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Archive for Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Kobach’s proof of citizenship proposal lives again
March 22, 2012
Kobach’s allies in the House have replaced the contents of a Senate bill with Kobach’s plan, which gives the effort new life.
Reversal of fortune: Senate changes Brownback tax plan then votes it down, then votes it up
March 22, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback, who is pushing for a major tax overhaul, hailed the development.
Some KU fans go to extraordinary lengths to ensure a Jayhawks win
March 22, 2012
Sarah Breuer is a wee bit superstitious when it comes to Kansas University basketball. Trusty shirts have varying levels of luck and so, on occasion, she’ll change out of one shirt and into another if KU is in a slump.
Oklahoma prosecutor seeks extradition of Kansas inmate
March 22, 2012
The Delaware County prosecutor filed paperwork this week to bring a Kansas inmate to Oklahoma to stand trial for the death of a woman who disappeared in 1996.
KCK woman accused of leaving kids in car at casino
March 22, 2012
A Kansas City, Kan., woman has been accused of leaving three children alone in a car in 40-degree weather while she gambled in a casino.
Second Lawrence police officer in ticket-fixing investigation no longer employed with the city
March 22, 2012
The second Lawrence police officer who was suspended related to an internal traffic ticket-fixing investigation is no longer employed with the city, Police Chief Tarik Khatib said Thursday.
Ex-mail carrier admits not delivering Kansas mail
March 22, 2012
A 77-year-old former mail carrier has admitted in court that she failed to deliver thousands of pieces of mail on her 115-mile northeast Kansas route.
Shawnee County DA’s interviews lengthen probe of meetings
March 22, 2012
A Kansas district attorney’s investigation into Gov. Sam Brownback’s private meetings with Republican legislators will likely to continue into next month, the prosecutor’s spokesman said Thursday.
Lawrence man must face trial for rape charges
March 22, 2012
A judge Thursday ordered a 26-year-old Lawrence man accused of molesting a female acquaintance to face a trial on rape and aggravated sexual battery charges. The woman testified during a Thursday morning preliminary hearing that early on Dec. 31 she had fallen asleep next to the man in her bed at her residence in southern Lawrence.
This ‘needs to be in Lawrence’: Famous painting of Quantrill’s Raid goes on sale for $30,000
March 22, 2012
William Quantrill’s attack on Aug. 21, 1863, will forever be Lawrence’s Bloody Dawn, but now a well-known piece of artwork by the same name is looking for a new home.
Man arrested in connection with auto burglaries in west Lawrence
March 22, 2012
Lawrence police arrested a 35-year-old man Thursday morning as a suspect in recent vehicle burglaries in west Lawrence.
Rural Baldwin City woman’s vehicle rolls during brief police chase
March 22, 2012
A rural Baldwin City woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday night after rolling her car during a brief pursuit with police.
Town Talk: O’Reilly Auto Parts coming to Sixth and Kasold; Schwada files rezoning request for fieldhouse/rec center site; no deal done for Black Hills move to Compton site
March 22, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
French standoff ends with terror suspect shot in head
Gunman had been on U.S. no-fly list since 2010
09:19 a.m., March 22, 2012 Updated 12:40 a.m.
A French prosecutor says that a gunman who claimed responsibility for a radical Islam-inspired killing spree was shot in the head by police.
Hot weather bodes ill for ski resorts
March 22, 2012
Skiers stripped down to shorts and bikini tops to keep cool Wednesday as they got in a few final sun-drenched, slushy runs, bidding what could be an early goodbye to a season that has disappointed all around.
Clue could help predict heart attacks
March 22, 2012
Too often, people pass a cardiac checkup only to collapse with a heart attack days later. Now scientists have found a clue that one day may help doctors determine if a heart attack is imminent, in hopes of preventing it.
Was Florida shooter a vigilante or good neighbor?
March 22, 2012
George Zimmerman once took criminal justice classes at the community college and was practically a one-man neighborhood watch in his gated part of town, calling police close to 50 times over the past eight years to report such things as slow-driving vehicles, strangers loitering in the neighborhood and open garages.
Police press besieged gunman to surrender in France
March 22, 2012
Riot police set off explosions outside an apartment building early today in an effort to force the surrender of a gunman who boasted of bringing France “to its knees” with an al-Qaida-linked terror spree that killed seven people.
Wisconsin town longs for relief from mysterious booms
March 22, 2012
Sleepless families in a small Wisconsin town longed for quiet Wednesday after mysterious booming noises over the past few nights roused them from bed and sent residents into the street — sometimes still in pajamas.
Obama, GOP vie for upper hand on energy
March 22, 2012
Wooing a nation of increasingly angry motorists, President Barack Obama and his Republican rivals are all plunging into gas-pump politics, seeking the upper hand as energy becomes a driving issue in the election campaign.
Study: Move-in before marriage no longer predicts divorce
March 22, 2012
Nearly half of first marriages break up within 20 years, a new government study finds. With those odds, you might wonder: Would we be better off living together first?
Analysis: GOP race lining up for Romney
March 22, 2012
It hasn’t been pretty, but the Republican establishment, the delegate math, the money and more are increasingly lining up in Mitt Romney’s favor in the long and grinding race for the party’s presidential nomination.
Wounded Topeka soldier dies of injuries
March 22, 2012
A Fort Riley soldier who endured more than 100 surgeries after a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan left him mostly paralyzed has died in Topeka, less than five weeks after a crowd of airport well-wishers saluted his return to the city and his wife and family.
Bob Dole honored for practicing lost art of compromise
March 22, 2012
Once upon a time in Congress, compromise between Republicans and Democrats was the norm. And a witty GOP senator named Bob Dole was one of the best practitioners of the art, preferably on a West-facing balcony of the Capitol where he could get sun on his face while lawmaking. He succeeded an affable storyteller and able dealmaker named Howard Baker, who likened running the Senate to herding cats.
Kansas Senate passes proposed $14.2 billion budget
March 22, 2012
The Kansas Senate approved a proposed $14.2 billion state budget on Wednesday that’s slightly more generous than one proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback.
KU CLAS looks to fill chairman position
March 22, 2012
Danny Anderson, dean of Kansas University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, said this week that he intends to meet with faculty of the Germanic literatures and languages department in a few weeks to discuss the open chairman’s position in the department.
VCU’s Smart says no to Illinois
March 22, 2012 in print edition on B2
Virginia Commonwealth basketball coach Shaka Smart on Wednesday ended speculation that he might take the open job at Illinois by announcing that he’ll stay with the Rams.
K.C.’s Mendoza hurts hamstring
March 22, 2012 in print edition on B2
Kansas City pitcher Luis Mendoza was knocked out of the game in the second inning after being struck by a Brandon Allen single during the Royals’ 8-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
Jets complete trade for Tebow
March 22, 2012 in print edition on B2
Tim Tebow is coming to New York. Really.
Our Town Sports
March 22, 2012 in print edition on B2
Lawrence swim team and lessons: Ad Astra Area Aquatics is a competitive year-round swim team that offers practices for ages 6-18 throughout the week. AAAA is always accepting new members. For information, visit adastraareaaquatics.org or call Patrick at 331-6940.
Saints coach suspended for one year
March 22, 2012 in print edition on B2
The NFL handed down sweeping and unprecedented punishment Wednesday for bounties paid out on big hits, suspending New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banning the team’s former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, who now works for the St. Louis Rams.
How former Jayhawks fared (March 22)
March 22, 2012 in print edition on B4
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 21.
Kansas baseball wins in extras
March 22, 2012
Kansas University sophomore Ka’iana Eldredge went 5-for-7 and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as KU beat Southern Utah — which is coached by Eldredge’s father, David — on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
It’s no dream: KU women still dancin’
March 22, 2012
The jolt from the norm was so shocking, Kansas University senior forward Aishah Sutherland was having a hard time distinguishing between fantasy and reality.
Carolina drama intrigues
March 22, 2012
Kendall Marshall. Kendall Marshall. Kendall Marshall. Stilman White. Stilman White. Stilman White. There, now you don’t have to watch Roy Williams’ news conference today.
KU arrives in St. Louis focused on Wolfpack
March 22, 2012
Kansas University’s basketball charter bus pulled directly in front of the Hyatt Regency at the Arch Hotel at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in the heart of downtown St. Louis.
Naadir Tharpe’s nadir: Freshman not sulking over lack of court time
March 22, 2012
When Kansas University freshman point guard Naadir Tharpe is having a bad day, it usually doesn’t last long.
25 years ago: Two early Haskell football stars enter Hall of Fame
March 22, 2012
Two former Haskell students were inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame.
Pertinent facts
March 22, 2012
Truth, the first casualty of war, also fares poorly in political campaigns. Since I am not running for  office, I can point out some facts that might deserve attention as the season progresses.
Lasting mystery
Will the latest clue be the one that solves the Amelia Earhart mystery?
March 22, 2012
Someday, maybe someday soon, the mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance will be solved.
Happy ‘Hawks
Congratulations to the Jayhawk women for engineering a gutsy and unexpected victory in the NCAA Tournament.
March 22, 2012
What a treat to see the Jayhawk women’s basketball team celebrating Tuesday’s second-round victory in the NCAA Tournament!
Music captures America’s mood
March 22, 2012 in print edition on A8
It begins with big drums, a guitar seesawing beneath like a deck rolling in high seas. It ends with a fuzz of static and feedback, a hiss of promises broken and a mortgage on the future.
Change just part of nation’s order
March 22, 2012 in print edition on A8
In Retreat Sears Set To Unload Stores      — The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 24 Retreat need not mean surrender. Still …   In 1886, a shipment of $25 watches from a Chicago jeweler was rejected by the addressee in Redwood Falls, Minn. The jeweler offered to sell the undeliverable goods for $12 apiece to a railroad station agent, who could then sell them to other agents, of whom there were more than 20,000. Which is what the agent, 23-year-old Richard Warren Sears, did.  
40 years ago: USD 497 adopts new policy on teachers’ aides
March 22, 2012
The word “paraprofessional” was hereafter to be used.
100 years ago: Humane Society plans benefit
March 22, 2012
“There is no doubt but that a large crowd will be present.”
Horoscope for March 22
March 22, 2012
For Thursday, March 22: New beginnings earmark this year. You will be direct, and others will respond in kind. Communication flows. If you are single, you could meet “the one.” If you are attached, the two of you romp around as if you have not a care in the world.
‘Missing’ and ‘Touch’ return
March 22, 2012
The presence of basketball and the absence of CBS’ lineup offer viewers second chances at two new, yet very different dramas. The plot thickens on “Missing” (7 p.m., ABC) as Becca (Ashley Judd) makes a deal with French intelligence that has some sticky strings attached.