Archive for Friday, January 25, 2013

Also from January 25

How has the smoking ban affected your going-out habits?

Poll results

Response Percent
I go out more.
No effect.
I go out less.
Total 94
Do you knit, crochet or do any other kinds of crafts?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 328
Do you think other states should follow Kansas' proposed elimination of income taxes?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 120

All stories

New NCAA recruiting rules aim for ‘common sense’
January 25, 2013
The NCAA recently adopted more than 25 rule changes that could have a major impact on the way prep athletes make their decisions and, perhaps more significantly, could impact the way college coaches are forced to handle recruiting. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Jayhawk, Sooner become bloody good friends
January 25, 2013
Oklahoma University basketball walk-on James Fraschilla and former Kansas walk-on Jordan Juenemann aren’t related, but forever will be linked by blood. Column by Tom Keegan
Disability advocates cheer new federal guidelines on school sports
January 25, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education now says students with disabilities must have equal opportunity to participate in extracurricular athletics. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence school district audit shows large cash reserves
January 25, 2013
The Lawrence school board will receive its annual audit report when it meets Monday night. By Peter Hancock
Study: Kansas’ smoking ban hasn’t affected business in restaurants, bars
January 25, 2013
A statewide ban on smoking indoors in public places hasn’t stopped the flow of alcohol, according to a study released Friday. By Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Democrats battle Brownback over tax plan
January 25, 2013
Democratic legislative leaders on Friday criticized Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax plan, saying it increased taxes on middle- and low-income Kansans to benefit the wealthy. Meanwhile, the Brownback administration sought to frame the tax package as benefitting all by growing the economy. Scott Rothschild
KU offering free tickets to women for Saturday’s KU-Oklahoma State women’s basketball game
January 25, 2013
In honor of the 27th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Kansas Athletics is offering free admission to women of all ages for the KU women’s basketball team’s 8 p.m. game Saturday against No. 12/11 Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse.
Upcoming Dole Institute events include talk by CEO of Sporting KC, look at Founding Fathers, debate on state tax cuts
January 25, 2013
A talk from the CEO of the Sporting Kansas City soccer team, a historian’s take on our first three presidents and a debate over last year’s state tax cuts are among the items on tap at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics during the spring semester. By Matt Erickson
Federal judge to ask attorney to testify in hearing for ex-KU consultant
January 25, 2013
A federal judge wants a previous attorney for a former Kansas University athletics consultant to testify before the judge rules on a request seeking a shorter sentence in a ticket-scalping conspiracy.
Two men critically injured in Franklin County head-on collision
January 25, 2013
Two men were severely injured in a head-on accident Thursday afternoon on Kansas Highway 68 just east of Pomona.
All lanes reopened on Kansas Turnpike after accident one mile east of East Lawrence Interchange
January 25, 2013
All lanes have reopened on the Kansas Turnpike one mile east of the East Lawrence Interchange after an early-morning accident blocked traffic Friday morning, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation.
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 24 NBA games
January 25, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA games.
Area basketball roundup: Baldwin girls advance to final at Wellsville
January 25, 2013
The Baldwin girls survived St. Marys’ fourth-quarter three-point marksmanship to move on the finals of the Wellsville Top Gun Tournament.
Letter: Rec center idea
January 25, 2013
Regarding the proposed 180,000-square-foot recreational complex, I suggest spreading out the basketball courts among various local neighborhoods with easy access to parks such as: “Dad” Perry, Holcom, Prairie, Centennial, Broken Arrow, Edgewood, Brook Creek, Burcham and the city-owned 37 acres near Free State High School where the original 100,000-square-foot recreation center was planned.
Editorial: Open government
January 25, 2013
A tip of the hat is due to Jacob LaTurner, a Republican from Pittsburg, who took his seat in the Kansas Senate for the first time this month.
Letter: Buckle up
January 25, 2013
Seat belt use (or not) is in the news again, as several recent accidents during which nonbuckled men were thrown from their cars and met their deaths, which most likely would have been avoided had they worn their seat belts. I am a strong advocate of seat belt use. My teenage daughter and her friend were in a bad accident years ago. They were saved by their use of seat belts. I am talking about 17-year-olds. She made me proud!
40 years ago: Haskell student found slain on Mass Street
January 25, 2013
Students at Haskell Indian Junior College today were mourning the death of Jake D. Garcia.
100 years ago: State legislators accept invitation to visit KU campus
January 25, 2013
“It is expected that the House will also accept the invitation and join the senators in the trip of inspection.”
25 years ago: Dole autobiography places senator at wrong university
January 25, 2013
Many KU Jayhawks were writhing today at the news that the book contained a crucial error.
Opinion: Obama: From dreamer to politician
January 25, 2013 in print edition on A8
In his essay “Politics as a Vocation,” the German sociologist Max Weber famously wrote that “politics is a strong and slow boring of hard boards.” In this sense, it seems possible that Barack Obama has finally come to embrace the vocation of politics as he begins his second term as president.
Horoscopes for Jan. 25
January 25, 2013
For Friday, Jan. 25: This year, you often juggle different views, feelings and thoughts. You wonder whether to do what you feel or do what you think. If you are single, there is a constant flow of potential suitors. If you are attached, a newfound intensity emerges, especially if you defer to your sweetie.
Senate panel backs judicial selection change
January 25, 2013
A proposal for overhauling how Kansas fills vacancies on its appellate courts cleared a state Senate committee Thursday, and the full chamber expects to vote on it next week.