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Senate leaders, governor clash on budget By Peter Hancock phancock@ljworld.com

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Top: Jeremiah Floyd, 2, looks around the capitol rotunda while being held by his mother, Chaymieyon Floyd, of Kansas City, Kan., during the Martin Luther King Jr. March and Celebration at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka on Thursday. Students, lawmakers and citizens joined Gov. Sam Brownback in a march around the capitol, which was followed by speakers inside the capitol rotunda commemorating the life and importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Middle: Kenya Cox, of Wichita, executive director of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission, carries a rendering of a mural commemorating the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Brownback said the mural would be painted on the third floor of the Statehouse before the end of his term. Bottom: Cadets of the Highland Park High School Junior Air Force ROTC are followed by the Highland Park High School drum line as they lead the annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Celebration outside the Statehouse.

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Area MLK events coming up By Sara Shepherd sshepherd@ljworld.com

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awrence will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day through art, music, literature, film and other gatherings.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday is Monday. A number of events are planned to honor King, a minister and civil rights activist who in 1964 received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial

inequality through nonviolent resistance. King, who was assassinated in 1968, posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold

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Dueling press statements issued late Wednesday reflect growing tension between Gov. Sam Brownback and Republican leaders in the Senate, but senators were trying to downplay the conflict by Thursday morning. LEGISLATURE Wednesday Inside: As morning, the B r o w n b a c k Pompeo administration stands for unveiled its confirmaplan to close tion, House a $938 million passes spebudget short- cial elections fall over the bill. 3A next 18 months by relying heavily on onetime sources of money such as selling off the state’s future tobacco settlement payments, as well as sweeping money out of the state highway fund and an unprecedented borrowing of $300 million from state idle funds.

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Freezing rain likely to fall on Saturday By Conrad Swanson cswanson@ljworld.com

Back in March, I sought to highlight how common that situation was across the state. I found that more than 300 jurisdictions in Kansas had sales tax rates greater than 8 percent. In more densely populated areas, it was the norm.

Lawrence residents should brace themselves for a severe ice storm, meteorologists say. Starting early this afternoon, the Lawrence area will see a slight chance of freezing drizzle, said meteorologist Jenifer Prieto of the National Weather Service in Topeka. From there, chances of freezing rain increase through the weekend. Traveling is highly discouraged during the storm, which is expected to affect much of the central United States, Prieto said.

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Proposed liquor tax hike bad news for bargoers

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’m not sure anyone is really going to toast Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to close the state’s budget gap. I’m quite sure one group that won’t is the liquor store industry. As J-W statehouse reporter Peter Hancock reported Wednesday, the governor’s plan calls

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for the state to raise its “liquor enforcement tax” to 16 percent. In case you are unfamiliar, the liquor enforcement tax is the special type of sales tax that you pay on purchases made at a liquor store. I have written about this topic several times before, most recently in March. The current liquor

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enforcement tax is 8 percent. That’s the only tax you pay when you buy a product at a liquor store. The city’s standard 9.05 percent sales tax is not charged at a liquor store. That has created the odd situation where Lawrence residents pay more in taxes for groceries than they do for liquor.

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BRIEFLY Police, deputies led on early chase

AG: Change rules on crimes against officers

More than a dozen law enforcement officials from multiple agencies took part in a pursuit early Thursday morning. The Lawrence Police Department activity logs indicate 15 officers responded to an ‘attempt to elude’ call at 12:22 a.m. near the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Crestline Drive. Thursday afternoon, Lawrence Police Department spokesman Drew Fennelly could not offer additional details on the incident, citing incomplete police reports. When asked about a chase, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kristen Dymacek said deputies helped LPD “by helping set up a perimeter and assisting in the search.” Because LPD is investigating the incident, Dymacek declined to offer additional details. As of Thursday afternoon, no arrests in the Douglas County Jail booking logs bore an incident number matching the pursuit. Additional details were not immediately available.

To Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a crime committed against a law enforcement officer is more than an offense against an individual, his office said in a news release. On Wednesday, Schmidt requested the introduction of the Law Enforcement Protection Act to make penalties more severe for crimes targeting officers. “They are also an offense against the legitimate authority to enforce law and order in our communities,” the release said. Currently, crimes including assault, battery or first-degree premeditated murder already have more significant penalties when they target officers, the release said. However, the newly introduced bill “would provide a broad rule that any crime targeting an officer is subject to enhanced penalties.” If enacted, the bill would increase the punishment for a crime when prosecutors prove that officers were targeted because they were on duty or because of their status as law enforcement officers, the release said.

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The plan was roundly criticized on both sides of the aisle, but a pointed exchange began shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday with a joint statement from Senate GOP leaders criticizing the budget plan that the Brownback administration introduced earlier in the day. “This morning, Governor Brownback’s office presented his budget proposal for this fiscal year to the Kansas Legislature. Notably absent was a real structural fix to the $350 million deficit the state currently faces,” the statement read. It was signed by Senate President Susan Wagle, of Wichita; Majority Leader Jim Denning, of Overland Park; Vice President Jeff Longbine, of Emporia; and Ways and Means Committee Chairwoman Carolyn McGinn, of Wichita.

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Kansas had 23 cities with a population of 20,000 or more. Of those, 21 cities have sales tax rates greater than 8 percent. The majority of Kansas’ population pays more in taxes for bananas than bourbon. If Brownback’s plan is approved, that will no longer be the case. The price of drinking in Kansas will go up. A $25 bottle of liquor would have an extra $2 in tax attached to it. Bars and restaurants also pay the liquor enforcement tax on the bottles of booze they buy, so expect them to try to pass along the extra cost in the form of higher cocktail prices. The liquor enforcement tax would rise from 8 percent to 16 percent under the plan. That’s a big increase, but in some ways it brings the liquor enforcement tax back in line with its original standing. For whatever reason, the liquor enforcement tax hasn’t been increased since 1983. Back in 1983, the 8 percent liquor tax was nearly double the normal sales tax that consumers were paying for groceries and other items. Brownback’s proposal

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We let the governor know that it’s the Senate’s job to produce a budget bill that we think we can get 21 votes on. And we knew his first pass, which he knew as well, wasn’t going to be all intact.”

— Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, R-Overland Park

The statement continued: “The Governor continues to use one-time money, adds new taxes on the middle class, and neglects to fix the LLC loophole,” the statement read. “The math simply just doesn’t add up. The solution will require a combination of cuts and changes to tax policy.” About two hours later, shortly after 7 p.m., Brownback’s communications director, Melika Willoughby, sent out a response directed exclusively at Wagle. “Senate President Wagle may prefer unfair retroactive tax hikes for the middle class and job creators or punishing across the board cuts, but Governor Brownback’s budget recruits teachers, encourages

classroom innovation, and restores Medicaid funding,” Willoughby’s statement read. Thursday morning, Denning said he was surprised by the statement and downplayed the notion that there were rising tensions with the governor himself. “We had a meeting with the governor about an hour before that press release came out from their office,” he said. “It was very professional, very cordial. We let the governor know that it’s the Senate’s job to produce a budget bill that we think we can get 21 votes on. And we knew his first pass, which he knew as well, wasn’t going to be all intact.” Willoughby, however, provided a timeline of the

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Today l South Middle School annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration assembly, 2:15 p.m., South Middle, 2734 Louisiana St. l Liberty Memorial Central Middle School Martin Luther King Jr. assembly and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, 8-9 a.m. at the school, 1400 Massachusetts St.

Office of Diversity and Equity. The event includes a performance by KU’s vocal music group Genuine Imitation, a panel discussion and reception. The vigil begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Strong Hall rotunda, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd., and proceeds on foot to the Kansas Union Ballroom. A panel discussion to explore King’s legacy in relation to current social justice issues and contemporary activism will begin at 5:15 p.m. Anticipated panelists include KU faculty members Shawn Alexander, Darren Canady, Maryemma Graham and Randal Jelks. The discussion will be moderated by Abdoulie Njai, KU Student Senate director of diversity and inclusion. l Screening of “Fast Break” and discussion with filmmaker and KU professor Kevin Willmott, 7-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vermont St. Willmott’s latest documentary tells the story of John McLendon, the first black student at KU to earn his degree in physical education and study under James Naismith. McLendon also was the first African-American

The theme of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at KU is “Working Together in Unity.” KU’s main event is the annual candlelight vigil, walk, panel discussion and reception planned to begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday on campus. The Lawrence Public Schools districtwide celebration and awards ceremony is planned for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at South Middle School. “Dr. King gave us a vision of how America could be. Yet he also cautioned us that ‘human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable,’” Nate Thomas, vice provost for diversity and equity at KU, said in a statement from the university. “In our journey to have all people feel respected and achieve success, it’s critical that we continue to challenge our assumptions and understanding about individual difference, privilege and the importance of social justice issues in America.” Here is a list of KU and other community events

Sunday l Gospel Music Celebration, 6:30 p.m., Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. Monday l Tenth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Maceli’s Banquet Hall, 1031 New Hampshire St. Keynote speaker is State Rep. Barbara Ballard, of Lawrence, associate director of outreach for KU’s Dole Institute of Politics. The event is sponsored by the Jayhawk Breakfast Rotary Club. Tickets are required. l MLK Candlelight Vigil and Reception, sponsored by KU’s

will roughly restore that type of ratio. It won’t be popular in all circles. The liquor industry — which in many ways is headquartered in Lawrence with two major distributors, one of the top lobbyists for the industry, and a very large bar community based here — will note liquor already is taxed a lot. The state charges a gallonage tax at the wholesale level. Plus, there is an entirely separate 10 percent tax called a liquor drink tax that consumers pay when they buy a cocktail at a bar or restaurant. No doubt, the state does a fair amount of milking of the liquor industry. But still, the optics aren’t good on this. When I go to the counter with a bottle of bourbon and a batch of bananas, the clerk is going to add more tax onto the bananas than the bourbon. It is not for me to say whether that is the right message to send, but it should be interesting to watch how politicians navigate it all. Or maybe we should watch for this: bourboninfused bananas. It might be the answer to the state’s budget problems. We could tax that product twice. — This is an excerpt from Chad Lawhorn’s Town Talk column, which appears on LJWorld.com.

events, reflecting that the meeting between the senators and governor occurred at 4:15 p.m., about an hour before the Senate leaders’ statement was issued. Sen. Julia Lynn, ROlathe, said some of the tension began before the session began, when budget officials slashed their forecast of future revenues, resulting in a projected $350 million shortfall in the current fiscal year, followed by another $538 million shortfall next year. “I think that we were expecting the governor to make some of those cuts, and so there is some disappointment on that subject,” Lynn said. She said the tension grew Tuesday night, during Brownback’s State of the State address, when he made a comment that sounded like he was dropping the budget problem in the Legislature’s lap, with no real plan of his own to fix it. “As a first step, I encourage the Legislature to put a bill adjusting

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Before the freezing precipitation begins, Lawrence residents should “get any supplies you need, medication for your home so you can stay bunkered in for this weekend,” she said. Prieto said the chances for freezing precipitation increase after today. “There will be a heavier accumulation of ice beginning on Saturday and definitely into Saturday evening,” she said. “It definitely looks like at least a half an inch, but I would not be surprised to see three-quarters or an inch of ice.” “It can cause power outages, tree damage and we’ll definitely be seeing hazardous roads,” she added. “As much as the KDOT folks will be out there trying to melt the ice, it’s worse than snow. It just takes a little patch of ice for you to lose control.” The inclement weather may well continue all the way through Sunday, Prieto said. However, on Sunday afternoon, the temperature may start to rise, and the freezing rain may stop. “If we are able to get above freezing, then all the precipitation will just be rain,” she said. “But all the precipitation won’t be clearing the area until Monday.”

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and social justice exhibits opens at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria with the program and presentations of the MLK Awards to follow at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The ceremony will feature performances by Fiesta Folklorica dancers, the Liberty MemoTuesday rial Central Middle l KU Common Book School drum line, the Community Convertalent show winners sation on Ta-Nehisi from Can We Talk? at Coates’ “Between the Lawrence High, the Free World and Me,” 3:30 to State Emerald Steppers 4:30 p.m. at the teaching and a Choctaw dance gallery of the Spencer by a Woodlawn student Museum of Art, 1301 Mis- and her mother. l Throwback Thurssissippi St. l New York Elementa- day: Solidarity Songs, ry School annual Martin sponsored by the KU Luther King Jr. Chili Office of Multicultural Feed, 5 to 8 p.m., New Affairs, 2 to 3 p.m. at the York Elementary, 936 Sabatini Multicultural New York St. Resource Center, 1299 Oread Ave. Wednesday l Tea @ 3 with a Marl Screening of “Broth- tin Luther King speech er Outsider: The Life of screening, sponsored by Bayard Rustin,” sponStudent Union Activities, sored by KU Student 3 p.m. in the Traditions Union Activities and the Area on the fourth floor Office of Multicultural of the Kansas Union. Affairs, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Big 12 Room, Kan- Jan. 26 l Baker University sas Union. MLK Day observance, Jan. 19 11 a.m., Osborne Chapel l One Dream, dison the Baker campus in trictwide celebration Baldwin City. by Lawrence Public — KU and higher ed reporter Sara Schools, South Middle Shepherd can be reached at 832-7187. School, 2734 Louisiana Follow her on Twitter: @saramarieshep St. A gallery of cultural basketball coach to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. l Civil Rights Activism Art Showcase, 9 a.m.6 p.m. daily through Jan. 22, in the Kansas Union Gallery, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. on the KU campus.

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Kansas House passes bill on special elections for Congress By Peter Hancock phancock@ljworld.com

Topeka — The Kansas House quickly passed a bill Thursday to clean up language in current statutes regarding special elections to fill a vacancy in a U.S. House seat from Kansas. Lawmakers are rushing to get the bill through both chambers and onto Gov. Sam Brownback’s desk, anticipating that U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, of Wichita, will be confirmed as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The vote, in fact, occurred at nearly the same time that Pompeo

Pompeo confirmation hearings spur action on measure appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which will vote on whether to recommend his confirmation. Sen. Richard Burr, RN.C., said during Thursday’s hearing that he intends to act quickly on the nomination. Many expect Pompeo to be confirmed in time to take over as soon as Trump is inaugurated on Jan. 20. Pompeo, a Republican, was just elected to his third term in the House

representing the 4th District, which includes Wichita and much of south-central Kansas. Kansas has not had a vacancy in one of its U.S. House seats since 1950, and the statute that governs how special elections are conducted was written in 1969. Since then, however, federal election laws have changed and there is now a requirement that ballots be mailed to military and other federal service employees at least 45 days

before the election. Under current law, there are fewer than 45 days between the time parties are allowed to nominate candidates and the day of the election. House Bill 2017 would move various deadlines in the schedule to make sure local election officials have enough time to print ballots with all the candidates’ names and mail them out to military personnel as well as other people requesting advance ballots. The bill also lowers the threshold for the number of signatures an independent

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CIA DIRECTOR-DESIGNATE REP. MIKE POMPEO, R-KAN., center, flanked by former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, right, and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., listens on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

As final deadline approaches, Greyhound Attorney still seeks still searching for permanent bus stop records in housing discrimination case

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After failed attempts to find another location for its bus stop, the Greyhound bus service has now been using what was supposed to be a temporary location near City Hall for more than a year. After multiple extensions of the arrangement, Greyhound has worn out its welcome with the city, becoming what city officials say is a “drain of staff resources.” “City Hall has kind of become a de facto Greyhound bus station,” said city engineer David Cronin, who said the bus stop’s proximity to City Hall confuses Greyhound’s customers. “City staff time has been spent handling issues and printing tickets and informing their customers that this isn’t a location to purchase tickets.” Greyhound provides daily service to Lawrence three times a day on its route between Topeka and Kansas City, and connects to various cities

across the country. There is currently no Greyhound hub or ticket kiosk in Lawrence and Cronin said some Greyhound customers don’t realize tickets can only be purchased online. Since December 2015, the City Commission has granted Greyhound three extensions to continue using the city right-ofway at Sixth and New Hampshire streets. The area consists of a concrete and brick walkway with a few benches. Following what the city said was a final extension, Greyhound is supposed to cease using the location as its bus stop on Sunday. Despite the proximity of the deadline, Greyhound officials say a resolution hasn’t been found and they “continue to explore various location sites.” “We are diligently working to find a location that benefits the community,” Lanesha Gipson, senior communications specialist for Greyhound, said via email. “However, nothing has been

solidified as of yet.” Cronin said he’s aware of the company’s discussions with private businesses, and he hopes Greyhound is able to get a deal made. “The definition of temporary has already extended beyond a year, and so having the final date is hopefully strongly encouraging them to come to an agreement with someone else,” Cronin said. If not, another extension would have to be approved by the City Commission. But Cronin said that a request likely wouldn’t be entertained unless Greyhound agrees to make improvements to the location, which lacks a shelter and ticket kiosk. The temporary arrangement began after the bus service was displaced from its previous pickup and dropoff point at Sixth Street and Crestline Drive when the convenience store there, Pick & Pay, went out of business in 2015. A previous temporary location, at the intersection of Seventh and New Jersey

streets, was relocated after a nearby nonprofit said Greyhound customers were asking for assistance and shelter there. In November, Greyhound officials approached the city about making the Sixth and New Hampshire location permanent, but city staff recommended against the proposition on its premise alone. Cronin said the idea was a “nonstarter.” “We’re not in the business to run a private company or to serve a private company,” Cronin said. Still, Cronin and other city leaders have agreed that the bus line is valuable. “We don’t want to see them not be able to serve the citizens of Lawrence,” Cronin said. “But, on the other hand, we’ve tried to be accommodating over the last year or so on assisting them, and hopefully they can find some place here in the next few days.” — City Hall reporter Rochelle Valverde can be reached at 832-6314. Follow her on Twitter: @RochelleVerde

New York Elementary’s MLK Chili Feed slated for Tuesday By Joanna Hlavacek jhlavacek@ljworld.com

Some 30 years ago, a small group of New York Elementary School staffers and neighbors came together to celebrate what was then a brand-new federal holiday. Martin Luther King Jr. Day had just been recognized as such by the U.S. government, and a handful of teachers and principals decided to honor the occasion by whipping up a big pot of chili and inviting folks — anyone, really — to dig in. Current New York principal Nancy DeGarmo wasn’t around way back when, but that’s the story of the school’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Chili Feed as she’s heard it over the years. Of course, the once-humble gathering has “quickly outgrown anything that a group of teachers could put together and serve,” DeGarmo said, but at its core, the MLK Chili Feed remains true to the ideals championed by King so many years ago. “If you think about the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, that really epitomizes New York Elementary — that regardless of your race or economic standing, we all go to school together, and as neighbors we all support each other and we all get along,” DeGarmo says of the annual Chili Feed, which returns to the East Lawrence school, 936 New York St., at 5 p.m. Tuesday. This year’s event promises to be a little more sophisticated than its first iteration; these days,

cooks from the Lawrence school district’s offices make enough chili, meat and vegetarian versions included, to serve 500 people. DeGarmo expects around 400 New York students, families and community members to attend Tuesday night’s gathering, which also enlists each grade level at the school to contribute something, whether that be carrots and celery or cheese and crackers. Anyone’s encouraged to bring desserts, if they so choose, DeGarmo said. New York’s parentteacher organization handles the bulk of the responsibility, but school volunteers also receive help from long-term community partners like the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association, Altrusa International of Lawrence, the local Breakfast Optimist Club and the Lawrence Wesleyan Church. Choir members from nearby St. Luke AME Church also lend their musical talents to the annual feed, stopping by at some point in the evening — the whole thing is very relaxed, DeGarmo stresses — to entertain guests. From its beginnings in 1869, New York Elementary School has always been racially integrated — even at the time when other schools in Lawrence were not, DeGarmo said. Langston Hughes, the famous Harlem Renaissance writer, attended classes there as a youngster some 100 years ago. To this day, DeGarmo

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The attorney for the landlords in a housing discrimination lawsuit involving a local veteran isn’t backing down after the city protested his request for a wide array of documents. Though attorney Bruce Hanson agreed with the city that the documents — including health, employment and military records, as well as drug screenings and diary entries — be confidential, he contends the city should be responsible for providing them. “Defendants are entitled to review evidence which supports the underlying facts claimed in the petition,” Hanson’s response states. “Defendants are entitled to obtain evidence which supports their affirmative defenses.” The city claims Lawrence veteran Christopher Evans was discriminated against based on his mental disability and use of an “emotional support dog,” but attorneys for the landlords have denied both claims. At issue is whether the landlords, Lyndon and Kathi Mullis, of Baldwin City, violated local ordinance and federal fair housing law when they allegedly rejected Evans’ rental application. According to the city’s claim, Evans’ application was rejected based on the pet policy at Ashbury Townhomes, 925 E. 14th St. The protection

request filed by the city last month states the scope of the document request was “overly burdensome, intended to harass plaintiffs, and would needlessly increase the costs of litigation.” Hanson’s recent response requests that the court order the city to comply with the entirety of the document request. The response specifies that the records related to Evans and the dog should be provided by the city prior to trial. The city’s protection request indicated that Evans would sign appropriate document releases if prepared by attorneys for the landlords. Hanson’s response opposed that procedure, stating it would “significantly increase the costs of litigation.” The original lawsuit was filed Nov. 8 in Douglas County District Court by the City of Lawrence Human Relations Commission, and is seeking damages of more than $75,000, as well as reimbursement of court costs and attorney fees. The landlords’ response to the city’s protection request was filed Jan. 6, and no other response has since been filed. The city previously requested an extension for the claim, and a court hearing for the lawsuit has yet to be scheduled.

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Log off of Facebook and reach out to more people Dear Annie: I am in my mid-60s. I live in a small town, where I know lots of people but have only one friend I can count on. Another really good friend had to move out of state for her job. And another friend, along with her husband, I have known for 35 years, but I get absolutely nothing in return. We only get together if I reach out to her. I’d like to cut her off, but I have no one to take her place. My extended family members are not too far away, but they are too busy to make a phone call or send an email. I’m friendly with my husband’s family members, who all live close by, but they never call or make any effort to keep us informed of family news. My husband has never helped in that regard because he doesn’t keep in touch with them, either.

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He also makes no effort to get together with friends. I have a happy marriage but need more than my husband to keep me company. I need more than one friend, as well. Having no friends is a problem I have had my whole life. My family of origin was rather dysfunctional, with a brother who was troubled and made it difficult for all of us. My parents were preoccupied with him and expected the rest

Snicket hits the small screen Well into the 21st century, we appear reluctant to leave the spirit of the 19th. This week has already seen the debut of the very Dickensian ‘‘Taboo.’’ On Sunday, ‘‘Masterpiece’’ launches a miniseries about the young Queen Victoria, and today, Netflix begins streaming the eight-part fantasy ‘‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’’ (TV-PG), based on books written for young people by Daniel Handler featuring cheeky, a n a c h ronistic send-ups of gothic, gloomy tales. For the uninitiated, the ‘‘Lemony Snicket’’ books involve the Baudelaire children, orphaned after the death of their parents in a fire and left to the custody of their nearest relative, the scheming Count Olaf, played here by Neil Patrick Harris. Stories generally involve Olaf changing identities and costumes in his efforts to steal his wards’ inheritance, and the kids trying to get to the bottom of their parents’ untimely demise. This is a perfect role for Harris, an actor who is accustomed to only one direction, over-the-top. From the snippets made available for review, ‘‘Lemony Snicket,’’ directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (’’The Addams Family,’’ ‘‘Men in Black’’), has the selfconscious cleverness of a Wes Anderson production mixed with sets and special effects reminiscent of a Tim Burton movie. Patrick Warburton plays the narrator and title character. This is not the first attempt to adapt the popular books for the screen. Jim Carrey starred in a 2004 film version that Sonnenfeld was originally supposed to direct. So consider this his second chance to get things right. Books this popular and so beloved sometimes have a hard time delighting their original readers, who have already ‘‘produced’’ the story in the theater of their imagination. O Weeks after NBC launched ‘‘The Wall,’’ Discovery brings us ‘‘The Wheel’’ (9 p.m., TV-14). Six survivalists face the punishing wilds of South America. Their location, and challenge, is determined by the turn of ‘‘The Wheel.’’ When, how and why it turns is a big unknown, adding a gameshow touch to this umpteenth variation on ‘‘Survivor.’’ Tonight’s other highlights O ‘‘Scientology: A Student’s Descent’’ (7 p.m., ID, TV-14) profiles a former spy for the organization who helped wage war on its critics. O Patti LuPone guest-stars on ‘‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’’ (8 p.m., CW, TV-14). O While moonlighting as a bodyguard, Danny hopes to clear his new boss’s name on ‘‘Blue Bloods’’ (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14). Copyright 2016 United Feature Syndicate, distributed by Universal Uclick.

of us kids to take care of ourselves, and because there were no other kids in the neighborhood to befriend, I feel that I was unprepared to make friends. Looking back now, I could have been a better friend to people as I became an adult but didn’t really get it at the time and was very frivolous with friendships. I get along fairly well socially now, but there is no one I can call and say, ‘‘Hey, let’s do something.’’ I also worry about what would happen if my husband or I got sick, which I’m seeing more with people in our age group. Whom would I call for support? Facebook makes me sad because it appears that others my age are still enjoying a very active social life. Has our culture created an atmosphere in which no one cares, or is it just

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For Friday, Jan. 13: This year you often feel as if your social interactions are fated. The new people you meet might be karmically linked to you. As a result, your relationships take on an interesting quality. If you are single, you will meet someone of significance. If you are attached, the two of you often discuss key issues in your relationship. The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult Aries (March 21-April 19) ++++You can’t help but respond well to someone else’s enthusiasm and interest in a project. Tonight: Respond to a loved one with a big smile. Taurus (April 20-May 20) +++++You don’t often see eye to eye with a loved one, especially if the topic revolves around assets and investments. Tonight: Dinner for two. Gemini (May 21-June 20) ++++How you handle someone’s suggestions could be key to improving your relationship. Tonight: Go along with a friend’s idea about meeting up. Cancer (June 21-July 22) ++++Curb a possessive streak that could emerge from out of nowhere. Tonight: Weigh the pros and cons of a situation. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ++++You will be able to get past a problem quickly. Tonight: TGIF!

me? — Nobody Calls Dear Nobody Calls: First off, there aren’t any people who are having as good a time as they seem to be on Facebook. If looking at those posts is bringing you down, log off for a while. Second, the best way to get somebody to call is to call her first. I know; you have tried reaching out to some people. But keep trying. Check out Meetup, a website designed to bring people together in real life over common interests. There’s a group for everyone — amateur quantum physicists, alcohol-free adventurers, beer-drinking book-clubbers, puzzle enthusiasts, bridge players; I could go on all day. Friends are yours for the making. — Send your questions for Annie Lane to dearannie@ creators.com.

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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) +++You might not want to reveal everything, but you do need to share some of what is on your mind. Tonight: In the whirlwind of the moment. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) +++++You recognize the level of support you receive from your friends.Tonight: Love the moment. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ++++An older relative or friend assumes command. Don’t try to fight the inevitable. Tonight: Beam in whatever you want. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ++++Your perspective changes radically as a result of an ongoing conversation verging on a debate. Tonight: Be entertained at home. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) +++++Be willing to let a friend or associate run with the ball. You learn from his or her progressive style. Tonight: Be part of a duo. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ++++Take a stand, but expect to meet with some resistance. Waiting will make your life easier. Tonight: As you like it. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) +++Organization will be pivotal in handling all the information and requests that seem to drop on your lap. Tonight: Off to the gym.

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Let’s get serious about city’s plan A vision statement has to be significant and specific, not just a collection of feel-good cliches.

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ometimes being great is not good enough. The city of Lawrence is about to begin an exercise where that is the case. City commissioners today and Saturday start on creating a new strategic plan for Lawrence. They will participate in a two-day planning session at the BTBC incubator facility on KU’s west campus. The goal is to create a vision statement that can be disseminated to the community for review and comment. The strategic planning process is an example of where being great isn’t good enough. Too often governments create these plans, and the vision comes off something like: We want to be a great place to live. We want to be a great place to do business. Such plans are destined to become high-priced paperweights and efficient dust collectors. No community, after all, is going to write a plan with a vision of being mediocre. Lawrence’s strategic planning process, however, does not have to be a waste of energy. City Manager Tom Markus is spot on in his analysis that city commissioners spend a lot of time in the weeds on details, but don’t do well in seeing the big picture. A well-crafted strategic plan — a vision statement is just one part of it — could be helpful to the city. A failing of Lawrence is that the community struggles to unite behind a common goal. This planning process is an opportunity for the community to agree on how Lawrence can become a standout; on how Lawrence can give itself a competitive advantage over other communities. We really are in a daily competition with other cities. There is only so much prosperity to go around, and we have to figure out how Lawrence can get its fair share. Realistically, what can Lawrence be the best in? An obvious vision statement for Lawrence is: We are going to be the best university community in Middle America. We will measure our success with metrics like enrollment growth, graduation rates, endowed professorships, Rhodes Scholars, research funding, startup companies that spin off of university research, a reduction in the brain drain, and a host of other data. If Lawrence can become an elite level university community, so much else will take care of itself: People will want to live here, businesses will want to locate next to the university’s talent, and research dollars will be easier to come by. The value of creating that vision statement is that city leaders can refer back to it when they struggle with determining priorities. The city has limited financial resources. It will have to say yes to some projects and no to others. When deciding what answer to give, commissioners could ask themselves: How does this help us be the best university community in Middle America? But maybe Lawrence is looking for a bit different vision. Perhaps it wants to be something like the Creative Capital of the Great Plains, or to be the state’s leader in tourism, or the region’s leader in green energy or perhaps something else. The task of city commissioners is to settle on something tangible and significant. Please, don’t deliver us an overly broad vision that bases our success on “providing a great quality of life.” That’s become like the beauty pageant contestant saying she supports world peace — an unhelpful cliche. Lawrence is in an enviable position. In many Kansas communities this strategic planning process would be a more dour conversation. Lawrence has many possibilities. Lawrence’s challenge is settling on one. Agreement has not been Lawrence’s strong suit, but we can do it, if we work hard at it.

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A call for activists for journalism Well, that was quite the spectacle. In his first news conference since July, Presidentelect Donald Trump on Wednesday likened the U.S. intelligence community to Nazi Germany, talked about himself in the third person as he described Vladimir Putin’s affection for him and attacked not one but two news organizations.

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We’ve never seen the likes of this. No president loves the media, but in the past, they’ve typically vented their grievances privately and, sometimes, strategically.” He refused to take a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta, accusing him of working for “fake news.” He called BuzzFeed “a failing pile of garbage” for publishing 35 pages of unverified allegations about ties between Trump and the Russian government. “I think they’re going to suffer the consequences,” he said about BuzzFeed. He also predicted, “I will be the greatest jobs producer that God ever created.” “And I mean that,” he added, in case anyone might have wondered aloud, “Did he just say ‘God’?” Oh, yeah. For the rest of that afternoon, emergency alert tests kept popping up on my TV screen. Coincidental, I’m sure, but it does have a way of focusing one’s mind. CNN, by the way, only reported that both President

Barack Obama and Trump had received a two-page synopsis of the allegations, without providing details. Trump still thinks CNN is stinky. So there. Social media were full of criticism of the other reporters in the room for not defending Acosta in the moment. I hope to see such unity in the future, but I won’t pile on here. We’ve never seen the likes of this. No president loves the media, but in the past, they’ve typically vented their grievances privately and, sometimes, strategically. Trump hates us and loves reminding all of America just how much. The journalists in that room had a lot of questions and no idea how long they’d have before he shut the whole thing down. I appreciate their attempts to get answers, even after it was clear that Trump had no intention of giving straight answers. Everything’s going to be very, very great. That’s all you need to know. As for BuzzFeed, this is not its finest hour. Its initial explanation for the story: “BuzzFeed News is publishing the full document so that Americans can make up their own minds

about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the US government.” That’s not what we’re supposed to do as journalists. Our job is to hunt down the claims and prove or disprove them. “Sources,” we call them. “Facts,” too. In a memo to staff, BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith wrote: “As we noted in our story, there is serious reason to doubt the allegations. We have been chasing specific claims in this document for weeks, and will continue to. “Publishing this document was not an easy or simple call, and people of good will may disagree with our choice. But publishing this dossier reflects how we see the job of reporters in 2017.” I would not characterize myself as one of those people of goodwill at this moment. As a journalist, I’m steamin’ mad right now, because the last thing we need is a high-profile example of jumping the gun for clicks. As someone teaching future journalists, this is Exhibit A of what will not happen in any classroom of mine. In the meantime, more of us journalists need to become advocates for our pro-

fession. One of the things that newspapers got so wrong during their heyday was the insistence that we shouldn’t promote what we do. The work speaks for itself, editors used to tell us. Do a good job and the readers will find you. Boy, was that a losing strategy. Still, journalists get squeamish at the notion of being activists for anything, for obvious reasons. But that’s what we need to be now. We must let our readers and viewers know how we do what we do and why it matters. It’ll be a slog, if Twitter is any indication. After Trump’s news conference, I tweeted about the importance of being an activist for journalism. Trump supporters climbed all over that one, calling me the kind of stuff best left for those dark fantasies most people don’t say out loud. It’s clear that the angriest of Trump supporters feel emboldened by his election and his behavior ever since. What they don’t seem to understand yet is that so do we. — Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist with Creators Syndicate.

The real obstacle to peace in the Middle East Shortly after Benjamin Netanyahu won his bid for re-election as prime minister of Israel in March 2015, I wrote a column describing President Barack Obama as being “on track to go down as more hostile toward Israel than any president in the past 68 years.” I warned that President Obama was so anti-Netanyahu that administration officials were signaling the president might change U.S. votes at the United Nations Security Council, “perhaps not opposing U.N. resolutions condemning the Jewish state on settlements and other issues,” for example. Those words proved prophetic recently when the U.S. abstained from voting on a resolution condemning Israel for its settlement activity while giving only lip service to condemnation of terrorist activity against Israel and its citizens. That Obama waited until the 11th hour of his presidency to seek revenge against Israel for not bending to his ambition to broker peace speaks volumes not just about his anti-Israel instincts but about his self-serving ambition to curry favor with the left, U.S.-Israel relations and even the Democratic Party’s future support from the pro-Israel community be damned. First let’s be clear: The U.N. resolution and the support for it is not really about settlement policy. Israel, under successive governments, has had an on-again, off-again policy on building settlements in disputed territory,

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which has had little effect on the prospects for a comprehensive peace deal. The only true peace treaty negotiated with any of the countries that fought in the 1967 war was the Camp David Accords, agreed to by Israel and Egypt in 1978. With the signing of the accords at a White House ceremony that I was privileged to attend, Israel returned land seized in Sinai from Egypt and dismantled settlement there in 1982. In 2005, Israel dismantled all settlements in Gaza and four in the West Bank. In return, Israel has been the target of repeated Palestinian terrorist attacks against its citizens — and Palestinians have refused to negotiate in good faith. From September 2015 through November 2016, 42 people were killed by terrorists in Israel and another 602 wounded. Israeli restraint in the face of such unbridled viciousness is remarkable. Although peace talks have

occurred under the auspices of the United States and other nations, it’s the Palestinians’ balking at accepting demands that Israel have the right to exist that has been the main impediment, not refusal of Israel to cede some land acquired in the 1967 war. Clearly, the fate of Jerusalem has been a stumbling block for both sides, but if the Palestinians and the Arab world in general were not so hostile to the very existence of a Jewish state, peace would have been possible by now. The very notion that Palestinians have a right to land over which they have never in history exerted control seems a stretch, but it’s one that much of the world, including the U.S. under both Democratic and Republican presidents, has accepted at face value. Prior to World War I, the people we now call Palestinians — and others in what are now the disputed territories — lived under Ottoman rule, along with all Jordanians. After Allied forces defeated the Ottomans in WWI, the League of Nations created the British mandate over the area, empowering Britain to establish a “Jewish national homeland” while respecting the rights of the resident Arab population. Winston Churchill, who was then Britain’s colonial secretary, divided the lands under British control, giving the country’s Hashemite Arab allies the East Bank of the Jordan River to establish the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1922.

In November 1947, the U.N. voted to partition the remaining territory to establish two states, a Jewish Israel and an Arab Palestine. It was the Arabs’ refusal to accept the establishment of any Jewish state in the territories that began what has now been a nearly 70year stalemate on the creation of a Palestinian state. That recalcitrance has been marked by a complete refusal to make real peace, interspersed with wars against Israel by its neighbors in 1948, 1967 and 1973, as well as a continuous campaign of terrorism against the Jewish state and its citizens. With a new administration taking office in Washington on Jan. 20, one can only hope that the U.S. will do more to tackle the real obstacles to peace in the disputed territories by pressuring the Palestinians at least as hard as the Israelis. A two-state solution is possible only if both parties are equally committed to living side by side peacefully, and so far, the Palestinians have yet to prove they are. — Linda Chavez is a columnist with Creators Syndicate.

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candidate needs to get on the ballot for a special election, requiring only 3,000 signatures of registered voters in the district instead of the nearly 17,000 that would be required under current law. House members added another amendment Thursday clarifying that potential independent candidates cannot begin circulating petitions until the governor issues a proclamation setting the date for a special election. The House passed the bill, 122-1, sending it to the Senate. Some House members remarked that they could not remember the last time a bill moved through a committee and passed out of the House in the first week of a session. U.S. House seats in Kansas are the only elected offices that require a special election to be filled. Vacant U.S. Senate seats and other statewide elected offices are filled by a governor’s appointment. Vacancies in

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legislative seats are filled by an election of party precinct officials from the district where the vacancy occurs and the political party that last won the election. The last time a U.S. Senate vacancy occurred was in 1996 when Sen. Bob Dole resigned in order to focus on his presidential campaign. Then-Gov. Bill Graves appointed his lieutenant governor, Sheila Frahm, to fill the seat. But Graves also called a special election for that November to elect someone to serve out the remaining two years of Dole’s term. Sam Brownback, then a House member from the 2nd District, defeated Frahm in the Republican primary of that race, then went on to win the general election. Pompeo was introduced at the hearing by U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, a former chairman of the Intelligence Committee. Also at the table with him was Dole. There was some drama early in the hearing when power went out in the Hart Senate Office Building, forcing a delay in the proceedings. The outage

occurred just as the committee’s vice chairman, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., was giving opening remarks and referenced an intelligence report suggesting Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Power was eventually restored and the hearing continued without further interruption. Pompeo’s nomination has drawn criticism from human rights groups because of previous statements that both he and President-elect Donald Trump have made regarding the use of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques that many consider to be torture. One such group is the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, which ran an ad in the Wichita Eagle urging Pompeo to “follow U.S. law and obey Christian morality by rejecting torture.” Pompeo vowed during his hearing Thursday not to renew torture if he is picked as CIA director.

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Lectures at Dole Institute to highlight U.S. entry into WWI Staff Reports

Upcoming events at the University of Kansas Dole Institute of Politics will include Presidential Lecture Series installments on United States involvement in World War I, plus Fort Leavenworth Series events exploring Asian military history. The Dole Center announced its early spring lineup on Wednesday. “We are looking forward to beginning the semester with these excellent historical programs,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said in a news release. Events are free, open to the public and located at the Dole Institute. Find more information, as well as later additions to the spring schedule as they become available, on the Dole Institute’s website, doleinstitute.org.

2017 Presidential Lecture Series: “The U.S. and the Great War: 100 Years Later” This year’s series coincides with the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. KU professor emeritus Ted Wilson will facilitate the following four lectures featuring experts on different facets of the war. l “America’s Road to War,” 7 p.m. Feb. 2.

Michael Neiberg, noted scholar and chair of war studies in the Army, will explore the complex paths of politics, economics and cultural divisions that brought America into the war. l “A Giant with Feet of Clay: The American Military in the Great War,” 7 p.m. Feb. 9. Richard Faulkner, professor with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, lays out how the American Expeditionary Forces played a pivotal role in the brutal campaigns that led to Germany’s defeat on the battlefield. l “Americans All: The Homefront in World War I,” 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Jennifer Keene , a noted scholar from Chapman University, will discuss responses of Americans to the introduction of the draft, economic mobilization, the patriotism crusade and its effects. l “Boldness and Frailty: Woodrow Wilson’s Fight for the League of Nations,” 7 p.m. Feb. 23. John Milton Cooper, acclaimed biographer of Woodrow Wilson and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, will paint a portrait of Wilson and his transformative leadership. Wilson arguably established a new way of thinking about international relations that, 25 years later, ushered in the United Nations.

2017 Fort Leavenworth Lecture Series: “History for the Military Mind” Lectures featuring military historians and experts will cover the birth of combined arms during World War I, the rise and decline of Napoleon, withdrawal from Vietnam, the Tet Offensive and more. l “The Chinese Way of War,” 3 p.m. Feb. 2. Gary Bjorge will examine Chinese military thought from ancient times to present, through the lens of the Huai Hai Campaign, the largest campaign fought by Chinese Communist forces during the Chinese Civil War (1946-49). l “The Western Way of War,” 3 p.m. March 2. Joseph G.D. Babb explores the role of foreign advisers as well as influence of the western way of war on China and Japan. l “The Tet Offensive,” 3 p.m. April 6. Marine Corps veteran Wilburn “Bud” Meador Jr., a watch stander at the U.S. Embassy and all USAID posts in Saigon in 1967, shares the story of perhaps the most strategically important struggle of the Vietnam War. l “Withdrawal from Vietnam,” 3 p.m. May 4. Decorated veteran and Vietnam expert James Wilbanks will explore the U.S. withdrawal and Vietnamization program here.

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t seems some folks have been passing Monopoly money around town as real currency. Well, maybe the fake cash is a little bit more realistic than Monopoly money. All the same, it’s illegal, and police are asking Lawrence businesses to keep an eye out for counterfeit bills, specifically $100 bills, being passed around. Thursday morning, the Lawrence Police Department tweeted out a photo from the U.S. Currency Education Program, which elaborates a few ways to identify real American money. In fact, not long ago a Topeka man was arrested by Lawrence police after they say he passed around some fake bills. Michael Andrew Baum, 30, was arrested Dec. 29. According to a criminal complaint filed in Douglas County District Court he faces four felony counts of making false information and four misdemeanor counts of theft. Baum is accused of passing fake $100 bills over the course of several months at different Lawrence businesses, according to an arrest affidavit filed in Douglas County

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District Court. An arrest affidavit is a document filed by police explaining the grounds for an arrest. Allegations in the document still must be proved in court. The affidavit alleges that Baum passed the bad money last summer at both Wal-Mart, 550 Congressional Drive, and Dillons, 4701 W. Sixth St. During the transactions he would pay for relatively inexpensive items with the fake bills and receive change back in legitimate cash. Upon closer inspection, police noticed the fake bills passed by Baum were obviously counterfeit, the affidavit says. At least four of the bills had the same serial

number (PR 10008679 P), the affidavit says. Some printing on the bills had also been marked with a pen or marker and “on the front of the bills was the print “THIS NOTE IS NOT LEGAL, IT IS TO BE USED FOR MOTION PICTURES.” In addition, the back of the bills showed the markings “IN HIM WE TRUST,” the affidavit says. “There was no ‘USA 100’ security thread embedded in the bill. There was no color shifting ink on the 100 on the face of the notes.” In part, investigators were able to identify Baum by working with Wal-Mart and Dillons employees and studying security footage, the affidavit says. Baum was arrested and booked into jail. He was released on Jan. 4 after posting a $10,000 bond. Baum is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 24 for a preliminary hearing. There a judge will determine if enough evidence exists to order him to stand trial. — This is an excerpt from Conrad Swanson’s Lights & Sirens column, which appears regularly on LJWorld.com.

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on the house. If you don’t pay it now, you’re going to pay more later and over a longer period of time.”

Topeka (ap) — Alan Conroy, executive director of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, said Thursday that under Gov. Sam Brownback’s pension proposals, the state would take longer to close a long-term gap in its funding for retirement benefits and spend more annually in future years to do it. Conroy briefed the Senate Ways and Means Committee on the effects of Brownback’s proposals. The governor wants to continue contribution rates for the fiscal year that ended in June 2016 through June 2019, rather than having them rise annually in line with a 2012 law. The 2012 law moved the state toward closing its long-term funding gap — now $8.5 billion — in 2033. Brownback’s plan is to extend the payoff for another 10 years. Conroy said the short-term savings would be $596 million through June 2019, as the state faces budget shortfalls totaling $1.1 billion. But, he added, “It’s like the mortgage

Kansas Capitol to add mural celebrating Brown v. Board Topeka (ap) — Gov. Sam Brownback says a new mural will be added to the third floor of the Kansas Capitol celebrating the historic 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned segregated education. Brownback unveiled a mockup of the mural Thursday at the state’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Artist Michael Young will paint the mural. It has a group of students of different races with their teacher in the foreground and the building in the background. Raytown School District Assistant Superintendent Anthony Moore spoke on the importance of unity at the MLK Jr. Day celebration and invoked the words of leaders, including President Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. Moore says Americans have to continue striving for King’s dream.


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Land E 550 Road

313 Fort Laramie Drive

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OPEN SATURDAY 12:00-2:00 Wow Factor!

• Farmhouse Style • Open Plan with Hickory Floors • 2 Living Rooms Plus a Bar • Custom Barn Door and Beams • Close to K-10/I-70 and Rock Chalk

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• Big and Open/Vaulted Ceilings • Main Level Master • Hardwood Floors and Ceramic Tile • Formal Dining + Eat-in Kitchen • Full Finished Basement

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4 Bed, 4 Bath, Bsmt: Yes, 2,850 Sqft MLS# 139840 VT# 3824648

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3931 Sweetclover

• One Level Living • 3 Bedroom/2 Bath • Covered Porch/Tall Ceilings • FEMA Storm Room/Four Season • Oversized 3 Car Tandem Garage

$329,900

3 Bed, 2 Bath, Bsmt: No, 1,990 Sqft MLS# 140530 VT# 3880824

Cheri Drake 423-2839

$329,900

3 Bed, 3 Bath, Bsmt: No, 2,120 Sqft MLS# 139980

• Beautiful Pine Floors • Stainless Steel Appliances • Screened Porch • 10x12 Hobby Shed • Large Yard, Sprinkler System Cheri Drake 423-2839

OPEN SATURDAY 12:00-2:00 Beautiful Home

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• Move-in Ready! • Beautiful Hardwood Floors • New Carpet • Large Backyard • Easy Access to K-10

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• Many Updates - Remodeled • All New Carpet and New Driveway • Beautiful Tiled Master Shower • All Appliances Included • Quick Closing Possible!

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• One Level Ranch on Cul-de-Sac • Excellent West Side Location • New Roof and Newer Windows • Large Rear Yard • Just Call Deborah 785-766-6759

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3505 Firefly Court

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3 Bed, 2 Bath, Bsmt: No, 1,280 Sqft MLS# 141291

Janell Bidwell 393-7710

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• Wonderful Updated 1.5 Story • Hardwood Floors, New Carpet • Main Level Master Bedroom • Finished Walk-out Basement • Beautiful Yard Backs to Creek

5 Bed, 4 Bath, Bsmt: Yes, 3,400 Sqft MLS# 141399

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OPEN SATURDAY 12:00-2:00 Full, Unfinished Basement

3 Bed, 3 Bath, Bsmt: Yes, 1,520 Sqft MLS# 141530

OPEN SATURDAY 1:00-3:00 Indoor and Outdoor Charm

• One Level Living • Doble Master BR/Quality Finishes • Covered Porch/Tall Ceilings • FEMA Storm Room • Oversized 3 Car Tandem Garage

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3 Bed, 3 Bath, Bsmt: Yes, 1,541 Sqft MLS# 141563

4200 Catalina Drive

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• Open Floor Plan • Great Master Suite Area • Backs Up to Walking Trail • Full Unfinished Daylight Basement • Move-in Ready!

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• 3 Bedroom/3 Bath • Updated Kitchen • Remodeled Baths and Bedrooms • Vaulted Ceilings/Fireplace • 2 Car Garage/Patio/Firepit

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A Taste of San Francisco ‘A Seafood Extravaganza’ Join us for an evening inspired by The City by the Bay. Dinner will feature the freshest catch flown in from San Francisco for the event.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017

6:00-10:00 PM

ARTERRA EVENT GALLERY 2161 QUAIL CREEK DRIVE

Proceeds from the event will benefit Community Village Lawrence, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to enhance quality of life for the entire community by helping neighbors remain in their homes as they age.

All-inclusive evening: Food. Drink. Live and silent auction. Bid items include ‘The Final Battle’, of the KU-MU game, painted by John Bukaty and signed by Bill Self. David J. Ekerdt, Director of the KU Gerontology Center, will be our featured speaker.

To purchase tickets:

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For questions:

Community Village Lawrence office at (785) 505-0187

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Amazon to create 100K jobs by ’19

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Trump crafts Cabinet of disrupters Nominees could oversee agencies they’ve battled Heidi M. Przybyla USA TODAY

WASHINGTON Donald Trump’s incoming Cabinet may already have a place in history. As Congress considers the president-elect’s picks, many have a record of outspoken skepticism of — and in some cases downright hostility to — the agencies they would oversee that distinguishes them from previous Cabinets, according to presidential transition experts. Some of

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them echo the Tea Party — which helped usher in an era of congressional obstruction. In an interview on Fox Business News in 2014, Andrew Puzder, whom Trump picked to head the Department of Labor, stated, “Who says gridlock is bad? I can tell, the less Washington does the better.” Former Texas governor Rick Perry has advocated shuttering the Department of Energy he’s slated to lead. Betsy DeVos, who would head the Education Department, is a leading proponent of voucher programs that divert taxpayer funds from public

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Trump’s nominees are amid the confirmation process.

schools. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has repeatedly sued the Environmental Protection Agency and, in his official biography, describes himself as a “leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda.” Ben Carson has criticized Housing and Urban Development rules designed to combat segregation in housing. Puzder has fought labor rules intended to protect workers. “It really is unprecedented, not just the degree to which some of these nominees despise the mission of the agencies or departments they’re tapped to head, but the sheer number of them,” said John Hudak, a senior fellow in

Obama gives VP Biden highest civilian honor

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NOMINATED FOR CIA DIRECTOR

JAMES MATTIS

NOMINATED FOR DEFENSE SECRETARY

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on Clinton inquiry Inspector general will look at Comey’s pre-election actions Kevin Johnson USA TODAY

Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded in surprise ceremony

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governance studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington. That applies particularly to those tapped to run agencies dealing with workers and the environment. Next week’s Senate hearings will feature nominees’ comments against those agencies’ missions. Take Trump’s EPA pick, Pruitt, who has sued the EPA over President Obama’s climate policies. An opinion piece from 2012 could draw scrutiny for its accusation that Obama wanted to kill the oil industry and spike gasoline prices to near $8 a gallon. Pruitt once questioned whether the EPA had

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“Russia has reasserted itself aggressively ... and doing nearly nothing to aid in destruction and defeat of ISIS.”

There are “an increasing number of areas where we will have to confront Russia.”

WASHINGTON The Justice Department’s inspector general announced on Thursday a wide-ranging review of the FBI’s handling of its inquiry into former secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email use. The FBI’s actions kicked off a series of events that EPA the Democratic presi- Comey dential nominee claimed helped doom her bid for the White House. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said the review was prompted by requests from federal lawmakers and members of the public. The internal inquiry will examine whether the Justice Department and FBI followed established “policies and procedures” when FBI Director James Comey publicly announced in July that the bureau would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton related to her use of a private email server at the State Department. The recommendation was quickly accepted by Attorney

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Obama dismantles ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy for Cubans Those reaching land had been allowed to stay Alan Gomez USA TODAY

The Obama administration announced Thursday an end to the 20-year-old “wet foot, dry foot” policy that allows most Cuban migrants who reach U.S. soil to become legal permanent residents after one year. President Obama issued a statement Thursday evening that the U.S. is working to re-establish

relations with its one-time foe, and ending the policy was the next step in that process. “Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and do not qualify for humanitarian relief will be subject to removal, consistent with U.S. law and enforcement priorities,” Obama said. “By taking this step, we are treating Cuban migrants the same way we treat migrants from other countries.” “Wet foot, dry foot” has generally allowed Cubans who simply touch U.S. soil to stay in the country. Those picked up at sea are returned to Cuba. In exchange for

the policy change, Cuba has agreed to start accepting Cubans who have been issued a deportation order in the United States, something the communist nation has refused to do for decades. The decision, formalized in a joint statement issued by both governments Thursday, comes as Obama tries to cement his historic opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba and one week before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Obama ended more than five decades of isolation with Cuba in December 2014 and even visited the island in 2016. Trump has said he would renegotiate the U.S.

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Cubans leave Havana in a raft in August 1994, part of a massive exodus.

dealings with Cuba, and ending the “wet foot, dry foot” policy could affect Trump’s plans. Frank Calzon, executive director of the Center for a Free Cuba, called Obama’s decision “another example of a heartless foreign policy.” Cubans have received favorable treatment from the United States ever since Fidel Castro took control of the island in 1959 and declared it a communist ally of the Soviet Union. Congress passed the Cuban Adjustment Act in 1966 that allowed the tens of thousands of Cubans who had already fled to gain legal status in the U.S.


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Biden is awarded Medal of Freedom In surprise ceremony, Obama presents his VP the nation’s highest civilian honor Gregory Korte @gregorykorte USA TODAY

WASHINGTON President Obama bestowed the nation’s highest civilian honor on Vice President Biden Thursday, calling his running mate and presidential understudy “the best vice president America has ever had.” The surprise State Room ceremony was alternately humorous and poignant, with Biden turning his face from the audience to wipe away his tears. “I had no inkling,” Biden said, saying he thought the event was supposed to be for first lady Michelle Obama. He jokingly fired his chief of staff for not telling him. “I don’t deserve this, but I know this came from the president’s heart.”

Only two others have received the honor for their service as vice presidents. President Ford awarded it to his vice president, Nelson Rockefeller, in 1977, and President Carter presented it to Lyndon Johnson’s vice president, Hubert Humphrey, in 1980. But Biden’s medal also came with a rare honor: the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction. That additional designation has been bestowed to only three others: Pope John Paul II, President Reagan and former secretary of State Colin Powell. “It is, as Joe once said, a big ... deal,” a straight-faced Obama joked, referring to Biden’s famous expletive-laden remark on the passage of the Affordable Care Act. “He has made me a better president, and a better commander in chief,” Obama said. “When everyone else has cleared out of the room, he’s been un-

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President Obama decorates Vice President Biden in the White House Thursday. “I had no inkling,” Biden said later. afraid to give it to me straight, even when we disagree. Especially when we disagreed.” Obama recited a list of Biden’s

accomplishments as vice president: leading the White House’s Middle Class Task Force, serving as the national economic stimu-

lus “sheriff” and manning “mission control” for the Cancer Moonshot research initiative. But he said those items do not capture the fullness of Biden’s oftenparodied persona. “I have not mentioned Amtrak yet. Or aviators. Literally,” Obama said. In his farewell address Tuesday in Chicago, Obama called Biden a “great vice president” and a “brother.” On Thursday, joking about the close friendship they’ve had, Obama said one last joint event “also gives the Internetone last chance to talk about our bromance.” Biden accepted the award with an off-the-cuff speech in characteristic fashion, reciting Irish poems, Talmudic sayings and inside stories. He told of the time six months into his presidency when Obama told him, “You know what surprised me is how we’ve become such good friends.” “I said, ‘Surprised you?’ ” Biden said, incredulously. “That is candid Obama.”

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General Loretta Lynch, who effectively ceded control of the inquiry to the FBI director after she met briefly with former president Bill Clinton before the conclusion of the investigation. Horowitz will review the explosive events in the days immediately before November’s general election when Comey announced Oct. 28 that the bureau reopened the inquiry after a new cache of emails was discovered during a separate federal review that targeted former representative Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Weiner has been the subject of an investigation into alleged sexually charged communication with a young girl. The reopened inquiry was closed Nov. 6 — two days before Election Day. Clinton said the episode contributed to her election loss to Donald Trump. The FBI director’s action in late October went against longestablished Justice and FBI policy not to take action in close proximity to an election that could influence the vote. Comey’s decision also went against the counsel of the attorney general. The inspector general’s review will not evaluate the merits of the Corrections & Clarifications USA TODAY is committed to accuracy. To reach us, contact Standards Editor Brent Jones at 800-8727073 or e-mail accuracy@usatoday.com. Please indicate whether you’re responding to content online or in the newspaper.

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closed criminal inquiry or challenge the conclusions not to prosecute Clinton. It will focus on Justice and FBI policies that guided the probe. “The review will not substitute the (inspector general’s) judgment for the judgments made by the FBI or the Department (of Justice) regarding the substantive merits of investigative or prosecutive decisions,” the inspector general said in a written statement. “Finally, if circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review.” Horowitz is likely to review whether Justice or FBI personnel “improperly disclosed non-public information.” Immediately after notifying Congress he was reopening the Clinton probe, the FBI director became the target of withering criticism. One of the sharpest rebukes came from former attorney general Eric Holder, who was among nearly 100 former Justice officials who expressed their objections in a letter soon after the action. In a statement Thursday, Comey said he was “grateful” that the inspector general was taking on such a review, and he pledged to “cooperate fully with him and his office.”

“Everyone will benefit from thoughtful evaluation and transparency regarding this matter.” FBI Director James Comey

“I hope very much he is able to share his conclusions and observations with the public because everyone will benefit from thoughtful evaluation and transparency regarding this matter,” Comey said. Former Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said that although the campaign “certainly publicly questioned Director Comey’s action,” Clinton officials did not request the inspector general’s inquiry. He said such a review was “encouraging and utterly necessary in order to take the first step to restore the FBI’s reputation as a non-partisan institution.” Republican and Democratic lawmakers largely welcomed the inspector general’s action. “It is in the public interest to provide a full accounting of all the facts that led to the FBI and Justice Department’s decision-making regarding the investigation,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. “Our citizens must be able to trust that the FBI, our chief federal law enforcement agency, is non-partisan and does not insert itself into the electoral process,” said a joint statement from Reps. John Conyers of Michigan and Elijah Cummings of Maryland, ranking Democrats on the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform committees.

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DeMont Draggs, left, and Jermaine White protest the nomination of fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder to lead the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday in downtown St. Louis.

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engaged in a conspiracy with environmental groups to file friendly lawsuits resulting in stricter regulations. Puzder, a fast-food chief executive, has criticized mandatory breaks for workers, and in a keynote address two years ago, he criticized an overtime rule meant to protect workers. CRITICAL OF OWN AGENCY

Previous presidents have chosen nominees hostile to the agencies they oversee. Under Ronald Reagan, conservative Bill Bennett was “someone who really wanted to kill” the Department of Education, and Anne Gorsuch at the EPA and Jim Watt at the Interior Department came in with heavy opposition from environmental and conservation interests. The vast majority of Republican administration appointees were like George W. Bush’s picks of Christine Todd Whitman at the EPA, Dirk Kempthorne at the Interior and Mike Leavitt at Health and Human Services. “These are people who are conservative, absolutely, but not opponents” of the agencies, Hudak said. The Trump team embraces the notion that its nominees are a “team of disrupters” vs. the “team of rivals” approach President Obama adopted in tapping Republicans to join his Cabinet. “These highly qualified leaders are in lockstep with Presidentelect Trump’s plan to drain the swamp and get Washington working for America again. Each one is committed to the bold change agenda that Americans voted for in November,” the Trump transition team said in a statement. There could be open warfare between new appointees and the army of civil servants who populate the agencies. Many of these workers, whom political scientists call “the permanent government,” see their mission as

sanctioned by Congress — and the funding it’s appropriated. Trump and his nominees are limited by Congress in curtailing the charter of many agencies, raising the prospect of a spike in litigation should agency heads attempt to overhaul or eliminate significant programs. “I don’t know if it’s great for the country, but it’s great for lawyers,” said Stan Brand, a former general counsel to the U.S. House under Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill, a Democrat. Democrats promise a rough ride for a number of nominees — though Republicans assure they have the votes to win approval for all of them. Democrats put up flares over several nominees who failed to complete the screening process by the Office of Government Ethics. According to Brand, that’s secondary to the real consternation on Capitol Hill. “The president gets to pick whoever he wants ... it’s up to him to appoint them,” he said. “What has brought this to a head is not just the extreme wealth of the nominees but that some of them appear to be adverse to the mission of the agencies they’re going to be running,” he said. “This is partially a fight over ideology” GOP CONTROLS SENATE

It’s unlikely Trump’s nominees will be voted down. Republicans hold a 52-seat majority in the Senate, and they need 50 votes to approve a nominee. They’ve built public relations teams to help the nominees deal with media inquiries and to provide rapid response. Among Trump’s picks: uPruitt led a lawsuit by 28 states that sued Obama and the federal government over climatechange-related regulations. A decision on the case is pending in federal court. Other lawsuits targeted rules to cut carbon pollution from coal-powered plants. According to the Daily Oklahoman, Pruitt questioned in 2012 whether the EPA had been se-

cretly coordinating with national environmental groups to file lawsuits alleging violations of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. The same year, he accused the Obama administration of wanting to “kill the oil industry,” and in an opinion piece, he claimed Obama had “publicly stated goals of raising gas prices to near $8” a gallon. According to FactCheck.org, Obama never spoke of hiking gas prices to such levels. uPuzder has been a consistent critic of National Labor Relations Board rulings, including a California law intended to prevent companies from denying workers overtime pay by classifying them as salaried and opposing minimum wage increases, which he argued would hurt small businesses. uCarson has been critical of a fair housing rule to desegregate housing. In 2015, he wrote an opinion column slamming “government-engineered attempts to legislate racial equality.” uDeVos is a leading advocate for school vouchers, having funded free-market initiatives in Michigan and other states, as well as efforts to limit oversight and regulation of charter schools. In a speech in 2015, she said teaching has become a “self-serving industry,” and “we don’t fire teachers enough.” DeVos argued that the country should stop rewarding “seniority over effectiveness.” Despite this history, what matters most is the approach the nominees take once in office, said Terry Sullivan, a University of North Carolina presidential historian who wrote a 2003 book on White House transitions. President Richard Nixon appointed agency critics, he said. “They ‘went native’ by learning that the function of their assigned agency actually filled a gap that the economy would not fill and by learning that government agencies were filled with well-educated and highly intelligent staffs,” Sullivan said.


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James Mattis, Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Pentagon, testified Thursday that he supports efforts to engage with Russia but doubted the two countries would find ways to cooperate. “I have very modest expectations about areas of cooperation with Mr. (Vladimir) Putin,” Mattis said. Trump has spoken somewhat admiringly of the Russian leader and suggested the two countries could cooperate in fighting the Islamic State. Mattis faced mostly polite questioning during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, suggesting his nomination will not face serious opposition in the Senate. Democratic leaders expressed hope that Mattis, a blunt-talking retired Marine four-star general, would be a moderating influence on Trump, whose controversial statements and tweets have fueled concerns about his character. “You will help oversee national security policy for a president who lacks foreign policy and defense experience and whose temperament is far different from prior presidents,” Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said. “Many Americans, and many in this body on both sides of the aisle, are rightly concerned about how he may respond when he is tested by Russia, Iran, North Korea and other transnational threats such as cyber.” Mattis, a combat leader with more than four decades of uniformed service, is a departure from most recent Defense secretaries, who came from the ranks

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James Mattis, center, nominee for secretary of Defense, arrives with former Senator Sam Nunn, left, and former Senator William Cohen prior to the start of the confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“You will help oversee national security policy for a president ... whose temperament is far different from prior presidents.” Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.

of civilian government service or politics. The Republican-led Senate passed a special waiver 81-17 to allow Mattis to run the Pentagon, since federal law requires a seven-year gap between retirement from the military and assuming the Cabinet post. The statute was designed to safeguard the principle of civilian control over the military. After Thursday’s hearing, the committee approved the waiver 24-3 and sent the measure to the full Senate. The House Armed Services

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Committee also backed the waiver in a 34-28 vote. The full House is to vote Friday. Mattis described growing global threats and said the U.S. armed forces must remain the best led and “most lethal” in the world, acknowledging the nation has “shrunk our military capability.” Mattis said there are “an increasing number of areas where we will have to confront Russia,” adding that Putin is “trying to break” NATO. More broadly, threats from Russia, China and global terrorism represent the biggest threat to world order since World War II, he said. Mattis faced questions from lawmakers about the integration of women into the infantry. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., cited speeches Mattis made expressing concerns about allowing women into the infantry. Mattis said he was coming into the job without preconceived ideas. “I have no plan to oppose women in any aspect of our military,” he said.

WASHINGTON Rep. Mike Pompeo, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the CIA, listed Russia on Thursday as one of the leading threats to the United States. Pompeo, a Kansas Republican, faced the Senate Intelligence Committee amid the clash between Trump and the nation’s spymasters over Russia’s interference in the presidential election. In his opening statement, Pompeo listed Russia, behind the Islamic State, Syria and Iran, as one of the leading threats to the United States. That puts him in the mainstream of Republican thinking on Russia, and that of the national security community at large, but not necessarily on the same page as Trump. “Russia has reasserted itself aggressively, invading and occupying Ukraine, threatening Europe, and doing nearly nothing to aid in the destruction and defeat of ISIS,” Pompeo said. Trump accused the intelligence community of leaking a document briefed to him and President Obama that contained unsubstantiated claims about Trump’s connections to the Russian government and salacious behavior. The briefing had been about Russian attempts to influence the presidential election in his favor, but also contained the unverified claims in an appendix. James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, in a statement Wednesday night, expressed dismay that the document had been released but said he did not believe the leak sprung from the agencies. On Wednesday, Trump acknowledged for the first time that

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Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, addresses the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday.

“Russia has reasserted itself aggressively ... and doing nearly nothing to aid in the destruction and defeat of ISIS.” Rep. Mike Pompeo, CIA nominee

he thought Russia had been involved in hacking. The ranking member of the Intelligence Committee, Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia, expressed concern that Trump’s criticism of the nation’s spy agencies could have a “real impact on recruitment and retention.” Pompeo, 53, would lead the key agency in the intelligence community that has seen extraordinary clashes with the incoming president. Trump has derided the agencies for flawed intelligence about weapons of mass destruction that led to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and had questioned its findings about Russia’s attempts to affect the election.

Carson won’t promise HUD programs won’t benefit Trump He says ‘morals and values’ will drive his decisions Eliza Collins USA TODAY

Ben Carson made his pitch to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday but would not promise to keep the department from using programs that might benefit President-elect Donald Trump and his family. Carson appeared before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, DMass., who has been extremely critical of Trump and the potential for conflicts of interest involving his businesses, asked the retired neurosurgeon to “assure me that not a single taxpayer dollar that you get out will financially benefit the president-elect or his family.” Carson wouldn’t give her a “yes” or “no” answer. “I can assure you that the things that I do are driven by a sense of morals and values and therefore I will absolutely not play favorites for anyone,” he said. But Warren, looking for specifics, continued to press the point. “If there happens to be an extraordinarily good program that’s working for millions of people and it turns out that someone that you’re targeting is going to gain $10 from it. Am I going to say ‘no,’ the rest of Americans can’t have it?” Carson said. That comment set Warren off on a monologue about Trump’s conflicts but earned praise from North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis. Tillis lauded Carson for not getting “pinned down to a yes or no answer.” “That, my friend, tells me you’re a very honest person,” he said. Carson did assure the committee, later in the hearing, that he WASHINGTON

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A Baltimore fire official says six children died in an earlymorning blaze Thursday. The victims are two boys, ages 9 months and 2 years; 3-year-old twin girls; and two girls, ages 10 and 11. The children’s mother and two boys, ages 4 and 5, were in critical condition at a hospital. EX-BRITISH SPY BEHIND TRUMP DOSSIER IN HIDING

The former British spy believed to be the author of a report containing unverified, salacious allegations about President-elect Donald Trump has fled his home, U.K. media reported Thursday. Christopher Steele, 52, left the property in Surrey, south of London, on Wednesday after realizing his name would soon become public, according to the Telegraph. Other media outlets published similar reports. Steele is a former officer for MI6 — which provides the government with foreign intelligence — and is the co-founder of Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd, a corporate intelligence consultancy based in London, according to British media. — Jane Onyanga-Omara MOVE PUTTING U.S. TROOPS IN POLAND SPARKS KREMLIN’S IRE

Some 3,000 U.S. troops, under a NATO banner, are arriving in Poland and six other Eastern European countries in what a Kremlin spokesman calls a threat to Russia’s interest and security. The deployment, which includes more than 80 main battle tanks and hundreds of armored vehicles, is part of NATO’s Operation Atlantic Resolve, which was launched in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.

The operation, representing the largest U.S. military reinforcement of Europe in decades, calls for a unit rotation every nine months. President Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that any country would regard a buildup of foreign military presence near its borders negatively. “This is precisely the way we see it,” he said, Russia’s TASS news agency reported. “We interpret this as a threat to us and as actions that endanger our interests and our security.” — Doug Stanglin ICE STORM FORECAST FOR 1,000-MILE SWATH OF USA

Residents in a 1,000-mile swath from the central Plains to the Mid-Atlantic are bracing for widespread freezing rain over the next several days, which will turn roads to sheets of ice and make travel dangerous or impossible. The storm could also potentially cut power to hundreds of thousands of people from Friday to Sunday because of ice build-up on tree limbs and power lines, AccuWeather said. Some of the big cities most likely to be hit by the ice over the weekend include Topeka; Oklahoma City; Kansas City, Mo.; St. Louis; Indianapolis; Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh; and Washington, D.C., AccuWeather said. — Doyle Rice

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Ben Carson, nominee to lead Housing and Urban Development, appears Thursday at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

“If there happens to be an extraordinarily good program that’s working for millions of people and it turns out that someone that you’re targeting is going to gain $10 from it. Am I going to say ‘no,’ the rest of Americans can’t have it?” Ben Carson

would work to set up a system to report any issues that arise regarding property owned by Trump or his family. Another tense moment occurred when ranking member Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, asked Carson whether he supported raising the minimum wage and a rule expanding those covered by overtime that is on hold. Carson, again, was vague: “My philosophy is that we can increase people’s minimum wages by increasing opportunities for them and creating an environment where those opportunities exist rather than artificially trying to change it.” But the hearing was relatively tame. Senators of both parties seemed to accept that he would be confirmed. Some, including

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., were pleased by the prospect. “You might just be the right guy,” she said. Carson seemed to reverse, or at least clarify, some of the controversial statements he had made. The retired neurosurgeon — who had said poverty was a choice and criticized desegregation efforts — told the committee his statements had been taken out of context. He was questioned about a 2015 column in which he railed against HUD’s program to desegregate housing, comparing it to other “failed” government programs. “I don’t have any problem whatsoever with affirmative action, or at least, integration,” Carson said.


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A Monster Calls

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Plot: A young boy (Lewis MacDougall) gets help from a tree monster (Liam Neeson) while caring for his dying mom (Felicity Jones). Director: J.A. Bayona

1 hour, 48 minutes

Passengers

Rating: PG-13 Upside: A superb fairy tale with a nostalgic bent is given a modern touch, thanks to some fine visual effects work. Downside: It will leave you a weepy, blubbery mess, even with a finale that veers toward the maudlin.

Plot: Two beautiful passengers (Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt) are awakened 90 years early on a journey to a distant space colony when their sleeping pods malfunction. Director: Morten Tyldum

2 hours, 19 minutes

Patriots Game

Rating: PG-13 Upside: Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis give powerhouse, award-ready performances. Downside: It’s more filmed play than movie, so it doesn’t feel cinematic in scope.

Plot: Cops and residents pull together after the 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon rock the city. Director: Peter Berg

2 hours, 7 minutes

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rating: PG Upside: The film utilizes a strong cast as well as heady themes of civil rights. Downside: The space drama sometimes takes the focus off the three stars’ magnetic chemistry.

Plot: A group of Rebel spies embark on a mission to steal the secret plans for the Empire’s Death Star. Director: Gareth Edwards

2 hours, 8 minutes

Silence

Rating: PG-13 Upside: The movie revisits the Hollywood musical in joyous and dazzling fashion. Downside: Not for Grinches who don’t like good tunes and Broadway-style showstoppers.

Plot: A pair of Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) travel to Japan to rescue their mentor (Liam Neeson). Director: Martin Scorsese

2 hours, 9 minutes

Sing

Rating: R Upside: There’s no shortage of style and it offers a narrative appealing to gangster movie fans. Downside: The plot is haphazard and the good stuff gets caught up in well-trodden crime clichés.

Plot: A showman koala (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) tries to save his theater with a singing competition. Director: Garth Jennings

1 hour, 53 minutes

Why Him?

Rating: PG Upside: The charming seafaring epic is buoyed by a bevy of Lin-Manuel Miranda tunes. Downside: The plot drifts away at times.

Plot: Traditional Midwestern dad Ned (Bryan Cranston) watches Christmas go to the dogs in Palo Alto, where his daughter (Zoey Deutch) insists that he give Laird (James Franco), her tattooed billionaire boyfriend, a chance. Director: John Hamburg

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Fences

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Hidden Figures

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Plot: An aspiring actress (Emma Stone) and a jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) fall in love while trying to make their dreams come true. Director: Damien Chazelle

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Plot: A teenage adventurer (voiced by Auli‘i Cravalho) hits the high seas to return a mystical gem and save her island. Directors: John Musker and Ron Clements

THEY SAID WHAT? THE STARS’ BEST QUOTES “What you said was great. It needed to be said, and you said it beautifully. I have so much respect for you that you did it while the world was celebrating your achievements. I share your sentiments about punks and bullies. Enough is enough.” — Robert De Niro in a letter to Meryl Streep in response to her Golden Globes speech

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MAKING WAVES Paris Jackson does not think Joseph Fiennes should be playing her father in the UK series ‘Urban Myths.’ The first trailer for the project was released Wednesday, showing Fiennes wearing prosthetics to look like Michael Jackson. Paris responded on Twitter: “I’m so incredibly offended by it, as I’m sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit.” In an interview with ‘The Guardian,’ director Ben Palmer said people should hold judgment on the episode. “It’s a really lovely, sweet film. I’m really looking forward to seeing how people react once they’ve actually seen it.”

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CAUGHT IN THE ACT Actor Vin Diesel and his co-star, Indian actress Deepika Padukone, shared the stage in Mumbai, India, on Thursday to discuss their new film ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage.’

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2 hours, 13 minutes Rating: PG-13 Upside: The drama effectively captures the real tragedy and the “Boston Strong” spirit. Downside: The plot is exposition-heavy at first before settling into an action-packed pace.

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2 hours, 14 minutes Rating: PG-13 Upside: Edwards has a strong handle on what makes ‘Star Wars’-ready spectacle. Downside: The spinoff is upended by a glut of fan service and a lack of strong characterization.

2 hours, 41 minutes Rating: R Upside: Scorsese shows impressive filmmaking passion in this tale of the brutal costs of faith. Downside: It’s thoughtprovoking, but drags in places during its excessively long run time.

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1 hour, 48 minutes Rating: PG Upside: The musical sequences are done well, plus there are hilariously quirky moments. Downside: It’s not a very deep story, and on the whole can’t compare in a strong year of talking-animal fare.

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Moana

Rating: PG-13 Upside: Lawrence and Pratt have chemistry, but android bartender Arthur (Michael Sheen) steals the show. Downside: Events spin madly out of control and crash into a sappy ending.

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1 hour, 51 minutes Rating: R Upside: If ‘Bad Santa’ is your favorite flavor of holiday comedy, this expletive-laden tale is for you. Downside: Megan Mullally, who steals the film as Ned’s wife Barb, should have gotten more screen time.

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Jude Law sees new plausibility in HBO’s unpredictable ‘Young Pope’ Star Jude Law, left, and writer/director Paolo Sorrentino bring The Young Pope to HBO this Sunday for a 10-episode season.

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When Jude Law first read the script for HBO’s The Young Pope, he was unsure if viewers would take to the rancorous, thin-skinned and ultraconservative leader he portrays. “My one concern early on was, ‘Could this be conceived as far-fetched?’ ” Law says. “But now,” with Donald Trump taking office next week, “it seems totally plausible.” Many parallels can be drawn between the future president and Law’s character on Young Pope (Sunday, 9 ET/PT), a present-day American cardinal named Lenny Belardo who has been tapped to be the next pontiff. When he arrives in Vatican City at the start of the 10-episode series, Lenny — now Pope Pius XIII — is considered a blank slate onto which older cardinals can push their ideals. So it comes as a shock when he reveals himself to be the most audacious, radical pope yet: one who’s homophobic, refuses to show his face in public and may not even believe in God. Lenny is “unpredictable and unknown in that environment, just as Trump is in the political world,” Law says. “And I think just the impact and the surprise in his election is perhaps relatable” to American audiences. Pope was created by Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino, whose 2013 drama The Great Beauty won an Oscar for best NEW YORK

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foreign-language film. The idea for the show — which already has aired in Europe — stemmed from his desire to explore the inner workings of the Vatican. “On the one hand, it’s very close to (Italians), because we live nearby and see it every day,” says Sorrentino, using a translator in a joint interview with Law. “On the other hand, it’s very far, because it’s very inaccessible and mysterious.” He wanted to create a Bishop of Rome who was “unprecedented: a pope who would be the complete opposite from the pope we currently have,” Sorrentino says of Pope Francis, whom he considers to be more liberal than Pius. For Law, the challenge was humanizing the caustic, chainsmoking pontiff, who still bears the emotional wounds of being orphaned as a child and now spews blistering insults at everyone in his path, including the nun

(Diane Keaton) who raised him and his former mentor (James Cromwell). The British actor doesn’t consider himself religious, although his mother was raised Baptist. She “brought us up in a very moral environment, and I’ve always been curious about faith,” Law says. “I read about and question it in myself daily, and working on this only heightened that.” Sorrentino says he has yet to receive any response from the Vatican or religious groups. He’s now writing a second season of the show, but jokingly insists that it hasn’t had any divine impact on his own beliefs. “I actually would be a religious person, in terms of my inclination,” Sorrentino says. “But I attended a religious school (growing up), which is the best way to kill any religious inclination one might have.”


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ny hopes that House Democrats had of forming a governing coalition with moderate Republicans this year were dampened Thursday, but maybe only a little, after a vote to change an obscure but important rule of the House fell almost exactly on Democratic-Republican party lines. But although the rules may be obscure to outside observers, Thursday’s vote may be a precursor of things to come when the House gets ready in the coming weeks to vote on a bill to fill this year’s $340 million budget gap. At issue was a rule commonly known as “PAY-Go,” an acronym for “pay as you go.” It says that when a spending bill comes to the floor of the House, no amendment can be made to increase spending in one area unless it’s accompanied by a cut of equal or greater size in some other area of the bill. Democrats, and some Republicans, have long been frustrated by that rule because, they say, it puts too much power in the hands of a handful of lawmakers on the Appropriations Committee to determine the upper limit of what the state is going to spend. It was enacted in 2011 after conservative Republicans gained full control of the House. They argued that it was intended to prevent so-called “gotcha” votes that were common before then,

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when members would offer amendments to add funding for politically popular programs, even though there wasn’t sufficient money to pay for them, effectively daring the other side to vote no, which would naturally lead to postcards in the next election saying, “Rep. (fill in the name) opposed funding a great thing.” Others, however, have suggested it was also about tax policy. By adding amendments to increase spending, Democrats and moderates could force the hand of the tax committees to either raise enough revenue to pay for the budget, or prevent those committees from passing large tax cuts. The proposed new rules offered to loosen the PAYGo rule a little bit by providing that members could offer amendments to raise spending in years when the state has a projected ending balance of at least 7.5 percent of total spending. But Democrats wanted to go further by repealing the

PAY-Go rule entirely. Rep. Henry Helgerson, D-Wichita, offered that amendment, arguing among other things that the PAY-Go rule prevents lawmakers who are not on the Appropriations Committee from fully representing the interests of their constituents. Helgerson has been in and out of the Legislature (but mostly in) since 1983 and served on the Appropriations Committee long before the PAY-Go rule was adopted. “PAY-Go was put in as a way of controlling the discussion on the floor,” he said. “We always balanced budgets before this, and we actually did a better job than what’s gone on in the last few years.” But in the first vote in which Democrats were hoping to pull moderate Republicans to their side and overturn policies enacted by conservatives, the effort failed. Rep. Don Hineman, R-Dighton, a moderate Republican and the new House Majority Leader, stood up to oppose the amendment, arguing that it was really a moot issue. “We’re broke, and there’s no possibility of finding another pot of money to add anything to a budget right now,” he said. The vote, although unrecorded, fell almost exactly on party lines: 39 Democrats and one Republican voted yes; 82 Republicans voted no. “I think there are still opportunities for Republicans

and Democrats to work together,” Helgerson said after the vote, “but they’ve got to prove they want to work on the budget. They haven’t proved it yet.” Rep. Tom Sawyer, another Wichita Democrat who has been in and out of the House since the 1980s, said he was only mildly frustrated by the vote. “I think there’s a good spirit of cooperation here,” Sawyer said, noting that both parties worked for passage of the first bill of the session dealing with special congressional elections. “Yeah, we’d like to have gotten rid of the PAY-Go rule, but I think there’s still a lot of positive attitude. Maybe not as encouraging as if we’d gotten rid of PAY-Go, but we’ll see.” Meanwhile, Hineman said he still hopes for more bipartisan cooperation as the session goes on. “PAY-Go is a difficult question for a lot of members of this body. I don’t think it was entirely reflected in the vote today,” he said. “But I do stand on my assertion that right now, it’s a moot point. We’re broke. The more important question is, will leadership allow full and open debate, and the bringing of amendments within the framework of PAY-Go, and that hasn’t always been the case in the past. I think it will be this time.” — This is an excerpt from Peter Hancock’s Statehouse Live column, which appears on LJWorld.com.

Topeka would lose 150-plus jobs in KCPL, Westar merger Topeka (ap) — Between 150 and 200 jobs in the Topeka area will be lost over the next three to five years as Kansas City Power & Light merges with Westar Energy, according to an official with Great Plains Energy. Great Plains spokesman Chuck Caisley said Wednesday that roughly the same amount of jobs will be lost in the Kansas City area, the Topeka

Capital-Journal reported. KCP&L is a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy. If the merger is approved, Westar and KCP&L will become a single electric company straddling the Kansas-Missouri border, with 1.5 million customers. Company officials said most of the job losses could be handled through retirements and other vacancies, because of a 4 to 5 percent attrition rate in

the utility industry. “Where there are duplicative departments in both cities, positions would be eliminated in order to achieve the savings that has to occur for the merger to make sense,” Mayor Larry Wolgast said. “It is always unfortunate to lose jobs in Topeka, especially for the individuals and families involved. But I am confident this will be handled in a manner that is

DATEBOOK 13 TODAY Career Clinic, 1-2 p.m., Lawrence Public Library Health Spot, 707 Vermont St. City of Lawrence Strategic Plan Retreat Meeting, 2-6 p.m., Bioscience and Technology Business Center, KU West Campus, 2029 Becker Drive. Bingo night, doors 5:30 p.m., refreshments 6 p.m., bingo starts 7 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. Lawrence Brain Injury Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1470 North 1000 Road. Free State Story Slam: Winter

is Coming (18-plus), 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Daniel Rozin: Penguins Mirror Reception/Exhibit, 7-9 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Photography: Richard Gwin & Mike Yoder Reception/Exhibit, 7-9 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

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JANICE MARIE SMUTNY Janice Smutny funeral service will be held Jan. 13, 2017 from 12pm to 1:30pm at the Community Living Opportunities center at 2113 Delaware St., Lawrence, Ks 66046. www.chapeloaksne.com

DOTTIE FORINASH KNETSCH Unforeseen family circumstances necessitate the change in service for Dottie: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at 11 am, Central United Methodist Church, Lawrence. warrenmcelwain.com

HAROLD ROY SCHULTZ Services for Harold Roy Schultz, 50, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey­ Yost Funeral Home. He died at his home. rumsey­ yost.com

LENA D. OVERBAUGH Services for Lena Overbaugh, 96, Lawrence are pending and will be announced by Warren­ McElwain Mortuary. She died Thurs., Jan. 12th at Presbyterian Manor. warrenmcelwain.com.

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Here is a list of recent Lawrence Police Department calls requiring the response of four or more officers. This list spans from 6:23 a.m. Wednesday to 5:55 a.m. Thursday. A full list of department calls is available in the Lights & Sirens blog, which can be found online at LJWorld.com. Each incident listed only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests, and the information is subject to change as police investigations move forward.

least detrimental to those involved.” Caisley’s comments came days after Great Wednesday, 1:26 p.m., Plains filed a rebuttal to Kansas Corporation Com- four officers, suicide threat, mission staff filings. KCC staff recommended in the filings that their company’s commissioners reject the acquisition of Westar, but Great Plains said KCC staff gave no real explanation as to why the acquisition should be rejected.

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Claire Little, manager of The Buckle at 805 Massachusetts St., confirmed that the chain has decided to close its downtown store and won’t seek another spot in Lawrence to replace it. An exact closing date hasn’t been set, but Little said it likely would be in April or a bit before. Little said she wasn’t privy to all the details behind the decision by the Nebraska-based chain to close the Lawrence store. But she indicated the company had decided it could serve the Lawrence market with its Kansas City and Topeka stores. None of those stores are closing, and the approximately 10 to 15 employees of the Lawrence store will be offered a chance to transfer to those locations, if they so choose, Little said. Little wasn’t quite sure how long The Buckle had

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THE BUCKLE, at 805 Massachusetts St., has been in downtown Lawrence for more than 25 years. It is set to close this spring. been in downtown Lawrence, but it is a 25-year plus member of Lawrence’s retail scene. It also occupies a larger than average space in downtown. At the moment, I don’t believe there is anything lined up to take the place of The Buckle. The Buckle becomes at least the third fairly large space seeking a tenant: the former Buffalo Wild Wings spot is vacant, and the former M&M Office Supply building also is vacant, although construction

work has started there. (You may remember in April we reported on a plan to put a new facade on the building, with the apparent goal of making a multi-tenant office or retail building. I have heard some rumors about office users. I’ll report back when I hear more.) The Buckle’s pending closure comes on the heels of at least two other announcements: The closing of the TCBY store and the pending closure of the Ten

Thousand Villages retail when a business decides store in downtown. The to close shop. — This is an excerpt from closing also comes just after I reported that Lawrence had the best sales tax growth of any major retail market in the state in 2016. The two are not contradictory, but rather just a reminder that success is rarely distributed equally. It will be interesting to watch for other closing signs. We are in that time period where many downtown leases are set to expire. That’s often

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veterans returning home. Since then, trailer homes have grown in popularity. Census data from 2000 showed mobile homes constituted 7.6 percent of housing, compared to 0.7 percent in 1950. Trailers still play an important role in satisfying the country’s housing needs, according to Charles Becker, a professor of economics at Duke University, who has studied the topic. Not only is there a steady stock of trailer homes in otherwise tight housing markets, but mobile homes can accommodate lower- or middle-income people “who don’t want to own more housing because they’re retired or they can’t

afford it,” Becker said. The average price of a trailer home, which usually does not include the land under it, is about $73,000, according to Census data. This price is often more affordable than traditional single-family homes, especially for young families starting out or for first-time buyers. “In some ways, this could be looked at as the new American Dream because the old American Dream has become unreachable for so many people,” said Daniel Levine, director of the Avant-Guide Institute, a business that watches consumer trends. Affordability was what prompted Emily

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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Following are real estate transfers filed at the Douglas County Clerk’s Office from Jan. 3 through Jan. 9:

teer Revocable Trust, 1335 Kanza Dr., Lawrence. Daniel K. Lenz and Ariel K. Lenz, To, Victor M. Shenouda, 1028 Connecticut Tuesday, Jan. 3 St., Lawrence. Samuel G. Rice and Beckmeisters, LLC, Jaclynn G. Young-Rice, To, To, Nolan W. Jones and William Groeneveld and Stephanie A. Jones, 545 W. Jacqueline K. Groeneveld, 20th St., Eudora and . 6317 W. 22nd Ct., LawJoseph R. Wilson, Jr., rence. To, Nolan W. Jones and Kyle Edwards and Jordan Stephanie A. Jones, 555 W. Edwards and Lisa Long and 20th St., Eudora and . Todd Gibson, To, StaD.L. Schmidt Farms, nimir Nachev and Zhanet Inc, To, Kermit G. Kalb, Nacheva, 1706 Gennessee Trustee and Margaret R. St., Lawrence and . Kalb, Trustee, Vacant Land, Jerry C. Shields and Rural. Christine L. Shields, To, Thursday, Jan. 5 Travis J. Brungardt and TT1, LLC, To, Cedar Tree, Tara K. Brungardt, 829 LLC, Vacant Land, Rural. Indiana St., Lawrence. Gary D. Weeks, Trustee Jody S. Johnson and Janet L. Johnson, To, Phet- and Julia R. Weeks, Trustee, To, Imran Wahla samone Souvannavong, and Fadila Boumaza, 1734 2925 Lankford Dr., LawKentucky St., Lawrence. rence. Gerald E. Rutledge, Joshua C. Myers and Trustee and Ruth C. RutJennifer L. Myers, To, Jesledge, Trustee, To, Gary sie L. Pepper and Kelli L. R. Veeder and Barbara A. Pepper, 629 N. Stonegate Veeder, 2250 Lake Pointe Ct., Lawrence. Dr., Lawrence. Wednesday, Jan. 4 Peter R. Dougherty, Quail Run Rental, LLC, Trustee and Jennifer A. To, Nuzum Homes, LLC, Dougherty, Trustee, To, 1335 Kanza Dr., Lawrence. Brad A. Silva and Cailan M. Vera E. Beeghley Trust Silva, 1616 Massachusetts and Lloyd A. Beeghley St., Lawrence. Trust, To, Michael A. Flory Amario L. Griffin, To, Trust and Cheryl A. Flory Ashif M. Siddique, 4112 Trust, 4517/4519 Freedom Harvard Rd., Lawrence. Creek Dr., Lawrence. Nuzum Homes, LLC, To, Friday, Jan. 6 Milton D. Bland and Joan Jack S. McInteer Revocable M. Bland, To, Derek M. Trust and Sandra S. McIn-

Bland and Megan M. Bland, 1123 E. 2000 Rd., Rural. RSR Holdings, LLC, To, Veeder Homes, LLC, 1103 & 1112 Klein Ct., Lawrence. Richard E. Folks Revocable Trust, To, Dylan Scribner and Kelsey Scribner, 1139 Cherry St., Eudora. L. Yvonne Hedges, To, Anthony Fanello and Justin B. Scallorn, 3226 Cardinal Dr., Lawrence. Eve E. Schmidt and Charles E. Elliott Trust I, To, Hapo, LC, 1406 Clare Ct., Lawrence. Cheryl A. Flory, Trustee and Michael A. Flory, Trustee, To, Roger A. Clouser and Robin A. Clouser and Marcia A. Clouser, Vacant Land, Rural.

Monday, Jan. 9 James v. Bieker and Gayla B. Bieker, To, Lance S. Wollesen and Jessica R. Wollesen, 663 N. 1457 Rd., Lawrence. Derek Frink, To, Larry E. Ball and Elaine M. Ball, 1510 East Glenn Dr., Lawrence. William E. Rice and Lucille I. Rice, To, Ron E. Rice and Trudy M. Rice, Vacant Land, Rural. L. Yvonne Hedges, To, Brian Johnson and Kate Johnson, 305 & 307 Washington St., Baldwin City. Judy M. Kasson, To, Karen Kinsch, 2632 Mayfair Dr., Lawrence. RLC PROPERTY, LLC, To, BKJY., Inc., 725 N. 2nd St. Unit B, Lawrence.

Lawrence Mortgage Rates LENDERLENDER AS OF 1/13/17

LOAN TYPE Conv. FHA/VA Jumbo

OTHER LOANS 4.000% + 0 (4.103%) Call For Rates Call For Rates

3.250% + 0 (3.429%) Call For Rates Call For Rates

20 Yr. Fixed 10 Yr. Fixed Investment Loans Cashout Refinance Contruction Loans

Conv. 4.250% + 0 (4.306%) APR Loan Amount $100,000 Estimated monthly payment (value of $125,000) of $449.04 for 360 months Real estate taxes and homeowners insurance may increase the monthly payment

3.500% + 0 (3.597%) APR Estimated monthly payment of $678.62 for 180 months

APR = Annual Percentage Rate

Conv. FHA/VA

2.750% + 0 (2.858%)

Capital City Bank

Capital City Bank

Capitol CapitolFederal® Federal® Savings Savings

Visit Lawrence Mortgage Rates online onlineatathometownlawrence.com Homes.Lawrence.com

3.500% + 0 (3.542%) 3.250% + 0 (4.568%)

3.750% + 0 (3.891%) 3.125% + 0 (3.385%) Call For Rates Call For Rates Call For Rates

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 330-1200 330-1200 www.capcitybank.com www.capcitybank.com 740 New New Hampshire 740 Hampshire 4505A West 6th St

4505A West 6th St 749-9050 749-9050 capfed.com capfed.com 1026 Westdale

1026 Westdale Rd. 30 Yr. 97% Conventional

3.750%+ 0(4.252%)

Central National Bank

838-1882 www.centralnational.com 838-1882

www.centralnation.com

Central National Bank Conv. FHA/VA Jumbo

4.250% + 0 (4.322%) 3.875% + 0 (5.003%) 4.125% + 0 (4.197%)

3.375% + 0 (3.536%) 3.250% + 0 (4.060%) 3.250% + 0 (3.410%)

20 Yr. Fixed 10 Yr. Fixed

Conv. FHA VA Jumbo

4.125% + 0 (4.249%) 3.625% + 0 (4.490%) 3.625% + 0 (3.894%) 4.375% + 0 (4.438%)

3.375% + 0 (3.582%)

20 Yr. Fixed 10 Yr. Fixed

Conv. Jumbo

Call For Rates Call For Rates

Call For Rates Call For Rates

4.000% + 0 (4.099%) 3.250% + 0 (3.481%)

www.commercebank.com 1500 Wakarusa Dr

Commerce Commerce Bank Bank

Central Bank of the Midwest

4.099% 3.481%

3.625% + 0 (3.724%) FHA USDA/Rural Development

Call For Rates Call For Rates

Conv. FHA/VA Jumbo

3.375% + 0 (3.482%)

Conv.

4.125% + 0 (4.317%)

3.125% + 0 (3.395%) Call

856-LOAN (5626) www.firstassuredmortgage.com 856-LOAN (5626) 4830 Bob Billings Pkwy. Ste. 100A

3.375% + 0 (3.709%) Call Call

www.firstassuredmortgage.com 4830 Bob Billings Pkwy. Ste. 100A

First Assured Mortgage

First State Bank & Trust

FHA/VA

Please Call

Please Call Please Call

Conv. Jumbo

3.500% + 0 (3.554%) Call for Rates

3.375% + 0 (3.709%) Please Call Please Call

5/1 ARM 10 & 20 Yr. HELC USDA

Please Call Please Call Please Call Please Call

2.875% + 0 (2.971%) Call for Rates

20 Yr. Fixed 10 Yr. Fixed

3.375% + 0 (3.451%) 2.750% + 0 (2.890%)

First State Bank & Trust

Great American Bank

4.125% + 0 (4.164%) 3.625% + 0 (4.721%) 3.625% + 0 (3.940%) 4.375% + 0 (4.392%)

3.25% + 0 (3.316%)

Conv. Jumbo

3.625 + 0 (4.116% APR) Please call 856-7878 ext 5037

3.125 + 0 (3.321% APR) Please call 856-7878 ext 5037

Please call 856-7878 ext 5037

97% Advantage Program: Please call for rates (credit score 660) 20 year: please call 15/30 Pricing options available

Conv.

4.000% + 0 (4.095%)

3.375% + 0 (3.54%)

20 Year Fixed Construction

3.75% + 0 (3.88%) 4.75%

Conv. FHA/VA Jumbo

4.125% + 0 (4.189%) Please Call 4.125% + 0 (4.189%)

3.375% + 0 (3.487%) Please Call 3.375% + 0 (3.487%)

10 Yr. Fixed 20 Yr. Fixed HELOC 3% Down Home Possible 15/30 Year Rental

3.375% + 0 (3.487%) 3.875% + 0 (3.963%) 4.000% Please Call Please Call

Conv.

4.043% + 0 (4.090% APR)

3.221% + 0 (3.303% APR)

15 YR Investment 30 YR Investment 10 YR FIXED 20 YR FIXED VA 30, 15 YR

4.316% - APR 4.401% 4.678% - APR 4.727% 2.990% - APR 3.109% 3.775% - APR 3.840% Call For Rates

Mid America Bank

Pulaski Bank

University National University National Bank Bank

www.meritrustcu.org 650 Congressional Dr

856-7878 www.meritrustcu.org 841-8055 650 Congressional Dr www.mid-americabank.com 4114 W 6th St.

841-8055 www.mid-americabank.com 856-1450 4114 W 6th St. www.pulaskibank.com 3210 Mesa Way, Ste B

Truity Credit Union

Truity Credit Union

www.greatambank.com 3500 Clinton Parkway 838-9704

www.landmarkbank.com 2710 Iowa St 856-7878

Meritrust Credit Union

Mid America Bank

www.firststateks.com 609838-9704 Vermont St.

www.landmarkbank.com 2710 Iowa St 841-7152

Conv. FHA VA Jumbo

Landmark National Bank

Meritrust Credit Union

312-6810 www.firststateks.com 3901 W. 6th St. 312-6810

www.greatambank.com 3500 Clinton Parkway 841-6677

Great American Bank

Landmark Bank

841-4434 www.fairwayindependentmc.com 841-4434 4104 W. 6th St., Ste. B www.fairwayindependentmc.com

4104 W. 6th St., Ste. B

Fairway Mortgage Corp.

First Assured Mortgage

865-1000 865-1085 www.centralbankmidwest.net www.centralbankmidwest.net 300 W 9th St

4340 W 6th (and Folks Rd)

Central Bank of the Midwest

Fairway Mortgage Corp.

865-4721 865-4721 www.commercebank.com

749-6804

749-6804 www.truitycu.org www.truitycu.org 3400 3400 W. W. 6th 6th

841-1988 841-1988 www.unbank.com www.unbank.com 1400 Kasold KasoldDr Dr 1400


Friday, January 13, 2017

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CLASSIFIEDS

NOTICES Special Notices

Special Notices CNA WINTER BREAK CLASS !!! Jan 2 2017- Jan 14 2017 8a-5p • M-F

AgricultureFarming

DriversTransportation TRUCK DRIVER

EXTENSION AGENT 4-H opportunity in Johnson County, office in Olathe, Kansas. See www.ksre.ksu.edu/jobs for responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedure. Application deadline: 2/2/17. K-State Research and Extension is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

Construction

Shawnee + Topeka Immediate openings for experienced laborers, wall form setters, flatwork form setters, finishers, ironworkers, and foreman positions. Apply in person at 3160 SE 21st Street Topeka, KS Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm or email resume to Georgeh@concrete unlimited.net

Lowboy truck driver needed to move heavy equipment. Must have previous experience. Benefits include company paid health, vacation, 401k. Pay based on experience. Apply at Hamm 609 Perry Place Perry, KS Equal Opportunity Employer

General

Saferide Now Age 19! Have customer service skills? Drive the Lawrence T, KU on Wheels, & Saferide/Safebus. • NO experience necessary! • Day & Night shifts • Age 19+ for non-CDL SafeRide positions • 21+ for CDL positions • $11.50/hr after paid training. • Full-time benefits! • Part-time flexibilty • Genuine Career opportunities! Apply online or in our office: lawrencetransit.org/ employment MV Transportation 1260 Timberedge Road Lawrence, KS We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

General

General

Neosho County Community College Ottawa Campus

Neosho County Community College Ottawa Campus

welcomes applicants for the following position:

welcomes applicants for the following position:

This position is responsible for assisting with all admissions and recruiting efforts for the college. Starting Salary $20, 176 - $22,256. Benefits include employer paid single health and dental insurance, vacation, sick and holiday pay.

This position is responsible for the sale, and rental of textbooks and related materials as well as sale of college merchandise. Starting Salary range: $10.25-$11.00. 20 hours per week. Benefits include paid vacation, sick and holiday.

Admissions Specialist

Visit our website at www.neosho.edu/Careers for a more detailed description of the position as well as directions for submitting your application. NCCC is an EOE/AA employer Need to sell your car? Place your ad at classifieds.lawrence.com or email classifieds@ljworld.com

PT- Bookstore Clerk

Visit our website at www.neosho.edu/Careers for a more detailed description of the position as well as directions for submitting your application. NCCC is an EOE/AA employer

Legal - Paralegal

Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board

Attorney

DeSoto Drivers & Servers Management Trainees Production pays $8/hr. Drivers per delivery reimbursement. Background check. Apply in person 34080 Commerce Dr De Soto, KS

Applicants must be a member of the Kansas Bar and be able to work with minimal supervision. Litigation experience is a plus. For position details, please view the job posting on the agency website: http://curb.kansas.gov or the State of Kansas website at http://admin.ks.gov EOE

CARS

Friday, January 13 11 AM - 6 PM

785.832.2222

ALL PRICES NEGOTIABLE Chevrolet Trucks

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Pontiac Cars

2010 Ford Edge Limited

Only $10,814

Ford Trucks

2006 Pontiac Solstice convertible, get a jump on spring in this one of a kind car! Only 1900 miles, one owner, leather, alloy wheels, power equipment and more fun than you probably deserve!! stk#406532

For Sale by Owner 3211 Rainier Dr - Lawrence 3 BR, 1.5 BA - $124,000 Get ready for summer in your newly remodeled town home. New open floor plan. Mud room with W/D. Lot backs to green space. Newer roof. New paint in-side & out. Brand new kitchen w/ SS appliances. Nice dining area. New light fixtures. Large fenced yard. Completely re-insulated. OPEN SAT 1/14 2 - 3:30 785-766-9999

V8 loaded with leather heated seats, sunroof, remote start, 20” alloy wheels, Boston sound, power to spare and more! Stk#32211A2

Only $19,814 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

4wd Ext cab, running boards, bed liner, tow package, remote start, power equipment, stk#327561

Only $18,500

Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Auction Calendar FARM TOY AUCTION SAT, JAN 21 @ 9:30 AM WISCHROPP AUCTIONS OSAGE CITY, KS

Mrs. Dale ‘Judy’ Fowler View Pictures Online at: www.wischroppauctions.com Wischropp Auctions (785) 828-4212

Call 785-842-4515 or 785-979-7719

Celebration Hall, 220 W. 17th, Ottawa, KS

Toyota 2006 Highlander V6, power equipment, alloy wheels, traction control, 3rd row seating stk#473112

Only $9,736 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

DALE WILLEY

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Chevrolet Trucks

AUTOMOTIVE 2840 Iowa Street (785) 843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Chevrolet 2013 Silverado 4wd Z71 LT ext cab, tow package, power equipment, alloy wheels, great finance terms are available. Stk#33169B1

Only $26,755 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Chrysler Vans

2008 Hyundai Veracruz Limited Limited leather heated seats, sunroof, power equipment, 3rd row seating, room for the family and leaves room in your wallet! Stk#346331

Only $10,814 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Autos Wanted

BUYING JUNK VEHICLES CASH PAID & FREE PICK UP. All makes & models. Call OR Text for quote.

785-633-7556

TRANSPORTATION SPECIAL!

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crew cab, tow package, alloy wheels, dual power seats, Bose sound, stk#124861

alloy wheels, leather heated seats, power equipment, DVD, navigation and more! Stk#160681

Only $11,555

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10 LINES & PHOTO: 7 DAYS $19.95 • 28 DAYS $49.95 Doesn’t sell in 28 days? + FREE RENEWAL!

PLACE YOUR AD TODAY! CALL 785.832.2222

Duplexes

Rooms

1st MONTH FREE!! 2BR in a 4-plex

ROOM FOR RENT IN HOME Furnished BR Quiet, near KU, on bus route. $375/mo. Utils paid. 785-979-4317

New carpet, vinyl, cabinets, countertop. W/D is included.

grandmanagement.net Equal Housing Opportunity. 785-865-2505

Townhomes 3 BR w/2 or 2.5 BA W/D hookups, Fireplace, Major Appliances. Lawn Care & Dbl Car Garage! Equal Housing Opportunity

Thicker line? Bolder heading? Color background or Logo? Ask how to get these features in your ad TODAY!! Call: 785-832-2222

LAUREL GLEN APTS All Electric

2 BR & 3 BR/2BA Units Water & Trash Paid Small Dog

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L.A. ‘Art” Witham, Jr. Estate, Seller Howard Witham, Admin Miller & Midyett Real Estate - Osage County Branch Office Wayne Wischropp, Realtor / Auctioneer Michelle Loeffler, Realtor View Pictures Online at: www.wischroppauctions.com Wischropp Auctions (785) 828-4212

ESTATE AUCTION Sunday, Jan 15th 9:30 A.M. 2110 Harper Bldg. 21 Dg. Fairgrounds Lawrence, KS Seller: Jane W. Malin Estate Auctioneers: Elston Auctions (785-594-0505) (785-218-7851) “Serving Your Auction Needs Since 1994” Please visit us online at www.KansasAuctions.net/ elston for pictures!!

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Estate Sales

Warehouse Space 850 E. 13th St., Lawrence 1,255 sq. ft. office & industrial space with overhead door - 13+ ft. high, Heated, AC, & rest room. Call 785-550-3247

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ern chairs, 2 large modOriginal Songs of KU ern dining tables w/ Records - Antiques chairs, very nice queen $ 100.00 bed, pr. twin beds, stuCall 785-979-4937 dio piano, coffee tables, hanging swing chair, Used Italian Leather buffet, modern serving Couch and Chaircart, love seat, small taOx Blood Color bles, modern lamps, $ 100.00 for set quality cookware, upCall 785-979-4937 holstered desk chair, 2 rooms of books, area carpet, stacks of fabric, Miscellaneous ornamental windmill, large variety of modern dishes and serving pcs., glassware, pottery, Craftsman table saw, shop vacs, tools, snow shovels, music books, sheet music, book shelves, jewelry, patio set, Maytag washer and dryer, 2 small freezers, Amana fridge w/ bottom freezer, clothes, Artisan Made Stool Purmisc. chased from an Art Gallery 18”H x 21”L x 12”W Sale by Elvira Bamboo $25 785-865-4215

Music-Stereo

PIANOS • H.L. Phillips upright $650 • Cable Nelson Spinet $500 • Gulbranson Spinet - $450 • Sturn Spinet - $400 Prices include delivery & tuning

785-832-9906 TV-Video TELEVISION — FREE! 19 inch older model Sharp T.V. Works good. Excellent picture. FREE Call 331-4642 Zenith VCR 421 VHS tape player and recorder with remote, user’s guide. Works fine, $30, (785) 843-5566.

Want To Buy

MERCHANDISE

FREON R12 WANTED: Certified buyer will pickup nationwide and pay CA$H for cylinders and cases of cans. (312)291-9169

Computer-Camera PC with OS Win XP, svc pack 3, 2.17 GHz, 1.0 GB of RAM, 2 CD/DVD read/write drives, 15” monitor, HP Photosmart Honeywell Easy to Care C4480 (all in one; needs Cool Mist Humidifier cartridges) printer, exter- Product is MED Cool Mist nal drive and all cords. Humidifier Two Moisture Manual. Much software. Control Settings Medium Everything works. Only size room 1 Gallon 36 hrs $75 for the bundle. Call to FILTER NOT INCLUDED $35 see, or for more details, 785-841-7635 785/843-5566.

Firewood-Stoves Firewood: Mixed hardwoods, mostly split. Stacked/delivered. $85. James 785-241-9828

KU Hand Puppets Original- Antique $ 50.00 ea Call 785-979-4937

Furniture Round Glass Top Table 30” Round $ 50.00 Call 785-979-4937

ESTATE SALE 3413 Tam O’ Shanter Dr. NEW DATE DUE TO POTENTIAL BAD WEATHER

Chrysler 2008 Town & Country Limited,

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Studio Apartments 600 sq. ft., $725/mo. No pets allowed Call Today 785-841-6565

Estate Sales

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LS

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MERCHANDISE PETS

Only $12,814

Cars-Domestic

automatic, power equipment, alloy wheels, more room and gas mileage than you would expect! Stk#15413

DOWNTOWN LOFT

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2011 FORD F150 XLT

Hyundai Crossovers

2015 Chevrolet Spark LT

Apartments Unfurnished

• 1 Day - $50 • 2 Days - $75

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RENTALS

Available Now!

LAND AUCTION 2007 Chevrolet Silverado

CNA 10 hr REFRESHER LAWRENCE KS CMA 10 hr UPDATE LAWRENCE KS Dec 16/17 Classes begin 8.30am

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Open House Special!

AUCTION PREVIEW: FRI. JAN 20th 4:30-7:30 PM

Toyota SUVs

May 15 - May 26 M-F 8a-5p Jun 5 - Jun 16 M-F 8a-5p Jun 19 - Jun 30 M-F 8a-5p

Found Pet/Animal

RENTALS REAL ESTATE

AUCTIONS

heated leather seats, alloy wheels, power equipment, cruise control, SYNC, home link stk#36358A1

SUMMER CLASSES:

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS V8

CNA EVENING CLASSES LAWRENCE KS Feb 21-Mar 17 T/Th/F Apr 4 -May 5 T/Th/F

CMA EVE CLASSES LAWRENCE Mar 1-April 7

Lawrence Indian Methodist Church 950 E. 21st St., Lawrence

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SALE! ALEK’S AUTO 785.843.9300

Chevrolet Cars

Indian Taco Sale!

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2014 Subaru Outback, 53k........................................$17,500 2013 Subaru Legacy, 38k..........................................$14,250 2012 Toyota Yaris, 73k................................................$6,950 2012 Nissan Sentra, 47k..............................................$7,750 2011 Subaru Legacy, 67k..........................................$10,750 2011 Subaru Legacy, 90k............................................$9,750 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 46k......................................$9,500 2009 Nissan Sentra, 93k..............................................$5,750 2009 Toyota Corolla, 109k..........................................$6,250 2008 Toyota Solara, 60k..............................................$9,950 2008 Volkswagon Passat, 78k...................................$7,250 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 62k......................................$9,950 2008 Chevy Cobalt, 105k.............................................$5,750 2008 Hyundai Sonata, 53k..........................................$4,250 2007 Scion TC, 54k........................................................$7,500 2005 TOYOTA CAMRY, 82K........................................ $6,750

CNA DAY CLASSES Jan 31-Feb 16 M-Th 8.30-2.30 Feb 27-March 16 8.30a-2p Apr 3 -April 20 8.30a-2p

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Music-Stereo Entertainment Center - Sander Audio Cabinet. RCA stereo receiver, RCA MTR 225 dual auto reverse cassette deck, RCA Compact disk player, RCA linear tracking turntable, 2 Bose model 141 speakers. Can be controlled from master remote control. All owners manuals included. Everything like new. $100 Call 785-749-0291

GARAGE SALES Lawrence

Downsizing Sale 1024 April Rain Lawrence Friday, Jan. 13 - 9:00-5:00 Sat, Jan. 14 - 9:00-3:00 Friday the 13th - This is your LUCKY day if you need a tag sale “fix” to ward off those winter blues! And, we have just the remedy for you. Check out our quality furniture: 2 queen size bedroom sets, sofa, coffee table, bookcase, dressers, end tables, china cabinet and more. Need a Victorian fireplace mantel piece? We have one. How about an antique sewing machine? We also offer an Inversion Table, Schwinn excercise bike, electric keyboard, stereos, lawn mower, weed eater, ladders, patio furniture, hammock, kitchen ware, home decor, beautiful art work, toys and little girl’s clothing. You will also want to check out the women’s brand clothing and handbags (all seasons). CASH ONLY. Doors will not open before 9:00.


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PUBLIC NOTICES TO PLACE AN AD: Lawrence (First published in the Lawrence Daily JournalWorld on January 6, 2017) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS

In the Matter of the Marriage of JEFFREY BENJAMIN WAY,

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all other concerned per- swer, the petition in the sons: District Court of Douglas County Kansas. If you fail and AMANDA MAE WAY, You are hereby notified to plead or appear in Court Respondent. that a petition has been on February 15, 2017 at Case No. 2016-DM-001087 filed in the District Court of 9:00 a.m. in Division 2 of Division 2 Douglas County, Kansas by the District Court of DougJeffrey Benjamin Way, las County Kansas, judgNOTICE OF SUIT seeking dissolution of ment may be entered upon marriage. You are hereby the petition. To Amanda Mae Way and required to plead to, or an- You are required to file Petitioner,

(First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World January 13, 2017) RESOLUTION 2016-15 A RESOLUTION OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF EUDORA, KANSAS, DETERMINING THAT THE CITY IS CONSIDERING ESTABLISHING A TAX INCREMENT FINANCING REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT WITHIN THE CITY, ESTABLISHING THE DATE AND TIME OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON SUCH MATTER, AND PROVIDING FOR THE GIVING OF NOTICE OF SUCH PUBLIC HEARING (NOTTINGHAM PROJECT). WHEREAS, pursuant to K.S.A. 12 1770 et seq., as amended (the “Act”), the City of Eudora, Kansas (the “City”), is authorized to assist in the development and redevelopment of eligible areas within the City in order to promote, stimulate and develop the general and economic welfare of the State of Kansas and its communities; and WHEREAS, the City hereby finds and determines it desirable to encourage the development and redevelopment of certain real property generally located Locust Street (on the West) and Church Street (on the East), and between 14th Street (on the North) and the City’s Community Recreation Center (on the South), all within the City, and to consider the establishment of a redevelopment district at such location (the “Redevelopment District”); and WHEREAS, pursuant to the Act, the City must adopt a resolution stating that the City is considering the establishment of the Redevelopment District and include in such resolution notice that a public hearing will be held to consider the establishment of said Redevelopment District; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF EUDORA, KANSAS: Section 1. Proposed Redevelopment District. A legal description of the proposed Redevelopment District is attached hereto as Exhibit A, and a map depicting the boundaries of the proposed Redevelopment District is attached hereto as Exhibit B. A description and map of the proposed Redevelopment District are available for public inspection prior to the public hearing during regular office hours in the Office of the City Clerk, at City Hall, 4 East Seventh Street, Eudora, Kansas 66025. Section 2. Proposed Redevelopment Project. A description of the proposed district plan to be performed within the Redevelopment District, and the general description of the proposed buildings, facilities, and improvements to be constructed or improved (the “Nottingham Project”) is described as follows: a mixed use commercial development consisting of some or all of the following uses; retail uses; restaurant uses; other general commercial development with parking, access and site improvements. Section 3. Public Hearing. Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the City Commission to consider findings necessary for the establishment of the proposed Redevelopment District on January, 23rd, 2017, at the City Commission Chambers, located at City Hall, 4 East Seventh Street, Eudora, Kansas 66025, the public hearing to commence at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the City Commission can hear the matter. At the public hearing, the City Commission will receive public comment on the foregoing matters. Such public hearing date is not less than thirty (30) days, nor more than seventy (70) days following adoption of this resolution. Section 4. Notice of Public Hearing. The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to provide for notice of the public hearing by taking the following actions: (a) A copy of this resolution shall be mailed by United States certified mail, return receipt requested, at least ten (10) days prior to January, 23rd, 2017, to each owner of land within the proposed Redevelopment District. (b) A copy of this resolution shall be mailed by United States certified mail, return receipt requested, at least ten (10) days prior to January, 23rd, 2017, to both the Board of County Commissioners of and for Douglas County, Kansas, and to Unified School District No. 491. (c) This resolution, specifically including Exhibits A and B attached hereto, shall be published in the Lawrence Journal World twice, on January 13th, 2017, and then again on January, 20th, 2017, such dates being not less than one (1) week and not more than two (2) weeks preceding the date fixed for the public hearing. The City Clerk shall otherwise give notice of the public hearing in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Section 5. Effective Date. This resolution shall be effective upon its adoption by the City Commission of the City of Eudora, Kansas. ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Eudora, Kansas, on December 12th, 2016. APPROVED: ATTEST:

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(First published in the SECTION I: Salaries for officials and employees of the City of Linwood, Kansas are as Lawrence Daily Journalfollows: World January 13, 2017) Council Members $25.00 per meeting. NOTICE OF ACTION Mayor $50.00 per meeting. FOR DISSOLUTION City Clerk Not to Exceed 45k OF MARRIAGE Assistant City Clerk Not to Exceed 30k City Treasurer Not to exceed $15k TO: Kimberly Shannon OldCity Maintenance Not to Exceed 45k ham, address unknown Assistant City Maintenance Not to Exceed 30k Municipal Judge Not to exceed $125.00 per hr with a 1 hour minimum per You are notified that I, court session Leonard Oldham, do Court Clerk $50.00 per session hereby declare my intent Planning $10.00 a meeting, in accordance with written, approved to dissolve this marriage. monthly minutes. Mileage for city employees, on city business, as mandated by the Internal Revenue You have until March Service. 15, 2017 at 9:30am, in the SECTION II: This Ordinance hereby repeals all previous ordinances pertaining to District Court of Douglas County Kansas, 111, E. 11th salaries. St., Lawrence, KS to file your defenses. SECTION III: This Ordinance will become effective after official publication. PASSED and approved this 3rd day of January 2017. ATTEST: City Clerk: Karen Kane

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Meacham named KU football’s offensive coordinator By Benton Smith

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Better times ahead for KU football

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he climb from the abyss started when head coach David Beaty put erstwhile thirdstringer Carter Stanley in at quarterback and Stanley put a pep in the offense’s step. Then KU scored its first post-World War II victory against Texas and played its most competitive game against Kansas State in the seven seasons since Mark Mangino and Todd Reesing left town. Next, junior-college QB Peyton Bender, a nationally coveted prolific practitioner of the Air Raid, signed with Kansas. Then came Thursday’s announcement that TCU co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham was leaving Gary Patterson’s staff to join Beaty’s. That news showed that two years of head-coaching experience has turned Beaty into a head coach, not an assistant masquerading as the CEO. Meacham’s reputation alone makes this exciting news. The fact that it also means Beaty is not afraid to turn over OC duties on the brink of a season in which the personnel is in place to make the next play-caller look a lot better than the previous one shows Beaty gets it. It’s about winning, not ego gratification. This was a decision devoid of insecurity, one made by a coach who feels support from his boss in the form of a recent contract extension. Face it and embrace it: The momentum for Kansas football feels more real now than at any moment in the post-Mangino/Reesing years. Sure, it’s possible Meacham was feeling heat working for the demanding, excitable Patterson, but even if that’s the case, it’s difficult to imagine he would have taken this job if he didn’t believe in Bender’s ability to put up big numbers at Kansas. At TCU, Meacham and co-OC Sonny Cumbie worked with one terrific quarterback, Trevone Boykin, and one overrated one, Kenny Hill. In his first two seasons with the Horned Frogs, Boykin split time with Casey Pachall and threw 22 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions. Enter Meacham and Cumbie in advance of 2014. In his final two seasons, Boykin threw 64 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Meacham was a 2014 finalist for the Frank Broyles Award given to the nation’s top assistant coach after the Horned Frogs soared from 88th in the nation with 25.1 points per game in 2013 to second (46.5 points) in 2014. They finished seventh in 2015 (42.1) and slipped to 52nd in 2016 (31.0) with Hill at QB. The timing was right for Meacham, a three-year starter at offensive line for Oklahoma State where he blocked for Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas, to make the move, thus making Beaty’s third staff his best.

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David Beaty’s days of running the Kansas football team’s offense are over. The third-year head coach announced Thursday the hiring of offensive coordinator Doug Meacham, who joins the Jayhawks after working the past three seasons at another Big 12 program, TCU.

With the Horned Frogs, Meacham shared offensive coordinating duties with Sonny Cumbie. The offense will be all his at KU, and Meacham will coach wide receivers, as well. “I am thrilled to be adding someone of the caliber of Doug Meacham to our staff,” Beaty said in a release. “Doug is someone I have admired for quite some time for his creativity on the

offensive side of the ball. I have had to go up against him several times and it was always a huge challenge because of his ability to direct an offense. I am incredibly thankful to have him on our staff moving forward.” In the weeks following the 2015 season, both TuBrad Loper/AP File Photo lane and North Texas at- TCU CO-OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR DOUG tempted to hire Meacham MEACHAM talks to his players on the sideline in the second half of a Sept. 17, 2016, NCAA > MEACHAM, 3D football game against Iowa State.

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FREE STATE SWIMMER CAMERON HODGE dives into the pool in the final heat of the boys’ 50 yard-freestyle event of the Free State Invitational on Thursday at Free State High School.

FSHS’ Jordan Portela sets school swimming record By Bobby Nightengale bnightengale@ljworld.com

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fter swimming in the 100-yard backstroke Thursday at Indoor Aquatic Center, Free State High senior Jordan Portela jumped out of the pool, looked up into the stands and unleashed a wide smile. Portela etched his name into the school’s record books once again, swimming to a record time of 51.57 seconds. The previous record was 52.35, set by junior teammate Evan Eskilson, who watched on the pool deck before shaking Portela’s hand. Teammates, coaches and fans clapped when they saw Portela’s time on the scoreboard. For Portela, it was one of

the best ways to complete his Senior Night, where he was honored alongside several of his senior teammates. The Firebirds won 11 of the 12 events at their five-team invitational and cruised to first place in the team standings. The backstroke isn’t Portela’s favorite event. He rarely swims it in high school, but incorporates it in his training. About two weeks ago, Free State coach Annette McDonald asked Portela which events he wanted to swim and he had his eyes on the record. “It was sweet and sour,” Portela said. “I love Evan and I honestly think that he can get that at state. He’s a great backstroker. It was just fun to

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FREE STATE SWIMMER JORDAN PORTELA is helped out of the pool after taking first in the final heat of the boys’ 50-yard freestyle event.

Lucas blueprint the perfect plan for Bragg By Matt Tait mtait@ljworld.com

When KU senior Landen Lucas was going through a bit of a funk earlier this season, he climbed his way out of it by narrowing his focus, emphasizing defense and rebounding, and then watched all other aspects of his game slowly come around. The result? Lucas has recorded double-doubles in three of his first four Big 12

games this season and two weeks ago was called by KU coach Bill Self the team’s most consistent player. Sophomore forward Carlton Bragg Jr. is mired in a Bragg funk similar to the one Lucas battled through to begin the season. But because

the 6-foot-10 forward from Cleveland has spent most of his life dominating opponents and making headlines for his abilities on the offensive end of the floor, Bragg has not been able to follow the exact recipe that Lucas did to play his way through it. “There’s no question C.B. may say that’s the way he thinks,” Self said. “But that’s not in his core. He’s always been a guy that scored the ball pretty easy and shot

a lot of jumpers and those sorts of things, which is fine. There’s nothing wrong with that.” However, on a team loaded with offensive firepower and in need of another forward to both complement and relieve Lucas, Bragg’s best chance of making a meaningful impact from here on out may be dependent upon him finding a way to follow in Lucas’ footsteps.

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Woodland takes 6th in first round of Sony Open By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer

Honolulu — A former University of Kansas golfer placed in the top 10 Thursday in the first round of the Sony Open. Gary Woodland carded six birdies to finish with a 6-under-par 64. But the day really belonged to Justin Thomas. He hit a 5-iron so clean and so high that it carried 207 yards into a light Pacific breeze to 15 feet on the par-5 ninth hole at Waialae Country Club. Thomas poured in the eagle putt for an 11-under 59, becoming the seventh player to post a sub-60 round in PGA Tour history. For a brief moment, he reacted as if it were little more than the perfect finish to a great opening round. He stretched out his putter that was still in his left hand, smiled and punched the air with his right fist. Only when he looked over at Jordan Spieth and Daniel Berger, the two witnesses to a 59 that Thomas made look easy, did the sense of history start to hit him. Berger thrust his arm in the air. Spieth, his best friend in golf since they were 13, crouched as the ball neared the cup and delivered a left-handed fist pump as both raced over to congratulate him. “I think I got more excited from seeing them get excited than I did my putt going in,” Thomas said. “I thought about it going up to the green. I’m like, ‘If I make it, what am I going to do?’ It’s not like winning a tournament. You have three days left to try to play well. So I didn’t really know how to react. I never had a putt on the last hole on a Thursday mean that much.”

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Gary Woodland follows his drive off the 17th tee during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament Thursday in Honolulu. He was five shots better than anyone in the morning, but his lead was only three shots by the end of the day. Hudson Swafford shot a 62 in the afternoon. Swafford made a birdie on his 12th hole, when his caddie told him, “We’ve got to make seven birdies on the last six holes to catch Justin.” The average score was 68.26. It was different from the feeling Thomas had four days ago

when he won the SBS Tournament of Champions at Kapalua. That was his third victory on the PGA Tour, and the 23-yearold Thomas is sure to win more. But this might have been even more memorable. “I don’t have many chances to shoot 59,” he said. Jim Furyk was the last player with a sub-60 round when he closed with a record 58 at the Travelers Championship last

summer. Furyk also had a 59 in 2013 at the BMW Championship, joining the exclusive group that includes Al Geiberger (1977 Memphis Classic), Chip Beck (1991 Las Vegas Invitational), David Duval (1999 Bob Hope Classic), Paul Goydos (2010 John Deere Classic) and Stuart Appleby (2010 Greenbrier Classic). This was special because he made it look so easy. He began by pitching in for eagle from 35 yards. Thomas never hit more than a 7-iron into the par 4s at Waialae on a perfect day for scoring — very little breeze, fast fairways and soft greens. That 7-iron was chipped under the trees and into a bunker on No. 8 when he was trying to save par. His only bogey came on his second hole, the par-3 11th, when his tee shot went into a bunker and he missed an 18foot par putt. Duval was the only other player to shoot 59 with an eagle on the last hole. Furyk at Conway Farms is the only other player to shoot 59 with a bogey. Spieth was more nervous than Thomas and far more demonstrative. Thomas had a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 7 that looked good even when it was inches from the cup until burning the edge. Spieth clutched the back of his neck and was still asking how the putt didn’t fall when he walked onto the next tee. He was talking to himself, of course. He gave Thomas his space. “It’s like sitting on the bench with a teammate throwing a perfect game,” Spieth said. “It was awesome. What an awesome last five rounds he’s had.”

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No. 5 Gonzaga stays undefeated with 93-55 win The Associated Press

0-1 8, Vila 1-1 0-0 2, Graham 7-15 0-0 18. Totals 27-57 11-15 75. ARIZONA (16-2) Markkanen 12-18 2-4 30, Ristic 6-9 3-3 16, Alkins 2-8 1-2 5, Allen 5-9 7-10 18, Simmons 5-9 0-0 13, Pinder 0-1 0-0 0, Comanche 4-4 1-2 9, Jackson-Cartwright 0-2 0-1 0. Totals 34-60 14-22 91. Halftime-Arizona 45-25. 3-Point GoalsArizona St. 10-27 (Graham 4-11, Oleka 2-4, Justice 2-4, Holder 1-2, Evans 1-6), Arizona 9-21 (Markkanen 4-7, Simmons 3-6, Ristic 1-1, Allen 1-3, Jackson-Cartwright 0-1, Alkins 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Arizona St. 21 (Oleka 9), Arizona 36 (Markkanen 8). Assists-Arizona St. 15 (Evans 8), Arizona 25 (Allen 8). Total FoulsArizona St. 19, Arizona 15. Technicals-Arizona St. coach Bobby Hurley. A-14,644 (14,655).

No. 5 Gonzaga 93, Loyola Marymount 55 Spokane, Wash. — Przemek Karnowski scored 17 points as Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount to remain the nation’s only undefeated Division I basketball team on Thursday night. Zach Collins scored 15 points and Silas Melson added 13 for Gonzaga (16-0, 4-0 West Coast), which has the nation’s longest winning streak at 16 Iowa 83, No. 17 Purdue 78 Iowa City, Iowa — Peter Jok games. Six Zags scored in douscored 29 points with eight asble figures. sists and six rebounds and Iowa rallied from a nine-point halfLOYOLA MARYMOUNT (8-8) Herman 1-3 0-0 2, Johnson 2-5 5-6 9, time deficit to beat Purdue. Johansson 2-4 0-0 6, Brown 2-7 0-0 8, Tuach Freshman Tyler Cook had 16 7-10 2-2 19, Manuel 0-1 0-0 0, Markusson 3-6 1-1 7, Jovanovic 1-9 0-1 2, McClendon 1-3 0-1 2, points for the Hawkeyes (11-7, Amayo 0-3 0-2 0, Tutu 1-3 0-0 3, Haney 0-4 0-0 0. 3-2 Big Ten), who beat a ranked Totals 20-58 8-13 55. team at home for the second GONZAGA (16-0) Williams 5-7 0-0 12, Karnowski 7-10 3-5 17, time this season. Perkins 4-5 0-0 11, Mathews 3-5 2-5 8, WilliamsCaleb Swanigan, who led Goss 4-11 2-2 11, Hachimura 1-2 0-0 2, Tillie 1-1 0-0 2, Jones 1-1 0-0 2, Collins 4-12 6-9 15, Norvell Purdue (14-4, 3-2) with 17 0-0 0-0 0, Triano 0-0 0-0 0, Alberts 0-2 0-0 0, points, missed a layup in front Melson 5-9 0-0 13. Totals 35-65 13-21 93. Halftime-Gonzaga 46-35. 3-Point Goals- of the rim with 13.8 seconds left Loyola Marymount 7-19 (Tuach 3-5, Johansson 2-3, Tutu 1-1, Brown 1-3, Manuel 0-1, Markusson and the Boilermakers down 790-1, Jovanovic 0-1, Haney 0-2, Amayo 0-2), 78. Cordell Pemsl missed a subGonzaga 10-18 (Perkins 3-4, Melson 3-5, sequent free throw, but Iowa Williams 2-2, Collins 1-2, Williams-Goss 1-3, Mathews 0-2). Fouled Out-Tillie. Rebounds- got the ball back after a lengthy Loyola Marymount 32 (Jovanovic 7), Gonzaga review and Jordan Bohannon 35 (Collins 9). Assists-Loyola Marymount 7 (Jovanovic 3), Gonzaga 22 (Perkins, Williams- hit two from the line. Goss 5). Total Fouls-Loyola Marymount 18, Gonzaga 13.

No. 16 Arizona 91, Arizona St. 75 Tucson, Ariz. — Lauri Markkanen scored a career-high 30 points, Kadeem Allen added 18 and Arizona used a dominating first half to beat rival Arizona State. Arizona (16-2, 5-0 Pac-12) turned the first of two regularseason games in this rivalry into a laugher from the opening tip. ARIZONA ST. (9-9) Oleka 9-15 2-2 22, Tshisumpa 0-0 0-0 0, Holder 6-10 7-8 20, Evans 1-8 2-4 5, Justice 3-8

PURDUE (14-4) Swanigan 6-9 3-4 17, V.Edwards 2-8 8-8 13, Thompson 2-5 0-0 5, C.Edwards 3-7 1-1 8, Mathias 2-7 4-4 10, Haas 4-8 5-6 13, Albrecht 0-1 0-0 0, Cline 4-8 0-2 12. Totals 23-53 21-25 78. IOWA (11-7) Pemsl 2-5 0-3 4, Cook 7-10 2-5 16, Jok 11-19 3-4 29, Moss 1-4 0-0 2, Bohannon 4-7 2-2 12, Wagner 2-3 0-0 4, Kriener 3-4 0-0 6, Baer 1-2 2-4 4, Uhl 1-3 0-0 2, Ellingson 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 34-60 9-18 83. Halftime-Purdue 47-38. 3-Point Goals-Purdue 11-28 (Cline 4-8, Swanigan 2-2, Mathias 2-7, V.Edwards 1-3, Thompson 1-4, C.Edwards 1-4), Iowa 6-14 (Jok 4-7, Bohannon 2-3, Moss 0-1, Ellingson 0-1, Baer 0-1, Uhl 0-1). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Purdue 27 (Swanigan 8), Iowa 34 (Baer 10). Assists-Purdue 18 (V.Edwards, Mathias 4), Iowa 22 (Bohannon 9). Total FoulsPurdue 16, Iowa 18. A-10,752 (15,400).

Koenig scored 21 points as Wisconsin recovered from a poor shooting performance four days earlier to blitz Ohio State. OHIO ST. (10-7) Loving 2-7 0-0 5, Tate 3-7 4-4 10, Thompson 3-8 5-5 11, Williams 5-11 2-2 12, Lyle 5-9 1-2 13, Wesson 1-3 3-4 6, Potter 1-2 2-2 5, Bell 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 1-6 2-4 4. Totals 21-53 19-23 66. WISCONSIN (14-3) Hayes 7-12 1-5 15, Happ 3-10 0-4 6, Brown 5-9 0-1 12, Koenig 7-12 2-2 21, Showalter 2-3 0-0 4, Van Vliet 0-1 0-0 0, Moesch 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas 2-4 1-1 5, Illikainen 2-2 0-0 6, Schlundt 0-0 0-0 0, Trice 3-5 0-0 7, Pritzl 1-3 0-0 2, Hill 3-6 0-0 8, Ferris 0-0 0-0 0, Iverson 1-5 1-2 3. Totals 36-73 5-15 89. Halftime-Wisconsin 45-27. 3-Point GoalsOhio St. 5-20 (Lyle 2-4, Potter 1-1, Wesson 1-3, Loving 1-4, Tate 0-2, Williams 0-2, Jackson 0-4), Wisconsin 12-22 (Koenig 5-7, Illikainen 2-2, Hill 2-4, Brown 2-4, Trice 1-1, Hayes 0-1, Pritzl 0-1, Showalter 0-1, Thomas 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Ohio St. 30 (Thompson 9), Wisconsin 37 (Happ 11). Assists-Ohio St. 7 (Jackson 3), Wisconsin 19 (Hayes, Showalter 4). Total Fouls-Ohio St. 14, Wisconsin 17. A-17,287 (17,230).

No. 20 Notre Dame 67, Miami 62 Coral Gables, Fla. — V.J. Beachem sank the go-ahead basket and made the clinching steal as Notre Dame rallied from a four-point deficit in the final 2 1/2 minutes to beat Miami. The Fighting Irish (15-2, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) outscored Miami 10-1 down the stretch to earn their sixth straight victory. Their four league wins have been by a total of 18 points. NOTRE DAME (15-2) Colson 2-12 3-3 8, Geben 3-4 0-0 6, Beachem 4-11 4-5 13, Farrell 5-14 3-4 15, Vasturia 5-10 0-0 10, Ryan 0-2 0-0 0, Torres 4-5 0-0 8, Pflueger 1-4 2-2 5, Gibbs 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 25-67 12-14 67. MIAMI (11-4) Huell 1-1 0-0 2, Murphy 3-7 1-2 7, Brown 2-6 1-3 7, Reed 9-17 1-2 21, Newton 5-16 4-5 14, Izundu 1-1 0-0 2, Lawrence 2-9 1-2 6, Vasiljevic 1-6 0-0 3. Totals 24-63 8-14 62. Halftime-28-28. 3-Point Goals-Notre Dame 5-20 (Farrell 2-6, Colson 1-2, Pflueger 1-3, Beachem 1-5, Gibbs 0-1, Vasturia 0-1, Ryan 0-2), Miami 6-18 (Brown 2-3, Reed 2-7, Lawrence 1-2, Vasiljevic 1-5, Newton 0-1). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Notre Dame 32 (Colson 11), Miami 43 (Murphy 12). Assists-Notre Dame 15 (Farrell, Vasturia 6), Miami 7 (Reed 3). Total Fouls-Notre Dame 11, Miami 12. A-7,972 (7,972).

No. 18 Wisconsin 89, Ohio St. 66 No. 22 Cincinnati 66, SMU 64 Madison, Wis. — Bronson Cincinnati — Troy Caupain

scored 16 points and blunted SMU’s comeback, and Cincinnati let most of a 15-point lead slip away before holding on for a victory. The Bearcats (14-2, 4-0) won a matchup of the last two unbeaten teams in American Athletic Conference play, taking their seventh straight game overall. SMU (14-4) Ojeleye 4-11 2-2 12, B.Moore 5-12 1-2 11, Milton 4-12 4-4 13, Foster 3-11 0-0 8, Brown 8-12 0-0 20, McDowell 0-0 0-2 0, Emelogu 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-60 7-10 64. CINCINNATI (14-2) Clark 8-9 0-0 18, Washington 5-7 0-0 11, Johnson 3-9 0-0 9, Caupain 5-11 1-2 16, Evans 1-10 0-1 2, Scott 2-4 0-0 4, Q.Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Brooks 0-0 0-0 0, Cumberland 1-3 3-4 6, Jenifer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-54 4-7 66. Halftime-Cincinnati 34-27. 3-Point Goals-SMU 9-23 (Brown 4-6, Foster 2-5, Ojeleye 2-7, Milton 1-3, Emelogu 0-2), Cincinnati 12-26 (Caupain 5-8, Johnson 3-7, Clark 2-3, Washington 1-1, Cumberland 1-3, Jenifer 0-1, Evans 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-SMU 35 (Brown, B.Moore 11), Cincinnati 27 (Caupain 7). Assists-SMU 14 (Milton 5), Cincinnati 19 (Caupain, Evans 6). Total Fouls-SMU 12, Cincinnati 10. A-11,344 (13,176).

Utah 86, No. 25 USC 64 Salt Lake City — Devon Daniels scored 17 points and Utah earned its first win against a ranked team this season with a victory over USC. The Utes overcame a sluggish start and throttled the Trojans for the final 35 minutes of the game. SOUTHERN CAL (15-3) Metu 6-10 5-10 17, Stewart 0-6 0-0 0, Melton 2-10 1-2 6, McLaughlin 3-9 2-2 9, Aaron 2-7 2-3 6, Buggs 3-4 0-0 7, Henderson 0-1 1-4 1, Dhillon 0-0 0-0 0, Rakocevic 3-5 3-5 9, Karis 0-0 0-0 0, Mathews 3-8 0-0 9. Totals 22-60 14-26 64. UTAH (12-4) Collette 5-10 4-5 15, Kuzma 5-12 1-2 12, Daniels 6-9 2-3 17, Zamora 3-4 0-0 7, Bonam 7-10 0-0 15, Reininger 1-1 0-0 2, Rawson 1-2 1-1 3, Jokl 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 1-2 1, Connor 0-0 0-0 0, Barefield 4-6 4-4 14, Van Dyke 0-2 0-0 0, Bealer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-58 13-17 86. Halftime-Utah 44-31. 3-Point Goals-Southern Cal 6-16 (Mathews 3-4, Buggs 1-1, McLaughlin 1-3, Melton 1-5, Stewart 0-1, Aaron 0-2), Utah 9-17 (Daniels 3-3, Barefield 2-3, Collette 1-1, Zamora 1-1, Bonam 1-2, Kuzma 1-4, Bealer 0-1, Rawson 0-1, Van Dyke 0-1). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Southern Cal 30 (Stewart, Buggs, Aaron 6), Utah 32 (Kuzma 11). AssistsSouthern Cal 11 (McLaughlin, Aaron 3), Utah 10 (Bonam 5). Total Fouls-Southern Cal 18, Utah 18.

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Net Cable FS1 150, 227

Time Net Cable 8 p.m. SPIKE 57, 257

College Hockey Time Net Minn. at Duluth 3 p.m. FCSC Mich. at Minn. 8 p.m. BTN

Cable 145 147, 170, 171, 237

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SATURDAY NFL Playoffs Time Net Seahawks at Falcons 3:30 p.m. FOX Texans at Patriots 7 p.m. CBS

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Time Net Cable 4 a.m. GOLF 156, 289 12 p.m. ESPNE. 140, 231 12:30 p.m. GOLF 156, 289 6 p.m. GOLF 156, 289

Women’s Basketball Time Net Mich. St. at Rutgers 11 a.m. BTN Texas Tech at Okla. 2 p.m. FCSC Mont. at N. Dakota 2 p.m. FCS Maryland at Iowa 3 p.m. BTN Kan. St. at Okla. St. 4 p.m. FCSA FSN+

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Soccer Totten. v. W. Brom Swansea v. Arsenal W. Ham v. Crystal Palace Leicester v. Chelsea

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Trio of KU football players headed to Tropical Bowl showcase By Benton Smith basmith@ljworld.com

Three Jayhawks hoping to showcase their football skills for professional scouts will get a chance to do so this Sunday, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Defensive end Damani Mosby, cornerback Marnez Ogletree and safety Tevin Shaw — all seniors for Kansas football in 2016 — will team up again at the second annual Tropical Bowl. Mosby, Ogletree and Shaw all will play for the “American” team at the event, to be played at 8

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a.m. (Central), at Daytona Beach’s Municipal Stadium. Approximately half of the players who participated in the first Tropical Bowl found their ways on to NFL rosters at one point or another, and 27 organizations from the

league attended the game. “This is a great opportunity for us,” Ogletree said in a release. “We have had a lot of eyes on us while we were playing for KU, but this is a chance for scouts to see us practice and play one last time. The game is

really important, but the practices are what the scouts are really going to evaluate us on. They want to see what kind of initiative we take and are we stepping up trying to be in that top spot.” All three Jayhawks started for KU’s

By Dave Skretta

Potential bad weather delays area high school sporting events

AP Sports Writer

With potential inclement weather heading into the region this weekend, several high school athletic events were postponed. That includes all events involving Lawrence High and Free State on Friday and Saturday. Previously scheduled for Friday night, Free State High’s girls and boys basketball home games against Olathe Northwest were postponed, along with Lawrence High’s road games at Olathe East. A make-up date has yet to be announced. Both of the Free State and Lawrence boys basketball games in the Best of Midwest Showcase at Johnson County Community College, previously scheduled for Saturday, were postponed. The games will likely be made up in February. The two-day Free State bowling Invitational at Royal Crest Lanes was postponed. No make-up date was announced. The Basehor-Linwood wrestling Invitational was canceled, which included FSHS and LHS wrestling teams. Bishop Seabury’s boys and girls basketball road games at Kansas City Christian, scheduled for Friday, were postponed and no-make up date was announced. Among area schools, Baldwin, Eudora and Tonganoxie have postponed all activities throughout Friday and Saturday.

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Lucas sees Bragg trying to do just that. “You (see it) every day in practice,” Lucas said. “Even if you really break it down and look at it in games, he’s doing the right things. His mindset’s in the right place.” Bragg’s production — 6.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 15.7 minutes per game — does not always reveal Bragg’s best intentions and Self believes that may be more mental than anything. Caught out of place, off balance or out of position,

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as head coach. In each of his three seasons at TCU, the program’s offense ranked among the nation’s best. Despite replacing a Heisman candidate in quarterback Trevone Boykin in 2016, the TCU offense averaged 31 points per game while ranking 29th nationally in total offense with 463.2 yards per game. The Frogs finished 6-7 this past season, with a loss to Georgia in the Liberty Bowl. They dropped two of their final three

get to go down there with two of my teammates. We have been through a lot together and it will be nice to have some familiar faces beside me. I know we are focused on putting our best foot forward on the field, but hopefully we can have some fun too.” The Tropical Bowl will be broadcast online at AudibleSports.net and Speaker.com. Another KU defensive starter with pro aspirations, safety Fish Smithson, will play in the EastWest Shrine Game on Jan. 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Chiefs set sights on silencing Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell

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much-improved defense this past season. Shaw, a 5-foot-11 nickelback, ranked fourth on the team, with 56 total tackles, while contributing five pass breakups and 4.5 tackles for loss. Ogletree, a 5-foot-10 corner, broke up eight passes and made 34 total tackles. Mosby, a 6-foot-3, 258-pound end, made seven tackles for loss, 25 total tackles, a sack and forced and recovered two fumbles. “I am really looking forward to the experience and will hopefully help myself for the future,” Ogletree said. “I am really glad to

Kansas City, Mo. (ap) — Prevailing wisdom says the easiest way to hold a star running back in check in the NFL is to simply keep him from getting started. That doesn’t really work against Le’Veon Bell. He willingly stops. Or at least hesitates. Then, when his patience has allowed the Pittsburgh offensive line to pry open the slightest of creases, the fourth-year running back has an uncanny ability to slip through it from a near-standstill, befuddling just about every defense trying to stop him. “He has a unique style about him, that delay to get to the line of scrimmage,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “It’s been effective for him. He’s really the only one that does it, so it’s unique. “The obvious thing is you have to contain him and take care of your gaps, for sure.” That’s something the Chiefs, who are preparing to face Bell and the Steelers in the divisional round on Sunday, struggled to do when the teams met in Pittsburgh in early October. In his first game back from a three-game suspension, Bell gashed the Chiefs for 144 yards on just 18 careers. And to add insult to embarrassment, he also caught five passes for 34 yards, an effort that went widely under-the-radar only because Ben Roethlisberger was busy throwing five TD passes. It was only a precursor of bigger things. As the Steelers were putting together a seven-game winning streak to finish the season and

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS RUNNING BACK LE’VEON BELL (26) heads for the locker room last Sunday following an AFC Wild Card NFL game against the Miami Dolphins in Pittsburgh. The Chiefs will contend with Bell and the Steelers in the divisional playoff round Sunday. head into the playoffs, Bell was putting together one of the best stretches in NFL history. He ran for 835 yards over a sixweek period before sitting out Week 17, and then rolled up 167 yards rushing and two touchdowns in last weekend’s wildcard romp over the Miami Dolphins. Much of that success was due to his unique running style, one that caused CBS analyst Phil Simms to dub him “The Great Hesitator” — and one that runs counter to conventional wisdom. Take the handoff. Hit the hole hard. Run to daylight. That’s the simple progression coaches from Pop Warner to high school to college have taught running backs for years.

The idea is to minimize idle time in the backfield, pressure defensive fronts to react quickly to where a play is developing, and take away any chance of a tackle for loss. But the style Bell has adopted is more like this: stop, consider the options, pick one. Then go. “It’s different,” said Chiefs safety Eric Berry, who will be called upon to help stop Bell on Sunday. “A lot of people focus on coaching technique, but it’s a little easier to diagnose technique and figure out what it is. When you have a unique style, along with technique, it’s a little difficult.” It is particularly difficult for the defensive linemen. Once upon a time their job in run defense was to penetrate

the backfield and make a play. These days they are coached to hold the line — remain what coaches call “gap sound.” The reasoning behind that is it clogs up the middle, cuts down on running lanes and makes it harder to pop a big play. But with Bell’s patience, holding the line becomes a much more difficult task. Things are bound to break down sooner or later, and that’s when Bell darts upfield to do his damage. “In your own brain,” Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said, “you’re saying, ‘If he’s not hitting that thing downhill, we ought to be able to get him on the ground quick.’ But he accelerates very well, he has great strength and body balance. You lose track of some of those things.” Making things even more challenging? Kansas City has a hard time stopping the ground game. The Chiefs allowed more than 121 yards rushing per game in the regular season to rank 26th. In a game against lowly Jacksonville, they allowed more than 200 yards. No disrespect to T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory, but neither of them has Bell’s unique talents. Then there’s the fact that injuries have robbed the Chiefs of some of their best run defenders. Top tackler Derrick Johnson ruptured his Achilles tendon and is out for the season, and fellow linebacker Josh Mauga and defensive linemen Jaye Howard and Allen Bailey are also on injured reserve. “This is going to be an allday job,” Sutton said. “We’re going to have to be really disciplined up front. When you play really, really good players, you need everybody every play.”

Bragg has struggled with everything from finishing near the rim to rebounding above it. His biggest issue has seemed to be his hands, where too often he has bobbled loose balls or allowed opponents — occasionally even a teammate — to rip or poke the ball away from him. “He has better hands than what he’s shown,” Self said. “But, for the most part, we probably haven’t done as much as what we should be doing in that area. I don’t think his hands are bad, but I just think he loses focus.” Often willing to remain upbeat and look from the calming, positive side of every situation,

Lucas said he appreciated Bragg’s effort and desire to do the right thing. “Not everybody has the mindset to do those things,” Lucas said of emphasizing defense and rebounding. “That’s just something I’ve kind of always had. There’s two steps to it. You’ve got to, one, get the mindset, and, two, have it translate onto the court. It might be a little bit harder (for Bragg), but he’s definitely capable of doing it. He’s very talented. And, while he might be an offensive player, he definitely has the abilities to do the other things. Once he focuses on those things, the rest will come. I’ve

always believed in that, especially as a big. All of a sudden, one game it’ll just start going well, whatever it may be is just gonna be in the past and everything will be a lot easier. “I’ve gone through the same kind of stuff, so I can understand what he’s going through,” Lucas continued. “If it is a slump, or whatever it is, he’s doing the hard part. He’s getting to where he needs to be. He’s getting his hands on the ball. You’d rather have him be in the spot and maybe miss a ball than not even be in the Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo play at all. I think he’ll be able to change that KANSAS FORWARD CARLTON BRAGG JR. (15) comes in for a dunk during the second half of a game Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. around pretty quick.”

regular-season games — a 31-6 loss to Oklahoma State and a 30-6 setback against Kansas State, both at home. In 2015, for the second consecutive year, TCU set single-season school records in several major statistical categories. The Horned Frogs ranked third nationally in total offense (562.8 yards per game) and seventh in scoring (42.1 points per game). In his first season at TCU, 2014, Meacham helped the Horned Frogs become the nation’s most improved offense in total yards (+188.2 ypg) and scoring (+21.4 ppg). TCU’s 21.4 points per game improvement broke

the Big 12 record of 19.1 set by Oklahoma in 1999, and was the largest increase by any team since Northwestern improved 24 points between 199900. In that debut season at TCU, the Frogs ranked second in the nation in scoring (46.5 ppg) and tied for fifth in total offense (533.0 ypg). TCU set 26 school records for offense, winning both its first Big 12 championship and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Before joining TCU, Meacham also worked as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Houston, in 2013. He also coordinated offenses at

Samford (2002-04), Henderson State (1999-00), Jacksonville State (199799) and Georgia Military (1994-96). Prior to his time at Houston, Meacham spent eight seasons (2005-12) as the tight ends/inside receivers coach at yet another Big 12 program, Oklahoma State. He was the Cowboys’ passinggame coordinator in 2008 and 2009. Meacham was part of two of the most successful eras in Oklahoma State football history, first as a player (198487) and then during his time as an assistant. Meacham coached 2012 first-team All-Big 12 receiver Josh Stewart,

who had 101 catches for 1,210 yards and seven touchdowns. Stewart’s 101 receptions were the fourth-most in school history and his 1,210 receiving yards trailed only Justin Blackmon (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys) on the all-time OSU list for sophomore wideouts. Inside receiver Josh Cooper (Cleveland Browns) and tight end Brandon Pettigrew (Detroit Lions) were among other OSU standouts coached directly by Meacham. During his playing days at Oklahoma State, Meacham was on teams that participated in four

bowl games (1983 Bluebonnet, 1984 Gator, 1985 Gator and 1987 Sun). He was a three-year starter on the offensive line for the Cowboys, and had a string of 35 consecutive starts. During his Oklahoma State playing career, the Cowboys put together an overall record of 34-9. Meacham earned allBig Eight honors and was an honorable mention All-American as a senior. He was a captain of the 1987 Sun Bowl team that defeated West Virginia. Meacham blocked for both 1988 Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders and two-time Big Eight Player of the Year Thurman Thomas.


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NBA Roundup The Associated Press

How former Jayhawks fared

Nuggets 140, Pacers 112 London — Nikola Jokic had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Denver emphatically ended a fivegame losing streak with a victory over Indiana on Thursday night in the NBA’s Global Games series at O2 Arena.

Darrell Arthur, Denver Did not play (leg injury). Tarik Black, L.A. Lakers Min: 18. Pts: 5. Reb: 3. Stl: 1. Cheick Diallo, New Orleans Did not play (coach’s decision).

INDIANA (112) George 2-12 4-4 10, Robinson 4-10 0-0 8, T.Young 2-5 0-0 4, Turner 4-13 0-0 9, Teague 5-7 4-5 14, Miles 7-13 0-0 20, Niang 1-1 0-0 2, Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Seraphin 5-6 0-0 10, Jefferson 2-5 0-0 4, Brooks 6-10 0-0 14, J.Young 2-3 0-0 5, Ellis 4-9 4-4 12. Totals 44-94 12-13 112. DENVER (140) Chandler 8-13 3-3 21, Gallinari 7-11 0-0 18, Jokic 7-12 6-6 22, Mudiay 3-7 1-2 9, Harris 6-11 3-3 16, Barton 3-10 2-2 9, Hernangomez 2-2 0-0 4, Faried 6-8 3-3 15, Nurkic 1-1 1-2 3, Nelson 4-7 0-0 11, Miller 0-1 0-0 0, Murray 3-6 2-2 8, Beasley 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 52-91 21-23 140. Indiana 29 27 20 36 — 112 Denver 30 37 39 34 — 140

Thomas Robinson, L.A. Lakers Min: 10. Pts: 4. Reb: 3. Ast: 2.

NEW YORK (104) Thomas 2-9 0-0 4, Anthony 10-19 1-2 23, Noah 6-10 0-0 12, Rose 7-15 3-3 17, Lee 3-8 0-0 6, Kuzminskas 8-15 1-1 19, O’Quinn 5-7 2-2 12, Hernangomez 0-0 0-0 0, Jennings 1-4 2-3 5, Baker 0-0 0-0 0, Holiday 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 44-92 9-11 104. Chicago 22 29 14 24 — 89 New York 24 30 22 28 — 104

L.A. LAKERS (94) Young 3-6 0-0 8, Deng 1-5 0-0 3, Randle 8-13 6-7 22, Mozgov 0-4 0-0 0, Russell 4-13 0-0 9, Ingram 3-7 2-4 9, Robinson 2-2 0-0 4, Zubac 4-7 0-0 8, Black 2-3 1-2 5, Huertas 0-6 2-2 2, Calderon 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 2-7 5-6 10, Clarkson 6-11 2-4 14. Totals 35-85 18-25 94. SAN ANTONIO (134) Leonard 10-13 8-9 31, Aldridge 5-11 2-2 13, Gasol 9-9 4-5 22, Parker 6-10 1-1 13, Green 1-4 0-0 3, Bertans 2-5 0-0 5, Anderson 2-3 2-2 7, Lee 1-3 2-2 4, Dedmon 2-3 2-2 6, Mills 2-5 1-2 6, Murray 3-5 2-2 10, Simmons 6-8 0-0 12, Ginobili 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 49-81 26-29 134. L.A. Lakers 24 30 21 19 — 94 San Antonio 36 36 34 28 — 134

Pelicans 104, Nets 95 New York — Tyreke Evans scored a seasonhigh 29 points and New Orleans, playing without All-Star big man Anthony Davis, handed Brooklyn its eighth straight defeat.

Knicks 104, Bulls 89 New York — Carmelo Anthony had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah had big games against their former team, and New York Spurs 134, Lakers 94 San Antonio — Kawhi beat short-handed Chicago. Leonard had 31 points CHICAGO (89) despite sitting out the Zipser 2-6 2-2 7, Gibson 4-7 4-5 12, Lopez 5-10 0-0 10, Carter-Williams 1-8 fourth quarter, and San 1-1 3, Wade 9-20 4-6 22, McDermott 0-5 Antonio set several sea2-2 2, Portis 1-4 0-0 2, Felicio 6-9 1-2 13, son highs in rolling past Grant 5-10 2-3 14, Rondo 2-9 0-0 4. Totals the Los Angeles Lakers. 35-88 16-21 89.

NEW ORLEANS (104) Hill 5-10 2-2 14, Jones 10-17 3-9 24, Asik 0-0 0-0 0, Holiday 7-15 3-4 21, Hield 2-9 0-0 5, Cunningham 2-6 0-0 4, Motiejunas 0-7 1-2 1, Ajinca 0-0 0-0 0, Galloway 0-6 1-1 1, Moore 2-5 0-0 5, Evans 10-15 7-7 29. Totals 38-90 17-25 104. BROOKLYN (95) Booker 4-9 0-2 8, Lopez 9-18 1-2 20, Whitehead 2-7 0-0 4, Bogdanovic 4-11 0-0 10, Harris 6-10 1-2 15, Hamilton 3-9 0-0 6, Dinwiddie 0-5 0-0 0, LeVert 4-8 1-2 10, Hollis-Jefferson 2-8 0-0 4, Kilpatrick 6-12 3-3 18. Totals 40-97 6-11 95. New Orleans 35 16 22 31 — 104 Brooklyn 31 26 22 16 — 95

In the crowd was former FSHS state champion Jack Ziegler, who owns the 50 freestyle record in 20.78. “What I love is that he’s very humble, but very motivated and has a lot of drive,” McDonald said of Portela. Along with Portela’s record day, Evan Yoder (200 freestyle and 100 butterfly), Eskilson (200 individual medley and 100 freestyle), Chad Anderson (500 freestyle), Chad Bourdon (diving) and all three relays won events. Free State’s Matthew Wilkus, Corey SchultzBever, Aidan Goertz and Sydney Lin contributed

to wins in relays. “Overall, oh my gosh, we had great performances today,” McDonald said. “The guys are really motivated. They’ve been working hard.” For the team’s seniors, it was an opportunity to compete in events that they don’t usually swim and have fun in their final home meet, not including the Sunflower League meet. “I’m just proud of them,” McDonald said. “I’m just so lucky to have that group. I think they are really good friends, they are really close, so they support each other and encourage each other.”

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have friendly competition in between my teammates.” Portela, signed to swim at Minnesota where his two older siblings swam, owns seven of the school’s 11 swimming records. He attempted to break another record in the 50 freestyle, but fell a little short in his first-place finish in 20.99 seconds, which nearly tied his own personal-best. He said he was “really pleased” with his time and would love another crack at the record.

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Eighth grade boys

Thursday at West A Game SOUTHWEST 34, WEST 21 West scoring: Kris Daniels 15, Joey Wood 3, Gage Callaghan 2, Thailan Simpson 1 SW scoring: Miles Branch 14, Cole Wheeler 7, Zach Bloch 4, Alec Wilson 4, Justin Hicks 3, Kaleb Sarver 2. SW record: 2-1. Next for SW: Tuesday vs. Patton. West record: 1-1. SW record: 2-1. Next for West: Wednesday at Central. Next for SW: Tuesday vs. Patton. B game SOUTHWEST 27, WEST 17 West scoring: Matthew Gabriel 4, Ian Shire 3, Mason Georgie 3, Sun Rolf 3. SW scoring: Jason Brown 4, Nate Pilakowski 4, Jackson Dooley 4, Zach Goertzen 3, Charlie Elsten 2, Noah Mitchell 2, Austin Dixon 2, Joe Leuschen 2, Alec Wilson 2, Lucas Mullins 1. West record: 1-1. Next for West: Wednesday at Central. Thursday SOUTH 58, TURNER 18 South highlights: Isaiah Mayo 27 points, 4 rebounds; Cole Mondi 4 points, 4 rebounds; Karson Green 6 points, 8 rebounds; Stavian Jones 6 points, 5 rebounds; D’marion Proctor 3 points, 8 rebounds. South record: 4-0. Next for South: Tuesday at Tonganoxie. SOUTH-B 50, TURNER 8 South-B highlights: John Green 11 points; Ryan Wampler 7 points, 2 rebounds; James Tolbert 6 points; Josen Shepard 11 points, 11 rebounds. South-B record: 3-0.

Freshman

Thursday at Free State OLATHE NORTHWEST 45, FREE STATE 44 FSHS scoring: Tate Fanshier 17, Cohen Honeywell 10, Olin Yoder 12, Lovette Epelle 4, Kwame Britwum 1. FSHS record: 4-2. Next for FSHS: Jan. 20 vs. St. James in BV West tournament.

Thursday at Indoor Aquatic Center

Team scores: Free State 496, Washburn Rural 319, Turner 235, Bonner Springs 192, Sumner/ Washington 68.

FSHS results 200 medley relay — 1. Jordan Portela, Corey Schultz-Bever, Matthew Wilkus, Evan Yoder, 1:40.72; 3. Jake Viscomi, Sydney Lin, John Loos, Cameron Hodge, 1:49.79; 8. Trenton Hartman, Ben Aldridge, Finneas Nesbitt-Daly, Adam Ziegler, 2:02.32; 10. David Stuart, Jadon Ballinger, Eugene Galvez, Atticus VonHolton, 2:06.89; 12. Miles Kingsley, Giovanni Booth, Jack Kelsey, Declan Forth, 2:17.57. 200 freestyle — 1. Evan Yoder, 1:46.70; 3. Chad Anderson, 2:00.12; 6. Trenton Hartman, 2:17.57; 7. Ethan Perrins, 2:24.77; 9. Nicholas Burket, 2:31.97; 12. James Morton, 2:35.97. 200 individual medley — 1. Evan Eskilson, 2:01.08; 2. Jake Viscomi, 2:19.99; 3. John Loos, 2:23.32; 50 freestyle —1. Jordan Portela, 20.99; 3. Aidan Goertz, 23.55; 6. Corey Schultz-Bever, 24.09; 7. Cameron Hodge, 24.22; 8. Dean Stuart, 24.75; 13. Adam Ziegler, 25.58; 14. Eugene Galvez, 25.83; 20. Atticus VonHolton, 27.02; 23. Ethan Perrins, 27.40; 24. David Stuart, 27.42; 26. Giovanni Booth, 27.75; 31. Jack Kelsey, 28.71; 36. Declan Forth, 29.44; 37. Kyler Ruby, 29.60; 40. Clayton Whitney, 29.72; 41. James Morton, 30.19; 49. Dylan Crawford, 32.45; 54. Ethan Cooper, 33.19. One-meter diving — 1. Chad Bourdon, 271.00; 3. Skylar Eklund, 218.30; 6. Bahij Chanine, 154.95. 100 butterfly — 1. Evan Yoder, 53.30; 5. Matthew Wilkus, 59.70; 9. Finneas Nesbitt-Daly, 1:07.03. 100 freestyle — 1. Evan Eskilson, 49.25; 2. Aidan Goertz, 51.73; 3. Sydney Lin, 54.51; 6. Dean Stuart, 55.74; 7. Jadon Ballinger, 59.00; 11. Atticus VonHolton, 1:02.96; 15. Giovanni Booth, 1:08.64; 17. Declan Forth, 1:10.56; 20. Dylan Crawford, 1:15.20; 21. Aaron Guo, 1:16.73; 23. Ethan Cooper, 1:22.10. 500 freestyle — 1. Chad Anderson, 5:23.30; 4. Ben Aldridge, 5:51.28; 6. Miles Kingsley, 6:45.35. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Aidan Goertz, Evan Eskilson, Sydney Lin, Corey Schultz-Bever, 1:32.95; 4. Chad Anderson, Cameron Hodge, Dean Stuart, Matthew Wilkus, 1:40.71; 6. Adam Ziegler, Jadon Ballinger, Ethan Perrins, Finneas Nesbitt-Daly, 1:48.09; 9. Giovanni Booth, Nicholas Burket, Skylar Eklund, Jack Kelsey, 1:55.73; 12. Miles Kingsley, James Morton, Chad Bourdon, Atticus VonHolton, 1:57.76; 15. Ethan Cooper, Dylan Crawford, Aaron Guo, Clayton Whitney, 2:09.75. 100 backstroke — 1. Jordan Portela, 51.57; 4. Jake Viscomi, 1:03.26; 5. John Loos, 1:04.81; 9. Finneas Nesbitt-Daly, 1:11.70; 13. Trenton Hartman, 1:13.94; 16. David Stuart, 1:19.87; 18. Miles Kingsley, 1:29.16; 21. Nicholas Burket,

1:33.55. 100 breaststroke — 2. Corey SchultzBever, 1:03.93; 4. Matthew Wilkus, 1:08.79; 5. Sydney Lin, 1:09.06; 7. Ben Aldridge, 1:12.84; 10. Cameron Hodge, 1:15.72; 12. Jadon Ballinger, 1:19.27; 14. Jack Kelsey, 1:24.79; 16. Aaron Guo, 1:30.42; 17. Clayton Whitney, 1:32.31. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Evan Eskilson, Aidan Goertz, Evan Yoder, Jordan Portela, 3:19.88; 3. Jake Viscomi, Adam Ziegler, Dean Stuart, Chad Anderson, 3:47.36; 5. John Loos, David Stuart, Ethan Perrins, Ben Aldridge, 4:02.61.

Sony Open Scores

Thursday At Waialae Country Club Honolulu Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,044; Par 70 (35-35) First Round a-denotes amateur Justin Thomas 30-29—59 Hudson Swafford 29-33—62 Rory Sabbatini 30-33—63 Russell Henley 32-32—64 Russell Knox 33-31—64 Gary Woodland 34-30—64 Tony Finau 32-32—64 Cameron Smith 31-33—64 Jamie Lovemark 31-33—64 Billy Hurley III 33-31—64 Shawn Stefani 32-32—64 Richy Werenski 32-33—65 Jason Dufner 33-32—65 Vijay Singh 34-31—65 Daniel Berger 33-32—65 Jordan Spieth 33-32—65 Jon Curran 33-32—65 Michael Thompson 32-33—65 Charles Howell III 33-32—65 Satoshi Kodaira 30-35—65 Sean O’Hair 32-34—66 Will MacKenzie 34-32—66 Soren Kjeldsen 34-32—66 Stewart Cink 32-34—66 Jim Herman 32-34—66 Brian Stuard 34-32—66 Jason Bohn 34-32—66 Boo Weekley 33-33—66 Ryan Palmer 34-32—66 Daniel Summerhays 34-32—66 Brian Harman 34-32—66 Ollie Schniederjans 33-33—66 Ben Martin 35-31—66 Webb Simpson 32-34—66 Justin Rose 34-32—66 Hideki Matsuyama 32-34—66 Scott Piercy 33-33—66 Michael Kim 35-32—67 Kevin Na 35-32—67 Y.E. Yang 35-32—67 Bill Haas 34-33—67 Hideto Tanihara 34-33—67

BRIEFLY Veritas girls edge Faith Christian, 42-37 Veritas Christian’s girls basketball team grinded out a 42-37 road victory over Faith Christian on Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.

The Eagles (6-2) were playing without three players, but an 18-point first quarter gave them plenty of momentum. Tori Huslig led with 22 points. “Thought the start we had helped us, and it was good to see after our loss on Tuesday that we were

able to shake that off and play well from the opening tip,” Veritas coach Kevin Shelton said.

Veritas 18 6 8 10 — 42 FCA 7 16 8 3 — 37 Veritas — Tori Huslig 22, Delaeny Shelton 2, Katie Hammer 2, Merav Edmondson 6, Alyssa Krestan 8, Titi Shepherd 2. FCA — McFarland 7, Langford 17, Hendricks 3, Weidmeier 4, Asher 5, Rasmussen 1.

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