Archive for Sunday, March 11, 2012

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KU NCAA Selection Show Press Conference
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Capitol Briefing: Major tax debate on tap; voucher bill in play; seniors on the hook to fish, hunt
March 11, 2012
Debate is scheduled for Monday on a sweeping change in Kansas tax policy that is being pushed by House Republican leaders.
Around and about in local business
March 11, 2012
Local business news for the week ending March 9, 2012.
How to help: Support group needs volunteers to supervise children during meetings
March 11, 2012
The Helping Hands Support Group, facilitated through Kansas Children’s Service League, or KCSL, is looking for volunteers to assist with child care.
KU is No. 2 seed in Midwest region, will face 15th-seeded Detroit at approximately 8:57 p.m. Friday
05:37 p.m., March 11, 2012 Updated 09:15 p.m.
The Kansas men’s basketball team has been selected as a No. 2 seed in the Midwest region and will face 15th-seeded Detroit at approximately 8:57 p.m. Friday.
American Muslims need pop culture
March 11, 2012 in print edition on A9
A few words on what American Muslims need. We were discussing this, an olive-skinned Muslim man and I, at a banquet last year, when he said a wistful, poignant thing that has stayed with me ever since. “We thought we were white,” he said.
KU’s business school dean stresses need for new, updated building
March 11, 2012
When Neeli Bendapudi, dean of Kansas University’s School of Business, gave a presentation recently to the Lawrence Rotary Club on a totally unrelated topic, she still managed to work in a few references to the school’s biggest need.
Lawrence residents start support group for wheelchair users
March 11, 2012
Two Lawrence residents want to share what they’ve learned since becoming wheelchair-bound.
Kaw Water Treatment Plant improvements begin
March 11, 2012
Construction has begun on a $600,000 project to improve the reliability of the city’s Kaw Water Treatment Plant, and planning is under way for a $7 million project that will involve trying to figure out the shifting sands of the Kansas River.
Pump Patrol
March 11, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.65 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
Stretch of county road to close Monday until November
March 11, 2012
A busy county road will be closed to through traffic for the next nine months as crews work to replace a bridge over the Wakarusa River.
Sisters give birth within 1 day of each other
March 11, 2012
Sisters Courtney and Jessalyn Cobb gave birth within one day of each other: Jessalyn had a daughter, Laikyn Dondlinger, on March 7, and Courtney gave birth to a son, Maxson Poeverlein, the very next day.
Shots fired after Wichita concert; 1 killed
March 11, 2012
Wichita police aren’t identifying a person who was killed by gunfire after a hip-hop concert in the city’s Old Town district.
Sheriff warns of effects from cuts
March 11, 2012
As advocates ask state legislators to spare the state’s mental health system from further cuts, they argue taxpayers will still bear the costs as more mentally ill individuals will end up in county jails or correctional facilities.
State contest puts calculated moves to test
Chess competition draws almost 600 students
March 11, 2012
Nearly 600 students participated in the Kansas State Scholastic Chess Championships at the Kansas Union on Saturday.
Behind the Lens: Learn about photography by getting involved
March 11, 2012
Writing these columns is my attempt to spark interest and expand your knowledge of photography. Unfortunately, it’s a one-way conversation. If your main photography instruction and insight is coming from this or other solitary sources like books, magazines etc., I encourage you to explore other avenues of photo education.
25 years ago: Seasonal downtown banners unveiled
March 11, 2012
Lawrence city commissioners had recently approved designs for a downtown banner project.
40 years ago: Haskell students injured in downtown fracas
March 11, 2012
Officers had been called to the scene of a fight in the Old Mission Inn.
100 years ago: Eudora girl wins first place in county spelling bee
March 11, 2012
“The interest in the spelling bee was much greater than had been expected.”
Linsanity, Tebowmania nearing end
March 11, 2012 in print edition on B2
The thump-thump of helicopter blades announced Peyton Manning’s arrival in Denver, prompting some curious fans to head over to team headquarters to see if they could catch a glimpse of the quarterback cast off by the Colts just a few days before.
Manning watch fuels speculation
March 11, 2012 in print edition on B2
The Peyton Manning stakeout moved to Arizona on Saturday, even though there was no sign of the superstar in the desert.
Jayhawk divers finish NCAAs
March 11, 2012
Kansas University divers Christy Cash placed 18th and Alyssa Golden finished 28th after the final day of competition at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships on Saturday.
Kansas soccer beats Nebraska
March 11, 2012
The Kansas University soccer team defeated Nebraska, 2-1, on Saturday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
KU women’s golf in fourth place
March 11, 2012
The Kansas University women’s golf team is tied for fourth place out of 16 teams after the second day of the Rio Verde Invitational on Saturday.
KU women win 2 titles, place 2nd in Indoor
March 11, 2012
Kansas University’s women’s track and field team had two individual national champions and placed a program-best second in the team race at the NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday.
Home runs push KU baseball to 9-4 win
March 11, 2012
Connor McKay belted out a grand slam, Chris Manship hit another home run, and Kansas University’s baseball team took down Minnesota, 9-4, on Saturday at the Golden Gopher Baseball Classic.
How former Jayhawks fared (March 11)
March 11, 2012 in print edition on B7
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 10.
Tigers win Big 12 crown before hitting road
March 11, 2012
It seemed as if everybody was rooting against Missouri, the school that nearly brought the Big 12 to ruin, and you can be sure coach Frank Haith and the rest of the Tigers heard them. They made sure to leave a lasting impression on their way to the SEC.
Jayhawk softball extends KU record with 18th, 19th straight wins
March 11, 2012
Kansas University’s softball team set a school record for consecutive victories on Saturday at the Osprey Classic, winning its 18th and 19th straight games.
Brittney Griner stifled; Bears still win
March 11, 2012
The ticker-tape fell from the ceiling of old Municipal Auditorium, and Brittney Griner and the rest of her Baylor teammates hoisted another trophy as Big 12 tournament champions. Then they filed out of the arena and right back to the locker room. This wasn’t a party, after all. This was business.
Tourney top seeds appear fairly set
March 11, 2012
Like the names inside an Oscar envelope or the unveiling of a wedding dress, the NCAA Tournament field is one of the few anticipated revelations that remain secret until a pivotal moment.
All for 1 … or 2: Jayhawks say seed doesn’t matter
March 11, 2012
Kansas University’s basketball players rested Saturday, catching their collective breath in advance of today’s practice and 5 p.m. NCAA Tournament Selection Show on CBS. “No idea on 1 or 2,” KU coach Bill Self said in a text message Saturday night, responding to the question of the day — whether his Jayhawks (27-6) would be awarded a No. 1 seed for the third straight year and fifth in the last sixth years or a No. 2 seed in the 2012 Big Dance.
Out of bed: Hospitals seek to keep elderly strong
March 11, 2012
At least one-third of hospital patients older than 70 leave more frail than when they arrived, and many become too weak to go home. Nursing home care or rehabilitation often are needed, and even then, research suggests more than two-thirds remain weaker a year after being in the hospital.
Syria assaults opposition as diplomacy staggers
March 11, 2012
Syria launched a long-anticipated assault to crush the opposition in the rebellious north on Saturday, bombarding its main city with tank shells from all sides and clashing with rebel fighters struggling to hold back an invasion.
A year after tsunami, distrust lingers
March 11, 2012
Even in Tokyo, more than 200 miles from the northeastern region devastated by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that caused radiation to spew from the nuclear plant, residents fear that local schoolyards are laced with dangerous isotopes.
Pentagon aims to resume military help for Yemen
March 11, 2012
The Pentagon plans to resume programs that would pay for military training and equipment in Yemen, nearly a year after halting aid to the key counterterrorism partner because of escalating internal chaos.
Recreation opportunity
Many details remain to be worked out, but it’s nice to see plans moving forward for a major new recreation facility in Lawrence.
March 11, 2012
Emerging plans to build a major recreation facility in northwest Lawrence present some exciting possibilities for the city.
Horoscope for March 11
March 11, 2012
For Sunday, March 11: Learn to deal with others directly. You often feel as if others do not hear you or take you seriously. One-on-one conversations prove to be more effective. Your unique vision and tendency to detach from situations might be hard for others to comprehend. If you are single, someone quite different walks into your life. Learn and grow with this person. If you are attached, the two of you grow together because of a mutual decision surrounding a seminar, travel or a new person in your lives.
Show offers little insight on Iranians
March 11, 2012
A week dominated by a political debate over clamor for war with Iran concludes with “Shahs of Sunset” (9 p.m., Bravo), a reality-television look at young Persians living large in Los Angeles. Or, as one calls it, “Tehrangeles.”
Vodka shots and hashtags: PBR Book Club defies stuffy literary discussion
March 11, 2012
It ain’t your grandmother’s book club.
Bigger government is more lawless
March 11, 2012 in print edition on A9
Two policies of the Obama administration illustrate an axiom: As government expands, its lawfulness contracts. Consider the administration’s desire to continue funding UNESCO and to develop a national curriculum for primary and secondary education.
Faith Forum: How do you observe Lent?
March 11, 2012
The Rev. Rob Baldwin and Charles Gruber answer.