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Downtown has more empty space because of Borders closing, unfilled offices By Chad Lawhorn email@example.com
Businesses began filling up vacant spaces in many parts of Lawrence in 2011, but downtown Lawrence wasn’t necessarily one of them. A new study by the Lawrence office of Colliers International found the city’s overall retail, office and industrial
vacancy rates all fell in 2011, and all were significantly less than national averages. “It is not champaign-corkpopping time yet, but it is an improvement,” said Chris Kuehl, an economist with Armada Corporate Intelligence, who spoke at Colliers’ annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Event on Thursday afternoon. “It does seem like
more businesses are thinking about the future again.” Downtown Lawrence, however, did feel the sting of a high-profile retail closing and several office tenants that left the area. Downtown’s retail vacancy rate rose from 5.3 percent in 2010 to 7.3 percent at the end of 2011, with most of the increase coming from the clo-
sure of the 20,000-squarefoot Borders store at Seventh and New Hampshire streets. “I would tell you that the rest of downtown has held pretty steady, said Kelvin Heck, a broker for the Lawrence office of Colliers. “I know a lot of people have been talking about downtown, but I don’t think the sky is falling just yet.”
The vacancy rate for downtown office space, however, has spiked to about 21 percent. Numbers for 2010 weren’t immediately available, but Heck said the office vacancy rate clearly rose during the year. Part of the increase is because a significant amount of new space came on the market. The second floor the seven-story
building at 901 N.H. is office space. Doug Compton’s First Management Inc. hopes to move its corporate offices to the space, but it is currently vacant while First Management looks for someone to take its current office space in northern Lawrence. The downtown office market also suffered a loss as Please see VACANCY, page 2A
Details of governor’s tax plan revealed By John Milburn Associated Press
TOPEKA — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s chief lieutenants on Thursday defended his sweeping plan to overhaul the state’s income tax code, saying they believe it would benefit all segments of society and dismissing criticism that it would unfairly reward the wealthy and businesses at the expense of the poor and working class. Brownback wants to reduce the state income tax rate for some individuals and businesses to stimulate economic growth, a plan that the second-year governor hopes leads to elimination of the tax altogether. Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer told a joint meeting of the House and Senate tax committees that the changes Brownback would result in simpler system that treats taxpayers more fairly by reducing the rates for all taxpayers and ending credits and exemptions that benefit the few. “This is a great opportunity for the state of Kansas and it’s really how we move this state forward,” Colyer said. But Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley said the changes do nothing to address what he sees as the unfairness in the tax code where a person earning $30,000 pays the same rate as someone earning $30 million. “I still think there is an inequity,” said Hensley, a Topeka Democrat and member of the tax committee. The plan would end 23 tax credits, as well as exemptions and itemized deductions, including the earned income tax credit for low-income residents. The changes would begin in calendar year 2013 and be reflected in taxes filed in April 2014.
LEE CRANE, FROM OTTAWA, braved the frigid temperatures Thursday on an outing to view bald eagles in the area. Six men accompanied Jen Radar, from Prairie Park Nature Center, on the tour that started at Clinton Lake, where the eagle at top was sighted, and then to Perry Lake. Along with the eagles, the group also saw some of their nests like this one at right at the entrance to Bloomington Park on the west side of Clinton Lake. See a video from the tour at LJWorld.com.
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We’d like to see more support. Two hundred TOPEKA — Gov. Sam thousand dollars is not Brownback on Thursday proposed providing $200,000 for two million.” firstname.lastname@example.org
the arts, but arts supporters said the measure was inadequate and didn’t make up for his veto of arts funding last year. “That will not satisfy me nor anyone else who is passionate about this issue,” said Sen. Roger Reitz, R-Manhattan. But Brownback’s budget
— Sarah Carkhuff Fizell, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Citizens for the Arts director, Steve Anderson, said the proposal was an attempt to address concerns of arts supporters. “We actually listened to
programs would be provided by selling arts supporter license plates and a tax checkoff. Last year, Brownback vetoed the Legislature’s $689,000 appropriation to the Kansas Arts Commission, making Kansas the first state in the nation to end state funding of arts programs. He said that arts funding was not a core function of government, that private fundraising could replace the state funds, and that the state would still be
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what was said,” Anderson said. Brownback has proposed moving $200,000 to a new entity called the Creative Industries Commission, which would combine the Kansas Film Commission and Kansas Arts Commission and be under the Kansas Department of Commerce. The $200,000 would then be allocated to arts-related businesses that can show they can create jobs. Funding for public arts
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able to attract matching federal arts dollars. But the National Endowment for the Arts said the veto made Kansas ineligible for $1.3 million in arts support. Kansas never submitted its application for a partnership grant with the NEA. Sarah Carkhuff Fizell, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Citizens for the Arts, said she was glad that Brownback made the new proposal but hoped it would change during negotiations with the Legislature.
“We’d like to see more support,” Fizell said. “Two hundred thousand dollars is not two million,” she said. Sen. Marci Francisco, DLawrence, said there were still many unanswered questions about the proposal. Francisco said she wanted to make sure the state would be in a position to be eligible for federal and regional grants. — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-423-0668.
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DEATHS WILLIAM K. ‘PAPPY’ BYINGTON Memorial services for William K. “Pappy” Byington, MSgt, USAF Ret., 66, Lawrence are pending and will be announced by War-
ren-McElwain Mortuary. He died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 after a year-long fight with cancer.
As winter wheat plantings rise, prices post drop By Roxana Hegeman Associated Press
THOMAS H. ‘TOM’ HATTEMER SR. Thomas H. “Tom” Hattemer, Sr., 68, Oskaloosa, KS., died Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. Funeral Services will be at 3:00 PM, Monday at the Barnett Family Funeral Home, 1220 Walnut (U.S. Hwy 59) Oskaloosa, KS. Burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry, KS. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday at
the Barnett Family Funeral Home, where Mr. Hattemer will lie in state after 1:00 PM Sunday. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association or to the Jefferson County Friends of Hospice in care of the Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, KS 66066. www. barnettfamilyfh.com.
TOMIKO MEHL Tomiko Mehl was born on November 14, 1930, in Fukuoka, Japan. She was the daughter of Asao and Tozaburo Suga. She was a nurse in Japan when she met Harry Lee Mehl during the Korean War. They married in Fukuoka in 1951, and after living in several locations settled in Harry Lee’s hometown of Beloit, Kansas. He preceded her in death in 1958. Tomiko lived in Beloit
until 1988 when she moved to Lawrence to be close to her sons. Survivors include 3 sons, Charles and wife Mary, McLouth; Joe and wife Kathy, Lawrence; Ray and wife Pam, Lawrence; 8 grandchildren and 1 greatgrandchild. A small memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Vermont Towers, 1101 Vermont, in Lawrence.”
MARY BLESSING Mary Blessing of Lawrence, Kansas passed on January 11 in Lawrence at the age of 78. She was born February 12, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Southwest High School where she met her husband of 58 years, James Henry Blessing. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 1955 with an education degree. She and Jim have four children: Parthy Evans of Overland Park, Kansas; Julia Ford of Springfield, Missouri; James Blessing, Jr. of Lawrence, Kansas; and Melissa Rubin of Los Angeles, California. The family lived in Chanute, Kansas, from 1959 to 1973 where she was active in Grace Episcopal Church, the Girl Scouts of America, and other organizations. She was a pioneer of professional women earning a law degree in 1975 from Washburn University while
raising four children. Her career was primarily at Atlantic Richfield Corporation (British Petroleum) where she Blessing was a land man and natural gas marketer. She and Jim retired to Table Rock Lake in Southwest Missouri where she enjoyed serving in various church and charitable organizations. She is survived by her husband, children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. There will be a family grave-side service in Lone Jack, Missouri. The family has requested that any memorial gifts be directed to the Lawrence Humane Society. Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.
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Willis — the company that bought the former Charlton Manley insurance firm — moved its offices to suburban Johnson County. The downtown office rate also includes empty space in the former Riverfront Mall, which is now being marketed largely as an office building. It was the city’s overall vacancy rate numbers, though, that had several at Thursday’s event believing that the economy was improving. Those numbers were:
The citywide retail vacancy checked in at 4.7 percent, down from 5.4 percent. The numbers don’t yet take into account announcements by Sears and Old Navy regarding pending closures of their Lawrence stores. But brokers at Thursday’s event said interest in those South Iowa Street locations has been strong. “There is a lot of activity happening behind the scenes right now,” said Allison Vance Moore, a Colliers broker who works in the retail market. Lawrence’s retail vacancy rates were well below both
the national average of about 9.5 percent and the Kansas City average of 7 percent.
Overall office vacancy dropped slightly to 10.6 percent, down from 10.9 percent a year ago. The national average is estimated to be about 12.5 percent and the Kansas City average is a bit above 13 percent.
Industrial vacancy dropped to 6.18 percent, down from 8.2 percent a year ago. Two new East Hills Business Park tenants helped drop the total. Lawrence-based Grandstand Sportswear and Glassware took over the vacant Sauer-Danfoss building, and Plastikon took over the vacant Serologicals building. The national vacancy rate for industrial property stands at about 10 percent, while the Kansas City rate is about 6.5 percent. Heck said he is projecting that 2012 will produce slightly better results than 2011. “I think there are quite a few businesses that have gotten tired of waiting for tomorrow to be a better day,” Heck said. “They’re tired of waiting, tired of treading water, so they’re taking action now.” — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362. Follow him at Twitter.com/clawhorn_ljw.
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WICHITA — Wheat prices tumbled Thursday as a government report showed the nation’s farmers had planted winter wheat on much more of their land this season amid last year’s higher prices and easing drought conditions in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Across the country, the amount of winter wheat planted for harvest in 2012 was estimated at 41.9 million acres, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Thursday. That is an increase of 3 percent from 2011 and up 12 percent from 2010. At the Chicago Board of Trade, wheat for March delivery fell 36 cents to $6.05 a bushel. The longer-term impact on prices will be determined when it is clear if all those extra acres turn into increased production and whether dry conditions return in the spring when the wheat comes out of dormancy. Kansas farmer Jerry McReynolds, who has roughly 2,300 acres now planted in winter wheat, says that like many others, he added several hundred acres at his farm near Woodston because of the good prices and because some acres were idle after other
crops failed this summer. The rain Kansas got this fall also encouraged him to plant more winter wheat, which is hardier in the face of drought. “All those factors came together to cause us to plant more wheat and we may pay the consequences,” McReynolds said. “We don’t know about that — certainly if today is an indication ... the markets are not too good today.” McReynolds, who was attending the American Farm Bureau board meeting in Honolulu, had been anxiously awaiting the government report and checked commodity market prices on his handheld device throughout the day. “I am worried about the price of wheat because when I get home I am gonna pay for this,” McReynolds said. Farmers and agricultural analysts had anticipated that more acres would be used for winter wheat given the welcome precipitation last fall and the acres left idle after other crops failed this summer. But Kansas State University economist Dan O’Brien said most analysts had not expected that the amount of acreage planted would increase so much. O’Brien said if farmers get adequate rain or snow, those added acres would mean
more bushels come harvest that would increase supplies and could lower crop prices. “There is a lot of uncertainty and weather trends in place that really raise the question of whether that will happen,” O’Brien said. “I don’t think we can say that is going to happen yet with a lot of certainty.” The La Nina weather pattern is still hanging around and that tends to mean drier conditions this spring in wheat-growing areas, he said. Hard red winter wheat, the type used for making bread, accounts for the vast majority of the nation’s winter wheat acreage. It rose 6 percent to 30.1 million planted acres. Kansas, known as the nation’s breadbasket, planted 9.5 million acres, an 8 percent jump. Texas planted 5.9 million acres, up 11 percent from a year ago. Oklahoma seeded 5.5 million acres, an 8 percent increase. Plantings of soft red winter wheat and white winter were both down nationwide. “What it indicates is more hard red winter wheat planted,” O’Brien said. “I don’t know if we can say with a lot of confidence that will necessarily result in higher production until we work our way through this spring uncertainty.”
BRIEFLY Fight resumes to move elephants from Topeka TOPEKA — Two years after an unsuccessful effort, an animal rights group is renewing its fight to have two elephants moved from the Topeka Zoo to a Tennessee sanctuary. Animal Outreach of Kansas has erected two billboards in Topeka as part of a campaign to convince the city to retire 49-year-old Sundra and 40-year-old Tembo. They want the animals sent to The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn. The group contends the zoo does not provide enough
space, causing the elephants physical and emotional harm. Zoo director Brendan Wiley said Wednesday that the zoo is proud of the care it gives the elephants. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that two years ago, the city council room was packed when the council rejected a similar effort to move the elephants.
2 bald eagles found shot, killed in Kansas TOPEKA — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating after two bald eagles were found shot to death in Kansas.
“We think it’s solid,” Jordan said. “We think everyone will benefit from the lower personal income rate.” CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A A married couple filing jointly with one child, using the standard deductions and “The Kansas tax code is earning $50,000 would see overly complicated,” Colyer their taxes decrease about said. “It picks too many win- $223, the administration said, ners and too many losers.” using one example. Shannon Cotsoradis, president and CEO of the non- Loss of tax credits Brownback’s plan wouldn’t profit Kansas Action for Children, said the plan has use any of the state’s anthe potential for thousands of ticipated $378 million in rechildren to slip into poverty serves to pay for the tax cuts. should the tax package be- Instead, it would offset the loss of revenue by eliminatcome law. “The repeal of the earned ing tax credits, including $81 income tax credit clearly flies million for the earned inin the face of the goal of re- come tax credit and $51.7 milducing childhood poverty,” lion for the rebate for sales she said. “I think we have a tax on food. “It’s a credit for the worktough road ahead.” Cotsoradis said eliminat- ing poor” that helps pay bills, ing tax credits for adoption, Hensley said. Hensley said figures he dependent care and investment in the state’s college had from the Department of savings program would suf- Revenue project, absent tax fer in pursuit of “short-term” growth, the changes to the tax code would lead to a $90 economic gains. “The governor talked a lot million reduction in state about job growth and putting revenue in fiscal year 2013. Kansas on the path to a more That gap grows to $99 milprosperous future. That’s not lion in 2014 and declines injust about investing in tax re- crementally through 2018 to duction. You have to make a $47 million through growth similar investment in the hu- in new taxes on oil and gas man capital in our state,” she development and keeping the state sales tax rate at 6.3 said. The administration con- percent. The rate is scheduled tends that under its plan, money previously spent on to decrease to 5.7 percent the credits will instead be on July 1, 2013, keeping a spent on other social safe- promise made by legislaty net programs, including tors that it was only a temMedicaid and temporary as- porary fix to cover a budget shortfall. Brownback’s sistance benefits. Revenue Secretary Nick plan uses that higher rate Jordan, a Republican for- and subsequent growth in mer state senator, said an collections to pay for the analysis of the plan sug- income cuts. “Who’s going to vote for gests it could create as much as $1.8 billion in new that? We promised the peodisposable income over six ple of Kansas that was a temyears. The analysis was porary increase,” Hensley conducted by the agency said. “I’m not going to renege and economist Arthur Laf- on that promise. I voted for fer, who advised a study it.” A revenue spokeswoman committee that developed the proposal and headed confirmed the 2013 figure but couldn’t validate Hensley’s by Jordan.
The first eagle was found Monday in a ditch near the Ness County-Trego County line. The second eagle was found Tuesday near the Montgomery County-Wilson County line. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism said in a news release Thursday that X-rays found metal in both eagles. Bald eagles are protected by federal law. Anyone with information about the deaths of the eagles is asked to contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Topeka at 785-232-5149, or the Kansas wildlife department’s hot line at 1-877-4263843. figures for future years. Jordan has said growth generated by the overall tax changes would result in more disposable income being spent and generating sales taxes.
Democratic plan Democrats have their own tax relief plan, reviving a city-county revenue sharing program to send $45 million to local governments for property tax relief. Anti-tax organizations have given Brownback’s proposal passing marks. Ashley McMillan, president, Kansans for No Income Tax, said the plan would promote small-business in every county by eliminating their tax burden. “His plan immediately gives every working Kansan a pay raise,” she said. The Kansas Chamber of Commerce, whose political action committee is targeting Senate President Steve Morris, a Hugoton Republican, and other senators who have supported tax increases in the past, said the reforms signal that Kansas is “open for business.” “Kansas simply cannot shed private sector jobs as it has over the last decade. Kansas had fewer private sector jobs in 2011 than it did in 2001. This is a direct result of a failed ‘tax and spend’ model propagated by previous administrations,” said the group’s president, Kent Beisner.
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Business hours imposed at precincts Fighting crime is a 24-hour job, but Detroit police stations will be sticking to business hours. The department is rolling out a plan to close precincts and district headquarters to the public after 4 p.m. It’s an effort to put more officers on patrol, especially in the most besieged neighborhoods, without adding to the city’s $200 million budget deficit. The policy took effect this week in an especially tough area on the city’s east side. Over the next month, the practice will spread to the six other stations. Officers are still inside the building around the clock, but at night public access is limited to a phone in the foyer linked to a 24-hour crime-reporting unit. Smaller communities have adopted the same approach, but Detroit will be the largest American city to try it. Police Chief Ralph Godbee said the idea would “re-engineer” how the department operates. WASHINGTON, D.C.
Obama requests $1.2T hike in debt limit President Barack Obama asked Congress Thursday for another $1.2 trillion increase in the nation’s debt limit, a request that is largely a formality but which carries election-year implications. It was the third and final such request the president was allowed under a deal the White House reached with lawmakers in August to prevent a government default. Congress has 15 days to reject the president’s request. Majority House Republicans, eager to criticize the president’s spending policies, immediately announced they would hold a vote next week on a resolution of disapproval. But such a resolution would not clear the Democratic-led Senate, and the White House says Obama would veto an objection, anyway, in order to avoid default.
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TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday recommended funding for five state welfare offices, including the one in Lawrence, that last year were targeted by the governor for closure. Brownback had earlier said he would include that funding proposal and followed through with a budget request of $815,182 that now goes to the Legislature for consideration. “We are glad he did what he said he was going to,” said Douglas County Commissioner Mike Gaughan. “Now it is up to the Legislature.” Last year, the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services proposed closing nine SRS offices as a cost-cutting move. The Lawrence office was by far the
largest one on the closure list. The proposal caused a public uproar as officials said it would leave vulnerable residents without access to services. After weeks of negotiations, city and Douglas County leaders agreed to spend $450,000 over two years to the pay rent on the SRS facility in Lawrence. SRS officials agreed to try to restore state funding of the office. Four other cities hammered out similar deals. But some legislators said it wasn’t fair to force some cities to provide local funds for an SRS office while the state footed the bill in other cities. Under Brownback’s proposal, the state funding would be for the fiscal year starting July 1. Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug said that under the agreement, no local funds have been spent yet on the local Please see SRS, page 4A
KU gets major requests funded in governor’s plan TOPEKA — Kansas University fared well under the budget proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday. “KU appreciates the support of its priorities in the governor’s budget recommendations,” said KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “These initiatives are vital to advancing the mission of the University of Kansas for the benefit of our state and region,” she said. Brownback recommended $3 million in new funding to hire international-caliber research professors. KU officials have said this will help the university
maintain its membership in the Association of American Universities. He also proposed adding nearly $1.9 million more to KU Medical Center’s medical scholarship program. And he included the annual $5 million appropriation to the KU Cancer Center to help its effort in getting National Cancer Center Institute designation. The governor’s budget now goes to the Legislature for consideration. Gray-Little said she looked forward to discussing the budget issues with legislators. — Scott Rothschild
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Checking email after hours is overtime Brazilian workers who find themselves answering work emails on their smartphones after the end of their shifts can qualify for overtime under a new law. The new legislation was approved by President Dilma Rousseff last month. It says that company emails to workers are equivalent to orders given directly to the employee. Labor attorneys told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper this makes it possible for workers answering emails after hours to ask for overtime pay. ALABAMA
Missing teen Holloway declared dead The parents of Natalee Holloway looked on somberly as a judge on Thursday declared their child dead, more than six years after the American teenager vanished during a high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba. “We’ve been dealing with her death for the last six and a half years,” Dave Holloway said after a brief hearing. He said the judge’s order closes one chapter in a long ordeal, but added: “We’ve still got a long way to go to get justice. Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba on May 30, 2005. The 18-year-old was last seen leaving a SECOND-GRADERS AT QUAIL RUN SCHOOL FLEX THEIR MUSCLES as they participate in Body Venture Thursday at the school. Body Venture bar early that morning with a young Dutchman, Jois a traveling exhibit that takes students on an 11-stop tour of the body, primarily focusing on teaching healthy lifestyles. ran van der Sloot. Her body was never found and the ensuing searches for the young woman would reap intense media scrutiny and worldwide attention. Thursday’s hearing was scheduled long before van der Sloot — a suspect questioned in Holloway’s disappearance — pleaded guilty Wednesday in Peru to the 2010 murder of a woman he met at a casino in Lima. Stephany Flores, 21, was killed five years to the day after Holloway, an 18-year-old from the wealthy Alex Garrison ing the power of one,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook, disappeared. “They’re learning through service for others.” MOSCOW Representatives from each school in the district then gave Hefty space junk to crash soon Students from across the presentations about the fundLawrence school district are raisers and donation drives, sacA Russian spacecraft designed to burnish the naworking to answer a particular rifices of pennies and candies, tion’s faded space glory in a mission to one of Mars’ question. It’s a question that that they organized and particimoons has turned into one of the heaviest, most may — like them — seem small, pated in throughout the school toxic pieces of space junk ever. but is ultimately powerful. It’s year so far. Many touched on It will come crashing down to Earth in a few days. the question Martin Luther King the theme of the program and The Russian space agency Roscosmos’ latest Jr. described as “life’s most urof their community efforts, also forecast has the unmanned Phobos-Ground probe gent:” What are you doing for derived from a King quote: “Evfalling out of Earth’s orbit Sunday or Monday, with others? Alex Garrison/Journal-World Photo erybody can be great because the median time placing it over the Indian Ocean just They gathered at Free State anybody can serve.” QUAIL RUN SCHOOL STUDENTS talk about the money they north of Madagascar. It said the precise time and High School on Thursday for Christian Faulkner and Anna raised to send assistance to children in Uganda through Heifer place of its uncontrolled plunge can only be deterthe district’s annual event honKitchen, fifth-graders at SunInternational as part of the Lawrence school district’s annual mined later, and unless someone actually spots fiery oring King to talk about how the flower School, talked about the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Thursday at Free State streaks in the sky, no one may ever know where any hundreds of hours of commumoney students and parents High School. Pictured from left are Jordan Hauber, fifth-grader; surviving pieces end up. nity service they’ve done helps raised for a boy diagnosed with Gabriella Aubel, fourth-grader; Jackson Bone, second-grader; Ella Space experts agree it’s unlikely to pose big risks. answer this question and enrich non-Hodgkin lymphoma. That Marshall, second grader; and Charlie Moorer, second-grader. At 14.6 tons, the Phobos-Ground is one of the their communities. little boy was Christian himheaviest spacecraft ever to plummet to Earth, Superintendent Rick Doll self, and he talked about how considerably larger than the two defunct satellites opened the event by saying that by King was a main educational “From preschool to high that fell to Earth last fall and landed in the water. It’s “living the legacy” of service left goal for the schools. school, our students are learnPlease see MLK, page 4A cylindrical and about the size of a van.
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Plan would keep school funding at same level, build up state cash reserves By John Hanna Associated Press
TOPEKA — A tight, $14.1 billion budget outlined Thursday by Gov. Sam Brownback would keep state funding flat for Kansas public schools and build up cash reserves in an attempt to promote the state’s long-term financial health. Brownback’s spending plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1 does increase the state tax dollars set aside for social services as the administration prepares to overhaul the Medicaid program, which provides health coverage for the needy. However, it also quickly drew criticism because it would cut support for children’s programs from the state’s share of past legal settlements with tobacco companies. His proposed budget would reopen a corrections camp in Oswego in southeastern Kansas to ease crowding in the state’s prisons, and it would use $10 million in revenues generated by new state-owned casinos to pay off the bonds that financed an underground
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GOV. SAM BROWNBACK, center, delivers his State of the State address Wednesday. Sitting behind him are House Speaker Mike O’Neal, left, and Senate President Steve Morris. Brownback outlined his budget for 2012 Thursday.
parking garage completed at the Statehouse in 2004. Brownback’s recommendations don’t include a general pay raise for state government workers. Release of the budget followed Brownback’s promise Wednesday night in his State of the State address to seek $465 million in cash reserves at the end of June 2013, as a financial cushion. The governor also outlined a sweeping proposal to rewrite the state’s
individual income tax code, cutting rates and helping business operators whose earnings are taxed as personal income. “The budget’s all about fiscal stability,” Brownback’s budget director, Steve Anderson, said before briefing lawmakers. “The tax plan is all about economic prosperity, and the two are married.” The budget plan calls for spending a little less than $6.1 billion in general state revenues on government programs, compared to a little more than $6.1 billion under the current budget. The difference is about $39 million, or a little less than 1 percent. The overall budget, including the portion financed with federal funds, would drop 4.1 percent, or $597 million, from the current budget’s estimated total of $14.7 billion. The drop proposed by Brownback partly reflects a decline in federal transportation and disaster relief funds. But Brownback’s administration also expects federal funds to decrease in the future as the federal govern-
ment wrestles with its own financial problems. Anderson told reporters that the state’s commitment of its tax dollars to social services is rising — by about 2.5 percent overall, to nearly $1.6 billion — because the federal government is decreasing its share of payments for states’ Medicaid programs. Kansas doesn’t have a separate “rainy day” fund, as other states do, and uses its reserves as a cushion for emergencies and against bad economic times. As for the entire budget, “I didn’t really see anything that was something that’s going to be totally unpalatable,” said Sen. Carolyn McGinn, chairwoman of the budget-writing Ways and Means Committee.
‘No justification’ Some educators and Democratic legislators contend that with the state’s finances improving it ought to reverse some of the cuts. “To say that all school districts would get no less than what they’ve gotten before
doesn’t really answer the question of, what about those districts that need more money?” said Rep. Barbara Ballard, a Lawrence Democrat who serves on the House Appropriations Committee. Brownback’s proposed budget allocates about $39 million in tobacco settlement funds to programs such as early childhood education. That’s down 32 percent from the nearly $58 million in this year’s budget. The governor’s budget assumes only $40 million in tobacco funds in the next fiscal year, and the administration says it reflects uncertainties about the amount and timing of their arrival. But a state advisory group that monitors the spending projected that Kansas will receive $56 million in tobacco funds during the next fiscal year. And Shannon Cotsoradis, president and chief executive officer of Kansas Action for Children, said the change could hurt thousands of children. “There’s no justification,” she said.
Rev It Up! raises over $6K for organization A downtown hot rod event earned $6,463 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County. Last fall, the Rev It Up! Hot Rod Hullabaloo was held in South Park. The show, which was free to the public, had more than 220 hot rods, custom cars, classic cars and motorcycles. More than 600 people attended. The event also featured live bands, food and arts-and-crafts booths. Money collected from car registrations, food sales and vendor fees were donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. The organization supports youth-based mentoring programs, reaching 500 children each year. The Rev It Up! Hot Rod Hullabaloo will be held again in October as a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Kansas, clinics on verge of ending federal suit
WICHITA (AP) — Two Kansas doctors who filed suit in state and federal courts over new rules for abortion clinics are preparing to drop one of the lawsuits. Dr. Herbert Hodes and his daughter, Dr. Traci Nauser, perform abortions at offices in Overland Park. They sued last year after the Kansas health department issued rules reflecting a new state law regulating abortion clinics. Documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court indicate that lawyers for the doctors and the state will seek dismissal of the federal lawsuit. That lawsuit focused on an early version of fect snow could mean parts the rules. of Michigan and northern Indiana could get up to a foot. “I love it. I make money plowing snow and I’m all about snowmobiling, so I love it,” Moser said. “We CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3A haven’t had enough snow to do much.” The storm was an annoy- SRS office. The first payment ance for most commuters, is due in February, he said. He said local officials are and authorities said it caused hundreds of traffic acci- hoping the state provides all dents and at least three road the funding so no local funds deaths — two in Iowa and will have to be expended. Under Brownback’s budget one in Missouri. And while some lucky grade-schoolers plan, he also proposes transcheered an unexpected day ferring many of the functions of sledding, hundreds of of SRS to a new Department would-be air travelers had to of Aging and Disability Serscramble to come up with a vices and renaming SRS as the Department for Children Plan B. More than 400 flights and Families. It was unclear how this were canceled at O’Hare International Airport on would affect the Lawrence Thursday and flights that SRS office. In July there were did depart were delayed 20 87 filled positions at the Lawminutes, on average, be- rence SRS office, and in Decause of deicing, the Chica- cember that had decreased to go Department of Aviation 72, according to SRS spokessaid. Across town at Mid- woman Angela De Rocha. She way International Airport, said most of the decrease was more than 100 flights were attributed to the state’s early canceled, although South- voluntary retirement program. west Airlines said it planned to resume its flights Thurs- — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-423-0668. day evening.
Midwest gets first big snowstorm of warm winter MILWAUKEE (AP) — An unusually mild winter finally gave way to the Midwest’s first big snowstorm of the season Thursday, blanketing a region unfazed by a white Thanksgiving in a layer of powder and pack that forced all-too-happy snow plow drivers off their couches and into the streets. The storm dumped several inches of snow on western parts of Wisconsin and Iowa before moving eastward into Milwaukee, St. Louis and Chicago, where up to eight inches were expected to fall by this morning. In a typical year, such a storm would hardly register in the upper Midwest. But the atmospheric patterns, including the Pacific pattern known as La Nina, that have conspired to make this an unusually icy winter in Alaska have kept it abnormally warm in parts of the lower 48 states used to more snow. For Steve Longo, a 47-yearold chiropractor from Wauwatosa, Wis., the wait to try out the cross country skis he got for Christmas was excruciating. He and friend Alex Ng, 56, wasted no time in hit-
ing to be snow.” The storm dumped 2 to 6 inches of snow on eastern Iowa by Thursday evening, and was expected to drop 3 to 8 inches total on southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois as it moves further into the Northeast on Friday, according to Richard Castro, a National Weather Service meteorologist. While the dry weather has been an unexpected boon to many cash-strapped communities, which have saved big by not having to pay for plowing, salting and sanding their streets, it has hurt the seasonable businesses that bank on the snow. “If people don’t see it in their yards they are not likely to come out and ski and snowboard so this is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful for us,” said Kim Engel, owner of Sunburst Ski area in Kewaskum in southeastern Wisconsin, as she watched the snow come David Mercer/AP Photo down out the window. Rob Moser, a snow plow ting the trails at the Lapham “I wasn’t worried,” Longo driver from Elkhart, Ind., Peak cross country ski area, said. “I was just anxious.” said he couldn’t wait for the about 25 miles west of Mil“This is Wisconsin,” a con- flakes to start to fall. The waukee. fident Ng said. “There’s go- weather service said lake ef-
A MAN CLEARS SNOW from a sidewalk Thursday in downtown Champaign, Ill. Many parts of Illinois were receiving their first significant snowfalls of the winter Thursday with anywhere from an inch to several inches expected.
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Leavenworth County will proceed with a Feb. 28 election for the recall of Basehor Mayor Terry Hill after a judge’s ruling Thursday afternoon. But Hill said Thursday that he plans to appeal the ruling. Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski said Thursday that she would move ahead with plans to place Hill on a recall ballot for Feb. 28 along with Basehor City Council members Dennis Mertz and Iris Dysart, unless she receives a court order to stop. Klasinski has said she would need to begin preparing absentee ballots today for the recall election. Hill said he was not sure how his appeal would affect the election process, but what was more important was making sure that he was not placed on the ballot improperly. “I don’t care how long it takes them to get it right,” Hill said. “Just get it right.” Hill filed suit last month to challenge the validity of his recall petition. Though he ruled for the recall election to proceed, the judge did determine that two of the four grounds cited in the petition to recall the mayor were not sufficient on their own to prompt an election. Those two invalid grounds — accusing Hill of failing to “pre-
side at all meetings” and of misusing public funds in connection with purchases made with a city credit card — cannot be posted at recall polling sites, the judge ruled. The accusation that Hill had “failed to preside” at all city council meetings, which cited one instance when Hill left a meeting before it ended and allegedly shouted “I resign,” did not provide any evidence that the mayor had a pattern of failing to preside at meetings, the judge wrote, and the mayor is not forbidden from being absent on occasion. And the allegation regarding the mayor’s purchases with a city credit card did not contain evidence that he had misused public funds, the judge said. The purchases cited were a scanner and coffee maker that the mayor had delivered to his home and meals that he purchased near his place of work in Johnson County. But just because he sent items to his home and purchased meals in another city, the judge wrote, did not mean that he misused public funds. “To be legally sufficient, the facts in support of the grounds for recall must contain more than innuendo of misconduct,” the judge wrote. Hill has said that the purchases in question were for his office at Basehor City Hall, and he’d had them sent to his home because he bought them with his personal Amazon.com account
in order to receive free shipping. He also said the meals he’d purchased with city funds were in connection with city business. The judge ruled that the other two grounds for the mayor’s recall — accusations that Hill modified the contract of former City Administrator Mark Loughry to provide additional health benefits for his family and authorized a $50,000 severance check for Loughry, without City Council approval for either action — would stand as sufficient, meaning the election should continue. But Hill said he believed that because the judge threw out two of the accusations against him, the signatures on his recall petition were invalid. Some residents may have signed the petition because those accusations were listed, he said. “Who knows?” Hill said. “Those signatures shouldn’t count.” Basehor attorney Jeffery Sutton, representing Hill, made a similar argument during a court hearing Wednesday. He also said he disagrees that the remaining two accusations are valid. The mayor has said that City Council members authorized the additional health benefits for Loughry’s family and that the severance payment to Loughry was provided for in the former administrator’s contract.
personally the efforts had already helped him. “I know cancer cannot invade the soul,” he said. Emma Krause, a fifth-grader from New York School, said that King’s legacy was felt through the tolerance and support at her school. “Children of all colors can learn and play together,” she said. Abby Afful, a fourth-grader at Kennedy School, passed on the wisdom of the golden rule for making sure this remained true. “If you don’t want something done to you, don’t do it to others,” she said during her part of the presentation. Broken Arrow School second-grader Aiden Berndsen-Perez talked about his school’s anti-bullying efforts and the nearly 1,000 pounds of food collected for Just Food, the Douglas County food bank. Langston Hughes fifth-grader Ashley Dykes told of her school’s pop-tab collection for Ronald McDonald House, a charity that supports families of seriously ill children. South Middle School sixth-grader Diamonique Vann said students at her school were “learning to care and caring to learn” through their various programs. Quail Run students spoke not just of a local community but a global one. They raised more than $500 and bought three goats to help feed chil-
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the ceremony. Winn said he hoped to inspire students to be strong community members through doing “push-ups,” an acronym for giving and growing — Pattern yourself after leaders, Urge yourself to continue education, Share with your community and look to Heights to dream big.
dren in Africa through a program called Heifer International. The Sunflower School choir sang a spiritual and a folk song before the Rev. Paul Winn Jr., of the Lawrence Ecumenical Fellowship, closed
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The USDA announced Monday that it would be closing 259 offices and other department centers as part of a plan to save $150 million a year. Among the offices set to close is the Food Safety Inspection Service district office at 4920 Bob Billings Parkway. The office has eight employees, all of whom will be offered an opportunity to transfer to other jobs within USDA, said Matt Herrick, a department spokesman in Washington, D.C. “We will support them with transfer incentives,” he said. The Lawrence office is set to close by Sept. 30, 2013, as its management support is consolidated with another of the district’s remaining 10 district offices.
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stolen between 1:30 and 2:10 p.m. Monday from the 2600 block of Skyview Court, according to police records. • A 20-year-old Kansas University student reported that his 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix valued at $12,000 was stolen between 6 p.m. Monday and 1 a.m. Tuesday from the 3100 block of Ousdahl Road, according to police records. • Douglas County prosecutors have charged a 24-year-old Lawrence woman with aggravated battery after an altercation in the Burrito King drivethru lane. Prosecutors filed the charges against April Ann Jones, who was arrested early Jan. 1 after she was accused of battering a woman outside Burrito King, 900 Ill. Police said a 31-year-old Lawrence woman said the fight began when her vehicle rolled and struck the vehicle in front of her. The victim alleged Jones and another woman then got out of their vehicle and began hitting her. The 31-year-old woman was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment, and police later arrested Jones, who posted $750 bond and was given notice to appear in court Thursday. Police said at the time they did not find the second suspect. • A 32-year-old Lawrence man whom police subdued with a Taser in downtown Lawrence last May has reached a diversion agreement with prosecutors, his attorney said in court
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INJURY ACCIDENT A 34-year-old Sebring, Fla., man was injured in an accident on the Kansas Turnpike near Lawrence on Thursday. According to Kansas Turnpike Authority records, Jason Taylor lost control of his 2007 Ford compact car because of ice in the roadway. Taylor then struck the barrier and overturned.
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Abby Afful, fourth-grader at Kennedy School, Lawrence “It means a lot — it helps the community.”
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Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith will kick off the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics’ 2012 Presidential Lecture Series on Jan. 29. Smith, a former director of the institute, will speak about what separates successful presidents from the those deemed failures, according to an email announcement from the institute. Bill Lacy, the director of the institute, is scheduled to conduct an interview with Smith at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the institute, 2350 Petefish Drive. The institute will announce additional Presidential Lecture Series programs throughout the semester.
Ten jobs in the news and advertising departments are being eliminated at the Journal-World and its sister weekly newspapers, managers told employees Thursday. Additionally, other positions recently vacated by resignations will not be filled, said Ralph Gage, director of special projects. The contraction of the workforce is a direct result of the economic conditions affecting the company, he said. He added that the company will continue to evaluate its needs and opportunities in the markets it serves.
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Shelter Inc. employee faces child sex crime charges By George Diepenbrock firstname.lastname@example.org
A 46-year-old Lawrence man who worked at an agency that helps teenagers faces three sex crime charges, according to Douglas County District Court records. Authorities said the man worked at The Shelter Inc., which has an office at 105 W. 11th St., and also operates emergency residential care for teenagers who are often placed through the court system. Staff members also assist law enforcement with juvenile cases. Lawrence police have said they were made aware of the allegations only on Dec. 29 and were working with Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services workers on the investigation. Police arrested the man late Dec. 29, and he posted $25,000 bond Jan. 4. He was given notice to appear in court Thursday afternoon, and prosecutors with the Kansas Attorney General’s Office have filed charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, criminal sodomy and indecent liberties with a child for alleged acts that began in October, according to court records. The charges list the victims between the ages of 14 and 16. Douglas County prosecutors asked the attorney general’s office to handle the case, and an outside judge is presiding as well, authorities said. “Given the suspect worked for an agency we work closely with, we felt it necessary to request the attorney general’s office assume prosecution of the matter to remove any appearance of conflict of interest,” Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said Thursday. “We of course take the kids’ safety very seriously,” said Judy Culley, The Shelter’s executive director. “Any allegation of any kind is al-
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GOP rallies around Romney after hits on Bain By Kasie Hunt and Thomas Beaumont Associated Press
GREER, S.C. — An array of Republicans and conservatives — including some of Mitt Romney’s sharpest critics — rushed to the GOP presidential front-runner’s defense Thursday to counter efforts to paint the former venture capitalist as a jobkiller. Under fire, Romney rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry backed off from directly attacking Romney’s tenure at the helm of Bain Capital. “We’re disappointed” with the line of criticism, said Thomas Donohue, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The business group doesn’t endorse in presidential campaigns, but Donohue said: “We think Romney has had a pretty good track record. Perfect? Hell no, but
damn good.” Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who ran against Romney four years ago, wrote in an online letter: “It’s surprising to see so many Republicans embrace that left-wing argument against capitalism.” And another 2008 foe, former New York mayor Rudy Romney Giuliani, told Fox News Channel: “I’m shocked at what they are doing. I’m going to say it’s ignorant. Dumb. It’s building something we should be fighting — ignorance of the American economic system.” Romney’s new defenders — many of whom have long histories of disagreeing with the former Massachusetts gover-
nor — argued that the attacks on his business record undermined the GOP’s identity and weakened the party’s chief argument against Democratic President Barack Obama, that federal intrusion has stymied the economy’s recovery. And while the latest comments were more a rejection of attacks on Romney’s record at Bain than an endorsement of Romney as a candidate, they signaled a warming toward Romney by a cross-section of the GOP as his party struggles to settle on a more conservative alternative. They also signaled that attempts by Gingrich, a former House speaker, and Perry, the Texas governor, to cast Romney as a cold-blooded predator in the business world appeared to be backfiring badly — and playing right into the Romney campaign’s hands. A prominent fundraiser
in South Carolina — Barry Wynn — shifted his support from Perry to Romney in light of those attacks, which he said had crossed the line in a political party that values free-market capitalism. “I’ve been fighting for this cause most of my life,” Wynn said. “It’s like fingernails on the chalkboard. It just kind of irritated you to hear those kind of attacks.” The controversy over Romney’s Bain tenure began last weekend when Gingrich, seeking a rebound for his candidacy if not revenge for attack ads that crippled his campaign in Iowa, sought to undercut the central rationale of his chief rival’s candidacy — that Romney’s business background made him the strongest Republican to take on Obama. Perry, whose campaign also is in trouble, joined in.
Both are accusing Romney of being a fat-cat venture capitalist during his days running Bain, laying off workers as he restructured companies and filled his own pockets. But the criticism of both Gingrich and Perry has been swift, with opponents Rick Santorum and Ron Paul refusing to attack Romney’s time at Bain, and others fearful about bloodying the Republican most likely to become the party’s nominee. “If you believe what the Obama administration is doing is a direct assault on the private sector and as Republicans we believe that’s the wrong approach, you can’t turn around and say what is going on in the private sector is wrong,” said Jim Dyke, a GOP strategist in South Carolina who is uncommitted to a candidate in the Jan. 21 primary.
Young voters propelling 76-year-old Ron Paul’s campaign By Beth Fouhy
IVY LITTLEJOHN, 13, OF PACOLET, S.C., WATCHES as Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks Wednesday in West Columbia, S.C.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — A 76-year-old great-grandfather who gives eye-glazing speeches on monetary policy, displays a crotchety streak and disappears from the Republican campaign trail for days at a time to rest is captivating young voters. Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s libertarian message of less government, personal liberty and ending U.S. military involvement overseas clicks with young people, who are supplying zest for his stronger-than-expected presidential campaign. Nearly half of all voters under 30 went for Paul in the first two states to vote, helping to propel him to a second-place finish in the New Hampshire primary and third place in Iowa’s leadoff caucuses. Why would young people gravitate to the oldest guy in the field? “Freedom is a young idea,” says Eddie Clearwater, a 22-year-old Des Moines pho-
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tographer who attended a Ron Paul party in Ankeny, Iowa, earlier this month. “All of his policies are such a good, radical change. It’s what we need.” Paul’s campaign events are charged with an energy that any politician would love, attracting an eclectic band of youthful activists ranging from preppy college students to blue collar workers to artists sporting piercings and dreadlocks. At his party after the New Hampshire primary, there were spontaneous chants of “Ron Paul Revolution! Give us back our
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Constitution” and “President Paul! President Paul!” A tickled Paul told the cheering crowd: “Freedom is a wonderful idea, and that’s why I get so excited. But I really get excited when I see young people saying it.” “We are dangerous to the status quo of this country,” said Paul, who seems to relish making political mischief and has taken on the role of a feisty attacker in some of the GOP debates. While Paul is unlikely to win the GOP nomination and young voters make up a rela-
tively small slice of the electorate — 12 percent in the New Hampshire primary and 15 percent in the Iowa caucuses — their lopsided support has made Paul a force to be reckoned with in the 2012 campaign. And it could prompt a more serious consideration of his views by Republicans and Democrats alike. “Ron Paul is bringing unorthodox ideas to the marketplace that don’t fit with the conventional pillars of either political party,” said Matthew Segal of OurTime.org, a nonpartisan group that promotes political participation among young people. “And because young people today are a uniquely independentminded generation, he’s resonating with them.” According to polling-place interviews conducted for The Associated Press and the television networks, 53 percent of under-30 voters in New Hampshire and 35 percent in Iowa identified as independents or something else. They are not establish-
ment Republicans, and not as supportive of the tea party movement as their elders. Paul’s critics sometimes poke fun at his popularity with that age group, suggesting they are mainly attracted to his anti-war message and support for liberalizing drug laws, which are both far outside the Republican mainstream. But the stereotypes belie the reality facing young people. Polling-place interviews in New Hampshire and Iowa found younger voters in both states were just as likely as older voters to cite the economy as their top concern. Paul won among younger voters who said the economy is the most important issue. Overall, he drew 46 percent of under-30 voters in New Hampshire, beating front-runner Mitt Romney by a full 20 percentage points in that age group. In Iowa, he got 48 percent of the youth vote, 12 points higher than top-two-finishers Romney and Rick Santorum combined.
Obama, DNC raise $68M in final 3 months of 2011 By Ken Thomas Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hauled in more than $68 million for his campaign and the Democratic Party during the final three months of 2011, a show of force that allows him to compete — for now at least — in the new reality of freewheeling outside political groups. The latest infusion of money, announced Thursday, adds up to more than $220 million in 2011 for the president’s reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee, putting Obama far ahead of other Republican presidential candidates. In most years, it might amount to a substantial fundraising advantage, but a flurry of super PACs and big-dollar independent groups have changed the rules of campaign money. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said in a video to supporters that they collected more than $42 million for the quarter, with the DNC bringing in more than $24 million, along with $1 million for a joint fund to help state parties in key states. That beat an internal goal of $60 million combined for the quarter. It came a day after the campaign of Republican front-runner Mitt Romney said it had raised $56 million for the primary through Dec. 31, including $24 million during the final three months of 2011. Yet, even with the current money advantage over Romney and the rest of the GOP field, Democrats are hoping to remain competitive with Republicans because of the dominance of outside groups. GOP-supportive super PACs have raised tens of millions of dollars this primary season.
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Panetta assures Afghans of full probe into Marines video By Pauline Jelinek and Robert Burns Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Pentagon leaders scrambled Thursday to contain damage from an Internet video purporting to show four Marines urinating on Taliban corpses — an act that appears to violate international laws of warfare and further strains U.S.-Afghan relations. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called Afghan President Hamid Karzai to offer assurances of a full investigation and the top Marine general promised an internal probe as well as a criminal one. Investigators moved quickly to identify and interview at least two of the four Marines. They were members of a battalion that fought for seven months in former Taliban strongholds in southern Afghanistan. Their unit, the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, returned from Helmand province to its home base at Camp Lejeune, N.C., last September. Marine officials said that a battalion officer confirmed to investigators on Thursday, based on his examination of the video, that the four men depicted urinating had been members of the battalion. Two have since
moved on to other units. As the video spread across the Internet in postings and re-postings, U.S. officials joined with Afghans in calling it shocking, deplorable, inhumane and a breach of military standards of conduct. It shows men in Marine combat gear standing in a semicircle urinating on the bodies of three men in standard Afghan clothing, one whose chest was covered in blood. It’s not certain whether the dead were Taliban fighters, civilians or someone else. The incident will likely further hurt ties with Karzai’s government and complicate negotiations over a strategic partnership arrangement meant to govern the presence of U.S. troops and advisers in Afghanistan after most international combat troops withdraw by the end of 2014. It also comes at a delicate time in relations among the United States, Afghanistan’s elected government and the Taliban insurgency fighting for both territorial control and cultural and religious preeminence in Afghanistan. The U.S. is trying to foster peace talks between the Karzai government and the Pakistan-based Taliban high command, and has made unprecedented offers to build trust with the
insurgents, including the planned opening of a Taliban political office to oversee talks. Anti-American sentiment is already on the rise in Afghanistan, especially among Afghans who have not seen improvements to their daily lives despite billions of dollars in international aid. They also have deplored the accidental killing of civilians during NATO airstrikes and argue that foreign troops have culturally offended the Afghan people, mostly when it comes to activities involving women and the Quran, the Muslim holy book. Pentagon officials said the criminal investigation would likely look into whether the Marines violated laws of war, which include prohibitions against photographing or mishandling bodies and detainees. It also appeared to violate the U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice, which governs conduct. Thus, some or all of the four Marines could face a military court-martial or other disciplinary action. Karzai called the video “completely inhumane.” The Afghan Defense Ministry called it “shocking.” And the Taliban issued a statement accusing U.S. forces of committing numerous “indignities” against the Afghan people.
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Notable A few companies want to replace the crude vibration motors in today’s phones and tablets with something that provides a much wider range of sensations, allowing you to feel the rumble of a Harley or the reverberation of a shotgun blast. The new technology can even let you feel the outlines of a button on the screen. At the International Consumer Electronics Show, the gigantic gadget conclave in Las Vegas this week, a company called Artificial Muscle Inc. demonstrated how it can make mobile devices shake and rattle with great realism, employing a technology that uses plastics that function like muscles
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Retail sales weaken in Dec. but cap record year By Martin Crutsinger Associated Press
WASHINGTON — America’s retailers enjoyed a record 2011 and their first $400 billion sales months ever. But the final month of the year was a dud. Sales eked out a 0.1 percent increase in December, to a seasonally adjusted $400.6 billion. It was the second straight month that sales topped $400 billion. The government revised November sales to show a 0.4 percent gain, twice the original estimate. December’s increase, though, was the weakest in seven months. Excluding volatile auto purchases, overall sales actually fell 0.2 percent. It was the first such drop since May 2010. But analysts said they still expect consumers to help the economy strengthen further, especially because businesses have stepped up hiring. More jobs mean more people with money to spend. “Although consumer spending is not particularly robust, households do continue to spend and provide moderate support for the overall economy,” said Steven Wood, chief economist at Insight Economics. For all of 2011, sales totaled a record $4.7 trillion. That was a gain of nearly 8 percent over 2010 — the largest percentage increase since 1999. Steady sales gains have fueled a 20 percent surge from
the low during the Great Recession. Monthly sales are even 6 percent above their pre-recession high. The figures confirm evidence that the economy was strengthening as 2011 ended. Part of the reason for December’s weak showing was lower gasoline prices. Those prices reduced sales at gasoline stations. Excluding gas stations, overall retail sales would have risen 0.3 percent in December. Another factor was heavy discounting during the holiday shopping season. Many retailers said they had to offer cut prices in December to attract shoppers. The sluggish retail-sales data followed a report this week that consumers raised their borrowing in November by the most in a decade. Many might have charged more spending to their credit cards because their pay has all but stagnated. The savings rate has also declined. Continued job growth may be needed to sustain spending increases. In the meantime, Thursday’s news “reminds us that the economy is still struggling,” said Michelle Meyer, an economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “This is the recovery of fits and starts.” Separately, more people applied for unemployment benefits last week. Applications rose 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 399,000. But the gain was due largely to companies shedding workers after the holiday season.
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By Mark Thiessen and Rachel D’oro Associated Press
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — The worst winter anyone can remember in Alaska has piled snow so high people can’t see out the windows, kept a tanker in ice-choked waters from delivering fuel on time and turned snow-packed roofs into sled runs. While most of the nation has gone without much seasonal snow, the state already known for winter is buried in weather that has dumped more than twice as much snow as usual on its largest city, brought out the National Guard and put a run on snow shovels. As a Russian tanker crawled toward the iced-in coastal community of Nome to bring in much-needed fuel, weather-weary Alaskans awoke Thursday to more of the white stuff — more than a foot was expected to fall in Anchorage — and said enough was enough. “The scary part is, we still have three more months to go,” said Kathryn Hawkins, a veterinarian who lives in the coastal community of Valdez, about 100 miles southeast of Anchorage. “I look out and go, ‘Oh my gosh, where can it all go?’” The city has seen more than 26 feet of snowfall since November. Snow is piled 8 feet high outside Hawkins’ home and she can’t see out the front or back of her house. Her 12-year-old son has been sliding off the roof into the yard. In the nearby fishing community of Cordova, the Alaska National Guard is out helping clear snow from
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ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS HELP DIG OUT the fishing town of Cordova, Alaska, on Sunday. Dozens of National Guard troops are helping Cordova recover from massive snows that have collapsed roofs, trapped some people in homes and triggered avalanches. streets and roofs. The city already been buried under 172 inches of snow since November; snow began falling again after midnight Wednesday. “You actually get to a point where it almost becomes it’s expected, that it’s going to be snowing,” said Teresa Benson, a Cordova resident and district manager for the National Forest Service. The city is struggling with a place to put the snow that has already fallen before dealing with more. Front-end loaders are taking scoop after scoop of snow from large dump piles to a snow-melting machine. “That’s our big issue, getting our snow dumps cleared for the next barrage of snow,” Cordova spokesman Allen Marquette said. More than 186 inches of snow has fallen in Cordova this season, including 59 inch-
es for the first 10 days of January alone, according to the National Weather Service. The seasonal record of 221.5 inches was set in 1955-56. Anchorage had 88 inches fall as of Thursday — more than twice the average snowfall of 30.1 inches for the same time period. The weather service counts July 1 through the end of June as a snow season. This year’s total already broke the record 77.3 inches that fell during the same time period in the 1993-94 season, and another 3 inches has fallen since midnight Wednesday. If it keeps up, Anchorage is on track to have the snowiest winter ever, surpassing the previous record of 132.8 inches in 1954-55. “Alaska is definitely getting the big dump,” said Bill Patzert, a climate expert at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Nursery cares for orphaned seal pups By Mike Corder Associated Press
AMSTERDAM — Storms that have lashed the Dutch coast this year have created a wave of orphaned baby seals — some so young their umbilical cords are still attached — wrenched from their mothers and washed up on beaches and dikes. An existing seal nursery near the northern city of Groningen has been so inundated with pups and older seals in recent weeks it has erected a temporary tent to house them in tanks and baths while they are nurtured back to health. They will eventually be returned to the wild. Storms and high tides create problems for seals because the sand banks where they bask remain underwa-
ter, said Lenie ‘t Hart, who founded the nursery formally known as the Seal Rehabilitation and Research Center. American volunteer Torrey Utne, of Boston, Massachusetts, said Thursday that in the last 10 days, more than 100 seals have been brought to the center for treatment and it now houses some 350 of the marine mammals. Many of them are young pups known as “screamers” for their high-pitched whining. “They are little babies missing their moms pretty much, so it sounds like babies crying,” said 23-year-old Utne, who has been working at the nursery since late last year. In November, there were around 140 seals at the nursery, Utne said. “But since then, the numbers have exploded.”
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Board duties Community input is good, but advisory groups shouldn’t be used to perform duties that should be handled by paid staff or elected officials.
awrence public school board members and district administrators must have had some time on their hands as they waited for the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Working Group to present its plan for the future of the district’s buildings. While that group extends its reporting deadline with no sign of consensus, the school board this week agreed to form yet another advisory group, a five-member Finance Advisory Committee. This committee, to be appointed next month, will be tasked with helping board members and administrators better understand district budget challenges and opportunities. School closings and budget problems are paramount issues that need to be addressed, and time is running short. This begs the question: Shouldn’t the school board and district administrators be leading efforts to face these challenges? Community input and feedback are important and needed, but assigning advisory groups to study issues that ultimately must be decided by the board may not be the best way to get public input about problems that must be solved in a timely manner. The school board has extended the deadline for the elementary school group to produce a recommendation until Feb. 15, but it seems unlikely the group will reach consensus on significant recommendations even with the extension. Now the board wants to create a Financial Advisory Committee to review monthly bills and contracts, compare district budgets and spending with those in other districts and study other specific topics set by the board, then offer recommendations to the board. All of these tasks already are or could be handled by the district’s existing staff who are hired to study issues and make recommendations to the board. Why is the board seeking a group of volunteers to also perform those duties? Even if a stellar group of volunteers is recruited to serve on the Finance Advisory Committee, it will take weeks for them just to get up to speed on financial issues facing the district. Even then, they won’t have as many insights as the district’s staff brings to the table. Budget decisions are looming and there is little chance a new advisory group can provide any significant guidance in time for this year’s budget deliberations. The community elected a school board and employs a professional staff that has colleagues and state education leaders with whom to confer and resources to tap for any issue needing to be addressed. They must be the leaders who collect the community’s thoughts, wishes and needs and then make the sound, timely and unemotional decisions to direct the district’s future. It’s time for Lawrence school board members and administrators to take back control and do their jobs.
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Ron Paul is campaign’s biggest story WASHINGTON — There are two stories coming out of New Hampshire. The big story is Mitt Romney. The bigger one is Ron Paul. Romney won a major victory with nearly 40 percent of the vote, 16 points ahead of No. 2. The split among his challengers made the outcome even more decisive. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were diminished by distant, lower-tier finishes. Rick Perry got less than 1 percent. And Jon Huntsman, who staked everything on New Hampshire, came in a weak third with less than half of Romney’s vote. He practically moved to the state — and then received exactly one-sixth of the vote in a six-man contest. Where does he go from here? But the bigger winner was Ron Paul. He got 21 percent in Iowa, 23 in New Hampshire, the only candidate other than Romney to do well with two very different electorates, one more evangelical and socially conservative, the other more moderate and fiscally conservative. Paul commands a strong, energetic, highly committed following. And he is unlike any of the other candidates. They’re out to win. He admits he doesn’t see himself in the Oval Office. They’re one-time self-contained enterprises aiming for the White House. Paul is out there to build a movement that will long outlive this campaign. Paul is less a candidate than a “cause,” to cite his electionnight New Hampshire speech. Which is why that speech was the only one by a losing can-
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Look at him now. He’s getting prime-time air, interviews everywhere and, most important, respect for defeating every Republican candidate but one. His goal is to make himself leader of the opposition — within the Republican Party.”
didate that was sincerely, almost giddily, joyous. The other candidates had to pretend they were happy with their results. Paul was genuinely delighted with his because, after a quarter-century in the wilderness, he’s within reach of putting his cherished cause on the map. Libertarianism will have gone from the fringes — those hopeless, pathetic third-party runs — to a position of prominence in a major party. Look at him now. He’s getting prime-time air, interviews everywhere and, most important, respect for defeating every Re-
publican candidate but one. His goal is to make himself leader of the opposition — within the Republican Party. He is Jesse Jackson of the 1980s, who represented a solid, African-American, liberal-activist constituency to which, he insisted, attention had to be paid by the Democratic Party. Or Pat Buchanan (briefly) in 1992, who demanded — and gained — on behalf of social conservatives a significant role at a convention that was supposed to be a simple coronation of the moderate George H.W. Bush. No one remembers Bush’s 1992 acceptance speech. Everyone remembers Buchanan’s fiery and disastrous culture-war address. At the Democratic conventions, Jackson’s platform demands and speeches drew massive attention, often overshadowing his party’s blander nominees. Paul won’t quit before the Republican convention in Tampa. He probably will not do well in South Carolina or Florida, but with volunteers even in the more neglected caucus states, he will be relentlessly collecting delegates until Tampa. His goal is to have the second-most delegates, a position of leverage from which to influence the platform and demand a primetime speaking slot — before deigning to support the nominee at the end. The early days of the convention, otherwise devoid of drama, could very well be all about Paul. The Democratic convention will be a tightly scripted TV extravaganza extolling the
Prince and his wise and kindly rule. The Republican convention could conceivably feature a major address by Paul calling for the abolition of the Fed, FEMA and the CIA; American withdrawal from everywhere; acquiescence to the Iranian bomb — and perhaps even Paul’s opposition to a border fence lest it be used to keep Americans in. Not exactly the steady, measured, reassuring message a Republican convention might wish to convey. For libertarianism, however, it would be a historic moment: mainstream recognition at last. Put aside your own view of libertarianism or of Paul himself. I see libertarianism as an important critique of the Leviathan state, not a governing philosophy. As for Paul himself, I find him a principled, somewhat wacky, highly engaging eccentric. But regardless of my feelings or yours, the plain fact is that Paul is nurturing his movement toward visibility and legitimacy. Paul is 76. He knows he’ll never enter the promised land. But he’s clearing the path for son Rand, his better placed (Senate versus House), more moderate, more articulate successor. And it matters not whether you find amusement in libertarians practicing dynastic succession. What Paul has already wrought is a signal achievement, the biggest story yet of this presidential campaign. — Charles Krauthammer is a columnist for Washington Post Writers Group .
OLD HOME TOWN
From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 13, 1912: YEARS “Is there really anyAGO thing in the Home IN 1912 Economics course or the higher domestic science courses being taught at the University of Kansas under the direction of Dr. Edna Day or is it simply mere froth that the girls take as a ‘side issue,’ a sort of ‘trimming’ to their college course? Beginning with Monday of next week, the Home Economics classes will serve meals at the University, by which they will prove just what they are being taught not only in the manner of preparing food but also how to serve it, and what is most important of all, how they can make a little go a long way…” — Compiled by Sarah St. John
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Teachers in U.S. deserve more respect
By Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps
Every year, America spends more than $500 billion on elementary and secondary education, much of that on our teachers. We do this because we know that they are among the country’s essential expenditures. And yet, most of us know amazingly little about teachers as a group or as individuals. For example, there are 3.6 million teachers in our 133,000 schools and 14,000 school districts. Did you know that 70 percent are female, the median age is 46, and 60 percent earned a master’s degree or higher? Or that twothirds have more than 10 years in the classroom and they teach, on average, 87 students per day? Or that more than 80 percent of public school teachers are white, with African-Americans and Hispanics each accounting for about 7 percent of the teaching force? Or that the average salary for a public school teacher is a little more than $55,000, a shamefully low figure, considering the importance of their work, the complexity of teaching, and that, on average, they work more than 50 hours per week? One thing we do know about teachers is that they are entrusted with our youngsters, to assure that our nation continues
as a prosperous and stable force for good. Unfortunately, last year was not a good year for teachers and countless other Americans. Our once-robust economy was in shambles. Rampant unemployment ravaged many parts of society. The new year is likely to show measured improvement but few in business and industry are willing to predict what will happen if our political system remains in political gridlock and our government continues to eschew compromise. This financial crunch has put education funding under severe pressure. But, to their credit, school administrators have been scrupulous in trying to protect outstanding teachers, placing them on lists to be rehired when the economy recovers. Thankfully, in the fall of 2011 there were fewer teacher layoffs than expected. A survey of large urban school districts found that half had no layoffs and the average layoff rate was 2.5 per-
One thing we do know about teachers is that they are entrusted with our youngsters, to assure that our nation continues as a prosperous and stable force for good.” cent, pretty small compared to the 5 percent that many had expected. But this average figure hides unsightly warts: instances where school districts in hardhit locales such as California and Ohio laid off 10 percent or even 20 percent of teachers. To many, teaching is still a prized profession, a calling as much as a job. They aren’t in it for the money. Given the nation’s financial situation, most realize that levels of compensation are not likely to change anytime soon and that their futures may be in jeopardy. But young teachers are largely an unspoiled and optimistic lot and they understand that we live in a country with extraordinary freedoms and individual and collective opportunities that few others can even imagine. They know that their jobs safeguard these liberties. Teachers also understand the pros and cons of their jobs. On the one hand, the United States remains fortunate when
compared to the economic challenges of Europe and Japan. On the other hand, according to leading economists, the recession may have ended in June 2009, but that does not mean that many large cities like New York and Los Angeles are home free. Far from it. Teacher layoffs continue to hover over all our schools. According to leading deans of education, there are many students interested in careers in elementary and secondary education and more in the sciences, mathematics and languages. There is reason for measured optimism, but the deans are quick to point out that teachers cannot be indefinitely disadvantaged when it comes to fair economic treatment. Teacher retention is too low and it must be addressed in a measured and constructive way. Countries like China and South Korea revere teachers, seeing them as key bricks on the path to a competitive future. Can the United States of America, today the most powerful nation on the face of the earth, afford to do less? We think not. — Gene A. Budig is the former president/chancellor of three major state universities (Illinois State University, West Virginia University, and Kansas University) and past president of Major League Baseball’s American League. Alan Heaps is a vice president at the College Board in New York City.
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Garden City 49/19 Liberal 51/20
Chillicothe 27/17 Marshall 29/20
Kansas City 35/23 Lawrence Kansas City 34/21 38/20
Hutchinson 45/20 Wichita Pratt 47/20 50/22
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Concordia 42/22 Hays 47/20
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-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: Cold, gusty winds will blast from the Midwest to the Northeast today. Rain will exit northern New England, while snow wraps in across the Great Lakes to the central Appalachians. Showers will affect South Florida. The Plains will be less harsh, and the West will stay warm. Today Sat. Today Sat. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W 42 30 s 54 33 s Albuquerque 45 25 s 46 28 pc Memphis Miami 73 54 pc 72 55 c Anchorage 10 -9 pc 4 -13 s 23 11 sf 22 13 sf Atlanta 43 26 pc 51 33 pc Milwaukee Minneapolis 12 5 pc 24 13 sf Austin 58 27 pc 62 38 s 36 21 pc 44 29 pc Baltimore 44 25 pc 38 24 pc Nashville New Orleans 51 33 pc 58 39 s Birmingham 43 26 pc 54 32 s New York 46 28 c 36 22 pc Boise 36 27 s 43 29 s 28 15 pc 35 18 pc Boston 47 28 c 33 12 pc Omaha Orlando 61 41 pc 62 39 pc Buffalo 32 15 sn 19 8 sf Philadelphia 44 27 sf 37 23 pc Cheyenne 44 23 pc 49 27 s Phoenix 68 44 pc 70 46 pc Chicago 20 8 sf 23 15 sf Pittsburgh 25 17 sf 25 17 sf Cincinnati 27 14 sf 29 15 c Portland, ME 45 23 sf 27 1 pc Cleveland 32 19 sn 25 16 sf Portland, OR 48 28 pc 48 35 pc Dallas 57 33 s 63 35 s Reno 47 19 s 51 24 s Denver 47 25 pc 50 28 s 48 26 pc 43 24 pc Des Moines 21 9 pc 36 19 pc Richmond Sacramento 60 30 s 59 32 s Detroit 33 17 sf 25 14 sf 27 17 pc 40 22 pc El Paso 53 29 pc 56 33 pc St. Louis 43 23 s Fairbanks -24 -51 pc -36 -50 pc Salt Lake City 37 22 s San Diego 75 47 s 73 48 pc Honolulu 76 61 s 78 65 s San Francisco 61 41 s 60 44 s Houston 55 33 pc 63 39 s Seattle 44 31 pc 45 35 r Indianapolis 23 11 sf 28 15 c 30 19 pc 36 24 pc Kansas City 34 21 pc 42 22 pc Spokane Tucson 65 40 pc 68 42 pc Las Vegas 58 39 s 58 39 s Tulsa 47 26 s 53 26 s Little Rock 47 28 s 57 28 s 41 27 pc 38 23 pc Los Angeles 79 50 s 75 50 pc Wash., DC National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Okeechobee, FL 81° Low: West Yellowstone, MT -27°
Temperatures soared to 70 degrees in central Pennsylvania on Jan. 13, 1932. In colder regions, the greatest chance of unseasonable warmth is from Jan. 7-10 and from Jan. 20-26.
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Today Sat. Today Sat. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W 53 23 s Atchison 34 17 pc 43 18 pc Independence 45 25 s Fort Riley 41 20 pc 49 20 s Belton 35 24 pc 42 21 s Olathe 35 24 pc 42 22 s Burlington 41 21 pc 48 23 s Osage Beach 32 19 pc 46 21 pc Coffeyville 46 24 s 50 23 s Osage City 42 20 pc 45 19 s Concordia 42 22 pc 43 23 s Ottawa 36 20 pc 46 20 s Dodge City 50 21 pc 52 23 s Wichita 47 20 s 48 23 s Holton 38 22 pc 47 21 s Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.
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Story Slam, Theme: Cold, 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Girlyman, 7:30 p.m., Unity Church of Lawrence, 901 Madeline Lane Free Community Yoga Class, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Breathe Holistic Life Center, 1407 Mass. Fiesta Latina at the Chateau, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Iowa
Red Dog’s Dog Days, 7:30 a.m., parking lot behind Kizer-Cummings Jewelry, Ninth and Vermont streets. Free First Time Homebuyer Workshop, sponsored by Tenants to Homeowners, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., United Way Building, 2518 Ridge Court. FCE program, Knife Skills, 9:30-11 a.m., Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper St. Magic Extravaganza for 5-12-year-olds, 10:30 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Book signing: Jody Marie White, author of “Scarlet White,” 1-3 p.m., Hastings, 1900 W. 23rd St. Movie Book Club for 8-12-year-olds, 1 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Ragtime Piano Rehearsal / Jam Session, 2-4 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Magic Extravaganza for 5-12-year-olds, 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Americana Music Academy Saturday Jam, 3 p.m., Americana Music Academy, 1419 Mass. Word of Mouth, 7-11 p.m., The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave.
Concert by Kim and Reggie Harris in honor of Martin Luther King Day, 5 p.m., Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 North 1100 Road. O.U.R.S. (Oldsters United for Responsible Service) dance, 6-9 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. Poker tournament, 7 p.m., Johnny’s Tavern, 410 N. Second St. Smackdown! trivia, 8 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. Acoustic Open Mic Night, free entry, sign-up at 9 p.m., The Casbah, 803 Mass. Karaoke Sunday, 11 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecompton City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Lecompton City Hall, 327 Elmore St. Baldwin City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 803 S. Eighth St. Dollar Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa.
Red Dog’s Dog Days winter workout, 6 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse, enter through the south doors and meet on the southeast corner of the second floor.
Blood drive, 9 am.-noon, Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Intro to the Internet, 10 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Louie and Clark — Tiny Tots Adventures, 10-10:45 a.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. Martin Luther King Chili Supper, 5-7 p.m., New York School, 936 N.Y. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, 5:15 p.m., 536 Fireside Court, Suite B. Information meeting for prospective volunteers. For more information, call 843-7359. Lonnie Ray’s open jam session, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St. Lawrence City Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. The Creation of “West Side Story,” a lecture concert featuring Professor Paul Laird, 7:30-8:30, Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Free swing dancing lessons and dance, 8-11 p.m., Kansas Room in the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Trivia Night at the Jayhawker, 8-10 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. Teller’s Family Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, 746 Mass. Tuesday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, 933 Iowa. Live jazz at The Casbah, 9 p.m., 803 Mass.
University-Community Forum: The Economics of Retail Markets: How Should Lawrence Protect Its Downtown?, by Kirk McClure, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, noon, 536 Fireside Court, Suite B. Information meeting for prospective volunteers. For more information, call 843-7359. Welcome to Medicare, noon, Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. Billy Spears and the Beer Bellies, 6 p.m., Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. Second St. Douglas County Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Poetry Social: “Renewal,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. NAMI-Douglas County meeting, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. “South Pacific,” 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Free salsa lessons, 8:309:30 p.m., Taste Lounge, 804 W. 24th St. Pride Night, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Iowa. Dollar Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa.
Red Dog’s Dog Days winter workout, 6 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse, enter through the south doors and meet on the southeast corner of the second floor.
Intro to the Internet, 10 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Introduction to Fundraising Planning, 2 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Senior Information Hour, 2-3 p.m., Meadowlark Estates, 4430 Bauer Farm Drive. KU Youth Chorus Rehearsal, 4:30-5:45 p.m., Room 320 Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Theology on Tap, discussion of a selected religion topic, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Henry’s, 11 E. Eighth St. Headquarters counselor information session, 6-7:15 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. Sons of the Union Veterans, 6:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Junkyard Jazz Band, 7 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Team trivia, 9 p.m., Johnny’s West, 721 Wakarusa Drive.
Watkins Community Museum of History exhibit: “It Happened on Mass Street: 150 Years in Lawrence,” featuring historic photographs and objects illustrating the growth of downtown Lawrence, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1047 Mass. Freedom’s Frontier exhibit, Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St. Lawrence Arts Center exhibits: Yesnomaybe Exhibition, collaborative works by Kristi Arnold, Eric Conrad and Yoonmi Nam, through Jan. 14; Lived: Living, works by Isadora Stowe and Jordan Schranz, through Jan. 14; Learning is Remembering, works by Amber Hansen, through Jan. 14; Constellation, an aerial installation by Juniper Tangpuz; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 940 N.H. Lumberyard Arts Center exhibit: “Un-Juried” Art Exhibit, an eclectic collection of 2-D pieces submitted by artists from the Baldwin City and Lawrence areas, 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through Jan. 28, 718 High St., Baldwin City. Lawrence Public Library storytimes for January: Fun with Food storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Jan. 10-Jan.20; Toddler storytime resumes Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; Library storytime, 7 p.m. Thursdays and, after Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Fridays; Storytime in Spanish and English resumes Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays; Family storytime, 3:30 p.m. Sundays; Books & Babies resumes Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and 9:30 a.m., 10:10 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Wednesdays; Storytime in German resumes Jan. 31, 4 p.m. Tuesdays, 707 Vt.
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GO-GO-GOPHERS Minnesota’s Maverick Ahanmisi (13) and Rodney Williams were all huggy-huggy after stunning No. 7 Indiana, 77-74. Page 3B.
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It’s time for RPI to RIP It never hurts to dream. Permanent world peace. Full employment. A shining sun every day. Last, but far from least, a Selection Sunday in which the acronym RPI never is mentioned and is not in any way a part of the process. Administrators tend to like the Ratings Percentage Index because it gives them indirect but not insignificant influence over a team’s rating. Scheduling in such a way as to manipulate the RPI can be an art form. Avoid teams that figure to have super-low ratings, and try to identify beatable teams that should have higher RPIs. It’s the worst of the computer rankings and puts far too much emphasis on strength of schedule. For example, Kansas entered Wednesday night’s game in Lubbock against Texas Tech ranked 18th in the RPI. KU played such suffocating defense for a 20-minute stretch that encompassed roughly the final third of the first half and the first two-thirds of the second half, it outscored the Red Raiders, 52-12, on the way to an 81-46 rout. So, naturally, after a domination not often seen in Div. I conference play, the winning team dropped in the RPI, and the hammered one moved up. Kansas dropped from 18 to 25. Texas Tech, which couldn’t hit water if it fell out of a boat, to steal Tommy Lasorda’s line about Kurt Bevacqua, hit pay dirt in the RPI, soaring from 202 to 186. The RPI enables selection committee members charged with such difficult decisions to hide behind their computer numbers. Take that distorted crutch away. It’s not even close to the best resource available, if it’s necessary to bank on something other than common sense and extensive discussion. Sagarin (Kansas at No. 10), Sagarin predictor (Kansas No. 2) and kenpom.com (Kansas No. 2) are better computer rankings, the Associated Press poll (Kansas No. 10), the best of all. Kansas and Baylor both will climb in the RPI next week, regardless of the outcome of their much-anticipated Monday night match-up in Allen Fieldhouse. They’ll be rewarded for nothing more than playing each other. Anywhere but in the RPI, Kansas is a Top-10 team, despite losing four starters, two of whom were lottery picks. KU is a Top-10 team, even though the point guard, Tyshawn Taylor, has had trouble securing the ball, averaging four turnovers per game, the shooting guard has had trouble shooting (.293 from three-point range) and the bench is the program’s weakest in decades. It’s a testament to a winning culture that doesn’t accept the phrase “rebuilding year” and maintains lofty expectations regardless of how many stars have moved on, to Thomas Robinson playing as well as anyone in the country and to the exceptional team defense. “As a team, I think that was a pretty good defensive effort,” Taylor said after the Tech rout. “Justin Wesley came off the bench and played amazing defense. Jeff (Withey) was in there blocking shots and making their guards and their bigs have tough shots. Thomas as well. I think defensively we did a pretty good job.” Especially for a team ranked no better than 25th in the nation, according to the computer ranking that needs to rest in peace.
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KANSAS FORWARD KEVIN YOUNG, CENTER, IS SUPPORTED BY TEAMMATE ELIJAH JOHNSON as Young comes down with a rebound in front of Texas Tech center Robert Lewandowski during the first half of KU’s game Wednesday in Lubbock, Texas. Young had seven points and seven boards in KU’s 81-46 rout.
(and runs and rebounds and passes and … ) By Gary Bedore firstname.lastname@example.org
Kansas University junior basketball forward Kevin Young — who sat out last season while working as a student assistant coach at Barstow (Calif.) Community College and earning his associate degree at San Bernardino CC — says he’s had no problem re-adjusting to the demands of major-college basketball. “I think I’ve been fine,” Young said, issuing an emphatic “no” when asked if he’s come close to hitting the proverbial wall this comeback season. “Conditioning has not been a problem for me.” Young — who combined for six
points and three rebounds while basket. I thought he locked in and playing 23 minutes in Big 12-open- played well. It was one of his beting victories over Kansas State ter games.” and Oklahoma — scored seven Young, who played two seapoints and grabbed sons at Loyola I thought he seven rebounds Marymount before while logging 21 played well. He was last year’s layoff, minutes in Wednes- the best player off scored 14 points day’s 81-46 rout of and grabbed four Texas Tech in Lub- the bench, without rebounds in 24 question.” bock, Texas. minutes in a 78“I thought he 67 win over Ohio played well. He — KU coach Bill Self, State on Dec. 10 in was the best player on Kevin Young Allen Fieldhouse. off the bench, withHe had 13 points out question,” KU and seven boards coach Bill Self said in a 100-54 home after his Jayhawks improved to win over Towson on Nov. 11. 13-3 overall and 3-0 in the league. “I just see it as a good game,” “He put the ball down and got it Young said of Wednesday. “I to Thomas (Robinson) for an easy think I played a lot better. There’s
always room for improvement. We’re just all trying to keep the team as successful as we can.” Young likes the fact KU won back-to-back games at Oklahoma and Tech after a home victory over Kansas State. “It was a victory we needed,” he said of Wednesday’s rout. “These road games ... they mean a lot. We need to take them one at a time and get as many as we can.” Young has high expectations for a KU team that plays host to Iowa State at 3 p.m. Saturday. “We need to get better — a lot better,” Young said. “I think we are still trying to find ourselves as a team a little bit. If we work out Please see YOUNG, page 3B
Recruit impressed by Kansas’ NFL ties
When I was looking up more about (Weis), it was cool to see he has been so successful in the NFL.” — recruit Carlos Lozano, on KU coach Charlie Weis
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A man who stands 6-foot-8 and weighs 360 pounds is going to draw interest from football coaches whether he plays the game or not. In the case of Carlos Lozano, a mammoth offensive lineman at East Los Angeles College, it just so happens that football also is one of his passions, and that was enough to entice new Kansas University coach Charlie Weis to offer the lineman a scholarship.
Lozano has not released his official visit date yet, but could come to Lawrence as early as next week. This year’s annual signing day is set for Feb. 1, less than three weeks from today, and Lozano also has trips to Utah and Washington planned. In addition to those three, Lozano, who originally hails from Monterey Park, Calif., has scholarship offers from Kansas State, UCLA and Utah State and is drawing interest from more than a dozen others. While that list gives Lozano plenty of options, few of
them can offer what KU can in terms of NFL experience. Between Weis and O-line coach Tim Grunhard, who played 11 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, NFL experience is rich on KU’s staff, and that’s something that has caught Lozano’s eye. “When I was looking up more about (Weis), it was cool to see he has been so successful in the NFL,” Lozano told JayhawkSlant.com. “He’s someone I could learn a lot from.” As for Grunhard, Lozano also was impressed by his track re-
cord, professional and otherwise. “I know he also has NFL experience,” Lozano said. “I could tell how intense he was talking with him on the phone.”
Groh staying put? One of the hot names for KU’s defensive coordinator position throughout the past couple of weeks has been Georgia Tech DC Al Groh. However, it continues to look as if the Jayhawks may go elsewhere. Please see FOOTBALL, page 3B
Free State goes to the wire for swim win By Benton Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
The stage was set for a showdown Thursday evening at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center as Free State High’s boys swimming team looked to hold off Topeka Washburn Rural. With all the hurriedness of hosting the swim meet, Firebirds coach Annette McDonald wasn’t certain what FSHS would have to do in the 400yard freestyle relay — the final event — to win the points title.
Therefore, her message quickly became: “We can’t worry about that. We just have to go out there and swim your fastest.” As it turned out, Free State’s boys lost the battle but won the war. They weren’t the best in the 400 free relay, but they secured second- and fourth-place finishes to squeak by and take the team title, with just four more points than WRHS on Senior Night. McDonald said she told the team beforehand winning wouldn’t be a given with the Blues
competing at Free State’s last home meet of the regular season. “It meant a lot to them to finish first, and I think that’s why they all stepped up and cheered each other on,” McDonald said. At first, Free State junior Connor Munk said, the Firebirds thought they might have to win the 400 free relay to keep Washburn Rural — down 12 points Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo entering the final event — at bay. So they did some quick FREE STATE’S ALDER CROMWELL COMPETES in the 200 freestyle during a meet Thursday poolside math. at FSHS. The Firebirds won the meet by four Please see SWIMMING, page 3B points over runner-up Washburn Rural.
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Royals welcome higher expectations OVERLAND PARK (AP) â€” First baseman Eric Hosmer stood in one corner of the ballroom. Over near the door stood second baseman Johnny Giavotella, while Lorenzo Cain patrolled the room the way he plans to do the vast center field at Kauffman Stadium. The trio of 20-something Kansas City Royals converged on a suburban convention center this week for the teamâ€™s annual awards luncheon, but nobody wanted to talk too much about last season. No, those youngsters already have their sights set squarely on the future. â€œEveryone in this clubhouse, everyone in this front office has
had a goal the last three or four years, and thatâ€™s to build from within the farm system and bring guys up, and that timeâ€™s up now,â€? said Hosmer, who led Royals prospects who made their bigleague debuts last season. â€œWe feel now is the time to make a playoff push,â€? Hosmer said. The Royalsâ€™ record last season wasnâ€™t much different from years past. They finished well out of contention in the AL Central, losing at least 90 games for the third straight year. But how they got there was different entirely. Rather than putting together a
patchwork lineup of past-theirprime players and no-hope rookies, the plan concocted by general manager Dayton Moore several years ago reached fruition. By the time the season ended, there were nights where every position player had yet to reach the age of 30. â€œI think our fans are excited about our young players,â€? Moore said. â€œEverybody wants to identify with young players and embrace those young players at the major league level, and thatâ€™s the exciting part, the innocence about the game that we all love.â€? There were certainly growing pains last season. Guys made critical errors in
key games, missed signs or failed to hit the cutoff man. More than once someone was thrown out stealing who shouldnâ€™t have been trying, and there were times it seemed as if manager Ned Yost was at his witâ€™s end trying to rein in a precocious group of ballplayers. â€œI let them go last year,â€? Yost said. â€œWe had to let them play, let them experience the game. Donâ€™t hold back and let them make mistakes. Thatâ€™s the greatest experience you can have.â€? Now, though, that free pass has been used up. Itâ€™s time for the team to take the next step and start producing wins.
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The debate is officially over. Tim Tebow earned the right to be called the Denver Broncosâ€™ starting quarterback for the 2012 NFL season. Itâ€™s unclear at this point if Broncos Vice President John Elway fully agrees, but he should. With less than two years of NFL experience, Tebow has already mastered the two most difficult responsibilities a franchise quarterback can face â€” winning when it counts and changing a team culture â€” all in one amazingly strange season. Thatâ€™s pretty impressive when you consider how some of Tebowâ€™s more heralded peers ended their seasons. Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys are a dysfunctional mess. Mark Sanchezâ€™s locker room is in such disarray that even backup quarterback Greg McElroy spoke out about the New York Jetsâ€™ â€œcorrupt mindset.â€? Michael Vick and the â€œdream teamâ€? Philadelphia Eagles looked more like a nightmare. And although Peyton Manning missed the season due to a neck injury, his mere presence wasnâ€™t enough to keep the Indianapolis Colts from an embarrassing collapse despite a roster that still carried a handful of Super Bowl champions. Now, Tim Tebow and his questionable throwing motion and poor accuracy stand just two games away from the Super Bowl. I guess the joke is on the â€œexperts.â€? How many people really believed Tebowâ€™s Broncos would advance past Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Wild Card game Sunday? And donâ€™t give me the injury excuse, the Steelers are always playing with a host of injuries (remember last yearâ€™s Super Bowl?) There is a universal lesson about the success of Tebow this season that stretches beyond sports, reason and logic. Talent makes success attainable. Faith makes success possible. Understand, Iâ€™m not talking about faith in the context of religion. Iâ€™m talking about the simple, quiet confidence to believe in yourself when everything and everyone suggest otherwise. Or in Tebowâ€™s case, the ability to believe in something beyond his own flaws. Itâ€™s difficult to ignore the impact Tebowâ€™s attitude has had on his teammates. They started the season 1-4 under Kyle Orton and ended the regular season 7-4 â€” including an impressive 6-0 run â€” and a division championship under Tebow. Even after the Broncos hit a rough 0-3 patch and critics started to question if they belonged in the playoffs, Tebow and his teammates still believed, and they were rewarded with a 29-23 overtime victory. The gameâ€™s final dramatic play was a tribute to a team that is building its identity on believing in the impossible. Tebowâ€™s been criticized for his inaccurate, awkward passing, and Demaryius Thomas hasnâ€™t exactly been the breakout star receiver the Broncos hoped for when he was selected 22nd in the 2010 NFL draft. But Tebow connected with Thomas for an 80-yard play-action pass on the first play in overtime. Teams reflect the attitude of their leaders, and Tebowâ€™s outlook has always been simple; believe. So maybe Orton had the better arm, but Tebow has the better attitude. I guess we could continue to debate about which attribute is more important for an NFL quarterback, but you can count me out of that one. Iâ€™ll be too busy watching the Broncos-Patriots game.
TODAY â€˘ Tennis at Hawaii Invitational â€˘ Track at Missouri SATURDAY â€˘ Menâ€™s basketball vs. Iowa State, 3 p.m. â€˘ Womenâ€™s swimming vs. Nebraska, 1 p.m. â€˘ Tennis at Hawaii Invitational
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Seligâ€™s contract extended through 2014 PARADISE VALLEY, ARIZ. â€” Baseball commissioner Bud Selig says he couldnâ€™t resist the pleas of team owners for him to stay on the job. His wife, Sue, has said all along there was no way her husband would walk away from the game. In the end, she was right. Owners voted 29-1 on Thursday to give Selig a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season. Selig has held the position since 1992, first as interim commissioner and then as commissioner since 1998. He will turn 80 in July 2014. If he stays until September 2016, he would surpass Kenesaw Mountain Landis (192044) as the longest-serving baseball commissioner. â€œIâ€™ve often said, and I believe this, for me personally in my life thereâ€™s no higher honor than being the commissioner of baseball,â€? Selig said. Seligâ€™s contract had been due to expire this Dec. 31 and he had talked of doing some teaching after leaving the job. But he said he began hearing lately from owners who wanted him to stay on. â€œI started hearing a couple of weeks ago that there was a groundswell movement to do this,â€? he said. â€œâ€˜You canâ€™t leave now,â€™ Iâ€™d hear from various owners.â€?
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OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Former Arizona coach Mike Stoops is headed back to Oklahoma. Stoops confirmed in a telephone interview Thursday that he planned to rejoin the Sooners. Stoops was the co-defensive coordinator for Oklahoma from 1999 to 2004 and helped the Sooners win the 2000 national championship before spending the past seven-plus seasons at Arizona. His arrival throws into question the future of defensive-backs coach Willie Martinez and possibly current defensive coordinator Brent Venables.
BATON ROUGE, LA. â€” LSU All-American cornerback Morris Claiborne has decided to leave school a year early to enter the NFL Draft. Claiborne made his decision public in an announcement Thursday afternoon.
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HONOLULU â€” Graham DeLaet chipped in for eagle and twice holed 35-foot birdie putts Four-team playoff supported for a 7-under 63 that gave the Canadian a INDIANAPOLIS â€” NCAA President Mark two-shot lead Thursday in the Sony Open. Emmert would support a four-team playoff in Carl Pettersson and former Sony Open college football â€” as long as the field doesnâ€™t champion K.J. Choi were among those at 65, grow. while Kapalua winner Steve Stricker, Webb After giving his annual state of the associa- Simpson and Bud Cauley were at 66.
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STATE COLLEGE, PA. â€” Joe Paternoâ€™s son, Scott, said Thursday itâ€™s becoming apparent that his fatherâ€™s ouster as Penn State head coach by school trustees â€œwas not handled well.â€? Scott Paternoâ€™s comments Thursday were in response to a trusteesâ€™ statement that Paterno was immediately removed and not allowed to retire after the season because of â€œextraordinary circumstances.â€?
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LHS wrestlers to be tested By Benton Smith email@example.com
Throughout the season, Lawrence High’s wrestling team has sat atop the Class 6A rankings. This weekend, that status will be put to a serious test. Even though the Lions’ season has rolled along with few setbacks, today and Saturday at the Newton Tournament of Champions, Lions coach Pat Naughton said, LHS will find out exactly how it stacks up against some of the top programs in the state and beyond. “This weekend’s gonna be a tell-tale sign,” the coach said. With eight of the top 10 teams in 6A (including each of the top seven) competing at Newton, Naughton’s words ring true. While Lawrence boasts seven ranked
wrestlers on its roster — No. 1 Reece Wright-Conklin (182 pounds), No. 2 Hunter Haralson (126), No. 2 Tristan Star (106), No. 3 Andrew Denning (152), No. 3 Nick Pursel (170), No. 3 Brad Wilson (220) and No. 4 Caden Lynch (132) — they likely will be going up against quality opponents from No. 2 Manhattan, No. 3 Gardner-Edgerton, No. 4 Wichita Heights, No. 5 Garden City, No. 6 Derby, No. 7 Wichita Northwest and No. 9 Dodge City at the 24-team tournament, which also features Tulsa Union (Okla.), ranked among the top 20 teams in the nation. As an example of how tough the field will be at Newton, Naughton pointed to the 126-pound weight class, where each of the top six wrestlers in 6A, as well as four from 5A and a couple from 4A, will be competing.
“It’s a great barometer for where you’re at,” Naughton said, adding he won’t be surprised to see good wrestlers from various schools finish with a losing record at Newton The Lions are healthy and feeling good entering the tournament, coming off a second-place finish at Maize this past weekend and a dual win Wednesday at Olathe Northwest. “Right now I think we’re ready to go,” Naughton said. What has stood out about Lawrence’s wrestlers this season, the coach said, has been their ability to stay level-headed. Naughton said the Lions take each match as a challenge, whether their opponent is ranked or unranked. “They’re not worried about this guy is (ranked) here or this guy’s here,” the coach
said. “You have to wrestle everybody. Whoever comes to us on the mat, that’s who we’ve got.” Other teams competing at Newton this weekend are: Andover Central (No. 4, 5A), Arkansas City (No. 2, 5A), Bishop Carroll, Colby (No. 7, 4A), Emporia (No. 9, 5A), Hutchinson, Leavenworth, Liberal, Maize, Maize South, McPherson (No. 4, 4A), Mill Valley, Newton (No. 1, 5A), Norton and Salina South.
FSHS headed to Basehor Free State’s wrestling team has a two-day tournament on its plate as well. The Firebirds will compete at Basehor-Linwood’s Bobcat Classic today and Saturday. FSHS is led by 182-pound junior Spencer Wilson, who carries a 10-0 record and a No. 2 ranking into the Basehor tournament.
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the edges, the sharp edges, we’ll be good.” Young said he’s feeling positive about his role. “I am fine with the minutes I get,” said Young, who has averaged 4.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 10.9 minutes per game in 15 games. “Coach knows what he is doing. Like I said before, he played the game, and he’s coached a long time. He knows what he is doing.”
OLATHE — Monica Howard scored 14 points, and Anna Wright added 11, but Lawrence High dropped a 57-43 decision to Olathe South on Thursday night in high school girls basketball. “Honestly, our girls competed really well tonight,” LHS coach Nick Wood said. “I think this is the best we’ve played all year. Olathe South is ranked No. 2 in the state,
and we were right there. I was really happy with how they did, and hopefully our girls will understand they can compete with really good teams.” The Lions trailed just 13-9 after one quarter and stayed close most of the contest. “We thought we had to bring energy and stay in the game early,” Wood said. “Our goal was to be patient offensively and get good looks, and we did that most
of the time. We’re a work in progress, and I think we took a step forward.” Christina Haswood added seven points and Bri Anderson scored five for LHS. The Lions (2-5) will play host to Kansas City Schlagle on Tuesday. Lawrence High 9 9 10 15 — 43 Olathe South 13 16 17 11 — 57 Lawrence High: Monica Howard 14, Bri Anderson 2, Marissa Pope 5, Anna Wright 11, Kionna Coleman 4, Christina Haswood 7. Olathe South: Balcom 10, White 5, Hugo 14, Kopatich 13, Rinehart 13, Morton 2.
One-game suspension for Petteway: Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie on Thursday announced a one-game suspension of freshman Terran Petteway. The 6-foot-6 guard/forward from Galveston, Texas, was ejected for throwing a punch that connected with KU’s Conner Teahan in Wednesday’s game. The foul was a Flagrant 2 foul, which, per NCAA rules, is cause for ejection from a game. “No one could have a greater appreciation for playing hard more than I do,” Gillispie said. “Our success will be determined by playing hard at the highest level. However, we do not and will never condone an emotional outburst of the physical nature like what happened last night. We will learn how to compete extremely hard in a sportsmanlike manner and represent the Red Raiders in a way of class. That being said, Terran knew he acted wrongly and was immediately apologetic. He understands that he must suffer the consequences for his actions. We will all use this as learning experience and move forward in a positive way.” Petteway will miss Saturday’s game at Texas A&M. O
More on Wednesday’s road blowout: The 46 points allowed were second-fewest allowed by KU in a Big 12 game in the nine-year Self era. KU surrendered 45 versus Colorado (69-45) on Feb. 16, 2008, in Allen; 46 to Nebraska (92-46) on Feb. 17, 2007 in Allen; 46 to Colorado (75-46) on Feb. 14, 2007, in Boulder; and 46 to Missouri (79-46) on Feb. 18, 2006 in Allen. ... The 35-point win over Texas Tech was not only the biggest league road win for KU in the Self era, but biggest overall for KU since a 58-22 win over Missouri on Feb. 23, 1910 in Columbia. O
Fans up for honor: KU’s student section has been nominated for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. Fans can vote for KU at facebook.com/ILoveCollegeHoops. The Naismith Student Section of the Year Award is presented through a partnership of The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) and Atlanta Tipoff Club. It is “dedicated to celebrating fans that love college hoops and provide support to their college basketball team with devotion and passion.” “We’ve known for a long time that KU’s student section is the best in the country,” KU’s Self said in a release. “It would be neat if our fans visited the I Love College Hoops Facebook page and make sure our students win this award.”
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Groh, 67, just completed his second season in charge of the Yellow Jackets’ defense, and sources with knowledge of Groh told the JournalWorld they expected the veteran coach’s contract with GT to be renewed. Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photos
FREE STATE’S JOSH SAATHOFF TAKES A BREATH during the 200-yard medley relay. The Firebirds won a home meet Thursday at FSHS.
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“We knew, kind of, that if we got to second we would keep the lead,” Munk said, “but we still wanted that first place (finish).” Instead, Munk, Ben Sloan, Hunter Robinson and Cooper Schmiedeler finished second. And the FSHS B-team of Andrew Roman, Evan Barnes, Nolan Stoppel and Josh Saathoff finished fourth and maintained their points lead. The Firebirds’ coach was especially happy with the team title considering one of the top Free State swimmers, Canaan Campbell, was out sick. Schmiedeler replaced him in the 400 free relay. Earlier, Robinson stepped in for Campbell in the 200 medley relay and swam with Munk, Kyle Yoder and Sloan to a first-place finish. “They really came through,” McDonald said. Munk, who took first place in the 200 and 500 freestyle races, said Washburn Rural’s presence made for an intense meet, and it felt great to beat the Blues. “Since it was our Senior Night, we definitely wanted our seniors to end on a good note,” the junior said. Each time he swam, Munk said he was thinking about the importance of that event. The 500, he added, really helped FSHS, as he, Schmiedeler and Saathoff took first through third and Andrew Roman finished fourth. But Munk said there was much more to the team’s narrow victory. “It wasn’t just these events that helped,” he said. “It was everything.” Sloan’s first-place finishes in the 200 medley and 100 freestyle, which he usually doesn’t swim, helped greatly. So did the points provided by Free State’s divers.
CONNOR THELLMAN COMPETES in the 200 medley relay. Junior Dan Krieger, who took second place in diving, said it was an intense competition because McDonald had told the divers their points would be a big part of the team’s success. “I had that going through my head the whole time,” he said, adding he was glad to score points for the team. Between Krieger and fellow FSHS divers Trevor Hillis (third) and Austin Neidow (fifth), the Firebirds received a key boost, even though a Rural diver, Sean Hunseberger, secured the top spot. Krieger said the moment had a fair amount of pressure. “It’s pretty nerve-wracking being the only person going at one time with everybody watching,” he said. The divers’ performances set the rest of the team up to succeed. From that point on, Free State had 12 top-four finishes in the final seven events. “That’s what it’s about — racing,” McDonald said. “Of course, it’s sweet to win.” On Tuesday, FSHS will travel to Blue Valley Southwest. O Results on page 5B
Venables leaving OU? The addition of Mike Stoops to the Oklahoma Sooners coaching staff could mean the end of Brent Venables’ days in Norman, Okla. Venables, a native of Salina, evidently is preparing to leave OU and is shopping around for the best offer he can get. Reports indicate that OU’s defensive coordinator — who will become a co-coordinator with Mike Stoops if he stays — has been offered the same position at West Virginia and also is rumored to be in the mix at Clemson, which just fired its DC, Kevin Steele, on Thursday. No direct links between Venables and KU have surfaced, and it may stay that way. However, at this point in KU’s search for a defensive coordinator, all avenues are worth considering, and both Venables and Steele have experience in and ties to the Big 12. During KU’s search for a head coach, sources with ties to OU said Venables was interested in the opening and wanted an interview. Whether that feeling holds true for KU’s defensive-coordinator job is another question. WR Butler to SDSU It’s been expected for a couple of weeks, but former USC wide receiver Brice Butler’s transfer to San Diego State became official this week. Butler, a senior with one year of eligibility remaining like new KU quarterback Dayne Crist, had considered coming to Kansas to play with Crist, but elected to stay on the West Coast to finish his college career. Butler visited KU a couple of weeks ago, but saw SDSU as a better fit. “I liked everything about it,” Butler told uscfootball. com. “I liked the staff at San Diego State, and the situation there was better for me for that one year I have. I only have that one year, I don’t have years.”
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MINNESOTA’S CHIP ARMELIN AND INDIANA’S JORDAN HULLS FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL during the second half. Minnesota beat Indiana, 77-74, Thursday in Bloomington, Ind.
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Minnesota 77, No. 7 Indiana 74 BLOOMINGTON, IND. — Austin Hollins scored a careerhigh 18 points to help Minnesota beat Indiana on Thursday night. Indiana’s Christian Watford could have tied the score, but he missed a threepointer in the closing seconds. Rodney Williams scored 14 points, and Julian Welch added 10 for the Golden Gophers (13-5, 1-4 Big Ten), who had lost four straight. Minnesota shot 6-of-13 on three-pointers in the first half to take the lead, then maintained it by scoring in the paint and grabbing 12 offensive rebounds in the second half. Indiana freshman Cody Zeller matched a season high with 23 points for the Hoosiers (15-2, 3-2). Jordan Hulls scored 13, Will Sheehey 12 and Victor Oladipo 10 for Indiana, which had won three straight. The Hoosiers were 11-0 at home, including victories over then-No. 1 Kentucky and then-No. 2 Ohio State. MINNESOTA (13-5) Williams 6-12 2-2 14, Sampson III 2-4 0-0 4, Welch 4-10 2-4 10, Coleman 1-4 4-5 6, Au. Hollins 7-10 2-2 18, An. Hollins 1-3 0-0 3, Osenieks 3-7 0-0 6, Ahanmisi 2-5 3-5 8, Armelin 2-6 0-0 6, Eliason 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 29-62 13-18 77. INDIANA (15-2) Watford 1-7 2-2 4, Zeller 7-14 9-9 23, Hulls 4-9 4-4 13, Oladipo 4-6 2-4 10, Jones III 0-6 0-0 0, Sheehey 5-7 2-2 12, Abell 1-3 1-2 4, Pritchard 0-0 0-0 0, Roth 2-3 0-0 6, Elston 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 24-55 22-25 74. Halftime-Minnesota 37-34. 3-Point GoalsMinnesota 6-17 (Au. Hollins 2-4, Armelin 2-4, Ahanmisi 1-2, An. Hollins 1-2, Welch 0-1, Osenieks 0-2, Williams 0-2), Indiana 4-18 (Roth 2-3, Abell 1-1, Hulls 1-5, Oladipo 0-1, Jones III 0-2, Sheehey 0-2, Watford 0-4). Fouled Out-Hulls, Williams. ReboundsMinnesota 33 (Sampson III 8), Indiana 35 (Zeller 8). Assists-Minnesota 16 (Ahanmisi, Sampson III 4), Indiana 6 (Zeller 2). Total Fouls-Minnesota 25, Indiana 19. A-17,373.
No. 8 Duke 61, No. 16 Virginia 58 DURHAM, N.C. — Mason Plumlee scored 12 points, and Duke held on to beat Virginia, snapping the Cavaliers’ 12game winning streak. Austin Rivers and Seth Curry added 11 points apiece for the Blue Devils (14-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Despite an off night from three-point range, they shot 52 percent against one of the league’s stingiest defenses, put together a game-changing run shortly after halftime, then held off Virginia’s late push to claim their second straight win. Mike Scott scored 23 points for the Cavaliers (14-2, 1-1). VIRGINIA (14-2) Scott 10-19 2-3 23, Sene 2-2 2-2 6, Evans 0-6 0-0 0, Harris 5-11 3-4 14, Zeglinski 0-8 0-0 0, Jesperson 1-2 0-0 2, Brogdon 2-7 0-0 5, Ak. Mitchell 3-4 0-0 6, Atkins 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 24-61 7-9 58. DUKE (14-2) Mas. Plumlee 5-6 2-10 12, Kelly 3-9 2-4 9, Rivers 5-8 0-0 11, Cook 1-3 0-0 2, Curry 4-9 2-3 11, Thornton 1-2 0-0 2, Dawkins 3-7 2-2 10, Mi. Plumlee 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 24-46 8-19 61. Halftime-Virginia 32-28. 3-Point GoalsVirginia 3-16 (Scott 1-2, Brogdon 1-3, Harris 1-4, Evans 0-1, Jesperson 0-1, Zeglinski 0-5), Duke 5-20 (Dawkins 2-6, Kelly 1-3, Rivers 1-4, Curry 1-5, Cook 0-2). Fouled Out-Mi. Plumlee. Rebounds-Virginia 35 (Scott 9), Duke 30 (Kelly, Mas. Plumlee 7). Assists-Virginia 16 (Evans 6), Duke 11 (Thornton 3). Total Fouls-Virginia 18, Duke 16. A-9,314.
No. 15 Murray State 66, Jacksonville State 55 MURRAY, KY. — Donte Poole had 21 points and three steals to lead Murray State past Jacksonville, giving the unbeaten Racers the best start in school history. Ed Daniel added 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for the Racers (17-0, 5-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Murray State is one of three undefeated teams in Div. I, joining No. 1 Syracuse and No. 4 Baylor. JACKSONVILLE ST. (6-13) Hall 2-6 0-0 4, Cook 1-1 0-0 2, White 1-6 0-2 2, Boggs 5-5 3-5 13, Williams 6-19 5-6 18, Waiters 1-3 2-4 4, Leggett 4-9 3-5 12, Mafra 0-1 0-0 0, Gaines 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-52 13-22 55. MURRAY ST. (17-0) Daniel 4-7 3-6 11, Mushatt 1-5 2-3 4, Canaan 3-11 4-6 10, Poole 4-7 12-14 21, Long 2-7 0-0 4, Wilson 2-4 0-0 4, Jackson 3-5 3-6 10, Garrett 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 20-48 24-35 66. Halftime-Murray St. 25-23. 3-Point GoalsJacksonville St. 2-9 (Leggett 1-1, Williams 1-5, White 0-1, Gaines 0-2), Murray St. 2-11 (Jackson 1-1, Poole 1-3, Long 0-1, Wilson 0-2, Canaan 0-4). Fouled Out-Boggs. ReboundsJacksonville St. 32 (Williams 4), Murray St. 36 (Daniel 9). Assists-Jacksonville St. 10 (Waiters 4), Murray St. 13 (Canaan 4). Total FoulsJacksonville St. 26, Murray St. 16. A-5,839.
No. 20 Mississippi St. 62, Tennessee 58 STARKVILLE, MISS. — Dee Bost had a crucial steal and dunk on the final possession of the game, and Mississippi State survived a late scare to beat Tennessee. Mississippi State (14-3, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) avoided its first 0-2 start in league play since 2003. TENNESSEE (8-8) Woolridge 2-6 0-0 5, Maymon 6-9 1-1 13, Richardson 0-4 0-0 0, Golden 7-11 2-2 20, Tatum 0-7 0-0 0, Makanjuola 0-1 0-2 0, McBee 1-2 0-0 3, Hall 5-8 2-2 12, Miller 0-0 0-0 0, McRae 2-6 0-0 5. Totals 23-54 5-7 58. MISSISSIPPI ST. (14-3) Sidney 4-8 4-4 13, Moultrie 6-8 1-3 13, Steele 2-5 0-0 6, Bost 3-11 6-8 13, Hood 3-5 0-0 7, Bryant 3-6 0-0 6, Lewis 1-2 0-0 2, D. Smith 0-5 2-2 2. Totals 22-50 13-17 62. Halftime-Mississippi St. 36-27. 3-Point Goals-Tennessee 7-14 (Golden 4-6, McRae 1-1, Woolridge 1-2, McBee 1-2, Tatum 0-1, Richardson 0-2), Mississippi St. 5-16 (Steele 2-4, Bost 1-3, Sidney 1-3, Hood 1-3, Moultrie 0-1, D. Smith 0-2). Fouled Out-Maymon. Rebounds-Tennessee 35 (Makanjuola 6), Mississippi St. 28 (Sidney 7). AssistsTennessee 9 (Golden 4), Mississippi St. 12 (Bost, D. Smith 5). Total Fouls-Tennessee 19, Mississippi St. 10. A-7,588.
Saint Mary’s 83, No. 21 Gonzaga 62 MORAGA, CALIF. — Matthew Dellavadova hit five threepointers on the way to 26 points and also dished six assists, and Saint Mary’s pulled off a rare rout of Gonzaga in a match-up of the West Coast Conference’s fiercest rivals. Brad Waldow added 17 points and 10 rebounds and Stephen Holt had 13 points and six assists for the Gaels (16-2, 5-0) at a rocking McKeon Pavilion. GONZAGA (13-3) Sacre 1-7 2-4 4, Harris 8-14 1-2 17, Pangos 4-9 1-2 12, Bell 2-7 0-1 6, Hart 0-0 0-0 0, Carter 2-5 0-0 5, Landry Edi 2-4 0-1 4, Stockton 1-3 1-2 4, Spangler 1-1 0-0 2, Dower 1-4 6-6 8. Totals 22-54 11-18 62. SAINT MARY’S (CAL) (16-2) Waldow 6-8 5-7 17, Jones 1-6 0-0 2, Page 0-5 2-2 2, Dellavedova 10-16 1-2 26, Holt 5-8 2-2 13, Young 4-5 4-6 12, Rowley 0-0 0-0 0, Steindl 2-7 0-0 6, Levesque 0-0 0-0 0, Petrulis 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 1-1 0-0 3, Walker II 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 30-59 14-19 83. Halftime-Saint Mary’s (Cal) 37-29. 3-Point Goals-Gonzaga 7-15 (Pangos 3-6, Bell 2-3, Stockton 1-2, Carter 1-2, Harris 0-1, Dower 0-1), Saint Mary’s (Cal) 9-25 (Dellavedova 5-10, Steindl 2-6, Williams 1-1, Holt 1-2, Walker II 0-1, Page 0-2, Jones 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Gonzaga 33 (Harris 11), Saint Mary’s (Cal) 36 (Jones 11). AssistsGonzaga 16 (Pangos 4), Saint Mary’s (Cal) 21 (Jones 8). Total Fouls-Gonzaga 16, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 19. A-3,500.
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NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division Philadelphia New York Boston Toronto New Jersey
W 7 6 4 4 2
L 3 5 5 7 9
Pct .700 .545 .444 .364 .182
GB — 11⁄2 21⁄2 31⁄2 51⁄2
L10 7-3 5-5 4-5 3-7 1-9
Str L-1 L-1 L-2 L-2 L-3
Home 4-0 3-2 3-2 2-3 0-4
Away 3-3 3-3 1-3 2-4 2-5
Conf 3-1 5-2 4-3 3-5 2-8
L 3 3 4 9 9
Pct .727 .700 .667 .182 .100
GB — 1⁄2 1⁄2 6 61⁄2
L10 7-3 7-3 7-3 1-9 1-9
Str L-2 W-2 W-1 L-5 L-1
Home 3-1 4-1 4-1 1-4 1-4
Away 5-2 3-2 4-3 1-5 0-5
Conf 6-1 4-2 8-3 2-8 1-8
L 2 3 5 6 9
Pct .833 .700 .500 .400 .182
GB — 2 4 5 71⁄2
L10 9-1 7-3 5-5 4-6 2-8
Str W-3 W-1 W-1 W-2 L-6
Home 4-0 4-0 2-1 4-0 2-4
Away Conf 6-2 5-1 3-3 7-3 3-4 3-3 0-6 2-1 0-5 2-8
Pct .636 .545 .400 .300 .300
GB — 1 21⁄2 31⁄2 31⁄2
L10 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-7 3-7
Str W-1 W-3 W-1 L-1 L-1
Home 7-0 4-2 3-2 2-1 1-4
Away 0-4 2-3 1-4 1-6 2-3
Conf 7-3 3-4 3-5 1-6 2-6
L 2 3 4 4 7
Pct .833 .700 .636 .600 .300
GB — 2 21⁄2 3 6
L10 8-2 7-3 6-4 6-4 3-7
Str W-5 L-1 W-1 L-1 L-2
Home 5-1 6-1 5-1 5-1 2-5
Away 5-1 1-2 2-3 1-3 1-2
Conf 9-2 5-2 5-4 3-4 2-2
L 4 3 6 7 6
Pct .667 .625 .400 .364 .333
GB — 1 3 31⁄2 31⁄2
L10 8-2 5-3 4-6 3-7 3-6
Str W-4 W-1 L-2 W-1 W-1
Home 7-1 4-1 3-3 3-3 3-3
Away 1-3 1-2 1-3 1-4 0-3
Conf 7-3 3-2 3-4 2-3 0-5
Southeast Division Miami Orlando Atlanta Charlotte Washington
W 8 7 8 2 1
Central Division Chicago Indiana Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit
W 10 7 5 4 2
Atlanta 111, Charlotte 81 Memphis 94, New York 83 Milwaukee 102, Detroit 93 Cleveland 101, Phoenix 90 Orlando at Golden State, (n)
Today’s games Detroit at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Indiana at Toronto, 6 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Houston, 7 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Miami at Denver, 9:30 p.m.
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division San Antonio Dallas Memphis Houston New Orleans
W 7 6 4 3 3
L 4 5 6 7 7
Northwest Division Oklahoma City Portland Denver Utah Minnesota
W 10 7 7 6 3
Pacific Division L.A. Lakers L.A. Clippers Phoenix Sacramento Golden State
W 8 5 4 4 3
Leaders Scoring Bryant, LAL James, MIA Anthony, NYK Durant, OKC Ellis, GOL Love, MIN Griffin, LAC Bargnani, TOR Aldridge, POR Rose, CHI Bosh, MIA Allen, BOS Westbrook, OKC Jefferson, UTA Nowitzki, DAL Evans, SAC Howard, ORL Anderson, ORL Jennings, MIL Gallinari, DEN
G FG FT PTS AVG 12 134 86 364 30.3 10 106 78 290 29.0 10 88 73 266 26.6 12 108 71 308 25.7 8 70 42 191 23.9 10 73 68 236 23.6 8 76 33 186 23.3 11 89 56 245 22.3 10 91 39 222 22.2 11 77 57 228 20.7 11 84 42 213 19.4 8 49 27 152 19.0 12 88 45 225 18.8 9 74 20 168 18.7 11 74 53 205 18.6 11 68 57 198 18.0 10 70 40 180 18.0 10 61 23 178 17.8 9 62 22 160 17.8 11 63 49 189 17.2
FG Percentage Gortat, PHX Hawes, PHL Howard, ORL Monroe, DET James, MIA Allen, BOS Harrington, DEN Horford, ATL Gasol, LAL Millsap, UTA Rebounds Love, MIN Howard, ORL Cousins, SAC Gasol, MEM Griffin, LAC Lee, GOL Varejao, CLE
Saturday’s games Minnesota at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Golden State at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Boston at Indiana, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 6 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 7 p.m. Portland at Houston, 7 p.m. New York at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Memphis, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Utah, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Dallas, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.
FGA 84 76 119 108 186 88 112 103 145 116
PCT .619 .618 .588 .574 .570 .557 .554 .553 .552 .552
G OFF DEF TOT AVG 10 51 96 147 14.7 10 37 107 144 14.4 10 50 60 110 11.0 9 20 77 97 10.8 8 28 58 86 10.8 8 26 56 82 10.3 9 40 52 92 10.2
How former Jayhawks fared
Drew Gooden, Milwaukee Pts: 0. FGs: 0-0. FTs: 0-0. Kirk Hinrich, Atlanta Did not play (shoulder injury). Markieff Morris, Phoenix Pts: 13. FGs: 5-9. FTs: 1-1. Brandon Rush, Golden State Late game. Josh Selby, Memphis Pts: 9. FGs: 2-3. FTs: 4-4.
Horford to miss three months ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks All-Star center Al Horford will miss at least three months because of a shoulder injury, a major blow to a playoff contender in the Eastern Conference. The team announced Thursday that Horford tore his left pectoral muscle in the first quarter of Wednesday night’s game at Indiana. The injury will likely require surgery, stunning a team that has made the playoffs four years in a row and is off to a solid start with wins over Miami and Chicago in the early going. Horford, a two-time All-
Star, could be out as long as four months, which would take his rehab deep into the playoffs — should the Hawks make it that far. He will get a second opinion before making the final decision to undergo surgery, but even the most optimistic projection would keep him out until mid-April. The Hawks final regularseason game is April 26. “We are very disappointed for Al and our team and we wish him the best as he moves forward in the rehabilitation process,” Hawks general manager Rick Sund said in a statement. “He has
contributed greatly to our success since his arrival in Atlanta, and that’s evident by his selection to the NBA’s All-League team last season” as a third-team pick. Horford was injured with 6:08 remaining in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game. He was averaging 12.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 blocks to go along with the NBA’s eighth-best shooting percentage (.553). The 25-year-old is a bit undersized for the center position (6-foot-10, 245 pounds), but he quickly emerged as perhaps the most valuable Atlanta player.
Warriors’ Brown may be out for year OAKLAND, CALIF. (AP) — Kwame Brown’s season with the Golden State Warriors is all but over. The Warriors announced Thursday that the former No. 1 overall pick is expected to miss at least three months because of a chest injury, putting the much-maligned center’s season in serious jeopardy. He will have surgery in the next few days to repair a tear in his pectoralis major, the large chest muscle that attaches to his right shoulder. Brown could return in April if the team is in playoff contention. “It’s a blow,” Warriors general manager Larry Riley said. “I’ve struggled since I’ve been here to try to get us a player with some size and a
physical presence in the middle. And I was quite hopeful that with Andris Biedrins and Kwame Brown’s presence in the middle, that we had ourselves in a good situation and that would be productive for us. But that’s all kind of water under the dam now.” Brown’s injury is only the latest for a team still searching for its place under new coach Mark Jackson. Point guard Stephen Curry is back in Charlotte, N.C., rehabbing his troubled right ankle — which he had surgery on May 25 only to sprain it at least three times already this season. He will rejoin Golden State when they play at Charlotte on Saturday, when the team hopes to have a clearer time frame for his return.
DETROIT’S RODNEY STUCKEY, FRONT, DRAWS A FOUL from Milwaukee’s Drew Gooden. The Bucks defeated the Pistons, 102-93, on Thursday night in Milwaukee.
Roundup The Associated Press
Darrell Arthur, Memphis Inactive (out for season). FG 52 47 70 62 106 49 62 57 80 64
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Biedrins had missed the last three games with a sprained right ankle before returning against the Orlando Magic on Thursday night. But starting small forward Dorell Wright missed the game with a bruised right knee. “We’re a no-excuse basketball team,” said Jackson, echoing his season-long mantra. Brown’s injury popped up in the fourth quarter of Golden State’s 111-106 overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night reaching in to foul Udonis Haslem. Brown had started the past three games, averaging 9.7 points and 6.3 rebounds and was among Golden State’s best interior defenders.
Hawks 111, Bobcats 81 ATLANTA — Josh Smith scored 30 points, Joe Johnson added 23, and Atlanta won its first game without All-Star center Al Horford. The Hawks learned earlier in the day that Horford, a leader on and off the court, will miss at least three months after tearing the pectoral muscle in his left shoulder going for a rebound the previous night at Indiana. Knowing they’ll be expected to take on an even larger load with Horford sidelined, Smith and Johnson came through big time against the hapless Bobcats, who lost their fifth in a row and dropped to 2-9. The Hawks dominated on the boards, outrebounding Charlotte 5530. Byron Mullens led the Bobcats with 21 points in his first career start. Charlotte never led in the game, and the Hawks steadily pulled away from a 19-all tie late in the first quarter. Jeff Teague hit a three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the opening half, sending Atlanta to the locker room with a 5747 edge. The Bobcats never seriously threatened the rest of the way. After Gerald Henderson hit a jumper that made it 5951, the Hawks led by double figures the rest of the way. Even without Horford, the Hawks dominated the boards to improve to 8-4. Most telling was the commanding 20-4 edge at the offensive end, setting up Atlanta for 22 second-chance points. The Bobcats had just six. Playing without his socalled “‘bash brother,” Smith still crashed the boards for a game-high 13 rebounds. Zaza Pachulia also had a doubledouble with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Everyone, in fact, got in on the act. Vladimir Radmanovic had eight boards, Joe Johnson and reserve Ivan Johnson chipped in with seven apiece. Nothing went right for the Bobcats, who didn’t have anyone with more than six rebounds and shot just 1-of8 from three-point range. The Hawks had their biggest lead at the end, after both teams had cleared their benched. CHARLOTTE (81) Thomas 3-6 3-3 9, Diaw 0-3 0-0 0, Mullens 8-16 5-6 21, Augustin 4-9 0-0 8, Henderson 7-13 2-2 16, Biyombo 1-5 0-0 2, White 2-5 0-0 4, Higgins 3-6 0-0 6, Walker 2-9 1-2 6, Diop 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 3-4 0-0 6, Carroll 0-1 3-3 3. Totals 33-78 14-16 81.
ATLANTA (111) Radmanovic 3-7 0-0 7, Smith 14-22 2-6 30, Pachulia 2-5 6-7 10, Teague 7-16 0-0 16, J.Johnson 7-18 7-8 23, I.Johnson 4-9 4-5 12, Green 4-8 2-2 11, Pargo 0-1 0-0 0, Stackhouse 1-2 0-0 2, Sloan 0-2 0-0 0, Collins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-90 21-28 111. Charlotte 21 26 19 15— 81 Atlanta 25 32 28 26—111 3-Point Goals-Charlotte 1-8 (Walker 1-3, Henderson 0-1, Diaw 0-2, Augustin 0-2), Atlanta 6-19 (Teague 2-4, J.Johnson 2-8, Green 1-3, Radmanovic 1-4). Fouled Out-I. Johnson. Rebounds-Charlotte 37 (Diaw 6), Atlanta 65 (Smith 13). Assists-Charlotte 21 (Augustin 8), Atlanta 29 (J.Johnson 8). Total Fouls-Charlotte 19, Atlanta 16. A-10,597 (18,729).
Bucks 102, Pistons 93 MILWAUKEE — Brandon Jennings scored 27 points and Stephen Jackson added 25 to help Milwaukee beat Detroit. The Bucks improved to 4-0 at home and 4-6 overall, while the Pistons dropped to 2-9 with their sixth straight loss and fifth in a row on the road. Detroit last lost six straight from March 13-April 3, 2010. Bucks coach Scott Skiles became the 39th coach in NBA history to reach 400 victories. He is 400-388. A game after scoring a season-high 34 points, Jackson was 9 of 17 from the field, and had six rebounds and six assists. Rookie Jon Leuer, making his first start for the Bucks, added 15 points and six rebounds. Greg Monroe led the Pistons with a career-high 32 points and had 16 rebounds. Rookie point guard Brandon Knight added 20 points. DETROIT (93) Prince 6-17 0-0 13, Jerebko 2-4 0-0 4, Monroe 12-16 8-8 32, Knight 7-9 4-4 20, Gordon 3-14 3-3 9, Maxiell 1-5 0-0 2, Stuckey 2-7 7-7 11, Wilkins 0-2 2-2 2, Wallace 0-0 0-0 0, Bynum 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-74 24-24 93. MILWAUKEE (102) Jackson 9-17 4-4 25, Leuer 6-9 3-3 15, Bogut 4-9 2-2 10, Jennings 9-15 6-6 27, Delfino 3-9 0-0 9, Livingston 1-2 0-0 2, Harris 0-2 0-0 0, Gooden 0-0 0-0 0, Ilyasova 5-13 2-2 14, Sanders 0-2 0-0 0, Hobson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-78 17-17 102. Detroit 27 16 25 25 — 93 Milwaukee 31 21 27 23—102 3-Point Goals-Detroit 3-5 (Knight 2-2, Prince 1-2, Gordon 0-1), Milwaukee 11-22 (Jennings 3-4, Jackson 3-7, Delfino 3-8, Ilyasova 2-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Detroit 42 (Monroe 16), Milwaukee 40 (Jackson, Delfino, Ilyasova, Leuer 6). Assists-Detroit 18 (Gordon, Prince, Stuckey 4), Milwaukee 25 (Jackson 6). Total Fouls-Detroit 21, Milwaukee 20. Technicals-Maxiell, Jackson, Milwaukee defensive three second. A-11,465 (18,717).
Grizzlies 94, Knicks 83 MEMPHIS, TENN. — Rudy Gay scored a season-high 26 points, and Memphis beat New York to end the Knicks’ winning streak at four games. The Knicks played most of the second half without scoring leader Carmelo Anthony after he sprained his right ankle early in the third period. He didn’t return and X-rays were negative. Gay made 11 of 16 shots to help the Grizzlies snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 4-6. O.J. Mayo
scored 18 points, also a season high, on 7-of-12 shooting and had eight rebounds. Tony Allen added 12 points, and Marc Gasol had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Anthony and Bill Walker each scored 14 points to lead the Knicks (6-5). Rookie guard Iman Shumpert had 12 points, but was 5 of 20 from the field. Amare Stoudemire, saddled with foul problems early, scored a season-low six points, converting only one of his seven shots. New York set a season low with its 83 points. NEW YORK (83) Anthony 6-11 1-1 14, Stoudemire 1-7 4-4 6, Chandler 1-3 0-0 2, Shumpert 5-20 1-1 12, Fields 3-5 2-2 9, Harrellson 3-5 0-0 8, Walker 5-8 0-0 14, Douglas 3-13 1-1 8, Bibby 1-4 0-0 2, Balkman 1-3 1-2 3, Novak 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 31-83 10-11 83. MEMPHIS (94) Gay 11-16 3-4 26, Speights 0-6 2-2 2, Gasol 3-7 4-6 10, Conley 3-9 3-4 9, Allen 5-8 2-2 12, Mayo 7-12 0-0 18, Cunningham 3-7 2-4 8, Pondexter 0-3 0-4 0, Young 0-3 0-0 0, Selby 2-3 4-4 9, J.Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Pargo 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-75 20-30 94. New York 19 19 14 31—83 Memphis 28 21 26 19—94 3-Point Goals-New York 11-26 (Walker 4-7, Harrellson 2-4, Anthony 1-1, Fields 1-1, Novak 1-2, Shumpert 1-4, Douglas 1-5, Bibby 0-2), Memphis 6-12 (Mayo 4-7, Selby 1-1, Gay 1-2, Young 0-1, Pondexter 0-1). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-New York 47 (Chandler 11), Memphis 57 (Gasol 12). Assists-New York 19 (Douglas 4), Memphis 20 (Conley 7). Total Fouls-New York 23, Memphis 11. Technicals-Pondexter, Memphis defensive three second. A-15,324 (18,119).
Cavaliers 101, Suns 90 PHOENIX — Prize rookie Kyrie Irving scored a seasonhigh 26 points, and Antawn Jamison matched his season high with 23. Irving, who played only 11 games at Duke before being drafted first overall, topped his previous high of 21. Anderson Varejeo contributed 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Steve Nash led six Suns players in double figures with 16 points, becoming the 15th active player to reach 16,000 points. He also had 15 assists. Marcin Gortat had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Phoenix. Michael Redd, playing his first game for Phoenix, had 12 points in 19 minutes. CLEVELAND (101) Casspi 3-7 0-0 6, Jamison 10-22 0-0 23, Varejao 3-10 2-3 8, Irving 11-17 2-2 26, Parker 3-8 0-0 8, Sessions 1-7 3-3 5, Gee 2-4 4-6 8, Gibson 3-7 1-2 10, Erden 0-0 0-2 0, T.Thompson 3-7 1-3 7. Totals 39-89 13-21 101. PHOENIX (90) Hill 0-2 0-0 0, Frye 5-11 0-0 12, Gortat 7-11 0-2 14, Nash 6-10 3-5 16, Dudley 4-7 0-0 8, Redd 4-9 1-2 12, Brown 3-9 5-6 11, Warrick 0-2 2-2 2, Morris 5-9 1-1 13, Price 0-4 0-0 0, Lopez 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 34-75 14-20 90. Cleveland 30 26 23 22—101 Phoenix 30 18 23 19— 90 3-Point Goals-Cleveland 10-19 (Gibson 3-5, Jamison 3-5, Parker 2-2, Irving 2-4, Sessions 0-1, Casspi 0-2), Phoenix 8-21 (Redd 3-7, Morris 2-2, Frye 2-6, Nash 1-2, Brown 0-1, Dudley 0-1, Price 0-2). Fouled Out-Erden. Rebounds-Cleveland 60 (Varejao 17), Phoenix 45 (Gortat 10). Assists-Cleveland 22 (Irving 6), Phoenix 23 (Nash 15). Total Fouls-Cleveland 19, Phoenix 21. Technicals-Phoenix defensive three second. A-14,636 (18,422).
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Friday, January 13, 2012
Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 14 New Orleans at San Francisco, 3:30 p.m. Denver at New England, 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Houston at Baltimore, noon N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 3:30 p.m. Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 22 TBD Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis NFC vs. AFC, 5:20 p.m.
200 freestyle relay — 2. Nick Becker, Noah Benham, Jon McClees, Kyle Yoder, 1:38.84; 7. Nolan Stoppel, Fletcher Koch, Evan Barnes, Andrew Roman, 1:46.57; 11. Jack Ziegler, Venkata Malladi, Tommy Finch, Trevor Hillis, 1:52.98; 13. Connor Thellman, Eric Wang, Kolbe Murray, Ty Hartman, 2:07.32. 100 backstroke — 4. Josh Saathoff, 1:05.25; 5. Cooper Schmiedeler, 1:09.17; 8. Nolan Stoppel, 1:13.03. 100 breaststroke — 3. Kyle Yoder, 1:06.25; 6. Noah Benham, 1:11.6; 7. Fletcher Koch, 1:17.51; 10. Evan Barnes, 1:20.84; 15. Connor Thellman, 1:23.78; 16. Jack Ziegler, 1:26.48; 19. Eric Wang, 1:29.77; 20. Venkata Malladi, 1:30.91; 27. Tommy Finch, 1:37.56. 400 freestyle relay — 2. Ben Sloan, Hunter Robinson, Cooper Schmiedeler, Connor Munk, 3:28.93; 4. Andrew Roman, Evan Barnes, Nolan Stoppel, Josh Saathoff, 3:49.87.
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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS QUARTERBACK TOM BRADY, IN PHOTO AT LEFT, and Denver Broncos defensive back Champ Bailey will meet Saturday night. The last time the two met in the playoffs, Bailey intercepted Brady and returned it 100 yards to spark a 27-13 Denver victory.
Bailey, Brady to renew their rivalry Saturday
Thursday At Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club Johannesburg Purse: $1.65 million e-East Course; Yardage: 7,592; Par: 72 w-West Course; Yardage: 7,237; Par: 71 First Round (incomplete after rain delay) w-Damien McGrane, Ireland 31-32—63 w-Jamie Elson, England 30-33—63 w-Reinier Saxton, Netherlands 32-32—64 w-Peter Karmis, South Africa 32-32—64 e-Desvonde Botes, South Africa 35-30—65 w-Joel Sjoholm, Sweden 33-32—65 w-David Drysdale, Scotland 35-30—65 w-George Coetzee, South Africa 33-32—65 w-George Murray, Scotland 32-33—65 w-Carlos del Moral, Spain 32-33—65 w-Shaun Norris, South Africa 33-32—65 w-Tommy Fleetwood, England 33-33—66 w-Retief Goosen, South Africa 31-35—66 w-Peter Hedblom, Sweden 32-34—66 w-Warren Abery, South Africa 34-32—66 w-Richard Finch, England 33-33—66 w-Marc Warren, Scotland 32-34—66 w-Wallie Coetsee, South Africa 34-32—66 w-Brandon Pieters, South Africa 31-35—66
Thursday At Waialae Country Club Course Honolulu Purse: $5.5 million Yardage: 7,044; Par: 70 (35-35) First Round (a-amateur) Graham DeLaet Carl Pettersson K.J. Choi Kyle Reifers Webb Simpson Ken Duke Colt Knost Doug LaBelle II David Hearn Pat Perez Bud Cauley Kyle Stanley Steve Stricker Will Claxton Seung-yul Noh Matt Every Spencer Levin Ricky Barnes Stephen Ames Rory Sabbatini Keegan Bradley Jhonattan Vegas Harris English Harrison Frazar Sean O’Hair Scott Stallings Charles Howell III William McGirt Roberto Castro Chris Stroud Johnson Wagner Cameron Beckman D.A. Points Kris Blanks Tim Herron Bobby Gates Brendon Todd J.J. Killeen Martin Flores Billy Hurley III John Senden Billy Mayfair Sang-Moon Bae Ted Potter, Jr. Nathan Green Jeff Maggert Jeff Overton Greg Owen Ryan Palmer Brian Gay Josh Teater Tom Pernice Jr. Jason Kokrak George McNeill Duffy Waldorf Scott Piercy Chris Kirk Gavin Coles Steve Wheatcroft Jarrod Lyle Daniel Summerhays Alex Aragon Tadd Fujikawa
BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB-Announced club owners voted to extend the contract of Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig through the 2014 season. American League CLEVELAND INDIANS-Agreed to terms with RHP Chris Ray on a minor league contract. NEW YORK YANKEES-Named Rick Down minor league roving hitting instructor and Tom Nieto manager of the Gulf Coast League Yankees. TAMPA BAY RAYS-Agreed to terms with 1B-OF Luke Scott on a one-year contract. National League MIAMI MARLINS-Agreed to terms with 1B Greg Dobbs on a two-year contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERS-Agreed to terms with OF Carlos Gomez and LHP Manny Parra on one-year contracts. BASKETBALL Women’s National Basketball Association TULSA SHOCK-Acquired G Temeka Johnson from Phoenix for G Andrea Riley. FOOTBALL National Football League DALLAS COWBOYS-Named Bill Callahan offensive line coach and offensive coordinator and Jerome Henderson secondary coach. NEW YORK JETS-Signed LB Matthias Berning. WASHINGTON REDSKINS-Named Raheem Morris defensive backs coach. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS-Released OL Patrick Kabongo, WR Chris Bauman and DB Wopamo Osaisai. SOCCER Major League Soccer LA GALAXY-Loaned F Robbie Keane to Aston Villa (Premier). NEW YORK RED BULLS-Signed D Markus Holgersson. PORTLAND TIMBERS-Traded F Kenny Cooper to New York for a 2013 first-round draft pick and allocation money. COLLEGE ALABAMA-Announced junior RB Trent Richardson, junior CB Dre Kirkpatrick and junior LB Dont’a Hightower will enter the NFL draft. ARKANSAS-Announced the resignations of linebackers coach Reggie Johnson, and graduate assistant coaches Richard Owens and Brandon Sharpe, to take coaching positions at Alabama-Birmingham. BOSTON COLLEGE-Announced DE Max Holloway will enter the NFL draft. CLEMSON-Announced the resignation of defensive coordinator Kevin Steele. PENN STATE— Named Stan Hixon assistant head coach/wide receivers coach, Larry Johnson defensive line coach, Charles London running backs coach, Mac McWhorter offensive line coach, John Strollo tight ends coach and Ron Vanderlinden linebackers coach RUTGERS-Named Meredith Long field hockey coach. TEXAS TECH-Suspended freshman Terran Petteway for a game after he elbowed a Kansas player Wednesday. TOLEDO-Anounced junior WR Eric Page will enter the NFL draft. WYOMING-Signed football coach Dave Christensen to a five-year contract through 2016. YALE-Named Tony Reno football coach.
Detroit 80, Green Bay 73 Dickinson 76, Washington (Md.) 41 E. Illinois 68, UT-Martin 55 Endicott 69, Wentworth Tech 62 Findlay 67, Lake Erie 64 Graceland (Iowa) 58, Culver-Stockton 46 Hillsdale 78, Wayne (Mich.) 72 Ill.-Springfield 79, Wis.-Parkside 68 Michigan Tech 78, Lake Superior St. 70 Milwaukee 58, Wright St. 38 Minnesota 77, Indiana 74 N. Dakota St. 55, UMKC 54 North Dakota 69, Valley City St. 46 Oral Roberts 71, W. Illinois 70, 2OT Rogers St. 71, Oklahoma Christian 69 S. Dakota St. 86, South Dakota 56 S. Utah 72, IUPUI 64 SE Missouri 85, SIU-Edwardsville 68 Saginaw Valley St. 67, N. Michigan 60 Wisconsin 67, Purdue 62 SOUTHWEST Hardin-Simmons 60, Sul Ross St. 57 Houston Baptist 123, Crowley’s Ridge 43 Howard Payne 94, McMurry 90 Mary Hardin-Baylor 80, Schreiner 60 North Texas 84, W. Kentucky 67 FAR WEST Arizona 81, Oregon St. 73, OT Cal Poly 66, UC Irvine 50 E. Washington 65, Sacramento St. 60 Long Beach St. 86, UC Davis 58 Loyola Marymount 68, Pepperdine 58 Montana 78, N. Arizona 53 Nevada 81, San Jose St. 57 New Mexico St. 80, Utah St. 60 Pacific 79, CS Northridge 59 Portland St. 86, N. Colorado 75 San Diego 75, Santa Clara 62 San Francisco 104, Portland 70 Stanford 68, Utah 65 Weber St. 63, Montana St. 49
EAST Delaware 69, UNC Wilmington 37 Hofstra 80, Georgia St. 67 Marist 59, Fairfield 47 Northeastern 58, George Mason 54 Penn St. 78, Michigan 63 Towson 77, William & Mary 75 UMBC 73, Stony Brook 47 SOUTH Clemson 52, North Carolina 47 Drexel 60, James Madison 43 Florida Gulf Coast 57, Belmont 50 Georgia 61, Florida 55 Georgia Tech 71, Wake Forest 67 Jacksonville 80, SC-Upstate 72 Kentucky 61, Tennessee 60 LSU 58, South Carolina 48 Louisiana Tech 66, Idaho 54 Louisiana-Monroe 58, UALR 54 Miami 75, Maryland 63 Middle Tennessee 74, FIU 60 Mississippi 60, Arkansas 54 Mississippi St. 66, Alabama 61 NC State 80, Boston College 57 North Florida 70, ETSU 67 Stetson 74, Lipscomb 63 UAB 61, UCF 54 Vanderbilt 66, Auburn 58 Virginia 52, Virginia Tech 39 MIDWEST Bowling Green 61, Ohio 49 Cleveland St. 83, Ill.-Chicago 80 Creighton 65, Evansville 33 Detroit 71, Milwaukee 48 Drake 73, S. Illinois 59 Green Bay 68, Wright St. 50 Illinois St. 67, Bradley 65 Indiana St. 68, N. Iowa 62 Loyola of Chicago 82, Youngstown St. 77 Michigan St. 67, Indiana 47 Nebraska 75, Wisconsin 69 Ohio St. 82, Northwestern 72 Purdue 72, Minnesota 55 SOUTHWEST Rice 67, Tulane 49 SMU 76, Houston 61 UTEP 67, Tulsa 56 FAR WEST BYU 80, Pepperdine 56 Cal Poly 71, UC Riverside 43 California 68, Colorado 55 E. Washington 78, Sacramento St. 62 Gonzaga 87, San Francisco 52 Montana 60, N. Arizona 48 Montana St. 64, Weber St. 61 Oregon 87, Arizona 73 Pacific 93, Long Beach St. 56 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 75, Portland 71 Stanford 62, Utah 43 Utah St. 74, New Mexico St. 56
ENGLEWOOD, COLO. (AP) — Bradshaw for the best mark dynasty along with Denver’s 32-31—63 The last time the Broncos in league history. years of playoff misery. 32-33—65 and Patriots met in the playBailey and the Broncos, Trying to become the first 33-32—65 33-32—65 offs, Champ Bailey returned however, will be out for their team to win three straight Su33-33—66 an interception 100 yards, seventh win in 10 tries against per Bowls, the Patriots were 33-33—66 sparking a big Denver win him. No other team has had driving for the go-ahead 32-34—66 33-33—66 and handing Tom Brady his that much success against the score in the third quarter. But 32-34—66 first postseason defeat after two-time MVP and perennial on third down from the Den34-32—66 33-33—66 10 wins and three titles. Pro Bowler. ver 5, Bailey stepped in front 33-33—66 Six years later, they meet Still, the Broncos’ captain of Troy Brown in the end 35-31—66 31-35—66 again this weekend, both readily acknowledges he zone for the pick. He sprinted 33-33—66 men a lot longer in the tooth doesn’t particularly enjoy down the Broncos’ sideline. 33-33—66 but just as transcendent. facing Brady. With the goal line almost 33-34—67 35-32—67 At 33, Bailey was just “It’s more frustrating when in reach, Bailey, huffing and 37-30—67 named to his puffing, slowed 32-35—67 33-34—67 11th Pro Bowl, and was bringHe’s really a He’s smart, ac33-34—67 extending his ing the ball 32-35—67 playmaker for them. curate, he has all the 32-35—67 record for cordown to his hip 34-33—67 tools. He’s tough, nerbacks. He He’s a great leader. when tight end 32-35—67 34-33—67 helped the He’s everything you Ben Watson confident. Every33-34—67 Broncos (9-8) look for in a football caught up and 33-34—67 thing you want in a reach the playknocked him 34-34—68 player.” player.” 38-30—68 offs for the first down, sending 33-35—68 time in six seathe ball flying 35-33—68 35-33—68 sons. out of bounds — Tom Brady on Champ Bailey — Champ Bailey on Tom Brady 36-32—68 “He’s really a at the 1 — or 34-34—68 35-33—68 playmaker for was it through 33-35—68 them,” Brady said. “He’s a you’re out there because he’s the end zone? 35-33—68 34-34—68 great leader. He’s everything so good. He’s one of the best With Bailey lying on his 33-35—68 you look for in a football ever,” Bailey said. “I think a back, grimacing and gasping for 35-33—68 player.” lot of people want to find out air, Patriots coach Bill Belichick 35-33—68 31-37—68 That’s pretty much what who’s going to be the next challenged the call, saying the 35-34—69 Bailey said about Brady. guy, but he always reminds ball flew out of the end zone, 33-36—69 33-36—69 High School “He’s smart, accurate, he everybody he’s still the best.” not at the 1, which would have 36-33—69 SOPHOMORE BOYS has all the tools,” Bailey said. Brady said he’s not thrilled given New England the ball 37-32—69 Thursday at Olathe Northwest 35-34—69 “He’s tough, confident. Every- to see Bailey again, either. back on a touchback. FREE STATE 53, OLATHE NORTHWEST 45 35-34—69 College Men FSHS highlights: P.J. Brodenbender 14 thing you want in a player.” “I wish I could have him on The challenge was unsuc36-33—69 EAST points; Saxon Mingus 9 points; Tristan 34-35—69 At 34, Brady threw 39 our team and not play against cessful, and Mike Anderson Garber 7 points; Kamani Garrett 6 points; Boston College 59, Clemson 57 35-34—69 Innocent Anavberokhai 6. CCSU 71, Mount St. Mary’s 66 touchdown passes, the sec- him. I’m tired of playing scored to give Denver a 17-6 35-34—69 FSHS record: 9-0. Castleton St. 116, New England 87 ond-highest total of his bril- against him,” Brady said. “He lead on its way to a 27-13 tri36-33—69 Drexel 60, George Mason 53 35-34—69 Thursday at Olathe South liant career, and he led the definitely challenges us. He umph, the Broncos’ first playoff LIU 82, Fairleigh Dickinson 64 34-35—69 OLATHE SOUTH 49, LAWRENCE 38 Manhattan 75, Iona 72 Patriots (13-3) to the top seed is a huge factor in every game win since John Elway’s second 35-34—69 LHS highlights: Eric Parrish 15 points; Mount St. Mary (NY) 83, Mount St. Vincent 72 35-34—69 in the AFC by winning his that we play against them. I Super Bowl victory in 1999. Narito Mendez 9 points; Bootsie Riley 7 Quinnipiac 78, Robert Morris 76 35-34—69 points; Brandon Bell 5 rebounds. Regis 58, Wheelock 48 last eight starts, including a have a ton of respect for him “Considering how much 36-33—69 LHS record: 2-4. Next for LHS: Thursday Sacred Heart 71, St. Francis (Pa.) 68 35-34—69 blowout at Denver on Dec. and you always have to be they won the previous years, vs. Olathe East at LHS. Siena 83, Rider 79 St. Francis (NY) 81, Monmouth (NJ) 64 18. careful throwing the ball to they were pretty much unVermont 73, Binghamton 53 FRESHMAN BOYS The heavily favored Patri- his side of the field.” beatable,” Bailey recalled. Wagner 78, Bryant 61 Thursday at Olathe SOUTH ots are 8-2 in home playoff That’s what happened back “To get a play like that and to OLATHE NORTHWEST 46, FREE STATE 39 Alice Lloyd 76, Berea 57 High School FSHS highlights: Scott Frantz 10 points; games under Brady, whose on Jan. 14, 2006, when Bailey change the game, to get a win Thursday at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Appalachian St. 56, Furman 50 Kalim Dowdell 8 points; Joel Stain 5 14-5 postseason record is tied made the play that ended against a team like that, yes, Center Austin Peay 80, E. Kentucky 65 points; Justin Narcomey 4 points; Keegan Centenary 87, Mississippi College 84 Team scores: 1. Free State, 507; 2. McKinney 4 points; Cole Stallard 4 points. with Hall of Famer Terry New England’s dominating it’s a special moment.” Charleston Southern 65, Presbyterian 58 Topeka Washburn Rural, 503; 3. St. Thomas
Saints have edge in experience SANTA CLARA, CALIF. (AP) — Center Jonathan Goodwin has been going around San Francisco’s locker room offering bits of veteran insight here and there. Playoff knowledge, Saints knowledge. The NFC West champion 49ers have eight players who have been to the postseason previously. The New Orleans Saints? A whopping 39 before their victory over Detroit last weekend. “I think some of the guys who didn’t get a chance to go to the playoffs in the past, they’re hungry,” 49ers tight end Vernon Davis said. “They’re really hungry. I don’t know what it’s going to be like, I just know I’m playing in the playoffs. I try not to get too excited because I want to keep myself under control.” That’s where Goodwin comes in. Among the key offseason acquisitions for San Francisco, Goodwin is one of those playoff-tested guys for the Niners (13-3). He won a Super Bowl ring with the Saints two years ago. “Should be pretty fun,” Goodwin said. “Hopefully my experiences seeing that defense a lot during training camp and sometimes during the season will be valuable.”
When the 49ers head into their first postseason appearance in nine years Saturday afternoon against Drew Brees and the high-powered Saints (14-3), quarterback and 2005 No. 1 draft pick Alex Smith will be just one of many San Francisco regulars making postseason debuts and taking their most significant steps yet onto the NFL’s big stage. Of the eight 49ers who have been to the postseason before, one is little-used wide receiver Brett Swain, another is long snapper Brian Jennings and also record-setting kicker David Akers. Jennings is the only player still around from the 49ers’ 2002 playoff season, when San Francisco rallied to stun the New York Giants 39-38 in their NFC wild-card game. From star linebackers Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman, to Davis, running back Frank Gore and left tackle Joe Staley, punter Andy Lee and even safety Donte Whitner, this will be a monumental first. What a difference from the dominating Saints, with almost an entire roster of men who have played such important games before this year. The 49ers are considered an underdog again — a role first-year coach Jim Har-
baugh relishes — this week despite playing at home in sold-out Candlestick Park. San Francisco earned the NFC’s No. 2 seed over the Saints, who did their share of scoreboard watching late in the season in hopes of stealing the second spot and a first-round bye. “The bigger the games get, I think you fall back on your routine and your preparation,” Smith said. “What you’ve always done, the things that got you here. Continue to fall back on all those little things.” Brees will be up against a stingy San Francisco defense that allowed only three rushing touchdowns and all in the final two games — and the Niners had 38 takeaways to only 10 turnovers for a plus28 turnover differential. That matched the second-best mark in NFL history. Now, back in the postseason, the 49ers face the daunting task of trying to slow down Brees, whose versatile offense produced a playoffrecord 626 yards in Saturday night’s 45-28 win over the Lions. Brees threw for 466 yards and completed 33 of 43 passes — and no doubt will provide the toughest test yet for San Francisco’s deep and talented defense.
Aquinas, 370; 4. Junction City, 219; 5. Bonner Springs, 147. Free State results 200 medley relay — 1. Connor Munk, Kyle Yoder, Ben Sloan, Hunter Robinson, 1:44.48; 4. Cooper Schmiedeler, Noah Benham, Jon McClees, Nick Becker, 1:54.82; 11. Connor Thellman, Fletcher Koch, Josh Saathoff, Jack Ziegler, 2:10.66; 14. Alder Cromwell, Eric Wang, Ty Hartman, Tommy Finch, 2:27.97. 200 freestyle — 1. Connor Munk, 1:53.54; 4. Evan Barnes, 2:11.82; 11. Alder Cromwell, 2:41.81. 200 medley — 1. Ben Sloan, 1:59.03; 3. Hunter Robinson, 2:16.6; 6. Andrew Roman, 2:32.68. 50 freestyle — 3. Kyle Yoder, 24.62; 4. Nick Becker, 24.87; 6. Jon McCLees, 25.33; 10. Nathan Stoppel, 26.39; 28. Venkata Malladi, 28.28; 32. Fletcher Koch, 28.69; 44. Kolbe Murray, 29.66; 48. Connor Thellman, 29.81; 54. Tommy Finch, 31.04; 58. Ty Hartman, 32.21; 65. Eric Wang, 34.59. Diving — 2. Dan Krieger, 197.55; 3. Trevor Hillis, 179.5; 5. Austin Neidow, 175.65; 7. Wyatt Ohse, 160.5. 100 butterfly — 4. Jon McClees, 1:00.44; 6. Noah Benham, 1:01.86; 7. Hunter Robinson, 1:03.33. 100 freestyle — 1. Ben Sloan, 48.92; 4. Nick Becker, 54.38; 22. Jack Ziegler, 1:03.22; 26. Alder Cromwell, 1:05.41; 33. Kolbe Murray, 1:08.64; 45. Ty Hartman, 1:14.79. 500 freestyle — 1. Connor Munk, 5:31.02; 2. Cooper Schmiedeler, 5:47.27; 3. Josh Saathoff, 5:54.19; 4. Andrew Roman, 5:55.46.
Chattanooga 51, Wofford 48 Christian Brothers 69, West Alabama 54 Coastal Carolina 65, Gardner-Webb 63 Cumberland (Tenn.) 61, Blue Mountain 48 Davidson 88, W. Carolina 67 Duke 61, Virginia 58 Elon 70, The Citadel 55 Fort Valley St. 78, Paine 75 Georgetown (Ky.) 75, Cumberlands 73 Georgia Southern 58, Samford 53 Georgia St. 75, UNC Wilmington 61 High Point 64, Winthrop 54 Idaho 90, Louisiana Tech 88, OT Lee 63, Emmanuel (Ga.) 56 Liberty 69, Radford 64 Loyola NO 67, Spring Hill 65 Martin Methodist 88, Mid-Continent 59 Middle Tennessee 70, FIU 59 Mississippi St. 62, Tennessee 58 Mobile 68, William Carey 64 Murray St. 66, Jacksonville St. 55 South Alabama 70, Louisiana-Lafayette 65 Spalding 84, Blackburn 52 St. Augustine’s 68, Virginia Union 58 Trevecca Nazarene 76, Bethel (Tenn.) 73, OT UALR 72, Louisiana-Monroe 51 UNC Asheville 89, Campbell 82 UNC Greensboro 73, Coll. of Charleston 66 Union (Tenn.) 98, Lyon 71 VCU 65, James Madison 45 MIDWEST Ashland 61, Tiffin 59 Columbia (Mo.) 76, Park 59 Concordia (Wis.) at Maranatha Baptist, ppd.
FSHS record: 7-3. Next Wednesday at SM East.
C TEAM GIRLS Thursday at Olathe OLATHE SOUTH 42, LAWRENCE HIGH 34 LHS record: 0-4. FRESHMAN GIRLS Thursday at Olathe OLATHE SOUTH 33, LAWRENCE 28 LHS highlights: Rebecca Finley 8 points; Taylor Harris 6 points; Bonnie Reinsch 6 points. LHS record: 3-3. Next for LHS: Tuesday vs. K.C. Schlagle.
EIGHTH GRADE BOYS Thursday at South SOUTH 49, K.C. TURNER 29 South highlights: Austin Downing 11 points; Anthony Harvey 8 points; Jomain Rouser 6 points; Fred Brou 6 points. South record: 3-1. Next for South: Jan. 19 vs. Topeka Seaman. Thursday at Southwest SOUTHWEST 54, WEST 44 Southwest highlights: Price Morgan 30 points, 11 rebounds; Mikey Corbett 9 points, 3 assists; Parker Tietjen 6 points; Zavion King 5 points; Parker Kirkpatrick 4 points. Southwest record: 2-1. Next for Southwest: Tuesday at Bishop Seabury.
AREA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Tongie splits with Lansing J-W Staff Reports
TONGANOXIE — Eric McPherson scored 12 points, and Dane Erickson added 11, but Tonganoxie fell to Lansing on Thursday night in high school boys basketball. The Chieftains (4-4) will play Tuesday against Blue Valley Southwest in the Tonganoxie Invitational. Lansing Tonganoxie
15 15 — 52 14 13 — 43
Lansing: Grice 9, Young 9, Decker 10, Bailey 10, Mein 6, Jones 4, Miller 4. Tonganoxie: John Lean 8, Dane Erickson 11, Tyler Ford 3, Dylan Jacobs 3, Eric McPherson 12, Josh Ghale 2, Brennen Williams 2, Colby Yates 2.
Tonganoxie girls 51, Lansing 40 Junior Jenny Whitledge scored a game-high 17 points and hauled in 16 rebounds and Tonganoxie earned its second straight win. The Chieftains (5-3) clung to a 15-13 lead at the end of the
first quarter. They took control in the second as they opened the period on an 8-2 run. Lansing 13 6 6 15 — 40 Tonganoxie 15 13 13 10 — 51 Lansing: Gabby Hacker 4-11 1-2 10, Emma Zeck 2-6 2-6 6, Morgan Bromell 2-6 1-3 5, Maggie Hornick 2-6 0-2 4, Micheala Taylor 1-3 0-0 3, Danielle Pendergraft 1-3 0-0 3, Shelby Ogden 1-11 0-0 3, Emily Babcock 1-2 0-0 2, Morgan Johnson 0-0 0-1 0. Tonganoxie: Jenny Whitledge 8-10 1-4 17, Hannah Kemp 5-7 0-1 12, Emily Soetaert 3-4 0-0 7, Tavia Brown 1-9 5-6 7, Amanda Holroyd 2-5 0-0 6, Haley Smith 1-3 0-0 2, Katelyn Waldeier 1-3 0-0 2, Madee Walker 0-2 2-2 2, Kara Banks 0-1 0-2 0, Emma Stilgenbauer 0-6 0-0 0.
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Apartments Unfurnished 2BR in 4 plex, excellent Location at 1104 Tennessee. Near downtown & KU. CA, no pets, $490. 785-842-4242
Community Living Opportunities is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping adults and children with severe developmental disabilities achieve personally satisfying and fulfilling lifestyles Now hiring for:
Direct Support Professionals
Offering flexible schedules for day and night positions, including weekends, affordable benefits, and the chance to make a difference in the life of someone else every day! Qualifications include: Must be at least 21 years of age; Minimum of high school diploma or GED; Operation of motor vehicle; Current and valid driver’s license; Experience working with persons who have disabilities a plus. To learn more about these exciting opportunities OR to learn more about CLO services and other job opportunities, please visit our website:
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Dietary Cook - Part Time Experience required. Vintage Park at Baldwin City
10 HARD WORKERS NEEDED NOW! Immediate Full Time Openings! 40 Hours a Week Guaranteed! Weekly Pay! 785-841-0755
Cedarwood Apts 2411 Cedarwood Ave. Beautiful & Spacious
2BR at 1BR price
Newer 2BR for only $475. Jacksonville Apts. Act fast! (785) 841-4935
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Licensed Social Worker Lawrence Presbyterian Manor is seeking a full-time, licensed social worker for our CCRC campus. Join our high functioning, Mission driven team. Great benefits and working environment. Send resume to Judy Fabert, Human Resources Director, 1429 Kasold Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a general dental practice located in McLouth. We are making a difference in people’s lives everyday. We have a fun working environment and a small supportive team where everyone’s participation makes a difference. Are you a self-directed, detail-oriented person? Is providing excellent dental care important to you? Are you a people person, with warmth and confidence? Do you enjoy learning new things and working at the cutting edge of dentistry? If you answered yes, we have a position that may be what you are looking for. Experience preferred but will train the right person. Call our office at (913) 796 6113 or fax your resume to (913) 796 6098.
Dental Lab Tech Inst Seeking applicants for full-time position of Dental Lab Technology Instructor to be located in Topeka. EOE For job position details and to apply, to go to: greenbush.school recruiter.net
Full Time Medical Equipment Office and customer service position. Answering phones, making appointments, data entry, patient intakes, walk in clients and general office Apartments duties. Medical background a Furnished plus. Must have strong Rooms (newly remodeled) computer/communication skills. Drug test and back- Rent by week or by month. With cable & internet. Call ground check required. Virginia Inn 785-856-7536 Apply: ADVANCED HOMECARE, LLC, 2851 Iowa St. Apartments Lawrence, KS 66046
785.843.4040 www.thefoxrun.com Offering Leases through the end of May 2012
A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Move-in Special for 1BRs Only one of each left: 2BR Apt.& 2BR Townhome
VILLA 26 APARTMENTS
Quiet, great location on KU bus route, no pets, W/D in all units. 785-842-5227 www.villa26lawrence.com
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Reserve YOURS for Spring/Fall
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3601 Clinton Pkwy., Lawrence
2BR — 1017 Illinois. 2 story, 1 bath, CA, DW. $500/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 www.rentinlawrence.com
2 & 3BR Apts. $500-640. Some utilities incl. Pets ok. Tenants to Homeowners: 785-842-5494 1BR, 1/2 block to KU, reserved parking, $525. GAS & WATER PAID. 785-842-7644 www.gagemgmt.com
New 1BR - $540/mo. Open Mon.-Sat. Noon-4pm, 2451 Crossgate Dr. 785-760-7899
Special for 2012! Rentals Available Now!!! 1BR.........$595 2BR.........$695 3BR.........$795
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2BR, 1 bath, W/D, DW - in 4-plex, 5 blocks to KU/ downtown. $510/mo. No pets please. 785-838-3938
Apartments Unfurnished Studio Apt., 1907 W. 25th, $390/mo. + Tenant only pays elect. 785-841-1155
Duplexes 3BR + loft, great south location, 2924 Crestline Dr. 2½ bath, walk-in closet, lots of storage, deluxe kitchen, FP, sound proofing, 2 car garage w/opener, big back yard, patio. No pets. $900/mo. Avail. now. Call Neil 785-423-2660
3 BEDROOMS Quality thru-out - like new in NW Lawrence at FHS No pets, $1175.
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2BR avail. now, very nice & quiet, DW, W/D, off-st. parking. $545/mo. No pets. 785-423-1565, 785-841-4035 2BRs, 1419 1/2 New Jersey, 2 story, 1 bath, C/A, W/D hookups, DW, 1 pet ok, $535, 785-841-5797
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941 Indiana - 2BR 1 bath $650/mo. 785-841-4935
2BR starting at $525 W/D included. Pool
DIGITAL MEDIA SALES REPS Are you looking for a career opportunity in media sales and can you answer YES to the following questions? • Do you enjoy meeting new people and coming up with creative ideas? • Are you famous for getting results from your customers? • Are you a great listener and problem solver? • Do you use unique and innovative ways to achieve budget? • Do you love to turn a “no” into a “yes”? • Do you believe digital advertising needs to be a part of every campaign? • Do you use social marketing as part of your everyday life? • Do you love staying on top of the current internet trends and finding digital solutions for your clients’ needs? • Are you looking at being part of the fastest-growing area in media sales with the best growth potential?
The Woods of Old West Lawrence 785-841-4935
If you have been answering YES to these questions and have experience in sales, marketing and/or advertising; experience in online media sales; demonstrated success with prospecting and cold calling then we want to hear from you!
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2BR, 1310 Kentucky. CA, DW, laundry. Close to KU. $550/ mo. One Month FREE. $200 Deposit. Call 785-842-7644 2BR, 602 Bremer, 1 story, 1 bath, garage, CA, DW, W/D hookups. 1 pet okay, $500 per month. 785-841-5797 2BR, 925 Alabama. 1 Bath, Central Air, $500/mo. 2 Car garage is avail. for $100 per month. 785-842-7644
ASHBURY TOWNHOMES Near K-10, W/D hookups & fenced courtyard. 2BR & 3BRs Available
MOVE IN SPECIALS
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• Selling creative solutions to your clients to capitalize on our one million unique visitors per month on a trio of nationally recognized websites such as kusports.com, ljworld.com and Lawrence.com. • Sell clients a platform of products including online advertising, web banners, social marketing, sports marketing, search engine optimization, our Deals websites (including Lawrence Deals and johnsoncountydeals.com), and event marketing sponsorships. • Prospect new regional clients and make initial contact by cold-calling either in person or by phone. • Develop and build relationships with potential clients to build a large advertising client list. Ideal candidates will also have remarkable verbal and written communication skills; enjoy networking; effective time management and interpersonal skills; regularly achieve monthly sales goals; selfmotivated; proficient in Microsoft Office applications; and a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation with proof of auto insurance, and a clean driving record. We offer a competitive salary and commissions with an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, paid time off and more! Background check, preemployment drug screen and physical lift assessment required. To apply submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. EOE
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at 901 New Hampshire 785-830-8800
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Start at $495 One Bedroom/studio style Pool - Fitness Center -On-Site Laundry - Water & Trash Pd.
Now Leasing for 2012!
Studio, 1, 2 & 3 BRs
Fast, Reliable Maintenance On-site Management Close to KU, 3 Bus Stops
Bob Billings & Crestline
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Mediaphormedia is seeking Software Developers with significant experience in developing cutting-edge web sites and applications, preferably on an open-source (LAMPstyle) platform.
Sunrise Terrace — 951 Arkansas, so close to KU! 2BR w/study or 3rd BR, 2 full bath, CA, DW, laundry, lots of parking, some with W/D. $550 - $750/month. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 www.rentinlawrence.com
Sunrise Place Sunrise Village
Apartments & Townhomes 2, 3 & 4BRs
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Also, Check out our Luxury Apartments & Town Homes!
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If you have a minimum of two years experience developing on the web with dynamic languages; excellent teamwork abilities; strong conceptual and problem solving skills; an understanding of different platforms, browsers and other relevant internet technologies; a working knowledge of information architecture concepts; and relentless attention to detail, we want to talk to you. Ideal candidates will have a strong dedication to web standards and web development best practices, including extensive experience with database-backed development. We support and participate in the development of the Django web framework and the open-source community at large. Django began as an in house project and now is an open-source platform with a vibrant user community. Other open-source contributions from current and former team members include Haystack (modular search) and Tastypie (webservice API framework). Strong preference will be given to candidates with Django framework experience and/or previous Python programming experience. However, we will train the right person who demonstrates passion for their work and a willingness to learn. This position will develop, support, and maintain our “Ellington” Content Management System, our “Marketplace” online business directory product, and other new projects and diversification efforts as specified. Mediaphormedia is the award-winning commercial software division of The World Company, a communications and media company based in Lawrence, Kansas. Mediaphormedia is widely considered to be one of the most innovative news and media organizations in the country employing some of the best and brightest online media developers.
Available January 2012
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New Studio, 1, & 2 BRs
Full Time/Part Time Appliance Delivery/Installation exp. preferred. Must have valid driver’s license, heavy lifting. Apply at Stoneback Appliances at 925 Iowa St.
Available Now! 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms
at Harvard Square Starting at $595. No pets.
Advanced Home Care
Deliver ATT phone books in Lawrence & surrounding areas. Payment issued within 72 hrs. 866-314-5888
Small pets allowed. DOWNTOWN LOFT On bus route. 1 & 2BRs start at $400/mo. 2BR - 2406 Alabama, Bldg. 2, Studio Apartments 2 story, 1.5 baths, CA, DW, * Near campus, bus stop $500. No pets. 785-841-5797 Reserved parking space, 600 sq. ft., $675/mo. * Laundries on site www.rentinlawrence.com 825 sq. ft., $855/mo. pool, playground, total * Near stores, restaurants electric with reasonable No pets allowed * Water & trash paid 2BR - 3054 W. 7th, newly re- utility costs, washer, Call Today 785-841-6565 4BR duplex - start at $795 modeled, 2 plus BRs, 2 full email@example.com —————————————————— bath, FP, 2 car garage, 2nd dryer, & dishwasher in every unit. Get Coupon* for $25 OFF floor, CA, W/D hookup. $750 EACH MONTH’S RENT /mo. No pets. 785-841-5797 Perfect for the serious Studios — 2400 Alabama, all *Sign lease byJan. 30, 2012 student and/or elect., plenty of parking, AC, AND College Students great for families. laundry. $390, water/cable GET 10% DISCOUNT paid. No pets. 785-841-5797 —————————————————— Westgate 2BR - 3503 W. 7th Court, 2 CALL TODAY (Mon. - Fri.) Studios - 1708 W. 5th, all 4641 W. 6th story, 1 bath, CA, DW, W/D 785-843-1116 elect, plenty of parking, AC, behind Blockbuster hookup, garage, 1 pet ok. laundry. $410. water/cable $650/mo. 785-841-5797 785-842-9199 10th & Massachusetts paid. No pets. 785-841-5797 Lofts Studio & One Bedroom IMMEDIATE MOVE-IN 785-841-8468 2BR — 725 W. 25th, In 4www.firstmanagementinc.com plex, CA, W/D hookup, offst. parking. $410-$420/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797
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We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, paid time off and more! Background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical lift assessment required. To apply submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE
Townhomes Four Wheel Drive Townhomes
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2859 Four Wheel Drive Amazing 2BR, tranquil intimate setting, free standing townhome w/ courtyard, cathedral ceilings, skylights, & W/D. Most residents professionals. Pets ok. Water & trash pd. $750/mo. 785-842-5227 www.villa26lawrence.com 3BR, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Newer spacious unit. All appls. No pets. Avail. now. $895/mo. Call 785-766-9823 3BR, 2-1/2 bath, W/D hookups, new carpet, no pets. $900/mo. 785-749-6768 785-577-5561
3BR Townhomes Avail. Adam Ave. - 2 bath, 2 car, 1,700 sq. ft., some with fenced yards, $995/mo.
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Carpets & Rugs
Showings By Appointment
Auto Maintenance and Repair
AFTER THE FIRST CLEARANCE SALE! BIG Mark-downs in EVERY department!
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Multi-Warehouse Clearance on First Quality Overstocks & Surplus Goods in Popular Colors and Styles!
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On-Site Cooking Available
- Full Service Caterer Specializing in smoked meats & barbeque
- Corporate Events, Private Parties, WeddingsFamily Owned & Operated
Child Care Provided For All Your Battery Needs Across The Bridge In North Lawrence 903 N 2nd St | 785-842-2922 lawrencemarketplace.com/ battery
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• Decks • Gazebos • Framing • Siding • Fences • Additions • Remodel • Weatherproofing & Staining Insured, 20 yrs. experience. 785-550-5592
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1388 N 1293 Rd, Lawrence
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Motors - Pumps Complete Water Systems 602 E 9th St | 785-843-4522
For Everything Electrical Committed to Excellence Since 1972 Full Service Electrical Contractor www.quality-electric.net
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Sue Bee’s Cleaning 785-841-2268
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Mudjacking, Waterproofing. We specialize in Basement Repair & Pressure Grouting. Level & Straighten Walls & Bracing on wall. BBB . Free Estimates Since 1962
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Health Care Quantum Chiropractic
Healing requires balance. Holistic, individualized treatment. The Quantum Method is interactive and honors your uniqueness 1203 Iowa St. (970)749-3554
• Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation Call 785-842-5203 or visit us at Lawrencemarketplace.com /freestategaragedoors
• Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation
Get Lynn on the line! 785-843-LYNN www.lynnelectric.com
Heating & Cooling
Lawn, Garden & Nursery
For all the things you do not know whom to call. I get it done!
1783 E 1500 Rd, Lawrence
PineLandscapeCenter.com Find us on Facebook Pine Landscape Center 785-843-6949
JASON TANKING CONSTRUCTION New Construction Framing, Remodels, Additions, Decks Fully Ins. & Lic. 785.760.4066 http://lawrencemarket place.com/jtconstruction
No Job Too Big or Small
Breathe Holistic Life Center
Yoga is more than getting on the mat. Live Passionately Yoga Nutrition Classes Relaxation Retreats 1407 Massachusetts 785-218-0174 lawrencemarketplace.com/ breathe
Temporary or Contract Staffing Evaluation Hire, Direct Hire Professional Search Onsite Services (785) 749-7550 1000 S Iowa, Lawrence KS lawrencemarketplace.com/e xpress
We provide door-to-door transportation as well as many additional services to residents of Douglas County living with disabilities. Call to schedule a ride: 843-5576 or 888-824-7277 Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm We ask for $2.00 each way. Even if you don’t have a disability and you live outside the Lawrence City limits, we can help. Funded in part by KDOT Public Transit Program
Haul Free: Salvageable items. Minimum charge: other moving/hauling jobs. Also Maintenance/Cleaning (785) 550-1565 for home/business, firstname.lastname@example.org inside/out plumbing / Lawrencemarketplace.com/tic electrical & more. www.a2zenterprises.info Retired Carpenter, Deck 785-841-6254 Repairs, Home Repairs, Interior Wall Repair & Painting, Doors, Wood Rot, STARVING ARTISTS MOVING Powerwash 785-766-5285 15yr. locally owned and operated company. Professionally trained staff. We move everything from fossils to office and household goods. Call for a free estimate. 785-749-5073 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/starvingartist Snow Removal Driveways & Sidewalks Full Remodels & Odd Jobs, Interior/Exterior Painting, Installation & Repair of:
Decks Drywall Siding Gutters Privacy Fencing Doors Trim
KEYS of JOY
Insured 20 yrs. experience
Instruction and Tutoring Origins Interior Design
“where simple ideas become inspiring realities”
“Your Comfort Is Our Business.” Installation & Service Residential & Commercial (785) 841-2665
• Color & Design • Space Planning • Furniture Layouts • Trade Discounts • Project Management 785-766-9281 originsinteriordesign.com
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Baby & Children's Items
423B E 4th Street Tonganoxie, KS 66086 913-704-5037 Antiques, Collectibles, Glass, Furniture, Treasures
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Repairs and Services
Adorable Animal Designs
Full Service Grooming All Breeds & Sizes Including Cats! Flea & Tick Solutions • Unsightly black streaks of mold & dirt on your roof? • Mold or Mildew on your house? • Is winter salt intrusion causing your concrete to flake?
785-842-7118 Lawrencemarketplace. com/adorableanimaldesign
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785-842-3030 Free Quote
I COME TO YOU!
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One Company Is All You Need and One Phone Call Is All You Need To Make (785) 842-0351
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Serving the Douglas & Franklin county areas
Auto-Home- BusinessLife- Health Dennis J. Donnelly Insurance Inc. 913-268-5000 11211 Johnson Dr. insuranceinckc.com
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1210 Lakeview Court, Innovative Planting Design Construction & Installation www.lawrencemarketplace. com/lml
Plan Now For Next Year • Custom Pools, Spas & Water Features • Design & Installation • Pool Maintenance (785) 843-9119
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Tearoffs, Reroofs, Redecks * Storm Damage * Leaks * Roof Inspections
We’re There for You!
“When You’re Ready, We’re Reddi” •Sales •Service •Installations •Free Estimate on replacements all makes & models Commercial Residential Financing Available
Re-Roofs: All Types Roofing Repairs Siding & Windows FREE Estimates (785) 749-0462 www.meslerroofing.com
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Inside - Out Painting Service
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RETIRED MASTER PLUMBER & Handyman needs small work. Bill Morgan 816-523-5703
Call Lyndsey 913-422-7002
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Specializing in new homes & Residential interior and exterior repaints Power Washing Deck staining Sheet Rock Repair Quality work and products since 1985
Supplying all your Painting needs. Serving Lawrence and surrounding areas for over 25 years.
Locally owned & operated.
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Commercial &Residential 24 hour Service
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Riffel Painting Co.
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Stress Free for you and your pet.
Call Calli 785-766-8420
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MAGILL PLUMBING • Water Line Services • Septic Tanks / Laterals 913-721-3917 Free Estimates Licensed Insured.
For all your Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing needs
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Born Free 2005 Built For Two motor home, 22 foot, 20,575 miles. New tires. $39,500. (Topeka) Call for more info 785-267-2150
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person he detests. And when he brings a girlfriend over, we recommend you vacate the premises or retreat to your bedroom. You should not be forced to put on a phony face for his benefit. Dear Annie: My son recently married his longtime girlfriend. My wife and I paid for the rehearsal dinner and the honeymoon, and the bridal couple paid for the rest. The reception was small, and the ceremony even smaller. They also wanted no children younger than highschool age. We would have liked to expand the guest list, but it wasn’t our money, and we didn’t push. My sisters felt that their young children should have been invited, and one boycotted the wedding in protest. Then, two months later, our cousin married, opting for a destination wedding. Neither my sisters nor I could make
The return of America’s most bigoted family Tonight, a filmmaker returns to a family so loathsome, it’s funny. Almost. Louis Theroux revisits the peculiarly vengeful Phelps clan in his new documentary “America’s Most Hated Family” (9 p.m., National Geographic). The Phelpses are the family/congregation behind the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, the folks who hold up taunting signs at funerals, “celebrating” those who died and demonstrating their belief that America has become demonic and impure. A slight, irreverent figure and British to boot, Theroux often resembles John Oliver of “The Daily Show.” Before that series became a source of “news” for millions of younger viewers, it was best known for cruel ambush interviews with the deranged and self-deluded. The Phelpses are well aware that Theroux is using interviews with them for ironic, if not comic, effect. At the same time, they know that any exposure is good publicity for their reviled cause and microscopic following. Theroux spends much of the film following up on members he interviewed four years ago for the first “Hated” documentary. And several of those congregants, young women in their 20s, have left the fold. Theroux also interviews these exiles’ parents, who display a chilling indifference to the loss of their daughters, dismissing their departure as choosing hell over salvation. Case closed. It’s impossible to showcase behavior and beliefs so extreme without tipping over into absurdity. We’re shown some young teens practicing choreography to popular music with the lyrics changed to reflect the Phelps family’s penchant for vicious homophobia. Theroux hangs out with a 7-year-old convinced that “the Anti-Christ lives in the White House” and visits a young woman whose room is painted with tidal waves to rejoice in the deaths of sinners claimed by recent tsunamis. One particularly astringent Phelps woman is the spitting image of Jane Lynch’s grandmother character in “Talladega Nights.” Given so much weird material, I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody turns the Phelps family into a sitcom. Or at least a reality show. Many of the family’s followers already seem camera-savvy. And in Theroux’s hands, they’ve become the Kardashians of intolerance.
Actress Anna Deavere Smith embodies a parade of different characters discussing issues of declining health, life and death in the “Great Performances” (8 p.m., PBS) presentation “Let Me Down Easy.”
Tonight’s other highlights
A major rift on “A Gifted Man” (7 p.m., CBS).
Bo Derek guest-stars on “Chuck” (7 p.m., NBC).
Bruised feelings in the Peach State on “Kitchen Nightmares” (7 p.m., Fox).
Victims become suspects on “CSI: NY” (8 p.m., CBS).
An escaped fugitive exhibits remarkable powers on “Grimm” (8 p.m., NBC).
Peter crosses to the other side to confront a parallel Walter on “Fringe” (8 p.m., Fox).
Doug and Claire can’t live without “Battlestar Galactica” on “Portlandia” (9 p.m., IFC).
it. Afterward, the couple held a local reception and specifically said “no children.” The same sister who boycotted my son’s wedding was perfectly OK attending this childfree reception. My son is moving out of state next year, and my wife and I are retiring to Florida. I would just as soon write off that branch of the family, but my wife wants to make a big deal out of this snub. Your suggestions? — Put Out in Peoria Dear Put Out: The two weddings are not exactly comparable in that your son
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thread of what is hidden is about to rear its ugly head. Tonight: Invite a friend to join you. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Start moving in a new direction. You could be baffled by what is going on. Test the waters to separate fact from misinformation. Tonight: Accept an invitation to join your friends. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Be aware of your need to possess or be in control. Your imagination takes you in many different directions to achieve the end goal. Tonight: Enjoy but do remember your budget. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You seem to have more steam and energy than usual. Others sense this energy. Tonight: All smiles. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) In order to understand the dynamics around you, slow down and observe more. Also understand that your mind could be filtering the information that comes forward. Tonight: Play it low-key. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Don’t hesitate to take the lead; others will follow. Unfortunately,
you could be witness to some deluded thinking within your immediate circle. Tonight: Where your friends are. Sagittarius (Nov. 22Dec. 21) You might send mixed messages without intending to. Pressure comes from a public commitment or professional matter. Tonight: Could go to the wee hours. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Keep reaching out for more information and/or a key person at a distance. You are able to make an imprint by taking a conversation to another level. Tonight: Off to the movies or listening to music. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You have the ability to make a difference when dealing with individuals. If you surround yourself with too many people, your uniqueness melts into the group. Tonight: Togetherness. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Defer to others, knowing full well you can reverse courses if you want to. Tonight: Sort through the possibilities. The more people, the merrier. — The astrological forecast should be read for entertainment only.
and-blues musician Fred White is 57. Rock musician James Lomenzo (Megadeth) is 53. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 51. Rock singer Graham “Suggs” McPherson (Madness) is 51. Country
ACROSS 1 Western tracking team 6 Deerly loved animated film? 11 Kitten’s cry 14 Like some diamonds or films 15 It’s a real eye-opener 16 “Honest” president 17 Be a successful climber 19 Indicate “yes” 20 Rolle of “Good Times” 21 Multi-___ (doing things simultaneously) 23 Shaped wood on a machine 26 “At ___!” (military command) 27 State with many Mormons 31 “Hmm, I don’t know ...” 32 Wallowing whereabouts 34 Single numbers 35 Place to be marooned 37 Become accustomed (to) 41 iPad accessory 44 Type of iron or engine 45 Figureskating feat
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pack 40 Commits a blunder 42 Ratite bird of crosswords 43 Meg, among the “Little Women” 48 Based on two 51 “Beauty and the Beast” beauty 52 Separator of continents 53 Dominant idea 55 Acme’s antonym 56 Underlings 58 Pull, caveman-style 60 Darn’s kin 61 Land measure 62 Diplomacy 63 Narrative poetry 66 U.N. agency for workplace improvements 67 Burro
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is a closer relation to your sister’s young children than your cousin’s child is, and she was not as offended by their exclusion. However, boycotting your son’s wedding was petty and selfish. You need not make a big deal out of this or write them off. Moving away will take care of any regular contact while leaving open the possibility of reconciliation down the road.
JACQUELINE BIGAR’S STARS For Friday, Jan. 13: You are very energetic this year. Foreigners, higher education and a willingness to grow mark the next 12 months. If you are single, you will put yourself out there more, increasing your chances of meeting Mr. or Ms. Right. If you are attached, this year presents many different opportunities to become even closer. Virgo points to greater intellectualism. 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) Being detailoriented is excellent, but don’t get so involved that you lose sight of your major interest and direction. Tonight: Easy works. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Consider testing the waters before you leap in. You might feel or hope a situation or person is one way, only to discover just the opposite or find some tragic flaw weaving into the scenario. Tonight: Let your hair down. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Consider what is going on behind the scenes or with an important friend or loved one. A
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Dear Annie: I recently moved into an apartment with three other guys. We get along well and have fun together. One of my roommates is a serious player and has no qualms about dating six women at the same time. With each one, he implies that the relationship is exclusive. He told me he does this because he got burned once. I told him that’s a risk in any relationship and that he should stop being part of the problem. Now he brings his various girlfriends to the apartment. They think he’s a great guy who seems so genuine. I have to interact with them and feel horrible lying, smiling and pretending I don’t know what’s really going on. What should I do? If I expose him, it will sour our relationship. At the same time, I can’t keep pretending that his womanizing is OK. Do I really have to move again? — New Yorker Dear New Yorker: You cannot become involved in every roommate’s issues, nor can you be every woman’s protector, although bless you for trying. These women are responsible for their own character judgments, good or bad. You have told The Snake how you feel about his behavior, and we think you should do so again, more forcefully, pointing out that he has become the type of
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singer Trace Adkins is 50. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 48. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 46. Actress Traci Bingham is 44. Actress Nicole Eggert is 40. Actor Orlando Bloom is 35.
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Lawrence (First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World December 30, 2011) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, vs.
Lawrence James Alder, Jr. and Gail E. Alder, et al. Defendants. Case No. 11CV391 Court Number: 1 Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 NOTICE OF SALE
Lawrence trustees, creditors, successors, and assigns of such defendants as are or were partners or in partnership; the affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, or parent corporation(s) of the defendants; the unknown guardians and trustees of such of the defendants as are minors or in any wise under legal disability, or any other party who may assert an interest in the property or claim described herein, Defendants.
Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Douglas County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to Case No. 2011 CV 736 the highest bidder for cash Division No. 1 in hand, at the Lower Level Chapter 60 of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center of the TITLE TO REAL ESTATE Courthouse at Lawrence, INVOLVED Douglas County, Kansas, on NOTICE OF SUIT January 26, 2012, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: THE STATE OF KANSAS TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DELot 9, in Block 3 in Grand FENDANTS, AND ALL OTHER Addition to the City of Eu- PERSONS WHO ARE OR MAY dora, in Douglas County, BE CONCERNED: Kansas, commonly known as 1613 Acorn Lane, Eudora, You are hereby notified KS 66025 (the “Property”) that a Petition has been filed in the District Court of to satisfy the judgment in Douglas County, Kansas, by the above-entitled case. 66 Federal Credit Union, The sale is to be made praying for foreclosure of a without appraisement and real estate mortgage on the subject to the redemption following described real esperiod as provided by law, tate, to wit: and further subject to the approval of the Court. For Lot Sixteen (16), in Block more information, visit Two (2), in Edgewood Park www.Southlaw.com. Addition No. 4, and Replat of Tract A, and Blocks 4 and Kenneth McGovern, Sheriff 5, Edgewood Park No. 3, an Douglas County, Kansas Addition to the city of Lawrence, as shown by the rePrepared By: corded plat thereof, in South & Associates, P.C. Douglas County, Kansas. Megan Cello (KS # 24167) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 and for a judgment against Overland Park, KS 66211 Defendant Joseph H. Lokay, (913)663-7600 and any other interested (913)663-7899 (Fax) parties, and you are hereby Attorneys For Plaintiff required to plead to said (109326) Petition on or before the ________ 21st day of February, 2012, in said Court in Douglas (First published in the Law- County, Kansas. Should rence Daily Journal-World you fail therein, judgment January 6, 2012) and decree will be entered in due course upon said peIN THE DISTRICT COURT OF tition. DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS This firm is a debt collector 66 FEDERAL CREDIT UNION for the creditor named Plaintiff, above, this notice is an atvs. tempt to collect a debt, and any information obtained JOSEPH H. LOKAY will be used for that purBOARD OF COUNTY COM- pose. MISSIONERS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS 66 FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff and The unknown heirs, execu- BERMAN & RABIN, P.A. tors, administrators, devi- Michael H. Berman #11567 sees, creditors, trustees, 15280 Metcalf Avenue and assigns of such of the Overland Park, Kansas defendants as may be de- 66223 ceased; the unknown Tel: (913) 649-1555 spouses of the defendants; Fax: (913) 652-9474 the unknown executors, ad- Attorney for Plaintiff ministrators, devisees, ________