Archive for Sunday, March 30, 2008

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

Poll results

Response Percent
F/C Tyler Hansbrough
G Tywon Lawson
G/F Danny Green
G Wayne Ellington
Someone Else
Total 1424

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

March 30, 2008 in print edition on D3
The best-selling books for this week.
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.
A Dog’s Life
March 30, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: A Dog’s Life by Lori Wagner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elite Eight capsules
March 30, 2008 in print edition on C3
South and Midwest regionals