Archive for Sunday, March 16, 2014

Also from March 16

Births
Blog entries
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Behind the Lens - Selfies
Podcasts
Polls
Which team from the South bracket should No. 2 seed Kansas be most worried about in its quest to reach the Final Four?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. 1 Florida
 
46%
No. 7 New Mexico
 
18%
No. 3 Syracuse
 
15%
No. 15 Eastern Kentucky
 
14%
No. 4 UCLA
 
0%
No. 5 VCU
 
0%
No. 6 Ohio State
 
0%
No. 10 Stanford
 
0%
No. 9 Pittsburgh
 
0%
No. 12 Stephen F. Austin
 
0%
No. 13 Tulsa
 
0%
No. 14 Western Michigan
 
0%
No. 8 Colorado
 
0%
No. 11 Dayton
 
0%
Total 2712
Videos

Lead stories

12:15 a.m.
Hundreds of volunteers who serve on city and county advisory boards pose for a group photo March 6 at the Cider Gallery, where they were honored by public officials. Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Thanks for the advice
March 15, 2014
If you like to give advice, Lawrence and Douglas County is your type of place. And apparently, there are lots of you who do like to give advice. The city has 47 advisory boards or task forces and makes appointments to fill about 360 spots on both its own boards and joint boards that the city has representation on. The county has about 30 advisory boards and appoints about 150 members.By Chad Lawhorn
11:00 a.m.
WRAP social worker Carice Riemann, right, works with Central Junior High student Mary Ann Mendenhall. Riemann is in her seventh year as the school's clinical social worker from the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. Bert Nash trying to get mental health program back into all Lawrence schools
March 15, 2014
Officials at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center are still working to get the Working to Recognize Alternative Possibilities program, or WRAP, program back into the entire Lawrence school district, years after it became a victim of budget cuts. They say WRAP helps reduce violence, suicides and bullying by identifying — and treating — students with mental illnesses at an early age. By Giles Bruce
2:00 p.m.
"Merging I" and "Merging II," by John McCaughey 2014 Spring Arts Guide
March 16, 2014
Mark your calendars for some hot events of the spring season including touring musicians, community productions and exhibitions.
5:09 p.m.
KU basketball earns No. 2 seed in South region for NCAA Tournament
March 16, 2014
The Kansas University men’s basketball team earned a No. 2 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament and will open its run at 3:10 p.m. CDT on Friday in St. Louis against 15th-seeded Eastern Kentucky.

All stories

KU basketball earns No. 2 seed in South region for NCAA Tournament
Jayhawks to tip off NCAA Tournament run at 3:10 p.m. Friday
March 16, 2014
The Kansas University men’s basketball team earned a No. 2 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament and will open its run at 3:10 p.m. CDT on Friday in St. Louis against 15th-seeded Eastern Kentucky.
Police: Lawrence pill burglar caught in Dillons ceiling
March 16, 2014
A Lawrence man was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of aggravated burglary after he was detected in the ceiling of Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St. The man is believed to be connected to two other incidents of burglary and theft of prescription drugs from a Dillons pharmacy, according to the Lawrence Police Department.
Lawrence committee plans celebration for graduating seniors
March 16, 2014
Project Graduation Lawrence has put together a graduation party for seniors from all area high schools. Project Graduation Lawrence has put together a graduation party for seniors from all area high schools.
Lecompton Community Pride to receive $2,500 donation
March 16, 2014
Members of the Lecompton Community Pride organization will receive a $2,500 donation from Monsanto in a ceremony at the historic Lecompton High School 10 a.m. Wednesday. The event will be held in the third-floor auditorium of Lecompton High School, located directly in front of Lecompton Territorial Capital Museum, 640 E. Woodson Ave.
Earl May to hold food drive, in-store activities
March 16, 2014
Earl May Nursery & Garden Center is collecting canned and boxed goods from now until March 22 as part of the Earl May Cares Community Event. Items may be dropped off at the garden center, 3200 Iowa St., between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will be donated to the Lawrence Food Bank.
Earthquake recorded in southern Kansas
March 16, 2014
The U.S. Geological Survey reports an earthquake shook southern Kansas.
Opinion: Stop making excuses for Bieber
March 16, 2014
It’s your fault Justin Bieber is a jerk. That’s the contention of attorney Roy Black, who is defending the 20-year-old singer on a DUI charge stemming from a Jan. 23 arrest in Miami Beach.
SFT girls win state in OT
March 16, 2014
The Chargers made plenty of free throws late in their 58-54 overtime state title victory at Hartman Arena. By Bobby Nightengale
Eudora boys take state
March 16, 2014
Eudora High senior Andrew Ballock and his freshman brother Mitchell Ballock knew the Class 4A-II state basketball championship contest would be their last game together as teammates. They left everybody wanting more. By Bobby Nightengale
Sporting KC plays 1-1 draw with Dallas
March 16, 2014
Matt Hedges scored a late goal and then made a clutch goal-line clearance in second-half stoppage time, giving unbeaten FC Dallas a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.
Shields sharp in Royals’ loss
March 16, 2014
James Shields is already in opening-day form. Shields, who will start Kansas City’s season opener on March 31 at Detroit, allowed one infield single and struck out 10 in six scoreless innings as the Royals lost to a Chicago Cubs split squad, 6-5, on Saturday.
25 years ago: Schizophrenia experts gather in Lawrence for KU conference
March 16, 2014
The mood of the conference was one of optimism.
Editorial: LOB lifeline
Kansas legislators have some time to examine the state’s school finance formula, but they must act now to avoid a devastating funding loss to Kansas schools next year.
March 16, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court’s recent ruling on school finance may have a significant long-term impact on how the state funds K-12 schools across the state. However, the ruling also handed legislators another urgent issue that it must handle now in order to avoid a major funding disruption for the next fiscal year.
Opinion: U.S. needs alternate strategy in Syria
March 16, 2014
With the Ukraine crisis, any fleeting hope that the U.S. and Russia could soon broker a political settlement in Syria has vanished. The U.S. needs an alternate strategy for strengthening Syrian moderates who can resist both the brutal Bashar al-Assad regime and al-Qaida extremists.
Behind the Lens: The history of the selfie
March 16, 2014
Last year was the year of the selfie. Oxford Dictionaries even selected it as their word of the year for 2013. It’s so new that my computer tells me I’m spelling it wrong.
Spring film releases have summer feel
March 16, 2014
As the summer movie season becomes more and more crowded, Hollywood’s tentpole movies have started crowding into the spring.
40 years ago: Eudora school addition delayed
March 16, 2014
Completion of the architectural drawings were behind schedule.
2014 Spring Arts Guide
March 16, 2014
Mark your calendars for some hot events of the spring season including touring musicians, community productions and exhibitions.
100 years ago: Credits for work at home not to be given in rural schools
March 16, 2014
“It seems certain that at this time the plan which is to be inaugurated in the city schools will not be given a trial in the rural districts.”
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 15
March 16, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, March 15.