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Arts checkoff won’t complete picture, advocates say By Scott Rothschild

TOPEKA — Nine months after Gov. Sam Brownback put Kansas on the map as the only state to defund the arts, legislators are trying to figure out the best way to turn that decision back. “The first step in all

this is to get state funding back,” said Sarah Carkhuff Fizell, a spokeswoman for Kansas Citizens for the Arts. Putting state dollars on the table will be key in luring back the $1.3 million in federal and regional matching funds that Kansas lost last year after Brownback vetoed arts

would allow Kansas taxpayers the option of adding a donation on their state income tax form to an arts checkoff fund. The Kansas Arts Commission, — Sarah Carkhuff Fizell, Kansas which still exists withCitizens for the Arts spokeswoman out public funding, also is wanting to sell special funding, she said. license plates for the arts. Last week, the Kansas But Fizell said: “The House approved a bill that checkoff and license

plates — those are fundraisers. They are not public funding for the arts.” And it is unknown how much the arts checkoff would raise. If enacted, the arts checkoff would join four others — for Meals on Wheels; Non-Game Wildlife, known as the Chickadee Checkoff; Breast

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Steve Hawley traveled the world and outer space before returning to KU By Andy Hyland

Editor’s note: This is another in an occasional series of stories by reporter Andy Hyland, asking Kansas University staff to share “16 Things I’ve Done.” This week, we talked with Steve Hawley, a KU professor of physics and astronomy and a former NASA astronaut.

Cancer; and Military Relief. Together, those four raised $415,511 last year. But state tax experts have told legislators that when new checkoffs are added, the existing ones suffer. For example, in 2006, the Meals on Wheels checkoff re Please see ARTS, page 5A

Schools scenario shifts to boundaries By Christine Metz

1. Played tennis in high school in Salina. He lost to the person who went on to lose to the state champion, and Hawley figured that was pretty good. The champion was really good at tennis, Hawley remembered, but he never made it into professional ranks. Hawley said that taught him a life lesson. “You have no idea how good you have to be” to get where you want to go, he said. 2. Applied to be an astronaut after spotting a flier on a bulletin board in graduate school at the University of CaliforniaSanta Cruz. Though he was a huge follower of the space program growing up, Hawley said he always figured he’d have to be a pilot. He chose a career in astronomy instead, getting an undergraduate degree at KU in the department where he now teaches. It just so happened NASA began recruiting scientists to become astronauts at just the right time, Hawley said. 3. Worked in a postdoctoral job in Chile at an observatory before getting the call to be an astronaut. He was able to do his own research there and helped Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo visiting astronomers use STEVE HAWLEY, KU PHYSICS PROFESSOR AND FORMER ASTRONAUT, explains how a the equipment. tennis match in high school influenced him and helped him understand the meanPlease see 16 THINGS, page 2A ing of success.

The question of consolidating Lawrence elementary schools is on hold, but what hasn’t gone away is the possibility of boundary changes. Today, the Lawrence school board is expected to accept the recommendations that resulted from six months of work by the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Group. The board had asked the group to recommend a way to reduce six elementary schools — Cordley, Hillcrest, Kennedy, New York, Pinckney and Sunset Hill — down to three or four within the next two years. In the end, the group split in half. One side believed the negative costs of consolidating outweighed the benefits. The other group said closing SCHOOLS schools should remain a valid option, but they didn’t want to name which ones to close. The two camps had some commonalities, one of which was that boundaries would have to change if all elementary schools were going to stay open. They just disagreed as to what extent those boundaries changes would have to occur. Representatives from Kennedy, Pinckney and Sunset Hill, who believed closing schools could improve the district, said boundary changes needed to happen soon. In their recommendation to the board, they noted that the district’s solution of using portable classrooms to accommodate students in schools that have reached capacity isn’t sustainable. “In order to even out enrollment districtwide, freeing up space in some facilities, while filling seats in those schools with extra capacity, the school board must begin an immediate analysis of boundary shifts that could be implemented as early as fall 2012,” the recommendation reads. Please see SCHOOLS, page 2A

Convicted sex offender won rare judicial reprieve By Shaun Hittle

When convicted sex offender Christopher J. Saemisch, 54, went to trial earlier this month in Douglas County contesting his classification as a sexually violent predator, he was facing long odds. Saemisch was the 38th Kansas sex offender since 2008 to go to trial under the state’s Sexually Violent Predator Act. Until last week, only two offenders had been successful in contesting their indefinite commitment to Larned State Hospital, according to a Journal-World investigation. “It’s very rare that there’s a win,” said local defense attorney Carl Folsom, who unsuccessfully defended Lawrence sex offender

Dale Patterson in November. “It’s an uphill battle.” But Saemisch, convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a 5-year-old child in 1999, won his case Wednesday when Douglas County Judge Michael Malone ordered his release from custody. Saemisch’s attorney, Skip Griffey, has defended several such cases over the past couple of years and criticized the process that’s designed to treat sex offenders likely to reoffend. “If you’re going to start locking up people because they might do something, then I might end up there too,” Griffey said. The Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Program, started in 1994, has faced a number of criticisms over the years but has been up-

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Sex offenders who have been successful previously in challenging sexually violent predator classification: ! Ashante Cates, who was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child in Johnson County, won his commitment trial in 2010. In July, Cates was arrested in Johnson County on a charge of cruelty to animals, and was convicted in November. He is currently awaiting sentencing. ! Andrew McKendrick, also convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child in Johnson County, had his commitment trial dismissed in 2010 after a jury deadlocked. McKendrick has since violated Please see PREDATORS, page 2A his parole, is back in prison, and


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held in legal challenges that have gone all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The program, which can indefinitely hold sex offenders leaving Kansas prisons who continue to pose a risk of reoffending, continues to grow. Currently, 216 offenders are in the program, and estimates say that number could near 400 by 2020. The per-resident cost of the program, which is at Larned State Hospital, is about $70,000 per year, and an analysis of the program shows those committed to the program are more likely to die in the program than be released. Since 1994, only three offenders have completed the program, while 17 have died in custody.

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his earliest release date is in 2013. The Sexually Violent Predator Program, between 2008 and 2011 ! Kansas inmates referred for consideration for the program: 1,202 ! Offenders recommended for program by Prosecutor Review Board: 134 ! Inmates committed to program: 53 ! 35 of 38 sex offenders have lost their cases at trial, while 16 have stipulated or not contested commitment. *Some cases are still pending. Numbers include anyone referred between 2008 and 2011, and don’t reflect those referred in earlier years.

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The group goes on to state that boundary shifts are a normal and realistic part of school district management. The other group, which was made up of New York, Cordley and Hillcrest parents and advocated for no school closings, also saw the need for boundary changes. In their discussions, however, they stressed that there should be minor shifts that would be far less intrusive than the ones consultants proposed while looking at possible consolidation scenarios. In those scenarios, nearly every school would see its boundary shift. “While enrollment growth may require boundary changes in any event, the boundary changes and overcrowding would be much greater if schools are closed rather than upgraded,” their recommendation stated. School board members aren’t anticipating a lengthy conversation today when they accept the working group’s recommendations. “I would like some time to digest what they have recommended,” board member Shannon Kimball said. “There are lots and lots of unanswered questions in my mind on a number of things that could potentially influence where the board goes with this recommendation.” One of those ques-


The process Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson, who’s tried three Douglas County commitment cases, is a special assistant prosecutor for the Kansas Attorney General’s Office in such commitment trials, as is Amy McGowan, assistant Douglas County district attorney. The two serve on the state’s Prosecutor Review Board and, along with other prosecutors in the state, select which offenders are appropriate for the program. When a Kansas inmate who has been convicted of one of several sex offenses is close to release from prison, he or she is referred to the board for consideration for the Sexually Violent Predator Program. The team factors in the crime the person committed, behavior while in prison, as well as a psychological evaluation that helps determine a person’s likelihood of offending again, Branson said. Between 2008 and 2011, 1,202 offenders nearing release have been reviewed by the committee. Only 53, or 4.4 percent, have ended up committed to the program, though several cases are still pending, according to documents from the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. The process also includes a psychological evaluation at Larned State Hospital, and about half of the offenders selected by the board are declined for the program after such an evaluation. Branson said those numbers show just how selective the board and the system are when trying to ferret out the most dangerous offenders. “This is someone who needs long-term treatment,” said Branson of those the board selects. But the criminal justice system does a very poor job of predicting which sex offenders are likely to reoffend, said Tamara Lave, a law professor at the University of Miami who has researched sexually violent predator commitment laws across the country.


tions would be boundary changes, Kimball said. Changing boundaries would be difficult, Kimball acknowledged and noted that for the families affected, it’s akin to closing a school. “When you change the boundary, you are changing a student’s school,” she said. School board member Rick Ingram, who is on the district’s boundary committee, admits there is a reluctance to change boundaries. But he, too, sees the need for boundary changes in the future to ease the pressure of overcrowding at schools such as Broken Arrow and Sunflower. He said, however, that those shifts would be nothing like the boundary changes proposed by the consultants during consolidation talks. “I really think those were pretty Draconian,” he said. He hopes those shifts can be made far enough in advance so students wouldn’t have to change schools. “I liked students to be grandfathered into the school, so even if the boundary changed, the student would be unaffected until they leave for the next school,” Ingram said. Boundary changes or not, Kimball said the district needs to better plan for its elementary schools. “That is the one thing that is abundantly clear from all the discussions we have had,” she said. “We need to be visionary instead of reactionary.” — Reporter Christine Metz can be reached at 832-6352.

“Clinical predictions are less accurate than chance,” Lave said. “You might as well flip a coin to see if a psychologist can predict.” Lave’s research showed that sex offenders, contrary to popular belief, actually have a very low risk for offending again. Lave cites a recent study by the Department of Justice that found only 5.3 percent of sex offenders were arrested for sex offenses within three years after their release from custody. “It’s almost certain that we have people locked up indefinitely who would never reoffend,” Lave said. Lave also said that those committed as sexually violent predators need not necessarily have committed the type of predatory, habitual crimes that such laws were intended for. In Kansas, anyone who is convicted of rape, sodomy, indecent liberties with a child or sexual battery is eligible for commitment. But so are people convicted of indecent solicitation of a child. That means someone may not have even sexually assaulted a person but rather propositioned or enticed a child for sex purposes, Lave said. The majority of those committed under the Kansas law since 2008 were originally convicted of indecent liberties with a child — 30 of 53 cases. But five offenders were convicted of indecent solicitation of a child and three for sexual exploitation of a child. “It makes people think they’re monsters,” Lave said of current commitment laws. She questions whether some of those committed offenders could be safely monitored on parole at a much lower cost. “We only have so much money,” she said. Branson, however, said his involvement with the process has shown him that they really are reserving the law for offenders who pose significant risks to the community. “Will some of these be life sentences for some of these people? Definitely,” he said. “You have to balance that with public safety.”



State’s regional differences complicate redistricting By John Hanna Associated Press

TOPEKA — Regional differences are complicating a redistricting debate in the Kansas Legislature that political differences have already made contentious. State senators are reviewing proposals for redrawing their districts in committee and huddling over maps in pairs and small groups. Some Republicans want to use redistricting to maintain the GOP’s dominance, but at the same time, some GOP conservatives worry about a bipartisan alliance cutting them out. Adding to the tension, some rural senators hope to preserve their collective clout, despite population losses in their districts. If they’re successful, they could keep Johnson County from picking up a senator, though it has gained by far the most residents over the past decade. “It’s a difficult process, with a lot of things, a lot of nuances, in play,” Senate President Steve Morris, a Hugoton Republican, said during a news conference last week.

Intricate process Legislators are required to redraw political districts every 10 years to account for population shifts. Guidelines tell them to preserve the cores of existing districts, avoid splitting cities or counties where possible, avoid diluting minorities’ voting strength and preserve existing, social and cultural ties within a district. But, of course, no legislative task in Kansas is more political — or

personal, as individual lawmakers contemplate losing friendly voting precincts or gaining unfriendly ones. “These decisions ought to be made on data, geography, communities of interest,” said House Minority Leader Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat. “But inherently, they’re going to be made based on political considerations, and they are. And they are skewed toward incumbent protection.” The House actually made redistricting look relatively easy by approving a bipartisan plan for redrawing the 125 state representatives’ districts with a relative lack of rancor. The plan eliminates one district each in southwest, southeast and central Kansas and adds three districts in the fastergrowing Kansas City area. In the Senate, political tensions are rife. Republicans hold a 32-8 majority, but the GOP split, and conservatives hope to gain control over the chamber by targeting eight moderate incumbents in primary races this year, including Morris. Their efforts could be hindered if a bipartisan coalition emerges and draws lines that help the moderates, such as one proposal that drew two conservative challengers out of the districts of moderates they planned to challenge. Gov. Sam Brownback is pushing senators to give Leavenworth County its own senator, instead of splitting the county between two nonresident senators, arguing the change will benefit the home of Fort Leav-

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The way I said it, was KU gave me a great start, and CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A I wanted to give a great start for the 4. Got that call from NASA informing him he’d students of today.”

been picked as an astronaut. He remembers the precise details: The call came around noon local Chile time on Jan. 16, 1978. NASA asked him whether he was still interested. (He was.) They next told him that he’d probably be wanting to know how much he’d be getting paid. (He said not really, but they told him anyway.) “I’m pretty sure it was a Monday,” he said. (It was.) He couldn’t tell anyone for 24 hours, NASA told him, as they’d be announcing the new astronauts the next day. He did go out to lunch with his roommate and friend in Chile but didn’t tell his parents. 5. Turned down an offer that came from another postdoctoral post at Cal Tech, even though he would have preferred that one to his post in Chile, and they wanted him. A budgetary issue held up the decision, and by the time Cal Tech offered him the position, he’d already said yes to the people in Chile. Hawley felt he owed it to them to honor his commitment and turned down the job at Cal Tech. 6. Served later on the board that vetted applications for new astronauts. He asked someone later what made his own application stand out (NASA received about 10,000 applications for 35 positions in Hawley’s class). A colleague told him they were particularly impressed with the fact that he went to Chile. “They thought this showed a profound sense of adventure and exploration,” Hawley said. 7. Trained with fellow classmates — pilots, doctors and scientists — to become an astronaut. He recalled the sense of camaraderie in his class. The pilots all showed an interest in learning astronomy, and — Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached the astronomers all wanted at 832-7173. Follow him to learn how to be pilots. at “I was worried about

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enworth and federal and state prisons. Democrats suspect he’s more interested in hurting the two incumbents, who ran as a ticket against him in the 2010 governor’s race.

Regional differences But regional differences are proving just as divisive as the Senate Reapportionment Committee considers a proposal to preserve all existing rural seats. The committee’s guidelines say that Senate districts should be as close to the ideal population of 70,986 as possible, but they allow a variance of plus or minus 5 percent, or 3,549 residents. Senators could keep all their rural districts underpopulated by 5 percent and their urban ones, including those in Johnson County, overpopulated by 5 percent. That would help western, central and southeast Kansas. But if senators decide they should eliminate a rural district and create one elsewhere, there’s likely to be a fight over which area loses the seat. In 2002, the state went from dividing its western half primarily among six districts to dividing the huge region among five. Collectively, those five districts have lost almost 25,000 residents since. But the five Senate districts with parts of southeast Kansas have lost nearly 26,000 residents during the same period, making some senators look to that region to lose a seat, if there’s one to be lost. “There are losses in population across the whole state and not just western Kansas,” Morris said. 13. Got a highway sign (actually four of them, at the various entrances to the city) in his hometown of Salina after flying his first shuttle mission. He used to chide fellow astronaut Joe Engle of Chapman, telling him that he had four signs while Engle only had two. “Now, my sign is kind of behind (former Kansas Gov.) Bill Graves’ sign,” Hawley said. 14. Launched the Hubble space telescope and went on another mission to work on it. He said that as an astronomer, it gave him a great thrill to be directly involved with the science that the telescope helped to uncover. The telescope also became popular with many people outside the scientific culture, too. “I’ve been on airplanes with people that think the shuttle lands in Houston and flies to the moon, but they’ve heard of Hubble,” he said. 15. Attended professional umpiring school and is friends with several Major League Baseball umpires. He played catch with Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser and umpired a fantasy camp game for the Dodgers, too. 16. Received a letter from then-KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway asking him if he would be interested in joining the faculty at KU after he retired from NASA. He did so in 2008, after retiring from NASA at age 56. “The way I said it, was KU gave me a great start, and I wanted to give a great start for the students of today,” Hawley said. 609 N.H. (offices) • 645 N.H. (News Center) Lawrence, KS 66044 (785) 843-1000 • (800) 578-8748

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whether I’d fit in and SATURDAY’S POWERBALL 6 11 42 53 54 (7) frankly whether I was qualified to be there at FRIDAY’S MEGA MILLIONS all,” Hawley said. His 1 16 18 25 27 (3) classmates quickly put SATURDAY’S HOT LOTTO SIZZLER him at ease. 1 17 22 24 39 (18) 8. Jogged once with SATURDAY’S SUPER President Bill Clinton. KANSAS CASH Guests were frequently 7 17 18 26 31 (5) invited to jog with the SUNDAY’S KANSAS 2BY2 president at the time, Red: 2 20; White: 16 18 Hawley said. SUNDAY’S KANSAS PICK 3 “He was actually a good 9 8 7 jogger,” Hawley said. 9. Had his first shuttle mission aborted two seconds before launch because a computer detected a failure in a valve. The engines, which had been rumbling along, shut Have you done your down. It turned out not income taxes yet? to be a serious issue, but Hawley said something to his launch commander !"Yes shortly after the aborted !"No launch that was often repeated later. “I know I’m the rookie Weekend poll: With here, but I thought we’d Missouri leaving the be a lot higher than this,” Big 12, who will be after the engines were cut KU’s most despised off, Hawley remembered telling his commander. rival? Kansas State, 10. Lost several mem70%; Texas, 13%; West bers of his class of astroVirginia, 3%; Oklahoma, nauts in the explosion of 3%; Baylor, 2%; Iowa the shuttle Challenger, State, 2%; Texas including some good Christian, 1%; Oklahoma friends, he said. “I was in the VIP lounge State, 1%; Texas Tech, at Forbes Field,” watch0%. ing it on TV. He soon got a call from NASA askGo to to ing him to come back. He see more responses would go on to serve on a — Higher education reporter Andy Hyboard that reviewed what and cast your vote. land can be reached at 832-6388. Follow led to the disaster. him at 11. Watched his father, a minister in Salina, deliver the invocation at the Challenger memorial cerYour loved one never leaves our care. emony. Your only locally owned crematory. 12. Appeared as himself on an episode of “Home Improvement.” The episode was about a tool that would be going on a shuttle mission, and the show’s main characters & Crematory were jostling for an opportunity to go along for Our family fami y serving servi g your y ur family since 1920 the ride. He got a signed 6th & Indiana • 843-5111 copy of the script.


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Ex-Cessna worker faces sentencing for thefts WICHITA — A former aircraft mechanic who fled to Ecuador after he was charged with selling stolen aircraft parts has asked a federal judge for leniency, arguing his voluntary return to the United States to face charges shows remorse and a willingness to accept responsibility for the crime. Diego Alejandro Paz Teran is scheduled for sentencing today before U.S. District Judge Monti Belot on a charge of interstate transfer of stolen property. The former Cessna Aircraft Co. mechanic has admitted that for six months between 2008 and 2009, he stole aircraft parts from his employer and sold them on eBay. His attorney, Kurt Kerns, told the court in a filing Friday that his client panicked after he was charged and fled to Ecuador with his pregnant wife and two children in the summer of 2009. He spent two years on the lam.

Fuller Brush sees few changes in bankruptcy GREAT BEND — Few changes are expected at the central Kansas headquarters of Fuller Brush Co. following a bankruptcy protection filing that will let the company eliminate unprofitable products and improve its marketing, a top executive said. The 106-year-old company and its parent firm, New Yorkbased CPAC Inc., both filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week in New York. Fuller Brush said its assets and debts both amount to between $10 million and $50 million. Chief restructuring officer Larry Perkins told The Great Bend Tribune that bankruptcy protection will allow the struggling company to afford raw materials, cover salaries and pay the lease on its 123-acre site in the city. All but five of Fuller’s 185 employees work at the Great Bend headquarters, and Perkins said he does not expect any immediate changes in employment.


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PAULA DUPIGNY-LEIGH, A “PSYCH” NURSE AT LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, is pictured Thursday in the Crisis Stabilization Service Area at LMH. Last year Dupigny-Leigh provided 702 consults with patients and families.

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LMH coordinator cites lack of services among challenges In 2001, when she knew the Menninger Clinic would soon be moving to Houston, she applied for a job in geriatrics in LMH’s mental health unit and was hired. Then, in 2004, LMH closed its mental health unit. Janice Early, communications director, said there were no psychiatrists who would admit inpatient mental health patients, and that’s still true today. Also, patient volumes were not sufficient to sustain a quality program. But

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Paula Dupigny-Leigh has been a psychiatric nurse for 40 years. “I was never real attracted to the medical aspects of nursing, and so I knew mental health was going to be my niche,” the Lawrence resident said during an interview in the atrium of Lawrence Memorial Hospital. “It’s been my passion to take care of the mentally ill population.” Dupigny-Leigh grew up in McPherson, graduated from

Wichita State University and applied to work at the worldrenowned Menninger Clinic in Topeka. “I thought this was the holy grail of psychiatry and thinking as a new grad that there was probably no way I would get a job there,” she said. But she did, and she worked there for 30 years in a variety of areas: crisis, geriatrics and outpatient care.

“We are currently not able to meet our UI (unemployment insurance) bills, and yet the bill in front of you will further reduce our ability to pay our UI bills. How does this make sense? This is crazy.” — State Rep. Mike Slattery, D-Mission Hills, on House Bill 2638, which would reduce unemployment insurance contributions for new employers.

Tax battles continue Despite heavy criticism of his proposal to cut state income tax rates, Gov. Sam Brownback says he wants the Legislature to continue working on the issue as the second half of the 2012 legislaBrownback tive session starts. “We must cut Kansas income taxes, or we will have another lost decade,” he said. Democrats, who have been pushing for property tax relief, say the income tax proposals from Brownback and House Republicans leaders are way off base. Brownback’s plan to reduce rates and eliminate credits and deductions would

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Big Brothers seeks to shrink waiting list Staff Reports

Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County Contact: 843-7359 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County is calling all sports fans, video gamers, fishing enthusiasts and anyone willing to catch bugs or ride bikes. Big Brothers Big Sisters has 68 boys waiting for a Big Brother like you; some of these boys have been waiting for more than a year. If you are interested in volunteering your time to make a difference in a child’s life, please consider becoming a mentor. There are two programs to suit your interests and schedule: The community-based program requires spending a couple hours a week with a child in the community, and the school-based program has a commitment of 30 to 45 minutes a week at school

working on homework, playing a game or reading a book. For more information, plan to attend an informational orientation session at Big Brothers Big Sisters, 536 Fireside Court, Suite B. The sessions are at 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and noon Wednesdays, no appointment necessary. For more information, call 843-7359.

Immediate needs ! Family Promise of Lawrence is in need of volunteers to provide support for guest families staying overnight at host congregations each night. Families are transported at 5 p.m. each evening to their host congregations, where they will have dinner, spend the evening, sleep and have breakfast before being transported back to the Day Center about 6:30 a.m. the next morning. Volunteers are needed to help at the host congregations in the evenings by preparing dinner,


an immigration case in Nebraska. U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp let stand part CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3A of a Fremont, Neb., ordinance that will require em!" The tiny-k Early In- increase the tax liability for ployers use the federal govtervention program is in those making $25,000 and ernment’s E-Verify program need of volunteers for its under. A House Republican to check on the immigration status of their workers. The upcoming annual Chair- leadership plan would also judge also upheld a proviity event in April. Tiny-k lead to a tax increase for sion that requires people helping with after-dinner provides early interven- low-income Kansans. who want to rent a place to “I don’t see how Repubcleanup, offering con- tion services to children live to obtain a $5 “occuversation and friendship from birth to age 3 who licans can continue to sell pancy license,” which will to the families, possibly have a disability, a de- these tax proposals when tutoring the children, su- velopmental delay or a they are asking the poorest require they show citizenpervision overnight and medical condition likely Kansans to pay for a tax cut ship status. But Camp overturned breakfast preparation in to lead to a developmen- for the wealthiest Kansans,” the morning. All volun- tal delay. The Chair-ity said House Minority Leader the part of the ordinance that prohibited landlords teers must attend training; Event is scheduled for Paul Davis, D-Lawrence. from providing housing to upcoming training dates April 21, and volunteers undocumented workers. are March 13 and April are needed to help with a Proof-of-citizenship Kobach earns $10,000 a 2. For more information variety of tasks in prepaabout becoming a Fam- ration for the fundraiser. fight moves to Senate year representing Fremont in the case, according to ily Promise volunteer and For more information The fight over the implenews reports from Nebrasto RSVP for an upcoming about the agency and the mentation date of a proofka. Kobach, a Republican training, contact Becky event, visit douglascounof-citizenship requirement who took office as secPeters at becky@law- Contact Jafor new voter registration is retary of state in January nene Snyder at now in the Senate. !" Woodlawn School 3059 or tinykjanene@ 2011, says he represents The measure, pushed needs a few more volun- to get inFremont and other places in by Secretary of State Kris immigration lawsuits in his teers to help with its Walk- volved. Kobach and approved by spare time. A-Thon, from 9:30 a.m. to the House, would require — For more volunteer oppor11:30 a.m. Saturday. The new voter registrants to tunities, contact Shannon Reid event will take place at prove U.S. citizenship, with Group upset with at the United Way’s Roger Hill the school, 508 Elm St. in an enactment date of June Volunteer Center, at 785-865Democratic legislator North Lawrence. For more 15. Under current law, that 5030 or, or details, call the school at The Kansas Equality requirement go to volunteerdouglascounty. 785-832-5920 and ask for Coalition has for some time would take org. Michelle Iwig-Harmon. effect Jan. 1, criticized state Rep. Jan Pauls, D-Hutchinson, for 2013. her support of measures Kobach that the KEC says increase says he discrimination against wants the requirement gays, lesbians, bisexual and Hutchinson has one transgender Kansans. The in place The zoo has a new edu- Kobach latest round is over Pauls’ cational coordinator on before this year’s primaof only four rehabilitasupport of House Bill 2260. ries and general election staff whose job will intion facilities in the Supporters say the bill will clude directing a program because he says that will state, with the others to teach residents about keep illegal voters off the protect religious freedom, at zoos in Great Bend, the rehabilitation pro- voting rolls. Democrats but critics say it will enable people to use religious say the enactment date is gram, she said. Emporia and Salina. beliefs as a defense to In June, the zoo dedi- too soon and will prevent discriminate. cated the new Cargill Wild- some eligible voters from On Saturday, at the wasting disease, which is a care Center, which includes registering because they Kansas Democratic Party’s contagious among deer and rehabilitation of wild ani- may have trouble retrievannual meeting in Topeka, elk. Raccoons and skunks mals and provides space ing proof-of-citizenship state Democratic Party have a high risk of getting for a doctor and checks of documents, such as birth Chairwoman Joan Wagnon rabies, and raccoons also the zoo’s exhibits. The zoo certificates. spoke out against HB 2260 can carry distemper and rehabilitates about 600 aniA major question in and reiterated the party’s roundworm, which can be mals a year, Durham said. this debate is whether a support of gay rights. fatal to humans. Hutchinson has one of $40 million upgrade of “It was a moving demAnd picking up young an- only four rehabilitation the state’s Division of onstration of the Demoimals is against the law, with facilities in the state, with Motor Vehicles computer cratic Party’s support for a possible fine up to $1,000, the others at zoos in Great system, which handles LGBT equality,” Thomas the wildlife department said. Bend, Emporia and Salina. driver’s licenses, will be Witt, executive director of ready by June to allow the KEC, wrote on the KEC the division to store and website. transfer to election of“Unfortunately in our ficials documents proving and out-of-control paWhat’s next tients who are coming day and age, psychiatric citizenship. ! 1:30 p.m. Wednesday into the emergency room, hospitalization is due Senate Majority Leader and Thursday — Hearing and she said a lot of it is to self harm, suicidal, Jay Scott Emler, R-Lindson House Bill 2694, estabrelated to drug and alco- homicidal or injury to borg, said the status of the lishing all faiths chapel in others, or someone has computer upgrade is what hol abuse. Capitol, Room 346-South, She said in the ER, a such an acute psychosis the Senate Ethics and ElecCapitol. person who comes in is that they can’t take care tions Committees “needs to !"8:30 a.m. Thursday — first evaluated from a of themselves. Almost ferret out” Hearing on Senate Bill 314, medical aspect even if he everyone else is seen on removing the exemption or she says “I’m suicidal” an outpatient basis,” she Kobach wins, loses of charging individuals 65 and has no wounds. She said. older for hunting and in immigration case and said vitals will be taken, fishing licenses, before — Health reporter Karrey Britt can be and any appropriate testSecretary of State Kris Senate Natural Resourcreached at 832-7190. Read her health ing will be done. She enKobach won and lost in a es Committee, Room blog at, and follow courages people to seek federal court decision on 159-South, Capitol. her at mental health help at the ER. “I don’t see mental health as being any different than appendicitis or a heart attack. So, I think when people are truly in crisis, I think that’s where they should come,” she said. There is someone available 24/7 in the ER who can do a mental health assessment. Once a patient is medically stable and it’s determined there is a mental health need, he or Lawrence’s best she is moved into an area near the ER called the Cridaily lunch specials, sis Stabilization Service via e-mail. Register online at unit. It’s a quiet area that has three rooms designed for the safety of patients. Patients transferred to the area suffer from depression, anxiety, substance abuse or have suicidal thought or intent. In this area, further testing is done to determine whether a patient needs inpatient or outpatient treatment, and then LMH will help find those services. Seasonal Northern Italian Cuisine “We don’t have problems finding inpatient beds most of the time,” Dupigny-Leigh said. She said most of the patients go to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka, but other places include Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam, Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., and Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth. She said most of the patients who are transported involuntarily go to Osawatomie State Hospital. She said a patient will be hospitalized if an assessment determines that the patient is dangerous to himself or brought to you by herself or others.

Hutchinson Zoo limits wild animals it will help HUTCHINSON (AP) — Animal lovers who bring wild animals to the rehabilitation center at the Hutchinson Zoo might be turned away because of new state guidelines about caring for wildlife, zoo officials said. The zoo will no longer take deer, pigeons, starlings, raccoons or skunks at its rehabilitation center because of the guidelines from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, said zoo director Jana Durham. The zoo is asking residents to call before bringing sick, injured or abandoned animals to the rehabilitation center.

“We’re not going to accept all animals like we once did,” Durham said. “Most animals have a better chance in the wild despite our best efforts.” For example, 90 percent of the deer it sees are brought by people who spot a fawn in a field and think it’s been abandoned, when usually the mother is probably nearby and waiting for the person to leave, zoo curator Kiley Buggeln told The Hutchinson News. The state guidelines also are based on safety concerns, she said. Several deer in northwest Kansas have tested positive for chronic


hand. There does seem to be a lot of depression in people who are rehabilitating from heart conditions,” she said.


LMH kept Dupigny-Leigh Challenges in care Dupigny-Leigh said she onboard, and she became the clinical coordinator of meets with patients once or twice, but if they need mental health. Dupigny-Leigh said she ongoing therapy or medihasn’t come across a job cation management, she like hers in the hospital provides them with referindustry. She coordinates rals. But this can be chalmental health care for in- lenging for a variety of patients and outpatients, reasons, among them lack teaches classes on suicide of services, waiting lists precaution and behavior and affordability. She said there is a shortmanagement, and proage of psychiatrists in vides guidance to staff. She also screens hos- Lawrence. She said most pitalized patients to de- of them — three — are termine whether they at Bert Nash Community may need mental health Mental Health Center, services. For example, which is across the street sometimes dementia can from the hospital, but be mistaken as a mental there are a few who have health disorprivate practices. der among the I don’t see mental elderly. “To try to find D u p i g n y - health as being any Leigh said different than appen- a d e q u a t e mental health dicitis or a heart at- medication follow-up issues are common. She tack. So, I think when for psychiatric parecently of- people are truly in fered a report crisis, I think that’s tients can on the mental (the ER) where they be a real challenge. health services provided in should come.” More of the primary 2011 at LMH. Among the — Paula Dupigny-Leigh, clinical care physiare statistics: coordinator of mental health at cians !" 1,182 — Lawrence Memorial Hospital taking on patients who that role,” came to the she said. emergency department She said they will medirequiring a psychiatric as- cally detox people at LMH sessment. for drugs and alcohol and !" 659 — number of then will help them find those patients who were an inpatient or outpatient moved to the Crisis Sta- program, but often there’s bilization Service area a wait, and that’s not good where patients are treated because the chances of for mental health. relapse are huge. She said !" 641 — patients who it’s tough to find an inwere transported to a patient substance abuse mental health facility. treatment program for !" 103 — psychiatric men. consults that were pro“Also, in my personal vided to hospitalized pa- experience, you have to tients. have a pretty good rela!" 702 — nurse consults tionship with your therathat were provided by pist, and not everybody Dupigny-Leigh to patients matches the first time,” who were hospitalized or she said. “So, you might using outpatient services have to try two or three such as oncology and car- people to find the person diology. that works for you. That She said depression and can be really challenging.” anxiety are the most common mental health issues Treatment process Dupigny-Leigh said seen in patients. “Heart disease and de- there has been an increase pression really go hand in in the number of violent

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What is USD 497’s policy on teachers espousing their personal political and religious beliefs in class? My daughter has been inundated with antiRepublican and anti-Catholic sentiments lately.


The school board’s policies “state that professional employees and classified staff members ‘shall not use school time, school property or school equipment for the purpose of furthering the interests of any political party, the campaign of any political candidate or the advocacy of any political issue,’” said Julie Boyle, the district’s director of communications. In addition, she said, another policy says, in part: “When religion is included in the curriculum, the focus shall be on the study of what people believe, but must not be on teaching a student what to believe. The purpose is to educate, not convert. The instruction is academic, not devotional or preferential.” Boyle asked anyone with concerns about whether employees are adhering to policies to contact their child’s principal. USD 497’s Board Policy Manual is at AboutUs/SchoolBoard/ on the district’s website.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT • Lawrence police responded Sunday to a reported shooting at Broken Arrow School, 2704 La. The shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. Officers found a few .22 bullet casings but had not located any victims or suspects Sunday night. • Lawrence police responded to a report of gunshots at a west Lawrence apartment complex early Sunday morning and found several shell casings. Emergency dispatchers received a call from a witness who heard gunfire about 2:30 a.m. near the 4700 block of West 27th Street. According to Sgt. Adam Heffley, of the Lawrence police department, officers were unable to locate any victims or suspects. Heffley said later Sunday that no damage had been reported yet, and police are still investigating the incident.

DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED Robert Wayne Christensen, 41, Lawrence, and Alyson McClure Christensen, 40, Lawrence. Cassidy Quintin Pettie, 25, Lawrence, and Madison Jay Dockter, 25, Lawrence. Benjamin Sterling Farmer, 25, and Jessica Marie Windholz, 29, Lawrence. Stanley Gene Unruh, 57, Lawrence, and Cathlyn Joyce Barnett, 59, Kansas City, Mo.

DIVORCES GRANTED Timothy Duane McPherson, 43, Overbrook, and Beverly Ann Opal McPherson, 55, Overbrook. Gayle Elaine Davenport, 58, Lawrence, and Randall Steven Davenport, 58, Osawatomie. The Journal-World does not print accounts of all police reports filed. The newspaper generally reports: • Burglaries, only with a loss of $1,000 or more, unless there are unusual circumstances. To protect victims, we generally don’t identify them by name. • The names and circumstances of people arrested, only after they are charged. • Assaults and batteries, only if major injuries are reported. • Holdups and robberies.

HOSPITAL Lawrence Memorial Hospital reported no births on Sunday.


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ceived $219,000. But the next year, it received only $132,000 as two more checkoffs were added. And the total for the existing checkoffs has also been decreasing over the past five years. In addition, starting up the arts tax checkoff will cost the state approximately $88,000 for programming and testing to modify the automated tax system. “I’m sure it would be helpful,” Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton, said of the checkoff, but added it would fall short of the level at which the arts has been funded in the past. Facing political heat over his veto, at the start of the 2012 legislative session Brownback proposed merging the Kansas Arts Commission and the Kansas Film Commission under the Kansas Department of Commerce and providing $200,000 in funding from gaming revenues. “I would hope we could

support both those items and have a robust Kansascentric program,” Brownback said at a news conference last week, adding he wants the state to be a center for prairie art. But since the Film Commission was already funded at $110,000, Brownback’s plan would have provided just $90,000 for the Arts Commission side of the merger, a far cry from the

$689,000 that he vetoed last year. Brownback said he vetoed the funding because the arts are not a core function of state government and shouldn’t receive tax dollars. The National Endowment for the Arts said Brownback’s veto made Kansas ineligible for $1.3 million in arts support. Kansas never submitted its application for a partner-


















Monday, February 27, 2012 ship grant with the NEA. Morris said Brownback’s funding proposal would not be enough to get back those federal arts dollars. Fizell said many legislators are interested in funding the arts through increased use of gaming revenues that are deposited in the Economic Development Initiatives Fund and allocated into areas

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to improve the economy. She said this has proven successful in Colorado and could get Kansas back on track. Those funding decisions will be made in the next few weeks as legislators continue to work on the budget for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-423-0668.




Monday, February 27, 2012




9 killed as car bomber hits Afghan airport By Amir Shah and Heidi Vogt Associated Press

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — A suicide car bomber struck early today at the gates of Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, killing nine people in an attack insurgents said was revenge for U.S. troops burning Qurans. The explosion comes after six days of deadly protests in Afghanistan over the disposal of Qurans and other Islamic texts in a burn pit last week at a U.S. military base north of the capital. American officials have called the incident a mistake and issued a series of apologies. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has urged calm, saying that Afghans should not let the insurgents capitalize on their indignation to spark violence.

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SYRIAN ARMY SOLDIERS CELEBRATE during a referendum on the new constitution, in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday. Syrians began voting Sunday on a new draft constitution aimed at quelling the country’s uprising by ending the ruling Baath Party’s five-decade domination of power, but the opposition announced a boycott and clashes were reported across the country.


Constitution vote dismissed as ‘farce’ By Ben Hubbard and Zeina Karam Associated Press

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — The U.S. and its allies dismissed the Syrian regime’s referendum on a new constitution Sunday as a “farce” meant to justify the bloody crackdown on dissent. But voters in government strongholds suggested why some Syrians have not joined the uprising against Assad President Bashar Assad: loyalty, distrust of the opposition and fear his fall will ignite a civil war. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the poll “a cynical ploy” and urged Syrians who still support Assad to turn against him. A “farce” and a “sham vote” was how German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle described it. “It’s a phony referendum, and it is going to be used by Assad to justify what he’s doing to other Syrian citizens,” Clinton said in an interview with CBS News in Rabat, Morocco. “The longer you support the regime’s campaign of violence against your brothers and sisters, the more it will stain your honor,” she added, addressing Assad sup-

porters, especially the military. “If you refuse, however, to prop up the regime or take part in attacks ... your countrymen and women will hail you as heroes.” While casting his vote at the state broadcasting headquarters, Assad showed no signs of giving in on international demands to end his crackdown. And as he has done in the past, he tried to deflect blame in other directions. He said Syria was under a “media attack.” “They may be stronger on the airwaves but we are stronger on the ground, and we aspire to win both on the ground and on the airwaves,” he said in footage broadcast on state TV. The U.S. and its European and Arab allies met Friday at a major international conference on the Syrian crisis in Tunisia, trying to forge a unified strategy to push Assad from power. They began planning a civilian peacekeeping mission to deploy after the regime falls. The new constitution allows — at least in theory — for the formation of competing political parties and limits the president to two seven-year terms. Such change was unthinkable a year ago. Syria has been ruled by the Baath party since it seized power in a coup in 1963, and the Assad family has ruled since Bashar’s father Hafez took over in another coup in 1970.

The attack appeared to be a sign that the Taliban are seizing the opportunity to do just that. The bomber drove up to the gates of the airport — which serves both civilian and international military aircraft — shortly after dawn and detonated his explosives in a “very strong” blast, said Nangarhar provincial police spokesman Hazrad Mohammad. Among the dead were six civilians, two airport guards and one soldier, Mohammad said. Another six people were wounded, he said. An AP photographer saw at least four destroyed cars at the gates of the airport. NATO forces spokesman Capt. Justin Brockhoff said that no international forces were killed in the early morning attack and that the installa-

Tensions are running very high here, and I think we need to let things calm down, return to a more normal atmosphere, and then get on with business.” — U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker tion was not breached by the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying a suicide car bomber had driven up to the airport gate and detonated his explosives as international forces were changing from night to morning guard duty. “This attack is revenge against those soldiers who

burned our Quran,” Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in an email. More than 30 people have been killed in protests and related attacks since the incident came to light this past Tuesday, including four U.S. soldiers. On Sunday, demonstrators hurled grenades at a small U.S. base in northern Afghanistan and the ensuing gun battle left two Afghans dead and seven NATO troops injured. Still, the top U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan said Sunday that the violence would not change Washington’s course. “Tensions are running very high here, and I think we need to let things calm down, return to a more normal atmosphere, and then get on with business,” Ambassador Ryan Crocker told CNN.

Army IDs remains of last missing soldier in Iraq By Lara Jakes Associated Press

BAGHDAD — The U.S military announced Sunday that it has recovered the remains of the last American service member who was unaccounted for in Iraq, an Army interpreter seized by gunmen after sneaking off base to visit his Iraqi wife in Baghdad during the height of the insurgency. The remains of Staff Sgt. Ahmed al-Taie, who was 41 when militiamen seized him on Oct. 23, 2006, were positively identified at the military’s mortuary in Dover, Del., the Army said in a statement released Sunday. Army officials said they had no further de-

tails about the circumstances surrounding his death or the discovery of his remains. al-Taie Al-Taie’s brother, Hathal al-Taie, told The Associated Press the military officer who visited the family’s home to inform them about the remains said that they are still in Dover but that he didn’t know the circumstances surrounding his brother’s death. “We have no information right now, not even how the body looks like or when they’re going to release him,” Hathal al-Taie said by phone from Ann

Arbor, Mich., where the family settled after leaving Iraq for the U.S. when his brother was still a teenager. Their uncle, Entifadh Qanbar, said he was told by the Army major who informed the family in Ann Arbor that the remains were received at Dover on Feb. 22. “I asked if it was an accident or if he was killed, and he said they didn’t know, that they are investigating,” Qanbar said by

phone from Beirut, where he lives. “He said he had the same questions that I have.” The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad did not respond to a request for comment late Sunday.

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BRIEFLY Gulf of Mexico oil spill trial delayed NEW ORLEANS — A judge has delayed the federal trial over the nation’s worst offshore oil disaster by a week, saying Sunday that BP PLC was making some progress in settlement talks with a committee overseeing scores of lawsuits, according to people close to the case. Two people close to the case told The Associated Press that the decision was made Sunday during a conference call between parties in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill case and U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the call. They said the judge told those on the call that BP and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee were “making some progress” in their settlement talks. The steering committee is overseeing lawsuits filed by individuals and businesses following the explosion on the Deep-

water Horizon rig on April 20, 2010, in the Gulf. The blast killed 11 workers and led to 206 million gallons of oil spewing from the blownout well, soiling miles of coastline. However, the judge did not mention the status of settlement talks between other parties, nor did he mention any figures being discussed, according to the people close to the case.

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Gas prices up 18 cents in 2 weeks

CAMARILLO, CALIF. — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 18 cents over the past two weeks. That’s according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, released Sunday, which puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.69. Midgrade costs an average of $3.83 a gallon, and premium is at $3.95. Of the cities surveyed, Denver has the nation’s lowest average price for gas at $3.07. San Diego has the highest at $4.24.



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Report: Women have rare egg-producing stem cells By Lauran Neergaard

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WASHINGTON years, doctors have believed women were born with all the eggs they’ll ever have. Now Harvard scientists are challenging that dogma, saying they’ve discovered the ovaries of young women harbor very rare stem cells capable of producing new eggs. If Sunday’s report is confirmed, harnessing those stem cells might one day lead to better treatments for women left infertile because of disease — or simply because they’re getting older. “Our current views of ovarian aging are incomplete. There’s much more to the story than simply

— David Albertini, director of Kansas University’s Center for Reproductive Sciences the trickling away of a fixed pool of eggs,” said lead researcher Jonathan Tilly of Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, who has long hunted these cells in a series of controversial studies. Tilly’s previous work drew fierce skepticism, and independent experts urged caution about the latest findings. A key next step is to see whether other laboratories can verify the work. If so,

then it would take years of additional research to learn how to use the cells, said Teresa Woodruff, fertility preservation chief at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Still, even a leading critic said such research may help dispel some of the enduring mystery surrounding how human eggs are born and mature. “This is going to spark renewed interest, and more than anything else it’s giv-

productive Sciences. While he has plenty of questions about the latest work, “I’m less skeptical,” he said. Scientists have long taught that all female mammals are born with a finite supply of egg cells, called ooctyes, that runs out in middle age. Tilly, Mass General’s reproductive biology director, first challenged that notion in 2004, reporting that the ovaries of adult mice harbor some egg-producing stem cells. Recently, Tilly noted, a lab in China and another in the U.S. also have reported finding those rare cells in mice.

Adults $6 • Children 12 & Under $3 Benefits American Legion Baseball

7th Annual Lawrence Area Partners in Aging

RESOURCE FAIR FOR SENIORS Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway

· FREE! No cost to attend! · Freebies, handouts, brochures. Over 30 door prizes will be given away, including two $100 gift cards to Hy-Vee and $10 Hy-Vee gift cards for the first 50 people at the fair. · Screenings, blood pressure checks, oxygen level checks, chair massages · And much more!

Come by anytime between 10:00 and 1:00 to visit the booths and displays from local businesses and organizations that serve seniors in Douglas County. This is the seventh annual event that seniors and their caregivers will be talking about all year. Don’t miss it! For more information, call 785-838-8000 and ask for Kristen Metcalf-Osterhaus or email



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EMERGENCY CREWS WORK THE SCENE OF A VIA RAIL TRAIN DERAILMENT in Burlington, Ontario, west of Toronto, on Sunday. Three railroad employees are dead and dozens of passengers are injured after the Toronto-bound train derailed.

Officials say 3 killed in Canadian train derailment BURLINGTON, ONTARIO (AP) — A Canadian Via Rail passenger train derailed west of Toronto on Sunday, killing three railroad employees and injuring dozens of passengers, officials said. Via Rail spokeswoman Michelle Lamarche said the three people killed were all engineers riding in the cab of the locomotive at the front of the train when it derailed in Burlington, Ontario. A fourth Via worker in the locomotive was injured, she said. Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring also confirmed that three people died in the accident.

BRIEFLY ‘Artist’ earns best picture, lead actor LOS ANGELES — “The Artist” won five Academy Awards on Sunday including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood’s highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. Among other prizes for the black-and-white comic melodrama were best actor for Jean Dujardin and director for Michel Hazanavicius. The other top Oscars went to Meryl Streep as best actress for “The Iron Lady,” Octavia Spencer as supporting actress for “The Help” and Christopher Plummer as supporting actor for “Beginners.” “The Artist” is the first silent winner of the top prize since the World War I saga “Wings” was named outstanding picture at the first Oscars in 1929.

Return of Titanic officer’s letter sought LONDON — The descendants of a surgeon who died on the Titanic nearly 100 years ago are appealing for a benefactor to purchase a soon-to-be-auctioned letter he wrote from the doomed ship — and to return it to the city where the vessel was built. A two-page note John Edward Simpson wrote to his mother days before the ship sank in April 1912 is to expected to fetch at least $50,000 at the auction later this week in Long Island, New York. Simpson’s great-nephew John Martin said Sunday that the family can’t afford to buy it but would love to see it back in Belfast.

Lamarche said no passengers died but 45 were injured. She said 75 people were on board the train traveling from Niagara Falls to Toronto when the train left the tracks about 3:30 p.m. Sunday within view of a residential area near Aldershot station. The locomotive crashed on its side into a small trackside building, and at least two passengers car behind it were driven off the tracks into an L-shape. All six cars derailed, a Via official said. Amid the twisted metal and debris, emergency crews scrambled to pull passengers to safety amid

reports fuel was leaking from the train. Some passengers were carried away on boards and stretchers while others, looking dazed and battered, were led out of the wreckage by emergency workers. Three passengers were airlifted to hospital, one with a heart attack, another with a broken leg and the third with a back injury. Forty-two other passengers suffered lessserious injuries and were either treated at the scene or taken to local hospitals. Some 30 passengers were well enough to continue on to Toronto’s Union Station by bus.

Santorum: Romney isn’t conservative enough for GOP By Charles Babington

Santorum Romney his one term as Massachusetts governor, he said, he balanced budgets, reduced taxes, enforced immigration laws, “stood up for traditional marriage” and was “a pro-life governor.” “I’m a solid conservative,” Romney said. The exchanges highlighted the choice facing Republican voters in Arizona and Michigan on Tuesday and another 10 states a week after that. Campaigning later in Traverse City, Romney emphasized his Michigan roots and made clear to the crowd just how important a victory is in the state, where he was born and raised. “On Tuesday, I need a big voice coming from right here,” he said. Romney did pick up the endorsement of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Sunday. He also took a detour to the Daytona 500 in Florida, where he talked with fans. Asked by The Associated Press if he follows the sport, Romney said, “Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans, but I have some great friends that are NASCAR team owners.”

Rule could cost debtors only income

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of poor and disabled men stand to lose their only income next year because of a change in government policy that will allow states to seize every dollar of federal benefits from people who owe back child support. Previously, states could capture only 65 percent of benefits from people who opted to be paid by paper check. Advocates estimate that 275,000 men could be left destitute as a result of the change.

The concern is an unintended consequence of the Treasury Department’s decision to pay all benefits electronically, including Social Security, disability and veterans’ benefits, starting next year. A separate Treasury Department rule, in place since last May in a preliminary form, guarantees states the power to freeze the bank accounts of people who collect federal benefits and owe child support.

By allowing seizure of the remaining 35 percent of benefits, the rules could cause thousands of poor men to lose their only income. “It’s kind of Orwellian, what’s being set up here for a segment of the population,” says Johnson Tyler, an attorney who represents poor and disabled people collecting federal benefits. “It’s going to be a nightmare in about a year unless something changes.”

social behaviors and brings peace to mind ( laughter is a social glue that connects people). Laughter yoga boosts self- confidence as well as the moral of participants. Laughter yoga exercises are simple, structures and entertaining. It is appropriate for all regardless of their cognitive, sensory or motor abilities/ limitations. Come unite and share in the inter-change of encouragement through laughter with us. Chair Massage Tuesday, Mar. 27, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fee: None. Location: Lawrence Senior Center, Board Room. This is a great way to relief tension, anxiety, stress, tired muscles and restores your general wellbeing. The students from Pinnacle Career Institute with the guidance of their coordinator Kyle Rogers, they are looking forward to help you relax and enjoy your massage. Basic Health Screening Tuesday, Mar. 27, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Fee: None. Location: Lawrence Senior Center. Pinnacle Career Medical Assistant student will be giving a free blood pressure testing, check your resting heart rate, do a body mass index for those that are interested. They will also be answering basic health related questions. Their instructor will be present. Yoga Mondays, Mar. 26 – May 14, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Fee: $38. Location: Community Building 11th & Vermont., Instructor: Annie Wilsey. Register at Community Building. Tai Chi Beginning Wednesdays, Mar. 28 – May 16, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $38. Location: Lawrence Senior Center: Wendy Griswold. Register at South Park Recreation Center. Zumba Gold Tuesdays & Thursdays, Mar. 27 – May 17 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Cost: $46. Location: Lawrence Senior Center, MPR. Register at South Park Recreation Center. Pilates Silver Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mar. 27 – May 17, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Fee: $23. Location: Holcomb Rec. Center. Instructor: Pat Middaugh. Pilates is a modern approach to body conditioning that will keep you on the cutting edge of times. Class will focus on core muscles such as hips, thighs, and abdominals that will strengthen and tone by stretching as the moves. Main principles include following motion, breathing, flexibility, precision, centering and control. This class not only strengthens your body but your mind as well. Call 832-7930 for more information. TRAVEL CLUB Historical Home Tour Wednesday, Apr. 25, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Fee: $15. Instructor: Katie Armitage, Co- author Nineteenth Houses of Lawrence, Kansas. Let’s take a bus ride and drive through one hundred years of Lawrence history. We will look and learn about two early homes from 1858, the Italinate style houses of the 1870’s and 1880’s, the large Victorian houses of the 1890’s, the four squares of the 1900’s, and finally consider the 1956 hyperbolic paraboloid house, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Depart from Lawrence Senior Center. There’s So Much in Saint. Jo! Friday, Mar. 16, Cost: $82, includes Motor Coach and lunch. Optional trip cancelation Insurance: $11. Join us for this “MOJO Getaway” as wet travel to historic Sot. Joseph, MO. This tour includes and is not limited to a Tour Director; tour Glore Psychiatric Museum, Sot. Joseph Museum & Black Archives, Pony Express Museum, Patee House and Jesse James Home Museum. A more detailed flier is available at DCSS. National Archives & Money Museum Friday, Mar. 30, Cost: $66. Optional trip cancelation Insurance: $11. Join us for a trip to the “Feds” in Kansas City, MO. The national archives will be displaying their two newest exhibits. Drawing on more than nine million pages of documents and court cases, Divided Loyalties examines the upheaval and uncertainty that characterized Missouri during the Civil War era and much more. After lunch at Crown Center we will take a guided tour of the Money Museum at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. More detailed flier is available at DCSS. Hot noon meals are served Monday through Friday to anyone 60 years old and their spouse, regardless of spousal age. Meals are served on a suggested donation rate of $2.50, but no one will be denied because of inability to pay. Please call one day in advance before 1:00 pm to reserve a meal for the following day. Volunteers also deliver these same meals to eligible homebound seniors. Locations and phone numbers are listed above. We want your input! Please let us know if you are interested in starting an activity at your meal site. We can provide the materials, equipment, and facilities needed to implement a program tailor-made to fit your meal site situation. Contact the Leisure and Learning Department for details. (785) 842-0543. The Leisure and Learning Department welcomes suggestion for trips and classes. Call DCSS at (785) 842-0543.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital Community Education HEALTHY ACTIVE LIVING PROGRAMS, SPECIAL EVENTS AND CLASSES COPD – Understanding the Disease Thursday March 8, 6:30-7:30 pm

Charles Yockey, MD of Lawrence Pulmonary Specialists will present a program about COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Dr. Yockey will discuss the challenges of difficulty in breathing and review strategies to decrease shortness of breath including smoking cessation, weight loss and exercise. He will also discuss the management of COPD exacerbation episodes including recommended medications for symptom relief. Time available for questions. Program is free but advanced registration is requested.

Nutrition for the Senior Adult Tuesday March 20, 2:00-3:00 pm Program to be held at Brandon Woods, 1501 Inverness Drive, Lawrence.

Join Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Brandon Woods at Alvamar for a free program for the community. Topics include special nutritional concerns for the older adult and tips for shopping and preparing food for one or two. Light refreshments served. Due to space restrictions, advance enrollment required. Please call Brandon Woods at (785) 838-8000 to enroll.

Senior Health Fair at Meadowlark Estates, Thursday March 22, 8-10 am Event to be held at Meadowlark Estates, 4430 Bauer Farm Drive, Lawrence LMH and Meadowlark Estate are teaming up to sponsor a mini-health fair for older adults in the community. Health screenings available are fingerstick total only cholesterol (does not include HDL, LDL or triglycerides) for a fee of $6, fingerstick blood glucose (blood sugar) for a fee of $5, heel bone density screen for osteoporosis for $10, and blood pressure (no fee). A fast of 8 hours is required for blood sugar test. Water and necessary medications allowable. Exact cash or check accepted. For more information, contact LMH Community Education at (785)505-3066. Light refreshments served.

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MARQUETTE, MICH, — The question of whether Mitt Romney is conservative enough to deserve the Republican presidential nomination regained center stage in the GOP contest Sunday, with Rick Santorum saying the former Massachusetts governor fails the test. Santorum urged Michigan voters to turn the race “on its ear” by rejecting Romney in Tuesday’s primary in his native state, in which Romney is spending heavily to avoid an upset. Santorum said Romney’s record is virtually identical to President Barack Obama’s on some key issues, especially mandated health coverage, making him a weak potential nominee. “Why would we give away the most salient issue in this election?” an impassioned Santorum asked more than 100 people in a remote, snow-covered region of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania, said he is the true conservative on fiscal and social issues. Romney rejected the claims. “The biggest misconception would be that I’m a guy that comes from Massachusetts and therefore I can’t be conservative,” Romney told “Fox News Sunday.” In

ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION Coffee with ExpertsWednesday, Mar. 14, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Facilitator: Matt Daigh. Many of the major events in our lives are planned for, including children, vacations, schooling, marriages, retirements, and so on. And yet the one event which we are all certain to experience, death, often gets overlooked. Matt Daigh from Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory will discuss those details that merit consideration, along with a Q&A time to ask any questions you may have. This monthly program is co-sponsored with The Eldridge Hotel and Lawrence Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Prior to the event….Please joins us at The Eldridge for the “Early Riser 50+” breakfast from 7a-9:30 am. Only $4.95 per person including coffee! Basic Personal Finance & Investing Wednesday, Mar. 21, 5:30 – 7 p.m Location: Lawrence Senior Center. Instructor: Attorney Robert Ramsdell, previously taught Economics at West Point. This class will provide a basic overview of financial goal setting; stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs; diversification and asset allocation; Roth and tax-deferred investment options; the “4% Guideline” for retirement withdrawals; and related topics. The presentation lasts about an hour, followed by a question-and-answer period. Enrollment is highly encouraged. Fundamentals of Estate Planning Thursday, Mar. 29, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Fee: None. Location: Lawrence Senior Center Fee: None. Location: Lawrence Senior Center. Facilitator: Attorney Robert Ramsdell. What happens if you die without a Will? What can a Will or Revocable Living Trust accomplish? What are durable Powers of Attorney for financial affairs and healthcare decisions? A Living Will? Would any of them be useful for you? Learn the answers to these questions and others at the presentation on Fundamentals of Estate Planning by Attorney Robert Ramsdell. The presentation lasts about an hour, and will be followed by an open question-and-answer period. Book Signing – Departings: a novel Friday, April 20, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Location: Lawrence Senior Center. Author, Mary Lake’s Departings is a novel told in three parts, each detailing the life of one of the main characters. It speaks of lost hopes and the youth of the 1920s who started out with so much abundance. Oil and advancing technology propelled the average guy into a rich man. Women were coming into their own. They could vote, drive, and speak out. It all seemed so fun and promising—it promised to never end. But it did. In this story of loss and redemption, each endearing character tells his own story and gives insight into the others. Don’t miss this exciting event. Computer 101 Tuesdays, Mar. 27 – May 17, 6 -7 p.m. Fee: $25. Location: River Front Plaza Computer Lab. Instructor: Peter Shenouda. A course designed for those with no or little experience with computers. We use hands-on instruction to make you comfortable operating the computer. You will learn terminology, parts of the computer, use of the mouse and keyboard, and get a general understanding of the computer. AARP Safety Driving Course Wednesday and Thursday, Mar. 7 & 8. Fee: $12 AARP Members and $14 non- Members. Location: Lawrence Senior Center. This course reviews the rules of the road, and contains safety driving tips for all drivers. Completion of the class entitles students to a discount on their automobile insurance. There is no physical or written test. This refresher course is a pleasant mix of video and instructor presentation. Acrylic Painting Class Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Fee: $20 per session. Location: Lawrence Senior Center… Instructor: Lori Dalrymple (local area and national artist). Join Lori as she teaches acrylic painting to students of all levels of expertise. No need to pre-register. Supplies not included. If you already have supplies please bring them and if you are starting out and need assistance in getting supplies, please call Lori at 785-917-0118. Downtown Tuesday Painters Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Senior Center Conference Room. Bring your painting project and supplies and join the Downtown Tuesday Painters. Theatre Lawrence Dress Rehearsal Call 842-0543 for more information. HEALTH & FITNESS: Chair Exercise Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: None. Location: Lawrence Senior Center, Conference Room. Laughter Yoga Tuesdays, Jan. 17 - Mar. 27, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: Lawrence Senior Center, Dining Center. Instructor: Janet Gibson. Laughter is the best medicine; it increases the body levels of endorphins (natural pain killer) and lymphocytes (soldiers of the immune system). It is a gentle body workout and strengthens the respiratory system , fosters positive and sound

WELLNESS CLASSES Nutrition Roundtable Topic: “Choosing Healthier Fats” Thursday March 15, 6:30-7:30 pm

Fats are an important part of a healthy diet. The kind of fats you choose is important. Join LMH Registered Dietitian Patty Metzler as she discusses healthy fats, suggestions as to how to tastefully include these in the diet and what kind of fats to limit. Free but advance registration is recommended.

HEALTH SCREENINGS Know Your Numbers – Cholesterol Screening Wednesday March 7, 8:30-10:30 am Drop into LMH HealthSource room for fingerstick total only cholesterol (does not include HDL or LDL) screening. $6.

Bone Density Screening

Heel screening for plus education about osteoporosis. $15. Appointment required.

FITNESS PROGRAMS Aqua Fit- class for those recovering from surgery or with chronic diseases. Focuses on balance, flexibility and strength. New class begins on 3/13.

Jivin’ Joints – an aquatic program for those with arthritis or a similar conditions. New class begins on 3/12.

Fit for Life – personalized and supervised exercise program for those not

comfortable in traditional exercise environments. Five separate program options

including personal training, individual exercise programs and small group classes – Body Balance & Functionally Fit. For more information call (785) 505-2712.

FOR EXPECTANT AND NEW PARENTS Call for dates and times for these programs. Those interested in childbirth preparation and related classes should plan to enroll at least 4 months in advance of their due date. Fee applies to all classes. Online Childbirth Preparation: new option for those unable to attend group

classes. Web-based class done in your own home and at your own pace. Includes optional one-time class with tour of hospital and chance to ask questions. Traditional Childbirth Preparation – both 5 week and weekend options available. Childbirth Basic – a condensed version of five week childbirth classes; held over one weekend on a Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. Refresher Prenatal – personal class; set up as needed. Call (785) 505-3081 for this class only.

Babycare Workshop Breastfeeding Your Baby Newborn Safety – includes infant CPR. Fit for 2 – eight week fitness program for expectant mothers. New session begins on 3/5.

Fit for You – one to one personal training sessions for mothers who have recently delivered a baby.

SAFETY CLASSES AND PROGRAMS (fee applies to all classes except child seat safety checks) American Heart Association First Aid: for the public. Completion card issued. American Heart Association Friends & Family CPR – for the general public;

does not provide certification.

American Heart Association Heartsaver AED CPR – certification for nonmedical profession purposes such as childcare providers. Child Passenger Safety –free monthly sessions by appointment to check for safe and correct child safety seat installation. FOR THE KIDS Tyke Hyke – program for big brothers and sisters-to-be ages 3-10. $5/family. FREE SUPPORT GROUPS Grief Support – meets 1st and 3rd Mondays from 4:00-5:00 pm. For more

information, call (785) 505-3140.

Breastfeeding/New Parent Support – meets most Mondays from 10:00-11:30 am. For more information, call (785) 749-5800. Build Your Village – for mothers experiencing postpartum adjustment challenges. Meets in eight week sessions on Monday evenings. For more information and upcoming session dates, call (785) 505-3081. CLIMB® (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery) – free education and support sessions for children who have parents or other loved ones with cancer. For more information, call (785) 505-2768. Diabetes Education Group – meets 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 pm. New discussion topic each month. For more information, call (785) 505-3062. March’s topic: “Is Everything That You Read About Diabetes in the Media Really True?” Stroke Support Group – meets 3rd Tuesday of the month from 4:00-5:30 pm. For more information, call (785) 505-2712.

Lawrence Public Library Skillbuilders

The spring session of Skillbuilders will begin on March 8. Skillbuilders is a series of educational and support programs for those adjusting to changes in their lives due to the loss of a loved one. The loss may be due to death, an illness or other circumstances that has placed limitations on a spouse, child or a significant relationship. Skillbuilders provides information that answers basic questions with the acknowledgement that it is coming from a special perspective. Skillbuilders will meet Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:45 in the Gallery of the Lawrence Public Library from March 8 through May 17. Attend all of the programs or only those that are of interest. March 8 Surviving & Thriving Linda Upstill, Rumsey-Yost grief couselor March 15 Estate & Legal Matters Cheryl Denton-attorney with Petefish,Immel,Heeb & Hird, LLC March 22 Home Maintenance 101 Neil Gaskin, Natural Breeze Remodeling March 29 Personal Safety & Home Security Gary Squires, Dg.Co.Sheriff’s Office There is no charge for the programs. Registration is not necessary. Transportation is available by calling the Douglas County Senior Services, 842-0543. Skillbuilders is sponsored by the Outreach Services of the Lawrence Public Library, Visiting Nurses Association and the Douglas County Senior Services.


Join Pattie once a month at one of the following locations for an informal discussion of a variety of materials available from the main library collection. You need not be a resident of the site to attend. The public is invited!

Third Tuesday of each month: 10:00am 2:00pm 3:00pm

Midland Day Care* 319 Perry St. Cottonwood Retirees 1029 New Hampshire St. Babcock Place 1700 Massachusetts St.

Third Wednesday of each month: 10:30am 1:00pm

Brandon Woods 1501 Inverness Dr. Prairie Commons 5121 Congressional Circle


The Windsor* 3229 Peterson Rd.

Fourth Wednesday of each month: 9:45am

Presbyterian Manor 1429 Kasold Dr-Library Presbyterian Manor--Assisted Living 1429 Kasold Dr. 1:00pm Pioneer Ridge-Assisted Living 4851 Harvard Rd. 2:30pm Drury Place 1510 St.Andrews Dr. *These are secured sites; please call for more information. 11:00am

BOOKMOBILE MONDAY 9:00-10:00am Prairie Commons

5121 Congressional Circle Presbyterian Manor 1429 Kasold Drive 11:00-Noon Vermont Towers 1101 Vermont Street WEDNESDAY 9:00-10:00am Brandon Woods 1501 Inverness Drive 10:30-11:30am Drury Place 1510 St.Andrews Drive 1:00-2:00pm Babcock Place 1700 Massachusetts Street FRIDAY 9:00-10:00am Clinton Place Apartments 2125 Clinton Parkway 10:30-11:30am Wyndham Place Apartments 2551 Crossgate Drive 1:30-2:30pm Peterson Acres 2930 Peterson Road The bookmobile is available to the public. You need not be a resident of the site to use the bookmobile. For information on any of these services or programs, contact Pattie at the Library Senior Outreach Services, 843-3833. 10:30-11:30am

Douglas County Health Department “Kids Kids Need to Know”- Family-based Sexuality Education

This five-week course for fifth- and sixth-graders helps parents be the primary sexuality educators for their children. The course begins with a “parents only” night to provide information and answer questions. A parent attends each of the following four sessions with the child. A comprehensive, decision-making model of sexuality education is used. Teachers are registered nurses and social workers. A boys class will start Tuesday, March 27. Classes meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Health Department. Call (785) 843-3060 or e-mail to register. For more information, go to: php

Child Care Licensing Orientations

Child Care Licensing orientation meetings for prospective providers are held from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of the

month in the first floor meeting room of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St. in Lawrence. The next meeting is March 13. There is no fee to attend. Please pre-register by calling (785) 843-3060.

B.I.B.S- Breast is Best Social

B.I.B.S.- Breast is Best Social, a peer group for women seeking to learn about breastfeeding, meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Health Department, 200 Maine St. in Lawrence. Both pregnant women seeking information and women currently breastfeeding are encouraged to attend to learn and share their experience. The free group is facilitated by certified breastfeeding counselors and is held in a relaxed, come-as-you-are environment. Come as often as you like. For more information on B.I.B.S., go to the Health Department’s website at, look for Douglas County Breastfeeding Connection on Facebook or call (785) 843-3060. 2701 W. Sixth Street / 841-4500

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Concealed-carry changes Legislators should take the time to review and explain any expansion of state laws governing concealed firearms.


oncealed carry in Kansas isn’t going away. That much is certain. About 40,000 Kansans have been licensed by the state to carry a concealed firearm on their person. Opponents of the Kansas law that began six years ago should ponder that for a moment. A group roughly as large as the population of Salina has been licensed to carry hidden weapons, yet terrible acts of violence or even gun-related accidents by concealed-carry holders, aren’t widespread. Granted, you also don’t hear much about concealed-carry holders thwarting crime or using a concealed weapon to defend themselves. Now, however, the concealed-carry program is entering interesting new territory, and it would be wise for lawmakers to pause and complete a thorough review before expanding the program. Several lawmakers have been pushing to allow concealed-carry permit holders to bring their weapons into public buildings, such as university classrooms, city halls and other such structures if those buildings do not have devices like metal detectors designed to detect illegal weapons. The Kansas Board of Regents, the League of Kansas Municipalities and others have expressed concerns about the proposal. Lawmakers owe it to their partners in local government to take those concerns seriously. If state lawmakers believe concealed carry in those locations is vital, then their first step should be public education to convince citizens that such a law really will not diminish their safety or cause other problems. The state’s concealed-carry law has been changed several times by lawmakers, often for the worse. Several legislators have expressed surprise about the changes made to the law, and some changes have even caught the Kansas Attorney General’s Office unaware. Some examples include: !" Applicants are no longer required to take a shooting test when renewing their license. In addition, a provision allowing the state to deny a renewal based on evidence a person has a physical infirmity that makes it impossible to safely handle a weapon was removed. Lawmakers have created a situation where applicants can renew their licenses for the next 40 or 50 years without ever demonstrating they still can safely handle a weapon. !"Permit holders no longer are required to submit to a Breathalyzer test when a police officer suspects the individual is under the influence of alcohol. Previously, permit holders who denied such a request automatically had their licenses suspended for three years. Now, that’s no longer the case. It was an irresponsible change that makes the of job law enforcement more difficult. !" Several offenses that prohibited a person from receiving a concealed-carry license have been removed, including: people with two misdemeanor DUI convictions in the past five years, people with misdemeanor drug convictions, people convicted of carrying under the influence in another state and individuals who have been declared in contempt of court for child support proceedings. If lawmakers want to expand the state’s concealed-carry law, it seems they first should do a better job of explaining the rationale of some of the changes they’ve already made.





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‘12 elections may turn on turnout DENVER — Where did all the voters go? Maybe to the ski slopes. Maybe to the mall. Maybe for a wintry walk along one of the spectacular mountain byways. But not to the caucus venues where, earlier this month, Colorado Republicans were invited to indicate their presidential preferences. Turnout here was down about 6 percent from 2008. But Colorado isn’t alone. Turnout in Florida, where a torrid race filled the newspapers and the airwaves, was down about 14 percent. In Nevada, it was down more than a quarter. Even in New Hampshire, where turnout

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Ordinarily the relationship between primary turnout and general election turnout is tenuous at best. But special factors in 2012 are at work.” was up 6 percent, the increase almost certainly came from Independent voters who veered into a GOP race simply because there wasn’t a Democratic race to join.

No candidates to love Maybe the question isn’t Where are the voters? Maybe the question is Where is the love? This has been a persistent problem in the Republican race thus far. Among the political elite, the issue has taken the form of yearning for candidates who aren’t, or wouldn’t, run for president. Among the voters, the issue has taken the form of near apathy. The race to be the nominee who challenges Barack Obama simply isn’t exciting members of a party that is determined, with a ferocity perhaps unequaled since Democratic resentment of Richard M. Nixon, to topple the sitting president. “The public doesn’t feel it has good choices and so people are staying at home,” says Curtis Gans, who, as the director of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate, is the nation’s leading expert on voter participation. “I’m expecting it to continue. On the right you have intense

voters. On the center-right you have lukewarm voters. And everyplace beyond that not much interest at all.” That frustration is pervasive. The latest New York Times/CBS News poll showed that nearly two out of three Republican primary voters wish there were more choices for the Republican nomination — a group that has grown significantly since the fall. This is yet another piece of bad news for former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, who won Colorado and Minnesota in 2008 only to lose them this month. He’s the fellow who appeals to the centerright and who most political professionals expect to be the eventual Republican nominee — a theory that gets its most rigorous test on Tuesday when Arizona and Michigan hold their primaries.

Romney fails to catch on But the Romney challenge isn’t the only one that seems obvious and has been the focus of press attention: His inability to win the trust, or the votes, of people who consider themselves conservatives and who worry that he is a stealth candidate from the center or, worse, from the left-leaning precincts of Massachusetts. The slice of self-identified GOP conservatives in the Times/CBS poll who wish there were more choices for the Republican nominee: 61 percent. The Romney conundrum may also be how to win the allegiance, if not the enthusiasm, of the people who are positioned precisely where he is, along the center-right. A CNN poll released this month

showed that only 38 percent of Romney supporters say they back him “strongly” — far less than the 55 percent of supporters of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum who say they back him “strongly.” Many of these voters are simply not showing up at the polls, and there is reason for Camp Romney to worry that they may not be motivated in the fall, when the opponent isn’t Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich or Rep. Ron Paul. In November the opponent will have $1 billion to spend, a historic narrative and all the tools of presidential incumbency, many of which he is using with a newfound deftness this winter. Santorum may have efficiently summarized the Romney challenge with this phrase, from his appearance before the Conservative Political Action Committee earlier this month: “Why would an undecided voter vote for a moderate candidate who the party isn’t excited about?” This week’s contests are but an appetizer to the Super Tuesday contests next week, where turnout again is expected to be low and where, given the distinct Southern tint to the event, Romney faces another important challenge. Each of the other candidates has pockets of strength, or of potential, in the 10 races, with Paul having a natural advantage in Oklahoma, Gingrich holding a natural base in Georgia and Santorum aiming for Tennessee, perhaps also for Ohio, and hoping to surprise the former speaker in Georgia. This is not to say that there aren’t opportunities aplenty for Romney. All those


Santorum views To the editor: Sen. Santorum claimed four years ago that Satan had his sights on America using the vices of pride, vanity and sensuality. Sensuality? It’s not even in the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. One definition in that dictionary of Satan is “one who plots against another.” Santorum’s views mirror those of the Reactionary Generation of the ’40s and the discredited years of McCarthyism. Santorum’s attacks on women (he opposes the Supreme Court’s 1965 striking of bans on contraceptives), on gay rights and equality preserves fundamentalist authoritarian social structures and puritanical sexual attitudes (sex is for procreation only). His contempt for different behaviors is because they’re “counter to how things are supposed to be.” He is antagonistic toward the Anglo-American legal tradition where the law regards all as equals and at liberty to pursue their affairs as they wish as long as no harm is done to others. Santorum champions no government regulation of businesses but zealous regulation of your private affairs. Will his prescriptions assure a minimum of life’s satisfac-

tions for the majority? Support public education? It is “anachronistic.” Respect religious freedom? He implies that Mormonism is “a dangerous cult.” As intolerant as any country parson in Sinclair Lewis he would give us four years of rapacious corporate behavior and fights between rival hoodlum billionaires. This isn’t the vision of the Gilbertines or the aggiornamento of Vatican II. It is regressive Erastianism. Like any amoral, vulgar demagogue Santorum is “one who plots against another.” Stu Nowlin, Lawrence

‘Art’ violence To the editor: It is with disgust and dismay that I read about the Spencer Museum of Art’s plans to sponsor Amber Hansen’s “The Story of Chickens” event, which purports to be a revolutionary examination of the relationship between people and chickens. There is nothing revolutionary about parading traumatized, caged chickens in high traffic areas, followed by a demonstration of violently beheading them, and culminating in a meal in which the public is invited to feast on the mutilated corpses of those animals. Just as “the emperor has

young people who flocked to Obama four years ago don’t have one of their principal motivations (their disdain for President George W. Bush) this time around, and many of them, especially those who have been unable to find jobs, are suffering a severe case of buyer’s remorse. This is a natural Romney constituency. But turnout among the young is a very big unknown, and a very big factor.

Democrats not immune Then there are all those elements of the usual Democratic coalition that don’t seem part of the Obama vision, especially blue-collar Americans, many of whom also are worried about jobs. The opportunity here for Romney is small, to be sure, but there are many ways to define opportunity. One is in the small turnout that has dogged Romney himself. If that pattern carries over to traditional Democratic voters, Romney is the beneficiary of the absence of those ballots in the Obama pile in November. Ordinarily the relationship between primary turnout and general election turnout is tenuous at best. But special factors in 2012 are at work. For the Democrats, the risks are in small turnouts among young and blue-collar voters. For the Republicans, the risks are in small turnouts among conservatives and party regulars who may find they can’t fall in love with Romney. This time, the election may be won by the party that can turn around the turnout threat. — David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh PostGazette.

OLD HOME TOWN no clothes,” the Spencer’s superficial defense of this crude “art” project as “an artist’s right to self-expression” reflects a serious lack of cultural and moral depth. If the Spencer is touting the enormous outpouring of public outrage as evidence of a “revolutionary” project, then they are missing the point entirely: that throughout the world, all civilized people abhor gratuitous violence. I respectfully call on the Spencer to cancel the event, or at least eliminate the slaughter of live animals and allow the chickens to be adopted by Farm Sanctuary, as well as to adopt a “no live animals” policy going forward. Otherwise, they bear lifelong responsibility for the ridicule of the Kansas arts community as a haven for antiquated, violent, and bloody animal slaughter masquerading as “art.” Beth Lily, Lawrence

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A bill designed to implement pari-mutuel betting in Kansas YEARS had passed this AGO morning in ToIN 1987 peka, 98-24. The complex 53-page bill, which had been tentatively approved by voice vote earlier in the week, created a five-member state racing commission to be appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate. It also established rules and restrictions on pari-mutuel gambling on horse and dog racing.


A committee of 15 Kansas University students had recently met to YEARS expand their plans AGO for developing IN 1972 Hashinger Hall into a residential creative arts center. Students were to pay an additional $50 per year to live in Hashinger in order to finance the renovation of 13 rooms on the first floor to serve as music practice rooms, a painting and drawing studio, textile studios, and studios for crafts such as ceramics, silversmithing and glasscutting. A wood shop, sculpting area, architectural studio, dance studio and photography darkroom were also in the plans. — Compiled by Sarah St. John

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Some sun, then clouds and cooler

Cloudy and warmer with a t-storm

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Partly sunny

High 49° Low 36° POP: 5%

High 62° Low 37° POP: 60%

High 55° Low 25° POP: 5%

High 59° Low 32° POP: 10%

High 53° Low 28° POP: 20%

Wind ENE 7-14 mph

Wind SSE 10-20 mph

Wind W 20-30 mph

Wind SSE 10-20 mph

Wind N 10-20 mph

POP: Probability of Precipitation

McCook 48/34

Kearney 43/30

Oberlin 47/37

Clarinda 39/29

Lincoln 41/33

Grand Island 44/31

Beatrice 44/33

Concordia 48/35

Centerville 37/28

St. Joseph 45/37 Chillicothe 45/31

Sabetha 41/35

Kansas City Marshall Manhattan 48/38 47/35 Goodland Salina 50/37 Oakley Kansas City Topeka 43/33 53/39 45/36 48/37 Lawrence 48/36 Sedalia 49/36 Emporia Great Bend 48/35 52/40 52/38 Nevada Dodge City Chanute 56/42 49/38 Hutchinson 56/43 Garden City 54/41 47/36 Springfield Wichita Pratt Liberal Coffeyville Joplin 58/42 56/44 56/44 47/39 59/44 59/48 Hays Russell 51/38 52/38

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Temperature High/low 65°/43° Normal high/low today 49°/26° Record high today 78° in 1932 Record low today -15° in 1934

Precipitation in inches 24 hours through 8 p.m. yest. Month to date Normal month to date Year to date Normal year to date

0.00 1.96 1.25 1.97 2.23


Today Tue. Today Tue. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Independence 58 49 c 65 40 t Atchison 46 37 pc 59 36 r Fort Riley 51 42 pc 64 37 t Belton 50 40 pc 59 36 r Olathe 48 37 pc 59 36 r Burlington 53 42 pc 62 37 t Osage Beach 54 35 pc 59 42 r Coffeyville 59 48 c 69 42 t Osage City 51 39 pc 62 36 t Concordia 48 35 pc 59 31 t 50 39 pc 59 36 t Dodge City 49 38 c 62 27 pc Ottawa Wichita 56 44 c 66 36 t Holton 47 38 pc 60 37 t 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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San Francisco 55/41

New Los Angeles 58/45

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Clinton Perry Pomona

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Detroit 42/22

Shown are today’s noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for today.

New York 55/38 Washington 61/38

Kansas City 48/36

Atlanta 62/48

El Paso 71/51

Houston 70/62 Miami 82/71

Fronts Cold

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Denver 43/24

Minneapolis 26/22 Chicago 39/25


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-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: Nuisance snow will reach northern New England today as milder air surges across the rest of the Northeast. Numerous thunderstorms will wet Florida as low-elevation snow showers dot California. Today Tue. Today Tue. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W 66 49 pc 68 62 t Albuquerque 60 36 pc 50 26 pc Memphis Miami 82 71 t 82 71 sh Anchorage 32 15 sn 21 5 c 37 25 pc 47 31 sn Atlanta 62 48 c 62 56 pc Milwaukee Minneapolis 26 22 pc 35 30 sn Austin 61 58 r 77 59 t Nashville 63 38 pc 65 59 t Baltimore 61 35 s 53 38 s New Orleans 68 60 sh 75 64 t Birmingham 69 49 c 75 60 t New York 55 38 pc 49 37 s Boise 41 26 sf 44 33 s Omaha 37 29 pc 48 29 r Boston 47 35 c 44 30 s 80 64 t 82 64 t Buffalo 40 24 c 33 27 pc Orlando 57 36 s 52 37 s Cheyenne 43 24 c 40 24 sn Philadelphia Phoenix 72 49 s 66 42 s Chicago 39 25 pc 44 36 r Pittsburgh 57 26 pc 45 39 pc Cincinnati 51 29 pc 57 48 c Cleveland 43 24 pc 41 35 pc Portland, ME 40 26 c 43 22 pc Portland, OR 47 32 pc 47 36 r Dallas 64 59 c 73 49 t 39 24 sf 45 31 s Denver 43 24 pc 40 24 sn Reno Richmond 60 38 s 57 38 s Des Moines 37 28 pc 41 32 r 55 35 sh 55 43 s Detroit 42 22 pc 37 30 pc Sacramento St. Louis 52 33 pc 56 45 r El Paso 71 51 pc 66 40 s Salt Lake City 44 27 sh 42 26 sn Fairbanks 10 -15 sn -2 -25 c 57 47 pc 58 48 s Honolulu 81 68 pc 81 68 pc San Diego San Francisco 55 41 sh 55 45 s Houston 70 62 c 77 62 c 40 32 pc 47 35 r Indianapolis 47 28 pc 52 47 sh Seattle Spokane 31 14 pc 36 26 pc Kansas City 48 36 pc 59 36 r Tucson 74 46 s 57 35 s Las Vegas 61 44 c 59 42 s Tulsa 64 52 c 73 45 t Little Rock 66 49 c 67 56 t Wash., DC 61 38 s 51 39 s Los Angeles 58 45 pc 59 46 s National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Gila Bend, AZ 84° Low: Daniel, WY -14°

WEATHER HISTORY On Feb. 27, 1717, the first in a series of storms to hit New England struck Boston.



At what temperature does snow squeak under foot?

14 degrees(F) or colder.

Through 8 p.m. Sunday.

February has an extra day this year, and the Hall Center for the Humanities has booked it with a visit from author Rebecca Solnit. Her talk, “Civil Society, the Phoenix in the Ruins: Disaster, Carnival, Revolution, and Public Joy,” will be followed by a book-signing and reception. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Spooner Hall, The Commons, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd. Other highlights this week include the Rock Chalk Revue, Thursday through Saturday at the Lied Center; “Becky’s New Car” playing at Theatre Lawrence Thursday through Sunday; and a Jazz Festival at Lawrence High School on Friday. For those who like to be active participants in the world around them, there’s a weather safety course on Tuesday, an open house for the West Sixth Street and South Lawrence Trafficway interchange on Thursday, and an Eggs and Issues session with area legislators on Saturday morning.


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. Louie and Clark — Tiny Tots Adventures, 10-10:45 a.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. Dole Institute Study Group: “Presidential Play-By-Play” with Dole Fellow Tom King, 4 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. 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. Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Weather 101, presented by the National Weather Service in Topeka, 7-8:30 p.m., South Middle School., 2734 La. Saving and Investment Basics, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Composer’s Guild, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Free swing dancing lessons and dance, 8-11

Dream,” 6:30-8 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Open Blues Jam hosted by Little Anthony & Friends, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cutter’s Smokehouse, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora. Douglas County Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Last Wednesday Book Club, “Mrs. Dalloway,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Talk, book-signing and reception with Rebecca Solnit, 7:30 p.m., Spooner Hall, The Commons, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd. Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Free salsa lessons, 8:30-9:30 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. Theology on Tap, discussion of a selected religion topic, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Henry’s, 11 E. Eighth St. KDOT open house for the U.S. Highway 40/ p.m., Kansas Room in West Sixth Street and the Kansas Union, 1301 K-10 interchange, 6-7:30 Jayhawk Blvd. p.m., Langston Hughes Poker Night, 8 p.m., School, 1101 George WilApplebee’s, 2520 Iowa. liams Way. Trivia Night at the Baker University ComJayhawker, 8-10 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. munity Choir Rehearsal, Teller’s Family Night, 9 6-7:50 p.m., McKibben Recital Hall (Owens Musip.m.-midnight, 746 Mass. cal Arts Building), 408 Tuesday Night KaEighth St., Baldwin City. raoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Free English as a SecLarry’s Sports Bar & Grill, ond Language class, 7-8 933 Iowa. p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., University-Community Plymouth Congregational Forum, “Refugee NarraChurch, 925 Vt. tives and Trauma,” noon, Junkyard Jazz Band, Ecumenical Campus Min7 p.m., American Legion, istries, 1204 Oread Ave. 3408 W. Sixth St. Big Brothers Big SisRock Chalk Revue, 7 ters of Douglas County, p.m., Lied Center, 1600 noon, 536 Fireside Court, Stewart Drive. Suite B. Information meet“Becky’s New Car,” ing for prospective volun7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawteers. For more informarence, 1501 N.H. tion, call 843-7359. Trivia Night, 8 p.m. The Dole Institute Study Burger Stand, 803 Mass. Group: “Put Your Money Poker Night, 8 p.m., Where Your Vote Is” with Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Dole Fellows Elizabeth Team trivia, 9 p.m., Conatser and Lisa Spies, Johnny’s West, 721 Waka4 p.m., Dole Institute of rusa Drive. Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. More information on these listHomeowning Workings can be found at LJWorld. shop: “Opening Doors, Preserving the American com and



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Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Edgewood Homes, 1600 Haskell Ave. Free State High School 2012-13 Enrollment Information Night for Incoming Freshmen and Parents, 6-8:30 p.m. school tours and club fair and 7:30 p.m. parent meeting, 4700 Overland Drive. Lawrence Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., school district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive. Eudora City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St. India: Its Wildlife and Culture, Jayhawk Audubon Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 1245 N.H. Dollar Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa.

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Woodland would rather be golfing PGA tour professional Gary Woodland had hoped to be in Arizona competing in the Accenture Match Play Chamionships in Saturday’s quarterfinals. He had no complaints about what amounted to a most memorable consolation prize. Woodland and glam gal pal Gabby Granado spent the afternoon watching as entertaining a game as ever has been played in Allen Fieldhouse, where Kansas defeated Missouri, 87-86, in overtime. Woodland, 27, was eliminated in the first round of the match-play event by reigning Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, 4 and 2. That allowed him to spend a few days in his home state at just the right time to witness the end of the Border War. Not much about the basketball game Woodland watched Saturday could have reminded him of the one he played in Allen Fieldhouse. Woodland was a freshman basketball player for Washburn University, which plays Kansas in a preseason exhibition every other year. He then transferred sports and universities, signing up to play golf for KU. Woodland became one of golf’s best stories in 2011, his first full year on tour, when he established himself globally. (His 2009 and 2010 seasons were shortened by shoulder woes). Woodland finished 17th on the PGA Tour money list with $3,448,590.80. In November, he teamed with Matt Kuchar and gave the United States its first victory in the World Cup, played in China, since Tiger Woods and David Duvall won it in 2000. This year hasn’t gone as well so far for Woodland, but he said he anticipated that because he’s in the midst of a swing change with his new instructor. Randy Smith, head golf professional at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas, had been Woodland’s swing guru since during his days at KU. But when Woodland replaced Randy’s son Blake Smith of Hambric Sports Group as the man handling his corporate marketing, Randy Smith fired Woodland as his pupil. Don’t waste any sympathy on Woodland. He now works with Butch Harmon, a name known by even casual sports fans because he was Tiger’s instructor from 1993 to 2004. Golf purists revered that last name long before it became associated with the world’s best golfer. Claude Harmon, Sr., was the 1948 Masters Champion and best instructor of his era. Like father, like son. In an annual Golf Digest poll of instructors, Butch Harmon has been voted No. 1 every year since 2003. His brothers, Craig, Dick and Billy Harmon, also are highly ranked instructors. Craig Harmon has been head golf professional since 1972 at one of the world’s finest golf courses, Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., site of the 2013 PGA. Craig’s college teammate at San Jose State, All-American Ross Randall, was Woodland’s coach at Kansas. Small golf world.

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THE LAST TIME KANSAS UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL COACH BILL SELF LEFT A COURT, ABOVE, HE WAS SLAPPING HANDS with fans after an 87-86 overtime victory over Missouri at Allen Fieldhouse. BUT THE LAST TIME HE LEFT THE COURT IN STILLWATER, OKLA., BELOW, IT WAS ON THE SHORT END of an 85-77 loss to Oklahoma State — two years ago today. KU returns to the scene of that crime tonight to face the Cowboys on Big Monday.

KU faces fast, emotional turnaround By Gary Bedore

STILLWATER, OKLA. — Someday, Conner Teahan will tell his grandkids about the day he went 4-for-4 from three and helped Kansas University’s basketball team overcome a 19-point second-half deficit in an 87-86 overtime victory over Missouri in Allen Fieldhouse. “Thse memories will always be in my head for sure,” Teahan said of mental snapshots of Thomas Robinson and Travis Releford ripping off their jersey tops and coach Bill Self raising his hands high over his head and screaming in concert with the fans following Saturday’s final horn. “That was the craziest game I’ve been a part of. For a game I played in, it was the most awesome experience of my life,” added Teahan, a fifth-

year senior out of Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst High. In the wake of all that unbridled emotion comes the stark realization that today OUTRIGHT — just two days after the TONIGHT? taming of the Tigers — the Who: KanJayhawks (24- sas (24-5 5 overall, 14-2 overall, 14-2 Big 12) again Big 12) vs. must take the Oklahoma court in an State (14-15, 8 p.m. ESPN 7-9) Big Mon- When: 8 day contest tonight against Oklahoma State Where: Still(14-15, 7-9) in water, Okla. Gallagher-Iba TV: ESPN (cable chanArena. “I will do nels 33, 233) what I need to do to get back to where I need to be Monday,” said Teahan, who played a career-high 37

minutes versus Mizzou. “I’ve never seen a win in Stillwater. Nobody else on our team has seen a win there. That’s motivation in itself.” The Jayhawks, who are 1-3 in Stillwater and 7-4 overall against OSU in the Bill Self era, last won at Self’s alma mater on Feb. 13, 2006. The Cowboys have remained tough at home this season, evidenced by a 6-2 record that includes a 79-72 victory over Mizzou. “It’s a quick turnaround. It will be a gut check as much as any, because, hey, if we could pick a game to not play on Big Monday, it’d be that game,” said Self, his Jayhawks coming off such an emotionally and physically draining victory. Extra incentive tonight is the fact KU can wrap up an undisputed league title. KU assured a tie for its eighthstraight crown Saturday. “Winning the Big 12 title is

obviously important to us,” said Teahan. “It’s a streak we take a lot of pride in ... winning eight in a row.” Self said there was a time he was not sure this team could win a league title. “When we started 1-2 in the league (before rallying to win it in 2005-06), you’d say, ‘(Mario) Chalmers, (Brandon) Rush, (Julian) Wright and those other cats are pretty good. It’s just a matter of time before the light comes on,’” Self said. “Hey, I didn’t know if the light would come on. I didn’t even know if it’d be a flicker. Early in the season we were not a good team. We ended up winning some games. South Florida was a pretty good win (70-42, Dec. 3). The Davidson game (8074 loss on Dec. 19) was good for us. We were awful there Please see HOOPS, page 3B

Tight end up for grabs at Kansas By Matt Tait

With Tim Biere graduating and hoping to catch on in the NFL, Kansas University’s football program has an opening for a starting tight end. After drawing attention near the end of his sophomore year, Biere was by far the most effective tight end for the Jayhawks during the past two seasons. In 22 games, nearly all starts, Biere recorded 550 yards and six touchdowns on 46 receptions during the past two Please see WOODLAND, page 3B seasons.

Although the Omaha, Neb., senior’s career statistics were modest and figure to wind up being like oneyear totals in new KU coach Charlie Weis’ pro-style offense, Biere provided the Jayhawks with a known commodity and a reliable option at the position. With him out of the picture and no obvious choice to step in behind him, the battle for playing time at tight end should be as intense as any this spring and summer. That’s where newcomers Charles Brooks and Jordan Smith enter the picture. Brooks, a junior-college

transfer from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College, and Smith, a high school senior from Waco, Texas, both signed with the Jayhawks on Feb. 1. And both are coming to Kansas expecting to contribute right away. Of the two, Brooks’ maturity and college football experience might give him the slight advantage for now, but that only goes so far. Brooks spent most of his younger days as a basketball standout, but his size, speed and athleticism inspired him to follow in the footsteps of NFL standouts like Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates and Jimmy Gra-

ham, all former hoopsters who made the transition to football at tight end. Brooks, 6-foot-5, 245 pounds, said before signing day that he signed with KU because of Weis’ reputation for developing tight ends. “The offense that coach Weis runs (is perfect for Smith me),” Brooks said. “He throws the ball around a lot, and he’s got three or four tight ends who are in the NFL right now. He does a good job with the tight-end position and allows them a lot in the offense.” Please see FOOTBALL, page 3B Brooks

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Royals’ Cain waits, works for turn SURPRISE, ARIZ. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain was forced to play a waiting game last season with the Kansas City Royals. He’ll be pushed into the starting lineup this spring. The team signed free agent Melky Cabrera and Jeff Francoeur prior to last season, and they joined a struggling Alex Gordon in the outfield. Cain was told that he would start the year in the Pacific Coast League, but he’d be called up to join the Royals. “They all played well,� Cain said. “Three great outfielders, and they all put up numbers, so what can you do?� Gordon batted .303 with 45 doubles and 23 homers, while Cabrera bounced back from a subpar season to hit .305 with 44 doubles and 18 homers. Francoeur batted .285 with 47 doubles and 20 homers, making them the most productive outfield in the majors. Meanwhile, Cain kept plugging along at Triple-A Omaha. “You just would have never dreamed or guessed that the three outfielders we had would put together phenomenal years and stay healthy all year,� Royals manager Ned Yost said. “You couldn’t foresee what was going to happen to Lorenzo last year, that he wouldn’t get an opportunity to play at the big league level until the last six games of the year. I would have never guessed that.� It’s not as if Cain was strug-

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KANSAS CITY CENTER FIELDER LORENZO CAIN THROWS during a spring training baseball workout on Sunday in Surprise, Ariz. gling, either. He hit .312 with 16 homers and 81 RBIs while helping Omaha win the league championship. “He didn’t complain. He didn’t cry,� Yost said at the team’s spring training complex in Arizona, where the Royals went through their first full-squad workout over the weekend. “He just continued to work and wait for his opportunity and his opportunity is here now,� Yost said. “He’s been waiting his whole professional career for this opportunity.� He finally got it this past offseason. General manager Dayton Moore traded Cabrera to San Francisco for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez and minor league

Rare rain roadblock postpones Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (AP) — NASCAR has raced on the beach at Daytona, under the lights and even around a pesky pothole. But never on a Monday — until now. The Daytona 500 was postponed Sunday for the first time in its 54-year history after heavy rain saturated Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR officials spent more than four hours waiting for a window to dry the famed track, but it never came. When the latest storm cell passed over the speedway around 5 p.m., they had little choice but to call it a day. The 500-mile race was rescheduled for noon today. It will be aired on Fox. “This is one of the toughest things for us drivers,� pole-sitter Carl Edwards said. “It’s now who can really stay focused. That’s not just the drivers, that’s the pit crews, the crew chiefs, everyone, the officials. But I think we’ll be just fine.� But today might be another test for both drivers and fans. The forecast calls for more rain, and officials are prepared to wait all day and into the night to avoid a Tuesday race, which would strain teams that must get to Phoenix for next week’s race. Eight previous Daytona 500s have endured rain delays, the latest in 2009. But never before had storms forced NASCAR’s premier event to be moved. Noontime showers sent fans scattering for cover and leaving everyone in wait-and-see mode. Puddles of water formed in parts of the infield, and many fans got drenched as they tried to make the best of a less-than-ideal situation. Drivers retreated to their motorhomes, relaxing while keeping an eye on developments. Edwards, Brad Keselowski and others took naps. Former Daytona 500 winners Jamie McMurray and Trevor Bayne did in-studio interviews with Fox. Another previous race winner, Ryan Newman, played with his daughter in the motorhome lot. The Daytona 500 is the first of 10 scheduled Sprint Cup Series events this season for Danica Patrick, who left IndyCar behind for a full-time move to NASCAR. She will race for the Nationwide Series championship driving for JR Motorsports.

pitcher Ryan Verdugo, trying to bolster a ragged pitching staff. He also was trying to open up a spot for Cain. “I wouldn’t call it frustrating, but of course it’s not where I wanted to be,� Cain said of his time in Omaha. “Hey, I’ve got my opportunity this year, so we’ll see what happens.� Cain expects to start in center field when the Royals open the season April 6. “That’s the plan,� he said. “My time is now, but nothing is guaranteed.� Cain will certainly have his work cut out for him. He’ll be replacing a solid defensive outfielder in Cabrera who also managed 201 hits last season, becoming only the sixth player in franchise

history to reach the plateau — and the first since 2000. “I’m not Melky. I’m Lorenzo,� Cain said. “He had a breakout season last year. That is tough to follow, but at the same time I feel like I can go out there and hold my own. “I’m going to try to put up numbers,� he added. “I’m going to try to improve in all the aspects of my game. I’ve got to take advantage of this opportunity and go from there.� Cain arrived in Kansas City in the trade that sent Zack Greinke to the Milwaukee Brewers. He had hit .306 in 43 games for the Brewers in 2010, and believes that he would have had a spot in their outfield last year had he not been sent to Kansas City. “I was looking at myself as the center fielder when I was with Milwaukee,� Cain said. “I’m over here now. Last year happened. I did what I had to do. Now I’ve got to continue to improve on that and go into this year and continue to have success.� Yost praised Cain for being “very athletic,� and went so far as to call him “an upgrade in center field.� Cain was selected as the top defensive player in the Royals’ farm system last year. “He’s not going to be as experienced a hitter as Melky is, but he can hit,� Yost said. “He’s got power. He’s got a knack of putting the ball in play. He’s quick to make adjustments. I think he’s going to do just fine.�


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HUNTER MAHAN REACTS upon winning the final round of the Match Play Championship over Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, Sunday in Marana, Ariz.

Mahan beats out McIlroy for Match Play title MARANA, ARIZ. — Even as Hunter Mahan motored his way through the Match Play Championship by beating one tough opponent after another, he had reason to feel he was just along for the ride in the final match Sunday afternoon. All the chatter was about U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy and his march to No. 1 in the world. All the chants Mahan heard as he walked down the first two holes at Dove Mountain were for McIlroy. With a little extra motivation he didn’t need, Mahan won three straight holes on the front nine to seize control and answered McIlroy’s charge with birdies of his own for a 2-and-1 victory. “Deep down, you wanted to postpone that crowning of the No. 1 player in the world for Rory,� Mahan said. “He’ll get there. I mean, he’s phenomenal. He’s really talented. He’ll be No. 1 eventually. But yeah, when you’re a player, and I listen to Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo and all those guys, they had him picked to win. And that’s what everybody Mahan was talking about. “There was absolute motivation in that.� It proved to be too long of a day for McIlroy, the 22-year-old from Northern Ireland, who put so much energy into a highstakes semifinal match against Lee Westwood earlier Sunday. If either of them won the tournament, they would go to No. 1 McIlroy in the world. McIlroy, explosive as ever, ran off seven birdies in a 10-hole stretch to overcome an early deficit and beat Westwood. He looked flat in the championship match, made a series of mistakes to lose back-to-back holes, and fell too far behind to catch Mahan. “To me, it was like my final in a way,� McIlroy said of his win over Westwood. “That was the one I wanted all week and I got. And that’s what I got myself up for. Yeah, maybe mentally and emotionally it did take a little bit out of me. But it still doesn’t take away from the fact that Hunter played very, very solid golf.�


Nationals extend Zimmerman Ever since he became the Washington Nationals’ very first draft pick, Ryan Zimmerman wanted to stay with the club for the long haul. Now he’ll get that wish. The Nationals took what they hope is another step toward consistent contention by locking up their third baseman — and the guy many still call the face of the franchise — through 2019, adding six years to Zimmerman’s existing contract in a deal announced Sunday. The deal includes a full no-trade clause. The extra six seasons are worth $100 million.

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Hamilton: I’m loyal to Rangers


SURPRISE, ARIZ. — Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton says that even if he does become a free agent, he wants to remain with the Rangers. On Friday, the former AL MVP said he didn’t feel that he owed the Rangers. Hamilton clarified those remarks Sunday and said his loyalty is with the Rangers. Hamilton’s contract is finished after this season. His agent and Rangers recently put off talks on a new deal after Hamilton had a relapse with alcohol. Hamilton has been troubled by drugs and alcohol throughout his professional career. Hamilton has helped the Rangers win the AL pennant in each of the last two seasons.

1959 — The Boston Celtics beat the Minneapolis Lakers 173-139 as seven NBA records fall. The Celtics set records for most points (179), most points in a half (90), most points in a quarter (52) and most field goals (72). Boston’s Tom Heinsohn leads all scorers with 43 points and Bob Cousy adds 31 while setting an NBA record with 28 assists. 1996 — The Chicago Bulls reach 50 victories faster than any team in NBA history, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-99. The Bulls (50-6) top the 50-7 start by the 1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers. 1998 — Indiana’s 124-59 victory over Portland marks the first time in the NBA’s 51-year history that one team scores more than twice as many points as the other. 2008 — LeBron James scores 26 points to become the youngest player in NBA history to reach the 10,000-point milestone, but Cleveland loses to Boston 92-87. James reaches the milestone at 23 years and 59 days, more than a year younger than Kobe Bryant was reached the mark in 2003. 2008 — C. Vivian Stringer joins Pat Summitt and Jody Conradt as the only women’s basketball coaches to win 800 games as Rutgers beat DePaul 60-46.


Donovan to miss Italy game CHICAGO — Landon Donovan will miss the United States’ game against Italy after being forced to withdraw Sunday due to illness, meaning he will miss the chance to play together with Clint Dempsey for the first time since Jurgen Klinsmann was hired as coach last summer. Jermaine Jones also had to pull out of US practice ahead of Wednesday’s game at Genoa because of a strained right calf. Timmy Chandler and Jose Torres also had to be left off due to strained hamstrings, and further changes could be made today, US Soccer said. Sasha Kljestan and Brek Shea were added to the roster.





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(in Sprint Center). One thing with our players, our roster changes, but expectations don’t. They committed to it. They’ve amazed me.” !

Withey’s ankle OK: Self said Sunday that junior center Jeff Withey is “probable” for tonight’s game. Withey twisted his left ankle in Saturday’s game. ... The Jayhawks drove a charter bus to OSU late Sunday afternoon after a short 15-minute practice. !

About OSU: Senior guard Keiton Page will be making his final home appearance tonight. He averages a team-leading 16.2 ppg, including an 18.0 mark in Big 12 play. He has hit a team-leading 82 threes. Freshman guard/ forward Le’Bryan Nash, who did not play in Saturday’s 60-42 home win over Texas A&M because of a fractured left hand, averages 13.3 ppg. Nash may be finished for the season. “The word is he fractured it and it’s a good clean fracture, and he doesn’t need surgery or any of that. We really didn’t have time to experiment with any contraption of any sort if he did want to play,” coach Travis Ford told the Oklahoman on Saturday. “He wants to play, but I’ll decide on Monday what’s best for him, and we’ll see.” KU beat OSU, 81-66, on Feb. 11, in Allen Fieldhouse. Markel Brown had 21 points, Page 19, and Nash and Brian Williams 11 apiece. Thomas Robinson had 24 and Withey 18 for KU, which was outscored, 42-30, the second half. !

Recruiting: No. 33-ranked Tony Parker, a 6-9 senior center from Miller Grove High in Lithonia, Ga., who attended Saturday’s game,


Smith, 6-5, 238, who originally committed to KU when Turner Gill’s staff was still in place, fell in love with the idea of playing for Weis right away. “Actually, when I first heard (KU hired Weis), that’s the first thing I thought of: He’s been around a pro system,” Smith said. “You look at the Patriots, their tight ends are breaking records, and it’s good to know that the guy they got uses tight ends. The tight end is not something that’s necessarily for every coach and every team. It’s just great to know that you have a guy that’s going to use you no matter what to benefit the team and get the program to where it needs to be.” While Brooks and Smith plan to come to town guns blazing, they will have significant competition waiting for them — competition that could get a leg up by par-

Kansas vs. Okla. State Probable Starters KANSAS (24-5, 14-2) F — Thomas Robinson (6-10) F — Travis Releford (6-6) C — Jeff Withey (7-0) G — Tyshawn Taylor (6-3) G — Elijah Johnson (6-4)

OKLAHOMA STATE (14-15, 7-9) F — Michael Cobbins (6-8) C — Philip Jurick (6-11) G — Brian Williams (6-5) G — Keiton Page (5-9) G — Markel Brown (6-3)

Tipoff: 8 p.m. today, Gallagher-Iba Arena. TV: ESPN, Knology Cable channels 33, 233.

Rosters KANSAS 0 — Thomas Robinson, 6-10, 237, Jr., F, Washington, D.C. 1 — Naadir Tharpe, 5-11, 170, Fr., G, Worcester, Mass. 2 — Conner Teahan, 6-6, 212, Sr., G, Leawood. 4 — Justin Wesley, 6-9, 220, Soph., F, Fort Worth, Texas. 5 — Jeff Withey, 7-0, 235, Jr., C, San Diego. 10 — Tyshawn Taylor, 6-3, 185, Sr., G, Hoboken, N.J. 15 — Elijah Johnson, 6-4, 193, Jr., G, Las Vegas. 20 — Niko Roberts, 5-11, 175, Soph., G, Huntington, N.Y. 21 — Christian Garrett, 6-3, 170, Fr., G, Los Angeles. 22 — Merv Lindsay, 6-7, 195, Fr., G, Moreno Valley, Calif. 23 — Ben McLemore, 6-5, 185, Fr., G, St. Louis. 24 — Travis Releford, 6-6, 207, Jr., G, Kansas City, Mo. 25 — Jordan Juenemann, 6-3, 195, Sr., G, Hays. 31 — Jamari Traylor, 6-8, 215, Fr., F, Chicago. 40 — Kevin Young, 6-8, 185, Jr., F, Perris, Calif. Head coach: Bill Self. Assistants: Joe Dooley, Danny Manning, Kurtis Townsend.

will choose between KU, Duke, Ohio State, Memphis and UCLA. “It was a great game and it was a great atmosphere,” Tony’s dad, Virgil, told Rivals. com. Tony wrote on Twitter: “I sat next to Larry Brown today at the game. (It was) the best atmosphere in my life.” ... No. 1-rated Shabazz Muhammad, 6-6 from Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, wrote on Twitter: “Had a lot of fun in Lawrence this weekend; great visit. #rockchalk!!!!” He’s considering KU, Kentucky,

OKLAHOMA STATE 0 — Jéan-Paul Olukemi, 6-6, 215, Jr., G/F, LaHabra, Calif. 1 — Cezar Guerrero, 6-0, 175, Fr., G, Huntington Park, Calif. 2 — Le’Bryan Nash, 6-7, 230, Fr., G/F, Dallas. 4 — Brian Williams, 6-5, 205, Fr., G/F, Baton Rouge, La. 12 — Keiton Page, 5-9, 165, Sr., G, Pawnee, Okla. 14 — Marek Soucek, 7-0, 235, Fr., F/C, Brno, Czech Republic. 15 — Christien Sager, 6-3, 200, Fr., G, Wichita Falls, Texas. 20 — Michael Cobbins, 6-8, 220, Fr., F, Amarillo, Texas. 22 — Markel Brown, 6-3, 190, Soph., G, Alexandria, La. 25 — Darrell Williams, 6-8, 245, Sr., F, Chicago. 44 — Philip Jurick, 6-11, 270, Jr., C, Chattanooga, Tenn. Head coach: Travis Ford. Assistants: Butch Pierre, Chris Ferguson, Steve Middleton.

Duke, UCLA, UNLV and others. ... JaKarr Sampson, 6-8 senior forward from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, told, “It was fun and it was crazy. I’ve never been to a place like that and I’ve never seen an atmosphere like that before. I got goose bumps on my back. It was just a fun game.” Sampson, who signed with St. John’s last year before failing to qualify, said he is “going to take more visits (perhaps to Florida and Providence).”

Prep DE commits to Jayhawks J-W Staff Reports

Neal Page, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound senior from Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Mich., has orally committed to Kansas University’s football team, is reporting. Page, a defensive end, took an official visit to KU with his family beginning Friday. “The coaching staff was phenomenal and the campus was beautiful,” Page told JayhawkSlant.

com. “The facilities are the nicest, or at least among the nicest I have seen. I have been to a lot of places. It seems like a great place to live.” Page was offered a scholarship by KU earlier in the month. He also had taken a visit to Illinois. While at Seaholm, Page set school records in tackles for a loss, tackles by a defensive lineman, and quarterback pressures. He also finished third in school history with 20.5 sacks.

ticipating in spring practice with Weis and company. Returning tight ends Jimmay Mundine and Trent Smiley both played during the 2011 season but combined for just eight catches, 94 yards and one touchdown. Mundine, 6-2, 240, seems to have the highest ceiling of the tight ends already on KU’s roster. He red-shirted in 2010 and

played in nine games last season, mostly during the final minutes of games. Smiley, 6-4, 240, also red-shirted in 2010 and was used mostly in blocking situations during the 2011 season. In addition to those four, KU also has red-shirt freshmen Scott Baron and Brandon Olson, along with fullback-turned-tight-end Justin Puthoff, a junior.

the golf course. That’s been the hardest part.” One of the longest hitters in the world, Woodland has always cut CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B his driver, which means giving it a slight left-toIdeally, swing changes right path. Harmon has should start earlier than taught him how to draw Woodland’s because they the ball, which puts it on a take time to get rooted, right-to-left path and adds but the ever-confident yardage. Topeka native said during Butch Harmon is in halftime of Saturday’s such demand that he classic game he is encour- doesn’t take clients unless aged by how far down the he strongly believes in road Harmon has him. their ability, as evidenced “We’ve made a lot by the star power of his of changes the last few small stable. He teaches months. We’re trying to Dustin Johnson, Phil get ready for Augusta,” Mickelson, Nick Watney Woodland said of the and Woodland, not your Georgia course where the average Sunday morning Masters is played every foursome. year. “That was the plan. “The kid has a chance I think we’ll be ready beto be the best player in fore that. We’re ahead of the world,” Harmon told schedule. It’s pretty good Doug Ferguson of the on the range. I’ve just got Golf Channel. to trust it when I get on As Woodland looked

out on the court on which he once played, he talked about his work with the world’s most respected golf instructor. “We’re just trying to hit more consistent, trying to hit every shot,” Woodland said. “I was pretty stuck with one way, always cut a driver. We’re trying to hit it both ways. Especially going into Augusta. We’re just trying to get the whole arsenal ready to go.” Woodland, one of four golfers (Schwartzel, Steve Stricker, Ryan Palmer) to finish in the top 30 in all four 2011 majors, tied for 24th in the Masters last April. “The golf course suits me great,” Woodland said. “Hopefully, we get the game where everything’s clicking on all cylinders, and we’ll be ready to rock and roll.”


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KU baseball rolls, 14-1 J-W Staff Reports

STARKVILLE, MISS. — Senior Zac Elgie and freshman Joey Luvisi each hit a threerun home run, and four Kansas University pitchers allowed just one run off five hits over seven innings in a 14-1 college baseball rout of winless Mississippi Valley State on Sunday. The lopsided victory ended a two-game losing streak for KU (5-2). MVSU fell to 0-6. After allowing a run in the top of the first, Kansas

won it with a 10-run bottom, when Elgie hit his three-run shot and catcher James Stanfield had two run-scoring hits. Drew Morovick (1-0) won in his first collegiate start. He allowed the one earned run off three hits, with seven strikeouts and a walk in five innings. Offensively, Kansas collected 12 hits. Elgie was 2-for-3 with four RBIs. Stanfield and Alex DeLeon each added two hits. Stanfield and Luvisi each had three RBIs.

Kansas softball wins another tourney title J-W Staff Reports

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Kristin Martinez threw a complete-game one-hitter, and Kansas University banged out 15 hits as KU softball claimed a runrule-shortened 14-0 rout of Fairfield to claim its second tournament title in two weeks. The victory was KU’s 12th straight, extending the school’s longest winning streak in 20 years. Kansas strung together 13 straight victories in March of 1992. “We’re trying to build consistency within our program and bring the same intensity every time they come out here,” coach Megan Smith said. “They’ve answered that call. They are doing what we’ve asked them to do.” The Jayhawks (12-2) made short work of Fairfield, scoring three runs in the first, five in the sec-

ond, two in the third and four in the fourth. Elsa Moyer was 3-for-3 with two runs and and RBI to pace the offense. Maggie Hull, Mariah Montgomery, Liz Kocon, Lexi Bryant and Marissa Ingle each had two hits. Montgomery had four RBIs, and Rosie Hull was 1-for-3 with three RBIs. Not that the Jayhawks needed all that firepower. Martinez (3-0) allowed just one hit over the full five innings. She walked one and struck out five. On March 2-4, Kansas will head to Charleston, S.C., for the Charleston Southern Tournament. Fairfield 000 00 — 0 1 1 Kansas 352 4x — 14 15 1 W —Kristin Martinez, 3-0. L — Trott, 2-1. HR — Mariah Montgomery, Rosie Hull, Kansas. Kansas highlights — Martinez 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K; Elsa Moyer 3-for-3, 2 R, RBI; Montgomery 2-for-3, 3 R, 4 RBIs; Maggie Hull 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI; Liz Kocon 2-for-2, R, RBI; Lexi Bryant 2-for-3, R, 2 RBIs; Marissa Ingle 2-for-4, R, RBI; Rosie Hull 1-for-3, R, 3 RBIs.

And Kevin Kuntz was 1-for-1 with two RBIs and three runs. Kansas will travel to San Antonio next weekend for the UTSA Classic, which the Jayhawks will open at 6 p.m. Friday against host UTSA. MVSU 100 000 0 — 1 5 3 Kansas (10)01 030 x — 14 12 1 W — Drew Morovick, 1-0. L — Kameron Stady, 0-1. 2B — Joseph Germaine, MVSU; James Stanfield, Alex DeLeon, Zac Elgie, Kansas. HR — Elgie, Joey Luvisi. Kansas highlights — Morovick 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 3 H; Elgie 2-for-3, R, 4 RBIs; Stanfield 2-for-2, R, 3 RBIs; DeLeon 2-for-2, R; Kevin Kuntz 1-for-1, 3 R, 2 RBIs; Luvisi 1-for-2, R, 3 RBIs.

BRIEFLY Prep hoops sub-states loom Free State High will host Olathe North and Lawrence High will travel to Olathe South in first-round Class 6A sub-state girls basketball games at 7 p.m. Wednesday. FSHS (15-5) is seeded third and LHS (6-14) is the No. 7 seed. Wednesday’s winners will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Leavenworth. On the boys side, fourthseeded LHS (13-7) will host No. 5 Olathe East (12-8) at 7 p.m. Thursday, the same time No. 7 Free State (7-13) will face second-seeded Leavenworth (15-5) at Leavenworth. Thursday’s winners will meet at 5:30 or 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Leavenworth.

KU tennis wins DES MOINES, IOWA — Kansas University’s tennis team remained undefeated in dual competition with a 5-2 victory over Montana on Sunday.





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Pct .645 .588 .433 .412 .333

GB — 11⁄2 61⁄2 71⁄2 10

L10 6-4 6-4 5-5 4-6 3-7

Str W-1 L-1 W-2 L-1 W-1

Home 12-4 14-2 9-9 7-9 7-5

Away 8-7 6-12 4-8 7-11 4-17

Conf 11-9 14-7 8-12 7-14 7-13

Pacific Division L.A. Clippers L.A. Lakers Golden State Phoenix Sacramento

W 20 20 13 14 11

L 11 14 17 20 22

Leaders Scoring Bryant, LAL Durant, OKC James, MIA Love, MIN Westbrook, OKC Ellis, GOL Aldridge, POR D. Williams, NJN Griffin, LAC Howard, ORL FG Percentage Chandler, NYK Pekovic, MIN Gortat, PHX Howard, ORL James, MIA Rebounds Howard, ORL Love, MIN Bynum, LAL Griffin, LAC Cousins, SAC Gasol, LAL Humphries, NJN Gortat, PHX Assists Nash, PHX Rondo, BOS Calderon, TOR Paul, LAC Rubio, MIN D. Williams, NJN Parker, SAN Rose, CHI

G 34 34 33 32 34 29 32 34 31 35

FG 351 343 326 258 303 239 289 253 272 258 FG 137 126 230 258 326

G 35 32 30 31 32 34 32 34

FT 217 204 225 234 166 133 134 168 118 186

FGA 195 216 410 466 596

OFF DEF 126 408 132 317 103 280 102 250 145 218 106 255 123 214 90 265 G 31 22 33 26 34 34 33 25

PTS AVG 966 28.4 948 27.9 903 27.4 799 25.0 799 23.5 651 22.4 713 22.3 756 22.2 663 21.4 702 20.1 PCT .703 .583 .561 .554 .547

TOT AVG 534 15.3 449 14.0 383 12.8 352 11.4 363 11.3 361 10.6 337 10.5 355 10.4

AST 339 210 295 223 284 278 266 192

AVG 10.9 9.5 8.9 8.6 8.4 8.2 8.1 7.7

How former Jayhawks fared Paul Pierce, Boston Pts: 3. FGs: 1-8. FTs: 0-0.

Today’s games No games scheduled

Tuesday’s games Boston at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Golden State at Indiana, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 7 p.m. Toronto at Houston, 7 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

KD shines in All-Star game ORLANDO, FLA. (AP) — Kobe, KD and the West looked ready to deliver a quick KO. Kevin Durant knew better. “With all these great players on the floor, you never know what will happen,” Durant said. “Guys making big shots, and they cut it down to one. We were up 18.” Just enough, it turned out, to hold off LeBron James and the East in the NBA All-Star game. A bloodied Bryant scored 27 points, moving past Michael Jordan as the career scoring leader in the game, Durant had 36 in an MVP performance, and the Western Conference won, 152-149, on Sunday night. James and the East cut a 21-point deficit to one in the closing seconds but weren’t able to move in front. James had 36 points, and fellow Heat star Dwyane Wade finished with a triple-double. “It was fun,” Durant said. “That’s the type of All-Star game you want to see.” Blake Griffin scored 22 points for the West, which rang up 88 points in the first half, setting an All-Star record. But he won the game with his defense, picking off James’ pass when the East had a chance to tie in the final seconds. “When I tried to throw it late, that’s what usually happens, and it results in a turnover,” James said. “Definitely wish I could have that one back.” Griffin then hit one free throw with 1.1 seconds left, and Wade was off on a three-point attempt from the corner. He finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, joining Jordan and James as the only players with AllStar game triple-doubles. Bryant was bloodied by a hard foul from Wade and stayed in the game but left to be evaluated afterward and did not speak to the media. Durant’s win left Bryant tied for the All-Star record with his four MVP awards. But he got a bigger mark in his 13th All-Star game. He broke Jordan’s record of 262 points on a dunk with 4:57 left in the third quarter and now has 271 for his career. He passed Oscar Robertson (246 points) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (251) earlier in the game.

BOX SCORE WEST (152) Durant 14-25 5-7 36, Griffin 9-12 3-6 22, Bynum 0-3 0-0 0, Bryant 9-17 7-8 27, Paul 3-7 0-0 8, Nowitzki 3-8 0-0 7, Westbrook 10-17 0-2 21, Love 7-12 1-3 17, Parker 3-5 0-0 6 Gasol 2-5 0-0 4, Aldridge 2-5 0-0 4, Nast 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 62-116 16-26 152. EAST (149) Anthony 7-15 5-7 19, James 15-23 0-0 36, Howard 4-9 1-2 9, Wade 11-15 2-2 24, Rose 6-8 0-0 14, Deng 0-2 0-0 0, Hibbert 1-3 1-1 3, Rondo 1-3 0-0 2, Pierce 1-8 0-0 3, Bosh 3-9 0-0 7, Iguodala 6-7 0-0 12, Williams 8-12 0-0 20. Totals 63-113 9-12 149. West 39 49 36 28—152 East 28 41 43 37—149 3-Point Goals-West 12-34 (Durant 3-8, Love 2-4, Byrant 2-5, Paul 2-5, Griffin 1-2, Westbrook 1-4, Nowitzki 1-5), East 14-32 (James 6-8, Williams 4-7, Rose 2-2, Bosh 1-2, Pierce 1-4). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-West 58 (Griffin 8), East 59 (Howard, Wade 10). Assists-West 33 (Paul 12), East 40 (Wade 10). Total Fouls-West 12, East 17. A-17,125.

Chris O’Meara/AP Photo

EASTERN CONFERENCE’S LEBRON JAMES (6), OF THE MIAMI HEAT, PRESSURES Western Conference’s Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, during the NBA All-Star game, Sunday in Orlando, Fla. “That record he got tonight, with KD in the league, I don’t know how long it’s going to last,” Wade said. It nearly wasn’t enough, as the East’s comeback had the crowd filled with entertainers and athletes chanting for defense — never a part of the All-Star game vocabulary — in the final seconds. James hit two long three-pointers in the final period, and the East had a chance when Bryant, with the crowd loudly booing, missed a free throw with 18 seconds left and the West up 151-149. But New Jersey’s Deron Williams was short on a three-pointer, and after the East came up with it, James fired a pass into a crowd that Griffin intercepted. On a colorful night in Orlando, from pregame performer Nicki Minaj’s pink and green hair to the neon sneakers many of the stars wore, Dwight Howard had nine points and 10 rebounds as the game’s host. The NBA’s first All-Star game in Orlando in 20 years wasn’t close after 21⁄2 quarters. But players always say it gets competitive in the final five min-

utes, and James was again up for the challenge. He hiked his scoring average to 25.9 points over his eight All-Star games, and someday he’ll probably take the record Bryant set Sunday. But he couldn’t quite catch Kobe in the game. “Being a competitor, no matter All-Star game or not, you don’t want to get blown out,” James said. “Of course not, when you’re going against your peers and you’re going against great players and you’re playing with great players. I just wanted to try to pick it up and see if we could make a run at it, and we did.” With the 2-year-old Amway Center considered by many the finest arena in the league, the NBA brought its midseason showcase back to Orlando for the first time since the memorable 1992 game, when Magic Johnson was MVP three months after retiring from the league because of the HIV virus. This one was once in jeopardy of being lost when the lockout lasted into late November. Without a settlement then, AllStar weekend may have been wiped out, as it was

in 1999 following a work stoppage. The party was saved. James and Howard, wearing bright orange shoes, danced onto the stage for pregame introductions, Howard breaking into an enormous grin when fans gave him a thunderous ovation as the last All-Star introduced. He insists that he and Magic fans still have a love affair despite his trade request, understanding he still loves the city even if not his team, and urged everyone to ignore the trade talk for a weekend and have fun. “We did it big for our city,” he said in brief pregame remarks to the crowd before the game. Then Andrew Bynum blocked his first shot attempt. The speedy Russell Westbrook had the East looking like it was standing still late in the first half, and it was 88-69 at the break. Howard and Derrick Rose ditched their orange sneakers in the second half — James kept his — and the East quickly got back into it, trimming 12 points off its deficit in less than 6 minutes. They even started to defend — Wade whacked Bryant so hard on a drive that the Lakers star needed a break between free throws to wipe blood from his nose before sinking it to tie Jordan. Williams scored 20 points for the East. Carmelo Anthony had 19, and Rose finished with 14. Kevin Love, who won the three-point contest on Saturday, scored 17 points for the West, which has won two in a row. Chris Paul had eight points and 12 assists.

Combine conclusion: Griffin, Luck still OK NFL QBs

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BAYLOR QUARTERBACK ROBERT GRIFFIN III RUNS A DRILL at the NFL football scouting combine on Sunday in Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Griffin III proved he’s the fastest quarterback at this year’s NFL scouting combine. It might not be enough to supplant Andrew Luck as the No. 1 pick. The two finally got a chance to demonstrate their athleticism Sunday when workouts began. Griffin showed his speed in the 40-yard dash, finishing officially in 4.41 seconds — the best of any quarterback. Unofficially, Luck ran a 4.59, the same time Cam Newton posted in 2011, but the time was later adjusted to an official 4.69, fourth among quarterbacks. Even so, not much has changed in the rankings. “I think what was surprising to some people was how athletic Andrew Luck is. I think a lot of people might be surprised to compare his measurables to Cam Newton from a year ago,” NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said. “Cam Newton hits you over the head with a sledge hammer as far as his athletic ability; it’s pretty obvious, where-

Those two quarterbacks are special kids, and what they did in gym shorts today isn’t going to change anything.” — NFL analyst Mike Mayock on Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck as with Andrew Luck, it’s sneaky athletic. “ His broad jump (10 feet, 4 inches) was two inches short of Cam Newton’s best in 2011, and Luck’s vertical jump (36 inches) was actually better than Newton’s (35 inches). Griffin and Luck both skipped Sunday’s throwing drills as planned, opting instead to do that with familiar receivers in a familiar environment during Pro Day workouts. Justin Blackmon, the No. 1 ranked receiver in this draft class, ran the gauntlet — a drill in which players must catch balls thrown quickly in succession. Blackmon sat out the 40, as expected, after he said he hurt his hamstring last week.

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STANFORD QUARTERBACK ANDREW LUCK DOES THE BROAD JUMP at the NFL football scouting combine. Three receivers led the official results: Georgia Tech’s Stephen Hill, Stanford’s Chris Owusu and Miami’s Travis Benjamin all finished with official times of 4.36. Receivers A.J. Jenkins of Illinois and Devon Wylie of Fresno State rounded out the top five at 4.39. Miami’s Lamar Miller (4.40) was the fastest running back of the day. Defensive linemen and linebackers will work out today. But as has been the case

all week, the quarterbacks were the feature attraction. “I don’t think they really hurt themselves here,” Mayock said. “Most teams will take into account and appreciate the fact that they worked out. Those two quarterbacks are special kids, and what they did in gym shorts today isn’t going to change anything. Outside of not throwing the football, nothing is going to change. Both of them had athletic days (today), which I knew they would.”



Monday, February 27, 2012

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SCOREBOARD Accenture Match Play

Sunday At Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Marana, Ariz. Yardage: 7,791; Par: 72 Seeds in parentheses Championship Hunter Mahan (21), United States, def. Rory McIlroy (2), Northern Ireland, 2 and 1. Third Place Mark Wilson (40), United States, def. Lee Westwood (3), England, 1 up. Semifinals Mahan def. Mark Wilson, 2 and 1. McIlroy def. Westwood, 3 and 1.

HSBC Champions

Sunday At Tenah Marah Country Club Singapore Purse: $1.4 million Yardage: 6,547; Par: 72 Final x-won on third playoff hole x-Angela Stanford, $210,000 66-70-71-71—278 Na Yeon Choi, $102,564 68-71-71-68—278 S. Feng, $102,564 69-71-69-69—278 Jenny Shin, $102,564 69-67-71-71—278 Yani Tseng, $60,780 71-72-67-69—279 Ai Miyazato, $45,677 69-70-73-69—281 I.K. Kim, $45,677 68-72-71-70—281 Vicky Hurst, $33,030 69-73-71-69—282 H. Young Park, $33,03071-68-73-70—282 Jiyai Shin, $33,030 70-70-70-72—282 So Yeon Ryu, $26,705 68-73-71-71—283 Katie Futcher, $26,705 69-67-71-76—283 M. Ueda, $23,427 68-75-72-69—284 S. Young Yoo, $23,427 70-70-73-71—284 K. Stupples, $20,235 72-72-72-69—285 Sandra Gal, $20,235 72-71-71-71—285 Ji-Hee Lee, $20,235 71-69-73-72—285 J. Granada, $16,376 70-73-74-69—286 Chella Choi, $16,376 72-70-74-70—286 C. Matthew, $16,376 74-70-72-70—286 Se Ri Pak, $16,376 72-72-72-70—286 Amy Yang, $16,376 68-75-73-70—286 Stacy Lewis, $16,376 71-75-68-72—286 A. Munoz, $16,376 70-70-74-72—286 S. Pettersen, $13,040 73-69-78-67—287 M. Pressel, $13,040 74-72-71-70—287 Karrie Webb, $13,040 72-72-73-70—287 Maria Hjorth, $13,040 73-74-69-71—287 Inbee Park, $13,040 70-72-72-73—287 K. McPherson, $11,567 69-75-73-71—288 A. Blumenherst, $10,461 73-74-72-70—289 Jimin Kang, $10,461 71-75-71-72—289 Brittany Lang, $10,461 72-70-73-74—289 A. Nordqvist, $10,461 71-72-71-75—289 Cristie Kerr, $8,878 69-74-77-70—290 Meena Lee, $8,878 72-74-73-71—290 Amy Hung, $8,878 72-74-70-74—290 Mika Miyazato, $8,878 72-70-71-77—290 B. Lincicome, $7,662 71-74-76-70—291 Natalie Gulbis, $7,662 78-71-71-71—291 Candie Kung, $7,662 74-74-72-71—291 Beatriz Recari, $6,925 74-73-71-74—292 S. Gustafson, $6,925 72-72-73-75—292 C. Boeljon, $6,483 73-75-72-73—293 Melissa Reid, $6,262 75-72-74-73—294 Katherine Hull, $6,041 74-72-77-72—295 Ryann O’Toole, $5,599 74-79-71-72—296 P. Phatlum, $5,599 71-75-78-72—296 Hee-Won Han, $5,599 70-76-75-75—296 Hee Kyung Seo, $5,08374-76-73-74—297 Wendy Ward, $5,083 74-72-75-76—297 Mindy Kim, $4,862 73-77-75-73—298 Laura Davies, $4,714 72-72-75-80—299 Eun-Hee Ji, $4,568 72-77-77-74—300 Tiffany Joh, $4,420 79-71-75-76—301 P. Mackenzie, $4,272 77-76-75-75—303 Christina Kim, $4,126 81-81-71-71—304 Mina Harigae, $3,978 77-76-77-78—308 Michelle Wie, $3,832 79-81-75-75—310 a-Sock Hwee Koh 82-86-78-79—325

Mayakoba Classic

Sunday At Mayakoba Resort, El Camaleon Golf Club Playa del Carmen, Mexico Purse: $3.7 million Yardage: 6,987; Par: 71 (x-won on 8th playoff hole) Final Round x-John Huh (250), $666,000 67-70-71-63—271 Robert Allenby (150), $399,600 69-67-70-65—271 Matt Every (83), $214,600 67-71-69-66—273 Colt Knost (83), $214,600 69-71-67-66—273 Alejandro Canizares, $129,963 67-72-69-66—274 Dicky Pride (48), $129,963 68-72-68-66—274 Chris Stroud (48), $129,963 69-66-68-71—274 Daniel Summerhays (48), $129,963 69-65-67-73—274 Michael Allen (38), $99,900 68-71-66-71—276 Will Claxton (38), $99,900 66-68-71-71—276 J.J. Henry (38), $99,900 72-69-68-67—276 Briny Baird (30), $74,925 71-69-67-70—277 Rich Beem (30), $74,925 70-71-69-67—277 Richard S. Johnson (30), $74,925 70-66-72-69—277 Billy Mayfair (30), $74,925 70-68-70-69—277 Stephen Ames (25), $46,990 69-70-70-69—278 Mark D. Anderson (25), $46,990 67-72-73-66—278 Charles Howell III (25), $46,990 67-71-69-71—278 Tom Lehman (25), $46,990 70-72-70-66—278 Seung-Yul Noh (25), $46,990 68-70-73-67—278 Greg Owen (25), $46,990 67-67-73-71—278 Tim Petrovic (25), $46,990 72-72-66-68—278 Kevin Stadler (25), $46,990 68-68-72-70—278 Vaughn Taylor (25), $46,990 71-69-72-66—278 Marc Turnesa (25), $46,990 67-72-67-72—278 Matt Bettencourt (22), $27,935 69-72-72-66—279 Chad Campbell (22), $27,935 70-71-71-67—279 Brian Harman (22), $27,935 71-71-65-72—279 William McGirt (22), $27,935 69-72-73-65—279 Billy Horschel (20), $23,495 69-72-70-69—280 Sunghoon Kang (20), $23,495 68-76-69-67—280 Russell Knox (20), $23,495 74-67-68-71—280 Johnson Wagner (20), $23,495 73-70-71-66—280 Spencer Levin (18), $19,980 73-71-69-68—281 Patrick Sheehan (18), $19,980 70-73-71-67—281 Esteban Toledo, $19,980 72-69-71-69—281 Craig Barlow (15), $15,170 71-68-71-72—282 Nathan Green (15), $15,170 73-69-68-72—282 Hunter Haas (15), $15,170 68-75-71-68—282 Troy Kelly (15), $15,170 72-73-68-69—282 Jarrod Lyle (15), $15,170 73-69-71-69—282 John Merrick (15), $15,170 71-67-74-70—282 Heath Slocum (15), $15,170 73-71-69-69—282 Steve Wheatcroft (15), $15,170 75-70-70-67—282 Garrett Willis (15), $15,170 70-72-69-71—282 Martin Flores (12), $10,779 77-67-73-66—283 Billy Hurley III (12), $10,779 73-71-69-70—283 Michael Thompson (12), $10,779 72-72-71-68—283 Gary Christian (10), $9,040 73-70-73-68—284 David Hearn (10), $9,040 68-73-77-66—284

College Men

EAST Iona 98, St. Peter’s 61 Loyola (Md.) 62, Manhattan 60 Marist 89, Niagara 77 New Hampshire 58, Binghamton 49 Rider 65, Fairfield 62 Siena 86, Canisius 75 Stony Brook 55, Maine 48 SOUTH Louisville 57, Pittsburgh 54 Miami 78, Florida St. 62 Rose-Hulman 76, Transylvania 73 South Florida 46, Cincinnati 45 MIDWEST Cent. Michigan 74, N. Illinois 64 Illinois 65, Iowa 54 Indiana 69, Minnesota 50 Ohio 85, Akron 61 Wisconsin 63, Ohio St. 60 SOUTHWEST McMurry 86, Hardin-Simmons 81, OT FAR WEST Colorado 70, California 57 Denver 64, North Texas 52 Oregon 74, Oregon St. 73 TOURNAMENT MIAC Tournament Championship St. Thomas (Minn.) 66, Gustavus 62, OT WIAC Tournament Championship Wis.-River Falls 64, Wis.-Whitewater 58

Big 12 Men

Conf. Overall W L W L Kansas 14 2 24 5 Missouri 12 4 25 4 Baylor 11 5 24 5 Iowa State 11 5 21 8 Kansas State 8 8 19 9 Texas 8 8 18 11 Oklahoma State 7 9 14 15 Oklahoma 4 12 14 14 Texas A&M 4 12 13 13 Texas Tech 1 15 8 20 Today’s Games Kansas at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m. Texas Tech at Baylor, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Kansas State at Texsas A&M, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 Iowa State at Missouri, 7 p.m. Oklahoma at Texas, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3 Texas at Kansas, 8 p.m. Oklahoma State at Kansas State, 12:30 p.m. Missouri at Texas Tech, 3 p.m. Texas A&M at Oklahoma, 3 p.m. Baylor at Iowa State, 6 p.m.

Kansas Men

Exhibition Pittsburg State, W 84-55 Fort Hays State (exhibition), W 10152 Regular season Towson (first-round Maui Invitational), W 100-54 (1-0) Kentucky in New York (Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden), L 65-75 (1-1). Georgetown (Maui Invitational), W 67-63 (2-1) UCLA (Maui Invitational), W 72-56 (3-1) Duke (Maui Invitational), L 61-68 (3-2) Florida Atlantic, W 77-54 (4-2) South Florida, W 70-42 (5-2) Long Beach State, W 88-80 (6-2) Ohio State, W 78-67 (7-2) Davidson, (M&I Bank Kansas City Shootout), L 74-80 (7-3) USC, W 63-47 (8-3) Howard, W 89-34 (9-3) North Dakota, W 84-58 (10-3) Kansas State, W 67-49 (11-3, 1-0) at Oklahoma, W 72-61 (12-3, 2-0) at Texas Tech, W 81-46 (13-3, 3-0) Iowa State, W 82-73 (14-3, 4-0) Baylor, W 92-74 (15-3, 5-0) at Texas, W 69-66 (16-3, 6-0) Texas A&M, W 64-52 (17-3, 7-0) at Iowa State, L 64-72 (17-4, 7-1) Oklahoma, W 84-62 (18-4, 8-1) at Missouri, L 71-74 (18-5, 8-2) at Baylor, W 68-54 (19-5, 9-2). Oklahoma State, W 81-66 (20-5, 10-2) at Kansas State, W 59-53 (21-5, 11-2) Texas Tech, W 83-50 (22-5, 12-2) at Texas A&M, W 66-58 (23-5, 13-2) Missouri, W 87-86, OT (24-5, 14-2) Today — at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m., ESPN. March 3 — Texas, 8 p.m., ESPN. March 7-10 — Big 12 championship, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.

College Women

EAST Delaware 89, Northeastern 71 Drexel 58, Towson 53 Fairfield 49, Rider 30 Fordham 64, Saint Louis 61, OT Hofstra 66, UNC Wilmington 55 Iona 74, St. Peter’s 49 Longwood 69, NJIT 66 Marist 67, Loyola (Md.) 60 Niagara 56, Manhattan 44 Penn St. 74, Minnesota 51 Saint Joseph’s 52, George Washington 49 Siena 69, Canisius 57 SOUTH Auburn 46, Mississippi 43 Charlotte 77, Richmond 62 Concordia-Austin 73, Louisiana College 64 Duke 69, North Carolina 63 East Carolina 63, Marshall 62, OT George Mason 69, VCU 59 Georgia 62, LSU 46 Georgia St. 74, William & Mary 62 Georgia Tech 62, Clemson 50 James Madison 63, Old Dominion 44 Kentucky 76, Mississippi St. 40 Maryland 65, NC State 50 Memphis 66, Tulsa 64 Miami 88, Boston College 42 Middle Tennessee 77, W. Kentucky 62 South Carolina 53, Arkansas 47 Southern Miss. 55, UAB 53 Tennessee 75, Florida 59 Vanderbilt 67, Alabama 54 Virginia 66, Florida St. 57 Wake Forest 68, Virginia Tech 39 MIDWEST Creighton 68, Bradley 59 Indiana St. 63, Wichita St. 51 Iowa 79, Michigan 71 Michigan St. 76, Northwestern 57 Missouri St. 80, Illinois St. 76, OT N. Iowa 68, Drake 66 Nebraska 71, Ohio St. 57 Purdue 90, Indiana 58 S. Illinois 72, Evansville 46 Wisconsin 72, Illinois 60 Xavier 70, UMass 61 SOUTHWEST Houston 66, UCF 53 Rice 52, UTEP 48 SMU 54, Tulane 49 FAR WEST Denver 55, North Texas 36 Seattle 64, UC Riverside 42 Washington 60, Washington St. 56 TOURNAMENT HCAC Tournament Championship Franklin 64, Hanover 44 North Eastern Athletic Conference Championship Keuka 66, SUNY-IT 63 Northeast-10 Conference Quarterfinals Bentley 67, American International 53 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship Guilford 57, Va. Wesleyan 40

Big 12 Women Baylor Texas A&M Oklahoma Kansas State Iowa State Kansas Texas Oklahoma State Texas Tech Missouri

Conf. Overall W L W L 16 0 29 0 11 5 20 7 10 6 18 10 9 7 18 10 8 8 17 10 7 9 18 10 6 10 16 12 6 10 14 11 5 11 17 11 2 14 12 15

Today’s Game Baylor at Texas A&M, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Texas at Missouri, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 Oklahoma State at Kansas, 7 p.m. Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. Kansas State at Iowa State, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3 Iowa State at Baylor, 11 a.m. Texas Tech at Kansas State, 6 p.m. Missouri at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4 Kansas at Oklahoma, 2 p.m. Texas A&M at Texas, noon

Kansas Women

Exhibition Emporia State W, 83-61 Pittsburg State W, 68-43 Regular season Western Michigan W, 76-64 (1-0) Creighton W, 73-59 (2-0) at Wake Forest, W 74-73 (3-0) Lamar in Basketball Traveler’s, Inc. Tipoff Classic, W 90-40 (4-0) IUPUI in Basketball Traveler’s, Inc. Tipoff Classic, W 71-50 (5-0) FAU in Basketball Travelers, Inc. Tipoff Classic, W 82-63 (6-0) SMU, W 75-52 (7-0) at Alabama, L 76-80 (7-1) Wisconsin, W 73-44 (8-1) UMKC, W 77-52 (9-1) Oral Roberts, W 85-68 (10-1) Sam Houston State, W 87-59 (11-1) at Texas, W 72-67 (12-1, 1-0) Kansas State, L 57-63 (12-2, 1-1) Iowa State, W 74-67, 2OT (13-2, 2-1) at Missouri, W 72-63 (14-2, 3-1) at Oklahoma State, W 65-60 (15-2, 4-1) Texas A&M, L 65-76 (15-3, 4-2) Texas Tech, W 62-43 (16-3, 5-2) at Baylor, L 46-74 (16-4, 5-3) Oklahoma, L 68-74, OT (16-5, 5-4) at Texas A&M, L 51-62 (16-6, 5-5) Texas, W 85-61 (17-6, 6-5) at Kansas State, L 43-47 (17-7, 6-6) at Iowa State, L 47-66 (17-8, 6-7) Missouri, L 65-70 (17-9, 6-8) at Texas Tech, W 69-64 (18-9, 7-8) Baylor, L 45-76 (18-10, 7-9) Feb. 29 — Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. (Metro) March 4 — at Oklahoma, TBA March 7-10 — Big 12 championship at Kansas City, Mo.

High School

Class 6A Sub-State Leavenworth Bracket A Boys 7 p.m. Thursday No. 8 Olathe North (4-16) at No. 1 Olathe Northwest (19-1) No. 5 Olathe East (12-8) at No. 4 Lawrence (13-7) Saturday at Leavenworth 5:30 p.m. — Olathe North-Olathe Northwest winner vs. Olathe EastLawrence winner Bracket B Boys 7 p.m. Thursday No. 7 Free State (7-13) at No. 2 Leavenworth (15-5) No. 6 Gardner-Edgerton (12-8) at No. 3 Olathe South (15-5) Saturday at Leavenworth 7:45 p.m. — Free State-Leavenworth winner vs. Gardner-Edgerton-Olathe South winner Girls 7 p.m. Wednesday No. 7 Lawrence (6-14) at No. 2 Olathe South (18-2) No. 6 Olathe North (8-12) at No. 3 Free State (15-5) Friday at Leavenworth 5:30 p.m. — Lawrence-Olathe South winner vs. Olathe North-Free State winner


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers60 39 15 6 84 167 124 Pittsburgh 62 36 21 5 77 198 163 Philadelphia61 34 20 7 75 203 187 New Jersey 61 35 22 4 74 172 168 N.Y. Islanders 62 26 28 8 60 146 184 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 60 37 20 3 77 200 139 Ottawa 64 33 23 8 74 198 192 Toronto 62 29 26 7 65 184 190 Buffalo 62 27 27 8 62 154 180 Montreal 63 24 29 10 58 163 175 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 61 29 20 12 70 153 169 Winnipeg 64 30 26 8 68 163 181 Washington 62 31 26 5 67 169 176 Tampa Bay 62 28 28 6 62 174 212 Carolina 62 23 26 13 59 162 187 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 63 41 19 3 85 197 149 St. Louis 62 38 17 7 83 158 125 Nashville 62 36 19 7 79 176 160 Chicago 64 33 24 7 73 193 189 Columbus 62 18 37 7 43 144 207 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 63 40 16 7 87 203 154 Colorado 63 32 27 4 68 164 172 Calgary 62 28 23 11 67 150 170 Minnesota 62 28 25 9 65 139 163 Edmonton 61 24 31 6 54 162 181 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Phoenix 62 32 21 9 73 164 155 San Jose 61 32 22 7 71 177 159 Dallas 63 33 26 4 70 165 171 Los Angeles 62 28 22 12 68 133 135 Anaheim 62 27 25 10 64 160 174 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay 4, New Jersey 3 Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 2 Dallas 3, Vancouver 2, OT Ottawa 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 Florida 4, Montreal 2 Minnesota 4, San Jose 3 Anaheim 3, Chicago 1 Today’s Games New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Ottawa at Boston, 6 p.m. Florida at Toronto, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 6 p.m. Nashville at Carolina, 6 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 6 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.


Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa Kansas 5, Montana 2 Doubles 1. Luduena-Windom (KU) def. Davidson-Pelchat, 8-5 2. Pezzotti-Los (KU) def. CarterMurray, 8-4 3. Gbadamosi-Mackey (UM) def. Khanevskaya-Dreyer, 8-3 Singles 1. Davidson (UM) def. Pezzotti, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 2. Pelchat (UM) def. Los, 4-6, 7-6 (106) 3. Ludueña (KU) def. Mackey, 6-1, 6-2 4. Windom (KU) def. Carter, 6-1, 6-2 5. Dreyer (KU) def. Murray, 6-4, 6-0 6. Khanevskaya (KU) def. Gbadamos, 6-2, 6-4

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OHIO STATE’S JARED SULLINGER, RIGHT, POSTS UP against Wisconsin’s Jared Berggren. The Badgers won, 63-60, on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.


Berggren, Badgers hold off Ohio State ————

Short-handed Miami rips FSU The Associated Press

No. 16 Wisconsin 63, No. 8 Ohio St. 60 COLUMBUS, OHIO — Jared Berggren scored Wisconsin’s final five points — including a go-ahead three-pointer with 31 seconds left — and the Badgers beat Ohio State 63-60 on Sunday. Jordan Taylor had 19 points and Ryan Evans 10 for the Badgers (21-8, 10-6 Big Ten), who made up for an earlier loss at home to the Buckeyes. With Ohio State (23-6, 11-5) up by a point, Berggren swished a shot from beyond the arc on the left wing. When the Buckeyes called timeout to set up a play, the Badgers and a small contingent of fans celebrated. “We always — if we have an open look — we have to be aggressive,” Berggren said. “They’re a good defensive team so you know open looks can be hard to come by. So when we get an opportunity like that, you have to step up with confidence. Jordan (Taylor) found me on the wing and I had a little space. I just stepped up and knocked it down.” Deshaun Thomas had 23 points for Ohio State. William Buford had 15 and Aaron Craft 13. “In today’s game, (it was) just our inability to sustain what needed to be sustained,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “Be it offensive execution or defensive stops, we weren’t able to get those things done.” The loss gave Michigan State a share of the Big Ten title. The Badgers improved to 6-3 in Big Ten road games and 9-4 overall away from Kohl Center. Since Bo Ryan took over as head coach, Wisconsin has the most road wins and best road winning percentage among all Big Ten teams (62-60, .508). Still, they had lost their last two road games and appeared to be in danger of stretching that skid until Berggren’s late shots. The Badgers played their usual gritty defense — they came in leading the nation in points allowed at just 51.7 per game. But they also had just seven turnovers and held their own on the boards. The teams were deadlocked at 29 after a strange opening 20 minutes in which the Buckeyes shot over 70 percent most of the way — they missed their last six shots from the field to finish at 55 percent — yet could not pull away. The biggest culprit was their own mistakes with the ball. They had 10 turnovers, twice as many as the Badgers, who shot 39 percent.

The turnover total matched their highest in a half all season. The first time occurred during a 7471 loss at Indiana on Dec. 31. In their 58-52 loss at home to Ohio State on Feb. 4, the Badgers were just 5-of-27 on threepointers. But in the rematch they were 8-of-21 — including the pivotal shot of the game. WISCONSIN (21-8) Bruesewitz 0-4 0-0 0, Berggren 6-13 3-3 18, Evans 5-17 0-1 10, Taylor 6-8 6-7 19, Gasser 3-6 0-0 7, Brust 0-0 0-0 0, Wilson 3-7 0-0 9, Kaminsky 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-55 9-11 63. OHIO ST. (23-6) Sullinger 4-10 0-3 8, Thomas 9-15 3-5 23, Craft 6-10 1-4 13, Smith, Jr. 0-1 0-0 0, Buford 4-11 5-5 15, Scott 0-1 0-0 0, Thompson 0-1 0-0 0, Weatherspoon 0-0 0-0 0, Ravenel 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 23-49 10-19 60. Halftime-Tied 29-29. 3-Point GoalsWisconsin 8-21 (Wilson 3-6, Berggren 3-7, Taylor 1-2, Gasser 1-4, Bruesewitz 0-1, Evans 0-1), Ohio St. 4-11 (Buford 2-3, Thomas 2-6, Thompson 0-1, Sullinger 0-1). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsWisconsin 31 (Evans 10), Ohio St. 35 (Buford 9). Assists-Wisconsin 13 (Taylor 4), Ohio St. 10 (Craft, Sullinger 3). Total Fouls-Wisconsin 18, Ohio St. 17. A-18,809.

Miami 78, No. 15 Florida State 62 CORAL GABLES, FLA. — Durand Scott scored 17 points and Miami beat Florida State, snapping a six-game losing streak to the rival Seminoles with a victory that enhances its NCAA Tournament resume. Kenny Kadji added 15 points for the Hurricanes (17-10, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), who pulled into a tie with Virginia for fourth place in the conference standings. Miami played without starting center Reggie Johnson, declared ineligible by the school an hour before the game after an investigation revealed members of his family had received benefits not allowed under NCAA rules. The university is seeking a quick resolution from the NCAA in an attempt to reinstate Johnson, who is averaging 10.6 points per game. Michael Snaer scored 20 points to lead thirdplace Florida State (19-9, 10-4). FLORIDA ST. (19-9) Gibson 1-2 2-2 4, James 4-8 0-1 8, Loucks 0-4 0-0 0, Dulkys 3-6 3-4 10, Snaer 7-13 3-4 20, White 2-5 0-2 4, Peterson 2-5 0-0 4, Space 0-1 0-0 0, Miller 5-13 1-3 12, Whisnant 0-1 0-0 0, Kreft 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-59 9-16 62. MIAMI (17-10) Akpejiori 0-2 0-0 0, Kadji 4-6 5-8 15, Larkin 2-6 8-9 13, Scott 6-11 5-8 17, Grant 2-6 0-0 6, McKinney Jones 4-7 1-3 11, Jones 2-3 2-3 6, Brown 3-6 1-1 9, Adams 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 23-47 23-34 78. Halftime-Miami 24-20. 3-Point GoalsFlorida St. 5-23 (Snaer 3-5, Dulkys 1-4, Miller 1-6, Whisnant 0-1, White 0-1, Loucks 0-3, Peterson 0-3), Miami 9-20 (Kadji 2-2, Brown 2-4, Grant 2-5, McKinney Jones 2-5, Larkin 1-2, Scott 0-2). Fouled Out-Dulkys, Kadji, White. Rebounds-Florida St. 35 (James 9), Miami 32 (Scott 7). Assists-Florida St. 13 (Loucks, Snaer 4), Miami 11 (Grant, Jones, Larkin 3). Total Fouls-Florida St. 29, Miami 17. A-7,261.

No. 17 Louisville 57, Pittsburgh 54 LOUISVILLE, KY. — Russ Smith scored 18 points, Kyle Kuric added 17 and

Louisville held on to beat Pittsburgh. Kuric overcame an 0-for-11 performance in Thursday’s loss to Cincinnati by hitting his first shot and making a key three-pointer late. Kuric’s bucket as the shot clock expired gave Louisville (22-7, 10-6 Big East) a 5348 lead with 3:25 left. Pittsburgh (15-14, 4-12) cut the lead to one and had three chances to tie or take the lead in the final minute, but Tray Woodall missed a jumper and Ashton Gibbs’ shot from just inside halfcourt as time expired hit off the back iron. J.J. Moore scored 16 points for the Panthers. PITTSBURGH (15-14) Woodall 2-10 0-0 4, Robinson 3-9 2-4 8, Gibbs 2-5 0-0 4, Taylor 3-6 5-7 11, Patterson 2-3 0-0 4, Rivers 0-0 0-0 0, Zanna 1-4 1-2 3, Moore 6-9 3-4 16, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Wright 2-5 0-0 4, Gilbert 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-51 11-17 54. LOUISVILLE (22-7) Kuric 5-8 3-4 17, Siva 2-7 7-10 11, C. Smith 0-4 0-0 0, Dieng 2-6 1-3 5, Behanan 1-2 4-5 6, Ware 0-0 0-0 0, Swopshire 0-0 0-0 0, Price 0-1 0-0 0, R. Smith 7-12 3-6 18, Blackshear 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 17-44 18-28 57. Halftime-Louisville 25-24. 3-Point Goals-Pittsburgh 1-8 (Moore 1-2, Patterson 0-1, Woodall 0-2, Gibbs 0-3), Louisville 5-14 (Kuric 4-7, R. Smith 1-3, Blackshear 0-1, C. Smith 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Pittsburgh 38 (Robinson 11), Louisville 25 (Dieng, Siva 5). Assists-Pittsburgh 8 (Robinson, Woodall, Wright 2), Louisville 9 (Siva 5). Total Fouls-Pittsburgh 23, Louisville 15. Technical-Pittsburgh Bench. A-22,746.

No. 23 Indiana 69, Minnesota 50 MINNEAPOLIS — Christian Watford rediscovered his shooting stroke with 12 points as Indiana blew out sputtering Minnesota, avenging a home loss to the Gophers six weeks ago. Victor Oladiopo and Jordan Hulls also scored 12 for Indiana (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten), which held the Gophers to a season-low point total and went 21-for-25 at the free-throw line. It was the lowest score against the Hoosiers in a conference game this season. Austin Hollins had 14 points for the Gophers (17-12, 5-11), who shot a season-worst 31 percent and lost their fifth straight. Watford, who went 0-for-13 from the floor over the last two games, was 7-for-7 from the foul line and grabbed six rebounds. INDIANA (22-7) Sheehey 2-4 3-4 7, Watford 2-4 7-7 12, Zeller 3-8 1-3 7, Oladipo 4-7 4-4 12, Hulls 4-8 2-2 12, Elston 1-4 0-0 3, Jones III 4-7 2-3 11, Pritchard 0-1 0-0 0, Roth 1-4 0-0 3, Etherington 0-1 0-0 0, Abell 0-0 2-2 2, Barnett 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Howard 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-48 21-25 69. MINNESOTA (17-12) Williams 1-2 1-2 3, Sampson III 1-11 2-3 4, Au. Hollins 4-8 3-4 14, Coleman 2-8 0-0 4, An. Hollins 2-6 0-0 6, Welch 1-4 0-0 3, Osenieks 1-8 1-3 3, Eliason 3-3 0-0 6, Armelin 2-6 0-0 5, Ahanmisi 0-0 0-0 0, Ingram 1-2 0-2 2. Totals 18-58 7-14 50. Halftime-Indiana 37-26. 3-Point Goals-Indiana 6-12 (Hulls 2-4, Jones III 1-1, Elston 1-1, Watford 1-1, Roth 1-4, Sheehey 0-1), Minnesota 7-17 (Au. Hollins 3-5, An. Hollins 2-4, Armelin 1-2, Welch 1-3, Williams 0-1, Osenieks 0-2). Fouled Out-An. Hollins. ReboundsIndiana 41 (Oladipo 8), Minnesota 36 (Armelin 7). Assists-Indiana 11 (Hulls, Jones III 3), Minnesota 11 (Ahanmisi 4). Total Fouls-Indiana 18, Minnesota 20. A-11,421.

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Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline (SSCGP) is an interstate natural gas transportation company, headquartered in Owensboro, KY. SSCGP operates a 6,000-mile pipeline system transporting natural gas from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming and Colorado to markets in the Midcontinent. We provide competitive salaries and benefits. Southern Star provides a fun, friendly, and modern working environment as well as competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We are seeking experienced professionals with skills and qualifications in the following area: Job # 12-0008 - Technician, Measurement - Tonganoxie, KS For more information on these positions regarding complete job description and details for applying, please visit Working Locations: Tonganoxie, KS Website: Deadline: March 2, 2012 How to apply: If you have qualifications we need, want a job that uses your existing skills and encourages you to develop new ones, provides varied work challenges, and allows you to work with a great group of people, this position might be a perfect fit. Please forward your resume, which should provide evidence of how you meet each minimum requirement mentioned and any preferences listed, to: SSCGP HR Department, Job Postings, PO Box 20010, Owensboro, KY 42304 or e-mail your resume to jobs@ You must include the Job# identified above or your resume will not be considered. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE SSCGP is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will only respond to those candidates selected for interviews.

CLASSIFIED SALES REP Lawrence Journal-World is hiring for a part-time Classified Sales Rep to make outbound sales calls. Sales rep will sell commercial and private advertisements and public notices in our World Classifieds which covers northeast Kansas. Position will also sell, format, proof and obtain approvals on classified ads or public notices for advertisement in any of the World Company publications. Sales calls will be to new accounts and current customers. Must be available to work 20-30 hours per week between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday-Friday. Ideal candidate must be comfortable making outbound calls; have excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills with ability to follow through; minimum one year of customer service experience preferred; will represent the World Company in a professional and positive manner; be proficient in MS Office (Word and Excel); ability to work independently with minimal supervision; and able to multi-task on numerous projects and work in a fast paced environment. If you have a proven track record of sales success and enjoy a fast-paced environment, then we would like to hear from you! We offer a competitive salary and commissions, employee discounts and more! Background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical lift assessment required. To apply submit a cover letter and resume to EOE

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Sunflower Publishing, a division of The World Company, is hiring for an Account Executive to sell advertising in our magazines and niche publications. As an Account Executive you will be responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with our customers, and act as the liaison between the client and our creative team to ensure clients’ needs are met on every project. If you have a proven track record of sales success then we would like to hear from you! Established in 2004 Sunflower Publishing is a leading publisher for city/regional magazines, trade publications and directories. Premier publications include KANSAS! magazine, Lawrence Magazine, Topeka Magazine, Manhattan Magazine, Shawnee Magazine, Hutchinson Magazine, Sunflower Living, Douglas County Newcomers Guide and the Lawrence Magazine Restaurant Guide. For more information, visit Historical Lawrence, Kansas, is located 45 minutes from Kansas City, MO, has a nationally recognized arts scene, a vibrant downtown and is home to the University of Kansas with its longstanding basketball tradition. Ideal candidates will have experience in outside sales, marketing, and/or advertising; media sales experience preferred; demonstrated success with prospecting and cold calling; remarkable verbal and written communication skills; effective time management and interpersonal skills; self-motivated; strong attention to detail; proficient in Microsoft Office applications; and a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation with proof of auto insurance, and a clean driving record. Don’t settle for a job, explore our career opportunity! We offer a competitive salary and commissions with an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, tuition reimbursement, 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 EOE

Apartments Unfurnished

Apartments Unfurnished

Crossgate Casita’s

New 1BR - $540/mo. Open Mon.-Sat. Noon-4pm, 2451 Crossgate Dr. 785-760-7899 1BR — 740 Massachusetts, above Wa Restaurant, big windows, 1 bath, CA. $750/ mo. No pets. 785-841-5797

Cedarwood Apts 2411 Cedarwood Ave. Beautiful & Spacious

1 & 2BRs start at $400/mo. * Near campus, bus stop * Laundries on site * Near stores, restaurants * Water & trash paid 4BR duplex - start at $795 —————————————————— Get Coupon* for $25 OFF


Parkway Terrace

2340 Murphy Drive 1 & 2BR Apts., $450 - $500.

Call TODAY for GREAT Deals! 785-841-1155



785-838-3377, 785-841-3339

The Woods of Old West Lawrence 785-841-4935


Near K-10, W/D hookups & fenced courtyard. 2BRs Avail., 1 with garage

Now Leasing for 2012!

Studio, 1, 2 & 3 BRs

Fast, Reliable Maintenance On-site Management Close to KU, 3 Bus Stops

Bob Billings & Crestline



785.843.4040 Offering Leases through the end of May 2012

Call NOW 785-842-1322

Move-in Special for 1BRs Only one of each left: 2BR Apt.& 2BR Townhome


Quiet, great location on KU bus route, no pets, W/D in all units. 785-842-5227

Chase Court

19th & Iowa, Lawrence Great Campus Locations Applecroft Abbotts Corner Chamberlain Court MacKenzie Place Melrose Court Ocho Court



Fall & Immediate Avail.

2001 W. 6th. 785-841-8468

PARKWAY COMMONS Available Now! 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 3601 Clinton Pkwy., Lawrence


Sunrise Place Sunrise Village

Apartments & Townhomes 2, 3 & 4BRs

Call for Specials! 2 Bedrooms near KU. Pool, microwave, DW, and laundry facilities 837 MICHIGAN 3 & 4 Bedrooms FREE wireless internet, DW, W/D, pool, on KU bus route. Some with garages. 660 GATEWAY COURT

Call 785-841-8400 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

New Downtown Lofts

901 New Hampshire Studios, 1 & 2 Bedrooms 785-830-8800

Winter is here No high gas bill to pay, all electric units only!

Mass Street Lofts

• Small dog welcome • Income restrictions apply • Students welcome

For Current Rent Specials Call 785-838-9559 EOH




1, 2, 3 BRs

Start at $495 One Bedroom/studio style Pool - Fitness Center -On-Site Laundry - Water & Trash Pd.

Briarstone Apts.

1010 Emery * 785-749-7744

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3-4BR, 1028 Ohio. Lovely home great for family, near KU/downtown. Low utils. Has study, appls., parking. $1,305/mo. 785-979-6830

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Regents Court


Available Spring 2012 Also, Check out our Luxury Apartments & Town Homes!

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Furnished 3 & 4BRs Washer/dryer included 19th & Mass., on bus route

Ask about 2-person Special! 785-842-4455

1 - 4 BRs

Garages - Pool - Fitness Center • Ironwood Court Apts. • Park West Gardens Apts • Park West Town Homes • Homes at Monterey Bluffs and Green Tree Call for more details 785.840.9467

2+BR - 3054 W. 7th, 2nd floor, newly remodeled, 2 bath, 2 car, FP, CA, W/D hookup. $700. No pets. 785-841-5797 2BR — 1017 Illinois. 2 story, 1 bath, CA, DW. $500/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 2BR - 2412 Alabama, 2nd floor in 4-plex. 1 bath, CA, DW, washer/dryer, no pets. $470/mo. Call 785-841-5797 2BR — 725 W. 25th, In 4plex, CA, W/D hookup, offst. parking. $410-$420/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 2BR — 934 Illinois, In 4-plex, 1st floor, DW. $490/month. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 2BR, lower in 4-plex, 1725 Tennessee. $465/mo. Has DW. Quiet & clean. No pets. 785-813-1344, 785-393-4510

Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644

Reserve YOURS for Spring/Fall

Call Today 785-856-8900

Canyon Court Apts

LEASING FOR FALL! Luxury 1, 2 & 3 BR 700 Comet Ln. 785-832-8805

3BR, 2 bath, $820-$840 2BR, 1 bath, $760/mo. Half Off Deposit

Gage Management 785-842-7644 2BR, 2 bath, W/D hookup, 2 car, fenced yard. Avail. Mar. 15th. $875/mo. 4906 Stoneback Pl. 785-766-1017


3BR Townhomes Avail.

Small pets allowed. On bus route, reserved parking, pool, playground, total electric, and washer, dryer & DW in every unit.

PERFECT for Serious Students and/or GREAT for Families.

Adam Ave. 2 bath, 2 car, 1,700 sq. ft., some with fenced yards, $995/mo. Pets okay with paid pet deposit. 785-841-4785




Studio Apartments 600 sq. ft., $675/mo. 825 sq. ft., $855/mo. No pets allowed Call Today 785-841-6565

* 3 BR, 1,700 sq. ft. Kitchen Appls., W/D 2-Car Garage * Small Pets Accepted Showings By Appointment



Call 785-842-1524

Studios & 1BRs for Aug. 1. 1/2 block to KU. $400-$525. GAS/ WATER PAID. 785-842-7644

3BR, 2 bath, 2 car, FP, NW No pets. Available Now. $900/mo. Call 785-865-6064

2BR — 2400 Alabama, 2nd floor, 1 bath, AC, DW, laundry on-site. $490/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797

2BR, 1 bath, 1 car, W/D hookup. 1007 Natalie. $635/ mo. AJ Lang Prop Mgmt. 913782-5252.

Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644


CALL FOR SPECIALS! • 3 Bedroom, 2 bath • 2 car garage w/opener • W/D hookups • Maintenance free 785-832-0555, 785-766-2722

Saddlebrook & Overland Pointe


Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644

Townhomes Use Tax Refund to Invest in a Co-op

1, 2, & 3BR townhomes in Cooperative. Units start at $412 - $485/mo. Water, trash, sewer paid. FIRST MONTH FREE! Back patio, CA, hard wood floors, full bsmt., stove, refrig., W/D hookup, garbage disposal, Reserved parking. On site management & maintenance. 24 hr. emergency maintenance. Membership & Equity Fee Required. 785-842-2545 (Equal Housing Opportunity)

Call for Details

625 Folks Rd • 785-832-8200

Houses 1st Class, Pet Friendly Houses & Apts.



Move-In Specials! • 2BRs available now • 2 Bath, W/D hookups • 2 Car garage w/opener • New kitchen appliances • Maintenance free 785-749-2555/785-766-2722

Looking for a new gig? Well, regardless of whether you are or are not “in search of” that next great place to work. We are looking for you! Want to be our next web designer and be part of our rapidly expanding digital development team? The team designs/develops our digital products, provides maintenance/support of existing websites, and implements third-party digital initiatives. The World Company’s online operation is considered to be among the most innovative of news and media organizations in the country. Our websites include,,, and We are in search of a designer that is fairly technical and not afraid of the command line when dealing with front-end development and that can also provide creative concept and design solutions after ramping up. What we want to see: • A few years of web design experience is ideal (preferably using open-source technologies). Obviously - proficient with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Experience in designing for mobile platforms a plus). • Knowledge and hands on experience with content management systems is extremely helpful (Django templates would be ideal). • Strong preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience. However, we will train the right person who demonstrates passion for their work and a willingness to learn. • Experience with a version control system (preferably Git). Some of what you will do here: • Varied design work and maintenance in addition to design processing from concept to implementation. • Respond to non-technical users on a variety of technical issues and status updates. • Identify research and resolve technical problems. • Document, monitor and follow-up on issues to ensure a timely resolution. The World Company is a communications and media company based in Lawrence, Kansas. We offer a competitive salary and with an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and more! Background check, preemployment drug screen and physical lift assessment required. To apply submit a cover letter and resume to EOE

Buick 2010 Lacrosse CXL, one owner, GM Certified, alloy wheels, remote start, V6, On Star, heated & cooled seats, leather, and more! Stk#19736 only $25,888. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 785-841-0102


423B E 4th Street Tonganoxie, KS 66086 913-704-5037 Antiques, Collectibles, Glass, Furniture, Treasures

Appliances Dryer, Whirlpool Electric X-large cap, 7 cycle, white dryer. Purchased in 02/01. Works good, drys on first setting. Asking $75. 785-841-3114 (leave message)

Buick 2006 Lucerne CX alloy wheels, ABS, traction control, V6, great gas mileage, all the luxury without the cost! Stk#487181 only $12,477. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Seasoned Mixed Firewood, 2-1/2 miles S. of Lawrence. $70/half cord. Hedgewood $80 per half cord. Call Lloyd 785-842-4502

Furniture Rocking Chair, Child’s very sturdy wooden rocking chair. No longer needed for our grandson. $20. Call 785-843-0333

Household Misc.

Buick 2003 Regal LS, leather, power equip, 3.8 V6, very dependable, alloy wheels, nice car! Stk#142161 only $7,750. Dale Willey 785-843-5200


Piano - Wurlitzer console piano and bench seat. $500 or best offer. You move it. 785-331-9106


at 5040 Bob Billings Pkwy.

Retail & Commercial Space 2859 Four Wheel Drive

Studio/office, Wi-Fi avail., private bathroom, 697 sq.ft. 785-842-5227 for more info

Ford 1998 Mustang Cobra Convertible SVT, leather, power seat, premium alloy wheels, very sharp and low miles! Stk#376431 only $10,888 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Volkswagen 2011 CC 2.0T, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, local one owner trade in, power equipment, only 14k miles, save huge over new! Stk#421061 only $25,884. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Cadillac 2005 STS Luxury Performance, heated and cooled seats, remote start, Bose sound, get all the luxury that you deserve! Stk#414382 only $16,850.

Chevrolet 2007 Cobalt Victory Red, 84K Clean, Local Trade-In Apply On-Line At 785-841-0102

TV 51 in. Hitachi projection TV, HD compatible. Works great, you haul. $100.00 785-690-7479 Eudora

Farm Equipment


Office Space, 1,000-1,500 sq. ft., Business or Professional on Busy Street. 3109 W. 6th, Lawrence. 785-766-1242

Saturn 2008 Outlook XR leather heated memory seats, remote start, alloy wheels, 22 mpg with room for 7, GM certified and more. Stk#10044 only $22,850. Dale Willey 785-843-5200


Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644

Office Space Available

Ford 2007 Fusion SE. Silver, Clean, and GREAT gas mileage from the 4 cylinder automatic. One of the best cars going, look at this Ford Fusion and compare MY price. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Votives, 100 clear glass votives in orginal boxes $45 takes all. Call 785-842-8865


Tractor - 1941 Farmall H Tractor. Restored and has new tires. Please call at (785) 255-4579

Chevrolet 2011 Cruze LTZ RS, GM certified, loaded up! Save thousands over new and get the next two years of maintenance paid for! Stk#19390 only $19,844 and only 9k miles! Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Farm Products Hay for sale, Horse quality, small square bales, brome hay. $7.50 per bale. East Topeka area. 785-221-7396

Pontiac 2008 G6 sedan, 4cyl, great gas mileage and room for the family, stk#16670 only $10,854. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Cadillac 1999 DeVille, very LOW miles and local two owner clean car! Loaded with optins, excellent condition, Silver with grey interior, and only $5199. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Moving Box, size Large, 18x18x24, $1.50. Clean, used once. Please call 785-331-7022.

1628 W. 19th Terrace


Don’t see what you want? Give us a call and we can help you find it! Dale Willey Automotive, just ask for Doug at 785-843-5200 2840 Iowa St. Lawrence. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Ford 2010 Focus SE 33K, Sterling Grey Lawrence’s Favorite On-line Dealership! 785-841-0102

Gumball Machine, 6 balls 3 cents - $60. Please call cell phone 816- 377-8928


Pontiac 2007 Grand Prix GXP, V8, local trade, leather, sunroof, remote start, Monsoon sound, XM, On Star, very nice! Stk#537472 only $16,755. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Dodge 2010 Caliber SXT 44K, Inferno Red Are You Drowning In Choices? No More! 785-841-0102

Dodge 2007 Magnum Stone White, 57K. Love Your Car!

Iron Baby Bed, 1 long side drops down leaving a 3 sided daybed which could be used for display or pet bed not for human use! $99 negotiable, 785-856-0631

Pianos, (3) 2 Kimbels and 1 Winter Company Spinet, 3BR, 1 bath, 1 car garage w/ $475-575 Price includes tunopener, range, refrig., W/D ing & delivery. 785-832-9906 hookups. $795/mo. Deposit & Refs. Call 785-749-3840

Chevrolet 2007 HHR 63K, Dark Blue Call Now! 785-841-0102

Ford 2008 Mustang GT this is one hot ride! Leather heated seats, Shaker sound system, local trade, very nice! Stk#58041A2 only $16,654. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Ford 2008 Taurus Limited AWD one owner, only 14k miles, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, home link, very nice! Stk#343681 only $18,855. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Lincoln 1994 Towncar, Auto, . V8, RWD, Four brand new tires w/65,000 mile warranty & brand new spare tire. Just replaced serpentine belt. Cruise, PS, PW, PL, AC, Alloy wheels, dual power (leather) seats, AM/ FM stereo/cassette, approx. 174K mi. Fair cond. Only serious inquries please. Bluebook value is $1,672. Call with an offer at 785760-3501.


Downtown Lawrence Store Front - 1,000 sq. ft. Not adequete for restaurant. Call 785-766-9032

Warehouse Space


Chrysler 2010 300 Touring Inferno Red, 36K Enjoy a “Fear Free” Car Buying Experience at 785-841-0102 785-842-1069

Avail. NOW. 4BR + study, 2 car garage, fenced yard. finished bsmt. $1,600/mo.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012 7B Cars-Domestic Cars-Domestic

Topeka Multi-family 1) Handsome 16 unit brick building, needs work. JUST $150,000. 2) 107 Units, well managed, good condition, low va cancy. $1,950,000. Call Marshall Barber Valley Realtors 785-969-4986, 785-233-4222

Office Space 2BR, 2 bath, fireplace, CA, W/D hookups, 2 car with opener. Easy access to I-70. Includes paid cable. Pets under 20 lbs. allowed Call 785-842-2575




4641 W. 6th, Lawrence behind Blockbuster

Tuckaway at Frontier 542 Frontier, Lawrence

Rent Includes All Utilities. Plus Cable, Internet, Fitness & Pool. Garages Available Elevators to all floors

on Clinton Pkwy.

Rentals Avail. Now!

1BR - $600, 2BR - $700, 3BR - $800


1BR, 1.5 bath 2BR, 2.5 baths


3BR, 2 bath, major appls., FP, 2 car. 785-865-2505

Studios — 2400 Alabama, all elect., plenty of parking, AC, 3BR — 1131 Tennessee, 1st laundry. $390, water/cable paid. No pets. 785-841-5797 floor, 1 bath. Avail. now. No pets. $650/mo. 785-841-5797 Duplexes


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. $685/mo. 785-842-5227



2 Bedrooms $550-$800/mo. 785-832-8728 / 785-331-5360

Income Property


2BR — 909 Missouri or 1305 Kentucky, in 4-plex. Have CA & DW. No pets. $450/ month. Call 785-841-5797

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Great Locations! Great Prices! 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

2BR starting at $525 W/D included. Pool

*Sign lease by Mar. 31, 2012 AND College Students


Four Wheel Drive Townhomes

Now & For Fall.

Clean and roomy with on-site laundry.

2-4BR, 1310 Kentucky. Near KU. $595 - $1,100/mo. $200 $400 Deposit. 785-842-7644


Apartments Unfurnished

ALL NEW OFFICE WAREHOUSE, 600 E 23rd Street, Lawrence, KS. 13,000 sq.ft. w/plenty parking space. Very attractive lease rate. Realty Executives of KS City, Al Sien 913-226-5717 Warehouse/Storage space in downtown Ottawa, KS. 30 x 30, concrete floors, lights, and two 8 ft. garage style doors. 785-229-2740

Bicycles-Mopeds Bike: 16” girl’s Rawley bike, like new, pink, includes training wheels, helmet, and handle bar purse. $50. Please call 785-550-6829



More for Your Trade, Plus

OWNER WILL FINANCE 3BR, 2 bath, CH/CA, appls., shed, clean, move in ready! Lawrence 816-830-2152

Acreage-Lots 3 - 6 acres, includes pond, On Hwy. 40 near Big Springs. Owner will trade and/or finance with no down payment. From $171 per month. 785-554-9663


Drive It In Bonus

Chevrolet 2006 Monte Carlo LT, local trade, alloy wheels, spoiler, sunroof, ABS, traction control, cd changer and much more! Stk#500993 only $9,444 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Need Down Payment?

WE BUY CARS Top dollar for top late model vehicles. Drive in, see Danny or Jeff and get your big bucks today! 2840 Iowa St. Lawrence. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Ford 2010 Fusion SE, Auto, 4cyl, 22-29MPG, 1owner, CD/SYNC, 17” Alloy, PW, PL, Cruise, 114K, $11,900. View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049



Come In Now Before Our Accountant Says “Enough!” 785-841-0102

Chevrolet 2007 Monte Carlo LT, leather heated seats, ABS, traction control, spoiler, alloy wheels, very sharp, stk#168771 only $10,666. Dale Willey 785-843-5200


14 wooded acres bldg site, NW, near Lake Perry. Old homesite. Repo, assume owner financing with no down payment. $427 monthly. Call 785- 554-9663

Pontiac 2009 G6 GT one owner, GM Certified, sunroof, V6, remote start, On Star, alloy wheels, stk#162281 only $13,843. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

We’ll Do Your Tax Return

Land/Lots/Farm ground Douglas. Co. - 50 acres Osage Co. - 80 acres Shawnee Co. Forbes 8 Ac. / 7 East / 6 North Owner finance Low payments. Call Joe 785-633-5466

6 acres w 4 Martin Bldgs., 2 lg. barns, silo,smokehouse, with utils. Near Big Springs /Hwy 40. 785-554-9663

Buick 2010 Lucerne CXL, GM Certified, leather, alloy wheels, On Star, XM radio, very nice! Stk#14297 only $21,500 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Cars-Domestic Academy Cars EZ Trade

Mobile Homes

Chevrolet 2010 Malibu’s 32 mpg hwy, nicely equip’d. Like new throughout with remainder of 5yr/100,000 mile factory warranty. 2 available price as low as $13,841. 1.9% apr financing available. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Buick 2005 Century V6, 20-30MPG, Auto, FWD, Cloth, CD, Cruise, Wow 65K, $7500 View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Chevrolet 2006 Monte Carlo LT, local trade, alloy wheels, spoiler, sunroof, ABS, traction control, cd changer and much more! Stk#500993 only $9,444 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

We buy cars, trucks and suvs for all Import Brands. Call David 785-838-2327 2829 Iowa St.


BUSINESS Adult Care Provided

Carpets & Rugs

Computer Running Slow? Viruses/Malware? Troubleshooting? Lessons? Computer Questions, Advise? We Can Help — 785-979-0838

Loving Caregiver For Your Loved One. 24/7 or live-in. 20yrs. exp. Prof. references. CALL Yvonne 785-393-3066


Automotive Services



One room or your whole house.


Concrete CONCRETE INC. Your local concrete repair specialists Sidewalks, Patios, Driveways

Quality work at a fair price!

Many IN STOCK for Fastest Service!

Decorative & Regular Drives, Walks & Patios Custom Jayhawk Engraving Jayhawk Concrete 785-979-5261

0% Easy Payments*.

Jennings’ Floor Trader

3000 Iowa - 785-841-3838 Pre-Shop online at “local store” tab

*Details in Store. Facebook too!

Events/ Entertainment

Guttering Services

Steve’s Place

“where simple ideas become inspiring realities”

• Color & Design • Space Planning • Furniture Layouts • Trade Discounts • Project Management 785-766-9281

1388 N 1293 Rd, Lawrence


Bryant Collision Repair Mon-Fri. 8AM-6PM We specialize in Auto Body Repair, Paintless Dent Repair, Glass Repair, & Auto Accessories. 785-843-5803 bryant-collision-repair Buying Junk & Repairable Vehicles. Cash Paid. Free Tow. U-Call, We-Haul! Call 785-633-7556

Dale and Ron’s Auto Service

Family Owned & Operated for 37 Years Domestic & Foreign Expert Service 630 Connecticut St


- Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings-

On-Site Cooking Available

Driveways, Parking Lots, Paving Repair, Sidewalks, Garage Floors, Foundation Repair 785-843-2700 Owen 24/7

Cell Phone Service & Repair WIRELESS RESTORE

CELL PHONE REPAIR Buy * Sell * Repair * Smart Phones Tablets Gaming Systems 2201 W 25th St.

785-424-5960 wirelessrestore

Child Care Provided

For All Your Battery Needs

Insurance All Your Banking Needs Your Local Lawrence Bank

Across The Bridge In North Lawrence 903 N 2nd St | 785-842-2922 battery

Harris Auto Repair


Hite Collision Repair

“If you want it done right, take it to Hite.” Auto Body Repair Windshield & Auto Glass Repair 3401 W 6th St (785) 843-8991 http://lawrencemarket

Decks & Fences

CONCRETE INC Your local foundation repair specialist! Waterproofing, Basement, & Crack Repair


Over 25 yrs. exp. Licensed & Insured Decks, deck covers, pergolas, screened porches, & all types of repairs Call 913-209-4055 for Free estimates or go to Looking for Something Creative? Call Billy Construction Decks, Fences, Etc. Insured. (785) 838-9791

Quality work at a fair price!

1-888-326-2799 Toll Free

Concrete, Block & Limestone Wall Repair, Waterproofing Drainage Solutions Sump Pumps, Driveways. 785-843-2700 Owen 24/7


Mudjacking, Waterproofing. We specialize in Basement Repair & Pressure Grouting. Level & Straighten Walls & Bracing on wall. BBB . Free Estimates Since 1962

Wagner’s 785-749-1696

Auto-Home- BusinessLife- Health Dennis J. Donnelly Insurance Inc. 913-268-5000 11211 Johnson Dr.

Sales and Service Tires for anything Batteries Brakes Oil Changes Fair and Friendly Customer Service is our trademark 2720 Oregon St. 785-843-3222 Find great offers at kstire

Tires, Alignment, Brakes, A/C, Suspension Repair Financing Available 785-841-6050 1828 Mass. St performancetire

Westside 66 & Car Wash

Full Service Gas Station 100% Ethanol-Free Gasoline Auto Repair Shop - Automatic Car Washes Starting At Just $3 2815 W 6th St | 785-843-1878 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/westside66

Your locally owned and operated carpet and upholstery cleaning company since 1993! • 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Services Available By Appointment Only


For Promotions & More Info: http://lawrencemarketplac

• Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation Call 785-842-5203 or visit us at /freestategaragedoors

Water, Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration • Odor Removal • Carpet Cleaning • Air Duct Cleaning •

One Company Is All You Need and One Phone Call Is All You Need To Make (785) 842-0351

Riffel Painting Co. 913-585-1846

Specializing in new homes & Residential interior and exterior repaints Power Washing Deck staining Sheet Rock Repair Quality work and products since 1985

Retirement Community

1210 Lakeview Court, Innovative Planting Design Construction & Installation www.lawrencemarketplace. com/lml

“Your Comfort Is Our Business.” Installation & Service Residential & Commercial (785) 841-2665


http://lawrencemarketplace. com/rivercityhvac

Air Conditioning/ & Heating/Sales & Srvs.

Professional Painters Home, Interior, Exterior Painting, Lead Paint Removal Serving Northeast Kansas 785-691-6050 http://lawrencemarket

Plan Now For Next Year • Custom Pools, Spas & Water Features • Design & Installation • Pool Maintenance (785) 843-9119

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Supplying all your Painting needs. Serving Lawrence and surrounding areas for over 25 years. druryplace

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Lawn, Garden & Nursery


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1783 E 1500 Rd, Lawrence

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For all your Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing needs

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Hilltop Child Development Center, 1605 Irving Hill Road Lawrence, Kansas 785-864-4940 Serving Lawrence since 1972.

Licensed Day Care 2 Openings 18 months - 5 years First aid, CPR, SRS

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Electric & Industrial Supply Pump & Well Drilling Service

Motors - Pumps Complete Water Systems 602 E 9th St | 785-843-4522

• Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation

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For Everything Electrical Committed to Excellence Since 1972 Full Service Electrical Contractor

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Cleaning Get Lynn on the line! 785-843-LYNN

Bird Janitorial & Hawk Wash Window Cleaning. • House Cleaning • Chandeliers • Post Construction • Gutters • Power Washing • Prof Window Cleaning • Sustainable Options Find Coupons & more info: birdjanitorial Free Est. 785-749-0244



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Employment Services

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

Home Improvements Home Repair Services Interior/Exterior Carpentry, Vinyl siding, Roofing, Tearoff/reroof. 35 yrs. exp. Free est. 913-636-1881 JASON TANKING CONSTRUCTION New Construction Framing, Remodels, Additions, Decks Fully Ins. & Lic. 785.760.4066 http://lawrencemarket

No Job Too Big or Small

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Breathe Holistic Life Center

Yoga is more than getting on the mat. Live Passionately Yoga Nutrition Classes Relaxation Retreats 1407 Massachusetts 785-218-0174 breathe


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• Baths • Kitchens • Rec Rooms • Tile • Windows •Doors •Trim •Wood Rot Since 1974 GARY 785-856-2440 785-925-0803 Licensed & Insured

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Temporary or Contract Staffing Evaluation Hire, Direct Hire Professional Search Onsite Services (785) 749-7550 1000 S Iowa, Lawrence KS express

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Honest & Dependable Free estimate, References Call Linda 785-691-7999


Eagles Lodge

Banquet Room Available for Corporate Parties, Wedding Receptions, Fundraisers Bingo Every Friday Night 1803 W 6th St. (785) 843-9690 http://lawrencemarket


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Music Lessons

Learn to play 30-50 songs in the first year with Simply Music! Keys of Joy 785-331-8369 Karla’s Konservatory 785-865-4151


Re-Roofs: All Types Roofing Repairs Siding & Windows FREE Estimates (785) 749-0462

Salon & Spa

. MAGILL PLUMBING • Water Line Services • Septic Tanks / Laterals 913-721-3917 Free Estimates Licensed Insured. RETIRED MASTER PLUMBER & Handyman needs small work. Bill Morgan 816-523-5703

A. B. Painting & Repair

Taking Care of Lawrence’s Plumbing Needs for over 35 Years (785) 841-2112 /kastl

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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

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Guttering Services Give your sweetie the gift of cleaning. Retired Carpenter, Deck Repairs, Home Repairs, Interior Wall Repair & Painting, Doors, Wood Rot, Powerwash 785-766-5285

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Janitorial Services Business-Commercial-Industrial Housecleaning Carpet Cleaning Tile & Grout Cleaning The “Greener Cleaner” Locallly Owned Since 1983 Free Estimates

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Specializing in Carpet, Tile & Upholstery cleaning. Carpet repairs & stretching, Odor Decontamination, Spot Dying & 24 hr Water extraction. 785-840-4266

Low Maintenance Landscape, Inc.

Commercial &Residential 24 hour Service

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Heating & Cooling

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K’s Tire


Garage Doors


Rich Black Top Soil No Chemicals Machine Pulverized Pickup or Delivery

Domestics and Imports Brake repair Engine repair AC repair / service Custom exhaust systems Shock & Struts Transmissions Tire sales / repairs harrisauto

ADVANCED SYSTEMS Basement & foundation repair Your hometown company Over three decades 785-841-0145

• Decks • Gazebos • Framing • Siding • Fences • Additions • Remodel • Weatherproofing & Staining Insured, 20 yrs. experience. 785-550-5592 Full service preschool & licensed childcare center for children ages 1-12. Open year-round, Monday- Friday, from 7 am to 6 pm

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Tree/Stump Removal Chris Tree Service

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12th & Haskell Recycle Center, Inc. No Monthly Fee Always been FREE! Cash for all Metals 1146 Haskell Ave, Lawrence 785-865-3730 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/recyclecenter Lonnie’s Recycling Inc. Buyers of aluminum cans, all type metals & junk vehicles. Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-4, 501 Maple, Lawrence. 785-841-4855 lonnies

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Vacuum Service & Repair DAVE BALES Vacuum Cleaner, Sewing Machine, Lamp Sales & Repair. All makes & models All Panasonic, Royal, Sanitaire vacuums on sale “now!” 935 Iowa St. Suite#9, Lawrence Ks 785-550-7315


Dear Annie: In my 22 years, I have had only two serious boyfriends. After both relationships ended in heartbreak, I decided to give myself a breather from men. Nine months later, I met Chris. We grew close in a short period of time, but the relationship had its flaws. Once, we were arguing, and I said I was leaving. Chris tried to block me from the door and smacked a cup out of my hand. I walked out and didn’t answer any of his calls for the rest of the day. He apologized, and we got back together. That was five months ago, and he’s not done anything like it since. However, Chris constantly accuses me of cheating (which I am not), calls me nonstop, texts me all day and repeatedly asks where I am going, why I’m going there and who I’ll be with.

Annie’s Mailbox

Marcy Sugar and Kathy Mitchell

I’m scared that he is starting to become overly possessive. I don’t think he would ever hurt me, but we’re planning to move in together soon, and I fear his possessiveness will not subside and I’ll be trapped. I love him and want to be with him, but am I doing the right thing? — Scared and Confused in Omaha Dear Omaha: Get. Out. Now. Chris shows all the signs of becoming an abuser. He is possessive and controlling, and it wouldn’t take

PBS takes ‘Hi’ road with Cab I’ve long thought that the great PBS series “American Masters” (9 p.m., check local listings) should really be called “American Originals.” And no one better deserves or personifies that title than tonight’s “Masters” subject, Cab Calloway. A fixture of Harlem’s famous Cotton Club, Calloway performed with such jazz greats as Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong for all-white audiences visiting the black neighborhood during its artistic renaissance. More than a singer, Calloway used his voice as a musical instrument, filling his songs with freestyle scat lyrics, the most famous being the “Hi-De-Hi-DeHi-De-Hi” section of his hit song “Minnie the Moocher.” Released in 1931, “Minnie” became the first million-selling record by a black artist to cross over to white audiences. Audience members loved to sing back to Calloway during the scat interlude, seemingly oblivious to the many references to street life and drug use embedded in the song’s casual lyrics. A generation before folks started noticing drug references in popular music, Calloway was walking, or rather dancing, a fine line between the high and low, the black and white and the straight-laced and “hep” culture. This “Masters” includes a clip of Calloway promoting his 1938 book, “A Hepster’s Dictionary,” a compendium of jazz patois that still influences the language. We also see Calloway’s rousing turn in the 1980 musical comedy “The Blues Brothers,” where he performed “Minnie” for a live studio audience of more than 5,000 rock fans who had never heard of him. As director John Landis recalls here, he quickly had them in the palm of his hand. Calloway died in 1994, original to the end.

Tonight’s other highlights

Auditions continue on “The Voice” (7 p.m., NBC).

Love is blind on “House” (8 p.m., Fox).

Even the innocent return on “Alcatraz” (8 p.m., Fox).

The president and first lady host a celebration of blues music on “In Performance at the White House” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings). Guests include Jeff Beck and B.B. King.

Homicide claims a shock jock on “Hawaii Five-O” (9 p.m., CBS).

Nick Jonas guest-stars on “Smash” (7 p.m., NBC).

Murder victims are discovered wearing fairy tale outfits on “Castle” (9p.m., ABC).


Actress Joanne Woodward is 82. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is 78. Actor Howard Hesseman is 72. Rock singer-musician Neal Schon (Journey) is 58. Country singer Johnny Van Zant (Van Zant) is 52. Actor Adam Baldwin is 50. Actor Grant Show is 50. Actor Donal Logue is 46. Rhythmand-blues singer Chilli (TLC) is 41. Chelsea Clinton is 32. Singer Josh Groban is 31.

much for him to become physically violent. He puts you in the position of constantly feeling you must reassure him of your fidelity. If you move in with him, these things will only get worse. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline ( for information and help on safely extricating yourself from this relationship. Dear Annie: I am 68 and have been dating “Ken,” age 71, for three years. We go out to dinner, movies and sporting events regularly. He’s very generous and kind. I know he takes a lot of medication, so I’ve never questioned what appears to be a lack of interest in sex. Ken’s house is always neat. He told me he has a housekeeper who comes twice a month. She never comes when I’m there, and I had not even thought about her.


For Monday, Feb. 27: Energy combines with drive this year. You will be close to unstoppable when you are focused. If you are single, your strength and awareness make you desirable on yet another level, causing others to feel intimidated. If you are attached, include your significant other more often in your plans. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult Aries (March 21-April 19)  You have the right words to convince another person of how skilled you are. You could be uncomfortable with a boss, no matter how nice he or she is. Tonight: Pick up several items you need. Taurus (April 20-May 20)  You are all smiles, as others let you know that they are there for you. A new interest, be it a person or hobby, seizes your time and attention. Tonight: Whatever makes you smile. Gemini (May 21-June 20)  Listen with a touch of cynicism to news that comes forward. Use a free moment to catch up on another’s news. Tonight: Know what you want. Cancer (June 21-July 22)  Keep the grand plan in your mind’s eye. You could be overwhelmed by everything that is happening, but if you make your goal a high priority, you will be on cruise control. Tonight: Confirm where you are meeting. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)  You are running the show, whether you like it or not. An associate proves to be unusually responsive. Tonight: Working late. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

However, his sister recently informed me that the housekeeper is Ken’s ex-wife. I don’t want to cause any problems in what appears to be a closeknit family, so how should I handle this unexpected news? — Just Another Senior Moment Dear Senior: It’s possible the ex-wife is only cleaning the bedroom, not using it, but still, it’s quite an unusual arrangement, and we think it deserves to be addressed. If you don’t want to implicate his sister, ask Ken when the housekeeper is due to come, as you’d like to meet the woman who keeps his home so neat. When he tells you it’s his ex-wife, ask him to explain his reasoning. — Send questions to, or Annie’s Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190 Chicago, IL 60611.

 See what is happening behind the scenes to gain understanding. Detach and look at the big picture rather than react. Tonight: Brainstorm with a buddy. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)  Resist having an immediate, knee-jerk reaction. A close partner makes demands, and you respond. Discussions put the two of you on different footing. Tonight: Chat over dinner. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)  You might want to see someone take more responsibility. Whenever he or she decides to be more dominant, even if the timing is not suitable for you, let it happen. Tonight: Say “yes” to an invitation. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)  Pace yourself, and know when to stop. You act like your own drill master. You have reasons for this, but at the same time, allow your humanness to come out. Tonight: Easy works. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)  Your creativity flows, which allows a more fun exchange to take place in conversations. You discover how much your attitude can impact others. Tonight: So what if it is Monday? Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  Fundamental issues become very important matters. Though work might be important, basic issues in your home and personal life need to become a high priority. Tonight: Happy at home. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)  Trying to catch the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow is a lovely thought, but it will not happen. You will be happier if you stay realistic in your emotional demands. Tonight: Hang out with a trusted friend.


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Universal Crossword Edited by Timothy E. Parker February 27, 2012

ACROSS 1 Mickey and Mighty 5 Garnish unit 10 A flat, thick piece 14 Scandinavian capital 15 Desire desperately 16 Became tattered 17 Revenuer’s quarry 19 “All ___ being equal ...” 20 Bird related to the cassowary 21 Boot out of office 22 Flooring wood 24 “Deliverance” actor Beatty 25 “Kiss my grits” lady of TV 26 “Last Judgment” chapel 28 Covert get-together 30 Civil Rights org. 32 Links statistic 33 Pod plant 35 Snow runner 36 7-Up alternative 37 Like an unflipped fried egg 40 Did a blacksmith’s job 42 Kickoff gadget 43 Holiday’s yesterday 44 Common

7 Angry monologue 8 “Now ___ seen everything!” 9 Disinfectant 10 Cleaned, as a driveway 11 Sweet sucker 12 Ammo depot 13 Apiary occupant 18 Start to melt 23 Adder relative 26 “The Chronicles of Clovis” writer 27 Time of importance 29 Eyed tuber 31 Balance sheet listing 34 Restaurant order 36 Gave a stage signal 37 Friendly and pleasant 38 Urgent cravings

Market monogram 45 Clues 47 Some swords have two 51 Some arm muscles 53 “To thine ___ self ...” 55 “The Murders in the ___ Morgue” 56 Buoyant wood 57 Baroque chamber instrument 58 Bygone Turkish title 59 “Ali ___ and the Forty Thieves” 60 Overly romantic 63 Citrus fruit variety 64 Distinct musical sounds 65 Silver State tourist destination 66 Make a judgement 67 Earliest stage 68 “Brady Bunch” name DOWN 1 Brief period of time 2 Chemical “twin” 3 Overcast 4 A billion years, in astronomy 5 Bar mitzvah site (Var.) 6 Attica or Leavenworth

39 In a balanced manner 40 “On your mark, get ___, go!” 41 Non-woody vegetation 45 “ ___ dead, Jim.” 46 Evening get-together 48 Showing more age, in a way 49 “Desire Under the Elms” playwright O’Neill 50 Seasoned sailor 52 Forty-niner’s stake 54 Best’s opposite 57 Airport shuttles 59 Begin blooming 61 About 907 kilos 62 Physics unit



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10B MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012 Cars-Imports Cars-Imports


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GMC 2009 Acadia SLT, sunroof, abs, remote start, alloy wheels, On Star, Bose sound, very nice! Stk#490711 only $27,884. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Honda 2009 Accord EX 52K, Alabaster Silver Love Your Car! Apply On-Line At 785-841-0102


Nissan 2007 Versa S, power equip, like new, choose from two starting at only $12,762. stk# 14043. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Porsche 1987 944. Local trade-in priced for quick sale. red, tan interior, 132K miles. Only $2700. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 7 785-856-6100 24/7

Volvo 2003 S80 T6, FWD, Twin Turbo V6, 1owner, Leather, Moon, 17” Alloy, 101K, $9500 View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

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GMC 2009 Acadia SLT, sunroof, abs, remote start, alloy wheels, On Star, Bose sound, very nice! Stk#490711 only $27,884. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Kia 2010 Sportage LX Black Cherry, 49K Lifetime Engine Warranty? Yes!!!

Ford 2009 Escape XLT 52K, Dark Blue Grey See Us Today! Apply On-Line At 785-841-0102

Honda 2009 Civic LX Alabaster Silver, 34K Perfect! And Just for YOU! 785-841-0102 Infiniti 2003 I35. Pearl white with tan leather and moonroof, very popular combination. Essentially same car as a Maxima, but fancier. Very nice sedan w/famous Nissan V6, and automatic. A great buy! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/ /7 Jaguar 2007 X-Type All Wheel Drive. Local car, extremely clean and well equipped. Cream leather interior with heated seats. Traded in on newer Jaguar. Beautiful Dark Chili Red, like new condition. Great price! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7 7

Kia 2006 Amanti Silver, 56K Lifetime Engine Warranty! 785-841-0102 Kia 2008 Spectra EX. ONE owner, NO accident, very clean four door automatic. Still has factory warranty! 32 MPG highway and side airbags. Lot of car for under $10k. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7 Lexus 1999 ES300. Shiny black, tan leather heated seats, and moonroof. GREAT combination! Lexus is always tops in ratings. Automatic and moonroof. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Mazda 2007 Mazda 5 Sport 46K, Brilliant Black 6 Passenger Comfort, Can You Imagine? And Fuel Economy Too! 785-841-0102

Mitsubishi 2008 Ecplise GS 48K, Sunset Pearl Metallic You Have the Right to a Fear-Free Car-Buying Experience! 785-841-0102 Nissan 2001 Altima Limited Edition. Super clean car in silver with gray clean cloth. Automatic, four door with great gas mileage, all for under $5000. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7 Nissan 2003 Maxima GLE in gleaming navy blue. Last year for this super popular body style. Add in gray leather, moonroof, famous Nissan V6, and you have another Rueschhoff rre find! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Nissan 2010 Versa 1.8 S 30K, Brilliant Silver etallic, Swear By Your Car, Not At It! 785-841-0102

Protect Your Vehicle with an Extended Service Contract from Dale Willey Automotive. Call Allen or Tony at 785-843-5200

Saturn 2008 Astra XR 45K, Arctic White Get a “For The People Credit Approval” From The “Dealer For The People” 785-841-0102

Volvo 2007 S-60 2.5T, leather, sunroof, alloy wheels, power equipment, stk#12542 only $17,441. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

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Lincoln 2008 MKX Ultimate Elite Package, power liftgate, 20” wheels, Sync sound, ultra sunroof, leather heated and cooled seats, DVD, navigation, and more! Stk#627841 only $25,302. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

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Jeep 2007 Commander 4x4 Rocky Mountain edition, sunroof, ABS, traction control, alloy wheels, 2nd row bench with a 3rd row, plenty of room. Boston sound, cd changer, and much, much more! Stk#150391 only $16,438. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Jeep 2004 Grand Cherokee Special Edition. Local trade-in, great condition, leather, heated seats, moonroof, and much more. Super SUV at a great price! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7 785-841-0102

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Ford 1998 F150 Nascar Edition, alloy wheels, soft tonneau cover, very nice! You gotta see this one! Stk#520443 only $7,800. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Chrysler 2008 Town & Country Limited, one owner, power lift gate, ABS, traction control, leather heated memory seats, DVD, navigation, loaded up! Stk#537501 only $19,877. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

GM CERTIFIED is not like any other dealer backed warranty. Don’t let the other dealers tell you any different. Dale Willey Automotive is the only dealer in Lawrence that GM Certifies their cars and trucks. Come see the difference!

Dodge 2008 Caravan CV 31K, Bright White Does Your Business Need A Clean Cargo Van? Apply On-Line At 785-841-0102

Call for details. 785-843-5200 ask for Allen


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GMC 2003 Sierra SLE Ext cab, alloy wheels, steering wheels controls, Bose sound system, running boards, tonneau cover, tow pkg, low miles, stk#343682 only $12,800. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Mazda 2003 Tribute alloy wheels, front wheel drive, 4 cylinder, great gas mileage, power equipment, low miles, only $9,833. stk#366681 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Dodge 2010 Caravan’s starting at $17,741.00, stk#13599, 3 to choose from, hurry for best selection on these like new, low miled, vans. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Saturn 2009 Vue 38K, Hybrid, Black Don’t Miss This One! 785-841-0102

Jeep 2009 Wrangler Sahara, 4WD, hard top one owner, only 4K miles, running boards, alloy wheels, and more! You’ve gotta see this one! Stk#533482 only $26,455 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Toyota 2009 Camry LE, very dependable, power equipment and much more, stk#681121 only $16,436. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Buick 2008 Enclave CXL, fwd, room for seven, premium wheels, remote start, sunroof, leather heated seats, navigation, Bose sound and much more, stk#494541 only $24,995. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Cadillac 2005 SRX 76K, White Diamond See Us Today! Apply On-Line At 785-841-0102 Toyota 2009 Camry SE, FWD, 4cyl, Auto, 1owner, Rear Spolier, 17” Alloy, Tint, PW,PL, Cruise, 100K, $14,900 . View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Toyota 2010 Corolla, CE Barcelona Red, 48K Can you believe It?! 785-841-0102

Toyota 2009 Corolla XLE, 4cyl, 27-35MPG, 1owner, CD, PW, PL, Cruise, Only 9448 miles, $14,900. View pictures at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Toyota 2009 Yaris HB 32K, Black Sand We Have Several 2 Door AND 4 Door Hatchbacks To Choose From. See Us Today! Apply On-Line At 785-841-0102

Volkswagen 2009 New Beetle 42K, Candy White, Now More Than Ever, Apply On-Line At 785-841-0102

We buy all Domestic cars, trucks and suvs. Call Jeremy 785-843-3500

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Leader One Financial Corporation Plaintiff, vs. John D. Hadl a/k/a John David Hadl; Tamara Helmar; Tamela L. Hadl a/k/a Tamela Lynn Hadl; Darrell Helmar; Robert Wilson Co., Inc; John Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Mary Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Unknown Spouse, if any, of John Hadl; Unknown Spouse, if any, of Tamara Helmar; Unknown spouse, if any, of Tamela Hadl ; Ted Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Alice Doe (Tenant/Occupant); J. Robert Wilson, Jr.; Unknown Spouse, if any, of Darrell Helmar, Defendants. Case No. 12CV72 Court Number: 1 Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 NOTICE OF SUIT THE STATE OF KANSAS, to the above-named defendants and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or in partnership; the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability; and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any person alleged to be deceased, and all other persons who are or may be concerned. You are notified that a Petition has been filed in the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas, praying to foreclose a real estate mortgage on the following described real estate: Beginning at a point 1229.00 feet East of the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 3, Township 13 South, Range 20 East of the 6th P.M.; thence South 01’25’00 West 348.48 feet; thence East 250.00 feet; thence North 01’25’00 East 348.48 feet; thence West 250.00 feet to the point of beginning, in Douglas County, Kansas, commonly known as 1771 & 1773 North 1500 Road, Lawrence, KS 66046 (the “Property”) and all those defendants who have not otherwise been served are required to plead to the Petition on or before the 9th day of April, 2012, in the District Court of Douglas County,Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Kristen G. Stroehmann (KS # 10551) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (119399) ________

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NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO (Published in the Lawrence ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: Daily Journal-World February 27, 2012) You are hereby notified that on February 23, 2012, a The abandoned property of Petition was filed in this the following tenant will be Court by Judith Ashton, an disposed of on or after heir of Nancy Newlin Ash- March 13, 2012, if not ton, deceased, requesting claimed. the admission to probate of the Will of Nancy Newlin Anthony Bassett, The Oaks Ashton dated August 16, Apartments, 2333 Ridge Ct. 1988, the First Codicil to #6. Last Will of Nancy Newlin Ashton dated October 27, The Oaks Apartments 1993, the Second Codicil to 785-841-5444 Last Will of Nancy Newlin ________ Ashton dated January 15, 1998, and the Third Codicil to Will of Nancy Newlin Ashton dated March 7, 2003, which were filed with the Court on August 16, 2011, for the purpose of preserving the same for record;, that Stewart H. Ashton be appointed as executor, without bond; and that Stewart H. Ashton be granted Letters Testamentary.

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ON THE COVER: Kim McPherson works out with her kids, counterclockwise from top left, Brittany Hoffman, 11, Alyssa Hoffman, 8, and Matt Hoffman, 5, to Let’s Dance 3 in their Lawrence home on Jan. 31. McPherson says she’s lost about 130 pounds in the last 5 years from working out and has recently begun incorporating Let’s Dance into her workout as a fun way to exercise with her kids. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

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t seems like everywhere I have gone this winter, I’ve seen infinity scarves. I have a lot of scarves, but this continuous loop of fabric was one kind that I lacked. Most infinity scarves I’ve seen have been either knitted or made of jersey material. One day, I got the idea to make one with lace. This one still has some fullness to it, but the lace also adds an airiness.



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THIS INFINITY SCARF is made with lace fabric rather than jersey like most you can buy. 3. Fold the long rectangle in half lengthwise, right sides together — the seam just sewn should be on the side facing out. Pin or clip together — if your lace has large holes, binder clips are a good alternative. 4. Sew a seam along the long, nonfolded edge, using a straight stitch and a 1/2inch seam. 5. Turn the tube right-side out. 6. This is the part where you sew the ends together to make the scarf a loop, and it a little tricky to describe, but here goes: Align the open edges with seams together. Starting at the seam, you’ll sew a straight stitch with about a 1/2-inch seam

allowance along the wrong side of the tube. Continue sewing, matching edges together, until you can’t sew any more without catching the rest of the scarf in the seam. Stop and take the scarf off the machine. 7. The seam you just sewed is inside out. Flip it to right-side out through the hole left unsewn. 8. Hand sew the hole closed, and you’re done. Show off your handiwork around town. — Go! editor Katie Bean can be reached at 832-6361. Follow her at

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Massage therapist gets people out of knots BY CHANSI LONG


endy Morgan recognized the benefits of massage at a young age: As a child she would massage her mother’s feet, rub her grandmother’s arms and legs and work out the kinks in her friends’ shoulders at basketball practice in middle school. Now Morgan is working out peoples’ knots as a professional massage therapist at Massage Envy. According to Andy Sherman, clinic administrator, Morgan is one of the most requested masseuses he has. And Morgan is just as attached to her clients as they are to her. “I get to know them,” she says. “I get to know their problem areas and their bodies and what kind of pressure they prefer. “I have the most appreciative clients … they leave very satisfied … and that’s a good feeling.” There’s a famous episode of “Seinfeld” called “the Masseuse” in which Jerry dates a massage therapist who refuses to give him a massage. One of the defining themes through the show is that Jodi, the girlfriend, is too tired to perform what she’s best at for Jerry. Morgan says her husband knows that feeling. “We have a standing joke,” says Morgan. “I’ll tell someone I’m a massage therapist, and he’ll say ‘What? You’re a massage therapist?’ Because he doesn’t get to reap the benefits.” More than 70 people per month reap the benefits, and one of them is Jane Garvin. She has been receiving massages from Morgan since 2005. Morgan was still training at Pinnacle Career Institute then, and she asked Garvin to be a practice subject. Morgan’s intention did not have a selfish root. At the time, Garvin was mourning her mother, who had just died, as well as grieving for an ill sister, who died soon after. Garvin had been internalizing the stress of both traumas. She was tense and she was in pain. And then she saw Morgan. “She was good from the beginning,” says Garvin. “She could figure out where I was hurting. She’s intuitive, she’s good about asking where you have your issues, but she’s also done enough school and enough massage that she pays attention. It’s not just rote.” Morgan’s skilled hands have helped knead out pain and locate problems at

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LAWRENCE MASSAGE THERAPIST MENDY MORGAN is pictured on Feb. 15 at Massage Envy, 4931 W. Sixth St. “It’s pretty much a no-stress job,” said Morgan. their source. She does not assume that the location of a pain is the same as its source. One case Morgan fondly remembers is of a sign language interpreter who had come to her in deep agony. The client’s arms were aching so much that she was certain she would have to quit her job. Morgan gave her a massage. She found knots in the woman’s shoulders and neck, working them out so that the client was able to return back to work painlessly on Monday. But not everyone enjoys massage. Morgan’s father, for instance, will only let her work on him if he’s really hurting. And some people can never relax. Morgan has developed methods to help people wind down: in addition to the low music, dim lights and calm environment, she reminds them to breathe slowly and deeply, and she begins with slow strokes. Still, most people keep at least one part of their body tense: a fist clenched, or an arm raised, gripping the table. Even so, the majority of people are

like Jerry Seinfeld. At parties, friends will thrust hands and arms and shoulders at Morgan, hoping she’ll do her magic. She has a friend who puts out her hands every time she comes over. And Morgan’s son, Chase, 10, has been receiving massages from Morgan since he was a baby. “If I have my massage table out, he

climbs right up and he lays face down,” says Morgan. “He wants me to rub his back a lot of nights before he goes to bed.” But Chase repays the favor. “He has the perfect size little elbows that will get the knots in my shoulders,” says Morgan. Like his mother, he knows the benefits of massage at a young age.



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Stomping grounds of the young Langston Hughes BY MARGIE CARR


ow and then it is helpful to remind ourselves of some of the great people who have called Lawrence home over the years. One of our town’s most famous sons, Langston Hughes, would have turned 110 years old on Feb. 1, and what better way to honor the writer and leader of the Harlem Renaissance than to recall some of the events which helped define him, and visiting the locales where those incidents occurred? “Langston Hughes is one of the most important people to be shaped by the Lawrence community,” says Hughes scholar Denise Low. “Lawrence and his grandmother’s household were his home base until he was a teenager.” Although neither of the places he called home are still standing (732 Ala. and 731 N.Y.), there remain several buildings that were important to the poet and writer during his time in Lawrence. While he doesn’t mention the Carnegie Library specifically, no doubt he spent many hours at the building at Ninth and Vermont streets. In his autobiography, “The Hughes Big Sea,” he writes: “When I was in the second grade, my grandmother took me to Lawrence to raise me. And I was unhappy for a long time, and very lonesome, living with my grandmother. Then it was that books began to happen to me, and I began to believe in nothing but books and the wonderful world in books.” Hughes’ life with his grandmother was, by all accounts, stark. Not only was she emotionally distant, money was scarce. “My grandmother was very proud,” wrote Hughes. “She tried to make a living by renting rooms to college students from Kansas University; or by renting out half her house to a family. … We were never quite sure the white mortgage man was not going to take the house. And sometimes, on that account, we would have very little to eat, saving to pay the interest.” Hughes’ grandmother died when he was 12, and he moved into the home of James and Mary Reed, who were members of St. Luke’s AME Church, 900 N.Y. Hughes loved the Reeds, and he writes fondly of them in “The Big Sea.” He also writes of “Auntie” Reed’s desire for him to be saved, and of the revival at the church “to bring the young lambs to the fold” when he was 13. “My aunt told me that when you were saved you saw a light, and something happened to you inside! And Jesus

WRITER LANGSTON HUGHES LIVED in Lawrence as a child and attended St. Luke’s AME Church, 900 N.Y., shown above and at right in 2010. The homes he lived in, at 732 Ala. and 731 N.Y., are no longer standing. came into your life! And God was with you from then on!” he writes. “She said you could see and hear and feel Jesus in your soul. I believed her. I had heard a great many old people say the same thing, and it seemed to me they ought to know. So I sat there calmly in the hot, crowded church waiting for Jesus to come to me. … Finally all the young people had gone to the altar and were saved, but one boy and me.” Hughes writes of waiting to see Jesus but that he never appeared. So finally, “to save further trouble,” he got up to be saved. “Suddenly the whole room broke into a sea of shouting, as they saw me rise. Waves of rejoicing swept the place.” Later that evening Langston writes that he went home and cried. While his aunt attributed his tears to the holy spirit, Hughes admits that he cried because he “couldn’t bear to tell her that I had lied.” His aunt attended services and Sunday school every week, but his uncle did not. “In fact, he washed his overalls every Sunday morning (a grievous sin) in a big iron pot in the back yard … But

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both of them were very good and kind — the one who went to church and the one who didn’t. And no doubt from them I learned to like both Christians and sinners equally well.” Historical accounts suggest that Hughes was a quiet child. Former teachers and friends, mentioned in Arnold Rampersad’s biography (Oxford Press, 2002) remember him as a “gentle” and “lonely” soul.

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IN HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY, “THE BIG SEA,” Hughes writes: “When I was in the second grade, my grandmother took me to Lawrence to raise me. And I was unhappy for a long time, and very lonesome, living with my grandmother. Then it was that books began to happen to me, and I began to believe in nothing but books and the wonderful world in books.” He probably spent time feeding his passion for books at the Carnegie Library, 200 W. Ninth St.



“Langston was ‘a very hardworking boy,’ who apparently never studied much but was brilliant, always near the top of the class,” recalled a childhood friend, John Taylor. Despite his reserved nature, Hughes was not about to let an injustice go unchallenged, and such was the case when he was a middle-schooler and attended the integrated Central School, at the corner of Ninth and Kentucky streets. One day his teacher placed all of the black students in their own row. Langston organized a quiet protest and rebuke of the teacher’s actions by printing cards that said JIM CROW ROW and placing them on each black child’s desk. He was expelled and was readmitted only after several community leaders spoke on his behalf. Lawrence gets to claim one of the most important writers of the 20th century, and we could argue that it is here he first discovered his voice. These stories suggest this is where he discovered a love of the printed word, he first pondered spiritual questions and he recognized his power to effect change. We could also argue that his spirit is alive and well because of what the buildings that stood during his lifetime mean to others who are living today: “I so appreciate Hughes’ innovations in so many areas of literature — spoken word with music, drama, journalism, translation, poetry and fiction and memoir,” says Low. “Because so many of the buildings are still standing in Lawrence, I feel his presence, and it is inspirational for writers.”

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Teen denies wrongdoing after stealing iPhone Dear Dr. Wes and Miranda: Our 16-year-old daughter recently “found” someone’s iPhone in the locker room. So she took it. The next day, we received a call from an upset parent from the other team after their GPS traced the phone to our house! We confronted our daughter, who eventually handed over  the phone. However, the parents contacted school officials, and she was suspended for three days. Her only explanation: “What ever happened to finders keepers, losers weepers? Things get taken from me all the time and no one gets in trouble. If I found $500 lying around on the ground, would I keep it? Yes. I wouldn’t rob anyone, but if I find something, it’s mine.” We say she was at a school function and  she took another athlete’s phone, disgracing her school, her family and most importantly herself, and that stealing is a crime. We grounded her for  10 days, took her laptop and phone and required her to write a letter of apology to her coach and athletic director. She refuses to  acknowledge wrongdoing. Is this normal? Dr. Wes: Normal, yes. Acceptable, no. I’m continually frustrated with teen ethics these days surrounding cheating, lying and stealing. At one point teens only deemed acceptable to steal from Walmart on the contention that it was a giant multinational corporation that exploited workers and customers. Somehow that was seen as turnabout being fair play, when in fact it was simply stealing. Now, kids seem to be equally willing to steal from friends, to cheat with each other’s boy- or girlfriends, or on tests, and to generally write off bad ethics with a passage from a mythical book of excuses. Your daughter’s $500 point is ridiculous because she could easily find the owner of the phone but could not trace money. Would she have run someone’s Visa card if she found it? Wait … I don’t even want to know.

Double TAKE DR. WES CRENSHAW AND MIRANDA DAVIS Frankly, I’m more surprised at your parenting than I am her behavior. You’ve done a right fine job of sending a message to your daughter, and you should not worry about whether it was received by her 16-year-old ears. When she grows up, hits 25 and her brain finishes developing, she’ll look back with shame and guilt and see your parenting as awe-inspiring, just as I do now. Tell her that she got off easy this time, and the next occasion she’s caught engaged in sociopathic behavior, you’re going to double all the punishments. And mention that if she gets caught shoplifting (which I’ll bet she will), you’ll be docking her financially for the legal expenses and doing nothing but providing her with due process. No getting her off easy, no talking to the store manager, no begging for mercy. That’s the mistake too many parents make, and all that does is reinforce bad behavior with a pat on the head. Finally, don’t feel bad that your daughter has done this. It’s all too common. But I think I speak for all of us law-abiding citizens in thanking you for trying to raise a young person with integrity. Don’t worry, she’ll get there.

Miranda: The last time I recall “finders keepers, losers weepers” being in force was in kindergarten. You’re right, your daughter is in denial about the consequences of her actions. Even if the phone was “found,” it was not hers to keep. It was someone else’s to lose. IPhones don’t just appear out of thin air, and it was obvious that it belonged to another person. She knew that but decided to do it anyway. Perhaps she does not understand the value of something like a $200 dollar phone. You could suggest the idea of a job and have her pay retroactively for her phone (once she gets it back after being grounded). Then she may value it and understand how unfair it would be if someone stole it. At $7.25 an hour, that may be a strong push in getting across the ideas you have been attempting to enforce. I have no doubt she knows what she did was wrong, but if she admits that, then she has to also admit to the scandal her bad decision caused. Make sure you reinforce the idea that this is no one’s fault but her own. If she continues to believe that it’s the other girl’s fault for leaving it there, or her parents’ fault for “tattling,” then she won’t truly understand the effect of her actions. I wouldn’t lift her grounding; her suspension, her disgrace, the ability to play for her team and any resulting punishments are all on her shoulders because of her choice. Stealing is a bad habit to get into, and as Wes notes, can result in much more serious consequences than a three-day suspension. It could result in probation or even time in detention. And if Wes is correct that she’s been lifting merchandise, too, you might want to do a “random receipt check” when she goes shopping just to be safe. She won’t like the  punishments now, but it is necessary to raise the cost on this behavior. — Send your confidential 200-word question on adolescence and parenting to

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Barley a bulk bin bargain buy BY SARAH HENNING


ome of the best deals to be had in the bulk bin area of the grocery store are grains. From mild to toasty to hearty, you can find several kinds, mixed right in with beans, nuts, flours and other great staples. A super underrated member of the bulk bin grain crowd? Barley. An old and important cereal grain, barley was one of the first purposely cultivated foods in the “Fertile Crescent” of the present day Middle East. It has been used as currency and to make both bread and beer by ancient societies. These days it’s been largely replaced by wheat in many of its original uses. And, like wheat, it is a grass-related grain and does contain gluten, meaning those who are sensitive to the protein should avoid barley, despite its other benefits. One cup cooked pearl (polished) barley has 193 calories, 1 gram of fat, 6 grams of fiber, 12 percent of your daily iron, 20 percent of your daily manganese and 19 percent of your daily selenium. As for price, you can easily get a bulk pound for less than $3. To simply cook barley, soak it in 1 inch of water overnight. Next, drain and put it in a medium pot with 1 cup of water. Bring the water to a

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ROAD TO HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS Lawrence residents share journeys toward shedding more than 100 pounds each

LARRY ANDREWS Weight lost: 105 lbs.



his is the place in the year where New Year’s resolutions come to die. Climbing every mountain and fording every stream sounded great at the beginning of January. Now, it turns out, those things are a lot of work. Two Lawrence residents, Larry Andrews and Kim McPherson, set goals to lose weight — a lot of it — and they have stuck with those goals for more than a year. They hope that their stories will help others to do the same. LARRY ANDREWS, LOST 105 LBS. “Keep on the right side of the grass,” is what Larry Andrews has been telling himself every day for the past year as he has embarked on his biggest weight loss journey ever. He has lost weight before, but this time it is different. “I wanted to be healthier to share time with my grandkids,” he said. “Everybody knows they need to lose weight — they just need to make up their mind that they’re going to do it.” Andrews, who is 65, and his wife, Sue, moved back to Lawrence from Washington state in January 2011 to be closer to their grandchildren — four of them, ages 4 to 6. Shortly after they moved, Andrews made up his own mind about losing weight and joined Metabolic Research Center (MRC) to help. He has been on diets before and has lost 70 pounds more than once, but he says that he did not choose healthy ways to lose the weight, so he gained it back.

“The weight comes on a lot easier than it goes off,” Andrews said. He says he liked the plan at MRC because the meals are protein-based, and most of what he eats is the same as the rest of the family. Sue prepared most of the meals for both of them, and he credits her a great deal for helping him succeed with eating correctly. But the food was only part of the equation. In March 2011, Andrews started walking for exercise. He is an engineer for Honeywell, so he enjoyed keeping statistics on his exercise, heart rate and blood pressure. From March through December, he estimates that he walked nearly 900 miles. Most of his walks were 4 to 4.5 miles each, and sometimes in nice weather he walked 7 miles at a time. “I just think when I’m out there walking. I get the blood oxygen flowing, and I can solve some problems,” he said. He knew from his previous attempts that the weight doesn’t always come off in big hunks. “You’re going to have plateaus, just expect them, don’t be discouraged by them,” he said. “You’re still going at a downward slope. Stick it out, it will work.” As his health improved during the year, Andrews found ways to involve his family in his exercise. He and his son and daughter-in-law have taken the grandchildren geocaching on trails in and around Lawrence. Hiking always has been a hobby for him, and now that he is healthier, he says it is much easier and much more enjoyable. He looks forward to discovering new trails this year, especially after his retirement in July.

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Motivation: Being with four grandchildren, looking better, feeling better Food plan: Home-cooked meals, Metabolic Research Center Exercise: 4- to 7-mile walks, hiking, geocaching Advice: “Everybody knows they need to lose weight. They just need to make up their mind that they’re going to do it.”

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Larry Andrews hiking in Mount Rainier National Park in 2007, above, and a recent photo, left, in which he’s about 105 pounds lighter.

This diet hasn’t only changed his physical lifestyle, but he says it also has changed his mindset. “Before, I always thought, ‘I can get rid of that weight, I can lose it again.’ Now, I think, ‘I don’t need that piece of cake or those potato chips,’” he said.

KIM MCPHERSON, LOST 55 LBS. IN 2011 AND A TOTAL OF 130 LBS. SINCE 2007 Kim McPherson had been slowly shedding the weight she gained after having three children. In 2011, she decided it

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was time to take her weight loss to the next level. “I was tired of making excuses for myself,” she said. “The only person who can make a difference in your life is you. Nobody else is going to make that happen for you.” McPherson had tried diets in the past, with varying degrees of success. She started running three years ago

during a stressful time in her life and even ran a halfmarathon two years ago. But she realized that she had other reasons to lose more weight: her children and two step-children. “I want to do things with my kids. I don’t enjoy it as much as I would if I were at a healthier weight. I wanted to be able to fully enjoy them and the activities I do with them,” she said. The family has a ski boat and enjoys skiing together, and McPherson and several of the children play on softball and baseball teams. Being physically active wasn’t the hard part for McPherson, so she decided to ramp it up in the name of health. She began doing the P90X, a 90-day plan of six-dayper-week home video workouts. She set small goals for herself, like making it through the first week, then the second week, and eventually she did the whole 90 days. She lost 20 pounds during that time — so she decided to do it again. During that second 90 days, she joined the Center for Nutrition in Topeka to help her change her eating habits. “The biggest reason I succeeded this time as opposed to in the past is that I got the workouts going first, then tackled the food,” McPherson said. She liked that the Center for Nutrition gave her different nutrition information to learn each week so she could absorb it over time. “The calorie part was probably the biggest shock,” she said. “I was eating double what I needed. It changed my view on how much my body needs.” She has started serving herself meals on smaller plates, and she has learned proper portion sizes, so she eats all of the same food she serves her family. McPherson wants to lose an additional 30 to 35 pounds this year, hoping to reach her ideal weight in time for her 40th birthday in September. Since Christmas, she has incorporated “Just Dance 3” on the Wii with her children as part of her workouts. She says that being able to exercise at home not only has helped her stick with the program, but also has allowed her to spend time with the children, who often play or study in the same room while she works out. Keeping that connection and playing the Wii have made her weight loss a family affair. “The main thing I’ve learned about myself is that if I set a goal, I can make it,” she said. “When I feel myself struggling, my husband is there to say, ‘Yes you can.’”

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Lawrence author distills advice into ‘Marriage Rules’ BY MARGIE CARR


linical psychologist, best-selling author and relationship expert Harriet Lerner, of Lawrence, has just released her 11th book, “Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and Coupled Up” (Gotham Books, 2012). And just as its title suggests, the compact book teaches readers how to stay connected to their partners. How to navigate this most intimate and complicated of relationships, giving the best of ourselves without sacrificing our core values, beliefs and priorities. Lerner got the idea for her marriage manual from food writer Michael Pollan’s book “Food Rules.” “He has 64 healthful rules Lerner for living that are really clever and fun,” says Lerner. “Rules like, ‘Don’t buy cereal that changes the color of the milk.’ While reading his book, I got inspired to do the same for the married and coupled up. “I wanted to write a book that distills the endless theories about relationships into useful ‘how-to’s,’” says Lern-

er. “Couples are operating in a time famine. People under stress don’t need to plow through theories. They need a user-friendly format, a book they can just jump into.” Her simple idea turned into a more complicated endeavor than she expected, with the book taking 14 months to complete. “Next to my first book, ‘Dance of Anger,’ this was the most difficult,” she says. “It was a challenge to write so many rules without making the reader feel pummeled.” Like her earlier works, Lerner succeeds in injecting humor into the text, organizing the 106 rules under 10 broader, more general topics such as:

Children: “Don’t let the inmates run the asylum”

Listening: “Overcome your Listening Deficit Disorder”

Sex: “Forget About Normal Sex!”

A distant partner: “Call off the Chase!” There’s also the chapter “Dial Down the Criticism,” dedicated to those who want to believe that their criticism of their partner is merely helpful advice: “Get bite marks on your tongue,” says Lerner. “If you take away just one thing from this book, let it be this,” she writes on page 24. “No one can survive a marriage (at least not happily) if they feel more judged than admired.”

Also helpful is Rule No. 10: Be The One To Change First. “You are the only person you can change,” she writes. “If you want a recipe for relationship failure, just wait for the other person to change first.” Since the book’s release earlier this year, she has heard from couples already benefiting from the wisdom she has accumulated through her 40-plus years as a therapist, and decades-long marriage to husband, Steve, who has a starring role in some of the rules. “Some couples are choosing one rule that they each want their partner to follow for one month,” says Lerner. “Taking the suggestions one at a time is very helpful because when people try to change too much too fast, it usually doesn’t work.” She also notes that “Marriage Rules” can be read by just one person. “While it takes two to couple up, it takes only one person to make things a whole lot better,” she says. But couples experiencing stress aren’t the only ones who will benefit from Lerner’s manual. “No marriage is perfect,” she says. “Most of us enter marriage brimming with optimism and good will, but real life is messy and complicated, and paradoxically, it is in our most intimate relationships that we are the least likely to be our most mature selves.”

Black experiences explored in books for children BY SARAH BRYAN MILLER, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH


hen my family moved to Chicago in the late 1960s, our neighbor Ginny, picking up on my mother’s Southern accent, missed no opportunity to criticize “Rebel” racism. But when my mother described her loving relationship with Sally, her grandmother’s black cook, Ginny gasped: “You touched one? How could you touch one?” The ugly truth of Northern bigotry is just one of the facts no longer off-limits for children’s books. This month, Black History Month, brings scores of books dealing with the black experience in America. Here are several worth reading at any time of the year. “Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation and Civil Rights in the Jim Crow Years” (by Linda Barrett Osborne; Abrams, 128 pages, ages 12 and up, $24.95) explores Northern bigotry along with the familiar pain of the Southern variety. The illustrations, from historic photos to a 1926 rejection notice from a famed music school, help to tell the tale. For younger readers, “We March” (story and illustrations by Shane W. Evans; Macmillan, 32 pages, ages 4 to 7, $16.99) gives a simply worded, colorfully illustrated view of a family’s preparation for and participation in the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I have a dream” speech. Another Evans book, “Underground,” last month won the Coretta

Scott King Award for illustration. When Henry Brown’s wife and children were sold, the slave was desperate enough to have himself nailed into a box and shipped from Richmond to Philadelphia. “Freedom Song: The Story of Henry ‘Box’ Brown” (by Sally M. Walker, illustrated by Sean Qualls; HarperCollins, 40 pages, ages 4 to 8, $17.99) tells Brown’s true story in terms of the songs he sang: work songs, freedom songs and psalms. Qualls’ watercolors are joined seamlessly with the story, a quietly powerful indictment of the evils of slavery. “Jazz Age Josephine: Dancer, singer-who’s that, who? Why, that’s MISS Josephine Baker, to you!” (by Jonah Winter, illustrations by Marjorie Priceman; Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 40 pages, ages 4 to 8, $16.99) is long on title but short in length. The story, written in bluesy verse, tells of Josephine Baker’s hard early life in St. Louis, and her life as a Jazz Age icon in Paris. Priceman’s vivid, fun-filled illustrations are the best part of the book. Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault not only lived through the Civil Rights era; she helped make that history, as one of the first two black students admitted (reluctantly) to the University of Georgia. “To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement” (Flash Point, 208 pages, ages 12 and up, $22.99) is her first-person account of that era, taking readers through the pivotal years of freedom riders and marchers and school integration. Pages from The New York Times help to set the tone.


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“Freedom’s a-Callin Me” (by Ntozake Shange, illustrations by Rod Brown; HarperCollins, 32 pages, ages 8 to 12, $16.99)

“What Color Is My World?

The Lost History of AfricanAmerican Inventors” (by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld, illustrated by Ben Boos and A.G. Ford; Candlewick Press, 44 pages, ages 8 to 14, $17.99)

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Planning for healthy lifestyle is the first step


think that it must be something in the water. Or perhaps it’s an airborne kind of thing. I really don’t know. But what I do know is that lately there are an awful lot of people running around, berating themselves for not going to the gym, for falling off of Weight Watchers and for letting themselves get out of shape in the first place. You know who you are. And if you see yourself in any of those scenarios, then it’s time to channel that negativity into something productive and positive. It’s time to sit down and really think about that goal plan that you initiated back when we started this, in November. Yes, November. You remember. We sat down, and I wrote and you read and then we began our new and exciting fit lifestyle together? OK, I know that you meant to, but you couldn’t envision it just then? I could! So let’s see what a little positive visualization can do for us. Get out of your own way!

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Change up your playlist and get excited about moving! Grab your weights and get strong: A pound of muscle consumes twice as many calories as fat. Try a new workout class: boxing, Zumba, interval — there’s something for everyone. Create mini-workouts throughout your day: 20 squats here, 20 push-ups there and a brisk walk around the block are all small things that can add up to big differences. MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT’S ALL ABOUT ATTITUDE I can’t stress this enough. If you think you can’t, you won’t. It’s as simple as that. If you can’t shake a negative attitude, then it will be an uphill battle all the way. Lose that “all or nothing” mentality. You didn’t get out of shape overnight, and you won’t wake up as a triathlete tomorrow. But you can make those small changes that will yield you big results because you really, really want this. You do, I know you do. — Jennifer Osborn can be reached at




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couple weeks ago, Lawrence resident Pamela Brown got to cross an item off her bucket list. This 30-year-old hairstylist and fashionista hopped off the plane at La Guardia airport in New York City on Feb. 10 and headed straight for an Express photo shoot. A couple days later, she assisted Peter Gray, a highly respected coif creator, on a Badgley Mischka runway show. Yes, that’s right — Brown, who works at Lou and Co Hair Studio at 31st and Iowa streets, got to do what only a handful of hopeful hairstylists get to do in a lifetime: she worked New York Fashion Week. She was invited after impressing Gray during a fall Aveda hair show in Minneapolis. “I’ve never worked so hard in my life. It’s so cutthroat there,” she said. “I didn’t talk, and I didn’t complain; I just listened.” Badgley Mischka showcased an array of metallics and furs for fall 2012, and trends are showing nudes and pastels as being “in” for spring 2012. Pamela says she thinks color blocking, pairing large blocks of complimentary colors together,

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will still be a trend to follow during in the fall, but she’s hoping for a bit of a different color blocking approach. “Pastels will be huge in the spring, and so will color blocking. What I’d like to see is color blocking pastels with pops of neon,” she explained. As for the “nude color” trend, I have to admit, it scares me. My fair-skinned,

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are screaming with delight. But what about right now? What’s “in” at this moment? What were the audience members wearing to runway shows? A lot of scarves, a lot of neutrals, and, because it’s New York, a lot of black. “Lawrence does a really good job of keeping up with fashion. I feel like we have a pretty good handle on what’s ‘in.’ People who were watching the shows look like people walking around the streets here,” Pamela said. While I do believe Lawrence is an anomaly when it comes to fashion in the Midwest, Pamela noted that high fashion is becoming accessible to the everyday person. Labels like Prada and Burberry have started offering live streams of their New York Fashion Week runway shows, and some designers have begun advanced contemporary categories of labels that cost less than high-end designer collections. So, you heard it here first (maybe): 2012 is going to be all about nudes, pastels, metallics, free-flowing hair and accessibility to high fashion. Bring it on. — Ali Edwards can be reached at

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Balance key for preschool readiness BY FAMILY FEATURES


Beatles ringtones now available Hello hello? Beatles fans can now set their cellphones to alert them to incoming calls with “Hello Goodbye,” take a call from IT support with “Help!” or signal a call from an angry partner with “We Can Work It Out” as the Fab Four’s music has become available for the first time as cellphone ring tones. The group has licensed ring tones from its 27 U.S. and British No. 1 hits, from “Love Me Do” in 1962 through “Hello Goodbye” in 1967 to “The Long and Winding Road” in 1970, replicating the track lineup of the “1” compilation CD, which just surpassed 12 million copies sold in the U.S. since its release in 2000.

hat does being ready for elementary school really mean? It used to mean starting the first day of school with all the supplies on the list, but now we know so much more about how young children’s brains develop. More and more parents are aware of the positive effects of a high quality early childhood education for their child’s success. This knowledge has also led to extra emphasis on acquiring academic skills. Experts suggest parents take a step back and look for programs with a balanced approach to school readiness. “With young children, everything is connected: their minds, bodies and emotions; creativity, happiness, security and intellectual progress,” says Dr. Robert Needlman, author and nationally acclaimed pediatrician. “A balanced approach to readiness celebrates this reality about children. It’s our best hope for turning out students who can think, feel and act independently and effectively.” CHOOSING A PRESCHOOL Dr. Joanne Nurss, professor emeritus of educational psychology at Georgia State University in Atlanta and former director of the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, has conducted extensive research and published numer-

ous articles in the field of children’s literacy development. Dr. Nurss encourages parents to look for high-quality early childhood education programs with the following criteria:

Physical Development: Is indoor and outdoor physical activity part of the daily schedule? With childhood obesity on the rise and research that shows that movement plays a role in early brain development, daily exercise such as running, stretching or even dance should be a part of the curriculum.

Social-Emotional Development: Does the curriculum include programs specifically designed to nurture your child’s social and emotional development? Look for programs that promote an understanding of concepts like friendship, generosity and honesty.

Creative Development: Are enrichment programs such as art and music woven into the day’s activities? Young children naturally engage in creative activity in their day-to-day thinking, but ongoing enrichment activities lay the foundation for later creative skills.

Academic Development: Does the classroom teaching method go beyond basic memorization to encourage concept mastery? Academic success is not just about fact memorization. Learning how to think critically, use mathematical concepts and expand listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will help your child develop a love of learning.

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Lawrence Journal-World 02-27-12  

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