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Lawrence City Commission candidates weigh options for downtown homeless shelter
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B1
When it comes to downtown Lawrence, there’s plenty to talk about these days in regard to a host of projects that are happening or are on the drawing board.
Severe weather gives symposium attendees firsthand lesson on emergency preparedness
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B3
If anybody was ready for severe weather, it was the attendees of Saturday’s 11th annual Severe Weather Symposium at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Brownback, regents tussle over cancer center funds
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B1
A tug-of-war is going on between Gov. Sam Brownback and some in the Legislature over funding high-profile projects at public universities, including the Kansas University Cancer Center.
This old house full of Lawrence history
Owners restore home, one of first built in city
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B1
Steve Scannell’s house, 1005 Sunset Drive near Hillcrest School, is one of the oldest in Lawrence. In February, the house was added to the Register of Historic Kansas Places.
UFO Reykawvik Summit probes alien topics
11:35 p.m., March 19, 2011 Updated 09:10 a.m. in print edition on B3
From alien abductions to mysterious cattle deaths to nuclear weapons, speakers at this weekend’s first UFO Reykawvik Summit did not lack interesting topics.
Egypt votes freely for first time in half century
March 19, 2011 in print edition on D6
Millions of Egyptians voted freely Saturday for the first time in more than half a century, joyfully waiting for hours to cast their ballots on a package of constitutional changes eliminating much-hated restrictions on political rights and civil liberties.
Former Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher dies
March 19, 2011 in print edition on D6
When he took over as secretary of state in the Clinton administration at age 68, Warren M. Christopher said he didn’t expect to travel much. He went on to set a four-year mark for miles traveled by America’s top diplomat.
Walker scores 33 as UConn tops Cincinnati 69-58
March 19, 2011
Kemba Walker scored 33 points and the supposedly powerful Big East finally advanced a team to the NCAA tournament’s round of 16 on Saturday night when Connecticut beat conference foe Cincinnati 69-58.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B4
Road work planned for the week of March 20, 2011.
Labor in full roar again, but it’s not the same
March 19, 2011 in print edition on D6
Labor is roaring again, like in the old days. But it’s a wounded sound now.
Advance voting under way through April 4
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B10
Advance voting continues through noon April 4 for folks looking to personally cast their votes for Lawrence City Commission, Lawrence school board and other area races before Election Day arrives.
Kansas Statehouse rally protests GOP-run state government
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B10
Dozens of people marched Saturday to the Kansas Statehouse to protest potential budget cuts and other policies pursued by Gov. Sam Brownback and fellow Republicans who dominate state government.
Wisconsin advances with 70-65 win over K-State
March 19, 2011
Jordan Taylor hit two big free throws and blocked Jacob Pullen’s 3-point attempt in the closing seconds to overcome a rough shooting night, lifting Wisconsin to a 70-65 win over Kansas State on Saturday in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
KU women end season with 80-63 WNIT loss to Duquesne
09:14 p.m., March 19, 2011 Updated 01:42 a.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas forward Carolyn Davis scored 38 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Kansas women’s basketball team fell to Duquesne, 80-63, on Saturday night in the second round of the WNIT at Allen Fieldhouse.Like so many times this season, Kansas University relied on Carolyn Davis to shoulder the bulk of its scoring. But, like so many times this season, Davis couldn’t get it done on her own.
Fredette’s 34 lead BYU to 89-67 win over Zags
March 19, 2011
Jimmer Fredette made seven 3-pointers and scored 34 points to help No. 3 seed Brigham Young defeat No. 11 Gonzaga 89-67 on Saturday and move to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament for the first time in 30 years.
Fire in Minnesota Street apartment displaces four, no structural damage reported
09:00 p.m., March 19, 2011 Updated 09:20 p.m. in print edition on B4
Emergency crews Saturday responded to a reported structure fire in the 400 block of Minnesota Street.
Upset special: Butler beats Pittsburgh 71-70
08:43 p.m., March 19, 2011 Updated 02:29 a.m.
The players in the Butler locker room celebrated their latest stunning upset in the NCAA tournament by screaming, exchanging high fives and hugging each other.
White, Leonard lead Aztecs past Temple in 2 OTs
March 19, 2011
One last burst of magnificent athleticism finally did it for San Diego State.
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B6
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 58 mortgages in the weekly period ended Thursday.
Around and about in local business
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B6
Frank Norman, president of Norman Ecological Consulting, LLC, attended the Environmental Protection Agency’s Train the Trainer Workshop from Feb. 28 to March 3, in Pensacola Beach, Fla., as part of its National Wetland Conditions Assessment.
No. 12 seed Richmond knocks off Morehead St, 65-48
March 19, 2011
Justin Harper scored 19 points and Kevin Anderson added 14, helping 12th-seeded Richmond advance to the round of 16 for the first time since 1988 with a 65-48 win over No. 13 Morehead State on Saturday in the NCAA tournament.
Study: Kansas parks provide sound return on investment
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B2
Most of us value parks for their beauty and tranquility. But a recent study by Kansas University business students found that for Kansas parks, residents might want to add smart economic investment to the list. KU’s Jayhawk Consulting group found that for every $1 invested in parks and recreation, there is a $1.70 return.
Walker stands tall, Gators eliminate UCLA 73-65
March 19, 2011
Florida’s smallest player carried the team to its biggest win of the season.
Knight scores 30, Kentucky beats West Virginia
01:53 p.m., March 19, 2011 Updated 05:30 p.m.
It’s not taking Brandon Knight long to build an impressive resume in the NCAA tournament. A game-winning shot in the closing seconds of his debut. A career-best 30 points in his next game, helping Kentucky back into the round of 16.
Not a KU fan? No problem, we’ve got you covered for what to do when the Jayhawks play
09:03 a.m., March 19, 2011 Updated 10:09 a.m.
Not a Kansas basketball fan (or just rooting for another team)? Here’s your rundown of all the non-basketball action in Lawrence during KU’s March Madness games.
Severe thunderstorm warning canceled
07:50 a.m., March 19, 2011 Updated 12:55 p.m.
The NWS has canceled the severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas and Franklin Counties. According to the NWS, “radar indicated that the severe thunderstorm that prompted the warning had weakened and was no longer severe.”
Journal-World wins 16 awards from Suburban Newspapers of America
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B2
The Lawrence Journal-World on Friday won 16 Suburban Newspapers of America Awards for 2010.
Horoscope for March 19, 2011
March 19, 2011
This year, you approach life in a much different manner.
Around and About for March 19, 2011
March 19, 2011
Hannah Robinson, daughter of Rita Beyer and Steve Robinson, both of Lawrence, received the dean’s award for academic excellence during the fall 2010 semester at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., by achieving a grade-point average of 3.3 or higher.
Club news for March 19, 2011
March 19, 2011
University Bridge Club announces results of its March 12 meeting with hosts Doug and Sue Baur and Ray and Myrna Ikenberry.
Scouting news for March 19, 2011
March 19, 2011
Eagle Scout Ryan Schulteis of Troop 53, chartered to Christ Community Church in Lawrence, and his father, William Schulteis, an assistant Scoutmaster for the troop, were recognized earlier this month with the Heroism Award by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
4-H news for March 19, 2011
March 19, 2011
The Eudora 4-H club met March 8 at St. Paul United Church of Christ.
Military news for March 19, 2011
March 19, 2011
Pvt. Dalton W. Welsh, 19, Lawrence, graduated March 4 from United States Marine Corps basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Lawrence Arts Center prepares its 31st annual art auction
March 19, 2011
The arts center readies its largest fundraising effort of the year with more than 150 pieces from local artists.
At loose ends: ‘Tight’ early, KU rolls past Terriers
12:00 a.m., March 19, 2011 Updated 10:04 a.m. in print edition on A1
Bill Self swung open the BOK Center locker room doors at halftime Friday night and immediately lit into his top-seeded, yet extremely tentative, Kansas University basketball team.
Jitters obvious, but Tyrel Reed immune
March 19, 2011 in print edition on A1
Afterward, theories abounded as to why Kansas University opened its NCAA Tournament Friday night in the BOK Center looking Don Knotts-nervous in the first half.
Jayhawks get familiar foe in next round: Illinois
March 19, 2011 in print edition on A1
One of the first times University of Illinois men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber talked publicly about Kansas University coach Bill Self was during a mock funeral in Champaign, Ill., in 2003, after Self had left UI for Kansas, making room for Weber to take over.
Markieff Morris’ three key: Deep bomb helps KU ‘wrap-up’
March 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
Kansas University forward Markieff Morris didn’t hesitate to hoist up an NBA-range three-pointer during the second half of KU’s 72-53 victory over Boston.
Terriers prove dogged
March 19, 2011 in print edition on A4
Boston University might not have become the first No. 16 seed to knock off a No. 1 in the NCAA Tournament Friday, but, in falling to top-seeded Kansas University, 72-53, at the BOK Center, the Terriers showed glimpses of what the first team that achieves the feat might have.
Hile drafted
March 19, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas University softball catcher Brittany Hile was selected by the National Fast Pitch Diamonds as the 15th pick overall in the 2011 NFP College Senior Draft on Friday night.
KU rally stopped in 9th
March 19, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s baseball team began its Big 12 Conference season with a 3-1 setback against Oklahoma State on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark, in front of 945 fans.
Kansas softball takes two
March 19, 2011 in print edition on A3
Kansas University’s softball team took advantage of four Providence College errors to win, 4-2, on Friday in the Coastal Carolina Chanticleer Classic. The Jayhawks edged Lipscomb, 2-1, earlier in the day in a doubleheader sweep. KU (23-3) will take on Georgia Tech at 11 a.m. and Coastal Carolina at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook
March 19, 2011 in print edition on A5
Kansas University will meet Illinois approximately 7:40 p.m. Sunday at BOK Center, NCAA officials announced Friday night. The Texas-Arizona opener will begin at 5:10 p.m. Both games will be televised on TNT.
KU to face road-ready Dukes
March 19, 2011 in print edition on A3
When Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson looks at the 64-team WNIT bracket, she realizes that the better teams upset in the first round probably weren’t focused.
Jayhawks in the NBA
March 19, 2011 in print edition on A2
Here’s how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Friday, March 18, 2011.
Davies sharp in Royals’ 6-5 victory
March 19, 2011 in print edition on A2
The Kansas City Royals are looking for Kyle Davies to be more consistent in his sixth year in the big leagues.
KU needs something to spark enthusiasm
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B3
Kansas University enjoys a proud history, and there’s no reason it should not sustain or improve this record of excellence and achievement. However, during the past six or so years, something has happened, and the excitement, enthusiasm, vision and pride in the university seem to have stalled or gone into hibernation.
Diana’s dressmaker: Kate’s style will be new
March 19, 2011 in print edition on C4
Only a handful of insiders know which designer Kate Middleton has chosen to create her top-secret wedding gown, but at least one person — dressmaker Elizabeth Emanuel — understands what that person is going through.
Libya cease-fire aims to outflank no-fly zone
March 19, 2011 in print edition on C4
Trying to outmaneuver Western military intervention, Moammar Gadhafi’s government declared a cease-fire on Friday against the rebel uprising faltering against his artillery, tanks and warplanes.
A week after quake, Japan’s leader vows to rebuild
March 19, 2011 in print edition on C4
One week after an earthquake and tsunami spawned a nuclear crisis, the Japanese government conceded Friday it was slow to respond to the disaster and welcomed ever-growing help from the United States in hopes of preventing a complete meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant.
Limits of power
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B6
What must we do as citizens to make our leaders realize that the time has come in this world of 7 billion-plus human beings that no nation of 300 million, no matter how powerful, can, of itself, guarantee the peace beyond its own borders?
Rural, urban
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B6
Lawrence’s school task force recommends closing Wakarusa Valley and eventually consolidating several urban schools.
Conflict of interest?
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B6
As a concerned citizen, I am worried that the city’s new Solid Waste Task Force may be starting off on the wrong foot, with the appointment of a representative from N.R. Hamm Quarry Inc., the sole contract provider of solid waste disposal to the city of Lawrence.
IOUs don’t boost Social Security solvency
March 19, 2011 in print edition on B6
Last week, President Obama’s budget chief, Jack Lew, took to his White House blog to repeat his claim that the Social Security trust fund is solvent through 2037. And to chide me for suggesting otherwise. I had argued in my last column that the trust fund is empty, indeed fictional.
Faith Forum: Does the Zodiac Have any Relevance in the Faith World?
March 19, 2011
The Rev. Josh Longbottom of Plymouth Congregational Church and the Rev. Shannah McAleer of Unity Church of Lawrence respond.
25 years ago: University students protest KUEA investments
March 19, 2011
Several students had set up a tent on Kansas University’s West Campus.
40 years ago: Lawrence resident harvests syrup from front-yard maple trees
March 19, 2011
It was mid-March, and the sap was rising.
100 years ago: Topeka motorcycle club makes day trip to Lawrence
March 19, 2011
“One of the interesting events of the run was the hill climbing contest the club members held on the Mount Oread incline.”
Alec Burks, CU crush California, 89-72
March 19, 2011 in print edition on A2
Alec Burks scored 25 points, Cory Higgins had 22 and Colorado beat California 89-72 in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Friday night.
Pee-wee Herman, icon of kid’s TV takes his act to Broadway
March 19, 2011
What time is it? Sometimes the only way to know how many years have passed since you last looked up is to examine the current state of nostalgia.