Archive for Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Russell Means Means spirited: American Indian actor and activist honored at Haskell film festival
March 26, 2010 in print edition on 1C
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…
6:00 a.m.
Lisa Hallberg, of Lawrence, prepares her income taxes, surrounded by receipts and other paperwork. Hallberg has been doing her taxes online for 11 years. Tax pros see drop in business as citizens go it alone online
March 27, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Nationwide, the Internal Revenue Service has seen the number of taxpayers filing their returns electronically from home rise. At the same time, the country’s two largest tax preparers, H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt, have seen a drop in business.
10:00 a.m.
Larry Sinks, owner of, is pictured in front of his store Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008. Sinks has been in and out of the news because of his legal battles with Kansas University over licensing issues involving his t-shirts. to close Wednesday as settlement talks continue with KU, Kansas Athletics
March 26, 2010 in print edition on 1B, a T-shirt business whose unlicensed merchandise has riled officials at Kansas Athletics Inc. and Kansas University, will close Wednesday.
2:00 p.m.
Dennis Bixby and his wife, Denise Bixby, hope to see adjustments in the state's vehicular homicide law. District attorney calls for changes to vehicular homicide law
March 26, 2010 in print edition on 1A
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.
6:00 p.m.
Education majors Avaree McDonald, a senior at Baker University from Beloit, front, and Megan Lutz, Kansas State junior from Topeka, pictured Friday at Deerfield School, will lead more than 80 college students volunteering with landscaping and other projects at four Lawrence elementary schools today. The future teachers are in town for a conference with the Kansas National Education Association. Future teachers to help clean up schools with volunteer work
March 27, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Dozens of college students from across Kansas, who hope to one day teach in the state, will be lending helping hands today at four Lawrence elementary schools.

All stories

One taken to hospital after car vs. pedestrian accident near 6th and Maine
Patient’s injuries non-life-threatening
12:05 a.m., March 27, 2010 Updated 12:18 a.m. in print edition on B2
One person was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being involved in a car versus pedestrian accident Friday evening.
People in the news
March 27, 2010 in print edition on B5
People in the news for March 27, 2010.
Man charged with flurry of false FEMA claims
March 27, 2010 in print edition on A6
Desima James would seem to be the unluckiest man in America.
Town-gown loss
Casting off volunteer discussion leaders for its western civilization program seems like KU’s loss.
March 27, 2010 in print edition on B6
In the big scheme of things, it may not be a major concern, but the timing and execution of a Kansas University decision to cast off volunteer discussion leaders in its western civilization classes seems odd.
Scouting news
March 27, 2010 in print edition on D4
Scouting news for March 27, 2010.
Johnson County Fall 2009 Honor Roll
March 27, 2010 in print edition on D4
Johnson County Fall 2009 Honor Roll
Club news
March 27, 2010 in print edition on D3
Club news for March 27, 2010.
4_H and FCE News
March 27, 2010 in print edition on D3
4-H and FCE news for March 27, 2010.
Seizing that ‘some day’
KU alum follows her ‘Eternal’ dream and gets a best-selling surprise
March 27, 2010 in print edition on C1
Cynthia Leitich Smith has been writing adventures since a national tragedy shook her world…
Military news
March 27, 2010 in print edition on D4
Military news for March 27, 2010
Around and about
March 27, 2010 in print edition on D3
Around and About for March 27, 2010