Archive for Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Also from March 12

On the street
Photo galleries
KU women vs. Nebraska KU football Pro Day & press conference 2008 All-Area Boys Basketball
Have you ever been unemployed, and if so, for how long?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’ve never been unemployed.
I once was unemployed for up to three months.
I once was unemployed for three to six months.
I once was unemployed for six months to a year.
I once was unemployed for more than a year.
I’m currently unemployed.
Total 366

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Bob Lominska has tapped into several silver maple trees on his property to get maple syrup. After drilling into his trees and hanging buckets, Lominska has collected around 5 gallons of raw sap so far this season. Maple market
March 11, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Bob Lominska is a farmer, so he knows about tending the land. But he also has an appreciation for what he calls “edible landscapes” - wild food sources that require little or no maintenance. As a child, Lominska found these wild food sources on the south shore of Long Island, where he gathered blueberries and wineberries and went fishing, crabbing and clamming.
7:00 a.m.
Major C. Edwards Jr., left, and Durell Jones face murder charges in the October 2006 shooting death of Anthony "Clacc" Vital. 2 charged in shooting death
March 12, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Douglas County authorities believe they’ve closed the book this week on a murder investigation that began 17 months ago with the discovery of a body on a private country lane. Two men, already in custody awaiting sentencing in federal cases, were charged in Douglas County with the murder of Lawrence hip-hop musician Anthony “Clacc” Vital, 28.
12:00 p.m.
Friends Lauren Courtney and Mark Miles use a computer at the Lawrence Workforce Center, 2540 Iowa, to look at job listings in the Lawrence area Tuesday. The  city's unemployment rate is 4 percent, about a half percent less than statewide average and about a full percent less than national average. Job rate here still better than nation’s
March 12, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Suzi Dorei spent Tuesday afternoon at the Lawrence Workforce Center polishing her resume and navigating her way through online job postings. As concerns grow about a worsening economy, Dorei said she’s also had to lower her expectations about how to make ends meet.
4:00 p.m.
The KU bench celebrates late in the game. Stayin’ alive
March 12, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Same old Kansas University women’s basketball team. Too many turnovers. Too many fouls. Too many : Wait a minute. The Jayhawks won.
11:45 p.m.
Kansas' LaChelda Jacobs, right, drives on OSU's Taylor Hardeman. Jacobs had 15 points in the Jayhawks' 82-62 loss Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. Municipal massacre
March 12, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Forget, heck. For Oklahoma State’s women’s basketball team, revenge was sweet. With visions of 2007 still dancing in their heads, the Cowgirls hully-gullied Kansas, 82-62, in a Big 12 Conference Tournament quarterfinal Wednesday night at Municipal Auditorium.

All stories

Sad scandals
The willingness of high-profile elected officials to engage in scandalous sexual behavior still baffles many observers.
March 12, 2008 in print edition on A9
Elected officials are human, but it nonetheless is disappointing and somewhat shocking when they make choices and engage in behavior that dishonor themselves and their families and raise questions about their fitness to serve the public.
NBA Roundup
March 12, 2008 in print edition on B6
Scores from around the league.