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Jayhawks mount comeback, claim tourney championship
March 11, 2007
30 wins, a Big 12 regular season title and a conference tournament championship - what does that get you? A No. 1 seed, more specifically the last one left.
Weekend filled with St. Patrick’s Day festivities
March 11, 2007
The St. Patrick’s Day crown was passed down tonight after racers laced up their sneakers for the 18th annual Shamrock Shuffle yesterday.
Police searching for man suspected of armed robbery
March 11, 2007
Police look for a young man today who they say robbed a convenient store at gunpoint.
Mid-life brings opportunity for change for women
March 11, 2007
For many women entering mid-life, means an opportunity for change, especially in the work force.
Citizen journalist academy set to start second year
March 11, 2007
Grab a notebook and a camera, here’s your chance to get a journalist.
Route to school dangerous for Tongie students
March 11, 2007
Tonganoxie middle schoolers will one day remind their grandchildren about the times they walked uphill, two and a half miles, down a busy street, with no sidewalks to get to school. Since the new school opened this January, students have been forced to tromp across front yards and through the street en route to class.
Bridge work to add-on travel time for commuters
March 11, 2007
Commuters heading to or from Perry and Lecompton will have to allow an extra 30 minutes for their trip.
Humphreys leads ‘Hawks to tourney championship
March 11, 2007
The defending Big 12 Tournament softball champions took the field today in the finals of the Jayhawk Invite.
KU lands last No. 1 seed in NCAA tourney
March 11, 2007
Say what you will about the holiday season or a nice summer vacation, but to a hoops-crazed town like Lawrence, this truly is the best time of year.
Free State teams nab third-place trophies
March 11, 2007
On the prep scene yesterday, both the Free State boys and girls basketball took home third place at the state tournament.
Jayhawk fans enjoying March’s true “madness”
March 11, 2007
It was an afternoon of thrills for KU fans and while things were tense during today’s Big 12 Championship final, the Jayhawk faithful have cause to celebrate and look forward to the real beginning of the real madness.
Extra Minutes: Kansas 88, Texas 84 (OT)
March 11, 2007
Tying up loose ends from the most exciting yet in KU’s 34-game schedule, which clinched the Big 12 Tournament championship and catapulted the Jayhawks into a one-seed in the West regional of the NCAA Tournament. KU’s balanced attack and toughness overcame Texas’ individual offensive punch for the second time in eight days.
NCAA tickets available; team returns tonight
March 11, 2007
Students and faculty interested in purchasing tickets to Kansas University’s first and second round games in the NCAA Tournament can go online to right now to get their tickets.
Robinson, Jackson come up big as KU escapes in OT
March 11, 2007
OKLAHOMA CITY - Jackson hit both free throws, and Texas was left to scramble, but A.J. Abrams hit a three with :08.3 left, keeping htem with a faint pulse. After a Texas timeout, Russell Robinson was fouled with :05.3 left on the clock and KU up by two. Robinson swished both, all but sealing it for KU. Kevin Durant’s last three was off, as he went scoreless in overtime. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 37 points, which goes down as a Big 12 Tournament single-game record. A.J. Abrams added 16 for Texas. KU, though, showed its typical balance. Sherron Collins led the way with 20 points, Brandon Rush and Julian Wright each scored 19, while Mario Chalmers had 17.
KSU’s Huggins: Crunch this
Coach says ‘Cats deserve to be in NCAA field
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C7
For reasons only computer geeks understand, Kansas State coach Bob Huggins and his players who have grown up so much in their first year playing for him must sweat out the Selection Sunday television show.
Tittrington: Firebirds big fans of bronze
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C3
The list of people who have no use for consolation games at the Kansas State High School Activities Association state basketball tournaments is a long one, full of administrators, coaches, players, fans and journalists who see no point in two teams battling for third place 18 hours after watching their dreams of winning a state championship come to a screeching halt.
Smaller conferences deserve more NCAA bids
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C12
In the Sagarin Ratings Index of all-time great American debates, there is Lincoln-Douglas, Kennedy-Nixon and Big Ten-Big East. As in, should the sixth-place team in the Big Ten get in over the sixth-place team in the Big East?
Lawrence school board agenda
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
The board will decide whether Schwegler and Sunflower schools will become “neighborhood” English as a Second Language sites and whether the faculty at those schools will begin ESL studies during the 2007-2008 school year. The board also will consider a policy designating some schools as neighborhood ESL schools.
On the record
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
Cartoonist sues creator of SpongeBob
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
Cartoonist Troy Walker created a comic strip in 1991 about a sponge with a personality. Bob Spongee had eyes, legs and arms. He lived on Apple Street with his wife, Linda, and their daughter, Bubbles.
People in the news
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ James Brown’s body placed in crypt at daughter’s home ¢ Rehabilitation center sues Courtney Love for unpaid bill ¢ Samuel L. Jackson touts education at Head Start
Candidates rushing to raise jaw-dropping amounts of cash
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to make people gasp. So do John Edwards, Barack Obama, Rudolph Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney.
A year later, microburst’s sudden fury still evident
March 12 storm caused $8M damage in Lawrence
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
March 12, 2006, was a memorable day. The Kansas University men’s basketball team was crowned Big 12 Tournament champions with an 80-68 win over Texas. However, some Lawrence residents couldn’t watch the game on television because they had no electricity.
Bush uses every trick to balance budget
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
Experience has taught us that the Bush administration’s budget cannot be judged by its cover - or by the cover letter the president puts at the start of each year’s volume.
Democrats find many icons, GOP still looking
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B7
One of the ways to gain insight into politics is to track the creation or exploitation of icons. In this respect, politics is a bit like religion, for there is real power in making new imagery or motivating others through old imagery.
Engagement party tips
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D8
The first thing you want to do is make sure your party doesn’t have a complicated theme or a wild atmosphere. You’re not tossing an acid house bash for all your friends.
Dr. Alan Gregory returns in another page-turning thriller
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D3
Dr. Alan Gregory’s life is a mess, but things are about to get a lot worse.
Honor bound
Young musicians land spots in prestigious recital
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D1
It’s 4 p.m. on a Monday, and Stephanie Jian is where she usually is during the late afternoons: on a piano bench.
K.C. eager for tourney’s return
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A12
The Big 12 Conference won’t be bringing its postseason basketball tournaments back to Oklahoma City if Brenda Tinnen has anything to say about it. Tinnen is general manager of the new Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., and will be overseeing the 18,500-seat arena that will be home for next year’s men’s tournament. The women’s tournament will be played in nearby Municipal Auditorium.
Car bomb rekindles violence during peace conference
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A9
A suicide car bomber killed 20 people Saturday in Baghdad’s notorious Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City, showering shrapnel over a joint U.S.-Iraqi military outpost in an ominous sign of violence returning to Iraq’s capital after a brief lull.
Colorado teens held after mother found dead in trunk of car
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A5
For nearly a month after she was stabbed to death, Linda Damm’s body lay in the trunk of her car inside her garage while her 15-year-old daughter and friends used her debit card to “do teenage stuff,” police say.
Report warns of drought, starvation, disease
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A4
The harmful effects of global warming on daily life already are showing up, and within a couple of decades hundreds of millions of people won’t have enough water, top scientists will say next month at a meeting in Belgium.
Men with information on dorm thefts sought
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B3
Lawrence Police are asking the public’s help in identifying two men officers say may have information concerning thefts from rooms at Naismith Hall, 1800 Naismith Drive.
FSHS boys swipe third
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
After Saturday’s Class 6A third-place game, you’d think Washburn Rural players would want to rewrite the basketball rule book to include The Nick Devin Law: All players are granted a rearview mirror, which makes known the whereabouts of the Free State senior guard on the court.
Longhorns eager for rematch
Texas holds off OSU, 69-64, sets up championship-game showdown with Jayhawks
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
Rarely do second chances surface with such strikingly similar circumstances. But Texas will get a chance for redemption against Kansas University today for the Big 12 tournament championship - just eight days after KU wrecked the Longhorns’ chance at a share of the regular-season title.
Fans plot bracket revenge
Jayhawk faithful await NCAA route
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
Sure, Kansas fans want their Jayhawks today to win the Big 12 Tournament title, land a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and be ticketed to play in the Midwest Regional with a first-round game Friday in Chicago. Consensus stuff. But start inquiring about who folks want in KU’s bracket and - well, let’s just say KU fans have a taste for revenge.
Survey shows violence against intimate partners down sharply
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A5
Criminal violence against intimate partners fell by nearly two-thirds in recent years and has reached a record low, according to preliminary government figures.
Milestones piling up quickly for Mavericks
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C10
Jason Terry likes being king of the mountain, numero uno, the guy everyone else is trying to catch. He’s talking, of course, about being the best pool player on the Dallas Mavericks, and that gaudy championship belt hanging in his locker.
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, March 11, 2007:
Commentary: Sosa couldn’t stay away for long
Former slugger might make Rangers officials look pretty good this year
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C9
Sammy Sosa didn’t come out of hiding and amble into baseball for the money. He’s got plenty.
Free State girls clip Vikes for third
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
One of Kelsey Harrison’s top assignments on offense was to clear the lane so teammates Lauren Kimball and Jenna Brantley could drive toward the basket. With 3:15 remaining in the fourth quarter Saturday, the Free State High girls basketball team was fortunate the paint wasn’t open.
Lawrence Datebook
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
EMS chief stays positive after injuries
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
It has been a year of setbacks for Ted McFarlane, former deputy chief of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, whose lower legs were crushed in an accident March 12, 2006.
Market plunge a reminder of investing’s risk
March 11, 2007 in print edition on E1
By the time the trading ended March 2, the frightening stock market plunge earlier that week seemed like stale news. While the loss hadn’t been made up, the market’s meandering was a lot better than the string of plunges many investors had feared.
Letters to the editor: from Liz Callaway’s fourth-grade class
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B7
Editor’s note: As part of their lesson on writing persuasive text, students in a writing class taught by Bonni Higginbotham at Sunflower School wrote letters on some important community topics. This is a selection of their opinions. All are members of Liz Callaway’s fourth-grade class.
KU announces upcoming arts speakers
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D5
There are three Hallmark Symposium lectures remaining for spring 2007, with some changes to the schedule due to speaker cancellations. The following events are planned:
Think bigger
State tourism officials should think more creatively about attracting visitors to the beautiful Flint Hills area.
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
Kansas is beautiful in spring. All of us who have been here for some time know that, but soon the world will get a chance to see it too.
Wright eyes Chicago trip
KU could be headed to soph’s hometown
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C6
Julian Wright has heard the whispers on where Kansas University’s basketball team likely is headed next week.
Feud between KUMC, hospital persists
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
Partners for 100 years, the Kansas University Medical Center and KU Hospital appear to be going their separate ways. And the split isn’t pretty.
Keegan: KU-UT could be a classic
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
Today’s Big 12 tournament title game presents everyone with a rare opportunity to kick back, relatively stress free, and watch a basketball game between teams featuring a ton of talented athletes playing the best basketball of their lives.
Organizers: Shamrock Shuffle celebrates biggest year
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
About 500 runners and walkers laced up their sneakers Saturday for the 18th annual Shamrock Shuffle, a fundraising run for the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. It was the biggest year yet, organizers said.
Most eligible bachelor planning wedding, with no bride yet
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A11
Time is running out on the single - and certainly swinging - days of the man known as Russia’s most eligible bachelor. Mikhail Prokhorov, the tall, feverish spender who amassed a worth of $13.5 billion running the world’s largest nickel producer, is getting hitched May 3.
Police seek aggravated robbery suspect
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B3
Lawrence Police are searching for a young man connected to an aggravated robbery that occurred about 2 p.m. Saturday at a Conoco convenience store at 23rd and Haskell streets.
Venezuela’s Chavez visits flood-stricken Bolivia
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez visited flood-ravaged Bolivia on Saturday to show off the fact that his country has pledged 10 times more aid than the Bush administration. But local leaders gave him a cool reception, accusing him of meddling in Bolivian politics.
Armed robbery involved ex-Army Rangers
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two former Army Rangers who were based at Fort Lewis, Wash., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on Friday for their roles in an armed bank robbery in August.
Fastest business jet in demand again
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
After years of steady declines, demand for Cessna Aircraft Co.’s largest and fastest business jet is on the rise again.
Similar wrecks reported at site of fatal bus crash
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A4
Catherine Hartman is familiar with the concrete barrier where a bus carrying a baseball team from a small Ohio college crashed last week. Five years ago, she and her husband were in an accident at the same spot after she mistook the exit ramp for a commuter lane.
Book about ‘hooking up’ draws criticism
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
During a class discussion on adolescence, a high school teacher recently asked her students whether they go on dates. We don’t “date,” the 12th graders reported. We “hook up.”
Congressman: Democrats will take care of veterans’ health care problems
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
An Arizona congressman said Saturday that mold-covered walls, rodent infestations and other problems uncovered recently at Walter Reed Army Medical Center reveal “a catastrophic failure of leadership” by the Bush administration.
McCain: GOP spending to blame for election loss
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
Republicans spent their way into losing control of Congress, presidential candidate John McCain says.
Authorities: Suspect cut off bracelet, went on TV
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
An accused child molester cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet, then took a limousine to Chicago to appear on “The Jerry Springer Show,” authorities said.
7-year-old girl dies, becomes 10th Bronx fire fatality
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
A 7-year-old girl lost her two-day battle for life, becoming the 10th victim of a devastating Bronx fire that also killed all her siblings and her mother.
Judge rejects ethanol plant lawsuit in Ford County
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
A judge on Friday rejected a lawsuit that accused Ford County officials of not following protocol in granting developers permits to build a proposed ethanol plant.
Woman released after driving through wall
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B3
A Lawrence woman was released from the hospital Saturday, a day after driving a car through a brick wall, a Kansas University Medical Center nursing supervisor said.
Location, location
Wilson picks perfect spot to deliver game-winner
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C4
No one on Kansas University’s softball team was hungrier for a hit than Betsy Wilson. Wilson went into this weekend’s Jayhawk Invitational with a tepid .100 batting average, but her 10th-inning RBI single gave KU a 3-2 win over North Dakota State Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Citizen Journalism Academy seeks candidates for second class
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
Ever consider being a journalist? Well, here’s your opportunity.
Durant looms for Jayhawks
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
Brandon Rush can think of better things to do on a lazy Sunday than chase Kevin Durant around Ford Center.
Iraqi prime minister pleads for end to country’s violence
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
In their first direct talks since the Iraq war began, U.S. and Iranian envoys traded harsh words and blamed each other for the country’s crisis Saturday at a one-day international conference that some hoped would help end their 27-year diplomatic freeze.
Nations to sign security pact
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
Australian Prime Minister John Howard and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will sign a joint security declaration when Howard visits Japan today, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said Friday in an interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun.
Poll: Honesty most important for president
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
For all the policy blueprints churned out by presidential campaigns, there is this indisputable fact: People care less about issues than they do about a candidate’s character.
Woman’s stolen pot tale leaves police smiling
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A11
A middle-aged New Zealand woman rang police to report a theft of cannabis plants she had been growing at her North Island home, local media reported.
Red Cross: 105,000 displaced after fighting
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
The number of refugees in eastern Sri Lanka went past 100,000 after heavy fighting in rebel-held parts of the island has forced 15,000 civilians to flee their homes in the past two days, the Red Cross said Saturday.
Sultanova, Wissel shine at Indoors
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kansas University junior Kate Sultanova placed third in the women’s pole vault Saturday at the 2007 NCAA Indoor National Championships at the Randal Tyson Track and Field Center.
Bush seeks 4,000 more troops for wars
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
President Bush asked Congress on Saturday for $3.2 billion to pay for at least 4,000 extra combat support troops and military police forces that commanders told the president they need in Iraq.
Farmers, businesses plan fight against FSA office closings
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
Area merchants and farmers say they will fight plans to shutter Morton County’s Farm Service Agency office.
K.C.’s Gordon hurting
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C9
Kansas City Royals third baseman Alex Gordon, a touted prospect the team hopes to build around, will be sidelined for a few games because of a sore shoulder.
Oden sets rebounding record; OSU advances
No. 1 Buckeyes square off with No. 3 Badgers today
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C8
Greg Oden spread out his arms and let out a primal scream. It was time to celebrate. His highlight-reel dunk pretty much punctuated another victory for Ohio State and sent the Buckeyes to the finals of the Big Ten tournament.
Rush - not Paris - lifts OU
Forward steps up when star center goes cold
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C8
Leah Rush can emerge from Courtney Paris’ shadow when she has to - especially in tournament time.
Man saves dog with mouth-to-snout revival
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
Lucy was drowning. The 10-month-old English bulldog had been drawn into the lake by resident ducks and Canada geese, and the icy water was paralyzing her.
Officials: Aid reached the wrong people
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
Indonesian officials acknowledged Saturday that relief aid meant for those left homeless by a deadly earthquake was mistakenly distributed to people who did not need it.
Bin Laden followers mark 50th birthday with postings
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A11
Followers of Osama bin Laden flooded Islamic Web sites with pledges of allegiance, videos and pictures Saturday to mark the al-Qaida leader’s 50th birthday, reflecting his importance as a militant symbol even though he has not shown his face for years.
Mid-majors optimistic
Will last season’s success influence committee?
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C12
Missouri State coach Barry Hinson vividly recalls that Sunday night last March. So certain his team would make the NCAA Tournament, Hinson invited a CBS crew to capture the celebration live.
Jayhawks finally enjoy some fun in the sun
KU tennis team in good spirits following victory against Nebraska in outdoors debut
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C4
After sophomore Edina Horvath scored the final point of her match to seal Kansas University’s 5-2 defeat of Nebraska University at Robinson Courts, the rest of the girls tennis team enveloped her in celebration.
Kings will allow Artest to return
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C10
Five days after his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, Ron Artest said he’d stumbled as a father and husband - and the Sacramento Kings announced they would let the volatile player return to the team.
Bush claims trade progress with Uruguay
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
President Bush claimed progress on trade with Uruguay’s president Saturday, courting another leftist leader on his Latin American tour. “We care about the human condition,” Bush said, trying to co-opt the populism of one influential leftist rival he won’t meet: Venezuela’s firebrand, Hugo Chavez.
Army Band to play at Liberty Hall
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Army 1st Infantry Division Band is on the road again for a spring tour after spending 10 years in Germany.
Alvamar Inc. makes management changes
March 11, 2007 in print edition on E1
Alvamar Inc. announces several changes to the team managing its golf courses and country club in western Lawrence.
Kansas basketball notebook
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C7
Darrell Arthur, who had been slowed by a lung virus this week, had eight points off 4-of-5 shooting in 17 minutes.
Tigers angry after Ordonez hit by Beckett
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C9
The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers nearly came to blows after Josh Beckett hit Magglio Ordonez in the side of the head with a breaking ball.
Oread Books announces display by alumnus
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D4
Richard Fanolio, master artist and former director of graphics at Hallmark Cards, is displaying 12 pieces of his latest art show, “Geometric Landscapes,” at Oread Books in the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. The pieces will be on display through the end of March.
Royals rough up Cubs’ Prior
Chicago hurler’s spring ERA rises to 18.90
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C9
Mark Prior’s second appearance of the spring was just about as bad as the first. The Chicago Cubs’ All-Star rookie of 2003 may be in danger of not making the rotation at all.
Newborn kidnapped from Texas hospital
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
A woman posing as a medical worker kidnapped a 3-day-old girl from a hospital early Saturday, police said.
Flight fever captured in generation of collectibles
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D5
Man has always wanted to fly. Long before airplanes, hot-air balloons were traveling in the air between countries. The first successful flight - in France in 1783 - lasted 15 minutes.
Lecompton bridge to close early Monday
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas River bridge at Lecompton will close for repairs early Monday.
Allies’ military cuts put U.S. on the spot
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
Tony Blair’s decision to withdraw 1,600 troops from Iraq is understandable. The prime minister had to make a difficult decision about where to allocate Britain’s scarce resources, and he decided, reasonably enough, that the top priority was to send reinforcements to Afghanistan, where 5,500 British troops are struggling to hold back a Taliban onslaught.
Tonganoxie girls finish in familiar spot
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C3
The four seniors on this year’s Tonganoxie High girls basketball squad lost just 14 games in their four years of high school.
Pastels expert to speak at art guild
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D2
Kim Casebeer will be the Lawrence Art Guild’s guest speaker for its Monday meeting.
B.V. West, Wichita Hts. win 6A titles
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C3
Robert Lewandowski scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Blue Valley West over Leavenworth, 55-42, Saturday in the Class 6A boys championship.
Pick favorites in Cookie Bracket Tournament
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
If you have a favorite Girl Scout cookie, consider participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Bracket Tournament today.
Registration open for book discussions
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D2
Lawrence Public Library is planning a series titled “Women Around the World,” a four-part book discussion group for April and May. The books, all written by women, look at the lives of women in other countries.
Poet’s Showcase
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D3
Bully’s Corner - By Katie Lashbrook
Edwards returning to Kansas City
Linebacker agrees to three-year deal with Chiefs
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C2
Donnie Edwards is coming back to Kansas City. Edwards, the free-agent linebacker who spent the first six years of his NFL career with the Chiefs, agreed Saturday to a three-year deal after the San Diego Chargers didn’t try to re-sign him.
Land’ of opportunity
Author says Frank Bascombe series is over
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D3
It’s easy to pinpoint the spot where a road map of New Jersey hung on the wall of Richard Ford’s boathouse during the four years he spent writing his latest Frank Bascombe novel.
Germany confronted with hostage situation
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A9
In the grainy footage, a pale woman in a blue veil clutches her weeping son and pleads for their lives.
KU consortium studies DNA of tuberculosis to find cure
Professor hopes to bring in millions of dollars in research funding
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Kansas University professor is leading an international effort to study the DNA of tuberculosis, a disease that’s associated with a bygone era in the United States but is a growing problem worldwide.
Teachers with prize car recall pleas for help in paying taxes
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B8
A Kansas City couple who won a fancy new car but couldn’t afford the taxes put up a Web site asking for donations to help them pay the taxes. But on Saturday, they took the Web site down and told people they regretted asking for money.
Who says getting there is half the fun?
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D8
Anyone who thinks we’re a classless society hasn’t flown coach lately. And coach is no longer called “coach”; it’s “economy.” Economical for whom? I’m guessing for airlines.
Commentary: Big 12 event good rehearsal for KU
Experience should allow Jayhawks to win different types of games in NCAA Tournament
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C2
They got tossed into a mosh pit. They got pulled into a mud-wrestling match. They got trapped in a steel cage, where even the smallest advance was treacherous.
Zumba rouses warrior princess
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D1
I am standing in a large room with mirrored walls, waiting for my introductory Zumba class to begin.
Engagement Party advice
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D1
He asked. You said, “Yes!” And now you can’t wait for all the celebrations to start. They begin with a classic engagement party, the purpose of which is to announce to the world that you can’t wait to be married and that both families meet and welcome their new relative.
Arkansas’ Schmidt silences Jayhawks
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C4
Kansas University sophomore lefty Nick Czyz threw seven innings and allowed just three runs on three hits, but it wasn’t enough as No. 10 Arkansas secured a 4-0 baseball victory Saturday at Baum Stadium.
March 11, 2007 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection for the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D3
A minor investment
Kansas University program teaches nonbusiness students the basics of corporate world
March 11, 2007 in print edition on E1
With a diverse array of interests and career aspirations, students are coming from all corners of Kansas University fueled by the same idea: It’s a business world out there.
Remodeled Canterbury House rededicated
March 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas will rededicate its campus ministry facility at 2 p.m. today.
First ladies take walking tour of city
March 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
While President Bush did the talking, the first lady did the walking.
Ottawa University plans night of Irish poetry
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D2
Irish poet Vona Groarke, a teacher at Wake Forest University, will give a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Ottawa.
Like-minded rural couples linked by Web site
March 11, 2007
Cupid - for Amy Portschy of McCook and other girls looking for true love with farmers and ranchers - probably wears blue jeans and cowboy boots and carries a pair of pliers with him wherever he goes.
Lost in Yonkers’ to show at Baker
March 11, 2007 in print edition on D2
The Montana Repertory Theatre will perform “Lost in Yonkers” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rice Auditorium as part of Baker University’s Artist and Lecture Series.
The stage is set
KU wins, stakes claim to top seed
March 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
At 29-4, Kansas University’s basketball team owns one of the best records in the country. Winners of 10 straight games, the Jayhawks possess one of the longest winning streaks in the land.