Archive for Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Wearing his replica Landon Donovan jersey, Lawrence resident Eric Howell prepares for the start of his weekly soccer podcast with friend Peter McPartland, who lives in Liverpool, England. Local soccer podcaster gaining global following after scoring Landon Donovan interview
January 18, 2011 in print edition on 3A
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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaks during a news conference about his legislation for fighting election fraud, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach introduces legislation to require that voters in Kansas show photo identification
9:02 a.m., January 18, 2011 Updated 5:05 p.m. in print edition on 1A
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.
9:30 a.m.
Rodger Johnson, CEO of Knology talks about the company's new presence in Lawrence after purchasing Sunflower Broadband from the World Company. 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.
11:45 a.m.
Online chat
Westar Energy's SmartStar program director answers your questions about smart meters being installed in Lawrence
January 19, 2011
Hal Jensen, director of Lawrence's SmartStar program for Westar Energy, will answer your question about the smart meters being installed in Lawrence from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19.
11:59 a.m.
Online chat
Westar Energy's SmartStar program director answers your questions about smart meters being installed in Lawrence
January 19, 2011
Hal Jensen, director of Lawrence's SmartStar program for Westar Energy, will answer your question about the smart meters being installed in Lawrence from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19.
1:00 p.m.
A group of young dancers watches others perform during "The Snow Queen" 2007 rehearsals. This year, the show is being produced for the third time by the Lawrence Arts Center, though for the first time in three years. Creative cuts: Lawrence artists stand to lose thousands of dollars in Brownback’s proposed budget
January 19, 2011
The city’s arts community says it will suffer greatly if the governor truly eliminates funds to the Kansas Arts Commission.
1:00 p.m.
Online chat
Westar Energy's SmartStar program director answers your questions about smart meters being installed in Lawrence
January 19, 2011
Hal Jensen, director of Lawrence's SmartStar program for Westar Energy, will answer your question about the smart meters being installed in Lawrence from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19.
4:09 p.m.
Snow and traffic light problems near 15th and Iowa streets slowed cars as the snow started to fall Jan. 19, 2011. More than 3 inches of snow was on the ground before rush hour even started. Lawrence road crews begin plowing neighborhoods; Sidewalk snow ordinance deadline is 8 a.m. Saturday
12:00 a.m., January 20, 2011 Updated 11:19 a.m.
The National Weather Service is predicting another one to three inches of snow will fall in the Lawrence and Oskaloosa area as the rest of the winter storm moves through.
4:30 p.m.
Ghost chillis, native to India, are known as one of the hottest peppers on the planet. Lawrence restaurants such as Esquina have begun using the chilies in their salsas. 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 10B
It’s officially recognized as the hottest chili pepper in the world and we tried tried them just to be sure.
7:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Ron Holzwarth looks over a scattering of photographs of an ex-girlfriend, laid out on the floor of his apartment on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Holzwarth believes that the woman in the photographs, whose identity he will not reveal, abandoned their biological son, Baby John Doe, in a box in a stairwell of an apartment complex at 2400 Ala. on Jan. 19, 1986. Mysteries remain 25 years after abandoned baby found at Lawrence apartment building
January 18, 2011 in print edition on 1A
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.

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Pound foolish
Cutting state funding for community mental health services isn’t a good investment in the state’s future.
January 19, 2011 in print edition on A8
Kansans understand that the state is facing a difficult budget year, but even in a tough year, some cuts just don’t make sense.