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Archive for Saturday, February 9, 2013

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12:49 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse in winter. Statehouse Live: Brownback administration releases estimate on expanding Medicaid, $600 million over 10 years
February 8, 2013
Expanding Medicaid under federal health reform will cost Kansas approximately $600 million over 10 years, according to an executive summary of a study released Friday by Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration. By Scott Rothschild.
6:00 a.m.
Recycling bins City now strongly considering adding glass to proposed curbside recycling program
February 8, 2013
It is now looking more likely that glass may be a part of a new citywide curbside recycling program under consideration by city officials. By Chad Lawhorn
12:00 p.m.
Dwight and Kimberly Purvis are constructing a circular home just south of Lawrence.  The home is a Green Round Home Kit from the North Carolina company Deltec Homes. 
Lawrence couple build an eco-friendly, round home
February 9, 2013
A Lawrence couple is in the process of building an unusual home. A light-blue house on a hill just south of Lawrence is round. And eco-friendly. And it’s being built from a kit. By Rebekka Schlichting
9:23 p.m.
Kansas guard Naadir Tharpe hangs his head as he and Andrew White make their way to the lockerroom after the Jayhawks' 72-66 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. The loss is the Jayhawks' third-straight. Three and OUch: Jayhawks’ skid continues with road loss to Sooners
February 9, 2013
Kansas’ 72-66 loss to Oklahoma, coupled with a home setback to Oklahoma State on Feb. 2 and road defeat at TCU Wednesday, gave the Jayhawks three straight defeats for the first time since 2005. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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KU swimming sweeps second day of dual, tops ISU
February 9, 2013
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team swept all eight events Saturday to win its final home dual of the season, 190-106, against Iowa State in Robinson Natatorium.
Veritas boys send seniors off with win; girls lose
February 9, 2013
Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team celebrated Senior Night with a convincing victory Saturday over Topeka Cair Paravel, 48-25.
LHS wrestlers place high, but team just fifth at Sunflower League
February 9, 2013
As much as Lawrence High’s wrestlers felt positive about many of their performances Saturday at the Sunflower League championship tournament, the Lions couldn’t keep their competitive natures from making them a little disappointed, too. By Benton Smith
OU coach Lon Kruger: KU loss to TCU ‘didn’t change our approach’
February 9, 2013
Reviewing the video of Wednesday’s Kansas-TCU game was all Oklahoma needed to do to avoid feeling overmatched going into its Saturday game with Kansas. By Tom Keegan
Notebook: Jeff Withey ties KU blocks record; Bill Self not panicking about being behind in league race
February 9, 2013
Add Cole Aldrich and Eric Chenowith to the list of former Kansas University big men offering congratulations to Jeff Withey for claiming the school’s all-time record for blocked shots. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: This KU loss looks, sounds different than others
February 9, 2013
Though Kansas lost Saturday, it looked a lot closer to the version of itself that was successful earlier in the year, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
Three and OUch: Jayhawks’ skid continues with road loss to Sooners
February 9, 2013
Kansas’ 72-66 loss to Oklahoma, coupled with a home setback to Oklahoma State on Feb. 2 and road defeat at TCU Wednesday, gave the Jayhawks three straight defeats for the first time since 2005. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
Lessons for life drawn from science and engineering fair
February 9, 2013
More than 300 students from throughout Douglas County competed in the Lawrence School District’s Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday at Southwest Middle School. By Peter Hancock
State Board of Education to consider new regulations on seclusion and restraint
February 9, 2013
Proposed new regulations would govern the use of seclusion and restraint for students with severe behavioral disorders. A public hearing is set for Tuesday, and the Kansas State Board of Education could vote to adopt the new policies Wednesday. By Peter Hancock
Poor second half leads to another home loss for KU women
Jayhawks fall to West Virginia 72-56
03:58 p.m., February 9, 2013 Updated 10:46 p.m.
The Kansas University women’s basketball team suffered another home loss Saturday afternoon, falling to West Virginia, 72-56, at Allen Fieldhouse.
Area basketball roundup: Tongie boys lose to Piper at buzzer
February 9, 2013
Tonganoxie’s boys basketball team turned a 14-point deficit into a late two-point lead Friday at Piper, but the Pirates hit a layup at the buzzer for a two-point win.
Second-half struggles keep LHS girls from victory
February 9, 2013
One of these nights, Lawrence High’s girls basketball players and coaches will get to leave the floor in a good mood. Friday at Olathe North simply proved neither the time nor place for that. By Benton Smith
Olathe South outshoots Free State boys
February 9, 2013
Free State coach Chuck Law says it’s hard enough to guard a team when one opposing player has a hot-shooting night. So when four opposing players are all making shots, as was the case in No. 9 Olathe South’s 68-56 victory over Free State … well, the coach doesn’t have many answers for that. By Jesse Newell
FSHS girls fall short of upset against No. 1 O-South
February 9, 2013
After leading No. 1 Olathe South by four heading into the fourth quarter, the Free State girls basketball team hit a dry spell late, falling 56-48 to the undefeated Falcons on Friday night at Free State. By Jesse Newell
Justin time: LHS boys ride Roberts’ fourth-quarter flurry to victory
February 9, 2013
Lawrence High freshman Justin Roberts scored 11 fourth-quarter points to push the Lions boys to a 54-48 victory on Friday at Olathe North. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Don’t count out KU if losses mount
February 9, 2013
Kansas University men’s basketball history proves that back-to-back setbacks don’t signal the end to a team’s title hopes. Column by Tom Keegan
Bartnovskaya sets KU pole vault record
February 9, 2013
Kansas University junior Natalia Bartnovskaya broke her own school women’s pole vault record Friday in the Tyson Invitational Friday in Fayetteville, Ark. Bartnovskaya claimed her fifth consecutive pole vault win with her mark of 14-6 1/4.
KU swimmers lead Iowa State
February 9, 2013
Freshman Chelsie Miller picked up two first-place finishes to get Kansas University’s women’s swim team off to a hot start and build a 106-44 edge after the first night of its two-day dual with Iowa State on Friday at Robinson Natatorium.
Jayhawks open softball season with two wins
February 9, 2013
Kansas University’s softball team opened its season Friday with a pair of victories. The Jayhawks defeated North Carolina State, 8-0, and Florida International, 6-3.
LHS, FSHS wrestlers match up with Sunflower League’s best
February 9, 2013
Lawrence High wrestling, the No. 7 squad in Class 6A, will have its work cut out for it at today’s Sunflower League championships, LHS coach Pat Naughton says. By Benton Smith
Lawrence couple build an eco-friendly, round home
February 9, 2013
A Lawrence couple is in the process of building an unusual home. A light-blue house on a hill just south of Lawrence is round. And eco-friendly. And it’s being built from a kit. By Rebekka Schlichting
Weekend wrap-up: Former Haskell student pleads guilty in sexual assault; third man charged in botched home invasion
February 9, 2013
In Douglas County Court this week, an Ottawa man was sentenced to prison for his role in a January 2012 home invasion, a Lawrence man faces kidnapping charges in connection with a domestic dispute, and charges are dismissed in an alleged pistol-whipping at a Lawrence pool hall. By Ian Cummings
How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 8 NBA games
February 9, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
Faith Forum: In honor of Valentine’s Day, what’s your favorite scripture about love?
February 9, 2013
1 Corinthians 13:1-7, Proverbs 27:19 cited for lessons about love.
Letter: Fee concern
February 9, 2013
A few days ago, my friend informed me that the Lawrence Humane Society now charges $150-plus for purebred dogs and cats. I was incredulous, but, sure enough, after checking their website, they do. I guess I was under the impression that this was a shelter to try to save all animals, but apparently not?
Letter: Local bids
February 9, 2013
An out-of-town moving company moved the Lawrence Public Library! Why in the world would a city-owned project of this magnitude be given to a Lenexa firm? Surely, there are local moving companies who could have capably completed this temporary move to the former Borders store.
Letter: Gender bias
February 9, 2013
Matt Tait did a fine job of describing last Saturday’s “‘big, big, big’ win” for Kansas University women in Manhattan. Yet, the layout of his work in Sunday’s paper was shamefully dwarfed by the “more important” news of the men’s loss here at home! The women’s victory was totally missing from the front page while a crowd of fans in Allen Fieldhouse got front and center attention for merely sitting there, stunned by the loss.
Tune In Tonight: NBC comes up short
February 9, 2013
I’m worried about NBC. Like a mixed-up teenager who won’t come out of his room, the once proud network seems to want to disappear. Or just give up. I’m almost expecting to find the NBC Peacock on the back of milk cartons.
40 years ago: Health department contraceptive policy at odds with federal grant requirements
February 9, 2013
“What our patients want is birth control pills.”
100 years ago: K State student arrested after Lawrence check scam
February 9, 2013
“The young man is not of the sort that one usually connects with crime. He is of the exact college type….”
25 years ago: School board approves new buses
February 9, 2013
Some students had been having extra-long school days due to bus schedules.
Opinion: Republicans finally have financial leverage
February 9, 2013 in print edition on A8
For the first time since Election Day, President Obama is on the defensive. That’s because on March 1, automatic spending cuts (“sequestration”) go into effect — $1.2 trillion over 10 years, half from domestic (discretionary) programs, half from defense.
Horoscopes for Feb. 9
February 9, 2013
For Saturday, Feb. 9: This year your creativity soars as it rarely has before. Idea after idea keeps tumbling out of your mouth. If you are single, your magnetism and intellect attract several suitors. If you are attached, try to remain sensitive to your sweetie.