Archive for Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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LHS wrestlers overwhelm FSHS
January 23, 2013
Lawrence High’s wrestlers, ranked No. 7 in the Class 6A team standings, came into Wednesday’s City Showdown against rival Free State as heavy favorites. The Lions then proved their superiority by taking victories in nine of the 13 contested weight classes and winning eight of those by pinfall. By Benton Smith
Bill Self: Kansas ‘thinks it should win’
January 23, 2013
So far, the 2012-13 Kansas University men’s basketball team shares an important trait with last year’s NCAA runner-up squad. By Gary Bedore
Director of adult education center to resign
January 23, 2013
Sharen Steele will resign as director of the Centennial Adult Education Center for the Lawrence school district.
KU women roll over Texas, 76-38
08:54 p.m., January 23, 2013 Updated 09:57 p.m.
The Kansas University women’s basketball team raced out to a 26-8 lead over Texas on Wednesday night and never looked back, dropping the Longhorns 76-38 and snapping a three-game conference losing streak in the process. By Matt Tait
Kansas House panel passes judicial selection change
08:34 p.m., January 23, 2013 Updated 07:49 p.m.
A proposal favored by some conservative Republicans to give Kansas governors and lawmakers more power over appointments to the state’s appellate courts cleared a legislative committee Wednesday. By The Associated Press
Lawrence man jumps in to help police officer subdue out-of-control suspect
January 23, 2013
A 25-year-old Lawrence man jumped in to help a police officer struggling to subdue a man who is suspected of caving in the roof of a car in traffic Saturday night on the Kansas University campus. By Ian Cummings
Lawrence police issue 31 seat belt citations in special enforcement
January 23, 2013
Lawrence police wrote 31 tickets to people who were not wearing their seat belts Tuesday night, as part of a special, grant-funded enforcement effort, according to Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.
New research, assisted by KU ice sheet center, provides hints of climate change effects
January 23, 2013
New research published this week provides never-before-seen clues about what could happen to the Greenland ice sheet as global temperatures rise, and it was made possible in part by a Kansas University research center. By Matt Erickson
County Commission OKs paint party event at fairgrounds
January 23, 2013
Promoters expect up to 6,000 people at an event April 26 dubbed the “world’s largest paint party.” By Peter Hancock
Knology customers report outages in west Lawrence
January 23, 2013
Knology customers in west Lawrence are reporting phone and Internet service outages.
Meriden woman critically injured in Jefferson County head-on collision
January 23, 2013
A 56-year-old woman is listed in fair condition at Kansas University Hospital after suffering severe injuries Tuesday afternoon in a head-on collision on Kansas Highway 4, less than two miles south of Meriden in Jefferson County.
KU student in serious condition after being hit by truck Tuesday
January 23, 2013
Matthew G. Koontz, 22, is in serious condition at Kansas University Medical center after being hit by a truck Tuesday while riding a bicycle across the intersection of Iowa Street and Harvard Road.
Business, labor clash over bill aimed at restricting union politicking
05:30 p.m., January 23, 2013 Updated 07:57 p.m.
Business interests on Wednesday called for the eradication of public employee unions as they pushed for passage of a bill that unions said would limit their ability to participate in politics. By Scott Rothschild
Brownback seeking end of property tax deduction for homeowners
January 23, 2013
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants to eliminate two popular state income tax deductions for homeowners, and even some of his conservative Republican allies in the Legislature said Wednesday they were surprised to learn he’s targeting both. By The Associated Press
Lawrence school district hosting informational meetings on bond issue
January 23, 2013
Community meetings will be held in schools throughout the district to explain and discuss the proposed $92.5 million bond proposal. By Peter Hancock
Police investigating death of man who suffered knife wound to his chest
January 23, 2013
Police are investigating the death of a man who suffered a knife wound in his chest Wednesday afternoon at a house in the 1800 block of Haskell Avenue.
Repairs under way after gas leak prompts evacuation at Kennedy School
01:50 p.m., January 23, 2013 Updated 02:58 p.m.
The school’s gymnasium and playground remain open for after-school programs while gas service is shut off and maintenance staff make repairs . By Peter Hancock
Bite Sighs: Ultimate cheesecake a resolution-buster
January 23, 2013
Did you make a bunch of resolutions like eating healthy foods, cutting back on sugar and losing weight? Here’s a recipe here that’s gonna break all of them at once.
Soup swap: Friends gather to exchange soup at parties nationwide
January 23, 2013
Now in its seventh year, National Soup Swap Day where groups of friends get together to exchange soup — is officially celebrated on the third Saturday in January — this year it’s Jan. 26.
Opinion: Inaugural address marked end of era
January 23, 2013 in print edition on A7
How fitting that Richard Blanco chose the sun. A 44-year-old poet raised in Miami, the first Cuban-American and the first openly gay person ever to deliver a presidential inauguration poem, he used the earth star to frame his composition, “One Today,” at Monday’s ceremony before the U.S. Capitol. Blanco found poetic significance in tracing the many disparate American lives, the truck drivers and schoolchildren, the waitpersons and accountants, upon whom it sheds light during its daily trek across the sky.
Area basketball roundup: Perry-Lecompton boys defeat Oskaloosa, 53-40
January 23, 2013
Zach Linquist scored 14 points to lead Perry-Lecompton in high school boys basketball on Tuesday night.
Firebirds place third, Lions fifth at Topeka swim meet
January 23, 2013
Free State placed third and Lawrence High tied for fifth on Tuesday at the Topeka Swimming and Diving Invitational.
Notebook: Naadir Tharpe keeps his cool; Kevin Young jokes about his ‘pass’
January 23, 2013
Naadir Tharpe insists he wasn’t nervous when he stepped to the free-throw line with 22 seconds left in Kansas’ narrow victory at Kansas State. By Gary Bedore
Warren, Lions girls 1st at Washburn Rural bowling quad
January 23, 2013
Lawrence High’s girls bowling team continued its winning streak on Tuesday, placing first at the Washburn Rural quad at Westridge Lanes.
Opinion: Ben McLemore once again shows his huge upside
January 23, 2013
On a night he watched from the bench in foul trouble and too often from the perimeter when in the game, red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore again showed he’s the player on the roster with the most untapped potential. By Tom Keegan
KU’s losing streak in mind, Goodrich closes on 1,000 points
January 23, 2013
Kansas University senior guard Angel Goodrich needs just four points tonight — 7 p.m. vs. Texas at Allen Fieldhouse — to join KU’s 1,000-point club, but she says she’s more concerned with the Jayhawks’ three-game, conference losing streak. By Matt Tait
Martin, Free State girls win home bowling quad
January 23, 2013
Free State’s Brianne Martin bowled one of the best games of her life on Tuesday as the Firebirds’ girls took first place at their home quadrangular. By Benton Smith
Wildcats try, but die, by the three
January 23, 2013
Kansas State’s offensive strategy coming into Tuesday’s men’s basketball game was to avoid Kansas University shot-blocker Jeff Withey by trying to shoot open shots on the outside. By Jesse Newell
Firebirds, Lions take rivalry 1-on-1 in city wrestling showdown
January 23, 2013
In the realm of high school wrestling, some meets just mean more than others. Any Lion or Firebird could vouch for that as both Lawrence High and Free State head into today’s City Showdown dual — 7 p.m. start at FSHS. By Benton Smith
Letter: School priority
January 23, 2013
The education of our youth appears to be a low priority, if any priority, for our Kansas governor. Yet, to ignore the education of our youth is to sentence them to a life of slavery. Yes, slavery, the slavery of ignorance. Not having a good education in today’s society will limit — no, it will eliminate — the future success of our Kansas youth and, in turn, stifle the technological growth and job creation of the state.
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 22 NBA games
January 23, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday’s NBA games.
40 years ago: Legislative bill encourages athletic contests with WSU
January 23, 2013
KU had published complete schedules through 1980 without Wichita State appearing on any of them.
Opinion: Obama issues a call to arms
January 23, 2013 in print edition on A7
On the eve of Inauguration Day, White House political strategist David Plouffe promised that President Obama’s inaugural address would include a call for bipartisan cooperation.
25 years ago: KU introduces new online library catalog
January 23, 2013
The system was to replace the old card-catalog system.
Editorial: Tax balance
Canceling the state sales tax decline and eliminating the mortgage interest deduction on income taxes will help the state treasury but hurt many low- and middle-income Kansans.
January 23, 2013
As Gov. Sam Brownback pushes toward his goal of eliminating state income taxes in Kansas, he is recommending a couple of tax measures that will offset the loss of state revenue from lower income tax rates but may be a hard blow for low- and middle-income people in the state.
100 years ago: Child patient writes with gratitude to KU hospital
January 23, 2013
“Endorsement of the work of the state of Kansas in caring for its crippled children came today to the office of Chancellor Frank Strong.”
Horoscopes for Jan. 23
January 23, 2013
For Wednesday, Jan. 23: This year you often might be inclined to risk. What you take chances on will define how you feel about success and failure. If you are single, you could meet someone through your day-to-day life. If you are attached, the two of you might decide to splurge on a long-desired trip.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Drones’ investigates unmanned aircraft inventors, pilots
January 23, 2013
“NOVA” (8 p.m., PBS) lifts the veil off our most secret weapon — just slightly. “Rise of the Drones” examines the inventors and pilots behind the unmanned aircraft that have been an essential — and largely clandestine — part of American espionage and warfare since 2001.