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CEO touts future of electric cars
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
Embrace technology and start creating. That is the message that Paul Wilbur, CEO of the California-based electric car company Aptera, gave to students Thursday at Kansas University.
Trial in murder of Lawrence hip-hop artist Anthony ‘Clacc’ Vital continues
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
Prosecutors Thursday in a Douglas County murder trial continued to present witnesses to try to corroborate earlier testimony that Durrell Jones, 26, of Kansas City, Kan., shot and killed a former Lawrence hip-hop artist in October 2006.
Public memorial set for KU dance professor
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B2
A public memorial service for Kansas University dance professor Janet Hamburg is scheduled for 3 p.m. April 2 in the Spencer Museum of Art auditorium, 1301 Miss.
Texas A&M takes down Missouri, 86-71
11:02 p.m., March 10, 2011 Updated 12:19 a.m. in print edition on A3
There’s nothing like a quick start and a big early lead to fill a team with confidence and pep.
Oklahoma State’s Marshall Moses: Fifth foul a ‘terrible call’
March 10, 2011
Oklahoma State forward Marshall Moses didn’t mince words when talking about his controversial fifth foul — a charge against Kansas University’s Mario Little with 2:55 remaining in OSU’s 63-62 loss to KU on Thursday afternoon.
Texas rolls past Oklahoma, 74-54
08:25 p.m., March 10, 2011 Updated 12:20 a.m. in print edition on A3
Allowing big leads to disappear cost No. 10 Texas dearly during the regular season. The 10th-ranked Longhorns were determined not to let it happen again Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
Perkins Restaurant holding pancake feed to raise money for Give Kids the World
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B2
The pancake feed is part of the annual Perkins Pancake Day on Monday, March 21.
Colorado stuns Kansas State, advances to face Kansas in Big 12 tournament semifinals
March 10, 2011
When Colorado waltzed in and beat nationally ranked Kansas State two months ago, ending a nine-game losing streak to the Wildcats, Cory Higgins sounded a warning.
KU hires associate dean from Vanderbilt University as new vice chancellor for public affairs
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
Tim Caboni, associate dean at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody School of Education and Human Development, will report to Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and will oversee the directors of university communications, federal governmental relations and state governmental relations, which all previously reported to the chancellor.
During upcoming trip, KU chancellor to officially invite Colombian president back to alma mater
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B1
Hoping to forge new relationships with alumni, and invite one prominent Jayhawk back to campus, Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little plans to travel to Colombia later this month.
Former Arlington city councilman ruled competent to stand trial in molestation case
March 10, 2011
A judge has ruled that a former Arlington City Council member is competent to stand trial on charges that he molested a 7-year-old girl and took sexually explicit pictures of her.
Eudora speeding ticket dismissed for jurisdiction violation
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B1
An Overland Park man’s successful fight against a speeding ticket in Eudora Municipal Court has exposed an oddity on the city’s eastern boundary near a new elementary school.
Senate approves bill to quicken court cases in Sedgwick, Johnson counties
March 10, 2011
The bill will allow Sedgwick and Johnson county forensic examiners to submit their findings in writing, rather than testify in court.
Creekstone Farms recalls more than 14,000 pounds of E. coli-tainted ground beef
March 10, 2011
The company says the tainted meat was produced Feb. 22 and shipped to 10 states.
State pharmacy board makes 4 synthetic substances illegal
March 10, 2011
The Kansas State Board of Pharmacy voted unanimously to take emergency action to place JWH-081 and three other chemicals on a list of temporarily illegal drugs.
NAACP protests Brownback’s proposal to move Human Rights Commission into attorney general’s office
05:40 p.m., March 10, 2011 Updated 05:48 p.m.
The NAACP, the Kansas Equality Coalition and other organizations announced plans Thursday for a march and rally at the Statehouse on March 19.
Former SRS employee: Policies help illegal immigrants
05:32 p.m., March 10, 2011 Updated 11:43 p.m. in print edition on B1
Republican Lance Kinzer was opening hearings on legislation to require local law enforcement officers to check the status of people they suspect of being illegal immigrants.A former social services case worker told Kansas legislators Thursday that state policies determining who receives benefits enable fraud and favor illegal immigrants over legal residents as she testified in support of a bill addressing that and other immigration issues.
Man faces charges after police use Taser to subdue him after police officer is punched in face
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B4
Douglas County prosecutors said a Lawrence police officer had to use a Taser to subdue a 46-year-old Lawrence man alleged to have punched an officer in the face early Thursday morning.
KU names members of steering committee for upcoming capital campaign
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B6
Kansas University Endowment Association has named several KU donors to the steering committee of an upcoming capital campaign.
Douglas County judge sets bond at $1 million for Tennessee couple accused of killing their infant daughter
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
Douglas County’s judge pro-tem set bond at $1 million each on Thursday for a husband and wife arrested Wednesday accused of first-degree murder for the 2009 death of their daughter in Tennessee.
Kansas freshman Josh Selby focused on team goals during recent struggles
March 10, 2011
For about a minute during Thursday’s 63-62 victory against Oklahoma State in the second round of the Big 12 tournament, Kansas University guard Josh Selby had it going.
Primer: Lawrence bands at South by Southwest 2011
March 10, 2011
With the music portion of South By Southwest starting on Tuesday, here’s four Lawrence bands worth watching.
State leaders say proposal would provide much-needed funding to increase engineering graduates in Kansas
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B3
State leaders Thursday unveiled a proposal they said could build a bridge of funding to produce more engineers in Kansas.
House Judiciary Committee won’t remove gay sex ban from Kansas law
March 10, 2011
Efforts to repeal a Kansas law that criminalizes homosexual sex were blocked by a powerful legislative committee even though the law has been ruled unconstitutional and isn’t being enforced.
Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s arts and crafts fair to be held Saturday at Douglas County Fairgrounds
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B4
Jana Butcher needed a new job after being laid off last year. She had always been creative, and she saw someone selling photos of letters on television.
Hallmark announces 3 percent revenue increase for 2010
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B6
One of Lawrence’s larger manufacturers posted positive financial results for 2010.
KU conducting internal search for new senior vice provost for academic affairs
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B2
Kansas University is launching an internal search to find a new senior vice provost for academic affairs.
Town Talk: Italian restaurant slated for South Mass.; Lawrence Census numbers on black population buck state trend; a piece of City Commission history
March 10, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County:
First Bell: Send in your questions for Lawrence school board candidates; Kathleen Sebelius to address bullying; Lawrence students earn medals at German event
March 10, 2011
Time for another edition of First Bell, a rundown of news and other educational items involving schools in the area.
Speaker O’Neal pushes to abolish State Board of Education, Kansas Board of Regents
10:20 a.m., March 10, 2011 Updated 02:29 p.m. in print edition on B1
“I do not see a great deal of coordination between the Board of Regents and K through 12 right now,” O’Neal told the House Education Committee.
Statehouse Live: Bicyclists successfully advocate for ‘3-foot’ law
08:47 a.m., March 10, 2011 Updated 01:05 p.m. in print edition on B2
In testimony to the Senate Transportation Committee, bicycle riders said that including a numeric distance will better communicate to the public that motorists need to pass a cyclist safely, at a minimum of 3 feet.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issues executive order to streamline HR operations
March 10, 2011
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued an executive order that he says will streamline his administration’s human resources operations.
Heard on the Hill: Student fee for athletics to retire; task force to examine limits on sabbaticals; KU musicians invited back to Eutin, Germany, for summer festival
06:00 a.m., March 10, 2011 Updated 10:33 a.m.
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Pump patrol
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B7
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.39 at several stations.
Voter Education Coalition schedules forum for City Commission candidates
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B7
Two public forums have been scheduled for candidates in the upcoming Lawrence City Commission race.
Kansas unemployment rate for January remains high at 7.4 percent
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B2
The state unemployment rate remained troubling. The January rate was 7.4 percent, up from 6.4 percent in December, but down from 7.9 percent in January 2010, according to figures from the Kansas Department of Labor.
Style Scout: Katlyn Rose Conroy
March 10, 2011
How would you describe your style? “It changes from day to day. I’m an emotional dresser.”
Winning hides the lying with Ohio State coach Jim Tressel
March 10, 2011 in print edition on A2
Jim Tressel lied. And nobody cares.
National briefs: NFL, union wrangle publicly on CBA
March 10, 2011 in print edition on A2
The NFL’s willingness to reduce the amount of extra money owners want up front — from $1 billion to $800 million — isn’t enough to produce a new labor deal, the head of the players’ union said Wednesday, insisting that the league hasn’t offered to turn over enough financial data.
Baylor freshman Perry Jones ruled ineligible
March 10, 2011 in print edition on A2
Baylor freshman Perry Jones was declared ineligible by the NCAA on Wednesday after an investigation about whether Jones or his family received preferential treatment or improper benefits from an AAU coach before enrolling in college.
National Bracket Day coming Monday
March 10, 2011 in print edition on A7
Turner Sports and the NCAA have branded Monday the first “National Bracket Day” and will flood the streets of big cities and key college campuses, including Kansas University, with bracket sheets, urging fans to fill them out.
KU tennis rolls
March 10, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s tennis team recorded its first sweep of the season with a 7-0 rout of UMKC on Wednesday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Clash with Cowboys: KU to face Oklahoma State in Big 12 quarterfinals
March 10, 2011 in print edition on A1
Kansas University’s basketball practice ended at the perfect time early Wednesday afternoon, crunch time of a first-round Big 12 tournament clash between Oklahoma State and Nebraska. “That was a great win for Oklahoma State,” KU coach Bill Self said.
Our Town Sports
March 10, 2011
Adult spring leagues: Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is taking team registration for spring adult softball, kickball, volleyball and basketball. Registration deadline is Friday. For information, call 832-7920 or log on to
KU coach Bill Self loves playing in Kansas City
March 10, 2011 in print edition on A1
Bill Self, who played in four Big Eight Tournaments in Kansas City’s Kemper Arena, grew up as a fan of the event that precedes the all-important NCAAs.
Phelps ruling disappointing but right
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B9
It is not easy being America. Maybe that’s why America often finds it hard to do.
Only the best
Is Kansas University attracting the best possible candidates for some key administrative positions?
March 10, 2011 in print edition on B9
Various groups or individuals at Kansas University currently are engaged in search and recruitment efforts to find new deans for the schools of business and law and a new vice chancellor, who will be in charge of public information and lobbying efforts for the university.
Big 12 women’s roundup: Oklahoma women survive Texas Tech scare
K-State, A&M advance in quarterfinals
March 10, 2011 in print edition on A5
Danielle Robinson scored 19 points, and Carlee Roethlisberger added 18 to lead No. 21 Oklahoma to a 71-69 victory over Texas Tech in the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday night.
40 years ago: Even late heavy snow can’t keep spring temperatures away
March 10, 2011
A heavy, wet snowfall on the previous day was melting off rapidly.
25 years ago: High-speed chase involves five agencies plus canine unit
March 10, 2011
Two law enforcement officers were injured in a Kansas Turnpike car collision during a high-speed chase near Topeka involving two suspects who had fled a gas station without paying.
’American Idol’ remains on top; polar bears on hidden camera
March 10, 2011
Doubts that “American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox) would remain the “Death Star” and indisputable ratings champ have been laid to rest.
Horoscope for March 10
March 10, 2011
This year, you naturally choose the right words. Your popularity soars, as do your options. You are able to visualize ideas in a way that other people can’t. If you are single, you could meet several interesting suitors. If you are attached, the two of you often don’t agree. You might not completely understand each other’s concepts or the innuendoes. Gemini can push your buttons.
100 years ago: KU freshmen to be forced to wear beanies on April Fool’s Day
March 10, 2011
“Failure among the freshmen to wear one of the varicolored little lids on April 1 will subject the indiscreet ones to public paddling in front of Fraser hall.”
Oklahoma State’s 53-point total won’t cut it against Kansas
March 10, 2011 in print edition on A4
There’s no Big 12 Player of the Year candidate on this year’s Oklahoma State men’s basketball team like there was last season, when James Anderson led the league in scoring.
KU baseball wins despite hitting slump
March 10, 2011 in print edition on A1
High-quality starting pitching carried the Kansas University baseball team in its first 11 games of the season.
Barkley to stress academics as analyst
March 10, 2011 in print edition on A7
Charles Barkley’s analysis after a first-round blowout in the NCAA Tournament: “Duke graduates their players, but that team they did has not graduated a player in like seven years.”
NCAA selection committee ready to do the dirty work
March 10, 2011 in print edition on A7
NCAA selection committee chairman Gene Smith hopes he’s seen the last of this week’s complications.