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Kansas baseball tops TCU, 8-4
March 16, 2013
Kansas University’s baseball team put together two three-run innings early and held on to top TCU, 8-4, on Saturday at Lupton Stadium.
KU softball’s Alex Jones locks down Texas State for seventh win
March 16, 2013
Kansas University relief pitcher Alex Jones locked down Texas State after three closely contested innings, and the Jayhawks earned a 4-2 softball victory on Saturday at Sacramento State’s Capital Classic.
Notebook: Bill Self on Bruce Weber comment: ‘Our players definitely knew about it’
March 16, 2013
Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber recently joked at a Big 12 regular-season co-champion net-cutting party that he’d hoped to celebrate the league title a week earlier on the Wildcats’ Senior Day, but poor officiating in the Kansas-Iowa State game got in the way. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
Bragging rights’: KU takes Big 12 tourney title with 70-54 win over Kansas State
March 16, 2013
The Kansas men’s basketball team believes it is clear now who the best team in the conference is following a 70-54 victory over Kansas State in the Big 12 tournament championship on Saturday. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
Opinion: KU deserves No. 1 seed over Duke
March 16, 2013
If Kansas lands on the top line, it would do so for the fifth time in seven seasons, and the Jayhawks deserve that honor over potential No. 1 seed Duke, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
Wildcats: Jeff Withey ‘changed the game on defense’
March 16, 2013
Despite not letting Kansas senior Jeff Withey get his mitts on very many of their 60 shots on Saturday, the Kansas State Wildcats said they felt Withey’s presence just about every time they tried to drive to the rim on Saturday. By Matt Tait• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
North Lawrence accident leaves pedestrian with serious injuries
09:14 p.m., March 16, 2013 Updated 10:37 a.m.
A vehicle-pedestrian accident in North Lawrence has left a 37-year-old Lawrence man with serious injuries. At 9:02 p.m. Douglas County Emergency Dispatch received a call reporting that a silver Buick had hit a pedestrian near the intersection of North Second and Lincoln streets.
Free State baseball moves opener to Tuesday
March 16, 2013
In anticipation of possible Sunday snow and less than ideal playing conditions Monday, Free State High baseball has pushed back its season-opening doubleheader.
Former Republican state senator talks about conversion to Democratic Party
March 16, 2013
As a recent convert to the Democratic Party, former state Sen. Jean Schodorf told Douglas County Democrats on Saturday that the way to get moderate Republicans to switch parties is to talk about public school education in the state of Kansas. By Scott Rothschild
Could global warming change tornado season, too?
March 16, 2013
With the planet heating up, many scientists seem fairly certain some weather elements like hurricanes and droughts will worsen. But tornadoes have them stumped.
Frogs flog Kansas baseball, 8-1
March 16, 2013
TCU right-hander Preston Morrison held Kansas University to just a run off four hits over 7 2/3 inning, and the Horned Frogs roughed up KU, 8-1, in the Big 12 baseball opener for both teams Friday.
Maggie Hull helps KU softball take split
March 16, 2013
Moments after Alex Jones took a pitch off the top of her head, senior left fielder Maggie Hull picked up Kansas University’s starting softball pitcher with a walk-off home run to defeat Saint Mary’s College, 3-1.
Bradley McDougald speeds up at pro day
March 16, 2013
Safety Bradley McDougald shaved two-tenths of a second off his 40-yard dash time to highlight Friday’s football pro timing day at Kansas University. By Matt Tait
Andy Reid big reason for Chiefs’ free-agent flood
March 16, 2013
When the Kansas City Chiefs made a move to hire Andy Reid to be their next coach, their swift and decisive decision snapped just about everyone in the NFL to attention.
Hochevar solid; K.C. wins
March 16, 2013
Luke Hochevar is adapting to a new role.
Notebook: Kevin Young lower leg injury not serious
March 16, 2013
Kansas University senior Kevin Young, who injured his lower right leg in the first half of Friday’s 88-73 Big 12 semifinal victory over Iowa State, was able to play just two minutes in the second half. By Gary Bedore• KU-ISU• Bill Self postgame audio
25 years ago: First St. Pat’s parade to go on spite of snowy forecast
March 16, 2013
“I hope it’s green stuff falling instead of white stuff.”
40 years ago: Court of Appeals decides against gay student group seeking KU recognition
March 16, 2013
Tt was stated that the group had failed to show that the denial of formal recognition had violated its constitutional rights.
100 years ago: Latest play from KU thespians brings unusual prop to stage
March 16, 2013
“The play chosen for this year’s production is entitled ‘The Aviator,’ a four act farce comedy.”
Simons’ Saturday Column: Tax breaks for college athletic ‘charity’ spur scrutiny
March 16, 2013
Earlier this week, Fox News had a story that should be of great interest to fans of Kansas University athletic programs and those who are generous in their fiscal contributions to the KU Endowment Association. The story told of a $250 million renovation of the football stadium at the University of Washington in Seattle. According to the Fox News report, the current nationwide race for the best football stadiums is the “rage” among universities and their athletics departments. However, “some might be surprised to learn that taxpayers are footing a part of the bill.”
Letter: Central power
March 16, 2013
An elected governor who wishes to gather all of the political power of the state unto himself backs up his executive powers with control of the legislative and judicial (including appeals process) by whatever means needed, including intimidation of members of his own party. The outstanding historical example of this was the late Huey P. Long known as the “Kingfish” in the state of Louisiana and noted by the president as one of the two most dangerous men in America in the 1930s. There is surely little doubt now that Sam Brownback has made rapid progress toward gathering all the political power of the state of Kansas unto himself and, like Huey P. Long, has picked a fight with the federal courts. Kansans will now pay millions in legal fees to refight a battle lost long ago in 1865 at the close of our Civil War.
What kind of pope should we hope for?
March 16, 2013
On Wednesday, the conclave of cardinals elected Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina as Pope Francis, the next leader of the Catholic Church. What kind of pope should we hope for? One that acknowledges and welcomes that he, the church, and its 1.2 billion adherents are living in the 21st century, immersed in a wealth of knowledge and civil law that should be honored, not denied.
Opinion: Paul filibuster was act of political genius
March 16, 2013 in print edition on A10
In choice of both topic and foil, Rand Paul’s now legendary Senate filibuster was a stroke of political genius. The topic was, ostensibly, very narrow: Does the president have the constitutional authority to put a drone-launched Hellfire missile through your kitchen — you, a good citizen of Topeka to whom POTUS might have taken a dislike — while you’re cooking up a pot roast?
Faith Forum: Do you expect an uptick in attendance at your church on Palm and Easter Sundays this month? Is that good or bad?
March 16, 2013
Ron Channell and Justin Jenkins both say yes.
Around and About for March 16, 2013
March 16, 2013
Six students from the Lawrence area will travel to Abilene next month to compete in the 25th annual Kansas National Geographic Bee.
Tune In Tonight: Lies and ads key in new ‘rom-com’
March 16, 2013
Is the truth packaged as a lie still the truth, or merely advertising? This is the heady theme of the made-for-cable romantic comedy “Tom, Dick & Harriet” (8 p.m. Saturday, Hallmark). Borrowing themes from “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “The Front,” the film stars Steven Weber.
Letter: Museum idea
March 16, 2013
To the editor: The tribute paid to Larry Martin in Wednesday’s edition was much deserved but it failed to mention that not only did Larry have access to one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur skeletons but he also had a marvelous vision for a museum to be built here in Lawrence to house and display them as an outstanding visitor attraction located right here near Interstate 70, an economic plus for our community. Sadly, he was never able to convince funding sources to see that vision. It would be a great tribute to him if some entity would bring that idea to a reality.
St. Pat’s parade: Good friends, good beer, good music
March 16, 2013
Last St. Patrick’s Day, a giant riverboat with dancing pirates floated up Massachusetts Street blasting “Proud Mary” by Ike and Tina Turner. The year before, it was a giant volcano with two decks of people dancing along to Jimmy Buffett’s “Volcano.” What’s does the Sandbar have in store for its float in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade? Lawrence will find out on Sunday when the parade kicks off at 1:30 p.m. in South Park and heads up Massachusetts Street. By Rebekka Schlichting
Horoscopes for March 16
March 16, 2013
For Saturday, March 16: This year you enjoy your surroundings and your interactions with others. You will flourish in your present environment, as you will meet new people and bond more deeply with friends and loved ones. If you are single, you might stumble into a very intense romance. If you are attached, your first child could become a topic of conversation.