Archive for Friday, March 21, 2008

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On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. UNLV press conference Kansas Music Hall of Fame
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Polls
New York is requiring chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus. Should Kansas consider a similar move?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
61%
No.
 
35%
Unsure.
 
3%
Total 290
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Diane Menzie, an employee at Lawrence's main post office, was among the Lawrence workers who couldn't watch KU play Thursday. NCAA frenzy enlivens workday
March 21, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. That should be Kansas University fans’ motto. Jayhawk fans brought televisions to work or cranked up radios to keep up with the action Thursday morning during KU’s first round NCAA Tournament victory over Portland State.
7:00 a.m.
Kansas University students Brandon Blakely, from left, Dustin Allen and Josh Spradlin applaud the Jayhawks following their 85-61 victory Thursday over Portland State in Omaha, Nebraska. The Jayhawks will meet UNLV Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Vikings sent packing; UNLV next
March 21, 2008 in print edition on 1A
One down. And this one was a clinic in superiority. Kansas University’s men’s basketball team started its quest for a national championship exactly how it was expected to: by dispatching 16th-seeded Portland State, 85-61, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at the Qwest Center.
12:00 p.m.
Chet Nichols Hall pass
March 21, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Bill Lee remembers the first time he ever saw live music played in Lawrence. During the mid-1960s, the freshman student at Kansas University stepped into a club and crossed paths with Ann Brewer and the Flames.
4:00 p.m.
Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke visited Kansas University in April 1966. He died Wednesday at age 90. Acclaimed science fiction novelist visited KU
March 21, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Before “2001: A Space Odyssey” made him wildly famous, Arthur C. Clarke visited Kansas University as part of the university’s 100th birthday celebration.

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Douglas-Roberts, Rose carry Tigers into second round with win
March 21, 2008
The last thing Memphis wanted was a first-round pushover. Good thing.
Villanova beats Clemson 75-69 to cap upset-filled day in Tampa
March 21, 2008
Villanova coach Jay Wright figures someone has to come up with a name for what happened Friday in Tampa. He even offered one up: “It’s got to be Tampa Turmoil or something,” he said. Sounds good, Coach.
Weems’ career game helps Arkansas advance, ends Indiana’s season
March 21, 2008
Arkansas’ Darian Townes marveled at the big numbers his teammate racked up. Walking off the podium in jubilant disbelief, he turned first to swingman Sonny Weems and then to coach John Pelphrey. “You only missed two shots,” Townes told Weems before repeating that message to his coach.
Pitino, Cards romp past Boise State
March 21, 2008
A scramble, a steal and suddenly Louisville had a three-on-none break that Derrick Caracter finished off with a vicious dunk. Coach Rick Pitino and his team turned this into a one-sided affair from the start, overwhelming Boise State 79-61 Friday night in the first round of the East Regional.
Rhodes scores 34 to lead Mississippi St. over Oregon 76-69
March 21, 2008
Barry Stewart was wide open in front of the Mississippi State bench, so coach Rick Stansbury discretely pointed to him. Jamont Gordon made the pass, Stewart made the shot and finally the Bulldogs were in control. And, someone besides Charles Rhodes was contributing to the offense.
Siena stuns Vanderbilt, 83-62
March 21, 2008
Privately, some Siena players wondered in recent days if their counterparts on the Vanderbilt roster knew any of their names. If the Commodores didn’t, they surely do now.
Hansbrough, top-seeded UNC beat Mount St. Mary’s 113-74
March 21, 2008
Marcus Ginyard grabbed the loose ball near midcourt and sprinted in for an uncontested dunk. Instead, North Carolina’s normally steady junior bricked the ball into the front of the rim, landed on his tail and heard the laughter coming from his bench. Ginyard could only smile as he scrambled to his feet. “There’s really nothing else for me to do at this point but to laugh about it,” he said.
6Sports video: Jayhawks better be ready for Rebels
March 21, 2008
Coming up tomorrow, it’s #1-seeded Kansas versus #8-seeded UNLV. Sounds easy, right? Well, remember 1998?
6Sports video: Explore the Qwest Center with DJ
March 21, 2008
DJ Whetter goes inside the wardrobe room in the Qwest Center to see what happens behind the scene with the Jayhawk uniforms.
6News video: Car crashes into house
March 21, 2008
A quiet night of watching TV was interrupted for a Lawrence man yesterday when a Mustang came barreling through the front room of his house.
6News video: Gov. Sebelius vetoes coal plant bill
March 21, 2008
As expected, Governor Kathleen Sebelius vetoes a bill that would allow two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
6Sports video: Former Wildcat eager for David-Goliath match-up
March 21, 2008
Back in 1975, Lon Kruger graduated from Kansas State. Eleven years later, he returned to his alma mater to take over the head men’s basketball coaching position.
6Sports video: Kruger: KU ‘bigger, more athletic, deeper” than most teams
March 21, 2008
UNLV coach Lon Kruger talks to the media about facing Kansas tomorrow.
6News video: Price sentencing delayed again
March 21, 2008
Sentencing is once again delayed for a man involved in the 2005 murder of a retired jeweler.
6Sports video: Practice, games make it hard for Hawks to enjoy tournament
March 21, 2008
No game today for the Kansas Jayhawks, only practice, but lots of other games going on across the nation.
6News video: Jefferson County sheriff decides not to run again
March 21, 2008
There will be a new sheriff in town as a familiar face is calling it quits in Jefferson County.
6News video: City to host multiple egg hunts
March 21, 2008
Peter Cottontail will make an appearance in Lawrence tomorrow at two egg extravaganzas.
6News video: City leaders likely to support outdoor concert
March 21, 2008
Lawrence city commissioners will consider rocking out during their next meeting.
6Sports video: KU, UNLV both on tournament-win streaks
March 21, 2008
Five games in nine days: it’s something that both Kansas and UNLV will have to deal with in the second round tomorrow in Omaha.
6News video: Man dyes hair MU colors after losing bet
March 21, 2008
John Ross is a man of his word, even if it means hurting his KU pride.
6News video: Runnin’ Rebel doesn’t scare Jayhawk fans
March 21, 2008
KU’s basketball team has a date with the University of Nevada Las Vegas tomorrow. 6News reporter Jonathan Kealing hit the streets of downtown Lawrence to find out what Jayhawk fans know about the upcoming opposition.
Godbold leads Sooners over Hawks
March 21, 2008
David Godbold knows there’s not much fun in making a quick trip to the NCAA tournament. The senior guard helped make sure Oklahoma stuck around awhile.
Toreros upend UConn 70-69 in overtime
March 21, 2008
San Diego’s Rob Jones didn’t even bother leaving his feet when the ball was tossed up to start the game. The 6-foot-6 forward knew he didn’t have a chance against Connecticut’s 7-foot-3 center Hasheem Thabeet.
No booing at Abrams as Longhorns rout Austin Peay 74-54
March 21, 2008
On a day when A.J. Abrams was scoring every which way, his little floater in the lane hardly seemed like anything special. Except it gave him 15 points. And Austin Peay had 14.
Hibbert leads Hoyas to 66-47 win over UMBC
March 21, 2008
Roy Hibbert kept tipping a rebound off the rim and back to himself. None of Maryland-Baltimore County’s undersized players could grab it from Georgetown’s giant. Not long after that, the Hoyas put the game well out of the Retrievers’ reach, too.
Butler beats South Alabama to get tourney showdown with Tennessee
March 21, 2008
Maybe it’s time to start noticing Butler. Discounted by the selection committee, the Bulldogs opened the NCAA tournament with yet another win, beating South Alabama 81-61 Friday in the first round of the East Regional.
Rogers’ buzzer beater gives WKU 101-99 OT victory over Drake
March 21, 2008
It was the shot of his life, the shot of the tournament and maybe even one for the ages. “It kind of worked out good,” Ty Rogers said, in the understatement of the day.
McClinton scores 38 as Miami beats Saint Mary’s 78-64
March 21, 2008
Jack McClinton is now a star in the state of Arkansas - and not because his last name sounds sort of familiar around these parts. Instead, McClinton dazzled the locals with his quick drives to the basket and long 3-pointers, scoring a career-high 38 points in seventh-seeded Miami’s 78-64 win over 10th-seeded Saint Mary’s on Friday.
Curry leads Davidson past Gonzaga
March 21, 2008
Davidson fans used to have to go back 40 years to the Lefty Driesell era to tell stories of NCAA tournament success. Now they’ve got to look no further than their baby-faced sophomore star.
Vols almost miss wake-up call, hold off American
March 21, 2008
JaJuan Smith and Tennessee felt slighted, and it showed in their shoes. Believing the Volunteers deserved better, Smith wrote “No. 1 seed” on his orange-and-white sneakers. Facing a team making its NCAA tournament debut, it was hardly a walkover.
Concert by WILCO planned for mid-May in downtown Lawrence
Promoter asks city commission to approve use of 900 block of New Hampshire
March 21, 2008
Plans are in the works for a major downtown outdoor concert in mid-May featuring the alternative country rock band WILCO.
Governor vetoes legislation on coal-fired power plants
Override attempts expected in Senate, House
March 21, 2008
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Friday vetoed legislation to build two coal-fired power plants.
Extra Minutes: Kansas 85, Portland State 61
March 21, 2008
Tying up loose ends from KU’s first round win over Portland State, in which the Jayhawks opened up offensively right where they left off Sunday against Texas, allowing themselves to cruise a bit in the second round towards Saturday’s second round matchup with UNLV.
Robinson’s D dandy
Senior keeps PSU’s leader in check
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B6
It was Kansas University’s Russell Robinson who drew the defensive assignment on Big Sky Player of the Year Jeremiah Dominguez on Thursday at Qwest Center.
Vikings sent packing; UNLV next
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A1
One down. And this one was a clinic in superiority. Kansas University’s men’s basketball team started its quest for a national championship exactly how it was expected to: by dispatching 16th-seeded Portland State, 85-61, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at the Qwest Center.
Keegan: Rush comes to play
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B1
On the one hand, the game tipped off at 11:25 a.m., a time Brandon Rush would prefer to be sleeping. On the other hand, the calendar said late March, the time of year Rush likes best.
Kansas basketball notebook
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B7
Kansas coach Bill Self says he has great respect for the Jayhawks’ second-round opponent, University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
PSU’s gamble costly
Vikes dare KU to shoot threes
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B6
With such inferior ability, Portland State’s basketball players had to focus on one of Kansas University’s deadly fists and hope the other one didn’t kill them. Admirable. But the Vikings are dead anyway.
Little, Chipola stave off elimination
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B5
Chipola (Fla.) College came a half second from ending its season with the second of back-to-back losses Thursday at the NJCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.
Tech, OSU consider Dallas
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B2
Texas Tech and Oklahoma State are finalizing plans to move their annual Big 12 football game to Dallas. The first game probably will be in 2009, but the site remains undetermined.
People in the news
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B10
Ā¢ Shia LaBeouf pleads not guilty to smokingĀ¢ T.I. can attend Easter service
NCAA frenzy enlivens workday
KU sails past round one
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A1
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. That should be Kansas University fans’ motto. Jayhawk fans brought televisions to work or cranked up radios to keep up with the action Thursday morning during KU’s first round NCAA Tournament victory over Portland State.
Basketball bounces holiday programming
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B10
Back-to-back NCAA Tournament basketball games (6 p.m. and approximately 8:30 p.m., CBS) dominate Good Friday programming, and the night unfolds without a single programming nod to the solemn religious occasion.
Horoscopes
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B10
Step back often this year. Choose activities that induce relaxation and growth. Aries is the natural pioneer of the zodiac, but other signs need to lead too. Remember, the only person you can control is yourself. If you are single and you naturally evolve in a new direction, many admirers could start knocking on your door!
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 21, 1908: “The work of the fifth annual conference of high schools and academies affiliated with the University of Kansas began at KU today…
Hastily disbanding Iraq army was key error
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, Americans are more focused on threats to the economy than on events in Baghdad.
Flooding a sign of things to come
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A7
Government forecasters said Thursday that the floods washing over large parts of the Midwest are just a taste of things to come, with one meteorologist complaining about a jet stream “on steroids.”
Payola plus
The heavily endowed NCAA does not cover itself with glory with its latest ticket-peddling caper.
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
As if the NCAA collegiate athletic operation wasn’t raking in enough dollars with its annual basketball tournament, now it is engaging in a form of ticket-scalping that it previously condemned. The issue is discussed in Wednesday’s issue of USA Today.
NY food fight continues over calorie disclosure in menus
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A8
From $2 dim sum to $150 foie-gras-and-truffle burgers, New York is a city that always eats - and often out. But lately, the restaurant table has become a battleground.
Man drowns in feeder of Kansas River
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A4
A Topeka man was declared dead after being pulled from a tributary of the Kansas River.
House passes budget without money for veterans commission
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A5
A proposed state budget approved Thursday by the House contains no money for an agency that oversees services for veterans because some members are frustrated with its top administrator.
Drillbit Taylor’ a comedic riff on teen bullying
March 21, 2008 in print edition on C1
Every generation needs its “My Bodyguard,” its “Three O’Clock High,” a come-of-age/face-your-bullies comedy about boys being boys being beaten up by other boys.
View from doubter’s chair
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A11
There was a small epiphany in church last week when we sang the recessional “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded,” a German chorale in which we basses must jump around more limberly than we may be used to.
Space putty tested for shuttle repairs
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A12
Two spacewalking astronauts pulled out a caulk gun and high-tech kind of Silly Putty on Thursday night and tested a method for patching shuttle thermal tiles.
Pump patrol
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.10 at several locations.
Jayhawks to start Big 12
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kansas University’s softball team is scheduled to begin Big 12 Conference play against 11th-ranked Oklahoma at 7 tonight.
NCAA Tournament Roundup: Belmont scares devil out of Duke
MVSU sets records for futility against UCLA
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B4
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.
Credit card data breach may expose troubling vulnerabilities in security
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B11
At first, it sounded like another in a long line of credit card breaches: Up to 4.2 million account numbers were stolen by thieves who cracked computers at Hannaford Bros. Co., an Eastern supermarket chain.
Well-structured leaseback a good option
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B11
A sale/leaseback arrangement can be a handy real estate tool, especially if the transaction involves parents and their grown children.
Rec calendar
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B7
Sports in and around Lawrence
Hall pass
Kansas Music Hall of Fame inducts latest class
March 21, 2008 in print edition on C1
Bill Lee remembers the first time he ever saw live music played in Lawrence. During the mid-1960s, the freshman student at Kansas University stepped into a club and crossed paths with Ann Brewer and the Flames.
Reliable delivery
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: I think we each owe our newspaper carrier a big tip for all their winter deliveries. I know I’m very dependent on my newspaper and my cup of coffee every morning to start my day. I had that every morning of this very long winter.
Choices loom
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: It’s time to think about allocation of scarce or expensive resources, e.g., transportation costs. Gasoline is going up, as is the cost of vehicles. Asphalt, concrete, steel and land acquisition prices are all up. If we want our cars and roads available, much as 10 or 20 years ago, we must pay more, including taxes.
Message of hate
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Surely by now, most of you have heard the sound bites from Barack Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Are we to continue to believe whites are responsible for the racial divide that exists in America with fire-breathing racists like Mr. Wright and Louis Farrakhan out there spreading their message of hate?
Oscar-winner Paul Scofield dies
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B10
Paul Scofield, a commanding stage and screen actor indelibly stamped on filmgoers’ minds as the doomed philosopher-statesman Sir Thomas More in “A Man For All Seasons,” has died at age 86.
Strong words
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
To the editor: In recent days, the media has been discussing statements made by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama’s former pastor. Rev. Wright has claimed that God condemns America for its continued violence, intolerance and bigotry. These are strong words indeed.
Incredible federal spending
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A11
We’ve all seen or heard about them. Perhaps they are friends or family members who have demonstrated financial irresponsibility: a college student who has a budget and quickly exceeds it on wild partying; a cousin or best friend who asks for a “loan” and then never pays it back; people whose credit cards are maxed out and they can’t afford the finance charges.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A10
Kansas basketball coach Ted Owens was fired by athletic director Monte Johnson who said he “felt it necessary to make a change now in order to return the program to the consistent level of national recognition it had enjoyed in the past.”
KC-area hospitals settle antitrust lawsuit with clinic
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B12
A physician-owned clinic has settled a federal antitrust lawsuit that accused a number of Kansas City-area hospitals and insurers of trying to drive it out of business.
California bill would give free parking to mothers-to-be
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A8
Give birth, get a parking pass? California lawmakers are considering granting special parking privileges to women in the final three months of pregnancy and the first two months after birth.
Impact of stingray kills tourist on boat
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
A 75-pound stingray killed a Michigan woman Thursday when it flew out of the water and struck her face as she rode in a boat with her parents and sister in the Florida Keys, officials said.
Missed a meeting? See video replays
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
People who love to watch the Lawrence City Commission have a new option.
Repairs under way on traffic signal
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
A major downtown intersection will be without a traffic signal today and perhaps all weekend as fans flock downtown to watch NCAA Tournament action.
City releases report
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
A new report is out that gives citizens an opportunity to review accomplishments of city government during the past year.
Home-buying seminar set for Saturday
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B11
A Realtor, lender and financial counselor will conduct a how-to seminar for first-time homebuyers from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Seminar to review issues for leaders
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B11
A seminar for employers and business leaders will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Workforce Center, 2540 Iowa, Suite R.
7.2-magnitude quake hits western China
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
A major earthquake struck a sparsely populated region of western China early today. Some houses collapsed, but there were no injuries, state media reported.
Solicitation case trial postponed
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A5
Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone on Thursday delayed a trial in a Lawrence child solicitation case originally scheduled to start next week.
Bush’s Olympic plans haven’t changed
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
China’s crackdown in Tibet will not cause President Bush to cancel his planned trip to the Beijing Olympics, the White House said Thursday.
Offender told to register for assaulting dog
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 20-year-old Wichita man has been sentenced to six months in jail for having sex with a dog - and has been ordered to register as a sex offender.
Man charged with soliciting sex online
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A5
A 24-year-old Tonganoxie man could face more than four years in prison for allegations that he tried to solicit sex and arrange a meeting while talking on the Internet with someone he believed to be a teenager.
First lady to campaign for Sen. Pat Roberts
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
First lady Laura Bush will be in Kansas next week to raise money for Sen. Pat Roberts’ re-election campaign.
Inspector arrested in crane collapse
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
A city inspector has been charged with lying about checking on a construction crane that collapsed 11 days later, killing seven people in Manhattan.
Acclaimed science fiction novelist visited KU
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
Before “2001: A Space Odyssey” made him wildly famous, Arthur C. Clarke visited Kansas University as part of the university’s 100th birthday celebration.
Commodities
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures traded lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery fell 86.5 cents to $9.875; May corn slipped 19.75 cents to $5.075; May oats dropped 19 cents to $3.39. Beef futures traded mixed and pork futures traded higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Bin Laden urges holy war to liberate Palestinian lands
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A9
Osama bin Laden lashed out Thursday at Palestinian peace negotiations with Israel and called for a holy war to liberate the Palestinian lands.
Kansas tennis drops third straight match
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B5
Iowa edged Kansas University’s tennis team, 4-3, on Thursday in KU’s final nonconference dual at First Serve.
Former SLA fugitive released from prison
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
The former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive who hid for years by posing as an ordinary housewife was released from prison Thursday after serving time for trying to bomb police cars, corrections officials said.
LMH offers program for advance care planning
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B11
Lawrence Memorial Hospital will sponsor a free program, “Understanding Advance Directives,” from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the auditorium at the hospital, 325 Maine.
Tomko makes bid for K.C. rotation
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B2
Brett Tomko helped his bid for a spot in Kansas City’s rotation, while Manny Parra probably hurt his own chances with Milwaukee.
Minimum wage proposal fails
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A1
A proposal to put Kansas’ state minimum wage - the lowest in the nation - on track with the federal minimum wage was defeated Thursday by Republicans in the House.Republicans attacked the measure on two fronts - saying the state minimum wage was irrelevant because of the higher federal minimum wage, while also saying that the proposed increase would hurt small businesses.
Balanced UNLV to face KU
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s basketball players filed out of the Qwest Center at halftime of Nevada-Las Vegas’ 71-58 victory over Kent State on Thursday. They had seen enough. Everyone had.
On the record
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police recovered a 2005 Hyundai Monday. The vehicle, valued at $25,000, was reported stolen on Jan. 30 from the 2500 block of West 31st Street.
NBA Roundup
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B8
Scores from around the league.
Woods two back at CA
Ogilvy, Jimenez hold first-round lead
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B2
Tiger Woods kept his head down as the rain fell harder and never broke stride as he followed a series of winding stairs and back doors, each step taking him farther from the Blue Monster. A security guard politely asked for an autograph, and Woods reached for a pen and forced a smile.
Amtrak probes area route extensions
Southwest, Midwest services come under scrutiny
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
Passengers could board a train in Lawrence and go to Fort Worth under a proposal that officials said Thursday will be studied. The $150,000 to $200,000 study will be done by Amtrak and funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Giddens scores 26 in finale
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B2
J.R. Giddens’ college basketball career is over.
Cheney urges more support for Afghans
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A9
Vice President Dick Cheney dismissed fears that Afghanistan could slide into a failed state, telling troops on Thursday that the U.S. and NATO allies will not allow resurgent extremists to bully their way back into power.
Too pretty,’ indeed: K-State upsets Trojans, 80-67
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B1
Five-and-a-half minutes into his first NCAA Tournament game, Kansas State red-shirt freshman Bill Walker came to the bench, and his mouth was as on fire as his shooting touch. “They’re Pac-10, too pretty,” Walker hollered to teammates to fire them up.
China flexes military muscle; Dalai Lama proposes dialogue
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
China blanketed restive Tibetan areas Thursday with a huge buildup of troops, turning small towns across a wide swath of western China into armed encampments.
Study: It really is better to give than to receive
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A1
The Bible counsels misers that it’s better to give than to receive. Science agrees.
Early to rise
KU wide awake for rout
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B1
It took just one knock on Darnell Jackson’s Embassy Suites hotel room door to rouse him out of bed. “I wasn’t sleepy at all,” Jackson, Kansas University’s senior forward, said, eager to hit the shower at 7 a.m. Thursday after receiving an in-person wake-up call from KU’s hard-working team managers. “I was ready to get up. I think we all were today.”
Patient’s suffering, death revive euthanasia debate
March 21, 2008 in print edition on A9
A woman with a rare tumor that had eaten away at her face is accomplishing in death what she could not do while alive: reviving the debate over euthanasia in France.
KU baseball rallies for pair of victories
March 21, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kansas University’s baseball team had its rally caps working Thursday at the Florida Spring Classic.