe’s, which is claimed to cost the city 120 jobs and new sales taxes. This is not correct.
Around and about in local business
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A7
Local business news the week ending January 15, 2010.
Mortgages
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A6
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 76 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
Mideast asks after Tunisian riots: Where next?
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A9
The stunning collapse of Tunisia’s long-ruling president brought cheers from the streets and a flood of messages on Middle East websites Saturday with one overriding question: Could it happen next in Egypt or other iron-fist regimes in the region?
KU swimming team wins in Nebraska
January 16, 2011
The Kansas University swimming and diving team won 14 of 16 events as the Jayhawks defeated Nebraska, 180.5-114.5, Saturday in Devaney Natatorium.
100 years ago: KU students ride bobsleds for one mile down Indiana Street
January 16, 2011
“The glaze of sleet which coated all brick pavements last night afforded perfect conditions for coasting. Immediately after supper the students began gathering on hill sides with bobs, and by 9 o’clock the avenues were crowded with swiftly flying sleds.”
40 years ago: Most daily newspapers still only ten cents a copy
January 16, 2011
The American Newspaper Publishers Association reported that most U.S. newspapers were still only charging ten cents for a daily paper.
25 years ago: Townhome construction approved for Yankee Tank Creek area
January 16, 2011
Lawrence city commissioners unanimously approved a rezoning request allowing development of 100 townhomes in Parkway Gardens Addition.
Tune In: Golden Globes have gained luster over time
January 16, 2011
Ricky Gervais returns to host the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards (7 p.m., NBC). Red-carpet shenanigans begin at 6 p.m.
Horoscope for Jan. 16
January 16, 2011
This year, use a sense of caution well, knowing when to back off. Extremes mark this period, with a sense of indulgence often emerging. If you are single, do carefully check out anyone you relate to. Someone might not be the person you think he or she is. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from private time together. Gemini always has another idea!
Year ahead looms as toughest yet for state budgets
January 16, 2011
States that already have raided their reserve funds, relied on borrowing or accounting gimmicks, and imposed deep cuts on schools, parks and public transit systems no longer can protect key services in the face of another round of multi-billion-dollar deficits.
Big 12 roundup: A&M edges Mizzou in OT; K-State annihilates Texas Tech
January 16, 2011 in print edition on B12
Khris Middleton squirmed as his teammates raved about his play. The sophomore forward said he doesn’t like all the attention.
Halstead man dies in rural house fire
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A5
A central Kansas man has died in a fire that engulfed his home.
Behind the Lens: Quality, not quantity, of light
12:00 a.m., January 16, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Keeping the sun behind you goes a long way to ensuring well-lit subjects, properly exposed images and a sun-burned neck. But breaking this rule can lead to more creative work.
Bears loss would go down as huge failure
January 16, 2011 in print edition on B2
Nothing illustrated the relaxed mind-set the Seahawks bring to Chicago better than coach Pete Carroll playfully answering a reporter’s cell phone earlier this week.
Faux laws empower executive branch
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A11
Unlike most of the 111 that preceded it, the 112th Congress must begin the process of restoring the national regime and civic culture the Founders bequeathed. This will require reviving the rule of law, reasserting the relevance of the Constitution, and affirming the reality of American exceptionalism.
Lawrence home sales fall in 2010 despite increase in number built
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A3
It was an odd year for Lawrence’s real estate and building industries, a new set of statistics show.
Lawrence software company Saavi Accountability helps monitor online addictions
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A3
As far as addictions go, this one is convenient.
Basketball capital?
January 16, 2011 in print edition on A11
Lawrence has a legitimate claim to basketball fame. We should try to capitalize on it.