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12:00 a.m.
A ticket scalper offers tickets to fans passing by before 2009 home game. Federal authorities who investigated allegations that two suspended Lawrence police officers had a role in dismissing speeding tickets in exchange for Kansas University basketball tickets declined to pursue criminal charges.
$620K repaid in KU ticket scheme
March 23, 2012
Kansas Athletics has been repaid more than $620,000 after suffering more than $2 million in losses from a scheme in which its employees stole football and basketball tickets and distributed them to brokers and others.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Angel Goodrich (3) shoots over Tennessee forward Vicki Baugh, left, and Glory Johnson in the first half of Saturday's game in Des Moines, Iowa. 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.
10:00 a.m.
Muscotah, Kan., man Jeff Hanson is working to make the town's old water tower into a baseball museum honoring Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Tinker, who was born in the town in 1880. Hanson, 69, is also hoping a museum would bring much needed business to Muscotah. 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.
2:00 p.m.
Convicted felon Sherman L. Galloway will always be on the mind of his victim, Jean Rhea, who continues to fight to keep him incarcerated long after she left the state. On Dec. 4, 1981, Galloway was convicted of sodomizing and raping Rhea, who at the time was a Kansas University student. Galloway is up for a special parole hearing Tuesday. Parole hearings cause victims to relive trauma
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.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Energy Center plant manager Troy Mussetter, left, and Paul Wallen, executive director, major construction projects, at Westar Energy, tour the construction site of a new $325 million environmental retrofit. The current project will reduce emission of fine particles from two of the three coal-burning units. Pictured in the background is unit five, where Westar is installing a fabric filtration system and rebuilding the sulfur dioxide scrubber system. $325M Westar project to help environment
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.

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Hello, New Orleans!
Jayhawks roll over North Carolina en route to Final Four
March 25, 2012
The Jayhawks shocked the Roy WIlliams-led North Carolina Tarheels, defeating UNC 80-67.