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Births
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Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. Creighton The day in photos, March 21, 2010
Polls
Are you glad Congress passed health care reform?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
60%
No.
 
32%
Not sure.
 
8%
Total 25
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Marcus Morris covers his head after the Jayhawks' 69-67 loss to Northern Iowa Friday, March 20, 2010 at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City. FINAL: Northern Iowa shocks Kansas, 69-67
2:23 p.m., March 20, 2010 Updated 10:41 p.m.
The Jayhawks’ furious rally came up short, as Ali Farokhmanesh hit two free throws with four seconds left to knock the top-seeded Jayhawks out of the tournament.
6:00 a.m.
University of Northern Iowa's Adam Koch (34), left, and Kansas guard Xavier Henry (1) run for a loose Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Oklahoma City. Press might have saved Jayhawks
March 21, 2010 in print edition on 1A
So on top of his trade is Bill Self that he opens himself up to legitimate second-guessing only slightly more often than Halley’s Comet appears, which is about as often as a college basketball coach being asked why he doesn’t apply full-court pressure more often qualifies as a fair question.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas fans watch the final seconds of KU's 67-69 loss in the second round to University of Northern Iowa, Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Oklahoma City. March sadness for Jayhawks: OKC end of the road for KU fans
March 21, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Down one with 42.8 seconds left, his Jayhawks breathing with new life after staggering all game to catch up with Northern Iowa, Tyshawn Taylor went for the steal. And missed.
2:00 p.m.
Mike Garrett, 55, stacks firewood on his property at 1563 U.S. Highway 40. He heats a small home northeast of Lawrence entirely with wood. He says he likes the exercise. “It is kind of cool to feel the ground shake when you bring a big oak tree down,” he says. All-wood home heating stacks up fine for farmer
March 21, 2010 in print edition on 1C
There’s an orange steel cash box bolted to a homemade counter in Mike Garrett’s front yard.
6:09 p.m.
Edward Payson Weston. A walk to remember: Century anniversary recalls American folk hero’s historic march through Lawrence
March 21, 2010 in print edition on 1D
Lawrence was anticipating his arrival for days. The town was electrified. Naturally, the visitor would be coming on foot, easily recognizable by his dapper dress, wooden staff and quick pace…

All stories

Congress approves historic health care legislation
09:52 p.m., March 21, 2010 Updated 11:25 p.m. in print edition on A1
The Democratic-controlled Congress has approved historic legislation extending health care to tens of millions of Americans who lack it and cracking down on insurance company abuses.
Kramer sends Purdue over A&M in OT
March 21, 2010
Determined and undaunted, 6-foot-3 Chris Kramer bulled past one defender 4 inches taller than him. He flipped a layup over another 6 inches taller. Seconds later, he was getting pounded by his own teammates.
Xavier advances with 71-68 victory over Pittsburgh
March 21, 2010
Dunking on LeBron James made him a sensation on YouTube. Now Jordan Crawford is making a name for himself on a more traditional stage, putting together consecutive big games to lead Xavier into the second week of the NCAA tournament.
Top-seeded Duke advances to round of 16 again
March 21, 2010
Duke relied on an old, trusted ally to reach the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament. Again.
Weather-related cancellations for Monday
March 21, 2010
These events have been canceled or postponed for Monday, March 22, 2010, because of inclement weather.
Michigan State beats Maryland, 85-83, at buzzer
04:20 p.m., March 21, 2010 Updated 06:36 p.m.
Korie Lucious hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a frantic finish and give injury-depleted Michigan State an 85-83 victory over Maryland on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Butler leads West Virginia past Mizzou, 68-59
04:12 p.m., March 21, 2010 Updated 04:49 p.m.
Da’Sean Butler accounted for 19 of West Virginia’s 30 points in the first half, then finished with 28 to lead the second-seeded Mountaineers to a 68-59 victory over 10th-seeded Missouri in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday.
Cornell dominates another higher seed, defeating Wisconsin
04:04 p.m., March 21, 2010 Updated 04:19 p.m.
Louis Dale scored 26 points and Ryan Wittman had 24, helping 12th-seeded Cornell dominate No. 4 seed Wisconsin 87-69 on Sunday to reach the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament for the first time.
Ohio State defeats Georgia Tech in NCAA tourney
03:46 p.m., March 21, 2010 Updated 05:02 p.m.
Evan Turner rebounded from one of the worst shooting nights of his career with 24 points, and second-seeded Ohio State outlasted foul- and turnover-plagued Georgia Tech for a 75-66 victory Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
KU women hold off Creighton in WNIT, 71-68
Davis propels KU women into WNIT Sweet 16
03:18 p.m., March 21, 2010 Updated 05:00 p.m. in print edition on B1
Carolyn Davis scored 25 points and pulled down 12 boards off the bench, and the Kansas University women’s basketball team defeated Creighton in the WNIT, 71-68, on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Johnson and Triche lead Syracuse over Zags
01:22 p.m., March 21, 2010 Updated 01:50 p.m.
Wes Johnson scored a career-high 31 points and pulled down 14 rebounds and Andy Rautins added 24 points as Syracuse hit a dozen 3-pointers to stun Gonzaga 87-65 on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Obama, Democrats on track for health care vote
10:33 a.m., March 21, 2010 Updated 05:54 p.m.
President Barack Obama and House Democratic leaders struck a last-minute deal Sunday with abortion foes to secure the final few votes needed to remake America’s health care system, writing a climactic chapter in a century-old quest for near universal coverage.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook
March 21, 2010 in print edition on A5
Several Kansas University basketball players were asked about their futures after Saturday’s season-ending loss to Northern Iowa at Ford Center.
KU’s Kuzhil ninth
March 21, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas junior Iuliia Kuzhil took ninth place in the 200-yard backstroke on the final day of the NCAA swim championships.
Around and about in local business
March 21, 2010 in print edition on E1
Local business news for March 21, 2010.
Golf tournament to aid charities foundation
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C6
Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas will be host to its 29th annual Golf Classic on May 10 at the Shawnee Golf and Country Club in Shawnee.
Quilter takes inspiration from Burlingame fire
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C2
A fire that destroyed or damaged several buildings in downtown Burlingame in April 2007 is the inspiration for a pictorial quilt selected to compete in one of the nation’s most prestigious quilt shows.
Spring Garden Fair focuses on education
March 21, 2010 in print edition on D8
Growing your own food and making smart choices is about more than gardening and that’s where the other extension programs play a role in the Spring Garden Fair…
Agricultural Hall of Fame draws spring-break crowd
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C1
Opening day of the 2010 season at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame last week may have been marked by temperatures in the 40s, but the visitor turnout by mid-afternoon had reached an impressive mid-70s.
All-wood home heating stacks up fine for farmer
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C1
There’s an orange steel cash box bolted to a homemade counter in Mike Garrett’s front yard.
Obama look-alike in demand
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B6
Striding purposefully, his smile lighting up a rainy afternoon, Barack Obama appears to have arrived here early to tour an elementary school he attended as a boy.
Coolness the compass at SXSW music festival
March 21, 2010 in print edition on D5
One by one, the hands came thumping down on Matt Lamkin’s plaid-clad shoulder.
KU Athletics worker honored as most inspirational athlete
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C5
Local Special Olympian Todd “Leaper” Williams took home a gold medal for basketball Saturday at the State Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament in Hays.
Antique coal rods serve double function
March 21, 2010
It’s a carrier, a hod, a scuttle, a pail. Whatever it’s called, it’s a convenient item used to carry coal to a fireplace. The word “hod” seems to be preferred in England…
Jest for Grins: For the love of Mike
March 21, 2010
I was reminded that life isn’t always full of grins when my sister Bette, in a late-night phone call, gave me the news I had been expecting, but dreaded: “It’s over.”
KU softball takes two
March 21, 2010 in print edition on A3
Junior Brittany Hile’s sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning turned out to be the game-winner as the Kansas University softball team held on to defeat San Diego, 5-4, in the Jayhawks’ final contest of the San Diego Classic.
KU women set for Creighton
March 21, 2010 in print edition on A3
What a difference three months makes. Last time Creighton University’s women played in Lawrence, freshman point guard Angel Goodrich burned the Bluejays for a career-high 20 points in Kansas’ 77-56 romp.
Northern Iowa relishes victory
This is a pretty awesome story’
March 21, 2010 in print edition on A4
“The Shawshank Redemption” might be in trouble.
Library options
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C7
Once again, Lawrence Public Library officials are pushing for a costly expansion of the downtown site instead of looking at other options which 1) don’t involve putting all our resources into a single, very busy location and 2) can be done at a fraction of the cost?
Smaller majority could deepen deadlock
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C7
As congressional Democrats plotted their end-game strategy for health care reform, the question looming in their minds was: How do we reduce our risks in the November midterm elections? What outcome and what procedures will the voters find least objectionable?
KU golfers second
March 21, 2010 in print edition on A3
Nate Barbee led Kansas University’s men’s golf team to a championship playoff against Wichita State in the final round of the Desert Shootout, where they fell and finished second. Barbee had a final-round 70.
LHS guard Ray named third-team all-league
March 21, 2010 in print edition on A3
Marcus Ray, a senior guard for the Lawrence High boys basketball team, was named a third-team All-Sunflower League selection this week.
A gospel for the here and now
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C7
Ultimately, I suppose, what we’re talking about is a clash between “The Sweet By and By” and “the fierce urgency of now.” The former is the refrain from a venerable gospel song that meditates on the bliss of life after life. The latter is a phrase from Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream,” a passionate demand for justice, equality and freedom, “now.”
Saint Louis sweeps KU baseball
March 21, 2010 in print edition on A3
Despite a pair of three-hit games by junior Brian Heere, 19th-ranked Kansas University was swept in a baseball doubleheader by Saint Louis University, 12-8 and 8-5, on Saturday.
Press might have saved Jayhawks
March 21, 2010 in print edition on A1
So on top of his trade is Bill Self that he opens himself up to legitimate second-guessing only slightly more often than Halley’s Comet appears, which is about as often as a college basketball coach being asked why he doesn’t apply full-court pressure more often qualifies as a fair question.
‘This is terrible’
Panthers stun KU in second round
12:00 a.m., March 21, 2010 Updated 02:45 a.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas University senior Sherron Collins wept as he made his way from one locker to the next Saturday night in the basement of Ford Center.
Acceptable risk
It’s taken three years, but city officials are ready to move forward on a plan to own and develop key business and industrial space for the community.
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C7
The former Farmland Industries site on the east edge of Lawrence should play an important role in the city’s future, and it’s great to see local officials getting close to finalizing a deal that will get the project moving.
6News names new director
Reporter Jesse Fray promoted
March 21, 2010 in print edition on E1
Jesse Fray, 6News anchor and police and courts reporter, has been named director of 6News.
BestBuy officer to discuss best practices in ethics
March 21, 2010 in print edition on E1
An upcoming speaker at Kansas University is used to tough situations.
Mortgages
March 21, 2010 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 60 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday. Breakdown by dollar value:
Bankruptcies
March 21, 2010 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Boeing accelerates aircraft production
March 21, 2010 in print edition on E1
Boeing Co. will speed up production plans for its 777 and 747 models in anticipation of greater demand from commercial airlines.
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Advertising provides financial boost to some school districts
March 21, 2010 in print edition on E1
School districts have imposed all sorts of drastic cuts to save money during the down economy, canceling field trips and making parents pay for everything from tissues to sports transportation.
Trial delayed in cemetery theft case
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C8
The trial of a Hutchinson cemetery owner accused of stealing more than $800,000 from two cemetery trust funds won’t start Monday after all.
Sex education course geared to families
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C8
Parents and children often dread having the “birds and bees” conversation.
Abortion foes use ‘gut and go’ path on bill
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C8
Anti-abortion legislators are using a different process in an effort to push proposals to rewrite Kansas laws regulating late-term abortions through the Legislature quickly.
Wheel Genius: Road work set for this week
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C6
Take a look at a summary of roadwork going on in our area this week.
County to consider homeless shelter permit
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C4
Plans to locate the city’s homeless shelter near Douglas County Jail will face their first hurdle on Monday.
Suspect shot in Salina church by troopers
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C2
Troopers say a man has been shot inside a Salina church after a chase with the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Couple resumes normal life after ‘arduous’ cancer treatments
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C1
In January 2008, John Ross had his annual physical. He felt good. He knew he’d get some grief about his cholesterol but he was working on that.
Behind the lens: The story behind those flashing lights at the NCAA basketball games
March 21, 2010
For most point-and-shoot fans, adding light to your photo is accomplished by using the camera’s built-in flash. For more serious photographers, there’s the option of a hot-shoe mounted flash with a tilting head. But let’s think really big…
A walk to remember: Century anniversary recalls American folk hero’s historic march through Lawrence
March 21, 2010 in print edition on D1
Lawrence was anticipating his arrival for days. The town was electrified. Naturally, the visitor would be coming on foot, easily recognizable by his dapper dress, wooden staff and quick pace…
Thousands of British Airways flights canceled as crew strikes
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B6
Retiree Richard Moore arrived at Heathrow with a suitcase of summer clothes for a Miami cruise only to be sent to Denver. Susan Danby wondered if plans for a joint 50th birthday celebration in Las Vegas would be a losing bet.
Lawmakers want to limit text messages, e-mails
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B5
Open government in the heart of Silicon Valley is starting to mean turn off, tune out, power down.
Thousands rally to pull troops from 2 war zones
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B5
Thousands of protesters — many directing their anger squarely at President Barack Obama — marched through the nation’s capital Saturday to urge immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Study: Lesser-known bug a bigger hospital threat
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B5
As one superbug seems to be fading as a threat in hospitals, another is on the rise, a new study suggests.
Fargo calm, confident as river rises
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B4
They passed out cigars in Fargo on Saturday, but no matches just yet, as a flood-weary city that’s spent the last week getting ready to hold back the Red River cautiously prepared to celebrate what appeared to be a successful defense against the swollen waterway.
Anger fuels raucous buildup to vote
Some protesters hurl racial slurs at black lawmakers
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B3
House Democrats heard it all Saturday — words of inspiration from President Barack Obama and raucous chants of protests from demonstrators. And at times it was flat-out ugly, including some racial epithets aimed at black members of Congress.
Tale of two Chicago guards: Pullen still alive
March 21, 2010 in print edition on A7
Two Chicago point guards, neither of whom quite measures 6 feet. About the time one was sitting at his locker inside the Ford Center, trying to complete sentences with a shaky, shaky voice and red eyes, the other was out on the court, completely changing the tone of a game.
Church bans child’s photo of Passion
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
Some find Jackson Potts II’s photograph of a nightstick-wielding policeman beating a fallen, bleeding child violent and offensive, conjuring images of police brutality and child abuse.
President can taste health law that eluded past leaders
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B3
Rarely does the government, that big, clumsy, poorly regarded oaf, pull off anything short of war that touches all lives with one act, one stroke of a president’s pen. Such a moment now seems near.
County’s Special Olympians earn medals at state tournament
More than 50 participants travel to Hays
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C5
While the Kansas University men’s basketball team ended Saturday with a devastating loss, dozens of other area hoopsters returned to Lawrence as winners.
Papal letter fails to calm anger over Irish abuses
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
Pope Benedict XVI’s unprecedented letter to Ireland apologizing for chronic child abuse within the Catholic Church failed Saturday to calm the anger of many victims, who accused the Vatican of ducking its own responsibility in promoting a worldwide culture of cover-up.
Hundreds evacuated after volcano erupts
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
Authorities evacuated hundreds of people after a volcano erupted beneath a glacier in southern Iceland, Iceland’s civil protection agency said today.
Restaurant accused of serving whale closes
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
A Santa Monica sushi restaurant accused of serving illegal and endangered whale meat is closing its doors.
Police: Boy made racial comment on intercom
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
A 16-year-old boy who police said made an announcement at Walmart ordering all black people in a southern New Jersey store to leave was charged with harassment and bias intimidation, authorities said Saturday.
Ex-Interior Secretary Udall dies at age 90
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
Stewart Udall, who sowed the seeds of the modern environmental movement as secretary of the interior during the 1960s and later became a crusader for victims of radiation exposure from the government’s Cold War nuclear programs, died Saturday. He was 90.
Obama wants action soon on financial reform
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
The U.S. needs major changes to its financial system so consumers are better protected, banks fortified and the economy safeguarded from sliding into another Depression, President Barack Obama said Saturday.
U.N. chief: Settlements must be stopped
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B2
Visiting U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said Saturday that Israeli settlement building anywhere on occupied land is illegal and must be stopped, while a Palestinian teenager was killed in clashes with Israeli troops elsewhere in the West Bank.
3 deaths reported linked to storm
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B1
A powerful storm began blowing through Oklahoma and the southern Plains on the first day of spring Saturday, bringing heavy snow and strong winds a day after temperatures reached into the 70s.
Snow continues to blanket Midwest, but it shouldn’t last long
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B1
Clearly Mother Nature didn’t get the memo that Saturday was the first day of spring.
Tournament draws youths to ‘Mecca’ of basketball
March 21, 2010 in print edition on C1
With his braces decked out in crimson-and-blue rubber bands, Sam Budetti said as a post player, he was the Markieff Morris of the sixth-grade Mo-Kan basketball team.
March sadness for Jayhawks: OKC end of the road for KU fans
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B1
Down one with 42.8 seconds left, his Jayhawks breathing with new life after staggering all game to catch up with Northern Iowa, Tyshawn Taylor went for the steal. And missed.
Census responses could draw windfall
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B1
In a county where boosting economic development efforts has become a time-consuming political effort, local leaders believe they’ve found a quick path to bring new dollars into the community.
Obama urges Democrats to come together
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B1
Victory within reach, President Barack Obama exhorted House Democrats on Saturday to stay true to their party’s legacy and make history by bringing health insurance to millions of struggling families now left out. Leaders exuded confidence as they defused thorny problems in the countdown to a landmark vote.
Drug war takes growing toll on Americans
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B7
More Americans in Mexico are falling victim to a wave of drug violence sweeping the country, a change driven home by the recent killing of a U.S. Consulate employee and her husband who were gunned down after leaving a children’s birthday party.
Horoscope for March 21, 2010
March 21, 2010 in print edition on D5
This year, your words have an impact. Others listen. Learn to flow from situation to situation, as quite a few surprises could greet you, especially during summer 2010. Holding on to the status quo won’t work any longer. Realize when to let go. If you are single, don’t count on a relationship being long term until it is. If you are attached, express the changing person within. Understand that your sweetie might be slow at the draw. Gemini always is fun.
Obama’s delayed Asia trip upsets advance travel plans
March 21, 2010 in print edition on E6
Rooms were booked, limousines waiting, snipers staking out positions.
Tip leads to new search for missing U.S. teen
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B7
Authorities will search once again for a missing U.S. teen after an American couple took an underwater picture of what they believe might be Natalee Holloway’s remains, a spokeswoman for the prosecutors’ office said Saturday.
Food imports keep Haiti from feeding itself
March 21, 2010 in print edition on B7
The earthquake not only smashed markets, collapsed warehouses and left more than 2.5 million people without enough to eat. It may also have shaken up the way the developing world gets food.