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Archive for Monday, March 18, 2013

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12:26 a.m.
Kansas players make their way out of a NCAA selection show watch party at the fieldhouse on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse. From left are Kevin Young, Perry Ellis, Niko Roberts, Evan Manning, Travis Releford and Christian Garrett. Kansas was selected as the number 1 seed in the South Regional and will play Western Kentucky in the field of 64 on Friday in Kansas City. KU earns No. 1 seed in South region
5:14 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
7:00 a.m.
Franco Garcia, an air brush artist in Lawrence, puts the finishing touches on a new Jayhawk March 11 at the Kansas Union. This new sculpture, plus a three-foot-deep underground column serving as its anchor, is filled with about three tons of concrete and steel rebar to prevent theft and vandalism. 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
11:46 a.m.
The six candidates for three open city commission seats from left clockwise, Mike Amyx, Jeremy Farmer, Terry Riordan, Leslie Soden, Scott Criqui and Rob Chestnut. A look at key filings by Lawrence City Commission candidates
March 18, 2013
A look at the statements of substantial interest forms as filed by candidates of the Lawrence City Commission.
2:58 p.m.
Velocity Church Pastor Justin Jenkins, right, and his wife, Marissa, discuss relationships during a Velocity Church service Sunday, March 10, 2013, at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Turning the tide: As traditional churches see interest wane, upstarts draw in young people
March 18, 2013
Bars aren’t the only venue downtown where patrons can find dim lights, loud music and 20-somethings swaying rhythmically. Visit Velocity Church, Greenhouse Culture or Vintage Church on any given Sunday morning and you likely will see a similar scene. By Arley Hoskin

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Former Hilltopper Townsend to scout WKU for Jayhawks
March 18, 2013
Kansas University coach Bill Self put assistant Kurtis Townsend in charge of the scouting report for the Jayhawks’ NCAA Tournament game against Western Kentucky, where Townsend played college basketball for two years. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Seeds say KU in toughest NCAA region
March 18, 2013
The clocks have changed. Winter is about to step aside for spring. So it’s that time again — time for every supporter of every NCAA tournament team to grouse about their team having the toughest road to the Final Four. By Tom Keegan
Divorces for Feb. 10
March 18, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court.
Divorces for March 4
March 18, 2013
Divorces granted in Douglas County District Court.
Marriages for March 4
March 18, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County.
Marriages for Feb.10
March 18, 2013
Marriage licenses issued in Douglas County District Court the week ending Feb. 8, 2013.
KU women earn No. 12 seed in NCAA Tournament
March 18, 2013
The Kansas women’s basketball team earned a No. 12 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will play fifth-seeded Colorado at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Boulder, Colo., on ESPN2.
Bankruptcies for March 4
March 18, 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.
Bankruptcies for Feb.11
March 18, 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:
Higher education officials say budget cuts would hurt research, state economy, students
March 18, 2013
Higher education officials on Monday said a proposed cap on salaries and wages and a 4 percent budget cut would hurt research, the Kansas economy and increase student tuition. By Scott Rothschild
Book review: Banished by Phelps
March 18, 2013
Lauren Drain recounts how she got sucked in to the Westboro Baptist Church and subsequent banishment in her book “Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church.” By Susan Kraus
New homeless shelter adds space, privacy
March 18, 2013
The new Lawrence Community Shelter, which has been in operation since December, is significantly larger and provides more privacy than the old shelter. It also has a separate space for families and a large job-training center, though the center is not yet operational. By Giles Bruce
Softball batting cages disabled by theft of copper wire
March 18, 2013
Opening day was cancelled for the batting cages at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex Monday, after workers found the machinery disabled by thieves who had stripped them of copper wire. Ian Cummings
Proposal for KPERS change gets big-name backing
12:09 p.m., March 18, 2013 Updated 11:34 p.m.
Kansas legislators are hearing a pitch for starting a 401(k)-style pension plan for new teachers and government workers from former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey and a Nobel Prize-winning economist. By The Associated Press
House committee advances bill undoing classified system of state employment
March 18, 2013
Republicans on a House committee on Monday approved a measure that would undo the protections of the classified employment system for many current state workers and future hires. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence man recovering at hospital after being hit by car Saturday night
March 18, 2013
A 37-year-old Lawrence man is in “satisfactory” condition at a Topeka hospital after being hit by a car Saturday night in North Lawrence. Ian Cummings
KU men’s basketball open practice set for 5:10 p.m. Thursday
March 18, 2013
The Kansas men’s basketball team will have its open practice from 5:10-5:50 p.m. Thursday at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., in preparation for Friday’s 8:50 p.m. NCAA opener against 16th-seeded Western Kentucky.
A look at key filings by Lawrence City Commission candidates
March 18, 2013
A look at the statements of substantial interest forms as filed by candidates of the Lawrence City Commission.
Lawrence man reports guns stolen in burglary Sunday
March 18, 2013
A Lawrence man reported two guns stolen from a house in the 1300 block of Brook Street Sunday afternoon, said Kim Murphree, a Lawrence Police Department spokeswoman.
KU rowing wins 5 more
March 18, 2013
Kansas University won five more races Sunday to increase its weekend total to 14 at the Louisville Rowing Invitational.
KU softball falls in extras, 1-0
March 18, 2013
Freshman pitcher Kesley Kessler tied the Kansas University record with 14 strikeouts in six shutout innings but received no decision in KU’s 1-0 eight-inning softball loss to Sacramento State on Sunday in the final game of the Capital Classic.
Kansas baseball edges TCU in 12
March 18, 2013
Senior Jordan Dreiling hit an RBI single through the left side of the infield to break a scoreless tie in the top of the 12th, and junior Jordan Piché pitched 41/2 scoreless innings of relief as Kansas University earned a series win with a 2-0 extra-inning victory over Texas Christian University on Sunday at Lupton Stadium.
Hilltopper ‘owes’ Elijah Johnson
March 18, 2013
When Western Kentucky University guard Jamal Crook learned that his 16th-seeded Hilltoppers would face top-seeded Kansas University in the second round of this year’s NCAA Tournament on Friday in Kansas City, Mo., his mind immediately flashed back to his senior season of high school in Las Vegas. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Under Bill Self, KU dazzlingly consistent
March 18, 2013
In the past seven years, Bill Self’s Kansas University teams entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 seed five times, a phenomenal total in any era. By Tom Keegan
A few KU students already feeling effects after military tuition assistance suspended
March 18, 2013
One of the early effects of this month’s automatic federal spending cuts has hit financial assistance for military service members taking college courses, and at least a few Kansas University students are already feeling it in their pocketbooks. By Matt Erickson
Editorial: Blocking sunlight
Sunshine Week 2013 revealed a partly cloudy forecast for Kansas.
March 18, 2013
Sunshine Week, in case you missed it, has come and gone. Mainly it was disappointing, with not much sunshine and with storm clouds on the horizon.
Go-Getter: Try yoga
March 18, 2013
Yoga is one of many healthy ways to relieve that stress, and it’s affordable.
How to Help: Family Promise seeks office assistance
March 18, 2013
Family Promise of Lawrence provides support and services for homeless children and their families. Family Promise is in need of volunteers to help in its office with typing thank-you notes, data input, mailing cards and other various tasks.
40 years ago: Traffic cases make up most of municipal court’s week
March 18, 2013
Four suspended jail sentences were imposed and fines of $1,297 were assessed against a total of 65 persons.
100 years ago: Committee forms plan to destroy horticultural pests
March 18, 2013
“It is the plan to make a ten day fight on the bugs.”
Fix-It Chick: Extend growing season with low tunnels
March 18, 2013
Building low tunnels over existing garden beds can extend the growing season and protect crops from insect damage.
25 years ago: First Lawrence St. Pat’s parade a rousing success
March 18, 2013
Top prize was awarded to a float from Becerros restaurant.
Tune In Tonight: Two new series aim to thrill viewers
March 18, 2013
Ready for a “Psycho” prequel? The new series “Bates Motel” (9 p.m., A&E) aims to explain the devolution of Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) from teenager to serial killer. As in most psychological queries, we begin with the mother.
Turning the tide: As traditional churches see interest wane, upstarts draw in young people
March 18, 2013
Bars aren’t the only venue downtown where patrons can find dim lights, loud music and 20-somethings swaying rhythmically. Visit Velocity Church, Greenhouse Culture or Vintage Church on any given Sunday morning and you likely will see a similar scene. By Arley Hoskin
The Fashion Column: Spring accessories report
March 18, 2013
A new season calls for brand-new trends that I’m typically eager to try — or, in some cases, to completely avoid.
Daytripper: Hutchinson is out of this world
March 18, 2013
Although it’s less than three hours’ driving time away from Lawrence, Hutchinson offers such out-of-this-world experiences that you might as well be on another planet.
Double Take: Teens not wired to be respectful
March 18, 2013
Dear Dr. Wes and Katie: I have a 17-year-old son and a 14-year-old daughter. Both are good kids. No drugs, drinking, bullying, etc. I struggle, however, with respect from them. I find myself nagging at them because I ask them once to do something and then they don’t do it, and then I get ugly with them because I have to repeat it.
Opinion: Syria will need massive help after Assad
March 18, 2013 in print edition on A6
The Obama administration and the Syrian opposition are beginning to grapple seriously with the core problem in Syria, which is how to topple President Bashar al-Assad without creating a political vacuum in which terrorists, warlords and regime die-hards could thrive.
Your turn: DD policy shift would mean higher cost, poorer service
March 18, 2013
To the public, and especially to those who happen to know an individual with developmental disabilities, it looks like these individuals have a good life. But what the public doesn’t see is the complex network of support that goes on behind the scenes, making that person’s life meaningful and successful.
Horoscopes for March 18
March 18, 2013
For Monday, March 18: This year you gain through identifying your emotional and intellectual needs. You often will question which voice to follow. If you are single, you could meet someone at work or out and about. If you are attached, include your sweetie more in your public life.