Archive for Friday, March 12, 2010

Also from March 12

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Texas A&M
Podcasts
Polls
Which of these was most significant in KU's dominant second half against Texas A&M?

Poll results

Response Percent
Bill Self’s switch to a zone defense
 
49%
Sherron Collins’ play
 
42%
Xavier Henry’s shooting
 
7%
Undecided
 
0%
Total 127
How far will Kansas University's men's basketball team go in the NCAA Tournament?

Poll results

Response Percent
The Jayhawks will win the championship
 
61%
Final Four
 
18%
Elite 8
 
7%
Sweet 16
 
4%
Lose in the championship game
 
3%
Lose in the first round
 
3%
Lose in the second round
 
2%
Total 1920
Do you think KU would clinch the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament with a win over Texas A&M?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
90%
No
 
7%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 446
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
From left, Blue O’Leary, 8, her sister Ro O’Leary, 3, and Grace Branson, 6, clean the computer room at New York School during a parent-student volunteer work day Jan. 18. Blue and Grace are students at New York, which is one of the elementary schools the district may close in the face of cutting up to $5 million from its budget. Details begin to emerge on making school board’s budget cutting plan work
March 10, 2010 in print edition on 3A
One day after Lawrence school board members approved a budget cut plan without closing any schools for next year, administrators got to work on the details.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Xavier Henry runs over Texas Tech guard Nick Okorie during the first half Thursday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Henry was called for a charge on the play. Kansas’ urgency lacking
March 12, 2010 in print edition on 1B
As the final seconds ticked away, the fans in blue waved the wheat and chanted the chant. A moment later, the announcement came that this was the 2,000th victory in program history.
10:00 a.m.
Viewed through the front arches of Spooner Hall is Dyche Hall, right of center. At left, in the distance, is Danforth Chapel and Fraser Hall. KU details how it made nearly $34 million in budget cuts
March 11, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Distributing $33.8 million in budget cuts at Kansas University hasn’t been easy, and university administrators say the cuts have had wide-ranging effects.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas Secretary of Transportation Deb Miller on Thursday speaks with reporters about a new study that outlines four possible routes for more passenger rail service in Kansas. Miller said the study represents the first step in a long process before Amtrak service is expanded. Amtrak study shows routes through Kansas
10:07 a.m., March 11, 2010 Updated 9:19 a.m. in print edition on 3A
A study of expanded passenger railroad service in Kansas found “attractive” ridership numbers.
7:16 p.m.
Kansas forward Markieff Morris is called for a blocking foul as he defends Texas A&M guard B.J. Holmes during the first half Friday in Kansas City, Mo. FINAL: Fired-up KU takes down A&M, 79-66
5:16 p.m., March 12, 2010 Updated 10:13 p.m.
The Jayhawks used a 16-0 second-half run to pull away, advancing to Saturday’s Big 12 championship game.

All stories

House Democrats file formal complaint against Speaker O’Neal
03:25 p.m., March 12, 2010 Updated 11:32 p.m. in print edition on B8
The issue is House Speaker Mike O’Neal’s participation in a lawsuit against the state.
Pump patrol
March 12, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.62 at several stations.