Archive for Monday, January 17, 2011

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KU vs. Baylor The day in photos, January 17, 2011
How many Girl Scout cookies can you eat in one sitting?

Poll results

Response Percent
An entire box. I can’t stop once I start!
Definitely more than two, but less than a dozen.
I can limit myself to one or two.
Total 716

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Lawrence, regional leaders look to the future at MLK event
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A1
On the final day of the city of Lawrence’s weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy, residents gathered in the Kansas Union ballroom to pose the question: Now what?
Task force talks additions, subtractions as it studies future of local elementary schools
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A1
Renovate Cordley and Pinckney schools. Turn New York School into an early-childhood center. Replace both Sunset Hill and East Heights buildings with new, larger schools designed to meet the growing needs of district programs and student populations.
City of Lawrence wins nearly $500,000 grant to help build more affordable rental units
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A1
The city of Lawrence has won a nearly $500,000 housing grant to help build more affordable rental units in the community.
KU assistant professor discovers 20 species of water beetles in Suriname
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A4
Kansas University entomologist Andrew Short is not new to fieldwork.
Kansas Board of Regents pleased with Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposals
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A5
While their counterparts in the public school system have found plenty to complain about in Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposals, officials in the higher education system are feeling relatively lucky.
Douglas County emergency resources map combines support services from 91 agencies and organizations
02:21 p.m., January 17, 2011 Updated 09:44 p.m. in print edition on A3
Ninety-one agencies and organizations are available to Lawrence residents in crisis situations, and one collaborative project has brought them all together as part of a single, cohesive resource.
KU moves up to No. 2 in both polls
January 17, 2011
The Kansas men’s basketball team moved up a spot to No. 2 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today coaches polls released Monday.
Former KU great Wayne Simien discusses importance of mentoring at MLK event
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A2
Lawrence residents of all different races and ages woke up early Monday morning to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and hear Kansas University basketball great Wayne Simien speak.
Town Talk: Poehler project to be geared toward affordable rentals; city receives nearly $500,000 for rental project; foreclosures up 77 percent locally
January 17, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Statehouse Live: Livestock group opposes Brownback move to merge animal health department
January 17, 2011
Under the proposal, the animal health department would be placed within the Kansas Department of Agriculture, which is led by a Cabinet secretary appointed by the governor.
Marcus Morris wins Big 12 player of the week
January 17, 2011
Kansas forward Marcus Morris was selected as the Big 12’s player of the week, the conference announced Monday morning.
Best Of Lawrence goes gluten free, vegan and vegetarian
January 17, 2011
Help us make sure we include Lawrence’s best options for consideration
Kansas P-20 Council wants to stay in place, add similar regional education councils
January 17, 2011
In its final report, a Kansas advisory council on education recommends that the state have a permanent council like itself.
First Bell: Still seeking new names for middle schools; Kennedy (formerly Southeast Elementary) School celebrating 50 years; district budgets targeted for cuts
January 17, 2011
Time for a another edition of First Bell, an early-morning rundown of news and other educational items involving schools in the area.
Heard on the Hill: $100k donation kicks off civil engineering lecture series; how to tell the difference between a former police chief and a basketball coach; study abroad program heads to India
January 17, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Seabury boys basketball falls to Word of Life
January 17, 2011 in print edition on B5
Khadre Lane had 17 points and seven rebounds, and Skyler Malone had 13 rebounds in Seabury’s 60-48 high school boys basketball loss Friday to Wichita Word of Life at Seabury.
Edible landscapes: Lawrence activists want orchards for private, public use
January 17, 2011
Skyler Adamson would love it for any resident in Lawrence to be able to walk down the path in a park, through school grounds or out their own front door and get a quick snack.
Tea partiers monitoring their candidates in Washington
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A6
Welcome to Washington, tea partiers.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy pondered in wake of Arizona shootings
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A7
The federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. has taken on added meaning for most Americans this year, as they try to make sense of the violence in Arizona that left six people dead and a member of Congress fighting for her life.
Sharapova advances in Australian Open
January 17, 2011 in print edition on B2
Maria Sharapova won for the first time at Melbourne Park since taking the 2008 Australian Open title, beating Thai veteran Tamarine Tanasugarn, 6-1, 6-3, today in the opening match on center court.
Jets coach Rex Ryan has reached rock-star status
January 17, 2011 in print edition on B2
This is Rex Ryan’s world now, and everybody had better get braced for it.
National briefs: NL MVP Joey Votto signs $38 million deal
January 17, 2011 in print edition on B2
Joey Votto powered the Cincinnati Reds to their first playoff appearance in 15 years, winning the NL MVP award for a breakthrough season.
Bears clobber Seahawks, set up showdown against Green Bay
January 17, 2011 in print edition on B3
Football’s oldest rivalry has a grand new prize: a spot in the Super Bowl.
Big 12 commentary: Colorado, Texas A&M basketball making early noise
January 17, 2011 in print edition on B4
Texas A&M made the most of a big home week, and a distinct rumble continued from teams picked to the lower half of the conference.
Baylor big man Perry Jones could play big role in Big Monday battle with Kansas
January 17, 2011 in print edition on B1
Don’t look now, but after a lukewarm start, Baylor University freshman Perry Jones is beginning to live up to his billing as possible No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Kansas women’s basketball rallies, but falls short against Nebraska in OT
January 17, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson couldn’t much fault the comeback. What led to it and what followed were another matter. The Jayhawks rallied from a sluggish start and eventual 12-point deficit to force overtime, but ultimately fell to Nebraska, 75-61 in OT, on Sunday at Devaney Center.
KU basketball notebook: Baylor coach Scott Drew says KU team to beat in Big 12
January 17, 2011 in print edition on B5
Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew sees one team as overwhelming favorite to win the Big 12 Conference’s regular-season title. “I think Kansas has obviously shown the last few years … until somebody can take them down, they are the champs and capable of getting to 13, 14 wins,” Drew said of six-time defending champion KU, which travels to Ferrell Center for today’s 8:30 p.m. tipoff.
Topekan killed by police was depressed
January 17, 2011
The nephew of a man who was fatally shot by Topeka police officers last week said his uncle was suffering from depression and likely wanted to be shot.
Add to discussion
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A8
Tom Shewmon, your Jan. 13 letter was full of half-truths and innuendo just as your online posts.
Jets back up talk, trounce New England
January 17, 2011 in print edition on B3
Shonn Greene placed the ball on the ground and used it as a pillow, resting his head on it after scoring the Jets’ final touchdown of a stunning upset.
Civil discourse
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A8
The current debate over public discourse and its role in the Tucson shootings deserves some attention.
Gun didn’t win
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A8
The tragic shooting in Arizona was overcome by people, people who tackled the shooter and grabbed the magazine. Still six died.
Noted speeches held insight, idealism
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A8
This week, Americans will mark the 50th anniversary of the greatest inaugural address of the post-World War II period: John F. Kennedy’s stirring call to action, sacrifice and conscience, a speech remembered for his exhortation that Americans “ask not what your country can do for you.”
Underground resource
Research being conducted by the Kansas Geological Survey may provide the basis for a new industry in the state.
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A8
Natural resources that are removed from beneath the surface of Kansas — salt, natural gas and oil — already support profitable industries in the state.
House panel requests documents from Homeland Security
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A7
A House committee has asked the Homeland Security Department to provide documents about an agency policy that required political appointees to review many Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a letter obtained Sunday by The Associated Press.
Lawrence Community Blood Center seeking volunteers to make calls before monthly blood drives
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A2
The Community Blood Center needs volunteers to help with calls before monthly blood drives in Lawrence.
Bankruptcies for Jan. 17, 2011
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Divorces granted for Jan. 17, 2011
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A5
These divorces were granted in Douglas County District Court.
Marriage licenses issued for Jan. 17, 2011
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A5
These marriage licenses have been issued in Douglas County. to host SmartStar chat
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A5
You’ve been asking, so Westar Energy is going to answer.
Levi’s launches new ‘green’ jeans
January 17, 2011
Soft and dry? Levi’s introduces ‘waterless’ denim.
Teller’s staff steps up to help Lawrence patients in hospice care
January 17, 2011
Nancy Carter’s decision to enter hospice did not come easily, and no one understands that better than the nurses and volunteers who help families and patients through those end-of-life issues.
100 years ago: One-ton lumps of silver ore sitting unguarded on KU campus
January 17, 2011
“Several months ago the faculty of the engineering school concluded that some silver ore was needed for a certain class taking work in metallurgy, and a requisition was made on the richest mine in the west.”
40 years ago: Deadline set for airbags in new cars
January 17, 2011
The Department of Transportation said it was holding to its July 1, 1973, deadline for installation of “so-called air bags” in new cars.
25 years ago: Cornucopia Restaurant closes
January 17, 2011
After nearly 12 years of operation as a local favorite, the Cornucopia Restaurant, 1801 Mass., had closed on Jan. 13.
The price of beauty: Women cutting costs on cosmetics
January 17, 2011
As a former makeup artist, Erin Brown developed a love of expensive cosmetics early on. But with the sinking of the economy and the birth of her first child, she’s found herself turning to cheaper brands while trying for similar results.
Slice of Life: Kansas weather keeps roofer thinking on his feet
January 17, 2011
Keeping a good roof over your head these days is harder than it used to be. Kansas weather and the rising cost of updated materials can wreck havoc on one’s abode. Ask veteran roofer Andrew Conklin, owner of Andy’s Roofing.
Double Take: College freshman feels “stuck” between past and present
January 17, 2011
If you’re looking to the future, fear is a dirty lens. Wipe it clean and take another look.
Remnant Rehab: Make your own outdoor furniture covers
January 17, 2011
Last summer, I bought new patio furniture. To keep it good as new, I’m trying to protect it from the elements. I brought the chairs into the garage and came up with a plan to cover the table.
Mass St. Chic: Start adding spring trends to your closet
January 17, 2011
As we wade through winter, let us look forward to spring. Check out spring 2011 ready-to-wear collections and attempt to incorporate the season’s trends into your own winter wardrobes right now. Read on for the dish on a few new fashion trends and style suggestions in accompaniment.
River City Jules: Nice minivan, ma’am
January 17, 2011
It’s not so much that we were about to purchase a minivan this week. I accepted the fact long ago that I was far too practical of a person and lacked far too much eye-hand coordination to ever own an SUV and was, therefore, destined to contain my herd behind sliding doors.
Fix-It Chick: Simplify removal of mastic and other adhesives
January 17, 2011
Removing mastic or other adhesive from a floor after linoleum, tile or carpet has been razed is a tedious, labor-intensive job. Using a multi-step approach will make the job a little easier and slightly less stressful.
Kansas rookie TE Jimmay Mundine a ‘stud’ in the making
January 17, 2011 in print edition on B1
He has yet to play an actual down for Kansas University’s football team, but red-shirt freshman Jimmay Mundine already has created some competition.
U.S. pomp to improve tone of China relations
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A6
Chinese leader Hu Jintao is being feted in Washington this week with a lavish state banquet at the White House and other pomp usually reserved for close friends and allies — all intended to improve the tone of relations between a risen, more assertive and prosperous China and the U.S. superpower in a tenuous economic recovery.
Capitol Report for Jan. 17
Weekly summary of events at the Kansas Statehouse
January 17, 2011 in print edition on A3
During his State of the State speech Wednesday, Gov. Sam Brownback received the most thunderous applause and standing ovation from his fellow Republicans when he said the Legislature, not the courts, should resolve the school finance issue.
The Runner, the Baker, the Wedding Cake Maker: Sweetening a Winter Classic
January 17, 2011
Well, I warned you. I love to combine my passions for sports and baking. And this is what happens. Winter Classic cupcakes.
Horoscopes for Jan. 17
January 17, 2011
This year, you swing with ease between work mode and social mode.
MTV’s ‘Skins,’ Syfy’s ‘Being Human’ highlight Monday night of TV remakes
January 17, 2011
If at first you don’t succeed, make the same mistake all over again.