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KU Fan Photos from Lawrence KU vs. Davidson 2003 tornado 2006 microburst KU vs. Davidson Press Conference National pastime
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Getting past the whole Roy Williams thing, who poses the biggest threat to KU Saturday night?

Poll results

Response Percent
F/C Tyler Hansbrough
 
59%
G Tywon Lawson
 
20%
G/F Danny Green
 
9%
G Wayne Ellington
 
9%
Someone Else
 
2%
Total 1424
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Jacob Wisdom, 12, left, takes a photo of Jenny Bewley and her son, Jared, 12, at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. Jacob and Jared participated in a program for at-risk kids that included a ride in small planes on Saturday. Students take off in Wright Flight program
March 29, 2008 in print edition on 1B
A simple adjustment of a mathematical equation thrust the Wright Brothers into the history books, and lifted their accomplishment of being first in flight as one of the most important of the 20th century. In that spirit of perseverance, four Lawrence students were rewarded Saturday for achieving academic goals they set at the beginning of the school year.
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence School district Superintendent Randy Weseman, right, and Kansas University medical student Courtney Bone practice salsa dancing Friday at Centennial School's gym. The two will be part of a fundraiser for Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care agency on April 19. VNA sets stage to raise hospice house support
March 30, 2008 in print edition on 1B
He may not have the moves of “Dancing with the Stars” champions Drew Lachey or Emmitt Smith, but he’s willing to give ballroom dancing a whirl. Besides, it’s for a good cause.
3:45 p.m.
Kansas forward Darrell Arthur warms up before taking on Davidson on Sunday, March 30, 2008 in Detroit, Mich. Next up: UNC - KU downs Davidson, returns to Final Four a 59-57 winner
3:45 p.m., March 30, 2008 Updated 6:19 p.m.
DETROIT, Mich. - Let the week of hype begin. Thanks to a 59-57 Kansas University victory over Davidson Sunday in Detroit which was sweated out until the closing moments, the matchup everyone has been waiting for is set. Bill Self and Kansas will take on Roy Williams and North Carolina next Saturday in San Antonio, as Sunday’s victory propelled the Jayhawks to their first Final Four appearance since 2003. It also sets a Final Four field consisting of four No. 1 seeds for the first time since the field expanded to 64 teams 19 years ago. Davidson sophomore Stephen Curry got his points, but on a rough shooting night overall, he still finished with 25 points. Jason Richards, who scored seven points for Davidson, had a shot at the game-winning three at the buzzer, but missed.

All stories

6Sports video: KU baseball falls to Aggies
March 30, 2008
This afternoon Kansas and Texas A&M were back at Hoglund Ballpark for the final installment of this week’s series.
6News video: Traveling fans say Detroit worth the trip
March 30, 2008
Jayhawk Nation was out in force tonight, and those who traveled to Detroit are thrilled about making the trip to college basketball’s biggest state.
6News video: After rescue, racers continue adventure
March 30, 2008
A dozen people competing in an all-day adventure race at Clinton Lake were treated for hypothermia on Saturday after their boats capsized.
6Sports video: Kansas makes it — barely
March 30, 2008
The Kansas Jayhawks are headed to their 13th Final Four, although this one was in doubt until the very last minute.
6Sports video: KU tennis takes on OSU
March 30, 2008
After knocking off Oklahoma on Friday, today the Kansas tennis team returned against Oklahoma State.
6News video: Residents to vote on local option budget
March 30, 2008
Voters in Lawrence head to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether to give the school board the authority to raise the local option budget and property taxes.
6News video: Crimson and blue take to the streets
March 30, 2008
Moments after today’s big win, fans poured out into the street to celebrate.
6News video: Inspectors to assess Clinton Lake dam
March 30, 2008
It is a big inspection for one big pile of dirt. A team of engineers from across the country will be at the Clinton Lake dam on Tuesday to give a thorough inspection to the structure.
6News video: Hawks headed to Final Four
March 30, 2008
The nets are gone, and the goal’s just about out of here in Detroit. That’s because Kansas is moving on to San Antonio and the Final Four.
Fieldhouse to open for fans to welcome Jayhawks
08:15 p.m., March 30, 2008 Updated 10:44 p.m.
Kansas University associate athletic director Jim Marchiony confirmed that Allen Fieldhouse will open for fans to welcome the victorious Jayhawks when they return from Detroit. Assistant athletics director of operations and events Bill Dickerson said the field house will open between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Mass. celebration under way
07:08 p.m., March 30, 2008 Updated 10:21 p.m.
Police have blocked off Massachusetts Street between 9th and 11th streets to accommodate a makeshift street party in celebration of Kansas University’s Elite Eight victory.
Next up: UNC - KU downs Davidson, returns to Final Four a 59-57 winner
03:45 p.m., March 30, 2008 Updated 06:19 p.m.
DETROIT, Mich. - Let the week of hype begin. Thanks to a 59-57 Kansas University victory over Davidson Sunday in Detroit which was sweated out until the closing moments, the matchup everyone has been waiting for is set. Bill Self and Kansas will take on Roy Williams and North Carolina next Saturday in San Antonio, as Sunday’s victory propelled the Jayhawks to their first Final Four appearance since 2003. It also sets a Final Four field consisting of four No. 1 seeds for the first time since the field expanded to 64 teams 19 years ago. Davidson sophomore Stephen Curry got his points, but on a rough shooting night overall, he still finished with 25 points. Jason Richards, who scored seven points for Davidson, had a shot at the game-winning three at the buzzer, but missed.
New Greensburg emerges in reconstruction
Kansas town breaks ground on new water tower
March 30, 2008
In late February, construction started on the city of Greensburg water tower.
Monk-led protests reflect growing Buddhist activism
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A10
Buddhist monks hurling rocks at Chinese in Tibet, or peacefully massing against Myanmar’s military, can strike jarring notes.
Credit crunch rattles student loans
March 30, 2008 in print edition on E1
Getting a mortgage or finding a low-interest credit card these days aren’t the only slices of the financial market tightening up during a national money crunch.
Hillary may want presidency too much
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B6
In a way, it’s unfair to single out Hillary Clinton for lying. They all do it, after all. Eight years ago, John McCain, conductor on the Straight Talk Express, swore he saw nothing wrong with South Carolina flying the Confederate battle flag atop its statehouse.
Even with modifications, mortgage mess frustrates borrowers
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A4
In the nearly four months since Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson challenged mortgage lenders to modify distressed home loans voluntarily to ease record numbers of foreclosures, it remains difficult to gauge the program’s success.
Even a ‘long rope’ and ample patience have their final limit
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D1
Believe it or not, I have a very long rope. By that, I mean I possess a seemingly endless amount of patience in times of inconvenience and duress.
American glass companies copied Moser designs
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D4
Ludwig Moser started decorating glass in Bohemia, now the Czech Republic, in 1857. He bought glass vases and tableware from others because he was not granted the right to make his own glass until 1892.
Showtime’s ‘Tudors’ is still a royal scam
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D6
It’s easy to give “The Tudors” a tag like “Dirty Sexy Royalty,” but it’s also misleading, because it makes the show sound like more fun than it really is.
National pastime
The art of baseball
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D1
There is a grace to the game of baseball. Its leisurely pace is interrupted by bursts of speed and strength, not unlike ballet. Perhaps that’s why artists often gravitate to it in word, music and film.
Strategies offered for difficult child behavior
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D7
Here are some recommendations for dealing with difficult behavior, devised by experts in child development. These techniques have been found to work, but they are no guarantees of success, because each child and family is different.
6News forecasting mix of high tech, old school
March 30, 2008
We can all remember being asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” And most of us probably remember that fantasy job becoming more realistic as we grew from our childhood years to our teenage years.
Zimbabweans vote in 28-year ruler’s biggest test
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
Zimbabweans voted Saturday on whether to keep the ruler blamed by opponents for their country’s economic collapse, though President Robert Mugabe’s challengers claimed the election was rigged even before the polls opened.
Self shooting for first Final Four berth
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C1
Bill Self doesn’t know how he’ll react if Kansas University’s basketball team tops Davidson College today and advances to the Final Four.
Kansas basketball notebook
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C5
Sophomore Sherron Collins, who has tonsillitis, said he’s feeling fine and will play in today’s game.
Closed planetarium focus of bitter business dispute
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A7
For decades, Soviet schoolchildren flocked to the Moscow Planetarium to gaze at the stars. Now plans to reopen the landmark silver-domed structure, shut for repairs 14 years ago, are mired in a struggle for control of an institution situated on a pricey patch of real estate.
All eyes on the skies
Weather watchers take personal interest in nature
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A1
If you want to know what the weather was like on your wedding day five years ago, or on the afternoon of last year’s baseball tournament, Robert Khoury is the man to talk to.
Farmers return to barricades as talk over taxes stall
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A5
Farmers chafing at export taxes on their crops set up new blockades of rural highways on Saturday after talks failed to end a dispute that has halted grain exports and emptied supermarket shelves of meat.
City’s levee improvements under way
FEMA called for renovations nationwide after Hurricane Katrina disaster
March 30, 2008
It’s 13 miles of dirt and gravel, and a darn good bike path, too.
Americans could use a little baseball
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B6
Washington’s first major league baseball team, the Senators, was owned by Clark Griffith, who, in the democratic, give-the-people-what-they-want spirit of the city, said: “Fans like home runs - and we have assembled a pitching staff to please our fans.”
Tornado spotter recounts 2003 storm
March 30, 2008
On the evening of May 8, 2003, Matt Withers was parked off of U.S. Highway 56 in southwestern Douglas County, listening to radio reports of a massive, milewide tornado moving through Osage County.
Commentary: Defense will carry UCLA to title
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kevin Love was telling a story. UCLA had just beaten the Xavier Musketeers, 76-57, to reach the Final Four, and Love was in the Bruins’ locker room, a West Regional championship cap on his head, a cord of net over his ear and a silly grin on his face.
Dispute intensifies on illegal workers
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
Two days of debate in the Kansas Legislature showed the wide range of opinion and emotion on the issue of illegal immigration both in the Capitol and across the state as e-mails flooded the inboxes of legislators.
Timetable for army changeover sees constant changes
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A9
Iraq’s new army is “developing steadily,” with “strong Iraqi leaders out front,” the chief U.S. trainer assured the American people. That was three-plus years ago, the U.S. Army general was David H. Petraeus, and some of those Iraqi officials at the time were busy embezzling more than $1 billion allotted for the new army’s weapons, according to investigators.
Cities go dark to raise awareness for global warming
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A6
From the Sydney Opera House to Rome’s Colosseum to the Sears Tower’s famous antennas in Chicago, floodlit icons of civilization went dark Saturday for Earth Hour, a worldwide campaign to highlight the threat of climate change.
Students to celebrate Boys and Girls Club week
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B5
Hundreds of students in Lawrence have been busy preparing for the National Boys and Girls Club Week.
KU student recounts adventures in storm-chasing
March 30, 2008
When most people see a tornado, they have two basic instincts: Run for cover or run the other way.
Have a plan for when the sirens sound
March 30, 2008
After the rough 2007 season in Kansas, the reminders are plentiful about having a plan for severe weather safety.
Tourists taken on early morning jogs through cherry blossoms
March 30, 2008 in print edition on E12
For Jake Kwon, spring doesn’t begin until the city’s famous cherry trees have bloomed, wrapping the Tidal Basin in a stunning canopy of pink and white petals. But he did think of staying away this year, weary of fighting traffic, traipsing through muddy grounds trampled by tourists and trying to snap that perfect photograph with throngs of people in the way.
Book chronicles woman’s struggle to thwart her genetic destiny
March 30, 2008 in print edition on E12
At age 35, Jessica Queller was the kind of woman it’s hard not to envy. Bright, funny and attractive, she was a TV writer with a great Hollywood gig and loads of friends. Yet one sunny morning, Queller suddenly faced an overwhelming life-or-death decision.
Want to travel in new, borderless Europe? Hop a train
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A10
Once upon a time, when rail travelers crossed the Polish-German frontier, their passports and belongings were scrutinized by stern Polish and German border police. Even in the 1990s, it felt like a movie from the 1930s. These days, the Polish police are gone for good.
Lawmakers rush to act on housing mess
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A5
Congressional leaders are racing to push through an array of election-year housing measures that already have stirred up much political wrangling and the White House is examining its own plan to further help homeowners caught in the mortgage meltdown.
Review: Author blames late-night comedy for citizen’s political cynicism
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D3
Ask a 30-something to impersonate George H.W. Bush, and chances are you’ll get the “Saturday Night Live” version - an imitation of former cast member Dana Carvey nasally intoning, “Not gonna do it,” or “Wouldn’t be prudent.”
Microburst’ makes surprise entry into city’s vernacular
March 30, 2008
Ever since a severe storm hit Lawrence two years ago, the name “microburst” has taken on new meaning to many in the city.
Difficult - and lasting - lessons
Lawrence officials, residents develop new plans following troublesome 2003 tornado
March 30, 2008
When an F-2 tornado hit Lawrence on May 8, 2003, perhaps no one had a better view than Mike Hegeman. Standing on his back deck, he watched as the funnel roared near. When the roofs from the next-door Aberdeen South Apartments started peeling off and timber began flying through the air, he decided it was time to go inside. Just as he reached the basement, he heard the loud clatter of debris hitting his home. Then it was over.
Greensboro has been kind to Rutgers before
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C6
The bus carrying the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to dinner earlier this week passed by the hotel where they stayed during last year’s NCAA Tournament. For guard Matee Ajavon, that was enough to revive those feel-good memories of their improbable run through the Greensboro Regional.
Texas’ Augustin right at home
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C6
D.J. Augustin calls Houston home - sort of. It’s his home now, but it’s not where he grew up and built his childhood memories.
Gadhafi warns Arab leaders at summit
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi poured contempt on fellow Arab leaders at a summit Saturday, and warned that they might be overthrown like former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.
Pickup truck crashes into motel, waking man
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
Blake Icenhower got a one-ton wake-up call.
Group says US courts threatening press
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
An association representing newspapers from across the Americas raised concerns on Saturday that U.S. courts have unjustly jailed and fined journalists who refuse to reveal their sources.
Dixon first winner in new era
Kanaan’s late crash opens door at Gainsco Indy 300
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C2
Scott Dixon took the lead after Tony Kanaan crashed Saturday night and went on to win the first race of the new era of American open-wheel racing.
EU rejects views in anti-Quran movie
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
EU foreign ministers sharply rejected the views in a new anti-Quran film, saying Saturday it equates Islam with violence, but defended the right of a maverick Dutch lawmaker to make it.
UT forward’s long journey paying off
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C6
Texas freshman power forward Alexis Wangmene came to the United States four years ago from Cameroon not knowing a word of English. But he seems to have caught on to life in America.
Cheetahs maul woman, who’s expected to live
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
The owner of a wildlife sanctuary was attacked by two cheetahs Saturday and hospitalized with about 40 puncture wounds to her extremities and back, authorities said.
Terps topple Vandy
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C7
Shhhh! Crystal Langhorne would like everyone to ignore Maryland’s convincing performance Saturday night.
Herring fishermen strike mother lode in Alaskan waters
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
How about a job grossing half a million bucks in 60 minutes? That’s what some commercial seine fishermen in Sitka, Alaska, scooped out of the water on Wednesday - in the form of fatty, silvery Pacific herring.
Pringle leads Heels to quarterfinals
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C7
North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell couldn’t bring herself to belabor her team’s 25 turnovers, double-digit rebounding deficit or bumbling first half.
PM makes war on terror No. 1 priority
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
Pakistan’s new prime minister vowed Saturday to make the war on terror his No. 1 priority, but said peace talks and aid programs could be more effective than weapons in fighting militancy in tribal areas along the Afghan border.
Royals fall, 5-2, but Greinke has promising start
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C9
Life without their starting center fielder might be just fine for the Milwaukee Brewers, thanks to Tony Gwynn Jr.
Man wakes up just in time in garbage truck
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
William M. Bowen woke up after a night of drinking with friends and realized he was inside a commercial trash-collection truck full of waste.
Wilson, Kansas topple Raiders
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C10
Two forgettable years at Arizona followed by two undistinguished seasons at Kansas hardly have been foreshadowing for Betsy Wilson’s final college softball season.
On the record
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B2
A single family residence was destroyed in a fire Saturday in Franklin County.
UNC coasts into Final Four
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C3
Tyler Hansbrough always found a way for North Carolina, whether it was carrying the Tar Heels when they lost their point guard or making a shot despite every defender knowing the ball would end up in his hands.
Olympic torchbearers reach Acropolis amid small protests
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A6
Torchbearers carried the Olympic flame through the crowded streets of Athens to the Acropolis on Saturday amid heavy security and demonstrations by small groups of protesters.
Bruins brush off Xavier, win West
UCLA in Final Four for third straight year
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C3
After reaching the Final Four for the third straight time, UCLA coach Ben Howland called these Bruins “by far the best” of the three.
Clinton Lake racers rally from fall
Canoes capsize during area adventure contest
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical treated and released 12 people, including one woman, Saturday after their canoes filled with water and capsized during an adventure race on Clinton Lake. No injuries were reported, and nobody was taken to the hospital.
Neglect suspected in case of 10 pound boy
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
Authorities in the Florida Panhandle say they have arrested a woman suspected of severely neglecting a 4-year-old boy.
Davidson vs. Goliath
Giant-killing Curry Wildcats’ top weapon
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C1
Stop it. Stop talking about the secret to containing Davidson College basketball phenom Stephen Curry. Stop thinking that it’s just a nice little hot stretch in this NCAA Tournament that can be extinguished with good athleticism and good focus on defense.
Militia leader tells followers to defy government orders
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A9
Anti-American Shiite militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his followers Saturday to defy government orders to surrender their weapons, as U.S. jets struck Shiite extremists near Basra to bolster a faltering Iraqi offensive against gunmen in the city.
Horoscopes
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D5
You have a sense of destiny and direction this year. If you go into your own business, you might be a natural. If you are single, check out each person who blips on your radar. If you are attached, you are in a position to transform your bond into a closer relationship.
Commentary: Kansas too great for its own good
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B2
At the risk of seeming like an absolute moron (because, hey, when has that ever stopped me?), let me say that I still think Villanova is a pretty good basketball team. You would never have guessed it Friday night, but the Wildcats beat Clemson, Connecticut, Pittsburgh and West Virginia this season.
Take care of charity contributions from spending
Small donations may lead to huge credit card finance charges
March 30, 2008 in print edition on E1
One of the simplest and most gratifying ways to help your favorite worthy cause is to use an affinity credit card, which makes a small donation to a charitable group every time you purchase something with it.
Readers share their kansas storm stories
March 30, 2008
The Lawrence Journal-World staff invited readers to share their Kansas storm memories.
RSVP to honor senior volunteers
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B4
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center invites Douglas County residents who are ages 55 and older to attend a Retired Seniors Volunteer Program ceremony.
Nomo’s return halted by injury
Journeyman hoping groin strain doesn’t signal end of pitching career
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C9
A groin strain has put Hideo Nomo’s comeback bid with the Kansas City Royals on hold.
ACLU program covers Internet issues
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B8
The Douglas County chapter of the ACLU will present “Government and Corporate Surveillance on the Internet,” a panel discussion on free speech and press, at 7 p.m. April 9 in the auditorium of Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
A Dog’s Life
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: A Dog’s Life by Lori Wagner.
Wichita day care had been investigated
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B5
State regulators said they earlier had investigated the Wichita day care home where a 1-year-old child died Tuesday and were trying to inspect the facility again shortly before the girl’s death.
Lawrence resident sees Tibetan divide on Olympics
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B7
Freedom is the common goal for all Tibetans. But a free Tibet may not be, at least not in the short term.
Behind the Lens: J-W photographer finds best sport photos come after the press conference
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D2
Imagine, if you can, hordes of reporters clawing at each other’s backs to circle you. One after another microphones are thrust in your face. Relentless camera flashes blind you while TV cameras record your every step.
Haunted body
Author emerges as public face of transgendered
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D3
Jennifer Finney Boylan never set out to be the public face for the transgendered.
Recipients of Katrina grants about to get slammed again
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A1
Imagine that your home was reduced to mold and wood framing by Hurricane Katrina. Desperate for money to rebuild, you engage in a frustrating bureaucratic process, and after months of living in a government-provided trailer tainted with formaldehyde, you finally win a federal grant. Then a collector calls with the staggering news that you have to pay back thousands of dollars.
Gore has power to end Democratic fight
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B7
Of all life’s ironies, this may be among the most unusual, the most awkward and the most significant.
KU falls to A&M in extras
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C10
The one thing Ritch Price hasn’t had to worry about all season has been the performance of his bullpen. So it baffled the Kansas University baseball coach when the bullpen turned out to be the Achilles heel in KU’s 9-6 defeat in 10 innings Saturday against Texas A&M.
Panel to discuss underage drinking
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B4
It’s a help session for parents about fighting underage drinking and drug use.
Emergency management leader works in fast-forward mode
March 30, 2008
Teri Smith doesn’t take the philosophy of “be prepared” lightly.
Best-sellers
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D3
The best-selling books for this week.
Davidson basketball notebook
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C4
Here’s the skinny on Davidson College: It’s located about 20 minutes north of Charlotte, N.C., in the town of Davidson. The town has a population of about 9,000, and the campus has an enrollment of 1,700 students. The college is known for its strong academics.
Tickets ready Tuesday for chief justice lecture
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B4
Tickets for Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ Vickers lecture at Kansas University will become available at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Raises at stake in LOB election
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A1
Lawrence school board members say if voters give them authority to raise an extra $679,000 in Tuesday’s election, it won’t be enough to close the district’s teacher-salary gap with area districts.
Public likely to see less of new pope
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A8
On Oct. 6, 1979, Pope John Paul II emerged from a car’s sunroof, waving and smiling to thousands of cheering onlookers who lined Washington streets and even climbed trees for a glimpse of the Roman Catholic leader. Things will be different when Pope Benedict XVI arrives next month.
K.C. falls to San Jose
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C2
Mark Greib threw a touchdown pass and Brian Johnson ran for three scores in the defending ArenaBowl champion San Jose SaberCats’ 44-38 victory over the winless Kansas City Brigade on Saturday night.
Edwards praises Clinton, Obama
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
Former Sen. John Edwards, in his first public speech since dropping his White House bid two months ago, praised Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on Saturday, but declined to endorse either candidate.
Capital City Bank adds vice president
March 30, 2008 in print edition on E1
Jamie Lowe is back banking in Lawrence, as senior vice president and commercial relationship manager for Capital City Bank.
Weather major facet in Sunflower State’s history
March 30, 2008
Weather, no doubt, plays a role in lifestyle wherever a person might live.
Baker’s cone box show makes big impact
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D1
A big show known for its tiny works of art returns to Baker University starting Tuesday.
Study: Small hospitals safe for stent procedures
March 30, 2008 in print edition on E12
Is it safe to have your arteries unclogged at a hospital that lacks heart surgeons who can operate if something goes wrong? Many states ban this except in emergencies like heart attacks. But more small hospitals are trying it in non-urgent cases, and the largest study ever done of this, released on Saturday, suggests it may not be as risky as has been feared.
Myths and facts
March 30, 2008
Weather myths and facts provided by the National Weather Service
Police apologize for wrong surveillance pics
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
Police in La Crosse are a little red-faced right now. They’re apologizing after issuing an alert about a woman suspected of using a stolen credit card at a convenience store. They also helpfully issued surveillance video images of her.
Weather kits: What to keep on hand
March 30, 2008
In the event of an emergency, having a properly stocked emergency-preparedness kit can be key, according to Douglas County Emergency Management.
Think big
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: There’s been considerable grumbling that big financial institutions are being bailed out of their subprime mortgage problems while individual homeowners are losing their houses. It doesn’t have to be this way!
Capitol Briefing
News from the Kansas Statehouse
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B5
The Rev. H Setter, pastor of All Saints Catholic Church in Wichita, blistered members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee last week because of their support of a statewide smoking ban.
Tax question
The limited availability of local funds and the school district’s lack of cooperation with other units of government justify a “no” vote on Tuesday’s local tax question.
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B6
The Journal-World has been and continues to be a strong, enthusiastic supporter of the Lawrence public school system. This newspaper believes Lawrence residents should do what they can to insure that their children receive the best possible public education and have a school system that is looked upon as one of the best, if not the best, in Kansas or any other university city.
Air Force pushing for liquefied coal to power its fleet
March 30, 2008 in print edition on E12
Squeezed by the soaring cost of oil-based jet fuel, the Air Force is converting its gas-guzzling fleet of aircraft to synthetic fuels and encouraging the creation of a liquefied coal industry that could tap the nation’s vast coal reserves.
White, LSU oust Cowgirls
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C7
Once she had simmered down, LSU point guard Erica White sat in front of her locker and said she was embarrassed by the in-game shouting match she had with Oklahoma State star Andrea Riley.
Miley Cyrus cleans up at bash
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D5
It was the best of both worlds at Saturday’s Kids Choice Awards for Miley Cyrus, who took home trophies for favorite female singer and TV actress and rocked the show with a spirited performance of her hit song, “GNO - Girls Night Out.”
LHS blanked on road
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C10
The Lawrence High baseball team managed two hits and fell, 6-0, to Blue Valley North on Saturday.
Bankruptcies
March 30, 2008 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records
People in the news
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D5
¢ Rapper Beanie Sigel back in prison¢ Author Clancy’s home damaged by fire
Keegan: Rush’s popularity has caught up to his productivity
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C1
Understandable suspicion greeted Brandon Rush in his first days as a student-athlete at Kansas University.
Wizards blank United, 2-0
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C2
Argentinian World Cup veteran Claudio Lopez and Colombian forward Ivan Trujillo scored second-half goals in their Major League Soccer debuts, giving the Kansas City Wizards a 2-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Elite Eight capsules
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C3
South and Midwest regionals
TCU taps Kent State coach
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C2
TCU hired Jim Christian away from Kent State on Saturday, hoping his penchant for 20-win seasons with the Golden Flashes translates to the moribund Horned Frogs.
Forward’s style fits with Aggies
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C6
No matter the circumstances or the position, Danielle Gant has delivered the perfect fit for Texas A&M.
Firebirds stay unbeaten
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C10
Hunter Schieb went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, and the Free State baseball team defeated Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo, 5-2, on Saturday.
VNA sets stage to raise hospice house support
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
He may not have the moves of “Dancing with the Stars” champions Drew Lachey or Emmitt Smith, but he’s willing to give ballroom dancing a whirl. Besides, it’s for a good cause.
Bush begins worldwide farewell tour
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
Winding down his presidency, George W. Bush is beginning his farewell tour on the world stage trailed by questions about how much clout he still wields.
Some questions about special election
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A8
Lawrence school district voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to allow the school board to increase its local option budget by 1 percent.
Doctor gets jail time for death of patient
March 30, 2008 in print edition on B8
A former Topeka physician has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for the death of a woman he was treating for Lyme disease using an unauthorized method.
Close Obama-Clinton finish would force tough choice
March 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
For all their delight in soaring voter registration and strong poll numbers, some Democrats fear the contest between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton might have a nightmarish end, which could wreck a promising election year.