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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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MLK Day takes on added significance
11:18 p.m., January 21, 2013 Updated 03:30 p.m.
With Washington, D.C., full of pomp and circumstance for the second inauguration of the nation’s first black president, Kansas University on Monday held its own ceremony to honor the man who may have helped pave President Barack Obama’s way. More than 50 people stood in the Strong Hall rotunda to listen to excerpts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” before proceeding with lighted candles to a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in the Kansas Union. By Adam Strunk
Key to fighting obesity is in small changes, not quick fix
January 21, 2013
As the first month of the year comes to an end, so do most people’s new year resolutions, many of which are weight-loss related. Despite the many resolutions, diet plans and weight loss challenges more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. How did we get there and what can we do to get healthy? By Meagan Thomas
Food hub’ seen as way to promote local agriculture
January 21, 2013
The Douglas County Food Policy Council hopes to establish a central purchasing and distribution facility to supply local food to institutional customers in the area. By Peter Hancock
Postponed: Maintenance taking place on KUsports.com
06:30 p.m., January 21, 2013 Updated 06:42 p.m.
Update: Tonight’s scheduled maintenance on KUsports.com has been postponed.
Opinion: Weber great hire for K-State
January 21, 2013
An upset against Kansas in Bramlage Coliseum would vault Kansas State’s Bruce Weber into the driver’s seat for national Coach of the Year honors. By Tom Keegan
County offers dust treatment for residents on gravel roads
January 21, 2013
For a fee, Douglas County will treat gravel roads to reduce dust for residents. By Peter Hancock
Brownback budget has Democrats, moderate Republicans facing dilemma
January 21, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican, has Democrats and moderate Republicans between a rock and a hard place. By Scott Rothschild.
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.”
Valley Falls man dies in single-vehicle accident in Jefferson County
January 21, 2013
A Valley Falls man died and a McLouth man was taken to Kansas University Hospital following a single-vehicle accident Sunday in Jefferson County. By Shaun Hittle
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
Strauss, Mayo commit to NW Missouri St. football
January 21, 2013
One of the top high school football players in the state, Lawrence High senior Brad Strauss, has ended his college recruitment. He and teammate Erick Mayo verbally committed with Northwest Missouri State University on Sunday.
KU moves up to No. 2 in coaches poll, No. 3 in AP
January 21, 2013
The Kansas men’s basketball team moved up to No. 2 in the latest USA Today coaches poll and also into a tie for third in the latest Associated Press poll released Monday.
How Keegan voted: Jan. 21 AP college basketball ballot
January 21, 2013
The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan’s ballot for the Jan. 21 Associated Press men’s basketball poll.
Three Lawrence men arrested on robbery and burglary charges
January 21, 2013
Three Lawrence men were arrested Sunday night on multiple charges stemming from an incident in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane. By Shaun Hittle
KU student arrested Sunday on rape charge
January 21, 2013
A 21-year-old Kansas University student was arrested Sunday evening on a charge of raping an unconscious woman. By Shaun Hittle
Lawrence man being held on $200k bond after missing court appearance in Johnson County
January 21, 2013
A 35-year-old Lawrence man is being held on a $200,000 bond at the Douglas County Jail after he missed a court appearance in Johnson County. By Shaun Hittle
Ben McLemore wins Big 12 rookie of the week
January 21, 2013
Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore was named the Big 12’s rookie of the week, the conference announced Monday morning.
Postponed: Monday evening maintenance scheduled for our websites
06:00 a.m., January 21, 2013 Updated 06:34 p.m.
Update: Tonight’s schedule maintenance on LJWorld.com, Lawrence.com, KUsports.com and WellCommons.com has been postponed.
How to help: Headquarters needs volunteers to answer hotline calls
January 21, 2013
Headquarters Counseling Center is seeking empathetic, caring, and non-judgmental volunteers to answer its counseling and suicide prevention hotline calls.
Lawrence Humane Society seeking temporary housing for up to 60 dogs
January 21, 2013
The Lawrence Humane Society will be undergoing kennel repairs in February and is in need of temporary housing for up to 60 dogs. By Meagan Thomas
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
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to honor 3 for service to community at annual meeting
January 21, 2013
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will honor three community members for their service to Lawrence on Friday during its annual meeting. By Meagan Thomas
Small changes add up to new look
Treat yourself to a makeover, one small step at a time
January 21, 2013
Maybe you don’t have a head-to-toe makeover scheduled anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try out a new, better look. We talked to local fashion and beauty experts to get ideas for easy small changes that make a big impact.
Curly hair care: Stylists encourage women to ‘embrace it,’ not straighten it
January 21, 2013
Women often view their stylists as pseudo-therapists, and stylist Ryan Crowell said curly haired clients are among his most guilt-ridden. For several years, straight and sleek served as the coveted hair style for women throughout the country, leaving women with curly hair frustrated and apologetic over their natural texture but that isn’t the case now.
Fix-It Chick: How to tackle graffiti removal
January 21, 2013
If pressure washing alone will not remove the graffiti, a chemical remover may be the answer.
Lawrence Laundry: Secrets of a style scout
January 21, 2013
“This is your job?” is the question I’m most frequently asked when I interview someone for Style Scout, a Q&A column in the Journal-World that features Lawrence’s most fashionably (or interestingly) dressed. Style Scout is a simple and fun piece, but for me, for a mere five minutes, I get to be entrenched in a person’s everyday life.
Daytripper: Oklahoma City is more than OK
January 21, 2013
When Bobby Troupe wrote “Oklahoma City looks mighty pretty” in the Route 66 song back in 1946, he had no idea just how beautiful OKC was going to get by 2013.
Double Take: Take depression in teens seriously
January 21, 2013
Dear Dr. Wes and Katie: We used to hear a lot about depressed teenagers. Then there was the concern about too many kids being on antidepressants and that medication might even make things worse. What’s your current view of this? I can’t tell if my daughter is just moody like a normal kid or if there’s something more wrong. I don’t want to label her for no good reason.
25 years ago: KU administrator responds to AIDS education task force
January 21, 2013
She rejected one recommendation calling for condom-vending machines in campus rest rooms.
40 years ago: Friends of city library organize group, plan book sale
January 21, 2013
Thirty individuals had joined the organization at its first general meeting this week.
Opinion: World watches as Syrians suffer
January 21, 2013 in print edition on A6
Syria has become the world’s ugliest reality show. Anyone with access to YouTube can watch grisly videos of Syrian government aircraft deliberately bombing civilians — in breadlines, mosques, universities, apartment buildings, and outdoor markets.
100 years ago: Mayor to poll residents on water-plant issues
January 21, 2013
“He places the responsibility where it belongs and if any kicking is to be done now is a good time.”
Horoscopes for Jan. 21
January 21, 2013
For Monday, Jan. 21: This year you are more verbal than usual. Your imagination stars as one of your strongest assets, and loved ones admire your creativity. If you are single, you could meet one of your greatest loves at any moment this year. If you are attached, you start acting like newfound lovers who are full of romantic expectations.
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
Marriages
January 21, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending January 18, 2013.
Divorces
January 21, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending January 18, 2013.
Bankruptcies
January 21, 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.
Around and about in local business
January 21, 2013
Local business news for the week ending January 18, 2013.
Editorial: Tapping the turnpike
Drawing the Kansas Turnpike into the Kansas Department of Transportation may be another case of trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exist.
January 21, 2013
The Kansas Turnpike, born out of the old Kansas Highway Department, now is in its 50s but looking great! That’s why it seems to make little sense to step backwards and combine Kansas Turnpike Authority operations with today’s Kansas Department of Transportation as a money-saving venture, as Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing.
Opinion: Secretary defends programs for needy
January 21, 2013
The Lawrence Journal-World’s Jan. 10 editorial characterizes state policies for the administration of the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program as a “cause for concern.”
New Eudora police chief settling in
January 21, 2013
New Eudora Police Chief Bill Edwards, 60, who began in December, recently sat down with the Journal-World to talk about his background, his impressions of Eudora and his vision for the police department moving forward. By Shaun Hittle