Archive for Saturday, February 11, 2012

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Romney wins Maine’s caucuses
February 11, 2012
Mitt Romney narrowly won Maine’s Republican caucuses, state party officials announced Saturday, providing his campaign with a much-needed boost after three straight losses earlier this week. But the former Massachusetts governor won just a plurality of the Maine vote, suggesting he still has work to do to unite GOP voters behind his candidacy.
Oldest federal judge remembered at Kan. service
February 11, 2012
Some 400 mourners gathered Saturday to honor a judge whose sheer stamina and devotion to justice kept him on the federal bench in Wichita up to his death last month at age 104.
D.A. withdraws request for legislators to keep records
February 11, 2012
Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor has withdrawn a request that some legislators preserve records related to a series of dinners at the governor’s mansion last month.
Construction starts on home for family who endured tragedies
February 11, 2012
It will be a place to share meals, spend holidays and track the growth of her grandson, Rocco, without fear of forfeiting a security deposit. Terry Smith and her three adult children are the recipients of the newest Habitat for Humanity house.
Kansas officials eye disaster relief fund
February 11, 2012
Kansas legislators are modifying a proposal from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration to establish a fund to cover the state’s share of federally declared disasters.
Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies at age 48
07:02 p.m., February 11, 2012 Updated 08:25 p.m.
Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48.
Accident on I-70 causes wrecks, fuel spill
February 11, 2012
An injury accident on Interstate 70 between Lecompton and Lawrence on Friday caused one person to be extricated from his vehicle plus two further accidents, traffic delays and a 100-plus-gallon diesel fuel spill on the highway.
Woman reports jewelry stolen in aggravated burglary
February 11, 2012
A 48-year-old Lawrence woman reported an aggravated burglary in which $2,450 worth of jewelry and electronics was stolen on Wednesday from the 1300 block of Tennessee Street, according to police reports.
Vending machine reported stolen from apartments
February 11, 2012
An apartment complex employee reported that a vending machine valued at $1,000 had been stolen sometime between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday from the 200 block of Hanover Place, according to police reports.
Man pleads no contest in Taser incident
February 11, 2012
A 49-year-old Lawrence man pleaded no contest Friday to two charges for a July 6 incident in which Douglas County Sheriff’s officers had to subdue him with a Taser.
Egypt’s military warns of plots on eve of strike
February 11, 2012
Egypt’s military rulers warned Friday that the country faces conspiracies that seek to topple the state and spread chaos, in a message intended to undermine activists who plan to mark the anniversary of President Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow with anti-army protests.
Sandusky seeks visits with grandkids
February 11, 2012
Jerry Sandusky declared Friday that people have turned against him, moments after the ex-Penn State football coordinator asked a judge for greater freedom while he awaits trial on child sex abuse charges.
Under fire, Obama adjusts stance on birth control policy
February 11, 2012
Under fierce election-year fire, President Barack Obama on Friday abruptly abandoned his stand that religious organizations must pay for birth control for workers, scrambling to end a furor raging from the Catholic Church to Congress to his re-election foes. He demanded that insurance companies step in to provide the coverage instead.
Pump patrol
February 11, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.27 at several stations.
Seabury girls defeat Topeka Heritage
February 11, 2012
Alexa Gaumer scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Courtney Hoag totaled 21 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots to lead Seabury’s girls basketball team past Topeka Heritage, 60-50, on Friday night at Seabury.
FSHS boys fall short at Olathe South
February 11, 2012
There isn’t much mystery around what has cost Free State High’s boys basketball team on the road this week.
Lawrence High girls lose rhythm, fall to Olathe North, 43-34
February 11, 2012
A struggling Lawrence High offense didn’t get any favors going up against Olathe North’s Jessica Sheble.
LHS boys demolish O-North
February 11, 2012
Bryce Montes de Oca built the Lawrence High lead, but it was Jake Mosiman that helped deliver the knockout blow.
KU track athlete Dixon places third in Arkansas meet
February 11, 2012
Kansas University sophomore Diamond Dixon placed third in the women’s 400 meters at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, finishing in a time of 53.17 seconds. She finished .44 behind first-place Regina George of Arkansas.
KU signee Ellis helps team to state record
February 11, 2012
Future Kansas University forward Perry Ellis scored 37 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Wichita Heights defeated Wichita Northwest, 83-61, on Friday night and tied the state record for most consecutive victories.
Jayhawks fall, 6-4, in softball season opener
February 11, 2012
Liz Kocon hammered a two-run home run, and Lexi Bryant hit a solo homer, but Kansas University’s softball team fell to Tennessee-Martin, 6-4, in its season opener Friday night in the Southeastern Louisiana Tournament.
Jeff Withey looks to stay hot against Oklahoma State
February 11, 2012
Kansas University basketball center Jeff Withey, who exploded for a career-high 25 points on Wednesday at Baylor, today will be cheered on by a legend who averaged 24.5 points a game in his three-year KU career.
Buzzer buzzkill: O-South girls clip Free State, 52-50, in final seconds
February 11, 2012
All season long, Free State High’s girls basketball team had talked about Friday night’s game at Olathe South.
NCAA denies UConn waiver request
February 11, 2012 in print edition on B2
The NCAA on Friday turned down the University of Connecticut’s request for a waiver that would allow its men’s basketball team to play in the 2013 national championship tournament.
How former Jayhawks fared (Feb. 11)
February 11, 2012 in print edition on B6
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Feb. 10.
Aging secretary responds on KanCare
February 11, 2012
Last week in Lawrence, an advocacy group presented several inaccuracies about KanCare, the Medicaid reform plan proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback. I would also like to take this opportunity to respond to an editorial questioning the inclusion of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) within KanCare.
Politics drives retreat on insurance issue
February 11, 2012
At the National Prayer Breakfast last week, seeking theological underpinning for his drive to raise taxes on the rich, President Obama invoked the highest possible authority. His policy, he testified “as a Christian,” “coincides with Jesus’ teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’”
25 years ago: DLA considers changing official mall policy
February 11, 2012
Since 1984, the group had officially been in support of the planned development.
40 years ago: Will daycare center at KU become a reality?
February 11, 2012
Kansas University was in the process of planning a day care center.
100 years ago: Lawrence women meet to discuss ‘standards’ of city
February 11, 2012
“The general welfare and social purity of Lawrence were discussed.”
Horoscope for Feb. 11
February 11, 2012
For Saturday, Feb. 11: This year your ability to empathize and comprehend others emerges. In a sense, you are a PI of the motives of others, often walking in their footsteps. You are willing to be more flexible than in the past. If you are single, your ability to relate is enhanced. After June 2012, a special person could star in your life. If you are attached, the two of you relate more easily than in the past. LIBRA understands you well.
Network fare is rehashed
February 11, 2012
NBC offers viewers a second glance at the pilot of “Smash” (9 p.m.). The show had a healthy audience last Monday, so look for the network to offer viewers plenty of chances to get hooked. It’s certainly spent enough (reported to be more than $25 million) promoting this extravaganza, so it behooves the network to give as many folks as possible the chance to see what all the fuss is about.
1952 champs return to KU
February 11, 2012
The 1952 Kansas national championship basketball team gathered Friday night at Bill Hougland’s house, the back of which overlooks the 17th green at Lawrence Country Club.
Faith Forum: Is love in a religious sense different than in a romantic sense?
February 11, 2012
Doug Heacock and Marshall Lackrone answer.