Archive for Thursday, March 27, 2008

Also from March 27

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU softball vs. Missouri State Jayhawks head to Detroit
Podcasts
Polls
Should the state Legislature get involved in talks to ensure KU and K-State's football stadiums are used to host the Kansas state high school football championships?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
74%
Yes.
 
20%
Not sure.
 
4%
Total 275
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Melissa Hardy and her daughter, Lucy, wait for Kansas University basketball player Darrell Arthur to sign their poster Wednesday during a sendoff for the team at Allen Fieldhouse. KU plays Villanova on Friday in the Sweet 16. Sweet sendoff for KU at Allen Fieldhouse
March 26, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A 1951 Kansas University graduate was among the basketball fans who lined up Wednesday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse to wish the team well during its Sweet 16 game Friday in Detroit.
8:00 a.m.
Woodlawn School sixth-grader Isaac King, left, draws an expensive "meal ticket" for $54.97 per meal, plus 19% tip, which he has to budget into a imaginary road trip to Detroit during a Math Madness exercise Wednesday. At center is student Adam Withers and at right is teacher Haley Bruns. Working in teams, Bruns' students are using the imaginary road trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 games in Detroit to hone their math skills in figuring budgets and unexpected expenses on the road to the Final Four. March Madness puts math skills to the test
March 27, 2008 in print edition on 1A
One classroom of Lawrence sixth-graders is in the midst of Math Madness. With the Kansas University men’s basketball team in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, math lessons have turned toward getting students to Detroit.
12:00 p.m.
The location of the prposed industrial park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport. Developers tout industrial park
March 27, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Developers proposing an industrial park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport did their best Wednesday to convince city commissioners that the project was financially feasible.
4:00 p.m.
The expansive gardens at the Kansas State Horticulture Research & Extension Center tests plant species to see which have the fortitude to withstand the often brutal Kansas climate. The center is on the southeast corner of the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant Site near De Soto. Reclaiming the landscape
March 27, 2008 in print edition on 1C
The Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant near De Soto has been long abandoned. The main entrance looks like a desolate ghost town with paint peeling off the buildings of muted tones in gray and tan.
10:00 p.m.
Actor Blake Robbins engages in a gun battle during a scene shot in Nortonville for the film "Bunker Hill." The Battle of Bunker Hill
March 27, 2008 in print edition on 1C
The town of Bunker Hill resides in Russell County in the central plains of Kansas. As of the 2000 census, the population numbered a modest 101 citizens. But Kansas filmgoers - and with a little luck, national audiences - may soon equate the name Bunker Hill with that of the movie that shares its title and setting.

All stories

Accounting students demonstrate prowess
KU business school students rank high in passing CPA exam on first attempt
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B11
Kansas University accounting students are good at crunching numbers, and it doesn’t take long for them to prove their proficiency.
Jayhawks softball sweeps
Longballs carry KU to 4-3, 8-0 victories over Missouri State
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
Betsy Wilson’s Kansas University softball teammates aren’t calling her Babe Ruth. At least, not yet.
Sweet 16 capsules
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B8
East and West Regional
Brown propels Athletics
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B7
Emil Brown found a safe way home: hit the ball over the fence.
Over-telling
Why must the IRS spend extra millions to let the people know they are going to get something they already know is coming?
March 27, 2008 in print edition on A10
Journalism teachers often instruct students that the best formula for a good analytical article is to (1) inform readers what you’re going to tell them, (2) tell them, then (3) tell them what you’ve told them.
Our Town sports
March 27, 2008 in print edition on B4
Local sports