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How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 11 NBA games
February 11, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA games.
City to host open house to discuss upcoming road projects
February 11, 2013
Lawrence residents will have chance to learn more about the large number of major road projects set for city streets this summer.
Area around KU’s Jayhawk Boulevard becomes historic district
February 11, 2013
From the World War II Memorial Campanile to Potter Lake to the view northward from atop Mount Oread, the landscape of the oldest parts of the Kansas University campus will now be recognized and protected for its historical significance. By Matt Erickson
City commission candidate Judy Bellome seeks to make change from caregiver to commissioner
February 11, 2013
Judy Bellome can tell you that the emergency room of Kings County Hospital in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., isn’t exactly a place where a lot of kings come to visit. But as a nurse in the hospital’s emergency department from 1969 to 1971, she can attest that it is a place where you learn a lot. By Chad Lawhorn
Democrats propose initiatives, criticize bills opposed by unions
February 11, 2013
Democratic legislators Monday blasted anti-union proposals they said would silence opposing viewpoints.
KU football program announces numerous coaching staff tweaks
Weis welcomes 3 new faces and several staffers shift roles
03:58 p.m., February 11, 2013 Updated 12:43 a.m.
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis announced several changes to his coaching staff Monday afternoon, most involving people in behind-the-scenes roles.
180-foot tower planned south of Lone Star Lake
February 11, 2013
County commissioners will vote Wednesday on a permit for a proposed Emergency Communications tower near Globe. By Peter Hancock
Two Lawrence men treated for stab wounds, arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery
February 11, 2013
Police say two family members employed at the Lawrence restaurant La Parrilla stabbed each other during an argument and were arrested after being treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Statehouse Live: Fight over taxpayer-financed lobbying ensues
February 11, 2013
A bill prohibiting the use of public funds to lobby the Legislature was hailed by supporters as a way to protect taxpayers, but opponents said it would stifle crucial, local input on important issues. By Scott Rothschild
How Keegan voted: Feb. 11 AP college basketball ballot
February 11, 2013
The following is Lawrence Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan’s ballot for the Associated Press men’s basketball poll on Feb. 12, 2013.
KU falls to No. 14 in AP poll, No. 13 in coaches poll
11:16 a.m., February 11, 2013 Updated 04:57 p.m.
The Kansas men’s basketball team fell nine spots to No. 14 in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll and eight spots to No. 13 in the USA Today coaches poll. Both rankings were released Monday.
Bill Self hopes team plays with freedom tonight against Kansas State
Coach speaks on Monday coaches’ call
February 11, 2013
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self this morning addressed today’s 8 p.m., Big Monday battle against Kansas State during the weekly Big 12 coaches teleconference. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 10 NBA games
February 11, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Merger of juvenile agency into Department of Corrections not expected to bring major changes
February 11, 2013
On paper, the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority will undergo major changes during the next few months as the organization merges with the state Department of Corrections. Although letterheads will change, officials said the function of the JJA will remain the same. By Raelean Finch
Home brewers hope to make their hobby legal
February 11, 2013
Representatives from home brewing clubs throughout the state have gotten together to try to make their hobby legal. They’re pushing for legislation to allow them to share their homemade beer with other fans. By Nicole Wentling
Lawrence school board to receive update on AVID program
February 11, 2013
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a program aimed at helping B and C average students who want to go to college. After its first full semester in operation, Lawrence school board will get a progress update on the program Monday. By Peter Hancock
Opinion: Fluoridation debate fueled by junk science
February 11, 2013
Adrian L. Melott, professor of physics and astronomy at Kansas University, and a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, explains how junk science could be driving public policy in Lawrence.
Letter: Cost specifics
February 11, 2013
David Reynolds, Lawrence, explains why there’s a remaining concern about the City Commission’s seemingly absolute commitment to spend $25 million on the new recreation center.
Editorial: Postal service
Congress has only itself to blame for the financial problems now facing the U.S. Postal Service.
February 11, 2013
If the U.S. Postal Service follows through with its plan to drop Saturday mail delivery starting in August, it may cause issues for others who depend on Saturday service.
Capitol Report: Medicaid expansion, switchblades and no public funds for lobbying
February 11, 2013
This week’s Capitol Report focuses on Medicaid, switchblades and lobbying By Scott Rothschild.
The Fashion Column: Valentine’s Day style
February 11, 2013
Typically one’s relationship status determines on which side of the Valentine’s Day love-hate spectrum you stand. Personally, my feelings are indifferent toward this Hallmark holiday full of roses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. Truth be told, my excitement stems from my favorite pastime, dressing for the occasion!
Invite love in, all year round: 7 tips
February 11, 2013
Lawrence psychologist Harriet Lerner shares relationship tips to remember not just around Valentine’s Day but all year long.
Double Take: Dating advice for teens
February 11, 2013
Teen and young adult dating is a strong predictor of how kids will couple later in life, so we want to take it seriously.
Offbeat Occupations: Arborist finds risk, reward in trees
February 11, 2013
“I trust my life every day to a 2-inch thick limb,” says arborist Dan Parker-Timms. “I should knock on wood as I say that. I’ve been lucky so far.”
Delicious/Nutritious: Figs figure into intriguing Valentine’s Day treats
February 11, 2013
This month, try figs — they might be a little mysterious, but getting to know them is definitely worth it.
Fix-It Chick: Replace automotive spark plugs
February 11, 2013
In most cases, changing automotive spark plugs is a relatively easy task.
25 years ago: Salvation Army leader stepping down
February 11, 2013
Attendance at the Salvation Army church had tripled under his guidance.
40 years ago: Museum fundraising hits first goal
February 11, 2013
Approximately $240,000 had been pledged and contributed.
100 years ago: Bill would require doctor’s OK before marriage
February 11, 2013
“Representative Scott believes that this law would safeguard the state against the marriage of undesirables.”
Bring sexy back: Rekindling romance takes effort
February 11, 2013
With Valentine’s Day — the final day of National Marriage Week — on Thursday, revving up romance seems to be on the brain, and experts say strengthening your emotional connection is the best place to start.
Candidate Leslie Soden hopes to generate more community input as part of City Hall process
February 11, 2013
In the summer of 2011, Leslie Soden said yes, but she may not have known everything she was saying yes to. She was sitting in a circle of members of the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association, and the question of who was going to be the organization’s next president already had gone around the room once. After hearing another round of ‘no’s,’ Soden reluctantly agreed. By Chad Lawhorn
Opinion: Muslim world faces demographic shift
February 11, 2013 in print edition on A8
Something startling is happening in the Muslim world — and no, I don’t mean the Arab Spring or the growth of Islamic fundamentalism. According to a leading demographer, a “sea change” is producing a sharp decline in Muslim fertility rates and a “flight from marriage” among Arab women.
Horoscopes for Feb. 11
February 11, 2013
For Monday, Feb. 11: This year you have a lot to say, and you’ll say just that … provided you have a receptive audience. Your way of thinking changes in the course of the year, and something that irked you in the past no longer will be an issue by 2014. If you are single, you could meet someone unexpectedly. If you are attached, avoid struggling over money by keeping separate checking accounts.