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Archive for Sunday, February 19, 2012

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6:00 a.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.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Jordan Juenemann puts in a bucket past Texas Tech defenders Jaye Crockett, left, and Deshon Minnis during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Bobby Knight only semi-right
February 19, 2012
The Kansas University basketball team’s reserves finally proved ESPN color commentator Bob Knight right. It just took them a few months.
2:00 p.m.
Kel Kelly, back left, and her children Julia McGovern, 18, front left, Shaun McGovern, 16, right, and Patrick McGovern, 14, gather around their computers at their vacation home in Wellfleet, Mass., Wednesday, July 30, 2008. Some parents are concerned about the way Facebook has changed the way children interact with each other. Parents urged to keep eye on kids’ Facebook accounts
February 19, 2012
On some days when Southwest Middle School resource officer Jay Bialek arrives to work, he is greeted by four or five students ready to report online bullying that had occurred the previous night or weekend.
6:00 p.m.
After a protest outside Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office, more than 300 people rallied near the south steps of the Statehouse on Wednesday. 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.
10:00 p.m.
The Kansas University Cancer Center 1 of 2 paths await KU after National Cancer Institute decision
February 19, 2012
After site visitors pack up and leave Kansas University’s Cancer Center this week, they’ll take with them a recommendation to Washington, and then KU’s Cancer Center, which has aggressively pursued the prize of designation from the National Cancer Institute, will head down one of two paths.

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School consolidation group looks beyond closings
February 19, 2012
The issue of which elementary schools to close in Lawrence is one that won’t go away. But before the school district can decide which schools to consolidate, it needs to create a long-term vision.
KU Cancer Center building strength
No matter the outcome of NCI bid, state better off for treatment
February 19, 2012
Kansas University’s Cancer Center, which faces one last hurdle this week in its ongoing quest to achieve National Cancer Institute designation, will remain focused on its mission regardless of the outcome.
Mother of CLO client files lawsuit claiming wrongful death
February 19, 2012
A McLouth woman has filed a lawsuit against Community Living Opportunities Inc. alleging her son died in 2010 because of injuries he suffered at a west Lawrence residential facility.
Kansas train-related fatality rate stubbornly steady
February 19, 2012
On a clear Friday afternoon last February, Kyle Snyder, 22, of Lecompton, hit the brakes on his pickup truck as he approached the railroad tracks on East 950 Road northwest of Lawrence.
Capitol Briefing: Redistricting pingpong; religious freedom; guns on campus; Brownback agenda
February 19, 2012
News from the Kansas State House compiled by Scott Rothschild.
KU Cancer Center staff has chance to sway reviewers during site visit
February 19, 2012
The Kansas University Cancer Center sent off its application for designation by the National Cancer Institute in late September, but this week it gets one final chance to sway the group of people who will make the eventual decision on whether it receives designation.
Parents urged to keep eye on kids’ Facebook accounts
February 19, 2012
On some days when Southwest Middle School resource officer Jay Bialek arrives to work, he is greeted by four or five students ready to report online bullying that had occurred the previous night or weekend.
1 of 2 paths await KU after National Cancer Institute decision
February 19, 2012
After site visitors pack up and leave Kansas University’s Cancer Center this week, they’ll take with them a recommendation to Washington, and then KU’s Cancer Center, which has aggressively pursued the prize of designation from the National Cancer Institute, will head down one of two paths.
School consolidation group split on recommendation
February 19, 2012
The school district should push for a bond that would keep all 14 Lawrence elementary schools open, cover deferred maintenance projects, eliminate portable classrooms and add capacity for full-day kindergarten. That’s the heart of the recommendation coming out of half of the members of a working group that has been asked to find a way to close the district’s smallest elementary schools.
Gas prices highest ever for this time of year
February 19, 2012
Gasoline prices have never been higher this time of the year.
NYPD monitored Muslim students all over Northeast
February 19, 2012
The New York Police Department monitored Muslim college students far more broadly than previously known, at schools far beyond the city limits, including the Ivy League colleges of Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned.
KU student cited for improper turn after accident
February 19, 2012
An 18-year-old Kansas University student was cited for an improper turn following a minor injury accident at 14th and Tennessee streets Saturday morning.
Pump patrol
February 19, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.45 at several stations.
25 years ago: Hunter S. Thompson gives talk at KU
February 19, 2012
Thompson paced the stage and ordered the lectern to be taken away.
40 years ago: County commissioner stresses need for new judicial building
February 19, 2012
Heck said that it might be necessary to hold a bond election for the project.
100 years ago: Man skips town with rented team and buggy
February 19, 2012
“A stranger giving the name of Frank Miller hired a team and buggy from the Francisco barn Saturday morning for the purpose of driving to Lone Star.”
TCU trouble not really unexpected
February 19, 2012 in print edition on B2
While news vans have been driving around TCU’s campus in wake of the Great Drug Scandal of 2012, the vast majority of people around University Drive carry on as if nothing happened.
Mickelson, Bradley share Northern Trust lead
February 19, 2012 in print edition on B2
Phil Mickelson hit one tree, threaded a shot through five trees and hit a drive that wound up in a spectator’s shorts. He somehow managed a 1-under 70 on Saturday to share the lead with PGA champion Keegan Bradley in the Northern Trust Open.
Kyle Busch wins Shootout
February 19, 2012 in print edition on B2
Kyle Busch edged Tony Stewart in a thrilling finish of the first race of 2012, using a sling-shot pass Saturday night on the last lap of the exhibition Budweiser Shootout to beat the defending NASCAR champion to the checkered flag.
Lawrence High’s Andregg wins first state swim title
February 19, 2012
Lawrence High senior Zach Andregg already had taken third place in the 50 freestyle Saturday at the Class 6A state swimming and diving meet at Capitol Federal Natatorium.
Hosmer, Moustakas reach K.C. deals
February 19, 2012 in print edition on B2
The Royals agreed to contracts with first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas, outfielder Lorenzo Cain and right-hander Luis Mendoza on Saturday, two days before pitchers and catchers are due to report to spring training.
Lions wrestlers dominate 6A regional
February 19, 2012
In the hunt for a state title, sometimes sacrifices have to be made.
Coach to Lin: Don’t sweat turnovers
February 19, 2012 in print edition on B9
Jeremy Lin has flawlessly handled Linsanity. Handling the ball has been tougher.
Seabury’s Hoag sets school record with 38 points
February 19, 2012
Courtney Hoag scored a school-record 38 points Saturday to lead Bishop Seabury’s girls basketball team past Hyman Brand, 61-40.
Kansas tennis sweeps Bradley
February 19, 2012
Kansas University’s tennis team swept the Bradley Braves, 7-0, in doubles and singles competition on Saturday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Tech doesn’t have horses
Billy Gillispie likens Red Raiders to Seabiscuit
February 19, 2012
Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie seemed to understand his team’s underdog status following its 83-50 loss to Kansas University on Saturday night.
Pille strikes out 11 for Jayhawks; softball wins seventh in a row
February 19, 2012
Kansas University’s softball team won both ends of a doubleheader at the Charlotte Classic on Saturday, extending its win streak to seven games.
KU baseball starts 3-0 for first time since 2007
February 19, 2012
Kansas University baseball’s team picked up two more victories Saturday to jump out to 3-0 — the best start for KU since it went 5-0 in 2007.
Notebook: Giants’ Lawrence Tynes among fans in ’house
February 19, 2012
New York Giants placekicker Lawrence Tynes, whose team won the Super Bowl, attended the KU-Texas Tech game and was introduced to the crowd as a Tynes highlight video appeared on the big screen.
How former Jayhawks fared (Feb. 19)
February 19, 2012 in print edition on B9
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Feb.18.
Bobby Knight only semi-right
February 19, 2012
The Kansas University basketball team’s reserves finally proved ESPN color commentator Bob Knight right. It just took them a few months.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
February 19, 2012
Road work planned for the week of Feb. 19
Truth is key to reconciliation
February 19, 2012
A story for Black History Month. Bryan Stevenson is director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery, Ala.-based organization he founded in 1989 to provide legal representation for the indigent and incarcerated. The EJI doesn’t charge its clients, but, says Stevenson, he will sometimes require them to read selected books.
New biography honors Ike memory
February 19, 2012
Two coming developments, one dismal and one excellent, pertain to America’s memory of a great man. One of several oversight panels soon will consider a proposed memorial to Dwight Eisenhower.
Bench-clearing rout: Ex-walk-on Jordan Juenemann hits for 7, career high
12:00 a.m., February 19, 2012 Updated 01:42 a.m.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Jordan Juenemann resembled a true scholarship athlete in exploding for a career-high seven points off 3-of-3 shooting (1-for-1 from three) while playing the final four minutes of an 83-50 rout of Texas Tech on Saturday. He was one of nine KU players to score on a night the bench chipped in 31 points.
Police case
Two cases involving local police officers have placed the Lawrence Police Department in an unflattering light.
February 19, 2012
A couple of news stories that broke last week have drawn some unflattering attention to the Lawrence Police Department, and the way these incidents are handled will be critical to maintaining the community’s confidence in local law enforcement.
Kovel’s Antiques: Pre-photography likenesses not always correct
February 19, 2012
Presidents Day, still officially named George Washington’s Birthday, is celebrated on the third Monday in February. But it has not always been celebrated on that day.
Garden Calendar: Waste not, want not — Tips for composting
February 19, 2012
Composting almost sounds like a too-good-to-be-true gimmick, but the rumors are true. You really can turn your leaves and kitchen scraps into fertilizer, use weeds and grass clippings to loosen heavy clay soils, and make potting mix from materials in your own yard.
Behind the Lens: Aperture setting can be used to manipulate depth of field
February 19, 2012
The typical camera has a control dial on top. Last week I reviewed how setting this dial to “S’ “T” or “Tv”, controls the shutter speed. The other primary controls on this dial are “A” or “Av” for aperture priority, “P” for program, and on some cameras, “M” for manual.
Boomer Girl Diary: Sun worship burns later in life
February 19, 2012
I was a child of the ’60s. By that I mean an actual child — age 5 to 15, over the course of the decade.
Horoscope for Feb. 19
February 19, 2012
For Sunday, Feb. 19: You have a tendency to keep many of your opinions to yourself. You also might want a lot of time alone. Do be careful with your finances. Money could run through your fingers. If you are single, you will need someone quite diverse and independent to be able to swing with your moods. If you are attached, you realize that a loved one might be having trouble adjusting to your new self.
‘Short’ long on obvious sight gags
February 19, 2012
The most successful comedy writers either become their own stars, or find suitable alter egos. And some do both.