Archive for Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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1:10 a.m.
Kansas guard Ben McLemore swings off the rim after a dunk against Baylor during the second half on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse. Twisted ending: Ben McLemore suffers minor ankle injury in KU rout over Baylor
January 15, 2013
Kansas guard Ben McLemore, who scored a game-high 17 points off 7-of-13 shooting while playing 34 minutes in the Jayhawks’ 61-44 victory over the Bears, suffered a Grade One sprain of the ankle and is listed day-to-day, coach Bill Self told the Journal-World. By Gary Bedore • Box score
6:00 a.m.
Republican legislative leaders on Monday held a news conference criticizing the court ruling that found the Legislature has shirked its constitutional duty in funding schools. From left to right are State Sen. Steve Abrams, R-Arkansas City, and chairman of the Senate Education Committee; House Majority Leader Jene Vickrey, R-Louisburg; House Speaker Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell; Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, R-Hutchinson, who is standing at the podium; and House Speaker Pro Tem Peggy Mast, R-Emporia.
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.
12:00 p.m.
Kansas University student Matt Bevens is pictured outside City Hall in Topeka, where he is vying for a City Council seat. Bevens says he is most interested in reducing crime and improving the city’s infrastructure. KU junior, 21, running for City Council seat in Topeka
January 13, 2013
Matt Bevens, a Kansas University junior, is no stranger to extracurricular activities: He’s on the KU debate team, plays racquetball and runs a business with his father. This semester, he’s adding another one: a campaign for a city council seat in Topeka.
6:31 p.m.
Lowell Freeman, 94, a World War II veteran army ranger matches his hand size with some KU basketball greats while he and Shannon Hielscher, Topeka VA Medical Center RN, tour the Booth Family Hall of Athletics at Allen Fieldhouse, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Freeman and Hielscher and a group of disabled veterans from the VA center toured the KU campus Tuesday with the KU Collegiate Veterans Association. Veterans from Topeka VA nursing-home unit visit athletics hall, other KU landmarks
January 15, 2013
On a rare full-day outing for the people of the nursing-home unit of the Topeka Veterans Affairs Medical Center, eight veterans got to tour the KU campus, including the Booth Family Hall of Athletics at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Erickson
9:47 p.m.
Governor Sam Brownback waves to lawmakers as he is escorted to the speaker's podium of the House chamber before delivering the State of the State address on Tuesday at the Kansas Statehouse. In his speech, Brownback called for a cut in taxes and changes in the way judges are selected. Brownback: Keep state sales tax at current level, cut more income taxes; change judicial selection
January 15, 2013
Despite dwindling revenues because of tax cuts, and a court order to increase school funding, Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday upped the ante, calling for more tax cuts, and changes in the way appellate judges are selected. By Scott Rothschild

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