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Water treatment plant improvements begin By Chad Lawhorn clawhorn@ljworld.com

Construction has begun on a $600,000 project to improve the reliability of the city’s Kaw Water Treatment plant, and planning is under way for a $7 million project that will involve trying to figure out the shifting

sands of the Kansas River. The city has shut down the Kaw Water Treatment plant, Third and Indiana streets, for the month of March while crews replace several critical valves that are more than 50 years old. “Because of their age, the valves don’t close all the way,” said Jeanette Klamm, a pro-

grams manager with the city’s Utilities Department. “If we ever had to isolate the plant for some reason, we couldn’t do that without some people who live near the plant being out of water.” Crews are installing 36-inch valves and new piping in the front yard area of the plant.

During the project, all of the city’s water is being supplied by the Clinton Water Treatment Plant in West Lawrence. During the project, traffic on portions of Third and Indiana streets may be affected. The city’s bulk water station, where customers can pay to fill large, portable tanks, is closed for the

month. The project is expected to be completed in early April. But there is plenty of additional water plant work that will stretch throughout 2012 and into 2013. Utilities Director Dave Wagner said the city has begun working with Black & Veatch Please see PROJECT, page 2A

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ABOUT 800 PEOPLE SHOWED UP to participate in the GOP caucus on Saturday at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive. They listened to speeches from supporters of the leading GOP candidates and then voted for their choice in the Kansas caucus.

Kansas GOP picks Santorum Ex-Pa. senator expects 33 of 40 delegates tist from Topeka who voted for Santorum in his hometown. “I like it that he’s pro-life, that he is pro-life from TOPEKA — Rick Santorum over- before birth until the grave.” whelmingly won the Kansas RepubliFinal, unofficial reports from the 96 can presidential caucuses on Saturday, caucus sites showed Santorum winbolstering his claim that front-runner ning 51 percent of the vote compared Mitt Romney hasn’t locked up the to Romney’s 21 percent. Former U.S. GOP nomination. House Speaker Newt Gingrich had 14 The state GOP projected that San- percent, while Texas Rep. Ron Paul torum will pick up 33 of the state’s 40 captured almost 13 percent. But the delegates after receiving more than party has yet to count almost 1,000 50 percent of the vote. Romney, who provisional ballots cast by voters who didn’t campaign in Kansas, hovered showed up at the wrong site or did not just above the 20 perhave photo identificaWe’ve had a very, tion. cent threshold needed to capture delegates and very good day in our Paul had three camwas projected to pick up neighboring state of paign events Friday, seven. while Gingrich canceled “We’ve had a very, Kansas.” his Kansas events to fovery good day in our cus on Southern states neighboring state of — GOP presidential hopeful Rick after he won his native Kansas,” Santorum told Georgia on Tuesday. several hundred people Santorum, at a rally in Missouri The GOP nominee By John Hanna

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at a rally in Springfield, Mo. He called the win “comfortable” and said he was looking forward to claiming “the vast majority of delegates.” Santorum enjoyed support from some small-government conservatives in Kansas and, more importantly, many abortion opponents who make up a core constituency of the state GOP, including leaders of Kansans for Life. He portrayed himself as the nonestablishment candidate, telling locals that their caucuses were crucial ahead of other post-Super Tuesday contests in the South. “If there’s anybody who’s really conservative, it’s him. He’s a strong evangelical believer, and that’s very important for me,” said Alan Locke, a 65-year-old retiree and Southern Bap-

is all but certain to win Kansas in the November general election because of the state’s strong GOP leanings. A Democrat hasn’t carried the state since Lyndon Johnson in 1964, and Republicans hold all statewide and congressional offices along with large legislative majorities. Josh Kelton, a 36-year-old Wichita engineer, said he had not made up his mind to vote for Santorum until he went to hear him at a rally Friday and Santorum’s wife at the caucus Saturday in Wichita. Kelton’s wife and five children were with him at the caucus. “We can relate to them,” Kelton said. “They have the same values we do.” Romney, the former Massachusetts

HARRIET LARKIN AND HER HUSBAND, RUSSELL LARKIN, cast their votes in the GOP caucus Saturday at Free State High School. About 800 people participated, listening to speeches from supporters of the leading GOP candidates and then voting for their choice in the Kansas caucus.

Conservative candidate carries Douglas County By Scott Rothschild srothschild@ljworld.com

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As Kansas went, so did Douglas County in picking a winner in the Republican Party presidential caucus on Saturday. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum finished first among Douglas County GOP caucusgoers

with 288 votes, followed by former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney with 233 votes. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who appeared before a lively crowd at the Lied Center on Friday, placed third with 173 votes, and former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich ran fourth, with 81 votes. Please see COUNTY, page 2A

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Business dean stresses need for new, updated building By Andy Hyland ahyland@ljworld.com

When Neeli Bendapudi, dean of Kansas University’s School of Business, gave a presentation recently to the Lawrence Rotary Club on a totally unrelated topic, she still managed to work in a

few references to the school’s biggest need. “We desperately need a new building,” she told the crowd then. It’s an old need at the school, but an ongoing universitywide fundraising campaign and a new, energetic leader have helped to

house. The school is scheduled to receive drawings of both sites from Chicagobased Perkins & Will, the architecture firm that designed Duke University’s business building, among others, later this spring. Both sites have advantages and disadvantages, she said.

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DEATHS CHARLES M. ‘CHARLIE’ HOAG Celebration of Life Services for Charles M. “Charlie” Hoag, 80, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at First Christian Church in Lawrence, KS. Graveside services will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in LawHoag rence. Rev. David Rivers will be the officiant. Charlie passed on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. He was born on July 19, 1931 in Guthrie, OK, the son of John Gerald and Mary Davis Hoag. He was a graduate of the University of Kansas in 1953. While at KU, he was a three-sport letterman in basketball, football, and track. He was a member of the KU basketball and football teams and was a Gold Medalist in basketball for the US at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. He was a US Air Force veteran. Charlie was a retired insurance agent for the Equitable Life Insurance Company. Initially, he worked in Chicago, IL and then later started and operated an Equitable agency in Topeka, KS for many years. He was married to

Donna Carter, the mother of their four children, and later divorced. Then married Salli Johnson Mathes who preceded him in death in 1994. Survivors include one son, Chuck Hoag, and wife, Lisa, Lawrence, KS; three daughters, Cheryl Hoag Gasiewski and husband, Rick of La Quinta, CA, Karen Hoag Kosbab and husband, Dave, of Overland Park, KS, Deanna Hoag Chadick of Overland Park, KS; and a sister, Susie Hoag Searles, of Palm Harbor, FL. Survivors also include nine grandchildren, Charlie Hoag, Taylor Hoag, Chase Hoag, Austin Hoag, Courtney Hoag, Koby Chadick, Hannah Chadick, Ellie Chadick and Sam Chadick. The family will casually greet friends in KU spirit wear from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Monday at the WarrenMcElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The family suggests memorials in his name to the Williams Educational Fund c/o the University of Kansas Athletic Department or to the K.U. Endowment Association for the Kansas University Medical Center and may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to www. warrenmcelwain.com. Please sign this guestbook at obituaries.ljworld. com.

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ble to the naked eye. Equally significant changes are happening on the bottom of the river. Wagner said contractors for Black & Veatch will be on boats in the river using electronic equipment to map the bottom of the river and measuring the velocity of the river’s flow. In addition, engineers will have to predict the impact changes to the Bowersock Dam, which is just downstream of the plant, will have on the river. Plans call for an inflatable “rubber dam” to be installed on top of the existing dam. That will allow for higher water levels upstream of the dam, which will change the river’s sedimentation pattern. Understanding the changing sedimentation patterns of the river will be important in determining what type of improvements are needed to make the river intakes work properly, Wagner said. Wagner said he expects to start getting results from the study in the fall, but construction on a new intake likely would not begin until 2013. Wagner said if problems with the intake do cause the Kaw plant to be shut down again, the city’s Clinton Water Treatment Plant is in a good position to serve the entire city. “The Clinton plant can keep up with high demand,” Wagner said. “But it can’t keep up with a super summer peak that happens maybe once every five or 10 years. “We feel like we have the Kaw intake reliable and cleaned out, but it is not in the condition we would like to operate under.”

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engineers to design a solution to a malfunctioning Kansas River intake that forced city officials to essentially shut down the plant several times over the last year. Figuring out a solution for that problem will be complicated because it involves trying to predict how the sands of the Kansas River will settle. “It is going to be a pretty significant effort,” Wagner said. The Kaw River plant is designed to operate with two intake pipes in the Kansas River. One of the intakes has long been inoperable, and over the last several years sand has periodically clogged the lone remaining intake. The city’s utility rate plan has about $7 million in its budget to build a new intake and hopefully improve the existing intake to the point that it can be used as a backup. But first, engineers have to better understand the shifting sands of the Kansas River. That can be difficult enough in ordinary times, but Wagner said the construction of the new Kansas Turnpike bridges upstream of the plant have changed the dynamics of the river. Following the construction of the bridges, for example, a large sandbar has emerged near Kansas University’s boathouse in Burcham Park. “It is there now,” Wagner said. “Whether it stays there or not is one of the things we’ll try to figure out.” The sandbar, though, is one of the few changes visi-

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that it’s at least a $50 million project,” Bendapudi said. Some commitments have been made, she said. It’s definitely more than zero, but she admits it’s still a long way from $50 million. And as for Summerfield Hall, the five-story yellow brick building dedicated back in 1960 that houses the school today? “It’s dreadful,” Bendapudi said. She listed some of the school’s main issues with the building:

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Hundreds of Douglas County Republicans listened to speeches Saturday at Free State High School before voting. Douglas County Republican Party Chairman Richard Todd said he hoped the caucus would generate excitement in the presidential race and local contests. “We can’t lose with any one of these four guys,” Todd said referring to the GOP field. Republicans met statewide at 96 locations to select their preferred nominee. The voting will determine how the Kansas GOP allocates its 40 delegates to the Republican National Convention.

Weighing the options Representatives for Gingrich, Paul, Romney and Santorum spoke to the Douglas County crowd, which filled up the bleachers on one side of a gymnasium at the high school. Before the speeches, Ronnie Ching, a research analyst, said he was undecided on whom he would support. Ching said that improving the economy and increasing jobs was the No. 1 issue. “As a whole, people just need to have hope again,” he said. He said the divisiveness of politics upset him, and he wanted candidates to focus more on ideas and proposals than prey on people’s emotions. Brendan Golledge, a 20-year-old college student, attended the caucus to vote for Paul. He said Paul was the only candidate with a “sane” foreign policy who would keep the United States out of multiple wars. Jon Hunt said he was leaning toward Santorum. Hunt had served as Douglas County campaign chairman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who dropped out of the race after several missteps. Hunt said he would support whoever the Republican nominee is, but added that Romney “hasn’t closed the deal for me.” Annette Fales of McLouth said she was supporting Santorum for his strong family views and his economic proposals. Representatives speaking on behalf of the candidates tried to make the case that their candidate was the best one to face President Barack Obama

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governor, received a late boost in Kansas when political icon Bob Dole, the 88-year-old former U.S. Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, urged his fellow Kansans to back the front-runner. Dole described Romney as a “main street conservative.” Romney also was endorsed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a conservative — City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be former law professor reached at 832-6362. Follow him known for helping draft at Twitter.com/clawhorn_ljw. tough illegal immigra-

# It’s not made for the times of today. Classrooms aren’t wired for technology and often just have a whiteboard and seats. Faculty say the seating arrangements aren’t conducive to group work. “It’s not fine wine,” she said. “You can’t just build it, leave it and expect it to get better.” # It can’t accommodate expanded enrollments. “We’re bursting at the seams,” Bendapudi said. While KU is trying to increase its enrollments, the business school is poised to assist with that but is limited by the space into which it can grow, she said.

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# For recruiters and potential students, Summerfield Hall is a turnoff. “Almost any other campus they go to, the business school is, if not the nicest, one of the nicest buildings on campus,” she said. Dale Seuferling, president of the KU Endowment Association, said the project is one of the larger building projects associated with KU’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, scheduled for a public launch next month. “We need, preferably, a single gift that funds a significant amount of the requirement,” Seuferling said. Once that gift is se-

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AMY CURTIS, LAWRENCE, A SUPPORTER OF RON PAUL, joined 800 people to participate in the GOP caucus Saturday at Free State High School. Participants listened to speeches from supporters of the leading GOP candidates and then voted for their choice in the Kansas caucus. and lead the country. State Rep. Anthony Brown, R-Eudora, said Gingrich’s bold ideas and record when he was House speaker made him the most qualified candidate. Brown admitted that he was concerned about Gingrich’s personal “baggage” but said he believed Gingrich was now a man of faith and family-oriented. David Conway, an Iraq War veteran and philosophy student at Kansas University, said that while he was recovering from war injuries he became more interested in politics, and that led him to becoming a Paul supporter. “A lot of people challenge him on foreign policy,” Conway said. “His foreign policy is obeying the Constitution.” Tom Murray, an attorney from Lawrence, said Democrats are always attacking Romney because they know he can defeat Obama. He said the November election will hinge on whether the Republican Party can lure back suburban middle- and upperincome voters in a handful of swing states. Romney is the most attractive candidate to those voters, he said. Jim Meyer told Republi-

tion laws in Arizona and Alabama. Kobach has said Romney is more conservative than he’s been portrayed. Kobach said Romney’s decision not to campaign in Kansas hurt him, but Kobach said it’s significant that Romney still picked up delegates. “The road to the Republican nomination has already had twists and turns and no doubt there will be more to come,” Romney said in a statement. “But I have no doubt that with the progress I’ve made today that I will be the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. Connie Kimble, a 67-year-old U.S. Veterans

cans to vote for their values and pick Santorum. He said that for the past several years, Republicans have nominated moderates and lost. “We don’t win when we compromise our conservative values, but only when we stand boldly for them,” he said.

Douglas County leanings The Douglas County vote total was divided between those who live in the 2nd Congressional District and those who live in the 3rd. In the 2nd, Santorum received 164 votes; Romney, 150; Paul, 80 and Gingrich, 50. In the 3rd, Santorum got 124 votes, Paul 93, Romney, 83 and Gingrich, 31. Several candidates who had already dropped out of the race received a smattering of votes, and there were several uncommitted Republicans, blank votes and 67 provisional ballots. Todd said 855 people participated in the caucus, which was about the same number as in 2008. He said that he wished more people had attended and that voting went off without a hitch. — Statehouse reporter Scott Rothschild can be reached at 785-354-4222.

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Administration worker from Topeka, wore a Romney sticker as she voted for him. She acknowledged feeling torn between him and Santorum. “But it’s that thing — OK, who do I think probably stands the best chance against Obama?” she said. “And I think it probably is Romney.” www.ljworld.com However, Kansas Republicans have shown an Who’s your favorite independent streak in the professional wrestler past. In February 2008, Ari- from the ‘80s and zona Sen. John McCain ‘90s? already was the GOP’s presumed presidential nominee, but former Ar- !"Hulk Hogan kansas Gov. Mike Hucka- !"Macho Man Randy bee trounced McCain in Savage the state’s caucuses. !"The Ultimate Warrior "!" Hacksaw Jim Duggan "!"The Honky Tonk Man was the Allen Fieldhouse "!" Nature Boy Ric Flair of 50 years ago?” The need for the build- "!" Brutus the Barber ing isn’t new, and school Beefcake leaders have been court- "!" Stone Cold Steve ing donors for some time, Austin even before Bendapudi arrived on campus last sum- "!"Other "!" I’m not a professionmer. Lessig said he thought al wresting fan the economy played a role in why previous efforts Go to LJWorld.com to weren’t successful. see more responses and But the school’s new leader isn’t backing cast your vote. down from the challenges ahead. “We will get this building,” Bendapudi said. “Or I will die trying.”

cured, Seuferling said, they’ll move on to filling out the remainder of the need with other donors. Parker Lessig, a distinguished professor of business, said he occasionally has to move his classes to space in the union so his students can work in groups. And the recruiting issue is real, he said. It’s easy to see if students go to Nebraska or Missouri. Or Colorado, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas or really any number of places, he said. “Think of it this way,” Lessig said. “How good — Higher education reporter Andy would KU be in attracting quality teams and recruits Hyland can be reached at 832-6388. Follow him at Twitter.com/LJW_KU. if what they showed them


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Police looking for armed robbery suspect Lawrence police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that took place Saturday evening on Iowa Street. Sgt. Troy Squire said an unknown man entered ProCuts, 2500 Iowa, about 6 p.m., armed with some kind of handgun, and demanded money. The staff gave him an unknown amount, and he fled on foot; he was last seen headed east on 25th Street. Officers searched the area to no avail, and detectives are now handling the case. Witnesses described the man as wearing jeans and blue sweatshirt with a green scarf or ski mask covering his face. Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call the detective bureau at 830-7430 or the anonymous tips hot line at 843-8477.

Shots fired after Wichita concert; 1 killed WICHITA (AP) — Wichita police aren’t identifying a person who was killed by gunfire after a hip-hop concert in the city’s Old Town district. The Wichita Eagle reports five people were shot early Saturday morning after a concert at Doc Howard’s Lounge featuring Pleasure P. Police exchanged gunfire with a man after chasing him into a parking garage, but they’re not saying if he’s the one who died. Witness Michael Turenne told the newspaper he was walking his dog when he heard what he thought was a vehicle backfiring, but instead it was gunshots. He estimated more than 1,000 people were milling about Old Town after the concert when the shots rang out in the middle of what Turenne called a hostile crowd.

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Sheriff warns of effects from cuts By George Diepenbrock gdiepenbrock@ljworld.com

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As advocates ask state legislators to spare the state’s mental health system from further cuts, they argue taxpayers will still bear the costs as more mentally ill individuals will end up in county jails

or correctional facilities. “It’s like squeezing a balloon full of water,” Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center CEO David Johnson said. “It doesn’t really get smaller. It just goes some place else.” Johnson, who leads the Douglas County agency, said

community mental health centers statewide have experienced $59 million in cuts since 2008 because of the state’s budget crisis. Included in that, mental health reform grants were cut by $20 million, and nearly $10 million was cut in 2010 because of Medicaid rate reductions.

Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern in February urged support of funding the state’s community mental health system when he testified before a House committee on a hearing about the social services budget. Please see CUTS, page 4A

State contest puts calculated moves to test Chess competition draws almost 600 students By Chansi Long clong@ljworld.com

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Nearly 600 students participated in the Kansas State Scholastic Chess Championships at the Kansas Union on Saturday. Lucas Dryer, a fifthgrader from Olathe, was among them. Dryer was decked out in KU gear (his dad’s an alumnus) and after his first game, he gravitated toward his parents and shared the news. Big grins immediately stretched across their faces. Lucas won his first game in about 20 minutes, but the games can last an hour. Near the end of Lucas’ game, things tipped in his favor when he was able to pin his opponent’s queen to his rook. Then later, when Lucas took down his opponent’s queen, he knew that he had clenched the

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WICHITA 10-YEAR-OLD NICHOLAS MILEHAM not only waits for his opponent to make a move but also to show up for the game during the Kansas Scholastic Chess Association Championships on Saturday at the Kansas Union on the Kansas University campus. About 600 Kansas students from kindergartners to 12th-graders competed in the annual state competition. game, so it was no surprise when he won. Lucas, 10, has been playing chess since he was 4. His grandfather is from Bulgaria, a country

where chess flourishes. Lucas has watched his grandfather play since he can remember. Later he began competing with him. They still play

together today. “He wins sometimes, but usually I win,” said Lucas. His parents, Jeff and Helena, have a profound

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“With the responsibility of providing mental health services shifting from the state to the local level, the financial burden also shifted,” McGovern wrote in a letter to the committee. “There has been an unintended secondary shift as well, from the local mental health providers to the local criminal justice systems in jails.” McGovern said it is difficult for law enforcement to deal with people who have mental health issues and either do not receive treatment at the local level or refuse to take advantage of services. The individuals often end up frequently being arrested for minor offenses, and once they’re released from jail, they are typically arrested again later either for re-offending or for failing to appear in court. The sheriff’s office has geared up a re-entry program in recent years aimed at reducing recidivism rates. In 2011, the jail hired three full-time case managers with grant funds to work with inmates and help them successfully re-enter society as law-abiding citizens.

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There has been an unintended secondary shift as well, from the local mental health providers to the local criminal justice systems in jails.” — Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern McGovern credits the program for helping reduce the jail population to 90 to 100 inmates. The jail’s maximum capacity is 186 inmates. The sheriff in his February letter said jail officials estimate that one individual he did not identify who has been arrested more than 110 times the past 10 years has cost taxpayers more than $25,000 a year. The Journal-World in a 2010 analysis came to the same conclusion in the case of Robert “Simon” Gilmore, a Lawrence man often seen downtown who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia as a child. The sheriff’s office also contracted with Bert Nash and a local psychiatrist to provide in-house services for inmates, which cost $85,000 in 2011. “It is much more costeffective for local mental health services to treat the

mentally ill than to house them in jails,” McGovern wrote. Johnson said that message likely would resonate more with policy makers if it comes from law enforcement and corrections officials instead of only mental health advocates. Mental health advocates are asking the state not to cut $5 million statewide that funds family-centered system of care funds to help mentally ill children and their families, Johnson said. It’s funded with tobacco litigation settlement revenue. Janice Storey, the Bert Nash program director for children and family services, said the funds in Douglas County have helped families and children get treatment and also helped service providers in communities meet to discuss strategies for mental health issues. Storey said further program cuts could add to a cumulative effect to what has already been reduced. “I think we do see a direct impact,” Storey said, “on how many folks may be going to jail or how many kids may be going into the detention center.” Rick Cagan, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness for Kansas, said legisla-

L AWRENCE J OURNAL -W ORLD tors did not follow a recommendation from Gov. Sam Brownback’s office last year to cut the funds. He said community mental health centers were also facing a $1.8 million reduction in funding for conducting screens for individuals not on Medicaid but need to go into state hospitals. “It’s just another reduction in funding that they have to absorb,” he said. — Reporter George Diepenbrock can be reached at 832-7144. Follow him at Twitter.com/gdiepenbrock.

Jazz octet to perform Stevie Wonder hits Some of the nation’s best jazz musicians will pay tribute to one of music’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters Wednesday night at the Lied Center. SFJAZZ Collective, an octet comprised of jazz masters from the San Francisco area, will perform the songs of Stevie Wonder, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Each year, SFJAZZ Collective celebrates a different musician’s work, composing and performing arrangements. The Collective will

perform original compositions of Wonder’s famous songs, including “Superstition,” “My Cherie Amour,” and “Do I Do,” as well as original songs written by the group’s members. Since 2004, the Collective has played the songs of legendary tunesmiths such as Herbie Hancock, Theolonius Monk and John Coltrane. The Collective’s rotating membership means each year includes a different set of musicians. The 2012 lineup is Avishai Cohen, trumpet;

Robin Eubanks, trombone; Eric Harland, drums; Stefon Harris, vibes and marimba; Matt Penman, bass, Edward Simon, piano; Mark Turner, saxophones, and Miguel Zenon, alto saxophone and flute. Tickets are $24 for adults and $10 for children. Kansas Public Radio host Bob McWilliams will lead a discussion at 6:30 p.m. about SFJAZZ and its members’ impact on jazz; this portion of the evening is free and open to the public.

HUNDREDS OF KANSAS STUDENTS GET SEATED in the Kansas Ballroom of the Kansas Union for a round of the Kansas Scholastic Chess Association Championships on Saturday on the Kansas University campus. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photos

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grandmaster chess player. The family was actually able to meet Polgar, who is an international chess celebrity. The experience motivated the family to study chess more diligently. Qualifications to play in Saturday’s tournament were basic. Individuals in the kindergarten through 12th-grade division, which had the strictest requirements, had to have competed in at least two tournaments and scored at least two points in each during chess season, which runs from September to March. Lawrence was well-represented in the competition, said Phil Hedge, host of the tournament. “Chess is really popular in Lawrence,” he said. “From both Free State and Lawrence High, we have a large number of players today.” Chess is a game that often takes root in the young, said Wedge. There tends to be more of an interest in elementary school because there are fewer competing interests. Once junior high and high school kick in, some players drop out to pursue other things, like basketball or soccer. Others quit for different reasons. “For some kids, the old-

LAWRENCE TALENT Team results K-12 division: Free State High School, second place; first place in 6A schools Lawrence High School, second place in 6A K-8: Southwest Middle School, second place K-5: Cordley School, third place K-3: Sunset Hills School, first place Cordley School, second place Quail Run School, third place

Individual results K-12: Kaustubh Nimkar, Lawrence High, third place Aaron Simon, Free State, fourth place K-8: Kiana Hajiarbabi, Southwest, second place Ilya Schaeffer, Southwest, fourth place K-3: Ryan Duan, Quail Run, second place

er they get the more they might be concerned about image,” Wedge said. But those who stick it out can reap lasting benefits. Playing, learning and practicing chess can help logical and mathematical skills, said Wedge, who is reluctant to stereotype chess players. “It does look good on your resume, particularly if you’re applying to elite schools if you are able to say that you’ve won at the state tournament,” he says. Theresa Purdy, of Oxford, and her family know what it’s like to win the state tournament. Purdy

had seven children participating in Saturday’s event, the family competing as a team. For the past three years, they have won first place, Purdy said. The Purdy children, who are all homeschooled, started playing about six years ago, when one of Purdy’s older sons learned to play. “He just started teaching everybody, and they teach each other, and they play each other,” Purdy said. “They get competitive, but they’re pretty friendly about it.”

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this had ever happened before at LMH. After seeing expressions of surprise stretch across the faces of those involved in the labor, the sisters began to acknowledge just how unlikely the phenomenon was. “As soon as I was induced, (my sister Courtney) came in … and said that she was going to be induced the next day,” said Jessalyn. “(Later) I was still trying to deal with a new baby and my sister was right down the hall getting ready to have a baby.” After Courtney gave birth, Jessalyn whisked Laikyn away from the neonatal unit and hustled down the hall to meet her nephew, Maxson. Nine months ago, Jessalyn was the first learn she was pregnant. Courtney found out about her own pregnancy a week later. Each watched in awe as the changes that occurred to her own body happened to her sister at relatively the same pace.

“It was really weird but also really cool at the same time,” said Courtney. “It was nice to have someone who was going through the same thing. Being pregnant together brought us even more closer than we already were.” Their mother, Chrissy Immenschuh, jokes that the sisters must have planned the event. “I thought they did it on purpose to drive me crazy,” Immenschuh said. “I teased them, but you know, everything happens for a reason.” The babies were near the same weight, with Laikyn at 7 pounds 12 ounces, and Maxson at 7 pounds 4 ounces. “This has all just been a really crazy ride,” says Jessalyn. “It’s going to be like they’re brother and sister, it’s not even going to be like they’re cousins. Watching my nephew and my daughter grow up together is probably going to be the best experience I could have dreamed up.”

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LAWRENCE SISTERS JESSALYN COBB, with her new baby girl, Laikyn Dondlinger, left, and Courtney Cobb with her new baby boy, Maxson Poeverlein, had their babies on consecutive days March 7 and 8 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

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A busy county road will be closed to through traffic for the next nine months as crews work to replace a bridge over the Wakarusa River. A section of Douglas County Road 1057, also known as East 1900 Road, will close Monday. A 3.5mile stretch of the road will be closed to through traffic between Kansas Highway 10 and Douglas County Road 458. It is scheduled to reopen in November after a new, sturdier bridge is built. The aging bridge, which sits a half-mile south of Justin Briggs, the K-10 interchange, is in content curator, poor condition and has a Lawrence weight limit of 15 tons. “It’s on a Sunday and I “It was a bridge that don’t mind it too much. was constructed in 1957. The problem is when it The design standards at either cuts into or extends that time were not as high my drinking time.” as they are now, and it was designed to carry a lighter load,” said Keith Browning, Douglas County public works director. The bridge will increase in size from 394 feet long Asked on Massachusetts Street

to 410 feet, and from 24 feet wide to 36 feet wide. The new bridge will have two 12-foot-wide driving lanes and two 6-foot-wide shoulders. The county had first looked at rehabilitating the bridge or trying to reuse the piers and abutments. But those fixes still would have required the county to limit how much weight the bridge could handle. The new bridge would hold as much weight as state law allows. “Having a load posted bridge at that location does have a significant affect on transportation,” Browning said. Access to properties along County Road 1057 will be available while the road is closed. However, no traffic will go over the bridge. The road closure will cut off a popular way to bypass Lawrence. Traffic counts from 2008 showed that 1,629 vehicles a day traveled the section of County Road 1057 between the bridge and K-10 and 1,318 vehicles accessed

the road on the north side of County Road 458. For the next nine months, through traffic will be detoured three miles east to County Road 1061, also known as Church Street in Eudora or East 2200 Road. Federal transportation funds are covering 80 percent of the $2.75 million construction costs, and Douglas County will pick up the rest of the bill. Douglas County is funding all of the design, engineering and right-of-way acquisition costs, which is another $215,000. — Reporter Christine Metz can be reached at 832-6352.

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WICHITA — The possible revival of happy hour in Kansas is drawing cheers from bar owners and a shrug from law enforcement, at least in one city. Kansas abolished happy hour in 1985, prohibiting bars from offering temporary specials on drinks. Now, both the state House and Senate have passed bills allowing bar owners to change prices throughout the day.

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Brad Williams, owner of the Alibi Room in Wichita’s Old Town, tells The Wichita Eagle he’s eager for the change. Williams says 5 to 7 p.m. is a slow period when his bar could use a boost. Sedgwick County Sheriff Robert Hinshaw says he’s not especially concerned about happy hour. If people are going to drink to excess, Hinshaw says, the price of the drink doesn’t usually make a difference.

HOSPITAL BIRTHS Nicholas and Jennifer White Vang, Lawrence, a boy, Saturday. Amber Waddell and Jeff Crist, Ottawa, a boy, Saturday.

CORRECTIONS Lisa Melton was misidentified in a photo that ran in Saturday’s paper. Melton is Sunflower School fifthgrader Christian Faulkner’s teacher.

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Lawrence residents start support group for wheelchair users By Chansi Long clong@ljworld.com

Two Lawrence residents want to share what they’ve learned since becoming wheelchair-bound. Ron Miller was in a hurry. A custodian for a small church in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Miller had to polish the upstairs floor before his shift was over. Normally, Miller would have had another custodian there to help him. But that man had left early. So Miller was on his own. He eyed the floor polisher, a heavy-duty machine that by all accounts was a twoman lift. Miller, who was 19 at the time, determined that he could carry it by himself. He got a good grip and hoisted the polisher up a full flight of stairs. Maybe the pain had begun before he got to the top. Whether it had or not, by the time Miller set the machine down, the nerves in his lower back were aching something awful. He hobbled through his shift thinking the pain, like most pain that afflicts the young, would go away. The pain stayed — for years. And gradually it grew worse, prompting Miller to see specialists and undergo surgery. But surgery or no, the pain would become a constant, a hovering presence that hung to him no matter what he was doing. Standing would hurt, so he would sit. He would feel relief for a moment. But the pain would work its way up his spine again, and he would have to stand to escape it. That cycle repeated itself endlessly, until a few months ago, when standing for long became too much and walking far became excruciating. Miller had to get a wheelchair. Though Miller had been living with a disability for much of his life, transitioning to using a wheelchair was not something he was prepared to do. It required time, attention and money. Lots of money. Miller priced wheelchairs online, and unable to wait for Medicaid’s approval, he bought a used one on Craigslist. Then he had to buy a ramp, a lift and a van without a driver’s seat.

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RON MILLER, LAWRENCE, is working with others to establish a support group for people who use wheelchairs. Miller, photographed at his home Feb. 24, expects the group will be a mix of social and educational functions.

MEETING INFO ! A new support group for people who use wheelchairs meets monthly at Independence Inc., 2001 Haskell Ave. ! Meetings are at 3 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, except April, when the group will meet on the second Friday.

Meanwhile, Suzi Jordan was across town fighting to transform Lawrence into a place where wheelchair users could live happily, which meant working with restaurant owners on improving accessibility. “Lawrence is ahead of some places, but there’s still a lot of work to be done,” says Jordan, who is a member of an advocacy board at Independence Inc., 2001 Haskell Ave. Jordan also uses a wheelchair. She has been immobile for nearly seven years. Her disability took root after a knee-surgery that was intended to relieve pain caused from osteoarthritis. The surgery had the adverse effect, causing the neurons in her leg to go haywire and issue messages of pain to her brain constantly. Jordan, like Miller, had to make the transition from walking to using a wheelchair. It was not easy. Before she was wheelchair-bound, she did water aerobics and Jane Fonda exercises, and danced. The emotional toll from being stripped of activities key to her identity was immense. Once an active school teacher

and local artist, she began to uncharacteristically hunker down at home. The urge to stay isolated was tempting. She felt so alone. But then one night she went to a show at the Lied Center with her husband, and she realized that she was one among many. She was seated next to Miller, and the two launched a conversation about their disabilities. Just talking with someone who understood the struggle felt gratifying. So they decided to give that feeling to someone else: They pledged to start a support group for wheelchair users. “The doctors gave us no information” when they learned they could not walk, said Miller. “The public is educating the medical world, which is why this group is so important.” While Miller and Jordan have had to learn everything on their own — where to buy products, where to get funding and what places to go to for help — they want to shorten the struggle for others by passing on their collective knowledge. And they want to show others that the negative emotions resulting from losing mobility are not something they have to carry alone. “It has taken me forever to develop resources,” Jordan said. “We want to give a forum for any kind of practical or personal problems.” — Reporter Chansi Long can be reached at 832-6354.

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Recreation opportunity Many details remain to be worked out, but it’s nice to see plans moving forward for a major new recreation facility in Lawrence.

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merging plans to build a major recreation facility in northwest Lawrence present some exciting possibilities for the city. After several years of discussion about the city building a new recreation center near Free State High School, a group of public and private entities now have shifted the planning focus to a much larger project further west, at the northwest corner of the Sixth Street intersection with the South Lawrence Trafficway. The statement released last week came from the city of Lawrence and Bill and Cindy Self’s Assists Foundation, but Kansas University also reportedly is interested in locating facilities, perhaps outdoor track and field venues, at the same location. A couple of local developers, including one group that may donate land for the project, also have been involved in the planning. No plans or cost estimates have been released, but city officials say the facility probably would include multiple basketball courts, a large arena, an indoor elevated track, an indoor turf field, a health and wellness center, a fitness facility and other amenities including concessions and walking trails. The hope is that the new center not only would provide many recreation opportunities for local residents but also could be used to attract tournaments and major youth sporting events to the community. Such events would be a major economic boon for the city. It sounds like a fabulous project, but it will present some significant challenges. The fact that the Self foundation, KU and private developers are interested in partnering with the city on this project gives the recreation center an entirely new dimension. It will be important to carefully delineate what each group’s expectations are for the design and use of the building and grounds. Whoever — the city or a private entity — is charged with scheduling and managing the facilities will have to balance a number of interests. For instance, if city taxpayers are going to be asked to contribute money that would otherwise have been used to construct another city recreation center, they should be assured that the larger facility will provide the same community services, including such things as class and meeting space and open gym time for youngsters. The partners also will have to establish priorities for use of the facility for camps, tournaments and other events. Bringing several public and private interests to develop this project is an interesting challenge, but certainly a worthwhile effort that could provide many economic and recreational benefits for Lawrence. It will take some time to get it right, but it’s great to see this project finally moving forward. LAWRENCE

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Bigger government is more lawless WASHINGTON — Two policies of the Obama administration illustrate an axiom: As government expands, its lawfulness contracts. Consider the administration’s desire to continue funding UNESCO and to develop a national curriculum for primary and secondary education. In 1994, Congress stipulated that no U.S. funds shall go to “any affiliated organization” of the U.N. “which grants full membership as a state to any organization or group that does not have the internationally recognized attributes of statehood.” Last October, UNESCO (the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) voted to confer membership on Palestine. Although there are waiver provisions in most laws restricting executive discretion in foreign relations, the 107 national delegations that voted to extend membership to Palestine were told there is no such provision in the pertinent law. The United States immediately cut off funding, which is 22 percent of UNESCO’s budget. But President Obama’s 2013 budget seeks $78,968,000 for UNESCO, and says: “The Department of State intends to work with Congress to seek legislation that would provide authority to waive restrictions on paying the U.S. assessed contributions to UNESCO.” The administration regards the 18-year-old statute as an evanescent inconvenience — that Congress will obediently tug its forelock and grant a waiver provision enabling the executive branch to slip the leash of law. Meanwhile, the Department

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As the regulatory state’s micromanagement of society metastasizes, inconvenient laws are construed — by those the laws are supposed to restrain — as porous and permissive…” of Education is pretending that three laws do not mean what they clearly say. This is documented in the Pioneer Institute’s report “The Road to a National Curriculum: The Legal Aspects of the Common Core Standards, Race to the Top, and Conditional Waivers” by Robert S. Eitel, Kent D. Talbert and Williamson M. Evers, all former senior officials in the Education Department. The 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind is its ninth iteration), which intruded the federal government into this traditionally state and local responsibility, said “nothing in this act” shall authorize any federal official to “mandate, direct, or control” a state’s, local educational agency’s or school’s curriculum. The General Education Provisions Act of 1970,

which supposedly controls federal education programs, stipulates that “no provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize” any federal agency or official “to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction” or selection of “instructional materials” by “any educational institution or school system.” The 1979 law establishing the Education Department forbids it from exercising “any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum” or “program of instruction” of any school or school system. The ESEA as amended goes further: No funds provided to the Education Department “may be used ... to endorse, approve, or sanction any curriculum designed to be used in” grades K through 12. However ... What authors Eitel, Talbert and Evers call the Education Department’s “incremental march down the road to a national curriculum” begins with the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSS). It is not an initiative of any state legislature, but of a governors’ association, state school officials and some private foundations. This push for a national curriculum advanced when the Race to the Top Fund (RTTT, part of the 2009 stimulus) said that peer reviewers of applications for money should favor those states that join a majority of states in developing and adopting common standards. The 11 states and the District of Columbia that won Race to the Top

funding had adopted or indicated an intention to adopt the CCSS, which will require changes in curricula. An Education Department synopsis of discussions with members of the public about priorities in competition for RTTT money says “the goal of common K-12 standards is to replace the existing patchwork of state standards.” Progressives celebrate diversity in everything but thought. The Obama administration is granting conditional waivers to states chafing under No Child Left Behind’s unrealistic accountability requirements. The waivers are contingent on each state adopting certain standards “that are common to a significant number of states,” or the state may adopt standards endorsed by its institutions of higher education — if those standards are consistent with the Education Department’s guidelines. We have been warned. Joseph Califano, secretary of health, education and welfare in the Carter administration, noted that “in its most extreme form, national control of curriculum is a form of national control of ideas.” Here again laws are cobwebs. As government becomes bigger, it becomes more lawless. As the regulatory state’s micromanagement of society metastasizes, inconvenient laws are construed — by those the laws are supposed to restrain — as porous and permissive, enabling the executive branch to render them nullities. — George Will is a columnist for Washington Post Writers Group.

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 11, 1912: YEARS “Misspelling but one AGO out of four hundred IN 1912 words given out by the County Superintendent Saturday afternoon, Miss Daisy Cox of Eudora was awarded the first prize in the County Spelling Bee held at the Lawrence High School Building.” “Is there anyone in Lawrence who remembers Ivanilla Miller? She is wanted by friends in Shannon, Kan., where she has been found to be the heir of an estate left her. Nothing definite regarding this estate is known here, but her friends are anxiously looking for her.” — Compiled by Sarah St. John

Read more Old Home Town at LJWorld.com/news/lawrence/ history/old_home_town.

American Muslims need pop culture A few words on what American Muslims need. We were discussing this, an olive-skinned Muslim man and I, at a banquet last year, when he said a wistful, poignant thing that has stayed with me ever since. “We thought we were white,” he said. Not “white” in the sense of race, whatever that unscientific word means. Rather, white in the sense of assimilation and admission, white in the sense of people from Ireland, Armenia, Cuba, Hungary, southern Italy and other places who, upon arriving here, were regarded as threatening, nonwhite outsiders and required to earn their whiteness, their acceptance, over several generations. When the man said American Muslims thought they were white, he meant they thought they had successfully navigated the trail blazed by all those other people from all those other places. Then came Sept. 11, 2001. All that progress — and 3,000 human lives — went up in smoke, and Islamophobia stormed America. What American Muslims need, I told him, were cultural ambassadors, Muslim actors, singers and joke tellers who could change American consciousness through American televisions, multi-

Leonard Pitts Jr.

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What American Muslims need, I told him, were cultural ambassadors, Muslim actors, singers and joke tellers who could change American consciousness through American televisions, multiplexes and iPods.” plexes and iPods. Which is why I was pleased last year when the TLC network premiered “All American Muslim,” a reality show about five Islamic families. And it’s why I was disappointed when it was canceled last week, an apparent victim of low ratings. Between the debut and the cancellation came the controversy, as the conservative Florida Family Association pushed advertisers to abandon a show it saw as too “Muslim tolerant,” and too silent about

sharia law. The group found it “troubling” that a Muslim cop was shown saying, “I really am American.” “All American Muslim,” said the FFA, was “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.” Translated from the original Extremist, that means “All American Muslim” committed the sin of treating Muslims as if they were, well ... normal people. Soon afterward, Lowe’s, the giant home improvement chain, pulled its advertising from the show in a display of corporate gutlessness that still makes my left eye twitch as I drive past my local Lowe’s on the way to Home Depot. Obviously, the FFA is one of those cartoonish bands of cranks and paranoids who see danger beneath every hijab. Still, it is right in thinking “All American Muslim” might have made it harder for Americans to sustain a blanket fear of all things Islamic. Popular culture has historically played a role in normalizing, individualizing, and humanizing that which seemed frightening and new. This is what Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll and Motown did for African-Americans. It is what Mary Tyler Moore and “Cag-

ney and Lacey” did for feminist women. It is what Ellen DeGeneres, “Will and Grace” and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” did for gays. And, it is why no less an authority than Bill Cosby himself has said he thinks the time is ripe for a Muslim Cosby Show. It is easy to hate “the blacks” as an abstract, but it becomes more difficult once you’ve been in “Cliff Huxtable’s” home and he’s made you laugh and you have recognized your family in his. No, that recognition is not a panacea for cultural animus. But it is a building block toward the recognition of common humanity, and that is no small thing. So if “All American Muslim” was a failure, it was a noble one. With luck, it will not be long before someone else picks up the baton it has dropped. As the Florida Family Association experience makes clear, success will not be easy. But the hateful paranoia that makes such a thing difficult also makes it necessary. “We thought we were white,” the man said. They know better now. — Leonard Pitts Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald. He chats with readers from noon to 1 p.m. CDT each Wednesday on www.MiamiHerald.com.


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McCook 56/35

Kearney 52/38

Oberlin 58/35

Clarinda 57/42

Lincoln 56/40

Grand Island 56/39

Beatrice 54/44

Concordia 56/43

Centerville 59/48

St. Joseph 56/45 Chillicothe 58/45

Sabetha 55/43

Kansas City Marshall Manhattan 56/46 56/48 Goodland Salina 56/37 Oakley Kansas City Topeka 58/35 54/41 56/35 58/42 Lawrence 58/44 Sedalia 59/41 Emporia Great Bend 59/48 58/42 56/36 Nevada Dodge City Chanute 58/48 60/39 Hutchinson 60/45 Garden City 58/37 60/36 Springfield Wichita Pratt Liberal Joplin 62/47 Coffeyville 59/40 58/40 62/34 60/49 60/45 Hays Russell 56/36 56/39

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67°/27° 53°/30° 82° in 1972 -5° in 1948

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

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-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s National Summary: High pressure will bring sunshine and mild temperatures to the East today, while strong storms rumble across the Arklatex. Valley rain and mountain snow will affect much of the Pacific Northwest. Today Mon. Today Mon. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Memphis 66 62 r 77 60 t Albuquerque 64 37 s 65 39 s Miami 83 71 sh 82 68 pc Anchorage 21 9 c 25 12 c 56 44 pc 65 43 r Atlanta 64 50 pc 66 55 pc Milwaukee Minneapolis 61 43 s 58 39 r Austin 74 48 c 84 60 s 68 54 c 71 60 t Baltimore 62 38 s 68 46 pc Nashville New Orleans 73 64 t 77 64 t Birmingham 65 55 c 72 59 c New York 59 45 s 67 51 pc Boise 56 38 c 61 45 c 58 41 c 69 45 pc Boston 54 40 s 62 45 pc Omaha Orlando 80 61 pc 80 60 s Buffalo 58 37 s 57 47 r 60 41 s 67 50 pc Cheyenne 60 37 pc 61 34 pc Philadelphia Phoenix 79 54 s 81 54 s Chicago 62 51 pc 68 44 c Pittsburgh 63 42 s 59 48 r Cincinnati 65 48 pc 65 55 r Portland, ME 47 31 s 55 37 pc Cleveland 60 44 s 57 49 r Portland, OR 49 38 r 53 38 r Dallas 68 53 r 82 60 s Reno 59 37 pc 57 40 c Denver 64 37 pc 71 37 s 64 40 s 73 51 s Des Moines 58 47 sh 67 46 pc Richmond Sacramento 61 44 c 61 50 c Detroit 60 44 s 61 49 r St. Louis 61 55 r 78 54 pc El Paso 67 45 s 72 45 s Salt Lake City 59 38 pc 61 40 pc Fairbanks 2 -24 c 5 -17 s San Diego 61 52 pc 60 52 r Honolulu 82 70 sh 80 68 c San Francisco 58 48 pc 59 51 c Houston 75 63 r 80 62 t Seattle 43 36 sh 48 33 r Indianapolis 62 50 pc 69 53 r 45 30 r 45 32 sn Kansas City 58 44 r 74 48 pc Spokane 76 46 s 78 47 s Las Vegas 74 52 pc 72 52 pc Tucson 64 48 r 77 51 s Little Rock 68 56 t 80 57 pc Tulsa Wash., DC 61 44 s 68 51 pc Los Angeles 64 52 pc 64 52 r National extremes yesterday for the 48 contiguous states High: Fort Myers, FL 86° Low: West Yellowstone, MT -8°

WEATHER HISTORY As of March 11, 1911, Tamarack, Calif., had the greatest snow depth ever observed in the United States -- 471 inches.

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Cold frame construction workshop for gardeners, 1-4 p.m., The Cosmic Beauty School, 1145 Penn. Lawrence Youth Symphony presents Recognition Concert, 2 p.m., Liberty Memorial Central Middle School Auditorium, 1400 Mass. The Spencer Consort, 2:30-4 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss. “Health Care in the 21st Century,” 3 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Lawrence Children’s Choir Spring Concert, with retirement tribute for director Janeal Krehbiel, 5 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La. O.U.R.S. (Oldsters United for Responsible Service) dance, 6-9 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. Poker tournament, 7 p.m., Johnny’s Tavern, 410 N. Second St. Smackdown! trivia, 8 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H. Acoustic Open Mic Night, free entry, sign-up at 9 p.m., The Casbah, 803 Mass.

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NATIONAL FORECAST Seattle 43/36

On what day did the blizzard of 1888 reach its peak fury?

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REGIONAL CITIES

Today Mon. Today Mon. Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Cities Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Atchison 56 44 r 74 42 pc Independence 60 47 r 77 48 s 56 41 c 78 38 s Belton 56 48 r 72 49 pc Fort Riley Olathe 56 45 r 72 48 pc Burlington 58 45 r 76 46 s Osage Beach 61 51 r 78 47 pc Coffeyville 60 45 r 77 48 s Osage City 57 43 r 75 44 s Concordia 56 43 c 72 44 s Ottawa 58 46 r 72 46 s Dodge City 60 39 c 76 39 s 59 40 c 76 43 s Holton 57 44 r 74 42 pc Wichita Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS

COTTONWOOD INC. CONSUMERS were presented with balloons on Valentine’s Day courtesy of Dillons customers and stores. Pictured, from left, are Mike Oatis, Milissa Hicklin, Beth Kelley, Lisa Barcus, Albert Gauna, Cole Browne (at back), Amy Roberts and Allan Tarpy. Kari Bentzinger, community relations assistant at Cottonwood Inc., submitted the photo.

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Women’s Entrepreneur Group, 9 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Town Hall Forum with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, 2 p.m., Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., school district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive. Eudora City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St. Faculty Recital Series: Margaret Marco, oboe, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Dollar Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa.

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Red Dog’s Dog Days winter workout, 6 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse, enter through the south doors and meet on the southeast corner of the second floor. Intro to Microsoft Word, 10 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Advocacy 101: What Can Nonprofits Do?, 11:45 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. Dole Institute Study Group: “Presidential Play-By-Play” with Dole Fellow Tom King, 4 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. 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 Ray’s open jam session, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St. Lawrence City Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.

BEST BETS Lawrence Community Garden Project planning meeting and workday, noon, garden is on Mississippi Street between Ninth and 10th streets. Youth Ballet Company’s “Peter Pan,” 2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee Queen Coronation, 6 p.m., the Flamingo, 501 N. Ninth 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. Choosing Investments Wisely and Practicing Good Habits, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. An Evening With Susan Stamberg, NPR correspondent, 7-8:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. Herbs study group, 7 p.m., Unitarian Fellowship, 1263 N. 1100 Road. Visiting Artist Series: Jim Gourlay, tuba, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Tuesday Concert presents Daryl Nickel, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Free swing dancing lessons and dance, 8-11 p.m., Kansas Room in the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Trivia Night at the Jayhawker, 8-10 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. Teller’s Family Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, 746 Mass. Tuesday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, 933 Iowa.

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University-Community Forum, “The Privacy Paradox,” 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. Dole Institute Study Group: “Put Your Money Where Your Vote Is” with Dole Fellows Elizabeth Conatser and Lisa Spies, 4 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. Country Jam hosted by Good Ole Boys, 6-8:30 p.m., Cutter’s Smokehouse, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora. Douglas County Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. Pi Day Festival hosted by Alferd Packer Memorial String Band, 7 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H.

SFJAZZ Collective, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. “Religion for Atheists,” 7:30 p.m., The Commons, Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd. Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St. Free salsa lessons, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Taste Lounge, 804 W. 24th St. Pride Night, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Iowa. Dollar Bowling, 9:30 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa.

15 THURSDAY

Red Dog’s Dog Days winter workout, 6 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse, enter through the south doors and meet on the southeast corner of the second floor. School’s Out, Theatre’s In: Flash Rally, for grades 6 and up, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 1501 N.H. Intro to Microsoft Word, 10 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. “Thinking Outside the Box” presentation by Imani Winds, 10 a.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. “Living Architecture: A Conversation with Alain de Botton,” 1011:30 a.m., Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. The Leavenworth Series: A Military History of the Cold War, 3 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive. Theology on Tap, discussion of a selected religion topic, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Henry’s, 11 E. Eighth St. Sons of the Union Veterans, 6:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Junkyard Jazz Band, 7 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St. Galactic, Corey Glover, Corey Henry, Orgone, 7 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Mass. Poker Night, 8 p.m., Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa. Team trivia, 9 p.m., Johnny’s West, 721 Wakarusa Drive.

More information on these listings can be found at LJWorld. com and Lawrence.com. To submit items for JournalWorld, LJWorld.com and Lawrence.com calendars, send email to datebook@ljworld. com, or post events directly at LJWorld.com/events/submit/.


COLLEGE HOOPS: Florida State dumps Duke. 6B A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Brittney Griner was held to a season-low 11 points, but Baylor still easily won the Big 12 women’s tournament. Page 5B

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Tourney top seeds appear fairly set By Shannon Ryan Chicago Tribune

Like the names inside an Oscar envelope or the unveiling of a wedding dress, the NCAA Tournament field is one of the few anticipated revelations that remain secret until a pivotal moment. And therein lies the reason players annually are seen on telecasts holding their breath, praying and then jumping up to dance in front of televisions when their teams are announced. While surprises will abound as is the custom on Selection Sunday, there are some assumptions that can be made. Like some of the No. 1 seeds. Kentucky (32-1) hung on to beat Florida in the SEC semifinals and is bound to be the overall top seed. Syracuse (312) can shrug off its Big East loss to Cincinnati before it begins its quest to reach the NCAA final as a No. 1 team. North Carolina’s victory in the final seconds against North Carolina State in the ACC semifinals probably makes the Tar Heels (29-4) a safe No. 1 as well. A few teams could make a case for the fourth top seed. Kansas (27-6) still is considered a candidate despite losing to Baylor in the Big 12 semifinals thanks to a No. 6 RPI and No. 6 strength of schedule. Either Michigan State or Ohio State, whichever wins today’s Big Ten tournament final, would be legitimate top picks. The Spartans’ resume is especially impressive with a No. 5 RPI, 10 victories against top-50 opponents and the nation’s toprated strength of schedule. Missouri (30-4) used a solid triumph over Baylor to win the Big 12 championship, which could be enough — some would say should be enough — to lock down a top spot. Duke (27-6) had 16 turnovers in its loss to Florida State in the ACC semifinal. Please see TOP SEEDS, page 4B

All for 1 … or 2 KANSAS BASKETBALL

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JAYHAWKS — INCLUDING THOMAS ROBINSON (0), ELIJAH JOHNSON (15) AND JEFF WITHEY — HUDDLE late in their Big 12 tournament semifinal loss to Baylor on Friday in Kansas City, Mo. Despite the setback, the Jayhawks likely are in line for a No. 1 or 2 seed for the NCAA Tournament.

Jayhawks say seed doesn’t matter By Gary Bedore gbedore@ljworld.com

Kansas University’s basketball players rested Saturday, catching their collective breath in advance of today’s practice and 5 p.m. NCAA Tournament Selection Show on CBS. “No idea on 1 or 2,” KU coach Bill Self said in a text message Saturday night, responding to the question of the day — whether his Jay-

hawks (27-6) would Big 12 tourTUBE TIME Missouri’s be awarded a No. ney title victory over 1 seed for the third What: NCAA Baylor. straight year and fifth Selection Lunardi had Michiin the last sixth years Show gan State, Ohio State, or a No. 2 seed in the Missouri and Duke as When: 5 p.m. “next in line” follow2012 Big Dance. ESPN bracketolo- today ing his top four. Howgist Joe Lunardi on TV: CBS ever, ESPN analyst Saturday night gave (channels 5, Digger Phelps indicatKU the last of the 13, 205, 213) ed he’d give Michigan four No. 1 seeds, beState the nod for the hind Kentucky, Syracuse and final No. 1. The Spartans will North Carolina. His projec- meet Ohio State in the Big Ten tions were made following tourney’s title game today.

Others listing KU as a 2 seed: Seth Davis of CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated and Gary Parrish of CBS Sports. Self was asked following Saturday’s 81-72 Big 12 semifinal loss to Baylor if there’s a big difference between being a 1 and 2. “I don’t know. We’ve never been a 2,” Self said. “I still believe regardless, everybody from a psychological standpoint Please see KANSAS, page 4B

Tigers win Big 12 crown before hitting road

Reed Hoffmann/AP Photo

THE MISSOURI TIGERS CELEBRATE THEIR 90-75 VICTORY OVER BAYLOR in the championship game of the Big 12 tournament on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.

KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — It seemed as if everybody was rooting against Missouri, the school that nearly brought the Big 12 to ruin, and you can be sure coach Frank Haith and the rest of the Tigers heard them. They made sure to leave a lasting impression on their way to the SEC. Kim English capped a phenomenal conference tournament with 19 points, Phil Pressey added 15 points and eight assists, and the fifthranked Tigers beat No. 12 Baylor, 90-75, on Saturday night to win their second championship in the past four years. “Obviously, it’s special.

To win championships is just special,” Haith said. “We didn’t win the regular-season championship, but we won a conference tournament championship.” English wound up 29-of-40 from the field in a virtuoso performance in Kansas City and was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Michael Dixon added 17 points for the Tigers (30-4), while Ricardo Ratliffe and Marcus Denmon finished with 15 each. “Kim’s play was unbelievable all weekend,” Denmon said. “He really carried us.” Missouri’s decision to leave for the Southeastern Conference after this sea-

son drew outrage from fans of opposing teams, and all the fans from nine other schools that flocked to the Sprint Center seemed to be rooting hard against the school from just down Interstate 70. Thousands of fans clad in black and gold in turn booed interim Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas when he gave away the trophy, and chants of “SEC! SEC!” arose in the closing minutes. “There were roughly 18,000 people here — it was packed. I would suggest 17,000 of those people were in black and gold,” Missouri Please see TIGERS, page 4B

KU women win 2 titles, place 2nd in Indoor J-W Staff and Wire Reports

NAMPA, IDAHO — Kansas University’s women’s track and field team had two individual national champions and placed a program-best second in the team race at the NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday. Diamond Dixon won the 400 and Andrea Geubelle won the triple jump on a

stellar Saturday for the Jayhawks, who, coming into the meet, had just three individual national champions in the program’s previous 40 years. It was Kansas’ 15th trip to the NCAA Indoor and sixth under coach Stanley Redwine. “We’re really excited,” Redwine said. “We had such a great day with two national

champions and the relay getting third. It was a great total team effort and I’m so proud of this group.” Dixon, a sophomore from Houston, won her first NCAA individual title in the 400 in 51.78 seconds, a facility record. She easily beat runnerup Regina George of Arkansas, who finished in 52.54. Geubelle, a junior from University Place, Wash., won

the triple jump with a best jump of 44 feet, 101⁄4 inches (13.67 meters), a school record. Runner-up Michelle Jenije, of Florida State, leapt 44-51⁄4 (13.54 meters). KU’s last individual Indoor titlist was Amy Linnen in the pole vault in 2005. Oregon won the team title — its third straight crown — with 49 points. KU was second with 30.

It was the Jayhawks’ best team finish since placing third in 1979. Also for KU, the 1,600-me- Dixon ter relay team of Denesha Morris, Paris Daniels, Taylor Washington and Dixon placed third in 3:33.13 — behind LSU (3:31.89) and Texas (3:32.36) — to score six points and give KU three more first-team All-Americans. Geubelle


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Manning watch fuels speculation TEMPE, ARIZ. (AP) — The Peyton Manning stakeout moved to Arizona on Saturday, even though there was no sign of the superstar in the desert. Manning spent nearly six hours at the Denver Broncos’ facility on Friday, and speculation was high that the Cardinals would be his next stop. Manning The Cardinals’ facility was a bee hive of activity as the setting for Kurt Warner’s annual “Ultimate Football Experience,� a fundraiser for his First Things First foundation that features current and past football stars. Among them was Cardinals

wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who said he knew nothing of any contact the team may have made with Manning. “I haven’t heard anything,� he said. The presence of Fitzgerald, one of the best receivers in the game, is considered a major reason Manning would consider the Cardinals, who finished last season 7-2 after a 1-6 start to wind up 8-8. The team has already invested millions in quarterback Kevin Kolb and is scheduled to pay him $7 million if he is on the roster Thursday. The Cardinals, though, had more success with second-year quarterback John Skelton starting than with Kolb, who missed much of the season due to turf toe and a concussion. After an emotional farewell

in Indianapolis, Manning has swiftly moved to find a new home, reportedly with a Tuesday deadline. After a series of neck surgeries, he has reported good progress in regenerating the nerves and regaining his masterful passing ability. He received a high-profile welcome in Denver. According to The Denver Post, the Broncos sent a plane to pick up Manning in South Florida, where he has a condo. He had traveled there after an emotional news conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday, when he said goodbye to the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 1998 and he led to the 2007 Super Bowl championship. The plane then stopped in Stillwater, Okla., where Broncos vice president of football opera-

tions and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, coach John Fox and general manager Brian Xanders were watching Oklahoma State’s pro day. The Broncos management met up with Manning, and everyone flew back to Denver. ESPNews carried live coverage of the flight arriving at an airport in Denver, then also followed Manning’s car ride to Broncos headquarters. And while Manning met with Elway & Co. inside the building, a blue helicopter hovered overhead. Just where he was on Saturday was a mystery, with the Cardinals staying silent about anything to do with Manning. The Kansas City Chiefs also have expressed interest, but there was no known scheduled visit there.

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Linsanity, Tebowmania nearing end Tim Dahlberg The Associated Press

The thump-thump of helicopter blades announced Peyton Manning’s arrival in Denver, prompting some curious fans to head over to team headquarters to see if they could catch a glimpse of the quarterback cast off by the Colts just a few days before. The television helicopters may well have announced the end of Tebowmania, too, with John Elway making clear what he has hinted at before — that Tim Tebow is not the player he sees leading the Broncos to future glory. Elway is so taken with the idea of luring Manning to Denver that he dispatched a jet to bring him to town, then spent nearly six hours showing him around the place. No disrespect to Tebow; this is just the way business is done in the NFL. Even the fans who chanted Tebow’s name all season long don’t seem terribly conflicted about it all, with two of every three in a Denver Post poll saying they would like to see Manning under center for the Broncos next season. As crazes go, Tebowmania didn’t last long. A playoff win over Pittsburgh helped keep it alive, but the reality is Tebow looked just this side of awful toward the end of the season as Denver stumbled to losses in four of its last five games. Hard to blame Elway for looking elsewhere. The prototype of an NFL quarterback in his prime, he doesn’t see much of himself in the ungainly way Tebow plays the position, even if Tebow’s will to win is so great it’s probably the only reason the Broncos even made the playoffs. Manning came along at a perfect time for Elway, who was boxed in by Tebow’s early success and the way Denver fans took to their underdog quarterback. Questions about Manning’s health aside, it’s hard for anyone but the most ardent Tebow believers to argue against pursuing one of the great quarterbacks of our time. Elway made it clear that Tebow Time is running out in Denver. As compelling as it was, it was never destined to last long, because crazes never do. The same can be said about Linsanity. That’s still the semiofficial title, though the only thing Linsane about the New York Knicks lately is their inability to figure out a way to win when Jeremy Lin is not surrounded by a bunch of cast-offs. A month after Lin exploded in the public consciousness, the Knicks are a team in turmoil. They’ve lost four straight, Carmelo Anthony can’t figure out where he fits in, and coach Mike D’Antoni was heard muttering this week about his team’s inability to score. As crazes usually are, they were a lot of fun while they lasted.

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keep chasing a playoff berth without one of the players who was most responsible for the franchise’s resurgence. It also means that Rubio will miss the upcoming Olympics, where he was expected to be a vital part of Spain’s bid for the gold medal. Rubio went down in the closing seconds of a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, when his knee buckled as he tried to help out on defense against Kobe Bryant. He immediately clutched his knee and had to be carried off the court by teammates Martell Webster and Derrick Williams.

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LAS VEGAS — Defending Nationwide champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led the final 54 laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday for his first victory of the season. Stenhouse had a strong car all day and dominated the end of the 200-mile race, pulling away from Mark Martin on a pair restarts on the 1.5mile tri-oval in the desert. Martin, who had won four of his previous six GOLF Nationwide starts at Las Vegas, finished second in his first Nationwide race for Joe Gibbs Racing. McNeill leads in Puerto Rico Polesitter Elliott Sadler rallied to finish third afRIO GRANDE, PUERTO RICO — George Mcter a lengthy mid-race pit stop to fix a vibration. Neill shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to take a Danica Patrick was 12th in the first race at one-stroke lead over Henrik Stenson and Kevin LVMS since IndyCar star Dan Wheldon was Stadler into the final round of the Puerto Rico killed in a fiery crash last fall. Open. McNeill, at 13-under 203, is trying to win for the first time since the Frys.com Open in SOCCER 2007 when he was a PGA Tour rookie.

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Watson up by three at Cadillac Championship DORAL, FLA. — Bubba Watson hit one shot over the green and off the tower. Another shot hit a fan in the gallery. As wild as it looked at times, he never lost control of his game, and he never lost the lead Saturday in the Cadillac Championship. Watson raced off to an eagle-birdie start, then survived a few errant shots coming home on the Blue Monster for a 5-under 67, giving him a three-shot lead and putting him on the verge of his first World Golf Championship. “All in all, it was a great day,� he said. His optimism was tempered not so much by the few guys chasing him, but by the golf course. “The challenge is the Blue Monster,� Watson said. It was more of a pushover in moderate wind, with Rory McIlroy thinking about a 59 with six holes to play, Tiger Woods making an early charge up the leaderboard and a dozen players signing for a 67 or better. Watson was at 17-under 199. He will play in the final group today with PGA champion Keegan Bradley, who had a bogeyfree 66 and was at 14-under 202. Justin Rose was tied for the lead through 11 holes until Watson found his groove and Rose made too many mistakes. Rose three-putted from long range on the 18th for a 69, leaving him tied with Bradley but no longer in the final group. McIlroy played the last six holes in 2 over and still shot 65, while Woods failed to do much after his birdie-birdie-birdie start. He twice made bogey on the par 5s and shot 68. They were eight shots behind. Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland shot a second straight 70 and was at 5-under 211, 12 strokes back.

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Jayhawks extend KU record with 18th, 19th straight wins J-W Staff Reports

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Kansas University’s softball team set a school record for consecutive victories on Saturday at the Osprey Classic, winning its 18th and 19th straight games. The Jayhawks (19-2) started off the day with a 1-0 victory over North Florida that broke the record previously held by the 1992 KU team, which won 17 games in a row. Freshman pitcher Alicia Pille threw her sixth

complete-game shutout of the season. Pille, who owns a 9-2 record, has not allowed an earned run in 28 innings. Kansas’ lone run came in the first inning, when Maggie Hull took off for home plate after North Florida committed an error on Liz Kocon’s hit. “It wasn’t our best game and wasn’t a dynamic game for us in terms of offensive performance but we got the run we needed,” KU coach Megan Smith said, “and Alicia really gutted it out and

showed toughness today in the circle.” In the second game of the day, Kansas again benefited from strong pitching, this time from Morgan Druhan, and the Jayhawks beat Delaware State, 6-1. Druhan, who holds a 6-0 record, threw 11 strikeouts, gave up just two hits and did not allow an earned run. Hull led the KU offense against Delaware State, going 3-for-4 at the plate. Mariah Montgomery and Maddie Stein drove in two runs apiece.

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W — Morgan Druhan (6-0). L — Bria Green (0-1). 2B — Maggie Hull, Kansas; Liz Kocon, Kansas; Maddie Stein, Kansas. Kansas highlights — Maggie Hull, 3-for-4, 1 R; Mariah Montgomery, 2 RBI; Maddie Stein, 1-for-3, 2 RBI; Morgan Druhan, 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 11 K.

Home runs push KU baseball to 9-4 win J-W Staff Reports

MINNEAPOLIS — Connor McKay belted out a grand slam, Chris Manship hit another home run, and Kansas University’s baseball team took down Minnesota, 9-4, on Saturday at

the Golden Gopher Baseball Classic. Both of KU’s home runs came during an eightrun second inning as the Jayhawks responded to a four-run first inning by the Golden Gophers. KU starting pitcher Frank

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BRIEFLY KU women’s golf in fourth place RIO VERDE, ARIZ. — The Kansas University women’s golf team is tied for fourth place out of 16 teams after the second day of the Rio Verde Invitational on Saturday. The Jayhawks’ team total of 297 is six strokes behind tournament leader Akron and tied with Texas A&MCorpus Christi. Audrey Yowell led all KU golfers with a careerbest 71, which placed her in

a tie for 10th place among individuals. Katy Nugent posted a 76 for the second day in a row and is tied for 13th out of the 85 golfers at the tournament. Kansas will compete in the third and final round at Quail Run golf course, starting at 8 a.m. today.

Kansas soccer beats Nebraska

KU’s Caroline Kastor scored the first goal shortly after the start of the second half. After the Cornhuskers evened the score, Jamie Fletcher put in the gamewinner. Kansas (2-0) will take time off before hosting South Dakota State on March 31.

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The Kansas University socIOWA CITY, IOWA — cer team defeated Nebraska, Kansas University divers 2-1, on Saturday at the JayChristy Cash placed hawk Soccer Complex.

HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS CHAMPIONSHIPS ROUNDUP

Perry Ellis leads Wichita Heights to fourth consecutive state title The Associated Press

Boys Class 6A Wichita Heights 67, Blue Valley NW 60 WICHITA — McDonald’s All-American Perry Ellis had 29 points and a teamhigh seven rebounds to lead Wichita Heights past Blue Valley Northwest on Saturday for the Class 6A boys basketball championship. The title was Wichita’s Heights’ fourth straight. Clayton Custer had 32 points for Blue Valley Northwest, but he was the only player to hit double digits. His 16 points off free throws were nine more than the team’s next leading scorer. The 6-foot-8 Ellis set the Wichita City League scoring record this season, breaking the record set by Kapaun Mt. Carmel’s Greg Dreiling in 1981. Ellis has committed to Kansas after entertaining offers from Duke, Kentucky and Kansas State, among others. Class 5A Kapaun Mt. Carmel 68, K.C. Harmon 57 TOPEKA — Nick Cook had 21 points and Toby Baxter added 15 to lead Kapaun Mt. Carmel over Kansas City Harmon. Kapaun’s win gave the school a sweep of the class. Earlier, the girls won their 5A title by defeating Blue Valley 51-44. Class 4A Basehor-Linwood 56, Ottawa 52 SALINA — Chase Younger had 18 points and Ryan Murphy added 12 to lead Basehor-Linwood over Ottawa. Basehor-Linwood overcame a 32-point performance by Ottawa’s Semi

Courtney Gahagan added 13 to lead Kapaun Mt. Carmel in the 5A championship game. It’s Kapaun Mt. CarClass 3A mel’s first Class 5A title Scott City 61, since 1979. Nemaha Valley 47 Bailey Geiman had 16 HUTCHINSON — Scott points to lead Blue ValCity jumped out to an 18-3 ley, which mustered just 11 lead Saturday and never points in the first half. looked back as the Beavers beat Nemaha Valley Class 4A to claim the Class 3A state McPherson 43, Holton 27 SALINA — McPherson championship. scored half of its points in Class 2A the fourth quarter to pull Sterling 71, Meade 49 away from Holton. MANHATTAN — Austin Hailey Ruder and KateMaxwell scored 20 points lyn Loecker scored eight and pulled down 17 re- points apiece and three bounds to lead Sterling others had six each for over Meade for the 2A McPherson (25-1) in a boys title. game that was tied 17-17 After a tight first half after three quarters. The that ended with the Black Bullpups put the game Bears up 30-29, Sterling away with a 17-point dominated the second fourth-quarter outburst. half to put the game away. Meade hit only 21.9 per- Class 3A cent of its shots after the Silver Lake 51, break as Sterling out- Burlington 47 HUTCHINSON — Silver scored the Buffaloes 41-20 Lake rallied for 18 points during that stretch. in the fourth quarter to Class 1A-I overcome a nine-point Ashland 67, Udall 55 deficit, then pulled away EMPORIA — Jay Luer- in overtime to beat Burman scored 25 points and lington for the Class 3A grabbed 10 rebounds, and girls title. Austin Stebens added 14 points to lead undefeated Class 2A Ashland to the 1A-Divi- Jefferson North 51, sion 1 boys title. Ashland Olpe 40 MANHATTAN — Jacee finished the season 26-0. Kramer led all scorers with 20 points to lead JefGirls ferson County North over Olpe for the 2A title. Class 6A Wichita Heights 64, Class 1A-I Olathe Northwest 46 WICHITA — Wichita Hoxie 55, St. John 45 Heights defeated Olathe EMPORIA — Hoxie deNorthwest for the 6A girls feated St. John to claim championship. the 1A-Division 1 title. It was Hoxie’s first girls basketball title since 1993, Class 5A Kapaun Mt. Carmel 51, when it took the 3A chamBlue Valley 44 pionship. TOPEKA — Sam BachHoxie finished the searodt had 16 points and son 24-1.

Ojeleye, who also had 12 rebounds. Dallas Natt added 10 points and four rebounds for Ottawa.

18th and Alyssa Golden finished 28th after the final day of competition at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships on Saturday. Cash, who scored a 214.55, missed out on qualifying for the finals by 15 points. “They came to compete and had good, positive attitudes,” KU coach Eric Elliott said of his two divers. “There were a few misses here and there, but they were really trying hard, so I think there is plenty from this experience they can take away.”

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athletic director Mike Alden said. “So to suggest that Kansas City, Mo., is a Mizzou town, I can assure you, it absolutely was proof positive today.” Perry Jones III led Baylor (27-7) with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Brady Heslip scored 14 and Deuce Bello came off the bench to add 13 for the Bears, who were again turned away one win short of their first conference tournament title since 1950. The Bears also lost to Missouri in the 2009 Big 12 title game. “The biggest thing we haven’t talked about is their experience, five seniors,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said. “They’ve been through situations like this.” The two teams waged two memorable games during the regular season, Missouri coming out on top both times. The first was an 89-88 victory in Waco in January, when the Tigers made 10 free throws in the closing minute to hold off a furious rally. The second was a 15-point victory in Columbia, a game that was nip-and-tuck until the Tigers went on a second-half charge. This one wound up being a bit more like the second meeting. The teams traded blows throughout the first half — Denmon or English would knock down a three-pointer, Jones or Quincy Miller would find a way to work inside for a matching bucket. The lead never reached double figures even though Missouri threatened it a couple times. It wasn’t until the final minutes before the half, when Denmon knocked down a jumper and Pressey made two foul shots, that Missouri had some breathing room. That was part of a 16-5 thrust that spanned the

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wants in their mind to be on the highest seed line they possibly can be. At Tulsa we were a 7 (in 2000). I was like, ‘How can we be a 7? We’re better than that.’ It worked out pretty well for us (in reaching Elite Eight). Sometimes when we’ve been a 1, match-ups don’t work that well, either. I think it’s more about match-ups than seed line.” The Jayhawks have been a No. 1 seed four times, a No. 3 two times and a No. 4 two times during his first eight years at KU. As a No. 1 seed, KU lost in the Elite Eight last year, lost in the second round in 2010, won it all in 2008 and lost in the Elite Eight in 2007. “We don’t know what the committee is going to do. We can’t dictate that,” said KU senior point guard Tyshawn Taylor. “I don’t think we’re going to be on pins and needles. Even as a No. 1 seed like we hope for, if we don’t get that, it’s not the end of the world because we’ve still got something to play for. “Honestly, I’ve been a No. 1 seed two years in a row, and I don’t have a national championship. It doesn’t mean that much.” Taylor said he wouldn’t be stunned if the Jayhawks were awarded a No. 1 seed despite the fact Missouri, which is 30-4, won the Big 12 tourney title.

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MISSOURI GUARD KIM ENGLISH — the tournament Most Outstanding Player — pops his jersey. break and gave the Tigers a 57-42 lead, their biggest of the game, and forced Baylor coach Scott Drew to use all but one of his timeouts. Quincy Acy, playing in his school-record 135th game, finally got on the board with a pair of free throws as Baylor began cutting into the lead. Two more foul shots by A.J. Walton nipped it back to single digits, and later in the half, an alley-oop jam by Jones off a half-court feed from Pierre Jackson got Baylor within 64-56. “We just had to get stops,”

Acy said. “That’s pretty much the whole game. We had to get stops and we had to convert easies. That’s it.” Instead, Missouri seemed to keep finding answers. Dixon hit a jumper after Perry’s rim-rattling dunk, and English knocked down a three-pointer moments later to restore a double-digit cushion, the swagger-filled junior guard sticking out his tongue and giving a “sowhat?” shoulder shrug as he headed back to play defense.

“I don’t know how they pick it,” Taylor said. “I think the overall conference season is what determines who is best in the conference. We are the Big 12 champion, not the Big 12 tournament champion, but we are the Big 12 champion. I think they (committee members) will see that. It’s really not that big a deal to me. It looks good being a 1, it’s nice, but in the NCAA Tournament, it doesn’t matter.” Senior Conner Teahan said he believes KU deserves to be a 1 seed, “just because we played some great teams and won some big games and showed we’re a tough team. At the same time, 1 or 2 seed ... I heard Tyshawn say earlier we’ve been a 1 seed the last two years, and it didn’t get us too far. We’ve just got to face whoever they put in front of us, respect them and be aggressive.” Teahan said the team would not be upset with a 2 seed. “If you told us at the beginning of the year that at the end we’d be a 2 seed, I think everybody would have sold out for that,” Teahan said. “A 1 seed would obviously be nice, but you know what? Two seed? I don’t think it makes too much a difference for us, but I could be wrong.” As far as location of games, it’s a virtual certainty KU will play a first-round game Friday in Omaha, Neb. A victory

would mean a Sunday game also in Omaha. As far as the site of possible Sweet 16 or Elite Eight contests? Most figure KU will be sent to either Phoenix or St. Louis. The other two sites are Boston and Atlanta. Phoenix is a Thursday/Saturday regional, St. Louis a Friday/Sunday.

Of course, that’s what everyone with a Twitter account was moaning about last season, then Virginia Commonwealth’s run turned it into a memorable tournament filled with charming storylines. Still, the initial list doesn’t impress. While you’re getting out pens to fill out brackets, start boning up on teams like North Carolina State, South Flor-

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Another title for Heights: KU signee Perry Ellis scored 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Wichita Heights’ 6760 Class 6A state title victory over Blue Valley Northwest on Saturday in Wichita. Sophomore guard Clayton Custer had 32 points for NW. Ellis won four state championships during his high school career. !

Dooley on Rhode Island list?: KU assistant coach Joe Dooley has been listed as a possible candidate for the head coaching position at Rhode Island, according to CBSsports.com. Other possible candidates: Dan Hurley (Wagner), Steve Pikiell (Stony Brook), Jim Ferry (Long Island), Andy Toole (Robert Morris), Jim Christian (TCU), Al Skinner (formerly of Boston College. Christian played at URI. !

All-tourney team: The Big 12 tournament all-tourney team: Kim English (Most Outstanding Player), Phil Pressey (Missouri), Perry Jones III (Baylor), Brady Heslip (Baylor) and J’Covan Brown (Texas).

ida and Colorado State that might be invited. To become bracket-ready, studying Iona and Drexel just in case isn’t a horrible idea. Right now, everyone has an opinion and a case to make. The selection committee’s much anticipated revelation tonight will end the speculation — and trigger new debates.

BAYLOR (27-7) Jones III 6-12 4-5 16, Acy 1-4 5-6 7, Miller 3-8 0-0 6, Heslip 5-11 0-0 14, Jackson 3-10 3-4 10, Franklin 0-1 0-0 0, Bello 4-6 5-8 13, Walton 3-11 2-2 8, Jones 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 25-63 20-27 75. MISSOURI (30-4) Ratliffe 7-11 1-1 15, P. Pressey 4-8 6-8 15, M. Pressey 2-3 0-0 5, Denmon 4-10 6-6 15, English 6-10 2-2 19, Dixon 3-8 10-11 17, Moore 2-2 0-3 4. Totals 28-52 25-31 90. Halftime-Missouri 43-37. 3-Point Goals-Baylor 5-19 (Heslip 4-8, Jackson 1-6, Bello 0-1, Miller 0-1, Jones III 0-1, Walton 0-2), Missouri 9-21 (English 5-8, M. Pressey 1-1, P. Pressey 1-3, Denmon 1-4, Dixon 1-5). Fouled Out-Bello, Jackson, Ratliffe. Rebounds-Baylor 40 (Jones III 11), Missouri 28 (English 6). Assists-Baylor 13 (Jackson 6), Missouri 14 (P. Pressey 8). Total Fouls-Baylor 25, Missouri 17. A-19,006.

Baylor went on one more spirited run, closing within 77-72 after a 10-2 spurt, but the salty Tigers took care of things from the foul line. “The Big 12 has been a phenomenal league and it will continue to be a phenomenal league,” Alden said. “You want to have opportunities, but we never would have had a chance like this if it wasn’t for the Big 12. So for us, going forward, it’s something that we are just appreciative of the opportunity to be associated with a great league.”

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Sims carries Baylor to Big 12 tourney title KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — The ticker-tape fell from the ceiling of old Municipal Auditorium, and Brittney Griner and the rest of her Baylor teammates hoisted another trophy as Big 12 tournament champions. Then they filed out of the arena and right back to the locker room. This wasn’t a party, after all. This was business. The top-ranked Lady Bears used a season-high 26 points from Odyssey Sims to offset a quiet game by Griner, her AllAmerican teammate, and Baylor cruised to a 73-50 victory over No. 23 Texas A&M to wrap up its second straight championship and fourth overall. Now, it’s on to bigger things.

BOX SCORE TEXAS A&M (22-10) Carter 3-12 6-8 12, Standish 1-6 0-0 2, Elonu 0-5 0-0 0, Collins 0-3 0-0 0, Gilbert 3-4 2-3 8, Bone 4-12 2-2 10, Bellock 0-3 0-0 0, Windham 1-3 1-2 3, Grant 1-2 0-0 2, Scott 0-3 3-4 3, Pratcher 3-6 0-2 8, Assarian 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 17-61 14-21 50. BAYLOR (34-0) Sims 9-15 7-8 26, Hayden 2-5 1-2 5, Madden 4-5 2-2 10, Williams 6-8 0-0 12, Griner 3-8 5-6 11, Robertson 0-2 0-0 0, Condrey 0-2 3-4 3, Agbuke 1-2 0-0 2, Field 0-1 0-0 0, Palmer 0-0 0-0 0, Pope 1-5 2-2 4. Totals 26-53 20-24 73. Halftime-Baylor 35-20. 3-Point GoalsTexas A&M 2-9 (Pratcher 2-2, Collins 0-1, Windham 0-1, Standish 0-2, Carter 0-3), Baylor 1-4 (Sims 1-2, Robertson 0-2). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsTexas A&M 33 (Bone, Elonu 6), Baylor 44 (Williams 11). Assists-Texas A&M 10 (Bone, Carter, Pratcher 3), Baylor 12 (Sims 3). Total Fouls-Texas A&M 21, Baylor 17. Technical-Williams. A-4,235.

“We’ve been winning all season. We’ve been successful. This is great,” Sims said, “but now we’re focused on six games. That’s what we’re striving for.” That’s how many games

TEXAS A&M COACH GARY BLAIR ARGUES A CALL in the first half against Baylor.

Aggies want another shot at Lady Bears KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Gary Blair would love nothing more than one more shot at Baylor. The Aggies lost to their Big 12 rival three times last season — twice in the regular season, once in the Big 12 tournament — before getting a fourth chance in the NCAA tournament. They made it count with a victory that spurred them on to a national championship. Well, Texas A&M lost twice to Baylor in the regular season again. And on Saturday, the Lady Bears rolled to a 73-50 victory for another Big 12 tournament title. “Hopefully it’ll be like last year,” Blair said, “and we get to play them a fourth time.” Odyssey Sims poured in a season-high 26 points for Baylor, making up for an off afternoon by Brittney Griner, who was held to a season-low 11 points and three rebounds. Not that it made a whole lot of difference. After falling into a deep hole early in the game, Texas A&M seemed to squander open scoring opportunities whenever it threatened to get back into the game. Sydney Carter paced the Aggies (22-10) with 12 points, but was 3 of 12 from the field and botched a couple of lay-ups. Kelsey Bone had 10 points on 4-for-12 shooting, while Alexia Standish — who averaged 19 points in two

wins in Kansas City — was held to two on 1-for-6 shooting. “Most people know the focus is on Brittney, but I said it yesterday, it’s going to be about the supporting cast,” Bone said. “That was the story.” Texas A&M played its third straight game without top scorer Tyra White, who has been hampered by her left foot. White suited up for the game but never checked in. The Lady Bears (34-0) wrapped up their second straight title and fourth overall by beating the Aggies for the third time this year. Baylor also beat Texas A&M to win the tournament title in 2009 and again last season, when the Aggies returned the favor in the NCAA Tournament. Baylor will head to the dance trying to make history. With six more wins, coach Kim Mulkey’s crew will become the first team in men’s or women’s major college basketball to finish 40-0. Baylor also would become the 15th unbeaten national champ — Mulkey was part of one of those teams, Louisiana Tech, in 1981. The defending national champion, Texas A&M became the first school in league history to make five straight Big 12 tournament title game appearances. The Aggies won the title in 2008 and 2010, but lost to the Lady Bears in the other three games.

it will take to win the program’s second national title, and the number it will take to become the first men’s or women’s team in major college basketball to go 40-0. “These next six games, you know — we enjoy the celebration. We love the hats and everything,” Griner said, “but we have six more games.” Griner finished with a season-low 11 points and three rebounds, while Destiny Williams had 12 points and 11 boards. Jordan Madden contributed 10 points. Still, Baylor (34-0) beat the Aggies for the third time this year, and also beat them to win the conference tournament in 2009 and last season. Of course, Texas A&M managed to flip the script and

beat the Lady Bears in the NCAA Tournament en route to the title. “We played the best team in the country, and if they get an opportunity to win a national championship, we’ll congratulate them and pat them on the back,” he said. Sydney Carter had 12 points to lead Texas A&M (22-10), which played its third straight game without top scorer Tyra White. She has been hampered by her left foot and Blair elected to rest her for the NCAA Tournament rather than risk any more damage against Baylor. “We tried it this morning after breakfast,” Blair said. “She went back to the trainer and there was too much pain, and then the game got out of hand.”

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BAYLOR FORWARD ODYSSEY SIMS, LEFT, BATTLES FOR THE BALL with Texas A&M guard Adrienne Pratcher (32) and forward Cierra Windham during the first half. Baylor won, 73-50, in the Big 12 tournament championship game on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.


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No. 17 Florida State 62, No. 6 Duke 59 ATLANTA — Florida State made a statement by building a double-digit second-half lead on Duke. Then the Seminoles made another one when they lost it. Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton said his team learned something when the Blue Devils mounted their inevitable charge to erase the deficit. “I thought we grew up a little bit in that stretch when the game was in doubt,” Hamilton said. Florida State advanced to only the second ACC tournament championship game in the program’s history by beating Duke on Saturday. Michael Snaer scored 16 points, including a three-pointer with 3:27 remaining that gave the Seminoles the lead for good. The Seminoles will face No. 4 North Carolina, the tournament’s top seed, today as they try to win their first championship. Hamilton said he was impressed his team didn’t lose its composure when the Blue Devils, the longtime power of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, made their run. Florida State (23-9) recovered after blowing the 10-point lead and then had to survive some lastminute scares — including missed three-point attempts by Duke’s Austin Rivers and Seth Curry in the final six seconds. Hamilton said the Seminoles “were not overly concerned” after losing a 43-33 lead. A three-point play by Rivers gave Duke its last lead at 57-55. Snaer answered with his only three-pointer of the game just 12 seconds later.

FLORIDA ST. (23-9) Gibson 2-11 0-0 4, James 5-8 3-4 13, Loucks 3-6 2-2 9, Dulkys 1-6 0-0 2, Snaer 7-12 1-2 16, White 3-6 3-4 9, Peterson 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 2-6 2-2 7, Kreft 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 24-57 11-14 62. DUKE (27-6) Mas. Plumlee 2-4 4-4 8, Mi. Plumlee 3-6 3-4 9, Rivers 5-14 6-7 17, Thornton 1-4 0-0 3, Curry 4-13 2-2 13, Cook 2-3 1-1 5, Hairston 2-5 0-0 4, Dawkins 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-51 16-18 59. Halftime-Florida St. 33-31. 3-Point Goals-Florida St. 3-11 (Loucks 1-1, Snaer 1-2, Miller 1-3, Gibson 0-1, White 0-1, Dulkys 0-3), Duke 5-20 (Curry 3-8, Thornton 1-4, Rivers 1-5, Cook 0-1, Dawkins 0-2). Fouled Out-Miller, Mas. Plumlee. Rebounds-Florida St. 34 (James, White 7), Duke 30 (Mi. Plumlee 11). Assists-Florida St. 13 (Snaer 6), Duke 7 (Curry 2). Total Fouls-Florida St. 17, Duke 17. A-19,520.

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No. 1 Kentucky 74, No. 22 Florida 71 NEW ORLEANS — If John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats encounter late-game adversity in the NCAA tournament, they’ll know how to handle it. Anthony Davis had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Kentucky held off Florida in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament. Terrence Jones added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (32-1), who’ve won 24 straight and play next in today’s tournament final against Vanderbilt. Doron Lamb scored 16 points and Marquis Teague added 15, with each hitting a pair of key free throws in the last 15 seconds to secure the win.

FLORIDA STATE GUARD LUKE LOUCKS (3) REACTS to making the last basket of the game as Duke forward Josh Hairston looks on in the second half of the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals on Saturday in Atlanta. Florida State won 62-59. No. 4 North Carolina 69, North Carolina State 67 ATLANTA — After a rugged, foul-plagued game in which each team lost its top scorer, the officials put their whistles away in the closing seconds. It worked out just fine for North Carolina. It sent North Carolina State into a tizzy. Kendall Marshall banked in a shot with 10.2 seconds remaining and the fourth-ranked Tar Heels came up with a pair of defensive stops to edge their state rival, escaping a wild finish with a victory over N.C. State in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. North Carolina (294) breathed a big sigh of relief, advancing to face No. 17 Florida State in today’s championship game and looking to lock up a top seed in the NCAA tournament if it hasn’t already.

FLORIDA (23-10) Boynton 1-9 0-0 2, Young 5-9 0-0 10, Walker 3-10 0-0 8, Beal 8-15 0-0 20, Murphy 9-12 2-2 24, Rosario 0-0 0-0 0, Wilbekin 2-3 0-0 5, Prather 1-2 0-0 2, Larson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-60 2-2 71. KENTUCKY (32-1) Jones 5-13 4-4 15, Kidd-Gilchrist 3-5 4-6 10, Lamb 6-14 2-2 16, Davis 6-13 2-4 15, Teague 6-9 3-4 15, Miller 0-3 0-0 0, Wiltjer 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 27-60 15-20 74. Halftime-Kentucky 40-39. 3-Point Goals-Florida 11-22 (Murphy 4-4, Beal 4-7, Walker 2-5, Wilbekin 1-2, Boynton 0-4), Kentucky 5-17 (Lamb 2-5, Davis 1-2, Jones 1-3, Wiltjer 1-3, Kidd-Gilchrist 0-1, Teague 0-1, Miller 0-2). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Florida 25 (Beal 8), Kentucky 39 (Davis 12). Assists-Florida 18 (Beal 5), Kentucky 14 (Teague 5). Total Fouls-Florida 15, Kentucky 8. A-NA.

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NC STATE (22-12) Howell 4-10 3-4 11, Leslie 9-14 4-6 22, Wood 1-6 0-0 2, Brown 6-10 3-3 16, Williams 1-5 1-2 3, Painter 2-7 1-2 5, A. Johnson 3-6 0-1 8, de Thaey 0-0 0-0 0, Harris 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-58 12-18 67.

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NORTH CAROLINA (29-4) Barnes 3-12 8-12 16, McAdoo 4-6 1-2 9, Zeller 8-11 7-8 23, Marshall 5-8 0-0 12, Bullock 2-7 0-0 5, White 0-1 0-0 0, Hubert 0-0 0-0 0, Hairston 1-5 0-0 2, Watts 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 24-54 16-22 69. Halftime-NC State 34-31. 3-Point Goals-NC State 3-11 (A. Johnson 2-3, Brown 1-2, Williams 0-2, Wood 0-4), North Carolina 5-20 (Marshall 2-4, Barnes 2-7, Bullock 1-5, Watts 0-1, White 0-1, Hairston 0-2). Fouled OutLeslie, Zeller. Rebounds-NC State 33 (Howell 12), North Carolina 34 (Zeller 9). Assists-NC State 10 (Brown 6), North Carolina 19 (Marshall 10). Total FoulsNC State 23, North Carolina 19. A-19,520.

No. 8 Michigan St. 65, No. 14 Wisconsin 52 INDIANAPOLIS — Michigan State’s Draymond Green didn’t let go of the disappointment from last week’s loss to Ohio State. Instead, he used it as motivation for the Big Ten tournament. Green finished with 14 points and 16 rebounds, and Austin Thornton scored all 12 of his points on three-pointers Saturday, leading Michigan State past Wisconsin and into its first conference title game since 2000. After finishing the regular season with consecutive losses at Indiana and at home against the Buckeyes, defeats that might have cost Michigan State

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The third-seeded Buck(26-7) a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, the eyes (27-6), advanced to Spartans intend to take play No. 8 Michigan State full advantage of a third in the final today. opportunity to prove it is OHIO ST. (27-6) the Big Ten’s best team. Sullinger 9-14 6-6 24, Thomas 10-15 0-0 The Spartans next 22, Sibert 1-1 0-2 2, Scott 0-0 0-0 0, Craft 1-2 6, Ross 1-2 0-0 2, Thompson 0-2 chance comes today 2-6 0-0 0, Weatherspoon 0-1 0-0 0, Williams against No. 7 Ohio State, 0-1 0-0 0, Ravenel 3-6 0-0 6, Smith, Jr. 0-2 3, Buford 4-12 0-0 10, McDonald 1-1 a winner over No. 10 3-4 0-0 2. Totals 31-63 10-14 77. Michigan in Saturday’s MICHIGAN (24-9) Novak 4-6 0-0 10, Douglass 2-5 2-2 7, second semifinal game. Brundidge 0-4 0-0 0, Burke 1-11 3-4 5, The Spartans beat the Hardaway Jr. 3-10 7-9 13, Vogrich 2-5 4, Bartelstein 1-1 0-0 3, McLimans Buckeyes in Columbus, 0-0 0-2 0-0 0, Smotrycz 0-3 2-2 2, Person 3-3 then lost on William Bu- 1-1 7, Christian 0-0 1-2 1, Morgan 1-5 1-2 Totals 17-55 17-22 55. ford’s basket with 1 sec- 3. Halftime-Ohio St. 34-21. 3-Point Goalsond left last week in East Ohio St. 5-14 (Thomas 2-4, Buford 2-5, 1-2, Sullinger 0-1, Thompson 0-1, Lansing. All three teams Craft Smith, Jr. 0-1), Michigan 4-25 (Novak finished with a share of 2-4, Bartelstein 1-1, Douglass 1-3, 0-2, Vogrich 0-2, Hardaway the Big Ten’s regular-sea- McLimans Jr. 0-3, Smotrycz 0-3, Burke 0-7). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Ohio St. 37 (Smith, son crown. WISCONSIN (24-9) Brust 0-1 0-0 0, Evans 7-15 2-2 18, Taylor 6-14 5-6 19, Gasser 0-3 0-0 0, Bruesewitz 0-3 0-0 0, Wilson 2-5 1-2 6, Berggren 1-7 3-4 6, Kaminsky 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 17-49 11-14 52. MICHIGAN ST. (26-7) Byrd 0-0 0-0 0, Kearney 0-1 0-0 0, Payne 2-7 2-2 6, Appling 3-5 6-6 13, Thornton 4-4 0-0 12, Trice 1-1 0-2 2, Green 3-9 8-12 14, Nix 4-7 1-1 9, Wood 4-8 0-0 9, Ianni 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-42 17-23 65. Halftime-Michigan St. 35-25. 3-Point Goals-Wisconsin 7-20 (Taylor 2-5, Evans 2-6, Kaminsky 1-1, Berggren 1-2, Wilson 1-3, Gasser 0-1, Bruesewitz 0-2), Michigan St. 6-9 (Thornton 4-4, Wood 1-1, Appling 1-2, Green 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Wisconsin 29 (Bruesewitz, Evans, Gasser 5), Michigan St. 29 (Green 16). AssistsWisconsin 9 (Bruesewitz 3), Michigan St. 12 (Appling, Green 5). Total Fouls-Wisconsin 14, Michigan St. 14. Technical-Wisconsin Bench. A-NA.

Jr., Sullinger, Thomas 6), Michigan 37 (Burke 7). Assists-Ohio St. 14 (Craft, Smith, Jr. 4), Michigan 7 (Burke 4). Total Fouls-Ohio St. 17, Michigan 14. A-NA.

New Mexico 68, No. 18 San Diego St. 59 LAS VEGAS — Tony Snell made four three-pointers in the first half and finished with 14 points, and Drew Gordon had 12 points and 12 rebounds as New Mexico overpowered top-seeded and San Diego State to win the Mountain West Conference tournament championship. Coach Steve Alford’s Lobos (27-6) are headed to the NCAA tournament for the second time in three No. 7 Ohio State 77, seasons. This is their first No. 10 Michigan 55 MWC tournament chamINDIANAPOLIS — In less pionship since 2005. than five minutes, Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger had NEW MEXICO (27-6) Hardeman 0-0 0-0 0, Greenwood 2-7 Michigan on the ropes. 6, Williams 3-6 8-12 14, Snell 5-7 0-0 The bruising 265-pound 0-0 14, Gordon 5-14 2-3 12, Adams 0-0 0-0 forward scored eight of 0, Fenton 0-2 0-0 0, McDonald 3-6 0-0 Walker 0-4 7-8 7, Bairstow 2-6 3-4 7. Ohio State’s first 10 points 8, Totals 20-52 20-27 68. to set the tone. Once SAN DIEGO ST. (26-7) Thames 1-6 2-2 4, Shelton 1-3 0-0 2, Michigan started double Rahon 0-8 0-0 0, J. Franklin 6-14 3-5 16, teaming to compensate, Tapley 10-21 0-1 25, L. Franklin 1-2 0-0 2, Green 3-5 2-2 8, Stephens 1-3 0-1 2. other Buckeyes took ad- Totals 23-62 7-11 59. vantage. Halftime-New Mexico 34-23. 3-Point Goals-New 8-18 (Snell 4-6, Sullinger scored 24 McDonald 2-3,Mexico Greenwood 2-5, Fenton 0-1, points, Deshaun Thomas Walker 0-1, Williams 0-2), San Diego St. (Tapley 5-9, J. Franklin 1-4, Thames scored 22 points and Wil- 6-19 0-1, Shelton 0-1, Rahon 0-4). Fouled Outliam Buford added 10 to None. Rebounds-New Mexico 37 (Gordon help Ohio State defeat 12), San Diego St. 39 (J. Franklin 10). Mexico 15 (Williams 6), San Michigan in the Big Ten Assists-New Diego St. 9 (Thames 4). Total Fouls-New Mexico 14, San Diego St. 23. A-12,168. tournament semifinals.

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***ALL TIMES EASTERN*** *On March 11, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee will select eight teams to play the first-round games on March 13 and 14 in Dayton. The four winning teams will advance to a second-round site to be determined by the committee during selection weekend. Second- and third-round and regional sites will be placed in the bracket by the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee March 11. March 15 and 17 second-/third-round sites: Albuquerque, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Portland March 16 and 18 second-/third-round sites: Columbus, Greensboro, Nashville, Omaha March 22 and 24 regional sites: Boston, Phoenix March 23 and 25 regional sites: Atlanta, St. Louis

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

W 24 21 18 14 13

L 17 18 22 28 27

Pct .585 .538 .450 .333 .325

GB — 2 51⁄2 101⁄2 101⁄2

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

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

Pct .775 .634 .575 .231 .128

GB — 51⁄2 8 211⁄2 251⁄2

L10 8-2 6-4 4-6 2-8 2-8

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

Pct .791 .605 .400 .395 .366

GB — 81⁄2 161⁄2 161⁄2 18

L10 9-1 6-4 4-6 4-6 6-4

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

GB — 3 5 5 17

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

Str L-1 L-1 W-1 L-3 W-1

Pct .780 .561 .500 .488 .475

GB — 9 111⁄2 12 121⁄2

L10 9-1 6-4 6-4 4-6 4-6

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

Pct .605 .600 .475 .432 .350

GB — — 5 61⁄2 10

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

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

Southeast Division Miami Orlando Atlanta Washington Charlotte

W 31 26 23 9 5

L 9 15 17 30 34

Central Division W 34 23 16 15 15

Chicago Indiana Milwaukee Cleveland Detroit

L 9 15 24 23 26

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division San Antonio Memphis Houston Dallas New Orleans

W 26 23 22 23 10

L 13 16 19 20 31

Pct .667 .590 .537 .535 .244

Northwest Division Oklahoma City Denver Minnesota Portland Utah

W 32 23 21 20 19

L 9 18 21 21 21

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

W 23 24 19 16 14

L 15 16 21 21 26

How former Jayhawks fared Cole Aldrich, Okla. City Pts: 6. FGs: 3-4. FTs: 0-0. Darrell Arthur, Memphis Did not play (out for season). Mario Chalmers, Miami Pts: 5. FGs: 2-6. FTs: 0-1. Nick Collison, Okla. City Pts: 4. FGs: 2-3. FTs: 0-0. Xavier Henry, New Orleans Pts: 4. FGs: 2-8. FTs: 0-0. Marcus Morris, Houston Did not play (coach’s decision). Markieff Morris, Phoenix Pts: 0. FGs: 0-3. FTs: 0-0. Brandon Rush, Golden State Pts: 2. FGs: 1-5. FTs: 0-0. Josh Selby, Memphis Did not play (coach’s decision).

Leaders Scoring

G Bryant, LAL 40 Durant, OKC 40 James, MIA 38 Love, MIN 37 Westbrook, OKC 40 Rose, CHI 32 Wade, MIA 30 D. Williams, NJN 40 Ellis, GOL 35 Aldridge, POR 38 Griffin, LAC 38 Howard, ORL 41 Paul, LAC 33

FG 417 396 388 307 356 257 256 293 291 336 326 320 243

FT 265 255 247 265 201 160 156 202 142 148 154 217 135

PTS AVG 1154 28.9 1119 28.0 1053 27.7 942 25.5 949 23.7 720 22.5 671 22.4 881 22.0 770 22.0 821 21.6 807 21.2 857 20.9 668 20.2

Rebounds G Howard, ORL 41 Love, MIN 37 Bynum, LAL 36 Cousins, SAC 38 Griffin, LAC 38 Gortat, PHX 39 Humphries, NJN 38 Gasol, LAL 40 Noah, CHI 41 Monroe, DET 40

OFF 156 154 120 171 124 107 141 120 160 163

DEF 461 355 334 256 300 308 261 299 267 242

TOT 617 509 454 427 424 415 402 419 427 405

Assists Nash, PHX Rondo, BOS Calderon, TOR Paul, LAC Rubio, MIN D. Williams, NJN Parker, SAN Rose, CHI Wall, WAS Lowry, HOU FG Percentage Chandler, NYK Pekovic, MIN Howard, ORL Bynum, LAL Gortat, PHX James, MIA Nash, PHX Griffin, LAC McGee, WAS Boozer, CHI

G 36 29 39 33 41 40 37 32 38 38

AVG 15.0 13.8 12.6 11.2 11.2 10.6 10.6 10.5 10.4 10.1

AST AVG 393 10.9 289 10.0 339 8.7 279 8.5 336 8.2 322 8.1 292 7.9 251 7.8 298 7.8 273 7.2

FG FGA PCT 147 214 .687 152 266 .571 320 564 .567 246 434 .567 265 475 .558 388 699 .555 193 356 .542 326 616 .529 194 368 .527 290 552 .525

Home 16-8 16-8 11-9 4-14 7-13

Away 8-9 5-10 7-13 10-14 6-14

Conf 17-7 18-11 12-12 10-20 7-18

Away 11-10 7-14 7-12 6-11 4-20

Conf 14-12 17-7 12-15 9-13 10-17

Saturday’s games Portland 110, Washington 99 Detroit 105, Toronto 86 Miami 93, Indiana 91, OT Chicago 111, Utah 97 Oklahoma City 122, Charlotte 95 New Orleans 95, Minnesota 89 Houston 112, New Jersey 106 Phoenix 98, Memphis 91 Golden State 111, Dallas 87

Today’s games Philadelphia at New York, 11 a.m. Boston at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. Houston at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Milwaukee at Toronto, 5 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 5 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.

Monday’s games Milwaukee at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. New York at Chicago, 7 p.m. Charlotte at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Utah, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

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

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Trail Blazers 110, Wizards 99 WASHINGTON — LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 10 rebounds to lead Portland past Washington on Saturday night. Home Away Conf Aldridge was 12 for 15 18-2 13-7 24-4 from the floor and 6 for 6 13-7 13-8 20-10 from the free-throw line. 12-6 11-11 18-10 He has scored more than 6-16 3-14 6-19 20 points in three straight 3-15 2-19 4-25 games. Jamal Crawford scored 23 off the bench and RayHome Away Conf mond Felton added 21 — 16-3 18-6 23-7 10 in the fourth quarter — for the Trail Blazers, who 11-5 12-10 15-12 snapped a four-game road 10-9 6-15 12-15 losing streak. 8-12 7-11 8-17 John Wall had 25 points 12-11 3-15 11-18 and eight assists, JaVale McGee scored 15 points and Chris Singleton added 12 for Washington. The Wizards were coming off a 106-101 win against Home Away Conf the Los Angeles Lakers 15-4 11-9 18-10 on Wednesday, but again 15-5 8-11 14-14 failed to start a winning streak. Washington has 15-6 7-13 13-15 only won consecutive 15-7 8-13 16-15 games once this season. 4-16 6-15 5-22 Portland started its seven-game road trip with two losses, including a Home Away Conf 104-86 defeat at Boston 18-2 14-7 23-6 on Friday night. In addi12-9 11-9 14-17 tion to trying to stop their 12-12 9-9 16-12 road woes, the Trail Blazers also came in looking 14-7 6-14 14-15 for a measure of revenge 14-6 5-15 11-16 for a 124-109 home loss to Washington on Feb. 14. Home 12-5 17-2 12-9 10-10 10-6

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PORTLAND (110) Wallace 5-12 5-5 15, Aldridge 12-15 6-6 30, Camby 3-6 0-0 6, Felton 6-14 9-10 21, Batum 5-10 0-0 11, Ja.Crawford 7-13 6-6 23, Matthews 1-5 0-0 2, Przybilla 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 40-78 26-27 110. WASHINGTON (99) Singleton 5-8 0-0 12, Booker 3-5 3-5 9, McGee 7-10 1-1 15, Wall 9-19 7-10 25, Jo.Crawford 3-10 2-4 8, Young 4-16 1-3 10, Blatche 1-2 0-0 2, Mason 3-5 0-0 8, Seraphin 2-3 2-2 6, Mack 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 39-82 16-25 99. Portland 27 28 27 28—110 Washington 27 25 24 23— 99 3-Point Goals-Portland 4-17 (Ja. Crawford 3-6, Batum 1-4, Wallace 0-2, Felton 0-2, Matthews 0-3), Washington 5-16 (Mason 2-4, Singleton 2-4, Young 1-6, Jo.Crawford 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Portland 43 (Aldridge 10), Washington 48 (Booker 10). AssistsPortland 19 (Felton, Ja.Crawford 5), Washington 17 (Wall 8). Total Fouls-Portland 20, Washington 22. Technicals-Jo.Crawford, Seraphin, Washington defensive three second 3. Flagrant Fouls-Camby. A-18,071 (20,278).

Pistons 105, Raptors 86 AUBURN HILLS, MICH. — Rodney Stuckey had 20 points and eight assists, and Brandon Knight scored 19 first-half points as Detroit routed Toronto. The Pistons, who are now 11-6 since a 4-20 start, had six players in double figures and shot over 50 percent for the second straight night. Toronto, which beat Detroit by 20 in their first meeting this season, was led by DeMar DeRozan’s 15 points, but only two others reached double figures. The Pistons got out to a fast start, taking a 37-14 lead after the first quarter. Knight had 15 points — outscoring the Raptors — and four assists in the period, while Detroit outshot Toronto 71 percent to 25 percent. TORONTO (86) J.Johnson 2-3 0-0 4, Bargnani 2-8 4-4 8, Gray 4-7 2-2 10, Calderon 1-7 0-0 2, DeRozan 3-10 9-10 15, A.Johnson 1-2 4-4 6, Barbosa 4-11 0-0 9, Bayless 4-9 2-2 12, Kleiza 0-4 0-0 0, Davis 4-6 0-0 8, Magloire 0-0 0-0 0, Forbes 4-6 2-3 12. Totals 29-73 23-25 86. DETROIT (105) Prince 4-8 0-0 10, Maxiell 6-10 0-2 12, Monroe 3-4 5-5 11, Knight 7-13 2-4 19, Stuckey 8-12 3-4 20, Gordon 4-7 0-0 8, Jerebko 4-10 4-4 13, Wilkins 3-5 2-2 8, Wallace 0-1 2-2 2, Bynum 0-2 2-2 2, Villanueva 0-2 0-0 0, Russell Jr. 0-0 0-0 0, Daye 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-74 20-25 105. Toronto 14 23 21 28— 86 Detroit 37 24 28 16—105 3-Point Goals-Toronto 5-21 (Forbes 2-3, Bayless 2-7, Barbosa 1-4, DeRozan 0-1, Bargnani 0-1, Kleiza 0-2, Calderon 0-3), Detroit 7-21 (Knight 3-7, Prince 2-2, Stuckey 1-3, Jerebko 1-4, Bynum 0-1, Villanueva 0-1, Gordon 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Toronto 37 (A.Johnson, DeRozan, Davis 5), Detroit 49 (Wallace 8). Assists-Toronto 16 (Bayless 4), Detroit 22 (Stuckey 8). Total Fouls-Toronto 19, Detroit 23. A-16,090 (22,076).

Bulls 111, Jazz 97 CHICAGO — Derrick Rose had 24 points and 13 assists, Carlos Boozer scored 27, and Chicago pounded Utah. Kyle Korver scored a season-high 26 points, and the Bulls got back to winning after their seasonhigh eight-game streak

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PORTLAND’S GERALD WALLACE (3) GRABS A REBOUND away from Washington’s Kevin Seraphin (13). The Trail Blazers defeated the Wizards, 110-99, on Saturday night in Washington. ended with a loss to Orlando on Thursday. They turned a seven-point halftime lead into a 16-point advantage going into the fourth quarter and came away with a lopsided victory on a night when both teams were short-handed. Bulls All-Star Luol Deng was out because of pain brought on by a torn ligament in his left wrist. Joakim Noah sat out with an illness, and guards Richard Hamilton (right shoulder injury) and C.J. Watson remained sidelined. UTAH (97) Howard 7-10 1-3 15, Millsap 11-17 4-5 26, Jefferson 8-19 0-0 16, E.Watson 1-2 1-2 3, Hayward 3-6 4-4 10, Miles 1-7 2-2 4, Favors 0-1 2-2 2, Kanter 2-4 0-0 4, Burks 4-8 3-4 11, Tinsley 3-11 0-0 6, Evans 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-85 17-22 97. CHICAGO (111) Korver 10-16 0-0 26, Boozer 13-17 1-3 27, Asik 2-5 0-0 4, Rose 7-13 10-11 24, Brewer 4-11 3-4 11, Butler 2-4 4-6 8, Gibson 2-4 0-0 4, Lucas 3-6 0-0 7, Scalabrine 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 43-77 18-24 111. Utah 22 19 22 34— 97 Chicago 22 26 31 32—111 3-Point Goals-Utah 0-3 (Tinsley 0-1, Miles 0-1, Millsap 0-1), Chicago 7-18 (Korver 6-11, Lucas 1-3, Brewer 0-1, Scalabrine 0-1, Rose 0-2). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Utah 41 (Jefferson 8), Chicago 49 (Boozer 8). Assists-Utah 24 (Tinsley 10), Chicago 31 (Rose 13). Total Fouls-Utah 14, Chicago 18. TechnicalsChicago defensive three second. A-22,158 (20,917).

Thunder 122, Bobcats 95 OKLAHOMA CITY — James Harden scored 22 of his career-high 33 points in the first half, Kevin Durant had 26 points and Russell Westbrook added 23 as Oklahoma City beat Charlotte. The Thunder improved to 18-2 at home, rebounding from a disappointing 96-90 loss to visiting Cleveland on Friday night, in a game Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said his team didn’t play up to expectations. They started slow against the Bobcats and led 28-25 after one quarter before picking it up. The Thunder led by as much as 29 and the reserves got the bulk of the playing time in the fourth quarter. D. J. Augustin scored 22 points for the Bobcats and Corey Maggette had 21. CHARLOTTE (95) Maggette 6-12 7-8 21, Thomas 2-7 2-2 6, Biyombo 3-10 0-1 6, Augustin 7-16 4-4 22, Henderson 3-10 1-2 7, White 4-7 2-2 10, Mullens 6-8 0-0 12, Williams 3-6 0-0 7, Brown 0-5 0-0 0, Walker 2-7 0-0 4, Najera 0-0 0-0 0, Carroll 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-88 16-19 95. OKLAHOMA CITY (122) Durant 8-12 8-8 26, Ibaka 2-2 2-2 6, Perkins 0-2 1-4 1, Westbrook 10-14 2-2 23, Cook 2-6 0-0 6, Harden 11-16 7-10 33, Collison 2-3 0-0 4, Ivey 1-2 0-0 3, Mohammed 2-3 0-0 4, Jackson 3-6 0-0 6, Aldrich 3-4 0-0 6, Reid 0-1 0-0 0, Hayward 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 46-73 20-26 122. Charlotte 25 15 30 25— 95 Oklahoma City 28 30 33 31—122 3-Point Goals-Charlotte 7-14 (Augustin 4-7, Maggette 2-4, Williams 1-3), Oklahoma City 10-23 (Harden 4-9, Durant 2-4, Cook 2-5, Westbrook 1-2, Ivey 1-2, Jackson 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Charlotte 41 (Biyombo 8), Oklahoma City 47 (Durant 7). Assists-Charlotte 24 (Augustin 7), Oklahoma City 27 (Jackson 7). Total Fouls-Charlotte 16, Oklahoma City 19. Technicals-Charlotte defensive three second 2, Durant, Oklahoma City defensive three second. A-18,203 (18,203).

Heat 93, Pacers 91, OT MIAMI — Dwyane Wade’s jumper with 0.1 seconds left in overtime gave Miami a victory over Indiana, extending the Heat home-court winning streak to 12 games. Wade scored 28 points and LeBron James led two late comebacks by Miami, finishing with 27 for the Heat. James helped force regulation by hitting a game-tying three-pointer with 10.2 seconds left in regulation, then not allowing Indiana’s Darren Collison to get a potential game-winning shot off at the other end. INDIANA (91) Granger 7-17 4-6 19, West 4-18 7-8 15, Hibbert 2-11 1-2 5, Collison 6-11 0-1 14, George 5-9 0-0 12, Hansbrough 3-7 3-3 9, Amundson 2-3 0-1 4, Stephenson 0-1 0-0 0, Price 1-4 0-0 2, D.Jones 3-6 3-4 11. Totals 33-87 18-25 91. MIAMI (93) James 8-19 9-15 27, Bosh 6-13 1-2 13, Anthony 2-5 1-2 5, Chalmers 2-6 0-1 5, Wade 10-16 8-9 28, Haslem 2-4 0-0 4, Battier 1-5 0-0 2, Pittman 1-3 1-2 3, Cole 3-4 0-0 6, Miller 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-75 20-31 93. Indiana 26 17 18 24 6—91 Miami 17 22 21 25 8—93 3-Point Goals-Indiana 7-17 (George 2-2, Collison 2-3, D.Jones 2-4, Granger 1-5, Stephenson 0-1, Price 0-2), Miami 3-13 (James 2-3, Chalmers 1-4, Wade 0-1, Bosh 0-1, Battier 0-4). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Indiana 49 (West 10), Miami 63 (Haslem 11). Assists-Indiana 17 (Collison 6), Miami 17 (Wade 7). Total Fouls-Indiana 28, Miami 24. TechnicalsIndiana Coach Vogel. A-20,154 (19,600).

Hornets 95, Timberwolves 89 MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Kaman scored 20 points, and New Orleans snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory over Minnesota, which played their first game since losing star point guard Ricky Rubio for the season to a knee injury. Jarrett Jack had 17 points and seven assists for the Hornets, who won for the 10th time all season thanks to 28 assists on 39 buckets. Kevin Love had 31 points and 16 rebounds after missing the previous game with back spasms, but the Timberwolves couldn’t shake the disappointment of losing Rubio in time to beat the Hornets. The Hornets used an 11-0 run early in the fourth quarter to hold on and pick up their fifth road win of the season. NEW ORLEANS (95) Ariza 2-7 4-4 8, Ayon 4-8 0-0 8, Kaman 10-21 0-0 20, Jack 5-7 7-8 17, Belinelli 4-11 2-2 11, Henry 2-8 0-0 4, Vasquez 5-9 0-0 12, Thomas 3-8 1-2 7, Foote 0-1 0-0 0, Aminu 4-5 0-0 8. Totals 39-85 14-16 95. MINNESOTA (89) Johnson 0-3 0-0 0, Love 10-23 9-10 31, Pekovic 9-13 3-4 21, Ridnour 5-13 3-4 14, Webster 1-5 0-0 2, Williams 2-6 3-5 7, Beasley 1-7 0-2 2, Ellington 5-8 0-0 12, Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Lee 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-80 18-25 89. New Orleans 24 25 21 25—95 Minnesota 24 20 21 24—89 3-Point Goals-New Orleans 3-7 (Vasquez 2-3, Belinelli 1-2, Jack 0-1, Ariza 0-1), Minnesota 5-23 (Ellington 2-4, Love 2-8, Ridnour 1-4, Johnson 0-1, Williams 0-1, Webster 0-2, Beasley 0-3). Fouled Out-Ayon. ReboundsNew Orleans 47 (Kaman, Aminu 6), Minnesota 55 (Love 16). Assists-New Orleans 28 (Jack 7), Minnesota 19 (Ridnour 10). Total Fouls-New Orleans 22, Minnesota 19. A-20,123 (19,356).

Rockets 112, Nets 106 NEWARK, N.J. — Goran Dragic had 23 points and eight assists, and Luis Scola scored a go-ahead tip-in with 62 seconds remaining as Houston snapped a five-game losing streak. HOUSTON (112) Parsons 8-11 0-0 16, Scola 6-10 0-2 12, Dalembert 5-11 5-5 15, Dragic 8-14 3-3 23, Martin 2-5 0-0 5, Patterson 2-3 1-2 5, Lee 7-14 2-2 17, Budinger 6-8 0-0 15, Hill 1-1 0-0 2, Flynn 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 46-82 11-14 112. NEW JERSEY (106) Stevenson 1-3 0-0 3, Humphries 5-11 0-0 10, She.Williams 4-5 2-2 10, Farmar 7-11 1-1 18, Brooks 11-16 0-0 23, Petro 1-6 1-2 3, Gaines 0-4 1-2 1, Morrow 4-10 4-4 12, Green 10-15 2-3 26, J.Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 43-81 11-14 106. Houston 29 30 25 28—112 New Jersey 21 28 34 23—106 3-Point Goals-Houston 9-16 (Dragic 4-7, Budinger 3-3, Martin 1-3, Lee 1-3), New Jersey 9-24 (Green 4-8, Farmar 3-5, Brooks 1-3, Stevenson 1-3, Gaines 0-1, Morrow 0-4). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Houston 42 (Scola 8), New Jersey 38 (Petro 9). Assists-Houston 28 (Dragic 8), New Jersey 21 (Brooks 7). Total Fouls-Houston 14, New Jersey 17. Technicals-Houston defensive three second. A-14,834 (18,711).

Suns 98, Grizzlies 91 PHOENIX — Jared Dudley scored 19 points to lead six Phoenix players in double figures, and Suns beat Memphis for their fifth straight home win. Marcin Gortat added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Suns, Grant Hill had 14 points, Steve Nash and Robin Lopez scored 11 each. MEMPHIS (91) Gay 7-20 4-4 19, Speights 5-12 0-0 10, Gasol 7-15 7-11 21, Conley 4-10 0-0 9, Allen 4-7 0-0 8, Mayo 2-8 3-4 8, Pondexter 3-7 0-0 8, Cunningham 3-4 0-0 6, Pargo 1-1 0-0 2, Haddadi 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-85 14-19 91. PHOENIX (98) Hill 7-14 0-0 14, Frye 4-9 2-2 10, Gortat 6-9 3-4 15, Nash 4-6 2-2 11, Dudley 9-16 0-0 19, Brown 3-6 1-1 8, Morris 0-3 0-0 0, Lopez 5-12 1-2 11, Telfair 2-5 0-0 5, Redd 0-2 0-0 0, Warrick 1-4 3-4 5. Totals 41-86 12-15 98. Memphis 29 22 23 17—91 Phoenix 26 27 27 18—98 3-Point Goals-Memphis 5-14 (Pondexter 2-4, Conley 1-2, Gay 1-4, Mayo 1-4), Phoenix 4-11 (Nash 1-1, Brown 1-1, Telfair 1-2, Dudley 1-5, Redd 0-1, Frye 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Memphis 43 (Gasol 8), Phoenix 59 (Gortat 9). Assists-Memphis 27 (Conley 10), Phoenix 24 (Nash 15). Total Fouls-Memphis 16, Phoenix 15. Technicals-Memphis defensive three second. A-16,350 (18,422).

Warriors 111, Mavericks 87 OAKLAND, CALIF. — David Lee scored 25 points and pulled down nine rebounds, Nate Robinson scored 21 points, and Monta Ellis added 20 points to lead Golden State. DALLAS (87) Marion 2-5 0-0 4, Nowitzki 7-16 7-8 22, Mahinmi 3-7 3-5 9, Jones 2-4 4-6 8, Terry 5-14 1-1 15, Beaubois 3-5 4-4 12, Odom 1-6 0-0 3, Williams 2-3 0-0 4, Carter 2-9 2-2 7, Cardinal 1-2 0-0 3, Yi 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 28-75 21-26 87. GOLDEN STATE (111) D.Wright 1-4 0-0 2, Lee 10-16 5-5 25, Udoh 3-5 0-0 6, Curry 4-7 0-0 10, Ellis 7-11 2-3 20, Robinson 6-10 6-6 21, McGuire 1-2 0-0 2, Rush 1-5 0-0 2, Thompson 3-9 6-8 13, C.Wright 0-0 2-2 2, Tyler 1-2 0-1 2, Jenkins 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 40-74 21-25 111. Dallas 15 27 24 21— 87 Golden State 26 26 31 28—111 3-Point Goals-Dallas 10-23 (Terry 4-9, Beaubois 2-3, Nowitzki 1-1, Odom 1-2, Cardinal 1-2, Carter 1-4, Yi 0-1, Jones 0-1), Golden State 10-25 (Ellis 4-5, Robinson 3-6, Curry 2-4, Thompson 1-4, D.Wright 0-2, Rush 0-4). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Dallas 43 (Mahinmi 9), Golden State 47 (Lee 9). AssistsDallas 20 (Terry, Jones 5), Golden State 23 (Ellis 8). Total Fouls-Dallas 18, Golden State 20. Technicals-Golden State defensive three second. A-19,596 (19,596).


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Mendoza impresses as K.C. tops Rockies SURPRISE, ARIZ. (AP) — Luis Mendoza is making quite an impression with the Kansas City Royals. Mendoza struck out three in working four scoreless innings and Billy Butler hit a two-run homer Saturday as the Royals defeated Colorado, 5-2. The Rockies have lost five straight. Mendoza, the 2011 Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year, allowed just two hits, both to Brandon Wood. Mendoza has given up three hits in six shutout innings in winning his first two exhibition starts. “Very nice, a tremendous outing in all phases of it,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He had a great outing in terms of getting guys out, but the quality of pitches was tremendous. The ball was down with good action on his pitches. He was on the attack, banging strikes. He was quality for four innings. We slated him to go three innings, but he got done with three with a minimum pitch account, so we sent back out there.” M e n doza retired eight batters on ground balls. Of his 48 Mendoza pitches, 36 were strikes. “My command was good, and I threw my secondary pitches for strikes,” he said. “It was a good outing. My sinker is there.” The Royals have two rotation vacancies, and Mendoza is trying to claim one of them. “It is going to make it extremely difficult — as difficult as it’s ever been

BOX SCORE Colorado ab E.Young lf 3 T.Wheeler lf 1 Fowler cf 3 Colvin cf 1 Blackmon rf 3 Hoffmann rf 1 Br.Wood ss 3 Field ss 1 Arenado 3b 3 LeMahieu 3b 1 C.Tracy 1b 3 B.Paulsen 1b 1 Nelson 2b 2 J.Herrera 2b 2 Harris dh 3 L.Davis ph-dh 1 Nieves c 2 W.Castillo ph-c 2 Totals 36 Colorado Kansas City

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ab r h bi A.Gordon lf 3 0 1 1 Golson lf 1 0 0 0 Giavotella 2b 3 0 0 0 I.Falu 2b 1 0 0 0 Hosmer 1b 3 1 1 0 M.Ramirez 1b 1 0 0 0 Butler dh 3 1 2 2 W.Myers ph-dh1 0 0 0 Moustakas 3b 3 1 1 0 Y.Betancourt 3b1 0 0 0 Francoeur rf 3 1 1 0 Maier rf 1 0 1 0 S.Perez c 2 0 0 0 B.Pena c 2 0 1 0 L.Cain cf 1 0 0 0 D.Robinson cf 1 0 0 0 A.Escobar ss 2 1 2 1 T.Abreu ss 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 5 10 4 000 001 100—2 001 220 00x—5

E-Arenado (1). LOB-Colorado 7, Kansas City 5. 2B-Br.Wood (2), J.Herrera (2), A.Gordon (2), Butler (2), Maier (2). 3B-Br.Wood (1). HR-Butler (2).

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Umpires-Home, Mark Ripperger; First, Adrian Johnson; Second, Alan Porter; Third, Clint Fagan. A-5,891 (10,714).

for me, I think, as a manager — to pick a pitching staff at the end of spring training because we’ve got so many guys that are doing pretty darn good and have the ability to go out and make quality pitches on a consistent basics,” Yost said. “It’s early. We need to continue to see it evolve and continue to see it get better. They are sure headed in the right direction right now,” he said. Butler, 7-for-15 with four extra-base hits this spring, homered in the fifth with Eric Hosmer aboard. Butler did not want to know his spring training statistics. “Thanks for throwing stats out there,” Butler said. “I didn’t need to know that. Somebody has got to be the black cat. Don’t even go there.” Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin gave up one run

on three hits, including a bunt single, in three innings. He struck out three. “I’m really happy with what I did today,” Chacin said. “I’m real happy the way I was throwing my fastball. I was throwing my fastball for a strike, throwing it where I want to, up and down. That’s going to be a key for me. I started using more of my breaking ball. I used a couple more today. I can’t forget about my breaking ball. I didn’t walk any guys and that’s what I’m looking for. I want to keep doing that.” Chacin would like to throw 200 innings this season. “That’s a challenge for me,” he said. “Last year I couldn’t throw 200 innings. It was just six innings (shy), but what I wanted was 200 innings. I just want to be healthy all year and get deep in the games, that’s the way I’m going to make the 200 innings.” Wood had three hits, including an RBI triple in the sixth. Notes: Royals RHP Joakim Soria was scheduled to work an inning, but was given permission to return to his Surprise home to be with his wife, who is ill. ... K.C. RHP Jonathan Broxton, who had arthroscopic elbow surgery Sept. 19 to remove a bone spur, will make his Royals debut in a ‘B’ game Sunday against the Rangers. ... LHP Jamie Moyer will make his second Rockies start Sunday against the Chicago White Sox. Moyer, 49, did not pitch last season while recovering from a torn elbow ligament. ... Royals C Salvador Perez flied out and struck out in his two at-bats and is hitless in 12 at-bats.

Manny’s back in baseball, excited for second shot PHOENIX (AP) — A bat in his hands and a smile on his face, Manny Ramirez bounded through the Oakland Athletics’ clubhouse Saturday hollering, “I’m back in the lineup! I’m back in the lineup!” Yes, Manny is back. The sullied slugger with the long dreadlocks and red do-rag is getting a doover. He’s trying to make it back to the major leagues a year after retiring from the Tampa Bay Rays rather than serve a 100-game suspension for a second positive drug test. He’s soaking it all in this time around, too. “I’m just blessed to be here and playing the game that I love,” he said. It shows in his work ethic and the way he interacts with his new teammates, especially Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes. The 39-year-old clubhouse cutup was excited to return to the Athletics’ lineup this weekend after spending a few days hitting in the team’s minor league camp with Cespedes, who made his spring training debut Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds. Ramirez is eager to go back about proving he still has some pop at the plate. “I’m back, I feel great,” Ramirez said before his first game since getting scratched from the A’s lineup Wednesday with lower back stiffness. Ramirez is still chipping off the rust after nearly a year away from the game. The 12-time All-Star signed a minor league deal with the A’s last month that’s worth $500,000 if he’s added to the big league roster — that’s about 100 times less than he made in his two sea-

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OAKLAND ATHLETICS’ YOENIS CESPEDES, LEFT, AND MANNY RAMIREZ WALK to the dugout before a spring training game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday in Phoenix. sons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He’s allowed to participate in spring training games and exhibition games scheduled in Japan, but must serve a 50-game suspension before he can play in the regular season for Oakland should he make the club. The A’s will have a bargain on their hands if Ramirez can return to the level that made him one of the most feared hitters in baseball. Ramirez just wants to show he can still play so he can do right by the game that gave him fame and fortune and to honor his wife and kids who stuck by him through difficult times, he said. “I’m just so happy to be here. I never thought I was going to get another chance,” he said. There’s a skip in his step as he tries to right his wrongs.

“Absolutely. He tells me every day how lucky he feels to be able to be here and to have another opportunity, how blessed he is,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “And it’s good to see. He’s very energetic. He’s one of the first in the cages every day and one of the last ones to leave. His work ethic for a younger group of guys goes a long way. “Not only is he a big help for Cespedes but for our young group to see how he works and how he works at his craft and, really, he’ll say a few things to some of the hitters, too,” Melvin added. Ramirez, the career leader in postseason home runs (29) and RBIs (78), said he has no expectations other than to show he can play. Asked what his goals were, he said, “To be there for my kids when they need me.”


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Big 12 Men

Conf. Overall W L W L 16 2 27 6 14 4 30 4 12 6 27 7 12 6 22 10 10 8 21 10 9 9 20 13 7 11 15 18 5 13 15 16 4 14 14 18 1 17 8 23

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Kansas Missouri Baylor Iowa State Kansas State Texas Oklahoma State Oklahoma Texas A&M Texas Tech Big 12 Tournament Saturday’s Championship Missouri 90, Baylor 75

Big 12 Women

Conf. Overall W L W L 18 0 34 0 11 7 22 10 11 7 20 12 9 9 18 12 9 9 19 13 8 10 19 12 8 10 18 13 8 10 16 12 6 12 19 13 2 16 13 18

Baylor Texas A&M Oklahoma Iowa State Kansas State Kansas Texas Oklahoma State Texas Tech Missouri Big 12 Tournament Saturday’s Championship Baylor 73, Texas A&M 50

Kansas Women

Exhibition Emporia State W, 83-61 Pittsburg State W, 68-43 Regular season Western Michigan W, 76-64 (1-0) Creighton W, 73-59 (2-0) at Wake Forest, W 74-73 (3-0) Lamar in Basketball Traveler’s, Inc. Tipoff Classic, W 90-40 (4-0) IUPUI in Basketball Traveler’s, Inc. Tipoff Classic, W 71-50 (5-0) FAU in Basketball Travelers, Inc. Tipoff Classic, W 82-63 (6-0) SMU, W 75-52 (7-0) at Alabama, L 76-80 (7-1) Wisconsin, W 73-44 (8-1) UMKC, W 77-52 (9-1) Oral Roberts, W 85-68 (10-1) Sam Houston State, W 87-59 (11-1) at Texas, W 72-67 (12-1, 1-0) Kansas State, L 57-63 (12-2, 1-1) Iowa State, W 74-67, 2OT (13-2, 2-1) at Missouri, W 72-63 (14-2, 3-1) at Oklahoma State, W 65-60 (15-2, 4-1) Texas A&M, L 65-76 (15-3, 4-2) Texas Tech, W 62-43 (16-3, 5-2) at Baylor, L 46-74 (16-4, 5-3) Oklahoma, L 68-74, OT (16-5, 5-4) at Texas A&M, L 51-62 (16-6, 5-5) Texas, W 85-61 (17-6, 6-5) at Kansas State, L 43-47 (17-7, 6-6) at Iowa State, L 47-66 (17-8, 6-7) Missouri, L 65-70 (17-9, 6-8) at Texas Tech, W 69-64 (18-9, 7-8) Baylor, L 45-76 (18-10, 7-9) Oklahoma State, L 63-66 (18-11, 7-10) at Oklahoma, W 83-77 (19-11, 8-10) Big 12 tournament Municipal Auditorim, Kansas City, Mo. Texas A&M, L 63-78 (19-12)

College Men

TOURNAMENTS America East Conference Championship Vermont 51, Stony Brook 43 Atlantic 10 Conference Semifinals St. Bonaventure 84, UMass 80 Xavier 71, Saint Louis 64 Atlantic Coast Conference Semifinals Florida St. 62, Duke 59 North Carolina 69, NC State 67 Big 12 Conference Championship Missouri 90, Baylor 75 Big Ten Conference Semifinals Michigan St. 65, Wisconsin 52 Ohio St. 77, Michigan 55 Conference USA Championship Memphis 83, Marshall 57 Great West Conference Championship North Dakota 75, NJIT 60 Mid-American Conference Championship Ohio 64, Akron 63 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship Norfolk St. 73, Bethune-Cookman 70 Mountain West Conference Championship New Mexico 68, San Diego St. 59 Pacific-12 Conference Championship Colorado 53, Arizona 51 Southeastern Conference Semifinals Kentucky 74, Florida 71 Vanderbilt 65, Mississippi 53 Southland Conference Championship Lamar 70, McNeese St. 49

College Women

TOURNAMENTS America East Conference Championship Albany (NY) 69, UMBC 61 Big 12 Conference Championship Baylor 73, Texas A&M 50 Big Sky Conference Championship Idaho St. 49, N. Colorado 46 Big South Conference Semifinals High Point 85, Radford 70 Liberty 72, Charleston Southern 52 Big West Conference Championship UC Santa Barbara 63, Long Beach St. 54 Colonial Athletic Association Semifinals Delaware 66, UNC Wilmington 39 Drexel 67, James Madison 50 Conference USA Championship UTEP 69, Tulane 65

23. (22) Buster Graham, Lafayette, La., Ford, 199. 24. (4) Brian Keselowski, Rochester Hills, Mich., Chevrolet, 198. 25. (16) Will Kimmel, Sellersburg, Ind., Ford, 196, engine. 26. (30) Daryl Eustace, Scottsboro, Ala., Chevrolet, 188. 27. (24) Brandon Davis, Huntington Beach, Calif., Ford, 184. 28. (26) Spencer Gallagher, Las Vegas, Nev., Chevrolet, 184. 29. (3) Eric Jones, Byron, Mich., Chevrolet, 176. 30. (31) Levi Youster, Toledo, Ohio, Ford, 167, accident. 31. (13) Michael Leavine, Bullard, Texas, Ford, 79, accident. 32. (29) Tommy O’Leary, Cygnet, Ohio, Ford, 57, accident. 33. (33) James Hylton, Inman, S.C., Inman, S.C., Ford, 43, steering. 34. (35) Thomas Praytor, Mobile, Ala., Ford, 25, rear end. 35. (32) Darrell Basham, Henryville, Ind., Ford, 2, handling. Time of race: 1 hour, 48 minutes, 04 seconds. Margin of victory: 0.634 seconds. Lap leaders: Alex Bowman 1-28, Chase Elliott 29-50, Alex Bowman 51-65, Eric Jones 66-79, Cale Gale 80-127, Grant Enfinger 128-175, Cale Gale 176-203.

NHL

Kansas Men

Exhibition Pittsburg State, W 84-55 Fort Hays State (exhibition), W 101-52 Regular season Towson (first-round Maui Invitational), W 100-54 (1-0) Kentucky in New York (Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden), L 65-75 (1-1). Georgetown (Maui Invitational), W 67-63 (2-1) UCLA (Maui Invitational), W 72-56 (3-1) Duke (Maui Invitational), L 61-68 (3-2) Florida Atlantic, W 77-54 (4-2) South Florida, W 70-42 (5-2) Long Beach State, W 88-80 (6-2) Ohio State, W 78-67 (7-2) Davidson, (M&I Bank Kansas City Shootout), L 74-80 (7-3) USC, W 63-47 (8-3) Howard, W 89-34 (9-3) North Dakota, W 84-58 (10-3) Kansas State, W 67-49 (11-3, 1-0) at Oklahoma, W 72-61 (12-3, 2-0) at Texas Tech, W 81-46 (13-3, 3-0) Iowa State, W 82-73 (14-3, 4-0) Baylor, W 92-74 (15-3, 5-0) at Texas, W 69-66 (16-3, 6-0) Texas A&M, W 64-52 (17-3, 7-0) at Iowa State, L 64-72 (17-4, 7-1) Oklahoma, W 84-62 (18-4, 8-1) at Missouri, L 71-74 (18-5, 8-2) at Baylor, W 68-54 (19-5, 9-2). Oklahoma State, W 81-66 (20-5, 10-2) at Kansas State, W 59-53 (21-5, 11-2) Texas Tech, W 83-50 (22-5, 12-2) at Texas A&M, W 66-58 (23-5, 13-2) Missouri, W 87-86, OT (24-5, 14-2) at Oklahoma State, W 70-58 (25-5, 15-2) Texas, W 73-63 (26-5, 16-2) Big 12 tournament, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. Texas A&M, W 83-66 (27-5) Baylor L 72-81 (27-6)

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CUBS FANS WATCH INFIELD PRACTICE PRIOR TO CHICAGO’S SPRING-TRAINING game against Milwaukee on Saturday in Phoenix. The Cubs defeated the Brewers, 6-1. Great West Conference Championship North Dakota 69, Utah Valley 56 Mid-American Conference Championship E. Michigan 72, Cent. Michigan 71 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship Hampton 54, Howard 53 Missouri Valley Conference Semifinals Creighton 56, Missouri State 47 Drake 56, Wichita State 52 Mountain West Conference Championship San Diego St. 57, New Mexico 43 Pacific-12 Conference Championship Stanford 77, California 62 Patriot League Championship Navy 57, Holy Cross 48 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Prairie View 63, Alcorn St. 50 Western Athletic Conference Championship Fresno St. 89, Louisiana Tech 61

High School Boys

Class 6A State Tournament Third Place BV North 75, Topeka 59 Championship Wichita Heights 67, BV Northwest 60 Class 5A State Tournament Third Place Bishop Carroll 57, Lansing 47 Championship Kapaun Mount Carmel 68, KC Harmon 57 Class 4A State Tournament Third Place Fort Scott 54, Pratt 53 Championship Basehor-Linwood 56, Ottawa 52 Class 3A State Tournament Third Place Central Heights 61, Rock Creek 49 Championship Scott City 61, Nemaha Valley 47 Class 2A State Tournament Third Place Berean Academy 50, Madison 38 Championship Sterling 71, Meade 49 Class 1A State Tournament Division I Third Place Hoxie 55, Burrton 49 Championship Ashland 67, Udall 55 Division II Third Place Fowler 46, Hope 41 Championship Frankfort 62, Otis-Bison 53

High School Girls

Class 6A State Tournament Third Place Maize 56, Olathe South 48 Championship Wichita Heights 64, Olathe Northwest 46 Class 5A State Tournament Third Place St. Thomas Aquinas 42, Topeka Seaman 37 Championship Kapaun Mount Carmel 51, Blue Valley Stilwell 42 Class 4A State Tournament Third Place Ottawa 49, Bonner Springs 48 Championship McPherson 34, Holton 27 Class 3A State Tournament Third Place Hillsboro 42, Atchison County 38 Championship Silver Lake 51, Burlington 47 Class 2A State Tournament Third Place Republic County 48, Central Plains 47 Championship Jefferson North 51, Olpe 40 Class 1A State Tournament Division I Third Place Waverly 60, Spearville 59 Championship Hoxie 55, St. John 45 Division II Third Place Ingalls 55, Wetmore 42 Championship Wallace County 48, Hutchinson Central Christian 46

NCAA Men Automatic Bids

Belmont, Atlantic Sun Conference Colorado, Pacific-12 Conference Creighton, Mo. Valley Conference Davidson, Southern Conference Detroit, Horizon League Harvard, Ivy League Lamar, Southland Conference Lehigh, Patriot League Long Beach State, Big West Conference Long Island University, Northeast Conference Louisville, Big East Conference Loyola (Md.), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Memphis, Conference USA Missouri, Big 12 Conference Montana, Big Sky Conference Murray State, Ohio Valley Conference MVSU, Southwestern Athletic Conference New Mexico, Mountain West Conference Norfolk State, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Ohio, Mid-American Conference Saint Mary’s (Cal), West Coast Conference South Dakota State, Summit League UNC Asheville, Big South Conference VCU, Colonial Athletic Association W. Kentucky, Sun Belt Conference

Cadillac Championship

Saturday At TPC Blue Monster at Doral Doral, Fla. Purse: $8.5 million Yardage: 7,334; Par: 72 Third Round Bubba Watson 70-62-67—199 Keegan Bradley 69-67-66—202 Justin Rose 69-64-69—202 Peter Hanson 70-65-69—204 Matt Kuchar 72-67-66—205 Zach Johnson 70-68-67—205 Johnson Wagner 70-69-67—206 Rory McIlroy 73-69-65—207 Webb Simpson 75-66-66—207 Tiger Woods 72-67-68—207 Luke Donald 70-68-69—207 Charl Schwartzel 68-69-70—207 Martin Kaymer 73-64-70—207 Steve Stricker 69-70-69—208 Bo Van Pelt 73-65-70—208 Charles Howell III 70-67-71—208 Adam Scott 66-68-74—208 Hunter Mahan 71-72-66—209 Graeme McDowell 75-67-67—209 Greg Chalmers 71-70-68—209 Jason Day 73-67-70—210 Hennie Otto 73-66-71—210 Martin Laird 72-73-66—211 Lee Westwood 76-67-68—211 Aaron Baddeley 69-74-68—211 John Senden 76-67-68—211 Anders Hansen 70-72-69—211 K.J. Choi 74-67-70—211 Gary Woodland 71-70-70—211 Jason Dufner 66-72-73—211 Thomas Bjorn 68-68-75—211 Jonathan Byrd 72-70-70—212 Juvic Pagunsan 69-71-72—212 Chez Reavie 78-68-67—213 Robert Rock 75-70-68—213 Garth Mulroy 73-71-69—213 Nick Watney 71-73-69—213 Marcus Fraser 76-68-69—213 Nicolas Colsaerts 73-70-70—213 Robert Karlsson 75-68-70—213 Miguel A. Jimenez 69-71-73—213 Branden Grace 78-72-64—214 Brandt Snedeker 75-69-70—214 Bill Haas 74-70-70—214 Phil Mickelson 72-71-71—214 Alvaro Quiros 69-74-71—214 Francesco Molinari 75-68-71—214 Mark Wilson 72-70-72—214 Kyle Stanley 69-69-76—214 Paul Casey 76-71-68—215 Y.E. Yang 72-67-76—215 Darren Clarke 74-74-68—216 Geoff Ogilvy 73-73-70—216 K.T. Kim 74-72-70—216 Retief Goosen 74-71-71—216 Rickie Fowler 74-70-72—216 Paul Lawrie 70-74-72—216 Dustin Johnson 75-68-73—216 Jbe’ Kruger 72-71-73—216 Sergio Garcia 75-74-68—217 Ben Crane 73-71-73—217 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 74-70-73—217 Fredrik Jacobson 72-76-71—219 Simon Dyson 74-72-73—219 Pablo Larrazabal 76-73-71—220 Vijay Singh 75-73-72—220 Rafael Cabrera Bello 75-70-75—220 Tetsuji Hiratsuka 78-73-70—221 Alexander Noren 74-75-72—221 Louis Oosthuizen 77-70-74—221 Tadahiro Takayama 74-73-75—222 Ian Poulter 76-77-71—224 Sang-Moon Bae 79-76-73—228 David Toms 72-70—WD

Puerto Rico Open

Saturday At Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Purse: $3.5 million Yardage: 7,506; Par: 72 Third Round George McNeill 66-70-67—203 Henrik Stenson 70-69-65—204 Kevin Stadler 69-69-66—204 Matt Jones 66-67-72—205 Scott Brown 69-72-65—206 Daniel Summerhays 68-70-68—206 Ryo Ishikawa 70-67-69—206 Graham DeLaet 69-70-68—207 Ben Curtis 67-73-68—208 William McGirt 71-69-68—208 J.J. Killeen 70-69-69—208 Roland Thatcher 69-71-68—208 Brendon de Jonge 69-70-69—208 Roberto Castro 69-69-70—208 Andres Romero 71-67-70—208 Brendon Todd 70-73-66—209 Kevin Kisner 68-70-71—209 Boo Weekley 70-68-71—209 Dicky Pride 71-72-67—210 Jamie Lovemark 70-72-68—210 Blake Adams 74-68-68—210 Jeff Overton 68-73-69—210 Vaughn Taylor 70-70-70—210 Todd Hamilton 68-69-73—210 Patrick Sheehan 74-71-66—211 Kent Jones 71-72-68—211 Shaun Micheel 69-72-70—211 Will Claxton 69-72-70—211 Jerry Kelly 71-70-70—211 Danny Lee 70-70-71—211 Brian Davis 69-70-72—211 Will MacKenzie 74-71-67—212 Brandt Jobe 76-69-67—212 Garrett Willis 72-72-68—212 Charlie Beljan 71-73-68—212 Gavin Coles 69-71-72—212 Angel Cabrera 69-75-69—213

College Women

Rio Verde Invitational Saturday at Rio Verde, Ariz. Leading team scores: Akron 603, Penn State 604, Missouri State 608, Kansas 690, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 609. Kansas results: T. 10. Audrey Yowell 80-71 — 151. T13. Katy Nugent 76-76 — 152. T20. Nadia Luttner 81-73 — 154. T23. T. Boonraksasat 78-77 — 155. T37. Meghan Potee 78-80 — 158.

Spring Training AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit Seattle Toronto Baltimore Boston Los Angeles Oakland Kansas City New York Minnesota Chicago Cleveland Texas Tampa Bay NATIONAL LEAGUE

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W L Pct Los Angeles 3 1 .750 Miami 4 2 .667 San Francisco 6 3 .667 Chicago 4 3 .571 Washington 4 3 .571 Cincinnati 4 4 .500 Houston 4 4 .500 Philadelphia 4 4 .500 Milwaukee 3 4 .429 New York 3 4 .429 St. Louis 2 3 .400 Pittsburgh 3 5 .375 San Diego 3 5 .375 Arizona 2 5 .286 Colorado 1 5 .167 Atlanta 1 8 .111 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against nonmajor league teams do not. Saturday’s Games Washington (ss) 8, N.Y. Mets 2 Baltimore 1, Philadelphia 0 N.Y. Yankees 8, Atlanta 3 Detroit 5, Washington (ss) 5, tie, 10 innings Miami 3, St. Louis 1 Minnesota 4, Pittsburgh 2 Toronto 5, Houston 2 Chicago White Sox 3, Texas 2 L.A. Angels 9, San Francisco (ss) 5 Oakland 6, Cincinnati 3 Chicago Cubs 6, Milwaukee (ss) 1 San Francisco (ss) 13, Milwaukee (ss) 3 Kansas City 5, Colorado 2 Seattle (ss) 5, L.A. Dodgers 5, tie San Diego 5, Cleveland 2 Boston 5, Tampa Bay 0 L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., (n) Seattle (ss) 7, Arizona 1 Today’s Games N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Toronto (ss) at Dunedin, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto (ss) vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia (ss) vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss) at Tampa, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Detroit (ss) vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Detroit (ss) vs. Philadelphia (ss) at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Cleveland (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland (ss) vs. L.A. Angels (ss) at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Colorado (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m.

Nationwide Sam’s Town 300

Saturday At Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nev. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (6) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200 laps, 141.7 rating, 48 points, $107,863. 2. (7) Mark Martin, Toyota, 200, 123.9, 0, $55,650. 3. (1) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 200, 113.3, 42, $53,668. 4. (14) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200, 105.8, 40, $37,293. 5. (9) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 200, 100.9, 0, $32,993. 6. (22) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 200, 96.6, 38, $31,143. 7. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 106.5, 37, $22,625. 8. (8) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200, 98.9, 36, $28,018. 9. (13) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 200, 92.8, 35, $26,928. 10. (2) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 200, 109.4, 0, $21,075. 11. (18) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 200, 88.4, 33, $28,418. 12. (12) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 200, 87.5, 32, $25,268. 13. (21) Michael Annett, Ford, 200, 83.7, 31, $24,718. 14. (11) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 200, 81.8, 0, $24,208. 15. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 200, 81.9, 29, $18,455.

16. (17) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 200, 76.5, 28, $23,738. 17. (24) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 198, 73.5, 28, $23,753. 18. (32) Blake Koch, Ford, 198, 67.9, 26, $23,418. 19. (15) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, 198, 68.9, 25, $23,308. 20. (31) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 198, 63.5, 24, $23,873. 21. (25) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 197, 66.7, 23, $23,088. 22. (43) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 197, 54.1, 22, $16,485. 23. (5) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 196, 109.1, 0, $16,350. 24. (40) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, 196, 49.9, 20, $22,708. 25. (27) Eric McClure, Toyota, 196, 46.9, 19, $23,033. 26. (42) Daryl Harr, Chevrolet, 194, 39.2, 18, $22,438. 27. (10) Jason Bowles, Toyota, 188, 57.6, 17, $22,303. 28. (16) Kyle Fowler, Ford, oil cooler, 165, 54.3, 16, $15,690. 29. (35) Tim Schendel, Chevrolet, 164, 39.5, 15, $15,540. 30. (29) Benny Gordon, Chevrolet, 146, 35.6, 14, $15,705. 31. (38) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, engine, 140, 43.2, 13, $21,763. 32. (36) Derrike Cope, Dodge, electrical, 137, 39.9, 12, $21,653. 33. (20) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 127, 58.2, 0, $15,075. 34. (4) Brian Scott, Toyota, accident, 94, 92.5, 11, $21,433. 35. (34) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, fly wheel, 91, 55, 9, $14,855. 36. (37) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Dodge, steering, 72, 36.5, 0, $14,820. 37. (30) Joey Gase, Ford, accident, 41, 41.6, 7, $21,243. 38. (23) J.J. Yeley, Ford, oil pump, 39, 57.9, 0, $14,740. 39. (33) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, electrical, 6, 36.6, 5, $14,490. 40. (28) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 4, 32.9, 4, $14,455. 41. (39) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, electrical, 4, 31, 0, $14,400. 42. (26) Scott Speed, Chevrolet, vibration, 3, 30.9, 0, $14,355. 43. (41) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, vibration, 3, 29.8, 0, $14,311. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 129.969 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 21 minutes, 46 seconds. Margin of Victory: 5.904 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 32 laps. Lead Changes: 8 among 8 drivers. Lap Leaders: E.Sadler 1-26; J.Yeley 27-28; K.Kahne 29-47; B.Scott 48-52; K.Kahne 53-73; B.Keselowski 74-100; M.Wallace 101; M.Martin 102-145; R.Stenhouse Jr. 146-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): R.Stenhouse Jr., 1 time for 55 laps; M.Martin, 1 time for 44 laps; K.Kahne, 2 times for 40 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 27 laps; E.Sadler, 1 time for 26 laps; B.Scott, 1 time for 5 laps; J.Yeley, 1 time for 2 laps; M.Wallace, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. E.Sadler, 131; 2. A.Dillon, 116; 3. R.Stenhouse Jr., 114; 4. T.Bayne, 112; 5. C.Whitt, 109; 6. S.Hornish Jr., 98; 7. T.Malsam, 90; 8. M.Annett, 82; 9. J.Allgaier, 76; 10. B.Koch, 66. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

ARCA Mobile 200

Saturday At Mobile International Speedway Irvington, Ala. With starting position in parenthesis, driver, hometown, type of car, laps completed, and reason out of race, if any: 1. (9) Cale Gale, Mobile, Ala., Chevrolet, 203. 2. (6) Chad Hackenbracht, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Chevrolet, 203. 3. (1) Alex Bowman, Tucson, Ariz., Dodge, 203. 4. (15) Mikey Kile, Westlake, La., Ford, 203. 5. (20) Clint King, Denton, N.C., Chevrolet, 203. 6. (18) Chris Buescher, Prosper, Texas, Ford, 203. 7. (7) Brennan Poole, The Woodlands, Texas, Toyota, 203. 8. (17) Jared Marks, Napoleon, Ohio, Dodge, 203. 9. (14) Tom Hessert, Cherry Hill, N.J., Chevrolet, 203. 10. (2) Chase Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga., Chevrolet, 203. 11. (12) Bubba Pollard, Senoia, Ga., Chevrolet, 203. 12. (5) Ryan Reed, Bakersfield, Calif., Chevrolet, 203. 13. (10) Grant Enfinger, Fairhope, Ala., Ford, 203. 14. (27) Sean Corr, Goshen, N.Y., Ford, 203. 15. (19) Tyler Reddick, Corning, Ca., Chevrolet, 203. 16. (8) Matt Lofton, Roxboro, N.C., Chevrolet, 203. 17. (11) Frank Kimmel, Clarksville, Ind., Toyota, 202. 18. (34) Milka Duno, Caracas, Venezuela, Chevrolet, 202. 19. (28) Mason Mingus, Brentwood, Tenn., Toyota, 202. 20. (25) Josh Williams, Port Charlotte, Fla., Ford, 201. 21. (23) Charles Evans, Jr., Pasadena, Texas, Ford, 201. 22. (21) Nelson Canache, Caracas, Venezuela, Chevrolet, 200.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 67 42 18 7 91 184 145 Pittsburgh 67 41 21 5 87 214 171 Philadelphia 67 39 21 7 85 219 193 New Jersey 68 39 24 5 83 191 178 N.Y. Islanders 68 28 31 9 65 157 202 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 67 40 24 3 83 220 159 Ottawa 70 36 25 9 81 216 206 Buffalo 69 32 29 8 72 171 194 Toronto 68 30 30 8 68 200 210 Montreal 69 27 32 10 64 183 193 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 67 31 23 13 75 164 191 Washington 68 34 28 6 74 182 193 Winnipeg 69 32 29 8 72 181 195 Tampa Bay 68 31 30 7 69 191 233 Carolina 68 26 27 15 67 181 205 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 69 44 18 7 95 181 134 Detroit 69 44 22 3 91 217 162 Nashville 68 40 21 7 87 195 175 Chicago 69 37 25 7 81 207 203 Columbus 68 22 39 7 51 160 221 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 69 42 19 8 92 215 172 Colorado 70 36 30 4 76 183 187 Calgary 68 31 25 12 74 169 188 Minnesota 68 29 29 10 68 147 189 Edmonton 68 26 35 7 59 180 206 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas 69 38 26 5 81 185 183 Phoenix 69 34 25 10 78 178 173 San Jose 67 33 25 9 75 184 173 Los Angeles 68 31 25 12 74 151 150 Anaheim 69 29 30 10 68 171 193 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Colorado 3, Edmonton 2, SO Philadelphia 1, Toronto 0, SO Buffalo 4, Ottawa 3, SO Washington 4, Boston 3 New Jersey 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 Carolina 4, Tampa Bay 2 St. Louis 4, Columbus 1 Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Dallas 2, Anaheim 0 Phoenix 3, San Jose 0 Montreal 4, Vancouver 1 Today’s Games Boston at Pittsburgh, 11:30 a.m. Toronto at Washington, 4 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 4 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 5 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 7 p.m. Monday’s Games Montreal at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 8 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Nashville at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

MLS

Saturday’s Games Colorado 2, Columbus 0 Vancouver 2, Montreal 0 Sporting Kansas City 1, D.C. United 0 New England at San Jose, (n) Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles, (n) Sunday’s Games New York at FC Dallas, 2 p.m. Houston at Chivas USA, 6 p.m. Monday’s Games Philadelphia at Portland, 8:30 p.m.

BNP Paribas Open

Saturday At The Indian Wells Tennis Garden Indian Wells, Calif. Purse: Men: $5.55 million (Masters 1000); $5.44 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Second Round John Isner (11), United States, def. Frederico Gil, Portugal, 7-5, 6-3. Albert Ramos, Spain, def. Richard Gasquet (16), France, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1. Gilles Simon (13), France, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-4. Matthew Ebden, Australia, def. Julien Benneteau (32), France, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. Andy Roddick (30), United States, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, def. Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4. Juan Monaco (22), Argentina, def. Nicolas Mahut, France, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Stanislas Wawrinka (23), Switzerland, def. Robby Ginepri, United States, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Andrey Golubev, Kazakhstan, 6-3, 6-2. Nicolas Almagro (12), Spain, def. Sam Querrey, United States, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Kevin Anderson (29), South Africa, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, walkover. Pablo Andujar, Spain, def. Florian Mayer (18), Germany, 6-2, 6-4. Mardy Fish (8), United States, def. Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-3, 3-2 retired. Women Second Round Ana Ivanovic (15), Serbia, def. Johanna Larsson, Sweden, 6-1, 6-2. Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, def. Kaia Kanepi (29), Estonia, 6-3, 6-2. Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Spain, def. Sabine Lisicki (11), Germany, 6-1, 6-4. Sofia Arvidsson, Sweden, def. Monica Niculescu (26), Romania, 6-3, 6-3. Roberta Vinci (21), Italy, def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa, Spain, 6-3, 6-3. Dominika Cibulkova (16), Slovakia, def. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, 2-1, retired. Francesca Schiavone (10), Italy, def. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, 6-2, 6-4. Simona Halep, Romania, def. Petra Cetkovska (28), Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-4. Samantha Stosur (6), Australia, def. Irina Falconi, United States, 6-0, 6-3. Lucie Safarova (23), Czech Republic, def. Tamira Paszek, Austria, 6-3, 3-1 retired. Caroline Wozniacki (4), Denmark, def. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 6-2, 6-0. Nadia Petrova (30), Russia, def. Lauren Davis, United States, 6-3, 6-2. Ksenia Pervak, Kazakhstan, def. Peng Shuai (17), China, 6-4, 6-0.


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Bonnie McConnell Smith Age: 74 Relationship Status: Married Hometown: Baldwin City Occupation: Sales Associate at Saffees Dream Job: This is it! What were you doing when scouted? Working at Saffees How would you describe your style? Classic with a flair Current favorite fashion trends: I love skinny jeans, and vests, especially crocheted vests with a fringe. I really like when women pair dresses and skirts with cowboy boots well, and I am enjoying the current popularity of dresses in bright colors, like coral and turquoise. What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Lawrence has very diversified shopping, in my opinion; I can’t think of anything that CLOTHING DETAILS: Black velvet boots, Saffees, Cupid is lacking. brand, $100; cream slacks, Do you Saffees, Chaus brand, $49; silhave any ver and black scarf, Saffees, piercings $11.95; black knit vest, or tattoos? Saffees, Adore brand, $98; My ears are print knit top, Saffees, Sharon pierced. People say Young brand, $79; Glasses I look like … frames, Bebe, $200. Loretta Lynn.

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Matt Tornow Age: 26 Relationship Status: Engaged Hometown: Minneapolis Time in Lawrence: 10 years Occupation: Restaurant and Bar Manager at the Eldridge Dream Job: Owning my own restaurant or running a hotel in a tropical location What were you doing when scouted? Working at the Eldridge. How would you describe your style? Modern classic. Current favorite fashion trends: Fun dress socks, and pairing sock color with shirt color. Fashion trends you hate: Obnoxious boots. Fashion influences: Don Draper of “Mad Men.” What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Oldfashioned yellow rain jackets and boots. Less of? ’70s- CLOTHING DETAILS: Black style jumpers leather shoes, Michael not worn well. Shannon, $70; gray slacks, People say Kohl’s, $50; burgundy button-up, Kohl’s, $20; I look like … Charlie from “It’s striped tie, JC Penney, $15; Always Sunny in tie clip, Kohl’s, $10; black leather belt, Kohl’s, $25. Philadelphia.” Tell us a secret! People who come to the Eldridge know fashion.

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LAWRENCE AUTHOR LOUISE KRUG is pictured with her 6-month-old daughter, Olive. Krug’s memoir, “Louise: Amended,” deals with the struggles both she and her family experienced after a cavernous angioma was removed from her brain stem in 2005. Her husband, Nick, is a photographer for the Lawrence Journal-World.

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Nearly seven years ago, at age 22, Lawrence resident Louise Krug suffered from a brain bleed that caused weakness, dizziness, headaches and difficulty with hearing and vision. “It just happened out of the blue — kind of like a stroke,” she said. She had just graduated from Kansas University with a journalism degree and was pursuing her dreams in California with her boyfriend. She had done some freelance work and was set to begin her first day as a reporter for the Ventura County Star. Instead, she ended up in a hospital emergency room. The next four years would be filled with doctors’ appointments, tests, surgeries and a lot of therapy. She would relearn how to bathe, eat, walk and talk.

Book signings Lawrence resident Louise Krug’s book, “Louise: Amended,” is available at The Raven bookstore, 6 E. Seventh St., for $14. It will be released nationally April 17 and can be pre-ordered online at Amazon.com and other national book retailers. Krug will have a book signing at 7 p.m. April 13 at The Raven. A book signing also is planned for 7 p.m. April 5 in Wichita at Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas Ave. Krug also will be answering readers’ questions during an online chat at 2 p.m. Wednesday on WellCommons. com. Questions can be submitted at any time at WellCommons/chats.

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riting these columns is my attempt to spark interest and expand your knowledge of photography. Unfortunately, it’s a one-way conversation. If your main photography instruction and insight is coming from this or other solitary sources like books, magazines etc., I encourage you to explore other avenues of photo education. I recently spoke at the Law-

rence Photo Alliance and it reinforced the idea that the best way to learn about the craft of photography is to discuss, debate and share images with like-minded people. Here are some ways to engage with other photographers in the area. The Lawrence Photo Alliance welcomes all levels of photographers and meets monthly, usually on the first Tuesday of the month at the

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Tribeca festival to feature Polley, Delpy films NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Polley, Julie Delpy and Michael Winterbottom will bring films to this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The festival announced the second half of its slate on Thursday. After earlier announcing its films in competition, this batch collects the films that will play in Tribeca’s Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as its ESPN-sponsored sports festival. Delpy’s “2 Days in New York” is a follow-up to her “2 Days in Paris.” In the comedy, Delpy stars with Chris Rock as a New York couple with visiting family

Michael Winterbottom’s “Trishna” is an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the d’Urbervilles.” from Paris. Polley’s “Take This Waltz” is the Canadian actress’ follow-up to her debut, “Away From Her.” It stars Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen as a married couple stressed by the temptation of an affair. Winterbottom’s “Trishna” is an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the d’Urbervilles.” It stars Freida Pinto. Winterbot-

tom, the director of “The Trip” and “24 Hour Party People,” previously adapted Laurence Sterne’s “Tristram Shandy” in a deconstructed comedy. The directors of the Oscarnominated “Persepolis,” Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, will present their “Chicken With Plums,” a French-language film starring Mathieu Amalric as a violin player in 1950s Tehran. Starring in other Tribeca selections are: Maggie Gyllenhaal (“Hysteria”), Greta Gerwig (“Lola Versus”), John Hawkes (“The Playroom”), Salma Hayek (“As

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The experience is the subject of her new book, “Louise: Amended,” which will be released nationally April 17. The book is now available locally at The Raven bookstore, 8 E. Seventh St. !!!

Krug discusses her book between sips of bottled water and a latte during an afternoon interview in her office on the third floor of KU’s Wescoe Hall. S h e ’ s now 29 and pursuing a doctorate in creative writing while she teaches writing and literature c o u r s e s Krug part time. She’s also married and a new mom. A framed picture of her 6-month-old daughter, Olive, in a swing and smiling from ear to ear, sits on her desk near a lamp. If there’s a second book, she says motherhood likely will be the subject. “I can’t see how it would be about anything else,” she said, smiling. “My life right now is so much around being a mom.” !!!

Krug began working on “Louise: Amended” three years ago as part of her thesis for a master’s degree in fine arts. She credits her thesis adviser, Deb Olin Unferth, for helping her land the book deal. Olin Unferth had moved to the East Coast and attended a party where she bumped into a friend of a friend who was starting a small press in Brooklyn, N.Y. Krug emailed a copy of her 140-page thesis and soon she had an editor and publisher. “I wish I had some great publishing advice, but honestly I don’t,” she said. “I was kind of lucky, I guess.” The 192-page book is written in three parts: before, during and after her brain surgery. But it’s not just about her health. It’s also about relationships. The book is told from rotating points of view, including her mother’s, father’s, brother’s and boyfriend’s. Page 40 — When Claude gets under the covers he feels angry at Louise for being just a body to sleep next to, nothing else, then feels bad for his anger. He tells Louise he loves her, but she must be asleep, because there is no reply. To get those views, she said she made frequent calls and asked a lot of questions: How did you feel after waiting for nine hours during the first surgery and it didn’t work? How did you feel when I was bitchy for an entire summer? She said she hopes she didn’t hurt any feelings in writing the book and that portrayals were accurate. “They’re all still talking to me, so that’s a good sign,” she said. Her mother, Susan Lynn, whose name is Janet in the book, said she thought Krug did a good job of capturing her con-

cerns as a parent. She also learned a bit about herself. “I always thought I was kind of a hip dresser until she pointed out that I really do wear Birkenstocks every day,” Lynn said, laughing, during a telephone interview. Lynn, who is publisher and editor of The Iola Register, described Krug’s honesty as refreshing. “I think it’s insightful to the human character and she Louise Krug’s memoir will be doesn’t let herself off the released nationally April 17. hook,” she said. Page 181 —The bedroom is the same dark mess of purple sheets and a mattress, and I remember lying there, day after day, after returning from the Los Angeles hospital. One of my friends finds me in the bedroom closet and stops me from pulling all of the buttons off Claude’s shirts. I don’t have Nick. I don’t have Claude. I don’t have anything but my own self-pity. No, I tell myself. Don’t. For the book cover, Krug chose a pamphlet that she had received during treatment for facial paralysis at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The pamphlet has pictures of a woman doing facial exercises. As for the title, she knew she wanted something short and easy to remember. “The title was so, so hard,” she said. “We went through so many titles and we almost called it something else, but I can’t remember what we almost called it. You are still never sure of whether you got it right or not.” She said the toughest part of writing the book was revisiting painful memories again and again.

was a baby? Krug had a cavernous malformation, or a cluster of abnormal vessels, the size of a marble in her brain stem, the area that controls vital functions such as swallowing and breathing. A neurosurgeon in California said the malformation needed to be removed but the procedure was too risky for him to perform. The family found a surgeon at The Mayo Clinic and the first attempt to remove the mass on April Fool’s Day didn’t work, so they tried a couple of days later and got it. But the surgery left Krug with disabilities including paralysis. “I think psychologically for Louise and for all of us, it was a disappointment,” Lynn said. “I mean, ‘Yes, you are grateful that your daughter has survived the surgery.’ But, we all hoped the surgery would make everything perfect or better again.”

Page 103 — I start out crawling. My physical therapist, who is handsome and Scottish, lifts me out of the wheelchair and onto the rehab gym’s mat. He helps me get into a position I remember from Pilates mat class, on !!! my hands and knees. He Krug suffered brain gets on the floor beside me bleeds as a child and as a and tells me to do what he teenager. The first came does. We crawl. when she was in fourth grade. She would suffer Krug went through six temporary vision probmonths of intense physical lems and headaches but therapy. After three weeks would quickly recover. at The Mayo Clinic, she Krug’s mother said docmoved back to her hometors didn’t want to opertown in Michigan with her ate and led them to befather and stepmother and lieve that it eventually continued therapy. Then would just cauterize itself she announced she would because with each succesbe returning to Lawrence sive episode there seemed to pursue a master’s deto be fewer symptoms that gree. wouldn’t last as long. “I think she tried to do “Her last bleed hapthings too soon like movpened when she was in ing back to Lawrence, but high school and then she then I think it was that went all through college determination that has with nothing and so we helped her survive,” her just thought, ‘Wow, she’s mother said. “Had she really out of the woods,’” played the role of a victim, Lynn said. “But, it wasn’t she wouldn’t have overto be.” come a lot of the things Krug’s condition conthat she has.” tinued to decline in the days following her ER visit !!! in California. She couldn’t Krug’s last surgeries stand noise or light and were in 2006 and 2007 at suffered headaches in adKansas University Hospidition to the paralysis. Her tal, where doctors tried to mother remembers crawlhelp straighten her waning into bed with her and dering left eye and help holding her, telling her evher regain some moveerything was going to be ment on the left side of OK, although deep inside her face. she, too, was terrified. Page 35 — Janet knows she had done something wrong. She should have worried about Louise more. She didn’t call Louise for a week after she moved to California — she had wanted Louise to feel grown-up. Maybe she fed Louise bad foods when she

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“All of this stuff never works as well as expected, but it did make things better,” she said. Because of the facial paralysis, she can’t blink or close her left eye, so her eyelid is sewn partially shut to help keep her cornea moist. Krug has a prism in the left lens of her glasses that helps correct the double vision, but it’s still there, she said. “It’s funny because I’m a writer and a reader and that’s what I do all day long, but you just learn to focus on one if you are seeing two lines.” She has partial paralysis in her right foot that makes it difficult for her to walk and keep shoes on. She also has trouble using her right hand for simple tasks like drinking or typing. Fortunately, she said she’s always been lefthanded. Today, she can look at the bright side of things,

but that wasn’t always the case. Page 128 — I will not be talked into smiling for pictures — the asymmetry is too awful. The only way I tolerate being in a photo is wearing my sunglasses, staring expressionlessly at the camera, my mouth a straight line, waiting for it all to be over. “I lay it all out there,” she said. “I include a lot of potentially embarrassing stuff about myself and I don’t cast myself in the most flattering light, so I hope people don’t misunderstand what I’m trying to say.” Her hope is that people realize it is possible to lead a happy life but wish that things were different. That it’s OK to want to be beautiful although it’s not supposed to matter. — Health reporter Karrey Britt can be reached at 832-7190.

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verse, and I visited with photographers working on everything from blackand-white film street photography to colorful High Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery. For more info go to www.lawrencephotoalliance.org/ In Baldwin City there is the Photographic Arts Guild. It has a meeting a 2 p.m. today at the Lumberyard Arts Center in downtown Baldwin. The guest speaker will be Lawrence photographer Earl Richardson, who’s had newspaper careers at the Kansas City Star, Topeka Capitol Journal and the Journal-World. Contact Wayne at wayne@delanciegalleries.com for more info. On April 11, in Lawrence, Randy Olson, a National Geographic photographer, will speak at the Hallmark Design Symposium. The event is free and open to the public. It will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room 3139 at Wescoe Hall on the KU campus in Lawrence. I would also recommend a road trip into the Flint Hills for some spring photography and a visit to the wonderful Small World Gallery in Lindsborg. National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson and his wife Kathy own and operate the gallery, and Jim’s photographs and Kathy’s jewelry are always on display. Check out their website at http://web.me.com/ jrichardson4754/Site/ Small_World.html If Richardson is not traveling the world for the Geographic, you might get lucky and catch him at the gallery.


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Morrison, Ford, Vargas Llosa all have new novels

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Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended March 3, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.

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It may be impossible for an author to achieve more acclaim than Toni Morrison, now 81, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993. Her work is “characterized by visionary Claudia Alterman, force and poetic import,” bartender, the Nobel Committee Lawrence “Travel guides for China. wrote, and we’ll get more I’m going, hopefully within of it May 8, when her 10th novel is published. a month, for fun and to “Home” is the story of an teach English.” angry African-American veteran of the Korean War who returns unhappily to the Georgia community where he was raised. She’s not the only Nobel Prize winner returning to shelves. “The Dream of the Celt,” the first novel by Mario Vargas Llosa since his 2010 Nobel win, arrives in June. It tells the story of Irish nationalist Roger Brad Wertz, Casement, a human postal worker, rights campaigner executLawrence ed in 1916. “‘Winston’s War’ by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Dobbs.” Richard Ford also returns in May. Ford’s “Canada,” set in the early 1960s, tells of a teenage boy unmoored by his parents’ arrest for robbery who eventually makes his way to Saskatchewan. Amid a stunning landscape, it is, the publisher promises, a story “of revenge and violent retribution.” Something like that hits film screens this month when the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestAnna Randal, selling young adult novel 3-year-old, “The Hunger Games” arLawrence “ABCs book.”

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rives. For the next, best entry into the crowded future-dystopia teen novel genre, look for “Starters” by Lissa Price next week. Coming-of-age stories have often provided fertile literary ground; Lauren Groff mines the topic this month in “Arcadia.” It’s rural New York in the 1970s, and young Bit is a son growing up in an idealistic, imperfect commune. It shares a literary lightness with “The Beginner’s Goodbye,” the latest novel from bestselling author Anne Tyler, in which

a longtime spouse’s death is not the end you’d expect. Tyler’s book arrives April 3, the same day as Joseph Wambaugh’s “Harbor Nocturne,” a mystery that stars a seedy corner of San Pedro with appearances by the author’s “Hollywood Station” crew. It’s also the release date for “Driven” by James Sallis, a sequel to “Drive,” which was given the feature film treatment starring Ryan Gosling last year. Hari Kunzru’s incisive intellect is at play in

“Gods Without Men,” a novel that arrives Tuesday about a boy missing in the Southern California desert and his parents’ search for him, which is also about chaos and trickery and belief. Novelist Jonathan Franzen (“Freedom”) takes a turn toward nonfiction with a collection of essays, “Farther Away,” out April 24; regular readers of the New Yorker will find some of them familiar. Not to be missed is the latest from biographer Robert Caro, who has a National Book Award and two Pulitzer Prizes on his shelf. This spring sees the publication of the fourth volume of his monumental biography of Lyndon B. Johnson. Coming May 8, “The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson” encompasses Johnson’s battle with John F. Kennedy for the 1960 Democratic nomination, his tenure as vice president, and his ascension to the presidency after JFK’s assassination. If Johnson’s story stopped here, it would have a happy ending.

1. “Lone Wolf.” Jodi Picoult. Atria, $25. 2. “Victims.” Jonathan Kellerman. Ballantine, $28. 3. “Kill Shot.” Vince Flynn. Atria, $27.99. 4. “Celebrity in Death.” J.D. Robb. Putnam, $27.95. 5. “Private Games.” James Patterson & Mark Sullivan. Little, Brown, $27.99. 6. “The Wolf Gift.” Anne Rice. Knopf, $25.95. 7. “Defending Jacob.” William Landay. Delacorte, $26. 8. “Cinnamon Roll Murder.” Joanne Fluke. Kensington, $24. 9. “A Perfect Blood.” Kim Harrison. Harper Voyager, $26.99. 10. “I’ve Got Your Number.” Sophie Kinsella. Dial, $26.

Nonfiction 1. “American Sniper.” Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen & Jim DeFelice. Morrow, $26.99. 2. “The Blood Sugar Solution.” Mark Hyman, M.D. Little, Brown, $27.99. 3. “Killing Lincoln.” Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard. Holt, $28. 4. “The Power of Habit.” Charles Duhigg. Random House, $28. 5. “The End of Illness.” David Agus, M.D. Free Press, $26. 6. “Steve Jobs.” Walter Isaacson. Simon & Schuster, $35. 7. “Becoming China’s Bitch.” Peter D. Kiernan. Turner, $27.95. 8. “Wishes Fulfilled.” Wayne W. Dyer. Hay House, $24.95. 9. “Indivisible.” James Robison & Jay W. Richards. FaithWords, $21.99. 10. “Let It Go.” T.D. Jakes. Atria, $25.

The payoff is belated in Anne Rice’s ‘Wolf Gift’ By Nick Owchar Los Angeles Times

Kristine Schnebly, stay-at-home mom, Eudora “‘The Little Russian’ by Susan Sherman.”

Christopher Rogers, KU Biological Survey employee, Lawrence “I’m picking up books on the natural history of Thailand. I’ll be there for a conference this summer.”

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How’s your back feeling? Sore? If you want a deep-tissue massage, forget the spa. What you need is a good bite from a werewolf. As one discovers in Anne Rice’s novel “The Wolf Gift,” the shift from human to wolf and back again is like a really sexy shiatsu session: “He felt it ... in the millions of hair follicles covering his body. And there was the sharp contraction in his stomach, not painful. ... He staggered into the bedroom and fell across the bed.”

After a long day at work, that sounds pretty good. The werewolf change — in most movies and books — is usually presented as torture. It’s as if the person is strapped to an invisible, medieval rack and is slowly being pulled apart. But Anne Rice’s “The Wolf Gift” offers a sensually charged vision of this supernatural creature that, despite the book’s frequent silliness, still manages to tap into a key interest of Rice’s: the lives of outsiders. Vampires fit this category — their blood lust and immortality push them beyond the human race that obsesses them — but they’re not the only

Book shines light on Victorian mysteries McClatchy Newspapers

An excellent collection of short stories culled from the 19th-century popular press, “The Dead Witness” by Michael Sims shines a light on long-forgotten “mystery” writers such as Wilkie Collins, Alexandre Dumas Sr., Charles Dickens and Mark Twain. These authors, better known for their other writings, and others, created a fiction genre that continues to be overwhelmingly popular. “In the long view of history, detectives are a recent phenomenon. Crime is not,” Sims says. He introduces his history of detective fiction starting with two biblical stories from the Book of Daniel then skipping through time to 1740s France and Voltaire. Fi-

nally, in 1841, you reach a familiar name: Edgar Allan Poe and his classic story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.” “The Dead Witness” starts with “The Secret Cell” from 1837, a tale of an inheritance, a missing daughter and a laundress. Sims points out that that was the year Victoria became queen and therefore a good starting point for this collection. For each story, Sims provides the writer’s historical and social context. For example, Australian Mary Fortune wrote the first detective story by a woman in 1866. She suffered the fate of many female authors: a genderless pen name, W.W. Her gender wasn’t discovered for nearly 100 years and her first collection of stories was published in 1989.

ones. Many of Rice’s other works have examined the lives of people on the periphery of their societies: the castrati (“Cry to Heaven”), the quadroons and other mixed-race peoples of 19th-century Louisiana (“The Feast of All Saints”), even Jesus struggling with the prophecy about him (the “Christ the Lord” series), to name a few. Now enters “The Wolf Gift’s” Reuben Golding, and he easily falls into this company. In fact, Golding fits in well before his lupine transformation ever takes place. Why? Because he’s a 23-year-old college grad. Like many kids fresh out

of school, he has no sense of purpose, no direction. He doesn’t quite click with his girlfriend, a successful young attorney. He hasn’t locked into the marriagefamily-career track that most of us take. He’s outside of it all, observing. What’s more: He comes from an affluent family and has a trust fund, enabling him to dabble in journalism and dream of adventure from the safety of the Golding enclave on Russian Hill in San Francisco. Then he meets Marchent. She’s the beautiful niece of an archaeologist who vanished years before, leaving a secluded gothic mansion cluttered

with treasures on the Mendocino coast. Marchent wants it sold, and Reuben interviews her there for an article for the San Francisco Observer. It’s late in the second half of the book — after a series of adventures, involving a wolf showdown and treacherous Russian doctors — that hardboiled Rice fans finally get a little of what they’ve been waiting for. A taste of the lore and mythical strangeness she is known for. Rice does finally hit her unique, imaginative stride very late, but it will be a long wait for readers. For some, in fact, it will be much too long to wait.


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69 Old despots 71 Bribe 72 Med. plan 74 ___ kiss 75 St. Pete stadium, with “the” 77 She, in Siena 78 Her husband asked “…?” 83 Diplomat: Abbr. 84 “Home away from home” grp. 85 Halftime staples 86 Game cry 87 One whose star is dimmed 90 Hit sign 91 Places to find people lying 95 Then he asked “Or …?” 99 Dr. Jekyll creator’s monogram 100 Single 101 Botanical balm 102 Word with free or bound 103 Average 104 Architect Saarinen 106 Reminder of a sort 107 Have 108 ___ dixit 109 The woman replied “…” 115 Terse denial 116 Sci-fi film with an android named Ash 117 “What am ___ do?” 118 “As good as done” 119 L.A. hours 120 Man with a mission, maybe 121 Go-ahead 122 Serenaded Down 1 Single, say 2 Perfect example 3 Skillful reasoner

4 Bernese ___ 5 Mid 11th-century year 6 Long stretch 7 Like Steve Jobs, e.g. 8 Blockhead 9 Grazing ground 10 Maryland, once 11 Skagway locale 12 Blogger’s bit 13 They make 39-Down: Abbr. 14 Courtroom words 15 Gaping mouths 16 Gil ___, original lead role on “CSI” 17 Winner of 2009’s Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Precious” 22 Places to relax 24 Underwater breathing aids 25 Smooth finish 26 Quick end to a boxing match? 32 Mazda roadster 33 Pilgrims John and Priscilla 34 Comedian Smirnoff 35 It’s a wrap 36 Toe woe 39 They sometimes divide neighborhoods 40 Some royalties 41 Printing problem 42 Baseball manager Ned 47 Grab bag 48 Make some waves 49 Obsessed about 51 With no warmth 52 Deep border lake 53 Board that’s disposable 54 Sported 55 Alcohol producer 56 Dinghy duo 57 ___ Minor 58 Lacking depth, in brief 59 Cairo’s river

65 Bowling ball feature 67 Titan’s place 68 Portfolio options, for short 70 Beach debris also known as rockweed 73 Comic British character who rarely speaks 76 J.F.K. transport 79 Hops dryer 80 Petunia Dursley, to Harry Potter 81 Raymond’s mother on “Everybody Loves Raymond” 82 Christmas decoration 87 Toboggan ride’s starting point 88 Stat for Steve Nash 89 When to tour Tours? 90 Like 14-Down 91 Knievel feat 92 Lacing (into) 93 Perturbed 94 Sign off on 96 Virus carrier, maybe 97 Musical star Paige who played the original Evita 98 1994 biopic 99 Pull (in) 105 Let out 106 Declined a bit 107 ___ von Bismarck 108 Game cry 110 Select 111 ___ française 112 Game cry 113 How-dos 114 Australian runner

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UNITED FEATURE SUNDAY CROSSWORD Across 1 Reads quickly 6 Felt optimistic 11 Twangy 16 Wobbled, as a rocket 21 Prickle 22 Clear the slate 23 Peron sobriquet 24 Serviceable 25 Math proportion 26 Polyester partner 27 Egypt’s Anwar — 28 Diver’s hazard 29 Wanted-poster abbr. 30 Shore up 32 Proof of ownership 34 Tiny village 36 Fond desire 38 Glasgow or Burstyn 40 Stingy 42 Playwright Oscar — 43 Recital piece 45 UFO passenger 47 Some pumps 49 Moves laboriously 52 Engender 53 Beatles drummer 54 Okla. neighbor 57 Robed vocalists 58 Apple peeler 59 Pottery fragment 60 Cogito — sum 61 Burr or Spelling 62 Floors for good 63 Viennese dessert 64 S’il vous — 65 “Put a — on it!” 66 Yellowish 68 Free-for-all 69 Repress 70 What the gunslinger did 72 “Instead of” word 73 Played in the kiddie pool 74 Showed surprise

75 Correct a text 77 Minds 78 City in India 79 Emit, as light 82 Gosh! 83 “The Aeneid,” e.g. 84 Vegan protein source 88 Baffling thing 89 Exhilarating 90 Rough fabric 92 “Willard” sequel 93 Foofaraw (hyph.) 94 Swimming holes 95 Fringe benefits 96 Golf-bag contents 98 Mixes in 99 Traffic jammers 100 James Whitcomb — 101 Raw wool 102 Winged insect 103 Ship of 1492 104 Bandleader Count — 105 Window-shopper 106 Chapter and — 107 Seaweed 108 Groovy! 109 Public tiff 111 Vicious elephant 113 Full of suds 115 El — (ocean current) 119 Horseshoe Falls locale 121 Parade features 123 Entertain 125 Atlantic fish 126 Exit ramp sight 127 Bonnie of the blues 129 Comes to 131 Steer clear of 133 Say hi 134 Camel driver’s command 135 Astaire sister 136 Shampoo-bottle word 137 Festive 138 Disrespectful 139 Broadway awards 140 Hologram maker

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THE PBR BOOK CLUB MEETS MONDAY at the Eighth Street Taproom to discuss the club’s latest pick, Gary Shteyngart’s “Absurdistan.”

The PBR Book Club: ‘It’s about hanging out with smart people in a non-stuffy way’ Alex Garrison acgarrison@ljworld.com

A heavy, heady argument breaks out in the Eighth Street Taproom on a Monday night. It may be the vodka shots kicking in, or the Pabst Blue Ribbon imbibed before it, but something’s got this group of seven whipped into a debate. The exact topics of the discussion float around the barroom floor as each person pipes in his or her two cents. Questions get passed back and forth like the pirogies these readers heartily share: Is main character Misha really in love? Does anyone now feel a little ‘bad’ for being so Western? Is it all satirical or are there some truths to be gained from the land of Absurdistan? Does Gary Shteyngart suffer from some sort of penis envy? This meeting — with hearty debate, drinks and lots of laughs — is typical for this book club. It’s not, after all, your grandmother’s book club. It’s the PBR Book Club. It started largely as a joke on Twitter last September, four books ago. Richard Noggle, a Kansas University lecturer and Rachel Smalter Hall, an adult services librarian at the Lawrence Public Library, got it going after fellow Lawrencians displayed a serious interest. Now the group picks a book — February’s was Shteyngart’s “Absurdistan” — and then meets at an appropriately hipster locale to discuss. They’re all very active on Twitter, using the hashtag #pbrbookclub to keep discussions going — spoilers allowed only with warning, and also work on a collaborative blog during their reading (pbrbookclub. blogspot.com). Through their social media savvy they have even had interactions with several of their authors. The “Absurdistan” meeting attracted seven members — one, Karen Matheis, made the drive from Johnson County — but the online interactions garner many more. Members revel in their hipster label. They come from different backgrounds and ages. The group deploys a selfmockery about its literary (and drinking) interests that participants seem to enjoy making fun of. They’re at the same time picking astute literary fiction to read — and the apparent hipster drink of choice to brand themselves with — and open to anyone who wants to join. It’s about laughing at elitism while having fun within what at least looks like its bounds. “It’s about hanging out with smart people in a non-stuffy way,” Noggle says in an interview in the Bourgeois Pig. Smalter Hall says she’s

SHOTS OF VODKA were on hand at the Eighth Street Tap Room as the PBR Book Club discussed “Absurdistan,” a novel set in Russia.

Next selection The PBR Book Club has picked Miranda July’s short story collection “No One Belongs Here More than You” for March and invites anyone to join along. The club plans to meet April 2 at the Eighth Street Taproom, 801 N.H.

RACHEL SMALTER HALL, discussing “Absurdistan” at the book club’s recent meeting, says she’s often looked to as the librarian to lead discussion and provide “book club order.” often looked to as the librarian to lead discussion and provide “book club order.” She’s happy to do it, she says, because she often leads more traditional book clubs and appreciates the organic nature that this one has. “We joke that we’ve got people more interested in reading because we brought beer to the table,” says Smalter Hall, who’s affectionately called “Nanners” at the meeting after her “Librarian in a Banana Suit” blog. “This is different but it’s still about the great things book clubs can do for people — readers still want to talk about what they’re engaged with.” Member Steve Dahlberg joined via Twitter and says he was attracted to the “meta discussion” that took place online and in person. Now he’s hooked, having read most of the group’s selected books. Some he liked, others not so much. But he loves the discussion, he says, and just the hanging-

out-style fun of getting together with other readers. “This is the antithesis to the stuffy New York-type literary groups that are popular now,” he says. With its social media presence going strong, the club has picked a new book for March and invites anyone to join along. It’s Miranda July’s short story collection “No One Belongs Here More than You,” and they plan to meet April 2 at the Taproom, 801 N.H. They’ve already picked their April selection, too, a mixed media book called “A Very Minor Proverb.” Its publisher contacted the group and has set up a Skype date with the author when it comes time to meet — “because it has something to do with PBR,” Noggle says. So their drinking and reading — and blogging — will continue with just as much joking and seriousness as it began. But there’s one more thing, member Courtney Shipley says from the March meeting about this article. “Make sure we come off as really pretentious.” And the group erupts in a laugh.

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE — Researchers have pieced together what’s believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-by-5mile Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 years ago when the superliner hit an iceberg, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic and became a legend. Marks on the muddy ocean bottom suggest, for instance, that the stern rotated like a helicopter blade as the ship sank, rather than plunging straight down, researchers told The Associated Press. An expedition team used sonar imaging and more than 100,000 photos taken from underwater robots to create the map, which shows where hundreds of objects and pieces of the presumedunsinkable vessel landed after striking an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people. Explorers of the Titanic, which sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, have known for more than 25 years where the bow and stern landed after the vessel struck an iceberg. But previous maps of the floor around the wreckage were incomplete, said Parks Stephenson, a Titanic historian who consulted on the 2010 expedition. Studying the site with old maps was like trying to navigate a dark room with a weak flashlight. “With the sonar map, it’s like suddenly the entire room lit up and you can go from room to room with a magnifying glass and document it,” he said. “Nothing like this has ever been done for the Titanic site.” The mapping took place in the summer of 2010 during an expedition to the Titanic led by RMS Titanic Inc., the legal custodian of the wreck, along with

Titanic artifacts on display in K.C. “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” is on display at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo., through Sept. 3. The show features nearly 300 authentic artifacts recovered on seven research expeditions since the ship’s discovery in 1985. April 15 is the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s sinking. Regular Hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Monday. Union Station will be open daily during Spring Break, March 12-25. Admission prices are $19.12 adults; $16.12 senior/ military/students/children; $10 Union Station members. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth, Mass., and the Waitt Institute of La Jolla, Calif. They were joined by the cable History channel and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Park Service is involved in the mapping. Details on the new findings at the bottom of the ocean are not being revealed yet, but the network will air them in a two-hour documentary on April 15, exactly 100 years after the Titanic sank. The expedition team ran two independently self-controlled robots known as autonomous underwater vehicles along the ocean bottom day and night. The torpedoshaped AUVs surveyed the site with side-scan sonar, moving at a little more than 3 miles per hour as they traversed back and forth in a grid along the bottom, said Paul-Henry Nargeolet, the expedition’s co-leader with RMS Titanic Inc. Dave Gallo from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was the other co-leader. The AUVs also took high-resolution photos — 130,000 of them in all — of a smaller 2-by-3-mile area where most of the debris was concentrated. The photos were stitched together on a computer to provide a detailed photo mosaic of the debris. The result is a map that looks something like the moon’s surface showing

debris scattered across the ocean floor well beyond the large bow and stern sections that rest about half a mile apart. The map provides a forensic tool with which scientists can examine the wreck site much the way an airplane wreck would be investigated on land, Nargeolet said. For instance, the evidence that the stern rotated is based on the marks on the ocean floor to its west and the fact that virtually all the debris is found to the east. “When you look at the sonar map, you can see exactly what happened,” said Nargeolet, who has been on six Titanic expeditions, the first in 1987. The first mapping of the Titanic wreck site began after it was discovered in 1985, using photos taken with cameras aboard a remotely controlled vehicle that didn’t venture far from the bow and stern. The mapping over the years has improved as explorers have built upon previous efforts in piecemeal fashion, said Charlie Pellegrino, a Titanic explorer who was not involved in the 2010 expedition. But this is the first time a map of the entire debris field has looked at every square inch in an orderly approach, he said. “This is quite a significant map,” he said. “It’s quite a significant advance in the technology and the way it’s done.”

How do you celebrate Lent? Season is time for personal, communal reflection The Rev. Rob Baldwin, pastor, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.: I am doing things both on an individual level and with the church. On Wednesday evenings I am leading a discussion group on the topic of grace, the gift of love and salvation that we received from God in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As part of the study, every participant (myself included) is invited daily

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to read a passage of Scripture, reflect and pray about it, and then write in a journal about their

reflections. The journal doesn’t have to be something regimented — you can draw, write poetry or just jot down random words that come to you. At each weekly session

we gather to worship, share a meal and then selectively share our journaling with the rest of the class. The goal is to learn to be able to listen to God as a daily part of our faith, and to grow in our understanding of the transformational nature of God’s love for the world as best revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. — Send email to Rob Baldwin at rb@ trinitylawrence.org.

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Give some things up, add other things in

Charles Gruber, member, Oread Friends Meeting, 1146 Ore.: — Reporter Alex Garrison can be Lent, according to some reached at 832-7261. Follow her texts, is as much about adat Twitter.com/alex_garrison dition as subtraction. I like the idea of the PIES model (physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual). Physically, even though I’ve been a sugar junkie for most of my 67 years, I have given up sugar for Lent (this is a harder subtraction than I expected). Intellectually, I am reading texts and querying many people from different paths about their understanding of Lent (addition). Emotionally, I have given up the pracSTEVE DAHLBERG listens to Courtney Shipley comment about tice of cursing drivers on the road who make me a certain paragraph in the novel “Absurdistan” during the unhappy, blessing them recent meeting of the PBR Book Club. instead (subtraction, addi-

tion). Spiritually, in my prayers and meditations, I have been seeking a satisfactory avenue Gruber for activating the mindfulness and thankfulness that seem to be the central foci for Lent (addition). I am struck about my cravings for sugar. All day, every day. I am using the arising of craving to remind me to be mindful. All day, every day. For this I am thankful. I am amazed at the variety of approaches to Lent that friends and family and different texts take. They span the gamut from privation to il-

lumination. For this I am thankful. I have been embracing the opportunity every day to bless other drivers rather than curse them. Extrapolating this to my other activities leads me to a fine definition of compassion. For this I am thankful. Bringing awareness to all of my behaviors allows me to be aware of the conscious and unconscious choices I make, moment to moment. This allows me to embrace abundance rather than privation. I give up my sense of privation in celebration of the Lenten season. For this I am thankful. — Send email to Charles Gruber at cgruber@cgruber.com.


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LAWRENCE RESIDENT JUDY CHADWICK is pictured Wednesday with an orchid she got in August 2011. She keeps the orchid in a shaded south window.

Orchids provide long-lasting blooms and beauty

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hen Judy Chadwick picked up a Phalaenopsis orchid last August at a local retailer, she was not expecting it to still be blooming seven months later. With the right amount of light, good watering practices, and a little tender loving care, however, Chadwick’s orchid is providing long-lasting enjoyment. Phalaenopsis orchid blooms normally last 80 to 120 days. This variety of orchid produces leaves in a rosette near the soil surface with blooms produced on long stems. Phalaenopsis orchids are the most common orchids found for sale in our area and are what most people think of when they think of orchids, although there are many other varieties available. Sometimes when the blossoms drop, the flower stem dies back to a node and produces a secondary stem with additional blossoms. Typically the second bloom has fewer individual blossoms than the first bloom but is just as beautiful. Part of Chadwick’s success was starting with a plant with two flower stems, both of which produced secondary stems to lengthen bloom time. “I just think it’s beautiful,”

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Chadwick says. “I had no idea it would bloom for so long.” Chadwick keeps her orchid in a shaded south window, an ideal location for this variety of orchid. The plants prefer bright, indirect light, such as an east window or shaded south or west window like Chadwick’s. Mature trees in the back yard produce the shade in this case. Artificial lighting could also be used. Proper watering is another key factor to prolonging blooms for Phalaenopsis orchids. Chadwick does not water on a regular schedule; instead, she checks the moisture level regularly. “I try to look at it a few times a week, and if the wood

Phalaenopsis orchid blooms normally last 80 to 120 days. chips are dry, I water,” she says. The wood chips Chadwick are referring to are part of the soilless potting mix in which the plant is growing. Ideally, this variety of orchid is watered this way so that the potting mix does not completely dry but also is not saturated constantly. Watering might be needed in as few as two days or as many as 10, depending on temperature and humidity.

Chadwick’s orchid is in a pot with drain holes set inside of pot without drain holes. This method is common with orchids and other houseplants. If growing houseplants with this pot-in-pot method, take care to make sure water does not sit between the two pots, as it can result in root tips sitting in water and lead to disease. Chadwick says she does fertilize the plant with a commercial liquid houseplant fertilizer and follows the label instructions. This is ideal for orchids. Fertilizer rates can often be reduced in winter. Temperature is also important for Phalaenopsis orchids and should be maintained at 70 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and above 60 degrees at night. Chadwick’s south windows provide some additional warmth for the plants. Fluctuating temperatures shorten bloom time and blossom life. The final key environmental factor affecting the Phalaenopsis orchids is humidity. Humidity is difficult to control but is best maintained between 50 and 80 percent. If Chadwick’s orchid finish-

es blooming later this spring, she may repot it using a mix recommended for orchids. Soilless potting mixes for orchids generally contain tree bark, fern fibers, sphagnum peat, charcoal, and/or perlite. Young Phalaenopsis orchids often need repotting annually although older plants may stay in the same pots for several years. Chadwick says she did not realize what a special orchid she was getting, but she was attracted to it because of the double flower stems. “It was two weeks before my wedding anniversary, and it seemed sort of symbolic. There were two stems and one plant, just like we are two people.” The other possibility? The orchid sits next to the piano where Chadwick conducts lessons. I think if I sat in her sunny window and listened to music all day, I would bloom too. More than likely, though, the long-lasting blossoms are a result of the great care Chadwick is giving her plant. — Jennifer Smith is the Horticulture Extension Agent for K-State Research and Extension in Douglas County. She can be reached at 843-7058.

Kovel’s Antiques: St. Pat’s decorations are sought after expensive. And most of them will be found not at auctions, but at ephemera shows, garage sales and flea markets. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

By Terry Kovel

St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in Ireland for more than a thousand years. The modern celebration on March 17 is a religious holiday in Ireland, with church in the morning, then a parade and dancing, eating and drinking later in the day. American collectors are beginning to look for decorations and memorabilia from St. Patrick’s Day, often to join their more popular Christmas and Halloween collectibles. Get started on a St. Patrick’s Day collection before it gains on the other holidays. Look for green, the holiday’s color. From about 1910 to 1930, holiday candy containers were made in Germany out of cardboard or composition. A green pig, an Irishman’s head topped by a traditional hat, and children dressed in Irish costumes were popular shapes.

THIS EMBOSSED gold-trimmed postcard has an IrishAmerican patriotic theme. The harp, shamrocks and green sleeve are traditional St Patrick’s Day symbols. There are many St. Patrick’s Day postcards from the 1910s and 1920s, too, and Avery Dennison and other companies made green crepe paper and cutouts for holiday tables. In the 1920s, the Japanese also made St Patrick’s Day memorabilia featuring the traditional shamrock, leprechaun and pipe. More recent holiday pieces in-

clude a red-haired Irish Madame Alexander doll, a green Fenton glass set of bears with bowties and shamrocks, and even a limited edition Longaberger basket. A 2005 Boston Red Sox green jersey, a Guinness T-shirt, a Franklin Mint sword and a Hamm’s beer stein all date from after the 1960s. Most of these items are still in-

lead poisoning. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s homepage (CPSC.gov) has a “Cribs” link that provides all the safety information you need. Some collectors use You recently wrote old cribs to hold dolls or about the dangers of us- stuffed animals. It is illeing old baby cribs. Can gal to sell old cribs. you explain? I have the one I slept in as a baby in My sister recently re1942. I have that crib set ceived an antique Gerup for my 10-month-old man “napkin plate.” It’s a granddaughter for naps. small majolica plate with a Is the crib safe? design in the center that Your old crib is not safe. looks just like a square Nearly every crib made folded napkin. When were before about 10 years ago these plates popular? is not safe. The problems Majolica napkin plates include slats that are too were made not only in far apart, which can trap Europe, but also in the a baby’s head. Slats should United States. They were be closer than 2 3/8 inches popular in the late 1800s apart. Drop sides can crash and were used to serve down and throw a stand- cake. Today the plates sell ing toddler onto the floor to collectors for prices or trap a baby against the ranging from $90 to $150. mattress. And many early cribs are covered in lead Back in 1968, I bought paint. A child chewing a grandfather clock for on the rails could swal- $275. The plywood cabilow paint chips and get net is 75 inches tall and 19

inches wide. It’s marked “F. Resch” inside and is also signed “Resch.” The brass ornaments on the case were made in Italy. What can you tell me? Your clock was made in Austria by Gebruder Resch (Resch Brothers), a clockmaking firm that operated in Vienna from 1862 to 1871, then in Ebensee, Austria, from 1871 to 1901. Its production peaked in the mid 1880s, when it made 12,000 to 15,000 clocks a year. Today your clock would sell for a price in the thousands. Keep it in good working order. Tip: Forged glass signatures, including Steuben, Quezal and Tiffany, are appearing on newer glass. Do not trust a signature. Be sure the glass is the proper shape and type to have been produced by the original factory. Some fake marks are written with a diamond-tipped drill; some are acid-stamped. All look real.


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Library Assistant The University of Kansas seeks a Library Assistant. Required qualifications: High School diploma or completion of G.E.D. equivalency and one year of experience in library work. KU seeks applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See http://www.provost. ku.edu/planning/ Complete application instruction, responsibilities, and deadlines can be found at: https://jobs.ku.edu position # 00007209 EO/AA Employer

Library Associate

HALLMARK FOOD SERVICE Senior Production Supervisor Ekdahl Dining Sun. - Wed. 10:30 AM - 9 PM $12.18 - $13.63/hr.

Full job description available online at: www.union.ku.edu/hr Applications available in the Human Resources Office 3rd Floor, Kansas Union 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard EOE Lawrence, KS

Marketing Coordinator

for Stephens Real Estate Responsibilities of this full time position include but are not limited to: • Coordination of weekly ad placement • Manage social media platform • Updating website content • Coordination of overall marketing allocations • General admin duties Strong interpersonal skills required. We offer competitive salary with benefits. To apply submit cover letter, resume, and references to: patmccandless @stephensre.com 785-841-4500

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The University of Kansas seeks a Library Associate. Required qualifications: High School diploma or completion of G.E.D. equivalency and three years of experience in library work. KU seeks applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See http://www.provost. ku.edu/planning/ Complete application instruction, responsibilities, and deadlines can be found at: https://jobs.ku.edu position # 00208741 EO/AA Employer

CSL Plasma

CSL Plasma is now hiring LPNs and Paramedics for our Full Time Medical Staff Associate position. Duties include donor suitability examinations, management of donor reactions, and donor & staff immunizations. Current license and CPR certification required. CSL Plasma offers a fast paced, fun working environment with great benefits including no overnight shifts! Interested applicants please apply online at cslplasma.com.

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FOUND, Female calico-like cat Sunday. Really sweet cat. I’m guessing 7 to 9 months old. Found near high school area in Bonner 913-915-7304

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

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KU Center for Research on Learning. Manage and coordinate projects. Required: Masters degree, 1 yr development, research or management of online instruction, 2 yrs K-12 or higher experience. Application deadline 3/21/12. For details & to apply to https://jobs.ku.edu. Search position 00068763. EO/AA

Seeking prof. & dependable assistant teacher who can make a long term commitment to our high quality preschool. Contact ksmontessori@yahoo.com

Automotive Service Manager

wanted for an immediate opening at Parks Motors of Augusta Kansas for the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership. Excellent base plus performance bonus with a leading dealership in the Wichita market (six figure potential for the right candidate). ADP system. Qualified candidates call John at 316-775-6365 or email resume to: john@parksmotors.com

Auctions **************** PUBLIC AUCTION Sun., Mar. 18, 10 am

Knights of Columbus Club

2206 East 23rd Street Lawrence, KS 66046

This will be an excellent auction with a variety of quality collectibles, glassware and more. Sale Bill is partial listing only, due to estate packed away and being shipped to us. Plan to attend!! See Complete Sale Bill and Photos at: www.dandlauctions.com

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Auctions RETIREMENT FARM AUCTION

Sat., Mar. 24 - 10AM 1509 N 1100 Road Lawrence, KS

Sellers: Leary Brothers Norman & Ralph Leary For sale bill/photos visit: www.FloryAndAssociates.com or call Jason Flory 785-979-2183

D & L Auctions

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Grant Specialist Research and Graduate Studies needs Grant Specialists to serve as administrative resources preparing and reviewing proposals from university researchers and faculty that are submitted to external sponsors for consideration of funding. Requires a bachelor’s degree or three years’ exp; one year exp interpreting contracts or similar documents. Application deadline 3/30/2012. For detailed position description and to apply go to https://jobs.ku.edu and search position #00067182. EO/AA.

Douglas County 10 - 50 acres, hilltop, wooded - Lecompton. Shawnee 6 acres in exclusive area 8 ac./sm. bldg. Forbes Field Osage County 7 - 80 acres 10 min. South of Topeka, farm Income Owner Carry Call Joe 785-633-5466

Auction Calendar ESTATE AUCTION Sun., Mar. 24th - 10AM 13586 South Adams Carbondale, KS CHARLES & LILA SHEPARD ESTATE Elston Auction Company Mark Elston 785-218-7851 www.KansasAuctions.net

ESTATE AUCTION Sun., Mar. 18th - 9:00AM 2110 Harper, Bldgs. 1 & 2 Lawrence, KS DONALD & SHARON MITCHELL ESTATE Elston Auction Company Mark Elston 785-218-7851 www.KansasAuctions.net

RETIREMENT FARM AUCTION Sat., Mar. 24, 2012, 10 AM 1509 N 1100 Road Lawrence, KS LEARY BROTHERS Flory Auction Service 785-979-2183 www.Floryandassociates.com

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Sun., Mar. 18, 9AM Dg. Co. Fairgrounds Bldg. 1 & 2 (Heated) 2110 Harper, Lawrence Coins & Jewelry 9AM - Morgan & Peace dollars; 2-1854 $20 Gold Tribute coins; Mint & Proof sets; Foreign currency; earrings; necklaces; 10K & 14K pieces; Purses (Gucci, Coach, Dooney & Bourke); King Ashley Carved French Pine BR suite; Thomasville leather couch & chair; Action Lane matching leather recliners; GE upright freezer; Stratford sectional couch; DR set; queen bed; king pine bedroom set; Sony 53 in. color projection T.V. ; Home Theater Active Speaker System; Kenwood stereo system ; NordicTrack 2800 treadmill; exercise equipment; retro chairs & lamps; MOST NIB Appliances: Masterbuilt electric Smokehouse, Char-Broil Stainless 4-burner grill, Hamilton Beach, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Presto, Oreck, General Electric; carnival & clear glass; Johnson guitar; 30+ knives: Frost & Chipaway Cutlery, Chisholm Trail; lawn & garden supplies; lg. amt. Craftsman tools; power & hand tools; other items too numerous to list! Scuba Gear Near New Condition: Minolta Underwater camera; Parkway & Scuba Pro wet suits; BARE hooded vest; Deep Sea insulated dive gloves; Scuba Pro: BC Rector, BC Ladyhawk, Dives Bag, Fins, Dive Boots; 2-Aladin Air Dive Computers; 2-Aqua Lung 1st & 2nd stage w/regulator & add on braided hose; weights: plain & rubber coater; 2-small knives; lg. knife; sm. light, 2- lg. lights

Auction Note: Most items are NIB or used very little!! Seller: Donald & Sharon Mitchell Estate Auc ctioneers: Mark Elston & Wayne Wischropp 785-594-0505 (Home) 785-218-7851 (Cell) “Serving your auction needs since 1994” Please visit us Online at: www.KansasAuctions.net for pics & complete listing!

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Grant Specialist Research and Graduate Studies needs Grant Specialists to serve as administrative resources preparing and reviewing proposals from university researchers and faculty that are submitted to external sponsors for consideration of funding. Requires a bachelor’s degree or three years’ exp; one year exp interpreting contracts or similar documents. Application deadline 3/30/2012. For detailed position description and to apply go to https://jobs.ku.edu and search position #00067182. EO/AA.

Tractors, Truck, Combine, Farm Machinery, Golf Cart, Mowers, Antiques EQ & Lots of Tools.

Collectibles, Glassware, Artwork, Furniture, Misc: Collection of 50+ Stoneware Mixing Bowls, incl. Red Wing, Watts and Owens; Country Store Tobacco Tins; Cigar Humidor; Old Pipes; Advertising Signs, Tins and Premiums; Mobil Pegasus Flanged Education Sign; 1960’s Vendo Pepsi Machine; Country Store CofEnrolling Now fee Grinder; Van Briggle for HVAC/R! Classes Lamp w/ Original Shade; Oil Starting Soon Lamp; Pottery, incl. McCoy, at Bryan College Niloak, Ridgeway and RRPO; Call Today! Rosenthal and Goebel Figurines; Goebel Plates; Civil 1-800-306-5170 War Era Sword; WWII German Bayonets and Mess Kit www.BryanCollegeToday.c om Utensils; Several Military Accredited by ACICS Medal, Patches, Clothes; Chein Ferris Wheel Toy; Greyhound Wagon; Globe Skateboard; 3000 Jabo Agate Marbles; 1 5/8” Swirl Marble; Big Little Books; Old Books and Magazines; KU For useful consumer Jayhawk Memorabilia, ininformation, please cludes Brass Bookends and visit us at Jayhawk on Corncob; Primiwww.bryancollegeteam. tives; Graniteware; Crocks; com/disclosure Walking Sticks; Old Postcards; Old Movie Projector; Old Movie Posters; Hopalong Instruction and Cassidy Spunny Spread Poster; Vintage Santa Fe Tutoring Railroad Calendars; Roy Rogers Guitar; Many Nice Tutor, KS Certified Teacher Artwork Pieces; Waterford M.Ed. accepting all ages, Horse Head and Biscuit Jar; email kkb6214@gmail.com Victorian Syrup Dispensers; Heinz 57 Bean Pot; Paperweights; Glassware, including Epergnes, Vases, Covered Animal Dishes, Toothpicks (Lots of Glassware to Unpack); China Sets; Vintage Pinewood Derby Track; Vintage Trunks; Juki Model DDL-227 Commercial Sewing Machine, Buttons and Sew- Administrativeing Chest; Quilts; Furniture, Professional incl. Ethan Allen Dining Table and Chairs, Tea Cart, Coffee and End Tables, Old Kitchen Cabinet w/ Punched Sides, Antique Walnut Dresser, Bar Stools; & More.

Lawrence, KS 785-766-5630 Auctioneers: Doug Riat & Chris Paxton

ESTATE AUCTION Sun., Mar. 11th - 9:00AM 2110 Harper, Bldgs. 1 & 2 Lawrence, KS Mrs. Bill (Pappy) Diane Byington & others Elston Auction Company Mark Elston 785-218-7851 www.KansasAuctions.net

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North Lawrence Improvement Association Meeting - Monday Mar. 12 - 7PM at Peace Mennonite Church, 615 Lincoln. Guest speakers: Aimee Polson and Justina Gonzalez of Community Garden Program of Lawrence. Also discuss North Mass project behind Johnny’s and Chili Supper attendance. All Welcome! 785-842-7232

AdministrativeProfessional

Administrative Associate Senior

for KU College Office of Graduate Affairs. Three years office / clerical / administrative support experience required. Application deadline: March 20, 2012 For full position details and requirements and to apply visit: https://jobs.ku.edu Search for position 00208622 EO/AA

Curator of Design

for the Riley County Historical Museum Development and installation of: exhibits at the Museum, special events, and traveling exhibits. Familiarity with museum collections helpful. College degree in design, museum studies or related field is required. Computer skills & good interpersonal skills required. Experience with PastPerfect software preferred. Hiring pay range is $19.69 - $21.76 with excellent benefits. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, & completed application. Applications available at: Riley County Clerk’s Office 110 Courthouse Plaza Manhattan, KS 66502 or online at: www.rileycountyks.gov Applications accepted thru April 1, 2012. Pre - employment drug testing is required on conditional offer of employment. Riley County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Grants Specialist

Institute for Life Span Studies, University of Kansas Duties include providing oversight for contracts, planning, implementing and managing a grant support system, providing assistance to researchers. Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or other relevant field or three years professional work experience in administrative support. Initial review date: 03/21/12. For more information or to apply go to https://jobs.ku.edu, search for position #00209566. EO/AA Employer

Library Assistant The University of Kansas seeks a Library Assistant. Required qualifications: High School diploma or completion of G.E.D. equivalency and one year of experience in library work. KU seeks applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See http://www.provost. ku.edu/planning/ Complete application instruction, responsibilities, and deadlines can be found at: https://jobs.ku.edu position # 00007209 EO/AA Employer

Library Associate The University of Kansas seeks a Library Associate. Required qualifications: High School diploma or completion of G.E.D. equivalency and three years of experience in library work. KU seeks applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See http://www.provost. ku.edu/planning/ Complete application instruction, responsibilities, and deadlines can be found at: https://jobs.ku.edu position # 00208741 EO/AA Employer

MEDICAL BILLING & COLLECTIONS SPECIALIST Lincare, leading national respiratory company, seeks Medical Billing and Collections Specialist with attention to detail and strong communication skills. Responsible for accounts receivable from Medicare, Medicaid, insurance and patient accounts. Experience preferred. Great benefits & growth opportunities. EOE DFWP Fax resume to Attn: Lea Ann 785-830-8321


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K’s Tire

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Mowing My Way Through College

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“Your Comfort Is Our Business.” Installation & Service Residential & Commercial (785) 841-2665

Mudjacking, Waterproofing. We specialize in Basement Repair & Pressure Grouting. Level & Straighten Walls & Bracing on wall. BBB . Free Estimates Since 1962

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Electrical

Electric & Industrial Supply Pump & Well Drilling Service

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cutdown• trimmed• topped Licensed & Insured. 14 yrs experience. 913-441-8641 913-244-7718

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Flexible schedules with salaries up to $11.88 per hour! For Best Consideration Apply Immediately by Visiting: www.LawrenceKS.org/Jobs EOE M/F/D

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS IS SEEKING A TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEER TO SERVE IN THE ENTERPRISE NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE UNIT, SALARY 50-70K. The Telecommunications Engineer applies engineering concepts to all aspects of KU’s structured cabling systems and support infrastructure. Assignments require the application of standards and guidelines. Position requires skill, knowledge, conformance to established and benchmark systems engineering processes, and the ability to effectively communicate technical analyses, design, and project plans. Required Qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or related field AND a minimum of 3 years experience in telecommunications industry OR Five years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Required experience in telecommunications industry shall include required length of time in any of the following: a Designing voice, data, wireless or video systems using copper, coaxial and/ or optical fiber media. b. Reading and creating blueprints for telecommunications systems in building construction. 2. Two years of experience using AutoCAD to develop engineering construction documents/blueprints. 3. Two years of experience with personal computers and common office productivity software. 4. Must obtain BICSI RCDD certification within one (1) year of hire date. 5. Strong written communication skills as evidenced by the application materials. 6. Two years of experience working with industry standards and codes (i.e., TIA568, TIA-569, TIA-606, J-STD-607, NFPA 70 and BICSI TDMM ). 7. Two years of experience working with data network products such as switches and routers. 8. Two years of experience working with network technologies, including Ethernet. 9. Recent experience designing and surveying for 802.11 wireless networking systems. For a complete list of requirements and to apply, visit https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position number 00062648. Application close date 03/21/2012

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University of Kansas Department of Molecular Biosciences

APPLICATIONS TAKEN AT THE FOLLOWING WORKFORCE CENTER LOCATIONS: TOPEKA: 1430 SW Topeka Blvd. Topeka, KS. EMPORIA: 512 Market Street, Emporia, KS LAWRENCE: 2540 Iowa, Suite R, Lawrence, KS JUNCTION CITY: 1012 W. 6th Suite A, Junction City, KS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS IS SEEKING A COMPUTER OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN SENIOR/LEAD COMPUTER TECHNICIAN. WORK SCHEDULE: TUES. - SAT. 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM. SALARY RANGE: $18.26 - $20.08 PER HOUR WITH $0.30 SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL PER HOUR. This position applies a working knowledge of production applications, computer hardware, software, networks and/or systems in order to provide analysis, recommendations and problem-solving activities for specific functions within technology-based systems and services. Work performed has a broad impact, from unit level to campus-wide, and is performed with autonomy, usually under minimum supervision. Required Qualifications: Qualifications: Two years experience in supervision or lead worker in the Information Technology field.; Two years experience in Computer Operations and/or working in a Data Center; High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent; Work experience that required excellent customer service skills; Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials; Work experience that required the ability to multi-task and retain high level of accuracy; Work experience that required organizational, problem solving, and planning skills. For a complete list of requirements and to apply, visit https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position number 00000344. Application close date 03/21/12.

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Storeroom Manager Required: High School diploma or G.E.D equivalency, Two years’ experience in general office, clerical and admin. Support work. Experience working with database and spreadsheet software, Valid Driver’s License, Excellent communications skills, Experience working with a diverse clientele. For more information and to apply go to : http://jobs.ku.edu Search position number 00001485 EO/AA Employer

BCBSKS is looking to fill this key position of the Corporate Audit & Compliance team reporting to the Manager, Regulatory Compliance. Would you be interested in joining the largest and most successful health insurer in Kansas?

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WEB DESIGNER Looking for a new gig? Well, regardless of whether you are or are not “in search of” that next great place to work. We are looking for you! Want to be our next web designer and be part of our rapidly expanding digital development team? The team designs/develops our digital products, provides maintenance/support of existing websites, and implements third-party digital initiatives. The World Company’s online operation is considered to be among the most innovative of news and media organizations in the country. Our websites include LJWorld.com, Lawrencemarketplace.com, KUsports.com, Lawrence.com and WellCommons.com. We are in search of a designer that is fairly technical and not afraid of the command line when dealing with front-end development and that can also provide creative concept and design solutions after ramping up. What we want to see: • A few years of web design experience is ideal (preferably using open-source technologies). Obviously - proficient with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Experience in designing for mobile platforms a plus). • Knowledge and hands on experience with content management systems is extremely helpful (Django templates would be ideal). • Strong preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience. However, we will train the right person who demonstrates passion for their work and a willingness to learn. • Experience with a version control system (preferably Git). Some of what you will do here: • Varied design work and maintenance in addition to design processing from concept to implementation. • Respond to non-technical users on a variety of technical issues and status updates. • Identify research and resolve technical problems. • Document, monitor and follow-up on issues to ensure a timely resolution. The World Company is a communications and media company based in Lawrence, Kansas. We offer a competitive salary and with an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and more! Background check, preemployment drug screen and physical lift assessment required. To apply submit a cover letter and resume to hrapplications@ljworld.com. EOE

- Must have 3 years experience in compliance, regulatory analysis, government relations, legal, accounting, auditing, or finance.

The Center for Educational Testing & Evaluation (CETE) is seeking a candidate for the position of Career Pathways Assessment Specialist. A successful candidate would work collaboratively with the other Career Pathways Assessment staff and CETE Director and Associate Director in the management & implementation of assigned tasks for the Career Pathways Assessment Program (cPass). Required qualifications: Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Measurement, Vocational Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, Psychometrics, or other closely related field. For complete job description go to https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position#00209573. Review begins 3/23/12. EO/AA employer.

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Project Assistant

Marketing Coordinator

for Stephens Real Estate Responsibilities of this full time position include but are not limited to: • Coordination of weekly ad placement • Manage social media platform • Updating website content • Coordination of overall marketing allocations • General admin duties Strong interpersonal skills required. We offer competitive salary with benefits. To apply submit cover letter, resume, and references to: patmccandless @stephensre.com 785-841-4500

Automotive

Automotive Service Manager

wanted for an immediate opening at Parks Motors of Augusta Kansas for the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership. Excellent base plus performance bonus with a leading dealership in the Wichita market (six figure potential for the right candidate). ADP system. Qualified candidates call John at 316-775-6365 or email resume to: john@parksmotors.com

Childcare Now Hiring for ECE center. Must be program director qualified for over 100 children. 785-856-6002 amy@googolsoflearning.com

The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation is seeking a Program Assistant responsible for management and implementation of assigned Quality Assurance tasks for the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) comprehensive assessment system (which includes alternate, modified and general assessments in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, History and Government; formative, interim, and summative versions of most assessments; and a test of English Language proficiency for English language learners). The successful candidate will manage the day-to-day work of a team of graduate research assistants who will perform much of the operational work, although the successful candidate will also be expected to perform a share of this work as well. Additionally, the successful candidate may participate in the writing of research proposals and/or papers documenting best operational practices and state of the art in test development practices. Required qualifications: 4-year degree from institution of higher learning; documentation of computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), proofreading/ copyediting proficiency; HTML coding experience; strong communication skills, command of written English conventions and attention to detail. For complete position description go to https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position #00209572. Review begins 3/23/12. EO/AA employer

Tues thru Sat 11 PM - 7:30 AM $11.25 - $12.58 Job description at: www.union.ku.edu/hr Applications available: Human Resources Office 3rd Floor, Kansas Union 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard EOE Lawrence, KS

DISTRIBUTION TEAM LEADER Team Leaders are responsible for handling the processing and bundling of newsprint products from the press to distributors; troubleshoot machinery; and assist with supervising and providing training to team members. Candidates must be available to work between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily. We are looking for talented and hardworking individuals who are looking to grow in their career with a fast-paced company. Ideal candidate will have leadership experience; a team player; self starter with strong organizational skills; experience operating machinery and maintenance skills preferred; strong communication skills; good attention to detail and able to multi-task; a high school diploma or GED; able to lift up to 70 lbs.; stand for long periods of time and frequently twist and bend; and proficient with MS Office products. To apply submit a cover letter and resume to: hrapplications@ljworld.com We offer an excellent benefits package including health insurance, 401k, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, employee discounts, opportunities for career advancement and more! Background check, pre-employment drug screen, and physical lift assessment required. EOE

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CSR/appointment Setters $1,600 mo. +bonuses. Must start immediately. For interview call 785-856-1243

RN/LPN/CNA Strong management & clinical skills, Positive attitude. Knowledgeable in passing medications. Kansas license in good standing. Competitive wages. Must be a Team player, reliable and dependable. Compassionate for the elderly. Multi-tasking skills required. Inquire Hickory Pointe Care & Rehab, 700 Cherokee, Oskaloosa, KS 66066 785-863-2108 Warehouse and Delivery heavy lifting is required. $12 per hour. To apply call 785-331-2031 after 10:30AM

Health Care ComfortCare Homes of Baldwin City seeks Certified Medication Aides. Assist residents with ADLs, housekeeping, food preparation, activities and medications. Care is provided for residents with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other dementias. For application contact us at scottschultz@comfortcare baldwin.com

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Lead Teacher for full day Kindergarten Program. Full time position starting late May. Requires Elem. Ed. degree and relevant classroom teaching experience. Great work environment. Contact Hilltop Child Development Center, 1605 Irving Hill Road, 785-864-4940 or ppisani@ku.edu for application information. EOE

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Seeking prof. & dependable assistant teacher who can make a long term commitment to our high quality preschool. Contact ksmontessori@yahoo.com

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Applications are now being accepted for various part-time Temporary seasonal positions with the City of Lawrence. Positions are open until filled.

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New newspaper route available in between Lawrence & LeCompton. 7 days/week. Must be a reliable, dependable person & vehicle a must! Make $1500/mo. Must have valid driver’s license & insurance. Call 785-832-7249

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CSL Plasma

CSL Plasma is now hiring LPNs and Paramedics for our Full Time Medical Staff Associate position. Duties include donor suitability examinations, management of donor reactions, and donor & staff immunizations. Current license and CPR certification required. CSL Plasma offers a fast paced, fun working environment with great benefits including no overnight shifts! Interested applicants please apply online at cslplasma.com. DENTAL ASSISTANT EXPERIENCED Asst. needed for busy general practice. Benefits include 4 day week, health ins., 401K, health club mem. Call Dr Keith Jones off. at 785-841-0233

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- Previous state or federal regulatory or managed care compliance experience is preferred. - Strong experience in health insurance or insurance regulation is preferred. Hospital, health plan, privacy or government health care programs experience is preferred. For more information and online application, visit www.bcbsks.com/careers BCBSKS offers a very competitive salary & benefit package. Questions… Call (785) 291- 7368

Equal Employment Opportunity/Drug Free Workplace Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas will conduct Pre-Employment Background Investigations and Drug Testing as a condition of employment.

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Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline (SSCGP) is an interstate natural gas transportation company, headquartered in Owensboro, KY. SSCGP operates a 6,000-mile pipeline system transporting natural gas from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming and Colorado to markets in the Mid-continent. We provide competitive salaries and benefits. Southern Star provides a fun, friendly, and modern working environment as well as competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We are seeking experienced professionals with skills and qualifications in the following area: Job # 12-0011 – Technician, Corrosion – Tonganoxie, KS For more information on this position regarding complete job description and details for applying, please visit http://www.sscgp.com/Working/ Working Locations: Tonganoxie, KS Website: www.sscgp.com Deadline: March 16, 2012 How to apply:

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3BR — 1131 Tennessee, 1st floor, 1 bath. Avail. now. No pets. $650/mo. 785-841-5797 www.rentinlawrence.com

Great Career Opportunities CSL Plasma has immediate openings for: Center Medical Director We are looking for a Plasma Center Physician (4-6 hours per week) for our Lawrence plasma collection center. This position is a great fit for a MD or DO seeking to have a reduced and flexible work schedule OR supplement hours to a current practice. These consulting positions give you the perfect opportunity to oversee the Nurses/Medical Staff Associates within the center. You’ll review and sign Medical Staff Associate (RNs, LPNs/LVNs) notebooks weekly, approve or defer continued donations, review test results, conduct confidential interviews with donors to obtain information and train new Medical Staff Associates. Requirements: • MD or DO degree • Current CPR certification • Current, active medical license (no malpractice insurance needed) 2nd year medical residents are welcome to apply. To apply, visit our on-line application system at: www.cslplasma.com KMC seeking MA/LPN for Derm Clinic in Lawrence. Mon. - Fri. Days. Previous out-patient clinic experience preferred. Free health, dental & life insurance provided. Resumes to: keakins@kmcpa.com FAX: 785-233-4669 PHONE: 785-295-0929

KU Medical Technologist Student Health Services at the University of Kansas Lawrence campus has an immediate opening for a Medical Technologist. This position is for a full time, limited term, unclassified, benefits eligible technologist to work in a dynamic ambulatory student health center. Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Clinical Laboratory Science or Medical Technology; or bachelor’s in a related field from an accredited college or university and completion of an approved Medical Technologist program; ASCP, or equivalent registry.For more information, a complete position description, and to apply, visit https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position 00206991. Application deadline is 3/20/2012. EO/AA employer.

Mental Health Therapist

Elizabeth Layton Center has full-time opening for a master or doctorate level Kansas licensed mental health professional to work primarily with youth and families providing individual and family therapy services in the office and family home. Position is based in Ottawa, Kansas. Some evening hours & on-call required. Position open until filled. Submit interest & resume ELC - PO Box 677 Ottawa, Kansas 66067 kgladman@laytoncenter.org EOE

Hotel-Restaurant DESOTO PIZZA HUT Drivers, Cooks, Waitstaff wanted. Apply at the DeSoto Pizza Hut located at 34080 Commerce Drive or call 913-585-1265

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

Schools-Instruction Para Educators

The East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education is accepting applications for full-time paraeducator positions in the Baldwin and Eudora School Districts. Salary range $8.80 $11.30, depending on education. Applications may be completed online at: www.eckce.com or call 785-594-2737 if additional information is needed. EOE

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

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Senior Production Supervisor Ekdahl Dining Sun. - Wed. 10:30 AM - 9 PM $12.18 - $13.63/hr.

Full job description available online at: www.union.ku.edu/hr Applications available in the Human Resources Office 3rd Floor, Kansas Union 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard EOE Lawrence, KS

Landscaping & Lawn Mowing Crew help wanted. Must have experience, reliable transportation. 785.749.1141

Office-Clerical Financial Insurance Help Full-time position avail. in busy Chiropractic clinic. Must be able to multi-task. Apply in person Mon., Wed., or Fri. 8AM-4PM or Tues., Thurs. 8AM-Noon Advanced Chiropractic Services 1605 Wakarusa Dr., 66047

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

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Now Leasing for Fall 2012! W/D, Pool, Small Pet OK! pwc@sunflower.com 785-842-3280

DOWNTOWN LOFT

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

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Studios & 1BRs for Aug. 1. 1/2 block to KU. $400-$525. GAS/ WATER PAID. 785-842-7644 www.gagemgmt.com

2BR — 1017 Illinois. 2 story, 2BR — 2400 Alabama, 2nd 1 bath, CA, DW. $500/mo. floor, 1 bath, AC, DW, launNo pets. Call 785-841-5797 dry on-site. $490/mo. No www.rentinlawrence.com pets. Call 785-841-5797 2BR — 1305 Kentucky, in Studios — 2400 Alabama, all 4-plex. CA, DW. No pets. elect., plenty of parking, AC, $450/mo. Call 785-841-5797 laundry. $390, water/cable www.rentinlawrence.com paid. No pets. 785-841-5797 2BR - 2412 Alabama, 2nd Sunrise Terrace — 10th & floor in 4-plex. 1 bath, CA, DW, washer/dryer, no pets. Arkansas, so close to KU! 2BR w/study or 3rd BR, 2 $470/mo. Call 785-841-5797 full bath, CA, DW, laundry, 2BR — 725 W. 25th, In 4- some with W/D, lots of plex, CA, W/D hookup, off- parking. $550 - $750/mo. st. parking. $410-$420/mo. No pets. 785-841-5797 www.rentinlawrence.com No pets. Call 785-841-5797 2BR — 934 Illinois, In 4-plex, Duplexes 1st floor, DW. $490/month. No pets. Call 785-841-5797 2BR, handicap accessible, www.rentinlawrence.com wheel chair ramps, W/D. In 4-plex on quiet st. $560/mo. Parkway Terrace Available now 785-218-1413 2340 Murphy Drive 1 & 2BR Apts., $450 - $500. Apartments, Houses & Now & For Fall. Duplexes. 785-842-7644 Clean and roomy www.GageMgmt.com with on-site laundry.

RENT SPECIAL!

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

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

ASHBURY TOWNHOMES

Near K-10, W/D hookups & fenced courtyard. 2BRs Avail., 1 with garage

MOVE IN SPECIALS

Call NOW 785-842-1322

Townhomes Use Tax Refund to Invest in a Co-op

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

Houses 1st Class, Pet Friendly Houses & Apts.

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HAWTHORN HOUSES

2 & 3 Bedroom Houses

Now leasing for Fall 2012! Pet under 60lbs OK! pwc@sunflower.com 785-842-3280

Apartments & Townhomes 2, 3 & 4BRs

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

100 E. 9th Street Lawrence, KS 66044 785-842-1515 EOE

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

PARKWAY 4000

Move-In Specials! • 2BRs available now • 2 Bath, W/D hookups • 2 Car garage w/opener • New kitchen appliances • Maintenance free 785-749-2555/785-766-2722 2 Bedrooms $550-$800/mo. www.lawrencepm.com 785-832-8728 / 785-331-5360

Four Wheel Drive Townhomes

Spring Into Action

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

LAUREL GLEN APTS

Call 785-838-9559

EOH

2859 Four Wheel Drive Amazing 2BR, tranquil intimate setting, free standing townhome w/ courtyard, cathedral ceilings, skylights, & W/D. Most residents professionals. Pets ok. Water & trash pd. $685/mo. 785-842-5227 www.villa26lawrence.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012 5D Cars-Domestic

Rug, Children’s 3 by 4 foot play rug. Hardly used. Colors very bright. Provides lots of entertainment. See photo image online $10. Call 785-843-0333

Garage Door Opener, 1/3 HP motor. Remote, single car delivered, $75. 785-832-2266

Chevrolet 2007 Cobalt Victory Red, 84K Clean, Local Trade-In Apply On-Line At www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Need for St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Long-stemmed clay tobacco pipe. $20. 785-843-1378 after 6PM. Sony Portable DVD Player, with remote and charger, like New, $100. 785-764-3643 Speakers, Set of 4 Valcom Paging ceiling surround sound speakers. All worked when removed during remodel. Ivory. Offers welcome. 785-979-2312. Teacher’s Toolbox, Books, Big Books, games, Manipulatives $20. 785-393-1992

Chevrolet 2011 Cruze LTZ RS, GM certified, loaded up! Save thousands over new and get the next two years of maintenance paid for! Stk#19390 only $19,844 and only 9k miles! Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Music-Stereo 25” Keyboard Kawai MS710, 576 variations plus recorder, $95. 785-832-2266 Casio Keyboard, 36” CTK530, 64 Rhythms plus tones, $98. 785-832-2266 Grand pianos from $3288 for your new home! Mid-America Piano Manhattan 800-950-3774 www.piano4u.com Jump start your child’s future! The Piano increases concentration, coordination & is a lifelong gift. piano4u.com 800-950-3774 Oak Yamaha Console Piano Great Condition! $3900 OBO Call 785-537-3774 for more details.

Rug, Children’s 3 by 4 foot play rug. Hardly used. Colors very bright. Provides lots of entertainment. See photo image online $10. Call 785-843-0333

Chevrolet 2007 HHR 63K, Dark Blue Call Now! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Chrysler 2010 300 Touring Inferno Red, 36K Enjoy a “Fear Free” Car Buying Experience at www.academycars.com 785-841-0102 Dale Willey Automotive 2840 Iowa Street (785) 843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Dodge 2007 Magnum Stone White, 57K. Love Your Car! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Bicycles-Mopeds Bike Saddle, Brooks Pro. (1970 leather, excellent) $75. 785-843-1378 after 6PM.

Building Materials Architectural Salvage, 1930’s clear glass door knobs. $10/pair. 785-843-1378 after 6PM.

Over 10 Steinway Grands Models A, B, M, O, S Verticals available too! Mid-America Piano piano4u.com 800-950-3774

Don’t see what you want? Give us a call and we can help you find it! Dale Willey Automotive, just ask for Doug at 785-843-5200 2840 Iowa St. Lawrence. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Architectural Salvage, Art (3) 2 Baldwin Deco door escutchons, kite Pianos, Ford 2007 Mustang GT, shape, chromed brass, 25 Acrosonics and 1 Winter 61,000 miles, auto., red for $100. 785-843-1378 after Co. Spinet, $475-575 Price with black stripe, $17,000. includes tuning & delivery. 6PM. 660-238-9988. 785-832-9906 STEEL BUILDINGS -Save Thousands on 2011 Closeouts!! Limited availability, TV-Video 20x30, 30x40, others. Save $$$, buy now for spring. TV, Magnavox 20” bedroom Discounted shipping. Dis- color TV delivered. Excelplay savings also! Call lent, $85. 785-832-2266 Ford 2008 Taurus Limited 866-352-0469 AWD one owner, only 14k miles, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, Computer-Camera steering wheel controls, home link, very nice! Android Pad, 7 inch AnStk#343681 only $17,869. droid pad, (Tablet) iT coDale Willey 785-843-5200 mes with various Apps $98 www.dalewilleyauto.com Call 785-843-1425

Batteries & two recharg- Pets Ford 2003 Taurus SE. Nice ers, (one is charger reliable, economical TauCG-580) for Canon 50D. rus at a great price. Small 3BR, 1 bath, 1 car garage w/ Used 2 Canon batteries Bloodhounds AKC, red or V6 and clean inside. See opener, range, refrig., W/D and 6 generic batteries. black/tan. Up to date website for photos. $400. hookups. $795/mo. Deposit $50 cash only. Call shots/worming Rueschhoff Automobiles Tongie. 913-481-2949 & Refs. Call 785-749-3840 785-843-7980. rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 3BR, 1603 Lindenwood Lane. 4/7 785-856-6100 24 Digital Pianos! Care-Services1 bath, carport. $700/mo. Hundreds of sounds, Available April 1. Contact Supplies rhythms & features. Heritage Realty 785-841-1412 Record directly to CD! Training Classes - Lawrence piano4u.com 800-950-3774 1628 W. 19th Terrace Jayhawk Kennel Club, 6 Avail. NOW. 4BR + study, 2 wks. $70. Enroll online, car garage, fenced yard. www.ljkc.com or call Furniture finished bsmt. $1,600/mo. 785-842-5856 deadline 3/22. 785-841-4785 4BR, 2 bath, lg. farm house at 16810 110th, Oskaloosa. DR, lg. LR, office. $750/mo., $750 deposit. 785-393-0260

Cherry, oak, mahogany, pecan, ebony, walnut… we have a piano that will match your décor! 800-950-3774 piano4u.com

Brand New

Single Family Homes 4 & 5 BRs - Avail. Now 2,400 -3 ,300 sq. ft. $1,800 - $2,200 month Garber Property Mgmt.

Livestock

785-841-4785 garberprop.com

Apartments, Houses & Duplexes. 785-842-7644 www.GageMgmt.com

Near Stadium/Downtown Premium Rental

Updated 3BR, 2 bath with eat-in kitchen, stainless appls., W/D, deck, & lawn care. More properties are available. $525 - $550/BR. For Aug. 1st 816-686-8868

Office Space Office Space Available

at 5040 Bob Billings Pkwy.

785-841-4785

Retail & Commercial Space 2859 Four Wheel Drive

Studio/office, Wi-Fi avail., private bathroom, 697 sq.ft. 785-842-5227 for more info Prime Commercial Property on Wanamaker Road, close to 29th Street in SW Topeka, KS. Approx. 3,000 sq. ft. Call 785-271-6060

Listen to your favorite artists perform in your home with a player piano. Ask about adding one to your current piano. 785-537-3774 Mattresses, Two Twin extra long box spring mattresses; never used, use for seperate beds or for a King Size mattress. Asking $25 each, please call 785-550-4142

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

Wooden Kitchen Table w/ Chairs, Heavy 41in. square fancy table chairs. $75 for table, $25 for each chair. good condition. Please call 785-550-4142

Machinery-Tools

Miscellaneous

3 - 6 acres, includes pond, On Hwy. 40 near Big Springs. Owner will trade BBQ, The very best Weber and/or finance with no Charcoal BBQ. Used twice down payment. From $171 we went to Gas. Excellent condition. They are selling per month. 785-554-9663 for $172, asking $75. Please call 785-550-4142

Owner Carry Call Joe 785-633-5466 McGREW REAL ESTATE 785-843-2055 5 Acres 10 minutes south Quality home in area. Call Mike Flory (785) 843-4798

Buick 2005 Century V6, 20-30MPG, Auto, FWD, Cloth, CD, Cruise, Wow 65K, $7500 View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

1979 Caprice, Great for train or slotcar Chevrolet track. $100. $120 delivered. 137K, mint condition, new tires, New AC compressor, 402-216-7366 No rust, always garaged. Lights, Alzak Metalite re- Call 785-255-4579 cessed lights. Set of 3. Worked fine when removed during remodel. $30/offer. 785 979 2312.

2 Room unfinished cabin w/ loft, on lg. lot in Lake Shore Ladder, 20 ft Extension LadEstates, Lake Perry. Repo, der for $50. Please call assume owner financing 785-841-1239. with no down payment. $257 monthly. 785-554-9663

Douglas County 10 - 50 acres, hilltop, wooded - Lecompton. Shawnee 6 acres in exclusive area 8 ac./sm. bldg. Forbes Field Osage County 7 - 80 acres 10 min. South of Topeka, farm Income

Cars-Domestic

Vintage hideabed sofa $75: Green, brown & yellow plaid. Used very little never slept on. Some damage from cat claws, fix w/ arm covers included 785-842-5528

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

Mobile Homes

Livestock Sale: 1st Annual Angus Bull & Female Sale. Wed., Mar. 21, 2012 6:30PM. Overbrook Livestock Commission Co., Overbrook, KS. May-Way Farms, Woodbury Farms. For more info visit: www.FloryAndAssociates.com 785-979-2183, 785-214-0560

Recliner. Almost new leather electric recliner. Paid $1,000, asking only $300. 785-865-0747

Household Misc.

Acreage-Lots Sunrise Place Sunrise Village

Baby & Children Items Adjustable In-line Ad Skates, In good condition, child sizes 10 to 13, easy to adjust, $5. Please call 785-749-7984.

Canyon Court Apts

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HIGHPOINTE APTS

www.garberprop.com 785-841-4785

Call 785-842-1524

1 & 2 Bedrooms

Call 785-841-8400 www.sunriseapartments.com

Laborers and Truck Driver needed for day and night positions. Local company looking for laborers. No Skills required but forklift experience a plus. Please apply in person. 1992 E 1400 Rd, Lawrence, KS 785-841-6016.

McGREW REAL ESTATE 785-843-2055 320 Acres SW of Lawrence. Divided into 4 parcels. Has older home and out-bldgs. Mike Flory (785) 843-4798

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

www.tuckawaymgmt.com

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

Call TODAY for GREAT Deals! 785-841-1155

100 Temporary Hand Work Positions 2nd shift -4:00pm to 12:30am 3rd shift - 12:00am to 8:30am

RANCH WAY TOWNHOMES

Tuckaway at Frontier 542 Frontier, Lawrence

785-842-4200

(EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/ KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS): 1 : Must be capable of communicating effectively, both orally and in writing. 2 : Possess mechanical competence 3 : Experience in manufacturing and inventory management. Please apply online at www.amarr.com

LUXURY LIVING AT AFFORDABLE PRICES

Miscellaneous

6 acres w/3 Martin Bldgs., 2 Fishtank w/stand, 20 gallg. barns, silo,smokehouse, lon tank, with light bulb, with utils. Near Big Springs filter, and all accessories. /Hwy 40. 785-554-9663 $100. 785-764-3643

785-843-1116

www.meadowbrookapartments.net

Job Summary: Directs, trains, & certifies workforce. Assists Supervisor in coordinating & leading all manufacturing operations. Assists Supervisor in maintaining Team Member & production schedules. ____________________ THE MOST IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES PERFORMED: 1 : Hands-on Line supervision. 2 : Facilitates on-the-job training for all new & existing team members for job certifications & performance evaluations. 3 : Ensures the quality & accuracy of products & timely completion of schedules. 4 : Maintains an efficient workforce in accordance with manpower requirements & training programs. 5 : Ensures a clean and safe work area. 6 : Conducts weekly team meetings.

HAWTHORN TOWNHOMES 2 & 3 Bedroom Townhomes Now leasing for Fall 2012! Pet under 60lbs OK! pwc@sunflower.com 785-842-3280

Farms-Acreage

KIPP’S TREASURES

YOUR PLACE, YOUR SPACE

Process Supervisor 2nd shift (3:00PM-11:30PM)

Townhomes

Gage Management 785-842-7644 1BR — 740 Massachusetts, 3-4BR, 1028 Ohio. Lovely www.gagemgmt.com above Wa Restaurant, big home great for family, near Antiques KU/downtown. Low utils. windows, 1 bath, CA. $750/ Has study, appls., parking. 3BR, 1.5 bath, N. Michigan St. mo. No pets. 785-841-5797 (Woodcreek). Hardwood $1,305/mo. 785-979-6830 floors, deck, bsmt. $775. Cedarwood Apts 785-841-5454, 785-760-1874 Regents Court 2411 Cedarwood Ave. Furnished 3 & 4BRs 423B E 4th Street Beautiful & Spacious 2BR, in a 4-plex. New carWasher/dryer included Tonganoxie, KS 66086 pet, vinyl, cabinets, coun1 & 2BRs start at $400/mo. 19th & Mass., on bus route 913-704-5037 tertop. W/D is included. * Near campus, bus stop Ask about Antiques, Collectibles, $575/mo. 785-865-2505 * Laundries on site 2-person Special! Glass, Furniture, Treasures * Near stores, restaurants 785-842-4455 * Water & trash paid Glasses, Set of 12 Frosted www.meadowbrookapartments.net AVAIL. Now 4BR duplex - start at $795 Glasses with “Antique Au3BR, 2 bath, major appls., —————————————————— tos” Design for $100. ExcelFP, 2 car. 785-865-2505 Apartments, Houses & Get Coupon* for $25 OFF lent condition. Duplexes. 785-842-7644 785-841-1239. EACH MONTH’S RENT 3BR Townhomes Avail. www.GageMgmt.com *Sign lease by Mar. 31, 2012 Glasses, Set of 8 Kansas Adam Ave. AND College Students Centennial frosted glasses 2 bath, 2 car, 1,700 sq. ft., GET 10% DISCOUNT in excellent condition for some with fenced yards, —————————————————— $70. Call Sandy at $995/mo. Pets okay with CALL TODAY (Mon. - Fri.) 785-841-1239. paid pet deposit.

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WarehouseProduction FOOD SERVICE

Apartments Unfurnished

Church bench, 4 ft., painted white, $30. GE refrigerator - 20.6 cu. ft., $125, excellent condition. TV tristero w/ drawers in bottom - $100. 2 fisher speakers. - $20. Call 785-830-9048 Dog House, Top Paw two piece plastic dog house. Good condition. 29” long x24” wide x 17” high. $50 cash only. 785-843-7980 Fish tank w/stand, Floval 305 Filteration. Lots of extras food, floval medium and water tester w//5 tests. Will deliver for $20. extra fee $100. Ron 402-216-7366

Ford 2002 Thunderbird local trade, very sharp, only 25k miles, alloy wheels, cd changer, power equipment, stk#56689B1 only $20,850. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

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

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

Protect Your Vehicle with an Extended Service Contract from Dale Willey Automotive. Call Allen or Tony at 785-843-5200

We buy all Domestic cars, trucks and suvs. Call Jeremy 785-843-3500 23rd & Alabama

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6D SUNDAY, *AR,- 11, 2012 Cars-Domestic Cars-Imports Mazda 2005 Tribute, One owner vehicle in excellent condition and low mileage! Completely loaded with V6, leather, moonroof, power/heated seats, rear spoiler and 6 CD changer. Very well maintained with 90,000 miles. $8,500. Please email tia@sunflower.com or call 785-766-5108 if interested. Saturn 2008 Outlook XR leather heated memory seats, remote start, alloy wheels, 22 mpg with room for 7, GM certified and more. Stk#10044 only $22,850. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

WE BUY CARS Top dollar for top late model vehicles. Drive in, see Danny or Jeff and get your big bucks today! 2840 Iowa St. Lawrence. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Nissan 2001 Altima Limited Edition. Super clean car in silver with gray clean cloth. Automatic, four door with great gas mileage, all for under $5400. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7 Nissan 2003 Maxima GLE in gleaming navy blue. Last year for this super popular body style. Add in gray leather, moonroof, famous Nissan V6, and you have another Rueschhoff rre find! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Cars-Imports

Volvo 2003 S80 T6, FWD, Twin Turbo V6, 1owner, Leather, Moon, 17” Alloy, 101K, $9500 View pictures at www.theselectionautos.com 785.856.0280 845 Iowa St. Lawrence, KS 66049

Crossovers

Sport Utility-4x4 Toyota 2004 4Runner SR5 60K, Natural White Don’t Miss This One! Apply On-Line At www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Truck-Pickups GMC 2006 Sierra SLT crew cab, diesel, one owner, loaded. This won’t last long!! Stk#383811 only $26,841. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Subaru 2008 Outback AWD 2.5I, V6, power equipment, cruise control, alloy wheels, very sharp! Stk#18412 only $19,877. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

KANSAS

Sport Utility-4x4

Jack for Junkers TRADE-IN WORTH

$4500.00

Nissan 2010 Versa 1.8 S 30K, Brilliant Silver etallic, Swear By Your Car, Not At It! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

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GMC 2009 Acadia SLT, sunroof, abs, remote start, alloy wheels, On Star, Bose sound, very nice! Stk#490711 only $26,499. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Honda 2009 Accord EX 52K, Alabaster Silver Love Your Car! Apply On-Line At www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Nissan 2008 350Z Nismo, 6sp, one owner, very sharp! You have got to see this one, come on in for a test drive! Stk#564932 . Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com Porsche 1987 944. Local trade-in priced for quick sale. red, tan interior, 132K miles. Only $2700. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

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Volvo 2007 S-60 2.5T, leather, sunroof, alloy wheels, power equipment, stk#12542 only $17,441. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Buick 2008 Enclave CXL, fwd, room for seven, premium wheels, remote start, sunroof, leather heated seats, navigation, Bose sound and much more, stk#494541 only $24,995. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Cadillac 2005 SRX 76K, White Diamond See Us Today! Apply On-Line At www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

“Kansas Jack for Junkers”

Is a privately funded program helping consumers buy a nicer, newer car than they are now driving. This program is designed to energize the economy, boost auto sales and safer vehicles on the northeast Kansas roadways. No local, state or federal tax dollars are being used to fund this program.

Chevrolet 2009 Cobalt LT, FWD, 4cyl, great commuter car! Alloy wheels, power equipment, great gas mileage! Stk#397901 only $10,774 Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Chevrolet 2008 Equinox AWD V6 LT, very hard to find, alloy wheels, On Star, GM Certified! Two years of maintenance included! Stk#18192 only $19,415. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

The Selection

Honda 2010 Accord EXL, one owner local trade, sunroof, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, very nice! Stk#306421 only $19,326. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Premium selected automobiles Specializing in Imports www.theselectionautos.com 785-856-0280 “We can locate any vehicle you are looking for.”

This is a limited time opportunity. Transactions must be made between March 10 & when the funding runs out! .

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Chevrolet 2006 Trailblazer 74K, White 4X4, Call Today! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Chevrolet 2009 Traverse LS AWD, GM certified, great room for the family with room for seven, stk#17729. Only $23,777, hurry this won’t last long at this price! Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com

Toyota 2006 Camry LE 65k, Dark Grey Metallic From Lawrence’s Favorite On-line Dealership!

Ford 2001 Explorer Sport, LOW miles, excellent condition. Leather, Moonroof, 4x4. Nice tires on alloy wheels. Excellent student car! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Jeep 2004 Grand Cherokee Special Edition. Local trade-in, great condition, leather, heated seats, moonroof, and much more. Super SUV at a great price! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Jeep 2005 Liberty Sport 4WD, 67K, White CALL NOW!!! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102 Jeep 1989 Wrangler Sahara $1999 automatic 68493 miles 4x4 runs great 316-285-9346

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Honda 2007 Fit Sport 64K, Nighthawk Black Call Today! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102 Infiniti 2003 I35. Pearl white with tan leather and moonroof, very popular combination. Essentially same car as a Maxima, but fancier. Very nice sedan w/famous Nissan V6, and automatic. A great buy! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/ /7 Jaguar 2007 X-Type All Wheel Drive. Local car, extremely clean and well equipped. Cream leather interior with heated seats. Traded in on newer Jaguar. Beautiful Dark Chili Red, like new condition. Great price! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 7 785-856-6100 24/7 Kia 2008 Spectra EX. ONE owner, NO accident, very clean four door automatic. Still has factory warranty! 32 MPG highway and side airbags. Lot of car for under $10k. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Mazda 2007 Mazda 5 Sport 46K, Brilliant Black 6 Passenger Comfort, Can You Imagine? And Fuel Economy Too! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

LOW! LOW! LOW! INTEREST RATES ON ALL USED VEHICLES AVAILABLE ONLY AT DALE WILLEY AUTOMOTIVE!

Toyota 2001 Camry LE. Very nice clean sedan for age. Burgundy with clean gray cloth. Four cylinder automatic for great gas economy. Hard to find nice used Camrys. This is one. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles rueschhoffautos.com 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Toyota 2008 Corolla S 38K, Silver Streak This One’s Got A 5 Speed!!! www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

Toyota 2008 Yaris 79K, Meteorite Gray Great Selection Of 2 Doors AND 4 Doors! Apply On-Line at www.academycars.com 785-841-0102

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Spouse should know about workplace friends Dear Annie: Is it possible for two married coworkers of the opposite sex to be friends? I have been married to “Jane” for 15 years. A year ago, she discovered that I was texting my co-worker “Lisa,” with whom I have a professional relationship. Jane became upset and said a male and female could not have a friendship because eventually one of them would want more. So I discontinued all outside communication with Lisa. Eight months later, Lisa caught her husband cheating and moved out of her house. I began texting her to inquire if everything was OK during this difficult time. Well, my wife saw those messages, and now she thinks I’m cheating on her. She is ready to file for divorce. For the record, I have never once seen Lisa outside of work or ever called her, just texted. I am being persecuted for

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something I never did, which still boils down to my question: Can a male and a female be friends without strings attached? — Not Guilty, but with a Good Female Friend Dear Not Guilty: Yes, but with provisions. You should not be so attracted to the co-worker that you are vulnerable to an affair, and you may not contact the co-worker about personal, nonwork-related matters without your spouse’s knowledge and consent. We don’t know whether you are guilty of the

Show offers little insight on Iranians A week dominated by a political debate over clamor for war with Iran concludes with “Shahs of Sunset” (9 p.m., Bravo), a reality-television look at young Persians living large in Los Angeles. Or, as one calls it, “Tehrangeles.” Very much in the tradition of “Real Housewives,” “Jersey Shore” and “Russian Dolls,” ‘‘Shahs” doesn’t so much take an anthropological look at its subjects as let vulgar stereotypes run wild in revealing, often pathetic ways. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979 toppled the pro- Western shah, many Iranians decamped for the United States with only the clothes on their backs. How these immigrants and refugees became the fantastically wealthy parents of the narcissistic characters seen here is hardly discussed. We’re told that the Persian community includes doctors, lawyers and entrepreneurs, but the characters on “Shahs” consist of real estatebrokering men and marginally employed women all endowed with a remarkable sense of entitlement and boundless materialism. MJ, a strenuously single woman, works in real estate with Reza, who struggles with his identity as an openly gay Persian male. But this is merely a speed bump on his superhighway of self-regard. Plump, arrogant Sammy also flips buildings and surrounds himself with female admirers, generously described as “hookerish.” GG does little of note except talk about her new nose and shop. She expects that any husband will spoil her as her parents have done. At a time when insight into Iran, its people and its exiles might be welcome, Bravo offers more of the same, a gaggle of vain exhibitionists who appear willing to do anything to get on television.

Tonight’s other highlights

 Scheduled on “60 Minutes” (6 p.m., CBS): A former Israeli spymaster discusses tensions with Iran; a radical approach to teaching algebra; a profile of Aerosmith.

 Scheduled on “Dateline NBC” (6 p.m.): clerks who pilfer winning lottery tickets.

 Little Red Riding Hood gets itchy feet on “Once Upon a Time” (7 p.m., ABC).

 Alicia takes on Colin’s case on “The Good Wife” (8 p.m., CBS).

A horse named Niagara Falls looms large on “Luck” (8 p.m., HBO).

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 81. ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 78. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is 76. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 62. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 62. Singer Nina Hagen is 57. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 57. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 55. Singer Lisa Loeb is 44. Singer Pete Droge is 43. Singer LeToya is 31. Actress Thora Birch is 30.

first, but you are certainly guilty of the second. By hiding your initial communication with Lisa, you raised doubts in your wife’s mind, and she became suspicious of your motives. By resuming clandestine contact after agreeing not to do so, you also violated her trust. It will go a long way if you can acknowledge your part in this mess and appreciate your wife’s feelings on the subject. Get some counseling if you cannot reach an understanding. Dear Annie: I am in a quandary. I asked my brother and his wife to buy a raffle ticket to benefit my grandchildren’s youth athletic boosters. They agreed and promised to get the money to me the week before the drawing. By the night of the drawing, they still had not paid for the ticket, so I paid for it myself. This ticket actually won the

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For Sunday, March 11: Learn to deal with others directly. You often feel as if others do not hear you or take you seriously. One-on-one conversations prove to be more effective. Your unique vision and tendency to detach from situations might be hard for others to comprehend. If you are single, someone quite different walks into your life. Learn and grow with this person. If you are attached, the two of you grow together because of a mutual decision surrounding a seminar, travel or a new person in your lives. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult. Aries (March 21-April 19)  Defer to others. Don’t forget that a loved one also wants some of your time. Tonight: Dinner for two. Taurus (April 20-May 20)  Others come forward and let you know what they want. Options, invitations and different types of scenarios make your decision difficult. Tonight: Go along with suggestions. Gemini (May 21-June 20)  A nice, easy pace works. You could be overly tired and wondering if you can continue as you have been. Tonight: Squeeze in a walk. Cancer (June 21-July 22)  You might feel far away from your problems at the moment. How nice! Stop and enjoy yourself to the max. Tonight: Return a call before making a decision. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)  You might be happiest close to home. You have been pushed and prodded, but now it is your turn. Tonight: At home.

raffle. I asked the people in charge what to do, and they said the ticket was mine at the time of the drawing, so the winnings belong to me. My brother showed up a week later with a check that was dated the night of the drawing. I told him the raffle was over, but he would not take his check back. I didn’t tell him the ticket won. What should I do? — Want To Do What Is Right Dear Want: Technically, the ticket belonged to you at the time of the drawing. However, it is obviously a source of anxiety, so we suggest a compromise. Unless there are legal repercussions, we think you should give him the winnings or at least offer to split them. You’ll feel better. — Send questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or Annie’s Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190 Chicago, IL 60611.

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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)  Have a conversation, and establish a new beginning where it will make a difference. You could be overwhelmed by everything that you have to do. Tonight: Talk is cheap. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)  You sometimes lose that carefree manner that draws in many people. Look within and at the situation to see why you are triggering a negative reaction from loved ones. Tonight: Take some much-needed personal time. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)  You attract many people just by being yourself. Many of the invitations and calls you receive come from a place of caring. Tonight: Where the action is. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)  Minimize a problem rather than make it bigger. You have a tendency to overdo it, in many different ways. Tonight: Get some extra R and R. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)  Zero in on what is important, and understand where you are going. Your sense of humor comes out when you reach out to friends. Tonight: Speak your mind. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You handle responsibilities well. Unfortunately, you need to use today to fulfill certain obligations. Tonight: Only where you want to be. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)  Use your imagination or be an armchair traveler if you cannot take off. Calls come in with ideas, suggestions and invitations. You cannot change another’s mood — only he or she can. Tonight: Follow the music. — The astrological forecast should be read for entertainment only.

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Universal Crossword Edited by Timothy E. Parker March 11, 2012 ACROSS 1 Santa ___, Calif. 5 Chew the fat 8 Accra is its capital 13 Former Platte River inhabitants 14 Org. for attorneys 15 Uncomfortably stiff 16 “Don’t fret!” as a question 18 Ties a second knot 19 1940s jazz style 20 Daily pill for the heartconscious 22 Bars from the refrigerator 23 Type of sedimentary rock 26 Rickman of Hollywood 27 Orderly 28 Jerusalem religious site 29 2,000 pounds 30 Banker’s advice 31 Big hammer 33 “As you ___” (military command) 34 Ark-boarding unit 35 Official seal on a document 38 Commend, as for bravery 39 Away from to? 42 Additive in skin lotions 43 “I couldn’t ___ less!”

44 Instituted litigation 45 “A Prairie Home Companion” state 48 Song of mourning 49 Reno native 50 “___ Marner” 51 Post-snowfall tool 53 Bric-a-brac holders 55 Like some fingerprints 56 “A guy walks into a ___ …” 57 You don’t need a license to fly it 58 “Heads up!” e.g. 59 “Don’t ___” (comment after a bad day) 60 Kill, as the Minotaur DOWN 1 Dinghy or wherry 2 Black and white board game 3 Vegetarian staple 4 Losing consciousness 5 “... hand in the cookie ___” 6 Like sandpaper 7 Place to fall by 8 Suffix with “concert” or “party” 9 Big gun 10 Tonsil’s neighbor

11 The Simpsons’ neighbor Flanders 12 “Jeopardy!” ques., really 15 Court command 17 Co-___ (some apartments, for short) 21 Work at, as a trade 24 Christmas drink 25 Atlanta-toRichmond dir. 27 Acerb 30 “Comprende?” 31 Completely fill 32 Be untruthful 33 Sometime or another 34 Toothy fish 35 “Overhead” engine part 36 “The Greatest” of

the ring 37 Suggest, as a meaning 38 American Indian or wine 39 Furnace filler 40 Boat race 41 Long series of wanderings 43 Cape ___, Mass. 44 Moves stealthily 46 Major happening 47 Dietary no-no, for some 48 Winter hrs. in Florida 51 Gp. that abducted Patty Hearst 52 “2001” computer 54 Noah’s vessel

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Pentagon aims to resume military help for Yemen By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to resume programs that would pay for military training and equipment in Yemen, nearly a year after halting aid to the key counterterrorism partner because of escalating internal chaos. While no agreements have been cemented, U.S. defense officials said as much as $75 million in military assistance could begin to flow this year. The officials said the Pentagon and State Department are putting together a letter to send to Congress to request restarted the aid. The plan is in line with the Obama administration’s intention to provide significant security and civilian aid to Yemen in 2012-13 as long as the Middle Eastern country makes progress toward a new government and the money is kept from insurgents. One senior military official said discussions have begun over how best the United States can help Yemen, which is putting a new U.S.-backed government in place. The official said it may be difficult to relaunch the counterterrorism training that was suspended about a year ago because Yemeni forces are engaged in battle with the al-Qaida-linked insurgency based in the country. Instead, the training program could shift to focus less on fighting tactics and more on how to plan combat operations and strategize against the enemy. The officials spoke on

BRIEFLY Pa. shooter was troubled student PITTSBURGH — The man who police say fatally shot a medical worker and wounded six other people at a psychiatric clinic was a gifted, hardworking student at one school yet was expelled from another for harassing female students, school officials said Saturday. Police say John Shick, 30, opened fire shortly after entering the lobby of the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic on Thursday afternoon. A possible motive hasn’t been released. He was killed by University of Pittsburgh police who had trained for a Virginia Tech-style shooting, authorities said. Duquesne University spokeswoman Bridget Fare said Saturday that Shick was expelled from the school last November after harassment complaints.

The training program could shift to focus less on fighting tactics and more on how to plan combat operations and strategize against the enemy. condition of anonymity because no final decisions have been made. Widespread protests, coupled with pressure from the U.S., led to the ouster of longtime ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh. U.S. leaders have said they believe that new president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, will be a good partner to the U.S. The renewed effort comes as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula also is experiencing its own transition. While often described as the chief terrorist threat for strikes inside the U.S., the group hasn’t surfaced as a main source in any domestic threats for more than a year. The killing in a U.S. drone strike last fall in Yemen of Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born radical militant cleric, has set back the group’s efforts outside Yemen. Al-Awlaki was linked to the planning and execution of several attacks targeting U.S. and Western interests. “What we don’t necessarily know is are they going to be focusing much more on Yemen, or is it a short-term thing, to be able to build up time and capacity to be able to strike at a far enemy,” said Frank Cilluffo, director of a homeland security studies program at George Washington University.

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A year after tsunami, distrust lingers By John M. Glionna Los Angeles Times

TOKYO — Veteran fish seller Yoshito Shimada is under siege. At a grocery store in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, mothers pushing strollers demand proof that the daily catch isn’t from the waters off the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. “I tell them the government checks the fish for radiation, but they don’t trust elected officials, or anyone,” said Shimada, his blue shirt stained with fish blood. “A year after the disaster, Japan is still afraid of its own food.” Even in Tokyo, more than 200 miles from the northeastern region devastated by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that caused radiation to spew from the nuclear plant, residents fear that local schoolyards are laced with dangerous isotopes. Citizen collectives wander streets with dosimeters to make sure their neighborhoods remain radiation-free, conducting spot checks on fish and produce.

A shaken trust A year after the worst natural disaster in their country’s history, residents of Japan are still struggling to cope with the staggering toll of a catastrophe that left nearly 20,000 dead or missing. But a more insidious legacy may be a shaken trust — in their government, in their source of energy, and even in the food that sustains them. “Many Japanese feel they’ve been lied to by their government,” said Mitsuhiro Fukao, an economics professor at Keio University in Tokyo who has written about the public loss of trust. “In a time of disaster, people wanted the government to help them, not lie to them. And

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POLICE OFFICERS WALK PAST A PINE TREE THAT SURVIVED THE MARCH 11, 2011, EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI, during an operation searching for bodies, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Friday. It has been nearly one year since a monstrous earthquake triggered a tsunami that roared across Japan’s coast, transforming once-pristine and thriving towns into waterlogged wastelands and sparking the world’s worst nuclear crisis in a quarter-century. In the last 12 months, some progress has been made in rebuilding lives, but much remains unfinished. long-term health risks of the radioactive fallout will probably be minimal. But some Japanese aren’t convinced. Suspicious of data provided by the government and news media, many people now conduct their own radiation research. They surf the Internet and seek out podcasts that offer alternative perspectives on the dangers and what to New reports do about them. They flock Seeking to avoid a pub- to the Twitter accounts of lic panic, then-Prime Min- nuclear scientists. ister Naoto Kan and his advisers buried a worst- New worries Yuko Kamine says she case assessment by the Japan Atomic Energy Com- views her life differently mission that included the than she did a year ago. possible evacuation of To- “I worry about food safekyo. Officials delayed dis- ty,” the 29-year-old ofclosing key data and safety fice worker said. “I want standards, leaving many to live each day to the Japanese not knowing fullest. You never know whether their food chain when something like this could happen again, when had been contaminated. A new report on Fuku- you’re going to die.” Some of the public’s fears shima for the American Nuclear Society says the are well researched, others

many wonder whether it could happen again.” Even though the tsunami had knocked out the cooling system at Fukushima, leading to meltdowns in three reactors, officials insisted that all was well at the seaside plant. Recently released reports show that was far from the case.

Out of bed: Hospitals seek to keep elderly strong By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. — Bob Landorf walked miles during his hospital stay, dragging his IV pole along, too, on a mission to upend disturbing statistics for patients his age. At least one-third of hospital patients older than 70 leave more frail than when they arrived, and many become too weak to go home. Nursing home care or rehabilitation often are needed, and even then, research suggests more than two-thirds remain weaker a year after being in the hospital.

Elder-care experts chal- leave patients disabled. lenge the idea that this deHe and other advocline is an inevitable part cates say hospitals need of growing old. They say to revamp old-fashioned conventional hospital care models of patient care to focusing on treating address the nation’s disease rather than aging population preventing frailty — from getting pacontributes to the tients out of bed to problem. offering better food “Nonmedical and homey surpeople say, ‘Grandroundings. HEALTH ma went to the “Life has 100 perhospital with pneumonia cent mortality. But if you ... and she was never the can change the age at same again,” said Dr. Ken- which people lose funcneth Covinsky, a geriat- tion,” they may live lonrics specialist at Univer- ger, better lives, said Cosity of California at San vinsky, who wrote about Francisco. “Pneumonia is the issue recently in the a serious illness, but it is Journal of the American treatable” and should not Medical Association.

Some already are heeding the call, including the suburban Chicago hospital where Landorf was recently treated. Intestinal discomfort sent Landorf to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights last month. Doctors put the 74-year-old part-time chemist on intravenous fluids and ran tests for a suspected blockage. But they didn’t confine him to bed. Two hospital units have volunteers who accompany patients on daily walking sessions of at least 15 minutes, their course marked

by footprint decals on hallway walls. Landorf figures he did at least 20 laps daily during his stay. His only complaint? “It would be nice if they had longer paths,” he said. Doctors found no intestinal blockage and sent him home after three days. Now he’s back to working out three times a week, just like before his hospital stay. Landorf thinks all that walking helped keep him in shape. The benefit is obvious, he said. “Any kind of exercise you can get when you’re bedridden is good.”

USS Enterprise makes final voyage Syria assaults opposition as diplomacy staggers

By Ben Hubbard Associated Press

Thousands gather to protest Putin MOSCOW — More than 20,000 protesters streamed down a central Moscow avenue Saturday to denounce Vladimir Putin’s presidential election win, but the crowd’s relatively small size compared to recent protests suggested the opPutin position movement has lost some momentum. Some of the new political energy that has emerged in Russia in recent months, however, is being channeled into local politics and civic activism. The protest on Novy Arbat street ended peacefully, but leftist opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov and two of his followers were detained shortly afterward as they tried to march to nearby Pushkin Square.

less so. Sociologists report a “social stigmatization” of evacuees from the area around the Fukushima plant. Evacuees in Tokyo and elsewhere have been looked on with suspicion as potentially exposing their new neighbors to radiation. Apartment dwellers have complained of cooking smells or noises that were unusual only in that they were produced by former Fukushima residents. Experts say such responses to radiation aren’t new in Japan, the only country that has suffered a nuclear attack. “After the bombing of Hiroshima, female survivors were seen as damaged and had a hard time finding husbands,” said Akira Tokuhiro, a Tokyo native and professor of nuclear engineering at the University of Idaho. “With Japan’s nuclear history, the stigma switch is easy to turn on.”

Steve Helber/AP Photo

SAILORS CLEAN THE FLIGHT DECK THURSDAY as they move supplies and equipment in preparation for the final deployment of the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise at the Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. The ship’s storied 50-year history includes action in several wars, a prominent role in the Cuban missile crisis and serving as a spotter ship for John Glenn’s orbit of the Earth. It is the longest aircraft carrier in the U.S. fleet, and it is also the oldest, a distinction that brings pride as well as plenty of headaches for the ship’s more than 4,000 crew members. The Enterprise, which made its final voyage today, is heading to the Middle East on its seven-month deployment, where it will be on standby in case of conflict with Iran or piracy threats off Somalia, among other things. The deployment will be the ship’s 22nd. Following its return to Virginia in the fall, tens of thousands are expected to be on hand for a deactivation ceremony Dec. 1 that President Barack Obama has been invited to attend.

BEIRUT — Syria launched a long-anticipated assault to crush the opposition in the rebellious north on Saturday, bombarding its main city with tank shells from all sides and clashing with rebel fighters struggling to hold back an invasion. President Bashar Assad rejected any immediate negotiations with the opposition, striking a further blow to already staggering international efforts for talks to end to the conflict. Assad told U.N. envoy Kofi Annan that a political solution is impossible as long as “terrorist groups” threaten the country. The opposition’s political leadership has also rejected dialogue, saying talk is impossible after a yearlong crackdown that the U.N. estimates has killed more than 7,500 people. That makes it likely that the conflict will continue to edge toward civil war. Syrian forces have been building up for days around Idlib, the capital of a hilly, agricultural province along

the SyriaTurkey border that has been a hotbed of protests against Assad’s regime. Assad Saturday morning, troops blasted Idlib for hours with dozens of tank shells as the forces moved to encircle the town, an Associated Press team in Idlib reported. Families fled their homes, carrying blankets and a few other meager belongings. Others huddled in homes. Rebel fighters rushed through Idlib’s streets, taking cover behind walls to fire on the attackers with automatic weapons, the AP team said. Trucks sped wounded fighters to clinics, and men on one street destroyed speed bumps with shovels so ambulances could drive faster. Many low-level soldiers in the area have joined the opposition and fight along with civilians who have taken up arms.


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