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Duke advances to round of eight, beats Purdue
March 26, 2010 in print edition on C5
Kyle Singler scored 24 points and Jon Scheyer added 18, snapping out of a shooting slump just in time to help top-seeded Duke advance to the round of eight for the first time since 2004 with a 70-57 win over Purdue on Friday night.
Michigan State holds off Northern Iowa 59-52
March 26, 2010 in print edition on C4
Durrell Summers scored 19 points and Korie Lucious hit a whirling turnaround jumper with 95 seconds left, helping fifth-seeded Michigan State survive a mid-major scare with a 59-52 win over pesky Northern Iowa in the Midwest Regional semifinals Friday night.
Tennessee tops Ohio State to reach regional final
March 26, 2010 in print edition on C4
One Evan Turner is pretty good. Five Tennessee Volunteers are even better.
Third-seeded Baylor routs 10th-seeded Saint Mary’s
BU guards key 72-49 rout
March 26, 2010 in print edition on C5
LaceDarius Dunn, Tweety Carter and Baylor had all the fun Friday night, ending what had been an entertaining NCAA tournament ride for Omar Samhan and surprising Saint Mary’s.
District attorney calls for changes to vehicular homicide law
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
Merle Zuel’s 23-year-old stepson was killed when a pickup truck hit his motorcycle on Sixth Street in 2004. The driver never even received a traffic ticket.
First spring practice pushed back to Sunday
Spring drills postponed until Sunday
March 26, 2010 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University football team’s first spring practice of 2010 has been pushed back from Saturday, March 27 to Sunday, March 28 because of the threat of rain on Saturday.
Roeder wants character witnesses at his sentencing
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B8
Unrepentant and unapologetic, the man who gunned down one of the nation’s few late-term abortion providers and insisted it was justified hopes to call character witnesses at his sentencing next week in a case that has inflamed both sides of the abortion debate. to close Wednesday as settlement talks continue with KU, Kansas Athletics
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B1, a T-shirt business whose unlicensed merchandise has riled officials at Kansas Athletics Inc. and Kansas University, will close Wednesday.
Private high schools vs. public focus of changes
March 26, 2010 in print edition on C8
A survey of Kansas high school administrators by the state’s governing body for high school sports found that many think private schools have an unfair advantage over public schools.
Obama appoints KU grad to federal appeals court
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B1
President Barack Obama has nominated Kansas University law school graduate Mary H. Murguia to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Legislative Democrats say Kansas should support health care reform
11:56 a.m., March 26, 2010 Updated 11:56 a.m. in print edition on B1
In the Kansas Legislature, efforts continue to advance a state constitutional amendment to block the federal legislation, despite several votes that have fallen short.
Senate Democrats to unveil proposed tax increase
11:44 a.m., March 26, 2010 Updated 04:09 p.m. in print edition on A1
Legislators are already looking at a nearly $500 million revenue shortfall.
Rep. Jenkins among three freshmen spending most on constituent communication
March 26, 2010
Freshman members of Congress are using a perk to blanket districts with mass mailings and other messages to promote themselves back home, particularly those in this year’s tightest election contests, an Associated Press review shows.
Emergency crews responding to accident on U.S. Highway 56
March 26, 2010
Emergency crews have responded to a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 56.
State’s unemployment picture looking a bit better
12:01 a.m., March 26, 2010 Updated 01:34 p.m. in print edition on B9
The Kansas unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in February, down from 7.2 percent in January, officials reported today.
Finite resources
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
What is more important: neighborhood schools or state-of-the-art high school sports stadiums? Would you rather adequately maintain current roads and infrastructure or finance future growth that benefits a small influential minority while saddling taxpayers with greater long-term infrastructure maintenance costs? Should schools purchase the latest technologies but then cut staff or arts education in order to stay solvent?
Supply, demand
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
In the wake of the economy and the ever growing popularity of “going green,” it’s easy to understand why the supply of compost available during the spring compost sale last week went so quickly.
Pay no attention
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
In response to Margie Phelps’ letter to the editor (March 24), regarding her family picketing soldiers funerals, she defined why most Kansans consider her family (Westborough Baptist Church) one huge embarrassment for Kansas and religion, and would like them all to simply go away!
100 years ago: Jail break attempt foiled
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
Two boys in the city jail had a jail break planned last night but it was foiled when police learned about it and took action. The two somehow had found a key to an important exit but the police were tipped off and intervened. Both are thieves, one who stole a bicycle and the other railroad tickets.
25 years ago: Animal shelter manager resigns
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
Dick Ketterman, manager of the Charles Ise Memorial Animal Shelter, resigned because of differences with the shelter board. He had been on the job since 1983 and cited a policy dispute for his move. He had replaced Linda Decelles.
Wellness fest planned in Baldwin City
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A4
Baldwin City’s Community Wellness Festival offers a healthy dose of fun and information.
Man charged with child sex crime
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A4
Douglas County prosecutors on Thursday accused a 31-year-old Lawrence man of soliciting a 3-year-old child in 2007 to engage in lewd fondling or touching.
Sex abuse scandal in U.S., Italy threatens to ensnare papacy
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Revelations that the Vatican halted the investigation of a Wisconsin priest accused of molesting some 200 deaf boys have eerie echoes in Italy, where 67 deaf men and women accused two dozen priests of raping and molesting children for years.
Flooding along Missouri, Mississippi rivers
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Minor to moderate flooding was reported Thursday along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and their tributaries, and more rain wasn’t helping.
Lawrence man reports tools stolen
March 26, 2010
A 47-year-old Lawrence man reported Monday the burglary and theft of personal property from the 1000 block of West Sixth Street.
Display of quilts to honor organ donors
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Memorial Hospital will display eight Donor Memorial Quilts to raise awareness about organ donations.
Lawrence woman reports laptop computer stolen
March 26, 2010
A 52-year-old Lawrence woman reported Wednesday burglary and the theft of a laptop computer from the 800 block of Rhode Island Street.
Eurozone agrees on bailout plan for Greece
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Heavily indebted Greece won a major pledge of financial support from the other countries that use the euro and the International Monetary Fund in a deal that aims to halt the government debt crisis undermining Europe’s currency union.
2000 census shows continued losses in rural parts of Kansas
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A4
Just as the 2010 Census is getting started, the last in a string of estimates on county populations has been released.
James McClinton joins Chicago’s AFL team
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B4
Former Kansas University defensive end James McClinton has found a home in the Arena Football League.
Hey KSU: Embrace history
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball fans increasingly have embraced the school’s brilliant history. By now some are even conversant with the marvelous records and players of the 1930s before there was an NCAA Tournament to stir the pot and create bracket mania.
Horoscope for March 26, 2010
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B8
This year, you express a clarity and sensitivity that draws many people. With your building popularity, you have many more options. If you are single, guard against getting involved with someone who is unavailable or married. If you are attached, as a couple you’ll gain through weekends away together. Plan on as many as possible. Pisces understands.
Death of coral reefs could devastate nations
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A10
Coral reefs are dying, and scientists and governments around the world are contemplating what will happen if they disappear altogether. The idea positively scares them.
‘Dragon’ flies high
March 26, 2010
What a refreshing change “How to Train Your Dragon” brings to the cartoon world: The creatures are not all that cute, and they do not speak a word.
Rec calendar
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B3
Area sports for March 26, 2010.
Roethlisberger should thank Woods
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
The best thing Ben Roethlisberger has going for him at the moment is Tiger Woods.
Love shares lead at Bay Hill
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
Davis Love III is trying not to look ahead and concern himself only with the tournaments on his schedule. He gave himself reason to hope Thursday that the Masters might still be on the list.
Means spirited: American Indian actor and activist honored at Haskell film festival
March 26, 2010 in print edition on C1
Russell Means’ Lakota Sioux name (Oyate Wacinyapin) translates to “Works for the People.” It’s fair to say the American Indian activist and actor has earned that designation…
Eisenhower memorial would feature 80-foot columns
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A5
A national memorial to former president and World War II general Dwight D. Eisenhower would include eight-story columns and metal “tapestries” of photos, according to plans announced Thursday in Washington.
More exercise, less food could cut breast cancer by a third, researchers say
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
Up to a third of breast cancer cases in Western countries could be avoided if women ate less and exercised more, researchers at a conference said Thursday, renewing a sensitive debate about how lifestyle factors affect the disease.
Pentagon eases enforcement of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
The Pentagon made it harder to boot gays out of the military Thursday, acting on its own while Congress considers President Barack Obama’s goal of lifting the ban on gays serving openly.
First tyrannosaur fossil from Southern Hemisphere found
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
A foot-long piece of bone unearthed in Australia is the first evidence that ancestors of the mighty T. rex once lived in the Southern Hemisphere.
Pump patrol
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.59 at several stations.
Volunteers sought for flower planting
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
The city’s parks and recreation department is seeking volunteers to help plant flowers in downtown Lawrence.
Banks unlikely to cut many mortgages
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
The nation’s banks suddenly find themselves under pressure to throw greater lifelines to their most troubled mortgage borrowers. But don’t expect every struggling borrower to get a bailout.
Bin Laden threatens to kill U.S. captives
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
Osama bin Laden has threatened that al-Qaida will kill U.S. captives if the United States executes self-avowed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed or other members of the terrorist network in U.S. custody.
Faculty value domestic partner benefits
Professor left KU in 2006 after partner developed medical condition
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s lack of domestic partner benefits was a very real problem for Judy Postmus, an assistant professor of social welfare.
KU hoops signee Woolridge will represent U.S.
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B4
Kansas University basketball signee Royce Woolridge will represent the United States at the 2010 Albert Schweitzer Tournament set for April 3-10 in Mannheim, Germany.
KU baseball’s Lisher rewarded for hard work
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B4
In the high-powered contemporary world of major-college athletics, Brett Lisher is an anomaly — a walk-on who starts.
Free State’s Flannigan wins twice at Emporia
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B4
Free State’s Morgan Flannigan won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 freestyle, and the Firebirds finished second among nine teams Thursday at the Emporia high school girls swim invitational.
Milwaukee Bucks sign Darnell Jackson
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B4
It didn’t take Darnell Jackson long to find a job.
Lions lose pair in season opener
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B1
Entering its season-opening doubleheader with visiting Shawnee Mission North on Thursday, the Lawrence High softball team figured its new — and long-awaited — state-of-the-art facility would provide a home-field advantage of sorts.
Butler gives Royals lift
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B2
Billy Butler went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs as the Kansas City Royals rallied with a five-run ninth inning to beat a Seattle Mariners split squad, 8-7.
Man faces 12 years for dad’s death, assault
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B10
A Shawnee man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in jail for the death of his father and an assault on his mother.
Caregiver sentenced for exploitation
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B10
An Arma woman has been sentenced to two years of probation for financially exploiting an elderly woman in her care.
State agency cited over prison asbestos project
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B10
An asbestos removal project at the Topeka women’s prison failed to follow safety regulations, federal environmental officials said Thursday.
IRS fails to promote tax open houses
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B9
The tax code is complicated enough, but some people who tried to find information about an Internal Revenue Service initiative to help those in economic distress learned anew why Americans get so frustrated with this agency.
Subway to roll out its breakfast menu April 5
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B9
Subway is joining the increasingly crowded breakfast scramble in a move that the sandwich chain hopes will help add customers and sales.
College aid gets boost
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A8
More college students will have access to bigger Pell Grants, and future borrowers of government loans will have an easier time repaying them, under a vast overhaul of higher education aid that Congress passed Thursday and sent to President Barack Obama.
Companies say costs hard to swallow
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A8
The health care overhaul will cost U.S. companies billions and make them more likely to drop prescription drug coverage for retirees because of a change in how the government subsidizes those benefits.
Threats against lawmakers spread
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A8
A fax bearing the image of a noose. Profane voice mails. Bricks thrown, a gas line cut. White powder sent to an office.
Congress completes health care overhaul
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A8
Capping an epic struggle, congressional Democrats put the final touches Thursday to historic legislation enshrining health care as the right of every citizen.
Condescension with a side of pity
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B8
Blending cable celebrity with good intentions, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” (7 p.m. and 8 p.m., ABC) throws common programming sense out the window.
People in the news
March 26, 2010 in print edition on B8
People in the news for March 26, 2010.
Pot vote isn’t just hippies versus cops
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A10
Now that a proposal to legalize pot is on the ballot in California, well-organized groups are lining up on both sides of the debate.
Written proof
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
Thank you for printing Margie Phelps’ letter.
Disturbing acts
Political protests that take the form of threatening messages and behavior are a nonpartisan issue.
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
In our wonderful democracy, citizens have many avenues for expressing anger and dissent with government actions Threats, violence and vandalism are not on that list, and leaders of both parties, as well as the nation’s political commentators, should take a strong stand to quell this activity across America.
40 years ago: Banks cut prime interest rate
March 26, 2010
The Bank of America, at the time the nation’s largest bank, cut its prime interest rate from 8.5 to 8 percent and other major banks quickly followed.
Value-added tax may loom for U.S.
March 26, 2010 in print edition on A9
As the night follows the day, the VAT cometh. With the passage of Obamacare, creating a vast new middle-class entitlement, a national sales tax of the kind near-universal in Europe is inevitable.
Net Worth: Viral phenomena tracked and scrutinized by Know Your Meme
March 26, 2010 in print edition on C1
Memes: viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, Web celebs and more.