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Jayhawks in the NBA (Feb. 13)
February 12, 2012
How ex-Jayhawks in the NBA fared in games Feb. 12.
‘Lin-sanity’ a little over top
February 12, 2012
Jeremy Lin, 23, unselected in the 2010 NBA Draft, now stands astride the Big Apple, which of course crowns him as king of our world.
Capitol Briefing: Immigration; Kan-ed; Redistricting; Snow removal
February 12, 2012
News from the Kansas Statehouse compiled by Scott Rothschild.
Greece passes new austerity deal amid rioting
February 12, 2012
Greek lawmakers today approved harsh new austerity measures demanded by bailout creditors to save the debt-crippled nation from bankruptcy, after riots in Athens and other cities left stores looted and burned and more than 120 people hurt.
Regents work to give proper credit
February 12, 2012
Meg Fowler said finding out how her class credits transfer from Johnson County Community College isn’t easy.
Cold case awaits old DNA evidence test results
February 12, 2012
Two people whose lives were severely set off course by a sexual assault anxiously wait to see whether DNA evidence can finally provide answers.
Rapes reported in 2011 at 6-year low
February 12, 2012
There were 40 reported rapes last year in Lawrence, equal to the number reported in 2010 and down from 57 in 2009. In total, 121 sex crimes were reported to Lawrence police, including 47 sex crimes against children, according to information obtained through an open records request.
Organization is eternally young: Boys and Girls Club turns 40
February 12, 2012
The need for a boys’ club grew out of the turmoil of 1970. Lawrence was in chaos that year as race riots erupted at Lawrence High School, a nighttime curfew was enforced, and two teenage boys, one white and one black, were shot and killed in the streets of Lawrence.
Youth of the Year to be honored
February 12, 2012
For Trei Dudley, the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club helped redefine her lifetime goals. For Ajala Anavberokhai, it provided much-needed confidence at a young age. And for Bryce Page, it was a place to be himself.
How to help: Lawrence Meals on Wheels seeks drivers to make food deliveries
February 12, 2012
Lawrence Meals on Wheels is in desperate need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound community members.
KU women lose Davis to injury, fall to K-State, 47-43
02:08 p.m., February 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Playing without leading scorer Carolyn Davis, the Kansas University women’s basketball team took Kansas State to the wire in a 47-43 loss on Sunday at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan.
NWS extends winter weather advisory in Douglas County until 6 p.m. Monday
09:02 a.m., February 12, 2012 Updated 10:34 a.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has extended a winter weather advisory for northeastern Kansas, including Douglas, Jefferson, Franklin and Shawnee counties, until 6 p.m. Monday.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
February 12, 2012
Road work planned for the week ending February 11, 2012.
Pump Patrol
February 12, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.37 at several stations.
Around and about in local business
February 12, 2012
Local business news for the week ending February 11, 2012.
KU trying to get more Missouri students to enroll at Edwards Campus
February 12, 2012
Kansas University is proposing lower tuition for some Missouri students in hopes of filling more slots at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park.
Flory dairy farm selling equipment, taking on different work after 60 years
February 12, 2012
The Flory dairy farm — you may have seen it atop its hill above Lone Star Lake — is having an auction March 7. Selling its herd. Selling its milking equipment. Closing the book on more than 60 years of Florys milking cattle in Douglas County.
80-year-old Utah man hurt in accident, car fire on I-70
February 12, 2012
An 80-year-old Utah man was hurt in an accident on Interstate 70 between Topeka and Lawrence, near milepost 191, at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. He was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, Kansas Turnpike Authority Lt. John Lehnherr said.
Bill Self: Celebration of ’52 title team ‘cool’
February 12, 2012
Members of Kansas University’s 1952 NCAA title team were honored at halftime of Saturday’s KU-Oklahoma State game. Those in attendance: players Bill Heitholt, Bill Hougland, Al Kelley, Bob Kenney, Bill Lienhard and Clyde Lovellette, plus manager Wayne Louderback.
Offense nice, but for Elijah Johnson ‘D’ is key
February 12, 2012
Elijah Johnson admits it was nice to see his shot go down a few times during Saturday’s game. Still, the Kansas University junior guard says his offense isn’t his focus.
Slow beginning leaves OSU at a loss
February 12, 2012
The blank stares on their faces as they ran to the locker room said it all. Sure, Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball team had made the trip to Lawrence for Saturday’s match-up with No. 7 Kansas University, but, when the final horn sounded, the Cowboys were left scratching their heads about their failure to show up during the first half of Saturday’s 81-66 loss.
Veritas boys, girls fall to Derby Invasion
February 12, 2012
Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team couldn’t overcome an early deficit in a 61-41 loss Saturday to Derby Invasion.
Shorthanded LHS wrestlers second at league
February 12, 2012
Although Lawrence High’s wrestling team is ranked No. 2 in Class 6A, the Lions didn’t have their full stable of wrestlers available Saturday for the Sunflower League tournament at Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Haskell splits Senior Day doubleheader
February 12, 2012
The Haskell Indian Nations University women’s basketball team outscored Central Baptist College 40-30 in the second half, but lost, 66-55, on Saturday at Coffin Complex in HINU’s Senior Day.
Sunflower Showdown looms: Kansas eager for women’s basketball rematch with KSU
February 12, 2012
When Kansas University’s women’s basketball team played host to Kansas State in early January, it marked the second Big 12 Conference game of the season for both teams. Each was coming off of an upset of a traditional power in its conference opener (KU beat Texas, and K-State topped Texas A&M) and it looked as if the winner could be headed for a memorable season near the top of the league standings.
KU softball takes two in Louisiana
February 12, 2012
Kansas University’s softball team bounced back Saturday at the Southeastern Louisiana Classic, winning both games of a doubleheader less than 24 hours after suffering a pair of season-opening losses on Friday.
KU big man gets votes of confidence
February 12, 2012
It’s inaccurate to say that nothing can boost the confidence of a college basketball player coming off a scoreless game in a tough loss more than a 25-point road outburst against the nation’s sixth-ranked team.
Track athletes break KU records
February 12, 2012
The Kansas University women’s 4x400-meter relay team qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships with a 3:33.65 time on Saturday at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. It was the fastest 4x400 relay in KU history.
Whole lotta love: Clyde Lovellette gushes over Jayhawks
February 12, 2012
Former Kansas University basketball great Clyde Lovellette waved to the fans while walking through the northwest tunnel of Allen Fieldhouse after receiving a standing ovation at halftime of Saturday’s KU-Oklahoma State game. The 82-year-old Hall of Famer from Petersburg, Ind., stopped not to talk about KU’s 1952 NCAA title team, which had just been recognized, but about the 2011-12 Jayhawk squad that exploded for 51 points in the first half of an 81-66 victory over the Cowboys.
LeBron only No. 6 on least-liked list
February 12, 2012 in print edition on B2
Nineteen months after “The Decision” sent his personal stock plummeting, LeBron James is as desperate as ever to please and still clueless on how to go about it.
NFL said no to Nixon blackout proposal
February 12, 2012 in print edition on B2
The NFL, which is trying to maintain its TV blackout of home games that don’t sell out, missed an opportunity 40 years ago to preserve an even more restrictive policy when it rebuffed an effort by President Richard Nixon to lift the hometown blackout just for playoff games.
Woods trails Wi by four at Pebble Beach
February 12, 2012 in print edition on B2
Charlie Wi played bogey-free at Spyglass Hill for a 3-under 69 to build a three-shot lead Saturday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Now it’s time for him to face his demons of self-doubt — along with a familiar force in golf.
How former Jayhawks fared (Feb. 12)
February 12, 2012 in print edition on B11
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Feb. 11.
Not broken
February 12, 2012
As the deadline for the Central and East Lawrence Consolidation Working Group’s recommendation looms, neither the Lawrence school board nor the district administration has offered a clear explanation for why this exercise is necessary in the first place.
Alabama case could criminalize politics
February 12, 2012
All elected officials, and those who help finance elections in the expectation that certain promises will be kept — and everyone who cares about the rule of law — should hope the Supreme Court agrees to hear Don Siegelman’s appeal of his conviction. Until the court clarifies what constitutes quid pro quo political corruption, Americans engage in politics at their peril because prosecutors have dangerous discretion to criminalize politics.
It takes time
Tackling big issues is fine, but the state needs to take time to find the right answers for Kansas.
February 12, 2012
Change is hard, and the sheer volume of change being thrown at Kansans this year is bound to make us uncomfortable. What would help, however, would be for Kansans to be confident that the elected and appointed public officials who are pushing these changes have a full understanding of their consequences.
Public financing is a must
February 12, 2012
In 2008, candidate Obama broke a promise to use public campaign financing, thereby gaining a tactical advantage at the expense of betraying his professed principles. Of course, politics is hell on principles, so one can hardly be surprised at his decision now to embrace a super PAC set up on his behalf. Disappointed, but not surprised.
Kovel’s Antiques: ‘Sailor valentines’ not so romantic
February 12, 2012
Valentine’s Day has been celebrated for centuries.
Garden Calendar: USDA updates plant hardiness zone map
February 12, 2012
When gardeners talk about the zone, they are usually not referring to a new diet, defense tactics, or the mental state they reach while working in the garden.
25 years ago: Kansas planning state task force on AIDS
February 12, 2012
Lt. Gov. Jack Walker today announced plans for a task force to study the risk of AIDS in Kansas.
40 years ago: Judge rules gay student group can’t access KU funds
February 12, 2012
“U.S. District Court Judge George Templar recently had ruled against the Lawrence Gay Liberation Front in its effort to gain recognition.”
100 years ago: Lawrence woman treasures Lincoln’s letter to her father
February 12, 2012
“Miss Sarah C. White of 1032 Ohio street is in possession of a rare relic of the days of Abraham Lincoln.”
Behind the Lens: Incorrect shutter speeds cause blurry photos
February 12, 2012
Advances in camera technology have made capturing decent photographs fairly easy.
Horoscope for Feb. 12
February 12, 2012
For Sunday, Feb. 12: This year you swing from light and easy to intense and focused. Sometimes people won’t know which person they will meet. If nothing else, others find you to be intriguing. If you are single, you could meet a foreigner who will play a strong role in your life. If you are attached, share more of your dreams and professional life with your sweetie. SCORPIO can be pushy.
Cruise ship wreck ready for prime time
February 12, 2012
“Italian Cruise Ship Disaster: The Untold Stories” (6 p.m., National Geographic) offers the first, moment-by-moment documentary look at the seemingly preventable mishap, including extensive interviews with survivors who were having the time of their lives right up to the moment disaster struck.