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Online bracket hype could impact internet usage
March 14, 2007
Online streaming video of the NCAA mens’ tournament game is back and while it can meet the demand for fans to see out of market games, questions persist about potential impact on overall internet usage.
Wichita State blemishes KU’s undefeated home record
March 14, 2007
To the diamond now where the KU baseball team tried to remain undefeated at Hoglund Ballpark this season with a win over Wichita State.
Quarterback controversy continues on KU gridiron
March 14, 2007
While the Jayhawk basketball team was loading the bus in Lawrence, the KU football team was just a few feet away beginning spring practice.
Students face-off with school board candidates
March 14, 2007
Local high school students go head to head with the people who govern their school lives.
Parks & Rec leader set to retire after 37 years
March 14, 2007
If you’ve been out enjoying the weather in Lawrence’s parks this week you’ve probably enjoyed the work of one of city hall’s longest running leaders.
Signs of camper near school raise safety concerns
March 14, 2007
There are plenty of things to do on school property in Lawrence - play on the playground equipment, use the wide open spaces for game or activities, but one thing you apparently can’t do is camp.
KU hoping to break habit of first round exits
March 14, 2007
In each of the last two years ago, the Kansas men’s basketball team has left Allen Fieldhouse for the first round of the NCAA tournament, only to return three days later. This time the ‘Hawks left home, hoping to stay away longer than three days.
Firebird baseball seeks to reload instead of rebuild
March 14, 2007
Last year, eight seniors helped lead the Free State High baseball team to its first state title. Today, all eight of those former Firebirds are playing in college. Meanwhile, back at 6th and Wakarusa, Mike Hill’s team is trying to find a way to reload instead of rebuild.
Defense accuses witness for Begay’s death
March 14, 2007
Day three of a murder trial in Douglas County District Court has the defense attorney accusing one of the state’s witnesses of committing the crime.
KU grad students show off projects
March 14, 2007
Becoming a top university of research is a big goal for KU officials, and today KU graduate students got a chance to show off their projects at the university’s graduate research competition.
Library to inform public of need with advertising
March 14, 2007
It’s old, it’s small, and parking is a bear. That’s what area residents soon will be hearing about the Lawrence Public Library - but you might be surprised who’s spreading the word.
Jayhawks arrive in Chi-town for first round
March 14, 2007
Thirty-five degrees, with rain eventually changing over to snow. No, that’s not our forecast, but that is the forecast for Chicago this evening where the Jayhawks have arrived safely.
Legislature passes tax cut for seniors
March 14, 2007
The Kansas Legislature also came out with a bill that will certainly attract the attention of taxpayers this tax season.
Parks and Rec director DeVictor prepares to retire
March 14, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the man responsible for Lawrence’s trails and parks prepares to end his career, and new ads will tout the city’s new public library.
Official English’ bill advances to full Senate
Opponents expect it to become law
March 14, 2007
The measure now goes to the full Senate where it is expected to pass. “Generally speaking, bills that don’t actually do anything have a high rate of passage,” said Sen. Pete Brungardt, R-Salina, and chairman of the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee.
Fire damages Baldwin City rec center
About 10 rolls of paper towels had caught on fire around 11 a.m.
March 14, 2007
About 10 rolls of paper towels had caught on fire around 11 a.m.
Stalled moving van clogs US 24 traffic
The congestion on the highway between Lawrence and Perry is a concern to drivers
March 14, 2007
Two Lawrence towing companies were on the scene with troopers to try to clear the vehicle from the road, she said. The vehicle was removed around 10:30 a.m., as traffic was still backed up for about a half-mile each direction, witnesses said.
Riverdance’ delights with more than steps
March 14, 2007
The dance troupe tapped, clapped and stomped its way through one intricate number after another, moving with exceptional grace.
City looks at downtown safety issues
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Stricter fines are on tap for people illegally carrying guns downtown, but a new city system to license bars and other entertainment businesses is not - at least not yet.
Re-tooling begins at spring practices
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Kansas University’s football team opens its regular season in 51â2 months. Yet the work the Jayhawks put in over the next four weeks will say plenty about where they’re headed this year.
Pump patrol
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Comeback kid Sosa returns with two more hits
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Sammy Sosa sounds a little annoyed that anyone ever doubted him.
Penguins staying in Pittsburgh
K.C. officials plan to seek another franchise to relocate
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Penguins have reached a deal with government officials to finance a new $290 million arena, ensuring the team will remain in Pittsburgh despite offers from other cities.
Stardust casino goes out with a bang
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
The Stardust is now just a memory. The casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip was imploded early Tuesday in a hail of fireworks to make way for Boyd Gaming Corp.’s $4.4 billion megaresort, Echelon.
Calderon admonishes Bush on thorny issues
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
Mexican President Felipe Calderon chided President Bush on Tuesday for trying to build a wall between their two countries and lamented that the American leader never made Mexico the priority he once promised it would become during his presidency.
Community colleges face big repair bills
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
While Kansas lawmakers grapple with how to pay for deferred maintenance projects at the state’s universities, leaders of community colleges say maintenance needs at their schools are not getting attention.
States look to pre-kindergarten to help kids
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
Yasmine Carrizo has trouble pinpointing exactly what she likes best about pre-kindergarten at Carlin Springs Elementary.
French camembert makers think the unthinkable: processed cheese
March 14, 2007 in print edition on D6
True camembert, the pungent and oozing king of French cheeses, is made from raw milk from Normandy cows, unpasteurized, unsterilized and largely untouched by modern technology.
Lawrence Datebook
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
March 14, 2007
Text of Neufeld’s letter to Board of Regents chairman
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
Thousands of Kansans and communities across our great state depend upon the health care services and medical education provided by the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Medical Center (KUMC).
No easy fix
Funding gimmicks and special taxes aren’t the way to address the maintenance needs at state universities.
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
Although a huge backlog of maintenance projects at state universities has been viewed as a top priority for this year’s Kansas Legislature, there seems to be little progress on reaching consensus about where to find the money to address the problem.
Superhero’s death reflects on America
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
When your time comes to die, pray the Maker grants you a Marvel Comics death. Because death in the comic book universe, unlike death in the real world, has a way of being only temporary.
Horoscopes
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Wednesday, March 14
More tolls may be down the road
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Motorists who complain about tolls on the Kansas Turnpike may have more to complain about in a couple of years.
Not over yet
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: Following the overtime win over Texas, Yogi Berra’s quote, “It ain’t over till it’s over,” comes to mind.
A clean sweep with detergents
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
Consumer Reports’ tests of laundry detergents over the years have shown there’s little performance difference between powders and liquids: It’s simply a matter of personal preference.
Supper kicks off Vinland Fair centennial
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
Vinland Fair’s centennial year will begin Saturday with a longtime favorite - a pancake supper.
KU baseball routs PSU
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C6
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price was upset that his squad stranded 22 runners as Arkansas swept the Jayhawks over the weekend.
Jayhawks hit road at 4 p.m. today
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Jayhawks hit the Road to the Final Four at 4 p.m. today, when they board a motorcoach at the south end of Allen Fieldhouse, ride to Forbes Field in Topeka and board a charter flight to Chicago.
Niagara earns date with KU
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C3
Clif Brown’s career night made the NCAA play-in game feel less like a consolation prize. For Niagara, it felt like history.
Edible experiments
Sustenance, science come together in museum’s ‘Playing with Your Food’
March 14, 2007 in print edition on D1
The pickle glows yellow and hums like a bug zapper. It’s a giant dill pickle - a generic brand - and it has electrodes stuck in opposite ends.
Staring down state
City track teams have eyes on prize this season
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Members of this spring’s Lawrence High boys track team already know how high the Lions set the bar last season.
Unattended death outside motel reported
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
A man’s body was found early Monday outside a Lawrence motel, but police do not suspect foul play.
Attack on 101-year-old outrages neighbors
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
Here’s a tip for the guy who beat up a 101-year-old woman in a walker and took off with her purse: Get out of New York.
Get used to ‘Idol’ surprises
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
One of the dozen will go home after tonight’s “American Idol” (8 p.m., Fox). Audiences were shocked last week to see Sanjaya Malakar and Haley Scarnato make the top 12 and presumed contenders Sundance Head and Sabrina Sloan get the hook.
Baylor coach a fit for Texas
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C8
It’s easy to lie to yourself. We’ve all done it. More than once. Telling yourself the truth, even when you don’t want to hear it or acknowledge it, is the hardest thing we do.
Britain proposes bold environmental legislation
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
The British government proposed bold new environmental legislation Tuesday that would set legally binding, long-term limits on carbon emissions - a move it hopes will prompt the United States, China and India to follow suit.
U.N. report: World population will reach 9.2 billion in 2050
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
The world’s population likely will reach 9.2 billion in 2050, with virtually all new growth occurring in the developing world, a U.N. report said Tuesday.
Vegetarian lasagna on the menu for this week’s ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
March 14, 2007 in print edition on D6
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Cooking with Jan Hornberger.”
Kansas football notebook
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C6
The man to beat: KU coach Mark Mangino said Kerry Meier was the “incumbent” quarterback heading into spring, but that doesn’t mean he’s a lock to start over Todd Reesing this fall.
Hospital hosts tour in wake of Walter Reed woes
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B7
Medical officials here opened their doors Tuesday to the news media, offering disclosure in the wake of revelations of problems at the Army’s Walter Reed Medical Center.
Doctors denounce KUMC affiliation plans
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
Lawmakers on Tuesday were stuck between dueling doctors fighting over the proposed affiliation between the Kansas University Medical Center and Kansas City, Mo.-based St. Luke’s Hospital.
Committee nixes governor’s plan for turnpike toll increase
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ proposal to increase tolls on the Kansas Turnpike to help pay for repairs at state universities barely made it to the legislative on-ramp Tuesday.
Some Muslim cashiers refuse to handle pork
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
Beryl Dsouza was late and in no mood for delays when she stopped at a Target store after work two weeks ago for milk, bread and bacon.
Accused baby-snatcher had recently miscarried
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A5
A woman accused of abducting a newborn from the mother’s hospital room last week had recently experienced her second miscarriage, a relative said Tuesday.
Bickerstaff won’t return as Bobcats’ coach
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
Bernie Bickerstaff will not return as coach of the Charlotte Bobcats next season, but will be invited to stay with the organization.
Ford Co. CEO donating van to seniors
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
The belated birthday present that Lauraine Mulally will receive Friday won’t be much of a surprise to her.
Minister’s radio show dropped amid accountability questions
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B5
Questions about financial accountability at a fast-growing megachurch have prompted a leading Christian radio network to drop Rev. Jerry Johnston’s daily show.
Iraqi prime minister afraid of his possible ouster if U.S. benchmark deadline not met
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki fears the Americans will torpedo his government if parliament does not pass a law to fairly divvy up the country’s oil wealth among Iraqis by the end of June, close associates of the leader told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Tossed cigarettes keep Wichita Fire Department on the move
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B12
Smokers are on track to set a sorry record in Wichita this year: the highest number of grass fires started by carelessly discarded cigarettes.
People in the news
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Jolie expected to bring home adopted son within weeks ¢ Heather Mills ready to compete on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Briefly: recipes
March 14, 2007 in print edition on D2
Here are some side recipe ideas that could come in handy for an Easter dinner or another occasion:
Medical bills
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: Thursday’s headline cries: “Unpaid bills put strain on hospitals.” Don’t just pity the hospitals; pity all who must use their services or argue with their billing departments.
U.S. forces spread wings on Sunni turf
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A7
The commander of U.S. troops in Iraq wanted some sweets, and nothing was going to stop him. Not even tramping through a neighborhood that only days ago had been teeming with snipers and al-Qaida fighters who would love nothing better than to say they just shot Gen. David H. Petraeus.
Late mortgages hit 3-year high
Foreclosures of home loans reaching record levels
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
Late mortgage payments shot up to a 3 1/2-year high in the final quarter of last year and new foreclosures surged to record levels as borrowers with tarnished credit histories had trouble keeping up with monthly payments.
Unethical move
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: First, do no harm. Second, don’t get caught if you do. The Kansas Medical Society recently had the gall to introduce a bill, HB 2530, which removes doctors from accountability to their patients for deceptive practices under the Consumer Protection Act.
How to pull an epic upset
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C8
The scene lives in NCAA Tournament lore, to be replayed ad nauseum over the next few days by the folks at CBS.
Peaceful roots
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B11
To the editor: Friday will see another Iraq War protest in our nation’s capital. What makes this future march different, however, is that it is specifically for Christians.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
The squabble over whether the local school board could build an elementary and junior high school on the Broken Arrow site gave rise to calls for better city-school communications. Many thought the issue could be resolved with reasonable give and take.
High corn price tempers conservation acreage
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns will decide by early this summer whether to ease contract penalties for farmers who pull out acres early from a government program that pays them to set their land aside for conservation, his department said Tuesday.
Co-author to substitute for Katrina-book talk
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B6
A Wall Street Journal reporter who co-authored a notable book on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will speak tonight on the Kansas University campus.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 143, 1907: “The Santa Fe’s new park at Baldwin is to be in the shape of a heart. The Santa Fe certainly has a proper sense of the fitness of things for a Methodist college town.
Marist stuns OSU, 67-64
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C3
Will Whittington scored 30 points, and Marist defeated Oklahoma State, 67-64, on Tuesday night in the first round of the NIT.
Keegan: Murphy proud of Niagara
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
A little history lesson is in order for any Kansas University basketball player who might be tempted to overlook Niagara University in the NCAA Tournament opener Friday in the United Center in Chicago.
Salvation Army league hopes to grow
March 14, 2007
Kids in Lawrence love playing basketball. There is something about growing up here that makes it a part of you. During fall and winter months a sizeable number of the youth population finds its way into gyms and basketball leagues like Hoopsters and Parks and Recreation. Those two leagues seem to get the most publicity and recognition. However, there is a third league for youth hoop-heads to dribble, pass and shoot in and it has been around for more than 20 years. The Salvation Army basketball league, which is operated similarly to its Parks and Recreation counterpart, has coed teams for kids from kindergarten through seventh- grade.
City commission briefs
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
¢ Trees may survive LMH power line project ¢ New building codes get initial approval
Three arrested on suspicion of robbery
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
Three men were arrested by Lawrence police Monday evening for an attack on a man who was found lying on a sidewalk in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street.
Longtime Parks and Rec leader at leisure to enjoy life’s work
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Some people like to take a walk to relieve a little stress. For Fred DeVictor, though, seeing someone else do the walking often lowered his tensions.
On the record
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Iranians outraged over hit movie ‘300’
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
“Hollywood declares war on Iranians.” That’s the headline in the independent Ayende-No newspaper Tuesday as Iran reacted with anger to the Greeks-versus-Persians blockbuster “300.”
Gonzales says he won’t step down
Mistakes were made’ in firing U.S. attorneys
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
In a widening storm over the firings of top federal prosecutors, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales admitted on Tuesday that “mistakes were made” and promised accountability, but pleaded ignorance of the details of the bungled dismissals of eight U.S. attorneys.
Misused power destroys trust
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B11
Last week’s revelations that the FBI has consistently misused its powers in issuing “national security letters” since passage of the Patriot Act in 2001 should not be a source of satisfaction to politicians and others who opposed the expanded powers granted to law enforcement as a result of the 9/11 tragedy.
Take quiz on fad diets
March 14, 2007 in print edition on D3
Q: Isn’t March National Nutrition Month? What is this year’s theme?
Lawrence contestant seeks Junior Miss title
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
A Lawrence woman will be among 11 contestants for the Kansas Junior Miss scholarship program at 7 p.m. Saturday at Republic County High School in Belleville.
College rankings tough to buck
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
Like most college presidents, I have seen many prospective students and their parents show up on campus in recent months, clutching their well-worn copies of U.S. News & World Report’s rankings issue. U.S. News has smartly tapped into students’ need to sort out colleges and universities in a rational way. Parents, who face increasing college costs, understandably want to know where best to make that expensive investment.
Die-off stings bee industry
Colony collapse disorder,’ other issues threaten honey producers
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
A disease suspected in the death of millions of honeybee colonies across the country doesn’t fly right with Chip Taylor, Kansas University biology professor.
Master of many trades was memorable figure
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
H.H. “Chuck” Belote provided relief to many Lawrence area residents during his career as an anesthetist for Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Watkins Health Center at Kansas University.
Viacom sues YouTube for copyright infringement
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
MTV owner Viacom is suing YouTube and its corporate parent Google Inc. for more than $1 billion in damages on claims of widespread copyright infringement.
General says he should not have voiced view that homosexuality is immoral
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Pentagon’s top general said Tuesday he should not have voiced his personal view that homosexuality is immoral and should have just stated his support for the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in an interview that has drawn criticism from lawmakers and gay-rights groups.
Tonight’s forums to be televised later
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Candidates for the Lawrence City Commission and the Lawrence school board will participate in a forum this evening.
Sixth-grade Jayhawks stick together for success
March 14, 2007
The Kansas University men’s basketball team isn’t the only Jayhawk team that’s had success in tournament play this season. The sixth-grade Jayhawks have had their share of success over the course of the ir own season.
Indonesia refuses to share bird flu samples
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
Indonesia will not share bird flu samples with the World Health Organization without a legally binding agreement promising the virus won’t be used to develop an expensive commercial vaccine, the health minister said Tuesday.
Hospital, KUMC near deal
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Kansas University Hospital leaders say they’re close to a “broad outline of an agreement” with Kansas University Medical Center in the contentious, ongoing negotiations that will shape the hospital and medical center’s future.
Some Fun facts about laughter
March 14, 2007 in print edition on D1
Here are five things you didn’t know about laughter:
Couple find faceless presidential dollar coin
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Mary and Ray Smith can’t make heads or tails of a new presidential dollar coin they found last week. It doesn’t have either.
Angels fly over K.C.
L.A. gets 18 hits on Royals
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C5
Garret Anderson and Brandon Wood hit their first homers of spring training, and the Los Angeles Angels got 18 hits Tuesday in a 13-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Castle Tea Room coming back to life
Plans for restoration, expanded functions previewed at open house last month
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
There was a party last month at the Castle Tea Room and, if the Libuse Kriz-Fiorito Historic Foundation board of directors has its way, there will be many more events in the venerable building’s future.
Witnesses testify victim identified boyfriend as attacker before death
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B4
A woman beaten last summer at a south Lawrence mobile home park identified her attacker to several people before dying from her injuries, according to testimony Tuesday in Douglas County District Court in the second-degree murder trial for Christopher Belone.
Wonder no more? Online voters select new 7
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
Maybe it simply feeds modern society’s obsession with lists and rankings, but more than 2,000 years after ancient Greeks identified the Seven Wonders of the World, millions of people around the globe are casting Internet ballots to update the list.
Candidate leaving job as Baptist pastor
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
Lawrence City Commission candidate James Bush soon will leave his job as senior pastor of a Lawrence Baptist church.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B10
Haskell Indian Junior College was appealing a decision by the federal government’s Bureau of Indian Affairs to cut the school’s facilities account by almost 25 percent.
KPR reporter to attend seminar
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson will be among 50 journalists and editors to participate in a medical reporting seminar April 12-14 at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md.
Fired lawmakers force their way into Congress
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A6
Some 20 lawmakers fired last week by Ecuador’s top electoral court for allegedly interfering with plans for a constitutional referendum forced their way past dozens of police guarding Congress and took up their seats on Tuesday.
Tonganoxie administrators’ future uncertain
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
The suspensions of two Tonganoxie school administrators have been lifted, but the action didn’t clear up speculation about their futures with the district.
Kansans lobby for defense facility
Delegation touts state’s qualifications for biosecurity lab on Washington tour
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Kansas delegation made the rounds Tuesday in Washington, D.C., making the case for the Sunflower State to be chosen as the site of a planned $450 million biosecurity lab.
Commodities
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
FSHS, LHS swimmers finish second, third
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C6
The Free State High swimming and diving team took second, and Lawrence High finished third at the Emporia High School Girls Invitational on Tuesday.
Oxygen tanks may be cause of fatal fire
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
Investigators are probing whether oxygen tanks, among other possible causes, may have started a fire at an adult care home that killed one person and put more than a dozen in the hospital, authorities said Tuesday.
Translators prepare for symposium
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Mid-America Chapter of the American Translators Association will present “The Spectrum of Translation & Interpretation: A Symposium for Language Professionals” March 30-31 in the Kansas Union at Kansas University.
Corps knew pumps installed were defective
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Army Corps of Engineers, rushing to meet President Bush’s promise to protect New Orleans by the start of the 2006 hurricane season, installed defective flood-control pumps last year despite warnings from its own expert that the equipment would fail during a storm, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Closing arguments end K.C. serial killings trial
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B9
Prosecutors said a man whose DNA was linked to seven slain women is either the city’s worst serial killer or is being shadowed by the worst serial killer.
Atheist pledges to keep fighting government
March 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
Seeing the phrase “In God We Trust” on his money and knowing schoolchildren say “one nation under God” has Mike Newdow singing the “Pledge of Allegiance Blues.”
Fundraiser presents at national meeting
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A8
Lawrence resident Susan Schneweis, executive vice president for Hartsook Companies Inc., was a featured presenter during the 2007 American Humanics Management Institute conducted Jan. 3-6 in Washington, D.C.
Love and basketball
Lots to like about this KU squad, coach says
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C1
Tough taskmaster Bill Self, who sometimes stresses the shortcomings of his Kansas University basketball team, on Tuesday was full of high praise for his Big 12 regular-season and postseason tournament champs.
Gonzaga’s Downs no longer in dumps
March 14, 2007
The question was posed to Micah Downs on Sunday, shortly after he and his Gonzaga teammates had learned the NCAA had awarded them a No. 10 seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament.
Congress has first public nontheist
March 14, 2007 in print edition on A3
It is a year of religious firsts in Congress: the first Muslim, the first Buddhist (two of them, actually) and, as of now, the first lawmaker to say publicly that he does not believe in any supreme being.
Carrots: The lazy gardener’s best friend
March 14, 2007 in print edition on D1
As a general rule, carrots are the easiest vegetable to grow in the home garden and the hardest to mess up - as long as you take a few specific steps at the beginning of the spring planting season.
Slender Crisosto homers, lifts KU
Softball shortstop helps Jayhawks sweep UMKC in midweek doubleheader
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C6
Every time Steve Crisosto homers, score one for the Kansas University strength and conditioning staff.
Commentary: Committee sent message, after all
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
All these years, the NCAA selection committee has been making it up as it goes along.
Knicks delivered wrong message to Thomas
March 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
If there is one thing we should have learned around here lately, it is that coaches and managers perform most effectively when they are down to their last paychecks and their backs are pushed squarely against the dugout or locker room wall.