Archive for Thursday, March 3, 2011

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Photo galleries
Free State boys vs. Olathe Northwest Lawrence High boys vs. Olathe South The day in photos, March 3, 2011
Has your car ever been recalled?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t own a car
Total 416

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor knocks the ball away from Texas A&M forward Naji Hibbert during the first half on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse. Jayhawks beat Aggies without rhythm
March 3, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Peer beneath Wednesday’s Senior-Night speeches, the outstanding final home performances of Brady Morningstar and Tyrel Reed, the spectators stopping and taking a look back at the Fieldhouse on their way out because they knew they wouldn’t see the inside of it again until Late Night in the Phog, and what remained was an encouraging sign from the nation’s second-ranked basketball team.
10:00 a.m.
Brandon Simmons and Jason Jeffries Judge plans to sentence former KU athletic department employees Brandon Simmons, Jason Jeffries to two years of probation
8:59 a.m., March 2, 2011 Updated 4:52 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Two former Kansas Athletics Inc. employees are in line to spend two years on probation and pay thousands of dollars in restitution for their roles in a ticket-skimming scheme that cost the department at least $2 million.
2:00 p.m.
Mike Machell City commission candidate Mike Machell wants to make up for revenue losses, improve Lawrence’s workforce training
March 2, 2011 in print edition on 3A
It was 2007 and Mike Machell was a novice Lawrence school board candidate. A call from his friend and former Lawrence mayor Shirley Martin-Smith did a good job highlighting the novice part. “She said, ‘who’s on your steering committee?’’ Machell recalls. “I said ,‘Uh, what steering committee?’ She said, ‘how much money have you raised?’ I said, ‘Uh, how much do I need?’’’ Machell fell short of winning a seat on the board, finishing fifth in an eight-person field.

All stories

Residents interested in plans for Sixth Street, K-10 interchange
March 3, 2011
Douglas County residents interested in the future of the area surrounding U.S. Highway 40 and the K-10 interchange turned out Thursday evening to get their questions answered during an informal open house.
House to consider repeal of 1-cent sales tax increase
11:50 p.m., March 3, 2011 Updated 09:48 a.m. in print edition on A4
The House tax committee on Thursday advanced a bill to repeal the 1-cent state sales increase that was approved in the 2010 legislative session.
Black & Veatch pledges $1M to Kansas universities
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A10
Black & Veatch has pledged $1 million in future earnings to support research and development across the university system in Kansas.
Three sentenced in Lyme disease fraud
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A10
Three California residents have been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution in Kansas for a fraudulent marketing scheme to cure Lyme disease.
Kansas legislative leaders urge Congress to fund construction of National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
Kansas legislative leaders spent time this week knocking on doors in Washington to urge Congress to fund construction of new biosecurity facility in the state.
Trego County asks for help with juvenile detention center
March 3, 2011
Trego County commissioners are asking state officials for help to determine the future of a closed juvenile detention center.
Kansas Bioscience Authority helps start animal health consortium
March 3, 2011
The Kansas Bioscience Authority will work with state and national groups to establish a public-private animal health consortium.
Sheriff’s deputy says vest helped save his life during car collision
March 3, 2011
Reno County Sheriff’s Deputy Mitch Harris is crediting a bulletproof vest he was wearing with preventing internal injuries during a September car collision.
Hutchinson man refuses to testify in murder trial
March 3, 2011
A Hutchinson man will serve at least six months in jail after refusing to testify at the murder trial of a man accused in a Hutchinson homicide.
Teacher hits school bus in Overland Park
March 3, 2011
A middle school teacher suffered minor injuries when she was hit by a school bus in Overland Park.
Kansas census results could lead to another redistricting battle
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A1
Just as it was 10 years ago, Douglas County could be in the middle of redistricting battles again, officials indicated Thursday after new census figures were released.
Wichita policeman charged with sexual battery while on duty
March 3, 2011
Wichita patrol officer Joseph McGill is accused of inappropriately touching a victim on Sunday.
Former Wichita security guard indicted for bank theft
March 3, 2011
A 23-year-old security guard has been indicted in federal court in Wichita for allegedly stealing about $80,000 from Bank of America.
Second suspect charged in 2008 shooting in Lawrence
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A6
Douglas County prosecutors have charged a second person in connection with a 2008 shooting and robbery that occurred at an apartment on Redbud Lane.
Duckwall-ALCO revenues rise 3.1 percent in February
March 3, 2011
Bargain retailer Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc. said Thursday that revenue at stores open at least a year rose 3.1 percent in February, excluding fuel.
Leawood businessman sentenced for not paying taxes
March 3, 2011
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas announced Thursday that 41-year-old Jeffrey Phillips was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison.
2010 U.S. census data shows Kansas’ Hispanic population grew by 59 percent
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
U.S. Census Bureau counted 300,042 Hispanic residents in Kansas in 2010, representing 10.5 percent of the population.
Oklahoma scientist testing soil to solve Amelia Earhart mystery
March 3, 2011
Research will continue on material resembling soil or human feces in the hopes of solving the mystery of famed aviator Amelia Earhart’s disappearance 74 years ago.
Statehouse Live: Committee votes to keep Kansas Arts Commission; Lawrence students attend hearing
02:54 p.m., March 3, 2011 Updated 03:51 p.m. in print edition on A1
Brownback issued an executive reorganization order that would abolish the Arts Commission, temporarily transition some of its duties to the Kansas State Historical Society, and have a non-profit foundation raise money for the arts.
Kansas House speaker urges constitutional amendment to give Legislature complete power over school funding
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A3
House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, on Thursday urged passage of a constitutional amendment that he said would put the Legislature in charge of how much state funding schools get.
Style Scout: John Miller
March 3, 2011
Tell us a secret: I wear clip-on ties.
Former KU football player Vernon Brooks sentenced to 60 days, plus 3 years of probation for 2010 burglary incident
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A3
Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin on Thursday sentenced a former Kansas University football player to 60 days in jail and three years on probation for a May 2010 burglary incident in which four KU students were held at gunpoint.
Style Scout: Rachel Feild
March 3, 2011
People say I look like… Anyone who is a red-head!
Lawrence city commission candidate Bob Schumm hoping for another stint more than 30 years after first term
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A3
Knock, knock, knock. Every 15 minutes a young Bob Schumm would rap on the door of a Kansas University fraternity or sorority house. Evening after evening, he would stand on a stoop with his little food cart. Sandwiches, milk, potato chips, hard-boiled eggs for sale. Hard-boiled eggs? “I don’t know that you can make a living selling them now, but you sure could in the late 1960s,” Schumm said.
Phill Kline ethics hearing testimony over for now, will resume in July
March 3, 2011
The disciplinary hearing for former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has ended, for now.
Town Talk: UPDATE Douglas County population grows 10.9 percent for decade: slowest growth since 1940; UFO (enthusiasts) to descend on downtown; new building permit map shows growth hot spots
10:19 a.m., March 3, 2011 Updated 02:13 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Census: Douglas County grew in past 10 years, though slowly
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A1
Douglas County’s population grew during the 2000s, but did so at its slowest rate since the days of the Great Depression.
Heard on the Hill: Natural History Museum getting new exhibits; Lied Center lobby expansion is done; Slavic nations have Pancake Week figured out
March 3, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Overheated equipment sparks blaze at Eudora Dairy Queen
March 3, 2011
Overheated equipment inside the Dairy Queen in Eudora caused a fire early Thursday morning, and the business sustained interior damage, Eudora Police Chief Grady Walker said.
First Bell: Seabury seniors schedule blood drive; former mayor takes on Schwegler kids in cribbage; ‘Sunflower’ video scores LHS students state honor
March 3, 2011
Time for another edition of First Bell, a rundown of news and other educational items involving schools in the area.
Jayhawks beat Aggies without rhythm
KU basketball team takes down Texas A&M without big offensive numbers
March 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
Peer beneath Wednesday’s Senior-Night speeches, the outstanding final home performances of Brady Morningstar and Tyrel Reed, the spectators stopping and taking a look back at the Fieldhouse on their way out because they knew they wouldn’t see the inside of it again until Late Night in the Phog, and what remained was an encouraging sign from the nation’s second-ranked basketball team.
A senior moment: KU men’s basketball clinches share of 7th consecutive Big 12 title
March 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s basketball players looked at, but did not hoist, their new, 2010-11 Big 12 championship trophy, which sat solemnly in the middle of the Jayhawks’ locker room after Wednesday’s historic 64-51 victory over Texas A&M in Allen Fieldhouse.
Pump Patrol
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.29 at several stations.
Corpus Christi Catholic School hosting Information Day on March 10
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A2
An expanding private school in Lawrence is opening its doors to the public.
Our town sports
March 3, 2011 in print edition on B2
A roundup of upcoming recreational sports opportunities around Douglas County.
Lawrence High boys basketball stuns top-seeded Olathe South
March 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
When leading scorer KJ Pritchard hobbled off the court for good in the third quarter Wednesday, nobody on the Lawrence High bench panicked.
Free State boys basketball comes up just short against Olathe Northwest
March 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
Free State High senior Evan Manning couldn’t have imagined he was taking the final shot of his high school career.
Free State girls basketball glad to be at home
March 3, 2011 in print edition on B3
Free State High girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan isn’t a huge believer in the home-court advantage.
LHS girls basketball hoping to slow Ravens
March 3, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team won’t be trying to run Olathe Northwest out of its own gym at 7 tonight.
Royals rally, then hold on to beat Dodgers
March 3, 2011 in print edition on B2
Kansas City manager Ned Yost isn’t rushing to judgment on the Royals despite liking what he sees so far.
Douglas County Commissioners approve replacing kaput emergency phone system
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County Commission approved Wednesday the purchase of a new phone system for the Douglas County Emergency Communications Center following a system breakdown during the weekend.
KU student reports laptop, GPS stolen in 2300 block of Wakarusa Drive
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old Kansas University student reported that someone stole his Dell laptop computer, a Garmin GPS and several other items, valued at $2,318, during a burglary from an apartment Tuesday morning in the 2300 block of Wakarusa Drive.
Lawrence school district teachers seek salary increase
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A3
Bottom line from the first day of negotiations between Lawrence school district administrators and teachers regarding next year’s teacher contract: Teachers want more money, and administrators aren’t offering any.
Jayhawks in the NBA
March 3, 2011 in print edition on B10
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Wednesday, March 2, 2011.
Civil rights issue
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
This is a response to Carl Burkhead’s recent letter regarding the Defense of Marriage Act (Public Forum, March 1).
Speaking for God
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
To understand God, infinite by definition, would require infinite understanding. Anyone who proposes to speak for God is likely a fool or a liar or both.
Big 12 basketball roundup: Nebraska takes down Colorado
Texas Tech handles OU
March 3, 2011 in print edition on B2
Freshman Calvin Godfrey scored a career-high 23 points, and Iowa State beat Colorado, damaging the Buffaloes’ hopes for an NCAA bid.
Voter issues
Legislators should take a measured approach to new laws proposed in the name of protecting the state against voter fraud.
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
Even for those who favor requiring Kansas voters to show a photo ID at the polls, the legislation that passed the Kansas House last week includes some provisions that could raise concerns.
25 years ago: Oread residents worried about increase in demolition permits
March 3, 2011
About 57 percent of the residential demolition permits issued in the past year had been in the Oread neighborhood.
40 years ago: Wichita students denounce recent drug raid in Lawrence
March 3, 2011
Four Wichita State University student groups had sent a telegram to Atty. Gen. Vern Miller denouncing his recent drug raid in the city of Lawrence and on the Kansas University campus.
100 years ago: Kansas passes new prison-labor law
March 3, 2011
“Under the provisions of the prison labor bill passed yesterday, prisoners in county jails can be shackled and worked on the streets.”
Food puts cable cliches on ’Ice’
March 3, 2011
Cupcake shows are so 2010. Tonight brings “Ice Brigade” (9 p.m., Food) chronicling the high-stakes world of professional ice sculptors, who use chainsaws and industrial equipment to fashion one-of-a-kind artworks for weddings and other special events.
Horoscope for March 3
March 3, 2011
This year, you open up to many ideas. Your immediate circle of friends, associates in the workplace and community acquaintances seem to be an endless source of support and suggestions. You also change this circle by adding different people and new influences. If you are single, you will meet people. Perhaps you’ll meet “the one” through your immediate circle. If you are attached, plan that special romantic getaway you’ve so often discussed. Do it! Aquarius understands much more than you know.
Coach Mark Turgeon urges Texas A&M basketball team to ‘embrace it’
March 3, 2011 in print edition on B4
Winless against Kansas University since taking over at Texas A&M four years ago, and 0-2 during that time at Allen Fieldhouse, Aggies coach Mark Turgeon had nothing but warm and fuzzy things to say about his alma mater despite falling to 0-6 against the Jayhawks after a 64-51 loss Wednesday.
God’s presence is felt, not proven
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
Occasionally, I manage to tick off an atheist.
Texan takes strong stand on immigration
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
During Lamar Smith’s first 18 years in Congress, the view from his office was of a parking lot. Now, in his 13th term, he looks out upon the Capitol dome. Seniority confers perquisites.
KU’s Elijah Johnson to start against Missouri
Tyshawn Taylor returns from suspension
March 3, 2011 in print edition on B5
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said there won’t be any changes in the starting lineup at the point-guard position for Saturday’s game at Missouri.
Gary Bedore’s Kansas basketball notebook: Senior speech highlights
March 3, 2011 in print edition on B4
Here are some highlights of the postgame speeches of KU’s three seniors, Mario Little, Brady Morningstar and Tyrel Reed.