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Dealing with state tax cuts driving the 2013 legislative agenda
January 12, 2013
The state of Kansas faces its own fiscal cliff as the Legislature starts the 2013 session on Monday. Because of tax cuts pushed through last year by Gov. Sam Brownback and conservative legislators, state revenues are shrinking. And the appetite among the growing conservative majority in the Legislature for more budget cuts is growing. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas women brace for BU, Griner
January 12, 2013
Baylor star center Brittney Griner will play her final game in Allen Fieldhouse at 1:30 p.m. today, when the top-ranked Bears take on No. 17 Kansas. By Matt Tait
Notebook: KU shuts down Crockett; Self says possession-arrow rule ‘makes zero sense’
January 12, 2013
Billed as one of the best sixth men in the country, Texas Tech’s Jaye Crockett had a game to forget against Kansas University on Saturday at United Spirit Arena. By Gary Bedore
Red Raiders pleased with defense against Ben McLemore
January 12, 2013
Texas Tech junior Jamal Williams led his team with 11 points Saturday in a 60-46 loss to Kansas in United Spirit Arena. But it was talk of his defense that put a smile on his face. By Tom Keegan
Flat in Lubbock: KU overcomes energy woes in 60-46 win over Texas Tech
January 12, 2013
Senior forward Kevin Young scored 12 second-half points, sparking the Kansas men’s basketball team in a 14-point triumph at half-empty United Spirit Arena. • Box score • Photo gallery
Opinion: Jayhawks will need to turn up juice against Baylor
January 12, 2013
There are a lot of reasons to like the Kansas basketball team’s chances against Baylor on Monday, even after a sluggish performance in a 60-46 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score • Photo gallery
How It Works: Kansas state sentencing guidelines
January 12, 2013
Readers are often surprised by sentences handed down by judges in Douglas County District Court. Here’s a guide to how the law determines who gets probation, who goes to prison, and for how long:
Native Americans, supporters put on flash mob demonstration in South Park for Idle No More
January 12, 2013
Hundreds of Native Americans put on a flash mob demonstration at South Park to support a Canadian chief’s hunger strike as part of the Idle No More movement. By Rebekka Schlichting
Baldwin City woman killed in two-vehicle accident in Olathe
January 12, 2013
An 89-year-old Baldwin City woman was killed in a two-vehicle car accident Friday on Interstate 35, near 119th Street in Olathe.
McLouth police seize gun, methamphetamine in drug bust
January 12, 2013
Police seized a quantity of methamphetamine and a gun Friday morning at a house in the 600 block of East Lake Street in McLouth. By Ian Cummings
Weekend wrap-up: Douglas County District Court
January 12, 2013
A brief recap of some of this week’s cases at the Douglas County District Court. This week, a retrial begins for a 2006 Lawrence murder case, and warrants are issued for a man accused of injuring a Lawrence police officer and another accused of pulling a knife in an argument over a pair of headphones. By Ian Cummings
Former KU quarterback Dayne Crist helps lead West all stars to easy victory
January 12, 2013
Former Kansas University quarterback Dayne Crist got back on the winning track Friday night at the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game in Tucson, Ariz., helping lead the West all stars to a 40-7 rout of the East.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Jan. 15
January 12, 2013
Lawrence City Commission. 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall.
Snow expected across northeastern Kansas this afternoon and evening
January 12, 2013
A winter weather advisory will be in effect today from noon until midnight in northeastern Kansas.
Veritas girls lose in third-place game at Braymer tourney
January 12, 2013
Madison Bennett scored 18 points, but the Veritas Christian girls basketball team lost to Tina-Avalon (Mo.) on Friday night in the third-place game of the Braymer tournament.
Area roundup: Tonganoxie top Turner in overtime
January 12, 2013
Tonganoxie’s John Lean drilled a three-pointer to make it a one-point game with 13.7 seconds remaining.
Olathe South dominates Lions girls as offense disappears
January 12, 2013
In a game that was decided well before the halftime buzzer sounded, the Lawrence High girls basketball team dropped its third straight lopsided loss on Friday, this time to third-ranked Olathe South, 43-15, at home.
Ravens star frustrates Firebirds girls; Kirkpatrick hurt late in loss
January 12, 2013
Though the Free State girls basketball team, ranked No. 4 in Class 6A, clawed and fought against No. 8-ranked Olathe Northwest, it couldn’t find a way to consistently stop the Ravens in a 64-40 home loss on Friday.
Late mistakes doom FSHS boys vs. Olathe NW
January 12, 2013
A one-point lead and an end to a losing streak slipped out of the grasp of Free State High’s boys basketball team Friday night in a 52-47 home loss to Olathe Northwest. By Benton Smith
LHS boys survive stars’ struggles, upend No. 2 Olathe South
January 12, 2013
Despite getting just two points from one of their top options, the Lawrence High boys basketball team used an all-hands-on-deck offensive approach to pick up their most impressive victory of the season to date, a 48-44 victory against Olathe South on Friday at LHS. By Matt Tait
25 years ago: Committee recommends keeping smoking lounges at LHS
January 12, 2013
Committee members had listed what they thought might be the consequences of banning smoking.
40 years ago: KS Geological Survey preps for move to new building
January 12, 2013
Lindley Hall, current location of the survey, was a scene of confusion with “boxes everywhere.”
Seabury girls cruise
January 12, 2013
Alexa Gaumer made her first four shots of the game and scored 10 of Seabury’s first 12 points, as the Seahawks built a 17-2 first-quarter lead in a 46-27 high school girls basketball victory over University Academy on Friday night.
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 11 NBA games
January 12, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
KU sets records at home track meet
January 12, 2013
Kansas broke three facility records Friday at the Jayhawk Challenge inside Anschutz Pavilion.
Senior Cash leads KU divers
January 12, 2013
Kansas University senior Christy Cash finished with a score of 243.70 in the three-meter event to lead KU divers on the first day of the Bruin Diving Invitational at UCLA’s Spieker Aquatics Center on Friday.
100 years ago: Local man recovering from wood-cutting accident
January 12, 2013
“The accident occurred a month ago but Parnell was so quiet about it that even his neighbor failed to find it out for some time.”
LHS wrestlers advance to finals
January 12, 2013
Lawrence High wrestlers Andrew Denning and Alan Clothier advanced to the finals at the Newton Tournament of Champions with semifinal victories Friday.
McLemore, Jayhawks eager for Big 12 road debut at Texas Tech
January 12, 2013
Kansas University freshman Ben McLemore traveled to several Big 12 away games during his red-shirt season in 2012 and is looking forward to being a part of the Jayhawks’ road debut today at Texas Tech. By Gary Bedore
Letter: Liquor laws
January 12, 2013
George Waters, Lawrence, believes “Uncork Kansas,” which claims to be working in the interest of consumers and for free enterprise, actually is working to further the interests of chain stores and how changing liquor laws could be disastrous for most liquor stores.
Letter: Buckle up
January 12, 2013
Anna Slemmer, Lawrence, encourages everyone to wear seatbelts to prevent serious injuries and death.
Opinion: Obama sends message with Hagel pick
January 12, 2013 in print edition on A7
The puzzle of the Chuck Hagel nomination for defense secretary is that you normally choose someone of the other party for your Cabinet to indicate a move to the center, but, as The Washington Post editorial board points out, Hagel’s foreign policy views are to the left of Barack Obama’s, let alone the GOP’s. Indeed, they are at the fringe of the entire Senate.
Faith Forum: Do you make spiritual New Year’s resolutions?
January 12, 2013
Shaun LePage and Rod Hinkle answer.
Around and About for Jan. 12, 2013
January 12, 2013
The following area students were recently initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi collegiate honor society.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Unusual’ is anything but
January 12, 2013
What have we done to deserve “Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual” (8 p.m. Saturday, WE)? It arrives weighted with too much nostalgia. It’s been 30 years since the quirky girl from Queens arrived on MTV with her vibrant energy, offbeat hairstyle and cartoonlike vocal delivery. And it’s been more than a decade since MTV debuted “The Osbournes,” which all but invented this particular brand of “where are they now?” celebrity reality show.
Horoscopes for Jan. 12
January 12, 2013
For Saturday, Jan. 12: This year you often think that all is well, only to discover later that controversy surrounds you. You’ll find that exterior events do not matter if you stay grounded. If you are single, you have many potential sweeties. If you are attached, the two of you could become involved in power plays if you choose not to respect each other’s differences.