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Polls
What's the best deal in town for nightlife?

Poll results

Response Percent
Other
 
44%
$5 2-liter towers at Yacht Club on Wednesdays
 
22%
The Ranch’s dollar night on Fridays
 
15%
Jayhawker on Thursday for 2-for-1 martinis
 
12%
$8 Wine Flights at Genovese on Wednesdays
 
4%
Total 63
What's the best deal for dining out in Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
Cici’s Pizza
 
25%
Other
 
23%
Jade Garden
 
14%
Food court at Hy-Vee
 
12%
Rudy’s Pizzeria
 
9%
Henry T’s wing night on Wednesdays
 
7%
Burrito King
 
6%
Total 141
Where are the best fuel deals in Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
Quik Trip on 23rd Street
 
49%
Other
 
24%
Presto on Ninth Street
 
20%
Jayhawk Food Mart on Ninth Street
 
4%
Star Food Mart on Ninth Street
 
1%
Total 69
What's the best deal in Lawrence for family activies or recreation?

Poll results

Response Percent
Free play basketball and volleyball with Lawrence Parks and Recreation
 
28%
Other
 
27%
Frisbee Golf at Centennial Park
 
22%
Bringing lunch and watching a KU baseball game
 
11%
$20 for 18 holes at the Eagle Bend Golf Course, Mon.-Thurs.
 
10%
Total 59
What seed should KU get in the NCAA tournament?

Poll results

Response Percent
3
 
41%
4
 
37%
5
 
14%
2
 
6%
Total 2604
Who was KU's first-half MVP against Baylor?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tyshawn Taylor
 
48%
Cole Aldrich
 
25%
Marcus Morris
 
17%
Other
 
7%
Total 39
What is KU's all-time record in the finals of the Big 12 tournament?

Poll results

Response Percent
6-1
 
56%
5-2
 
32%
7-0
 
7%
4-3
 
3%
Total 193
What is KU's all-time record in the quarterfinals round of the Big 12 tournament?

Poll results

Response Percent
11-1
 
39%
12-0
 
27%
10-2
 
23%
9-3
 
9%
Total 76
Mario Chalmers scored how many points in last year's Big 12 Championship game against Texas?

Poll results

Response Percent
31
 
25%
26
 
24%
28
 
24%
30
 
15%
24
 
10%
Total 83
Who has the highest point total in a Big 12 tournament game for KU (31)?

Poll results

Response Percent
Paul Pierce
 
34%
Mario Chalmers
 
30%
Wayne Simien
 
28%
Raef LaFrentz
 
6%
Total 78
What is KU's record all-time in the Big 12 tournament?

Poll results

Response Percent
25-6
 
47%
26-5
 
32%
24-7
 
16%
23-8
 
3%
Total 61
In the Big 12 Tournament's 13-year history, how many times has KU earned the No. 1 seed?

Poll results

Response Percent
7
 
31%
6
 
24%
9
 
24%
8
 
19%
Total 57
How many times in Big 12 tournament history has an opponent shot 50 percent or better against KU?

Poll results

Response Percent
1
 
31%
0
 
28%
2
 
17%
3
 
17%
4
 
4%
Total 45
Who has led the Jayhawks in scoring the most times (five) in Big 12 tournament history?

Poll results

Response Percent
Wayne Simien
 
48%
Paul Pierce
 
31%
Mario Chalmers
 
11%
Drew Gooden
 
8%
Total 72
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence detectives and police officers search an area near Kansas Highway 10 bypass at 27th Street and Wakarusa Drive on Tuesday morning, Dec. 2, 2008. The search was related to a sexual assault reported Monday, December 1. Attorney general says 13 rapes in Lawrence, Manhattan may be connected
11:06 a.m., March 11, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Multiple rapes in Lawrence and Manhattan may be connected, the state’s top law enforcement official announced Wednesday.
6:00 a.m.
Tom Hartley Former party chairman would bring connections to school board
March 11, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Tom Hartley has a few friends in the Kansas state legislature thanks to his two years as the Douglas County Democratic Party chairman. He thinks those connections are an advantage in his run for Lawrence school board.
10:30 a.m.
The Jayhawks run through warmups before tipoff against Baylor on Thursday at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City. FINAL: Dunn’s 24 points lead Baylor to upset over top-seeded KU, 71-64
9:57 a.m., March 12, 2009 Updated 9:50 p.m.
Baylor guard made 6 of 11 threes to help the Bears knock Kansas out of Big 12 Tournament.
6:00 p.m.
Rick Doll has been selected as the new superintendent of the Lawrence public schools. Doll, seen Wednesday, will start his new job in July. Lawrence school district picks next superintendent: Rick Doll from Louisburg
March 11, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Rick Doll will be the sixth superintendent to lead the consolidated Lawrence public school district.

All stories

Anderson’s FTs lift Oklahoma State past Oklahoma
March 12, 2009
Griffin and Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel both said there was contact on Griffin’s final shot, although no foul was called. Harris had 13 points and Obi Muonelo had 12 as the Cowboys won despite being outrebounded 39-29. Warren and Austin Johnson each scored 13 points for Oklahoma, but the Sooners committed 19 turnovers and went 3-of-19 from 3-point range.
Eudora rally falls short
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kendal Abel had tears in her eyes as she left the Eudora locker room. Bailey Scott didn’t cry, but the sad expression on her face was a mirror image of many of the Eudora players as they left the locker room. The No. 7 seed Eudora Cardinals nearly pulled off the upset against No. 2-seed Concordia, but fell eight points short and ended their season with a 63-55 loss Thursday in the state tournament at the Bicentennial Center.
Seeking the best deals in town
March 12, 2009
A bargain is a good thing in the best of times, but becomes almost necessary when things take a turn for the worse. Which deals make it worth opening your wallet?
Lawrence man convicted of breaking into apartment, robbing tenants
March 12, 2009
A Douglas County jury has convicted a Lawrence man of breaking into an apartment and robbing the tenants inside at gunpoint.
Kansas Senate resolves: No more “B” schools for KU basketball team in March
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A1
The Kansas Senate on Thursday adopted a resolution that says the Kansas University men’s basketball team should no longer play teams that start with the letter “B” in March.
Regents chide universities for not improving IT policies
Also plan to ask for more funding for Wichita’s KU med campus
March 12, 2009
Regents expressed displeasure that three state institutions that were the subject of a follow up audit on computer security had implemented few recommendations from the original audit.
Pittman dominates again as Texas beats Kansas St.
March 12, 2009
Dexter Pittman dominated inside for a second straight game, finishing with 19 points and a career-high 20 rebounds as Texas beat Kansas State 61-58 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Summit shows off research being done at state’s largest universities
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
From better treatments of cancer to uncovering the causes of hearing loss, Kansas University students showcased their research projects Thursday during the Sixth Annual Graduate Research Summit.
Eudora High girls vs. Concordia updates
03:00 p.m., March 12, 2009 Updated 05:21 p.m.
The Eudora High girls take on Concordia High in the first round of the Class 4A state basketball tournament.
Political commentator Stephanopoulos to speak at KU
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
Political commentator George Stephanopoulos is scheduled to visit Kansas University in April.
AG says cost no reason to abolish death penalty
March 12, 2009
Attorney General Steve Six says saving money should not be the justification for abolishing the Kansas death penalty law.
Legislature ponders Medicaid oversight role
March 12, 2009
A Kansas Senate committee wants to give the inspector general for the Medicaid program a new home to improve oversight of the program.
Kansas House approves bill to create reserve fund
March 12, 2009
The House passes a bill to squirrel away unanticipated state revenues in a special budget stabilization fund.
Twitchhiker continues global journey from Lawrence
March 12, 2009
Freelance British journalist Paul Smith finds his destinations and friendly support through the online social network Twitter. He accepts only offers extended by the site’s members.
Downtown crosswalks slated for repairs
Street repairs on Massachusetts Street planned to start late this month
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
The days of one-lane traffic in downtown aren’t over quite yet.
CPA wants to bring financial expertise to school board
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
Thom Hepford, a CPA at Mize, Houser and Co. in Lawrence, makes a living helping people with their taxes. Finance is his forte and seeing how money is being spent by the Lawrence school district is what spurred his decision to run for the school board.
Window peeper reported near Seventh and Michigan streets
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
A 21-year-old Lawrence woman reported seeing a man looking through a window of her home when she woke up early Sunday morning, Lawrence police said.
Regents ask for tuition freeze
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kansas University’s four-year guaranteed tuition plan for its students would be in danger if a Board of Regents proposal is adopted by the state.Kansas University’s four-year guaranteed tuition plan for its students would be in danger if a Board of Regents proposal is adopted by the state.
Lawrence police investigating report of sex crime against 6-year-old boy
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
Lawrence police are investigating a report of sodomy between a 28-year-old Lawrence man and a 6-year-old Arizona boy, a police report said.
FINAL: Dunn’s 24 points lead Baylor to upset over top-seeded KU, 71-64
09:57 a.m., March 12, 2009 Updated 09:50 p.m.
Baylor guard made 6 of 11 threes to help the Bears knock Kansas out of Big 12 Tournament.
The next leader of our public schools
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A1
Experience: 12 years as superintendent of schools in Rock Creek (1993-2005), two years as an associate professor at Kansas State University (2002-04) and four years as assistant superintendent for instruction in McPherson (1989-1993). Also served six years as principal of Wamego High School (1983-89), three years as principal of Herington High School (1980-83) …
Shockers shut out
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B3
Shaeffer Hall threw a no-hitter in sunny skies three weeks ago for Kansas University’s baseball team against Air Force.
Jayhawks, part 3
KU starts third portion of season today
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B1
The 2008-09 college basketball season is two-thirds over as far as Kansas University coach Bill Self is concerned.
Mallory resigns as LHS girls coach
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B1
Who knew that Kristin Mallory’s 100th win as head coach of the Lawrence High girls basketball program would be one of her last?
Eudora girls hoops playing in state tournament today
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B4
There are no easy wins at the state tournament, and the Eudora High girls basketball team has a tough task ahead of it in playing No. 2 seed Concordia at 3 today at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.
Meche’s ailing back feeling better
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B2
Gil Meche’s back feels better, which is great news for the Kansas City Royals. Meche threw 55 pitches Wednesday, and Kansas City beat the Seattle Mariners, 9-2, behind homers by Billy Butler and Mitch Maier.
KU golf’s Gockel honored
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B4
Golf World has selected Kansas junior Meghan Gockel as one of its college players of the week for the period between March 2-8.
KU softball game scrapped
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B4
Forecasts for snow and sub-freezing temperatures in Springfield, Mo., prompted postponement of today’s scheduled Kansas-Missouri State softball doubleheader.
Lawrence to host basketball tournament
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B7
Lawrence will be host to the Best of the Midwest Basketball Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The tournament, a United States Specialty Sports Association-sanctioned event, will bring 125 teams of players from around the Midwest to Lawrence for the weekend.
County commissioners question wireless proposal
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B7
Douglas County commissioners expressed concern Wednesday for signing a loan guarantee for a proposal to expand wireless Internet service in southwestern Douglas County. Nonprofit Lawrence Freenet had asked commissioners to sign on to give the organization a better chance to obtain a $150,000 loan for a pilot project.
Man survives Niagara Falls plunge
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
A man jumped into Niagara Falls on Wednesday and survived the 180-foot plunge, then resisted rescue attempts before he eventually was pulled from the icy water to safety, police said. The man, believed to be in his late 30s, was semiconscious when he was taken to a hospital. He lapsed into unconsciousness and was listed in critical condition.
Obama signs $410B spending bill laden with earmarks
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama railed against pork barrel projects on Wednesday. Then, he signed a massive spending bill stuffed with them. Still, Obama pledged to reform the process by which such “earmarks” end up in spending bills. He unveiled a plan that he said was designed to make sure all such projects have a “legitimate” purpose.
NASA successfully reboots Mars orbiter
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
NASA has successfully commanded the Mars Odyssey spacecraft to reboot its computer. Mission manager Gaylon McSmith of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said the restart on Wednesday went without a hitch. Scientists wanted to reboot the computer because they’re worried that its memory may have been corrupted from years of exposure to space radiation. The spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since 2001.
Fugitive drug lord makes billionaire list
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
Who says crime doesn’t pay? A suspected drug lord who is Mexico’s most-wanted fugitive made the Forbes list of billionaires on Wednesday with a fortune described as “self made.” The magazine estimates Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s worth at $1 billion — No. 701 on the list, right between a Swiss oil-trading tycoon and a U.S. chemical heir.
Uribe suggests he won’t run again
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said Wednesday that he won’t stand in the way of a close ally in next year’s election, despite efforts by his backers to amend the constitution to let him seek a third term. In an interview with The Associated Press, Uribe refused to rule out another run for the presidency, but suggested he’ll give someone else a chance to continue his legacy.
China demands end of U.S. Navy surveillance
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
China’s Defense Ministry has demanded that the U.S. Navy end surveillance missions off the country’s southern coast following a weekend confrontation between an American vessel and Chinese ships. In its first public comment on the Sunday episode, the ministry repeated earlier statements from the Foreign Ministry that the unarmed U.S. ship was operating illegally inside China’s exclusive economic zone when it was challenged by three Chinese government ships and two Chinese-flagged trawlers.
Iraqi P.M.: Terrorists are losing capability
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
Iraq’s leader called recent deadly bombings in Baghdad a “lapse” after a calm period, insisting today that terrorists were no longer capable of disrupting efforts to bring security to the country. Two suicide attacks this week that killed at least 63 people represent a jump in deadly violence near the Iraqi capital as President Barack Obama and allies including Australia implement plans to draw down troops and hand over to domestic security forces.
Foreclosures up 30 percent in February
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
Despite halts on new foreclosures by several major lenders, the number of households threatened with losing their homes rose 30 percent in February from last year’s levels, RealtyTrac reported today. Nationwide, nearly 291,000 homes received at least one foreclosure-related notice last month, up 6 percent from January, according to the Irvine, Calif-based company.
Global Nintendo DS sales top 100 million
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A2
Global sales of the Nintendo DS handheld topped 100 million in 4 years and 3 months — a milestone reached at the quickest pace for any video game console — the Japanese manufacturer said today. Worldwide sales of the DS, which hit stores in November 2004, topped 100 million on March 6, Kyoto-based Nintendo Co. said in a release.
State seeks $9M for river use
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B8
Kansas officials say Nebraska owes their state about $9 million for overusing Republican River water in 2005 and 2006. Nebraska officials submitted documents to an arbitrator in Denver on Wednesday with a much lower estimate of damages — $615,000 to $1.23 million. The arbitrator is expected to make a decision in June.
Kansas earns ‘D’ on mental health
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B8
A national group said Wednesday that Kansas has improved its system for treating the mentally ill during the past three years but still gave the state a “D” grade. The National Alliance on Mental Illness released its report card for every state and declared that the nation’s mental health care is “in crisis.” It gave the U.S. a “D” overall.
Red Cross blood drive planned for March 26
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive March 26. The blood drive lasts from noon to 6 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky. No appointments are necessary, but are accepted. For more information, call 843-3550. Call 888-719-8929 to schedule an appointment.
4-H competition set for Saturday
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A4
Some of the region’s most talented youth will be showcasing their skills this weekend in Lawrence. About 250 4-H’ers will participate in the annual Regional Club Day after earning a top-place finish in county competition. The youth are from Douglas, Osage, Johnson, Miami and Shawnee counties.
On the record
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A4
A short foot chase Wednesday morning by a Lawrence police officer resulted in the arrest of a “person of interest” in a robbery incident. A 52-year-old transient man was taken to the Douglas County Jail on charges of aggravated robbery, intimidation of a victim, aggravated assault on a police officer and obstruction of justice, according to jail records.
Chief: Sludge in street likely not hazardous
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A4
An oily sludge that spilled into the 2200 block of Delaware Street on Tuesday is not thought to be hazardous, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Chief Mark Bradford said. The material apparently sloshed out of a container on a truck at MagnaGro International, 600 E. 22nd St., Bradford said. He said the lid on the container must have been loose.
Vitamin D important to teens
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A6
New research in teenagers links low levels of vitamin D to high blood pressure and high blood sugar, which can lead to ominous early health problems. The “sunshine” vitamin is needed to keep bones strong, but recent research has linked vitamin D to other possible health benefits. The teen study confirms results seen in adults, linking low levels with risk factors for heart disease, the researchers said.
Fraternity could face penalties after death
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A5
Kansas University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity could face penalties from its national and local organizations; both are investigating the death of 19-year-old Jason Wren. Brandon Weghorst, associate executive director of communications of the national Sigma Alpha Epsilon organization, declined to give an example of what type of punishment the fraternity could face.
Gunman left list of those who wronged him
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A8
The gunman who killed 10 people and committed suicide in a rampage across the Alabama countryside had struggled to keep a job and left behind lists of employers and co-workers he believed had wronged him, authorities said Wednesday.
Teen kills 15 in Germany before taking own life
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A8
The 17-year-old had no criminal record and authorities say he was barely noticed in school until he returned Wednesday with a handgun and a purpose. Entering the high school where he graduated last year, he burst into morning classes and opened fire, taking students and teachers by complete surprise.
Iraq peace vigil changes location
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice is moving its Saturday peace vigil to a new downtown location. The organization has conducted the vigil outside the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., since September 2002 in response to talk of war with Iraq. It has continued to meet there from noon to 1 p.m. in protest of the war.
Pump patrol
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.83 at several stations.
TLC enters tow-away zone
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B6
While reporting on the glut of logging and lumber reality series, I may have overlooked another imitative boomlet in the cheap documentary format: the parking/towing and impounding subgenre. A&E has its “Parking Wars,” and now TLC responds with “Stop Shouting at Me!” (9 p.m., TLC). “Stop” follows private towing and impounding businesses in Buffalo, Toronto and Miami.
People in the news
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B6
• Gov. Palin’s daughter, fiancé break up • Brown removes name from Kids Choice Awards • Tyra Banks takes on issue of dating violence • Recession forcing layoffs at Sesame Workshop • USA network sending Brokaw on a road trip • Mandy Moore weds Ryan Adams in Georgia
Insurance support
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Instead of profiting off of ill health, why not national health insurance, considering the fact that 47-50 million Americans go without health insurance. HR 676 national health insurance is the only new idea on the table, and it protects all citizens from unfortunate economic mishap.
Middle ground
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: A recent article describes efforts of the DAR Corp. to develop an aircraft factory near the airport. If Lawrence is to land such enterprises, each “side” in the Lawrence development debate may need to recognize a grain of truth in opposing positions. Those against development champion the agricultural heritage of the Kaw valley and some of the best soils anywhere.
Union service
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I would like to comment on the proposal to rename a portion of Missouri Street. I am all for game-day hype when the University of Missouri athletes come to compete in Lawrence. After all, border ruffians from Missouri helped the Georgia Militia sack Lawrence in 1956 while Quantrill’s Raiders from Missouri during the Civil War did the same.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 12, 1909: “Local legislators say the recent Kansas lawmaker session was quite productive and in particularly passed road laws that will be favorable to Lawrence and Douglas County. … Rhode Island Street in the 1400 block is to be opened in the next few days and this spring several modern residences are to be built in the block.
Administration’s strategy lacks clarity
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
Charles Dickens, who visited in 1842, described Washington as a “city of magnificent intentions” because of the incongruity between the city’s grand aspirations and muddy, swampy actuality. Today Washington’s discrepancy is not architectural but political. It is between the extraordinary powers and competences the administration claims it has, and the administration’s inability to be clear or plausible about what it is doing.
Alcohol attitudes
Solutions are elusive, but the nation has to try to attack the alcohol culture on too many college campuses.
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
Overconsumption of alcohol has claimed another victim. This case hits close to home because it took the life of a 19-year-old Kansas University student. Autopsy results have not been released, but the father of Jason Wren has cited mounting evidence that a night of excessive drinking cost his son his life.
Residents happier, healthier in West
March 12, 2009 in print edition on C8
Looking for happiness — it’s family-friendly communities for some, tropical paradise or the rugged West for others. A survey of Americans’ well-being, conducted by Gallup in partnership with Healthways and America’s Health Insurance Plans, gives high marks to Utah, which boasts lots of outdoor recreation for its youthful population.
France puts a cork in alcohol sales to youth
March 12, 2009 in print edition on C8
A spot of Calvados, the apple brandy, in the bottle to help baby sleep. Champagne for all at the family fete. And wine anytime, well, because we’re French. All this tippling has given authorities pause as studies show that a surprising number of young teenagers are knocking it back in a serious way, often legally. France’s conservative government now wants to wean the country’s youth off the bottle with a ban on under-18 drinking.
Okla., Utah lead in cell-only homes
March 12, 2009 in print edition on C8
Trendy California isn’t a trendsetter when it comes to relying on cell phones. And while the 1987 movie “Wall Street” helped introduce the then-brick-sized mobile phone to popular culture, New York and other Northeast states lag in dropping landlines. Surprisingly, Oklahoma and Utah lead in going wireless, according to federal estimates released Wednesday.
Fragrant foul: Malodorous mascots suit up
March 12, 2009 in print edition on C8
Clumps of Abby Strietmann’s red hair cling to her forehead as she slips out the zippered back of her Blue Blob mascot costume. She slides her 5-foot-1, 125-pound frame wearily to the floor and leans her sweat-soaked back against a cinderblock wall.
Experience new flavor by growing your own veggies
March 12, 2009 in print edition on C1
Fresh green beans taste very little like those from a can, with a flavor and texture that might make one wonder if they are truly the same crop.
Bring on spring
March 12, 2009 in print edition on C1
We know, it’s been a long, long winter. Help usher in the sweet feeling of springtime a little sooner. Here some great tips for getting rid of the cold weather blues now from Woman’s Day magazine.
Central command: Create a stylish organizational spot
March 12, 2009 in print edition on C1
Running a family can seem a lot like managing a business. There are budgets to be balanced, events to be planned, supplies to be warehoused. Human resource issues crop up daily: What’s on everyone’s calendar? How can schedules be coordinated so that everyone will be in the right place at the right time?
Make sure every refund penny counts
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B7
Every year I encourage taxpayers to avoid financial products with fees that cut into the amount of their tax refunds. For example, I loathe refund anticipation loans, or RALs, which are short-term cash advances backed by a tax refund. In this economy, keeping every penny of your tax refund is even more important because so many are struggling with less income or no income. So don’t nickel-and-dime away your money because you can’t wait for your refund.
Regents ponder uses for funds
CEO: Money should be used for maintenance
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A3
Federal stimulus dollars available for higher education this fiscal year should be applied to deferred maintenance projects, said Reggie Robinson, president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents, on Wednesday. He also recommended that the $9.6 million available to Kansas higher education institutions this fiscal year be distributed among institutions under the board’s control according to the percentages of state general fund money they receive.
Horoscopes
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B6
This year, you have the unique ability to get past problems because of your willingness to listen to the other side. This quality becomes much stronger this year. If you are single, though you work best in a partnership, don’t become “coupled” too quickly. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from weekends spent together.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B3
KU coach Bill Self on Wednesday was named Sporting News Coach of the Year.
Kansas lacks balance
Henrickson: Players need to step up
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B1
Danielle McCray can’t do it all.
Ex-players can help recruiting
March 12, 2009 in print edition on B1
College sports coaches often cite the need for glitzy facilities to help them procure the best athletes.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
March 12, 2009 in print edition on A7
Laurence Chalmers, the chancellor-designate for KU, came to the campus for four days of meetings with officials prior to succeeding Clarke Wescoe on July 1. Wescoe had resigned to take a post in the private medical field.