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Archive for Sunday, March 6, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Steven Nowak is the new executive director of the Watkins Community Museum of History and the Douglas County Historical Society. Douglas County Historical Society welcomes new director Steve Nowak
March 4, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Steve Nowak’s new “office” is a 126-year-old former bank with stained-glass windows, intricately carved wooden window sills and brass door hinges. As the new director of the Douglas County Historical Society, Nowak is tasked with encouraging others to visit that office, the Watkins Community Museum of History, and the artifacts it holds.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Elijah Johnson and Missouri guard Phil Pressey chase down a loose ball during the second half on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Mizzou Arena. Elijah Johnson shores up point for KU men’s basketball
March 6, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Looking more than ever like a not-ready-for-prime-time freshman, Kansas University guard Josh Selby couldn’t stop himself from either throwing it to the Missouri bench or dribbling it out of bounds. He tallied three turnovers in seven minutes. The team’s five best players — Marcus and Markieff Morris, Tyrel Reed, Thomas Robinson and Brady Morningstar — combined for 20 turnovers.
10:00 a.m.
From left: Bob Schumm, Mike Machell, Mike Dever, Hugh Carter and Sven Alstrom City Commission candidates discuss approach to Lawrence economics
March 5, 2011 in print edition on 1A
There’s a reason candidates for the Lawrence City Commission seemingly are always talking about jobs: Douglas County had fewer jobs in 2010 than it did in 2001.
6:00 p.m.
In this photograph from March 21, 1958, from left comedian Jack Benny, former President Harry S. Truman and Hans Schweiger, director of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra visit after Benny's arrival in Kansas City to perform in a fundraiser for the orchestra. This image is from a collection of photographs found in a thrift store in Lawrence by an unknown photographer. Behind the Lens: A staggering find
March 6, 2011
Jim Russo stumbled upon a collection of presidential transparency slides he thought were reproductions. As it turns out, they’re the real thing.

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KU students to do volunteer projects across Lawrence for The Big Event
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A1
One of the hardest parts of organizing The Big Event at Kansas University, organizers say, has been convincing community members that it’s not some sort of scam. “There’s no catch,” Hannah Bolton, a sophomore from St. Libory, Neb., recalled telling a skeptic in a grocery store recently.
Tyler Palmer seeks clear connections for Lawrence schools
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
From behind his computer screen at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Tyler Palmer spends his days seeking out effectiveness, efficiency and clear lines of communication for hooking the main campus up with nearly a dozen associated clinics, doctors’ offices and other operations.
Lawrence High School renovation puts student expertise to use
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
Students in architecture, small-engine studies and newspaper classes will get new meeting and working spaces — and plenty of hands-on experience — as part of a classroom renovation project approved last week by members of the Lawrence school board.
Summit to educate Lawrence community on LGBT issues
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
In the hopes of giving a greater voice to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, a local group will hold a summit this election season.
First people of Kansas’ leave lasting impression on state
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
Go anywhere in Kansas and the influence of the Native American tribes who lived on this land is there.
How to help: Volunteers needed for Day of Caring 2011
March 6, 2011
Day of Caring 2011 is quickly approaching, so mark your calendars and plan to volunteer on Saturday, April 16. Volunteer projects are rolling in and will be posted to volunteerdouglascounty.org in coming weeks.
KU coach Bill Self wins Big 12 coach of the year; Marcus Morris wins Big 12 player of the year
04:42 p.m., March 6, 2011 Updated 05:23 p.m.
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self is the Big 12 coach of the year, the Big 12 announced on its website Sunday afternoon.
Man in rollover accident on K-32 airlifted to Kansas City-area hospital
04:00 p.m., March 6, 2011 Updated 04:23 p.m.
A man involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident Sunday afternoon northeast of Lawrence was airlifted to a Kansas City-area hospital. According to a witness who arrived at the scene shortly after the accident, emergency crews worked to free the man, who was stuck in an overturned pickup truck on Kansas Highway 32, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 in northeast Douglas County. Emergency dispatchers received the call about the accident around 3:15 p.m.
Run helps raise some green
Proceeds from Shamrock Shuffle to be donated to local charities
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizer Deb Drummet beamed when talking about this year’s event.
Capitol briefing: News from the Kansas Statehouse
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
KPERS bills, death penalty repeal, voter ID and redistricting news bytes.
Looking marbleous: Event celebrates glass artistry
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A3
Marble Crazy, which kicked off Friday afternoon at Moon Marble Company in Bonner Springs, brought together marble artists and enthusiasts from across the country, just as it does every year.
Census: Army increase spurs Kansas population boost
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
Kansas continues to see the effects of the Pentagon’s decision in 2005 to increase the military’s presence in the state, reflected by the results of the 2010 Census.
Tornado rips through Louisiana town, killing 1
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A6
A tornado slammed a southwestern Louisiana town Saturday, killing a young mother who was sheltering her child and injuring 11 other people. The woman’s child lived.
State education board to meet this week
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A14
The Kansas State Board of Education meets this week to review education legislation.
Rebels, Gadhafi forces make gains in Libya
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A11
Government forces in tanks rolled into the opposition-held city closest to Tripoli after blasting it with artillery and mortar fire, while rebels captured a key oil port and pushed toward Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown in a seesaw Saturday for both sides in the bloody battle for control of Libya.
Protests continue in Yemen, Oman
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A11
Yemen’s besieged president defiantly rejected a proposal Saturday to leave office early and possibly end weeks of protests and bloodshed, while Oman’s ruler pushed out three more top-level officials in attempts to quell widening demands for economic reforms and justice for the killing of a demonstrator.
A breakdown of Kansas Bioscience Authority employee compensation
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A2
Here’s a list of the KBA staff’s annualized salaries and benefits as well as the bonuses they received in 2010.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A5
Road work planned the week of March 6, 2011.
Kansas softball splits in Vegas
March 6, 2011
Kansas University was bombed by UNLV, 10-1, but rebounded for a 7-6, eight-inning victory over Troy later Saturday on Day Two of the Eller Media Stadium Classic.
Arizona State edges KU baseball
March 6, 2011
Arizona State third baseman Riccio Torres’ sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh broke a 3-all tie and lifted the seventh-ranked Sun Devils to a 4-3 victory over Kansas University on Saturday evening at Surprise Stadium in the Coca Cola Classic.
Seventh heaven: Jayhawks beat Missouri, claim league title outright
March 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Marcus Morris chose casual attire for a rare in-season, Saturday night out on the town. “I didn’t bring it here. I’m going to wear it tonight (in Lawrence),” Morris, Kansas University’s junior forward, said of his yet-to-be-used 2010-11 Big 12 regular-season championship T-shirt.
KU notebook: Elijah Johnson miffed by miscues vs. Mizzou
March 6, 2011 in print edition on B9
Elijah Johnson on KU’s 24 turnovers: “We need to take care of the ball because every team is not Missouri,” Johnson said of the Tigers, who generally force a lot of miscues.
Senior guard Tyrel Reed called his shot against Missouri
March 6, 2011 in print edition on B8
In need of a big basket in Saturday’s game against Missouri, Kansas University’s basketball team turned to its senior go-to guy … Tyrel Reed. Who else?
Elijah Johnson shores up point for KU men’s basketball
March 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Looking more than ever like a not-ready-for-prime-time freshman, Kansas University guard Josh Selby couldn’t stop himself from either throwing it to the Missouri bench or dribbling it out of bounds. He tallied three turnovers in seven minutes. The team’s five best players — Marcus and Markieff Morris, Tyrel Reed, Thomas Robinson and Brady Morningstar — combined for 20 turnovers.
Vital growth
Lawrence and Douglas County still are among the fastest growing areas of Kansas, but we shouldn’t take our good fortune for granted.
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A13
When 77 Kansas counties saw their populations decline in the last decade, population increases of about 10 percent in Lawrence and Douglas County don’t look too bad.
Reed’s 3 ‘great play’
Wrinkle catches MU off guard
March 6, 2011 in print edition on B8
With 1:05 remaining, Kansas University guard Tyrel Reed made what KU coach Bill Self called the biggest shot of the Jayhawks’ 70-66 victory over Missouri: a three-pointer from the left corner to give KU a seven-point lead.
Jayhawks compete in last chance meets
March 6, 2011
Six members of the Kansas University indoor track and field team set personal bests Saturday at the Iowa State NCAA qualifier.
Big 12 roundup: Pullen finishes in style, K-State cruises past ISU
March 6, 2011 in print edition on B4
With a few seconds to go in his last game in Bramlage Coliseum, Kansas State’s Jacob Pullen knelt down and kissed the floor.
‘Buzzsaw’ Olathe South ends FSHS girls’ season
March 6, 2011 in print edition on B1
Free State High’s girls basketball team didn’t need any reminder of how out of hand Saturday’s sub-state championship game was, but it got one anyway.
Tar Heels contender for title
March 6, 2011
The ACC has another national-title contender, and it isn’t the defending national champions.
Spring training roundup: Jones homers in Atlanta’s 6-4 victory
March 6, 2011 in print edition on B7
Chipper Jones hit his first homer of the spring, Derek Lowe extended his scoreless string to five innings over his first two starts and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets.
Michigan high school basketball team will still play in state tournament after death of teammate
March 6, 2011
A spokeswoman for a high school in western Michigan says it will participate in a state tournament game Monday, four days after its star basketball player hit a winning shot and then collapsed and died from a heart ailment.
National Briefs: Martin wins; Patrick finishes career-best 4th
March 6, 2011
Mark Martin knew he had to save gas to have any chance of winning the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Even then, he was going to need some help.
Going goofy in a Google world
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A13
Google: There’s no escape from it. Today, you must google or be utterly marginalized, exiled to the peripheries of society like a pariah dog. And yet, who does not feel a profound sense of foolishness every time he googles, or advises someone else to google or pronounces the word, “google?” When I say “google,” I feel as if I should be wearing diapers, drooling and sucking my thumb.
Sabbatini leads; Woodland in fourth at Honda Classic
March 6, 2011
After making consecutive birdies, Honda Classic leader Rory Sabbatini stood in the rough along the sixth fairway, complaining to a PGA Tour official about a delay in play and wondering what had become of the group just ahead of him.
Freshman leads KU tennis to victory
March 6, 2011
In her first collegiate start, Kansas University freshman tennis player Amy Barnthouse won in straight sets to capture her first career win, but also clinch a 4-3 victory for the Jayhawks.
Royals hurler Mazzaro struggles in 10-9 spring training loss
March 6, 2011 in print edition on B7
Vin Mazzaro realizes a good early impression is important in camp for the Kansas City Royals.
Area Roundup: De Soto boys fall in sub-state final
March 6, 2011
The De Soto boys basketball team lost to Topeka Hayden, 57-44, Saturday in the Class 4A sub-state final at Spring Hill High.
Careless candidates muddle GOP race
March 6, 2011 in print edition on A13
If pessimism is not creeping on little cat’s feet into Republicans’ thinking about their 2012 presidential prospects, that is another reason for pessimism. This is because it indicates they do not understand that sensible Americans, who pay scant attention to presidential politics at this point in the electoral cycle, must nevertheless be detecting vibrations of weirdness emanating from people associated with the party.
Garden Calendar: Better gardening through stretching
March 6, 2011
Avoid backaches, sore joints and other gardening-related maladies with a few preemptive stretches.
Behind the Lens: A staggering find
March 6, 2011
Jim Russo stumbled upon a collection of presidential transparency slides he thought were reproductions. As it turns out, they’re the real thing.
40 years ago: True source of Voltaire quotation debated
March 6, 2011
For some time, the Journal-World’s editorial page had included a large quotation at the top, “I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,” attributed to Voltaire.
100 years ago: Lawrence fire chief orders test of water pressure
March 6, 2011
“Fire Chief Reinisch sprang a surprise this morning when he ordered his department to make the regular monthly practice drill, a test of the actual water pressure.”
25 years ago: City commission approves new handgun regulations
March 6, 2011
On a 3-2 vote, Lawrence city commissioners approved new handgun regulations including the establishment of a 72-hour waiting period at time of purchase.