Archive for Monday, March 15, 2010

Also from March 15

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Polls
Would you support increasing Kansas' state sales tax now if the sales tax on food would be removed in three years?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
52%
No
 
41%
Not sure
 
5%
Total 852
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Jayhawks hoist championship signs following their 72-64 win over Kansas State. Jayhawks surprised by seemingly tough NCAA draw
5:02 p.m., March 14, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1B
The Kansas Jayhawks will enter the 2010 NCAA Tournament as the top-rated No. 1 seed and will open play against 16th-seeded Lehigh at approximately 8:40 p.m. Thursday in Oklahoma City.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self speaks with the media at a Selection Sunday news conference. Kansas prepares road trip to Oklahoma City
7:50 p.m., March 14, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas University’s first stop on the Road to the Final Four is 316 miles away, and plenty of Jayhawks plan to be making the trip down the Kansas Turnpike and Interstate 35.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas Highway Patrol troopers in 2009 seized nearly $27 million in drugs from the state’s highways, according to information obtained through an open records request. Records request sheds light on drug interdictions
March 15, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Kansas Highway Patrol troopers in 2009 seized nearly $27 million in drugs from the state’s highways, according to information obtained through an open records request.
2:00 p.m.

Amanda Vail, a second-grade teacher at Prairie Park school, quizzes her students on toads and frogs in class on Thursday. Vail, who is completing her third year in the district, isn’t sure where, or whether, she’ll be teaching in the district next year because of budget cuts. Teachers unsure of next assignment
March 15, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Amanda Vail was named one of the state’s outstanding first-year teachers last school year. Now, Vail and 188 other Lawrence teachers who haven’t yet earned tenure are waiting to learn the fallout from the district’s budget cuts.
6:00 p.m.
Erin Curtis-Dierks’ children play outdoors in Lawrence. Their mother says they limit technology fairly well, with limited TV time and a game on the Wii once a week or less.
Nature vs. Nintendo: Lawrence parents raise kids outdoors in a plugged-in world
March 15, 2010
Sandy Beverly distinctly remembers when video games first came out in the ’70s. As a kid, she spent lots of time playing text-based adventure games on an early Texas Instruments computer, then the classic “Pong,” and, eventually, her parents got an Atari for games like Pac-Man.

All stories

Marriages
March 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued by the Douglas County District Court.
Divorces granted
March 15, 2010 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted by the Douglas County District Court.
European art shows unease with Islam
March 15, 2010 in print edition on A12
With the West locked in conflicts across the Muslim world, why would anyone throw fuel on the fire?