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KU track sends 12 to NCAA Indoor Championships
March 4, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s track team will send 11 athletes to the NCAA Indoor Championships, the NCAA announced Monday. One KU men’s runner will join them.
KU men’s golf in second place after two rounds
March 4, 2013
Kansas University men’s golf sits in second place, and two KU golfers are poised for top-five individual finishes after two rounds Monday at the Louisiana Classics.
FSHS boys ride renewed defense to state
March 4, 2013
Almost two weeks ago, in the days leading up to their regular-season finale, Free State High’s boys basketball players made a vow to “practice better.” That renewed focus, especially on defense, has the Firebirds in the Class 6A state tournament, which starts on Wednesday in Wichita. By Benton Smith
Charlie Weis foretells drastic overhaul for second spring
March 4, 2013
Change, across the board, seems to be the theme for the Kansas University football team as it enters spring practice, which begins today at Memorial Stadium, where the snow is piled high on the track and hope and optimism even higher. By Matt Tait
KU women’s seniors focus on winning, not home finale
March 4, 2013
Kansas women’s basketball guard Monica Engelman already has her Senior Night at Allen Fieldhouse planned out. “I know it’s going to be emotional,” the senior said, “but I want to get the win first, then cry after.” By Jesse Newell
Structure fire reported on Indiana Street
March 4, 2013
A structure fire was reported at 612 Indiana St.
Notebook: Kevin Young delivers one-liners in speech; top recruit Andrew Wiggins visits
March 4, 2013
Kevin Young resembled a stand-up comedian as he took the microphone for the first of four Senior Night speeches following Monday’s 79-42 rout of Texas Tech in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore • Box score• Senior speech videos
Opinion: KU seniors let their play do the talking
March 4, 2013
On a night that featured what could be remembered as the greatest senior day starting lineup in Kansas history, it became more evident than ever that this team is getting better with age, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• Senior speech videos
3 and out: Jeff Withey’s long-range shot highlight of Senior Night win
March 4, 2013
Kansas center Jeff Withey, who is known for his shot blocking and dunking — definitely not his long-range bombing — sank the first three-point shot of his KU career in his final home game as the Jayhawks routed Texas Tech. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Senior speech videos
Texas Tech coach Chris Walker: KU rout of TTU ‘open season’
March 4, 2013
Without a hint of disappointment in his voice and a smile on his face, Texas Tech men’s basketball coach Chris Walker sat back and tried to explain the takeaway from a 79-42 loss to Kansas University Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait
Kansas Bioscience Authority investing $375,000 in Olathe company to help develop medical devices
March 4, 2013
Olathe-based Novita Therapeutics, a company that develops medical devices, will receive a $375,000 investment from the Kansas Bioscience Authority, bringing its total KBA support to nearly $1.3 million since 2011. By Matt Erickson
Man found naked on highway, charged in connection with missing vehicle
March 4, 2013
A 22-year old Shawnee man found naked Friday night on U.S. Highway 24 has been charged in Douglas County District Court with aggravated kidnapping, robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and theft. Ian Cummings
City’s snow removal costs for season up to $317K and counting; more than triple a year ago
March 4, 2013
The snow is not all that piled up. City officials have their first glimpse at the costs associated with clearing the city of two late-February snow storms: $177,467 and still counting, on top of $140,000 spent earlier in the winter. By Chad Lawhorn
Expansion of rental inspection program to get hearing Tuesday, as some commissioners express new concerns
March 4, 2013
Upon further inspection, a plan to ensure every rental unit in the city is licensed and inspected may not have smooth sailing through Lawrence City Hall after all. By Chad Lawhorn
February a record-breaking month for concealed-carry permits in Kansas
March 4, 2013
Kansas has set a record, for the second straight month, for applications for concealed-carry permits, the Kansas Attorney General’s office reported Monday, mirroring a nationwide surge in gun ownership. Ian Cummings
Mediation order for school finance case first of its kind in Kansas
March 4, 2013
The school finance lawsuit represents the first time mediation has been used at the appellate level in Kansas. But the state Supreme Court may still have the final say. By Peter Hancock
Organizers of KU Big Event service day looking for projects to tackle around Lawrence
March 4, 2013
The student organizers of the Big Event at Kansas University are aiming to double the size of the service effort in its third year, seeking 4,000 volunteers and 400 project sites. That means they need people and groups around Lawrence to do something simple: Ask for help. By Matt Erickson
Candidate forum set for Wednesday
March 4, 2013
Candidates for Lawrence school board and City Commission will participate in public forums sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition Wednesday evening in the City Commission chambers at Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.
Linebacker Huldon Tharp will not play for KU football in 2013
March 4, 2013
Kansas University linebacker Huldon Tharp will forego his final season of eligibility and conclude his football-playing career, KU coach Charlie Weis announced Monday.
Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist to speak at KU on Wednesday
March 4, 2013
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter James B. Steele will speak Wednesday at Kansas University about his most recent book, “The Betrayal of the American Dream.”
Elijah Johnson, Ben McLemore sweep Big 12 weekly honors
March 4, 2013
Kansas guards Elijah Johnson and Ben McLemore are the recipients of the Big 12 player of the week and freshman of the week honors, the conference announced Monday morning.
How former Jayhawks fared in March 3 NBA games
March 4, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Kansas softball stops Stony Brook
March 4, 2013
Alicia Pille walked none and struck out a season-best 12 in a complete-game four-hitter as Kansas University softball beat Stony Brook, 7-1, on Sunday at Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium.
KU baseball falls to Eagles
March 4, 2013
Eastern Michigan collected a season-high 16 hits and earned a split of the four-game weekend series with an 11-6 baseball victory over Kansas University on Sunday at QuikTrip Park.
Gordon homers; Royals win
March 4, 2013
Alex Gordon insists his swing still needs refining even though his spring training statistics indicate it is just fine.
K-State, Kansas in stretch run for title
March 4, 2013
The first time that Kansas State coach Bruce Weber approached Bill Snyder about speaking to his team, Snyder, the ‘ol football coach, jokingly said that the Wildcats were playing too well and that he didn’t want to mess things up.
Opinion: Goodbye, Ben McLemore; hello, Andrew Wiggins?
March 4, 2013
Ben McLemore plays his 17th and final game in Allen Fieldhouse tonight, a freshman on Senior Night and the best player in the building, with the possible exception of his potential replacement, visiting recruit Andrew Wiggins. By Tom Keegan
Finale four: Four KU seniors to say fieldhouse farewell
March 4, 2013
Elijah Johnson today plays his final game in Allen Fieldhouse with fellow senior starters Travis Releford, Jeff Withey and Kevin Young. By Gary Bedore
Capitol Report: School finance; Democratic gubernatorial candidate; why Francisco voted for drug testing
March 4, 2013
School finance, challenging Brownback, and why Francisco voted for drug testing By Scott Rothschild
Style for the Ages: The wool overcoat, a classic that has hardly changed
March 4, 2013
There are small, relatively inexpensive changes you can make to your wool coat to not only make it unique, but also to put it on par with much more expensive designer coats.
40 years ago: City commissioners form advisory council
March 4, 2013
The council was intended to expand to a more broad-based group of 50 members.
‘Treat yourself’ to healthy eating
March 4, 2013
Moderation is best for long-term weight loss. It’s also a rule to keep in mind when visiting restaurants.
Double Take: Dating pool doesn’t dry up after high school
March 4, 2013
Dear Dr. Wes and Katie: I’m 16. You say that teenage dating is the foundation for adult relationships. If that’s true, I’m going to die alone. What happens to those of us who don’t date at this age?
Go-Getter: Try boxing
March 4, 2013
Swimsuit season is on its way, so now is the time to get in shape. Boxing is a great workout that also teaches fighting techniques, which can be useful for self-defense or fun in the boxing ring.
Fix-It Chick: Remove paint from metal hardware on doors, cabinets
March 4, 2013
Removing paint from old metal hardware can be a daunting task, unless you add some hot water into the mix.
Opinion: Afghan women fear U.S. withdrawal
March 4, 2013 in print edition on A8
Last week, Georgetown University inaugurated a new Institute for Women, Peace, and Security to research the role of women in mitigating global conflicts. The institute was first announced by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who made promotion of women’s rights a signature part of her tenure. Clinton funded aid programs to train women leaders in developing countries for government, civil society, and peace negotiations. Ambassador Melanne Verveer, who will head the Georgetown institute — and ran Clinton’s office for Global Women’s Issues — clearly hopes to build on that legacy in her new role.
Opinion: Voting Rights Act is out of date
March 4, 2013 in print edition on A8
Progressives are remarkably uninterested in progress. Social Security is 78 years old and myriad social improvements have added 17 years to life expectancy since 1935, yet progressives insist the program remain frozen, like a fly in amber. Medicare is 48 years old and the competence and role of medicine have been transformed since 1965, yet progressives cling to Medicare “as we know it.” And they say the Voting Rights Act, another 48-year-old, must remain unchanged, despite dramatic improvements in race relations.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Shrinks’ hurt more than they help
March 4, 2013
The doctors’ creed, “first, do no harm,” should apply to their reputations as well. The new Bravo series “LA Shrinks” (9 p.m.) puts three glossy, photogenic therapists on the couch as they discuss their career and relationship woes with their own analysts.
100 years ago: Vinland votes against school consolidation
March 4, 2013
“The vote stood 41 against and 31 for the change.”
25 years ago: County clerk predicting jump in voter registration
March 4, 2013
Patty Jaimes said yesterday that 1988 might be a banner year.
Horoscopes for March 4
March 4, 2013
For Monday, March 4: This year tension often is the motivator that creates important events and opportunities in your life. Your career, your relationships and your public image become even more significant. If you are single, take your time getting to know a potential suitor. If you are attached, bring your significant other into your public life.
Editorial: Tax shift
A move to reclassify certain property in the state likely will shift more of the tax burden to individual property owners.
March 4, 2013
It’s difficult to pay attention to what’s happening in Topeka these days when most of our energy and attention is spent moving snow, worrying about getting to work or getting the kids to their schools and activities as winter delivers a late-season pair of punches. But the Kansas Association of Counties has highlighted House Bill 2285, which may be deserving of as much attention as any slippery sidewalk or snow-packed pavement.