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Working group gives pros, cons of school consolidation options
January 21, 2012
In a kind of public school version of the television show “Survivor,” a group of more than 30 parents and teachers have been meeting for the past five months to determine which schools would be voted off the Lawrence school district’s island.
Lawrence could be consolidated into 2nd U.S. House District
January 21, 2012
A plan to place Lawrence in one U.S. House district — the 2nd — is forming in the Legislature.
Assistance dogs trained in Kansas provide gift of independence
January 21, 2012
Washington, population 1,100, is one of the small Kansas towns not far from the Nebraska border along Kansas Highway 36, in the north-central part of the state.
Around and about in local business
January 21, 2012
Local business news for the week ending January 21, 2012.
Online, tech companies win piracy fight
January 21, 2012
Outspent but hardly outgunned, online and high-tech companies triggered an avalanche of Internet clicks to force Congress to shelve legislation that would curb online piracy. They outmaneuvered the entertainment industry and other old guard business interests, leaving them bitter and befuddled.
Teen ends globe-circling voyage in St. Maarten
January 21, 2012
Laura Dekker set a steady foot aboard a dock in St. Maarten on Saturday, ending a yearlong voyage aboard a sailboat named “Guppy” that apparently made her the youngest person ever to sail alone around the globe, though her trip was interrupted at several points.
Obama to offer economic blueprint at State of the Union
January 21, 2012
Vilified by the Republicans who want his job, President Barack Obama will stand before the nation Tuesday night determined to frame the election-year debate on his terms, using his State of the Union address to outline a lasting economic recovery that will “work for everyone, not just a wealthy few.”
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
January 21, 2012
Road work planned for the week of Jan. 22.
Judge sets hearing for convicted doctor
January 21, 2012
A federal judge agreed Friday to hear arguments from a Kansas doctor serving a two-year prison term for prescribing a painkiller to a woman he never met.
State officials working to curb spread of measles
January 21, 2012
Finney County health officials are trying to stem the spread of measles.
Birds of a feather: Nature fans of all ages learn about wildlife at Kaw Valley Eagles Day
January 21, 2012
The hot new attraction at Saturday’s 16th annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day: a 7-month-old Virginia opossum named Ginnie.
At competition, students model future cities around clean energy
09:25 p.m., January 21, 2012 Updated 11:40 a.m.
The cities of the future will be models of efficiency and good living. They will run on clean energy and have staggeringly beautiful gardens. They will also have names like Snoopy City and Pinkville.
KU School of Nursing touts benefits of e-textbooks
January 21, 2012
In the not too distant future, instead of lugging 30 pounds of textbooks up Mount Oread for a day of class, students may just take along their tablet computer.
Gingrich wins South Carolina primary
06:42 p.m., January 21, 2012 Updated 10:52 p.m.
Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset win in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to Mitt Romney and scrambling the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
LifeStar air ambulance called to one-vehicle injury accident north of Vinland
03:19 a.m., January 21, 2012 Updated 10:52 a.m.
Emergency personnel have responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident between Lawrence and Baldwin City.
Obama isn’t 1st president to serenade the public
January 21, 2012
Is it too much to ask our presidents to uphold the Constitution, command the armed forces, execute the nation’s laws — AND provide us with a little musical interlude?
25 years ago: Reappraisers face problems in Oread neighborhood
January 21, 2012
“What a renter calls a bedroom, an owner might call a walk-in closet or living room.”
40 years ago: Flu season passing its peak in Lawrence
January 21, 2012
According to several doctors, it had never reached serious proportions.
Jayhawks in the NBA
January 21, 2012
A look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Friday, Jan. 21, 2012.
LHS seniors sign to play juco baseball
January 21, 2012
Four Lawrence High teammates signed letters of intent to play junior college baseball Friday afternoon in the LHS cafeteria.
LHS girls battle back for 51-48 victory
January 21, 2012
The Lawrence High girls basketball team took its first lead over Emporia in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, then held on for a 51-48 victory.
BVW clips FSHS boys in final seconds
January 21, 2012
Despite entering the McPherson Invitational on a seven-game losing streak, Free State High’s boys basketball squad came ever so close to reaching the tournament championship game.
Steven Johnson reunites with Mark Mangino at East-West Shrine Game
January 21, 2012
During his week-long stay in St. Petersburg, Fla., as a member of the West roster in the 87th annual East-West Shrine Game, former Kansas University linebacker Steven Johnson met a lot of people, developed some key connections and even enjoyed a reunion or two.
Confident Jayhawks host defending-champ Aggies
January 21, 2012
Off to a 4-1 start in Big 12 Conference play — and a 15-2 record overall, the best start since the 1993-94 season — the Kansas University women’s basketball team seems ready for a statement game.
Texas guards take aim at KU
12:00 a.m., January 21, 2012 Updated 11:38 a.m.
McDonald’s All-American Myck Kabongo seriously considered playing college basketball at Kansas University.
Lawrence wrestlers in third at BVNW
January 21, 2012
The Lawrence High wrestling team finished the first day of the Blue Valley Northwest Invite in third place in the team standings with 90 points, behind second-place Newton with 96 points and first-place Manhattan with 110.
Taxpayers deserve better performance from higher ed system
January 21, 2012
The Kansas Board of Regents system is not working and, consequently, Kansas taxpayers are not getting as big a bang for their tax dollars as they should expect — and demand.
Chant tradition
January 21, 2012
“Chant” definition: A repetitive liturgical melody in which as many syllables are assigned to each tone as required.
Pipeline decision
January 21, 2012
I am writing to express my support for President Obama’s decision to deny permission for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Unfair tax plan
January 21, 2012
Gov. Brownback’s proposed tax plan will hurt middle- and lower-income Kansans while rewarding those in the top 20 percent income bracket.
Ironing out the irony
January 21, 2012
It was not a “party.” Vietnam was a nightmare, one the soldiers of Vietnam have never stopped living.
Republicans buy into class-warfare narrative
January 21, 2012
It’s the campaign line of the year, and while the author won’t be carrying it into the general election, the eventual nominee will.
An uphill battle: Lawrence boys can’t close gap in 65-60 loss to Topeka
January 21, 2012 in print edition on B1
There was no semifinal magic for Lawrence High’s boys basketball team Friday night at the Topeka Invitational.
Rob Lowe’s a mad, bad cad!
January 21, 2012
It’s Rob Lowe as you’ve never seen him! Who knew that a modified Mike Ditka hairdo and the Brawny Paper Towel man’s mustache would do so much for the too-pretty star of “The West Wing” and “St. Elmo’s Fire”?
Horoscope for Jan. 21
January 21, 2012
For Saturday, Jan. 21: This year you greet many positive events. You often can be found cocooning emotionally, holding your feelings in. If you are single, you might inadvertently choose someone who is emotionally unavailable. If you are attached, the two of you gain from weekends together without others. CAPRICORN can be your best friend or your worst enemy.
Faith Forum: Is “saying grace” still a common occurrence for your members’ families?
January 21, 2012
The Rev. John McFarland and the Rev. David Rivers answer.
100 years ago: New Bowersock Opera House opens to cheering public
January 21, 2012
“Mayor Bishop asked the audience to give Mr. Bowersock a rising vote of thanks….”