Archive for Friday, February 1, 2013

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Kansas women seeking Sunflower sweep
Jayhawks lose Knight to knee injury
February 1, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team heads into the Sunflower Showdown as the favorite, for a change, but the Jayhawks won’t take a full contingent to the Little Apple. By Matt Tait
Kansas attorney general files appeal of school funding ruling
February 1, 2013
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office has filed its expected appeal of a ruling on school funding with the state Supreme Court.
Senior Center to be closed on Monday
February 1, 2013
The Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont St., will be closed Monday for electrical work related to construction on the nearby Lawrence Public Library parking garage. Staff Report
Fighting continues over anti-union bill
February 1, 2013
Democrats on Friday offered to fix a Republican-stated problem with the Kansas National Education Association, but a key Republican dismissed the proposal. By Scott Rothschild
KU guard Natalie Knight likely will miss rest of season with torn ACL
04:36 p.m., February 1, 2013 Updated 04:44 p.m.
Kansas sophomore guard Natalie Knight tore the ACL in her right knee late in Wednesday’s 78-75 come-from-behind overtime victory over Iowa State, KU confirmed Friday.
Democrats decry Brownback tax plan; Republican leader says it may get altered
February 1, 2013
Kansas Democratic leaders on Friday warned that Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed second round of major income tax cuts would put state finances in a crisis situation for years to come. But Republicans downplayed the deficit projection, although they also indicated Brownback’s proposal would be altered. By Scott Rothschild.
Eudora High School announces honor rolls
February 1, 2013
Eudora High School has announced its honor rolls for the second quarter 2012.
St. John Catholic School announces middle school honor roll
February 1, 2013
St. John Catholic School has announced its fall 2012 middle school honor roll.
City Commission agenda for Feb. 5 meeting
February 1, 2013
The Lawrence City Commission will meet at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Liberty Memorial Central announces honor rolls
February 1, 2013
Liberty Memorial Central Middle School has announced its first semester honor rolls for 2012-13.
South Middle School announces honor roll students
February 1, 2013
South Middle School has announced its first semester honor rolls for the 2012-2013 school year.
Style Scout: Jaclyn Howell
February 1, 2013
Fashion trends you love: Anything that is boho chic, like they stepped out of an Anthropologie catalog.
Style Scout: Joel T. Luber
February 1, 2013
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Late-20s, early-30s young professionals and jobs to support them
LMH endowment group celebrates healthy financial year
February 1, 2013
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association celebrated its success in 2012 and looked forward to its goals for 2013 Thursday during its annual meeting. By Meagan Thomas
Second driver identified in Leavenworth County collision
February 1, 2013
Law enforcement officials have identified the second driver involved in a head-on collision in southern Leavenworth Country Wednesday afternoon that killed an 86-year-old Basehor man.
Ostertag OK with Withey breaking his KU blocks record
February 1, 2013
Former Kansas University center Greg Ostertag is rooting for current Jayhawk Jeff Withey in his pursuit of Ostertag’s KU career blocks record. By Gary Bedore
Persistence on and off court defines Kevin Young’s journey to KU
February 1, 2013
Before forward Kevin Young joined the Kansas University men’s basketball team, he was enrolled at three different schools, spent some time as an unofficial assistant coach and scrimmaged with a junior college women’s team. That path and his trademark persistence eventually led him to a starting role in his senior year with the second-ranked Jayhawks. By Matt Tait
McLemore’s brother also playing winning basketball
February 1, 2013
Kevin McLemore, Kansas freshman Ben’s brother, is having a productive senior season at St. Louis Normandy High. Though he won’t be joining the Jayhawks next season, Kevin says he’s very proud of his older brother. By Gary Bedore
LHS bowling wins seventh straight
February 1, 2013
Lawrence High’s girls bowling team stretched its winning streak to seven Thursday with a victory in the Shawnee Mission East triangular.
Free State girls rock Shawnee Mission North, 62-33
February 1, 2013
Abbey Casady and Kennedy Kirkpatrick scored 13 points apiece, and Free State High’s girls basketball team defeated Shawnee Mission North, 62-33, on Thursday night for its sixth straight victory.
Firebirds, Lions hope for fast finishes at Sunflower League swim meet
February 1, 2013
Free State swimmers will be hoping for a home-pool advantage against Lawrence High, Leavenworth and others in the Sunflower League boys swimming championships, which begin today at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. By Benton Smith
Letter: Plan B
February 1, 2013
Tina Jinkens, Eudora, cautions people of the side effects of using Plan B.
Letter: Climate priority
February 1, 2013
Les Blevins, Lawrence, tells why he thinks voters should be asked how they would like to proceed in regards to the proposed sports complex.
Editorial: Reach for the stars
Is Kansas still reaching for the stars or settling for less lofty achievements?
February 1, 2013
What would those pioneers who founded Kansas think of what their creation has become? Hopefully the Sunflower State continues to reach for the stars instead of settling for short-sighted initiatives.
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 31 NBA games
February 1, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA games.
Letter: Center exists
February 1, 2013
Conrad Henderson, Lawrence, encourages residents and tourists to use the Lawrence Visitor Center.
Opinion: Al-Qaida threat morphs, expands
February 1, 2013 in print edition on A8
The Obama administration is working with its allies to frame a strategy to combat what might be called “al-Qaida 2.0” — an evolving, morphing terrorist threat that lacks a coherent center but is causing growing trouble in chaotic, poorly governed areas such as Libya, Yemen, Syria and Mali.
25 years ago: School-specific license plates proposed in legislature
February 1, 2013
The idea for the bill had come from the KU Alumni Association.
40 years ago: KU student killed in first traffic fatality of 1973
February 1, 2013
A KU freshman from Coffeyville had died in a motorcycle crash on the previous afternoon.
100 years ago: Heads or tails? KU girl chose unusual method to select husband
February 1, 2013
“Ciddie was always a rather adventuresome miss.”
Horoscopes for Feb. 1
February 1, 2013
For Friday, Feb. 1: This year you have your share of admirers. You are capable of having a fun time with nearly anyone, but you really appreciate intellectual conversations and challenges. If you are single, you are likely to attract a more cultured type of personality. If you are attached, the two of you will benefit from a special vacation together.