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Column: Desperate Cowboys steadier than KU
March 1, 2014
Kansas University had Marcus Smart’s Oklahoma State team, which desperately needed a victory to revive sagging NCAA Tournament hopes, on the ropes. Then Markel Brown got hot. Then Smart smelled blood, and when that happens, all best are off. By Tom Keegan
Cowboys soak in excitement of upset victory over Kansas
March 1, 2014
After thousands of his new closest friends stormed the floor at Gallagher-Iba Arena to celebrate Oklahoma State’s 72-65 victory over No. 5 Kansas on Saturday night, OSU senior Markel Brown found himself crowd surfing above the jubilant crowd.By Matt Tait
Winter storm arrives in Lawrence; two killed in auto accident
March 1, 2014
A large winter storm moved into Lawrence last night that is expected to bring up to 8 inches of snow and sleet by early Monday.
Kansas women suffer fourth straight setback in home finale
09:05 p.m., March 1, 2014 Updated 12:31 a.m.
The past few days, Kansas University women’s basketball practices haven’t exactly been pleasant. Losing streaks tend to have that effect. After the skid extended to four games Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse, in an 87-79 loss to Iowa State, things won’t look any less bleak for the Jayhawks in the days to come. By Benton Smith
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 1
08:29 p.m., March 1, 2014 Updated 12:42 a.m.
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, March 1.
Battle over renewable energy ahead in legislative session
March 1, 2014
Demands by conservatives to jettison Kansas’ renewable energy standards died down by halftime of the 2014 legislative session, but like the Kansas weather, that could change at any moment. By Scott Rothschild
Democrats give Lawrence’s Davis national fundraising help
March 1, 2014
House Minority Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence will get fundraising help from a national Democratic group in his bid to unseat Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.
Prosecutors seeking Hard 50 sentences in Franklin County quadruple murder case
March 1, 2014
Prosecutors have announced plans to pursue a Hard 50 sentence for two first-degree murder charges against an Ottawa man accused of killing four people in rural Franklin County last year. By Stephen Montemayor
Veritas girls win in tourney
March 1, 2014
Veritas coasted over Smoky Valley in the KCAA tournament.
Eudora High sweeps Seabury
March 1, 2014
Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team was neck-and-neck with Eudora High during the first quarter, but it was all Cardinals after that as the Seahawks lost, 76-45, Friday at EHS.
LHS girls, one boy bowl way to state
March 1, 2014
Lawrence High’s girls bowling team, and LHS boys bowler Tre Sexton, qualified for state at the Lions’ Class 6A regional Friday at Westridge Lanes.
Two LHS wrestlers reach state finals
March 1, 2014
Lawrence High’s Alan Clothier at 182 pounds and Alex Jones (heavyweight) went 3-0 Friday in the Kansas 6A State Wrestling Tournament and will compete today in their respective championship matches.
Column: Morgan, Henrichs key complements for LHS boys
March 1, 2014
Even on a unit with the star power of Lawrence High’s boys basketball team, it takes players perfectly suited for their roles to turn a good team into a great one. By Benton Smith
Adriana Jadlow sparks FSHS girls
March 1, 2014
On Friday night in the City Showdown, the Firebirds needed The Passer to become The Scorer, and Adriana Jadlow answered the challenge in a big way. By Tom Keegan
Justin Roberts carries LHS boys past FSHS
March 1, 2014
Justin Roberts scored 13 of his game-high 24 points to power the Lions to a 68-61 victory in the latest chapter of the City Showdown on Friday night at FSHS.
Kansas-OSU ‘rivalry’ to resume today
March 1, 2014
The officials were kept busy trying to keep order on the court the last time Kansas University played Oklahoma State in basketball. By Gary Bedore
25 years ago: Penny leads pack in City Commission primary
March 1, 2014
Penny, who owned and operated Kaw Sand Co., had garnered 3,034 votes in the primary election.
40 years ago: Local residents gather to discuss possible Bicentennial plans
March 1, 2014
City Commissioner Barkley Clark urged the group to look into reviving the city’s old trolley line.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 28
March 1, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Feb. 28.
KU tennis falls
March 1, 2014
A late rally wasn’t enough to prevent Kansas University women’s tennis from absorbing a 4-3 loss to Wichita State on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. After losing the doubles point and the first two singles matches, KU gained singles victories from Maria Belen Ludueña, Paulina Los and Claire Dreyer.
KU baseball wins ninth straight
March 1, 2014
Junior right fielder Connor McKay and senior center fielder Tucker Tharp homered as Kansas University’s baseball team posted its ninth straight victory, 11-5 over Houston Baptist on Friday.
Close calls haunt KU women
March 1, 2014
As the Kansas University women’s basketball season heads toward an end, and losses outnumber wins, the narrow defeats are the most difficult ones for coach Bonnie Henrickson to forget. The Jayhawks (12-16 overall, 5-11 Big 12) have lost five of their last six games, and some of those losses would qualify as winnable games in Henrickon’s mind.
Royals roll past Rangers, 11-1
March 1, 2014
James Shields threw a perfect inning, and Mike Moustakas drove in three runs as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Texas Rangers, 11-1, on Friday.
Psychology professor Stephen Ilardi chosen as KU’s 2014 HOPE Award winner
March 1, 2014
Kansas University’s senior class has chosen Dr. Stephen Ilardi, an associate professor in clinical psychology, as the recipient of the 2014 HOPE Award.
KU track athletes second at Big 12 Indoor
March 1, 2014
Runner-up finishes from Sydney Conley and Natalia Bartnovskaya were among Kansas’ highlights Friday at the Big 12 Track Indoor. Conley was second in the women’s long jump at 20-81⁄2. Bartnovskaya was second in the women’s pole vault at 14-11⁄4.
Letter: Wrong values
March 1, 2014
I applaud Dolph Simons for the Feb. 22 Saturday column. It put the “William S. Burroughs: Creative Observer exhibit” and the main stage presence of the “sultan of sleaze” filmmaker John W. Waters in a much-deserved perspective.
Letter: Election move
March 1, 2014
A quick review of business and technology publications shows a movement spreading among municipalities across the country. This movement focuses on locally driven innovative solutions for the design and management of our communities.
Letter: Tale of two Bills
March 1, 2014
William Stafford was a citizen of Lawrence. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees up on the hill, an exemplary student. William Burroughs lived in town a few years too. As Clark H. Coan pointed out (Public Forum, Feb. 26), he wasn’t such a great example.
Letter: Park vigilance
March 1, 2014
Thank you for the latest editorial concerning Rock Chalk Park (“What’s next?”, Feb. 26). I appreciate your keeping the public informed concerning the “goof ups” at this project in west Lawrence.
Opinion: U.S. should give Ukraine a chance
March 1, 2014
Henry Kissinger once pointed out that since Peter the Great, Russia had been expanding at the rate of one Belgium per year. All undone, of course, by the collapse of the Soviet Union, which Russian President Vladimir Putin called “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century.”
Saturday Column: Length of university leaders’ tenure is regents’ call
March 1, 2014
The question of how long Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will remain as KU’s leader has been raised by Kansas Senate Democratic leader Anthony Hensley.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for March 4
March 1, 2014
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
Full-day kindergarten not all fun and games
Lawrence currently funds at all schools but hopes state will add to budget
March 1, 2014
Isn’t a full day of school exhausting for a bunch of 5-year-olds? You bet, says their likewise exhausted kindergarten teacher Lauren Mitchell. She and her class are winding down a busy seven hours staying engaged and focused on a long list of lessons and activities — none of which, incidentally, is nap time. As the Kansas Legislature considers Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to fund full-day kindergarten statewide, Lawrence is in its second year of offering the program at every district elementary school at no extra cost to parents. By Sara Shepherd
KU swimmer Miller champion
March 1, 2014
Sophomore Chelsea Miller delivered Kansas University its first Big 12 swim champion in program history Friday night. Miller won the 400-yard IM by seven seconds (4:07.97) to set a school record.
100 years ago: Congressman agrees on need for expansion at Lawrence post office
March 1, 2014
“Mr. Taggart visited the office in order to see for himself what the needs of the office were, and one look was sufficient to convince him that more room was urgently needed.”