Archive for Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence Police are investigating a homicide after a person was shot at a residence in the 2400 block of Cedarwood Avenue around 3 a.m. Saturday. Lawrence police make arrest after early morning homicide; victim identified
9:21 a.m., March 8, 2014 Updated 2:44 p.m.
Lawrence police arrested a 29-year-old Lawrence man on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the early morning shooting death of a 39-year-old man at his apartment. By Stephen Montemayor
8:59 a.m.
A tornado touches down southwest of Wichita, Kan. near the town of Viola on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The tornado was part of a line of storms that passed through the central plains. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying) The Tonganoxie Split: Myth lacks scientific backing but remains intriguing mystery
March 8, 2014
If many people ever truly believed in the Tonganoxie Split, it’s a good bet that number dropped on May 11, 2000. That’s when — instead of being waylaid by any natural terrain or old Indian curses — a tornado twisted through the little Leavenworth County town, causing $2.1 million in damage to more than 200 homes. Anymore, the Split is generally accepted as folklore instead of a weather phenomenon. By Sara Shepherd
11:00 a.m.
John Kiefer, who has owned Kief's Audio/Video for 54 years, is retiring. Kiefer holds a popular LP that helped establish his record and electronics store in the early 1960s. A photograph of the first store that was located in The Malls Shopping Center, at 23rd and Louisiana streets, is displayed over a TV screen in one of the home audio rooms at the current Kief's Audio/Video Inc. at 2429 Iowa St. Lawhorn’s Lawrence: The changing tune of a retailer
March 8, 2014
After more than 50 years in the Lawrence music business, John Kiefer’s memories are full of sweet sounds — and one ugly one that spurred a career. By Chad Lawhorn
3:00 p.m.
"Declarations," mixed-media on scratchboard, by Lora Jost Arts Center annual benefit to auction highly valued Burroughs artwork
March 8, 2014
Featuring 150 art works, this is one of its largest visual arts events and the primary funding source for the Arts Center’s exhibitions program. If that isn’t already enough to put one on edge, a piece by this year’s featured artist, William S. Burroughs, is valued higher than anything they have ever tried to auction in the past.
5:00 p.m.
Hannah Myrick Anderson visits some of the patients she treated in Zaatari's reproductive health clinic. KU med student recounts visit to Syrian refugee camp in The Atlantic
March 9, 2014
Outside a trio of portable metal buildings just off the crowded main street of Zaatari, Jordan, dozens of women lined up each day to receive contraceptives, breastfeeding consultations and, often, to give birth.
7:00 p.m.
Kansas fans come to their feet in the north end zone as the Jayhawks leave the court Wednesday following warmups in preparation for tipoff against Alcorn State at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas Athletics Inc. is discounting seats normally reserved for students at $10 a seat. KU students set to vote on eliminating athletics fee
March 7, 2014
On Wednesday Kansas University’s Student Senate will vote on whether to keep or kill the fee every student pays to the athletics department. If they vote to eliminate the fee, the question will then go to Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, who holds veto power. By Ben Unglesbee

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Ex-Jayhawk Clemons gets track record share
March 9, 2014
The United States 4X400 relay team — including Kansas University product Kyle Clemons — set the indoor world record Sunday.
Nicasio, Rockies rout Royals
March 9, 2014
Juan Nicasio pitched four scoreless innings, Kyle Parker drove in five runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Sunday.
LHS wrestling coaches honored
March 9, 2014
Lawrence High wrestling coaches Gus Andrews and Josh Hanson were selected as the Class 6A Assistant Coaches of the Year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association.
Kansas softball blanks Brooklyn
March 9, 2014
Chaley Brickey and Maddie Stein each had two hits, and Kelsey Kessler threw a complete-game, two-hit shutout as Kansas University softball blanked LIU Brooklyn, 6-0, Sunday on the final day of the Under Armour Showcase.
KU baseball suffers 1-0 loss
March 9, 2014
Kansas University senior Frank Duncan was marvelous. His Stanford counterpart was just a bit better.
Column: Big 12 really is best league
March 9, 2014
It happens every March in every power conference. As Selection Sunday draws closer, coaches take the podium and talk up their league as “the best in the country.” This year, it happens to be true for the Big 12. By Tom Keegan
KU med student recounts visit to Syrian refugee camp in The Atlantic
March 9, 2014
Outside a trio of portable metal buildings just off the crowded main street of Zaatari, Jordan, dozens of women lined up each day to receive contraceptives, breastfeeding consultations and, often, to give birth.
Lawrence woman in satisfactory condition, man’s condition unknown after two injury accidents Sunday morning
March 9, 2014
A 19-year-old Lawrence resident is in satisfactory condition after being life-flighted from a car accident in rural Douglas County early Sunday morning.
KU’s Wiggins named Big 12 freshman of the year, Embiid named defensive player of the year
Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim wins Big 12 player of the year honor; Embiid in L.A. today
12:03 p.m., March 9, 2014 Updated 11:42 p.m.
Kansas University freshman guard Andrew Wiggins was a unanimous selection for first-team All-Big 12 and also was named conference freshman of the year by the league coaches on Sunday. Wiggins, a 6-foot-8 guard from Ontario, Canada, also made the all-newcomer team, but was not tapped the league player of the year. That honor went to Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim. By Gary Bedore
Kansas weather officials seek clue to some tornadoes’ paths
March 9, 2014
Weather officials in Kansas will be watching major thunderstorms this year for a clue about wind speeds that may help indicate the path of potential tornadoes.
Kansas Democrats upbeat about governor’s race
March 9, 2014
Kansas Democrats said Saturday that a day-old school funding ruling from the state’s highest court will help their chances of unseating Republican Gov. Sam Brownback this year as Democratic challenger Paul Davis makes education spending the cornerstone issue of his campaign.
Lawrence High School students medal in German
March 9, 2014
Thirty-one Lawrence High School German students Saturday competed in the annual KATG Schülerkongress at Kansas University.
Douglas County eighth-grader wins Topeka spelling bee
March 9, 2014
Ethan Perrins, an eighth-grader at Southwest Middle School, won the Topeka Capital-Journal’s 61st annual Regional Spelling Bee in 21 rounds Saturday, correctly spelling the word “disembark” to take the title.
Opinion: Laughter and grief belong together
March 9, 2014
Eighty-three-year old Ron Kilmartin was in a hospice, dying of lung cancer. His daughter was at his bedside, cracking jokes about it. Here’s one:
Exhibitions celebrate anniversaries of civil rights milestones
March 9, 2014
Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University has opened three new exhibitions in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission seeking submissions for arts grants
March 9, 2014
The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission is offering their Annual Community Arts Grant Program to promote appreciation and aware of the arts in town and encourage collaboration among community artists. The deadline to submit applications is March 24 at 4 p.m.
25 years ago: Elks Lodge robbed by knife-wielding man
March 9, 2014
The manager said that the robbery had occurred at closing time.
40 years ago: Valuable acreage sliding into Kansas River, farmers say
March 9, 2014
Several local farmers were listed as losing their land to the Kaw.
100 years ago: Lawrence Civil War widow to receive long-delayed pension
March 9, 2014
“This money is for back pension at the rate of twelve dollars per month for the time that has elapsed since the death of the old lady’s husband, who was killed during the Civil War.”
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 8
March 9, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, March 8.
Editorial: School funds
The long-awaited ruling in the Kansas school finance case has arrived. Now the real work begins.
March 9, 2014
State officials probably weren’t surprised Friday that the Kansas Supreme Court concluded that the state isn’t spending enough on K-12 education.
Opinion: Obama leaves exit open to Putin
March 9, 2014
Since the Ukraine crisis began, Obama administration officials have talked about pushing Russia toward the “offramp” and de-escalation. That’s the best diplomatic outcome, but it will require an unlikely public reversal by Russian President Vladimir Putin.