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Evan Manning relishes his first KU trey
January 1, 2013
Evan Manning’s three-pointer with a minute remaining in Saturday’s 89-57 victory over American University was Kansas University’s 15th — one off a single-game school record. By Gary Bedore
KU women’s basketball team learned from losses
January 1, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team hasn’t played since its nine-point loss at California (now ranked No. 7) on Dec. 21. The Jayhawks didn’t let that setback ruin their holidays. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Go. Tonight. Really. Don’t miss chance to see Angel Goodrich
January 1, 2013
Decades from now, don’t be that voice with woulda-shoulda-coulda sadness lamenting, “I wish I had seen Angel Goodrich laser a no-look pass in Allen Fieldhouse.” By Tom Keegan
Chiefs’ Hunt plans bigger role
January 1, 2013
Clark Hunt is regarded as an intensely private man, someone who prefers to operate behind the scenes and away from the spotlight that comes with owning an NFL franchise.
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 1 NBA games
January 1, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday’s NBA games.
Roberts, Moran vote for bill avoiding fiscal cliff; Jenkins, Yoder, Pompeo, Huelskamp vote against it
January 1, 2013
Kansas’ all-Republican delegation split Tuesday on the bill that avoided sending the federal government over the so-called fiscal cliff. U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran voted for the bill, and all four U.S. representatives voted against it. Those are Lynn Jenkins of Topeka, whose district includes Lawrence; Kevin Yoder of Overland Park, Mike Pompeo of Wichita and Tim Huelskamp of Fowler. By Scott Rothschild.
Congress sends Obama legislation to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’
January 1, 2013
Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America’s divided government to the limit.
First Lawrence baby of 2013 a ‘Jayhawk’
January 1, 2013
While some were still out celebrating the New Year, Marjorie and Maurice Baker of Lawrence were celebrating a new addition. At 2:51 a.m. Tuesday, Marjorie gave birth to Alexis Baker, the first child of 2013 for the city. “It’s the first Jayhawk born this year so I like it,” husband Maurice Baker said. “No one will ever forget her birthday.” Marjorie was excited to have the first 2013 baby at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, but noted, “I really didn’t care as long as she was healthy.”By Adam Strunk
KU football standouts Hawkinson, McDougald snag NFL combine invites
January 1, 2013
With their college careers now behind them, Kansas University football players Tanner Hawkinson and Bradley McDougald have turned their attention toward earning a spot on an NFL roster in 2013. Their goals received a boost this week when both were officially invited to February’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. By Matt Tait
Parole violator being held on $100K bond after firing gun into occupied vehicle
10:55 a.m., January 1, 2013 Updated 01:27 p.m.
A Kansas Department of Corrections parole violator is being held on a $100,000 bond after allegedly firing a weapon into an occupied vehicle early New Year’s Day.
Most-viewed videos of 2012
January 1, 2013
From accidents to flash mobs to the inspiring, here are the most viewed videos of 2012. By Shaun Hittle
Police respond to multiple incidents overnight, numerous arrests made
08:57 a.m., January 1, 2013 Updated 01:35 p.m.
Fights, gunshots, and assaults highlighted a busy early New Year’s Day for emergency workers. By Shaun Hittle
Opinion: Global news of note from 2012
January 1, 2013 in print edition on A8
Most media lists of the most important events of 2012 are led by headlines such as the re-election of President Barack Obama, the appointment of China’s new leader Xi Jinping, the revolt in Syria, the return to power of Mexico’s ruling PRI party and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s battle with cancer.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Sisterhood’ features church ladies with clout
January 1, 2013
When five women call themselves “the First Lady,” you’re bound to have drama — as well as intrigue and pecking orders. Welcome to “The Sisterhood” (8 p.m., TLC), a new docu-melodrama showcasing five women married to the most prominent religious pastors in Atlanta.
25 years ago: Speed limit raised on K-10
January 1, 2013
The new speed limit started about 1.3 miles east of the city limits and continued to Kansas City, Kansas.
40 years ago: 1972’s improvement projects included Mass Street, Clinton Lake, new library
January 1, 2013
Construction had also begun on U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence, where a new four-lane segment was being built.
Horoscopes for Jan. 1
January 1, 2013
For Tuesday, Jan. 1: This year you have a tendency to reminisce about days past. Often when you are like this, you come up with novel ideas. If you are single, you could meet someone quite exotic and different. If you are attached, the two of you finally might take that long-awaited and often-talked-about trip.
Education at the top of all Kansas agendas in 2013
January 1, 2013
Weighty decisions lie ahead for local schools, legislature, State Board of Education and the courts. By Peter Hancock
Letter: Rights threat
January 1, 2013 in print edition on A8
In another example of why bipartisanship is a bad idea, the 2013 version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is soon to be approved by Congress and affirmed by the White House. This legislation continues to grant military authorities the power to detain anyone (including citizens) labeled a “terrorist.” It is the most dangerous form of ignorance to think that acts such as these are intended to protect.
100 years ago: 1912 was ‘Year of Progress’ for Lawrence
January 1, 2013
“Today it is a better town than it was last year.”
Editorial: New year hopes
Last year didn’t end on a high note, but we hope 2013 will be a peaceful and productive year for the world, the nation, Kansas — and you.
January 1, 2013
Holiday celebrations across our land may have been a bit subdued this year, as families joyfully recognized their own good fortune while acknowledging that a vicious murder of 20 young children has settled disturbingly in our collective consciousness.
Letter: Attitude shift
January 1, 2013 in print edition on A8
Three reasons are used for individual possession of guns. First, national defense — not a 21st century role for individuals. Second, sport — hunting as recreation or hobby, maybe some food. Third, self defense — protection of self, but not a guarantee.
Letter: Focus on safety
January 1, 2013 in print edition on A8
Thanks to David Reber for illustrating the parallels between misuse of guns and abuse of alcohol in this country (Public Forum, Dec. 22). He performs a service by pointing out another one of our blind spots. But having shown us the parallels, Reber lapses into histrionics, which serve no purpose but distraction. To quote Mr. Reber: “Tell the parents of 5,000 booze-killed kids how your selfish need for convenient drinking trumps their kids’ lives. Then wipe the blood off your bottles and shut up about my guns.”