Archive for Friday, March 14, 2008

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KSU vs. Texas A&M KU vs. Nebraska
Would you buy an electric-powered car?

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Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Steve Stewart, fleet manager for the city, shows off Lawrence's electric car in this 2008 file photo. City commissioners are being asked to apply for up to $250,000 in federal stimulus funds that would create new “fueling stations” for electric-hybrid cars, and also allow the city and county to add four new electric vehicles to their fleet. City’s electric vehicle hits road
March 13, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It looks funny to everybody but the person who pays the fuel bill. Since November, the city’s parking control unit has been using a red-and-white, bubble-looking, small-wheeled machine that acts like a golf cart on steroids.
9:00 a.m.
Mark Samuels, who runs his business from his home, points to his inventory on temporary shelves in his office in New Orleans in this file photo. Samuels, president and founder of New Orleans-based Basin Street Records, is haggling with ICF's Road Home aid program over the amount of compensation he is due. Thousands of Katrina victims still waiting for relief checks
March 14, 2008 in print edition on 7A
Two and a half years after Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of miserable homeowners are still waiting for their government rebuilding checks, and many complain they can’t even get their calls returned.
1:00 p.m.
Juan Ortiz, a Lenexa resident and 2007 Kansas University graduate, plays Whack-a-Mole on Thursday in KCLive!, the area that is the centerpiece of the Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City, Mo. Basketball fans are converging on the newly revitalized district just west of the Sprint Center for this weekend's Big 12 basketball tournament. New KC attractions lure fans
March 14, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It’s about time. This precisely is what a vibrant downtown begins to look like. The first day of the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament was being played next door at the Sprint Center, and basketball fans not inside were enjoying the mild weather Thursday and hanging out in the new Power & Light District just west of the arena.
4:00 p.m.
Miles Bonny is the organizer behind INnatesounds, a hip-hop crew that is releasing its debut disc. The roots of the crew can be traced to Lawrence, where Bonny developed his producing/performance skills. Crew call
March 14, 2008 in print edition on 1C
For the first half of this decade, Miles Bonny came to exemplify the Lawrence hip-hop scene. Now the singer/producer has expanded his reach in all directions.
5:40 p.m.
Kansas guard Mario Chalmers takes a pass on the wing during warmups Friday, March 14, 2008 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. A true survive-and-advance story: KU downs NU, 64-54
5:38 p.m., March 14, 2008 Updated 8:14 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It took about 20 minutes longer than would have been expected, given how Kansas University looked in its final four regular season outings, but the Jayhawks survived and advanced to the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament. The key 10-2 run in the Jayhawks’ 64-54 win over Nebraska came immediately after halftime, with KU trailing 27-22. KU shot just 8-of-17 in the first 20 minutes, failing to find any offensive flow with leading scorer Darrell Arthur having hoisted just one shot. The run was keyed by a Darnell Jackson dunk right off the bat thanks to a Mario Chalmers steal. Chalmers then cashed a three from atop the key, and following a Brandon Rush reverse layup while drawing a foul, Nebraska was never officially back in it, despite technically staying within range until the closing minutes.

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Recreation calendar
March 14, 2008 in print edition on B7
Sports and recreation in Lawrence
Initiative pays off
Lucrative development in Wyandotte County has set an example Douglas County should study.
March 14, 2008 in print edition on A10
A great deal is being made about the redeveloped Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City and how the Sprint Center is going to pump new life and excitement into the area.
WVU sends UConn home
Pittsburgh gives boot to No. 13 Louisville
March 14, 2008 in print edition on B6
One year has made a remarkable difference for Joe Alexander and West Virginia.