Archive for Friday, January 28, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Former University of Kansas athletic department consultant, Thomas Ray Blubaugh, and his wife Charlette Blubaugh, left and center, leave the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Wichita, Kan., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, after being arraigned on a charge of conspiring to commit wire fraud. Prosecutors say the couple, along with others, are charged with stealing athletic tickets and scalping them for cash to ticket brokers and third parties outside the university totally $5 million. Charlette Blubaugh pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in KU ticket scandal
10:59 a.m., January 27, 2011 Updated 2:03 p.m. in print edition on 1A
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.
10:00 a.m.
A pedestrian crosses the street behind a "ghost bike" placed near the intersection of 10th and Tennessee streets in memory of Rachel Leek, a Lawrence resident who was killed while riding her bicycle as a result of a hit and run accident near the spot in the early morning hours of Oct. 16, 2009. Families of victims ask for tougher hit-and-run penalties in Kansas
January 28, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Family members of hit-and-run victims in Lawrence on Thursday urged legislators to increase penalties against drivers who flee the scene of an accident.
2:00 p.m.
This brochure was one of the many pieces of literature that was published around Kansas' centennial celebration in 1961. Internet down, counter-terror unit up in Egypt
January 28, 2011 in print edition on 7A
Internet service in Egypt was disrupted and the government deployed an elite special operations force in Cairo today, hours before an anticipated new wave of anti-government protests.
2:04 p.m.
This brochure was one of the many pieces of literature that was published around Kansas' centennial celebration in 1961. As Kansas’ 150th birthday nears, look how we celebrated our 100th
January 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Virgil Dean can still envision his grandmother riding on floats that paraded through downtown Ottawa. Mike Amyx remembers seeing Miss America wearing a big black hat and pretty black dress in South Park. John Clinger recalls the stamps his mother made him collect commemorating the event.

All stories

Insist on jobs
January 28, 2011 in print edition on A8
Does anyone reading this want to be without a job?
Helpful ‘spark’
January 28, 2011 in print edition on A8
We, too, love our great neighbors and neighborhood.
To the stars
Even in difficult times, Kansans should never forget the challenge the state’s founders left us to overcome difficulty and reach for the stars.
January 28, 2011 in print edition on A8
“Ad Astra Per Aspera” is Latin for “to the stars through difficulty.”