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The day in photos, January 26, 2011
Polls
Have you ever purchased a coat or sweater for a pet to keep it warm?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. My pet will never wear clothes
 
49%
Yes. My pet doesn’t have thick fur, so outerwear is necessary
 
30%
Yes, but mostly because I think it looks cute
 
10%
Not yet, but I would if I needed to
 
9%
Total 738
Which four candidates will be elected to the Eudora School Board?

Poll results

Response Percent
Bryan Maring
 
25%
Mark Chrislip
 
25%
Daniel Dickerson
 
16%
Belinda Rehmer
 
16%
Joe Pyle
 
16%
Total 12
Who will win the at-large election for Baldwin City School Board?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tony Wedel
 
80%
Joshua Mihesuah
 
17%
Robin Bayer
 
1%
Total 57
Who will win the election for Baldwin City School Board District 3?

Poll results

Response Percent
Slade Dillon
 
75%
Chad Christie
 
25%
Total 28
Who will win the election for Baldwin City School Board District 2?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sandy Chapman
 
78%
Ed Kite
 
14%
John Dunbar
 
7%
Total 28
Who will win the election for Baldwin City School Board District 1?

Poll results

Response Percent
Shawn Nelson
 
88%
Nick Harris
 
11%
Total 27
Which two candidates will be elected to the Wellsville City Council?

Poll results

Response Percent
Dorsey D. Edwards
 
50%
Cory Cunningham
 
25%
Mike McAfee
 
25%
Timothy R. Shields
 
0%
Jim Stonequist
 
0%
Total 4
Which three candidates will be elected to the Ottawa City Commission?

Poll results

Response Percent
Helen L. Hood
 
22%
John Wise
 
22%
Sara Caylor
 
11%
Raquel (Rocky) Fleer
 
11%
Blake C. Jorgensen
 
11%
Randy Lee Mitchell
 
11%
Jeffrey O. Richards
 
11%
Total 9
Which four candidates will be elected to the Lawrence School Board?

Poll results

Response Percent
Keith Diaz Moore
 
18%
Randy Masten
 
18%
Rick E. Ingram
 
17%
Shannon Kimball
 
9%
Ola Faucher
 
9%
James W. Clark
 
7%
Bill Roth
 
5%
Marlene Merrill
 
5%
Tyler Palmer
 
3%
Diane Lindeman
 
3%
Total 336
Which three candidates will be elected to the Eudora City Council?

Poll results

Response Percent
Ruth Hughs
 
33%
Chris B. Fiedler
 
16%
John A. Fiore
 
16%
Maria Nelson
 
16%
Kenneth L. Massey
 
16%
Jerry Trober, Sr.
 
0%
Total 6
Which three candidates will be elected to the Baldwin City Council?

Poll results

Response Percent
Jason Mock
 
33%
Kenneth Hayes
 
22%
Shane Starkey
 
22%
Coy W. Weege
 
22%
Total 9
Which three candidates will be elected to the Lawrence City Commission?

Poll results

Response Percent
Mike Dever
 
27%
Mike Machell
 
20%
Hugh Carter
 
20%
Bob Schumm
 
19%
Sven Erik Alstrom
 
12%
Total 1170
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Josh Selby hoists a three-pointer over Colorado guard Cory Higgins during the first half on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at the Coors Events Center in Boulder. KU’s Josh Selby bolder vs. Colorado
January 26, 2011 in print edition on 1B
There he was sitting on the bench and watching again Tuesday night toward the end of the game, just as he was the first nine games of the season because the NCAA had suspended him.
9:00 a.m.
Online chat
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger chats live with users
January 26, 2011
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, of Lawrence, is responsible for regulating all insurance sold in Kansas and overseeing the nearly 1,700 insurance companies and more than 94,000 agents licensed to do business in the state. Praeger was president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in 2008. She serves as chair of the NAIC Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, vice chair of the International Insurance Relations Committee, a member of the Executive Committee for International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and a member of other NAIC Committees and task forces.
9:00 a.m.
Online chat
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger chats live with users
January 26, 2011
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, of Lawrence, is responsible for regulating all insurance sold in Kansas and overseeing the nearly 1,700 insurance companies and more than 94,000 agents licensed to do business in the state. Praeger was president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in 2008. She serves as chair of the NAIC Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, vice chair of the International Insurance Relations Committee, a member of the Executive Committee for International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and a member of other NAIC Committees and task forces.
9:25 a.m.
Online chat
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger chats live with users
January 26, 2011
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, of Lawrence, is responsible for regulating all insurance sold in Kansas and overseeing the nearly 1,700 insurance companies and more than 94,000 agents licensed to do business in the state. Praeger was president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in 2008. She serves as chair of the NAIC Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, vice chair of the International Insurance Relations Committee, a member of the Executive Committee for International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and a member of other NAIC Committees and task forces.
10:30 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Five people seeking three seats on Lawrence City Commission
12:50 p.m., January 25, 2011 Updated 4:58 p.m. in print edition on 1A
With this economy there are cutbacks everywhere — even in city commission candidates.
1:30 p.m.
Kansas state Rep. Bill Feuerborn, left, a Garnett Democrat, discusses budget issues with House Appropriations Committee Chairman Marc Rhoades, a Newton Republican, during the committee's meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Statehouse Live: Kansas House budget committee approves proposal to cut state employees’ pay by 7.5 percent
8:13 a.m., January 25, 2011 Updated 5:59 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The House budget-writing committee on Tuesday approved a proposal that would cut state employee salary and wage expenditures by 7.5 percent.
4:30 p.m.
Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins expresses his excitement in solidifying the future of the Big 12 Conference during a press conference Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Former KU AD Lew Perkins fined $4,000 over exercise equipment allegation
2:17 p.m., January 25, 2011 Updated 5:23 p.m. in print edition on 1A
His attorney, Todd Thompson, released a statement from Perkins. “As the consent decree states, I never acted with any intent to violate any laws or ethical rules,” Perkins said.
7:30 p.m.
Chris Chambers loads hickory wood into the grill that the Crimson and Blue BBQ Crew will use in the Lakeland Pig Fest competition in Florida. The team includes Chambers, Tim Flory, Bill Walker and Jeremy Douglas. Crimson and Blue BBQ Crew departs for contest in Florida
January 26, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Chris Chambers said that for all the money they spend, the time it takes to cook the barbecue and the miles logged in travel, sometimes the best reward is standing around. But don’t be so quick to knock standing around — it’s not so bad with three buddies, a beer in hand and some tasty meat grilling nearby.

All stories

Missouri women cruise by KU, 66-52
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
The Kansas women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome 21 turnovers, falling to last-place Missouri, 66-52, on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.
Kansas Athletics Inc., not KU, paying for funeral of Robinson’s mother and cost of sending team to D.C.
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A1
When Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson faced a tragic situation, he was able to lean on teammates and KU’s athletics department for support, both emotionally and financially.
Man arrested on warrant, accused of running from November injury accident
05:20 p.m., January 26, 2011 Updated 10:14 a.m. in print edition on A2
Law enforcement officers have arrested a 29-year-old man suspected of running away from a three-vehicle accident in November east of Lawrence that hospitalized a Lawrence woman for more than a week.
Report: Woman found in vehicle died from hypothermia; overnight temperatures dipped to 4 degrees
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A7
A coroner’s spokeswoman said a preliminary report indicated a 58-year-old Lawrence woman who was found dead in a vehicle Saturday died from hypothermia.
Candidates file for seats on Perry-Lecompton school board
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A2
Five candidates are running for four open positions on the Perry-Lecompton school board.
Pat Roberts, Jerry Moran introduce resolution to recognize Kansas’ 150th birthday
January 26, 2011
U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran have sponsored a resolution asking the rest of the nation to take note of the 150 years of Kansas statehood.
Wednesday Waifs: Chi Chi
02:01 p.m., January 26, 2011 Updated 02:01 p.m.
Our first entry in our weekly shelter pet spotlight is a spirited terrier mix.
KU denies former associate vice provost was dismissed because of race, religion
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas University denies a former associate vice provost’s claims that he was harassed because of his religion and race and ultimately fired for making complaints.
Kansas legislator introduces bill prompted by concerns over ‘honor killings’
01:50 p.m., January 26, 2011 Updated 02:06 p.m. in print edition on A7
A legislator has filed a bill that would prohibit courts from basing a decision on any legal system that doesn’t grant people the the same rights as the United States and Kansas constitutions.
Lecompton one city council candidate short of a full ballot
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A2
The Lecompton city clerk is hoping for some write-in votes to fill all the positions open on the city council.
Statehouse Live: Kansas officials express unhappiness with EPA over greenhouse gas rule
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
In December, KDHE issued a permit for a controversial 895-megawatt coal-fired plant in southwestern Kansas. EPA has said it will review whether the proposal complies with the law.
Town Talk: Vinland airport to land industrial expansion; how many college students will cram into an apartment?; Chestnut, Johnson look back
January 26, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
New coalition pushing to relax Kansas liquor laws
10:29 a.m., January 26, 2011 Updated 01:37 p.m. in print edition on A1
A new lobbying organization that includes some of the country’s largest grocery and convenience store chains wants to relax Kansas restrictions on liquor sales.
Kansas lobbyists report record spending for 2010
January 26, 2011
Corporations and interest groups reported spending a record $1.4 million lobbying Kansas state government last year.
First Bell: South Junior High’s design wins awards; Cordley students’ work comforts homeless; Sunflower channels ‘Little House’ before Kansas Day
January 26, 2011
Time for another edition of First Bell, a rundown of news and other educational items involving schools in the area.
Heard on the Hill: Another vice chancellor for public affairs candidate announced; looking for the highest-paid KU employee; KU Cancer Center adds new researcher
January 26, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Lawrence City Commission approves Farmers Turnpike rezoning east of Lecompton interchange
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
The effort to convert the Farmers Turnpike area into a new industrial and business zone for the community continued Tuesday night at Lawrence City Hall. The fight from neighbors appears to be continuing as well.
Frenetic finish favors Free State Firebirds in City Showdown win
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
Free State High junior Georgi Funtarov said he never had played in front of as many people in Europe as he did Tuesday at Lawrence High.
Free State sophomore wrestler Spencer Wilson eager for dual
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B6
Don’t be fooled by the smiley face-printed pajama bottoms he wears during practice. On the mat, Free State High sophomore Spencer Wilson isn’t one to goof around.
Lawrence boarding house rules to change, other city commission news
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A5
Lawrence city commissioners agreed to change rules regarding parking requirements for boarding houses but put off deciding a code change that would primarily affect the Oread neighborhood.
Douglas County high school basketball roundup: Baldwin girls wallop Wellsville, 67-33
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B6
For the 21st consecutive year, Baldwin High’s girls basketball team won its opening-round game of the Top Gun Tournament.
Douglas County high school sports notebook
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B6
Here is a rundown of winter sports highlights from the past week around the area.
Veritas girls basketball falls
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B6
Veritas Christian’s girls basketball team had trouble stopping a potent Manhattan Chief offensive attack, falling in a 51-27 contest on Tuesday.
KU baseball adds former Oregon assistant coach Jay Uhlman as aide
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B6
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price announced Tuesday that former Oregon assistant coach Jay Uhlman has joined his coaching staff to serve as an assistant.
Patriots WR Wes Welker regrets foot-fetish comments aimed at Jets coach Rex Ryan
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker says he regrets comments he made referring to foot-fetish reports involving New York Jets coach Rex Ryan.
KU’s Josh Selby bolder vs. Colorado
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
There he was sitting on the bench and watching again Tuesday night toward the end of the game, just as he was the first nine games of the season because the NCAA had suspended him.
Mizzou’s Ricardo Ratliffe making impact
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B3
Ricardo Ratliffe was an eighth-grader before he started playing competitive basketball. He has sure beefed up No. 11 Missouri’s inside game as one of the top junior-college recruits.
Pay to play isn’t the way in college
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B2
Those vocal advocates of paying college athletes for their services can forget about it. It is not going to happen. At least that is the word from Mark Emmert, the NCAA’s new man in charge.
Jayhawks in the NBA
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B7
Here’s a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 201.
KU women’s basketball, Mizzou to clash Wednesday in Columbia
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B6
Searching for a way to snap its three-game conference losing skid, the Kansas University women’s basketball team turns its attention to a bitter rival as the Jayhawks take on Missouri at 7 tonight in Columbia, Mo.
FSHS swimming third, LHS fifth in Topeka
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B6
Free State High’s swimming and diving team took third, while Lawrence High took fifth on Tuesday at the Topeka Invitational.
GOP asks Obama to join in cutting spending
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A7
The nation faces a crushing burden of debt and is on course for an economic disaster without dramatic action to wrestle the budget deficit under control, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Tuesday in the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook: Josh Selby smarting
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B4
Josh Selby (17 points, five assists, four rebounds) sprained an ankle late in the first half.
State of the Union addresses challenges facing us, nationally and here in Kansas
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A1
President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address Tuesday, touching on key national issues that also relate to Kansans.
Obama urges unity to move forward in State of the Union address
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A7
Pleading for unity in a newly divided government, President Barack Obama implored Democratic and Republican lawmakers to rally behind his vision of economic revival for an anxious nation, declaring in his State of the Union address Tuesday night: “We will move forward together or not at all.”
Crimson and Blue BBQ Crew departs for contest in Florida
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
Chris Chambers said that for all the money they spend, the time it takes to cook the barbecue and the miles logged in travel, sometimes the best reward is standing around. But don’t be so quick to knock standing around — it’s not so bad with three buddies, a beer in hand and some tasty meat grilling nearby.
Lawrence woman arrested after threatening family member with baseball bat in the 200 block of Perry Street
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 43-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon after threatening a family member with a baseball bat.
Fitting tribute: KU basketball pays ‘respect’ to Lisa Robinson in win over Colorado
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B1
Marcus Morris tapped his fist over the initials “LR,” which were sewn right above the American flag on his Kansas University basketball jersey, each and every time he shot a free throw Tuesday night in Coors Events Center.
2 men taken to hospital after 2-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 59
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A4
Two Lawrence men were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident two miles south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59.
Pump patrol
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.01 at several stations.
KU law students preparing for national moot court competition
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A3
Evan North and Lindsay Grisé say they’ve put more than 250 hours of work into moot court, an extracurricular law school activity, and will be working some more to prepare for next week’s national competition in New York.
League of Women Voters of Lawrence/Douglas County seeking nominations for Helen Fluker Open and Accessible Government Award
January 26, 2011 in print edition on C6
The League of Women Voters of Lawrence/Douglas County is seeking nominations for the 12th annual Helen Fluker Open and Accessible Government Award.
Keystone XL could increase Canadian crude prices in Midwest
January 26, 2011 in print edition on C6
Trans-Canada Corp. said Tuesday that it expects to see an increase in prices for Canadian heavy crude oil in the Midwest if its Keystone XL pipeline is approved to move oil from Canada down through several states to the Gulf of Mexico.
Air Force band to play in Tonganoxie
January 26, 2011 in print edition on C6
The Winds of Freedom Air Force band, a woodwind ensemble band based at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb., will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Watershed district files petition against ball field owners near Lake Alvamar
January 26, 2011 in print edition on C6
Members of the regional watershed district are asking a judge to rule in their favor in a dispute with a landowner over expansion of a dam in southwestern Lawrence near Lake Alvamar.
Keeping faculty
If professors are leaving because of money, strategies for retaining them need to be explored.
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
A news story in last week’s Journal-World told about a world-renowned researcher in the field of bioinformatics leaving Kansas University for a similar position at the University of Michigan.
Compromise
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
Regarding the editorial of Jan. 21 (“Name Delay”), I do completely understand where you are coming from, but I also think it is inappropriate to call a new-fangled (yes, I am old) “middle school” a junior high.
Kobach no King
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
This past week a friend said his personal MLK Day tradition was to read Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
Colorado: Threes, offensive boards key for KU basketball in win
January 26, 2011 in print edition on B4
The Colorado students were a bit more frenzied than usual during the Buffs’ 82-78 basketball loss to Kansas University on Tuesday night.
Great neighbors
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
I love my neighbors!
U.S.-Cuba travel to shake Caribbean a bit
January 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
I happened to be visiting this stunning beach resort on the day when the Obama administration announced new measures to allow for more U.S. travel to Cuba, and I couldn’t help wonder whether a gradual increase of U.S. visitors to Cuba won’t hurt all other Caribbean tourism spots.
Wichita men plead guilty to robbing Catholic credit union
January 26, 2011
Two Wichita men who were arrested after their getaway car ran a red light in front of a police car have pleaded guilty to robbing a credit union.
Boeing gets $1.6B from Navy for anti-sub planes
January 26, 2011
Boeing says it has received a $1.6 billion contract to start producing the Navy’s new anti-submarine aircraft based on the 737 passenger jet.
Little House on the Prairie’ museum lawsuit settled
January 26, 2011
The company that produced the “Little House on the Prairie” television series has settled a lawsuit with a museum on the southeast Kansas homestead where author Laura Ingalls Wilder once lived.
K-State announces new Cargill feed safety research center
January 26, 2011
Kansas State University says Cargill Inc. has given the university $500,000 to help fund a new feed safety research center.
Kansas man sentenced to over four years in prison for leading $3 million mortgage fraud scheme
January 26, 2011
A Kansas man who led a $3 million mortgage fraud scheme was sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison.
Topeka man gets life in prison for leading meth ring
January 26, 2011
A Topeka man who led a ring that sold methamphetamine in parts of Kansas has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Mission Hills, Kansas ranked as nation’s third-most affluent neighborhood
January 26, 2011
The northeast Kansas community of Mission Hills has been ranked as the country’s third-most affluent neighborhood.
Sedgwick County Sheriff launches new Facebook page
January 26, 2011
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office in Wichita is turning to social media as one more way to reach the public.
25 years ago: Warm Hearts raises funds, helps local residents with winter heating bills
January 26, 2011
Warm Hearts, a volunteer organization offering help to low-income people with their winter heating bills, launched their fourth fund-raising campaign.
40 years ago: Convictions follow in wake of Manson trial
January 26, 2011
Charles Manson and three of his “followers” were convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six other people.
100 years ago: Streetcar smashes into stalled automobile
January 26, 2011
“Disregarding both the frantic signals of the owner and the lights of the stalled machine, the Ottawa plug crashed into the automobile of C. B. Mason of Eudora on the Quincy street crossing at 6 o’clock last night.”
Horoscope for Jan. 26
January 26, 2011
This year, you take a stronger stand within the community and/or in your professional life. Often, challenges arise out of the blue. If you are single, opt for a new type, and you are likely to experience success in relating. If you are attached, combine your efforts together on a project or goal. Scorpio thinks of you as a leader.
Beauty meets geeks in SyFy’s ‘Face Off’
January 26, 2011
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the makers of “Project Runway” must feel flattered indeed. But the new series “Face Off” (9 p.m., Syfy) is not so much imitation as mutation.