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Notebook: Phil Forte says watching son play his alma mater ‘heart-wrenching’
February 2, 2013
Former KU football player Phil Forte’s son, Phil, scored 11 points and hit some huge free throws to help Oklahoma State beat the Jayhawks. By Gary Bedore
Cowboys: It ‘doesn’t get any better’ than breaking road skid at Allen Fieldhouse
February 2, 2013
KU, which had won 102 of its last 103 games at home, fell on Saturday to an Oklahoma State team that had gone 1-22 in its last 23 Big 12 road games. By Jesse Newell
Bill Self questions team’s toughness, desire following home loss to OSU
February 2, 2013
Markel Brown scored 28 points and Marcus Smart 25 in Oklahoma State’s 85-80 win over mistake-ridden Kansas University on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore • Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
Opinion: Point guard Marcus Smart shows KU what it’s missing
February 2, 2013
Point-guard play becomes more important in mid-March, when Oklahoma State will be in good hands with Marcus Smart at the controls. But what will happen to Kansas, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan asks. • Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
Bishop Seabury eighth-grader wins Douglas County Spelling Bee
February 2, 2013
Two Lawrence youngsters won first and second place in the 2013 Douglas County Spelling Bee and advance to the regional competition in Topeka. By Ian Cummings
New girl in town throws birthday bash to benefit Ballard Center
February 2, 2013
Ivori Jones invited all of her first-grade classmates from Langston Hughes School on Saturday to celebrate her seventh birthday by gathering needed donations for Ballard Community Services. By Ian Cummings
Rollover accident reported on U.S. Highway 59
February 2, 2013
Authorities are responding to a one-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Highway 59 just south of the intersection of North 1000 Road, two miles south of Lawrence.
KU women’s basketball team out-muscles Kansas State, 89-80, in double-OT
04:26 p.m., February 2, 2013 Updated 05:55 p.m.
Make it two straight overtime victories for the Kansas University women’s basketball team, which, three days after knocking off Iowa State in an extra session, topped Sunflower State rival Kansas State, 89-80, in double-overtime Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. By Matt Tait
Tax talk, anti-union bills dominate legislative discussion at Lawrence Chamber breakfast
February 2, 2013
Douglas County legislators provide insights on tax and union battles in the Statehouse. By Scott Rothschild.
KU tennis wins
February 2, 2013
Kansas University’s tennis team claimed a 4-3 victory over Denver in its season opener Friday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
KU track sets school records
12:23 a.m., February 2, 2013 Updated 08:57 a.m.
Kansas University’s Andrea Geubelle and Natalia Barntovskaya each set school track-and-field records Friday at the Armory Collegiate Invitational.
Veritas girls fall to Warriors
February 2, 2013
Veritas Christian’s girls suffered a 56-20 basketball loss to the Wichita Warriors on Friday.
Firebirds solid at opening day at league swims
February 2, 2013
More times than not, when meet officials posted times on the pool-side wall at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center Friday night at the Sunflower League boys swimming prelims, Free State High swimmers occupied the No. 1 slot. By Benton Smith
Bigger, badder Jeff Withey better blocker
February 2, 2013
The third-leading shot blocker — soon-to-be No. 1 human eraser in Kansas University basketball history — does not look all that menacing on the court. By Gary Bedore
Bill would allow religious symbols on public land
February 2, 2013
The Kansas House is considering a bill that would allow the display of religious symbols on public lands, if the symbols are considered part of a community’s history or heritage.
Lions swept by Lancers late
February 2, 2013
It’s not often that two teams outplay, outhustle and outperform their opponents in several areas on the stat sheet and lose, but that’s exactly what happened to the Lawrence High boys and girls basketball teams Friday night at LHS. By Matt Tait
Khadre Lane sparks Firebirds to 69-51 victory
February 2, 2013
Free State junior Khadre Lane couldn’t hold back a huge grin following his team’s 69-51 victory over Shawnee Mission North on Friday night. By Jesse Newell
Area basketball: Tonganoxie swept by Mill Valley; Baldwin splits with Paola; Eudora sweeps
February 2, 2013
Wyatt Voorhes scored 19 points, including five three-pointers, as Mill Valley rolled past Tonganoxie at home.
KU researchers push for government-funded college savings accounts for children
February 2, 2013
What’s the solution to higher education’s student loan problem? Researchers in Kansas University’s School of Social Welfare have an idea: Instead of handing students gobs of money in loans after graduating high school, give them a smaller amount to keep — 18 years earlier. By Matt Erickson
Diversity official Rodriguez leaving KU different than he found it 35 years ago
February 2, 2013
Kansas University’s vice provost for diversity and equity, Fred Rodriguez, will retire at the end of the academic year after a 35-year career as an administrator and educator at KU. Rodriguez, who became interested in diversity issues after witnessing segregation and discrimination toward Mexican-Americans while growing up in small-town Nebraska, says KU has become much more diverse but still has a lot of room to improve. By Matt Erickson
Weekend wrap-up: Not-guilty plea in prostitution case; warrant issued for man guilty of animal cruelty
February 2, 2013
In court cases this week in Douglas and Jefferson County courts, a man charged in a New Year’s Day shooting is held over for trial, a felony charge is added to the case of a woman who drove a car through a house, and prosecutors move forward with the case of a daylight robbery with a shotgun. By Ian Cummings
25 years ago: KU to build new parking garage near Allen Fieldhouse
February 2, 2013
The location had been chosen over another near Robinson Gymnasium.
40 years ago: Early spring for Lawrence?
February 2, 2013
The human meteorologists seemed to agree.
100 years ago: Asylum escapee returns to Lawrence
February 2, 2013
“Roberts was found at the home of his wife, 1224 New Jersey street.”
Simons’ Saturday Column: KU can’t afford to fall behind online course trends
February 2, 2013
Complacency is one of the most deadly and damaging afflictions, whether it involves the behavior of an individual, a business organization or even a university. By Dolph C. Simons Jr.
Letter: Kansas cronyism
February 2, 2013
Mike Hoeflich’s column (Journal-World, Jan. 30) on the relation of state power and individuals as human questions is correct. Justice for negatively affected citizens has broadly been seen as not just questions of equality but more importantly protecting the weak from the strong. The ancient practice of using taxes to reward supporters and fund your agendas while defunding your critic’s organizations is one example of the misuse of justice. The “Arts failure” editorial (Jan. 31) is another example of the application of this baleful practice.
Letter: Abuse enforcement
February 2, 2013
On Jan. 29, the Journal-World carried two articles regarding animal abuse. Byron Anthony Snowton was found guilty of misdemeanor animal cruelty in the case regarding the abuse of his dog, who I am happy to see had “no permanent damage” according to the Lawrence Humane Society.
Letter: Russian crossing
February 2, 2013
On Nov 7, 2012, the Russian tanker Ob River left its port in Hammerfest, Norway, bound for Japan via a “northern route.” For the first time in navigational history, this ship went straight through the ice of the Arctic in winter. This unbelievable voyage never would have been possible if it weren’t for global warming.
Opinion: First build the wall, then offer amnesty
February 2, 2013 in print edition on A7
Immigration reform is coming. Let’s get it right. What counts as getting it wrong? The 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Act, signed by President Reagan. It granted amnesty to 3 million illegal immigrants and promised border enforcement.
How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 1 NBA games
February 2, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
Convicted Douglas County murderer among Kansans denied pardons in 2012
February 2, 2013
Kansas inmate Abraham Orr —convicted of murdering a man in 1993 in Douglas County — was one of 25 Kansans denied pardons by Gov. Sam Brownback in 2012, according to an open records request filed by the Lawrence Journal-World. It’s the second straight year in which Brownback has denied all applications for pardons. By Shaun Hittle
Tune In Tonight: Clearing the decks for game day
February 2, 2013
The prospect of the big game on Sunday moves some of the weekend’s more eventful programming to Saturday night. Angela Bassett (“What’s Love Got to Do With It?”) stars in “Betty & Coretta” (7 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime), along with the movie’s co-producer Mary J. Blige. They play Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz, the wives of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. (Malik Yoba) and Malcolm X (Lindsay Owen Pierre).
Horoscopes for Feb. 2
February 2, 2013
For Saturday, Feb. 2: This year you alternate between being efficient and displaying a non-present, dreamlike attitude. Others won’t know for sure which side of your personality they will encounter. If you are single, you could find meeting someone with your same versatility to be challenging, though it is a possibility. If you are attached, your sweetie will love your changeability.