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Would you attend the WNIT championship game Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse?

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Response Percent
Total 1028

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6:00 a.m.
Kansas players Marija Zinic, left, Sade Morris, center, and Porscha Weddington hustle to celebrate with their teammates on the court after the Jayhawks 75-72 victory over Illinois State Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. ’Hawks fly past Redbirds to WNIT final
April 2, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Sade Morris and her teammates looked outside more than an hour before game time and saw people lined up at the Allen Fieldhouse ticket windows. “We’d never seen that before,” said Morris, a Kansas University junior basketball player. “We were excited.” KU officials had been expecting a crowd of around 3,500 for Wednesday night’s WNIT semifinal against Illinois State.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas University sophomore Adam Vossen, of Tecumseh, makes his way to the top of the hill Wednesday at the intersection of 15th Street and Engel Road on campus. KU should renew its commitment to preserving historic portions of campus as the university grows, according to a campus heritage plan that was discussed at an event Wednesday. KU unveils master plan, aims to preserve campus history
April 1, 2009 in print edition on 3A
A campus heritage plan at Kansas University is calling for a renewed focus on preservation of the historic campus while recognizing that growth is inevitable.
2:00 p.m.
Quail Run School second-graders Ashley Coup, left, and Caitlynn Grammer show off the large worm they found under a log during an outing in the woods Friday with their class. It is the goal of the Nature Education for Kids Task Force to provide children with more opportunities to enjoy and learn from being in natural settings. Youngsters shouldn’t overlook outdoors, CEO says
April 2, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Young people should have less screen time and more experiences in the natural world. That’s the message Cheryl Charles, president and CEO of The Children and Nature Network, is hoping to spread to younger generations. During a lecture Wednesday evening at Free State High School, Charles expressed concern about the amount of time children are spending with electronic devices.
6:00 p.m.
Westar Energy plant smokestacks billow behind a windmill in North Lawrence against the backdrop of a Kansas sunset Nov. 26, 2007. Westar rates projected to rise again
April 1, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Westar Energy Inc. customers are likely to see their rates rise $80 million or more over the next year, on top of a significant increase Kansas regulators approved about two months ago.

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Sebelius not expected to be confirmed until after Congress returns from recess
Sebelius takes questions about taxes, none on abortion
09:53 a.m., April 2, 2009 Updated 05:07 p.m. in print edition on A10
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius is pledging to improve Medicare and Medicaid with an increased focus on prevention and primary care.