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How former Jayhawks fared in March 10 NBA games
March 10, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Top Chef program promotes healthy eating
AmeriCorps helps expand learning opportunities
March 10, 2013
They may not be cutthroat and acerbic like the contestants on the TV show, but the folks participating in Top Chef: Babcock Place are still generating some heat in the kitchen — and learning about healthy eating while they’re at it. By Micki Chestnut
Jeff Withey, Ben McLemore selected to All-Big 12 first team
Withey also honored as Big 12 defensive player of year
06:06 p.m., March 10, 2013 Updated 12:01 a.m.
Kansas center Jeff Withey and guard Ben McLemore were selected to the All-Big 12 first team, the league announced Sunday afternoon.
Opinion: Introverts often are misunderstood
March 10, 2013 in print edition on A9
It’s not just a women’s issue. Granted, that’s how many of us are framing last month’s decision by Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo! Inc., to end telecommuting and require all employees to report to the office. It ignited a firestorm of controversy over whether Mayer, a working mother herself, has backstabbed the sisterhood. Columnist Kathleen Parker called it the latest iteration of the “mommy war.”
Kansas prep basketball roundup: BVNW boys win Class 6A state title
March 10, 2013
Blue Valley Northwest capped a perfect season Saturday with a 46-29 win over Blue Valley West to take the Kansas Class 6A high school boys basketball title.
KU women’s golf in 12th after two rounds at Clover Cup
March 10, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s golf team sits in 12th after two rounds, Saturday at the Clover Cup.
KU rowing opens season at OU
March 10, 2013
Kansas University’s rowing team opened its spring season on Saturday at the Oklahoma Invitational.
Alex Jones pitches KU to two softball wins
March 10, 2013
Kansas University junior Alex Jones pitched the Jayhawk softball team to a two victories on Saturday at the Florida Atlantic Invitational.
Rain, runs pour in as KU baseball earns series sweep of Niagara
March 10, 2013
Kansas University pitcher Thomas Taylor struck out six Niagara Purple Eagles in six innings, earning his second victory of the season as KU swept the four-game series with an 11-4 win in the rainy finale on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Benton Smith
KU football hosts fun-filled clinic for Special Olympians
March 10, 2013
Saturday morning at Anschutz Sports Pavilion, the entire Kansas University football team and its coaching staff joined nearly 100 Special Olympians from across Kansas for a 90-minute skills clinic that mixed football, fun and fits of laughter. By Matt Tait
KU women’s track second at NCAA Indoor
March 10, 2013
Kansas University had two more individual national champions, and the KU women’s track-and-field team repeated as national NCAA Indoor runner-up Saturday.
K.I.D.S matching-grant tuition program comes under fire
March 10, 2013
A House committee is looking at abolishing the Kansas Investment in Developing Scholars (K.I.D.S) program. But advocates say the program provides needed financial support for low-income students. By Nikki Wentling
Open access to research, long a focus at KU, now grabbing national headlines
March 10, 2013
The suicide of a “hacktivist,” a new order from the White House and legislation introduced in Congress have all drawn attention this year to an issue supporters refer to in short as “Open Access.” It has to do with allowing scholars, and the general public, access to academic research that’s been funded by federal dollars. And it’s been a focus at Kansas University for years. By Matt Erickson
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Group looking for a hand with handball
March 10, 2013
Max Falkenstien is 88 and he may well be the dean of Lawrence handball He’s played the game for about 70 years. And I just beat him. Perhaps. By Chad Lawhorn
Severe weather symposium stresses preparedness
March 10, 2013
National Severe Weather Preparedness Week ended Saturday but Douglas County Emergency Management wants the community to continue to be prepared in case of severe weather. Jillian Rodrigue, assistant director of Douglas County Emergency Management, said a big theme this year is to be proactive and make sure communities nationwide are ready in the event of a weather emergency. By Meagan Thomas
Lawrence High School Fall 2012 Honor Roll
March 10, 2013
Lawrence High School has released its Honor Rolls for the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year.
40 years ago: Steady rains lead to flash-flood warnings
March 10, 2013
As of noon today, Lawrence had already received 3.8 inches of rain for March.
100 years ago: Proposed change in city government to head April ballot
March 10, 2013
“The election will be one of the most important held in Lawrence for years.”
Off the Beaten Plate: Flaming Cheese at the Mad Greek
March 10, 2013
If any food merits being served with a big “opa!” it’s a dish that comes on fire. By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence school board to hear finance advisory council report
March 10, 2013
An advisory group will present the Lawrence school board with financial data comparing Lawrence to similar districts. The report will likely be a factor in debate about the upcoming $92.5 million bond proposal. By Peter Hancock
Editorial: Punishment options
Beyond the moral concerns many people have to capital punishment, Kansas lawmakers and families of victims also are making a dollars-and-cents appeal.
March 10, 2013
Sentencing someone to death for a crime is an extremely serious matter. It shouldn’t be easy to either issue that sentence or carry it out. Many people have moral concerns about capital punishment, but there also are concerns about how great a drain those cases are on the state treasury. Legislation introduced last week in the Kansas House raises legitimate questions about whether it makes sense to maintain capital punishment in Kansas or to replace it with sentences of life without parole.
25 years ago: City approves sewer survey
March 10, 2013
City commissioners had voted 4-0 this week to pay $238,000 for the study.
Playing dead: Here Come the Mummies bringing funky, ghoulish act to Granada
March 10, 2013
Everybody has a dead rock star or two they wish they could have seen before they checked out to that great gig in the sky. Well, a bevy of long-since-buried rockers have been unearthed and will take the stage in Lawrence this week. By Mike Krings
Tune In Tonight: Brooke Shields enlists in ‘Army Wives’
March 10, 2013
More than 30 years in the public eye, Brooke Shields joins the cast of the cable drama “Army Wives” (8 p.m. Sunday, Lifetime) as the popular series enters its seventh season. Over the years, she’s transformed from the precocious child model and actress (“Pretty Baby”) to television star (“Suddenly Susan”), while maintaining a good deal of public affection.
Opinion: Bullying overreach is ‘inappropriate’
March 10, 2013 in print edition on A9
Rodney Francis is insufficiently ambitious. The pastor of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church in St. Louis has entered the fray over guns, violence and humanity’s fallen nature with a plan for a “buyback” of children’s toy guns. And toy swords and other make-believe weapons. There is, however, a loophole in the pastor’s panacea. He neglects the problem of ominously nibbled and menacingly brandished breakfast pastries.
Duo to give free musical performance at art museum
March 10, 2013
The Goldenberg Duo will present a free recital at noon Friday in the Central Court at the Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.
Big impact, big stage: KU Wind Ensemble to perform world premiere of weighty work at Carnegie Hall
March 10, 2013
Just write something fast, flashy. Don’t get deep. We’ll pay you a lot of money. Composer Mohammed Fairouz says he turns down many such requests. “In the Shadow of No Towers” is nothing like those. It’s not an everyday selection for the Kansas University Wind Ensemble, either. By Sara Shepherd
Percolator seeks material for trash bin exhibit
March 10, 2013
The Percolator Artspace is looking for community members with photos, objects and experiences to share from the Social Service League’s alleyway trash bin.
Pi Day pie contest and variety show planned
March 10, 2013
Expect a celebration of math, science, pastry and nerd pride at the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band’s annual Pi Day variety show, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Horoscopes for March 10
March 10, 2013
For Sunday, March 1: This year you break down barriers by implementing many of your ideas. Explain your reasoning, and be willing to respond to inquiries. If you are single, decide what type of bond you desire. If you are attached, as a couple you might decide to make one of your long-term desires a reality.
Royals hammer Giants
March 10, 2013
Johnny Giavotella and Brett Hayes each drove in four runs, Yordano Ventura pitched three hitless innings, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants, 13-2, Saturday.
Chiefs making bold moves
March 10, 2013
The new group in charge of the Kansas City Chiefs is going right to work, making bold moves to turn around a franchise that went 2-14 last season.
How former Jayhawks fared in March 9 NBA games
March 10, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.