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BUDGET DIRECTOR SHAWN SULLIVAN OUTLINES GOV. SAM BROWNBACK’S BUDGET PLAN during a packed joint committee hearing of the House tax and budget committees Wednesday.

Budget plan would tap one-time sources LLC loophole would stay; critics call proposal ‘delusional’ By Peter Hancock phancock@ljworld.com

Topeka — Gov. Sam Brownback offered his longawaited plan Wednesday for digging the state out of its budget hole, suggesting the state should borrow from its idle funds and use other onetime sources of money to get through the final two years of his administration — a plan that critics blasted as “delusional” and irrespon- Brownback sible. The plan also calls for raising some taxes, particularly “sin taxes” on cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol, but does not include repealing the so-called LLC loophole that

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diate $340 million revenue shortfall for the remaining six months of the current fiscal year. That means, in order to finish the year with any amount of ending balance in the general fund, they must cut $340 million in spending, or find that much in new revenue, or do a combination of both. Brownback’s plan depends largely on using a one-time source of money that has rarely, if ever, been used in Kansas, borrowing out of state idle funds accounts and paying it back over seven years. Brownback is asking to borrow $317 million in idle funds, typically fee-generated money held by various agencies and managed by the

The governor is delusional if he thinks somehow we’re going to raise all these taxes again on working people and not touch those 330,000 business owners.”

— Rep. Tom Sawyer, D-Wichita

exempts more than 330,000 farmers and business owners from state income taxes altogether. Republican leaders in the Legislature said it might form a “baseline” for the final budget that lawmakers pass, but Democrats called it “delusional” because they say it does not address the state’s long-term financial problems. “There are some avenues that we’re probably going to be able to use as a groundwork for the budget that we’re going to craft,” said Rep. Troy Waymaster, RBunker Hill, who chairs the

House budget committee. “There are some pieces that I just don’t think this body would be willing to entertain.” Rep. Tom Sawyer, DWichita, the ranking minority member on the House tax committee, was more blunt. “The governor is delusional if he thinks somehow we’re going to raise all these taxes again on working people and not touch those 330,000 business owners,” Sawyer said.

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Diverse coalition rallies for ‘People’s Agenda’ Topeka — The Capitol rotunda in Topeka was packed and loud Wednesday as a diverse group of liberal and progressive organizations banded together to advance what they called a “Kansas People’s Agenda.” The list of causes includes, but is not limited to: environmental justice; health care access for all; LGBT rights; immigrant rights; “responsible” gun policy; and anti-corruption reform, just to name a few.

Douglas County government is asking the Kansas Legislature to be a partner in the county’s ongoing efforts to improve community mental health and to reform its criminal justice system. The requests are included in Douglas County’s 2017 legisCOUNTY lative report, COMMISSION which Douglas County com- Inside: missioners de- Gaughan veloped with chosen as input from commiscounty depart- sion’s chair. ment heads 2A and the county administrator. The report, which was written before Michelle Derusseau was sworn in Monday to the County Commission, makes a number of requests for increased state funding going toward such things as local health departments and the expansion of Medicaid. It also calls for the Legislature to forego meddling in local control matters like easement management.

groups that don’t always have a lot in common. The issues have been around the Statehouse for years and, in some cases, decades. And what typically happens in a conservative state like Kansas is that whenever a bill comes up dealing with only one of those issues — say, a bill scaling back clean air requirements on coal-fired Peter Hancock/Journal-World Photo power plants — only HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE RALLY IN THE STATEHOUSE the environmental ROTUNDA in support of a “Kansas People’s Agenda” advocates show up. calling for social and environmental justice, civil rights > COALITION, 2A and other progressive causes.

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He also proposes cashing in about $45 million in interest the state has earned on investments from the unclaimed property fund and collecting another $27 million in accrued interest on other PMIB investments and the sale of the Kansas Bioscience Authority. Additionally, he proposes freezing state payments into the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System at their 2016 levels, saving $86 million for the general fund. That adds up to $475 million in additional revenue and reduced costs. But that would be offset by some additional expenditures, mainly related to formula-driven costs in Medicaid and K-12 school funding. If the Legislature accepts that plan, it would leave the state with an ending balance of $99.6 million on June 30.

Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 Brownback’s plan for the next two years, the final two years of his administration, calls for gradually rebuilding the state’s ending balances, but that plan also relies heavily on one-time sources of funding, coupled with some modest tax increases. Chief among the onetime funding sources would be to sell off the state’s future tobacco settlement payments in exchange for a lump-sum payment of about $530 million, which would be spread out over both years. It also calls for continuing to siphon money out of the state highway fund: $288 million next year and $293 million the year

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Advocates for LGBT rights, child welfare and education funding are usually not present, as such. Rabbi Moti Rieber, a Lawrence activist who lobbies on environmental issues, called it an example of “fusion” politics — bringing diverse groups together under one umbrella, mainly for

BRIEFLY Gaughan elected commission chair The new Douglas County Commission elected 1st District Commissioner Mike Gaughan as 2017 chairman Wednesday at its annual reorganization meeting. A new chairman was assured with the departure of 2016 chairman Jim Flory, who chose not to run for a third term on the commission. His successor, 3rd District Commissioner Michelle Derusseau, joined 2nd District Commissioner Nancy Thellman in voting for Gaughan. She then voted with the new chairman to elect Thellman as vice chair. Douglas County Clerk’s Office records show Derusseau and Thellman are rarities as female commissioners. The most recent women to serve as commissioners before them were Beverly Bradley, who represented the 3rd District from 1977 to 1985, and Nancy Hiebert, who represented the 1st District from 1983 to 1993. Moving on to the short agenda, commissioners approved the participation costs of $1.45 per linear foot and a $60 administrative fee for rural residents wanting dust-control chemicals applied to gravel roads in front of homes. Douglas County Public Works Director Keith Browning said the charge was increased 5 cents from 2016 to cover an increase in material costs.

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Tax increases Brownback also is proposing what he called “modest, targeted” revenue increases, although he remained adamant in defending the business tax cuts he championed in 2012, which is estimated to cost the state about $250 million a year. One proposal would reimpose taxes on one form of nonwage business income, known as “passive” income, derived from rents and royalties received by people who are

Public and legislative reaction As lawmakers were being briefed on the budget plan, hundreds of people from a diverse set of liberal and progressive interest groups were rallying in the Statehouse rotunda, with many of them focusing on the state’s conservative budget policies of the last several years. “Our state’s disastrous deficit is not first and foremost evidence of failed fiscal policies. It is evidence of something far more perilous, evidence of a moral deficit,” said the Rev. Tobias Schlingensiepen, head of the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice and an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Congress in 2012. The rally brought together a wide range of interest groups that included advocates for education, health care and children’s programs — along with those interested in environmental issues, racial equality and LGBT rights, among others — uniting behind what they called a

“Kansas People’s Agenda” that would be starkly different from the socially and fiscally conservative agenda that has dominated the Legislature during the Brownback administration. Other groups also responded directly to Brownback’s budget plan, including Duane Goossen, a former budget director under Govs. Bill Graves and Kathleen Sebelius, who is now a senior fellow at the Kansas Center for Economic Growth. “Borrowing a lot of money, selling important assets, further de-funding roads and bridges, and canceling payments to our state retirement system are all temporary stopgaps that we’ve tried and failed before,” he said in a news release. “This is the 10th budget crisis Kansas has faced since the Governor’s tax plan took effect, and the budget offered today will all but ensure an 11th.” Meanwhile, within the House and Senate, where Democrats and moderate Republicans made big gains in the 2016 elections, reaction to Brownback’s budget plan ranged from a “wait-and-see attitude” to open hostility. “It is shocking how disconnected this governor is to reality,” said House Democratic Leader Jim Ward, of Wichita. “He raises taxes by almost $400 million and still continues to allow 330,000 people to pay nothing. It’s just totally disconnected from reality. “ Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, of Topeka, said the plan is designed only to get the state through the end of Brownback’s term in January 2019, and that it would leave the state with huge bills to pay after he is gone. “This guy is the most irresponsible governor and leader I’ve ever seen, in terms of leading our state,

and I have served with eight different governors, Democrats and Republicans,” Hensley said. “I had my problems with (former Gov.) Mike Hayden (19871991), but right now, Mike Hayden’s looking pretty good to me.” Waymaster said there are parts of the governor’s plan that might pass the Legislature, including the idea of borrowing $317 million from idle funds this year. But he said it is unlikely that lawmakers will go along with the plan to cash out the state’s future tobacco settlement payments. In addition, he said that he believes lawmakers will not go along with Brownback’s proposed tax increases without at least considering repeal of the so-called LLC exemption. “A lot of members were probably elected mainly on that point, and they would like to have a vote to see if we can reinstate the income tax on LLCs and other businesses that currently aren’t paying income taxes,” he said. Senate Vice President Jeff Longbine, R-Emporia, was skeptical that Brownback’s plan did not appear to offer a long-term solution to the state’s financial problems. “At first blush, it looks like there’s some of it that’s kicking the can down the road,” he said. “I’d much rather face the music and structurally fix the problem.” Longbine was less optimistic than Waymaster that borrowing from idle funds would pass the Legislature, but he said most senators, like most House members, will insist on voting to repeal the LLC exemption. “I think that’s a vote that a majority of our caucus wants,” Longbine said.

the purpose of opposing a common foe, which in this case is presumably Gov. Sam Brownback and the socially conservative Legislature that has dominated the Statehouse for the past six years. Fusion politics has been around for some time, and it has taken many forms over the years, but it would seem that the phrase is just now coming back into vogue. A 2005 article in the magazine The Nation described how it works

in New York State, where there are more than two major parties, and candidates for state and local office can run under multiple party banners at one time. In that way, a minor party like the Working Families Party in New York can curry favor with both of the major parties while also maintaining a core base of support of its own. Although fusion politics today tends to be linked with liberal and progressive causes, it can

also be used just as effectively from the right. In fact, last year at the Kansas Statehouse, a crowd that dwarfed the Kansas People’s Agenda rally in terms of size rallied in favor of so-called “religious freedom” legislation. It was made up of people from a wide range of religious faiths — although probably not as diverse as the People’s Agenda crowd — whose main theme was to push back against same-sex marriage and anti-discrimination laws that they

viewed as a threat to their core religious beliefs. But as in any other kind of political mobilizing activity, the success of the movement will not be measured by the number of people organizers can bring together for a one-day event. The measure will be how many they can bring out to the polls on Election Day.

after that. In addition, Brownback’s plan would extend the freeze on KPERS payments for both years. Brownback also is proposing to save money in future K-12 education costs by putting all public school teachers and staff into a single, state-run health insurance plan. Currently, those benefit packages are negotiated separately by each school district and its teachers union. Meanwhile, there would be no increase in base K-12 education funding, and for higher education there is no provision to restore the 4 percent cut in base funding the governor ordered last year, which resulted in a $10 million funding cut for the University of Kansas’ Lawrence and Medical Center campuses. The plan does, however, call for restoring the 4 perent cut in Medicaid provider reimbursement rates that were also part of the allotment cuts that Brownback ordered last year. The plan would also continue to freeze state KPERS payments at the 2016 level, and the $92.6 million payment that was delayed at the end of the last fiscal year would not be repaid as originally planned. Instead, it would be added to the pension system’s unfunded liability.

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But it makes multiple requests for additional mental health funding, as well, and asks for measures that would help reduce the incarceration rate at the Douglas County Jail. County Commissioner Mike Gaughan said a shakeup in the composition of the Legislature after recent elections influenced the county’s legislative agenda. The county’s top priority is that a now more moderate Legislature will address the state’s budget shortfall, he said. “We’re hopeful this is a Legislature we can work with,” he said. “We have a long list of requests, but at the top is for the Legislature to get its own house in order and truly address the state’s budget gaps.” Some of the county’s requests were rewritten from past years’ legislative reports, but new this year is a request that the Legislature exempt community mental health spending from tax lid consideration, said Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug. In the view of Douglas County Commissioner Nancy Thellman it’s only right that the Legislature give the county the ability to determine how much it

not directly involved in a business operation. That would generate an estimated $40 million a year. Other tax proposals include: l Freezing the bottom income tax rate at 2.7 percent, instead of allowing it to drop as scheduled a tenth of a point next year. l Increasing the annual report filing fees on forprofit entities from $40 to $200. l Raising cigarette taxes by $1 a pack. l Doubling the tax on other tobacco products to 20 percent. l And doubling the liquor enforcement tax to 16 percent. All told, those taxes would raise an estimated $179 million next year and $199 million the year after.

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We’re hopeful this is a Legislature we can work with. We have a long list of requests, but at the top is for the Legislature to get its own house in order and truly address the state’s budget gaps.”

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should spend on community mental health because of the state’s drastic cuts to mental health spending and statements by state officials that mental health services were best provided at the local level. In July, county commissioners approved an additional $158,000 in the 2017 budget for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. Commissioners will be hard pressed to take such an action when they craft the 2018 budget because of tax lid legislation the Legislature passed last year that prevents local governments, absent voter approval, from increasing spending in annual budgets by more than the rate of inflation, except for exempt items like law enforcement needs. Thellman said the county would like to see the state solve its budgetary and fiscal problems so that it could restore mental health funding and beds at state hospitals. “Short of that, we’re asking the state not to tie our hands,” she said. “The tax lid legislation understands law enforcement

is a critical and necessary public need. We’re saying mental health should be looked at the same way.” The legislative report also makes multiple requests that the state increase mental health spending, noting that the lack of support for crucial programs and beds in state hospitals contributes to those with mental health issues landing in jail.

Mandatory sentencing Again this year, the county is asking the Legislature to revisit laws that establish mandatory sentences, which give judges little flexibility. The laws have lengthened sentence times and have contributed to increasing incarceration rates in Kansas prisons and county jails to rates higher than those in many other states, the report states. The county is also requesting that the state better fund district courts. That, too, would decrease incarceration rates as inmates would serve less time in jail awaiting trials, the report states. One pre-emptive item asks that the Legislature

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not look to the counties to help solve state prison overcrowding by sending state correctional inmates to county jails. Also new to the 2017 report are requests specific to the western leg of Kansas Highway 10, which the county wants expanded to four lanes “as swiftly as possible.” The county requests that any new K-10/ Interstate 70 interchange constructed with the west leg expansion provide a link to County Route 438 (Farmer’s Turnpike). The county is also asking the state to build a new K-10 interchange near Wakarusa Drive before the west leg is expanded to four lanes. The reports state the county is ready to partner with the state in extending a road south of the interchange to County Route 458. The complete legislative report can be found at douglascountyks.org.

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How would $87M bond issue affect property taxes? By Joanna Hlavacek

Owners of a $200K home would pay an extra $55 per year

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If voters decide to approve the Lawrence school district’s $87 million bond issue this spring, they’ll likely see a mill levy increase of 2.4 mills, district officials estimate. That bump equates to an approximate $55 tax increase per year for the owner of a $200,000 home. The Lawrence school board on Monday voted unanimous-

ly to authorize and call for a May election of the 2017 bond issue, which aims to transform Lawrence’s secondary schools into “21st century learning environments” comparable to those funded by a 2013 bond issue for the district’s elementary schools, Superintendent Kyle Hayden

told the Journal-World. “It’s really about creating a learning culture in Lawrence Public Schools that supports personalized learning and includes an opportunity for all our students to learn in spaces that are more optimal to their student engagement, to be able to create and innovate and

collaborate with each other,” Hayden said of the proposed improvements at Lawrence’s middle and high schools. “It’s very much impacting the ‘learning everywhere’ concept. The second component, I think, is the equity across all of our facilities.” The district aimed for “equi-

City resolves to help fund animal shelter By Rochelle Valverde rvalverde@ljworld.com

Plans are in motion for the city to help fund the construction of a new multimillion-dollar animal shelter. As part of the consent agenda of their last regular meeting, city commissioners approved a first step toward backing the project: a resolution of intent to issue $5 million in bonds to fund a grant and a loan for the project. There will be several additional steps before any bonds are issued, and city officials say the resolution essentially lets city and Lawrence Humane Society staff move forward as they make plans for the project. “Informally, it kind of gives staff the go-ahead,” said the city’s finance director, Bryan Kidney. “Like, ‘OK, the commission intends to do this, so let’s work toward coming up with some kind of solution that works.’” City ordinance requires that stray animals be impounded, and funding the construction of a new animal shelter was first discussed last summer as part of the city’s five-year capital improvement plan. As currently laid out, the $5 million bond issue would provide a $2.5 million grant and a $2.5 million loan for the project. Those figures, as well as the structure of the financing agreement between the city and the shelter, would even-

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— Kate Meghji, Lawrence Humane Society executive director

tually need to be approved by the commission, Kidney said. The $7.5 million facility will replace the Humane Society’s current building in eastern Lawrence. Plans call for the approximately 22,000-square-foot facility to have an expanded medical clinic and better isolation rooms for sick animals, which shelter leaders have said will allow them to more effectively treat the animals. As the shelter and its donors will be paying for the majority of the facility, the potential bond issue is also contingent on donations raised by the Humane Society, which is a nonprofit organization. Kidney said that once Humane Society leaders raise $2.5 million, the process will be able to move forward. “That is the big trigger,” Kidney said. “… My recommendation is that we would have that $2.5 million in the bank before the city would proceed with anything.”

Humane Society Executive Director Kate Meghji said that the shelter has raised about half of the $2.5 million. Meghji said those funds — as well as additional amounts in pledges to contribute funds over a period of time — were gathered in what she called the “quiet phase” of the effort. “For the last year-plus, we’ve been working on soliciting our larger gifts, our really big donors,” Meghji said. “And then starting in March, it’ll be a community fundraising event, so we’ll be asking everybody to donate.” Meghji said the Humane Society plans to launch a fundraising campaign in the spring, likely in March, that will allow members of the public to make donations and pledges. At that time, renderings and other details of the facility will also be provided, she said. Meghji said the timeline for the project is dependent on those fundraising efforts. “It all depends on when we hit that $2.5 million cash,” she said. “So, we would like for that to happen as soon as possible, obviously, but it really depends on how the next couple of months of fundraising go.” Kidney said the next step on the city’s end will be coming up with the structure of the financing agreement. The agreement would eventually be reviewed and voted on by the City Commission.

ty,” he said, in its 2013 bond issue, which totaled $92.5 million in renovations meant to modernize Lawrence’s elementary schools. “Now,” Hayden added, “it’s that next step for secondary schools,” in particular, the aging Lawrence High School.

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$100K gift to KU to boost nursing, Spencer and Dole By Sara Shepherd sshepherd@ljworld.com

An estate gift from the late University of Kansas alumna Marynell Reece will boost three areas of KU to which she had ties: nursing, art and politics. Reece’s $100,000 estate gift was announced Wednesday by KU Endowment. Money will be used to fund the Nelle T. Dyatt Nursing Scholarship, named for Reece’s mother, who was one of four students in the School of Nursing’s inaugural graduating class in 1909. The gift also will fund the Marynell Dyatt Reece Spencer Museum Fund. One of Reece’s four daughters, Saralyn Reece Hardy, is director of the museum. Thirdly, the donation provides an unrestricted gift to KU’s Dole

Institute of Politics. Reece was born in Kanorado and studied journalism at KU, graduating in 1942. She lived in Scandia and was known for community and political involvement, including a term as vice chairwoman of the Republican National Committee for Kansas. Elected in 1980, she was one of the first women to serve on the KU Endowment Board of Trustees and continued involvement with KU throughout her life. Reece died in July 2016, at age 96. Her husband, Bill Reece, died in 2008. Donors have given additional gifts in the couple’s memory to fund the H.W. (Bill) and Marynell D. Reece Memorial Plaza landscaping project at the newly renovated Spencer Museum, according to KU Endowment.

Man accused of messaging sexual fantasies about 8-year-old By Conrad Swanson cswanson@ljworld.com

A Tecumseh man is facing criminal charges after he was accused of sending a mother online messages about sexual fantasies he had about her 8-year-old daughter. Naaman Lee Schecher, 20, was arrested by Lawrence police officers Dec. 29 in Topeka, according to Douglas County Jail booking logs. He faces a single felony charge of criminal

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rate than any of the other major retail markets in Kansas. Well, cities across the state have received from the state their final sales tax check of 2016, and Lawrence has retained that distinction. Lawrence finished 2016 with sales tax revenues growing by 5.5 percent, compared with 2015 totals. When you combine sales and use taxes (use taxes are the tax you pay when you buy something online and the retailer doesn’t charge you a sales tax) the city’s total collections grew by 6.4 percent. That’s not a record year, but it is close to it. Here’s a look at the growth rates from recent years and the total amount of sales and use taxes received by the city: l 2016: up 6.4 percent to $27.3 million l 2015: up 4.4 percent to $25.7 million l 2014: up 5.5 percent to $24.6 million l 2013: up 1.9 percent to $23.3 million l 2012: up 5 percent to $22.9 million The 2016 growth rate ended up being the best

solicitation in Douglas County. Schecher was released from jail on Dec. 30 after he posted a $25,000 bond, booking logs show. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kristen Dymacek declined to release Schecher’s booking photo to the public, saying that is “not required to be disclosed under the Kansas Open Records Act.” In November, the Lawrence Police Department received a report from a woman who said

since 1998, when sales tax collections grew by 8.5 percent. Those were good times for Lawrence’s retail scene. But it may surprise people that this last five-year period has been every bit as good. Lawrence’s sales tax collections from 2011 to 2016 have grown by 23 percent. From 1997 to 2002, they grew by 21 percent. In 2016, Lawrence definitely didn’t have anything to complain about on the sales tax front. Here’s a look at how Lawrence performed compared with the other major retail communities in the state: l Lawrence: up 5.5 percent l Olathe: up 3.6 percent l Topeka: up 3.3 percent l Overland Park: up 2.7 percent l Manhattan: up 1.8 percent l Johnson County: up 1.8 percent l Kansas City: up 1.7 percent l Sedgwick County: up 1.1 percent l Lenexa: down 2.5 percent For what it’s worth, it also appears sales tax collections strengthened as the year went along. For example, when I reported on sales tax collections in

Schecher had been sending her inappropriate messages regarding her 8-year-old daughter, according to an arrest affidavit filed in Douglas County District Court. An arrest affidavit is a document filed by police explaining the grounds for an arrest. Allegations within an arrest affidavit must be proved in court. The mother showed police saved messages on Facebook from Schecher that described

April, Lawrence had posted just a 2.9 percent increase, and Topeka, Johnson County and Overland Park all were in negative territory. All those communities have seen significant growth in sales tax collections since then. As to why Lawrence had such good sales tax numbers, 2016 was the year Menards opened its large home improvement store in south Lawrence. City reports note that sales tax collections on building materials sold in Lawrence were up 24 percent compared with 2015. Sales tax collections on vehicles and car parts sold in Lawrence were up 9 percent. And sales tax collections on grocery items were up 5 percent. The building materials number is the most interesting. It is not definitive proof that the Menards store is causing people to keep more of their dollars in Lawrence, but that is what it suggests. If the city wants to study something else, a good topic would be how much money Lawrence residents spend outside the city, and whether developments such as Menards and Dick’s Sporting Goods have helped lessen that number. You would think city commissioners would

his sexual fantasies about her and her daughter, the affidavit says; Schecher also mentioned drugs and threatened to kill himself if the woman shared the messages. Using a search warrant, police examined Schecher’s Facebook account, which “shows deleted messages to (the mother) at the times and dates consistent with the messages on her account,” the affidavit says. Schecher is scheduled to

want to have that information before they decide whether to reject new shopping center developments, like the proposal south of the SLT and Iowa Street interchange, which is now the subject of a lawsuit. lll

Now that we have year-end numbers, it also is interesting to look at just how much business the largest retail markets in the state did in 2016. l Johnson County (Home to Overland Park, et al): $11.44 billion l Sedgwick County (Home to Wichita): $9.01 billion l Shawnee County (Home to Topeka): $2.94 billion l Wyandotte County (Home to Kansas City): $2.59 billion l Douglas County: $1.71 billion l Manhattan (Manhattan is in two counties so I used the city totals instead of trying to combine the two county totals): $1.12 billion l Saline County (Home to Salina): $1.11 billion l Reno County (Home to Hutchinson): $947.73 million l Leavenworth County: $685.85 million l Finney County

appear in court on Friday for a bond appearance. Criminal solicitation is a Class 6 felony, according to the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines. If convicted, Schecher could face a maximum sentence of 46 months in prison, depending on his criminal history. — Public safety reporter Conrad Swanson can be reached at 832-7284. Follow him on Twitter: @Conrad_Swanson

l Shawnee County: $16,449 per capita l Wyandotte County: $15,853 per capita l Manhattan: $14,884 per capita l Reno County: $14,873 per capita l Douglas County: $14,485 per capita l Lyon County: $13,959 per capita l Geary County: $11,540 per capita lll l Leavenworth CounAnd here’s a look at ty: $8,647 per capita per capita spending levels Lawrence obviously in the large counties. finishes in the lower half A county like Johnson of that list. Some people County should have a lot would argue Lawrence is more retail sales than one destined to always be low like Douglas County, if on that list because we are for no other reason than it too close to major shopping has a lot more people. The districts in Johnson County per capita numbers give and Topeka. Others argue you an idea of how well a that Lawrence could move market is doing in terms up the list if it allowed of pulling in outside resimore shopping developdents to shop, and they ments to occur. also may give you an idea That argument is likely of whether residents have to continue. One thing that more disposable income is a little more concrete: to spend. State numbers show that l Ellis County: $21,430 out of the 93 Kansas counper capita ties that have a local sales l Saline County: tax, 56 of them saw their $19,931 per capita sales tax totals decline l Johnson County: in 2016. Douglas County $19,718 per capita ought to be pleased that it is l Finney County: not among them. $18,320 per capita l Sedgwick County: — This is an excerpt from Chad Lawhorn’s Town Talk $17,612 per capita column, which appears on l Ford County: $16,660 LJWorld.com. per capita

(Home to Garden City): $673.75 million l Ellis County (Home to Hays): $622.11 million l Ford County (Home to Dodge City): $575.84 million l Lyon County (Home to Emporia): $465.41 million l Geary County (Home to Junction City): $427.35 million


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Governor failing Kansans Voters made clear they were unhappy with the state’s direction, yet Brownback continues on disastrous economic path.

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ov. Sam Brownback had the chance to rewrite the script this week. Instead, he offered a lackluster sequel to a governorship Kansans have already grown weary of. Brownback addressed the Legislature Tuesday during the State of the State speech. It was Brownback’s seventh such address, but it felt different from the previous six. Gone were dozens of Brownback’s legislative allies, ousted in the 2016 elections by voters clearly unhappy with the direction of state government. Facing a $983 million deficit, a lagging economy and the worst approval rating (26 percent) of any governor in America, the speech was Brownback’s chance to offer a new vision. It was the chance to show Kansas voters that he understood the frustration they expressed in November and that he was open to different approaches that might help pull the state out of its growing fiscal hole. It was an opportunity to eschew stubbornness in favor of compromise. Instead, Brownback did what he has always done: He doubled down on the policies he has long championed but that have yet to work. Brownback presides over a state whose economy ranks 41st out of 50, according to Business Insider. He presides over a state where job and income growth lag and where tax collections consistently have fallen short of expectations. He presides over a state that is in a billion-dollar hole and desperately needs an escape plan. But the Brownback of 2017 is as enamored of trickle-down tax policies as the governor who pushed them through in 2012 and 2013. He won’t back off the decision to eliminate state income taxes for more than 330,000 farmers and business owners. He continues to insist tax cuts produce job creation and motivate consumer spending and that if not for a rural recession and setbacks in the oil and gas and aviation industries, the Kansas economy would be riding high. With tax reform off the table, on Wednesday, the governor revealed his plan to fix the state budget. He called for continuing to “sweep” money out of the state highway fund into other parts of the budget and for selling the state’s tobacco settlement funds. He advocated borrowing $317 million out of state idle funds. He supported keeping K-12 funding flat, pooling all public school teachers into the same insurance and freezing contributions to the state’s pension fund. He pushed for a dental school for KU and a scholarship program for students who commit to teaching in rural areas. He challenged the state’s universities to develop four-year degree programs that cost less than $16,000 total. He offered no guidance on how the universities should fund those reduced-cost degrees. Most of the ideas Brownback presented have been pitched before. Many are shortterm, one-time fixes that don’t address the bigger problem of the growing gap between what the state spends and what it brings in. And Brownback offered no strategy for dealing with an anticipated Supreme Court order requiring the state to spend millions more on K-12 education. Brownback’s “stay-the-course” speech set a disappointing tone for the legislative session. Legislators from both parties have pledged to voters that they are open to doing whatever it takes to address the state’s budget woes, including tax reform. But such reform better have enough support for a veto override, because the governor made clear this week he plans to stay in the bed he made years ago, ignoring the many lumps that have developed.

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Ignore Trump’s words? Seriously? How about if we let Jesus answer Kellyanne Conway? Donald Trump’s indefatigable apologist was at it again Monday on CNN, defending her boss against, of all people, Meryl Streep. The 19-time Oscar nominee got under Trump’s famously thin skin with a speech at Sunday night’s Golden Globes.

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Sorry, but if the eyes are windows to the soul, then the mouth is its megaphone, and Trump has used his repeatedly and effectively to tell us what sort of person he is.”

In it, she chastised him for, among other things, mocking Serge F. Kovaleski, a New York Times reporter who has arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that causes abnormal muscle development and severely restricted joint movements. Trump, lying as is his wont, has frequently denied what he did, even though the proof is as near as a Google search. He denied it again while tweeting about Streep. Conway, appearing on CNN, took umbrage when anchor Chris Cuomo expressed skepticism. “Why don’t you believe him?” she asked. “Why is everything taken at face value? You can’t give

him the benefit of the doubt on this and he’s telling you what was in his heart? You always want to go by what’s come out of his mouth rather than look at what’s in his heart.” It bears repeating because even by the standards of Trump World, it’s a humdinger. Don’t listen to what the president-elect says, she says. Go by what’s in his heart. Jesus saw that one coming 2,000 years ago: “A good man,” he taught, “brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” For those of you playing along at home, that’s Luke 6:45, the Son of God calling BS on the son of Fred, and on Conway’s bizarre insistence that somehow people have — repeatedly — misread his intentions all these months. Sorry, but if the eyes are windows to the soul, then the mouth is its megaphone, and Trump has

used his repeatedly and effectively to tell us what sort of person he is. So it’s funny, but frankly also chilling, to see Conway scurrying around at this late date, in effect asking America to grade Donald Trump on a curve. Don’t go by what comes out of his mouth? Seriously? Seriously!? She does know this man is about to be president, right? She realizes, doesn’t she, that a president’s words can incite revolution? That they can move the stock market? That they can get people killed? Yet this woman thinks the problem with Trump’s diarrheal mouth is the fact that we listen to it. In other words, pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. Is that to be the message our ambassadors give our foreign friends — and foes — for the next four years? “Oh, don’t worry about it, Mr. Prime Minister. That’s just Donald. He’s just talkin’.” Yeah. That’s totally not ridiculous.

To hear Conway tell it, some combination of Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama has been hiding in plain sight all along, except that somehow, Trump’s unruly mouth failed to properly represent Trump’s saintly heart and it’s all your fault, anyway, for believing words and actions have meaning. The trouble is, inconvenient realities like this one insist on telling a different story. Indeed, the Kovaleski case is the whole tragedy of Donald Trump in microcosm: the scorn, the bullying, the pettiness, the lying, the self-delusion. In the face of that, Conway’s entreaty to disregard Trump’s mouth and look into Trump’s soul is beyond asinine. Sorry, but Jesus — big surprise — was right. “The mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Trump’s mouth has made it starkly clear what fills his heart. And, sadly, what does not. — Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald.

Academia may now be beyond satire Washington — The Chronicle of Higher Education, which is a window on the sometimes weird world of academia, recently revisited a hilarious intellectual hoax from 20 years ago. Reading the recollections of the perpetrator and of some who swallowed his gibberish is sobering. In 1996, Alan Sokal, a New York University physicist and self-described “academic leftist,” composed an essay that was a word salad of solemn academic jargon. He said he strove to be “especially egregious,” by maundering on about “the dialectical emphases” of “catastrophe theory” becoming a “concrete tool of progressive political praxis.” His essay’s gaudy title was: “Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity.” He sent it to the left-leaning “cultural studies” journal Social Text, which swooned, perhaps in part because Sokal larded his nonsense with political tropes that are catnip to lettered leftists — “emancipatory mathematics,” “demystify and democratize the production of scientific knowledge,” “the crisis of late-capitalist production relations.” Soon after Social Text published his faux scholarship, Sokal revealed in another journal, Lingua Franca, that it was a parody. This would have been obvious to anyone whose intelligence had not been anesthetized by the patois of “deconstructionist” and “poststructuralist” professors. They move on to Nietzsche’s assertion that there are no facts, only interpretations, which he wrote shortly before going mad

George Will

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This would have been obvious to anyone whose intelligence had not been anesthetized by the patois of ‘deconstructionist’ and ‘poststructuralist’ professors.”

at age 44. They begin with a few banalities: Science is influenced by political and social forces; literature is conditioned by the writers’ contexts. And they arrive at the doctrine that everything from science to sexuality is a “social construct” reflective of society’s power relations, and therefore everything is arbitrary and political. In Lingua Franca, Sokal wrote: “Anyone who believes that the laws of physics are mere social conventions is invited to try transgressing those conventions from the windows of my apartment. (I live on the twenty-first floor.)” The issue of Social Text containing Sokal’s prank included earnestly intended essays such as “Gender and Genitals: Constructs of Sex and Gender,” which said the “Western assumption that there are only two sexes” is being refuted by “a rainbow of gender” purged of “the binary male/female model.”

Sokal’s parody blended in. Today, Bruce Robbins, a Columbia University humanities professor who was a co-editor of Social Text, tells The Chronicle of Higher Education that Sokal’s essay appealed because he seemed to be a scientist “kind of on ‘our side.’” Robbins and another Social Text editor promptly claimed victim status, saying that “the deceptive means by which Sokal chose to make his point” will injure “the openness of intellectual inquiry.” Sokal’s point, however, was that intellectual inquiry in the humanities often is not open. The humanities, he today tells the Chronicle, had become a “subculture” that was “ingrained and selfreferential and mostly disdained critiques from outsiders, so that an ordinary type of intellectual critique was precluded.” Today, Robbins says Sokal was not unethical, but he should not have regarded those whom Social Text spoke for as “enemies.” Says Robbins, “I mean, there were epistemological differences, but so what?” So what? Epistemology is the field of philosophy concerning the theory of knowledge, of the methods of arriving at certainty. It concerns the distinction between mere unfounded opinion and well-grounded belief. Their “epistemological differences” were not simply wholesome “diversity.” The epistemology Sokal attacked precludes serious discussion of knowable realities. What Sokal exposed was — and remains — radical relativism that asserts the impossibility of serious science and scholarship. As Steven Weinberg, a

Nobel Prize-winning physicist at the University of Texas, sensibly tells the Chronicle: “We in science are not so naive that we think that science is done in a vacuum ... without being affected by the surrounding culture. We just think the final results that we’re aiming toward are culture-free.” Today, Sokal, who seems eager to make amends for his good deed, claims “a small amount of credit” for what he says is diminished ardor for radical epistemological relativism. But he says “the main credit” belongs to — wait for it — George W. Bush, who discredited “science bashing.” Sokal and kindred spirits — he seems to be safely back in the bubble — tell the Chronicle that the real problem is “antiintellectualism” off campus: “academic expertise” is under attack, “epistemological skepticism” by “the right” is abetting climate change, etc. Twenty years on, one lesson of Sokal’s hoax is that many educators are uneducable. Another is that although wonderful sendups have been written about academia (e.g., Randall Jarrell’s “Pictures from an Institution”), it now might be beyond satire. — George Will is a columnist for Washington Post Writers Group.

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The 1950s-era building would receive more than $40 million of the bond’s total budget, notably in enlarged classrooms, a modernized library and upgrades to mechanical, electrical, plumbing and roofing systems. Also on the roster are renovations to the school’s annex and auditorium, as well as its fine arts and career and technical education facilities, plus changes to create a more secure campus. Free State High School, the newer building by more than 40 years, would also gain additional classrooms, a modernized library, renovated locker rooms and parking/site improvements. Projects at Lawrence’s four middle schools include modernized libraries, added open spaces for collaborative learning and improvements to mechanical, electrical, plumbing and roofing systems. District leaders opted for a May 2 mail-in elec-

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tion, Hayden said, for a number of reasons. As opposed to an August or November election (when the school board’s respective primary and general elections would occur), a spring election would allow the district to bring the bond issue to voters before the start of the next budget cycle this summer. “Essentially, the (tax) increase is going to be less significant than it would be if we continued to wait,” Hayden said. When the last bond issue passed in spring 2013, the portion of the district’s mill levy devoted to paying off bonds stood at nearly 10.6 mills. Currently, after a consistent decrease over the last several years, it’s hovering around 9.6 mills, which would increase to about 12 mills if the 2017 bond issue passes in May. “If we were to wait another full year, you’d continue to see that drop from that 9.6,” Hayden said. “Now, people’s perceptions become a little bit different, because they’ve lived with the lower mill levy every year, and it continues to drop, so we have the ability to fill it back

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up to a place that maybe doesn’t feel as different or uncomfortable to people.” There’s also, Hayden said, another timing component that he believes appeals to parents and when they’re most actively engaged in their children’s schooling. “If I were to think of another factor, it’s that August isn’t necessarily an ideal time to have an election, either,” Hayden said, referring to the Aug. 1 primaries. “Parents of our students who would have an interest with any type of bond election, many of those people are on vacation and out of town right around the time that you’d be wanting to have that election.” In the meantime, Hayden plans to visit every school in the district, as well as revisiting local organizations he met with at the beginning of his tenure last year as superintendent — Rotarians, Optimist Club members and the like — to drum up support over the next few months for the bond issue. The Lawrence school board meets next at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the district offices, 110 McDonald Drive.

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In an unusual rebuke of an incoming president, the federal government’s top ethics official Wednesday joined a wave of ethics watchdogs denouncing Presidentelect Donald Trump’s plan to retain his financial interest in his global real-estate and branding empire “The plan the president has announced doesn’t meet the standards that the best of his nominees are meeting and that every president in the past four decades has met,” Walter Shaub, head of the Office of Government Ethics, told reporters Wednesday. He called Trump’s pledge to step away from management of his company “meaningless from a conflicts of interest perspective.” WASHINGTON

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In the face of exNEWS ANALYSIS ploding controversy, Donald Trump went on offense. In his first news conference as president-elect, on the morning after reports of unsubstantiated allegations that Russia held compromising personal information about him, Trump breezed and bulldozed his way through a barrage of questions. He dismissed the most explosive allegations as “crap,” accused U.S. intelligence officials of leaking them in a tactic reminiscent of Nazi Germany and unveiled the limited steps he was taking to avoid conflicts of interest between the Trump White House and the Trump business empire. Has any other president or president-elect ever held a news conference quite like it? In the explosive nature of the topics covered, the range of crucial issues discussed and the series of quick actions promised, Trump surely set a dizzying standard. He also may have set

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a record in terms of questions not answered and controversies not settled — from the managing of his family’s financial interests to his future relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s first news conference since winning the White House was less a landing site than a launching pad for questions and controversies that will persist for weeks and months and perhaps even the tenure of his presidency. For the first time, Trump said publicly that he accepted the conclusion by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia was v STORY CONTINUES ON 2B

WASHINGTON Targets of foreign intelligence, including presidents, need to know unsubstantiated and potentially compromising personal information that could be used against them, intelligence and law enforcement experts said, although they acknowledged the case involving President-elect Donald Trump is unusual. Though the public disclosure of a document summarized in briefing materials widened a rift between Trump and the U.S. intelligence community, former officials said top spy agency directors probably acted responsibly, even if their only aim was to warn Trump of the information’s existence and

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“The plan the president has announced doesn’t meet the standards that the best of his nominees are meeting and that every president in the past four decades has met.” Walter Shaub, Office of Government Ethics

Shaub and a slew of outside groups have urged Trump to divest his businesses interests and follow the example of recent presidents by stashing his holdings in a blind trust or a bland mix of diversified mutual funds and Treasury bonds. That would avoid the conflicts that could arise between his official duties and his family’s sprawling array of licensing, real estate and property management firms, they say. In a wide-ranging news conference Wednesday, Trump made it clear that he won’t give up his ownership stake in the Trump Organization. Instead, he said, he would move his business assets into a trust that his adult sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, and a Trump Organization executive will manage. Trump will not participate in the running of v STORY CONTINUES ON 2B

The ‘Ferguson effect’? 72% of cops reluctant to make stops Law enforcement feels intense pressure Aamer Madhani @AamerISmad USA TODAY

More than three-quarters of U.S. law enforcement officers say they are reluctant to use force when necessary, and nearly as many — 72% — say they or their colleagues are more reluctant to stop and question people who seem suspicious as a result of increased scrutiny of police, ac-

cording to a study published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. The officer-involved shooting death of a black teen in 2014 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson put the national spotlight on police use of force and officers’ interactions with minorities. Since then, top-ranking law enforcement officers and policymakers have debated the influence of the “Ferguson effect” — officers becoming less proactive in their policing out of a fear their actions will be second-guessed by their superiors and the public. The national survey, which includes feedback from 8,000 offi-

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cers and sheriff’s deputies, quantifies how pervasive the debate has become after a series of controversial deadly encounters between police and AfricanAmerican suspects. High-profile incidents in Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Chicago and elsewhere have spurred public protest and cut deep rifts between police and minorities. The survey suggests that the effect has been as deep on the morale of rank-and-file police officers. “Within America’s police and sheriff’s departments ... the ramifications of these deadly encounters have been less visible than the public protests, but no less

profound,” the Pew report says. Three-quarters of officers say the incidents have increased tensions between police and black residents in their communities. More than eight in 10 officers said police work is harder as a result. The survey comes on the heels of a year when several big cities — including Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis and San Antonio — dealt with surges in murder rates. In the midst of last year’s spike, FBI Director James Comey suggested an increase in violent crime in some cities may be a result of a less aggressive law enforcement approach in the face of increased public scrutiny.


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“He shouldn’t be doing it,” he said of the hacking, but he suggested they could still be friendly partners: “If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability.” Trump didn’t directly respond when a reporter asked whether he was going to consider rolling back the punitive steps President Obama ordered against Russia in response to the hacking. Instead, he mocked South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a onetime rival for the Republican presidential nomination, who proposed that tougher sanctions be taken. In the space of an hour, Trump: uAnnounced he would turn over control of his businesses to a trust controlled by sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. He won’t divest his interests in the vast empire, and he noted that the federal conflict-of-interest statute that applies to his Cabinet nominees and others doesn’t cover him. He mentioned that “over the weekend,” he had been offered a $2 billion deal in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, but he turned it down. uPromised to enact a health

care proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act on the same week or the same day or even the same hour that Obama’s signature legislation is repealed. Congressional Republicans call that quick timetable unrealistic. uSaid he would nominate a Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia during his first two weeks in office. uInsisted he would fulfill his campaign promise to build a wall along the southern border and get Mexico to pay for it, though he acknowledged that is more likely to happen by imposing a tax than convincing the Mexican government to write a check. uDismissed any imperative to release his tax returns, as presidents have done for the past four decades. Citing as a reason the fact that his returns are being audited by the IRS, he said, “The only ones who care about my tax returns are reporters,” not voters. uAnnounced he had asked David Shulkin to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, one of the final Cabinet posts to be filled. Shulkin is the VA undersecretary for health. In the face of a controversy

that could have unnerved any pol, Trump projected confidence and certainty, in part by not addressing some of the questions he was asked. Standing in front of 10 American flags, he called on 13 reporters and shouted down a 14th — Jim Acosta of CNN. “Not you,” Trump said. “Your organization’s terrible.” (CNN broke the story of the intelligence report Tuesday, though it didn’t publish salacious and unsubstantiated personal details then published by Buzzfeed.) The signals about how he’ll deal with the news media were mixed, to say the least. He denounced CNN and Buzzfeed but praised other organizations that chose not to publish the allegations. He even complimented The New York Times, a newspaper he repeatedly has described as “failing” in a series of derisive tweets. After an hour, Trump declared the news conference over and headed for the elevators. His next news conference probably won’t be in the lobby of Trump Tower. The next one is likely be in the East Room.

the company, his lawyer Sheri Dillon said Wednesday. She also said his businesses will not pursue any new foreign deals during his presidency but will seek new domestic business. A still-to-be-named ethics adviser will help the Trump Organization steer clear of conflicts, Dillon said. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, will not participate in the business either, Dillon added. Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, is preparing to join the White House as a senior adviser. Trump and his aides say their plan establishes a firm line between his presidency and business interests and note that conflicts of interest laws that govern most executive branch employees do not apply to the president or vice president. “I could actually run my business and run government at the same time,” a defiant Trump said Wednesday. “I don’t like the way that looks, but I would be able to do that if I wanted to.” Trump said he recently rejected $2 billion worth of business deals in Dubai. “I turned it down,” he said. “I didn’t have to turn it down.” The wrangling over Trump’s business dealings comes nine days before his swearing-in Jan. 20. The election of a businessman with financial interests from Turkey to the United Arab Emirates is unprecedented in modern U.S. history. “We are on the verge of witnessing the first for-profit president,” said Robert Weissman, president of the liberal-leaning group Public Citizen. Noted constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe took to Twitter to slam Trump’s plan as a “totally fraudulent workaround ... AP cleverly designed to daz- Tribe zle and deceive, but it solves none of the serious ethical or legal issues.” Dillon, Trump’s lawyer, called his actions to step away from managing his company “extraordinary” and said voters aren’t troubled by Trump’s business dealings. “The American people were well aware of President-elect Trump’s business empire and financial interests when they voted,” Dillon said. “Many people voted for him precisely because of his business success.”

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the imminent risk that it would be made public. Trump was told about the information during a meeting with top intelligence officials Friday. Former CIA director James Woolsey, a former adviser to Trump, declined to comment Wednesday on whether the president-elect’s team was aware of the information before it was carried into last week’s intelligence briefing. Woolsey said government leaders should get the information to “get an accurate perception of what is out there in order to do their jobs.” “It shouldn’t be a risk to provide this kind of information to a cleared person,” Woolsey said, referring to top officials with appropriate security clearances. “The problem is that it was made public.” Trump blamed the public disclosure of the information on U.S. intelligence agencies, calling the publication “disgraceful” and comparing it to the tactics of Nazi Germany. Late Wednesday, BuzzFeed published the raw, unsupported 35-page dossier on its website after CNN first disclosed that a summary of the material — purporting to link Trump to long-

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told the FBI he received sensitive information last year, which he turned over to the bureau. standing back-channel communications with the Kremlin — was included in the briefing materials brought to Trump last week. A U.S. official familiar with the matter said the information, the product of a political opposition research report compiled by a former British intelligence officer, was included in the briefing materials, at least in part, because it had been widely circulated among U.S. lawmakers, journalists and others. The identity of the former British intelligence officer, Chris Steele, was disclosed Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal.

Campaign-finance disclosures with the Federal Election Commission do not show any disbursements directly to Steele’s company from U.S. candidates or campaigns in the 2016 election cycle. A measure of how broadly the material circulated emerged Wednesday when Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., acknowledged turning over “sensitive information” to the FBI last month. “Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public,” McCain said in a statement. “Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their

accuracy, I delivered the information to the director of the FBI. That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.” Reporters from various news outlets sought confirmation of the information with Rick Wilson, a GOP strategist, but he hadn’t seen a copy of the document before Tuesday and denied passing any copies to U.S. intelligence. “Many, many, many (people saw the report) in recent months because it’s a small enough circle of people and reporters and others are running into each other and crossing trails as they went through this thing,” Wilson said Wednesday. The U.S. official with knowledge of the matter confirmed Wednesday that McCain gave material to the FBI. The same documents had been in the possession of the bureau months before McCain’s contact, said the official who was not authorized to comment publicly. Authorities have examined the information since it was first obtained, but the official said the salacious contents of it have remained unsubstantiated. Contributing: Brad Heath and Nick Penzenstadtler


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Walmart layoffs just latest cuts in retail industry Some 1,000 corporate employees to be let go this month Charisse Jones @charissejones USA TODAY

Walmart’s plan to lay off hundreds of employees is the latest ripple in a wave of job cuts and store closures that are roiling the retail industry.

The world’s largest retailer is cutting roughly 1,000 jobs at its corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., this month, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak about it. In a statement, Walmart spokesman Greg Hitt did not confirm the job cuts. “We are always looking for ways to operate more efficiently and effectively,” he said. “While we continually look at our corporate structure, we have not made any announcements.” Unlike some other chains, Wal-

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Walmart shares were up 28 cents, or 0.4%, to close at $68.53 on Wednesday.

mart has been on solid ground financially. In its most recent quarterly results, for the third quarter that ended Oct. 31, Walmart reported overall revenue of $118.2 billion, a slight uptick of 0.7% as compared to that period in the previous year. Sales at U.S. stores open at least 12 months rose 1.2% vs. the previous year. But net income was $3 billion, down 8.2% from that same threemonth period a year earlier. In making its cuts, Walmart joins the many traditional retailers that are shutting stores and

shedding employees to bolster their bottom lines or simply to survive in an environment in which consumers are increasingly bypassing stores and shopping online instead. Walmart has been taking aggressive steps to hold onto and expand its vast market share, upgrading its grocery offerings, making its stores more efficient and boosting its e-commerce presence. Last year, it purchased Jet.com for $3 billion, an acquisition that could help it draw more higher-income, online customers.


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Confront ‘friend’ who has caused issues with kids Dear Annie: I have a friend I’ve known for at least 15 years. A month ago, I invited her and her husband for dinner. When both of my kids told me they didn’t want her over, I couldn’t believe it. I asked why. I told them that she’s always been good to them and she’d love to see them, especially my son, who has been away at college. My son told me she isn’t really my friend, that she only pretends she is because she thinks I am an abusive parent and she feels sorry for my kids. Apparently, she has felt this way for years, ever since my daughter was having a birthday party and I wouldn’t let her have cake because she wouldn’t eat her dinner. He also relayed her thought that I am a horrible parent because I

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won’t play games with my kids. I have a really bad fear of playing games with people, which is no different from being scared of snakes or being claustrophobic. I asked my daughter whether this is the reason she doesn’t want this woman over, and she said yes. She said the only reason she did not tell me about this sooner was that she didn’t want to hurt my feelings. I asked myself

Celebrities get cooking on Fox Everybody has to eat. Apparently, celebrities eat and cook more entertainingly than the rest of us. The new series ‘‘My Kitchen Rules’’ (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14) invites boldface-name couples to prepare meals for each other and to host dinner parties where their cuisine and preparation are subject to criticism and rude behavior. Participants include former NSYNC member Lance Bass, recording artists Brandy and Ray J, c om e dian Andrew Dice Clay, country superstar Naomi Judd and ‘‘Real Housewife’’ Brandi Glanville. The reality TV format essentially invites them to behave badly and utter bleeped-out words. Curtis Stone (’’Top Chef Masters’’) and Cat Cora (’’Iron Chef America’’) serve as hosts and as designated grown-ups in the room. ‘‘Rules’’ is adapted from an Australian series that features regular couples and not those like Clay and Brandy, who had shows on UPN well before the turn of the century. O ‘‘Colony’’ (9 p.m., USA, TV14) enters its second season with a flashback to the hours leading up to the alien takeover of Los Angeles. That’s a good thing, because it’s not always easy to follow this series about invasion, occupation, resistance and collaboration, starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies. Movies like ‘‘Casablanca’’ have long asked us how we might behave in such situations where noble characters like Rick are nicely contrasted with the slippery morality of characters like Captain Renault. In ‘‘Colony,’’ the deeply compromised heel also emerges as the most three-dimensional character. Peter Jacobson portrays Proxy Alan Snyder, whose work on behalf of his intergalactic overlords allows him to graduate from an office drone barely able to pay his alimony to the most powerful man in Hollywood. O Craig Robinson (’’The Office,’’ ‘‘Hot Tub Time Machine’’) hosts ‘‘Karaoke Showdown’’ (9:30 p.m., Spike, TV-PG). He invites unsuspecting strangers into his car to play karaoke games for cash prizes. Since this is television, two of these people on the street happen to be male exotic dancers. Tonight’s other highlights O Three new challenges on ‘‘Hell’s Kitchen’’ (7 p.m., Fox, TV-14). O A winner emerges on the season finale of ‘‘The Great American Baking Show’’ (7 p.m., ABC, TV-PG). O The contestants create looks for women to wear, day or night, on ‘‘Project Runway Junior’’ (8 p.m., Lifetime, TV-PG). Copyright 2016 United Feature Syndicate, distributed by Universal Uclick.

and my kids, ‘‘Am I really abusive?’’ Both of my kids told me that I am a little stricter than the average parent and have a tendency to scream a lot, but not more than most parents when they’re angry about what the kids did or did not do. I’m still going to have dinner with this woman. After dinner, the children will probably take off and go to their rooms, as they truly don’t want anything to do with her anymore. I thought I would confront her after dinner and give her a chance to explain why she has tried to turn my children against me. I really did think she was my friend for so many years. Do you think this is the right course of action? — Hurt and

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For Thursday, Jan. 12: This year you often wonder whether to respond to your feelings or to your intellectually driven thoughts. You will try both, until you find out which voice works best for you. If you are single, you have a strong magnetic quality that attracts many potential admirers. If you are attached, the two of you discover what a special year this could be. 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) +++Good news comes via a close associate or partner. Tonight: Get an early start on the weekend. Let the wild child out. Taurus (April 20-May 20) +++You’ll hear news from someone at a distance. How much do you want to add to this conversation? Tonight: Nap first. Gemini (May 21-June 20) +++Let go of immediate concerns; use your skills well. Tonight: Out and about. Cancer (June 21-July 22) ++++You might feel more rambunctious than you have in a while. Take responsibility for something you’ve said. Tonight: Get into weekend mode already. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) +++++You’ll sense a shift in the wind that turns in your favor, and you will be right. Tonight: In the limelight. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ++++Use the daylight hours

Confused in Kansas Dear Hurt: Yes, talk to your friend — but think of it as a conversation rather than a confrontation; otherwise, you’re setting yourself up for a hostile interaction. Give her a chance to explain herself. There’s a lot to be said for hearing it from the source. You might want to go for a walk or out for coffee, to be in a neutral space and away from the kids. And I would suggest looking inward. Is it possible you do raise your voice too loudly and too often? I know we all lose our cool from time to time, but there are better ways to get one’s point across than yelling. — Send your questions for Annie Lane to dearannie@ creators.com.

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to the max. You tend to come off as bold, direct and efficient. Tonight: Be naughty! Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ++++You feel ready to handle a personal issue, which might emerge when you least expect it to. Tonight: Where your friends are. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ++++You might need to rethink one of your basic concepts. Tonight: Out and suddenly energized. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) +++++After a heavy day of discussions, you’ll feel ready speak your mind. You might want to update your plans for the weekend. Tonight: Look beyond the obvious. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ++++One-on-one relating could take on a serious tone. You might be tired of repeating the same pattern over and over. As a result, you’ll opt to respond in a different way. Tonight: Make it cozy. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) +++++Your perspective probably will change because of feedback you hear from a partner or close friend. Tonight: Go along with a loved one’s suggestion. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) ++++Use your creativity to go through the various options available to you, and focus on your priorities. Tonight: Do what you want. — The astrological forecast should be read for entertainment only.

UNIVERSAL CROSSWORD Universal Crossword Edited by Timothy Parker January 12, 2017 ACROSS 1 Longrunning Broadway play 5 Strange vessels that take up space? 9 Sail-extending pole 14 Orchestra woodwind 15 Crowd disturbance 16 Site of indoor drilling 17 Captain Comeback couldn’t get a light outdoors because of ... 20 Business parts of knives 21 Hardly in an abundant manner 22 Replaced guns 25 It’s kept in a pen 26 Make impure 28 Be an omen of 32 Capsize 37 Description used at the Vatican 38 Captain Comeback’s “Jaws” villain wouldn’t be dehydrated with … 41 Numbskull 42 Gives a new name to 43 Mattress support 44 Buckaroo’s bucking bucker

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19 Not just won’t 23 Case for small toiletries 24 Make sock holes disappear 27 Prelude 28 Bangkok currency 29 Australia’s gemstone 30 Issue a challenge to 31 Some Yellowstone beasts 32 Has possession of 33 Colorado skiing mecca 34 Lab burner of old 35 Living expense, for many 36 Make an effort 37 Letters of inflation 39 Fowl gals 40 Use acid creatively

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DEATHS Journal-World obituary policy: Colonel John Alvin Haas, U.S. Army (Retired), age 69, passed away January 7, 2017 at the Melech Hospice House in Tampa, Florida. John married Sylvia Breithaupt of Lawrence, KS on July 28, 1972. They were married 43 years and lived in Lawrence until 1985. John’s life was blessed with three Sons and six Grandchildren. He is survived by his sons, Jeremy Haas, two grandchildren, Allison (9) and Andrew (5) of Reston, VA; Justin Haas and his wife, Ashley, four grandchildren, Jaelyn (9), Ashtin (7), Blake (5) and Kyler (4) of Tampa, FL; and Joel Haas and his wife, Holly, of Alexandria, VA; two brothers, Richard Haas of Fairplay, MO and Bill Haas and his wife, Nita, of Little Rock, AR. John’s Lawrence family includes brothers­in­law Glenn Breithaupt, Doug Breithaupt (deceased), Kenny Breithaupt and Jeri Breithaupt and sister­in­law Nancy (Breithaupt) Brenn. John was born March 5, 1947 in Smith Center, KS to Alvin and Helen Haas. He attended Lebanon High School and upon graduation in 1965, attended Kansas State University, majoring in Mathematics and participating in Army ROTC. It was while John was stationed at Ft. Riley, KS that John and Sylvia first met at church. The day after John’s graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army and served 2.5 years including a tour in Vietnam. Upon returning from his Vietnam deployment, he left active duty and elected to stay in the Army Reserves. For 12 years, John and his family lived in Lawrence where he completed military tours to stay current on military education. While living in Lawrence, John worked as an insurance agent for Reserve Life Insurance and also started an insurance division for Stephens Real Estate. He also volunteered as an usher for University of Kansas home sporting events. In November 1984, John returned to the active Army full­time and served in numerous capacities including Associate Professor ROTC, Delta State University in Cleveland, MS; Army Personnel Center in St. Louis, MO; Command & Staff College as well as the Center for

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DONNA LEE COOKE JOHNSON Born Aug 29, 1933 in Lawrence, passed away Dec 18, 2016 in Allen, TX. Donna attended grade school & three years of high school in Lawrence. Her husband, Bud survives of the home. Army Leadership, Ft. Leavenworth, KS; Army Readiness program, Ft. Meade, MD; Inspector General at Los Alamitos Army Airfield, Los Alamitos, CA, and Director of Operations, Ft. McPherson, Atlanta, GA. John completed 21 years active military service and in May 2001, retired honorably as a Colonel. He saw all three of his Sons enter military service. Between 2001 and 2010, he served tours as a government contractor in both Kuwait and Afghanistan. John was an active member of the West Point Parents Club – Orange County CA for 19 years, serving as President from 2001 – 2003. He was a high school and college football and basketball official when he lived in Lawrence, St. Louis, and Cleveland, MS. He also served as Executive Board Member of the Rancho Niguel Homeowner’s Association and he organized gatherings for his Laguna Niguel, CA neighborhood. John loved his church, serving as a Sunday School teacher and an active member wherever he lived. Services for John will be at the Lawrence First Church of the Nazarene, 1470 N. 1000 Rd, Lawrence, KS on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The service will be at 3:00 with a visitation at 2:00. Burial following the service at Worden Cemetery in Baldwin City, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Operation Family Fund, c/o Warren­McElwain Mortuary, 120 West 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be posted at warrenmcelwain.com. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.

TODD DAVID HARRISON Services for Todd David Harrison, 54, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey­Yost Funeral Home. He died at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. rumsey­yost.com

FRANCIS WILLIAM SCHWINN Memorial Service 11AM, Friday, McLouth United Methodist Church. Visitation 10­11AM at Church. Memorials Jefferson County Friends of Hospice. www.barnettfamilyfh.com

POLICE BLOTTER Here is a list of recent Lawrence Police Department calls requiring the response of four or more officers. This list spans from 6:14 a.m. Tuesday to 5:56 a.m. Wednesday. 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. Tuesday, 1:05 p.m., 10 officers, medical, 900 block of W. Fifth Street. Tuesday, 3:03 p.m., four officers, attempted burglary, 1600 block of Edgehill Road. Tuesday, 3:20 p.m., four officers, alarm-intrusion, 2500 block of Crestline Circle. Tuesday, 7:46 p.m., five officers, civil process service, 200 block of N. Michigan Street. Tuesday, 9:04 p.m., four officers, unknown emergency, 1300 block of New Jersey Street. Tuesday, 9:55 p.m., 10 officers, forgery, 900 block of Illinois Street.

BRIEFLY Parks and Rec leader to retire Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department interim director Ernie Shaw has announced he will retire from his post in June, the city announced in a press release Wednesday. Shaw’s service to the city began in 1975, according to the release. Over the next 40 years, Shaw worked in various capacities in the Parks and Recreation Department, including as building supervisor and assistant director. Shaw graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in parks and recreation management, and later earned his master’s degree from the University of Kansas. In 2007, Shaw assumed the duties of the director when Fred DeVictor retired. City Manager Tom Markus said the city would begin a national search to replace Shaw.

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eldom does a college basketball player dominate a quarter of a game the way Kansas senior guard Frank Mason did Tuesday night to rally the Jayhawks to an 81-70 victory at Oklahoma. He scored 18 of his 28 points in the first 10:04 of the second half, which once men’s college basketball follows the lead of the women’s game and goes to quarters instead of halves, would just about equate to the third quarter. You see that sort of dominance in gyms across America when a Div. I prospect toys with players who will spend the rest of their lives bragging about their high school glory days, but seldom at the college level. For a Big 12 player to do what Mason did for a quarter of a road game requires a senior’s savvy, extraordinary athletic ability and refined basketball skill. He scored just one point the rest of the way because he chose to become a facilitator. “Late game, I thought Frank turned down two or three looks to give the shot to Josh or whoever, when in my opinion he should look to shoot them,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. Had Mason put his mind to it, he could have scored 40 points and still delivered the Jayhawks with a doubledigit victory. I remember asking Mason after he had a big game as a freshman or sophomore whether he thought he could one day match his high school single-game scoring output of 52 points. He said he wasn’t sure, an interesting answer that revealed he knew he could develop into the big-time scorer he is now for Kansas. If the college basketball season ended today, Mason would edge Villanova doit-all shooting guard Josh Hart as national player of the year. Mason is at the controls of the most likely team to move to No. 1 in the nation Monday, provided it takes care of business Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse vs. Oklahoma State. He leads the Big 12 in scoring (20.4) and 3-point accuracy (.549). And with 5.6 assists per game, ranks second by one-tenth of an assist behind conference leader Monte Morris of Iowa State. Hart of reigning national champion Villanova, another candidate to move to No. 1 Monday, also has a strong case. He leads the Big East in scoring (19.8) and ranks fourth in rebounding (6.7). Mason’s teammate Josh Jackson, Kentucky guards De’Aaron Fox (16.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 6.4 apg) and Malik Monk (21.7 ppg, .410 3-point pct.) are other perimeter players who will gain consideration. Caleb Swanigan (18.3 points, 12.9 rebounds) of No. 17 Purdue stands out among big men.

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KANSAS SOPHOMORE QUARTERBACK RYAN WILLIS is pictured last KU football season.

Former Kansas quarterback Ryan Willis quietly was shopping for more than Christmas presents throughout December. He was shopping for a new university where he could continue his football and academic careers. Willis informed Kansas head football coach Da-

vid Beaty with a phone call Wednesday that he had decided to transfer and announced on Twitter hours later that he is transferring to Virginia Tech. “I did my research,” Willis told the Journal-World by phone Wednesday night. “I’m never going to go anywhere blindfolded.” Willis will play for Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente and offen-

sive coordinator Brad Cornelsen, against whom Willis competed when they were coaching at Memphis. “I saw first-hand what they want to do when they had Paxton Lynch at Memphis,” Willis said. “I envision myself being used similar to that.” A finance major, Willis said that factored in his

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The first shot I missed even felt good. But, you know, I was just in rhythm on every shot, and I think all them 3s I made were pretty good shot selections. So I hope that continues to happen moving forward.” — Frank Mason III

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We’re shooting pretty good. You know, everybody can shoot on our team: Frank, Devonté, me, Josh, Lagerald. So we’re just driving the ball real aggressive. And when the defense sucks in, we just throw it to the 3-point line.”

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s Bill Self directs Kansas toward what he hopes will be the basketball program’s 13th consecutive Big 12 title, it has become clear this isn’t one of his typical teams, and not just because he doesn’t have as much frontcourt depth as he would like and is forced to play four-guard lineups much of the time. Those perimeteroriented combinations Self puts on the floor work so well because every guard and wing isn’t one-dimensional when the ball reaches his hands. The Jayhawks have drivers and shooters outside, and wouldn’t be ranked No. 2 in the country or riding a 15-game winning streak without the power of the 3-pointer. Down nine at the half on the road Tuesday night at Oklahoma, KU recovered for an 81-70 victory by harnessing one of its biggest offensive strengths. A 3-for11 first-half display from behind the arc influenced a putrid showing early against the worst team in the Big 12. But the Jayhawks and senior leader Frank Mason III proved, on most nights, opponents just aren’t going to be able to stop them from creating high-percentage 3-pointers and cashing in on the best of those looks. Mason couldn’t miss from long range during the second-half KU rally, knocking in all four of his 3-point tries. When Mason takes over, his teammates follow. With juniors Svi Mykhailiuk and Devonté Graham joining the barrage, Kansas shot 9-for-16 from long range in the final 20 minutes. Mykhailiuk, whose 3 just after intermission helped ignite a 54-point second half, said Mason, per usual, made everything easier for his teammates on offense. “Oh, yeah, because he is a really good driver,” said Mykhailiuk, who scored all nine of his points on 3s in the closing half. “I think nobody can guard him. He’s just

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beating his guy and the other guy gotta help, and that’s what (creates) open (shots).” During his 28-point outing, the 5-foot-11 Mason only missed one of six 3-point attempts, bringing his percentage on the year to an astounding 54.9 percent. Mason, following his ninth game of 20plus points this season, said it was just his night. “The first shot I missed even felt good. But, you know, I was just in rhythm on every shot, and I think all them 3s I made were pretty good shot selections,” Mason said after knocking down at least five from deep for the third time in his spectacular senior season. “So I hope that continues to happen moving forward.” Before the Jayhawks (15-1 overall, 4-0 Big 12) get too excited about ranking fourth in the nation in 3-point accuracy (42.2 percent), though, their coach will remind them not all of their looks from downtown have been ideal. “I thought they came pretty out of rhythm, and I thought a lot of them came in transition and in the open court,” Self said on the subject of KU’s nine successful 3-pointers in the second half at OU (6-9, 0-4). “You know, there was a really big play where Frank makes a terrible play, late clock, and they steal it and the kid (one of the Sooners) tries to throw it from his back, I think, up the court and we steal it back and make a 3,” Self gave as an example. “Plays like that, that could’ve been a five-point swing right there. So we were pretty fortunate on some plays like that.” Even though Self previously

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Big 12 Iowa State 96, Oklahoma State 86 Stillwater, Okla. — Monte Morris scored a career-high 30 points and added five rebounds, five assists and four steals to help Iowa State beat Oklahoma State on Wednesday night. IOWA ST. (11-4) Bowie 6-10 1-1 13, Thomas 7-12 1-2 19, Burton 5-12 1-1 12, Mitrou-Long 6-11 4-7 17, Morris 10-16 6-6 30, Young 1-2 1-1 3, Weiler-Babb 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 36-69 14-18 96. OKLAHOMA ST. (10-6) McGriff 4-7 1-2 10, Hammonds 4-6 0-0 8, Forte 9-11 2-2 24, Evans 4-14 4-4 12, Carroll 9-14 2-3 21, Solomon 2-6 2-2 6, Dziagwa 1-4 0-0 3, Averette 0-0 0-0 0, Dillard 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 34-64 11-13 86. Halftime-Iowa St. 47-46. 3-Point GoalsIowa St. 10-26 (Morris 4-5, Thomas 4-9, Burton 1-2, Mitrou-Long 1-5, Bowie 0-1, Jackson 0-4), Oklahoma St. 7-20 (Forte 4-6, McGriff 1-1, Dziagwa 1-4, Carroll 1-4, Dillard 0-1, Hammonds 0-1, Evans 0-3). Fouled OutHammonds, Solomon. Rebounds-Iowa St. 28 (Burton, Mitrou-Long 6), Oklahoma St. 34 (Carroll 7). Assists-Iowa St. 18 (Morris 5), Oklahoma St. 17 (Evans 7). Total Fouls-Iowa St. 17, Oklahoma St. 19. A-6,066 (13,611).

TCU 64, Texas 61 Austin, Texas — Vladimir Brodziansky scored 19 points,

including the go-ahead basket with 50 seconds remaining, to lead TCU to a victory over Texas. TCU (13-3) Miller 1-5 0-0 2, Brodziansky 9-14 1-2 19, Robinson 2-8 1-4 6, K.Williams 2-6 2-2 6, Fisher 5-11 2-2 16, Washburn 1-2 0-0 2, Shepherd 4-5 0-0 8, M.Williams 0-2 0-0 0, B.Parrish 0-1 0-0 0, Bane 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 26-58 6-10 64. TEXAS (7-9) Cleare 3-7 2-2 8, Allen 8-14 2-3 18, Roach 3-9 1-1 7, Jones 2-7 2-2 8, Mack 3-6 2-2 9, Banks 1-2 0-0 2, Davis 3-7 0-1 7, Young 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 24-56 9-11 61. Halftime-TCU 38-36. 3-Point Goals-TCU 6-24 (Fisher 4-8, Bane 1-3, Robinson 1-4, Brodziansky 0-1, B.Parrish 0-1, M.Williams 0-2, Miller 0-2, K.Williams 0-3), Texas 4-14 (Jones 2-6, Davis 1-3, Mack 1-3, Young 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-TCU 36 (K.Williams 13), Texas 31 (Mack, Allen 9). Assists-TCU 16 (Robinson 7), Texas 10 (Jones 5). Total Fouls-TCU 15, Texas 15.

WAKE FOREST (10-7) Mitoglou 3-10 6-6 13, Arians 3-6 0-0 8, Collins 3-8 0-2 6, Crawford 7-10 5-8 22, K.Woods 3-10 3-5 9, McClinton 0-0 0-0 0, Japhet-Mathias 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 1-2 0-0 2, Wilbekin 4-10 0-0 11, Childress 4-9 6-7 16. Totals 28-65 20-28 87. Halftime-North Carolina 49-34. 3-Point GoalsNorth Carolina 8-18 (Jackson 3-5, Williams 2-2, Berry 2-6, Britt 1-1, Maye 0-1, Pinson 0-3), Wake Forest 11-27 (Crawford 3-4, Wilbekin 3-7, Arians 2-3, Childress 2-6, Mitoglou 1-4, K.Woods 0-3). Fouled Out-Crawford. Rebounds-North Carolina 38 (Meeks 11), Wake Forest 29 (Mitoglou 7). Assists-North Carolina 22 (Berry 7), Wake Forest 13 (K.Woods 7). Total Fouls-North Carolina 23, Wake Forest 20.

Thunder 103, Grizzlies 95 Oklahoma City — Russell Westbrook posted his 18th triple-double of the season, and Oklahoma City defeated Memphis on Wednesday night. MEMPHIS (95) Parsons 7-12 0-0 14, Green 2-10 0-0 4, Gasol 4-12 1-3 9, Conley 8-20 3-5 22, Allen 1-5 0-0 2, Ennis 4-5 2-4 10, Randolph 6-13 2-3 14, Harrison 2-5 2-2 6, Daniels 1-4 0-0 3, Carter 3-6 2-4 11. Totals 38-92 12-21 95. OKLAHOMA CITY (103) Sabonis 0-1 0-0 0, Adams 6-13 0-1 12, Westbrook 6-19 12-15 24, Roberson 3-5 1-2 8, Oladipo 5-10 2-3 16, Grant 4-6 1-1 10, Collison 0-0 0-0 0, Kanter 8-18 3-3 19, Lauvergne 1-2 4-4 6, Payne 1-3 0-0 2, Abrines 2-3 0-0 6. Totals 36-80 23-29 103. Memphis 22 22 23 28 — 95 Oklahoma City 28 27 20 28 — 103 3-Point Goals-Memphis 7-24 (Carter 3-4, Conley 3-7, Daniels 1-4, Harrison 0-1, Gasol 0-2, Green 0-3, Parsons 0-3), Oklahoma City 8-26 (Oladipo 4-7, Abrines 2-3, Grant 1-2, Roberson 1-3, Payne 0-1, Lauvergne 0-1, Kanter 0-2, Westbrook 0-7). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Memphis 39 (Green 10), Oklahoma City 53 (Kanter, Westbrook 13). Assists-Memphis 18 (Gasol 7), Oklahoma City 21 (Westbrook 12). Total Fouls-Memphis 26, Oklahoma City 18. Technicals-Oklahoma City defensive three second, Oklahoma City team. A-18,203 (18,203).

Timberwolves 119, Rockets 105 Minneapolis — Andrew Wiggins scored 28 points, KarlAnthony Towns had 23 points and 18 rebounds, and Shabazz Muhammad scored 20 to help

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decision because it was ranked as one of the three leading majors at Virginia Tech. Willis played in 16 games in two seasons at Kansas, sharing time with fellow Bishop Miege graduate Montell Cozart. Willis did not appear in any of the final six games of the 2016 season and would have ranked third or lower on the 2017 depth chart, behind juco recruit Peyton Bender and returning Carter Stanley, the starter in the final three games. Kansas also has Cozart, redshirt freshman Tyriek Starks and senior Deondre Ford on the QB depth chart. Even with such a crowded field at the position, Willis didn’t ask for his complete

Michigan St. 65, No. 24 Minnesota 47 SOUTH East Lansing, Mich. — Miles Bridges scored all 16 of his points in the first half, No. 14 Louisville 85, AL EAST helping Michigan State build Pittsburgh 80 Louisville, Ky. — Quentin a huge lead it used to cruise Snider scored 22 points, in- to a victory over No. 24 Mincluding two free throws with nesota. AL CENTRAL 25.3 seconds remaining, and (15-3) Deng Adel added a free throw MINNESOTA Murphy 3-7 0-0 6, Lynch 1-4 0-0 2, Mason 6-15 1-1 14, McBrayer 5-10 0-0 11, Coffey 1-5 2-2 4, 8 seconds later as No. 14 LouTop 25 2-9 3-4 7, Hurt 0-0 0-0 0, Konate 0-1 0-0 0, isville survived Jamel Artis’ Curry Springs 1-6 0-0 3. Totals 19-57 6-7 47. No. 11 North Carolina 93, career-high 43 points to outlast MICHIGAN ST. (12-6) AL WEST Ward 3-8 3-4 9, Bridges 5-7 4-4 16, Nairn 0-3 Wake Forest 87 Pittsburgh. 3-4 3, Langford 6-9 0-0 13, Harris 3-9 1-1 8, Goins Winston-Salem, N.C. — Jus3-4 2-2 8, Van Dyk 0-2 0-0 0, Winston 0-1 1-2 1, PITTSBURGH (12-5) Ellis 2-6 0-0 5, Ahrens 0-1 0-0 0, George 1-1 0-0 2, tin Jackson hit a huge 3-pointer Jeter 2-5 1-2 7, Young 5-14 4-11 17, C.Johnson McQuaid 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 23-54 14-17 65. with 1:03 left and No. 11 North 1-10 0-0 2, Artis 15-22 6-8 43, Jones 2-6 0-0 4, Halftime-Michigan St. 39-17. 3-Point Carolina did just enough to Luther 1-1 4-6 6, Manigault 0-0 0-0 0, Milligan Goals-Minnesota 3-16 (McBrayer 1-1, Mason 0-0 0-0 0, Wilson 0-0 1-2 1, Kithcart 0-0 0-0 0. 1-5, Springs 1-5, Curry 0-2, Coffey 0-3), hold off Wake Forest. Totals 26-58 16-29 80. Michigan St. 5-14 (Bridges 2-3, Langford BALTIMORE ORIOLES

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Mahmoud 1-6 2-6 4, King 1-3 0-0 2, Spalding 4-5 3-6 11, Mitchell 4-13 5-6 15, Snider 7-11 5-6 22, J.Johnson 2-6 0-0 4, Adel 5-8 5-7 15, Mathiang 2-4 1-1 5, Henderson 0-0 0-0 0, Levitch 1-1 2-2 5, Hicks 1-1 0-0 2, McMahon 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-59 23-34 85.

MINNESOTA (119) Wiggins 11-20 4-5 28, Towns 10-17 3-4 23, Dieng 5-5 0-0 10, Rubio 1-5 8-8 10, Rush 4-8 0-0 12, Muhammad 7-11 4-4 20, Bjelica 2-7 4-4 8, Aldrich 1-1 0-0 2, Dunn 3-7 0-0 6. Totals 44-81 23-25 119. Houston 23 31 23 28 — 105 Minnesota 30 25 34 30 — 119 3-Point Goals-Houston 15-42 (Anderson 5-14, Ariza 3-7, Dekker 2-5, Harden 2-11, Hilario 1-1, Brown 1-1, Brewer 1-2, Beverley 0-1), Minnesota 8-23 (Rush 4-7, Muhammad 2-3, Wiggins 2-4, Rubio 0-2, Towns 0-3, Bjelica 0-4). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Houston 32 (Anderson 7), Minnesota 49 (Towns 18). Assists-Houston 23 (Harden 12), Minnesota 31 (Rubio 17). Total Fouls-Houston 23, Minnesota 19. Technicals-Minnesota defensive three second, Dunn, Minnesota team, Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau. A-13,858 (19,356).

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0-1). Fouled Out-Ward, Lynch. ReboundsMinnesota 26 (Curry, Coffey 6), Michigan St. 38 (Goins 9). Assists-Minnesota 6 (Coffey 2), Michigan St. 15 (Winston 5). Total Fouls-Minnesota 16, Michigan St. 14. A-14,797 (16,280).

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Washington 35 24 26 23 — 108 Boston 36 19 28 34 — 117 3-Point Goals-Washington 10-26 (Beal 6-10, Porter 2-2, McClellan 1-2, Morris 1-6, Smith 0-1, Wall 0-5), Boston 17-41 (Thomas 5-11, Crowder 4-6, Olynyk 2-3, Rozier 2-3, Horford 2-6, Jerebko 1-3, Green 1-4, Smart 0-5). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Washington 44 (Gortat, Morris 9), Boston 45 (Horford 9). Assists-Washington 28 (Wall 10), Boston 20 (Thomas 5). Total FoulsWashington 13, Boston 10. Technicals-Morris, Beal, Boston defensive three second 2, Boston team 2, Thomas. A-18,624 (18,624).

HOUSTON (105) Ariza 6-13 1-3 16, Anderson 6-16 1-1 18, Harrell 2-4 5-5 9, Beverley 0-5 0-0 0, Harden 10-23 11-13 33, Dekker 3-9 0-0 8, Brewer 4-9 0-0 9, Hilario 4-6 0-0 9, Onuaku 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 1-1 0-0 3, Ennis 0-0 0-0 0, McDaniels 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-87 18-22 105.

WASHINGTON (108) Porter 9-12 0-0 20, Morris 6-21 1-2 14, Gortat 5-8 0-0 10, Wall 4-21 1-2 9, Beal 13-26 3-4 35, Oubre 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 5-9 3-4 13, Burke 1-3 0-0 2, McClellan 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 45-105 8-12 108. BOSTON (117) Crowder 7-10 2-2 20, Mickey 1-1 2-3 4, Horford 7-12 0-0 16, Smart 3-11 3-3 9, Thomas 14-29 5-6 38, Green 2-6 0-1 5, Jerebko 3-5 1-2 8, Olynyk 2-5 0-0 6, Rozier 4-6 1-1 11. Totals 43-85 14-18 117.

Philadelphia 27 20 24 27 — 98 3-Point Goals-New York 4-22 (Anthony 2-6, Jennings 1-1, Porzingis 1-6, O’Quinn 0-1, Holiday 0-1, Kuzminskas 0-2, Thomas 0-2, Lee 0-3), Philadelphia 7-28 (Covington 3-6, Saric 1-3, Embiid 1-3, Stauskas 1-4, Ilyasova 1-8, Luwawu-Cabarrot 0-1, Rodriguez 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-New York 41 (O’Quinn 15), Philadelphia 47 (Embiid 14). AssistsNew York 20 (Lee, Rose 4), Philadelphia 27 (McConnell 7). Total Fouls-New York 22, Philadelphia 12. A-18,755 (20,328).

release from Kansas until he made sure he had options. “I’ve stayed under the radar lately,” Willis said. “KU wanted me to stay, so I initially got permission to contact early in December. That allowed me to contact schools without losing my scholarship in case I wanted to stay. I explored all my options and weighed it all out.” Willis was recruited to Kansas by Charlie Weis, who was fired before Willis arrived on campus. “Coach Beaty’s been great to me,” Willis said. “Sometimes the ball doesn’t fall your way. As a quarterback, it’s kind of the nature of the beast. We bounce around more than any other position. I took emotions out of the equation and I’m doing what’s best for me and my family.” Transfer rules require Willis to sit out a year before competing in games, which will give

him ample time to learn the Hokies’ offense. Willis made his Kansas debut fresh out of high school with just one fall camp of development. By the time he suits up for a Virginia Tech game, he will have undergone two spring camps and two fall camps with the Hokies and will be three years older than when he took his first snap with Kansas. “Sitting out a year will help me grow athletically and mature,” Willis said. “There’s no down side to it. I was kind of thrown into the fire pretty quickly coming out of a 4A high school.” Willis, one of 10 quarterbacks to start at least one game in the post-Todd Reesing era of Kansas football, was responsible for two of the six 300-yard-plus passing outputs since Reesing exhausted his eligibility. Willis, a strong-armed pocket passer, completed 54.6 per-

cent of his passes for Kansas and threw 11 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions. He started two games early in the season and then lost his starting assignment after having trouble avoiding sacks. He sounded sincere in describing his time at KU in a positive light. “I think coach Beaty’s doing a really nice job and I wish him nothing but success in the future,” Willis said. “I do not regret my time at KU at all. I would not trade it in for anything. It was a really good experience.” Willis said KU and Virginia Tech were not his only options. “It was kind of recruiting Round 2 for me,” Willis said. “It was kind of refreshing to see schools interested in me. It gave me some confidence back.” Willis has two remaining years of eligibility, 2018 and 2019.

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KU football announces ACC, Big Ten foes for future seasons By Benton Smith basmith@ljworld.com

It won’t happen immediately, but the Kansas football team soon will begin playing a heartier non-conference schedule. A little more than a year ago, the Big 12 Conference decided to require its football programs to face at least one non-league opponent from one of the so-called Power 5 conferences every year. At the time, Kansas already had its schedules for 2016 and 2017 set. The ramification of the rule will finally play out for the Jayhawks beginning in 2018, though, as evidenced in the team’s Wednesday announcement of future opponents. KU disclosed it has finalized its schedule through the 2021 season and will face both Boston College and Duke, from the ACC, as well as the Big Ten’s Illinois, in the years to come. In December of 2015, the Big 12 deemed to beef up its scheduling in order to help its teams’ chances of landing one of the four highly coveted spots in the College Football Playoff. “This move will strengthen the resumes for all Big 12 teams,” Bob Bowlsby said at the time. “Coupled with the nine-game full round robin conference schedule our teams play, it will not only benefit the teams at the top of our standings each season, but will impact the overall strength of the conference.” The strategy also included a rule stipulating no team could face more than one non-FBS opponent a season. In 2018, Kansas will play host to Nicholls State (Sept. 1) and the Big Ten’s Rutgers (Sept. 15), and face Central Michigan on the road (Sept. 8). In 2019, KU opens with back-to-back home games against Indiana State (Aug. 31) and soonto-be FBS program Coastal Carolina (Sept. 7). Then the Jayhawks travel to Boston College (Sept. 14). For 2020, the Kansas slate features home games with Wagner (Sept. 5) and BC (Sept. 19), as well as a road date with Coastal Carolina (Sept. 26). The following year, in 2021, KU will welcome South Dakota (Sept. 4) and Coastal Carolina (Sept. 11) to Memorial Stadium. On Sept. 25 that season, the Jayhawks will play at Duke (Sept. 25). Although scheduling for 2022, 2023 and 2024 isn’t completely in place, KU also announced the following non-conference games: Kansas at Houston (Sept. 17, 2022), Duke at Kansas (Sept. 24, 2022), Illinois at Kansas (Sept. 9, 2023), Houston at Kansas (Sept. 16, 2023) and Kansas at Illinois (Sept. 7, 2024). This coming fall — as scheduled far in advance — Kansas will face Southeast Missouri State (Sept. 2) and Central Michigan (Sept. 9) in Lawrence, and then travel to Ohio (Sept.16).

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has been a noted skeptic of trusting the 3-pointer, know that he says these types of things as a way to keep his players from settling, instead of working for a better shot.

He knows this Kansas team has the shooters to capitalize from long range, but he wants them to do so on open looks off of ball movement or drive-and-kick situations whenever possible. “But I thought we took pretty good looks,” Self admitted of a decisive second-half run when KU assisted on six

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Bill Self: KU doesn’t deserve to be No. 1 By Matt Tait mtait@ljworld.com

A couple of hours before the Kansas men’s basketball team put the finishing touches on an impressive comeback victory over Oklahoma Tuesday night in Norman, the top-ranked Baylor Bears were whipped by No. 10 West Virginia, clearing the way for Kansas to climb into the No. 1 spot in next week’s polls. But that hardly registered as good news inside the Kansas locker room following the Jayhawks’ 81-70 victory over the Sooners. “We don’t deserve that,” said KU coach Bill Self, who also picked up his 400th victory as the leader of the Jayhawks on Tuesday night. “I’ve coached for a while and I’ve felt like there are

some teams that have put in time and effort, and I don’t feel like this team quite has.” Winners of 15 straight after a season-opening loss to Indiana in the Armed Forces Classic in Honolulu, Kansas (15-1 overall, 4-0 Big 12) opened the season ranked No. 3, fell to No. 7 after the loss to the Hoosiers and has Self been on a steady climb back toward the top ever since. However, in back-toback weeks and in separate polls, Baylor, which suffered its first loss of the season on Tuesday night, jumped the Jay-

hawks, first from No. 3 to No. 2 in the AP Poll and then from No. 3 to No. 1 in the coaches poll the following week. After each, Self said he anticipated the Bears’ rise in the polls, largely because of their unblemished record at the time and a strength of schedule that ranked among the nation’s best. In the first month of the season alone, Baylor (15-1, 3-1) picked up wins over four Top 25 teams and became one of the most talked about teams in the country. “I was actually happy Baylor jumped us, to be candid with you,” Self reiterated Tuesday night. Typically, these types of honors and accomplishments mean more to fans, and sometimes even players, than they

do coaches. But KU freshman Josh Jackson, who after the OU win was asked what being No. 1 next week would mean, also seemed less than impressed about the possibility of claiming the top spot in the polls in midJanuary. “It doesn’t mean that much,” Jackson said of the potential for KU to become the nation’s No. 1 team with a win over Oklahoma State Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. “It (would be) a little pat on the back for all the work we’ve done so far, but we know that we have a long way to go and it doesn’t really mean that much right now.” Added Self: “If we win Saturday, we could go to that, but I’d much rather be 5-0 (in Big 12 play) than be ranked No. 1.”

Jessica Washington’s big night not enough for Kansas win in Sunflower Showdown Kansas junior guard Jessica Washington poured in a career-high 31 points in her first taste of the Sunflower Showdown rivalry, but even that wasn’t enough for the Jayhawks to put an end to their Big 12 losing streak Wednesday night at Kansas State. The Wildcats held the rest of the KU roster to 11for-42 shooting (26.2 percent) and won, 73-60, on a night Washington went 10-for-14 at Bramlage Coliseum, while playing as a reserve for just the second time this season. Washington’s 7-for-10 shooting from 3-point range kept the No. 25 Wildcats (13-4 overall, 3-2 Big 12) from winning by an even larger margin. The 5-foot-8 guard from Tulsa, Okla., scored 17 of KU’s final 22 points during the game’s closing seven minutes. Washington’s three-point total of seven makes beat by four

KANSAS (60) MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t Kylee Kopatich 27 4-12 0-0 3-6 2 11 Chayla Cheadle 27 4-7 1-2 2-3 3 9 Sydney Umeri 21 0-2 1-2 2-2 4 1 J. Christopher 28 0-1 0-0 1-2 1 0 M. Calvert 14 0-4 0-0 0-1 3 0 J. Washington 27 10-14 4-5 0-6 2 31 Jada Brown 14 2-4 0-0 1-2 1 4 Chelsea Lott 4 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 Aisia Robertson 12 0-3 1-2 0-0 3 1 C. Manning-Allen 12 0-2 1-4 1-4 2 1 Timeka O’Neal 8 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 Lisa Blair 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 Eboni Watts 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Sydney Benoit 2 0-1 0-0 10-0 2 0 team 2-5 Totals 21-56 8-15 12-31 24 60 3-point goals: 10-28 (Kopatich 3-8, Christopher 0-1, Calvert 0-3, Washington 7-10, Brown 0-1, Robertson 0-1, O’Neal 0-3, Benoit 0-1). Assists: 14 (Kopatich 3, Cheadle 1, Umeri 1, Christopher 5, Washington 2, Brown 1, Manning-Allen 1). Turnovers: 16 (Kopatich 3, Umeri 1, Christopher 1, Calvert 3, Washington 1, Brown 1, Robertson 1, Manning-Allen 5). Blocked shots: 1 (Washington). Steals: 6 (Kopatich 1, Christopher 1, Washington 1, Lott 1, Manning-Allen 1, O’Neal 1).

KANSAS STATE (73) MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t Breanna Lewis 22 7-11 1-1 8-10 3 15 K. Wesemann 23 3-5 4-6 0-1 2 12 K. Middlebrook 28 2-6 7-12 1-6 0 11 Shaelyn Martin 23 2-7 0-0 1-5 0 5 Peyton Williams 13 1-3 0-0 1-2 0 2 Kaylee Page 18 3-5 0-0 0-2 1 8 E. Willock 17 3-8 1-2 2-3 0 7 Jessica Sheble 14 3-5 0-1 1-2 2 6 Kayla Goth 22 1-6 1-2 1-5 3 3 M. Brooks 7 1-1 1-2 0-1 1 3 Lanie Page 6 0-2 1-2 0-2 0 1 K. Thomson 7 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 team 1-2 Totals 26-61 16-28 16-41 13 73 3-point goals: 5-14 (Wesemann 2-4, Middlebrook 0-1, Martin 1-3, Page 2-3, Goth 0-2, Thomson 0-1). Assists: 16 (Middlebrook 7, Martin 6, Williams 1, Goth 2). Turnovers: 13 (Wesemann 1, Middlebrook 2, Martin 1, Page 2, Willock 3, Sheble 2, Brooks 1, team 1). Blocked shots: 8 (Lewis 1, Martin 2, Page 1, Willock 1, Sheble 3). Steals: 8 (Middlebrook 3, Martin 2, Williams 1, Page 2). Kansas 9 17 10 24 — 60 Kansas State 22 11 24 16 — 73 Technical fouls: 1 (Calvert). Officials: Tina Napier, Bryan Enterline, Katie Lukanich. Attendance: 4,768.

her previous best this year, in her first season of action since transferring to Kansas from North Carolina. Still, each time that Kansas attempted to get something started offensively,

K-State found a way to steal the momentum right back and wouldn’t allow the Jayhawks to get back in the game despite the hot shooting from Washington. Senior forward Jada Brown and Washington

combined for five unanswered KU points before the Wildcats responded with a layup. KU (6-10, 0-5) remained winless in Big 12 play after being held to nine first-quarter points and entering the second in a 13-point hole. Breanna Lewis (15 points, 10 rebounds), Kindred Wesemann (12 points) and Karyla Middlebrook (11 points, seven assists) all scored in double figures for K-State, while only Kylee Kopatich (11 points, six rebounds) joined Washington in that category for the Jayhawks. KU returns to Allen Fieldhouse for back-toback home games beginning on Sunday, but the competition won’t be easy to overcome for coach Brandon Schneider’s group. No. 2 Baylor (16-1, 5-0) visits Lawrence on Sunday (1 p.m.) before No. 18 West Virginia (143, 2-3) makes the journey next Wednesday to the fieldhouse.

of its nine 3s. Sixteen games into the season, Mason (39-for-71 from deep) has proven to be KU’s best from distance, but he also has help. Graham is shooting 38 percent (38 of 100), while both Mykhailiuk (36-for-81) and sophomore sub Lagerald Vick (20-for-45) are connecting on 44 percent of their

3s. Among the guards, only freshman Jackson (9-for-35) has struggled, at 26 percent. “When (Mason) and Devonté and Svi are shooting the ball,” Self said, “and Lagerald, too, although Lagerald didn’t (at OU, 1-for-2 on 3s, 1-for-6 from the floor) — but when those guys are shooting the ball well

from the perimeter, it makes it pretty hard to guard.” KU has shot 40 percent or better from 3-point range in nine games now, and while an off night or a slump could come at some point, the Jayhawks won’t abandon the weapon they’ll need to get this team where it

wants to go. Said Mykhailiuk: “We’re shooting pretty good. You know, everybody can shoot on our team: Frank, Devonté, me, Josh, Lagerald. So we’re just driving the ball real aggressive. And when the defense sucks in, we just throw it to the 3-point line. It’s an open shot.”

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Lions claim 45-33 victory at Baldwin dual SCOREBOARD By Shane Jackson sjackson@ljworld.com

Baldwin City — Most young teams may have not been able to respond the way that the Lawrence High wrestling team did. In Wednesday’s dual against Baldwin High at Baldwin Junior High, Lawrence was able to overcome a slow start, stringing five consecutive match victories to ultimately seal the 45-33 victory. After losing four of the first six matches, the Lions claimed all five wins between the 145-pound weight class and the 182-pound weight class. “We did pretty well but we still have a long way to go,” LHS coach Pat Naughton said. “There is a lot of stuff that we need to be working on.” Junior Jay Cheatham (145 pounds), senior Cade Burghart (152), sophomore Stanley Holder (160), Santino Gee (170), and Tucker Wilson (182) all notched wins in their respective matches to pave the way for the team’s comeback effort. All of them, besides Holder, won by pinfall. “(160) was a weight that we had a lot of questions at,” Naughton said. “Stanley stepped up and said ‘I’d love to step in there.’ He comes in and does a great job even though it doesn’t look like much because he won 2-0.” In addition, freshman Julien Cassella (113), sophomore Marcus Cassella (126), and junior Billy Phiavilayvong (220, forfeit) all won their weight classes for LHS as well. But what made the team’s first dual victory of the year even more impressive was the timing of it. The Lions have had an unfavorable schedule since returning from their winter break, which has tested some of their younger wrestlers. Lawrence’s dual against Baldwin marked the team’s

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LAWRENCE HIGH SENIOR SANTINO GEE attempts to pin down Baldwin sophomore Dylan Voigts during a dual at Baldwin Junior High on Wednesday. third event in seven days. And it doesn’t get any easier. LHS will travel to the Newton Invitational this weekend to take on some of the top wrestlers in the state. The team’s recent stretch may just be the very thing to give them the edge against some of the best in the state this weekend. “We look at it as more practice for some of these younger guys,” Naughton said. “Getting them in the spotlight and getting them in matches and out of the room, which is nice. For our older guys, it’s about dialing it in and getting focused for the Newton tournament.” Though playing against the best competition can often bring out the best, it is certainly a tall task for a young wrestling team. It can even be challenging for some of the veteran wrestlers such as Wilson. The senior was able to pin his opponent in the first period Wednesday. However, he will more than likely be put to the test on the mat come this weekend, as the 182-pound weight class features four of the top six wrestlers in the state in 6A and two of the top six in 5A.

“My bracket is pretty tough,” Wilson said. “It excites me because so far this season I haven’t had too much tough competition. But this tournament, pretty much everyone is really tough. So I will enjoy that.”

Pinning for Pink Many of the Baldwin High wrestlers and fans wore pink for Wednesday’s dual as part of a “Pinning for Pink” night, which helped raise awareness for breast cancer. Sarah Harris, the wife of Baldwin coach, Kit Harris, just finished up a round of chemotherapy that began this past summer. Harris decided to orchestrate the event as a sign of gratitude for the town’s support over the last several months. They sold pink shirts as well as other items, donating all funds that were raised to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment to benefit LMH Oncology needs. “It’s changed out family and a lot of people have been generous,” Harris said. “I just felt bad being on the receiving end of all these people trying to help her get better without doing something

League Overall Baylor 5-0 16-1 Texas 5-0 11-4 Oklahoma 4-1 13-4 Kansas State 3-2 13-4 Texas Tech 3-2 11-5 West Virginia 2-3 14-3 Oklahoma State 2-3 12-4 Iowa State 1-4 10-6 TCU 0-5 8-8 Kansas 0-5 6-10 Tuesday’s Game Oklahoma State 35, Texas 66 Wednesday’s Games Kansas 60, Kansas State 73 West Virginia 66, Texas Tech 75 TCU 54, Baylor 77 Oklahoma 67, Iowa State 57 Saturday, Jan. 14 Texas Tech at Oklahoma, 2 p.m. Texas at West Virginia, 3 p.m. Kansas State at Oklahoma State, 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Baylor at Kansas, 1 p.m. Iowa State at TCU, noon

Northwest Division W L Pct GB Utah 24 16 .600 — Oklahoma City 24 16 .600 — Portland 17 23 .425 7 Denver 14 23 .378 8½ Minnesota 13 26 .333 10½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 33 6 .846 — L.A. Clippers 26 14 .650 7½ Sacramento 16 22 .421 16½ L.A. Lakers 15 27 .357 19½ Phoenix 12 26 .316 20½ Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia 98, New York 97 Boston 117, Washington 108 Minnesota 119, Houston 105 Oklahoma City 103, Memphis 95 Cleveland at Portland (n) Orlando at L.A. Clippers (n) Today’s Games Indiana at Denver, 2 p.m. New Orleans at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at New York, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Detroit at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Charlotte at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 7 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 9 p.m. Cleveland at Sacramento, 9:30 p.m. Detroit at Utah, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 4 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 8 p.m.

to give back. So this was my first thought in July when we were first going though this. I said ‘I’m Big 12 Men League Overall going to do something to Kansas 4-0 15-1 Dual at Baldwin Baylor 3-1 15-1 give back.’” Virginia 3-1 14-2 Junior High Sarah Harris watched West Iowa State 3-1 11-4 LAWRENCE HIGH 45, BALDWIN 33 2-2 13-3 as the Bulldogs recorded Kansas State 106 pounds: Benton Flory, BHS, won TCU 2-2 13-3 by forfeit. six wins, including four Texas Tech 2-2 13-3 113 pounds: Julien Cassella, LHS, of the first six matches. Texas 1-3 7-9 pinned Lane Anderson, BHS. Oklahoma State 0-4 10-6 120 pounds: Jakob Johanning, BHS, Sophomore Benton Flory Oklahoma 0-4 6-9 won by forfeit. (106, forfeit), junior Jakob Tuesday’s Games 126 pounds: Marcus Cassella, LHS, Kansas 81, Oklahoma 70 pinned Will Harvey, BHS. Johanning (120, forfeit), West Virginia 89, Baylor 68 132 pounds: TJ Hooper BHS, pinned junior TJ Hopper (132), Kansas State 65, Texas Tech 66 William Maas, LHS. 138 pounds: Levi Green, BHS, def. senior Levi Green (138), Wednesday’s Games TCU 64, Texas 61 Ja’Melle Dye, LHS, 7-6. senior Sheldon Silk (195) Iowa State 96 Oklahoma State 86 145 pounds: Jay Cheatham, LHS, and senior Harley Stew- Saturday, Jan. 14 pinned Max Tuckfield, BHS. Oklahoma State at Kansas, 1 p.m. 152 pounds: Cade Burghart, LHS, art (285) all snatched West Virginia at Texas, 3 p.m. pinned Tucker Nyberg, BHS. wins for BHS. Baylor at Kansas State, 3:30 p.m. 160 pounds: Stanley Holder, LHS, Iowa State at TCU, 4:30 p.m. def. Scot Harman, BHS, 2-0. Green edged LawTexas Tech at Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m. 170 pounds: Santino Gee, LHS, rence’s Ja’Melle Dye, 7-6, pinned Dylan Voigts, BHS. 182 pounds: Tucker Wilson, LHS, in the closest match of NBA pinned Cy Hockey, BHS. the evening. It was one EASTERN CONFERENCE 195 pounds: Sheldon Sink, BHS, Atlantic Division pinned Isaac Flint, LHS. of two decisions all night W L Pct GB 220 pounds: Billy Phiavilayvong, 25 13 .658 — and the only match to go Toronto LHS, won by forfeit. Boston 24 15 .615 1½ into overtime. 285 pounds: Harley Stewart, BHS, New York 17 22 .436 8½ pinned Kevin Nichols, LHS. 11 25 .306 13 But Baldwin’s lead was Philadelphia 8 29 .216 16½ short-lived as LHS rattled Brooklyn Southeast Division off five straight matches W L Pct GB 22 16 .579 — following Green’s over- Atlanta Charlotte 20 19 .513 2½ Wednesday time thriller. Washington 19 19 .500 3 BASEBALL 16 23 .410 6½ American League “I’m proud of how my Orlando Miami 11 29 .275 12 BOSTON RED SOX — Named Eric team wrestled,” Har- Central Division Velazquez trainer of Pawtucket (IL), W L Pct GB Lee May Jr. hitting coach of Portland ris said. “I have a lot of 28 9 .757 — (EL), Wilton Veras hitting coach and young kids and we are a Cleveland Indiana 20 18 .526 8½ Phil Millan trainer of Greenville (SAL), 19 18 .514 9 4A school. The advan- Milwaukee Nate Spears hitting coach and Joel Chicago 19 20 .487 10 Harris trainer of Lowell (NY-P), Angel tages of 6A are there. To Detroit 18 22 .450 11½ Berroa assistant coach and Nick compete with them was WESTERN CONFERENCE Green coaching assistant of the GCL Division Red Sox, Carlos Coste catching coach awesome and nothing to Southwest W L Pct GB and Leonel Vasquez bullpen coach of be ashamed of. I don’t San Antonio 30 8 .789 — the DSL Red Sox. Houston 31 10 .756 ½ MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to have any complaints of Memphis 24 17 .585 7½ terms with RHPs Ryan Vogelsong and how my team wrestled. New Orleans 15 24 .385 15½ Nick Tepesch on minor league conDallas 11 27 .289 19 tracts. They fought hard.”

Putting pressure on Big Ben could be key to Chiefs victory By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer

Kansas City, Mo. (ap) — The Chiefs have been cautiously nursing the surgically repaired left knee of star pass rusher Justin Houston back to health. He should be ready just in time to face Pittsburgh on Sunday. To which Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger replied: “I think Justin should take his time, think about his health and his family, and take one more week off.” “Well,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid countered, “Ben’s a smart guy.” That little tit-for-tat drives home the notion that the ability of the Chiefs to put pressure on Roethlisberger could become a crucial story line of their divisional matchup at Arrowhead Stadium.

Kansas City didn’t have Houston, a fourtime Pro Bowl linebacker, when the Steelers romped to a 43-14 victory in October. Nor have the Chiefs had a whole lot of success from anybody else — ever — when it comes to bringing down the veteran quarterback known as “Big Ben.” Roethlisberger has been sacked eight times in six games against Kansas City, two of those when their matchup this season was well in hand. It’s a big reason he is 5-1 against the Chiefs. And while he was hit often early in his career, that hasn’t been the case lately. Big Ben was bagged 17 times in 14 regular-season games, and the Steelers’ offensive line only gave up 21 sacks total. That was second to Oakland

for fewest in the entire league. “I was the secondleast-sacked quarterback in the league this year. The line is playing great,” Roethlisberger said. “I think I’ve absorbed less hits this year, last year and as the years have gone on, so that’s probably helped me feel better than ever.” Roethlisberger said on a conference call Wednesday that his right foot, which got pinned beneath the Dolphins’ Cameron Wake late in last week’s wild-card win, was going to be fine for Sunday. Good thing, too, because it appears Houston will be fine as well. The Chiefs’ top pass rusher had surgery in February to repair a balky ACL and did not play until late November. He proceeded to pile up

three sacks against Denver and another the next week in Atlanta, but was quiet the following two weeks. Houston did not play in the final two regular-season games. Houston also did not practice during an abbreviated workout Monday, but he was on the field for the 20-minute portion of practice that reporters were allowed to observe Wednesday. “I’ll probably know more as I watch him practice,” Reid said, “but I think he’ll be fine. I’m anticipating that. That’s where I think we’ll be.” Roethlisberger is certainly expecting No. 50 to be on the field. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is, too. “We have a lot of respect for Justin Houston,” he said, “but we also have a lot for Dee Ford and Tamba Hali. Those edge

players for them, regardless of who’s in the game, are a challenge for us. “We have our work cut out for us with the talent coming off the edge.” That’s exactly what you’d expect Roethlisberger and Tomlin to say, of course. It is wiser to praise an opponent than belittle them, fluff them up instead of provide bulletin-board material. The reality is that Hali, despite 89 1/2 career sacks, has never brought Roethlisberger down. And while Houston missed a substantial portion of the season, the Chiefs still managed 28 sacks, which placed them 28th among the 32 teams in the NFL. “But the ability to make that quarterback move in the pocket has been huge for us,” Reid argued. “They feel that heat and they’re either

moving backwards or sideways and they can’t get their feet set, so that can be as an important as a sack, which you’d always like to have more sacks. But the important thing is you’re getting more pressure and you don’t let them throw from a set platform.” That’s exactly what the Chiefs gave Roethlisberger in October. He responded by going 22 of 27 for 300 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions, a stat line that might have been even more impressive if the game hadn’t gotten out of hand so early. “Listen, Pittsburgh did a great job against us. They got after us. We respect the heck out of them,” Reid said. “Going back to the drawing board and see if we can compete against him.”

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JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF Kayleigh Rene Furrow To Change Her Name To: Kayleigh Rene Paul Case No. 2016CV000533 Div. No. 1 PURSUANT TO K.S.A. CHAPTER 60

that Kayleigh Rene Furrow, filed a Petition in the above court on the 30th day of December 2016, requesting a judgment and order changing her name from Kayleigh Rene Furrow to Kayleigh Rene Paul. The Petition will be heard in Douglas County District Court, 111 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, Kansas, on the 27th day of February, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

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PUBLIC NOTICE CONTINUED FROM 4C CHAPTER 60 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL WHO ARE OR MAY BE CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that Danielle Caitlin Furrow, filed a Petition in the above court on the 30th day of December 2016, requesting a judgment and order changing her name from Danielle Caitlin Furrow to Danielle Caitlin Paul The Petition will be heard in Douglas County District Court, 111 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, Kansas, on the 27th day of February, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. If you have any objection to the requested name change, you are required to file a responsive pleading on or before February 15, 2017 in this court or appear at the hearing and object to the requested name change. If you fail to act, judgement and order will be entered upon the Petition as requested by Petitioner. /s/Danielle Caitlin Furrow Petitioner, Pro Se Danielle Caitlin Furrow 1301 W. 24th St., Apt. G19 Lawrence, KS 66046 501-672-4322 _______

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You are hereby notified that the Board of Education (the “Board”), of Unified School District No. 497, Douglas County, Kansas (Lawrence) (the “District”), will make and file its application with the State Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas, together with proof of publication of this Notice, for permission to vote general obligation bonds (the “Bonds”) in excess of the District’s general bond debt limitation for the purpose of providing funds to pay the estimated $87,000,000 costs to construct additions to and renovate, improve, repair, equip and furnish Lawrence High School, the other existing secondary schools including Lawrence Free State High School, Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, South Middle School, Southwest Middle School, West Middle School, and the College and Career Center; to make technology improvements throughout the District; to undertake all other necessary improvements related thereto; and to pay fees and expenses related thereto (the “Project”). The costs of the Project will be payable from proceeds of the Bonds in an amount not to exceed $87,000,000.

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COMES NOW the State of Kansas, by and through counsel, Emily C. Haack, Assistant District Attorney, and provides notice of a hearing as follows: A petition pertaining to the parental rights to the child whose name appears above has been filed in this Court requesting the Court to find the child is a child in need of care as defined in the Kansas Code for the Care of Children. If a child is adjudged to be a child in need of care and the Court finds a parent to be unfit, the Court may permanently terminate that parent’s parental rights. The Court may also make other orders including, but not limited to, requiring a parent to pay child support. On February 7, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. each parent and any other person claiming legal custody of the minor child is required to appear Adjudication and Disposition Hearing in Division 6 at the Douglas County Law Enforcement and Judicial Center, 111 E 11th Street., Lawrence, Kansas. Each grandparent is permitted but not required to appear with or without counsel as an interested party in the proceeding. Prior to the proceeding, a parent, grandparent or any other party to the proceeding may file a written response to the pleading with the clerk of court. Each parent has the right to be represented by an attorney. A parent that is not financially able to hire an attorney may apply to the court for a court appointed attorney. A request for a court appointed attorney should be made without delay to: Clerk of the District Court; ATTN: Division 6; 111 East 11th Street; Lawrence Kansas 66044-9202. Craig Stancliffe an attorney in Lawrence, Kansas, has been appointed as guardian ad litem for the child. All parties are hereby notified that, pursuant to K.S.A. 60-255, a default judgment will be taken against any parent who fails to appear in person or by counsel at the hearing.

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NOTICE

Dated: January 9, 2017

PUBLICATION OF INTENT TO FILE AN APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO VOTE AND ISSUE SCHOOL BONDS IN EXCESS OF THE DISTRICT’S GENERAL BOND DEBT LIMITATION

BOARD OF EDUCATION UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 497, DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS (LAWRENCE)

(First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World on January 12, 2017)

By: /s/ Marcel Harmon, President

IN THE INTEREST OF:

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS DIVISION SIX

To the Electors of Unified School District No. 497, ATTEST: Douglas County, Kansas /s/ Janice Dunn, Clerk (Lawrence): _______

L.H. DOB: 09 /12 /2016, a female

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Written comments may be emailed to jmortinger@lawrenceks.org or mailed to Jessica Mortinger at the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Office, PO Box 708, Lawrence, KS 66044-0708. _______ (First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World on January 12, 2017) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS DIVISION SIX

M. T. DOB: 3/14/2003, a female TO: MONICA M. PICKENS Case No. 2016-JC-000113

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REGISTERED OWNER Chanel Elizabeth Erives Justin Alan Boyd Nicole E Dyke/Loan Max

Sherri Riedemann, City Clerk City of Lawrence, KS December 30, 2016 _______ (First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World January 12, 2017) NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The Lawrence Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in the Commission Meeting Room, first floor of City Hall at Sixth and Massachusetts Street, Lawrence. The following items will be considered at that time: B-16-00560: A request for a variance as provided in Section 20-1309 of the Land Development Code of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, 2015 edition. The request is for a variance from the 20 feet exterior side yard building setback standard required by Section 20-601(a) of the City Code for the RS5 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District. The applicant is seeking the variance from this code standard to allow for extra buildable envelope width on the 46.3 feet wide corner lot. The property is located at 1501 Oak Hill Avenue. Submitted by J. Dean Grob, Grob Engineering Services, LLC, for Bruce D. and Sharon L. Livingston, the property owners of record. B-16-00522: Consider an appeal filed by Paul R. Horvath, Morning Star Management, LLC, representing Jason E. Horvath, property owner of record of the real property at 433 Ohio Street. The appeal challenges an administrative determination, issued by letter dated November 21, 2016, from Ms. Sandra Day, AICP, Planner II, in the City of Lawrence Planning and Development Services Department, which determined the documentation provided to staff was not sufficient to certify registration of the property, located at 433 Ohio Street, as a five-unit non-conforming residential use. The appeal was filed under the guidelines of Section 20-1311 in the Land Development Code of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, 2015 edition. Reasons for filing this appeal are cited by the appellant in their appeal packet dated December 7, 2016, and received in the Planning Office on December 7, 2016. B-17-00001: A request for variances as provided in Section 20-1309 of the Land Development Code of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, 2015 edition. The first request is for a variance from the code permitted maximum size accessory dwelling unit defined in Section 20-534(2)(i) of the City Code. The code standard limits the size of an accessory dwelling unit to no more that 33 percent of the living area of the primary dwelling or 960 square feet, whichever is less. The living area in the principal dwelling is 532 square feet which limits the size of an accessory dwelling unit to 177 square feet. The proposed size of the accessory dwelling unit is 780 square feet. The second request is a variance from the property owner occupancy requirement in RS Districts per Section 20-534(2)(iv) of the City Code. The property is located at 737 Elm. Submitted by Susan Raines, the property owner of record. The legal description for each application is found in the respective project case file which is available in the Planning Office for review during regular office hours, 8-5 Monday - Friday. If you have any questions regarding these items, please contact the Planning Department at 832-3159. Scott McCullough, Director of Planning and Development Services _______

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THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES HAVE BEEN IMPOUNDED BY THE LAWRENCE KANSAS POLICE DEPARTMENT AND WILL BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION IF THE OWNERS DO NOT CLAIM THEM WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE SECOND PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. THE OWNERS OF THE VEHICLES ARE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVAL, STORAGE CHARGES AND PUBLICATION COSTS INCURRED BY THE CITY. YEAR 2002 1997 1988

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(First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World on January 5, 2017)

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All parties are hereby notified that, pursuant to K.S.A. 60-255, a default judgment will be taken against any parent who fails to appear in person or by counsel at the hearing.

EMILY C HAACK, 23697 Assistant District Attorney Office of the District Attorney Douglas County Judicial Center 111 East 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044-2909 (785) 841-0211 || FAX (785) 330-2850 ehaack@douglas-county.com _______

IN THE INTEREST OF:

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Each parent has the right to be represented by an attorney. A parent that is not financially able to hire an attorney may apply to the court for a court appointed attorney. A request for a court appointed attorney should be made without delay to: Clerk of the District Court; ATTN: Division 6; 111 East 11th Street; Lawrence Kansas 66044-9202. Juanita Carlson an attorney in Lawrence, Kansas, has been appointed as guardian ad litem for the child.

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The items included in this TIP amendment can be viewed online at: www.lawrenceks.org/mpo/tip; a paper copy will be available at Lawrence City Hall - Planning Office - 1st Floor Information Window.

FOUND: Black cat — four white paws, white chest; face is all black. Found near intersection of Riviera Dr. and Cherry Hills Dr. First seen about January 8. Friendly, nice to our small dog, meows very insistently at times. Says the word “meow” VERY clearly almost like a human. Call 785-841-3736.

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On the January 30, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. each parent and any other person claiming legal custody of the minor child is required to appear Adjudication and Disposition in Division 6 at the Douglas County Law Enforcement and Judicial Center, 111 E 11th Street., Lawrence, Kansas. Each grandparent is permitted but not required to appear with or without counsel as an interested party in the proceeding. Prior to the proceeding, a parent, grandparent or any other party to the proceeding may file a written response to the pleading with the clerk of court.

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Approval of this TIP Amendment will include the revision of costs and schedules for roadway and multimodal projects sponsored by Lawrence, Douglas County, and KDOT. This amendment was requested by KDOT and local governments in the region. Changes to the TIP text and project tables are being made to reflect these changes and to maintain the fiscally constrained status of this document. Public Comments received will be reported and considered by the MPO Policy Board where decisions pertaining to revising this document will be made prior to final approval.

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Case No. 2016-JC-000086

A petition pertaining to the parental rights to the child whose name appears above has been filed in this Court requesting the Court to find the child is a child in need of care as defined in the Kansas Code for the Care of Children. If a child is adjudged to be a child in need of care and the Court finds a parent to be unfit, the Court may permanently terminate that parent’s parental rights. The Court may also make other orders including, but not limited to, requiring a parent to pay child support.

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

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Apartments Unfurnished

TO: Wallace Butts, Lannie Henry, Unknown Father, and all relatives

The official 15-day public comment period for this TIP Amendment starts on January 12, 2017 and will end on January 27, 2017. This TIP Amendment will come before the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Board for approval on February 16, 2017. The TIP is a multi-year listing of federally funded and/or regionally significant transportation improvement projects. This public notice on the TIP development process satisfies the FTA’s Program of Projects requirements for the Lawrence Transit System.

SUMMER CLASSES:

RENTALS

(First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World on January 12, 2017)

COMES NOW the State of Kansas, by and through counsel, Emily C. Haack, Assistant District Attorney, and provides notice of a hearing as follows:

CMA EVE CLASSES LAWRENCE Mar 1-April 7

785.832.2222

Available Now!

2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment #1 and Program of Projects for the Lawrence Transit System

LOST & FOUND

RENTALS REAL ESTATE

/s/Emily C Haack EMILY C HAACK, 23697 Assistant District Attorney Office of the District Attorney Douglas County Judicial Center 111 East 11th Street Lawrence, KS 66044-2909 (785) 841-0211 || FAX (785) 330-2850 ehaack@douglas-county.com _______

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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

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ESTATE AUCTION Sunday, Jan 15th 9:30 A.M. 2110 Harper Bldg. 21 Dg. Fairgrounds Lawrence, KS

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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TELEVISION — FREE! 19 inch older model Sharp T.V. Works good. Excellent picture. FREE Call 331-4642

chine? 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.

Zenith VCR 421 VHS tape player and recorder with remote, user’s guide. Works fine, $30, (785) 843-5566.

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

GARAGE SALES Lawrence

Downsizing Sale 1024 April Rain Lawrence Friday, Jan. 13 - 9:00-5:00 Sat, Jan. 14 - 9:00-3:00

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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 Collectibles from master remote control. All owners manuals included. EveVintage!! Beer, Soda rything like new. $100. Call 785-749-0291 Bottles,tools,signs Downsizing- Call for deOriginal Songs of KU tails 913-522-8364, CollectRecords - Antiques ables, lots of misc $ 100.00 Call 785-979-4937

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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 ma-

ESTATE SALE

3413 Tam O’ Shanter Dr. Lawrence, KS Sat., January 14 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Apple computer, HP printer, original paintings, Samsonite sofa, 2 Danish mod. sofas, collection of Danish modern chairs, 2 large modern dining tables w/ chairs, very nice queen bed, pr. twin beds, studio piano, coffee tables, hanging swing chair, buffet, modern serving cart, love seat, small tables, modern lamps, quality cookware, upholstered desk chair, 2 rooms of books, area carpet, stacks of fabric, 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, misc. Sale by Elvira

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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 C4480 (all in one; needs cartridges) printer, external drive and all cords. Manual. Much software. Everything works. Only $75 for the bundle. Call to see, or for more details, 785/843-5566.

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

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