Archive for Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Mario Little (23) scrambles for a loose ball during the first half against the Richmond Spiders Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Kansas defense reinvents itself
March 26, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The edict from Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self to his players in preparation for Friday night’s Southwest regional semifinal game against Richmond was twofold: 1. No layups off back-door cuts; 2. No three-pointers.
9:30 a.m.
Fans celebrate on Massachusetts Street after the Jayhawks' 75-68 overtime win against Memphis in the NCAA men's basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2008. Lawrence police plan ahead for Final Four weekend, ready for a party in the streets
7:58 a.m., March 26, 2011 Updated 8:24 a.m.
If the Kansas University men’s basketball team wins their Elite Eight game Sunday and advances to the Final Four, law enforcement agencies are prepared to handle large downtown celebrations.
1:00 p.m.
Florentino Camacho, a former state director of the League of United Latin American Citizens, holds a sign during a news conference Friday at the Capitol. Representatives from several Hispanic groups delivered petitions to Gov. Sam Brownback and House Speaker Mike O'Neal, R-Hutchinson, calling for the resignation of state Rep. Virgil Peck, R-Tyro, who caused a national uproar with recent remark about illegal immigrants.
 Statehouse Live: Groups deliver petitions calling for Peck’s resignation
1:13 p.m., March 25, 2011 Updated 1:31 p.m. in print edition on 1B
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.”
4:30 p.m.
A proposed expansion to the Lawrence Public library includes a renovated entrance on Vermont Street, shown in this artist’s rendering. Architects invite public to discuss design of $18 million Lawrence library expansion on Monday night
March 25, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Make no mistake about it, the design for an $18 million expansion of the Lawrence Public Library is still being drawn in pencil.
8:00 p.m.
Brady Tanner, a Special Olympics powerlifter from Lawrence, is heading to San Diego for training camp in preparation for the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece. Lawrence powerlifter Brady Tanner nominated to join Team USA for the Special Olympics World Games in Greece
March 25, 2011 in print edition on 3B
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.

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Baby Jessica turns 25 today
Now a mother of 2, she gains access to trust fund
March 26, 2011 in print edition on B7
Baby Jessica is all grown up. She’s Momma Jessica now.
U.S. must meet Hispanic educational needs
March 26, 2011 in print edition on B8
The beat goes on …