Archive for Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Also from March 31

Births
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On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, March 31, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
Which do you think would be harder to win, a national collegiate championship in debate or basketball?

Poll results

Response Percent
Debate
 
51%
Basketball
 
48%
Total 649
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson hugs Katie Smith after defeating New Mexico 78-69 in the WNIT basketball game on Monday, March 30, 2009 in Rio Rancho, N.M. Henrickson signed a three-year extension with KU on Thursday. KU women advance to WNIT semifinals for first time in school history
March 30, 2009 in print edition on 1B
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.
10:26 a.m.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius meets with Sen. Ted Kennedy before her first confirmation hearing. President Barack Obama nominated Sebelius to be his health and human services secretary. More hearings await Sebelius on Thursday. Sebelius, in confirmation hearings, says healthcare reform is her ‘mission’
10:13 a.m., March 31, 2009 Updated 4:21 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Health and Human Services Department, said Tuesday that if confirmed, “health reform would be my mission.”
2:00 p.m.
Frank DeSalvo, associate vice provost for student success and chair of the National Collegiate Athletic Association self-study, leads a panel in a town hall meeting Monday afternoon in the Kansas Union. The meeting focused on an internal report completed by KU and its athletic department. KU fields questions about master plan
March 31, 2009 in print edition on 1A
About 30 people listened as university and athletics officials described a Kansas University Athletic Department that was strong but had areas for improvement. A town hall meeting Monday afternoon in the Kansas Union focused on an internal report completed by KU and its athletic department.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University debate team members Nate Johnson, left, and Brett Bricker led the to its first National Debate Tournament victory in 26 years. KU debaters faced fierce competition and came out national champs
11:55 a.m., March 31, 2009 Updated 5:19 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The road to Kansas University’s first debate national title in 26 years didn’t come easy.

All stories

Political backdrop
The selection of people to be seated behind an official speaker is an important part of crafting the message.
March 31, 2009 in print edition on A7
With television playing such a role in American politics, it is interesting to note how the handlers of President Obama and other political leaders, in both parties, arrange those who are seated behind their featured speakers.