Archive for Thursday, January 24, 2013

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LHS girls fall in first round at Emporia tourney
January 24, 2013
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team gave Topeka Seaman all it wanted in the first half. But Seaman outscored the Lions by 11 points in the third quarter and claimed a 60-45 victory Thursday night in the first round of the Emporia Tournament.
Opinion: Geubelle, KU track have plenty to smile about this season
January 24, 2013
Kansas University All-American horizontal jumper Andrea Geubelle and the KU women’s track and field team are poised to make a run at the national championship, writes Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan.
Lexus driver leads police on brief chase
January 24, 2013
Lawrence police briefly chased a vehicle on East 15th street before calling off the pursuit.
Missouri tax debate focuses on Kansas
January 24, 2013
Envious of big tax cuts in neighboring Kansas, Missouri Republicans outlined ambitious plans Thursday to cut state income taxes in hopes of deterring businesses and residents in western Missouri from moving across the state line.
Jewish cemetery gets national designation
January 24, 2013
A Jewish cemetery near Eudora, founded in the Civil War era, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The B’Nai Israel Cemetery, 1301 East 2100 Road, was added to the national register on Jan. 2.
Young athlete trades a life of crime for the opportunity to excel
10:25 p.m., January 24, 2013 Updated 12:07 a.m.
Less than a year after he confessed to his coach and teammates about stealing from the team locker room, LaPhonso McKinnis has turned his life around as a star wrestler for Shawnee Mission Northwest. “Working for something is a way better feeling than stealing it and trying to hide it from somebody,” he says. “The stuff I’ve earned I can show everybody.” By Stephen Montemayor
FSHS girls open Firebird Winter Classic with record victory
January 24, 2013
Placing an atypical starting five on the floor didn’t stop Free State High’s girls basketball team from thumping Highland Park, 79-22, Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Firebird Winter Classic. By Benton Smith
Dredging companies forced to look toward dry land
06:53 p.m., January 24, 2013 Updated 08:38 p.m.
A decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close off portions of the Kansas River to sand dredging leaves a controversial proposal for open pit mining as the only option for two local firms. By Peter Hancock
Two child care facilities to close in Lawrence
January 24, 2013
Sunshine Acres Montessori and Imagine Drop-In Child Care both cite state budget cuts and other financial constraints as reasons for closing. By Peter Hancock
One traffic fatality, 7 DUI crashes reported by KHP over New Year’s holiday
January 24, 2013
The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to one fatality accident and seven DUI crashes during the New Year’s holiday.
KU Hospital announces new plan to improve patient experience, streamline operations
January 24, 2013
Kansas University Hospital on Thursday announced plans to work more closely with its physicians to create a more integrated clinical enterprise, a step that leaders said would improve experiences for patients and allow for better medical education.
KU, Brownback joining to hold conference on slavery, human trafficking
January 24, 2013
Kansas University and Gov. Sam Brownback next week will co-sponsor a conference examining modern-day slavery and human trafficking, KU announced Thursday.
KU student arrested on felony drug charges Wednesday night
January 24, 2013
An 18-year-old Kansas University student was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of felony possession of marijuana and other drug charges. By Ian Cummings
House committee approves bill that would prohibit teachers union from using voluntary paycheck donations for political advocacy
03:44 p.m., January 24, 2013 Updated 07:22 p.m.
A House committee on Thursday approved a bill that would prohibit the Kansas National Education Association from taking voluntary paycheck donations from teachers and using those funds for political advocacy. By Scott Rothschild
Network service restored for AT&T customers, say staff at 23rd Street store
January 24, 2013
AT&T customers who found their phone or other services out of order this morning should restart their phones this afternoon to regain service, say staff at the telecommunications company’s store at 520 West 23rd St.
Questions abound as new arts group starts work
01:35 p.m., January 24, 2013 Updated 07:34 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration tried to launch a new statewide arts initiative on Thursday, but questions arose immediately about how to proceed. By Scott Rothschild
Fire damages houses, boat, trailer in North Lawrence
January 24, 2013
A fire damaged a boat, a trailer and at least one home in the 300 block of North Fourth Street about noon Thursday.
Police suspect no foul play in death of man from knife wound
January 24, 2013
No foul play is suspected in the death of a man who suffered a knife wound in his chest Wednesday, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.
Mario Chalmers to have jersey retired at halftime of Texas game
10:58 a.m., January 24, 2013 Updated 12:02 a.m.
Former Kansas guard Mario Chalmers will have his No. 15 jersey retired at halftime of the ESPN College Gameday Texas at Kansas men’s basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 16, KU announced Thursday. By Gary Bedore
Douglas County land transfers for the week ending Jan. 14, 2013
January 24, 2013
Douglas County land transfers for the week ending Jan. 14, 2013.
Our Town Sports for Jan. 24
January 24, 2013
A weekly roundup of local events, results and happenings.
Seabury basketball swept by Pembroke Hill
January 24, 2013
Bishop Seabury Academy never recovered from the fourth-quarter foul-out of freshman Caleb Owino, faltering down the stretch in a 56-35 boys basketball loss to Pembroke Hill on Wednesday night at Seabury.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Do No Harm’ makes no sense
January 24, 2013
‘‘Do No Harm” (9 p.m., NBC) offers a curious blend of medical procedural mixed with a 21st-century update of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”
Editorial: Active election
It’s been a long time since Lawrence has had so many people interested in joining the Lawrence City Commission.
January 24, 2013
It’s been a long time since Lawrence has had so many people interested in joining the Lawrence City Commission. The fact that voters will have the opportunity to consider 11 candidates for three commission seats makes the upcoming primary and general elections particularly important.
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 23 NBA games
January 24, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games.
40 years ago: Local residents express cautious relief at Vietnam ceasefire news
January 24, 2013
“It’s sort of hard to believe. I’ll just wait and see.”
100 years ago: Over 50 new students to join high school at second semester
January 24, 2013
“It is a great day for these boys and girls when they leave the grade schools….”
Opinion: Eminent domain meets free speech
January 24, 2013 in print edition on A6
A drearily familiar dialectic is on display here: Government is behaving badly in order to silence protests of other bad behavior. It is violating the Constitution’s First Amendment, stifling speech about its violation of the Fifth Amendment, as it was properly construed until 2005.
Opinion: Lack of clarity hurts U.S. foreign policy
January 24, 2013 in print edition on A6
As President Obama embarks on his second term, his foreign-policy strategy remains murky. Clearly, the president wants, and needs, to focus heavily on domestic problems. In his own words: “As we turn the page on a decade of war, it’s time to do some nation-building here at home.” Granted.
Style Scout: Cleo Lemaster
January 24, 2013
Describe your style: Bust magazine meets “The Virgin Suicides” meets Harajuku
Style Scout: Ryan Desett
January 24, 2013
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Nothing. It’s nice.
25 years ago: Old downtown shoe-repair store closes its doors
January 24, 2013
“With pride and sorrow after 75 years and one million shoes repaired, we have retired from business….”
LHS girls look to regroup at Emporia tourney
January 24, 2013
Lawrence High girls basketball coach Nick Wood wants his players to use the next three days at the Glacier’s Edge Invitational, in Emporia, to figure out who they are as a group. By Benton Smith
FSHS girls healthy in time for Firebird Winter Classic
January 24, 2013
Though recently limited at practices due to injuries and illnesses, Free State High’s girls basketball team expects to be at full strength for the Firebird Winter Classic. By Benton Smith
Tune In Tonight: ‘Incredible’ is torture for adults
January 24, 2013
How bad is “Incredible Crew” (8 p.m., Cartoon Network)? Let’s just say “Incredible” requires us to sit through contrived bits featuring adolescents trying too hard to be comedians. And the first episode is called “Farting Grandpa.” And there’s a belabored comedy rap video.
Horoscopes for Jan. 24
January 24, 2013
For Thursday, Jan. 24: This year you’ll want to avoid power plays at all costs. You might generate a lot of plans only to find that many of them will fall apart. If you are single, your nurturing style draws many people to you. If you are attached, dive into a new hobby with your sweetie.
Garden Calendar: Soil pH plays important role in plant growth
January 24, 2013
Gardeners love talking about soil, but we are often missing the important topic of soil pH.