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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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Seabury’s Hoag signs with Cowley College
February 18, 2013
Bishop Seabury Academy senior Courtney Hoag signed a national letter of intent Monday with Cowley College volleyball.
KU baseball upended by Nevada
February 18, 2013
Nevada pinch hitter Brad Gerig’s two-strike double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning plated the winning runs as the Wolf Pack rallied from three separate deficits in a wild 9-8 baseball victory over Kansas University on Monday at Hohokam Park.
Kylie Seaman gets down, dirty for Lawrence
February 18, 2013
When a scrum for a loose ball breaks out during a Lawrence High girls basketball game, odds are once the whistle blows and bodies are removed from the pile, Lions senior Kylie Seaman will be at the bottom, having just spent the last few seconds trying to wrestle the ball away from an opponent. By Benton Smith
‘Smiley’ Kennedy Kirkpatrick does it all for FSHS
February 18, 2013
A pivotal member of Free State High’s girls basketball program since she arrived on the scene as a freshman, senior combo guard Kennedy Kirkpatrick has built quite a reputation. By Benton Smith
KU’s Bill Self won’t revisit flippin’ OSU loss
February 18, 2013
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self didn’t take the bait Saturday when asked by a media member if, in coming days, he’d show his players tape of Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart performing a backflip during a celebration after the Cowboys’ 85-80 victory over the Jayhawks on Feb. 2 in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Danny’s new digs: Manning brings ‘new brand of hoops’ to Tulsa
February 18, 2013
When Danny Manning agreed to become the head basketball coach at the University of Tulsa, he knew he was adding his name to an elite list of coaches. What he didn’t know was that TU’s past success would be so in his face. By Matt Tait
Two-vehicle accident slowing eastbound traffic on Kansas Turnpike
February 18, 2013
A two-vehicle accident blocked the left eastbound lane of the Kansas Turnpike about three miles east of the North Lawrence Interchange just after 5 p.m. Monday, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
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.
KU holding forums for campus, city on new master plan
February 18, 2013
Kansas University is inviting Lawrence residents and KU students, staff and faculty to two forums this week concerning its new master plan.
KU moves up to No. 9 in both polls
February 18, 2013
The Kansas men’s basketball team moved up to No. 9 in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls released Monday.
How Keegan voted: Feb. 18 Associated Press poll
February 18, 2013
The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan’s ballot for the Associated Press men’s basketball poll on Feb. 18, 2013.
Snow and ice headed this way later this week; winter storm watch issued
01:56 p.m., February 18, 2013 Updated 05:30 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
KU Medical Center under the budget knife; committee removes $10 million for health education building
February 18, 2013
A Senate committee Monday cut $10 million that was proposed in the Kansas University budget to help start construction of a new $75 million health education building at the KU Medical Center. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of burglary
February 18, 2013
A 25-year-old Lawrence man was arrested just before midnight Sunday on suspicion of aggravated burglary and criminal damage to property in the 1300 block of Vermont Street. Ian Cummings
Kansas center Jeff Withey shares Big 12 player of the week honors
February 18, 2013
Kansas center Jeff Withey earned Big 12 player of the week honors, the conference announced Monday. Withey shares this week’s honor with Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez.
Kansas softball flogs Bryant, 10-2
February 18, 2013
Fourth-year junior Alex Jones tied her career high with eight strikeouts, and Mariah Montgomery drove in two runs as Kansas University softball concluded the Tiger Invitational with a 10-2, five-inning rout of Bryant on Sunday.
KU baseball downs Nevada, 6-3
February 18, 2013
Sophomore Michael Suiter went 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, hustling home from second base on an infield hit as Kansas University baseball rallied from an early deficit to down Nevada, 6-3, Sunday at Hohokam Park.
Jayhawks’ Potee 18th at FSU golf tourney
February 18, 2013
Kansas University junior Meghan Potee shot a 2-over-par 74 and finished tied for 18th individually with a three-round score of 225 to lead KU at the inaugural Florida State Match-Up women’s golf tournament Sunday at SouthWood Golf Club.
Jayhawks ‘Shake’ funk
Bill Self says dance video bonding experience for team
February 18, 2013
Kevin Young gladly discussed his role in production of KU’s “Harlem Shake” video, which was filmed in KU’s locker room Friday, and since being posted on YouTube has had more than 450,000 views. By Gary Bedore
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
Capitol Report: Minimum wage, precious metals, and ending balance
February 18, 2013
State minimum wage, precious metal investments, and the ending balance. By Scott Rothschild
Bills seek to overhaul high school competition
February 18, 2013
For years, parents who have been critical of the Kansas State High School Activities Association have pushed for legislation that would give them more control over its governing board. This year, they’re stepping up the campaign and feel confident about their chances of winning. By Peter Hancock
25 years ago: Governor praises Cottonwood work program
February 18, 2013
“When this model is duplicated across Kansas, our state in fact will be a better place,” Gov. Hayden remarked.
Letter: City costs
February 18, 2013
I must be missing something. During a Feb. 12 study session, the City Commission discussed a plan to increase residential water and sewer bills by more than $500 over the next five years to fund infrastructure upgrades. During their regular meeting that evening, commissioners also told staff to ignore the lowest bids and negotiate a recycle contract with a company that is not currently in the recycling industry. They don’t even have a recycling plant.
Letter: Fitting photo
February 18, 2013
My pet peeve concerns nothing more portentous than the file photo of Gov. Sam Brownback that runs alongside columns announcing his latest policies.
Letter: No update
February 18, 2013
A recent cartoon in the Journal World likened the Roman Catholic Church’s moral stance on sexual ethics to the Dark Ages. The cartoonist asserted that their sexual morality should be “updated.” Why?
Editorial: Prayer, politics
It’s hard not to be offended by the depiction of Lawrence as a “dark spiritual area” of Kansas.
February 18, 2013
Lawrence residents may be a little offended to learn they were included in a recent call for prayers for the “dark spiritual areas” of Kansas from a group called the Capitol Commission. We certainly welcome anyone’s prayers of support for our community — we may even offer a few of our own — but it’s unfortunate when spiritual leaders choose to use prayer to make a political point.
40 years ago: Thousands in property stolen from Baldwin home
February 18, 2013
A door lock had been broken to gain entrance.
100 years ago: Surveyors laying plans for interurban line
February 18, 2013
“They are planning to build a railroad from Kansas City to Topeka via Lawrence.”
Legislators face dilemma: tax increases or budget cuts
February 18, 2013
Because of income tax cuts they approved last year, the state treasury is projected to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in a relatively short period of time. So this year, Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing “pay fors” to balance the state budget. But these “pay fors” are proving unpopular among Brownback’s Republican colleagues because they are tax increases. By Scott Rothschild
Double Take: Online beau may not be as he appears
February 18, 2013
I’ve been dating a guy for two years. Now I’ve met someone through an online game, and I think we’re in love. I want to go and meet him in person, but my friends say that I’m dumb to break up with someone I know for someone I don’t know.
The Fashion Column: Spring closet cleaning
February 18, 2013
Trying to throw together an outfit in the morning can be quite the challenge, especially if your clothes, shoes and accessories are jumbled together in a mess you call your closet.
The write stuff: Workshops help first-graders get started on storytelling
February 18, 2013
For more than a decade, a first-grade language arts teacher at St. John Catholic School has led weekly writing workshops for all the school’s first-graders. While spelling and punctuation are important, she says, children don’t need to wait to master those skills before they start writing.
Daytripper: Hanging with Huck Finn in Hannibal, Mo.
February 18, 2013
In Hannibal, Mo., you’ll find the spirit of Mark Twain, who penned the classics “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” is very much alive.
Go-Getter: Try cooking classes
February 18, 2013
There’s no time like the present to learn how to cook like a professional, and luckily, Lawrence offers a few learning opportunities to help.
Opinion: Soccer gangs become political force
February 18, 2013 in print edition on A6
If you’re trying to understand the rampaging soccer fans who have become a political force in the new Egypt, you might consult Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel, “A Clockwork Orange.”
Fix-It Chick: Repair a bathtub trip lever
February 18, 2013
If the trip lever on your bathtub has stopped working or if water slowly leaks down the drain when the tub is full, repairing or replacing the linkage and plunger behind the trip lever may solve the problem.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Adventure Time’ sweet and strange
February 18, 2013
Aggressively bizarre, yet undeniably sweet, “Adventure Time” (6:30 p.m., Cartoon Network) mixes the kind of hallucinogenic shape-shifting found in “stoner” cartoons with an innocent “My Little Pony” sensibility. It also features strange self-contained fairy tales, or in the case of tonight’s “Adventure,” stories within stories, retold and re-edited by their narrator as they continue.
Horoscopes for Feb. 18
February 18, 2013
For Monday, Feb. 18: This year you have a unique opportunity to expand your horizons. Your creativity soars, and Lady Luck seems to be riding on your shoulder. If you are single, you could meet someone very special and significant to your life history. If you are attached, the two of you start acting like new lovers.