Archive for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Lions’ teams ready for whatever spring season might bring
March 19, 2013
Some have state championship experience, others have ambitions of reaching that level, but all of Lawrence High’s spring sports athletes can’t wait to get the season in full swing once spring break ends next week. By Benton Smith
How former Jayhawks fared in March 19 NBA games
March 19, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday’s NBA games.
Western Kentucky keeping gameplan simple vs. Kansas
March 19, 2013
Western Kentucky coach Ray Harper says for the 16th-seeded Hilltoppers to have a chance against No. 1 Kansas University on Friday, WKU will have to take care of the ball. By Matt Tait
Royals fall to Rockies
March 19, 2013
Juan Nicasio made it easy for Colorado manager Walt Weiss to make it official.
Roy riled up about UNC’s seed, not possible KU match-up
March 19, 2013
Former Kansas University coach Roy Williams isn’t happy about the No. 8 seed his North Carolina Tar Heels were dealt in the NCAA Tournament. Though he’s not buying the claim of coincidence in a possible KU-UNC game, Williams says he’s focused on getting past Villanova first. By Gary Bedore
House approves ban on union pay deductions
March 19, 2013
A bill barring public employee unions in Kansas from deducting money from members’ paychecks to help finance political activities cleared the Republican-dominated Legislature on Tuesday.
Budget containing 4 percent cut to higher education gains preliminary approval
March 19, 2013
With only Republican votes, the House on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a budget that would cut higher education by 4 percent, keep public school funding flat and reduce dollars in numerous other areas of state spending. By Scott Rothschild
New pro-business political action committee enters city commission race, fueled by $5,000 donation
March 19, 2013
For years, the world of Lawrence City Commission campaigning has run on $50, $100 or sometimes even $500 donations from supporters. A $5,000 donation hasn’t been the norm. But it is reality in the 2013 Lawrence City Commission race. By Chad Lawhorn
After 38 years, Douglas County’s most senior fire captain retires
March 19, 2013
After 38 years in the fire department, a Lawrence man retires after seeing crew through a changed world, deadly fires and the pull of family ties. Ian Cummings
Adair wants focus on early childhood education
March 19, 2013
Kristie Adair wants to see the Lawrence school district expand early childhood education programs. She is one of four candidates running for three seats on the Lawrence school board in the April 2 election. By Peter Hancock
KU student sues Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, alleging underage drinking led to head injury
March 19, 2013
A 20-year-old Kansas University student has sued Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, accusing the fraternity of allowing underage drinking and contributing to a March 2011 head injury that the student says took away his sense of smell and left him with cognitive deficiencies. Ian Cummings
City, area basketball players on All-Class teams
March 19, 2013
City and area basketball players earned All-Class recognition from both the Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle.
House rejects exception from abortion restrictions for rape, incest, abuse victims
March 19, 2013
The Kansas House on Tuesday rejected a provision that would exempt victims of rape, incest or sexual abuse of a child from abortion restrictions. By Scott Rothschild
Snow postpones Free State baseball opener
01:58 p.m., March 19, 2013 Updated 07:07 p.m.
The Free State baseball team’s season opener was postponed due to snow.
Road work on tap for Old U.S. 59 and 23rd Street
01:36 p.m., March 19, 2013 Updated 03:34 p.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation is working this week on a stretch of Old U.S. Highway 59 in southern Douglas County. Next week, they will work on East 23rd Street where traffic will be reduced to one lane between Haskell and Barker avenues. From staff reports
Tickets to Jayhawks’ first games most expensive in NCAA tournament
March 19, 2013
Looking to get to the Sprint Center for the Jayhawks’ first two game of the NCAA men’s tournament? It’ll cost you. By Shaun Hittle
How former Jayhawks fared in March 18 NBA games
March 19, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday’s NBA games.
Rangers without Yu roll over Royals
March 19, 2013
Derek Lowe took advantage of an opportunity that arose when Yu Darvish was scratched from his start with neck stiffness to enhance his chances to make the Texas Rangers.
WKU coach: ‘We won’t be scared’
March 19, 2013
Western Kentucky basketball coach Ray Harper went on national radio Monday to talk his Hilltoppers’ NCAA Tournament match-up with Kansas University. By Gary Bedore
40 years ago: Wet weather stalls several construction projects
March 19, 2013
Unusually wet conditions had turned the construction area into a sea of mud.
100 years ago: Local boy accidentally shoots hunting companion
March 19, 2013
“The two boys left their homes yesterday morning to go duck hunting.”
Letter: Mindless matter
March 19, 2013
Professor Leonard Krishtalka has a significant problem with his reliance on reason. He recently criticized the new pope because “explanations of how the natural world works is the province of … reason not dogma,” thus discounting religion.
Letter: Tougher law
March 19, 2013
I read with consternation the March 12 article, “Seat belt enforcement a priority at schools.” The bulk of it focused on the grievously high mortality rate among teenagers not wearing seat belts (nearly three out of four) and the Kansas Highway Patrol’s “annual two-week enforcement effort” that spans the spring break period.
25 years ago: Man charged in grocery-store bomb case
March 19, 2013
He had been charged with felony counts of attempted aggravated arson.
Editorial: Less confusing?
The effort to alter the nature of local elections in Kansas is another example of legislators seeking to solve a problem that doesn’t exist — and making the situation worse in the process.
March 19, 2013
Don Moler, executive director of the League of Kansas Municipalities, hit the nail on the head regarding various attempts to move local elections to November and turn them into partisan contests.
Tune In Tonight: Diving show ‘Splash’ just another flop
March 19, 2013
The old phrase, “Imitation is the sincerest form of television,” has never seemed so timely. Coined by radio star Fred Allen, it perfectly sums up the essence of “Splash” (7 p.m., ABC), a brand-new series that seems anything but.
It’s that time: Don’t let allergies limit life
March 19, 2013
Have you been taking decongestants for weeks and you still can’t get rid of the runny nose and itchy eyes? Ronald E. Weiner, M.D. at Asthma Allergy and Rheumatology Associates, P.A., said you likely aren’t getting any better because you’re not being treated for the correct illness. It isn’t a cold, it’s allergies. By Meagan Thomas
Letter: Settled issue
March 19, 2013
Our Kansas Legislature is indeed a thing of beauty. All they are able to address is reproductive rights and guns.
Horoscopes for March 19
March 19, 2013
For Tuesday, March 19: This year you often swing from being a recluse to a wildly creative person. You spend a lot of time thinking about who you are and what you want. If you are single, you will express an unusual interest in romance this year. If you are attached, the two of you will enter a new phase in your relationship.