Archive for Monday, February 18, 2013

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12:02 a.m.
KU Marching Band baton twirler Shannon Livengood, performs before Kansas' football game against TCU Sept. 15, 2012, at Memorial Stadium. Livengood won this year's national collegiate championship. KU baton twirler wins national college championship
February 17, 2013
Shannon Livengood, a Kansas University sophomore and the baton twirler for the KU marching band, won a national collegiate twirling championship earlier this month. But the highlight of the experience for Livengood, who choreographs her own routines and practices for hours alone, may have been the rare chance to talk to others who do what she does. By Matt Erickson
6:00 a.m.
"La Pia de' Tolomei," by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) Popular painting on loan for landmark exhibit at National Gallery of Art
February 18, 2013
Visitors to the Spencer Museum of Art may notice one of its leading ladies is missing. Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s “La Pia de’ Tolomei” — one of the Spencer’s most famous and popular paintings — is on loan to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., which is featuring it in a landmark exhibit. By Sara Shepherd
4:04 p.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo.Nicholas Porter, a KU freshman from Overland Park, launches a kite in a brisk wind Monday Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. According to the National Weather Service, between six and eight inches of snow, along with sleet, will hit the area beginning Wednesday night and extending into Thursday evening. Snow and ice headed this way later this week; winter storm watch issued
1:56 p.m., February 18, 2013 Updated 5:30 p.m.
Think it’s been an easy winter? Don’t be so sure—it’s not over yet. The National Weather Service is forecasting between six and eight inches of snow, along with sleet, to hit the area beginning Wednesday night and extending into Thursday evening.By Shaun Hittle
7:29 p.m.
The Kansas Statehouse is seen in downtown Topeka, Kan. Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Legislator backs off bill aimed at keeping health departments from seeking accreditation
February 18, 2013
Local health department officials from across the state on Monday packed a hearing to oppose a bill introduced by a freshman senator that would have put the brakes on public health accreditation efforts. By Scott Rothschild.

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