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A former Kansas Athletics Inc. consultant convicted for his role in the Kansas University ticket scandal is asking a judge to shave a year off his 46-month federal prison sentence, according to court records. Thomas Ray Blubaugh, 48,
alleges that when a federal judge sentenced Blubaugh in April 2011, the judge relied heavily on “hearsay, assumptions and inferences” about football and basketball tickets found in a Lenexa storage shed. Blubaugh further alleges that U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown erroneously determined the tickets were evidence that Blubaugh and
his wife, Charlette Blubaugh, a former director of the department’s ticket office, had stored to conceal a crime. Thomas Blubaugh argues in his motion, filed without an attorney, that he made “numerous, concerted efforts” to ensure the tickets were given to federal investigators to ensure full compliance with his plea agreement.
During 2011, Brown, who died last January at age 104, sentenced the Blubaughs and three other former athletics department employees — Ben Kirtland, Rodney Jones and Kassie Liebsch — to federal prison after their guilty pleas in the cash-for-tickets scam. The illegal sale or misappropriation of basketball and football tickets, which
occurred from 2005 to 2010, cost KU more than $2 million. Blubaugh is asking a judge to reduce his sentence in an El Reno, Okla., prison to 33 months, which would be in line with Liebsch’s sentence. According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Blubaugh is projected to be released in October 2014.
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New QB injects shot of confidence Former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist has reunited with coach Charlie Weis at KU. During spring practice, Crist’s mere presence has brought back hope to KU football. Page 1B
We let the boss down.” — Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on an unfolding investigation into alleged misconduct by Secret Service agents and military personnel during President Barack Obama’s trip to Colombia for a Latin America summit. Page 7A
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TOMMY AND ALI SHUTT, parents of 5-year-old Cainan Shutt of Eudora, stand Monday near a roadside memorial of crosses placed by community members to represent those killed on Kansas Highway 10. Monday was a year to the day after Cainan was killed in a crossover crash on K-10. Friends and family members gathered for a cleanup along the stretch of the highway where Cainan was killed between the Church Street exit and mile marker 12. Carie Lawrence, grandmother to Cainan, right photo at front, was among those participating in the cleanup.
End-of-life planning eases survivor burden By Karrey Britt firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Richard Sosinski has seen the devastating consequences when families do not talk about their wishes when it comes to end-of-life care. Families are torn apart. Children are making difficult decisions in time of crisis. Spouses are left wondering if they made the right decision. Sometimes, cases end up in court. If there’s not a plan of care, the process can go on for years, he said. “I think the last thing people want when they die is for their family to
be fighting over what they would have wanted, and I’ve seen that,” Sosinski said. Sosinski, of Internal Medicine G r o u p , s p o k e during a 90-minute program Monday Sosinski night at the Lawrence Public Library that was attended by about 40 people. The event was held by the Lawrence-area Coalition to Honor End-of-Life Choices and Lawrence
Memorial Hospital to mark National Healthcare Decisions Day. To start the program, they showed a segment from the documentary “Consider the Conversation.” It was the story of a doctor who had Lou Gehrig’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease. He talked frankly about the progression of the disease and how he went from losing the ability to use his fingers and legs to speech. He said while he might be ready to die, his family might not be ready to say goodbye. That’s why he had the conversation about his wishes. He didn’t want feeding tubes or venti-
lators; he wished for a peaceful death. His story brought tears to many attending the Lawrence event. It was a story that Lawrence resident Jo Bryant could relate to. She said her mother who was a nurse had talked to her about her wishes. She made it clear that she didn’t want heroic measures taken. Not only did she talk to her daughter, but she had all of the proper paperwork filled out, including that she wanted to be an orPlease see BUYOUTS, page 2A gan donor. “I never really wanted to talk with her about it,” Faculty salaries at KU are below average. Page Please see FORUM, page 2A 2A
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Kansas University is offering buyouts to 540 of its more than 4,800 faculty and staff members on its Lawrence campus. In an email to the KU community on Monday afternoon, Provost Jeff Vitter outlined the voluntary separation program, which is open to 11.25 percent of employees. Those who are approved for the program would receive a lump sum cash payment equal to one year’s base salary, up to a maximum of $100,000. “The (program) is intended to prioritize our funding towards investment in the goals and strategies identified by the KU community in Bold Aspirations, our strategic plan,” Vitter said in the email. Faculty, unclassified staff and university support staff are KANSAS eligible for the buyout, UNIVERSITY provided they meet certain criteria. Generally, employees would qualify if they were 62 years old or older at the time of their separation and had at least 10 years of service working for a Kansas Board of Regents institution or at the Kansas Board of Regents office, said Gavin Young, a spokesman for the provost’s office. Instead of being 62 years old or older, employees also could qualify if they had 85 points under the KPERS retirement plan. Employees earn one point for every year of service and one point for each year of age. Eligible employees must apply for approval. Young said the intent is to allow as many faculty and staff to participate as possible. “Each application will be granted based on whether there’s a benefit to the university,” Young said. The program was not
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Faculty salaries at Kansas University are below average for doctoral institutions across CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A the country, according to an annual survey from the Association of American University Professors, but salaries for full professors have still increased by an average of $41,900 since 2000. Here’s a closer look at the data for 2011-12: Bryant said. But, she’s glad established with a speshe did. KU Average salary Men Women cific amount of savings in At age 82, her mothFull professor $116,000 $117,700 $110,900 mind, he said. er had a stroke and her Associate professor $78,800 $80,900 $75,400 Chris Crandall, profeshealth declined. She endAssistant professor $69,200 $72,400 $65,000 sor of social psychology ed up in skilled nursing who is serving as presifacility and eventually National averages Public Private KU dent-elect of KU’s Unicouldn’t do tasks such as for doctoral institutions schools schools rank versity Senate this year, brush her hair. She sufFull professor $130,803 $120,955 $162,561 46th said that from a university fered from dementia and percentile governance perspective, often didn’t recognize her Associate professor $86,319 $82,777 $101,954 30th he’d rather see “carrots” daughter. When it came percentile — incentives for people to time, Bryant admitted it Assistant professor $74,772 $71,465 $89,307 38th leave — than “sticks.” wasn’t easy to just sit by, percentile “This looks like it’s all but she did. She said they carrot, and they were trywere holding hands when Faculty by the numbers at KU (fall 2010) ing to find people in those her mother took her last 1,952 full-time faculty areas that the strategic breath. 585 part-time faculty plan didn’t see as a future “It was hard to carry out 1,702 graduate assistants strength,” Crandall said. her wishes, but she made it Administrators have easier for me,” Bryant said Change in average salary at KU since 2000 few options to trim the tearfully. “Although the Full professor +$41,900 size of tenured faculty conversations were hard, Associate professor +$25,200 members, he said. I’m glad we had them.” Assistant professor +$23,000 He said some employLinda Upstill, chairSources: Chronicle of Higher Education, AAUP woman of the local Coaliees may balk at retiring while having to provide tion to Honor End-of-Life their own health insurEmployees can apply 24 and Dec. 31 to qualify. Choices, said it’s impor— Higher education reporter Andy tant to have the following ance, Crandall said, before for the program through A complete set of guideHyland can be reached at 832-6388. documents: Medicare kicks in at age May 15, and must leave the lines is available online at Follow him at Twitter.com/LJW_KU.
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Living will. It’s a leArrangements for Jerry L. Lathrom, 66, Lawrence are gal document instructing pending and will be announced by the Rumsey-Yost health care providers and Funeral Home. www.rumsey-yost.com. family members about what type of medical care is desired when facing end uanita eanne urry of life.
Do Not Resuscitate commonly Memorial services for Juanita Jeanne Curry are Directive, called DNR. It is a signed, pending. She died Monday, April 16, 2012 at Ove land Park Regional Medical Center. dated and witnessed docWarren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel is han- ument that allows an adult to state in advance if they dling arrangements. don’t want a medical procedure to restart breathing or their heart. It should be thel ae c elvey posted on the refrigerator. Margaret E. Harwood passed away peacefully at the According to the Coaliage of 88 on Friday, April 13, 2012, after a long strugtion to Honor End-of Life gle with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. She had been a resiChoices, about 75 percent dent of the Bridge Haven Memory Care facility in of the population does not Lawrence, KS, for the last several years. She spent have an end-of-life care plan. the vast majority of her life in Lawrence.
Margaret was born January 17, 1924, in Tonganoxie, Kansas, to Emma Cannon Harwood and William T. Harwood. She was the youngest of four children. Her older siblings were Winston B. Harwood, Willard Elden “Timber” Harwood, and Milford Alvin “Short” Harwood. She attended Lawrence schools and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1941. She went to work for the Hercules Army Ammunition plant east of Lawrence. After the war, she went to work for Kansas Power and Light in the secretarial pool. It was there she learned her secretarial skills and made the acquaintance of Raymond F. Rice, legal counsel for K.P.L. In 1948 she went to work for Mr. Rice as his personal legal secretary and served him for 13 years. In 1961, she went to work for the Ethel High Title and Abstract Company. Several years later Margaret, along with Gretchen Haehl, purchased the company and renamed it Douglas County Abstract and Title Company. Margaret served as president of the company until it sold in 1995. During Margaret’s distinguished business career, she was active in several organizations. She was a member of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and served on its board of directors in the early 1980s. She was a member of and served on the state wide board of the Kansas Land Title Association. She was an active member of Altrusa Club and Plymouth Congregational Church. She was also, for many years, an avid bowler participating in numerous leagues. Margaret will always be remembered for her wry wit, sense of humor, and the class with which she conducted herself and her treatment of others. She was a class act in every respect. On July 17th, 1992, Margaret married her long time companion and the love of her life, Robert B. Oyler, local attorney and business man. They were married for approximately four years before his death. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Oyler, her step daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Oyler Moats and Byron Moats, and her step son Robert F. Oyler. Her brothers Winston B. Harwood and Milford A. “Short” Harwood also preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Caryn Oyler and seven grandchildren and seven great grand children. She is also survived by her brother, Elden “Timber” Harwood, sister-in-law, Ruth Harwood, and eleven nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at Plymouth Congregation Church on Monday, April 23,, 2012, at11 a.m., with Rev. Dr. Peter Luckey presiding. The family will receive friends at the Warren McElwain Mortuary Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Private interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials are suggested for Plymouth Congregational Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. The family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the staff of the Bridge Haven Memory Care home for the loving care they provided her the last three years of her life. It was such a comfort to know that she was so well taken care of and we could not have asked for a better situation for her. Thank you so much!
— Health reporter Karrey Britt can be reached at 832-7190. Read her health blog at WellCommons.com, and follow her at Twitter.com/WellCommons.
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Improvements to skate park in the works
A 41-year-old Lawrence man accused of molesting a teenager last month in Lawrence is in custody in Caldwell County in Missouri, a prosecutor said Monday. Amy McGowan, a chief assistant Douglas County district attorney, said Monday that the man was in custody there on a hold by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. In the local case, the man was arrested on a warrant March 31 in Lawrence for one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, but he posted $45,000 bond on April 2 and was given notice to appear in court Monday. He’s accused of molesting the teenager between March 1 and March 27. Pro-tem Judge James George on Monday revoked the man’s bond and increased the amount to $90,000 under a new warrant. McGowan said prosecutors asked for the new warrant so he could be brought back to Douglas County to face the case here. The Journal-World generally does not identify sex crime suspects unless they are convicted.
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In case you are wondering, skateboards win out over restrooms any day of the week, especially when you are dealing with a group of grade-school and middle-school kids. Leaders in the city’s Parks and Recreation Department are redrawing plans for improvements to Deerfield Park in northern Lawrence after about 30 neighborhood kids banded together to urge the city to rebuild a skating facility that recently was removed from the park because of deteriorating pavement. The city has budgeted $150,000 to make improvements at Deerfield Park and recently had a neighborhood meeting to get input on the park’s future. Please see SKATE, page 4A
Report alleges that bar violated alcohol-sales laws
Lawrence Best Buy not on closure list Lawrence’s Best Buy store will not be one of about 50 stores the electronics retailer closes as it attempts to revamp its operations. Corporate officials with Best Buy have released the complete list of store closings, and only one Kansas location is slated for closure. The Best Buy store in The Legends shopping center near the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., is slated to close by mid-May, the company announced. One other Best Buy store in Kansas City, Mo., was closed in February. Best Buy operates a store near 31st and Iowa streets in Lawrence.
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RACHEL BERRY, 20, juggles several activities Monday near Marvin Hall on the Kansas University campus.
Lawrence police have plans to forward a report to state officials alleging that a Lawrence bar — already under review by the city for three firearm-related incidents — violated alcohol-sales laws. But a manager of Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill on Monday disputed the weekend incident and said he believed the bar and its staff members were being treated unfairly. “We’ve never had an alcohol violation whatsoever,” said manager Rich Blackmon, Please see REPORT, page 4A
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Quilt show set for this weekend For the past three decades, Lawrence quilter Sammie Messick has been honing her craft. The years of hard work have earned her the honor of being the featured quilter at this weekend’s 2012 Kaw Valley Quilt Guild’s Heart to Hands quilt show. “I suppose longevity helped,” joked Messick, who’s lost count of how many quilts she’s crafted over the years. A couple hundred, at least, she said. Messick’s love of quilting started when she ran
across a bicentennial quilt in Good Housekeeping. She thought it was neat and set to work. Two years later, she had her own bicentennial quilt. Messick will have a special section at this weekend’s event, where some of her many works through the years will be on display. “I hope (attendees) will see an evolution of my quilts from crude to experienced,” she said. Here are the details of the event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.:
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We’re judged off of three nights compared to almost 1,000 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3A days. That’s just not who defended the bar’s fair.” three years of operation. “We’ve never received one.” Sgt. Trent McKinley said police were called to Taste, 804 W. 24th St., about 2:30 a.m. Sunday because it appeared the bar was open past its statemandated 2 a.m. closing. Employees, who initially were not cooperative with officers, maintained the club was open but no alcohol was being served. But McKinley said police determined the bar had served alcohol after 2 a.m. That information is being sent to the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control agency, which has authority over liquor licenses. McKinley also said police were reporting to the ABC that Taste management had failed to properly display its liquor license. But Blackmon said Taste serves chicken wings to customers after 2 a.m., and he said Monday police only saw an offduty officer the club had hired for security behind the bar moving a bottle. “He put the bottle down. He went out there and cooperated with them,” Blackmon said.
— Rich Blackmon, a manager of Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill The manager spoke out Monday saying he believed the club was being unfairly targeted so that it would close. But he defended the bar and its security procedures. “All we can do is just do our best to make sure everyone is safe,” he said. “We follow all the rules.” City Attorney Toni Wheeler has said city staff members are collecting and analyzing information regarding activities at the club because the city might request a hearing before the ABC to consider revoking or suspending the bar’s license. “We are aware of a high number of incidents at this location, and we have discussed this matter with city attorneys,” Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said Monday. Douglas County prosecutors have said a bouncer at the club was shot in the abdomen early March 17 after trying to stop a man who tried to steal a tip jar. Dante Marcus Fields, 20,
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of Topeka, faces an Aug. 1 trial in that incident. In addition, two Leavenworth men were arrested following a shooting on Oct. 9 at the bar — just three days after the bar’s current liquor license went into effect. No one was injured. And on Dec. 9, a Lawrence man was arrested for firing a weapon from a vehicle near the establishment. But Blackmon said Monday the three events since October were isolated, and he said in all three cases suspects were arrested a short time later. He said after the March shooting, staff members followed the vehicle Fields was in and gave descriptions and a license plate number to dispatchers. Police in west Lawrence eventually stopped the vehicle Fields was a passenger in. “If we’re not cooperating, no one would have gotten charged with anything,” Blackmon said. He also said the incidents over the past few months had overshadowed Taste’s three years of operation. “We’re judged off of three nights compared to almost 1,000 days,” Blackmon said. “That’s just not fair.”
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“We found out the skate park was a huge priority for a lot of kids over there,” said Ernie Shaw, the city’s interim director of Parks and Recreation. Shaw said the department had always planned on reinstalling the portable ramps and other skate features once some new concrete could be poured for the facility. But he said the city was planning on using a good portion of the budget to build a new shelter house and permanent restrooms, which currently aren’t offered in the park. But now Shaw said the department is recommending $30,000 worth of improvements to the park, which will allow for permanent ramps and other features to be installed in Deerfield. “I think it will allow for the skate park area to be much improved,” Shaw said. Parks and Recreation leaders will ask city commissioners at tonight’s meeting to approve a $30,000 contract with Maine-based Whoskates to design and build the Deerfield skate park. Officials with Whoskates currently are in Lawrence to begin previously approved improvements to the city’s main skate park at Centennial Park. Shaw said department officials are working to finalize plans for the Centennial skate park. He said the project will have a heavy emphasis on rehabilitating the concrete surface at the park, plus making some improvements to park features. The new Deerfield skate park is expected to be significantly different from
the Centennial Park facility. Shaw said the Deerfield skate park will be designed to accommodate less-experienced skaters than the Centennial facility. Josh Johnson, a longtime Lawrence skater who has been participating in city planning sessions for the Centennial skate park, said the need is definitely growing for more skate parks in the city. “I would say per capita we definitely have more skaters than the average community,” Johnson, 39, said. “It is a good time to be a skater in Lawrence. Word is getting out that some improvements are on the way.” The new plans for Deerfield Park will include more than just the skate park. The plans also include reinstalling a lighted, outdoor basketball court in the park, which also was recently removed because of deteriorating concrete. The project won’t include restrooms or a shelter
house, although Shaw said the department is leaving room for such facilities as part of the park’s long-term master plan. The master plan also calls for a multipurpose walking and biking trail that will run along the treeline of the large open space that exists in the park. “Everywhere we build trails, they really get used,” Shaw said. The $150,000 budget is expected to be enough to build the skate park, the basketball court and part of the trail system. Work is expected to begin later this summer, if approved by city commissioners. — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362. Follow him at Twitter.com/clawhorn_ljw.
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Man arrested after police chase A 32-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Monday morning after a vehicle chase with Lawrence police. Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman, said that at 1:15 a.m. an officer tried to stop a vehicle for an alleged traffic violation in the 2700 block of West Sixth Street, but the driver wouldn’t stop. The officer pursued the vehicle south on Monterey Way and eventually discontinued the pursuit. Officers later spotted the vehicle on the South Lawrence Trafficway near Clinton Parkway, and officers put out stop sticks to pierce the vehicle’s tires. The driver made it to the 2400 block of Arkansas Street before the vehicle struck a mailbox, and the driver was arrested, McKinley said. No injuries were reported.
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Lawrence apartment early Monday and possibly removed a screen at another residence in the area, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman. McKinley said officers at 4:17 a.m. were called to the Meadowbrook Apartments in the 1400 block of Weston Square near Bob Billings Parkway and Crestline Drive after a resident found a man inside the apartment. The resident chased the suspect from the apartment, and McKinley said police were also called 30 minutes earlier to the 2900 block of Bob Billings Parkway to the west about a man attempting to remove a screen from a window before he was caught and ran away. Officers were still working on completing a report about the incidents Monday morning. Additional information about a description of the suspect was not immediately available Monday. • Two 19-year-old Kansas University students were arrested Saturday morning suspected of stealing four folding chairs from Memorial Stadium, said Maj. Chris Keary, assistant KU police chief. Keary said police received a report from a security officer early Saturday about someone carrying folding chairs
with foam cushions near Allen Fieldhouse. Police determined the chairs were taken from the stadium and arrested the two suspects on burglary and other charges. The chairs were valued at $100 each. Both men posted bond of about $3,000 each over the weekend and were given notice to appear in court April 27. Prosecutors before then will likely decide about filing formal charges. The Journal-World generally does not identify suspects unless they are formally charged. • A 22-year-old Lawrence man reported to Lawrence police his white Oldsmobile Alero was stolen from the 1000 block of West 23rd Street between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. April 10. • A 70-year-old Lawrence man reported $3,400 Callaway Golf club set and $100 bag were stolen between midnight and 5:50 p.m. Friday from the 5500 block of Brown Drive. • A 50-year-old Lawrence woman reported to police Friday that someone stole $3,600 worth of jewelry from
her, including a 1987 gold Kansas University class ring. The theft occurred between Oct. 31 and Feb. 1, according to a police report. • An employee at Sears, 2727 Iowa, on April 6 reported that several Rockwell JawHorse work stations, valued at more than $170 each, were stolen from the store over nearly three months. The employee made seven different theft reports. The earliest one began Jan. 10. The business reported a total of 16 items were stolen for a total value of $2,817.
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ACCIDENT REPORT • A woman was not injured after a rollover accident about 2:15 a.m. Monday in the 1800 block of Learnard Avenue, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman. McKinley said the woman was not accustomed to driving the vehicle, and she swerved to miss an object in the street, causing the vehicle to leave the road, strike a culvert and roll over.
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3 Chamber finalists to visit town this week By Chad Lawhorn firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has narrowed its search for a new leader down to three finalists, the chairwoman of the search committee confirmed Monday. Cindy Yulich, search committee chairwoman, said the finalists for the president and CEO position will be in Lawrence for full-day interviews and tours later this week. Yulich said the chamber’s board of directors may be in a position to make a decision on a new leader by the end of the month. Yulich said confidentiality considerations prevented her from providing information about the finalists, but she said she was pleased with the process. “We’re enthusiastic about the qualifications of the candidates,” she said. “We have made economic
development a priority, and there are candidates in this pool that give us a good opportunity to advance that.” A source with knowledge of the search process has told the Journal-World that all three finalists have experience in either the No. 1 or No. 2 ranking leadership positions of a chamber of commerce. According to the source, who wished to remain anonymous, the chamber board is looking at three people:
A longtime CEO in a neighboring state, in a city roughly the size of Lawrence but with a fairly rich industrial heritage. His chamber organization has received a five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and he’s been an active leader of the community’s economic development efforts. The Lawrence chamber has no starred accreditation.
three performances in KU’s Lied Center in early March.
A former senior vice president of a Missouri chamber of commerce in a city quite a bit larger than Lawrence. But in an interesting twist, the candidate has been employed for about the last two years by the University of Missouri in a position that is now falling victim to budget cuts. For 15 years before that, he was a well-regarded senior vice president of economic development for his Missouri community, which has a broad industrial and commercial economy.
The third candidate has been in the chamber industry for less than five years. He’s currently the president of a chamber of commerce in a neighboring state in a community that is about a quarter the size of Lawrence. Additionally, the chamber in that community is not responsible for leading the area’s economic devel-
Motor Vehicles won’t be able to provide some services while it installs a new computer system Rock Chalk Revue student Art auction raises during the first week of organizers announced about $136,000 May. Monday they will donate The Kansas Departa record $64,000 to the Saturday’s 32nd annual ment of Revenue says the United Way of Douglas Benefit Art Auction at the new computer system will County from proceeds from Lawrence Arts Center raised combine three old systems the annual variety show about $136,000, according into one, providing more fundraiser put to Susan Tate, the center’s efficiency. on by Kansas executive director. Because of the upgrade, University’s About $94,000 was state and county ofgreek comraised through the sale of fices won’t issue driver’s munity. more than 100 donated licenses and identification John Zecy, works of art. The rest of the cards, or process vehicle business manmoney came from other doKANSAS titles and registrations, UNIVERSITY ager for Rock nations and sponsorships. from May 1 to 7. People Chalk Revue, “It was a good night,” said who have licenses or regsaid the amount brought the Tate of the event attended istrations expiring in April show’s total dollars generated by more than 500 people. or the first week of May for the United Way to more The funds raised will supare encouraged to renew than $1 million since 1983. port the coming year’s exhibefore April 30. “We’re extremely proud, bition and related programs. The Garden City Teleand we’re very grateful,” gram reports the transfer of for all the work put into the Computer system 6.8 million vehicle regisprevious shows and perforto cause DMV delays tration records will begin mances, Zecy said. April 30. The new system This year’s show, “Easier TOPEKA (AP) — The is expected to be ready for Said Than Done,” featured Kansas Department of operation May 8.
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opment efforts. Instead, the chamber is more of a traditional business-advocacy organization. But the candidate is credited with creating a dramatic turnaround of the chamber’s operations. Before getting into the chamber industry, the candidate owned and operated a small business for more than a decade. In addition, three Lawrence residents with various experience either in business, chamber or government-related positions were interviewed but are not included among the three finalists. The chamber is seeking a replacement for Tom Kern, who announced last July that he was leaving the Lawrence Chamber to take a similar position in Steamboat Springs, Colo. — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362. Follow him at Twitter.com/clawhorn_ljw.
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Colombia scandal also involved Secret Service agents By Robert Burns Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The top U.S. military officer said Monday the nation’s military leadership is embarrassed by allegations of misconduct against at least 10 U.S. military members at a Colombia hotel on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit over the weekend. “We let the boss down,” Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon news conference. He said he regretted that the scandal, which also involved 11 Secret Service agents accused of cavorting with prostitutes at the hotel, diverted attention from Obama’s diplomacy at a Latin America summit. “I can speak for myself and my fellow chiefs: We’re embarrassed by what occurred in Colombia, though we’re not sure exactly what it is,” Dempsey added. Pentagon officials said earlier Monday that the number of military members involved in the scandal appears to be greater than the five originally cited. One senior defense official said that at least 10 military
I can speak for myself and my fellow chiefs: We’re embarrassed by what occurred in Colombia, though we’re not sure exactly what it is.” — Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff members may have been involved. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter is under investigation. Pentagon press secretary George Little said that military members who are being investigated were assigned to support the Secret Service in preparation for Obama’s official visit to Cartagena. He said they were not directly involved in presidential security. The Secret Service sent 11 of its agents home from Colombia amid allegations that they had hired prostitutes at a Cartagena hotel. The military members being investigated were staying at the same hotel, Little said. Appearing with Dempsey at the Pentagon,
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said U.S. troops are expected to abide by “the highest standards” of behavior whether they are at home or abroad. He noted that a military investigation is under way and promised that if wrongdoing is confirmed, “these individuals will be held accountable.” Army Col. Scott Malcom, chief spokesman for U.S. Southern Command, which organized the military team that was assigned to support the Secret Service’s mission in Cartagena, declined to say how many additional service members are under investigation. He also would not say which branch of the military they were from. A defense official in Washington said at least some of those under investigation are members of the Army. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter is under active investigation. Malcom said a colonel from the Southern Command staff, whom he would not identify by name, had been sent to Cartagena to gather facts. He said at least five military members under investigation were being flown to Miami on Monday.
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GOP derails Senate ‘Buffett rule’ bill WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic “Buffett rule” bill Monday forcing the nation’s top earners to pay at least 30 percent of their income in taxes, using the day before Americans’ taxes are due to defy President Barack Obama on one of his signature electionyear issues. By a near party-line 5145 tally, senators voted to keep the bill alive but fell nine votes short of the 60 needed to continue debating the measure. The anticlimactic outcome was no surprise to anyone in a vote that designed more to win over voters and embarrass senators in close races than to push legislation into law.
BUSINESS AT A GLANCE U.S. economic outlook brightens as retail sales rise in March WASHINGTON (AP)— Americans bought more electronics, started home improvement projects and updated their wardrobes last month, inspired by warmer weather and a healthier job market. Retail sales rose 0.8 percent in March, the Commerce Department said Monday. The gain capped a strong quarter for retail spending, which is contributing to a brighter outlook among economists for growth in the January-March quarter. Businesses are responding to the higher sales by restocking their shelves at
a steady pace, a sign that they expect the trend to carry over into the spring. More retail spending also helped offset a decline in confidence among homebuilders. And it could ease concerns about March hiring, which slowed to half the pace of the previous three months. “Retail sales soared in March with stores in just about every category recording sharp increases over February levels,” said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors. “And let’s not forget, the February spending was strong.” The retail sales report is
the government’s first look at consumer spending each month. Americans are spending more despite paying higher gas prices and seeing little growth in their wages. Shoppers bought more furniture, groceries, clothes and sporting goods last month. They also paid more for gas. Still, excluding cars, gas and food, sales rose 8.2 percent in the first quarter, the most in two years. The gain pushed total retail sales to a record high of $411.1 billion, 24 percent higher than the recession low hit in March 2009.
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Rail route Kansas officials need to start thinking now about how to provide the funding needed to preserve passenger rail service across the state.
t a time when travelers across the nation should be looking at options to private automobiles, Kansas is in danger of losing a big chunk of its last remaining passenger rail service. A meeting in Garden City last week brought Amtrak officials together with local government officials from Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico to talk about the future of the Southwest Chief, which currently runs through Lawrence and across western Kansas. The meeting amounted to an early warning that if money isn’t found to maintain the track currently used by the Southwest Chief west of Newton, Amtrak may be forced to change its route, turning south near Newton and bypassing all of western Kansas, including stops in Hutchinson, Dodge City and Garden City. The problem is that Amtrak operates on tracks owned and maintained by the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway. The BNSF already has shifted most of its freight traffic to the southern route and maintains the Kansas tracks used by Amtrak only enough to allow freight trains to travel 30 to 40 mph. The poor condition of the 60-year-old tracks means that Amtrak also has to slow its trains way down to safely travel between Hutchinson and Garden City. The BNSF’s contract to maintain the tracks runs through 2016. After that, Amtrak likely will be required to pick up that responsibility. Even though that deadline is nearly four years away, an Amtrak representative told those who attended the Garden City meeting that they should start thinking now about how future maintenance might be funded. He estimated it will cost about $100 million to upgrade the Kansas tracks and another $10 million per year to maintain the tracks to accommodate Amtrak trains at desired speed. Without some funding from state or local governments, Amtrak may be forced to move its route south onto BNSF-maintained tracks. That would be too bad for Kansas. It not only would eliminate the state’s last remaining passenger rail line west of Wichita, but could endanger hopes of creating a Kansas link to Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer which runs south through Oklahoma City to Dallas. Even if the Southwest Chief maintains its route through eastern Kansas cities, it raises doubts that could affect projects such as the city’s proposed takeover of the historic Santa Fe Depot in east Lawrence. Another Amtrak official told the Garden City meeting that Amtrak ridership has increased in nine out of the last 10 years. It would be nice if revenues grew enough that Amtrak could afford to make its own investment to maintain the Kansas tracks, but that seems unlikely. It won’t be easy for Kansas to pick up the maintenance tab, but, as Amtrak officials advised, state officials need to start now looking at funding that will preserve passenger rail service across Kansas.
CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA— The big headlines at the summit of President Barack Obama and 30 other hemispheric leaders that ended here Sunday focused on the U.S.- Latin American spats over Cuba and the Falkland/ Malvinas Islands, but the talk behind the scenes among the presidents dealt with something that worries them much more: the return of protectionism. Granted, most of the presidents and prime ministers spent much of their time during their public appearances talking about Latin America’s demands that Cuba be invited to future U.S.-Latin American summits, and that a planned summit final declaration include a paragraph backing Argentina’s territorial claims on the Falkland/Malvinas Islands. Failure to reach a consensus on both issues led to the collapse of the hard-negotiated 16-paragraph summit final declaration. It was replaced by a presidential statement by the summit’s host, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in which he summed up his view on the summit’s conclusions. But behind closed doors, most presidents talked about the rising trade barriers that several Latin American countries, especially Brazil and Argentina, are erecting to protect their industries, senior U.S. and Latin American officials say.
Trade is real concern New measures by these and other countries to restrict imports are causing growing concern in the hemisphere. In the private talks among the leaders, “there is much more conversation about the economy and trade than on the big headline issues, such as Cuba and the Falkland/Malvinas,” Roberta Jacobson, the top U.S. State Department official in charge of Latin American affairs, told me in an interview. Mexican President Felipe Calderon took the unusual
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… behind closed doors, most presidents talked about the rising trade barriers that several Latin American countries, especially Brazil and Argentina, are erecting to protect their industries…” step of denouncing the protectionist trend publicly at the beginning of the summit, in a meeting with some of the hemisphere’s top business leaders - and of naming names. Latin America’s way to face the world’s economic recession “should clearly not be protectionism,” Calderon said. “There are protectionist measures in the U.S. Congress, but there is also protectionism in many, I would say, in all of our countries.” Mexico is increasingly angered by Brazilian measures to reduce imports of cars from Mexico, which had grown spectacularly since a 2002 agreement that allowed free trade in cars between the two countries. Brazil’s superstrong currency had made it much cheaper for companies to import foreign-made cars. But similar spats are taking place across the region. Argentina recently stopped granting automatic import licenses, and started to demand that its importers match their orders with exports, which has hurt countries across the region, includ-
ing Argentina’s Mercosur com- to 47 percent of their total mon market partners Brazil, trade, Latin America’s intraUruguay and Paraguay. regional trade is only 22 percent of its total commerce, Argentina spurs complaint according to the Inter-AmerLast month, the United ican Development Bank. States and 39 other counWhy are Latin American tries, including the European leaders raising trade barriers Union, Japan and Mexico, to their own neighbors? Alifiled an unusual complaint at cia Barcena, head of the Unitthe World Trade Organiza- ed Nations Economic Comtion against Argentina’s lat- mission for Latin America, est trade barriers. It asserted says that the explanation has that Argentina is not only a lot to do with South Amerrequiring more import li- ica’s commodity boom, and censes, but that the system is the resulting appreciation of arbitrary and unpredictable. South American currencies Argentina responded in in recent years. a statement that “Among the WTO 157 members, the De-industrialization fears As countries become more United States and the European Union have received heavily dependent on comthe highest amount of com- modity exports to China plaints, and their trade poli- and have increasingly strong cies are being investigated by currencies, their industrial specialized courts. We will sectors become an increasaccept no external pressure.” ingly smaller portion of their On Saturday, at the start of economies. “There is concern in South the two-day summit in Cartagena, Obama held a 20-min- America about de-industriute private meeting with alization,” Barcena told me. Argentine President Cris- “Therefore, some countries tina Fernandez de Kirchner, are taking measures to supwhich centered on the inter- port their productive secnational complaints over Ar- tors,” including several that gentina’s import restrictions others see as trade barriers. My opinion: These U.S.-Latand on efforts to have it not spoil overall bilateral rela- in American summits would tions, officials familiar with be much more productive if leaders focused both their prithe discussions said. Elsewhere, Colombia is vate and public discussions on complaining about trade re- solving economic problems, strictions in Ecuador, and and left political controversies Peru about trade barriers — such as those over Cuba from Brazil. Despite Latin and the Falkland/Malvinas — American leaders’ frequent to be solved at separate diplosummits in which they sol- matic meetings. It would be nice to see a emnly swear the start of the region’s definitive economic compromise on Cuba, or an integration - most recently, agreement on the dispute over they created the Community the Falkland/Malvinas Islands. of Latin American and Carib- But hundreds of millions of bean States, or CELAC - trade Latin Americans would benwithin the region was already efit much more from a solurelatively small before the lat- tion to the rising wave of protectionism, which threatens to est wave of trade barriers. While trade among Euro- make their countries less compean nations amounts to 67 petitive, and poorer. — Andres Oppenheimer is a percent of their worldwide trade, and commerce among Latin America correspondent for the Miami Herald. Asian countries amounts
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The rain-swollen Kansas River, with its high water levels and treachYEARS erous currents, on AGO this day claimed IN 1987 the life of a Lawrence man whose boat had gone over the Bowersock Dam. Elmer Wolford and his fishing companion Ricky Franks had borrowed the aluminum boat from a friend to float down the Delaware to the Kaw. After going over the dam, Franks had later come to the surface and had floated downstream for about a quarter-mile before being able to pull himself out of the water. Wolford was considered missing for many days as rescue teams attempted to discover his fate.
Today was the first official application day for the Edgewood lowerYEARS income housing AGO project at 17th and IN 1972 Haskell. Lawrence Housing Authority Director Hugh Dunkum said that he had given application forms to about two dozen people by noon today. Construction on the project was about 85 percent completed, with occupancy expected in July. Meanwhile, the Kansas University chapter of Phi Delta Theta had spent a recent Saturday creating a play structure for future young Edgewood residents.
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wrecked two college basketball programs because of recruiting violations. Now he has found a way to operate within the letter of the rules and win at the expense of his athletes. Calipari is not alone in adopting this approach to recruit so-called four- or five-star athletes. He has just taken it to a new level. In the beginning, student athletes were students first, then athletes. In recent years the reverse has been too often true. Today in many cases we just have athletes. It’s the money thing. Patrick Pritchard, Lawrence
To the editor: John Calipari has set the trend for college sports. His approach to recruitment has irrevocably taken the word student out of the phrase student athlete. His pitch promises a year of glory and a quick transition and opportunity to play for pay in the NBA. It has nothing to do with the athlete’s ability to achieve a college education. I’m sure that John will tell you that the athlete still has the opportunity to remain at the college level and finish his education, but, realistically, how many 18- or 19-year-old kids are going to forgo potential multimillion-dollar conTo the editor: tracts and stay in school? Surely one of the saddest John’s approach is both sites in all of Lawrence is cynical and misleading. Al- the massive student parkthough a good number of his ing lot at Free State High athletes will be drafted, how School. Our addiction to many of those kids will actu- the auto-centric life begins ally succeed at the profes- with education! From the sional level? What happens hundreds and hundreds if they don’t succeed? Will of cars parked there on a John care? I doubt it. People daily basis, one wonders if tend to forget that Calipari any students walk, ride a
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day it started coming at eight o’clock, and continued without a break until four yesterday afternoon.... Although not a person from Lawrence was lost in the sinking of the Titanic the feeling of grief here was just as general as if scores of Lawrence persons had been drowned thus showing how a nation mourns over a national tragedy.” — Compiled by Sarah St. John
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PEARLS BEFORE SWINE
GREG BROWNE/CHANCE WALKER
MORT, GREG & BRIAN WALKER
HAGAR THE HORRIBLE
OFF THE MARK
CHIP SANSOM/ART SANSOM
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Partly sunny and breezy
T-storms possible; not as warm
Times of clouds and sun
Times of clouds and sun
High 72Â° Low 48Â° POP: 5%
High 78Â° Low 52Â° POP: 10%
High 69Â° Low 43Â° POP: 35%
High 59Â° Low 37Â° POP: 10%
High 62Â° Low 40Â° POP: 5%
Wind S 8-16 mph
Wind SSW 10-20 mph
Wind SSW 10-20 mph
Wind N 8-16 mph
Wind ENE 3-6 mph
POP: Probability of Precipitation
Grand Island 72/49
St. Joseph 73/52 Chillicothe 69/49
Kansas City Marshall Manhattan 73/53 70/52 Goodland Salina 73/50 Oakley Kansas City Topeka 74/41 73/50 75/45 73/50 Lawrence 72/50 Sedalia 72/48 Emporia Great Bend 70/50 74/51 71/50 Nevada Dodge City Chanute 74/51 74/48 Hutchinson 74/51 Garden City 73/51 75/47 Springfield Wichita Pratt Liberal Coffeyville Joplin 72/48 75/50 73/51 77/45 75/49 74/51 Hays Russell 72/48 72/48
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Temperature High/low Normal high/low today Record high today Record low today
67Â°/49Â° 65Â°/43Â° 90Â° in 1954 27Â° in 1921
Precipitation in inches 24 hours through 8 p.m. yest. Month to date Normal month to date Year to date Normal year to date
0.00 0.63 1.97 6.87 7.07
Today Wed. Today Wed. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Atchison 72 52 pc 78 53 pc Independence 75 53 s 80 53 s 74 53 pc 83 53 pc Belton 73 54 pc 77 54 pc Fort Riley 71 50 pc 77 53 pc Burlington 74 52 pc 79 53 pc Olathe Osage Beach 74 51 pc 76 50 s Coffeyville 74 51 s 80 53 s 74 50 pc 81 52 pc Concordia 72 50 pc 78 51 pc Osage City Ottawa 73 52 pc 77 51 pc Dodge City 74 48 pc 81 51 s 75 50 s 80 55 s Holton 73 52 pc 80 55 pc Wichita Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice. Seattle 57/42
SUN & MOON Today 6:41 a.m. 8:00 p.m. 4:37 a.m. 4:57 p.m.
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San Francisco 60/48
50 75 300
El Paso 80/58
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Wed. Hi Lo W 88 68 s 53 44 r 70 54 sh 87 65 s 94 81 t 77 57 t 59 41 c 52 45 r 79 63 pc 87 58 pc 48 28 sh 50 36 sh 56 43 r 82 75 t 87 48 c 69 48 pc 54 43 r 59 39 sh 77 52 t 54 36 s 49 32 sh 95 70 pc 44 37 r 52 43 r 81 69 sh 63 52 pc 72 45 pc 88 77 t 48 39 pc 73 63 r 64 52 pc 52 39 s 49 42 r 59 42 s 54 37 pc 46 17 c
New York 78/49 Washington 75/54
Kansas City 72/50 Atlanta 76/58 Houston 80/59
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Warm Stationary Showers T-storms
-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: Showers and locally heavy thunderstorms will stretch from the Texas coast to the southern Appalachians today. Showers, thunderstorms and mountain snow will affect the northern Rockies and High Plains. Today Wed. Today Wed. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Memphis 72 53 pc 77 57 s Albuquerque 72 50 s 78 52 s Miami 82 71 pc 83 71 s Anchorage 50 35 pc 52 36 s 49 41 pc 66 46 t Atlanta 76 58 t 71 55 pc Milwaukee Minneapolis 60 49 pc 66 40 t Austin 80 55 s 80 56 s Nashville 70 48 c 75 52 pc Baltimore 76 48 s 64 45 c Birmingham 74 54 t 74 55 pc New Orleans 78 58 t 78 62 t 78 49 s 64 48 pc Boise 62 44 pc 64 45 sh New York 72 53 pc 73 52 t Boston 76 46 s 60 45 pc Omaha Orlando 84 61 pc 86 65 pc Buffalo 50 36 pc 57 43 s 77 50 s 64 46 pc Cheyenne 70 40 pc 65 38 pc Philadelphia Phoenix 90 62 s 92 66 s Chicago 58 41 pc 70 46 c Pittsburgh 65 39 pc 66 44 s Cincinnati 68 44 pc 71 48 s Portland, ME 72 42 pc 60 36 pc Cleveland 56 38 pc 62 47 s Portland, OR 58 43 c 59 48 r Dallas 79 56 s 81 61 s Reno 68 44 pc 69 46 pc Denver 74 40 pc 74 40 s Richmond 79 53 pc 62 49 sh Des Moines 69 51 pc 72 51 t Sacramento 72 43 pc 73 49 pc Detroit 56 39 pc 64 49 s St. Louis 70 51 pc 76 55 pc El Paso 80 58 s 87 61 s Fairbanks 53 31 pc 52 32 pc Salt Lake City 62 51 pc 66 46 pc San Diego 70 59 s 67 60 pc Honolulu 84 70 s 85 70 s Houston 80 59 t 82 58 pc San Francisco 60 48 pc 65 50 pc 57 42 c 57 42 r Indianapolis 68 47 pc 72 51 pc Seattle 54 39 pc 57 38 sh Kansas City 72 50 pc 78 54 pc Spokane Tucson 86 58 s 88 58 s Las Vegas 81 64 s 81 64 s Tulsa 76 54 s 78 57 s Little Rock 74 50 pc 78 52 s Wash., DC 75 54 pc 62 47 c Los Angeles 78 58 s 75 58 s National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Westfield, MA 93Â° Low: Big Piney, WY 15Â°
WEATHER HISTORY A severe squall line moved through Indiana on April 17, 1963. Tornadoes destroyed 21 buildings in Fort Wayne.
Red Dogâ€™s Dog Days winter workout, 6 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse, enter through the south doors and meet on the southeast corner of the second floor. Rose Eiesland Foster, â€œThis I Believeâ€? Book Event, 5-6:30 p.m. KU Bookstore, Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. The Friends of the Library Spring 2012 sale, 5- 8 p.m. ($5 per Bag), Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, 5:15 p.m., 536 Fireside Court, Suite B. Information meeting for prospective volunteers. For more information, call 843-7359. Lonnie Rayâ€™s open jam session, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St. Lawrence City Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Free swing dancing lessons and dance, 8-11 p.m., Kansas Room in the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebeeâ€™s, 2520 Iowa. Trivia Night at the Jayhawker, 8-10 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. Tellerâ€™s Family Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, 746 Mass. Tuesday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Larryâ€™s Sports Bar & Grill, 933 Iowa.
87% of all tornadoes move in what direction?
From the southwest toward the northeast.
Through 8 p.m. Monday.
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THE LAWRENCE RAGE, AN EIGHTH-GRADE BASEBALL TEAM, played a double-hitter April 1 in Paola, winning both games. Pictured playing catcher is Hunter Caughron. Hunterâ€™s mother, Terri Caughron of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
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85th annual Kansas Relays, all day at Memorial Stadium, 11th and Mississippi streets. University-Community Forum, noon, Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, noon, 536 Fireside Court, Suite B. Information meeting for prospective volunteers. For more information, call 843-7359. Poetry on the Web, 2 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. 12th annual Community Resource Expo about disability-related services, 4-6 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive. â€œUltimate Grilled Cheese,â€? 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway. KU Trombone Choir, 5:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Kansas Relays Downtown Elite Shot Put, 6 p.m., Eighth Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Country Jam hosted by Good Ole Boys, 6-8:30 p.m., Cutterâ€™s Smokehouse, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora. Billy Spears and the Beer Bellies, 6 p.m., Johnnyâ€™s Tavern, 401 N. Second St.
TODAYâ€™S BEST BETS Lecture: Syria in Turmoil featuring Dr. Radwan Ziadeh, 3 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. The Steps to Successfully Quitting Smoking, 6:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Grotesque Arabesque, recording sessions of â€œAnnabelle Lee, Postludeâ€? every 15 minutes, 7-8 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. KU Choirs: Menâ€™s Glee, Womenâ€™s Glee and Oread Consort, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Tuesday Concert presents Ardys & Bradford, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Saving and Budgeting Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St. CANCELED: Douglas County Commission meeting. Poetry Social: â€œTranscendence,â€? 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. NAMI-Douglas County meeting, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Conroyâ€™s Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Conroyâ€™s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Collaborative â€œMother and Sonsâ€? recital featuring Paul Stevens, Delores Stevens, Robert Walzel, Iona Walzel, Scott Walzel and more, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. KU Jazz Singers & KU Jazz Combo I ,7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Free salsa lessons, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Taste Lounge, 804 W. 24th St. Pride Night, 9 p.m., Wildeâ€™s Chateau, 2412 Iowa.
85th annual Kansas Relays, all day at Memorial Stadium, 11th and Mississippi streets. Red Dogâ€™s Dog Days winter workout, 6 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse, enter through the south doors and meet on the southeast corner of the second floor. Weave a Tale Workshop for children, 9 a.m.noon, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Rain Barrel Workshop, 2-4 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds, Building 1, 21st and Harper. The Leavenworth Series: A Military History of the Cold War, 3 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. Theology on Tap, discussion of a selected religion topic, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Henryâ€™s, 11 E. Eighth St.
Baker University Community Choir Rehearsal, 6-7:50 p.m., McKibben Recital Hall (Owens Musical Arts Building), 408 Eighth St., Baldwin City. Kansas Relays Downtown Elite Long Jump, 6 p.m., Eighth Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Middle School Parent Connection Discussion Series, 6 p.m., South Middle School, 2734 La. Chef Dave Classes, 6-7 p.m., Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway. Weave a Tale Storytime, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Junkyard Jazz Band, 7 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St. â€œSteel Magnolias,â€?Ă¸QN 5IFBUSF Lawrence, 1501 N.H. 2012 Presidential Lecture Series: Why Presidents Succeed. Why They Fail: John Andrews & Lee Huebner on Nixon, 7:30 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. â€œA Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream,â€? 7:30 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebeeâ€™s, 2520 Iowa. Team trivia, 9 p.m., Johnnyâ€™s West, 721 Wakarusa Drive. Ladies Night Free Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa.
Watkins Community Museum of History exhibits: â€œMore Than a Game: Basketball and Community Spirit,â€? photos and artifacts in the exhibition illustrate James Naismithâ€™s and Forrest â€œPhogâ€? Allenâ€™s roles in shaping the game we know today and its influence in the community; â€œIt Happened on Mass Street: 150 Years in Lawrence,â€? featuring historic photographs and objects illustrating the growth of downtown Lawrence, through end of April; â€œKnowledge Grows: Student Experiences in the Smart Choices Garden,â€? through end of June, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1047 Mass. Freedomâ€™s Frontier exhibit, WednesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St. Lumberyard Arts Center exhibit: Baldwin school district first-ever faculty art exhibition, 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through April 28, 718 High St., Baldwin City. The Impact of the King James Bible, Quayle Bible Collection exhibit, 518 Eighth St., Baldwin City, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through July 2012.
KU FOOTBALL: Missouri prep LB commits to Jayhawks. 3B NICE CATCH, BUT … Alex Gordon came up with this nifty grab, but the Royals suffered a 3-2 setback to Detroit. Baseball on page 4B
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Kansas hoops FAQ Back to reality and a look ahead to the 2012-2013 Kansas University basketball season with answers to frequently asked questions. Does KU have a chance at recruiting any uncommitted McDonald’s All-Americans? Yes, Tony Parker, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound center from Lithonia, Ga., has Kansas on his list of five finalists, along with favorite UCLA, Georgia, Duke and Ohio State. Are there any other top100 recruits still unsigned that Kansas can land? Yes. Anrio Adams, a 6-3, 183-pound combination guard from Rainier Beach High in Seattle, ranked No. 98 by Rivals, has orally committed to KU, but hasn’t signed yet because he hasn’t yet passed his ACT. Rainier Beach, why does that ring a vague bell? Former Kansas players C.J. Giles and Rodrick Stewart, the guy who blew out his knee dunking at the NCAA Tournament public practice during his senior year, played at Rainier Beach. If Kansas lands both Parker and Adams and nobody else transfers, wouldn’t that leave Kansas one over the limit of 13 scholarships? Yes, but there is always the possibility that Justin Wesley, who came to Kansas as a walk-on and then was awarded a scholarship, could return to walk-on status. If neither Parker nor Adams joins KU for next season and nobody else signs, who would the 12 scholarship players be, what positions would they play, and can you rank them in order of possible playing time? Point guards: Senior Elijah Johnson and sophomore Naadir Tharpe. Wings: Senior Travis Releford, red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore and freshman Andrew White (ranked No. 51). Posts: Senior Jeff Withey, red-shirt freshman Jamari Traylor, freshman Perry Ellis (No. 24), senior Kevin Young, freshman Zach Peters (No. 137), freshman Landen Lucas (not in top 150), junior Justin Wesley. Can you name a possible starting five? Johnson, McLemore, Releford, Traylor or Ellis and Withey. Who would have a shot at becoming an darkhorse starter? Adams, if he qualifies academically. Where will Kansas be picked to finish in the Big 12? First, ahead of Baylor, which has a lot of talent returning, and Texas, which has yet another touted recruiting class coming in. Where will the Jayhawks be ranked in the preseason national polls? In the top five. Look for big, big things from Johnson, a natural point guard who has a steadying hand, plays with a great deal of confidence and will thrive in the role of team leader. Once he fixed his outside shot, there wasn’t anything Johnson didn’t do well. He has firstteam all-conference written all over him and has a shot at All-American honors. Withey also could make a big step forward by extending his scoring range to 15 feet.
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Blue-chip basketball prospect Andrew White, who orally committed to Kansas University on Dec. 2, learned a lot about his new school before finally signing a letter-of-intent with the Jayhawks on Monday. “I’ve seen all of the games Kansas played this year except for one. After watching those, I started to look up a lot of tape on Brandon Rush,” said White, a 6-foot6, 210-pound guard/forward from Miller School in Char-
Freshman F Lindsay transferring
lottesville, Va., who has been compared to Rush, a 6-6 wing with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. “I found some of Bill Self’s sets at Kansas when he was there early (in his nine-year White tenure) — a lot of YouTube,” White added in a phone conversation. “I sat down with either my dad or coach to watch a good majority of the games.” White, Rivals.com’s No. 51-rated player, is determined to arrive at KU ready for action. Please see WHITE, page 3B Lindsay
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Merv Lindsay said he’ll forever have fond memories of his one year at Kansas University. “I’ll never forget going to the Final Four and winning the conference championship,” Lindsay said Monday in announcing his plans to transfer to a yet-to-be-determined school at semester’s end. “I was fortunate to learn under a great coach in coach (Bill) Self and his staff,” the
6-foot-7, 195-pounder from Moreno Valley, Calif., added in a phone conversation with the Journal-World. “Being a part of the great tradition here and seeing what Kansas basketball is all about is something I will always be thankful for. I love my coaches. I love all the Kansas fans. “I don’t want anybody to forget about the team or me this year. It isn’t about me. It’s about Kansas. That’s what I’m all about.” Please see LINDSAY, page 3B
As good as billed
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KANSAS QUARTERBACK DAYNE CRIST GETS DOWN WITH THE OFFENSIVE LINE behind the sled as the unit runs through drills during practice in this photo from April 10.
QB Crist living up to lofty expectations By Matt Tait firstname.lastname@example.org
When word got out this winter about former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist coming to join Charlie Weis at Kansas University, thoughts immediately turned to Crist’s vast knowledge of Weis’ offense and the advantage that would give the current KU roster. So far, so true. While that understanding has helped KU install its offense at a breakneck pace this spring, Crist’s grasp of the playbook also has inspired competition. It seems that many of Crist’s new teammates have taken it as a challenge to see just how well the
6-foot-4, former five-star QB knows his stuff. Last week, when a few members of KU’s offense were asked if they had been able to stump Crist with questions about the offense, the resounding answer was no. “Not at all,” sophomore running back Tony Pierson said. “Anything I ask Dayne, he just knows it off the top of his head.” Added senior wide receiver Kale Pick: “No, I haven’t. And I’m still trying to. I’m always picking his brain, and he’s always quick to respond. He’s a sharp kid.” So there you have it. In just about every way possible, Crist already has been as good as advertised.
Of course, there are many people — including Crist, himself — who won’t deem his time here worth much until it makes a difference on the field during the season. But with games still more than four months away, this is all KU can get from Crist right now. And coaches who have known him for years and players who have known him for weeks concur that Crist is making a difference. “He’s not doing anything that I wouldn’t have expected,” Weis said. “I’ve known him since he was in 11th grade. What he has done is exactly what I would have expected.” What all that entails is not found on a short list. In fact, much of it cannot be put on a
list at all. From bonding with teammates and fitting in to being an obvious leader and KU’s first potential standout since Todd Reesing at the game’s most important position, Crist’s mere presence has brought back hope to KU football. “It isn’t (just) the offense,” Weis said. “It’s really the whole team. If you’re a defensive player and you see that guy on the other side picking you apart, you’re saying, ‘We’ve got a chance.’ When you’re the offense and you come into the huddle, he has a presence.” Added Pick: “I’m glad he’s here. He’s someone that we Please see CRIST, page 3B
Champagne’s small-ball pays for LHS By Benton Smith email@example.com
Five-and-a-half innings of scoreless baseball inspired Lawrence High senior Trevor Champagne to try something different. A double, three old-fashioned base knocks, a bloop single, a pair of infield hits — nothing had worked for the Lions on Monday at home versus Shawnee Mission West starter Nick Thayer. So Champagne did what he does best to lead off the bottom of the sixth, laying down a perfect bunt that got him on base and served as the prelude to Shane Willoughby’s RBI single in a 1-0 LHS victory.
The strategy, Lawrence coach Brad Stoll admitted, did not come from him or any other coach in the home dugout. “I had nothing to do with that,” Stoll said with a grin. “That was completely Trevor Champagne, and that’s the kind of kid he is.” Considering no one had crossed home plate all game, Champagne thought he might as well give bunting a shot, especially after grounding out and flying out in his first two at-bats. “I hadn’t been swinging it well all night, and that (bunting) has always been one of my special skills,” the senior second baseman said, “so I try to utilize it as much as I can.”
Off his bat, the ball rolled meticulously down the thirdbase line. Stoll had a good look at the bunt once it came to a resting point. “I think the seams were the only thing touching the line,” the coach said. LHS (7-3) already had left eight runners on base through five innings, so Stoll didn’t mind using another bunt to get Champagne in scoring position. Lions senior Garrett Cleavinger, who had just entered the game in Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo the sixth as a defensive replacement, sacrificed Cham- LAWRENCE HIGH’S SHANE WILLOUGHBY pagne to second with a solid SNATCHES A GROUNDER for a force out at first. LHS beat Shawnee Mission Please see BASEBALL, page 3B West, 1-0, Monday at LHS.
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Chiefs focus on roster in offseason KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) â€” After a season of turmoil, one marred by injuries to some of their best players and the firing of the head coach, the Kansas City Chiefs are ready for a reset. The Chiefs began their offseason program Monday, while simultaneously preparing for next weekâ€™s draft, which will give general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel an opportunity to fill a couple more holes that have developed since last seasonâ€™s 7-9 mark. â€œWe need depth at a number of places,â€? Pioli said during a break in meetings. â€œWe learned last year, unfortunately, your depth and your front-line players can change in a hurry.â€? The first significant loss was tight end Tony Moeaki, who didnâ€™t even make it through the preseason before going down with a torn ACL in his left knee. Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry followed him to injured reserve with the same injury in the season opener, and All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles gave Kansas City a potent 1-2-3 punch in the rehab room when he tore the same ligament in the same knee in Week 2.
We learned last year, unfortunately, your depth and your front-line players can change in a hurry.â€? â€” Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli Add to that the loss of quarterback Matt Cassel to an injured throwing hand midway through the season, and it was little wonder that things spiraled out of control. Todd Haley was fired in December and Crennel was elevated to interim coach, the interim tag lifted after he somehow got the Chiefs into playoff contention. They werenâ€™t eliminated until their second-to-last game, when they lost in overtime to Oakland. The spirited finish to the season, which included a win at playoff-bound Denver, gave folks in Kansas City at least some reason to believe that brighter days are still ahead. â€œYou want to try to make your team better, and thatâ€™s our job, to try to make our team bet-
ter by bringing in good players,â€? Crennel said Monday afternoon. â€œWhen you win, everybody feels better about it, and this is a competitive business. They like competition.â€? The Chiefs have certainly brought in their share of players through free agency, fostering that competition, but their biggest additions may simply be getting everybody healthy. Moeaki, Berry and Charles spent most of last season working out together, since they were only a week or two apart in their rehab programs. All of them are expected to participate in some form of offseason workouts â€” Charles has tweeted that heâ€™s ready to go â€” and could be largely up to speed by the time the Chiefs begin organized team activities next month. Theyâ€™ll be joined by a bunch of new additions to the offense. The biggest splash in free agency was the signing of offensive tackle Eric Winston, who will be counted on to stabilize a line that struggled to control the pass rush. Pioli also signed former Browns running back Peyton Hillis to pro-
Manning adjusting to life in Denver ENGLEWOOD, COLO. (AP) â€” Peyton Manning is back in his element, barking out calls, throwing passes and working out with his new teammates. It sure beats watching, wondering and worrying. Heâ€™s still finding his comfort zone in Denver after spending 14 seasons in Indianapolis, but Manning Manning is back serving as both quarterback and coach on the football field instead of pacing the sideline and wondering when his neck is going to allow him to return to the huddle. Manning and his new teammates reported to the Broncosâ€™ headquarters Monday morning for the start of the teamâ€™s offseason conditioning program. After some work in the classroom and weight room, Manning threw passes to his new receivers during some on-field work without the coaches, who arenâ€™t allowed to join them outdoors until OTAs start up in May. â€œEverybodyâ€™s been looking forward to this day for some time now,â€? Manning said. â€œI thought it was a productive first day, but weâ€™ve got a lot of work to do.â€? He didnâ€™t want to make any rash judgments about his receiving corps and although he said he was pleased with his first official workout since signing a five-year, $96 million deal with Denver on March 20, Manning declined to talk about his health or the progress heâ€™s made as he regains his arm strength following a series of neck operations that sidelined him for all of last season and led to his departure from Indy. Wide receiver Eric Decker, who has caught more passes from Manning than anyone else over the last month thanks to a series of workouts at local high schools, said the four-time MVPâ€™s passes were precise and powerful. Although heâ€™s been putting in a lot of miles finding remote high school fields to practice on, Manning said he hasnâ€™t really gotten to know his new city yet. â€œItâ€™s been all business,â€? he said. â€œEverybodyâ€™s asking where Iâ€™m living. Iâ€™ve been living over here in the facility.â€? Rehabbing, lifting weights and studying his new playbook. Manning said he was glad to throw the ball around at team headquarters rather than sneaking around to the local high school fields to play catch with Decker and good friend Brandon Stokley, who signed a one-year deal to return to the Broncos on Monday.
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vide some depth behind Charles â€” heâ€™s expected to be an upgrade over the aging Thomas Jones and journeyman Jackie Battle, who split most of the carries last season when the Chiefsâ€™ sparkplug was lost to injury. Kevin Boss was also signed to provide some insurance behind Moeaki, who has a history of injury problems. Heâ€™s also considered an upgrade over the departed Leonard Pope. â€œWeâ€™ll find out in the fall how good of a job weâ€™ve done,â€? Pioli said. â€œTeams that have great offseasons â€” great offseason grades â€” that doesnâ€™t always translate into good seasons.â€? There are still holes on the Chiefs roster, particularly in the defensive backfield and along the defensive line, and those are two areas Pioli expects to address in the draft. He also wouldnâ€™t rule out trading up or down from the No. 11 pick, and broached the possibility of choosing a quarterback early â€” Texas A&Mâ€™s Ryan Tannehill has been linked to Kansas City, though it is widely expected that he will be taken in the first 10 picks.
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