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It’s ‘Nova over Pitt 78-76 in East Region
March 28, 2009
It was physical. It was defensive. It was just the way they like it in the Big East. With bodies clogging the lane and 3-pointers clanging off the rim, Scottie Reynolds made a half-court dash for a last-second basket to give Villanova 78-76 victory over Pittsburgh and send the Wildcats to their first Final Four since the 1985 team made its stunning run to the NCAA championship.
Top-seeded UConn outlasts Missouri 82-75
March 28, 2009
Connecticut is making another trip from the desert to the Final Four. The wait goes on for Missouri.
KU men’s basketball returns home to Allen Fieldhouse
11:28 a.m., March 28, 2009 Updated 04:00 p.m. in print edition on B1
Bad weather across Kansas forced the Kansas men’s basketball team’s flight back from Indianapolis to be diverted again, this time to Kansas City International Airport. They arrived in Lawrence a little after 2 p.m. Saturday.
One transported to hospital after rollover at Sixth and Wakarusa
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B1
A 52-year-old Overbrook woman was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a single-car rollover accident early Saturday morning.
KU men’s basketball team scheduled to arrive in Topeka at 11:30 a.m. Saturday
02:21 a.m., March 28, 2009 Updated 02:21 a.m.
The latest plans for the Kansas men’s basketball team are to arrive at Forbes Field in Topeka at approximately 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Police seek suspect in Friday night stabbings
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B1
Lawrence police are seeking a woman suspected of stabbing two Friday night at Set ‘em Up Jacks, 1800 E. 23rd St.
Live weather updates: Winter storm warning canceled
12:01 a.m., March 28, 2009 Updated 05:52 p.m.
The National Weather Service expects a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet to continue during the morning hours. A mix of snow and sleet is expected by late morning, transitioning to just snow by afternoon.
Bitter sweet 16
Michigan State 67, Kansas 62
March 28, 2009 in print edition on C1
Sherron Collins spoke in hushed tones, his eyes staring holes in the carpet in a somber Lucas Oil Stadium locker room.
Lights round the world dim for Earth Hour
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A1
From an Antarctic research base and the Great Pyramids of Egypt to the Empire State Building in New York, illuminated patches of the globe went dark Saturday for Earth Hour, a campaign to highlight the threat of climate change.
Senate leaders expect coal vote next week
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B5
Senate leaders expect a vote next week on a bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
New law restricts cell phone use by young drivers
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B5
Many young drivers in Kansas won’t be allowed to use their cell phones while behind the wheel starting next year.
Application tracks stimulus funds
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B4
Need to monitor where the federal stimulus money is going? Now you can do it with a free iPhone application developed by the Olathe eGovernment firm NIC. Called Transparent Gov, the application can be found at
Labor department names deputy
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B4
The Kansas Department of Labor announces Dorothy Stites has been named deputy secretary of Labor. Stites originally joined the Department of Labor in 2004 as director of Labor Market Information Services and has been serving as the interim deputy secretary since Jan. 16.
Orthodontist speaks at dental conference
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B4
Dr. Brent C. Wood of Oread Orthodontics was the honorary speaker for the Schweitzer Memorial Symposium at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in conjunction with the Midwest Dental Conference. The event was Wednesday through Friday at the UMKC School of Dentistry and the Hyatt Regency in downtown Kansas City, Mo.
Electric delivery vans to be built in Kansas City
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B4
A U.S.-British partnership plans to begin building all-electric delivery vans in Kansas City later this year, creating 120 jobs.
Pump patrol
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.94 at several locations.
KU athletics, academics compete for private dollars
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B1
Wednesday’s announcement by Kansas University athletics department officials that they intend to build a $24 million “Olympic Village” southwest of Allen Fieldhouse should be of particular interest to KU Endowment Association officials as well as those interested in the academic/research side of the university.
Campus plan to be discussed with public
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University officials are scheduled to deliver a presentation on the recently completed Campus Heritage Plan.
Kids deserve better ‘Penguins’
March 28, 2009 in print edition on D7
Bold-faced names worthy of a post-Oscar party turn out for the 22nd annual “Kids’ Choice Awards” (7 p.m., today, Nickelodeon), honoring the entertainers of 2008 and courting the audience of tomorrow. Nominees include Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, George Lopez, Jennifer Aniston and Anne Hathaway.
March 28, 2009 in print edition on D7
For Saturday, March 28: This year, keep finances a key priority. Know that you are being smart, but do avoid being obsessive. Your options might be somewhat limited by a conservative streak or an unwillingness to change perspectives. If you are single, you meet people with ease. Friends try to introduce you to good catches.
Fallujah a test for post-U.S. life
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A8
The Americans are gone from Fallujah, but the “King of Kentucky Chicken Restaurant” is open for business in a bullet-pocked building. The city that suffered some of the bloodiest episodes of the Iraq war is back under Iraqi control and bursting with entrepreneurial energy, from music stores and restaurants to workmen digging trenches for a long-delayed U.S.-funded sewage network.
‘Phantom killer’ was actually DNA mix-up
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A8
German investigators’ search for a mysterious suspected killer has ended with an embarrassing discovery: identical DNA traces common to dozens of crime scenes stemmed from contaminated cotton swabs. The DNA had been found at the scenes of about 40 crimes over recent years in Germany, Austria and France, ranging from restaurant break-ins to the shooting of a policewoman.
Thousands flee Fargo ahead of menacing floodwaters
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A3
Thousands of shivering, tired residents got out while they could and others prayed that miles of sandbagged levees would hold Friday as the surging Red River threatened to unleash the biggest flood North Dakota’s largest city has ever seen.
V.A. patients infected after exposure to contaminated equipment
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A3
Viral infections, including hepatitis, have been found in 16 patients exposed to contaminated equipment at Veterans Affairs medical facilities, a department spokeswoman said Friday. So far, 10 colonoscopy patients from the VA medical center in Murfreesboro, Tenn., have tested positive for hepatitis, VA spokeswoman Katie Roberts told The Associated Press.
Company to launch kosher tequila
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A3
A New York businessman is launching a new kosher tequila in time for Cinco de Mayo. Martin Silver says Agave 99 will be on the market in time for the holiday that celebrates Mexico’s defeat of French forces on May 5, 1862.
New eruptions at Mount Redoubt volcano
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A3
Alaska’s Mount Redoubt continued its volcanic explosions Friday, sending ash clouds as high as 50,000 feet above sea level and prompting drivers to head to the auto parts store for new air filters. The National Weather Service said most of the ash was expected to fall to the north, but trace amounts of ash from eruptions on two Friday and smaller ones overnight could fall on Anchorage itself.
Obama unveils 2011 fuel economy standard
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Obama administration unveiled its 2011 fuel economy standard of 27.3 miles per gallon on Friday, saying it was already at work on standards for future years that it suggested would push the industry forward. The long-expected rule poses no hurdle for the industry, as it’s 0.3 mpg higher than the average of cars and trucks sold in the 2008 model year.
Scouting news
March 28, 2009 in print edition on D3
Scouts, leaders and families of Troop 53, charted to Christ Community Church, celebrated the Troop’s 93rd anniversary at their spring Court of Honor on Feb. 23 at the church.
4-H and FCE news
March 28, 2009 in print edition on D3
The Clinton Eagles 4-H Club met March 23 at Wakarusa Valley School.
Around and about
March 28, 2009 in print edition on D3
The Kansas Scholastic Chess Association announced its All-State Honors Chess Teams for the 2008-2009 season.
Residents rebel over law, dirty dishes
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A5
The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers.
Serial shooter gets 6 death sentences
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
The main suspect in the Phoenix Serial Shooter attacks was sentenced to death Friday for each of six murders that put the city on edge for nearly two years.
MU makes splash on national scene
March 28, 2009 in print edition on C2
On one side of the cavernous domed stadium, Missouri fans were still on their feet, stomping and laughing, cheering and hugging. All they wanted to do was revel in this indescribable moment where their once-woebegone Missouri Tigers had emphatically shocked the college basketball world.
Emprise bank announces executive
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B4
Emprise Bank has named Larry Chance as its vice president and commercial manager for the Lawrence market.
People in the news
March 28, 2009 in print edition on D7
Rapper T.I. was sentenced Friday to one year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to federal weapons charges after he tried to buy a stash of machine guns and silencers to protect himself after his best friend was killed.
Club news
March 28, 2009 in print edition on D5
University Bridge Club announces results of its March 21 meeting. Hosts were Dan and Carolyn Harden.
Down go the champs
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A1
In the end, a two-deep Kansas basketball team proved too shallow to advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
Mosque suicide attack kills 48
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A7
A suicide bomber blew up a packed mosque near the Afghan border at the climax of a Friday prayer service, killing 48 people and wounding scores more in the worst attack to hit Pakistan this year.
FAA wants bird strike records confidential
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A6
The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing to keep secret from travelers its vast records on where and how often commercial planes are damaged by hitting flying birds.
Obama revolution
The “changes” being wrought by President Barack Obama will have a profound effect on the nation’s future.
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B6
Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency on the central theme of “change.” American voters bought into his message, but now, after almost three months in office, Obama’s “change” has turned into more of a revolution.
Family rethinks milking as prices fall nationwide
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B3
The night before his 52nd birthday, Calvin Nisly lamented to his wife that he didn’t know how long his small Reno County dairy could stay in business.
$150 million can buy late TV producer’s mansion
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
The widow of producer Aaron Spelling is placing “The Manor” in the exclusive Holmby Hills neighborhood on the market for a jaw-dropping $150 million, making it by far the most expensive home for sale in the U.S.
Markets continue climb up for month
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A3
Caution reasserted itself on Wall Street, sending stocks down sharply but not enough to stop the market from notching its third straight weekly advance. Major indexes fell about 2 percent Friday, but most analysts agreed the pullback was a natural response to the market’s powerful climb this month. Financial and technology stocks led the retreat, and energy shares fell along with the price of oil.
Message in a bottle: New KU group hopes to persuade bars to recycle glass
March 28, 2009 in print edition on D1
Andrew Stanley was sitting with a group of friends at The Jazzhaus when the bar announced last call.
Honors court: Forgotten memorabilia reflects basketball founder James Naismith’s commitment to faith
March 28, 2009 in print edition on D1
In a forgotten little room in Allen Fieldhouse, Michael Zogry felt he’d seen a ghost.
Faith Forum: How do you think of sermon topics?
March 28, 2009 in print edition on D1
How do you think of sermon topics?
International perspective on persecution topic of upcoming church forum
March 28, 2009
Persecution might be a strange idea to many Christians living within the United States, where freedom of religion reigns supreme.
European protesters march in G20 rallies
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A7
Thousands of people marched through European cities Saturday to demand jobs, economic justice and environmental accountability, kicking off six days of protest and action planned in the run-up to the G20 summit next week in London.
Sebelius signs ultrasound bill
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A7
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill Friday to ensure that women and girls seeking abortions are allowed to see ultrasound images or hear their fetus’ heartbeat before the procedure.
Analysis: War strategy requires help
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A6
The success of President Barack Obama’s new war strategy depends heavily on factors beyond his control: Afghan competence, Pakistani cooperation and a greater willingness by Europeans and other allies to adopt the American view that al-Qaida is at the core of the conflict.
Some like it hot, but tea may cause cancer
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A5
Is there anything left in life that isn’t linked in some way to cancer?
Global warming propaganda
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B7
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted a “finding” to the White House Office of Management and Budget that will force the Obama administration to decide whether to limit greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act.
Task force proposes climate-friendly goals
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B6
There is a common misperception that environmental initiatives are at odds with economic responsibility. After many months of study and collaboration, the Climate Protection Task Force (CPTF) came to a different conclusion.
Lawn loses out to White House garden
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B6
You have to admit that this gives new meaning to the idea of a “shovel-ready project.” There are now 1,100 square feet on the South Lawn of the White House being transformed into a kitchen garden. If Americans follow the first family’s lead, the seed pack will become the new stimulus package.
Salt museum sets visitor record
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B8
The junior college basketball tournament in Hutchinson last week helped the two-year-old Kansas Underground Salt Museum set an attendance record.
Atomic veterans gaining recognition
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B8
The check stub and a notification letter rest in a file stuffed with Salinan James Trepoy’s military paperwork.
Nigeria native becomes newest D.A.
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B2
Oyedemi grew up in Oyo, a village of about 130 people in southwestern Nigeria. The son of a food trader and grandson of a Yoruba tribal chieftain, Oyedemi said he graduated at the top of his class in high school but couldn’t afford to attend college in a country where academic merit scholarships are virtually unheard of.
KU astronaut to talk about ‘wild astronomy’
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B3
A former astronaut and Kansas University professor is set to talk Wednesday about modern telescopes and some of the features they reveal.
Canceled benefit run may be rescheduled
March 28, 2009 in print edition on B3
The inclement weather this weekend has forced organizers to cancel this morning’s run to raise money for a paralyzed Free State High School student.
Dam bursts near capital, killing 77
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
Soldiers and police dug through piles of mud and debris today in search of survivors after a dam burst outside Indonesia’s capital, demolishing hundreds of houses, uprooting trees and killing at least 77 people. More than 100 others were missing and feared dead.
Journal criticizes pope’s comment on condoms
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Lancet medical journal on Friday accused Pope Benedict XVI of distorting scientific evidence in his statement that condoms worsen the AIDS crisis. It said he should retract the comments.
Police rescue man who fell asleep in bar
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
A patron at the I Don’t Care Bar & Grill evidently didn’t care about leaving until it was way past closing time and the door was locked.
Ebola researcher given experimental vaccine
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
It was a nightmare scenario: A scientist accidentally pricked her finger with a needle used to inject the deadly Ebola virus into lab mice.
Obama widens al-Qaida war in Afghanistan, Pakistan
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
Widening war in “the most dangerous place in the world,” President Barack Obama launched a fresh effort Friday to defeat al-Qaida terrorists in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, defending his strategy with shades of the dire language of George W. Bush.
Johnson gets probation
March 28, 2009 in print edition on C2
Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson has pleaded guilty to two counts of disturbing the peace for separate incidents involving women at nightclubs last year.
Pittsburgh-Villanova renew Big East rivalry in Elite 8
March 28, 2009 in print edition on C6
Pittsburgh and Villanova endured a bruising Big East schedule to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. They arrived that much better prepared to advance to the Final Four.
FSHS baseball canceled
March 28, 2009 in print edition on C3
Free State High’s baseball games this weekend in the Oklahoma 4-State Festival in Claremore, Okla., were called off because of rain.
LHS baseball postponed
March 28, 2009 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s baseball game Friday at Shawnee Heights was postponed because of cold, windy weather and will be rescheduled at a later date.
KU softball called off
March 28, 2009 in print edition on C3
sts for snow and cold prompted Kansas University to postpone its scheduled weekend softball series with Texas A&M.
O’Hair leads at Bay Hill
March 28, 2009 in print edition on C2
O’Hair leads at Bay Hill
Jayhawks two deep, too shallow
March 28, 2009 in print edition on C1
Pin it on Sherron Collins. That’s the easy way to go. He even begged for it in the wake of Michigan State’s come-from-behind, 67-62 Friday night knockout punch of Kansas University in Lucas Oil Stadium. “I don’t want to hear anybody talking about the young fellas, putting anything on them,” Collins said from a seat in front of his locker. “I can take whatever anybody wants to give me, but don’t dish it on them. Dish it all on me.”
Gary Bedore’s KU Basketball Notebook
March 28, 2009 in print edition on C5
Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich addressed the NBA question numerous times after Friday’s season-ending loss to Michigan State.
Lucas ‘got lucky’
Guard carries Spartans late
March 28, 2009 in print edition on C4
Kalin Lucas wasn’t planning his move. With the game tied, a minute left, and the shot clock winding down, he instead turned to instinct.
Gay marriage effort shifts back to N.E.
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A4
Vermont was the first state to outlaw slavery. Neighboring New Hampshire declared its independence from England before any other colony. Maine led the way with Prohibition. These days, Yankee activism has another cause — gay rights.
CEOs say economic plans look good, want details
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A4
Top executives of the nation’s biggest banks said Friday after meeting with President Barack Obama that they will work with the administration on its economic recovery plans, but want more specifics from the White House.
Winter storm wallops SW Kansas, could leave mark here
March 28, 2009 in print edition on A1
Emergency officials and residents spent much of Friday preparing for the worst of a potential spring snowstorm.
Tigers one win away from Final Four berth
March 28, 2009 in print edition on C6
When the NCAA released its brackets two weeks ago, many observers relished the prospect of a West regional final between top-seeded Connecticut and No. 2 Memphis. Only one problem with that: Missouri.