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Polls
Which lyric to "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" seems most likely to describe the Jayhawks' run to the Final Four?

Poll results

Response Percent
“I’m going back to find some peace of mind in San Jose.”
 
62%
“La la la la, la la la la la.”
 
31%
“I’ve been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my way.”
 
6%
Total 535
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Jankovich returns to team after coaching announcement
March 21, 2007
It’s official - Time Jankovich is on the way out, and Danny Manning is moving up, but that’s not until after the KU hoops season comes to an end.
KU makes sweet return to Sweet 16
March 21, 2007
The KU men are preparing for the second weekend of the NCAA tournament for the first time in three seasons.
Seabury’s Carter stepping down for family reasons
March 21, 2007
The leader of a Lawrence private school will step down at the end of the next school year.
Car chase leads to plea deal for Lawrence man
March 21, 2007
A Lawrence man who let police on a 130-mile chase across two states reaches a plea deal with prosecutors.
Jayhawks split doubleheader with Northern Colorado
March 21, 2007
The KU baseball team split a doubleheader with Northern Colorado today. The Jayhawks now stay home for a Big 12 series with Oklahoma State over the weekend.
Parents take initiative in after school program
March 21, 2007
When parents of students at one local elementary school wanted to start an after school program, they didn’t’ turn to the district for help.
Salukis familiar with success in big dance
March 21, 2007
As for the Jayhawks Thursday Illinois - Southern Illinois - the Sweet 16 is nothing new. The Missouri Valley Conference champs have been to the big dance every year since 2002.
KU among top seeds still alive in San Jose
March 21, 2007
Bruins, Panthers, Salukis, and Jayhawks, oh my. The four top seeds in the west regional are all still alive and all held practices at HP Pavilion in San Jose today.
Injury accident spurs memories for witness
March 21, 2007
A truck spins off a highway south of Lawrence today, seriously injuring the driver, and triggering a unique chain of events.
What exactly is a Saluki?
March 21, 2007
As we’re sure you know, KU faces Southern Illinois in the Sweet 16 tomorrow night, but do you know the opponent’s mascot?
Free State baseball blows out Washington, 33-0
March 21, 2007
The defending state champion Free State Firebirds opened the baseball season today.
Top defensive teams take floor in KUSIU
March 21, 2007
When KU and Southern Illinois take the hardwood in San Jose tomorrow, two of the top defensive teams in the nation will be going head-to-head.
Investigators say fire was intentionally set
March 21, 2007
Investigators determine a fire early Sunday at a Lawrence property rental office was intentionally set.
Commissioners delay seeking consultants for traffic needs
March 21, 2007
Douglas County commissioners decide tonight to delay seeking a consultant to study major trafficway needs south of Lawrence.
Inside KU’s locker room
March 21, 2007
Take a tour of the Kansas University locker room inside the HP Pavillion as the Jayhawks prepare for practice on Wednesday in San Jose, Ca.
15 seconds of please don’t go
Fagan with the fans in San Jose
March 21, 2007
Once the season ends, either with a joyous victory and a national title or a heartbreaking loss and a postseason for questions, it’ll be decision time for some Jayhawks.
90 solid seconds with…SIU senior Tony Young
March 21, 2007
During the NCAA Tournament, KUSports.com editor Ryan Greene will spend 90 quality seconds with a member of the team getting set to face KU. In today’s episode, Ryan chats with 6-foot Southern Illinois senior Tony Young who hails from Schaumburg, Ill. Young scored 17 points in SIU’s second round win over Virginia Tech.
A different look at the Jayhawks’ next opponent
March 21, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, a different look at the showdown between KU and Southern Illinois, and the conclusion of the series about the effects of mining on small towns.
Afghan government met demands for release of Italian journalist
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
The Afghan government agreed to some Taliban demands in a deal to secure the release of a kidnapped Italian journalist, but one prisoner the militants wanted freed preferred to remain in jail, an official said Tuesday.
NCAA TOURNAMENT SWEET 16 CAPSULES
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C5
Thursday’s Games
Officials, family of electrocuted student wonder why utility room was unlocked
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
The discovery of the body of a missing Purdue University student in a dormitory’s high-voltage utility room has school officials and his family wondering how a door to such a dangerous area was left unlocked.
Fire kills at least 62 at nursing home
Russian town was an hour from nearest fire station
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
The feeble residents of the nursing home lived their final moments in terror, some banging on windows pleading for help as the two-story brick building burned around them in the middle of the night.
Pet food recall has owners worried
Lecompton cat likely affected by poisoning
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
A rural Lecompton couple hope intravenous treatments will help revive their pet cat, Patches, who recently fell ill. They suspect Patches became sick after eating canned cat food that has since been recalled.
Salmon on menu for ‘Saturday Night Special’
March 21, 2007 in print edition on D8
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Saturday Night Special.”
Only consistency among fad diets is their failure to work
March 21, 2007 in print edition on D6
Q: I read your article last week on the National Nutrition Month’s theme being “100% Fad Free.” How long have “fad diets” been around?
Helpful report
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I wanted to thank the watchful and kind person who saw the driver hit my brother’s car in front of our home a week ago and drive off.
Do Jayhawks have a prayer? Priest, brother are divided on that
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Rev. Bob Flannery actually prayed for this: Kansas against Southern Illinois, with the winner receiving Sweet 16 salvation and a chance to play for passage into hoops heaven: the NCAA Final Four and a national championship.
Clinton unfazed by satiric video
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is laughing off any suggestion that her campaign is going down the You Tubes.
Manning bumped into vacancy
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
It didn’t take Kansas University coach Bill Self long to fill the upcoming vacancy on his basketball staff.
Splash of red in diet can improve health
March 21, 2007 in print edition on D7
Red is the color of love and of good health, too. Add red to your plate, and you’re adding the phytochemicals lycopene and anthocyanin. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring protective components found in plants, believed to contribute to both plant health and human health.
Into the field
Program gives amateur gardeners hands-on experience
March 21, 2007 in print edition on D1
Jess Pierson has 30 acres of land available to garden, and a big curiosity for how to make it profitable. Her grandfather used to farm the land near Lone Star Lake.
Planning, not willpower, makes a garden grow
March 21, 2007 in print edition on D1
I filled out two brackets for this year’s NCAA basketball tournament, and the Jayhawks advance to the center of the page on both of them.
Horoscopes
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Wednesday, March 21
Scouts cook up fundraiser to help recovering friend
March 21, 2007 in print edition on D1
When Gibson Huston had seizures, there was no hiding them from his classmates at Raintree Montessori School.
Statehouse costs spur complaints in budget debate
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
Frustration with the rising cost of renovating the Statehouse spilled into the Senate’s debate Tuesday on the budget, with some members trying unsuccessfully to suspend the $172 million project.
Wolfpack won’t be denied
Baylor falls to team of destiny in overtime thriller
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kay Yow hugged her players as photographers took shot after shot. Then North Carolina State’s coach turned to the fans, smiled and triumphantly extended both arms to hold up a Wolfpack hand gesture.
Wood, Prior ailing again
March 21, 2007
Kerry Wood and Mark Prior could start the season on the Chicago Cubs’ disabled list.
Protect yourself from remodeling hazards
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C10
Sharp saw blades and nail-studded 2-by-4s are obvious home-remodeling hazards. But other dangers aren’t as easy to spot. For example, tiny fibers from insulation, or dust kicked up into the air when old walls come down, can settle on everything from doorknobs to the dinner table.
Educator sees three challenges for Lawrence district
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
Marlene Merrill, a former Lawrence school administrator, is ready for a comeback. But it’s not to work as an educator in Lawrence again. Merrill, 62, wants to use her education background to plan the future of local public schools.
Bush pushes energy agenda on K.C.-area auto plant tours
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
President Bush on Tuesday linked U.S. security with his push for alternative fuel vehicles and higher mileage standards as he toured two Kansas City-area auto plants.
U.N. mediator calls for Kosovo independence
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
A senior U.N. mediator has proposed that U.N.-administered Kosovo be granted independence, setting the stage for a diplomatic showdown between Russia and the West over the fate of Serbia’s troubled ethnic Albanian province.
Shoe deal is factor in Durant decision
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C8
Word is Kobe Bryant has already called Kevin Durant on behalf of Nike and that a shoe deal ranging between $30 million and $50 million simply needs to be presented.
U.S. official meets with Palestinian minister
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
The United States made its first contact with the new Hamas-Fatah coalition Tuesday, ending a yearlong diplomatic boycott of the Palestinian government.
Howland quite familiar with UCLA’s next foe
Thursday night will be lone time all season Bruins boss isn’t Pittsburgh’s biggest fan
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C4
UCLA coach Ben Howland left quite a legacy at Pittsburgh, including his longtime assistant, Jamie Dixon.
Tar Heels’ Davis undergoing chemo
Carolina football coach has cancerous growth removed
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C2
North Carolina football coach Butch Davis is undergoing chemotherapy after a dentist removed a cancerous growth from his mouth.
Belone guilty in beating death
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
A Douglas County jury on Tuesday convicted a Lawrence man of second-degree murder and three other charges in the beating death of his girlfriend last summer.
Extraditions sought in Chiquita terror probe
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
Colombia’s attorney general said Tuesday that his office would try to seek the extradition of eight executives from Chiquita Brands International, the Ohio banana company that last week admitted to paying $1.7 million to right-wing death squads that have killed thousands in this country’s long civil conflict.
Japanese mothers turning lunchbox fare into works of art
March 21, 2007 in print edition on D7
Kazumi Shimomura’s kitchen table is cluttered with tools not usually associated with cooking: A pair of tweezers, a razor knife and a digital camera. Her culinary style is just as unique.
KU softball falls to Sacramento
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C7
Kansas University’s softball team fell to the Sacramento State, 7-4, Tuesday. KU attempted a seventh-inning comeback, but fell one big hit short.
Cooking with Gibson’ recipes
March 21, 2007 in print edition on D2
Recipes from “Cooking with Gibson,” which was compiled by Cub Scout Pack 3013 to help the family of Gibson Huston:
Sin City’s favorite sons
UNLV regains its place among Vegas headliners
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C5
The Stardust hotel, imploded last week, is a pile of rubble, but “Titanic, the Exhibition,” is back “by popular demand” at the Tropicana.
Girls Night Out set for Thursday
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C10
Lawrence Express Network will offer a Girls Night Out event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Saffee’s, 911 Mass.
Kansas, Free State to try again today
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C7
Wet weather forced postponement of Tuesday afternoon’s scheduled Kansas University and Free State High baseball games.
Pump patrol
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Docking leads Kansas golfers
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C7
Senior Tyler Docking led the way for Kansas University’s men’s golf team Tuesday at the Western Intercollegiate as the Olathe native finished in third place. Kansas was able to move up two spots in the final round of play to finish the tournament tied for seventh with 871 shots.
Southern Illinois keeps clearing hurdles
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
It’s really an extraordinary tale if you think about it: a program without a big name, with minimal tradition to speak of and three coaching changes in the last five years.
Gun possession sends felon back to prison
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence man has been found guilty of possessing a gun as a felon and will be sent back to prison.
Keegan: Don’t let the name fool you
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
Southern Illinois University. It’s difficult to take that name as seriously as Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois. Yet, those schools are gone from the West bracket and Southern Illinois is one of the nation’s Sweet 16, just as its No. 4 seed projected.
Jankovich introduced at Illinois State
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
Tim Jankovich, who played basketball at Kansas State University, fell in love with his college rival the past four years while working on Mount Oread.
City may add Iowa St. turn lane
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
A stretch of Iowa Street notorious for collisions may get a center turn lane if city engineers can convince neighbors and state leaders that the project is worthwhile.
Protesters emphasize human cost of Iraq war
Activists stage march on fourth anniversary
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
A group of about 100 anti-war protesters rallied Monday in Lawrence to mark the fourth anniversary of the Iraq war’s beginning.
New York tackles its gnawing rat problem
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
“This is a New York City rat,” Robert Corrigan says, reaching into his bag and pulling out a nine-inch rodent. It’s light brown and - you are relieved to realize - dead and stuffed. He drops the critter in the lobby of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Tribeca, where it sits, paws splayed on the floor, ready to scare the tar out of a German tourist.
Legislative notebook
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
¢ Primary funding ¢ Drunken driving ¢ Official English
Roadway consultant on commission agenda
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Douglas County Commission tonight will discuss hiring a consultant to study future roadway corridors between U.S. Highway 59 and Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence.
Bulldog track looks to return to the top
March 21, 2007
It is the middle of March, their season has not even started yet and already Southwest Junior High’s track and field team is looking forward to the season-ending Bulldog Relays. The Bulldogs are used to winning the relays - considered Lawrence’s junior high city championship. The Southwest boy’s and girl’s squads swept the event eight straight years before last season.
Commentary: Durant should take it to next level
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C2
It was supposed to end with confetti showers and comparisons to Carmelo Anthony - not the Longhorns’ worst loss of the season.
Scout found alive after days in wilderness
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Michael Auberry could hear the adults calling his name and see the helicopters searching for him.
People in the news
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Ellen DeGeneres to develop line of humorous greeting cards ¢ Court orders paternity test for Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter
Memphis eager to quiet naysayers
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C4
A 24-game winning streak hasn’t convinced everyone that Memphis is a legitimate national championship contender.
KU academy helps youngsters take a swing
March 21, 2007
Last Monday night at Hoglund Ballpark about 30 kids participated in the Kansas University baseball team’s youth hitting academy. The hitting academies began back in October and run through the end of March.
Food industry reaching out to men
Male interest in cooking changes approach in print, television formats
March 21, 2007 in print edition on D2
A meat, potatoes and pasta upbringing in a family that gave little thought to food made Jason Weber an unlikely foodie candidate.
Nancy Boyda to have gallbladder surgery
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
Kansas Rep. Nancy Boyda plans to have surgery next month to remove her gallbladder, her chief of staff, Shanan Guinn, said Tuesday.
Louisiana governor won’t seek re-election
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco announced Tuesday that she would not seek re-election this fall.
Cheney goes to hospital with leg discomfort
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
Vice President Dick Cheney went to George Washington University Hospital on Tuesday morning after experiencing discomfort in his left lower leg, where a blood clot was recently discovered.
KU fans shooting for ‘fieldhouse vibe’
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A4
San Jose may not be on the water, but it is a certified member of the Bay Area community. And that means plenty of Jayhawks.
Lawrence Datebook
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
March 21, 2007
Bank fraud brings 27-month sentence
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Lawrence woman has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison in a bank fraud case.
Artest says he’s determined to repair his image
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C8
There is the image, and there is the man himself. And as is often the case when it comes to celebrity and living a front-page existence, the truth is likely somewhere in between.
Terrorism not over yet
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B7
Is anyone really surprised about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed’s “confession” that U.S. military officials released last week? After all, we have heard for years that he was the al-Qaida mastermind behind 9/11 and other atrocities.
Advanced Homecare earns a Gold Seal
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C10
Advanced Homecare LLC in Lawrence earned the Gold Seal of Approval and received accreditation from the Joint Commission.
Rep. Moran opposes agency plan to close 11 farm service offices
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
Rep. Jerry Moran has joined the growing opposition to the Farm Service Agency’s plan to close 11 Kansas offices, saying the agency that handles federal payments to farmers should at least wait until Congress finishes the 2007 farm bill.
Housing construction rebounds
But drop in building permits worrisome, analysts say
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C10
New home construction rebounded in February following a steep January slide. But analysts pointed to a further decline in building permits as a worrisome signal of future problems for the troubled housing industry.
Mayor says Maple Leaf Festival safe
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
Whether it was to spur “creative thinking” or plant a dagger in the heart of community planners, Baldwin City’s mayor got some attention recently when he suggested canceling this fall’s Maple Leaf Festival.
Senate advances plan to block hospital deal
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B4
Legislative leaders could prevent the state-funded medical school from affiliating with a nonprofit, Missouri-based hospital system under a proposal senators added Tuesday night to a budget bill.
2 dozen traffic signs, several mailboxes stolen
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Police in western Pennsylvania say the signs of theft were obvious - there were no signs.
Will ‘Lost’ secrets be un-Locked?
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
Last week’s “Lost” (9 p.m., ABC) wrapped up just as we saw captive Jack playing a friendly game of touch football with his former tormentors. And we received a hint that Ben knew a lot more about Locke’s past and motivations than suspected.
Russia pulls experts from Iran nuclear reactor
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
Russia is bringing home its technicians and engineers from Iran’s unfinished nuclear reactor site at a time of growing international pressure on Tehran to curb its atomic ambitions, U.S. and European representatives said Tuesday.
Law restores order
Point guard pivotal to Aggies’ turnaround
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C4
Moments after Texas A&M defeated Louisville to reach the regional semifinals, Acie Law was crying with joy. Aggies coach Billy Gillispie walked up to his star point guard and said, “Didn’t you believe me?”
On the record
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Hearing fails to discover cause of E. coli outbreak
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Despite an unprecedented investigation over the last six months, federal and state health officials said Tuesday that it is unlikely they will ever pinpoint the exact cause of bacterial contamination that caused a nationwide outbreak of illness from tainted spinach last year.
Buckeyes say they’ve grown since last tangle with Tennessee
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C4
When Ron Lewis’ name was announced at Ohio State’s winter graduation Sunday, there was a loud roar from the thousands packed into St. John Arena.
Kuhn remembered for passion for game
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C6
Bowie Kuhn was remembered Tuesday as a fierce and passionate advocate for baseball, dedicated to charitable work and now secure in the “big Hall of Fame.”
Idol’ contestants change their looks to fit the image of a star
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A2
If you haven’t memorized the names of all the “American Idol” singers yet, you surely know them by their hair choices.
Rescuers find more bodies in mine after blast
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A9
Rescuers on Tuesday found five more bodies in a Siberian coal mine rocked by a methane gas explosion, raising the death toll to 105 in Russia’s deadliest mining disaster in a decade.
Fire destroys home in Leavenworth County
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
A fire destroyed a house in Reno Township, which is located between Lawrence and Tonganoxie on U.S. Highway 24-40.
American crocodiles no longer endangered
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
American crocodiles, once reduced to a few hundred reclusive reptiles hidden among the mangroves of the deep Everglades, are crawling off the endangered species list.
Confession, Washington-style
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B7
Confession is good for the soul - even in Washington, D.C. How do I know? Because many there confess, albeit in the circuitous style of the Beltway.
Salina man recovering after Cat Tracker collision
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B3
A man who suffered serious brain injuries when his head struck an overpass in Lawrence while on the roof of a Kansas State football fan bus four months ago is slowly recovering, his family says.
Vegan benefits
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: In the March 14 article regarding fad diets, vegan Sylvester Graham was mistakenly labeled as “the originator of food fads.” It also was stated that “graham crackers are his contribution to healthy eating.” Actually his contributions to society are far more vast than a simple cracker.
Parks agents to patrol underage drinking
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B8
More officers will be patrolling for underage drinkers at state parks thanks to a grant.
Millions of flu shots to be trashed before new supply ready
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A5
Millions of doses of flu vaccine will expire at midnight June 30, unsold during this year’s mild flu season and written off as trash. Still perfectly good, and possibly useful for a few more years, the vaccine will wind up being destroyed.
Clinton making sense on Iraq
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
Surprise, surprise, a bold Democrat finally has told the truth about Iraq, a truth that goes like this: However chaotic it gets, we can’t just pack our bags and come home. Even if a Democrat is president, we’ve got serious business there and “so I think that we will have troops” in Iraq.
City’s annual compost giveaway is this week
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B1
The city’s Solid Waste Division this week will have its annual compost giveaway for people interested in using the material to enhance their gardens or flower beds.
Agreement allows new Mo. power plant
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B5
An agreement between Kansas City Power & Light and two other groups will allow the construction of a coal-fired plant near Weston, while also requiring the utility to make some environmentally friendly changes, the groups announced Tuesday.
Tribe tests glass-bottom deck 4,000 feet above canyon floor
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
Indian leaders and former astronauts stepped gingerly beyond the Grand Canyon’s rim Tuesday, staring through the glass floor and into the 4,000-foot chasm below during the opening ceremony for a new observation deck.
Commodities
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C10
Warhawk track team eager to get season under way
March 21, 2007
The West Warhawks started track practice last week in preparation for their first meet on March 27. About 160 students are participating in track this season, and even though they have only been practicing for a few days, Warhawks head coach Stan Frantz already likes what he has seen.
Ex-T-Bones skipper hired by St. Joe club
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C7
Al Gallagher, who spent the last four seasons managing the Kansas City T-Bones independent baseball team in the Northern League, is the new skipper of the St. Joe Blacksnakes.
Cutting fat: Make crunchy shrimp at home without the fryer
March 21, 2007 in print edition on D6
Don’t you love those succulent shrimp with the crunchy, golden coconut coating? You know, the ones they have at all the big chain restaurants.
Independence tops loyalty for prosecutors
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
In that intriguing corner of the world known as New Jersey, where I had the honor of pursuing news in the 1970s, little kids learn a civics lesson right about the same time they come to know the story of how Christopher Columbus whipped the Hessians and saved Atlantic City for Miss America.
Bush says he’ll fight subpoenas for aides
Democrats want answers in firings of U.S. prosecutors
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A3
A defiant President Bush warned Democrats Tuesday to accept his offer to have top aides speak about the firings of federal prosecutors only privately and not under oath, or risk a constitutional showdown from which he would not back down.
Free State Brewing is Best of the Best
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C10
Free State Brewing Co. received a Best of the Best award from Dine Out Kansas!, an initiative by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to recognize restaurants that offer healthy eating choices.
Contractor carrot
County officials were smart to offer an extra incentive to complete work on the Lecompton bridge ahead of schedule.
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B6
Congratulations to Douglas and Jefferson county commissioners for using both a carrot and a stick to try to ensure contractors complete repairs as quickly as possible to a bridge across the Kansas River.
Astronaut’s trial could start as early as July
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
State court officials Tuesday released dates in the case involving former astronaut Lisa Marie Nowak, who was charged with attacking a woman she viewed as a rival for another man’s attention.
Former strip mines turned into public haven for wildlife
March 21, 2007
When strip mining for coal ended more than 30 years ago in southeast Kansas, thousands of acres of scarred land were abandoned.
Earth’s wounds run deep
Ground collapses common in Galena
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A1
Undermining is just one aspect of the damaging environmental effects left from years of mostly unchecked mining practices that are still evident. In 1983 the federal government placed the southeast corner of the county on a priority list for environmental cleanup. It became a Superfund site for the Environmental Protection Agency to deal with.
Bill would block stricter local controls on guns
March 21, 2007 in print edition on B2
Local governments couldn’t impose their own restrictions on people’s ability to legally carry concealed guns under a bill that gained first-round approval Tuesday by the House.
California dreamin’
Hectic schedule suits Jayhawks
March 21, 2007 in print edition on C1
Back from Chicago late Sunday night. Off to San Jose, Calif., Tuesday afternoon. Life is a blur these days for Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches.
Lobbyists continue push for climate change
March 21, 2007 in print edition on A10
The fight against global warming is getting an extra push from lobbyists and lawmakers in a series of efforts aimed at spurring Congress to take decisive steps to reverse the negative trend of climate change.
Local girls feel pressure of AAU tryout
March 21, 2007
Basketball tryouts can be trying. Just ask the 31 girls who went through a two-day audition for the Northeast Lady Prospects, an Amateur Athletic Union basketball program, this weekend in Lawrence.