Archive for Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Elif Andac-Jones adds some butter to a dish. She preps everything for a meal in bowls in her small kitchen to make putting the meal together easier. Making home-cooked meals simple with ‘mise en place’
February 20, 2014
If you are frequenting fast food joints because that’s all you have time for, it’s time to be introduced to a chef’s secret weapon and your new cooking mantra. By Nadia Imafidon
11:00 a.m.
Find Yoga Center of Lawrence at 920 Massachusetts St., Suite No. 4, 830-YOGA, yogacenteroflawrence.org. Mrs. Mass.: Yoga Center of Lawrence helps students find peace
February 20, 2014
Yoga is the practice of connecting the mind and the body to achieve a state of spiritual tranquility. In fact, as I’ve learned from my yoga instructor, the term yoga is Sanskrit, and it means “to yoke.”
2:29 p.m.
Campers listen and laugh while members of the Kansas women's basketball team introduce themselves as the team hosted its annual Holiday Hoops Clinic, Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Nearly 300 children, in kindergarten through eighth grade, worked through various drills, including defense, ball handling, free throws and rebounding, with the women's basketball team and coaches. Committee debates pros and cons of full-day kindergarten
12:03 p.m., February 20, 2014 Updated 12:22 p.m.
The head of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet on Thursday declined to endorse Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to have the state fund full-day kindergarten. By Scott Rothschild
4:59 p.m.
Emily Barber shovels away snow from her vehicles' tires on Wednesday morning as the city digs itself out from the snow storm. City issues few tickets as part of snow-shoveling ordinance
February 20, 2014
According to the latest numbers from City Hall, only six tickets were issued for unshoveled sidewalks following the snowstorms that hit earlier this month. That’s an improvement from when the snow shoveling ordinance was in its infancy. During the winter of 2009/2010, the city issued more than 200 tickets to property owners who hadn’t cleared their sidewalks within the 48 hours following the end of a snowstorm. By Chad Lawhorn

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How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 20
February 20, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Feb. 20.
Out of 33 traffic stops, police cite 28 for seatbelt infractions Wednesday
February 20, 2014
The Lawrence Police Department handed out 28 citations for seatbelt infractions over a four-hour period Wednesday during its nighttime seatbelt enforcement initiative.
Some of the things giving KU’s top PR man heartburn
February 20, 2014
KU Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs Tim Caboni spoke to the KU Senate Thursday about the efforts by his office to consolidate operations, raise the university’s profile in national media and increase message discipline across the institution. The talk and Caboni’s efforts come amid a sometimes stressed relationship with lawmakers and events that have brought KU under national scrutiny. By Ben Unglesbee
Lawrence man charged with rape of 13-year-old
February 20, 2014
A 19-year-old Lawrence man who was briefly employed this winter with the Lawrence Public Schools as a middle school custodian was charged on Thursday with rape and is accused of sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl in October 2013. By Stephen Montemayor
Man sentenced to 36 months probation for aggravated burglary-robbery
February 20, 2014
A Sedgwick County man received 36 months of probation Thursday in connection to an October 2012 burglary-robbery in Lawrence.
City issues few tickets as part of snow-shoveling ordinance
February 20, 2014
According to the latest numbers from City Hall, only six tickets were issued for unshoveled sidewalks following the snowstorms that hit earlier this month. That’s an improvement from when the snow shoveling ordinance was in its infancy. During the winter of 2009/2010, the city issued more than 200 tickets to property owners who hadn’t cleared their sidewalks within the 48 hours following the end of a snowstorm. By Chad Lawhorn
KU football names former Washington coordinator Eric Kiesau as WR coach
February 20, 2014
Charlie Weis won’t be the Kansas University football team’s wide receivers coach, after all. Weis announced Thursday the addition of Eric Kiesau, who will coach the Jayhawks’ wide receivers.
Kansas Senate approves bill expanding no-call law
February 20, 2014
The Kansas Senate has approved a bill adding cellphone numbers to the state’s no-call law for telephone solicitors.
Perry-Lecompton student named National Merit finalist
February 20, 2014
Perry-Lecompton High School senior Adante Ratzlaff has been named a National Merit finalist.
Kansas Senate panel OKs campaign finance changes
February 20, 2014
A Kansas Senate committee has recommended a bill that would allow certain political party committees to solicit and raise campaign contributions from lobbyists, individuals and organizations during the legislative session.
Kansas plan for avoiding federal health law advances
February 20, 2014
A proposal to allow Kansas to exempt itself from the national health care overhaul is a serious attempt to shield the state from federal requirements and not merely symbolic, supporters said Thursday as the measure cleared its first significant legislative hurdle.
Lawrence man indicted on federal drug trafficking, firearm charges
February 20, 2014
Federal prosecutors indicted a 37-year-old Lawrence man Thursday on drug trafficking and weapons charges after discovering a large amount of methamphetamine and numerous weapons during an investigation that culminated last month, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
KU School of Business hires wife of leader of Kansas Chamber of Commerce
February 20, 2014
The Kansas University School of Business has hired Cindy O’Neal, the wife of Kansas Chamber of Commerce leader and former House Speaker Mike O’Neal. By Scott Rothschild
Committee debates pros and cons of full-day kindergarten
12:03 p.m., February 20, 2014 Updated 12:22 p.m.
The head of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet on Thursday declined to endorse Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to have the state fund full-day kindergarten. By Scott Rothschild
The Fashion Column Twins: 3 simple ways to wear stripes
February 20, 2014
Wearing stripes is so classic that you don’t have to ever worry about it going out of style. By Emily and Elizabeth Kennedy
25 years ago: Escaped bull rampages around East Lawrence
February 20, 2014
Residents of East Lawrence witnessed an unusual sight today.
40 years ago: Alternative school planned for LHS, junior high students
February 20, 2014
The alternative school was to be housed in the First Southern Baptist Church, 19th and Naismith.
Kansas Senate advances bill to expand no call law
February 20, 2014
TOPEKA — Kansas would expand its no-call law for telephone solicitors to include cellphones under a bill that won first-round approval Wednesday in the state Senate.
Fix-It Chick: Use a maul to split wood
February 20, 2014
With the right tools and a little practice, splitting wood can be fun and rewarding.
Garden Variety: Fluorescent lights for indoor gardeners
February 20, 2014
Many gardeners use fluorescent lights to start young vegetable and flower plants during the spring or to grow certain houseplants all year long. And no, you do not need the special “grow” lights for this.
Style Scout: Angela Candela
February 20, 2014
Describe your style: It’s casual and comfortable with a little zip and bright colors to jazz it up.
Style Scout: Shae Murff
February 20, 2014
Describe your style: It’s based on whatever I’m feeling that day: preppy, urban, casual. I like color.
Family Adventures: Piecing together a family outing
February 20, 2014
When my dear in-laws asked what we grown-up children — me, my husband, his sister and her husband — wanted for Christmas, there was very little debate. What we all wanted was some time for our families to enjoy each other’s company. That’s how we ended up at Legoland Discovery Center at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Mrs. Mass.: Yoga Center of Lawrence helps students find peace
February 20, 2014
Yoga is the practice of connecting the mind and the body to achieve a state of spiritual tranquility. In fact, as I’ve learned from my yoga instructor, the term yoga is Sanskrit, and it means “to yoke.”
Free State to celebrate 25th birthday this weekend
February 20, 2014
Festivities include 25 brews free cake, and a Chuck Mead concert at The Bottleneck.
Editorial: Right priority
Legislators and KU officials have set the right priority by putting funding for a new medical school building ahead of support for new high-class apartments to attract student-athletes.
February 20, 2014
Kansas University officials made a wise decision to drop a bonding request for an apartment building near Allen Fieldhouse and focus their efforts on gaining approval for a new health education building at the KU Medical Center.
Letter: Fluoride issues
February 20, 2014
I’m thankful to the people raising the fluoride issue in our drinking water. Regarding the Centers for Disease Control’s pro-fluoride stance, it should be noted that many public health advances, like reduction in lead  exposure, second-hand smoke, and trans fats, grew out of public awareness spearheaded by a small number of “activists,” not from the CDC or other national agencies.
Opinion: Economy is top U.S. priority
February 20, 2014
Happy birthday, George, and happy birthday, Abe. While we’re at it, happy birthday to the two other presidents born in February: William Henry Harrison and Ronald Reagan.
International and local quilters featured at Spencer Museum of Art
February 20, 2014
“Personal Geometry: Quilts by Yoshiko Jinzenji & Virginia Jean Cox Mitchell” will be on view through May 18.
Five hot drinks for cold days
February 20, 2014
Kansas still has a bit of winter left up its sleeves. For when temperatures inevitably dip back below freezing and you’re looking for ways to warm up, make the rounds in town for a hot glass (or five) of these concoctions.
Off the Beaten Plate: Thukpa at Zen Zero
February 20, 2014
In the Himalayan mountains, where most homes don’t have central heat, residents eat a lot of this spicy, satisfying soup to take off winter’s chill.
100 years ago: Baldwin youths break into train depot, steal almost four dollars
February 20, 2014
“Desks and drawers yielded quickly — locks are used only for ornamental purposes in Baldwin.”
Opinion: U.S., Saudis draw closer on Syria
February 20, 2014
Western and Arab intelligence services that support Syria’s struggling opposition gathered for a two-day strategy meeting in Washington last week that appears to signal a stronger effort to back the rebel
Making home-cooked meals simple with ‘mise en place’
February 20, 2014
If you are frequenting fast food joints because that’s all you have time for, it’s time to be introduced to a chef’s secret weapon and your new cooking mantra. By Nadia Imafidon
Speaker shares tales of working 50 jobs in 50 states
February 20, 2014
Embracing fear is what enables us to find success in life, Daniel Seddiqui told an audience of about 100 people Wednesday night at the Kansas Union.