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KU vs. New Mexico in the WNIT The day in photos, March 30, 2009
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Would you be interested in participating in an auction to acquire a Lawrence High School band uniform that's being retired?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
88%
Yes.
 
11%
Total 579
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12:00 a.m.
Christopher Mangano buys a lottery ticket from convenience store owner C.W. Lee. Friday at Food Mart, 1801 W. Second St. Mangano said the economic recession hasn’t caused him to cut back on playing the lottery. Lotto sales in Kansas were down 5 percent in 2008. Fewer take chance on lottery in recession
March 29, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Do you feel lucky today? Clarence Rayton feels lucky almost every day. The 49-year-old Lawrence man makes stopping in at Food Mart, 1801 W. Second St., a daily routine to buy a couple of Kansas Lottery Instant scratch-off tickets.
6:00 a.m.
Lane Eisenbart, of Lawrence, looks over some of the entries of the Lawrence Art Auction. City leaders are hoping to have a new arts district operating by August. City candidates must be ready to quickly shape budget picture
March 30, 2009 in print edition on 1A
It is City Hall’s version of baptism by fire. A new crop of city commissioners will take office on April 14. Just a few weeks later, they will be bombarded by documents and data and will be asked to make up or down decisions about the 2010 budget. And this year, the fire may be a little hotter than usual.
10:00 a.m.
Quail Run School second-graders Ashley Coup, left, and Caitlynn Grammer show off the large worm they found under a log during an outing in the woods Friday with their class. It is the goal of the Nature Education for Kids Task Force to provide children with more opportunities to enjoy and learn from being in natural settings. Grassroots group aims to reunite children, nature
March 30, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Being outside leads to a better inside — physically and emotionally. That’s why no child should be left inside. That’s what longtime Lawrence real estate developer John McGrew believes. And those beliefs were reaffirmed when he read Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder” — a book that has spawned a national movement to reconnect children to the great outdoors.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence High filmmaker Luke McDaneld, a junior, goes over the script for his film "Elise" with his girlfriend — and the film's namesake lead actress — Elise Loney, a sophomore. McDaneld is preparing to enter his film into the Lawrence High Film Festival. Young movie directors seeing stars as LHS film festival approaches
March 25, 2009
Luke McDaneld set up his camera facing a set of stairs in Lawrence High and got ready to roll. But not before he had a few last-minute tips for his actors. “Be more like, ‘Hey!’” McDaneld said, with an enthusiastic wave. His actress and girlfriend, Elise, who is the inspiration and namesake behind McDaneld’s film, replies, “OK. Got it.”
6:00 p.m.
The psychology of a recession: Here are tips on how to cope
March 30, 2009
Fixating on the Dow Jones dips and spikes can be disorienting and a little nauseating. But there are plenty of ways to reduce the stress associated with Dow’s daily fluctuations. Here’s some advice from Lawrence experts on how to beat the Dow Jones blues.

All stories

Students get playground equipment, life lesson
March 30, 2009
Students at one Basehor elementary school will soon be able to climb aboard a new piece of playground equipment.
6Sports Top Six
March 30, 2009
Every Monday, 6News staff compile the area’s top six sports plays from the previous week.
Kidcast: Carson Jumping Eagle
March 30, 2009
The record high for March 30 is 85 in 1986. The record low is 16 in 1964.
KU women advance to WNIT semifinals for first time in school history
Jayhawks take road victory over New Mexico, 78-69
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
Danielle McCray scored 32 points and grabbed nine rebounds, helping the Kansas women’s basketball team to a 78-69 victory over New Mexico in the WNIT on Monday night in Albuquerque, N.M.
KU wins first national debate title in 26 years
10:05 p.m., March 30, 2009 Updated 01:54 a.m.
The top pair of Kansas University debaters claimed victory over Wake Forest University in the National Debate Tournament early Tuesday morning, giving KU its first tournament win in 26 years.
Three men receive probation in connection with January kidnapping
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
Three men receive probation for an incident in which a 19-year-old man was held, beaten and robbed inside an East Lawrence home.
Weekend shooting outside Club Axis has owner looking for solutions and city seeking answers
05:25 p.m., March 30, 2009 Updated 08:04 p.m. in print edition on A1
A celebration marking the two year anniversary of Club Axis ended negatively early Sunday morning when a 25-year-old Lawrence man was shot in the parking lot of the bar, 821 Iowa.
LHS marching band hopes to raise funds with uniform auction, concert
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B8
Want to own a piece of Lawrence High School history? Members of the school’s marching band hope that prospect will attract alumni to a concert and auction on Wednesday. Band members are trying to get rid of their old uniforms while raising money for future band expenses.
Lawrence volunteers plan trip to Africa to build houses
March 30, 2009
A team of 10 people from Lawrence Habitat for Humanity will be traveling this summer to Mozambique to build houses.
Sebelius confirmation hearings to be televised Tuesday and Thursday
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who has been nominated by President Obama to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will participate in her first Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday.
Car dealer moves into high-profile Sixth Street location
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B7
It was too good of an opportunity to pass up. That’s how Lonnie Blackburn described the decision to expand his Academy Cars business and move it from south Lawrence to 1527 W. Sixth St., the former home of the Custom Highline auto dealership.
Lawrence to host Independence Day bicycle competition
Race could inject $600K into local economy
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
City commissioners on Tuesday will consider approving plans — and donating $5,000, plus in-kind city services — to hold a major bicycle race in Lawrence on July 4-5 that is expected to attract up to 900 riders to downtown and the Kansas University campus.
Billionaire T. Boone Pickens to seek support for energy plan in Lawrence
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
Billionaire T. Boone Pickens is coming to Lawrence next week to seek support for his plan for energy independence.
Bill would require new marketing restrictions for some dairy products
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B7
Milk and dairy producers who label their products as having no artificial growth hormones would face new marketing restrictions under a bill that appears headed to the House and Senate.
Collins a third team All-America selection
Aldrich an honorable mention
01:50 p.m., March 30, 2009 Updated 05:32 p.m. in print edition on B1
Kansas junior guard Sherron Collins is a third-team All-America selection, the Associated Press announced Monday. Sophomore center Cole Aldrich was tapped honorable mention. Collins also has been named second-team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and third-team by CBSsportsline.com and the Sporting News. He also was first-team All-Big 12 and All-NABC District Eight.
Kansas Speedway looks to get back into casino business
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B7
The partnership of the Kansas Speedway and Baltimore-based Cordish Co. planned to file its application for a casino Monday afternoon with the Kansas Lottery.
County approves $3 million reconstruction project for Farmers’ Turnpike
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A1
Amid warnings not to neglect infrastructure projects during tough economic times, Douglas County Commissioners on Monday morning approved a $3 million reconstruction project for a busy county road northwest of Lawrence.
Regents leader says he’s not sure state budget will allow universities to hold line on tuition
12:07 p.m., March 30, 2009 Updated 05:48 p.m.
Legislative leaders view higher education as the big winner so far in the debate in Kansas over the state budget.
City offers up woodchips for local residents
March 30, 2009
Area residents soon will have the chance to purchase woodchips from the city of Lawrence.
Golf tournament canceled for LHS team
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B4
Wet conditions at Lions Gate Golf Club forced postponement of Monday’s Blue Valley West Invitational golf tournament. Lawrence High and Free State were among the competing teams. No make-up date was announced.
Wines for under $10
March 30, 2009
Are you a cash-strapped social drinker wishing to expand your weekend options past the daily drink special? It’s easy to work on being an amateur sommelier on a budget, say local wine experts. All you need is a 10-spot and a few hints.
School seeks gardeners to help maintain plants
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A4
Kennedy School is seeking individuals to adopt its courtyard garden. Volunteers would weed, trim, water and maintain plants in the school’s garden. Work would need to be done between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and would typically involve 2 to 3 hours a month from spring through fall, at the volunteer’s availability.
The Edge
March 30, 2009
• ‘Poseidon and the Bitter Bug’ (CD) • ‘The Mentalist’ (TV) • ‘Vegan Soul Kitchen’ (books)
Babies born a few weeks early may face delays in development
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A7
Babies born just a few weeks early face higher odds of developmental delays and behavior problems that show up in kindergarten, a study of nearly 160,000 children found. The research adds to emerging evidence about potential threats facing otherwise healthy “late preterm” infants, who until recently were not even called premature.
On the record
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses and divorces granted in Douglas County district court.
Attack on poor
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I awoke Wednesday morning to the headline in the Journal-World that the Legislature is considering a bill to mandate random drug testing for those who receive public assistance. It would not be an overstatement to say that I am absolutely appalled at this idea. Rarely have I seen such a mean-spirited, vindictive proposal.
Join the movement
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A1
The Nature Education for Kids task force is sponsoring a summit this week. Cheryl Charles, president and CEO of the Children and Nature Network, will give a presentation “The Ecology of Hope: Building a Movement to Reconnect Children and Nature.” The free presentation begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Free State High School auditorium, 4700 Overland Drive, and will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Safety issue
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: A recent article noted that several downtown churches have taken steps to provide more security at their facilities. As ministers representing several congregations in Lawrence, we seek to answer Christ’s call to be welcoming to all in the community.
French design gives home effortlessly chic look
March 30, 2009
The unstudied chic of French style is a hallmark of the country’s fashion and design. Parisian Claudine Sorel brought the beauty of Paris and Provence to her new home in a 1925 co-op in Washington, D.C. Using her own pieces and those of her new husband, Mark Bloomfield, Sorel styled a cozy, warm place for the two of them to call their own.
New tub spout improves look, feel of your shower
March 30, 2009
If your tub spout diverter is diverting more water to the tub than the shower or is looking a little too old and worn, installing a new tub spout can be an easy and cost-efficient solution.
Music and lyrics — all lost in translation for kids
March 30, 2009
When my friend Philly (he’s from Philadelphia) was a little kid, he ran around the house singing his favorite song, “Big Old Jag, Get a Line On.” Not familiar with the tune? Maybe you know it by its more familiar title, “Big Old Jet Airliner.” Little Philly had an elaborate back story about “Jags” and “Line Ons,” and I guess it all made sense to him.
Make money off your e-waste
March 30, 2009
Sure, you already know you should recycle your e-waste — and that every week, a new company seems to come out with its own recycling program. But with all the different take-back programs, sell-back programs, rebate programs and the like, how’s one supposed to know which method to go with — or better yet, which methods are actually profitable for the would-be-environmentalist?
Kids share how they settle on pet names
March 30, 2009
For many people, it’s tough to come up with a name for a pet; for others, it’s effortless.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B3
CBSsportsline.com has listed Kansas University assistant Joe Dooley as one of the candidates for the vacant Virginia Commonwealth head coaching job. Others on the list: VCU assistant Tony Pujol, Texas assistant Russell Springman, Florida assistant Shaka Smart, Wake Forest assistant Jeff Battle, Ohio State assistant Archie Miller as well as head coaches Jeff Lebo of Auburn and Billy Lange of Navy.
Region honors Aldrich
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University sophomore center Cole Aldrich on Sunday was named to the NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Regional team. Michigan State’s Goran Suton, Kalin Lucas and Travis Walton and Louisville’s Earl Clark also were voted to the squad by media members covering the tournament.
Woods drills birdie to capture title
Tiger overcomes five-stroke deficit in final round
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B2
Tiger Woods had not felt such an adrenaline rush in nine months, especially when he stood over a 12-foot birdie putt Sunday at Bay Hill with only enough sunlight remaining for one last shot.
Royals sink Seattle
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B6
Seattle’s struggling pitching staff gave up more than 15 runs for the second consecutive day in a 17-12 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
KU women’s golf last
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B3
KU’s women’s golf team placed 18th of 18 teams at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.
KU baseball falls, 6-5
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s baseball team fell to Texas A&M, 6-5, in the final game of a three-game series.
College hoops dynasties are history
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B2
Dynasties can’t exist in college basketball, not anymore. You have Florida, with its back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007, now working on a two-year streak of NIT trips. You have UCLA, with three straight Final Four appearances snapped this year, but no titles. ou have Kentucky (no Final Fours since 1998), you have Duke (no Final Fours since 2005), and you have a mishmash of everyone else.
GM CEO Wagoner to resign at request of White House
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
General Motors Corp. Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner will step down immediately at the request of the White House, and new directors will make up the majority of GM’s board in a major management shake-up of the country’s largest automaker, GM confirmed today.
Huffington to fund investigative reporting
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Huffington Post said Sunday that it will bankroll a group of investigative journalists, directing them at first to look at stories about the nation’s economy. The popular Web site is collaborating with The Atlantic Philanthropies and other donors to launch the Huffington Post Investigative Fund with an initial budget of $1.75 million.
Kansas tennis wins
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University’s tennis team beat Oklahoma State, 4-3.
22 killed in stampede at soccer match
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
A stampede at a World Cup qualifying soccer match in the Ivory Coast killed at least 22 people and wounded 132 Sunday, authorities said. Fans at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny arena pushed against each other shortly before the game between Ivory Coast and Malawi, setting off a panic that led to the stampede, Interior Minister Desire Tagro said on state television.
Man kills 2 sisters, but police save 3rd
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
A man fatally stabbed his 17-year-old sister, decapitated his 5-year-old sister in front of a police officer and then turned toward his 9-year-old sister with a knife in his hand before officers shot him dead in what their chief described as “a killing field.”
KU men’s golf 16th
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B3
KU’s men’s golf team was 16th after the first day of the Western Intercollegiate.
Study: Cholesterol drug lowers blood clot risk
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
Statin drugs, taken by millions of Americans to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease, also can cut the risk of developing dangerous blood clots that can lodge in the legs or lungs, a major study suggests. The results provide a new reason for many people with normal cholesterol to consider taking these medicines, sold as Crestor, Lipitor, Zocor and in generic form, doctors say.
7 residents, 1 nurse killed at nursing home
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
A gunman barged into a North Carolina nursing home Sunday morning and started “shooting everything,” going room to room in a terrifying rampage that killed seven residents — most in their late 80s — and a nurse who cared for them.
Taxes set to rise on tobacco
Increase could be incentive for some to quit smoking
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A8
However they satisfy their nicotine cravings, tobacco users are facing a big hit as the single largest federal tobacco tax increase ever takes effect Wednesday. Tobacco companies and public health advocates, longtime foes in the nicotine battles, are trying to turn the situation to their advantage.
Free State, LHS expect to make noise at state
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
Coach Matt Gudenkauf hasn’t discussed the importance of “the streak” with his Free State High boys golfers just yet. There are too many other things to worry about during the early season, Gudenkauf said. Like honing his golfers’ short games or getting them acclimated to the golf course again or even remembering what it’s like to play in nice weather.
Surging KU women hope to end road woes
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will try to claim just its second road win since Christmas when it faces New Mexico in the Elite Eight of the Women’s NIT.
Nesting boxes aid African penguins
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A7
Nesting in the sparkling sand, preening on the rocks and darting through the waters, the penguins on the southern tip of Africa are the ultimate crowd-pleaser. But crisis looms. Short of food, exposed to predators and the African sun, their numbers are plummeting. But salvation may rest in a simple manmade solution — housing for penguins.
2 vital U.S. allies face off in Iraq
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A7
A new and potentially worrisome fight for power and control has broken out in Baghdad as the United States prepares to pull combat troops out of Iraq next year. The struggle, which played out in fierce weekend clashes, pits two vital American allies against each other.
Fargo divides day between church, sandbagging
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A7
Weary residents of this sandbagged city came together in churches Sunday, counting their blessings that the Red River finally stopped rising and praying the levees would hold back its wrath. A brief levee break that swamped a school warned them of the threat they face in days ahead.
Fundraising volunteers needed at community shelter
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence Community Shelter needs two volunteers to serve on a fundraising committee for its annual fundraising event, Chocolate and Tea at 3. The event is on Sunday, Nov. 8, and the committee meetings are starting now.
Day of Caring volunteers needed
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is getting ready for Day of Caring 2009, and lining up volunteers for the April 25 communitywide day of service. We have projects including gardening, building a puppet stand, painting a playground and even doing crafts. To get involved, call 865-5030, visit rhvc.org or e-mail info@rhvc.org.
Volunteers sought for half marathon
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A4
Volunteers are needed for the 2009 Lynn Electric Half Marathon, a benefit for Health Care Access, on April 19. Many positions are available; contact Sally Zogry for more information at zogrys@healthcareaccess.org.
Prom Dress Drive needs goods, services
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A4
Prom dresses are needed for the inaugural Prom Dress Drive, hosted by the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 11 at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. Dresses are being collected now at 2518 Ridge Court. If you have a dress you would like to donate or clothing racks to lend, or would like to help organize donations, please contact Paige.
Adventures in mentoring
March 30, 2009
Joshua Clark and Cole Curry are brothers, sort of. They get together once a week, spend a few hours together and then part ways. But the brief time they do spend together is special for both.
Urban coyote attacks on the rise, alarming residents
March 30, 2009 in print edition on B12
A coyote ambling into a Chicago sandwich shop or taking up residence in New York’s Central Park understandably creates a stir. But even here on the high plains of Colorado, where the animals are part of the landscape and figure prominently in Western lore, people are being taken aback by rising coyote encounters.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A9
From the Lawrence Daily World for March 30, 1909: “In Topeka Saturday, a charter was granted by the state charter board to the Lawrence Railway and Light Co., the Dayton people who are asking for the local electric line franchise. Earlier, the company was capitalized for $20,000 and that will be the amount if the city council awards the franchise to the group.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A9
Six Lawrence High seniors were named top winners at the Douglas County Science Fair. They were Bert Fisher, Dwight Hilpman, Kathleen Schott, Bill Smith, Marcia Buller and Eric Rundquist. Establishment of a $100,000 Gulf Oil professorship in geology at Kansas University to honor Hollis Hedberg was announced.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A9
Kansas University faculty members at a public forum advocated bringing the KU athletics department under the authority of faculty governance to help avoid conflicts with the university’s “academic mission.” Panel members urged establishment of a special committee to form a direct link between faculty governance organizations and the athletic department.
Obama shouldn’t abandon his agenda
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A9
By unveiling his plan to rid banks of toxic assets and ease the credit flow, President Barack Obama has completed a remarkable two-month opening stage of an administration trying to cope both with enormous short-term economic problems and long-term fiscal challenges.
Positive plunge
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: On behalf of Special Olympics of Kansas, we would like to thank all of the volunteers and plungers who participated in the first annual Lawrence Polar Plunge held on Feb. 28 at Bloomington Beach. Fifty-four plungers faced inches of snow and freezing winds to raise a total of $8,767 for Special Olympic athletes.
Worthy effort
It’s good to know that some Kansas legislators continue to stubbornly pursue an important piece of campaign finance reform.
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A9
The latest effort to force groups that sponsor campaign “issue” ads to report their donations and expenditures created some tension but, unfortunately, no action in the Kansas House last week. In the kind of maneuver that’s not unusual at this point in the session, Rep. Pat Colloton, a Leawood Republican, attempted to add a campaign finance amendment onto a bill that came to the House floor as a measure about the mistreatment of dependent adults.
Mexico’s army seeking to gain control in war on drugs
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A12
Acting on a tip, 30 masked soldiers in combat gear bust down the door of a boarded-up house to find 55 terrified migrants, hostages of the Gulf drug cartel. Amid screams and the smell of urine and sweat, they find a blood-spattered room and a nail-encrusted log used to beat the captives and extort money from their families: $3,000 each.
Depression screening for teens advised
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A1
An influential government-appointed medical panel is urging doctors to routinely screen all American teens for depression — a bold step that acknowledges that nearly 2 million teens are affected by this debilitating condition.
Grassroots group aims to reunite children, nature
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A1
Being outside leads to a better inside — physically and emotionally. That’s why no child should be left inside. That’s what longtime Lawrence real estate developer John McGrew believes. And those beliefs were reaffirmed when he read Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder” — a book that has spawned a national movement to reconnect children to the great outdoors.
City candidates must be ready to quickly shape budget picture
Revenues may decline but requests certainly won’t
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A1
It is City Hall’s version of baptism by fire. A new crop of city commissioners will take office on April 14. Just a few weeks later, they will be bombarded by documents and data and will be asked to make up or down decisions about the 2010 budget. And this year, the fire may be a little hotter than usual.
Toy, luxury stores eye Christmas with caution
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A11
Shoppers may be thinking about spring, but some retailers are reluctantly setting their sights on Christmas. Still suffering whiplash from the worst holiday selling season in at least four decades, major toy sellers and upscale merchants — who must order Christmas stock earlier than most retailers — are exercising extreme caution as they plan for the rest of the year.
‘House’ episode shouldn’t be missed
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A11
Just when many viewers feared that “House” (7 p.m., Fox) had run out of steam and seemed destined to wallow in melodrama, along comes a can’t-miss episode. Mos Def guest stars as Lee, a patient who arrives in the hospital after a bike accident without the ability to move or communicate. His condition, known as “locked-in” syndrome, has been the subject of the excellent book and recent movie “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.”
Pump patrol
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $1.94 at several stations.
Seminar examines osteoporosis risks
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of people 50 and older. Douglas County Senior Services will be having a seminar about how to prevent the disease from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt..
Panel to discuss situation in Pakistan
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
A four-person panel is scheduled to examine current events in Pakistan. The event, “Pakistan Panel III: Internal Crisis/External Impact,” is free and open to the public. It is scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Jayhawk Room at the Kansas Union.
Lecture series honors slain KU student
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
The president of the National Organization for Women is scheduled to deliver the first in a lecture series honoring the memory of Kansas University student Jana Lynne Mackey. Mackey, a second-year KU law student and an activist for women’s rights, was found dead in her ex-boyfriend’s home on July 3.
KU to address equality of women’s sports venues
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Kansas University Athletics Department is undertaking several facility improvements after external reports showed the university’s men’s and women’s facilities were unequal. Jim Marchiony, associate athletic director, said the university annually undergoes an external review for Title IX issues related to gender equity in all facets of its program.
New sales taxes take effect this week
March 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
This is a different type of stimulus to spend. If you’re in the market for a car, a big screen TV or any other product that will require you to dig deep into your wallet, you may want to buy it in Lawrence sooner rather than later. Come Wednesday, Lawrence will have a new sales tax that will make every retail item in the city a little bit more expensive.
Growing appetites: Satisfying budget, teens not easy
March 30, 2009
It can be tough to curb food costs with teenagers — aka human vacuums — in the house. They have those seemingly bottomless pits that need to be filled with healthy options. Ramen noodles and doughnuts won’t do.
Sky’s the limit: Therapist uses art to reach out to autistic children
March 30, 2009
Nicole Martin is hoping her first book reaches out to a new audience. Martin, 28, is a registered art therapist, licensed professional counselor and artist. When her book “Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism” hits bookstores in May, she’ll also be a published author.
Is it economical to garden?
March 30, 2009
Black-eyed peas. Tomatoes. Potatoes. Corn. The fresh taste of these items is what keeps Beth Bloss going back to her garden plot year after year. Bloss has been gardening for more than 15 years, and she says switching from buying to producing has saved her money.
Baked Chicken Gruyére with Shallots & Dijon Mustard
March 30, 2009
“Keep It Simple”: Easy menu for a weekend or weeknight
Horoscopes
March 30, 2009
This week’s birthdays: You will somehow pack many years of experience into the next 12 months. Put your clever mind to work on a responsible cause in April. You will help a group achieve its goals, which helps you achieve yours. Romantic happenings float you through June. Focus on your professional life in July. You may have to sacrifice vacation time in order to take advantage of a key opportunity, but the resulting windfall will make it worthwhile. You can catch up on fun and adventure in September.
New networking site geared to seniors
March 30, 2009
Facebook, shmacebook. Senior citizens want their own social networking sites. Marilyn Carroll, 61, says her peers want jokes, movie reviews, book recommendations and recipes. They also want to make new friends and reconnect with old ones, but they refuse to plod through complicated instructions with unfamiliar terminology.
New shapes enchanting for spring style
March 30, 2009
Spring is here! At least, that’s how blooming forsythias and 75-degree weather feel to most of us. With all of the new change that accompanies a new season, why not also embrace the fabulous new shapes in fashion? If you are stuck inside all day, yearning to feel the sunlight but forced to concentrate on your work, some slight wardrobe adjustments can help satisfy until 5 p.m. rolls around.
Stress takes a toll on the human heart
March 30, 2009
Anxiety, depression and stress caused by work and the economy are unhealthful in their own right; they’re also hard on the ticker.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
March 30, 2009
Style for rent: Web site lets you ‘borrow’ (or buy) trendy accessories
March 30, 2009
Rachelle Netzer walks around with a brown bag dangling from her wrist. To one who isn’t familiar with famous luggage-makers and the fine products they produce, he or she wouldn’t realize Netzer’s purse is a vintage Michael Cromer Munich doctor bag that the West German designer produced in the 1980s.
The psychology of a recession: Here are tips on how to cope
March 30, 2009
Fixating on the Dow Jones dips and spikes can be disorienting and a little nauseating. But there are plenty of ways to reduce the stress associated with Dow’s daily fluctuations. Here’s some advice from Lawrence experts on how to beat the Dow Jones blues.