Archive for Saturday, March 5, 2011

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Police offering reward for information on Olathe death
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A4
Police in Olathe are seeking the public’s help in the unsolved 2008 homicide of a 37-year-old woman.
Hutchinson Rotary Club to make food packages to send to Haiti
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A4
Hutchinson’s Rotary Club is planning an event to package 260,000 meals for families still homeless after last year’s earthquake in Haiti.
Lawrence Kiwanis Club pancake fundraiser to support area youths
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Kiwanis Club is hosting a pancake feed fundraiser to provide scholarships for graduating high school seniors and support youth activities. The feed will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s, 3900 W. Sixth St.
Dems, GOP stall union bill discussions
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A9
Negotiations have stalled in Wisconsin over Republican-backed efforts to strip most public workers from their collective bargaining rights, a Democratic lawmaker said Saturday as pro-union demonstrators neared their third straight week of protests at the state Capitol.
City Commission candidates discuss approach to Lawrence economics
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A1
There’s a reason candidates for the Lawrence City Commission seemingly are always talking about jobs: Douglas County had fewer jobs in 2010 than it did in 2001.
KBA: ‘You get what you pay for’
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A1
Less than five years ago, the Kansas Bioscience Authority was an agency with two employees and a nearly empty office. Today, the organization responsible for cultivating bioscience growth in Kansas has a payroll of more than $2.3 million, 21 employees and a $10.8 million building it will move into by the end of the year.
KU men will play winner of Nebraska/Oklahoma State on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
March 5, 2011
The Kansas men’s basketball team has earned the No. 1 seed in next week’s Big 12 Tournament and will face the winner of Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. game between eighth-seeded Nebraska and ninth-seeded Oklahoma State.
Mortgages
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 72 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
Around and about in local business
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A4
Douglas, Johnson and Leavenworth County Extension Services are cooperating to sponsor the Hazardous Occupation Training (HOT) farm safety course on April 12 and 23.
KU women fall to K-State, 56-51, in regular season finale
08:33 p.m., March 5, 2011 Updated 12:47 a.m. in print edition on B1
The Kansas State University women’s basketball team completed its season sweep of Kansas University, with a 56-51 victory Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
KCTV5 to re-air second half of KU-MU game tonight after sun spots cause fans to miss final minutes
02:17 p.m., March 5, 2011 Updated 09:40 p.m.
With just a few minutes left in Saturday’s KU-MU game, fans watching on KCTV in Kansas City as well as KRCG in Columbia, Mo., and KMOV in St. Louis saw CBS cut away from the final few minutes of the game in favor of the Michigan-Michigan State game. KCTV5 apologized to viewers and said that CBS told them the problem related to sun spots causing problems with the satellite feed.
Saturation patrol planned for St. Patrick’s Day
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
Douglas County Sheriff’s officers plan to conduct a saturation patrol on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, to target alcohol-impaired drivers and enforce traffic laws.
Pump Patrol
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.29 at several stations.
City Commission agenda for March 8
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
City commissioners will consider accepting an $87,563 federal grant to complete architectural work for a possible rehabilitation for the Santa Fe Depot at Seventh and New Jersey streets.
Baldwin City coping with tragic loss of Michigan high school basketball player who died after game-winning shot
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
The festive mood normally present when the doors swing open at 3:15 p.m. and students file out of the building after a day of classes at Baldwin High was replaced by long faces and quiet voices on a dreary Friday afternoon.
Party’s over, boys: Leavenworth squashes Lawrence High’s state dreams
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
After a 63-50 season-ending loss to Leavenworth, senior Jake Johnson stood in the hallway outside the Olathe North gymnasium and stared into space.
Walthall third at state for FSHS bowling
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B4
Free State’s Justin Walthall bowled the highest series of his high school career at the best possible time, rolling a 725 to finish third at the Class 6A state bowling championships on Friday at Northrock Lanes.
Seabury eliminated from 1A sub-state
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B4
Khadre Lane scored 14 points, but Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team fell in the Class 1A sub-state semifinals, 63-45, to Waverly on Friday.
Baldwin girls fall to Hayden
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B4
Offensive struggles doomed the Baldwin High girls basketball team’s chances for a bid to the Class 4A state tournament on Friday night.
FSHS girls to take on tough O-South tonight
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B4
After going over the game film from a 57-40 loss to Olathe South a few weeks back, Free State High girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan was brutally honest in his evaluation.
KU softball splits doubleheader
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University’s softball team split a pair of games Friday in the UNLV Classic, falling 10-7 to Bradley, but rebounding to top San Jose State, 3-1.
Kansas baseball blanked, 12-0
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B4
Offense was tough to come by Friday for Kansas University’s baseball team.
K-State forward Caron returns to Lawrence
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
On one hand, tonight’s game at Kansas marks the end of the regular season for Kansas State and forward Chantay Caron, a 2009 Free State High grad.
Brady Morningstar recalls Antlers before Border War
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B3
As of earlier this week, Brady Morningstar hadn’t been bothered by Missouri’s infamous student cheering section, “The Antlers.”
Big plans in works for Texas TV network
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B2
The coming-to-a-television-set-near-you-soon Texas Longhorns cable network took a giant step forward this week when ESPN announced it was putting Dave Brown and Stephanie Druley in charge.
Royals sting Garza, rally past Cubs, 5-4
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B2
Matt Garza was bruised, though certainly not battered. Garza gave up one single in two scoreless innings Friday, then pulled from the Chicago Cubs’ 5-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals after he was hit by a liner off the bat of Jeff Francoeur.
Kansas should applaud efforts to hold KBA accountable
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A3
Congratulations and thanks to State Sen. Susan Wagle, chairwoman of the Senate Commerce Committee, and her fellow committee members for taking a hard look at the manner in which the Kansas Bioscience Authority has used public dollars to compensate its employees.
Volunteers sought for flower planting
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A10
Lawrence Parks and Recreation crews are seeking volunteers to help with downtown flower planting.
KU student reports laptops, bowl game rings stolen
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 22-year-old Kansas University student reported Thursday the burglary and theft of various electronics and personal property from the 400 block of Trent Court.
Lawrence woman reports vehicle stolen
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 27-year-old Lawrence woman reported to Lawrence police Feb. 21 someone between noon Feb. 19 and 6 a.m. Feb. 20 stole her 1995 Lincoln Town Car and $5,000 in cash from the 900 block of Delaware St. The car was recovered Feb. 21.
Boomer Girl Diaries: I can’t make this stuff up
March 5, 2011
You are about to read two true stories. Though it’s difficult to say which tale is harder to believe, neither has been embellished, exaggerated or falsified.
Precious dollars
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A9
The GAO just released a comprehensive report on waste and redundancy in the federal government, highlighting numerous overlapping programs and agencies that spend billions of taxpayer dollars with little or no oversight.
American greed
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A9
Why is it that the poor people and the middle class in this country always have to pay for the greed of the rich people?
BYU integrity
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A9
Integrity is defined in the dictionary using words such as purity, honesty, honor, goodness and morality.
Bush set stage for democracy in Mideast
March 5, 2011 in print edition on A9
Voices around the world, from Europe to America to Libya, are calling for U.S. intervention to help bring down Moammar Gadhafi. Yet for bringing down Saddam Hussein, the U.S. has been denounced variously for aggression, deception, arrogance and imperialism.
KU men’s basketball looking to snap Missouri’s home streak
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B1
Awful on the road, Missouri’s basketball team has been awesome at home this season.
4-H and FCE news for March 5, 2011
March 5, 2011
The Kanwaka 4-H club met Feb. 14 at Kanwaka Township Hall. Thirteen members were present.
Around and About for March 5, 2011
March 5, 2011
Kirsten and Darrin Mock, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Meillyn Mock, on Dec. 29, 2010, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Scouting news for March 5, 2011
March 5, 2011
Cub Pack 3064, chartered to the Eudora United Methodist Church, held its Pinewood Derby Jan. 29 at the church.
Club news for March 5, 2011
March 5, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its Feb. 26 meeting with hosts Sadie Deaton, Dottie Miller and Paul Jordan.
Military news for March 5, 2011
March 5, 2011
Air Force Airman Tucker I. Pruett graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
Geubelle takes first for KU track
March 5, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University sophomore Andrea Geubelle took first place in the women’s long jump on Friday afternoon at the Arkansas Last Chance Meet.
40 years ago: Sixteen diverse candidates vie in Lawrence school board election
March 5, 2011
In what was called “one of the most mind-boggling elections in Lawrence history,” 16 candidates were campaigning for the primary election for the Lawrence School District board of education.
100 years ago: Lawrence resident recalls Lincoln inauguration
March 5, 2011
“Fifty years ago today, a Lawrence man, J. B. Watkins, stood in the center of the square at Washington and heard Abraham Lincoln deliver his first inaugural address.”
25 years ago: New Douglas County employees required to live inside county limits
March 5, 2011
The change was to take place on April 1.
Faith Forum: How are you observing Lent this year?
March 5, 2011
The Rev. Rob Baldwin of Trinity Episcopal and Doug Heacock of Lawrence Free Methodist answer about how they are observing Lent.