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Kansas realtor group’s tax stance gets serious look
February 13, 2013
An offer from the Kansas Association of Realtors to compromise on tax issues received serious consideration Wednesday from the Legislature’s tax committee chairmen, even as the group’s members rallied at the Statehouse to save two popular income tax deductions for homeowners. By John Hanna, The Associated Press
KU women rally from huge deficit, upend TCU
09:48 p.m., February 13, 2013 Updated 12:06 a.m.
Senior Monica Engelman scored a career-best 26 points, including 18 in the second half, as Kansas University overcame a 23-point second-half deficit to post a 76-75 Big 12 Conference women’s basketball victory over TCU on Wednesday at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
Indiana man arrested in Douglas County indicted on federal child porn charges
February 13, 2013
A 35-year-old Fort Wayne, Ind., man has been indicted on federal child porn charges, accused of using the Internet to exploit a Douglas County girl. Ian Cummings
Police, FBI offer $1,000 reward for information about Wednesday bank robbery
05:37 p.m., February 13, 2013 Updated 02:15 p.m.
Police and the FBI continued to seek a suspect Thursday in a downtown bank robbery, releasing photos from inside the bank and offering a cash reward for information. By Ian Cummings
Whooping cough outbreak subsides, but flu still going strong
February 13, 2013
Douglas County health officials say the number of pertussis cases is nearly back to normal. But state and federal agencies say the flu is still widespread in Kansas. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence man arrested after rollover accident on Connecticut Street
February 13, 2013
A 22-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on suspicion of OUI and several other charges after a rollover accident Tuesday night in the 1200 block of Connecticut St. By Ian Cummings
Lawrence Home Show to begin Friday afternoon
February 13, 2013
The Lawrence Home Builders Association is hosting the annual Lawrence Home Show Friday through Sunday at Crown Toyota Pavilion, 3430 S. Iowa St., for people interested in home improvement ideas, trends and services. By Meagan Thomas
Olson hopes to bring experience from Iraq, late-night Lawrence to City Commission
February 13, 2013
Will Olson knows a thing or two about chaotic situations. Olson served a year’s tour of duty in Iraq in 2005 as a National Guard soldier with his Pittsburg-based combat engineer battalion. By Chad Lawhorn
State board OKs limits on seclusion and restraint
February 13, 2013
Despite objections, the Kansas State Board of Education is giving local school boards power to enforce new regulations while promising to consider a formal appeals process at a later date. By Peter Hancock
Local priests: Pope’s surprise resignation could set good example
February 13, 2013
While it was a shock to the system for many, local Catholic leaders say Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement of his resignation earlier this week is actually an encouraging sign. By Matt Erickson
Inaugural Lawrence Charity Roast honors cancer survivor Friday
February 13, 2013
The newly formed Lawrence Annual Charity Roast will conduct its first roasting event at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Alvamar Country Club, 1809 Crossgate Drive. By Shaun Hittle
Suspect in custody after Lawrence couple confronts burglar
February 13, 2013
A 23-year-old Lawrence man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary after a Lawrence couple confronted an intruder in their home early Monday morning.
KHP arrests second suspect in Feb. 4 manhunt
February 13, 2013
A man who remained at large following a Feb. 4 manhunt involving several law enforcement agencies east of Eudora has been arrested by the Kansas Highway Patrol and linked to an alleged vehicle theft ring. Ian Cummings
Supporters of amendment say Legislature should be sole authority on school funding
February 13, 2013
School finance decisions by the Legislature shouldn’t be open for review by the courts, according to a supporter of a proposed constitutional amendment that would make the Legislature the sole authority on funding public education. By Scott Rothschild
Veritas boys rout St. Mary’s
February 13, 2013
Veritas’ boys basketball team more than doubled the score of its rival, St. Mary’s Academy, led by Thomas Bachert’s 12 points and Andrew Currier’s 11 points in a 47-23 victory on Tuesday night in St. Marys.
Lack of energy in loss to SMNW ‘embarrassing’ for Free State boys
February 13, 2013
Free State boys basketball coach Chuck Law didn’t mince words when describing his disappointment following the Firebirds’ 63-48 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest on Tuesday night. By Jesse Newell
Severe shooting slump, turnovers doom LHS girls
February 13, 2013
A brutal shooting slump and a series of ball-handling miscues led to an eighth consecutive loss for Lawrence High’s girls basketball team Tuesday night against Shawnee Mission South. By Benton Smith
Sped-up Free State girls fall to Shawnee Mission NW
February 13, 2013
Forcing 28 turnovers usually is a good formula for producing an upset on the road. The No. 9 Free State girls basketball team’s struggles in other areas made that statistic irrelevant, however, as the Firebirds fell, 57-47, to No. 6 Shawnee Mission Northwest on Tuesday night. By Jesse Newell
LHS boys narrowly miss heave, upset bid against unbeaten SMS
February 13, 2013
Lawrence High’s Anthony Bonner missed a last-second, half-court heave and unbeaten Shawnee Mission South escaped The Jungle with a 49-48 boys basketball victory on Tuesday night. By Benton Smith
KU women hope to build momentum, starting at TCU
February 13, 2013
The Kansas University women’s basketball team will look to snap its second losing skid in the past five weeks at 7 tonight at TCU. By Matt Tait
LHS bowlers hit their spots in sweep of city showdown
February 13, 2013
Lawrence High swept the boys and girls halves of its dual meet Tuesday against Free State at Royal Crest Lanes, where a pair of LHS bowlers showed there is more than one path to the top. Story by Tom Keegan
Elijah Johnson reclaiming role as Jayhawks’ driving force
February 13, 2013
Senior guard Elijah Johnson realizes that, whether he’s making shots or not, he’s vitally important to jump-starting Kansas University’s men’s basketball team. By Gary Bedore
Curbside recycling deal in the works
February 13, 2013
At their meeting Tuesday night, city commissioners unanimously agreed to begin negotiating with Perry-based Hamm Companies on a deal that would allow the company to build a multimillion-dollar recycling processing facility that would serve a new city-run curbside recycling service. Chad Lawhorn
City agrees to provide $12,500 in funding for study of retiree attraction project
February 13, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday unanimously agreed to spend $12,500 as part of a first phase of a feasibility study on a project to make Lawrence more of a retirement destination.
City agrees to create cultural district surrounding downtown
February 13, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday night agreed to create a new cultural district that encompasses downtown Lawrence and a surrounding area.
How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 12 NBA games
February 13, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday’s NBA games.
25 years ago: LHS teacher headed for ‘Jeopardy’ challenge
February 13, 2013
LHS English teacher Art Sloan was a self-proclaimed “Jeopardy junkie.”
100 years ago: Advertisers tout cold remedies, hair tonic, non-prickly underwear
February 13, 2013
“Don’t accept something else said to be just as good.”
Opinion: Cyberattack is a real threat
February 13, 2013
The last few weeks have seen an increasing number of articles in the media about the dangers of cyberwar. In part, this increase in the volume may be due to the current confirmation hearings in Congress for the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency and, in part, because of a recent major conference on cybersecurity, the S4, held in Miami. But the truth is that the danger is all too real, as is the perception that the United States is not prepared for what appears to be inevitable: a major cyberattack on American interests.
Letter: Screening error?
February 13, 2013
After my initial shock at the killings by U.S. Navy veteran and ex-cop Christopher Dorner in Los Angeles, I was reminded of the pieces in the Journal-World by the dean and the retired lieutenant colonel recommending that everyone serve in the military or at least be screened by them to avoid gun violence.
Letter: Important film
February 13, 2013
Thank you very much to the cinema manager and owners of Liberty Hall for bringing the beautiful and significant documentary “Chasing Ice” to downtown Lawrence. This is the story of James Balog, one of the world’s premier nature photographers, who went to the Arctic in 2005 on assignment for National Geographic to capture images that would portray the reality of the Earth’s warming and the visual evidence of a changing climate. With a scientific background, Balog had been unconvinced by computer climate simulations, but the sight of melting icefields changed his mind.
Editorial: Matter of opinion
A bill that would prohibit the use of public funds for any state lobbying effort is an attack on the democratic process.
February 13, 2013
At least some Kansas legislators apparently aren’t interested in hearing what any local government entity has to say about how they run the state.
Tune In Tonight: ‘NOVA’ special shows Earth from space
February 13, 2013
Sometimes you have to leave this world to get a good look at yourself. That’s the lesson of “Earth From Space” (8 p.m., PBS), a “NOVA” special.
40 years ago: County to take bids for siren installation
February 13, 2013
Douglas County Civil Defense had obtained 15 sirens through matching federal funds.
Horoscopes for Feb. 13
February 13, 2013
For Wednesday, Feb. 13: This year the unexpected runs rampant in your day-to-day life. It prevents boredom, and it helps you identify your priorities. If you are single, you could have a sequence of intense potential sweeties. If you are attached, the two of you have a great time together.