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Most sex predators never make it out of treatment More have died while in Kansas program than have been released since it began By Shaun Hittle sdhittle@ljworld.com

A Douglas County jury recently found that 42-year-old Kodi Thomas was a sexually violent predator and sent him into state custody for treatment. Thomas, convicted of at-

tempted rape and burglary in 1996, will join 216 other sex offenders at the Larned State Hospital in the Sexual Predator Treatment Program. A look at the numbers shows Thomas likely will spend many years in treatment before he’ll be released into society, if he ever is.

More people have actually died from natural causes while in the program than have been released since the program’s inception in 1994, according to the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Seventeen have died; three have been released.

“You don’t get out of here,” said Mark Brull, a convicted sex offender confined to the program on and off since 1999. During that time, Kansas has spent roughly $700,000, or about $60,000 per year, treating Brull, who was convicted of aggravated sexual

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Number of offenders in the battery and indecent solicitaKansas Sexual Predator Treatment tion of a child in 1997. Program “It’s a very expensive ! 2006: 151 warehouse,” Brull said. ! 2007: 160 Enacted in 1994, the Sexual ! 2008: 167 Predator Act allows an av! 2009: 180 enue for prosecutors to in! 2010: 195 definitely hold convicted sex ! 2011: 214 ! 2020: 370 (estimated) Please see TREATMENT, page 2A

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Students offer Kan. history refresher By Christine Metz cmetz@ljworld.com

Happy Kansas Day! As Kansas enters its 151st year, we thought everyone could use a refresher on our state facts. We visited with local fourth-graders, who just so happen to be studying Kansas history. Here’s what they had to share:

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Raylin Parker, Broken Arrow “Kansas is part of Tornado Alley.”

Allie Grammer, Broken Arrow “One of Kansas’ facts is we Haley Lockwood-Peterson, Broken Arrow are one of the most-farming “Amelia Earhart was born in states.” Kansas.”

THOMAS ADKINS, LEFT, AND DARRELL HARDEN, WHO WORK for Steve Dick Masonry of Olathe, lay bricks for the new Dillons store Thursday in the 1800 block of Massachusetts Street. Payroll totals in 2010 for the construction industry in Douglas County shrank by almost $29 million compared with 2005, according to a new U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis study.

Report shows area industries with growing, shrinking compensation By Chad Lawhorn clawhorn@ljworld.com

It is a magic trick even Houdini would be proud of: pop one bubble and make nearly $29 million worth of paychecks disappear. A new set of federal numbers provide a glimpse at just how much Douglas County workers and businesses have suffered following the bursting of the housing bubble and the recession that ensued. In 2010, the payroll totals for Douglas County’s construction industry

had shrunk by $28.9 million compared with what they were in 2005, according to a new study from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Construction workers were hit the hardest, but they certainly weren’t alone. The BEA’s County Compensation report found that 633 counties in the country — out of just more than 3,100 nationwide — saw total countywide compensation numbers decrease in 2010. And, yep, you guessed it, Douglas County found itself in the losing category. Here’s a look at other findings from

the report. The report only provides data through 2010, but as they say in kindergarten classes and Soviet soup lines, you get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit.

Light paychecks Total compensation, which includes wages and employee benefits such as 401(k) contributions and health insurance premiums, checked in at $2.165 billion in Douglas County in 2010. That’s down less than 1 percent from the $2.166 billion paid in Please see PAYROLLS, page 2A

Morgan Hunt, Broken Arrow “One fact about Kansas is that the state bird is the Western Meadowlark.”

Reid Plinsky, Sunset Hill “My best Kansas fact is that on the Oregon Trail, the wagons could hold about 2,000 pounds.”

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Eliot Terkildsen, Broken Arrow “Kansas is in the middle of the USA.”

Ava-Davis Leffler, Sunset Hill “Did you know that Kansas’ most famous animal is the buffalo?”

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Kids Alive International reaches out to children in 14 Third World countries By Christine Metz cmetz@ljworld.com

On the wall in Carol Schaub’s study is a map of the world. Pinned to it are all the countries where Carol and her husband, Sherry, sponsor children through Kids Alive International. Displayed around the map

are the children’s pictures, about a dozen of them from Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Each year, Carol updates the photos, which come with an annual report on how each child is faring emotionally, spiritually and educationally. “We rescue children at risk,” Sherry Schaub said. “If

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ROBERT H. ‘BOB’ BLANK Memorial services for Robert H. “Bob” Blank, 83, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Plymouth Congregational Church, with the Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey officiating. The family will receive friends in the Mayflower Room of the church following the service. Mr. Blank died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 16, 1928, in Sedan, Kan., the son of Merrell and Lela Hurst Blank. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 195053, and attained the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Blank was a professional photographer, and owned and operated Hixon Studio & Camera Shop for over 40 years. He was a member of Rotary International, and volunteered at the Lawrence Humane Society. He enjoyed tennis, water skiing at Lake Dabinawa, and was a lifeguard at Jayhawk Plunge. He enjoyed animals, especially his dogs, and most

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offenders, such as Brull and Thomas, past their prison sentences because they have been identified as a continuing threat to the community. In Thomas’ case, a psychologist testified that Thomas made numerous statements about intentions to commit sexual assaults if he were released from prison. Blank The idea is to treat the offenders at Larned and then home. eventually send them back Other survivors include into the community once two sons, Rob, Lawrence, they no longer pose a risk. and Randall and wife Betty, But the program has efLodi, Calif;, a daughter, Sheri fectively become a one-way Robertson, Houston; three street, with about 16 offendgrandchildren, Kimberly ers per year being committed Green, and Madelyn and to the program since 2009 Julia Blank; and one great and few ever leaving. grandson, Kollin Green. Current growth projecHe was preceded in death tions estimate that the proby his parents. gram, which is already over Memorial contributions capacity, will grow to more may be made to the Lawthan 370 residents by 2020, rence Humane Society, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral said Angela de Rocha, SRS spokeswoman. Home, 601 Indiana St., LawIn September, SRS, which rence, KS, 66044. operates the $13 millionOnline condolences may a-year program, asked the be sent for free to www. Kansas Legislature for an adrumsey-yost.com. Please sign this guestbook ditional $2 million for facility upgrades to accommodate at obituaries.ljworld.com. the anticipated growth. Kansas is one of 20 states in the country to enact a sexually violent predator law, and the growth combined with few importantly spending time with family. He married Elaine L. Modrell on June 25, 1950, in Kansas City, Kan. She survives of the

PEARL I.B. HALDERMAN DILLON HARMAN Graveside services for Pearl I.B. Halderman Dillon Harman, 82, Lawrence, will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Lawrence. Ms. Harman died Thurs-

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LOUIS L. FRYDMAN Louis L. Frydman passed away peacefully on January 24, 2012 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Lou was born in Lodz, Poland on July 1, 1930. His parents were Ryvka Ekerman and Chaim Majer Frydman. Lou and his brother Abraham Frydman, just 1 1/2 years Lou’s senior, were the only members of their large extended family to survive the Holocaust. Lou and Abraham survived three ghettos, numerous concentration camps, and three death marches. At the war’s end Lou was less than 15 years of age. For a year the brothers attended a U.N.-administered school for orphans of many nationalities and religions. They then came to the United States. Lou earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Sociology from the City College of New York in 1954, a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University in 1956, and a Doctorate in Psychology from Yeshiva University in 1968. After receiving his Master’s degree, Lou was employed as a therapist at the Jewish Family Service in Cincinnati. Later he worked at the Westchester Jewish Community Services in White Plains, N.Y. and also as an Adjunct Professor at New York University. In 1969 Lou and his family came to Lawrence where he taught at the KU School of Social Welfare until his retirement approximately 12 years ago. In addition to teaching his social welfare courses Lou made frequent presentations about his Holocaust experiences to KU students, to students in public schools in Lawrence and Perry, and to students at St. John’s Catholic School. He also made presentations at Fort Riley, the Lawrence Jewish Community Center, and elsewhere. In May 2007 Lou was the featured speaker at the Holocaust Remembrance Service at the Kansas State Capitol. Lou also provided

testimony to the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Frydman Testimonies at Yale University. Upon his arrival in Kansas Lou set to work almost immediately to study the Kansas mental health system. Lou devoted himself for many years to changing the Kansas involuntary commitment statutes and later, after these laws were changed, he worked tirelessly to help empower groups of former mental patients. In the late 1970s Lou received funding from the Fulbright Committee and the National Institute of Mental Health which enabled him to travel to Poland to compare its mental health system to ours. Lou’s favorite activity was getting together with his family and friends who will always remember his keen sense of humor. He also enjoyed traveling and gardening. Throughout his life he read widely to deepen his knowledge about the Holocaust. In 1954 Lou married Jane Brunner in New York City. Lou is survived Jane and by their three sons: Dan and wife Bettie Frydman of St. Joseph, Missouri, John and wife Laurie Martin-Frydman of Lawrence, and Richard and wife Amy Lee, also of Lawrence. Lou is also survived by five grandchildren: Hannah, Jacob, Tess, Alyson, and Sofie Frydman, and by two step-grandchildren: Jason and Jacob Dickerson. The family requests no flowers. Those wishing to make a contribution in Lou’s memory are encouraged to contribute to a charity of their choosing. A celebration of Lou’s life will be held in the Spring of this year. Please sign this guestbook at obituaries.ljworld.com.

FRANCES JOANN ELLIOTT Funeral Services for Frances Joann Elliott, 72, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Warren-

McElwain Mortuary. She died Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

2009. But remember, none of these numbers is adjusted for inflation. Just to keep up with inflation in 2010, wages would have needed to grow by about 2 percent.

Hammered In 2005, the construction industry provided $115.8 million in paychecks in Douglas County. By 2010, that number had dropped to $86.8 million. That’s a decline of 25 percent. Biggest losers In terms of wages paid, there were three other broad categories that actually had total payrolls that were smaller in 2010 than in 2005: 1. Transportation and warehousing: loss of $14.8 million 2. Administrative services, a broad category that includes everything from janitorial services to travel agencies: loss of $8.5 million. 3. Finance and insurance: loss of $965,000. Biggest gainers Government jobs continue to be Lawrence’s foundation for the economy. Government payrolls, including local, state and federal, increased by $152.9 million, or 23 percent, during the 2005 to 2010 period. Others large gainers included: 1. Professional, scientific and technical services: $25.9 million in payroll gains. 2. Health care and social assistance: gain of $22.3 million. 3. Membership service organization and other services: gain of $22 million. 4. Retail trade: gain of $12.1 million. 5. Educational services, which include businesses ranging from school bus companies to testing services: gain of $11.8 million.

PROGRAM COST Cost of the Sexual Predator Treatment Program, in millions: # 2006: $9.17 # 2007: $11.06 # 2008: $11.89 # 2009: $11.33 # 2010: $12.87 # 2011: $12.97 — Information provided by SRS

releases of offenders are “not unique to Kansas,” said W.L. Fitch, who teaches mental health law at the University of Maryland School of Law. Once the law’s enacted, states are in a tough bind, Fitch said. Either offenders keep piling up in sex offender treatment programs, or offenders are released and possibly reoffend. “Politically, it’s a huge risk,” Fitch said. “You have some folks no one is going to take a chance on.” Critics of involuntary commitment of sex offenders argue that such programs do the “dirty work of the criminal justice system” and are in fact designed to keep offenders locked away with little hope of treatment, Fitch said. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson, however, said he sees the program geared toward longterm treatment and rehabilitation. counterparts across the state. Here’s a look at the growth rate for Douglas County payrolls from 2005 to 2010 compared with the statewide growth rate during that same time period: 1. Construction: Douglas County, down 25 percent; Statewide, up 7 percent. The report provides some pretty good evidence that the burst of the housing bubble made a louder bang in Lawrence than elsewhere else in the state. Interestingly, Lawrence construction payrolls started declining in 2006. Payrolls on the statewide level didn’t start declining until 2009. 2. Administrative services: Douglas County, down 16.7 percent; Statewide, up 24.8 percent. 3. Transportation and warehousing: Douglas County, down 27.8 percent; Statewide, up 5.8 percent. 4. Professional, scientific and technical services: Douglas County, up 19.3 percent; Statewide, up 28.1 percent. These are the high-tech, high-paying jobs Lawrence covets right now, so the city certainly wants to be above the statewide average in this category. 5. Health care: Douglas County, up 16.3 percent; Statewide, up 25.1 percent.

Ahead of the pack Douglas County does have some industries that are adding payroll at a rate faster than their counterparts in the state. 1. Information services, which include Internet companies, computers companies and a host of technical consulting firms: Douglas County, up 5 percent; Statewide, down 17.3 percent. 2. Real estate and leasing: Douglas County, up 36 percent; Statewide, up 7.3 percent 3. Retail trade: Douglas County, up 8.9 percent; Statewide, up 4.0 percent. 4. Manufacturing: Douglas County, up 4.3 percent; Statewide, up 3.1 percent. Lagging behind 5. Arts/entertainment/recSeveral Douglas County reation: Douglas County, up industries didn’t add wages 59.1 percent; Statewide, up nearly as quickly as their 16.1 percent. Some local lead-

L AWRENCE J OURNAL -W ORLD And treating such offenders can take a significant amount of time, said Larned State Hospital Superintendent Christopher Burke, which leads to a cautious approach. “By the nature of their designation, they tend to have more-entrenched behaviors,” Burke said. Kansas’ treatment program consists of seven phases, starting with orientation at Larned and ending with a formal, court-approved release and transition back to society. Before a potential release, offenders progress to closely supervised reintegration at Osawatomie State Hospital and then along to conditional release at a residential facility in Miami County, where there are currently seven offenders from the program, Burke said. But instead of helping contain and treat sex offending behaviors, Brull said, the environment within the program has made him “100 times worse.” “Any kind of carnal under the sun you’re exposed to here,” he said. Brull said he’s currently in phase three of the program, but he’s given up on progressing. “I’ll either die here or die in prison,” he said. — Reporter Shaun Hittle can be reached at 832-7173. Follow him at Twitter.com/shaunhittle.

ers have been talking about how the arts can be a bigger player in economic development. This provides some evidence the industry is growing, but it is worth noting that it produced only $9.5 million in wages in 2010, or about 0.4 percent of the county’s total.

The mix Douglas County’s economy brings to mind a saying about eggs and one basket. No surprise, government wages make up the largest percentage of the county’s total payroll. But if local leaders were hoping to reduce their dependence on government paychecks, they didn’t do so during the five-year period. In 2005, government jobs accounted for 34.6 percent of the compensation paid in Douglas County. By 2010, that number had grown to 37.6 percent. Here’s a look at the top-paying industries in Douglas County, measured by what percent their payrolls make up of the county’s total payroll, and how they compare with the economies in Johnson and Shawnee counties. 1. Government: Douglas, 37.6 percent of the county’s total payrolls; Shawnee, 27.7 percent; Johnson, 9.4 percent. 2. Manufacturing: Douglas, 10.1 percent; Shawnee, 7.5 percent; Johnson, 7.8 percent. 3. Professional/scientific/ tech.: Douglas, 7.3 percent; Shawnee, 4.9 percent; Johnson, 12.8 percent. 4. Health care: Douglas, 7.3 percent; Shawnee, 15.3 percent; Johnson, 9.9 percent. 5. Retail trade: Douglas, 6.8 percent; Shawnee, 5.1 percent; Johnson, 5.8 percent. And one last thing about paychecks: Lawrence’s bar and restaurant category generates 4 percent of Lawrence’s total payrolls. In both Shawnee and Johnson counties, they account for 2.5 percent. Feel free to insert your own joke about paychecks and bars, right here. — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362. Follow him at Twitter.com/clawhorn_ljw.

ATCHISON — Students in Atchison Public Schools are getting iPads. School board members agreed this past week to provide each student and teacher at the high school and alternative school with one of the tablet computers. The St. Joseph News-Press reported that the iPads can be used in school and at home. Board president Tim Newkirk says the move is the culmination of five or six years’ worth of work. The district is freeing up money to buy the first 280

year’s technology funds to purchase the remaining 80 iPads. The district says it will still update the elementary school technology labs as scheduled.

Medal of Honor sought for priest WICHITA — The Kansas congressional delegation is making their case to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that a late Roman Catholic priest deserves a Medal of Honor for his heroism during the Korean War. The Rev. Emil Kapaun was

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TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback’s spokeswoman is defending the dinners he hosted this month with legislative leaders amid questions about whether they violated By Scott Rothschild srothschild@ljworld.com the Kansas Open Meetings Act. Over the past month, Brownback has hosted dinners, which are generTOPEKA — A tax research cenally are restricted to Republicans, The ter says a major part of Gov. Topeka Capital-Journal reported. Sam Brownback’s tax overhaul Two members of the House would create a new giveaway to Appropriations Committee who atlarge businesses at the expense tended a Cedar Crest dinner Tuesday of state services and other taxsaid a majority of that committee payers. Brownback was present, and topics of discussion included taxes and the state budget. But Mike Merriam, a Topeka attorney who represents the Kansas Press Association and The Topeka Capital-Journal, said the dinners appear to violate the law. Brownback’s spokeswoman, Sherriene Jones-Sontag, said dinners at Cedar Crest are not an open meetings violation. “Social dinners hosted at Cedar Crest give the governor and legislators an opportunity to get to know one another away from the Statehouse,” she said in an emailed statement. “All 165 legislators and their spouses, regardless of their political affiliation, have been invited to join the governor and first lady for dinner last year and this year. These dinners did not violate state law.” By Chansi Long

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Think tank says governor’s proposal would benefit large businesses, wealthy investors “This one is really unprecedented,” said Michael Mazerov, a senior fellow with the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Under the plan by Brownback, a Republican, tens of thousands of businesses would not pay taxes on certain business income.

Brownback has said his “fairer, flatter and simpler” plan will spur business growth and encourage financial investment in Kansas while providing enough to fund core government functions. It eliminates income tax on nonwage business income and could affect 191,000 filers. The Brownback administration has

called this a “unique and highly targeted strategy to make Kansas an incubator for innovation and a national center for entrepreneurship.” But the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says Brownback’s proposal would Please see TAX PLAN, page 4A

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Legislative action on KBA audit unclear TOPEKA — Kansas legislative leaders say they see little need for significant changes to laws governing the Kansas Bioscience Authority, despite a forensic audit that found instances of document destruction and misuse of funds and questioned the management style of its former president and CEO. The review by BKD Forensic and Valuation Services audit also highlighted how KBA spent its money on an $18 million office building, consultants and related expenses. House Speaker Mike O’Neal said he didn’t see where the audit found “systemic or structural” problems that would merit scrapping the authority. He said most of the blame seems to lie with former president and CEO Tom Thornton.

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Gripping a pair of scissors, Erin Billing cuts a diamond shape into the center of a crisp piece of blue paper. She repeats the process seven times. Then she peels two pieces of paper from a stack that’s a darker shade of blue, and she inserts them into the diamond slit. She works methodically, slipping two pieces of paper into the opening at a time. Her husband, Ben Cartwright, sits next to her and does the same thing. After a few minutes, each bundle of paper begins to resemble a book — about five inches long, with slightly curved edges. “This is fun now,” said Cartwright, examining his book. “I’m sold.” Cartwright and his wife were

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ERIN BILLING, OF TOPEKA, WORKS TO RUN A NEEDLE THROUGH SOME SHEETS OF PAPER while making a book during a bookbinding workshop Saturday at KU’s Watson Library. Participants learned four structures of creating bound books without glue, including accordion and stitched books. participants in a bookbinding workshop hosted by Watson Library. The workshop attracted about 25 people, all of them book lovers. One woman’s sweatshirt read, “There’s no such thing as too many books,” a phrase Whitney Baker,

conservator for the Stannard Conservation Laboratory, would probably agree with. Baker has won awards for her writing on book conservation, and she has worked painstakingly to preserve books and bumper stickers. Baker and Roberta

Woodrick, also a conservator, oscillated leading roles at the workshop, one of them folding and creasing while the other doled out directions to the people in the audience. Please see BOOKS, page 4A


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Road work planned this week Lawrence !" Kansas River levee closed for construction of Bowersock Mills & Power Co.’s new plant on the north bank. Users will be detoured to city streets crossing at the controlled intersection of North Second and Locust streets. Completion: late 2012. !" Water lines will be replaced along 23rd Street from approximately Barker Avenue to just east of the Douglas County Maintenance yard, 711 E. 23rd St. Sanitary sewer piping will be reconstructed along the Burroughs Creek alignment north and south of

History project focuses TOPEKA — Kansas students and their teachers are being encouraged to learn more about Civil War veterans buried in the state’s cemeteries. Details of something called “Sleeping Heroes: The Impact of Civil War Veterans on Kansas Communities” were announced Friday in Topeka. Because so many veterans homesteaded in Kansas after the war, it became known as the Soldiers State. Attorney General Derek

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provide a tax break on what is called “pass-through” profits, which would benefit many large corporations and wealthy owners of large investment East 23rd Street. These projfunds that have no employees. ects will close North PerimeThese large corporations ter Road and East 23rd Street are organized as partnerFrontage Road throughout ships, Subchapter S corpoconstruction. Completion: rations and limited liability June 2012. companies, the center said. Under the proposal, the state U.S. Highway 59 would lose a lot of tax revenue, !"North 200 Road closed the center said. IRS data show at U.S. Highway 59 for the profits from pass-through frontage road construcentities and sole proprietortion work. Completion: late ships represent about 8 per2012. cent of the Kansas personal income tax base, or $266 milU.S. Highway 69 lion. A $266 million loss of tax !" Northbound left lane revenue is greater than the closed from 103rd Street to combined state appropriations 91st Street in Overland Park for Kansas University and the for reconstruction work. KU Medical Center. Completion: spring 2012. “The major beneficiaries of such a giveaway are unlikely to be the small businesses and job creators that Gov. Brownon Civil War veterans back says he is intent on Schmidt is a descendant of one helping. Instead, the benefits of the Civil War veterans who would flow in great measure settled in the state. The Toto large, established businesspeka Capital-Journal reported es, some of which don’t even that he praised the statewide have employees,” the center history project at Friday’s said. House Republican leadevent. ers have also signed on to this The inspiration is students in portion of Brownback’s plan Glasco who found 83 Civil War and another one: elimination veterans buried in the small of the state portion of the north-central Kansas town’s Earned Income Tax Credit, cemetery as part of a 2006 which is a refundable tax school project. credit for low-income workDetails of the project and ing families. a database are posted on the Mazerov said this is anothKansas Historical Society’s er mystifying aspect of the website. tax debate in Kansas.

L AWRENCE J OURNAL -W ORLD “(The EITC) is one tax policy for which there is a very bipartisan approach in most states,” he said. The tax center is called liberal by some conservatives, but Maserov says he disagrees with that. He said the center favors fiscally responsible tax policy. Brownback has said that the EITC is fraught with fraud and that revenue saved from the credit can be used to lure more federal dollars and pay for programs for the poor. But advocates for the poor and children have defended the EITC. “More than 90 percent of Kansas’ EITC dollars go to families with children, and maintaining this tax credit is critical to ensuring that more children do not fall below the poverty line,” said Shannon Cotsoradis, president and chief executive officer of Kansas Action for Children. She said studies estimate 4,000 Kansas children would fall into poverty without the EITC.

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PARTICIPANTS IN A BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP at KU’s Watson Library on Saturday learn the basics of creating handmade books. Participants learned four structures of creating bound books without glue, including accordion and stitched books.

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Participants assembled four different structures: an accordion book, a pamphlet stitch, a sewn book and a tab book. All of the books were constructed without adhesive by using simple tools. On the table in front of each person was a collection of book-making devices: a pair of scissors, needle and thread, assorted paper and a bone folder. “This is in every bookmaker’s tool box,” said Baker wielding the bone folder, an object, sometimes made of bone, that looks like a giant Popsicle stick with a dull edge. The bone maker is used to create a smooth crease onto the folded paper. A cluster of KU students apprenticed in bookbinding walked around the room and hovered over tables, offering help whenever someone bungled a step in the bookcreation process. “I feel like one of my mother’s second-graders,” Billing said. “What I have discovered is that I’m really bad at cutting the paper.” She gestured to the jagged edges of her book pages. It was Cartwright who had prompted the couple to attend the workshop. Cartwright is a graduate student in KU’s English department. He is studying poetry but dabbles in other genres. ”I’m very interested in the art of the book,” Cartwright said. Ingrid Horton also participated in the workshop because of an interest in the history of book production. Horton has a master’s degree in library information science and a doctorate in French literature.

“I’m interested in the history of the book and book bindings and conservation,” she said. A seamstress, Horton preferred the sewn book over the other three. After the bookbinding workshop, the group shuffled down three flights of stairs to take a tour of the Jerry and Katherine Stannard Conservation Laboratory. The hybrid lab, in existence since 1999, houses many bookbinding machines — book presses, job backers, table sheers and backing hammers — some that appear to have been produced before the in-

dustrial revolution. “We have a tool called the guillotine,” Baker said during the tour. “It’s like the (device) from the French Revolution but with a lot more safety features.” Billings was happy she attended the event, seeing gift potential in the book-making methods she learned at the workshop. “It would be really fun to (use this skill) to make personalized, miniature anthologies of poetry,” Billing said. “You could totally use this to make someone a high-tech greeting card.”

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Josh Williams, student, Lawrence “Generally, I stop watching after the auditions. But maybe if (Eudora native Josh Hamlin) continues, I’ll check it out.”

Alex Jensen, student, Lawrence “I’ve never watched it. Maybe I would if there was a finalist from my home area.”

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beyond the student population. “We no longer publish all club meetings that are submitted to us, such as Rotary Club or garden club meetings, or similar gatherings of groups with a specific membership. Clubs that are free and open to the public can submit their schedules. “Our online calendars at LJWorld.com and Lawrence. com are much more inclusive of club meetings and support groups, as well as entertainment events at smaller venues such as bars. Any club or venue can submit an online listing at LJWorld.com/ events/submit/. “Calendar entries can be submitted online or via email at datebook@ljworld.com. Events are compiled only a couple of times a week, so please submit listings at least a week in advance.”

TOPEKA — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a woman and her two children are dead after a car collided with their minivan on Interstate 70 west of Topeka. The crash happened about 3:15 p.m. Saturday when the eastbound car crossed the interstate’s grassy median and collided with the westbound van. The patrol says the van’s driver, 37-year-old Laura Geske of Salina, was killed along with 3-year-old Joy

Geske and 8-year-old Joshua Geske. Laura Geske’s 41-year-old husband, Jeffrey, and another son, 3-year-old Jacob, were taken to a Topeka hospital. The patrol says their injuries don’t appear lifethreatening. The driver of the car, 62-year-old Steven Moore of Topeka, was taken to the same hospital. The patrol says his injuries don’t appear lifethreatening.

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FIRE REPORT • A Saturday evening fire destroyed a mobile home at 1908 E. 19th St. and killed a small dog, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical officials said. No one was hurt in the fire, which began about 5 p.m. and was under control by 6 p.m. The single occupant of the home is staying with friends, and the Red Cross has been contacted to assist with recovery, division chief Doug Green said. Crews were still investigating the cause of the fire as of Saturday night. 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 Saturday.

Rose Hammes, communications director, Archdioceses of Kansas City, Tonganoxie “I only watched recently because someone from my hometown in Wisconsin was supposed to be on.”

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SHERRY SCHAUB, A RETIRED EXECUTIVE at Quaker Oats, has been chairman of Kids Alive International for more than two decades. With his wife, Carol, Sherry has traveled around the world helping the organization build homes and schools for at risk children in third world countries. The couple sponsor 11 children, whose pictures and countries are pinned into the map behind them.

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reaches out to thousands of children. Those children are considered at-risk because of military conflicts, child labor, drug abuse, neglect or extreme poverty. “We are incredibly spoiled in this country. Even the poor in this country are rich compared to the poor in Third World countries. There is a difference between going to bed hungry in this country and starving to death when you live in the Sudan,” Carol said. The Schaubs have a goal to sponsor a child, which costs $35 a month, from each of the 14 countries in which Kids Alive is located. Depending Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo on the location, Kids Alive has set up residential homes where house parents nurture have known each other since For some of those missions, orphans, care centers pro- grade school. Both grew up he has brought along the vide food, education, medical in a small town in the Black framer and backhoe operator who work for his construccare and clothing to needy Hills of South Dakota. The Schaubs first arrived tion company. He has been to children, and schools educate children who otherwise in Lawrence in 1977. Sher- Peru and made several return ry, an executive for Quaker trips to build homes for chilwouldn’t attend one. Together the Schaubs trav- Oats, was sent to Lawrence dren in Constanza, Dominieled all over the world, visit- to oversee the construc- can Republic. In the coming weeks, the ing Kids Alive’s program and tion and later management fostering relationships with of a factory that turned out Lawrence Free Methodist other countries. In Kenya, Kibbles ’N Bits and Tender Church is preparing for its latest mission through Kids they’ve helped children with Chunks. In 1986, Sherry’s job re- Alive, a two-week trip to HaiAIDS decorate a wall with their handprints. Sherry’s quired the family to move ti. Another group will travel met with the president of Tai- to San Francisco and to later to the Dominican Republic in wan and visited the “barrios,” return to Quaker Oats head- November. Helping organize quarters in the trips is the pastor of chilor neighborChicago. But dren’s ministries and mishoods, of the I’ve made a difference by 1997, the sions, Carolyn Heacock. Dominican The Schaubs haven’t gone couple were R e p u b l i c . in somebody’s life. I’ve And along the impacted someone’s life. looking for a on all of the church’s mission place to settle trips, but they participate by way they’ve There’s not too many down as they donating money or helping even been inaged. So they foster new leaders, Heacock troduced to feelings that are better picked Law- said. Many in the congregathe children than that.” tion don’t know that Sherry rence. whose pic“We had is chairman of the Kids Alive tures hang in — Sherry Schaub such an out- board, Heacock said. Carol’s study. “Sherry is excited about standing exThe two perience in other people seeing that vihave been to L a w r e n c e , ” sion of how their lives can most of the 14 countries the organization Sherry said. “The communi- bless other people and how ty, the people, it was a good they can be blessed by other serves. people. Sherry is a great ex“I’ve gone everywhere fit for us.” It was on the Schaubs’ re- ample of that,” Heacock said. with Sherry except Papua While the Schaubs do a New Guinea. I’m not mas- turn to Lawrence that the ochist enough to go there,” couple began getting others lot of behind-the-scenes in the community, particu- work, serving on boards and Carol quipped. In Carol’s defense, Sherry’s larly members of Lawrence spreading the mission of Kids trip to the Pacific Rim country Free Methodist Church, in- Alive, Wedman said they aren’t afraid of doing some of involved traveling in dugout volved in Kids Alive. Among those who Sherry the literal heavy lifting. canoes to remote villages, go“They don’t personify being three days without a bed cajoled into going on a misand eating food that used a sion trip was Larry Wedman, ing hands-on construction a local contractor. For four people. But that doesn’t stop paste of pulverized wood. Physically and emotionally years, Sherry urged Wedman them from rolling up their demanding, the mission trips to make a trip, and Wedman sleeves and laying a block of aren’t a vacation, Sherry said. kept supplying reasons why wall together,” Wedman said. At 69 and 70, Carol and But it doesn’t take long be- he couldn’t go. “I was busy building hous- Sherry said they plan to confore the couple are ready to es. I told him I didn’t have the tinue taking mission trips start planning the next one. and even have hopes of tak“You will never be the time,” Wedman said. He eventually said yes. ing their five grandchildren same. Part of you is really impacted every time you The experience changed his along. “For Sherry it’s probgo home,” Sherry said. “I’ve life. “You see a lot of poverty ably a spiritual thing. I think made a difference in somebody’s life. I’ve impacted that you don’t see here in the he believes that is what he someone’s life. There’s not United Sates. It’s changed me should be doing,” Wedman too many feelings that are forever,” he said. “And then said. “Then, it is just having the people are so gracious a big enough heart to want to better than that.” and happy with absolutely make it happen.” ‘A good fit for us’ nothing.” Carol and Sherry have been — Reporter Christine Metz can be reached Over the years, Wedman at 832-6352. married nearly 50 years and has gone on about 10 trips.

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KCC seeks funds to deal with fracking By Maria Sudekum Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, MO. — The Kansas Corporation Commission, the agency that regulates the oil and gas industry in the state, says it doesn’t have the necessary staff to inspect the growing number of oil and gas drilling sites involving horizontal fracturing, or fracking. “Current staffing resources cannot adequately and timely perform necessary field inspections with this increase level of activity,” the KCC said in its budget request for 2013. The KCC said that since

2009 when the first horizontal wells were drilled in Kansas, the state has seen a 300 percent increase in permits for such wells. The number of permits the state has issued for horizontally fracked wells has gone from eight in 2010, to 250 estimated for fiscal year 2012 and 500 estimated for fiscal year 2013, according to the KCC. While most of the recent fracking activity has been in south-central and western Kansas, the KCC also said the drilling has been moving northward and includes counties “as far north as McPherson County.”

The agency also raised concerns about being able to adequately inspect waste water generated by fracking, which has developed considerably and grown in popularity around the country in the last decade. The method involves pumping water, sand and chemicals into the well to open cracks and help oil and gas flow to the surface. Horizontal fracking has also drawn the attention of environmental groups that question whether the method contaminates groundwater. Oil and gas companies that use fracking have said the method is safe.

AROUND & ABOUT IN LOCAL BUSINESS ! The KU Small Business Development Center is hosting a seminar for anyone interested in starting a business. The seminar, called “The Right Start,” will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the center, 646 Vt., Suite 200. Among topics to be covered are permits and licenses, accounting, taxes, marketing, financing and business plans. The center asks that attendees pre-register by calling 843-8844. For more information, visit facebook.com/kuksbdc. !"Alison Kiefer represented Kief’s Audio/Video from Jan. 10 to 13 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. !"Kathy Jorgensen recently began work as the new director of community programs at TFI Community Services. Jorgensen has been with the organization for more than 10 years and has 15 additional years of experience in child welfare. Jorgensen will oversee community programs such as TFI community child care centers, visitation and exchange services, international adoption, early interventions services and grants. Before coming to TFI in 2000, Jorgensen, a Lawrence resident, worked as a child care center director for four years, earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Washburn University and earned both a Bachelor of Arts in human development and family life and a Master of Social Welfare from Kansas University. She is pursuing a Master of Business Administration. In addition, Judy Solomon, Lawrence, has been named assistant to the CEO/director of training for the company. Solomon has been with the company more than 11 years and has more than 25 years of experience working in child welfare. She comes to her new position after serving as TFI’s director of data management. Before coming to TFI in 2000, Solomon worked as a quality assurance analyst and in multiple office administrative positions.

!"Peggy Patton, Meriden, manager of TCG CHEX eLearning in Overland Park, has completed the certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical exam. TCG CHEX eLearning offers eight courses focused on OASIS knowledge and competency. !"Reggie Robinson, Lawrence, has been named to the Capitol Federal Financial Inc. and Capitol Federal Savings Bank boards of directors. Robinson, who is a professor at the Washburn University law school and inaugural director of the school’s Center for Law and Government, Topeka, replaces B.B. Andersen, who reached the board’s mandatory retirement age. Before joining Washburn in 2010, Robinson served as president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Board of Regents between 2002 and 2010. From 1998 to 2002, he held dual positions at Kansas University, serving as chief of staff to the chancellor and as a visiting associate law professor. From 1993 to 1998, he held several senior positions with the United States Depart-

ment of Justice. From 1988 to 1993, Robinson was an associate law professor at KU. !"Mid-States Materials LLC, a Topeka aggregate producer, was recently awarded the 2011 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award at the Kansas Aggregate Producer’s Association annual convention. The company won the award for reclaiming an overburden pile of more than 100,000 cubic yards of soil and rock that had been abandoned by a prior mine operator at the Big Springs Quarry at the Shawnee-Douglas County line. In addition to reclaiming the pre-existing overburden pile, Mid-States was recognized for creating a wildlife habitat on the property. !"TherapyWorks will be hosting a free workshop about fitness and nutrition at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the center, 1311 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 1000. Speakers will be Dr. Karen Evans of Mt. Oread Family Practice, and Cindy Johnson of TherapyWorks. For more information, call 749-1300.

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Cain backs Gingrich for GOP nomination Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle/AP Photo

By Philip Elliott Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. — Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain threw his support behind Newt Gingrich on Saturday night, providing the former House speaker with a late boost just days before Florida’s primary. Cain, a tea party favorite, endorsed his fellow Georgian at a GOP fundraiser Saturday calling him “a patriot.” “Speaker Gingrich is not afraid of bold ideas,” Cain said. The former pizza executive, who left the race before the first nominating contests after facing accusations of unwanted sexual advances, suggested the two have both undergone intense scrutiny. “I know Cain that Speaker Gingrich is running for president, and going through this sausage grinder,” Cain said. “I know what Gingrich this sausage grinder is all about.” Cain is set to campaign with Gingrich on Monday in an 11th hour push for support. Gingrich is in a fierce fight for Tuesday’s Florida’s GOP primary with Mitt Romney. Gingrich on Saturday night said that, like Cain, he is running a campaign based on big ideas and bold solutions. The decision was not unexpected, but the announcement comes at a make-orbreak moment. “I had it in my heart and mind a long time ago,” Cain said. The timing is similar to a Saturday night surprise four years ago, when then-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist endorsed John McCain’s presidential bid. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry also endorsed Gingrich when he bowed out of the race in South Carolina. Since exiting the race in December, Cain appeared at a rally in South Carolina with late-night comedian Stephen Colbert. Cain, the charismatic former head of Godfather’s Pizza, briefly led in the polls in the fall. He became known for his signature 9-9-9 tax overhaul plan that would have scrapped the current tax code and replaced it with a 9 percent tax on individual income and corporate taxes as well as a new 9 percent national sales tax.

OAKLAND POLICE BLOCK OFF 10TH STREET near Laney College to stop protesters with Occupy Oakland as they march through the streets Saturday in downtown Oakland, Calif. With plans to take over a vacant building, Occupy Oakland spokesman Leo Ritz-Barr said the action “signals a new direction for the Occupy movement: putting vacant buildings at the service of the community.”

Oakland police arrest over 100 protesters OAKLAND, CALIF. (AP) — Police were in the process of arresting about 100 Occupy protesters for failing to disperse Saturday night, hours after officers used tear gas on a rowdy group of demonstrators who threw rocks and flares at them and tore down fences. Police Sgt. Christopher Bolton said the arrests came after protesters marched through downtown Oakland a little before 8 p.m. Saturday, with some of them entering a YMCA building. Meanwhile, about 100 police officers surrounded City Hall while others were swept the inside of the building to see if any protesters broke in. More help from other police agencies was also on the way, with busloads of Alameda County sheriff’s deputies arriving in the downtown area late Saturday. The nighttime arrests came after 19 people were taken into custody in Occupy Oakland protests hours earlier. Police used tear gas and “flash” grenades on the group Saturday afternoon after some demonstrators threw rocks and other objects at them. Police said three officers were hurt, but they released no details. Police said the group assembled at a downtown plaza Saturday morning, with demonstrators threatening to

take over the vacant Henry Kaiser Convention Center. The group then marched through the streets, disrupting traffic. The crowd grew as the day wore on, with afternoon estimates ranging from about 1,000 to 2,000 people. The protesters walked to the vacant convention center, where some started tearing down perimeter fencing and “destroying construction equipment” shortly before 3 p.m., police said. Police said they issued a dispersal order and used smoke and tear gas after some protesters pelted them with bottles, rocks, burning flares and other objects. Most of the arrests were made when protesters ignored orders to leave and assaulted officers, police said. By 4 p.m., the bulk of the crowd had left the convention center and headed back downtown. The demonstration comes after Occupy protesters said earlier this week that they planned to move into a vacant building and turn it into a social center and political hub. They also threatened to try to shut down the port, occupy the airport and take over City Hall. In a statement Friday, Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana said the city would not be “bullied by threats of violence or illegal activity.”

Official: Yemen president in U.S. for treatment NEW YORK (AP) — The embattled president of Yemen arrived Saturday in the United States for medical treatment for burns he suffered during an assassination attempt in June. President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived at an unspecified location in the United States, according to the country’s foreign press office. His journey had taken him from Oman, through London. The one-line Yemeni statement said Saleh was in the U.S. for a “short-term private medical visit.” His staff has said he is in the United States to be treated for injuries suffered during the assassination attempt. He was burned over much of his body and had shards of wood embedded into his chest by the explosion that ripped through his palace

mosque as he prayed. After months of unrest, Saleh agreed in November to end his 33-yearrule of the

Saleh Arabian state. His trip to the U.S. comes as Yemen, a key counterterrorism partner, prepares for an election Feb. 21 to select his successor. Human Rights Watch, which says it has documented the deaths of hundreds of anti-government protesters in confrontations with Saleh’s security forces, was outraged by the Yemeni president’s travel to the U.S. for medical treatment.


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EDITORIALS

Amtrak delay Plans to provide an Amtrak connection from Kansas to Texas shouldn’t be delayed for long.

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he Kansas Department of Transportation’s decision to put planning for expanded passenger rail service on hold may be reasonable from a financial standpoint, but it still is disappointing to communities, like Lawrence, that would benefit from a new Amtrak route that would provide rail connections from Kansas to Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. The plan being studied would extend Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer, which runs between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City, to the Southwest Chief, which runs from Chicago to Los Angeles and cuts across Kansas with stops at Lawrence, Topeka, Newton, Hutchinson, Dodge City and Garden City. The idea is to extend the Heartland Flyer route from Oklahoma City to either Newton or Kansas City to provide a connection to the south. Dennis Slimmer, KDOT’s chief of planning, told the Kansas Senate Transportation Committee last week that the department wouldn’t do further review or engineering work on the project until the Legislature identifies funding for the project and service. Infrastructure improvements to make the connection to Newton would cost about $87.5 million along with an annual operating subsidy of $4.4 million, which would be shared by the participating states. The connection to Kansas City would cost substantially more: $245.5 million for infrastructure and $10 million in annual subsidies. Officials have indicated that a rail extension to Newton would probably attract about 200,000 passengers per year, while one to Kansas City would have 270,000. Those numbers seem to indicate that the less-expensive plans to connect with Newton will provide more bang for the buck. Either plan would be a big asset for Lawrence and the volunteer group that has worked so hard to update the local Amtrak depot. The costs are certainly significant, and it probably makes sense not to spend additional money to plan for a route until more funds are identified to implement the plan. However, it would be too bad to see this plan shelved for long. Rail transportation once was a staple for American travelers, and with gasoline prices remaining high and air travel becoming more expensive and less convenient, it seems likely that rail travel could have a rebirth across the country. One key will be for destination cities to provide convenient transportation links for passengers arriving and departing by rail. It may be reasonable for Kansas to put this project on the back burner for now, but we hope it won’t be long before the rail extension project gets back on track.

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Obama rejects patience of politics WASHINGTON — War, said James Madison, is “the true nurse of executive aggrandizement.” Randolph Bourne, the radical essayist killed by the influenza unleashed by World War I, warned, “War is the health of the state.” Hence Barack Obama’s State of the Union hymn: Onward civilian soldiers, marching as to war. Obama, an unfettered executive wielding a swollen state, began and ended his address by celebrating the armed forces. They are not “consumed with personal ambition,” they “work together” and “focus on the mission at hand” and do not “obsess over their differences.” Americans should emulate troops “marching into battle,” who “rise or fall as one unit.” Well. The armed services’ ethos, although noble, is not a template for civilian society, unless the aspiration is to extinguish politics. People marching in serried ranks, fused into a solid mass by the heat of martial ardor, proceeding in lockstep, shoulder to shoulder, obedient to orders from a commanding officer — this is a recurring dream of progressives eager to dispense with tiresome persuasion and untidy dissension in a free, tumultuous society. Progressive presidents use martial language as a way of encouraging Americans to confuse civilian politics with military exertions, thereby circumventing an impediment to progressive aspirations — the Constitution, and the patience it demands. As a young professor, Woodrow Wil-

George Will

georgewill@washpost.com

His campaign mantra ‘We can’t wait!’ expresses progressivism’s impatience with our constitutional system of concurrent majorities.”

son had lamented that America’s political parties “are like armies without officers.” The most theoretically inclined of progressive politicians, Wilson was the first president to criticize America’s founding. This he did thoroughly, rejecting the Madisonian system of checks and balances — the separation of powers, a crucial component of limited government — because it makes a government that can not be wielded efficiently by a strong executive. Franklin Roosevelt agreed. He complained about “the threehorse team of the American system:” “If one horse lies down in the traces or plunges off in another direction, the field will not be plowed.” And progressive plowing takes precedence over constitutional equipoise among the three branches of govern-

ment. Hence FDR’s attempt to break the Supreme Court to his will by enlarging it. In his first inaugural address, FDR demanded “broad executive power to wage a war against the emergency, as great as the power that would be given to me if we were in fact invaded by a foreign foe.” He said Americans must “move as a trained and loyal army” with “a unity of duty hitherto evoked only in time of armed strife.” The next day, addressing the American Legion, Roosevelt said it was “a mistake to assume that the virtues of war differ essentially from the virtues of peace.” In such a time, dissent is disloyalty. Yearnings for a command society were common and respectable then. Commonweal, a magazine for liberal Catholics, said Roosevelt should have “the powers of a virtual dictatorship to reorganize the government.” Walter Lippmann, then America’s preeminent columnist, said: “A mild species of dictatorship will help us over the roughest spots in the road ahead.” The New York Daily News, then the nation’s largestcirculation newspaper, cheerfully editorialized: “A lot of us have been asking for a dictator. Now we have one. ... It is Roosevelt. ... Dictatorship in crises was ancient Rome’s best era.” The New York Herald Tribune titled an editorial “For Dictatorship if Necessary.” Obama, aspiring to command civilian life, has said that in reforming health care, he would have preferred an “elegant, aca-

demically approved” plan without “legislative fingerprints on it” but “unfortunately” he had to conduct “negotiations with a lot of different people.” His campaign mantra “We can’t wait!” expresses progressivism’s impatience with our constitutional system of concurrent majorities. To enact and execute federal laws under Madison’s institutional architecture requires three, and sometimes more, such majorities. There must be majorities in the House and Senate, each body having distinctive constituencies and electoral rhythms. The law must be affirmed by the president, who has a distinctive electoral base and election schedule. Supermajorities in both houses of Congress are required to override presidential vetoes. And a Supreme Court majority is required to sustain laws against constitutional challenges. “We can’t wait!” exclaims Obama, who makes recess appointments when the Senate is not in recess, multiplies “czars” to further nullify the Senate’s constitutional prerogative to advise and consent, and creates agencies (e.g., Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board and Dodd-Frank’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) untethered from legislative accountability. Like other progressive presidents fond of military metaphors, he rejects the patience of politics required by the Constitution he has sworn to uphold.

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 29, 1912: “Social activities at the University of Kansas are lagging. The students are YEARS ‘bugging’ for quizzes. The thinning of AGO the ranks by the stay-at-homes was IN 1912 easily seen by the small crowd at the basketball game and the scarcity of dancers at the parties. Last night the usual crowd at the parties down town was not seen. [Students] at one of the dances seemed to have more than their share of melancholy. Minds never rest. The thought of coming quizzes — Oh, what a thought! For six days the damper on the life of otherwise lively students will shut off all roads of enjoyment. Twenty-four hours is not long enough these days. How can the work of nine weeks be studied in one day? Can’t.” “Frankie Osborn, the boy who was injured in a coasting accident a few days ago, was taken to a hospital in Kansas City for an operation. His condition is very serious.” — Compiled by Sarah St. John

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U.S. must talk, listen about guns In a democracy, nothing is supposed to matter more than the will of the people. So it was painful to watch last week as the will of the people was overturned and one of Arizona’s duly elected representatives was forced from office. It wasn’t a recall vote or scandal that did it. No, the people’s will was overturned by a gun. After a year of upbeat bulletins and proclamations of her miracle recovery, the decision by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to leave Congress comes as a bit of a blow. In a video she explains that she needs to concentrate full time on her rehab. Giffords speaks clearly, but with a sometimes odd cadence, as if picking her way through an unfamiliar language — evidence of the brain injury she sustained when she was shot in the head last year at a constituents event in Tucson. Twelve other people were wounded, six killed. This episode joins a long list of elections overturned and social movements derailed by men with guns, as in the shootings of Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, Huey Long, Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, the Kennedy brothers, George Wallace, George Moscone, Harvey Milk, Martin Luther King, Jr. Somehow, people who should never have guns never have trouble getting them. John Kennedy’s assassin, a disaffected former Marine who had once defected to the Soviet Union, bought his by mail order. King’s assassin, a wanted fugitive, bought his over the counter.

Leonard Pitts Jr.

lpitts@miamiherald.com

Meantime, our unwillingness to get serious about an epidemic of gun violence brings us the equivalent of 11 Columbine massacres every week — three 9/11s every year.”

Jared Loughner, the man now in jail for the Tucson massacre, was able legally to obtain a gun despite the fact that he was a mentally deranged man who had been rejected by the U.S. Army and kicked out of a community college. Which suggests that, while Loughner may be unbalanced, American gun laws are downright insane. And they will likely stay insane, so long as our politics remain a hatefully polarized affair where the two “sides” glower at one another like boxers in their respective corners and “compromise” is a dirty word. After all, the solution here is not rocket science. We need meaningful background checks on all gun pur-

chases — no loopholes. A mentally unstable man should not have legal access to a gun, period. We need to ban fully automatic weapons from private use. The hunter who needs a gun that fires hundreds of rounds a minute isn’t much of a hunter. We need to encourage gun safety classes so that poorly secured firearms stop ending up in the hands of little children. At the very least, we need to have a serious national dialogue about these and other possible solutions. But we won’t. Too many on the political left still seem to harbor a fantasy of getting rid of all guns and refuse to distinguish between responsible gun owners and those criminals or deranged people who have no business with firearms. Too many on the political right still harbor the paranoid delusion that any talk of gun control is code for confiscation by jackbooted thugs riding black helicopters. So nobody talks. Nobody listens. Meantime, our unwillingness to get serious about an epidemic of gun violence brings us the equivalent of 11 Columbine massacres every week — three 9/11s every year. Every once in awhile, as now, it even overturns an election. The carnage goes on, and on. And sadly, that, too, reflects the people’s will. — Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald. He chats with readers from noon to 1 p.m. CST each Wednesday on www.MiamiHerald.com.

To the editor: Recently, an antiquated, hateful and unconstitutional law regarding homosexuality was inexplicably left on the books during a purge of old laws here in Kansas. While many have decried this omission as homophobic and a disgrace, others have quoted scripture to justify a continued assault on non-heterosexuals. While I deeply respect anyone’s personal or religious views, I feel compelled to point out that there are many verses in the Bible that fundamentalists conveniently ignore, which to me indicates they selectively pick verses to justify their bigotry against gays and lesbians. Such as: “Women should be silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak, but should be submissive, as the law also says.” (1 Corinthians 14:34) “For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or anything superfluous.” (Leviticus 21:18) So, if you’re handicapped or have acne, you can’t go into church. “And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.” (Deuteronomy 12:3) So go and burn down every synagogue, mosque or other building that isn’t a Christian church. It’s OK. God said to do it. I can “cut and paste” intolerant and hateful passages all day, but you get the idea. If you’re going to quote scripture to condemn people, you had better quote them ALL and condemn everyone equally. Steve Craven, Lawrence

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

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TUESDAY

CALENDAR

THURSDAY

WEDNESDAY

29 TODAY

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny and warmer

Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild

Partly sunny and mild

Partly sunny

High 50° Low 27° POP: 0%

High 63° Low 41° POP: 5%

High 61° Low 29° POP: 25%

High 59° Low 27° POP: 15%

High 54° Low 27° POP: 10%

Wind SW 6-12 mph

Wind SSW 10-20 mph

Wind SW 10-20 mph

Wind W 7-14 mph

Wind NW 7-14 mph

POP: Probability of Precipitation

Kearney 53/24

McCook 58/24 Oberlin 58/27 Goodland 58/24

Beatrice 48/27

Oakley 59/28

Dodge City 58/26

Lawrence Kansas City 46/27 50/27

Emporia 53/30

Chillicothe 42/27 Marshall 44/30 Sedalia 45/31

Nevada 52/31

Chanute 54/31

Hutchinson 58/29 Wichita Pratt 56/30 56/29

Garden City 57/24 Liberal 58/25

Kansas City 48/28

Manhattan Russell Salina 55/23 57/25 Topeka 56/28 50/29

Great Bend 56/25

Centerville 36/25

St. Joseph 48/25

Sabetha 46/28

Concordia 54/28 Hays 57/23

Clarinda 46/24

Lincoln 48/20

Grand Island 53/25

Coffeyville Joplin 55/31 56/33

Springfield 52/30

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

High/low Normal high/low today Record high today Record low today

49°/18° 40°/19° 65° in 1911 -10° in 1966

Precipitation in inches 24 hours through 7 p.m. yest. Month to date Normal month to date Year to date Normal year to date

0.00 0.01 0.87 0.01 0.87

Seattle 49/40

SUN & MOON Today

Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset First

7:30 a.m. 5:38 p.m. 10:26 a.m. none Full

Billings 53/36

Mon.

7:30 a.m. 5:39 p.m. 10:57 a.m. 12:20 a.m.

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NATIONAL FORECAST Minneapolis 20/15 New York 45/30

San Francisco 59/48

Chicago 29/22 Denver 56/32

Detroit 35/19

Kansas City 46/27

Washington 50/33

Los Angeles 78/51

Jan 30

Feb 7

Feb 14

Feb 21

LAKE LEVELS

As of 7 a.m. Saturday Lake

Clinton Perry Pomona

Level (ft)

873.57 891.63 973.02

Discharge (cfs)

7 25 15

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

INTERNATIONAL CITIES Cities Acapulco Amsterdam Athens Baghdad Bangkok Beijing Berlin Brussels Buenos Aires Cairo Calgary Dublin Geneva Hong Kong Jerusalem Kabul London Madrid Mexico City Montreal Moscow New Delhi Oslo Paris Rio de Janeiro Rome Seoul Singapore Stockholm Sydney Tokyo Toronto Vancouver Vienna Warsaw Winnipeg

Today Hi Lo W 88 76 s 34 27 c 46 40 sh 59 36 s 92 74 pc 30 12 pc 27 19 c 33 24 c 92 75 s 64 51 s 48 28 c 44 39 r 38 28 sf 68 57 s 51 43 s 43 17 s 41 30 c 48 27 s 66 41 sh 30 16 sf 12 0 s 68 41 s 16 11 pc 39 25 c 78 67 r 55 39 c 32 14 s 88 77 t 30 25 pc 82 70 pc 45 30 pc 33 17 sf 49 42 r 33 24 c 24 11 s 18 9 c

Hi 88 32 45 60 90 32 28 30 88 65 45 40 36 64 54 38 39 48 69 21 7 70 17 34 80 55 27 90 28 86 43 31 47 35 20 28

Mon. Lo W 74 pc 27 sf 34 sh 47 pc 75 t 14 s 18 s 23 sf 73 pc 50 sh 26 c 36 r 29 c 59 s 47 c 18 sn 28 c 28 s 42 c 14 pc -5 pc 43 s 2 pc 25 c 68 r 39 c 14 s 77 t 23 pc 70 r 34 pc 28 sn 42 r 22 s 9 pc 19 sn

Houston 65/41

Fronts Cold

Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2012

Atlanta 58/31 El Paso 56/36

Warm Stationary

Miami 76/65

Author Carolyn Custis James speaking at Morning Star Church services, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., 998 N. 1771 Road. Chiara String Quartet, 2 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. 2012 Bleeding Kansas Lecture Series, “The Underground Railroad on the Kansas Frontier” by Todd Mildfelt, 2-3:30 p.m., Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore St., Lecompton. “Bloody Murder,” 2:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. Faculty Recital Series: Vince Gnojek, saxophone, 2:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. 2012 Presidential Lecture Series, with Richard Norton Smith, 3 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. Kansas Day: All the Way Across the Sky, 3-6 p.m., Wonder Fair, 803 1/2 Mass. Robert Burns Night, Lawrence’s 16th celebration, 6 p.m., Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass. Ecumenical Taize Service, 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H. O.U.R.S. (Oldsters United for Responsible Service) dance, 6-9 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. Poker tournament, 7 p.m., Johnny’s Tavern, 410 N. Second St. KU Opera presents “The Magic Flute,” 7:30 p.m., Inge Theater, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Smackdown! trivia, 8 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. Acoustic Open Mic Night, free entry, signup at 9 p.m., The Casbah, 803 Mass.

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-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: A few snow showers will fall across the central and eastern Great Lakes today. The northern Plains will turn colder, while milder air shifts into the Intermountain West. The Southwest will remain nice with sunshine, while rain falls along the Pacific Northwest coast. Today Mon. Today Mon. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Memphis 58 38 s 63 47 s Albuquerque 53 30 s 56 32 s Miami 76 65 pc 76 67 pc Anchorage 12 10 pc 23 16 sf Milwaukee 29 18 sf 42 32 pc Atlanta 58 31 s 61 39 s 20 15 pc 37 23 pc Austin 61 40 s 67 53 pc Minneapolis 54 29 s 63 40 s Baltimore 50 28 pc 44 28 pc Nashville New Orleans 61 42 s 68 52 s Birmingham 59 29 s 64 41 s New York 45 30 pc 39 32 pc Boise 44 34 pc 48 31 r 40 21 pc 54 31 s Boston 43 29 s 39 28 pc Omaha Orlando 72 48 pc 72 53 s Buffalo 34 18 sf 31 29 sf 46 29 pc 40 30 pc Cheyenne 52 32 s 54 30 pc Philadelphia 72 46 s 73 46 s Chicago 29 22 sf 44 33 pc Phoenix 40 20 sf 36 30 c Cincinnati 42 22 sf 53 38 pc Pittsburgh Portland, ME 40 23 pc 34 18 pc Cleveland 36 21 sn 40 34 c 50 39 sh Dallas 63 39 s 67 55 pc Portland, OR 48 40 r 56 32 pc 54 28 pc Denver 56 32 s 62 31 pc Reno 54 31 pc 52 34 pc Des Moines 34 26 pc 51 34 pc Richmond 59 39 pc 61 38 pc Detroit 35 19 sn 37 33 sn Sacramento St. Louis 44 29 s 63 43 pc El Paso 56 36 s 63 42 s Salt Lake City 45 29 pc 45 27 r Fairbanks -24 -31 pc -13 -21 c San Diego 72 48 s 62 51 s Honolulu 81 69 s 81 68 s Houston 65 41 s 69 55 pc San Francisco 59 48 pc 58 45 pc 49 40 r 47 40 sh Indianapolis 36 23 pc 50 37 pc Seattle Spokane 36 33 c 38 29 pc Kansas City 46 27 s 60 41 s Tucson 71 42 s 73 42 s Las Vegas 62 44 s 62 46 s Tulsa 60 34 s 66 50 s Little Rock 58 33 s 63 42 s Wash., DC 50 33 pc 47 34 pc Los Angeles 78 51 s 69 50 s National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Lake Forest, CA 84° Low: Stanley, ID -19°

WEATHER HISTORY

On Jan. 29, 1966, the “Blizzard of ‘66” dumped 12 to 20 inches of windwhipped snow from central Virginia through the middle of Pennsylvania into southern New England.

Q:

WEATHER TRIVIA™ What is the tail end of a storm often called? The backlash.

Temperature

REGIONAL CITIES

Today Mon. Today Mon. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Independence 56 33 s 67 49 s Atchison 48 26 pc 64 41 s Fort Riley 54 26 s 66 37 s Belton 46 30 s 58 42 s Olathe 46 27 s 60 42 s Burlington 53 30 s 63 43 s Osage Beach 46 29 s 65 45 s Coffeyville 55 31 s 65 46 s Osage City 52 31 s 62 41 s Concordia 54 28 s 60 34 s Ottawa 50 30 s 61 43 s Dodge City 58 26 s 63 31 s Wichita 56 30 s 61 39 s Holton 50 28 s 64 41 s Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

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South Middle School 2012-13 Enrollment Information Night for parents, 5:45 p.m., 2734 La. Lawrence High 2012-13 Enrollment Information Night for Incoming Freshmen and Parents, 7 p.m. parent meeting and 7-9 p.m. school tours, 1901 La. KU Opera presents “The Magic Flute,” 7:30 p.m., Inge Theater, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Dollar Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa.

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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. 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. Getting Out of Debt, Saving and Investing, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Free swing dancing lessons and dance, 8-11 p.m., Kansas Room in the Kansas

Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Trivia Night at the Jayhawker, 8-10 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. Teller’s Family Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, 746 Mass. Tuesday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, 933 Iowa.

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University-Community Forum, “Campaigning for Corporate Accountability,” noon, Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, noon, 536 Fireside Court, Suite B. Information meeting for prospective volunteers. For more information, call 8437359. Older Women’s League meeting, on Kansas Medicaid reform, 2-4 p.m., United Way Building, 2518 Ridge Court. Country Jam hosted by Good Ole Boys, 6-8:30 p.m., Cutter’s Smokehouse, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora. Billy Spears and the Beer Bellies, 6 p.m., Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. Second St. Douglas County Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award Presentation and Reception, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Free salsa lessons, 8:309:30 p.m., Taste Lounge, 804 W. 24th St. Pride Night, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Iowa. Dollar Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa.

2 THURSDAY

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. Dine Out To Donate to United Way, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Orient Vietnamese/Oh Boy Chicken, 1006 Mass. KU Youth Chorus Rehearsal, 4:30-5:45 p.m., Room 320 Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Theology on Tap, discussion of a selected religion topic, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Henry’s, 11 E. Eighth St. Baker University Community Choir Rehearsal, 6-7:50 p.m., McKibben Recital Hall (Owens Musical Arts Building), 408 Eighth St., Baldwin City. Junkyard Jazz Band, 7 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St. Elvis Lives, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Trivia Night, 8 p.m. The Burger Stand, 803 Mass. Team trivia, 9 p.m., Johnny’s West, 721 Wakarusa Drive.

3 FRIDAY

Blood drive, 4-4:30 p.m., Lawrence school district headquarters parking lot, 110 McDonald Drive

Have a Heart, Van Go’s annual Valentine art show and sale, 5-7 p.m., 715 N.J. The Red Shoe Event to benefit the Lawrence Community Shelter, 7-10 p.m., The Barrel House, 729 N.H. Dueling Divas, 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. Free Community Yoga Class, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Breathe Holistic Life Center, 1407 Mass. Wood Valley Pickers, 8 p.m., Cutter’s Smokehouse, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.

4 SATURDAY

Red Dog’s Dog Days, 7:30 a.m., parking lot behind Kizer-Cummings Jewelry, Ninth and Vermont streets. Eggs and Issues, 8-9:30 a.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. Jayhawk Audubon Society Late Winter Bird Seed, Book and Feeder Sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. LOLA Valentine’s sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pachamama’s, 800 N.H. Souper Bowl Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee Pool Tournament and Chili Contest, noon registration, 1 p.m. start, Astro’s, 601 Kasold. Book signing: Bryan Thomas Schmidt, “The Worker Prince,” 1-5 p.m., Hastings Books, 1900 W. 23rd St. Questions and Authors: Laura Moriarty talks with Mary O’Connell, 2-3:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Film screening: “Double Time,” 2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Ragtime Piano Rehearsal / Jam Session, 2-4 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Americana Music Academy Saturday Jam, 3 p.m., Americana Music Academy, 1419 Mass. The Crumpletons, 7 p.m., the Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass. Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. Music by Pat Nichols, 8 p.m., Dynamite Saloon, 721 Mass. Doc Fuller, 8 p.m., Cutter’s Smokehouse, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.

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KANSAS UNIVERSITY FORWARD THOMAS ROBINSON LOOKS UP AT THE SCOREBOARD before a rowdy backdrop of Iowa State students late in the second half. KU suffered its first Big 12 loss of the season, a 72-64 setback Saturday at Ames, Iowa.

Cyclone fans swamp floor to celebrate win Gary Bedore gbedore@ljworld.com

AMES, IOWA — Hundreds of Iowa State students raced onto the court, swaying and singing the song “Sweet Caroline” before finally heading home after the unranked Cyclones’ 72-64 victory over No. 5 Kansas on Saturday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum. There certainly was a lot for ISU (15-6, 5-3) to celebrate. Such as ... # Snapping a 13-game losing streak vs. KU, which fell to 17-4 overall and 7-1 in the conference. # Beating KU for the first time in Ames in eight seasons.

Road test exposes Kansas’ thin bench

# Downing a Top-10 team at home for the first time since a 7971 victory over KU in the 2000-01 season. # And overcoming a ranked team at home for the first time since a 96-78 victory over No. 25 Colorado during the 2005-06 season. “It’s really frustrating, really tough. I don’t know how to put it into words, the feeling when everybody is out there like that,” KU junior center Jeff Withey said of fans swamping the court at the KANSAS CENTER JEFF WITHEY Jayhawks’ expense. “I think a ref SHOWS HIS FRUSTRATION while heading for the bench after commitgot hurt. I hope he’s all right.” ting a foul against Iowa State during Please see KANSAS, page 4B the second half.

Griner, Bears rout KU women

AMES, IOWA — Illinois and Indiana combined for 153 points in a Big Ten game just weeks ago, and the 10 starters scored every one of those points. TV timeouts every four minutes make a bench less crucial than it once was, and with even longer breaks in the NCAA Tournament, the value of reserves can be overrated. Still, it sure is nice to have a quality bench when the need arises. With personal fouls mounting and starters struggling to score in Hilton Coliseum, Kansas University’s basketball team needed a bailout from the guys who don’t get to hear their names an-

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nounced to the crowd before the opening tip. It didn’t happen, and KU suffered its first Big 12 loss, 72-64, to Iowa State, which closed the Please see KEEGAN, page 5B

FSHS girls hang on, win Classic crown By Benton Smith basmith@ljworld.com

J-W Staff and Wire Reports

WACO, TEXAS — Brittney Griner has Baylor off to the best start in school history. On both the offensive and defensive ends, Griner has been making a huge impact all season long. The 6-foot-8 phenom scored 28 points and had five blocks, moving into second place on the NCAA career list, to help No. 1 Baylor’s 74-46 rout of Kansas University on Saturday night. Griner has been the centerpiece of the Lady Bears’ stellar defense that held the Jayhawks to just 29 percent shooting. “I don’t know how many games it is now that we’ve held our opponent field goal percentage pretty darn low,” Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. “I just think right now, we’re playing well. And I think it’s very obvious on the defensive end of the floor what we’re doing.”

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FREE STATE’S KENNEDY KIRKPATRICK, LEFT, CHELSEA CASADY, CENTER, and Abbey Casady show off the championship trophy after the title game of the Firebird Winter Classic. FSHS beat Wichita Bishop Carroll, 54-50, on Saturday at Free State.

The ending might not have been perfect, but it’s hard to argue with a championship. Free State High’s girls basketball team didn’t let a few selfinflicted wounds do it in against Wichita Bishop Carroll on Saturday afternoon and held on for a 54-50 victory in the Firebird Winter Classic title game. Up 10 points with less than four minutes to go in the fourth quarter, A’Liyah Rogers’ cut from the weak side for a lay-in with 3:45 left proved to be Free State’s final basket of the game. The Golden Eagles (10-3) sliced the FSHS lead to one with 14 seconds left, but Firebirds senior Lynn Robinson hit one of two free-throw tries a second later and — after a Carroll turnover with two seconds remaining — junior Kennedy Kirkpatrick iced

the game by calmly burying a pair of free throws. As the Golden Eagles, the tournament’s top seed and the No. 4-ranked team in Class 5A, chipped away at Free State’s lead, Firebirds coach Bryan Duncan said the challenge became backing off on offense after playing nearly 30 minutes of aggressive basketball. “It just turned into kind of a frantic style,” he said. “And it’s really hard to go from a frantic style to a real controlled pace in the last three minutes.” On top of that, late free-throw woes nearly cost FSHS (9-3). The home team missed five straight at the foul line in the final five minutes before Robinson and Kirkpatrick helped keep Carroll out of reach. Duncan said the Firebirds have grown accustomed to seeing their starters make free throws, and Please see FSHS GIRLS, page 10B


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Pro Bowl to feature plenty of new faces HONOLULU (AP) — Tony Gonzalez, Ray Lewis and Champ Bailey know what to expect. The new faces at the Pro Bowl aren’t so sure and are curious how intense they should play in today’s allstar game. “I’ve never been in a Pro Bowl before, so I don’t know what the tempo is going to be like,� San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews said. “So it’s going to be fun to get out there and see how it goes.� Six rookies are among the 36 first-timers, including quarterbacks Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals, who are replacing Super Bowl quarterbacks Eli Manning and Tom Brady. Their selection makes this Pro

PRO BOWL Who: AFC vs. NFC When: 6 p.m. today Where: Honolulu TV: Knology channels 14, 214 Bowl the first that will feature two rookie quarterbacks. “This is like the height of being an NFL player — being an all-star and having the opportunity to wear the red, white and blue — just having that jersey,� said Newton, the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft. “Only a few people can say, ‘I’ve made it to the NFL,’ but fewer number can say they’ve made it here.�

In a game known to highlight offense, the NFC will feature two of the game’s most prolific quarterbacks. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers will start for the NFC and will be backed up by New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees. Rodgers passed for 4,463 yards with 45 touchdowns and just six interceptions. His quarterback rating of 122.5 set an NFL record. Brees, meanwhile, threw for 5,476 yards, breaking Dan Marino’s single-season record. The NFC also features Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy and receivers Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona), Steve Smith (Carolina) and Greg Jennings (Green Bay). Houston defensive end Anto-

nio Smith acknowledges the NFC has a lot of great players on offense, but isn’t too worried. “We got so many weapons. We got so many Super Bowls. We got Hall of Fame players on our team. So I think we’ll be all right,� Smith said. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will start for the AFC, with San Diego’s Philip Rivers and Dalton backing him up. “I think any quarterback will tell you that we wish we were getting ready to play in a game a week from now, but it’s always an honor to come,� said Rivers, who this season joined Brees and Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to pass for 4,000 yards in four consecutive seasons.

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Pro football becoming studio sport By Rick Gosselin The Dallas Morning News

Hockey is a much better sport to watch in person than on television — but football is better to watch on TV than live. And that should be a front-burner concern of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Television has made it too easy for fans to stay away from the stadium. The NFL is becoming a studio sport. Last weekend, for the first time since 1983, I was not on assignment in a stadium at a conference championship game. I was able to sit on the couch at home and watch the games in high definition on a jumbo, flat-screen television. It was the best seat I’ve had for a conference title game in 28 years. The casual fan is reaching that same conclusion. Why pay $50 to park, upwards of $5,000 for a personal seat license, $300 for a ticket, $12 for a burger, $8 for a beer and sit through countless television timeouts during the course of a game, then sit through another hour or so of traffic afterward? And do that for eight Sundays each fall? Invest a fraction of that money in a 70inch flat screen and you’ll have a better seat for football for years to come without the added expense of parking, admission and concessions. You can flip over to the Red Zone Channel on the NFL Network during lulls in the action and catch the scoring plays of all other games that day. The TV broadcast also keeps you informed of injuries during the game, something they don’t do inside the stadium. And you can walk the dog at halftime. The NFL caters to television, and the fans who stay away from the stadium are benefiting. And they are staying away. The Cincinnati Bengals were a playoff team this season with some exciting young offensive players and a stout defense. Paul Brown Stadium has a seating capacity of 65,515, but the Bengals drew fewer than 50,000 for five of their eight games. Cincinnati did sell out the season finale against Baltimore with a playoff berth on the line but only because club ownership offered season-ticket holders a special deal — two tickets for the price of one. The Bengals have already announced they are slashing ticket prices for 2012 in an attempt to get fannies back in the seats. The Miami Dolphins’ stadium has a capacity of 75,200. Half of their games this season drew fewer than 60,000. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play in one of the NFL’s newest and best stadiums. Their biggest home crowd this season was 76,981 — but that particular “home� game was played in London. The seven home games in Tampa drew an average attendance of 56,614. Buffalo drew only 45,112 for its home finale — one of three sub-60,000 crowds this season in its 73,000-seat stadium. Once upon a time, the NFL would throw open the doors on Sunday afternoons and fans would rush in. Sellouts were the norm, television blackouts the exception. But not anymore. Total seating capacity for the league — all cities, all games — is a shade over 18 million. Only 16.21 million seats were occupied for the 256 games of the 2011 season. That left 1.82 million seats unoccupied last fall. That’s income lost, in most cases, to television. By the way, I’m headed to the Super Bowl next week. For all those who are going to call me and ask about tickets — trust me, you have a better seat at home in front of your big screen.

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TIGER WOODS PLAYS A BALL IN THE SAND on the 17th hole during the third round of the Abu Dhabi Championship on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Woods was tied for the lead after three rounds.

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Woods starting to look like Tiger of old ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Tiger Woods put himself in position to win his second straight tournament Saturday, and this one would leave little doubt about which direction his game is going. He finally won two months ago against an 18-man field in California. On Saturday, against the strongest field golf has seen in at least three months, Woods shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the lead with Robert Rock going into the final round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. The topic suddenly shifts from the state of his swing and his health. Woods has a 55-8 record worldwide when he has at least a share of the lead going into the final round, and a win would be the first time since August 2009 that he has won consecutive starts. More than being atop the leaderboard, it’s how Woods got there. “It’s fun when I’m able to control the golf ball like I did,� Woods said. There wasn’t a lot of fist-pumping from Woods, who traded drama for consistency, racking up six birdies in a bogey-free round. It was a memorable performance by the American, mostly for his ability to hit fairways, tame the par 5s and sink clutch putts — including a six-footer for birdie on the final hole. “It just seemed like I didn’t do a lot of things right but I didn’t do a lot of things wrong today, it was just very consistent,� Woods said. “You know, made a couple putts here and there. ... I stayed away from trouble and tried to keep the ball toward the fat side of some of these pins, and I think I did a pretty good job.� Woods finished at 11-under 205. Rock, at No. 117 in the world, birdied his final two holes to join Woods in the last group along with Peter Hanson, who had a 64 and was two shots behind. Also two back at 9-under 207 was Rory McIlroy, who played with Woods for the third straight day and had a 68, keeping the No. 3 player very much in the picture.

GOLF

Stanley leads Farmers by 5 SAN DIEGO — Kyle Stanley overpowered Torrey Pines to open a five-shot lead in the Farmers Insurance Open. About the only regret for Stanley was missing a four-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have broken the 54-hole tournament record set by Tiger Woods in 1998, before Rees Jones beefed up the South Course for the 2008 U.S. Open. Stanley still managed a 4-under 68, a spot alongside Woods in the record book at 18-under 198 and great position for his first victory. John Huh, a 21-year-old rookie who spent three years on the Korean Tour, and John Rollins each had 68 and were at 13-under 203. Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland fired a 74 for a 216 total.

Grand Slam tournaments, had her serve broken in the opening game of the match and trailed 2-0 after a nervous start before winning 12 of the next 13 games to take the match away from Sharapova, a three-time major winner and the 2008 Australian champion. She became only the third woman to earn the No. 1 spot after winning her first Grand Slam title.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

North takes Senior Bowl MOBILE, ALA. — Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins and Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes to lead the North to a 23-13 victory over the South in the Senior Bowl on Saturday. Purdue kicker Carson Wiggs put it away with his third short field goal, a 28-yarder with 4:11 left in the showcase for senior NFL prospects. Boise State’s Kellen Moore led that clinching 13-play drive that consumed 8:36 with the help of a running clock. It snuffed out a spark provided by South quarterback Nick Foles of Arizona, who started his career with Cousins at Michigan State. Foles had gotten the South into the end zone by firing a 20-yard touchdown pass to Arizona teammate Juron Criner with 12:55 left in the game. It was an up-and-down day for a crew of quarterbacks with sparkling college credentials, with a combined five interceptions.

PRO FOOTBALL

Niners LB charged with DUI MIAMI — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been charged with driving under the influence in Miami Beach. Miami-Dade County jail records show Smith was booked Saturday morning and held on $1,000 bond.

Bears tap Emery as GM LAKE FOREST, ILL. — The Chicago Bears have hired Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery as their new general manager. Emery was an area scout for the Bears from 1998-2004. He replaces Jerry Angelo.

FIGURE SKATING

Wagner wins U.S. title

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Ashley Wagner won her first title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday night, salvaging what was an otherwise dismal night of skating with a signature performance. Third after the short program, Wagner needed a dazzling show and some help from others. She did her part, scoring 187.02 TENNIS points, and then watched as two-time champ Alissa Czisny and Agnes Zawadzki melted Azarenka wins in Australia down after her. When Wagner saw the final MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Victoria Azaresults, tears filled her eyes and she rested a renka beat Maria Sharapova, 6-3, 6-0, on hand on the shoulder of coach John Nicks. Saturday night to win the Australian Open and Czisny managed to stay second, finishing take over the women’s No. 1 ranking. seven points behind Wagner. Zawadzki was Azarenka, playing in her first final in 25 third.

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LATEST LINE NFL Favorite ......................Points (O/U) ................... Underdog Pro Bowl Aloha Stadium-Honolulu NFC ................................................ 4 (74) ................................................. AFC Sunday, Feb. 5 Super Bowl XLVI New England .............................. 3 (55) ..................................... NY Giants NBA Favorite ......................Points (O/U) ................... Underdog MIAMI ............................................4 (192) ....................................... Chicago NEW JERSEY ...............................5 (184) ....................................... Toronto a-BOSTON .............................No Line (XXX) ............................. Cleveland b-ORLANDO ..........................No Line (XXX) .................................. Indiana c-DALLAS ..............................No Line (XXX) ........................ San Antonio LA Lakers ....................................1 (183)................................. MINNESOTA Atlanta ........................................21⠄2 (174) ......................... NEW ORLEANS DENVER .......................................6 (204)................................. LA Clippers a-Boston guard R. Rondo is questionable. b-Orlando forward R. Anderson is questionable. c-Dallas forward D. Nowitzki is questionable. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite ...........................Points ........................ Underdog CONNECTICUT ...............................81⠄2 .................................. Notre Dame Miami-Florida ..................................8.......................... BOSTON COLLEGE OHIO ST ............................................ 14 .......................................... Michigan SOUTH FLORIDA ............................71⠄2 .................................... Providence INDIANA .............................................11 ................................................... Iowa NORTH CAROLINA .........................22 ................................. Georgia Tech SOUTH ALABAMA .........................51⠄2 ................................................. Troy OREGON ..............................................1 ......................................... Oregon St EVANSVILLE .....................................4......................................... Indiana St CALIFORNIA ....................................81⠄2 ......................................... Stanford FAIRFIELD ........................................ 15 ................................................ Marist RIDER ..................................................5.................................................. Siena Loyola Maryland ........................... 10.......................................... CANISIUS Manhattan ......................................31⠄2 ......................................... NIAGARA Montana ..........................................31⠄2 ............................... PORTLAND ST ST. PETER’S ..................................... 14 .................................................... Iona NHL Favorite ...................... Goals (O/U) .................... Underdog All-Star Game Scotiabank Place-Ottawa, Canada Team Alfredsson ................ Even-1⠄2 (19).......................... Team Chara Home Team in CAPS (c) 2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

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TODAY IN SPORTS 1958 — The St. Louis Cardinals give Stan Musial a contract for $100,000, making him the highest paid player in the National League. 1963 — Eleven players and six officials are elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Jim Thorpe, Red Grange, Bronco Nagurski, Sammy Baugh, Dutch Clark, Johnny McNally, Ernie Nevers, Mel Hein, Pete Henry, Cal Hubbard and Don Hutson are the players. The six officials are Bert Bell, Joe Carr, George Halas, Curly Lambeau, Tim Mara and George Preston.

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Seabury boys hold off University Academy

Records fall at Jayhawk Classic

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level wasn’t what it was in the first half. But we bounced back and did some good things in the fourth quarter.” The Eagles honored four players on Senior Night. Penny, Caleb Bond, Sawyer Zook and Nick Bennett are the Veritas seniors. Thomas Bachert added 10 points for the Eagles. Veritas (11-5) will play Tuesday at Topeka Heritage.

Seabury (6-2) will entertain Kansas City Christian on Tuesday.

Seabury 65, University Academy 63 KANSAS CITY, MO. — Khadre Lane scored 27 points, and Georgi Funtarov added 26 points to lead Seabury Academy’s boys basketball team to the University Academy Tournament title. Seabury held a 16-point 5 8 14 8 — 35 third-quarter lead before Midland Veritas 14 19 5 12 — 50 University Academy rallied. Midland — Prosser 2, Finnegan 20, 13. “It’s good to win a cham- MacEwen Veritas — Elijah Penny 16, Andrew Currier pionship,” Seabury coach 16, Eric Shinn 6, Caleb Holland 2, Thomas Ashley Battles said. “We’re Bachert 10. starting to understand a little bit better what the coaching Girls staff wants.” Seabury (5-7) will play host Seabury 36, to Kansas City Christian on University Academy 20 Tuesday. KANSAS CITY, MO. — Courtney Hoag had 22 points, Seabury 15 15 19 16 — 65 20 rebounds, eight blocked University Academy 17 9 10 27 — 63 Seabury — Thomas Diaz 8, Georgi shots and three steals, and Funtarov 26, Garrett Gillett 4, Khadre Lane Seabury’s girls basketball 27. University Academy leading scorer — team won the championship Martez Harrison 38. of the University Academy Tournament on Saturday. Veritas 50, Alexa Gaumer added 10 Midland Adventist 35 points, nine rebounds, six EUDORA — Elijah Penny steals and three assists for the and Andrew Currier scored Seahawks, and Sarah McDer16 points apiece, and Veritas mott had four blocked shots. Christian’s boys basketball The Seahawks raced to an team cruised past Midland 11-0 advantage and led 16-2 at Adventist. halftime. The Eagles built a 33-13 “The defensive intensity halftime lead and held on. was unbelievable,” Seabury “We played a real good coach Becky Bridson said. first half,” Veritas coach Gary “I’m really proud of the kids. Hammer said. “We played Everybody got lots of playreally ugly basketball in the ing time, so it was a lot of third quarter. Our intensity fun.”

Seabury scoring — Alexa Gaumer 10, Courtney Hoag 22, Sarah McDermott 2, Elizabeth Padgett 2.

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Perry-Lecompton girls win consolation title

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Baylor was up 37-17 at the half after holding Kansas scoreless for the final 6:45 of the period. The Lady Bears then opened the second half on a 10-4 run and never let Kansas get closer than 21 the rest of the way. “You worry about family night and not being focused,” Mulkey said. “But I thought we handled everything great today. It was an atmosphere today where our kids got to see our men play at noon, which is unusual, and it takes you out of your routine. But we handled that.” Baylor men’s team beat Texas 76-71 earlier in the day. Midway through the second half, Sutherland had a short jumper in the lane and Harper followed with a three for Kansas’ biggest scoring run of the game. Baylor answered with jumpers by Griner and Shanay Washington that put the Bears up 61-36 with 8:44 to play. Kansas was coming off a 62-43 win over No. 21 Texas Tech on Wednesday, and had previously beaten thenNo. 23 Texas by five points on Jan. 4. Baylor won at Oklahoma on Thursday night, beating the Sooners 89-58, and taking a bus back to Waco right after the game. Mulkey had been worried about playing again two days later. “It was a game that you’re concerned about the quick turnaround, having played at OU on the road,” she said. “We were a little sluggish. Maybe not to where people could see it, but just knowing how quick we can do things. And I thought we were sluggish. But I thought we did enough early in the game to have spurts where the crowd got into it, and we extended the lead.”

Veritas 39, Midland Adventist 13 EUDORA — Ellen Phillips had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Kayli Farley added 12 points as Veritas smothered Midland Adventist. “It turns out, we lost one of our starting guards to a torn ACL a couple of weeks ago, and they lost one of their starting guards to a torn ACL,” Veritas coach Kevin Shelton said. The Eagles held Midland to single-digit scoring in each quarter, including a scoreless third. “Our man defense was good,” Shelton said. “Kristen Finger just overwhelmed their point guard, and Ellen and Kayli did a good job shooting the ball for us.” Veritas (4-12) was playing its third game without Madison Bennett, a junior guard who is out for the season because of a torn ACL. “We’re trying to learn how to play without her. It’s a process,” Shelton said. “This was a good win for us. We needed it.” The Eagles will travel Tuesday to Topeka Heritage. Midland 2 5 0 6 — 13 Veritas 8 8 13 10 — 39 Midland — Becky Pech 2, Emily Rezs 2, Sarai Rodriguez 2, Alicia Whitson 7. Veritas — Brittany Rask 7, Kayli Farley 12, Alison Dover 2, Ellen Phillips 13, Kristen Finger 5.

OSAWATOMIE — Free State wrestlers Ben Soukup and Spencer Wilson took first place, and the Firebirds placed added 11 for the Kaws, and third Saturday at the OsawatoJ-W Staff Reports both were named to the all- mie Invitational. FSHS will host tournament team. the Firebird Dual on Thursday. Perry-Lecompton girls 40, Perry-Lecompton (4-9) McLouth 34 will play Tuesday at Jeffer- LHS wrestling WINCHESTER — Per- son West. third at O-North ry-Lecompton defeated 18 11 1 10 — 40 OLATHE — Lawrence High’s McLouth for the consolation Perry-Lecompton McLouth 7 4 10 13 — 34 championship of the JefferPerry-Lecompton: Halsten Coyle 3, wrestling team placed third Natasha Carver 11, Dani Bowser 6, Lauren as a team on Saturday in the son North Invitational. Jamison 3, Madison Hess 12, Jillian Schuler 2. Madison Hess scored 12 McLouth: Stewart 13, Steffey 7, Drinnon “Wrestle for a Cure” dual tourpoints, and Natasha Carver 7, Hullinger 7. nament at Olathe North.

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Griner passed Michigan State’s Alyssa DeHaan midway through the first half to move into second place on the blocks list. The junior center has 506 blocks in her career and now only trails Saint Mary’s star Louella Tomlinson, who had 663. “Griner’s tough to guard. We talked about that,” Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “As good as she is on the offensive end, she certainly impacts the game as much or more on the defensive end.” Kimetria Hayden added 10 points and Destiny Williams had 11 rebounds for Baylor (21-0, 8-0 Big 12), which is one of two unbeatens left. Wisconsin-Green Bay improved to 19-0 on Saturday by routing Valparaiso. Carolyn Davis scored 12 and Angel Goodrich and CeCe Harper had 10 points each for Kansas (16-4, 5-3). Aishah Sutherland had 10 rebounds. Davis came into the game averaging 20 points in conference play for Kansas. She had 34 in the Jayhawks win over Texas Tech on Wednesday night. “We kind of stubbed our toe there and didn’t take care of the ball in some plays that had everything to do with us — not that it wasn’t pressure by them, (but) we made bad decisions,” Henrickson said. Griner got the Lady Bears going early with two twohanded blocks. Those came during a 14-4 run to open the game and led to three-pointers. “It was just the first five minutes,” Hayden said. “We just play hard. We just had a

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MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t Aishah Sutherland 33 3-9 2-2 2-10 1 8 Carolyn Davis 21 6-11 0-0 0-1 4 12 Angel Goodrich 34 4-13 0-0 1-2 0 10 Monica Engelman 23 0-4 0-0 0-2 1 0 Natalie Knight 29 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 2 Asia Boyd 8 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 3 Bunny Williams 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Chelsea Gardner 13 0-4 1-2 1-5 2 1 CeCe Harper 20 3-8 2-2 1-2 3 10 Tania Jackson 14 0-3 0-0 1-4 1 0 team 3-3 Totals 18-61 5-6 9-29 13 46 Three-point goals: 5-12 (Davis 0-1, Goodrich 2-3, Knight 0-1, Boyd 1-2, Harper 2-3, Jackson 0-2). Assists: 14 (Sutherland 2, Davis 1, Goodrich 8, Engelman 2, Williams 1). Turnovers: 13 (Sutherland 1, Davis 1, Goodrich 1, Engelman 4, Knight 3, Boyd 1, Williams 1, Gardner 1). Blocked shots: 2 (Davis 2). Steals: 7 (Sutherland 3, Davis 2, Goodrich 1, Knight 1, Harper 1). BAYLOR (74)

MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t Destiny Williams 24 3-7 0-0 3-11 1 6 Brittney Griner 31 12-15 4-4 2-7 2 28 Odyssey Sims 33 4-14 0-0 0-0 0 8 Kimetria Hayen 25 4-9 1-1 1-5 0 10 Jordan Madden 25 2-6 0-0 0-2 0 5 S. Washington 7 2-2 0-0 0-1 0 4 M. Robertson 7 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 Terran Condrey 13 1-3 0-0 1-4 0 2 Sune Agbuke 7 2-2 0-0 0-0 2 4 Ashley Field 8 0-2 2-2 1-4 2 2 Lindsay Palmer 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Brooklyn Pope 12 2-4 1-2 2-8 1 5 team 2-3 Totals 32-64 8-9 12-46 8 74 Three-point goals: 2-6 (Sims 0-2, Hayden 1-1, Madden 1-2, Condrey 0-1). Assists: 19 (Williams 1, Sims 6, Hayden 4, Madden 2, Washington 2, Condrey 1, Palmer 2, Pope 1). Turnovers: 11 (Williams 2, Sims 1, Hayden 1, Madden 2, Washington 1, Condrey 1, Agbuke 2, Palmer 1). Blocked shots: 6 (Griner 5, Agbuke 1). Steals: 11 (Williams 2, Sims 3, Hayden 3, Washington 2, Condrey 1). Kansas 17 29 — 46 Baylor 37 37 — 74 Officials: Lisa Mattingly, Lisa Jones, Carmen Inouye. Attendance: 10,006.

lot of energy and were ready to play, because our families were here.” The Baylor players and their families were introduced at halftime, keeping the team on the court for nearly the entire break. They headed to the locker room as the Kansas team was returning to the court.

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KANSAS UNIVERSITY RUNNER ALEX HERMES WORKS AGAINST THE CLOCK in the prelims of the 200-meter dash Friday at the Jayhawk Classic in Anschutz Pavilion.

Fourteen Kansas University track and field athletes won individual events on Friday at the Jayhawk Classic in Anschutz Pavilion. In a meet that featured both collegiate and professional athletes, Kansas runner Diamond Dixon won the 400-meter dash with an Anschutz-facility-record and NCAA season-best time of 53.05 seconds. KU triplejumper Andrea Geubelle also set an NCAA-best mark with 13.20 meters, but she finished in third place behind two professionals, both Olympic hopefuls.

Rebeka Stowe (3,000 meters) and Alena Krechyk (weight throw) also broke Anschutz Pavilion records. “It was a really good meet for us today,” KU coach Stanley Redwine said. “We had several winners, facility records and top performances in the nation so things are really shaping up. We, as coaches, thought this would be a really good meet. We had better competition, and our athletes stepped up.” The Jayhawks will compete against some of the top teams in the country on Friday and Saturday at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York City.


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AMES, IOWA — Following a made free throw with 8:04 to go, Iowa State forward Royce White walked all the way up to the rim and inspected the underside of the net. After ISU’s 72-64 victory over Kansas University on Saturday, he was asked why he did it. “That was for (KU forward) Thomas (Robinson),” White said with a smile, “because he said I was going to miss them, and I made one. That was for him.” Maybe all the 51-percent free-throw shooter needed was a little extra motivation. White hit three of his final four free-throw attempts, ending his day 6-for-11 from the line. Though it might not sound like much, it was a huge improvement for the sophomore, whose 1-for-7 freethrow shooting Tuesday at Texas was so bad he earned a spot on ESPN’s Not Top 10. “I woke up this morning,

IOWA STATE STUDENTS STORM THE COURT in celebration at Hilton Coliseum. dreaming about missing free throws,” White said, “so I went to the gym this morning and shot free throws and tried to get it right.”

White put up extra shots He even practiced charbefore and after the team’s ity attempts with ISU coach scheduled shoot-around, Fred Hoiberg. then hoisted a few more dur“Going up to the line, it being pregame warmup. comes like an island up there

when you’re on a bad streak,” White said. “It felt good (Saturday).” Following the game, ISU fans stormed the court for the first time in senior Scott Christopherson’s four years at the school. White said the Cyclones came into the contest believing it was “basically a mustwin.” “It definitely feels good to beat ’em,” White said, “knowing that we felt like we should have won the first time.” After turning it over 13 times in the first half, Hoiberg told his players in the locker room that if they cut those turnovers in half, they’d walk out of the building with a win. ISU had only six secondhalf giveaways. The Cyclones also scored on each of their eight possessions in the final five minutes. “Our offense down the stretch — that was as poised as we’ve played,” Hoiberg said. The coach also made sure to praise his team’s defense.

He said the Cyclones did a better job of getting the ball out of KU guard Tyshawn Taylor’s hands while also covering the pick-and-roll more consistently. It was ISU’s first home victory against KU since Jan. 31, 2004. “There’s always something extra-special about the Kansas game. There’s always something a little extra in the air,” said Hoiberg, who played for ISU from 1991-95. “They come in here always in the top 10. I have so much respect for that program. I have so much respect for Bill Self and his coaching staff. They do as good a job as anybody.” Hoiberg said “Hilton Magic” was in full effect Saturday. “To be honest with you, I think the two best buildings in our league to play in are Allen Fieldhouse and Hilton Coliseum. I’m absolutely passionate about that,” Hoiberg said. “They made it tough for us to win down there, and I think we made it tough for them to win down here.”

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IOWA STATE FORWARD ROYCE WHITE TURNS FOR A BUCKET over Kansas center Jeff Withey during the second half. ISU stunned the Jayhawks, 72-64, on Saturday in Ames, Iowa.

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MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t Thomas Robinson 34 5-11 3-4 0-7 4 13 Jeff Withey 28 4-5 2-2 2-6 4 10 Tyshawn taylor 35 6-11 3-6 0-1 3 16 Elijah Johnson 34 4-6 0-1 0-1 4 10 Travis Releford 40 3-5 2-3 0-2 3 10 Conner Teahan 14 1-7 0-0 0-0 2 3 Kevin Young 10 1-5 0-0 1-2 0 2 Justin Wesley 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 3 0 Naadir Tharpe 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Merv Lindsay 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Jordan Juenemann 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 team 2-4 Totals 24-50 10-16 5-23 23 64 Three-point goals: 6-17 (Johnson 2-3, Releford 2-3, Taylor 1-3, Teahan 1-6, Robinson 0-1, Young 0-1). Assists: 18 (Taylor 10, Releford 4, Johnson 3, Teahan). Turnovers: 15 (Robinson 5, Johnson 4, Withey 3, Taylor 2, Teahan). Blocked shots: 3 (Robinosn, Withey, Releford). Steals: 7 (taylor 2, Johnson 2, Young 2, Robinson).

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No Jayhawks or Cyclones were hurt during the courtstorming that took place at the final buzzer. ISU officials, however, indicated that ref Darron George hurt his wrist trying to escape the mass of bodies en route to the locker room. He iced the wrist, but did not head to the hospital for X-rays or treatment. “I kind of wanted to get in there, rushing in there and party with them,” ISU forward Royce White said after scoring 18 points and grabbing nine rebounds. “It was a good thing that they were excited. It was a good win for us.” White scored nine points in a critical 15-6 run that turned a 53-52 Cyclone deficit into a 67-59 lead at :59. “I think we did an aboveaverage job on him,” KU coach Bill Self said. “We guarded their team better the second half and did a bad job on him (in the second half, when he had 14 points). He’s good. Obviously Jeff and Thomas (Robinson) had problems with him the second half.” Self cited rebounding as a critical factor in KU’s first league loss. “I think they ‘outmanned’ us,” Self said. “When your guards combine for four rebounds and there were so many long misses ... I thought their guards did a great job. McGee (Tyrus, six rebounds) kept a lot of balls alive.” Withey had six boards and Robinson seven on a day KU

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KANSAS DEFENDERS TRAVIS RELEFORD (24) AND THOMAS ROBINSON (0) SMOTHER Iowa State guard Chris Allen. was outboarded, 36-23. ISU also outrebounded KU by eight in the Jayhawks’ 82-73 home victory over the Cyclones on Jan. 14. “They are all, ‘man plays,’” Withey said of grabbing rebounds. The last time KU was outrebounded by 10 or more was by Oklahoma State (36-26) on Feb. 27, 2010. KU’s 23 boards were fewest since securing 23 at Kansas State last season. “They crashed the glass,” said Robinson, who scored 13 points off 5-of-11 shooting. “I’m just not playing like me. I am not taking my time. I am not playing.” Robinson missed a dunk try with 4:58 left, with KU down by just three points. He also misfired from the inside on KU’s opening two possessions. “That’s not how he’s been

playing. He labored today,” Self said of Robinson, adding that only Tyshawn Taylor had a good line statistically (16 points, 10 assists, two turnovers, 35 minutes). KU led by as many as six points (45-39) with 16:52 to play. However, Scott Christopherson (14 points, 9-of-10 from line) had four points in an 11-4 surge to put the Cyclones (who led 37-34 at half) right back on top. “We were up six and hadn’t played well,” Self said. “If you had told me before the game we’d be up six with 13, 14 minutes left, I’d say, ‘OK, I can live with that.’ Iowa State was so much better down the stretch. I don’t know if we played without poise ... I don’t think we responded great the final four minutes.” The Jayhawks dropped their first road game in a

MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t Chris Babb 40 3-7 0-0 1-3 1 7 Melvin Ejim 27 4-9 6-8 3-8 2 15 Chris Allen 22 1-2 0-0 0-0 3 3 S. Christopherson 36 2-7 9-10 0-4 1 14 Royce White 36 6-11 6-11 3-9 2 18 Tyrus McGee 22 2-4 3-3 1-6 2 8 Anthony Booker 17 2-5 1-2 2-4 3 7 Jordan Railey 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 team 1-2 Totals 20-45 25-3411-36 14 72 Three-point goals: 7-17 (Booker 2-4, Ejim 1-2, Allen 1-2, Christopherson 1-2, McGee 1-2, Babb 1-4, White 0-1). Assists: 11 (White 5, Christopherson 3, Babb, Ejim, McGee). Turnovers: 19 (Ejim 7, White 6, Allen 4, Christopherson, Booker). Blocked shots: 1 (Allen). Steals: 7 (Babb 3, Ejim 2, Booker 2). Kansas 34 30 — 64 Iowa State 37 35 — 72 Officials: Steve Olson, Darron George, Gary Maxwell. Attendance: 14,376.

rough stretch of four. The next three road contests are at Missouri, Baylor and Kansas State. “We didn’t get off to a great start in what I told our guys is really the start of the conference season,” Self said. “It’s going to get hard. We have to tighten some things up. Sometimes maybe through a loss you can get their attention more than by winning ugly.” KU will meet Oklahoma at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Allen KANSAS FORWARD THOMAS ROBINSON puts up a shot over Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim. Fieldhouse.


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ISU puts end to KU’s 10-game streak By Gary Bedore gbedore@ljworld.com

ference opponent this season. ... KU had all five starters in double figures for just the second time this season. ... Tyshawn Taylor had 10 assists, most ever in a conference game. ... Taylor moved into sole possession of 30th place on KU’s all-time scoring list with 1,280 points. He broke a tie with Jerod Haase (1,264). ... Taylor’s 10 assists moved him into a tie for ninth place on KU’s all-time list with Kevin Pritchard (499). His two steals give him 144, moving him ahead of Ryan Robertson (143) for 20th on KU’s all-time list.

AMES, IOWA — Iowa State snapped Kansas University’s 10-game winning streak. KU had won seven straight on the road, which dates to last season. ... KU leads the alltime series vs. ISU, 171-59. Bill Self is 16-3 versus ISU, 15-3 at KU. ... KU used a 10-0 run late in the first half to take its first lead at 3:32. ... KU trailed 37-34 at half, marking the fifth time in 21 games KU has lagged at intermission. KU is 3-2 in those games. ... KU’s five offensive rebounds are the fewest in a game this season. ... ! Support in fight against The Jayhawks forced 19 Iowa State turnovers, the most cancer: KU coach Bill Self forced by KU against a con- and his assistants wore

sneakers instead of dress shoes with their suits Saturday as part of the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend — a collaborative initiative of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Participating NABC member coaches wear sneakers one game a year to support the American Cancer Society and its vision of a world “with less cancer and more birthdays.” !

Not interested: Self was asked on Friday’s Jim Rome radio show about possibly coaching in the NBA someday. “I think there’s a part of

me that would say that could interest me at some point in time, but right now I’m having so much fun working with these guys. To be honest with you, there’s a lot of good jobs out there. There are not many as good as what I’ve got,” Self said. “Sometimes I think people get caught up in looking for something where the grass is greener when it is really not. This is a great gig. Maybe when they get tired of me here that may be something I consider doing. Even with that being said, there’s only 30 (NBA) jobs out there. What are the chances anybody’s going to want a college coach? I am certainly not thinking that or putting

my eggs in that basket. All I want to do is coach this team as hard as I can and get this team ready.” !

T-Rob love: ESPN’s Jay Bilas lists KU’s Thomas Robinson as his No. 3 big man in college basketball this season. His rankings are “based upon performance in college, and with a nod to pro potential.” Kentucky’s Anthony Davis is No. 1 and Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger No. 2. Of Robinson, Bilas wrote: “No big man has had a better season than Robinson. Clearly he is a high level athlete with an NBA body. And he has a tremendous motor that keeps revving at a high level

game after game. Robinson is the best defensive rebounder in college basketball, averaging nine defensive rebounds per game and more than 12 rebounds overall. He can run the floor, and he has the strength and lift to block shots around the rim. He is not a natural scorer but can step away and hit to 18 feet, and he can also put it on the floor and drive it some. Robinson is averaging more than 17 points per game on 54 percent shooting, and he gets to the free throw line six times per game but shoots only 64 percent from the line. His activity level is what makes him special, and he will help a team win without having to be the focal point.”

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KANSAS GUARD TRAVIS RELEFORD (24) BATTLES INSIDE FOR A REBOUND with Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim during the first half. ISU outrebounded KU by 13 in a 72-64 victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday in Ames, Iowa.

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No. 3 Syracuse holds off West Virginia Colorado State 77, No. 13 San Diego State 60 FORT COLLINS, COLO. — Wes Eikmeier scored 19 points and Colorado State made all 23 of its free throws.

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No. 3 Syracuse 63, West Virginia 61 SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Brandon Triche had 18 points, including a pair of free throws that broke the final tie with 88 seconds left, and Syracuse beat West Virginia. After Triche’s free throws, the Mountaineers missed four straight shots, including an airball three by Darryl “Truck” Bryant and a miss on the follow by Deniz Kilicli. But when Kris Joseph snared the rebound and tried to dribble away, he fell out of bounds with 6.2 seconds left, giving West Virginia one last chance. Kevin Jones missed a three from the left corner at the buzzer. WEST VIRGINIA (15-7) Jones 8-18 2-2 20, Kilicli 2-10 1-5 5, Miles 0-1 0-0 0, Hinds 3-5 0-0 6, Bryant 4-11 2-2 12, Rutledge 1-1 0-0 2, Brown 1-2 2-2 5, Browne 3-6 4-4 11, Noreen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-54 11-15 61. SYRACUSE (22-1) Fair 3-4 1-2 7, Joseph 4-9 5-5 13, Christmas 0-0 0-0 0, Jardine 3-8 1-2 9, Triche 7-12 2-2 18, Waiters 2-9 4-6 8, Keita 2-2 0-0 4, Southerland 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 23-50 13-17 63. Halftime-Syracuse 28-24. 3-Point GoalsWest Virginia 6-18 (Jones 2-4, Bryant 2-9, Brown 1-1, Browne 1-2, Hinds 0-2), Syracuse 4-20 (Triche 2-4, Jardine 2-6, Joseph 0-3, Waiters 0-3, Southerland 0-4). Fouled OutChristmas. Rebounds-West Virginia 41 (Jones 8), Syracuse 20 (Joseph 7). AssistsWest Virginia 16 (Miles 4), Syracuse 11 (Jardine 5). Total Fouls-West Virginia 16, Syracuse 14. A-28,740.

No. 1 Kentucky 74, LSU 50 BATON ROUGE, LA. — Terrence Jones highlighted a 27-point performance with a 13-0 run on his own and Kentucky pulled away in the second half for a win over struggling LSU. KENTUCKY (21-1) Jones 10-16 7-8 27, Kidd-Gilchrist 0-5 1-2 1, Davis 6-6 4-10 16, Lamb 3-9 1-2 9, Teague 2-6 0-0 6, Miller 5-9 0-0 13, Beckham 0-0 0-0 0, Vargas 0-1 0-0 0, Wiltjer 0-3 2-4 2. Totals 26-55 15-26 74. LSU (12-9) O’Bryant 6-15 0-0 12, Ludwig 0-0 0-0 0, Hamilton 3-7 1-2 7, Hickey 2-6 0-1 5, Turner 2-6 0-0 4, Bass 0-0 0-0 0, White 0-1 0-0 0, Stringer 2-7 4-4 8, Courtney 0-1 0-0 0, Warren 5-9 1-2 11, Isaac 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 21-53 7-11 50. Halftime-Kentucky 35-26. 3-Point GoalsKentucky 7-15 (Miller 3-5, Teague 2-4, Lamb 2-4, Wiltjer 0-1, Kidd-Gilchrist 0-1), LSU 1-9 (Hickey 1-3, O’Bryant 0-1, Courtney 0-1, Turner 0-1, Stringer 0-3). Fouled OutHamilton. Rebounds-Kentucky 39 (Davis 10), LSU 29 (O’Bryant 9). Assists-Kentucky 12 (Kidd-Gilchrist, Teague 4), LSU 13 (Hickey 5). Total Fouls-Kentucky 12, LSU 18. Ejected-. Ejections-White. A-11,631.

SAN DIEGO ST. (18-3) Shelton 3-3 0-0 6, Thames 2-11 6-6 10, Rahon 1-8 1-2 4, J. Franklin 8-18 6-7 24, Tapley 3-17 4-5 10, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, L. Franklin 0-4 0-0 0, Green 1-1 0-0 2, Stephens 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 20-64 17-20 60. COLORADO ST. (14-6) Hornung 4-5 0-0 8, Bell 6-9 5-5 17, G. Smith 3-4 2-2 8, Eikmeier 5-15 8-8 19, Green 3-8 4-4 12, Carr 0-1 0-0 0, Sabas 2-5 4-4 10, D. Smith 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 24-49 23-23 77. Halftime-Colorado St. 40-28. 3-Point GoalsSan Diego St. 3-21 (J. Franklin 2-7, Rahon 1-4, L. Franklin 0-2, Thames 0-2, Tapley 0-6), Colorado St. 6-13 (Sabas 2-4, Green 2-5, D. Smith 1-1, Eikmeier 1-3). Rebounds-San Diego St. 30 (J. Franklin 10), Colorado St. 40 (Hornung 13). Assists-San Diego St. 7 (Thames 3), Colorado St. 13 (Green 4). Total Fouls-San Diego St. 20, Colorado St. 20. A-6,038.

No. 17 Marquette 82, Villanova 78 PHILADELPHIA — Marquette stormed back from an 18-point deficit. MARQUETTE (18-4) Crowder 6-15 4-6 20, Johnson-Odom 9-20 5-6 26, Blue 2-5 5-6 9, Cadougan 1-4 2-2 4, Gardner 3-6 3-4 9, Anderson 0-0 0-2 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, J. Wilson 4-12 4-4 12, D. Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Mayo 0-3 2-2 2. Totals 25-65 25-32 82. VILLANOVA (10-12) Wayns 3-10 4-4 12, Cheek 4-12 6-6 16, Pinkston 5-10 6-8 17, Yarou 1-3 0-1 2, Bell 5-12 0-0 13, Kennedy 1-1 0-0 2, Hilliard 0-1 3-4 3, Johnson 1-3 0-0 2, Sutton 5-7 1-2 11, McMahon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-59 20-25 78. Halftime-Villanova 46-36. 3-Point GoalsMarquette 7-18 (Crowder 4-7, Johnson-Odom 3-8, Cadougan 0-1, Mayo 0-2), Villanova 8-22 (Bell 3-6, Wayns 2-5, Cheek 2-8, Pinkston 1-1, Johnson 0-1, Hilliard 0-1). Fouled OutKennedy, Wayns. Rebounds-Marquette 43 (Crowder 12), Villanova 39 (Sutton 10). Assists-Marquette 17 (Johnson-Odom 5), Villanova 16 (Cheek, Wayns 4). Total FoulsMarquette 18, Villanova 27. TechnicalsMarquette Bench, Villanova Bench. A-NA.

No. 14 Florida 69, No. 18 Mississippi St. 57 No. 19 Virginia 61, GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Brad- N.C. State 60 RALEIGH, N.C. — Mike Scott ley Beal scored 19 points. scored 18 points to lift Virginia. Kevin Rivoli/AP Photo

WEST VIRGINIA’S KEVIN JONES, CENTER, BATTLES Syracuse’s James Southerland, right, and Kris Joseph for a possession during the first half on Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y. No. 8 Duke 83, St. John’s 76 DURHAM, N.C. — Mason Plumlee had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. ST. JOHN’S (9-12) Harkless 13-21 3-6 30, Garrett 2-8 4-8 8, Greene 4-14 0-0 9, Harrison 8-17 2-3 21, Pointer 1-2 0-0 2, Achiuwa 1-3 2-4 4, Stith 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 30-68 11-21 76. DUKE (18-3) Mas. Plumlee 5-8 5-9 15, Kelly 3-7 10-12 16, Rivers 4-11 3-5 12, Dawkins 4-11 2-2 14, Curry 3-7 2-2 9, Cook 0-3 2-2 2, Thornton 1-1 3-4 6, Hairston 0-2 1-2 1, Mi. Plumlee 2-3 4-4 8. Totals 22-53 32-42 83. Halftime-Duke 45-29. 3-Point GoalsSt. John’s 5-16 (Harrison 3-8, Greene 1-2, Harkless 1-4, Stith 0-1, Garrett 0-1), Duke 7-19 (Dawkins 4-10, Thornton 1-1, Rivers 1-3, Curry 1-4, Cook 0-1). Fouled Out-Pointer, Rivers. Rebounds-St. John’s 36 (Harkless 13), Duke 39 (Mas. Plumlee 17). AssistsSt. John’s 5 (Achiuwa, Garrett 2), Duke 14 (Rivers 5). Total Fouls-St. John’s 25, Duke 20. A-9,314.

Pittsburgh 72, No. 9 Georgetown 60 PITTSBURGH — Nasir Robinson scored 23 points and made all nine of his field goal attempts to lead Pittsburgh. GEORGETOWN (16-4) Thompson 5-12 0-0 11, Lubick 0-2 0-0 0, Sims 5-10 0-0 10, Starks 2-4 0-0 5, Clark 3-9 3-5 9, Whittington 1-5 3-4 6, Hopkins 0-0 0-0 0, Porter 6-11 0-1 14, Trawick 2-4 1-2 5. Totals 24-57 7-12 60.

PITTSBURGH (13-9) Patterson 6-8 5-5 18, Robinson 9-9 5-6 23, Zanna 3-7 2-2 8, Woodall 1-7 2-2 4, Gibbs 4-8 4-4 13, Wright 0-0 0-0 0, J. Johnson 1-4 0-0 3, Taylor 1-3 0-0 2, Gilbert 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 0-2 1-3 1. Totals 25-48 19-22 72. Halftime-Pittsburgh 33-22. 3-Point GoalsGeorgetown 5-17 (Porter 2-3, Starks 1-1, Whittington 1-3, Thompson 1-3, Lubick 0-1, Trawick 0-1, Clark 0-5), Pittsburgh 3-13 (Gibbs 1-3, Patterson 1-3, J. Johnson 1-4, Woodall 0-3). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsGeorgetown 23 (Porter 6), Pittsburgh 35 (Zanna 10). Assists-Georgetown 13 (Sims 5), Pittsburgh 20 (Woodall 10). Total FoulsGeorgetown 18, Pittsburgh 17. A-12,508.

No. 11 Murray State 73, Eastern Illinois 58 MURRAY, KY. — Donte Poole and Isaiah Canaan each scored 18 points, and Murray State remained the only unbeaten team in Division I with a victory over Eastern Illinois. E. ILLINOIS (9-11) McKinnie 5-10 3-4 13, Sanders 2-4 1-2 5, Joe. Miller 6-11 4-5 17, Granger 3-8 0-0 7, Doss 1-5 0-0 2, Lubsey 0-0 0-0 0, Herron 1-3 0-0 3, Hollowell 0-3 0-0 0, Woods 4-8 0-3 9, Akers 0-1 0-0 0, McFarlin 0-0 0-0 0, Piper 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 23-54 8-14 58. MURRAY ST. (21-0) Daniel 1-3 3-4 5, Mushatt 2-4 1-3 5, Canaan 6-10 4-5 18, Poole 7-11 2-2 18, Long 2-6 1-2 6, Wilson 2-5 2-2 8, Jackson 1-1 0-0 2, Garrett 1-3 1-2 3, Burge 0-0 0-0 0, Bland 0-1 0-2 0, Nussman 0-0 0-0 0, Aska 4-7 0-0 8. Totals 26-51 14-22 73.

Halftime-Murray St. 36-25. 3-Point Goals-E. Illinois 4-13 (Woods 1-1, Granger 1-2, Herron 1-2, Joe. Miller 1-4, Hollowell 0-1, Doss 0-3), Murray St. 7-16 (Poole 2-4, Wilson 2-4, Canaan 2-5, Long 1-2, Bland 0-1). Rebounds-E. Illinois 24 (McKinnie 6), Murray St. 40 (Daniel 12). Assists-E. Illinois 11 (Joe. Miller 5), Murray St. 14 (Poole 6). Total Fouls-E. Illinois 16, Murray St. 14. A-8,673.

MISSISSIPPI ST. (17-5) Sidney 2-7 1-2 5, Moultrie 4-10 4-8 12, Bost 4-7 2-2 12, Hood 3-6 0-0 7, Bryant 5-6 0-0 11, Steele 3-9 0-0 9, Lewis 0-3 1-2 1. Totals 21-48 8-14 57. FLORIDA (17-4) Yeguete 2-3 0-2 4, Murphy 5-9 0-0 14, Boynton 1-6 0-0 2, Walker 4-10 0-1 10, Beal 6-9 4-4 19, Rosario 2-5 0-0 5, Young 6-11 0-0 12, Wilbekin 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 27-56 4-7 69. Halftime-Florida 30-27. 3-Point GoalsMississippi St. 7-16 (Steele 3-6, Bost 2-4, Bryant 1-1, Hood 1-3, Sidney 0-2), Florida 11-24 (Murphy 4-7, Beal 3-4, Walker 2-6, Rosario 1-2, Wilbekin 1-2, Boynton 0-3). Fouled Out-Moultrie. Rebounds-Mississippi St. 34 (Moultrie 13), Florida 26 (Yeguete 7). Assists-Mississippi St. 10 (Bost 4), Florida 15 (Boynton 5). Total Fouls-Mississippi St. 14, Florida 11. A-12,045.

No. 12 UNLV 65, Air Force 63, OT AIR FORCE ACADEMY, COLO. No. 15 Creighton 73, — Chace Stanback stole a Bradley 59 Todd Fletcher pass with two OMAHA, NEB. — Doug Mcseconds remaining in overDermott scored 24 points. time to help UNLV escape. UNLV (20-3) Stanback 1-10 0-0 2, Moser 10-17 5-9 27, Massamba 2-3 0-0 4, Bellfield 6-10 0-0 15, Marshall 2-8 3-4 8, Thomas 0-0 0-2 0, Wallace 1-3 0-0 3, Smith 0-0 0-2 0, Hawkins 2-5 1-1 6. Totals 24-56 9-18 65. AIR FORCE (11-8) Williams 4-7 2-2 13, Fitzgerald 2-7 4-4 9, Broekhuis 2-8 7-10 11, Fletcher 1-3 0-0 3, Lyons 9-19 1-2 25, Hammonds 0-1 0-0 0, Carter 0-1 0-0 0, Yon 0-0 0-0 0, Kammerer 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 19-47 14-18 63. Halftime-Air Force 34-33. End Of Regulation-Tied 57. 3-Point Goals-UNLV 8-26 (Bellfield 3-6, Moser 2-6, Wallace 1-3, Hawkins 1-3, Marshall 1-3, Stanback 0-5), Air Force 11-26 (Lyons 6-11, Williams 3-4, Fletcher 1-2, Fitzgerald 1-4, Carter 0-1, Broekhuis 0-4). Fouled Out-Massamba. Rebounds-UNLV 35 (Moser 12), Air Force 29 (Williams 8). Assists-UNLV 19 (Bellfield 7), Air Force 15 (Fletcher 5). Total Fouls-UNLV 21, Air Force 20. A-4,170.

BRADLEY (6-17) Brown 5-14 4-4 16, Shayok 0-1 0-0 0, Prosser 2-5 2-2 6, Simms-Edwards 7-16 1-2 19, Lemon 3-9 0-0 6, Woods 0-1 0-0 0, Eastman 1-4 0-0 2, Crawford 1-1 0-0 2, Thompson 4-8 0-0 8. Totals 23-59 7-8 59. CREIGHTON (20-2) McDermott 10-14 3-3 24, Echenique 5-5 4-6 14, Gibbs 2-4 1-3 6, Manigat 0-3 0-0 0, Young 1-4 0-0 2, Chatman 1-1 2-2 5, Jones 3-6 5-7 14, Dingman 1-3 0-0 3, Artino 0-0 2-2 2, Wragge 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 24-44 17-23 73. Halftime-Creighton 33-28. 3-Point GoalsBradley 6-17 (Simms-Edwards 4-7, Brown 2-4, Woods 0-1, Lemon 0-2, Eastman 0-3), Creighton 8-20 (Jones 3-5, Gibbs 1-1, Chatman 1-1, McDermott 1-2, Dingman 1-3, Wragge 1-4, Young 0-1, Manigat 0-3). Fouled Out-Lemon. Rebounds-Bradley 30 (Brown, Thompson 7), Creighton 28 (Echenique 10). Assists-Bradley 12 (Simms-Edwards 4), Creighton 20 (Gibbs 6). Total FoulsBradley 21, Creighton 9. Technical-Eastman. A-18,436.

VIRGINIA (17-3) Evans 1-3 3-6 5, Harris 4-9 2-2 12, Zeglinski 4-6 0-0 12, Scott 5-11 8-11 18, Ak. Mitchell 1-3 2-2 4, Jesperson 0-2 0-0 0, Brogdon 3-7 0-0 7, Atkins 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 19-43 16-23 61. NC STATE (15-7) Howell 4-8 3-7 11, Brown 4-10 0-0 8, Leslie 5-11 7-12 17, Wood 3-11 0-0 8, Williams 6-9 2-2 14, Painter 1-2 0-0 2, A. Johnson 0-6 0-0 0. Totals 23-57 12-21 60. Halftime-Virginia 38-31. 3-Point GoalsVirginia 7-15 (Zeglinski 4-5, Harris 2-4, Brogdon 1-4, Jesperson 0-2), NC State 2-15 (Wood 2-8, Brown 0-1, Williams 0-2, A. Johnson 0-4). Fouled Out-Howell. ReboundsVirginia 25 (Harris, Scott 5), NC State 42 (Howell 18). Assists-Virginia 8 (Zeglinski 3), NC State 12 (Brown 4). Total Fouls-Virginia 14, NC State 17. A-17,027.

No. 21 St. Mary’s 80, BYU 66 PROVO, UTAH — Brad Waldow scored 19 points and Clint Steindl added 16. SAINT MARY’S (CAL) (21-2) Waldow 8-10 3-5 19, Page 2-3 2-2 7, Dellavedova 1-4 7-10 10, Holt 2-8 4-4 9, Jones 5-10 3-6 13, Young 0-0 0-0 0, Rowley 1-1 0-0 2, Steindl 4-6 4-4 16, Levesque 0-0 0-0 0, Petrulis 0-0 0-0 0, Walker II 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 24-43 25-33 80. BYU (18-6) Davies 6-18 2-4 14, Abouo 2-3 2-4 6, Carlino 6-15 3-4 15, Zylstra 0-5 1-2 1, Hartsock 5-9 5-5 15, Cusick 1-2 0-0 3, Sharp 0-0 0-0 0, Winder 3-5 1-2 8, Rogers 0-1 0-0 0, Harrison 0-0 0-0 0, Austin 2-3 0-1 4. Totals 25-61 14-22 66. Halftime-Saint Mary’s (Cal) 40-28. 3-Point Goals-Saint Mary’s (Cal) 7-18 (Steindl 4-6, Page 1-2, Holt 1-4, Dellavedova 1-4, Jones 0-2), BYU 2-13 (Cusick 1-2, Winder 1-2, Zylstra 0-4, Carlino 0-5). Fouled Out-Abouo, Carlino. Rebounds-Saint Mary’s (Cal) 35 (Jones 9), BYU 30 (Davies 7). Assists-Saint Mary’s (Cal) 13 (Holt 5), BYU 9 (Carlino, Zylstra 3). Total Fouls-Saint Mary’s (Cal) 22, BYU 26. Technicals-Saint Mary’s (Cal) Bench, BYU Bench 2. A-22,700.

BIG 12 ROUNDUP

OU gives Kruger victory at old stomping grounds The Associated Press

Oklahoma 63, No. 22 Kansas State 60 MANHATTAN — Every once in a while, Lon Kruger has a senior moment. The Oklahoma coach will be sitting in film study, or perhaps in practice, and draw on his experience playing and coaching at Kansas State to make a point. Only he’ll talk about his days in the Big 8, and his players will gently remind him that, no, it’s the Big 12 these days. Yes, Kruger is back in the conference he once called home. On Saturday night, he walked out of the building he once called home with a victory. Steven Pledger scored 30 points and the Sooners weathered a second-half charge by the Wildcats — and some tense moments down the stretch — for a confidence-building win. “Pales by comparison to what it means to the players,” Kruger said of his first game at Bramlage Coliseum since 1990, when he led the Wildcats in his final game before departing for the same job at Florida. “They’re not aware where I went to school.” Actually, Lon, they are. “This is where he rocked out on the court,” Pledger said, “so this is great.” The Sooners squandered a 10-point second-half advantage but still led 59-56 on a pair of free throws by Pledger with 1:07 left, setting up a tense final flurry by both teams. Will Spradling’s slicing layup got Kansas State within a point, and Jordan Henriquez corralled a loose ball on defense with just over 10 seconds left. But Sam Grooms managed to poke it loose before it could be cleared, and Romero Osby went to the foul line.

They made it a real physical game. We didn’t respond.” — Kansas State coach Frank Martin Osby hit two free throws to restore Oklahoma’s threepoint lead, and the Sooners fouled Henriquez on purpose with 5.2 seconds left. He made both fouls shots to get Kansas State within 61-60, but Grooms matched him with two free throws of his own. Kansas State had one final chance when Rodney McGruder got loose on the perimeter, but his three-pointer at the buzzer clanked off the rim, allowing the Sooners (137, 3-5 Big 12) to escape. “I had a clean look,” McGruder said. “Just came up short.” McGruder finished with 19 points and Angel Rodriguez had 10 for the Wildcats (155, 4-4), who had won three straight but saw a chance to gain ground in the Big 12 slip away. “They made it a real physical game. We didn’t respond,” said Kansas State coach Frank Martin, whose team was 3-for-19 from beyond the arc. Martin probably wished he had Kruger letting it fly from long range. The native of Silver Lake, Kan., was a star for the Wildcats in the 1970s, twice earning Big 8 player of the year honors. He later returned as an assistant coach and eventually the head coach, taking over after Jack Hartman retired and leading the Wildcats to four NCAA tournaments. “It meant a lot to me, playing for Coach, knowing that he was a big-time player,” Grooms said. “You want to win for him so he has a little bit of bragging rights.”

OKLAHOMA (13-7) Fitzgerald 1-7 1-2 3, Osby 2-9 5-7 9, Grooms 1-8 2-2 4, Pledger 11-17 4-4 30, Clark 5-9 1-3 11, Washington 2-3 0-0 4, Blair 0-2 2-2 2, Neal 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 15-20 63. KANSAS ST. (15-5) Samuels 3-6 3-4 9, Gipson 0-0 0-0 0, Rodriguez 4-10 1-2 10, McGruder 6-14 6-6 19, Spradling 2-10 2-2 6, Southwell 0-0 0-0 0, Irving 1-5 0-0 3, Ojeleye 2-2 0-0 4, Diaz 0-1 0-0 0, Henriquez 3-3 3-4 9. Totals 21-51 15-18 60. Halftime-Oklahoma 34-28. 3-Point GoalsOklahoma 4-9 (Pledger 4-7, Grooms 0-1, Blair 0-1), Kansas St. 3-17 (Irving 1-2, Rodriguez 1-3, McGruder 1-6, Samuels 0-1, Spradling 0-5). Fouled Out-Fitzgerald, Rodriguez. Rebounds-Oklahoma 29 (Clark 6), Kansas St. 33 (Samuels 8). AssistsOklahoma 16 (Grooms 7), Kansas St. 11 (Irving, McGruder, Rodriguez, Samuels, Spradling 2). Total Fouls-Oklahoma 21, Kansas St. 20. A-12,528. sas St. 11 (Irving, McGruder, Rodriguez, Samuels, Spradling 2). Total FoulsOklahoma 21, Kansas St. 20. A-12,528.

No. 2 Missouri 63, Texas Tech 50 COLUMBIA, MO. — Kim English scored 19 points in the first half, Marcus Denmon added 13 after the break and Missouri had just enough to avoid a second straight upset with a shaky victory over Texas Tech. Jaye Crockett had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Ty Nurse scored 13 for Texas Tech (7-13, 0-8 Big 12), which shaved a 15-point deficit to seven on Clark Lammert’s three-pointer off the glass at the shot-clock buzzer with 2:36 to go. TEXAS TECH (7-13) Petteway 1-4 0-2 3, Willis 1-2 0-0 2, Wagner 1-4 1-2 3, Lewandowski 1-1 0-0 2, Tolbert 2-4 0-0 4, Nurse 5-9 0-0 13, Adams 3-9 0-0 8, Crockett 5-9 0-0 11, Lammert 1-2 1-2 4. Totals 20-44 2-6 50. MISSOURI (19-2) Ratliffe 4-6 0-0 8, P. Pressey 1-5 1-2 3, M. Pressey 1-5 0-0 2, Denmon 4-15 10-10 19, English 7-12 4-6 22, Dixon 2-5 4-4 9, Moore 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 19-48 19-23 63. Halftime-Missouri 31-24. 3-Point GoalsTexas Tech 8-18 (Nurse 3-7, Adams 2-4, Crockett 1-1, Lammert 1-2, Petteway 1-3, Willis 0-1), Missouri 6-21 (English 4-6, Dixon 1-3, Denmon 1-6, M. Pressey 0-3, P. Pressey 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Texas Tech 31 (Crockett 11), Missouri 27 (Denmon 6). Assists-Texas Tech 14 (Crockett, Wagner 4), Missouri 15 (P. Pressey 12). Total Fouls-Texas Tech 22, Missouri 12. Technical-Texas Tech Bench. A-15,061.

No. 6 Baylor 76, Texas 71 WACO, TEXAS — Perry Jones III scored 22 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds, Pierre Jackson hit

the go-ahead three-pointer and Baylor withstood a second-half rally to beat Texas. TEXAS (13-8) Wangmene 1-3 0-2 2, Chapman 2-3 4-4 8, Lewis 3-9 0-0 6, Kabongo 3-7 4-8 12, Brown 11-22 6-8 32, McClellan 0-4 2-2 2, Bond 1-5 0-0 2, Holmes 3-6 0-2 7, Gibbs 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-60 16-26 71. BAYLOR (19-2) Jones III 7-12 8-11 22, Acy 3-6 4-4 10, Miller 5-11 8-10 18, Heslip 3-7 4-5 11, Jackson 2-7 1-2 7, Franklin 1-2 0-0 3, Walton 0-1 2-2 2, Jefferson 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 22-47 27-34 76. Halftime-Baylor 38-29. 3-Point GoalsTexas 7-24 (Brown 4-10, Kabongo 2-2, Holmes 1-2, Gibbs 0-1, McClellan 0-3, Lewis 0-6), Baylor 5-15 (Jackson 2-4, Jones 1-1, Franklin 1-2, Heslip 1-5, Jones III 0-1, Miller 0-2). Fouled Out-Chapman, Holmes. Rebounds-Texas 28 (Bond, Lewis 6), Baylor 40 (Jones III 14). Assists-Texas 14 (Brown, Kabongo 5), Baylor 14 (Jackson 7). Total Fouls-Texas 25, Baylor 22. A-10,299.

Texas A&M 76, Oklahoma State 61 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Elston Turner scored 23 points as injury-depleted Texas A&M beat Oklahoma State. David Loubeau added 13 points for the Aggies (12-8, 3-5 Big 12), who led by a point at halftime and never trailed in the second half. OKLAHOMA ST. (10-11) Guerrero 0-3 0-0 0, Nash 5-15 3-5 13, B. Williams 5-10 3-3 14, Page 2-13 4-4 9, Cobbins 3-6 0-0 6, Soucek 0-0 0-0 0, Sager 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 7-11 3-3 19. Totals 22-58 13-15 61. TEXAS A&M (12-8) Hibbert 2-3 1-3 5, Davis 0-2 2-2 2, Loubeau 5-6 3-4 13, Green 4-6 0-0 8, E. Turner 6-14 10-12 23, Alexander 5-6 0-0 11, Kinsley 3-7 0-0 8, Baird 0-0 0-1 0, R. Turner 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 28-48 16-22 76. Halftime-Texas A&M 30-29. 3-Point GoalsOklahoma St. 4-21 (Brown 2-4, B. Williams 1-4, Page 1-8, Guerrero 0-1, Nash 0-4), Texas A&M 4-15 (Kinsley 2-4, Alexander 1-2, E. Turner 1-7, Green 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Oklahoma St. 32 (Cobbins, Nash 7), Texas A&M 31 (Alexander 6). AssistsOklahoma St. 11 (Page 5), Texas A&M 18 (E. Turner 5). Total Fouls-Oklahoma St. 23, Texas A&M 18. A-9,027.

Big 12 Women No. 21 Texas Tech 75, Texas 71 LUBBOCK, TEXAS — Jordan Barncastle scored 19 points, including a key three-point play with 24 seconds left, to help Texas Tech end a fivegame skid with a victory over Texas.

Charlie Riedel/AP Photo

OKLAHOMA GUARD STEVEN PLEDGER (2) GETS PAST Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez (13) and forward Thomas Gipson to put up a shot during the first half Saturday in Manhattan. OU won, 63-60.


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SPORTS

8B Sunday, January 29, 2012

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SCOREBOARD Big 12 Men

Conf. W L 7 1 6 2 6 2 5 3 4 4 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 0 8

Overall W L 17 4 19 2 19 2 15 6 15 5 13 8 13 7 12 8 10 11 7 13

Kansas Baylor Missouri Iowa State Kansas State Texas Oklahoma Texas A&M Oklahoma State Texas Tech Saturday’s Games Iowa State 72, Kansas 64 Baylor 76, Texas 71 Missouri 63, Texas Tech 50 Texas A&M 76, Oklahoma State 61 Oklahoma 63, Kansas State 60 Monday, Jan. 30 Missouri at Texas, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 Oklahoma State at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. Kansas State at Iowa State, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 Oklahoma at Kansas, 8 p.m. Baylor at Texas A&M, 8 p.m.

Big 12 Women

Conf. Overall W L W L Baylor 8 0 21 0 Kansas 5 3 16 4 Kansas State 5 3 14 6 Oklahoma 5 3 13 6 Texas A&M 4 3 13 5 Oklahoma State 4 4 12 5 Texas 3 5 13 7 Texas Tech 3 5 15 5 Iowa State 2 5 11 7 Missouri 0 8 10 9 Saturday’s Games Baylor 74, Kansas 46 Kansas State 67, Oklahoma State 56 Texas Tech 75, Texas 71 Oklahoma 62, Missouri 59 Today’s Game Iowa State at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 Oklahoma at Kansas, 7 p.m.

Kansas Men

Exhibition Pittsburg State, W 84-55 Fort Hays State (exhibition), W 101-52 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) Feb. 1 — Oklahoma, 8 p.m., ESPNU. Feb. 4 — at Missouri, 8 p.m., ESPN. Feb. 8 — at Baylor, 6 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2. Feb. 11 — Oklahoma State, 3 p.m., Big 12. Feb. 13 — at Kansas State, 8 p.m., ESPN. Feb. 18 — Texas Tech, 7 p.m., Big 12. Feb. 22 — at Texas A&M, 8 p.m., ESPN2. Feb. 25 — Missouri, 3 p.m., CBS. Feb. 27 — 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.

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) Jan. 31 — Oklahoma, 7 p.m. (Metro) Feb. 4 — at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. Feb. 8 — Texas, 7 p.m. (Metro) Feb. 12 — at Kansas State, noon (FSN) Feb. 15 — at Iowa State, 7 p.m. Feb. 18 — Missouri, 1 p.m. (Metro) Feb. 21 — at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. Feb. 24 — Baylor, 6:30 p.m. (FSN) Feb. 29 — Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. (Metro) March 4 — at Oklakhoma, TBA March 7-10 — Big 12 championship at Kansas City, Mo.

College Men

EAST Albany (NY) 72, Hartford 60 American U. 69, Lafayette 61 Bucknell 66, Navy 51 CCSU 69, Fairleigh Dickinson 62 Cornell 65, Columbia 60 Drexel 71, Delaware 55 Fordham 63, George Washington 58 Harvard 68, Brown 59 Holy Cross 76, Colgate 60 LIU 97, St. Francis (Pa.) 76 La Salle 71, Duquesne 68 Louisville 60, Seton Hall 51 Maine 67, Binghamton 59 Marquette 82, Villanova 78 Monmouth (NJ) 78, Bryant 68 Mount St. Mary’s 81, Sacred Heart 80, 2OT Northeastern 58, Hofstra 51 Pittsburgh 72, Georgetown 60 Rutgers 61, Cincinnati 54 St. Bonaventure 62, Richmond 47 St. Francis (NY) 81, Robert Morris 68 Syracuse 63, West Virginia 61 Temple 78, Saint Joseph’s 60 Towson 66, UNC Wilmington 61 UMass 72, Saint Louis 59 Wagner 51, Quinnipiac 50 Yale 62, Dartmouth 52 SOUTH Alabama 72, Arkansas 66 Appalachian St. 81, Elon 66 Austin Peay 92, UT-Martin 73 Belmont 85, Jacksonville 71 Charleston Southern 75, Presbyterian 64 Clemson 71, Wake Forest 60 Coastal Carolina 70, Gardner-Webb 56 Coppin St. 73, Hampton 70 Delaware St. 76, NC Central 70 Duke 83, St. John’s 76 East Carolina 73, UAB 66 Florida 69, Mississippi St. 57 Florida A&M 68, Bethune-Cookman 62 Florida Gulf Coast 92, Kennesaw St. 74 Furman 67, The Citadel 58 George Mason 89, James Madison 79 Georgia Southern 75, Chattanooga 72 High Point 52, Winthrop 47 Jacksonville St. 76, SIU-Edwardsville 65 Kentucky 74, LSU 50 Liberty 67, Radford 65 Louisiana-Lafayette 67, LouisianaMonroe 60 MVSU 60, Jackson St. 54 Maryland 73, Virginia Tech 69 Memphis 83, Marshall 76 Mercer 75, Stetson 64 Mississippi 66, South Carolina 62 Morehead St. 56, Tennessee Tech 50 Murray St. 73, E. Illinois 58

NC A&T 91, Md.-Eastern Shore 66 Nevada 65, Louisiana Tech 63 Norfolk St. 76, Morgan St. 59 North Florida 71, Lipscomb 59 Northwestern St. 55, SE Louisiana 38 Old Dominion 68, William & Mary 44 Prairie View 64, Alabama St. 57 Samford 77, Davidson 74 Savannah St. 71, Howard 50 Southern Miss. 78, UCF 65 Southern U. 65, Alcorn St. 54 Tennessee 64, Auburn 49 Tennessee St. 91, E. Kentucky 85, 2OT Texas Southern 73, Alabama A&M 61 UNC Asheville 95, Campbell 84 UNC Greensboro 89, W. Carolina 86, OT VCU 59, Georgia St. 58 Vanderbilt 84, Middle Tennessee 77 Virginia 61, NC State 60 W. Kentucky 61, FIU 51 Wofford 68, Coll. of Charleston 59 Xavier 74, Charlotte 70 MIDWEST Akron 74, Cent. Michigan 64 Buffalo 74, N. Illinois 59 Cleveland St. 67, Youngstown St. 47 Creighton 73, Bradley 59 E. Michigan 55, Bowling Green 50 Green Bay 80, Butler 68 Illinois St. 60, S. Illinois 40 Iowa St. 72, Kansas 64 Kent St. 77, Toledo 61 Minnesota 77, Illinois 72, OT Missouri 63, Texas Tech 50 Missouri St. 63, N. Iowa 51 N. Dakota St. 78, Oakland 75 North Dakota 71, Chicago St. 61 Ohio 59, Ball St. 55 Oklahoma 63, Kansas St. 60 Purdue 58, Northwestern 56 Rhode Island 86, Dayton 81 S. Dakota St. 74, IPFW 43 Valparaiso 55, Milwaukee 52 W. Illinois 57, IUPUI 55 W. Michigan 73, Miami (Ohio) 64 SOUTHWEST Baylor 76, Texas 71 Grambling St. 60, Ark.-Pine Bluff 55 Houston 81, UTEP 76, OT Lamar 80, Nicholls St. 56 North Texas 76, Arkansas St. 64 Oral Roberts 77, UMKC 67 Rice 88, Tulane 74 Stephen F. Austin 64, Texas A&M-CC 49 Texas A&M 76, Oklahoma St. 61 Texas-Arlington 82, Texas St. 79 Texas-Pan American 81, Houston Baptist 71 Tulsa 66, SMU 60 UALR 64, Denver 57 UTSA 78, Sam Houston St. 66 FAR WEST Arizona St. 71, Washington St. 67 Colorado St. 77, San Diego St. 60 E. Washington 69, Montana St. 52 Idaho St. 64, Weber St. 62 New Mexico 71, TCU 54 New Mexico St. 60, Fresno St. 56 S. Utah 62, South Dakota 60 Sacramento St. 77, N. Arizona 43 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 80, BYU 66 UC Irvine 65, UC Riverside 57 UC Santa Barbara 56, Pacific 53 UCLA 77, Colorado 60 UNLV 65, Air Force 63, OT Utah St. 82, San Jose St. 65 Utah Valley 81, NJIT 58 Washington 69, Arizona 67 Whitman 82, George Fox 62 Whitworth 79, Lewis & Clark 59 Wyoming 75, Boise St. 64

College Women

EAST American U. 80, Lafayette 54 Bloomsburg 62, Kutztown 54 Cincinnati 55, Syracuse 54 Colgate 74, Holy Cross 69 Dayton 74, George Washington 56 DePaul 71, Seton Hall 59 Felician 64, Chestnut Hill 45 Fordham 56, UMass 54 Hartford 65, Albany (NY) 57 Hartwick 56, Ithaca 53 Keuka 68, SUNY-IT 60 Kings (Pa.) 45, DeSales 40 Maine 48, Binghamton 47 Misericordia 71, FDU-Florham 69 Montclair St. 67, College of NJ 56 NYU-Poly 71, Mount St. Vincent 65, OT Navy 50, Bucknell 49 New Hampshire 75, UMBC 68 Notre Dame 71, St. John’s 56 Old Westbury 75, Vaughn 8 Philadelphia 83, Caldwell 80 Providence 66, Pittsburgh 50 Quinnipiac 77, Wagner 60 Ramapo 64, Rutgers-Camden 45 Regis 79, Becker 41 S. Connecticut 63, Bentley 59 Sacred Heart 72, Mount St. Mary’s 54 Saint Joseph’s 72, Duquesne 51 St. Bonaventure 75, La Salle 57 St. Francis (NY) 70, Robert Morris 62 St. Francis (Pa.) 67, LIU 59 St. Joseph’s (LI) 59, Purchase St. 37 Stevens Tech 56, Utica 49 Toledo 77, Buffalo 75 UConn 77, South Florida 62 Utah Valley 61, NJIT 54 Vassar 74, Clarkson 52 Vermont 63, Stony Brook 36 West Virginia 53, Marquette 32 William Paterson 78, Rowan 63 William Smith 64, Skidmore 61 Xavier 67, Rhode Island 57 Young Harris 69, Trinity (DC) 38 SOUTH Alabama A&M 56, Texas Southern 53 Alabama St. 67, Prairie View 53 Appalachian St. 78, Furman 63 Belmont 68, Jacksonville 62 Campbell 53, Presbyterian 44 Charleston Southern 69, Coastal Carolina 66 Chattanooga 63, UNC-Greensboro 44 Coll. of Charleston 47, Georgia Southern 44 Coppin St. 69, Hampton 66, OT Delaware St. 66, NC Central 55 E. Illinois 71, Jacksonville St. 55 FIU 60, W. Kentucky 56 Florida A&M 65, Bethune-Cookman 51 Florida Gulf Coast 58, Kennesaw St. 51 High Point 58, Winthrop 53 Howard 64, Savannah St. 51 Liberty 78, UNC Asheville 56 Lipscomb 73, North Florida 64 Louisiana-Monroe 66, LouisianaLafayette 35 Louisville 62, Villanova 58 MVSU 66, Jackson St. 56 Morgan St. 75, Norfolk St. 68 NC A&T 53, Md.-Eastern Shore 50 Nicholls St. 70, Lamar 64 Radford 63, Gardner-Webb 50 SC-Upstate 74, ETSU 68 SE Louisiana 73, Northwestern St. 66 Samford 67, Elon 53 Southern U. 67, Alcorn St. 62 Stetson 68, Mercer 46 Tennessee St. 82, Austin Peay 77 Tennessee Tech 82, E. Kentucky 67 UT-Martin 88, SE Missouri 47 W. Carolina 69, Wofford 60 MIDWEST Bowling Green 77, Cent. Michigan 72, OT Butler 76, Milwaukee 63 Detroit 50, Cleveland St. 43 E. Michigan 91, Akron 46 Green Bay 65, Valparaiso 37 IUPUI 68, W. Illinois 64, OT Ill.-Chicago 57, Loyola of Chicago 56 Iowa 59, Purdue 42 Miami (Ohio) 72, Ball St. 61 N. Illinois 66, Kent St. 55 North Dakota 77, Chicago St. 68 Oakland 68, N. Dakota St. 52 Ohio 72, W. Michigan 59 Oklahoma 62, Missouri 59 Richmond 63, Saint Louis 45 S. Dakota St. 76, IPFW 66 Wright St. 71, Youngstown St. 66, OT SOUTHWEST Baylor 74, Kansas 46 Cent. Arkansas 71, McNeese St. 70, 2OT Denver 60, UALR 50 Grambling St. 69, Ark.-Pine Bluff 56 Kansas St. 67, Oklahoma St. 56 North Texas 68, Arkansas St. 54 Oral Roberts 83, UMKC 70 Rice 58, Houston 50 Sam Houston St. 67, UTSA 55 Stephen F. Austin 69, Texas A&M-CC 57 TCU 63, New Mexico 56 Texas St. 90, Texas-Arlington 73 Texas Tech 75, Texas 71 Texas-Pan American 55, Houston Baptist 41 FAR WEST Arizona St. 57, Washington 53

BYU 74, Santa Clara 64 CS Northridge 54, CS Bakersfield 52 Cal Poly 87, UC Davis 65 Cal St.-Fullerton 74, Long Beach St. 53 E. Washington 66, Montana St. 52 Gonzaga 75, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 70 Idaho St. 54, Weber St. 52 Louisiana Tech 69, New Mexico St. 42 Loyola Marymount 68, Portland 60 Montana 78, Portland St. 56 N. Arizona 94, Sacramento St. 56 Oregon St. 67, Oregon 60 Pacific 52, UC Santa Barbara 48 San Diego 70, Pepperdine 39 San Diego St. 66, Colorado St. 57 San Jose St. 86, Nevada 79 South Dakota 68, S. Utah 40 Stanford 74, California 71, OT UNLV 63, Air Force 47 Utah 63, Southern Cal 55 Utah St. 78, Idaho 70 Washington St. 78, Arizona 68 Wyoming 84, Boise St. 64

High School Boys

Guymon, Okla. 78, Meade 47 Lyon County League Tournament Seventh Place Hartford 52, Southern Coffey 47 Fifth Place Marais des Cygnes Valley 42, Olpe 34 Third Place Waverly 62, Burlingame 58 Championship Lebo 67, Madison 51 SPIAA Tournament Third Place South Gray 44, Kiowa County 37

High School Girls

Centralia 38, Linn 34 Hesston 38, Hoisington 24 Meade 53, Guymon, Okla. 16 Berean Academy Tournament Seventh Place Goessel 52, Bluestem 43 Fifth Place Douglass 46, Burrton 28 Third Place Word of Life 46, Wichita Trinity 36 Championship Berean Academy 47, Hutchinson Central Christian 33 Cunningham Tournament Seventh Place Pretty Prairie 45, Macksville 20 Fifth Place South Barber 46, Attica 38 Third Place Cunningham 40, Kinsley 37 El Dorado Tournament Seventh Place Augusta 53, Wichita West 22 Fifth Place Valley Center 62, El Dorado 35 Third Place Wichita East 69, Circle 39 Championship Wichita Collegiate 47, Mill Valley 16 Emporia Tournament Shawnee Heights 38, Great Bend 35 Fifth Place Wichita Northwest 65, Emporia 59, 2OT Third Place Hutchinson 53, Highland Park 40 Championship Olathe South 56, Maize 49 Haven Tournament Seventh Place Nickerson 50, Halstead 48 Fifth Place Cheney 38, Kingman 35 Third Place Haven 54, Ulysses 19 Championship Moundridge 39, Conway Springs 33 Hiawatha Tournament Seventh Place Falls City, Neb. 40, Hiawatha 33 Fifth Place Nemaha Valley 56, Jackson Heights 37 Third Place Marysville 59, Troy 23 Championship Rock Creek 53, Horton 27 Jefferson County North Tournament Seventh Place Oskaloosa 58, Maranatha Academy 29 Fifth Place Perry-Lecompton 40, McLouth 34 Third Place Valley Falls 40, Jefferson West 32 Championship Jefferson North 55, Atchison County 38 Lawrence Free State Tournament Seventh Place Lawrence 53, KC Sumner 24 Fifth Place Junction City 46, BV West 34 Third Place Washburn Rural 53, Leavenworth 48, OT Championship Lawrence Free State 54, Bishop Carroll 50 Lyon County League Tournament Seventh Place Burlingame 59, Marais des Cygnes Valley 53 Fifth Place Lebo 46, Southern Coffey 39 Third Place Madison 35, Hartford 24 Championship Olpe 60, Waverly 26 McPherson Tournament Seventh Place Buhler 78, Goddard 62 Fifth Place Manhattan 36, Beloit 24 Third Place Gardner-Edgerton 61, Andale 46 Championship McPherson 52, Hays 42 Mulvane Tournament Seventh Place Wichita Campus 55, Arkansas City 35 Fifth Place Maize South 47, Clearwater 32 Third Place Mulvane 54, Wichita Southeast 45 Championship Wellington 39, Garden Plain 33 Newton Invitational Tournament Seventh Place Rose Hill 58, Dodge City 50 Fifth Place Bishop Miege 40, Garden City 33 Third Place Andover Central 51, Kapaun Mount Carmel 43 Championship Olathe Northwest 46, Newton 42 Pratt Tournament Seventh Place Medicine Lodge 53, Wichita North JV 23 Fifth Place Chaparral 38, Larned 29 Championship Pratt 40, St. John 29 Sedgwick Tournament Seventh Place Wichita Independent 43, Canton-Galva 29 Fifth Place Fairfield 55, Belle Plaine 54 Third Place Sedgwick 56, Inman 55 Championship Remington 41, Hutchinson Trinity 32 South East Saline Tournament Sterling 59, St. Xavier 19 SPIAA Tournament Championship Spearville 48, Ingalls 45 Topeka West Tournament Seventh Place Topeka West 56, Derby 51 Fifth Place Topeka 54, Olathe North 39 Third Place Topeka Seaman 57, SM East 45 Wellsville Tournament Seventh Place Wellsville 43, KC Christian 37 Third Place Baldwin 42, KC Piper 29

High School

Junior Varsity Boys Saturday at Leavenworth JV Tournament Lawrence High 71, Leavenworth 25 LHS highlights: Anthony Bonner 18 points; Austin Abbott 14 points; Conner Henrichs 10 points. Championship Lawrence 52, Olathe East 48 LHS highlights: Conner Henrichs 15 points; Anthony Bonner 13 points; Dylan McKee 9 points; Drake Hofer cited for allaround play. LHS record: 8-1. Next for LHS: Tuesday at Leavenworth.

Farmers Insurance Open

Saturday At San Diego s-Torrey Pines (South Course): 7,698 yards, par-72 n-Torrey Pines (North Course): 7,094 yards, par-72 Purse: $6 million Third Round Kyle Stanley 62n-68s-68s—198 John Huh 64n-71s-68s—203 John Rollins 70s-65n-68s—203 Bill Haas 63n-71s-70s—204 Sang-Moon Bae 65n-67s-72s—204 Cameron Tringale 67n-72s-66s—205 Jonas Blixt 70s-70n-65s—205 Brandt Snedeker 67s-64n-74s—205 Scott Piercy 70n-68s-68s—206 Justin Leonard 65n-70s-71s—206 Rod Pampling 64n-75s-68s—207 D.A. Points 70s-70n-67s—207 Ryo Ishikawa 69s-69n-69s—207 Tim Herron 68n-70s-69s—207 Camilo Villegas 65n-72s-70s—207 Pat Perez 66n-70s-71s—207 James Driscoll 68s-69n-70s—207 Martin Flores 65n-67s-75s—207 Also Gary Woodland 70n-72s-74s—216

Abu Dhabi Championship

Saturday At Abu Dhabi Golf Club (National Course) Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Purse: $2.7 million Yardage: 7,510; Par: 72 Third Round Tiger Woods, United States 70-69-66—205 Robert Rock, England 69-70-66—205 Peter Hanson, Sweden 74-69-64—207 Francesco Molinari, Italy 74-67-66—207 Rory McIlroy, Norther Ireland 67-72-68—207 Paul Lawrie, Scotland 70-69-68—207 George Coetzee, South Africa 71-72-65—208 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 70-67-71—208 James Kingston, South Africa 69-72-67—208 Jean-Baptiste Gonnet, France 68-71-69—208 Thomas Bjorn, Denmark, 73-71-65—209 Jamie Donaldson, Wales 74-68-67—209 Graeme McDowell, N Ireland 72-69-68—209 Matteo Mannasero, Italy 73-65-71—209

Australian Open

Saturday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $26.83 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Women Championship Victoria Azarenka (3), Belarus, def. Maria Sharapova (4), Russia, 6-3, 6-0. Doubles Men Championship Leander Paes, India, and Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, def. Bob and Mike Bryan (1), United States, 7-6 (1), 6-2. Junior Singles Boys Championship Luke Saville (1), Australia, def. Filip Peliwo, Canada, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Girls Championship Taylor Townsend (14), United States, def. Yulia Putintseva (4), Russia, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Wheelchair Singles Men Championship Maikel Scheffers (1), Netherlands, def. Nicolas Peifer, France, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0. Women Championship Esther Vergeer (1), Netherlands, def. Aniek van Koot (2), Netherlands, 6-0, 6-0. Quad Championship Peter Norfolk (2), Britain, def. David Wagner (1), United States, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

High School

Baldwin Invitational Saturday at Baldwin City Team scores: Prairie View 170 1/2, Holton 166, Tonganoxie 155 1/2, Oak Park (Mo.) 138 1/2, Baldwin 125, Lansing 115 1/2, Royal Valley 109, De Soto 101 1/2, Santa Fe Trail 101, Spring Hill 89, Basehor-Linwood 58, Louisburg 58, Paola 48 1/2, Eudora 47 1/2, Perry-Lecompton 40. Individual results 106 — 1. Cole Hoing, Lansing. 2. Jon Pratt, Baldwin. 3. Jonah Lutz, Holton. 4. Chaz Epperson, Prairie View. 5. Hunter Miller, De Soto. 6. Zac West, Santa Fe Trail. 7. Zach Johnson, Royal Valley. 8. Shayn Morris, Basehor-Linwood. 9. Jordan Girard, Lansing. 10. Chase Ballard, Oak Park. 113 — 1. Sam Seidel, Oak Park. 2. Noah Teaney, Oak Park. 3. Sammy Seaton, Basehor-Linwood. 4. Hunter Price, Holton. 5. Taylor Smith, Spring Hill. 6. Jordan Booth, Holton. 7. Dalton Tavis, Tonganoxie. 8. Austin Ashley, Royal Valley. 9. Ryan Brocker, Paola. 10. Zach Chapman, Paola. 120 — 1. Clayton Himpel, Tonganoxie. 2. Kaleb Konitzer, Prairie View. 3. Tucker Clark, Baldwin. 4. Justin Twombly, Holton. 5. Antonio Ferro, Basehor-Linwood. 6. John Oliva, Basehor-Linwood. 7. Jordan Wilson, Santa Fe Trail. 8. Tyler Mundy, Santa Fe Trail. 9. Spencer Walling, Lansing. 10. Drew Botello, Eudora. 126 — 1. Austin Hood, Louisburg. 2. Bryce Shoemaker, Baldwin. 3. Lucas Lovvorn, Holton. 4. Caleb Himpel, Tonganoxie. 5. Andy Dennison, Santa Fe Trail. 6. Pallas Tye, Royal Valley. 7. Connor Patton, Paola. 8. Jordan Fulks, Prairie View. 9. Brad Smith, Spring Hill. 10. Dalton Inlow, BasehorLinwood. 132 — 1. Bo Pursel, Lansing. 2. Andrew Morgan, Baldwin. 3. Jace Roy, Prairie View. 4. Garrett Matthews, Royal Valley. 5. Lane Lassiter, Holton. 6. Anthony Baker, Tonganoxie. 7. Tyler Crabtree, Spring Hill. 8. Grayson Langham, Baldwin. 9. Rylan Piper, Santa Fe Trail. 10. Austen Scott, Louisburg. 138 — 1. Dom Cervantes, Oak Park. 2. William Holland, Prairie View. 3. Asher Huseman, Tonganoxie. 4. Clayton Bogner, Lansing. 5. Mitch Boudeman, Santa Fe Trail. 6. Michael Bailey, Royal Valley. 7. Blake Lewis, Santa Fe Trail. 8. Trent Haverkamp, Holton. 9. Reed Mitchell, Perry Lecompton. 10. Josh Summers, Basehor-Linwood. 145 — 1. Tanner Ogden, Royal Valley. 2. Tanner Staats, Paola. 3. Cordell Dunlop, Prairie View. 4. Cory McCleary, BasehorLinwood. 5. Austin Caskey, Louisburg. 6. Mason Baum, Holton. 7. Thaius Boyd, Eudora. 8. Ryan Maline, Perry Lecompton. 9. Andrew Walter, Lansing. 10. Austin Rowland, Basehor-Linwood. 152 — 1. Andrew Reischick, Holton. 2. Matt Soetart, Tonganoxie. 3. Josh Miller, DeS oto. 4. Andy Stair, Royal Valley. 5. Travis Bohannan, Perry Lecompton. 6. Dylan Rice, Prairie View. 7. Vince Alvarez, Eudora. 8. Chase Wechsler, Santa Fe Trail. 9. Caleb Volkman, Spring Hill. 10. John Hopper, Basehor-Linwood. 160 — 1. Nathan Forbes, Santa Fe Trail. 2. Christian Matthews, Royal Valley. 3. Josh Theole, Prairie View. 4. Jason Von Bargen, Baldwin. 5. Danial Goodin, De Soto. 6. Skyler Crookston, Spring Hill. 7. Wyatt Stuart, Eudora. 8. Zach Holtgrewe, BasehorLinwood. 9. Luke Carey, Tonganoxie. 10. Will Dyson, Langsing. 170 — 1. Lucas Becker, Eudora. 2. Blake Hampton, Spring Hill. 3. Sean Call, Santa Fe Trail. 4. Jaegar Low, Oak Park. 5. Ryan Lynch, Tonganoxie. 6. Chance Ogden, Royal Valley. 7. Caleb Ward, Lansing. 8. Mark Harman, Baldwin. 9. Austin Sledd, Perry Lecompton. 10. Joel Halford, Baldwin. 182 — 1. Cole Cannon, De Soto. 2. Adam McKenna, Holton. 3. Julius Coats, Tonganoxie. 4. Jake Bradley, Prairie View. 5. Hector Porter, Lansing. 6. Aaron Smith, Spring Hill. 7. Landon Walrod, Eudora. 8. Mario Garcia, Baldwin. 9. Otto Metzger, Basehor-Linwood. 195 — 1. Hashem Omari, Oak Park. 2.

Litton VanDerWerff, Lansing. 3. Coby Morris, Spring Hill. 4. Jordan Halaquist, Prairie View. 5. Drake Ewing, Holton. 6. Chance VanAusdall, Holton. 7. Thomas Miller, Tonganoxie. 8. Tiler Garcia, Baldwin. 9. Jeremy Slitor, De Soto. 10. Zach Carter, Basehor-Linwood. 220 — 1. Colton Bonner, Baldwin. 2. Jacob Strickland, Oak Park. 3. Edward Fitzgerald, Santa Fe Trail. 4. Kyle McLellan, Louisburg. 5. Matt Kellerman, Prairie View. 6. Zeke Kissinger, Tonganoxie. 7. Nick Chaney, Basehor-Linwood. 8. Bradley Hooper, Holton. 9. Justus Merz, Eudora. 10. Daniel Singletary, Lansing. 285 — 1. John Cervantes, Oak Park. 2. Hayden Chandler, De Soto. 3. Joe Pomatto, Paola. 4. Cooper Zeller, Holton. 5. Ty Barton, Tonganoxie. 6. Michael Houghtaling, Royal Valley. 7. Brenden Neal, Perry Lecompton. 8. Austin Pittman, Spring Hill. 9. Corey Herbers, Holton. 10. Justin Underwood, Eudora. Olathe North Tournament Saturday at Olathe Lawrence 66, SM West 15 106 —Tristan Star WBFF open. 113 — Garrett Girard WBFF open. 120 — Ryan Walters LBD Kostroske 4-10. 126 — Hunter Haralson WBF Taylor. .132 — Caden Lynch WBF Griffin. 138 — Adam Ramos LBF Ntakirutimana. 145 — Austin Magdaleno WBFF open. 152 — Macon Ezell WBFF open. 160 —Ryan Schulteis WBFF open. 170 — Nick Pursel WBF Dillard. 182 — Reece WrightConklin WBF OSbey. 195 — Open LBFF Spigh.t 220 — Brad Wilson WBFF open. 285 — Alex Jones WBFF open. Lawrence 64, Blue Valley Northwest 12 106 — Tristan Star WBF Her. 113 — Garrett Girard WBF O’Grady. 120 —Ryan Walters WBF Carney. 126 — Hunter Haralson WBF McBride. 132 — Caden Lynch Lbd Stone 6-8 ot. 138 — Jacob Von Feldt LBD Boyer 2-5. 145 — Austin Magdaleno WBTF Kingeter 15-0. 152 — Macon Ezell WBF Taylor. 1 6 0 — Ryan Schulteis WBF Carpentier. 170 — Nick Pursel WBTF Katz 18-2. 182 — Reece Wright-Conklin WBFF Open. 195 — Open LBFF Johnson. 220 — Brad Wilson WBF Tierney. 285 — Alex Jones WBF Fowler. Lawrence 48, Winnetonka 23 106 — Tristan Star WBFF open. 113 — Garrett Girard WBF Benoit. 120 — Ryan Walters LBMD Mills. 126 — Hunter Haralson WBF Krout. 132 — Caden Lynch WBFF Open. 138 — Jacob Von Feldt LBD Cole 4-11. 145 — Austin Magdaleno WBFF open. 152 — Macon Ezell LBD Partridge 7-14. 160 — Ryan Schulteis LBD Bryan 1-7. 170 — Nick Pursel WBTF Katz 18-2. 182 — Reece WrightConklin WB Inj. Def. Flores. 195 — Open LBFF Petty. 220 — Brad Wilson WBFF open. 285 — Alex Jones LBD Zollers 0-3. Lee’s Summit West 37, Lawrence 31 106 — Tristan Star WBD Eveler 5-2. 113 — Garrett Girard WBFF open. 120 — Ryan Walters LBMD Logsdon 2-13. 126 — Hunter Haralson WBF Roach. 132 — Caden Lynch WBFF open. 138 — Adam Ramos LBF Duckworth. 145 — Austin Magdaleno LBD Nelson 4-6. 152 — Akram Laytimi LBMD Lemanowicz 2-13. 160 — Ryan Schulteis LBMD Charboneau 0-13. 170 — Nick Pursel WBMD Bestgen 11-2. 182 — Reece Wright-Conklin LB Inj. Def. Padget. 195 — Open LBFF Teirney. 220 — Malik Davis WBFF Open. 285 — Brad Wilson LBTF Boehm 4-19. Lawrence 45, SM East 31 106 — Tristan Star WBF Cooper. 113 — Garrett Girard WBFF open. 120 — Ryan Walters WBMD Jorns 2-10. 126 — Hunter Haralson WBF Ortiz. 132 — Caden Lynch WBD Randolph 15-8. 138 — Jacob Von Feldt WBF Green. 145 — Austin Magdaleno LBD Mitchell 4-7. 152 — Macon Ezell WBFF open. 160 — Ryan Schulteis LBF Blake Hill. 170 — Nick Pursel LBF Blane Hill. 182 — Reece Wright-Conklin WBF Nelson. 195 — Open LBFF Beahm. 220 — Brad Wilson WBF Loftquist. 285 — Alex Jones LBF Atkinson.


SPORTS

L AWRENCE J OURNAL -W ORLD

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Philadelphia Boston New York New Jersey Toronto

W 14 9 7 7 6

L 6 9 13 13 14

Pct .700 .500 .350 .350 .300

GB — 4 7 7 8

L10 6-4 5-5 2-8 5-5 2-8

Str W-2 W-4 L-3 W-2 L-1

Home 10-2 6-5 3-6 2-5 2-5

Away 4-4 3-4 4-7 5-8 4-9

Conf 10-3 9-5 6-6 5-9 3-9

Southeast Division Miami Atlanta Orlando Washington Charlotte

W 14 14 12 4 3

L 5 6 7 16 18

Pct .737 .700 .632 .200 .143

GB — 1⁄2 2 101⁄2 12

L10 6-4 7-3 6-4 3-7 1-9

Str W-3 W-1 L-2 W-1 L-8

Home 8-2 8-1 6-3 3-8 2-8

Away 6-3 6-5 6-4 1-8 1-10

Conf 10-2 12-4 7-4 3-12 2-17

L 4 6 11 11 17

Pct .810 .667 .421 .389 .190

GB — 31⁄2 8 81⁄2 13

L10 8-2 6-4 6-4 3-7 2-8

Str W-1 L-1 W-1 L-1 L-4

Home 9-1 5-1 5-2 3-4 3-8

Away 8-3 7-5 3-9 4-7 1-9

Conf 11-2 10-5 4-4 5-7 3-11

Pct .600 .600 .600 .526 .211

GB — — — 11⁄2 71⁄2

L10 8-2 6-4 7-3 7-3 1-9

Str W-2 L-1 W-1 L-3 W-1

Home 9-2 10-1 8-3 6-2 2-9

Away 3-6 2-7 4-5 4-7 2-6

Conf 6-6 10-6 8-7 7-8 2-14

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Home 8-1 7-2 9-3 9-1 5-6

Away 8-2 7-3 2-4 3-7 4-4

Conf 11-2 6-5 7-6 9-5 7-4

L 6 9 12 12 14

Pct .625 .550 .368 .333 .300

GB — 1 41⁄2 5 6

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Conf 6-5 9-4 4-7 1-7 3-10

Central Division Chicago Indiana Milwaukee Cleveland Detroit

W 17 12 8 7 4

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Houston San Antonio Dallas Memphis New Orleans

W 12 12 12 10 4

L 8 8 8 9 15

Northwest Division Oklahoma City Denver Utah Portland Minnesota

W 16 14 11 12 9

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

W 10 11 7 6 6

Saturday’s games Washington 102, Charlotte 99 Philadelphia 95, Detroit 74 Houston 97, New York 84 Milwaukee 100, L.A. Lakers 89 Phoenix 86, Memphis 84 Utah 96, Sacramento 93

Today’s games Chicago at Miami, 2:30 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 5 p.m. Toronto at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 5 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver, 7 p.m.

Monday’s games Chicago at Washington, 6 p.m. Orlando at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 7 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Portland at Utah, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

How former Jayhawks fared Darrell Arthur, Memphis Did not play (out for season). Drew Gooden, Milwaukee Pts: 23. FGs: 9-15. FTs: 4-4. Marcus Morris, Houston (On D-League assignment). Markieff Morris, Phoenix Pts: 10. FGs: 5-12. FTs: 0-0. Josh Selby, Memphis Pts: 0. FGs: 0-1. FTs: 0-0.

Team Stats Team Offense Denver Miami Oklahoma City Philadelphia San Antonio Houston Atlanta Portland L.A. Clippers Utah Chicago Golden State Minnesota Memphis New York Cleveland Milwaukee Dallas Orlando L.A. Lakers New Jersey Indiana Phoenix Sacramento Boston Charlotte Washington New Orleans Toronto Detroit

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Pts 2011 1979 1907 1878 1970 1867 1953 1947 1553 1650 2037 1734 1807 1708 1790 1694 1682 1861 1762 1758 1849 1663 1647 1719 1616 1767 1675 1669 1743 1728

Avg 105.8 104.2 100.4 98.8 98.5 98.3 97.7 97.4 97.1 97.1 97.0 96.3 95.1 94.9 94.2 94.1 93.4 93.1 92.7 92.5 92.5 92.4 91.5 90.5 89.8 88.4 88.2 87.8 87.2 86.4

G 21 19 18 20 19 18 19 19 20 20 18 19 20 19 20 19 18 18 20 16 17 19 19 18 19 19 20 18 20 19

Pts 1826 1665 1582 1795 1720 1632 1727 1731 1844 1848 1672 1777 1877 1789 1906 1815 1720 1722 1916 1533 1634 1832 1832 1757 1866 1874 1977 1795 2010 1950

Avg 87.0 87.6 87.9 89.8 90.5 90.7 90.9 91.1 92.2 92.4 92.9 93.5 93.9 94.2 95.3 95.5 95.6 95.7 95.8 95.8 96.1 96.4 96.4 97.6 98.2 98.6 98.9 99.7 100.5 102.6

Team Defense Chicago Philadelphia Boston Dallas L.A. Lakers Indiana Orlando New Orleans Atlanta Portland Memphis Minnesota Toronto Oklahoma City San Antonio New York Milwaukee Phoenix Detroit L.A. Clippers Utah Miami Houston Cleveland Washington Denver New Jersey Golden State Charlotte Sacramento

Leaders Scoring Bryant, LAL James, MIA Durant, OKC Love, MIN Anthony, NYK Aldridge, POR Ellis, GOL Griffin, LAC Bosh, MIA Westbrook, OKC Jennings, MIL Martin, HOU Howard, ORL D. Williams, NJN J. Johnson, ATL Lee, GOL Gay, MEM Jefferson, UTA Gallinari, DEN Parker, SAN

G 19 18 19 19 17 20 17 16 19 19 18 18 19 19 20 17 18 15 19 20

FG 210 191 177 149 134 182 134 139 155 151 139 125 136 124 139 133 141 118 106 142

FT 131 133 117 137 110 85 77 61 86 82 49 72 107 82 63 53 41 39 102 66

PTS 573 526 499 473 401 450 363 340 403 395 368 361 379 368 382 319 337 275 340 354

AVG 30.2 29.2 26.3 24.9 23.6 22.5 21.4 21.3 21.2 20.8 20.4 20.1 19.9 19.4 19.1 18.8 18.7 18.3 17.9 17.7

FG Percentage Gortat, PHX Howard, ORL James, MIA Millsap, UTA Dalembert, HOU Okafor, NOR Bynum, LAL Rebounds Howard, ORL Love, MIN Bynum, LAL Griffin, LAC Varejao, CLE Cousins, SAC Humphries, NJN Gasol, MEM Lee, GOL Chandler, NYK

FG 120 136 191 126 70 73 97

FGA 208 245 348 230 128 136 182

PCT .577 .555 .549 .548 .547 .537 .533

G OFF DEF TOT AVG 19 73 224 297 15.6 19 77 186 263 13.8 15 54 137 191 12.7 16 54 125 179 11.2 18 80 120 200 11.1 18 83 115 198 11.0 18 74 120 194 10.8 18 35 150 185 10.3 17 55 119 174 10.2 19 67 126 193 10.2

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76ers 95, Pistons 74 PHILADELPHIA — Andre Iguodala recorded the eighth triple-double of his career with 10 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds, and Philadelphia won its second-straight game. Iguodala, who turned 28 on Saturday, received a nice ovation from the crowd when he secured his tripledouble with a defensive rebound with 7:34 remaining. Lou Williams scored 17 points, Elton Brand added 14, and Jrue Holiday had 13 for the Sixers, who improved to 14-6 and 10-2 at home. They are 3-1 on this sevengame homestand, which gets markedly tougher next week with visits from the Orlando Magic on Monday, Chicago Bulls on Wednesday and Miami Heat on Friday. The Sixers have been a strong second-half team this season, and this game was no different. They came out of halftime with a quick 8-2 run — highlighted by threepointers from Iguodala and Jodie Meeks — and extended their lead to 50-33. Detroit never got closer than nine the rest of the game. The Pistons received a boost with the return of forward Tayshaun Prince, who had missed the previous two games tending to a family matter. Prince finished with just six points. The shorthanded Pistons were still without injured guards Will Bynum and Ben Gordon, as well as forward Charlie Villanueva. DETROIT (74) Prince 3-9 0-2 6, Wallace 0-0 0-0 0, Monroe 6-19 4-4 16, Knight 4-17 0-0 9, Stuckey 3-9 5-5 11, Jerebko 0-2 2-2 2, Russell Jr. 1-8 0-0 3, Daye 5-8 1-2 12, Maxiell 4-7 1-2 9, Wilkins 1-2 0-0 2, Macklin 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 29-83 13-17 74. PHILADELPHIA (95) Iguodala 4-7 1-2 10, Brand 6-11 2-2 14, Battie 0-1 0-0 0, Holiday 5-10 2-3 13, Meeks 4-8 0-0 12, Allen 3-6 1-1 7, Williams 5-12 4-5 17, Young 4-11 0-0 8, Turner 6-8 0-2 12, Elson 1-1 0-0 2, Brackins 0-1 0-0 0, Nocioni 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 38-78 10-15 95. Detroit 14 17 22 21—74 Philadelphia 24 18 27 26—95 3-Point Goals-Detroit 3-11 (Daye 1-2, Russell Jr. 1-3, Knight 1-4, Prince 0-1, Jerebko 0-1), Philadelphia 9-15 (Meeks 4-6, Williams 3-4, Holiday 1-2, Iguodala 1-2, Nocioni 0-1). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsDetroit 54 (Monroe 10), Philadelphia 49 (Iguodala 10). Assists-Detroit 18 (Russell Jr. 5), Philadelphia 27 (Iguodala 10). Total Fouls-Detroit 11, Philadelphia 18. Technicals-Monroe, Philadelphia defensive three second. A-18,710 (20,318).

Wizards 102, Bobcats 99 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — JaVale McGee scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds as Washington defeated Charlotte for the second time in a week. The match-up between two teams tied for the fewest wins in the NBA came down to the final shot, but Matt Carroll’s three-point attempt at the buzzer fell short. McGee had a chance to seal the game with less than six seconds to go, but missed two foul shots. But that was about all McGee didn’t do right, as he shot 9-of-14 from the field. Like many others this season, McGee exposed Charlotte’s poor interior defense, using an effective hook shot in the lane.

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L.A. LAKERS (89) Barnes 2-7 0-0 4, Gasol 6-18 0-0 12, Bynum 6-10 3-6 15, Bryant 10-21 6-7 27, Fisher 3-5 0-0 7, World Peace 1-6 1-2 4, McRoberts 1-2 1-2 3, Goudelock 5-10 0-0 13, Ebanks 0-0 0-0 0, Murphy 0-1 0-0 0, Kapono 0-0 0-0 0, Morris 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 36-82 11-17 89. MILWAUKEE (100) Delfino 3-8 0-0 7, Mbah a Moute 2-5 6-6 10, Gooden 9-15 4-4 23, Jennings 6-14 0-0 12, Livingston 4-9 3-3 11, Ilyasova 7-9 0-0 15, Dunleavy 6-8 1-1 15, Udrih 2-5 0-0 4, Leuer 1-2 0-0 2, Sanders 0-5 1-2 1, Harris 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-80 15-16 100. L.A. Lakers 23 20 30 16—89 Milwaukee 27 24 29 20—100 3-Point Goals-L.A. Lakers 6-19 (Goudelock 3-5, Fisher 1-1, Bryant 1-5, World Peace 1-5, Barnes 0-1, Murphy 0-1, Gasol 0-1), Milwaukee 5-19 (Dunleavy 2-3, Ilyasova 1-2, Gooden 1-3, Delfino 1-5, Udrih 0-1, Mbah a Moute 0-1, Sanders 0-1, Jennings 0-3). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsL.A. Lakers 52 (Gasol 15), Milwaukee 41 (Gooden 8). Assists-L.A. Lakers 23 (Bryant 9), Milwaukee 21 (Udrih, Jennings 7). Total Fouls-L.A. Lakers 16, Milwaukee 14. Technicals-Gooden, Milwaukee defensive three second 2. Flagrant Fouls-Delfino. A-18,027 (18,717).

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DETROIT’S JASON MAXIELL THROWS DOWN A DUNK against Philadelphia. The 76ers defeated the Pistons, 95-74, on Saturday night in Philadelphia. John Wall added 13 points and 10 assists for the Wizards (4-16). The Wizards also got 21 points from Nick Young, while reserves Trevor Booker and Jordan Crawford chipped in with 16 and 12 points, respectively. WASHINGTON (102) Lewis 3-7 2-2 10, Vesely 1-4 0-1 2, McGee 9-14 4-8 22, Wall 5-12 2-2 13, Young 9-15 2-2 21, Booker 6-6 4-4 16, Blatche 2-5 0-0 4, Singleton 0-0 0-0 0, Mack 1-1 0-0 2, Crawford 4-12 2-2 12, Seraphin 0-0 0-0 0, Mason 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-76 16-21 102. CHARLOTTE (99) Thomas 6-12 1-2 13, Diaw 7-11 6-10 21, Diop 0-4 1-4 1, Walker 8-18 2-4 20, Carroll 4-13 4-5 13, Mullens 10-17 3-4 23, Biyombo 1-1 0-0 2, Brown 2-4 0-0 4, Higgins 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 39-83 17-29 99. Washington 26 32 25 19—102 Charlotte 26 22 30 21—99 3-Point Goals-Washington 6-11 (Lewis 2-3, Crawford 2-5, Wall 1-1, Young 1-2), Charlotte 4-11 (Walker 2-4, Diaw 1-2, Carroll 1-3, Mullens 0-1, Brown 0-1). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Washington 39 (McGee 10), Charlotte 58 (Thomas, Walker 10). Assists-Washington 26 (Wall 10), Charlotte 31 (Walker 11). Total Fouls-Washington 24, Charlotte 15. Technicals-Booker, Mullens. A-17,761 (19,077).

Rockets 97, Knicks 84 HOUSTON — Chase Budinger scored 19 points, Samuel Dalembert grabbed 14 rebounds, and Houston beat New for its ninth win in 10 games. Jordan Hill had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Courtney Lee scored 14 points in place of the injured Kevin Martin, and the Rockets shot 49 percent (38 of 77) to improve to 9-2 at home this season. Houston blew open a close game in the third quarter as the Knicks’ offense sputtered again. New York

failed to reach 90 points for the fifth time in seven games. Amare Stoudemire scored 23 points, and Tyson Chandler added 14 for the Knicks, who again played without the injured Carmelo Anthony. NEW YORK (84) Walker 2-9 0-0 5, Stoudemire 10-20 3-4 23, Chandler 5-7 4-5 14, Douglas 3-13 0-0 7, Fields 0-2 0-0 0, Novak 1-5 0-0 3, Shumpert 5-13 1-2 11, Jeffries 2-3 0-0 5, Bibby 0-3 0-0 0, Lin 3-9 3-4 9, Balkman 1-3 0-0 3, Jordan 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 34-89 11-15 84. HOUSTON (97) Parsons 0-4 0-0 0, Scola 6-13 0-0 12, Dalembert 3-6 1-2 7, Lowry 1-6 1-2 3, Lee 6-12 1-1 14, Hill 6-7 2-2 14, Budinger 7-12 3-3 19, Dragic 6-8 3-4 16, Patterson 3-7 0-0 6, Flynn 0-1 2-2 2, Thabeet 0-0 0-0 0, Adrien 0-1 4-6 4, Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-77 17-22 97. New York 21 25 14 24—84 Houston 20 33 22 22—97 3-Point Goals-New York 5-26 (Jeffries 1-1, Balkman 1-3, Novak 1-4, Douglas 1-5, Walker 1-7, Fields 0-1, Lin 0-1, Shumpert 0-2, Bibby 0-2), Houston 4-12 (Budinger 2-4, Lee 1-2, Dragic 1-2, Parsons 0-1, Lowry 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-New York 46 (Chandler 11), Houston 57 (Dalembert 14). Assists-New York 17 (Lin 6), Houston 19 (Dragic 5). Total Fouls-New York 16, Houston 20. Technicals-Chandler. A-18,051 (18,043).

Bucks 100, Lakers 89 MILWUAKEE — Drew Gooden scored 23 points, and Milwaukee made sure the Lakers’ road struggles continued. Kobe Bryant scored 27 for the Lakers, who are 1-7 on the road this season. Ersan Ilyasova and Mike Dunleavy added 15 points each for the Bucks, who managed to beat the Lakers without two of their best players. Already scrambling to compensate for the long-

Suns 86, Grizzlies 84 PHOENIX — Jared Dudley made two free throws with 3.3 seconds remaining to lift Phoenix past Memphis. Dudley finished with a season-high 20 points, Steve Nash added 21, and Marcin Gortat finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Suns, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Rudy Gay and Marc Gasol had 18 points each, and Mike Conley added 15 for the Grizzlies, who have dropped three straight after a season-best sevengame winning streak. MEMPHIS (84) Gay 7-15 3-4 18, Speights 4-8 0-0 8, Gasol 7-14 4-5 18, Conley 6-13 3-4 15, Allen 3-6 4-4 10, Mayo 2-7 2-2 6, Cunningham 3-7 0-0 6, Selby 0-1 0-0 0, Haddadi 1-3 1-1 3, Young 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-76 17-20 84. PHOENIX (86) Hill 4-8 0-0 9, Frye 1-9 0-0 2, Gortat 6-17 1-3 13, Nash 8-14 3-3 21, Dudley 6-14 6-8 20, Telfair 0-4 0-0 0, Morris 5-12 0-0 10, Childress 0-1 0-0 0, Price 0-0 1-1 1, Warrick 2-7 4-7 8, Redd 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 32-88 17-24 86. Memphis 16 16 24 28—84 Phoenix 24 24 15 23—86 3-Point Goals-Memphis 1-3 (Gay 1-1, Mayo 0-1, Conley 0-1), Phoenix 5-18 (Nash 2-3, Dudley 2-5, Hill 1-2, Morris 0-1, Redd 0-2, Telfair 0-2, Frye 0-3). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Memphis 51 (Gasol 13), Phoenix 58 (Gortat 12). Assists-Memphis 21 (Conley 10), Phoenix 16 (Nash 6). Total Fouls-Memphis 24, Phoenix 19. TechnicalsMemphis defensive three second 2. A-14,903 (18,422).

Jazz 96, Kings 93 SALT LAKE CITY — Gordon Hayward scored a seasonhigh 21 points, and C.J. Miles added 20 as Utah snapped a two-game losing streak, defeating Sacramento and spoiling Jimmer Fredette’s return to the state where “Jimmermania” took hold. SACRAMENTO (93) Salmons 3-6 1-2 7, Thompson 7-11 0-0 14, Cousins 5-12 4-4 14, Fredette 5-13 1-1 14, T.Evans 12-20 7-7 31, Garcia 0-3 0-0 0, Hayes 0-4 0-0 0, Thomas 5-6 0-0 13, Hickson 0-3 0-0 0, Greene 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 37-80 13-14 93. UTAH (96) Hayward 7-15 5-7 21, Millsap 2-10 2-2 6, Jefferson 5-13 2-2 12, Harris 3-5 3-4 9, Bell 1-3 0-0 3, Watson 1-2 0-0 3, Miles 8-13 3-3 20, Favors 3-7 2-3 8, Kanter 1-2 2-2 4, Howard 1-3 0-0 2, Burks 3-6 0-0 8. Totals 35-79 19-23 96. Sacramento 26 21 20 26—93 Utah 27 22 29 18—96 3-Point Goals-Sacramento 6-13 (Thomas 3-3, Fredette 3-5, Cousins 0-1, T.Evans 0-1, Garcia 0-1, Salmons 0-1, Greene 0-1), Utah 7-18 (Burks 2-3, Hayward 2-6, Watson 1-1, Bell 1-3, Miles 1-4, Harris 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Sacramento 42 (Cousins 9), Utah 50 (Millsap 14). AssistsSacramento 15 (T.Evans 9), Utah 15 (Harris 6). Total Fouls-Sacramento 21, Utah 15. Technicals-Thompson, Utah defensive three second. A-19,911 (19,911).

Bulls, Heat ready for rematch MIAMI (AP) — A Sunday matinee match-up, with the top two teams in the Eastern Conference rekindling their playoff rivalry from a season ago. Derrick Rose says it’s just another game. LeBron James offers a similar sentiment. Odds are, the past two NBA MVPs aren’t being entirely truthful in their analysis. Rose and the Chicago Bulls visit James and the Miami Heat today, the first meeting this season between the teams with the East’s two best records to date. Chicago won all three regular-season games last season by a combined eight points, before the Heat captured the conference finals in five games and capped that series with a wild comeback on the Bulls’ floor. “The hype is going to be crazy for this game,” Rose

CHICAGO VS. MIAMI When: 2:30 p.m. today Where: Miami TV: Knology channels 9, 209 told reporters in Chicago on Friday night. “Just can’t buy into it.” James concurred after the Heat finished practice Saturday in Miami. “We hope the fans are excited about the game, but as far as the most-hyped game (of the season so far), I don’t think so,” James said. “We enjoy it. We’ve got those types of guys who love the big stage, if that’s what you want to call it. It’s going to be a good game. We’re looking forward to the challenge and I know they are as well.” Chicago will leave Miami today atop the East stand-

ings, no matter the outcome, up by either one or three games in the conference race — almost an ancillary point. Instead, today seems almost more about landing the first blow in what could be the start of as many as 11 meetings between the teams this season. The Heat surely recall losing the three nail-biters against Chicago a year ago, then getting run out of the United Center in Game 1 of the East finals. The Bulls surely recall that series-opening win was their last against the Heat last season, and how Miami rallied from 12 points down in the last three minutes of Game 5 to prevail and earn a spot in the NBA finals. “It’s the team that eliminated us last year,” Bulls center Joakim Noah — who famously called Miami “Hollywood as hell” after that playoff se-

ries — said Friday night in a video posted to the team’s website. “And everybody will be waiting for that game. It’s a game that as soon as that schedule came out, that’s definitely the game that you circle, that you come ready for.” Motivation will not be in short supply, on either side. Healthy bodies, on the Chicago side, may be a bit lacking. Rose, the reigning MVP, is playing through some nagging issues, including a sore left big toe. Guard Richard Hamilton has always been a strong defender against Miami’s Dwyane Wade, but sat out Friday with a bruised right thigh. And forward Luol Deng, who has averaged 18.7 points in his last 10 games against Miami (including playoffs), is saying he does not expect to play for at least another few days because of a torn left wrist ligament.


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LHS girls bounce back with 53-24 victory By Benton Smith basmith@ljworld.com

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in the heat of the moment the misses were perplexing. “It’s a total shock to your system when you see them miss one, and it feels like the world’s caving in — but it’s not,” the coach said with a grin. Duncan didn’t think his team fully lost its composure and said Kirkpatrick hit the two freebies FSHS “really needed” with just 1.4 seconds on the clock. Free State held just a onepoint lead after three quarters — 41-40 — and the opening minutes of the fourth proved to be the difference. Robinson got things started with a steal and a layup. Then Kirkpatrick went coast-tocoast for a layin of her own as the Firebirds extended their lead to five in less than a minute. Two minutes later, Kirkpatrick pulled up on the right wing and drilled a three-pointer. After Robinson hit one out of two at the foul line and Rogers scored the team’s final bucket, Free State was up 10. The final 16 minutes were a far cry from the first half, when the Golden Eagles’ two starting post players, Jordyn Miller and Jana Reichenberger, dominated in the paint. They scored 28 of Carroll’s 30 first-half points and got 14 of those at the free-throw

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LAWRENCE HIGH JUNIOR BRI ANDERSON SHOOTS OVER Sumner defender Taj Brimmer (33) during the seventhplace game of the Firebird Winter Classic on Saturday at FSHS. The Lions won in a rout, 53-24. it was huge for us,” the coach said. Equally important to the Lions’ success against Sumner (4-10) was the overall play of junior Krista Costa. She not only scored eight points, but also secured six rebounds, swiped five steals and passed out two assists. Coleman said Costa was great for LHS — “She was hustling all over the floor,” Coleman said. Wood, too, praised Costa’s energy and said she played that way in all three tournament games. Her approach, he added, enables her to quickly fill up the stat sheet. “She does the little things,” Wood said. “It may not be that she scores a lot of points, but she’s flying all over the court getting steals, creating assists. She’s so valuable to us on so many different levels. She finds a way to be productive.” Lawrence’s team defense couldn’t have been much better. The Lions held the Sabres to 9-for-35 shooting.

BOX SCORE FREE STATE (54) Abbey Casady 1-4 2-2 4, Jackie Garcia 3-7 0-0 6, Kennedy Kirkpatrick 3-8 7-9 14, Lynn Robinson 4-9 2-5 11, Chelsea Casady 4-8 1-1 9, A’Liyah Rogers 2-5 0-0 4, Scout Wiebe 3-9 0-0 6, Summer Frantz 0-2 0-1 0. Totals 20-52 12-18 54. BISHOP CARROLL (50) Kristin Powell 1-6 0-0 2, Kylie Schuckman 0-5 0-3 0, Kayla Demel 1-4 2-2 4, Jordyn Miller 6-13 11-12 23, Jana Reichenberger 6-9 6-9 18, Hannah Schauf 0-0 0-0 0, Hunter Hogan 0-2 0-0 0, Shelby Lopez 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 15-41 20-28 50. Free State 9 16 16 13 — 54 Bishop Carroll 12 18 10 10 — 50 Three-point goals: FSHS 2-9 (Kirkpatrick, Robinson); BC 0-3. Fouled out: FSHS, Wiebe; BC, Reichenberger. Turnovers: FSHS 12, BC 22.

line as the Firebirds tried in vain to slow them down. Duncan said Free State had to force Miller and Reichenberger to do something else in the second half, so the Firebirds decided to speed up Carroll and take the bigs out of their comfort zone. It worked, too. While Miller finished with 23 points, only four came in the second half. Plus, the post players only shot six free throws after Free State changed things up. “We kind of went to that helter-skelter defense,” Duncan said, “and started trapping and being ultra-aggressive and tried to make it where they couldn’t just post up.” The altered defense, he added, allowed Free State’s defenders to be get comfortable. “Instead of Scout (Wiebe) or Abbey (Casady) or Chelsea (Casady) trying to guard

BOX SCORE LAWRENCE (53) Monica Howard 0-5 1-2 1, Anna Wright 3-6 0-0 7, Marissa Pope 0-3 0-0 0, Krista Costa 4-6 0-0 8, Kionna Coleman 6-12 0-1 12, Bri Anglin 2-3 0-0 4, Bri Anderson 6-8 1-3 13, Kylie Seaman 1-1 0-0 2, Christina Haswood 1-4 0-0 2, Mutiyat Hameed 1-3 0-0 2, Sami Buffalomeat 0-0 0-0 0, Jolana Shield 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 24-51 4-8 53. SUMNER ACADEMY (24) Sydney Mayfield 1-3 0-0 2, Ashleigh Byers 2-8 0-0 5, Janicka Burgess 2-10 1-3 6, Taj Brimmer 1-5 1-2 3, Jamie Redic 1-2 2-2 4, Nakia Hope 2-5 0-0 4, Da’Keisha Joe 0-0 0-0 0, Ric’Kaela Bowie 0-0 0-1 0, Carlotta Lewis 0-1 0-0 0, La’Queeta Manning 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 9-35 4-8 24. Lawrence 19 11 11 12 — 53 K.C. Sumner 4 8 9 3 — 24 Three-point goals: LHS 1-2 (Wright); SA 2-6 (Byers, Burgess). Fouled out: None. Turnovers: LHS 18, SA 23.

In both the first and fourth quarters, Sumner made just one field goal. Coleman said the 29-point victory made up for the previous two losses — almost. “It felt pretty good,” she said, “but I know we could’ve played better (at the tournament).” At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence will play at Leavenworth. girls that are bigger and stronger than them,” Duncan said, “they were all of a sudden using their quickness to get in the passing lanes and not allowing them to even get the ball down low.” While Kirkpatrick led Free State with 14 points and seven rebounds, each of the Firebirds’ seven rotation players scored and made critical plays to set the team up for its second classic title in three years. Robinson was the only other FSHS player in double figures, with 11, while Chelsea Casady scored nine points, senior Jackie Garcia had six points and three assists, Wiebe scored six points off the bench and both Abbey Casady and Rogers scored four. Robinson said having seven players contributing differently gave Free State a strong dynamic. “That helps so much, because we don’t have to count on just Kennedy to have a good game,” Robinson said. “If Kennedy’s a little off, we know at least one other person will step up.” At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Free State will play at Shawnee Mission West. In Saturday’s other games at the Firebird Winter Classic, Topeka Washburn Rural beat Leavenworth, 53-48, in the third-place game; Junction City beat Blue Valley West, 44-34, for fifth place; and Lawrence rolled to a 53-24 victory in the seventhplace game.

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As far as ideal Saturday mornings go, playing in the seventh-place game at the Firebird Winter Classic had to be about as appealing to Lawrence High’s girls basketball team as some bizarre combination of running suicides while doing homework. The Lions’ exuberance, however, didn’t match any such nightmarish scenario. LHS rebounded from backto-back losses at the tournament with a 53-24 thumping of Kansas City, Kan., Sumner Academy. After seeing his team lose in emotional and potentially devastating fashion Friday — in overtime, against Blue Valley West — Lawrence coach Nick Wood enjoyed the way the Lions responded on a short turn-around. He said their effort was an example of their maturity. “It’s hard to show up at 10:30 in the morning after a tough loss the night before,” Wood said. “I think it shows a lot of character that they were able to show up with that type of energy and be ready to go.” Sluggishness was a nonfactor for the Lions (5-7) despite the early tipoff. Lawrence raced to a 19-4 advantage after just one quarter, led by sub Bri Anderson’s six points in the opening eight minutes. Junior Anna Wright contributed five points to the hot start, and sophomore Kionna Coleman scored four points as the Lions established a high-energy approach that kept them rolling throughout the blowout win. Between Anderson, who finished with a game-high 13 points, and Coleman, who went for 12 points and six boards, scoring inside and Monica Howard and Marissa Pope dishing assists, LHS was rolling. Coleman said Lawrence wanted to set a positive tone after a disappointing loss less than 24 hours before. “It got everybody’s blood going,” Coleman said of the first-quarter start, adding the early success was contagious. By halftime, Anderson and Coleman had combined for 19 of Lawrence’s 30 points, and the Lions had a more-thancomfortable 18-point lead. Wood said the LHS offense was running crisply and creating great, open looks in the paint for the duo. “The way they were both finishing around the basket,

A special edition of the Lawrence Journal-World celebrating our hometown heroes.

In April 2011, the Journal-World celebrated the community contributions of 50 Lawrence citizens by sharing their compelling stories in our inaugural edition of “Only In Lawrence.” Six dedicated Lawrence residents were given our highest honor: the Larry Award. This year, we will continue celebrating the unique contributions of Lawrence residents, and we need your help identifying friends, neighbors and co-workers who make our town special. What unsung individuals or groups are doing great work to better our community?

To nominate someone, visit www.ljworld.com/onlyinlawrence/ Nominations must be submitted by Feb. 15, 2012. To see last year’s winners, visit www.ljworld.com/onlyinlawrence/2011/


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E-sciences Librarian The University of Kansas Libraries has an opening for an E-sciences Librarian for Engineering. Requirements: ALA - accredited master’s degree in library and/or information studies by June 15, 2012 and the ability to communicate effectively, in writing as evidenced in application material. Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See: http://www.provost.ku. edu/planning/ Complete application instruction, responsibilities, and deadlines can be found at: https://jobs.ku.edu position # 00007857 Application deadline March 12, 2012 EO/AA Employer

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A series of talks & dramatic interpretations on violent conflict over slavery issues in KS Territory 1854-1861. Constitution Hall State Historic Site 319 Elmore, Lecompton

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Young brothers, mother all need rescuing Dear Annie: I am a 23-yearold married woman. I have two much younger brothers from my mother’s second marriage. They live with her in another state. Recently, Mom admitted that she is an alcoholic. I’ve always had my suspicions, but was never sure, since we weren’t close. When my husband and I went to visit her last summer, we could see first-hand how severe it is. Mom barely weighs 90 pounds. She gets so drunk that she cannot walk or talk. She told us she has driven while drunk and that she also becomes violent. Not long ago, she broke several bones when she fell down the stairs. My brothers had to call 911. Mom was not this way when I was growing up. Her divorce was only recently finalized, and she received custody of my brothers. I’m worried sick about them. Mom has no family in her town, and I am far away. My brothers’ father is bipolar and a drug addict, so living with him is not an option. I’m trying to get my mother to move closer to me. How can I get some help? — Desperate in Colorado Dear Colorado: We’re not sure what kind of help you need. Your brothers might be better off in your custody, if you are willing. Or, again de-

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blew up and started screaming, ranting and raving and got red-faced telling me these were “his memories.” I felt he was flaunting his past, and I surely didn’t want this reminder through the holidays. He then pulled the tree out from the window and completely undecorated it, took down all his wife’s items, slammed things and pouted like a child. Then he slept in the spare bedroom. anniesmailbox@comcast.net It’s been more than a month, and he is still pouting. pending on your tolerance and I am still upset. I know my economic situation, you might husband has major anger istake all of them into your sues, but certainly it was OK home, Mom included, while you help her find employment and a place of her own. Perhaps other family members will offer financial assistance. Contact Al-Anon (al-anon. alateen.org), and also call 211 (Information and Referral services) for social service agencies that might help. Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 15 years. We were both widowed. This past holiday season, he dragged in several boxes from the garage to decorate our house with things made by his first wife. They were dog-eared, tattered, yellowed calico fabric items in multiple colors and 40 years old. I gently told him that it insulted me that he wanted his first wife’s decorations on the walls and mirrors. He

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HBO presses its ‘Luck’ The new series “Luck” (8 p.m., HBO) is the New York Yankees of television dramas, an enterprise so laden with talent, it inspires both awe and resentment. Racetracks are natural settings for tragedy and comedy. Is there anything more exalted than a thoroughbred horse in action? Or more squalid than a hungover gambler desperate for one more score? Dustin Hoffman stars as a Chester “Ace” Bernstein. We meet him in the opening moments as he’s being released from prison after three years and meeting his driver and bodyguard, Gus (Dennis Farina), a man Ace has contrived to win a casino jackpot in order to act as the “owner” of Ace’s $2 million Irish thoroughbred. A former professor, “Luck” creator David Milch (“NYPD Blue,” ‘‘Deadwood”) knows his Shakespeare. And like the Bard, Milch modulates focus here, concentrating on the high and the low, the king and the fool. The best parts (and the moments closest to levity) involve four degenerate gamblers: Marcus (Kevin Dunn), Renzo (Ritchie Coster), Jerry (Jason Gedrick), and Lonnie (Ian Hart). They’re eager for a big payday and clueless how to handle good fortune. There are also subplots involving a cryptic horse trainer (John Ortiz) and his veterinarian lover (Jill Hennessy), and any number of riders who are literally jockeying for our attention. Directed by Michael Mann (”Miami Vice,” ‘‘Manhunter”), “Luck” looks like nothing else on television. It’s hard to take your eyes off it. At the same time, the relentless emphasis on neon visuals can be off-putting, particularly when a story unfolds in fits and starts. I’ll admit, I found “Luck” a bit annoying for the first 20 minutes or so. It seemed like a music video occasionally interrupted by cryptic dialogue or, in the case of Nick Nolte’s character, an oddball horse owner, monologue. But halfway through the pilot, I found myself hooked. I promised myself I would try to avoid the gambling puns and racetrack cliches, but I can’t conclude without at least one: Hold on, “Luck” is one heck of a ride.

Tonight’s other highlights

Scheduled on “60 Minutes” (6 p.m., CBS): Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, exotic hunting ranches.

The best from both conferences (except members of the Super Bowl teams) meet in the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl (7 p.m., NBC).

 Jeremy Irons gives voice to Moe’s special friend on “The Simpsons” (7 p.m., Fox).

Richard Schiff (”West Wing”) gueststars on “Once Upon a Time” (7 p.m., ABC).

 The case against Will is strong on “The Good Wife” (8 p.m., CBS).

 A special education teacher (John Corbett) takes his class to NASA’s exclusive space camp in the 2012 drama “A Smile as Big as the Moon” (8 p.m., ABC).

War wounds, seen and unseen, loom large on “Downton Abbey” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings).

 “Missions That Changed the War: Enola Gay” (8 p.m., Military) recalls the B-29 that delivered the first atomic bomb.

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for me to ask him to remove these things. I don’t want his past life in “our” home. Are my feelings justified? — Somewhere in Oregon Dear Oregon: It is pointless to be jealous of a dead woman. You might have had a better reaction from your husband if you had lovingly incorporated his memories into your life together. But that doesn’t account for his sudden interest in his late wife’s decorations and his temper tantrum. We think something else is going on and hope you can gently and sweetly get him to open up about it.

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take. You know what you need to be doing as well as what you would like to squeeze in. Tonight: Go for some R and R. Sagittarius (Nov. 22Dec. 21)  A child or loved one twists your arm, so to speak. Off you go! Tonight: A little tired? Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)  Take a hint from Taurus: Stay close to home. Not every moment needs to be action filled. Tonight: There is no reason to push ... is there? Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  You tend to be outspoken, even without an invitation to do so. Others might not want to hear your opinions. Tonight: Rethink how you share your thoughts. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)  Getting through certain financial details might be very important before making any more commitments. It is better to side with a conservative approach than to create a risk-laden path. Tonight: Out at a favorite spot. — The astrological forecast should be read for entertainment only.

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Development Assistant KU ENDOWMENT Development Assistant, KU Endowment. Full-time position. Responsibilities include providing administrave support to four professional fundraisers. Requires 1-3 years of administrative assistant experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and Outlook), and experience with databases. A complete position description and application instructions can be found at: http://www.kuendowment.org/jobs Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Lawrence Journal-World is hiring for a part-time driver to distribute newspapers to machines and stores in Lawrence, Kansas and surrounding communities. Candidates must be flexible and available to work from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. Ideal candidates must have a stable work history; able to work with minimal supervision; reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and safe driving record; and ability to lift 50 lbs. We offer a competitive salary, mileage reimbursement, employee discounts and more! Background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical lift assessment required. To apply submit a cover letter and resume to hrapplications@ljworld.com. EOE

The Senior Programmer in System Design & Development is expected to work within a standards-based collaborative team environment to contribute code, provide technical support and development expertise to various development projects and applications. Different skill sets may be emphasized as dictated by current priorities requiring the incumbent to be adaptable and flexible. The incumbent is also expected to take every opportunity to advance skill sets in areas that are critical to the organizations, especially web-based application development and mentoring other programmers in the group. Effective communication with peers, other campus service providers/data sources, and management is essential to assure timely, well-documented results. Required Qualifications: 1. 2 - 4 years experience with Java/C++/C# programming. 2. 1-2 years experience with • XML-enabled Application Development • Web-based Application Development • The application of object-oriented programming techniques • Development and maintenance of a database focused application • RDBMS (prefer mySQL and/or Oracle) • UNIX flavor operating system (Prefer Linux)

For complete job description information and to apply go to https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position #00206643. Close date is 2/16/12.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS IS SEEKING AN ENTERPRISE DATA CENTER TECHNICIAN (EDCT), SALARY 37,500-47,500. This position requires extensive knowledge of job scheduling systems within a multi-platform environment. EDCT is responsible for creating, updating, documenting and maintaining client schedules using job scheduling infrastructure architecture, policies and standards. EDCT is responsible for ensuring deadlines are met within all production departments through scheduling workloads, ensuring proper escalation of job aborts, restarts, force completions, and/or cancels according to job documentation.

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EDCT will interface with constituents, clients, and support staff throughout KU’s campus. Extensive Data Center Operations experience, process knowledge, and communication skills are required. EDCT is responsible for monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting all issues within the Data Center and the Enterprise Network across campus. Enterprise Data Center Technicians are tasked with incident management, communications, and disaster recovery operations. Required Qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or computer related field, or four years of combined professional computer systems operations experience with an emphasis in job scheduling or data center operations 2. 2 years of experience with job scheduling packages 3. 2 years of experience with server or application monitoring systems 4. Excellent and demonstrable professional written and verbal communication skills as evidenced in application materials For a complete list of requirements and to apply, visit https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position number 00000368. Application close date 02/09/2012 EO/AA

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This position applies a working knowledge of production applications, computer hardware, software, networks and/or systems in order to provide analysis, recommendations and problem-solving activities for specific functions within technology-based systems and services. Work performed has a broad impact, from unit level to campus-wide, and is performed with autonomy, usually under minimum supervision. All Network Operation Center employees are expected to demonstrate general work ethics and practices that promote professionalism and teamwork. Required Qualifications: Two years experience in supervision or lead worker in the Information Technology field.; Three years experience working in a Data Center; High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent; Work experience that required excellent customer service skills; Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials; Work experience that required the ability to multi-task and retain high level of accuracy; Work experience that required organizational, problem solving, and planning skills. For a complete list of requirements and to apply, visit https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position number 00209052. Application close date 02/08/12.

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The ideal candidate should be self-motivated with excellent customer service skills that enjoys working with a variety of people. Successful candidates must have supervisory or leadership experience, preferably with independent contractors; effective communication and time management skills; strong customer service skills are essential; proficient in MS Office; strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; and the ability to lift 50 lbs. Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and a safe driving record. The World Company offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, mileage reimbursement and more! Background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical lift assessment required. To apply submit a cover letter and resume to hrapplications@ljworld.com. EOE

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HOME DELIVERY SPECIALIST Lawrence Journal-World is hiring for a part-time Home Delivery Specialist to support our circulation team. Specialist is responsible for delivery of newspaper routes, independent contractor orientation and redelivery of newspapers to subscribers. Candidates must be flexible and available to work daily from 2:00 – 8:00 am.

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We offer a competitive salary, mileage reimbursement, employee discounts and more! Background check, pre-employment drug screen and physical lift assessment required. To apply submit a cover letter and resume to hrapplications@ljworld.com. EOE

Lawrence Journal-World is seeking a motivated individual with a service oriented attitude to join our circulation team as District Manager. Manager oversees independent contractors in the delivery of newspapers to subscribers in assigned territory in Lawrence, Kansas and surrounding communities. Responsible for identifying carriers to deliver newspapers, provide training, ensure service goals are met by the carriers; resolve customer delivery issues in a timely manner; and deliver unassigned routes when necessary to ensure daily delivery of newspapers. Must be available to work flexible schedule between 2:00 – 11:00 am.

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The World Company is hiring for a Social Media Specialist to be responsible for designing and implementing social media strategies, products and tools to be used by the sales team to be sold to our advertisers. Specialist will work directly with advertising and media marketing departments on effective use of social tools to promote our products, content and services to be sold to advertisers; and support the company’s ongoing efforts to integrate social and news media as a key component of our client services.

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Ideal candidate will have at least two year’s experience working with social media tools and techniques with proven ability to create and execute online social media campaigns; leadership experience with strategic planning and marketing of successful online communities; proven track record for managing online communities and creating positive and successful community engagements; expertise publishing or participating on blogs, social news, video/photo sharing, social networking applications with a strong personal online reputation; strong results-driven project management experience plus proven public relations skills; detail-oriented and excellent verbal and written communication skills; outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines; bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, Marketing Public Relations or related field preferred; and ability to drive with valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and safe driving record.

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• Consistently meet sales goals for accounts on your list and for new business. Ideal candidates will have experience in sales, marketing and/or advertising; online media sales experience; remarkable communication skills; enjoy networking; effective time management and interpersonal skills; demonstrated success with prospecting and cold calling; self-motivated; entrepreneurial spirit; strong presentation and closing skills; proficient in Microsoft Office applications; and a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation with proof of auto insurance, and a clean driving record. The World Company offers 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 hrapplications@ljworld.com. EOE


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Sub-Contracting, Roofing work needed. 2 man crew, own tools & truck. 30 yrs exp. Brad Brock 913-553-7021 Randy Ziesenis785-840-4132

JAYHAWK GUTTERING

1203 Iowa St. (970)749-3554

Garage Doors

Roofing I COME TO YOU!

Plumbing

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

Housecleaner

http://lawrencemarketplce.com/ lynncommunications

12th & Haskell Recycle Center, Inc. No Monthly Fee - Always been FREE! Cash for all Metals We take glass! 1146 Haskell Ave, Lawrence 785-865-3730 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/recyclecenter

Your Local Lawrence Bank

General Services

Get Lynn on the line! 785-843-LYNN www.lynnelectric.com

Riffel Painting Co.

Steve’s Place

Banquet Hall available for wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate meetings & seminars. For more info. visit http://lawrencemarket place.com/stevesplace

Honest & Dependable Free estimate, References Call Linda 785-691-7999 Housecleaning Services Thorough, dependable, reasonably priced. Call for an estimate. 785-764-1596

Low Maintenance Landscape, Inc.

midwestcustompools.com

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

Snow Removal Driveways & Sidewalks Full Remodels & Odd Jobs, Interior/Exterior Painting, Installation & Repair of:

For all your Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing needs

913-488-7320

Instruction and Tutoring Origins Interior Design

“where simple ideas become inspiring realities”

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

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www.ah-air.com

Ask how to get these features in your ad TODAY!!

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Piano Lessons 4704 W. 24th St Learn to play 30-50 songs in the first year!

Painting

Serving the Douglas & Franklin county areas

785-594-3357

KEYS of JOY

Insured 20 yrs. experience

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

Commercial &Residential 24 hour Service

Salon & Spa

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Insurance

Fast Quality Service

Music Lessons

Decks Drywall Siding Gutters Privacy Fencing Doors Trim

Family owned and operated since 1992

Sue Bee’s Cleaning 785-841-2268

Recycling Services

Air Conditioning Heating/Plumbing

http://lawrencemarketplace. com/rivercityhvac

Call 785-393-1647

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

Even if you don’t have a disability and you live outside the Lawrence City limits, we can help.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Five yrs. exp. References, Bonded & Insured Res., Com., Moveouts 785-840-5467

Free Estimates on replacement equipment! Ask us about Energy Star equipment & how to save on your utility bills.

Painting

785-843-2244

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

Events/ Entertainment

Air Conditioning/ & Heating/Sales & Srvs.

Landscaping

Roger, Kevin or Sarajane

Funded in part by KDOT Public Transit Program

Electrical

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

785-842-3311

Quality work at a fair price!

DECK BUILDER

Carpet Cleaning Kansas Carpet Care, Inc.

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

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.

Foundation Repair

Hite Collision Repair

K’s Tire

Apply at eapp.adecco.com Or Call (785) 842-1515 BETTER WORK BETTER LIFE lawrencemarketplace.com/ adecco

We provide door-to-door transportation as well as many additional services to residents of Douglas County living with disabilities.

Decks & Fences

785-838-4488

lawrencemarketplace.com/ harrisauto

Sales and Service

Office* Clerical* Accounting Light Industrial* Technical Finance* Legal

Computer/Internet

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

- Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings-

“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 place.com/hite

LawrenceMarketplace.com/ bpi

Dozens of carpet & vinyl remnants? Save extra in almost any size room, large or small?

http://lawrencemarketplace. com/dalerons

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

785-842-6264

Concrete

Oakley Creek Catering

For All Your Battery Needs

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

Recycling program for old carpet & cushion? (We’re eco-friendly.)

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

785-842-2108

Heating & Cooling

Accessible and General Public Transportation

Synthetic felt rubberized area rug pads cut to your size?

www.lawrenceautodiag.com

General Services

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WorldClassNEK.com

785-331-8369

• Hair styling /Coloring • Soft Curl Perms • Nails & Eye Lashes 785-856-9020 2400 Franklin Rd., Suite E LawrenceMarketplace. com/ruffends

A. B. Painting & Repair

Int/ext. Drywall, Tile, Siding, Wood rot, & Decks 30 plus yrs. Refs. Free Est.

Al 785-331-6994 albeil@aol.com

Inside - Out Painting Service Complete interior & exterior painting Siding replacement

. 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

785-766-2785

inside-out-paint@yahoo.com Free Estimates Fully Insured Lawrencemarketplace.com/ inside-out-paint

Int/Ext/Specialty Painting Siding, Wood Rot & Decks Kate, 785-423-4464 www.kbpaintingllc.com Interior/Exterior Painting

Quality Work Over 20 yrs. exp.

Call Lyndsey 913-422-7002

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

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

Property Management Harris Mgmt has all it’s properties leased. May we help you? Call Martha 785-841-3328 or Beth 785-843-0569

Travel Services Lawrence First Class Transportation Limos Corporate Cars Drivers available 24/7

785-841-5466

Lawrencemarkeptlace. com/firstclass

Tree/Stump Removal Chris Tree Service 20yrs. exp. Trees trimmed, cut down, hauled off. Free Est. Ins. & Lic. 913-631-7722, 913-301-3659

Fredy’s Tree Service

cutdown• trimmed• topped Licensed & Insured. 14 yrs experience. 913-441-8641 913-244-7718

Recycling Services

Vacuum Service & Repair

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 lawrencemarketplace.com/ lonnies

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

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Health Care

Office-Clerical Administrative Assistant

is seeking a Full Time, Night Certified Medication Aide / Certified Nurse Aide Submit Application to: 1216 Biltmore Drive Lawrence, KS 66049 jobs@neuvanthouse.com Fax:785-856-7901 For qualifications, position information, to apply - visit: www.neuvanthouse.com Neuvant House of Lawrence is a Tobacco Free Campus. EEO/ADA Compliant

Nurse Topeka Community Healthcare Center

a leading, skilled nursing facility in Topeka, has openings on our clinical staff for:

ADON

(RN required) Play an important role in the direction of the Nursing Dept through staff management, education and safety. Our ideal candidate has 2 yrs. clinical and mgmt. experience with a hands-on approach to mgmt & strong leadership skills. LTC experience needed.

RNs/LPNs

Double Weekends, Night Shift, & Mon. - Fri. 2-10PM $1,000 Sign-On Bonus for full-time RNs & LPNs for a limited time until Jan 31, 2012! Requires a KS nursing license & CPR certification. Skilled nursing experience preferred. We offer a competitive pay rate and comprehensive benefit package. Forward resume to: Pam Ellliott Hall, Administrator Email: pam.hall@fundltc.com Fax: 620-669-0817 Phone: 785-234-0018 www.fund dltc.com EOE, M/F/H/V, Drug-free/ Smoke-free Workplace

The University of Kansas is accepting applications for an assistant for the Director of Risk Management, Director of Compliance and the Privacy Director. Duties will include management of calendars, analysis and tracking of data of data, development of data bases, and handling all correspondence for 3 directors. For a complete description and list of requirements go to https://jobs.ku.edu and reference position # 00209504. Review of applications begins 2/3/12. EO/AA

Customer Service Rep

EuroTec VFS, LLC is looking for an entry level Customer Service Representative for our Inbound Sales Dept. Must have excellent phone skills, computer skills and ability to multi-task. Experience is a plus. Please send resumes & cover letters to: hr@eurotecvfs.com by February 10, 2012

Part-Time

Apartments Unfurnished

VILLA 26 APARTMENTS

• 2 & 3BRs available now • 2 Bath, W/D hookups • 2 Car garage w/opener • New kitchen appliances • Maintenance free 785-749-2555/785-766-2722

Quiet, great location on KU bus route, no pets, W/D in all units. 785-842-5227 www.villa26lawrence.com

Applecroft Apts. Leasing For Fall

Studio, 1 & 2 BRs 19th & Iowa, Lawrence 785-843-8220

Sales-Marketing Asst. Leasing Manager needed for Parkway Commons Apt. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills, extensive knowledge of MS Office programs, be creative, & have excellent organzational skills. Please send resume with references to: 3601 Clinton Pkwy, Lawrence, KS

Schools-Instruction

Hotel-Restaurant

SALAD PREP COOK

Production, Part Time Varied Hrs., Mon.-Fri., some weekends, $7.65-$8.86/hr. Job description at: www.union.ku.edu/hr Applications available: Human Resources Office 3rd Floor, Kansas Union 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard EOE Lawrence, KS

Management Property Manager Seeking an experienced Property Manager to run a large luxury apt. community in Lawrence, KS. Candidate must be upbeat, able to multi-task & computer savvy. Marketing experience is a plus & attention to detail a must. Submit Resume to: First Management, Inc. PO Box 1797 Lawrence, KS 66044 or email to: jobs@firstmanagementinc.com

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Studio, 1, 2 & 3 BRs

2BRs from $600 - $800/mo. West side or close to KU. 785-832-8728 / 785-331-5360 www.lawrencepm.com

Bob Billings & Crestline

Four Wheel Drive Townhomes

Fast, Reliable Maintenance On-site Management Close to KU, 3 Bus Stops www.meadowbrookapartments.net

785-842-4200

One Month FREE!

BRAND NEW One Month FREE Tuckaway at Frontier 542 Frontier, Lawrence

Sunrise Terrace — 951 Arkansas, so close to KU! 2BR w/study or 3rd BR, 2 full bath, CA, DW, laundry, lots of parking, some with W/D. $550 - $750/month. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 www.rentinlawrence.com

1BR, 1.5 bath 2BR, 2.5 baths Rent Includes All Utilities. Plus Cable, Internet, Fitness & Pool. Garages Available Elevators to all floors

Reserve YOURS for Spring/Fall Campus Properties

Studio, 1, 2 & 3BRs Chase Court Apts. 19th & Iowa - 785-843-8220

Chase Court Apts. Leasing for Fall!

Luxury 1 & 2 BRs 19th & Iowa, Lawrence 785-843-8220

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 www.sunriseapartments.com

AVAIL. Now 3BR, 2 bath, major appls., FP, 2 car. 785-865-2505 Country Home - 3BR, 2 bath $950/month includes internet, water, & propane Call 785-766-1017

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

www.firstmanagementinc.com

• Small dog welcome • Income restrictions apply • Students welcome

REDUCED RATES

LAUREL GLEN APTS

2001 W. 6th. 785-841-8468 www.firstmanagementinc.com

For Current Rent Specials Call 785-838-9559 EOH

Mass Street Lofts

3BR — 1131 Tennessee, 1st floor, 1 bath. Avail. now. No pets. $650/mo. 785-841-5797 www.rentinlawrence.com

NOW LEASING for FALL & IMMEDIATE MOVE-IN 785-830-8800

www.firstmanagementinc.com

PARKWAY COMMONS Available Now! 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 785-842-3280

3BR, Great location just 1/ 2 block to KU. Avail. now, June or August. 2 full bath 1433 Ohio. 785-841-2532

CAMPUS LOCATIONS! 1, 2, 3 BRs

Briarstone Apts.

1010 Emery * 785-749-7744

Assistant Director,

Career Education University Career Center University of Kansas Plans and administrates career-related programs including career counseling appointments and workshops. Leads UCC efforts to effectively utilize social networking strategies. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree (Requirements completed by date of appointment) in education, counseling, human resources or related area; excellent written communication skills as demonstrated on application materials; and one year in teaching, training or group facilitation experience. To Apply: Go Online to jobs.ku.edu and search for position #00065932. Deadline to apply 2/8/2012. EO/AA Employer

WarehouseProduction Shipping, Receiving, & Inventory

YOUR PLACE, YOUR SPACE

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

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

www.meadowbrookapartments.net

Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644 www.GageMgmt.com Start at $495 One Bedroom/studio style Pool - Fitness Center -On-Site Laundry - Water & Trash Pd.

785.856.7788

Available January 2012

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Canyon Court Apts

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

Special for 2012! Rentals Available Now!!! 1BR.........$600 2BR.........$700 3BR.........$800

Small pets allowed. On bus route.

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

2BR — 1017 Illinois. 2 story, 1 bath, CA, DW. $500/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 www.rentinlawrence.com 2BR - 2406 Alabama, Bldg. 2, 2 story, 1.5 baths, CA, DW, $500. No pets. 785-841-5797 www.rentinlawrence.com 2BR - 3054 W. 7th, newly remodeled, 2 plus BRs, 2 full bath, FP, 2 car garage, 2nd floor, CA, W/D hookup. $750 /mo. No pets. 785-841-5797

A full-time warehouse position opening. Forklift, two ton truck driving experience and possession of a CDL are a must. High school diploma /GED required; as well as driving record acceptable 2BR - 3503 W. 7th Court, 2 to our insurance carrier. story, 1 bath, CA, DW, W/D EOE Drug test required. hookup, garage, 1 pet ok. Apply at: Cottonwood Inc. $650/mo. 785-841-5797 2801 W 31st Street Lawrence, KS 66047 2BR — 725 W. 25th, In 4or www.cwood.org plex, CA, W/D hookup, offst. parking. $410-$420/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797

Reserved parking space, pool, playground, total electric with reasonable utility costs, washer, dryer, and dishwasher in every unit. Perfect for the serious student and/or great for families.

Westgate

4641 W. 6th behind Blockbuster

785-842-9199

DOWNTOWN LOFT

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

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

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Call 785-842-1524

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PARKWAY 6000

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

LUXURY TOWNHOMES SPECIAL: 1/2 OFF DEPOSIT & 1st MO. RENT 625 Folks Rd • 785-832-8200

Firewood: Mixed firewood and/or hedge, cured for 1 year. More than a cord for $180. 785-766-4272 Lawrence Kerosene Heaters, Kero-sun Omni 105, each. Call 785-840-6578

785-841-4785

4BR, 3-1/2 bath home at 6333 Candy Lane. 1700 sq. ft., 1 car garage. Pets ok w/pet deposit. www.garberprop.com 785-841-4785 3BR, 813 Crestline Ct. CA, 1 bath, garage, fenced yard. Avail. Now. $775/mo. 1/2 off Deposit. Call 785-842-7644

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4+BR, beautiful, remodeled farm home. 1.5 bath, 2 car, garden space. $950/mo. off Hwy 40 between Lawrence / Topeka. Call 785-843-0369

The Lawrence Paper Company, an established leader in the packaging industry, is seeking a dynamic, detail oriented, self-starter to join the Technical Service team. The Technical Service Representative (TSR) will work on projects assigned by the TSR Manager. The qualified applicant will initiate sample requests to the design department, initiate new design specs, and conduct preproduction reviews. The TSR will create cost estimates from information supplied by the sales team. As part of the estimating process, the TSR will use an AS400 based computer data system to aid in the accurate development of the estimate. Additionally the TSR will create print instructions, requisition printing plates and cutting dies, as well as enter production orders. Typically, the TSR will initiate communication with the Design Department, the Die Shop, the Sale’s Team, manufacturing, purchasing and the Customer Service group. Desired Qualifications include: Basic math and English skills, working knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing, well developed verbal and written communication skills, ability to work with minimal supervision, demonstrated ability to understand specs, drawings, and other technical information. College degree preferred but not required.

Crossgate Casita’s

New 1BR - $540/mo. Open Mon.-Sat. Noon-4pm, 2451 Crossgate Dr. 785-760-7899

The Woods of Old West Lawrence 785-841-4935

2BR — 909 Missouri or 1305 1BR — 740 Massachusetts, Kentucky, in 4-plex. Have above Wa Restaurant, big CA & DW. No pets. $450/ windows, 1 bath, CA. $750/ month. Call 785-841-5797 mo. No pets. 785-841-5797 2BR, 1310 Kentucky. CA, DW, laundry. Close to KU. $550/ mo. One Month FREE. $200 Deposit. Call 785-842-7644 1BR, 1 bath, 870 sq. ft., Luxurious Apt. Villas. Fully equipped, have granite countertops & 1 car covered parking. Now leasing! 2BR, 602 Bremer, 1 story, 1 430 Eisenhower Dr., Shown bath, garage, CA, DW, W/D by appt. 785-842-1524. hookups. 1 pet okay, $500 www.mallardproperties per month. 785-841-5797 lawrence.com

785-843-4798

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Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644 www.GageMgmt.com

Office Space Office Space Available

at 5040 Bob Billings Pkwy.

785-841-4785

Half Month FREE Rent 3BR, 1.5 bath, FP, DW, W/D hookup, newer appls. No pets. 2832 Iowa. $625/mo. 785-841-5454, 785-760-1874

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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 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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

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 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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Computer Desk, $15, Please call for more infor- Cadillac 2007 DTS very mation, 785-979-0859 nice, very luxurious! out the luxury Computer Desk. In very With price! Stk#164601 only good condition - $9. 34”H x $13,841. 25”W x 24”D w/additional Dale Willey 785-843-5200 8” slideout on keyboard www.dalewilleyauto.com surface (20”x 24”W) 14”D & 25”W on top. Please call 785-865-4108, 7AM-Noon, or eve. until 9PM. Dining Set - Period Walnut dining set with 2 leaves to extend the table to 9 ft. Two master & 6 side chairs with wicker backs and covered seating. Excellent condition. 785-393-1363

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 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Household Misc. Bakeware, Racheal Ray 5 piece bakeware set, red. 3 small baking dishes, 1 roasting pan & 1 lasagna pan. $75 for the set. Call 785-856-9177

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.

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RV's Born Free 2005 Built For Two motor home, 22 foot, 20,575 miles. New tires. $39,500. (Topeka) Call for more info 785-267-2150

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 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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 www.dalewilleyauto.com Ford 2002 Mustang. Local trade-in in shiny black. Nice car with automatic and V6. Two owners and only 75K miles. Much recent maintenance done. Clean interior. See website for photos and more information. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7 7

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 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Audi 2004 TT Quattro, Cpe, AWD, Bose 6disc, Lthr, 17” Alloy, PW, PL, Trac. Control, 123k, $12,900 View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Ford 2009 Taurus SEL 56K, Dark Ink Blue Swear By Your Car, Not At It! Apply On-Line At www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

GET YOUR CAR COVERED From the tires to the roof from Bumper to Bumper. 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE on all service contracts. NO CREDIT CHECKS! CALL FOR DETAILS. 785-843-5200 ASK FOR ALLEN

Chevy 2002 Impala LS, FWD, Auto, Moon, Spoiler, CD, Cloth, PW, PL, 168k $5900 View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Great Selection of cash cars under $3000 100% GUARANTEED APPROVAL FINANCING Conventional Financing APPLY ONLINE www.danddautosonline.com IT’S EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Public Notice of Annual Meeting Jefferson County Rural Water District #13 public notice is hereby given in accordance with K.S.A. 82-1626, state of Kansas, that on February 16, 2012, at the Sunnyside School at 1121 Republic Road, at 7:00 p.m., the membership of Jefferson County Rural Water District #13, shall meet for the purpose of:

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NOTICE OF HEARINGPUBLICATION THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL WHO ARE OR MAY BE CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that Dominie Madonna Haas filed a Petition in the above court on the 18th day of January, 2012, requesting a judgment and order changing her name from Dominie Madonna Haas to Dominie Madonna Writt. The Petition will be heard in Douglas County District Court, Division 1, Law Enforcement Building, Lawrence, KS, on the 5th day of March, 2012, at 11:30 am. If you have any objection to the requested name change, you are required to file a responsive pleading on or before March 5, 2012, in this court or appear at the hearing and object to the requested name change. If you fail to act, judgment and order will be entered upon the Petition as requested by Petitioner.

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Arab League halts observer mission in Syria By Aya Batrawy and Bassem Mroue Associated Press

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PARTICIPANTS IN A PARADE TO HONOR IRAQ WAR VETERANS make their way along a downtown street Saturday in St. Louis. Thousands turned out to watch the first big welcome home parade in the U.S. since the last troops left Iraq in December.

Romney would rank among the richest presidents ever By Connie Cass Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Just how rich is Mitt Romney? Add up the wealth of the last eight presidents, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Then double that number. Now you’re in Romney territory. He would be among the richest presidents in American history if elected — probably in the top four. He couldn’t top George Washington who, with nearly 60,000 acres and more than 300 slaves, is considered the big daddy of Romney presidential wealth. After that, it gets complicated, depending how you rate Thomas Jefferson’s plantation, Herbert Hoover’s millions from mining or John F. Kennedy’s share of the vast family fortune, as well as the finer points of factors like inflation adjustment. But it’s safe to say the Roosevelts had nothing on Romney, and the Bushes are nowhere close. The former Massachusetts governor has disclosed only the broad outlines of his wealth, putting it somewhere from $190 million to $250 million. That easily could make him 50 times richer than Obama, who falls in the still-impressive-to-most-ofus range of $2.2 million to $7.5 million. “I think it’s almost hard to conceptualize what $250 million means,” said Shamus Khan, a Columbia University sociologist who studies the wealthy. “People say Romney made $50,000 a day while not working last year. What do you do with all that money? I can’t even imagine spending it. Well, maybe ... ”

People say Romney made $50,000 a day while not working last year. What do you do with all that money? I can’t even imagine spending it. Well, maybe ... ” — Shamus Khan, a Columbia University sociologist who studies the wealthy Of course, an unbelievable boatload of bucks is just one way to think of Romney’s net worth, and the 44 U.S. presidents make up a pretty small pond for him to swim in. Put alongside America’s 400 or so billionaires, Romney wouldn’t make a ripple. So here’s a look where Romney’s riches rank — among the most flush Americans, the White House contenders, and the rest of us: ! Within the 1 percent: “Romney is small potatoes compared with the ultra-wealthy,” said Jeffrey Winters, a political scientist at Northwestern University who studies the nation’s elites. After all, even in the rarefied world of the top 1 percent, there’s a big difference between life at the top and at the bottom. A household needs to bring in roughly $400,000 per year to make the cut. Romney and his wife, Ann, have been making 50 times that — more than $20 million a year. In 2009, only 8,274 federal tax filers had income above $10 million. Romney is solidly within that elite 0.006 percent of all U.S. taxpayers. ! As a potential president: Romney clearly stands out here. America’s super rich generally don’t jockey to live in the White House. A few have toyed with the idea, most notably New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg,

whom Forbes ranks as the 12th richest American, worth $19.5 billion. A lesser billionaire, Ross Perot, bankrolled his own third-party campaigns in 1992 and 1996. Many presidents weren’t particularly well-off, especially 19th century leaders such as Abraham Lincoln, James Buchanan and Ulysses S. Grant. Nor was the 33rd president, Harry Truman. “These things ebb and flow,” said sociologist Khan. “It’s not the case that all presidents were always rich.” A few former chief executives died in debt, including Thomas Jefferson, ranked in a Forbes study as the thirdwealthiest president. Comparing the landlocked wealth of early Americans such as Washington, Jefferson and James Madison, with today’s millionaires is tricky, even setting aside the lack of documentation and economic changes over two centuries. ! How does Romney stand next to a regular Joe? He’s roughly 1,800 times richer. The typical U.S. household was worth $120,300 in 2007, according to the Census Bureau’s most recent data, although that number is sure to have dropped since the recession. A typical family’s income is $50,000. Calculations from 24/7 Wall St. of the peak lifetime wealth (or peak so far) of Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama add up to a total $128 million — while Romney reports assets of up to $250 million. If you consider only those presidents’ assets while in office, without millions earned later from speeches and books, their combined total would be substantially lower, and Romney’s riches would leave the pack even further behind.

BEIRUT — The Arab League halted its observer mission in Syria on Saturday because of escalating violence that killed nearly 100 people the past three days, as pro-Assad forces battled dissident soldiers in a belt of suburbs on the eastern edge of Damascus in the most intense fighting yet so close to the capital. The rising bloodshed has added urgency to new attempts by Arab and Western countries to find a resolution to the 10 months of violence that according to the United Nations has killed at least 5,400 people as Assad seeks to crush persistent protests demanding an end to his rule. The United Nations is holding talks on a new resolution on Syria and next week will discuss an Arab peace plan aimed at ending the crisis. But the initiatives face two major obstacles: Damascus’ rejection of an Arab peace plan, which it says impinges on its sovereignty, and Russia’s willingness to use its U.N. Security Council veto to protect Syria from sanctions. Syria’s Interior Minister Mohammed Shaar vowed the crackdown would go on, telling families of security members killed in the past months that security forces “will continue their struggle to clean Syria’s soil of the outlaws.” Government forces launched a heavy assault on a string of suburbs and villages on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, aiming to uproot

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WASHINGTON — Fuzzy math, Illinois State University’s president called it. “Political theater of the worst sort,” said the University of Washington’s head. President Barack Obama’s new plan to force colleges and universities to contain tuition or face losing federal dollars is raising alarm among education leaders who worry about the threat of government overreach. Particularly sharp words came from the presidents of public universities; they’re already frustrated by increasing state budget cuts. The reality, said Illinois State’s Al Bowman, is that simple changes cannot easily overcome deficits at many public schools. He said he was happy to hear Obama, in a speech Friday at the University of Michigan, urge state-level sup-

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port of public universities. But, Bowman said, given the decreases in state aid, tying federal support to tuition prices is a product of fuzzy math. Illinois has lowered public support for higher education by about one-third over the past decade when adjusted for inflation. Illinois State, with 21,000 students, has raised tuition almost 47 percent since 2007, from $6,150 a year for an in-state undergraduate student to $9,030.

“Most people, including the president, assume if universities were simply more efficient they would be able to operate with much smaller state subsidies, and I believe there are certainly efficiency gains that can be realized,” Bowman said. “But they pale in comparison to the loss in state support.” Bowman said the undergraduate experience can be made cheaper, but there are trade-offs. “You could hire mostly

protesters and dissident soldiers who have joined the opposition, activists said. Troops in tanks and armored personnel carriers attacked the suburbs of Kfar Batna, Saqba, Jisreen and Arbeen, the closest of which lie only a few miles from downtown Damascus, said the Local Coordination Committees activist network and the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Dissident troops were fighting back against the attackers, they said. In a nearby suburb, Douma, gunmen ambushed a bus carrying army officers, the state-run news agency SANA, calling the attackers “terrorists.” It said seven officers were killed.

The assault in the suburbs seemed to be a sign of the growing presence of dissident soldiers closer to the capital. Although the tightly controlled Damascus has been relatively quiet since the uprising began, its outskirts have witnessed intense anti-regime protests and army defectors have become more visible and active in the past few months. “The fighting today is the most intense near the capital since the uprising began,” said Rami Abdul-Rahman who heads the Observatory for Human Rights. “The Syrian regime is trying to finish the uprising militarily now that the case is being taken to the United Nations.”

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IMF chief presses for more cash By Pan Pylas Associated Press

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — The head of the International Monetary Fund appeared to be making headway Saturday in her drive to boost the institution’s financial firepower so that it can help Europe prevent its crippling debt crisis from further damaging the global economy. Christine Lagarde, who replaced Dominique StraussKahn as managing director of the fund six months ago, is trying to ramp up the IMF’s resources by $500 billion so it can help if more lending is needed in Europe or elsewhere. The IMF is the world’s traditional lender-of-last-resort and has been involved in the bailouts of Greece, Ireland and Portugal. Insisting that the IMF is a “safe bet” and that no country had ever lost money by lending to the IMF, Lagarde argued that increasing the size of the IMF’s resources would help improve confidence in the global financial system. If enough money is in the fund the markets will be reassured and it won’t be used, she said, using arguments similar to

College leaders wary of Obama cost-control plan By Kimberly Hefling

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SYRIAN ARMY DEFECTORS STAND GUARD ON A ROOFTOP to secure an anti-Syrian regime protest in the Deir Baghlaba area in Homs province, central Syria on Friday. Armed forces loyal to President Bashar Assad barraged residential buildings with mortars and machine-gun fire, killing at least 30 people, including a family of women and children during a day of sectarian killings and kidnappings in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, activists said Friday.

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INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, OR IMF, MANAGING DIRECTOR CHRISTINE LAGARDE speaks during a session Saturday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. those that France has made about increasing Europe’s own rescue fund. Her plea appeared to find a measure of support from ministers of Britain and Japan, sizable IMF shareholders that would be expected to contribute to any moneyraising exercise.

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Afghans blast French plan to withdraw early part-time, adjunct faculty. You could teach in much larger lecture halls, but the things that would allow you achieve the greatest levels of efficiency would dilute the product and would make it something I wouldn’t be willing to be part of,” he said. At Washington, President Mike Young said Obama showed he did not understand how the budgets of public universities work. Young said the total cost to educate college students in his state, which is paid for by both tuition and state government dollars, has gone down because of efficiencies on campus. While universities are tightening costs, the state is cutting their subsidies and authorizing tuition increases to make up for the loss. “They really should know better,” Young said. “This really is political theater of the worst sort.”

George Osborne, Britain’s finance minister, said there is “a case for increasing IMF resources and ... demonstrating that the world wants to help together to solve the world’s problems,” provided the 17 countries that use the euro show the “color of their money.” European countries have said they’re prepared to give the IMF $150 billion, meaning that the rest of the world will have to contribute $350 billion. However, many countries, such as Britain and the U.S., want Europe to do more, notably by boosting its own rescue fund. Japan’s economy minister, Motohisa Furukawa, said his country would help the eurozone via the IMF, too, even though Japan’s own debt burden is massive. Unlike Europe’s debt-ridden economies, Japan doesn’t face sky-high borrowing rates, partly because there’s a very liquid domestic market that continues to support the country’s bonds. Europe once again dominated discussions on the final full day of the forum in Davos. Despite some optimism about Europe’s latest attempts to stem the crisis, fears remain that turmoil could return.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — France’s plans to withdraw its combat troops from Afghanistan a year early drew harsh words Saturday in the Afghan capital, with critics accusing French President Nicolas Sarkozy of putting domestic politics ahead of Afghans’ safety. A wider proposal by Sarkozy for NATO to hand over all security to Afghans by the end of next year also came under fire, with one Afghan lawmaker saying it would be “a big mistake” that would leave security forces unprepared to fight the Taliban insurgency and threaten a new descent into violence in the 10-year-old war. Sarkozy’s decision raises new questions about the unity of the U.S.-led military coalition. It also reopens the debate about whether setting a deadline for troop withdrawals will allow the Taliban to run out the clock and seize more territory once foreign forces are gone.

Etta James’ legacy remembered at service GARDENA, CALIF. — Etta James was remembered at a service at the City of Refuge church Saturday attended by hundreds of friends, family and fans as a woman who triumphed against all odds to break down cultural and musical barriers in a style that was unfailingly honest. The Rev. Al Sharpton eulogized James in a rousing speech, describing her remarkable rise from poverty and pain to become a woman whose music became an enduring anthem for weddings and commercials. Sharpton on Saturday opened his remarks by reading a statement from the president. “Etta will be remembered for her legendary voice and her contributions to our nation’s musical heritage,” President Barack Obama’s statement read. The Grammy-winning singer died Jan. 20 after battling leukemia and other ailments, including dementia. She had retreated from public life in recent years, but on Saturday her legacy was on display.


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CINNAMON AND CHOCOLATE will be the featured topics of discussion at the February meeting of the Kaw Valley Herbs Study Group. Topics are often timely with the season, so the next meeting will have a Valentine’s flavor. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

Interested in herbs? Study group offers opportunities for learning W

hen I first heard about the Kaw Valley Herbs Study Group, my interest was piqued. I grow a few herbs — basil, oregano and a few others — but have been afraid to venture beyond those herbs with which I am very familiar. A study group sounded like the perfect place to learn new herbs and new tips on how to use them. The Kaw Valley Herbs Study Group is open to anyone and meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship, 1263 North 1100 Road, Lawrence. It charges $2 per person to cover costs for the group, but refreshments are provided and the organization is not-for-profit. Students are allowed in free. Tamara Fairbanks-Ishmael, the group’s founder, modeled the organization after an herb study group her mother started three years ago in Lincoln, Neb. “We felt like there has been a real movement towards sustainability and growing things yourself, and that has led to a groundswell of interest in herbs,” Fairbanks-Ishmael says. “We

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want to help people learn what to do with their herbs and to empower them. That’s what it really comes down to.” The study group selects one herb to highlight each month and one wild native plant or spice. Topics are often timely with the season, so February’s herb is cacao (chocolate) and the spice is cinnamon. They also discuss the Herb of the Year, named by the National Herb Society, at every other meeting. The 2012 Herb of the Year is the rose. Fairbanks-Ishmael says meetings have anywhere from 25 to 48

herb to be any plant that is useful. It separates herbs from spices by the part of the plant that is used; leaves or stems of the plant are typically used from an herb, while spices are more likely to be from the bark or seed of a plant. “We try to cover culinary, medicinal and aromatherapy uses; history and folklore; household and cosmetic properties; and the growing, harvesting, and propagation of the plant,” explains Fairbanks-Ishmael. “We also have demonstrations and samples when possible.” Teaching a group everything there is to know about an herb in such a short time is impossible, but Fairbanks-Ishmael hopes people leave with a foundation that helps them THE KAW VALLEY HERBS STUDY GROUP also discusses the Herb of the find more information if they desire. Year, which for 2012 is the rose. Study sessions are led by volunteers from the group. attendees. To keep all of that studying ex“We have some regulars, but tra-interesting, the group also has there are always new people at a time in the meeting set aside the meetings,” she notes. for “share, show and tell.” AtThe study group considers an tendees are encouraged to bring

anything herb-related, including books, plants, gifts, etc. There is also time at the end to visit with other herb studiers and peruse Fairbanks-Ishmael’s extensive library of herb books. When asked about her favorite herb, Fairbanks-Ishmael told me it was rosemary. “I just love the way it smells, and I love how many foods I can use it in,” she explains. “I even overwinter rosemary. I just have a great, well-protected spot on the south side of my house. I pick and use rosemary all winter long.” She notes that the phrase “rosemary for remembrance” comes from historical lore about the herb helping to sharpen the brain and memory. I am going to try to remember to plant some this spring. For more information, email herbstudygroup@gmail.com or like the group’s Facebook page. — Jennifer Smith is the Horticulture Extension Agent for K-State Research and Extension in Douglas County. She can be reached at 843-7058.

Kovel’s Antiques: Many types of tea accessories are collectible By Terry Kovel

Tea, it is said, was first drunk by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung about 2737 B.C. Then someone in China invented a device that shredded tea leaves, making it easier to brew tea. But the idea of making tea in a cup instead of a pot seems to have begun in the 19th century when silver infusers were made to hold tea leaves. Infusers usually were small balls with many holes. The ball could open and close to hold the leaves. It was dipped into a cup of hot water a few times, then removed. Silver infusers became very popular in the late-19th century and silversmiths were soon making not just balls, but tiny silver teapots, eggs, lanterns, acorns and other shapes, some with elaborate embossed designs. These sterling teaballs with chains are collected today and cost from $100 to $1,000. The teabag was invented in the United States in 1903. It was a hand-sewn silk bag. Soon a machine was invent-

THIS 1-INCH-HIGH OCTAGONAL teapot is a tea infuser, the inspiration for the teabag. It is sterling silver and would sell for about $100. It can be used every day. Just open the top and, because tea leaves expand, fill it less than halfway with tea leaves. Then dip it in a cup of hot water. ed to fill and close a teabag made of special paper. Eventually aluminum foil was also used for disposable bags. The familiar rectangular teabag was not invented until 1944. Today there are circular and pyramidal teabags, too. All of this has led to a variety of collecting choices for tea lovers. Some save free teabag tags. Some belong to groups that make folded figures from dried teabag paper. Some collect the many types

of tea infusers made today, like the Yellow Submarine, dinosaurs, robots, monkeys, a berry on a stem and more. Most sell for under $20. Another tea-related collectible is the spout strainer, a small hanging strainer kept in a teapot spout with a large hairpin-shaped wire. There are also tea sets, tea cups and saucers, tea caddies, tea strainers, tea-caddy spoons, bag squeezers, “spoon rests” for used teabags, drip bowls and even a plastic disk that folds to squeeze a teabag or cover a cup to keep tea warm. At a 1970s tea collector’s auction, we bought teaballs and strainers, notebooks filled with postcards about tea, books, woodblock prints and advertising. We also have the original patent papers for the “teastir,” a perforated aluminum-foil rectangle filled with tea. One side becomes a handle to take it out of a cup. It was invented by Ralph Kovel, a tea drinker and collector.

Sligh Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids, Mich. What can you tell me about the company? A: Sligh Furniture Co. was founded in 1880 by Charles Sligh, who had previously worked at Berkey & Gay, another Grand Rapids furniture manufacturer. The city was a major center of furnituremaking from the late 1800s until about 1925. Most furniture companies at that time didn’t make complete bedroom sets but specialized in one category of furniture, such as beds, dressers or nightstands. Sligh was the first company to sell all the pieces needed to furnish a bedroom in matching styles and finishes. The company struggled during the Depression and by 1933 switched to making desks, which cost less to produce. The company is still in business, currently making home entertainment and home office furniture and accessories. Sligh bedroom sets were made in the 1920s and 1930s.

gave me a small bronze sculpture of a horse mounted on a marble base. It’s signed “K Mobius” near the horse’s rear legs. The sculpture, including the base, is 10 1/4 inches high and 9 inches from nose to tail. What can you tell me about the sculptor and my horse? A: Your bronze was made by German sculptor Karl Mobius (1876-1953). Artists who create bronze sculptures actually work with clay or wax. Then the sculpture is taken to a foundry, where a complicated process begins. A rubber mold of the sculpture is made, then wax is poured into the mold to create a hollow wax model that matches the original sculpture. A ceramic coating is then applied to the wax and the model is fired so the wax melts. The ceramic shell that’s left is filled with molten bronze, cooled and removed. The resulting bronze sculpture is then ground and polished. The mold for a small bronze like your horse is usually Q: Back in about 1955, a used about 25 times before Q: I have a bed made by World War II veteran friend it wears out. In general, an

original bronze sculpture the size and age of yours sells for about $500. Q: We own a large wooden picture frame with extensive gold-colored metal embellishments. We were told the frame was “a Tiffany” and that it hung in the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock during the one year (1927-28) John Martineau was governor. What do you think the frame would be worth if the story is true? A: We can find no reference that says Louis Comfort Tiffany ever made wooden frames. And everything he did make was marked in some way to identify it as “Tiffany.” It is possible that Tiffany & Co., the famous store, sold a frame like yours, but we think the store would also have marked the frame. The histories of some antiques and collectibles become garbled over the years. Still, a large, well-made and elaborately decorated period frame could sell for thousands of dollars.


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says Peltzman, who has been fielding questions from his current crop of students about Jason’s sudden celebrity. “Jason, just like you saw on TV ... danced to the beat of his own drum. He was just a real positive kid, great to be around, true character. I remember one day asking him — it was winter time and he was in boots and shorts — and I asked him, ‘What’s the deal with the boots and the shorts?’ And (he said), ‘Mr. Peltzman, I’m bringing back a new style. This is the manly look.’”

Lessons from Dad On “Idol” that style had changed again, this time borrowing from both his early high school Elvis roots and the added element of a new nickname he picked up after graduation when he was studying mechanics in Arizona: “Wolf.” Thus, the contestant facing the judges was a fella with slicked-back hair, forearm tattoos, mechanic’s blues — emblazoned with “Wolf” — and a handmade guitar given to him as a gift by his father, Scot Hamlin, who died Feb. 1, 2010, at the age of 49. The guitar — a “git-fiddle” as Hamlin called it — was a surprise he’d gotten at Christmas three years ago after teaching himself to play with a trashed-out guitar he’d picked up as a student in Arizona. At that time he was just starting to get into making his own music. That year, Jason’s mother flew him in to Eudora from his home in Livermore, Calif., to not only surprise Scot and the rest of the family for the Christmas holiday but also to surprise Jason by giving him his very own Hamlin-made guitar. “I remember Scot saying, ‘I know Jason. He can punish a few things.’ He’s a big, burly guy. So when he built it, he said, ‘I’m not putting too much fancy stuff on this. I’m making a workhorse guitar for this kid because he’s going to be banging it a ton.’ He put the ‘Wolf’ inlay on the neck and he designed all that and sent it off for a guy to make,” says Mannucci, who now lives in Colorado. “It was a big deal.” With his new guitar in hand, Hamlin refined his style even more and began to take singing much more seriously, choosing to perform roots and rockabilly music. Zac Hamlin says that style not only got his brother a small following in his central California town but also in Europe. “His special lady friend sells ‘guts’ for satellites that

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“AMERICAN IDOL” CONTESTANT and Eudora native Jason Hamlin is pictured at center in a Eudora High yearbook. LEFT: Hamlin’s father, Scot, made his own guitars. Seen here in a 2007 file photo, Scot shows off a guitar he was making for his grandchildren. He died in 2010. Journal-World File Photo

‘AMERICAN IDOL’ 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, FOX go into space. And, so, most of her work is in Europe,” Zac Hamlin says. “And so he’s been to Europe a couple of times and has gone and played gigs in different bars there because they like American people.”

The next American Idol? And apparently Americans like him, too. Since his “Idol” audition, bloggers, reviewers and entertainment reporters have been buzzing about Hamlin and his chances at winning. Most seem to have been as impressed as the three “Idol” judges, though Mannucci says niggling questions have come from left field: Why “American Idol”? And, moreover, could his fun-loving personality be authentic? “Some of the grass-roots places are saying, ‘If he’s really a roots kind of guy, why would he go on a big reality TV show and do all these things?’ And I think that his dad told him a long time ago — and his dad was a huge roots music fan — ‘You know, I would love for you to get your music out, but here’s the deal, Jason. You can starve and you can live in a tent and not own any possessions and you can drive all over this country and sing beautiful music, or you can go hit one of those reality TV shows and let everyone hear you all at once. Either they’re going to like you or they’re not,’” she says. “I think he just said, ‘Dad’s right. I love music, and if I do it, I do it. And if I don’t, at least I tried.’” And by the way, Eudora can vouch for the validity of the goofy showman who kissed

host Ryan Seacrest and danced so hard he broke — and then mended — the show’s celebration room backdrop. “The thing that stuck with me the most is that he hadn’t changed. He was the same kid he was when he was here six or seven years ago,” says his former teacher Peltzman before starting to laugh. “It was kind of a shock to see him; life’s not changed him much. He still hasn’t grown up.” As for his chances to win “American Idol,” even being the featured story on an episode of the show doesn’t guarantee Hamlin will make it any further. He first must survive the Hollywood round of the show (which will air within the next two weeks), where the singers will be whittled down again by Tyler, Lopez and Jackson. Then, if he survives, he’ll make it to the at-home voting portion of the show. His friends and family are surprisingly level-headed about his chances, but just having seen all the attention he’s received so far, they’re pretty sure he’s already gotten more than he’d ever dreamed of: a chance to perform on national TV, to share his beloved music with the masses, and, perhaps most importantly, to tell the story of his father, whom he clearly misses. “My own personal opinion of it is, Jason would never be an American Idol. I think he did well (last Sunday night), but I don’t think he’s the best singer by far of all the people that they have chosen probably,” says his maternal grandmother, Nell Trefz, deadpan, before a smile creeps onto her face. “But who am I to say? What do I know?” — Staff writer Sarah Henning can be reached at 832-7817.

Local author’s ‘Sharp Time’ a late-night labor of love By Margie Carr

Lawrence author Mary O’Connell is no stranger to acclaim. She is the recipient of a James Michener Fellowship and a Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Award. And The New York Times declared the author had a “gift for mordant wit” after her collection of short stories, “Living With Saints” (Grove, 2001) was published. Her new novel, “The Sharp Time” (Delacorte, 2011), is also garnering rave reviews. “Palpable grief plus irreverent humor equal one extraordinary debut novel,” is how Kirkus Book Review described it. Publisher’s Weekly’s starred review said O’Connell shows “exceptional skill in building tension and creating atmosphere,” and Booklist wrote that readers will be “spellbound” by the “words and images that swirl through the pages.” Despite all of the accolades for the KU alumna and graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, O’Connell admits to crying with relief when she read her first review. “(It) is sort of a dream come true,” she says. “Really, when you’re writing very late at night at the kitchen table, you never know what the response will be.” And for O’Connell, some-

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times the kitchen table late at night is the only opportunity she has to write. Her three children: Juliana, 13, Zachary, 10, and Veronica, 3, keep her busy throughout most days. “I try to find time to work whenever I can — at the pickup line or the doctor’s office, whenever there’s a quiet moment, but I prefer working late at night because there are no phone calls or kid appointments that interrupt me,” she says. It was during those late nights of the past few years that O’Connell created the edgy and vulnerable Sandinista Jones, an 18-year-old high school student. Still grieving the death of her mother, Sandinista finds herself at a crossroads after an incident in her math class. She walks out of school and decides to take a job at a funky secondhand clothing store. “I wanted to write about a girl in late adolescence and how institutions in her life let her down,” O’Connell says. “It is a very vulnerable time. The world is cracking open and often it’s not what you thought it was going to be. For Sandinista it was also a process of giving into empathy, coming of age and coming to terms with herself.” Sandinista bonds with a co-worker, Bradley, and she learns that she isn’t alone in her suffering. “Schools and churches are big institutions in kids’ lives

and they can let young people down,” O’Connell says. “But within these systems there are individual kindnesses that can carry us through difficult times.” During the icy January week during which the story takes place, Sandinista must decide how she is going to deal with the situation at her school, and the choices she makes are what drive the plot of the novel. Although the book is categorized as young adult fiction, O’Connell admits that it isn’t for everyone. “There is some language and some fairly mature themes,” she says. But the author is pleased that students at Fordham University in New York will be studying the book’s themes for a class called “Catholicism and The American Self.” The Catholic Church has been a reoccurring subject for O’Connell who sees the cornerstone of redemption particularly relevant for Sandinista. The contradictions within the Church are also “good for the gray area in art” according to O’Connell. Fellow author Laura Moriarty will interview O’Connell about the themes of “The Sharp Time,” as well as her writing process, on Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library’s Questions and Authors series. The event takes place at the library, 707 Vt., at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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Book examines 60-year reign and eventful life of Elizabeth II By Sarah Weinman

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Maxine Salcido, unemployed, Lawrence “‘Moonlight Becomes You.’ The suspense is killer. It’s very mysterious and very good.”

In her Diamond Jubilee year on England’s throne, Queen Elizabeth II remains something of a cipher. The world has watched her transform from the hesitant young wife and mother of two, who ascended the throne 60 years ago, to a stalwart octogenarian beaming at her grandson William’s wedding last year. In between, there’s been plenty of drama, gossip and tumult surrounding her family, yet Elizabeth herself seemed apart from it all, ever the embodiment of her native land’s wartime exhortation to its citizens to Keep Calm and Carry On. Gary Brooks, What, then, does it mean retired, to be queen of a country Lawrence that one does not govern? “‘Call Me Ted,’ an autobiTo be thrust into centuriesography of Ted Turner. It’s old rituals when those rituinteresting insight. I like to als carry little meaning in a read about real people.” speedily changing culture? And how can one operate as a mere human being, with faults and petty grievances and unbridled enthusiasms, when one must be queen 24/7? “Elizabeth the Queen,” a new biography by Sally Bedell Smith with more than 500 pages of text and another hundred-plus pages of back-matter, comes as close to answering these questions as anyone can without hearDon Sholberg, ing directly from Elizabeth. marriage and family (As Smith, who previously counselor, chronicled the lives of PrinLawrence cess Diana, Pamela Harri“I’ve been reading a lot of man and various Kennedys poetry, especially Mary Karr. in book form, points out in I like its freshness, directness an afterword, the royal family won’t choose an official and clarity.” biographer until after Elizabeth’s death.)

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BRITAIN’S QUEEN ELIZABETH II, shown with her husband, Prince Philip, in a 2005 file photo in London, is the subject of a new biography by Sally Bedell Smith. Smith instead paints a detailed portrait of the monarch from extensive interviews with Buckingham Palace staffers, friends and acquaintances of the royals, and a great many media accounts of Elizabeth’s public exploits starting in 1936, when the 10-year-old princess learned that her father, the eventual George V, would be king instead of his abdicating older brother, Edward VIII. “Does that mean you will have to be the next queen?” asked Elizabeth’s younger sister, Margaret. “Yes, someday,” Elizabeth replied. “Poor you,” Margaret said. Any chance of a life outside the spotlight’s glare was dashed, and Elizabeth understood from the first what it was to put duty above all. What follows is a meticulously researched volume that makes up for the lack of family access with choice details gleaned from countless interviews of those close to Queen Elizabeth. While Elizabeth “keeps her views of literature well guarded” (as opposed to

Alan Bennett’s delightful fictionalized version in “An Uncommon Reader”), she does read and enjoy the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize winners, especially historical fiction by Kate Grenville, Lloyd Jones and Lawrence Hill. In private, she laughs readily and dotes on her grandchildren, but the daily sight of the “red boxes” containing sensitive information about England’s domestic and foreign policies meant she was always working, even as a young mother. The book is strongest when depicting Elizabeth’s early years as queen, from her closeness to Winston Churchill to advising later prime ministers Harold Macmillan and Alec Douglas-Home and the struggle she felt in keeping up her extraordinary schedule. Sometimes she faltered: Her conduct after the death of Princess Diana (presented here as a manipulative schemer eager to please, whom the queen tried her best to love, signing letters to the princess as “Mama”)

is well chronicled, but less known was Elizabeth’s hand ling of a 1966 mudslide that killed more than 116 children and 28 adults in Wales. Her advisers wanted her to visit the scene, but she resisted: “People will be looking after me. Perhaps they’ll miss some poor child that might have been found under the wreckage.” Though Elizabeth relented eventually, the “tardy reaction” (in Smith’s words) was a harbinger of delayed reactions and public criticism to come. Smith depicts Queen Elizabeth as a woman whom all of her constituents must identify with, no matter what. It’s enormous responsibility that comes at great cost (and also explains her husband, Prince Philip’s, penchant for off-the-cuff remarks that get him into trouble every now and then), and Elizabeth pulls this delicate balance off again and again. No matter what one’s opinion of the monarchy, Elizabeth’s ceremonial reign has been an admirable mix of dignity and empathy.

Novel ‘The Odds’ explores desperate marriage By Carolyn Kellogg Los Angeles Times

This is how we meet them: “The final weekend of their marriage, hounded by insolvency, indecision and, Jake Wilson, stupidly, half-secretly, in cook, the never-distant past ruled Lawrence by memory, infidelity, Art “‘Clash of Kings’ (by R.R. and Marion Fowler fled the Martin). It’s great.” country.” This middle-age Midwestern couple doesn’t go far: just to Niagara Falls, where they spent their honeymoon. There is a cache of cash involved and a desperate gambling plan that, if Art has his way, will make everything right. The novel, “The Odds: A Love Story,” by Stewart O’Nan shares DNA with Albert Brooks’ 1985 film “Lost in America”: a married couple, poor decisions, bright-eyed scheming and that unusual Megan Wilkenson, mix of humor and seriousstudent, ness. Art and Marion spend Lawrence “‘Saltpie: A Choctaw Journey Valentine’s Day weekend in from Dark to Light.’ It’s for a Niagara Falls, visit a handful of tourist attractions, eat at children’s lit class.” restaurants they can’t afford,

see Heart in concert, drink, gamble and have sex. On the surface, it’s routine, expected, and that’s what Art is counting on: His plan involves taking the last of their money and making a cash mountain out of a secret molehill. Married for 30 years, Art and Marion were caught by the 2008 recession. Their old, charming house was prone to expensive repairs; like many, they’d taken money out of it to keep it up. And while they were at it, they overspent remodeling the kitchen. This wouldn’t have been so bad if Marion’s hours hadn’t been cut back, and if Art hadn’t lost his job in the fallout from the economy’s retraction. He was in insurance; he should have known the odds. “Odds of a U.S. citizen filing for bankruptcy: 1 in 17.” This refrain — from the whimsical “Odds of seeing a shooting star: 1 in 5,800” to the depressing “Odds of a couple fighting on Valentine’s Day: 1 in 5” — works as a framework, heading every chapter. Stuck there

like news from an ironic census, these odds put the characters’ desires in perspective. Should they try? Is it hopeless? When it comes right down to it, the odds of whether a marriage will make it to its 25th anniversary (1 in 6, according to O’Nan) aren’t all that interesting; it’s the details of the marriages that are. This novel is an intimate portrait of a marriage: We get to know Art and Marion closely, as well as or better than they know each other. We see things closely from each of their points of view. Worn into grooves of routine, they jostle for bathroom space, accommodate and annoy each other. Financially, things are very bad for them. They will almost certainly lose the house. To duck out of debts, they’re going to file for divorce (this isn’t explained in detail, but it’s the plan). Art has cashed out the last of their savings, $40,000, and he’s going to bet it all on roulette. He has a surefire method. They’ll smuggle the

winnings — far more than they’re allowed to carry across the border — back into the country and start again. Art has splurged on a new ring — not just because jewelry is an asset they can’t seize, but because he wants to reconfirm his commitment to Marion. Yet she has drifted further from him than he realizes; increasingly, she looks forward to their divorce as not a sham break but a real one. She just hasn’t quite figured out how to explain that to him. All of this could make for rather grim melodrama, but not in O’Nan’s hands. He brings lightness to every scene, while still making the characters tremendously real, recognizable yet fresh. He works in the micro — the novel slips in under 200 pages — writing close, with fine detail. There is a clarity to O’Nan’s prose: It doesn’t call attention to itself, doesn’t flaunt dazzling sentences or stunning descriptions. This may undersell his work, which is delightful.

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Jeffrey Eugenides, sciencetechnology writer James Gleick and the late historian Manning Marable were among the nominees announced for the National Book Critics Circle awards Eugenides was cited for “The Marriage Plot,” a novel in part about a subject close to reviewers: the love of books. It’s his first release since winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for “Middlesex.” Other fiction finalists included short story writer Edith Pearlman, whose “Binocular Vision” was a National Book Award nominee last fall; Alan Hollinghurst’s acclaimed “The Stranger”; Dana Spiotta’s “Stone Arabia” and Teju Cole’s debut novel “Open City.” Finalists were selected last week by the critics circle, founded in 1974. Great reviews do not guarantee an NBCC nomination. Some of the year’s best-received books were among the missing, including Chad Harbach’s “The Art of Fielding,” Karen Russell’s “Swamplandia” and Christopher Hitchens’ “Arguably.” Winners will be announced March 8. Gleick was a nominee in nonfiction for “The Information,” a review of how information has been shared through the centuries and its singular importance in modern times. In biography, Marable was cited for “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,” which he worked on for more than a decade. He died last year just before the book’s release.

BEST-SELLERS Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Jan. 21, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.

Fiction 1. “Private: #1 Suspect.” James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown, $27.99. 2. “Death of Kings.” Bernard Cornwell. Harper, $27.99. 3. “Believing the Lie.” Elizabeth George. Dutton, $28.95. 4. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.” Stieg Larsson. Knopf, $27.95. 5. “Death Comes to Pemberley.” P.D. James. Knopf, $25.95. 6. “11/22/63.” Stephen King. Scribner, $35. 7. “Raylan.” Elmore Leonard. Morrow, $26.99. 8. “The Litigators.” John Grisham. Doubleday, $28.95. 9. “The Rope.” Nevada Barr. Minotaur, $25.99. 10. “Shadows in Flight.” Orson Scott Card. Tor, $21.99.

Nonfiction 1. “Ameritopia.” Mark R. Levin. Threshold, $26.99. 2. “American Sniper.” Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen & Jim DeFelice. Morrow, $26.99. 3. “The End of Illness.” David Agus, M.D. Free Press, $26. 4. “Steve Jobs.” Walter Isaacson. Simon & Schuster, $35. 5. “The Psychology of Wealth.” Charles Richards. McGraw-Hill, $26. 6. “Killing Lincoln.” Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard. Holt, $28. 7. “Through My Eyes.” Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker. HarperOne, $26.99. 8. “Taking People with You.” David Novak. Portfolio, $25.95. 9. “Unbroken.” Laura Hillenbrand. Random House, $27. 10. “Deliciously G-Free.” Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Ballantine, $30.

‘Dead End in Norvelt’ wins Newbery Medal for best children’s book By Hillel Italie Associated Press

NEW YORK — This year’s winners of the top prizes in children’s literature were honored for stories of resilience over the most everyday troubles: a boy grounded by his parents, a dog that loses its favorite toy. Jack Gantos’ “Dead End in Norvelt” won the John Newbery Medal for the best children’s book of 2011, and Chris Raschka’s “A Ball for Daisy”

won the Randolph Caldecott award for best illustration. The prizes were announced Monday by the American Library Association during its midwinter meeting in Dallas. Previous winners include such favorites as Louis Sachar’s “Holes” and Brian Selznick’s “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film “Hugo.” Within hours of the prizes’ announcement, “Dead End in Norvelt” and “A Ball for

Daisy” were both in the top 50 on Amazon.com and both out of stock. Gantos and Raschla are well established in children’s publishing. Gantos, 60, has been a finalist for the Newbery and the National Book Award. Raschka, 52, won the Caldecott in 2006 for “The Hello, Goodbye Window.” Gantos’ novel follows the humorous adventures of a boy named Jack Gantos, grounded “for life” by his parents and prone to the most

gushing nosebleeds. But he is restored by the stories he learns about his hometown, Norvelt, a planned community in Pennsylvania founded during the Great Depression. The author is more than a little like the Jack Gantos of his book. He spent part of his childhood in Norvelt and shares his character’s sensitive nose. Gantos said he thought of “Dead End” after giving a eulogy for his aunt that looked back on Norvelt’s special past. “I talked about the spirit of

people helping people, and how people really banded together,” Gantos said during a telephone interview from his home in Boston. “And at the end of my eulogy, a lot of people came up to me and said they didn’t know about the history of Norvelt. I love history, and I love humor, so I thought history could use a little humor.” Raschka’s wordless picture book, told through watercolor, ink and gouache, recounts the saga of a white and gray terrier whose beloved red ball is sto-

len by a bigger, brown poodle. The ball bursts and Daisy’s spirit seems to break with it, until the poodle returns with a blue ball that leaves the pets and their owners equally content. Raschka said “Daisy” was inspired by his son, who at age 4 was devastated when his yellow ball broke during a scrape with a neighbor. The author said he began thinking of “those first feelings of losing something beloved” and knowing you can’t get it back.


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Area author’s sci-fi debut honored on ‘best of’ list By Sarah Henning sarah@lawrence.com

It took nearly three decades, but Bryan Thomas Schmidt took the seed of an idea and spun it into acclaim from a national book seller. The Ottawa author’s science fiction debut, “The Worker Prince,” was honored as a notable release by Barnes & Noble reviewer Paul Goat Allen in his “Best Science Fiction Releases for 2011.” Schmidt will be signing copies of the Mosestinged space opera Saturday at Hastings Books. Copies of the Schmidt book will be available. The book can also be purchased at Cornerstone Bookstore at 217 S. Main St. in Ottawa, Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble. com. We sat down with Schmidt to talk about “The Worker Prince,” his road to publication and that thrilling Barnes & Noble mention. Sarah Henning: Can you tell us the background of the book — when you started writing it and how you got your inspiration? Bryan Thomas Schmidt: In Salina, when I was a kid, I was going to Bible school and going to church. I liked all the Biblical stories, but I also liked “Star Wars” and (later) “Battlestar Galactica” and all the science fiction stuff. ... I thought that the Moses story would make a really good space opera if somebody would tell it like “Star Wars.” So that’s where the idea came from. Of course, it took me 27 years to actually sit down and write it. I had that idea all that time. And some of the characters

BOOK SIGNING Who: Bryan Thomas Schmidt Where: Hastings Books, 1900 W. 23rd St. When: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday What: A book signing for “The Worker Prince,” named one of Paul Goat Allen’s “Best Science Fiction Releases for 2011” for Barnes & Noble. are still in it. And the same opening line that I always wanted to write was the opening line of the book. SH: Since you came up with this idea so long ago, when you finally sat down to write it, how was that process? Obviously you’ve changed a lot as a person in 27 years, so do you think the characters would’ve been different if you’d written it when you first came up with the idea? BTS: Oh sure. For one thing, the original idea was for a big TV mini-series, like “Centennial” (a late 1970s miniseries) or something. Eighteen-hour television program was what the idea was. Because, back then, I didn’t want to write novels, I wanted to write television and film. I did go to Hollywood and I did go to film school and I did work — had a couple of screenplays and things that I was working on out there. Worked for A&E and The History Channel and all these places for a number of years. I did all that, but then after I had a lot more life experience and my understanding of how people work. ...

in about August of 2009 and finished in mid-November (2009). Then I put it away a little bit and did some rewriting. And then, over the course of the following year, 2010, I sent it out to agents and publishers and did some rewrites based on the notes that people gave me. It took me a long time and a lot of “Nos.” If you add them all up, I had 60 or 70 people who said no. And then I finally started sending it to some smaller presses and said, “Let me just try this, what the heck?” So I had three small presses that were interested in it and played them off for the best deal (laughs). ... With a small press, there’s no $10,000 or $15,000 promotion budget for my book. The marketing budget is whatever I can come up with. So I’ve been doing a lot of it on Twitter (@BryanThomasS) and email. ... So I have a podcast and I’ve done interviews and I’m doing a lot of book signings and trying to get the word out there. And, actually, as part of that, because I knew the guy, I sent it to the reviewer at Barnes & Noble. And he didn’t respond. I thought, “Oh, he probably hated it, he probably didn’t like it.” He’s reviewed for pretty big publications — Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times ...

SH: He’s a pretty big name (Paul Goat Allen)... BTS: I thought, “OK, that’s better than him slamming it.” I said I’d rather him say nothing. But then this list came out in December of the Best Science Fiction Releases for 2011 and the book was on there for an honorable mention, so that’s pretty cool. That’s pretty huge SH: So how did you find for a book by an unknown auyour publisher and when did thor, an unknown press, a debut novel — to be on that list you finish the book? BTS: It took me four months was pretty amazing. to write the first draft. Now, there’s been dozens of drafts — Staff writer Sarah Henning can be reached at 832-7187. since then. I started writing

What’s your favorite ‘children’s time’ lesson? Watching children develop faith a wonderful experience The Rev. Mary Newberg Gale, associate pastor, First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway: The short answer is “every single one.” Among my favorite parts of Sunday morning worship is the time I get to spend with the children. It is a wonderful way to allow kids to feel they have a role in the life and worship of a congregation. I’ve often shared how difficult it is to ensure that the children’s time is really for them, not simply a chance for the adults to hear a watered-down sermon. It is fundamentally a time to talk about God and our worship in developmentally appropriate ways with

the youngest members of our family. And while some children thrive on the genuine laughter and joy that often arises in the Newberg Gale pews from their conversations, others can be crippled by what feels like ridicule. It is a very fine line to walk. My favorite stories to share are the ones in which I feel children share a unique perspective that is missing in our adult faith. There is a reason Jesus tells his followers, “Let the children come to me, for such is the kingdom of God.”

This Advent season I talked to our children and youth about how we can prepare for God. When I asked their thoughts, one child shared, “I can eat breakfast without attitude. We should do everything without attitude.” Adults would be better Christians if we lived by that motto. It is discussion of the Golden Rule and the Greatest Commandment and how they affect our lives that spark a faith that will grow. Watching as children develop a faith of their own is a miraculous experience. Those are my favorite lessons. — Send e-mail to Mary Newberg Gale at fpcfamilies@sunflower.com.

Send your questions about faith and spiritual issues for our religion columnists to religion@ljworld.com.

Metaphor of sin spreading through glasses a meaningful lesson The Rev. Glenn Fletcher, pastor of student ministries, Christ Community Church, 1100 Kasold Drive: I remember as a small boy, the pastor called all the children up to the front as he so often did during the church service. Showing us a tall glass full of what appeared to be crystal clear water, he said, “In the beginning God created us in his image and likeness.” He then displayed smaller glasses of clear water, and told us, “God said we were created VERY good.” He continued by explaining that sin entered the world, as he poured a small drop of dye into each glass. At first, it hardly seemed to make a

difference. But as the dye continued to course its way through the water, it didn’t take long for the entire glass to Fletcher be changed to a different color. The pastor then went on to pour out the stained water into other smaller glasses, saying “sin gives birth to sin” and “that no one who lives is without sin.” He did this until the entire table was covered with small glasses filled with stained water. Then as he held up the tall glass of still clear water, he

told us how sad and angry it made God to see all that he made so beautiful be forever ruined. Then he showed us something that has stuck with me all my life. He said, “God sent his son Jesus to pour out his life so that we can be made clean.” And he poured just a little bit of the clear water from the tall glass into each of the stained glasses. We watched in amazement as each one slowly turned clear again. With the tall glass now empty, the amazing gift of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for my sins became so meaningful to me. — Send email to Glenn Fletcher at glenn@1inchrist.org.

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A NEED FOR A STAND-ALONE FEATURE PHOTOGRAPH led me to an after-school hiking activity. When fur coats were provided to the participants, it created many possibilities for images but took some work to isolate a visually interesting photograph.

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decided to join them, stay nearby and use my wide-angle lens. When they stopped to scan the treeline with their binoculars, I circled, attempting to creatively frame groups of two or three girls. The problem was that some in the group were not

wearing fur and I wanted the shot to include only fur-bearers. (That may be a pun.) My wide-angle attempts included too much unnecessary visual information. To create more isolation between my furred and nonfurred friends, I moved to another path parallel to the group and zoomed my lens to a medium telephoto focal length. This enabled tighter framing on certain girls, simplifying the scene and reducing back-

ground clutter. So when three girls, all in fur, stepped near each other and scanned the area for wildlife with their binoculars, I was ready. The isolation from the rest of the group lasted for six frames and only eight seconds. From a quick review of my camera monitor I knew I had captured a successful and somewhat surreal photograph. Visit LJWorld.com to see other photos from this feature photo situation.

On Screen Offspring blends film, theater Theater lovers are in for a real treat this Friday and Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center when they can witness a hybrid stage-and-screen storytelling extravaganza called “On Screen Offspring.” The show is as a night of one-act plays written by area filmmakers. Combining moviemaking and stage elements, the plays feature Lawrencecentric backdrops, including the Lawrence Farmers’ Market, Lawrence Municipal Airport

and Clinton Lake. The works will be across several genres, from teen romance to political satire to silent-film comedy. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and are available at www. lawrenceartscenter.org, by phone at 843-2887 or in person at the center, 940 N.H. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in the center’s Black Box Theater. — Sarah Henning

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Robert Knapp Age: 24 Relationship status: Unemployable Hometown: Houston, Texas Time in Lawrence: Seven years Occupation: Bartender/barista/musician Dream job: Prophet What were you doing when scouted? I was talking about the new X-Men comic book with my friend Randy. How would you describe your style? Dead-head shaman punk Current favorite fashion trends: Fur and feathers Fashion trends you hate: Sandals worn with socks. Also, don’t wear a belt and suspenders together — “If a man can’t trust his pants, you can’t trust CLOTHING DETAILS: him.” Ropers boots: Wildman Vintage, $20. Wearing Jeans: BBG Kickdown, gift. Black tee: Walmart, three for $12, Fruit of them together the Loom. Leather and wool vest: From the Antique Mall, $10. Wrangler is just denim jacket: Antique Mall, also in rude. Wake’s booth, $15. Eyeglasses from The only LensCrafters in Denver, $70. Clip-on excep- sunglasses: Kwik Shop, $10. Haircut, tion Malcolm Miller, Amyx Barber Shop. would be Belt: found fashion. suspenders with an ammunition belt. Fashion influences? Pigpen. What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Nachos, honky-tonk bars, and more guerrilla/flash art spaces and music, like the new “Lost Art” space where Penny Annie’s used to be. What would you like to see less of? Less drama, mama. Piercings or tattoos? I have six tattoos. Tell us a secret: I live on tacos and coffee. Know someone stylin’? Send us a tip! style@lawrence.com

Joanna Fewins Age: 30 Relationship status: Happily in a relationship Hometown: Redfield Time in Lawrence: 12-and-a-half years Occupation: Development associate design manager at Kansas Public Radio Dream job: To become an executive director or a general manager of a radio station What were you doing when scouted? I am looking for books at the Lawrence Public Library! How would you describe your style? My style is a little bit eclectic; I like to use complementary colors to coordinate the different elements in my outfits. I often put together pieces in an unconventional way. Current favorite fashion CLOTHING DETAILS: Multi-colored ballet flats trends: I am with a bow detail: T.J. Maxx, loving ankle Rocket Dog brand, $20. ’70s boots, usually flare gently washed jeans: without heels, Lucky brand, $40. right now; also Wine-colored knit capknown as boo- sleeve T: T.J. Maxx, $10. Black jacket with military ties! inspirations: Cynthia Rowley, Fashion $15. Earrings: Pure Citizen, trends you $10. Scarf: Worldly Goods, hate: Uggs! $15. Bag: Vera Wang, gift What would from sister. you like to see more of in Lawrence? I would like to see more people branching out in their personal expressions of style past your basic T-shirt, jeans and/or sports apparel. Piercings or tattoos? My ears are pierced! People say I look like…. Katy Perry Tell us a secret: I really can’t stand sports.

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‘American Idol’ contestant sticking to Eudora roots

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ONLINE: See the photos from Mike Yoder’s feature hunt in a gallery at LJWorld.com

Our photography staff is often relied upon to gather standalone images for the newspaper. Like a story that doesn’t require an illustration, these feature photographs require no text beyond a two-sentence caption answering the questions of who, what, where, when and why of the subject. Their main purpose is to be entertaining visual documents. Preferably, they display visual creativity, interesting lighting, beauty, humor, etc. Staff photographers are on alert for this “wild art” daily. The best approach for a feature hunt is to seek out activities that are a potential source for interestThe best ing photographs. This approach e l i m i n a t e s for a featime wasted driving ture hunt is around hop- to seek out ing a feature activities that will jump in front of your are a potential source for camera. A recently interesting a d v e r t i s e d photographs. winter hike at Prairie Park This elimiNature Cen- nates time ter seemed wasted drivlike a sure thing. At a ing around minimum I hoping a figured to feature will find a group jump in front of people on a field and of your camforest walk. era.” Depending on the level of the trekkers’ enthusiasm, I began to envision children skipping down a wooded path surrounded by Downy Woodpeckers and singing Blue Jays. (Photographers imaginations tend not to be based on reality.) When the nature guide informed the hikers — six young girls — that they could wear fur coats for the hike, I realized no amount of imagination could have dreamt up this photogenic scenario. I began hyperventilating. Now the task was to capture a single feature image worthy of this situation. As the girls tried on the coats inside the center, I frantically circled, framing images of the youngsters weighed down by the thick fur. The first interesting interaction came when the girls recognized a unique but not pleasant odor to some of the coats. Visualize a girl sticking her coat sleeve to the nose of a friend. As the smeller pulled back in a malodorous response, I snapped away. They were OK photos, but the scene was cluttered and didn’t emphasize the coats as much as I wanted. Next the group prepared to head outdoors, and I ran ahead to adjust my exposure settings and study the area for background possibilities. I also had to decide whether to remain close to the group and photograph with my wide-angle lens or keep my distance and use a telephoto. As they started down the path I

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DANIELLE STEFFEN, A LONG-TIME FRIEND OF “AMERICAN IDOL” CONTESTANT and Eudora native Jason Hamlin, holds Hamlin’s letter jacket, with her family’s ’60s-model truck in the background. When Steffen and Hamlin would drive around in the truck, and Hamlin would sing and serve as the truck’s radio.

Friends, family of Jason Hamlin say he’s always been an entertainer THEN-EUDORA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS JASON HAMLIN, left, and Caleb Pettengill attended their senior prom as pirates. “Jason, just like you saw on TV ... danced to the beat of his own drum,” says Eudora High teacher Erik Peltzman.

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ack in high school, Danielle Steffen had her own personal radio — a big, burly radio with massive clodstomping boots, a Eudora High letter jacket and no off button. Behind the wheel in her family’s old, green truck, the AM/ FM dial was long dead, but the music was strong — and loud. “We didn’t have a radio in one of my dad’s old trucks, and so he’d be like, ‘Here’s your radio,’ and just start singing,” Steffen says. “He sung all the time.” “He” is Jason Hamlin. And now several years later the in school but is one of his very former passenger-seat musician best friends. “He didn’t care has a real shot at actually being a what you were like, either. He voice on the airwaves. was pretty much going to be The 24-year-old born-andyour friend no matter what.” raised Eudora native made it to A natural entertainer the Hollywood round of “AmeriHamlin grew up in a house can Idol” last Sunday night with his parents built south of town, a growling rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” dur- the youngest son of two Eudora natives who happened to be high ing the show’s wrap-up of its San school sweetDiego auditions. hearts before getSinging in a The center of enterting married. The down-home, tainment — if he was family was musiguitar-aided around, everybody knew cal, with Hamlin’s roots style he it. He didn’t care what mother, Nancy has loved since childhood, you were like, either. He Mannucci, singing and playing guitar, Hamlin, a golf course mechanic, was pretty much going to while his father, impressed judges be your friend no matter Scot, enjoyed music in his own way: Steven Tyler, what.” building custom Jennifer Loguitars. But, says pez and Randy — Danielle Steffen, talking about her his big brother, Jackson enough longtime friend, Jason Hamlin Zac, they weren’t to not only get exactly the Paradvance to the tridge Family. show’s next “Music was always important round but also to impress the ... and we sang a lot — folk and producers enough to give him a stuff, growing up,” says Zac, who full five minutes of airtime. For lives in Lawrence and has pera show as powerful as “Ameriformed a bit with his brother at can Idol,” it may as well be five his aunt’s place, Cutter’s Smokebuckets of gold bullion. house in Eudora. “And then Dad Pretty good for a big-hearted started building instruments. He boy from a tiny bedroom community in northeast Kansas. If you had been building from when we go to Eudora High, where Hamlin were little kids, but you’re a kid and the instruments were taboo, graduated in 2005, and you’ll find so we weren’t allowed to touch that everyone — EVERYONE them. And that limits, I think, — knows him. And it’s not just your interest.” because his class had only 81 That said, the two older Hamlin people in it. Basically, his teachers, siblings sang in choir and perfriends and various family memformed in theater productions, but bers say, it was impossible not to Jason seemed to prefer goofing know — and love — Hamlin. off musically, like while riding “The center of entertainment around in Steffen’s truck. In fact, — if he was around, everybody knew it,” says Steffen, who was a singing publicly — with a puryear younger than “Fat Hammy” pose — didn’t happen until fall of

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2001, when Hamlin was goaded by his older sister, Hannah, and the school’s drama teacher at the time, Jeannine Sample, into performing as the deep-throated, peopleeating plant Audrey II in the high school’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” “Jason’s older sister was in it, and we didn’t have ... an Audrey II voice. I think it was Hannah who suggested him because Jason wasn’t in choir,” says Sample, who also had Hamlin as a student in her sophomore English class. Jason didn’t seem interesting in doing it, Sample says, but he was persuaded eventually. “And he was wonderful,” Sample says. They were in the old Eudora high school back then, and Jason was hooked up to a mic up where the spotlight was, so he was in the back of the theater during the performance.

Prom pirate The theater bug didn’t bite, but it could’ve been that Hamlin had enough of his own theatrical streak to get by without being on stage. He went to his sophomore prom as Elvis, and then to his senior prom as a pirate, going so far as decorating his pickup truck as a ship, perfect for carting around other pirates and maidens and making a splash at the dance. Every day was a dress rehearsal for Hamlin, says teacher Erik Peltzman, who had him two years in study hall. “He’s really a big guy, so he had these really big boots, but he never laced them up or anything. He just walked around in these boots all the time and shorts,” Please see HAMLIN, page 10C

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