Archive for Monday, February 10, 2014

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Column: Savvy Wildcats survive furious Kansas rally
February 10, 2014
Down nine points Monday night in Bramlage Coliseum, 19 fewer seconds remained than when the Kansas University basketball program faced the same deficit and staged its greatest comeback ever in San Antonio six years ago. In a remarkable flurry spurred by reserve Brannen Greene, KU forced an overtime again, but lost this time, 83-79. By Tom Keegan
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 10
February 10, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, Feb. 10.
Wildcats beat Kansas for first time since 2011
February 10, 2014
The last time former Kansas State Wildcat Jordan Henriquez felt this much joy inside Bramlage Coliseum was Valentine’s Day 2011, when his KSU team knocked off Kansas University for the lone victory of his career against the Jayhawks. The big man was courtside Monday for the Wildcats’ first win over the Jayhawks since then. By Matt Tait
Horizon 2020 advisory board discusses long-range plan for Lawrence and Douglas County
February 10, 2014
City beings the process of figuring out what Lawrence and Douglas County should look like for the next 20 years.
Proposal to impose drug screening on school districts raises concerns
February 10, 2014
Legislation that would require school districts to test employees for drugs if they are suspected of illegal drug use came in for intense questioning from some education officials. By Scott Rothschild
Random act of kindness makes special night even more memorable for LHS students
February 10, 2014
Some Lawrence High School students were out for a special night on the town Saturday when a random couple made it even more special, by picking up the tab at a local restaurant.
FSHS student earns computing award
February 10, 2014
Free State High School senior Logan Brown has been named one of 16 young women in Kansas and western Missouri to receive the Award for Aspirations in Computing.
Two students named finalists for National Achievement Scholarship Program
February 10, 2014
Two Lawrence school district seniors have been named finalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Four Lawrence district students named Presidential Scholars
February 10, 2014
Four students in the Lawrence school district have been nominated as Presidential Scholar candidates by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the U.S. Department of Education.
Legislative committee endorses goal of more post-secondary education
February 10, 2014
A Senate committee Monday approved a resolution in support of the Kansas Board of Regents’ goal to increase to 60 percent by 2020 the number of Kansans earning a postsecondary degree or certificate.
Lawrence school district announces AP scholar awards
February 10, 2014
The Lawrence school district has announced the names of 39 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars; 26 AP Scholars with Honors; 32 AP Scholars with Distinction; and 3 National AP Scholars.
Lawrence police: ‘No conclusion’ yet in Sunday fatal shooting
02:31 p.m., February 10, 2014 Updated 06:47 p.m.
Lawrence police have identified the man who died of a traumatic injury early Sunday morning as Franklin Spottedtail, a 23-year-old Lawrence resident. Spottedtail, pictured here, was released on probation in October 2013 for attempted armed robbery. Staff Reports
Former KBA head gives $100,000 to KU startup fund
February 10, 2014
KU alumnus and former head of the Kansas Bioscience Authority Clay Blair III, of Olathe, gave $100,000 to the KU Venture Fund, which was developed by the university recently to provide initial capital to startups run by KU faculty, students and staff.By Ben Unglesbee
Lawrence residents gift 165 acres to Salina-based Land Institute
February 10, 2014
Lawrence residents Jim and Cindy Haines gifted 65 acres of woodlands and pasture in Douglas County to The Land Institute on Friday.
Child deaths subject of bill in Kansas Senate
February 10, 2014
Supporters of a bill before the Kansas Senate say it could help improve research on the cause of children’s deaths.
Bill Self weighs in on hot button sports topics
February 10, 2014
During Monday’s Big 12 media teleconference, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self was asked about interactions between fans and players, as well as Missouri football star Michael Sam announcing he is gay. By Gary Bedore
Memorial service planned for homicide victim Harold Sasko
February 10, 2014
Friends of Lawrence homicide victim Harold Sasko, 52, are planning a memorial service for him this weekend. Since Sasko’s body was discovered inside his house on Jan. 17, a 19-year-old woman who lived with him has been charged in his death. By Sara Shepherd
Charlie Weis shifts responsibilities on KU coaching staff
February 10, 2014
An adjustment has been made in staff responsibilities within the Kansas football program, effective immediately. Rob Ianello will move to a new position as Director of Research. Reggie Mitchell will add the title of Recruiting Coordinator. Head coach Charlie Weis will take over the wide receiver position.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 9
February 10, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, Feb. 9.
KU softball takes 1-0 victory
February 10, 2014
Kansas University sophomore Kelsey Kessler threw a complete-game four-hitter and struck out a KU-record and career-best 15 in a 1-0 Kansas University softball victory over Chattanooga on Sunday in the UCF Knights Invitational.
Editorial: Storm response
Congratulations to city officials and workers for a well-run response to last week’s snowstorm.
February 10, 2014
The city of Lawrence is receiving well-deserved praise for its quick and efficient response to the storm that dropped more than a foot of snow on the city last week.
Statehouse renovation omits planned carvings
February 10, 2014
Now that the Kansas Statehouse project is finished, it’s time to complete work on the original vision of the building, a local sculptor says. By Scott Rothschild
Capitol Report: Regents, conservation easements, KU energy savings
February 10, 2014
Capitol Report: Regents hire a lobbyist
Opinion: Wishful thinking ignores reality
February 10, 2014
Barack Obama, the first president shaped by the celebratory culture in which every child who plays soccer gets a trophy, and the first whose campaign speeches were his qualification for the office, perhaps should not be blamed for thinking that saying things is tantamount to accomplishing things, and that good intentions are good deeds. So, his presidency is useful after all, because it illustrates the perils of government run by believers in magic words and numbers.
Opinion: Kerry willing to tackle tough challenges
February 10, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry was trying to choose his words carefully in talking about his negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran and a “framework agreement” between Israelis and Palestinians. As recent experience has shown, one loose statement from Kerry — say, about the risk of a boycott of Israel if the peace talks fail — can mean days of damage control.
Business briefcase Feb. 10
February 10, 2014
Crystal Image, a photography studio in Lawrence, will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in May.
25 years ago: Charles Kuralt visits KU, accepts William Allen White award
February 10, 2014
During his 23 years on the road, the network had never given him a story assignment, Kuralt said.
40 years ago: KU basketball fans on their best behavior following appeal from team
February 10, 2014
“The players set the tone with their usual sportsmanship.”
100 years ago: Judge asked to settle question of road in South Park
February 10, 2014
“When this ground was donated the city it was with the understanding that it was to be used for ‘park purposes only.’”
Penn House volunteer helps people move toward self sufficiency
February 10, 2014
Leila Novelo is a part of the aptly named Dream Team at Penn House, a strengths-based case management program launched a year ago by Kyle Roggenkamp, director of human services for Ballard Community Services. Novelo, who is volunteering at Penn House while earning her master’s degree in social work at Wichita State University, knows there is a magic power in asking people to dream. By Micki Chestnut
Bankruptcies for Feb. 10
February 10, 2014
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Divorces for Feb. 10
February 10, 2014
Divorces granted in Douglas County.
Marriages for Feb. 10
February 10, 2014
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
Lawrence doctor and his best friend moonlight as salsa makers
February 10, 2014
There’s a new Lawrence-based salsa company that is willing to help you find out. Local physician David Lawhorn has started Dave & Dexter’s. The company began selling its salsa varieties at The Merc this fall, and recently has expanded its reach into the two Hy-Vee stores in the city.