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Archive for Sunday, March 16, 2008

Also from March 16

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

Poll results

Response Percent
No. 2 Georgetown
 
42%
No. 5 Clemson
 
25%
No. 3 Wisconsin
 
19%
No. 11 Kansas State
 
4%
No. 4 Vanderbilt
 
3%
No. 6 Southern Cal
 
2%
Someone else
 
2%
Total 1722
Videos

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

6News video: Fans paint the town crimson and blue
March 16, 2008
With the Jayhawks clinching the Big 12 Title and the number one seed in the Midwest, Jayhawks fans get right to celebrating.
Extra Minutes: Kansas 84, Texas 74
March 16, 2008
Tying up loose ends from KU’s exacting of revenge on Texas in Sunday’s Big 12 Tournament title game, 84-74, in the Sprint Center. The win helped KU secure the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region, and they’ll play Thursday to open the NCAA Tournament in Omaha.
6News video: Ice Age wood samples aid environmental study
March 16, 2008
Using the past to understand the future — that’s the premise being used in the Ecology and Biology department at KU. 6News reporter Mark Boyle brings us the story.
6News video: Musician, writer collaborate on women’s project
March 16, 2008
One is a favorite performer of Governor Kathleen Sebelius. The other is an author who travels the country conducting writing workshops. As BoomerGirl.com managing editor Cathy Hamilton reports, these two women are coming together to help others find their voice.
6News video: St. Patrick’s Day parade hits the streets
March 16, 2008
Today the city may be painted crimson and blue, but tomorrow a sea of green will flood downtown Lawrence.
6News video: KU architecture project moves to Greensburg
March 16, 2008
It was built in Lawrence, but tomorrow a house begins the journey to its new home in Greensburg.
6Sports video: Hawks best ‘Horns for title
March 16, 2008
For the third straight season, the Kansas men took the floor with the Texas Longhorns with the Big 12 Tournament Title on the line.
Jayhawks hit the road to Omaha
First-round venue has lots to do for lucky few who have tickets - or those who don’t
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A1
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.
KU gets No. 1 seed
March 16, 2008
Kansas University, which clinched the Big 12 Tournament title earlier Sunday with an 84-74 win over Texas in Kansas City, now heads to Omaha to open the NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed for the second straight year.
KU wins third straight Big 12 Tourney, knocks off Texas 84-74
02:04 p.m., March 16, 2008 Updated 04:18 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.
Flogging Molly’s mix is anything but ‘traditional’
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D7
Who said you can never go home again? For Dublin-born singer-guitarist Dave King of Irish-American punk rockers Flogging Molly, all it took was a little help from his eventual wife and bandmate, violinist Bridget Regan.
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.
Desert may hold more victims of Manson family murders
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
Bone-white stretches of salt, leached up from the lifeless soil, lay like a shroud over the high desert where a paranoid Charles Manson holed up after an orgy of murder nearly four decades ago.
Explosion targeting foreigners rocks Pakistan restaurant
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A8
A bomb exploded in the back garden of an Italian restaurant crowded with foreigners in Pakistan’s capital on Saturday, killing a Turkish woman and wounding 11 others, including five Americans.
Ahmadinejad critics show strength in parliament vote
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A10
Conservative opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a strong showing in Iran’s parliamentary elections, according to partial results Saturday. The split could mean frictions between the president and former supporters disillusioned by his fiery, populist rule.
Democrats struggle to transcend divisions on race, gender
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A5
Something happened to the feel-good, way-cool Democratic presidential contest in the months since a woman and a black man began their path-breaking race for the White House.
Horoscopes
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D5
This year, tune in to your unique ability to sense what is appropriate and what needs to be said and/or done. Remain clear and direct, and many of your goals will become realities. Take up a new hobby or interest with a child or loved one. An outlet for high energy and stress becomes a necessity.
Cops play shame game to crack down on prostitution, johns
March 16, 2008 in print edition on E12
On the Web, on billboards, on television and in newspapers, men who solicit prostitutes are being shamed across the country.
Troubled Smithsonian picks new leader
March 16, 2008 in print edition on E12
The Smithsonian Institution returned to its academic roots on Saturday, naming the president of Georgia Tech as the new leader of the museum complex beleaguered by financial scandals.
Evidence concerns arise in homicide case
Defense team for Kelsey Smith trial not getting all documents
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B5
Prosecutors in the case of a suburban Kansas City man charged with kidnapping and slaying an 18-year-old woman were criticized Friday for their handling of evidence.
Capitol Briefing
News from the Kansas Statehouse
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B5
State Sen. Terry Bruce, R-Hutchinson, said senators have reached a compromise on a bill aimed at testing for drugs and alcohol in drivers involved in fatal wrecks.
Father’s death elicits memories of a good man
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D1
I was one of the lucky ones. Among my peers, I was one of the few whose parents were both healthy, happy and still madly in love after 53 years.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Counterfeit’ by Mike Penner
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D3
‘Counterfeit’ by Mike Penner
Victorian-era shaving mugs often depict owner’s occupation
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D2
Every Victorian barbershop had a rack filled with shaving mugs that belonged to regular customers. And most customers had a personalized mug with a name and often a special picture showing the owner’s job.
Commentary: Mystery surrounds selection process
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C10
How do you picture it? The 10 members of the NCAA Tournament selection committee are huddled inside an Indianapolis hotel, crunching all kinds of RPIs and SOSes and head-to-heads.
Abrams finds form, ‘Horns hammer OU
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C1
Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes met with guard A.J. Abrams on Friday night, intent on giving his marksman some comfort during a dreadful 2-for-17 three-point shooting slump.
Take action to help animals in need throughout state
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D4
Working at the Lawrence Humane Society certainly has its perks. After all, the staff members have easy access to an endless supply of purrs and wagging tails.
Bosox brace for long flight to Japan
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C3
Big Papi has big plans for the Red Sox’s very long flight to Japan - eat, sleep and win all of Jonathan Papelbon’s money playing cards.
Eagles cluster at Marion Reservoir
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B2
On the back roads of Marion County, you’ll find them - about 30 or 40 roost in the trees along Marion Reservoir.
Reliance on credit increasing
Rising consumer debt strains families
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A1
Increasingly, those walking into Marciana Vequist’s office bring with them some heavy financial baggage - credit card debt, mortgages that are more than the house is worth and stacks of unpaid bills. But Vequist isn’t a financial counselor. She’s a psychologist.
Sacred Cows’ amuses but breaks little new ground
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D3
It’s easy to understand why business self-help books tend to sound the same.
A&M to sweat out selection
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C7
Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon thought his team needed at least one victory in the Big 12 tournament to lock up an NCAA Tournament berth.
Georgia Southern belts 14
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
Georgia Southern set an NCAA record for all divisions by hitting 14 home runs in a 26-8 victory over Columbia on Saturday.
Community network probes ways to yield sustainable food
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
If you are what you eat, then Hilary Brown, owner of Local Burger, knows firsthand that healthy, organic foods can make you “feel good.”
Riders haul in funds for charities
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
Sandy Gedminas was expecting chaos Saturday. Only a handful of people sat in her Oskaloosa bar early in the afternoon, but the quiet was soon broken by the roar of motorcycles and the chatter of about 100 riders who spent the day crisscrossing the region raising money for the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Race could reshape Democratic Party
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B7
How could this happen? How could the Democrats assemble two breakthrough contenders with luminous, inspiring resumes for an election in which they were prohibitive favorites, and by March be on the verge of bungling it so badly that at least five important political groups could be alienated from the Democrats for a generation? Nice job.
Bubble teams left to sweat it out
It’s the ultimate lack of control of your own destiny’
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C10
Some basketball players consider selection weekend as the crowning moment in a college career. Joel Cornette equates it with some of his most tormenting memories.
A pound of flesh can buy a lifetime
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A10
He sits quietly at the corner cafe, a gold watch on his wrist. If you need a liver or want to sell a piece of yours, grab a chair and get acquainted with Mustafa Hamed, a 24-year-old ex-bus driver who fell unexpectedly into a life as a broker in human organs.
Archaeologists discover temple used by Incas, predecessors
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A12
Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an ancient temple, roadway and irrigation systems at a famed fortress overlooking the Inca capital of Cuzco, according to officials involved with the dig.
Defendant in athlete’s death receives life imprisonment
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B8
A Pittsburg man has been sentenced to life plus 68 months in the slaying of a former Pittsburg State University basketball player.
Meche named opening-day starter
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C12
Gil Meche will be the starter for the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day at Detroit, manager Trey Hillman said Saturday.
Kansas baseball falls at Texas, 6-1
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C12
Nick Czyz pitched 51â3 strong innings, but didn’t get enough run support as Kansas University’s baseball team fell, 6-1, to Texas on Saturday.
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.
Rockin’ tots: Hall of Fame uses music to educate youngsters
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Little voices fill the unusually quiet Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on a rare sunny winter morning.
Once mocked, Sweden’s prostitution policy attracts interest
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A9
Selling sex isn’t illegal in Sweden, but buying is - a radical approach to prostitution that faced ridicule when it was introduced nine years ago.
Milwaukee duo stifles K.C.
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C12
Left-hander Manny Parra and right-hander Dave Bush are making it hard for the Milwaukee Brewers to choose between them.
Bankruptcies
March 16, 2008 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records
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.
Detroit, Houston regionals to sport new look
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C10
The NCAA Tournament will experiment with a new-look configuration during two regionals, hoping to improve the way fans watch the game in person and how the event looks on TV.
China hopes Tibet crackdown won’t bring Olympic boycott
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A11
Soldiers on foot and in armored carriers swarmed Tibet’s capital Saturday, enforcing a strict curfew a day after protesters burned shops and cars to vent their anger against Chinese rule. In another western city, police clashed with hundreds of Buddhist monks leading a sympathy demonstration.
Keegan: Madness begins in earnest
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C1
Disregard the calendar. March arrived Saturday afternoon inside the Sprint Center. Thoughts of bubbles and brackets, seedings and sites, RPI and strength of schedule, all were for the moment swallowed in the wake of a magnificent basketball game.
Hoarse play
Tips head off voice strain during spring fever
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D1
Your vocal cords aren’t big fans of March Madness. This is the scenario: You’re at a bar, or else a house party with a bunch of guests. And you’re pumped for the Jayhawks in the NCAA Tournament. There’s a buzz of sound around you. Every time Sasha Kaun misses a jumper or Sherron Collins makes a fast-break layup, you scream - or cheer, respectively - at your TV.
Crane collapses onto row of NYC apartment buildings
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A1
A crane rising 19 stories alongside a skyscraper under construction toppled like a tree across a city block Saturday, crashing into apartment buildings, killing four people and setting off a scramble for survivors.
Deadly gas explosion in coal mine kills 14
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
Chinese state media report a gas explosion at a southwestern coal mine has killed 14 miners and injured four.
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?
Out-of-control school bus stopped by student
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
A 15-year-old girl who stopped an out-of-control school bus she was riding on was handed a Saturday detention instead because she was skipping school.
Experience can’t prepare a president
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B7
Hillary Clinton is right. Barack Obama does not have the experience to be president of the United States. But then, neither does she. Neither does John McCain.
Dentist discusses sleep apnea aids
March 16, 2008 in print edition on E1
Joseph R. Gatti, a Lawrence dentist, recently addressed the 190th Air National Guard Medical Squadron regarding oral appliances for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
On the record
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B2
A 67-year-old Lawrence man reported an auto burglary and theft Saturday to Lawrence Police. He reported a 1990 Lincoln vehicle valued at $2,000 was stolen from the 300 block of Lyon Street. The incident occurred between 8 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday.
FISA bill
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Congress must pass a FISA bill that protects our national security and preserves our civil liberties and oppose retroactive immunity for phone companies that participated in the Bush-Cheney administration’s warrantless surveillance program.
Grateful club
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: St. Patrick’s Day is Monday, and our local St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee deserves a round of applause for all its hard work and dedication to Lawrence’s children’s charities for the last 21 years.
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.
5 years in Iraq: Near the endgame or just the midpoint?
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
A father in the American heartland agonizes as his son prepares for a second tour in Iraq. Baghdad morgue workers wash bodies for burial after a suicide attack. Army cadets study the shifting tactics of Iraqi insurgents for a battle they will inherit.
People in the news
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D5
¢ Med center employees snooped in Spears’ files
TSA blog encourages travelers’ complaints
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D1
The name alone oozes suspense: “Evolution of Security,” and the tagline adds a special thrilling kick: “Terrorists Evolve. Threats Evolve. Security Must Stay Ahead. You Play A Part.”
Restaurant owner uses meat to stop robbery
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
A meat thief is no match for an angry restaurant owner swinging a ham.
Massive explosion at army depot kills 5
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
A massive explosion at an Albanian army ammunition dump on Saturday killed at least five people and injured 243, including many children, authorities said.
Obama’s delegate lead still growing
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
Democrat Barack Obama expanded his fragile lead in delegates over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday, picking up nine delegates as Iowa activists took the next step in picking delegates to the national convention.
Support schools
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Our children are our greatest natural resource. They are the keepers of our traditions and the architects of our future. Let’s educate them properly, responsibly, and with care. This letter is in support of voting YES for schools.
Great-grandmother foils purse snatcher
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
An 83-year-old great-grandmother thwarted a would-be purse snatcher with a gas nozzle and an iron grip.
Spitzer doesn’t deserve ‘best wishes’
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
Deja vu? If Spitzergate is creeping you out, think how Hillary Clinton must feel. Just when she was supposedly “hitting her stride,” along comes a world-class sex scandal that reminds us of the darkest days of her husband’s administration.
President re-elected to five-year term
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A11
China’s legislature re-elected Hu Jintao as president Saturday, giving him a second five-year term as leader of the world’s most populous country. It also returned Hu as head of the Central Military Commission, the body overseeing the armed forces.
KU professor selected to develop art project
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D4
Matthew Burke, Kansas University assistant professor of art, was recently awarded $5,000 by the Kansas City Municipal Arts Commission’s Avenue of the Arts to develop his public art project titled “Da Birdies, Migration” for installation in the Crossroads District of downtown Kansas City, Mo.
Spinach inspections found lacking at plants
March 16, 2008 in print edition on E12
Fresh-spinach packaging plants were inspected only half as often as they should have been, said a congressional report released last week.
Windy, dry conditions help wildfires burn
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
Wind-whipped wildfires burned across Texas and southeastern New Mexico on Friday, destroying five homes and prompting evacuation orders in one community.
Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross to marry?
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross are engaged. That would be Ralph Archbold, Philadelphia’s best-known Franklin portrayer, and Linda Wilde, who’s been at his side lately, portraying the flag-stitcher.
Preserving Potter
The tiny lake that holds so many memories for Kansas University students, past and present, deserves some tender loving care.
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B6
The Kansas University campus has a few iconic locations, and Potter Lake is one. A group of students is looking at the possibility of cleaning up the lake and sprucing up the area around it. Given the many memories Potter Lake holds for generations of KU alumni, it seems likely that raising funds for such a project would be a popular effort in the eyes of many alumni.
Therapist: Most wronged women try to work it out
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D1
As New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized for his involvement in a prostitution ring, and then resigned from office, his wife - Silda Wall Spitzer - stood by his side near the podium. The led many women to ask: Why?
Fed expected to cut interest rates, but by how much?
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
Desperate to aid an economy in crisis, the Federal Reserve is ready to deliver yet another big interest rate cut.
Behind the Lens: Google features can be imitated on your own
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D2
One of the newest additions to the always-increasing offerings from Google is steerable panoramic images shot along the streets of American cities, including Lawrence.
Maintaining lily turf
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D1
Lily turf, or liriope, should be cut back before new growth appears.
Literary liars
More are joining an infamous club of writers whose work contains more fiction than fact
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D3
On the eve of a national tour to promote her “memoir” of life as an abused half-white, half-Native American girl raised by a black foster mom on the mean streets of south Los Angeles, Margaret B. Jones was revealed this week to be a white woman raised in middle-class Sherman Oaks by her natural parents and educated at a tony private school.
Georgia sweeps doubleheader after storm
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C4
The setting resembled a Pee Wee league game, with seats reserved for family and friends. Most everyone else headed for home while a Southeastern Conference tournament like no other ad-libbed its way through the weekend, trying to pick up the pieces from a devastating storm.
Yankees’ Cabrera likely to appeal
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C3
Yankees center fielder Melky Cabrera said he most likely will appeal a three-game suspension for his role in the spring-training fight between New York and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Giant robot almost put together by astronauts
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A3
With Dextre the robot’s power problem solved, astronauts ventured outside the international space station on Saturday to put together the bulk of the gigantic walking and working machine.
Rush reversal
Guard’s career game puts KU in finale
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C1
Sure, he was happy Kansas University’s basketball team won the game. But Brandon Rush also was upset - and a little embarrassed - after missing seven of 10 shots and committing four turnovers in Friday’s Big 12 tournament quarterfinal victory over Nebraska.
Kansas basketball notebook
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C7
KU junior guard Mario Chalmers said he suffered a strained patellar tendon in his left knee when going up for a layup with 2:47 left in the first half.
KU readies for rival
Chalmers: UT bigger than MUKSU
March 16, 2008
To Mario Chalmers, Missouri and Kansas State at the moment are considered Nos. 2a and 2b. The order doesn’t really matter.
Commentary: Beasley losing popularity contest
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
Michael Beasley or Tyler Hansbrough? The national debate seems to have settled on those two as the final candidates for college basketball’s player of the year.
Wooden doing well
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
John Wooden was doing well at a rehabilitation center Saturday, four days after the 97-year-old UCLA coaching great left the hospital after breaking his left wrist and collarbone in a fall at home.
ASU sweeps NCAA titles
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
Arizona State rallied past Florida State on Saturday to the NCAA Indoor men’s track and field championships.
Rachel Robinson national treasure
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C3
At a recent dinner honoring music industry giant Clive Davis, famed educator Johnnetta Cole and film legend George Lucas in New York, I was reminded that Rachel Robinson transcends so much of what Americans hold dear.
Dodgers, Padres play in China
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C3
Hot dogs, peanuts and tea. Baseball sent spring training overseas Saturday with the first major-league game in China.
A&M wins women’s title
Aggies thwart OSU guard’s late-game heroics
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C5
Andrea Riley launched the shot just in front of her bench, falling near the feet of coach Kurt Budke and his seemingly glowing orange blazer as the ball ripped through the net to cut the lead to one.
Stuck in time?
Architects debate look of Lawrence buildings
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A1
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.
4-H members revel in regional contest
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
On a day when 4-H looked to showcase the diverse talents of its youth, Crystal McCleary stayed busy. The 19-year-old from Kansas City, Kan., explained how DNA works, recited a famous speech by Winston Churchill and played the viola.
Teens warn of drinking risks
Police step up enforcement as spring break near
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
It’s party season. Lawrence public schools and Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations universities have spring break this week. Prom night and graduation are ahead. And at some of the parties, there will be alcohol.
Government loses top deficit fighter
March 16, 2008 in print edition on B7
It was sheer coincidence that David M. Walker spent his last day Wednesday as comptroller general of the United States at the same time that the House and Senate were beginning to debate their budget resolutions for next year.
UN report: Iraq has ‘window of opportunity’
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
The influx of thousands of U.S. forces has driven down insurgent attacks in Baghdad, but violence elsewhere in Iraq raises questions about whether killings will continue to drop as American forces begin to leave, the United Nations said Saturday.
2 dead in storms after tornado tears through downtown Atlanta
March 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Tens of thousands of basketball fans at two arenas were perfectly safe, officials insisted Saturday, even though the crowds apparently weren’t warned about an approaching tornado - one that would ravage skyscrapers and injure dozens.
Best-sellers
March 16, 2008 in print edition on D3
Fiction: 1. “The Appeal,” by John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95).Nonfiction: 1. “Losing It,” by Valerie Bertinelli (Free Press, $26).
Thrower defends title
Agafonov national champion again
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C12
Kansas University senior Egor Agafonov defended his national championship in the weight throw with an NCAA-leading toss of 74 feet, 61â4 inches Saturday at the 2008 Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Tiger makes move at Bay Hill
Five - including Woods, Singh - tied at top in Palmer tourney
March 16, 2008 in print edition on C2
Arnold Palmer was walking into the locker room Saturday morning at Bay Hill when he bumped into Tiger Woods, who recently surpassed him on the PGA Tour’s career victory list by winning every tournament since September.