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Obama, Congress begin 2012 in pipeline dispute
January 2, 2012
President Barack Obama and Congress are starting the election year locked in a tussle over a proposed 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas that will force the White House to make a politically risky choice between two key Democratic constituencies.
Pakistan, U.S. assume less cooperation in future
January 2, 2012
In what could be the biggest change in a decade in a relationship that has been a mainstay of U.S. military and counterterrorism policy since the 9/11 terror attacks, the United States and Pakistan are lowering expectations for what the two nations will do together and planning for a period of more limited contact.
Body of suspected gunman in Mount Rainier shooting found
January 2, 2012
An armed Iraq War veteran suspected of killing a Mount Rainier National Park ranger managed to evade snowshoe-wearing SWAT teams and dogs on his trail for nearly a day. He couldn’t, however, escape the cold.
Undecided Iowans weigh whom to back
January 2, 2012
For Republicans here, the ideal presidential candidate would blend Ron Paul’s ideological passion with Mitt Romney’s electability. Newt Gingrich’s intelligence with Rick Perry’s evangelical appeal. Add a dash of social conservatism from Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum — and stir.
Lawrence area’s business call for 2012: ‘We need jobs’
January 2, 2012
A new year doesn’t exactly mean a new refrain for economic development efforts in Lawrence and Douglas County.
Truck fire south of Lawrence contained by Wakarusa Township crews
07:06 p.m., January 2, 2012 Updated 08:04 p.m.
A truck caught on fire in a field south of the South Lawrence Trafficway, near 27th and Wakarusa streets, at about 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Operation Wildlife rescues injured snowy owl in Lawrence
January 2, 2012
About a dozen people took pictures and watched over an injured snowy owl Monday afternoon in the parking lot of the Jayhawk Station post office, 1901 Iowa, as they waited for Operation Wildlife to arrive.
How Tom Keegan voted: AP college basketball poll for Jan. 2, 2012
January 2, 2012
The following is Lawrence Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan’s ballot for the AP college basketball poll on Jan. 2, 2012.
KU moves up three spots in both polls
January 2, 2012
The Kansas men’s basketball team moved up three spots in both national polls, jumping to No. 14 in the Associated Press poll and No. 15 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.
Thomas Robinson takes third Big 12 player of the week honor this season
January 2, 2012
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson was selected as the Big 12 player of the week, the conference announced Monday morning.
Jayhawks in the NBA for Jan. 1
January 2, 2012 in print edition on B10
How Jayhawks in the NBA fared in games of Jan. 1, 2012.
Broncos’ return to playoffs to be brief
January 2, 2012 in print edition on B2
Playoff pessimism. Yes, the Broncos are champs of the AFC West, but the Chargers, Chiefs and Raiders almost certainly will be the happy ones while watching the Pittsburgh Steelers devour Denver in the first round of the playoffs.
Seniors key for FSHS boys basketball
January 2, 2012 in print edition on B1
With senior status comes great responsibility. At least that is how things work in the Free State High boys basketball program.
K.C. wins, but …
… Broncos still make playoffs
January 2, 2012 in print edition on B1
The steady chorus of boos raining down on Kyle Orton went in one ear and out the other. Maybe once, when he was the starter in Denver, the harsh reaction from the Broncos crowd would’ve rattled and riled Orton, especially with so many clamoring for Tim Tebow to take his job. But this time, the noise hardly made a difference. Because this time, Orton had the final say.
Baylor barely team to beat
12:00 a.m., January 2, 2012 Updated 04:26 p.m. in print edition on B1
Once the Big 12 season tips off at 6 p.m. today on ESPNU when Texas A&M travels to Waco to face undefeated Baylor, discussion of where the conference stands compared to other heavyweights gives way to talk of the far more compelling race for a league title.
Jordan Juenemann thrilled to land internship in athletics
January 2, 2012 in print edition on B1
Jordan Juenemann will be spending more time than usual in Allen Fieldhouse second semester.
Pump patrol
January 2, 2012 in print edition on A5
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.07 at several stations.
Voting test
Kansas is preparing to put its new voter ID law to the test.
January 2, 2012 in print edition on A8
Depending on how much interest there is in a sales tax election in Cimarron, there may be more media people and official “observers” than voters at the city’s single poll location on Jan. 10.
2011 may be hinge on 2012 door
January 2, 2012 in print edition on A8
2011 was a year in which events rarely turned out as predicted, and when much of the world seemed shrouded in turmoil and uncertainty.
Marriages
January 2, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending December 31, 2011.
Bankruptcies
January 2, 2012 in print edition on A5
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
25 years ago: Mayor, commissioners share New Year’s resolutions (or lack thereof)
January 2, 2012
The previous day had marked the turning over of a new leaf for many people.
40 years ago: Kansas AG drug raids top Kansas news stories, says AP
January 2, 2012
The top news story in Kansas for the year just ended involved the “spectacular” drug and gambling raids by Atty. Gen. Vern Miller.
100 years ago: County provides for even the ‘improvident’ poor
January 2, 2012
“If they just had the nickels they spent last summer all would be well with them now….”
Tim Gunn guides new wardrobe for weight loss
January 2, 2012
There are people out there who really do stick to their New Year’s resolution and take off those last 10 pounds — or more.
Offbeat Occupation: Knack for dog training turns into business
January 2, 2012
The bulldog was 10 weeks old when Jen Frazier picked him from a passel of puppies at the Humane Society and carried him to the car. Frazier clutched the dog, letting him settle in her lap as she and her husband, Nick, stopped at every pet store on the way home, loading up on food, supplies and toys. Once home, the puppy was introduced to the cats, and the rest of the night centered around play and potty time, excitement thick in the air.
Style Off the Cuff: Men’s winter wardrobe relies on staples
January 2, 2012
The key for guys when it comes to a winter wardrobe is investing in staples. Winter is my favorite time of year when it comes to getting dressed for a couple of reasons.
Fix-It Chick: Rain barrel can stay in place during cold months
January 2, 2012
Rain barrels are a great way to save energy and money throughout the growing season, but for those who live in cooler climates, rain barrels can be problematic when temperatures drop below freezing. Preparing your rain barrel for winter can prolong its life and save you from replacing it anytime soon.
River City Jules: One last rant about Millennials
January 2, 2012
Two days into 2012 now, it is time to announce our New Year’s resolutions.
Tricks for avoiding dry, itchy winter skin
January 2, 2012
If it’s dry and cold where you live, work or play, it’s winter skin season, but the fixes may not be as obvious as they seem.
Selling kids on vegetables may require novel approach
January 2, 2012
In an effort to get my kids to eat vegetables, I’ve schemed, wheedled, prepared tofu sausage and spent a king’s ransom on cherry tomatoes.
Give home a deep clean while spending months indoors
January 2, 2012
According to a recent survey by the Cleaning Institute Organization, 96 percent of people think it’s important to have a clean home. But with busy schedules, we sometimes fall short.
Mind Matters: Learn to overcome imprints made as a child
January 2, 2012
In our previous Mind Matters, Ed described the struggle he encountered as a young adult trying to make sense of the dichotomy between his father’s emotional and relational distance at home and the compassionate man described by his father’s co-workers at his funeral.
Celebrate guilt-free with alcohol-free sangria
January 2, 2012
Like so many people, I use the start of the new year to assess my life and zero in on all the things I want to change. For 2012, I want to focus on being healthier, continue exercising, maintain a healthy weight, and spend more time with family and friends.
Double Take: Living at home during college has challenges
January 2, 2012
Mother and college-age daughter disagree about ground rules.
Go Green: Burroughs Creek trail a biking superhighway in east Lawrence
January 2, 2012
My childhood bicycle path led nowhere. I was permitted to ride my purple banana seat around our driveway and, once I got their permission, the Muñoz’s driveway next door.
Lawrence Modern: Group focused on preservation of city’s historic structures
January 2, 2012
Often when we think of wonderful Lawrence homes, we imagine the majestic properties in Old West Lawrence, palatial structures with long histories as intricate as the architecture itself. Fortunately, efforts to preserve these grand residences have been in place for a number of years, ensuring that future generations will be able to appreciate the homes as much as we do today.
New year brings old formulas
January 2, 2012
At a time of year known for new ventures, too many television offerings have a familiar feel. Bravo goes out on a conceptual limb with “It’s a Brad, Brad World” (9 p.m.). A show about a stylist! On Bravo! What’s next?
Horoscope for Jan. 2
January 2, 2012
You are a force to be dealt with, especially within your community or professional circle. Never take a disagreement personally; understand that others can only come from their history. If you are single, you are likely to hook up with someone very different. If you are attached, share more of your ideas with your sweetie. Taurus can be quite provocative.
No frills resolutions: Improving the quality of your life in 2012
January 2, 2012
It’s easy to stare down a new year coming with designs on making everything different over the course of the next turn of 365 days. But actually doing it? That’s another matter entirely.
Knowledge punched by pundits in 2011
January 2, 2012 in print edition on A8
2011 featured pernicious political posturing over what we know and how we discover it.