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Mardi Gras in Kansas parade on Mass. Mardi Gras in Kansas parade The day in photos, Feb. 24, 2009
Does Kansas need an equal rights amendment to its constitution?

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12:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins lets out a roar in front of the Oklahoma bench during the second half at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. FINAL: Collins’ clutch threes secure KU’s 87-78 victory over No. 3 OU
6:35 p.m., February 23, 2009 Updated 2:09 a.m.
Sherron Collins hit five of his final six threes, while Tyshawn Taylor contributed a career-high 26 points and Cole Aldrich added 20 rebounds in the Jayhawks’ victory.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins ducks under Oklahoma forward Ryan Wright Collins heads to the hoop during the first half at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. Jayhawks deserve their lofty perch
February 24, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Not a single returning starter from a year ago, only one player who logged more than four minutes in the national-title game and an unavoidable heavy reliance on freshmen added up to no chance for Kansas University to extend its streak of at least a share of consecutive Big 12 regular-season titles to five. Right? Wrong.
10:00 a.m.
Mike Amyx, owner of Amyx Barber Shop 842 1/2Mass., gives a haircut to Nick Larkin, 8, in his downtown shop in this 2006 file photo. Amyx a familiar face in city politics
12:54 p.m., February 23, 2009 Updated 1:33 p.m. in print edition on 3A
A 29-year-old Mike Amyx stood in the Douglas County Clerk’s office and watched an election official scrawl vote totals on a chalkboard. “I’m an excited young man,” Amyx told a Journal-World reporter, as he learned that he had enough votes to win a two-year term on the Lawrence City Commission. That was in 1983, and you would have thought the excitement would soon wear off.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence Police Department recruits Samuel Hiatt, left, and Christopher Hatfield go through training exercises Monday at the former fire station at Stone Barn Terrace and Lawrence Avenue. The recruits — 12 men and one woman in all — are halfway through the academy. They’ll get their badges on April 10 and will spend 14 weeks in field training before taking to the streets alone. Academy trains new class of officers
February 24, 2009 in print edition on 1A
There’s a new crop of cops preparing to provide protection to the residents of Lawrence. On Monday, the group of 13 police recruits experienced firsthand some of the risks associated with the job. They posed as suspects, hunted along hallways and through rooms by their fellow trainees, who were armed with empty guns and flashlights.
6:00 p.m.
Manhattan residents Jennifer Stalder and her mother Patty Stalder were just two of the colorfully dressed fans of Fat Tuesday in downtown Lawrence Feb. 24, 2009, for a parade that grew to about 150 Mardi Gras revelers. Mardi Gras parade goes off without a hitch
9:47 a.m., February 24, 2009 Updated 1:42 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Those Lawrencians looking to celebrate Fat Tuesday can take part in the 2nd Annual Mardi Gras in Kansas parade.

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Colts agree to release Harrison
Indianapolis can’t reach agreement with wide receiver
February 24, 2009 in print edition on B2
Marvin Harrison refused to take a pay cut. The Indianapolis Colts couldn’t afford to keep him without one.