Archive for Sunday, February 9, 2014

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’Cats fondly recall ’08 win over KU
February 9, 2014
Kansas State freshman basketball standout Marcus Foster has studied the picture of Michael Beasley dancing on the Bramlage Coliseum scorer’s table after the Wildcats’ 2008 home victory over rival Kansas University. By Gary Bedore
Read Across Lawrence begins; less than 200 free copies of ‘Housekeeping’ remain
February 9, 2014
The Lawrence Public Library cracked the covers of hundreds of books Sunday with the beginning of 2014’s Read Across Lawrence program officially underway.
Proposed bill would abolish no-fault divorce in Kansas
February 9, 2014
Kansas residents seeking divorces would have to prove their spouse’s culpability for the crumbling marriage under legislation that would abolish no-fault divorce in the state.
Oklahoma defeats Kansas women, 81-71
Jayhawks lose second straight game
04:40 p.m., February 9, 2014 Updated 12:11 a.m.
Career afternoons from guards Natalie Knight and Markisha Hawkins couldn’t get Kansas University’s women’s basketball team a victory over Oklahoma on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Lawrence police: Two robbed near Saints Pub & Patio early Sunday
February 9, 2014
Officers with the Lawrence Police Department responded to reports of a strong-arm robbery early Sunday morning outside Saints Pub & Patio, 2329 Iowa St.
No snowmageddon in Lawrence this week; in fact, the opposite
February 9, 2014
Snow flurries will whiten Douglas County skies into Sunday night, but don’t hunker down for another record snow just yet.
Stabbing victim died from ‘traumatic injury,’ Lawrence police say
10:27 a.m., February 9, 2014 Updated 03:10 p.m.
Detectives with the Lawrence Police Department are still investigating a reported fatal stabbing that took place early Sunday morning.
Opinion: MLK children dishonor his legacy
February 9, 2014
Maybe we should take up an offering. Obviously, the heirs of Martin Luther King Jr. are hard up for money. That must be why they keep selling off pieces of his legacy.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 8
February 9, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Feb. 8.
Area basketball roundup: Tongie boys cruise past Ottawa
February 9, 2014
Tonganoxie’s boys basketball team took a 15-2 lead after the first quarter and held on to beat Ottawa on Saturday.
Seabury girls top KC Christian
February 9, 2014
Reilly Malone scored 13 points, and Celia Taylor-Puckett added nine to lead Seabury Academy’s girls basketball team past Kansas City Christian, 32-21, on Saturday at Seabury.
Veritas boys, girls lose to Wichita
February 9, 2014
The Veritas Christian boys basketball team lost to the Wichita Warriors, 61-39, on Saturday despite a game-high 22 points from sophomore Chad Stieben.
Haskell men’s, women’s basketball lose at Waldorf
February 9, 2014
The Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball team lost, 90-83, on Saturday at Waldorf College.
Kansas softball twinbill canceled
February 9, 2014
The Kansas University softball team’s doubleheader against LIU Brooklyn and Fordham on Saturday at the UCF Knights Invitational was canceled because of stormy weather.
KU swimming falls in ISU dual
February 9, 2014
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team lost its two-day dual meet to Iowa State, 161.5-138.5.
FSHS wrestling quartet place 10th
February 9, 2014
Free State wrestlers Sid Miller, Sam Skwarlo and Tyler Sampson each took third place in their weight classes on Saturday at the Silver Lake Invitational.
Track relay team sets KU record
February 9, 2014
The Kansas University women’s 4x800-meter relay team broke a 34-year school record with its first-place finish at the Armory Collegiate Invitational on Saturday at the Armory Track and Field Center.
KU women push on after tough losses
February 9, 2014
Hovering around the .500 mark most of the season, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team really needed the boost of another Top-25 victory this week. “It was just disappointing,” Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson said after the Jayhawks lost by two at No. 12 Oklahoma State. “But we’ve got to hold on from a confidence standpoint and use the things we did well.” By Benton Smith
Firebirds swimmers set relay record, place third at Sunflower League
February 9, 2014
The four swimmers on Free State High’s 200-yard medley relay team entered Saturday afternoon’s Sunflower League Championship with a plan. Canaan Campbell, Jordan Portela, Josh Terrell and Jack Ziegler knew what time splits they wanted and executed them to perfection. They raced past their opponents and the clock when they set a Sunflower League record with a time of 1:37.65. By Bobby Nightengale
5th annual Kaw Valley Seed Fair promotes use of local seeds
February 9, 2014
The Kaw Valley Seeds Project hosted its 5th annual Seed Fair Saturday at the Douglas County Fair Grounds.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
February 9, 2014
Construction projects listed are now available in a map format at
New wave of oil drilling disrupts rural neighborhoods
February 9, 2014
Residents in a once quiet and peaceful area southeast of Baldwin City have been rattled by a sudden wave of drilling in an oil field that has been mostly idle for decades. The controversy pits the interests of homeowners against those who own leases to the mineral rights underneath. One state lawmaker is proposing legislation to protect the interests of surface owners from abusive practices by some drilling companies. By Peter Hancock
Editorial: Stifling speech
Hindering input from local governments on any issue facing the Kansas Legislature is a disservice to the state.
February 9, 2014
Listening to the people of Kansas should be Job 1 for all members of the Kansas Legislature. That means listening both to the people who agree with them and those who don’t — not trying to figure out how to silence those who hold a different opinion.
State board to see draft rule for fingerprinting all teachers
February 9, 2014
The Kansas State Department of Education is recommending that all educators submit fingerprints and undergo background checks in order to renew their licenses. Officials estimate there are 35,000 practicing teachers in Kansas who have not been fingerprinted by the state. By Peter Hancock
Jayhawkers’ brings a legend back to life
Film tells story of how Wilt Chamberlain changed Lawrence on and off court
February 9, 2014
Broad, sweeping biographical films that try to sum up a person’s entire life in two hours rarely ever get it right. That’s why the best thing that happened to Kevin Willmott’s movie “Jayhawkers” was not being able to raise the $12 million dollars they needed.
25 years ago: St. John’s School to start before- and after-school care
February 9, 2014
The program was to be self-sustaining.
40 years ago: Environmental health building urged for Haskell
February 9, 2014
The regents took no action today but were scheduled to meet with the health committee again in March.
Opinion: Sochi is symbol of Putin arrogance
February 9, 2014
In 1995, I flew into the Caucasus on a Russian transport plane taking medical personnel back to the front in the province of Chechnya. This was the first of Moscow’s two recent wars against Chechens seeking independence, and it was going badly. The doctors and nurses on board had already seen hundreds of soldiers die and were slugging vodka from bottles to prep themselves for more carnage.
100 years ago: Veterans to have special program on Lincoln’s birthday
February 9, 2014
“A G. A. R. program is always interesting and entertaining.”
School board to discuss plans for College and Career Center
February 9, 2014
The Lawrence school board will discuss plans for the new College and Career Center during a work session Monday night. The new facility near 31st and Haskell will provide career and technical training for high school students. By Peter Hancock
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: To listen and serve; emergency dispatchers play unique role in community
February 9, 2014
In the glamorous world of crime-fighters and rescuers, everybody has their own set of tools. Police officers have guns, firefighters have hoses, and crime scene investigators — so I’ve gathered from countless “CSI” and “Quincy” episodes — have iron guts that allow them to eat a tuna fish sandwich while conducting an autopsy. What do dispatchers have? Finely tuned ears and minds to match. By Chad Lawhorn