Archive for Friday, March 20, 2009

Also from March 20

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KU vs. North Dakota State The day in photos, March 20, 2009 Trying to watch the NCAAs at the station
Who was KU's first-half MVP against North Dakota State?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sherron Collins
Cole Aldrich
Tyshawn Taylor
Marcus Morris
Total 282
How do you feel heading into today's game against North Dakota State

Poll results

Response Percent
Somewhat scared
Somewhat confident
Neither scared nor confident
Extremely scared
Extremely confident
Total 146
Have the recent changes in mortgage rates or other incentives prompted you to consider buying a home or refinancing your mortgage?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 485

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Vanessa Sanburn New face in town diving in to school board race
March 18, 2009 in print edition on 3A
One of the main reasons Vanessa Sanburn, her husband, Jake Lowen, and 6 year old daughter, Nadia, chose to move to Lawrence this summer from Wichita was the Lawrence public school system. “The most compelling reason we had for moving up here to Lawrence was the caliber of … public schools that they had,” Sanburn said. “The schools there weren’t good enough for us.”
6:00 a.m.
Kansas head coach Bill Self signs autographs for kids as the Jayhawks leave the court following practice Thursday, March 19, 2009 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. KU men’s basketball team ranks as fifth most valuable on Forbes list
March 19, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Riding the wave of a National Championship, Kansas University’s men’s basketball team has been ranked the fifth most valuable in the nation by Forbes magazine.
10:42 a.m.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor stretches with his teammates before the Jayhawks' first-round game against North Dakota State on Friday at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. FINAL: Bison have no answer for Aldrich in KU’s 84-74 victory; Jayhawks to meet Dayton Flyers Sunday afternoon
10:22 a.m., March 20, 2009 Updated 4:25 p.m.
Cole Aldrich posted 23 points and 13 rebounds in the Jayhawks’ first-round victory.
6:00 p.m.
Folks carrying signs at rally in opposition to two 700-megawatt coal-burning plants in southwest Kansas. Several hundred were at the Clean Energy Day event. Several hundred rally outside Kansas Capitol against coal-plant legislation
March 19, 2009 in print edition on 11B
Several hundred people Thursday rallied outside the Capitol to oppose a bill that would allow construction of two 700-megawatt coal-burning power plants

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Texas school accused of staging fights in cage
Former Jayhawk basketball player Darrell Arthur attended South Oak Cliff in Dallas
March 20, 2009 in print edition on A9
The Dallas school system was rocked by allegations Thursday that staff members at an inner-city high school made students settle their differences by fighting bare-knuckle brawls inside a steel cage.
So needed
The Army is taking significant action to prevent holding people beyond their legal service commitments.
March 20, 2009 in print edition on A10
The Defense Department and the Army are finally getting something right in dealing with the unpopular practice of holding troops beyond their enlistment dates.