Archive for Sunday, March 15, 2009

Also from March 15

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, March 15, 2009 Academic all-stars Ticket to ride
How tough would you rank the Jayhawks' NCAA bracket?

Poll results

Response Percent
Extremely difficult
Not difficult, not easy
Extremely easy
Total 281
What chances do you give the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team of making the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16?

Poll results

Response Percent
50 percent
75 percent
100 percent
25 percent
No chance
Total 1940

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
2009 Academic All-Stars, from left, are Jeff Miller, Bishop Seabury Academy, Jarrod Bechard, McLouth High, Julia Rose Faubion Davidson, Bishop Seabury, Jacob Rhodes, Oskaloosa High, Jared Willits, Lawrence Free State, Lauren Crandon, Lawrence Free State, JoAnna Male, Eudora High, Alexandra Hyler, Lawrence High and Marian Mersmann, Eudora High. Journal-World’s 2009 Academic All-Star team
March 15, 2009 in print edition on 4A
Area high school students who were selected for the Lawrence Journal-World’s 2009 Academic All-Star team.
10:00 a.m.
Charles Hunter is shown in a photo from the late 1970s, left, and in a recent prison photo.  Despite being convicted of a series of rapes, attempted rapes and burglaries in downtown Lawrence in December 1978, Hunter maintains his innocence. DNA results fail to exonerate rapist convicted in 1978 assaults
March 15, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Hunter, 46, has written dozens of letters to the Journal-World over the years maintaining his innocence. In the letters, Hunter claims that another inmate, “Marvin,” committed the crimes. In his recent call with the Journal-World, Hunter neither admitted nor denied his guilt in the crimes, but said that evidence of his mental illness was not properly presented at his trial. Hunter said that he should have been found “not guilty due to temporary insanity.”
2:00 p.m.
Debra Shirar has been waiting for almost 900 days to find out whether she will get disability insurance. In the meantime she is living with a friend, and with the help of some minimal state funding is holding on as best she can. Shirar sits with her friend’s dog at their east Lawrence house.  Progress comes slowly in processing disability claims
March 15, 2009 in print edition on 1A
On the last day of 2008, Debra Shirar opened the mailbox and found a letter she had been waiting more than two years to receive. It was the notice setting the date for her disability hearing. Almost 900 days after she filed a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance, she would finally get her day in court. She cried the whole way back from the mailbox.
7:46 p.m.
The Jayhawk bench including, Tyrone Appleton, front, Sherron Collins, left, Tyrel Reed, Travis Releford, Quintrell Thomas, and Tyshawn Taylor, erupts after a late bucket by walk-on Matt Kleinmann against Nebraska, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at Allen Fieldhouse. Jayhawks fly high as No. 3 seed in Midwest
March 15, 2009 in print edition on 1A
For the Kansas Jayhawks, the Road to the Final Four leads 480 miles to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn. And plenty of fans will be joining Bill Self’s defending national champions for the ride. “Alumni always flock to wherever the team will be playing, and this year will be no different,” said Jennifer Sanner, senior vice president for the Kansas University Alumni Association.

All stories

Poet’s Showcase: Reunification with the beloved
March 15, 2009 in print edition on D3
Hope never dies
Picking field not easy
March 15, 2009 in print edition on C8
Picking the 65-team field for the NCAA Tournament is never easy, and this year is no exception.