Archive for Saturday, January 29, 2011

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6:00 a.m.
Former Kansas Athletics Inc. consultant Thomas Ray Blubaugh arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Wichita Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, to plead guilty on a charge of conspiring to commit wire fraud. Blubaugh was sentenced to 46 months of prison for his role in the tickets scheme, which prosecutors say cost Kansas Athletics $2 million. Tom Blubaugh pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in KU ticket scandal case
10:43 a.m., January 28, 2011 Updated 2:30 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Tom Blubaugh pleaded guilty Friday to his role in a scam to steal tickets and share in more than $2 million of illegal proceeds generated by selling KU basketball and football tickets through brokers and others.
9:30 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Statehouse Live: Kansas Democrats blast Republican plan to cut state employee pay
January 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The author of the proposal, state Rep. Pete DeGraaf, R-Mulvane, said the pay cuts were needed to bridge an estimated $550 million revenue shortfall in the next fiscal year.
1:00 p.m.
Kennedy School student Mikey Gregorio belts out the lyrics to "I'm a Jayhawk" as he and other students in Jill Anderson's class make their rounds performing Kansas University and Kansas State University songs and chants for other classes Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Preschoolers at Kennedy School learn importance of KU vs. K-State rivalry in honor of Kansas Day
January 28, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kids in Lawrence learn the importance of the KU-Kansas State rivalry early on. Try age 4. “They all know what a Jayhawk is,” said Jill Anderson, a K-State grad who teaches 16 preschoolers at Kennedy School. “When you’re born in Kansas, you’re a Jayhawker — no matter what.”
4:30 p.m.
Former Jayhawk basketball star Wayne Simien will have his jersey retired on Jan. 29, 2011. Wayne Simien: Jersey honor a ‘tremendous experience’
January 29, 2011
Wayne Simien today receives the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Kansas University basketball player. His jersey No. 23 will be hoisted high in the Allen Fieldhouse rafters at halftime of the 6 p.m. KU-Kansas State game, making him the 26th player in KU history to have been so recognized.

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Moran joins Senate tea party caucus
January 29, 2011 in print edition on A4
Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., has aligned himself with the Senate Tea Party Caucus.
Obama not taking the debt crisis seriously
January 29, 2011 in print edition on A12
The November election sent a clear message to Washington: less government, less debt, less spending.