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Baylor upsets Missouri
Bears beat Tigers, 97-83
March 8, 2007
Baylor pulled off the only major upset of the opening day of the Big 12 tournament with the best shooting performance any team has ever had at the event. Curtis Jerrells scored a career-high 31 points and Henry Dugat added 25, sparking the 11th-seeded Bears to their first Big 12 tournament win since 2001, a 97-83 victory over Missouri on Thursday night.
Students living in KU dorms may want to make sure and lock the door behind them
March 8, 2007
Lawrence Police are looking for two men suspected of rifling through unlocked dorm rooms during a recent KU basketball game.
City proposes Tree Conservation Ordinance
March 8, 2007
There’s an idea moving through City Hall that may require you to do more than just sharpen your saw to cut down your backyard tree.
KU to open Big 12 Tournament against Oklahoma
March 8, 2007
The Oklahoma Sooners defeated the Iowa State Cyclones Friday afternoon to advance and face off against Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament.
Haskell Indian Nations University announces its new president
March 8, 2007
Doctor Linda Sue Warner will take over the top position at Haskell University. Thomas Dowd, Director of the Bureau of Indian Education in Washington DC made the final selection.
Free State boys getting prepared for BV West
March 8, 2007
After knocking off the #1 seeded Shawnee Mission West, the Free State Firebirds look to stop their next opponents, the BV West Jaguars.
New details tonight about helicopter crash east of Baldwin City
March 8, 2007
The pilot blames the crash on failure of the tail rotor - saying it stopped working about 15 minutes into the flight - when the aircraft was near 1500 feet.
KU campus soon to be better for the environment and for those with disabilities
March 8, 2007
A new fleet of buses will soon arrive on the KU campus after student senators took an unusual step to get them approved.
Local business showcases and sells high school student art
March 8, 2007
One local business supports budding high school photographers by exhibiting their work, putting it up for sale and using the money to hand out a scholarship for one of the best.
Piper boys in final four
March 8, 2007
After a tough win yesterday, the Piper Boys are in the final four and now must face off against the 22-1 Thomas Moore Prep.
Tonganoxie girls team handles #8 Abilene
March 8, 2007
The Tonganoxie Lady Chieftains took home a victory over the Abilene Cowgirls, winning the match-up 45-36.
Free State girls squad knocks off Washburn Rural in OT
March 8, 2007
In an exciting game that extended into over-time, the Free State girls basketball team managed to hold off Washburn Rural, 56-53.
Let the March Madness begin!
March 8, 2007
The KU men’s basketball team begins its march to a Big 12 Tournament Championship today against Oklahoma.
Lawrence gaining popularity as a visitor destination
March 8, 2007
The city attracted nearly 800,000 day and overnight visitors last year, according to the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau - that’s up 5.4 % from a year earlier.
Family’s holiday cheer awaits leave from Iraq
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
Even though there will be no snow or sleigh bells ringing in Lawrence, one soldier plans to celebrate Christmas on Saturday anyway. And it will be extra special because he will get to witness his 1-year-old son Calvin’s first Christmas.
Nebraska sets new low
OSU tops NU, 54-39
March 8, 2007
Mario Boggan scored 11 points to lead a balanced scoring attack as Oklahoma State beat Nebraska 54-39 in opening-round action of the Big 12 Conference Tournament Thursday night. Boggan was the only Cowboys player to score in double figures. Teammates JamesOn Curry and Marcus Dove finished with nine points each and Byron Eaton and David Monds had eight and seven, respectively.
Spring is almost here, but the Christmas spirit is in the air for one Lawrence soldier
March 8, 2007
On Saturday, Stewart and Sarah Albert will gather around the Christmas tree and open presents with their 13-month-old son, Calvin. Stewart is a helicopter pilot for the Missouri National Guard who missed holidays while serving in Iraq.
New Haskell University president named
March 8, 2007
Linda Sue Warner, of the Tennessee Board of Regents, is Haskell Indian Nations University’s next president. Thomas M. Dowd, director of the Bureau of Indian Education in Washington, D.C., made the selection.
KU to face Oklahoma Friday in Big 12 quarterfinals
March 8, 2007
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Oklahoma held off a late Iowa State run to win its Big 12 Tournament opener Thursday morning, 68-63. The Sooners (16-14 overall, 6-10 Big 12) might have locked up a berth in the NIT with the win, and will look to solidify their case further when they take on top-seeded Kansas Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the Ford Center.
Final: Free State defeats Washburn Rural, 56-53 (OT)
First round of Class 6A state playoffs
04:44 p.m., March 8, 2007 Updated 08:46 p.m.
Free State (16-6) defeated Washburn Rural (16-6), 56-53, in overtime Thursday afternoon from White Auditorium in Emporia.
Lawrence becomes more popular for visitors
March 8, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the city is gaining popularity as a visitor destination, and details of a doctor leaving KU Med Center.
KU leaves for Big 12 tournament
Jayhawks top seed in postseason tourney
March 8, 2007
The team bus left from Allen Fieldhouse about 1:30 for Topeka’s Forbes Field. At Forbes, the team will board a plan for their flight to Oklahoma City and a first-round match-up with the Oklahoma Sooners. Kansas squeaked by the Sooners in Norman, Okla., when they met earlier this season.
Going to the tournaments? Send us your videos and photos!
March 8, 2007
If you’re a budding videographer or photographer following the Jayhawks in the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments, we want to see your shots.
Lawrence Datebook
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
March 8, 2007
Ethnic studies professor lecture on discrimination
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
Nandita Sharma, professor of ethnic studies and sociology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will present a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Hall Center for the Humanities Conference Hall at Kansas University.
Our town sports
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C8
Warm up your body before tackling garden
March 8, 2007 in print edition on D2
With warming weather and brighter days, gardeners already are starting those early-season cleaning tasks - raking leaves, cleaning flower beds, moving stones and flower pots, and cleaning out the garden shed or garage.
Unpaid bills put strain on hospitals
Patients increasingly unable to pay for care
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
Another year means another increase in money that local hospitals lose in providing health care to people who are unable to pay their bills.
Downtown ‘Future Man’ sculpture vandalized
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
“Future Man” is a thing of the past for downtown Lawrence.
Gingrich says it’s too soon for ‘08 decision
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
Newt Gingrich wanted to talk about almost everything the other day - from the printing of the first Gutenberg Bible to the need to change “a bloated self-indulgent system” of higher education.
Bush loyalty is Cheney’s guiding force
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
Is the vice president losing his influence, or perhaps his mind? That question, even if it is phrased more delicately, is creeping through foreign ministries and presidential offices abroad and has become a factor in the Bush administration’s relations with the world.
English bill runs hot, cold during hearings
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Supporters of declaring English the official language of Kansas said Wednesday that it would help immigrants succeed, but opponents said the legislation was an insult.
Lawmakers critical of hospital affiliation
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
Several lawmakers Wednesday expressed dismay with Kansas University’s proposal to affiliate with Missouri-based St. Luke’s Hospital.
Sosa homers again for Texas
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C8
Sammy Sosa is finding a groove in his comeback with the Texas Rangers.
Horoscopes
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, March 8
Fraud charges filed against 5 in 2005 Fort Scott blaze
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B8
Attorney General Paul Morrison announced fraud charges Wednesday against five people accused of fraudulently trying to obtain grant or insurance money for a fire that destroyed a large portion of historic downtown Fort Scott two years ago.
Americans with possible poisoning back in U.S.
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two American women who were hospitalized in Moscow for suspected thallium poisoning flew home to the United States on Wednesday, as colleagues and relatives tried to understand how the two were exposed to the potentially fatal chemical.
Official: Handlers brought guns on flight
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
Two airline baggage handlers used their employee uniforms and identification cards to enter restricted areas, bypass screeners and carry a duffel bag loaded with guns and drugs into a plane’s passenger cabin, according to court documents released Wednesday.
Bright lights, big changes
Vegas native Kurt Busch says renovations ‘all about speed’
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C6
When Kurt Busch was growing up, Las Vegas just seemed like home.
Packer begins March madness early
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
When Billy Packer absolved Gerald Henderson of any wrongdoing Sunday, after the Duke guard clobbered North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough on the beak, the veteran CBS analyst was once again making an unconscious decision in a conscious state of mind.
TNT to test new format to limit breaks in telecast
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C6
It’s hard to tell what long-term impact the TNT broadcast of the Pepsi 400 from Daytona in July will have. But it’ll be different, and it’ll be interesting to see how it goes over.
Man who weighed 1,235 pounds leaves house
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
A man who once weighed well over a half ton left his house for the first time in five years Wednesday - wheeled outside on his bed to greet neighbors and see a mariachi band.
Dole, Shalala meet with Bush about medical care for veterans
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
Bob Dole and Donna Shalala emerged from the White House Wednesday morning with a “mandate” to quickly find solutions to the problems with medical care for wounded soldiers.
Corps: Reservoirs too low for spring upstream rise on Missouri River
March 8, 2007
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not release extra water from upstream reservoirs this spring to boost flows on the Missouri River, the agency announced Wednesday.
Tax refund can ease debt, boost savings
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is what to do with a windfall. This time of year that question often is prompted by taxpayers getting a refund.
Men linked to Islamic charity accused of illegally sending money to Iraq
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
Four associates of a Missouri-based Islamic charity and a fifth man in the Middle East were indicted on charges that they illegally sent money to Iraq, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Wednesday.
NASA terminates astronaut
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Astronaut Lisa Nowak was fired from NASA on Wednesday, a month after she was charged with trying to kidnap a woman she regarded as her romantic rival for the affections of a space shuttle pilot.
Judge clears Chinese couple to visit daughter
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Chinese couple who recently won custody of the daughter they put in temporary foster care eight years ago can start supervised visits with her next week, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Super foods’ keep mind, body in shape
March 8, 2007 in print edition on D1
If you long to plant an edible garden this spring, it’s time to plan what delectable treats to grow. A garden represents an opportunity to change our eating habits, too - to eliminate trans fats, salt intake, refined carbohydrates and more.
Man surrenders in bus stop abduction of teen
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Mexican national surrendered at the U.S. border Wednesday on allegations of abducting a 13-year-old from a Florida bus stop last month and leaving him tied up in the woods before the boy escaped, officials said.
Lottery winner plans on fishing
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
A Georgia truck driver stepped forward Wednesday to claim half of a $390 million jackpot, the richest lottery prize in U.S. history.
Presidential candidate gets medical treatment
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
The front-runner in Nigeria’s upcoming presidential election underwent medical treatment in Germany on Wednesday, saying he had experienced breathlessness, his spokesman and the British Broadcasting Corp. said.
Search for missing kayaker called off
March 8, 2007
An Edwardsville man is presumed to have drowned Tuesday on the Kansas River after a kayaking accident.
Commodities
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
Hagel to announce political plans Monday
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., plans to make his long-awaited announcement about his political future at his alma mater Monday.
Suicide attacker kills 30 near Baghdad
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
A suicide attacker blew himself up in a cafe northeast of the capital Wednesday, killing 30 people as a wave of violence left 90 Iraqis dead throughout the country.
Two men arrested in Harvard Road robbery
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Two people are now in custody for an aggravated robbery that occurred early Tuesday in the 3900 block of Harvard Road.
Sex offender guilty in 9-year-old’s death
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two years after 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford was snatched from her bed, raped, buried in trash bags and left to die, a Miami-Dade County jury on Wednesday found John Evander Couey guilty of the crime.
Floods kill dozens, spark dengue fever outbreak
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
Recent heavy rains in South America have killed dozens of people, wiped out thousands of homes and triggered outbreaks of dengue fever in several countries.
Kansans on No-Call List much re-register
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansans who registered for the No-Call List when the list was enacted five years ago must re-register. The original registration is valid for only five years and those made soon after the registry was created will expire soon.
Library lessons
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Bill Mitchell’s picture of Kansas University’s librarian par excellence, Eleanor Symons, supplementing her Journal-World Galluzzi Award article (Feb. 23) brings rich memories to mind.
Paris finishes UT; ISU wins thriller
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C5
Oklahoma had trouble against Texas’ defense getting the ball inside to All-America center Courtney Paris. Once she did get involved, it was the Longhorns who started to struggle.
Contreras struggles; Royals win
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C8
Jose Contreras felt great, even if he didn’t entirely show it.
Suit accuses Walgreen Co. of bias against blacks
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
The federal government Wednesday sued Walgreen Co., alleging widespread racial bias against thousands of black workers throughout the nation’s largest drugstore chain.
Libby found guilty in CIA leak case
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
The CIA leak case verdict: I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby is guilty of obstruction, perjury and lying to the FBI.
Middle batters blast Baker
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
After eight innings of aggressive play by the Kansas University baseball squad at Hoglund Ballpark, Baker University finally said mercy.
Commander: Taliban has fighters to battle NATO
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
A top Taliban commander said Wednesday the group has 4,000 fighters bracing to rebuff NATO’s largest-ever offensive in southern Afghanistan, now in its second day.
Warm welcome
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: As part of making many changes in my life over the last year, I decided to move to Lawrence from the Kansas City area. I definitely made the right decision.
KU center offers ‘The Right Start’
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
Kansas University’s Small Business Development Center will present “The Right Start,” a seminar for startups, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the center, 734 Vt., suite 104.
Coach comment
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Several years ago during the basketball coach shuffle, Bill Self came to Kansas University and Bruce Weber replaced him at the University of Illinois.
Carpet cleaner attends meeting
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
Mike Brummett, Lawrence, recently attended a Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians’ board of directors meeting at the Carpet & Rug Institute in Dalton, Ga.
Ex-Haskell coach Dietz among Hall nominees
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Former Haskell Institute coach William “Lone Star” Dietz, the namesake of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, was among 83 candidates on the 2007 football bowl subdivision ballot for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Troop support
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Supporting the troops means protecting them from being sent into the middle of a civil war inadequately equipped and underprepared.
Authorities: Suicides at schools in two states
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A3
A teenager shot his former girlfriend four times outside her high school, then killed himself in one of two fatal U.S. school shootings Wednesday, authorities said.
New pharmacy on the way
Former Furr’s building destroyed; CVS store is planned
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A8
Talk about a cafeteria plan. CVS Pharmacy, a chain of 6,200 stores in 43 states, is poised to open its first Lawrence store at the site of a former Furr’s Cafeteria, at the southeastern corner of 23rd and Iowa streets.
Union Pacific worker recovering in Shawnee
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
A Lawrence High School graduate who lost his right leg last week in a train accident now is recovering at home.
Ex-Jayhawk Burnett resigns
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
Cheryl Burnett, unable to repeat her previous success, is no longer the women’s basketball coach at Michigan University.
Boyfriend gets six years in swallowed cell phone case
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
A man convicted of second-degree domestic assault for shoving a cell phone down his girlfriend’s throat was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison.
Court orders access to YouTube blocked
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
A court ordered access to YouTube’s Web site blocked Wednesday after a prosecutor recommended the ban because of videos allegedly insulting the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Not a merger
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Most of us are not experts in the business of running hospitals or medical centers. However, we know the difference between a “merger” and an “affiliation.”
Private prison measure criticized
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
State prison and religious leaders Wednesday testified against a proposal that would allow a private prison in the state.
Baylor finishes off Jayhawks
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
So Bonnie Henrickson was a little grumpy. After two back-to-back late nights on the basketball court, the Kansas University women’s coach had a team on the wrong side of the scoreboard and a foul on sophomore Ivana Catic she felt was ridiculous.
Tovar officially joins KU coaching staff
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
As expected, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino announced Wednesday that Steve Tovar had joined his staff as linebackers coach.
Keegan: Ballard Firebirds’ key cog
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
Watch Chuck Law watch his big man. Watch Law look for signs it’s time for a rest.
OKC rolls out red (and blue) carpet
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
Color Jim Cowan crimson and blue.
Simien working out, eyes summer return
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C4
Wayne Simien, still on his way back from a recurrence of a salmonella infection, is working out with the Miami Heat again, and the team is “taking a cautious approach” and is hopeful he can return to action by this summer, according to team spokesman Tim Donovan.
On the record
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
Bill would require photo identification to sell metal
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
Legislators are responding to an increase in scrap metal thefts by proposing a bill that would require dealers to record a seller’s name and address from government-issued photo identification.
Museum plan nixed
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
McPherson County commissioners said they have no interest in selling the Old Mill Museum to a private developer who sought to create a living history museum.
Race coverage
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I would hope that there are more than a few Lawrence voters who are paying attention to the publicity being generated during the current campaign for City Commission.
KU’s Self always showed promise
High school coach hardly surprised at KU coach’s success
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
The huddle 26 years ago, consisting of a gaggle of teenagers and a wet-behind-the-ears head coach, would have made anyone a believer.
Maine residents most eager for extra hour of sunlight
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A1
As the easternmost point in the United States, Lubec gets some of the earliest sunrises in America. But it also gets some of the most depressingly early sunsets, with the sun slipping below the horizon before 4 p.m. for weeks on end in early winter.
Wichita, Fort Scott honoring legendary photographer Parks
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
Wichita and Fort Scott are working to honor Gordon Parks, the legendary writer, photographer and filmmaker who once attributed his creativity to his childhood growing up in extreme poverty and segregation in Kansas.
Developer proposing wind farm in Ellis County
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
A developer has applied for a conditional-use permit to build a large wind farm in Ellis County, clearing the way for a public hearing on the project later this month.
Hunter suspended for positive test
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C4
Detroit Pistons guard Lindsey Hunter was suspended 10 games without pay by the NBA on Wednesday after testing positive for phentermine, a banned substance primarily used for weight loss.
Tonganoxie girls make second trip to state in three years
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C3
From the windows of cars in the Tonganoxie High parking lot covered with “State Bound” and “Bring It Home” to pep rallies and send-offs, the city of Tonganoxie officially is in Lady Chieftains hysteria as the high school girls basketball team makes its second trip in three years to the Class 4A state tournament at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.
Bryant suspended for striking player
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kobe Bryant was suspended one game by the NBA on Wednesday for striking a player in the face, his second penalty for that action in a little more than a month.
Shifting justifications
Supporters of a Kansas University-St. Luke’s hospital affiliation keep changing their minds about why such an agreement is so vital.
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B6
It is interesting to note how often those fighting to give away the Kansas University medical school brand to Kansas City’s St. Luke’s Hospital and possibly weaken the expanding and growing KU Hospital change their stories on why the new affiliation is so important.
Durant Big 12’s top player
MU’s Hannah named newcomer of year
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
The comparison was inevitable. When Texas freshman Kevin Durant was scorching Big 12 opponents for 30 points game after game, it wasn’t long before some wondered if the kid could pull off what Carmelo Anthony did and carry his team all the way to a national championship.
Park City destroys BTK house
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B4
With little fanfare, this Wichita suburb demolished the house once owned by BTK serial killer Dennis Rader early Wednesday, as a police officer stood by to guard against people hoping to take off with pieces of the debris.
Bill may require fetal disposition standards
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B2
When Dawn Lewis of Gardner asked hospital officials what happened to the remains of her “little one” after a miscarriage, she was told “you don’t want to know.”
More than 100 survive after jet crash-lands, bursts into flames
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A6
Survivors of the fiery crash-landing of a Boeing 737-400 Wednesday said the plane appeared to be going too fast and shook violently before it touched down, lurched off the runway and exploded in flames, killing at least 21 people.
Legion’s pancake feed raises $6,800
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
The American Legion’s annual pancake feed, which took place Saturday, raised about $6,800, said Ron Goodwin, who helped organize the event.
Man found guilty in 1996 killing of teacher
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A5
A jury found a man guilty Wednesday in the 1996 carjacking and killing of a special education teacher who secretly tape-recorded the conversation that took place during the crime.
Big 12 loss could drop Jayhawks’ NCAA seed
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C5
Winning the Big 12 tournament, Bill Self says, would “probably guarantee” his Kansas University basketball team a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
People in the news
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ State Department to Kazakhstan: Be nice to Borat ¢ Lance Bass memoir to be published later this year ¢ O’Donnell began depression treatment after shootings ¢ Producer Timbaland wants to help Britney Spears come back
Last Stand’ a look at history
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C2
Movie promotion and ancient history collide on “Last Stand of the 300” (8 p.m., History), a glance back at the battle of Thermopylae between 300 Spartans and a vast Persian army.
Idol’ fuss: Questions surround photos
2003 singer kicked off for similar wrongdoings as current contestant
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A2
Frenchie Davis, dumped by “American Idol” in 2003 for lingerie shots posted on a Web site, moved on to Broadway success and thought she had buried a humiliating chapter of her young life.
Pump patrol
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
The doctors are in to polish resumes
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University students and alumni needing help with a resume can drop by the Kansas Union next week and visit the “Resume Doctors” from the University Career Center.
Synchronized swim meet on tap at Free State
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C8
Lawrence residents can take in a burgeoning sport when synchronized swimming comes to the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center for the first time.
Lecompton, resident square off over ‘junk’
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
A long-standing disagreement between the city of Lecompton and a property owner about his yard was kick-started Wednesday.
Candidates share ideas on neighborhood design
March 8, 2007 in print edition on B1
The six candidates for the Lawrence City Commission are coming up with different ideas on just how “old style” the city’s future development should become.
Downtown trees need extra care
March 8, 2007 in print edition on D1
Things are about to perk up for the trees that line Massachusetts Street.
Finding their forte
Youth symphony instrumental for blossoming musicians
March 8, 2007 in print edition on D1
It’s all about the doughnuts. Why else would a bunch of teenagers get up in time for an optional 8:30 a.m. orchestra rehearsal on a Saturday?
KU BRIEFS
March 8, 2007 in print edition on A7
Without hesitation, Mike Davis assures people that his Kansas Jayhawks won’t just be playing in the Big 12 Conference championship game Sunday afternoon in Oklahoma City.
Firebird girls bring ‘different attitude’
With experience in tow, quintet of seniors looks to overcome ‘06 letdown
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
When last year’s Free State High girls basketball players entered 5,000-seat White Auditorium, the magnitude of the Class 6A state tournament intimidated them.
A Free State first
FSHS stuns top-seeded SM West at 6A state
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C1
Christian Ballard didn’t score a single point in the first quarter of Wednesday’s Class 6A state basketball tournament game against Shawnee Mission West.
Marquette stops St. John’s in Big East opener
March 8, 2007 in print edition on C4
Marquette needed to huddle up and quickly analyze the situation. Its big lead was gone and St. John’s was scoring at will.