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Archive for Thursday, March 21, 2013

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House backs off measure to restrict teacher bargaining rights
March 21, 2013
Kansas legislators have dropped their pursuit of a proposal to narrow contract negotiations between teachers and school districts to give education groups a chance to work out a compromise.
Another push made to repeal limits on allowing corporate farming
March 21, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration on Thursday continued to try to push through legislation that would repeal limits on corporate farming. By Scott Rothschild
USDA honors Baldwin City schools for nutrition and health
March 21, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the Baldwin City school district’s two elementary schools with the Bronze Award for healthy school menus and physical education programs. Kevin Concannon, the undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, presented the award Thursday. By Peter Hancock
Bill targeting sex-selection abortion heard in House committee
March 21, 2013
Anti-abortion advocates Thursday urged passage of bills prohibiting abortions based on the sex of the unborn child, and banning lawsuits based on a claim of “wrongful birth.” By Scott Rothschild
NCAA tourney gives KU-Western Kentucky couple rare chance to have some competitive fun
March 21, 2013
Jim Egan graduated from Kansas University, and Candy Egan graduated from Western Kentucky University. Usually those two facts don’t mean much together, but an NCAA Tournament matchup this week gives the Chicago-area couple, married for 27 years, a chance for a bit of fun. By Matt Erickson
Morse cites lifelong ties to Lawrence schools
March 21, 2013
Adina Morse grew up in the Lawrence school district and has been a longtime volunteer in local schools. She is now running for a seat on the Lawrence school board. By Peter Hancock
Franklin County sheriff announces resignation; criminal charges still pending
March 21, 2013
Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Curry announced his intention to resign at a hearing for his removal Thursday in Franklin County District Court. By Shaun Hittle
More snow on the way this weekend
10:04 a.m., March 21, 2013 Updated 05:21 p.m.
It may be spring, but Lawrence could still experience some significant winter weather, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service. A more substantial second round of winter weather is expected to hit the region Saturday morning and continue into Sunday. By Shaun Hittle and Adam Strunk
Survive and advance also applies to referees
March 21, 2013
Forgive college basketball referees for compulsively checking their email inboxes in the hours leading up to dinner two days before Selection Sunday. That’s when John Adams, the NCAA’s national coordinator of men’s basketball officiating, annually notifies 100 officials that they have been chosen to work in the NCAA Tournament. By Tom Keegan
Naadir Tharpe making most of opportunity
March 21, 2013
During Kansas University’s six games in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, then-freshman point guard Naadir Tharpe did not play during the final four games of KU’s run to the national title game and logged just 17 minutes of combined court time against KU’s first two opponents. By Matt Tait
Firebirds bat out sweep
March 21, 2013
If the Firebirds’ season-opening sweep of Warrensburg, Mo., Wednesday afternoon at FSHS is any indication, rounding the bases and crossing home plate won’t be an issue in 2013. Free State, which never scored more than six runs in a game last season, plated 24 runs en route to victories of 11-1 and 13-5. By Benton Smith
Opinion: Wait pays off for KU players
March 21, 2013
The lesson to be learned from this team that became Bill Self’s fifth in the past seven years to earn a No. 1 seed is that it pays not to read too much into first impressions. By Tom Keegan
Ready to roll: Jayhawks make themselves at home
March 21, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball team bus pulled in front of the Westin Crown Center Hotel about 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Jayhawks checked in for what they hope will be a four-night stay. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in March 20 NBA games
March 21, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games.
40 years ago: County ambulance service established
March 21, 2013
The county had purchased all of the equipment, including two ambulances, at a cost of $8,000.
25 years ago: Jayhawks head to Silverdome for next NCAA round
March 21, 2013
Local fans were finding that there weren’t many seats left on flights from Kansas City to Detroit.
100 years ago: Rural schoolchildren face off in county spelling bee
March 21, 2013
“The prizes this year will be a gold medal for first place and another for second place.”
Style Scout: Lorraine Hillary
March 21, 2013
Fashion influences: My mother and grandmother as well as my beautiful group of friends.
Style Scout: Lanndin Stowe
March 21, 2013
Fashion influences: Anything that has swag! If you don’t have any, you get some!
Moustakas lifts Royals
March 21, 2013
Mike Moustakas went 3-for-3 and homered for the second consecutive day as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-2, Wednesday.
KU tennis rolls
March 21, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team defeated New Jersey Institute of Technology, 4-1, on Wednesday.
Kansas cancels softball opener
March 21, 2013
Kansas University softball will have to wait a little longer to open the home portion of its schedule. The Jayhawks’ doubleheader today against Missouri State has been canceled because of forecasted inclement weather.
BYU blanks KU baseball
March 21, 2013
BYU junior Desmond Poulson tossed a five-hit shutout, and leadoff hitter Jacob Hannemann went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI as the Cougars blanked Kansas University, 3-0, in a nonconference baseball game Wednesday night.
Our Town Sports (March 21)
March 21, 2013
Here’s a look at Our Town Sports for March 21
Letter: Postal plan
March 21, 2013
Last month, Postmaster General Patrick Donohoe announced plans to end six-day mail delivery in August. This flies in the face of existing law which requires six-day delivery. Congress has mandated six-day delivery by law since 1983, which is also the last year that the USPS received any taxpayer funding. The people who would suffer include not just postal workers but small business, seniors, veterans and rural Americans. Donohoe makes the dubious claim that ending Saturday delivery would save money. In fact, it would result in drastic service cuts and lost revenue.
Editorial: Local politics
The days when well-motivated candidates sought local elective offices without a specific agenda and with the best interests of the community in mind seem to be over.
March 21, 2013
Over the years, Lawrence has been blessed to have hundreds of able, talented, civic-minded men and women serve as city commissioners, county commissioners and school board members.
Tune In Tonight: Go mad with full day of basketball
March 21, 2013
An annual tradition on CBS for decades, the 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament (11 a.m.), or “March Madness,” begins today in earnest. In addition to CBS, games will also be airing throughout the day on TBS, TNT and Tru TV.
Letter: Lighting the way
March 21, 2013
Patrick became a saint because he brought light into the darkness of his age. Leonard Krishtalka (Journal-World, March 16) brings light finally to a church too long in darkness. All hail, St. Leonard.
KU soccer tops Swiss nationals
March 21, 2013
For the second consecutive game, senior Nicole Chrisopulos turned in the game-winning goal in the game’s final minutes, giving Kansas University’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over the U23 Swiss National Team Wednesday night.
Horoscopes for March 21
March 21, 2013
For Thursday, March 21: This year you are sensitive yet assertive. You often experience conflicts regarding what you want to do and what you should do. If you are single, you will attract quite a list of suitors. If you are attached, your domestic life is key to every other part of your existence.
KU golfers top Nebraska
March 21, 2013
Kansas University junior Meghan Potee shot a 4-over 76, and the KU women’s golf team defeated Nebraska by 10 strokes (317-327) to win the Jayhawk-Cornhusker Challenge on Wednesday at Alvamar Golf Club.