Archive for Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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KU baseball vs. Baker
Have you bought a T-shirt commemorating KU's national championship?

Poll results

Response Percent
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Nelson Krueger piloted "Shepherd One," a Boeing 727, during Pope John Paul II's 1979 U.S. visit. The Shepherd One insignia is on the sleeve of his jacket. Lawrence resident piloted Pope John Paul II’s plane
April 16, 2008 in print edition on 2A
As Pope Benedict XVI commences his first official visit in the U.S., longtime Lawrence resident Nelson Krueger recalls his own close-up view of a similar trip from the late Pope John Paul II.
9:00 a.m.
Harold and Alberta Leach have spent the last 20 years searching for their missing son, Randy, a 17-year-old who mysteriously disappeared after going to a party in 1988. Behind the Leaches is a picture of Randy, as the Leaches wave goodbye at their Linwood home to author Cindy Hutchison, who is writing a book about Randy's disappearance. 20 years gone
April 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Harold Leach pulls his car to the side of a rock road and points to the farm seven miles east of Linwood where his only son, Randy Wayne Leach, was last seen 20 years ago while attending a bonfire party. Harold and his wife, Alberta, now in their mid-60s, talk frankly about how the property has changed since they went looking for Randy there on the morning of April 16, 1988.
1:00 p.m.
Sarah Phillips, left, assistant director of annual giving for KU Endowment, and Kansas University senior Katie Ault, Topeka, a member of the Senior Advisory Board, fold T-shirts for Air Force ROTC cadets Ben Martin, front, Topeka, and Adam Jenkins, Springfield, Mo., as the two make donations for the senior class gift Tuesday at Wescoe Beach on the KU campus. Donations will pay for a Jayhawk sidewalk inlay in front of the David A. Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center. KU senior class leaves indelible gift
April 16, 2008 in print edition on 3A
It’s been hard to ignore Kansas University this year. Athletic achievements such as the Orange Bowl victory and the NCAA basketball championship have put KU in the spotlight nationally and geared up school spirit on campus.
4:00 p.m.
Fast foods
April 16, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, a long line of runners will be pounding the pavement along the seemingly endless hill that runs south up Mississippi Street to the Kansas University campus. The long, slow climb will be an early test of the runners, who will be hitting the hill just over four miles into the 13.1-mile Lawrence Half Marathon & 5K.
10:00 p.m.
KU's Jacob Breth hits the sand pit after taking a run at the long jump. Breth sits in seventh place after the first day of the decathlon at the Kansas Relays on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium. And they’re off!
April 17, 2008
Four events and five hours in, Kansas University’s Jacob Breth must have felt he had a crick in his neck from staring up at the decathlon field above him Wednesday afternoon during the 81st annual Kansas Relays.

All stories

Short but sweet
Lawrence’s support for the Kansas University football and basketball teams is strong, but university officials shouldn’t take it for granted.
April 16, 2008 in print edition on A11
There should be no question in the minds of Kansas University athletics department officials or administrators in Strong Hall about the interest, enthusiasm and loyalty of KU basketball fans.
Small ball lifts M’s
April 16, 2008 in print edition on B7
John McLaren didn’t need a bat or ball in spring training. He needed a pulpit.
NBA Roundup
April 16, 2008 in print edition on B8
Scores from around the league.
Chiefs to open at New England
Raiders will visit for Kansas City’s first home game
April 16, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Chiefs ended 2007 with a nine-game losing streak. Stopping the streak there could be difficult.