Archive for Thursday, January 3, 2013

Also from January 3

Blog entries
On the street
Do you attend Lawrence farmers' markets?

Poll results

Response Percent
On occasion
No, not at all
Yes, quite a bit
Total 355
What was the top KU basketball moment of 2012?

Poll results

Response Percent
KU defeats Missouri at home in final conference game against Tigers
KU defeats Ohio State, advances to NCAA title game
KU defeats North Carolina, advances to Final Four
Total 3277

All stories

Oregon runs over K-State 35-17 at Fiesta Bowl
January 3, 2013
Oregon’s DeAnthony Thomas raced 94 yards for a touchdown on the opening kickoff. The fifth-ranked Ducks barely looked back after that. Triggered by Thomas’ attention-grabbing return, Oregon raced past No. 7 Kansas State 35-17 Thursday night at the Fiesta Bowl in what may have been coach Chip Kelly’s final game with the Ducks.
School board president files for re-election
January 3, 2013
Vanessa Sanburn files for second term on Lawrence Board of Education. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence police investigate Thursday morning burglary
January 3, 2013
The Lawrence Police Department responded to a burglary in the 1500 block of Lynch Court about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
Lawrence woman arrested for burglary, theft of terrier
January 3, 2013
A 45-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of burglary in connection with the Dec. 3 theft of a Yorkshire Terrier and other property from an apartment in the 2400 block of Melrose Lane.
Lawrence man pleads not guilty to two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child
January 3, 2013
A 74-year-old Lawrence man pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child in Douglas County District Court.
Eudora woman arrested in $57,000 embezzlement case
January 3, 2013
A 48-year-old Eudora woman sought in connection with the embezzlement of $57,000 from a Lawrence heating and air company turned herself in to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday.
Jayhawks land commitment from Hawaii LB, teammate of highly sought after offensive lineman
January 3, 2013
The Kansas University football program’s 2013 recruiting haul grew by one on Thursday, when the Jayhawks landed an oral commitment from Honolulu linebacker Colton Goeas, the teammate of one of the country’s top prep offensive lineman prospects, Reeve Koehler. By Matt Tait
Lawrence man to be promoted brigadier general in Kansas National Guard
January 3, 2013
A Lawrence man will be promoted to brigadier general in the Kansas National Guard. Col. Scott Dold, 51, who is chief of staff of the Kansas National Guard, will take his new position during a 2 p.m. ceremony on Saturday at the Nickell Armory in Topeka. By Scott Rothschild.
Local real estate executives complete deal to purchase Lawrence-based Stephens Real Estate
January 3, 2013
Lawrence real estate executives Chris Earl and Pat McCandless said Thursday that they had finalized a purchase of Lawrence-based Stephens Real Estate from the Stephens family, who has owned it for the past 34 years. By Chad Lawhorn
KU among first in Midwest to add Internet service to make life easier for faculty researching abroad
January 3, 2013
Kansas University faculty members who travel abroad are cheering the news that KU has signed on to Eduroam, a service that will allow them to connect easily to more than 6,000 wireless Internet networks around the world. By Matt Erickson
DRAFT ONLY: City’s snow removal costs for season more than triple a year ago
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January 3, 2013
City officials have their first glimpse at the costs associated with clearing the city of two late-February snow storms: $177,467 and still counting. And that’s on top of a $140,000 snow-clearing tab run up this winter prior to the February double-whammy.
113th Congress: Huelskamp doesn’t vote for Boehner; Roberts to lose ranking member status on Agriculture Committee
January 3, 2013
Kansas’ all-Republican congressional delegation started the 113th session on Thursday by making news. U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp thumbed his nose at House Speaker John Boehner, and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts was bumped from a ranking position on the Senate Agriculture Committee, but he will remain on the committee. By Scott Rothschild.
City to prepare report on possible move of weekday Lawrence Farmers Market
January 3, 2013
A proposal to create a new location for the weekday Lawrence Farmers Market will get more study at City Hall. By Chad Lawhorn
Investigation into crash that killed Lawrence Police officer could take weeks
January 3, 2013
The investigation into what caused or contributed to a single-vehicle crash that killed an off-duty Lawrence Police officer early Wednesday could take several weeks, said Joshua Kellerman, spokesman for the Kansas Highway Patrol. By Shaun Hittle
Former Kansas inmate who killed three in DUI accident arrested in Oklahoma on suspicion of drunken driving
January 3, 2013
A woman who spent six years in a Kansas prison for killing three people in a drunken driving incident has been arrested for driving under the influence in Oklahoma. By Shaun Hittle
Lawrence woman receives probation for burglary, drug convictions
January 3, 2013
A 27-year-old Lawrence woman received two years of probation Thursday for a Sept. 28 burglary and related drug charges.
Local health department adopts Healthy Families program
January 3, 2013
Health department adopts program to reduce child abuse and neglect. By Rebekka Schlichting
Douglas County to seek construction manager for Public Works facility
January 3, 2013
Construction on new facility in south Lawrence tentatively set to begin in fall 2013. By Peter Hancock
Cause of November train derailment in Grantville was wheel bearing failure, railroad says
January 3, 2013
A wheel bearing failure on a rail car was the cause of a Nov. 12 Union Pacific train derailment in Grantville, about 25 miles west of Lawrence, according to Mark Davis, Union Pacific spokesman. By Shaun Hittle
Our Town Sports for Jan. 3
January 3, 2013
A weekly roundup of local events, results and accomplishments.
Style Scout: Marcus Ridder
January 3, 2013
Fashion trends you love: Colored pants, foxes, animals
Opinion: Recovering addicts need to speak out
January 3, 2013 in print edition on A5
I often wished that state legislators who knew the most about addiction would band together and speak out as one during budget debates. Who better to advocate for treatment and chip away at public denial than the recovering alcoholics I knew who were also members of the General Assembly?
Opinion: Entitlement state not sustainable
January 3, 2013 in print edition on A5
Connoisseurs of democratic decadence can savor a variety of contemporary dystopias. Because familiarity breeds banality, Greece has become a boring horror. Japan, however, in its second generation of stagnation is fascinating. Once, Japan bestrode the world, jauntily buying Rockefeller Center and Pebble Beach. Now Japanese buy more adult diapers than those for infants.
25 years ago: New year, new laws for Kansas motorists
January 3, 2013
Minor changes were in store for Kansas drivers.
40 years ago: Explosives found in KU’s Learned Hall
January 3, 2013
The KBI had been informed about the presence of explosives by an anonymous telephone caller.
Style Scout: Janelle Jones
January 3, 2013
Fashion trends you love: I’m pro-wolf shirts. Also, skinny jeans, Aztec print and tights as tights.
Horoscopes for Jan. 3
January 3, 2013
For Thursday, Jan. 3: This year you can be very practical one moment, and then unexpectedly switch to being idealistic. When dealing with certain people, you often tend to find that one-on-one relating can push you over the edge. If you are single, your diverse personality attracts many potential suitors. If you are attached, your sweetie will have the experience of not knowing for sure which side of you he or she will encounter.
100 years ago: Lawrence jail narrowly escapes destruction
January 3, 2013
“Lawrence came near having a new jail last night, that is it came near losing its old one.”
Chiefs pursuing ex-Eagles coach Reid
January 3, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs were courting former Eagles coach Andy Reid on Wednesday as they searched for a replacement for Romeo Crennel, who was fired this week after the worst season in franchise history.
Editorial: Vo-tech effort
With or without the small portion of the proposed school bond issue earmarked for the effort, it’s time for local officials to get serious about increasing vocational-technical education in Lawrence.
January 3, 2013
For years — probably more than the collective memories of generations of Lawrence business leaders can begin to tally — local businessmen and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce have lamented the lack of vocational-technical training in the county.
Garden Calendar: Try planting vertically in 2013
January 3, 2013
The new year is always a good time to think about doing something different in the garden or landscape — whether that means trying a new plant, a new tool or a new technique. By Jennifer Smith