Archive for Sunday, February 3, 2013

Also from February 3

Blog entries
Photo galleries
KU basketball Special Olympics clinic
What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial?

Poll results

Response Percent
Budweiser — Clydesdales
Dodge Ram — Farmer
None of the above
Doritos — “Goat 4 sale”
GoDaddy — “Sexy meets smart”
Total 50

All stories

Kansas tennis rolls over Denver, 6-1
February 3, 2013
Kansas University lost just one singles match and one doubles match in a 6-1 tennis victory over Denver on Sunday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
KU football recruiting draws to a close
February 3, 2013
With national signing day set for Wednesday and Kansas University’s football program still with two scholarships to hand out, the next couple of days figure to be interesting and exciting. By Matt Tait
Opinion: At this point, change is due
February 3, 2013
Nobody knows what is at the heart of senior point guard Elijah Johnson’s slump, but theories abound. By Tom Keegan
Change of heart: Clinic helps Jayhawks put loss behind
February 3, 2013
Bill Self asked about 100 Special Olympians from the Sunflower State to do a favor for his Kansas University basketball team on Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
State re-examining school safety regulations
February 3, 2013
Currently, the state requires schools to conduct fire drills, severe weather drills and bus evacuations. Last week, Rep. Marco Goico, R-Wichita, who is chairman of the Veterans, Military and Homeland Security committee, formed a subcommittee to develop recommendations for a bill to update emergency preparedness requirements for schools. Raelean Finch, Special to the Journal-World
Bill providing in-state tuition for veterans revisited
February 3, 2013
A Kansas House bill providing in-state tuition for all veterans lost momentum and died during last year’s legislative session, but Rep. Melanie Meier, D-Leavenworth, believes a revised version of House Bill 2652 is likely to pass in the coming months. By Raelean Finch, Special to the Journal-World
Cracking the code on 150-year-old love letters
February 3, 2013
A historian’s unlikely discovery led to some interesting reading about a son of abolitionist John Brown: coded steamy love letters between the son and his wife — “the 1860s version of sexting.” By Shaun Hittle
Kansas City man arrested Sunday morning in Lawrence on gun charge
February 3, 2013
A 21-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man was arrested early Sunday morning for gun possession following an incident at Magic Lounge, 804 W. 24th Street. By Shaun Hittle
Opinion: Conservatives seek to rewrite history
February 3, 2013 in print edition on A9
Rush Limbaugh thinks John Lewis should have been armed. “If a lot of African-Americans back in the ’60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, you think they would have needed Selma?” he said recently on his radio show, referencing the 1965 voting rights campaign in which Lewis, now a congressman from Georgia, had his skull fractured by Alabama state troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. “If John Lewis had had a gun, would he have been beat upside the head on the bridge?”
Behind the Lens: A religious experience in Nicaragua
February 3, 2013
In 1994, I went to Nicaragua to visit some friends and was wowed. This December, after years of pestering, I had to go again. And I came back with some incredible photographs. By Richard Gwin
Power Hour Kits aim to keep students learning after school day
February 3, 2013
The eyes of every squirmy kindergartner in the classroom were on the plastic dinosaurs held by a Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence staff member. By Micki Chestnut
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
February 3, 2013
Road work planned for the week of Feb. 3.
Library to bid farewell to old building
February 3, 2013
The Lawrence Public Library Foundation will bid the old library building, 707 Vermont St., farewell, on Sunday, Feb. 10, before it undergoes a $19 million expansion project.
KU women’s track third at Armory Invitational
February 3, 2013
Kansas University thrower Alena Krechyk led the KU women’s track and field team to a third-place finish on the final day of the Armory Collegiate Invitational on Saturday at the Armory Track and Field Center.
KU swim team falls to No. 18 Arkansas
February 3, 2013
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team fell to 18th-ranked Arkansas, 219-81, on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
Veritas boys, girls basketball win in Wichita
February 3, 2013
Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team erased a five-point halftime deficit by scoring the first seven points of the second half and defeated Wichita Northfield, 44-39 on Saturday.
Firebirds bounce back for third at Sunflower League championships
February 3, 2013
Free State boys swimmers bounced back from three straight narrow losses to win individual titles and finish third as a team on Saturday at the Sunflower League championships. By Benton Smith
Developer, proposed Rock Chalk Park partner Thomas Fritzel involved in company that owes $3.4M in back taxes, fees
February 3, 2013
Thomas Fritzel, the key private partner in Kansas University’s proposed $50 million Rock Chalk Park, is part of an investment group that owes more than $3 million in back taxes and fees stemming from a troubled real estate project in Junction City. By Chad Lawhorn
Brownback proposal to eliminate tax breaks for homeowners facing opposition
12:00 a.m., February 3, 2013 Updated 05:40 p.m.
Two of the most popular tax deductions available to Kansas homeowners, worth hundreds of dollars a year to each eligible household, may be eliminated to help fill the budget gap created by cuts in the state income tax. Gov. Sam Brownback wants to end the the ability of Kansas homeowners to claim on their state income tax returns deductions for mortgage interest and real estate taxes. By Scott Rothschild
25 years ago: Ticket sales slow for new multistate lottery
February 3, 2013
The new game had a jackpot of at least $2 million.
40 years ago: Kansas districts must be reapportioned, federal court says
February 3, 2013
The court held that the districts created under the bill “were lacking in compactness and continuity.”
100 years ago: Local groundhog finds snow, but no shadows
February 3, 2013
“The Ground Hog made his annual weather investigation expedition in the midst of a snow storm and shadows were not in order.”
Ex-Jayhawk has 4 stops
February 3, 2013
Kansas University senior cornerback Greg Brown recorded four tackles and three pass breakups Saturday for the Texas All-Stars as part of the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star game. The National Team defeated Team Texas, 24-13.
How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 2 NBA games
February 3, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
Opinion: Ancestors warrant new respect
February 3, 2013
In the early years of the last century, my mother and her friend Daphne (not her real name) were driving through Ohio on their way to the East Coast. I imagine them in raccoon coats and flapper hats dashing across the Midwest in a flashy roadster when a police car appeared in the rear-view mirror. They pulled over. The officer approached, and Daphne — a formidable, haughty woman — gave the officer an indignant dressing down topped off by the most powerful, terror-inspiring declaration she knew: “I’ll have you know that my father is Buster Nottage!” (not his real name, either). To which the policeman replied: “Lady, I don’t give a darn who your father is, but you were speeding and I’m going to give you a ticket.” By George Gurley
Editorial: Kansas aspirations
Will Kansas be better off if it becomes more like Texas or Florida?
February 3, 2013
In a number of venues, including his State of the State address, Gov. Sam Brownback has promoted Florida and Texas as states Kansas should strive to emulate. Setting aside the sunshine and tourist attractions in those two states, do the majority of Kansans really want their state to be more like Florida or Texas?
Letter: Gun strategy
February 3, 2013
“Gun Free Zone.” Yet another illustration of Washington’s good intentions gone awry. These notices act as magnets for those who are looking for a place where they can kill many people, gain the notoriety they so badly need and all without fear. It has been recently written and broadcast that 18 of 19 mass killings were in schools, malls and churches. Recommendation: Replace these signs with: CAUTION: Teachers and Students May Possess Guns.”
Letter: Union dues
February 3, 2013
Thank goodness Gov. Brownback and his esteemed hard right conservative GOP colleagues are trying to save all you hard-working public servants from yourselves. If they have their way, House Bill 2023 will abolish the payroll deduction for union dues and donations. I wonder how many of you think this is just the help you will need upon your next labor contract negotiation?
Readings planned Thursday, Friday at Raven
February 3, 2013
Thursday’s event features Jerry Dobson, author of “The Waters of Chaos: The Ancient Saga” and “ The Waters of Chaos: The Modern Quest.” Friday’s event will feature Mike Wehmeyer, author of “Good Blood, Bad Blood: Science Nature, and the Myth of Kallikaks.”
Multi-piano concerts to celebrate Kansas City culture
February 3, 2013
More than 525 musicians performing in duet teams on 16 grand pianos — that’s what’s in store for audiences Feb. 10, when the Kansas City Music Teachers Association presents its 20th annual Multi-Piano Concerts: “Kansas City, Here We Come!”
Joyce Castle plans free performance Monday
February 3, 2013
Joyce Castle, mezzo-soprano and Kansas University professor of voice, will give a free performance Monday evening at KU.
Arts Center accepting entries for annual film festival
February 3, 2013
The Lawrence Arts Center is accepting submissions for the second annual Free State Film Festival, planned for April 26-28.
Lawrence Libations: French Kiss martini at the Jayhawker
February 3, 2013
If you find February better suited for curmudgeonry than romance, this probably isn’t your kind of Lawrence Libation. No problem. Go have a Scotch on the rocks and check back another month, because we’re about to make a corny connection between Valentine’s Day and a drink. By Sara Shepherd.
Humanities Council picks up poet laureate program from dissolved state arts commission, now seeking applicants
February 3, 2013
With Gov. Sam Brownback’s dissolution of the Kansas Arts Commission, the Kansas Humanities Council is taking over coordination of the state’s poet laureate program. With the change will come a shift in focus, making the program less about creating poetry and more about how poetry — the laureate’s own and others’ — speaks to the human experience. By Sara Shepherd.
Horoscopes for Feb. 3
February 3, 2013
For Sunday, Feb. 3: Try to lighten up this year. You often are extremely serious, and you could make more of certain situations than exists. If you are single, be careful of a very intriguing and mysterious person you meet. If you are attached, the two of you will enhance your bond by taking off on adventures together.
Tune In Tonight: Commercials, football star in Super Bowl
February 3, 2013
CBS, a network that dominates in ratings and total viewership, has won the rights to broadcast Super Bowl XLVII (5:35 p.m. Sunday). Barring a sudden seismic shift in viewing habits, it will be the most watched television event of the year.