Archive for Sunday, March 18, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
The 25th annual St. Patrick's Day parade included 162 floats on Saturday March 17, 2012. The Sandbar float, which won first place, was one of the last floats up Massachusetts Street. 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.
10:00 a.m.
Bubba Crook services an oil well near Vinland so that it can start producing. With crude oil $100 a barrel, there is a lot of activity in the local oil patch. Oil patch near Vinland sees boon with increase in crude prices
March 18, 2012
Of the 12 oil wells in view on a recent Friday morning from the top of a small hill east of Vinland, only six were bobbing up and down, pumping crude from a sandstone layer perhaps 600 feet below the surface.
2:00 p.m.
K2 is a legal, smokable herbal mixture with chemical properties similar to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy said. K3 is a new drug that is legal because its compounds have been altered from what was found in K2. Ban aimed at drug K2 extended by Drug Enforcement Administration
March 18, 2012
The Drug Enforcement Administration has extended a ban for six months on five chemicals found in the smokeable herbal blend known as “K2” or “Spice.”
6:00 p.m.
Players scour over their bingo cards during a game of bingo held Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the American Legion post, 3408 W. Sixth Street. Bingo has charms over casino gambling
March 18, 2012
The loosening of the state’s casino laws has made it easier than ever to test the axiom that “money won is twice as sweet as money earned.” But for decades it wasn’t so easy. If you wanted to gamble in Kansas — legally, anyway — there was basically only one way to do it. And (apologies in advance) bingo was its name-o.
10:45 p.m.
Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor can't get to a three by Purdue forward Robbie Hummel during the first half on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha. FINAL: KU overcomes 10-point, second-half deficit, defeats Purdue, 63-60
March 18, 2012
Elijah Johnson put in a breakaway dunk with 23 seconds to give KU the lead, and Purdue’s Robbie Hummel and Ryne Smith missed late threes for the lead and tie as the Kansas men’s basketball team defeated Purdue, 63-60, on Sunday night in the Round of 32 at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.

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Aging, SRS plan
March 18, 2012
Members of the Kansas Legislature are considering an important and far-reaching vote.