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Body discovered in vehicle in 800 block of Tennessee Street, no signs of foul play
04:08 p.m., January 22, 2011 Updated 04:14 p.m.
The body of a 58-year-old woman was discovered Saturday morning in a vehicle in the 800 block of Tennessee Street, according to Lawrence police.
Thomas Robinson’s mother passes away
Sophomore still in town for Texas game
January 22, 2011
Kansas sophomore forward Thomas Robinson’s mother, Lisa, died Friday, Kansas University officials confirmed Saturday.
Garden Calendar: Protecting your trees against pine wilt
January 22, 2011
If you have a dead pine tree on your property, cut it down. Get rid of the beetle and nematode-infested wood by burning, burying or chipping it.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback formally creates Office of the Repealer
January 22, 2011
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has kept a campaign promise to establish an Office of the Repealer to target state laws and regulations for elimination.
Budding rivalry: Kansas, Texas to collide Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas and Texas have played some hotly-contested, wildly-entertaining basketball games since the 1996-97 season — the season the Big Eight Conference became the Big 12.
Seabury boys reach finals
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Johnny McDermott scored 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds, and Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team advanced to the finals of the McLouth Invitational with a 61-53 final over Jefferson West on Friday.
Kansas-Texas hoops: A look back
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
KU has compiled a 7-4 record versus Texas in the Bill Self era. Here’s a quick glance at each of the games:
UT’s Jordan Hamilton difficult matchup
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Upon leaving the New England Patriots because he didn’t have absolute authority on personnel decisions, renowned NFL coach Bill Parcells said, “They want you to cook the dinner. At least they should let you shop for the groceries.”
FSHS boys hoops beat SM East
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
The Free State High boys basketball team defeated Shawnee Mission East, 48-43, on Friday in the consolation semifinals of the McPherson Tournament.
KU baseball aide Graves promoted
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price announced on Friday that longtime assistant coach Ryan Graves was elevated to associate head coach.
Haskell women rally
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Sharon Forte scored 20 points and the Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team used a massive second-half surge to defeat Oklahoma Wesleyan, 59-44, on Friday at Coffin Complex.
LHS wrestling in third
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Five Lawrence High wrestlers advanced to the semifinals of the Blue Valley Northwest tournament, and the Lions sat in third place after the first day Friday.
Lengthy run turns back Lawrence boys hoops, 50-39
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
For Lawrence High boys basketball coach Mike Lewis, stopping runs is about maturity.
Slow start dooms LHS girls hoops
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
What’s been troubling the Lawrence High girls basketball team isn’t based in skill or game plan.
Veritas boys cruise
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Elijah Penny scored 23 points and Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team cruised past Whitefield Christian Academy, 51-38, on Friday night.
Look who’s leading: Former Jayhawk Woodland tied for first in California
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B1
Gary Woodland played basketball for a season at Div. II Washburn University, and the 6-foot guard still describes a 30-point loss to his beloved Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse as the biggest thrill of his life.
LHS swimming second
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Zach Andregg claimed Lawrence High’s only victory with a convincing win in the 500-yard freestyle, and the Lions placed second at their own swimming and diving invitational on Friday at Knox Natatorium.
Veritas girls basketball wins
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kayli Farley had 12 points, and Kristen Finger and Sarah McDermott each had 11 rebounds as Veritas Christian claimed a 36-20 high school girls basketball victory over Overland Park Whitefield Christian on Friday at the Eagles’ home.
Do pets pose threat to safe driving?
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
Man’s best friend is not a driver’s best friend.
Topeka man convicted of Conoco robbery
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A2
A Douglas County jury Friday afternoon convicted a 22-year-old Topeka man of robbing a Lawrence convenience store in August 2009.
In shake-up, Google tries to hold off new threats
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
Google is richer than ever, but it’s not as cool as it once was.
Gary Bedore’s basketball notebook: KU’s Travis Releford could play against Texas
January 22, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University sophomore guard Travis Releford, who has missed the last three games because of a left ankle sprain, practiced again Friday.
Why wasn’t ticket scam caught sooner?
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A3
All but one of the seven men and women charged in connection with the ticket scam in the Kansas University athletic department have pleaded or are expected to plead guilty.
New parks chief to stress Kansas tourism
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A4
Every year, Robin Jennison makes the journey from Topeka to his farm near Healy for the annual rite of fall — the opening day of pheasant season.
Competition lets KU students try to solve electric-car problem
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A3
Before Wednesday, Brian Segebrecht knew little about electric cars. Actually, it was more like “zero,” Segebrecht said.
Pump patrol
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.05 at several stations.
Abortion foes see chance for tougher restrictions
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A6
Buoyed by huge election gains for their allies, anti-abortion activists head into their annual March for Life rallies sensing a prime opportunity in many states to rein in the broad abortion access established 38 years ago by the Roe v. Wade decision.
Winter warriors: Snow is no obstacle to these hard-core bicycle commuters
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A1
In Lawrence, there is a group of winter warriors — hard-core bicycle commuters and recreationists — who keep on pedaling despite the snow.
Boston journalist raves about traveling to Wichita
January 22, 2011
Geoff Edgers returned to Boston after four days in Wichita last fall, stuffed full of chicken-fried steak and biscuits and gravy.
Kansas woman embarks on yearlong art journal
January 22, 2011
Amber Lucian Tyree has a lofty goal for 2011.As snow fell steadily on a recent morning, she jogged across her family’s rural farm fields on a quest to find something that would help her meet that goal.
Bingo to benefit Special Olympics
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A2
Douglas County Special Olympics is sponsoring bingo from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St., Building 21.
U.S., China should overcome differences
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A9
As expected, the meeting between President Hu Jintao and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington has drawn widespread attention from the two countries and the rest of the world.
Cloud County jail administrator sues over firing
January 22, 2011
A former Cloud County jail administrator is suing the county commission, saying she was fired after she complained about sexual harassment from her co-workers.
Ripe for repeal?
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A9
Let me get this straight. Conservative Republicans want to slash government programs and regulations. Yet our newly elected secretary of state, Kris Kobach, wants to establish the new requirement that everyone must show state-approved photo ID in order to vote.
Communities can reach out to mentally ill
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A9
But what should we do about the mentally ill who walk among us, stumbling toward what may be violent confrontations with authority?
Around and About for January 22, 2011
January 22, 2011
More than 500 undergraduate, graduate and nursing students at Baker University were awarded degrees during commencement ceremonies held Dec. 18-19 at the Collins Center.
In Cold Blood’ prosecutor Duane West cancels musical production
January 22, 2011
The man who prosecuted one of the most infamous murder cases in Kansas history has canceled plans to stage a play he wrote in Garden City.
Obama will try to put economy ‘into overdrive’
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A7
More than half the nation disapproves of President Barack Obama’s policies to reduce stubbornly high unemployment, a new Associated Press-GfK poll said Friday as Obama refocused his job-creation efforts on a business-friendly vision emphasizing innovation and exports to other countries.
Man suspected of murdering Great Bend teen challenges Kansas death penalty
January 22, 2011
The man accused of killing a teenager whose charred body was found at the Great Bend asphalt plant has challenged the constitutionality of the Kansas death penalty.
Kansas Commodity Classic features crop technology, marketing
January 22, 2011
The Kansas Commodity Classic will feature crop technology, marketing and coping with the weather when it convenes this weekend.
Scouting news for January 22, 2011
January 22, 2011
Lawrence Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered by the Lawrence First United Methodist Church, will hold its annual chili feed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30 at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
Horoscope for Jan. 22
January 22, 2011
This year, you will create a better immediate environment. Communication will score as very important, and it’s not to be taken lightly. If single, you meet people though friends. It takes just one of these encounters to add that special romance to your life. If attached, you and your significant other feel much more connected as you learn to share more. Aries is lucky for you.
Funny man Gervais takes on 7 Wonders of the World
January 22, 2011
Ricky Gervais turns up in the oddest places. The creator of “The Office” and host of the Golden Globes has co-produced the new travel series “An Idiot Abroad” (8:30 p.m., Science).
Military news for January 22, 2011
January 22, 2011
Navy seaman Kasey D. William has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
25 years ago: SRS given temporary custody of abandoned baby
January 22, 2011
More details were emerging on the case of the baby boy found in the stairwell of Alabama Place Apartments on Jan. 19.
40 years ago: Collision between school bus, cattle truck
January 22, 2011
A collision between a Tonganoxie school bus and a cattle truck had occurred at the intersection of K-15 and U.S. 24-40 at the west edge of Tonganoxie.
100 years ago: Schoolboy bitten by rabid dog sent for Pasteur treatment
January 22, 2011
“The tramp dog which savagely bit little Willie Curby in the face at Riverside school had rabies. A telegram late yesterday from the medical institution in Kansas City to which the brain had been sent for inspection, brought confirmation of the local physician’s fears.”
City Commission agenda for Jan. 25
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A2
City commissioners will consider rezoning 51 acres of property at the southwest corner of North 1800 Road and East 1000 Road from suburban home residential to general industrial. Commissioners were scheduled to consider the rezoning at last week’s meeting but deferred it.
Italy’s president isn’t above the law
January 22, 2011 in print edition on A9
In March 2010, Silvio Berlusconi’s government passed a law designed to protect the self-styled “most persecuted man in all history in the entire world” from prosecution in Italy’s courts.
Club news for January 22, 2011
January 22, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its Jan. 15 meeting with hosts Cathy Stephens and Joan VanNice.