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Archive for Saturday, December 15, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Lawrence High students lift up Jake Mosiman (3) after they stormed to court following Lawrence High's game against Free State, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at LHS. Mosiman can’t miss as Lawrence High boys top Free State in city basketball showdown
December 14, 2012
Only three Lawrence High boys basketball players scored on Friday, but the Lions edged out rival Free State, 55-49, with the help of LHS senior Jake Mosiman’s eight three-pointers and 30 points. By Benton Smith
6:00 a.m.
                         
Lawrence author and poet laureate of Kansas, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, center, has written a book about former Polish resistance fighter Jarek Piekalkiewicz, left, and Holocaust survivor Lou Frydman.  Mirriam-Goldberg, Piekalkiewicz and Lou Frydman’s wife, Jane Frydman, will have a reading and a launch party for the book “Needle In the Bone” at 7 p.m. today at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive. Lou Frydman died  in January. Kansan’s book chronicles drama of resistance fighter, Holocaust survivor finding each other
December 14, 2012
Late last month, Potomac Books Inc. released “Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other.” A book launch will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation. By Angelique McNaughton
12:00 p.m.
Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 East Sixth Street, is for sale for $1.3 million. New group hopes to spark convention business at Abe & Jake’s building
December 14, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners are being asked to approve a deal that will transfer control of the Abe & Jake’s Landing building along the Kansas River to a group that wants to begin marketing the unique turn-of-the-century industrial building more for small-scale conventions and meetings. By Chad Lawhorn
11:17 p.m.
Kansas guard Andrew White signals "three" as he heads back on defense against Belmont during the second half on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Andrew White III catches fire, helps KU torch Belmont
December 15, 2012
Andrew White III, KU’s freshman shooting guard/small forward, exploded for a career-high 15 points off 6-of-8 shooting — 3-of-5 from three — while playing just 10 minutes in the Jayhawks’ 89-60 battering of Belmont. By Gary Bedore

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How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 15 NBA games
December 15, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
Notebook: KU keeps Belmont bombers in check
December 15, 2012
Eleven Belmont University basketball bombers combined for 38 three-point attempts in Saturday’s 89-60 loss to Kansas University in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Crop insurance targeted in ‘fiscal cliff’ deal
December 15, 2012
Rural lawmakers worried that $9 billion in annual federal crop insurance subsidies are an easy target for spending cuts in a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” are shopping around for a late compromise on a farm bill to protect them.
Opinion: Travis Releford making coach look prescient
December 15, 2012
Three autumns ago, in announcing that Travis Releford would red-shirt his second season on the Kansas University basketball team, coach Bill Self predicted the Kansas City, Mo., native would score 1,000 points during his career. By Tom Keegan
Opinion: Chief justice defends selection system
December 15, 2012
As a former Marine Corps combat engineer, I appreciate Army Gen. George S. Patton Jr. Just before his troops stormed Normandy beaches to help liberate Europe, he gave them a rousing speech. The general reminded them that they had all “admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner … and the All-American football players.” General Patton’s inspirational point? “Americans love a winner.”
Andrew White III catches fire, helps KU torch Belmont
December 15, 2012
Andrew White III, KU’s freshman shooting guard/small forward, exploded for a career-high 15 points off 6-of-8 shooting — 3-of-5 from three — while playing just 10 minutes in the Jayhawks’ 89-60 battering of Belmont. By Gary Bedore
Bruins ‘embarrassed’ by showing against KU
December 15, 2012
Belmont men’s basketball coach Rick Byrd figured Saturday’s task would be a tough one, but he thought his team would handle it better than it did. By Matt Tait
Rottweiler attack leaves Lecompton Chihuahua with life-threatening injuries
December 15, 2012
A Rottweiler attacked a Lecompton resident’s pet Chihuahua Saturday afternoon, leaving the smaller dog with life-threatening wounds.
Lawrence man arrested on charges of assault, battery, open container
December 15, 2012
Police arrested a 36-year-old Lawrence man in the 1900 block of 19th Street Friday night on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery.
Lawrence woman arrested on charges of assault, battery
December 15, 2012
Police arrested a 22-year-old Lawrence woman in the 800 block of Garfield Street Friday night on charges of aggravated assault and battery.
Van Go celebrates 15 years
December 15, 2012
With $2,000 and little else but motivation, Lynne Green set out to help underprivileged kids in Lawrence. “Never in her wildest dreams” did she think that 15 years later, Van Go Inc, the program she created to help at risk youth through art and job training, would affect so many people. ” By Adam Strunk
Four-star defensive end Chris Martin picks KU
December 15, 2012
The Kansas University football team picked up its second commitment from a four-star prospect on Saturday evening, when City College of San Francisco defensive end Chris Martin told Charlie Weis he would be a Jayhawk.
Dozens of Santas converge in downtown Lawrence for SantaCon
December 15, 2012
Dozens of Santas gathered downtown Saturday afternoon for a pub crawl and food drive benefiting Just Food and Ballard Community Services. By Ian Cummings
Fewer birds seen in Christmas bird count after months of drought
December 15, 2012
Saturday’s weather was perfect for the annual winter bird count, but months of drought left the skies a little emptier than usual.
Area basketball roundup: Tonganoxie girls come back to beat Basehor-Linwood
December 15, 2012
Tonganoxie’s girls basketball team trailed 25-21 at halftime, but took the lead in the third quarter, 37-30, and won by 10.
How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 14 NBA games
December 15, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
Royals reach minor-league deal with Nady
December 15, 2012
Xavier Nady and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a minor-league contract.
Around and About for Dec. 15, 2012
December 15, 2012
Andrew Wright was presented with the Eagle Scout Award at an Eagle Court of Honor conducted by Eudora Boy Scout Troop 64 on Dec. 2 at the Eudora Methodist Church.
Letter: Dissonance
December 15, 2012
The ability to recognize dissonance is a critical skill. It seems few in our state government see dissonance in Sen. Masterson’s statements indicating he is working to pay off his debts — which include more than $160,000 in credit card debt — despite the fact the debts have already been discharged via bankruptcy court.
Letter: Credibility?
December 15, 2012
So the ultraconservative Kansas Senate has chosen Ty Masterson to be the new chairman of their budget committee. I ask myself who else is better qualified to lead Kansas into the sunny uplands of no income taxes and fiscal responsibility than a man who has an unpayable and unimaginable $160,000 in revolving credit card charges?
Letter: Pertussis caution
December 15, 2012
There is an outbreak of whooping cough (pertussis) in Douglas County — 86 cases and rising. As the new Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department health officer, I urge you to take precautions to avoid school, work and public places if you are sick. It is a very contagious bacterial infection, and deaths have occurred nationally.
Letter: School Scrooge
December 15, 2012
How would we think differently about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day if we changed the name to Civil Rights Day? I suspect we would eventually diminish the memory and greatness of him who did so much for our country.
Opinion: Fall of labor unions was inevitable
December 15, 2012 in print edition on A9
For all the fury and fistfights outside the Lansing Capitol, what happened in Michigan this week was a simple accommodation to reality. The most famously unionized state, birthplace of the United Auto Workers, royalty of the American working class, became right-to-work.
Tune In Tonight: Family values in a funhouse mirror
December 15, 2012
Parents of multiples certainly have their hands full. That’s understandable. But the arrivals of quadruplets, quintuplets, sextuplets, septuplets and octuplets (and counting) have also resulted in questionable behavior by the media. Some years back, Diane Sawyer seemed to take personal ownership of the McCaughey septuplets. And then there was that TLC train wreck about the Gosselins.
40 years ago: Negotiations afoot for Kaw River property
December 15, 2012
The leaseholder had asked the city either to buy him out for $250,000 or to let him purchase the land.
100 years ago: Mayor bars underage patrons from pool halls
December 15, 2012
“Although this is an old ordinance it is one that has been frequently evaded.”
25 years ago: Snow shovels, pizza deliveries popular in wake of storm
December 15, 2012
Lawrence residents were beginning to dig themselves out of a major snowfall this morning.
Horoscopes for Dec. 15
December 15, 2012
For Saturday, Dec. 15: This year, you often overwhelm others with your energy. In hindsight, even you could be taken aback by your liveliness. If you are single, you could encounter someone very intense. If you are attached, your relationship goes up a notch in intensity.
Opinion: Lions’ heart, team play make up for shorter stature
December 15, 2012
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team has neither the size nor the depth to scale back the effort for even a short stretch, so the Lions bring 32 minutes of aggressive effort. Column by Tom Keegan
Wiebe, Firebirds girls cruise to city showdown victory over Lions
December 15, 2012
Free State’s Scout Wiebe seems to bring her best against rival Lawrence High and Friday’s city girls basketball showdown was no exception as the Firebirds won, 59-40. By Benton Smith
Self, Jayhawks: There’s nothing middling about mid-major Belmont
December 15, 2012
Coach Bill Self and his Kansas University men’s basketball team aren’t taking today’s 6 p.m. match-up against mid-major foe Belmont lightly. In the words of KU senior Kevin Young, “We know they can play.” By Gary Bedore
City commission agenda for Dec. 18 meeting
December 15, 2012
Agenda for the Dec. 18 Lawrence City Commission meeting
Behind the lens: Considering cameras
December 15, 2012
Unlike members of Congress, photographers must compromise. All camera models sacrifice a feature or function to emphasize another. In suggesting cameras for you this holiday season, I’ve listed them by the type of photographer rather than the camera type. By Mike Yoder
Simons’ Saturday Column: Unique development arrangement raises questions
December 15, 2012
What started as a relatively simple, clear-cut scheme to develop a good — actually, an excellent — city recreation center has turned into a tangled, confusing and embarrassing mess.
Faith Forum: Does Santa Claus talk to God about who has been naughty or nice?
December 15, 2012
The Rev. Peter A. Luckey and the Rev. Matt Sturtevant answer.