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Archive for Thursday, February 14, 2013

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12:02 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse in winter. 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
2:53 p.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo.Lawrence Police officers and detectives enter the Lawrence Bank at 9th and New Hampshire at 4:45 pm  on Wednesday February 13, 2013, after the bank was robbed. Police, FBI offer $1,000 reward for information about Wednesday bank robbery
5:37 p.m., February 13, 2013 Updated 2:15 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
7:00 p.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo.Allstars Cabaret Club at 913 n. 2nd was open for business as usual on Thursday February 14, 2013, as Kansas legislators are trying to introduce a bill that would regulate nude clubs, and dancing, along with alcohol consumption. Kansas House bill targets sexually oriented businesses
2:28 p.m., February 14, 2013 Updated 9:15 p.m.
A legislative committee is hearing testimony on House Bill 2054, which would increase regulation of sexually oriented businesses. The measure, dubbed the “Community Defense Act,” would ban employees from being nude or topless, and it would forbid the serving of alcoholic beverages, being open after midnight and offering private dances. It also would dictate where these establishments could be located. By Nikki Wentling
10:00 p.m.
In a competitive but playful gesture, Lawrence High senior Austin Bennett shushes a section of cheering Olathe Northwest bowlers during Sunflower League bowling on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Royal Crest Lanes. Bennett, LHS boys quiet competition, win Sunflower League bowling titles
February 14, 2013
A competitive environment helped Austin Bennett and the Lawrence High boys step up their games and win the Lions’ first Sunflower League bowling championship on Thursday at Royal Crest Lanes. By Benton Smith

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How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 14 NBA games
February 14, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA games.
Police looking for attempted purse-snatcher
February 14, 2013
Lawrence Police on Thursday evening were searching for a man after he reportedly attempted to snatch a purse in a parking lot of Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St.
Flash mobs around Lawrence take up global cause for women
February 14, 2013
A dancing mass of people tends to turn heads — or at least that’s what organizers were hoping for with Lawrence’s One Billion Rising “dance strike.” By Adam Strunk
Bennett, LHS boys quiet competition, win Sunflower League bowling titles
February 14, 2013
A competitive environment helped Austin Bennett and the Lawrence High boys step up their games and win the Lions’ first Sunflower League bowling championship on Thursday at Royal Crest Lanes. By Benton Smith
KU signee Wayne Selden chosen for 2013 McDonald’s All-American game
February 14, 2013
Kansas men’s basketball signee Wayne Selden is one of 24 high school basketball players selected for the 2013 McDonald’s All-American game. The rosters were announced Thursday.
Former Lawrence police officer turns DUI accident into life mission
February 14, 2013
At age 25, everything was going as planned for Lawrence police officer Christopher Mann. But an injury caused by a drunken driver changed all that in 2002. More than a decade later, Mann is working as an advocate to cut drunken driving accidents in Kansas. By Shaun Hittle
$1.2 million from longtime Lawrence couple’s estate will go to KU
February 14, 2013
John and Frances Peterson moved away from Lawrence in 2007, but a $1.2 million gift from their estate will live on at Kansas University for some time. By Matt Erickson
Douglas County prosecutor removed from cases for errors in trials
February 14, 2013
After a series of appeals cases alleging misconduct in prosecutor Amy McGowan’s comments during trials, District Attorney Charles Branson is removing her from responsibility for trying major felony cases. By Ian Cummings
Kansas House bill targets sexually oriented businesses
02:28 p.m., February 14, 2013 Updated 09:15 p.m.
A legislative committee is hearing testimony on House Bill 2054, which would increase regulation of sexually oriented businesses. The measure, dubbed the “Community Defense Act,” would ban employees from being nude or topless, and it would forbid the serving of alcoholic beverages, being open after midnight and offering private dances. It also would dictate where these establishments could be located. By Nikki Wentling
Graduate students showcase their research at Statehouse
February 14, 2013
Dozens of college students from Kansas University, Kansas State and Wichita State showcased their work Thursday in the Statehouse as part of the 10th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit. By Scott Rothschild
Brownback stands by $10 million commitment to KU Medical Center
February 14, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday defended his proposal to commit the state to jump-starting construction of a health education building at Kansas University Medical Center, and indicated he wasn’t worried that a Senate subcommittee had cut the funding. By Scott Rothschild.
Garden Calendar: Giving a bouquet will make someone’s day
February 14, 2013
Flowers make people feel better whether they are a gift for a holiday, special occasion, a get well, or sent as a condolence. What kind of flowers you choose also makes a difference in the message they send.
Topeka residents arrested after highway pursuit west from North Lawrence
February 14, 2013
Two Topeka residents were arrested early Thursday morning after leading several law enforcement agencies on a long highway pursuit from North Lawrence to Topeka. Ian Cummings
Journal-World sports section earns APSE Triple Crown; Tom Keegan honored for columns
February 14, 2013
The Journal-World sports section earned a rare Triple Crown — and more — from the Associated Press Sports Editors in their annual contest, the results of which were announced Wednesday.
Douglas County land transfers for the week ending Feb. 4, 2013
February 14, 2013
Land transfers for the week ending Feb. 4, 2013, as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds.
Our Town Sports for Feb. 14
February 14, 2013
A weekly roundup of local happenings, events and opportunities.
Big 12 honors Kansas swimmer Brull
February 14, 2013
Kansas University senior Brooke Brull was voted co-Big 12 Swimmer of the Week.
Seabury girls fall to St. James
February 14, 2013
The short-handed Bishop Seabury girls basketball team fell, 43-38, to St. James Academy on Tuesday night at Seabury.
LHS girls upend T-West
February 14, 2013
Jolona Shield scored 17 points and made three steals, and Kylie Seaman had 15 points and six assists to help Lawrence High claim a 61-45 girls basketball victory over Topeka West on Wednesday night.
City squads gear up for state swimming
February 14, 2013
This afternoon’s state diving prelims at Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka mark the official start of the Class 6A State Swimming Championships. However, Free State High junior Trevor Hillis will be the only city diver competing. By Benton Smith
J-W’s Tom Keegan to participate in mock selection
February 14, 2013
Twenty media members from across the country, including Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan, will spend the next two days in Indianapolis serving on a mock NCAA Tournament selection committee.
Bill Self: Naadir Tharpe solid on ‘D
February 14, 2013
Naadir Tharpe was cited as one of the stars of the game for his defense on Kansas State standout Rodney McGruder. By Gary Bedore
LINK volunteer’s work is a labor of love
February 14, 2013
Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen is celebrating on Valentine’s Day. LINK served its first free community meal on Valentine’s Day 1985. And during the past 28 years, volunteers such as Mary Jones have ensured the food continues to flow.
Editorial: Strong leader
With 15 months to go before her retirement, President Pat Long still is working hard on Baker University’s behalf.
February 14, 2013
A national search soon will be under way to identify and select an individual to move into the Baker University president’s office following the upcoming retirement of current President Pat Long.
Style Scout: Liz Adcock
February 14, 2013
Who do people say you look like? I don’t personally see it, but style-wise, people say I look like Liz Taylor when she was young. Or Flo, the Progressive (Insurance) girl.
Opinion: Christie reflects national duality
February 14, 2013 in print edition on A8
So it turns out Chris Christie is fat. If, somehow, that fact had escaped you before, surely it came slamming home last week after he appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” There was the 50-year-old governor of New Jersey jokingly snacking on a doughnut as the talk-show host — who has taken a jab or two at Christie’s weight — gently asked him about his girth. The bit was in keeping with how Christie usually deals with weight-related humor. He seems to feel the best defense is a good fat joke.
Opinion: Obama must follow speech with action
February 14, 2013 in print edition on A8
“The ice is breaking up” in a frozen, partisan Washington. That’s what one hopeful Democratic senator said on the eve of President Obama’s State of the Union speech, and it would be nice to imagine that it were so. Obama talked Tuesday night with the muscular confidence of a man who feels he has the political wind at his back after his re-election victory.
25 years ago: Poll shows Kansans in favor of admissions requirements, AIDS testing
February 14, 2013
Results of the annual Kansas University legislative issues poll were released this week.
40 years ago: No love for sidewalks? Residents speak out on new plan
February 14, 2013
About 30 opponents to a new sidewalk plan promised a petition drive to fight the proposal.
100 years ago: State health official speaks out on Lawrence water situation
February 14, 2013
“‘The Lawrence water plant has caused the Health Board more concern than any in the state.’”
Tune In Tonight: ‘Zero Hour’ does not add up
February 14, 2013
It’s never good when a show’s title appears to predict its ratings. Anthony Edwards (“ER”) stars in the head-scratcher “Zero Hour” (7 p.m., ABC). He’s Hank Galliston, a Brooklyn debunker and editor of Modern Skeptic, a monthly magazine dedicated to combating dumb myths and legends lapped up by a gullible public.
Style Scout: Tristan Penn
February 14, 2013
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? I would like to see more winking.
How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 13 NBA games
February 14, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games.
Horoscopes for Feb. 14
February 14, 2013
For Thursday, Feb. 14: This year your words carry a lot of weight. You don’t need to fight for an audience; others make it their pleasure to listen to your ideas. If you are single, you don’t need to go far — your magnetic personality attracts many potential suitors. If you are attached, your interactions are full of intensity and understanding.