Archive for Saturday, March 14, 2009

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12:00 a.m.
Mourners gather at a memorial service Thursday for Jason Wren in front of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house of which he was a member. Wren was found dead Sunday at the fraternity house after a night of drinking, his family has said. Hundreds honor fraternity student’s legacy
March 13, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Friends, family and fraternity brothers of Jason Christopher Wren remembered him as an intelligent, loyal person Thursday but asked the hundreds of attendees of a memorial service to not let him die in vain. The front lawn of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house was packed with shivering mourners during the cold March evening, remembering Wren, 19, who died Sunday at the house, 1301 West Campus Road, after a night of drinking, according to his family.
6:00 a.m.
County Commissioner Charles Jones, pictured here in a 2002 file photo, is a 10-year veteran of the commission. He plans to resign his seat, saying that his duties as director of the KU Public Management Center are becoming more time-consuming as the center expands its reach into Kansas City. Douglas County Commissioner Charles Jones to resign
3:58 p.m., March 13, 2009 Updated 5:35 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Charles Jones plans to resign his seat on the Douglas County Commission in order to devote more time to his job at Kansas University, he announced Friday. Jones, a 10-year member of the commission and its chair, said his duties as director of the KU Public Management Center are becoming more time-consuming as the center expands its reach into Kansas City.
10:00 a.m.
Joy and Marty Pattin, of Lawrence, will be senior queen and king in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Joy is the daughter of John Weatherwax, a jazz band musician whom the parade will be honoring. St. Patrick’s Day Parade to honor late musician John Weatherwax
March 13, 2009 in print edition on 1B
John Weatherwax and his Junkyard Jazz Band never missed a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Lawrence. He’ll be there again Tuesday for this year’s parade, at least in spirit and name. Weatherwax died in August. The parade will be in honor of him.
6:15 p.m.
Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson hangs her head as time dwindles late in the second half after an Oklahoma bucket Friday, March 13, 2009 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Stuck on the bubble
March 14, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Oklahoma senior center Courtney Paris brought recent national attention to women’s college basketball with a scholarship-money-back guarantee if the Sooners don’t win the national title. On Thursday morning/afternoon, Paris showed the stuff that makes her so confident in leading her team to a 76-59 victory against Kansas University to advance to the women’s basketball Big 12 Tournament semifinals at Cox Center.

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Kansas diver 12th
March 14, 2009 in print edition on C5
KU’s Hannah McMacken was 12th at the NCAA ‘D’ Diving Zones.
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