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FSHS boys 6th at state bowling
March 1, 2013
Free State had one individual medalist and placed sixth in the boys team standings, and Lawrence High had two individual medalists at the Class 6A state bowling meet on Friday at North Rock Lanes. For Free State, Eric Goglau had a 626 series (186-204-236) to place 19th. The top 20 individuals earned medals.
Kansas baseball tumbles to EMU
March 1, 2013
John Rubino and Sam Ott delivered back-to-back two-out RBI singles in a four-run seventh inning as Eastern Michigan claimed a 6-4 college baseball victory Friday against Kansas.
Mark Mangino back in coaching
March 1, 2013
After sitting out for three full seasons, former Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino is back in coaching. By Matt Tait
FSHS girls confident against Ravens
March 1, 2013
Free State High girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan had to admit it: Olathe Northwest is the most talented team his Firebirds have faced this season.
Next stop: state — Khadre Lane sparks FSHS to upset
March 1, 2013
Tiring as the life of a high school basketball player can be, Free State junior Khadre Lane discovered Friday after-school naps aren’t always the greatest idea. By Benton Smith
Outcome again could seal KU women’s fate
March 1, 2013
Two weeks ago, the Kansas University women’s basketball team picked up a huge home victory over then-No. 19 Oklahoma at Allen Fieldhouse that looked as if it would be the game that sparked a strong finish. By Matt Tait
Elijah Johnson expects to stay in ‘attack mode’
March 1, 2013
Elijah Johnson’s 39-point scoring spree against Iowa State on Monday night certainly was unexpected, but he says the outburst should boost his confidence the rest of the season — starting today against West Virginia. By Gary Bedore
Events aim to inform how to be prepared for severe weather
March 1, 2013
Douglas County Emergency Management is teaming up with the Topeka National Weather Service and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management to remind area residents about severe weather safety precautions. Activities include the annual statewide tornado drill at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 5.
Symposium: Climate change putting stress on Kansas water resources
March 1, 2013
Scientists who spoke at a Kansas University symposium said steadily warming temperatures are putting increased demand on the state’s water sources. But farmers and other water users are being slow to adapt to those changes. By Peter Hancock.
City prepares to sign development agreement for Rock Chalk Park recreation center as questions continue
March 1, 2013
The idea of a $25 million recreation center in northwest Lawrence is about to begin to meet up with the city’s checkbook—even as new questions are arising about how the adjacent Kansas University athletics complex will be managed.
Snow offers short-term relief for farmers, but recovery could take years
March 1, 2013
Area farmers say the recent snows in northeast Kansas have barely begun to repair the impact of a multiyear drought. Climate experts say the drought is expected to continue at least through this spring. By Peter Hancock
Ottawa school superintendent resigns
March 1, 2013
Ottawa school superintendent Dean Katt resigned today. Brian Krauss has been named interim superintendent. By Peter Hancock.
Leavenworth woman sentenced to one year, one day in prison for disability fraud
March 1, 2013
A 38-year-old Leavenworth woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for disability fraud, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom. Ian Cummings
Lawrence resident pleads guilty to organizing $16M drug trafficking ring
March 1, 2013
A 33-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges Friday in connection with a $16.9 million marijuana distribution conspiracy allegedly organized by Lawrence residents arrested last summer. Ian Cummings
Lawrence attorney’s law license suspended for one year
March 1, 2013
A Lawrence attorney has been suspended from the practice of law for one year, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence Chamber endorses school bond proposal
March 1, 2013
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted to endorse the proposed $92.5 million bond issue for local schools. Voters will decide on the bond issue April 2. By Peter Hancock
Basehor man sentenced to 8 years in prison for murder-for-hire scheme
March 1, 2013
A 38-year-old Basehor man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for attempting to pay someone $1,800 to kill his wife. Ian Cummings
Lions girls’ season ends amid familiar woes
March 1, 2013
Behind a dominant first-quarter that featured seven Lawrence High turnovers and a 16-0 Olathe South run, the Falcons easily advanced to Saturday’s sub-state title game with a 47-32 victory. By Matt Tait
Area basketball roundup: Ottawa boys hold off Eudora comeback
March 1, 2013
Eudora High’s Andrew Ballock scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, when he hit three three-pointers, but it wasn’t enough for the Cardinals (10-12) to score what would have been a major upset in a 4A substate semifinal against host Ottawa on Thursday night.
Veritas boys, girls lose at KCAA state
March 1, 2013
Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start and fell to Wichita Sunrise, 52-44, on Thursday in the first round of the KCAA state tournament.
FSHS boys undaunted as underdogs in sub-state final
March 1, 2013
The lowest seed remaining in any of the Class 6A boys basketball sub-state brackets, No. 7 seed Free State High — one win away from the program’s first state-tournament berth in six years — could enter today’s 7 p.m. championship game at No. 3 Olathe East embracing the underdog role. By Benton Smith
After stagnant sub-state start, Firebirds girls share ball to advance
March 1, 2013
With five seniors in its seven-player rotation, maybe old age caught up with Free State High’s girls basketball team Thursday night. Even a few minutes worth of memory lapses, though, couldn’t keep the Firebirds from cruising past Olathe North for a 57-44 sub-state victory at FSHS. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Ottawa’s Ojeleye a star
March 1, 2013
There comes a time when hearing about something just isn’t enough anymore. You have to go see for yourself. That time arrived Thursday night, time for a drive south to watch the giant — Ottawa’s Semi Ojeleye — sharing a small high school gymnasium with boys. Column by Tom Keegan
KU swimming last after second day of Big 12 meet
March 1, 2013
Kansas University senior Brooke Brull and freshman Meredith Brownell helped the last-place KU swimming and diving team put up some points on Thursday at the Big 12 Championships.
Kansas tennis routs UMKC, 7-0
March 1, 2013
Kansas University’s tennis team routed UMKC, 7-0, on Thursday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
40 years ago: Registrar reports enrollment drop at KU
March 1, 2013
Final Kansas University spring enrollment figures were released today.
Editorial: Inane measure
A gun measure being considered in the Kansas Legislature is more than just a waste of legislators’ time.
March 1, 2013
No matter what your personal beliefs about firearms, automatic rifles, concealed carry, high-capacity magazines, background checks and other gun-related issues, there seems to be something preciously inane about a measure that’s being shepherded through the Kansas Legislature.
How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 28 NBA games
March 1, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA games.
Royals’ Shields effective
March 1, 2013
James Shields’ spring training debut for the Kansas City Royals went by so quickly, he wound up in the bullpen to increase his pitch count.
Letter: Welcome help
March 1, 2013
Thank you so much to the retired fireman who stopped to help us (retired citizens) shovel our blocked driveway could get our trash container out to the street.
Letter: A good gig
March 1, 2013
I want to run for Congress. It’s a good gig. I will be paid $174,000 a year, the legislative calendar for 2013 requires me to work only 126 days, I will get wonderful health care, and all I have to do is go and vote no.
Tune In Tonight: Note to NBC—air reruns!
March 1, 2013
“Gold Rush” (7 p.m., Discovery) ends its third season with the three teams finding (spoiler alert!) gold. The end of moose season does not end quite so successfully on “Yukon Men” (8 p.m., Discovery). But the moose might be OK with that. The antics on “Bering Sea Gold” (9 p.m., Discovery) include a joke gone awry and the need for a new dredger.
Letter: Token effort
March 1, 2013
How comforting that our governor gives money to the homeless on Mass Street and spends 20 minutes asking how he can help (Journal-World, Feb. 25)! It serves as an outlet for the considerable spare change in his pocket as a result of his tax policies.
25 years ago: Four new babies to celebrate unusual birthday
March 1, 2013
The year 1988 was a Leap Year, and four babies had made their debut at LMH.
Letter: Campus litter
March 1, 2013
My dogs and I enjoy a stroll around the Campanile and Potter Lake and have walked there frequently for six or seven years, but I was disturbed during my walk recently as I witnessed all the broken plastic sleds and pieces littering the hillsides, along with cardboard and trash can lids.
100 years ago: March comes in like a lion
March 1, 2013
“This morning the thermometer stood at the zero mark and bid welcome to the new month.”
Horoscopes for March 1
March 1, 2013
For Friday, March 1: This year no one can deny the fact that you are able to tackle a problem and work through it. When it comes to personal issues, you are able to look within yourself and find a solution. If you are single, someone quite different barrels into your life when you least expect it. If you are attached, as a couple, you might want to plan a trip away from your normal stomping grounds.
Letter: Too costly
March 1, 2013
Can we really afford the Rock Chalk rec center? We are paying for a multimillion-dollar library and garage and are having trouble funding our children’s education.