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Senate votes to save state Arts Commission T O P E K A (AP ) — State senators on Wednesday saved the Kansas Arts Commission as a government agency, but arts advocates’ victory over Gov. Sam Brownback could prove shortlived because Republican Senate leaders who opposed the GOP governor’s plan expect him to veto its funding. The Senate voted 24-13 to reject Brownback’s plan to convert the commission into a private, nonprofit group, save the state about $575,000 annually and push for more aggressive private fundraising for arts programs. His administration still would have provided $200,000 in state funds for

the commission’s programs during the fiscal year beginning July 1 but wasn’t committing to continued funding into the future. Brownback outLEGISLATURE lined the plan in his proposed budget and issued an executive reorganization order last month, saying the change would take effect July 1. But the state constitution allows one legislative chamber to kill such an order — and the Senate did that, by adopting a resolution.

Arts advocates packed the chamber’s galleries and broke into cheers and applause when the vote was announced. They’d inundated legislators with e-mails, arguing the change would cripple arts programs and cost the state federal dollars. But Senate President Steve Morris, a Hugoton Republican who opposed Brownback’s order, said the governor warned the chamber’s leaders that he’ll use his power to veto individual budget items on the commission’s funding.

ARTS ADVOCATES FOLLOW the Senate’s debate over Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to change the Kansas Arts Commission from a government agency into a private group Wednesday at the Statehouse in Topeka.

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Despite down economy, revenue sustaining current infrastructure improvements By Chad Lawhorn

Despite a down economy, a trio of sales taxes approved in 2008 to improve infrastructure and public transit are meeting expectations, according to a new report from Lawrence City Hall. “We’re continuing to watch it closely,” City Manager David Corliss said of sales tax collections. “We’re very much impacted by the national economy, but we’ve been fortunate that we were very conservative in how much these sales taxes would generate.”

New trial Prosecutors indicated after Fairchild declared a mistrial they would retry the case. “We truly appreciate the service of the jurors, and like them, we are disappointed that a verdict was not reached,” Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said in a statement. “We will review our presentation and prepare for the new trial.” A new jury will hear the case. Fairchild scheduled the retrial for Aug. 8, but he said it could occur sooner depending on his trial docket. Kerns said the defense was disappointed the jury was unable to reach a verdict in its favor, but he indicated his side would be ready

In the works The three taxes — a 0.3 percent sales tax for infrastructure, a 0.2 percent sales tax for transit operations and a 0.05 percent sales tax for transit enhancement — generated $7,332,143 in 2010. That was about 1.3 percent more than the $7.23 million than City Hall “I say, let’s sell leaders had projected when some Final Four Tthey were pitching the sales shirts.” tax proposals to voters in November 2008. The result, Corliss said, is — City Manager that city infrastructure proj- David Corliss, who ects remain on schedule. says sales tax colAmong some of the larger lections are on par projects under way or planned with projections include: and hopes they will ● A rebuilding of Kasold pick up in the near Drive from Clinton Parkway to future 31st Street. Work is under way on the project that will completely rebuild the section of street, add turn lanes, make sidewalk improvements and improve site distances. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, Corliss said. The biggest news, though, is the project has come in significantly under budget. The city had budgeted $6 million for the project, but bids came in at $4.8 million. ● A rebuilding of Iowa Street from Harvard Road to the Irving Hill Overpass. The city is using $1 million of the savings from the Kasold project to partially fund the $6 million project, which will add a center turn lane to the section of Iowa and will add turn lanes to the Bob Billings and Iowa intersection. Survey and design work already has begun on the project. Construction is expected to take place in 2012. Construction may take two seasons to complete, said public works director Chuck Soules.

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KANSAS UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH BILL SELF gives a special thanks to Nancy Harmony on Wednesday afternoon as she dropped off her usual cookies for the Jayhawks, who left for Tulsa and their opening game in the NCAA tournament on Thursday. Harmony and a few other loyal fans were on hand to wish the Jayhawks well.

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Hung jury leads to mistrial in murder case By George Diepenbrock

A Douglas County judge declared a mistrial Wednesday morning in the first-degree murder trial of Durrell Jones after jurors were unable to reach a verdict. “To me there’s just not enough evidence to prove that he’s guilty,” juror Brenda Davis said as she left the judicial building. After four days of testimony last week, prosecutors said the evidence pointed to Jones, 26, of Kansas City, Kan., shooting and killing Anthony Vital, 28, on Oct. 14, 2006, in rural Lawrence. Prosecutors say Jones wanted to collect on a drug debt. But Jones’ defense attorney John Kerns argued the state’s key witness, Major C. Edwards Jr., a

co-defendant who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the case, was not credible. Davis said she thought Jones was not guilty and only Jones two jurors in the end believed he was guilty. “We need more evidence,” she said. “A lot of the jury thinks he is not guilty.” The jury of 11 women and one man had deliberated for more than 18 hours since it got the case Friday afternoon. Tuesday afternoon Chief District Judge Robert Fairchild had called the jury into his courtroom to ask their progress in the


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case. The presiding juror said at one point members thought they were at a stalemate but they decided to review every piece of submitted evidence and testimony. “There is movement, and continued deliberation might be helpful,” the presiding juror said Tuesday. “I would say that it would be a disservice to this process if we did not continue.” Jurors had the option of convicting Jones of premeditated first-degree murder, intentional second-degree murder or finding him not guilty in the case. But they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict. Family members of both Jones and Vital declined to comment Wednesday morning. Jones remains in custody awaiting the new trial.

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DEATHS Ann B. McClelland Services for Ann B. McClelland, 76, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. McClelland died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at her home. She was born September 27, 1934 in Wea, Kansas, the daughter of Henry O. McClelland and Alma Mae York Steinmetz. She graduated from Rosedale High School in 1953. Mrs. McClelland worked as a quality control manager for the Ford Motor Company and Sewell Plastics. She also was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting, making blankets, watching Nancy Grace on TV, tending to her plants, and taking care of her dogs. Ann married Melvin “LeRoy” McClelland on Nov. 28, 1977, in Miami, Oklahoma. Ann referred to him as the love of her life. He died March 14, 2010.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Rogers, Lawrence; 3 stepsons, Eric McClelland and wife Debbie, Lawrence, Allan Sutton and wife Vickie, Ottawa, and Robert Sutton and wife Gloria, Lawrence; 2 stepdaughters, Paula Falscroft and husband David, Kansas City, and Patricia Gibbons and husband Bob, Lawrence; 1 brother, Jim Rogers and wife Laurie, Lawrence; 3 grandchildren, Emma McClelland, Lawrence, Dustin Rogers, California, and Jimmy Rogers, Centralia; and 1 great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until service time on Friday. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. The family suggests memorials to Heart of America Hospice and the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the funeral home. To send online condolences and additional information please visit

Robert Smith Jr. Robert Smith Jr., 82, of Ozawkie died March 15, 2011 at his home. Bob was born May 6, 1928, the son of Robert and Rinda Smith. He spent his early life at Perry moving to Silver Lake and graduating from Silver Lake High School. Bob Smith farmed in Jefferson and Jackson counties. He retired from Hallmark Cards in Lawrence in 1991 after 25 years. Bob was a 50+ member of Mount Pleasant Grange, a member of the American and Kansas Quarter Horse Associations, The American Angus Association, the Ozawkie grade school board, a 4-H leader, KEPCO Trustee Representative, and officer and board member for Leavenworth and Jefferson Electric Coop, Inc. Bob married Carol

Cochran in 1947. They have three children, Carolin Green (John) of Platte City, MO; Becky Ostermann (Jerry) of Sylvan Grove; Stacy Smith (Joni) of Overland Park; three granddaughters, Amy Smith, of St Louis; Abby Bodenhausen (Justin), of Overland Park; Ashley Smith, of Kansas City; two grandsons, Aaron Smith of Overland Park and Chad Ostermann of Sylvan Grove; one brother, Dean Smith of Council Grove and a sister-in-law, Rita Smith of Denver. Services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday at the Way of the Cross United Methodist Church in Ozawkie. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery in Topeka. Bob will lie in state at his home after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18 to receive family. Memorials may be made to Jefferson County Friends of Hospice in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa.

DENNIS B. QUINN Mass of Christian burial for Dennis B. Quinn, 82, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. He died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Medicalodges in Eudora. Mr. Quinn was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Herbert and Thelma Warren Quinn. Quinn He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan. He had been Lawrence-area resident since the mid-1950s. He attended Creighton University and the University of Wisconsin. He earned his doctorate degree in English and comparative literature in 1958. As a Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Quinn did research for several years in Holland and Spain and also with the Ruth Baldwin Children’s Collection at the University of Florida. He was director of Pearson College and the Integrated Humanities Program at Kansas University. In connection with the program, Mr. Quinn led two groups of students in Greece and Italy and another group in Ireland for a semester. Mr. Quinn had numerous honors, including the 1965 H. Bernard Fink teacher of the year award and the 1975

N ELSON HOBART Private graveside services will be held for Nelson Hobart, 83, Lawrence. He died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. He was born June 19, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Harold Nelson Hobart Sr. and Vera Gano Hobart. Mr. Hobart was a 1947 Hobart graduate of Lawrenceville Prep School in Lawrenceville, N.J., and a 1952 graduate of Princeton University. He was a retired grainman and rancher. Mr. Hobart and his wife, Joyce Rock, lived in Hutchinson from 1952 to 1989 before moving to Lawrence. He married his wife on Oct. 23, 1952, in Kansas City. She survives. Other survivors include

two sons, John and wife Judy, Fort Worth, Texas, and Ted and wife Wendy, Hutchinson; three daughters, Harriet Matthews and husband Kevin, Grand Junction, Colo., Carolyn Elliott and husband Tom, Hutchinson, and Barbara Hobart Snyder, Salina; a sister, Gano Pearson, Prairie Village; and 12 grandchildren, Jorde Matthews, Morgan Matthews, John Hobart Jr., Brooke Morgan, Jake Hobart, Paige Elliott, Claire Elliott, Lauren and Sarah Vanier, and Hattie, Lily and Brynne Hobart. A book for Mr. Hobart’s family can be signed today, Friday and Saturday at Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main St., Hutchinson, KS 67501. The family suggest memorials to Hobart-Detter Baseball Field for facility improvements or to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice, sent in care of the mortuary.

KRAFT SERVICES Funeral services for Jimmie L. Kraft, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Paola Cemetery. She died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community. She was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Strawn, Texas, the daughter of Thomas A. and Bertie J. Stuart Utley. She had lived in Salina, Wichita, and Paola before moving to Lawrence in 1981. Mrs. Kraft was a homemaker and earlier in her life was a beautician. She married Wallace E. Kraft Sr. on May 7, 1943, in Strawn, Texas. He survives of the home. Other survivors include

six sons, Dr. Wallace E. Kraft and wife Jeannie, Paris, Texas, Phillip T. Kraft, Dr. James N. Kraft and wife Christine, all of Lawrence, John C. Kraft and wife Robin, Wichita, David H. Kraft and wife Yu Hong, Issaquah, Wash., and Jeffrey A. Kraft, Los Angeles; 11 grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. The family will greet friends from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent at


to pull over in a rural driveway two miles west of town. Then Edwards said the men bailed out of the car, and Jones shot Vital three times. They left the body there, and Edwards said Jones threatened him. They returned to a party at an apartment on Sixth Street. Edwards, who prosecutors said would get four years off his sentence for testifying, was arrested days later in Mississippi. He said he had left town because he feared Jones would kill him. But Kerns had questioned why Edwards, who said he was held at gunpoint in the car, had entered a plea in the case. Edwards said he was remorseful for leading Jones to Vital when he knew Jones had a gun, but Kerns accused Edwards of trying to pin the murder on Jones to get a shorter sentence. Prosecutors said items at the murder scene contained DNA of both Edwards and Jones. Kerns argued prosecutors could not prove how the items linked to Jones, a Neosporin cap and an unsmoked Moore cigarette, got there. He said Edwards had been driving several people around Lawrence that day and the items could have fallen out of the car. Davis, a juror in the case, said she thought prosecutors needed to look more at other people Jones and Edwards were around that night. Witnesses said the two men were at a Lawrence party with several known drug dealers. Davis said she had a problem believing several witnesses in the case. “They were all on drugs,” she said. “And they would change their story.”


to present their evidence to a second jury. “I can appreciate the fact that the jury did take this case seriously by the fact that they deliberated for more than 17 hours,” Kerns said. “It showed they focused on the case. They didn’t take their job lightly, and I respect that.” A mistrial by hung jury in a Douglas County murder case is not uncommon. In 2008, a jury could not reach a verdict in the firstdegree murder and aggravated burglary trial of Allen Dale Smith, a Topeka man who was COURTS accused of shooting and killing jeweler David Boose at Boose’s Lecompton-area home. Prosecutors convinced a second jury months later to convict Smith of first-degree murder in the case.

Hope Award. He had many articles published in scholarly journals. His book “Iris Exiled: A Synoptic History of Wonder” was published in 2002. He was an instructor in the English department at KU from 1956 to 1960 and an assistant professor from 1960 to 1968. He later was granted tenure and was an English professor until he retired in May 2006. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Jones trial evidence Center. P rosecutors Amy Mr. Quinn married Eva McGowan and David Mae Jensen on Aug. 13, 1952, Melton, both chief assistant in Omaha, Neb. She preced- district attorneys, said evied him in death on Feb. 28, dence, including cell phone 2006. records and DNA evidence, Survivors include two corroborated Edwards’ testidaughters, Monica Sercer mony. Edwards said Jones and husband Terry, Fort pulled a gun on him and Vital Scott, and Alison Quinn, in a car Edwards was driving Lawrence; a son, Timothy, that night because Jones Shawnee Mission; a daughwanted Vital to pay him for a ter-in-law, Marilee Quinn, bottle of P CP Jones had Lawrence; two brothers, fronted him one month earDaniel and Eddie; 11 grandlier. children; and two greatEdwards said Jones directgrandchildren. — Reporter George Diepenbrock can be ed him to keep driving west A parish rosary will be at reached at 832-7144. Follow him at on Sixth Street out of 6 p.m. today with a Lawrence until ordering him tion to follow at WarrenMcElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The family suggests memorials to the Sancta Maria School in Eudora, St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center or Clear Creek Monastery in Hulbert, Okla., sent in care of the mortuary, 843-8991 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044. 3401 W. 6th WWW.HITECOLLISION.COM Online condolences may be sent at Quality Service • Quick Turnaround Environmentally Friendly

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Brownback spokeswoman Sherriene Jones-Sontag wouldn’t confirm the threat, but she also didn’t rule out a veto as the governor and legislators attempt to eliminate a projected $493 million budget shortfall for the next fiscal year. “He will continue to look for ways to streamline state government, as well as ways to restructure it, and ultimately save taxpayers money,” Jones-Sontag said. “Every option is on the table.” Still, the commission and arts advocates savored their victory, as half of the Senate’s 32 Republicans voted against the governor’s proposal, along with all eight Democrats. “It isn’t about the money. It’s about intelligence. It’s about our ability to reason. It’s about our ability to think, and that comes through the arts,” said Ann Garvey, a Wichita arts advocate serving on the board of the Mid-America Arts Alliance. “The Kansas Arts Commission functions extraordinarily eff iMORE INFO ciently and effectively.” The comGovernor’s plan mission has on Kansas Arts Commission was 12 members appointed ERO 39. by the goverResolution nor, a staff of rejecting it was seven and a SR 1819. current budget of about $1.6 million, about half of which comes from state tax dollars. Most of its spending is grants to artists and arts groups. Some Republican legislators have long questioned whether arts funding is a core function of state government, and several GOP senators said while they support arts programs, other priorities such as education, social services and prisons take precedence in tough times. “We are really pinching pennies at this point,” said Sen. Ty Masterson, an Andover Republican. “We have cut many portions of our government.” But opponents of Brownback’s order said the arts generate jobs and improve the quality of life in communities across the state, helping attract and keep businesses. Some advocates also worried that Kansas would phase out state funding for the arts, setting an example for other states. Arts advocates and Brownback’s administration have debated whether the change the governor sought would have cost the state $778,000 in federal funds. His staff contends the $200,000 in state funds — which would have flowed to the new, nonprofit Kansas Arts Foundation through the State Historical Society — would have been sufficient to preserve the federal funds. They said the foundation could have offset a drop in state funds with private fundraising. But arts advocates have said that’s not the case. Garvey said not only would the state have lost federal funds, it would have lost about $800,000 in additional funds from her alliance, which distributes public and private dollars in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. She said of Brownback’s plan, “It’s so flawed, I can’t even begin to talk about it because it’s flawed on every level.”

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N.Y. Times journalists missing in Libya Four New York Times journalists covering the fighting in Libya were reported missing Wednesday, and the newspaper held out hope that they were alive and in the custody of the Libyan government. Editors last heard from the journalists on Tuesday as they were covering the retreat of rebels from the town of Ajdabiya, and Libyan officials told the newspaper they were trying to locate the four, executive editor Bill Keller said in a statement. The Times said there were unconfirmed reports that Libyan forces had detained the foursome. The missing journalists are Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony Shadid, the newspaper’s Beirut bureau chief; Stephen Farrell, a reporter and videographer; and photographers Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario. In 2009, Farrell was kidnapped by the Taliban and later rescued by British commandos.

Rankings for KU law, business schools drop school’s low bar passage rate in 2009 was to blame. “In our case, it’s very easy to identify why this temporary drop took place,” he said. Only 75 percent of the school’s students passed the bar in 2009, the reporting period used for the latest rankings. That rate is normally around 90 percent, Mazza

By Andy Hyland

Kansas University’s School of Law dropped 12 spots to a tie at No. 79 among all universities in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings released Tuesday. Stephen W. Mazza, interim dean of KU’s law school, said the

said, and was back up around that rate in 2010. After seeing the low passage rates in 2009, the law school added bar preparation programs for students in the spring semester of their third year, which have paid off so far, Mazza said. The law school ranked 38th among public universities.

CIA contractor freed by ‘blood money’ An American CIA contractor who shot and killed two Pakistani men was released from prison Wednesday and left Pakistan after more than $2 million in “blood money” was paid to his victims’ families, defusing a dispute that threatened an alliance vital to defeating al-Qaida and ending the Afghan war. In what appeared to be carefully choreographed end to a crisis that had stoked anti-Americanism to new heights, the U.S. Embassy said the Justice Department had opened an investigation into the killings on Jan. 27 by Raymond Allen Davis. It thanked the families for “their generosity” in pardoning Davis. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denied the U.S. had made any payments, but she didn’t dispute that the men’s families were compensated. A lawyer for the families said the money came from the Americans.

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Clinton: No interest in staying in role Hillary Rodham Clinton says she does not want to stay on as secretary of state if President Barack Obama wins re-election in 2012 Clinton told CNN on Wednesday that she is happy in her current role and does not want to become president, vice president or defense secretary. In an interview in Cairo, Clinton says she has no interest in running for president in 2016 and plans to spend the next two years at the State Department. Some have speculated Clinton could move to the Pentagon or mount another White House campaign.

KELLY EVANS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TRINITY IN-HOME CARE, left, visits with Lillie Okwuone, center, and Tashawna Hampton about job opportunities at Trinity. The Northeast Kansas Marketplace Job Fair was Wednesday at Holiday Inn Lawrence, 200 McDonald Drive.

Residents look for an edge in tough times at job fair By Andy Hyland


U.S. life expectancy reaches new record U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high, rising above 78 years. The estimate of 78 years and 2 months is for a baby born in 2009 and comes from a preliminary report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 2.4 million people died in the United States in 2009 — roughly 36,000 fewer deaths than the year before. Deaths were down for a range of causes, from heart disease to homicide, so experts don’t believe there’s one simple explanation for the increase in life expectancy. Better medical treatment, vaccination campaigns and public health measures against smoking are believed to be having an impact. U.S. life expectancy has been generally increasing since at least the 1940s, though some years it held steady and a few times it temporarily dipped.

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The magazine released rankings for several graduate programs on Tuesday. The overall rankings for universities are scheduled to be released in August. KU retained its strong position in special education and

Though the economy is beginning to show signs of recovery, the road to employment can still be rough, as those attending a career fair at Holiday Inn Lawrence on Wednesday can attest. Fifteen companies from around the region attended, including Brandon Woods at Alvamar, Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Pinnacle Career Institute. The event was sponsored by the Journal-World. Most of those companies were looking to hire people for several full-time positions. “We’re always looking for

good people to add to our nursing staff,” said Teresa Prochaska, Brandon Woods’ human resources director. The retirement community was also looking for workers in housekeeping, food and beverage service and various other roles. Prochaska said participating in these sorts of job fairs were beneficial because of the mix of people they draw. “Seeing other employers is always good, too,” she said. The economy is showing some promising signs, said Keri Rodriquez, an employment consultant at Cottonwood Inc. She was at the career fair working with clients. She works with people who have

barriers to employment such as disabilities and limited work experience. Rodriquez has been seeing more of her clients land interviews. “In the last couple of weeks, things have been opening up a bit,” Rodriquez said. “Still, every job seems like it has hundreds of applicants.” For many who are still unemployed, however, such as 60-year-old Norman Colwell of Ottawa, the recovery seems like it’s taking a long time. He’s been out of work since July. “It’s just no end in sight, really,” he said of the country’s economy. “I’ve got several upcoming interviews, so we’ll see how it works out.”


Retired teacher seeks re-election to tackle district’s issues By Mark Fagan

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MARLENE MERRILL is one of nine people campaigning for four available seats on the Lawrence school board. The retired educator is an incumbent board member, having been elected to her four-year term in 2007.

Marlene Merrill is nearly four years into studying, proposing and determining ways to steer the Lawrence school district through curriculum implementations, school reconfigurations, bond issue expenditures, budget-cutting moves and school-closing deliberations. And she wants to go back for more. “I am volunteering my expertise,” said Merrill, a member of the Lawrence school board since 2007. “I know a lot

about education; I think I provide that aspect to board decisions. I want Lawrence schools to be the very best schools we can have and, in many ways, Lawrence schools are excellent. “But part of the reason I’m running is to complete the work we’ve started.” Merrill is a retired teacher, school psychologist, special education director and director of assessments and grants. She is among nine people campaigning for four available seats on the board. The election is April 5. Please see SCHOOL, page 5A

TOPEKA — Public institutions of higher education in Kansas have a multi-billion-dollar impact on the economy and improve the quality of the state, according to a study released Wednesday. “This is not the time to be under-investing in something that is bringing such great returns,” said Ernest Goss, director of Dever-based The Goss Institute for Economic Research. Goss, an economics professor at Creighton University, did the $36,000 report on behalf of the Kansas Board of Regents. Regents Chairman Gary Sherrer said the study should help the public and Legislature understand the impact that higher education has on the state’s economy. The 51-page report breaks down that economic impact by county, legislative district and institution. The Kansas Legislature is deciding on funding higher education for the next fiscal year in the face of a $500 million revenue shortfall. Higher education has been cut approximately $100 million over the past two years, but Gov. Sam Brownback has called for essentially a flat level of funding for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. The new study said public universities and colleges in Kansas had an estimated economic impact of $7.3 billion in 2010. And each dollar in state tax support resulted in nearly $12 in Kansas economic activity, the report said. The economic impacts included $3.4 billion in wages and salaries, 95,327 in additional jobs and $485 million in state and local tax collections. Douglas County, home of Kansas University, received the largest economic impact at $1.5 billion. The study also looked at the connection between wages and education levels. In 2009, workers with a bachelor’s degree earned almost $50,000 per year more than a high school dropout. “The evidence is pretty clear you want to keep an educated workforce,” said Goss. — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-423-0668.

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Games can be found on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. The television By Brenna Hawley schedule can be found on Douglas County Commission agreed Wednesday night to further explore the possibility of Tenants to Homeowners to acquire land at 25th Street and Cedarwood Avenue for moderately priced senior housing. Rebecca Buford, executive director for Tenants to CALL SOUND OFF Homeowners, said the housing would serve a growing If you have a question for niche in Lawrence of aging Sound Off, call 832-7297. people who want to downsize but are not yet ready to start leasing. “This is kind of the niche that we’re imagining, and this niche is going to grow,” Buford said. Buford presented a potential plan for the land, which includes six smaller cottages and a larger congregate living By Joe Preiner house. Buford said the nonRead more responses and add profit organization’s thinking your thoughts at was that the congregate living



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● A $3.4 million reconstruction of Bob Billings Parkway to Kasold will partially begin this year, Soules said. Crews will rebuild the westbound lanes this year, and plan to repair the eastbound lanes in 2012. ● A $5 million stormwater pumping station for North Lawrence. The city has recently purchased the propAshley Seibert, erty at Fifth and Maple streets administrative assistant, and cleared the site. But conLawrence struction is not expected to “Green I guess is the easy begin until 2013. one.” ● $77,000 in sales tax money was spent in 2010 to finish up construction on the Burroughs Creek Trail in East Lawrence. The total trail project was about $350,000. ● $397,000 in sales tax money was used to pay for local matches for transit buses. Transit administrator Robert Nugent said the city received six 25-foot transit buses in 2010. It also is expected to take delivery of three hybrid buses in July and three 31-foot standard buses in October. ● About $2.2 million in Dorcella Rowland, sales tax money was spent on business major, other transit expenses, such Lawrence “I’m Native American, so a lot as fuel, the contract for the of Caucasians wearing green service’s operator and maintenance expenses. and being crazy.” ● $1 million in sales tax money was spent to partially pay for a ladder truck and a fire engine. The two pieces of fire equipment had a total

would be rented space and the cottages would be subsidized for purchase at a lowerthan-market rate. “That’s kind of the exciting thing, is that this is a new model,” Buford said. Gayle Sigurdson, who is on the Douglas County Commission on Aging Housing Committee, said while lowincome housing was available, there are long waiting lists for many properties that can last years. “People want to come to Lawrence to retire,” she said. The new development would serve people who had already lived in the county and had saved while working but might not want to purchase a more expensive home. Buford, who also lives in the area where the project is proposed, said she thought a complaint from the public might be that the land was used as a park, although it is

not designated for that purpose. “In my mind, this is a better use, and it would allow the county to collect taxes,” she said. United Way, which is adjacent to the land, used to be a county-owned nursing home. The land Tenants to Homeowners wants was intended to be an expansion to the nursing home before the county stopped operating it. The plan has the support of the Kaw Valley Older Women’s League and the Douglas County Commission on Aging. After Tenants to Homeowners develops its plan for the land further, the commission will decide whether to convey the land to the group. A public hearing will take place before the decision is made. — Reporter Brenna Hawley can be reached at 832-7217.

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• A 47-year-old Newberry Springs, Calif., woman reported to Lawrence police Saturday that someone had stolen a purse and wallet, including $4,600 in cash and some credit cards, from a 71-year-old Newberry Springs woman at the Howard Johnson hotel, 2222 W. Sixth St. The theft occurred between 10:25 p.m. and 10:41 p.m. • A 34-year-old Lawrence man reported to Lawrence police Tuesday morning that two laptop computers and a Sony video camera were stolen from his

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Future projects The city’s annual sales tax report also listed several other projects that are scheduled for 2012 to 2019, when the sales tax will expire. They include: ● A $3.1 million reconstruction of Wakarusa from Bob Billings Parkway to 18th Street in 2015. ● A $3.8 million reconstruction of 19th Street from Iowa to Naismith beginning in 2015. ● A $4.9 million reconstruction of Kasold from Harvard to Bob Billings Parkway in 2017. ● A $4.6 million reconstruction of Wakarusa from Bob Billings Parkway to Legends Drive in 2018. ● A $5.1 million reconstruction of Bob Billings Parkway from Iowa to Crestline in 2019. Corliss said the list is scheduled to change as the city continues to evaluate the condition of streets — and also depending on future sales tax collections. Corliss said he believes retail sales will begin to pick up, hopefully soon. “I say, let’s sell some Final Four T-shirts,” Corliss said. The city-appointed Sales Tax Audit Committee approved the annual sales tax report. The report will be forwarded to the City Commission for review.

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Repeal of immigrant tuition bill rejected By Scott Rothschild

T O P E K A — An effort to repeal the law that allows instate tuition for some undocumented students was dealt a setback Wednesday. The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee on a unanimous voice vote rejected the bill after hearing emotional testimony from several people who came to the United States as children. They later graduated from Kansas high schools and then attended state institutions of higher education. Alaide Vilchis, a Kansas University graduate, was one of those. After the vote, she said she was thankful the committee considered the testimony of those who benefited from the law. “I’m glad that other undocumented students will have an opportunity to be a Jayhawk,” she said. Vilchis said defenders of the law will have to remain vigilant because the repeal

measure could re-emerge as Regents, which supports the an amendment to another bill law, reported that 413 students at some point during the leg- enrolled under the law last fall. islative session. Supporters of the current Under Kansas law, stu- law, including religious dents are considered Kansas organizations, say it provides residents eligible for the an opportunity for students lower in-state tuition who aren’t citizens if they graduate from but whose parents a Kansas high school brought them as chilor received a GED, dren to Kansas. have lived in the state But the law’s oppofor three years and nents say it provides pledge to become citan incentive for illeizens. gal immigrants. House Bill 2006 LEGISLATURE “Aliens that have would repeal that law. unlawfully entered The difference between in- into our country or simply state and out-of-state tuition overstayed the limit on their is significant. A first-time visas have broken federal law freshman who entered KU and should not be rewarded last fall paid $3,938 per for their actions,” said Rep. semester for tuition if they Caryn Tyson, R-Parker. While the repeal bill is were considered Kansas residents. A nonresident paid backed mostly by Republicans in the Legislature, Gov. $10,340. The repeal bill was passed Sam Brownback, a Republilast month in the House. Sim- can, has signaled he is not ilar efforts have been made interested in repealing the many times over the years law. Earlier Wednesday, Kansas since the law took effect in students and graduates 2004. The Kansas Board of released a video in which

Voter Education Coalition announces Candidate Fairs, forum The local Voter Education Coalition has announced plans for a Lawrence school board forum and a Candidate Fair for school board and City Commission candidates. A forum featuring candidates for the Lawrence school board is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the City Commission chambers at City Hall. The event will be streamed live on and broadcast live on Knology Channel 25. Questions for the candidates will be provided by VEC partners and will be

accepted from audience members attending the event. Replays of the 90-minute forum will be available after the event at and OnDemand on the Knology system. A Candidate Fair for candidates in both the school and city races is planned from 10 a.m. to noon April 2 at the Lawrence Visitors Center, 402 N. Second St. Tables will be provided for all the candidates, who have been invited to pass out materials and meet with voters.

“This is a new event for us, and we hope local voters will take advantage of this opportunity to meet informally with candidates and ask any questions they have before voting on April 5,” said VEC co-chair Pattie Johnston. The Voter Education Coalition is a nonpartisan partnership of more than 20 community organizations aimed at promoting civil dialogue and voter participation. A full list of partners is available on the VEC’s Facebook page.


The School of Business’ part-time MBA program in the Kansas City area experienced a drop-off in the rankings. The school moved from 29th place among public schools two years ago to 46th place this year, said Toni Dixon, a spokeswoman for the school. The magazine didn’t rank the programs last year. Dixon said the school’s full-time MBA program wasn’t listed in the magazine’s rankings because it didn’t have enough students to qualify for inclusion. Mazza said he didn’t anticipate that the law school would suffer long-term nega-

tive effects from the drop that he said should be temporary. He said he was pleased with other parts of the report, some of which could help bolster the law school’s ranking next year. KU law’s reputation score went up, for example. It also ranked among the top 25 public schools in a new listing the magazine created called “When Lawyers Do the Hiring.” That list is based on the opinions of people doing the hiring at the some of the nation’s major law firms.


city management and urban policy, which both ranked No. 1 among public institutions. At KU Medical Center, the medicine-primary care increased to 30th among publics and nursing moved up to 24th among public schools. The university’s special education program ranked No. 2 behind only Vanderbilt University when both public and private schools were considered.

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Issues While three of her board colleagues will step aside voluntarily when their terms expire in June, Merrill is asking voters for an extension. And she knows there are plenty of issues to grab their attention. Among the plans Merrill has for a second term: ● Implement a plan for elementary education. “Whether that means consolidating buildings, building new buildings or designating some buildings for special programs, we need to have movement in that direction,” she said. “We’ve gotten some excellent groundwork from the (Lawrence Elementary School Facility Vision) Task Force. My goal is to complete that picture.” Task force members met for eight months before recommending that the board close Wakarusa Valley School next year and then pursue consolidating six schools — Cordley, Hillcrest, Kennedy, New York, Pinckney and Sunset Hill — into three or four schools within three to five years, using financing sought from a yetto-be-determined bond issue. ● Implement full-day kindergarten in all elementary schools. Such programming now is available in eight of the district’s 15 elementary schools. “I want to see it in every building, for all of our kids,” she said. “The research is very clear: It substantially aids a student’s growth, increases their vocabulary, increases their interest in

learning and makes them successful learners. It helps them. It’s money well spent.” ● Find money for such initiatives. Merrill understands that the district faces starting the next academic year with $3 million less than it had to start 2010-11. That said, she is willing to look into closing or consolidating schools, or increasing class sizes, to free up money for high-priority needs. “We’ve cut counseling,” she said. “We’ve cut our prevention workers, the WRAP program, all these things are gone. We cut nurses a little bit last year. We cut all the learning coaches. … We cut para(professional)s last year, too. There are really not many places that are left in the budget that we can pull money from, and still be able to successfully educate kids. “So that only leaves a couple of places: closing schools, or increasing the number of students in every classroom — or both. But if we tackle that wisely, and close the schools that are part of a comprehensive plan, I think we will provide some opportunities.” ● Continue programs and initiatives to “close the achievement gap” in schools. Minority students and other “at-risk” students who tend to lag behind others in terms of academic achievement are being helped by a variety of efforts, she said, including the Courageous Conversations program that helps address race issues in schools. That program needs to continue, and the board needs to work on ways to boost professional development for teachers to help focus on closing the gap. ● Propose a bond issue. All elementary schools need physical upgrades and other

renovations, she said, and such a program needs to be developed along with a plan to consolidate schools so that efficiency is improved while enhancing programming. The plan should be built using the task force’s foundation, she said, and formed with guidance from principals, teachers, parents and others focused on the welfare of students. “We need to do it from the ground up, and do it by generating the common interest to consolidate,” Merrill said. “I would hope we can be persuasive: It’s easier to give up the old if you feel positive about what the future would be. “I’m not saying it would be easy, but it would be a mistake to just make an autocratic decision.”

Background Merrill earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1962 from Purdue University, after graduating third in her class of 340 at Bishop Noll High School in Hammond, Ind. She earned two master’s degrees — in American history, from Purdue, and in school psychology, from Illinois State University — before receiving a doctorate in school psychology, with an emphasis in school administration, from Kansas University in 1981. She spent 13 years as a school psychologist and about 20 years as an administrator, including a stint as director for assessments and grants in the Lawrence district. She retired in 2008, after performing educational research for the Kansas City, Kan., school district. — Schools reporter Mark Fagan can be reached at 832-7188.


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Kansas House adopts cuts to budget

See the parade T O P E K A ( AP ) — A second Chairman Marc Rhoades. won’t ratify the governor’s in person or online attempt at cutting the 2011 The bill also would ratify actions until it works the 2012 state budget cleared the Kansas House on Wednesday, but it was a largely futile effort since the Senate appears to have no interest in considering a bill that doesn’t include the 2012 budget. Negotiations between the chambers broke down last week as they tried to work out differences between separate spending bills each had previously approved. The House and governor want enough cuts to save the state about $35 million, but the Senate is less willing to make such deep cuts. The House version approved Wednesday would give the state about $35 million in reserves on June 30 and includes many of the cuts both sides agreed to, such as increasing special education spending to prevent a loss of federal funds, said House Appropriations Committee

cuts and funding shifts imposed Friday by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. His actions, which Democrats said were legally premature, would make use of new federal dollars to replace a cut in public schools to get the state to the break-even point in June. “This budget bill is the same bill that the governor put out,” said Rhoades, a Newton Republican. “I can’t predict what the Senate will do.” He added: “Our whole attempt was not to put one over on the Senate, or the House for that matter.” But the bill likely won’t be debated in the Senate, which means a budget decision is unlikely before lawmakers recess in early April for three weeks. Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairwoman Carolyn McGinn said the Senate

spending bill. Senators are nearing completion of the bill, but it’s unclear if the full Senate will debate the package before the April break. “We feel like we’re running out of time and that’s why we’ve included it in the 2012 bill,” said McGinn, a Sedgwick Republican. “We’re ready to move forward.” She said the Senate’s version takes care of the special education while helping Brownback balance both the 2011 and 2012 budgets. Democrats, in the minority in both chambers, said the governor’s actions are getting ahead of lawmakers. The issue is whether Brownback can claim he balanced the 2011 budget by shifting funds out of public schools and other agencies to shore up the books, and fund increase costs for social services.


Federal Reserve deal to help First State Bank and Trust By Shawn Linenberger

TONGANOXIE — The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Mo., has signed an agreement with Tonganoxie Bankshares Inc., which owns First State Bank and Trust, in an effort to maintain the bank’s financial soundness. Through the agreement, the Federal Reserve requires approval of First State Bank and Trust before paying out dividends, as well as debt and stock redemptions. The agreement, released this week, was signed March 8. It requires that the local bank should not declare or pay any dividends without approval from the Reserve Bank. First State Bank and Trust also should not directly or indirectly take dividends or payments that represent a reduction in capital without the Federal

Reserve’s approval. Jilinda White, executive vice president for First State Bank, said “They’re not doing anything in the agreement we’re not already doing.” First State Bank has two locations in both Lawrence and Tonganoxie, as well as branches in Perry, Basehor and Kansas City, Kan. The group also has a branch in Clearwater, near Wichita, but sale of that branch will be final next week, White said. First State’s assets are nearly $300 million and would decrease to $250 million with the sale of the Clearwater branch to Emprise Bank. Other stipulations of the ag reement include not incurring, increasing or guaranteeing any debt without the Federal Reserve Bank’s consent, nor purchasing or redeeming any shares or stocks without the

Reserve’s written consent. In December, First State entered into a consent order with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Kansas Office of the State Bank Commissioner. The latest agreement is aimed at ensuring the bank complies with the previous agreement. At the end of 2010, First State had $8.44 million in problem loans, just more than 4 percent of its $206 million in total loans. In 2010, the bank lost $4.7 million, which compares to $291,000 in 2009. Still, the bank has $22.5 million in equity capital and a $6.8 million provision for loan losses. White likened the provisional money to a savings account the bank has against potential losses, such as loan that can’t be repaid.

Can’t make it to the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year? and have the next best thing. At 1 p.m. today, we’ll have a live video stream of the parade as it travels down the 700 block of Massachusetts Street on both and The parade begins at South Park at 1 p.m., and travels north on Massachusetts Street, which will be closed from 11th to 14th streets starting at noon. Traffic downtown will be affected during the parade. The parade will cross the Highway 24-40 Bridge and enter North Lawrence, but both northbound and southbound traffic will still be able to cross the bridge during the parade. On Twitter? Tag your tweets with #lawstpats. A Twitter widget will display your #lawstpats tweets on the same page as the parade live stream so you can leave comments and interact with others both at the parade and watching the live stream.

T O P E K A — A proposal to deregulate AT&T for basic phone service was opposed Wednesday by state regulators and consumer advocates. “There is only one thing this bill will do. It’s going to raise rates,” said David Springe, consumer counsel for the Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board. “If you pass it, pass it knowing that for the elderly and people who can least afford it, you just raised their rates,” Springe told the House Ener-

gy and Utilities Committee. Most phone services are already deregulated. But the cost of single-line and Lifeline, for low-income households, can only be increased each year by the amount of the increase in the Consumer Price Index. Senate Bill 72 would eliminate those protections. AT&T officials say that by removing the regulations, the company will be able to offer a broader array of services to those customers and that competition will keep costs reasonable.

Douglas County prosecutors have charged a 21-year-old Kansas City, Kan., woman in connection with a December crime spree in Lawrence that included an armed robbery. Ashley C. R. Johnson was brought to Douglas County Jail Wednesday afternoon on a warrant from Wyandotte County, according to jail records. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said prosecutors have charged Johnson with one count of aggravated robbery, two counts of theft and one count of criminal use of a financial card. According to Lawrence police, the robbery charge is in connection with an incident the night of Dec. 28 when a 20-year-old Lawrence man said he was walking in the — Tonganoxie Mirror news editor 300 block of West 12th Street

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Christine Aarnes, chief of telecommunications at the Kansas Corporation Commission, said that wasn’t the case. In other states, deregulation was followed by higher prices, she said. Springe argued there was no competition for single-line service to drive down costs. The Kansas chapter of AARP also opposes the bill. The proposal has passed in the Senate by a 32-7 vote.


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Suspects sought in aggravated robbery Police are searching for suspects after a 25-year-old man said he was beaten and robbed of his wallet early Wednesday while walking along 23rd Street near Ousdahl Road. Lawrence police Capt. Paul Fellers said officers were called around 4:30 a.m. to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital emergency room to investigate after the man was brought there. Fellers said the man told officers he was walking in the 1800 block of West 23rd Street when a vehicle drove close to him. He said he heard several people get out of the vehicle, and that at least two people had hit him with a blunt object and kicked him. The man said one person took his wallet. The victim walked to a relative’s home nearby, where someone took him to the hospital. Fellers said the man was scheduled to be released from LMH after being treated. Anyone who might have information in the case to call police at 832-7650 or Douglas County Crime Stoppers at 843TIPS (8477).

Health center to offer diabetes screenings Heartland Community Health Center will be providing diabetes screenings next week as part of National Diabetes Alert Day. The screenings will be on a walk-in basis and available to anyone from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23 at the center, located on the east end of the Riverfront Mall, near Seventh and New York streets. For $5, the screening includes a diabetes risk assessment, hypertension assessment and hemoglobin test. The center also will be handing out free diabetes care and prevention education materials. Each participant can schedule free nutrition and exercise counseling. For more information about the event, contact Ali Edwards, outreach coordinator, at 8417297 or by e-mail at

United Way seeks Day of Caring volunteers The United Way needs volunteers for its annual Day of Caring on April 16. Projects range from planting trees in the Baker Wetlands to helping with community gardens to painting buildings. A breakfast at 9 a.m. at Lawrence High School will kick off the day of volunteering. Volunteers can view the more than 30 projects and register online at They can also register by calling the center at 865-5030 or e-mailing

Board Development Boot Camp date set A session designed to acquaint members of the community with the tools and skills needed to become board members for nonprofits is scheduled for April 9. The Board Development Boot Camp is presented by Douglas County Community Foundation, United Way of Douglas County and U.S. Bank. The workshop is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 9 at the Carnegie Building at Ninth and Vermont streets in Lawrence. It is designed to be useful both for current board members and people with an interest in becoming a board member for a nonprofit. The registration fee is $10. To register, call Chip Blaser at 843-8727 or register online at

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Military begins dumping water on reactor By Eric Talmadge and Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press Writers

ZAO, JAPAN — Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear reactor today, trying to avoid full meltdowns as plant operators said they were close to finishing a new power line that could restore cooling systems and ease the crisis. U.S. officials in Washington, meanwhile, warned that the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in northeastern Japan may be on the verge of spewing more radioactive material because water was gone from a storage pool that keeps spent nuclear fuel rods from overheating. The troubles at several of the plant’s reactors were set off when last week’s earthquake and tsunami knocked out power and ruined backup generators needed for their cooling systems, adding a major nuclear crisis for Japan as it dealt with twin natural disasters that killed more than

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JAPAN GROUND SELF-DEFENSE FORCE refuel a helicopter at its base in Sendai, Japan. 10,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless. A Japanese military CH-47 Chinook helicopter began dumping seawater on the damaged reactor of Unit 3 at the Fukushima complex at 9:48 a.m., said defense ministry spokeswoman Kazumi Toyama. The aircraft dumped at least four loads on

the reactor, though much of the water appeared to be dispersed in the wind. At least a dozen more loads were planned in the 40 minutes that each crew can operate before switching to limit radiation exposure, the ministry said. The dumping was intended both to help cool the reac-

tor and to replenish water in a pool holding spent fuel rods, Toyama said. The plant’s owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co., said earlier that the pool was nearly empty, which might cause the rods to overheat. The comments from U.S. officials indicated there were similar problems at another unit of the Dai-ichi complex. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said at a congressional hearing in Washington that all the water was gone from a separate spent fuel pool at the plant’s Unit 4. Japanese officials expressed similar worries about that unit, but that it was impossible to be sure of its status. Emergency workers were forced to retreat from the plant Wednesday when radiation levels soared, losing precious time. They resumed work after radiation levels dropped, but much of the monitoring equipment in the plant is inoperable, complicating efforts to assess the situation.

“We are afraid that the water level at unit 4 is the lowest,” said Hikaru Kuroda, facilities management official at Tokyo Electric Power Co. But he added, “Because we cannot get near it, the only way to monitor the situation is visually from far away.” The storage pools need a constant source of cooling water. Even when removed from reactors, the rods retain radioactivity and must be cooled for months, possibly longer, to prevent them from posing a threat of meltdown. Japanese officials raised hopes of easing the crisis earlier today, saying that they may be close to bringing power back to the plant and restoring the reactors’ cooling systems. The new power line would revive electric-powered pumps, allowing the company to control the rising temperatures and pressure that have led to at least partial meltdowns in three reactors. The company is also trying to repair its existing disabled power line.


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Tragic results In addition to the immediate tragedy unfolding in Japan, damage to a nuclear power plant there is likely to have a longlasting effect on future development of nuclear power around the globe.


he tragedy and consequences of the terrible earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan cannot be overstated. It will be years before the island nation will recover, and the effects of this natural disaster will be felt by billions of people around the globe. There is no way for anyone to adequately measure the current and eventual cost of this calamity. However, one of the costs of the twopronged disaster is likely to be major delays in the construction of new nuclear power plants here in the United States to help meet our nation’s ever-growing need for energy. The fear of a nuclear accident is the greatest and most powerful deterrent to the construction of more plants in the United States, and the Japan tragedy will be maximized by those who oppose building more plants. The fact is, however, nuclear power plants can be built with extreme safety features, and the situation in Japan is the result of “perfect storm” conditions that caused a breach and contamination. No one can say whether there ever would be another set of conditions that could cause a similar failure. What is known, however, is that some way must be found to meet this country’s ongoing energy needs. It is wrong and silly to think solar or wind power can provide the energy to keep this nation free from dependence on foreign oil. Nor will electric or battery-powered cars be the answer. Strict regulations are keeping this country from accessing huge deposits of oil. Some politicians who consider this issue to be critical to their political success also are putting up roadblocks even though they realize the eventual need to allow more exploration of drilling areas in offshore locations as well as in Alaska. Likewise, this country has huge deposits of coal, but President Obama’s energy and environmental policies will make it extremely difficult for any company to establish new coalfired power plants. He has said trying to meet his standards will surely bankrupt any such effort. Natural gas is a possibility that, so far, has gone undeveloped. Nuclear power can meet the demand, but getting approval for new plants will become even more challenging due to the situation in Japan. Hopefully, the decisions concerning the future of nuclear power in the United States will be handled in a sensible manner and not based solely on fear. What is best for the future of this country and its people? What will be the energy needs of this country 25 or 50 years from now, and how can these needs be met? What will be needed to continue to provide the quality of life in this country that made the United States a true world leader? Or are there politicians likely to use the energy situation to justify the federal government entering the picture to ration and control the amount of energy individuals and companies can use? The crisis in Japan is ugly, but it should not be used to handicap the nation from using modern technology, such as nuclear reactors, to provide clean, affordable energy.

Military planners have eyes on China NEWPORT, R.I. — Scholars at the Naval War College here probably nodded in vigorous agreement with a recent lecture delivered at another military institution 130 miles away. Speaking at West Point to leaders of tomorrow’s Army, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said “any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should ‘have his head examined,’ as General MacArthur so delicately put it.” This underscored Gates’ point that “the most plausible, high-end scenarios for the U.S. military are primarily naval and air engagements — whether in Asia, the Persian Gulf, or elsewhere.” Here at this 127-year old college, where the American practice of war-gaming began in 1887, the faculty members are professional worriers, especially about Asia, meaning China. Its naval doctrines, procurements and deployments invite inferences about its geopolitical intentions. Faculty members were interested that when Libya descended into chaos, China sent a frigate through the Suez Canal to be in position to assist Chinese nationals in distress. This was the first time the People’s Republic had positioned a high-end combatant ship for a possible evacuation. From such scraps of evidence, scholars here try to solve a highstakes puzzle involving a decades-long process of design-

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Whatever China’s navy becomes, some thoughtful people will be surprised.” ing and building ships: How should the U.S. Navy be configured for a world in which China’s maritime capabilities and intentions will be ... what? These scholars note that America has not always been good at predicting its next adversary. In Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers have ruefully said, “This isn’t what we gamed.” But for 22 years before Pearl Harbor, war games successfully anticipated the nature of a war with Japan — from amphibious attacks to capture islands for bases, to floating dry docks. Before the gaming, the assumption of America’s battleship-centric Navy was that it would steam west and fight something like the Battle of Jutland, the World War I engagement of the British and German fleets. After the gaming and the war, Adm. Chester Nimitz, commander of the Pacific fleet and U.S. signatory at

Japan’s surrender on the battleship Missouri, said kamikaze attacks were the Pacific theater’s only major surprise. The Chinese, too, have studied World War II and, according to some here at the college, have concluded that Japan’s experience should be pertinent to China’s planning. Japan was defeated by sea and air blockades plus the threat of invasion. As one person here puts it, America assured its victory when it controlled the Luzon Strait, a choke point between the Philippines and Taiwan. China has no foreign bases, but myriad ocean-borne needs: It is ravenous for imported raw materials — oil, coal, minerals — and its economic dynamism is built on exports. It has huge domestic constituencies — oil refiners, shippers and shipbuilders, among others — utterly dependent on certainty in global transportation. Today, China is a free-rider on a global maritime order built upon a network of treaties enforced by the U.S. Navy. The Chinese frigate that came through Suez then entered the Gulf of Sidra, which Libya no longer claims to control. It does not because of President Reagan’s 1981 forceful insistence that the gulf is international water. The arrival of U.S. ships off Libya’s coast underscores the primacy of the Navy for projecting power. Mark Helprin of the Claremont Institute notes that




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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Mar. 17, 1911: YEARS “‘If I were a prayAGO ing man, I would IN 1911 pray that the next Kansas legislature might be composed of more women than men,’ was the startling statement made by Chancellor Strong in his chapel talk this morning. … ‘I hope women’s suffrage carries and I shall support it strongly,’ continued the chancellor. ‘Perhaps women in the legislature would realize the importance of the care of our educational institutions. If there had been some women in the legislature this year, perhaps there would have been less sacrifice of high education for the gratification of political ambition.’ His position on the suffrage question came as a distinct surprise to the students, and occasioned a mild sensation.” — Compiled by Sarah St. John

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and walk home from Topeka, begging the forgiveness of every perTo the editor: To the editor: son you meet on the way. Rep. Virgil Peck was quoted in Could it be that the governor Phillip Chappuie, papers Tuesday saying that one does not like the way Kansans Independence way of controlling illegal immihave voted out state school board grants would be to shoot them members who tried to push from helicopters in the same “intelligent design” into science manner that feral hogs are conclassrooms? Now, he is going to trolled in Kansas. When asked To the editor: punish us and take the voting After being aghast at some- power away from Kansans. He about the inappropriateness of the comment he simply respond- thing a Kansas legislator said — wants all that voting power coned that “I was just speaking like again — I feel I need to help them centrated in his office. out a little. I read Virgil Peck’s soa southeast Kansas person.” Brownback wants to anoint a Virgil, please know that you called joke about shooting illegal secretary of education to replace were not speaking for me. Your immigrants in Tuesday’s paper. I the state school board and the ill-advised comments were teach social work practice to Kansas Board of Regents. He and strictly crude and offensive. I master’s students at Kansas Uni- his crony will then make all decifind it appalling that a person versity, and I always tell them two sions about the curriculum to be elected to the Kansas House of things. Black humor is an impor- taught in Kansas schools. BrownRepresentatives would speak so tant way to relieve stress and back will have final authority over ignorantly. The remarks suggest- practice self care, so don’t worry which textbooks are to be used. ing that immigrants should be about your impulse to make jokes That is a lot of power for one slaughtered like so many hogs that sound inappropriate. The politician to want and to wield. demonstrate a complete disre- impulse is natural. More imporWhen he was campaigning, gard for any common human tantly, though, don’t make these did he inform anyone that his decency. Not only have you jokes where your clients can “road map” included destruction humiliated yourself, you have overhear them or you’ll hurt of the Kansas education system, become an embarrassment for them and they will no longer special education services, biothe region and the state as a trust you. That’s most important. science authority and usurpation Black humor is an essentially of the curriculum for all stuwhole. This ought to go over big with human social function but it can dents? Can his actions be interthe economic development folks, be harmful. Act responsibly. Sec- preted as an attack on the Kansas seeing how Montgomery County ondly, making dark jokes does Constitution? has led the state in unemploy- not make you funny. It may be an Sarah Karl, ment rate now for a couple of important self-care tool but you McLouth months. You betcha, move your are not a comedian. I hope this business and factory to our helps our legislators because, region and just talk like a south- frankly, I am sick of hearing these east Kansas person. This thing racist, extremist comments, makes us all look like a bunch of especially made by this group, in To the editor: Something doesn’t smell right stupid rednecks. Thanks a lot, the name of humor. We did not hire you to be funny. We are a at the Lawrence Humane Society, Virgil. The only right thing to do now state with real problems. Now I and it’s not the current animal would be to resign. You should beg you all, stop trying to be guests in need of homes. The board of directors’ vague and quit as you are clearly not fit to funny and get to work! attempting-to-be-politically-corJon Hudson, represent the interest of southeast rect announcement of Midge Lawrence Kansas in Topeka. You should quit

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“40 percent of the world’s population lives within range of modern naval gunfire, and more than two-thirds within easy reach of carrier aircraft.” Whatever China’s navy becomes, some thoughtful people will be surprised. What they do here is scholarship, not intelligence — they devour the flood of Chinese military publications. And the scholars differ about the most fundamental question, which is: Will China, for the next three to five decades, concentrate on economic growth — on prospering from globalization’s unimpeded flow of raw materials, goods and services — and be content to let America bear the burden of policing this? The answer will be yes — if China makes a purely economic calculation. But nations usually have deeper and stronger motivations. This is particularly true of ascendant nations feeling their oats and spurred by long memories of impotence and humiliations. Russia is still at sea with submarines carrying ballistic missiles. But these, like renewed Russian air patrols that echo Cold War practices, are probably primarily psychotherapy for Russian leaders eager for the world’s respect. China’s naval purposes, the subject of a subsequent column, are more interesting and potentially more ominous.

Shelter questions

Grinstead’s departure is a sad reflection of their own lack of compassion, openness and respect of not only Midge, but of the many community members who have been devoted to the success and quality of the shelter over the years. In my 38 years in Lawrence, I have witnessed the transition of the Lawrence Humane Society, and the improvements and growth under Midge Grinstead’s leadership have never been matched. In the times that I have volunteered for shelter events, it was Midge who was always welcoming and appreciative, which was not matched by the board members. For all of Midge’s success, devotion and true compassion, she deserves more than a measly announcement e-mailed to shelter members and published in the Journal-World. The recent series of events involving the entrenched board of directors’ actions toward Midge Grinstead needs to be explained and outed. Under leadership such as this, who can feel optimistic about the shelter’s future? Kathleen Draskovich, Lawrence

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-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: High pressure will push warmer air from the South into much of the Midwest and Northeast today. Clouds and showers will affect areas from the central Plains to the western Great Lakes. Rain and snow will fall in the Rockies. Rain showers will affect the West Coast. Today Fri. Today Fri. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Albuquerque 75 46 s 73 43 s Memphis 77 59 pc 76 55 pc Anchorage 35 19 sn 35 22 s Miami 82 66 s 81 65 s Atlanta 76 55 s 78 55 s Milwaukee 56 42 c 49 30 c Austin 83 63 pc 79 60 sh Minneapolis 49 35 c 46 32 pc Baltimore 65 43 s 77 50 s Nashville 77 55 s 80 56 s Birmingham 79 55 s 81 55 s New Orleans 75 59 s 78 58 s Boise 49 32 c 53 33 pc New York 62 50 s 70 46 pc Boston 54 43 s 64 39 c Omaha 72 39 t 59 35 pc Buffalo 54 46 pc 55 35 r Orlando 82 56 s 83 51 s Cheyenne 62 29 pc 54 29 pc Philadelphia 64 46 s 75 48 pc Chicago 64 46 c 50 31 r Phoenix 88 61 s 85 55 s Cincinnati 68 55 pc 71 45 pc Pittsburgh 62 49 s 67 42 c Cleveland 62 49 pc 56 37 r Portland, ME 50 37 pc 55 32 c Dallas 80 62 pc 84 60 pc Portland, OR 52 40 c 54 38 sh Denver 72 31 pc 53 32 pc Reno 50 32 pc 52 28 c Des Moines 68 39 t 54 33 pc Richmond 70 47 s 79 54 s Detroit 60 49 pc 57 34 c Sacramento 60 46 c 56 41 r El Paso 84 52 s 83 47 s St. Louis 76 56 pc 63 39 c Fairbanks 13 -21 s 20 -8 s Salt Lake City 47 29 sn 54 37 pc Honolulu 85 71 pc 85 71 pc San Diego 66 51 pc 63 52 pc Houston 81 64 pc 80 62 pc San Francisco 59 48 c 55 44 r Indianapolis 68 55 pc 66 37 r Seattle 51 39 c 51 37 sh Kansas City 77 52 pc 59 37 pc Spokane 44 30 c 46 33 pc Las Vegas 71 47 pc 73 51 pc Tucson 86 54 s 85 51 s Little Rock 79 61 pc 78 53 pc Tulsa 78 59 pc 73 46 pc Los Angeles 68 50 pc 68 52 pc Wash., DC 66 47 s 77 55 s National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: El Centro, CA 95° Low: Alamosa, CO 14°

WEATHER HISTORY The St. Patrick’s Day snowstorm of 1956 occurred March 16-17 in New England, New York and Pennsylvania. Blue Hill observatory, outside of Boston, reported 12.6 inches.


WEATHER TRIVIA™ What is a brocken spectre?

A shadow cast on an underlying cloud.

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Kansas City 77/52 Los Angeles 68/50

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LAWRENCE ALMANAC Through 8 p.m. Wednesday.

LMH receives largest gift in its history Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association received a $1.3 million gift last month — the largest in its history. Kathy Clausing-Willis, vice president and chief development officer, made an announcement during Wednesday’s board meeting. The gift was from the Karl and Una Kreider charitable remainder trusts. The value of the trusts was donated to LMH when the Kreiders’ last surviving child, Margaret Larsen, died this winter. LMH Endowment first learned about the gift in 1994 when Una died. Karl died in 1983. At that time, LMH named its new rehabilitation center in their honor. Their gift made it possible for LMH to expand its rehabilitation services to include occupational and speech therapy. Since the Kreider Rehabilitation Center opened 15 years ago, the number of therapy service hours provided has increased 37 percent. Una and Karl were Lawrence High School graduates. They lived in Lawrence for more than 60 years and had two children.


!co$walk this way Students from 7ansas 8niversity, ;askell <ndian Nations 8niversity and >urdue 8niversity are pictured @eb. C at the construction site of the ;askell eco$walk in the Wakarusa Wetlands. The >urdue students were visiting ;askell classmates who share an online ecology class co$taught in real time by ;askell and >urdue fac$ ulty. World Wetlands Day is celebrated worldwide on @eb. 2. Mike Caron submitted the photo.

Red Dog’s Dog Days winter workout, 6 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse, Enter through the southeast doors and meet on the southeast corner of the second floor. City of Lawrence Spring Compost Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1420 E 11th St. St. Patrick’s Day at the Jazzhaus, doors open at 11 a.m., music from 2-5 p.m., Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass. St. Patrick’s Day parade, 1 p.m., from South Park north up Massachusetts Street, to North Lawrence and the Flamingo Club. St. Patrick’s Day Stew-ravaganza!, 3 p.m., The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St. Video Jerry/DJ John, 4 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St. Saints & Scholars, Poets & Politicians: An Introduction to the Irish Collections, 5:30 p.m., The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave. Theology on Tap, discussion of a selected religion topic, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Henry’s, 11 E. Eighth St. EMU Theatre auditions for “The Tempest,” roles available for 13 to 21 actors, 6-10 p.m., Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. Historic Resources Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Junkyard Jazz Band, 7 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St. Cooking class: Eat Your Greens!, 7-9 p.m., The Merc, 901 Iowa. Kansas at 150 Book Discussion Group, “It Happened in Kansas,” 7-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Book event, authors Justin Taylor and Joshua Cohen to read from works, 7 p.m., The Raven Bookstore, 6 E. Seventh St. Spoonfed Tribe, 7 p.m., The Bottleneck, 727 N.H. Insight art talk by art collector Larry Meeker, 7-9 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. An Evening of Awakening” “A with Panache Desai, 7-9 p.m., Unity Church of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane. The “Lawrence 5,” 7 p.m., iBar at Ingredient, 947 Mass. Spanish class, beginner and intermediate level, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. KU Opera Scenes, 7:30 p.m., Robert Baustian Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, 8 p.m., The Bottleneck, 727 N.H. Nature Boys, Bleach Bloodz, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass. Billy the Squirrel, Dumptruck Butterlips, 10 p.m., Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass. Casbah DJ Night, with DJ Cyrus D, 10 p.m., The Casbah, 803 Mass.

18 FRIDAY City of Lawrence Spring Compost Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1420 E 11th St. Test Prep Help at the Library, online resources and practice tests, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., registration required at 8433833, ext. 121, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Super Smash Bros. Secrets. Two SSBS traveling tournament winners talk strategy and special moves, for grades

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St. Patrick’s Day Beyond the parade tomorrow, there’s plenty going on all day downtown to keep you busy. The Replay Lounge, 946 Mass., is hosting a St. Patio show starting at 3 p.m. Bands scheduled to appear are Truckstop Honeymoon, The Sunflower Colonels, James Dean Rose Jr. and Friends, Fast Food Junkies, Brody Buster Band and The Midday Ramblers. (Whew!) Across the street, the Jackpot, 943 Mass., will play host to St. Patty’s Punk Party. The bar will have karaoke from noon to 6 p.m. with Stiff Middle Fingers and No Control taking over thereafter. No Control covers Bad Religion, and Stiff Middle Fingers handles the rest. Finally, at the Granada, the lounge opens at 11 a.m. and starting at 6 p.m. Iron Guts Kelly and Dead Dear perform, respectively. Starting at 10 p.m. the place becomes a giant drunken dance party. Because what goes better with a day of drinking than dancing in a large crowd? Nothing. That’s what.

7 through 12, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. New Horizons Band, 4 p.m., Pioneer Ridge Health Center Lawrence Home Show, 5-8 p.m., Jayhawk Tennis Facility, 5200 Clinton Parkway. Powerlifter, Native Daughters, Baiowolf, DJ Bangers No Mash, 6:30 p.m., Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass. Blueprint (formerly the Tommy Johnson Band), 7 p.m., Ingredient, 947 Mass. Galactic, 9 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass. Melting Point Of Bronze, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass. Retro Dance Party, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau 24, 2412 Iowa Disco Disco with DJ ParLe and the RevolveR, 9 p.m., Fatso’s, 1016 Mass. Ween-o-Rama: a tribute to Ween, 10 p.m., Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.

19 SATURDAY Douglas County Emergency Management’s annual Severe Weather Symposium, 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Red Dog’s Dog Days winter workout, 7:30 a.m., meet in the parking lot behind KizerCummings Jewelry at Ninth and Vermont streets. City of Lawrence Spring Compost Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1420 E. 11th St. Lawrence Home Show, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jayhawk Tennis Facility, 5200 Clinton Parkway. St. Baldrick’s Day, fundraiser for childhood cancer research, donors can have head shaved, noon to 3 p.m., Dempsey’s Burger Pub, 623 Vt.

EMU Theatre auditions for “The Tempest,” roles available for 13 to 21 actors, noon to 4 p.m., Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. Americana Music Academy Saturday Jam, 3 p.m., Americana Music Academy, 1419 Mass. Cooking class: Homemade Medicine, 2-4 p.m., The Merc, 901 Iowa. Purim celebration including a Havdalah service, Megillah reading, and potluck dinner, costumes encouraged, 6:30 p.m., Lawrence Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland. Olassa, Mammoth Life, Rusty Scott, 8 p.m., The Bottleneck, 727 N.H. Outlaw Country, 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd St. Stoney LaRue, 9 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass. Jaill, the Spook Lights, Big City Livin’, 9 p.m., Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass. Checkered Beat, 10 p.m., Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass. The Club with DJ ParLé, 10 p.m., Fatso’s, 1016 Mass.


“An Exhibit in Three Parts” with photographs by Lawrence High School senior Emily Johnson and KU students Katherine Andrews and Sarah Link, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at ECM Center, 1204 Oread, through March 18. AARP volunteer income tax assistance for low- to moderate-income senior citizens, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt., through April 18. Hawaiian Kine art exhibit by Jennifer Joie Webster, Do’s Deluxe, 416 E. Ninth St., through April 30. “Higher,” recent drawings by Michael Krueger, Wonder Fair, 803 1/2 Mass., through April 24. “Memories, Memoirs and Musings,” featuring artist Jennifer Unekis and the writings of Phyllis Copt and company, through March 20, 1109 Gallery, 1109 Mass. “Crossroads” Art at the Blue Dot, artists Robert Lundbom, Edmee Rodriguez, Ryan Hasler and Carol Beth Whalen, featuring photographs, drawings, prints, cards and painted gourds, Blue Dot Salon, 15 E. Seventh St., through April 28 “Blended Bits + Scintillating Symbols = JOY,” assemblages and paintings by Marsene Feldt, Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City, through March 26. Lawrence Public Library storytimes: Toddler storytime, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; Library storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Fridays; Storytime in Spanish, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays; Family storytime, 3:30 p.m. Sundays; Books & Babies, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and 9:30 a.m., 10:10 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Wednesdays, 707 Vt.

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BUFFS CRUISE IN NIT Cory Higgins (11) and Colorado breezed by Texas Southern in the NIT. Story on page 2B

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Self: Jayhawks ‘loose’ at Tulsa arrival By Gary Bedore

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KANSAS UNIVERSITY COACH BILL SELF SPEAKS with media members after arriving at the Renaissance Hotel in Tulsa, Okla.

TULSA, OKLA. — Travis Releford and Josh Selby carried Cheddar’s Casual Cafe to-go boxes off Kansas University’s big, black charter bus into the Renaissance Hotel shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday. The two Jayhawk basketball players obviously enjoyed KU’s first team meal in T-Town, site of Friday’s 5:50 p.m. NCAA Tournament game against Boston University. “Well, we had an assortment of things: ribeye, shrimp and some

broccoli and cheese casserole, pretty tasty,” KU coach Bill Self reported to a horde of media KANSAS members stationed outside VS. team hotel. BOSTON U. the“They are loose,” Self When: 5:50 p.m. added of his Friday top-seeded JayWhere: Tulsa, hawks (32-2). Okla. “It’s not that difTV: TBS (cable f icult to get chs. 51, 251) them loose right now. They are excited. I can tell. We have had pretty energized practices.

We haven’t gone long (last two days), but they’ve been energized.” The Jayhawks practiced Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse, hopping on a bus for Tulsa just after 2:30 p.m. After checking in, it was off to the nearby restaurant for dinner. One topic of conversation had to be President Obama picking KU to win the NCAA Tournament. He believes the Jayhawks will down Ohio State in the national championship game. “Didn’t he do that last year,

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Blasts from the past

CAROLYN DAVIS RISES FOR TWO POINTS in the second half against Wichita State in the first round of the WNIT. Davis dominated the post, scoring 33 points in KU’s 79-58 throttling of the Shockers on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse.


Davis, Kansas smash Shockers ——

Sophomore forward erupts for 33 points in 79-58 drubbing By Clark Goble Journal-World Sports Writer

be big for our program, and I think it’s the perfect time. Now’s the time we’ve finally knocked off all the negative stuff.” The negative stuff hit right at the start of conference. Coming off a rout of Savannah

Despite not making the NCAA Tournament, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson stresses that her team isn’t trying to prove itself in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. “What good’s that gonna do us?” Henrickson said. Instead, the Jayhawks just want to keep winning games like they did Wednesday night, when they cruised to a 79-58 victory against Wichita State in Allen Fieldhouse. Sophomore Carolyn Davis led the way with 33 points on 14-of15 shooting, 7-of-7 in the first half. It was the fourth time Davis has scored 30 or more points in a game this season. The Jayhawks shot 70.8 percent in the first half, open- KANSAS IN ing a 15-point WNIT lead at halftime. The f inal Next opponent: buzzer was the Tonight’s Kent only thing left State-Duquesne from there. winner “We shoot 70 percent, but we When: Saturday probably take Time: 7 p.m. shots that you Where: Allen might shoot 70 Fieldhouse percent on,” Henrickson said. She wasn’t kidding. Davis and her teammates often found themselves unguarded in the paint in the first half. Davis wasn’t able to finish a perfect night from the field, but has a true scorer’s mentality: She said she didn’t remember the lone miss. Henrickson said she thought that Wichita State’s unfamiliarity with Kansas’ offense after just one day of preparation helped. The Jayhawks (21-12) were able to get primary looks that were taken away a lot during Big 12 play. Henrickson also said her players shouldn’t worry about missing the NCAA Tournament and should focus on winning the next game. “I don’t care which one you’re playing,” Henrickson said. “If you’re still playing this time of the year, you’re a good basketball team. And I think our kids have embraced that.” Kansas sophomore Monica Engelman said the team is certainly taking the tournament seriously. “It’s really important to us,” Engelman said. “Regardless of whatever you’re playing for, it’s a

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ABOVE, IN THE TOP LEFT PHOTO WITH TYREL REED (MIDDLE RIGHT) IS his mother Debbie (left), his sister Lacie (middle left) and his father Stacy. Reed’s hometown of Burlington was vital in shaping the person and player he has come to be as a senior on Kansas University’s men’s basketball team. The above photos were taken in 2004, when Burlington won the Class 3A state title. Reed was a freshman.

Reed’s prep career filled with fond memories, admiration By Jesse Newell

BURLINGTON — The temperature is in the 60s, and an American flag snaps in the wind in front of the small-town high school on Cross Street. Follow the four-toed, redpainted paw tracks, and you’ve made it to the front doors of Burlington High School — and also to the front doors of Kansas University senior guard Tyrel Reed’s past. Stacy Reed greets you with a smile and handshake, his kind eyes leaving you unprepared for the

deep voice that coached Tyrel through high school. Stacy, whose son will begin his final NCAA Tournament appearance when KU faces Boston on Friday, is ready to show you around Tyrel’s old school. Take a left at the office, then a right at the commons area, and your journey through his son’s past begins.

Local legend Start at the trophy cases on the right, where there’s something interesting about the picture inside the 2004 Kansas State championship trophy.

Then-freshman Tyrel Reed, sitting fourth from the right on the front row, is wearing a different jersey than his teammates. His white, No. 41 jersey has black trim on the neckline — a junior varsity uniform. After playing so well with the jersey early in the year, he told the coaches he didn’t want to switch. To the left, a girls’ P.E. class walks counter-clockwise around the gym, and one of the few reminders of Tyrel’s record-breaking senior year is on the far wall: a white banner honoring Tyrel as Kansas’ 2006-07 Gatorade Player of the Year.

Above hangs the Wildcats’ scoring records. Tyrel’s 1,710 career points is first in the school’s history, while his 26.4-point scoring average his senior year is second all-time. It could have been more if Stacy 1 let Tyrel play more than 2 ⁄2 quarters a game in blowouts his senior season. Back in the commons area, a smaller board displays other records — one of which Stacy says might be more impressive than any in the gym. Though Tyrel won a state title in Please see REED, page 4B


March Madness for K-State, Mizzou begins today TUCSON, ARIZ. (AP) — With most of its team coming back from last year’s NCAA regional finals run, Kansas State built up big expectations in the Little Apple. A midseason funk threatened to ruin it all. A little tweak of the offense, a kick in the backside from coach

Frank Martin and some re-found conf idence, the Wildcats regained their mojo and are ready for a run through the bracket. Back in the polls at No. 21 after a tilt-a-whirl season, Kansas State opens (22-10) the NCAA Tournament as a No. 5 seed

against 12th-seeded Utah State (30-3) tonight in the Southeast Regional in Tucson, Ariz. Tipoff is set for 8:57 p.m. “We’re starting to gel at the perfect time where we have to go on a streak,” Kansas State senior forward Curtis Kelly said Wednesday. “That streak could

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Shockers rout NU; Buffs roll


NEBRASKA (19-13) McCray 1-5 0-0 2, Richardson 1-6 6-6 8, Ubel 4-7 0-0 9, Walker 0-4 12 1, Jeter 5-10 2-3 12, Jones 1-3 0-0 3, Karn 0-1 0-0 0, Niemann 0-0 0-0 0, Gallegos 0-1 0-0 0, Diaz 4-10 4-6 12, Beranek 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 17-50 13-17 49. WICHITA ST. (25-8) Ragland 2-5 2-2 8, Hatch 3-5 2-2 11, Murry 4-7 0-0 8, Durley 3-8 6-6 12, Blair 1-1 0-0 2, Ellis 1-4 1-2 3, Williams 2-3 2-2 7, Walker 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 3-6 2-2 9, Orukpe 0-0 0-0 0, Richardson 0-0 0-0 0, Kyles 4-7 1-2 13, Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Stutz 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 24-52 17-20 76. Halftime—Wichita St. 40-20. 3-Point Goals—Nebraska 2-18 (Ubel 1-3, Jones 1-3, Karn 0-1, Beranek 0-1, Jeter 0-2, Walker 0-2, McCray 0-2, Richardson 0-4), Wichita St. 11-26 (Kyles 4-7, Hatch 3-4, Ragland 2-4, Williams 1-1, Smith 1-3, Brown 0-1, Stutz 0-2, Durley 0-2, Murry 0-2). Fouled Out—Ubel. Rebounds—Nebraska 32 (Diaz 8), Wichita St. 34 (Durley 6). Assists—Nebraska 6 (Jeter 3), Wichita St. 18 (Murry, Williams 4). Total Fouls—Nebraska 18, Wichita St. 17. A—7,336.

Colorado 88, Texas Southern 74 B O U L D E R , C O L O . — Alec Burks had 27 points and seven rebounds, Cory Higgins scored 25 points, and top-seeded Colorado beat Texas Southern in the first round of the NIT. Freshman Andre Roberson had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Buffaloes (2213), who will face the winner of the Cal-Mississippi game in Boulder on Friday night Harrison Smith had 24 points, and Lawrence Johnson-Danner had 19 for Texas Southern. The Tigers (19-13) finished the season with two straight losses after winning 12 of 13 heading into the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament last weekend. TEXAS SOUTHERN (19-13) King 2-2 0-0 4, Galloway 1-9 3-4 6, Jones 7-18 3-5 17, Price 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson-Danner 7-14 1-1 19, Norris 0-3 0-0 0, Smith 8-13 5-6 24, Christie 0-0 0-0 0, Denson 0-2 0-0 0, Ray 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 27-68 12-16 74. COLORADO (22-13) Dufault 0-5 0-0 0, Tomlinson 0-0 0-0 0, Relphorde 1-4 5-6 7, Burks 89 10-13 27, Higgins 8-11 8-10 25, Sharpe 3-4 0-0 6, Coney 1-1 0-0 2, Roberson 7-8 1-2 15, Knutson 2-7 0-0 6, Mills 0-0 0-0 0, Eckloff 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-49 24-31 88. Halftime—Colorado 44-29. 3-Point Goals—Texas Southern 8-28 (Johnson-Danner 4-8, Smith 3-6, Galloway 1-6, Ray 0-2, Norris 0-3, Jones 0-3), Colorado 4-15 (Knutson 2-6, Burks 1-1, Higgins 1-4, Roberson 0-1, Relphorde 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Texas Southern 29 (Jones, King 6), Colorado 37 (Roberson 8). Assists—Texas Southern 14 (Galloway 11), Colorado 19 (Tomlinson 6). Total Fouls— Texas Southern 22, Colorado 14. A—6,299.

NATIONAL BRIEFS Ochocinco to try Sporting K.C. KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Chad Ochocinco will try to play a different kind of football during the NFL lockout. Never short on publicity-grabbing ideas, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver is set for a four-day tryout with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer starting Tuesday. Ochocinco started playing soccer at age 4 but chose to focus on football in high school.

Gillispie interviews with TTech LUBBOCK, TEXAS — Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt interviewed former Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie in Florida on Wednesday. Red Raiders spokesman Blayne Beal said Hocutt, who took over the program this month, met with Gillispie in Palm Beach. No announcement on who will succeed Pat Knight will be made until next week, Beal said. Gillispie, who also coached at Texas ElPaso and Texas A&M, was fired at Kentucky in 2009 after two tumultuous seasons.

LSU women’s coach quits BATON ROUGE, LA. — LSU’s streak of 12 consecutive appearances in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament came to an end this season. Two days after the Lady Tigers did not receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, head coach Van Chancellor decided to step down and take a position in the athletic department. Chancellor, who also coached at Ole Miss, finished with a 529-194 college coaching record in 23 seasons.



TODAY • Swimming at NCAAs, Austin, Texas FRIDAY • Softball vs. Lipscomb (9 a.m.), Providence (11 a.m.) at Conway, S.C. • Baseball vs. Okahoma State, 3 p.m. • Men’s basketball vs. Boston U in NCAA Tournament, 5:50 p.m., Tulsa, Okla. • Swimming at NCAAs, Austin, Texas • Tennis at Texas Tech

Homers help Royals rip Reds GOODYEAR , A RIZ . (AP) — Kila Ka’aihue and Alcides Escobar hit two-run home runs, and Alex Gordon doubled for his fourth straight game with an extra-base hit in Kansas City’s 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.

Kanas City starter Mike Montgomery gave up one run with two hits and a walk. He struck out three in four innings. Bronson Arroyo pitched five innings. He allowed three runs on seven hits, including a long

two-run home run by Ka’aihue. He struck out three. Arroyo had limited activity the last four days because of illness. Escobar’s home run came off Jose Arrendondo, who is coming back from elbow surgery after missing the 2010 season.

Celtics 92, Pacers 80 BOSTON — Jeff Green scored 13 of his 19 points in the second quarter, and Boston coasted past Indiana and moved back into a first-place tie in the Eastern Conference. The victory left the Celtics and Chicago Bulls (48-18) with the same record in the race for home-court advantage through the conference finals. Boston had lost three of four to fall out of the top spot. Magic 93, Bucks 89, OT M I L W A U K E E — Dwight Howard had 31 points and 22 rebounds to lead Orlando to an overtime victory over Milwaukee that wrapped up a winning five-game road trip. Hedo Turkoglu scored eight of his 19 points in overtime in a game that turned out to be far from easy for Orlando, even though the Bucks were missing center Andrew Bogut due to a migraine headache. Nuggets 102, Hawks 87 ATLANTA — Nene scored 20 points, J.R. Smith added all of his 15 in the fourth quarter, and Denver ran away to another win, beating Atlanta. Hornets 100, Suns 95 NEW ORLEANS — Chris Paul had 26 points and nine assists, and New Orleans extended Phoenix’s losing streak to four. Emeka Okafor had 16 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans. David West added 16 points, including an 18-foot jumper to give the Hornets a 95-88 lead with 29.5 seconds to go.


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W L.A. Lakers 48 Phoenix 33 Golden State 30 L.A. Clippers 26 Sacramento 16 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Today’s Games Chicago at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Memphis at New York, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Portland, 9 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago at Indiana, 6 p.m. Denver at Orlando, 6 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 6 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. New York at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Houston, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

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x-Boston New York Philadelphia New Jersey Toronto Southeast Division x-Miami x-Orlando Atlanta Charlotte Washington Central Division y-Chicago Indiana Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division x-San Antonio Dallas New Orleans Memphis Houston Northwest Division Oklahoma City Denver Portland Utah Minnesota Pacific Division

Mavericks 112, Warriors 106 OAKLAND, CALIF. — Dirk Nowitzki had 34 points and 13 rebounds, and Dallas rallied from 18 points down to beat Golden State. Cavaliers 97, Kings 93 S A C R A M E N T O , C ALIF . — Ramon Sessions scored 20 points to lead Cleveland to a rare road victory. Cleveland opened the season by winning three of its first four road games, but had only a March 4 victory in New York since then. Jazz 119, Timberwolves 104 S A L T L A K E C I T Y — C.J. Miles scored a career-high 40 points and cemented his new starting role as Utah cruised past Minnesota, giving Ty Corbin his first back-to-back wins as coach.


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College Basketball Oakland v. Texas Michigan v. Tennessee Akron v. Notre Dame Arizona v. Memphis G. Mason v. Villanova Duke v. Hampton UTSA v. Ohio State Fla. State v. Texas A&M Kansas v. Boston N. Carolina v. Long Isl. Purdue v. St. Peter's Marquette v. Xavier Georgia v. Washington NIT second round Georgetown v. VCU Indiana St. v. Syracuse Illinois v. UNLV

Time 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 8:45 p.m. 8:55 p.m. 8:15 p.m.


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Tennis Paribas Open Paribas Open

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Cable 34, 234 34, 234

Drew Gooden, Milwaukee Did not play (foot injury)

Golf Transitions Champ. Founders Cup

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Net Golf Golf

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Kirk Hinrich, Atlanta Pts: 9. FGs: 4-9. FTs: 0-2.

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Cole Aldrich, Oklahoma City Did not play (coach’s decision) Mario Chalmers, Miami Pts: 0. FGs: 0-1. FTs: 0-0. Nick Collison, Oklahoma City Pts: 4. FGs: 2-5. FTs: 0-0.

Darnell Jackson, Sacramento Pts: 4. FGs: 2-3. FTs: 0-0. Paul Pierce, Boston Pts: 20. FGs: 6-12. FTs: 6-7. Brandon Rush, Indiana Pts: 2. FGs: 1-6. FTs: 0-0. Julian Wright, Toronto Did not play (coach’s decision)

76ers 104, Clippers 94 LOS ANGELES — Jodie Meeks scored 22 points, and Jrue Holiday added nine of his 20 in the final 61⁄2 minutes. Elton Brand had 19 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Sixers tie the idle New York Knicks for sixth place in the East.

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College Basketball Time Clemson v. W. Va. 11 a.m. Butler v. Old Dominion 11:30 a.m. Louisville v. Morehead St. 12:30 p.m. Penn St. v. Temple 1 p.m. Kentucky v. Princeton 1:30 p.m. UNC-Ashville v. Pitt. 2 p.m. Richmond v. Vanderbilt 3 p.m. N. Colorado v. SDSU 3:30 p.m. Florida v. UCSB 5:45 p.m. BYU v. Wofford 6 p.m. Bucknell v. UConn 6:15 p.m. Belmont v. Wisconsin 6:15 p.m. Michigan St. v. UCLA 8:15 p.m. Gonzaga v. St. John’s 8:30 p.m. Cincinnati v. Missouri 8:45 p.m. Kansas St. v. Utah St. 8:55 p.m


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Rockets 94, Bobcats 78 HOUSTON — Kevin Martin scored 21 points, Chuck Hayes matched his season high with 17 rebounds, and Houston never trailed in a victory over Charlotte. Pistons 107, Raptors 93 AUBURN HILLS, MICH. — Richard Hamilton scored 24 points, Greg Monroe added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Detroit ended a three-game losing streak by beating Toronto.




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Wichita State 76, Nebraska 49 WICHITA — David Kyles scored 13 points and hit four of Wichita State’s 11 threepointers in a victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. J.T. Durley had 12 points, and Graham Hatch added 11 for Wichita State (25-8), which will play at the Bethune CookmanVirginia Tech winner in the second round. “That’s about as well as we’ve played in quite a while,” Shockers coach Gregg Marshall said. Jorge Brian Diaz and Lance Jeter each scored 12 for the Cornhuskers (19-13), who ended their season with three straight losses. Wichita State went 11-of-26 from threepoint range, while Nebraska was just 2-for18. “When you get outscored by 27 from the three-point line, you’re not going to win many games,” Huskers coach Doc Sadler said. Playing without injured center Andre Almeida, Nebraska missed its first seven shots and trailed 10-0. “We didn’t give them any pressure from the get go,” Sadler said.


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NCAA Tournament McKale Center-Tucson, AZ. First Round San Diego St...................151⁄2.......Northern Colorado Temple...............................21⁄2 ..............................Penn St Kansas St .........................21⁄2...............................Utah St Wisconsin...........................5 ..............................Belmont Friday, March 18th. NCAA Tournament Time Warner Cable Arena-Charlotte, NC. First Round North Carolina...............171⁄2......................Long Island Washington......................51⁄2..............................Georgia Duke....................................23............................Hampton Tennessee..........................2.............................Michigan NCAA Tournament Quicken Loans Arena-Cleveland, OH. First Round Ohio St..............................OFF.................XXXXXXXXXXX Villanova .............................1...................George Mason Syracuse ............................12..........................Indiana St Xavier.................................21⁄2.........................Marquette

NCAA Tournament United Center-Chicago, IL. First Round Notre Dame ......................14 ..................................Akron Texas A&M ..........................1 ............................Florida St 1 Purdue..............................14 ⁄2.........................St. Peter’s Georgetown ....................OFF.................XXXXXXXXXXX NCAA Tournament BOK Center-Tulsa, OK. First Round 1 Arizona..............................5 ⁄2 ...........................Memphis Texas ...................................10 ..............................Oakland Kansas ..............................221⁄2 ..........................Boston U Unlv......................................2..................................Illinois NBA Favorite .........................Points ......................Underdog Chicago..........................5 (182).................NEW JERSEY NEW YORK ...................41⁄2 (215)......................Memphis PORTLAND....................14 (194) .....................Cleveland Home Team in CAPS (c) 2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

Time 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m.

Arena Football Time Chicago v. Philadelphia 7 p.m.


Cable 154, 230

College Hockey WCHA final five semi ECAC semifinal ECAC semifinal WCHA final five semi

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Cable 145 143, 243 143, 243 145

Boxing Hopkins v. Solomon

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Cable 34, 234

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TODAY IN SPORTS 1871 — The National Association of Professional Baseball Players is organized to replace the amateur National Association. 2001 — Connecticut cruises to a 101-29 win over Long Island University in the first round of the East Regional, the best defensive effort in the history of the women’s NCAA tournament.




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Thorson shows off agility, power … and beard By Matt Tait

If it was good enough for Kerry Meier, it’s good enough for Brad Thorson. That was the thought behind the lumberjack beard Thorson grew during his training for Kansas University’s football pro timing day, which took place Wednesday at the Anderson Family Football Complex and Memorial Stadium. Asked if he thought the beard would help his NFL Draft stock, Thorson was honest about the origin of his new look. “I don’t know. Kerry had one last year,” he said, referring to Meier, who was drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by Atlanta. “When somebody tells me, ‘You’re done playing football,’ I’m gonna have to shave up, get a real haircut and go work in the real world. I won’t go into a camp with this beard, but it was a fun training thing, and I like being noticeable. People don’t miss a beard like this.”

The nine pro scouts on hand Wednesday — from Atlanta, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Green Bay, New England, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Carolina and New Orleans — also had a hard time missing Thorson’s performance. In addition to demonstrating decent speed for an offensive lineman, Thorson weighed in above the magic 300-pound mark and showed good agility and work ethic throughout the event. “They had me do sets at both tackles and both guards, and I felt fluid there,” Thorson said. “I’ve got the versatility, and I could add depth to a roster (because) I’m a single guy who could play a couple positions. This is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So I hope my showing was at least good enough, and now it’s kind of a wait-andsee game.” Thorson was one of 10 Jayhawks measured for everything from height, weight and hand size to strength, vertical jump and speed in the 40-yard dash.

While the Jayhawks being worked out were in the spotlight, several other KU players, past and present, offered support. At least a dozen current Jayhawks showed up, and former Jayhawks Darrell Stuckey, Mike Rivera, Dexton Fields, Jake Sharp and Marcus Henry also returned to Memorial Stadium to check out KU’s latest crop of NFL hopefuls. In addition to the support of their peers, nearly all of the KU coaches peeked in at one point, each well aware of what was on the line. “I think it’s very important,” defensive coordinator Carl Torbush said. “The opportunity for these guys to get signed or not get signed is based on what they do today.” Wide receiver Johnathan Wilson was one of the day’s top performers. Wilson had the highest vertical jump (35.5 inches) and the longest broad jump (10 feet, 2 inches). He also ran his 40 in the 4.5-second range. “I feel pretty good about everything I did,” Wilson said. “I feel like my training really paid off.”

Not far behind Wilson was cornerback Chris Harris, who was clocked on one watch at 4.35 seconds in the 40 and delivered numbers near Wilson’s in the other categories — a 34-inch vertical and a 101 broad jump. One of the more entertaining moments came during position drills, when Harris was working his ball skills and suddenly saw two passes flying his way. “They weren’t supposed to do that,” Harris said. “I saw both of them, and I thought, ‘Should I catch both and try to look good or just catch the one at its highest point?’ I decided to just go for the high one.” Linebackers Justin Springer (26) and Drew Dudley (23) recorded the highest number of reps in the 225-pound bench press. “I’m definitely glad we got some good results,” Harris said. “We’ve all been working hard for seven, eight weeks, and that hard work paid off today. Hopefully, I opened some eyes. I think we all did.”

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big deal and something special to win a championship.” Kansas will play next on Saturday at home against the winner of the Duquesne-Kent State game today at Duquesne. The game will take

place at 7 p.m. The Jayhawks are into round two of the tournament, but still need to win four more to make it to the championship. “You can’t get in this thing not wanting to play, because you’ll be out early,” Henrickson said. “There are a lot of teams that are really excited to play in this thing. And there are a lot of talented teams in it.”

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FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t Chynna Turner 27 4-6 0-0 0-3 3 8 Jazimen Gordon 27 2-8 0-0 4-9 3 4 Jessica Diamond 36 9-19 0-0 0-2 1 18 Haleigh Lankster 22 6-16 0-0 3-4 0 13 Breanna Dawkins 17 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 2 Alicia Sanchez 29 2-4 0-0 1-2 1 5 Michelle Price 18 2-4 0-4 2-3 2 4 Heather Robben 15 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 Morgan Boyd 9 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 4 Totals 28-66 0-4 13-29 15 58 Three-point goals: 2-10 (Lankster, Sanchez). Assists: 10 (Sanchez 3, Diamond 2, Gordon 2, Turner 2, Dawkins). Turnovers: 10 (Lankster 2, Dawkins 2, Sanchez 2, Turner, Diamond, Boyd, Price). Blocked shots: 2 (Gordon, Lankster). Steals: 7 (Lankster 3, Diamond 2, Dawkins, Sanchez). KANSAS (79)

MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t Carolyn Davis 29 14-15 5-7 3-12 0 33 Tania Jackson 21 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 Monica Engelman 36 6-10 3-5 1-6 1 15 Marisha Brown 7 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 0 Angel Goodrich 36 4-8 1-2 0-4 2 10 Diara Moore 21 5-8 0-0 1-1 0 10 Aishah Sutherland 20 1-2 3-4 0-2 2 5 Keena Mays 17 0-3 0-0 0-1 1 0 Krysten Boogaard 11 1-2 4-4 0-2 3 6 Brooke Jelniker 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Totals 31-50 13-19 7-34 10 79 Three-point goals: 4-9 (Engelman 3, Goodrich). Assists: 19 (Goodrich 9, Mays 3, Jackson 2, Sutherland 2, Engelman, Boogaard, Moore). Turnovers: 11 (Goodrich 3, Sutherland 2, Engelman, Davis, Brown, Boogaard, Moore, Team). Blocked shots: 3 (Sutherland 3).Steals: 8 (Goodrich 5, Mays 2, Engelman). Wichita State .............................29 29 — 58 Kansas .......................................44 35 — 79 Officials: Amy Bonner (R), Doug Knight (U1), Nick Marshall (U2). Attendance: 1,116.

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the long jump and holds the school record in the 400meter dash, his best mark might be in the basketball decathlon — a series of 10, one-minute shooting drills created by Stacy to rate a player’s ability at the beginning of each high school season. Three of the drills included off-hand layups, rapid-fire free throws and three-pointers. Tyrel — named after a character in Louis L’Amour’s book, “The Daybreakers,” one of the first long books Stacy read as a child — has the top two decathlon scores ever at the school. His score during his senior year was so high that Stacy had to review what happened. In a high-speed, pressure situation, Tyrel had missed fewer than 20 shots. And that’s after he’d put up roughly 300 during the 10minute time span.

Reed the artist At the end of the commons area, take a right, and you make it to Room 136. Doug Stewart steps out of class to talk about one of his favorite students in industrial arts. “He’s just one of those special kids,” Stewart says. Stewart still remembers times he’d come to the school on a quiet weekend, later hearing noise when he walked toward the gym. There he’d see Tyrel, dribbling between strategicallyplaced chairs on the court while making his way through his shooting routine. When Tyrel wasn’t on a basketball court, he loved woodworking. An entertainment center he made still frames his parents’ TV in their living room, while a

wooden bar — so big that it had to be removed from the high school in three pieces — was a gift to Stacy that’s still displayed proudly in his basement. Tyrel also had another favorite inspiration when it came to woodworking. He created a wooden Jayhawk that he gave to his sister, Lacie, and also constructed a long coffee table that now displays many of his championship rings and trophies in his parents’ living room. His mother, Debbie, helped him paint it. The table — about three feet long — is a likeness of James Naismith Court at Allen Fieldhouse.

Country-wide tour Continue down the hall, and you make it to Room 134, where home ec teacher Tammy Hanson has a story about Tyrel. Hanson, wearing a denim jacket over a red shirt with “Jayhawks” spelled out in sequins, works with two boys at the high school that came from foster homes. While in junior high, the two boys weren’t the most popular, and they would sometimes get teased at the local rec center. That is, until the best high school player in the city, Tyrel Reed, overheard what was going on and made sure the group knew that the bullying wasn’t going to be tolerated. Tyrel and the two boys later became friends. Following a right at the hallway and then a left, you make your way to the black sign with white lettering: “Room 124 Mr. Reed.” Above his desk, all sorts of photos are scattered across the blue wall: Tyrel running during the state track meet; Tyrel on a recruiting visit to KU; photos of the family together; a shot of Tyrel on national signing day. Nearby hangs a map of the United States, which each

year draws puzzled looks from students, considering Stacy teaches American history and government. “I thought I’d throw in some geography,” Stacy says with a laugh. “It doesn’t really fit into World War II, but it’s one of those things.” The map is covered with pushpins. The locations marked are each of the places that Stacy has been to watch basketball games over the last few years, whether to watch his son, Tyrel, or his good friend, former KU assistant Ben Miller — now the head coach at Div. II UNC Pembroke. The blue pushpins indicate nonconference games; the red ones, Big 12 games; the white ones, NCAA Tournament games; and the clear ones, other Div. I games. There are more than 35 pushpins already and still room for one more. Just this week, Stacy added a white pushpin to Tulsa, Okla., where the Jayhawks will open the NCAA Tournament against Boston. Houston, the site of this year’s Final Four, remains as an unmarked location.

Off-the-charts commitment Take a right out of Stacy’s room, then a left down the hallway, and you come to Room 144, the library. Tony Furse doubles as the school’s librarian and a high school sports radio broadcaster on 97.7 FM, The Dawg. Furse can still rattle off, with impressive detail, an important moment of the 2004 state championship game, when, with time winding down in the third quarter against Minneapolis, Tyrel set his feet from some 35 feet away — straight on — and heaved a shot. When Tyrel swished it, Furse — who likes to avoid clichés — couldn’t help himself. “Well, folks,” he broadcast-

ed over the radio, “Tyrel Reed is not a freshman anymore.” Two rights out of the library, and you’ve made it back to the front entrance, where Burlington High School principal Jim Kuhn welcomes you into his office, along with athletic director Dallas Scothorn. Kuhn, whose son, Taylor, has been in Tyrel’s class since junior high, essentially watched Tyrel grow up during fishing and camping trips, afternoons spent at the golf course and countless basketball games — something Kuhn almost felt spoiled by over the years. “If he scored 26 or 28, it was like, ‘Well, he always scores,’” Kuhn says. “That’s what he’s been doing since he’s a seventh-grader.” Scothorn was there during many of the open gyms at 6 a.m., when Tyrel would shoot around for college coaches, who weren’t allowed to speak to him because of NCAA rules. Barry Hinson, a current KU assistant who was head coach at Missouri State at the time, was one of the attendees, along with then-Kansas State coach Bob Huggins and Missouri coach Mike Anderson. The workouts were intense, too, as Tyrel would set up his chairs around the gym before going full-speed through his shooting drills. Scothorn didn’t remember Tyrel missing an early-morning shooting session. “I’ve never seen another kid in my 31 years with that kind of commitment,” he says. Scothorn always was just as impressed, though, by Tyrel away from the court. No one in his class seemed to have animosity toward him. When Tyrel grew in fame his later high school years, he always made the time to sign autographs for children. The A.D., who lives next door to the Reeds, still sees the same from Tyrel today.


Whenever Tyrel’s car appears in front of his house, Scothorn notices all the neighborhood kids gather in the Reeds’ driveway to shoot hoops on the family’s rim. Sure enough, a little while later, Scothorn will see that Tyrel is outside, shooting alongside his young fans.

Achieving his goals Just across from the library, you come to Room 120, where English teacher Devra Parker has pulled out four folders: two yellow, one green and one blue. Parker has saved many of Tyrel’s papers from her Comp. I, II and Intro to Literature classes. Inside you f ind Tyrel’s résumé, dated Nov. 7, 2006, where accomplishments include a 4.0 grade-point average, the No. 1 academic rank in a class of 64 and Emporia Gazette Basketball Player of the Year. His objective on the résumé: “To further pursue a post-secondary education while playing Division I basketball.” “I’d say he did that,” Parker says with a smile. In another paper dated Sept. 11, 2006, Tyrel thanks his mother, sister and father for helping him become the person he is. He says Stacy “has been a father first, teacher second and coach third all of my years.” Parker still remembers the day in high school when Tyrel signed with KU, as he would have to leave early from her class to attend the ceremony. Parker had figured he might just not attend the class at all. Not only did Tyrel show up, he was able to earn a “Participation Dollar” — a reward in Parker’s class for contributing positively — before he left to sign that day. “He’s reaping what he’s sown,” Parker says. “He deserves all the accolades he’s gotten.”

Jaydreamin’ Reed Stacy hops in the passenger seat of your car and guides you two blocks from the high school to his house on Rim Rock Court. In the driveway, the black three-point line he painted is still there, along with a rainweathered orange rim. Stacy heads downstairs to his bar, pulling out the memorabilia he’s gathered over the years. He takes out the Dasani water bottle Tyrel threw to his mother right after the 2008 NCAA title game and also a ticket stub he had Charles Barkley sign during a game at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. There are two frames downstairs that are most dear to Stacy, though. One holds a blue national championship T-shirt, with each player on the team signing over his jersey number. All the coaches and other members of KU’s staff have scribbled their signatures across the shirt as well. The other frame is just to the left, and Stacy calls it his pride and joy. For his birthday in December, during Tyrel’s first year at KU, Debbie surprised Stacy with a large print of “Jaydreamin’.” In the famous lithograph print, a young boy sits on a basketball while staring up at Allen Fieldhouse in the distance. Stacy takes a second to look at the painting before speaking. “My kid,” he says, his voice slowing, “is living the Jaydream.” Just above the boy in the photo, a bit to the right, is an extra touch not found on any other Jaydreamin’ print. In black lettering, the signature “Tyrel Reed” appears in black marker — right there on the green grass between the young boy and Allen Fieldhouse.




too?” Self said. Indeed, Obama picked the Jayhawks to win it all in 2010 after correctly picking North Carolina in 2009. “We’re going to prove him right this year, at least try to. I don’t put much stock in that stuff. I hope he turns out to be a very wise man,” Self added. The Jayhawks are to hold an open practice from 4:25 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. today in BOK Center in downtown Tulsa, site of Friday and Sunday secondand third-round games. Self knows the area well. He coached Oral Roberts from 1994 to ’97 and Tulsa from 1998 to 2000. “Of course we had a great time in our seven years here,” Self said. “We have a lot of friends around, ex-players. I’m happy to be back. I’m happy to bring my team back. It’s been a goal every year to position yourself to play close

LANGFORD AGREES TO EXTENSION Former Kansas University basketball guard Keith Langford agreed to a four-year extension on his contract with BC Khimky Moscow, a professional basketball team in Russia, according to as well as Langford, who joined the Russian team two summers ago and has been making more than to home in the f irst two rounds. This is the best situation for us. Oklahoma hasn’t been good ... at least Oklahoma City hasn’t been good to us in the postseason,” added Self, whose Jayhawks lost to Northern Iowa in the second round last year and Bucknell in the first round in ’05 in OKC’s Ford Center. “We need to change that this weekend,” he added. Oral Roberts was the school that gave Self his first head-coaching job. He had records of 6-21, 10-17, 18-9 and 21-7 before moving on to

$1 million a year, now will be making an average of $2.3 million a year, the website reports. Langford will become one of the highest-paid players overseas. His brother, Justin Wesley, is a red-shirt sophomore on this year’s KU basketball team and will be eligible to play in games starting next season. Tulsa, where his teams went 19-12, 23-10 and 32-5. “I don’t think about the 18 losses in a row that often (in first year at ORU) until you guys remind me of it, but those were great years,” Self said. “We ended up winning 31 of our last 38 there, which was a great accomplishment. Going to Tulsa and having the great team that went to the Elite Eight (2000) ... in all honesty should have been in the Final Four. Those were great times and great memories and everything. Certainly I think of those players all the time,


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mined time Sunday. UNLV is led by former Illini coach Lon Kruger. Self coached at U of I from 2001 to ’03. “They always said the committee has a strange sense of

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humor because you see things like this happen periodically,” Self said of all the Illinois coaches here. “We’ve stayed away from Illinois (in NCAAs) for seven years. The law of averages has to catch up sooner or later. UNLV has been a team in our bracket three of the last four years. I don’t think it’s an easy draw. “Of course there are no easy draws. We have to worry about the first game. Certainly we are not playing a No. 16 seed. It’s a little bit different this year. We are playing a 15 seed by every standard every other year. There are six teams (this year) on the 16 line. Those four teams are playing play-in games, so naturally BU would have been a 15 seed last year. I told our guys 15 seeds have beaten one seeds before. Our guys have to be ready for that. “Boston is fast, wellcoached and really guard. Their defensive stats are better than ours. We know we have to play well.”

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Missouri to take on Cincy WASHINGTON — On the day before Cincinnati’s f irst NCAA Tournament game in six years, Sean Kilpatrick was in the locker room putting on a show worthy of Saturday night at the improv. The red-shirt freshman was doing impersonations of teammates and coaches, with such spot-on hilarity that his fellow players were doubled over in uncontrollable laughter. Some of the biggest guffaws came when he began mimicking coach Mick Cronin, strutting up and down

an imaginary sideline and gesturing with hands and hips. “Listen! Do me a favor!” Kilpatrick screamed into the face of senior Larry Davis. “You don’t like it? Get OOOOOOOOOUT!” It was definitely one of the most entertaining open-tothe-media locker room sessions in NCAA Tournament history, and it helped proved a point Cronin made a few minutes earlier when asked if he was concerned his players were be happy simply to be here. “They’re happy to be everywhere,” Cronin said. “I have one of the funniest teams on earth. We could win a talent show, for sure.” The sixth-seeded Bearcats (25-8) open play approximately 8:50 tonight against 11th-seeded Missouri (23-10). The game should be quite a matchup, pitting Missouri’s furious pace and pressure against a stingy Cincinnati defense that allowed a Big East-low 59. 2 points per game.

UTSA, VCU cruise to second round UTSA 70, Alabama St. 61 D A Y T O N , O H I O — Shot by shot, Melvin Johnson III played up to his penmanship. The smooth guard with “SWISH” scrawled on the side of each orange shoe scored a career-high 29 points Wednesday night, putting on the most scintillating show so far in the NCAA Tournament while leading Texas-San Antonio to a victory over Alabama State in the “First Four” round. The Roadrunners (20-13) and their smooth guard head to Cleveland for a game Friday against top-seeded Ohio State, which won’t allow all those open shots.

especially when I am in the area.” Of course, if KU is able to beat Boston, the Jayhawks would meet either Illinois or UNLV at a yet-to-be-deter-

No. 5 seed Kansas State vs. No. 12 seed Utah State: Approx. 8:57 tonight in Tucson, Ariz.; TV: TruTV (cable chs. 48, 248)


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State, the Wildcats were 12-3 headed into the Big 12, looking to give rival Kansas a run for the conference title. Instead, Kansas State ran up five losses in its first seven Big 12 games, making a return trip to the NCAA Tournament look like a pipe dream. Then Martin saw a light at the end of the, uh, pipe. Dissatisfied with the way his team was scoring, particularly out of the post, Martin pulled off a midseason alteration of Kansas State’s offense, spreading it out to give his players — particularly senior star Jacob Pullen — more room to operate. Even in a loss to Colorado on Feb. 12, Martin could see the move was working, verified by the Wildcats’ thrashing of top-ranked Kansas two days later. Kansas State ended up winning its next five games before losing to Colorado in the Big 12 tournament, its conf idence and place in the NCAA Tournament restored. “They did a really good job as a coaching staff to implement that in the middle of the season,” Utah State coach Stew Morrill said. “That’s not easy to do, and that’s taking a big chance when you do that, that it might not work. It’s worked for them.” The tough part is that the NCAA Tournament selection committee didn’t do the Wildcats any favors in the bracket. Utah State, led by six seniors, rolled through the regular season to win the WAC by five games and followed that with the conference tournament title. The Aggies are tenacious, disciplined and multidimensional. They have one of the country’s best — and most patient — post players in WAC player of the year Tai Wesley, steady-and-heady point guard Brockeith Pane and plenty of experience with just three underclassmen on the roster. In other words, they’re exactly the kind of team bracket prognosticators look for when trying to predict a No. 12 seed bumping off a 5. “They’ve got grown men,” Martin said. “They’re old. They’ve been through it. They understand. They’ve got a

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TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO (20-13) Franklin 1-4 2-3 4, Hill 5-14 4-6 14, Wilkins 2-4 0-0 4, Gibson 3-9 4-6 10, Johnson III 9-17 9-13 29, Bakare 0-1 0-0 0, Paye 2-3 1-2 6, Vouyoukas 0-1 0-0 0, Wood 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 23-54 20-30 70. ALABAMA ST. (17-18) Adamu 4-5 0-0 8, Washington 3-12 3-4 11, Duncan 1-6 2-2 4, Middlebrooks 4-9 0-0 12, Butler 2-8 1-2 5, Moorer 4-8 4-4 12, White 4-11 0-0 9, Sanders 0-2 0-0 0, Harvey 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-62 10-12 61. Halftime—Texas-San Antonio 48-21. 3-Point Goals—Texas-San Antonio 4-16 (Johnson III 2-8, Paye 1-1, Wood 1-1, Hill 0-2, Franklin 0-2, Gibson 0-2), Alabama St. 7-26 (Middlebrooks 4-9, Washington 2-7, White 1-4, Duncan 0-1, Butler 05). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Texas-San Antonio 40 (Hill 11), Alabama St. 39 (Duncan 11). Assists—Texas-San Antonio 14 (Franklin 5), Alabama St. 13 (Butler 4). Total Fouls—Texas-San Antonio 14, Alabama St. 22. Technicals—Sanders, Alabama St. Bench. A—NA.

VCU 59, USC 46 DAYTON, OHIO — It might not have looked pretty to others. It was a masterpiece for Virginia Commonwealth. Jamie Skeen scored 16 points, and VCU more than

held its own inside against bigger and stronger USC. The 11th-seeded teams traded elbows all night, with the Rams (24-11) pulling away down the stretch to set up a game against sixth-seeded Georgetown (21-10) on Friday in Chicago. VCU (24-11) Skeen 6-12 2-3 16, Rodriguez 3-11 0-0 8, Burgess 3-13 3-4 9, Nixon 1-7 4-4 7, Reddic 2-3 14 5, Theus 0-2 0-0 0, Brandenberg 3-7 0-0 8, Rozzell 2-4 0-0 6. Totals 20-59 10-15 59. SOUTHERN CAL (19-15) Stepheson 1-5 2-6 4, Vucevic 3-5 5-6 11, Fontan 6-12 2-3 14, D. Smith 0-6 1-2 1, Simmons 3-5 1-2 7, Jones 2-5 4-6 9. Totals 15-38 15-25 46. Halftime—Tied 22-22. 3-Point Goals—VCU 9-24 (Rozzell 2-3, Brandenberg 2-4, Skeen 2-4, Rodriguez 2-5, Nixon 1-3, Theus 0-1, Burgess 04), Southern Cal 1-9 (Jones 1-1, Vucevic 0-1, Fontan 0-1, D. Smith 0-6). Fouled Out—Fontan, Haley, Simmons, Vucevic. Rebounds—VCU 40 (Burgess 10), Southern Cal 31 (Vucevic 14). Assists—VCU 11 (Rodriguez 5), Southern Cal 4 (Fontan, D. Smith 2). Total Fouls—VCU 24, Southern Cal 20. A—10,192.

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MUST SEE! BRAND NEW! The ONLY Energy Star Rated, All Electric Apts. in Lawrence! Excellent Location 6th & Frontier Spacious 1 & 2 BRs Featuring: • Private balcony, patio, or sunroom • Walk in closets • All Appls./Washer/Dryer • Ceramic tile floors • Granite countertops • Single car garages • Elevators to all floors • 24 hour emergency maintenance Clubhouse, fitness center, and pool coming soon. Contact Tuckaway Mgmt. 785-841-3339


* Luxurious Corp. Apt. * 1BR, 1 Bath * Fully Furnished * Granite Countertops * 1 Car Covered Parking

430 Eisenhower Drive Showing by Appt. Call 785-842-1524


One Month FREE 2BRs, 2 bath starting at $747.

Limited Time Offer Free Carport, full size W/D, extra storage, all electric, lg. pets welcome. Quiet location: 3700 Clinton Parkway. 785-749-0431

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1, 2, & 3 BR w/ W/D in Apt. Pool & Spa! 2001 W. 6th St. 785-841-8468

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Now Leasing for

Summer and Fall 2011 Over 50 floor plans of Apts. & Townhomes Furnished Studios Unfurnished 1, 2 & 3 BRs Close to KU, Bus Stops See current availability on our website

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Leasing for Summer & Fall

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Applecroft Apts.

19th & Iowa Studios, 1 & 2 Bedrooms Gas, Water & Trash Paid


& 3BR Avail. Now.

Move-in Specials!

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

Duplexes 1BR duplex near E. K-10 access. Stove, refrig., off-st. parking. 1 yr. lease. $410/ mo. No pets. 785-841-4677


Louisiana Place Apts

1136 Louisiana St. Spacious 2BR Available 900 sq. ft., $610/month

Look & Lease Today! 785-841-1155


Sensor Manufacturing. FT person to manufacture 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms sensors for the research DEPOSIT SPECIAL community. Incredible hand/eye coordination Clubhouse lounge, gym, and attention to detail re- garages avail., W/D, walk quired. Work in a labora- in closets, and 1 pet okay. tory setting. Some chemis3601 Clinton Pkwy. try experience helpful but 785-842-3280 will train someone with no experience. Send resume to

* Near campus, bus stop * Laundries on site * Near stores, restaurants

Income restrictions apply Sm. Dog Welcome EOH


Landscaping & Lawn Help wanted on mowing crew, must have experience with commercial equipment, valid DL & experience pulling a trailer. 785.749.1141

2411 Cedarwood Ave.

Beautiful & Spacious

Call 785-838-9559

7 locations in Lawrence

1BR - $660, 2BR - $725, 3BR $900. Water, Trash, Sewer, and Basic Cable Included. Needed Best Western fox_runapartments@ Lawrence. Executive Housekeeper with one year minimum supervisory experience in Apartments, Houses & housekeeping. Duplexes. 785-842-7644 Part/Full-time morning desk clerk with experience in the hospitality industry also needed, 1BR for $599 + All utils. pd.& weekends required for 3BR, $875/mo. Both w/ DW, both positions. Apply in W/D, parking lot, near KU & person with resume at downtown. Pet w/pet rent. 2309 Iowa. No phone 9AM-8:30PM: 785-766-0743 calls please.

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Cedarwood Apartments

Call 800-488-0386 2BR — 1016 E. 27th, 1 story, 1 bath, CA, W/D hookups, garage. $530/mo. No pets. Call 785-841-5797

Baymont Inn Suites

Now Hiring 1st shift Front Desk. Must have experience. Apply: 740 Iowa St.

Apartments Unfurnished

Studio Apartments 600 sq. ft., $660/mo. No pets allowed Call Today 785-841-6565 -

Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644 2BR duplex, remodeled unit. New carpet, 1 car, W/D hookup, DW. No pets. Avail. now. $545/mo. 1021 W. 29th Terr. 785-841-5454 2BR - Like new! Luxurious! 1 bath, vaulted ceilings, nice kitchen appls.,laundry rm., covered patio, lg. 1 car, lawn care. $725/mo. 785-393-4322 2BR - Older means more space! Split-level means more privacy! Central location, W/D hookups, $565 /mo. Sm. pet? 785-841-4201



2BR, 2719 Ousdahl, 1 bath, W/D hookup, microwave, garage w/opener, $635/mo. avail. now. 816-721-4083

2 & 3BR Homes available. $800/month and up. Some are downtown Lawrence. Call Today: 785-550-7777

2BR, AC, DW, W/D hookup, sm. yard, 1 car garage w/ opener, quiet st. $625/mo. Avail. now. 785-218-1413

2, 3, 4BR Lawrence homes available for August. Pets ok. Section 8 ok. Call 816-729-7513 for details

3BR, Luxury, 2+bath, 2 car, FP, CA, all appls. W/D, Pets OK. S. Lawrence area. $950 /mo. Apr. 1. 785-865-8459

1BR In N. Lawrence. Refrig., stove, carport. New paint & furnace. Energy efficient. $525/mo. Call 785-841-1284

Townhomes 1, 2, & 3BR townhomes avail. in Cooperative. Units starting at $375 - $515/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)

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1st Class, Pet Friendly Houses & Apts. 785-842-1069 Spacious 2 & 3BR Homes for Aug. Walk-in closets, FP, W/D hookup, 2 car. 1 pet okay. 785-842-3280

3BR near KU & LHS. 1 bath, 1 1, 2, 3BRs NW - SW - SE $375 to $900/mo. No pets. car, CA, 2121 Mitchell. Available Now. $730/mo. More info at 785-423-5828 No pets. Call 785-832-9906 2 & 3BRs for $550 - $1,050. 4BR farmhouse $1,200/mo.. Leasing late spring - Aug. 785-832-8728 / 785-331-5360 Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644

3BR, 1 bath, 1 car garage, fenced yard, lots of trees, 3805 Shadybrook, quiet SW area. $850/mo. 785-842-8428 3BR, 1.5 bath NW of Lawrence. Finished attic, lg. yard, lawn care provided. $995/mo. 785-393-0399

3+BR, 2 bath ranch, 1741 W. 2BR, 2 bath, 1 car, FP, all 25th St. Open plan, laundry appls. Spacious newer unit. rm., bsmt. with FR, 1 car. No pets. $745/mo. Avail. $1,200/mo. 785-375-5200 Apr. 1. Call 785-766-9823

2BR, 2 bath, fireplace, CA, W/D hookups, 2 car with opener. Easy access to I-70. Includes paid cable. Pets under 20 pounds are allowed. Call 785-842-2575

Four Wheel Drive Townhomes

3BR, 1 bath, W/D hookup, 1 car. Good condition. 212 N Minnesota. Great, quiet location. No thru traffic. $790 /mo. Call Ed 785-842-3487 4BR, 2 bath lg. farm house NE of Oskaloosa. Office, pantry, DR. $750/mo. + deposit & utils. 913- 796-6642 4BR, new, NW, executive 2 story home. 2,400 sq. ft., 4 bath, 2 car, finished bsmt. $1,900/mo. 785-423-5828

2859 Four Wheel Drive

5BR for big family, DW, W/D hookup, CH/CA, jacuzzi, loft, more. $1,375/mo. Call 2BR, 2 bath, all elect., W/D, 9AM-8:30PM: 785-766-0743 lots of cabinet space, & cathedral ceiling with skyBrand New 4BR Houses light . Water & trash paid. Avail. Now. 2½ Bath, 3 car Move In Special: $685/mo. garage, 2,300 sq. ft. Pets Pets ok. 785-842-5227 ok w/deposit. $1,700. Call 785-841-4785

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3BR Raised Ranch, 2 bath, Has new roof, CA/CH, & more. On 10 acres, squared, with stock pond, 50’ x 30’ barn, & 24’x40’ shop. Asking $239,950. Call 913-724-1419


Retail & Commercial Space • Studio/office, Wi-Fi avail., private bathroom, 697 sq.ft. • Climate controlled garage — 503 sq. ft., shared bath 785-842-5227 for more info


AVAILABLE FOR LEASE Wakarusa Marketplace 1540 Wakarusa, Suite I Block Real Estate Services Kim Bartalos, 816-412-8466

Stroller: Light green Graco stroller with car seat and base. Excellent condition. $60. 785-979-8054 Sarah. Waverly Petite Rose Bedding Set. Beautiful quilt, sheet, bed skirt, and bumper. Excellent condition. $50 785-979-8054 Sarah


Trek Mountain Bike: Rock Shox (2008) Series 4500, 16” Silver/black color. Ex. cond. w/minor scratches Includes Kryptonite Ulock, quality odometer, silver Acreage-Lots bottle cage, $450 cash only. call leave a message 14 Acres, old homestead at 785-691-5102 (no house) near Lake Perry, Old barn, utils., wooded w/ deer & wildlife. Repo, Must Building Materials sell. Assume owner financing, no down payment from FREE Country Barn built $600/mo. Call 785-554-9663 about 1928 - suitable for restoration. Must pay for ARIZONA LAND moving. 785-842-7375 LIQUIDATION Starting $99/mo., 1 & 2 1/2-Acre ranch lots 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Silent Auction - Doors! NO CREDIT CHECK Local Apt. complex is unGuaranteed Financing, dergoing an exterior renoMoney Back Guarantee. vation. Available to the 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 highest bid: 40 six-panel solid wood (some metal) exterior doors (slab only, Beautiful 154 Acres not pre-hung) are available to the highest bid.

Jefferson Co. on Hwy 59, N. of Oskaloosa, an hour from MCI. Terraced. Has waterways & 2 ravines. 35 acres tillable; 40 acres of timber & brush, balance of acreage is grass. All for only: $385,000. 412-477-9200, 612-810-9814


If you are interested please drop off your bid in a sealed envelope at: 2401 W. 25th St. #9a3, Lawrence, KS Bids will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2011 All bids will be opened at the same time and the highest bid will win. Please include contact information with bid.

Clothing Box of Maternity Clothes. Small to medium sized maternity clothing. Good condition. Some dress clothes, jeans, long sleeves, t-shirts. $20 785-979-8054 Sarah.

20 Acre farmstead 10 mi. W. of Lawrence near 40 Hwy. Pond & pasture. Additional acreage avail. - including Morton bldgs, barns, silos, etc. Owner will finance, Jean Jacket embroidered from $727/mo. No down with “Kansas Jayhawks” and a Jayhawk on back. payment. 785-554-9663 Very good condition. StuDouglas Co. / Lecompton dent Union brand, large. Contact - 6 acres up to 50 acres, Please wooded, ponds. A real MUST SEE! Owner finance Men’s Jacket: Tan, 2XB Tall available with little down. mens leather jacket. Great Call Joe @ 785-633-5465 shape. Rochester Big and Tall. $450 new. Asking $75. 785-727-9107 Commercial Real


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Women’s Jacket: Full Length, black, 2X. Beautiful! Great shape! Charles Klein. $40. 785-727-9107.

Computer-Camera Computer Monitor. 18 inches. Asking $15. please call 785-550-4142

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OWNER WILL FINANCE 3BR, 2 bath, CH/CA, appls., Move in ready - Lawrence. Call 816-830-2152

1311 Wakarusa - office space available. 200 sq. ft. - 6,000 sq. ft. For details call 785-842-7644


918 Oliver’s Ct, Lawrence 3BR, 2 bath newer ranch, Fisher Price beauty salon open floor plan, on cul-de- set with chair, sink, curlsac. Great room with ers, curling irons, blow beautiful slate natural gas dryers, combs, and scisFP & wired for surround sors. Very good condition. sound. Pantry, breakfast 785-979-8054 Sarah. $35 bar, and stainless appls. Master w/walk-in closet, Graco Pack and Play. Navy ceiling fan. Private cedar blue/tan with changing tafenced yard, 2 car garage. ble attachment. $20. Easy K-10 & KU access. 785-979-8054 Sarah Move-in Ready! Must see! $146,500. 913-206-6061 Lakeshore Learning. 112 piece set of colorful manipulatives. Lakeshores Lawrence “Nuts And Bolts”.Creative, learning, fun for toddlers preschoolers. $20. 3BR, 1 bath, 2 car, lg. corner and lot across from elemen- 785-842 4641 tary school. Lots of upgrades: newer Pella win- Nursery Rug: Pottery Barn dows, roof, bath, more. Kids. 5 ft round, blue & Great home or investment green with jungle animals. Lightly used, high quality! -only $180,000. 785-841-9428 Matching crib skirt & bumper also avail. $30 785-841-7217 Mobile Homes

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at 5040 Bob Billings Pkwy.

Bed: White bead board baby bed with mattress. Very good Condition. $60 785-979-8054 Sarah.

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10,000 sq. ft. warehouse SELL/RENT YOUR with 1,200 sq. ft. office on TIMESHARE FOR CASH!!! N. Iowa St., Lawrence. Lg. Our Guaranteed Services storage yard included. will Sell/ Rent Your Unused Call First Management, Timeshare for CASH! Over Inc. - 785-841-7333 or email $95 Million Dollars offered in 2010! (800) 640-6886 Office/Warehouse for lease: 800 Comet Lane approximately 8,000 sq.ft. building perfect for service or contracting business. Has large overhead doors and plenty of work and storage room. Bob Sarna 785-841-7333

Computers (2) Mech computers with keyboards, monitors, Isobar surge protectors and two HP Laserjet 4 printers for sale. $100 each set. Call 785-843-1212 to view

Firewood-Stoves Buy Now to insure quality seasoned hardwoods, hedge, oak, ash, locust, hackberry & walnut. Split, stacked & delivered. $160/cord. 785-727-8650 Seasoned Hedge, Oak, Locust & mixed hardwoods, stacked & delivered, $160. for full cord. Call Landon, 785-766-0863


via 9 community newspaper sites.

Coffee Pot. like new, was $100. Asking $15. please call 785-550-4142 Duel 4 cup coffee pot w/ insulated mugs. NEW, please call 785-550-4142 Cordless Telephone & Answering Machine. G.E. telephone & answering set ~ extra hand set ~ asking $20. call 785-550-4142

Houseplant: large philodendron, brass planter. $7. Please call 785-749-4490.

Landscape Auction

March 19th, 10AM 474 N. 1950 Rd., Lecompton

John Deere 283C mower, Gravely 250Z mower, Poulan XXV chain saw, Timco 20 gal. gas powered sprayer, Brinley 25 gal. seeder, more. Full list:

Snapper 26” steel deck, high wheel, walk mower, self propelled. Swivel front wheels, 6HP Robin engine. $950. Superior condition, barely used. 785-550-1794

Miscellaneous Buckets: Several 5 gallon plastic buckets with lids, as many you like FREE. Call 785-749-0846



Directions: 2 miles south of 31st & Iowa and 1 mile west on N 1100 Road

Desk: Traditional walnut, 5 oversize drawers, brass pulls. Perfect condition. $90. Call 785-749-4490.

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Garage Sale Friday ONLY 8-1PM 5717 Goff Ct. (W. on Bob Billings to BobWhite) Large selection of sterling silver jewelry, tons of toys, books, school supplies, Easter candy & decor, Tot-Spot chairs, puzzles, paint, tree stakes, baseball backdrop, candles, Coleman cooler, patio umbrella, home decor kids clothes and shoes (6x & up), men’s & women’s clothes & shoes, sleds, croquet set, games, golf balls and more!

Women’s Wardrobe Sale All Sizes 18W-2X

Friday 10-6PM. Sat 8-12 NOON. Sun 1-5PM.

Cars-Domestic Chevrolet 2010 Impala LT,V6 power, 5 yr. warranty, FWD, heated leather seats, Bose premium sound, jsut like new, only $18,845. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Chevrolet 2002 Impala, 1 owner, V6, power, ONLY 71K miles, CD player, Dual climate zones, power locks/windows, Fresh and clean, PRICE CUT - $8,450 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Chevrolet 2009 Impala SS, V8 power, 5 year warranty, heated leather seats, sunroof, dual climate, GM certified, move fast it won’t last long, only $19,784. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Chevrolet 2009 Traverse LT, AWD, 5 year warranty, GM Certified, 3rd row seating, Only $26,412. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Chrysler 2009 300 AWD Touring only 30K miles, leather, Pwr equip, Black on Black, ABS, XM CD Radio, Premium alloy wheels, This is a lot of car! Only $17,921. STK#18863A. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

3807 Overland Drive. (1 block north of 6th & Monterey Way, turn right on Overland Dodge Drive.)

2007 Caliber R/T Hatchback, AWD to Conquer the Snow, 75K Miles, heated leather seats, CD player, sunroof. WON’T LAST LONG AT THIS PRICE! ONLY $10,984. STK#425542 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Vegetable Oil: 100 gallons Coats (knee length red of used vegetable oil, FREE. coat 2X, long navy coat size 18, brown leather Please call 785-749-0846. FANI jacket L, Black leather biker jacket L, KU Music-Stereo blue nylon jacket mens DODGE 2008 Caliber SRT4, XL, KU nylon wind- FWD, 6-SPD manual, Lots (3) Spinet Pianos w/bench. breaker mens M, Suits - of power, Black on Black! Lester $625, Baldwin Evan-Picone size 18, Leather, Navigation, CD Acronsonic $525, Lowery Danny & Nicole pant player, and so much more! $425. Price includes deliv- suits: dark green 18W, WON’T LAST LONG, ONLY ery & tuning. 785-832-9906 36K MILES, Navy 18W, Gray 18W, $17,995! Old Trumpet & Clarinet for Jackets - apt. 9 - blk size STK#12420A D a l e W i l l e y 7 8 5 8 4 3 5 200 20, Elizabeth gold wool sale. Call 785-843-1212 to size 18, Fundamental view. $50 or make offer. Things blk wool size 18, Piano - “Cable” Piano. nice Rafaela Woman blk/gold condition, comes with size 20, anna dk brown piano stool. $500. Call corduroy size 1X, linen Shirtjackets Slacks, 785-331-8986 sweaters, dresses, nighthwear, purses & bags, Office Equipment shoes (blk & navy heels) & boots (9-9-1/2) black Brothers Laser Printer boots (8-1/2), and fashDodge 2007 Magnum SXT HL2040, used only twice, ion jewelry. - Must be seen ... Hasn’t $100. 785-550-9289 been on the street at all this winter, & it shows. Sports-Fitness Drives amazing. Looks like it just came off the Equipment show room. Interior super clean, sports car red Baseball Equipment: paint, great chrome tires. Catcher’s gear; bags, bats, custom dual exhaust. 38k balls; 28-32”; Stealth, Remiles. $13,990, well below sponse, others. 10-15 yr Blue Book price. No loan olds. Enough to outfit a on car, clear title. Car is Pets whole team. 785-371-0150. in Lawrence - You are Rebounder - Mini Trampowelcome to come see it in AKC-Cavalier King line. with steady bars, person. My name is Josh. Charles Spaniel Pupfoldable & in great shape! You can call me at pies. Two Beautiful Blen$45/offer. 785-727-9107 785-691-5369 heim Puppies (2 males ) ready March 22th. marthamurphy DONATE YOUR VEHICLE Ticket Mart (NOSPAM)42 at yahoo dot Receive $1000 GROCERY com COUPON. UNITED BREAST Mens Final Four $525-$575 CANCER FOUNDATION. for 2 tickets. Have 2 or 4 Free Mammograms, S p r i n g e r S p a n i e l P u p s together. Will send COD. Breast Cancer Info AKC Springers. Black & Call 615-776-5901. White, males. Great pets & FREE Towing, hunters. 9 weeks. $300/ Tax Deductible, best offer. 785-764-0782 TV-Video Non-Runners Accepted. 1- 877-632-GIFT DIRECTV DEALS! FREE Movie Channels for 3 mos - Care-Servicesstarting at $29.99 for 24 Supplies Dale Willey Automotive mos -210+ Channels+FREE 2840 Iowa Street DIRECTV CINEMA plus, Pet Taxi: (785) 843-5200 Large size. 36” L X Free Installation! Limited w w w 24” W X 26” H. $50 cash. PH time only. New Cust only. 785-842-1247 1-866-528-5002 promo code Find us on Facebook at 34933 Training Classes - Lawrence TV: Three old televisions Jayhawk Kennel Club, 6 leyauto for sale - Very Cheap! $3 weeks - $70. Enroll online each. Call 785-843-1212 to at Ford 2010 Fusion 3.5 V6 view. Come and get them! Sport only 15K miles, one owner, local trade, leather, Two Games: For $55, in exsunroof, spoiler, alloy cellent condition. One is wheels, CD changer, Sync, Halo: Reach. Second game rear park aide, and lots is Call of Duty: Modern more! Why buy New? Warfare 2. I send locally Great low payments availonly, I don’t take credit able. Only $19,444. cards or checks. Only STK#488901. cash. You won’t get this Dale Willey 785-843-5200 offer from any Gamestop or any Game place. Con- Bicycles-Mopeds tact me at or Bike: 12” girl’s Rawley bike, Ford 2000 Mustang GT, like new, pink bicycle, in- manual, 95K, AM/FM/ CD by phone 785-841-1795 black interior cludes training wheels, radio, helmet, and handle bar leather seats, silver exterior, newly replaced Want To Buy purse. $50. Please call clutch, brakes, spark 785-550-6829 plugs, & oil change, Pinball Machine Wanted AC/heater works well, Looking to buy a pinball Runs great! Asking $7,800 machine. Preferably a Campers or best offer. This car must solid state machine from 1980 and newer. Jayco 1997 popup camper. go!!!! Call 785-550-9116 or 913-558-4279 For Sale 1997 Jayco pop up 785-550-6282 email me at WTB broken or working camper. sleeps 6. front ‘05- PC/Mac laptops, iMacs bed king size back bed full Ford 1998 Mustang, V6 + Minis, iPhones, ‘08- size. table makes out in Power, 2DR Coupe, Power smartphones. Please bed. Good shape. must sell Locks/windows, keyless $1800/offer. Call Call/Text 785-304-0724. asking or email entry, CD player and casCan meet in Lawrence and 785-554-2023 sette, 73K miles, ONLY pay cash. $6,450 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 RV's

Chair Rocking chair (large). Asking $25. Please call 785-331-8986 Chairs - 2 Wingback Chairs. Asking $100 for the pair. Please call 785-331-8986


Career and casual clothes Dog House: Large size $20. Name brand - cash only! Call after 4PM at 785small bills please. 856-0175 or 785-832-1049 .

Friday Noon - 6PM Saturday 8AM -3PM

Electric extra long twin bed, nearly new, new $1,000 asking $200. Lift ex. cond. $150. NOW OPEN Past & Present Chair, Treasures. Antiques, col- Please call 785-213-7736 lectible and other unique 785-213-2809 items. Now open in Eudora 729 Main Street Wed-Sat Handmade Hutch. 4 drawers, 4 doors, very spa10am-6pm Sun 11am-4pm cious! Shelving space and Area Open Houses Antique Marble Top table top storage. Very nice. for sale. Marble top is ap- Wood. $25. 6 ft long, 5 ft proximately 21inches deep high. 785-727-9109 and 29 inches wide. $100 Hide-a-bed: Nice, no tears, and make offer. Call $100. Call 785-832-1961 any785-843-1212 to view OPEN HOUSE time. SAT & SUN - 1-4 PM Couch & chair - Beautiful, Kid’s Lang Armoire. Light 1647 Bobwhite Drive antique couch & chair. oak in color and in excelLAWRENCE, KS Asking $100. Please call lent condition. If inter3BR, Main level Master, 3 785-331-8986 ested please call Bath, Formal Dining, Eat-in 785-766-0404 Kitchen, Granite, Custom Window Treatments, Fin- Appliances Quilt Rack: Carved maple, ished Bsmt., Corner Lot, Fenced, Covered Deck, Oster Toaster Oven. 6 slice holds 2 quilts. Perfect condition. $15. Call Custom Patio, Sprinklers. with removable crumb 785-749-4490 IMMACULATE INSIDE & OUT tray. Got a little over a $339,900. 785-856-1409 year ago and has never been used. $40 If inter- Gift Ideas ested please call 785-766-0404

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Christmas in March! Tree, lights, bulbs and more! All the decorations you’ll need! $40 for the whole kit & kaboodle! 785-727-9107

Bedroom Suite - Antique white, gold trim, king size, Bedroom suite: headboard, dresser, 2 night stands, & desk. All for $100. Call 785-331-8986



Holiday Decor

Crib Bumper: PBKid’s, light Lawn, Garden & green chamois on inside, green gingham on reverse. Nursery Like new condition. Matching rug and crib skirt also Houseplant: large airplane available. $15. Call plant, wicker planter. $6. Please call 785-749-4490. 785-841-7217.



on Clinton Pkwy.

OPEN Noon - 3 PM Sun., March 20, 2011

3BR, 1989, very nice 14 x 80, 1 bath. $225/mo. Gaslight Village. 785-727-9764

2 & 3BR Townhomes, starting at $760/mo. Avail. Aug. Roommates Fireplace, Walk in closets, and private patios. 1 Pet 3BR, Right next to KU, 1322 Valley Ln. 2BRs - $400/BR, OK. Call 785-842-3280 1BR - $375. W/D, LR, FP, 3BR, 2.5 bath, all appls. + deck, porch, 913-269-4265 W/D, FP, 2 car garage. Pet ok. 1514A Legends Trail Dr. Baldwin City $900/mo. 785-218-1784 4BR, 2 bath townhome on Available now - 3 Bed- cul-de-sac, avail. now. room town home close to W/D hookup, CA, garage & campus. For more info, deck. $1000/mo. please call: 785-841-4785 785-214-8854 For Lease or Lease To Own 3BR house, 2 bath, 2 car. New Construction. 506 Santa Fe Ct., Baldwin City $1,100/mo. 785-423-9100 Newly decorated 3BR, 2 bath townhome - 1,477 sq. ft., all appls., blinds, 2 car. Eudora 2732 Coralberry Ct. Great W. location, Backs to park 3BR nice 1997 mobile home, & lake, bike path, 1/2 mi. to 2 bath, new carpet, CH/CA, Sunflower grade and SW W/D hookup. $645/mo. + middle schoos. Lawn care Refs., deposit. 913-845-3273 & snow removal provided. $950/mo. 785-842-7073

3BR, 1½ bath reduced to $750/mo., 12 mo. lease

Area Open Houses Baby & Children's Items

Travel Trailer: 2009 Wildwood by Forest River. 26ft, w/2doors, Dinette slide. Rear bedroom w/door. Full Bath. Gas cook top, oven. Microwave. 2door refrigerator& freezer. Front couch. Awning. Electric hitch w/stabilizer bars. Lots of storage. Low miles. $14000. 785-865-2584/785-249-5738

GM Certified?

is not like any other Dealer Backed Warranty. Don’t let the other dealers tell you any different. Dale Willey Automotive is the only Dealer in Lawrence that GM Certifies its cars. Come see the difference! Call for Details. 785-843-5200 Ask for Allen.



Cars-Imports A BIG Selection of Hybrids in StockSeven to choose fromCall or Stop by Johnny I’s Cars 814 Iowa 785-841-3344

Blue “Shirley Temple” pitcher Jewel Tea “Ball” pitcher Budweiser steins Full size plush blanket Jewelry VHS, DVD, Disc & 33 Records Marbles Furniture Baby items Brass items Clothes: Infants - Adults BBQ utensils Foot locker Tablecloths Sheets Pillow cases Pellet Gun Hand & power tools Glassware/silverware Children’s movies Books (includes recipe books) Toys & stuffed animals Lots & Lots of Misc. Every ad you place runs in print and online. Free ads for merchandise under $100. Online ads target Northeast Kansas via 9 community newspaper sites. Your online ad comes with up to 4,000 characters plus a free photo. Place your ad any time of day or night at Enhance your listing with multiple photos, maps, even video!


Buick 1999 Park Avenue, V6 Power, ONLY 73K miles, smooth ride, power locks/windows/seat, cassettee player. $7,995 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Cadillac 2008 DTS Vintage Edition, 6 year warranty, CAdillacCertified, heated and cooled leather seats, premium stereo, and so much more! You need to see it, Only $25,995.. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Chevrolet 2008 Impala LS, V6, power, FWD, 5 year warranty, only 41K miles, very smooth. $13,450. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Chevrolet 2007 Impala LT, FWD, V6 engine, heated leather seats, dual front climate control, CD, GM Certified, 5 YEAR WARRANTY, 63K MILES, ONLY $11,651, STK#421091 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Chevrolet 2007 Impala LT, FWD, V6 engine, heated leather seats, dual front climate control, CD, GM Certified, 5 YEAR WARRANTY, 63K MILES, ONLY $11,651, STK#421091 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Chevrolet 2010 Impala LT. FWD, V6, 5 year warranty, GM Ceritifed, Dual climate zones, CD Player, Power windows/Locks, 34K Miles, ONLY $15,741 STK#13729 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Jeep 2002 Grand Cherokee 4x4 EXCELLENT CONDITION! 4 Dr, 4WD, Alloy Wheels, Luggage Rack, Towing Package, Bucket Seats, Power Door Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seats, Rear Defrost, Tinted Windows, Anti-theft, CD Player, Information Center, Keyless Entry, For more Info please call 785-331-9664


Interest Rates on all used vehicles available only at Dale Willey Automotive Pontiac 2009 GT, Selection of 4 - Special purchase by Dale Willey Automotive, all with V6 engine, CD, keyless entry, XM radio, and 5 year warranty, starting at at $12.841. Dale Willey 785-843-5200


“We can locate any vehicle you are looking for.” Toyota 2003 Avalon XL Sedan. Luxury - Great condition, V6, FWD, 4dr, AM/FM radio, CD player, Cassette player, pwr windows, pwr locks, white body, tan leather interior. 70K miles, $9,900. Private sale! This one won’t last long. 785-766-4055 Toyota 2004 Camry XLE, ONE owner NO accident car in beautiful condition. Also have a 2003 Camry SE, loaded, two local owners. NICE. Check website for photos. Financing available. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Toyota 2009 Prius, Local car, 50MPG, side air bags, Sage Metallic. Audi 2004 Allroad station Johnny I’s Cars wagon, AWD, Lots of lux814 Iowa 785-841-3344 ury, heated leather, roof, premium sound, and more. Only 62K miles. Toyota 2005 Sienna LE, $14,890. Stk#339561. power door, 162k, like Dale Willey 785-843-5200 new, well cared for SALE $9900 View pics at Find out what 785.856.0280 your Car is Worth 845 Iowa St. - NO Obligation Lawrence, KS 66049 - NO Hassle

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Honda 2003 Accord EX-L 4cyl, blue, new tires, 119K, 1-owner, leather, moon, Auto, SALE $9,500. View pics at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049 Honda 2001 Accord EX V6 2dr, 140k, red, auto, like new!! SALE $7900. View pics at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Toyota 2004 Solara SLE, pearl, new tires, leather, moon, 111K, prior minor accident, SALE $8,900. View pics at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Crossovers Buick 2009 Enclave CX, FWD, 5 year warranty, GM Certified, Only 1 owenr, 35K miels, Only $27,841. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Chevrolet 2010 Equinox LT, FWD, 5 year warranty, GM certified, Only 1 owner, Honda 2009 accord LX-P, 1 very clean, 14K miels, owner, smooth ride, very $22,845. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 reliable, only $17,995. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Chevrolet 2009 HHR LT,5 Honda 2009 Accord LX-P, 1 year warranty, heated owner, smooth ride, Very leather seats, fire engine reliable, ONLY $17,995. red, GM certified, FWD, CD Dale Willey 785-843-5200 player, and more! 32K les! JVC stereo system, $13,756. Honda 2004 Accord V6, 4Dr, Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Loaded, 119K, 2nd Private owner, $8,500 or best offer. Oskaloosa, 785-817-0766 Ford 2009 Escape XLT 4x4, 1 owner, side airbags, SAT. Honda 2004 Civic EX How radio, 6 disc changer. about up to 29MPG hiway? Johnny I’s Cars Very nice, automatic, 814 Iowa 785-841-3344 moonroof, newer tires, loy wheels, PW, PL, CD, cruise. Nice clean car in Get the Car champagne tan. Rueschhoff Automobiles Covered from the tires to the roof 2441 W. 6th St. from bumper to bumper. 785-856-6100 24/7 0% Financing available on all service contracts Honda 2010 Insight EX HyNo credit checks. brid Auto factory warranty Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Johnny I’s Cars 814 Iowa 785-841-3344 Honda 1993 Accord Honda 2010 Insight EX Hy10th Anniv. brid Auto factory warranty Black, 154k original miles, Johnny I’s Cars very nice!! $3,900 814 Iowa 785-841-3344 View pics at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Hyundai 2004 Tiburon, Auto, ONLY 78K, 2 door coupe, sporty, SALE $7900. View pics at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049 Johnny I’s Auto Sales 814 Iowa 785-841-3344 Mini Cooper 2007, 1 owner, very nice car, 37MPG, highway, heated seats, sunroof, CD player, ONLY $15,450 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 MINI COOPER 2004 Very low mileage at 21,450. Gold with black top. Moonroof. Automatic with black leather interior. Lower front bumper has damage, and drivers’ door has some door dings, otherwise is in excellent condition. May deal to compensate for damage. $10,800. 785-856-0718

Honda 2007 Element SC. Black, auto, low miles, side airbags. Johnny I’s Cars 814 Iowa 785-841-3344 Nissan 2003 Friontier super cab, 4x4, XE, off Road package, auto V6 nly 56K miles. Johnny I’s Cars 814 Iowa 785-841-3344 Nissan 2001 Pathfinder SE 4x4, Moon, Leather, 138k SALE $8,900 View pics at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049 Protect Your Vehicle with an extended service contract from Dale Willey Automotive Call Allen at 785-843-5200. Subaru 2006 Forester. AWD, side airbags, 67K, auto transmission, Twilight Pearl Grey. Johnny I’s Cars 814 Iowa 785-841-3344


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The Selection

Premium selected automobiles Specializing in Imports

Nissan 2002 Altima 2.5 SL, Blk/Blk leather, moon, Bose, 92K Sale $7,900. View pics at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049 Nissan 2004 Maxima SL, 75k NAV, Bose, Elite, SALE $11,900. View pics at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049 Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Scion 2010 TC with under 1000 miles! Super clean one owner, automatic. Why buy new? Awesome alloy wheels, 160W Pioneer audio, Dual moon roof. See website for more info and photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles Pontiac 2010 Vibe, FWD, red, 38K miles, CD player, 2441 W. 6th St. Power Locks/windows, 785-856-6100 24/7 keyless entry, cruise, XM/AM/FM radio, ABS, On Scion 2006 XA Auto Pearl Star Safety,Only $12,777. Blue Package III, Local car - great mpg. STK#18816. Johnny I’s Cars Dale Willey 785-843-5200 814 Iowa 785-841-3344 Saturn 1996 SL1, 4 door, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, 199k mi- 1994 Subaru Legacy, 4 door les, new clutch, 34 mpg, sedan, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, 230k miles, new clutch, $2700 runs & drives great, $1900, Midwest Mustang Midwest Mustang 749-3131 749-3131 Special Purchase! 09-10 Subaru 2006 Legacy OutPontiac G6, Selection of 12, back Wagon, 1 owner, 57K Starting at $12,315. Financ- AWD. Johnny I’s Cars ing Rates as Low as 1.9%. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 814 Iowa 785-841-3344

Honda 2006 CBR1000RR FOR SALE. In excellent condition. With 4742 miles. $6000/offer. Contact 913-231-9815/913-609-7784

Sport Utility-4x4 Ford 1998 Explorer Eddie Bauer. Clean, black, leather, michelin tires, moonroof, 4x4, Nice SUV, everything works! Good safe car for your student! 158K, $4,950. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

GM Certified?

is not like any other Dealer Backed Warranty. Don’t let the other dealers tell you any different. Dale Willey Automotive is the only Dealer in Lawrence that GM Certifies its cars. Come see the difference! Call for Details. 785-843-5200 Ask for Allen. Jeep 2008 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, Navigation, heated seats, both tops, 1 local trade-in. Johnny I’s Cars 814 Iowa 785-841-3344 Mazda 2008 CX-7 Touring, 1 owner, FWD, SUV, only 32K miles, CD changer, AM/FM, tinted windows, roof rack, cruise, keyless entry, power everything, alloy wheels, only $15,921 STK#14464. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 We Are Now Your Chevrolet Dealer. Call Us For Your Service Or Sales Needs! Dale Willey 785-843-5200

21 !"#$S&'() +'$," -.) /0-Truck-Pickups Truck-Pickups Chevrolet 2007 Impala LT, 5 Year warranty, GM cErtified, heated leather seats, dual climate, Power locks/windows, CD only $11,650 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Chevrolet 2010 Malibu LTZ, 5 year warranty, FWD, GM certified, heated leather seats, very nice ride! 26K miles. $20,995. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Chevrolet 2007 Trailblazer LS, ONLY 35K miles, sunroof, front dual zone climate control CD PLAYER, Power Locks/windows and much more! ONLY $15,421. STK#371241 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Chevrolet Truck 2006 Silverado LT, Crew cab, ONLY 50K Miles, CD player, Dual zone climate control, AM/FM, Power Call and ask for details. ONLY $19,444, STK#10362 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Dodge 2001 RAM SLT, truck, extended cab, 1 owner, Only 13K miles! JVC stereo system.$13,995. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Ford 2004 F-250 Lariat extended cab, V8 turbo diesel, 4WD, heated leather seats, only 64K miles, $20,415. Dale Willey 785-843-5200


GMC 2008 Envoy SLT, 5 year warranty, heated leather seats, wood trim interior, very nice ride, ONLY $21,995 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Chrysler 2010 Town & Country Touring, room for the whole family, DVD player, heated leather seats, sirius satellite radio, just like new, only $24,995. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

GMC 2007 Sierra Truck, V8 Engine Only 37K Miles, GM Certified 5year Warranty means you can buy with confidence, CD player, Onstar Safety, and more. ONLY $15,844. STK#333062 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Honda 2003 Odessey EX, pwr door, 114k excellent condition, SALE $8900 View pics at 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Air Conditioning

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Automotive Services

K’s Tire

Sales and Service Tires for anything Batteries Brakes Oil Changes Fair and Friendly Customer Service is our trademark 2720 Oregon St. 785-843-3222 Find great offers at kstire

Fastest Way To Liquidate Your Assets Auto • Farm • Estate Construction • Business Also consider Buyouts Call Dan Hiatt 913-963-1729

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C & G Auto Sales

Rentals Available! Quality Pre-owned Cars & Trucks Buy Sell Trade Financing Available 308 E. 23rd St. Lawrence


Your locally owned and operated carpet and upholstery cleaning company since 1993! • 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Services Available By Appointment Only


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CONCRETE INC. Your local concrete repair specialists Sidewalks, Patios, Driveways

Driveways, Parking Lots, Paving Repair, Sidewalks, Garage Floors, Foundation Repair 785-843-2700 Owen 24/7


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Banquet Room Available for Corporate Parties, Wedding Receptions, Fundraisers Bingo Every Friday Night 1803 W 6th St. (785) 843-9690 http://lawrencemarket

Family Owned & Operated for 37 Years Domestic & Foreign Expert Service 630 Connecticut St


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For All Your Battery Needs Across The Bridge In North Lawrence 903 N 2nd St | 785-842-2922 battery

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“If you want it done right, take it to Hite.” Auto Body Repair Windshield & Auto Glass Repair 3401 W 6th St (785) 843-8991 http://lawrencemarket

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• Decks • Gazebos • Framing • Siding • Fences • Additions • Remodel • Weatherproofing & Staining Insured, 20 yrs. experience. 785-550-5592 Limited time offer...


100’s of carpet colors. Many IN STOCK for quick service and 0% financing

125,000 Sq. Ft.

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Oakley Creek Catering

Financial Bankruptcy, Tax Negotiation, Foreclosure Defense - Call for Free consultation. Cloon Legal Services 888-845-3511 “We are a federally designated debt relief agency.”

Christensen Floor Care LLC. Wood, Tile, Carpet, Concrete, 30 yrs. exp. 785-842-8315 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/christensenfloorcare

- Full Service Caterer Specializing in smoked meats & barbeque - Corporate Events, Private Parties, WeddingsOn-Site Cooking Available Family Owned & Operated lynncommunications

Employment Services

Licensed Day Care, 2 Openings - birth & up, 1st aid, CPR, SRS. 4 slots for 5 - 11 yr. olds. 785-764-6660

Temporary or Contract Staffing Evaluation Hire, Direct Hire Professional Search Onsite Services (785) 749-7550 1000 S Iowa, Lawrence KS express

Keith A. Browning, P.E. Director of Public Works DATED: March 14, 2011 _______ (First published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World March 10, 2011) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL COURT DEPARTMENT CORNERBANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. TIMBER VILLAS CONSTRUCTION, LLC, et al. Defendants. Case No. 09 CV 376 Court No. 1 Chapter 60 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court in and for the said County of Douglas, in a certain cause in said Court numbered 09 CV 376 wherein the parties above-named were respectively plaintiff and defendants, and to me, the undersigned Sheriff of said county, directed, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand in the Jury Assembly Room of the District Court of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center in the City of Lawrence, in said county, on Thursday, the 31st day of March, 2011, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., of said day, the following described parcels of real estate located in the County of Douglas State of Kansas, to-wit:

Every ad you place runs in print and online. Free ads for merchandise under $100. Online ads target Northeast Kansas via 9 community newspaper sites. Your online ad comes with up to 4,000 characters plus a free photo. Place your ad any time of day or night at Enhance your listing with multiple photos, maps, even video!

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Home Improvements

• Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation Call 785-842-5203 or visit us at /freestategaragedoors

General Services

Handyman Services All phases of work, Kitchen, Bath, Tile, Carpet, Decks Interior/Exterior Call Eric 913-742-0699 JASON TANKING CONSTRUCTION New Construction Framing, Remodels, Additions, Decks Fully Ins. & Lic. 785.760.4066 http://lawrencemarket


• Baths • Kitchens • Rec Rooms • Tile • Windows •Doors •Trim •Wood Rot Since 1974 GARY 785-856-2440 Licensed & Insured

Lawn, Garden & Nursery

Martin Floor Covering

Linoleum, Carpet, Ceramic, Hardwood, Laminate, Porcelain Tile. Estimates Available 1 mile North of I-70. http://lawrencemarketplace. com/martin_floor_covering

CONCRETE INC Your local foundation repair specialist! Waterproofing, Basement, & Crack Repair

NOT Your ordinary bicycle store!

Renovations Kitchen/Bath Remodels House Additions & Decks Quality Work Affordable Prices

(785) 550-1565


Lawrence’s Newest Sign Shop

• Full Color Printing • Banners & Decals • Vehicle Graphics • Yard Signs • Magnets • Stationary & Much More!! 785-856-7444 1717 W. 6th


Seamless aluminum guttering. Many colors to choose from. Install, repair, screen, clean-out. Locally owned. Insured. Free estimates.


Heating & Cooling

Snow Removal Sidewalks/Driveways Sheetrock Installations & Repair Interior/Exterior Painting, Sinding Repair, Gutter & Deck Restoration and Full Remodels. Insured


Lawn Mowing Weedeating included All monies go toward college tuition Call Connor 785-979-4727

Low Maintenance Landscape, Inc.


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“Your Comfort Is Our Business.” Installation & Service Residential & Commercial (785) 841-2665 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/rivercityhvac

Plan Now For Next Year • Custom Pools, Spas & Water Features • Design & Installation • Pool Maintenance (785) 843-9119

Air Conditioning/ & Heating/Sales & Srvs. Free Estimates on replacement equipment! Ask us about Energy Star equipment & how to save on your utility bills.

Roger, Kevin or Sarajane

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Allcore Roofing & Restoration

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Pet Services Complete Roofing

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Plumbing Locksmith

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Repairs and Services

2449 B Iowa St. 785-842-1595

M-F 9-6, Th 9-8, Sat 9-4 CLASSES FORMING NOW Servicing Most Model Sewing Machines, Sergers & Vacs www.lawrencemarketplace. com/bobsbernina

Tree/Stump Removal


Trimmed, Shaped, Removed Shrubs, Fenceline Cleaned

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15yr. locally owned and operated company. Professionally trained staff. We move everything from fossils to office and household goods. Call for a free estimate. 785-749-5073 http://lawrencemarketplace. com/starvingartist


Specializing in: Residential & Commercial Tearoffs Asphalt & Fiberglass Shingling Cedar Shake Shingles

Signal Ridge Mowing Quality Lawn Mowing $25 per lawn. 785-248-9572


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Garrison Roofing

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Residential & Commercial Standard & High Security Keys Full Service Shop 840 Connecticut St. 785-749-3023 mobilelocksmith

Hail & Wind Storm Specialists

We Work With Your Insurance Inspections are FREE


mow, mulch, rake, tree/shrub trimming Marty Goodwin 785-979-1379


Roofs, Guttering, Windows, Siding, & Interior Restoration


1210 Lakeview Court, Innovative Planting Design Construction & Installation www.lawrencemarketplace. com/lml

Quality work at a fair price!

Mudjacking, waterproofing. We specialize in Basement Repair & pressure Grouting, Level & Straighten Walls, & Bracing on Walls. B.B.B. FREE ESTIMATES Since 1962 WAGNER’S 785-749-1696 Clockwork! Honest & Dependable Mow~Trim~Sweep~Hedges Steve 785-393-9152 Lawrence Only


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Foundation Repair


Child Care Provided

Garage Doors

Guttering Services

Foundation Repair Get Lynn on the line! 785-843-LYNN

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• UPHOLSTERY • REFINISH Carpenter, retired - Home Love’s Lawncare • REPAIR • REGLUE & Snow Removal repairs: Int./Ext.; Decks: • WINDOW FASHIONS Repair, Power wash, stain, Quality Service Free Est. Quality Since 1947 seal; Garden tilling (Mar. & & Senior Discounts 60 & up. Murphy Furniture Service Apr.); & more. 785-766-5285 Bonded & Insured 785-841-6484 409 E. 7th Call Danny 785-220-3925 D& S Home Improvements http://lawrencemarketplace. 30 yrs. Experience MB Mowing com/murphyfurniture Kitchens, Baths, Basements Call for Quality Lawn care Licensed Insured Quality 785-893-4128 913-208-6478/913-207-2580



bids or waive technicalities and to purchase the product that in the opinion of the Board is best suited to the work for which it is intended.


Decks & Fences

Call Billy Construction Decks, Fences, Etc. Insured. (785) 838-9791


Public Notices

1388 N 1293 Rd, Lawrence

Stacked Deck

Dale and Ron’s Auto Service

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the purchase of approximately 52,000 gallons of 38% Calcium Chloride solution or 52,000 gallons of 32% Magnesium Chloride solution by the Douglas County Department of Public Works will be received in the Office of the Douglas County Clerk, 1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence, Kansas 66044 until 3:30 P.M., Thursday, March 31, 2011 and then publicly opened in the presence of the County Clerk.

Steve’s Place

A New Transmission Is Not Always The Fix. It Could Be A Simple Repair. Now, Real Transmission Checkouts Are FREE! Call Today 785-843-7533


Banquet Hall available for wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate meetings & seminars. For more info. visit http://lawrencemarket

Flooring Installation

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Carpets & Rugs

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Eagles Lodge

Carpet Cleaning Kansas Carpet Care, Inc.

Office* Clerical* Accounting Light Industrial* Technical Finance* Legal


Decorative & Regular concrete drives, walks, & patios. 42 yrs. exp. Jayhawk Concrete 785-979-5261 Tires, Alignment, Brakes, A/C, Suspension Repair Financing Available 785-841-6050 1828 Mass. St performancetire


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Employment Services

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the longer he doesn’t see it the easier it will be to tell him in the future. He won’t see it if I don’t show it to him. Maybe he’ll read this letter and not be so upset. — Tatted

Dear Tatted: Did you pay for the tattoo yourself? If so, Dad does not have to know about it. You are, after all, a legal adult. However, it is usually best to bite the bullet and get it over with. Dad may respond more positively than You are obviously unhappy, you think, and if not, his anger and it sounds as if your mar- won’t last forever. riage has been in trouble for a while. Please talk to someone who can help you find better ways to deal with your situation.

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Dear Annie: I am 18 years old, get good grades in college, stay out of trouble and am a good daughter. I recently got a small tattoo. I live at home and have not yet told my father about it. He has double standards when it comes to my brother and me. My brother is three years older and has a large tattoo. But I know Dad will be angry about mine, even though he was perfectly fine with my brother getting one, and he has one himDear Going Mad: Even if self. your husband refuses counHow do I tell him? I know seling, you should go anyway. it is bad to hide it, but I figure

CBS pre-empts its dependable and popular Thursday-night series to present prime-time coverage of the NCAA Basketball Tournament (6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., CBS, time approximate). No matter who wins tonight’s NCAA games, “American Idol” (7 p.m., Fox) will be the most-watched program of the night. Barring some tear-stained reprieve, a second contestant will be sent home. In tonight’s “Parks and Recreation” (7:30 p.m., NBC), the often awkward and sporadically amusing cartoon-like comedy lampoons the news media’s obsession with fear-mongering and superstition. Leslie (Amy Poehler) has staked her reputation and the fate of her entire department on the success of the revival of the town’s Harvest Festival. Rather than report on the fun and games with a pleasant puff piece, an embittered local reporter builds up the rumor of a “curse” placed on the festival by a local Indian tribe because the happy event will take place on an ancient burial ground. The show revels in tabloid media excess, with a local station even showing a “recreation” of evil spirits attacking Leslie, as rendered by really cheap-looking computer animation. ● Speaking of tabloid media and superstition, “Destination Truth” (6 p.m., Syfy) presents the series’ first live episode covering a St. Patrick’s Day-themed search for the so-called Banshee Ghost in County Carlow, Ireland. According to the network press release, (that begins with the sure-fire line, “According to legend ... ”) a banshee is a female specter who lets out a wail around a house the night before one unlikely resident is slated to die. OK, I’m a skeptic, but I may gain an inkling of faith in this 100proof blarney if I read that “Destination Truth” gets canceled tomorrow. ● “Manhunter: Fugitive Task Force” (9 p.m., A&E) returns for a third season of 23 half-hour episodes. Each installment follows a New York based crew as they search for a wanted criminal. First up: the challenge of finding the man who raped a very young victim. ● What do you do when you’re the premiere sports network and your core audience is watching basketball on CBS? You show “Winter X Games Europe” (7 p.m., ESPN).

Tonight’s other highlights ● Spend St. Patrick’s Day with a wee marathon of corny old movies, from “My Wild Irish Rose” (5 a.m., TCM) to “The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady” (5 p.m.). ● Michael and Holly’s public affection make many uneasy on “The Office” (8 p.m., NBC). ● A viral outbreak looms on “Bones” (8 p.m., Fox). ● Reality camera lingers on the set on “30 Rock” (9 p.m., NBC). ● A prenup gets messy on “Fairly Legal” (9 p.m., USA). Cult choice Mainstream Hollywood’s efforts to capture the youth audience of films like “Easy Rider” resulted in spate of “relevant” stinkers, including “R.P.M.” (3:45 a.m., TCM), a 1970 tale of campus rebellion directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Anthony Quinn and Ann-Margret.

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JACQUELINE BIGAR’S STARS For Thursday, March 17: This year, passions are high and sarcasm could run rampant. Be sensitive to new possibilities that come through partners and associates. If you are single, you meet people with ease. You don't need to jump into a relationship. If you are attached, enjoy the back-and-forth mental exchanges. Virgo often challenges your thought process. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You'll Have: 5Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult Aries (March 21-April 19) ★★★★★ Your playfulness merges with your imagination. How can anyone hold you back? Especially if you were born Irish. Tonight: It is obvious, isn't it? Paint the city green. Taurus (April 20-May 20) ★★★ You are trying to keep the lid on a personal issue. The problem is, a friend might be working against you, not intentionally, and the lid will blow. Tonight: Be Irish at home. Gemini (May 21-June 20) ★★★★★ You have a way or style about you that attracts many people, and most certainly at this moment. If you can get out of work early, by all means,

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do. Tonight: Having fun and not going far. Cancer (June 21-July 22) ★★★ Your sensitivity is needed when dealing with a child or loved one. People don't realize how tuned in you are, which is why you are moody more times than not. Tonight: Treat yourself. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ Someone around you could be vested in maintaining a haze around him- or herself. Wait until you have a more reality-bound type of perspective. Tonight: Don't kid yourself about a relationship. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★ Know when to step back and allow others to express their thoughts and ideas. Could you be ever so slightly overwhelmed? Tonight: If Irish, celebrate at home. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★★ Your ability to adjust and make the best of difficult situations emerges. A certain element of pie-in-the-sky thinking surrounds you and those you care about. Tonight: Where people are wearing green! Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★ Whether you like it or not, you are in the

limelight. Your ability to understand others and get to the bottom on an issue emerges. Tonight: Celebrating, whether you are Irish or not. Sagittarius (Nov. 22Dec. 21) ★★★★★ Reach out for those at a distance. You also might need to discuss an important matter with an expert or someone who often plays the role of devil's advocate. Tonight: Follow the music. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★ Relate to others directly, knowing full well what the end results could be. Understanding evolves to a new level as a result. Tonight: Dinner for two. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★★ Defer to others. Though you might not be sure they have the right path, you need to find out. Remain supportive rather than give them your opinion. Tonight: Relax. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★ You might be left holding the bag today as others seem to stomp out of work, not quite completing this or that. Tonight: Join a co-worker. — The astrological forecast should be read for entertainment only.

ACROSS 1 Amino or boric 5 Trail for Hansel and Gretel 11 Bond girl Green 14 Crescent shape 15 Visit a restaurant 16 The point of writing? 17 Big names in frozen treats 19 Steeped beverage 20 “Let sleeping dogs ___” 21 “Underwear” of yore 23 Extremely pale 26 Munched on 28 Adolescent development 29 Nobel Prize winner, e.g. 31 Trojan War survivor 33 Greedy sort 34 Took control of the ship 36 Leaders of a famous expedition 41 Mean 42 “I’d like to buy ___, Pat” 44 Wickerwork 47 Persistently annoying people 50 Bassoon relative 51 According to 52 Veins of riches 53 Venice vehicle

Brown (War; Lowrider Band) is 65. Actor Patrick Duffy is 62. Actor Kurt Russell is 60. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 57. Actor Gary Sinise is 56. Actor Christian Clemenson is 53. Former basketball and baseball player Danny Ainge is 52. Actress Viccki Lewis is 51. Actor Casey

Siemaszko is 50. Writerdirector Rob Sitch is 49. Actor Rob Lowe is 47. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 44. Rock musician Van Conner (Screaming Trees) is 44. Actor Mathew St. Patrick is 43. Actor Yanic Truesdale is 42. Rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur is 39. Soccer player Mia Hamm is 39.

13 Shames 18 Workday start, for many 22 Bearlike mammal 23 Yodeling setting 24 Travel like Columbus 25 Bigger than big 26 Floral perfume 27 ‘Twixt 12 and 20 30 Balance sheet listing 31 Traveled a curved path 32 A sniggler snares it 35 Painter Degas 37 Roused 38 “Now ___ seen everything!” 39 All bets are off after this 40 ___-slapper

56 Powder container 57 Engine’s throttle 58 Gradeschool couple? 64 Santa Barbara-toLas Vegas dir. 65 Flatware company named after a tribe 66 Share a border with 67 Insecticide banned by the EPA 68 Colorful variety of lawn grass 69 It presents problems DOWN 1 White clerical gown 2 “The Hustler” prop 3 Place to stay overnight 4 Blackjack opponent 5 Formally surrender, as territory 6 British rule in India 7 4x4 vehicle, for short 8 Telegraph patentholder 9 Bacharach or Young 10 Eyelid inflammation 11 Tempt 12 Capital on the Danube

(good joke) 43 Biblical mount 44 Mired (with “down”) 45 Teem 46 Fourteen-line poem 48 Went on the lam 49 Severe backup 51 Wore a hole in the rug 54 Air-freshener target 55 Toe the ___ (be obedient) 56 Word with “sack” 59 Baby beaver, fox or raccoon 60 Hubbub 61 Organization of lawyers (Abbr.) 62 Wacko 63 Biblical verb attachment



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Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for more than 20 years. He is a very good-looking man. His co-workers are mostly women. Yes, I am jealous, and I have good reason to be. When we married, he was loving, caring and gave me lots of attention. My whole life changed due to health problems. Now, I barely get a kiss as he leaves for work. Even though my health has improved, he stopped sleeping in our bedroom several years ago and hasn’t returned. He thinks coming home, eating what I cook and retiring to the recliner is sufficient attention. Also, he told me the company arranged for him and a female employee to have a meeting once a week in his office. This bothered me because she called his cell phone in the evening. This went on for several months until I confronted him. He accused me of being jealous. What should I do? Stay here and be a dishrag? Or move on with my life? He refuses to go for counseling or see a pastor. — Going Mad


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SCOREBOARD BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS—Reassigned RHP Brendan Wise to their minor league camp. NEW YORK YANKEES—Optioned RHP Andrew Brackman, INF Brandon Laird, OF Melky Mesa and INF Kevin Russo to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) and LHP Steve Garrison and RHP Ryan Pope to Trenton (EL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association SAN ANTONIO SPURS—Signed G-F Danny Green. FOOTBALL Arena Football League ARIZONA RATTLERS—Re-signed WR Rod Windsor. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Signed WR David McKoy. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL—Suspended F Dany Heatley two games for delivering an elbow to the head of Dallas C Steve Ott in a March 16 game. ATLANTA THRASHERS—Reassigned D Noah Welch to Chicago (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS—Recalled G Joey MacDonald from Grand Rapids (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS—Recalled F Nigel Dawes and F Aaron Palushaj from Hamilton (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS—Signed D Aaron Ness to a three-year contract. OTTAWA SENATORS—Reassigned D Andre Benoit and F Jim O’Brien to Binghamton (AHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Assigned D Yann Sauve to Manitoba (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS—Suspended FC Dallas D Jair Benitez one game and fined him $500 for his actions during a preseason Feb. 12 game against Houston. Fined Real Salt Lake D Jamison Olave $250 for public criticism via social media of a League official following a preseason March 8 game against Sporting Kansas City. COLORADO RAPIDS—Signed F Caleb Folan. D.C. UNITED—Signed G Joe Willis. PORTLAND TIMBERS—Acquired F Brian Umony on loan from University of Pretoria FC (South Africa). SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES—Acquired M Simon Dawkins on loan from Tottenham Hotspur (English Premier League). COLLEGE COLGATE—Released men’s basketball coach Emmett Davis from his contract. Announced the resignation of women’s basketball coach Pamela Bass. DAVIDSON—Named Robert Fickling offensive line coach. HIGH POINT—Announced the resignation of women’s basketball coach Tooey Loy. HOLY CROSS—Announced the resignation of men’s lacrosse coach Adam Pascal. LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE—Named Timothy Edwards defensive line coach. LSU—Announced women’s basketball coach Van Chancellor is stepping down and will serve as special assistant to the athletic director. MONTANA—Named Legi Suiaunoa defensive line coach.

MONTANA STATE BILLINGS—Announced the contract of men’s basketball coach George Pfeifer will not be renewed. MOUNT UNION—Announced resignation men’s basketball coach Lee Hood. SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE—Named Peter Viteritti women’s volleyball coach.

NCAA Tournament

FIRST ROUND At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Tuesday No. 16 Seed Southeast: UNC Asheville 81, Arkansas-Little Rock 77, OT No. 12 Seed East: Clemson 70, UAB 52 Wednesday No. 16 Seed East: Texas-San Antonio 70, Alabama State 61 No. 11 Seed Southwest: Virginia Commonwealth 59, Southern Cal 46 EAST REGIONAL Second Round Today At St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, Fla. West Virginia (20-11) vs. Clemson, 11:25 a.m. Kentucky (25-8) vs. Princeton (25-6), 30 minutes following Friday At Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina (26-7) vs. Long Island University (27-5), 6:15 p.m. Washington (23-10) vs. Georgia (21-11), 30 minutes following At Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland George Mason (26-6) vs. Villanova (21-11), 1:10 p.m. Ohio State (32-2) vs. UTSA, 30 minutes following Xavier (24-7) vs. Marquette (20-14), 6:27 p.m. Syracuse (26-7) vs. Indiana State (20-13), 30 minutes following SOUTHEAST REGIONAL Second Round Today At The Verizon Center Washington Butler (23-9) vs. Old Dominion (27-6), 11:40 a.m. Pittsburgh (27-5) vs. UNC Asheville, 30 minutes following At St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, Fla. Florida (26-7) vs. UC Santa Barbara (18-13), 5:50 p.m. UCLA (22-10) vs. Michigan State (19-14), 30 minutes following At The Pepsi Center Denver BYU (30-4) vs. Wofford (21-12), 6:15 p.m. St. John’s (21-11) vs. Gonzaga (24-9), 30 minutes following At The McKale Center Tucson, Ariz. Wisconsin (23-8) vs. Belmont (30-4), 6:27 p.m. Kansas State (22-10) vs. Utah State (30-3), 30 minutes following

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL Second Round Today At The Pepsi Center Denver Louisville (25-9) vs. Morehead State (24-9), 12:40 p.m. Vanderbilt (23-10) vs. Richmond (27-7), 30 minutes following Friday At The United Center Chicago Notre Dame (26-6) vs. Akron (23-12), 12:40, p.m. Texas A&M (24-8) vs. Florida State (21-10), 30 minutes following Purdue (25-7) vs. St. Peter’s (20-13), 6:20 p.m. Georgetown (21-10) vs. Virginia Commonwealth At The BOK Center Tulsa, Okla. Kansas (32-2) vs. Boston University (21-13), 5:50 p.m. UNLV (24-8) vs. Illinois (19-13), 30 minutes following WEST REGIONAL Second Round Today At The McKale Center Tucson, Ariz. Temple (25-7) vs. Penn State (19-14), 1:10 p.m. San Diego State (32-2) vs. Northern Colorado (21-10), 30 minutes following At The Verizon Center Washington Connecticut (26-9) vs. Bucknell (25-8), 6:20 p.m. Cincinnati (25-8) vs. Missouri (23-10), 30 minutes following Friday At The BOK Center Tulsa, Okla. Texas (27-7) vs. Oakland, Mich. (25-9), 11:15 a.m. Arizona (27-7) vs. Memphis (25-9), 30 minutes following At Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, N.C. Michigan (20-13) vs. Tennessee (19-14), 11:40 a.m. Duke (30-4) vs. Hampton (24-8), 30 minutes following


First Round Tuesday Alabama 68, Coastal Carolina 44 College of Charleston 94, Dayton 84 Cleveland State 63, Vermont 60 Oklahoma State 71, Harvard 54 Missouri State 89, Murray State 76 New Mexico 69, UTEP 57 Boston College 82, McNeese State 64 Fairfield 62, Colorado State 60 Kent State 71, St. Mary’s, Calif. 70 Wednesday Wichita State 76, Nebraska 49 Miami 85, Florida Atlantic 62 Northwestern 70, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 61 Virginia Tech 79, Bethune-Cookman 54 Colorado 88, Texas Southern 74 California 77, Mississippi 74 Washington State 85, Long Beach State 74

NCAA Women’s Tournament

PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL First Round Saturday At Bryce Jordan Center University Park, Pa. Penn State (24-9) vs. Dayton (21-11), 11:10 a.m. DePaul (27-6) vs. Navy (20-11), 30 minutes following At Cameron Indoor Stadium Durham, N.C. Iowa State (22-10) vs. Marist (30-2), 11:15 a.m. Duke (29-3) vs. Tennessee-Martin (21-10), 30 minutes following Sunday At Harry A. Gampel Pavilion Storrs, Conn. Connecticut (32-1) vs. Hartford (17-15), 12:05 p.m. Kansas State (21-10) vs. Purdue (20-11), 30 minutes following At Comcast Center College Park, Md. Maryland (23-7) vs. St. Francis, Pa. (22-11), 12:20 p.m. Georgetown (22-10) vs. Princeton (24-4), 30 minutes following DAYTON REGIONAL First Round Saturday At Thompson-Boling Arena Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee (31-2) vs. Stetson (20-12), 11:05 a.m. Marquette (23-8) vs. Texas (19-13), 30 minutes following At St. John Arena Columbus, Ohio Georgia Tech (23-10) vs. Bowling Green (28-4), 11:20 a.m. Ohio State (22-9) vs. UCF (22-10), 30 minutes following At Huntsman Center Salt Lake City Arizona State (20-10) vs. Temple (23-8), 4:05 p.m. Notre Dame (26-7) vs. Utah (18-16), 30 minutes following Sunday At John Paul Jones Arena Charlottesville, Va. Miami (27-4) vs. Gardner-Webb (23-10), 12:15 p.m. Oklahoma (21-11) vs. James Madison (26-7), 30 minutes following SPOKANE REGIONAL First Round Saturday At Maples Pavilion Stanford, Calif. Texas Tech (22-10) vs. St. John’s (21-10), 4:20 p.m. Stanford (29-2) vs. UC Davis (24-8), 30 minutes following At The Pit/Bob King Court Albuquerque, N.M. North Carolina (25-8) vs. Fresno State (25-7), 4:15 p.m. Kentucky (24-8) vs. Hampton (26-6), 30 minutes following

At McCarthey Athletic Center Spokane, Wash. Iowa (22-8) vs. Gonzaga (28-4), 4:10 p.m. UCLA (27-4) vs. Montana (18-14), 30 minutes following Sunday At Cintas Center Cincinnati Louisville (20-12) vs. Vanderbilt (20-11), 12:10 p.m. Xavier (28-2) vs. South Dakota State (19-13), 30 minutes following DALLAS REGIONAL First Round Sunday At Ferrell Center Waco, Texas Houston (26-5) vs. West Virginia (23-9), 5:10 p.m. Baylor (31-2) vs. Prairie View (21-11), 30 minutes following At Intrust Bank Arena Wichita, Kan. Wisconsin-Green Bay (32-1) vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (23-7), 5:20 p.m. Michigan State (26-5) vs. Northern Iowa (275), 30 minutes following At Auburn Arena Auburn, Ala. Florida State (23-7) vs. Samford (25-7), 5:15 p.m. Georgia (21-10) vs. Middle Tennessee (23-7), 30 minutes following At CenturyTel Center Shreveport, La. Texas A&M (27-5) vs. McNeese State (26-6), 5:05 p.m. Rutgers (19-12) vs. Louisiana Tech (24-7), 30 minutes following


First Round Wednesday’s Games Toledo 58, Delaware 55 Loyola-Maryland 67, Old Dominion 65 Charlotte 62, Liberty 56 South Carolina 67, Appalachian State 54 Oklahoma State 81, Pepperdine 74 Wisconsin 68, Butler 48 Kansas 79, Wichita State 58 Wyoming 79, Portland State 44 Today’s Games Boston College (18-12) at Yale (14-14), 6 p.m. VCU (19-11) at St. Joseph’s (19-11), 6 p.m. Morgan State (17-14) at Virginia (16-15), 6 p.m. Kent State (20-9) at Duquesne (22-8), 6 p.m. Lehigh (21-10) at St. Bonaventure (20-11), 6 p.m. Monmouth, N.J. (23-9) at Syracuse (22-9), 6 p.m. Michigan (17-12) at Eastern Michigan (22-12), 6 p.m. UNC Wilmington (23-8) at Richmond (18-11), 6 p.m. Arizona (21-10) at Utah State (17-14), 6:30 p.m. Oral Roberts (21-10) at TCU (22-10), 6:30 p.m. Auburn (15-15) at Tennessee Tech (23-7), 7 p.m. Lamar (25-7) at Arkansas (19-11), 7 p.m. Southern (20-11) at Tulane (22-10), 7 p.m. Creighton (18-12) at Northwestern (18-13), 7 p.m.

Alabama (16-14) at Memphis (21-11), 7:05 p.m. Rice (18-13) at Missouri State (23-10), 7:05 p.m. Central Michigan (20-10) at Illinois State (2010), 7:05 p.m. Denver (19-11) at BYU (23-8), 8 p.m. UC Riverside (19-12) at Colorado (15-15), 8 p.m. California (17-15) at Cal Poly (18-12), 9 p.m. UC Santa Barbara (19-11) at Southern Cal (1912), 9 p.m. Nevada (21-10) at St. Mary’s Calif. (19-12), 9 p.m. Friday’s Games UMBC (20-11) at Florida (18-14), 6 p.m. Drexel (19-11) at Florida Gulf Coast (27-3), 6:05 p.m.


Wednesday’s Games Toronto 3, Carolina 1 Detroit 3, Washington 2 Vancouver 4, Colorado 2 Anaheim 2, St. Louis 1 Today’s Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Nashville, 7 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Calgary, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

Paribas Open

Wednesday At The Indian Wells Tennis Garden Indian Wells, Calif. Purse: Men: $4.76 million (Masters 1000); $4.5 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Fourth Round Tommy Robredo (25), Spain, def. Sam Querrey (21), United States, 6-1, 6-3. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber (32), Germany, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7). Novak Djokovic (3), Serbia, def. Viktor Troicki (16), Serbia, 6-0, 6-1. Stanislas Wawrinka (12), Switzerland, def. Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, def. Albert Montanes (23), Spain, 7-6 (7), 6-2. Richard Gasquet (18), France, def. Andy Roddick (8), United States, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Women Quarterfinals Marion Bartoli (15), France, def. Ana Ivanovic (19), Serbia, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

OUR TOWN SPORTS Pi-Day river run on tap: The Lawrence Trail Hawks will host the “Pi-Day River Rotation Half Marathon” on Saturday on the Kansas River trail system. The race marks Pi Day, a March 14 holiday held in honor of the mathematical constant 3.1415. The race will be held the first Saturday following Pi Day. The half marathon trail race will begin and end by the Kansas River Trails trailhead, just off Eighth and Oak streets in North Lawrence. More information is available online at ●

Softball openings: The DC Attack fastpitch softball organization has one opening for its 12-and-under team, two openings for the 14-and-under squad and one opening for the 18-and-under team. Anybody interested in trying out should contact Steve Wiggins at 4230949 or Bruce Burton at (913) 915-6315. ●

Girls fast pitch: The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for the 2011 Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Softball Summer Leagues through April 1. 8U (coach pitch) teams and leagues will be formed by individual registrations from schools and grades. 8-U players must be 8 years old or younger on Jan. 1, 2011. Participation fee is $65. The 10-U, 12U, 14-U and 16-U Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Softball Summer Leagues are now taking team registration for the 2011 season, through April 1. Player’s eligibility is determined by age

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as of Jan. 1, 2011. Team registration is $900. For more information and registration forms, please contact Duane Peterson at 832-7940 or go to and/or Click on Youth Sports and then on Softball. ●

Softball tourney: The City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Lawrence Softball Umpire Association, will host the Lawrence Pre-season Girls 12Under Class B-C Fast Pitch Invitational Tournament on April 30 and May 1 at Lawrence’s Youth Sports Complex. Entry deadline is April 15 or the first 12 teams to enter. For more info, contact Allen Winter at 841-3692 or visit uthsports/softball/lawrenceinvitational11.pdf. ●

Softball tryouts: 4U2NV will be holding tryouts for 12UC girls fastpitch softball team from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at YSC (formerly YSI) fields 5 and 6. ●

Kickball fundraiser: The Lawrence Phenix 14-U is putting on a fundraising kickball tournament on March 26 at YSC fields. Cost is $150 per team. For information, call 2189155 or e-mail ●

Horsehoe pitching: Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes at Broken Arrow Park on Thursday evenings should contact Wynne at 843-8450.

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sion in the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, described as follows:

Block One (1), in Lake View Addition No. 2, a Subdivision in the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, described as folCommencing at the North- lows: east corner of said Lot One (1); thence South 88° 03’ 05” Commencing at the NorthWest, along the North line east corner of said Lot One; of said Lot One (1); a dis- thence South 88° 03’ 05” tance of 212.02 feet; thence West, along the North line South 02° 10’ 00” East, 22.37 of said Lot One (1), a disfeet; thence continue South tance of 212.02 feet; thence 02° 10’ 00” East, 128.00 feet; South 02° 10’ 00” East, 22.37 thence South 87° 50’ 00” feet; thence continue South West, 50.81 feet to the ex- 02° 10’ 00” East, 64.16 feet tended centerline of the to the extended centerline common party wall be- of the common party wall tween Units 1401 and 1402 between Units 1402 and and the point of beginning; 1403 and the point of beginthence continue South 87° ning, thence continue South 50’ 00” West, 51.19 feet; 02° 10’ 00” East, 63.84 feet; thence North 02° 10’ 00” thence South 87° 50’ 00” West, 63.30 feet to the ex- West, 50.81 feet to the extended centerline of the tended centerline of the common party wall be- common party wall between Units 1401 and 1404; tween Units 1402 and 1401; thence North 87° 31’ 59” thence North 02° 28’ 01” East, to and along the cen- West, to and along the centerline of the common terline of the common party wall, 50.86 feet to the party wall, 63.57 feet to the centerline of the common centerline of the common party wall between Units party wall between Units 1401 and 1402; thence 1402 and 1403; thence North South 02° 28’ 01” East, 87° 31’ 59” East, along and along and extending the extending the centerline of centerline of the common the common party wall, party wall, 63.57 feet to the 51.14 feet to the point of bepoint of beginning. ginning. (commonly Unit 1402) (commonly Unit 1401)


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 785 843-4512, e-mail to or call 832-7147.

Teams will weigh 10 best crappie. Tournament will be held rain or shine. For more information contact Kim Brice at 4240830 or at ●

Baseball openings: The U10 DCABA Lawrence Thunder are looking for 9- or 10-year-old players. For more information, contact Craig Frederickson at 841-8619 or 408-6571. ●

Softball opening: 10U DC Attack girls fastpitch team is looking for an experienced pitcher to join the team. The Wayne Simien Free Throw pitcher will get significant Challenge: Six age divisions — mound time through tournastarting with fourth and fifth ments and league play. Reasongrade and extending through able fees. Call Steve Patton seniors (ages 55 and up) are 865-4136 for more informaeligible to compete for prizes in tion. ● individual and team competiAd Astra shines: Twenty-two tions April 9 and 10, 2 p.m. in swimmers from Ad Astra Area Allen Fieldhouse in a benefit Aquatics qualified to compete free-throw contest. Entry fee for individual competition: $10. in the 2011 Division 1 Regional Championship meet March 11Individual and team: $15. ● 13 in Wichita. AAAA won the Special Olympics Kansas small team division and placed crappie tournament: A crappie fourth overall. Claire Campbell tournament to benefit Special won all seven of the events she Olympics Kansas will be 7 a.m. swam. In both the 50 freestyle to 2 p.m. April 30 at Clinton and the 100 freestyle, she Lake Boat Ramp No. 2. Tourna- missed the meet record by only ment sign-in will be from 5:30 .04 and .10 seconds respeca.m. to 6:30 a.m. The registratively. Both records were set in tion is $80 for a two-person 1985 by Olympian Janie team if you sign up before April Wagstaff. ● 22. It will be $100 per two-perBaldwin wrestlers honored: son team the morning of the tournament. Registration form, Two Baldwin High wrestlers waiver, rules and a list of spon- have received postseason honors. Senior Colby Soden was sors are available at named first-team Academic so/Event/crappiefishingtourna- All-State by the KWCA, and senior Jesse Austin has been ment. Boat number is deterselected for the East Kansas mined by registration order.

Senior All-Star dual, which will be at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Olathe East High. ●

Wrestling club: The Douglas County Gold Freestyle/GrecoRoman wrestling club will begin April 5 at the South Gym in Baldwin City, located at Eighth & Chapel Streets. Practices from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 6:307:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. No fee, but USA card required. All ages and skill levels welcome. ●

Aquahawks at division: The Lawrence Aquahawks Swim Team placed several swimmers in finals at the Missouri Valley Division I Short Course Swimming Championships this past weekend in Wichita. The Aquahawks had 15 swimmers in championship-finals heats. The Aquahawks are coached by Zach Devine. ●

Aquahawks tryout: The Lawrence Aquahawks will be holding a new swimmer tryout at 4:15 p.m. on April 4 at the Indoor Aquatic Center. This tryout is open to ages 5-18. Participants should bring suit, towel and goggles if they have a pair. For information, contact coach Zach Devine at 3937966. ●

Houk League registration: Late registrations are being accepted through April 5 for the Houk Baseball League. Registration forms are available at the Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th Street, as well as online at Those who register will be

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Block One (1), in Lake View Addition No. 2, a Subdivision in the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, described as follows:

913.345.8855/fax 913.345.8352

Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court in and for the said County of Douglas, State of Kansas, in a certain cause in said Court Numbered 10CV0521, wherein the parties above named were respectively plaintiff and defendant, and to me, the undersigned Sheriff of said County, directed, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at 10:00 AM, on 04/14/2011, the Jury Assembly Room of the District Court located in the lower level of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center building, 111 E. 11th St., Lawrence, Kansas, the following described real estate located in the County of Douglas, State of Kansas, to wit:


By: Michelle M. Suter KS #12892 Katherine A. Jeter-Boldt Commencing at the North- KS #23614 east corner of said Lot One ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF (1); thence South 88° 03’ 05” West, along the North line _______ of said Lot One (1); a distance of 212.02 feet; thence (First published in the LawSouth 02° 10’ 00” East, 22.37 rence Daily Journal-World feet; thence South 87° 50’ March 17, 2011) 00” West, 51.48 feet to the extended centerline of the IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF common party wall be- DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS tween Units 1404 and 1403 and the point of beginning; THE BANK OF NEW YORK thence South 02° 28’ 01” MELLON FKA THE BANK OF East, to and along the cen- NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR terline of the common THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS party wall, 64.43 feet to the CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE centerline of the common LOAN TRUST 2005-45 MORTparty wall between Units GAGE PASS-THROUGH 1404 and 1401; thence CERTIFICATES,SERIES South 87° 31’ 59” West, 2005-45 along and extending the Plaintiff, centerline of the common vs. party wall, 50.86 feet; Renette Lusk AKA thence North 02° 10’ 00” Renee Lusk , et al., West, 64.70 feet; thence Defendants. North 87° 50’ 00” East, 50.52 feet to the point of beginnCase No. 10CV0521 ing. (commonly Unit 1404) Division 1 SHERIFF OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS

COMMERCIAL LAW GROUP, P.A. 4701 College Blvd., Suite 204 That portion of Lot One (1) That portion of Lot One (1), Leawood, Kansas 66211 and


K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure (Title to Real Estate Involved) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE


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informed of evaluation dates. Must be pre-registered to participate. For information, contact Lee Ice at 832-7940. ●

LPRD baseball, softball: Registration deadline for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Youth baseball/softball program (grades K-6) is April 8. Registration forms are available at the Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th Street, as well as online at For information, contact Lee Ice at 832-7940. ●

Orchards ladies: Orchards Ladies Golf Club’s preseason meeting will be at 9 a.m. March 26 at the Orchards Golf Course. New members welcome. Play begins March 31 and April 1. Call Ed White for information at 843-7456. ●

Dam Run looms: Lawrence Parks and Recreation registration is going on for the 5K-12K Dam Run, scheduled for 9 a.m. on March 26 at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex. Entry fee is $20 for the 5K and 12K run and $14 for the one-mile fun run. Registration day of the race is $22. For information, call 832-7940. ●

Alvamar meeting/social: The Alvamar Ladies Golf Club would like to invite former members and those interested in joining to an informational meeting/social at Alvamar Public Clubhouse, 1800 Crossgate Dr., at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 28. Contact Barb Trouslot at 766-1046 for more information.

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K.S.A. 19-211(b), the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County, Kansas (the “Board”) will consider the disposal of the following described real estate by conveyance of fee title to The Black Jack Battlefield Trust, Inc., a Kansas not-for-profit corporation (the “Trust”):

A public hearing will be held at 6:35 p.m. on March 30, 2011 at the Board meeting room on the second floor of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence, Kansas, at which time the Board will discuss and receive public comments and allow public participation concerning the foregoing.

Beginning at the Northeast corner of the South half of the Northeast Quarter of Section Twelve (12), Township Fifteen (15) South, Range Twenty (20) East; thence West on the North line of the South half of said Northeast Quarter 114 feet; thence South parallel with the East line of said Northeast Quarter 104 feet; thence East parallel with the North line of the South half of said Northeast Quarter 114 feet to the Section line; thence North on the Section line 104 feet to the point of beginning; (the “Real Estate”). The conveyance under consideration would be in exchange for the Trust’s commitment to maintain a monument commemorating the Battle of Black Jack and keep the Real Estate open for park purposes but for no additional consideration.

After conclusion of the public hearing, the Board will make a determination whether to take formal action to convey fee title to some or all of the Real Estate to the Trust, considering such matters as the Board determines relevant including, but not limited to, the Trust’s mission and its proposed use of the Real Estate, potential deed restrictions, whether disposing of the Real Estate by conveyance of fee title to the Trust will reduce taxpayer-funded maintenance expenses and otherwise provide a benefit to residents of Douglas County. _______

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