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Supreme Court weighs making health coverage a fact of life
March 17, 2012
Death, taxes and now health insurance? Having a medical plan or else paying a fine is about to become another certainty of American life, unless the Supreme Court says no.
Horse racing drama ‘Luck’ proved too real for HBO
March 17, 2012
Horse racing has long withstood the deaths of its skittish, injury-prone thoroughbreds. Hollywood proved it lacks the stomach for it.
Mauritania arrests ex-top Libyan official
March 17, 2012
Mauritania on Saturday arrested Moammar Gadhafi’s former intelligence chief, accused of attacking civilians during the uprising in Libya last year and the 1989 bombing of a French airliner. The International Criminal Court, France and Libya all said they want to prosecute Abdullah al-Senoussi.
Artist changes show after Apple firestorm
March 17, 2012
Mike Daisey, the off-Broadway performer who admitted that he made up parts of his one-man show about Apple products being made in Chinese sweatshops, has cut questionable sections from the monologue and added a prologue explaining the controversy.
GOP preps for budget battle with Democrats, Obama
March 17, 2012
After a few months of relative peace on the budget front, Democrats and Republicans are readying for a party-defining, election-year fight over trillion dollar-plus deficits and what to do about them.
N.J. spycam case stirs debate
March 17, 2012
There was a verdict in the wrenching Rutgers webcam spying case, but no resolution to a broader question that hovered over it: To what extent are hate crime laws a help or a hindrance in the pursuit of justice?
Twin suicide blasts kill dozens in Syrian capital
March 17, 2012
Two suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in near-simultaneous attacks on heavily guarded intelligence and security buildings in the Syrian capital Damascus Saturday, killing at least 27 people.
Woes plagued suspect in Afghan killings
March 17, 2012
Bypassed for a promotion and struggling to pay for his house, Robert Bales was eyeing a way out of his job at a Washington state military base months before he allegedly gunned down 16 civilians in an Afghan war zone, records and interviews showed as a deeper picture emerged Saturday of the Army sergeant’s financial troubles and brushes with the law.
Around and about in local business
March 17, 2012
Rob Kiefer represented Kief’s Audio/Video at the Brand Source convention in Orlando, Fla. Brand Source is a buying group for audio/video/appliance retailers.
2 from La., 1 from Kan. killed in crash
March 17, 2012
Two men from Louisiana and one person from Kansas have been killed in a crash in central Kansas’ Barton County.
Boeing, union discuss facility closure
March 17, 2012
The Machinists union has begun talks with Boeing about what will happen to Wichita’s hourly workers as the company closes the facility.
Creativity on parade for St. Patrick’s Day
March 17, 2012
The Lawrence sky was a little gloomy Saturday morning as the community prepared for the 25th annual Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Legislators heading toward redistricting collision
March 17, 2012
The Kansas Legislature is headed toward a collision over congressional redistricting.
Arrest made in early morning shooting
03:55 a.m., March 17, 2012 Updated 10:58 a.m.
Police have made one arrest in the early Saturday morning shooting of a 30-year-old Lawrence man, said Sgt. Ted Bordman.
University Press publishes new book revealing ‘Deep Throat’ motives
March 17, 2012
A new book being published by the University Press of Kansas on the reasons why the man known as “Deep Throat” helped newspaper reporters in the Watergate case caught the attention of John Dean, a former White House counsel who served President Richard Nixon.
Company reports stolen A.C., copper tubing
March 17, 2012
Angel Property Management, in the 2700 block of Grand Circle, reported that someone had stolen an air conditioning unit and copper tubing valued at a total of $1,530 between midnight and 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to police reports.
Man reports stolen Buick LeSable
March 17, 2012
• A 65-year-old Lawrence man reported that his white 1995 Buick LeSable had been stolen from the 2800 block of Iowa Street sometime between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday, according to police reports.
Fifth-grader reports man made her feel unconfortable
March 17, 2012
Administrators at New York School reported to police and notified parents on Friday that a fifth-grade female student had reported seeing a man driving a white van “gestured toward her and made her feel uncomfortable as she walked to school,” according to a school district official.
Pump patrol
March 17, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.75 at several stations.
Panel won’t act on Kobach citizenship rule
March 17, 2012
A key state senator is blocking a committee vote on Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s legislation to require new Kansas voters to prove their U.S. citizenship ahead of this year’s presidential election, possibly dooming the measure.
Royals’ Perez out three months
March 17, 2012 in print edition on A2
Royals catcher Salvador Perez had surgery Friday to repair a tear in his left knee and will miss at least three months, an injury that’s left Kansas City looking to get someone as a fill-in.
Niners added to Manning mix
March 17, 2012 in print edition on A2
The 49ers are in the chase for Peyton Manning. The Dolphins and Cardinals are out. And the Broncos and Titans want to make sure the four-time NFL MVP is healthy.
How former Jayhawks fared (March 17)
March 17, 2012 in print edition on A7
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 16
Purdue next test for KU
12:00 a.m., March 17, 2012 Updated 02:21 p.m.
Kansas at 7:40 p.m. Sunday will meet Purdue, a 72-69 winner over St. Mary’s on Friday night. Purdue (22-12, 10-8 Big 10) led by as many 13 points before holding on for the victory.
Titans troubled by Jayhawks’ size
March 17, 2012
He entered the night billed as the only former McDonald’s All-American on the floor, but played a game more befitting of a Hardee’s all-star.
Notre Dame drops Kansas baseball
March 17, 2012
Notre Dame pitchers Will Hudgins and Cristian Torres combined to shut out the Kansas University baseball team, 1-0, on Friday at the Irish Baseball Classic.
Missouri snaps streak, one-hits KU softball for 10-0 win
March 17, 2012
The Kansas University softball team’s 20-game winning streak came to an abrupt end Friday as the Jayhawks managed just one hit and lost, 10-0, at No. 12 Missouri.
No mercy: Kansas avoids upset
March 17, 2012
Tyshawn Taylor was lounging in his Embassy Suites hotel room Friday afternoon when he decided to check his infamous Twitter account. “Somebody wrote on there that we should call today ‘Upset Friday,’’’ Taylor, Kansas University’s senior point guard, said after the Jayhawks’ 65-50 Midwest Regional-opening victory over Detroit Mercy in CenturyLink Center.
Kansas women staying sane before March Madness debut
March 17, 2012
Things have been pretty relaxed the last few days for the Kansas University women’s basketball team.
Purdue holds off St. Mary’s
March 17, 2012
Although there were dozens of plays by both teams that helped shape the outcome of Friday’s 72-69 victory for No. 10 seed Purdue over No. 7 seed St. Mary’s, the most important ones were the type children dream about year in and year out.
Defense carries Jayhawks
March 17, 2012
The Kansas University basketball players were back in the team hotel when Norfolk State knocked Missouri out of the NCAA Tournament. They were listening to their coach, Bill Self, give his pregame speech when Lehigh had Duke on the ropes.
25 years ago: ‘Bald is Beautiful’ for some Lawrence men
March 17, 2012
Balding men in Lawrence were having mixed reactions to the announcement of a possible cure for hair loss.
40 years ago: Local man damages bridge to move house
March 17, 2012
A Lawrence man was facing charges of felonious destruction of property after an incident involving a moving house.
Gun rebuttal
March 17, 2012
I believe there should have been some counterpoint to Rep. Winn’s comments to offset the obvious negative point she was making. Fair journalistic reporting would have shown all sides of this issue.
Packard graveyard also home to a piece of Irish history
March 17, 2012
Back before crazy Sandbar floats, Shriners on three-wheelers or any other sight you may see in today’s 25th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, there was a Lawrence corner where a wee bit of the Irish spirit was on constant display.
Capital campaign will play critical role in KU future
March 17, 2012
Next month, Kansas University and KU Endowment Association officials will kick off the public phase of Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, the university’s fourth capital campaign.
Performance art
March 17, 2012
I wish to announce the upcoming season of a production of what I consider to be an important work of art.
Eating cake
March 17, 2012
World War I lasted from August 1914 to November 1918. Tens of millions died; 50 miles of utter desolation stretched from Switzerland to the Channel. The wealth of entire nations had been swallowed.
Gas prices are political problem for Obama
March 17, 2012 in print edition on B8
Yes, of course, presidents have no direct control over gas prices. But the American people know something about this president and his disdain for oil. The “fuel of the past,” he contemptuously calls it. To the American worker who doesn’t commute by government motorcade and is getting fleeced every week at the pump, oil seems very much a fuel of the present — and of the foreseeable future.
100 years ago: Snow still causing trouble for sidewalk-shovelers
March 17, 2012
“In Clay Center, Kansas, they have a way of cleaning snow from the walks that will appeal to the down-trodden householder.”
Leprechauns play wee role in Irish lineup
March 17, 2012
It isn’t easy being green. Two cable channels offer leprechaun movies for very different audiences. The Hallmark Channel celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with “Chasing Leprechauns” (7 p.m.). Lifting a plot from every single Hallmark movie ever made, Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes”) stars as Michael, a harried corporate overachiever sent to a small Irish town where a fetching bar maid (Amy Huberman) and wee green creatures teach him that there’s more to life than spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.
Horoscope for March 17
March 17, 2012
For Saturday, March 17: This year you tend to emphasize your friendships, even in a loving bond. You enjoy group situations and could become involved in some form of commitment. If you are single, a friendship could become more; let it evolve naturally. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy spending more time together.