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Free State senior earns Kansas Youth of the Year title
March 21, 2012
For the second time, Free State High School senior Trei Dudley has been named the Boys and Girls Club’s Kansas Youth of the Year.
Senate urged to consider gun bill
Measure would allow concealed weapons on state campuses
March 21, 2012
The Kansas House on Wednesday tried to nudge the Senate to approve a bill that would allow people with concealed carry licenses to tote their weapons in some public buildings.
O’Neal drops push to split K.C. in Congress map
March 21, 2012
The speaker of the Kansas House on Wednesday dropped his push for a redistricting plan that splits Kansas City between two congressional districts, even though his chamber had already rejected a bipartisan bill keeping the area in one district.
As Legislature ponders cuts, KU defends remedial class
March 21, 2012
Math professors and students enrolled in a remedial math course at Kansas University said the class was valuable to them, despite a recent proposal from a Kansas legislative leader to cut off funding that allows state universities to offer remedial courses.
House rejects congressional redistricting map
March 21, 2012
The Kansas House has rejected a congressional redistricting bill that would have kept the Kansas City area in a single district.
Dole: Santorum must soon consider dropping out
March 21, 2012
Former Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas says GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is “getting close to the point” where he’ll have to decide whether to stay in the race for the nomination or drop out.
Oklahoma man, 20, arrested after early-morning foot chase
12:12 p.m., March 21, 2012 Updated 03:42 p.m.
Police early Wednesday arrested a 20-year-old man who was accused of driving away from a traffic stop, striking another vehicle and then running from police on foot.
State marks 81st anniversary of Knute Rockne’s death this weekend
March 21, 2012
Kansas has been gearing up for the 81st anniversary of the central Kansas plane crash that killed Notre Dame football legend Knute Rockne and seven other people.
K-7 closed in Bonner Springs after fatal crash
10:09 a.m., March 21, 2012 Updated 12:24 p.m.
A woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on Kansas Highway 7 in Bonner Springs.
Police arrest wanted man outside of Lawrence
09:44 a.m., March 21, 2012 Updated 06:00 p.m.
Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig confirmed Douglas County authorities arrested Russell Dean Baston, who was wanted in connection to several area burglaries, just before 1 p.m. outside of Lawrence.
KU student reports burglary at Ohio Street residence
March 21, 2012
A 21-year-old Kansas University student reported a burglary and theft of $10,685 worth of jewelry, electronics and other items from a residence between 10:15 p.m. Saturday and 12:03 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Ohio Street. Two other 22-year-old KU students were also listed as victims of the crime.
Lawrence man reports theft of items, including tax papers, social security cards
March 21, 2012
A 51-year-old Lawrence man reported a burglary and theft of $5,900 worth of items from between 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Friday from a residence in the 1400 block of Maple Lane.
Lawrence woman reports burglary at apartment
March 21, 2012
A 21-year-old Lawrence woman reported a burglary and theft of more than $1,800 worth of items from an apartment in the 3100 block of Ousdahl Road that occurred between 1 a.m. and shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday.
United Western Properties reports theft of air-conditioning unit
March 21, 2012
United Western Properties, at 802 W. 25th St. in Lawrence, reported the theft of a $1,500 air-conditioning unit that occurred early on Saturday morning.
Kids will use public locations as canvas for colorful guerrilla art creations
March 21, 2012
On a small, red rock, 10-year-old Zianna Baumgartner painted a face with a mustache and glasses. But where this unique piece of art would be displayed had yet to be determined. “I was thinking of maybe in a tree, so it’s looking down at you,” Zianna said. Welcome to the world of guerrilla art, where public spaces are the canvas.
46 killed in attacks across Iraq
March 21, 2012
Insurgents plotting to derail next week’s Arab League meeting in Baghdad unleashed bloody attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, killing 46 people. The government vowed not to be scared off from hosting the summit — the first in the country in a generation and a chance to prove it is moving toward normalcy after years of war.
Romney routs Santorum in GOP primary in Illinois
March 21, 2012
Mitt Romney took a major stride toward the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, routing Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary for his third big-state win in a row and padding his already-formidable lead in the race for convention delegates.
Strong quake shakes Mexico; no deaths reported
March 21, 2012
A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Tuesday, damaging some 800 homes near the epicenter and swaying tall buildings and spreading fear and panic hundreds of miles away in the capital of Mexico City.
Heard on the Hill: Monarch populations continue long-term decline; law school leading the way in energy savings; article shows that Naismith’s rules almost ended up in enemy territory
March 21, 2012
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America, meet Angel Goodrich
March 21, 2012
Bob Cousy. Calvin Murphy. Muggsy Bogues. Spud Webb. And now, introduced to America on Tuesday night, basketball’s latest pint-sized point guard sensation, Angel Goodrich.
Elijah Johnson’s big three reflects ‘great confidence’
March 21, 2012
It won’t go down in history as a shot as important as, say, Mario Chalmers’ three-pointer against Memphis — one that forced overtime in Kansas University’s 2008 national title victory over the Tigers in San Antonio.
Manning unveiled as Broncos’ quarterback
March 21, 2012 in print edition on B2
Peyton Manning stood next to John Elway, holding up a bright orange jersey with the No. 18 on it.
How former Jayhawks fared (March 21)
March 21, 2012 in print edition on B6
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 20.
Party like mad! Or at least like Mad Men might
March 21, 2012
The perfect mix of sauce and snacks to feed you inner Mad Man.
25 years ago: Kansas AG issues legal opinion on drug testing
March 21, 2012
Kansas Atty. Gen. Robert T. Stephan issued a legal opinion today on the issue of employee drug testing.
40 years ago: Haskell chosen as site for Athletic Hall of Fame
March 21, 2012
It was announced today that Haskell Indian Junior College would be the site of the newly-created American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame.
100 years ago: Mysterious bundle found near waterworks
March 21, 2012
“The sack evidently had either been dropped in a hurry or had been hidden away in the willows.”
Horoscope for March 21
March 21, 2012
For Wednesday, March 21, 2012: This year your wit, mental agility and resourcefulness come together in an unprecedented manner. Whatever you touch seems to work, yet there is a current of the unexpected that runs through your life. If you are single, romance could be very exciting but unstable. If you are attached, the two of you seem to grow closer together.
‘Bent’ breaks no ground
March 21, 2012
While not as dreadful as “The Paul Reiser Show,” “Bent” (8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., NBC) is merely lazy, unoriginal, unambitious and unnecessary.
Good investment
The timing is right for an investment in the city’s business infrastructure.
March 21, 2012
Even in the high-tech bioscience industry, an old blue-collar axiom still applies: Strike while the iron is hot.
Bribes drive corrupt Russian system
March 21, 2012 in print edition on A8
Two weeks ago, during a trip to Moscow, I visited an amazing family that symbolized the dynamism of the new Russia. On Thursday the husband, Alexei Kozlov, was sentenced to five years in prison.
Legislature to blame for KPERS mess
March 21, 2012
After months of debate, the Kansas House has passed legislation that would radically change the public employee pension system for new employees. (I should mention that university faculty are not part of KPERS.)