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Archive for Sunday, January 6, 2013

Also from January 6

Births
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU basketball v. Temple
Podcasts
Polls
Have you ever visited any historic sites in Lecompton?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
53%
No
 
46%
Total 332
Have you ever looked through a sex offender or violent criminal registry?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
73%
No
 
26%
Total 373

Lead stories

12:12 a.m.
Amy Schumaker and her dog Scout make their way  on a snow covered sidewalk near Quail Run School, on Saturday January 5, 2013. Some Lawrence sidewalks remain snowbound despite $20 fines
January 5, 2013
Some Lawrence sidewalks remained snowbound Saturday, despite a city ordinance that levies fines of $20 per day against property owners for failing to clear them.One example could be found Saturday on a walkway between the intersection of Vantyle and Oaktree drives and Quail Run School. By Ian Cummings
6:00 a.m.

Several old grave markers are scattered around Pioneer Cemetery on Kansas University’s West Campus, just south of the Lied Center. Known originally as Oread Cemetery, it was opened in 1854 by the New Englanders who founded Lawrence. The oldest known burial in the city was in the cemetery,  but no one is sure of the gravesite’s location. Lawhorn’s Lawrence: A search for Moses’ grave in Lawrence
January 5, 2013
Much to the chagrin of many in my household, I already had found my Indiana Jones hat, and was in search of my Indiana Jones whip. I thought I had made a major archeological discovery. By Chad Lawhorn
12:00 p.m.

Lawrence High School engineering students Michael Latham, left, and Jacob Magauson team up on a robotics project on  Friday for a competition at Johnson County Community College. Lawrence school officials hope to form partnerships with three area community colleges to share space and offer training programs in Lawrence as part of a bond issue on the ballot this spring.
Lawrence district planning to expand career and tech ed opportunities
January 5, 2013
Lawrence may be home to the largest university in the state of Kansas, but for people who grow up here and whose career plans involve something other than a four-year college degree, access to other kinds of post-secondary education has traditionally been limited. By Peter Hancock
8:13 p.m.
Kansas center Jeff Withey looks to block a shot from Temple guard Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson during the second half on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse. Opinion: Jeff Withey saves KU against Temple
January 6, 2013
It wasn’t difficult to determine the difference in Kansas’ 69-62 victory on Sunday, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. KU had Jeff Withey, and Temple didn’t. • Box score • Photo gallery • KU coach Bill Self postgame press conference audio
10:04 p.m.
Kansas guard Ben McLemore soars in for a dunk before the student section late in the game against Temple on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse. Solitary swipe: Ben McLemore’s late steal turns tide in 69-62 KU win
January 6, 2013
Kansas guard Ben McLemore made KU’s only steal of the day count, turning the defensive play into a breakaway dunk as the Jayhawks grabbed the lead for good in a seven-point victory over Temple. By Gary Bedore • Box score • Photo gallery • KU coach Bill Self postgame press conference audio

All stories

Kansas Legislature’s leaders promise less conflict this year
January 6, 2013
Shaped by childhood struggles and battles with cancer, the Kansas Legislature’s new conservative Republican leaders are committed to shrinking government and lowering taxes further, and they’re promising less conflict among GOP lawmakers this year.
Notebook: Travis Releford responds to halftime criticism from Bill Self
January 6, 2013
Kansas University senior guard Travis Releford, who had six points, one rebound, two turnovers and an assist while committing two fouls in just 12 minutes the first half, heard from an angry coach Bill Self at intermission of Sunday’s KU-Temple game in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Solitary swipe: Ben McLemore’s late steal turns tide in 69-62 KU win
January 6, 2013
Kansas guard Ben McLemore made KU’s only steal of the day count, turning the defensive play into a breakaway dunk as the Jayhawks grabbed the lead for good in a seven-point victory over Temple. By Gary Bedore • Box score • Photo gallery • KU coach Bill Self postgame press conference audio
Opinion: Jeff Withey saves KU against Temple
January 6, 2013
It wasn’t difficult to determine the difference in Kansas’ 69-62 victory on Sunday, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. KU had Jeff Withey, and Temple didn’t. • Box score • Photo gallery • KU coach Bill Self postgame press conference audio
Oskaloosa man killed in single-vehicle accident Sunday morning in western Leavenworth County
08:00 p.m., January 6, 2013 Updated 10:15 a.m.
A 25-year-old Oskaloosa man was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning in western Leavenworth County. By Shaun Hittle
Temple guard Khalif Wyatt impresses once again playing top opponent
07:57 p.m., January 6, 2013 Updated 09:09 p.m.
Temple guard Khalif Wyatt’s hot shooting and poised play allowed Temple to take the Kansas University men’s basketball team to the wire before the Jayhawks pulled away for a 69-62 victory. By Matt Tait • Box score • Photo gallery • KU coach Bill Self postgame press conference audio
How to help: Agencies planning volunteer opportunities in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 6, 2013
The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center has collaborated with some local agencies to coordinate volunteer projects for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (MLK Day), which is just around the corner.
Kansas Territorial Characters’ re-enactment shows dark side of local history
January 6, 2013
A public meeting in Lecompton on Sunday was marred by bitter partisan division and troubling examples of violence in American society — of the 1850s. The re-enactment, a historical play called “Kansas Territorial Characters,” is one of two written by J. Howard Duncan and regularly performed by the Lecompton Re-enactors, an acting troupe associated with the Kansas Historical Society. By Ian Cummings
New House Education Committee chairwoman sees busy session ahead with finance, collective bargaining issues
January 6, 2013
Rep. Kasha Kelley, R-Arkansas City, says school finance and collective bargaining will be among the issues the House Education Committee looks at in 2013. By Peter Hancock
Opinion: NRA offers freedom to live in fear
January 6, 2013 in print edition on A9
“Everybody’s got a pistol. This must really please the NRA” — from “Gun” by Gil Scott-Heron So maybe the NRA is about to get its wish.
Free State first, LHS fourth at SMNW swim invitational
January 6, 2013
Free State won the Shawnee Mission Northwest Invite Saturday, more than doubling second-place Shawnee Mission West’s point total with 376 points.
Free State wrestling places sixth at Shawnee Mission South
January 6, 2013
Ben Soukup took second place in the 152-pound weight class, and Free State High’s wrestling team placed sixth Saturday at the Shawnee Mission South Invitational.
Lawrence High wrestling takes third at Maize
January 6, 2013
Caden Lynch and Alan Clothier claimed first-place finishes and Lawrence High’s wrestling team placed third Saturday at the Maize Tournament.
Veritas boys win, girls lose vs. Topeka Heritage
January 6, 2013
Topeka Heritage outscored Veritas Christian’s girls basketball team by 10 points in the fourth quarter Saturday en route to a 32-22 victory.
Lawrence High girls win Free State bowling invitational
January 6, 2013
The Lawrence High girls bowling team took home the championship in Saturday’s 12-team Free State Invitational at Royal Crest Lanes. By Jesse Newell
LHS boys basketball loses back-to-back
January 6, 2013
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team needed a vigorous fourth quarter Saturday afternoon at Rockhurst. What the Lions got was a feeble final eight minutes and a 73-51 road loss. By Benton Smith
Kansas track gains three NCAA-leading marks
January 6, 2013
The third-ranked Kansas University women’s track and field team had individual winners in all but one event Saturday afternoon at the Bill Easton Classic inside Anschutz Sports Pavilion.
Larry Brown, Danny Manning facing off as friends, rival coaches
January 6, 2013
The stars of Kansas University’s 1988 title run, Larry Brown and Danny Manning, will take the court together again today as rival coaches when Manning and Tulsa travel to face Brown at SMU.
Behind the Lens: Photos worth thousands of words
January 6, 2013
If I would have made a New Year’s resolution, I might have told myself to resist buying photography books.
Temple, Dunphy hoping to notch upset again, at KU
January 6, 2013
Coach Fran Dunphy’s Temple Owls have already knocked off one of college basketball’s top teams this season and hope for the same result this afternoon when they face No. 6 Kansas University at Allen Fieldhouse.
Former KU coach Warinner: Relationship with Reesing brought out best in both
January 6, 2013
Former Kansas University offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, now coaching with Ohio State football, reflects on his record-setting partnership with quarterback Todd Reesing during the Mark Mangino era. By Tom Keegan
Scene Stealers: The best movies of 2012
January 6, 2013
Most of the best films of the year didn’t exactly catch fire at the box office.
Former KU football assistant Ed Warinner on the rise at Ohio State
January 6, 2013
Ohio State offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, who got his start at Kansas University under Mark Mangino, says coaching college football with Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes has been a dream job. By Tom Keegan
Around and about in local business
January 6, 2013
Local business news for the week ending January 4, 2013.
Getting degree while working full time a balancing act
January 6, 2013
hese days, Celeste Neubauer of Olathe describes her life as a balancing act. She’s married with two children, 12 and 15 years old. She also works full time as a paraprofessional in the Olathe school district. By Melissa Treolo
Governor sets sights on boosting reading
January 6, 2013
Topeka — Gov. Sam Brownback says he has seen progress toward some of the goals for Kansas he outlined as a candidate, but he acknowledges more must be done to address another one: boosting the reading levels of younger students in the state. The Republican governor is preparing to lay out an agenda for the 2013 legislative session that includes putting more focus and perhaps resources into fourth-grade reading. The Associated Press
Off the Beaten Plate: Yuca Frita at La Parrilla
January 6, 2013
Yuca is a key food and income source in many developing countries. Here, it’s a novelty you won’t find on many menus. By Sara Shepherd
25 years ago: Vandals damage dozens of car windows overnight
January 6, 2013
Someone with an air rifle had gone on a destructive spree.
40 years ago: Tenants seek to recover money found on farm
January 6, 2013
Unofficial reports placed the amount in excess of $18,000.
Editorial: Still on the cliff
Many fiscal issues remain to be resolved by the federal government.
January 6, 2013
Oh, the fiscal cliff, and where does it leave us?
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 5 NBA games
January 6, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
Chiefs coach Reid at work assembling his staff
January 6, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs were in shambles after the worst season in franchise history, and chairman Clark Hunt promised their devoted followers that better days were ahead.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Downton’ wields a glass hammer
January 6, 2013
I know these are fighting words, but as “Downton Abbey” returns for a third season on “Masterpiece Classic” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings), I almost wish it hadn’t.
Internationally known public art team plans free talk in Lawrence
January 6, 2013
The public art duo “Sans façon” — French architect Charles Blanc and British artist Tristan Surtees — will speak in Lawrence about the roles of art and artists in city planning and livability.
Topeka music competition open to Lawrence middle-schoolers
January 6, 2013
Lawrence sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade music students are invited to participate in the upcoming Topeka Young Musician Awards competition.
Percolator Artspace looking for love
January 6, 2013
The month of love is fast approaching, and the Percolator Artspace is planning a fitting tribute. The Percolator is seeking artwork about love — or lack thereof.
Enrollment open for arts center’s winter classes
January 6, 2013
Want to try Solarplate printmaking? Create your own set of cups out of clay? Or, for kids, act in an ensemble or become a junior architect? Enrollment is under way for these and many other winter classes at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Letter: Wrong answer
January 6, 2013
Mike Hoeflich suggests that a “renewed draft” could curb gun violence (Journal-World, Jan. 2). An interesting thought — members of the armed forces never commit criminal violence, well, except for Major Hassan, Timothy McVey, Lee Harvey Oswald, Charles Whitman, but they must be the only ones.
Opinion: Neither party deserves support
January 6, 2013
A strange thing happened after the last election in which the Republicans got stuffed, trussed and roasted two weeks before Thanksgiving. Instead of exulting in victory, Democrats were overwhelmed by a wave of compassion for their rivals.
Horoscopes for Jan. 6
January 6, 2013
For Sunday, Jan. 6: This year you become a little more hot-tempered than in the past. Inspiration and industry merge, and you become very driven as a result. If you are single, your temperament could push someone away, but it is unlikely that you will be alone. If you are attached, your sweetie could have a strong reaction to your moodiness.
100 years ago: Winter weather finally arrives, makes up for lost time
January 6, 2013
“A belated winter arrived here on Saturday night, liked it, and stayed over Sunday….”