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Archive for Friday, January 21, 2011

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Lawrence High girls vs. Emporia Lawrence High boys vs. Highland Park The day in photos, January 21, 2011
Podcasts
Polls
A new Gallup poll shows the number of Americans drinking alcohol is at a 25-year high. How many drinks do you have per week?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t drink
 
38%
5+
 
32%
1-5
 
29%
Total 1646
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
"Kansas Pride, the American Bison" by Gary Ozias, the Kansas plain, rough and independent, not domesticated and free. This painting is part of a collection commissioned by the Kansas Lottery to celebrate the state's 150th birthday and was selected to be featured on the scratch ticket. Lottery commemorating Kansas’ 150th birthday with 10 paintings of the state
January 19, 2011 in print edition on 5A
The Kansas Lottery is commemorating Kansas’ 150th birthday with 10 paintings of the state, which will be on display from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Landmark National Bank, 4621 W. Sixth St.
6:00 a.m.
Maintenance worker Chet Eisenhower had his light on while clearing the sidewalks Wednesday at Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. A snowstorm entered Lawrence Wednesday afternoon, dumping about five inches by evening with snow continuing to fall. City’s overtime concerns to affect Lawrence snow shoveling ordinance
January 21, 2011 in print edition on 1A
There may be one thing City Hall leaders hate worse than covered city sidewalks: overtime. Under the city’s snow shoveling ordinance, sidewalks covered by Wednesday’s snow storm need to be cleared by 8 a.m. Saturday. But city officials confirmed Thursday that city inspectors won’t be out investigating complaints until 8 a.m. Monday.
10:00 a.m.
In this 2008 file photo, Republican Rep. Tom Sloan talks to a supporter on his phone at the Douglas County Courthouse after defeating Democrat John Wilson in the 45th District House race. Statehouse Live: Rep. Tom Sloan’s proposal on school finance may have been trumped
January 20, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Sloan is chair of the House Vision 2020 Committee, which earlier this week filed a bill that would set up the “constitutional education suitability commission” and present findings to the Legislature by Dec. 1, 2012.
2:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Watkins KU’s Watkins, the first scholarship hall in the nation, to celebrate 150th birthday of benefactor
January 20, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A group of Watkins Scholarship Hall alumnae and students will gather this weekend to commemorate the 150th birthday of the hall’s benefactor, Elizabeth Watkins, whose generosity has benefited Kansas University and Lawrence for generations after her death.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas head coach Bill Self steers clear as Texas center Dexter Pittman (34) and Kansas forward Marcus Morris (22) crash into the Jayhawks bench going for a loose ball in the first half, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. KU basketball coach Bill Self: Texas is terrific
January 21, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self sat in front of his big-screen TV on Wednesday night and watched the Jayhawks’ next opponent, Texas, rout rival Texas A&M, 81-60, in Austin.

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U.S. Appeals Court Judge Deanell Tacha moving to senior status next week, still in running for Pepperdine law deanship
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
A Lawrence federal appeals court judge is taking senior status, a move that will create a vacancy on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signs order to abolish state Parole Board
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A12
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced Friday that a veteran warden will run a state corrections system beset by overcrowding and still facing questions about the past management of its women’s prison.
KU interviewing first candidate for new position of vice chancellor for public affairs
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A2
A senior associate to the president of the University of Nebraska is the first announced candidate for Kansas University’s new position of vice chancellor for public affairs.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback names new corrections secretary
January 21, 2011
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback names El Dorado prison warden Ray Roberts as the state’s new corrections secretary, who will oversee a prison system beset by crowding and questions about its women’s prison.
Kansas Supreme Court orders re-arguments in medical malpractice lawsuit
12:07 p.m., January 21, 2011 Updated 05:11 p.m. in print edition on A1
In a rare move, a highly watched medical malpractice lawsuit will be re-argued before the Kansas Supreme Court.
Group hoping to get KAWR, a community radio station, up and running in Lawrence
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
In 2007, Kevin Kennedy saw an opportunity. Slowly but surely that opportunity became an idea, then a reality.
Crews finish plowing Lawrence residential streets; More snow expected Saturday and Sunday
January 21, 2011
City Hall officials are now reporting that all residential streets in the city have been plowed.
Town Talk: Question about Quiznos future; trash service streak continues; Corliss to be evaluated; Oread issues upcoming
January 21, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
Statehouse Live: Brownback mum on repeal of in-state tuition for children of some illegal immigrants
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
He said he supports a proposal to require voters show a photo ID to vote and proof of citizenship to register to vote. But on the in-state issue, he declined to weigh in.
First Bell: Middle school naming advice: Avoid massacre-leading border ruffians; latest snow day won’t be made up; candidate filing deadline is noon Tuesday
January 21, 2011
Time for a another edition of First Bell, a rundown of news and other educational items involving schools in the area.
Heard on the Hill: Deferred maintenance report cites strange buildings; Moesers organ recital set for Feb. 4; Air Force band coming to campus, too
January 21, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Best Of Lawrence returns Monday
January 21, 2011
You’ve helped us nominate candidates, now vote on the town’s best Monday
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt picks state government veteran John Campbell as top deputy
January 21, 2011
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s top deputy is a veteran state government employee who held the same job under one of Schmidt’s predecessors.
Style Scout: Beau Bruns
January 21, 2011
Tell us a secret: My favorite band is Dream Theater.
Style Scout: Mercedes Loftin
January 21, 2011
“I like to mix vintage and new, and most of the time I opt for comfort/weather appropriate apparel — but I love to get dressed up!”
Pittsburg State University Career Clothes Closet helps students dress the part for interviews
January 21, 2011
Finding the right thing to wear to an interview is getting easier for Pittsburg State University students.
Longtime military man Randy Masten enters school board race
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
A former Pentagon employee and longtime military man has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Lawrence school board.
Six sophomores avoiding second-year slumps
Colorado guard Alec Burks lone Big 12 selection on list of midseason standouts
January 21, 2011 in print edition on B4
Imagine John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins still on the court together at Kentucky, instead of being among the NBA’s best rookies.
KU student reports vehicle stolen in 800 block of Illinois Street
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old female Kansas University student reported to Lawrence police early Wednesday morning that someone had taken her 2007 Toyota Rav4 vehicle, valued at $18,000, without permission sometime between 1:45 a.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday from the 800 block of Illinois Street. Officers later recovered the vehicle.
Railroad officials report air horns stolen near Fifth and Locust
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
Union Pacific Railroad officials notified Lawrence police Wednesday that someone had stolen two metal air horns, valued at $3,000, from an area near Fifth and Locust streets in North Lawrence. The horns were taken sometime between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Trailer stolen from Lonnie’s Recycling in North Lawrence
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
The owner of Lonnie’s Recycling, 501 Maple St., reported to Lawrence police Wednesday that someone stole an 18-foot orange flatbed trailer, valued at $1,000 from the North Lawrence business sometime between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Missouri man reports concrete forms stolen in Pomona
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 57-year-old Reed Springs, Mo., man reported to Franklin County Sheriff’s officers Tuesday that someone had stolen 150 to 200 concrete forms, valued at more than $3,000 total, from his property in Pomona.
Copper wire reported stolen from Lyon-Coffey Rural Electric
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
Lyon-Coffey Rural Electric reported Tuesday morning to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office that copper ground wire that runs from top to bottom of about 35 of its power poles were cut and stolen throughout the county. Loss was estimated at $3,400.
LMH employee Tyler Palmer announces candidacy for school board
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A5
Lawrence resident Tyler Palmer is throwing his hat into the ring, announcing his candidacy for a seat on the Lawrence school board.
Maintenance backlog grows at Kansas public universities
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A3
The backlog of maintenance and repair projects at the state’s public universities continues to increase, although it fell slightly at Kansas University, according to a report released Thursday.
Longtime Lawrence workout participants to roast ‘Red Dog’
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A3
Some longtime “doggies” of Red Dog’s Dog Days are lining up to skewer Red Dog himself during a roast Saturday night.
Charges filed in aggravated assault incident at Community Building
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 22-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault Wednesday afternoon at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St., after an alleged altercation with a 28-year-old man over a basketball game there.
LHS boys basketball struggles in fourth quarter of loss
January 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High coach Mike Lewis knew the Lions had to slow down Wichita East in order to have a chance to win.
FSHS boys basketball falls in McPherson
January 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
The Free State boys basketball team lost to Wichita Heights, 78-59, on Thursday in the first round of the McPherson Invitational.
Outlook dim for southeast Kansas casino
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A10
The Kansas Lottery still has no proposals from developers for building a state-owned casino in the state’s southeast corner, and has set a new application deadline of April 21.
KU football’s Brad Thorson to play in NFL Players Association Game
January 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas senior offensive lineman Brad Thorson has been selected to play in the NFL Players Association Game, which will take place on Feb. 5 in San Antonio. The game was formerly known as the Texas vs. The Nation all-star game.
KU football coach Turner Gill to host Football in February events
January 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas football coach Turner Gill will host four special Football in February events to showcase KU’s 2011 football recruiting class and give fans an opportunity to visit with Gill and new athletic director Sheahon Zenger.
Mark Donovan promoted to Chiefs president
January 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
The Kansas City Chiefs have promoted Mark Donovan to team president. He and general manager Scott Pioli will share power and both report directly to owner and CEO Clark Hunt.
Carmelo Anthony trade drama continues
January 21, 2011 in print edition on B2
Carmelo Anthony was hammered by J.R. Smith during a spirited 5-on-5 scrimmage at practice on Thursday. When he stepped to the line, his Denver Nuggets teammates began booing and jeering and scoffing the All-Star forward — just like the home crowd has been doing lately.
Former KU golfer Gary Woodland sits three strokes back at Bob Hope Classic
January 21, 2011 in print edition on B2
Jhonattan Vegas isn’t exactly sure how his Venezuelan parents came up with the unusual spelling of his first name.
KU basketball coach Bill Self: Texas is terrific
January 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self sat in front of his big-screen TV on Wednesday night and watched the Jayhawks’ next opponent, Texas, rout rival Texas A&M, 81-60, in Austin.
City’s overtime concerns to affect Lawrence snow shoveling ordinance
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A1
There may be one thing City Hall leaders hate worse than covered city sidewalks: overtime. Under the city’s snow shoveling ordinance, sidewalks covered by Wednesday’s snow storm need to be cleared by 8 a.m. Saturday. But city officials confirmed Thursday that city inspectors won’t be out investigating complaints until 8 a.m. Monday.
Chiefs’ Matt Cassel replacing Tom Brady in Pro Bowl
January 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Once again, Matt Cassel is coming off the bench to replace his injured buddy Tom Brady.
Eudora’s Mays named MVP at bowl game
January 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
Eudora High senior Boomer Mays was recently named defensive MVP for the West squad in the All-American Bowl in Baton Rouge, La.
Generous tax breaks make reform difficult
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A6
Nine in 10 Americans will find the maze of credits, deductions and exemptions on their tax forms so confusing and difficult that they’ll hire someone or turn to special computer software to fill out their returns. Even the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service says he pays someone to do his taxes.
Wal-Mart pushing for healthier food
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A6
Attention, Walmart shoppers: The food in your cart, from fruit drinks to salad dressing, may soon get healthier.
Lego sculpture exhibit coming to Washburn University’s Mulvane Art Museum
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A10
A collection of sculptures made from Legos will go on display this summer at Washburn University’s Mulvane Art Museum.
KU hoops notebook: Travis Releford practices
January 21, 2011 in print edition on B1
KU sophomore Travis Releford, who has missed the last three games after spraining his left ankle in the first half of the Jan. 9 Michigan game, practiced on Thursday.
Pump Patrol
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.09 at several stations.
GOP should debunk health bill figures
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
Suppose someone — say, the president of United States — proposed the following: We are drowning in debt. More than $14 trillion right now. I’ve got a great idea for deficit reduction. It will yield a savings of $230 billion over the next 10 years: We increase spending by $540 billion while we increase taxes by $770 billion.
Fluoride concern
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
Nearly two weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommended lowering the levels of fluoride in drinking water.
JFK inspired youthful outlook
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
Once upon a time, on a snow-filled day when we were young, we saw a man give a speech from a podium in front of the Capitol building. Do you remember?
Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas say they spoke at dinners hosted by Charles Koch
January 21, 2011
Two Supreme Court justices have clarified their past relationship with Koch Industries, the energy company that has been criticized by liberal groups for secretive and excessive sway on public policymakers and events.
Name delay
With the many challenges currently facing the Lawrence school district, renaming local junior high/middle schools can wait.
January 21, 2011 in print edition on A8
A project doesn’t have to cost a lot of money for it to be costly.
Prosecutors appeal sentences over Kansas court fraud case
January 21, 2011
Federal prosecutors are appealing the sentences handed down to a Wichita city court employee and a bounty hunter in a scheme to alter court records.
TransCanada Corp. secures contracts for Bakken pipeline spur
January 21, 2011
TransCanada Corp. says it has secured enough contracts with U.S. oil shippers to allow capacity on its proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Charges may be filed in 2007 death of Topeka man
January 21, 2011
The 2007 shooting death of a Topeka man is getting new attention, and will be presented to the Shawnee County District Attorney for possible charges.
’Brooke Alvarez’ is the face of ‘Onion News Network’
January 21, 2011
Fans of fake news should not miss the pitch-perfect parody “Onion News Network” (9 p.m., IFC). A send-up of the loud, vacant and self-absorbed content of most cable news and much local news, ONN “stars” Suzanne Sena as the vain, aggressive and brittle host Brooke Alvarez, a woman who inserts herself into every story.
25 years ago: Popular restaurant to reopen under new ownership
January 21, 2011
The Cornucopia Restaurant, which had been closed on Jan. 13, was tentatively scheduled to reopen in late February or early March.
Horoscope for Jan. 21
January 21, 2011
This year, you are able to assert yourself without others being offended. People close to you actually might be relieved to see a stronger yet diplomatic you. If single, you might not really be sure if someone cares. If attached, do not take your sweetie for granted. Caring comes back in multiples. Virgo knows how to key into you.
40 years ago: ‘Kirby’s Lunch’ restaurant closes its doors after more than two decades
January 21, 2011
Kirby’s Lunch, 616 Mass., had been serving up hamburgers and bowls of chili for 22 years.
100 years ago: Female student at KU Med makes highest grade in state
January 21, 2011
“A Kansas co-ed was one of sixty-five to take the recent state medical examination at Kansas City, and of this number she made the highest grade in the competitive quiz.”
LHS swim meet Friday
January 21, 2011 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence High Invitational swimming and diving meet that was originally scheduled for Thursday will now take place Friday.