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Archive for Saturday, February 18, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Contractors, cities and counties on Thursday tried to slam the brakes on a proposal by House Republican leaders that would divert $350 million in highway funds to pay for a cut in the state income tax. Highway interests in Kansas try to run GOP tax plan off the road
February 16, 2012
Contractors, cities and counties on Thursday tried to slam the brakes on a proposal by House Republican leaders that would divert $350 million in highway funds to pay for a cut in the state income tax.
6:00 a.m.
From left, musicians Mike West, David Barnhill and Jane Live rehearse for a Mardi Gras parade Friday at the house of West and Katie Euliss. The Mardi Gras parade, in its fifth year, will be Tuesday downtown. Fat tunes: Group makes music for Mardi Gras
February 17, 2012
This year they plan to spread their raucous, colorful cheer beginning around noon, at 11th and Massachusetts streets, and then work their way down to Free State Brewery, 636 Mass., where, as band-member-wife Sarah Revell put it, “they just kind of take over.”
10:00 a.m.
In this 2010 file photo, a Lawrence Police Department patrol car responds to a call at Kansas University's McCollum Hall. Suspended police officers’ names not released
February 17, 2012
One day after Lawrence city officials confirmed that two police officers were suspended related to an investigation into the dismissal of traffic tickets in exchange for Kansas University basketball tickets, the city’s attorney said it would notify appropriate parties in the judicial system about the identity of the individuals involved.
2:00 p.m.
Kris Kobach claims victory in the Republican primary for Kansas Secretary of State in Topeka in this file photo. Kobach said he wants to see an end to birthright citizenship. Kobach-supported immigration bills probably stalled, Kansas leaders say
February 17, 2012
After four days of emotional hearings, legislative leaders said several proposed immigration bills supported by Secretary of State Kris Kobach are probably dead. “I don’t sense the support in the Senate for that kind of legislation,” said Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton.
3:41 p.m.
A Kansas University artist's plans to display a traveling chicken coop - and then slaughter its residents - has generated some controversy. Controversy swirls around artist’s plans for project detailing the life — and death — of chickens
3:35 p.m., February 18, 2012 Updated 5:32 p.m.
“The Story of Chickens: A Revolution” features a traveling chicken coop — with five live birds inside — placed in various locations for the public to see the chickens and “get to know them,” says Amber Hansen, the artist behind the project and a Kansas University lecturer. And at the end of the project, they’ll be slaughtered for food.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas head coach Bill Self, right, laughs with Texas Tech head coach Billy Gillispie, who is Self's former assistant, prior to tipoff on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at United Spirit Arena. Beware of the ‘mud’: Bill Self wary of Red Raiders
February 18, 2012
There’s always a chance Kansas University’s basketball team will put on a high-flying offensive display — featuring an assortment of lob-dunks and breakaway jams — on any given night in Allen Fieldhouse, a place where the Jayhawks have won 88 of their past 89 games.

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City Commission agenda for Feb. 21
February 18, 2012
City commissioners will receive the annual report detailing Taser usage by the Lawrence Police Department.
Group mobilizing people to protest Brownback, Kobach
February 18, 2012
Tamara Werth, one of the co-founders of a grass-roots organization that has arisen in opposition to the agenda of Gov. Sam Brownback and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, said many Kansans are upset with the political direction of the state.
Number of farms drops in U.S., stable in Kansas
February 18, 2012
The National Agricultural Statistics Service says the number of farms in the U.S. dropped slightly last year and the amount of land used for farming continued to decline.
House speaker’s remap plan splits K.C. area
February 18, 2012
House Speaker Mike O’Neal is floating a new congressional redistricting plan that would split the Kansas City area between two districts and put part of it in a district with rural western Kansas communities 400 miles away.
Show helps build love of model trains
February 18, 2012
Nate Steinlage, 5, locks his gaze on a model train, then pulls a lever that makes the train cruise down the tracks toward a freight car.
Controversy swirls around artist’s plans for project detailing the life — and death — of chickens
03:35 p.m., February 18, 2012 Updated 05:32 p.m.
“The Story of Chickens: A Revolution” features a traveling chicken coop — with five live birds inside — placed in various locations for the public to see the chickens and “get to know them,” says Amber Hansen, the artist behind the project and a Kansas University lecturer. And at the end of the project, they’ll be slaughtered for food.
Border War loss ‘dagger’ for KU women
03:12 p.m., February 18, 2012 Updated 06:20 p.m.
Missouri shot better than 55 percent from the floor for the first time since December of 2005, making 57 percent of its shots in a 70-65 victory over Kansas on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
Two men injured in U.S. Highway 59 accident near Pleasant Grove
09:20 a.m., February 18, 2012 Updated 12:14 a.m.
Two men were flown to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries early Saturday after a one-vehicle rollover accident.
Motorcyclist gets in wreck trying to avoid collision
February 18, 2012
A motorcycle rider was transported Friday to Lawrence Memorial Hospital from Baldwin City after losing control his motorcycle while attempting to avoid hitting another vehicle.
Woman not seriously hurt in accident at 13th, Connecticut
February 18, 2012
A 39-year-old woman was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after an accident at Connecticut and 13th streets Friday morning.
Sebelius touts health IT initiative
February 18, 2012
After some convincing, the U.S. health care industry has been moving more toward online record keeping, thanks in part to about $3 billion in federal stimulus funds, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Friday.
Pump patrol
February 18, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.47 at several stations.
Free State boys rip Olathe North on Senior Night
February 18, 2012
Senior Night played a pretty important role in the Free State boys’ 66-54 Senior Night basketball victory on Friday night at FSHS, but not in the way one might think.
KU softball win streak hits 5
February 18, 2012
Kansas University’s softball team gave up four runs in the sixth, then scored four of its own in the seventh to claim a 9-6 victory over Charlotte on Friday to cap a 2-0 day at the Charlotte Classic.
LHS bowlers fourth at league tourney
February 18, 2012
Lawrence High’s Tre Sexton and Riley Gentry placed fifth and sixth on the boys side, and the Lions’ Kierstan Warren was sixth on the girls side to pace LHS to a pair of fourth-place team finishes at the Sunflower League bowling tournament on Friday at Park Lanes.
City swimmers advance at state
February 18, 2012
Free State’s Ben Sloan and Canaan Campbell qualified for a pair of individual championship-heat finals, and Lawrence High’s Zach Andregg matched the feat after the preliminary round of the Class 6A state swimming and diving meet on Friday at Capitol Federal Natatorium.
Ritch Price gets 300th KU win
February 18, 2012
Junior catcher Alex DeLeon went 2-for-5 with a three-run double and four RBIs and sophomore Frank Duncan earned his first collegiate victory as Kansas University downed Middle Tennessee, 7-3, to give coach Ritch Price his 300th victory at KU on Friday afternoon at Reese Smith Jr. Field.
KU wome eager for Border War finale
February 18, 2012
When it comes to the Border War rivalry with Missouri, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson is like many other KU coaches.
Veritas splits twinbill
February 18, 2012
Veritas Christian built a 16-point halftime lead and held on Friday night in a 49-39 boys basketball victory over Center Place Restoration.
Seabury girls claim 38-31 win
February 18, 2012
Seabury girls basketball coach Becky Bridson felt a bit older after Friday’s 38-31 victory over University Academy.
Seabury boys win OT thriller
February 18, 2012
The plan was to switch all ball screens, so on the game’s biggest possession, Seabury Academy’s Thomas Diaz was left to guard University Academy’s Martez Harrison at the top of the three-point line.
Free State girls win on Senior Night
February 18, 2012
Playing on head coach Bryan Duncan’s 39th birthday, the Free State girls raced to a fast start, did their best to help Duncan age during the middle portion and finally calmed down enough to cruise to a 62-46 Senior Night victory over Olathe North.
Beware of the ‘mud’: Bill Self wary of Red Raiders
February 18, 2012
There’s always a chance Kansas University’s basketball team will put on a high-flying offensive display — featuring an assortment of lob-dunks and breakaway jams — on any given night in Allen Fieldhouse, a place where the Jayhawks have won 88 of their past 89 games.
Royals, Collins reach deal
February 18, 2012 in print edition on B2
The Royals and left-hander Tim Collins have agreed to terms on a contract for this season, leaving 11 unsigned players on their 40-man roster.
Yankees to send pitcher Burnett to Pirates
February 18, 2012 in print edition on B2
The Yankees agreed Friday to trade much maligned pitcher A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh for two minor-leaguers, a deal that clears the way for New York to add Raul Ibanez.
Illini coach was a bit too honest
February 18, 2012 in print edition on B2
Fed up with comparisons early in his first season, Illinois coach Bruce Weber showed up for a December 2003 news conference dressed in black to stage a mock funeral to mark the end of the Bill Self era.
Weber: Players getting the message
February 18, 2012 in print edition on B2
Illinois coach Bruce Weber said Friday that he hopes to finish his career with the Illini after a week that saw him criticize both himself and his players before apologizing for being frustrated.
How former Jayhawks fared (Feb. 18)
February 18, 2012 in print edition on B6
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Feb. 17.
LHS girls stumble at Olathe East
February 18, 2012
A miserable first-half shooting slump put Lawrence High’s girls basketball team in an inescapable hole Friday night at Olathe East.
LHS boys bomb Hawks
February 18, 2012
An old basketball adage warns, Live by the three, die by the three. Lawrence High’s boys basketball team didn’t let that hoops axiom impact it Friday night, though. LHS thrived from long range at Olathe East, burying seven of 13 attempts from long range in a 51-41 victory over the No. 6 team in Class 6A.
Local survey looks at economic development attitudes
February 18, 2012
This past week, a diverse group of Lawrence residents was interviewed by officials of a Denver-based company to gather input about economic and industrial development. All interviews were a one-on-one format with the responses and opinions not being attributed to particular individuals.
25 years ago: Downtown mall will now cost over 35 percent more
February 18, 2012
A new price tag had been attached to the proposed downtown mall.
40 years ago: Governor signs ‘progressive’ highway bill into law
February 18, 2012
The system consisted of about 1,200 miles of proposed new freeways.
100 years ago: Having led ‘wild life,’ young girl to appear in juvenile court
February 18, 2012
“This girl is a sister of Essie Fowler, who left the home of her parents at Lecompton last week to leave with a young man.”
Around and About for Feb. 18, 2012
February 18, 2012
Jordan Payne and Justine Ahle, both of Lawrence, have been named to the President’s List at Drake University.
Policy group looks at Laffer tax claims
February 18, 2012
With jobs front and center in most voters’ minds, politicians seeking to cut or repeal personal income taxes are marketing their proposals as tools for boosting the economy.
GOP must make case against Obamacare
February 18, 2012
Give him points for cleverness. President Obama’s birth control “accommodation” was as politically successful as it was morally meaningless.
Hallmark keeps that loving feeling
February 18, 2012
Four nights too late for Valentine’s Day, “Second Honeymoon” (7 p.m., Hallmark) offers a grown-up variation on “The Parent Trap.”
Horoscope for Feb. 18
February 18, 2012
For Saturday, Feb. 18: This year you might choose not to be found as easily. You know your priorities and what needs to be done. You often keep your own counsel. As you seem more introverted, sometimes friends might act strangely. Be clear about where you are coming from with those close to you; they will understand. If you decide to hook up with someone, you will be very private about this bond. Make this OK. If you are attached, the two of you flourish with more downtime.
Faith Forum: Can faith be ‘all consuming’?
February 18, 2012
The Rev. Gary Teske and the Rev. Paul Gray answer.