Archive for Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas defenders Elijah Johnson (15) and Jeff Withey swoop in to defend against a shot by Richmond guard Kendall Anthony during the first half on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Planet Withey: KU center moves up blocks list as Jayhawks rout Richmond
December 18, 2012
Though Kansas center Jeff Withey prides himself on his blocks, two of his most spectacular plays were steals in the Jayhawks’ 87-59 victory Tuesday over Richmond. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio • KU players postgame audio
6:00 a.m.
Traffic flows north and south along Iowa street between the stoplights at Harvard Road, at top, and 15th Street. Portions of Bob Billings Parkway/15th Street, for several hundred feet east and west of Iowa Street, will be closed in May, while crews in the area rebuild the road. 
City agrees to close portion of 15th/Bob Billings Parkway for summer of 2013, despite objections
December 18, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners at their meeting Tuesday stood by a previous decision to close the portions of Bob Billings Parkway/15th Street for several hundred feet east and west of Iowa Street while crews in the area rebuild the road. By Chad Lawhorn
12:00 p.m.
Traffic and pedestrians move about Massachusetts Street during the afternoon on Friday. Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib met with Lawrence residents Tuesday night to discuss installing surveillance cameras along the street in downtown Lawrence. Police chief presents downtown surveillance camera policy at forum, will revise for City Commission
December 18, 2012
Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib said he will make revisions to a policy on the surveillance cameras he wants to install along Massachusetts Street. By Ian Cummings
6:00 p.m.
Students at Prairie Park School display their own published books on Tuesday Dec, 18, 2012. The books were printed and bound by Studentreasures Publishing, a Topeka-based company. Prairie Park students become published authors
December 18, 2012
Project encourages creative writing by publishing their stories and pictures in free, hardcover volumes. By Peter Hancock
10:00 p.m.
Ken Baker's Five-Spice Orange and Apple Roast Duck with Madeira-Grainy Mustard Sauce. The recipe works for a Christmas goose, too. Lawrence chefs share best holiday recipes
December 18, 2012
When it comes to food and drink, if there’s ever a time to whip up something special, it’s Christmastime. The Journal-World asked a few of Lawrence’s food and beverage pros to share their favorite holiday recipes, and they came through with dishes from main course to after-dinner drinks. By Sara Shepherd

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Family follows KU forward Kevin Young to town
December 19, 2012
Kansas University senior Kevin Young’s brother and mother have decided to move to Lawrence to be closer to the KU men’s basketball forward. By Gary Bedore
Juco standouts: Signing with KU football signals start of a dream
December 19, 2012
Nine junior-college standouts signed letters of intent with the Kansas University football program on Wednesday. By Matt Tait
Our Town Sports
December 19, 2012
Horseshoes anyone?: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes is welcome at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Broken Arrow. Contact Wynne at 843-8450.
Garden City hopes theater project revives downtown
December 19, 2012
A private developer’s proposal to renovate a Garden City theater into a state-of-the art space that would host year-round events could boost the city’s revenues and help revitalize the downtown, Garden City Commissioners said.
New Kansas House speaker names 3 staff members
December 19, 2012
Incoming Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick has filled three staff positions. The Stilwell Republican announced the appointment Tuesday of Rachel Whitten as his communications director. Whitten served most recently as public information officer for the Department for Children and Families.
Kansas closes roads because of storm
December 19, 2012
Portions of two major highways in northwestern Kansas have been closed because of hazardous winter weather conditions.
Kansas ranked at bottom for health, disaster prep
December 19, 2012
A national survey ranks Kansas at the bottom among states in being prepared for public health emergencies, terrorism incidents and natural disasters.
County OK’s heritage grant procedures despite doubts about 2013 revenue
December 19, 2012
Douglas County Commissioner Jim Flory continues to question the use of general property tax money to fund Heritage Conservation grants during uncertain budget times. By Peter Hancock
Community leaders plan for year’s worth of events related to remembering Quantrill’s Raid
December 19, 2012
About 30 members from various organizations across the county gathered Wednesday afternoon to begin planning an entire year’s worth of events to commerate what most historians characterize as the defining moment in Lawrence’s history. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence physician and co-author of Atkins book indicted for tax evasion
December 19, 2012
A Lawrence physician and author was charged in federal court Wednesday with five counts of tax evasion and one count of making a false statement, according to a news release from the office of U.S. District Attorney of Kansas Barry Grissom. By Shaun Hittle
Forecast: Winter storm still in store overnight
December 19, 2012
As of Wednesday afternoon, the weather forecast still calls for a winter storm to come through Lawrence roughly between midnight and 6 a.m. Thursday. By Matt Erickson
Help the Sandy Hook Support Fund by creating a Smart911 profile
December 19, 2012
Douglas County residents can help support the Sandy Hook Support Fund by creating a Smart 911 profile online, according to a news release issued by Douglas County Emergency Communications. By Shaun Hittle
Regulations adopted to implement higher admission standards at KU in 2016
December 19, 2012
Higher education officials on Wednesday approved regulations to implement increased admission standards at Kansas University. By Scott Rothschild
Room and board increases approved by Kansas Board of Regents
December 19, 2012
The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a 2.5 percent increase for room and board at Kansas University. By Scott Rothschild.
Maryland man charged with two local robberies arrested on Delaware robbery warrant
December 19, 2012
A 35-year-old Maryland man who pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two robbery charges in Douglas County District Court was arrested Wednesday morning on a robbery warrant out of Delaware. By Shaun Hittle
Man charged with animal cruelty was a Wellsville police officer
December 19, 2012
A 30-year-old former Baldwin City man arrested for animal cruelty was a Wellsville police officer at the time of the alleged crime, according to Wellsville Police Chief S.W. Gillespie. By Shaun Hittle
Bert Nash, Heartland Community Health reveal more details about project that would create new health campus
December 19, 2012
The top executive at the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center confirmed the organization is working toward a capital campaign that would fund a new outpatient health care campus on the old Veterans of Foreign Wars post near Second and Alabama streets. By Chad Lawhorn
Discussion starts on whether to set tuition rates for two years
December 19, 2012
State higher education officials on Wednesday started a discussion on whether to establish tuition rates at public universities for two years. By Scott Rothschild
Group making a handmade quilt for every bed in Lawrence’s new homeless shelter
December 19, 2012
A group of local quilting enthusiasts set goal of putting a homemade quilt on every bed at the new Lawrence Community Shelter. By Peter Hancock
25 years ago: Sixth Street to be widened
December 19, 2012
City officials said today that they expected construction to begin next year.
40 years ago: KU dorm residents face another fee increase
December 19, 2012
“My position is that I question another increase after one last fall — why another one?” queried Chancellor Raymond Nichols.
Opinion: Congress turns down volume
December 19, 2012
Just when I’d given up hope that the present Congress could accomplish anything, I have discovered that our representatives in Washington have actually enacted legislation that will have a positive effect on my life and the lives of anyone who watches television.
Letter: Tax calculations
December 19, 2012
Got to thinking about the position that President Obama is taking on raising taxes on the top 2 percent, those making over $250,000. That is adjusted gross income. In other words, that is the amount on which an individual would pay tax.
Letter: That’s enough
December 19, 2012
That’s it. That’s enough. Twenty dead children including a 6-year-old with 11 bullet wounds is way more than enough.
Editorial: Pediatric alliance
Kansas City hospitals are joining forces to provide improved pediatric treatment services.
December 19, 2012
Congratulations to those at Kansas University Hospital, the KU Medical Center and Kansas City’s Children’s Mercy Hospital for working out a plan to join forces to develop an integrated and superior pediatric program.
Opinion: Syrian chemical weapon threat grows
December 19, 2012 in print edition on A9
Reports from inside two Syrian chemical weapons facilities offer some chilling new evidence that President Bashar al-Assad’s regime developed special vehicles last year for moving and mixing the weapons — and an unconfirmed allegation that Lebanese allies of the regime, presumably in Hezbollah, may have been trained 11 months ago in the weapons’ use.
Tune In Tonight: Will NBC ever dump Trump?
December 19, 2012
In a move that surprises and saddens many decent, thoughtful people, NBC continues to broadcast “The 2012 Miss Universe Competition” (7 p.m., NBC). It’s not because people are all that agitated about an international beauty pageant. It’s because “Universe” is owned by Donald Trump, and they’re dumbfounded that the network still has anything to do with him.
Horoscopes for Dec. 19
December 19, 2012
For Wednesday, Dec. 19: This year you often are inspired to live out a dream or go for what you really want. Sometimes this path can be confusing. If you are single, you could be drawn to a Capricorn or a very strong-willed individual. If you are attached, share more of your newfound inspiration by living it.
100 years ago: Linwood depot agent robbed by masked man
December 19, 2012
“The bandit worked under cover of darkness and made his escape into the night….”