Archive for Friday, March 14, 2014

Also from March 14

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Kansas basketball v. Iowa State (Big 12 Tournament)
Podcasts
Polls
How much water do you drink each day?

Poll results

Response Percent
40 ounces or less. I should try to drink more.
 
41%
More than 80 ounces. I’m crazy about water!
 
32%
At least 64 ounces. I’m doing an OK job.
 
26%
Total 73

Lead stories

12:17 a.m.
Shutterstock image. City explains, defends proposed rental licensing program at public forum
March 13, 2014
A proposed, citywide rental licensing and inspection program is still not universally loved, but it is one step closer to winning Lawrence City Commission approval. By Chad Lawhorn
8:57 a.m.
Members of group Hoop Mamas perfrom during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Lawrence. Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade a time for fun — and a time to give back
March 13, 2014
The annual Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a time for fun and celebration but also a time to raise funds for local charities. By Giles Bruce
10:28 a.m.
Oscar Marino, who moved to Lawrence from Venezuela in 1981, has helped provide translation services for district and municipal courts since the early 1990s. Longtime local court translator sees growing need for his services
March 14, 2014
When Oscar Marino moved from Venezuela to Lawrence for college more than 30 years ago, he could take only English-as-a-second-language courses during his first semester at Kansas University. Within a decade, he was in Douglas County District Court, helping to translate terms that made up a language of their own. By Stephen Montemayor
12:28 p.m.
Lelia Hayden, Topeka, holds a sign promoting equality as she and other demonstrators gather on the south steps of the Kansas Statehouse for a group photo by organizers in protest to House bill 2453, a measure approved by the House that would have allowed people to cite religious beliefs in denying services to same-sex couples. The demonstration, which drew several hundred members was organized by the Topeka non-profit group Planting Peace. Bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity probably dead for session
March 14, 2014
The decision probably concludes for this year’s legislative wrangling between those opposed to same-sex marriage and those supporting gay rights. By Scott Rothschild
4:32 p.m.
Shutterstock image of healthcare.gov About half of eligible Kansans have enrolled in health insurance marketplace
March 14, 2014
Nearly 30,000 Kansans have selected a plan on the health insurance marketplace, part of the Affordable Care Act, through the first of this month, the Department of Health and Human Services reported this week. By Giles Bruce

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Notebook: Andrew Wiggins remains confident Kansas can win NCAA tournament
March 14, 2014
Even after Kansas lost to Iowa State in the Big 12 semifinals, Jayhawks freshman Andrew Wiggins said he’s confident his team can win six in a row and the NCAA title. By Gary Bedore
Column: Iowa State’s hot shooting too much for most defenses, including KU’s
March 14, 2014
Sometimes, it’s about the other guys, especially when the other guys play a brand of basketball as innovative as Iowa State’s under coach Fred Hoiberg. When the Cyclones hit their shots, they’re tough to beat. When they can’t get them to drop, they seldom have the defensive personnel to walk away winners. By Tom Keegan
Unacceptable’ performance: Jayhawks lament lack of defense in loss to Iowa State
Kansas gives up 94 points — most in regulation by any Self KU team
March 14, 2014
Soft-spoken Perry Ellis issued a stern warning to his Kansas University basketball teammates after Friday’s 94-83 loss to Iowa State in a Big 12 tournament semifinal in Sprint Center. By Gary Bedore
Cyclones attack paint to knock KU out of Big 12 tourney
March 14, 2014
In the waning minutes of Thursday’s quarterfinal game between Kansas and Oklahoma State, the Jayhawks benefitted greatly from OSU’s willingness to settle for jump shots with the game on the line. Kansas was not as lucky in the semifinals on Friday, as fourth-seeded Iowa State continually attacked the rim and exploited the absence of Joel Embiid in a 94-83 victory at Sprint Center. By Matt Tait
Lawrence legislators urge colleagues to approve KU Medical Center health education building
March 14, 2014
A Lawrence legislator said Friday that failure by the Legislature to help Kansas University build a new medical education building will have a negative impact on the health of Kansans. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence man to be sentenced for marijuana distribution
March 14, 2014
A Douglas County District Judge found a 25-year-old Lawrence man guilty of two counts of marijuana distribution after a plea hearing on Friday.
KU shows off vision of future campus
March 14, 2014
At an open house in Kansas University’s Spooner Hall, KU showed off its new “master plan,” meant to be a blue print for campus development during the next 10 years. While many of the proposals are still gleams in the eyes of administrators, some could see construction in the coming years and some are already underway. It’s the first such plan in 20 years By Ben Unglesbee
Benefit Saturday for Eudora sixth-grader diagnosed with cancer
March 14, 2014
A benefit will be held Saturday for a Eudora Middle School student who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
21-year-old charged with attempted murder in Lawrence throat stabbing; victim released from hospital
03:57 p.m., March 14, 2014 Updated 05:31 p.m.
The Lawrence Community Shelter kitchen manager who was stabbed in the throat Thursday and treated for life-threatening injuries was released from a Kansas City-area trauma center Friday and even returned to the shelter on his way home, according to the shelter’s director.
After 37 years on lam, killer caught in Florida
March 14, 2014
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — In the nearly 40 years after he escaped from the maximum-security military prison at Fort Leavenworth, convicted killer James Robert Jones carved out a new life for himself in Florida, living under an assumed name, getting married and working for an air conditioning company.
City leaders express concern about proposed changes to City Commission elections
March 14, 2014
A proposed law that would change when city commissioners are elected is creating both confusion and concern at Lawrence City Hall. By Chad Lawhorn
About half of eligible Kansans have enrolled in health insurance marketplace
March 14, 2014
Nearly 30,000 Kansans have selected a plan on the health insurance marketplace, part of the Affordable Care Act, through the first of this month, the Department of Health and Human Services reported this week. By Giles Bruce
Former Olympian says walk breaks can make you a better runner
March 14, 2014
Former U.S. Olympian Jeff Galloway has made a career out of running. And to get others into the sport, he encourages them … to walk. Galloway, a member of the 1972 Olympic team in the 10,000 meters, stopped in Lawrence on Friday to promote the launch of RunWalk Lawrence, which uses Galloway’s technique of taking strategic walk breaks while running to reduce injuries and speed up recovery times. By Giles Bruce
29-year-old Lawrence man sentenced to 43 months in prison for drug distribution
March 14, 2014
A 29-year-old Lawrence man will serve 54 months in prison after having pleaded guilty to cultivation or distribution of controlled substances. District Judge Paula B. Martin sentenced Kirby K. Bell to 43 months with the department of corrections stemming from a plea agreement last month.
Discussions on limiting KU grad student work hours prompts alarm
March 14, 2014
Kansas University is trying to figure out how graduate assistants fit into the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate to provide health insurance for all full-time employees. One possibility floated so far: limiting work hours for graduate students to 20 hours per week. That has worried graduate students who rely on the income from second jobs on campus. By Ben Unglesbee
Relay for Life: Lawrence teams encouraged to sign up early
March 14, 2014
With Relay For Life of Douglas County still a couple months away, teams are encouraged to join the event by signing up now.
Moody’s calls school finance ruling a ‘credit negative’ for Kansas
March 14, 2014
Moody’s Investors Service said the Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling last week casts a negative outlook on the state’s credit. The credit rating agency said the court’s ruling adds pressure to state finances that are already stressed due to recent tax cuts. By Peter Hancock
Red Cross: Donors needed for Lawrence Blood Drive
March 14, 2014
March is Red Cross Month and a time to thank our heroes and encourage others to join their ranks. The Red Cross has been helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies for more than 130 years.
Bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity probably dead for session
March 14, 2014
The decision probably concludes for this year’s legislative wrangling between those opposed to same-sex marriage and those supporting gay rights. By Scott Rothschild
Wichita man asks for nude massage, changes mind and flees
March 14, 2014
Police in Wichita say a man who wanted a massage from a naked woman in his motel room changed his mind when she disrobed and ended up fleeing after being threatened by her boyfriend.
Today in Lawrence: Big 12 semi, Miyazaki, St. Patrick’s Day weekend
March 14, 2014
KU vs. Iowa State, new Miyazaki at Liberty Hall, meteorites at the KU Museum of Natural History, and all things pre-St. Patrick’s Day.
LHS soccer signee holds ceremony
March 14, 2014
Lawrence High senior goalkeeper Alex Ewy held her college signing-day ceremony on Thursday afternoon. She will play soccer at Emporia State University next year.
Eudora football coach resigns
March 14, 2014
Eudora High football coach Kevin Kopecky turned in a letter of resignation earlier this week, according to activities director Cara Kimberlin.
Eudora boys win in state basketball quarterfinals
March 14, 2014
The fourth-seeded Eudora High boys basketball team surged past fifth-seeded Holton, 48-32, on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A-II state tournament at Hartman Arena.
25 years ago: Chilean produce vanishes from Lawrence shelves after cyanide scare
March 14, 2014
“We pulled everything last night as soon as we got the word.”
40 years ago: Letter-writer protests gender bias in junior high class
March 14, 2014
“The reality [is] that hammers and brooms can be used by both males and females.”
100 years ago: ‘Pioneer lumber man’ and three-time mayor of Lawrence dies
March 14, 2014
“Mr. Grovenor entered the lumber business somewhat by accident.”
Hosmer stars, but Royals fall
March 14, 2014
Eric Hosmer homered and doubled for the Kansas City Royals in a 12-6 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.
Letter: City giveaway
March 14, 2014
I couldn’t hold it back any longer, just a comment: Except for Mike Amyx, Tom and Doug own this town.
Letter: Animal welfare
March 14, 2014
In a national study released last year, Kansas ranked third for the number of pet breeders with egregious, repeated violations of animal welfare laws. These non-compliant breeders continue to operate despite serious violations and failed inspections. The animals that survive such cruel and unhealthy conditions wind up in pet stores or the homes of unsuspecting families.
Letter: KU-industry ties
March 14, 2014
I read with interest David. Burress’ letter of March 6 in response to faculty objections to KU/KSU’s pre-invention assignment agreements. Clearly, the agreements are overreaches as they lay claim to inventions made when a faculty member is neither being paid by the university, nor using any university resources.
Editorial: Tournament talk
Apparently the folks who run high school basketball tournaments in Kansas are simply waiting for an invitation. Lawrence should make sure they get one.
March 14, 2014
If the only reason Lawrence hasn’t hosted a state high school basketball tournament in 20-some years is because no one has asked, that problem should be easily solved.
Opinion: Health not dependent on medicine
March 14, 2014
In September 1958, a future columnist, then 17, was unpacking as a college freshman when upperclassmen hired by tobacco companies knocked on his dormitory door, distributing free mini-packs of cigarettes. He and many other aspiring sophisticates became smokers. Six years later — 50 years ago: Jan. 11, 1964 — when the Surgeon General published the report declaring tobacco carcinogenic, more than 40 percent of American adults smoked. Today, when smoking is considered declassee rather than sophisticated, fewer than one-fifth do.
Letter: Exasperated Kansan
March 14, 2014
The main thing that I have learned from following the proposed freedom-to-discriminate legislation in Kansas is that equality will be tolerated by our Republican leaders only if inequality proves to be bad for business.
Lawrence Jewish community hosts Purim celebrations
March 14, 2014
Before St. Patrick’s Day engulfs Lawrence in a green, beer-filled frenzy Monday, local Jews will celebrate Purim this weekend with costumes, charitable giving and perhaps most importantly, food. Two Jewish institutions in Lawrence are holding celebrations for the Jewish holiday Saturday, both of which are open to the public. By Joanna Hlavacek
Longtime local court translator sees growing need for his services
March 14, 2014
When Oscar Marino moved from Venezuela to Lawrence for college more than 30 years ago, he could take only English-as-a-second-language courses during his first semester at Kansas University. Within a decade, he was in Douglas County District Court, helping to translate terms that made up a language of their own. By Stephen Montemayor
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 13
March 14, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, March 13.