Archive for Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Big 12 Track delayed
February 21, 2013
Due to severe winter weather, Big 12 officials have decided to push back the start of the league Indoor track and field meet from Friday to Saturday.
KU tennis off
February 21, 2013
Due to inclement weather, the Kansas University’s women’s tennis team’s Saturday home match against Kentucky has been canceled.
Angel Goodrich named Lieberman finalist
February 21, 2013
Kansas University senior Angel Goodrich on Thursday was named one of seven finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award Thursday, honoring the nation’s top-collegiate point guard in women’s NCAA Div. I basketball.
Seabury-Eudora called due to snow
February 21, 2013
With snow wiping out the scheduled regular-season finales for Bishop Seabury Academy’s basketball teams Thursday — the games against Eudora won’t be rescheduled — the Seahawks can turn their attention to the postseason.
KU softball shut out, 1-0
February 21, 2013
Kansas University sophomore Alicia Pille allowed just one run and struck out six over six innings, but the Jayhawks managed just four hits in a 1-0 shutout loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday.
City Showdown basketball games will be played as scheduled
11:11 p.m., February 21, 2013 Updated 10:47 a.m.
Tonight’s City Showdown basketball games won’t have to be rescheduled.
Super subs crucial for FSHS boys
February 21, 2013
When Free State boys coach Chuck Law sends in his subs, he does so with confidence, often anticipating a Firebirds run courtesy of one or two — or all five — of the non-starters. By Benton Smith
City wrestlers wait at state
February 21, 2013
After scrambling to beat Thursday’s snow onslaught and get down to Wichita a day early, on Wednesday, wrestlers from Lawrence High and Free State will have to wait a little longer to hit the mats and compete today at the Class 6A state tournament. By Benton Smith
How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 21 NBA games
February 21, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA games.
Morris twins reunited in Phoenix
February 21, 2013
The Phoenix Suns again have a set of twins on their roster after making a trade to bring Marcus Morris from the Houston Rockets.
115 Years of Kansas Basketball Reunion list
February 21, 2013
Here’s a list of former KU basketball players, coaches, managers, trainers, broadcasters, administrators signed up for this weekend’s 115 Years of Basketball Reunion:
Timeless miracles: Danny Manning-led 1988 title team approaching 25th anniversary
February 21, 2013
Twenty-five years after the fact — heading into this weekend’s 115 Years of KU Basketball reunion — the mere mention of “Danny and the Miracles” brings to mind a overcame the odds to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship. By Gary Bedore
St. Patrick’s Day fundraising events on tap
February 21, 2013
Lawrence will be getting a bit more Irish in the coming month. The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will put on a number of events to raise money for local organizations — Lawrence Arts Center, The Ballard Center and the County Fair Swim Club — before having its 26th annual parade Sunday, March 17.
Fire crews extinguish two car fires Thursday afternoon
February 21, 2013
Fire crews extinguished two car fires Thursday afternoon, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical shift supervisors.
HR director wants to ‘give back,’ review city’s longterm plans
February 21, 2013
It would be easy enough to think that Scott Criqui started campaigning for the Lawrence City Commission nearly a year ago — many months before other candidates — because he wanted extra time to get to know the community. By Chad Lawhorn
KU, Lawrence among schools closed on Friday; other activities canceled
02:00 p.m., February 21, 2013 Updated 05:26 p.m.
School districts are calling off classes on Friday because of Thursday’s snow storm.
New police vehicles passing first test in snowstorm conditions
February 21, 2013
The Lawrence Police Department’s new Ford Interceptors did well in their first snowstorm, police said Thursday.
Snow safety tips: Take breaks and know your limits
February 21, 2013
The snow piling up outside your door may be screaming to be shoveled, or perhaps played in, but be careful before you bundle up and step outside, cardiologist Michael Zabel says. By Matt Erickson
Best of the web: Snowstorm edition
February 21, 2013
There’s a heap of snow outside. To give you something to read, while you think about digging out, here are some Web resources about the storm and related items. By Alma Bahman
Suspect in Wednesday bank robbery arrested
February 21, 2013
A 55-year-old Lawrence man has been arrested as a suspect in Wednesday afternoon’s bank robbery at Midwest Regional Credit Union, 1015 W. Sixth St. Ian Cummings
Gun bill sponsor rebuffs legal concerns
February 21, 2013
The chief sponsor of a bill that supporters say will protect Kansas gun owners from federal restrictions has accused the state attorney general’s office of trying to gut the legislation. By Scott Rothschild.
More snow on the way tonight; Lawrence schools, KU, others closed Friday
08:53 a.m., February 21, 2013 Updated 06:13 p.m.
Don’t put away those snow shovels just yet. With Lawrence still digging out from this morning’s snowfall, there’s a bit more snow on the way tonight, plus freezing drizzle and icy temperatures. Lawrence schools, KU and others have already announced that they’ll be closed Friday. By Shaun Hittle and Chad Lawhorn Related Stories: • Fire crews extinguish two car fires Thursday afternoon • School districts calling off school on Friday • Best of the web: Snowstorm edition • National Weather Service radar
Our Town Sports for Feb. 21
February 21, 2013
A weekly roundup of local happenings, events and opportunities.
Eudora announces new football coach
February 21, 2013
Eudora High School’s athletics department announced Thursday the hiring of new football coach Kevin Kopecky.
LHS’ Riley signs soccer letter of intent
February 21, 2013
Lawrence High senior Justin Riley signed a national letter of intent Wednesday afternoon, extending his soccer career to the collegiate level.
Kansas’ Hull CLASS award candidate
February 21, 2013
Maggie Hull, a Kansas University softball senior team captain, was named one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award in collegiate softball, the committee announced Wednesday.
KU baseball tweaks schedule
February 21, 2013
Due to the threat of a winter storm, Kansas University has canceled its baseball series with Northwestern, which was scheduled for Friday-Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark, and instead will play three games against three opponents in Arkansas.
FSHS boys bowlers take third at regional, advance to state
February 21, 2013
Senior Chase Taylor medaled with a fifth-place finish, and the Free State High boys bowling team advanced to the Class 6A state competition by placing third on Wednesday at Little Apple Lanes.
Notebook: Bill Self fired up during big win; Rio Adams ‘frustrated’
February 21, 2013
Bill Self, who gave out a batch of handshakes and hugs and executed a fist pump or two after Kansas University’s double-overtime victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday, admits he was more animated than usual on a snowy night at his alma mater. By Gary Bedore
OSU: ‘We can’t sulk’
Cowboys must ‘move on,’ prepare for WVU
February 21, 2013
Spare Oklahoma State basketball coach Travis Ford any talk about this being a down year in the Big 12. This might not be the time to share the opinion the Big 12 schedule is easier this year than most. By Tom Keegan
Opinion: Seniors Travis Releford, Jeff Withey huge for Kansas
February 21, 2013
The superstars ordained as NBA players before they step foot on a college campus dominate headlines and mock drafts, but there still is a place for seniors in college basketball. And that place late Wednesday night was Gallagher-Iba Arena. By Tom Keegan• Box score
Mr. Big Shot: Naadir Tharpe’s field goal puts KU on top
February 21, 2013
Bill Self raced over to the man of the hour, the hero of the game, Naadir Tharpe, and wrapped his arms around the 5-foot-11 point guard, giving him a heck of a hug after Kansas University’s 68-67 double-overtime victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday in Gallagher-Iba Arena. By Gary Bedore• Box score
Style Scout: Amanda Albrecht
February 21, 2013
Fashion trends you hate: It’s hard to say I hate a trend because I really couldn’t care less about what other people are wearing. Fashion on some level is an opportunity to inform people of who you are.
Style Scout: John Dennis
February 21, 2013
Fashion influences: I’m influenced by what I see on the street or at work.
25 years ago: National Guard crowds Lawrence area during military exercise
February 21, 2013
Soldiers were participating in a battlefield communications exercise called Tornado ‘88.
40 years ago: Twenty rifles stolen from south Lawrence home
February 21, 2013
The entire house had been searched and ransacked.
100 years ago: Hopes of early spring dashed by February snowstorm
February 21, 2013
“And thus was Lawrence precipitated from the pleasures of spring into the midst of a blowing, snowing winter.”
Editorial: Botched effort
Poor handling by both public and private entities have cast a pall on the Rock Chalk Park project.
February 21, 2013
The ongoing debate about the proposed Rock Chalk Park project, along with the city recreation center, has not presented a picture of a well-organized, well-structured and well-explained multimillion-dollar project.
Letter: Creativity is key
February 21, 2013
In today’s schools, we learn methods of memorization essential for succeeding on tests, The next week, month or even year after the test, the neuron connections in our brains begin to fade without focus or use. Every day, the Internet and smartphones are becoming a major reference for our weak neuron connections (aka memory). In just a matter of decades, computers will be installed in our glasses or even contact lenses, eliminating the need for memorization.
Letter: Carbon tax
February 21, 2013
President Obama recently challenged our nation to combat climate change. Lacking a “market-based solution” from Congress, he promised to take action on his own. Republican lawmakers who find the prospect of further government regulations on power plants unacceptable should consider backing a revenue-neutral tax on carbon.
How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 20 NBA games
February 21, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games.
Opinion: Does solitary qualify as torture?
February 21, 2013 in print edition on A8
“Zero Dark Thirty,” a nominee for Sunday’s Oscar as Best Picture, reignited debate about whether the waterboarding of terrorism suspects was torture. This practice, which ended in 2003, was used on only three suspects. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of American prison inmates are kept in protracted solitary confinement that arguably constitutes torture and probably violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition of “cruel and unusual punishments.”
Tune In Tonight: Shaquille mixes basketball and comedy
February 21, 2013
“Upload With Shaquille O’Neal” (9:30 p.m., Tru TV) becomes the latest series to showcase video clips from the Internet. Along the way, it shows that the former NBA star is about as good at being funny as a comedian might be at playing basketball.
Horoscopes for Feb. 21
February 21, 2013
For Thursday, Feb. 21: This year, dare to dream. That step will be important in turning a fantasy into a reality. If you are single, summer 2013 could bring a very special suitor. If you are attached, you will be unusually content with each other.