Archive for Tuesday, April 8, 2008

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Audio clips
On the street
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Jayhawks return
Which program is more likely to repeat its 2007-08 success in 2008-09?

Poll results

Response Percent
KU Football (12-1, Orange Bowl Champs)
KU Basketball (37-3, National Champs)
Total 3812
You know it's spring because ...

Poll results

Response Percent
The college basketball season is over.
It’s getting warmer, right?
Baseball season has started.
I smell rain.
The kids will be out of school in eight weeks.
Total 72

Lead stories

12:05 a.m.
Kansas coach Bill Self pumps the net after the clipping ceremony. Self and the Jayhawks won the national title in his fifth year at KU. 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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University's Mario Chalmers (15) leads the celebration as time runs out on the Jayhawks' 75-68 overtime victory over Memphis. Chalmers hit a three-pointer to tie it with 2.1 seconds left in regulation, and the Jayhawks went on to win their first national title in 20 years. Mario and the miracle!
April 8, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Mario Chalmers raced to his mother, Almarie, and hugged her tightly on the Alamodome court, streamers falling from the rafters after Kansas University’s one-for-the-ages 75-68 national championship victory over Memphis on Monday night.
8:00 a.m.
Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse was pure frenzy, as more than 10,000 fans like sisters Allie Clay, 18, left, a Kansas University student, and Katie Clay, 17, both of Council Grove, showed their love of the 'Hawks Monday night. We’re better than everyone’
April 8, 2008 in print edition on 2A
Jessica Greenwood, a Kansas University senior, stood in the middle of Massachusetts Street, under the glow of hundreds of cell-phone snapshots and digital camera flashes, knowing that she needed to capture the moment forever.
12:00 p.m.
The Kansas Jayhawks go wild with jubilation following the Jayhawks National Championship win over Memphis Monday, April 7, 2008 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Keegan: Kansas’ best - ever
April 8, 2008 in print edition on 8C
The shot was in the air as the game clock ticked down to 2.1 seconds. The right guy shot it. Just another big shot in a lifetime full of them for Mario Chalmers, who witnessed a Final Four in the same building in 2004. It misses and it goes down as another near miss for another outstanding Kansas team.
10:00 p.m.
KU basketball players and national champions, from left, Mario Chalmers, Sherron Collins and Brandon Rush take in the atmosphere Tuesday of more than 25,000 fans at Memorial Stadium. Welcome back, champs!
April 8, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Despite the rain, despite the cold and despite a party that did not end until 2 or 3 in the morning, about 25,000 Jayhawk fans poured into Memorial Stadium on Tuesday afternoon to fete their national champion basketball team.

All stories

Funding fairness
Earmarks help members of Congress “bring home the bacon,” but are they adding too much pork to the federal budget?
April 8, 2008 in print edition on B7
The national debate about congressional budget earmarks is hitting close to home.
Uphill march
K.C. has reason for hope in early going
April 8, 2008 in print edition on D1
Trey Hillman struck up a conversation with a stranger at a coffee shop and quickly realized how skeptical long-suffering Kansas City fans can be.
Arthur comes up big
Shady’ talks it up, then backs it up
April 8, 2008 in print edition on C3
All it took was Darrell Arthur opening his mouth. Seriously, that’s it.
Under the big top
Lawrence resident shares memories of one-day gig with traveling circus
April 8, 2008 in print edition on E1
Editor’s note: Joseph Wettengel is a Lawrence resident who worked a day for the circus in the mid-1960s. This is his story of that day: