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Tongie girls fall at state
March 7, 2013
Tonganoxie High’s girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start in a 55-38 loss to Paola in the opening round of the Class 4A state tournament Thursday.
KU football assistant Tim Grunhard learned from ’12
March 7, 2013
Kansas University offensive line coach Tim Grunhard won a national title as a player at Notre Dame and fought through 11 seasons in the NFL as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. Neither was as tough as what Grunhard went through last season as a first-time college football coach. By Matt Tait
Ex-KU great Wayne Simien’s words gave Jayhawks hope
March 7, 2013
A month after Wayne Simien, who serves as the team chaplain, provided some words of wisdom, the Jayhawks are in the hunt for a ninth-straight Big 12 regular-season title. KU and Kansas State take 14-3 league records into Saturday’s finales. By Gary Bedore
Kansas baseball explodes past Niagara
March 7, 2013
The Jayhawks stole nine bases in a 7-0 victory over Niagara in their baseball home opener at Hoglund Ballpark. By Jesse Newell
How former Jayhawks fared in March 7 NBA games
March 7, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA games.
A clean sweep? KU women seek third straight win over TCU
March 7, 2013
Beating a team three times in one season is no easy chore at any level of basketball. But if a Big 12 women’s basketball team must play the same opponent thrice, it might as well be TCU. By Tom Keegan
Hernandez, Romero rough up Royals
March 7, 2013
Felix Hernandez waited almost two weeks to get in a game for the Seattle Mariners. The Kansas City Royals went just as long without a loss.
Daylight Saving Time goes into effect Sunday
March 7, 2013
Don’t forget to set the clocks an hour ahead, before going to bed Saturday night, or early Sunday morning. Clocks will “spring” forward at 2 a.m. Sunday in accordance with Daylight Saving Time. The time change will last until Nov. 10 when clocks will fall back and the country returns to standard time. By Adam Strunk
Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department to host Spring Arts and Crafts Festival
March 7, 2013
Bonnie Jackson has been having some fun getting ready for Lawrence Parks and Recreation’s Spring Arts and Crafts Festival. Jackson and her friend Julie Miller work together to make crafts out of beverage bottles. Their wares include night lights, as well as candle holders. “I drink to support my art habit,” Jackson said.
KU’s Williams Fund opens door for more season-ticket holders to keep seats
March 7, 2013
A new system put in place by the Williams Education Fund for 2013 allows more Kansas University football season-ticket holders the opportunity to keep their seats from year to year—for a price. By Matt Tait
Schmidt Builders executive faces federal fraud charges in $15M loan from Lawrence bank
March 7, 2013
A former financial officer of a Topeka lumber company faces federal charges after allegedly defrauding a Lawrence bank five years ago in a $15 million loan. Ian Cummings
Angel Goodrich named first-team all-Big 12
Carolyn Davis takes second-team honors
March 7, 2013
Kansas senior point guard Angel Goodrich was selected as one of 10 players for the all-Big 12 first team as voted on by the league’s head coaches.
Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat to speak at KU on Wednesday
March 7, 2013
Author Edwidge Danticat, whose books include “Breath, Eyes, Memory” and “Brother, I’m Dying,” will speak at Kansas University next week.
Sweeping abortion bill approved by Kansas House committee
March 7, 2013
A bill that declares life begins at fertilization, removes tax credits for abortion procedures and decreases the ability for a woman to terminate a pregnancy was approved by a House committee on Thursday. By Scott Rothschild
New towing policy has addressed overcharging concerns, county official says
March 7, 2013
Four months in, a new county policy regulating how much towing companies can charge local residents has alleviated over-charging concerns expressed by residents, said Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug. For the past several years, numerous residents complained about overcharging by local towing companies on the county’s nonpreference towing list. By Shaun Hittle
Douglas County land transfers for the weeks ending Feb. 11 and Feb. 18
March 7, 2013
Land transfers as recorded by the Douglas County Register of Deeds Office.
Kansan charged in accidental shooting of wife with concealed gun
March 7, 2013
A Kansas man who accidentally shot his wife while they were eating at a restaurant is facing criminal charges.
Our Town Sports for March 7
March 7, 2013
A weekly roundup of local events, results and awards.
Big 12 honors KU’s Stanley Redwine
March 7, 2013
Kansas University’s Stanley Redwine was named Big 12 Women’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year, the league announced Monday.
Bill Self: Landen Lucas will ‘be a load’
KU coach counting on freshman to help inside next year
March 7, 2013
Red-shirt freshman power forward Landen Lucas is “doing great,” KU coach Bill Self reports. By Gary Bedore
Style Scout: George Waters
March 7, 2013
Fashion trends you hate: Saggy pants. The other day, I saw someone walking out of my store and I was concerned that he wasn’t going to make it out because of his saggy pants. I guess it’s just my age.
Gordon’s slam powers Royals
March 7, 2013
Alex Gordon hit a grand slam, James Shields pitched three scoreless innings, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-1, on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in spring training.
25 years ago: Taxicab inspections a good idea, mayor says
March 7, 2013
“I would not be opposed to the idea of the city getting into the inspection business.”
40 years ago: ‘It could not be worse” — Local farmers weigh in on weather
March 7, 2013
Several area farmers were calling the winter just ending as the “worst on record.”
100 years ago: Auto owners requested to help visitors tour town
March 7, 2013
“It will take forty automobiles to take these people around.”
Editorial: Market move
Downtown Farmers’ Market organizers should be grateful for the City Commission’s willingness to accommodate their first choice for a Tuesday market location.
March 7, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners decided Tuesday to go the extra mile to accommodate the popular Downtown Farmers’ Market. A new location was being sought for the Tuesday market after new long-term parking was added in the market’s former home in the 1000 block of Vermont. Market organizers were adamant that the only appropriate location for the Tuesday market was in the same location as its Saturday market — the public parking lot on the east side of the 800 block of New Hampshire Street.
Garden Calendar: Start crabgrass control before it spreads
March 7, 2013
Remember crabgrass? It was the tough, clumpy, impossible-to-pull grass that took over lawns and flower beds all over northeast Kansas in the heat of last summer. While you were busy trying to keep it under control, it was busy producing thousands of seeds that will germinate soon. By Jennifer Smith
Opinion: Change can’t wait for the ‘right time’
March 7, 2013 in print edition on A6
Brendon Ayanbadejo is wrong. It is painful to say that. Ayanbadejo’s heart is in a good place and the advice he gave last week on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” was practical and well intentioned. But mainly, yes, it was wrong.
Opinion: Bork book recalls dark Nixon era
March 7, 2013 in print edition on A6
“When I first met Richard Nixon,” Robert Bork says in the book he completed a few weeks before his death in December, “I could see in his expression the conviction that someone had blundered badly.” With the dry wit that, together with his mastery of the dry martini, made him delightful company, Bork says the president, who “almost visibly recoiled,” evidently considered his red beard emblematic of Ivy League left-wingery. Nixon probably thought the barbarians were within the gates.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Frock Stars’ well-tailored to audience
March 7, 2013
“L.A. Frock Stars” (7 p.m., Smithsonian) is a pretty dumb title for an enjoyable show. A far better title, “The Way We Wore,” is the name of the upscale vintage boutique featured here, run by Doris Raymond. She’s a smart, tireless and discerning judge of the futures market for things of the past.
Style Scout: Amy Lamphere
March 7, 2013
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? The girls here are so beautiful. I wish they would really celebrate that and not wear sweatshirts and leggings all the time. Dress up!
Horoscopes for March 7
March 7, 2013
For Thursday, March 7: This year you alternate between being practical and being a dreamer. Balancing these strong, opposing qualities takes talent. If you are single, you could confuse someone you’re dating, as this person never knows which side of your personality to expect. If you are attached, your sweetie is used to your changeability.
How former Jayhawks fared in March 6 NBA games
March 7, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games.
Chiefs release tackle Winston
March 7, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs made another move in their roster overhaul under new leadership Wednesday night, releasing right tackle Eric Winston after only one season.
Hosmer added to WBC roster
March 7, 2013
Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will replace the injured Mark Teixeira on the United States team at the World Baseball Classic.