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Archive for Sunday, January 20, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Naadir Tharpe chases down a loose ball past Texas guard Javan Felix late in the second half on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. 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
6:00 a.m.
Mia Herrin 6, of Lawrence, and a Broken Arrow School student, poses for a photo for her dad wearing a pair of eagle wings during Kaw Valley Eagles Day on Saturday at Free State High School. Eagles Day takes visitors to see eagles in the wild, teaches about conservation
6:21 p.m., January 19, 2013 Updated 7:44 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.
12:00 p.m.
In this file photo, Khoi Pham, left, and Michael Drier, both with Beltman Group, of Lenexa, roll book carts into a moving truck on Jan. 7, 2013. The move to the former Borders bookstore at Seventh and New Hampshire streets is completed and the Lawrence Public Library opens at the temporary location Tuesday. Lawrence library about to start new chapter at temporary location
2:15 p.m., January 19, 2013 Updated 8:20 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.
6:00 p.m.
Capt. John Barbee, a graduate of the Lawrence High School Class of 1986, will march in President Barack Obama’s inaugural parade on Monday with a group representing the U.S. Army Reserve. 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

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KU football misses out on recruits
January 20, 2013
It was a rough weekend for Kansas University’s football program, which lost an assistant coach to TCU and then watched a couple of its top remaining recruiting targets commit elsewhere. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Small comes up big for KU
January 20, 2013
It’s not who starts a basketball game that matters most, Kansas coach Bill Self is fond of saying, it’s who finishes it. In Saturday’s come-from-behind, 64-59 victory against Texas in Austin, Texas, the Jayhawks who finished it did so in style. By Tom Keegan
Family man: KU’s Travis Releford relishes fatherhood
January 20, 2013
After having grown up without a father in his life, Kansas University’s Travis Releford vowed to be there for his son, Travis Junior. “Since Day One, I have been,” Travis said. By Gary Bedore
KU trumpeters get last-minute call to perform in presidential inaugural parade
January 20, 2013
Bands often spend months raising money and practicing for a trip to Washington, D.C., to perform for the president. The Kansas University Trumpet Ensemble had 10 days. For the last week and a half, 16 KU students and two faculty members with the group have rushed to get ready to perform in today’s U.S. presidential inaugural parade. By Adam Strunk
Free State graduate part of honor guard for presidential inauguration
January 20, 2013
During the last U.S. Presidential Inaugural Parade, Philip Sierra was a student at Free State High School and the last person he thought who would join the military. At today’s parade, he will be part of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Honor Guard, within feet of President Barack Obama. By Adam Strunk
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 20 NBA games
January 20, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Capitol Report: Drug testing for state benefits; Landwehr lands state job; Brownback changes tune on EITC
January 20, 2013
In this week’s Capitol Report, legislators will consider a bill requiring passage of drug test to receive state benefits; a former longtime legislator lands a job as an analyst with DCF; the Brownback administration changes its view on the EITC; progress continues on the SLT; and concealed carry change By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence police patrolling for seat belt violations Tuesday
January 20, 2013
Officers from the Lawrence Police Department will be conducting nighttime seat belt enforcement Tuesday.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
January 20, 2013
Road work planned for the week of January 21, 2012.
Opinion: News flash: Democrats, Republicans talk
January 20, 2013 in print edition on A7
Last week, at a meeting in New York, it was announced that a group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers have agreed to get together once in awhile and chat. This made news nationwide.
Area basketball roundup: Holton routs Tongie boys
January 20, 2013
Holton extended its lead to as many as 20 points in the second half of the third-place game at the Tonganoxie Invitational, defeating the Tonganoxie boys basketball team 71-56.
KU pole vaulters shine at summit
January 20, 2013
Kansas University men’s pole vaulters Alex Bishop and Regan Gilbert finished 1-2, and KU standout Natalia Bartnovskaya won the women’s event on Saturday at the UCS Pole Vault Summit.
Kansas tennis 3-9 at Clemson Winter Classic
January 20, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team won just three of nine matches during the second day of the Clemson Indoor Winter Classic on Saturday.
LHS wrestling sixth at Husky Invite
January 20, 2013
Lawrence High wrestling placed sixth at the Husky Invite Saturday at Blue Valley Northwest with 126.5 points. Manhattan (194) edged Newton (189) to win the tournament.
Free State wrestling 11th at Paola
January 20, 2013
Free State High’s wrestling team placed 11th among 16 teams Saturday in the Paola Invitational.
Seabury boys, girls lose at Tonganoxie tourney
January 20, 2013
Eudora won the seventh-place game at the Tonganoxie tournament on Saturday, routing the Seabury boys basketball team, 53-25.
Veritas boys, girls lose to Derby Invasion
January 20, 2013
Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team fought back from a 15-point deficit but couldn’t overtake Derby Invasion, 45-42, on Saturday.
Keepsake Place to help children cope with grief
January 20, 2013
A special program on Jan. 27 will focus on helping children, and their parents, deal with loss and grief. By Peter Hancock
Off the Beaten Plate: Pig in a Blanket at 715
January 20, 2013
Think “pig in a blanket,” and you most likely think “Oscar Mayer wieners” and “elementary school cafeteria.” How could this kid-favorite land a spot on the lunch menu at an artisan, foodie-approved European bistro? By Sara Shepherd.
Kansas quarterback Crist MVP of NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
January 20, 2013
Kansas University quarterback Dayne Crist threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead the National to a 34-0 victory over the American on Saturday at the second annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 19 NBA games
January 20, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
January Final Fridays Preview: Percolator exhibit feels the love
January 20, 2013
“When you put creative people together, amazing stuff happens,” Eric Kirkendall says.
Eudora submitting bid for pedestrian walkway over K-10
January 20, 2013
If all goes as City of Eudora officials hope, a pedestrian walkway over Kansas Interstate 10 will connect the south and north parts of the city within two years. By Shaun Hittle
Brownback budget plan reduces early childhood grants, increases reading initiative
January 20, 2013
In his State of the State speech last week, Gov. Sam Brownback said he wants to spend $12 million to help young students who are having trouble learning to read so that they are reading proficiently by the fourth grade. By Scott Rothschild.
Editorial: Court maneuver
There’s no reason to throw out a judicial selection system that has been working in Kansas for more than 50 years.
January 20, 2013
It would be relatively simple to fix the primary problem that Gov. Sam Brownback and other critics have cited with the state’s process for selecting members of the Kansas Court of Appeals and Kansas Supreme Court. Unfortunately, rather than pursuing a simple fix, the governor and some legislators are advocating throwing out a system that has worked well in Kansas for decades.
Behind the Lens: Carrying a backup a good idea in case camera breaks
January 20, 2013
Camera equipment failure is unavoidable.
25 years ago: City commission votes to take no action on non-discrimination amendment
January 20, 2013
“I don’t think it’s right for laws to get out in front of societal changes….”
Opinion: Care act legal but not workable
January 20, 2013 in print edition on A7
A willow, not an oak. So said conservatives of Chief Justice John Roberts when he rescued the Affordable Care Act — aka Obamacare — from being found unconstitutional. But the manner in which he did this may have made the ACA unworkable, thereby putting it on a path to ultimate extinction.
100 years ago: Local group seeks Sunday store closures
January 20, 2013
“The Alliance [also] disapproved of the showing of motion pictures in a picture house on Sundays.”
Riverkings’ exhibit highlights fishermen who made living on the Kaw
January 20, 2013
“Riverkings” — these generations of fishermen who made their livings and supported their families on the Kansas River are the subject of a new exhibit at the Watkins Community Museum.
40 years ago: Substantial renovations suggested for Community Building
January 20, 2013
The 1940 building was “structurally sound,” the report stated.
Arts Center is finalist for placemaking grant
January 20, 2013
The Lawrence Arts Center has announced it’s one of 104 applicants nationwide to be named a finalist for a grant from ArtPlace, an initiative to accelerate creative placemaking.
Jewish films, discussions will delve into Holocaust and stereotypes
January 20, 2013
Two upcoming documentary film screenings and discussions are planned at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center. Films to be shown are “Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance after the Holocaust” and “Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema.”
Drag queens to help transform contestants at charity fundraiser
January 20, 2013
Ten women will be transformed by consultants into glamorous performers and compete for $10,000 to be donated to their charity of choice during the second annual Transformation by Invitation Only on Jan. 26 at Liberty Hall. The catch - the contestant’s consultants are drag queens. By Meagan Thomas
Baker invites residents, students to sing in community choir
January 20, 2013
Baker University students, Baldwin City and area residents interested in singing are welcome to participate in the Baker University Community Choir. The choir begins its spring season rehearsals Thursday.
Spencer’s new permanent exhibit puts ‘Things’ back in place
January 20, 2013
In museums — where artworks traditionally are isolated by time period, type or region and lined up in one-way-only galleries — those connections fade away. The Spencer Museum of Art’s newest permanent exhibit, however, aims to put things back in their place. By Sara Shepherd.
Horoscopes for Jan. 20
January 20, 2013
For Sunday, Jan. 20: This year you become more stubborn than you have been in the past. Once you become entrenched in a certain way of thinking, you have a difficult time seeing any other path. If you are single, you could fall into a volatile relationship. If you are attached, work on new ways of expressing your frustration and anger with each other.