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Archive for Saturday, March 10, 2012

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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas center Jeff Withey can't block a three-pointer from Baylor guard Brady Heslip during the second half on Friday, March 9, 2012. If foe looks good, Kansas doesn’t
March 10, 2012
Nothing about the way the teams looked sharing the Sprint Center court made it seem as if the guys who lost were the ones who won the conference and the guys who won were seeded fourth after finishing four games out of first place during an 18-game schedule.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas legislators are considering allowing guns on college campuses. 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.
2:00 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. 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.
4:00 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. Rick Santorum wins Kansas presidential caucuses
2:25 p.m., March 10, 2012 Updated 12:59 a.m.
Rick Santorum overwhelmingly won the Kansas Republican presidential caucuses on Saturday, bolstering his claim that front-runner Mitt Romney hasn’t locked up the GOP nomination.

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Armed robbery suspect still at large
March 10, 2012
Lawrence police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that took place on Iowa Street Saturday evening.
Santorum wins Douglas County Republican caucus
March 10, 2012
Republicans were gathering statewide at 96 locations to pick their preferred nominee. The voting will determine how the Kansas GOP allocates its 40 delegates to the Republican National Convention.
Rick Santorum wins Kansas presidential caucuses
02:25 p.m., March 10, 2012 Updated 12:59 a.m.
Rick Santorum overwhelmingly won the Kansas Republican presidential caucuses on Saturday, bolstering his claim that front-runner Mitt Romney hasn’t locked up the GOP nomination.
Saturday column: Money will be key factor in presidential campaign
March 10, 2012
Unless there are some major surprises, it appears former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency.
Enthusiastic crowd turns out for Paul rally ahead of today’s GOP caucuses
March 10, 2012
A smaller government with greater individual liberties would bring economic prosperity to Kansas and throughout the country. That was Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s message to a packed house at the Lied Center on Kansas University’s campus Friday night. It was his third appearance of the day in the state, after events in Topeka and Wichita, ahead of today’s statewide caucuses.
Charges dismissed in domestic dispute
March 10, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors Friday dismissed aggravated battery and criminal threat charges against a 24-year-old Lawrence man in connection with a January domestic dispute.
Second woman charged in Burrito King altercation
March 10, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors have charged a second Lawrence woman in connection with a Jan. 1 battery that occurred in the drive-thru lane at Burrito King, 900 Ill., early on New Year’s Day. Kristin E. Silva, 29, appeared in court Friday on an aggravated battery charge in which she’s accused of injuring another Lawrence woman.
Charges filed in shooting of decoy deer
March 10, 2012
Douglas County prosecutors have filed four misdemeanor charges against a 70-year-old Baldwin City accused of illegally shooting a decoy deer during a December 2011 sting operation.
Edgerton man arrested after report of road rage
March 10, 2012
Lawrence police arrested a 32-year-old Edgerton man on outstanding warrants Friday after he was involved in a dispute with his ex-girlfriend, a 24-year-old woman, over the possession of a Ford Taurus Friday morning in west Lawrence.
U.S. adds 227,000 jobs
March 10, 2012
The United States added 227,000 jobs in February, the latest display of the breadth and strength of the economic recovery. The country has put together the most impressive three months of job growth since before the Great Recession.
Deal reached on prison handover in Afghanistan
March 10, 2012
The U.S. military and the Afghan government sealed an agreement Friday on the gradual transfer of control of the main U.S. prison in the country, a last-minute breakthrough that brings the first progress in months in contentious negotiations over a long-term partnership.
Aging gorilla gets bunny companion
March 10, 2012
An elderly gorilla that lives at a Pennsylvania zoo has a new companion: a bunny named Panda.
Baylor bomber’s treys sink KU
March 10, 2012
It might not have been a career night for Baylor guard Brady Heslip in the box score, but it definitely was as important a night as he ever had experienced.
Signs of hope on race relations
March 10, 2012
America continues to change. Over time, ideals that once seemed out of reach become visible on the horizon.
Rolen, Reds turn back Royals, 5-1
March 10, 2012 in print edition on B2
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen fouled off some tough pitches from Vin Mazzaro before hitting an RBI single on Friday.
Nebraska fires Sadler after last-place finish
March 10, 2012 in print edition on B2
Nebraska fired coach Doc Sadler on Friday after the team he expected to be his best in his six years at the school posted the program’s lowest win total since 2003.
Weber dismissed as Illinois coach
March 10, 2012 in print edition on B2
Illinois fired Bruce Weber on Friday, letting go of a fiery coach whose first three years with the Illini included a run to the national championship game before a long slide the past six years ended with a 17-15 mark this season.
How former Jayhawks fared (March 10)
March 10, 2012 in print edition on B8
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 9.
Final, not MU, on KU’s minds
March 10, 2012
There will be no third meeting between Kansas and Missouri this college basketball season … unless the squads meet in the NCAA Tournament.
Jayhawks place at track nationals
March 10, 2012
Kansas University long jumpers Francine Simpson and Andrea Geubelle took sixth and eighth places respectively on Friday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
KU tennis loses 5-2 to Oklahoma
March 10, 2012
Kansas University’s tennis team lost its third straight dual, 5-2, to Oklahoma on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Jayhawks most disappointed in ‘D’
March 10, 2012
Kansas University guard Conner Teahan was honest when asked what contributed most to his team’s poor defensive effort Friday against Baylor. “I guess airheadedness,” the senior said following KU’s 81-72 loss in the Big 12 semifinals. “I know that there were times where people were not knowing what defense we were in or what we were doing — like, ‘Are we trapping the post or not trapping the post?’”
KU baseball splits doubleheader
March 10, 2012
The Kansas University baseball team split a doubleheader against Stony Brook on Friday at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
Jayhawk softball team wins, 17-1, ties school record
March 10, 2012
Five Kansas University softball players hit home runs as KU beat down Delaware State, 17-1, on Friday at the Osprey Classic and tied a 1992 school record for consecutive wins, with 17.
If foe looks good, Kansas doesn’t
March 10, 2012
Nothing about the way the teams looked sharing the Sprint Center court made it seem as if the guys who lost were the ones who won the conference and the guys who won were seeded fourth after finishing four games out of first place during an 18-game schedule.
Wait and see: KU must sweat out NCAA seed
March 10, 2012
Senior point guard Tyshawn Taylor spoke up, breaking the silence in a somber Kansas University basketball locker room Friday night in Sprint Center. “I just told my team once coach walked out that everybody should be disappointed because we shouldn’t have lost,” Taylor said after the Jayhawks’ 81-72 Big 12 tournament semifinal setback to Baylor.
Gingrich: I won’t quit if I lose Tuesday
March 10, 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.
Lawsuit against Lawrence bank attributed to ‘family feud’
March 10, 2012
A long-simmering family dispute has morphed into a lawsuit against Lawrence-based The University National Bank and its board of directors.
Repairs to close Clinton Lake road
March 10, 2012
Vehicle access to Clinton Lake’s Woodridge Park will be blocked next week so crews with Douglas County Public Works can replace two culverts.
Daylight saving time begins this weekend
March 10, 2012
It’s time again to spring forward. (And not, of course, to fall back.)
Lawrence women fast for fair wages
March 10, 2012
Lawrence activist Shona Clarkson was “really nervous” about participating in her first fast this week in Lakeland, Fla., in support of fair wages for field workers across the country.
City Commission agenda for March 13
March 10, 2012
Bottom line City commissioners are expected to extend the special use permit for the Lawrence Community Shelter at 10th and Kentucky streets as part of the consent agenda.
Investigation ongoing in veteran’s death
March 10, 2012
Lawrence police continue to investigate the death of a 27-year-old Iraq veteran and whether it was connected to a fight he was involved in hours before he died.
Senators tout tax plan to bring jobs
March 10, 2012
Senate Republican leaders on Friday introduced tax incentives that they said will increase bioscience and manufacturing jobs in Kansas without harming the state budget.
25 years ago: Lottery ticket sales a possibility on KU campus
March 10, 2012
Jim Long, director of the Kansas Union, said he had been following the progress of the gambling bill.
40 years ago: City staff rush to Topeka to save Lawrence jobs
March 10, 2012
The Kansas House had voted to kill a bill extending a local-option sales tax.
100 years ago: Winter continues wet and cold for Lawrence
March 10, 2012
“Rain! Sleet! Snow! Thus provided the weather man for over Sunday and an ample quantity of each.”
Horoscope for March 10
March 10, 2012
For Saturday, March 10: This year you relate on a one-on-one level, and people are more open as a result. You also come to understand what ails a key person in your life. If you are attached, this person could be your sweetie. If you are single, you might encounter stiffness when relating to new people. You are more open than in the past.
Palin has more depth in ‘Game’
March 10, 2012
The HBO movie adaptation of “Game Change” (8 p.m. Saturday), the 2010 best-seller about the 2008 presidential election, offers a three-dimensional and often sympathetic look at Sarah Palin.
Review of Olive Garden becomes Internet sensation
March 10, 2012
A North Dakota newspaper columnist sat down to review her town’s hot new Italian restaurant, rhapsodizing about the chicken Alfredo, crisp greens and “two long, warm breadsticks.”
Greece secures biggest debt deal in history
March 10, 2012
Greece’s private creditors agreed Friday to take cents on the euro in the biggest debt writedown in history, paving the way for an enormous second bailout for the country to keep Europe’s economy from being dragged further into chaos.
Price range wide for birth control
March 10, 2012
Birth control that you must take every single day? A more goof-proof option that costs a lot upfront but then works for several years? Or something in between?
Word offends
March 10, 2012
I was offended by Cathy Hamilton’s repeated use of the word “freaking” in her column in the March 3 edition of the Journal-World.
Right action
March 10, 2012
I would like to commend our police chief, Tarik Khatib, for doing the right thing in dealing with the ticket-fixing matter.
Around and About for March 10, 2012
March 10, 2012
Anna Heimes, a junior from Bonner Springs, was among a group of 27 new members inducted into the University of Dallas chapter of Beta Beta Beta, a national honor society founded in 1922 to promote scholarship in the biological sciences.
Israel’s future more urgent than Obama’s
March 10, 2012 in print edition on A8
It’s Lucy and the football, Iran-style. After ostensibly tough talk about preventing Iran from going nuclear, the Obama administration acquiesced to yet another round of talks with the mullahs.