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Plaintiffs respond to GOP school finance bill
March 22, 2014
John Robb, lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the school finance case Gannon vs. Kansas, says a bill being introduced by Republicans in the Legislature would raise more constitutional problems than it would solve. House and Senate budget committees are expected to begin debating that bill this coming week. By Peter Hancock
Conservators work to preserve 120-year-old panorama at KU Natural History Museum
March 22, 2014
As they looked through the windows of the KU Natural History Museum’s panorama one day this week, several kids asked their parents, “Why are those people in there?” They were there to clean and preserve the 120-year-old exhibit. By Giles Bruce
One person injured during dispute at Pool Room
March 22, 2014
One person was treated for head injuries that police say were consistent with being struck with a baseball bat following an early morning disturbance at the Pool Room, 925 Iowa St.
Three KC men arrested on suspicion of drug, gun offenses, fleeing police
March 22, 2014
Three Kansas City, Mo., men were booked into Douglas County Jail between Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning on suspicion of multiple gun and drug crimes in addition to attempting to elude police.
UCLA spoils Danny Manning’s NCAA tourney debut with Tulsa
March 22, 2014
Eventually, the pain of losing to UCLA in the NCAA tournament will go away for Danny Manning and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. They want to become tournament regulars and win some games. It just didn’t happen this time. Jordan Adams had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Norman Powell scored 15 in his hometown to lead fourth-seeded UCLA to a 76-59 victory over 13th-seeded Tulsa on Friday night, spoiling Manning’s NCAA tournament head coaching debut.
25 years ago: Land set aside for bald eagles
March 22, 2014
The conservation areas would soon include 15 cottonwood and sycamore trees planted by the city.
Chiefs add CB Owens, release DL Moore
March 22, 2014
The Chiefs have signed cornerback Chris Owens, who likely will take over the nickel position and provide depth behind starters Sean Smith and Brandon Flowers.
Royals tumble twice
March 22, 2014
C.J. Wilson allowed three runs and struck out nine over 52⁄3 innings Friday as the Los Angeles Angels defeated a Kansas City Royals’ split squad, 7-3.
Baker women lose in tourney
March 22, 2014
The No. 12-ranked Baker University women’s basketball team ended its season Friday in the second round of the NAIA Div. I Tournament with a 78-72 loss to Bethel (Tenn.).
KU tennis wins eighth in a row
March 22, 2014
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team outlasted Central Florida, 4-3, Friday. Maria Jose Cardona, Maria Belen Ludueña and Paulina Los earned the three singles victories for the Jayhawks. Kansas won two of the three doubles matches to take the deciding point.
Reaney third in 100 breast
March 22, 2014
Lawrence native and Notre Dame junior Emma Reaney finished third in the 200 breaststroke at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday.
KU softball wins twice
March 22, 2014
Freshman Harli Ridling’s team-leading seventh home run of the season gave Kansas University its second-straight come-from-behind win as the Jayhawks defeated Fairfield, 6-4, on Friday. The Jayhawks defeated Kent State, 6-2, earlier Friday.
KU baseball rolls past Dartmouth
March 22, 2014
Nine players combined for a season-high 19 hits, and Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Dartmouth, 13-5, on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Firebirds open with pair of victories
March 22, 2014
It didn’t matter that it was just the first day of the season. Free State High junior Cooper Karlin was ready to be the hero. He walked into the batter’s box with the bases loaded, two outs and his baseball team down by one run in the bottom of the seventh inning. After fouling off several pitches with two strikes, Karlin drilled the ball into the right-center gap for a two-run double that finished a 7-6 comeback victory over Warrensburg, Mo., on Friday afternoon at FSHS. The win completed a sweep in the season-opening doubleheader after the Firebirds won, 10-7, in the first game.
Faith Forum: What is the significance of Lent?
March 22, 2014
Vincent Krische, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, answers.
Lawrence city commission agenda for March 25
March 22, 2014
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, City Hall
Saturday Column: Politicians, like athletes, should play by the rules
March 22, 2014
Millions of Americans currently are engaged one way or another with the NCAA basketball tournament. Some are participating in office pools or filling out brackets predicting how far the 64 teams will advance, and thousands upon thousands of fans will fill arenas around the country to watch their favorite teams in action.
Letter: Energy attack
March 22, 2014
The Kansas Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) are under attack. The arguments advanced to repeal these standards, which require major utility companies to have the capacity to produce up to 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020, are pitifully weak.
Opinion: U.S. must take tougher stand on Putin
March 22, 2014
Early in the Ukraine crisis, when the Europeans were working on bringing Ukraine into the EU system and Vladimir Putin was countering with threats and bribes, one British analyst lamented that “we went to a knife fight with a baguette.”
Letter: Healthy eating
March 22, 2014
After several months of crippling snowstorms and flooding, I really look forward to spring weather, green grass and flowers in bloom.
Letter: Life-saving data
March 22, 2014
For more than 30 years, my career has focused on understanding and improving how people work together to promote community health and development. Good data is the starting point for change.
40 years ago: Stronger budget urged for high school, junior high girls’ athletics
March 22, 2014
The current program, operating on what LHS principal Brad Tate called a “shoestring budget,” was financed only through ticket sales.
100 years ago: ‘Bogus check artists’ visit Lawrence once again
March 22, 2014
“Two unsuspecting Lawrence merchants fell victim to his scheme.”
Prescription assistance program improves health, more for Lawrence’s homeless
March 22, 2014
For Judy Saverda-Allen, who moved into the Lawrence Community Shelter last month, it was difficult to prioritize paying for maintenance medications even though she knew they were important. She was surprised and grateful to learn about the shelter’s prescription assistance program. “There are meds that my health situation requires that I have to have,” she said. “I would have to tell the doctor, ‘No, unless it’s on the $4 list I can’t get it.’” By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence drops baseball opener
March 22, 2014
Lawrence High pounded 14 hits, but the Lions fell to Edmond Memorial, 9-8, on Friday night in their baseball season opener.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 21
March 22, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, March 21.
KU liberal arts faculty want a master plan that makes more space for their fields
March 22, 2014
Kansas University’s recently unveiled master plan outlined several potential projects meant to propel the campus into the future. Among them was an $800 million proposed project to boost the university’s science and technology facilities. But some faculty say the humanities and liberal arts facilities could from similar administrative dreaming. By Ben Unglesbee