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Archive for Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. State senator alleges Kansas Bioscience Authority leader has conflicts of interest
April 1, 2011 in print edition on 1A
State Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, on Friday released copies of legal records, letters and Facebook pictures in alleging that Kansas Bioscience Authority leader Tom Thornton has conflicts of interest.
6:00 a.m.
This 1966 Shelby GT350 was recently found beneath years of accumulated junk in a shed at the Villa 26 Apartments, 2859 Four Wheel Drive. The vehicle will be sold at auction in San Antonio; similar GT350s have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Rare 1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback found in garage at Lawrence apartment complex off Four Wheel Drive
April 2, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Technically, it is a 1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback with an original stoplight red paint job and a high performance motor designed by the father of the American muscle car movement.
10:00 a.m.
A Wakarusa Valley student's poster shows appreciation for efforts to save the school. The Lawrence school board voted to close the school southeast of Clinton Lake at the end of the school year. Leaders have yet to determine what to do with the school building, which was soon to celebrate its 50th birthday. Wakarusa Valley building may stay in use as new location for Lawrence Virtual School
April 2, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Wakarusa Valley School will close at the end of this school year, but it may not remain closed for long.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University seniors Justin Patterson and Howard Ballard, foreground, along with other ROTC cadets climb up a hill on Saturday for the 17th annual Best Ranger Buddy Team Competition at Clinton Lake. Ninety-nine teams of two from across the United States competed in activities, which included10k runs, M16 rifle disassembly, complex rope knot-tying and a dummy grenade throwing test. Cadets rise to challenge
April 2, 2011 in print edition on 3A
They started with a 10k run at 6 a.m., then spent the rest of the day competing in grueling physical challenges before finishing with another 10k run.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University researcher Steven Barlow is a co-developer of the NTrainer System, which is equipped with a pacifier and is designed to synthesize the sucking sensation to help premature babies with difficulties feeding. Barlow is one of 150 scientists from more than 20 academic departments contributing research to KU’s Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies. Studies at KU’s Schiefelbusch institute focus on quality of life
April 2, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Knowledge developed here is helping premature babies feed themselves, parents detect autism earlier and researchers discover why older people’s speech differs from young people’s.

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St. Louis prep Ben McLemore commits to Kansas
Guard picks KU over mom’s beloved MU
04:02 p.m., April 3, 2011 Updated 06:59 p.m.
Ben McLemore, a 6-foot-5 guard from St. Louis, on Sunday orally committed to play basketball at Kansas University.
TV coverage of NeXt All-Star game canceled
April 3, 2011
Shortly before the tipoff of the NeXt All-Star Game in Chicago, tournament organizers told the Journal-World the game would not be televised on CBS College Sports.
Severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County canceled early
09:36 a.m., April 3, 2011 Updated 11:09 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas and surrounding counties.
McLemore decision coming today
St. Louis standout expected to pick KU
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
Ben McLemore, who had just swished five three-pointers and ripped home a slam dunk in a spirited NeXt All-America Classic basketball scrimmage Saturday in suburban Chicago, met with a handful of reporters after the two-hour workout.
KU rowing scores victory over UT in Second Novice Eight
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B5
Kansas University’s rowing team improved its times in all events from last month’s Oklahoma Invitational and scored a victory in the Second Novice Eight against No. 16 Texas on Saturday in the Jayhawks for the Cure Pink Event regatta.
Free State track third
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B3
Alexa Harmon-Thomas won three individual events and Free State High won three medleys to place third in the girls team race at the Emporia Track and Field Invitational on Friday.
LHS baseball falls to Shawnee Heights
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B3
Lawrence High center fielder Ross Johnson thought he had a shot to corral David Gauntt’s towering blast in a scoreless, extra-inning game. “But then I realized that the wind was carrying it,” Johnson said.
KU women’s golf in 9th
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B5
Freshman Thanuttra Boonraksasat and junior Katy Nugent helped the Kansas University women’s golf team move into ninth place after the second round on Saturday at the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate.
Lawrence High softball splits with SM Northwest
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B3
Blaming Lawrence High senior pitcher Lauren Massey for tiring late in the second game of the Lions’ home doubleheader Saturday would be silly.
12 Jayhawks notch gold at Razorback Invitational
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B5
Twelve Kansas University track and field athletes took gold medals, with an additional 14 placing third or better Saturday at the Razorback Spring Invitational.
Kansas City rallies, exposes L.A.’s bullpen
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
Three hits and two RBIs were not all Chris Getz delivered in Kansas City’s 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon.
Companion says injured fan not ‘fine’
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B4
The companion of a woman who was struck in the face by a shattered bat said she had to wait about 45 minutes before Kansas City Royals officials got her into an ambulance.
Mickelson surges into tie for Houston lead
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B2
Phil Mickelson is tied for the lead in the Houston Open as he prepares for next week’s Masters. He doesn’t see why he can’t win ’em both.
Bases-loaded walk lifts KU baseball past Baylor
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
From excitement to disappointment and back to elation again.
Final stage is set: UConn kicks out UK, 56-55, in late thriller
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B1
When it’s win or go home, nobody’s better than Kemba and the kids.
Stringer handicaps Final Four
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B2
Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer takes a look at the games in the women’s Final Four. She is in the unique position of having coached against all four teams this season:
Pump patrol
April 3, 2011 in print edition on A4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.49 at several stations.
Boomer Girl Diary: Bachelorette party confidential
April 3, 2011
Before Cathy can celebrate her mother’s bachelorette party (you read that right), her sisters have something she needs to sign.
Huskers blank Kansas softball
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B5
Nebraska starting pitcher Ashley Hagemann was simply too much for Kansas University’s softball team on Saturday.
40 years ago: Local voters face full ballot on Election Day
April 3, 2011
About 11,500 Douglas County voters were expected to show up at the polls on the upcoming Election Day.
Libya’s future hard to predict — or guide
April 3, 2011 in print edition on A11
The only person who has spoken with clarity about the endgame in Libya is the mother of Eman al-Obeidi. Obeidi is the brave Libyan law student who burst into a Tripoli hotel to tell Western journalists she’d been gang-raped by government goons; she was promptly dragged screaming out of the hotel by secret police. A government spokesman said she was a whore and would be charged with slander.
Sixties still divides Americans
April 3, 2011 in print edition on A11
“That Championship Season,” which opened on Broadway in 1972, was a spectacular success, running for 944 performances and winning the Pulitzer Prize. The play is currently being revived and has been the subject of cultural commentaries along with the usual hyper-ventilating reviews.
District direction
Budget cuts will pose many important challenges for newly elected members of the Lawrence school board.
April 3, 2011 in print edition on A11
Many important decisions will be made by current Lawrence school board members before they leave office at the end of June, but continuing state funding cuts ensure that many important and difficult decisions also will await new board members who take office on July 1.
Tune In: 3 new dramas enliven Sundays
April 3, 2011
AMC has another winner on its hands with “The Killing” (8 p.m., AMC).
25 years ago: State lottery amendment sent to Senate for approval
April 3, 2011
The Kansas House, after adopting a conference committee report, sent to the state senate a proposed constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of a state-run lottery in Kansas.
100 years ago: Plans for new Bowersock Opera House unveiled
April 3, 2011
“Within a few weeks the new ‘Bowersock,’ a severely simple substantial building constructed for safety, convenience and comfort, rather than display, will rise out of the ruins of the old opera house on Massachusetts and Winthrop.”
FSHS softball sweeps SM South
April 3, 2011 in print edition on B3
Sometimes, all it takes is the right attitude at the plate. Such was the case Saturday afternoon, when Free State High’s softball team opened its season by sweeping Shawnee Mission South in a doubleheader at FSHS.
Horoscope for April 3
April 3, 2011
Your birthday occurs on a New Moon, which adds charisma, energy and strength of will.