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Archive for Sunday, February 26, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld spoke Friday at Fort Leavenworth’s Lewis and Clark Center to roughly 1,000 U.S. and international officers at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Former defense secretary Rumsfeld visits Fort Leavenworth
February 24, 2012
Donald Rumsfeld recalled his 2001 Secretary of Defense confirmation hearing in which he fielded a question from U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas about what worried him late at night.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor fights through a pick by Missouri forward Steve Moore as he defends MU guard Phil Pressey during the first half on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Border Warriors prove mettle
February 26, 2012
Big comeback against the bitter rival ends with the home team winning, and we all know what happens next. The students make like water breaking through a dam and stream onto the court, forming a sea of flailing bodies. Not here.
10:00 a.m.
The 16-year-old victim in the case says her attacker forced his way in her car when she ended her shift at the Ottawa Walmart on Feb. 19, 2000. The girl was then driven to several other locations where she was sexually assaulted. 12 years after sexual assault, suspect found and will stand trial
February 26, 2012
The 2003 arrest of a trucker — caught smuggling 500 pounds of marijuana along with tomatoes in a semitrailer on the East Coast — would eventually lead police to a suspect 10 years after the assault.
2:00 p.m.
City of Lawrence sanitation trucks return from the county landfill and pass through the North Second and Locust St. intersection Monday, June 14, 2010. Area cities approach trash services differently
February 26, 2012
Trash — it’s everywhere. But when it comes to how cities deal with the trash their residents produce, about the only thing for certain is that they all deal with it somehow.
6:00 p.m.
Matt Jones, co-owner of Struct/Restruct climbs to the roof during a workday Feb. 17 on one of their latest restoration and remodeling projects at 925 Del. Jones and the crew at Struct/Restruct have added a new dimension to remodeling by adding modern additions to older Lawrence homes while maintaining the integrity of the initial design. East Lawrence homes spruced up with modern, unique appearances
February 26, 2012
If these walls at 1109 N.Y. could talk, they could tell you how they once showed mercy on an entire construction crew. The old 1860s home on New York Street, you see, had a few problems. For one, it had a floor that probably only a skateboarder would appreciate. It sloped 7 inches from one side of the house to the other.

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Gary Woodland would rather be golfing
February 26, 2012
PGA tour professional Gary Woodland had hoped to be in Arizona competing in the Accenture Match Play Chamionships in Saturday’s quarterfinals. He had no complaints about what amounted to a most memorable consolation prize.
Tight end up for grabs at Kansas
February 26, 2012
With Tim Biere graduating and hoping to catch on in the NFL, Kansas University’s football program has an opening for a starting tight end.
Gut check’: KU faces fast, emotional turnaround
February 26, 2012
Someday, Conner Teahan will tell his grandkids about the day he went 4-for-4 from three and helped Kansas University’s basketball team overcome a 19-point second-half deficit in an 87-86 overtime victory over Missouri in Allen Fieldhouse.
Michigan defensive end Neal Page commits to KU football
February 26, 2012
Neal Page, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound senior from Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Mich., has orally committed to the Kansas football team, Rivals.com is reporting.
Divorces
February 26, 2012
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending February 25, 2012.
Marriages
February 26, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending February 25, 2012.
Police respond to shots fired in west Lawrence early Sunday
February 26, 2012
Lawrence police responded to a report of gunshots at a west Lawrence apartment complex early Sunday morning and found several shell casings.
Contraception takes step back
February 26, 2012
“You know, back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees …” - Foster Friess, Feb. 16, 2012 Do you watch “Mad Men”? If so, you know that one of the things that drama about a 1960s advertising agency does best is transport you back to the days when women still were “gals.” We think we remember what that was like. We use words like “sexist” and “paternalistic” to describe it.
Man sentenced to 50 years in wife’s death
February 26, 2012
A 37-year-old central Kansas man has been sentenced to at least 50 years in prison for killing his wife.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission to give public report on Wolf Creek
February 26, 2012
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a public meeting to address a recent inspection report on Wolf Creek nuclear power plant near Burlington.
Around and about in local business
February 26, 2012
Local business news the week ending February 25, 2012.
GOP governors concerned about long primary race
February 26, 2012
Democratic governors are bullish on President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects, citing the improving economy and a Republican nominating contest that has exposed deep divisions in the party’s base.
East Lawrence homes spruced up with modern, unique appearances
February 26, 2012
If these walls at 1109 N.Y. could talk, they could tell you how they once showed mercy on an entire construction crew. The old 1860s home on New York Street, you see, had a few problems. For one, it had a floor that probably only a skateboarder would appreciate. It sloped 7 inches from one side of the house to the other.
2 U.S. advisers killed in Kabul
NATO pulls military workers amid protests
February 26, 2012
A gunman killed two American military advisers with shots to the back of the head Saturday inside a heavily guarded ministry building, and NATO ordered military workers out of Afghan ministries as protests raged for a fifth day over the burning of copies of the Quran at a U.S. army base.
Church hosting talk on immigration Sunday
February 26, 2012
Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., will host “A Christian Response to Immigration,” a talk and workshop led by Edith Rasell at 5:30 p.m. today in the Mayflower room of the church.
Boys and Girls Club members flaunt hoops skills in tournament
February 26, 2012
More than 100 first- and second-graders decided to forgo watching cartoons or sleeping in Saturday to spend their morning playing basketball instead.
Pump patrol
February 26, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.56 at several stations.
Area cities approach trash services differently
Lawrence City Commission to hear comments on task force’s report Tuesday
February 26, 2012
Trash — it’s everywhere. But when it comes to how cities deal with the trash their residents produce, about the only thing for certain is that they all deal with it somehow.
12 years after sexual assault, suspect found and will stand trial
February 26, 2012
The 2003 arrest of a trucker — caught smuggling 500 pounds of marijuana along with tomatoes in a semitrailer on the East Coast — would eventually lead police to a suspect 10 years after the assault.
Jayhawk baseball loses to Miss. St.
February 26, 2012
The Kansas University baseball team fell to Mississippi State, 3-1, on Saturday at Dudy Noble Field.
Kansas tennis stays undefeated
February 26, 2012
The Kansas University tennis team remained undefeated in dual competition after defeating Drake, 6-1, on Saturday.
KU swim team fourth at Big 12 Championships
February 26, 2012
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team finished in fourth place out of five teams at the Big 12 Championships on Saturday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
Behind the Lens: Depth of field important for focusing on subject
February 26, 2012
When I photograph a KU football game, even outdoors in daylight, I choose a large aperture (f/2.8, f4.0) for creative purposes.
Utah’s Evans dazzles
February 26, 2012 in print edition on B10
His nickname is the Human Pogo Stick, and Utah’s Jeremy Evans set out to put some bounce back into the Slam Dunk Contest.
Veritas boys basketball third at state tournament
February 26, 2012
Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team made a stop in the final seconds, and the Eagles defeated Topeka Heritage, 39-38, Saturday for third place in the KCAA state tournament.
KU softball wins 11th in a row
February 26, 2012
Kansas University’s softball team beat UNC-Wilmington twice on Saturday at the Seahawk Classic to claim its 10th and 11th straight victories.
KU women place third at Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championship
February 26, 2012
Kansas University triple-jumper Andrea Geubelle, 400-meter sprinter Diamond Dixon and the KU women’s 4x400 relay team won first-place medals as the Jayhawks’ women’s track and field team placed third at the Big 12 Indoor Championships on Saturday.
Baldwin wrestlers win state titles
February 26, 2012
Baldwin High wrestlers Andrew Morgan and Colton Bonner won state championships, and the Bulldogs took sixth place Saturday at the Class 4A meet.
McIlroy, Westwood paired in semis
February 26, 2012 in print edition on B2
A dull day in the desert ended with high anticipation Saturday when Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood won their matches, setting up a semifinal showdown in the Match Play Championship. At stake for the winner — a chance to go to No. 1 in the world.
Individual titles push LHS to third at state wrestling
February 26, 2012
The stage was nothing new to Reece Wright-Conklin.
Tiger coach laments War’s end
February 26, 2012
Missouri coach Frank Haith made it clear once again after Kansas University’s 87-86 victory over MU on Saturday: He isn’t convinced the KU-MU Border War rivalry should end after this season.
Crennel: Chiefs mull Manning
February 26, 2012 in print edition on B2
Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel says his team would consider signing Peyton Manning — if the four-time league MVP becomes a free agent.
Thomas Robinson ‘great’ against Tigers
February 26, 2012
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self had a heart-to-heart talk with junior forward Thomas Robinson on Thursday — a day after Robinson was whistled for a technical foul in the final minute of a 66-58 victory at Texas A&M.
Few jobs open as Royals begin full-squad drills
February 26, 2012 in print edition on B2
Although the Kansas City Royals lost 91 games last year, there are few jobs open in spring training.
Kansas claims epic win in Border War finale
February 26, 2012
Thrusting his arms into the air while peering into the Allen Fieldhouse stands, Bill Self let out a primal scream as the final horn sounded in Kansas University’s 87-86 overtime victory over Missouri on Saturday afternoon.
25 years ago: Local chef competes for national recipe prize
February 26, 2012
Lawrence cook Frank Carey was planning to take his “Chicken Bombay” recipe to the 37th National Chicken Cooking Contest.
40 years ago: Hard drug use increasing in spite of raids
February 26, 2012
Was the use of “hard drugs” on the rise in Lawrence?
Credible appraisals
February 26, 2012
The Douglas County appraiser says (Journal-World, Feb. 21) that he still does not consider most distressed or foreclosure sales on residential property as indicative of fair market value. Banks, he argues, are unloading the properties quickly to get the properties off their books.
Judicial buffer
The Kansas Legislature should shelve any further efforts to alter the system for appointing state appeals judges.
February 26, 2012
A bill that would have significantly changed the process for appointing members of the Kansas Court of Appeals was narrowly rejected last week by the Kansas Senate, but other proposals to alter the selection process may be on the agenda before the end of this legislative session.
Oscar dusts off vintage Crystal
February 26, 2012
Billy Crystal hosts the 84th Annual Academy Awards (7:30 p.m., ABC). Just writing that sentence made me feel like I entered a time warp.
Horoscope for Feb. 26
February 26, 2012
This year you enjoy your daily life much more. In a sense, you become childlike, with every moment and experience seeming new. If you are single, a romance becomes very exciting. If you are attached, you and your sweetie will strengthen your relationship through travel or taking a class together.
Kovel’s Antiques: Weller pottery maintains its appeal
February 26, 2012
Weller pottery was first made in 1872 in Fultonham, Ohio, but by 1882 Weller had moved to Zanesville, one of the main cities where pottery was made in Ohio.
Border Warriors prove mettle
February 26, 2012
Big comeback against the bitter rival ends with the home team winning, and we all know what happens next. The students make like water breaking through a dam and stream onto the court, forming a sea of flailing bodies. Not here.
Garden Calendar: Getting the lawn in shape for spring
February 26, 2012
Did you miss the lawn renovation window last fall? Even though September-November is the optimal time to get cool-season lawns looking good, core aerating and overseeding now will help.
Lawrence Arts Center to host new film festival in May
February 26, 2012
The Lawrence Arts Center will host The Free State Film Festival, a brand-new film festival scheduled for May 11-13.
Art in the Park accepting applicants
February 26, 2012
The Lawrence Art Guild is looking for artists for the 51st annual Art in the Park, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6 in South Park.
More arms wrong strategy in Syria
February 26, 2012 in print edition on A9
Following a week when more brave reporters died chronicling President Bashar al-Assad’s slaughter of more than 6,000 of his countrymen, you hear more calls for sending weapons to the embattled opposition militia known as the “Free Syrian Army.”
100 years ago: Late February snowstorm surprises residents
February 26, 2012
“Who said that spring was here?”