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KU men’s golf ties for 8th at Desert Shootout
March 23, 2013
The Kansas University men’s golf team tied for eighth place out of 16 teams on Saturday at the Desert Shootout.
BYU baseball tops Kansas, 6-3
March 23, 2013
Three errors led to three unearned runs, and Kansas University’s baseball team fell, 6-3, to BYU on Saturday at Larry H. Miller Park.
Lawrence High baseball rallies for win in Oklahoma
March 23, 2013
Lawrence High’s baseball team erased a seven-run deficit with a nine-run sixth inning and defeated Chocktaw, 9-7, on Saturday in the Edmond Tournament.
Royals play long ball to beat Diamondbacks, 11-10
March 23, 2013
Willie Bloomquist isn’t surprised at how well the Kansas City Royals are playing in spring training. And, he said he believes it will carry over into the season.
Sporting KC scoreless again in draw with New England
March 23, 2013
The New England Revolution and Sporting KC played to a scoreless tie Saturday. It was the second straight shutout match for both clubs. New England (1-1-1) is scoreless through 208 minutes, and Sporting KC (1-1-2) is scoreless in 203 minutes.
Easter event brings out kids, community
March 23, 2013
Children equipped with coats, gloves and baskets surrounded Hobbs Park on Saturday morning as they waited to rush the field in search of Easter eggs. The Easter egg hunt, hosted by The Greenhouse Culture, had more than 350 children registered to participate in the free community event. The eggs on the field weren’t filled with the candy the Easter Bunny usually leaves. Instead, the eggs had a slip of paper inside of them. The paper was a coupon for a redeemable prize at one of 20 businesses that sponsored the egg hunt. After the children collected the coupon-filled eggs, they had to go to the business to receive their prize. Meagan Thomas
Weather prompts cancellations of Sunday, Monday events
07:44 p.m., March 23, 2013 Updated 08:45 p.m.
A list of closings for Sunday.
KU women upset fifth-seeded Colorado, 67-52, in first game of NCAA Tournament
07:42 p.m., March 23, 2013 Updated 12:03 a.m.
The 12th-seeded Jayhawks had five players in double figures and held fifth-seeded Colorado to 25-percent shooting in a 67-52 upset over the Buffaloes on Saturday night at Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo.
Woman has life-threatening injuries after accident on K-10
March 23, 2013
A woman was left with life-threatening injuries after her vehicle left the roadway andcrashed near the Johnson County line on Kansas Highway 10 on Saturday. Douglas County Dispatch said that the accident involved a single vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle also suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Advocates for people with developmental disabilities alarmed by bill before the Senate
March 23, 2013
Advocates for people with developmental disabilities are expressing alarm over passage of a bill in a Senate committee that would prevent Community Developmental Disability Organizations, such as Cottonwood Inc. in Lawrence, from providing some services. By Scott Rothschild
Church plans parade in new neighborhood
March 23, 2013
The Palm Sunday celebration at Family Church of Lawrence won’t be a typical service held inside the church building, 1601 New Hampshire St. By Meagan Thomas
Kansas women to face familiar foe today
March 23, 2013
It wasn’t long ago that the women’s basketball teams at Kansas University and Colorado squared off regularly as Big 12 rivals. By Benton Smith
Notebook: Catching up with C.B. McGrath; Angel Morris on hand
March 23, 2013
Former Kansas University point guard C.B. McGrath is in his 10th year on coach Roy Williams’ North Carolina staff. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio
Opinion: Jeff Withey helps save day
March 23, 2013
How did the Jayhawks overcome themselves on a night they couldn’t hold onto the ball and didn’t make a single three-pointer? Well, it never hurts to have the best big man on the floor. By Tom Keegan• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio
Roy Williams reaches 700 wins as North Carolina advances to face KU
March 23, 2013
A couple of hours before Kansas University knocked off Western Kentucky on Friday, Roy Williams’ Tar Heels wrestled their way past a tough Villanova team, 78-71, to set up a much-talked-about showdown between the Jayhawks and their former coach. By Matt Tait
Whew! Kansas survives big, red scare
March 23, 2013
Kansas University did not become the first No. 1-seeded team in NCAA Tournament history to lose to a 16 on Friday night in Sprint Center. The Jayhawks, however, did trail by a point at halftime before managing to do just enough to edge Western Kentucky of the Sun Belt Conference, 64-57. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio
WKU laments missed chances
March 23, 2013
The Hilltoppers managed to smile about the scare they put into top-seeded Kansas University. By Matt Tait• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio
Weekend wrap-up: meth, sexual assault, and child porn cases resolved in Douglas and Jefferson county courts
March 23, 2013
Among some of the cases in Douglas and Jefferson county courts this week, a Nortonville man pleads guilty to a child porn charge, and a former Haskell student is sentenced to probation for sexual battery. Ian Cummings
25 years ago: Firefighters battle rural Tongie fire
March 23, 2013
No injuries had resulted from the blaze and all horses had been safely removed.
40 years ago: Fully accessible pay phone installed at Kansas Union
March 23, 2013
Frank Burge, director of the union, said that the “low phone” was only the first sign of change.
100 years ago: Dr. Crumbine tests old eggs on KU students
March 23, 2013
“A number of the students of the University will be fed on a diet of eggs laid two years ago.”
Letter: PAC influence
March 23, 2013
Lawrence recently witnessed the birth of a new political action committee, funded largely by the construction and development industry. Major PAC donors include the million-dollar architect of Rock Chalk Park fame and the company that is digging a sand quarry near Eudora’s drinking water source. The emergence of this PAC begs a troubling question: Can seats on the City Commission be bought? Let’s hope not. I am afraid that this PAC doesn’t have the interests of taxpayers, working families or neighborhoods at heart. I think this PAC is more interested in pursuing taxpayer-incentivized sprawl, to make a profit.
Around and About for March 23
March 23, 2013
Emporia State University has released its Honor Roll for the fall 2012 semester.
How former Jayhawks fared in March 22 NBA games
March 23, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
Snow postpones KU-BYU baseball
March 23, 2013
Due to nearly an inch of snow that fell during the morning in the Provo area, Kansas University baseball’s game against BYU scheduled for Friday was postponed. The teams will make up the game as part of a doubleheader at noon (CDT) today.
Kansas’ Gautier fires 4-under 67
March 23, 2013
Kansas University sophomore Stan Gautier tied for the second-best round of the day while shooting his collegiate-best round of 4-under 67 on Friday and helped KU drop eight strokes from its opening round to sit in a tie for 11th with one round to play at the Desert Shootout.
KU soccer tops Italian squad, 3-1
March 23, 2013
Two first-half goals from junior forward Ali Kimura helped Kansas University’s women’s soccer team emerge with a 3-1 victory over Real Meda Italia on Friday night.
KU tennis blanks Nebraska-Omaha
March 23, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team blanked Nebraska-Omaha, 7-0, on Friday, improving the 68th-rated Jayhawks’ dual-match record to 8-3.
Royals roll past Angels
March 23, 2013
James Shields and C.J. Wilson took turns throwing batting practice Friday.
Simons’ Saturday Column: KU needs new tactics in its pursuit of state funding
March 23, 2013
Throughout the country, state legislatures are trying to figure out how to accommodate appeals for increased funding for a multitude of programs while also trying to minimize, or even reduce, tax rates on their residents. At the same time, these state lawmakers must factor in the unknowns relative to the level of federal funding their states will receive and how this will affect the overall fiscal picture of each state.
Faith Forum: How does your family celebrate Passover?
March 23, 2013
Rabbi Moti Rieber and David Berkowitz answer.
Letter: Falling behind?
March 23, 2013
“China will do it.” This was the conclusion of the scientists at a recent National Science Foundation review panel for biological science, in response to the large number of excellent proposals that would not be funded because of our ever-reducing budget for research. Even some of the funded proposals send work to China because they have invested in science and research infrastructure that allows them to do work that we cannot do as quickly, easily or inexpensively.
Letter: Guns don’t save
March 23, 2013
Guns don’t save lives. A man kills the Colorado prison chief. Didn’t that killer realize that this man certainly would have a gun for self-defense? That didn’t stop him. When John F. Kennedy was assassinated or when his brother Bobby was killed, certainly there were guns in the entourage with them. I am sure Martin Luther King would not have been saved if he had a gun in his hand. The gunman at Newtown did not execute his rampage because he thought there were no guns in the school.
Letter: Flawed study
March 23, 2013
I felt you provided a great service to your readers when you interviewed Dr. Ron Weiner (Journal-World, March 19) about seasonal allergies, the way they are diagnosed and treatment advice ranging from evidence-based medical care to common sense ways to manage one’s environment. However, in the same section, you ran an article entitled “Acupuncture may help relieve allergies, study indicates.” Time and space doesn’t permit me to explain the plethora of errors, falsehoods and fallacies contained within the article, but suffice it to say that it was poor science journalism reporting on a flawed study. For example, compare the headline, which implies acupuncture is an effective therapy, with the paragraph in column two, which concludes: “The improvements may not have been large enough to be noticeable or to make much of a difference to people…”
Opinion: Simpson-Bowles could be reform model
March 23, 2013 in print edition on A8
The proposition that entitlement curbs are the key to maintaining national solvency is widely accepted, though not by many congressional Democrats. President Obama, however, has endorsed it on various occasions. And he could make it happen.
Horoscopes for March 23
March 23, 2013
For Saturday, March 23: This year you are energized and full of fun. You also have a strong sense of what your destiny is. If you are single, many potential suitors will come forward. If you are attached, you will have fun together when out and about.