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Florida State vs. VCU Kansas vs. Richmond Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib The day in photos, March 25, 2011
How often do you purchase KU merchandise?

Poll results

Response Percent
A few times a year.
Only when my current stuff wears out.
As often as my bank account allows.
I’ve never purchased any.
Total 2833

All stories

U.S. job growth uneven
March 25, 2011 in print edition on C4
U.S. companies have added jobs for 12 straight months, giving some of the hardest-hit states a lift. But the gains have been uneven and several states are still losing jobs.
Kentucky edges Ohio State 62-60 on Knight’s jumper
March 25, 2011
Brandon Knight did it again. Knight knocked down a jumper with 5 seconds remaining as the fourth-seeded Wildcats stunned top-seeded Ohio State 62-60 on Friday in the East regional semifinals.
North Carolina dominates Marquette 81-63
March 25, 2011
Catch ‘em if you can. After repeated early, deep deficits this postseason, North Carolina flipped the script Friday night, dismantling Marquette 81-63 in an East Regional semifinal that was over before the half.
KU will play VCU at 1:20 p.m. Sunday
09:38 p.m., March 25, 2011 Updated 01:58 a.m. in print edition on A1
The Kansas men’s basketball team will face VCU at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, KU officials confirmed Friday night.
Accident at Hamm Quarry kills one
06:10 p.m., March 25, 2011 Updated 07:46 p.m. in print edition on B1
One person died Friday afternoon after an accident involving a semitrailer at the Hamm Quarry off of U.S. Highway 24-59 near Williamstown, northwest of Lawrence, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig said.
New trial ordered for former church youth leader convicted of having relationship with underage girl
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B1
A former Lawrence church youth leader, who was convicted for having a sexual relationship with an underage girl who was in the youth group, will get a new trial under a ruling Friday by the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Hutchinson tillage, drilling equipment company sold to Kuhn Group of France
March 25, 2011
A 95-year-old Kansas company that makes tillage equipment and grain drills for large tractors has been bought by a French corporation.
Public tours at Kansas governor’s mansion, Cedar Crest, to resume
March 25, 2011
The doors at the Kansas governor’s mansion will be open to the public again in two weeks.
Topeka woman wants to withdraw plea in elderly man’s death
March 25, 2011
A Topeka woman who pleaded no contest in the death of an elderly man wants to withdraw her plea.
Charges filed against suspect in Hutchinson standoff
March 25, 2011
A man who authorities say used his infant daughter and a stepsister as shields during a standoff with police is facing 13 charges.
Proposed tobacco ban at Garden City Community College stalls over enforcement
March 25, 2011
A proposal to ban smoking at Garden City Community College has been tabled, at least for now.
Wichita teacher plans to fight law prohibiting sex with adult students
March 25, 2011
A former Northwest High School choir teacher plans to fight a state law that prohibits sex with adult students.
Hoenig announces October retirement from Kansas City Federal Reserve
March 25, 2011
Thomas M. Hoenig, the longest serving of the Federal Reserve’s 12 regional bank presidents, has announced he will retire on Oct. 1.
Drought raising worries about Kansas wheat crop
March 25, 2011
Recent snowstorms that blanketed parts of Kansas aren’t expected to help wheat farmers struggling with a lingering drought.
Kansas Senate leadership shows little interest in state worker pay cut
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B3
Senate Republican leaders on Friday showed no appetite for a proposal by House Republican leaders to cut the pay of state employees by $19 million.
Across country, GOP pushes photo ID at polls
March 25, 2011
Empowered by last year’s elections, Republican leaders in about half the states are pushing to require voters to show photo ID at the polls despite little evidence of fraud and already-substantial punishments for those who vote illegally.
Highway renaming honors Kansas WWII Medal of Honor recipient
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B2
A task seen as long overdue was completed Friday with the signing of a bill honoring a Kansas sailor who was the first Medal of Honor recipient of World War II.
Lawrence powerlifter Brady Tanner nominated to join Team USA for the Special Olympics World Games in Greece
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B3
Brady Tanner has more than 550 pounds of weight on his back. That’s not his struggle, though. He’s got to dip down and touch a medicine ball, so his hips are lower than his knees. That’s what the judges will look for in June when he’s competing against athletes from around the world in Athens, Greece. He’s pushing himself for a reason.
Candidate for KU Business School dean to participate in forum on Wednesday
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B2
The first candidate for the dean of Kansas University’s School of Business will participate in an open forum next week at the school.
Statehouse Live: Groups deliver petitions calling for Peck’s resignation
01:13 p.m., March 25, 2011 Updated 01:31 p.m. in print edition on B1
Last week, Peck, during a committee discussion about a program that controls the feral hog problem by shooting them from helicopters, said, “It looks like to me, that if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works, maybe we have found a (solution) to our illegal immigration problem.”
LED street lights to come to downtown Lawrence
March 25, 2011
The City Commission on Tuesday is scheduled to finalize plans to install 115 LED street lights in downtown.
KU rain garden a success
March 25, 2011
In today’s Heard on the Hill, reporter Andy Hyland updated readers about Kansas University’s rain garden project. Here’s the excerpt.
Former KU student sentenced to probation for telling lie that led to lockdown of residence hall
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B2
A 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty Friday morning to falsely reporting a crime in connection with an April 2010 incident that prompted police to lock down Kansas University’s largest residence hall as they searched for a reported gunman.
Kindergarten Roundup set for April 7-8 at Perry Elementary School
March 25, 2011
Perry Elementary School’s Kindergarten Roundup is set for April 7 and 8.
International company to partner with KU for first electric vehicle charging station in Lawrence
March 25, 2011
Kansas University has forged a partnership with an international energy management company to bring the first electric vehicle charging station to Lawrence. This spring, architectural students are building a facility that will house the Center for Design Research on KU’s West Campus at the Chamney Farm property. The facility will focus on developing innovative green technology, including solar energy, wind turbines and an electric vehicle charging station.
Town Talk: Tortas Jalisco looking downtown; city set to replace downtown street lights; Kansas per capita income grows in 2010
March 25, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Architects invite public to discuss design of $18 million Lawrence library expansion on Monday night
Parking garage a chief concern
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B1
Make no mistake about it, the design for an $18 million expansion of the Lawrence Public Library is still being drawn in pencil.
Federal judge lightens his case load at age 103
March 25, 2011
A 103-year-old federal judge still serving on the bench in Kansas is lightening his case load.
Spring Hill woman injured in accident north of Wellsville on U.S. Highway 56
09:42 a.m., March 25, 2011 Updated 09:56 a.m. in print edition on B5
A 23-year-old Spring Hill woman was taken to an Olathe hospital Thursday evening after a two-vehicle accident east of Baldwin City on U.S. Highway 56.
Perry man charged with Social Security fraud, theft
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B2
A federal grand jury has indicted a 66-year-old Perry man on charges of Social Security fraud and six counts of theft of government funds accusing him receiving disability payments when he was not eligible.
Let’s chew up the competition: NCAA Tournament eats based on each team KU faces during March Madness
08:10 a.m., March 25, 2011 Updated 09:58 a.m.
For each game the Jayhawks play in the tournament, we’ll be posting a recipes inspired by the team Kansas is playing. On deck? The University of Illinois.
Heard on the Hill: Report shows Ambler rain garden is successful; donor list for campus beautification projects in the works; CNN’s Vatican reporter to speak at KU
March 25, 2011
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
First Bell: Lawrence’s Mr. Google advises pursuit of science, math, computer science — and believes in KU hoops; Eudora district extends savings schedule
March 25, 2011
Time for another edition of First Bell, a rundown of news and other educational items involving schools in the area.
Matt Howard leads Butler over Wisconsin 61-54
March 25, 2011 in print edition on A7
Wisconsin’s normally suffocating defense could not slow Matt Howard and Butler’s run toward a second straight Final Four appearance. If anything, the Bulldogs may be gaining momentum.
Pump patrol
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B4
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.39 at several stations.
February jobless picture shows little change in Kansas
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B4
There was little change in Kansas’ unemployment situation last month.
Sweet-talking: KU’s Marcus Morris has words of wisdom for Richmond Spiders
March 25, 2011 in print edition on A1
Marcus Morris bounced a basketball while walking down an Alamodome hallway with brother Markieff and TBS announcer Craig Sager on Thursday afternoon.
Bigs could be key for Richmond Spiders
March 25, 2011 in print edition on A5
University of Richmond basketball coach Chris Mooney went on and on Thursday about the challenge Kansas University’s Morris twins pose for his team.
Mario Little biding his time on Kansas bench
Senior forward has played sparingly in tournament, but he’s still enjoying final trip to NCAAs
March 25, 2011 in print edition on A4
Though Kansas University senior forward Mario Little has played just seven combined minutes in the Jayhawks’ last two games, it hasn’t stopped him from enjoying his final NCAA Tournament.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook: Releford reveals fear of flying
March 25, 2011 in print edition on A4
As a red-shirt, Travis Releford was more than welcome to travel with Kansas University’s basketball team last season on trips to UCLA, Temple, Tennessee, Colorado, Texas and Texas A&M.
Nader calls for end of athletic scholarships
March 25, 2011 in print edition on A2
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is calling for the elimination of college athletic scholarships, saying the move is necessary to “de-professionalize” college athletes.
Homer-happy Royals rally past Mariners
March 25, 2011 in print edition on A2
Opening day is a week away, and the Seattle Mariners don’t have a regular center fielder yet. Michael Saunders is trying to change that.
Power group struggles at Bay Hill
March 25, 2011 in print edition on A2
Spencer Levin is atop the leaderboard after the opening round for the third time this year, so that’s nothing new. It was his score Thursday afternoon at Bay Hill that surprised him and everyone else.
Adviser: Bachmann likely to enter race
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B7
Tea party favorite and Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is feeling pressure from the political calendar to rush a decision on a White House bid and may announce her intentions as early as May, one of her top advisers said Thursday.
5-day mail service wouldn’t save as much as predicted
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B7
The decision whether to cut back U.S. mail delivery to five from six days a week was complicated Thursday by a report that suggested the U.S. Postal Service had overstated the savings to be gained by the change.
Fewer U.S. jets used to hit targets
NATO takes command of part of Libya operation
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B7
French fighter jets hit aircraft and a crossroads military base deep inside Libya on Thursday as the U.S. reduced its combat role in the international operation that is working to thwart Moammar Gadhafi’s forces by land, sea and air.
Shoppers clean store shelves of basic goods
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B7
Nearly two weeks of rolling blackouts, distribution problems and contamination fears prompted by a leaking, tsunami-damaged nuclear plant have left shelves stripped bare of some basic necessities in stores across Tokyo. Some people are even turning to the city’s ubiquitous vending machines to find increasingly scarce bottles of water.
Lawrence woman reports more than $14,000 in property stolen in 1300 block of W. 24th Street
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B4
A 23-year-old Lawrence woman reported to Lawrence police March 18 that someone had burglarized her apartment and stolen $14,105 worth of items, including a ruby ring and diamond ring, each valued at $5,000, and other items, including two televisions, DVDs and a laptop computer.
Recent slump not worst thing KU’s Josh Selby has experienced
March 25, 2011 in print edition on A1
When Kansas University freshman guard Josh Selby is asked about the Baltimore neighborhood where he grew up, he shakes his head, says very little and comes across a bit like a veteran of a foreign war who just doesn’t want to go there.
Old standby
An energy source that drove Lawrence’s early development is getting a new lease on life.
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B6
Plans to expand a clean source of energy that has been used in Lawrence for more than a century appear to be back on track.
Lingering concern
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B6
I don’t think it’s too late for the people of Lawrence to change their minds about expanding the city’s public library.
Shelter heroine
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B6
It was a black day for Lawrence and the shelter animals the day Midge Grinstead resigned.
Wrong battle
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B6
Moammar Gadhafi did not attack the United States. Attempts to justify our attack upon Libya by linking him to past terrorism begs the question of why we did not attack when his activities were freshly initiated.
Tune In: Steve Buscemi, a character in search of his past
March 25, 2011
Hollywood stars may command big salaries and the attention of the tabloids, but movies that interest me most usually feature the dependable character actor. Character actor is a kindly code or euphemism for the guy with lines on his “interesting” face. It’s often a nice way of saying he’s not too good looking.
25 years ago: State lawmakers vote to reverse earlier decision removing county designations on license plates
March 25, 2011
County abbreviations had been appearing on the left side of Kansas license plates for about 30 years, but in 1984, the state legislature had voted to get rid of them beginning in 1988.
40 years ago: New Board of Regents member disapproves of faculty dissent
March 25, 2011
Bob Helman, Goodland farmer, rancher and banker, had been named the newest member of the Kansas Board of Regents.
Libya is dangerous distraction for U.S.
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B6
Here’s a crucial fact that you may not realize, given the week’s headlines: Libya is only a tragic sideshow to the historic events in the Middle East.
Elizabeth Taylor buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in small ceremony
March 25, 2011 in print edition on B7
Elizabeth Taylor’s family mourned the screen legend in a brief private funeral service Thursday at a Southern California cemetery famous for being the final resting place of Hollywood celebrities, including her good friend Michael Jackson.
100 years ago: New game law affects local hunters
March 25, 2011
“The hunters had better hang up their shotguns, lay aside their ammunition and go to studying law.”
Horoscopes for March 25
March 25, 2011
This year, you get through the fields of distraction to focus on whatever you so choose.