Archive for Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Barber Hiram Bayan sorts through his supplies at Watson's Barber shop, 925 Iowa Street, in the Hillcrest Shopping Center Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Black, white and everything in between at Watson’s
January 19, 2014
As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, we spend some time in Watson’s Barber Shop, a black barber shop where cutting hair is only part of the allure. By Chad Lawhorn
12:00 p.m.
Lawrence busker Richard Renner has been known to juggle, play an accordion, and ride a unicyle. Renner is the creator of the Lawrence Busker Festival. Meet the Buskers: getting to know the local street acts
January 19, 2014
Busking, or street entertaining, isn’t uncommon in these parts of town, often hearing a slow transition from lively zydeco music to moving jazz solos as you walk from one side of the block to the next. Let us introduce you to a few of the stories behind the street performances. By Nadia Imafidon
5:00 p.m.
East Lawrence resident Lane Eisenbart is pictured with her 7-year-old daughter, Ro O'Leary, and the modified basket bicycle they take to the grocery store. Eisenbart, who doesn't have a car, lives in one of Lawrence's four federally designated food deserts. Extra steps to eat: In Lawrence, nearly 18,000 live in federally designated ‘food desert’
January 19, 2014
East Lawrence resident Lane Eisenbart has heard that, once upon a time, there was a grocery store within a block of her house. Especially those days when the single mom runs out of eggs mid-week and faces a cold bike ride in the dark to get more, she can’t help but sigh, wouldn’t that have been nice? Eisenbart is one of nearly 18,000 northeast Lawrence residents living in a federally designated food desert. The desert — where a combination of low incomes, lack of grocery stores and lack of transportation makes it hard for some residents to get healthy food — stretches from Kasold Drive to the eastern city limits and envelops everything north of the river. By Sara Shepherd
8:27 p.m.
2905 W. 26th Lawrence police ID 52-year-old victim of Friday homicide; woman still missing
8:03 p.m., January 19, 2014 Updated 8:03 p.m.
Lawrence police have identified a 52-year-old man whose body was found at his home while police were looking for a missing woman.

All stories

Road no easier for slumping BU
January 19, 2014
Baylor’s No. 12-ranked basketball team, which figures to sink in the AP poll after losses to Texas Tech and Oklahoma last week, today travels to a place not conducive to slump-busting. By Gary Bedore
Column: Past is prologue for KU, Naadir Tharpe
January 19, 2014
It’s always better to look ahead, as in all the way ahead to the Baylor game tonight in Allen Fieldhouse, where Naadir Tharpe will have an opportunity to show again how much progress since the beginning of the season he has made in attacking a zone defense. By Tom Keegan
Bear trap: Second-half surge helps KU women stun Baylor
January 19, 2014
In desperate need of a victory that could turn around its season, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team might have earned just that Sunday afternoon, upsetting No. 7 Baylor, 76-60, at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith
Lawrence police ID man found dead in home, search for missing woman
January 19, 2014
Lawrence police have identified a 52-year-old man found dead inside his home while continuing their search for a missing woman who lived with him.
Lawrence police ID 52-year-old victim of Friday homicide; woman still missing
08:03 p.m., January 19, 2014 Updated 08:03 p.m.
Lawrence police have identified a 52-year-old man whose body was found at his home while police were looking for a missing woman.
Two from Class of 2014 pick KU football after weekend visits
January 19, 2014
The presence of Aaron Rodgers and a big-time college basketball victory proved to be beneficial for the Kansas University football program, which landed a pair of commitments on Sunday. Dallas wide receiver Derrick Neal, of Lincoln High, and Hartnell Community College defensive end Kapil Fletcher both orally committed to join the Jayhawks on Sunday after enjoying official visits to campus over the weekend.
Kansas women upset No. 7 Baylor
Chelsea Gardner scores 28 to lead KU back to .500
January 19, 2014
In desperate need of a victory that could turn around its season, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team might have earned just that Sunday afternoon, upsetting No. 7 Baylor, 76-60, at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith
Lawrence man charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault in apartment wall shooting
January 19, 2014
Phillip Howard, a 28-year-old Lawrence man, has been charged with aggravated battery and aggravated assault after a firearm was discharged and one person seriously injured during a domestic dispute Saturday night.
Lawrence artists bring back ‘love’ to local landmark
January 19, 2014
Until it was altered last summer, the garage door on Mississippi Street across from Memorial Stadium served as a Lawrence landmark and Kansas University icon. The bright red door with “love” painted across in black cursive appeared in KU memorabilia and was a notorious backdrop for engagement and wedding photos. In May, someone changed “love” to “Glove.” And just a month after that, the door was painted blue with a new message — “Risk for Adventure” — spray-painted in white. Nikki Wentling
Opinion: Having no manners worse than being fat
January 19, 2014
Everybody’s got something. Maybe it’s something you were born with, maybe something that happened to you, maybe something you did to yourself through bad habits or neglect. But everybody’s got something, some physical or emotional blemish measuring the distance from you to perfection.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 18
January 19, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Jan. 18.
Haskell men, women lose
January 19, 2014
The Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball team lost, 103-72, Saturday at College of the Ozarks.
KU tennis sweeps doubles at Purdue
January 19, 2014
The Kansas University women’s tennis team swept its doubles matches against Miami of Ohio and split its six singles matches against Louisville, Saturday at the Purdue Invitational.
Clothier 2nd for Lawrence High wrestling
January 19, 2014
Lawrence High’s Alan Clothier placed second in the 182-pound weight class as the Lions’ wrestling team competed Friday and Saturday at the Newton Tournament of Champions.
Dixon, Vollmer lead KU track
January 19, 2014
Kansas University’s Diamond Dixon and Lindsay Vollmer each earned a pair of victories for the KU women’s track and field team Saturday on the second and final day of the Holiday Inn Invitational.
Veritas boys win 3rd-place game
January 19, 2014
Chad Stieben scored 20 points, and Micah Edmondson added 15 points to lead Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team past Ludlow (Mo.) Southwest, 51-39, on Saturday for third place in the Braymer tournament.
Kansas RB James Sims helps all-star team to win
January 19, 2014
Kansas University running back James Sims totaled 63 yards for the National Team in a 31-17 victory at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday at StubHub Center.
25 years ago: County commissioners split on pay cut
January 19, 2014
The voluntary pay cut would reduce their salaries by more than 20 percent.
40 years ago: Anonymous group urges Sen. Dole to run for Kansas governor
January 19, 2014
Dole later said he was sticking to his plan of running for re-election to the U.S. Senate.
100 years ago: Lawrence street deteriorates to ‘a stretch of mud holes’
January 19, 2014
“It has now become so bad as to be practically impassable.”
Source: Nets to send Taylor to Pelicans
January 19, 2014
The Brooklyn Nets acquired guard Marquis Teague from Chicago for Toko Shengalia on Saturday and also sent guard Tyshawn Taylor to New Orleans in a separate move, a person with knowledge of the deals said.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
January 19, 2014
City construction projects are now mapped at lawks.us/construction-map.
Call for small art draws big response
January 19, 2014
Wall space won’t be a concern for the year’s first exhibit in the gallery at the Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City.
Behind the Lens: Planning for the perfect photo op
January 19, 2014
I was standing in the balcony of the House of Representatives, just above the Speaker’s chair where Gov. Brownback would give his State of the State address, when a nearby photographer mentioned the importance of luck in getting good photographs.
Winners of Langston Hughes 2014 writing award announced
January 19, 2014
This year’s winners of poetry and prose writing awards are Justin Runge and Crystal Boson.
New community-based brass ensemble hosts inaugural concert
January 19, 2014
Free State Brass Band is introducing its unique British-style sound to the Lawrence community in a couple weeks.
Baker University Community Choir to start rehearsals
January 19, 2014
Rehearsals begin Jan. 30 in preparation for the spring repertoire of the Baker University Community Choir.
Extra steps to eat: In Lawrence, nearly 18,000 live in federally designated ‘food desert’
January 19, 2014
East Lawrence resident Lane Eisenbart has heard that, once upon a time, there was a grocery store within a block of her house. Especially those days when the single mom runs out of eggs mid-week and faces a cold bike ride in the dark to get more, she can’t help but sigh, wouldn’t that have been nice? Eisenbart is one of nearly 18,000 northeast Lawrence residents living in a federally designated food desert. The desert — where a combination of low incomes, lack of grocery stores and lack of transportation makes it hard for some residents to get healthy food — stretches from Kasold Drive to the eastern city limits and envelops everything north of the river. By Sara Shepherd
Editorial: Budget plans
It will be interesting to see how even the modest spending increases requested by Gov. Brownback will be received by the Kansas Legislature.
January 19, 2014
The governor’s budget plan, released last week, includes some modest spending increases for fiscal year 2015 but mostly stays — or makes corrections in — the course set during last year’s two-year budget process.
Award-winning Turkish film to play at Liberty Hall
January 19, 2014
Filmmaker Pelin Esmer will answer questions and meet guests following the free screening of her film “Watchtower.”
Opinion: Report dispels phony Benghazi issues
January 19, 2014
The Senate Intelligence Committee made headlines last week by reporting that the 2012 attack in Benghazi was preventable. But frankly, we knew that. The deeper message of the bipartisan report was that Republicans in Congress wasted a year arguing about what turned out to be mostly phony issues.
Meet the Buskers: getting to know the local street acts
January 19, 2014
Busking, or street entertaining, isn’t uncommon in these parts of town, often hearing a slow transition from lively zydeco music to moving jazz solos as you walk from one side of the block to the next. Let us introduce you to a few of the stories behind the street performances. By Nadia Imafidon
Lawrence clinics partner to provide primary, mental health care under one roof
January 19, 2014
Jackie Lira was referred to Heartland Community Health Center to be treated for panic attacks. There, she saw a nurse practitioner who was able to prescribe her medications, as well as a behavioral health consultant for therapy. Her care was made possible through partnership between Heartland and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. By Giles Bruce
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Black, white and everything in between at Watson’s
January 19, 2014
As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, we spend some time in Watson’s Barber Shop, a black barber shop where cutting hair is only part of the allure. By Chad Lawhorn
Percolator looking for love-themed artwork
January 19, 2014
The deadline to submit to the “Make More Love” exhibit has been extended to Sunday, Jan. 26.