Archive for Monday, January 24, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Don “Red Dog” Gardner and his wife, Bev, right, accept a presidential award Saturday night for their dedication to fitness and physical activity through Red Dog’s Dog Days workouts. Red Dog was the guest of honor in a roast held at Alvamar Country Club. More than 100 turn out for roast of Don “Red Dog” Gardner
January 23, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Anyone who knows Don “Red Dog” Gardner will tell you he knows how to get people together. There was no better proof than the showing at Saturday night’s roast, held at Alvamar Country Club in his honor.
6:00 a.m.
Police vehicles block off a portion of Lakeview Road while officers investigate reports of a suspicious package. Finalists for Lawrence’s next police chief named
January 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Finalists to become the Lawrence’s next police chief are the city’s interim police chief and police administrators from Overland Park, Olathe, Wichita and Lincoln, Neb.
9:30 a.m.
John McGrew, a retired Realtor and developer, will be honored with the Citizen of the Years award by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. McGrew and the late Bob Billings helped guide development of much of western Lawrence, including the Alvamar golf courses and surrounding neighborhoods. Longtime Lawrence developer John McGrew to receive Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Years award
January 23, 2011
Back in the 1960s, there was no Clinton Parkway in Lawrence, and certainly no Bob Billings Parkway. After all, it would have been odd to name a road after Kansas University’s young director of financial aid, even if he had been a teammate of Wilt Chamberlain.
1:00 p.m.
Rafe Brown, curator of herpetology at the Natural History Museum, holds the holotype of Myersophis alpestris, which is the first collected specimen of an adult snake Edward Taylor found in the Philippines in the 1920s. The specimen was lost in the 1960s. Thirty years later, the specimen was found in a group that had been on top of Taylor's desk and it is now back in KU's collection. KU herpetologist working to recover lost specimens
January 24, 2011 in print edition on 3A
A jar with a red ribbon around it sits on a shelf inside the Natural History Museum. Inside is one of the 330,000 amphibian and reptile specimens housed in the building, but this one is special.
4:30 p.m.
Matt Weidenbach, Lawrence, runs a computer test on a breathalyzer after doing an ignition interlock installation on a vehicle at Ace Bail Bonds Inc. on Thursday. A bill that was introduced in the Kansas House in the last session would make it mandatory for those convicted of a DUI to use an ignition interlock system. Mothers Against Drunk Driving pushing to pass law requiring first-time DUI offenders to install ignition interlocks
January 24, 2011 in print edition on 1A
State legislators are sifting through rhetoric from two national lobbying groups that disagree on just how far governments should go to prevent drunken driving.
8:00 p.m.
The exterior walls of Dr. Brewster Higley’s cabin still stand in Smith County. A rusted buzz saw blade notes 1872, when the cabin was constructed. Home on the range: Origins of famous American folk-song grew from historic Kansas cabin
January 24, 2011
As the sun dips below the skyline and the bone-chilling cold of a long winter’s night settles over Brewster Higley’s cabin, all signs of the 21st century disappear.

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Pump patrol
January 24, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.05 at several stations.
Suitable to whom?
Legislators defining a “suitable” education or curriculum for Kansas schools won’t necessarily keep the state out of court.
January 24, 2011 in print edition on A8
From a practical standpoint, we would like to think that every action taken by the Kansas Legislature would be “suitable” for the state.