Archive for Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Also from April 15

On the street
Photo galleries
Spring game
Are you getting money back from your federal tax return?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t know because I still haven’t completed my taxes.
Total 519

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Blue team cornerback Kendrick Harper (24) looks to snag a fumble by White team running back Carmon Boyd-Anderson as he is trailed by linebacker James Holt. Harper ran the recovery in for the Blue team's first touchdown. The Blue team defeated the White team, 17-3, on Monday at Memorial Stadium. Spring slopfest
April 15, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Kansas University’s spring football game ended fittingly - a bullet pass by Todd Reesing down the middle of the field, right off Dezmon Briscoe’s hands and to the turf. An oopsie. One of many.
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Joshua York was tased by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper after the Kansas-North Carolina game on Saturday after he refused to throw away his glass beer bottle. York said the officer never explained that glass bottles weren't allowed downtown and that the situation could have been avoided with better communication. Tasing interrupts basketball celebration
April 15, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Joshua York was ready to celebrate. Kansas University’s men’s basketball team had just defeated North Carolina in the Final Four, and he was heading to downtown Lawrence to join the crowd. But his chance to join the approximately 20,000 Jayhawk fans on Massachusetts Street ended quickly April 5 when he was tased twice by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper on hand to assist Lawrence police with crowd control.
1:00 p.m.
Kathi Firns-Hubert, of Lawrence, raises her tax return overhead as she hustles through gauntlet of local residents gathered to cheer on last-minute tax filers at the downtown post office in Lawrence in this file photo. The tax day tradition, now more than 20 years strong, includes a performance by the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band in the post office. More filers going online
April 15, 2008 in print edition on 1A
For two decades, they’ve been procrastinators’ best friends on Tax Day. They are the musicians and cloggers who lighten the mood at the Lawrence post office, 645 Vt., for those rushing in, as late as midnight, to send off their tax returns.
4:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Kitty Gray is pictured on the playground of Hillcrest School named after her son, Ryan Gray, who died in 1990 of a brain tumor. Ryan was adopted as the unofficial mascot of the 1988 Kansas University national championship basketball team. Gray matters
April 15, 2008 in print edition on 1C
The accomplishments of the 1988 Kansas University basketball team ensured names such as Danny Manning and Larry Brown were placed into the annals of Jayhawks lore. But another name became just as synonymous with that national championship team to the people of Lawrence.

All stories

KSU freshmen declare for draft
Beasley going pro; Walker eligible but may withdraw
April 15, 2008 in print edition on B2
After putting together one of the best freshman seasons ever, Michael Beasley is headed to the NBA.
Lawmakers demand Iraq pay its own way
April 15, 2008 in print edition on A2
Iraq’s financial free ride may be over.
Pharmacy support
Additional state funding should allow Kansas University to better meet an important state health care need.
April 15, 2008 in print edition on A7
Perhaps the best news Kansas University has gotten from the Kansas Legislature this year was approval of $50 million to expand the KU School of Pharmacy.