Archive for Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lead stories

12:36 a.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World .Austin Turney, who has lived at  at 1501 Pennsylvania since he was 2 years old, grew up riding horses with a friend, has been a guardian for the unique property all these years. Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Enduring in East Lawrence
March 29, 2014
Austin Turney’s home near 15th and Pennsylvania streets was under construction in 1863 when Quantrill raided the city. He burned it down. It was quickly rebuilt, and since that time only two families have ever owned the structure. By Chad Lawhorn
10:00 a.m.
Five years ago Lawrence resident Anna Doktor and her two children were living without health insurance. Doktor has since obtained insurance through her job at a local bank and believes she is on steadier ground than before despite its high cost. Faces of the uninsured: five years later
March 29, 2014
In 2009, the Journal-World profiled four Douglas County residents who lacked health insurance. Since then, a lot has changed: The Affordable Care Act passed at the federal level, with the aim of expanding insurance to most of those who previously went without it. What has that meant for the four people the Journal-World wrote about five years ago? We revisit their stories today. By Giles Bruce
3:00 p.m.
The old trading post at Globe, southwest of Lawrence, has been the home, studio and store of David Anderson for the past nine years. In addition to antiques, Anderson and his partner and girlfriend Nedra Lynch sell his stained and leaded glass pieces, her paintings and the collaborative works that combine both their talents from the store. Those unfamiliar with Anderson's work can find two donated examples on display at Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City. Beauty abounds at isolated art-glass shop southwest of Lawrence
March 29, 2014
The relative isolation of his shop in Globe, 8 miles from the nearest town, belies David Anderson’s fondness for people.
6:00 p.m.
This is a view from the front balcony of the Senate chambers at the Topeka Capitol building. Several images were merged in Photoshop to created the panorama. School finance to dominate final week of regular session
March 29, 2014
With one week remaining in the 2014 regular session, Kansas lawmakers will focus heavily on school finance proposals aimed at responding to a recent state Supreme Court ruling. The House will consider one bill that would tie increased funding to policy changes favored by conservatives, while the Senate will look at two proposals that would partially pay for the increases with cuts in other parts of the K-12 education budget. By Peter Hancock

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Oklahoma blanks KU tennis
March 30, 2014
Kansas University tennis was shut out for the second straight match by a Sooner State squad Sunday.
Tigers entertain Royals for season opener
March 30, 2014
Brad Ausmus and the Tigers begin their pursuit of a fourth straight AL Central title today against the Kansas City Royals. Justin Verlander will make his seventh consecutive opening day start, and Detroit will try to move on from a difficult spring training in which three significant players went down with major injuries.
Kansas softball sweeps OSU
March 30, 2014
On a day when the offense was outhit and the defense committed the only two errors of the game, Kansas University capitalized on a couple of Oklahoma State miscues in the bottom of the ninth inning to pick up a Big 12 softball series sweep with a 2-1, extra-inning victory Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark. By Matt Tait
Salvage job: KU baseball avoids sweep
March 30, 2014
Dakota Smith finally changed his fortune when he drilled a fastball over the head of a diving left fielder for a walkoff double, scoring Justin Protacio and providing the heroics for Kansas is it avoided getting swept with a 4-3 baseball victory at Hoglund Ballpark in front of a crowd of 1,178. By Bobby Nightengale
Wiggins to hold 2 p.m. news conference on Monday to announce NBA plans
March 30, 2014
Andrew Wiggins is expected to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft at a news conference at 2 p.m., Monday.
Colorado man remains hospitalized after tollbooth crash
March 30, 2014
Kansas University Hospital on Sunday was unable to provide an update on the condition of a Colorado man who was airlifted from a one-vehicle accident at a Kansas Turnpike tollbooth early Saturday morning.
Kansas school funding solution proves elusive
March 30, 2014
It would seem a simple task. Write a check for $129 million and satisfy a Kansas Supreme Court ruling regarding the constitutionality of school funding.
One ejected, hospitalized after roll-over accident on U.S. Highway 56
March 30, 2014
A Topeka woman was taken to Stormont Vail Health Care early Sunday morning after a one-vehicle car accident on U.S. Highway 56 in Baldwin City.
Opinion: Hobby Lobby case is slippery slope
March 30, 2014
Your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins.
LHS wrestler falls at nationals
March 30, 2014
Lawrence High sophomore Alan Clothier fell just shy of earning NHSCA All-American wrestling honors at the Sophomore National Championships in Virginia Beach, Va., on Saturday afternoon.
KU rowing loses Sunflower Showdown
March 30, 2014
The Kansas University rowing team lost the Sunflower Showdown to Kansas State, 17-6, on Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake.
KU soccer falls to pro squad in exhibition
March 30, 2014
Kansas University’s soccer team lost its first spring exhibition match, 3-1, to FC Kansas City, a National Women’s Soccer League professional squad, on Saturday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
KU track finishes competition at Texas Relays
March 30, 2014
Kansas University’s women’s track and field team finished its four days of competition at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with three events on Sunday.
FSHS baseball loses first game
March 30, 2014
The Free State High baseball team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, falling 9-3 to Nixa High School.
Column: Kansas football’s potential on defense intrigues
March 30, 2014
If defensive coordinator Clint Bowen and the Kansas University football position coaches can draw maximum effort and attention to detail out of the players, KU should field a competitive defense this coming fall. The blend of talent, experience and depth is the best it’s been in years. Column by Tom Keegan
OU pitchers quiet KU baseball offense
March 30, 2014
The Kansas University and University of Oklahoma baseball teams feature two of the top offenses in the Big 12 Conference. Their matchup on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark had everything but offense. In a pitcher’s duel, the Jayhawks couldn’t muster any clutch hits in the late innings and dropped their second straight game to the Sooners, 2-1. By Bobby Nightengale
Brickey’s highlights lift KU softball over OSU
March 30, 2014
Chaley Brickey already had slammed into the dugout fencing while racing down a foul pop-up Saturday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark. So getting mobbed by her teammates following a go-ahead, solo home run in the fifth inning just added to the beating she took while helping Kansas University’s softball team defeat Oklahoma State, 4-0. By Benton Smith
Jeff Boschee settles in as college head coach
March 30, 2014
Former Kansas University combo guard Jeff Boschee is a college head basketball coach at the age of 34. “I’m full of energy,” Boschee said Saturday, asked about his first few days as successor to Robert Corn as head coach at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. By Gary Bedore
40 years ago: Gaslight Village children to switch schools
March 30, 2014
The change had been suggested as a solution to overcrowding at Schwegler and declining enrollment at Cordley.
100 years ago: Garden seeds requested for Mexican families in Lawrence
March 30, 2014
“Garden seeds for ‘Little Mexico.’ Here is an appeal that should touch the good people of Lawrence.”
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 29
March 30, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, March 29.
Sporting Kansas City rallies past Colorado
March 30, 2014
Dom Dwyer scored in stoppage time to help Sporting Kansas City rally for a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.
Royals drop spring finale
March 30, 2014
Marco Estrada pitched five scoreless innings, and Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run double, leading the Milwaukee Brewers past the Kansas City Royals, 7-2, on Saturday.
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
March 30, 2014
Construction projects listed are now available in a map format at http://lawks.us/construction-map.
Opinion: Player quiz welcomes baseball season
March 30, 2014
“Andre Dawson,” Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully once said, “has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren’t we all?” Yes, so use some of your remaining time constructively by identifying the player or players who:
Editorial: Police state?
The demise of legislation that would have opened police affidavits to the public is an embarrassment to Kansas.
March 30, 2014
If law enforcement officials come knocking at your door — or perhaps breaking the door down — and proceed to search your home, you’d want to know why.
25 years ago: Health officials fight against Lawrence measles outbreak
March 30, 2014
Eight cases of measles had been confirmed in Douglas County since January 1.