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U.S. says soldier split killing spree
March 24, 2012
U.S. investigators believe the U.S. soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians split the slaughter into two episodes, returning to his base after the first attack and later slipping away to kill again, two American officials said Saturday.
Santorum beats Romney in Louisiana
March 24, 2012
Rick Santorum won the Louisiana Republican presidential primary Saturday, beating front-runner Mitt Romney in yet another conservative Southern state.
Angel Goodrich bright spot for KU again
March 24, 2012
Kansas University junior point guard Angel Goodrich, who led the women’s basketball team to a berth in the Sweet 16, scored 20-plus points for the fourth game in a row Saturday in the Jayhawks’ 84-73 loss to Tennessee at Wells Fargo Arena.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned for this week
March 24, 2012
Road work planned for the week of March 25.
KU women overcome adversity, but can’t overcome UT
March 24, 2012
Nothing came easily for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team this season. The Jayhawks’ trip to the Sweet 16 was no different.
Arch rivalry: Thomas Robinson keeps KU focused — on Heels
March 24, 2012
Thomas Robinson was tempted to start a food fight with Kansas University basketball teammate/best buddy Tyshawn Taylor during brunch Saturday in a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch Hotel.
Redistricting battle pits Chamber of Commerce, governor vs. moderates
Democrats call actions an ‘unprecedented intrusion’ into the Legislature
March 24, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce are pressuring the state Senate to adopt a redistricting map that could produce a much more conservative Senate.
8 killed, including 6 children, in W.Va. house fire
March 24, 2012
Eight people, including a woman celebrating her 26th birthday and six young children at a family slumber party, died Saturday when fire tore through a two-story home while they slept, officials and witnesses said.
Attorneys in Trayvon Martin’s death make arguments
March 24, 2012
Attorneys for the family of Trayvon Martin and the Florida neighborhood watch captain who fatally shot the unarmed teen offered different perspectives Saturday on the federal investigation of the death.
Sandusky called ‘likely pedophile’ in 1998
March 24, 2012
A psychologist who looked into a 1998 allegation against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky told police at the time that his behavior fit the profile of a likely pedophile, NBC News reported Saturday.
Few U.S. cities prepared for aging baby boomers
March 24, 2012
Few communities have started to think long term about how to plan and redesign services for aging baby boomers as they move out of the workforce and into retirement.
Health care ruling could shake fall elections
March 24, 2012
The Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is likely to shake the presidential election race in early summer. But the winners in the court will not necessarily be the winners in the political arena.
Abortion rights advocates dispute so-called ‘wrongful birth’ provision in bill
March 24, 2012
Could a bill that the Kansas Legislature is considering protect a doctor who lies to a pregnant woman about the condition of her unborn child in order to prevent that woman from having an abortion?
If he builds it, will they come? Muscotah plans baseball museum
March 24, 2012
Jeff Hanson’s on an unusual and ambitious mission in Muscotah: revive the city by turning the water tank into a baseball museum honoring the town’s most famous resident, National Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Tinker. For most of his career, Tinker played shortstop for the Chicago Orphans/Cubs between 1902 and 1916 and won two World Series, including the Cubs’ last world championship in 1908.
Amended suit alleges new abuses at military school
March 24, 2012
New allegations of abuses at a Kansas military boarding school have been raised in a revised lawsuit brought by parents of former cadets from across the nation.
$325M Westar project to help environment
Power plant upgrades will cut pollutants
March 24, 2012
Westar Energy is in the middle of a $325 million construction project that will slash the thousands of tons of pollutants spewing from the Lawrence Energy Center every year.
Hundreds in Wichita protest teen’s killing
March 24, 2012
About 500 people have demonstrated in Wichita over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida.
Parole hearings cause victims to relive trauma
Victim of brutal rape: ‘We deserve a break’
March 24, 2012
Every month, a Topeka parole board hears the vivid details of cases like Sherman L. Galloway’s: sex crimes, brutal assaults or murders that happened decades ago.
Communities in Schools program aims to prevent dropouts
March 24, 2012
For five years, Malissa Martin has overseen the state’s Communities in Schools programs from an office in Lawrence. But next fall will be the first time the organization will venture into a Lawrence school.
UNC notebook: Roy Williams says Jayhawk sticker criticism unfair
March 24, 2012
Shortly after Kansas University’s run to the 2008 national championship was complete, North Carolina coach Roy Williams took quite a beating from the folks in Chapel Hill, N.C., for wearing a Jayhawk sticker and supporting his former school during the national title game against Memphis.
UNC point guard Kendall Marshall’s status still up in air
07:49 p.m., March 24, 2012 Updated 10:02 p.m.
Last Thursday, during the media session leading up to his team’s Sweet 16 matchup with Ohio, North Carolina coach Roy Williams could not go 20 seconds without fielding a question about the status of injured UNC point guard Kendall Marshall.
Tyshawn Taylor’s career shouldn’t, won’t be defined by UNC game
March 24, 2012
Shielded more from the media during the season, when the locker rooms are off limits to reporters, Kansas University basketball players get questions fired at them on a far more regular basis during the NCAA Tournament.
Tennessee dominates second half in 84-73 victory over KU women in Sweet 16
March 24, 2012
Des Moines, Iowa — Nothing came easy for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team this season. The Jayhawks’ trip to the Sweet 16 was no different. After seeing one of its top players unexpectedly transfer in December and its All-Big 12 forward suffer a season-ending ACL injury in February, KU rode junior point guard Angel Goodrich to some March Madness magic before Tennessee derailed the No. 11 seed’s roller-coaster season with an 84-73 victory Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.
Wolfpack size up KU-UNC
March 24, 2012
During the past three months, North Carolina State’s men’s basketball team has faced the two teams left standing in the Midwest Regional of this year’s NCAA Tournament a combined four times. That kind of makes the Wolfpack players well suited to break down Sunday’s Elite Eight showdown between top-seeded North Carolina and second-seeded Kansas, which knocked off N.C. State, 60-57, Friday at Edward Jones Dome.
Jeff Withey helps ice win
Big man’s blocks key as Kansas ‘straps up’ defensively
March 24, 2012
Thomas Robinson sat at his locker Friday night wearing the aches and pains, the bumps and bruises of another physical defense aimed at him. He looked forward to the ice bath he would take before getting a good night’s sleep. The box score suggested Robinson was the main man in a 60-57 Kansas victory against North Carolina State. He had 18 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and two steals. But Robinson sent the credit for this one a few lockers to his right, where Jeff Withey drew a crowd.
Elite forces: KU dispatches ’Pack; UNC next
March 24, 2012
Kansas University’s basketball team smoked one of the schools on Tobacco Road — North Carolina State — on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. The Jayhawks’ 60-57 victory over the Wolfpack before 23,964 fans at Edward Jones Dome — made possible in large part by the fearless shot-blocking prowess of junior center Jeff Withey — now sets up an Elite Eight clash on Sunday against a more-renowned team from the Triangle.
Heels’ Jerod Haase seeks ‘opportunity’
March 24, 2012
Former Kansas University guard/current North Carolina assistant basketball coach Jerod Haase, who turns 38 on April 1, does indeed want to be a head coach some day.
Study: Volunteering up in down economy
March 24, 2012
Volunteering in the United States saw a bump in 2011, according to recently released statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Pump Patrol
March 24, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.77 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call 832-7154.
More than $1,700 worth of property stolen in burglary
March 24, 2012
A 22-year-old Lawrence man reported that a burglary of more than $1,700 worth of jewelry and other property occurred between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road, according to police reports. A 26-year-old Lawrence woman and 20-year-old Lawrence man were also listed as victims in the report.
Lawrence district doesn’t serve kids ‘pink slime’
March 24, 2012
The meat industry refers to it as lean finely textured beef, an ingredient made from the leftover, fatty pieces of meat. As part of the process to reduce the fat content of those pieces, the filler is exposed to ammonium hydroxide to kill harmful bacteria. Food safety advocates have dubbed the filler “pink slime.”
Cold Weather Rule lasts until March 31
March 24, 2012
Black Hills Energy customers who are having trouble covering their winter heating bill have until March 31 to take advantage of Kansas Cold Weather Rule.
State shuts down roll-your-own cigarette machines
Safety issues cited, but some suspect that tax revenue may also be an issue
March 24, 2012
Agents with the Kansas Department of Revenue have shut down the operations of about 20 businesses across the state that offer “roll your own cigarette” services, after state regulators determined the sites were operating as unlicensed manufacturers of tobacco products.
Woods fires 65, ties Wi for lead at Bay Hill
March 24, 2012 in print edition on A2
Tiger Woods is in a place he hasn’t been in 30 months — atop the leaderboard on the PGA Tour going into the weekend.
Royals lose Soria for season
March 24, 2012 in print edition on A2
Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery and will miss the season. The surgery is scheduled for April 3.
KU golfer Gilbert leads men in Arizona
March 24, 2012
Kansas University golfer Chris Gilbert carded a 2-under 70 to lead the KU men’s team on Friday, during the second day of the Desert Shootout.
Hochevar effective for Royals
March 24, 2012 in print edition on A2
Luke Hochevar is keeping it simple, and it’s confounding opposing hitters.
KU women’s golf sits in 14th place
March 24, 2012
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in 14th place after the second day of the Mountain View Invitational on Friday.
Baylor baseball pummels KU, 10-2
March 24, 2012
Kansas University’s Jake Marasco was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate, but the KU baseball team lost its Big 12 conference opener to Baylor, 10-2 on Friday at Baylor Ballpark.
KU softball wins home opener with strong pitching, walk-off HR
March 24, 2012
A pair of Kansas University freshmen combined to win a dramatic 1-0 Big 12 softball battle against Oklahoma State in extra innings on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Payton penitent over Saints’ bounties
March 24, 2012 in print edition on A2
Sean Payton apologized Friday for the bounty scandal under which Saints players were offered payouts for big hits on opponents, saying he takes “full responsibility” for the system that operated for three years under his watch.
Vols familiar with Kansas women’s team
March 24, 2012
It isn’t too often that Kansas University’s women’s basketball team makes it to the Sweet 16.
How former Jayhawks fared (March 24)
March 24, 2012 in print edition on A7
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 23.
Kentucky makes mockery of student-athlete hype
March 24, 2012
March Madness is, indeed, an accurate description of how college basketball takes center stage throughout the country during tournament time. Men’s and women’s teams representing schools of all sizes, from major Division I universities to much smaller colleges, are competing for national titles, and their millions of fans are along for the ride.
False prophets
March 24, 2012
The following passage by Jude in Jude 1:3-4 (ESV) is addressed to Christians: “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
Food police strike in New York
March 24, 2012 in print edition on B8
Are there no limits on government’s power, no place where it cannot go? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a former (thankfully) Republican, but in name only, has decided to limit food donations to city charities, including homeless shelters, because the government is unable to measure the nutritional value of the food.
Horoscope for March 24
March 24, 2012
For Saturday, March 24: Many of you will have more energy, ideas and direction than you have experienced in many years. If you have a goal or project you have put on the back burner, look at completing it this year. If you are single, don’t worry about a lack of suitors. If you are attached, the two of you could enjoy a major change in your lives — perhaps a move, new addition or new goal.
It’s recycled shows vs. basketball
March 24, 2012
NBC recycles a repeat of “Fairly Legal” (7 p.m.), a USA drama now in its second season. NBC’s decline as a competitive network has coincided with the success of its cable cousins, USA, Syfy and Bravo, so I’m surprised we don’t see more of this cross-pollination
25 years ago: KU, scientific community suffer loss of gifted researcher
March 24, 2012
The Kansas University community was mourning the death of Takeru Higuchi.
Bin Laden obsessed with news media
March 24, 2012 in print edition on B8
Among the last known images of Osama bin Laden is a video seized at his compound the night he was killed, which shows the al-Qaida leader hunched before a television screen studying a video of himself. It’s testimony to bin Laden’s obsession with the media side of his war against America.
40 years ago: Supreme Court makes far-reaching decision on birth control
March 24, 2012
The court ruled this week that single people had a right to obtain contraceptives if married people were permitted to.
100 years ago: Schoolchildren to test seed corn for area farmers
March 24, 2012
“Mr. Hawley is urging the teachers of the schools to promote the work.”
No. 1 North Carolina wins OT thriller over No. 13 Ohio
March 24, 2012
Ready for Round 2?
KU women up against powerhouse Vols
March 24, 2012
Throughout the season, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team has seen its share of juggernauts.
Around and About for March 24, 2012
March 24, 2012
Kansas University has added students to its Honor Roll for the fall 2011 semester.