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How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 4 NBA games
January 4, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
Group seeks broader liquor sales
January 4, 2013
A proposal to allow the sale of liquor in convenience stores and grocery stores will come before the state Legislature this year, even though lawmakers have rejected a similar proposal in the past. Uncork Kansas, a coalition of convenience stores, grocery stores, and chambers of commerce, said it planned to have a bill introduced “as early in the legislative session as possible,” said Jody Hanson, a spokeswoman for the group. By the Associated Press
Senior Kevin Young embracing role mentoring KU’s freshmen bigs
January 4, 2013
Kansas University men’s basketball forward Kevin Young has made it a point to coach up the Jayhawks’ freshmen big men this season, even at the expense of the senior’s own minutes. By Gary Bedore
After fast start, KU sprinter Paris Daniels aims even higher
January 4, 2013
Kansas University sprinter Paris Daniels has already set two facility records early in her senior season and is looking to take the conference and nation by storm this spring. By Jesse Newell
Andy Reid agrees to 5-year deal to lead Chiefs
January 4, 2013
Longtime Eagles coach Andy Reid signed a five-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
New foe, locale await KU women at West Virginia
January 4, 2013
The Kansas University women’s basketball team faces off against West Virginia on Saturday for the first time in 19 years. It’ll be a new environment for the Jayhawks, but not KU coach Bonnie Henrickson. By Matt Tait
No suspects in Dec. 26 burglary of Boys and Girls Club
January 4, 2013
Burglars stole about $1,500 in property from The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, 1430 Haskell Ave, on Dec. 26.
Lawrence teenager receives three years of probation for his part in summer burglaries
January 4, 2013
A Lawrence teenager received 36 months of probation Friday for aggravated burglary, theft, and auto burglary in a case that sent two other Lawrence teenagers to prison.
Students at Baker University will attend presidential inauguration
January 4, 2013
Baker University students will travel to Washington D.C. to see the president and take a in-depth tour of the U.S. capital as part of a history course.
Dean of Education initiated recent email incident over turkey abuse case
January 4, 2013
It was Dean of Education Administration Rick Ginsberg who first passed along, on Dec. 26, an email joke about recent animal cruelty allegations involving a rented turkey at a KU fraternity house. By Ian Cummings
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Jan. 8 meeting
January 4, 2013
Agenda for Jan. 8 City Commission meeting at City Hall.
Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods calls for citywide election on recreation center project
January 4, 2013
The largest neighborhood organization in the city is now calling for a citywide election on a proposed $25 million recreation center. By Chad Lawhorn
West Middle School penny war benefits Just Food
January 4, 2013
Students to present check to local food pantry during assembly Tuesday. By Peter Hancock
DUI charge filed in accident in which KU student lost his legs; driver had a previous DUI
03:28 p.m., January 4, 2013 Updated 04:58 p.m.
A 21-year-old Kansas University student was charged today with driving under the influence for his role in an Aug. 26 traffic accident in which a fellow KU student lost both of his legs. By Shaun Hittle
City to hold meeting on Monday to discuss expansion of rental registration program
January 4, 2013
Landlords and others who have an opinion about whether the city ought to expand its rental registration program are being asked to attend a Monday afternoon meeting. By Chad Lawhorn
4-year-old Ottawa boy injured in shooting
January 4, 2013
A 4-year-old Ottawa boy was injured in an accidental shooting Friday afternoon and transported to a Kansas City-area hospital.
Lawrence man receives probation for aggravated burglary, criminal threat
January 4, 2013
A 27-year-old Lawrence man received 36 months of probation Friday for aggravated burglary and criminal threat after an incident in which a man forced his way into an apartment in the 2100 block of West 26th Street. By Ian Cummings
City to begin preparing for SLT, other growth projects in 2013
January 4, 2013
At Lawrence City Hall, 2013 won’t quite be the year where the rubber meets the road — at least not on the uncompleted portion of the South Lawrence Trafficway. Tires are expected to start spinning on that road in 2016. But 2013 will be the year when crews start building the final leg of the SLT, and city leaders said now is the time to start planning for its impacts. By Chad Lawhorn
Land transfers for the week ending Dec. 31, 2012
January 4, 2013
Douglas County land transfers for the week ending Dec. 31, 2012
Portion of Massachusetts Street to be closed to traffic next week
January 4, 2013
Motorists on a portion of Massachusetts Street will need to adjust their routes next week. By Chad Lawhorn
Opinion: Race for second place in Big 12 begins Saturday
January 4, 2013
If the Kansas University men’s basketball team is the favorite to take home the Big 12 title, then who’s the best bet for second place? Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan ranks the contenders.
Free State wrestling hoping to maintain momentum
January 4, 2013
Free State wrestlers hope to keep their positive momentum going as they enter the second semester. By Benton Smith
Lawrence High wrestlers step up as team loses leaders
January 4, 2013
The Lawrence High wrestling team, which has been competing without some of its veteran leaders, is still confident it can compete with the state’s best during a tougher second-semester schedule. By Benton Smith
25 years ago: Local workers sought for state census
January 4, 2013
Workers were being hired at $4.10 an hour for 24 positions.
Editorial: Service failure
January 4, 2013
Sometimes you just don’t want to kick ‘em when they’re down. Then there are other times! This is one of those others.
40 years ago: Arrests expected shortly in Learned Hall case
January 4, 2013
The materials found in the building had included 23 pounds of plastic explosives.
Opinion: Obama still a tax-and-spend liberal
January 4, 2013 in print edition on A6
The rout was complete, the retreat disorderly. President Obama got his tax hikes — naked of spending cuts — passed by the ostensibly Republican House of Representatives. After which, you might expect him to pivot to his self-proclaimed “principle” of fiscal “balance” by taking the lead on reducing spending. “Why,” asked The Washington Post on the eve of the final “fiscal-cliff” agreement, “is the nation’s leader not embracing and then explaining the balanced reforms the nation needs?”
Opinion: Breaking the mental illness chain
January 4, 2013 in print edition on A6
My son Tim has a serious mental illness. Whenever a tragedy highlights the need for better mental health services, I wonder if policy leaders will finally enact some of the measures that would most make a difference for Tim. And for children who today are experiencing what he did years ago.
100 years ago: 1912 snowfall was highest since KU record-keeping began
January 4, 2013
“During the year there was a total fall of 47.65 inches of snow which was 27.23 inches above the former record.”
Tune In Tonight: ‘Downton Abbey’ castle gets closeup
January 4, 2013
Fans who can’t wait until Sunday for the third season premiere of “Downton Abbey” can visit the Abbey itself on “Castles on Camera: Royal Residences on TV” (8 p.m., HGTV).
Report: Chiefs closing on Reid as next coach
January 4, 2013
Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs should be quite familiar by now. The two sides spent much of Thursday in negotiations for Reid to become the Chiefs’ coach, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
Self praises KU bench’s improved play, confidence
January 4, 2013
Pleased with Kansas University’s men’s basketball starting lineup, Bill Self has also been impressed with the work of his reserves. By Gary Bedore
Horoscopes for Jan. 4
January 4, 2013
For Friday, Jan. 4: This year others become aware of your plethora of innate skills. You often find that you are being placed on a pedestal. If you are single, you’ll have many opportunities to change your status. If you are attached, a community commitment could keep you busy.