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Archive for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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12:04 a.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.”
6:00 a.m.
This is a view from the front balcony of the Senate chambers at the Topeka Capitol building. Several images were merged in Photoshop to created the panorama. 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.
12:00 p.m.
Helen Henry, 7, of Lawrence, gets ready for a candlelight vigil from Strong Hall on the Kansas University campus to the Kansas Union. Dozens of people took part in Monday’s vigil honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Day takes on added significance
11:18 p.m., January 21, 2013 Updated 3:30 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
4:00 p.m.
Kansas State coach Bruce Weber gestures to players during the second half of a game against Oklahoma State Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Manhattan. Swagger State: No. 11 Wildcats enter Showdown on a roll
January 22, 2013
Kansas State University’s No. 11-ranked basketball team carries a healthy dose of confidence into tonight’s showdown against No. 3-rated Kansas. By Gary Bedore
11:31 p.m.
Kansas guard Elijah Johnson waves goodbye to the Bramlage Coliseum crowd after the Jayhawks' 59-55 win over Kansas State on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Sealed with a kiss: Travis Releford’s ‘unbelievable’ game lifts KU over K-State
January 22, 2013
Kansas senior Travis Releford, who scored 12 points off 5-of-6 shooting, perhaps more importantly held Kansas State’s Rodney McGruder to 13 points off 4-of-12 shooting as the Jayhawks held off the Wildcats, 59-55, on Tuesday night in Bramlage Coliseum. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio

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Sealed with a kiss: Travis Releford’s ‘unbelievable’ game lifts KU over K-State
January 22, 2013
Kansas senior Travis Releford, who scored 12 points off 5-of-6 shooting, perhaps more importantly held Kansas State’s Rodney McGruder to 13 points off 4-of-12 shooting as the Jayhawks held off the Wildcats, 59-55, on Tuesday night in Bramlage Coliseum. By Gary Bedore • Box score • KU coach Bill Self postgame audio
City starts process to approve tax abatement, sales tax exemption for Rock Chalk Park project
January 22, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners unanimously agreed to start the process of issuing $40 million worth of industrial revenue bonds that will provide property and sales tax breaks for the proposed Rock Chalk Park. By Chad Lawhorn
City gives more thought to whether glass ought to be included in proposed curbside recycling program
January 22, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday began to find out they have a whole host of tough questions to answer before creating a new curbside recycling service. Should the city service accept glass? Should the city give preference to a local contractor? What should the city do to compensate several mom-and-pop recycling companies that likely will be put out of business? By Chad Lawhorn
Ex-KU football player Elvis Patterson arrested on drunken driving charge for second time
January 22, 2013
Former Kansas University football player Elvis Patterson was arrested in Douglas County in the 1600 block of East 23rd Street early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Three Lawrence men charged in Sunday robbery, burglary
January 22, 2013
Three Lawrence men face charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and battery in connection with a Sunday night incident in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane.
KU student charged with rape
January 22, 2013
A 21-year-old Kansas University student has been charged with rape.
Four candidates to vie for school board seats
January 22, 2013
The 2013 school board race has drawn fewer candidates than either of the last two elections. By Peter Hancock
Army Corps wants thorough review of dredging impact on Kansas River
January 22, 2013
Federal officials have extended five sand dredging permits from the Kansas River for one year while a thorough evaluation of potential impacts continues. By Scott Rothschild
Gov. Brownback says he believes a resolution can be reached between KU Med and abortion opponents
January 22, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday said he believed resolution can be reached between Kansas University Medical Center and abortion opponents over training in terminating pregnancies. By Scott Rothschild
Kansas lawmakers, education groups react with caution to efficiency task force report
January 22, 2013
Final recommendations from Gov. Sam Brownback’s School Efficiency Task Force include calls for changes in budgeting and teacher pay. By Peter Hancock
Kansas Bioscience Authority awards more than $1.6 million in grants to four companies
January 22, 2013
The Kansas Bioscience Authority committed more than $1.6 million Tuesday to help companies expand or open operations in the state. One grant, for $200,000, went to HylaPharm, a Lawrence-based drug company led by two Kansas University professors. By Matt Erickson
Memphis trades ex-KU guard Josh Selby to Cleveland
January 22, 2013
The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to trade former Kansas University guard Josh Selby, Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington and a future first-round draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Jon Leuer.
Lawrence City Commission race attracts 11 candidates, including four new candidates who file on deadline day
January 22, 2013
A total of 11 candidates — the highest number in years — filed for a seat on the Lawrence City Commission, with four new entrants into the race beating the Tuesday filing deadline. By Chad Lawhorn
KU student critically injured in accident at Iowa Street and Harvard Road
01:31 p.m., January 22, 2013 Updated 04:38 p.m.
A truck northbound on Iowa Street collided with a bicyclist near the intersection of Harvard Road around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, critically injuring the cyclist.
Statehouse Live: Commissioner Praeger urges state to partner with feds on health insurance exchange
January 22, 2013
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger on Tuesday urged legislators to join with the federal government in putting together a health insurance exchange that is a key component of the Affordable Care Act. By Scott Rothschild.
40 years after Roe v. Wade, abortion foes march on; many looking to Kansas
11:34 a.m., January 22, 2013 Updated 01:39 p.m.
Abortion opponents marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Tuesday with workshops, prayers and calls for more legislation chipping away at the abortion rights the U.S. Supreme Court decision seemed to guarantee.
KU announces Indiana University administrator as second candidate for top Edwards Campus job
January 22, 2013
The second candidate announced for the top job at the Kansas University Edwards Campus is a professor and administrator at Indiana University.
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 21 NBA games
January 22, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA games.
Glass: Royals’ expectations on rise
January 22, 2013
David Glass was as excited as anyone with the Kansas City organization about the offseason moves that led to a revamped pitching rotation.
Lions’ Hunter Haralson grappling with season-ending injury
January 22, 2013
Lawrence High wrestling standout Hunter Haralson is recovering from season-ending Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. By Benton Smith
All-star showing boosts Dayne Crist’s stock
January 22, 2013
Former Kansas University quarterback Dayne Crist boosted his NFL Draft stock tremendously during the past two weeks, turning in a solid performance at one all-star game and earning MVP honors at another. By Matt Tait
Swagger State: No. 11 Wildcats enter Showdown on a roll
January 22, 2013
Kansas State University’s No. 11-ranked basketball team carries a healthy dose of confidence into tonight’s showdown against No. 3-rated Kansas. By Gary Bedore
Letter: Turnpike value
January 22, 2013
In the ’50s, there was a need for a major road and not much extra cash in the Kansas till. The answer was a private corporation to build and maintain a road through tolls. The bonds were floated and the road was built from Kansas City to the Oklahoma border (or the other way if you read the mileposts).
Editorial: Corporate farms
The state should be cautious about changing 80-year-old restrictions on corporate farming.
January 22, 2013
Accommodating corporate farming in Kansas may be a tough row to hoe.
Opinion: Stan Musial, indeed, ‘The Man’
January 22, 2013 in print edition on A11
Baseball great Stan Musial died over the weekend. He was 92. In September 2007, I was invited to make a speech to a civic group in St. Louis. I told the person who invited me I would come on one condition: that I could meet Stan Musial.
Opinion: Saudis show signs of progress
January 22, 2013 in print edition on A11
Recently, Saudi Arabia saw something that people in the kingdom often talk about but rarely witness — a potentially important political reform. King Abdullah announced Jan. 11 that 30 women would join the kingdom’s Shura Council, a consultative body of 150 people, and that women henceforth would hold 20 percent of the seats. Skeptics cautioned that it’s a symbolic move, since this is an advisory group that doesn’t actually enact any legislation. But it’s a powerful symbol, according to men and women here.
25 years ago: Poll queries residents on second high school
January 22, 2013
The results showed a divided Lawrence.
100 years ago: Experiment in explosives proves painful for local boy
January 22, 2013
“‘Look out there, Jack.’ ‘Oh, I ain’t scared, it ain’t going to go off.’”
40 years ago: Weather-weary Lawrence area receives additional snow
January 22, 2013
The official January snowfall total now stood at 11 inches.
Horoscopes for Jan. 22
January 22, 2013
For Tuesday, Jan. 22: This year your self-expression attracts many people, and often inspires them. Your words carry power and energy with them. If you are single, you will establish a meaningful bond, if that is what you desire. If you are attached, you’ll romance your sweetie and reinvigorate your bond.
Tune In Tonight: New cooking show uses blind taste tests
January 22, 2013
When in doubt, imitate. “The Taste” (7 p.m., ABC) borrows a concept from “The Voice” and asks competitors, ranging from professional chefs to adventurous home cooks, to submit their offerings to a “blind” taste test. The celebrity judges won’t be told the name of the dish, the nature of its ingredients or the biography of its creator until they sample and pass judgment.