Archive for Monday, January 23, 2012

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On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Texas A&M The day in photos, Jan. 23, 2012
Are you more likely to watch "American Idol" knowing Eudora's Jason “Wolf” Hamlin is a contestant?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 617
How many wins do you think is a realistic expectation for Charlie Weis in his first year at KU?

Poll results

Response Percent
9 or more
Total 3730

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Dwayne Peaslee, a former leader of the local Kansas Plumbers & Pipefitters union of Lawrence, is being honored as the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. Citizen of the Years recipient smoothed intersection of trades, professionals
January 22, 2012
Dropping out of Kansas University may have been the best career decision Dwayne Peaslee ever made.
10:00 a.m.
This portrait of "Wild" Sen. James Lane has been donated to the Lecompton Historical Society. The painting of Lane, a free-state firebrand who lived in Lecompton in the Civil War era, had been kept in his family and most recently had hung in a home in the eastern United States. Lecompton icon makes way home
January 22, 2012
“Wild Jim Lane,” an 1890 painting of Kansas’ first senator, has recently been donated to Lecompton’s Historical Society and will be unveiled as part of a special “Bleeding Kansas” history lecture series on Feb. 5.
2:00 p.m.
Congressman Kevin Yoder, pictured speaking in Lawrence last June, is now one year into his first term in Congress. Political observers say he is poised for a long political career. Yoder himself says he is focusing on areas where Republicans and Democrats can agree. Yoder reflects on lessons of first year in Congress
January 23, 2012
Political observers say Rep. Kevin Yoder is poised for a long political career, one that could include a House leadership role or Senate seat. Yoder says the biggest surprise from his first year in Congress was “the lack of civility” he saw.
6:00 p.m.
For a fully-equipped home studio, this three-light set-up would handle many subjects with a variety of lighting possibilities. But even a one kit, with floodlight, umbrella and stand, would go along ways in establishing an inexpensive home studio. Behind the Lens: Effective lighting kits don’t have to be expensive
January 22, 2012
In last week’s column I mentioned using household table lights as a possible source of illumination to re-photograph prints or other hard-copy documents. It is a make-do solution only and not one I recommend if you plan on doing a lot of tabletop photography or have a growing interest in photographing other subjects requiring artificial lighting.

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No injuries reported in house fire at 22nd Court and Cove Street
January 23, 2012
Firefighters responded to a house fire in northwest Lawrence on Sunday night. No one was injured.
Tornadoes leave 2 dead, over 100 hurt
January 23, 2012
Knowing this community’s history of tornadoes, Jhan Powers gets nervous any time violent weather rolls in. While her house was spared this time, a tornado demolished nearby mobile homes — all of which were just a short drive from a path of destruction cut just last year by a deadly twister.
City expecting delay on answering complaints against Lawrence recycling center
January 23, 2012
A battle over the future of an East Lawrence recycling center that neighbors contend is operating as an illegal salvage yard could continue into March or April, City Hall leaders said Monday.
Republican legislator seeks delay of governor’s Medicaid plan
January 23, 2012
Backed by advocates for Kansans with developmental disabilities, a Republican legislator on Monday urged Gov. Sam Brownback to delay his proposal to privatize Medicaid.
Audit criticizes Kansas Bioscience Authority, leader
04:22 p.m., January 23, 2012 Updated 11:12 a.m.
The former head of the Kansas Bioscience Authority destroyed documents after his resignation, paid for an airplane trip to a job interview with KBA funds and failed to notify the board of a relationship with a staff member, according to an audit released on Monday.
Official says radio station committed to KU men’s basketball games
January 23, 2012
For a day anyway, Lady Gaga took precedence in Lawrence over Kansas University basketball.
Legislators criticize emerging Kansas congressional maps
January 23, 2012
Two congressional redistricting maps emerged Monday, and legislators working on the boundaries said there was a lot to dislike about both of them.
How Tom Keegan voted: AP college basketball poll for Jan. 23, 2012
January 23, 2012
The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan’s ballot for the Associated Press college basketball poll on Jan. 23, 2012.
Kentucky new No. 1 in both polls; KU up to 5th
January 23, 2012
Kentucky, the only team in last week’s top four not to lose over the weekend, is back on top of The Associated Press’ college basketball poll.
KU football lands three more commitments
10:50 a.m., January 23, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
With recruiting for the Class of 2012 heading into its final full week, Kansas University’s football program made another splash Monday, landing three more commitments.
Statehouse Live: Kobach touts voter ID law; Democrats say it will deprive legitimate votes
January 23, 2012
Kobach, a Republican, successfully pushed for a state law that took effect Jan.1 that requires voters to show photo identification at the polls. The law also requires people registering to vote for the first time in Kansas to provide proof of their citizenship. That takes effect in January 2013, but Kobach is pushing to make it effective June 15, in time for this year’s primaries and general election.
KC group creates alternative to payday loans
January 23, 2012
A Kansas City nonprofit is offering an alternative to the payday loan industry for people who need small loans.
Topeka Zoo seeking quarantine building for animals
January 23, 2012
The Topeka Zoo says it needs a special building to quarantine its large animals when they are ill.
Figure in food stamp scheme faces sentencing
January 23, 2012
The runner who scoured homeless shelters for people willing to sell their food stamps for cash will learn his punishment for taking part in a conspiracy that snared two Wichita grocery stores.
Town Talk: Some optimism about Lowe’s future in Lawrence; local youth to appear on Jones Soda Co. labels; skate park improvements planned: UPDATE: What’s up with 105.9 and no KU games on the radio?
10:33 a.m., January 23, 2012 Updated 12:33 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Legislators to get bio-defense update
January 23, 2012
Kansas lawmakers will get an update this week on construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan.
Texas A&M not planning on having Khris Middleton against Kansas
January 23, 2012
Texas A&M junior forward Khris Middleton, who suffered a knee injury in Saturday’s home win over Oklahoma, will likely not play in Monday night’s game at Kansas, coach Billy Kennedy said on Monday’s Big 12 coaches call.
Rep. Giffords to resign from Congress
January 23, 2012
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago that shook the country.
Change in definition of rape likely to cause increase of reports
January 23, 2012
The number of local and state rapes reported in FBI statistics will most likely increase in 2012 because of a recent change in how the crime is defined.
Advocates for children raise concerns about tax, budget proposals
January 23, 2012
Advocates for children say they are getting hit on both sides of the ledger by Gov. Sam Brownback.
Boeing to boost spending with Kansas suppliers
January 23, 2012
Boeing is planning to boost its spending with Kansas suppliers.
Heard on the Hill: Journalism prof details how iPads worked in his class; look for bioscience audit today, other KU matters coming later; law, business students offering free tax help
January 23, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Fix-It Chick: Moldings help give finished look along baseboards
January 23, 2012
Installing quarter round molding along the baseboard of any room will provide a more finished look, while reducing unwanted air flow and eliminating hiding spots for unwelcome critters.
Jayhawks in the NBA
January 23, 2012
A look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.
Filling the gaps: Weis seeks jucos, transfers to bolster KU’s roster
January 23, 2012
Less than 10 days remain before the Feb. 1 college football signing day, and first-year Kansas University coach Charlie Weis and his staff continue to try to make up for lost time.
Yoder reflects on lessons of first year in Congress
January 23, 2012
Political observers say Rep. Kevin Yoder is poised for a long political career, one that could include a House leadership role or Senate seat. Yoder says the biggest surprise from his first year in Congress was “the lack of civility” he saw.
Aggies, Self pupil take on Jayhawks
January 23, 2012
Texas A&M assistant basketball coach Kyle Keller considered bringing his entire family to Allen Fieldhouse for today’s 8 p.m., ESPN Big Monday battle against Kansas University.
Numbers don’t lie: Kansas is good
January 23, 2012
Kansas University, which lost two lottery picks and four starters from last season, will appear somewhere in the top five when today’s national rankings are released.
January 23, 2012
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
January 23, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending January 21, 2012.
Requiem for soul of Penn State
January 23, 2012 in print edition on B2
When time does what it does, and the full measure is taken, Joe Paterno’s legacy will be a fine and remarkable thing. It will be very close to what the great man hoped and dreamed during his decades as a college professor whose discipline happened to be football. Paterno was a winner, on the field and in almost every area that mattered.
Loss of reverence mourned
January 23, 2012
You might call this a requiem for reverence.
Tax points
January 23, 2012
Gov. Brownback says he supports programs that: 1. raise taxes on the bottom 80 percent. 2. use the proceeds to lower taxes for the top 20 percent. 3. hit the working poor especially hard.
U.S.-Iran communication confirmed
January 23, 2012
The Iran nuclear crisis is far from over, but Tehran appears to have made a subtle blink — backing away from its threat a few weeks ago to close the Strait of Hormuz in response to escalating U.S. sanctions.
Judicial moves
The Kansas Supreme Court is making some good suggestions about how the state’s judiciary can operate more efficiently.
January 23, 2012
After an exhaustive year-long review that resulted in a 154-page report, the Blue Ribbon Commission assigned to study the Kansas court system has come up with some common sense recommendations to make the Kansas judiciary more efficient.
January 23, 2012
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending January 21, 2012.
25 years ago: ‘Just Say No’ program implemented in Lawrence
January 23, 2012
Sixth-graders at Sunset Hill School might have been the first group of Lawrence schoolchildren to form a “Just Say No” club.
40 years ago: Group to study substance abuse in Lawrence
January 23, 2012
The committee’s function was to “make a statement about the scope of the drug abuse problem.”
Horoscope for Jan. 23
January 23, 2012
For Monday, Jan. 23, 2012: You demonstrate immense creativity and dynamic thinking this year. Others count on you to have an answer. Confusion earmarks many discussions, resulting in sarcasm. If you are single, your magnetism attracts many potential suitors. If you are attached, you will need to find a viable way of letting others know how you feel. AQUARIUS cannot be roped in.
Gross-out factor diminishes host
January 23, 2012
“Bizarre Foods America” (9 p.m., Travel) returns for a season of domestic consumption. Culinary adventurer Andrew Zimmern explores the 50 states to sample unusual entrees like smoked raccoon and guinea pig.
Finding a gym? Don’t sweat it
January 23, 2012
We take a look at what types of workout spaces you can choose from if you happen to be in the market.
100 years ago: Milk chocolate banned at KU lunch room
January 23, 2012
“William Allen White stated […] that milk chocolate was bad for the stomach.”
Double Take: Eight years of advice compiled in two books for parents, teens
January 23, 2012
Since November 2004, Double Take has churned out one column a week, 50 weeks a year. We break between authors in August, and the results of the contest take up one spot in April. Otherwise, we’re hurling advice for parents and teens in print and across the Internet.
Former NFL greats serve up wine with a kick
January 23, 2012
What pairs well with your couch, a bowl of popcorn and the Super Bowl? How about a wine with a genuine pigskin pedigree?