Archive for Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Lawrence man found guilty of animal cruelty after tying dog’s hind legs
January 29, 2013
A man was found guilty of animal cruelty after, having been badly bitten by his dog, he tied it by its back legs and left it in a yard outside an apartment building.
KU women look to correct rebounding woes in Big 12 play
January 29, 2013
Rebounding, or a lack thereof, has been one of the big weaknesses for the Kansas University women’s basketball team during a stretch in which the Jayhawks have lost four of five Big 12 Conference games after opening the season 2-0 in league play. By Matt Tait
Teen from Lawrence meets President Obama, delivers national youth address
January 29, 2013
The door to the Oval Office swung open Monday afternoon and there was President Barack Obama, standing right in front of 18-year-old Trei Dudley of Lawrence. Dudley, named National Youth of the Year last year by the Boys and Girls Club in America, traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with Obama and deliver a national “State of the Youth Address.” By Matt Erickson
Another bill opposed by unions introduced as House gears up for debate on paycheck measure
January 29, 2013
As the Kansas House prepares to debate one anti-union bill, another anti-union bill was introduced Tuesday. By Scott Rothschild
Big 12 working on preferred bowl lineup, schedules
January 29, 2013
Big 12 athletic directors worked Tuesday to determine the league’s preferred bowl lineup with the anticipation that the Cotton Bowl will become part of college football’s new playoff system.
Adele Hall, wife of Hallmark chairman, dies at age 81
January 29, 2013
Kansas City civic leader Adele C. Hall, the wife of Hallmark Cards Chairman Donald J. Hall, has died. She was 81.
Winter Weather Advisory cancelled
03:08 p.m., January 29, 2013 Updated 08:03 a.m.
The National Weather Service has cancelled the Winter Weather Advisory for Douglas and surrounding counties.By Shaun Hittle
Lawrence native’s ‘Catnip’ nabs honor at Sundance Film Festival
January 29, 2013
It must take some kind of perfect storm to nab an online people’s choice award at the Sundance Film Festival, Jason Willis surmises. In his case, it was a twister of cats, drugs, classroom films and the Internet. By Sara Shepherd.
Investigation continues into animal cruelty complaint at KU fraternity
January 29, 2013
No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed related to a Dec. 14 alleged animal cruelty incident at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, 1425 Tennessee St. Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley said officers continue conducting interviews in the case in which a turkey was killed during a fraternity party. By Shaun Hittle
Prosecutor’s comments in Lawrence rape case at center of appeal before Kansas Supreme Court
January 29, 2013
A man convicted of raping an 11-year-old girl has his case heard by the Kansas Supreme Court. By Scott Rothschild.
Man in stolen car arrested after pointing gun at KHP trooper near Grantville
January 29, 2013
A 28-year-old man was arrested Monday, suspected of pointing a gun at a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper near Grantville and leading a high-speed chase into Topeka in a stolen car. By Ian Cummings
Statehouse Live: Bill to repeal in-state tuition for undocumented students introduced in committee
January 29, 2013
The annual battle in the Kansas Legislature over in-state tuition for some undocumented students started Tuesday. By Scott Rothschild.
Opinion: Guard play concern for KU
January 29, 2013
Kansas keeps on winning, but the Jayhawks would make it much easier on themselves if they could eliminate some of their sloppy play on the perimeter, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio
Mono-dramatic: Jayhawks sloppy in new jerseys
January 29, 2013
Kansas coach Bill Self promised he wouldn’t burn KU’s blue monocromatic alternate jerseys. Though it wasn’t always pretty, KU did come away with a 61-56 victory over West Virginia on Monday to increase its win streak to 18 games. By Gary Bedore • Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio
Bob Huggins: KU’s Bill Self ‘a guy who can really coach’
January 29, 2013
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said Kansas is a team with experience and a great coach following his team’s 61-56 loss on Monday. By Tom Keegan• Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio
Notebook: KU moves up in polls; Bob Huggins disappointed in lack of ‘hoopla’ for game
January 29, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball team ascended to the top spot of the USA Today Coaches Poll on Monday for the first time this season and 20th time overall in the 10-year Bill Self era. By Gary Bedore• Box score• KU coach Bill Self postgame audio
LHS boys to put first ranking on line tonight
January 29, 2013
Lawrence High’s boys basketball team hasn’t played in 10 days, but when the Lions return to the court tonight, they will do so as a ranked team for the first time this season. By Benton Smith
Lawrence family seeking to avoid homelessness, get to Northwest for new job
January 29, 2013
A series of unfortunate events has left a Lawrence family struggling, on the brink of homelessness. They want to leave the area and move to Oregon. But a series of vehicle problems has kept them from leaving. The Ballard Center is trying to help out—returning the favor the family did for the center over the holidays.By Shaun Hittle
Culture of health at work’ benefits employees and employers alike
January 29, 2013
WorkWell Lawrence says health expenditures are estimated to reach $4.1 trillion by 2016. With Americans spending at least half of their waking hours at work, WorkWell Lawrence coordinator Carolyn Crawford says healthy lifestyle encouragement and programs at work are now a part of doing business. By Meagan Thomas
Letter: Tax revolution?
January 29, 2013
Kansas Gov. Brownback and conservative Republican legislators are vowing to completely eliminate the state income tax. So, this filing season, can salaried workers quit paying it? No. The only citizens who’ll get a pass are the 191,000 business owners exempted by these very same conservatives during the 2012 legislative session.
Editorial: Child care losses
January 29, 2013
Shifts in state funding were a contributing factor in the closure of two local child-care facilities.
25 years ago: Task force to study need for second high school
January 29, 2013
The group had been formed to study results from the School Community Relations Council survey.
Letter: It’s still taxes
January 29, 2013
I am replying to the letter from Dave Kyner published Jan. 25. I think building the rec center to withstand storms that we could have is a great idea.
100 years ago: Water-company manager calls halt to city valuation
January 29, 2013
“Certain stakes that had been set by city engineer, Herbert Dunmire, on the property of the company, had been taken up.”
Opinion: Latin America should be a priority
January 29, 2013 in print edition on A11
Presumptive Secretary of State John Kerry’s Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday was a perfect example of what’s wrong with U.S. foreign policy — it was 70 percent about the Middle East and South Central Asia, 25 percent about Russia and China, and 5 percent about Latin America.
40 years ago: Letter-writer urges personal responsibility in TV choices
January 29, 2013
“The on-off switch and station selectors are an integral part of each television set….”
Tune In Tonight: ‘American Experience’ gets under the hood of Henry Ford
January 29, 2013
Ford, the man and the car, get their due on “American Experience” (8 p.m., PBS).
Letter: Library location
January 29, 2013
The library picked an excellent spot to service the city while the new library’s being built. It is well-organized and has plenty of free parking. Thanks for the thoughtful choice!
Horoscopes for Jan. 29
January 29, 2013
For Tuesday, Jan. 29: This year your focus remains on your self-image and how others see you in the community and/or professional circle. You could find that you have to work very hard, as additional responsibility has been tossed into your daily routine. If you are single, others will think that you are far more serious than you are. If you are attached, you might not enjoy going out so much; cozy times at home will have far more appeal.