Archive for Monday, April 7, 2008

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Tempe Harty, left, of Eudora, gives Jackie Stiles, of Wichita, a beer Sunday as she crosses the finish line of the Brew to Brew Run in North Lawrence. Competitors ran 43.5 miles from Kansas City, Mo., to Lawrence, either solo or in relay teams. The annual run benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 2,000 make annual brew run
April 6, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Tom Whalen crossed the finish line in Sunday’s Brew to Brew Run, dropped to the ground and vomited. “It was hard,” said the St. Louis resident, who ran the 43.5-mile course in five hours, 27 minutes and 45 seconds, the first solo finisher.
8:00 a.m.
The outcome of Kansas' run for the national title will be determined this evening at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Twenty years have passed since the Jayhawks won their last national title. Neither Kansas' head coach Bill Self nor Memphis' head coach John Calipari have ever won a national title, though both coaches cut their teeth in Lawrence working for former KU coach Larry Brown. Stage set for championship
April 7, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence is no longer on Earth. It’s on Cloud Nine. “It’s unbelievable,” said Ryan Owens, manager of Jock’s Nitch, 837 Mass. “The buzz - it’s electric here in town.” The Jayhawks’ stomping of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels Saturday night drew people to the streets, where a general state of glee continued Sunday.
12:00 p.m.
Darcy Stefanik and Alexis Kruse, juniors at KU, have been waiting outside Quinton's Bar and Grill in downtown Lawrence since 7 a.m.  Quinton's will seat people for tonight's NCAA national championship game starting at 4 p.m. Fans line up downtown for tonight’s championship game
April 7, 2008
So what if the game doesn’t start until 8:21 p.m. If you want to win a championship, it is all about preparation - and waiting in line.
4:00 p.m.
Bill Self and John Calipari Keegan: Calipari, Self cut from same cloth
April 7, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Memphis basketball coach John Calipari could buy a mattress store or three with cash today if he so desired, but it wasn’t always that way.
7:30 p.m.
Kansas warms up prior to the start of the national championship game against Memphis Monday, April 7, 2008 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. KU secures 2008 NCAA crown, 75-68 in overtime over Memphis
3:27 p.m., April 7, 2008 Updated 10:55 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO - Mario Chalmers gave his team the hope when it seemed to be fading, and after his last-gasp three-pointer fell late in regulation, his teammates helped do the rest in overtime, as KU secured its third NCAA national title in school history Monday night in San Antonio with a 75-68 win over Memphis. Chalmers finished with 18 points, second only to Darrell Arthur who led all Jayhawks with 20, and KU overcame a late second-half deficit which at one point was as large as nine.

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Ochoa bags another major title
Mexican phenom takes five-stroke victory at Nabisco
April 7, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lorena Ochoa, the Mexican star who once struggled in the majors, now is making them look easy.
Citizen awareness may be the best way to sidetrack deadly disasters at schools.
April 7, 2008 in print edition on A9
As stories continue to mount about deadly attacks in American schools, we become increasingly frustrated about how to head off such inexplicable tragedies.