Archive for Monday, March 17, 2008

Also from March 17

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
St. Patrick's Day Parade 2008
Podcasts
Polls
Are you wearing green today for St. Patrick's Day?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
61%
No.
 
38%
Total 351
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
From left, Mick Palmer, Greg Palmer and Bill Woodard, all of Lawrence, react at Free State Brewing Co., 636 Mass., to learning the Jayhawks men's basketball team landed a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament Sunday after defeating Texas in the Big 12 Tournament. "I think we won it (the seed) today," Woodard said. KU fans say team’s No. 1 seed expected, earned
March 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
After defeating Texas in the Big 12 Tournament championship game, the Kansas University men’s basketball team waited on the floor of the Sprint Center in Kansas City to learn its fate in the NCAA Tournament.
11:07 a.m.

Decked out in St. Patrick's Day greenery, Jennifer Ostronic and her husband, Phil, stroll down Massachusetts Street in the late morning in anticipation of the parade scheduled for 1 p.m. in downtown Lawrence.  Despite the rain, the parade is slated to continue rain or shine. St. Patrick’s Day Parade will go on as scheduled
10:13 a.m., March 17, 2008 Updated 10:56 a.m.
You can’t rain on this parade. Despite the wet weather, the 20th annual Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place as scheduled, beginning at 1 p.m.
2:16 p.m.
Tom Frenchman II, Lawrence, spotted this four-leaf clover in Watson Park after a short search. With knowledge of the plant's habitat and growth patterns, Frenchman acquired an extensive collection of the charms. Clover hunter’s business all about plucking for luck
March 17, 2008 in print edition on 3A
You don’t need the luck of the Irish when you’re Tom E. Frenchman II. The local clover hunter has a trained eye to find four-leaf clovers any time of the year.
3:00 p.m.
From left:  St. Patrick's Day Parade participant Phil Ostronic hands out balloons Monday near Eighth and Massachusetts streets; Tom E. Frenchman II, a Delaware Indian, dresses as a traditional Native American clown; Mr. Bean, a boston terrier, trots along Massachusetts Street; Adrienne Pease, 12, Molly McCord, 11, and Adriana Gramly, 12, huddle under one umbrella while watching the parade. Rain doesn’t stop parade
March 17, 2008
There were no rainbows, but that did not stop Lawrence residents from looking for a pot of gold today.
10:00 p.m.
Seven semitrailers carrying modular units built by Kansas University students exit Lawrence Monday morning on their way to Greensburg. The units will form a new arts center, which will be constructed by students in Studio 804, an architecture class at KU. Prefabricated units arrive in Greensburg
10:00 p.m., March 17, 2008 Updated 12:02 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Eight hours and 320 miles separate the students in Kansas University’s Studio 804 from the warehouse where they built a new arts center for this tornado-ravaged community.

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Prefabricated units arrive in Greensburg
KU graduate students to put art center together by May 4, anniversary of tornado
10:00 p.m., March 17, 2008 Updated 12:02 p.m. in print edition on A3
Eight hours and 320 miles separate the students in Kansas University’s Studio 804 from the warehouse where they built a new arts center for this tornado-ravaged community.
Green in the limelight
St. Patrick’s Day color tints American culture
March 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
Before you buy that green T-shirt as an impulse purchase for St. Patrick’s Day: Beware.
Quick look: analyzing brackets
March 17, 2008 in print edition on B8
Looking at the four regions of the NCAA Tournament
Power play?
New requirements for a federal defense laboratory raise a number of questions.
March 17, 2008 in print edition on A11
A Friday afternoon news release from Topeka told of a new wrinkle in the ongoing competition for the highly prized National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).