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Cavaliers cut former KU guard Josh Selby
March 3, 2013
The Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday released former Kansas University guard Josh Selby.
150-year-old church integral to city’s history
Ninth Street Baptist dates to Lawrence’s early days
March 3, 2013
One of our city’s oldest and most important institutions this spring is celebrating a significant milestone. The Ninth Street Baptist Church is 150 years old, and the congregation is celebrating with a week of festivities kicking off March 13. By Maggie Carr
Rape survivor works to change law, abolish the statute of limitations in rape cases
March 3, 2013
Cindy Hillebrand, 61, knows — thanks to DNA evidence — who gabbed her off a street in downtown Topeka at knife point 28 years ago and repeatedly raped her. He’ll never be punished, but Hillebrand hopes a new law will help future victims get justice. By Shaun Hittle
Family makes tradition of celebrating girl’s birthday with fire station crew
March 3, 2013
Piper Northrop celebrated her 5th birthday on Wednesday the same way her parents, Amy and Larry Northrop, celebrated her birth – with the staff of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Station No. 4. The family has kept in contact with the station since members of the crew helped to deliver Piper at the Northrops’ home in 2008. By Meagan Thomas
No. 8 seed Firebirds to meet No. 1 Blue Valley NW at state
March 3, 2013
What Free State High’s boys basketball team has known since it beat Olathe East Friday night for a Class 6A sub-state championship became official on Sunday: the Firebirds will face the state tournament’s No. 1 seed, unbeaten Blue Valley Northwest, in the first round Wednesday at Wichita. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Voting rights are no laughing matter
March 3, 2013 in print edition on A9
One day, many years ago, I was working in my college bookstore when this guy walks in wearing a T-shirt. “White Power,” it said.
Area basketball roundup: Tonganoxie girls advance to 4A state tourney
March 3, 2013
The Tonganoxie High girls earned their first basketball state bid in six years Saturday with a 62-36 victory against Atchison in a Class 4A sub-state championship game on their home floor.
Firebirds boys hope to surprise tougher match-ups at state
March 3, 2013
Every member of Free State High’s boys basketball team openly acknowledges the Firebirds aren’t the most talented, deepest or offensively dominating team around. And that’s OK with them, because they’re one of eight programs still in the hunt for the Class 6A state championship.
Veritas girls fifth, boys sixth at KCAA state
March 3, 2013
Veritas Christian’s girls basketball team defeated Derby Invasion, 37-33, on Saturday for fifth place in the KCAA state tournament.
Free State girls hit ‘buzz saw’ in sub-state final at Olathe Northwest
March 3, 2013
Minutes after Free State High’s girls basketball season ended at Olathe Northwest Saturday night, coach Bryan Duncan shuddered thinking about how talented the Firebirds’ opponents had been. “We hit a buzz saw tonight,” Duncan said of the Ravens decimating FSHS, 68-31, in a Class 6A sub-state championship game.
KU swimming finishes fourth at Big 12 Championships
March 3, 2013
Freshman Chelsie Miller placed fourth in the 1,650 free to lead the Kansas University swimming team to a fourth-place finish at the five-team Big 12 Championships.
KU relay team earns bid to NCAA Indoor Championships
March 3, 2013
Kansas University’s 4x400-meter relay team posted its fastest time of the season — second-best in school history — on Saturday at the Alex Wilson Last Chance meet to qualify for next week’s NCAA Indoor Championships.
KU softball splits power-packed doubleheader
March 3, 2013
Kansas University’s softball team lived and died by the home run in splitting a doubleheader on Saturday at the Wolfpack Challenge.
Pastors shoot baskets to fight malaria
March 3, 2013
Five United Methodist Church pastors stepped out of the church and onto the basketball court Saturday to raise money to fight malaria. The four Douglas County churches collaborating in the event — United Methodists Shoot for No Malaria, raising money for the Imagine No Malaria campaign — decided to work together to make it easier to raise money for the cause. By Meagan Thomas
Kansas baseball sweeps Eastern Michigan
March 3, 2013
Jordan Dreiling’s big plays on the basepaths and a big day behind the plate helped Kansas University baseball sweep a doubleheader against Eastern Michigan on Saturday at QuikTrip Park.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: When snow shoveling actually makes you feel good
March 3, 2013
My cheap, devious mind has a plan for getting a new snow shovel. I’ll go out and help people shovel during the snowstorm and write a column about it. Since it is for work, I’ll have no choice but to expense the new snow shovel to the company. Let’s see how it goes. By Chad Lawhorn
How former Jayhawks fared in March 2 NBA games
March 3, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
Hosmer, Royals rip Giants
March 3, 2013
Eric Hosmer went 3 for 3 with a home run and two doubles, Mike Moustakas hit a two-run shot, and the Kansas City Royals beat a San Francisco Giants split squad, 9-5, on Saturday.
Sporting KC opens with win over Philadelphia
March 3, 2013
Graham Zusi had a goal and two assists, leading Sporting Kansas City past the Philadelphia Union, 3-1, in the season opener for both clubs Saturday.
A return to Oz
‘Great and Powerful’ a high-tech take on classic, unique universe
March 3, 2013
“Oz the Great and Powerful,” out Friday, is the second movie Disney has produced that’s set in the mystical Land of Oz, though you may not recognize the studio’s first foray into novelist L. Frank Baum’s fantasy word. By Eric Melin
Editorial: Wage balance
City officials should work to minimize overtime, but recent storms help illustrate that extra hours sometimes are essential.
March 3, 2013
Figures reported recently by the Journal-World about overtime wages paid to local government employees may have raised some eyebrows among taxpayers.
Behind the Lens: Remotes help you be in 2 places at once
March 3, 2013
It always seems as though referees pass in front of the photographers right when players like Ben McLemore are milliseconds away from completely “posterizing” a helpless defender. The result is a view of a tremendous play obscured behind the backside of the game official.
40 years ago: Residence halls gaining in popularity
March 3, 2013
There were 4,020 dormitory spaces rented this year.
Opinion: ‘Rules’ are king in bureaucratic game
March 3, 2013 in print edition on A9
I was in the process of selling my deceased mother’s home in Kansas City and had a list of utilities I needed to call to have service discontinued. “I am not allowed to talk to you until I have documentation verifying that you are the trustee and have power of attorney,” said the robotic voice at the first utility I called.
Man of Merit: Student overcomes academic probation to become case study in success at KU
March 3, 2013
Matt Visser ended up on academic probation after his first semester at Kansas University, after his grades lagged and he developed a drinking habit. But now, as a senior, he’s been honored on KU’s “Men of Merit” poster — a promotion to spotlight role models for male students who too often fail to adjust to college life, as Visser once did. By Matt Erickson
Lawrence automotive dealers expanding as car sales increase
March 3, 2013
The talk in the Lawrence auto industry is what’s on the rise these days. Most dealerships in the city said vehicle sales fall into that category. By Chad Lawhorn
25 years ago: Man crashes car into south Lawrence store
March 3, 2013
The car had left behind a 5-by-10-foot hole in the wall, a partially collapsed ceiling, and debris scattered everywhere.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Vikings’ mingles facts and myths
March 3, 2013
Mingling the magical and factual on an epic scale, History Channel’s “Vikings” at times resembles a pared-down, less baffling version of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
Library calls for artists to turn fallen trees into sculpture
March 3, 2013
The bad news for tree lovers is that the Lawrence Public Library renovation required workers to cut down trees around the building. The good news? Those trees aren’t gone forever. By Sara Shepherd
Orchestra presents annual Baroque by Candlelight concert
March 3, 2013
The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra will present its 16th annual Baroque by Candlelight concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.
Cut paper art on display at Law Library gallery
March 3, 2013
The intricate cut paper creations of Lawrence artist Angie Pickman are on display through March at the Douglas County Law Library Art Gallery.
100 years ago: North Lawrence couple dies at home from gas fumes
March 3, 2013
“The young couple had been married about a year and a half.”
Horoscopes for March 3
March 3, 2013
For Sunday, March 3: This year could be very special for you. You might feel more inspired than you have in many years. If you are single, you could meet someone who will introduce you to a different lifestyle. If you are attached, the two of you might take up a hobby or a commitment that makes you more visible as a couple.
Oz over the years
March 3, 2013
A look at some of the forms (successful and not so much) “The Wizard of Oz” has taken over the years. By Eric Melin
Lawrence Libations: Schooners at Louise’s Bar downtown
March 3, 2013
Back when Louise herself owned and operated Louise’s Bar downtown, the bar’s big draw was 10-cent pints. Those went by the wayside long ago (rats!), but the next big thing has been going strong since the 1970s or earlier: schooners. By Sara Shepherd