Archive for Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Elijah Johnson tosses a pass from the floor underneath Texas guard Myck Kabongo after a steal during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at the Frank Erwin Center. Elijah Johnson deserves lot of ‘D’ credit
January 22, 2012 in print edition on 1B
Tyshawn Taylor again sped his Kansas University basketball team to victory, 69-66 against Texas in the Erwin Center on Saturday, and the toughest defensive assignment, as usual, went to Travis Releford. But Taylor isn’t the only guard playing well for the Jayhawks, and Releford isn’t the only perimeter player taking pride in his defense.
10:00 a.m.
New York School 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.
2:00 p.m.
KSDS staff members Jenna Petesch, left, and Annette Metz work with a couple of yellow Labradors, who will become assistance dogs. The two dozen dogs at KSDS, formerly known as the Kansas Specialty Dog Service, in Washington, Kan., get about an hour a day of training from staff. 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.
6:00 p.m.
Grace Eason, left, and other members of the Punarjanma city team, Maame Britwum, Cadence Learned, Trenna Soderling and Bennett Haase-Divine, all from West Middle School, describe their city of the future to Natalie McCombs, a bridge design engineer with HNTB Corporation in Kansas City, Mo., and a judge in the 2012 Great Plains Region Future City Competition on Saturday at Kansas University. The West Middle School team placed second in the competition. At competition, students model future cities around clean energy
9:25 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.
10:00 p.m.
An Apple employee demonstrates an interactive feature of iBooks 2 for iPad, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 in New York. IBooks 2 will be able to display books with videos and other interactive features. E-textbooks, on devices like the iPad, may soon become commonplace, as they are at the KU Medical Center campus.
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.

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Tax shift
An income tax plan that puts a greater burden on low-income Kansans needs some more work.
January 22, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback has set a bold agenda for the current legislative session including a major overhaul of the state’s income tax system.