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Brew to Brew run set for Sunday
March 29, 2012
The 18th annual Brew to Brew relay run, a benefit for cystic fibrosis, will be held between Kansas City and Lawrence on Sunday.
‘Influential’ cancer researcher to speak at education breakfast
March 29, 2012
A Lawrence High graduate and one of the world’s 100 most influential people, according to Time magazine, will be the keynote speaker at the Lawrence Schools Foundation’s annual community education breakfast.
International students quick to catch American fever for college basketball
March 29, 2012
Some only watched the NBA. Others grew up with soccer. But when they came to Kansas University, many international students at the school said it didn’t take long to learn about all things Jayhawk basketball.
Of all the luck: Events unfortunately scheduled at same time as KU game
March 29, 2012
Hilary Morton is as big a Jayhawk fan as they come. But the director of choirs at Free State High School wasn’t too pleased to hear about the approximate 7:49 p.m. start time for Saturday’s game.
Severe thunderstorm watch canceled
05:37 p.m., March 29, 2012 Updated 09:11 p.m.
The National Weather Service has placed Douglas County under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. tonight. Shawnee County is also included in the watch.
Baker coach Brett Ballard will be assistant under Danny Manning at Tulsa
March 29, 2012
Baker University men’s basketball coach and former Kansas player Brett Ballard has accepted an assistant coaching position at the University of Tulsa with new coach Danny Manning, the BU athletic department announced Thursday afternoon.
Brownback, two other governors tour Nebraska beef plant to see ‘pink slime’
March 29, 2012
Governors of three states donned coats, hair nets and goggles to tour a main production plant for “pink slime” Thursday, hoping to persuade grossed-out consumers and grocery stores to accept the processed beef trimmings are as safe as the industry insists.
Proposal to double fines on K-10 gets closer to approval
04:47 p.m., March 29, 2012 Updated 05:09 p.m.
The package now goes back to the House, where if approved would send it to Gov. Sam Brownback for his consideration.
52-year-old Lawrence man in jail on charge of exploitation of a child
March 29, 2012
A 52-year-old Lawrence man who was arrested Wednesday night on suspicions of sexual exploitation of a child remained jailed Thursday.
Bar, restaurant owners expect KU fans to arrive early for Saturday’s game against Ohio State
March 29, 2012
Lawrence restaurants and bars are sure to host packed houses Saturday during the Final Four, and especially when the Jayhawks take the court shortly before 8 p.m. The advice from several area sports bars: Get there early.
Brownback allies thwart pleas from advocates for those with developmental disabilities to stay out of KanCare
March 29, 2012
State Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita, tried to amend the bill to remove those with developmental disabilities from KanCare and maintain their current network of assistance.
Three finalists named for KU vice provost job
March 29, 2012
Three finalists for Kansas University’s vice provost for student affairs position will have open forums scheduled for the next week.
House gives final approval to bill that opponents say will allow discrimination of gays
March 29, 2012
State Rep. Lance Kinzer, R-Olathe, said the measure was needed to protect religious freedoms in an environment of changing court rulings. Opponents said it was a direct attack on gays and the city of Lawrence ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Town Talk: UPDATE: Reports about future of Best Buy, Knology; Retail sales in Lawrence up for seventh month in a row; Berry Plastics files paperwork to go public; Brew to Brew to bring 3,500 downtown
11:49 a.m., March 29, 2012 Updated 03:14 p.m.
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Danny Manning hired as Tulsa’s head coach
March 29, 2012
Kansas assistant coach Danny Manning has been announced as Tulsa’ 29th head basketball coach, UT athletic director Ross Parmley announced Thursday morning.
Drought has had impact on Kansas aquifers
March 29, 2012
The lack of rainfall in Kansas in 2011 led to intense declines in groundwater levels around the state, according to the Kansas Geological Survey.
House advances bill creating prayer room
March 29, 2012
The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill creating a prayer room at the Statehouse.
Ex-Kansas prosecutor convicted of meth charges
March 29, 2012
A former assistant prosecutor in southeastern Kansas has been convicted of methamphetamine-related charges stemming from a search of his former Galena law office.
Supreme Court appears split by ideology over health care
March 29, 2012
Concluding three days of fervent, public disagreement, a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology will now wrestle in private about whether to strike down key parts or even all of President Barack Obama’s historic health care law. The justices’ decision, due this June, will affect the way virtually every American receives and pays for care.
In Cuba, Pope calls for more freedom
March 29, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI demanded more freedom for the Catholic Church in communist-run Cuba and preached against “fanaticism” in an unusually political sermon Wednesday before hundreds of thousands at Revolution Plaza, with President Raul Castro in the front row.
Lawrence man, 52, arrested on one count of sex exploitation of child
March 29, 2012
A 52-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on one count of sexual exploitation of a child in the 4800 block of Bob Billings Parkway Wednesday night, according to sheriff’s office records.
Kansas House rejects proposed amendment on funding
March 29, 2012
The Kansas House on Wednesday rejected a proposed amendment to the state constitution that sought to clarify that only the Legislature can decide how to appropriate state money.
Mass. Street to close on Saturday if KU wins
Traffic would also be barred on side streets
March 29, 2012
City officials are alerting fans who may come downtown to celebrate a Kansas University victory Saturday in the Final Four that downtown access will be different than it was following Sunday’s victory in the Elite Eight.
Volunteers needed for site cleanups
March 29, 2012
The Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area is looking for volunteers to help in its Park Day cleanups beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Agent Orange meeting this weekend
March 29, 2012
Veterans and their families are invited to a town hall meeting about Agent Orange and other toxic chemicals that have been used during war.
Heard on the Hill: Students say they may ignore chancellor’s decision to hold class if KU wins title; Allen Fieldhouse to host Final Four party; Alumni Association releases team hotel, party sites
March 29, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
25 years ago: Late blizzards continue to pummel state
March 29, 2012
With only a day’s rest since a western Kansas blizzard had subsided, a new winter storm was sweeping into the state.
40 years ago: KU law school bursting from its seams
March 29, 2012
KU’s law school was at that time housed in Green Hall [now Lippincott Hall], which had been built in 1905 to accommodate 150 students.
100 years ago: Snow disappearing rapidly; grasshopper population on the rise
March 29, 2012
“Maybe there has been a heavy snow recently. Has there? You couldn’t tell it by looking about town….”
Journal-World All-Area girls basketball team
March 29, 2012
The 2012 Journal-World All-Area girls basketball team.
Royals fall to Rangers
March 29, 2012 in print edition on B2
Right fielder Nelson Cruz left the Texas Rangers’ 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals due to a bruised right hand.
FSHS swimmers win at Manhattan
March 29, 2012
Free State won all three relay races, and the Firebirds’ girls swim team finished first Wednesday in the five-team Manhattan Invitational.
How former Jayhawks fared (March 29)
March 29, 2012 in print edition on B2
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 28
Free State baseball falls, 7-2
March 29, 2012
Free State High’s baseball team couldn’t string together enough hits Wednesday to keep up with visiting St. James Academy in a 7-2 loss.
Our Town Sports
March 29, 2012 in print edition on B5
Lawrence swim team and lessons: Ad Astra Area Aquatics is a competitive year-round swim team that offers practices for ages 6-18 throughout the week. AAAA is always accepting new members. For information, visit or call Patrick at 331-6940.
’Mates respect Tyshawn Taylor
March 29, 2012
When Kansas University senior Conner Teahan reflects on the season that led the Jayhawks to the Final Four, he finds himself in the Kansas locker room in the Lahaina Civic Center, site of the Maui Invitational. KU had just lost to Duke, 68-61, to drop its record to 3-2.
Big Easy come …
Jayhawks jazzed to arrive in New Orleans
March 29, 2012
Sirens filling the air, Kansas University’s basketball team bus received a police escort into downtown New Orleans at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Barry Hinson introduced by Salukis
March 29, 2012
Kansas University director of basketball operations Barry Hinson, who worked nine seasons as head coach at Missouri State before arriving at KU four seasons ago, on Wednesday was introduced as head coach at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.
Horoscope for March 29
March 29, 2012
For Thursday, March 29: This year you swing from emotional to intellectual and back again. If you think this constant change of feelings is hard on you, imagine how those who deal with you feel! If you are single, you might think you want to settle down, but your feelings could rapidly change. If you are attached, share your feelings more often.
‘Mary Mary’ a double dose of dull
March 29, 2012
So much for “don’t sweat the small stuff.” The documentary-style series “Mary Mary” (9 p.m., WE) follows the daily routine, business and family drama of Grammy-winning sisters Erica and Tina Campbell. In addition to several gospel hits, the duo has won BET Awards, American Music Awards, a Soul Train Award and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist.
Wishful thinking
March 29, 2012
In blaming the Obama administration for high gasoline prices, Tom Shewmon wrote in his March 22 letter that “we’ve not seen the highest high of a gallon of gas – not even close.”
March 29, 2012
People say we need to improve math education in our schools. I would suggest we start with journalism majors. The Journal-World has published some pretty egregious mathematical errors lately.
Author examined
March 29, 2012
Carl Burkhead’s letter in the Public Forum (March 24) made me wary of what we will be hearing in this year’s presidential election.
President Obama appears to have forgotten his campaign pledge to make his administration more transparent.
March 29, 2012
One of the most consistent pledges in the 2008 Obama campaign for the presidency was that his administration would be known for restoring “transparency” in how he and his top aides ran the government.
FSHS golfers unhappy with sixth
March 29, 2012
There is just something about playing at home that makes the slightest shortcomings seem monumental. Such was the case for the Free State High boys golf team Wednesday at the Free State Invitational.
Free State tennis wins at Topeka
March 29, 2012
Andrew Craig went 3-0 in No. 1 singles, Philip Bradshaw was 2-0 in No. 3 singles, and Free State’s boys tennis team won the Topeka High quadrangular Wednesday.
… Big Easy go
Manning headed to Tulsa?
March 29, 2012
It looks as if Kansas University assistant basketball coach Danny Manning will be the next head coach at Tulsa University. But, Golden Hurricane officials and KU head coach Bill Self cautioned that, despite ESPN and reports that Manning had taken the job, nothing had been finalized as of Wednesday night.
Spring hopes eternal for Seahawks
Boys golf, boys tennis, girls soccer boast returning experience
March 29, 2012
The start of the season means new opportunities for the spring sports teams at Seabury Academy.