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6:00 a.m.
Andrea Hudy turns over her shoulder to laugh with players Thomas Robinson, Niko Roberts and assistant strength and conditioning coach Glenn Cain during a recent workout session. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo 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.
10:00 a.m.
Jayhawk fans line up Monday morning hoping to get one of the 650 tickets Liberty Hall was giving away for its championship game watch party.

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.
2:00 p.m.
Rhys Fife, left, and Cecilia Divine-Devictor play outside the Lawrence Community Nursery School, the second-oldest nursery school cooperative in the country and one of Lawrence’s many co-ops. Community embraces co-ops
April 2, 2012
Lawrence Community Nursery School sits at the corner of Seventh and Alabama. The preschool, affectionately called the Little Red School House, is a staple in the neighborhood and the community. But it’s more than that. It’s the second-oldest cooperative preschool in the nation.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas head coach Bill Self smiles at Kentucky head coach John Calipari as the two sit for makeup before their joint CBS interview on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the Superdome. It’s showtime: Jayhawks seek revenge in tonight’s title game
April 2, 2012
Kansas University’s basketball team does not like to lose. Period.
10:42 p.m.
Thomas Robinson, left, is consoled by Tyshawn Taylor, left and Kevin Young, background,after KU's loss to Kentucky in the championship game Monday, April 2, 2012. Heartbreaker in New Orleans
10:42 p.m., April 2, 2012 Updated 11:32 p.m.
The Kansas University Jayhawks couldn’t complete a comeback against a relentless University of Kentucky team, which beat KU, 67-59, winning the 2012 NCAA national basketball championship.

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KU debaters make Elite 8 in national contest
April 2, 2012
The NCAA basketball tournament in New Orleans wasn’t the only college championship up for grabs on Monday night, as the Kansas University debate squad had a team advance to the Elite Eight of the National Debate Tournament before getting eliminated.
Teen was driver in deadly motorhome crash
April 2, 2012
A 17-year-old boy was behind the wheel of a semi pulling a box trailer converted into a recreational vehicle when the 57,000-pound rig crashed through a guardrail and into a Kansas ravine, killing five of the 18 people on board.
Heartbreaker in New Orleans
Jayhawks can’t cap comeback as Kentucky wins national championship
10:42 p.m., April 2, 2012 Updated 11:32 p.m.
The Kansas University Jayhawks couldn’t complete a comeback against a relentless University of Kentucky team, which beat KU, 67-59, winning the 2012 NCAA national basketball championship.
Woman arrested downtown early Sunday after striking individuals with vehicle
April 2, 2012
A 24-year-old Atchison woman, Sophia Sherell Dew, was arrested about 12:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street as she was trying to leave the downtown area in her vehicle through a crowd of people during the victory celebration after Kansas University against Ohio State.
Lawrence man, 41, to appear in court for child sex crime charge
April 2, 2012
A 41-year-old Lawrence man who has been charged and accused in a child sex crime case posted $45,000 bond and was given notice to appear in court April 16.
Eudora man injured in rollover accident on K-10
April 2, 2012
A 40-year-old Eudora man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries Monday afternoon after a rollover accident on Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence.
First of kindergarten roundups in Lawrence set for Wednesday
April 2, 2012
For parents of children who are about to enter school, kindergarten roundup begins this week for elementary schools in Lawrence.
Southwest Middle School names new principal
April 2, 2012
Kristen Ryan, a learning coach for the Lawrence school district, has been named the new principal at Southwest Middle School.
Victim of 2011 Lawrence robberies testifies at trial
April 2, 2012
The victim of two 2011 Lawrence robberies on Monday identified a 23-year-old Franklin County man as a participant in both incidents.
Kansas vs. Kentucky, Storified
April 2, 2012
KU vs. Kentucky, storified.
A message from the Journal-World about home delivery issues
April 2, 2012
A note about home delivery issues.
Ground-breaking ceremony set for Tuesday afternoon at Treanor Achitects’ new building
April 2, 2012
Treanor Architects is scheduled to officially break ground Tuesday on its new downtown Lawrence office space.
Jayhawks plan to return to Kansas at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
April 2, 2012
The Kansas University basketball team is scheduled to arrive at Forbes Field in Topeka at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Eric Johnson, president and director of airports for the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority.
Waiting for The Game: Scenes from around Lawrence
04:46 p.m., April 2, 2012 Updated 08:13 p.m.
Scenes from around Lawrence leading up to the National Championship contest between KU and Kentucky.
Missouri man sentenced in Leavenworth bank robbery
April 2, 2012
A Missouri man has been sentenced for his part in last year’s armed robbery of a Leavenworth bank.
Police identify shooting victim as 22-year-old Lawrence man
03:50 p.m., April 2, 2012 Updated 04:51 p.m.
Lawrence police Monday said a 22-year-old Lawrence man was the victim of a shooting early Sunday in northern Lawrence.
Sentencing set for Hutchinson man for threatening Obama
April 2, 2012
A Kansas man who admitted threatening President Barack Obama faces two years in prison at his sentencing.
Douglas County judge re-sentences man, 32, in aggravated indecent liberties with a child conviction
April 2, 2012
A Douglas County judge has re-sentenced a 32-year-old man convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a 6-year-old child in 2009 after the Kansas Supreme Court over-ruled the sentence earlier this year.
Governors bet food on Final Four outcome
April 2, 2012
A trophy and bragging rights are on the line for Kansas and Kentucky’s basketball programs in the Final Four. For the governors of the two states it’s food.
ECM alters upcoming lectures
April 2, 2012
Ecumenical Campus Ministries at Kansas University announced two changes on Monday to its upcoming schedule of lectures.
Additional police will be downtown Monday night if KU basketball fans celebrate a win
April 2, 2012
If thousands flood downtown Lawrence again Monday night to celebrate a national championship, Lawrence police say law enforcement’s response will be similar to Saturday night.
State of Kansas also wins in Mega Millions lottery
April 2, 2012
The state of Kansas will receive $7.9 million in withholding tax from the jackpot winner who bought the ticket in Kansas, according to the Kansas Lottery.
Town Talk: Ten Thousand Villages to open non-profit gift shop downtown; Sixth and Iowa intersection upgrades on drawing board; a crazy day in store for downtown
April 2, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
5 from Minnesota family killed in Osage County crash didn’t wear seatbelts
11:23 a.m., April 2, 2012 Updated 02:21 p.m.
Authorities say five members of a Minnesota family killed in a motor home crash in northeast Kansas weren’t wearing seatbelts.
Kansas lotto jackpot winner still unknown
April 2, 2012
Kansas Lottery officials say the holder of the state’s winning Mega Millions ticket has not come forward to claim a share of the $656 million jackpot.
Iowa Gov. Branstad wants congressional inquiry of beef issue
April 2, 2012
Gov. Terry Branstad says he wants a congressional inquiry into what prompted complaints about a meat product that some call “pink slime” and the industry refers to as lean, finely textured beef.
Group wants Topeka Zoo to move elephants
April 2, 2012
An advocacy group that wants the Topeka Zoo to send its two elephants to a Tennessee sanctuary plans a public meeting this week to discuss its efforts.
Kansas State exhibit to showcase black media
April 2, 2012
Kansas State University is preparing an exhibit showcasing black newspapers and magazines.
Attorney General’s office pays almost $597K to defend abortion laws
April 2, 2012
The Kansas attorney general’s office paid outside lawyers almost $597,000 through March to defend anti-abortion laws enacted last year.
KCC names director of utilities division
April 2, 2012
A veteran employee of the Kansas Corporation Commission has been named director of its utilities division.
Statehouse Live: Democrats say ‘carve out’ issue on developmentally disabled and KanCare won’t go away
11:04 a.m., April 2, 2012 Updated 01:44 p.m.
Brownback wants to contract with private insurance companies to handle the state’s $2.9 billion Medicaid program that covers health care for the poor, elderly and disabled.
University Theatre postpones performance of ‘The Foreigner’ due to NCAA championship game
April 2, 2012
The University Theatre has postponed tonight’s scheduled performance of “The Foreigner,” because of Kansas University’s participation in the NCAA basketball championship game.
Police suspect speeding, alcohol contributed to a crash on KU campus Saturday night
09:26 a.m., April 2, 2012 Updated 09:54 a.m.
Kansas University police suspect speeding and alcohol contributed to a crash that injured a 21-year-old Prairie Village man Saturday night on campus.
Free State counselor killed in vehicle-train accident near Riverfront Park north of Lawrence
02:52 a.m., April 2, 2012 Updated 05:13 p.m.
One person died early Monday morning in a vehicle-train accident just north of Lawrence.
How to Help: Volunteer opportunities abound for Day of Caring
April 2, 2012
Day of Caring is just around the corner on Saturday, April 21.
Capitol Briefing: Brownback active in promoting agenda
April 2, 2012
It’s no secret that Gov. Sam Brownback and his staff have been twisting arms, especially in the Senate, to get their way.
High school senior turns science savvy into prize-winning research
April 2, 2012
Sarina Farb, a home-schooled high school senior who also takes classes at Free State High School, wasn’t caught up with March Madness or the Jayhawks’ run to the Final Four during spring break.
5 killed in I-35 motor home crash
April 2, 2012
A motor home packed with a Minnesota family and a handful of their friends crashed Sunday morning in northeast Kansas as they returned from a vacation, killing five people and sending 13 others to hospitals.
Study examines state’s prison re-entry initiatives
April 2, 2012
Federal funding in 2002 started the ball rolling for enhanced re-entry initiatives in Kansas, and across the country, to help inmates being released from state prisons.
Details of proposed west Lawrence recreation center discussed
April 2, 2012
As he prepares to begin serving a one-year term as Lawrence mayor, Bob Schumm provided more details about possible public-private partnership to build a youth fieldhouse/recreation center at corner of Sixth Street and the South Lawrence Trafficway.
Bankruptcies
April 2, 2012
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records.
Divorces
April 2, 2012
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court the week ending March 30, 2012.
Marriages
April 2, 2012
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending March 30, 2012.
Driver injured in U.S. 40 one-vehicle accident
April 2, 2012
There was a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 40 Saturday night, five miles east of the Douglas/Shawnee County line. The driver, Josiah Benton, struck a tree while traveling eastbound about 10:24 p.m. after he crossed the center line and overcompensated.
Downtown victory party Saturday night goes largely according to plan
April 2, 2012
Saturday night’s victory celebration went over “as smooth as possible,” according to Sgt. Ted Bordman of the Lawrence police department. He said that no major damage or injuries were reported while the celebration was going on downtown.
Heard on the Hill: Student in 1952 shares memory of trying to get class canceled after basketball title; Final Four photographer Clarkson to be honored on CBS; UK celebrates win by burning things
April 2, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Gimmick ‘D’ big for KU
April 2, 2012
Though it was nearly 2 1/2 years ago, Kansas University walk-on Jordan Juenemann still vividly recalls the practice when coach Bill Self introduced his team to the triangle-and-two defense. After just a few minutes of going over it, guard Tyshawn Taylor was sold.
25 years ago: Movie studio planned for Lawrence
April 2, 2012
Oread Studios was a 28,000-square-foot complex planned for a 7.71-acre tract on the city’s western edge.
40 years ago: New cable TV tower struck by lightning
April 2, 2012
Sunflower Cablevision had been knocked out on a recent afternoon by a lightning bolt which had struck its 200-foot tower.
It’s showtime: Jayhawks seek revenge in tonight’s title game
April 2, 2012
Kansas University’s basketball team does not like to lose. Period.
Kansas baseball beats Tech, wins series
April 2, 2012
Kansas University’s baseball team rushed to a nine-run lead after four innings and held on for a 9-3 victory against Texas Tech in the deciding game of a three-game series Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.
KU NOTEBOOK: Bill Self wins Naismith coach-of-year award
April 2, 2012
Kansas University’s Bill Self was named the 2012 Naismith Men’s College Basketball Coach of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Sunday.
John Calipari talks about KU days
April 2, 2012
Kentucky coach John Calipari has done a lot of things and been a lot of places during the four decades he has been a basketball coach.
Wright-Conklin places fourth at national wrestling tourney
April 2, 2012
Lawrence High senior Reece Wright-Conklin earned All-America honors and finished in fourth place in the senior 182-pound division at the National High School Coaches Association Wrestling Championships, which took place over the weekend.
LHS baseball rips Shawnee Heights
April 2, 2012
Trevor Champagne went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, and CJ Stuever and Troy Willoughby each had three hits as Lawrence High cruised past Shawnee Heights — the undefeated Class 5A state baseball champion a year ago — 11-4 on Saturday at Lake Shawnee.
Anthony Davis supreme swatter
April 2, 2012
His trademark unibrow might have stolen headlines at times this season, but on Sunday the most talked-about part of Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis’ game was his ability to change games by blocking shots.
Kansas men’s golf places eighth
April 2, 2012
The Kansas men’s golf team finished in eighth place out of 10 teams on the final day of the Irish Creek Collegiate on Sunday.
Kansas underdog … on paper
April 2, 2012
Cartoonists would sketch slingshots in the hands of the Kansas University players, all aimed at the giant of college basketball, Anthony Davis. He plays for Kentucky, the winningest program of all-time. It makes for a nice story line. It also doesn’t fit anymore. It did in November, when nobody quite knew what to make of a KU team that had lost all four starters, including two NBA lottery picks, plus a reserve chosen in the second round.
KU tennis loses, 6-1, to Texas A&M
April 2, 2012
Dylan Windom claimed a singles victory, but Kansas University tennis lost, 6-1, to No. 16 Texas A&M in a dual on Sunday.
Oklahoma sweeps KU softball
April 2, 2012
Kansas University’s softball team outhit seventh-ranked Oklahoma, but the Jayhawks fell to the Sooners, 6-2, on Sunday at Martina Hynes Field.
Recycling plea
April 2, 2012
Pollution is a big deal. So, why don’t we treat it like one?
Community embraces co-ops
Cooperatives take many forms and are plentiful in Lawrence
April 2, 2012
Lawrence Community Nursery School sits at the corner of Seventh and Alabama. The preschool, affectionately called the Little Red School House, is a staple in the neighborhood and the community. But it’s more than that. It’s the second-oldest cooperative preschool in the nation.
When Fido needs more help than you can provide
April 2, 2012
It’s one thing to work with little Spanky in the yard and through the judicious use of treats teach him to sit up or roll over.
Fix-It Chick: Amending lawns with lime or sulfur
April 2, 2012
Growing a thick and luscious lawn can be a bit of a balancing act.
River City Jules: An enjoyable season
April 2, 2012
October 14, 2011. A leather-clad coach Bill Self rode into Late Night at the Phog, center court in Allen Fieldhouse, on a custom-designed motorcycle to usher in a new season of Kansas basketball.
Book review: ‘Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe’
April 2, 2012
“Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe” by Shelley Coriell was a fabulous and quick read.
Book review: ‘Dying to Know You’
April 2, 2012
As soon as I read the first page of “Dying to Know You” by Aidan Chambers, I was totally, completely hooked.
Opening day inspires baseball quiz
April 2, 2012 in print edition on B6
Think you’re ready for Opening Day? Prove it. Name the person or persons who:
It’s books against basketball
April 2, 2012
With basketball on CBS, PBS convenes a book club. “American Masters” (check local listings) profiles two Southern women whose books became some of the most beloved novels of the 20th century, inspiring classic motion pictures while also wrestling with larger issues of American racism and Southern identity.
Horoscope for April 2
April 2, 2012
For Monday, April 2: If you ever were to be described as dramatic, it would be this year. You have an energy, spirit and unusual sensitivity to people and situations. If you are single, you might get into dating much more than in past years. Anytime from summer on could bring a special person down your path.
Duct tape prom dress contest open
April 2, 2012
Can you use an extra $5,000 for college? You’re in luck. The 12th Annual Duck tape brand “Stuck at Prom” Scholarship Contest has begun.
Double Take: Don’t give in to pressure on waxing
April 2, 2012
I’m 17. My girlfriends told me that if I want to get with a guy I need to get a Brazilian wax and that all the boys they know will only be with me if I do it. I assume you know what that is. It sounds terrible to me and it will hurt and I don’t want to do it, but they’re pressuring me. What is your advice?
Go Green: Kitchen invaders part of the family
April 2, 2012
“May I have your attention please,” I recently shouted at the ants running a stack of dirty plates on the off chance that they had ears. “The cafeteria will be closing in five minutes. Please feel free to ask for any last-minute assistance you may need.”
100 years ago: Storms leave aftermath of bad roads, feed shortages
April 2, 2012
“Farmers living close to Lawrence report that they are short of feed and owing to the bad roads are unable to haul it in.”