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KU women concerned about effort as Texas Tech awaits
February 23, 2013
Kansas University coach Bonnie Henrickson says there’s a lot of preparation that will go into the KU women’s basketball team’s noon game today against Texas Tech. None of it will matter, though, if the Jayhawks don’t play with more enthusiasm than they did in a 93-83 road loss to Texas on Wednesday. By Jesse Newell
How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 23 NBA games
February 23, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
Lions’ Andrew Denning wins big at state wrestling
February 23, 2013
Andrew Denning pinned Gardner-Edgerton’s Emilio Fowler with 35 seconds left in the third period of the 182-pound Class 6A state title match Saturday at Hartman Arena to finish a perfect 4-0 and end his prep career as a champion. By Benton Smith
Around and About for Feb. 23, 2013
February 23, 2013
A celebration of Clarence Anderson’s 95th birthday will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Clinton Presbyterian Church in Clinton. Anyone who cannot attend may send cards to Clarence at 1192 East 612 Road, Lawrence, KS 66047.
Faith Forum: How does your congregation observe Lent?
February 23, 2013
The Rev. Tom Brady answers.
Local government employees racked up more than $3 million in overtime in 2012
February 23, 2013
Local government employees clocked more than $3 million in overtime wages last year, including one Lawrence police detective who made $40,000 above his regular salary, according to records from Douglas County, the City of Lawrence and the Lawrence Public School District. And city overtime wages saw a big bump in 2012. By Shaun Hittle
Pipefitter healing from accident that doctor couldn’t believe he survived
February 23, 2013
Dennis Wingert is recovering from multiple broken bones after a piece of industrial air conditioning weighing more than 7,700 pounds fell on top of him. Dennis is lucky to be alive and his optimism and positive outlook are helping him to recover. By Meagan Thomas
TCU coach Trent Johnson: Visiting Allen Fieldhouse ‘eye-opening’ experience for players
February 23, 2013
TCU men’s basketball coach Trent Johnson said he was leaving Lawrence with a few positives following his team’s 74-48 loss to Kansas on Saturday afternoon. By Jesse Newell
Notebook: Former KU coach Ted Owens says reunion ‘one of those great moments’; Johnson recovering from illness
February 23, 2013
Former Kansas University basketball coach Ted Owens, who is 83 years old, on occasion shoots his age in golf. By Gary Bedore
Keeping up the tradition: Jayhawks impress alums, rout TCU, 74-48
February 23, 2013
The Kansas men’s basketball team made sure a good time was had by former Jayhawks of all ages and time periods by dominating TCU in a 74-48 victory on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore• Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio
Opinion: KU goes from purgatory to payback against TCU
February 23, 2013
The Kansas men’s basketball team’s starters outscored TCU’s starting five, 34-0, in the first half. And that wasn’t even close to being the strangest half of basketball the teams played against each other this season, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio
U.S. Postal Service to deliver on Sunday because of snow
February 23, 2013
Snow has not totally stopped the U.S. mail, but it is forcing carriers into an unorthodox situation. Stuck between a backlog of mail caused by Thursday’s storm and an expected 10 to 12 inches of snow on Monday, the U.S. Postal Service will be making deliveries on Sunday in the Kansas City area, including in Lawrence and Leavenworth. The press release stated that Sunday was the best day for carriers to take advantage of clear streets. Staff Reports
Ralliers protest policies of Brownback, conservative Republicans in the Legislature
February 23, 2013
Approximately 200 people rallied Saturday outside the Statehouse, protesting the policies of Gov. Sam Brownback and conservative Republicans. By Scott Rothschild
LHS boys, FSHS girls to host sub-state openers
February 23, 2013
The Class 6A sub-state basketball brackets were unveiled Saturday and both the Lawrence High boys and Free State girls earned first-round home games.
Snow more: Winter storm warning issued for Monday, Tuesday
01:21 p.m., February 23, 2013 Updated 12:32 p.m.
As Lawrence digs out from Thursday’s snowfall, another big storm could be on the way Monday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Monday at 6 a.m. until Tuesday at noon, and is predicting 10 to 12 inches of snow for the Lawrence area. Staff Reports
Opinion: Final floor worth it for memories, charity
12:53 a.m., February 23, 2013 Updated 12:26 p.m.
Kansas University’s 2012 NCAA runner-up team was one of Bill Self’s most memorable in years, and one Lawrence business owner believes he can turn that fresh memory into big bucks for charity. Column by Tom Keegan
In rematch vs. TCU, Jayhawks bring back bit of history for milestone
February 23, 2013
The Kansas University men’s basketball team will wear 1988 throwback jerseys today against TCU as part of a 115 Years of KU Basketball celebration that will also honor the KU title team’s 25-year anniversary. By Gary Bedore
FSHS girls roll, 61-37, after LHS goes cold
February 23, 2013
The Free State girls basketball team stepped up its defense against Lawrence High in the second half and cruised to a 61-37 city showdown victory on Friday at FSHS. By Jesse Newell
Free State boys freeze out Lawrence early to win, 44-38
February 23, 2013
Khadre Lane and the Free State boys basketball team froze out Lawrence High early and held off the Lions late to win the city basketball showdown, 44-38, on Friday at FSHS. By Benton Smith
How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 22 NBA games
February 23, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
LHS wrestlers 10th after Round 1
February 23, 2013
Lawrence High sat in 10th place at the Class 6A state wrestling tournament at Hartman Arena in Wichita. Due to inclement weather, the tournament start time was delayed until 4 p.m. on Friday, pushing the semifinals to today.
KU golfer Gilbert opens with 71
February 23, 2013
Kansas University senior Chris Gilbert fired three birdies on the back nine, including two on par-3s, to finish the opening round of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate as the only Jayhawk under par at the Classic Club on Friday.
Kansas softball claims two wins
February 23, 2013
Facing a four-run deficit and down to its final out, Kansas University’s softball team rallied past Auburn, 11-10, for its second victory Friday in the Islanders Classic.
KU duo head to NFL Combine
February 23, 2013
For the third time in the past four years, the Kansas University football team will be represented at the NFL Combine, which starts today in Indianapolis. By Matt Tait
Simons’ Saturday Column: Clinic’s high standards provide example for others
February 23, 2013
“We can no longer take for granted that what makes Mayo so special will continue,” said Dr. Michael Brennan, director of Mayo Clinic’s program in professionalism and ethics. He is a consultant in the division of endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism and nutrition at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a professor of medicine. “Rather,” he adds, “we must take deliberate, meaningful steps to make sure the values of professionalism are internalized by all who work here.” Think how great it would be if this were the prevailing philosophy or motto of most private businesses, even our government.
25 years ago: Second candidate announces for county sheriff
February 23, 2013
Rex Johnson had announced earlier this month that he would step down in December.
40 years ago: Eudora city sign gets population update
February 23, 2013
The sign now showed the city’s population as 2,393.
100 years ago: Abandoned child available for adoption
February 23, 2013
“Lillie Moore is a bright little girl two years old.”
Letter: Relevant themes
February 23, 2013
“West Side Story,” the musical masterpiece of 1957, triumphed at the Lied Center this week, reminding me how wonderful it is that a modern interpretation of the original Bernstein and Sondheim score can still have such resonance and profundity today. Although developed around a romance, the anti-violence message of the musical is clear; themes acknowledging diversity such as “Somewhere, there’s a place for us…” brought the score once again to social relevance.
Letter: Standout citizen
February 23, 2013
To the standout citizen who drove the white Dodge truck and pulled numerous stuck drivers off of west Sixth Street, all I can say once again is THANK YOU! It took me an hour and a half to drive five miles through the city on my way home from work. The city of Lawrence knew well in advance that the snowstorm was coming yet still failed to keep Sixth Street (a highway) cleared of snow by mid-morning Thursday. You, sir, did a fine job.
Opinion: Instant amnesty is bad immigration policy
February 23, 2013 in print edition on A9
The president suggested he would hold off introducing his own immigration bill as long as bipartisan Senate negotiations were proceeding apace — until his own immigration bill mysteriously leaked precisely as bipartisan Senate negotiations were proceeding apace.
KU baseball tops SIU-Edwardsville
February 23, 2013
Frank Duncan pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Kansas University collected a season-high 14 hits as the Jayhawks defeated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, 8-0, on Friday.
Letter: Different villages
February 23, 2013
It is exciting to see the interest in attracting and retaining retirees/seniors to Lawrence. This is a diverse community requiring multiple ways to meet the needs of folks currently living in Lawrence and wanting to remain here, as well as attracting new residents. Eastside Village Lawrence and Campus Village are two models designed to do just that. This letter gives a brief description of Eastside Village and its goals. It is hoped that Dennis Domer, who has been so supportive of our efforts, will be able to give more information about the Campus Village, the proposed intergenerational development that recently received some city funding, so Journal-World readers have a clear picture of each model.
Tune In Tonight: Riverses run dry
February 23, 2013
“Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” (8 p.m. Saturday, WE) enters its third season with Melissa mulling the possible end to her relationship with a wealthy pornographer and Joan beginning a budding friendship with an unattached lesbian. For all of its obvious “outrageousness,” this show breaks little new ground in the fading-celebrity reality genre. There’s about 10 minutes of “drama” in this hourlong ordeal.
Royals tie Rangers in spring opener
February 23, 2013
Will Smith, one of several candidates for the fifth slot in Kansas City’s rotation, outpitched two Texas starters already assured spots as the Royals and Rangers tied 5-all in nine innings Friday in their spring training opener.
Horoscopes for Feb. 23
February 23, 2013
For Saturday, Feb. 23: This year others are drawn to you like a bear is to honey. Many doors open up as a result. If you are single, it might be difficult to get a relationship off the ground. If you are attached, the two of you will need to work on your communication, as misunderstandings tend to occur too easily.