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Lions nab 4-2 win in baseball
March 28, 2013
Lawrence High finally broke through for a 4-2 baseball victory over Olathe Northwest. By Benton Smith
FSHS track tops LHS
March 28, 2013
Generally, when the track and field athletes at Lawrence and Free State high schools are competing at the same venue, there is a throng of other teams with which to contend, too. Not on Thursday at LHS. By Benton Smith
Firebirds baseball wins, 4-2
March 28, 2013
Dane McCullough pitched six perfect innings, and Free State defeated Olathe East, 4-2 in 11 innings, in high school baseball Thursday at Free State.
Notebook: Michigan a 4? Really?
March 28, 2013
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self finds it hard to believe Michigan of the rugged Big Ten Conference enters today’s 6:37 p.m. NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game against Kansas as merely a 4 seed. By Gary Bedore
City ordinance lands unlicensed solicitors in jail
March 28, 2013
A city ordinance requiring a license for door-to-door sales does not usually result in arrests, but it did Wednesday for six out-of-town salespeople.
Police, city officials, plan for celebrations if Jayhawks advance in tournament
March 28, 2013
It’s called March Madness for a reason, and the unruly crowds swarming Massachusetts Street can cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars. City officials are preparing for that possibility this year. Ian Cummings
Local businesses hope for deep run by Jayhawks
March 28, 2013
Besides Kansas University fans and students, there’s another group hoping the men’s basketball team does well in this year’s NCAA tournament: local businesses. Lawrence sports bars, liquor stores and sports merchandisers are rooting for the Jayhawks to win for what it will mean to the university and city, but also their bottom line. By Giles Bruce
Police investigating rape on KU campus
March 28, 2013
Police continue to investigate a reported rape at Kansas University’s Jayhawk Towers Apartments late last week.
At some sports bars, best seats in the house don’t come free
March 28, 2013
When March Madness hits Lawrence, they’ve been known to commandeer tables for half a day, ordering water and free chip refills to secure a good seat for the big game. These so-called campers are the target of a new policy some Lawrence sports bars are enforcing for big tournament games: paying for tables. By Sara Shepherd
Conservative groups to host discussion on tax reform
March 28, 2013
A forum on “The Economics of Kansas Tax Reform” will be held Tuesday night at the Kansas Union. Sponsors include the Douglas County Republican Party, the Kansas Sovereignty Coalition and Young Americans for Liberty.
Meiers present personally meaningful award to LHS QB Strauss
March 28, 2013
Nearly three years ago, Kerry Meier, his older brother, Dylan, and several family members were hiking in Arkansas when Dylan slipped off a cliff ledge and fell to his death at the age of 26. The Meier family established The Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Foundation in his honor and named Lawrence High quarterback Brad Strauss its player of the year. By Benton Smith
For KU law faculty’s many Michigan alumni, it’s still Jayhawks all the way in basketball
March 28, 2013
There may be more University of Michigan alumni roaming Green Hall, home of the Kansas University School of Law, than there are anywhere else in Lawrence. A pipeline has brought Michigan Law School graduates to the KU law faculty for decades. But as the two universities’ men’s basketball teams prepare to play in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 on Friday, current and former KU law professors with Michigan degrees say they’re squarely on the side of the Jayhawks. By Matt Erickson
March Final Fridays Preview: Arts madness
March 28, 2013
The art in this month’s Lawrence Final Fridays covers the gamut, from a photographer who documents stalwart items from the history of the heartland to a forward-looking artist known for ephemeral set designs in Hollywood. By Margie Carr
KU tennis falls to Oklahoma State
March 28, 2013
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team dropped to 0-2 in Big 12 play Wednesday, falling to No. 25 Oklahoma State, 6-1.
Firebirds’ Tye Hughes Shrine addition
March 28, 2013
Free State High senior football receiver and special-teams standout Tye Hughes has been added to the East all-star roster for the 2013 Kansas Shrine Bowl.
FSHS football meeting set
March 28, 2013
The Free State High football program will host a parent and player meeting Monday for students interested in joining the team next fall.
FSHS swimming wins in Manhattan
March 28, 2013
Free State won all three relays and went 1-2-3 in the 200 free, 100 fly, 100 free, 500 free and diving to run away with the team title at the Manhattan swimming and diving meet on Wednesday.
Free State tennis perfect in opener
March 28, 2013
Free State High swept a quadrangular with Topeka High, Olathe South and Topeka Highland Park on Wednesday at Kossover Tennis Complex.
Free State soccer opens with win
March 28, 2013
Maren Kahler scored two goals, and Free State High opened its girls soccer season Wednesday with a 5-0 victory over Shawnee Heights.
Brewers rout Royals
March 28, 2013
The Milwaukee Brewers beat a Kansas City Royals split squad, 9-1, Wednesday.
Supreme Shocker: Longtime Lawrence resident reserve on WSU’s lone Final Four team
March 28, 2013
Anybody who ranks Wichita State’s run to the Sweet 16 as even close to the biggest shocker in the school’s basketball history isn’t familiar with Shockers history. By Tom Keegan
Kansas arrives in Dallas, ‘excited’ to meet Michigan
Jayhawks ‘mood good,’ Self reports
March 28, 2013
The Jayhawks arrived in Texas safe, sound and ready to begin what they hope will be a five-day stay that culminates in a victory over Michigan on Friday (tipoff at 6:37 p.m., Cowboys Stadium, Arlington) and either Florida or Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday and a spot in next week’s Final Four in Atlanta. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Bracket picking for birds
March 28, 2013
Whatever you do, don’t study match-ups and trends when filling out brackets. That garbage never works. Too serious. It pays to play loose during March Madness. By Tom Keegan
25 years ago: KU headed to Final Four after victory over K State
March 28, 2013
An “impromptu horn-blowing motor parade on Jayhawk Boulevard” had started just minutes after the game.
40 years ago: King Radio to build Lawrence plant
March 28, 2013
The facility was to be located at 724 Connecticut.
Fab 5: Easter brunches
March 28, 2013
All four restaurants in this week’s Going Out feature story will be open for breakfast Sunday morning. Here’s five more places to get Easter brunch in Lawrence. By Sara Shepherd
How former Jayhawks fared in March 27 NBA games
March 28, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games.
Letter: USPS response
March 28, 2013
On March 21, a letter from local National Association of Letter Carriers President Andy Tuttle was published in opposition to the six-day package/five-day mail delivery announcement by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. I’d like to respond to some of the claims made. As consumers replace letters and cards with online bill-paying, tax-filing, and socializing, first-class mail volumes continue to decline exponentially. Taking no action or maintaining the status quo is not a viable solution.
KU players’ tattoos tell life stories
March 28, 2013
About half of the players on the men’s basketball team have tattoos, with most of them turning to ink to help tell their life stories. KU sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe says tattoos also have brought teammates closer together. Tharpe, along with freshman Ben McLemore and junior Niko Roberts, got matching tattoos — “KUCMB,” which Tharpe says stands for “Kansas University college men’s basketball” — on their arms. By Jesse Newell
Editorial: Political priorities
State legislators have gone off on another tangent with an unfunded mandate for the Kansas University Medical Center.
March 28, 2013
The capricious Kansas Legislature has struck again with a bill ordering the Kansas University Medical Center to create a new adult stem cell research center.
Opinion: Leaders tout benefits of school plan
March 28, 2013
Both having grown up in families of educators, we know the value of ensuring high quality public schools for future generations. This, along with our own personal experiences with the Lawrence public schools (Paul graduated from Lawrence High School, as did Sandy’s two grown children), fueled our decisions to serve as co-chairs of Yes for Lawrence, a grassroots citizens’ committee promoting passage of the Lawrence school bond election on April 2.
Opinion: He’d pay extra to talk to real person
March 28, 2013 in print edition on A10
Dear Whomever is in Charge of Customer Service for DirecTV: All I wanted was to watch the game. I was back in my hotel room after a long day and I figured, what better way to unwind? Now, the game wasn’t available on the hotel channels, but I’ve got that League Pass service you offer and one of its perks — supposedly — is that you can watch the game right on the ol’ iPad.
Rise and shine: Lunch and dinner spots give breakfast a shot
March 28, 2013
A handful of downtown Lawrence restaurants that are better known for their lunch, dinner and even live music scenes have started dabbling in breakfast. Especially with popular breakfast-specific restaurants nearby, it’s a tough meal to break into. But each hopes unique menu items paired with the usual morning favorites will get more people in the door. By Sara Shepherd
Garden Calendar: Pecking at a bigger problem
March 28, 2013
If trees could talk, I would hope they would tell us what hurts, or where it hurts, or when a pest attack is getting the best of them.
Style Scout: Megan Lindemann
March 28, 2013
Dream job: My dream job would involve working as a pharmacist. However, I love drawing sketches of different designs and dresses. Doing fashion on the side of pharmacy would give me the best of both worlds!
Style Scout: Andrew Claypool
March 28, 2013
Tell us a secret … I have this condition that my body doesn’t produce its own chocolate, so I have to supplement chocolate.
100 years ago: Vinland farm ideal spot for TB sanitarium, Doc Crumbine says
March 28, 2013
“It is estimated that there are 6,000 cases of consumption in Kansas.”
Off the Beaten Plate: Wellington Kobe Burger at Dempsey’s
March 28, 2013
Fancy-schmancy beef Wellington transforms into something to eat with your hands on a barstool with a pint of beer and game of trivia. By Sara Shepherd
Horoscopes for March 28
March 28, 2013
For Thursday, March 28: This year you easily could be linked to the unexpected. You’ll enter a room, and something surprising will occur. If you are single, you could go through a sequence of different sweeties. If you are attached, the two of you are on a seesaw of emotions.