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Young Jayhawks face rough slate in 2013-14
March 31, 2013
One of the youngest teams in Kansas University basketball history will embark on a challenging schedule in 2013-14. By Gary Bedore
Finally, Atlanta stage is set: Wichita State vs. Louisville; Syracuse vs. Michigan
March 31, 2013
After a weekend of blowouts and another upset, the Final Four is set.
Done dancin’: Diggins, Irish end KU’s tourney run
March 31, 2013
Notre Dame ended the Kansas University women’s basketball season, 93-63, in a Sweet 16 game Sunday. By Jim Hodges/Special to the Journal-World
How former Jayhawks fared in March 31 NBA games
March 31, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday’s NBA games.
Wichita State rolls into Final Four
March 31, 2013
Cleanthony Early kept stealing glances down at the hat in his hands while he waited for his turn to climb the stepladder, scissors in hand. The Wichita State forward seemed stunned at the words embroidered on his brand new ballcap: “Final Four Atlanta.”
Capitol Report: Brownback on higher ed, taxes; and KU’s well-connected lobbyist
March 31, 2013
Brownback on taxes and higher ed; KU’s well-connected lobbyist Riley Scott By Scott Rothschild
Weekend wrap-up: Lawrence woman guilty of driving car into house, juveniles charged in robbery at gunpoint
March 31, 2013
A wrap-up of cases this week in Douglas and Jefferson County courts. Click on highlighted links to see full stories with details.
A pleasant Sunday could turn into snow overnight
March 31, 2013
Despite temperatures in the low 60s expected in the area Sunday, winter weather still lurks. By Shaun Hittle
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: A poet warrior fights to tell story of Vietnam
March 31, 2013
Baldwin resident John Musgrave is a part of a Ken Burns’ documentary on the Vietnam War. As it is shaping up, he perhaps is set to be a key character of the entire story. That would make sense because Musgrave in 1967 was a member of the 1st Battalion 9th Marines, an infantry unit that took such heavy casualties in Vietnam that it gained the nickname of “The Walking Dead.” By Chad Lawhorn
Opinion: We must save our children from guns
March 31, 2013 in print edition on A11
Jonylah Watkins died on a Tuesday. She was with her father, who was sitting in a minivan in Chicago on the night of March 11 when someone opened fire. Doctors worked 17 hours trying to repair what a bullet had done to her body, but to no avail. She died the next morning. Her funeral was about two weeks ago. She was 6 months old.
Weis: KU football more comfortable, competitive in Year 2
March 31, 2013
For the first time since 2009, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis is starting a season in the same place he finished the previous one. By Matt Tait
Jayhawks bemoan end for seniors
March 31, 2013
After Kansas Universitiy’s season-ending loss to Michigan, Perry Ellis wasn’t so sad for himself as much as his mentors — the Jayhawks’ four senior starters whose college careers came to a crashing end. By Gary Bedore
KSU tennis edges Jayhawks, 4-3
March 31, 2013
Kansas University’s tennis team fell, 4-3, to Kansas State in a down-to-the-wire match on Saturday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Opinion: Defend Big 12 title? Of course KU can
March 31, 2013
Barring a surprising decision to return to school by Ben McLemore, Kansas University’s basketball team will have five new starters when the season opens in November. That’s no way to defend a conference title. Or is it? By Tom Keegan
KU rowing falls to K-State, 3-2
March 31, 2013
Kansas State rowers finished 1.4 seconds ahead of Kansas’ First Varsity Eight boat in the final race of the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake, giving the Wildcats a 3-2 dual victory.
Seeing stars: Guards take center stage for KU-Notre Dame women’s showdown
March 31, 2013
Today’s Sweet 16 match-up between Kansas University and Notre Dame matches standout point guards Angel Goodrich of Kansas against Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins. By Jim Hodges/special to the Journal-World
FSHS boys tennis places second at Emporia Invitational
March 31, 2013
Free State’s Brandon Juracek and Miles Stevens won the No. 1 doubles title, and the Firebirds tennis team placed second as a team on Saturday at the Emporia Invitational.
Kansas baseball tops No. 11 Oklahoma, 10-8
March 31, 2013
A seven-run first inning by Kansas University’s baseball team almost wasn’t enough against No. 11 Oklahoma on Saturday. The Jayhawks fell behind after spotting the Sooners a seven-run inning of their own and needed a late rally to break OU’s 13-game winning streak, 10-8.
Legislative leaders want study of tax exemptions
March 31, 2013
A fight over the tax status of for-profit fitness clubs may lead to a review of many tax exemptions on the books in Kansas. By Scott Rothschild
Battle resumes over Earned Income Tax Credit
March 31, 2013
Senate Vice President Jeff King is picking up where Gov. Sam Brownback left off in taking aim at the Earned Income Tax Credit, a refundable tax credit designed to help low-income wage workers and their families. By Scott Rothschild
City commission candidates offer views on rental registration, recycling, neighborhood issues
March 31, 2013
In the third 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 issues that may impact Lawrence neighborhoods. By Chad Lawhorn
KU’s top duo a rarity at upper levels of college debate: a two-woman team
March 31, 2013
KU students Melanie Campbell and Amanda Gress will be one of just four two-woman duos at this year’s National Debate Tournament, where they’re competing together right now for the second straight year. Women are outnumbered by men in college debate, even more so at the top levels, and that’s something Campbell and Gress would like to see fixed. They would also like to win. By Matt Erickson
Sporting KC blanks Montreal
March 31, 2013
Claudio Bieler scored his third goal of the season, and Sporting Kansas City defeated previously unbeaten Montreal, 2-0, on Saturday night in a match that saw the ejection of Impact coach Marco Schaellibaum.
Opinion: A quiz to welcome baseball’s return
March 31, 2013 in print edition on A11
As the unendurable monotony of the offseason ends, celebrate baseball’s return with mental calisthenics. Everyone knows it was former Atlanta Manager Dave Bristol who said, “Only trouble I ever had with chewing tobacco was that the orthodontist said my daughter was going to have to give it up because of her braces.” But do you know:
40 years ago: Local merchants say nay to horsemeat
March 31, 2013
“I don’t know if I’d want to try it.”
100 years ago: Lake View Club members lay plans for summer
March 31, 2013
“It was decided to work on the lake and grounds this summer.”
Tune In Tonight: Melodrama in ‘Selfridge’ a tough sell
March 31, 2013
A new variation of “Upstairs Downstairs” set in a department store, the “Masterpiece Classic” presentation of “Mr. Selfridge” (8 p.m. Sunday, PBS, check local listings) is scripted by Andrew Davies (“Bleak House”) and features the first starring role for Jeremy Piven since his Emmy-winning turn in “Entourage.”
Historical play brings Bleeding Kansas characters to life
March 31, 2013
Some of Bleeding Kansas’ strongest personalities will come to life when the Lecompton Reenactors present the play, “Kansas Territorial Characters.”
Liberty Hall to screen Lawrence native’s award-winning ‘Story of Luke’
March 31, 2013
Liberty Hall is presenting a one-time screening of Lawrence native Alonso Mayo’s debut feature film, “The Story of Luke,” starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, Cary Elwes and Kristin Bauer.
April Fools’ Day comedy show pokes fun at Lawrence, helps causes
March 31, 2013
“50 Shades of Baby J?” Prepare yourselves. That’s the theme of the first-round comedy sketch at the April Fool Comedy Showdown coming to Jackpot Saloon.
Hero or terrorist? Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian to discuss John Brown
March 31, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Tony Horwitz is set to visit Lawrence for the event, “Reconstructing John Brown,” where he and a Kansas University historian will discuss the famous abolitionist’s place in history. By Giles Bruce
Local video game developers build buzz for ‘Sticky Bees’ sequel
March 31, 2013
Fourfire Studios, a local game studio, is in a sprint to raise money during the final days of its Kickstarter campaign for “Sticky Bees: Unleashed.” By Meagan Thomas
Book signing event features authors, illustrator of ‘Kansas Bestiary’
March 31, 2013
Copies of “A Kansas Bestiary” will be for sale at an upcoming event hoped to celebrate the book’s hard-cover release and raise funds for the Kansas Land Trust.
25 years ago: Final Four fever grips Lawrence area
March 31, 2013
KU fans were scrambling for tickets or making other plans to watch the upcoming game.
Horoscopes for March 31
March 31, 2013
For Sunday, March 31: This year you encounter many crosscurrents, no matter what you are doing or with whom you are having a discussion. Your ability to see many sides of an issue will help others, but at first, it could be confusing for them to understand where you are coming from. If you are single, you could meet someone quite exotic who gives you a case of the butterflies. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from taking a special, long-desired vacation together.
How former Jayhawks fared in March 30 NBA games
March 31, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday’s NBA games.
60 years of KPR
March 31, 2013
This year, KANU, the flagship station of Kansas Public Radio, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The station has broadcast through fires, transmitter vandalism and even the death of one of its live performers. By Sara Sneath
Editorial: Level field?
For-profit health clubs don’t serve the same purpose or population as nonprofit facilities, and they shouldn’t get the same property tax exemptions.
March 31, 2013
“Level playing field.” Sounds good. Sounds like making things equitable. Shades of “fairness.” But sometimes, in reality, it smacks of “special treatment.” A case in point is Senate Bill 72, a measure working its way through the Kansas Legislature that would treat for-profit health clubs as if they were not-for-profit entities and exempt them from paying property taxes. Apparently enough senators have bought into the specious “level playing field” argument, principally advanced by Rodney Steven, owner of Genesis Health Clubs (which operates facilities here in Lawrence). The measure was approved by the Senate Tuesday on a 25-14 vote.