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Charlette and Tom Blubaugh expected to plead guilty in KU ticket scandal case
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A1
Two more former employees of Kansas Athletics Inc. are scheduled to plead guilty for their roles in a tickets scheme.
Contract to sell Alvamar golf course expires; investors open talks with two other potential buyers
January 18, 2011
Alvamar Inc. no longer has a contract to sell its two Lawrence golf courses and other recreational assets and operations to out-of-state investors for management by a national operator.
Jury trial begins for Topeka man accused of robbing Lawrence convenience store
January 18, 2011
Jurors began hearing evidence Tuesday afternoon during a trial for a 22-year-old Topeka man accused of robbing a Lawrence convenience store in August 2009.
$1,000 reward offered for information about shooting at Baker University residence hall
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A2
Baker University has agreed to fund a $1,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in connection with shots that were fired Sunday morning at a campus dormitory, Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis said Tuesday.
KU, Lawrence schools work to help disturbed students, provide safe classrooms, campuses
January 18, 2011 in print edition on C6
Kansas University and the Lawrence school district have policies and procedures in place to help educators, staffers and others identify disturbed students and get them the help they may need.
Four Lawrence residents among applicants for Kansas appeals court
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
Nineteen people, including four from Lawrence, have applied for a position on the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Sunflower Broadband’s new owners change name to Knology
January 18, 2011
So long, Sunflower. Hello, Knology. The new owners of Lawrence’s Sunflower Broadband officially changed the name of the service Tuesday to Knology.
Mysteries remain 25 years after abandoned baby found at Lawrence apartment building
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A1
It didn’t seem all that unusual for a box to be sitting in the stairwell of Jana Cook and Kathleen Zans’ apartment complex 25 years ago Wednesday.
Deciphera, Eli Lilly extend cancer collaboration for another year
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A3
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals is extending its research partnership with Eli Lilly and Co. for another year.
Douglas County task force releases report on open space and historic preservation priorities
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A1
A group tasked by the Douglas County Commission with deciding how to best spend $350,000 on open space and historic preservation has released a report that details just that.
Scheduling conflict forces cancellation of Wednesday morning’s Mobile Food Pantry
January 18, 2011
Ballard Community Services is canceling its Mobile Food Pantry that was scheduled for Wednesday morning.
Lawrence woman arrested in connection with injury to boyfriend
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police arrested a 23-year-old Lawrence woman Tuesday morning on charges of aggravated battery and child endangerment after her boyfriend alleged she cut him on the elbow.
Statehouse Live: Bill filed would require use of database to check workers’ citizenship status
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
Supporters of E-Verify say it will help keep out illegal immigrants, but critics say the system has holes and could result in businesses being unfairly punished.
Lawrence motorcycle enthusiasts prepare for 2011 Bike Show and Swapmeet
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A5
Lawrence resident Jim Sneegas is still deciding which one of his old motorcycles he will put in the 2011 Bike Show and Swapmeet on Feb. 6. He has plenty of options.
Statehouse Live: Brownback’s proposed budget cut would hit Bert Nash
January 18, 2011 in print edition on C6
“The idea that you can cut $15 million out of mental health funding, and expect to save $15 million is incorrect,” said David Johnson, chief executive officer of Bert Nash.
Town Talk: Sunflower name change; McGrew to be honored by Chamber; HoJo finds Lawrence
10:31 a.m., January 18, 2011 Updated 02:05 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Kobach introduces legislation to require that voters in Kansas show photo identification
09:02 a.m., January 18, 2011 Updated 05:05 p.m. in print edition on A1
The NAACP and League of Women Voters has opposed many of the proposals, saying that they suppress voter turnout especially among minorities and the elderly.
First Bell: Could district sell names for middle schools?; Veritas students fight bullying, tobacco use; Lawrence High team to build in Vegas
January 18, 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: Students (still) won’t be back until Friday; Missouri offers new reason to raise tuition; Colorado student protests by paying his tuition with $1 bills
January 18, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Chili con carnage: Painfully hot ‘ghost chili’ popping up on Lawrence store shelves
12:00 a.m., January 18, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B10
It’s officially recognized as the hottest chili pepper in the world and we tried tried them just to be sure.
Local soccer podcaster gaining global following after scoring Landon Donovan interview
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A3
There may be an ocean between them, but they’re united by one passion: football. Or soccer, depending on which side of that ocean you’re on.
Twin-spired: Marcus and Markieff Morris lead ‘beautiful’ showing against Baylor
January 18, 2011 in print edition on B1
It’s tough to find the right words to describe the ultra-productive, utterly dominant play of Kansas University’s basketball team in the first half of Monday’s 85-65 victory at Baylor.
Grand jury probes John Edwards’ spending on affair
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
A federal criminal investigation targeting John Edwards is examining how much the two-time presidential candidate knew about money used to cover up his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock child and whether other practices of his violated campaign finance laws, people involved in the case have told The Associated Press.
Jayhawks put on quite a show vs. Baylor Bears
January 18, 2011 in print edition on B1
A stunning 35 scouts and 10 general managers from 21 of the 30 NBA teams attended Monday night’s Big 12 Conference game in the jacked and packed Ferrell Center.
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks canine program looking for recruits
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A6
Officer Allie is retiring after a long and productive law enforcement career.
Basketball coaches play down importance of Lawrence High vs. Free State showdown
January 18, 2011 in print edition on B1
For Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood and Free State counterpart Bryan Duncan, tonight’s game between the Firebirds and Lions is just another game on the schedule.
Phil Pressey leads No. 13 MU past K-State
January 18, 2011 in print edition on B3
Pay no attention to the glove Phil Pressey wears on his shooting hand to protect a broken ring finger. The Missouri freshman guard certainly doesn’t.
Robinson Tejeda, Royals agree to $1.55 million deal
January 18, 2011 in print edition on B2
Right-hander Robinson Tejeda and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $1.55 million, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
Bears praise KU; Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew: Jayhawks were ‘efficient’
January 18, 2011 in print edition on B4
Following Kansas University’s 79.3-percent shooting performance in the first half Monday night, Baylor coach Scott Drew could only blame his defense so much.
Eco devo efforts
Trimming the number of state economic development agencies may be a good way to tighten the state budget.
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
Consolidating a couple of state economic development agencies under the Department of Commerce could be a valid budget-cutting strategy for Kansas.
Nadal advances quickly in first round of Australian Open
January 18, 2011 in print edition on B2
Rafael Nadal’s quest to complete his “Rafa Slam” at the Australian Open started with a first-round victory that lasted only 47 minutes and helped conserve plenty of energy.
NFL playoff teams looking for lack of respect
January 18, 2011 in print edition on B2
Nobody believed in them. Only the people in their locker room thought they could get this far. They are a team of destiny, and Super Bowl XLV is just one win away.
KU hoops notebook: Marcus Morris named Big 12 player of the week
January 18, 2011 in print edition on B5
Kansas University junior forward Marcus Morris on Monday was named Big 12 player of the week for the second time this season. Baylor’s Perry Jones was tapped rookie of the week, also for the second time in 2010-11.
Nation reaches out, reflects on nonviolence in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A6
The nation observed the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday with thousands volunteering for service projects and more reflecting on his lessons of nonviolence and civility in the week following the shootings in Arizona.
Wichita State grad designs postage stamp celebrating neon
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A10
A Wichita State University graduate student has designed a U.S. postage stamp that celebrates neon.
Pump patrol
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.97 at several stations.
Palin explains ’blood libel’ comment
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A6
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, defending herself against criticism following the Tucson, Ariz., shootings, said Monday that she used the term “blood libel” to describe comments made by those who falsely tried to link conservatives to the assassination attempt against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Jim Ryun helping collect signatures to urge GOP Rep. Mike Pence to run in 2012 presidential election
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A6
An independent campaign to draw GOP Rep. Mike Pence into the 2012 presidential race is under way, with a veteran of the Reagan White House launching a petition drive on Monday urging him to enter the primary contests.
Jayhawks in the NBA
January 18, 2011 in print edition on B3
Here is a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes 3rd medical leave
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A7
Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs is taking his second medical leave of absence in two years, raising serious questions about his health and the leadership of a company at the forefront of a personal computing revolution.
After monthlong protests, Tunisia announces new government
January 18, 2011
Tunisia took a step toward democracy and reconciliation Monday, promising to free political prisoners and opening its government to opposition forces long shut out of power — but the old guard held onto the key posts, angering protesters.
Misplaced blame
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
Sarah Palin and others on the right critical of our wayward drift are now being blamed for the Tucson, Arizona, shootings.
Arts funding
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
Why should government support the arts is a good question.
Societal factors
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
In the Jan. 13 Journal-World, Charles Krauthammer (“Tucson shooting not driven by politics”) argues that mental illness alone caused the Tucson tragedy, and that it is “reckless” for Paul Krugman, among other writers, to link the tragedy to anything beyond one man’s isolated psychosis.
U.S. must match China in classroom
January 18, 2011 in print edition on A8
Chinese President Hu Jintao is coming to Washington amid much gnashing of teeth over whether Chinese power is growing as U.S. might wanes.
100 years ago: New factory proposed for Lawrence
January 18, 2011
“A $30,000 factory employing at first twenty-five men and increasing its payroll to 250 within a year is the possibility which the Imperial Heater Co. offers Lawrence.”
25 years ago: Proposed demolition of Oread neighborhood house angers local preservationists
January 18, 2011
The planned demolition of a house at 915 Ohio had local preservationists upset.
Boy crashes school bus into football stadium at Southeast of Saline Secondary School
January 18, 2011
Officials in a central Kansas school district are looking at possibly expensive repairs after a child drove a school bus into a wall at a football stadium.
40 years ago: LHS debate team wins first state championship
January 18, 2011
Lawrence High School had won its first state debate championship during the state meet at Washburn University on the previous Saturday.
Former death row inmate to speak at Wichita State University
January 18, 2011
A former death row inmate from Florida will speak next month at Wichita State University.
Free dental clinic to be offered at Kansas State Fairgrounds
January 18, 2011
A group called the Kansas Mission of Mercy is planning for a large turnout at its free dental care clinic this weekend in Hutchinson.
Tune In: ‘Pioneers’ recalls sci-fi’s golden age
January 18, 2011
Tonight’s “Pioneers of Television” (7 p.m., PBS, check local listings) glances back at the golden age of science-fiction storytelling and looks at the career and sometime rivalry of three figures: Gene Roddenberry, Irwin Allen and Rod Serling.
Horoscope for Jan. 18
January 18, 2011
This year you open up to many new concepts. How this process begins will be your call. If you honor your inner voice, your life will flow. If single, meeting people is easy. Developing a relationship is another issue. Look to summer 2011 for an exciting romantic opportunity. If attached, walk away from fighting. Cancer has the same issues as you. Their approach is different.