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Bankruptcies for March 18
March 17, 2013
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Divorces for March 18
March 17, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court:
Marriages for March 18
March 17, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County
How former Jayhawks fared in March 17 NBA games
March 17, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
KU earns No. 1 seed in South region
05:14 p.m., March 17, 2013 Updated 12:18 a.m.
The Kansas men’s basketball team earned the No. 1 seed in the South region and will face 16th-seeded Western Kentucky approximately 8:50 p.m. Central time Friday in Kansas City, Mo. By Gary Bedore
Usual cast of unusual characters highlight St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17, 2013
Bagpipers piped, a woman dressed as a chicken bounded around urging parade watchers to buy local, McGruff the crime dog greeted children, the Junkyard Jazz band belted out tunes from the trailer of a truck, hula hoopers marched and hopped, a leprechaun waved to the crowd from inside a 10-foot pot of gold and a group of shipwrecked castaways from the S.S. Minnow did the Harlem Shake. By Shaun Hittle
Capitol Report: Higher education cuts, pension changes, proof of citizenship
March 17, 2013
Higher education funding cuts; pension changes and proof of citizenship By Scott Rothschild
Opinion: Book shows equal justice not yet a reality
March 17, 2013 in print edition on A11
Karen Houppert has written a book of nightmares. Houppert, a veteran reporter for, among others, The Washington Post and The New York Times, is the author of “Chasing Gideon: the Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice,” which comes out this week coincident with the anniversary of a legal milestone. It was 50 years ago Monday that the case of Gideon v. Wainwright was decided.
KU rowing earns victories at Oak Ridge
March 17, 2013
Kansas University’s rowing team picked up a score of victories against tough competition on Saturday at Louisville’s Cardinal Invitational.
Sporting KC scoreless in home-opening tie with Chicago
March 17, 2013
The Chicago Fire managed to earn their first point in three games this year despite remaining scoreless, tying Sporting Kansas City 0-0 on Saturday.
Cubs overwhelm Chen, Royals
March 17, 2013
Chicago’s Javier Baez has hit four home runs in his last five at-bats on a total of seven pitches, including two off Bruce Chen on Saturday as a Cubs split-squad pounded out an 8-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Three decades of defending and judging those in Lawrence’s justice system
March 17, 2013
There was a time when Randy McGrath could tell you to tuck in your shirt, and you had darn well better do it. Those were the days when McGrath had the best seat in the house at 1006 New Hampshire St., the city’s Municipal Court. “If you are going to be in court, the best place to be is on the bench,” McGrath said. By Chad Lawhorn
City commission candidates give views on economic development issues, downtown redevelopment
March 17, 2013
In the first of a series of articles about issues in the 2013 Lawrence City Commission race, we ask the six candidates for their views on economic development and growth-related issues. By Chad Lawhorn
How former Jayhawks fared in March 16 NBA games
March 17, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
2013 Spring Arts Guide
March 17, 2013
Highlights of arts and entertainment events happening in Lawrence through the season.
Editorial: Jobs, politics
March 17, 2013
Eliminating the Kansas classified employment system could result in increased political patronage and a less professional state workforce.
25 years ago: KU salaries, capital improvements benefit by new state budget
March 17, 2013
The Kansas House today gave final approval to a $788 million budget for Kansas Board of Regents universities.
40 years ago: What should KU look for in a chancellor?
March 17, 2013
Youth was stressed by at least one respondent.
100 years ago: Parents expecting too much from schools, speaker says
March 17, 2013
“They are neglecting the children in the home and are depending upon the teacher to care for them.”
Behind the Lens: Great snow photos about finding the right exposure
March 17, 2013
I realize we’re probably done with snow for the year, but after talking to people about their recent photographs of snow, I thought I’d offer some tips that can apply to photos taken year-round. By Mike Yoder
Nursing home planning elaborate St. Patrick’s Day birthday party for new feline resident
March 17, 2013
Things don’t usually get too wild and crazy on St. Patrick’s Day at the Brandon Woods nursing home, but this year the staff is going all out to plan an elaborate birthday party for one of the newest residents, complete with presents, cupcakes, party masks, a treasure hunt — and catnip. Ian Cummings
Opinion: Marriage case blends law, social science
March 17, 2013 in print edition on A11
When on March 26 the Supreme Court hears oral arguments about whether California’s ban on same-sex marriages violates the constitutional right to “equal protection of the laws,” these arguments will invoke the intersection of law and social science. The court should tread cautiously, if at all, on this dark and bloody ground.
Tune In Tonight: Reality show titles lacking in originality
March 17, 2013
With the wealth of the English language at their disposal, the geniuses in charge of putting titles on reality shows appear to have a limited vocabulary. As I have recently observed, the word “war” has been associated with “Whale Wars,” ‘‘Rhino Wars,” ‘‘Storage Wars” and “Cupcake Wars.” ‘‘Wives” and “housewives” have been similarly abused. As has “swap.”
New art exhibit explores water, eco-critically to symbolically
March 17, 2013
Crystalized urine from an artist who drank from the Yangtze River for 21 days. Photos for which an artist placed herself in danger to depict the ocean’s turbulence. Contemporary interpretations of the bends of the Kansas River. All come together in “Conversation XIV: Water,” a new exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art. By Sara Shepherd
Collective bargaining issues expose open rift among education lobby groups
12:00 a.m., March 17, 2013 Updated 07:09 p.m.
Most years, lobby groups representing teachers, school boards and administrators are in lock-step agreement on major issues at the Kansas Statehouse. But this year’s debates over collective bargaining rights and contributions to union PAC’s has caused a bitter rift among the groups that could affect upcoming contract negotiations. By Peter Hancock
Symphony in the Flint Hills tickets on sale this week
March 17, 2013
Tickets go on sale Saturday for this year’s Symphony in the Flint Hills, which — in a departure from years past — will be performed amid the historic buildings of Fort Riley instead of a remote prairie.
Off the Beaten Plate: Chilaquiles at Mexquisito
March 17, 2013
Just to be clear, this isn’t nachos. Eat chilaquiles with a fork and — if you’re going for the Mexican-approved method — a fried egg on top. By Sara Shepherd
Smithsonian exhibit highlights hands that built America
March 17, 2013
Earl Davault’s elbow grease at the Baldwin Lumberyard and Irvin Greer’s mechanical aptitude at Hey Machinery Co. built Baldwin City. But the two men were far from alone. A traveling Smithsonian exhibit is celebrating workers like them who shaped our country. By Sara Shepherd
Horoscopes for March 17
March 17, 2013
For Sunday, March 17: This year you work on fine-tuning your communication skills. You will note a tendency to have misunderstandings with others. If you are single, the issue won’t be meeting people, but rather choosing the right person. If you are attached, your mate could find you to be unpredictable.
New Jayhawk sculpture in front of KU Union ready to withstand lots of ‘love’
March 17, 2013
It might seem glamorous, but it’s a tough job serving as the Classic Jayhawk sculpture in front of the Kansas Union on the Kansas University campus. But KU staff are confident that the newest Classic Jayhawk, the third edition, will be up to the task. By Matt Erickson