Archive for Friday, April 5, 2013

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1:41 a.m.

Wichita State University alumni Virgil Brady, from left, Elaine Brady, Jim Maddox and Jan Maddox sport Shocker colors earlier this week as the WSU men’s basketball team prepared to play in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament this weekend. The four Lawrence residents are also big fans of Kansas University basketball and were surprised to see their alma mater go further in the tournament than the Jayhawks did. WSU alumni in Lawrence thrilled by Final Four appearance
April 5, 2013
Elaine Woodman was a physical education major and cheerleader in the late 1950s when her class schedule brought her to the Roundhouse, Wichita State’s gym, during the basketball team’s practice. The assistant basketball coach, Gary Thompson, was a distant relative, so she had no reservations about asking him for a favor. “I want you to introduce me to that good-looking guy with the cute legs,” she said, pointing to a Virgil Brady, a guard on the basketball team.” By Tom Keegan
2:01 p.m.
Outside view of broken window in state Rep. Tom Sloan's office. Man arrested on suspicion of breaking into Lawrence legislator’s Statehouse office
April 5, 2013
A man was in custody today on suspicion of breaking into the Statehouse office of state Rep. Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence. By Scott Rothschild
5:19 p.m.
This rendering from the planning firm Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas and Co. shows how KU's Jayhawk Boulevard could look after a reconstruction project scheduled for the next four summers. This eastward view from in front of Strong Hall shows a possible bike lane through the center of the road, as well as a re-created canopy of trees planted between the curb and sidewalk on either side. Such a canopy of elm trees was once present in the middle of the 20th Century, before disease largely wiped it out. Four-year Jayhawk Boulevard construction project could end with re-creation of old tree canopy, new center bike lane
April 5, 2013
It’s going to take awhile, but Kansas University’s signature campus street is about to undergo a facelift the likes of which haven’t been seen in decades. During the next four summers, KU will be reconstructing Jayhawk Boulevard piece by piece. The end result could include not just new, smooth pavement and sidewalks, but also the restoration of a historic tree canopy mostly absent for the last 40 years and a bicycle lane down the center of the road. By Matt Erickson

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Editorial: Border battle
A new survey of small-business owners indicates that tax cuts may not be the key to making Kansas or Missouri more attractive to business.
April 5, 2013
Some rivalries and competitions just are not destined to fade away. Kansas vs. Missouri is a case in point.