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Do you support the Lawrence Public Library's wish to ask voters in November for a property tax increase to fund an $18 million expansion of its downtown facility?

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63%
Yes
 
32%
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3%
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12:00 a.m.
Photo illustration by Patrick Giroux, with AP and Journal-World file photos. Method to the madness: Locals divulge how they choose NCAA brackets
March 16, 2010 in print edition on 1C
This is a magical time of year. The crocuses are blooming, the promise of warmer weather is in the air — and Jayhawks fans everywhere are coming together to see Kansas University through the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament…
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard C.J. Henry grabs his bag as the team members exit the bus upon arrival to Oklahoma City outside the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Henry will play basketball at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Okla., this season. Jayhawks bring game, young fans bring luck to OKC
March 17, 2010 in print edition on 1A
KU’s basketball players will be wearing white uniforms for as long as they play in the NCAA Tournament, and they’ll be looking forward to seeing plenty of blue every stage along the way.
10:00 a.m.
Nadia Sanburn, 7, a student at Woodlawn SCHOOL in Lawrence, rides the shoulders of her dad, Jake Lowen, and holds up a sign during a rally for school funding Tuesday at the Statehouse in Topeka. About 1,000 show up for school budget rally in Topeka
12:41 p.m., March 16, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Hundreds of parents, teachers and students rallied at the Statehouse in Topeka to protest potential future cuts in education funding.
6:00 p.m.
An assortment of healthy eats, from left, chickpea "tuna" salad by JoAnn Farb; raspberry salsa, by Nancy O'Connor and apple salad with jalapeno-lime dressing by Nancy O'Connor. Snacking satisfaction: Dishes to indulge both the hungry hoops fans and the those with special diets
March 17, 2010 in print edition on 1C
Sometimes it’s a task more difficult than filling out a winning bracket: figuring out what to feed everybody at a March Madness watch party…

All stories

Unexpected boost from Boogaard lifts KU in WNIT
09:00 p.m., March 17, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
Saskatchewan native Krysten Boogaard produced a career-high 37 points in a rare start as Kansas plunked Prairie View A&M, 82-70, in its WNIT basketball opener Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Appropriations panel recommends more school cuts
05:31 p.m., March 17, 2010 Updated 09:29 a.m. in print edition on A1
The reductions were approved on straight party-line vote; Republicans supported; Democrats opposed
Rivalry between Jayhawk, Wildcat fans heating up in Oklahoma City
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A1
President Obama may be picking Kansas to beat Kansas State two weeks from now in the Final Four, but the in-state rivalry already is heating up in the stands, on the streets and in the bars of Oklahoma City.
Coach Self encourages Kansas fans to pledge money to fight cancer, based on KU’s on-court success
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A4
While it’s illegal (wink, wink) to bet on the Jayhawks to win the national title in an office pool, it’s not illegal to put your money behind the team for a great cause.
Dole Institute to host U.S. Senate conference
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
“Changing the ‘Slow Institution’: The U.S. Senate 1960-2010” is scheduled for March 25 and 26.
Kansas Senate approves bill to regulate daycares
04:02 p.m., March 17, 2010 Updated 05:40 p.m.
The Kansas Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would require inspections of all home day cares in the state.
House Republicans prepare to release budget that closes deficit without tax increase
Committee leader describes spending cuts as ‘creative’
03:28 p.m., March 17, 2010 Updated 05:40 p.m.
A key House Republican said Wednesday that the GOP is ready to release a plan to balance the 2011 Kansas budget without raising taxes.
Young players eager to visit ‘basketball Mecca’
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A5
When it comes to a particular basketball tournament, Lawrence is on a real winning streak these days.
President Obama’s bracket champ: Kansas
02:44 p.m., March 17, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on B1
The First Fan appears to be a big fan of basketball programs from Kansas.
Complaint against O’Neal goes forward
02:35 p.m., March 17, 2010 Updated 03:20 p.m. in print edition on A3
At the start of the meeting, Committee Chair Clark Shultz, R-Lindsborg, asked if there was a motion to dismiss the case. No motion was made by the committee, which was put together on Monday and includes three Republicans and three Democrats.
Lawrence library wants $18 million expansion, asks city to schedule public vote
12:01 p.m., March 17, 2010 Updated 05:37 p.m. in print edition on A1
Leaders of the Lawrence Public Library want to ask voters in November for a property tax increase to fund an $18 million expansion of its downtown facility.
`Covenant marriage’ measure taken out of bill
11:36 a.m., March 17, 2010 Updated 11:36 a.m.
Legal groups and women’s rights groups said covenant marriages could increase the potential for domestic abuse.
Green day: Parade brings out the Irish in St. Patrick’s revelers
Sandbar float goes medieval, named best
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
The parade will shove off from the area of South Park, head down Massachusetts Street through downtown before winding through North Lawrence and ending up at the Pink Flamingo.
Statehouse Live: Hundreds arrive to oppose soda tax
11:06 a.m., March 17, 2010 Updated 11:06 a.m.
Capitol hallways were crowded with soft drink employees who oppose a proposal to tax sugar in soft drinks.
Skate park to close Monday for repairs
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
Repair work temporarily will close the city’s Centennial Park Skate Park for an unknown period of time. City crews on Monday will close the facility at 600 Rockledge Road to repair cracks that have developed throughout the park. Parks and Recreation officials do not have an estimate of when the repairs will be completed, in part, because they are dependent upon warmer and drier weather. The skate park was developed in 1998.
Committee approves resolution seeking to exempt burning in Flint Hills from air pollution rules
09:21 a.m., March 17, 2010 Updated 09:21 a.m.
Ranchers support the resolution, but environmentalists don’t.
State employees follow supports of public schools, plan to rally at Statehouse
March 17, 2010
A day after a rally by advocates for Kansas public schools, state employees were taking their turn at the Statehouse.
Kansas Senate set to take final action on bill to require home daycares be licensed
08:00 a.m., March 17, 2010 Updated 08:46 a.m.
The Kansas Senate was expected to take a final vote Wednesday on legislation that would require inspections of all home day cares in the state.
10 teams that can win it all: No. 1, Kansas
Jayhawks’ shooting, interior defense make them a favorite
12:29 a.m., March 17, 2010 Updated 09:51 a.m. in print edition on B5
Each week in this space, KUSports.com online editor Jesse Newell will take a statistical look at one of the 10 teams that has the best chance of taking this year’s NCAA title.
Tonight’s foe can feel KU women’s pain
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B1
No doubt Kansas University’s women’s basketball season has been marred by the loss of Danielle McCray, the Big 12 Conference’s preseason player of the year. But would you believe virtually the same thing happened to Prairie View A&M?
Horoscope for March 17, 2010
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B8
This year, you have a lot to offer. A new luck cycle begins. You want to christen it well. Re-evaluate your goals and long-term desires. If you are single, you’ll have many opportunities to meet “the one.” If you are attached, the two of you will be able to connect on a deeper level.
Sony bets Michael Jackson fans won’t stop ’til they get enough
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B8
The man who spearheaded the record-breaking deal in which Michael Jackson’s estate will get up to $250 million in the next seven years said Tuesday that Sony Music Entertainment bought a treasure trove of new Jackson music, some of it recorded “quite recently,” some in collaboration with other artists.
Science of basketball: Hoop stars know how to play all the angles
March 17, 2010 in print edition on C8
March Madness — the annual NCAA basketball playoff spectacle in which millions of us, firmly docked in front of the TV screen, consume 1,000 calories an hour while watching young athletes burn 12 calories a minute — begins in earnest this week.
Reducing salt has clear health benefit
March 17, 2010 in print edition on C3
Is it really that important to watch our salt intake?
U.S. bankers undercut reform
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A8
Bankers should be a humble crew. Their reckless trading almost ruined the world economy. But they are as arrogant as ever.
Greatest KU games No. 1: A score to remember
Twenty years after first ‘Miracle,’ Manning sees different view of title
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B4
It might have been 20 years later, and he might have been coaching instead of playing, but surely former Kansas University basketball standout Danny Manning thought back to his 1988 team’s miracle victory against Oklahoma in the national title game a time or two the day KU beat Memphis for the title in 2008, right?
Bad start just memory for Arkansas-Pine Bluff
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B3
Arkansas-Pine Bluff finally found a road trip to its liking.
KU football back on ESPN this season
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B3
One year after all 12 of the 2009 Kansas University football team’s games were shown on television, the Jayhawks will have something that last season did not.
Quake survivors becoming rape victims
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A6
When the young woman needed to use the toilet, she went out into the darkened tent camp and was attacked by three men.
In Senate race, meet the ‘outsiders’
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A7
Rep. Roy Blunt has been in Congress for 13 years, most of them in the Republican leadership. Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan comes from a family with three generations of Washington politicians.
Plane gliding to emergency landing kills jogger
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A7
Robert Gary Jones was a pharmaceutical salesman on a business trip, looking forward to getting home to celebrate his daughter’s third birthday. He was enjoying a moment to himself on this resort island, jogging on the beach and listening to his iPod.
Fed holds rates at record lows
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
The Federal Reserve on Tuesday repeated its pledge to hold interest rates at record lows to foster the economic recovery and ease high unemployment.
Late-innings hardball in health care push
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
With time and tempers short, everyone’s playing hardball in the drive to pass — or stop — President Barack Obama’s massive health care legislation by the weekend.
Prison numbers drop for 1st time since 1972
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
Spurred by budget crises, California and Michigan together reduced their prison populations by more than 7,500 last year, contributing to what a new report says is the first nationwide decline in the number of state inmates since 1972.
Holder: Bin Laden will never face U.S. trial
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Tuesday that Osama bin Laden will never face trial in the United States because he will not be captured alive.
Records not so open with Obama
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
One year into its promise of greater government transparency, the Obama administration is more often citing exceptions to the nation’s open records law to withhold federal records even as the number of requests for information declines, according to a review by The Associated Press of agency audits about the Freedom of Information Act.
Champagne bottles get lighter, greener
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
Champagne bottles are getting lighter to go greener.
Royals fall to Brewers
March 17, 2010
Left-hander Chris Narveson boosted his bid for a spot in the Brewers’ rotation, pitching four scoreless innings as Milwaukee beat the Kansas City Royals, 2-0, Tuesday.
U.S., Israel try to make amends in disagreement on settlement
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A2
The United States and Israel stepped back Tuesday from their deepest rift in decades, a dispute over new Jewish homes in a traditionally Arab part of Jerusalem that quickly became a test of U.S. and Israeli commitment to peace talks and one another.
Tulane tames KU baseball
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B3
Freshman Tanner Poppe scattered seven hits over six innings and allowed one unearned run, while junior Brian Heere extended his hitting streak to eight games with a 2-for-4 effort, but it was not enough for the Kansas University baseball team.
KU has grand collection of Irish literature
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A4
Kansas University is an unlikely place for a collection of Irish literature. But KU’s Spencer Research Library actually boasts one the largest collections of Irish literature outside of Ireland, said special collections librarian Karen Cook.
Woods to return for Masters
March 17, 2010
For Tiger Woods, this figures to be a Masters like no other.=
Eudora OKs new stadium
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A4
The Eudora Board of Education unanimously approved bids to build a new district stadium at special meeting Tuesday night.
Leavenworth Co. man causes Utah bus crash
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A5
A Greyhound bus veered off the road and through a fence in central Utah after a passenger from northeast Kansas kicked the driver in the head, police said.
From Russia, with love: Kaun checks in
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B1
Former Kansas University basketball center Sasha Kaun, who clipped the nets and held the NCAA title trophy high in the sky on April 7, 2008, in San Antonio’s Alamodome, e-mailed the Journal-World from his home in Moscow last week to express support for his alma mater entering the 2010 postseason.
‘Ugly Americans’ goes to hell in NYC
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B8
More audacious and purposely weird than witty, “Ugly Americans” (8:30 p.m., Comedy Central) should appeal to “South Park” (8 p.m., Comedy Central) fans showing up for that show’s 14th season opener.
Welcome home (home): Despite ties to OKC, Self all business
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B1
Seventh-year Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has said many times, and said again after exiting KU’s charter bus Tuesday night at the Downtown OKC Sheraton Hotel, that “Lawrence is home right now.” So what does that make Oklahoma City for the 47-year-old Self, who hails from the nearby suburb of Edmond? “Home, home,” he said with a smile.
KU must revisit Temple
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B1
As the Kansas University basketball team begins stalking another NCAA title, it needs to copycat this: Jan. 2, 2010, Philadelphia — Kansas 84, Temple 52.
Cost of cancer care has more than doubled since 1990
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A1
The rising cost of cancer research and care, which helped reduce death rates by 16 percent over 40 years, is straining the U.S. health system and needs to be restrained, commentators said in a special edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Jayhawks bring game, young fans bring luck to OKC
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A1
KU’s basketball players will be wearing white uniforms for as long as they play in the NCAA Tournament, and they’ll be looking forward to seeing plenty of blue every stage along the way.
Honda to recall vehicles for brake problem
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B9
Honda Motor Co. will recall more than 410,000 Odyssey minivans and Element small trucks because of braking system problems that could make it tougher to stop the vehicle if not repaired.
Commodities
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B9
Agriculture futures advanced Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Make spring cleaning easy and smart
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B9
Spring is the season for de-gunking, degreasing and de-cluttering.
‘Generosity coach’ helps billionaires give away their money
March 17, 2010 in print edition on B9
Kathy LeMay lives in the college town of Northampton, Mass., with a mortgage and a 2005 Honda Accord hybrid that she’s paying off mainly by counseling billionaires and others on how to give away their money.
Snacking satisfaction: Dishes to indulge both the hungry hoops fans and the those with special diets
March 17, 2010 in print edition on C1
Sometimes it’s a task more difficult than filling out a winning bracket: figuring out what to feed everybody at a March Madness watch party…
Eatery serves up hefty slice of Wilco
March 17, 2010 in print edition on C3
Years ago, when the band was still opening for other acts, Wilco played a large concert hall in Detroit.
Vote questioned
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A8
I cringe with irritation when I get robo-calls from Lynn Jenkins, identifying herself as “my” representative. Ms. Jenkins’ votes in Congress certainly do not represent me in any way.
Laws are joke
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A8
Are traffic concerns a nonissue for the police department? I’ve seen several patrol cars watching blatant violations and doing nothing.
Educational exchange helps U.S., Afghans
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A8
We all know the importance of educating girls (and boys, too) in poor Muslim countries. So it is exciting to come across a successful educational model developed by an unusual Afghan educator to teach poor minority children. And it’s a model with a special link to Philadelphia.
Positive note
KU’s new music dean is making a return trip to Mount Oread.
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A8
Leading the new School of Music at Kansas University must offer an exciting opportunity for the new dean.
Hard-working Irish
Local St. Patrick’s Day organizers have been working hard to raise money for community groups. Now it’s time to have a little fun.
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A8
Everyone’s a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. In Lawrence, it’s a great day to have a little fun and say thank you for the many contributions the local St. Patrick’s Day organizers make to our community.
Lack of acceptance drives gays to hide from reality
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A9
Three little words. That’s what keeps bringing us back to this intersection of low comedy and pathos. Three words, none longer than three letters — and yet, some of us still find them nearly impossible to say. Three words: I am gay.
Rising currency may hinder Latin American growth
March 17, 2010 in print edition on A9
Just when we were all celebrating that Latin America had come out relatively unscathed from the world economic crisis, a new threat could endanger the region’s growth: its increasingly strong currencies.