Archive for Monday, January 21, 2013

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12:02 a.m.
Members of the Kansas University Trumpet Ensemble show off their Kansas University banners on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. 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
6:02 a.m.
Former Kansas State University English professor Thomas E. Murray, 56, was convicted in the 2003 murder of his ex-wife north of Lawrence. He is challenging his sentence Tuesday in a civil case in Douglas County District Court. Convicted murderer in court Tuesday to challenge prison sentence, claims inadequate defense
January 21, 2013
A former Kansas State University English professor convicted of killing his ex-wife in 2003 at her home north of Lawrence will be in court again Tuesday. He has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of his prison sentence.Thomas E. Murray, 56, is serving a sentence of 25 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of Carmin Ross, whose body was discovered Nov. 14, 2003, in her home in the 1800 block of East 1150 Road. A Douglas County jury in 2005 convicted Murray of first-degree murder. By Ian Cummings
12:02 p.m.
An illustration of a red-tailed hawk, published in" A Kansas Bestiary." Friends’ ‘Kansas Bestiary’ tells stories of 15 native animals
January 21, 2013
“A Kansas Bestiary,” from three Lawrence-area friends who share an interest in nature and conservation, draws on a medieval tradition to tell the stories of 15 animals that represent the state of Kansas. Using watercolor illustrations and essays, it connects the animals to literature, American Indian traditions, Kansas’ past and more. Like its European ancestors from 800 or so years ago, this Kansas bestiary is no encyclopedia. But that doesn’t mean it didn’t require painstaking work to produce the essays and watercolor illustrations devoted to 15 different creatures native to the state. By Matt Erickson
1:27 p.m.
During his 18-minute inaugural address Monday, President Barack Obama called on Americans to protect the country's poor and elderly. Monday's inaugural activities include a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation's capital. At right is Vice President Joe Biden. In Obama’s second inaugural address, he calls on U.S. to help poor, elderly
January 21, 2013
Declaring “our journey is not complete,” President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday. By The Associated Press Other Inaugural Coverage • KU trumpeters get last-minute call to perform in presidential inaugural parade • LHS grad has role in inaugural parade • Free State graduate part of honor guard for presidential inauguration
6:40 p.m.
Sharilyn Mathews is organizing a marrow donor drive on Feb. 4 on the Kansas University campus in honor of her husband, Jonathan, who's been diagnosed with two forms of cancer. While this drive won't benefit her husband, Sharilyn Mathews believes that it could help others in need. The event will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Traditions area on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union. KU student organizing marrow donor drive in honor of husband with lymphoma
January 21, 2013
Sharilyn Mathews never expected to organize a marrow donor drive. But as her husband, Jonathan, waits for a stem-cell donor so he can undergo treatment for lymphoma, she’s putting one together in his honor for Feb. 4 at Kansas University. “You like to think that you can kind of control your own life,” Jonathan said, “and all this is out of our hands.”

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