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Archive for Sunday, March 25, 2012

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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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KU players know it pays to listen to Bill Self
March 25, 2012
Not a single McDonald’s all-American on the roster, a first for Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self since he left Tulsa. Just one returning starter on a team that lost two lottery picks and another NBA draft choice. The two top recruits declared academically ineligible for the season.
French gunman’s brother charged, denies role
March 25, 2012
A Frenchman suspected of helping his brother plot attacks against Jewish schoolchildren and paratroopers was handed preliminary murder and terrorism charges Sunday.
Shooter in death of Fla. teen may face hate crime charge
March 25, 2012
The U.S. Justice Department could bring a hate crime charge against the shooter in the killing of black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin if there is sufficient evidence the slaying was motivated by racial bias and not simply a fight that spiraled out of control, legal experts and former prosecutors say.
Afghans: U.S. paid $50K per shooting victim
March 25, 2012
The U.S. paid $50,000 in compensation for each villager killed and $11,000 for each person wounded in a shooting rampage allegedly carried out by a rogue American soldier in southern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Sunday.
Roy Williams, Tar Heels hurting after loss to Kansas
March 25, 2012
North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams had been in this position before. More times than he would care to count, in fact.
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.
Human remains discovered in Osage County
March 25, 2012
Osage County law enforcement officials are investigating a site near Carbondale where human remains have been discovered.
UNC confirms that point guard Kendall Marshall will not play Sunday against KU
12:55 p.m., March 25, 2012 Updated 03:00 p.m.
North Carolina starting point guard Kendall Marshall will not play against Kansas and also will not be in uniform, UNC officials confirmed about an hour before Sunday’s game.
Kovel’s Antiques: Even animals can harness celebrity value
March 25, 2012
History becomes more interesting if you learn about it through objects and stories. It’s the “rest of the story” that adds to the fun.
‘White’ not really about race
March 25, 2012 in print edition on B11
I’m here to explain why George Zimmerman is white. This seems necessary given the confusion and anger with which some readers responded to my use of that word last week in this space to describe the man who shot an unarmed black teenager named Trayvon Martin to death last month in Sanford, Fla. One person wrote: “Mr. Zimmerman was Hispanic not White plez do your homework before writing your column!!!!”
Capitol Briefing: Remedial education, abortion, and Schmidt and health care reform
March 25, 2012
Two major policy changes in education may be debated in the House today. House Bill 2745, championed by House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, would stop state funding of remedial education courses at Kansas University and other universities.
Around and about in local business
March 25, 2012
Local business news for the week ending March 23, 2012.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for March 27, 2012
Commissioners to hear request for tennis court lights
March 25, 2012
City commissioners will consider a request to install lights on eight tennis courts in the Centennial neighborhood near Lawrence High School.
Jayhawk rowers lose to Clemson
March 25, 2012
The Clemson Tigers swept the Kansas University rowing team in a road dual on Saturday.
Kansas men’s golf places 8th in Ariz.
March 25, 2012
Kansas University men’s golfer Chris Gilbert carded a 2-under 70 to finish in a tie for ninth place on Saturday after the final day at the Desert Shootout.
KU women’s golf finishes 14th
March 25, 2012
The Kansas University women’s golf team finished in 14th place out of 15 teams after the final day of the Mountain View Invitational on Saturday.
Free State baseball loses two in Missouri
March 25, 2012
Free State High’s baseball team dropped a pair of games Saturday, falling to Nixa, Mo., 7-5, and Ozark, Mo., 8-4.
Lions pitching leads to two weekend wins
March 25, 2012
Cam Solko and Adam Rea combined for a no-hitter, and Lawrence High’s baseball team defeated Norman North, 9-1, on Saturday.
Kansas tennis loses dual with Baylor, 4-3
March 25, 2012
Kansas University’s tennis team fell to 13th-ranked Baylor, 4-3, on Saturday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Baylor baseball rocks KU in shutout
March 25, 2012
Baylor rocked Kansas University starting pitcher Thomas Taylor for 12 hits and eight earned runs in five innings as BU baseball shut out KU, 9-0, on Saturday at Baylor Ballpark.
KU softball beats OSU for milestone win
March 25, 2012
Kansas University softball coach Megan Smith collected her 200th career win as KU took down Oklahoma State, 3-2, Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Heat players make strong statement
March 25, 2012 in print edition on A2
Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat aren’t the first athletes to use a photo to make a statement.
How former Jayhawks fared (March 25)
March 25, 2012 in print edition on A10
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 24.
KU notebook: Bill Self praises predecessor Roy Williams
March 25, 2012
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self publicly praised his predecessor, North Carolina’s Roy Williams, on Saturday at Edward Jones Dome.
Pump patrol
March 25, 2012
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.77 at several stations.
Tennis lighting
March 25, 2012
City commissioners and staff are contemplating a new plan to light the tennis courts in Centennial neighborhood. Another lighting plan was discussed last fall but tabled when the city wisely realized light spillover would be unacceptable. The new plan costs nearly twice as much — in the ballpark of a quarter-million dollars — and would degrade the structural soundness of the facility, repairs and maintenance, for which the city would be responsible going forward in partnership with USD 497.
KU track and field opens outdoor season
March 25, 2012
The Kansas University women’s track and field team took first and the men’s team placed second on Saturday in KU’s outdoor-season opener at the Baker Relays.
Haskell film festival set for weekend
March 25, 2012
Haskell Indian Nations University will host the eighth annual American Indian Film Festival Friday and Saturday in the Haskell Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Garden Calendar: It’s time to get the garden growing
March 25, 2012
Whether this is your first year of gardening or 50th, success with growing vegetables is most dependent on good site preparation and planting the right things at the right time. Spring is a great time to start.
Faith Forum: What does spring symbolize in a religious context?
March 25, 2012
The Rev. Gary O’Flannagan and the Rev. Kent Winters-Hazelton answer.
Behind the Lens: High-speed photography reveals player’s quickness
March 25, 2012
I was going to write about different sensor sizes in digital cameras this week but I fell asleep at my computer due to subject boredom. Another time maybe. Instead I want to mention a book I’ve been reading and relate it to recent photo coverage by the Journal-World staff.
Health care case raise contract issue
March 25, 2012 in print edition on B11
On Monday, the Supreme Court begins three days of oral arguments concerning possible — actually, probable and various — constitutional infirmities in Obamacare. The justices have received many amicus briefs, one of which merits special attention because of the elegant scholarship and logic with which it addresses an issue that has not been as central to the debate as it should be. On Monday, the Supreme Court begins three days of oral arguments concerning possible — actually, probable and various — constitutional infirmities in Obamacare. The justices have received many amicus briefs, one of which merits special attention because of the elegant scholarship and logic with which it addresses an issue that has not been as central to the debate as it should be.  
Horoscope for March 25
March 25, 2012
For Sunday, March 25: This year you make peace when no one else can. You often feel a need to complete projects. You gain financially through using good sense, and also because of an unusual set of skills. If you are single, you offer a lot. Let others chase you. If you are attached, you’ll share many good times with your sweetie.
‘Mad Men’ finally back!
March 25, 2012
After a prolonged hiatus, “Mad Men” (8 p.m., AMC) returns with a two-hour episode that sets out to answer some questions we’ve been asking for too long; chief among them: Just how will everybody adjust to Don’s (Jon Hamm) impetuous proposal to his secretary, Megan (Jessica Pare)?
Ike honor
Hopefully, any disputes about the design of the Eisenhower Memorial can be resolved quickly so work on this important monument can move forward.
March 25, 2012
The growing debate over the design of the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., is unfortunate. One of the nation’s — and perhaps the world’s — most outstanding architects, Frank Gehry, has presented a design that some members of the Eisenhower family find unacceptable because they don’t think it gives sufficient emphasis to Eisenhower’s roles as president and supreme Allied commander in World War II.
25 years ago: Sears agrees to have store in proposed downtown mall
March 25, 2012
The plans called for three “anchor” department stores.
40 years ago: Burglaries occur during spring break
March 25, 2012
KU students living at Park 25 Apartments reported that their apartment had been broken into.
100 years ago: City surprised by heavy springtime snowfall
March 25, 2012
“The ground was covered with nineteen inches of snow. Rather deep that.”