Archive for Sunday, March 16, 2008

Also from March 16

Audio clips
Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. UT Modern architecture KU architecture professor Dennis Domer shares
Who presents the biggest threat to KU in the Midwest bracket?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. 2 Georgetown
No. 5 Clemson
No. 3 Wisconsin
No. 11 Kansas State
No. 4 Vanderbilt
No. 6 Southern Cal
Someone else
Total 1722

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Dennis Domer, a retired Kansas University architecture professor, points out some of the good examples of contemporary architecture at Fire Station 5 at 19th and Iowa streets. Domer likes the natural lighting that the abundance of windows supplies. Stuck in time?
March 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The location has grown into a forgettable one - or at least, one that most would like to forget. Particle boards cover the windows of the former sandwich shop, and weathered shake shingles hang loosely from the side of the bygone bar The Crossing.
1:45 p.m.
Kansas guard Mario Chalmers drives against Texas guard A.J. Abrams during the second half. Chalmers had 13 points and five assists against the Longhorns on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. KU wins third straight Big 12 Tourney, knocks off Texas 84-74
2:04 p.m., March 16, 2008 Updated 4:18 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In what was by far the most entertaining and hard-fought game of the Big 12 Tournament, KU outlasted Texas 84-74, claiming the Jayhawks third straight league tourney crown. All three have come by beating the Longhorns, and Sunday’s victory was fueled by a career-high 30 points from Mario Chalmers, coming just 24 hours after he was limited to four points in a semifinal win over Texas A&M. Chalmers did so on 8-of-12 three-point shooting, while Brandon Rush, who stroked five treys a day earlier, was 6-of-9 from deep, finishing with 19 points. Darrell Arthur also answered the offensive bell, too, scoring 16 points.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas fans go wild in the stands as the Jayhawks begin to pull away from the Longhorns in the second half Sunday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. After the Kansas University men's basketball team defeated the University of Texas, 84-74, and claimed the Big 12 Conference championship, it was named the No. 1 seed in the NCAA's Midwest Region. With the Jayhawks kicking off play in the tournament at 11:25 a.m. Thursday in Omaha, many fans are expected to follow, even though the Qwest Center is sold out for the game. Jayhawks hit the road to Omaha
March 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Twenty years ago, Kansas University’s men’s basketball team won the 1988 national title, starting its run with two games in Nebraska and two in Detroit before the Final Four. If the two-decade championship funk will be broken this year, it will take the same path.

All stories

US Mint wants to make sense of coins
Skyrocketing metal prices cause cost of making currency to exceed value
March 16, 2008 in print edition on E1
No more penny for your thoughts. It’s 1.7 cents. And start thinking more of the nickel, because it’s worth a dime.
Harold Perrineau returns to ABC’s ‘Lost’
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D6
So Michael is on the boat, but what’s he been up to all this time?
Spitzer kept his dealings secret until he no longer could
March 16, 2008 in print edition on E12
Eliot Spitzer finally had to tell someone his secret.
Arkansas upends No. 4 Tennessee
Hansbrough’s last-second jumper helps Tar Heels survive
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C4
Steven Hill made one basket the entire game. It may knock Tennessee out of a No. 1 seed in the NCAAs.
Building comfort
Employees say office conditions leave room for improvement
March 16, 2008 in print edition on E1
Forget salaries, expense accounts or keys to the executive washroom. Employee loyalty is won or lost over the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the amount of sticky goo on the carpet.