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How former Jayhawks fared in March 29 NBA games
March 29, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
A sour ending: KU collapses late in 87-85 overtime loss to Michigan
March 29, 2013
Elijah Johnson stood hunched over on the Cowboys Stadium basketball court, a picture of utter dejection after the final buzzer sounded in the final game of his Kansas University basketball career — Friday’s 87-85 overtime setback to Michigan in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
Guard Trey Burke shoots Michigan into Elite Eight
March 29, 2013
Credit Michigan assistant coach LaVall Jordan for at least part of Michigan’s surprising, come-from-behind 87-85 overtime victory against top-seeded Kansas University on Friday night at Cowboys Stadium.• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
Ben McLemore on if it was his last college game: ‘At this point, I really don’t know’
March 29, 2013
Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore wasn’t ready to discuss his future plans in the locker room following the Jayhawks’ 87-85 overtime loss to Michigan on Friday. By Matt Tait
School district’s mailing about bond issue raises eyebrows
March 29, 2013
The Lawrence school district spent more than $4,000 to produce and mail a flier about the proposed $92.5 million bond issue. District officials say it was just information, but some people say it crossed the line into political advocacy. By Peter Hancock
City agenda for April 2 meeting
March 29, 2013
5 p.m., April 2, Lawrence City Hall
Voters to have their say on future of Lawrence schools
March 29, 2013
A proposed $92.5 million bond issue on Tuesday’s ballot will help determine the future direction of Lawrence public schools. Supporters say it will equip local schools for 21st century learning, while critics argue it may be too much, too fast. By Peter Hancock
City moves egg hunt event in anticipation of rainy weather
March 29, 2013
The threat of inclement weather has caused the city of Lawrence to move its Easter egg hunts scheduled for Saturday.
Two KU juniors win Goldwater scholarships
March 29, 2013
Two Kansas University juniors have won Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for gifted students in science, technology, engineering and math, KU announced Friday.
Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of DUI, striking pedestrian
March 29, 2013
A 24-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery and drunken-driving early Friday morning after allegedly striking a pedestrian with his car, according to police.
Police reopen westbound lanes on East 23rd Street; injury accident forced closure
01:15 p.m., March 29, 2013 Updated 03:09 p.m.
East 23rd Street has reopened after Lawrence police completed their on-site investigation into an injury accident near 23rd and Rhode Island streets.
Brownback wants to keep higher state sales tax; Democrats say that proves his income tax policy isn’t working
March 29, 2013
Democrats said Friday that Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to make the 6.3 percent state sales tax permanent is a sign that his income tax cuts have endangered the state budget. By Scott Rothschild
House fire causes traffic detour near 27th and Louisiana
March 29, 2013
Fire crews and police responded to a fire about 10:30 a.m. Friday in the 500 block of Park Hill Terrace, just north of Broken Arrow School.
KU spring enrollment dips; officials hope for turnaround in autumn
March 29, 2013
Kansas University’s total spring enrollment fell by about 2.7 percent this year from the year before — mirroring almost exactly the year-to-year drop-off that took place in the fall semester. KU officials say they hope for the beginning of an enrollment turnaround in fall 2013. By Matt Erickson
No injuries reported in Connecticut Street fire
10:21 a.m., March 29, 2013 Updated 02:26 p.m.
Fire crews and police responded to a fire about 8:30 a.m. Friday at a house in the 1200 block of Connecticut Street, where smoke was seen pouring out of windows on the second and third floors.
Land transfers for the weeks ending March 11 through March 25, 2013
March 29, 2013
Land transfers from the Douglas County Register of Deeds Office.
Some restaurants charging for tables during tournament
March 29, 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
Texas blanks KU softball
March 29, 2013
Texas broke open a close game with three late runs and defeated Kansas University, 5-0, in the Jayhawks’ Big 12 softball opener Thursday at Arrocha Ballpark.
OU rips Kansas baseball
March 29, 2013
Oklahoma’s Jonathan Gray pitched a two-hitter and struck out 12 as the 11th-ranked Sooners defeated Kansas, 12-1, Thursday night in Big 12 baseball.
Florida Gulf Coast has become America’s Team
March 29, 2013
The new America’s Team will play a game inside Cowboys Stadium tonight, and there won’t be any footballs in the air. By Tom Keegan
KU’s Naadir Tharpe familiar with UM’s Mitch McGary
March 29, 2013
Reunions popped up everywhere Thursday afternoon inside Cowboys Stadium, site of this weekend’s NCAA South Regional Sweet 16. By Matt Tait
Opinion: Jeff Withey, Trey Burke keys tonight
March 29, 2013
Michigan has the best point guard in the nation in Trey Burke, and Kansas University has the top center in shot-blocking sensation Jeff Withey, two of the most compelling figures in the NCAA Tournament. By Tom Keegan
Looking for more: Ben McLemore says he fixed his shot
March 29, 2013
Ben McLemore stood behind the three-point line and confidently swished long-range shot after long-range shot during Kansas University’s 40-minute shoot-around on Thursday in cavernous Cowboys Stadium. By Gary Bedore
LHS swims past SM South
March 29, 2013
Lawrence High won 11 of 12 events, diver Allison Williams qualified for state, and the Lions defeated Shawnee Mission South, 128-52, on Thursday in a dual girls swim meet.
Seabury tennis upends Lions
March 29, 2013
Bishop Seabury Academy’s boys tennis team capitalized on a chance to knock off one of the city’s large-class public schools Thursday afternoon at Lawrence High, where the Class 2A Seahawks won a dual, 5-4, against the 6A Lions. By Benton Smith
Lawrence softball swept
March 29, 2013
Lawrence High softball coach Nick Wood walked away from Thursday’s doubleheader sweep at the hands of Shawnee Mission Northwest convinced there’s a part of his team that’s ready to be good, but it first needs to be comfortable with a lead. By Stephen Montemayor
40 years ago: Local families struck by tragedy in triple homicide
March 29, 2013
As of 2013 the case is still listed as unsolved.
100 years ago: Lawrence Boy Scout activities beginning ‘in good earnest’
March 29, 2013
“As soon as the weather becomes favorable a ‘hike’ for all scouts and prospective scouts will be arranged.”
How former Jayhawks fared in March 28 NBA games
March 29, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday’s NBA games.
Chiefs add Childress to coaching staff
March 29, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs have hired former Vikings coach Brad Childress, reuniting him with Andy Reid.
Gordon, Perez power Royals
March 29, 2013
Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez hit home runs off Matt Latos in Kansas City’s five-run third inning, and the Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds, 8-3, on Thursday.
Editorial: Tournament time
The fact that both the Jayhawk men and women have advanced to the Sweet 16 adds even more excitement to this year’s NCAA basketball tournament.
March 29, 2013
NCAA basketball tournament time always spurs some excitement in Lawrence and throughout the Jayhawk Nation, and that excitement is heightened in a year, like this one, when both the men’s and women’s teams find themselves advancing to the Sweet 16.
Opinion: U.S. must assert leadership in Mideast
March 29, 2013 in print edition on A10
Last week, President Obama reminded us, for a brief moment, of the difference the United States can still make in the Middle East when it leads from the front.
Opinion: War powers shift undercuts Constitution
March 29, 2013 in print edition on A10
As America tiptoes toward a fourth intervention in an opaque and uncontrollable conflict — now Syria, after Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya — Webb’s words require two minor modifications: Obama has demonstrated a power, not an authority; only the Constitution authorizes. And as Webb understands, Obama has been able to do so only because Congress, over many years, has become too supine to wield its constitutional powers.
Tune In Tonight: ‘American Masters’ profiles Philip Roth and his novels
March 29, 2013
Reading is fascinating; writing is boring. The act of sitting before a desk and a blank piece of paper or a typewriter or a laptop is about as solitary and unexciting as it gets. But that fact is what makes the “American Masters” (8 p.m., PBS, check local listings) presentation of “Philip Roth Unmasked” so remarkable.
25 years ago: LMH nurses report low morale
March 29, 2013
Nurses had their say today at a special board meeting.
Horoscopes for March 29
March 29, 2013
For Friday, March 29: This year, if you follow your intuition, you will make the correct choices for your life. Know that you do not need to consult others — you know what is best for you. If you are single, you could unintentionally create some distance between you and a would-be suitor, as you can be sarcastic. If you are attached, plan on taking that long-desired vacation together.