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Defense lifts FSHS girls to Winter Classic crown
January 26, 2013
No one would have handed Free State High’s girls basketball team an award for offensive proficiency following its Saturday afternoon game against Washburn Rural, but defense earned the Firebirds a 43-31 victory and their second straight Firebird Winter Classic championship trophy. By Benton Smith
KU women fall to OSU, 65-52
January 26, 2013
Oklahoma State muscled its way to a 65-52 victory over Kansas University’s women’s basketball team. By Tom Keegan
Notebook: Elijah Johnson believes shooting will improve; KU will wear alternate unis Monday
January 26, 2013
Kansas guard Elijah Johnson did not score or dish an assist while playing just nine minutes the first half Saturday. Two quick fouls cut into his playing time. By Gary Bedore
OU’s Romero Osby: Pump-fakes had no effect on Jeff Withey
January 26, 2013
Oklahoma’s Romero Osby, who had made at least half of his shots in each of his last 10 games, didn’t come close to that Saturday, posting just 12 points on 4-for-16 shooting against Kansas center Jeff Withey. By Jesse Newell
Life of the party: Jeff Withey’s blocks highlight KU’s win over OU
09:26 p.m., January 26, 2013 Updated 09:47 p.m.
Kansas center Jeff Withey’s defensive performance — he blocked four shots and came away with three steals — helped the Jayhawks improve to 18-1 overall and 6-0 in the Big 12 following a 67-54 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday. By Gary Bedore• Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio
Opinion: KU not perfect but still deserving of No. 1 spot
January 26, 2013
Kansas isn’t a team without flaws, but that doesn’t mean that the Jayhawks aren’t the best team in the country right now, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio
Wichita superfan with Jayhawkmobile a big hit with KU fans Saturday
January 26, 2013
Terrell Miller, of Wichita, was in town for the men’s basketball game today with his 1989 Chevy Caprice Classic — what some might call a Jayhawkmobile.
No injuries reported in Indiana Street fire
January 26, 2013
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews responded to a fire at a house in the 900 block of Indiana Street about 8 a.m. Saturday.
Area basketball roundup: Eudora girls edge Paola
January 26, 2013
Eudora (5-9) edged past Paola by two points after trailing by three at halftime.
Lions girls lose second straight at Emporia Tournament
January 26, 2013
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team dropped its second straight game in the Emporia Tournament on Friday, falling to Derby, 55-38, in the consolation semifinals.
Pentathlete Vollmer breaks KU record at Jayhawk Classic
January 26, 2013
Kansas University sophomore Lindsay Vollmer broke the school record in the pentathlon on Friday at the Jayhawk Classic, fulfilling not only a personal goal but prophetic words from the woman she replaced in the record books. By Jesse Newell
Water service restored to parts of Lawrence affected by broken water main
January 26, 2013
City of Lawrence utilities crews made emergency repairs to a water main Friday evening in northern Lawrence. Service was restored by Saturday morning.
Free State girls frustrate Topeka West in 58-24 rout
January 26, 2013
Free State High girls basketball team held Topeka West without a field goal for the first 19:48 of a 58-24 walloping on Friday in the Firebird Winter Classic semifinals. By Benton Smith
Weekend wrap-up: Attempted rape charges downgraded; three face charges in home invasion
January 26, 2013
An attempted rape charge against a 31-year-old man is dropped down to aggravated sexual battery, three Lawrence men face felony charges in a Jan. 17 home invasion, and three people in Jefferson County are charged with misdemeanors stemming from a stolen truck and an attempt to steal scrap metal.
25 years ago: Kansas legislature celebrates Kansas Day, discusses tax reform
January 26, 2013
Tax reform, a multi-state lottery agreement, and fiery abolitionist John Brown were on the agenda.
40 years ago: Celebrations planned for Vietnam ceasefire
January 26, 2013
At least three POWs were KU alumni.
100 years ago: ‘Foolish’ dances forbidden in Lawrence
January 26, 2013
“The dance halls of Kansas City have prohibited all those vulgar dances that have disgusted the public.”
Letter: Human Toll
January 26, 2013
Just recently, headed west on the Kansas Turnpike, I turned off at the East Lawrence exit. As a Kansas University grad, there’s a bit of nostalgic pleasure in taking that turnoff. But that pleasure was soon to be dissipated.
Around and About for Jan. 26, 2013
January 26, 2013
Heather Karlin, a 2011 graduate of Baldwin High School, has been named to the fall 2012 President’s List of Benedictine College. To qualify, students must maintain 4.0 GPA during the semester.
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 25 NBA games
January 26, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
Grand careers of KU women’s trio continue against Oklahoma State
January 26, 2013
Kansas University seniors Angel Goodrich, Monica Engelman and Carolyn Davis will take the floor against No. 12 Oklahoma State — 8 p.m. today at Allen Fieldhouse — as KU’s first starting trio of 1,000-point scorers. By Matt Tait
Kruger, Sooners to challenge Kansas for Big 12 lead
January 26, 2013
Lon Kruger’s surprising Oklahoma Sooners will look to upend Kansas University and claim first place in the Big 12 standings today at 3 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Simons’ Saturday Column: Democratic presidential race is already under way
January 26, 2013
The 2016 Democratic presidential nomination race is under way, with the public seeing two top contenders, Vice President Joe Biden and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, making it clear earlier this week they have a deep interest in the nomination. By Dolph C. Simons Jr.
Letter: New revenue
January 26, 2013
Gov. Brownback is looking for additional revenue for Kansas. The buying and selling of legal firearms is big business here. My modest proposal is a hike in the taxes paid for the buying and selling of weapons, and ammunition in the our state.
Faith Forum: How should one prepare for death?
January 26, 2013
Judy Roitman and Barry Watts answer.
Opinion: Obama seeks return to pre-Reagan liberalism
January 26, 2013 in print edition on A9
The media herd is stunned to discover that Barack Obama is a man of the left. After 699 teleprompted presidential speeches, the commentariat was apparently still oblivious. Until Monday’s inaugural address, that is.
Horoscopes for Jan. 26
January 26, 2013
For Saturday, Jan. 26: This year you will have many opportunities available to you. You might question which way to go. If you are single, you have no excuse for not going out. If you are attached, as a couple you will decide to take up a new, creative interest or hobby.
Tune In Tonight: Networks meet cold with cold
January 26, 2013
Midwinter hibernation is upon us. While you’d think broadcasters would counterprogram against the cold with shows about tropical island adventures and bachelors in hot tubs, some have embraced the freeze. NBC offers three hours of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships (7 p.m. Saturday), while the “Winter X Games” (8 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday, ESPN) continue from Aspen, Colo.