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Redistricting plan splits K.C. between 1st, 3rd Critics accuse GOP of gerrymandering By Scott Rothschild

TOPEKA — Republicans on Wednesday approved a congressional redistricting plan that would split Democraticvoting Kansas City, Kan., be-

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tween the 1st and 3rd districts. House Democratic Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence said the proposal, which was pushed by House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, “is the epitome of gerrymandering.”

But O’Neal defended his plan as he cast the deciding vote for it when the House redistricting committee was deadlocked 11-11. State Rep. Michael Peterson, D-Kansas City, said putting most of Kansas City in the 1st, which includes western Kansas, violated the

Legislature’s rule to maintain communities of interest when re-drawing political boundaries. Davis added, “This map shifts 25 counties and 640,000 Kansans into a new congressional district when this is completely unnecessary. After 15 public hear-

ings across the state of Kansas where this proposal was presented, not one single Kansan stepped forward to support this and numerous Republicans and Democrats all across the state opposed it.”

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INSIDE KU guard tailors shot for success Senior Tyshawn Taylor’s jumpshot has evolved throughout his years at KU as he’s gained more confidence on the court. And this season, his outside shots have gone in more often than ever. He ranks first on the team with 57 three-pointers made. Page 1B

— Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, who said Kansas is falling behind and may lose decisionmaking control on the Affordable Care Act to the federal government. Page 6A

COMING FRIDAY We’ll catch up with the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during his visit to Lawrence.


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SHAWN BOWEN, 15, LAWRENCE, THINKS HARD AS HE TRIES TO RECITE PI during a Pi Day celebration Wednesday at Theatre Lawrence. The event featured music, comedy skits, an auction benefiting the Douglas County Science Fair and a pie contest.

Math, science fans gather for music, pie By Alex Garrison

Two women, costumed in shiny belts and armed with plastic swords, begin a belly dance. Around a pie. But something stops them. “Forget to carry the two?” an audience member asks. One of the dancers tells the crowd the sound system’s playing the wrong song. It’s OK, one of the organizers says — that was just the Please see PI DAY, page 2A

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FROM LEFT, ANDREW BALLOCK, MATTHEW GADBERRY and Lucas Becker line up about 60,000 pennies Wednesday, which was Pi Day, to make a Sierpinski Triangle at Eudora High School. The triangle, composed of a pattern of smaller triangles, was named after Polish mathematician Wacław Sierpinski, who described it in 1915.

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Tax overhaul plans advance

By John Milburn


I just don’t see our Legislature giving us the authority to move forward, and we need that.”


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TOPEKA — A Senate committee on Wednesday endorsed a modified version of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s income tax package, setting the stage for a debate next week. The action came on the same day the House voted 68-56 for its own income tax package, which includes an expensive repeal of the sales tax on food. Early estimates suggest the plan will reduce state LEGISLATURE revenues between $375 million and $425 million. Brownback proposed collapsing the state’s three income tax brackets into two and reducing rates. His plan would eliminate the tax on certain classes of business tax filers as well as a number of tax credits and exemptions. It also would trigger addition tax cuts if revenues grow by more than 2 percent in a fiscal year. The Senate committee modified the plan, keeping some of the credits and removing the trigger for future cuts. The tax committee removed one sticking point for many legislators in both Please see TAX, page 2A


Food poisoning sickens dozens on band’s bus trip By Sara Shepherd and Melissa Treolo;

This spring break will be one students in the De Soto High School Band won’t soon forget — and not just because it included a field trip to New York City. About 50 De Soto High School band students and chaperones had started home from New York when dozens fell ill and had to stop at a Pennsylvania hospital Wednesday to be treated for food poisoning. The group was scheduled to eat dinner Tuesday evening at a restau-

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, in cooperation with its New York counterpart, was conducting interviews to pinpoint the source of the illness. rant in the Little Italy area of the city before departing about 9 p.m. to return home, school district spokesman Alvie Cater said. The Pennsylvania Department of Health, in cooperation with its New York counterpart, was conducting interviews to pinpoint the source of the illness. Members of the group began getting sick late Tuesday and, after stopping at rest stops throughout the night,

called for an ambulance Wednesday morning when they determined at least one member of the group needed immediate attention, said Robin Jennings, a spokeswoman from Excela Health Frick Hospital in Mount Pleasant, Pa. Jennings said the hospital treated about 40 students and 10 adults, administering intravenous fluids to some and sending others off with anti-nausea medication

and Gatorade. “Their goal is to go home,” Jennings said. “This was to help them be able to do that as quickly as possible.” Jennings said emergency crews notified the hospital in advance that, along with the patient the ambulance was called for, dozens more victims would be arriving for treatment. She said hospital staff treated the students first, then the adults. Cater said the group, which consisted of 164 students and chaperones on three buses, was back on the road by 2 p.m. Wednesday. “Two of the parents

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on the trip are registered nurses, so that was very helpful,” Cater said. The band and chaperones left De Soto on Friday to take part in Broadway Classroom, an organization that works with schools to learn and perform Broadway music. Cater said the band had been planning and fundraising for the trip for two years. “They said it was a great trip; they had a blast. It’s just this last leg,” he said. “It’s going to be a trip they’ll remember, that’s for sure.” — Sara Shepherd and Melissa Treolo of the Shawnee Dispatch can be reached at 913-962-3000.



Thursday, March 15, 2012



Spring scents

DEATHS WILBURN ‘TATER’ WALKER Wilburn “Tater” Walker, 89, of Lawrence and a former Parsons resident, died at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital at Kansas City, Mis-


TREES AND FLOWERS BLOSSOMED in Wednesday’s warm temperatures and sun as Marty Falkenstien took time to smell a blooming Bradford pear tree.

souri. Further obituary information and service arrangements will be announced by the CarsonWall Funeral Home of Parsons.

JANE LOUISE GLAETTLI SLOOP A Celebration of Life service for Jane Louise Glaettli Sloop, 84, Lawrence, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012 at First United Methodist Sloop Church in Lawrence. Inurnment will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence, KS. She was born October 4th, 1927, in Independence KS to Margaret Louise Connelly and Herbert Glaettli. She attended school in Independence, KS, graduating from Independence High School in 1945. She graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN in 1949 with a teaching degree in both music education and Spanish. She married James A. “Jim” Sloop on June 19, 1954 in Independence, KS. They made their residence in Independence until their retirement in 1985, at which time they moved to Hot Springs Village, AR. Following her husband’s death, in 2002, she moved to Lawrence, KS. She taught music in Medicine Lodge and Fredonia, Kansas prior to her marriage. She taught music in Longton and Elk City, Kansas High Schools from 1971-72 and in the late seventies and early eighties. She served as a Title 1 reading tutor at Lincoln Elementary


chambers: an earned income tax credit for lowincome tax filers. The Senate will debate the package and the lowincome credit in separate bills next Tuesday. “Now that we have a bill out of tax committee, we will take a position on that bill,” said Senate Majority Leader Jay Emler, a Lindsborg Republican. “I anticipate that something will pass. I haven’t the foggiest idea what that may be.” He said that it would give senators a base for negotiating a final bill with the House. The timeline for those negotiations is unclear. Legislators are scheduled to recess on March 31 for three weeks before coming back to finish the session. Brownback’s plan would cut rates, starting in 2013. Married couples would face a top rate of 4.9 percent instead of the current 6.45 percent. Exemptions would be given to 191,000 operators of partnerships, sole proprietorships and other small firms from paying any taxes on their business earnings. And the standard deduction for heads of households would double to $9,000. The governor’s plan, as proposed, would cost the

School in Independence, KS. Jane was a life-long church musician, serving as one-time choir director of Independence First United Methodist Church and a substitute organist for many congregations in Independence. In Hot Springs Village she served as the Organist for Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church and later as co-organist for Village United Methodist Church. She was a member of Lawrence First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, DAR, and was a 56-year member of PEO. She was preceded in death by her husband; her brother Herbert Charles Glaettli; and her eldest son, David C. Sloop. She is survived by her son, Bill (Sheryl) Sloop, Brandon, MS; and daughter, Susan Sloop, of Lawrence; grandsons, Steven (Amy) Sloop of Nashville, TN and Scott Sloop Brandon, MS; stepsisters, Elisabeth Mitchell Todd, Portland, OR and Sarah Mitchell Chipperfield, London. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence or PEO Foundation and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to www. Please sign this guestbook at obituaries.

HOW THEY VOTED Here is how local legislators voted on the House tax plan to cut sales and individual taxes.

Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, No.

Anthony Brown, R-Eudora, Yes.

Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, No.

TerriLois Gregory, R-Baldwin City, Yes.

Ann Mah, D-Topeka, No.

Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, No.

Kobach says he has plan to save citizenship bill Associated Press

TOPEKA — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach worked Wednesday to salvage his plan to put a law into effect early that would require new voters to prove their U.S. Kobach citizenship, ahead of this year’s presidential election. The proof-new voter registration rule is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2013, but Kobach wants to move it forward to June 15, arguing that the requirement should be in place ahead of the normal, anticipated surge in registrations before the presidential vote. His bill is before the state Senate Ethics and Elections Committee, having passed the House last month.

The Senate committee learned Wednesday that a key phase of a $40 million upgrade of the Department of Revenue’s computers handling motor vehicle and driver’s license records won’t be ready until at least Aug. 1. That phase of the project would allow an automatic transfer of electronic copies of records that drivers used to verify their citizenship from the department’s Division of Vehicles to election officials. Many senators have said they want a guarantee that the department’s computers will be ready, and even some of Kobach’s fellow Republicans on the Senate committee have been cool toward his bill to accelerate the start of the proofof-citizenship rule. Kobach told The Associated Press that his office has drafted technical changes to his bill to get around it. He said the changes would allow the

Division of Vehicles to forward a list of drivers who are citizens and have filled out voter registration cards at its offices, rather than require it to make electronic copies of their citizenship records available. That policy would remain in effect until Jan. 1, 2013, he said. “We are introducing language that will make the issue irrelevant,” he said. “With that obstacle out of the way, we’ll see how the senators vote.” The Senate committee scheduled a hearing today on Kobach’s bill and was supposed to decide whether to forward the measure to the Senate for further action. Asked whether the changes Kobach is proposing would be enough to dispel senators’ concerns, Chairwoman Terrie Huntington, a Fairway Republican, said, “We’ll have to let the committee decide.”

Pi Day

WEARING A PIE-SHAPED HAT, Susan MacNally, Lawrence, samples a pie for a Pi Day celebration on Wednesday.


“irrational” part of the performance. Linda Tilton and Julie Kingsbury were two of 10 performers who took part in a quirky, science-and-mathloving celebration of Pi Day on Wednesday night at Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. The night included mathematically minded skits and songs, a pie-baking contest (19 entered; three bakers got honored with aprons), a pireciting contest and its fair share of puns. “I think we discovered something new on ‘pieriodic’ table,” emcee Matt Kirby said after a pie-eating intermission. The night was a celebration of the irrational number, rounded to two decimal places as 3.14, which is critical for finding the circumference of a circle. And it also not coincidentally happened to be the date. Kirby and other members of the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band organized the event, which they hope will become a new tradition.

state about $90 million in revenues in its first year. Sen. Tom Holland, ranking Democrat on the tax committee from Baldwin City, said senators would have a better idea of what they want to do on taxes when the bill reaches the floor. “I don’t have any sense as far if you are going to see any unified consensus to pass some sort of tax cut. I’m not sure it’s there yet,” he said. Holland would prefer doing more to reduce property taxes and perhaps gradually phase out the sales tax on food. He said those moves would keep more Kansas residents flush with money to stimulate the economy. The House plan passed on Wednesday is the second sent to the Senate in the past two years. Supporters, including House CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A Speaker Mike O’Neal, believe a tax package will be enacted. They also said the But O’Neal said simple changes would create jobs. math dictated the proposal to make Kansas’ four condistricts equal Commission OKs anti-discrimination change gressional in population. Legislators have to redraw district SALINA — The Salina Hu- tracts that have fewer than boundaries to accommoman Relations Commission four employees and those date for population shifts is supporting a proposal who do less than $20,000 that have occurred over to add sexual orientation a year in business with the the past 10 years. and gender identity to the city would be exempt. The vast 1st is losing city’s anti-discrimination Commissioners agreed to population while the 3rd ordinance. recommend the city take a is gaining. “We have to The commission voted year to make the changes shrink one and add to the Tuesday to recommend that in contracts for goods and other,” O’Neal said. Kansas the Salina City Commisservices as the contracts City and all of Wyandotte sion make the changes to come up for renewal. They County are currently in the discourage discrimination in also will recommend a 3rd with Johnson County. employment, housing and 60-day period for more O’Neal added that splitpublic accommodations. public education about the ting a city can be a benThe Salina Journal reports changes before they are efit. He used the city of businesses with city conimplemented.


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They’re famous for performing in the post office on Tax Day, April 15, but chose another “made-up holiday” to commemorate this year as the tradition of up-to-thelast-minute-filing is largely over, given restricted office hours. This event, which Kirby called their “negative third annual,” also raised $385 for the Douglas County Public School District’s annual science fair with a “nerdmobilia” auction. Clad in a pi-emblazoned T-shirt, Tiffany Harkins won the contest to see who could remember the most digits by a mile — or 51 decimal places to be more precise. Turns out, she’s a middle-school math teacher in Olathe and said her students would blow her performance away, some hav-

ing memorized the number to some 200 decimal places. “We all got really into it,” she said of Pi Day. In the spirit of science and geeky fun, other performers gave odes to Albert Einstein, NaCl (better known as salt), conductivity and the big, big universe. Gwyneth Sigmon performed a flute solo from four notes that she described as “changing every time I play it and therefore kind of irrational.” It runs in the family. “My father is a computer engineer, so math was kind of like the running joke on that side of the family,” she said. “Pie was a big part of my mother’s side, too — you know, the round kind.”

Lawrence as an example. Lawrence was split 10 years ago between the 2nd and 3rd districts. “Those who don’t want to be split, we find out over time, do benefit from having more than one congressman,” he said. And, he said, because the 1st needs more population, some city will have to be split. Earlier versions to split Topeka or reconfigure the Wichita-based district were rejected by the committee. The Kansas Senate has passed a bipartisan congressional map that would keep Kansas City and Johnson County in the 3rd. But it moves Manhattan, which is currently in the 2nd, into the 1st, which is contrary to what Manhattan officials want. In the Senate map, Lawrence would be made

whole and placed in the 2nd. In the map proposed by O’Neal, Lawrence would be wholly placed in the 3rd along with Johnson County, and the southeast part of Kansas City, which includes the Kansas University Medical Center, and Miami County.

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BRIEFLY Janitor thwarts theft at Dillons with mop

Bursting onto the scene

A janitor at Dillons, 1000 W. 23rd St., used a mop to strike a suspect trying to steal a cash drawer early Wednesday and interrupted a theft from the grocery store, police said. Kim Murphree, a Lawrence police spokeswoman, said a woman working in a check-out lane saw two men, dressed in all back, run behind another counter while one suspect removed an inner cash drawer from a register. The suspect was trying to leave the store but dropped the cash drawer when the janitor hit him with a mop. The suspects then fled on foot, Murphree said. Police are still investigating the case.

District says hiring rules followed in case of accused teacher ————

Multiple sex crimes alleged in Wichita By Christine Metz and George Diepenbrock,

Eudora public school officials say they followed standard procedures last year when they hired a teacher who has since been arrested for an alleged improper relationship with a minor. The Eudora High School English teacher, who is 32 and a current Lawrence resident, was arrested Friday in Wichita on

More charges filed in hunting sting Douglas County prosecutors have filed criminal charges against three more hunters in connection with a December 2011 sting operation conducted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. District Attorney Charles Branson said his office had filed misdemeanor charges against two Olathe men, Raymond Francis Holden, 43, and Christopher James Sandow, 44. The sting was conducted by the state wildlife department on Dec. 9, the last Friday of the firearm deer hunting season. The officers placed a life-size, taxidermied deer on private land in Douglas County to entice would-be poachers. Both men pleaded not guilty Tuesday and have court hearings scheduled for April 10. A third man in the same incident, Theodore Louis Sandow, 50, of Olathe, has also been charged. Another man charged as part of the operation, Darrell R. Norris, 70, rural Baldwin City, last week pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor charges, including criminal hunting.


three charges of rape, one count of attempted rape, two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and one count of electronic solicitation of a child. The Journal-World generally does not identify sex-crime suspects unless they are convicted. He was a teacher in Wichita before coming to Eudora to start this school year. Wichita police Lt. Jeff Weible said the man was arrested as part Please see TEACHER, page 4A

County approves $1M for bioscience center By Christine Metz

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SMITHA SINGH, OF INDIA, a Fulbright language teaching assistant at Kansas University, looks up at a tulip magnolia tree in blossom Wednesday as she walked through Old West Lawrence.

The Douglas County Commission continued its support of the Bioscience and Technology Business Center on Wednesday with a $1 million commitment to expand the building. The money is in addition to the $750,0000 the commission agreed to contribute several years ago that helped fund the first phase of the building. The $7.5 million life science and technology incubator opened in August 2010 and is 100 percent full. The nine companies housed there are a mixture of small

startups, early stage technology companies and corporations looking to coordinate research with KU. COUNTY “We always COMMISSION expected to do phase two. One of things we didn’t expect was coming back in the second operating year and telling you there is a need for phase two, which is pretty remarkable,” said LaVerne Epp, executive chairman of the center. The request is two years Please see COUNTY, page 4A




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Community wants to give back to longtime volunteer battling cancer By Karrey Britt

For 30 years, Gary Saathoff has been doing community volunteer work as a member of the Lawrence Jaycees. He’s organized the annual Fourth of July fireworks show — no small undertaking — for years and each year can be found lighting the Saathoff fuses along with other club members. He’s served as chairman of an annual Christmas auction, which raises money to provide food baskets for about 15 families in need. He not only orders the food from a local grocer but also picks it up, sorts it and delivers it. He also helps raise money for college scholarships and enjoys presenting them each year to students at the local high schools. These are just a few examples of Saathoff’s volunteer work, and those who know him say he does much more. “He always thinks of others. He would give you the shirt off his back. I mean, he’s a friend to everyone,” said Laura Bellinger, a member of the Lawrence Jaycees and a longtime friend. “Now it’s our time to give back to him.” Friends and family have organized a fundraiser for Saathoff, who is battling colon cancer that has metastasized. The benefit, which includes a billiards and dart tournament, silent auction and potluck meal, will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Astro’s Billiards, 601 Kasold Drive. Saathoff was diagnosed on his 47th birthday, Sept.

Cancer support benefit Friends and family are having a fundraiser to help Lawrence resident Gary Saathoff pay for medical and household bills as he fights colon cancer that has metastasized. The event will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Astro’s Billiards, 601 Kasold Drive. There will be:

A billiards and dart tournament. Entry fees are $10 each.

All-you-can-eat potluck for $5.

Silent auction. Among

7, and underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments at Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Oncology Center. His last radiation treatment was Feb. 4; the same day, he said, he woke up with a backache that never went away. After trying to treat it with over-the-counter pain medication, he decided to have it checked. Tests revealed his cancer had spread to his bones: on his vertebrae, ribs, left femur and in a spot on his head. He was scheduled to begin radiation treatments Monday but ended up in the hospital Sunday because of chest pain. On Tuesday, doctors were trying to get his pain under control in addition to starting treatments. Despite his condition, Saathoff managed to laugh and talk about the generosity of others from his hospital bed. “A lot of people have been real good to me to get me this far,” he said. Saathoff, who is single and has no children, has been unemployed for two years and is uninsured. He’s worked at various

the items are Martin Logan speakers, a basketball signed by Bill Self, NASCAR tickets and portable basketball goal.

Raffle to win items such as gift certificates to local restaurants. Cost is $1 per ticket, or $5 for six. For more information, contact Tally Lehmann at 766-5880 or tallyhouk@ If you can’t make the event, donations can be made online at gofundme. com/g4228 Lawrence businesses throughout the years, including the former Rusty’s IGA and Kring’s Interiors. He also owned a small remodeling and construction business until 2009. Since then, Saathoff said, a friend has been helping him out by giving him enough work and a paycheck to live on. Now he can’t work because of his health, and his medical bills are mounting. Saathoff estimates they are about $50,000, but he said he’s received a lot of help through Health Care Access, a Lawrence clinic for people without insurance, and LMH, which donates services to charity. When asked what he thought about the fundraiser, he said: “I think it’s great.” Then he started to choke up. “It’s one of those things — you never know how many friends you’ve got until you need them.” Tally Lehmann, who is organizing the event, described Saathoff as outgoing, funny and smart. “Hopefully with all of the prayers, we’ll get him back to work,” she said. — Health reporter Karrey Britt can be reached at 832-7190. Read her health blog at, and follow her at

KU grad starts interactive theater By Christine Metz

Matt Pool wants to bring a new kind of theater to Lawrence, one in which the wall between actors and audience disappears. Known as interactive theater, traditional performances are given a twist as audience members ask questions of the characters, participate in group discussions and even work with the actors to reimagine an ending. A Kansas University theater graduate, Pool has formed Sharing Spaces, an interactive theater company that will work with schools, businesses and community organizations to foster open dialogue and critical thinking on difficult issues. KU has a similar program called the Interactive Theatre Troupe, which helps students faculty and staff work through social issues. “It’s not therapy, but it can be very therapeutic,”


ahead of schedule, but Bioscience and Technology Business Center President Matt McClorey said they have already received interest from businesses that would help fill the second phase of the building. “From what we are hearing from companies, there seems to be a demand for more space,” McClorey said. In a letter to the county commissioners, McClorey and Epp noted that seven prospective companies

It’s not therapy, but it can be very therapeutic. As well as a way for conflict resolution.” — Matt Pool, who formed Sharing Spaces Pool said. “As well as a way for conflict resolution.” For his first production, Pool is tackling a subject that delves into high school relationships, sexuality and the power of the rumor mill. Members of KU’s Multicultural Theatre Initiative will perform “The Wrestling Season,” a play by Laurie Brooks. The play, which is set around a wrestling mat, has eight students and a wrestling referee. The show ends unresolved, and what happens next is left open to interpretation. After an hour of traditional theater, the audi-

have expressed interest in more than 10,000 square feet of office and lab space. The second phase of the project is expected to cost about $10 million and would increase the existing 20,000-square-foot building by 30,000 square feet, enough to accommodate 10 to 25 new companies. The hope is to break ground by this fall, McClorey said. The agency plans to make similar funding requests to the city of Lawrence, KU, Kansas University Endowment Association and Kansas Bioscience Authority. Douglas County has agreed to make an annual

ence can participate by ranking what characters’ actions were the most acceptable, which ones the most objectionable and what advice they would give to the students. They also vote on major themes of the play. The unique format allows audiences “to see where they stand on an issue and where to go next,” Pool said. While all members of the community are welcome to see this new brand of theater, Pool said the material is geared toward high school students. Pool would give the play a PG-13 rating. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The performances will be in the Black Box Theater at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. The show is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. — Reporter Christine Metz can be reached at 832-6352.

contribution of $100,000 for the next 10 years to help fund the project. The money will come out of the county’s economic development fund, which is given $350,000 each year. On Wednesday, the commissioners approved the first $100,000 allotment. “This is the single most promising economic development program we have had in this community,” Commissioner Jim Flory said. “It’s not just good economics in the long term but an improvement on the quality of life in Douglas County.” — Reporter Christine Metz can be reached at 832-6352.



of an ongoing investigation. According to a Wichita police report, a woman on Feb. 29 made an allegation to police that her daughter was touched inappropriately beginning in January 2010 through Feb. 1 of this year in Sedgwick County. Weible said the girl was 15 when the alleged abuse began. The Eudora school board hired the teacher in June and followed standard hiring procedures in the process, district spokeswoman Kristin Magette said. “We have been assured by law enforcement and attorneys that the process we use is the standard for what districts all across the state use and that we do due diligence,” Magette said. She noted that the district will likely review the process but has no immediate plans to do so. The man was an English

teacher at Wichita East High School from 2006 to the end of last school year, said Susan Arensman, a Wichita public schools spokeswoman. The man also served as an assistant cross country coach at East in 2004 and 2005. “We were notified by the Wichita Police Department of his arrest over the weekend. We were also informed that nothing occurred on district property,” she said. The teacher’s resignation from Wichita East High School came after the Eudora school board approved his appointment. Eudora’s hiring procedures include a full check of references and a verification of the applicant’s state teaching license, which requires a criminal background check. In the case of the teacher in question, Magette said the process didn’t raise any red flags. “I can’t imagine we would have made a hire if there were any concerns. Because we had so many

qualified applicants, if we were in a position where there was a concern of that nature, it would not have forced our hand,” Magette said. The district has placed the man on administrative leave with pay, and a substitute teacher began handling his classes Monday. The high school notified parents of the teacher’s arrest through an automated message and also has asked parents and students to report any concerns about possible inappropriate relationships to school officials or law enforcement. The man has not yet been formally charged after posting $100,000 bond on Saturday. A court appearance is scheduled for March 26. Weible said police were expected to present information about their ongoing investigation to Sedgwick County prosecutors on Wednesday. — Reporter Christine Metz can be reached at 832-6352. Reporter George Diepenbrock can be reached at 832-7144.

St. Pat’s event to aid Boys and Girls Club The Granada Theater, 1020 Mass., will have a patio event Saturday for St. Patrick’s Day, and some of the proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence. Erika Zimmerman, director of development for the club, said that the patio will be set up in the parking lot south of the Granada, and events, including live music from local acts, a beer garden, games and space to watch the downtown parade, will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The patio events are free, but a portion of the proceeds from drinks and games will go to the club.

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Has there been any change in the status in the missing person investigation in Leavenworth County into the 1988 disappearance of Randy Wayne Leach?


Leavenworth County Undersheriff Ron Cranon said Monday the case is still open and under investigation. Leach, 17, who lived with his parents in Linwood, was last seen April 15, 1988, at a party five miles from his home.

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Brianne Truitt, student, Lawrence “Yes. I take Claritin when I get a sinus headache. It helps.”

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By George Diepenbrock

A judge has sentenced a 40-year-old Ottawa woman to serve one year in jail after her 4-year-old son was struck by a vehicle last March and later died. Tammy Lynn Payne had pleaded no contest in December to two counts of child endangerment and one count of DUI with a prior conviction. All three charges are misdemeanors. Franklin County Attorney Heather Jones said Magistrate Judge Kevin Kimball ordered Payne to serve one year in jail on each count, but she would be released after 12 months to serve the remaining two years on probation. Prosecutors last year charged Payne after Ottawa police said her son Alex Bowles-Gregg died from his injuries March 12, 2011, after he was struck by the family’s vehicle outside their home in the 1000 block of South Cottonwood Street in Ottawa. Jones said that day

Payne was drunk and driving around with her two toddlers in the vehicle. When she came home, Payne got out of the vehicle to assist her significant other with a medical problem. Her son Alex had also gotten out of the car, and the vehicle rolled backward and ran over him. Prosecutors said Payne’s blood-alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit to drive hours after the incident took place. “This was not an accident, as accidents cannot be avoided,” Jones said. “This, rather, was a tragedy that the state felt could have been avoided had the defendant been sober at the time.” The judge also ordered Payne to follow recommendations of her drug and alcohol evaluation, obtain a mental health evaluation and follow those recommendations, and pay court costs plus a $1,000 fine for the DUI conviction. — Reporter George Diepenbrock can be reached at 832-7144.

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said. “You are more aware of what your home needs than a stranger.” Clinton State Park will be A Missouri man, Jerry participating in a statewide A. Sawyer, entered a plea State Park Open House on in connection with a 2010 March 31. Douglas County case in On that day, vehicles will which prosecutors initially be able to enter the park, accused him of scamming 798 North 1415 Road, for $8,000 out of a Douglas free. The park will be open County couple for work on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. a driveway that was not Annual vehicle permits, worth that much. According 14-night camping punch to court records, Sawyer cards and annual camping pleaded guilty in 2011 to permits will be available for misdemeanor theft and a discounted rate. Live ani- agreed to pay costs and an mal displays are scheduled, $800 fine in the case. featuring snakes, turtles, Thompson on Friday enfrogs, lizards and fish. courage residents to check A new computer resera company’s Better Busivation system will also be ness Bureau ranking before highlighted. they pay for work; in the A cabin open house is 2010 Douglas County case, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 Sawyer’s Buckner, Mo., p.m. on the site. During that company, Alan’s Asphalt, time, people can receive in- received an F. formation about the cabins Douglas County District and get a look inside the Attorney Charles Branson cabins on the site. said there was another report in November of suspects in a 2000 or newer, Officials warn of white General Motors oneton extended cab pickup asphalt scam truck with Illinois plates Leavenworth County scamming residents out of Attorney Todd Thompson $1,500 worth of work. on Tuesday began warning Thompson said anyone northeast Kansas residents who suspects he or she has to be aware of possible been scammed can contact scams on asphalt projects local authorities or the involving companies going Kansas Attorney General door-to-door in the county. Office’s consumer protec“When these companies tion division at 1-800-432appear on your doorstep, 2310 or 785-296-3751. you do not have to do busiMore information is also ness with them,” Thompson available at



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• A Douglas County judge Wednesday allowed a 36-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man to represent himself in an aggravated assault case in Lawrence in which he’s accused of threatening a woman with a tree branch on Feb. 21. According to Lawrence police, Corey M. Martin was arrested after he was accused of speaking aggressively to a woman about 5:20 a.m. that day in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street while holding a large tree branch in a threatening manner. Martin refuted the charges in court Wednesday, saying he had picked up the branch for protection because he had been the victim of an assault earlier. He said he believed he should face only misdemeanor trespassing charges instead of the felony aggravated assault charge. “I’d rather stand up for myself and tell what’s true,” said Martin, who had been represented by an appointed attorney. District Judge Paula Martin said Corey Martin had the right to defend himself in court without an attorney, although she said she didn’t believe it was in his best interest because he was not familiar with court rules of evidence and procedure. The judge scheduled a preliminary hearing for

March 22. • Lawrence police arrested a 23-year-old Lawrence man after he fled police following a suspected domestic disturbance. Sgt. Randy Roberts said the initial call was to the 800 block of Alma Drive, at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect fled on foot. After a brief chase, officers caught up with and arrested him on suspicion of domestic criminal damage, child endangerment and obstructing justice. He was booked into the Douglas County Jail Wednesday night. No bond was listed.

HOSPITAL Lawrence Memorial Hospital reported no births.

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Insurance commissioner touts benefits ——————

Praeger also voices concerns over state’s uncertainty on health reform By Karrey Britt

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger believes there are too many good things in the Affordable Care Act to be overturned by the court system or Congress after the presidential election. Praeger “I think it will be very hard to overturn the law,” she said. “When you really pin people down, there are lots of aspects of this law that people like.” Among them:

Elimination of annual and lifetime limits on insurance coverage. She said often those who need insurance coverage the most can’t get it, and that’s why so many Americans end up in bankruptcy. She said medical care is the No. 1 reason for U.S. bankruptcy.

Elimination of pre-existing medical conditions. People will no longer be denied insurance coverage because of illness or previous health conditions. “Today, you most likely wouldn’t get coverage if you’ve had cancer. You would be denied,” she said.

No co-pays or deductibles on preventive services, such as annual wellness exams. “Early detection of a disease or problem can be cost-effective, and the outcomes are often better. It’s a win-win,” she said.

Allowing children to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until age 26. She said about 2.5 million children are now insured nationally because of this provision, which already has been implemented. “The bottom line is we need to get to a point where everyone can get the health care they need,” Praeger said. Not only is it a moral thing, she said, but costs will continue to escalate for those who pay for insurance if something isn’t done. She said insurance companies estimate that 25 to 30 percent of the premiums they charge are to help cover uncompensated care. Praeger, a Lawrence resident, gave an hourlong presentation about federal health reform Wednesday during a monthly Lawrence Medical Managers meeting that was open to the public. About 50 people attended the program at Maceli’s in downtown Lawrence. Praeger said it’s im-

portant for Americans to know the facts during this presidential election year because health reform is a hot-button issue. She believes the Affordable Care Act is a work in progress but a good place to start in reforming the health care system. She said the Social Security system wasn’t popular when it was first introduced in 1935 but has been evolved over the years based on needs. She sees the same thing happening with the Affordable Care Act. “If not this, then what?” she asked. Kansas is among conservative states that are waiting to see if the Supreme Court overturns the law this summer or to see if the presidential election will make a difference. In the meantime, she said Kansas is falling behind and may lose decision-making control to the federal government. For example, she said her department is currently researching what essential health benefits should be covered under insurance plans. The state needs to make a recommendation to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by the third quarter of this year, the deadline

for HHS to certify them. Praeger said she will make a recommendation to Gov. Brownback and if he doesn’t move forward, then HHS will determine those essential health benefits. The Affordable Care Act requires each state to establish by 2014 a health insurance exchange where individuals and businesses can purchase affordable health plans. She said the state likely will miss a January 2013 deadline for proving it has a plan in place for this, and therefore, HHS may end up facilitating the state’s exchange. She said the bestcase scenario would be for the state and HHS to enter into a partnership. Last year, she said, Kansas was chosen to be an early innovator for a state exchange and received $31.5 million in federal money, but Brownback sent it back. “I just don’t see our Legislature giving us the authority to move forward, and we need that. We have to have a governance structure in place by January,” she said. “If we don’t, then HHS will take over. If we want to stay in control, we need to take action.” — Health reporter Karrey Britt can be reached at 832-7190. Read her health blog at, and follow her at

Expert raises questions on Medicaid plan TOPEKA (AP) — A man who once worked for two major health insurance companies is cautioning Kansas lawmakers and residents to question Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to move the state’s Medicaid program to a managed-care system. Wendell Potter, a former public relations spokesman for Cigna Corp. and Humana Inc., spoke Tuesday to advocates for the developmentally disabled and testified before a Kansas Senate committee about his concerns with Brownback’s plan, called KanCare. Potter told the advocates that he doesn’t question Brownback’s or Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer’s motives. But, he added, “I will say that I’m certain there are ways to improve care and services and save money other than just handing you all over to for-profit insurance companies.” Five companies are bidding for three state Medic-

Registration open for hunting course Registration is open for the spring two-day hunter education course in Douglas County. In Kansas, anyone born after July 1, 1957, and older than 11 must pass a course to be eligible to hunt in Kansas. The sessions will be 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 30 at Building 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St., and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 2 near Lone Star Lake. Attendance is required at both classes to pass the course. Registration is required because space is limited. To register, call Lawrence police Sgt. Max Miller at 785832-3288. Leave a voice mail message with your registration information to enroll. The course fee is free, but lunch will be offered for $2 at the April 7 session. Directions to the FOP lodge will be given to participants on March 30. The course is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police Lawrence Lodge No. 2, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and the Kaw Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. More information about hunter education is also available at

I think what you’re seeing is a reflection that the concerns of thousands of people still mean something. Both to the administration and the Legislature.” — Tom Laing, executive director of Interhab in Topeka aid contracts for KanCare, which is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. Those companies are Coventry, WellCare, United Health Care, Amerigroup and Sunflower State Health Plan, which is a subsidiary of Centene. Potter said he decided to get out of the health care industry after such experiences as visiting a clinic in Tennessee where thousands of uninsured people waited for hours in the rain to receive care. The final straw was when a California girl, 17-yearold Nataline Sarkisyan, died after Cigna declined to pay for a liver transplant, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. “When Nataline died,

so did any desire I had to continue to work for an industry that I came to realize was getting between people and their doctors to that extent,” Potter said. Potter has testified before Congress about his concerns with a health insurance industry that makes increasing shareholder profits its top priority. Critics contend that the KanCare process is moving too fast and say including long-term care of developmentally disabled people in managed care contracts has not been successful elsewhere. The House and Senate are considering resolutions asking that the contracts be delayed six months.

A House committee also is hearing a bill by Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita, that would exclude long-term care of the developmentally disabled from the plan. And the governor’s office announced Monday that Brownback had written an amendment to increase his proposed budget by $1 million to educate patients and providers on the KanCare transition. “I think what you’re seeing is a reflection that the concerns of thousands of people still mean something,” said Tom Laing, executive director of Interhab in Topeka, which hosted Potter’s address. “Both to the administration and the Legislature.” Before Potter spoke Tuesday, Laing read a statement signed by Colyer and Department on Aging Secretary Shawn Sullivan that thanked the advocates for their work and the “meaningful dialogue” with the administration.

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LAWRENCE POLICE OFFICER DUSTIN CHASE hands Kansas University freshman Anne Dunshee, 19, a pink pen and safety material Tuesday on Wescoe Beach. Members of the Jayhawk Buddy System and KU and Lawrence police officers gave students safety tips and precautions ahead of spring break next week.

Officials offer safety tips for spring break By George Diepenbrock

As Kansas University students this week walked to classes on Jayhawk Boulevard, they likely encountered messages about being safe during spring break next week. Members of the Jayhawk Buddy System and KU and Lawrence police officers spent time Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on Wescoe Beach giving students tips on what precautions to take, whether they head to a Florida beach or stay in Lawrence. “We’re trying to raise awareness here,” said Frank DeSalvo, associate vice provost for student affairs. “It doesn’t really matter whether they’re staying in Lawrence or going back to their hometown or going to some destination. What we want to be more specific about staying safe is to employ protective behavior.” DeSalvo said KU officials were stressing practices such as urging students to go out in groups, check in with each other through the evening and make sure everyone returns safely. Police officers were urging female students to be vigilant in protecting themselves against sexual assault. Authorities in northeast Kansas for several years around school breaks have spread a message about sexual assault safety awareness because of an ongoing investigation of 14 serial rapes in Lawrence and Manhattan that have occurred since 2000. The last sexual assault connected to the investigation occurred during a Thanksgiving break in November 2008 in Lawrence. Rob Neff, a Lawrence police neighborhood resource officer, said police urged students to secure their homes, be aware of their surroundings, stay

together with friends and call 911 in an emergency. Neff and DeSalvo offered these tips for students and families during spring break: Before you leave:

Make sure all windows and doors are securely locked, including sliding doors.

Have someone, preferably close neighbors, watch your home, including collecting mail and newspapers daily.

Install a security system or other safety features like timers for lights. While you’re gone:

Travel with friends in a group. Don’t go anywhere alone with someone you do not know well. Check the U.S. State Department’s website, travel., for tips on international travel and warnings.

At a hotel, try not to stay in a room on the ground floor, and always makes sure all doors and windows are locked whether you are in or out of the room. “Everyone should have a key card. Don’t leave it unlocked,” Neff said.

If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation. Drink as much water as possible.

Do not leave your drink unattended or accept a drink from someone you don’t know unless you see it poured by a bartender. Staying home:

Lock your doors and windows.

Keep vehicles locked and do not keep valuable items in them. “A lot of crimes are crimes of opportunity. They’ll just walk along and try to find an opening,” Neff said.

Call police if you notice anything or anyone strange in your neighborhood. — Reporter George Diepenbrock can be reached at 832-7144. Follow him at

Bill would end state funding of remedial courses at public colleges ———

Panel sends measure proposed by O’Neal to full House By Scott Rothschild

TOPEKA — A House committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would prohibit state funds from being used for remedial courses at Kansas University and other public colleges. The measure, House Bill 2745, which was proposed by House Speaker Mike O’Neal, RHutchinson, would O’Neal also cut from 10 percent to 5 percent the number of freshman class or transfer admissions allowed under the “exception window,” meaning they don’t meet minimum admissions standards. The measure was recommended for approval by the Appropriations

Committee and will next go to the full House. State Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, opposed it, saying that remedial courses are often needed to help college students who may be returning to school after years of not attending school, or are the first members of their family to attend school, or simply need help with a specific subject, such as math. But state Rep. Anthony Brown, R-Eudora, said the bill will put the responsibility on parents to make sure their children take collegebound courses in high school. KU officials say they offer one remedial course in math. In all six regents schools, approximately 14.5 percent of the entering freshman class take a remedial course, according to state figures. Under the bill, the

schools could still offer remedial courses but could not receive state funding for them. Reducing the exception window would probably affect only a few schools. In the 2010-11 academic year, 15,810 Kansas residents were admitted as freshmen in regents universities, and 711, or 4.5 percent, of those were admitted through the exception window, according to the state. Of the six regents schools, three exceeded 5 percent in the number of freshman students admitted as exceptions: Emporia State, 8.1 percent; Pittsburg State, 7.1 percent; and Fort Hays State, 6.8 percent. Kansas State was a 3.7 percent; Wichita State at 1.6 percent; and KU had the lowest rate of admitting students under the exception at 0.4 percent. — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-423-0668.

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Obama, Cameron announce shift in war role Schools getting By Ben Feller Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Determined to show momentum in a war marred by setbacks, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minster David Cameron said for the first time Wednesday that NATO forces would hand over the lead combat role to Afghanistan forces next year as the U.S. and its allies aim to get out by the end of 2014. The announcement added both clarity and urgency to the path of a war that has fallen into a demoralizing period, rocked by the burnings of Qurans at a U.S. base, deadly protests against Americans and a shooting rampage, alleged against a U.S. soldier, that left 16 Afghan civilians dead. Yet Obama made clear those incidents, and intensifying political pressure surrounding them, will not lead him to bring American troops home sooner. He said he still plans to gradually withdraw forces through 2014 as Af-

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA LISTENS as British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks Wednesday during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. ghan forces take on more responsibility, cautioning no one should expect “any sudden, additional changes” in the pace of withdrawal. The trials of war, bloodshed in Syria and a nuclear standoff in Iran dominated questioning at a joint appearance by Obama and Cameron at the White House. By contrast, the personal tone of their visit has been all ease as Obama has lavished at-

tention on his younger ally, from a college basketball tournament game on Tuesday night to the magnolia blossoms of the Rose Garden where their news conference was held. It was all to be capped by a glitzy state dinner on the South Lawn. The news that NATO forces would shift to a support role next year was a natural fit into the allies’ timeline for ending the war by the end of 2014.

In fact, it was Obama’s defense secretary, Leon Panetta, who caused a stir more than two months ago by suggesting that NATO allies might shift from a combat role to an advisory role by mid-tolate 2013. The White House announcement seals that tack more firmly, given the context of recent events and the political weight of coming straight from Obama and Cameron. The two men lead the nations that have sent the most forces into the fight — and whose electorates have long grown sick of the war. “We’ve been there for 10 years, and people get weary,” conceded Obama, who could pay a political price as the woes of war creep back into the election-year mindset. Obama and Cameron offered up what amounts to a plan for the beginning of the end of the war in 2013. The NATO shift to a support role means fewer of its forces would be the ones at the front lines of combat.

GOP campaign fight stretches to Puerto Rico By David Espo Associated Press

WASHINGTON — An upbeat Rick Santorum barreled into Puerto Rico on Wednesday in pursuit of another campaign-bending victory in a Republican presidential race where suddenly no primary is too minor and no delegate is conceded. Mitt Romney put nearly $1 million into television advertising in Illinois, the next big-state showdown. “If we keep winning races, eventually people are going to figure out that Gov. Romney is not going to be the nominee,” said



Santorum, eager to build on Tuesday’s unexpected victories in Alabama and Mississippi. Romney in turn dismissed Santorum as a “lightweight” as far as the economy is concerned. He also rebutted suggestions that he can’t appeal to core conservatives. “You don’t win a

million more votes than anyone else in this race by just appealing to highincome Americans,” he said on Fox News. “Some who are very conservative may not be in my camp, but they will be when I become the nominee, when I face Barack Obama.” Romney travels to Puerto Rico on Friday, after two days in New York fundraising. But in a reflection of the importance of next week’s Illinois primary, aides announced he would make a previously unscheduled campaign stop in the Chicago area en route to San Juan. Newt Gingrich, despite



A group of Berkshire Hathaway investors from the AFL-CIO wants to require the company to reveal Warren Buffett’s successor. The labor union’s AFL-CIO Reserve Fund submitted a proposal that Berkshire shareholders will vote on at the annual meeting this May. The union wants to require the Omaha-based company to disclose a written succession plan that includes the criteria for the next chief executive and the identities of promising internal candidates.

Wednesday’s markets Dow Industrials

+16.42, 13,194.10 Nasdaq

+0.85, 3,040.73 S&P 500

—1.67 1,394.28

30-Year Treasury

+0.16, 3.41%

Corn (Chicago)

—3.25 cents, $6.59

Soybeans (Chicago)

+1.5 cents, $13.50

Wheat (Kansas City)

—6.50 cents, $6.78 Oil (New York)

—$1.28, $105.43 Gold

—$51.30, $1,642.90 Silver

—$1.40, $32.18 Platinum

—$26.50, $1,675.30 DILBERT

Muppet manifesto: Blistering exit for Goldman Sachs exec By Christina Rexrode Associated Press

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs, arguably the most storied investment bank on Wall Street, has been compared to a moneysucking vampire squid and called the evil empire of finance. On Wednesday, it got a black eye from one of its own. Greg Smith, an executive director at the bank, resigned with a blistering public essay that accused the bank of losing its “moral fiber,” putting profits ahead of customers’ interests and dismissing customers as “muppets.” “It makes me ill how callously people talk about ripping their clients off,” he wrote. The decay of Goldman’s proud culture of teamwork, integrity and humility, he wrote, threatened the survival of an investment house that weathered two world wars and the Great Depression. The stinging essay, “Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs,” appeared on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times on Wednesday morning. It was the talk of Wall Street immediately and circulated online all day.

CNBC ran clips of the ornery balcony critics from “The Muppet Show.” Other websites quickly posted spoofs, including “Why I am Leaving the Empire,” by “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader. Smith became a trending topic on Twitter. The Times said the essay had received 3 million page views online by 4 p.m. The second-mostviewed story had 500,000, and that was a business section story about the essay. Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein and President Gary Cohn told the bank’s employees in an open letter that Smith’s claims did not reflect the culture of the bank. They cited glowing internal reviews of the service Goldman provides to clients. “It is unfortunate that all of you who worked so hard through a difficult environment over the last few years now have to respond to this,” they wrote. Smith worked for Goldman in London when he resigned, but the bank did not provide further details or say how much money Smith made. He previously worked in the New York office.

by Scott Adams

losing twice in the South, a region he hoped to own in the race, showed no sign of abandoning his fading campaign. That presumably suited Romney fine. But not so much Santorum, eager for a race in which he is the sole challenger on the right for Romney, the former Massachusetts governor. Despite his twin defeats in the South, Romney remains the faraway leader in the delegate chase. Incomplete returns showed him actually adding one or two to his advantage because of overnight caucus victories in Hawaii and American Samoa.

choice on beef: Pink slime or no?

By Michael Hill Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. — “Pink slime” just went from a simmer to a boil. In less than a week this month, the stomach-turning epithet for ammoniatreated ground beef filler suddenly became a potent rallying cry by activists fighting to ban the product from supermarket shelves and school lunch trays. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to announce today it will offer schools choice in ground beef purchases in response to requests from districts. Though the term has been used pejoratively for at least several years, it wasn’t until last week that social media suddenly exploded with worry and an online petition seeking its ouster from schools lit up, quickly garnering hundreds of thousands of supporters. “It sounds disgusting,” said food policy expert Marion Nestle, who notes that the unappetizing nickname made it easier for the food movement to flex its muscles over this cause. “A lot of people have been writing about it. Therefore, more people know about it, therefore more people are queasy about it, particularly when you start thinking about how this stuff turns up in school lunches,” said Nestle, a professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health. The controversy centers on “lean finely textured beef,” a low-cost ingredient in ground beef made from fatty bits of meat left over from other cuts. The bits are heated to about 100 F and spun to remove most

AP Photo/Beef Products Inc.

IN THIS UNDATED IMAGE released by Beef Products Inc., boneless lean beef trimmings are shown before packaging. The debate over “pink slime” in chopped beef is hitting critical mass. of the fat. The lean mix then is compressed into blocks for use in ground meat. The product, made by South Dakota-based Beef Products Inc., also is exposed to “a puff of ammonium hydroxide gas” to kill bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella. There are no precise numbers on how prevalent the product is, and it does not have to be labeled as an ingredient. Past estimates have ranged as high as 70 percent; one industry officials estimates it is in at least half of the ground meat and burgers in the United States. It has been on the market for years, and federal regulators say it meets standards for food safety. But advocates for wholesome food have denounced the process as a potentially unsafe and unappetizing example of industrialized food production. The phrase “pink slime,” coined by a federal microbiologist, has appeared in the media at least since a critical 2009 New York Times report. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has railed against it, and it made headlines after McDonald’s and other major chains last year discontinued their use of ammonia-treated beef.


LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD OThursday, March 15, 2012



Academic champs For the third year in a row the KU basketball team is showcasing an admirable academic record.


here obviously is more than one way to measure the academic excellence of a university basketball team, but it was nice to see Kansas University claim the national championship in one such calculation. After the NCAA Tournament bracket was announced Sunday, the Inside Higher Ed website applied academic progress rates to each pairing to pick a winner to advance to the next round. The teams’ graduation rates were used to break any ties. KU, Texas, Lehigh and Davidson advanced to the academic Final Four. With a perfect academic progress score of 1,000 and a graduation score of 91 out of a possible 100, KU beat out all opponents to claim the national championship. It also won the contest in 2010 and was in the bracket’s Final Four last year. The annual bracket may not be a perfect measure of academic success, but it is a welcome endorsement of the efforts of team members, their teachers and their academic counselors and tutors. As Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little noted on Tuesday, it’s just too bad not every KU student can have such a dedicated team to help them be academically successful. Nonetheless, the KU team’s academic victory is notable. As they head into NCAA Tournament play, it’s nice to know the players are winners both on the court and in the classroom.

States seek to rein in union costs Phoenix — Sal DiCiccio says he’s sorry. It is, he says, no excuse that the complex labor contracts that he, as a member of the city council, voted to ratify for city employees were presented to the council less than a week before the vote. He says he should have seen that the contracts contain some indefensible, not to mention unconstitutional, provisions, such as those pertaining to “release time.” Read on, and then find out if similar things are occurring in your community. They probably are. The “gift clause” in Arizona’s Constitution and similar provisions in some other states’ constitutions are supposed to prevent the state government or municipal governments from conferring special benefits on “any individual, association, or corporation.” The proscribed benefits include gifts, loans of state credit, donations, grants or subsidies. This clause has been largely vitiated by Arizona courts’ decisions allowing entanglements of government and private interests that supposedly serve a “public purpose” or provide a “public benefit.” These are loopholes large enough to drive a truck through — a truck carrying $900,000. That is the estimated value of the release time taxpayers are funding just for the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA), the po-

George Will

Collusion between the employer and the employees’ union is inherent in public-sector unionization…” lice union. The $900,000 pays union officials to work exclusively performing undefined union business, including lobbying, on the city’s time and the taxpayers’ dime. Mark Flatten of the Goldwater Institute, a conservative think tank, says all six of the top PLEA officers derive full pay and benefits from the city, although each is assigned full time to the union — and each is also entitled to 160 hours of annual extra-pay overtime. Officials of the six other public employees unions also have full-time city jobs. All told, the annual bill for 73,000 hours of release time is $3.7 million. In 2007, Phoenix voters endorsed a sales tax increase to pay for more police and firefighters. DiCiccio, who is working for better contracts, knows that few voters knew

about the existence, let alone the costs, of release time. Other states and local governments have release time provisions in contracts with public employees, as do some federal contracts. The unions, and their partners and enablers in government, insist that release time activities improve government employees’ morale and efficiency and they receive the release time benefit in lieu of higher wages and benefits. But how could that be demonstrated? If release time really involves no increase in aggregate compensation to union members, why do unions favor this roundabout route to compensation? One reason, perhaps, is to punish police officers who do not join the union: They see some of their potential wages go instead to union officials. Also, if union activities were paid for by union dues rather than tax dollars, there would be less dues money available for campaign contributions. This is a crucial difference between release time provisions negotiated by private companies: In the private sector, unions are not effectively on both sides of the negotiation table. Collusion between the employer and the employees’ union is inherent in public-sector unionization, particularly because public-sector employers and employees have congruent interests in increasing

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It’s fun to see how excited Wichita State fans are about the Shockers’ trip to the NCAA Tournament. hen was the last time Kansas University basketball fans got this excited about their team getting into the NCAA Tournament? Even before the pairings were announced Sunday, the Wichita State University Alumni Association had almost filled a 152-seat chartered flight to the Shockers’ first-round game, which will be played at 6:15 tonight in Portland, Ore. Telephones reportedly were ringing off the hook at the alumni association Monday with calls from people looking for tickets and travel assistance. Like KU, WSU’s allotment of tickets for the game already was gone. Unlike KU, WSU fans still had an opportunity to buy tickets from other sources; KU’s Friday night game in Omaha had been sold out for two weeks. The WSU alumni association was planning events in Portland and sending “spirit boxes” filled with Shocker pompons and necklaces to watch parties across the country. The KU Alumni Association, of course, has sports watch sites across the country throughout the year, and planning events in connection with the NCAA basketball tournament is fairly routine. KU fans are spoiled; we pretty much assume the Jayhawks will make an NCAA appearance every year. Maybe that’s why it’s fun to see how excited WSU fans are getting about their fifthseeded Shockers, making just their ninth tournament appearance and their first since 2006. We hope WSU, as well as KU and K-State, all have great runs in the tournament. Speaking from experience, KU fans have one piece of advice for WSU: Don’t take that 12-seeded Virginia Commonwealth team for granted!

government budgets. Release time provisions have existed for 40 years. What is new is a willingness to call attention to them and contest them, a willingness born of the pressure the recession has put on municipal budgets. Until now, Wisconsin has been ground zero in the spreading desire to reconsider the costly prerogatives of public-sector unions. In January, however, a series of bills were introduced in the Arizona Legislature to end release time and even end collective bargaining. Another measure would end the practice of the state and local governments collecting dues for the unions by deducting them from employees’ paychecks. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels did this by executive order on his first day in office seven years ago. Union dues collections then declined 90 percent. And last month Indiana became the first Midwestern industrial state to become a right-to-work state. As a percentage of the workforce, private-sector unionization peaked in 1954. Now, thanks to events here and in Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, Indiana and elsewhere, and thanks to local officials like DiCiccio, public-sector unionization, which began in the 1950s, may have passed its apogee.

Where is nation’s outrage? “Nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” — from the 14th Amendment Spin it any way you want. Justify it, rationalize it, chalk it up to the exigencies of war. And at the end, the fact remains: A United States citizen is dead, and the United States government killed him. Without trial. Without due process. Without hesitation. And many of those who loudly deplored George W. Bush for smaller excesses seem content to allow Barack Obama this larger one. No, I do not mourn the death of Anwar al-Awlaki. If anyone ever deserved to have a missile from a predator drone land in his lap, it was this New Mexico-born Muslim cleric, killed last September in Yemen, his ancestral homeland. American counterterrorism experts say he planned the failed 2009 bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner. Additionally, he is said to have inspired the Ford Hood massacre of 2009 and the botched Times Square bombing of 2010. The world is a better place without this guy in it. Still, the means of his dispatch from this world ought to give us pause. Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder gave a speech in which he attempted to justify what the administration did. His reasoning was not compelling. In Holder’s formulation, the U.S. government has the right to kill citizens if said citizens present an imminent threat of violent attack and if capturing them alive is not a feasible option. It can do this, said Holder, speaking

Leonard Pitts Jr.

What a flimsy rationale upon which to balance a decision as monumental and portentous as the killing of a citizen.”

at Northwestern University’s school of law, without judicial oversight. “Some have argued that the president is required to get permission from a federal court before taking action against a United States citizen who is a senior operational leader of al Qaida or associated forces,’’ he said. “This is simply not accurate. ‘Due process’ and ‘judicial process’ are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security. The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process.’’ What a flimsy rationale upon which to balance a decision as monumental and portentous as the killing of a citizen. Even granting that the demands of armed conflict sometimes make such things necessary, it is inconceivable that the White House would claim the right to kill without at least presenting its evidence before a federal judge in a secret hearing. To eschew even that safeguard — there is precedent, in urgent cases, for a ruling to be handed down in

hours or even minutes — is to set Obama up as potential judge, jury and executioner of every accused terrorist. So where is the outrage? Had Bush claimed the right to kill American citizens without judicial oversight, the resulting cries of protest would have been audible on the moon. Indeed, one of the protesters would likely have been Obama himself; he came into office on a promise to rein in the excesses of the Bush years, most infamously, the torture of so-called enemy combatants. Now, Team Obama seeks to justify an excess Team Bush never did. Bush often said his job was to keep the American people safe. Not to diminish or demean that necessary goal, but it is worth noting that his oath of office actually says nothing of the kind. Rather, it requires him to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” It is difficult to see where torture — much less, unilateral killing — is consonant with that promise. And the people who decried Bush’s excesses should also decry Obama’s. Instead, he enjoys a measure of leeway and trust that Bush, whose overreach was much more habitual, never did. That forbearance is misplaced. The leaders change, but the country is the country is the country — and the principle at stake here is bigger than any one person’s term in office. So no, Barack Obama does not deserve the leeway and trust our lack of outrage accords him. No president does. — Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. He chats with readers from noon to 1 p.m. CDT each Wednesday on

To the editor: I am writing to state my opposition to the proposed reduction of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) being considered by the Kansas Legislature. In doing so I am concurring with the statement passed unanimously by the Presbytery of Northern Kansas of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) representing 67 churches in 33 counties stretching from Colorado border to Missouri. First Presbyterian and West Side Presbyterian Churches of Lawrence are members of this presbytery and are partners with Ecumenical Campus Ministries at KU of which I am associated. The EITC is one of the most successful resources in lifting working families out of poverty and allowing them to provide added income for their families. The EITC is a refundable income tax and has made it possible for low-income families to maintain financial stability. The proposed legislation would reduce EITC and not be refundable. This proposal lowers taxes for higher income families and increases taxes for families making $25,000 or less annual income. To prevent this from occurring is in keeping with the Christian and Jewish faith traditions to “loosen the bounds of injustice; to love our neighbor; and to ensure that the benefits of economic activity flow equitably to all people, not to a privileged few.” (Presbytery of Northern Kansas Statement on EITC) Thad Holcombe ECM Campus Minister, Lawrence

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Partly sunny, a t-storm; warm

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Very windy; t-storms possible

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High 80° Low 57° POP: 55%

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McCook 78/40

Kearney 78/46

Oberlin 78/44

Clarinda 82/58

Lincoln 80/49

Grand Island 82/48

Beatrice 80/53

Concordia 82/53

Centerville 75/58

St. Joseph 82/57 Chillicothe 76/59

Sabetha 80/56

Kansas City Marshall Manhattan 79/60 76/60 Goodland Salina 82/52 Oakley Kansas City Topeka 77/38 80/51 78/44 80/56 Lawrence 80/60 Sedalia 82/58 Emporia Great Bend 79/60 82/56 80/49 Nevada Dodge City Chanute 77/60 82/46 Hutchinson 80/60 Garden City 80/52 80/41 Springfield Wichita Pratt Liberal Coffeyville Joplin 76/59 82/55 82/52 80/43 78/63 77/59 Hays Russell 80/46 82/50

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.


Through 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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Today Fri. Today Fri. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Independence 78 61 t 81 59 t Atchison 80 59 t 79 59 t Fort Riley 82 54 pc 81 58 t Belton 81 60 t 78 56 t Olathe 81 59 t 78 56 t Burlington 80 59 t 82 58 t Osage Beach 74 59 t 82 59 t Coffeyville 77 59 t 81 58 t 80 58 t 82 57 t Concordia 82 53 s 80 58 pc Osage City 81 59 t 80 57 t Dodge City 82 46 s 84 49 pc Ottawa Wichita 82 55 t 81 58 t Holton 80 58 t 80 58 t Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.


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Billings 72/48 Minneapolis 68/49

San Francisco 62/52

Denver 73/39

Kansas City 80/60

Chicago 77/51


Washington 82/60

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INTERNATIONAL CITIES Cities Acapulco Amsterdam Athens Baghdad Bangkok Beijing Berlin Brussels Buenos Aires Cairo Calgary Dublin Geneva Hong Kong Jerusalem Kabul London Madrid Mexico City Montreal Moscow New Delhi Oslo Paris Rio de Janeiro Rome Seoul Singapore Stockholm Sydney Tokyo Toronto Vancouver Vienna Warsaw Winnipeg

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Houston 82/65

Fronts Cold

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Atlanta 82/61

El Paso 78/51

Miami 81/69


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-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: Showers and thunderstorms will stretch from Texas to the Great Lakes today. A new storm with drenching lowland rain and heavy mountain snow will roll ashore from northern California to Washington state. Today Fri. Today Fri. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Memphis 82 65 t 81 62 t Albuquerque 69 46 s 74 43 s Miami 81 69 t 82 69 pc Anchorage 33 20 sf 33 17 c Milwaukee 58 48 t 62 54 pc Atlanta 82 61 t 80 59 t Minneapolis 68 49 s 75 57 s Austin 77 64 c 78 64 c Nashville 82 60 t 79 58 t Baltimore 80 50 pc 71 52 t New Orleans 82 63 pc 80 63 pc Birmingham 84 62 t 84 60 t 61 45 pc 55 48 sh Boise 59 42 c 52 37 sh New York 80 56 pc 78 58 s Boston 47 35 c 50 44 sh Omaha 82 62 pc 84 60 s Buffalo 68 53 t 67 51 pc Orlando 73 49 pc 65 52 sh Cheyenne 67 35 s 74 38 pc Philadelphia 82 54 pc 82 56 s Chicago 77 51 t 72 56 pc Phoenix Pittsburgh 76 57 t 70 54 t Cincinnati 78 59 t 74 58 t Cleveland 74 55 t 65 52 pc Portland, ME 44 33 pc 48 37 c Portland, OR 58 42 r 57 39 sh Dallas 78 63 c 77 62 t Reno 63 41 c 60 36 sh Denver 73 39 s 80 41 s 82 57 pc 81 58 t Des Moines 78 59 t 76 58 pc Richmond 63 51 c 61 43 r Detroit 73 56 t 70 53 pc Sacramento St. Louis 80 62 t 79 61 t El Paso 78 51 s 81 54 s Fairbanks 11 -12 pc 8 -15 pc Salt Lake City 67 45 pc 64 46 c San Diego 62 58 pc 64 58 c Honolulu 81 69 s 81 70 s Houston 82 65 pc 80 65 pc San Francisco 62 52 c 60 47 r Seattle 54 39 r 48 38 sh Indianapolis 78 60 t 74 60 t Spokane 48 35 r 48 32 sh Kansas City 80 60 t 80 59 t 81 51 s 81 52 s Las Vegas 76 54 pc 74 56 pc Tucson Tulsa 78 62 t 81 60 t Little Rock 80 60 t 80 58 t Wash., DC 82 60 pc 76 59 t Los Angeles 67 56 pc 67 55 c National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Laredo, TX 91° Low: Bellemont, AZ 11°

WEATHER HISTORY It was no “Midsummer Night’s Dream” on March 15, 1843, in North Carolina, where 15 inches of snow accumulated.



At what temperature are large snowflakes most likely to occur?

Near or just above the freezing mark.

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Red Dog’s Dog Days winter workout, 6 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse, enter through the south doors and meet on the southeast corner of the second floor. School’s Out, Theatre’s In: Flash Rally, for grades 6 and up, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. Intro to Microsoft Word, 10 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The Leavenworth Series: A Military History of the Cold War, 3 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. Theology on Tap, discussion of a selected religion topic, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Henry’s, 11 E. Eighth St. Sons of the Union Veterans, 6:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Junkyard Jazz Band, 7 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Team trivia, 9 p.m., Johnny’s West, 721 Wakarusa Drive.

New York 61/45

Detroit 73/56


FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS THE VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION’S Lawrence office recently celebrated 43 years of serving Douglas County and the surrounding area. Helping to blow out candles and cut the birthday cake is Pat Donahue, Board of Directors president. VNA, which provides home health care and support services, officially opened its doors Feb. 2, 1969, and in its first year, provided 180 visits to 25 patients. In 2011, it provided 37,507 visits to 975 patients. Lori McSorley of VNA submitted the photo.

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TODAY’S BEST BETS “Thinking Outside the Box” presentation by Imani Winds, 10 a.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. “Living Architecture: A Conversation with Alain de Botton,” 10-11:30 a.m., Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Panel discussion with National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman, 11:30 a.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss. Adzel master class open to public, clarinet duo of Imani Winds, 1 p.m., Murphy Hall Room 118, 1530 Naismith Drive. Galactic, Corey Glover, Corey Henry, Orgone, 7 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Mass. Community Dance and Picnic with choreographer Anne Bruce, 2 p.m., Lawrence Percolator, in the alley behind the Lawrence Arts Center. English Country Dance, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt. “The Wrestling Season,” 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. O.U.R.S. (Oldsters United for Responsible Service) dance, 6-9 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. Poker tournament, 7 p.m., Johnny’s Tavern, 410 N. Second St. Smackdown! trivia, 8 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. Acoustic Open Mic Night, free entry, signup at 9 p.m., The Casbah, 803 Mass.

volunteers. For more information, call 843-7359. Lonnie Ray’s open jam session, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St. Lawrence City Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Love and Money: Avoiding Financial Stress in Your Relationships, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Tuesday Concert presents Byron James, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Free swing dancing lessons and dance, 8-11 p.m., Kansas Room in the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Trivia Night at the Jayhawker, 8-10 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. Teller’s Family Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, 746 Mass. Tuesday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, 933 Iowa.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, noon, 536 Fireside Court, Suite B. Information meeting for prospective volunteers. For more information, call 843-7359. School’s Out, Theatre’s In: “Blather, Blarney BOE#BMEFSEBTIwøGPS grades 1-5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. Upcycled Crafts for grades K-5, 1:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Cheese Class, 2 p.m., Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway. Teen Craft-a-Palooza, School’s Out, The3:30 p.m., Lawrence Pubatre’s In: “Blather, Blarney lic Library, 707 Vt. BOE#BMEFSEBTIwøGPS Billy Spears and the grades 1-5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Beer Bellies, 6 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. N.H. Second St. Lecompton City Country Jam hosted Council meeting, 7 p.m., by Good Ole Boys, Lecompton City Hall, 327 6-8:30 p.m., Cutter’s Red Dog’s Dog Days, Elmore St. Smokehouse, 218 E. 20th 7:30 a.m., parking lot Baldwin City Council St., Eudora. behind Kizer-Cummings meeting, 7:30 p.m., City Douglas County ComJewelry, Ninth and VerHall, 803 S. Eighth St. mission meeting, 6:35 mont streets. Dollar Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Douglas County Lawrence St. Patrick’s p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Day Parade, 1 p.m., 933 Iowa. Poetry Social: “Heridowntown. tage,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Ragtime Piano RePublic Library, 707 Vt. hearsal / Jam Session, NAMI-Douglas County 2-4 p.m., Watkins Commeeting, 7 p.m., LawRed Dog’s Dog Days munity Museum of History, rence Public Library, 707 winter workout, 6 a.m., 1047 Mass. Vt. Allen Fieldhouse, enter Americana Music Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 through the south doors Academy Saturday Jam, p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 and meet on the southeast 3 p.m., Americana Music W. Sixth St. corner of the second floor. Academy, 1419 Mass. Free salsa lessons, School’s Out, TheSuper Smash Bros. 8:30-9:30 p.m., Taste atre’s In: “Blather, Blarney Brawl Tournament, 3 Lounge, 804 W. 24th St. BOE#BMEFSEBTIwøGPS p.m., Lawrence Public Pride Night, 9 p.m., grades 1-5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Library, 707 Vt. Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Theatre Lawrence, 1501 Outlaw Jake and the Iowa. N.H. Chain Gang, after the St. Dollar Bowling, 9:30 Intro to Excel, 2 p.m., Patrick’s Day Parade, 4 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, Lawrence Public Library, p.m., 913 N. Second St. 933 Iowa. 707 Vt. Video Jerry, 5 p.m., Super Smash Bros. Slow Ride Roadhouse, Brawl Secrets, 3:30 p.m., 1350 N. Third St. Lawrence Public Library, BRC Sounds St. 707 Vt. Patty’s Day Show, 7 p.m., Big Brothers Big SisIngredient, 947 Mass. ters of Douglas County, “The Wrestling SeaMore information on these list5:15 p.m., 536 Fireside son,” 7:30 p.m., Lawrence ings can be found at LJWorld. Court, Suite B. Information Arts Center, 940 N.H. com and meeting for prospective 940 Live: Hospital Ships with Heartscape Landbreak, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Community Contra Dance, 7:30 p.m., Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St. Jeff Furst Irish Music, 7 p.m., Cutter’s Smokehouse & Catering, 218 E. regular priced 20th, Eudora. sandals $49.95 & up

School’s Out, Theatre’s In: Flash Rally, for grades 6 and up, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. KU School of Music presents Imani Winds “Informance,” 9-10:30 a.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Ecumenical Lenten Taize Service, 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt. “The Wrestling Season,” 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Free Community Yoga Class, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Breathe Holistic Life Center, 1407 Mass. Hit or Miss, 8 p.m., Cutter’s Smokehouse & Catering, 218 E. 20th, Eudora.




Spring Break Savings




Cancer Support Benefit for Gary Saathoff, 1 p.m., Astro’s 601 Kasold Bob Berkebile, “Healthy Communities and the Dialogue That Builds Them,” 1-2 p.m., Lawrence Percolator, in the alley behind the Lawrence Arts Center. Community Shape Note Sing, 1:30-3:30, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2211 Inverness Drive.


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DA BULLS Victor Rudd Jr. and South Florida bulled past Cal, 65-54, in a first-round NCAA Tournament game. Page 3B


LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD OThursday, March 15, 2012


Withey could be key for KU OMAHA, NEB. — The road to the Final Four starts in the same building for Kansas as it did four years ago, when the Jayhawks won the NCAA Tournament for the third time in school history. A potential marquee matchup with North Carolina, just as four years ago, lurks in the distance, San Antonio in the national semifinals last time, St. Louis this time for the right to advance to New Orleans. But the similarities between this team and the school’s most recent national-championship squad are few. That team’s most valuable player? Compelling cases could be made for Brandon Rush, Mario Chalmers, Darrell Arthur and Sherron Collins. This year’s bunch? Only Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor are in the discussion. For KU to build as shocking a postseason as a regular season that ended with a 16-2 record and an eighth consecutive Big 12 title, a third player needs to force his way into the conversation. And it’s not as if 7-foot junior center Jeff Withey didn’t perform well enough to generate whispers to that effect in spurts. Twice during the regular season, Withey fell one blocked shot shy of a triple-double. After totaling 13 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocked shots in an 88-80 victory against Long Beach State on Dec. 6 at home, Withey said, “I didn’t realize I was that close until toward the end of the game. I guess I’ll just have to try for another one. I definitely wanted it, but it’s not something that’s always on my mind.” Coming that close was a big deal then. His next near miss came Feb. 13, when in the hostile territory of Bramlage Coliseum, the slender Withey bullied Kansas State with 18 points, 11 boards and nine blocked shots in a 59-53 victory. “I’m gonna get it,” Withey said, “sooner or later.” Just 10 weeks after the big deal of a near miss, it was no big deal. His confidence had soared. He played with the angry eyes of a wounded animal. Withey posted six double-doubles, including an 18-point, 20-rebound domination of Oklahoma State. He scored 25 points in the victory against Baylor in Waco. Kansas coach Bill Self likened Detroit Mercy’s athleticism to that of Baylor’s. For a 7-footer, Withey’s a terrific athlete. It’s a game that should suit his style, inflate his confidence to where it was between the two Missouri games in which he combined for two points. With Withey at his best, throwing down dunks, making short banks instead of missing them, tossing in hook shots with either hand, staying out of foul trouble so that he can patrol the paint and stir panic, the picture of Kansas doing something special comes into focus. Without that Withey on the court for a KU team short on quality reserves and outside shooters, it gets too blurry to see New Orleans.

Taylor-made 2008-09 Threes: 24-66 (.364) Team rank: 6th (pct.), 4th (makes)

2010-11 Threes: 19-50 (.380) Team rank: 3rd (pct.), 7th (makes)

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Tom Keegan

2009-10 Threes: 19-56 (.339) Team rank: 7th (pct.), 4th (makes)

2011-12 Threes: 57-131 (.435) Team rank: 1st (pct.), 1st (makes)

Senior worked hard for trey success By Matt Tait

OMAHA, NEB. — Set, square, rise, release, follow through. That, in a nutshell, is a list of the key components of the perfect jumpshot. Kansas University senior Tyshawn Taylor possesses a few of them, but rarely does a jumper from the right hand of the dynamic guard from Hoboken, N.J., deliver the kind of shot that KU fans grew to love from current and former sharp-shooters such as Tyrel Reed, Xavier Henry and Conner Teahan. Doesn’t matter. During KU’s 27-6 season, Taylor’s long-range shots have gone in more often than ever before.

And that’s saying something during his first three seasons for a four-year starter who has at KU combined. hoisted more than 300 three“I’m just getting more oppointers during portunities to I’m just getting his college calet it fly, man,” more opportunities reer. Taylor said. In helping to let it fly, man. And “And they’re lead Kansas going in for me. to its eighth they’re going in for That’s really it.” straight Big 12 me. That’s really it.” Throughout title and a No. the years, the 2 seed in this — Kansas senior guard athletic combo week’s NCAA Tyshawn Taylor guard has dediTournament, cated plenty Taylor shot .435 of time to his from behind jumper. Cathe three-point line, tops on pable of getting to the rim on the team among those with just about every possession, more than 20 attempts, and, Taylor said he realized imby far, the best of his career. proving his range would make His 57 makes also led the team him even more dangerous off and were just five fewer than the dribble. the number of threes he made “I think it’s just kind of one

of those slow processes,” said Taylor of the evolution of his outside shot. “I’ve been working on my shot for a long time, and it’s continually gotten better over the years. I never felt like I was a bad shooter. I felt like I was a shooter that maybe didn’t have too much confidence in his shot, but I’ve got the most confidence in the world right now, and if I feel like I’m open, I’m gonna shoot it.” Taylor’s consistency has provided a huge lift to a team that entered the season lacking depth and proven threepoint shooting. Senior Conner Teahan (47-for-132, .356) and junior Elijah Johnson (56-for174, .322) opened the season as Please see TAYLOR, page 3B

Omaha has familiar feel for Jayhawks By Gary Bedore

OMAHA, NEB. — Kansas University’s basketball team bus pulled in front of the downtown Embassy Suites hotel about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, the path to the entrance mighty familiar to ninth-year Jayhawk coach Bill Self. “This is the same hotel,” Self said of KU’s home base in March of 2008. That’s when the Jayhawks defeated Portland State and UNLV in first- and second-round NCAA Tournament games in this Nebraska city, starting a successful road to the Final Four and national championship. “How ’bout the weather? It’s unbelievable. I didn’t anticipate Omaha being 80 degrees when we roll in here or

close to it (upper 60s),” Self added. “The weather’s perfect ... love the arena (CenturyLink Center). People here roll out the red carpet. Omaha is a good host city. They’ve got a great downtown. I’m sure our fans will have plenty to do here.” Self said the Jayhawks — who will meet Detroit in an NCAA Midwest Regional opener at 8:57 p.m. Friday, with the winner advancing to Sunday’s game against Purdue or St. Mary’s — had a productive practice Wednesday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. “We’ve had a good week of practice — not perfect, but a good week,” Self said. “I think we got the guys’ attention in large part we didn’t play that well in Kansas City (in going 1-1 at Big 12 tournament). Everybody is excited

when the bracket comes out. Everybody’s batteries are recharged. Ours are recharged. We are looking forward to the opportunity to play.” The Jayhawks watched the Lamar-Vermont NCAA Tourney game on TV on the 31⁄2-hour bus ride before dining at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in downtown Omaha. On tap today is a 5:10 to 5:50 p.m. practice at CenturyLink Center. It is open to the public. The Jayhawks will spend a lot of time in Omaha prior to Friday’s late tip. “I don’t think it’s the best game to play,” Self said. “The problem is, if you play late Friday, there’s a chance you will play early Sunday (if team wins). To me that’s the biggest thing and the fact

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KANSAS FORWARD THOMAS ROBINSON SMILES as he stops to sign autographs for a cluster of young fans upon the team’s arrival at the Embassy Suites on Wednesday night in downtown Omaha, Please see KANSAS, page 3B Neb.

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By Gene A. Budig

Minor League Baseball now runs with the bankers, carmakers, and retailers in experiencing economic recovery and growth, and for good reason: It offers family entertainment at a bargain basement price. Soon 176 stadiums in 15 different leagues will be rife with the smells of grilled hot dogs and mustard, buttered popcorn, and boiled peanuts, age-old crackerjack and chilled beverages — an olfactory delight. Minor League Baseball has a good chance of posting a record year, with some 43 million men, women, and children projected to fill the stands. As co-owner of the Class-A Charleston RiverDogs, (affiliated with the New York Yankees in the storied South Atlantic League), I can tell you that we are committed to an enjoyable fan experience both on and off the field — hence the unannounced visits from famed actor Bill Murray, one of my partners, who is from Charleston and carries the apt title of Director of Fun. One reason for the optimism is the recovering economy, which provides fans, young and old, a viable option for lively entertainment. Additionally, five or six of our graduates will have roster spots on the parent Yankees of 2012, rewarding those fans who can proudly say, “I saw him when‌â€? “Most families can afford what we offer,â€? Pat O’Conner, president of Minor League Baseball, has said. “And we offer a lot: reasonably priced tickets, special games and giveaways for youngsters, ballpark food and beverage, and exciting professional baseball. We entertain on and off the field.â€? Those things allowed attendance to grow last season despite a staggering economy, devastating floods, savage tornadoes, and late-season hurricanes. The 2011 attendance level was a remarkable achievement, but the men and women who work for these clubs aren’t done yet. They have an outstanding record of keeping the focus on their customers, and they work overtime to attract parents and youngsters with non-stop fun at the ballpark. For example, new and creative skits between innings are legendary, and have already become a central part of a night at the park. So many of us remember our first baseball game, most likely seen with parents or grandparents, or friends. We recall the smell of freshly cut grass and the carpetlike appearance of the field and eating too much food. We were hooked, anxious to return. My first Major League game was with my dad who scraped up enough money for train tickets from McCook, Nebraska to St. Louis and back. I had written St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck (whose son, Mike, is the current president of the RiverDogs) and asked for a tryout. Since the senior Veeck had already hired a midget, and given the Browns an abysmal record, I seriously thought I had a chance to play professional baseball. Needless to say, I was wrong. But Veeck did promise me a tryout after high school graduation, and he arranged for us to see the Yankees and the Detroit Tigers. I actually shook hands with Mickey Mantle and Casey Stengel. I was hooked for life. Without question, the minors have done much to reach out and grow the game for Major League Baseball and organized youth leagues. Amazingly, MLB draws more fans than the National Football League, National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League combined, some 78 million. “Minor League Baseball is central to the being of the game,â€? Commissioner Bud Selig told me. “We must grow together.â€? Budig was president of Major League Baseball’s American League from 1994 to 2000 and was a university president/ chancellor for 23 years at three major state universities. including Kansas University.



TODAY • Baseball vs. Indiana State at San Antonio, noon FRIDAY • Men’s basketball vs. Detroit, NCAA Tourn., Omaha, Neb., 8:57 p.m. • Baseball vs. Notre Dame at San Antonio, noon • Softball at Missouri, 6 p.m. • Men’s golf at Border Olympics, Laredo, Texas



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Chiefs sign free-agent running back Hillis KANSAS CITY, MO. — The Kansas City Chiefs signed running back Peyton Hillis on Wednesday, giving the team a formidable duo in the ground game with Jamaal Charles. It could also serve as a fresh start for Hillis, who had a drama- and injury-filled second season in Cleveland after rushing for 1,177 yards in 2010. Terms of the deal weren’t immediately disclosed. Hillis won a nationwide fan vote to be the cover figure for “Madden NFL 12� last offseason, but then rushed for just 587 yards. He sat out last Sept. 25 against Miami due to a bout of strep throat, an incident that didn’t sit well with some teammates. He also missed a treatment for his ailing hamstring when he left during a work week to get married. Hillis also has changed agents multiple times in the last year. “Things didn’t work in my favor this year,� Hillis said in December. “There’s a few things that happened this year that made me believe in curses. Ain’t no doubt about it.� With the Chiefs, Hillis will be reunited with Brian Daboll, his former offensive coordinator in Cleveland who is now in the same position in Kansas City. Hillis has played fullback and tailback during his career, the type of versatility that made him attractive to the Chiefs. His bulldozing style also will help complement Charles and the speedy Dexter McCluster in the backfield. Hillis also could carry the load as the lead rusher if Charles isn’t fully recovered from a knee injury that sidelined him for the season after Week 2. Kansas City needed to sign another rusher after allowing running backs Thomas Jones and Jackie Battle, and fullback Le’Ron McClain to become free agents this week.


Cowboys add Carr, Orton DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys have already accomplished two of their primary goals in free agency, upgrading their secondary and getting a veteran backup quarterback. Cornerback Brandon Carr, who apparently was Dallas’ top target, agreed Wednesday to a five-year deal, and quarterback Kyle Orton agreed to a three-year deal to be Tony Romo’s backup. Both played in Kansas City last season.

Lions sign WR Johnson ALLEN PARK, MICH. — The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Calvin Johnson to an eight-year contract worth up to $132 million, the biggest deal in NFL history. The player’s agent, Bus Cook, said the contract announced Wednesday is worth $60 million guaranteed.


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CHICAGO — Less than a day after the Bears traded for Brandon Marshall, the Pro Bowl receiver has been accused in yet another off-field incident. New York City police say a woman has filed a complaint alleging Marshall punched her in the face at a nightclub over the weekend. Marshall has not been charged in the incident, which the woman says occurred at 3:50 a.m. Sunday outside the Marquee in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.


Knicks’ D’Antoni resigns NEW YORK — Mike D’Antoni resigned Wednesday as coach of the New York Knicks, whose brief resurgence in a wave of Linsanity quickly gave way to a late-season skid that puts them in danger of even making the NBA playoffs. Assistant coach Mike Woodson will serve as interim head coach starting with Wednesday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Madison Square Garden. Knicks owner Jim Dolan said he and D’Antoni had a “very honest� conversation Wednesday morning.

“I’m very sad,� Perez said with Brayan Pena acting as his interpreter. “It’s my first year, and I was very motivated, and it’s very painful. But hopefully I can bounce back and I’ll be fine.�

Mariners 6, Royals 2 PEORIA, ARIZ. — Kevin Millwood shut out Kansas City for four innings in his most effective start of the spring, and Michael Saunders drove in a pair of runs with a double as part of a four-run sixth inning to lead the Seattle Mariners over the Royals, 6-2, on Wednesday night. High-level prospect Vinnie Catricala also knocked in two runs with singles in the fourth and sixth innings as the Mariners improved to 10-3 this spring. Ichiro Suzuki had two hits for the Mariners and scored a run, and Millwood walked three and allowed a hit in four innings.

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Colo. St. v. Murray St. 11 a.m.

PEYTON HILLIS RUNS THE BALL FOR CLEVELAND in this photo from 2011. The Kansas City Chiefs signed Hillis on Wednesday.

K.C. catcher Perez sidelined SURPRISE, ARIZ. (AP) — Salvador Perez will open the season on the disabled list instead of as the Kansas City Royals’ starting catcher. Perez will have surgery on his left knee to repair a lateral meniscus tear. He injured his knee warming up starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez in the bullpen before a 7-5 victory Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds. Perez caught the first inning but left with a noticeable limp and was replaced by Cody Clark. A MRI on Tuesday night revealed the tear. Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Wednesday that in a best-case scenario, Perez would be out three to four weeks and not be ready for the April 6 opener against the Los Angeles Angels. The surgery will determine the severity of the cartilage tear and how much time he will miss.

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Running down the NCAA Tournament By John Marshall AP Basketball Writer

Butler and Virginia Commonwealth defied the odds with Hoosierslike runs to the Final Four last season, leaving a trail of ripped up NCAA tournament brackets across the country. The Rams will get another shot after winning the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, but the Bulldogs — and lovable mascot Blue2 — are headed to the CBI after consecutive trips to the NCAA title game. Last season seemed like a confluence of chaos, but this year’s bracket has the potential to match it after the top four teams in the AP Top 25 went down last week. Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State and North Carolina got the No. 1 nods

from the tournament selection committee. All four have their faults, though, particularly the Orangemen, who will be playing without center Fab Melo. To get you ready for the action, we’ve got a rundown of what to look for leading up to the title game in New Orleans on April 2.

a-typo 49 percent from three. This year’s Jimmer? Peyton Siva, Louisville. That teardrop of his could bring rain. Draymond Green, Michigan State. Does it all, seems to know it all on the court. Austin Rivers, Duke. Hit that big three-pointer to beat North Carolina, can take over games down Players to watch the stretch. Thomas Robinson, KanIsaiah Canaan, Murray sas. Big, powerful, agile, State. He’s the main readominating, player of the son the Racers are in the year candidate. dance. Jared Sullinger, Ohio State. See “Thomas Rob- Upset potential Every year there are inson, Kansas.” Anthony Davis, Ken- high seeds that win games tucky. Scores, blocks they’re not supposed to shots, dominates. You get win and shatter brackets. Remember 13th-seeded the idea. Doug McDermott, Morehead State’s firstCreighton. Third in the round takedown of No. 4 nation with 23.2 points per Louisville last year? Yeah, game, shot 61 percent from we’re still bitter about the field and that’s-not- that, too.

Here’s a few potential opening-round upsets to consider. Colorado State over Murray State, West Regional. The Racers, the sixth seed in the West, like to shoot the three and have Isaiah Canaan. The 11thseeded Rams have seen teams and players like this before. VCU over Wichita State. The Rams were panned for getting into the NCAA Tournament last year, then went to the Final Four. Why not again? Colorado over UNLV. The 11th seed in the South, the Buffaloes were a surprise winner at the Pac-12 tournament. The sixthseeded Rebels have had some shaky moments and lost in the Mountain West semifinals to New Mexico after blowing a big lead. Western Kentucky

over Kentucky. Sorry, just NCAA tournament, startchecking to see if you’re ing with Truman in 1946. 26 — NCAA tournastill paying attention. ment appearances without Numbers reaching the Final Four by 5-2 — Odds for Ken- BYU, longest ever. 53 — NCAA tournament tucky to win the title, lowest by oddsmaker Mike appearances by Kentucky, Colbert of Cantor Gaming. most all-time. 6-1 — Odds for Ohio State to win the title, sec- Intriguing games Wichita State vs. VCU. ond-best despite being a Two good mid-major teams, No. 2 seed. 1-100 million trillion — equally-matched, potential Odds of picking every game to make a deep run. Louisville vs. Davidson. right by flipping a coin. 5 — Teams from North The Cardinals have lost in Carolina in the NCAA the first round each of the tournament: North Caroli- past two years, and Davidna, Duke, N.C. State, UNC- son has done the David vs. Goliath thing before. Asheville, Davidson. North Carolina vs. Kan9 — NCAA tournament bids by the Big East, most sas, potential Midwest Region final. OK, a lot has of any conference. 11 — At-large mid-ma- to happen before we get jors in the bracket, most to this, but two perennial powers and Roy Williams since 12 made it in 2004. 12 — Presidents since against his former team Harvard’s last trip to the builds a little anticipation.


you are playing about the last game of the first round. Still, we’ll be excited to play no matter what time.” O

Skip Peterson/AP Photo

SOUTH FLORIDA FORWARD RON ANDERSON JR. (1) PASSES THE BALL out against California forward Harper Kamp. USF won the first-round NCAA Tournament game, 65-54, on Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio.

USF works over Cal in tourney The Associated Press

S. Florida 65, Cal 54 DAYTON, OHIO — Ugly, ugly, ugly. Just the way South Florida likes it. The Bulls introduced the NCAA Tournament to the Big East’s nastiest defense Wednesday night, putting more than just a chill into a California team that had never seen anything like it. The Bulls allowed only 13 points in the first half and brushed their way to a victory. South Florida (21-13) will play No. 5 seed Temple in Nashville on Friday, a match-up of teams known for gritty defense. Few have been better than this one for the first 20 minutes on the NCAA stage. The Bulls swarmed ’em, bumped ’em and swatted their shots away — those that weren’t air balls, that is. California (24-10) didn’t score over the last 8:55 of the first half, missing 10 shots and turning it over twice while South Florida pulled ahead 36-13. Guard Jorge Gutierrez, the Pac-12 player of the year, was held to 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting. SOUTH FLORIDA (21-13) Anderson Jr. 2-4 0-0 4, Rudd Jr. 7-10 0-0 15, Collins 6-9 0-0 12, Gilchrist 5-8 1-3 11, Robertson 2-3 0-2 4, Poland 3-3 3-3 10, Nash 0-1 0-0 0, Noriega 1-6 0-0 3, Damour 0-0 0-0 0, Fitzpatrick 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 28-49 4-8 65. CALIFORNIA (24-10) Cobbs 0-2 1-2 1, Gutierrez 4-10 2-3 11, Kamp 8-17 3-5 19, Crabbe 3-14 2-2 10, Kravish 1-2 0-0 2, Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Chalian 0-0 0-0 0, Behrens 0-1 0-0 0, Bak 0-3 0-0 0, Filley 1-1 0-0 2, Powers 1-1 0-0 2, Murray 2-3 1-2 5, Thurman 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 21-58 9-14 54. Halftime-South Florida 36-13. 3-Point Goals-South Florida 5-15 (Fitzpatrick 2-4, Poland 1-1, Rudd Jr. 1-3, Noriega 1-4, Nash 0-1, Robertson 0-1, Gilchrist 0-1), California 3-14 (Crabbe 2-9, Gutierrez 1-1, Murray 0-1, Cobbs 0-1, Kamp 0-2). Fouled Out-Kamp. Rebounds-South Florida 32 (Fitzpatrick 7), California 31 (Kamp 8). Assists-South Florida 15 (Nash 5), California 10 (Gutierrez 5). Total Fouls-South Florida 14, California 14. A-NA.

Vermont 71, Lamar 59 DAYTON, OHIO — Four McGlynn came off the bench to score 18 points, and Vermont grabbed an early lead and hung on to beat Lamar in a first-round NCAA Tournament game. Matt Glass added 11 points and Sandro Carissimo 10, and Brian Voelkel had 12 rebounds to help the Catamounts earn a spot against top-seeded North Carolina on Friday in Greensboro, N.C. The Catamounts (24-11) shot 50 percent from the field, blending an inside presence with McGlynn’s touch from the perimeter. Devon Lamb and Mike James each had 16 points for Lamar (23-12), which had won six in a row since first-year coach Pat Knight ripped his seniors after a loss in late February. “It’s obvious. ... I think these guys have done a heck of a job. If people disagree, they’re morons,” he said, sounding a lot like his father, Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight. “They’re down right now. Losing hurts. But what a ride. I’ll be talking about them until the day I die, these guys.” VERMONT (24-11) Apfeld 3-11 1-2 7, Voelkel 1-2 1-1 3, Glass 5-12 1-2 11, Carissimo 3-8 3-4 10, Bald 2-2 1-2 5, McGlynn 5-9 5-6 18, Elbaum 0-0 3-5 3, Bergmann 4-4 0-0 8, Rugg 1-1 2-2 4, Crenca 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 25-50 17-24 71. LAMAR (23-12) Brown 2-5 2-2 6, Miles 5-12 3-3 14, Lamb 4-8 8-9 16, James 6-17 2-3 16, Davis 1-4 0-0 2, Acosta 0-1 0-3 0, Harper 0-6 0-0 0, Minor 1-4 0-0 3, Nelson 0-0 0-0 0, Ebomwonyi 1-3 0-1 2. Totals 20-60 15-21 59. Halftime-Vermont 30-21. 3-Point Goals-Vermont 4-11 (McGlynn 3-5, Carissimo 1-4, Voelkel 0-1, Glass 0-1), Lamar 4-13 (James 2-4, Miles 1-2, Minor 1-3, Lamb 0-1, Brown 0-1, Davis 0-2). Fouled Out-James. Rebounds-Vermont 34 (Voelkel 12), Lamar 40 (Brown 13). Assists-Vermont 16 (Voelkel 7), Lamar 6 (Miles 3). Total Fouls-Vermont 19, Lamar 17. A-NA.

KU, MU both here: Self was asked if KU and Missouri fans will be able to co-exist this weekend in Omaha. The Tigers are also here, gearing for an opening game against Norfolk State. Tipoff is 3:40 p.m. Friday. “I hope so,” Self said. “I understand you don’t have to like each other. I don’t understand some of the hostility that goes with it. I heard fights were going on (last week in Kansas City). That stuff is ridiculous. One thing about KU fans, at least I hope, is whether you like or don’t like (the Tigers), certainly you respect the team they put on the floor. They represent themselves very, very well. They should feel the same way about us. It’s a unique situation we’ve spent this much time together in an exit-type year (with MU off to SEC next season). I anticipate this being a pretty interesting weekend and one in all


KU’s most well known long-range bombers, but both had played few meaningful minutes, making Taylor’s ability to rain threes critical. “So critical,” said senior walk-on Jordan Juenemann, who guards Taylor every day in practice. “Especially with his game because, as we all know, he

Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

KANSAS COACH BILL SELF STOPS FOR QUESTIONS FROM MEDIA MEMBERS upon the team’s arrival Wednesday night at the Embassy Suites in downtown Omaha, Neb.

Recruiting: JaKarr Sampson, a 6-8 senior forward from Brewster (N.H.) Academy, re-committed to St. John’s Wednesday, according to Sampson chose St. John’s over KU, Florida and Providence. He initially committed last summer but was ruled ineligible, then reopened his recruitment before re-upping with St. John’s.

can take it off the bounce and get to the rack. He really elevates on his three and can get it off over somebody — off the dribble or off the catch. And that’s been a very good addition to our team.” Taylor said he fully expected Teahan and Johnson to carry the load behind the three-point line. “If you would’ve asked me, I would’ve definitely told you that they would’ve been our best (three-point) shooters, percentage-wise, makes, whatever,” Taylor said.

his elbow above the eye. He does kind of have a little kick in his leg, too. You’ll see him kick that leg out when he lands, but it’s a nice shot.” Added Teahan: “He might have an unorthodox kind of release, but, at the same time, he was always money.” As for his own evaluation of his jumper, Taylor called it “a work in progress.” “I don’t think it’s ugly,” he said with a laugh. “I’ve seen worse. I’ve definitely seen worse.”

OLLU ousts Baker from NAIA tourney J-W Staff Reports

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Baker University bolted to a quick lead, but No. 7-ranked Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) rallied for a 103-88 victory over the Wildcats in the first round of the NAIA Men’s Div. I National Championship on Wednesday. Baker (21-12) opened with a 21-6 run, but the Saints led, 44-42, by halftime. “We got off to a great start and handled their pressure well early,” Baker coach Brett Ballard said. “We had about a sixto seven-minute stretch there where we didn’t execute and allowed them to get back into the game.” Jordan Honore led Baker with 17 points. Ben Steinlage (16 points), Samer Jasser (12) and


O honesty I think it’d benefit Students honored: KU’s both of us to play well this students on Wednesday weekend.” O won the inaugural NaiMore honors: KU’s smith Student Section of Thomas Robinson and the Year Award as preTyshawn Taylor on Mon- sented by Collegiate Liday were named All- censing Company (CLC) District 8 first-team as and the Atlanta Tipoff awarded by the National Club. The award comes Association of Basket- with a $5,000 cash award, ball Coaches. They were which Kansas Athletics joined by Marcus Den- will direct to the univermon, Missouri; Royce sity’s general scholarship White, Iowa State; and fund. Details on the selecJ’Covan Brown, Texas. tion process can be found

Todd Johnston (10) joined him in double figures. “OLLU’s goal is to get you to lose your poise with the pressure they put on you,” Ballard said. “Mentally, we never put our heads down. That’s how we’ve been all year long, and that’s why we’ve had success.” Baker was playing in its first NAIA tournament since 1941. Robert Martinez led OLLU (27-7) with 36 points. “Those guys are just relentless,” Ballard said. “We didn’t make enough stops defensively and we weren’t ever able to get over the hump.” Baker 42 46 — 88 Our Lady of the Lake 44 59 — 103 Baker — Honore 17, Steinlage 14, Jassar 12, Johnston 10, Eils 8, Douvier 7, Shortell 6, Diallo 5, Wachter 3, Andeson 2, Lysaught 2, Moore 2. OLLU — Martinez 36, Brown 19, Orta 12, Smith 12, Zanini 10, Govan 8, Cooper 4, Thompson.

But he hasn’t minded adding the long-range jumper to his own arsenal, something that, no doubt, will increase his value when his college career is finished. Asked to describe Taylor’s jumpshot, both Juenemann and Teahan had a little fun playing the role usually executed by KU’s resident shot doctor, assistant coach Joe Dooley. “He’s got a great shot, just how he elevates,” Juenemann said. “He does lean back a little bit, but he’s got a high release and


BRIEFLY KU track earns national awards Kansas University sophomore sprinter Diamond Dixon and KU assistant track coach Wayne Pate earned national awards Wednesday from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Dixon was named the nation’s female track athlete of the year, while Pate was named the women’s assistant coach of the year. It is the first time a member of the women’s program has claimed either award. Dixon, a sophomore from Houston, led Kansas to a runner-up team finish — the best in team history — at the NCAA Indoor, with a national crown in the 400 meters and anchor-leg run of the Jayhawks’ third-place finish in the 4x400 relay (3:33.13). Pate, who is in his fifth

season instructing the horizontal jumpers at KU, saw his athletes score 14 of 30 team points, helping Kansas to the runner-up team finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Junior Andrea Geubelle won the national crown in the triple jump with a collegiate-leading leap of 13.67 meters. Geubelle also took eighth in the long jump, and teammate Francine Simpson claimed sixth in the event. Pate has claimed the national assistant of the year award three times in the last nine years, also winning in 2003 and 2005 while at Indiana.


Lawrence High senior softball player Lauren Byrn was misidentified in a photo caption in Wednesday’s Journal-World. Byrn was one of eight Lions senior athletes featured in the LHS spring sports preview photo.



4B Thursday, March 15, 2012

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Philadelphia Boston New York New Jersey Toronto

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GB — 4 71⁄2 211⁄2 241⁄2

L10 7-3 6-4 5-5 2-8 2-8

Str L-2 L-1 L-2 L-3 L-1

Southeast Division Miami Orlando Atlanta Washington Charlotte

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L 11 16 19 32 35

Pct .738 .636 .558 .220 .146

Central Division Chicago Indiana Milwaukee Cleveland Detroit

W 36 25 19 16 16

L 9 16 24 25 27

Pct .800 .610 .442 .390 .372

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Str W-3 W-2 W-4 L-2 W-1

L10 6-4 7-3 3-7 4-6 2-8

Str W-2 L-1 W-1 W-2 L-2

Home 16-8 16-8 12-10 5-15 7-14

Away 9-10 7-11 7-14 10-14 7-15

Conf 18-8 18-11 12-14 11-21 8-20

13-5 11-9 9-13 12-11

12-11 8-15 7-12 4-16

16-13 15-15 8-19 11-18

Home 17-4 15-6 16-7 16-6 4-18

Away 11-9 9-11 8-13 8-14 6-15

Conf 18-10 15-15 16-15 14-15 5-23

Southwest Division W 28 24 24 24 10

L 13 17 20 20 33

Pct .683 .585 .545 .545 .233

GB — 4 51⁄2 51⁄2 19

Northwest Division W Oklahoma City 32 Denver 24 Minnesota 22 Utah 20 Portland 20

L 10 19 21 22 23

Pct .762 .558 .512 .476 .465

GB — 81⁄2 101⁄2 12 121⁄2

L10 7-3 6-4 6-4 5-5 3-7

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Home 18-3 13-10 12-12 15-6 14-7

Away 14-7 11-9 10-9 5-16 6-16

Conf 23-7 14-18 17-12 11-17 14-15

Pct .628 .585 .476 .450 .326

GB — 2 61⁄2 71⁄2 13

L10 7-3 4-6 7-3 5-5 4-6

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Home 18-2 13-7 13-10 10-11 10-9

Away 9-14 11-10 7-12 8-11 4-20

Conf 19-7 14-13 13-16 11-13 10-18

Pacific Division L.A. Lakers L.A. Clippers Phoenix Golden State Sacramento

W 27 24 20 18 14

L 16 17 22 22 29

Wednesday’s games Indiana 111, Philadelphia 94 New Jersey 98, Toronto 84 New York 121, Portland 79 Houston 107, Charlotte 87 L.A. Lakers 107, New Orleans 101, OT Milwaukee 115, Cleveland 105 San Antonio 122, Orlando 111 Chicago 106, Miami 102 Detroit 124, Sacramento 112 Boston 105, Golden State 103 L.A. Clippers 96, Atlanta 82 Phoenix 120, Utah 111

Today’s games Washington at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Denver, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 8 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Friday’s games New Jersey at Orlando, 6 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Indiana at New York, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Chicago, 7 p.m. Toronto at Memphis, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Boston at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Milwaukee at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Calendar April 26 — Regular season ends April 27 — Rosters set for playoffs, 2 p.m. April 28 — Playoffs begin. April 29 — Draft early entry eligibility deadline, 10:59 p.m. May 30 — Draft lottery June 12 — NBA Finals begin (possible move up to June 10) June 18 — Draft early entry withdrawal deadline, 4 p.m. June 26 — Last possible date for the finals June 28 — NBA draft July 1-10 — Moratorium period July 11 — Teams may begin signing free agents.

How former Jayhawks fared Mario Chalmers, Miami Pts: 4. FGs: 1-5. FTs: 2-2. Drew Gooden, Milwaukee Pts: 15. FGs: 7-12. FTs: 0-0. Xavier Henry, New Orleans Pts: 0. FGs: 0-2. FTs: 0-2. Kirk Hinrich, Atlanta Pts: 4. FGs: 1-5. FTs: 2-2. Marcus Morris, Houston Pts: 0. FGs: 0-3. FTs: 0-0. Markieff Morris, Phoenix Did not play (coach’s decision). Paul Pierce, Boston Pts: 15. FGs: 5-17. FTs: 5-6. Brandon Rush, Golden State Pts: 7. FGs: 3-6. FTs: 1-2.

Leaders Scoring

G Bryant, LAL 42 Durant, OKC 42 James, MIA 40 Love, MIN 39 Westbrook, OKC 42 Rose, CHI 34 Wade, MIA 32 D. Williams, NJN 40 Ellis, GOL 37 Aldridge, POR 40 Griffin, LAC 40 Howard, ORL 43 Nowitzki, DAL 40 Paul, LAC 35 Parker, SAN 38 Jefferson, UTA 38 Jennings, MIL 42 Lee, GOL 38 Gay, MEM 40 Jamison, CLE 40

FG 437 412 403 328 373 276 278 293 305 353 345 340 290 256 288 317 292 296 303 285

FT 281 271 259 277 208 176 166 202 151 161 167 231 183 145 167 95 125 131 112 117

PTS AVG 1214 28.9 1173 27.9 1099 27.5 1003 25.7 991 23.6 776 22.8 727 22.7 881 22.0 811 21.9 868 21.7 858 21.5 911 21.2 806 20.2 705 20.1 753 19.8 730 19.2 801 19.1 723 19.0 750 18.8 745 18.6

Rebounds G Howard, ORL 43 Love, MIN 39 Bynum, LAL 38 Cousins, SAC 40 Griffin, LAC 40 Humphries, NJN 40 Gortat, PHX 41 Noah, CHI 42 Gasol, LAL 42 Monroe, DET 42

OFF 165 160 125 175 132 146 111 164 122 164

DEF 490 372 359 276 313 281 317 273 315 251

TOT 655 532 484 451 445 427 428 437 437 415

Assists Nash, PHX Rondo, BOS Calderon, TOR Paul, LAC Rubio, MIN D. Williams, NJN Rose, CHI Parker, SAN Wall, WAS Conley, MEM FG Percentage Chandler, NYK Pekovic, MIN Bynum, LAL Howard, ORL Gortat, PHX Booker, WAS Nash, PHX James, MIA McGee, WAS Ibaka, OKC

Roundup Clippers 96, Hawks 82 LOS ANGELES — Mo Williams scored 25 points, and fellow reserve Eric Bledsoe added 14 on a relatively quiet night by Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. The victory kept the Clippers within two games of the Lakers in the race for the Pacific Division lead. Griffin had 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Paul contributed 13 points and nine assists.

The Associated Press

Bucks 115, Cavaliers 105 MILWAUKEE — Drew Gooden had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists for his second career tripledouble, and Milwaukee beat Cleveland. Home Away Conf Gooden completed the 18-2 13-9 24-6 triple-double with a re15-7 13-9 22-10 bound near the end of the 12-6 12-13 18-10 third quarter. Gooden also 6-16 3-16 6-19 had a triple-double against the Cavaliers last April, 3-15 3-20 4-25 marking the last time the Bucks had a player accomHome Away Conf plish the feat. Ersan Ilyasova had 22 points before 18-3 18-6 25-7 fouling out for the Bucks.


San Antonio Memphis Dallas Houston New Orleans


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AST AVG 418 11.0 309 10.0 339 8.5 289 8.3 336 8.2 322 8.1 271 8.0 299 7.9 321 7.8 282 7.2

FG 155 172 270 340 274 151 207 403 214 155

FGA PCT 225 .689 296 .581 468 .577 591 .575 490 .559 273 .553 378 .548 738 .546 400 .535 292 .531

CLEVELAND (105) Gee 8-16 2-2 19, Jamison 4-15 3-4 13, Hollins 1-2 0-0 2, Irving 11-16 4-4 28, Parker 1-3 0-0 3, Thompson 1-6 3-3 5, Sessions 0-8 2-4 2, Gibson 6-11 1-4 18, Samuels 4-6 3-4 11, Casspi 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 38-85 18-25 105. MILWAUKEE (115) Harris 3-6 0-0 6, Ilyasova 7-12 8-8 22, Gooden 7-12 0-0 15, Jennings 8-17 0-1 17, Delfino 7-13 0-0 17, Dunleavy 8-11 3-4 21, Udrih 1-5 1-2 3, Sanders 1-4 0-0 2, Mbah a Moute 4-6 4-6 12, Leuer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 46-86 16-21 115. Cleveland 28 27 23 27—105 Milwaukee 23 34 27 31—115 3-Point Goals-Cleveland 11-24 (Gibson 5-8, Jamison 2-4, Irving 2-4, Parker 1-2, Gee 1-5, Sessions 0-1), Milwaukee 7-23 (Delfino 3-8, Dunleavy 2-4, Gooden 1-3, Jennings 1-5, Ilyasova 0-1, Harris 0-1, Udrih 0-1). Fouled Out-Ilyasova. Rebounds-Cleveland 43 (Gee, Jamison 5), Milwaukee 56 (Mbah a Moute 13). Assists-Cleveland 21 (Sessions 6), Milwaukee 38 (Gooden 13). Total Fouls-Cleveland 19, Milwaukee 20. A-15,319 (18,717).

Pacers 111, 76ers 94 INDIANAPOLIS — Danny Granger scored 20 points to help Indiana defeat Philadelphia. David West scored 18 points, George Hill had 17, and Roy Hibbert added 14 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three blocks for the Pacers, who won their second straight. Indiana shot a season-best 57 percent from the field and outrebounded the 76ers 37-26. Evan Turner scored 21 points, Jrue Holiday had 17, Elton Brand added 16, and Andre Iguodala had 10 points and nine assists for the 76ers. Philadelphia allowed 100 or more points for just the seventh time this season. PHILADELPHIA (94) Iguodala 3-8 2-2 10, Brand 8-13 0-0 16, Hawes 3-6 0-0 6, Holiday 7-8 2-2 17, Turner 9-11 2-4 21, Vucevic 0-3 0-0 0, Williams 3-11 0-0 7, Young 5-13 2-2 12, Meeks 2-3 0-0 5, Allen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-76 8-10 94. INDIANA (111) Granger 8-13 3-3 20, West 8-12 2-2 18, Hibbert 3-6 8-10 14, Collison 2-7 0-0 4, George 3-8 0-1 8, Hansbrough 6-9 2-2 14, Hill 7-10 0-0 17, Price 1-5 1-2 3, Amundson 3-3 0-0 6, Jones 2-3 2-2 7. Totals 43-76 18-22 111. Philadelphia 29 22 24 19— 94 Indiana 24 30 29 28—111 3-Point Goals-Philadelphia 6-13 (Iguodala 2-5, Turner 1-1, Holiday 1-1, Meeks 1-2, Williams 1-4), Indiana 7-17 (Hill 3-3, George 2-4, Jones 1-2, Granger 1-4, Collison 0-2, Price 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Philadelphia 30 (Brand, Turner 5), Indiana 45 (Hibbert 9). Assists-Philadelphia 25 (Iguodala 9), Indiana 23 (Hibbert 5). Total FoulsPhiladelphia 21, Indiana 8. TechnicalsPhiladelphia defensive three second, Indiana defensive three second. A-13,081 (18,165).

ATLANTA (82) J.Johnson 7-15 3-4 19, Smith 6-14 4-4 18, Pachulia 5-8 2-2 12, Teague 3-11 4-6 10, Hinrich 1-5 2-2 4, McGrady 3-6 1-2 9, Dampier 0-0 0-0 0, Stackhouse 1-4 0-0 2, Pargo 3-5 0-0 8. Totals 29-68 16-20 82. L.A. CLIPPERS (96) Butler 5-9 2-3 13, Griffin 5-9 2-4 12, Jordan 4-4 0-0 8, Paul 5-9 0-0 13, Foye 2-3 0-0 5, M. Williams 9-18 4-4 25, Evans 3-4 0-1 6, Simmons 0-5 0-0 0, Bledsoe 5-8 2-3 14, Martin 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 38-70 10-17 96. Atlanta 27 15 20 20—82 L.A. Clippers 30 20 21 25—96 3-Point Goals-Atlanta 8-25 (McGrady 2-3, Smith 2-4, Pargo 2-4, J.Johnson 2-7, Hinrich 0-1, Stackhouse 0-2, Teague 0-4), L.A. Clippers 10-20 (Paul 3-5, M. Williams 3-5, Bledsoe 2-3, Butler 1-1, Foye 1-2, Simmons 0-4). Fouled Out-Simmons. Rebounds-Atlanta 41 (Pachulia 10), L.A. Clippers 41 (Griffin, Evans 10). Assists-Atlanta 21 (J.Johnson, Teague 5), L.A. Clippers 20 (Paul 9). Total Fouls-Atlanta 15, L.A. Clippers 19. Technicals-Bledsoe, L.A. Clippers defensive three second. A-19,060 (19,060).

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MILWAUKEE’S DREW GOODEN, LEFT, goes up for a shot against Cleveland’s Antawn Jamison. Former Kansas University standout Gooden had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists to lead the Bucks past the Cavaliers, 115-105, on Wednesday night in Milwaukee. Knicks 121, Trail Blazers 79 NEW YORK — Mike D’Antoni is gone, and the Knicks finally got his offense right. Amare Stoudemire made all seven shots in the first half. PORTLAND (79) Wallace 6-12 3-4 15, Aldridge 5-15 5-6 15, Camby 1-1 0-0 2, Felton 2-10 5-6 9, Batum 3-9 2-4 9, Matthews 3-9 0-0 8, Przybilla 0-0 0-0 0, N.Smith 2-8 0-0 4, Babbitt 4-7 2-2 12, Thomas 1-1 0-0 2, Johnson 1-2 1-1 3, C.Smith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-75 18-23 79. NEW YORK (121) Anthony 6-12 1-2 16, Stoudemire 8-10 1-3 17, Chandler 4-4 1-1 9, Lin 2-4 2-2 6, Fields 0-6 1-4 1, Davis 1-4 2-2 4, Jeffries 2-2 0-0 4, Shumpert 4-7 6-10 16, J.Smith 8-18 0-0 23, Novak 7-11 0-0 20, Harrellson 1-1 0-0 3, Bibby 0-1 0-0 0, Jordan 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 43-80 16-26 121. Portland 12 17 27 23— 79 New York 25 30 23 43—121 3-Point Goals-Portland 5-17 (Babbitt 2-3, Matthews 2-4, Batum 1-3, Wallace 0-2, N.Smith 0-2, Felton 0-3), New York 19-38 (J.Smith 7-14, Novak 6-10, Anthony 3-6, Shumpert 2-3, Harrellson 1-1, Lin 0-2, Davis 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Portland 43 (Wallace 12), New York 56 (Stoudemire 8). AssistsPortland 11 (Wallace, Felton 3), New York 35 (Davis 10). Total Fouls-Portland 20, New York 19. Technicals-New York defensive three second 2. Flagrant Fouls-Camby. A-19,763 (19,763).

Rockets 107, Bobcats 87 HOUSTON — Luis Scola scored 23 points, Goran Dragic had 14 points and 10 assists, and Houston routed Charlotte. CHARLOTTE (87) Maggette 3-9 2-2 10, Thomas 3-8 1-2 7, Biyombo 1-4 2-2 4, Augustin 4-7 0-0 9, Henderson 4-11 2-2 10, Walker 3-13 0-0 6, Diaw 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 6-10 3-4 15, Mullens 3-6 4-4 10, R.Williams 4-7 1-1 10, White 2-5 2-2 6, Carroll 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-81 17-19 87. HOUSTON (107) Parsons 4-6 0-0 8, Scola 8-15 7-10 23, Dalembert 6-7 0-0 12, Dragic 6-11 1-2 14, Lee 3-8 1-2 9, Budinger 4-9 0-0 10, Patterson 4-6 0-0 8, Hill 6-11 2-3 14, Flynn 3-7 0-0 7, Morris 0-3 0-0 0, Smith 1-1 0-0 2, Thabeet 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-84 11-17 107. Charlotte 18 22 17 30— 87 Houston 30 20 36 21—107 3-Point Goals-Charlotte 4-12 (Maggette 2-2, Augustin 1-2, R.Williams 1-3, Henderson 0-1, Walker 0-4), Houston 6-9 (Budinger 2-2, Lee 2-4, Flynn 1-1, Dragic 1-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Charlotte 35 (Biyombo 5), Houston 60 (Dalembert 10). AssistsCharlotte 25 (Walker 8), Houston 27 (Dragic 10). Total Fouls-Charlotte 16, Houston 16. A-18,128 (18,043).

Nets 98, Raptors 84 NEWARK, N.J. — Kris Humphries had 16 points and a career-high 21 rebounds to lead New Jersey. Former D-League standout Gerald Green tied his season high by scoring 20 of his 26 points in the second half as the Nets snapped a two-game losing streak. Anthony Morrow added 15 points for New Jersey, which shot 48 percent from the field. James Johnson and Jerryd Bayless had 16 points apiece for Toronto, which was limited to 38 secondhalf points, including 15 in the third quarter when the Nets took the lead.

Lakers 107, Hornets 101, OT NEW ORLEANS — Kobe Bryant scored 33 points, and Los Angeles won its fourth straight game and second straight in overtime.

TORONTO (84) J.Johnson 6-10 4-4 16, Bargnani 4-13 2-2 10, A.Johnson 2-7 2-2 6, Bayless 6-11 4-4 16, DeRozan 5-15 2-4 12, Davis 2-3 4-4 8, Barbosa 5-11 0-1 11, Gray 0-2 0-0 0, Forbes 0-3 3-4 3, Kleiza 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 31-81 21-25 84. NEW JERSEY (98) Stevenson 0-1 0-0 0, Humphries 7-18 2-2 16, She.Williams 1-1 0-0 2, Farmar 3-9 4-4 10, Brooks 4-11 0-0 9, Morrow 6-10 0-0 15, Petro 4-6 2-2 10, Gaines 3-8 0-0 8, Green 9-13 7-9 26, J.Williams 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 38-79 15-17 98. Toronto 22 24 15 23—84 New Jersey 19 22 27 30—98 3-Point Goals-Toronto 1-10 (Barbosa 1-3, Kleiza 0-1, Bayless 0-1, DeRozan 0-1, Bargnani 0-2, Forbes 0-2), New Jersey 7-17 (Morrow 3-3, Gaines 2-5, Green 1-2, Brooks 1-3, Stevenson 0-1, Farmar 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Toronto 43 (A.Johnson 9), New Jersey 54 (Humphries 21). Assists-Toronto 22 (Bayless 10), New Jersey 20 (Brooks, Gaines 5). Total Fouls-Toronto 14, New Jersey 20. Technicals-Morrow. Flagrant Fouls-A. Johnson. A-10,701 (18,711).

L.A. LAKERS (107) World Peace 3-7 0-2 7, Gasol 7-18 4-5 18, Bynum 10-17 5-7 25, Fisher 3-8 4-5 11, Bryant 10-23 11-11 33, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0, Blake 1-4 1-2 3, Barnes 3-5 3-3 10, McRoberts 0-0 0-0 0, Kapono 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-82 28-35 107. NEW ORLEANS (101) Ariza 4-13 1-1 9, Ayon 2-3 0-0 4, Kaman 9-20 3-4 21, Jack 13-21 4-4 30, Belinelli 4-10 0-0 10, Aminu 3-5 0-0 6, Thomas 3-3 0-0 6, Vasquez 6-7 2-2 15, Henry 0-2 0-2 0, Foote 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 44-85 10-13 101. L.A. Lakers 20 20 30 23 14—107 New Orleans 28 26 16 23 8—101 3-Point Goals-L.A. Lakers 5-19 (Bryant 2-8, Barnes 1-2, Fisher 1-3, World Peace 1-3, Gasol 0-1, Blake 0-2), New Orleans 3-10 (Belinelli 2-5, Vasquez 1-1, Jack 0-1, Ariza 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-L.A. Lakers 55 (Bynum 18), New Orleans 41 (Kaman 12). AssistsL.A. Lakers 24 (Bryant 5), New Orleans 25 (Vasquez, Jack 6). Total Fouls-L.A. Lakers 16, New Orleans 30. TechnicalsL.A. Lakers defensive three second, Kaman, New Orleans defensive three second. A-17,272 (17,188).

Spurs 122, Magic 111 SAN ANTONIO — Dwight Howard lost perhaps his last game with Orlando, declaring before a loss to San Antonio that he won’t surrender his right to become a free agent this summer. ORLANDO (111) Turkoglu 7-16 1-1 17, R.Anderson 8-15 1-1 19, Howard 9-16 4-10 22, Nelson 9-15 2-2 25, Redick 3-8 0-0 6, Q.Richardson 2-3 0-0 5, Duhon 2-3 2-2 7, Davis 2-6 0-0 4, Liggins 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 45-86 10-16 111. SAN ANTONIO (122) Jefferson 2-10 5-6 11, Duncan 7-12 7-10 21, Blair 2-4 0-0 4, Parker 12-21 5-5 31, Green 3-6 0-0 7, Splitter 4-5 4-4 12, Bonner 1-3 0-0 3, Leonard 4-5 2-2 12, J.Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Ginobili 5-10 0-0 14, Neal 3-7 0-0 7. Totals 43-83 23-27 122. Orlando 35 23 26 27—111 San Antonio 36 23 30 33—122 3-Point Goals-Orlando 11-27 (Nelson 5-7, R.Anderson 2-5, Turkoglu 2-7, Q.Richardson 1-2, Duhon 1-2, Davis 0-1, Redick 0-3), San Antonio 13-26 (Ginobili 4-7, Leonard 2-2, Parker 2-4, Jefferson 2-7, Green 1-2, Neal 1-2, Bonner 1-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Orlando 42 (Howard 12), San Antonio 49 (Duncan 13). Assists-Orlando 20 (Nelson 7), San Antonio 27 (Parker 12). Total FoulsOrlando 20, San Antonio 14. A-18,581 (18,797).

Bulls 106, Heat 102 CHICAGO — John Lucas III scored 24 points, and Chicago beat Miami without Derrick Rose in a charged showdown between the Eastern Conference’s top two teams. MIAMI (102) L.James 14-25 5-5 35, Bosh 3-15 6-6 12, Anthony 0-0 0-2 0, Chalmers 1-5 2-2 4, Wade 16-26 3-4 36, Haslem 1-5 0-0 2, Battier 0-3 2-2 2, Cole 1-4 0-0 3, Jones 2-2 0-0 6, Pittman 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 38-85 20-23 102. CHICAGO (106) Deng 4-13 0-0 11, Boozer 1-4 0-0 2, Noah 5-10 4-4 14, Watson 3-7 4-6 11, Brewer 5-10 1-1 12, Gibson 4-10 0-0 8, Butler 1-5 6-6 8, Korver 2-4 6-6 12, Asik 2-2 0-0 4, Lucas 9-12 3-3 24. Totals 36-77 24-26 106. Miami 23 19 28 32—102 Chicago 19 34 28 25—106 3-Point Goals-Miami 6-12 (Jones 2-2, L.James 2-3, Cole 1-1, Wade 1-3, Chalmers 0-1, Battier 0-2), Chicago 10-19 (Lucas 3-5, Deng 3-6, Korver 2-4, Brewer 1-1, Watson 1-2, Butler 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Miami 40 (Wade 7), Chicago 53 (Gibson, Boozer 8). Assists-Miami 17 (L.James 4), Chicago 20 (Boozer 5). Total FoulsMiami 23, Chicago 21. TechnicalsMiami Coach Spoelstra, Deng, Noah, Chicago defensive three second. A-23,028 (20,917).

Pistons 124, Kings 112 SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — Rodney Stuckey scored 35 points, and Greg Monroe had 32 for Detroit, which used a huge third-quarter effort to pull away from Sacramento. DETROIT (124) Prince 12-20 1-2 28, Maxiell 4-6 1-1 9, Monroe 15-20 2-3 32, Knight 5-10 0-0 10, Stuckey 10-18 11-12 35, Gordon 2-4 1-2 6, Jerebko 2-4 0-0 4, Wilkins 0-2 0-0 0, Wallace 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 50-86 16-20 124. SACRAMENTO (112) Evans 9-17 5-5 23, Thompson 10-12 1-3 21, Cousins 5-15 4-6 14, Thomas 8-14 4-7 21, Thornton 3-9 1-1 9, Garcia 5-8 0-0 12, Hayes 2-3 2-2 6, Salmons 3-8 0-0 6, Fredette 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 45-87 17-24 112. Detroit 25 32 40 27—124 Sacramento 32 26 23 31—112 3-Point Goals-Detroit 8-13 (Stuckey 4-6, Prince 3-3, Gordon 1-1, Knight 0-3), Sacramento 5-19 (Garcia 2-4, Thornton 2-4, Thomas 1-5, Cousins 0-1, Fredette 0-1, Evans 0-1, Salmons 0-3). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsDetroit 40 (Monroe 11), Sacramento 49 (Thompson 15). Assists-Detroit 29 (Knight 11), Sacramento 25 (Thornton 6). Total Fouls-Detroit 20, Sacramento 21. Technicals-Maxiell. A-12,173 (17,317).

Suns 120, Jazz 111 PHOENIX — Channing Frye scored 26 points, Marcin Gortat had 25, and Phoenix overcame a 13-point deficit to beat Utah. Jared Dudley added 21 points, and Steve Nash finished with 12 points and 16 assists for Phoenix. The Suns have won six of their past seven at home and have trailed by double digits in all six wins. Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap each scored 18 points for Utah. The Jazz have lost six straight against Phoenix. Utah tied it at 91 with 9:28 remaining after Suns coach Alvin Gentry was assessed a technical foul, but Frye hit a three-pointer to key a 7-2 run and Phoenix took a 101-95 lead with 7:21 to play. UTAH (111) Howard 3-12 0-0 6, Millsap 8-16 2-3 18, Jefferson 8-18 2-2 18, Harris 2-4 1-2 7, Bell 3-4 0-0 7, Watson 0-1 0-0 0, Favors 6-8 2-4 14, Hayward 5-8 2-2 13, Miles 3-6 3-4 9, Kanter 4-5 0-0 8, Tinsley 5-8 0-0 11. Totals 47-90 12-17 111. PHOENIX (120) Hill 5-10 2-3 12, Frye 10-18 1-1 26, Gortat 10-12 5-10 25, Nash 2-4 8-8 12, Dudley 6-13 5-7 21, Warrick 1-3 0-0 2, Brown 2-5 1-1 5, Redd 2-5 0-0 4, Lopez 2-3 1-1 5, Telfair 4-5 0-1 8. Totals 44-78 23-32 120. Utah 30 23 29 29—111 Phoenix 22 31 36 31—120 3-Point Goals-Utah 5-13 (Harris 2-3, Tinsley 1-1, Hayward 1-1, Bell 1-2, Millsap 0-1, Howard 0-2, Miles 0-3), Phoenix 9-19 (Frye 5-10, Dudley 4-6, Gortat 0-1, Telfair 0-1, Redd 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Utah 49 (Millsap 10), Phoenix 42 (Frye 9). AssistsUtah 22 (Tinsley 8), Phoenix 29 (Nash 16). Total Fouls-Utah 23, Phoenix 14. Technicals-Utah Coach Corbin, Harris, Brown, Phoenix Coach Gentry. A-14,076 (18,422).

Celtics 105, Warriors 103 OAKLAND, CALIF. — Kevin Garnett scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, including a tiebreaking jumper with 5.1 seconds left. Brandon Bass added a season-high 22 points, Paul Pierce and Mickael Pietrus each chipped in 15, and Rajon Rondo dished out 14 assists for the Celtics, who have won their last two trips to Oakland after losing their previous six. Rookie Klay Thompson led the Warriors with a season-high 26 points, David Lee added 22, and Nate Robinson had 20 points and 11 assists. But it wasn’t enough as Golden State had its three-game losing streak snapped. BOSTON (105) Pierce 5-17 5-6 15, Bass 8-18 6-6 22, Garnett 11-15 2-3 24, Rondo 4-9 0-0 8, Allen 2-7 2-2 7, Stiemsma 2-2 4-4 8, Pietrus 5-6 0-0 15, Dooling 1-1 0-0 2, Bradley 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 40-78 19-21 105. GOLDEN STATE (103) D.Wright 5-9 4-4 16, Lee 8-17 6-6 22, Biedrins 0-1 0-2 0, Robinson 10-19 0-0 20, Thompson 9-16 5-5 26, McGuire 5-5 0-0 10, Jenkins 1-4 0-0 2, Rush 3-6 1-2 7, Tyler 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-78 16-19 103. Boston 21 34 26 24—105 Golden State 25 35 17 26—103 3-Point Goals-Boston 6-13 (Pietrus 5-6, Allen 1-3, Pierce 0-4), Golden State 5-21 (Thompson 3-7, D.Wright 2-5, Rush 0-2, Jenkins 0-2, Robinson 0-5). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Boston 43 (Bass 9), Golden State 37 (Lee 8). AssistsBoston 32 (Rondo 14), Golden State 25 (Robinson 11). Total Fouls-Boston 13, Golden State 18. Technicals-Pierce, Boston defensive three second, Golden State defensive three second. A-19,596 (19,596).



Thursday, March 15, 2012


FIRST ROUND At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Tuesday, March 13 Western Kentucky 59, MVSU 58 BYU 78, Iona 72 Wednesday, March 14 Vermont 71, Lamar 59 South Florida 65, California 54 EAST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 15 At The CONSOL Energy Center Pittsburgh Kansas State (21-10) vs. Southern Mississippi (25-8), 11:40 a.m. Syracuse (31-2) vs. UNC Asheville (24-9), 30 minutes following Gonzaga (25-6) vs. West Virginia (1913), 6:20 p.m. Ohio State (27-7) vs. Loyola (Md.) (248), 30 minutes following At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Wisconsin (24-9) vs. Montana (25-6), 1:10 p.m. Vanderbilt (24-10) vs. Harvard (26-4), 30 minutes following Friday, March 16 At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Cincinnati (24-10) vs. Texas (20-13), 11:15 a.m. Florida State (24-9) vs. St. Bonaventure (20-11), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday, March 17 At The CONSOL Energy Center Pittsburgh Syracuse-UNC Asheville winner vs. Kansas State-Southern Mississippi winner Ohio State-Loyola (Md.) winner vs. Gonzaga-West Virginia winner At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Wisconsin-Montana winner vs. Vanderbilt-Harvard winner Sunday, March 18 At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Florida State-St. Bonaventure winner vs. Cincinnati-Texas winner Regional Semifinals At TD Garden Boston Thursday, March 22 Syracuse-UNC Asheville-Kansas State-Southern Mississippi winner vs. Wisconsin-Montana-VanderbiltHarvard winner Ohio State-Loyola (Md.)-GonzagaWest Virginia winner vs. Florida StateSt. Bonaventure-Cincinnati-Texas winner Regional Championship Saturday, March 24 Semifinal winners SOUTH REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 15 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Kentucky (32-2) vs. Western Kentucky (16-18), 5:50 p.m. Iowa State (22-10) vs. UConn (20-13), 30 minutes following At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Baylor (27-7) vs. South Dakota State (27-7), 6:27 p.m. UNLV (26-8) vs. Colorado (23-11), 30 minutes following At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Wichita State (27-5) vs. VCU (28-6), 6:15 p.m. Indiana (25-8) vs. New Mexico State (26-9), 30 minutes following Friday, March 16 At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. Duke (27-6) vs. Lehigh (26-7), 6:15 p.m. Notre Dame (22-11) vs. Xavier (21-12), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday, March 17 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Kentucky-Western Kentucky winner vs. Iowa State-UConn winner At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Baylor-South Dakota State winner vs. UNLV-Colorado winner At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Indiana-New Mexico State winner vs. Wichita State-VCU winner Sunday, March 18 At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. Duke-Lehigh winner vs. Notre DameXavier winner Regional Semifinals At The Georgia Dome Atlanta Friday, March 23 Kentucky-Western Kentucky-Iowa State-UConn winner vs. Indiana-New Mexico State-Wichita State-VCU winner Baylor-South Dakota State-UNLVColorado winner vs. Duke-LehighNotre Dame-Xavier winner Regional Championship Sunday, March 25 Semifinal winners MIDWEST REGIONAL Second Round Friday, March 16 At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. Creighton (28-5) vs. Alabama (21-11), 12:40 p.m. North Carolina (29-5) vs. Vermont (24-11), 30 minutes following At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio San Diego State (26-7) vs. N.C. State (22-12), 11:40 a.m. Georgetown (23-8) vs. Belmont (277), 30 minutes following At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Michigan (24-9) vs. Ohio (27-7), 7:20 p.m. Temple (24-7) vs. California-South Florida winner, 30 minutes following At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Saint Mary’s (Calif.) (27-5) vs. Purdue (21-12), 6:27 p.m. Kansas (27-6) vs. Detroit (22-13), 30 minutes following Third Round Sunday, March 18 At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina-Vermont winner vs. Creighton-Alabama winner At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Georgetown-Belmont winner vs. San Diego State-N.C. State winner At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Michigan-Ohio winner vs. TempleCalifornia-South Florida winner At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Kansas-Detroit winner vs. Saint Mary’s (Calif.)-Purdue winner Regional Semifinals At Edward Jones Dome St. Louis Friday, March 23 North Carolina-Vermont-CreightonAlabama winner vs. Michigan-OhioTemple-California-South Florida winner Georgetown-Belmont-San Diego State-N.C. State winner vs. KansasDetroit-Saint Mary’s (Calif.)-Purdue winner Regional Championship Sunday, March 25 Semifinal winners WEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 15 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Murray State (30-1) vs. Colorado State (20-11), 11:15 a.m. Marquette (25-7) vs. BYU (26-8), 30 minutes following

At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Louisville (26-9) vs. Davidson (25-7), 12:40 p.m. New Mexico (27-6) vs. Long Beach State (25-8), 30 minutes following Friday, March 16 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Memphis (26-8) vs. Saint Louis (25-7), 5:50 p.m. Michigan State (27-7) vs. LIU (25-8), 30 minutes following At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Florida (23-10) vs. Virginia (22-9), 1:10 p.m. Missouri (30-4) vs. Norfolk State (259), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday, March 17 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Marquette-BYU winner vs. Murray State-Colorado State winner At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Louisville-Davidson winner vs. New Mexico-Long Beach State winner Sunday, March 18 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Michigan State-LIU winner vs. Memphis-Saint Louis winner At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Missouri-Norfolk State winner vs. Florida-Virginia winner Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 22 At US Airways Center Phoenix Michigan State-LIU-Memphis-Saint Louis winner vs. Louisville-DavidsonNew Mexico-Long Beach State winner Marquette-BYU-Murray StateColorado State winner vs. MissouriNorfolk State-Florida-Virginia winner Regional Championship Saturday, March 24 Semifinal winners FINAL FOUR At The Superdome New Orleans National Semifinals Saturday, March 31 East champion vs. Midwest champion South champion vs. West champion National Championship Monday, April 2 Semifinal winners

Men’s NIT

First Round Tuesday’s Games UMass 101, Mississippi State 96, 2OT Seton Hall 63, Stony Brook 61 Iowa 84, Dayton 75 Tennessee 65, Savannah State 51 Northwestern 76, Akron 74 Middle Tennessee 86, Marshall 78 Oregon 96, LSU 76 Washington 82, Texas-Arlington 72 Stanford 76, Cleveland State 65 Wednesday’s Games Minnesota 70, La Salle 61 Drexel 81, UCF 56 Northern Iowa 67, Saint Joseph’s 65 Miami 66, Valparaiso 50 Bucknell 65, Arizona 54 Nevada 68, Oral Roberts 59 Illinois State 96, Mississippi 93, OT


First Round Tuesday’s Games TCU 83, Milwaukee 73 Princeton 95, Evansville 86 Washington State 89, San Francisco 75 Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh 81, Wofford 63 Penn 74, Quinnipiac63 Butler 75, Delaware 58 Wyoming 78, North Dakota State 75 Oregon State 80, Western Illinois 59

First Round Tuesday’s Games Robert Morris 67, Indiana State 60 Mercer 68, Tennessee State 60 Old Dominion 68, Coastal Carolina 66 Georgia State 74, Tennessee Tech 43 Toledo 76, McNeese State 63 Weber State 72, Utah Valley State 69 Wednesday’s Games Manhattan 89, Albany (NY) 79 Fairfield 68, Yale 56 Oakland 86, Bowling Green 69 Buffalo 78, American 61 Drake 70, North Dakota 64 Rice 68, La.-Lafayette 63 Idaho 86, UC Santa Barbara 83 Utah State 75, CS Bakersfield 69 Loyola Marymount 88, Cal State Fullerton 79 Tonight’s Game Kent State (21-11) at SC-Upstate (2012), 6 p.m.

NCAA Women

First Round Schedule DES MOINES REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Allstate Arena Rosemont, Ill. Tennessee (24-8) vs. UT Martin (238), 3:10 p.m. DePaul (22-10) vs. BYU (26-6), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 18 At Stroh Center Bowling Green, Ohio Ohio State (25-6) vs. Florida (19-12), 11:15 a.m. Baylor (34-0) vs. UC Santa Barbara (17-15), 30 minutes following At Carmichael Arena Chapel Hill, N.C. Georgetown (22-8) vs. Fresno State (28-5), 11:20 a.m. Georgia Tech (24-8) vs. Sacred Heart (25-7), 30 minutes following At Jack Stephens Center Little Rock, Ark. Delaware (30-1) vs. UALR (20-12), 4:20 p.m. Nebraska (24-8) vs. Kansas (19-12), 30 minutes following FRESNO REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Ted Constant Convocation Center Norfolk, Va. West Virginia (23-9) vs. Texas (18-13), 10:10 a.m. Stanford (31-1) vs. Hampton (26-4), 30 minutes following At Mackey Arena West Lafayette, Ind. South Carolina (23-9) vs. Eastern Michigan (23-8), 10:05 a.m. Purdue (24-8) vs. South Dakota State (24-8), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 18 At Lloyd Noble Center Norman, Okla. St. John’s (22-9) vs. Creighton (20-12), 4:05 p.m. Oklahoma (20-12) vs. Michigan (2011), 30 minutes following At Memorial Gymnasium Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt (22-9) vs. Middle Tennessee (26-6), 4:10 p.m. Duke (24-5) vs. Samford (20-12), 30 minutes following RALEIGH REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Reed Arena College Station, Texas Arkansas (23-8) vs. Dayton (23-6), 3:05 p.m. Texas A&M (22-10) vs. Albany (NY) (23-9), 30 minutes following At Comcast Center College Park, Md. Maryland (28-4) vs. Navy (18-13), 10:15 a.m. Louisville (22-9) vs. Michigan State (20-11), 30 minutes following


Sunday, March 18 At Joyce Center Notre Dame, Ind. California (24-9) vs. Iowa (19-11), 11:10 p.m. Notre Dame (30-3) vs. Liberty (24-8), 30 minutes following At Donald L. Tucker Center Tallahassee, Fla. Georgia (22-8) vs. Marist (25-7), 11:05 p.m. St. Bonaventure (29-3) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (29-2), 30 minutes following KINGSTON REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 17 At Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, Conn. Kansas State (19-13) vs. Princeton (24-4), 10:20 a.m. UConn (29-4) vs. Prairie View (17-15), 30 minutes following At McCarthey Athletic Center Spokane, Wash. Rutgers (22-9) vs. Gonzaga (26-5), 3:15 p.m. Miami (25-5) vs. Idaho State (24-7), 30 minutes following At Hilton Coliseum Ames, Iowa Kentucky (25-6) vs. McNeese State (26-7), 3:20 p.m. Green Bay (30-1) vs. Iowa State (1812), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 18 At Maravich Center Baton Rouge, La. Penn State (24-6) vs. UTEP (29-3), 4:15 p.m. LSU (22-10) vs. San Diego State (25-6), 30 minutes following

year contract extension through 2017 and with WR DeSean Jackson on a fiveyear contract. ST. LOUIS RAMS-Traded their 2012 first-round draft pick to Washington for its 2012 first and second-round draft picks and its 2013 and 2014 firstround draft picks. Agreed to terms with CB Cortland Finnegan on a fiveyear contract. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS-Re-signed OT Jared Gaither to a four-year contract. Signed LB Jarret Johnson to a four-year contract. Agreed to terms with TE Kory Sperry on a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS-Signed G Carl Nicks and CB Eric Wright to fiveyear contracts. Released C Jeff Faine. WASHINGTON REDSKINS-Signed WR Pierre Garçon and WR Joshua Morgan. HOCKEY National Hockey League OTTAWA SENATORS-Signed F Cole Schneider to a two-year contract and assigned him to Binghamton (AHL). TENNIS ATP TOUR-Fined Michael Llodra $2,500 for verbal abuse during a match in the BNP Paribas Open. COLLEGE CENTRAL MICHIGAN-Fired basketball coach Ernie Zeigler. COLGATE-Named Brad Dunlay assistant offensive line coach. KENT STATE-Fired women’s basketball coach Bob Lindsay. SOUTH CAROLINA-Named Spencer Lewis men’s assistant soccer coach. VILLANOVA-Announced junior G Maalik Wayns will enter the NBA draft and will not hire an agent.


Spring Training Glance

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Houston 1 0 0 3 1 0 Sporting KC 1 0 0 3 1 0 Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 Toronto FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 New York 0 1 0 0 1 2 D.C. 0 1 0 0 0 1 New England 0 1 0 0 0 1 Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 1 3 Columbus 0 1 0 0 0 2 Montreal 0 1 0 0 0 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Portland 1 0 0 3 3 1 Real Salt Lake 1 0 0 3 3 1 Colorado 1 0 0 3 2 0 Vancouver 1 0 0 3 2 0 FC Dallas 1 0 0 3 2 1 San Jose 1 0 0 3 1 0 Seattle 0 0 0 0 0 0 Chivas USA 0 1 0 0 0 1 Los Angeles 0 1 0 0 1 3 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Saturday’s Games Chicago at Montreal, 1 p.m. Houston at San Jose, 4 p.m. Portland at FC Dallas, 7:30 p.m. New England at Sporting Kansas City, 7:30 p.m. New York at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Toronto FC at Seattle FC, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Chivas USA, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Colorado at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. D.C. United at Los Angeles, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday At The Indian Wells Tennis Garden Indian Wells, Calif. Purse: Men: $5.55 million (Masters 1000); $5.44 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Fourth Round Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Pablo Andujar, Spain, 6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-2. Nicolas Almagro (12), Spain, def. Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-0. John Isner (11), United States, def. Matthew Ebden, Australia, 6-4, 7-5. David Nalbandian, Argentina, def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6), France, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. Alexandr Dolgopolov (21), Ukraine, 6-3, 6-2. Roger Federer (3), Switzerland, def. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Women Quarterfinals Victoria Azarenka (1), Belarus, def. Agnieszka Radwanska (5), Poland, 6-0, 6-2.

BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES-Optioned INF Joe Mahoney to Norfolk (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX-Optioned RHP Gregory Infante to Charlotte (IL). Reassigned C Damaso Espino, RHP Brian Omogrosso, RHP Jacob Petricka, OF Brandon Short and OF Delwyn Young to their minor-league camp. Added INF Tyler Saladino to majorleague camp. National League ATLANTA BRAVES-Optioned RHP Erik Cordier to Gwinnett (IL). Reassigned RHP Jason Rice, C Matt Kennelly, OF Todd Cunningham and OF Stefan Gartrell to their minor league camp. NEW YORK METS-Suspended C Eric Langill for seven days without pay after being charged in a drunken driving accident. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS-Optioned RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Brandon Dickson and INF Pete Kozma to Memphis (PCL) and INF Zack Cox to Springfield (Texas). Reassigned RHP Joe Kelly, RHP Shelby Miller and LHP Kevin Siegrist to their minor league camp. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS-Signed G Mike James to a 10-day contract. NEW YORK KNICKS-Announced the resignation of coach Mike D’Antoni. Named Mike Woodson interim coach. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS-Agreed to terms with OL Adam Snyder on a fiveyear contract. CHICAGO BEARS-Agreed to terms with KR-PR Eric Weems on a threeyear contract. CLEVELAND BROWNS-Released G Eric Steinbach. DALLAS COWBOYS-Agreed to terms with CB Brandon Carr on a five-year contract and QB Kyle Orton on a threeyear contract. Signed OL Mackenzy Bernadeau to a four-year contract and FB Lawrence Vickers to a two-year contract. DETROIT LIONS-Signed WR Calvin Johnson an eight-year contract. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS-Agreed to terms with WR Reggie Wayne on a three-year contract. Signed DE Cory Redding. Acquired OL Winston Justice and a 2012 sixth-round draft pick from Philadelphia for a 2012 sixth-round draft pick. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-Agreed to terms with DE Jeremy Mincey on a four-year contract and WR Laurent Robinson to a five-year contract. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-Signed RB Peyton Hillis. MINNESOTA VIKINGS-Signed TE John Carlson to a five-year contract. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS-Named Henry Ellard wide receivers coach. NEW YORK GIANTS-Signed TE Martellus Bennett. NEW YORK JETS-Re-signed K Nick Folk. OAKLAND RAIDERS-Released G Cooper Carlisle and DT John Henderson. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES-Agreed to terms with DE Trent Cole on a four-

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W L Pct Los Angeles 6 2 .750 Miami 6 3 .667 San Francisco 8 4 .667 Houston 7 4 .636 Chicago 6 5 .545 Washington 5 5 .500 San Diego 6 7 .462 Colorado 5 6 .455 Milwaukee 5 6 .455 St. Louis 4 5 .444 Cincinnati 5 7 .417 Philadelphia 5 7 .417 Pittsburgh 4 7 .364 New York 3 7 .300 Arizona 3 8 .273 Atlanta 2 10 .167 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against nonmajor league teams do not. Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh 11, Baltimore 5 Detroit 7, N.Y. Mets 6, 10 innings Miami 4, Tampa Bay 2 Houston 4, St. Louis 3 Toronto 7, N.Y. Yankees 5 Minnesota 6, Philadelphia 4 Milwaukee 10, Chicago Cubs 2 Chicago White Sox 9, L.A. Angels 7 Colorado (ss) 6, Texas 1 San Diego 9, Cincinnati 4 San Francisco 2, Cleveland 2, tie, 10 innings San Diego 8, Arizona (ss) 0 Atlanta 6, Washington 5 Seattle 6, Kansas City 2 Today’s Games Baltimore vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., noon Atlanta vs. Philadelphia (ss) at Clearwater, Fla., noon N.Y. Yankees vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., noon Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., noon Toronto vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., noon N.Y. Mets vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., noon Philadelphia (ss) vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., noon St. Louis vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. Arizona vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Mesa, Ariz., 3 p.m. San Diego vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3 p.m. Kansas City vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3 p.m. Cincinnati vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3 p.m. Oakland vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. San Francisco vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 9 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 69 44 18 7 95 192 150 Pittsburgh 68 42 21 5 89 219 173 Philadelphia 69 40 22 7 87 223 197 New Jersey 70 40 25 5 85 195 182 N.Y. Islanders 70 28 31 11 67 164 211 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 69 40 26 3 83 223 170 Ottawa 71 36 25 10 82 218 209 Buffalo 71 33 29 9 75 178 201 Toronto 70 30 32 8 68 202 217 Montreal 71 28 32 11 67 188 198 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 69 33 23 13 79 171 193 Washington 70 36 28 6 78 189 197 Winnipeg 70 33 29 8 74 186 197 Tampa Bay 69 32 30 7 71 197 234 Carolina 70 26 29 15 67 183 211 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 71 45 18 8 98 186 139 Detroit 71 44 24 3 91 219 171 Nashville 69 41 21 7 89 200 179 Chicago 71 38 25 8 84 213 209 Columbus 70 22 41 7 51 161 226 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 70 42 20 8 92 219 177 Colorado 72 38 30 4 80 191 193 Calgary 70 33 25 12 78 176 193 Minnesota 70 29 31 10 68 150 194 Edmonton 70 27 36 7 61 185 209 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas 71 39 27 5 83 188 188 Phoenix 71 35 25 11 81 187 182 San Jose 69 34 25 10 78 189 178 Los Angeles 70 33 25 12 78 159 154 Anaheim 71 30 30 11 71 177 196 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Games Colorado 5, Buffalo 4, SO Montreal 3, Ottawa 2, SO Winnipeg 5, Dallas 2 Edmonton 3, Columbus 0 Phoenix 5, Vancouver 4 Anaheim 4, Detroit 0 Phoenix 5, Vancouver, 4 Thursday’s Games Colorado at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Carolina, 6 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 8 p.m. Nashville at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

Lawrence swim team and lessons: Ad Astra Area Aquatics is a competitive year-round swim team that offers practices for ages 6-18 throughout the week. For information, visit or call Patrick at 331-6940. O

Aquahawks openings: The Lawrence Aquahawks swimming team is always accepting new members. The Aquahawks are a year-round USA Swimmingsponsored competitive swim team. The Aquahawks offer a swim lesson program and competitive swim team for all ages. For information contact Zach at 785-393-7966 or

LET US KNOW Do you have a camp or a tournament or a sign-up session on tap? How about someone who turned in a noteworthy performance? We’d like you to tell us about it. Mail it to Our Town Sports, Journal-World, Box 888, Lawrence 66044, fax it to 785 8434512, e-mail to or call 832-7147.

Camp for boys and girls in grades K-5 will run 9-11:30 a.m. June 11-15. A Day Camp for boys and girls grades O 5-8 will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Indoor facility: An June 11-15. Girls Residential indoor baseball/softball and Team Camps run July practice facility is avail13-16 and July 17-20 for able in Big Springs, with girls in grades 4-12. And a Boys Elite Residential Camp five full-size batting cages, runs Joly 17-20 for boys in three pitching tunnels and an 70-by-70-foot open area grades 6-12. For information, visit http://www. that can be expanded to 140-by-70. For information, visit www.BigSpringsSports. kan-camps-soccer.html. O com or call 785-887-6700. O Eudora T-ball/baseKVSA registration: Regball/softball: Sign-up is istration is open for the Kaw open for Eudora Amateur Valley Soccer Association’s Baseball and Softball Asspring soccer, with age groups sociation summer ball profrom 3 to U19. Deadline is gram (T-ball, baseball, softtoday. For information, call ball). Registration deadline is Friday with late fees. This 749-5872 or email kirsten@ program is a rec program O focusing on youth developYouth soccer camps: ment and good sportsmanship. For information, visit Several “You are fantastic” youth soccer camps are or email eudorabaseball@ slated on the Kansas University campus, all in room O 215 at Robinson Gym. Coed KU baseball camps: third through eighth grades: 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays; coed There will be two Jayhawk Baseball Camp offerings this preschool-third grades: spring. The four-week Hitting 6-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays; girls Academies, for ages 8-14, K-4: 5:30-7 p.m. Wedneswill run 6-8 p.m. in four-week days; girls fourth-eighth sessions in March and April. grades: 5:30-7 p.m. ThursAnd Spring Training will run 9 days. Walk-ons welcome through today. For informa- a.m.-noon on March 19-20 for grades K-8. For information tion, contact coach Riny at call 785-864-7907. O

FUNdamental Softball: Learn the proper mechanics and techniques to playing softball. Emphasis placed on fundamental instruction teaching the aspects of pitching, catching, fielding, baserunning and hitting. Coach and team consulting available, too. Sessions held at Big Springs Sports Facility. For information contact LuAnn Metsker at 785-331-9438 or


Vipers looking: Lawrence Vipers 14U C tournament softball team will hold a practice/tryout at 1 p.m. Sunday at YSC field No. 8. Vipers are looking for a catcher, pitcher and outfielder, but all positions are welcome. For information, call coach Melvin at 331-6735 or email Lawrencevipers4U2NV@ O

Horseshoes anyone?: O Anyone interested in pitchDouglas County Amaing horseshoes is welcome teur Baseball: Lawrence at 7 p.m. every Thursday Parks & Recreation still has at Broken Arrow. Contact a few team openings in both Wynne at 843-8450. O the U8 and U12 divisions Soccer camp: The KC of its more competitive CORE WEST Spring Break baseball leagues. Deadline soccer came will be held at for team entries is the first eight teams per division. For room 215 at Kansas Univerinformation contact Lee Ice sity’s Robinson Natatorium. Camps are for preschoolat O kindergarten (10-11:30 Premier soccer opena.m.); first-fifth grades ings: KC Core Soccer of (noon-2 p.m.); and fifthLawrence is forming new eighth grades (2-4:30 p.m.). premier teams in Lawrence. For information, contact We are currently recruiting or for U9 (2nd and 3rd grades) call 795-550-3452. O and U10 (4th grade) girls Phenix seeking: The teams. Teams are being 14U Lawrence Phenix is formed now with practices in Lawrence and league play looking for a pitcher and in the Spring Heartland Soc- utility player for a competitive fastpitch team. Email cer League. For additional michaellevy@sunflower. information, please contact com for a private tryout. Dan Stevens, Director of O Coaching, 913-952-5264 or GTR events: Gametime dstevens@kccoresoccer. com, or coach Riny DeBoer Recreation (940 E. 28th at Street) has several events O scheduled during spring break. Softball registration: They include open gyms on Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch March 17 and March 19-23. Softball Registration runs Also, there will be a Spring Feb. 1-April 2 for all age Football Challenge on March groups — 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U 23-25 for four age divisions and 16U. The 8U Divisionfrom second through eighth Machine Pitch teams will be grades. For information, email formed by individual or call trations from schools and 785-856-3212. O grades. Cost is $65 per child. Orchards Ladies: The The 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U divisions will be Team Regis- Orchards Ladies Golf Club will trations. Fee: $900 per team. hold its preseason meeting at 9:30 a.m. March 24 at the Player’s eligibility is deterOrchards Golf Course,3000 mined by age as of Jan. 1, 2012. No more than 8 teams Billings Parkway. OLGC is a in each division. For informa- nine-hole league that plays either Thursday evenings or Frition, call 832-7940, email day mornings. New members of all skill level are welcome. or go to and For information, call Barb click on Youth Sports. O Trouslot, 766-1046. Facility available: An inO door baseball practice facility Alvamar Ladies: Alis available for team/individual vamar Ladies Golf Club’s rental. Visit www.thefacilitypreseason meeting will be for information, at 6 p.m. March 26 in the public clubhouse. ALGC is a or call 785-230-9624 O nine-hole Monday evening KU soccer camps: league and is open to golfers Kansas University will hold of all skill levels. For informaseveral youth soccer camps tion, call Barb Trouslot at this summer. A Weekicks 766-1046.

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RN/LPN/CNA Strong management & clinical skills, Positive attitude. Knowledgeable in passing medications. Kansas license in good standing. Competitive wages. Must be a Team player, reliable and dependable. Compassionate for the elderly. Multi-tasking skills required. Inquire Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab, 700 Cherokee, Oskaloosa, KS 66066 785-863-2108

Trade Skills


Marketing Coordinator

Auction Calendar PUBLIC AUCTION Sun., Mar. 18, 10 am Knights of Columbus Club 2206 East 23rd Street Lawrence, KS D & L Auctions 785-766-5630

Over 130 pianos in every style & finish imaginable!

Manufacturing & Assembly

Great Career Opportunities CSL Plasma has immediate openings for:

We are looking for a Plasma Center Physician (4-6 hours per week) for our Lawrence plasma collection center. This position is a great fit for a MD or DO seeking to have a reduced and flexible work schedule OR supplement hours to a current practice. These consulting positions give you the perfect opportunity to oversee the Nurses/Medical Staff Associates within the center. You’ll review and sign Medical Staff Associate (RNs, LPNs/LVNs) notebooks weekly, approve or defer continued donations, review test results, conduct confidential interviews with donors to obtain information and train new Medical Staff Associates. Requirements: • MD or DO degree • Current CPR certification • Current, active medical license (no malpractice insurance needed) 2nd year medical residents are welcome to apply. To apply, visit our on-line application system at:

Campus Location

Studio, 1 & 2 Bedrooms Gas, Water & Trash Paid


Mechanic The Lawrence Paper Company, a 120 year old local manufacturer of corrugated shipping containers, is seeking applicants for a Mechanic position. Candidates for this position should have at least 5 years of progressive experience in the maintenance of industrial production equipment. Other requirements include: mechanical as well as basic electrical skills, trouble shooting skills, ability to work with minimal supervision, knowledge of lockout/tag out procedures, willingness to work first, second and weekend shifts as scheduled and an excellent safety record. We offer a competitive wage as well as a complete benefits package, including medical & dental insurance, 401(k), paid vacation and holidays, wellness program and an employee assistance program. Apply at or in person at: The Lawrence Paper Company Personnel Office 2901 Lakeview Road Lawrence, KS 66049 785-865-4588



Office-Clerical Receptionist Full time, general office work for busy law office. 785-856-3264


Laborers Needed Now hiring landscape and mowing laborers. Pre-employment drug screen required. Apply at 601 N. Iowa, Lawrence.

SHIPPING CLERK: Attention to detail, strength to carry heavy boxes, own transportation required. 15 hours per week, $8.00 per hour. Send cover letter and resume to EEI, P.O. Box 1304, Lawrence, Kansas, 66044.


Outside Sales Reps If you enjoy talking with people, working flex ible hours, and directly determining how much money you earn, then the Knology Direct Sales Representative role may be the ideal job for you! We offer a base salary with a generous commission plan (Earn up to $60K Per Year) along with a comprehensive benefits pack age that includes discounted Cable TV, Group Insur ance, 401k, Paid Time Off, And more! To find out more about this career opportunity go to to apply send resume to christina.phelps@knology.c om EOE, Drug Free Work place

Social Services COF Training Services, Inc. a 44 year old not-for-profit organization that provides services to people with developmental disabilities in Coffey, Osage, Franklin counties, is seeking a REGISTERED NURSE to provide and coordinate nursing and medical services to the people we serve in our three county area. COF provides competitive wages and excellent benefits. Please submit a cover letter and resume with names and contact information of three references by March 26, 2012, to the attention of: Executive Director, PO Box 459, Ottawa, KS 66067


Go to or call 785-832-1000. UP TO FOUR PACKAGES TO CHOOSE FROM!

Chase Court Apts. 1 & 2 Bedrooms


Campus Location, W/D Pool, Gym & Small Pet OK

Job Summary: Places orders, expedites back orders, and processes paperwork associated with the Company’s products.


1 : Orders and follows up on orders and back orders, expedites delivery of orders, makes special arrangements for delivery, and communicates the expected delivery date to the receiving department. 2 : Maintains an upto-date filing system on pricing and vendors to ensure immediate and accurate access to information. 3 : Monitors inventory levels of assigned product categories. 4 : Expedites material through established vendors as dictated by system generated information or manual processes coordinating, a smooth flow of materials through the supply chain. 5 : Assumes other duties as assigned by supervisor. 6 : Orders and expedites material through vendors. 7 : Monitors inventory levels. 8 : Coordinates smooth flow of materials through supply chain. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED (EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/ KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS): 1 : Must have a minimum of 3 years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment. 2 : Must possess the ability to coordinate multiple driven projects. 3 : Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with diverse personalities in a tactful and flexible manner. 4 : Must possess strong analytical, numerical, and reasoning abilities. 5 : Must possess computer systems knowledge (Microsoft office applications) 6 : Prefer (JD Edwards or Oracle) MRP/ERP system experience. Please apply online at

WarehouseProduction Warehouse Person needed to load/unload product and at times will make deliveries to and pickups from customers. Must have forklift experience, experience in driving a two-ton truck with a CDL or be able to obtain one. Must have HS diploma or GED. Position is FT, Mon.-Fri. 8am-4:30pm Please apply at: Cottonwood Inc. 2801 W. 31st St. Lawrence or EOE

1BR — 810 E. 14th, 1 story, CA, W/D hookup, DW, $430/ mo., 1 pet ok. 785-841-5797

Crossgate Casita’s

New 1BR - $540/mo. Open Mon.-Sat. Noon-4pm, 2451 Crossgate Dr. 785-760-7899

Cedarwood Apts 2411 Cedarwood Ave. Beautiful & Spacious

1 & 2BRs start at $400/mo. * Near campus, bus stop * Laundries on site * Near stores, restaurants * Water & trash paid 4BR duplex - start at $795 —————————————————— Get Coupon* for $25 OFF


*Sign lease by Mar. 31, 2012 AND College Students


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Looking for qualified building manager with skills in floor care, HVAC systems and general maintenance.


2200 SW Eveningside Dr. Topeka, KS 66614 No phone calls please


Available Spring 2012

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Garages - Pool - Fitness Center • Ironwood Court Apts. • Park West Gardens Apts • Park West Town Homes • Homes at Monterey Bluffs and Green Tree Call for more details 785.840.9467

PARKWAY COMMONS 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

Now Leasing for Fall 2012! W/D, Pool, Small Pet OK! 785-842-3280 2BR — 1017 Illinois. 2 story, 1 bath, CA, DW. $500/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 2BR — 1305 Kentucky, in 4-plex. CA, DW. No pets. $450/mo. Call 785-841-5797 2BR - 2412 Alabama, 2nd floor in 4-plex. 1 bath, CA, DW, washer/dryer, no pets. $470/mo. Call 785-841-5797 2BR — 725 W. 25th, In 4plex, CA, W/D hookup, offst. parking. $410-$420/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 2BR — 934 Illinois, In 4-plex, 1st floor, DW. $490/month. No pets. Call 785-841-5797


2BR starting at $580 W/D included. Pool

The Woods of Old West Lawrence 785-841-4935 2-4BR, 1310 Kentucky. Near KU. $595 - $1,200/mo. $200 $400 Deposit. 785-842-7644

ASHBURY TOWNHOMES Near K-10, W/D hookups & fenced courtyard. 3BR Available, No dogs


Call NOW 785-842-1322

Call for Specials! 2 Bedrooms near KU. Pool, microwave, DW, and laundry facilities 837 MICHIGAN 3 & 4 Bedrooms FREE wireless internet, DW, W/D, pool, on KU bus route. Some with garages. 660 GATEWAY COURT

Call 785-841-8400

1BR — 740 Massachusetts, above Wa Restaurant, big windows, 1 bath, CA. $750/ mo. No pets. 785-841-5797

Building Manager

via 9 community newspaper sites.

Start at $495 One Bedroom/studio style Pool - Fitness Center -On-Site Laundry - Water & Trash Pd.

2, 3 & 4BRs

Apartments Unfurnished

Days in print vary with package chosen.

Send resumé and letter of interest to: TCS


Apartments & Townhomes

785.843.4040 Offering Leases through the end of May 2012

target NE Kansas


Fall & Immediate Avail.

2001 W. 6th. 785-841-8468

Sunrise Place Sunrise Village

All packages include AT LEAST 7 days online, 2 photos online, 4000 chracters online, and one week in top ads.


Apartments Unfurnished Applecroft Apts.

Pay Raise Every Payday!!!

EZ GO MP209, Kansas Turnpike Lawrence, KS 66044 Call 785-843-2547 for directions

Vintage Steinway Grands

Models A, B, M, O, S Verticals available too! Mid-America Piano 800-950-3774


Move-in Special for 1BRs Only one of each left: 2BR Apt.& 2BR Townhome


Quiet, great location on KU bus route, no pets, W/D in all units. 785-842-5227 Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644

Spring Into Action

Take advantage of our rent specials while they last! 2 & 3BR units, all elect., water/trash pd. Sm. dog and students welcome! Income restrictions apply


Call 785-838-9559


3BR — 1131 Tennessee, 1st floor, 1 bath. Avail. now. No pets. $650/mo. 785-841-5797 3BR, 2121 Inverness, for Aug. 2 story, 2.5 bath, CA, DW, W/D hookup, 2 car, 1 pet. $940/mo. 785-841-5797 3BR — 1004 Alma, for Aug. 2 story, 2 bath, 2 car, FP, DW, CA, W/D hookup, 1 pet. $825/mo. 785-841-5797


Briarstone Apts.

1010 Emery * 785-749-7744

PARKWAY COMMONS SPECIAL!!! 3BR, 2 Bath - Just $795

For Immediate Move In! 785-842-3280 3BR — 2327 Yale, 2 story, 2 bath, CA, DW, FP, 2 car garage, no pets. $900/mo. Call 785-841-5797

Apartments Unfurnished 3BR, 2414 Lancaster, for Aug. 2 story, 2 bath, 2 car, CA, W/D hookups, DW, FP, deck, fenced yard, 1 pet ok, $840, 785-841-5797 3BR 932 Rhode Island, for Aug, 1st floor, 1 bath, has W/D, CA, $560, no pets, 785-841-5797



3BR, 2 bath, $820-$840 2BR, 1 bath, $760/mo. Half Off Deposit

Overbrook 3BR Ranch, approx. 2 acres, trees, rural water. approx. 1342 sq. ft. hardwood floors, freshly painted int/ext. Decks, 20 miles SW of Lawrence. $99,500. Owner/Agent Richard Wright. 785-841-0841


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DISH Network. Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 Pre- Training Classes - Lawrence mium Movie Channels Jayhawk Kennel Club, 6 FREE for 3 Months! SAVE! & wks. $70. Enroll online, Ask About SAME DAY In- or call stallation! 877-992-1237 785-842-5856 deadline 3/22. SAVE on Cable TV-Internet-Digital Phone. Packages start at $89.99/mo (for 12 months.) Options from ALL major service providers. Call Acceller today to learn more! CALL 1-877-736-7087

Gage Management 785-842-7644 3-4BR, 1028 Ohio. Lovely 2 Room unfinished cabin w/ home great for family, near loft, on lg. lot in Lake Shore KU/downtown. Low utils. Estates, Lake Perry. Repo, Advertise your product or Has study, appls., parking. 3BR, 1.5 bath, N. Michigan St. assume owner financing service nationwide or by (Woodcreek). Hardwood with no down payment. $1,305/mo. 785-979-6830 region in over 10 million Livestock floors, deck, bsmt. $725. $257 monthly. 785-554-9663 households in North 785-841-5454, 785-760-1874 Regents Court America’s best suburbs! TV, Magnavox 20” bedroom 3 - 6 acres, includes pond, Place your classified ad in color TV delivered. Excel- Livestock Sale: 1st Annual Furnished 3 & 4BRs 2BR, in a 4-plex. New carAngus Bull & Female Sale. On Hwy. 40 near Big over 750 suburban news- lent, $85. 785-832-2266 Washer/dryer included pet, vinyl, cabinets, counWed., Mar. 21, 2012 6:30PM. Springs. Owner will trade papers just like this one. 19th & Mass., on bus route tertop. W/D is included. Overbrook Livestock Comand/or finance with no Call Classified Avenue at Ask about $575/mo. 785-865-2505 mission Co., Overbrook, KS. down payment. From $171 888-486-2466 or go to 2-person Special! May-Way Farms, Woodbury per month. 785-554-9663 785-842-4455 Farms. For more info visit: AVAIL. Now AT&T U-Verse for just 20 Acres-Live On Land 3BR, 2 bath, major appls., 785-979-2183, 785-214-0560 $29.99/mo! SAVE when NOW!! Only $99/mo. FP, 2 car. 785-865-2505 you bundle Internet $0 Down, Owner +Phone+TV & get up to ing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! 3BR Townhomes Avail. $300 BACK! Near El Paso, Texas, (Select plans). Adam Ave. Lawrence Beautiful Mountain Limited Time Call NOW! 2 bath, 2 car, 1,700 sq. ft., Views! 1-866-944-0810 some with fenced yards, Free Color Brochure. 3434 Tillerman Dr. $995/mo. Pets okay with 800-755-8953 Look for signs at Church bench, 4 ft., painted paid pet deposit. Kasold/Peterson and white, $30. GE refrigerator Stonegate Subdivision. - 20.6 cu. ft., $125, excellent 100 ACRE LAND SALE Cars-Domestic condition. TV tristero w/ BRAND NEW 785-841-4785 Saturday, March 17th Near Growing drawers in bottom - $100. 2 One Month FREE 8am-1pm. El Paso, Texas fisher speakers. - $20. Call Lots of great stuff! KU Was $64,500 Now $19,500 785-830-9048 Tuckaway at Frontier gear, household items, Almost 70% Discount. $0 542 Frontier, Lawrence Dog House, Top Paw two small patio table + 4 Down, No Credit Checks! piece plastic dog house. chairs, jewelry, and Beautiful views, 1BR, 1.5 bath Good condition. 29” long other items. owner financing. 2BR, 2.5 baths x24” wide x 17” high. $50 FREE color brochure. Rent Includes cash only. 785-843-7980 1-800-343-9444 NEW TOWNHOMES All Utilities. Plus Cable, Early Garage Sale AT IRONWOOD Fish tank w/stand. Floval Internet, Fitness & Pool. 918 Wellington Rd. 305 Filteration. Lots of ex* 4BR, 2LR, 2-Car Garage Garages Available 6:30 am-11:30 am Farms-Acreage tras food, floval medium * Kitchen Appls., W/D Elevators to all floors and watwe tester w//5 Many household items, * Daylight/Walkout Bsmt. 6 acres w/3 Martin Bldgs., 2 tests. Will deliver for $20. microwave, baby strollReserve YOURS * Granite Countertops lg. barns, silo,smokehouse, extra fee. $100. Ron ers, baby jumper, baby Showings By Appointment for Spring/Fall with utils. Near Big Springs 402-216-7366 clothing, Pepsi pop mawww.mallardproperties Call Today 785-856-8900 /Hwy 40. 785-554-9663 Fishtank w/stand, 20 gal- chine, bakers rack, DVD’s, Buick 2005 Century lon tank, with light bulb, shoes, train table, and Call 785-842-1524 V6, 20-30MPG, Auto, FWD, filter, and all accessories. toys. Cloth, CD, Cruise, Canyon Court Apts $100. 785-764-3643 3BR, 2 bath, 2 car, FP, NW Wow 65K, $7500 LEASING FOR FALL! No pets. Available Now. View pictures at Garage Door Opener, 1/3 Luxury 1, 2 & 3 BR $900/mo. Call 785-865-6064 HP motor. Remote, single 700 Comet Ln. 785-832-8805 Saturday, March 17, 785.856.0280 car delivered, $75. 9:00 AM 845 Iowa St. 785-832-2266 Apartments, Houses & Lawrence, KS 66049 Duplexes. 785-842-7644 5920 Longleaf Dr. Get the BEST DEAL & Lawrence SAVE on TRIPLE PLAYS, Antiques Cable, Internet + Phone! Bedroom set, High Speed Internet un(2) Early Robert Sudlow PARKWAY 6000 dining room, der $20/mo. CALL NOW! Great Locations! Great Prices! Paintings, Late 70’s. LawChevrolet 2007 Cobalt Misc. furniture CALL FOR SPECIALS! 800-418-1404 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms rence Antique Mall please Victory Red, 84K Washer/dryer, • 3 Bedroom, 2 bath call 785-842-1328. PurClean, Local Trade-In Call for SPECIALS refrigerator Deluxe Tiller. • 2 car garage w/opener chased from the Hallmark MANTIS Apply On-Line At 785-838-3377, 785-841-3339 Wallace and Newport NEW! FastStart engine. • W/D hookups Archives. Sterling Ships FREE. One-Year • Maintenance free 785-841-0102 Fostoria & misc. Money-Back Guarantee 785-832-0555, 785-766-2722 glassware when you buy DIRECT. and Much more. Call for the DVD and Saddlebrook & Cash only FREE Good Soil book! 423B E 4th Street Overland Pointe 866-969-1041 Tonganoxie, KS 66086 LUXURY TOWNHOMES 913-704-5037 Perfect for weddings, In GREAT Move In Specials Antiques, Collectibles, Garage original boxes. Rehearsal Glass, Furniture, Treasures Sale Call for Details dinners, birthdays, show-

Pontiac 2007 Grand Prix GXP, V8, local trade, leather, sunroof, remote start, Monsoon sound, XM, On Star, very nice! Stk#537472 only $16,755. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Pontiac 2009 Torrent AWD, V6, alloy wheels, roof rack, ABS, very sporty, stk#194281 only $15,841. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Saturn 2008 Outlook XR leather heated memory seats, remote start, alloy wheels, 22 mpg with room for 7, GM certified and more. Stk#10044 only $22,850. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Estate Sale


Now Leasing for 2012!

Studio, 1, 2 & 3 BRs

Fast, Reliable Maintenance On-site Management Close to KU, 3 Bus Stops

Bob Billings & Crestline


Rentals Avail. Now!

1BR - $600, 2BR - $700, 3BR - $800 Small pets allowed. On bus route, reserved parking, pool, playground, total electric, and washer, dryer & DW in every unit.

PERFECT for Serious Students and/or GREAT for Families.


4641 W. 6th, Lawrence behind Blockbuster


625 Folks Rd • 785-832-8200

Houses 1st Class, Pet Friendly Houses & Apts. 785-842-1069


2 & 3 Bedroom Houses

Now leasing for Fall 2012! Pet under 60lbs OK! 785-842-3280 3BR, 1 bath, 1 car garage w/ opener, range, refrig., W/D hookups. $795/mo. Deposit & Refs. Call 785-749-3840 3BR, 1603 Lindenwood Lane. 1 bath, carport. $700/mo. Available April 1. Contact Heritage Realty 785-841-1412

Baby & Children Items

Adjustable In-line Ad Skates, In good condition, child sizes 10 to 13, easy to Perfect for weddings, readjust, $5. Please call hearsal dinners, birthdays, showers, anniversaries, or 785-749-7984. any celebration. 42 clear Cosco Car Seat with glass, globe vases includup-front adjustment, and ing pebbles with blue flowremovable cup holder. Su- ers around the top. $1 per condition. We paid each. Call 785-842-8865 $200, will take $75. Call REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! 785-749-5829 Get a 4-Room All Digital Satellite system installed Graco Highback Booster for FREE and programming seat, perfect condition. starting at $24.99/mo. FREE $20. Call 785-749-5829 HD/DVR upgrade for new callers, SO CALL NOW. Rug, Children’s 3 by 4 foot 1-800-699-7159 play rug. Hardly used. Colors very bright. Provides Sony Portable DVD Player, lots of entertainment. See with remote and charger, New, $100. photo image online $10. like 785-764-3643 Call 785-843-0333



Studio Apartments 600 sq. ft., $675/mo. 825 sq. ft., $855/mo. No pets allowed Call Today 785-841-6565

ers, anniversaries, or any celebration. 50 clear glass, globe vases including pebbles. Regularly $4 each, NOW $100 buys all 50. Call 785-842-8865


3BR, 2 bath, 2 car, fenced. Keyboard Kawai Prairie Park School, K-10 Baseball Books, “The Base- 25” access. 2712 Kensington. ball Encyclopedia” and MS710, 576 variations plus recorder, $95. 785-832-2266 $1100/mo. 785-843-3993 The Official Major League Baseball Playbook”. Both A Box of Piano Instruc3BR — 1130 Highland,for books - $15. 785-843-9573 tional Books, beginner to Aug. 1 bath, 1 story, CA, intermediate levels, all in W/D hookup, DW, garage. good condition. $15/box, $900. No pets. 785-841-5797 Computer-Camera or pick what you like for $1/each. Call 785-749-5829. 3BR — 2109 Mitchell,for Aug. 1 story, 1 bath, 1 car, CA, Android Pad, 7 inch An- Casio Keyboard, 36” Studios & 1BRs for Aug. 1. 1/2 DW, No pets. W/D hook- droid pad, (Tablet) iT comes with various Apps $98 CTK530, 64 Rhythms plus block to KU. $400-$525. GAS/ ups, $775/mo. 785-841-5797 tones, $98. 785-832-2266 Call 785-843-1425 WATER PAID. 785-842-7644 1628 W. 19th Terrace Batteries & two recharg2BR — 2400 Alabama, 2nd Avail. NOW. 4BR + study, 2 ers, (one is charger car garage, fenced yard. floor, 1 bath, AC, DW, launCG-580) for Canon 50D. finished bsmt. $1,600/mo. dry on-site. $490/mo. No Used 2 Canon batteries 785-841-4785 pets. Call 785-841-5797 and 6 generic batteries. $50 cash only. Call Studios — 2400 Alabama, all 785-843-7980. Brand New elect., plenty of parking, AC, Single Family Homes laundry. $390, water/cable Digital Pianos - fun for 4 & 5 BRs - Avail. Now paid. No pets. 785-841-5797 all ages! Tons of sounds, 2,400 -3 ,300 sq. ft. rhythms & features. $1,800 $2,200 month Sunrise Terrace — 10th & Come visit us today! Garber Property Mgmt. Arkansas, so close to KU! 785-537-3774 785-841-4785 2BR w/study or 3rd BR, 2 full bath, CA, DW, laundry, Lawnmower, Honda Easy some with W/D, lots of Apartments, Houses & Start old lawnmower, parking. $550 - $750/mo. Duplexes. 785-842-7644 Listen to your favorite needs tuneup but works. No pets. 785-841-5797 artists perform in your $10 cash. 785-843-7205. home with a player piano. Ask about adding one to Near Stadium/Downtown Furniture Duplexes your current piano Premium Rental 785-537-3774 Updated 3BR, 2 bath with Chairs, pair of upholstered Apartments, Houses & eat-in kitchen, stainless arm chairs good condiMason & Hamlin Duplexes. 785-842-7644 appls., W/D, deck, & lawn tion. $30. Call 785-843-9573 Upright Pianos. care. More properties are Recently restored available. $525 - $550/BR. Recliner. Almost new & refinished. Only $4988! For Aug. 1st 816-686-8868 leather electric recliner. Townhomes Call 785-537-3774 Paid $1,000, asking only for details. $300. Sold in the Journal Use Tax Refund Tonganoxie World Classifieds!

to Invest in a Co-op

1, 2, & 3BR townhomes in Cooperative. Units start at $412 - $485/mo. Water, trash, sewer paid. FIRST MONTH FREE! Back patio, CA, hard wood floors, full bsmt., stove, refrig., W/D hookup, garbage disposal, Reserved parking. On site management & maintenance. 24 hr. emergency maintenance. Membership & Equity Fee Required. 785-842-2545 (Equal Housing Opportunity)

3BR country home, 2 bath, 2 car, full bsmt., lg. yard. $850/mo. Month-month lease 816-807-1832, 913-369-3055

Office Space Office Space Available

at 5040 Bob Billings Pkwy.


Retail & Commercial Space 2859 Four Wheel Drive

Studio/office, Wi-Fi avail., private bathroom, 697 sq.ft. 785-842-5227 for more info 2BR, 2 bath, fireplace, CA, W/D hookups, 2 car with opener. Easy access to I-70. Includes paid cable. Pets under 20 lbs. allowed Call 785-842-2575


Move-In Specials! • 2BRs available now • 2 Bath, W/D hookups • 2 Car garage w/opener • New kitchen appliances • Maintenance free 785-749-2555/785-766-2722

2 Bedrooms $550-$800/mo. 785-832-8728 / 785-331-5360

Four Wheel Drive Townhomes

2859 Four Wheel Drive Amazing 2BR, tranquil intimate setting, free standing townhome w/ courtyard, cathedral ceilings, skylights, & W/D. Most residents professionals. Pets ok. Water & trash pd. $685/mo. 785-842-5227 HAWTHORN TOWNHOMES 2 & 3 Bedroom Townhomes Now leasing for Fall 2012! Pet under 60lbs OK! 785-842-3280

Area Open Houses

OPEN HOUSE - Lawrence Sun., Mar. 18, Noon - 3PM

1863 Villow Woods Court 3BR, 2 bath 1 level home. lg. LR w/gas FP, walk-in closet,kitchen appls. stay, 2 car, patio, wood fenced/ landscaped yard w/ relaxing water feature. Near nature trail. $157,500. Stop by or call for private appt. 785-550-9549, 785-842-1560

Mobile Homes

OWNER WILL FINANCE 3BR, 2 bath, CH/CA, appls., shed, clean, move in ready! Lawrence 816-830-2152

Vanity table, Great condition, $25.00. 785-841-3332

Health & Beauty Attention Joint & Muscle Pain Sufferers: Clinically proven all-natural supplement helps reduce pain and enhance mobility. Call 888-474-8936 to try Hydraflexin RISK-FREE for 90 days. Diabetes/Cholesterol/ Weight Loss Bergamonte, a Natural Product for Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and weight. Physician recommended, backed by Human Clinical Studies with amazing results. Call today and save 15% off your first bottle! 888-470-5390 WANTED YOUR DIABETES TEST STRIPS. Unexpired. We buy Any Kind/Brand. Pay up to $25.00 per box. Shipping Paid. Hablamos espanol. Call 1-800-267-9895

Household Misc. Clipper 4 dog crate, Excellent condition. 27 (long) x 20 (high) x 19 (wide). $50 cash only. 785-843-7980

Over 130 pianos in every style & finish imaginable!

Stop by our store today! Mid-America Piano 785-537-3774 Pianos, (3) 2 Baldwin Acrosonics and 1 Winter Co. Spinet, $475-575 Price includes tuning & delivery. 785-832-9906

Pre-owned Yamaha Pianos

More than 10 available. Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut, & Ebony finish. 800-950-3774 Records, LP records from the 1960s and 1970s. 10 records - $10. 785-843-9573

Vintage Steinway Grands

Models A, B, M, O, S Verticals available too! Mid-America Piano 800-950-3774


Roasting Pan, New in Box Equipment 18” Oval Stainless raosting pan with dome lid, $20. Golf Club, Cobra Hybrid #3 Call 785-865-4215 Wood, Left handed, Like New! Regular price $149, Table, 6’ 5” X 11’ 5” Table now $30. Call 785-841-2381. covered with astroturf. Great for train or slotcar Golf Clubs, matched set: 3 6 irons, sand track. $100. extra to de- woods, wedge, & pitching wedge. liver. 402-216-7366 Comes with bag. $50. Call Twin comforter sets, two, 785-843-9573 matching sheets and bedskirt, $50.00. Ticket Mart 785-841-3332

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NCAA 1st round Omaha, KU game, 2 seats, 1st row, 1st balcony. incl. 2 games, Fri. afternoon & eve. $195/ea. $390/pr. Sun. game avail. Make offer. 402-917-6771

Friday, 8am-2pm & Saturday, 8am-1pm, 2900 Topeka Lane Rhode Gear (4) bike carrier, hp photosmart 7550 printer, Fender 15G amp, AB lounger, computer chair, kitchen, small artificial tree, storage containers, small furniture, book shelves, large kiddie pool, framed art/prints, desk lamps, extra large suitcase, purses, and many more useful items


Huge Garage and Bake Sale! Address: 2900 Santa Fe Lane Fri. 3/16, 7 am - 4 pm Sat. 3/17, 7 am - 4 pm

Furniture: Entertainment Center, Recliner, Gazebo, Twin Bed Electronics Toys Glassware Clothes Tools Books Kids bikes Powerwheels Jeep Games Movies Come support your local Venturing Crew 2052!

STORAGE UNIT GARAGE SALE held at A1 Mini storage behind Dale Willey automotive. 2840 Iowa St. Unit 142. Friday March 16- 3-6pm. Restocked for Sat. March 17 9AM-2pm. Furniture, collectibles, small appliances, photography/dark room misc., art objects, kitchenware, toys and games, some rare finds. Baldwin City

GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat. 8AM - 2PM 249 E 1100 RD, BALDWIN Antiques/Furniture, china cabinet, oak dining set, Jadite Fire King, push/ riding lawn mower, Adult /children’s clothing, gas clothes dryer, truck tounneau cover, bikes, toys much misc. NO EARLY CALLERS 785-594-3965

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Go to or call 785-832-1000. UP TO FOUR PACKAGES TO CHOOSE FROM! All packages include AT LEAST 7 days online, 2 photos online, 4000 chracters online, and one week in top ads. Days in print vary with package chosen.

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Dear Annie: A year ago, my daughter met a man over the Internet. That’s fine, but I have the following issues: 1. She wants to marry him without actually having met him in person. 2. He is from a foreign country where the customs are vastly different from ours. 3. I worry that he will take advantage of her just to remain in this country. My daughter says I am concerned for no reason. She is 30 years old and has lived in a small town most of her life. How do I deal with this appropriately? — Unsure Mom Dear Mom: All of your issues are valid and worth discussing. However, your daughter is 30 years old. If she chooses to go into marriage without meeting the man or learning more about him and his culture, there’s not much you can do to stop her. Stay neutral. Suggest that he come

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for a visit, saying you are eager to meet him and want to give them an engagement party. Then do so. We hope he is everything she dreams of because the downside is rather unpleasant to contemplate. Dear Annie: Is it acceptable for kids to send thank-you notes via email? I was brought up in a more traditional way, where thank-you notes were always handwritten. Of course, back then, emails were not an option. Frankly, I think

A helicopter mom like a gunship The bonds between mother and son are stretched to unintentionally laughable lengths in “Missing” (7 p.m., ABC), a new showcase for Ashley Judd. As the title implies, the drama revolves around an intrepid mom, Becca Winstone (Judd), and her efforts to locate her son, Michael, who disappears after only two weeks studying abroad in Rome. Every scene that’s shot in a gorgeous foreign location is injected with enough paranoia that no viewer would ever consider traveling abroad. We learn early on that Becca has reasons to be frantic and protective. She and her husband, Paul, were former CIA agents. Paul was blown up on assignment in Vienna right in front of young Michael. So Becca spends the next 10 years smothering her son, worrying and frequently jogging when not attending PTA meetings. Suffice it to say, Becca’s in good shape for being the mom of a college-age boy. In fact, the very attractive Becca’s affectionate relationship with her son is such that you breathe a sigh of relief when Michael decides to put an ocean of distance between them. At first glance, “Missing” seems a lot like “Body of Proof,” a drama designed to highlight the sexiness of an actress who’s been around for a while, assuring viewers of a certain age that they can look and feel great, too. But “Missing” departs from this theme about five minutes into the pilot, when Becca traces clues back to her son’s room and finds herself kickboxing a hostile secret agent to death, then hopping on a motorcycle and firing a machine gun at the same time. Obviously, she wasn’t always a PTA mom. What’s really “Missing” is any sense of who will ever watch this.

Tonight’s other highlights

 Second-round action in the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament (6 p.m.).

 High stakes in the sandwich business on “Community” (7 p.m., NBC).

 Another contestant gets the hook on “American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox).

 St. Patrick’s Day on “30 Rock” (7:30 p.m., NBC).

Andy hits the road in pursuit of Erin on “The Office” (8 p.m., NBC).

VH1’s “Behind the Music” (8 p.m. and 9 p.m.) returns with hiphop artists Pitbull and T.I.

 A figure from Michael’s past kidnaps Rex on “Awake” (9 p.m., NBC).


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 79. Actor Judd Hirsch is 77. Singer Mike Love (The Beach Boys) is 71. Rock singer-musician Sly Stone is 69. Actress Park Overall is 55. Model Fabio is 51. Singer Terence Trent D’Arby (aka Sananda Maitreya) is 50. Rock singer Bret Michaels (Poison) is 49. Actress Eva Longoria is 37. Rapper-musician (Black Eyed Peas) is 37. Actor Sean Biggerstaff is 29.

any thank you is better than no thank you, and getting my kids to sit down and write notes by hand takes forever, and I’d like them sent in a timely fashion. I’m sure my kids would be more willing to send a quick note via email, but I’m conflicted as to whether that’s acceptable or not. — Mom in Connecticut Dear Mom: Good news! Yes, email thankyou notes are acceptable, especially if that is the best you’re going to get. Please make sure your children understand that the note still has to be appropriate and appreciative. But we also hope you will continue to demonstrate to your children how much nicer it is to receive a personal handwritten note. This should not be a dying art. Dear Annie: “Upstate New York” wrote that their teenage baby sitter


For Thursday, March 15: This year you open up to a different attitude at work and/or in your community. As a result, you feel more accepted and successful. If you are single, you could meet someone who knocks your socks off. If you are attached, choose to share more of your life with your sweetie. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult Aries (March 21-April 19)  You know that appearance counts. Today, it counts even more than you think. The Force is with you. Tonight: To the wee hours. Taurus (April 20-May 20)  You can only share some of your present flights of fancy with certain people. Others might be irritated that you are not more present in the moment. Tonight: Try the unusual. Gemini (May 21-June 20)  Work with a key person directly. This person asks more from you than many others do. Remain confident. Tonight: Togetherness works. Cancer (June 21-July 22)  Defer to others, knowing full well when enough is enough. Your sense of humor comes through when dealing with a difficult roommate or family member. Tonight: Plan the weekend, and maybe start it early. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)  Your relaxed pace might need to be tweaked if you want to clear your to-do list. You sense a profound difference in what is going on right now with others. Tonight: Clear out as many errands as possible. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)  Your imagination encour-

ages you down a new trail and/or adds a new dimension to a present project or emotional situation. A key person can be reactive. Tonight: Get into weekend mode a little early. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)  Your mind is on a parent or domestic matter. A significant other could be a tad bit reactive. Think in terms of gains. Tonight: Homeward bound. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)  Confusion could be an issue with someone at a distance or within an academic environment. Your attempt to gain clarity might simply alert this person to the issue. Tonight: Return calls. Start thinking “weekend.” Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)  Be sensitive to your expenses and needs. Your creativity flows, and you can visualize a change. Tonight: Your treat. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)  Despite momentary shocks and changes, you will head in the right direction, sure of yourself. You are able to integrate new information and situations immediately. Tonight: Full steam ahead. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  Listen to your inner voice. You might see that a course is carved out in front of you, yet your intuition tells you to go in another direction. Follow that voice. You will revise a judgment Tonight: Head home. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)  Follow through with a meeting. In this situation, you become clearer about which direction to go. Tonight: Where people are.

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drove his kids to a local ice cream place without permission. He fired her with payment, the girl’s mother got involved, and now they aren’t speaking. I am a retired New York state trooper. In this state, it is illegal for a newly licensed 17-yearold to drive younger children without a parent in the car. This baby sitter made a conscious choice to drive those children without permission from the parents. Upstate doesn’t owe that girl any money. She and her mother owe the kids’ family an apology and should be grateful he didn’t report her to the police. We need to be vigilant when it comes to the safety of children. ACROSS — Retired NYSP — Send questions to, or Annie’s Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190 Chicago, IL 60611.


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1 Zoo denizen 4 Kind of center or duty 9 Source of activity 14 “Do the Right Thing” pizzeria owner 15 Upstate New York city 16 What an active volcano may do 17 Stops, as a speeder 19 Love of fine art 20 “Silas Marner” author George 21 Chief port of Yemen 23 Compact clump 24 Gangster’s gun, in slang 26 Apt to cause the willies 28 Miscellany 32 Afternoon indulgence 35 Kennel sounds 36 Authenticated 38 Computer or chess group 40 One of the five senses 43 Beer choice 44 Amend, as an atlas section 46 ___ Orange, N.J. 48 Autograph hound’s necessity 49 Periods of seedings and

plantings 53 Asian part of Egypt 54 Moral principles 58 Silly fellow 60 1816 Austen novel 63 Hindu noblewoman (Var.) 64 Munchhausen’s title 66 Display anger, perhaps 68 Isolated from others 69 Antelope on the Serengeti 70 After-hours school gp. 71 Begin again 72 Pastry shop choices 73 Simple ending? DOWN 1 On the say-so of 2 Saint in Brazil 3 American Immigrant Wall of Honor’s island 4 Guardianship 5 “What was ___ think?” 6 “___ Las Vegas” (Presley flick) 7 Clinched, as a victory 8 Drive recklessly 9 “My Name is Asher ___” (Potok novel) 10 Not a fake 11 Elvis facial feature 12 ___ no good

(scheming) 13 Bang, as one’s toe 18 Plumb crazy 22 One of Hollywood’s Beattys 25 Work on a rough cut 27 Speed a motor 29 Aromatherapy locale 30 Worthwhile thing 31 Lot or spot 32 Big ATM manufacturer 33 Tavern potables 34 Works out with weights 37 Where Daniel prevailed 39 Choir member 41 Mai ___ (cocktail) 42 Salinger’s “For ___ — With Love and Squalor”

45 Wrestling victory 47 Groups of four 50 Scottish rejection 51 Cocktail made with lime juice and vodka 52 Ayatollah’s predecessor 55 Unsuitable 56 Poem composed of quotations 57 Alternative to a sport utility vehicle 58 Ski lift 59 Cloth ridge 61 “___ 18” (Leon Uris novel) 62 Out yonder 65 Also improved, presumably 67 Razer’s supply



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PARCEL1: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 102 ON LINCOLN STREET IN BALDWIN CITY, DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS; THENCE SOUTH 89°25’10” WEST A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID POINT BEING ON THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 104; THENCE SOUTH 00°26’05” EAST A DISTANCE OF 139.33 FEET, SAID POINT BEING ON THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 104; THENCE SOUTH 89°14’04” WEST A DISTANCE 64.35 FEET, SAID POINT BEING ON THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST HALF OF LOT 106; THENCE NORTH 00°23’25” WEST A DISTANCE OF 139.54 FEET, SAID POINT BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST HALF OF LOT 106; THENCE NORTH 89°25’10” EAST A DISTANCE OF 64.24 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 8965 SQUARE FEET MORE OF LESS. Tax ID No. B01814A, Commonly known as 711 Lincoln St, Baldwin City, KS 66006 (“the Property”) MS#84094 to satisfy the judgment in the above entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. Douglas County Sheriff

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TO: Unknown father and his parents and adult relatives, and any person claiming (First published in the Law- paternity or other legal rence Daily Journal-World right to custody of the child and all other persons who March 8, 2012) are or may be concerned: IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS You are hereby notified that a motion has been CIVIL DEPARTMENT filed in this court alleging that the identity of the US Bank National child’s father cannot be asAssociation certained and the father’s Plaintiff, parental rights should be vs. terminated. The Court may Randal L. Smith, et al.



also order the father to pay thereto on or before March 29, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. of child support. such day, in this Court, in On the 23rd day of April the City of Lawrence in 2012, at 9:00 a.m., the father Douglas County, Kansas, at and any other person which time and place the claiming legal custody of cause will be heard. Should the child must appear for you fail, judgment and dean admit or deny hearing cree will be entered in due before the District Court, course upon the Petitions. Division 3 at the Douglas County Law Enforcement Any and all creditors of Eland Judicial Center, 111 E sie Elizabeth Hunsinger, de11th Street., Lawrence, Kan- ceased, are hereby notified sas. Prior to that time, the that they must exhibit their father, paternal grandpar- demands against the Estate ent or any other party to within four months from the proceeding may file a the date of the first pubwritten response to the lished notice as provided pleading with the clerk of by law and that, if their demands are not thus exhibthe Court. ited, they shall be forever The father has a right to ap- barred. pear and be heard personGeorge M. Hunsinger ally either with or without Petitioner an attorney. The father has the right to be represented by an attorney and if he is Thompson, Ramsdell financially unable to hire an & Qualseth, P.A. attorney, one will be ap- /s/ Robert W. Ramsdell, pointed for him. Jody M. #19300 Meyer, an attorney in Law- 333 W. 9th Street rence, Kansas, has been ap- P.O. Box 1264 pointed as guardian ad Lawrence, Kansas 66044 (785) 841-4554 litem for the child. Attorneys for Petitioner ________ Each party is hereby notified that, pursuant to K.S.A. 60-255, a default judgment (First published in the Lawwill be taken against any rence Daily Journal-World parent (or other person en- March 8, 2012) titled to custody) who fails to appear in person or by IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF counsel at the hearing. DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Clerk of the District Court /s/ D. Hamilton U.S. Bank National By Hamilton Association ________ Plaintiff, vs. (Published in the Lawrence Roy Taylor; Julia Taylor; Daily Journal-World March John Doe (Tenant/ Occu15, 2012) pant); Mary Doe (Tenant/Occupant); UnDEMOLITION PERMIT known spouse, if any, of APPLICATION Roy Taylor, Defendants. Date: March 7, 2012 Project Address: Case No. 12CV126 1233 New Jersey Court Number: 1 Legal Description: Lot No. 137, New Jersey St. SubdiviPursuant to K.S.A. sion Chapter 60 Property Owner Information: NOTICE OF SUIT Donna J. Morrison, 1129 Mark Blair Ct., Lawrence, KS THE STATE OF KANSAS, to 66049 the above-named defend785-843-1148 ants and the unknown Signature: Donna Morrison heirs, executors, adminisPerson, Firm or Corporation trators, devisees, trustees, responsible for the build- creditors and assigns of ing, if it is someone other any deceased defendants; than the owner: the unknown spouses of Keith Dabney, 3012 Univer- any defendants; the unsity Dr., Lawrence, KS known officers, successors, 660049 trustees, creditors and as785-841-6247 signs of any defendants Contractor Information: that are existing, dissolved Bohmann Excavating, 1212 or dormant corporations; N. 1066 Rd., Lawrence, KS the unknown executors, ad785-841-8787 ministrators, devisees, cell: 785-423-0852 trustees, creditors, succesBrief Description of Struc- sors and assigns of any deture: This is a single family fendants that are or were residence built in 1900. partners or in partnership; Signature of Applicant: the unknown guardians, Keith Dabney conservators and trustees ________ of any defendants that are minors or are under any le(First published in the Law- gal disability; and the unrence Daily Journal-World known heirs, executors, adMarch 8, 2012) ministrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and asIN THE DISTRICT COURT OF signs of any person alleged DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS to be deceased, and all other persons who are or In The Matter of the may be concerned. Estate of Elsie Elizabeth Hunsinger, You are notified that a PetiDeceased. tion has been filed in the District Court of Douglas Case No. 2012-PR-36 County, Kansas, praying to Division No. 1 foreclose a real estate mortgage on the following TITLE TO REAL ESTATE described real estate: INVOLVED Lots 35 and 36, on College Pursuant to K.S.A. Street, in West Baldwin, in Chapter 59 the City of Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas, NOTICE OF HEARING & according to the recorded NOTICE TO CREDITORS plat thereof., commonly known as 1512 College The State of Kansas - To All Street, Baldwin City, KS Persons Concerned: 66006 (the “Property”) You are hereby notified that on March 6, 2012, a Petition for Probate of Lost Will & Appointing Executor was filed in this Court by George M. Hunsinger, an heir, devisee/legatee, and executor named in the Will of Elsie Elizabeth Hunsinger, deceased, dated March 2, 1999, praying that the conformed Will filed with the Petition be certified as the Last Will and Testament of Elsie Elizabeth Hunsinger and admitted to probate and record, that he be appointed as executor without bond, and that he be granted Letters Testamentary.

In addition, a Petition to Complete Conveyance was filed praying that the Court approve and order the conveyance of approximately 20 acres of land located in the Northwest Quarter of Section 7, Township 14 South, Range 20 East of the Sixth Principal Meridian, in Douglas County, Kansas, LOT TWO (2), BLOCK ONE that was contracted for (1), IN SCHWARZ ACRES, A sale prior to the death of ElSUBDIVISION IN THE CITY sie Elizabeth Hunsinger. OF LAWRENCE, DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS. Tax ID You are required to file written defenses No. U09458, Commonly your known as 906 Schwarz Rd, Lawrence, KS 66049 (“the Property”) MS#134693

Douglas County Sheriff

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and all those defendants who have not otherwise been served are required to plead to the Petition on or before the 18th day of April, 2012, in the District Court of Douglas County,Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Brian R. Hazel (KS # 21804) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (140432) ________

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