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Archive for Sunday, January 15, 2012

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Biography examines MLK mentor
KU professor’s book highlights influence of Benjamin Mays
January 15, 2012
A Kansas University scholar will publish a new biography on a man whom civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. called his spiritual mentor.
Farm wives stake common ground for food education
January 15, 2012
From the kitchen to the field, LaVell Winsor wants to share what it means to be a farm woman as part of a program geared toward dispelling misconceptions about conventional farming.
Inmate program nurtures freedom on many levels
January 15, 2012
Kansas was recently a model for helping people like Diane Jurik, who says a mentoring program has got her life back on track. But Kansas’ fiscal woes have taken a toll on convict rehabilitation programs, and the Kansas prison population has been back on the rise.
16 Things: Finance officer counts down to retirement
January 15, 2012
KU Athletics accounts for the largest chunk of Susan Wachter’s career. Here are 16 things she has done.
How to Help: StopGap Inc. seeks servers for fundraiser Wednesday
January 15, 2012
StopGap Inc. needs volunteers to help support the agency as it begins the youth empowerment outreach program to assist youths in their transition from foster care to the adult world. Volunteers are needed to act as wait staff for a fundraiser Wednesday.
Hunstman to withdraw from GOP race, endorse Romney
January 15, 2012
A splintered conservative vote in South Carolina could pave the way for Mitt Romney to win this week’s pivotal primary — a contest due to have one fewer candidate after the withdrawal of moderate Jon Huntsman.
Petition calls for House Speaker Mike O’Neal’s resignation over anti-Obama email
January 15, 2012
An online petition calls for House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, to resign for circulating an email that refers to President Barack Obama and cites a Bible verse that talks about condemnation. The petition by Faithful America says, “As people of faith, we believe that Scripture should never be used to justify praying for the death of anyone. Speaker O’Neal’s hateful abuse of Scripture is unacceptable and a disgrace to his office, and he should immediately resign.”
KU women pick up road win at Missouri, 72-63
03:28 p.m., January 15, 2012 Updated 12:17 a.m.
Carolyn Davis and Aishah Sutherland scored 24 points apiece, leading the Kansas women’s basketball team to a 72-63 victory over Missouri on Sunday afternoon in Columbia, Mo.
3 more junior college football prospects commit to Kansas
02:15 p.m., January 15, 2012 Updated 12:16 a.m.
With less than three weeks remaining before national signing day (Feb. 1), Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis and his new coaching staff continue to make up for lost time by landing commitments in a hurry.
Cyclones find positives in close loss
January 15, 2012 in print edition on B4
The frustration was evident, but there were no tears in the Iowa State locker room following ISU’s 82-73 loss to No. 10 Kansas University on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Three days after nearly gutting out a victory at home against No. 9 Missouri, the Cyclones controlled Saturday’s game most of the way, but fell victim to one of those signature KU runs and walked away wondering what happened.
KU tennis player goes undefeated
January 15, 2012 in print edition on B3
Kansas University tennis player Dylan Windom won her third singles match Saturday and went undefeated at the Rainbow Wahine Spring Invitational.
Kansas swimmers win dual with NU
January 15, 2012 in print edition on B3
Kansas University junior Brooke Brull took first place in three events, and the KU swimming and diving team edged Nebraska, 155-145, in a dual on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
LHS places third in Newton tourney
January 15, 2012 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High senior Nick Pursel won his weight class, and the Lions took third place as a team at the prestigious Newton Tournament of Champions on Saturday.
FSHS wrestler wins Bobcat Classic title
January 15, 2012 in print edition on B3
Free State wrestler Spencer Wilson won the championship in the 182-pound division Saturday at the Bobcat Classic on Saturday.
LHS bowlers knocked out early after hot start to tournament
January 15, 2012 in print edition on B3
What bowlers from both Lawrence and Free State high schools hoped would be a long Saturday afternoon at Royal Crest Lanes wrapped up early.
2002 KU team honored
January 15, 2012 in print edition on B4
Kansas University’s 2002 Final Four team was recognized during a first-half timeout. Those who attended: players Wayne Simien, Jeff Hawkins, Lewis Harrison, Todd Kappelmann and Chris Zerbe; trainer Mark Cairns; and managers Jessica Zuniga and Jeff Hackel. NBA players Drew Gooden, Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich couldn’t attend.
Pump patrol
January 15, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.13 at several stations.
Waving goodbye to the wheat
January 15, 2012
Today’s wheat has been engineered to be addictive, just like tobacco. Why do you think we can polish off a bread basket in 10 minutes flat?
Arts move
January 15, 2012
There is a little good news for Kansas arts advocates in the state budget proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback. It’s not great news, but it’s something.
Join the cause and get the book
January 15, 2012
In June 2010, I wrote in this space about a book, “The New Jim Crow,” by Michelle Alexander, which I called a “troubling and profoundly necessary” work. Alexander promulgated an explosive argument. Namely, that the so-called “War on Drugs” amounts to a war on African-American men and, more to the point, to a racial caste system nearly as restrictive, oppressive and omnipresent as Jim Crow itself.
Romney’s wins not great but good enough
January 15, 2012
New Hampshire shrugged. From the beach towns in the east to the mountain hamlets in the North Country, in the urban centers of midstate and through the creeping suburbs of the south, the state that regards itself as the great, if often cranky, arbitrator of presidential politics told America that its neighbor Mitt Romney was good enough to be the GOP nominee, but maybe not sparkly enough to ignite a Republican romance.
Around and about in local business
January 15, 2012
Local business news for the week ending January 14, 2011.
Kovel’s Antiques: Market is hot for Art Deco bronzes
January 15, 2012
What is “cold-painted bronze”? The term is used online to describe colorful bronze or spelter figures, but almost no one explains what it means. One online forum offers dozens of answers, all wrong, because the bloggers are contemporary artists familiar with a modern process called “cold patina.”
Garden Calendar: ‘Skunk of the insect world,’ stink bug a loathesome pest
January 15, 2012
Although there are plenty of species of stink bugs already causing problems on Kansas crops and plants, brown marmorated ones are especially atrocious.
Horoscope for Jan. 15
January 15, 2012
­For Sunday, Jan. 15: This year you could be more keyed in to your career and public image than you have been in a while. Others often don’t understand your motives, as you keep a lot close to the chest. If you are single, a relationship could form out of a misunderstanding. You will need to juggle a lot of demands if you are attached. Libra understands much more than you think.
Animated ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ a dud
January 15, 2012
There was a time when hit movies inspired “novelizations,” quickie books describing the story of a film you’d already seen a dozen times. There wasn’t much point in reading them. And there are not many reasons to watch the animated “Napoleon Dynamite” (7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Fox) either.
25 years ago: A bad day to be a Lawrence police car
January 15, 2012
After having been bumped by a reckless driver a few days before, a Lawrence police car was struck again today.
40 years ago: KU architecture students re-imagine Lawrence’s downtown
January 15, 2012
The visualizations included the closing of Massachusetts Street.
100 years ago: Couple rescue themselves from fall through river ice
January 15, 2012
“Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Price stepped upon a weak spot in the ice and both broke through.”