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UNLV vs. Kent St. KU vs. Portland St. Morel of the story KU prepares for Portland State Protesters promote peace
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Polls
Do you personally know anyone who has fought in Iraq or Afghanistan?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
87%
No.
 
12%
Total 345
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
From left, Lawrence residents Alisha Knight, Courtney Witten and Paula Rose join a group of anti-war demonstrators Wednesday. The peace marchers walked from Veterans Park to the intersection of 23rd and Louisiana streets near the Army recruiting offices, where they displayed banners and waved to passing motorists. Demonstrators mark 5th anniversary of Iraq war with Louisiana St. march
March 20, 2008 in print edition on 3A
About 40 people took to the street in protest Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. “We just have to come out and say our voice,” said Wichita State senior Janelle Bachand. “I think it’s time to get out.”
7:00 a.m.
Cousins Courtney Parker, 12, right, of Lawrence, and Autumn Houk, 12, of rural Osklaoosa, enjoy spring weather Wednesday on the family farm. Few mourn demise of long, rough winter
March 20, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence residents have caught a bad case of spring fever - even Tom Orzulak, the city’s street division manager, who claims winter is his favorite season. As a child, he thought his kind of work would be fun.
11:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Brandon Rush warms up before taking on Portland State on Thursday, March 20, 2008 in the first round of the NCAA Basketball Championship in Omaha, Neb. One down, five to go: KU begins Dance with 85-61 win over Portland State
10:27 a.m., March 20, 2008 Updated 1:27 p.m.
Paced by Mario Chalmers and Brandon Rush - who brought their offense from the tail end of last weekend’s Big 12 Tournament to Omaha with them - KU crushed Portland State 85-61 Thursday morning, advancing to Saturday’s second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks will get the winner of the Kent State-UNLV contest, set to take place right after this morning’s game, in the Qwest Center Saturday evening at around 6:30 p.m. Brandon Rush led KU with 18 points, scoring 15 of those in the first half on 3-of-6 three-point shooting. Darrell Arthur was consistent on the offensive end from start to finish, scoring 17, while Mario Chalmers added 16.
3:35 p.m.

Tami Zimmerman, Lawrence, plays with her son Madox, 1, at Holcom Park, Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Zimmerman and her son were enjoying the spring like weather with her husband Matt and their older son Peyton, 3. The Zimmerman's moved to Lawrence four years ago. The latest Census Bureau numbers for Douglas County show the community population is doing little more than keeping pace with the statewide average. Census shows growth slowing
March 20, 2008 in print edition on 1A
About average. After decades of being a leader in population growth in Kansas, the latest Census Bureau numbers for Douglas County show the community now is doing little more than keeping pace with the statewide average.

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Washington St routs Winthrop 71-40
March 20, 2008
Tony Bennett has one of those little inspirational mottos on his desk that reads, “There’s nothing less important than the score at halftime.” “This was one of those cases,” the Washington State coach declared after watching his Cougars turn into the big, bad bully in the second half of their 71-40 victory over Winthrop on Thursday night.
Duke barely gets past Belmont 71-70 in 1st round
March 20, 2008
There it was, plain as could be on the overhead scoreboard, orange numbering on a black background: As the closing seconds ticked away Thursday night, Belmont was beating Duke.
Walker, Beasley lead Kansas State past O.J. Mayo and USC 80-67
March 20, 2008
Please meet the new Fab Five. You all know Michael Beasley. Now, let’s introduce his very capable supporting cast: Bill Walker, Jacob Pullen, Ron Anderson and Dominique Sutton.
Badgers get battle from Titans
March 20, 2008
The bullies of the Big Ten won, but not before little ol’ Cal State Fullerton gave them a scare. Wisconsin couldn’t shake the 14th-seeded Titans until deep into the second half Thursday night, before winning 71-56 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Badgers advanced to a Saturday game against Kansas State in the Midwest Regional.
Texas A&M beats BYU 67-62
March 20, 2008
Texas A&M forward Josh Carter has had an up-and-down season. He was up against Brigham Young. Carter scored 26 points, matching his career high, as the Aggies defeated Brigham Young 67-62 in the West Region’s first round on Thursday, handing the Cougars their sixth straight opening-round loss.
UCLA routs Mississippi Valley State
March 20, 2008
Getting the ball stuck behind the backboard merely delayed the inevitable for Mississippi Valley State. Freshman Kevin Love scored 20 points and dislodged the trapped ball as top-seeded UCLA cruised to a 70-29 victory against the overmatched Delta Devils in the NCAA tournament on Thursday night.
Notre Dame puts early end to George Mason’s hope of another run
March 20, 2008
Looking for the next George Mason? Sad to say, but it won’t be George Mason. America’s NCAA darling two years ago was just another first-round underdog this time around - overmatched and never really in it Thursday night in a 68-50 loss to Notre Dame in the East Regional.
6News video: New proposal could connect rail services
March 20, 2008
Passengers could board a train in Lawrence and go to Fort Worth under a new proposal.
6News video: When severe weather strikes - will you be prepared?
March 20, 2008
Douglas County emergency management officials teamed up with the national Weather Service tonight for ‘Weather 101.’
6News video: Trial delayed for man accused of trying to lure teen
March 20, 2008
A judge delays next week’s trial for a man accused of trying to lure a junior high girl into his car.
6News video: Downtown traffic is snarled
March 20, 2008
A major downtown intersection is without a traffic signal today and possibly all weekend.
6News video: KU fans happy with ‘Hawks
March 20, 2008
KU defeats Portland State in round one of the NCAA Tournament! D.J. Whetter was on the scene and caught up with a few very happy Jayhawk fans following Thursday’s win.
West Virginia eliminates Arizona
March 20, 2008
It was as if there was a basket hooked up to the garage, and West Virginia’s players were taking aim from behind the family car. The Mountaineers used a dazzling display of long-range shooting to beat Arizona 75-65 Thursday night, making the Wildcats’ 24th consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament another one-and-done performance.
6Sports video: KU stomps Portland State in round one
March 20, 2008
This morning, the Kansas Jayhawks took the floor with Portland State with two things in mind: Win and move on and not become the first number one seed to get upset by a number sixteen.
6News video: County lagging in population growth
March 20, 2008
After decades of being a leader in population growth in Kansas, the latest census bureau numbers show Douglas County is barely above the statewide average.
6Sports video: Jayhawks pleased with round one performance
March 20, 2008
Coach Bill Self and a few Kansas players talk about Thursday’s win over Portland State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
6News video: Minimum wage proposal defeated at State House
March 20, 2008
Forty-five states have a state minimum wage rate - Kansas is at the bottom of that list and won’t be moving up anytime soon.
6Sports video: UNLV guard talks about Jayhawks
March 20, 2008
UNLV guard Wink Adams talks about facing the Kansas Jayhawks in round two of the NCAA Tournament.
6News video: KU fans find ways to watch the ‘Hawks
March 20, 2008
Some KU fans saw the first round win in Omaha - others had to watch it right here in Lawrence - even though they may have had other obligations.
UNLV capitalizes on Kent State woes
March 20, 2008
In a flash, UNLV knocked Kent State out of the NCAA tournament. The Runnin’ Rebels exploited the Golden Flashes’ miserable first half, tying a tournament record by holding them to just 10 points the first 20 minutes of a 71-58 victory in the first round Thursday.
Purdue dismisses Baylor
March 20, 2008
Purdue won another first-round game in the NCAA tournament, and had a blast doing so. Instead of resisting Baylor’s urge to play an uptempo game, the Boilermakers abandoned their usual plodding pace and ran away to a 90-79 victory Thursday.
Stanford overwhelms Cornell in NCAAs
March 20, 2008
Cornell couldn’t see the basket through Stanford’s tall trees, making the Cardinal’s defensive strategy look downright genius in the brain game of the NCAA tournament. With the 7-foot Lopez twins altering shots inside and defenders in the face of Cornell’s perimeter shooters, it didn’t take an Ivy League degree to figure out the Big Red was in big trouble.
Pitt powers past Oral Roberts
March 20, 2008
They say you play like you practice, and right now, Pitt is doing both extremely well. Rounding into shape at the perfect time after a season filled with injuries, the Panthers got 23 points from one of their mended players, Levance Fields, in an 82-63 victory over Oral Roberts in the first round of the South Regional on Thursday.
Marquette ousts Kentucky 74-66
March 20, 2008
After first-round flameouts in their last two NCAA tournaments, the Marquette Golden Eagles vowed to stick around this time. They’re headed to the second round after defeating Kentucky 74-66 in the South Regional opening round on Thursday.
6News Now: 8th and Mass. traffic lights down
March 20, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, an intersection on downtown’s main drag is without a traffic signal, and more about the Jayhawks’ first-round win in the 2008 NCAA Tournament.
Going to the tournament? Send us your videos and photos!
March 20, 2008
Following KU in the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments? Taking a video camera? Or a point-and-shoot? Or even your cellphone camera? LJWorld.com and KUsports.com want to show your videos and photos to the world.
Xavier rallies past fading Georgia with 73-61 win
March 20, 2008
Derrick Brown and Xavier put an end to the magical run of a Georgia team that by game’s end was, well, ‘Dawg tired. Brown’s 19 points and 11 rebounds led a balanced-as-usual offense, and No. 3-seeded Xavier avoided a big upset by rallying to overcome fading Georgia 73-61 on Thursday in a first-round West Regional game.
Balanced Spartans outrun, outmuscle Temple 72-61
March 20, 2008
No longer a one-man show, Michigan State hopes its deeper bench will lead to a long run in this year’s NCAA tournament. Raymar Morgan led a balanced scoring attack with 15 points and the Spartans beat Temple 72-61 Thursday in the first round of the South Regional.
Traffic snarled at 8th and Massachusetts
Traffic signals disabled
March 20, 2008
A major downtown intersection will be without a traffic signal today and perhaps all weekend as fans flock downtown to watch NCAA tournament action.
One down, five to go: KU begins Dance with 85-61 win over Portland State
10:27 a.m., March 20, 2008 Updated 01:27 p.m.
Paced by Mario Chalmers and Brandon Rush - who brought their offense from the tail end of last weekend’s Big 12 Tournament to Omaha with them - KU crushed Portland State 85-61 Thursday morning, advancing to Saturday’s second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks will get the winner of the Kent State-UNLV contest, set to take place right after this morning’s game, in the Qwest Center Saturday evening at around 6:30 p.m. Brandon Rush led KU with 18 points, scoring 15 of those in the first half on 3-of-6 three-point shooting. Darrell Arthur was consistent on the offensive end from start to finish, scoring 17, while Mario Chalmers added 16.
Keegan: Why six? Why eight?
These teams could run the table
March 20, 2008
All it takes to win a national title is to win six consecutive games. That’s all. It sounds so easy, yet only one of 341 NCAA Division I basketball schools can call itself a national champion when the final nets are cut down. That’s a better measure of the difficulty of the task.
Morel of the story
Scientific study produces tastiest mushrooms
March 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
As Bob Bruce says: “You are either a fungophile or you are not.” Bruce would know. He has been cultivating mushrooms at Wakarusa Valley Farm for the past three years. Growing mushrooms is not an easy task.
Padgett’s return bolsters Louisville
Former KU big man bounces back from devastating knee injury
March 20, 2008
Four months ago, Louisville coach Rick Pitino held a news conference to discuss the most recent injury to his center, David Padgett. Listening now to the audio from that day, it’s difficult not to draw parallels to a eulogy.
Xavier as experienced as balanced
March 20, 2008
Balance did Xavier just fine last year in the NCAA Tournament. Now, experience is what the Musketeers will bank on - along with balance, of course - to make their postseason stay last a bit longer.
UCLA has lot to love
Ballyhooed big man starts it all
March 20, 2008
It was one of those moments that sent the television viewer hunting in the couch cushions to find the remote for the purpose of hitting the rewind button to make sure his ears weren’t playing tricks. Did Jay Bilas really say that?
Hansbrough has Heels humming along
Do-it-all big man, North Carolina rolling into postseason
March 20, 2008
Tyler Hansbrough has done it all for North Carolina’s basketball team, not just this season but pretty much throughout his career.
Few mourn demise of long, rough winter
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
Lawrence residents have caught a bad case of spring fever - even Tom Orzulak, the city’s street division manager, who claims winter is his favorite season. As a child, he thought his kind of work would be fun.
Pump patrol
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.10 at several locations.
Backcourt players return to forefront
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B4
For a nice, long stretch, the NCAA Tournament was all about great guard play.
Wildcats wowed by tourney atmosphere
Southern Cal coach Tim Floyd in awe of Kansas State’s talent-rich roster
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B4
USC coach Tim Floyd was talking about his freshman superstar O.J. Mayo, and the words he used just as easily could have been applied to Kansas State’s Michael Beasley, the best player in the nation.
Powerhouses UConn, Tennessee on path for showdown
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B3
On the sidelines, it’s usually Pat vs. Geno. On the court, it might be Maya vs. Candace.
Global warming speeding spring’s arrival
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A6
The capital’s famous cherry trees are primed to burst out in a perfect pink peak about the end of this month. Thirty years ago, the trees usually waited to bloom till around April 5.
Bin Laden issues warning to Europe
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A9
Osama bin Laden, in a new audio message posted Wednesday, condemned the publication of drawings that he said insulted the Prophet Muhammad and warned Europeans of a “severe” reaction to come.
Shall we dance?
KU hopes to keep No. 1 mastery alive
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
It might not happen today when Kansas University meets Portland State and UCLA tangles with Mississippi Valley State. It might not occur Friday when North Carolina faces Mount St. Mary’s and Memphis engages Texas-Arlington.
Researchers link gene to some cases of autism
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A12
A key gene involved with how brain cells “talk to each other” may be disrupted in some people with autism spectrum disorders, according to medical investigators who discovered the DNA flaw in a group of Long Island children.
Loaded Tigers have weapons aplenty
C-USA slate easy, but Memphis had rough nonleague trials
March 20, 2008
The University of Memphis men’s basketball team was pure magic on March 8, running and gunning and rolling past UAB, 94-56, in its lopsided regular-season finale. After the game at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Indiana Pacers scout George Felton approached Memphis radio broadcaster Matt Dillon.
Sturdier cars can hinder crash rescue operations
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A8
Capt. Clint Roberts makes his living cutting accident victims out of hideously mangled vehicles, but even he could hardly believe it when two people in a 2007 midsize car survived a head-on crash with a full-sized pickup last year.
Ryan Wood’s Portland State notebook
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B7
Portland State has two players from Wichita, senior guards Dupree Lucas and Brian Curtis. Neither grew up a Kansas University basketball fan, though both are excited to be playing the Jayhawks at 11:25 a.m. today in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
McCain missed opportunity in Iraq
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A10
These are salad days for John McCain, touring world capitals with his buddies Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, meeting foreign leaders and returning to Washington with his nomination secure and polls confirming that he is well positioned to challenge either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.
Homeowners resort to increasingly creative offers to sell property
March 20, 2008 in print edition on C2
Frustrated as her house languished on the market for three straight summers, J.J. Rodgers is trying a new sales tactic: giving the two-story home away in an essay contest.
City stacked with experience
Lions dress 15 upperclassmen, Firebirds feature 12 seniors
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B5
Lawrence High baseball coach Brad Stoll spent the first three weeks of practices preaching about the value of carrying the Lions’ postseason momentum into spring 2008.
Red Sox resolve pay dispute
Boycott avoided over coaches’ fees for Japan trip
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Boston Red Sox ended a threatened boycott Wednesday of their final spring training game in Florida, resolving a dispute over paying coaches for the season-opening trip to Japan.
Bonds says he’s ready, willing to go
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
Unsigned and thus far unwanted, Barry Bonds still hopes to play this year.
City now official cemetery owner
Memorial Park lawsuit settled
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Douglas County District Court judge has made Ellen Young feel better about Memorial Park Cemetery. Judge Robert Fairchild has ordered that the city of Lawrence become the official owner of Memorial Park Cemetery as part of a settlement of a lingering lawsuit related to poor care of the property.
Senators approve bonds for NBAF
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
Senators approved a bill Wednesday authorizing $105 million in bonds for infrastructure improvements to attract a national biodefense laboratory.
Census shows growth slowing
Douglas County ‘not doing as well as we ought to be’
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
About average. After decades of being a leader in population growth in Kansas, the latest Census Bureau numbers for Douglas County show the community now is doing little more than keeping pace with the statewide average.
Casino-choosing process extended
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
A high-stakes game to get the right to open a lucrative casino operation in Wyandotte County could be decided by early fall.
Demonstrators mark 5th anniversary of Iraq war with Louisiana St. march
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
About 40 people took to the street in protest Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. “We just have to come out and say our voice,” said Wichita State senior Janelle Bachand. “I think it’s time to get out.”
Flower power
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Here comes spring. April showers bring May flowers, or so they say. Well, last year, they didn’t in downtown because of budget cuts. Half of the downtown planters were empty. Lawrence has the most beautiful downtown setting in the state of Kansas.
Bill covers more kids, postpones aid to adults
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A4
State medical coverage for an additional 5,500 children in middle-class families won Senate approval Wednesday, but some members wanted to go further in tackling health care issues.
Reining in wedding bliss
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B11
In several recent online discussions, I’ve gotten into a debate about the cost of a wedding.
House moves budget along, delaying KU pharmacy decision
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
The House on Wednesday advanced a proposed $13.4 billion state budget that delays major funding decisions for later in the legislative session.
Study: Unhealthy drinking problem for elderly
March 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
Although alcohol abuse is most often regarded as a problem affecting young people, a large federally funded study has now found that nearly one in 10 Americans older than 65 drinks too much.
Horoscopes
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B10
You will charge into this year a force to be dealt with. High energy combines with opportunity, making nearly anything possible. You might want to give serious thought to your image and direction. If you are single, you will have an option to change that status. If you are attached, your relationship will flourish, especially if you are willing to defer more often.
Timeline important for planting from seed
March 20, 2008 in print edition on C1
The time has finally come to plant spring vegetables. Whether you are an experienced gardener or trying your hand for the first time, take advantage of the cool weather to plant some leafy greens and spring favorites.
Huskers hammer Charlotte, 67-48, advance to 2nd round
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B4
Ade Dagunduro scored 15 points to lead Nebraska, and the Cornhuskers used tough defense to pull away from Charlotte, 67-48.
Protection One shifts market focus
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B11
Protection One Inc., a Lawrence-based company that provides monitored-security survives nationwide, is busy building its customer base while easing focus from a troubled section of the economy: residential properties.
Royals trade for Salmon
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Cincinnati Reds have traded relief pitcher Brad Salmon to the Kansas City Royals. The Reds said Wednesday they would receive either a player to be named or cash.
Verizon activates site in Baldwin City
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B11
Verizon Wireless announced Wednesday that it had activated a series of new cell sites, including one in Baldwin City.
Charges dismissed in robbery case
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
A judge dismissed charges in a kidnapping and aggravated robbery case against a 22-year-old man Wednesday because witnesses did not show up to testify at a preliminary hearing.
Odd corn flake still afloat in eBay auction
March 20, 2008 in print edition on C8
Two sisters from Virginia who are selling a corn flake shaped like the state of Illinois on eBay say the online auction Web site canceled their listing.
Loss of refinery blamed on coal decision
Governor denies lawmakers’ assertion, says choice preceded KDHE ruling
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
A group of lawmakers, including House Speaker Melvin Neufeld and state Rep. Tom Sloan of Lawrence, on Wednesday blamed Gov. Kathleen Sebelius administration’s rejection of two coal-fired power plants for the loss of a proposed oil refinery project in northeast Kansas.
Comeback falls short
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B5
After falling behind 10-2 through six innings, the Kansas University baseball team staged a wild comeback, putting the tying run at the plate in both the eighth and ninth innings before falling to Illinois, 11-9, Wednesday at the Florida Spring Classic at IMG Academy Field.
Oddly, Longhorns have look of championship team
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B3
We all know what a champion looks like because we all have TV. A champion looks like Emeka Okafor swatting down shots like houseflies.
Charge filed against boyfriend in toilet case
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A4
The boyfriend of a woman who apparently spent nearly two years in her bathroom has been charged with mistreatment of a dependent adult.
Much of central US is under water
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A6
Residents of low-lying towns stacked sandbags or grabbed belongings and evacuated Wednesday after a foot of rain pushed rivers and creeks out of their banks in the nation’s midsection. At least 13 deaths had been linked to the weather, and three people were missing.
Advocates’ event to help caregivers
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B11
Kansas Advocates for Better Care, Lawrence, is offering “Building Blocks for Caregiving: Skills to Succeed at the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Have” from noon to 3 p.m. March 28 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.
UT might be better without Durant
Longhorns not slowed by loss of national player of the year
March 20, 2008
Lose the National Player of the Year one year, return to the NCAA Tournament the following spring more ready for the postseason? Believe it, because that’s the case for Texas.
British tabloids send apology, libel damages to missing girl’s parents
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A9
For British tabloid editors, sorry always seems to be the hardest word.
X Prize offers $10M for fuel-efficient vehicle
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
The X Prize Foundation, best known for its competitions promoting space flights, is offering $10 million to the teams that can produce the most production-ready vehicles that get 100 miles per gallon or more.
Tiny Portland State revels in spotlight
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lew Perkins has been there. Kansas University’s athletic director certainly sympathizes with the constant struggles that Portland State experiences in athletics - tight budget, woeful fan support, playing second fiddle (or third, or fourth, or 10th) in an area with much bigger fish to fry.
Our town sports
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B5
Local sports activities around Lawrence.
At least 500 flee wildfire
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
A wildfire blamed on a fallen power line in the Rio Grande Valley spread to about 25,000 acres Wednesday, forcing hundreds from their homes.
Local government can be capricious
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A10
The government of this fiefdom south of Phoenix claims that when it approved Dale Bell’s blueprint for his Western-theme restaurant with an outdoor stage in an enclosed courtyard, it assumed the stage would be used for mimes or poetry readings.
Former De Soto product set to ‘Dance’
Danny Brown, 2005 grad, part of San Diego’s run to NCAA Tournament
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B5
For as long as he can remember, Danny Brown has been filling out NCAA Tournament brackets each March. Now, as a junior guard for the University of San Diego men’s basketball team, the 2005 De Soto High graduate will play a part in determining how this year’s bracket unfolds.
Kansas donor case heading for the US Supreme Court
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B12
A Topeka man wanting parental rights to children conceived with sperm he donated is taking his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Commodities
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures traded lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery lost 90 cents to $10.74 a bushel; May corn fell 20 cents to $5.2725; May oats shed 20 cents to $3.58; May soybeans declined 50 cents to $12.57.
Charges possible against mayor
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
A prosecutor says she will make an announcement next week on whether she will charge Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide.
Key for Kansas: depth
Jayhawks also amazingly balanced
March 20, 2008
Russell Robinson was wrapping up his Senior Night speech on March 3 after Kansas University’s 109-51 basketball beatdown of Texas Tech, when he made the crowd’s eyes light up. Public speaking is no fun for many. But Robinson said he would be all for doing it again, given the ideal circumstances.
Cemetery transfer
A settlement announced Wednesday will take Memorial Park Cemetery out of legal limbo and place it under the city’s control.
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A10
A judge’s order transferring ownership of Memorial Park Cemetery to the City of Lawrence is good news.
Keegan: This time, Kansas, Collins both better
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B1
It’s always so easy to say this year’s team is better than last year’s. Nobody ever wants to disagree with that, especially when last year ended just short of the target. It just happens that saying this year’s team is better than last year’s happens to apply to Kansas University.
Prep QB picks Ohio State
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B2
Highly regarded prep quarterback Terrelle Pryor is headed to Ohio State.
Rare explosion rocks Kilauea volcano
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
An explosion atop the long-erupting Kilauea volcano rained gravel-size rocks onto a tourist lookout, road and trail before dawn Wednesday, injuring no one but forcing parts of a national park to close.
NBA Roundup
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B8
Scores from around the league.
S.C. troopers ram suspects with cars
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A8
Videos have surfaced showing two members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol using their cruisers to ram fleeing suspects, just weeks after two leaders of the agency resigned because of a furor over a trooper’s use of a racial slur.
A&M, BYU programs on the rise
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B4
Brigham Young and Texas A&M have enviable football traditions.
Study raises questions on shelf life of blood
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A12
Heart surgery patients were more likely to die or suffer problems if they received transfusions of blood that is more than two weeks old rather than fresher blood, according to a new study that adds to the debate about the shelf life of blood.
Visa stock soars in market debut
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B11
Catapulted by the biggest IPO in U.S. history, Visa Inc. shares soared more than 30 percent in their stock market debut Wednesday as investors bet an accelerating shift to electronic payments will enrich the world’s largest processor of credit and debit cards.
I-35 drivers to face intermittent closures
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Kansas Department of Transportation will close northbound and southbound lanes on Interstate 35 today and Friday in Johnson County for a restriping project.
Salmonella may be tied to tap water
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
State health officials warned residents of a southern Colorado town Wednesday to stop drinking and cooking with tap water because they said it might be linked to a salmonella outbreak.
On the record
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A4
A Tuckaway Apartments employee reported the apartment’s gate cylinders were damaged Wednesday. The damage estimate is $3,000. The incident occurred about 12:40 a.m. at the apartment complex, 2600 W. Sixth St.
Athletic bloodlines
Olajuwon, Bulger, Paris grew up in sports-filled households
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B3
It’s easy to see where some of the players with big-time family genes in this year’s NCAA women’s tournament got their passion for the game.
Water battle
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: I praise the Food Sustainability Network’s panel discussion about the benefits and challenges of sustaining a community with local food (Journal-World, March 16).
Regulators also share blame
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A11
There are uncountable culprits and dupes in the extraordinary chain of events that finished Bear Stearns, Wall Street’s fifth-largest investment bank.
Mental toughness led Drake to tourney
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B3
When Drake was piling up wins and rewriting the school’s record books, coach Keno Davis insisted he wasn’t concerned with prevailing wisdom.
Dead rat smell stinks up airport
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
At least two dozen rodents died in hidden nooks and crannies of a gate area at Orlando International Airport, creating a stench so foul it forced authorities to shut down a customs checkpoint last weekend and divert arriving international passengers to the opposite side of the airport, authorities said.
China expands its control in Tibetan areas
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A9
China acknowledged for the first time Thursday that anti-government riots that rocked Tibet last week have spread to other provinces, while communist authorities announced the first group of arrests in connection with the violence.
For US Postal Service, junk mail is essential
Agency joins fight against efforts to create Do Not Mail Registry
March 20, 2008 in print edition on C8
Chris Pearson, a state legislator in Vermont, had a sense that the people were with him when he proposed a bill last November to allow residents to block junk mail.
Volunteers - like Gators - unselfish
March 20, 2008
University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl figured the best way to win a national championship this season was to follow the example of a fellow Southeastern Conference team: two-time defending NCAA titlist Florida.
Mummified dinosaur emerges from stone
Preserved duckbilled specimen from ND may be best ever found
March 20, 2008 in print edition on C8
Using tiny brushes and chisels, workers picking at a big greenish-black rock in the basement of North Dakota’s state museum are meticulously uncovering something amazing: a nearly complete dinosaur, skin and all.
Suspect in KU rape case arrested
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
A suspect in a reported rape at a Kansas University residence hall was arrested Tuesday on a warrant in Pratt County, according to the KU Public Safety Office.
Abbas aide caught with smuggled goods
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
A top aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was caught at a border crossing with 3,000 contraband cell phones in his car, bringing embarrassment for an administration already struggling with sagging popularity over stalled peace talks with Israel.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B6
Darrell Arthur lobbed the basketball toward the goal, clutched it after one high bounce, passed it from one hand to another between his legs, then rammed a vicious one-handed dunk, thrilling about 2,000 fans Wednesday afternoon at Qwest Center.
On Iraq anniversary, Bush sees success, protesters don’t
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A2
While anti-war demonstrators marked the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq with protests and vigils, President Bush said Wednesday that recent military gains have “opened the door to a major strategic victory in the broader war on terror” - if America has the patience and the resolve to see it through.
People in the news
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ Lauer agrees to sit in hot seat¢ Clooney movie to open in Kentucky¢ Cancerous mole taken off Cooper¢ Andy Williams picked to receive Ella Award¢ Robin Williams visits ‘Law & Order’
Talent show filters reality through kids
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B10
When the novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald observed “There are no second acts in American lives,” he had clearly not met Danny Bonaduce.
Neighbors fight proposed home for traumatized vets
March 20, 2008 in print edition on A12
Merry Lane, a cul-de-sac shaded by redwoods in Sonoma County wine country, would seem a pleasant place to recover from the psychic wounds of war. Nadia McCaffrey’s dream is to set up a group home there for veterans plagued by post-traumatic stress disorder.