Archive for Friday, March 9, 2012

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KU v. Baylor (Big 12 Tournament)
Who do you think will win the Republican caucus Saturday?

Poll results

Response Percent
Rick Santorum
Mitt Romney
Ron Paul
Newt Gingrich
Total 209
Did you take part in the Kansas Republican Party Caucus?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 526
Who's your favorite professional wrestler from the '80s and '90s?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’m not a professional wresting fan
Hulk Hogan
Macho Man Randy Savage
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Other (please specify in comments)
Nature Boy Ric Flair
The Ultimate Warrior
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Brutus the Barber Beefcake
The Honky Tonk Man
Total 684

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Thomas Robinson comes out to defend agianst a shot from Texas A&M forward Khris Middleton during the first half on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Matchup of Perry Jones III, Thomas Robinson should be doozy
March 8, 2012
Perry Jones III, the sleeping giant of the Big 12’s sleeping giants, awakened on his opening day of the postseason, Thursday in the Sprint Center.
10:00 a.m.
A Super Cell developed near Topeka around 6:00 p.m. and touched down briefly, as the story moved north east and near Oskaloosa, it was tornado's were developing but not had touched ground near Oskaloosa. This cell was west of McClouth trying to develop around 7:30 p.m. Schools prepare for tornado season
March 8, 2012
Last week’s devastating series of tornadoes throughout the Midwest raised tough questions on what schools should do when severe weather threaten to hit during the school day.
2:00 p.m.
Mike Yoder/Journal-World Photo
About the time KU was kicking off their first game in the Big 12 Conference Basketball Tournament, Tony Edwards, a junior at Free State High school, was shooting hoops at the Holcom Park Recreation Center Thursday, March 8, 2012. Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self has thrown his support behind a proposed public-private partnership that would build a new youth fieldhouse and recreation center in northwest Lawrence.
It’s official: Bill Self, KU want to join city in development of rec center, fieldhouse
2:07 p.m., March 8, 2012 Updated 3:29 p.m.
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self has thrown his support behind a proposed public-private partnership that would build a new youth fieldhouse and recreation center in northwest Lawrence.
10:00 p.m.
Bradley J. Allen gives his thoughts on the future of libraries to those gathered Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at the Lawrence Public Library. Allen, a Kansas University graduate, will become the new director of the Lawrence Public Library. KU grad hired as Lawrence Public Library’s new director
1:39 p.m., March 8, 2012 Updated 5:06 p.m.
A branch manager of a suburban Seattle library, who stresses how the library of the future should become a center of creativity, will become the new director of the Lawrence Public Library.

All stories

KU ousted from Big 12 tournament
March 9, 2012
Baylor beats KU.
Former KU standout Charlie Hoag dies
05:41 p.m., March 9, 2012 Updated 07:54 p.m.
Charlie Hoag, a four-sport star at Kansas University and a member of the school’s 1952 national-championship basketball team, died Thursday at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., the school announced Friday.
Gingrich: I won’t quit if I lose Tuesday in South
March 9, 2012
Spurning calls for him to get out, Newt Gingrich insisted Friday that he’ll stay in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even if he loses two Southern primaries next week.
Paul seeks Kansas delegates, ‘the more the merrier’
March 9, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is calling Kansas “a fertile field” as he pitches his libertarian views the day before state caucuses for delegates to the party’s national convention.
Santorum: Obama, Romney share distrust of America
March 9, 2012
Hoping to tap into deep distrust of Washington, Republican Rick Santorum suggested Friday that President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney share a top priority: to take away Americans’ money and freedom so they can tell them how to live.
Romney eager to connect with Southern voters
04:49 p.m., March 9, 2012 Updated 04:49 p.m.
Eager to connect with Southern voters, Mitt Romney on Friday burnished his business credentials — and his newfound love for cheesy grits — as he sought support for his Republican presidential campaign in Alabama and Mississippi.
House supports concealed carry in public buildings, but allows universities to opt out
March 9, 2012
Under House Bill 2353, people who have a concealed carry permit would be allowed to bring a gun into a state or city facility unless the building had adequate security measures, such as electronic screening equipment and guards, to ensure that no weapons could be brought in. Because of the additional security costs, many public buildings will have to allow concealed carry if the measure is enacted into law.
Anti-abortion group opposes KU Medical Center efforts to change bill
March 9, 2012
House Bill 2598, called the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, would make numerous changes to state law sought by anti-abortion advocates. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee will probably vote on the measure next week.
Tyshawn Taylor named Cousy Award finalist
March 9, 2012
Kansas senior guard Tyshawn Taylor has been named one of five finalists for the 2012 Bob Cousy Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday.
Economy adds 227K jobs, jobless rate unchanged
March 9, 2012
U.S. employers added 227,000 jobs in February to complete three of the best months of hiring since the recession ended. The unemployment rate was unchanged, largely because more people streamed into the work force.
Pittsburg State receives $5 million gift
March 9, 2012
Pittsburg State University officials say a $5 million gift will help efforts to build a Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Kansas House finishing work on budget
March 9, 2012
A key Kansas House committee is nearing the end of its work on a draft of the state budget.
State Senate panel to review voter citizenship bill
March 9, 2012
A Kansas Senate committee is preparing to review a proposal to require some potential voters to prove their citizenship starting in June, ahead of this year’s presidential election.
Town Talk: Clothing resale store opens near Hy-Vee on Sixth; a story of old Packards at 11th and Rhode Island; one-bedroom apartments planned near KU
March 9, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Statehouse Live: Senate leaders propose tax incentives for bioscience, manufacturing businesses
March 9, 2012
The “Kansas Works” proposal is contained in two bills that will be considered next week by the Senate tax committee.
Handcrafted goodies to be featured at festival
March 9, 2012
Jacque Knighton started crafting — and what would become her business, Touch of Light — a few years back in
Journal-World earns 26 awards of excellence in Kansas Press Association contest
March 9, 2012
The Lawrence Journal-World news and advertising divisions Thursday won 26 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence.
Stocks double in three years, but it’s a lonely party
March 9, 2012
The stock market is missing you.
Senate blocks bid to speed pipeline from Canada
March 9, 2012
Under pressure from the White House, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday blocked a Republican bid to speed approval of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
Syrian oil minister defects, calls regime sinking ship
March 9, 2012
Syria’s deputy oil minister appeared tense as he looked at the camera and announced in a video that he has defected from President Bashar Assad’s regime, acknowledging he expects government forces to “burn my home” and “persecute my family.”
Fire destroys rural Tonganoxie home
March 9, 2012
A rural Tonganoxie home was destroyed by fire Wednesday night.
Woman released from hospital after March 2 motorcycle accident
March 9, 2012
Elizabeth Stark, 44, of Lawrence, was released Wednesday from Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., hospital spokesman Bob Hallinan said.
Baldwin City man, 70, arrested for illegally shooting decoy deer in December
12:43 a.m., March 9, 2012 Updated 12:18 p.m.
A 70-year-old Baldwin City man was arrested Thursday afternoon for illegally shooting a decoy deer during a December 2011 sting operation.
Heard on the Hill: Brackets are everywhere (and more to come); KU vertebrate paleontologist weighs in on new dinosaur find; KU Student Senate committees OK funds for Wescoe Beach
March 9, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Wall or hedge?
March 9, 2012
I strongly protest politicians advocating an “absolute wall of separation between church and state.” Probably I do not know — nor has it been explicit — what an “absolute wall” means.
‘On Death Row’ genuine and insightful
March 9, 2012
The words haunting, thoughtful, strange and compelling don’t begin to describe “On Death Row” (9 p.m., ID), a new four-part series from director Werner Herzog that airs on Fridays through March 30. “Row” dispenses with the lurid melodrama of most true-crime series and the longing for vengeance that permeates many stories about capital crimes. Instead, the filmmaker, reviewing cases in Texas and Florida, describes the nearly unimaginable horrors in calm, conversational tones and conducts carefully modulated interviews with hardened killers.
Report: FBI probes Auburn for point shaving
March 9, 2012 in print edition on B2
Federal authorities are investigating suspended Auburn point guard Varez Ward for alleged point shaving involving in at least two games this season, Yahoo Sports reported Thursday.
Horoscope for March 9
March 9, 2012
For Friday, March 9: This year you see life from a more caring perspective. You develop more empathy and gain understanding. Sometimes you could be jolted by your insights. Use care with your finances. Do not take risks where you cannot take the loss. If you are single, your circle of friends might change, and you could meet someone quite intense. If you are attached, there could be financial struggles. Consider getting separate bank accounts.
K.C. tops Rockies
March 9, 2012 in print edition on B2
Royals rotation candidates Felipe Paulino and Aaron Crow each pitched two scoreless innings and Kansas City beat the Colorado Rockies, 5-0, on Thursday.
How former Jayhawks fared (March 9)
March 9, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 8.
Aggies pick poison, Elijah Johnson makes ’em pay
March 9, 2012
Three times now, the Texas A&M men’s basketball team has tried to limit the production of Kansas University’s All-Big 12 stars Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor, and three times other Jayhawks have made the Aggies pay.
Bill Self ‘not a fan’ of Baylor’s neon uniforms
March 9, 2012
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self heard Baylor’s Bears will wear black jerseys today, not the bright neon green outfits they sported in an 82-74 Big 12 tournament quarterfinal victory over Kansas State on Thursday in Sprint Center.
Coach Bill Self not happy with KU board work
March 9, 2012
Kansas coach Bill Self entered the halftime locker room and told his team that it needed to rebound better and that it stunk in that area Thursday. Or, at least his words were close to that, KU guard Tyshawn Taylor said.
Kansas women fall, anxiously await fate
March 9, 2012
Let the waiting begin.
25 years ago: KU faculty discuss unionization
March 9, 2012
Two union organizations were competing for a chance to represent Kansas University faculty members.
40 years ago: Gambling struck down by Kansas Senate
March 9, 2012
A 22-18 vote in the Kansas Senate today killed a resolution which would have amended the state Constitution to allow lotteries in Kansas.
100 years ago: Weaver’s owner returns from NYC buying trip
March 9, 2012
“‘Most of the men are too busy talking politics to do business.’”
Home cookin’: Family visit gives Elijah Johnson boost
March 9, 2012
Kansas University junior combo guard Elijah Johnson headed home to Gary, Ind., with a heavy heart Sunday as he mourned the death of his beloved uncle, William D. “Dough Boy” Couisnard, Sr. Johnson returned to campus Tuesday night with a smile on his face, feeling invigorated after spending quality time with his loved ones at Monday’s visitation and Tuesday morning’s funeral service.
What rivals can teach Romney
March 9, 2012 in print edition on A8
Some presidential candidates surge toward a nomination; some sneak up upon a nomination in the dead of night. Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, believing his hour has come round at last, at best seems to be slouching toward the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
Partisan appearance
If Secretary of State Kris Kobach wants Kansans to be confident in their election process, he should step aside from his partisan political activities.
March 9, 2012
As the Kansas secretary of state, Kris Kobach’s most important job is to oversee elections in the state.
Break oil cycle
March 9, 2012
The price of gasoline has hit $4 a gallon in some parts of the country, and many are worried we could see $5-a-gallon gas by the summer. These higher gas prices threaten to slow our economic recovery, and some politicians are citing this as a reason to open more areas up for oil drilling and to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.