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Archive for Sunday, January 8, 2012

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KU professor, students help rewrap 450-year-old mummy
January 8, 2012
The mummy was really more like a funeral bundle of bones that had been burned or broken and wrapped up and placed in a vessel.
Sales tax paying off for education efforts in Johnson Co.
January 8, 2012
one-eighth cent sales tax has funded a new 75,000-square-foot complex on the Kansas University Edwards Campus and a new building that will house Phase I Clinical Trials for the KU Cancer Center. Both are scheduled to open in coming months.
Girl Scouts change cookie tactics
Troops no longer just taking, filling orders but instead moving to direct sales
January 8, 2012
Just when you thought your New Year’s resolution was safe, Girl Scouts will be setting up booths across Lawrence with the hope of selling cases of cookies.
Yoder fares poorly in wealth ranking
Average net worth in House: $5.9M; Senate: $13.2M
January 8, 2012
Rep. Kevin Yoder is 17th-poorest member of Congress, 47 percent of whom are millionaires.
How to Help: Lawrence Memorial Hospital seeking volunteers for various roles
January 8, 2012
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is in need of volunteers for a variety of positions throughout the hospital.
Lawrence resident hurt in rollover accident
January 8, 2012
An 18-year-old Lawrence resident was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital just after midnight Saturday after an accident in Douglas County.
Men enter pleas for roles in fatal Salina beating
January 8, 2012
Two 20-year-old Salina men have entered no contest pleas in the fatal beating of a man after a sidewalk fight.
Convicted rapist gets 67 years for attacks
January 8, 2012
A man convicted of rape in Missouri has been ordered to spend 67 years in prison for sexually attacking two women in June of last year in the Rosedale area of Kansas City, Kan.
KC murder-suicide victim had protection order
January 8, 2012
Overland Park police say a woman who was killed by her husband had a protection order against him.
Police searching for stolen truck
January 8, 2012
Lawrence police were searching for a black 2009 Ford F-150 Saturday.
25 years ago: BIA proposes tuition plan for Haskell
January 8, 2012
According to a plan announced today by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, tuition at Haskell Indian Junior College would no longer be free.
40 years ago: Low-income rentals almost ready for occupancy
January 8, 2012
Rents at Edgewood were to average about $40 to $50 per month, including utilities.
100 years ago: Firemen battle elements in two overnight fires
January 8, 2012
“Just what the firemen had been living in dread of ever since the storm broke, occurred Saturday night.”
KU track and field continues strong start
January 8, 2012 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s track and field teams swept both relay events, and 10 athletes won 11 individual titles Saturday in the Bill Easton Classic at Anschutz Pavilion.
Free State wrestler wins tourney title
January 8, 2012 in print edition on B8
Free State wrestler Spencer Wilson won the championship Saturday at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational.
Lawrence wrestling takes second place
January 8, 2012 in print edition on B8
Lawrence High seniors Reece Wright-Conklin and Brad Wilson, junior Hunter Haralson and freshman Tristan Star took first place in their respective weight classes at the Maize Tournament on Saturday.
FSHS, LHS finish tops at swim invite
January 8, 2012 in print edition on B8
Free State’s Canaan Campbell and Lawrence High’s Zach Andregg tied for first place in the 500-yard freestyle Saturday as their teams took the top two spots at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Swimming and Diving Invitational.
Veritas boys make late run, win, 49-45
January 8, 2012 in print edition on B8
Veritas Christian turned a four-point fourth-quarter deficit into a four-point high school boys basketball victory against St. Mary’s on Saturday, 49-45.
Seabury boys lose ‘dogfight’ in Georgi Funtarov’s Seahawks debut
January 8, 2012 in print edition on B8
Georgi Funtarov scored 17 points in his Seabury Academy debut, but the Seahawks fell to St. James, 50-38, in high school boys basketball Saturday night at Seabury.
Rockhurst wears down already-fatigued LHS
January 8, 2012 in print edition on B8
Rockhurst wasn’t the type of team that Lawrence High wanted to play 24 hours after Friday’s match-up with Olathe Northwest. With tired legs and facing a physically imposing opponent, the Lions fell to the Hawklets, 63-45, on Saturday at LHS.
Memory of LHS grad who died in accident honored in basketball tournament to benefit scholarship
January 8, 2012
There are the familiar sounds of sneakers skidding on wood and basketballs thwomping against the court, but this is not an ordinary game. To the side of the court, there are a dozen pictures of a smiling boy and newspaper clippings telling of athletic glory.
Pay the piper
January 8, 2012
The utter lack of integrity demonstrated by Boeing in going back on its promise to our legislators — that if they were successful in forcing a rebid on the tanker contract, Boeing would stay in Wichita and expand — is like that of the mayor of Hamelin in the story about the Pied Piper. The mayor and city fathers promised the Pied Piper 1,000 guilders if he would rid the town of rats. After the successful removal of the rats, the piper asked for his 1,000 guilders. The mayor then scoffed, saying, “A thousand guilders? Here take fifty.” Everyone probably remembers the piper’s terrible revenge. It’s too bad Kansas can’t do something analogous to make Boeing pay for its duplicity.
Retiree taxes
January 8, 2012
There’s been a lot of discussion recently about luring additional retirees to Lawrence. I have a suggestion: My home state, where my mother still lives, offers a substantial tax discount against the property tax on the principal residence of a person who is over 65 (or disabled). That might help attract more people.
Voting laws wage war on poor
January 8, 2012
So here’s how it is: You have no driver’s license because you have nothing to drive. You have no passport because you’ve never been out of the country. You have no other photo ID because you have no bank account. You work and get paid under the table, a wad of cash sliding from hand to hand.
Wealth redistribution is flawed policy
January 8, 2012
Liberals have a rendezvous with regret. Their largest achievement is today’s redistributionist government. But such government is inherently regressive: It tends to distribute power and money to the strong, including itself.
GOP shift?
Kansas Republicans will decide whether they want Kansas to become a more conservative state.
January 8, 2012
There’s no doubt Kansas is a Republican state, but for much of our history, the Republicans who rose to our top elective offices were moderates who worked across party lines for the betterment of Kansas. They tolerated many viewpoints and were willing to compromise with those who disagreed with them.
Garden Calendar: Treating pruning wounds
January 8, 2012
Sometimes doing nothing is the best course of action.
Behind the Lens: Preserve old slides by digitization
January 8, 2012
Mike talks about the process of digitizing old photo slides and offers some first and third party options for getting your slides from the shoebox into the computer.
Is ‘Downton’ the TV event of the year?
January 8, 2012
The television event of the season, if not the entire year, “Downton Abbey, Season 2” debuts on “Masterpiece” (8 p.m., PBS). An “Upstairs Downstairs” for the 21st century that far surpasses the recent remake of that “Masterpiece” phenomenon, “Downton” returns three years into World War I, as the grim death toll touches members of every class.
Horoscope for Jan. 8
January 8, 2012
­For Sunday, Jan. 8: You often debate whether to respond to your emotional voice or your intellectual side. If you are single, you could enjoy dating more than ever. If you are attached, don’t put your significant other through too many hoops. If you want to, smile a lot. Cancer can be challenging.