Archive for Thursday, March 20, 2008

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

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 345

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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Our town sports
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B5
Local sports activities around Lawrence.
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.
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.
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.
NBA Roundup
March 20, 2008 in print edition on B8
Scores from around the league.
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.