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Point guards key for KU, South Carolina women
March 24, 2013
When Kansas University faces South Carolina in the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, Gamecocks’ coach Dawn Staley said the game will come down to the teams’ point guards. By Sarah Kuta
Notebook: Bill Self says team ‘fortunate’ to have three-game NCAA win streak over UNC
11:33 p.m., March 24, 2013 Updated 12:08 p.m.
Current Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self wasn’t gloating on Sunday after leading the Jayhawks to their third victory in as many tries against his predecessor Roy Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio
UNC-ya: Halftime speech by seniors — not Bill Self — sparks KU in 70-58 win
March 24, 2013
Kansas coach Bill Self has given a rousing halftime speech or two, but he deferred to his players during that time Sunday during KU’s 70-58 come-from-behind win over North Carolina. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio
Opinion: Naadir Tharpe takes Bill Self on wild ride … to the Sweet 16
March 24, 2013
While others sweated watching him, Kansas guard Naadir Tharpe played with the confidence of a man convinced that in the end everything would be just fine, says Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan.• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio
UNC coach Roy Williams: Loss stings, but not because of history with KU
March 24, 2013
By game’s end, an emotional North Carolina coach Williams was sitting at the podium congratulating Kansas and talking about the disappointment of another season finished. By Matt Tait• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio
Area receives up to 7 inches of snow in overnight winter storm
07:30 a.m., March 24, 2013 Updated 08:46 p.m.
The Lawrence area received four to seven inches of snow, as a another winter snow storm hit Northeast Kansas Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to estimates from the National Weather Service.By Shaun Hittle
Opinion: Life graciously gives, takes, continues
March 24, 2013 in print edition on A11
Really? Bobbie Smith, too? Geez. This is what I’m thinking when word comes that the lead singer of the Spinners has died. It comes a month after Richard Street and Damon Harris, who sang on “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” with the Temptations, passed away just days apart. Now Smith, whose ice cream dollop of a tenor on “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love” serenaded me through junior year in high school, has joined them. It feels — and this feeling has become uncomfortably familiar lately — as if Somebody Up There is taking a sledgehammer to my childhood.
Marcus Paige gives Heels stability
March 24, 2013
North Carolina (25-10) enters today’s 4:15 p.m. third-round rematch with Kansas a more complete team than the one that lost in last year’s NCAAs to the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Jeff Withey capable scorer, also
March 24, 2013
America’s fascination with the shot-blocking sensation whose foundation was built by playing volleyball has overshadowed another aspect of Kansas University senior center Jeff Withey’s ever-improving game. Withey not only can keep others from scoring, he can be tough to keep from scoring, too. By Tom Keegan
Notebook: Jayhawks call team meeting; Self closing in on 300th KU win
March 24, 2013
Less than impressed with a seven-point victory over No. 16-seed Western Kentucky, Kansas University’s seniors conducted a players-only team meeting in the locker room Friday night. By Gary Bedore
Kansas-Carolina more than coaches
March 24, 2013
Bill Self doesn’t see today’s Kansas-North Carolina basketball game as a battle between the current and former head coaches of the Jayhawks. By Gary Bedore
Democrats say tax cuts are tax shifts
March 24, 2013
Gov. Sam Brownback and his conservative Republican colleagues in the Legislature are pushing through tax changes that they call tax cuts. But Democrats say that is not accurate. By Scott Rothschild
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Lawrence’s March Madness of 1912
March 24, 2013
On this very day 101 years ago — Sunday, March 24, 1912 — Lawrence residents awoke to 19 inches of snow, the largest single snowstorm in the city’s history. By Chad Lawhorn
City commission candidates give views on water/sewer rates, Police Department needs and other big-ticket issues
March 24, 2013
In the second of a series of articles about issues in the 2013 Lawrence City Commission race, the Journal-World asked the six candidates for their views on some of the larger issues that could impact the city’s finances. By Chad Lawhorn
Attack leads survivor into role as sexual-assault victim advocate
March 24, 2013
In her mind, the man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted her after she’d worked a shift at the Ottawa Walmart 13 years ago was a larger-than-life monster. Now, she’s able to close the book on the case, and is working to help other victims heal. By Shaun Hittle
25 years ago: Oread rezoning still hotly debated
March 24, 2013
The rezoning would have affected more than 100 lots in an eight-block area.
40 years ago: New KU Faculty Club finds a home
March 24, 2013
The group was making plans to convert the former Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house.
100 years ago: Lawrence experiences edge of ‘Easter Tornado’ system
March 24, 2013
“This morning the streets were covered with red sand.”
How former Jayhawks fared in March 23 NBA games
March 24, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
Editorial: Bond reservations
Questions about the process and details of Lawrence’s proposed $92.5 million school bond issue don’t inspire an enthusiastic endorsement.
March 24, 2013
Chances are, every voter who marks a ballot in the April 2 $92.5 million school bond election has a memory of his or her elementary school — the building itself and the teachers and principal.
Lindsey Stirling strings together success
March 24, 2013
It’s amazing, the power of social media. So says Lindsey Stirling, the dubstep violinist, the dancing, emotive pop-inspired classical music YouTube sensation. By Alex Garrison
Musical looks to create laughs for moms
March 24, 2013
Two Kansas University alumnae have teamed up to create “Mother%$!#Hood,” a musical comedy showing next month at the Lawrence Arts Center. Three very different moms sing and dance their way through life from pregnancy tests to empty nests.
Opinion: ‘Reform’ may make process worse
March 24, 2013 in print edition on A11
Because of the grotesquely swollen place the presidency now occupies in the nation’s governance and consciousness, we are never not preoccupied with presidential campaigning. The Constitution’s Framers would be appalled.
Noted production designer teams with local rock band for ‘Servants’
March 24, 2013
A sculptor and production designer who has worked with film iconoclasts such as Isabella Rossellini and James Franco will present a multi-part “art experience” in collaboration with Lawrence rock band Hospital Ships.
Wonder Fair announces secret ‘adventure’ to celebrate anniversary
March 24, 2013
To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Wonder Fair is planning a community-driver art event befitting of its reputation as one of Lawrence’s best-kept secrets. On Friday the small, upstairs art gallery, shop and studio at 803 1/2 Massachusetts St. will kick off a month-long “art adventure.”
Congressional art competition open to high schoolers
March 24, 2013
High school students in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional district are invited to submit work for this year’s Congressional Art Competition.
Horoscopes for March 24
March 24, 2013
For Sunday, March 24: This year you will be inspired to try something new. You also will have a yearning to go off on some far-out tangent. If you are single, you might desire a close, personal tie, and you’ll see that potential in several people. If you are attached, you often have misunderstandings with your sweetie.