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Eudora Lady Cardinals advance in tourney after win over Bulldogs
March 2, 2007
The Baldwin Bulldogs were eliminated from the 4A Sub State Semifinals at the hands of Eudora, 42-30.
Former President Bill Clinton visited the Sunflower State today
March 2, 2007
Speaking to a packed house on the K-State campus, former President Bill Clinton focused his speech on globalization while making a visit through Kansas.
Dr. Seuss forever changed children’s literature
March 2, 2007
Dr. Seuss did more than just write children’s classics, he helped change a generation of struggling readers into literature lovers!
One person injured in South Lawrence house fire
March 2, 2007
Flames could be seen coming from the second floor window of a home near 28th and Ousdahl. One person was taken by ambulance to the hospital for medical treatment.
Lawrence woman jailed for ‘murder-for-hire’ plot
March 2, 2007
A Lawrence woman will serve nearly six years in federal prison for trying to arrange a ‘hit’ on her ex-boyfriend.
LHS boys basketball season over after loss to Leavenworth
March 2, 2007
The Lawrence High boys finished their season 15-7 after a 69-48 loss to the Leavenworth Pioneers in the Sub State Title Game.
Chuck and Karen Warner to guide United Way Fund Drive
March 2, 2007
Chuck and Karen Warner will guide the Douglas County United Way Fund Drive for 2007-2008. Last year’s drive brought in 1.63 million dollars.
Lawrence is growing - at a snail’s pace
March 2, 2007
The city is growing - but not as much as it used to - and the smaller numbers could have a big impact on future growth plans.
KU hopes to contain Durant in Allen Fieldhouse
March 2, 2007
KU head coach Bill Self predicted this preseason that Kevin Durant would be an amazing player and now he hopes his Jayhawks can stop him Saturday morning for sole possession of the Big 12 title.
A group of KU student-athletes hope to see the end of a popular T-shirt
March 2, 2007
KU’s student-athlete advisory committee is working on a plan to create and distribute an alternative to the infamous T-shirt that contains an implied obscenity directed at KU rival Missouri.
Lawrence School District takes proactive approach to tornado safety
March 2, 2007
A tornado that claimed eight lives at an Alabama High School Thursday raises the question of school’s tornado procedures.
Free State boys basketball team headed to state
March 2, 2007
In the Sub State Title Game, the Free State boys knocked off the Olathe South Falcons, 49-34, behind 18 points from Christian Ballard.
Lawrence Children’s Choir set to take the stage at Carnegie Hall
March 2, 2007
Members of the Lawrence Children’s Choir will soon join the ranks of some of the most famous musicians in history as they take the stage at Carnegie Hall.
Tonganoxie girls squad knocks off the Bobcats
March 2, 2007
In the 4A Sub State Semifinals, the Tonganoxie Lady Chieftains easily defeated the Basehor-Linwood Bobcats, 57-34.
Mallory leaves KU staff for position at Louisville
March 2, 2007
Kansas University football assistant coach Mike Mallory is leaving Lawrence after just one year to take an assistant-coaching job at Louisville. The hiring needs to clear some minor hurdles before it’s official, a Louisville spokesperson said Friday night. Mallory will coach the secondary at Louisville under new head coach Steve Kragthorpe.
Fire injuries one person
March 2, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, one person suffers minor injuries after a fire breaks out in east Lawrence, and a group of KU students say a t-shirt message taunting Missouri is worn out.
Fire in East Lawrence home injures an occupant
March 2, 2007
Lawrence Douglas County Fire-Medical crews responded to a duplex at 1027 New Jersey at 7:06 a.m.
Minor injuries suffered in house fire
East Lawrence site of morning blaze
March 2, 2007
Division Chief Doug Green says the first crews on the scene saw light smoke coming from the home — and extinguished a fire in an office area.
U.S. claims face new scrutiny
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Bush administration, which used some false and exaggerated intelligence to make its case for invading Iraq, also may have inflated some of its allegations against North Korea to justify a hard-line policy toward the Stalinist regime.
Keys to home inspections
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C8
Smart buyers always make their purchase offers contingent on obtaining a satisfactory report from a professional home inspector, but it doesn’t force a seller to pay for unexpected repairs.
Hurricane eyewall shifts could indicate intensity
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Watching for changes in the inner eyewall of a hurricane may help forecasters overcome one of their most perplexing challenges: predicting sudden strengthening or weakening.
Longtime Fla. city official fired for sex change plans
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Steve Stanton professed his love for the city and asked the people of Largo to support his decision to undergo a sex change and allow him to keep his $140,000-a-year job as city manager. To his sorrow, the answer came back no.
Commodities
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C8
Youth of the Year winner touts benefits of Boys & Girls Club
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
After shaking several people’s hands below the stage at Abe & Jake’s Landing on Thursday night, Stephen Webb talked about how he was forced to join the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. “My mom worked in the mornings,” Webb said. “She needed a place for me to go.”
New money meets at HoHoKam Park
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C6
Now this was a real Moneyball matchup: Alfonso Soriano vs. Barry Zito.
Horoscopes
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B4
Jayhawk women top MU
Season finale victory lifts KU out of cellar
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
Shaquina Mosley is questionable no more.
Monk gone for now, but he’ll be back
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
To paraphrase Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz”: Cable seasons come and go so quickly. “Monk” (8 p.m., USA) wraps up its fifth season, or as USA calls it, “Season 5.5.” Season 6, or rather 6.0, kicks off in summer.
KU tennis match at Iowa called
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C4
Today’s Kansas University tennis match against Iowa in Iowa City will not be played because of a winter storm. No makeup date has been announced.
World sees weakened U.S.
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B7
The other day, a friend asked, “Is it just me, or are the wheels coming off the world?” It’s not him - the wheels are coming off. And that was true before reports of an assassination attempt against Vice President Dick Cheney in Afghanistan.
Big 12 shows off inventions
KU brings technology that may change treatment of HIV
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
It’s not always about athletic competitions when the universities of the Big 12 Conference get together.
Schilling ready to earn nod
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C6
Curt Schilling wants to be Boston’s opening day starter because of his performance, not his reputation. His two scoreless innings in his first exhibition appearance should help.
Arkansas has back against the wall
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C4
Stan Heath has remained loose while fielding questions about his future, smiling and saying he hopes his players aren’t worried about it.
Huggins not secure with KSU credentials
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kansas State already has 20 wins and the assurance of its highest finish ever in the Big 12 Conference.
Schlesinger a proud ‘liberal’ to the end
Pulitzer Prize winner, Kennedy administration insider dies at 89
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and “court philosopher” of the Kennedy administration who remained a proud liberal even as others dared not use the word, has died. He was 89.
North Korea reiterates pledge for denuclearization
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
North Korea’s No. 2 leader reiterated Thursday his country’s pledge to abandon its nuclear weapons, as the impoverished nation sought a resumption of aid at its first high-level talks with South Korea since conducting an atomic test.
Smothers Brothers recall TV censorship battles
March 2, 2007 in print edition on D1
When they first appeared on “The Tonight Show,” host Jack Paar told the Smothers Brothers, “I don’t know what you two guys have, but no one’s going to steal it.” True enough. Despite being hailed as inspirations to an entire generation of Vietnam-era comedians, no one has ever tried to adopt the same mix of sibling rivalry, social commentary and folk music balladry as Dick and Tommy Smothers.
Japanese leader denies sex slavery
Prime minister questions apology for WWII military brothels
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
Japan’s nationalist prime minister denied Thursday that the country’s military forced women into sexual slavery during World War II, casting doubt on a past government apology and jeopardizing a fragile detente with his Asian neighbors.
Airline employee led Gore, around security
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
An airline employee led former Vice President Al Gore and two associates around airport security lines before police spotted the breach and required them to be screened, an airport spokeswoman said Thursday.
Car crashes through gym
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B8
A car crashed through the wall of an elementary school gymnasium, but only its driver sustained minor injuries.
Three injured after car strikes utility pole
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Three people were injured late Wednesday night when a car crashed into a utility pole in the 800 block of West 23rd Street.
Arctic residents claim U.S. rights violations
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
Northern Canadians told an international commission Thursday that carbon emissions from the United States have contributed so much to global warming that they should be considered a human rights violation. One activist said temperatures have climbed so much that Arctic residents need air conditioners.
Illini guard pleads guilty
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C4
Illinois basketball player Rich McBride pleaded guilty Thursday to driving under the influence.
U.S. faults friends, foes in global drug war
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
The United States said Thursday that top anti-terror allies Afghanistan, Pakistan and Colombia had fallen short in the war on drugs despite enhanced counter-narcotics efforts and it criticized perennial foes Iran, North Korea and Venezuela for not cooperating.
Scott recipient of Big 12 honor
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kansas University freshman Jordan Scott was named Big 12 Male Track and Field Freshman of the Year, the conference announced Thursday.
Center announces sponsors for 2007
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C8
The Lawrence Arts Center announces its program sponsors for 2007:
Sebelius: Probe shouldn’t affect gambling debate
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B3
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday reiterated her support of expanded gambling and said an investigation into allegations of illegal betting at The Woodlands shouldn’t affect an upcoming legislative debate on the issue.
Commentary: Athletes in trouble always are news
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C2
If you read nothing but the sports pages, it’s easy to believe there’s a crime spree in progress.
Higher Roads gives support to truckers
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C8
A Lawrence resident has opened a business that provides services for truck drivers.
Trans-fat isn’t the only fast-food enemy
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
Junk-food lovers rejoice, for government officials are on the job protecting your health. Or are they?
Lawrence Datebook
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
NFL Briefs
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C2
News from around the NFL.
Home-price appreciation steady in 4th quarter
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
The rate of increase in U.S. home prices remained steady in the fourth quarter of 2006, extending the slowing trend that began earlier in the year, federal regulators reported Thursday.
Baldwin boys advance
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C3
Andrew Madl had 14 points as Baldwin High’s boys basketball team advanced to the Class 4A sub-state final with a 40-38 win over Basehor-Linwood on Thursday.
Lightning causes slight damage to house
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B3
Eudora City Fire Department firefighters worked through heavy rains, lightning and hail Wednesday night to determine damage caused by a lightning strike at the Eudora home of Nathan Fortner.
FDA warns unapproved migraine treatments
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
The government said Thursday it had warned the world’s largest maker of generic drugs and 19 other companies that they are illegally selling migraine medicines without federal approval.
Kansas softball squad on the road again
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C4
On the road again. That’s the mantra of Kansas University’s softball team.
Two hospitalized after K-10 crash
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B3
Two females were injured in a one-vehicle accident before rush hour Thursday on Kansas Highway 10.
Marine arraigned again in death of Iraqi man
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A7
A Marine was arraigned a second time Thursday on charges of kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi civilian after he withdrew a guilty plea last month that had been part of a pretrial agreement.
People in the news
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Singer Charlotte Church announces pregnancy ¢ Miss USA discusses struggle to fight alcohol abuse ¢ Anna Nicole’s burial to be lavish, private and ‘very pink’
Protesters, police clash in squatters dispute
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
More than 250 people were arrested Thursday at several demonstrations in Copenhagen where protesters threw cobblestones, bottles and paint at police after an anti-terror squad evicted squatters from a building, police said.
Bush vows to ‘unstick’ Katrina aid
Federal money remains unspent in hurricane-ravaged region
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A5
President Bush on Thursday acknowledged the deep frustration of Hurricane Katrina victims and said the federal government shares the blame for the slow recovery of the Gulf Coast.
7 indicted in cancer scam
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
A U.S. federal grand jury indicted seven people in a case where terminally ill cancer patients allegedly were injected with a bogus cure made from the patients’ own blood, the U.S. attorney’s office in San Juan announced Thursday.
Blazers GM Patterson resigns
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C5
Portland Trail Blazers president and general manager Steve Patterson abruptly resigned Thursday after owner Paul Allen refused to renew his contract.
Lenovo recalls 100,000 Sanyo laptop batteries
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Lenovo Inc. recalled about 100,000 laptop computer batteries Thursday, warning they could overheat and cause a fire.
New Polar Year study to gauge global warming
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
Children in Norway plead for snow. Polar researchers describe melting glaciers. Some experts say that within this century, the Arctic may no longer be ice-locked.
MLB briefs
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C6
News from around MLB.
2 more teens arrested after vandalism spree
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Two teenagers were arrested by Lawrence police Wednesday in connection with a vehicle vandalism spree this week.
More restaurants shut in wake of rodent video
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
A major owner of Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell franchises saw a majority of its New York City restaurants shut down Thursday as the fallout continued from a video showing rats overrunning one of its Manhattan eateries.
China confirms another human case of bird flu
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
China reported a new human case of bird flu Thursday, and the World Health Organization disputed Indonesia’s claim that the two were close to resolving a dispute about sharing virus samples that could be used to develop a commercial vaccine.
Bomb targets senior cleric’s convoy
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A7
A roadside bomb exploded Thursday alongside the convoy of a prominent Shiite cleric whose high-level political ties have made him the target of past assassination attempts. The imam was not injured, but several bodyguards were wounded.
Feds want limits placed on Wittig
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B5
Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to reimpose limits on how former Westar Energy Inc. chief executive David Wittig can shuffle his assets.
Democrats to demand troops leave if benchmarks not met
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A7
House Democratic leaders have coalesced around legislation that would require troops to come home from Iraq within six months if that country’s leaders fail to meet promises to help reduce violence there, party officials said Thursday.
House votes to ease union rules
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Democrats rewarded organized labor Thursday for helping them retake control of Congress, passing a House bill that would make it easier for workers to start unions against companies’ wishes.
7-year-old girl killed by tornado in Ozark hills
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B5
A tornado killed a 7-year-old girl and obliterated her family’s mobile home early Thursday when a storm moved through the remote Ozark hills of southern Missouri just before dawn.
Government: Salmonella found at ConAgra plant
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Federal inspectors found the strain of salmonella behind a recent food-poisoning outbreak at the ConAgra Foods Inc. plant that made the tainted peanut butter, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
Government slows driver’s license switch
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Bowing to protests from governors and Congress, the Bush administration is giving states another year and a half to comply with new driver’s license rules aimed at foiling terrorists.
Sebelius blasts House GOP for inaction
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B3
The gloves are off. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Thursday criticized House Republicans for advancing tax cuts while delaying spending decisions.
UPS employee reaches milestone
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C8
Michael Martinez, a package delivery driver with UPS in the Lawrence area, recently was honored by UPS for completing 25 years of service with the company.
Camera click finishes Daly
Golfer injured trying to stop backswing
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C2
John Daly was injured trying to stop his backswing after being distracted by a fan taking his picture, forcing him to withdraw from the Honda Classic after only two holes Thursday.
Senior Resource Fair next week at Hy-Vee
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C8
The second annual Lawrence Area Partners in Aging Senior Resource Fair is set for 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hy-Vee, 4000 W. Sixth St.
Army fires general at Walter Reed hospital
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Army on Thursday fired the general in charge of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, saying he was the wrong person to fix embarrassing failures in the treatment of war-injured soldiers that have soiled the institution’s reputation as a first-class hospital.
Prisoner to be sent home ends hunger strike
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
Spanish authorities moved a hunger-striking ETA prisoner from a Madrid hospital to one in the Basque region Thursday as a first step toward allowing him to serve the remainder of his sentence at home under custody.
Bullying targets
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I was disturbed by the insinuations made in Tuesday’s article about bullying. The article listed a number of insulting names that Dylan Theno had been called by classmates, including some derogatory terms for homosexual, and then stated that Dylan was not a homosexual. The clear implication is that if Dylan had been homosexual, these insults would have been permissible.
Manufacturing report eases investor fears
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
A still skittish Wall Street closed modestly lower Thursday, having clawed its way back from an early-session plunge after upbeat manufacturing data allayed fears about a flagging U.S. economy.
Putin names strongman as Chechen president
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday gave power in Chechnya to a widely feared pro-Russian strongman, Ramzan Kadyrov, even as Europe’s human rights chief warned of widespread torture and other abuses allegedly committed by Kadyrov’s henchmen.
2 city workers get new titles
Directorship of legal services, utilities departments filled
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Two city employees have been tapped to fill vacant department head positions.
Charges filed against Guantanamo detainee
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Bush administration filed charges Thursday against an Australian captured in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and held since without trial, the first terror-war suspect to face prosecution under a new system of military tribunals.
ISU wins for first time at Tech
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C5
Megan Ronhovde scored 18 points to lead Iowa State to a 72-68 women’s basketball victory over Texas Tech on Thursday night.
On the record
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B2
Matta catches grief
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C4
Ohio State coach Thad Matta thought no one noticed when he accidentally spit out his gum and then picked it up off the court and popped it back in his mouth in the hectic final minutes of Sunday’s No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown against Wisconsin.
Consensus first
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Michael Hoeflich’s Feb. 28 column hits a critical issue right on the nose. That is, the city is spending ridiculous amounts of money to have consultants give us bad advice based on failed precedents. Hoeflich’s advice to the city is that we not plan for the city’s growth before there is a public consensus as to how the city should grow.
Jazz banned
Thirty-year anniversary of KU Jazz Festival reunites alumni once forbidden from performing the style
March 2, 2007 in print edition on D1
Lawrence has earned a reputation as a haven for underground music. That same attribute hasn’t always applied to Kansas University, however. Prior to 1972, jazz was all but forbidden within the music department. Students from the era recall former fine arts dean Thomas Gorton threatening those he heard playing jazz in the practice rooms to stop or he’d yank their scholarships.
Former defense minister for Taliban arrested
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A6
Pakistan arrested a former Taliban defense minister regarded as a top figure in the Afghan insurgency, a Pakistani intelligence official said today.
Sebelius calls on AT&T official
Governor nominates company’s Kansas president for secretary of commerce
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C8
The president of AT&T Kansas is Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ choice to become the state’s next secretary of commerce.
Shortages threaten Guard’s capability
Wars abroad have sapped equipment and personnel
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
Nearly 90 percent of Army National Guard units in the United States are rated “not ready” - largely as a result of shortfalls in billions of dollars worth of equipment - jeopardizing their ability to respond to crises at home and abroad, according to a congressional commission that released a preliminary report Thursday on the state of the U.S. military reserve forces.
Kidnap suspect faces porn charges
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Missouri man accused of kidnapping and molesting two boys was indicted Thursday on federal charges he took pornographic pictures and videos of one of the youngsters.
Nonresident tuition increase suggested
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B3
Nonresident students would see their tuition increase to help pay for repairs at universities under a proposal being worked on by House Republican leaders.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
Education under way on subdivision regulations
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B5
An education process is under way to inform Douglas County department staffs and the public about new subdivision and rural development regulations that went into effect Jan. 1.
Bizarre debate
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Maybe there is an Oz in Kansas. Here are some comments made recently in Topeka by a lobbyist for the state chamber of commerce, Jeff Glendening, who said minimum wage should not be determined by the “socialist teachings of Karl Marx” (Journal-World, Feb. 13 ). Just a few days later, speaking about the same bill, Rep. Benjamin Hodge, R-Overland Park, stated we should avoid passing “European style socialist bills” (J-W, Feb. 22).
Timeout needed
State and university officials should call a halt to current negotiations to merge the Kansas University Hospital and Medical Center with St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
It’s time for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, the Kansas Legislature or the Kansas Board of Regents to call for a “timeout” in the current negotiations for a merger or affiliation between the Kansas University School of Medicine, KU Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital.
Tornado kills at least five at Alabama high school
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A3
Tornadoes ripped through Alabama and killed at least seven people Thursday, including five at a high school where students became pinned under debris when a roof collapsed, state officials said.
Obsession marks ‘Zodiac’
March 2, 2007 in print edition on D2
After forever altering the look and feel of serial-killer thrillers with 1995’s “Seven,” director David Fincher returns to the genre with a radically different purpose and result in “Zodiac.” Based on the nonfiction book by Robert Graysmith about the infamous San Francisco murderer whose crimes were never officially solved, the movie is a thriller in subject matter only.
Too much vaccine caution could be harmful
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B6
Hasn’t anyone ever told drug companies to put a warning label on their lobbying? You know, the kind you find on every little prescription bottle? Caution: Too much lobbying may result in an overdose of suspicion. Push too hard and you may experience political acid reflux.
Durant ranks among all-time college greats
KU’s Manning defers to Longhorns’ superstar
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
Some college basketball experts have compared ultra-talented Texas freshman Kevin Durant with the leading scorer in Kansas University history. That’s right: Danny Manning.
Kindergartners celebrate Dr. Seuss with meal of green eggs and ham
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B1
Autumn Foster was singing and swaying as she waited at the table with her friends. “Green eggs and ham, green eggs and ham,” Autumn sang quietly. “I like mine fried, nice and brown. I like mine turned upside down.” She finished the final verse doing some hand gestures: “Flip ‘em, flop ‘em, don’t drop ‘em.”
Waterline replacement to limit downtown parking, lane use
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
A downtown waterline replacement project will enter its third - but not necessarily final - act this summer, downtown merchants were told Thursday.
Measure would keep illegal immigrants from getting benefits
March 2, 2007 in print edition on A1
A bill prohibiting public benefits to illegal immigrants, including in-state tuition, will get a public hearing next week.
Lion heart-stopper
Somers’ buzzer-beater sets up intracity rematch
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Lawrence High girls basketball team runs a drill during practice where the players have to hit a half-court shot. Sometimes it takes the girls five minutes to do so.
Firebirds coast in round 2
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
It looked like Bryan Duncan was looking into the future Thursday night in the Free State High gym.
Mayer: Others as flawed as Kansas
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
This Kansas University basketball team doesn’t do this, and doesn’t do that; its inconsistency can drive its coaches and fans nutty. But what these Jayhawks can do is win KU’s third NCAA championship because most all the other alleged contenders are as unpredictable.
LHS ready for repeat of ‘physical’ bout
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C3
With the humidity still emanating from the muggy Leavenworth gym, Lawrence High boys basketball coach Chris Davis stood in the hallway after Lawrence High’s 59-57 victory, reflecting on the win.
Olathe South looms for FSHS
Firebirds eye first trip to state since 2005
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C3
After Free State’s road victory at Shawnee Mission Northwest in the first round of the Class 6A sub-state tournament, you’d think Chuck Law would have a little time to revel in the victory. Not exactly.
Brazelton trying to revive career
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C6
Dewon Brazelton is trying to revive his once-promising career in spring training with the Kansas City Royals as a minor league invite.
Royals start spring schedule
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C6
Gary Matthews Jr. got his nicest reception of the week when making his debut for the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.
SIU coach honored
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C4
After leading his team to the regular-season Missouri Valley Conference title and the top seed in the conference tournament, Southern Illinois coach Chris Lowery was named MVC coach of the year.
Tar Heels fall to Georgia Tech
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C5
Georgia Tech hardly resembled the team that North Carolina blew out six weeks ago in Chapel Hill.
Integrated Martial Science to open
March 2, 2007 in print edition on C8
Integrated Martial Science will celebrate its grand opening from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday in its new gym, at 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 2, 2007 in print edition on B6