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Our Town Sports for March 28
March 27, 2013
A weekly compilation of area sporting events, results and opportunities.
Sandra Fluke says immigration reform crucial to women’s movement
March 27, 2013
Women’s-rights advocate Sandra Fluke said at Kansas University on Wednesday that federal-immigration reform must include protections for women. All Americans must “make their voices heard” on the issue, she said. By Giles Bruce
County sends rock quarry decision to planning commission
March 27, 2013
A proposed change in the sequence of mining at the Big Springs rock quarry will have to be reviewed by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission. Owners of the quarry say that delay is unnecessary. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence preschoolers witness Black Hawk helicopter landing
March 27, 2013
Students from Lawrence’s Kids First Preschool got the opportunity to watch a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter land Wednesday before touring the chopper and trying on military gear. Educational programs like it may soon be the victim of budget squabbles in Washington. By Giles Bruce
Gay-rights advocates observe Supreme Court proceedings with excitement, anxiety
March 27, 2013
Gay-rights advocates in Lawrence were excited yet nervous about this week’s U.S. Supreme Court hearings over whether to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. By Giles Bruce
Senate approves bill to put KDOT secretary in charge of Kansas Turnpike Authority
March 27, 2013
The Kansas Senate on Wednesday put the pedal to the metal to deliver control of the Kansas Turnpike to Gov. Sam Brownback. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence police offering free course in hunting and firearms safety
March 27, 2013
Lawrence police are offering a free course in state-approved, mandatory hunting and firearms training on April 27 and May 4.
Former Kansas officials may provide path for current leaders to Medicaid expansion
March 27, 2013
Two former Kansas officials — Kathleen Sebelius and Andy Allison — may be helping Kansas leaders find a way to expand Medicaid without appearing to embrace Obamacare. By Scott Rothschild
Road work on East 23rd Street to begin Thursday
March 27, 2013
Drivers can expect traffic delays on East 23rd Street between Haskell and Barker avenues starting Thursday. Road crews will be working from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday.
Gomez sentencing delayed; new attorney appointed in child abuse case
March 27, 2013
The sentencing of an Illinois man convicted of tying up two of his children in June in the parking lot of a Lawrence Walmart has been postponed for the third time. Adolfo Gomez, 53, who pleaded no contest to two felony counts of child abuse and three misdemeanor counts of child endangerment, had been scheduled for sentencing last week and this week. By Shaun Hittle
Modest turnout so far in advance voting
March 27, 2013
Election officials say they’ve received about 600 advance ballots so far. Multiple advance polling places will be open Saturday. By Peter Hancock
LMH asked to donate $75,000 to new Chamber of Commerce economic development campaign
March 27, 2013
LMH’s board of trustees on Wednesday formally received a request from the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce for a $75,000 donation to an upcoming economic development fundraising campaign. By Chad Lawhorn
Free State baseball adjusts schedule
Firebirds to play at home Thursday, Saturday
March 27, 2013
Winter weather in the past week has forced a few changes to Free State High’s baseball calendar.
LHS baseball gets unexpected home game
March 27, 2013
Due to unplayable field conditions in Olathe, Thursday’s baseball game between Lawrence High and Olathe Northwest has been moved to LHS.
City approves retail zoning for site across the highway from Rock Chalk Park
March 27, 2013
The property across the highway from the proposed Rock Chalk Park sports village now has the green light to develop into a retail center.
Free State Invitational golf tourney canceled
LHS sub-varsity baseball games postponed
March 27, 2013
Unplayable course conditions at Eagle Bend in the aftermath of lingering weekend snow has caused the cancellation of Wednesday’s Free State Invitational, in which the boys golf teams from FSHS and Lawrence were scheduled to compete.
KU football gets back to business after spring break
March 27, 2013
Before his Kansas University football players hit the road for spring break last week, KU coach Charlie Weis promised them something upon their return — a killer Monday morning conditioning session. By Matt Tait
KU golfer fourth, women’s team eighth at Briar’s Creek
March 27, 2013
Kansas University junior golfer Thanuttra Boonraksasat tied for fourth place and the KU women finished eighth on Tuesday at the Briar’s Creek Invitational.
Lawrence High girls swimmers win in well-known waters
March 27, 2013
The love-hate relationship that exists between Lawrence High’s girls swimmers and their home natatorium leaned far closer to fondness than loathing Tuesday afternoon at LHS. By Benton Smith
Self, KU prep for evenly matched battle with Michigan
March 27, 2013
As the Kansas University men’s basketball team approaches a Sweet 16 match-up with Michigan, the Jayhawks are ignoring the difference in seeding and preparing to take on an equally dangerous Wolverines team. By Gary Bedore
Twice as nice: KU women enjoying return trip to Sweet 16
March 27, 2013
The Kansas University women’s basketball team has this Cinderella act down pat after following a similar path to NCAA Tournament success two years in a row. By Tom Keegan
25 years ago: Hoops fans frustrated at power outage during crucial game
March 27, 2013
The outage had affected about 800 Lawrence addresses.
40 years ago: Security deposit policy challenged at apartment complex
March 27, 2013
Complaints by KU students had resulted in suits being filed in local courts.
100 years ago: Lawrence residents to contribute for Ohio flood relief
March 27, 2013
“It will be but a small sum, compared with the grossness of the disaster, but it will help.”
How former Jayhawks fared in March 26 NBA games
March 27, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday’s NBA games.
Royals win 23rd of spring
March 27, 2013
Cheeseburgers, fist bumps and smiles ruled inside the jovial Kansas City Royals clubhouse after Tuesday’s 11-6 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Letter: Trail network
March 27, 2013
Over the last two decades, the City of Lawrence has built several attractive recreational paths in the community. Now it is time to link these separate paths to form an interconnected trail system, thereby multiplying their value. Also, trees need to be planted along the paths to provide shade for trail users and evergreens planted to screen eyesores. With a little more work, an outstanding trail network can be established that will be enjoyed by many generations to come.
Editorial: Service optional?
The requirement for landline telephone service to be provided throughout the state may be going away.
March 27, 2013
A bill that could have a profound impact on the availability and affordability of telephone service across the state is moving through the Kansas Legislature. If it is passed, it may not have a great effect on urban areas of the state where customers generally have at least a few choices of who provides their phone service. However, in the rural parts of the state, where there is little or no competition for landline phone service, the impact could be severe.
Opinion: Arab rivalries splitting Syrian rebels
March 27, 2013 in print edition on A8
The moderate political and military command structure the United States has been trying to foster within the Syrian opposition appears to be fracturing, a victim of bitter Arab regional rivalries.
Tune In Tonight: Shows end for now, at least
March 27, 2013
The alien antics conclude on the season finale of “The Neighbors” (7:30 p.m., ABC). Having recently attended a Broadway show, the gang takes the next logical step for ultimate tourists: a trip to Atlantic City. Frivolity comes to an abrupt end when they receive a call from their home planet.
Opinion: Ruling may not settle marriage ban
March 27, 2013
As I am writing this, the Supreme Court of the United States is preparing to hear arguments in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case arising from California’s Proposition 8. Proposition 8, approved by California voters, banned same-sex marriage in California. Mike Hoeflich
Horoscopes for March 27
March 27, 2013
For Wednesday, March 27: This year you will grow through handling negotiations and learning to accept that others also can be right. This process might be challenging at times, but your self-discipline will strengthen and you’ll learn patience as a result. If you are single, the world is your oyster. If you are attached, the two of you will learn ways that allow both of you to be right.