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Archive for Monday, January 14, 2013

Also from January 14

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU basketball v. Baylor
Podcasts
Polls
Does a candidate's age matter to you when voting?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
57%
Yes
 
42%
Total 379
Did you receive a gift card as a present during the holidays?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
65%
No
 
34%
Total 442

All stories

How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 14 NBA games
January 14, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA games.
Bears struggle to find explanations for shooting woes
January 14, 2013
One statistic spelled out just how bad things were for Baylor better than any words could: The Bears’ 23.2-percent clip from the floor was their worst field-goal performance since at least the 1997-98 season. By Matt Tait
Bill Self: Ben McLemore has sprained ankle, should only miss a few days
January 14, 2013
Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore has a Grade One sprained right ankle and should only miss a few days, KU coach Bill Self said following the Jayhawks’ 61-44 victory against Baylor on Monday night. By Jesse Newell
School board formally sets bond election
January 14, 2013
Passage of a resolution officially puts $92.5 million bond issue on the April 2 ballot. By Peter Hancock
State education board to look at crisis management policies
January 14, 2013
Following a school massacre in Connecticut, the Kansas State Board of Education will review status of crisis management policies in Kansas. By Peter Hancock
Court ruling casts shadow over governor’s State of the State address
January 14, 2013
Last week’s court ruling in the school finance lawsuit could limit the options available to Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature. By Peter Hancock
Leader of local food bank files for seat on Lawrence City Commission
January 14, 2013
The director of a local food bank has filed for a seat on the Lawrence City Commission and plans to be a City Hall advocate for people in need. By Chad Lawhorn
Kansas Bioscience Authority group recommends investment; recipient, amount kept secret for now
January 14, 2013
A Kansas Bioscience Authority committee Monday recommended that the state-funded group provide funding for a company in the state, but the recipient and the amount of the funding were kept under wraps for now. By Matt Erickson
People’s State of the State’ rally criticizes Brownback administration
January 14, 2013
About 75 people braved the chill during what was called “The People’s State of the State rally,” to protest a number of Gov. Sam Brownback’s policies as the 2013 legislative session started. By Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Republican leaders considering constitutional change to thwart school finance ruling
January 14, 2013
Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, said Monday that state leaders are considering putting a constitutional amendment on the ballot in April that would thwart a court-ordered increase in school funding. By Scott Rothschild.
Two men arrested in armed robbery of Franklin County store
January 14, 2013
Ottawa police arrested two men Friday evening following an armed robbery at a Princeton convenience store, according to a release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. By Shaun Hittle
Bishop Seabury takes third in state debate tournament
January 14, 2013
Lawrence High and Free State compete in 6A competition. By Peter Hancock
Ottawa man allegedly fires round into apartment; no one injured
January 14, 2013
For the second time in recent weeks, Ottawa police made an arrest after an unlawful discharge of a firearm. By Shaun Hittle
LHS girls won’t play Tuesday after all
02:40 p.m., January 14, 2013 Updated 06:49 p.m.
A scheduling mix-up led to the cancellation of Tuesday’s Lawrence High girls basketball road game and the addition of a home game in its place.
How Keegan voted: Jan. 14 AP college basketball ballot
January 14, 2013
The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan’s Jan. 14 ballot for the Associated Press men’s basketball poll.
Budgetary concerns prompt county commissioners to scale back Stull Road project
January 14, 2013
Douglas County commissioners say they’re bracing for a serious budget crunch in 2014 and beyond. By Peter Hancock
Organizers of Chairs for Children event in Lawrence hope to raise at least $25,000
January 14, 2013
Tiny-k announces it’s charity event in February, called Chairs for Children. By Rebekka Schlichting
Life always uncertain for Douglas County social-service agencies
January 14, 2013
Longtime Penn House worker Linda Lassen’s layoff Jan. 4 was a sudden end to a long career. And other Lawrence nonprofit leaders say they know there’s always a chance they might have to make such tough decisions themselves one day. By Matt Erickson
Two hospitalized in separate Jefferson County accidents Sunday
11:28 a.m., January 14, 2013 Updated 12:53 p.m.
Two men were hospitalized after separate single-vehicle accidents on U.S. Highway 24 Sunday, according to reports from the Kansas Highway Patrol. By Shaun Hittle
Kansas Legislature has fewest women since 1988
January 14, 2013
The Kansas Legislature that convened Monday will have the fewest number of women lawmakers in the state since 1988, but some of those women are serving in high leadership positions.
Ben McLemore wins Big 12 player of the week
January 14, 2013
Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore has been selected as the Big 12 player of the week, the conference announced Monday morning.
How to help: Meals on Wheels needs more delivery drivers
January 14, 2013
Lawrence Meals on Wheels is in need of several new volunteers to take over six to eight routes that have recently become available.
25 years ago: Popular degree program halted at KU
January 14, 2013
The university had received two unfavorable reviews of the program.
100 years ago: Local farmer loses herd in icy Kaw
January 14, 2013
“It was a severe loss for Mr. Schaake and one that has been preceded by a series of misfortunes which makes it all the more severe.”
Editorial: Landmark access
Liability concerns may cut off public access to a Kansas landmark.
January 14, 2013
Huge chalk formations standing in the middle of the western Kansas flatlands are a startling and awesome sight.
New business model on Mass.: Local stores hope to make ‘positive change in the world’ by selling fair trade
January 14, 2013
“Fair trade” is not a brand name; rather, it is an adjective that expresses fair business practices between buyer and seller, and speaks to sustainability of the Earth.
Marriages
January 14, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending January 11, 2013.
40 years ago: Vehicle chase leads police through town, KU campus
January 14, 2013
The driver was being held in the municipal jail this morning on 14 traffic violations.
Divorces
January 14, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending January 11, 2013.
Fix-It Chick: Choose and maintain
January 14, 2013
Maintaining the right humidity level in a home is important for the health and comfort of its occupants, and it can be an important element of home maintenance.
Opinion: Innovative leaders boost universities
January 14, 2013
Great leadership requires a bold and compelling vision, and the ability to make that vision a reality.
Around and about in local business
January 14, 2013
Local business news for the week ending January 11, 2013.
Lawrence Laundry: UGG boots a point of contention
January 14, 2013
I can usually count on one of two comments being made when I ask the question, “What are some trends you hate?” A majority of the time, people answer this question of distaste with either “sweatpants” or “UGGs.”
Delicious/Nutritious: Pity the fool who doesn’t try these recipes for tea
January 14, 2013
During the cold month of January, a cup of hot tea might sound enticing. But that’s not the only way to enjoy it — Megan and Sarah share their tea treats.
Everyday Life: My life on Facebook
January 14, 2013
Facebook knows the 20 biggest moments of my life in 2012. Yes, it does.
Double Take: Acquaintance rape a danger for young adults
January 14, 2013
The dynamic of acquaintance rape among teens and young adults is so full of angles, and at times even politics, that I’ve been reticent to move on it. Last week, NPR ran a story about a horrific serial rape in Steubenville, Ohio, that’s landed at least two 16-year-olds in jail. It’s a discussion we need to have.
Opinion: Syria needs orderly political transition
January 14, 2013 in print edition on A6
Growing chaos in the liberated areas of northern Syria is convincing some members of the Syrian opposition that the country will become a “failed state” unless an orderly political transition begins soon to replace President Bashar al-Assad.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Diaries’ prequel to ‘Sex and City’
January 14, 2013
Is the new series “The Carrie Diaries” (7 p.m., CW) awfully fascinating or fascinatingly awful? “Diaries” covers the teen years of Carrie Bradshaw, a character whose explicit newspaper column about her sexual conquests was previously featured on the soft-porny shopaholic HBO comedy “Sex and the City.”
Bankruptcies
January 14, 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.
Horoscopes for Jan. 14
January 14, 2013
For Monday, Jan. 14: This year many opportunities appear. If you want the end results, trust yourself and the path you must take. If you are single, come summer 2013, your love life will become very lively. If you are attached, the two of you need to plan several getaways together in order to stoke the embers of romance.