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KU vs. KSU Jayhawk fans at the pregame pep rally People and Places, March 13, 2010
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Assuming Duke is the fourth No. 1 seed, which team do you not want to see as a No. 2 seed in KU's bracket?

Poll results

Response Percent
Kansas State
 
29%
West Virginia
 
25%
Ohio State
 
16%
Purdue
 
13%
Villanova
 
7%
New Mexico
 
5%
Other
 
2%
Total 3067
Which Morris twin will score more points against Kansas State?

Poll results

Response Percent
Marcus Morris
 
79%
Markieff Morris
 
17%
Undecided
 
2%
Total 68
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins, second from right, celebrates with teammates Cole Aldrich, right, Elijah Johnson and C.J. Henry in the closing minutes of the Jayhawks' 79-66 win over Texas A&M on 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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins is all smiles heading back to the huddle during a timeout against Texas A&M in the second half on March 12 in Kansas City, Mo. Note to ’Cats: Don’t get ‘chippy’
March 13, 2010 in print edition on 1C
We’ll find out how smart a basketball team Kansas State is tonight in the Big 12 tournament finals in Sprint Center.
10:00 a.m.
Dan Affalter will be the grand marshal for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year through downtown Lawrence. Affalter led the city’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1988, but not as grand marshal; instead, he was a police motorcycle escort. He was with the Lawrence Police Department for 33 years. Longtime Lawrence police leader, and Lawrence native, to lead this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 12, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Dan Affalter remembers the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Lawrence in 1988. He led the parade, but not as a participant. He was a police motorcycle escort for the parade and remembers the snow he had to ride through to get the parade going.
2:00 p.m.
The Kansas Senate passed a bill banning smoking statewide on Tuesday. In this file photo, a resident is pictured smoking a cigar outdoors. Parkinson signs statewide smoking ban into law
11:00 a.m., March 12, 2010 Updated 4:34 p.m. in print edition on 1B
Asked about the new ban’s provision that could remove smoking areas in downtown Lawrence, Parkinson said he sympathizes with businesses adversely affected by government regulations, but said state officials have to focus on the “greater good.”
5:00 p.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins stretches prior to tipoff against Kansas State in the Big 12 championship game Saturday in Kansas City, Mo. FINAL: Kings of the Big 12! KU takes conference title with 72-64 victory over KSU
4:25 p.m., March 13, 2010 Updated 8:52 p.m.
Marcus Morris scored 18 points, while Tyrel Reed added 15 as the Jayhawks defeated the Wildcats for the third time this season. Collins was named the tournament MVP.

All stories

Fans savor victory over rival KSU
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A1
KU fan Craig Bastemeyer has been waiting for this for the last 25 years.
Rivalry games not always easy for KU-KSU couples
March 13, 2010
Thomas Morefield and Maren Roesler are not typical Jayhawk and Wildcat basketball fans.
FINAL: Kings of the Big 12! KU takes conference title with 72-64 victory over KSU
04:25 p.m., March 13, 2010 Updated 08:52 p.m.
Marcus Morris scored 18 points, while Tyrel Reed added 15 as the Jayhawks defeated the Wildcats for the third time this season. Collins was named the tournament MVP.
KU-KSU rivalry puts friendships on hold
03:47 p.m., March 13, 2010 Updated 07:11 p.m.
Darin Fyffe and Matt Koster have known one another for 10 years.
Journal-World wins APSE Triple Crown
March 13, 2010 in print edition on C3
The Journal-World was one of 10 newspapers that won the coveted Triple Crown in the Associated Press Sports Editors’ writing and section contests.
Fans share how they ‘bring luck’ to team
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
Rodney Stephenson is one of the reasons Kansas University won against Texas A&M University on Friday evening. At least he thinks so.
Irish heart: Celtic singer Ashley Davis returns to her Kansas roots
March 13, 2010 in print edition on C1
“Where are you from?”The question became so pervasive that when Ashley Davis was earning her master’s in traditional Irish music at the University of Limerick, she learned how to respond in Gaelic.
KU baseball stuns No. 1 LSU, 11-9
March 13, 2010 in print edition on C3
Senior Robby Price and junior Casey Lytle each had three hits and two doubles, Brett Bochy pitched 21⁄3 innings of hitless relief, and the Kansas University baseball team knocked off No. 1 LSU, 11-9, on Friday night at Alex Box Stadium in front of 11,157 fans.
N. Lawrence bar reports burglary
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B2
Gaslight Tavern, 317 N. Second St., reported Monday burglary, criminal damage and theft.
Two treated and released after Friday accident
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B2
Two people were treated and released Friday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a two-vehicle accident in south Lawrence.
Governor may soon pick secretary of state
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B2
Kansas could have a new secretary of state next week to replace Republican Ron Thornburgh, who resigned Feb. 15.
Agency bowl-a-thon raises $80,000
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B2
More than $80,000 in pledges and corporate sponsorships was raised during Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake event.
Recession threatens early ed program
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B2
In the living room of a tract home inside a military base, visitor Nicole Wong opens her arsenal of teaching tricks: a plastic craft box filled with homemade puzzles, magic markers and shaving cream.
County to consider noise ordinance for rural areas
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
For some residents who choose to live in the country for the peace and quiet, rural Douglas County isn’t quite quiet enough.
Community Garden planning starts today
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B3
If you are interested in participating in the Lawrence Community Garden project, there’s a planning meeting today.
Iowa State’s Brackins to turn pro
March 13, 2010
Iowa State junior forward Craig Brackins said Friday that he will skip his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft.
Finley fifth in shot put
March 13, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas University thrower Mason Finley took fifth in the men’s shot put, and the women’s distance medley relay team took sixth place on Friday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Senior diver Proehl 6th
March 13, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas senior diver Meghan Proehl placed sixth in the one-meter diving competition on the first day of the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships on Friday.
Kansas rowing delayed
March 13, 2010 in print edition on C3
Friday’s Oklahoma rowing Invitational was moved to today due to high winds.
KU softball canceled
March 13, 2010 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s softball contest against Valparaiso, scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, was canceled due to rain.
Ags OK with Collins
A&M not dwelling on dustups
March 13, 2010 in print edition on C4
With tempers flaring in the second half, Texas A&M’s Donald Sloan said he and Kansas University’s Sherron Collins shared a brief conversation on the court.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook
March 13, 2010 in print edition on C5
Kansas University today tries for its seventh Big 12 tournament title in the 14-year history of the event. KU is 6-1 in the title game.
Note to ’Cats: Don’t get ‘chippy’
March 13, 2010 in print edition on C1
We’ll find out how smart a basketball team Kansas State is tonight in the Big 12 tournament finals in Sprint Center.
Self wins 200th; KU reaches finals
March 13, 2010 in print edition on C1
Bill Self didn’t plan to pop open a bottle of champagne late Friday night at team headquarters, the Downtown Marriott Hotel.
Militants kill 43 with twin suicide bombs
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
Two suicide bombers killed 43 people in near-simultaneous blasts Friday, the fourth major attack in Pakistan this week and a clear sign that militants have the power to strike targets despite months of army offensives and U.S. missile strikes.
Al-Qaida suspect worked at 6 nuke plants
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
An American seized in Yemen in a sweep of suspected al-Qaida members had been a laborer at six U.S. nuclear power plants, and authorities are investigating whether he had access to sensitive information or materials that would be useful to terrorists.
Clinton urges new fight for women’s equality
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
Fifteen years after electrifying a U.N. conference in Beijing with a call for women’s equality, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that millions of women and girls around the world are still poor, uneducated and treated as inferior human beings.
Cuban hunger striker passes out, in hospital
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
A Cuban hunger striker was receiving fluids and medical care in a government hospital Friday, a day after passing out at home, and has refused requests by other dissidents and religious leaders to abandon his protest.
P.M. uses early lead to pursue new allies
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
Seizing on an early lead in Iraq’s election, the prime minister’s political coalition began reaching out to rivals Friday as partial results signaled a tight race that was unlikely to produce a clear-cut winner.
Study: Women who take birth control pill living longer
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A2
Women who took the birth control pill beginning in the late 1960s lived longer than those never on the pill, a new study says.
Royals tie with Seattle
March 13, 2010
Chone Figgins and Ken Griffey Jr. are finally on the board. Figgins ended his spring slump with two hits, including a two-run triple during Seattle’s four-run fifth inning, and the Mariners tied the Kansas City Royals, 6-6, on Friday.
Despite Obama’s efforts, Americans oppose health plan
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
Deadlines have come and gone relative to congressional approval of a national health care plan. Various reasons have been offered as to why the Democratic-controlled Congress has been unable to get sufficient votes to deliver a plan to the president for his signature.
Pump patrol
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.60 at several locations.
Half Price Books seeking donations
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
Half Price Books, 1519 W. 23rd St., is conducting its annual Half Pint Library program, which collects and distributes children’s books to community organizations.
Sale to benefit Ballard Center
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
Money and food donated for entrance to the Just Between Friends sale this month will be donated to the Ballard Center.
City commission canceled Tuesday
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B1
Lawrence city commissioners have canceled their Tuesday evening meeting.
Retail sales show surprising gain in Feb.
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
Retail sales posted a surprising increase in February as consumers refused to let snowstorms stop them from stepping up purchases for everything from clothes to appliances. The improvement provided hope that the recovery from the Great Recession is gaining momentum.
Reid’s wife undergoes surgery after crash
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s wife underwent surgery Friday to stabilize serious injuries suffered when a tractor-trailer rear-ended the minivan she and their daughter were riding in on an interstate highway.
Senators question $1M pay for charity’s CEO
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
A group of Republican senators is questioning high salaries and expensive travel bills for executives at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, raising issues that could jeopardize millions in federal funding for the national charity.
2 months after earthquake in Haiti, housing still elusive
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
Trash and sewage are piling up at the squalid tent camps that hundreds of thousands have called home since Haiti’s devastating earthquake — and with torrential rains expected any day, authorities are not even close to providing the shelters they promised.
Runaway Prius case presents nagging questions to investigators
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
Investigators are confronted with a series of nagging questions as they try to unravel the case of a California real estate agent who said his Toyota Prius turned into a runaway death trap after the gas pedal became stuck.
Clinton slams Israel on housing
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A3
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday delivered a stinging rebuke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his government’s announcement this week of new Jewish housing in east Jerusalem, calling it “a deeply negative signal” for the Mideast peace process and ties with the U.S.
Spring forward, or get left behind
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A1
It’s time to spring forward this Sunday for daylight saving time. Set clocks forward an hour tonight in a move that is meant to bring more sunlight to the day and save energy.
Survivor rebuilding broken body, life
Krystyn Renfro says finding driver in hit and run important to her
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A1
Doctors finished putting 33-year-old Krystyn Renfro back together Friday, removing a portion of her skull from her abdomen, where doctors had placed it to preserve the bone, and reattaching it to her head.
Kansas, Nebraska sign driver’s license pact
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B8
Kansas and Nebraska regulators have signed an agreement letting farmers drive trucks across the state line without having a commercial driver’s license.
Ousted mayor partly cleared of wrongdoing
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B8
Just days after being ousted in a recall election, a northeast Kansas mayor has been partly cleared of alleged wrongdoing.
2 charged in Baxter Springs crime spree
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B4
Two Cherokee County men have been charged with a string of crimes in and around Baxter Springs that included a burglary, vandalism and arson.
KU announces Goldwater nominees
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B4
Four Kansas University students involved in undergraduate research have been nominated for Barry M. Goldwater scholarships, which reward excellence in science, engineering and mathematics.
Lawmakers amend states’ rights measure
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B4
Kansas House members are changing a resolution that legislators intend to send to Washington to assert the state’s sovereignty.
Teenagers explain work that led to building award
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B4
Long before the framers, the plumbers or even the backhoe arrive to start work on a new home, there’s lots and lots of paperwork.
People in the news
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B5
The name of the late actor Corey Haim was found on a fraudulent prescription for a powerful painkiller that authorities said Friday was obtained through a major drug ring.
‘Rockefeller,’ ‘The Pacific’ dominate weekend
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B5
Is romance a con game? The Lifetime movie “Who Is Clark Rockefeller?” (8 p.m., today, Lifetime) invites the question.
Horoscope for March 13, 2010
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B5
This year, you greet a new life cycle. Before you blow out your candles, know that your wishes are likely to become realities. You will enter this period in the next few months. If you are single, your sweetie could appear out of nowhere! If you are attached, the two of you benefit from your more upbeat style. Your smile warms up the bond. Pisces is a soul mate.
Rowdy politics, refined tea parties a strange brew
March 13, 2010 in print edition on D8
The tea party movement has riled plenty of people, but especially those who drink the stuff.
FEMA sells tainted Katrina trailers
March 13, 2010 in print edition on D8
In a giant auction, the federal government has agreed to sell for pennies on the dollar most of the 120,000 formaldehyde-tainted trailers it bought nearly five years ago for Hurricane Katrina victims.
Study: Mutations led to everyday chickens
March 13, 2010 in print edition on D8
Hundreds of genetic mutations accumulated over thousands of years have transformed the red jungle fowl of South Asia into the domesticated chickens that are a fixture on farms — and dining tables — worldwide, according to a scientific analysis of poultry DNA published this week in the journal Nature.
Regulators poised to approve gastric band for teenagers
March 13, 2010 in print edition on A4
David Ludwig, director of the obesity program at Children’s Hospital Boston, was against weight-loss surgery for kids, he says, because it ignored the real problem, a “toxic environment” jammed with junk food.
Around and about
March 13, 2010 in print edition on D3
Erin Levy, a Lawrence junior, was named to the dean’s list for the 2009 fall semester at Beloit (Wis.) College, by earning a grade-point average of a 3.4 or higher.
Scouting news
March 13, 2010 in print edition on D3
Troop 53 conducted a campout March 5-7. Third year Scouts spent Saturday in junior leadership training.
FCE News
March 13, 2010 in print edition on D3
The Vinland FCE will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Paula Johnson, 2015 N. 700 Road, Baldwin City. The lesson, “Old Tyme Games and Activities,” will be given by Kathy Davids.
Club news
March 13, 2010 in print edition on D3
University Bridge Club announces results of its March 6 meeting, with hosts Lois Liebert, Virginia Williams, Florence McNicoll and Alice Akin. Donna Gatts and Carol Smith won door prizes.
Respectful rivals
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B7
I wanted to commend the men of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team for their outstanding show of class and respect during their game against the Kansas State Wildcats. I have been a Jayhawk fan all my life, so I must acknowledge that bias, but I was impressed by the behavior of our Kansas Jayhawks that night.
Faith Forum: How does God feel about war?
March 13, 2010 in print edition on C1
• Blessed are the peacemakers • Dreaming of peace
Phelpses’ speech shouldn’t be protected
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B6
The Supreme Court has decided to take a case that may change the boundaries for types of speech protected by the First Amendment.
Lincoln lessons
Lawrence and Kansas University should take a hard look at the successful efforts to curb high-risk drinking among young people in Lincoln, Neb.
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B6
Judging from the experience of the University of Nebraska and its hometown of Lincoln, it would be wrong for Lawrence and Kansas University officials to think they can’t make a difference when it comes to underage and excessive alcohol consumption.
Obama yearns for academic approach
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B6
There are legislative miles to go before the government will be emancipated from its health care myopia, but it is not too soon for a summing up. Whether all or nothing of the legislation becomes law, Barack Obama has refuted critics who call him a radical. He has shown himself to be a timid progressive.
Saudi Arabia could set example on child marriage
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B7
Saudi Arabia has a serious child-marriage problem. It’s emblematic of the nation’s struggle between modernity and traditional Islam. But the lives of thousands of little girls are being destroyed as the Saudi government ponderously debates a solution.
What are they doing now? A look at the Academic All-Stars from 2000
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B5
The Journal-World caught up with its 2000 Academic All Stars 10 years after they were honored for their outstanding performances as high school students.
Thanks due
March 13, 2010 in print edition on B7
The recent community-wide discussion regarding public education has been a long, arduous road filled with moments of unity, moments of divisiveness, high anxiety and finally, a bittersweet calm. SONS was simply one layer of how the community engaged with this process. Neighborhood associations, KU, downtown businesses, the City Commission, pastors, teachers, students, retirees, west side and east side residents all came together to talk about K-12 education. To everyone who was outspoken and to those who quietly played a role behind the scenes, thank you.