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Kansas Centennial celebrations Kansas Centennial memorabilia Free State girls vs. Highland Park Funeral for Lisa Robinson Free State wrestling vs. LHS The day in photos, January 27, 2011
Polls
The temperature is expected to be in the 50s Friday. Will you get your car washed now or wait for winter to end?

Poll results

Response Percent
I need to clean it now. I can barely see out the windows!
 
39%
It depends on how long the line is at the car wash.
 
34%
I’ll wait until winter is over.
 
25%
Total 649
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
In this 2010 file photo, KU students sort trash on Earth Day at Wescoe Hall on the Kansas University campus. Manhattan takes lead in Take Charge Challenge ahead of official kick-off
January 27, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The good news is that even before the Take Charge Challenge officially begins, Lawrence residents have reported switching out 316 incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescent ones. The switch is the equivalent of taking six cars off the road. The bad news is that Manhattan has switched out 486.
2:00 p.m.
Cashier Noah Wallace rings up the purchase of William Brown, of Lawrence, on Friday at Myers Retail Liquor, 902 W. 23rd St. New coalition pushing to relax Kansas liquor laws
10:29 a.m., January 26, 2011 Updated 1:37 p.m. in print edition on 1A
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.
6:00 p.m.
The "Old Sacramento" cannon was originally used in the War with Mexico by Missourians before being placed in the public square in Liberty, Missouri. Later, Old Sacramento was brought to Lawrence by pro-slavery men who used it to fire on the Free State Hotel, which would later be called the Eldridge House. Lawrence resident Kerry Altenbernd has plans to create a working replica. 
History buff wants to recreate cannon called ‘Old Sacramento’ used in sacking of Lawrence
January 27, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The cannon that fired on the Free State Hotel during the sacking of Lawrence has lived a long, full life during the Civil War era in Kansas and Missouri. Now, however, it sits destroyed — a giant hole ripped through its side — in the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

All stories

The night Kansas was born
January 27, 2011
Rev. Cordley writes about how the town folks of Lawrence received the news of the state’s entry into the union.
Police looking for suspect in Florida hit-and-run that killed 1993 Lawrence High graduate
January 27, 2011
A man who grew up in Lawrence was killed last weekend in an apparent hit-and-run accident in Florida.
Jayhawks make it back from D.C.
Self discusses Lisa Robinson’s funeral after landing in Topeka
January 27, 2011
Kansas University’s basketball team charter touched down at Topeka’s Forbes Field at 5 p.m., Thursday as the Jayhawks returned safely from a safe, yet snow-and-ice riddled trip to Washington, D.C., for the funeral for Thomas Robinson’s mother, Lisa.
Westbound I-70 reopens after non-injury accident blocks traffic
05:08 p.m., January 27, 2011 Updated 05:49 p.m.
Both lanes of westbound Interstate 70 have reopened after a non-injury accident blocked traffic for a portion of rush hour Thursday afternoon, according to an alert from the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
Kansas Supreme Court marks state’s 150th birthday
January 27, 2011
Justices of the Kansas Supreme Court took a short field trip to mark the state’s 150th anniversary of statehood.
Lawrence High Pom Squad wins Sweepstakes Award at Kansas Spectacular dance festival; Free State dance team focuses on City Showdown performance
January 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
Lawrence High School’s Pom Squad won a Sweepstakes Award during the recent Kansas Spectacular dance festival, conducted at Olathe East High School.
Kansas House committee takes on EPA’s regulation of greenouse gas emissions
January 27, 2011
The House Energy and Utilities Committee has introduced a resolution “opposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory train wreck.” House Resolution 6008 criticizes President Barack Obama’s administration’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and recommends that Congress prohibit EPA “by any means necessary” from regulating greenhouse gas.
Kobach: Kansas has no money for presidential primary in 2012
January 27, 2011 in print edition on A2
Kansas voters won’t be able to participate in a presidential primary in 2012 under legislation introduced Thursday by Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
Democrats in Kansas House propose reform that holds businesses accountable for hiring illegal immigrants
January 27, 2011 in print edition on A6
House Democrats on Thursday proposed a measure that they said would reduce illegal immigration in Kansas by focusing on employers.
Former KU art history professor Marilyn Stokstad gives $250,000 for renovations at Spencer Research Library
January 27, 2011 in print edition on A6
A retired Kansas University distinguished professor has given $250,000 to renovate Spencer Research Library’s reading room and make improvements to its entryway.
Funeral held for KU basketball player Thomas Robinson’s mother
11:21 a.m., January 27, 2011 Updated 04:44 p.m.
The funeral for Lisa Robinson, Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson’s mother, was held Thursday morning at the Antioch Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
Charlette Blubaugh pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in KU ticket scandal
10:59 a.m., January 27, 2011 Updated 02:03 p.m. in print edition on A1
Another former ticket manager for Kansas Athletics Inc. has admitted in federal court that she took part in a scheme that converted stolen KU basketball and football tickets into tax-free cash through sales by ticket brokers and others.
We’re looking for your stories from the Kansas Centennial
January 27, 2011
Fifty years ago, men grew beards and the women donned prairie dresses as Kansas celebrated its centennial.
Statehouse Live: House resolution criticizes EPA over greenhouse gas regulations
January 27, 2011
EPA has said its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions represent a “common-sense” approach that follows both the law and science on climate change.
Senate Ways and Means Committee rejects some education funding cuts in Kansas budget proposal
08:54 a.m., January 27, 2011 Updated 03:45 p.m.
A Kansas Senate committee on Thursday rejected some of the cuts to public school funding proposed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, a move the panel’s chairwoman says would still leave the state with a balanced budget next year albeit little financial cushion.
First Bell: School board candidates campaign on Facebook; Pinckney ready for Saturday’s ‘300-family garage sale’; superintendent reports on Kansas Learning Network report
January 27, 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 candidate says hello; KU libraries to say ‘Happy 150th Birthday’ to Kansas; interactive map shows the counties with the most bachelor’s degrees
January 27, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Our town sports
12:00 a.m., January 27, 2011 Updated 01:33 a.m. in print edition on B4
A roundup of upcoming recreational sports opportunities around Douglas County.
Part and parcel: Lawrence duo launches literary journal
January 27, 2011
With a penchant for the printed page, Heidi Raak and Kate Lorenz have spent the past six months making a publication that would be a work of art in itself.
Darrell Stuckey returns to town, speaks to area youths
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
Decked out in designer jeans and a light green shirt, former Kansas University football standout Darrell Stuckey stood in front of more than 300 Oskaloosa Elementary students Wednesday afternoon and talked about the importance of being good citizens and good students.
Wayne Simien’s jersey to be hung in Allen Fieldhouse rafters Saturday
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
Former KU consensus first-team All-American Wayne Simien, who has a volunteer position at KU mentoring athletes in all sports and is basketball team chaplain, made the trip to D.C. with the Jayhawks for today’s Lisa Robinson funeral.
Jayhawks in the NBA
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B4
Here’s a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011.
Big 12 men’s basketball roundup: Texas tops OSU
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B10
Tristan Thompson scored all 14 of his points in the second half, Jordan Hamilton added 12 points and 11 rebounds Wednesday night, and the Cowboys marked the 10-year anniversary of a plane crash that killed 10 people with ties to the basketball program.
Nebraska breaks off deal
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Nebraska athletic department has ended its licensing agreement with the father of quarterback Taylor Martinez.
Mavericks need Griffin in 2013
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B2
By the start of the 2013 season Blake Griffin needs to be in a Dallas Mavericks uniform.
Top Mizzou recruit ruled ineligible
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B2
Tony Mitchell, a prized recruit for Missouri, has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA and the school plans no further appeals.
LHS girls prepare for Vikings
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B5
Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood knows his team will be challenged in every game it plays in the Capital City Classic at Washburn Rural.
Free State girls look for repeat
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B5
Last season, the Free State High girls basketball team captured first place in the annual Firebird Winter Classic for the first time since the tournament’s inception in 2000.
NCAA offers Thomas Robinson support
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
The NCAA, which has been working with Kansas University athletic department officials since the death of Thomas Robinson’s mother, Lisa, late last week, issued a statement on Wednesday.
KU lands speedy WR Marquis Jackson
Kenneth Lynn expected to decommit
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
With less than a week remaining until signing day, the Kansas University football team continues to stack the Class of 2011.
Kansas soccer adds two to roster
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s soccer team announced the addition of two players Wednesday.
Eight KU teams register 3.0+ GPA
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
Eight Kansas Athletics squads recorded grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher during the Fall 2010 semester, interim athletic director Sean Lester announced Wednesday.
Tyrel Reed finalist for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B3
KU senior Tyrel Reed is one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.
Dominating dual: Lawrence High powers past Free State, 59-11
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High senior Cameron Magdaleno and Free State High sophomore Spencer Wilson saw plenty of each other in the LHS wrestling room last year.
Pump Patrol
January 27, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.99 at several stations.
Humane Society sees parvovirus outbreak
January 27, 2011 in print edition on A7
Lawrence Humane Society has had an outbreak of parvovirus in two puppies this week.
Board of Regents calls 7.5 percent pay cut to state employees ‘unfair’
January 27, 2011 in print edition on A5
The state’s top higher education official on Wednesday criticized a proposed 7.5 percent pay cut to state employees.
Manhattan takes lead in Take Charge Challenge ahead of official kick-off
January 27, 2011 in print edition on A1
The good news is that even before the Take Charge Challenge officially begins, Lawrence residents have reported switching out 316 incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescent ones. The switch is the equivalent of taking six cars off the road. The bad news is that Manhattan has switched out 486.
History buff wants to recreate cannon called ‘Old Sacramento’ used in sacking of Lawrence
January 27, 2011 in print edition on A3
The cannon that fired on the Free State Hotel during the sacking of Lawrence has lived a long, full life during the Civil War era in Kansas and Missouri. Now, however, it sits destroyed — a giant hole ripped through its side — in the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
How about the single goal post theory?
January 27, 2011 in print edition on A8
What America needs, says one American parent, is more parents who resemble South Korean parents.
Name game
January 27, 2011 in print edition on A8
I have read about the committee that has been formed to make recommendations regarding the renaming of the junior high schools due to the conversion to the middle school format.
The real fraud
January 27, 2011 in print edition on A8
Our new secretary of state, Kris Kobach, has, true to his campaign promise, introduced legislation to require Kansas voters to provide picture identification in order to vote.
Wrong analysis
January 27, 2011
Leave it to the Journal-World to try and blame the state’s budget problems on Obama (“State options few,” Jan. 25).
Uninspiring
January 27, 2011 in print edition on B8
President Obama’s State of the Union address offered nothing new and disappointed those looking for leadership.
Style Scout: Joshua E. Huskisson 
January 27, 2011
Tell us a secret: I stole the TV.
Style Scout: Jen Beck
January 27, 2011
“I have a tomboy side and a feminine side, and I express them both.”
Compact between Kansas and Wyandotte Nation over KC casino faces opposition in Legislature
January 27, 2011
A proposed compact between Kansas and an Oklahoma-based Indian tribe to allow it to upgrade the gambling machines at its Kansas City, Kan., casino generated strong opposition Wednesday and appeared unlikely to win the Legislature’s approval.
Targeting ‘Obamacare,’ GOP pushes nullification
January 27, 2011
Republican lawmakers in nearly a dozen states are reaching into the dusty annals of American history to fight President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
ABC’s ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ to surprise Wichita family
January 27, 2011
A Wichita family is getting a new home next month thanks to ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
Federal investigators looking into billing practices at Hutchinson hospital
January 27, 2011
A federal investigation has begun into billing practices at a Hutchinson hospital.
Kansas delegation seeks honor for Pilsen priest who died in POW camp
January 27, 2011
Members of the Kansas congressional delegation are seeking federal legislation to award the Medal of Honor to a Korean War chaplain from Kansas.
Wichita man gets ‘hard 50’ sentence for stabbing another man 79 times
January 27, 2011
A Wichita man was sentenced to 50 years in prison with no possibility of parole for stabbing another man 79 times.
25 years ago: Flu keeps many Lawrence children out of school
January 27, 2011
A flu bug was affecting 630 of Lawrence’s 7,500 schoolchildren, with some schools reporting as many as 160 students absent.
40 years ago: U.S. Surgeon General says cigarettes harmful during pregnancy
January 27, 2011
A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office revealed new evidence that cigarette was harmful during pregnancy.
100 years ago: Child labor law proposed in Topeka
January 27, 2011
“A bill was introduced in the house today to prohibit labor of all kinds by children under 16 years of age.”
Horoscope for Jan. 27
January 27, 2011
This year, keep your eye on the big picture. Your professional or civic role will be more important than in the past. Don’t deceive yourself; do a reality check. If you are single, you could meet someone who is very interesting but not necessarily available. Take your time. If you are attached, a vacation as a couple enhances your relationship. Scorpio pushes you into the limelight.
Winter X Games: Extreme sports in the extremely cold weather
January 27, 2011
Viewers who like to watch their cold-weather sports from the vantage point of a heated TV room are in luck. Winter X Games (8 p.m., ESPN) return with more than 24 hours of action on the white stuff presented in high definition on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.