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LHS grad has role in inaugural parade
January 19, 2013
Lawrence High School graduate Capt. John M. Barbee will be a part of history Monday during the 57th Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington, D.C. Barbee will oversee more than 90 soldiers marching with the U.S. Army Reserve in the parade. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to do this,” Barbee, LHS class of 1986, said. “Not many people can say that they were asked to be a part of the actual inauguration.” By Meagan Thomas
Free State boys win fifth place at McPherson tourney
January 19, 2013
Free State High’s boys basketball team erased an 11-point third-quarter deficit and defeated Manhattan, 59-52, on Saturday for fifth place in the McPherson Invitational. The Firebirds outscored Manhattan 33-15 in the last 12 minutes.
Scots too much for Lions, 69-47
January 19, 2013
Showing off an elite combination of speed, size, depth and offensive efficiency, Highland Park remained undefeated by crushing Lawrence, 69-47, in the Topeka Invitational Tournament championship game Saturday night at Topeka West High. By Benton Smith
House fire reported on North 600 Road
11:05 p.m., January 19, 2013 Updated 05:58 a.m.
An abandoned house at 1564 North 600 Road was allowed to burn down late Saturday night.
KU women drop third straight, 70-63
January 19, 2013
The 23rd-ranked Kansas University women’s basketball team lost its third straight game Saturday night, 70-63 to Texas Tech at United Spirit Arena.
Texas coach Rick Barnes questions team’s mental toughness after losing another late lead
January 19, 2013
If Texas sophomore Sheldon McClellan is watching instead of playing when his team is trying to protect a late lead again, he need not wonder why. By Tom Keegan
Notebook: Self pleased with team’s late ‘D’; Ben McLemore ‘100 percent’
January 19, 2013
There was one, huge positive to be taken from a game in which Kansas trailed by as many as 11 points the second half against Texas: The Jayhawks finished the game well, according to coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore
Naadir Tharpe makes most of second chance in KU’s comeback win over Texas
January 19, 2013
After being re-inserted into the game late in the second half, Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe didn’t let his team down, knocking down two big shots in the Jayhawks’ 64-59 victory over Texas. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio
Eagles Day takes visitors to see eagles in the wild, teaches about conservation
06:21 p.m., January 19, 2013 Updated 07:44 p.m.
Visitors to Eagles Day at Free State High School Saturday not only saw bald eagles, but also falcons, snakes, and a rhinoceros-foot lamp.
Opinion: It’s time to embrace this team’s ugly way of winning
January 19, 2013
The Kansas men’s basketball team’s formula of having a long shooting slump before finishing pretty doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, so it’s time to sit back and enjoy the way this team wins, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio
Woman charged with driving vehicle through home
January 19, 2013
A 19-year-old Lawrence woman was charged Thursday with criminal damage stemming from a Nov. 18 incident in which a car was driven into a Lawrence house. By Shaun Hittle
KU quarterback Turner Baty leaving the program
January 19, 2013
Kansas University quarterback Turner Baty, who red-shirted during 2012 after transferring to KU from City College of San Francisco, has decided to leave the program and return to CCSF.
Lawrence library about to start new chapter at temporary location
02:15 p.m., January 19, 2013 Updated 08:20 p.m.
The Lawrence Public Library opens Tuesday at its temporary location in the former Borders bookstore building, and visitors will find much that is new and familiar at the same time.
KU football coach Charlie Weis issues statement on linebacker Ben Heeney incident
January 19, 2013
Kansas football coach Charlie Weis released a statement Saturday morning regarding linebacker Ben Heeney, who was cited for battery early Sunday morning.
Man critically injured in early-morning accident in North Lawrence
January 19, 2013
A man was critically injured early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident in the 1000 block of North Third Street, according to Journal-World news partner Operation 100.
KU tennis 5-6 at Clemson
January 19, 2013
Kansas University’s tennis team went 3-5 in singles and 2-1 in doubles on Day One of the Clemson Winter Indoor Classic on Friday at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center.
Bill Self: Don’t count out Longhorns yet
January 19, 2013
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has a message for those who have buried the 2012-13 Texas Longhorns three games into the conference season. By Gary Bedore
Baldwin boys make own final
January 19, 2013
Baldwin held Anderson County to six second-half points in a 57-43 boys basketball victory in a semifinal of the Baldwin Invitational on Friday night.
LHS wrestlers in 6th
January 19, 2013
Lawrence High sits in sixth place in the Husky Invite at Blue Valley Northwest after Friday’s opening rounds.
Free State boys hold off Hutch
January 19, 2013
Free State withstood a Hutchinson rally and claimed a 42-40 high school boys basketball victory Friday in the McPherson Invitational.
LHS girls flog Wyandotte
January 19, 2013
It has been a feast-or-famine kind of season for Lawrence High’s girls basketball team, and Friday night, for the first time in four games, the Lions again found themselves gobbling up their opponent. By Matt Tait
All’s well: Lions advance to title game
January 19, 2013
Lawrence High boys basketball senior Drake Hofer didn’t freak out after making a potentially critical mistake against Olathe South in the final seconds of a Topeka Invitational Tournament semifinal Friday night at Topeka West. By Benton Smith
Kansas women brace for Tech
January 19, 2013
With just one starter standing taller than 6 feet, the Texas Tech women’s basketball team often employs a small lineup and tries to attack its opponents by spreading the floor and using quickness and mismatches on the perimeter. By Matt Tait
KU football assistant Clint Bowen moved to LBs
January 19, 2013
Kansas University football special-teams coordinator Clint Bowen will take over as the Jayhawks’ linebackers coach and will replace DeMontie Cross, who is heading to TCU to take a similar job with the Horned Frogs. By Matt Tait
Letter: No planning
January 19, 2013
Price Banks, Lawrence, thinks the city should stop creating strip malls and begin to design inviting gateways along major streets leading into Lawrence.
25 years ago: Lawrence postmaster considers money-saving changes
January 19, 2013
His task was to submit a proposal on how his operations could cut costs, as recently ordered by Congress.
Opinion: GOP should employ resistance strategy
January 19, 2013 in print edition on A8
It has become conventional wisdom that Republicans are suffering an internal split that President Obama is successfully exploiting to neuter the Republican House. It is not true, however, that the Republican split is philosophical and fundamental. And that a hopelessly divided GOP is therefore headed for decline, perhaps irrelevance.
100 years ago: Lawrence motorists oppose ‘cent-per-pound’ vehicle tax
January 19, 2013
“The Lawrence car owners are in favor of a tax against them that will help improve the roads, but they look upon the Waggoner bill as being excessive.”
40 years ago: KU students promise to return stolen wildcat
January 19, 2013
The students had slipped out of the zoo with the K-State mascot — or so they thought.
Simons’ Saturday Column: Focus on sports, athletes has gotten out of whack
January 19, 2013
The number of news stories this week focusing on sports-related matters should be of concern to far more individuals than is the case.
Letter: Citizen targets
January 19, 2013
Jeremy Rothe-Kushel, Lawrence, contemplates the president’s codified right to target a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil for assassination by the U.S. government.
Faith Forum: Can faith help fight the winter blues?
January 19, 2013
Jay B. Henderson and Pam Morrison answer.
Letter: Arrogant acts
January 19, 2013
Paul Laird, Lawrence, explains that the super majorities that Kansas has elected in both houses of the state Legislature certainly have demonstrated their arrogance.
Horoscopes for Jan. 19
January 19, 2013
For Saturday, Jan. 19: This year you often question your direction and energy. You have what it takes; you are just being challenged. If you are single, your desirability summons many potential lovers. If you are attached, you do a lot of kissing and making up this year.
Tune In Tonight: In “Ripper Street,” ‘Law and Order’ meets ‘Downton’
January 19, 2013
A stylish tale of lower and upper classes in the urban underbelly, “Ripper Street” (8 p.m. Saturday, BBC America) returns to London circa 1889, when fear of gruesome serial killer Jack the Ripper grips the streets, and most notably, the women who walk them.