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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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.