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Super soph’s lead the way in KU’s victory
March 18, 2007
Of course the story-line of today’s game had to be the sophomore trio of Brandon Rush, Julian Wright and Mario Chalmers. The three super soph’s recorded 56 of the ‘Hawks’ 88 points.
Prosecutor set to finish case against Belone
March 18, 2007
After one week of testimony, the state is expected to wrap up its case tomorrow against a Lawrence man accused of killing his longtime girlfriend.
Structure fire damages Lawrence business
March 18, 2007
A two-alarm fire causes significant damage to a Lawrence business.
Jayhawk alums watch in support
March 18, 2007
One of KU’s favorite alums was on hand at the United Center today. Former Jayhawk guard and current Chicago Bull Kirk Hinrich watched his alma mater beat Kentucky today.
Methadone use for addiction cure questioned
March 18, 2007
The son of supermodel Anna Nicole Smith is just one example - in recent years there’s been an alarming jump in the number of deaths associated with the drug methadone, which is used to treat addiction to heroine and other opium drugs.
Largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade draws crowd
March 18, 2007
A sea of green flooded downtown Lawrence yesterday for the 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Faithful fans keep hopes of a KU championship
March 18, 2007
Here at home, the madness continues as faithful fans gathered to watched the Jayhawks face off with Kentucky.
Traveling fans proud of ‘Hawks’ performance
March 18, 2007
No question KU fans all over are celebrating. Our own Mark Fagan caught up with those jolly Jayhawk fans who had a chance to watch tonight’s game in person.
Accident shuts down U.S. Highway 59
March 18, 2007
Nearly a mile of US Highway 59 shut down last night as a result of a two-car accident just south of Lawrence.
Kansas pulls away with 2nd half run
March 18, 2007
Two traditional powers, but only one spot in the Sweet 16. This afternoon, KU and Kentucky squared off in Chicago in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Clinton Park receives major improvements
March 18, 2007
One of the city’s oldest parks is in the midst of a major facelift.
Jayhawks returning to Allen Fieldhouse tonight
March 18, 2007
The Kansas University men’s basketball team will return to Allen Fieldhouse tonight and is expected sometime between 10:15 and 10:45 p.m.
KU tastes Sweet-ness for first time since 2004
March 18, 2007
CHICAGO - He then blocked a Ramel Bradley drive off the backboard. Bradley hit a three in the corner to follow it up. Randolph Morris gave himself 20 points with two more free throws making him 14-of-16 from the line on the night. He then scored on a short look off the glass to make it a 13-point game with 3:30 to go. He has 22 points and seven rebounds. Sherron Collins answered back with a floating two in the lane. Joe Crawford was then called for a walk in the lane, leading to another full timeout.
15 seconds of luck?
Who wins in the KU vs. UK game?
March 18, 2007
So, which of the blue basketball blue bloods - Kansas or Kentucky - will have luck on their side and survive their second-round matchup in Chicago, sending them into the NCAA Tournament’s regionals in San Jose, Calif.?
Amaker out as Michigan’s coach
Wolverines failed to reach NCAA tourney in six seasons
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C2
Tommy Amaker maintained it was fair to expect Michigan to earn an NCAA Tournament bid in his sixth season leading the basketball program.
Phils’ Manuel has no time for critics
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C9
Charlie Manuel had just emerged from the dugout before an exhibition game when a typical Philly fan greeted him with another insult. “Two words, Cholly: double switch!”
Thousands go green on Irish holiday
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Thousands of people flooded Massachusetts Street for the longest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 20 years.
Health leaders: Too many are uninsured
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Fear, illiteracy, the stress of poverty. For years, politicians and policymakers have talked about the need to expand health coverage to those who are uninsured.
Bush highlight
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: President Bush visited a small village in Guatemala as part of his Latin American tour. While there, he helped load crates of lettuce onto a truck.
Cost cutting can ease your way to retirement
March 18, 2007 in print edition on E1
At our house, we drive old cars and do most home improvements ourselves. We don’t do nights on the town. We go to nice places on vacations, but avoid the fancy hotels.
Vacationing gringa means no harm
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
Estoy tratando aprender español. (Translation: I am trying to learn Spanish.)
D.A. clears detective in shooting
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson won’t file criminal charges against any member of the Lawrence Police Department in the shooting death of a Lawrence woman last year.
Wrong is wrong; no need to think it through
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
In other words, it’s wrong because it’s wrong. Boil Gen. Pace’s controversial comments in a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune down to their essence, and that’s what you get. Bypass intellect, detour around critical reasoning, and there you are: wrong because it’s wrong. No other explanation necessary.
Southern Cal will try to slow down ‘Horns
Virginia, Tennessee want a fast pace; Winthrop’s defense better than Ducks’
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C8
A quick look at today’s eight second-round games:
Alice Walker’s daughter writes about decision to become a mom
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
Writers call it gate-keeping. It’s the act of letting readers in to one’s personal life, while managing to keep them an arm’s length away - just a bit further than absolute honesty would allow.
Museum celebrates women’s history
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D4
The Watkins Community Museum of History has announced a family event titled “G is for Girl Power,” part of a celebration of National Women’s History Month.
Baldwin High School honor roll
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Baldwin High School announced its second quarter 2006-07 honor roll.
Butler’s upset ‘means everything’
Diminutive Graves leads Bulldogs past Terrapins, into Sweet 16 against Florida or Purdue
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
A.J. Graves can’t grow any wider or taller, and the junior point guard doesn’t believe Butler will ever shed its mid-major label.
Commentary: Votes of confidence come trickling in
Why such poor coaching performances are being rewarded is the unanswered question
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C10
The theme here was going to be about mediocrity being rewarded. But take another quick glance at the standings, where it was obvious that mediocrity would be a bit of an overstatement.
Toussaint wins twice for FSHS
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Free State High boys and girls track and field teams earned four first-place finishes during a weekend meet at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Republicans seeking better presidential candidate
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
We have a pretty good idea what the post-Clinton Democrats will look like, even if the exemplar of the post-Clinton Democrats is named Clinton herself. They’d prefer to fight the Bush tax cuts than fight the Bush pre-emptive war.
Confucius Institute attracts students to Chinese culture
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B5
Less than one year after it opened, the Kansas University Confucius Institute has proven to be a big draw with Midwesterners eager to learn Chinese culture and language.
Trojans recall fallen teammate, look ahead to UT showdown
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C8
Ryan Francis would have turned 20 on Saturday. He also would already be an NCAA Tournament winner after Southern California’s first-round win over Arkansas, and he’d be preparing for a marquee second-round matchup against Texas.
People in the news
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Cate Blanchett in talks to star in ‘Indiana Jones’ movie ¢ Talk-show host Larry King has vascular surgery ¢ Duchovny to play writer on new Showtime series ¢ Willie Nelson announces start of record company at festival
Out on a ledge’
Former child soldier turns celebrity author
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
Ishmael Beah thought he had seen enough miracles in one lifetime when U.N. officials helped him move at age 17 to America, far from the African civil war where he had been a 13-year-old soldier. Settled with an adoptive mother in New York City, he did well in high school and graduated from Oberlin College.
Commentary: Pregame gaffe UK’s worst mistake
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C2
The key was starting Dwight Perry. A mistake, you say? A bonehead move, you say, the fact that somehow Kentucky marked the wrong Perry in the pregame scorebook, thus the barely used - three appearances that failed to total a minute - walk-on Dwight Perry was forced to start in place of regular starter Bobby Perry, forced to foul as soon as the opening tip was completed just so Bobby Perry could get in the game.
Meche has one bad inning
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
The fourth inning wasn’t pretty for the Royals’ big-money pitcher on Saturday.
Coaches filled big shoes
Self, Smith followed Williams, Pitino
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University coach Bill Self was asked how difficult it was for Tubby Smith to take over for Rick Pitino at Kentucky 10 seasons ago and for Self to take over for Roy Williams at Kansas four seasons ago.
Meet the Academic All-Stars
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Journal-World 2007 Academic All-Star team
Blue Sunday: KU, Kentucky meet today in round 2 of NCAA tourney
After holiday festivities, Jayhawks ready to rumble
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
With thousands of shamrock-ensconced partiers milling around him, a bright-green Chicago River barely flowing beside him and a city alive with the Irish spirit raising pints of green beer behind him, Brandon Allen wasn’t even blinking.
Collison’s pick seals UCLA win
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
Darren Collison finally made the decisive steal that shot UCLA into the next round of the NCAA Tournament.
Half-million cheer diverse St. Patrick’s parade in Ireland
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
Lithuanian musicians, drum-beating Punjabis and West African dancers used Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday to celebrate their place in a booming Ireland that has become a land of immigrants.
Top area scholars honored as ‘best of the best’
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A8
You might say they’re the best. Or the brightest. Or the cream of the crop.
Pump patrol
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Pub sprawl: Company taking Irish-themed bars worldwide
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A12
David Dowling has a dream: that one day, soon, nobody on Earth will ever have to leave home to visit Ireland.
Hospital affiliation
Before a decision is finalized about KU Medical Center’s affiliation, it should be made open to the public.
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
Some Kansas University leaders suggest much has been accomplished in the ongoing debate about forcing an affiliation between the Kansas University Medical Center, KU Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Democrats turn into investigators
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
Ten weeks into the new Congress, it is clear that revelation, not legislation, is going to be its real product.
Spring’s a great time to rid home of dirt, clutter
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D5
Spring is one of Darren Reno’s favorite times of year, and not just because of blooming flowers and longer, warmer days.
Poet’s Showcase
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
Le Bon Sommeil By Paula Johnson.
Lawrence Datebook
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
March 18, 2007
Law scores 26; A&M advances
No. 1 Ohio State survives overtime scare vs. Xavier
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C4
Acie Law was there when Texas A&M hit bottom, wallowing through a winless Big 12 season three years ago, often wondering if he’d made a mistake by choosing to play for the perennially underachieving Aggies.
UK’s Bradley feeling better
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C6
Kentucky guard Ramel Bradley was whacked in the jaw by an elbow while defending Villanova’s Curtis Sumpter on Friday. Woozy, Bradley hit the deck, regained his senses and then was helped off the basketball court at the end of Kentucky’s 67-58 victory in the United Center.
Firefighters celebrate holiday despite new marching orders
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off at 11 a.m. Saturday - but the firefighters didn’t get going on until nearly two hours later.
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
Nurse’s aide course to start March 27
March 18, 2007 in print edition on E1
Individuals seeking an entry-level position in the area of adult health care are invited to attend a certified nurse’s aide course in Lawrence offered by Neosho County Community College.
Central National hires trust officer
March 18, 2007 in print edition on E1
Joe Karnes has joined Central National Bank in Lawrence as a trust officer and registered representative.
Music about Kansas history debuts today
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
A variety of music that tells the tale of Kansas will debut at 2 p.m. today at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka.
Crappie targeted for tags to provide info for biologists
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C12
With prime crappie time approaching in northeast Kansas, anglers should be aware that some of these fish have special tags that will provide important harvest information for fishery biologists.
Fishing Atlas aids anglers
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C12
Anglers looking forward to warmer weather will find welcome news in the Kansas Fishing Atlas, available for viewing and downloading at
March 18, 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:
Hunting accidents decrease in state
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C12
Hunting accidents in Kansas during 2006 were down three from the year before.
Government to drop plans for industrial zone
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
Score one for Indian farmers. An Indian state government said Saturday it is dropping plans for an industrial zone after deadly riots by farmers furious that their land was being taken for the project.
Service promotes reading of novel
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Kansas University service that provides readings of books for people who are visually impaired or who have trouble reading is taking part in a “Read Across Kansas” project.
Bigger library
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Proposals for the public library range from improving the existing building, to adding satellite branches, to constructing new buildings to house the library and post office at a cost of $30 million.
I’m just big-boned’ among common health myths
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
So do you really think those two glasses of red wine are healthy for you? Actually, one drink can reduce your chances of heart disease, but two can increase your risk of breast cancer by 25 percent.
Lawmakers criticize health care backlog
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B4
Some lawmakers are getting angry about reports that thousands of Kansans eligible for Medicaid are not getting coverage because of recent federal requirements to show proof of U.S. citizenship.
Byars just dandy for Vandy
SEC player of the year overcomes foul trouble, Cougars’ defense
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C5
Derrick Byars released five years of frustration on Washington State in the second half. He hit five three-pointers, blocked a critical shot and repeatedly kept Vanderbilt alive in a double-overtime thriller.
First class of All-Stars finds diverse paths
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A10
Ten years ago, the Journal-World’s first group of Academic All-Stars had big dreams. A couple of them wanted to be chemical engineers. Some thought about getting medical degrees. One even wanted to be an astronaut, while another had plans to teach high school biology. Did they make it?
New digital technology could transform slot machine industry
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Engineers at PureDepth Inc. spent years developing tools for helping the military plot 3-D maps of war zones, eventually licensing top-secret technology to the U.S. Air Force and Navy.
Human nature
Environmental art project raises fears about marring habitat, natural beauty
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D1
Del Christensen moved last fall to the north end of Louisiana Street, where railroad tracks cut through the short span that separates his home from the woods that line the Kansas River.
Japan: N. Korea running several drug factories
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
The National Police Agency said at an international conference last week it suspected that North Korea was operating three factories producing stimulant drugs, it has been learned.
Medical centers work to improve patient care for veterans
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A7
Less than a week after leaving the Army in June 2004, Ted Dalton went to the St. Louis VA Medical Center to report that he was irritable, short-tempered and having trouble sleeping.
Airliner crashes, killing six and injuring 26
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
Six people were killed and 26 injured in a plane crash Saturday in the central Russian city of Samara, the government said.
Gonzales offers mea culpa to attorneys
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, facing another tough week amid calls for his ouster, has offered a mea culpa to the nation’s 93 U.S. attorneys for the way the Justice Department fired eight of their colleagues.
Palestinians install new coalition government
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
Palestinians installed a new, more moderate coalition government on Saturday, in hopes of persuading the international community to end its isolation of the Palestinian Authority and lift a year of bruising sanctions.
Court favors nuns in demolition case
Judge: First Amendment rights were violated
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
The nuns of a Roman Catholic order in northeast Kansas are giving thanks for a federal judge’s ruling that moves them closer to demolishing an administration building that has outlived its usefulness.
Fiery plane crash stuns crowd at air show
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
A small jet performing a loop at an air show crashed Friday and burst into flames in front of horrified spectators, including the pilot’s family.
City Commission meeting canceled
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence City Commission will not meet Tuesday evening.
Passengers stranded for hours in planes
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Hundreds of passengers were stranded for hours overnight on airliners that couldn’t take off from John F. Kennedy International Airport because of the ice and snow storm that pummeled the Northeast.
QU offering seed for state landowners
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C12
Quail Unlimited and Sharp Brothers Seed Co. of Healy have joined to provide low-cost quail nesting and brood seed mixes for state landowners.
Major recall of pet food has owners, stores frantic
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
Pet owners were worried Saturday that the pet food in their cupboards could be deadly after millions of containers of dog and cat food sold at major retailers across North America were recalled.
Gitmo housing proposal draws opposition
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Some U.S. House Democrats who want to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center are floating an idea to move captives to American military brigs on U.S. soil.
Work begins on sixth Habitat home
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B1
Three down, three in progress and 10 more to go. Lawrence Habitat for Humanity has been working swiftly since August to build 16 homes in the Comfort Neighborhood, which is near North Eighth and Walnut streets. The nonprofit organization builds homes, giving families in need an affordable place to live.
Power mishap leads to rise in carbon dioxide
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
Hokuriku Electric Power Co.’s carbon dioxide emissions are expected to rise significantly following the suspension of its nuclear power plant in Shikamachi, Ishikawa Prefecture, halted after the discovery that the power provider had covered up a criticality accident in 1999.
Jayhawks win pair
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University softball team used two strong pitching performances and timely big hits to sweep two games Saturday at the Capital Classic.
Morneau, Lee, Piazza finally flash power display
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C9
Justin Morneau, Carlos Lee and Mike Piazza all were off to fast starts this spring; they just didn’t have any home runs to show for it. That changed Saturday.
Wildcats smarting from last year’s loss
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
It wasn’t as lopsided as, say, Kansas University’s 150-95 pasting of Kentucky in 1989 at Allen Fieldhouse. That game was a once-in-a-lifetime, surreal experience.
Letter to the editor raises questions about preventing cruelty to animals
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D8
Last month a letter to the Journal-World pointed out an incident that happened at the KUK-State game on Feb. 19, in which chickens were thrown onto the court. This is reminiscent of a recent Lawrence high school event in which a painted chicken was found tethered in a parking lot.
KU-UK is OK with this TV GM
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A6
Angela Haar wears a Kentucky jacket. She sports a Kentucky necklace. And she works to ensure that members of the university’s expansive network of Wildcat fans can keep up with their teams on radio, television and other forms of media.
KU women’s golf team 11th after second round
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University women’s golf team improved its position by two spots Saturday, climbing to 11th place after the second round of the Betsy Rawls Invitational.
Keegan: Kansas, UK both better
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
For what it’s worth, which might not be enough to buy a couple of eggs from room service in this pricey town, just five Kentucky players who played in Allen Fieldhouse last season also played in the Wildcats’ first-round victory against Villanova.
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D6
For Sunday, March 18, 2007: Often, you might want to head in a new direction or do something very differently. Allow yourself to flourish and come forward. Understand what needs to happen in order for you to feel free.
Chlorine-laden bombings strike Anbar
2 dead, more than 300 sickened by suicide attacks in attempt to start panic
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
Three suicide bombers driving trucks rigged with tanks of toxic chlorine gas struck targets in heavily Sunni Anbar province including the office of a Sunni tribal leader opposed to al-Qaida. The attacks killed at least two people and sickened 350 Iraqi civilians and six U.S. troops, the U.S. military said Saturday.
Plumley gives Sooners needed boost
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
When Oklahoma’s biggest and best player was struggling, it was the Sooners’ youngest and smallest starter who pushed them through the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Jayhawks win slugfest
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C3
Erik Morrison and Justin Ellrich each delivered run-scoring hits in the top of the 11th inning as the Kansas University baseball team outlasted No. 8 Texas A&M on Saturday night for a 17-13 victory at Olsen Field.
Rubber toys affordable to collect
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D4
Soft, squeezable rubber toys were a new, amazing toy just after Charles Goodyear perfected the vulcanizing process and patented it in 1844. Although the first rubber factory was established in 1811, rubber was not yet used for toys.
Book on Cuban spy sparks call for report
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
A new book on convicted Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes prompted calls by lawmakers Friday for the Bush administration to reveal more on the damage done by a spy who may have caused the death of a U.S. green beret.
Woman injured in 2-vehicle wreck on U.S. 59
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
A two-vehicle accident Saturday evening sent one person to Overland Park Regional Medical Center and closed nearly a mile of U.S. Highway 59 about three miles south of Lawrence on Saturday night.
Coterie Theatre having auditions for youths
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D4
Kansas City’s Coterie Theatre is seeking young adults ages 12-19 for select shows during the 2007-2008 season.
Woman placed on probation after bar fight with officer
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B8
A woman who caused permanent injury to a Hutchinson police officer during a bar fight last year apologized profusely in a courtroom where she received a sentence that won’t include prison time.
Rat lady’ says critters take away her stress
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
Marylou Morin has no use for mice, but she thinks their bigger cousins make great pets. That’s right, domesticated rats. And her dog likes them, too.
Feller still can bring the heat
Hall of Fame pitcher has no shortage of opinions
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C9
Even at 88, Bob Feller still brings the heat. On a rain-drenched Friday morning, the Hall of Fame pitcher was sitting under a large umbrella in the picnic area at Chain of Lakes Park, the Cleveland Indians’ cozy spring training home.
On the record
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Fees reduced to enter state parks
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C12
As the warm months approach, Kansans are reminded that the cost of visiting state parks has been reduced this year. Effective Jan. 1, state park visitors will pay vehicle entrance fees that are roughly half the cost of what they were last year.
New device diagnoses your car’s ailments
Self-service kiosk deciphers warning lights’ meaning
March 18, 2007 in print edition on E1
My wife had parked behind me in the driveway. And when I moved her car, that’s when I noticed it - the ominous glowing red “check engine” light. I went inside to ask her how long it had been on.
Anti-war protesters swarm capital
Other demonstrations take place across U.S.
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A1
Denouncing a conflict entering its fifth year, protesters across the country raised their voices Saturday against U.S. policy in Iraq and marched by the thousands to the Pentagon in the footsteps of an epic demonstration four decades ago against another divisive war.
Seniors to assist with law patrols
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B3
With training under their belts and official navy blue shirts on their backs, more than a dozen retirees are ready to hit the streets as volunteers for the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department.
Horror writer’s lineage revealed with new book
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A2
Joe Hill knew it was only a matter of time before one of the publishing industry’s hottest little secrets became common knowledge. He just wished he could have kept it under wraps a bit longer.
Clash of the titans
KU-UK battle of bluebloods
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C1
Tradition will get what it wants. It’s amazing how an intangible like that works. Kansas University and the University of Kentucky will square off today in a clash of college basketball titans. And it seems that during every possession and every practice, history is watching over each program in its own way.
Kansas basketball notebook
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C7
A reporter reminded Kansas University’s Russell Robinson that the Jayhawks not only drilled Kentucky, 73-46, last season in Allen Fieldhouse, but also stopped UK, 65-59, his freshman year in Rupp Arena in Lexington.
Protesters, police clash over president’s decision
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A11
Pakistani police clashed with protesters for a second straight day Saturday over a decision by the president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, to suspend the country’s chief justice.
Arts centers offering dance event
March 18, 2007 in print edition on D2
Kansas University’s Lied Center, in conjunction with the city of Lawrence, the Lawrence Arts Center and the KU department of music and dance, is sponsoring Dance Across Lawrence, a communitywide celebration of dance, on March 31.
Selig: Kuhn deserves credit
March 18, 2007 in print edition on C9
Bud Selig complained Saturday that Bowie Kuhn never was appreciated for his success as baseball commissioner, saying the changes Kuhn oversaw in his 15 years on the job have helped baseball reach the level of success it currently has.
Jury indicts 3 officers in NYC shooting
March 18, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two police officers involved in a 50-bullet barrage that killed an unarmed man on his wedding day were indicted on charges of manslaughter, and a third faces a misdemeanor charge, a person familiar with the investigation said Saturday.
Gun control may become bigger political issue
March 18, 2007 in print edition on B6
By striking down the District of Columbia’s extraordinarily strict gun control law, which essentially bans guns, a federal appeals court may have revived gun control as a political issue.