Archive for Thursday, March 8, 2012

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KU women vs. A&M (Big 12 tournament) KU v. A&M (Big 12 Tournament) The day in photos, March 8, 2012
Do you think a youth fieldhouse/sports tournament center in northwest Lawrence would be successful?

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6:00 a.m.
Ryley Wheat, 9, a third-grader at Quail Run Elementary, with his favorite bird, "Sassy Girl." The bird — a rare lorikeet — was stolen from Pet World on Feb. 6. Ryley had already saved $400 of the $900 he needed to purchase the bird when she was stolen. Boy saving up to buy rare lorikeet bird stolen from Lawrence pet store wants it returned
March 7, 2012
The theft of a rare bird — a lorikeet named Sassy Girl — from Pet World, 711 W. 23rd St., has broken the hearts of at least two area children. “I was just really sad and mad at the same time,” said Ryley Wheat, 9, a third-grader at Quail Run Elementary.
10:00 a.m.
Joe Jones was exonerated in 1992 of a 1985 Topeka rape after DNA showed he wasn't the assailant. Two decades after his release, a DNA match has identified a suspect, though police are withholding the name until the DNA testing is confirmed. 26 years after Topeka man wrongly imprisoned for rape, DNA databank finds match to potential suspect
March 7, 2012
Against the odds, Topeka police said Wednesday they’d received a hit in the DNA databank, inching closer to resolving the 27-year-old crime. “A person has been identified,” Arensdorf said. “We’re very excited about this.”
1:00 p.m.
Kansas University guard Tyshawn Taylor stands at halfcourt of the Sprint Center during a brief shootaround in preparation for the Big 12 tournament opener against Texas A&M in this 2012 file photo. The Big 12 signed an extension Friday to keep the league's men's basketball tournament in K.C. through 2016. Bring on Aggies: ‘Different’ men’s team at Sprint Center
March 8, 2012
Kansas University’s basketball players on Wednesday returned to the scene of their depressing mid-December loss to mid-major Davidson. The Jayhawks followed a rigorous practice in Allen Fieldhouse with a 35-minute shootaround in Sprint Center, site of today’s 2 p.m. Big 12 tournament quarterfinal between KU (26-5) and Texas A&M (14-17).
4:16 p.m.
Republican contenders for the presidential nomination will compete in the Kansas caucus Saturday. From left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Republican presidential hopefuls turn their attention to Kansas
March 7, 2012
The stakes are high in the tight race as Kansas Republicans will be caucusing in 96 locations around the state to vote for their preferred nominee. The results will determine how the Kansas GOP allocates its 40 delegates to the Republican National Convention.
10:00 p.m.
The Kansas University Medical Center and Hospital pictured in the background sits just yards from the state line. The center is feeling the effects of budget reductions. KU Medical Center concerned that anti-abortion bill could jeopardize accreditation
March 7, 2012
State Rep. Sean Gatewood, D-Topeka, who opposes the bill, said Wednesday that if the measure were enacted into law, the KU Medical Center would lose accreditation for its Obstetrics/Gynecology program.

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