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Legends Outlets shopping area in Kansas City on auction block
January 28, 2013
The Legend Outlets shopping area in Kansas City, Kan., remains open while a foreclosure lawsuit is settled. The Associated Press
How former Jayhawks fared in Jan. 28 NBA games
January 28, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA games.
Series to address domestic violence
January 28, 2013
The Willow Domestic Violence Center will provide free public training sessions covering a variety of topics related to domestic violence. The sessions will be held throughout February and March. Staff Reports
Big 12 ADs discussing pros, cons of staying at 10
January 28, 2013
Big 12 athletic directors spent several hours Monday discussing the pros and cons of maintaining their 10-team configuration or eventually making additions to the conference — or maybe doing something in between.
Lawrence superintendent gets positive review from school board
January 28, 2013
The Lawrence school board gave Superintendent Rick Doll good marks during his annual performance review Monday. His contract will come up for renewal later this year. By Peter Hancock
Kansas lawmakers cautious about school district consolidation
January 28, 2013
Members of the House and Senate education committees say they’re not eager to take on the issue of school district consolidation. But Gov. Sam Brownback’s School Efficiency Task Force says that may be one to trim administrative costs in public schools. By Peter Hancock
City takes down, plans to repair totem pole artwork along McDonald Drive
January 28, 2013
Lawrence motorists may notice that a long standing piece of public art along McDonald Drive between Sixth Street and the Kansas Turnpike has gone missing.
Budget is inadequate, disability advocates say
January 28, 2013
Currently, about 5,000 people with developmental disabilities are on a waiting list for services that can be received at home or in the community. By Scott Rothschild.
Ottawa University names new dean for School of Education
January 28, 2013
Amy Browne Hogan will take over as dean of the Ottawa University School of Education, the university announced last week.
Statehouse Live: Eudora woman says she will run for state insurance commissioner
January 28, 2013
A woman from Eudora says she will run for state insurance commissioner and take every action available against Obamacare. By Scott Rothschild
Area temperatures reach record high for January
January 28, 2013
Stephen Dowdell has lived in Lawrence for all of his 64 years, and he swears he’s never seen a January day as warm as Monday. He’s right. By Matt Erickson
2 events to feature Lawrence City Commission candidates
January 28, 2013
Candidates for Lawrence City Commission will be at two upcoming events. The first is a meet-and-greet event on Saturday. The second is a forum on Feb. 7.
KU’s School of Business keeps international accreditation
January 28, 2013
Kansas University’s School of Business will keep its accreditation in two categories from the international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, KU announced Monday.
Suspect in cigarette thefts arrested; three Lawrence stores reported robberies
January 28, 2013
Lawrence police arrested an alleged cigarette bandit Sunday morning, following robberies at three Lawrence stores. By Shaun Hittle
How Keegan voted: Jan. 28 AP college basketball ballot
January 28, 2013
The following is Lawrence Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan’s ballot for the Associated Press men’s basketball poll on Jan. 28, 2013.
KU Med Center administrator is final candidate for top job at Edwards Campus
January 28, 2013
David Cook, a professor and administrator at the Kansas University Medical Center, is the final candidate announced for the vice chancellor job at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park.
Kansas is new No. 1 in USA Today coaches poll, No. 2 in AP
11:36 a.m., January 28, 2013 Updated 01:11 p.m.
The Kansas men’s basketball team is the new No. 1 team in the USA Today coaches poll released Monday morning.
Lawrence man pleads guilty to the attempted murder of his wife
January 28, 2013
A 39-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder Thursday in Douglas County District Court. By Shaun Hittle
Federal report details academic fraud at Haskell
January 28, 2013
A recently obtained investigative report from the U.S. Department of Education about Haskell Indian Nations University details instances of academic fraud in the school’s athletics department, dating back to 2007. By Shaun Hittle
KU not spooked by MOOCs: Officials say they’re watching free online course trend, but not acting yet
January 28, 2013
Kansas University officials say they have no plans to offer massive open online courses, or MOOCs — free classes with thousands of students offered by several top universities around the country. But they say the trend could offer some lessons for higher-education leaders going forward. By Matt Erickson
Around and about in local business
January 28, 2013
Local business news for the week ending January 25, 2013.
Fix-It Chick: Install a flexible gas connector
January 28, 2013
If you are installing a new gas appliance, or you have an old appliance that hasn’t been serviced in years, replacing the flexible gas connector will help to avoid a dangerous gas leak.
40 years ago: Government pamphlet brings POWs up to date
January 28, 2013
In addition to major events, sports highlights, and deaths of prominent individuals, the booklet also covered the topic of current slang.
Bankruptcies
January 28, 2013
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Strike a pose: Yoga practices available for wide variety of interests, skill levels
January 28, 2013
With the increasing popularity of yoga has come an increasing number of specialized classes being offered in Lawrence’s numerous yoga studios: kids, prenatal, hot, Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, gentle, Iyengar, Kundalini, restorative, ailment-specific — and the list goes on. By Sara Shepherd
Offbeat Occupations: Volunteer scores unique vantage point to KU athletic events
January 28, 2013
At the last second, Kansas University red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore banked in a three. The usual 16,300 paying customers screamed. Allen Fieldhouse shook. The fans knew the game that a moment earlier had seemed like a sure loss was headed to overtime. The scoreboard told them so. Scoreboard operator Robbie Vannaman had done his job, just as he had at 800 other games in the old barn. By Adam Strunk
25 years ago: Two KU alums involved in Super Bowl
January 28, 2013
Two former Kansas University students were to be involved in Sunday’s Super Bowl in San Diego.
Double Take: Teen stimulant use shockingly common
January 28, 2013
My son was caught “borrowing” someone else’s Adderall during finals in December. I’m really frustrated with him. He’s claiming that this is not like drug abuse because he’s doing it to help, not hurt himself, and everyone else is using stimulants so without them he’s at a disadvantage.
100 years ago: Legislators appalled by conditions at state prison
January 28, 2013
“It is agreed by the legislative committee that the Kansas penitentiary is a disgrace to the state.”
Opinion: U.S.-Israeli tensions remain strong
January 28, 2013 in print edition on A6
Here’s a pop quiz for those who have been too busy to notice the surprising results of last week’s Israeli election: Was the key issue (1) Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s testy relationship with President Obama; (2) whether Israel should bomb Iran’s nuclear sites; or (3) whether to revive the mummified peace process?
Opinion: Hagel takes Ike as role model
January 28, 2013 in print edition on A6
Chuck Hagel means it when he describes himself as an “Eisenhower Republican.” He kept a bust of President Dwight Eisenhower in his Senate office for a dozen years, and has a portrait of Ike on the wall of his current office at Georgetown University.
Horoscopes for Jan. 28
January 28, 2013
For Monday, Jan. 28: This year your focus is on a partnership, especially if you are attached. Sometimes you might feel as if you give too much of yourself, which could cause you to become resentful. If you are single, you could form several different bonds. If you are attached, confusion surrounds communication.
Divorces
January 28, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending January 25, 2013.
Marriages
January 28, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending January 25, 2013.
Editorial: Worthy honorees
Honorees at the recent Lawrence Chamber of Commerce annual meeting might inspire others to greater service to make our community a better place.
January 28, 2013
The Chamber of Commerce annual meeting featured recognition of three of our neighbors and should inspire the community to be more involved, volunteer and work to make Lawrence a better place.