Archive for Sunday, April 1, 2012

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1:41 a.m.
Kansas guard Elijah Johnson takes in the roar of the crowd as he leaves the floor following the Jayhawks' 64-62 win over Ohio State on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Superdome. NO FOOLIN’! Believe it: KU makes title game
April 1, 2012
Kansas University’s basketball team — the one with no McDonald’s All-Americans on the roster — will play in the national championship game Monday night. “I can’t believe this,” ninth-year KU coach Bill Self said of his thoughts following a one-for-the-ages, 64-62 come-from-behind victory over Ohio State in Saturday’s Final Four semifinal at the Superdome.
10:00 a.m.
In this photo taken from the top of Weaver's Department Store, looking north, thousands of Jayhawk fans fill Massachusetts Street on Saturday after the KU defeated Ohio State, 64-62, to advance to the national championship game against Kentucky on Monday. Jayhawk fans storm downtown to bask in afterglow of Final Four victory
April 1, 2012
We’re going to the ’ship. So was the chant as hundreds of Kansas University men’s basketball fans flooded into Massachusetts Street Saturday night after the team beat Ohio State in a nail-biting 64-62 victory in the NCAA Tournament’s national semifinal. Fans hugged, high-fived and jumped for joy, celebrating in style with a mass mobbing of the closed-off street, collective excitement running wild.
2:00 p.m.
Shawnee freshman MacKenzie Rex finds a spot on top of a cabinet as she paints a classroom at Woodlawn Elementary School Saturday, March 31, 2012. Rex was taking part in The Big Event, in which KU students volunteer all across Lawrence doing things such as painting, gardening and weeding. KU students extend helping hands for Big Event
April 1, 2012
The Big Event is a day when college students perform service-oriented activities to show appreciation for the support they receive from the community. More than 2,000 KU students took part Saturday, raking leaves, spreading mulch, washing windows, cutting wood, pulling weeds and mowing lawns. They hefted heavy objects and trimmed bushes. They painted decks and planted trees.
6:00 p.m.
Providing cover for a fellow cadet, Clark Maynard 21, from Columbia, Mo., was among the 260 ROTC cadets from across the country who were in Lawrence on Saturday for the 2012 Ranger Buddy Competition. Cadets competed in teams for the Best Ranger Buddy Team title. ROTC cadets’ physical, mental stamina put to test in competition
April 1, 2012
The Ranger Buddy Competition kicked off at 5 a.m., with a 15-kilometer ruck march. The grass was wet with dew and it was still dark outside as the cadets ran with 35-pound rucks slung on their shoulders.

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Creative capital
Engineering is just one of the fields in which local officials should be working to attract creative individuals and enterprises.
April 1, 2012
A recent $500,000 gift to Kansas University’s School of Engineering is more than just a nice boost to the university’s fundraising efforts.