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Celebrated RB Traevohn Wrench commits to Kansas
March 2, 2013
Four-star running back Traevohn Wrench, a junior at nearby Gardner-Edgerton High, became the first player in the class to make an official commitment to the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait
KU women fall at Oklahoma, 85-77
March 2, 2013
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson found the Jayhawks’ latest loss especially tough to stomach.
City agenda for March 5, 2013 meeting
March 2, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
Notebook: KU seniors prepare for final home game; recruit Andrew Wiggins to visit Sunday
March 2, 2013
Jeff Withey and three of his closest friends will play the final home game of their Kansas University basketball careers on Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Make-up ball: Ben McLemore scores 36, leads KU over West Virginia
March 2, 2013
Kansas freshman Ben McLemore broke the old freshman scoring record of 35 points set by Danny Manning against Oklahoma State on March 2, 1985 — exactly 28 years to the day in Stillwater, Okla. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
Opinion: Elijah Johnson flexing his muscle at right time for KU
March 2, 2013
Kansas guard Elijah Johnson contributed more than 12 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, a huge blocked shot and a big steal to KU’s 91-65 victory Saturday against West Virginia. He also made everybody on the court with him play better, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
WVU coach Bob Huggins: Mountaineers’ faults led to blowout
March 2, 2013
A few minutes after watching his team get drubbed by Kansas University’s men’s basketball team, 91-65, at Allen Fieldhouse, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins offered up a tennis analogy to explain what went wrong. By Matt Tait• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
School and city hopefuls meet and greet at candidate fair
March 2, 2013
Voters got to meet and chat with Lawrence city commission and school board hopefuls during a candidate fair Saturday sponsored by the Voter Education Coalition. Voters will elect three commissioners and three board members, as well as decide on a proposed $92.5 million school bond issue, in the April 2 general election. By Peter Hancock
Baldwin, Tongie reach finals
March 2, 2013
Baldwin led 25-13 at halftime before Ottawa made a second-half comeback in a girls basketball sub-state semifinal on Friday.
Seabury girls fall to Northern Heights
March 2, 2013
Courtney Hoag scored 19 points and Alexa Gaumer 17 as Bishop Seabury (9-10) ended its season in a 57-44 Class 2A sub-state girls basketball semifinal loss to Northern Heights.
Veritas wins 2 at state tourney
March 2, 2013
Caleb Holland scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Veritas’ third boys basketball win of the season over Topeka Cair Paravel in the consolation round of the KCAA state tournament in Junction City on Friday.
Chelsie Miller lifts Kansas at Big 12 swims
March 2, 2013
Freshman Chelsie Miller recorded 17 points for Kansas University’s swimming and diving team to lead the Jayhawks on the third day of the Big 12 championships.
Sydney Conley highlights KU track showings
March 2, 2013
Kansas University freshman Sydney Conley and the KU men’s distance medley relay team each posted season bests Friday in the Alex Wilson Last Chance track meet at South Bend, Ind.
KU softball cruises to 2 wins
March 2, 2013
Kansas University’s softball team won a pair of one-hit shutouts Friday, defeating North Carolina A&T, 17-0, and Stony Brook, 12-0.
40 years ago: County to take over ambulance service
March 2, 2013
The county was to provide all equipment for the new operator.
Simons’ Saturday Column: Solid funding base is best gift for Dole anniversary
March 2, 2013
In four months, on July 22, the Dole Institute of Politics will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Also on July 22, Sen. Bob Dole will be celebrating his 90th birthday. These two events should focus attention on the importance of both Sen. Dole and the Dole Institute to Lawrence, Kansas University and the state of Kansas.
Faith Forum: Do you have to pray daily to be a good Christian?
March 2, 2013
The Rev. Kara Eidson and Pieter Willems answers.
Letter: Poor showing
March 2, 2013
This past Tuesday, residents of Lawrence were given an opportunity to let their voice be heard in the most democratic way possible: an election.
Letter: Torture issue
March 2, 2013
Waterboarding has been recognized since World War II as torture and illegal under any circumstance under common Article 3 of the Geneva Convention.
Royals stay undefeated
March 2, 2013
Ervin Santana pitched a pair of scoreless innings in his Royals debut, and Brett Hayes’ eighth-inning homer helped Kansas City to a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.
Opinion: Fed’s hubris is hurting U.S. economy
March 2, 2013 in print edition on A7
A display case in the lobby of the Federal Reserve Bank here might express humility. The case holds a 99.9 percent pure gold bar weighing 401.75 troy ounces. Minted in 1952, when the price of gold was $35 an ounce, the bar was worth about $14,000. In 1978, when this bank acquired the bar, the average price of gold was $193.40 an ounce and the bar was worth about $78,000. Today, with gold selling for around $1,600 an ounce, it is worth about $642,800. If the Federal Reserve’s primary mission is to preserve the currency as a store of value, displaying the gold bar is an almost droll declaration: “Mission unaccomplished.”
Tune In Tonight: Series shows high school’s turnaround
March 2, 2013
The six-part documentary series “Blackboard Wars” (9 p.m. Saturday, OWN) follows a new superintendent, principal and faculty as they try to turn around the worst performing high school in New Orleans.
100 years ago: Lawrence fights imposition of old debt
March 2, 2013
“A delegation of seven Lawrence men invaded the state capitol this morning.”
Horoscopes for March 2
March 2, 2013
For Saturday, March 2: This year you listen more carefully to your instincts, as you will be unusually perceptive and intuitive. If your sixth sense points you toward a different path, follow it. If you are single, you are very attractive to others. If you are attached, the two of you start acting like new lovers.
25 years ago: Statue stolen from Chinese restaurant
March 2, 2013
A $300 cash reward and a $200 gift certificate was being offered for its recovery.
How former Jayhawks fared in March 1 NBA games
March 2, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.