Archive for Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Also from February 7

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Free State boys vs. Leavenworth Free State girls vs. Leavenworth LHS boys vs. SM West LHS girls vs. SM West
Polls
Did Tim Pawlenty drop out of the Republican campaign for president too soon?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
63%
Yes
 
36%
Total 263
Do you think KU should continue playing Missouri in basketball after this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
79%
Yes
 
16%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 7017

All stories

Jubilant Santorum sweeps Minnesota and Colorado
09:41 p.m., February 7, 2012 Updated 12:34 a.m.
A resurgent Rick Santorum won Republican presidential caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado on Tuesday night, a stunning sweep that raised fresh questions about front-runner Mitt Romney’s appeal among the ardent conservatives at the core of the party’s political base.
Lawsuit: George Brett falsely advertises necklaces
February 7, 2012
Lawyers are seeking class-action status for a lawsuit that claims Hall of Fame slugger George Brett has been falsely advertising necklaces and bracelets as being able to help improve health and sports performance.
Documents show high costs for prosecution of Burundi-born Topeka resident suspected of participating in Rwandan genocide
February 7, 2012
The prosecution of a Burundian immigrant suspected of participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide tied up manpower and cost money — so much that Kansas jurors pressed the federal judge to find out how much the government had spent on an immigration case against the 84-year-old defendant.
Top lawmakers say legislators can’t be forced to answer questions about governor’s mansion dinners during session
05:41 p.m., February 7, 2012 Updated 12:33 a.m.
Kansas Legislative leaders are telling a local prosecutor he can’t force lawmakers to produce records or give testimony while investigating private meetings with Gov. Sam Brownback.
Auditors release 2nd report on KBA probe
February 7, 2012
Forensic auditors said Tuesday that they stand by their investigation of the Kansas Bioscience Authority and that any further work would be a waste of time and public funds.
KU Chancellor Gray-Little outlines retention, graduation goals
February 7, 2012
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little Tuesday outlined a plan to increase retention and graduation rates and research funding.
Douglas County prosecutors seek to keep sex offender in prison
February 7, 2012
Attorneys Tuesday argued in a bench trial over whether a 54-year-old Lawrence man convicted of a molesting a girl in the 1990s was likely to commit another sex offense if he’s released from prison.
Kansas Land Trust hosting workshops on the benefits of conservation easements in Douglas County
February 7, 2012
The Kansas Land Trust is sponsoring two workshops on the benefits of conservation easements for Douglas County landowners.
New lights near KU campus designed to improve student safety
February 7, 2012
Those involved in planning a lighted pathway on 12th Street between the downtown area and the Kansas University campus hope the new improvements will make the area safer for students walking late at night.
Opposition increases to Brownback tax plan, KPERS changes
February 7, 2012
Pushback increased Tuesday against two major initiatives sought by Gov. Sam Brownback on taxes and public pensions.
Bill would require information on emergency contraception as part of sexual assault examination process
February 7, 2012
Medical facilities that provide care to rape victims would be required to give information about the availability of emergency contraception under a bill considered Tuesday by legislators.
Nutrition Q&A: The Walk Kansas program
February 7, 2012
Extension agent Susan Johnson explains the benefits of this year’s activity.
Kansas, Missouri fight possible move of Marine center
February 7, 2012
Kansas and Missouri officials are working to persuade the Marine Corps not to move its data center to New Orleans.
Shawnee County DA to decide course soon in Planned Parenthood documents case
February 7, 2012
A Kansas prosecutor expects to decide soon whether to pursue criminal charges over the shredding of state documents seen as key evidence in a criminal case against a Planned Parenthood clinic.
Kansas House honors late member who died of cancer
February 7, 2012
The Kansas House has honored a member who died last year after battling cancer.
Memorial service set for 104-year-old Kan. judge
February 7, 2012
A memorial service for U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown has been scheduled for this Saturday.
Town Talk: Children’s fun center coming to downtown; changes at Alvamar Country Club; architects release renderings of new design for 9th and N.H hotel
09:18 a.m., February 7, 2012 Updated 03:16 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County
(Un)Chocolates for your sweetheart?
February 7, 2012
White chocolate may not be actual “chocolate” nor a superstar, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t tasty.
Corporate profits not what they seem
February 7, 2012
Is the great profit engine of corporate America running out of steam?
U.S. closes Syrian embassy as diplomacy collapses
February 7, 2012
The U.S. closed its embassy in Syria and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus on Monday in a new Western push to get President Bashar Assad to leave power and halt the murderous grind in Syria — now among the deadliest conflicts of the Arab Spring.
U.S. targets Iran’s Central Bank in sanctions
February 7, 2012
Targeting Iran’s economy, the U.S. ordered tough new penalties Monday to further pinch the country’s financial system and encourage Israel to give sanctions more time before any military action against Iran’s nuclear program.
Accident involving trailer reported in northwest Lawrence
February 7, 2012
One person was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Monday afternoon after an incident involving a trailer in northwest Lawrence.
Event to offer social media tips to parents
February 7, 2012
Lawrence middle school parents who are worried about what their child is doing online or over the phone might want to attend the next Middle School Parent Connection event.
Heard on the Hill: University Senate considering boycotting publisher Elsevier; newspaper readership program popular at other places, too; KUMC researcher mentioned in LA Times story on Alzheimer’s
February 7, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
‘River’ may pull you in
February 7, 2012
Tonight brings us the premiere of “The River” (8 p.m., ABC). It’s a stab at “Lost” by way of “Paranormal Activity” and “The Blair Witch Project.”
Horoscope for Feb. 7
February 7, 2012
For Tuesday, Feb. 7: The Full Moon on your birthday signals a very lively year with a lot of interpersonal interaction. If you are single and you can stay light and easy, you’ll discover how fun dating can be. If you are attached, more often than not you will see that your sweetie offers a whole different perspective. LEO can push your buttons!
Jayhawks in the NBA for Feb. 6
February 7, 2012
How ex-Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 6
FSHS bowling 5th
February 7, 2012
Free State High boys placed fifth at the six-team Turner Bowling Invitational on Monday.
Ellen Phillips sparks Veritas girls
February 7, 2012
Ellen Phillips led all scorers with 14 points and added seven rebounds as Veritas Christian rolled over Midland Adventist, 43-18, in high school girls basketball Monday.
Report: Todd Haley to be Steelers’ O-coordinator
February 7, 2012
The Steelers will hire former Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley to be their offensive coordinator, according to an ESPN report.
Chiefs hire Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator
February 7, 2012
The Kansas City Chiefs hired Brian Daboll as the team’s new offensive coordinator Monday, bringing in a familiar face for new head coach Romeo Crennel.
Tigers take league lead
February 7, 2012
Sandwiched between an emotionally charged victory against archrival Kansas University and a top-10 showdown with first place on the line, No. 4 Missouri faced a test of its collective focus. The Tigers got a passing grade — barely.
Kansas softball confident pitching improved
February 7, 2012
Good news for the Kansas University softball program: Junior Maggie Hull brings her .346 batting average, 14 doubles, nine home runs and 49 RBIs back to the lineup. Even better news: With three new pitchers on board, the Jayhawks are confident they have a better shot of turning all the runs she generates into victories.
Despite loss, Jayhawks move up (!) in poll
February 7, 2012
Bill Self isn’t a bit surprised his Kansas University basketball team, which lost on Saturday at Missouri, actually jumped a spot from No. 8 to 7 in this week’s AP poll.
100 years ago: Local man on bicycle struck by broken power line
February 7, 2012
“Gus Miller, of 824 Maine street and porter of the Ober Clothing store, had a narrow escape from electrocution last night.”
40 years ago: Lawrence schoolchildren spend day on the job with Dad
February 7, 2012
Woodlawn students Peggy Davis and Sonja Gilbert observed Peggy’s dad Raymond Davis.
25 years ago: St. John students prepare ‘time capsule’
February 7, 2012
Students in K-6 grades at St. John Catholic School made predictions of how the world would be in six years.
Message of love
February 7, 2012
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and we’ve got trouble right here in River City.
Gun sense
February 7, 2012
I read, with dismay, the Feb. 1 article in the Journal-World that there is a move in the Kansas Legislature to allow concealed weapons on college campuses.
Health plea
February 7, 2012
As a mental health client and advocate, I would like to focus attention on the decimation of services for the mentally ill that has occurred over the past few years.
Iran-Latin America ties draw U.S. focus
February 7, 2012
Latin America rarely comes up as a major issue in U.S. presidential races, but this time it will: There are growing signs that Iran’s rising presence in the region will become a contentious election topic.
Turf battle
The city needs to get control of artificial turf installations on both commercial and residential property.
February 7, 2012
City officials need to regain control of their turf.
Forgettable: Lions hope to move past ugly setback
February 7, 2012
When players and coaches from Lawrence High’s girls basketball team one day look back on their 2011-12 season, Monday’s home game against Shawnee Mission West will be one they go out of their way to forget.