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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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Jayhawks floating on cloud nine as city prepares for national title game
11:59 p.m., April 1, 2012 Updated 11:35 a.m.
The morning after Kansas University’s 64-62 victory over Ohio State University, city of Lawrence cleanup crews had erased most of the footprint left by the thousands of fans who swarmed downtown.
Bob Schumm ready to again take reins of Lawrence
April 1, 2012
A new mayor may bring a dramatically new approach to how Lawrence seeks to offer incentives to companies looking to locate or expand in Lawrence.
Bill Self named Naismith national coach of the year
02:04 p.m., April 1, 2012 Updated 03:22 p.m.
Kansas coach Bill Self was named the 2012 Naismith men’s basketball coach of the year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Sunday.
Championship game ticket prices higher than last year; average about $317
April 1, 2012
Those looking for tickets to see the Jayhawks battle the Kentucky Wildcats in person Monday can expect a wide range of ticket prices.
Lawrence Journal-World resolving delivery delays
09:46 a.m., April 1, 2012 Updated 10:30 a.m.
There is currently a delay in the delivery of Sunday’s newspaper.
Upsetting words fail the test
April 1, 2012 in print edition on B11
(Warning: This column contains language some readers may find unsuitable for children. Parental guidance is suggested. No, seriously, you have been warned. This is your last chance. Turn back now. Still here? OK, fine. Don’t say you weren’t told. Here’s one of the offensive words:
Police respond to shooting near apartments north of Lawrence Memorial Hospital
April 1, 2012
Lawrence police responded about 3:30 a.m. Sunday to a shooting.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
April 1, 2012
Road work planned for the week of April 1, 2012.
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.
Jayhawks recall UK ‘bullied us’
April 1, 2012
Kansas University will play Kentucky on Monday night for the national championship. The Wildcats beat KU, 75-65, on Nov. 15 in New York. “They bullied us,” KU forward Thomas Robinson said.
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.
Kansas, Tyshawn Taylor topsy-turvy
April 1, 2012
You know how it is in basketball. A team falls behind, and the pressure mounts. The hole gets too deep, and it’s over. And everybody knows that in a close game the less time that remains, the more pressure a free-throw shooter feels. That’s in this universe. The Kansas University basketball team must come from some opposite world, where up is down, long is short, and Tyshawn Taylor is a player who leaves his supporters wanting to hug him then slug him then hug him then slug him and then in the end hug him in hopes his irrepressible zest for life and basketball will rub off on them.
Double-team cuffs Sullinger
April 1, 2012
It might not have been obvious on the stat sheet, but anyone who watched the game saw it plain as day. The double-teams the Kansas University men’s basketball team threw at Ohio State big man Jared Sullinger during the second half of KU’s 64-62 Final Four victory at the Superdome on Saturday absolutely handcuffed the Buckeyes.
Conner Teahan just ‘lets it fly’
April 1, 2012
Before Saturday’s national semifinal game, Kansas University coach Bill Self singled out Conner Teahan in the locker room. “He looked at me and goes, ‘Teahan, when you get in there, let it fly,’” Teahan said. “… That’s something he tells me a lot. I try to listen.”
Lawmakers seek truce in economic ‘border war’
April 1, 2012
The ongoing slump in the national economy is pushing cities throughout the Midwest to fight harder for new jobs and faster growth. But some Missouri lawmakers say they’d like to turn down the heat in the Kansas City metro area.
Top 2 Kansas Juvenile Justice officials fired
April 1, 2012
The top two officials at the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority have been fired.
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.
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.
It’s showtime: Jayhawks seek revenge in tonight’s title game
April 1, 2012
Kansas University’s basketball team does not like to lose. Period. But to be taken down by the same opponent twice in one season? That’s especially distasteful to team leaders Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson, eager to take the court against Kentucky tonight in an NCAA championship game (8:23 p.m., Superdome) that’s a rematch of a 75-65 Kentucky victory on Nov. 15 in New York.
KU finds the right fit with strength and conditioning coach Andrea Hudy
April 1, 2012
Such silly, dangerous things can happen in the weight room, where steel clangs and challenges fly. And then there is the facility supervised by Andrea Hudy, strength and conditioning coach for the Kansas University men’s and women’s basketball programs.
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.
Kansas soccer beats S.D. State
April 1, 2012
Kansas University’s Whitney Berry scored two goals, and the KU soccer team took down South Dakota State, 4-1, on Saturday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Kansas men’s golf in 11th after two
April 1, 2012
Kansas University golfer Doug Quinones carded two rounds of 1-under 70 to tie for 11th place and move the KU men’s golf team into eighth place on the first day of the Irish Creek Collegiate on Saturday.
KU track finishes final day at Texas
April 1, 2012
The Kansas University women’s 4x200 relay team placed seventh with a time of 1:34.74 and broke a school record on the final day of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Saturday.
Kansas throwers shine at Arkansas
April 1, 2012
Kansas University javelin thrower Heather Bergmann and hammer thrower Alena Krechyk won at the Arkansas Spring Invitational on Saturday.
FSHS boys tennis first at Emporia
April 1, 2012
Andrew Craig took first place in singles competition and the Free State boys tennis team took first out of eight teams at the Emporia Invitational on Saturday.
Harmon-Thomas leads FSHS track
April 1, 2012
Free State’s Alexa Harmon-Thomas took first place in the long jump, 300 hurdles and 100 hurdles as the FSHS girls track and field team placed second at the Shawnee Mission South Relays on Saturday.
Goodrich, Davis honored by WBCA
April 1, 2012
The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association named Kansas University juniors Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis to the Division I All-America Honorable Mention team on Saturday.
Oklahoma softball blanks KU, 8-0, again
April 1, 2012
A day after Oklahoma’s Lauren Chamberlain smashed two home runs in an 8-0 victory against the Kansas University softball team on Friday, she hit two more to lead the Sooners to an 8-0 win over the Jayhawks in six innings on Saturday afternoon at Martina Hynes Field.
How former Jayhawks fared (April 1)
April 1, 2012 in print edition on A10
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 31.
Jayhawks baseball beat Texas Tech for first Big 12 win
April 1, 2012
Ritch Price’s Kansas University baseball team is officially out of desperation mode.
K-State names Weber as coach
April 1, 2012 in print edition on A2
Bruce Weber knows that Kansas State fans may not accept him right away. That much became clear when a small rally for another coaching candidate turned into a protest of his hiring.
25 years ago: Crimson Girls routine deemed ‘inappropriate’
April 1, 2012
The group was no longer to be allowed to wear full-length unitards.
40 years ago: Curbside trash pick-up begins
April 1, 2012
Under a new policy, all trash containers were to be placed within two steps of either the street or the alley.
Arts compromise
April 1, 2012
With the help of some additional funding approved by a legislative conference committee, a plan to establish a new Creative Industries Commission to support arts and film endeavors in Kansas now seems like a reasonable compromise for the state.
Kovel’s Antiques: Even ‘joke’ items have tremendous value
April 1, 2012
April Fools’ Day is the day for jokes, but so are many other days.
Garden Calendar: High tunnels gain popularity for season extension
April 1, 2012
Weather is one of the biggest challenges Kansas farmers face, but a simple structure known as a high tunnel can help producers control it just a little bit. High tunnels are sometimes called hoophouses or unheated greenhouses, and are temporary plastic-covered structures typically used for specialty crop production.
Faith Forum: Does God have a sense of humor?
April 1, 2012
Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel and the Rev. Matt Cox answer.
Behind the Lens: A photographer’s notes from the postgame scrum
April 1, 2012
If you had the chance to catch the postgame celebration following the Jayhawks’ 80-67 victory over North Carolina, you probably saw the team pour onto the floor in celebration after the buzzer.
Boomer Girl Diary: Win or lose, watching the game a good time
April 1, 2012
Filing this column at my Thursday afternoon deadline, I don’t know whether you’ll be reading it today on a “thrill-of-victory” high or an “agony-of-defeat” low. It doesn’t matter. This one isn’t about wins and losses. It’s not about end results. It’s about the process.
Positive move
Joining the Midwest Cancer Alliance would benefit Lawrence Memorial Hospital and its patients.
April 1, 2012
Congratulations to Lawrence Memorial Hospital trustees for their decision to have the hospital pursue membership in the Midwest Cancer Alliance. It would be a positive move for the hospital to join the alliance, which would connect LMH with the Kansas University Cancer Center’s clinical trials.
Costs change health care delivery
April 1, 2012 in print edition on B11
Listening to the lawyers talking nonstop last week about health care gave me a headache, so I decided to consult one of the nation’s top doctors. He offered a real-world diagnosis of what’s happening in health care — and a reminder of how much it’s changing, regardless of what the Supreme Court decides about Obamacare.
Horoscope for April 1
April 1, 2012
For Sunday, April 1: This year you express a very playful and creative personality. Others clearly are drawn to you, and this popularity reveals many new options. If you are single, you might want to play the field before committing to a relationship. If you are attached, the two of you remind many people of what it’s like to be new lovers.
Dickens remake not that great
April 1, 2012
“Masterpiece Classic” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) presents a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations.” Douglas Booth stars as Pip, a poor orphan who comes upon a mysterious inheritance after being favored by a reclusive eccentric, the gothic Miss Havisham (Gillian Anderson), a woman still wearing the tatters of her wedding dress many years after being jilted at the altar. The greatest shut-in in Western literature, Havisham is surrounded by the decaying ruins of her wedding party and attended to by her adopted daughter, Estella (Vanessa Kirby).
100 years ago: Local electrician nearly killed on the job
April 1, 2012
“By some strange freak the force of the shock threw Henderson aside….”