Archive for Thursday, March 3, 2011

Also from March 3

Photo galleries
Free State boys vs. Olathe Northwest Lawrence High boys vs. Olathe South The day in photos, March 3, 2011
Has your car ever been recalled?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t own a car
Total 416

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor knocks the ball away from Texas A&M forward Naji Hibbert during the first half on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse. Jayhawks beat Aggies without rhythm
March 3, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Peer beneath Wednesday’s Senior-Night speeches, the outstanding final home performances of Brady Morningstar and Tyrel Reed, the spectators stopping and taking a look back at the Fieldhouse on their way out because they knew they wouldn’t see the inside of it again until Late Night in the Phog, and what remained was an encouraging sign from the nation’s second-ranked basketball team.
10:00 a.m.
Brandon Simmons and Jason Jeffries Judge plans to sentence former KU athletic department employees Brandon Simmons, Jason Jeffries to two years of probation
8:59 a.m., March 2, 2011 Updated 4:52 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Two former Kansas Athletics Inc. employees are in line to spend two years on probation and pay thousands of dollars in restitution for their roles in a ticket-skimming scheme that cost the department at least $2 million.
2:00 p.m.
Mike Machell City commission candidate Mike Machell wants to make up for revenue losses, improve Lawrence’s workforce training
March 2, 2011 in print edition on 3A
It was 2007 and Mike Machell was a novice Lawrence school board candidate. A call from his friend and former Lawrence mayor Shirley Martin-Smith did a good job highlighting the novice part. “She said, ‘who’s on your steering committee?’’ Machell recalls. “I said ,‘Uh, what steering committee?’ She said, ‘how much money have you raised?’ I said, ‘Uh, how much do I need?’’’ Machell fell short of winning a seat on the board, finishing fifth in an eight-person field.

All stories

Voter issues
Legislators should take a measured approach to new laws proposed in the name of protecting the state against voter fraud.
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
Even for those who favor requiring Kansas voters to show a photo ID at the polls, the legislation that passed the Kansas House last week includes some provisions that could raise concerns.
God’s presence is felt, not proven
March 3, 2011 in print edition on A8
Occasionally, I manage to tick off an atheist.