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Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose combined for 53 of Memphis' 78 points in a win over UCLA. How many will the two total against KU Monday night?

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12:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Brandon Rush slaps hands with fans as the Jayhawks take the court for practice in this file photo. KU worked out at the Alamodome in San Antonio on the eve of the 2008 national semifinal game against North Carolina. Let’s get it on
April 5, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Brandon Rush is a joy to be around during Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at his grandmother’s house in Kansas City, Mo.
9:00 a.m.
The Kansas Jayhawks huddle at center court before practice Friday at the Alamodome in San Antonio. KU meets North Carolina at 7:47 tonight in the Final Four of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Watch it on CBS, Sunflower Broadband channels 5, 13, 201. Countdown to tipoff
April 5, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Downtown Lawrence is going to be anything but business as usual for this evening’s NCAA Final Four game between Kansas University and North Carolina.
5:09 p.m.
Kansas' Brandon Rush works on his jumper during practice for the Final Four on Friday, April, 4, 2008 at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas. Final Four frenzy: Sights and sounds of Lawrence
April 5, 2008
Lawrence is buzzing about Kansas University’s Final Four game tonight against North Carolina.
7:30 p.m.
Kansas' Brandon Rush works on his jumper during practice for the Final Four on Friday, April, 4, 2008 at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas. See you Monday: KU to face Memphis in national championship
7:15 p.m., April 5, 2008 Updated 10:06 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO - So in the end, a 25-2 run which, pushed KU ahead 40-12 late in the first half, was enough. Despite a second half North Carolina rally Saturday night in San Antonio, the Jayhawks downed former coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heels 84-66. KU will meet Memphis Monday night for the 2008 NCAA national championship.

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KU fans are celebrating in the streets
10:53 p.m., April 5, 2008 Updated 11:36 p.m.
Fireworks are crackling over the night sky tonight as fans celebrate in the streets, on the sidewalks, inside cars and everywhere else in Lawrence.
6News Special Video: Final Four Postgame Coverage
April 5, 2008
After KU’s Final Four victory, the 6News team was on hand to bring you live updates from the celebrations in downtown Lawrence, analysis of the game, and postgame coverage from San Antonio.
Extra! Extra! Write the championship headline
April 5, 2008
So, just how would you capture the euphoria of victory - or, God forbid, the agony of defeat - in just a few words?
Final Four frenzy: Sights and sounds of Lawrence
April 5, 2008
Lawrence is buzzing about Kansas University’s Final Four game tonight against North Carolina.
Search called off
09:05 p.m., April 5, 2008 Updated 10:23 p.m.
Lawrence police are searching for a man who may be armed with a gun in the area of Ninth Street and Wellington Road.
See you Monday: KU to face Memphis in national championship
07:15 p.m., April 5, 2008 Updated 10:06 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO - So in the end, a 25-2 run which, pushed KU ahead 40-12 late in the first half, was enough. Despite a second half North Carolina rally Saturday night in San Antonio, the Jayhawks downed former coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heels 84-66. KU will meet Memphis Monday night for the 2008 NCAA national championship.
KU fans anticipate Final Four frenzy
April 5, 2008
Wake up to alarm at 5:50 a.m. Check. Starbucks coffee and muffin. Check. 6:15 a.m. sit outside Buffalo Wild Wings, 1012 Mass. St., with blankets and a chair to wait for doors to open at 10:30 a.m. Check.
Police investigate early-morning shooting
April 5, 2008
A 28-year-old Lawrence man was shot early Saturday morning inside Cross Town Tavern, 1919 Haskell Ave. Suite 6&7, Lawrence police Sergeant Susan Hadl said.
KU-UNC Matchups
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C7
No point guard in America is better at making his team play at a fast pace than Ty Lawson, averaging 12.8 points and 5.3 assists.
UCLA not slouching
Bruins know Memphis means business
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C5
Kevin Love on Friday made shots from halfcourt, three-quarters court and, in what has already become a signature of UCLA’s open NCAA Tournament workouts, Love launched a chest pass 94 feet and through the opposite basket.
Cal turns to Montgomery
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C2
California reportedly has turned to its biggest rival to find its new basketball coach, agreeing in principle Friday with former Stanford coach Mike Montgomery on a contract to replace the fired Ben Braun.
K.C. absorbs first setback
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C3
The Minnesota Twins’ second victory of the season came at a hefty price.
LHS girls 2nd, boys 6th at Topeka Relays
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C10
Lawrence High won four events - three on the girls side - at the Topeka Relays on Friday.
Department solicits more oil for reserve
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Energy Department said Friday it would continue putting oil into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve even as crude oil prices remain above $100 a barrel.
Strong storms hit Southern states
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
Strong thunderstorms toppled trees, knocked out power and damaged homes Friday in Mississippi and Alabama, while flooding in Kentucky forced evacuations and left a 2-year-old girl dead.
Lied Center reveals next season
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
Evolution, classical-jazz collaborations and world exploration will be among the themes of the 2008-2009 series at the Lied Center.
Provisional ballots confirm passage of local option budget
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A1
The result stayed the same. After county officials counted provisional ballots Friday morning, Tuesday’s vote on whether to increase the school district’s local option budget was finalized. The measure passed by 61 votes, 3,819 to 3,758.
Legislature has a lot left to do
Three-month session ends with ‘nothing noteworthy’ accomplished
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
State lawmakers Friday ended the major part of the legislative session a lot like they started it on Jan. 14 - arguing about coal-fired power plants, illegal immigration and health care.
Democratic voters feel generation gap
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B6
It seems that the presidential primary season has outlived its welcome, rather like winter in northern New England where the snowdrifts have delayed our annual appointment with crocuses. But there are times when even frozen ground can be surprisingly fertile.
Behavior screening an inexact science
Airport specialists hunt for terror, mostly find fake IDs
April 5, 2008 in print edition on E8
To the untrained eye, the man looked like any other traveler as he waited in line at Kennedy Airport. But something about the way he was acting caught the attention of two security screeners.
Martyr videos’ shown during airline plot trial
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A9
In chilling videos shown to a jury Friday, men accused of plotting to bring down jetliners over the Atlantic called for revenge for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and praised Osama bin Laden.
Workers, civil rights leaders mark 40th anniversary of King’s slaying
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A6
White-haired veterans of the sanitation workers’ strike that brought the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis in 1968 marked the 40th anniversary Friday of his assassination by marching to the motel where he was cut down by a sniper’s bullet.
School threats go high tech with text messaging
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A4
Hoover High canceled a student rally Friday because of anonymous text messages that threatened a campus shooting. Across town, students at Sunnyside High and Ayer Elementary schools went into a 30-minute lockdown Friday for the same reason: someone had threatened students via anonymous text messages.
News analysis: Government recession-fighting record is mixed
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B4
If history is any guide, government efforts to combat recessions often come too late to do much good. Furthermore, such efforts can sow the seeds for the next downturn.
KU loses on walk
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C10
Kansas University closer Paul Smyth surrendered a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning, forcing in the winning run that ended the KU baseball team’s comeback bid.
LSU hires Duke AD
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C2
Joe Alleva is leaving Duke to become LSU’s athletic director.
Ex- guard guilty of firearms charge in escape
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B5
A former prison guard romantically involved with one of the two inmates she helped escape pleaded guilty Friday to a federal firearms charge, telling family members she now realizes she was used.
Horoscopes
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D7
For every action, there is a reaction. Your life this year could be a study in this very theory. You could make waves. Claim your power, allowing many more opportunities to head in your direction.
Calipari, Memphis prove doubters wrong
Tigers reach Final Four despite ‘flaws’
April 5, 2008
Although most coaches will tell you that they don’t listen to critics, Memphis coach John Calipari admits that he has heard just about every negative thing uttered about his ballclub this season.
States bar vets from using lethal-injection drugs in animals
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
Nearly all lethal injection executions have occurred in states where veterinarians are not allowed to use the same method to euthanize animals, according to a new study.
Kansas and the NCAA Tournament
April 5, 2008
Tournament records
Bush, Putin at odds over NATO expansion, missile defense
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, winding down an uneasy partnership frayed by rising tensions, sought to put relations on a stronger footing Friday with mutual assurances there will be no new Cold War.
Fossilized feces may date earliest N. Americans
April 5, 2008
Hold the potty humor, please, but archaeologists digging in a dusty cave in Oregon have unearthed fossilized feces that appear to be the oldest biological evidence of humans in North America.
Countdown to tipoff
Got a game plan? Get in the door early, be prepared for rules
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A1
Downtown Lawrence is going to be anything but business as usual for this evening’s NCAA Final Four game between Kansas University and North Carolina.
Australian wreck mystery endures
Photos can’t answer questions of how ship sank, what happened to crew
April 5, 2008 in print edition on E8
A remote-controlled submarine scouring the shipwrecked remains of an Australian warship has revealed new clues to a World War II battle that cost more than 700 lives. But the mystery persists: What caused Australia’s worst maritime tragedy?
Let’s get it on
Rush fired up for Final Four
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C1
Brandon Rush is a joy to be around during Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at his grandmother’s house in Kansas City, Mo.
Rock admits hiring detective
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D7
Chris Rock testified at a private eye’s racketeering trial Friday that he hired the man to investigate a model who demanded money after claiming she was pregnant with his baby, and who later accused him of sexual assault.
Final Four capsule
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C5
¢ Kansas vs. North Carolina¢ Memphis vs. UCLA
UCLA at a glance
April 5, 2008
UCLA’s NCAA Tourney history
Ryan Wood’s UNC notebook
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C8
North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough is the star of the team, but strong attention needs to be given to guards Wayne Ellington (16.6 points per game) and Ty Lawson (12.8 ppg).
Lions hold off Olathe North
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C10
The Lawrence High baseball team held on to its lead Friday, defeating Olathe North, 12-9.
Birth control options abound for women over 40
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A4
Birth control choices are wider these days for women 40 and older - a group that once viewed its options as pretty much limited to tube-tying surgery and condoms.
Second coal plant bill OK’d
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday vowed to veto a second bill approved by the Legislature that would allow the construction of two 700-megawatt coal-fired plants.
Risky sex: Study links erotic images to financial gambles
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A5
A new brain-scan study may help explain what’s going on in the minds of financial titans when they take risky monetary gambles: sex.
Compromise immigration bill stalls in House
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
A compromise immigration bill’s best chance for reaching Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is House members reversing course and allowing a vote on the measure when they return April 30 from their spring break.
On the record
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
A 21-year-old Lawrence woman reported a HP Pavillion notebook laptop was stolen between Nov. 23 and March 31.
KU relay team, hurdler advance to Texas finals
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C10
Kansas University’s 400-meter relay team and hurdler Julius Jiles advanced Friday to the finals of their events at the Texas Relays.
Pump patrol
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.12 at BP Amoco, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Hansbrough bags awards
Drake’s Davis named top coach
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C2
Tyler Hansbrough had a very busy Friday morning on the biggest weekend of his young basketball career.
Kittel ready to take the bench
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
Peggy Kittel can now drop the “pro tem” from her title as Douglas County District Court judge.
Cheers - not tomatoes - greet Williams
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C8
North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams wondered early Friday if he would have “37 people throw tomatoes at me” when he stepped on the court for the Tar Heels’ open practice later in the day.
Bills mailed for personal property tax
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Douglas County Treasurer mailed second-half personal property tax bills on Friday.
Simons: KU basketball fans should thank both Self and Williams
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
One of these days - it’s almost useless to try to predict when - but one of these days, the majority of those in Lawrence who have nothing good to say about former Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams will either have passed on, left Lawrence or realized how silly, small and foolish they have been.
Chamber transition
The search for a new CEO will present both challenges and opportunities for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B6
When any high-profile leader steps down - whether it’s a county or city administrator, a university chancellor or a chamber CEO - it gives a community the opportunity to assess its goals and priorities.
Commentary: Don’t complain about No. 1 seeds
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B2
All right, you can’t have it both ways. Either you love it when one of the little guys - a George Mason or James Madison or any school with a first and last name - sneaks into the NCAA Final Four, or you think this year’s edition is how it should be.
Woman awarded $2.1M in discrimination suit
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B8
Kansas City officials say they plan to appeal a jury’s $2.1 million award to a woman who claimed she was passed over for a city judgeship because she’s white.
Shelter to ask city for support
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence Community Shelter is broadening its search to find money to build a new homeless shelter to replace its controversial operations in downtown Lawrence.
Stocks tally weekly gains
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B4
U.S. stocks capped a mixed session Friday by striking solid weekly gains as investors seemingly took in stride dismal data on the unemployment front, with the Labor Department reporting the steepest monthly job losses in five years.
Patrol releases crash victims’ names
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B8
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the two people killed in the crash of a pickup truck and a semitrailer southwest of Wichita were Oklahomans.
Meier all over field
QB/WR/P set to reprise role in ‘08
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C10
It’s a moment in time etched in history on the cover of Sports Illustrated - a perfectly floated ball into the outstretched arms of a Kansas University wide receiver as the November sunlight shines down on the Memorial Stadium field.
Clintons had income of $109M since 2000
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Clinton made nearly $109 million since they left the White House, capitalizing on the world’s interest in the former first couple and lucrative business ventures.
Government sues to collect indecency fines
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
In an unusual move, the Justice Department sued Fox Broadcasting Co. and another broadcaster Friday to collect $56,000 in fines for the broadcast of a raunchy reality show in 2003 that included scenes from bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Suspect arrested in reported rape
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
A 26-year-old Topeka man was arrested early Friday morning on one count of rape.
Tar Heels’ ‘Psycho T’ an intense competitor
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C8
Tyler Hansbrough’s favorite “Psycho T” moment came Jan. 9, when North Carolina’s basketball team played UNC-Asheville. It was that night that Hansbrough, UNC’s 6-foot-9 star forward, drove the lane and threw an eye-popping dunk down over 7-7 center Kenny George.
Montgomery gets death for killing pregnant woman
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B5
Lisa Montgomery was sentenced to death Friday for killing a Missouri mother-to-be and cutting the baby from the woman’s womb.
Children removed from religious retreat
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
State authorities took custody Friday of 18 girls who had been living at a secretive West Texas religious retreat built by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.
Biggest job loss in 5 years sets off recession alarms
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
It’s no longer a question of recession or not. Now it’s how deep and how long.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 5, 1908: “Postmaster Irving Hill has given figures showing that the local post office had its business increase near 13 percent the past year.”
Skybus announces shutdown
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
Low-cost carrier Skybus Airlines is shutting down today and plans to file for bankruptcy protection next week, becoming the latest of the nation’s airlines to fall because of rising fuel costs and a slowing economy.
Open book
Writers hope to spark interfaith dialogue during trip to Lawrence
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D1
Running through an airport, Dru Sampson did what many of us do: She picked up a book at the terminal newsstand and raced to her gate, her in-flight entertainment now in hand. As she walked down the aisle to her seat, she had no idea the book she was about to crack would affect her mind and soul, and lead her to be so inspired she wanted to bring the book’s authors to her hometown, Lawrence.
Success in life
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I am a 15-year-old Kansas Jayhawker that is head over “heels” for the Jayhawks and anyone that plays North Carolina.
Pirates seize French luxury yacht
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
Pirates seized control of a French luxury yacht carrying 30 crew members Friday off the coast of Somalia, the French government and the ship’s owner said.
Government plans to cut length of Army combat tours
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Bush administration plans to announce next week that U.S. soldiers’ combat tours will be reduced from 15 months to 12 months in Iraq and Afghanistan beginning later this summer, The Associated Press has learned.
4-H and FCE news
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D3
4-H and FCE news from Lawrence
Democratic trade rhetoric misses mark
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B6
Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, who seem to be competing over who is the fiercest critic of the U.S. free-trade deals with Mexico and other Latin American countries, should pay a visit to this South American capital. It would only take them a few minutes to realize how wrong they are.
KU celebrates math this month
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
Get out your pencils and calculators. Kansas University is celebrating national Math Awareness Month with events for students and the public.
People in the news
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D7
¢ Cage’s libel suit against Kathleen Turner settled¢ DiCaprio buys condo that’s eco-friendly¢ UK may let Snoop Dogg into country after all
Faith Forum: What have you learned from people who practice other faiths?
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D1
¢ Different words offer same message: Judy Roitman, guiding teacher, Kansas Zen Center¢ Life, faith product of many religions: Charles Gruber, Sufi minister, student of Zen Buddhism and member of the Oread Friends Meeting
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B6
The City Commission was still studying the downtown redevelopment procedures it considered most effective and had not formally decided on a city staff evaluation program that had been suggested.
Democrats decide not to hold do-over primary
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
Michigan Democrats are not going to hold a do-over presidential primary.
US bomber catches fire at base in Qatar
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
A U.S. military B-1 bomber caught fire Friday after landing at an American base in the Middle East. All crew members escaped safely.
Church celebrates 150 years of faith and community
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D1
First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, celebrates 150 years Sunday with a number of activities.
Around and about
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D5
Around and about Lawrence
U.S. to raise Afghanistan force
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A9
The United States intends to send many more combat forces to Afghanistan next year, regardless of whether troop levels in Iraq are cut further this year, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.
School board president named to council
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B3
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has named Lawrence school board President Linda Robinson to the P-20 Education Council.
Club news
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D3
Club news from Lawrence
PM reverses course, freezes raids against Shiite militias
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A8
In a dramatic reversal, Iraq’s prime minister ordered a nationwide freeze Friday on Iraqi raids against Shiite militants, bowing to demands by anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr only one day after promising to expand the crackdown to Baghdad.
Zimbabwe war veterans march in show of support for president
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A9
War veterans marched Friday in Zimbabwe’s capital - a muscular show of support for President Robert Mugabe, whose party said he would fight to retain his 28-year grip on power in a runoff election with the opposition leader.
1 serial shooter suspect pleads guilty
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A5
One of two suspects charged in a series of random shootings that killed seven people in the Phoenix area pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of first-degree murder.
Keegan: Two KU seniors as tough as Tyler
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C1
Consider the names of some of the players who shot jumpers inside the Alamodome on Friday afternoon during their tune-up sessions for the Final Four: Mario Chalmers, Darren Collison, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Wayne Ellington, Danny Green, Ty Lawson, Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, Brandon Rush, Russell Westbrook.
Chamber of Commerce president departing
Search committee to be appointed within a week
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A1
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s top administrator is leaving. Lavern Squier, the chamber’s president and chief executive officer for nearly five years, no longer will be employed by the chamber once an “appropriate transition period” has passed, the organization’s board of directors announced Friday.
Memphis at a glance
April 5, 2008
Memphis’ NCAA Tournament History
Wrong photo
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: You ruined my day! Our house is bursting with KU excitement. My kids are wearing KU tattoos on their cheeks, KU basketball jerseys, shorts, T’s, Crocs and sweatshirts.
Court dates set for Brandon Rush
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
Kansas University junior basketball guard Brandon Rush has a Missouri court date related to a family court and child support case when the season ends.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C7
Bill Self’s attorney, Stuart Campbell of Tulsa, Okla., caused a commotion when asked by the Tulsa World if his client could become Oklahoma State’s next basketball coach.
Blackwater contract renewed for a year
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A2
Amid investigations into fatal shootings of civilians and allegations of tax violations, Blackwater USA’s multimillion-dollar contract to protect diplomats in Baghdad has been renewed, the State Department said Friday.
Risky pain relief
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D1
More is not more effective when it comes to over-the-counter pain relievers containing acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol.
Sick of taxes
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Linda Robinson states, “I would think the students would be worth a cup of coffee a month.” I agree with Linda, a student’s education is priceless, but let’s get real!
Uniform hazard
April 5, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: The photo in Monday’s Journal World showing Sherron Collins going up for a shot while guarded by a UNLV player is a perfect illustration to show how the current fashion in basketball uniforms is getting in the way of the game.
I dated a house thiiiiiiiiiis big!
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D7
Nothing enhances a cable reality show like a reality star, particularly one from a more popular network show. Look for former “Bachelor” contestant Bob Guiney on the real-estate series “Date My House” (7:30 p.m., today, TLC).
Scouting news
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D3
Scouting news from Lawrence
Disease-free roses
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D1
An early-season spray against black spot on roses will go a long way toward keeping plants disease-free.
Picnic’ could be regional favorite
The opera adaptation of William Inge’s play may have what it takes to become an important Midwestern standard
April 5, 2008 in print edition on D8
Deep in the corner of the Murphy Hall expansion, carved out of the old marching band room, lays the cozy Robert Baustian Theatre, formerly known as the Black Box Theatre. A humbler space for the world premiere of a new opera couldn’t possibly exist. But then “Picnic” is a humble story about ordinary Kansans.
ISP contracts can leave few rights for subscribers
Fine print may let Internet providers read your e-mail
April 5, 2008 in print edition on A7
What’s scary, funny and boring at the same time? It could be a bad horror movie. Or it could be the fine print on your Internet service provider’s contract. Those documents you agree to - usually without reading - ostensibly allow your ISP to watch how you use the Internet, read your e-mail or keep you from visiting sites it deems inappropriate.
North Carolina at a glance
April 5, 2008
North Carolina’s NCAA Tourney history
KU has had stellar go-to guys
April 5, 2008
Kansas University won the national college basketball titles in 1952 and 1988 with genuine All-America superstars hubbing their effort - Clyde Lovellette and Danny Manning.
Howland’s Final Four run ‘mind-boggling’
April 5, 2008
Even on a list of coaches that includes industry greats Roy Williams, John Calipari and, of course, Kansas University’s Bill Self, the man of the hour at this Final Four seems to be UCLA coach Ben Howland.
Robinson puts himself last
April 5, 2008
His position, point guard, is called in basketball parlance a “1.” He wears No. 3. Perhaps No. 5 would be more appropriate. If Kansas University senior Russell Robinson were to write an autobiography based on his basketball approach, he could call it, “I am Fifth.”
Jayhawks’ Stewart suffers bad break
April 5, 2008 in print edition on C1
Rodrick Stewart slipped on a wet spot on the Alamodome floor as he went up to attempt an acrobatic slam dunk at the end of Kansas University’s shootaround Friday afternoon. Just like that, the senior’s college basketball career was over.