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Former Free State standout Morningstar slams the Jayhawks over the century mark
March 16, 2007
During the Kansas Jayhawks 107-67 victory over Niagara, former Free State High standout Brady Morningstar threw down a monstrous dunk to put the ‘Hawks over 100 points in the contest.
Defense attorney questions credibility of new witness in Belone Trial
March 16, 2007
Robin Roberts testified yesterday that Christopher Belone admitted to him that he had beaten Linda Begay after a dispute. Today, the defense questions the credibility of his testimony.
Lawrence woman flown to K.C. hospital after accident on I-70
March 16, 2007
A woman lost control while heading East on the Kansas Turnpike earlier Friday afternoon. The woman was flown to KU Medical Center for emergency treatment.
Lawrence police officer involved in shooting will not face charges
March 16, 2007
A Lawrence police officer who shot and killed an armed woman in September will not face criminal charges.
Ford CEO in town to honor his mother with special gift
March 16, 2007
As a birthday gift for his mother, Ford CEO Alan Mulally donated a new van to the Lawrence Senior Center.
Pinckney Elementary has Jayhawk fever
March 16, 2007
Every year for the last 16 years, once March Madness fever sweeps across town, the students of Pinckney Elementary pull out their Jayhawk banner and head to the streets of Lawrence.
Students celebrate Spring Break; parents look to keep them busy
March 16, 2007
Students across town are celebrating the beginning of Spring Break this afternoon, their parents, however, are more worried about keeping them occupied during the break.
Two principals resign in Tonganoxie School District
March 16, 2007
The Tonganoxie School District is out two principals after an emotionally-charged school board meeting.
City officials announce name of new park
March 16, 2007
A new city park will bear the name of Lawrence’s out-going Parks and Recreations Director.
20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at 1 p.m.
March 16, 2007
Get the green gear ready to go! The 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off in downtown Lawrence at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
Jayhawk fans enjoying the Chicago scenery
March 16, 2007
Journal-World Business Editor Mark Fagan caught up with several Jayhawk fans in Chicago who were enjoying the sights and sounds of the town while anxiously awaiting the Jayhawks first round match-up with Niagara.
Kansas football squad held second practice of Spring Friday afternoon
March 16, 2007
After not receiving a bowl invitation at the end of last season, the KU football team is anxious to prove themselves worthy this year.
KU tops Niagara to advance in NCAA Tournament
March 16, 2007
The Kansas Jayhawks, intent on not losing in the first round for 3 straight years, attacked the basket against Niagara en route to a 107-67 victory.
KU toasts Niagara, removes first round monkey
March 16, 2007
CHICAGO, Ill. - Five Jayhawks scored in double figures, and the team hit 100 points without a single player registering 20 or more points. Mario Chalmers led the way with 19 points, while Russell Robinson had 16 points to go with eight assists and four rebounds. Sherron Collins scored 15 points in his first win as a Jayhawk in front of his hometown crowd, while Darrell Arthur chipped in 12 and Julian Wright had 10 points to go with 10 rebounds. KU will play Sunday just after 4 p.m. against the Kentucky-Villanova winner with a trip to the Sweet Sixteen on the line.
Jayhawk fans at the NCAA tournament: 15 seconds of …
March 16, 2007
As the Kansas Jayhawks took low-pressure jumpshots, made run-of-the-mill passes and otherwise jogged across the court Thursday at Chicago’s United Center, other teams elsewhere were busy struggling to survive and advance in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Shaw named interim parks director
Longtime director has retired
March 16, 2007
Ernie Shaw has been with the department for 31 years. He currently is the superintendent of recreation operations, meaning he oversees all recreation programs, recreation centers and the city’s swimming pools.
E-mails detail adviser Rove’s involvement in firings of U.S. attorneys
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
White House political adviser Karl Rove more than two years ago began seeking input from the Department of Justice into how many U.S. attorneys should be fired in the second Bush administration, according to new e-mails released Thursday that show a deeper White House involvement in the firings of federal prosecutors last year.
Senate rejects Iraq pullout plan
But House committee OKs 2008 troop withdrawal deadline
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Democrats aggressively challenged President Bush’s Iraq policy Thursday at both ends of the Capitol, gaining House committee approval for a troop withdrawal deadline of Sept. 1, 2008, but suffering defeat in the Senate on a less sweeping plan to end U.S. participation in the war.
Southern province becomes center in war on Taliban
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A9
Lala Jan is a hostage in his own home. In his village in the southern province of Helmand, Taliban gunmen patrol the streets and NATO warplanes scour the skies. Jan fears both, so in recent months the 28-year-old farmer has hardly stepped beyond his front door.
University of Missouri in Kansas City plans campus transformation
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
The University of Missouri-Kansas City has unveiled plans for a major expansion and renovation that officials hope will raise the school’s profile and entice more students to live on campus.
Game-changing dunks lift Texas A&M over Penn
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C5
Acie Law usually is “Captain Clutch” for Texas A&M. On Thursday, teammate Joseph Jones was the one who had the biggest impact with the game on the line.
Roadside bomb in Baghdad kills four U.S. soldiers
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A11
Four U.S. soldiers were killed Thursday in a roadside bombing in mainly Shiite eastern Baghdad and the military said it found a sophisticated weapon at the site of the type that Washington believes is being supplied by Iran to Shiite militias.
Durham homers twice in Giants’ cleanup role
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C9
With Barry Bonds moving up to third in the San Francisco Giants’ lineup, Ray Durham has fit in well so far as the team’s new cleanup hitter.
It’s far too early to bury GOP hopes
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
Months before the first votes are cast in the campaign of 2008, some in the media are conducting last rites for the Republicans. The rush to bury the GOP is as hasty as it is premature.
Jobless workers bill goes to governor
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
Businesses would receive about $175 million in tax relief over two years under a bill that went Thursday to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius after legislators broke an impasse over speeding up the delivery of jobless workers’ first unemployment checks.
Candidates fail moral tests
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B7
Conservative Evangelical Christian voters have come a long way in a short time. From their nearly unanimous condemnation of Bill Clinton for his extramarital affairs, a growing number of these “pro-family” voters appear ready to accept several Republican presidential candidates who do not share their ideal of marriage and faith.
Sosa makes Rangers’ roster
Isringhausen returns to mound for Cardinals
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C9
Sammy Sosa is a big leaguer again, and Jason Isringhausen appears to be on his way back to closing games for St. Louis.
Southern audiences react to KU filmmaker’s ‘Fall from Grace’
March 16, 2007 in print edition on D1
K. Ryan Jones was watching at a sports bar in Austin, Texas, when his Jayhawks conquered the hometown Longhorns in the Big 12 Tournament championship game. “I had three pieces of KU apparel with me, and I’ve been wearing them every day in some fashion,” Jones says.
Kansas basketball notebook
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C7
Banged-up Kansas University big men Darrell Arthur and Sasha Kaun practiced two hours (with physical contact) Thursday at Moody Bible College and took part in a shootaround in the United Center. They proclaimed themselves fit for tonight’s game.
People in the news
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ The Who tour resumes despite Daltrey’s recent illness ¢ Simon of ‘American Idol’ claims he outsells Springsteen ¢ Police probe brawl involving paparazzi, DiCaprio’s guards
Carson DVDs reveal star in the making
Ex-wife of ‘Tonight Show’ host releases early-career videos
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
Last year, Joanne Carson reached into the climate-controlled wine cabinet stored in a corner of her Sunset Boulevard home and pulled out a rare vintage.
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B5
Ex-commissioner Kuhn dead at 80
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C9
Bowie Kuhn was baseball’s bespectacled Ivy League lawyer and looked the part every day of the tumultuous 15 years he ruled as commissioner.
Practice uneventful
KU eschews dunks, has ‘good time’
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C7
This wasn’t your normal pregame open practice. This one was much more boring, just the way Kansas University’s basketball team wanted it.
Guantanamo inmates may go to Leavenworth
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
If terrorist suspects detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are brought to the United States, some of them might be taken to the prison at Fort Leavenworth, congressional Democratic leaders say.
Brownback supports general over comments on homosexuals
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback is backing the Pentagon’s top general over his remarks that homosexual acts are immoral.
No way, not this year,’ Jayhawk fans say
Loss would be third consecutive
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
When Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon in its more than 4 billion year history, millions of people worldwide knew that they’d been witnesses to one of humankind’s greatest achievements.
First-round game a golden opportunity for KU couple
In Chicago, visit Sherron Collins’ favorite pizza spot; think green on Saturday
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
Gary and Carroll Smith don’t want much for their golden anniversary. A national championship would be nice, of course, but not required from a team preparing to open play tonight in the NCAA Tournament.
Tournament surfing takes toll on bandwidth
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A6
The NCAA’s plan to stream all out-of-market men’s basketball tournament games online could be a boon for consumers, but a drag for Internet service providers. A drag on the network, that is.
Anytime, anywhere
Jayhawk fans refuse to let things get in the way of watching the tourney
March 16, 2007 in print edition on D1
Kansas University basketball fans are a loyal flock.
Baseball coach injured in bus crash released from hospital
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
A college baseball coach injured in a bus crash that killed five of his players and injured 28 was released from the hospital Thursday, and said the hardest part was not being able to be with his close-knit team to help the surviving players grieve.
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C12
Allen Group names logistics hub leader
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C12
Kansas University graduate William Crandall will oversee the development of the Kansas City Logistics Hub near Gardner as the new president of The Allen Group’s affiliate in Kansas.
On the record
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
Budget cuts trim jobs at wildlife refuges
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
Faced with a $2.5 billion budget shortfall, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is eliminating hundreds of jobs, cutting programs and leaving more than 200 national wildlife refuges unstaffed.
Former Free State star Wooden helps North Texas to second tourney berth
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C3
Former Free State high basketball standout Keith Wooden is expected to start for North Texas in the Mean Green’s first-round NCAA Tournament matchup with Memphis today.
Tubby could be in trouble at Kentucky
Despite impressive resume, Wildcat coach’s job could be in jeopardy
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C8
Tubby Smith has a national title on his resume, and you have to go back almost 15 years to find the last NCAA Tournament he’s missed. His career winning percentage ranks up there with Mike Krzyzewski, Rick Pitino and Bob Huggins.
McCain hopes to revive campaign momentum
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A4
John McCain fired up the “Straight Talk Express” bus from his first presidential campaign Thursday in hopes of getting his second bid back on course after an early-season slump.
Americans don’t eat enough fruits, veggies, study finds
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A12
Fewer than a third of American adults eat the amount of fruits and vegetables the government recommends, a trend that’s remained steady for more than a decade, health officials said Thursday.
College student killed in Manhattan wreck
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
A college student died in an accident on the Kansas State University campus, police said.
Some in Congress want more money for NASA
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
The chairman of the U.S. House science committee said Thursday that NASA is headed for “a train wreck” if the space agency isn’t better funded to finish building the international space station and develop the next-generation spacecraft.
Military sees progress in capital crackdown
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A11
The U.S. military and its Iraq partners in a month-old Baghdad security crackdown have been turning marketplaces - a favorite target of al-Qaida and Sunni insurgent suicide car bombers - into pedestrian-only zones and commerce is reviving dramatically in the capital, the U.S. military said Thursday.
Jayhawks continue brutal schedule at A&M
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C3
In the last seven days the Kansas University baseball squad has faced No. 11 Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., and No. 20 Wichita State at home.
Budig to lead board for News-Gazette
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C12
Former Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig has been elected chairman of the board of directors for The News-Gazette Inc.
Courtney Barber sets LHS high jump mark
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s Courtney Barber took first place in the girls high jump on Thursday at the Topeka West Relays with a jump of 5 feet, 7 inches, a new LHS record.
Advertising campaign for library to focus on parking, size needs
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Think of the 35-year-old Lawrence Public Library as a nice 1972 Pinto; it still runs, but how far will it get you?
Despite its prevalence, HPV remains a mystery to many
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A12
Nearly every working day, Dr. Elizabeth Poynor encounters anxious young women who come to her New York City office with an HPV diagnosis.
Parliament approves women’s equality law
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
Parliament passed a gender-equality bill Thursday aimed at getting more Spanish women into elected office and corporate boardrooms - and more men heating baby bottles and changing diapers.
Collins reflects on upbringing
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C6
Every basketball player has his own routine at the free-throw line. Sherron Collins’ is just more meaningful than most.
Strykers come under fire on tough day in Diyala
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A11
Dozens of U.S. Stryker combat vehicles roared into Baqouba at sunrise. The enemy was ready. As the dawn call-to-prayer fell silent, the streets blazed with insurgent fire.
CritiTech taking next step
Lab now qualified to produce cancer-fighting drug
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C12
Now that its ultra-clean lab and equipment have been cleared for production, CritiTech Inc. is preparing to make about 300 grams of medicine for what it sees as a pivotal step in the Lawrence company’s efforts to fight ovarian cancer.
OPEC to maintain current crude production
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
OPEC oil ministers agreed Thursday to maintain crude production at existing levels, suggesting the group was happy with prices around $60 a barrel and available supplies ahead of the high-demand American summer driving season.
China ends tax breaks for foreign investors
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
China’s legislature approved a law today to end three decades of blanket tax breaks for foreign investors, raising their tax rates to match those of Chinese companies.
Senator: Veterans board may need more time
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
A presidential commission created to examine troop and veterans care after the Walter Reed controversy may not have enough time to complete its work given its broad mission, a Senate leader said Thursday.
Court: Nazi symbols OK to protest far-right
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
A court ruled Thursday that Nazi symbols may be used to protest extremism, overturning a verdict against a man who sold paraphernalia with crossed-out and smashed swastikas - a decision hailed as a victory in the fight against the far right.
Truth or lie
When the rumor mill gets going, it’s difficult for the truth to keep up.
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
In Twain’s day, the telephone still was something of a novelty and worldwide communications were mostly slow and cumbersome. The spreading of lies often depended on simple word of mouth. How quaint.
Lawrence Datebook
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
A job to do
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Lew Perkins has been vilified, castigated and demonized. First it was the new basketball seating scheme, with its revisions of the donor pecking order. Now, the nerve of this fellow in moving the football game against our hated rival, Missouri, to Kansas City. Has he overlooked offending anyone?
Rebels kill 49 police officers
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
Suspected communist rebels bombarded a police post in the remote jungles of eastern India with gunfire, hand grenades and gasoline bombs Thursday, killing at least 49 people in one of the bloodiest attacks of the decades-long insurgency.
Clouded leopard latest unique species in Borneo
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
The clouded leopard of Borneo - discovered to be an entirely new species - is the latest in a growing list of animals and plants unique to the Southeast Asian country’s rainforest and underscores the need to preserve the area, conservationists said Thursday.
Clinton says she’d keep soldiers in Iraq
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A4
Pulling all troops from Iraq too soon could spawn a “failed state” that terrorists use to attack America, just like Afghanistan, Sen. Hillary Clinton said Thursday.
Searchers find body of missing 6-year-old boy
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
A 6-year-old boy who vanished a week ago while playing near his trailer-park home was found slain Thursday after a registered sex offender and three other suspects stymied investigators for days with conflicting stories of the youngster’s fate.
Program support
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Many Lawrencians pride themselves on being a sea of diversity and liberalism in a conservative Kansas ocean. The debate over English-language learners in our schools belies that assertion.
California joins early primary push
More states jump on board Feb. 5 presidential contest
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A4
California jolted the time-tested presidential primary schedule Thursday, moving up its 2008 contest to Feb. 5 and setting the stage for a potentially decisive one-day, mega-primary across the country.
Commentary: Brown’s future could fool us all
Coach very well could resurface in NBA head job - with Bobcats, or maybe even 76ers
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C10
Go ahead! Be a fool if you want to. The fool is the individual cheering and shaking pom-poms, the one sold on the news that 76ers coach Maurice Cheeks has received a contract extension.
State Department warns of passport delays
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
Overwhelmed by unprecedented demand, the State Department is warning would-be travelers to brace for lengthy delays in getting U.S. passports, even when they pay a hefty fee to speed their applications.
Pastors push Legislature to prosecute abortion doctor
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B8
A coalition of pastors Thursday called on the Legislature to use a little-known statute to order the new attorney general to prosecute a Wichita abortion provider.
A child soldier’s chilling story
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B7
Here are three improbable facts. Ishmael Beah is a star. Ishmael Beah is a best-selling author. Ishmael Beah is a star and a best-selling author because Ishmael Beah was a child soldier.
U.N. agrees on new Iran sanctions
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
The world’s major powers agreed Thursday on modest new sanctions against Iran for its refusal to freeze uranium enrichment, sending a strong signal that the U.N. Security Council likely will remain united in seeking to rein in Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Experts say terror group never recovered after Mohammed’s arrest
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A9
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s capture four years ago didn’t shut down al-Qaida or bring the Americans to Osama bin Laden.
Eagles reject upset bid
Tech’s whirlwind year ends
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C4
Sean Marshall and Boston College were in a tight game. Fortunately for them, they didn’t get tight against Bob Knight’s team.
Topeka hospital plans move to Menninger campus
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B2
After 98 years at its current Topeka location, St. Francis Health Center is poised to move to the former Menninger psychiatric hospital campus west of the city.
Witness: Defendant confessed to beating girlfriend
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B3
A witness told jurors Thursday afternoon during a murder trial that the defendant confessed to beating his longtime girlfriend hours after investigators allege it happened.
Israel quick to reject new Palestinian unity government
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
The Islamic militant Hamas and its Fatah rivals forged a unity government Thursday to end more than a year of political wrangling, isolation and bloodshed. Israel quickly rejected the new leadership, saying it failed to recognize the Jewish state.
Bears’ Johnson sent to jail
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C2
Chicago Bears defensive lineman Tank Johnson was sentenced Thursday to four months in jail for violating probation in a 2005 gun case.
University National earns superior rating
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C12
The University National Bank of Lawrence has earned a 5-star rating from BauerFinancial Inc., an independent bank-rating firm.
Cavs’ Pollard in hot water
Ex-Jayhawk’s ‘bad joke’: Hey kids, do drugs
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C2
Cleveland Cavaliers center Scot Pollard looked into the camera during a recent game and said, “Hey kids, do drugs.”
Dreamlike ‘Premonition’ explores alternate futures
March 16, 2007 in print edition on D2
“Premonition” is like a dream that doesn’t make sense when you’re hashing it out the next morning. And in a way, that’s fitting, because Sandra Bullock’s character in this sappy supernatural (sappy-natural?) thriller - housewife Linda Hanson - is having trouble distinguishing her waking life from her sleeping state.
Former U.N. diplomat to speak at KU
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
A diplomat from the mountainous Asian kingdom of Bhutan will visit the Kansas University campus later this month.
Butler burst buries ODU
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C5
Pete Campbell was out of his zone. He found it in the nick of time.
NBA fines Lakers, Jackson $50,000 each
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C10
Sticking up for Kobe is proving costly, and Phil Jackson isn’t backing down.
Attorney appointed for ‘Naughty’ owner
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
A judge appointed an attorney on Thursday to represent a local business owner who is charged with operating a sex shop without a proper license and in an illegal location.
Intern accused of taking U.S. archive documents
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
An intern with the National Archives stole about 165 Civil War documents - including the War Department’s announcement of President Lincoln’s death - and sold most of them on eBay, prosecutors charged Thursday.
Let’s dance
Jayhawks focused on opener with Niagara
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
A heckler screamed “Bradley, Bucknell” at Kansas University’s basketball players as they exited the court after a 33-minute workout late Thursday afternoon in the United Center.
Farmers Market looks to expand
City regulations may stop plans at The Merc parking lot
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
The downtown Lawrence Farmers Market is looking to expand outside of downtown for the first time. But market organizers may not want to bet the farm on the idea just yet. That’s because city regulations may become peskier than a spring weed.
Sheriff’s office to hold saturation patrol
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
More Douglas County Sheriff’s officers will be watching for drunken drivers from midnight to 4 a.m. Saturday.
Union says roof friction caused mine explosion
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A5
The miners union Thursday blamed last year’s deadly Sago Mine explosion on friction between rocks and a metal roof-support system, rather than lightning.
Worldwide winter warmest on record
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A3
This winter was the warmest on record worldwide, the government said Thursday in the latest worrisome report focusing on changing climate.
Two sets of vows, one festive parade
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
Twenty years ago on a cold, snowy St. Patrick’s Day, Terri Wilson and Alan Johnson were married on a float stopped on the Kansas River bridge - part of Lawrence’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
KU softball takes five-game win streak to Sacramento
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C3
When you’re hot you’re hot, and Kansas University’s softball team will take a five-game win streak to a weekend tournament in Sacramento, Calif.
Regents OK expansion, new degree program
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved a new degree program at Kansas University and approved an expansion to the on-campus student recreation center.
Russia joins project to build oil pipeline
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A10
Russia, Greece and Bulgaria signed a deal Thursday to build a 175-mile pipeline to transport Russian oil to a port in northern Greece that the three governments hailed as helping to secure Western oil supplies.
Commentary: March Madness is all about the fans
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C2
You have cannonballed into an office pool and are a master of bracketology. You delight friends with a spot-on, shouting Dick Vitale impression. You are aware that Winthrop is not an English butler, but a team…
Case highlights Bush mistakes
March 16, 2007 in print edition on B6
No matter how anyone spins it, “Scooter” Libby’s conviction was not a good moment for the Bush administration. Not only did Dick Cheney’s chief of staff get nailed for perjury, his trial highlighted the three worst mistakes of this presidency.
Gossip can’t be ignored
March 16, 2007 in print edition on D1
Next time you’re in a crowded restaurant, ease back, hold your tongue and take note of the chatter. In the swirl of conversation, you’re likely to hear exchanges about bosses and co-workers, natter about neighbors and nitpicky in-laws - and, chances are good these days, at least one reference to Britney Spears.
News of the Weird
March 16, 2007 in print edition on D2
The Money Drop: Germany saw a birth boom during the first days of the new year, attributed mainly to the government’s child-bearing incentives (bonuses of up to the equivalent of $33,000, leading mothers to attempt to delay December delivery until the law kicked in on Jan. 1).
Niagara big man knows KU
Veteran forward Duffey played behind ex-Jayhawk Langford as prep
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
All it takes is one mention, and the smile cracks J.R. Duffey’s face as the memories come rushing back.
Keegan: Jackson gets KU fired up
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C1
The question hangs beneath the surface like a bad burrito in the stomach: It couldn’t happen again, could it?
Knowing the nation’s fair housing laws
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C12
Every property owner and real estate professional needs to have a basic understanding of the federal Fair Housing Act. Tenants and buyers should, too.
House strips funds for primary from proposed budget
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A7
Kansas might not have a presidential primary in February after the House voted Thursday to strip funding for the special election from a proposed state budget.
Maynor dupes Duke
Ram’s pull-up jumper finishes Devils
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C5
The game was tied as Eric Maynor took the inbounds pass with 10.3 seconds remaining. Was there any doubt, given the freon in this kid’s veins, that he wasn’t going to give it up?
Mayer: Doc Naismith’s device no tall tale
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C3
Gentle James Naismith invented basketball, set up the original rules, “tutored” Kansas to a 55-60 record and mentored Phog Allen as the father of modern coaching. The low-key Naismith was a medical doctor, had a divinity degree and long served as a moral compass on the Kansas University campus.
TGIF: Full slate of games today
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C3
A quick look at today’s 16 first-round games:
Questions emerge on Al-Qaida chief’s confessions
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A9
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s claims that he was responsible for dozens of successful, foiled and imagined attacks in the past 15 years relies on a loose definition of the word “responsible.” Officials say the Sept. 11 mastermind was key to some plots but a bit player in others.
On TV, dead people won’t put a lid on it
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A2
Recent TV trends have taken a chain saw to the adage “Dead men tell no tales.” In fact, on too many shows, the dead just won’t shut up. They talk to “The Ghost Whisperer” and mediate with a “Medium.” Cadavers, forensics and maggots (oh my!) do the talking on no fewer than three “CSI” corpse-fests.
Hardaway looking for a second chance
March 16, 2007 in print edition on C10
A month ago Wednesday, Tim Hardaway uttered the toxic comments that created a firestorm and won’t soon be forgotten.
House lifts funding threat from KUMC
But amendment still requires majority approval for affiliation
March 16, 2007 in print edition on A1
The House on Thursday removed Kansas University Medical Center from under its budget ax, but maintained requirements for the center to enter an affiliation with Missouri-based St. Luke’s Hospital.