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Archive for Monday, January 7, 2013

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12:00 a.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
6:00 a.m.
Kevin Griffin, Leavenworth, raises his hat over his head and lets out a yell while he portrays John Stringfellow during a reenactment of a territorial Kansas town hall meeting at Constitution Hall in Lecompton, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. 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
12:00 p.m.
During a two week period in October, the interior of the First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky, sanctuary was renovated. This photograph is a panoramic image created from five individual images. First Christian Church, site of LINK, undergoes long overdue renovations
January 7, 2013
When Maxine Graves, one of the oldest active members of First Christian Church, walked into her church recently, she got tears in her eyes. The 88-year-old woman was stunned. She never thought it would look as beautiful as it does now. “I think it’s great progress,” said Graves, who has attended First Christian since 1950. “It’s time we did something. The whole sanctuary needs to be done every so often because things get so worn.” By Rebekka Schlichting
10:22 p.m.
Pete Barrett and his daughter Katie Barrett, a KU junior and DJ at KJHK,  have teamed up to broadcast songs from a playlist Pete prepared during his days as a college DJ about 35 years ago.  KU student, father joining to play long-lost 1970s playlist on KJHK airwaves
January 7, 2013
During Katie Barrett’s shift Tuesday afternoon at KJHK, Kansas University’s student-run radio station, she will join with her father, Pete, for an inter-generational music broadcast, featuring a playlist he prepared for a shift at the Northern Illinois University student radio station in the late 1970s. By Matt Erickson

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Bama bashes Notre Dame 42-14 in BCS title game
January 7, 2013
Alabama romped to its second consecutive BCS championship, and third in four seasons, beating No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in a BCS championship game that was no classic after all. By The Associated Press
KU athletic director presses case for Rock Chalk Park
January 7, 2013
If all goes well during tonight’s vote by the Lawrence City Commission regarding land usage and zoning specifications — as is expected — the Kansas University athletic department could begin construction on what has come to be known as “Rock Chalk Park” within weeks. By Matt Tait
Landlords speak out against proposed expansion of city’s rental licensing program
January 7, 2013
About 50 landlords showed up at City Hall Monday afternoon and gave city leaders an earful about a proposal that would expand the city’s rental registration and licensing program to cover essentially every rental unit in the city. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence Public Library provides fun and discounts for big move
January 7, 2013
Lawrence Public Library is providing fun for employees and local-business discounts to customers during its big move to a temporary location. By Rebekka Schlichting
Pinckney principal to retire
January 7, 2013
Lesa Frantz will retire June 30 as principal of Pinckney Elementary after 17 years. By Peter Hancock
KU student, father joining to play long-lost 1970s playlist on KJHK airwaves
January 7, 2013
During Katie Barrett’s shift Tuesday afternoon at KJHK, Kansas University’s student-run radio station, she will join with her father, Pete, for an inter-generational music broadcast, featuring a playlist he prepared for a shift at the Northern Illinois University student radio station in the late 1970s. By Matt Erickson
Doll says no plans for widespread drug testing
January 7, 2013
Groundbreaking policy at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo., has never been considered in Lawrence, superintendent says. By Peter Hancock
Brownback defends handling of programs designed to help poor Kansans
03:31 p.m., January 7, 2013 Updated 04:16 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday defended his handling of programs designed to help the poor in the wake of a report that showed child poverty had increased during his tenure while poor families receiving cash assistance from the state had dropped. By Scott Rothschild.
How Keegan voted: Jan. 7 AP college basketball ballot
January 7, 2013
The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan’s Jan. 7 ballot for the Associated Press men’s basketball poll.
Lawrence day care remains shut down amid drug-selling investigation
January 7, 2013
A Lawrence day care that was shut down by state officials in October after being searched by police will remain closed, after the daycare’s owner failed to appear at a state administrative hearing Monday. By Shaun Hittle
Police respond to report of gunshots in 500 block of Eldridge
January 7, 2013
Police responded to a report of gunshots in the 500 block of Eldridge about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, according to Lawrence Police spokeswoman Kim Murphree. By Shaun Hittle
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 6 NBA games
January 7, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Danny Manning’s Tulsa team upends Larry Brown’s SMU squad at buzzer
January 7, 2013
Tulsa’s Danny Manning seemed to enjoy facing mentor Larry Brown of SMU in just the second sideline match-up of an NCAA-winning coach and the Final Four’s most outstanding player. The ending was even better for him.
Will game live up to hype in BCS championship?
January 7, 2013
Sometimes, the buildup to a game can overwhelm what actually happens on the field.
First Christian Church, site of LINK, undergoes long overdue renovations
January 7, 2013
When Maxine Graves, one of the oldest active members of First Christian Church, walked into her church recently, she got tears in her eyes. The 88-year-old woman was stunned. She never thought it would look as beautiful as it does now. “I think it’s great progress,” said Graves, who has attended First Christian since 1950. “It’s time we did something. The whole sanctuary needs to be done every so often because things get so worn.” By Rebekka Schlichting
Kansas farming landscape changing in Washington
January 7, 2013
Kansas farmers who have been weathering an epic drought now must also deal with a stormy forecast from Congress. By Scott Rothschild.
25 years ago: Local business sponsors first coat giveaway
January 7, 2013
Scotch Fabric Care centers in Lawrence and Topeka had collected 5,084 coats during the drive.
100 years ago: Snowfall ‘calls forth the snow shoveler’
January 7, 2013
“This morning the streets were lined with a small army of men equipped with shovels and brooms….”
Fix-It Chick: Replace an electric water heater element
January 7, 2013
If the tank is producing a small amount of hot water, the bottom element probably needs to be replaced. If the tank is producing no hot water, the top element is the likely culprit.
Horoscopes for Jan. 7
January 7, 2013
For Monday, Jan. 7: This year you focus on your goals, as you have the potential to make them so. You also gain the support of a key person, which allows you to head down a long-desired path. If you are single, you might meet someone who resents your friends or isolates you in some manner. If you are attached, the two of you love to socialize and party together.
Bankruptcies
January 7, 2013
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Divorces
January 7, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending January 4, 2012.
Editorial: Curriculum shift
A shift to a new core curriculum at Kansas University may be painful, but the university can’t afford to simply maintain the academic status quo.
January 7, 2013
Exactly what skills and knowledge should a Kansas University graduate have?
Upcycled wares on the up and up in Lawrence
January 7, 2013
Upcycling — not only is it all over websites such as Etsy and Pinterest, it’s an increasingly popular trend in Lawrence. Between downtown shops and individual artisans, creative types are breathing new life into old objects and finding success selling them online and in stores. By Sara Shepherd.
40 years ago: New downtown trees in danger from recent weather
January 7, 2013
Officials were asking downtown merchants not to shovel snow into the tree planters.
Marriages
January 7, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending January 4, 2012.
Go Green: KU study shows nature’s effect on brain
January 7, 2013
My mother loved using Bill Cosby’s line from the record album of his routines: “GO OUT AND PLAY.”
Mind Matters: The importance of reflection
January 7, 2013
It is not unusual for many of us to increase our time of reflection as the New Year arrives. However, it may be even more helpful to make reflection a daily priority in your life rather than a focused, annual event.
Style for the Ages: Braving the winter in style
January 7, 2013
I find that January is often a time when many men abandon fashion for function. But bitter-cold weather shouldn’t defeat your fashion sense — if you choose your classic pieces wisely, they should maintain their usefulness through the chilliest of days.
Double Take: How much to work depends on teen
January 7, 2013
Dear Dr. Wes and Katie: I’ve always heard students benefit by working up to 20 hours per week. Is that still true?
Tune In Tonight: ‘Deception’ lacks flair
January 7, 2013
Like a classic mystery, the new series “Deception” (9 p.m., NBC) begins with a dead woman from a posh family with more secrets than the CIA. After troubled socialite Vivian Bowers (Bree Williamson) is found dead of an apparent overdose, FBI agent Will Moreno (Laz Alonso) begins to smell a rat. Bowers’ powerful family had a history of hushing up trouble for its bratty brood, most notably a nasty murder charge against Edward (Tate Donovan), the scary eldest son.
Opinion: Syrian rebels offer viable transition plan
January 7, 2013 in print edition on A7
To help oust President Bashar al-Assad, a Syrian opposition group has drafted a plan for a transitional justice system that would impose harsh penalties against diehard members of his inner circle but provide amnesty for most of his Alawite supporters.
Opinion: Football has financial grip on colleges
January 7, 2013 in print edition on A7
Yet another reason to revere Calvin Coolidge is that he thought the Chicago Bears were a circus act. In the 1920s, professional football was small beer compared to the already big business of college football. Which today prospers partly by selling beer: Watch the commercials that pay for the television contracts that have recently disordered many college football conferences and nullified what were solemnly called “traditional rivalries.”