Archive for Sunday, February 24, 2013

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KU tennis wins
February 24, 2013
Kansas University dropped the doubles point, but rallied to win five of six singles matches to defeat Drake, 5-2, in collegiate tennis on Sunday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Gautier 16th; KU men’s golf 12th
February 24, 2013
Stan Gautier led Kansas University with a 1-over 73 in the final round and finished tied for 16th, the highest finish of his KU career, as the Jayhawks concluded play Sunday at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate at the Classic Club.
Kansas softball falls to Lobos
February 24, 2013
A two-out double in the top of the seventh doomed Kansas University to a 2-1 softball loss to New Mexico on Sunday at the Islanders Classic.
How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 24 NBA games
February 24, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Kansas women snare 1st title in track
February 24, 2013
Kansas University claimed three more individual titles, and the KU women’s track-and-field team won its first Big 12 title on Sunday at the Big 12 Indoor.
Can ‘magical’ McLemore trump Hilton Magic?
February 24, 2013
No Kansas University basketball player, coach or fan ever tires of watching the replay of Ben McLemore’s straight-on, last-second 22-foot shot that banked off the backboard that forced overtime against upset-minded Iowa State on Jan. 9 in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
How automatic budget cuts could affect Kansas
February 24, 2013
The White House compiled numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office reflecting the impact of the sequestration this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March through September.
The sequel: Freezing rain, snow expected to hit Lawrence Monday
February 24, 2013
State and local officials are gearing up to cope with another eight to 11 inches of snow that’s predicted to hit the area over the next couple of days. Most of the snow is expected to come overnight Monday into Tuesday, but it will begin with freezing rain early Monday morning. By Meagan Thomas
John Brown’s role in early local history topic of final ‘Bleeding Kansas’ lecture
February 24, 2013
For the last of five talks as part of the 17th annual Bleeding Kansas Lectures Series, author and historian Robert C. Jones discussed a whole host of well-known of characters pivotal to the Kansas role in the Civil War and the nation’s slavery fight. By Shaun Hittle
Revenue Secretary Jordan says Brownback cares about the poor
February 24, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback’s policies have frequently been criticized for hurting low-income Kansans. But on Sunday, Kansas Department of Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan sought to defend his boss, saying that Brownback is compassionate to the poor and that the governor gives money to homeless people on Massachusetts Street. By Scott Rothschild
More than 1,000 cast advance ballots for primary election to beat storm
February 24, 2013
The Douglas County courthouse will be open both Monday and Tuesday, but some offices may close early. Tuesday’s primary election will go forward. By Peter Hancock.
KU women’s rally stopped short as Texas Tech prevails, 72-70
02:23 p.m., February 24, 2013 Updated 04:59 p.m.
Christine Hyde put in a game-winning turn-around shot in the lane with 3.5 seconds left, and Kansas guard Angel Goodrich missed a desperation three at the buzzer as Tech held on for a 72-70 victory over the KU women’s basketball team on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
No injuries at Sunday morning house fire; Damages estimated at $70K
09:18 a.m., February 24, 2013 Updated 12:51 p.m.
Fire crews responded to a house fire at 1132 New York St. shortly before 8:45 a.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported, but portions of the home sustained heavy damage. By Shaun Hittle
Opinion: Cruel lesson likely first of many
February 24, 2013 in print edition on A9
“The first kick I took was when I hit the ground.” Bruce Springsteen, “Born in the U.S.A.” So now, Jonah has received a lesson in How Things Are. He is 19 months old. Sitting on his mother’s lap on a recent Delta Airlines flight on approach to Atlanta, he was doing what babies tend to do on airplanes, particularly airplanes that are changing altitude. He was crying his little head off.
Google Fiber attracting startups, creating nationwide buzz
February 24, 2013
If you want to know why Google Fiber is such a big deal, talk to Matthew Marcus. In addition to housing the social media calendar company he and CEO Adam Arrendondo run, the home was the site of the first public installation of the new 1-gigabit Google Fiber service in the world’s first “fiberhood.” By Rob Roberts
Baldwin wrestler Shoemaker wins state again
February 24, 2013
Baldwin High senior 138-pounder Bryce Shoemaker won his second career state title on Saturday at the Class 4A wrestling championship.
KU golfer Gautier in 13th at tourney
February 24, 2013
Kansas University sophomore golfer Stan Gautier worked his way into a tie for the lead after his first nine holes on Saturday at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate. The back nine wasn’t as kind.
KU track athletes earn Big 12 titles; women in first place
February 24, 2013
Four Kansas University track-and-field athletes earned individual titles on the first day of the Big 12 Indoor Championships on Saturday.
Veritas boys win to finish season
February 24, 2013
Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team capped its season with a big win on Saturday, 54-20 over Manhattan’s Flint Hills Christian.
KU softball cruises past winless Southern, 14-0
February 24, 2013
Kansas University scored 14 runs on 14 hits and held winless Southern to just one hit in five run-ruled innings on Saturday at the Islanders Softball Classic.
Kansas baseball splits two games
February 24, 2013
Senior Alex DeLeon was perfect at the plate as Kansas University’s baseball team rushed to an early lead and held on to beat Jackson State, 10-6 on Saturday.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: 14 years of a clinic and caring
February 24, 2013
In the beginning, surely Nikki White had to think the biggest challenge with her new job as executive director of Lawrence’s Health Care Access would be how to not gain 20 pounds in the process. “My office was in the kitchen, right next to the refrigerator,” White remembers of that first office 14 years ago in a cramped East Lawrence building. By Chad Lawhorn
Douglas County officials keeping close eye on property tax legislation
February 24, 2013
A bill pending in the Kansas Legislature could remove a large amount of commercial and industrial property from the tax rolls. But Douglas County officials say they can’t tell yet how big of an impact it would have locally. By Peter Hancock.
Gore, guns and paperwork: What we learned in the Citizens’ Police Academy
12:00 a.m., February 24, 2013 Updated 12:10 a.m.
Two Journal-World reporters spent the past two months participating in the Lawrence Police Department’s Citizens’ Academy and getting a glimpse into the work done by Lawrence’s law enforcement officers. Here are some highlights from the course.
40 years ago: Downtown project to be checked for winter damage
February 24, 2013
About six weeks’ worth of work remained on the project.
Wood lifts Royals, 4-2
February 24, 2013
Brandon Wood hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Kansas City Royals a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
Tune In Tonight: MacFarlane takes turn at Oscars
February 24, 2013
It’s official. Seth MacFarlane is now big enough to compete against himself. Fans have a choice between watching him host the Oscars (7:30 p.m. Sunday, ABC) or watching repeats of his creations “The Cleveland Show,” ‘‘Family Guy” and “American Dad” on Fox. It’s a little like when the Emmys ask fans of “Homeland” to choose between watching the show, or watching it win awards. The major difference being that “Homeland” is actually worth watching.
Editorial: Master plan
The key to Kansas University’s future success likely will lie more in its technological advances than in additions to its physical plant.
February 24, 2013
Ten years isn’t all that long in the life of a university, but, with the current rapid rate of change in higher education, it only makes sense for Kansas University to take some time to evaluate where it should be headed in the next decade.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
February 24, 2013
Road work planned in the area for the week of Feb. 24
World renowned religion and ecology scholar visits Lawrence for documentary screening, talks
February 24, 2013
The producer of “Journey of the Universe” — a documentary exploring the human connection to Earth and the cosmos — will be in Lawrence for a screening and series of talks.
Not your average junkyard dogs: Jazz jam band keeps dance scene spry
Group celebrates induction into Kansas Music Hall of Fame
February 24, 2013
For more than 30 years, the Junkyard Jazz band has shared its more-the-merrier style of play with the Lawrence community, most notably as the main entertainment Thursday nights at the American Legion. This year the band’s artistry and longstanding popularity are being recognized in a big way, with a spot in the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. By Sara Shepherd.
Former KU art teacher, student team up for major installation at Spencer Museum
February 24, 2013
Ann Hamilton, a Kansas University textile design grad, and Cynthia Schira, her former teacher here, became internationally recognized successes in the art world. In a homecoming of sorts, the two artists are teaming up and returning to KU to create an exhibit for the Spencer Museum of Art. By Sara Shepherd.
KU’s annual Jazz Festival, after-hours this weekend
February 24, 2013
The Kansas University school of music will present its 36th annual Jazz Festival this weekend, with concerts featuring guest artists Bob Sheppard on saxophone and Kurt Rosenwinkel on guitar.
25 years ago: Youth ranch celebrates milestone, looks to future
February 24, 2013
Administrators of the O’Connell Youth Ranch felt like celebrating this week.
Opinion: Sequestration threat is overblown
February 24, 2013 in print edition on A9
Even during this desultory economic recovery, one industry thrives — the manufacture of synthetic hysteria. It is, however, inaccurate to accuse the Hysteric in Chief of crying “Wolf!” about spending cuts under the sequester. He is actually crying “Hamster!”
Chuck Mead to make some noise on return home for Hall of Fame show
February 24, 2013
Chuck Mead says he’s excited he gets another chance to stomp around his old stomping grounds next month — Liberty Hall, that is, where he once worked as he was supporting himself as a Lawrence musician. By Alex Garrison
100 years ago: Famous rooster arrives in Lawrence
February 24, 2013
“This rooster last year won the first prize as a cockerel at the Madison Square Gardens.”
Off the Beaten Plate: The Murder Burger at Pachamama’s
February 24, 2013
A deep-fried hamburger, with fancy cheese and sauce — the heart-attack-on-a-plate goes gourmet. By Sara Shepherd.
Horoscopes for Feb. 24
February 24, 2013
For Sunday, Feb. 24: This year you stay mellow and focused on your daily life. You will find that your attitude brings a lot of satisfaction to others; however, sometimes you could become critical and touchy, especially when dealing with loved ones. If you are single, you meet people with ease. If you are attached, you could be unusually emotional with your sweetie.